REAL PERU: MACHU PICCHU & LAKE TITICACA (HOMESTAY)
This is Real Peru! 53 kilometres east of Puno, on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Titicaca, the Luquina Chico Community is a picture-perfect snapshot of how life in rural Peru used to be. Here, the local people go about their lives as they have always done: fishing, farming and living in harmony with the majestic natural wonders that surround them.
Feel the magic and the energy of Cuzco and Machu Picchu, then continue to where the legend began – Lake Titicaca, to get off the beaten path and immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy the peace and tranquility on the shores of the Lake at the Luquina Chico community. The perfect program for travelers who don’t mind a night of basic comforts, and to get the chance to get a glimpse at what is life like in real Peru!
Day 01: International arrival
Day 02: Lima City Tour
Day 03: Flight to Cusco
Day 04: Cusco City Tour
Day 05: Sacred Valley Tour
Day 06: Train to Machu Picchu and guided tour
Day 07: Second visit to Machu Picchu. Hike Huayna Picchu. Return to Cusco
Day 08: Tourist bus to Puno
Day 09: Homestay at Luquina Chico and rural activities
Day 10: Visit Uros and Taquile Islands
Day 11: Flight back to Lima
Day 12: International departure
*We suggest you to bring small gifts for the kids of the community, they will love them! School supplies are also useful. Learn more here: The Travel & Charity Project.*
This tour was listed as one of the 7 life changing holidays by Wanderlust Travel magazine!.
Destinations: Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno and Lake Titicaca (Luquina homestay, Uros and Taquile Islands).
Length: 12 days/11 nights
Departure dates: daily
Minimum: 2 passengers
Operating season: all year