Get to know Lima and from there, go south to Paracas. Once there, you will meet two of the most important attractions in the region: The Nazca Lines, an astrological calendar and the Ballestas Islands, an incomparable nature reserve. We will continue along the south, to Arequipa, the beautiful city located at the foot of the volcanoes and Puno, where the highest navigable lake in the world is located: Titicaca. We will take a break to continue, to the ancient center of the Inca Empire, the city of Cusco and the magical city of Machupicchu “the lost city of the Incas” the best of peru
Marvel at the ancient Nazca Lines from a different perspective.
Observe the flight of the majestic condor in the Andes mountain range.
Observe the Andean condor in its natural environment.
Marvel at the floating islands built by the aurochs.
Admire the Twelve Angled Stone, famous for the perfect assembly of its 12 corners and sides.
See the landscapes of the Peruvian Andes while traveling by train.
We welcome you when you arrive at the international airport of Lima, the reception is in charge of our staff for your transfer to the Hotel and in the afternoon you will have free time to rest and prepare for the next adventures in the two most famous regions of Peru.
DAY 2: City Tour Lima
LIMA (79M)- LIMA CITY TOUR & MAGICAL WATER CIRCUIT:
After breakfast ready to tour the city of kings, a great metropolis full of history and cultural heritage. Observing from the mobility the Paseo de la Republica, the famous San Martin square, the government palace, entering the convent of San Francisco, a great architectural work built in the seventeenth century, culminating with a tour of the catacombs, the main cemetery of the colonial era.
At the end of the city tour you will have part of the afternoon free for lunch and from there we will make a connection to visit the famous magic circuit of the waters, a majestic park that has 13 cybernetic fountains, where water, music and an impressive set of laser lights are mixed providing a wonderful spectacle worthy of being admired.}
Finally you will be transferred back to your hotel.
DAY 3: Huacachina
LIMA/ICA-BALLESTAS ISLANDS & SANDBOARDING IN HUACACHINA (406M):
We leave very early in the direction of Paracas Bay, upon arrival ready to visit the famous crossbow islands where they serve as home to thousands of migratory birds, where they highlight: pelicans, tendrils, guanayes, cormorants, among others, who share their habitat with colonies of sea lions.
Then we go to Huacachina the “oasis of america” there we will experience one of the most popular sports called sandboarding and with our sandboxes that will take us to make the most of the dunes and observe at sunset time beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian desert. It will be a unique experience !!
OVERNIGHT: Huacahina (Ica)
DAY 4: Nazca Lines
ICA/NAZCA/AREQUIPA-FLIGHT OVER THE NAZCA LINES (520M):
We will go to Nasca, we will take the bus.
Upon arrival, we will be transferred to the Marie Raicher aerodrome where we will wait for the plane to take off to fly over the famous Nasca lines that were discovered in 1939 by Paul Kosok when he flew over the area in search of irrigation canals.
This is a place where different Figueras of 15 to 300 meters long and some of them up to 10 km visible only from the sky. At the end of the afternoon we will board the bus and head to Arequipa.
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
DAY 5: City Arequipa
AREQUIPA (2,335M)-CITY TOUR AREQUIPA:
At the appointed time we will start our tour in the Plaza de Armas, surrounded by the most representative buildings of the city. Then, we will visit the Church of La Compañía de Jesús, an important testimony of religious architecture and the use of ashlar for its construction. We will continue through the typical district of Yanahuara, where we will visit its famous viewpoint, from where we will have an impressive view of the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes and, from the city of Arequipa itself. From here, you will be able to take amazing pictures! We will go to the Santa Catalina Monastery, which was founded in 1580 and where we will appreciate: the cloisters, its picturesque streets and squares, which have remained intact over time. In addition, we will learn about the lifestyle of the nuns who lived there.
DAY 6: Colca Canyon
AREQUIPA-COLCA CANYON-CHIVAY (3,635M):
After breakfast, our tour starts early in the morning and we will go to the Colca Canyon, the journey crosses the slopes of the Chachani, crossing the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca populated by wild vicunas and dotted with shepherd villages this place has a Magnificent panorama of huge snow-capped volcanoes such as Ampato (6,400M) and Huallca Huallca (6,025M) We will pass through the “Mirador de los Volcanes” to (4,800M) to reach Chivay; We will have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the facilities offered by the hotel or take the optional visit to the hot springs of La Calera.
OVERNIGHT: Chivay (Arequipa)
DAY 7: Condor Flight
FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR-CHIVAY/PUNO (3,827M):
This will be a magnificent day, very early in the morning we will go to the viewpoint of the Cruz del Condor, where you can usually observe the largest flying birds in the world, the condors that with their majestic flight will give us an unforgettable spectacle.
This place also offers us a magnificent view of the Canyon that in the morning hours looks spectacular when the first rays of the morning sun paint this beautiful valley.}
Continuing on our way, on the way we can enjoy unbeatable views of the snowy area, beautiful and unforgettable landscapes and some villages like Yanque, Achoma and Maca, these villages have not changed much since the time of the Incas.
In the afternoon we will take the tourist bus to the city of Puno, where we will spend the night.
DAY 8: Uros Island
PUNO-UROS ISLAND AND AMANTANI ISLAND (4,150M):
This day we will visit Lake Titicaca and its islands by boat, the excursion begins with the floating islands of the Uros, famous for its unique way of life, in this Aymara town they build their houses on large totora rafts and moored by stakes that do not allow that the islands drift, the people who inhabit these islands live from fishing, crafts, hunting and collecting eggs that are sold in the city of Puno.
The tour continues to the island of Amantani, In the place we can make a small walk along the paths of the island. There we can also climb to Pachatata (4,200M) and from this place we will have spectacular views of the Cordillera Real de Perú -Bolivia and all the natural surroundings of Lake Titicaca and if time permits we will see the sunset over the lake and mountains surrounding. Overnight in a rural house.
MEALS: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
OVERNIGHT: Amantani Island (Puno)
DAY 9: Taquile Island
UROS AMANTANI AND TAQUILE ISLAND-PUNO (3,827M):
The next day from the island of Amantani we will depart to Taquile, this island is covered with terraced crops in the style of the Incas, its inhabitants live in a traditional way, a kind of communism where the property is private but the work is collective; About 300 people work in the community one day for themselves and others for the community.
The life of Taquile is self-sufficient and is lived in relation to the Inca principles of “do not steal, do not lie, and do not be idle” customs that have been maintained for centuries.
The top of this island has beautiful views of the lake, the bay of Puno, Bolivia (Cordillera Real), and the Altiplano will be a reward for the efforts to get there. In the afternoon we will return to the city of Puno.
MEALS: Breakfast | Lunch
DAY 10: Sun Route
PUNO/ CUSCO- THE ROUTE OF THE SUN- CUSCO (3,400M):
You will leave the station to start the bus trip to Cusco, the first stop will be La Raya, the highest point of the road between Cusco and Puno, from where you will have excellent photographic views.
Then you will visit the archaeological complex of Racchi, also known as “The Temple of the God Wiracocha”. You will continue with a visit to Andahuaylillas, where we will visit the church of San Pedro better known as the “Sistine Chapel of America.
“Finally we will arrive to the city of Cusco, transfer and accommodation at the hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast| Lunch
DAY 11: City Cusco
CUSCO (3,400M)- CITY TOUR CUSCO:
Already in the famous capital of the Incas, after a rich breakfast. We begin with the tour of the city, the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, which has paintings of the Cuzqueña school and many treasures of jewelry, silver and precious stones, then we go to the convent of Santo Domingo, Temple of the Sun or Q’oricancha . The excursion continues outside the city to visit the Inca complexes of Q’enqo and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuamán, strategically built on the top overlooking the city of Cusco.
The huge stones on the exterior walls of the complex were carved and joined with precision in a surprising way. Some of these stones exceed 09 feet / 10 height and weigh more than 120 tons. In the evening they will have the option of knowing the city of Cusco with its beautiful and very traditional streets since the Inca times and colonial contrast.
DAY 12: Moray Maras
CUSCO-MORAY &SALINERAS FROM MARAS-CUSCO:
Ready for the next activity heading to the picturesque town of Maras, district of the province of Urubamba 52 km from the city is the most important salt mines in the region being exploited since the Inca period and the viceregal period, where it was the first salt producing center Then one of the most spectacular visits where circular platforms are “Moray” in a wonderful Inca laboratory of different sizes.
To finish this beautiful day we will visit the handicraft market of Chincheros where we will find the remains of the Inca hacienda Yupanqui Tupac its beautiful temple built on Inca foundations. Here originally has been dedicated to the barter of agricultural products between the inhabitants of the valley and the highlands. Offer of handicrafts and textiles made in the purest pre-Columbian style. Return to Cusco and free afternoon.
DAY 13: Sacred Valley
CUSCO-SACRED VALLEY (2,850M)-CUSCO:
Today we will travel to the mythical “Sacred Valley of the Incas” to discover the archaeological center of Pisac, then descend to the village to visit the traditional market, where we will have the opportunity to see the customs of the artisans; then we will have a delicious buffet lunch in Urubamba with all the local inputs of the sacred valley to continue with courage to the fortress of Ollantaytambo, a place built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of the indigenous peoples of the jungle.
We take a walk through the streets of the town that have preserved the traces of the ancient military, religious and cultural center, from the time of the Inca Empire.
Return to Cusco.
MEALS: Breakfast | Lunch
Today will be one of those days where dreams come true: we will know Machupicchu! We will enjoy incredible landscapes on the way, which will only prepare us for the best experience we are about to live.
Once in Aguas Calientes, we will begin the ascent to the citadel, where you will undoubtedly live one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life! When we arrive at Machupicchu, you will be able to learn all the history surrounding this mysterious place, where you will be able to take impressive pictures.
At the appointed time, we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes, to enjoy some free time.
Finally, we will board our train back to the city of Cusco and upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
DAY 15: Farewell
CUSCO-LIMA (79M)-RETURN HOME:
The last day in the city of Cusco; After breakfast they will have free time to make some souvenir purchases and more, at the agreed time we will transfer them to the airport to board the flight to the city of Lima and the farewell by our entire team.
End of our services.
Assistance at the airports.
Activities and excursions mentioned in the program.
Private and collective land transport according to the program.
Tourist train to Machupicchu (Executive Class).
Bilingual local guides (Spanish / English).
Entrance fees to the different places of visits mentioned in the program.
Meals mentioned in the program (14 breakfasts – 04 lunch – 01 dinner).
14 nights of accommodation mentioned in the program in double accommodation (02 people).
Internal flights (Cusco / Lima)
Excursions not indicated.
Meals not indicated in the program.
Single room supplement (01 person).
Tips for guides, drivers, buttons, waiters, etc.
Any item that is not specifically detailed in our program.
Bring original passport “With expiration date not less than 7 months”.
Student card (current one year) under 25 years.
Waterproof (long poncho) in rainy season (November to March)
Long sleeve shirts for the sun.
Hat / Handkerchief.
Medicine and / or articles for personal use.
Camera or video camera.
Have checks and coins on hand in small denominations soles or dollars.
Huayna Picchu Mountain $ 55 USD per person
Upgrade to Panoramic train to Machupicchu $ 100USD per person
Upgrade to Luxury train to Machupicchu $ 900 USD per person
To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu mountain, there is a limit of spaces per day, it is recommended to check availability with us and book in advance.We always do our best to follow the fixed itinerary, however it may change from time to time based on temporary weather and park restrictions, availability, weather, road closures, guest / injury capacity and natural events such as fires and floods.