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MAGIC SOUTH

MAGIC SOUTH


(JT 02)

Locations:
LIMA/AREQUIPA/CUSCO/PUNO/ YOU KNOW THE STUNNING LAKE TITIKAKA
Time:
12 days / 11 nights
Price:
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Day 1: ARRIVAL IN LIMA

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN LIMA

Assistance on your arrival in Lima, at the international airport "Jorge Chavez", and transfer to your selected hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Lima.


Day 2: CITY TOUR IN LIMA

Day 2: CITY TOUR IN LIMA

At 9:30 am starts the travel around Lima which provides you a perfect combination (pre-hispanic era, colonial period and modern Lima), and enables the visitor to get acquainted with Lima's complete history.
We will visit the "Huaca Pucllana", a magnificent ceremonial and administrative center of Lima culture, built in the 4th century A.C. and considered by the Incas as "Ñaupallaqta" a "Sacred Village".
In this travel you will also visit the Historical Center: Paseo de la Republica, San Martin Square, Main Square, Government Palace, Basilica Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, City hall palace, the old streets with colonial mansions and moorish-style balconies.
We will also visit them convent and church of San Francisco; which is the greatest monumental assembly of colonial art in America. It also contains the monks' chair and library, the vestry, with painting by Zurbaran and Rivera; main cloister decorated with sevillan tiles from the 16th century; moorish arches and the famous "Catacombs", underground crypts from the colonial times.
This Lima travel continues through the more traditional residential areas: el olivar in San Isidro, with olive trees brought from spain in the 17th century; Miraflores Central Park, the park of love, and the famous mall "Larco Mar", a spot of international thematic attractions which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean - Larco Mar has became a distinctive symbol of modern Lima.
Overnight at the hotel in Lima.

Day 3: Flight Lima / Arequipa

Day 3: Flight Lima / Arequipa

At a certain time transfer from the hotel to the airport.
(am) Flight Lima/Arequipa.
Arrival in Arequipa, reception and transfer to the hotel.
14:00 pm We start a three hour city tour including Santa Catalina Convent (the oldest monastery in South America), the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit Church of "La Compañia" and its beautifully-painted chapel, the church of San Francisco, San Lazaro's district, Selva Alegre and the typical districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti volcano.
Overnight at the hotel in Arequipa.

Day 4: COLCA CANYON

Day 4: COLCA CANYON

Early in the morning, after breakfast, departure by bus on your travel to the Colca Valley driving across Pampa Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, habitat of herds of vicuñas and stopping at the Mirador de los Andes, the crater of Chucura, the "Mirador de Chivay", where beautiful pre-columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas can be observed. Arrival to the town of Chivay at 13:00 pm approx.
Transfer to your selected lodge. Lunch.
In the afternoon free time to visit thermal and medical baths.
Overnight at the hotel or lodge in Chivay.

Day 5: COLCA CANYON

Day 5: COLCA CANYON

Early in the morning departure to the "Condor's cross" from where the great andean bird, "The Condor", may be spotted flying in circles above still farmed green pre-hispanic terraces.
Enjoy the impresive panorama of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the wold (3,000 mts.).
On the way back to Chivay, visit to the mirador of Chinina, where we will find the famous hanging tombs and the hanging bridge of sifon that joins the town of yanque with Corporaque. At the town of yanque, visit its beautiful church and its characteristic stone streets among other attractions. In order to have spectacular views of the Colca Valley, we will drive to the observation points of Choquetipo and Artahuilque and also to the town of Maca.
After lunch at a local restaurant, return to the city of Arequipa, arriving at 18:00 pm approx. overnight at the hotel in Arequipa.

Day 6: Flight Arequipa / Cuzco

Day 6: Flight Arequipa / Cuzco

At a certain time transfer from the hotel to the airport.
(am) Flight Arequipa/Cuzco.
(pm) Arrival in Cuzco, reception and transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Cuzco

Day 7: CITY TOUR 04 RUINS IN CUZCO

Day 7: CITY TOUR 04 RUINS IN CUZCO

In the morning free time to walk around the city and shopping.
(14:00 pm) Starts the city tour of Cuzco by bus, visiting the main Square, the cathedral and the Temple Of the Sun or Koricancha; take a pleasant walk in the bohemian district of San Blas, house to the most re-known craftsmen of Cuzco, visiting its beautiful church, that houses an impressive pulpit, a filigree woodcarving bearing the fruits of the region and visit some artisans workshops located in its small main square. Then we contine passing by the Hatunrumiyoc street where you can appreciate the twelve-angled stone.
Then drive out of the city to visit the inca sites of kenko, tambomachay, Pucapucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, built strategically on a hill overlooking Cuzco; famous for its enormaus carved stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these stones stand over 9m/3oft.tall, and weight over 350 tons. Overnight at the hotel in Cuzco.

Day 8: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

Day 8: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

(09:00 am) This travel called "The sacred valley of the incas" is a succession of pictures que towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. We'll have the opportunity to bargain with vendors or stroll at the pisaq's typical indian market, with a catholic mass service on sunday (celebrated in Quechua, the native language).
Buffet lunch in a good restaurant in the sacred valley.
In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns to arrive to the Inca fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, which was built to guard the entry of this part of the valley and protect it from enemies of the lower jungles; consisting in a series of superimposed terraces of carved stones accessed by long staircases.
We will have the opportunity to walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town, religious and agricultural centre during the Inca empire, and get a clear idea of the military strategy against possible invasions.
On our way back to Cuzco we will visit the picturesque andean village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lies. Admire its well preserved Inca wall at the main square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on Inca Foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico.
Overnight at the hotel in Cuzco.

Day 9: MACHUPICCHU

Day 9: MACHUPICCHU

(06:00 am) Transfer from the hotel to the train station for a 04 hours train ride to the famous Inca citadel of "Machupicchu", one of the most renowned examples of inca arquitecture, well known as "The lost city of the Incas", get down the train in Aguas Calientes station for a 20 minutes bus drive climbing a 6 KM of winding road to reach the marvelous citadel.
Upon arrival, guided tour of the citadel of Machupicchu, visiting the main plaza, the circular tower, the Sacred Sun dial, Intiwatana, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of three windows and various burial grounds. Then time free to stroll by the archaeological site, and have lunch at Aguas Calientes town.
(15:30 pm) Return by train from Aguas Calientes to Cuzco.
Overnight at the hotel in Cuzco.

Day 10: Bus Cuzco / Puno

Day 10: Bus Cuzco / Puno

(07:30 am) Transfer from the hotel to the bus station and departure to Cuzco on the first class bus, which besides being very comfortable with reclined seats, tv and toilet, this bus makes some stops on the way, to visit some ruins near by. Also stops in a good restaurant to have a buffet lunch there.
(17:00 pm) Arrival in Puno and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Puno.

Day 11: TITIKAKA LAKE (UROS/TAQUILE)

Day 11: TITIKAKA LAKE (UROS/TAQUILE)

(07:30 am) After breakfast, take a full day motor boat travel on the Titikaka Lake waters towards the unique floating islands of the Uros, ancient inhabitants of the lake, known as the water tribe. This andean natives built their own islands by adding periodically new layers of a unique plant called totora (a type of reed), as well as their homes and boats. Next continue your motor boat trip to the Taquile island, inhabited by quechua-speaking natives who have developed an efficient and original social systems and a fine hand weaving technique through generations. After lunch at a local lodging of Taquile, take a walk through the several hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long distance.
Late afternoon return to Puno.
Overnight at the hotel in Puno.

Day 12: Flight Juliaca / Lima


At a certain time transfer from the hotel to the airport in Juliaca.
Flight Lima/Juliaca.
(pm) Arrival in Lima and international departure.

INCLUDED :

  • 02 nights accommodation in Lima with breakfast.
  • City tour in Lima (bus, guide, and entrance fee).
  • Flight ticket Lima/Arequipa.
  • City tour in Arequipa (bus, guide, and entrance fee).
  • Colca Canyon tour (02 days/01 night) (bus, guide, entrance, all meals, and Overnight in Chivay town).
  • 02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast.
  • Flight ticket Arequipa/Cuzco.
  • City tour + 04 ruins in Cuzco (bus, guide and entrance fee).
  • Sacred valley of the Incas tour (bus, guide, entrance, and lunch).
  • Tour to Machupicchu (bus, guide, entrance, and train tickets)
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cuzco with breakfast.
  • Bus ticket Cuzco/Puno en Turismo Mer.
  • Titikaka lake tour (launch, guide, entrance, and lunch).
  • 02 nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast.
  • Flight ticket Juliaca/Lima.
  • Transfers in Lima, Arequipa, Cuzco and Puno.
  • Tax and service.


NOT INCLUDED :

  • Meals not mentioned at the program.
  • Drinks at the Colca Canyon tour.

PRICE PER PERSON IN U.S.DOLLARS BASED IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY STARTED AT: US$ 1575.00

NOTA This program is quoted based in basic hotels, but it can be quoted in 03*, 04* or 05*


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