- Duration: 20 Days 19 Nights
- Activity level: high
- Group size: medium
ARRIVAL TO LIMA
Reception and assistance upon your arrival at Jorge Chavez International AirportLIMA, a representative of our agency will give you your voucher with all the programming and will give you a brief explanation of the experience you are about to start. Afterwards we will transfer you to the selected hotel.
LIMA CITY TOUR + BUS LIMA - PARACAS
After having breakfast at your lodging, we will start a guided tour to the most attractive and important sites of Lima, "The City of Kings".
Our tour will take you through Lima its 3 historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern. First we will show you a panoramic view of the Pucllana Pyramid, then we will visit the impressive historical center Lima where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, to finish with a visit to the residential district of San Isidro and an unforgettable experience. View of the Pacific Ocean from the district of Miraflores
Later we will transfer you to the bus terminal from Lima where you will take the bus to Paracas where you will be waiting to be transferred to your selected lodging.
PARACAS: BALLESTAS ISLANDS + PARACAS BUS - NAZCA
After breakfast we will transfer you to the dock where you can take the boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, on the way we will make the first stop at "El Candelabro", a giant figure engraved in the sand on the side of a hill in the style of the Nazca Lines. We will continue our tour to the islands where you will see sea lions, pelicans, Humboldt penguins and hundreds of huanera birds.
In the afternoon we will travel by bus to the city of Nasca to spend the night.
FLIGHT OVER THE NAZCA LINES + NAZCA BUS - AREQUIPA
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the Nasca airfield where you will take the 35 minute flight over the enigmatic Nasca Lines. Discover monkeys, spiders and hummingbirds among other great figures, which you will observe from the sky in your plane.
At night, travel to the city of Arequipa (about 10 hours).
AREQUIPA CITY TOUR AND SANTA CATALINA MONASTERY
Arrival in the city of Arequipa and transfer to your selected hotel.
In the afternoon, visit of the city of Arequipa, which includes the monastery of Santa Catalina, the Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru and the Cathedral, an excellent example of 19th century Peruvian architecture, which houses beautiful treasures in gold and silver. We will also visit the Church of La Compañía and the old Jesuit temple. Then, we will visit the Santa Catalina Monastery.
AREQUIPA - COLCA CANYON - CHIVAY
We begin our tour by picking up the passengers from their respective lodgings and then heading to the town of Chivay (04 hours approximately), passing through Pampa Cañahuas, observing the incompatible vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and migratory birds. Our first stop will be in Patahuasi where we will enjoy a mate de Coca, to acclimatize the body, due to the altitude. Later we will continue with the tour appreciating the lagoons and bofedales of toqcra at the same time we will observe some migratory birds like the flamingos, ibis etc. Arriving then at the highest point of the route Patapampa (4910 m.s.n.)m), also denominated the viewpoint of the Volcanoes, since from there the volcanic chain can be observed in special: to the Hualcahualca, Sabancalla and Ampato, soon we will descend to the Town of Chivay where we will have a prudent time to delight a delicious lunch soon to transfer us to our respective lodgings, in afternoon we will visit the thermal baths (to 15 minutes of chivay) whose medicinal waters oscillate between 38°C and 40° C where we will remain a lapse of one hour. At night, we will enjoy a dinner accompanied by a folkloric rock where we will be able to participate in these beautiful typical dances of the Colca Valley.
COLCA CRUZ CONDOR CANYON / BUS TO PUNO
Early in the morning we have breakfast at our hotels and then head to the Cruz del Condor where we will stay for 40 minutes, in this place we can appreciate the formation of the Colca Canyon and the flight of the Condor (largest flying bird in the Andes), then return making stops at different viewpoints such as Wayrapunko where we will have a panoramic view of the Colca Valley, This is a shocking area in which we can appreciate the representation of the agricultural terraces on a rock and hanging tombs of Collagua origin and the magical Antahuilque lagoon that changes colors due to the presence of minerals. During the tour we will observe different activities of the inhabitants, Maca and Yanque are our next destinations that have beautiful colonial churches and a particular charm, in Maca there is the opportunity to taste the famous Colca Sour, an emblematic drink of the Colca Valley; Arriving in Chivay we will go to the establishment where we will taste a delicious lunch. After lunch, departure from Chivay (Colca Canyon) to Puno, the bus leaves at 1:30 pm and arrives at 7:00 pm approximately. Overnight at the selected hotel.
PUNO TITICACA LAKE, UROS FLOATING ISLAND AND TAQUILE ISLAND
Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable boat trip on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique "Floating Islands" of the Uros. We continue our boat trip to the island of Taquile. After lunch at a local inn in Taquile, we walk through the hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long island. In the afternoon, we return to Puno to spend the night at the hotel. Free night.
THE ROUTE OF THE SUN / BUS PUNO - CUSCO
Breakfast. Early departure by bus to the city of Cusco. We travel along the Collao High Plateau, stopping in the city of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile center, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasasaya, remains of the ancient culture of Pucara. On the way we will stop in Raqchi, where we will see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha. It has a large central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular side columns. Around the Temple there are several buildings that were once used for housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass by the La Raya ranch, where we can see herds of vicuñas and llamas. During the trip, we pass by the beautiful Lake Wacarpay.
We headed to the beautiful city of Andahuaylillas and visited the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling.
Buffet lunch in a quiet country restaurant, where we can enjoy the delicious culinary art of the region. Upon arrival in Cusco, meeting and transfer to your hotel. Dinner on your own.
CITY TOUR CUSCO AND NEARBY RUINS (KENKO-PUCA-PUCARA, TAMBOMACHAY, SACSAYHUAMAN
In the afternoon, we will visit the city of Cuzco visiting the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. Then, we will leave the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco, famous for its huge carved stones joined with amazing precision to form the outer walls. Some of these stones are over 9 m / 30 feet high and weigh over 350 tons.
Overnight at selected hotel in Cusco.
CUSCO SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS
Excursion to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", a succession of picturesque villages, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. The typical Indian market of Pisac. In the afternoon, we will pass through the cities of Calca and Urubamba to reach the Inca Fortress and the Citadel of Ollantaytambo. On our way back to Cusco, we will visit the picturesque Andean town of Chinchero, where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui are located. We will admire its well-preserved Inca Wall in the Plaza de Armas, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes on the porch. We will return to Cusco in the afternoon.
MACHU PICCHU THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS - OVERNIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES
The day begins with an early morning ascent to transfer to Cusco train station for an approximate three hour train ride to the famous Inca citadel of Machupicchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas". Upon arrival at the Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30 minute bus ride up the 6 km winding road to the incredible Machupicchu. Upon arrival, we will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel. After the tour, you will have time to walk around the archaeological site in your free time.
Lunch on your own in the town of Aguas Calientes.
Overnight in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
MACHUPICCHU: HOT WATER - CUSCO
Excellent opportunity to get up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise, as well as stroll through the town of Aguas Calientes and visit its hot springs. Afterwards, you will have time to do some of the following activities: (not included in the general price):
1. Visit the Citadel of Machupicchu for the second time.
2. For the active or more adventurous people, we suggest to climb the Huayna Picchu (depending on the weather conditions) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machupicchu, even more surprising for being high and distant. To reach the summit takes approximately two and a half hours and is recommended before 13:00 hours. It is necessary to register at the checkpoint at the beginning of the tour. An exciting adventure for travelers who want to see from the top, nature and carved stone emerging from the ground like a geological miracle.
In the afternoon, return to Cusco by train and transfer to your selected hotel for overnight.
MOUNTAIN SEVEN COLORS
Very early in the morning we will pick you up at the hotel with our tourist transport, in which we will make an approximate journey of 2 hours to Cusipata-Paucarpata. We will have a light breakfast to continue the tour of approximately 40 minutes to the checkpoint, where we will observe the snowy peak Wiñay Ritty (forever young). We will walk through beautiful landscapes for 1 hour and 20 minutes until we reach the colorful mountain 5020 meters above sea level. We will enjoy a panoramic view of the mountain of seven colors, where you will have enough time to rest and take pictures. After that we will walk back to Llaqto, where our vehicle will be waiting and we will have lunch. At approximately 6:00 pm we will arrive at the city of Cusco, near the main square of Cusco. Free night to rest.
LAGUNA HUMANTAY OR DAY OFF TO REST
If you want to continue the adventure, breathe 100% pure air, connect with nature, observe really spectacular landscapes and walk through narrow and ancient paths, you should take advantage of this last day in Cusco to visit the Humantay Lagoon.
We will leave very early in the morning to the town of Mollepata where we will have breakfast and then continue with our trip. Then we will continue our journey where we will see beautiful passages until we reach Soraypampa, where we will have a brief rest. We will begin with our hike to the Humantay Lagoon which has an altitude of 4 250 m.a.s.l., our ascent has a duration of approximately one and a half hours. When we arrive at the Humantay Lagoon we will have enough time to appreciate the majestic wonder that nature offers us where we will also have a demonstration of offering to the sacred Apus where we will be able to participate in this activity. Later we will descend to Soraypampa to take our bus to the town of Mollepata where we can enjoy our lunch. Then we will continue with our return trip to the imperial city of Cusco. We will arrive around 5:30 pm approximately.
If not, you can rest this day and/or take advantage of it to go for free walks in the historical center of Cusco and do some shopping.
FLIGHT CUSCO - LIMA / BUS LIMA - HUARAZ
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport to board your flight to the city of Lima. Arrival in the city of Lima and transfer to the bus station for a night trip to Huaraz.
HUARAZ - DAY OFF
Reception at your arrival in Huaraz and transfer to the lodging to leave the luggage.
Free day to acclimatize and rest.
Lagoon 69 is located at the foot of the snowy Chacraraju and 4,600 meters above sea level. Its bright blue color, added to its majestic mountains with snow-capped peaks around it, make this landscape a true natural spectacle and one of the most favorite.
We will leave by tourist bus to the north side of the city of Huaraz. We will pass through the beautiful villages of the Callejón de Huaylas, to reach the city of Yungay, from where we will ascend to the east side of this city. We will begin our ascent towards the Llanganuco ravine, in which we will observe the famous Llanganuco lakes, to finally arrive at Cebollapampa (3,850 meters above sea level). From here we will begin our 3 hour hike to Lake 69. We will stay approximately 1 hour in this lagoon to return to Cebollapampa. Then we will take the bus back to the city of Huaraz.
HUARAZ - LIMA
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the bus station to take the return unit to Lima.
Reception on arrival and transfer to the accommodation.
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport to board your international flight.
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- 02 nights accommodation with breakfast.
- Transfer in/out.
- Lima Modern city tours, Lima Colonial.
- Tourist tickets.
- Bus LIMAticket / Paracas.
- Bus Limaticket /Huaraz.
- Tickets to the attractions to be visited.
- 01 night accommodation with breakfast.
- Ballestas Island Tour.
- Transfer In/out in the Tours.
- Bus ticket Paracas - Nazca.
- 01 night accommodation with breakfast.
- Flight over the Nazca Lines.
- Transfer In/out in the Tours.
- Bus ticket Nazca/Arequipa.
- 01 night accommodation with breakfast in Arequipa.
- City tours in Arequipa include: guide, entrance fees.
- Colca Excursion 2 days 1 night includes: guide, bus, entrance fees, 02 lunches, 01 dinner
- Excursion the flight of the Condor includes: guide, bus, entrance fees.
- Accommodation in Colca includes breakfast.
- Transfer In/out in the Tours.
- Bus ticket Arequipa/Puno.
- 02 nights accommodation with breakfast in Puno
- Excursion Lake Titicaca Uros and Taquile includes: guide, bus, boat, entrance fees, typical lunch.
- Tourist bus route of the Sun Puno/Cuzco includes: guide, bus, entrance fees, typical buffet lunch
- 6 nights accommodation in Cuzco including breakfast.
- City tours in Cuzco include: guide, bus, entrance fees
- Sacred Valley excursion includes: guide, bus, entrance fees, typical buffet lunch.
- Machupicchu excursion includes: guide, bus, entrance fees, round trip train.
- Accommodation in Aguas Calientes includes breakfast.
- 7 Colors Mountain Excursion: guide, bus, entrance fees, lunch
- Air ticket Cuzco/Lima.
- 2 nights accommodation in Huaraz including breakfast
- Excursion Laguna 69: guide, bus, entrance fees.
- Bus ticket Huaraz/Lima.
- Humantay Lagoon Excursion (OPTIONAL).
- Horseback riding in the 7 colors mountain tour (OPTIONAL).
- International air ticket.
- Excess baggage. (fi Cuzco / bus Puno / Huaraz).
- Alcoholic beverages, soda or bottled mineral water
- Travel insurance.
- Airfield tax for Nazca Lines ($10.00)
- Lunches not detailed in program.
- International or national personal phone calls.
- Second entrance to the Machupicchu.
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