Route of the Sun - Arequipa - Cusco - Puno 7d/6n
Vist the 4 most visited cities of Peru and enjoy its top tourist attractions: Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno with a tour of Lake Titicaca and finally Cusco with a full day tour of Machu Picchu.
This hand picked tour is known as the Sun Route starting from the city of Arequipa and ending in Cusco. This route is specially designed to fully enjoy Machu Picchu on your last day as this route helps you lessen the chance of altitude sickness as you gradually go from low to high to mid altitude. You will go from Arequipa (7,550 feet / 2,300 metres) to Colca Canyon (4800 meters / 15,800 ft), then Puno (3,827 meters / 12,628 feet) and finally Cusco (3,399 m / 11,152 ft).
Our tours are small groups, catering to the independant traveler who also wants to join a group tour for the most important tourist attractions with plenty of freedom to explore on your own on each site.
We can also customize this tour, so please feel free to contact us.ItineraryDay 1: WELCOME TO THE CITY OF AREQUIPA AND TOUR OF COUNTRYSIDEStop At:
Arequipa Region, Arequipa Region
Upon arrival, prior coordination, we wait for you at the bus terminal or airport to transfer you to your room in a tourist hostel in the center of the city.
2:00 p.m. Tour Campiña in Mirabus, knowing Mirador de Yanahuara, Carmen Alto, Fabrica Incalpaca and Minizoológico de Camelidos, Founder's Mansion and Sabandía Mill.
6:00 pm. Return to the center of the city.
Overnight in Arequipa.
Duration: 5 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in hotel in city of ArequipaDay 2: Transportation from Arequipa to the Colca Valley - ChivayStop At:
Chivay, Chivay, Colca Canyon, Arequipa Region
8:00 am. Pick up passengers from their respective hostel, then on the way to Chivay in the Colca.
We will make brief stops in Patahuasi, then in the back of Misti Volcano, then in part of the Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, then in the Patapampa viewpoint of the snow-capped mountains and volcanoes, where there is thaw.
1:00 pm. Arrival in Chivay and you will have your welcome buffet lunch.
2:00 p.m. Installation in your lodging and a free time to change and rest.
3:00 pm. Optionally you can go to the hot springs (income on account of the traveler).
6:00 pm. Meeting with the guide those who want to go to dinner with the group, including folk dances that are presented.
Overnight in Colca.
Duration: 9 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight hotel in city of Chivay (Colca Canyon)Day 3: FULL DAY AL COLCA + TRANSFER TO PUNOStop At:
Colca Canyon, Peru
5:30 am. Breakfast in your respective Lodging.
7:00 am. Pick up from your respective hostel and we go to the viewpoint of La Cruz del Cóndor, where we can appreciate the depth of the Colca Canyon and appreciate the majestic flight of the Condor (according to some times of the year).
9:30 a.m. Returning again to Chivay we will make brief stops in natural viewpoints such as Antahuillque, Wayrapunko, the town of Maca, Artisan Center, observation of camelids and birds like trained hawk, where you can take some pictures in exchange for a tip with the locals.
12:00 pm. Return to Chivay and time to have lunch.
1:15 p.m. Here we change transport and we go to Puno in our tourist transport with another guide on board, bilingual local guide, stopping in Lagunillas high Andean and contemplating a beautiful landscape.
7:45 pm. Arrival in Puno, I pick you up to transfer you to your lodging.
Overnight in Puno.
Duration: 9 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in city of PunoDay 4: FULL DAY IN PUNO LAGO TITICACA: UROS ISLANDS + TAQUILE ISLANDStop At:
Lake Titicaca, Peru
7:30 am. Pick up from the hotels in Puno to take them to the port where they will board the touristic boat and we will cross Lake Titicaca
8:45 am. We arrive at the island of Uros, Totora Island in the middle of the lake, where they will know much of the culture and crafts of the inhabitants.
Optionally we can take a walk in totora rafts for an extra cost.
Then we will board the boat sailing again through Lake Titicaca.
12:00 pm. We arrive at the island of Taquile, an earthly island with monuments, ceremonial centers and viewpoints that we will visit; Of course we will have a typical lunch included in this area of Lake Titicaca.
2:30 pm. We undertake the return to the port of Puno, sailing again through Lake Titicaca.
5:30 pm. Arrival to the port of Puno and transfer to your lodging
Second night of overnight in the same Hostal in Puno.
Duration: 9 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in city of PunoDay 5: TOURIST TRANSFER FROM PUNO TO CUSCO BY THE ROUTE OF THE SUNStop At:
Cusco Region, Cusco Region
During our tour that lasts approximately 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the places of tourist interest of the southern corridor of the highlands visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the pass of the Raya (at 4.335 msnm) and the Inka-Aymara Museum of Pukara.
Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take pictures and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity.
The Buffet lunch is made up of foods from the Andes served in a comfortable restaurant typical of the city of Sicuani.
At the end of the afternoon we arrive to Cusco, where our staff waits for them to transfer them to their respective hostel, where they will be given the indications for the visit of the Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu the next day.
First night of overnight in Cusco.
Duration: 10 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in city of CuscoDay 6: FULL DAY MACHUPICCHU BY TRAIN FROM CUSCOStop At:
Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
Between 3:30 am. and 3:50 am. The service begins with pick-up from your hotel to take you to the Ollantaytambo station. The trip is from 1 hour and a half to 2 hours approx.
Once there, you can board the Expedition Train or Inca Rail that will take you to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) where you will arrive at 7:40 am. approx.
At the exit of the train station, your guide will be waiting for you to go to the bus station and go up to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Once in Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of 2 hours to know and visit the most outstanding places of the place. After that you can tour the citadel on your own until the time of departure that is at noon.
Then we go by bus to Machu Picchu Pueblo where you will have all the time available to do some other activities such as visiting the streets of the city, visit the thermal baths and relax, visit the Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum, etc. (Admission to these not included)
Duration: 9 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in city of CuscoDay 7: LAST DAY - FREE IN CUSCOStop At:
Cusco Region, Cusco Region
7:00 am. Breakfast at the Hostel in Cusco.
Here we would end our service and you are free to choose some other activity, pay additional nights in the same hostel, or coordinate your transfer to the airport or bus station. Your choice.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Double Occupancy Room
7/27/2020 - 3/28/2024Single Occupancy Room
7/28/2020 - 3/28/2024
Duration: 7 Days
Traveler pickup is offered
Upon arrival, prior coordination, we wait for you at the bus terminal or airport in the City of Arequipa to transfer you to your room in a tourist hostel in the center of the city of Arequipa. We also offer this tour in the opposite direction, from Cusco to Arequipa.Airports
Cancellations and refunds:
- Rodriguez Ballon Airport, Arequipa Peru
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.