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Kim MacQuarrie
Explorer & Four-time Emmy Winner

A keen explorer and adventurer, Kim has won 4 Emmy Awards -- 3 of them for documentaries on the Peruvian Amazon. Kim’s newest book, Adventure in the Andes: On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and Revolutionaries, about a 4,500-mile journey from Colombia to Tierra del Fuego.

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Titicaca & Machu Picchu

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Detailed Itinerary Presented by Kim MacQuarrie 4-time Emmy winner  | + info
Day 1
Hang gliders catch drifts on coastal cliffs next to Miraflores skyline

Upon arrival at the Lima airport, meet a Incas Expert Travel representative for a transfer to your confirmed Lima hotel.

If arriving early, you can also take in scenic Parque del Amor (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima's gorgeous coastline.

Arrive to Lima. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2
Cusco plaza and churches seen from above

Fly from Lima to Cusco. Upon arrival at the airport, meet a Incas Expert Travel representative for the short drive to your hotel in the historic center. Along the way, you will see stunning examples of the city’s hybrid Spanish-Inca architecture.

You have the rest of the afternoon to explore the city. Remember to take it easy on your first day at altitude.

Fly to Cusco. Relax and wonder.
Day 3
Zigzagging stone walls at Sacsayhuaman

Begin your day with a private guided tour of Cusco’s most important sites. Start with a visit to the Cusco Cathedral and Qoricancha. Later, see the impressive ruins of Sacsayhuaman.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure. Shop with locals at San Pedro Market or wander the streets of bohemian San Blas.

Private Half Day Cusco City Tour.
Day 4
Snow-capped mountain ridges in Sacred Valley

Meet your guide to begin an exploration of the Sacred Valley. Your private tour visits the concentric circle terraces of Moray which descend nearly 500 feet into the earth, the multi-hued salt pans of Maras, and the monolithic fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo. At the end of the tour, catch the train to Aguas Calientes, base town for Machu Picchu.

Private Sacred Valley Tour. Train to Machu Picchu.
Day 5
Machu Picchu citadel clings to mountain ridge

Wake up early and meet your guide for a memorable walk through the “lost city of the Incas” and let yourself be swept away by the magical landscape that surrounds this important ruin. Finish up with last photos and then return to Aguas Calientes town for the return trip to Cusco.

Upgrade options:
*Add an extra day in Machu Picchu.
*Climb Huayna Picchu for a bird’s eye view of the ruins.

Private Machu Picchu Tour. Return to Cusco.
Day 6
Reed boats anchored next to reed houses on Uros Floating Island

After breakfast, transfer to the bus station to begin the trip to Puno & Lake Titicaca. The comfortable, first-class bus includes stops along the way at the beautiful church of Andahuaylillas and the archaeological center of Raqchi. On arrival, meet our representative for a transfer to your Lake Titicaca hotel.

Upgrade option:
*Ride aboard the luxurious Andean Explorer train to Puno. Depending on the season, service is limited to 3-4 weekly departures.

Cusco to Puno.
Day 7
Bolivia’s Cordillera Real flanks the eastern shore of Lake Titicaca

Departing from Puno port, begin your waterborne exploration of the world’s highest navigable lake. Stop at the Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island to see how indigenous people maintain their traditions in an extreme high altitude lake environment.

Follow this with a visit to a local island. Depending on your preference, you can choose from a unique homestay experience in Amantani or a visit to the private island - Isla Suasi.

Experience Lake Titicaca.
Day 8
Titicaca island looks out over vast lake to snow-capped peaks

Take another day to further explore the island at your leisure. After lunch, board the boat back to Puno, enjoying one last look at the blue expanses of Lake Titicaca.

Explore Lake Titicaca. Return to Puno.
Day 9
Woman in traditional skirt and hat descends path to lakeshore

Enjoy a final breakfast at your Puno hotel. Then meet our representative for a transfer to the airport to begin your journey back home.

You can also customize this itinerary to continue your exploration of Peru’s wonders.

Return to Lima or continue your journey.

*All tours are private unless noted in your itinerary.

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