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
09:30 am starts the City Tour b> for the most attractive and important places of Lima b>, also called "The city of kings". The tour includes a visit to the "Huaca Pucllana" considered a sacred village by the Incas. Also visit the Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, where the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the municipality and the Archbishopric of Lima. In the center of Lima the old streets will be observed, in whose mansions the beautiful virreynales balconies will be appreciated. library of the monks, the sacristy, with its collection of canvases by Zurbaran and Rivera. Visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo. The most traditional residential areas of Lima are also visited, such as: El Olivar Park in San Isidro, the Love Park in Miraflores and the famous "Larcomar" which is a shopping center with a beautiful view of the sea.
Overnight in Lima
DAY 03: TOUR TO THE PARACAS RESERVE
06:15 am Transfer from the Hotel to the bus station.
07:00 am Bus Lima / Paracas.
10:30 am Arrival to Paracas and transfer to the Hotel.
11:00 am Tour to the Paracas Reserve.
15:00 pm Return to the Hotel in Paracas.
Day 4: BALLESTAS/TOUR IN ICA OR BUGGY- SANDBOARDING
08:00 am Tour to the Ballestas Islands.
We will drive our bus to the bay of Paracas, bordering the shores of the Pacific Ocean, until we reach the Paracas dock. During the journey our local guide will give us a brief explanation about the city of Pisco and the economic importance of that fishing port.
Once we reach the pier, we will board a slipper yacht, which will take us out to visit the Ballestas Islands. During our tour we will stop to appreciate the enigmatic figure of the Candelabra, an impressive design traced on the side of a hill in the Bay of Paracas. No one knows for sure who made this figure or why. There are actually many hypotheses regarding its origin; Some believe that it is related to the Nazca Lines, which are located about 120 kilometers to the south, others accredit its construction to the old pirates, who are said to have made it as a point of reference to be guided, due to the dense fog. of the area. Our captain will make a stop in front of the figure and our local guide will explain about it.
Then we will continue to the Ballestas Islands. Once we arrive at the Islands, visitors will be able to enjoy an impressive marine scene full of sea birds, penguins and sea lions. Here we will travel in our boat around the islands, passing by caves, rock formations and appreciate many other aquatic species. Due to its semi-tropical location, it is a bit hot, so we recommend bringing sunscreen and a hat to protect from the sun's rays. Once we have visited all the islands with our yacht we will return to the pier of Paracas
10:00 am Return to the Hotel.
10:30 am Bus Paracas / Ica.
11:30 am Arrival to Ica and transfer
14:00 pm Tour in Ica: We will visit the wine cellar El Catador or Vista Alegre, where we will appreciate the process of making the wines and Piscos with their respective tasting, since Ica is called the land of wine in Peru.
We will also visit the oasis of the Huacachina, whose lagoon appears as an Oasis in the middle of the desert that is combined with a splendid landscape that harmonizes Dunes, Palms and Huarangos, where optionally you can do BUGGY + SANDBOARDING at the Oasis of the Huacachina in Ica
16:00 pm Return to the office.
18:00 pm Bus Ica / Nazca.
20:00 pm Arrival to Nazca and transfer to the Hotel.
(Overnight at the Nazca Hotel).
Day 5: NAZCA LINES
Early in the morning, you are transferred from the hotel to the local airport in Nazca to board a propeller plane to fly over the enigmatic Nazca lines, enormous line drawings of animals, birds and geometric figures that still remain etched in the desert, which can only be appreciated from the air.
14:00 pm Starts the famous travel by bus to the chauchillas cemetery, where you will observe the originals mommies from the Culture Nazca. Also in this travel the artisans will show you how they do their ceramics, as well as the transformation of the gold in fine pieces, in their own rudimentary way, to be sold to the public.
23:00 pm Bus Nazca/Arequipa (09 hrs.)
Day 6: CITY TOUR IN AREQUIPA
08:00 am arrival in Arequipa by bus 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 7: 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 8: COLCA CANYON
Early after breakfast, we will head to the place called "La Cruz del Condor" where the spectacular "Colca Canyon" is located and is also a natural point of observation of the majestic flight of the condors, the largest carrion bird in the world. world. It is worth mentioning that the Colca Canyon is the deepest canyon in the world competing for a few meters with the Cotahuasi canyon in turn in Arequipa.
On the way back to Chivay you will see the famous Hanging Tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifon that joins the town of "Yanque" with that of "Carporaque". In the town of Yanque you can visit its beautiful and ancient churches as well as its characteristic stone streets, among other attractions. On the way you will have a spectacular view of the Colca Valley. Then you have lunch at a local restaurant.
At a certain time, return to the city of Arequipa
Overnight at Arequipa hotel.
Day 9: BUS AREQUIPA / PUNO
13:15 pm. Pick up from your hotel in Arequipa
14:45 pm Stop at Pampa Cañahuas: vicuña observation 10 minutes
15:00 p.m. Stop at Pampa Cañahuas: Mate de coca (25 minutes)
16:40 pm Stop at Lagunillas: birdwatching and lagoons 10 minutes
19:30 p.m. Arrival in Puno
Overnight in Puno.
Day 10: 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 11: BUS PUNO/CUZCO
Pick up from the hotel to the bus station Private Terminal Departure Time exact time: 7:20 a.m.
Visit to THE LIKEN MUSEUM OF PUKARA. (3,900 MSNM)
Which is a culture that developed from 1600 BC to 400 AD located at 106 km. This city of Puno, in this museum we can find ceramics and sculptures representing zoo morphic figures, among them the famous sculpture of the HATUNÑAQAC that in our times would be translated as the supreme slaughter.
Visit EL PASO DE LA RAYA (4,335 MSNM)
Which is the border between the cities of Cusco and Puno to more than 4335 MSNM where is located the famous snow-capped CHIMBOYA from where the river AMAZONAS is born. Where tourists can take pictures of the landscape, the visit lasts from 5 to 7 minutes, we recommend the use of extra coat / consumption of coca tea to counteract the soroche.
Visit RESTAURANT TURISTICO LA PASCANA.
Lunch is buffet and is included in the price of the ticket at the tourist restaurant LA PASCANA that enjoys good prestige and is recognized by the good seasoning of the chef. It is strategically located just outside the town of Sicuani. The buffet consists of a wide range of national and regional food, entrees, veggies, garnishes, the richest desserts, hot drinks (coca tea, coffee or tea) that are included in the price of the ticket, cold drinks such as water, soft drinks or beer are not included in the buffet.
Visit to THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX OF RAQCHI (3,450 MSNM)
Known also as the Temple of the god WIRACOCHA, who was the supreme deity Inka, in this place we will find the largest amount of Colcas (granaries) we will also see magnificent buildings in stone and adobe.
Visit to LA CAPILLA DE ANDAHUAYLILLAS. (3,093 MSNM)
It is a church dating from the seventeenth century Also known as the Sistine of the Andes for the beauty of its murals, the works in gold leaf and the paintings of the Cusco school that houses inside.
5:30 p.m. Arrival to Cusco and transfer to the hotel
Overnight at the hotel in Cusco.
Day 12: CITY TOUR + 04 RUINS IN CUZCO
(14:00 pm) The City Tour begins at the Temple of the Sun Koricancha ";
Then the bus leaves the city at 5 km where you will visit the ruins of Kenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay and the impressive Sacsayhuaman Fortress built strategically on a mountain overlooking the City of Cuzco. Built with large angular stones with an amazing precision to form the outer walls, some of these stones reach 9 meters, weighing 350 tons.
At approximately 18:00 p.m., we return to Cuzco.
Overnight in Cuzco.
Day 13: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
(9:00 am) The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a succession of picturesque little towns, beautiful valleys with amazing terraces, as well as impressive archaeological remains.
On this tour you will first visit the great market of Pisaq, 32 km from Cuzco, where you have the possibility of buying handicrafts, clothing and various handmade objects.
Then the bus crosses the small town of Colca and reaches the famous Urubamba Valley, where you have a delicious lunch buffet with typical Peruvian food. Then we arrive at the famous Ollantaytambo Fortress which was built to guard the entrance to the Urubamba Valley and protect it from the enemy tribes that inhabited the jungle at that time and from any other enemy that could approach it.
Ollantaytambo consists of a series of terraces of stone superimposed one behind the other, which can be accessed by long staircases. So we will have the opportunity to walk through its narrow streets and stone stairs of this great military and religious cultural center of the Incas, and have a better idea of its military strategy against possible invasions.
19:00 pm Expedition train leaves from Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes.
20:45 pm arrives and overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Day 14: MACHUPICCHU
A.M. The tour will start towards Machu Picchu where you will board the bus, which will climb the mountain for 20 minutes to the citadel. Once arrived in Machupicchu, the guide will explain the whole history of Machupicchu, including its main square, the circular tower, the sacred stone of the sun (Intiwatana), the royal barracks, the temple of the 3 windows, among other places of Machupicchu.
After the tour you have free time to have lunch in the small town of Aguas Calientes.
(15:30 pm) Return train Aguas Calientes / Cuzco.
Overnight in Cuzco.
Day 15: FLIGHT CUZCO/LIMA
A.M. At the indicated time, you will be transferred from the hotel in Cusco to the Airport.
A.M. Arrival to Lima and International Departure.
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THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- 2 hotel nights in Lima with breakfast li>
- City tour in Lima (bus, guide and tickets) li>
- Lima / Paracas / Ica / Nazca bus tickets (reclinabes seats, TV, air conditioning, bathroom and on-board service).
- Tour to the Paracas Reserve. (Bus, guide and tickets).
- 01 Night Accommodation + Breakfast in Paracas.
- Tour to the Ballestas Islands (boat, guide and tickets).
- City Tour in Ica (Bus, guide, tickets) ò Buggy + Sandboarding. (Guide, Autos Areneros and equipment).
- 01 Night Accommodation + Breakfast in Nazca.
- Overflight of the Nazca Lines. li>
- Bus Nazca / Arequipa (Reclining seats, TV, air conditioning, bathroom and on-board service).
- Chauchilla Cemetery (bus, guide and tickets) li>
- 2 Hotel nights in Arequipa with breakfast li>
- City tour in Arequipa (bus, guide and tickets) li>
- Colca Canyon 2 days 1 night (bus, guide, entrance, meals and overnight) li>
- 1 Night hotel in Chivay with breakfast li>
- Bus Tickets Arequipa / Puno (view of Vicunas and Birds en route)
- Tour to Lake Titicaca Uros and Taquile (boat, guide, entrance and lunch) li>
- 2 hotel nights in Puno with breakfast li>
- Bus Tickets Puno / Cusco (visit of Ruins en route)
- 3 hotel nights in Cusco with breakfast li>
- City tour in Cusco (bus, guide and tickets) li>
- Sacred Valley of the Inkas (bus, guide, tickets and lunch) li>
- 1 Night hotel in Aguas Calientes with breakfast li>
- Tour to Machupicchu (train, bus, guide and entrance) li>
- Air ticket Cusco - Lima li>
- Transfers in Lima, Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco li>
- Tax and service li>
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Drinks on the Colca Canyon tour. li>
- Meals not specified in the program.
- Traveler Insurance li>
- Airport / overflight rate Nazca Lines ($ 10.00 approx.) li>
- International Flight
PRICE PER PERSON DOLLARS IN A DOUBLE BASE AND IN ECONOMIC HOTELS: US $ 1,595.00
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