Peru different and unusual

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It must be said that Peru is often visited in the same way, along the same lines. But you who want to spice up your journey a little, go against mass tourism and control your journey, we can propose alternatives. Whether it be in terms of activities, means of transport, and also housing, this circuit offers a more original discovery of this magnificent country than Peru. That is to say, to perfect your unusual stay, there are also unusual accommodations, such as tree huts in the trees or even perched transparent capsules. 

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<p>Office in the cathedral of Lima.</p> Cuzqueña in traditional dress. Concentric Moray terraces. Tisseuse in the village of Chinchero. The condor watches over the city of Kuntur Wasi observation tower. Island of Taquile.

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  • Lima
  • Tacna
  • Puno
  • Juliaca
  • Cusco
  • Písaq
  • Urubamba
  • Chinchero
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Machu Picchu
  • Huaraz
  • Isla Amantani
  • Moray
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Details of the stay: Peru different and unusual - 6 days

Day 1 : Arrival in Lima

The capital has the nickname "Lima the Grey" because its sky remains overcast throughout the winter (May to October), by the garúa, a thick grey fog. And for the record, legend has it that when the settlers asked the natives where it would be best to locate the capital, the locals suggested Lima's current location, being well aware of the presence of the garúa in this part of the territory. But for you the question will not arise, because you will only spend one night in Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Night in Lima.

Day 2 : On two wheels in the Sacred Valley

Take a flight (1h20) to Cusco. Welcome to the cradle of civilization! This city gives the feeling that a story is to be told on every street corner. Reduce the effects of altitude sickness (3,400 metres) by moving quickly into the lower valley. Buy a boleto turistico parcial (valid for 2 days) to access the different sites. Go to a 2-wheel rental shop (rentals for 3 days). It is easy to find them near the Plaza de Armas. Choose your side: scooter or motorcycle. Leave your passport as a guarantee and on the way. Head to Pisac to discover its colourful local market and the ruins with the same name. Take the road again to the Salines de Maras, a site little known to mass tourism. Night in Urubamba

Day 3 : Discovery of Inca sites

Get in your vehicle and head for Moray: an old Inca laboratory with terraces on the first floor that served as a test for the crops, which could then be built in real size in the valley. This is followed by a walk in the heart of Chinchero, a typical small colonial village. The Incas considered it the birthplace of the rainbow. Descent to Ollantaytambo. At the foot of this never-ending Inca fortress, you will be speechless. A little over 1 hour by 2-wheel drive in the mountains, possibility to spend the night and morning in a local community. Otherwise, night in Ollantaytambo

Day 4 : Cusco

It will be time to get back on the road (by going through Chinchero again) and bring your vehicles back to their owners. Don't forget your passport. You should be more used to the altitude, otherwise, do not hesitate to consume coca (leaf or tea). If you still have time, visit museums and churches, stroll around the San Blas district, visit the San Pedro market to buy your souvenirs and enjoy the atmosphere that animates Cusco in the evening. Night in Cusco.
If this is your first time in Peru or if you want to repeat the experience, here can be added a day to visit Machu Picchu from Cusco, in one day

Day 5 : Direction Lake Titicaca

Bus (between 7 and 10 hours) to Puno, a town off Lake Titicaca. The scenery will change all the time during your trip and you will be amazed. It must be said that this section of road is particularly worth it. Arrival in Puno, a town overlooking the lake. It is difficult to miss this lake with its special name, for us Francophones. Especially since it is the highest navigable lake in the world. We recommend to go to Amantani, a wilder and less touristic island, to spend a night with the locals. Contemplation of the sunset over the lake. Night in Amantani.

Day 6 : The pretty islands

Visit of the Uros archipelago, floating islands that have the particularity of being artificial. They are indeed the result of manual reed processing. Then visit Taquile, where a walk will be planned. From the top of the island you will enjoy an incredible view of the lake and its islands. The know-how of the tequilenos in artisanal textile makes the island famous. At all ages, while men knit, women weave on looms that date back to pre-Hispanic times. Return to Puno, then transfer to Juliaca for a flight (1h35) to Lima.

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