You may be fascinated by the all great view, the cities of the Incas’ and of course the Amazon rainforest.
Machu Picchu is the capital city of the Inca was built by the river and between the mountains which is a large archeological site.
Day 1 / 7 November 2023 / Tuesday ISTANBUL – BOGOTA
Meeting at 07:00 in the morning at Istanbul Airport International Terminal. After the ticket, luggage and passport procedures, departure to Bogota with Turkish Airlines flight numbered TK 900 and arrival in Bogota at 14.55 local time after a 13 hour and 45 minute direct flight. Transfer to our hotel with our private bus. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 / 8 November 2023 / Wednesday BOGOTA – COLOMBIA
After breakfast at our hotel, we start exploring Bogota all day long. Today we will visit the Gold Museum, Fernando Botero Museum and Monserreate Hills, and visit the Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), which will contain approximately 34,000 pieces of pre-Hispanic gold and more than 25,000 Pre-Columbian objects. Then we will visit Casa de la Moneda and Donacion Botero, where Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s artworks are exhibited using different artistic techniques such as painting, drawing and sculpture. Our tour will continue with a visit to La Catedral Primada, La Casa de Narino, Lievano Palace and Palace of Justice in Plaza de Bolivar Square. Our tour will end after a delicious lunch on the Monserrate Hill tour that we will go in the afternoon. Our dinner is at a stylish local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 / November 9, 2023 / Thursday BOGOTA – LIMA – PERU
We leave our hotel early and go to the airport for the flight to Lima. Following our arrival in Lima, we start our city tour of Lima, the city of kings. The historical center of Lima, the heritage of humanity of UNESCO, is full of stories from the past… We will visit its streets, cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, Government Palace and Plaza Mayor. We will visit St. Dominic’s and St. Francis Catholic Church. In addition, the city’s must-see Lima Post Office and Larco Museum will be places we will explore. We will have our lunch at the museum’s restaurant, Cafe del Museo. On the way back to our hotel in the afternoon, we will visit San Isidro and Miraflores districts. Two impressive archaeological gems are hidden among the tall buildings and houses in this area. Huaca Huallamarca and Huaca Pucllana Pyramids… After our visit, we will take a short break in Love Park, one of the iconic spots of Lima, thanks to the statue of a kissing couple made by Victor Delfin and Gaudi Style benches. This is the perfect place to enjoy the panoramic view of Lima Bay, Barranco and Chorrillos Regions. Our dinner is at a special restaurant on the shore of the ocean. Overnight at our hotel.
Day 4 / 10 November 2023 / Friday LIMA – PERU
After breakfast at our hotel, another wonderful day awaits us. In the tour we will organize all day long, accompanied by Mr. Saffet Emre Tonguç; We will explore all the historical and touristic places of Lima. Our lunch and dinner are at a special restaurant. Overnight at our hotel.
Day 5 / 11 November 2023 / Saturday LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY
After breakfast, we take our private bus to the airport and fly to Cusco with a direct flight. Following our arrival, our journey to the Sacred Valley begins. Our first stop will be the newly built Pisac Market, where we can buy local souvenirs including silver, alpaca clothing and other craft items. Later, we will stop at Yucay Cultural Center to see the display of local handicrafts as well as llamas and alpacas. We will drive all the way to Ollantaytambo to enjoy a traditional pachamanca for lunch. Pachamanca is a special occasion in the Andean tradition where families come together and thank the land for the food it provides us. We invite you to participate in this experience as you wander through our organic garden where it all began, to witness the burial and cooking of food and learn about the history of this Ancestral lunch. You can enjoy meats such as lamb and chicken, as well as a variety of tubers and fresh organic vegetable salads. This experience also includes visiting the Café Mayu Coffee Monastery and the Andean Distillery. After lunch we will visit the Ollantaytambo Archaeological Site and then drive to our hotel. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Day 6 / 12 November 2023 / Sunday SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
We take our breakfast at our hotel and leave. While our luggage is transferred to our hotel in Cusco, where we will stay tonight, we will go to Rio Sagrado Train Station to take the Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. Welcome drink and traditional dances at the station will herald a great day of adventure. You can enjoy live music and lunch with the movement of our train. After our train journey that will last for 3 hours, we will make another half-hour journey with the buses reserved for us and arrive at Machu Picchu. The tour of the Lost City of the Incas, accompanied by Saffet Emre Tonguç and a local guide, will take approximately 2.5 hours.
Then, enjoy the tea time at the Sanctuary Lodge next to the Machu Picchu entrance. While returning to Rio Sagrado with the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train in the evening, we will have our dinner accompanied by live music on our train. Transfer to Cusco and overnight at our hotel.
Day 7 / 13 November 2023 / Monday CUSCO
After breakfast, we will take a private tour of Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park to visit Sacsayhuaman with its impressive stone walls, Qenqo with its hidden stone altar, Tambomachay Fountains and Puca Pucara. Following our return to Cusco, we take our lunch at a local restaurant and start our Cusco Tour. To enjoy panoramic views of the city, first St. Christopher Square, then St. Petersburg, where you will discover local flavors, smells and colors. We continue to Peter’s Market. The Qorikancha Temple, which we will visit in the afternoon, will open its doors to us and invite us to imagine what it once looked like covered with gold. Qorikancha means “Golden Guard” in Quechua and still retains much of its past glory.
On this day, when we will be in an intense state of exploration all day, St. We will also visit the Church of Dominique and San Blas, a district of local artisans. You will walk down Hatun Rumiyoc Street, along the way you will see the Inca Roca Palace (now home to the Archbishop’s Palace) and admire the famous 12 angled stones. Our dinner is in a private restaurant and overnight at our hotel.
Day 8 / 14 November 2023 / Tuesday CUSCO – PUNO
After breakfast and check-out at our hotel, we go to Puno by our private bus. On the way, we will visit the Andahuaylillas, Wiracocha Temple of God Racchi, which are the attractions this beautiful route has to offer, and then we will visit La Raya and Pucara Museum, which is a natural border between Puno and Cusco. After our arrival in Puno in the afternoon, check-in at our hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 / November 15, 2023 / Wednesday PUNO – LA SUN
We take our breakfast at our hotel and leave for our trip to La Paz. We’re going to the Copacabana Conservation Area on an early morning cruise (we’ll cross the Bolivian border in Kasani). At Copacabana Harbor, we board the Catamaran cruise ship to Sun Island, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Visit the Inca Garden, Stairs, and Fountain on this legendary island, and the Inti Wata Cultural Complex, which includes two underground Museums of Archeology and Anthropology, Traditional Medicine and Titicaca Reed Shipbuilders’ Display Centres, Pachamama Agricultural Inca Terraces, Handicrafts Exhibition, Intica Lounge, and several museums. We continue with. The Inti Wata Complex is the main private tourist attraction in Bolivia and is open to Catamaran Cruise Ship guests only and includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titicaca traditional reed ship for a panoramic visit to the Pil Kokaina Inca Palace. We will then take the Catamaran cruise again to sail while enjoying the buffet lunch. During this excursion, admire the breathtaking Andean Mountain Range on the Bolivian side of the lake. In the afternoon, when the Catamaran Cruise arrives at Chua Port, we will depart by road to La Paz city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 / November 16, 2023 / Thursday LA SUN
This morning we visit the Tiwanaku Archaeological Site, the capital of an ancient civilization, located 72 km from the city of La Paz and on the southeast shores of Lake Titicaca. At its height, the capital of Tiwanaku was the largest in the world and considered the Cradle of all American Civilizations. These pre-Inca ruins have sparked endless archaeological controversy. The latest radio carbon 14 tests show that these regulations date back to 1580 BC. We will visit the Kalasasaya (Sun) Temple, the Semi-Underground (Earth) Temple, the Akapana Pyramid and the legendary Sun Gate in this breathtaking ancient city. Our tour also takes us to the museum, which is full of ceramic objects and tools from civilizations before the Incas. We have our lunch at a local restaurant and return to La Paz for a private city tour. We visit Jaen Colonial Street, one of the best preserved colonial streets in the city, and continue to Plaza Murillo, where the Cathedral, Government Palace and National Congress buildings are located. Later, a walk in the Witches Market will take us into the secret world of Andean mysticism.
Then we will visit the Rodriguez Local Market, the largest food market in La Paz, and photograph the variety of products and the clothes of the local women who sell them. A must-see in La Paz is to take a cable car ride to enjoy the stunning views and visit the magnificent Moon Valley with its bizarre geological formations. Our dinner is at a local restaurant and overnight at our hotel.
Day 11 / 17 November 2023 / Friday LA SUN – BOGOTA
Take our breakfast at our hotel early.
Or and we are going to the airport for the flight to Bogota. After the flight and arrival in Bogota, we start our tour of Zipaquira and Salt Cathedral with lunch. La Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá is one of the greatest works of Colombian engineering and is ranked nationally as the first Colombian Wonder and is ranked excellently in the international field category. The splendor of this mine lies in its construction, which is accomplished through the use of its tunnels representing the fourteen stations of the way of the cross, the Nartex, the choir and the beautiful nave among others. We will start our tour from the north of the city, where we will pass through the towns of Chía and Cajicá, where we will enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Cundiboyacense Plateau, and arrive in Zipaquirá, where we will visit the park of this touristic municipality. We will visit the Salt Cathedral, which is the attraction of this region, where we will enjoy a way beyond a religious tour, which brings together culture.
After our tour, we will have lunch at a private family restaurant and check into our hotel in the evening. Our dinner and overnight at our hotel.
12. Day / 18 November 2023 / Saturday BOGOTA – ISTANBUL
After breakfast, free time and shopping opportunities. Meeting at our hotel at noon and transfer to Bogota Airport. Following the customs, ticket and passport procedures, Turkish Airlines flight TK 801 will depart for Istanbul at 16.25 and overnight on the plane.
Day 13 / 19 November 2023 / Sunday ISTANBUL
Arrival in Istanbul at 16.30 local time.