Peru is a unique destination, whith a lot of contrasts in its history, culture and megadiversity. There, the equisiteness of maravellous places, their people, customs and food conjugate. This is a country full of life expressions, colors and happiness; a unique place in which it is possile to be on the coasts and fresh deserts, feel the magic of the Andes, its glaciers and lakes, or the quality of a dramatically beautiful jungle, full of life and mystery, only a few hours. During our tour in Peru, it is possible to appreciate all those wonders and feel the real quality of the experience, in this country that celebrates your visit. Welcome to Peru, the land of the Inca!
Reception and tranfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Lima.
Day 2:TOUR IN LIMA.
During our tour, we will see Lima in its three historical periods: pre-hispanic, colonial and modern. Our visit includes a panoramic view of "La Huaca Pucllana." We will then visit the impressing historic center of Lima: its palaces, mansions, churches, such as San Francisco, and its catacombs, the residential area of San Isidro, the BCR museum, and an unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean, from the Miraflores district. Trip back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Lima.
Bus trip to Paracas, walk through the BALLESTAS ISLANDS, habitat of river wolves colonies, penguins,colonies of dolphins, seagulls, flamingos and a few condors.
Trip to ICA, visit of the HUACACHINA lagoon, anatural oasis in a beautiful but sterile desert. Time to have lunch (not included).
Trip back to Nazca, accommodation in our hotel. Overnight stay in Nazca.
Day 4:NAZCA LINES – FLYING OVER
About 35 minutes of flight above the enigmatic plain, on which we will see enormous drawings, with lines going from simple ones to complex ones, representing animal or plant figures or geometrical shapes. They can only be seen in their totality from the air, flying above the desert. (Lunch on your own behalf)
In the affternoon, visit of the CANTALLOC aqueducts, one of the most important enigmatic places for hydraulic engineering that keeps functionning as it was centuries ago.
During the night, bus trip to AREQUIPA (snack included)
After a comfortable night trip, we will arrive at the White City. Transfer to your hotel. Free morning.
In the afternoon, CITY TOUR to take a pleasant walk in this nice city. We will see the church and the San Francisco square, La Campania de Jesus cupola, colonial houses, the Plaza de Armas and the Santa Catalina convent. The city is characterized by its narrow streets and different styles dating from the 16th century. Overnight stay in Arequipa.
Day 6:COLCA CANYON
We will leave early. On the way, we will appreciate wild vicunas, alpacas and lamas, and in Pampa Cañahuas, a national reserve, we will see birds, such as flamingos, ibises, Andean geese, ducks, and eagles. Arrival at Chivay at 01:00 p.m. (3,600 masl), a small village which is the entry point to the canyon (lunch included). Accommodation in the hotel.
In the afternoon, we will have a chance to visit one of the appeals of the place, that are the 40°C / 104°F hot baths and thermal springs of La Calera. Overnight stay in Colca..
Day 8:PUNO – Uros – Taquile.
Day 7:COLCA - PUNO.
Today we will visit the Colca Canyon, which is located about 50 kilometers away from Chivay, in the West. On the way, we will see picturesque villages, with a beatiful landscape peculiar to the Andes. We will then arrive at the Condor Coss, which is a vantage point above the Colca canyon, and from which we will admire condors flying in their natural habitat.
The canyon, considered as one of the deepest canyons in the world (twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States) shows a singular landscape beauty.
Trip back to Chivay (lunch on your own behalf)
In the afternoon, TRIP TO PUNO, a BUS trip full of contrasts, with villages in which we will appreciate the rural life of the people, and a large variety of landscapes that will turn our journey into an entertaining one.
During the night, arrival in PUNO, reception, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Puno.
After breakfast, transfer to the quay to take a boat, on which we will enjoy a journey on the highest lake in the world, Titikaka. We will visit the Uros islands, and the people living on this artificial floating island.
We will continue our trip as far as the TAQUILE island, famous for its intricate and fascinating fabrics. We will spend the night in a lodging in which we will be treated like family, to appreciate and know their customs. Lunch and dinner. Overnight stay in Taquile.
Day 9:TAQUILE PUNO.
After breakfast, we will take the boat to go back to Puno. On the road, we will visit the Amantani island, on which we will go on a tour in the village and know their customs (lunch on your own behalf). In the afternoon, we will get back to Hotel. Overnight stay in Puno.
Day 10:PUNO- CUSCO
After breakfast, transfer to the bus station for our journey to CUSCO. We will be on the road for about 8 hours, passing through beautiful Andean sceneries, valleys, rivers and unique panoramas, appreciating the fauna and flora. We will visit Pucara, famous village of ceramics artisans.
We will arrive at Sicuani, a place in which we will flavor lunch with varied food (included).
We will stop at the Wiracocha temple, an archaeological complex, with a unique architectural configuration of mud and stones.
Near Cusco, we will visit Andahuaylillas and its famous church of San Pedro Apóstol, known as the Sistine Chapel of America, due to its important historical and artistic value.
Arrival in Cusco at 5:00 p.m., reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Day at leisure. Cusco offers a number of places to visit and enjoy, museums, shoppings, theater, good food. There is a whole world to see and discover. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Morning at leisure. In the afternnoon TOUR to the Inka & Colonial City. We will visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces. the Koricancha temple,will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Day 13:SACRED VALLEY
This tour includes a visit to the PISAC market, known for its craftwork and customs. We will stop in URUBAMBA to have lunch (included), and will visit the Inca village and the fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO, a unique place in which the people keep using the original map of the city and living in the palaces and houses that were built 500 years ago. On our trip back to Cusco, stop-off at Chincheros, colonial Inca village known for its fabrics. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Transfer to the station to take the train to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World. On the way, we will appreciate beautiful landscapes, contrasts of ecological zones, passing through diverse small Andean villages located in vast plains and valleys.
We will arrive at the village of Aguas calientes, where we will take a bus that will drive us to the mountain peak. The view will be increasingly spectacular as we get closer to the Inka Citadel. Guided tour in the splendid remains, squares, temples, mausoleums, rooms to store food, stone channels, fountains, steps and sidewalks that are harmoniously spread over the mountain. Un unforgettable experience that will stay in our retina for a long time. Lunch (buffet) in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will take the train back to Cusco. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Flight to Puerto Maldonado, reception and transfer to the port for a 45-minute journey to the lodging in the middle of the jungle.
Welcoming and accommodation in the rooms. On that day, we will walk on platforms (Canopy) safely stretched with wires between the trees, and from which we will have a spectacular vision of the jungle. We will be able to observe the flora and fauna with precision. Dinner (included)
Breakfast: On that day, we will visit the Tres Chimbadas lake, on which we will enjoy a boat trip, observe otters, caimans, and other species from the place. We will go to the macaw clay lick to observe tens of parrots and parakeets that descend to eat the clay on the banks of the river.
Lunch (included). Visit to the Ñape center to observe the kitchen gardens with medicinal and forest plants. Dinner (included)
We will go on a night walk to observe species such as alligators, owls, frogs, and appreciate the spectacular sounds of the jungle.
Trip back to the lodging.
Day 17:PUERTO MALDONADO – LIMA
After breakfast, trip back to Puerto Maldonado by boat and tranfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima.
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