Duration: 11 Days
Tour Type: Walking
Max.Height : 3,033 msnm
Group sizes: +2
Fisica Level: Intermediate
1 DAY: ARRIVAL TO LIMA
(At agreed time). Arrival to Lima from your international flight.
Transfer to your hotel in Lima. (Flights usually arrive in the evening or late at night, but depending on your arrival time the rest of the day is free for you to relax at your hotel or places around you).
Overnight at the hotel in Lima
2 DAY: LIMA – PARACAS – RESERVA NACIONAL DE PARACAS
07:00am. Departure in bus from Lima towards the city of Paracas in bus of Cruz Del Sur.
10:45 am. Arrival to Paracas and transfer to the hotel.
11:00 am. Excursion to the National Reserve of Paracas: During this tour we will make a stop at Lagunillas beach where we will be able to taste the marine food and also take a refreshing bath. Also with luck we will be able to appreciate groups of flamingos feeding on the shores of the sea. To be able to appreciate these beautiful birds better it will be necessary to make a small walk towards a small viewpoint of which they will be able to appreciate them more closely. According to some historians these were the birds that inspired the liberator San Martin to create the colors of our red and white flag. Then you can visit the interpretation center of the reserve, in this place we can learn about the flora and fauna of the Paracas National Reserve.
15:00 Return to the hotel
Overnight at the hotel in Paracas
3 DAY: PARACAS – NAZCA – AREQUIPA
Breakfast at the Hotel.
08:00 am. Ballestas Island: Excursion to the Paracas Peninsula, the most important marine wildlife sanctuary on the Peruvian coast. Motor boat ride to the Ballestas Islands, where with luck we will be able to observe sea lions, boobies, pelicans, penguins and other marine birds. On the way back we will have the opportunity to see the “Candelabro”, a giant figure of the style of the Nazca Lines made in the sand. Free time to take pictures of sea lions, seals and seabirds, before returning.
Return to Paracas.
11:00 am. Departure in bus towards the city of Nazca with Cruz del Sur
14:30 Arrival to the city of Nazca and transfer to the aerodrome where we will have an introductory video of the Nazca Lines.
FLIGHT OVER THE NAZCA LINES
We will board a small plane that will fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines; huge line drawings of animals, birds and geometric figures, drawn in the desert that can only be appreciated from the air.
20:00 Transfer to the bus station and departure to the city of Arequipa by bus from Cruz Del Sur.
Overnight aboard the bus
4 DAY: AREQUIPA – VALLE DEL COLCA – CHIVAY
7:30 to 8am Mobility passes through different hotels to begin our journey to one of the deepest canyons in the world, taking the road to Yura, bordering the snowy Chachani to pampa Cañahuas (National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas) habitat of the beautiful South American camelids, the vicuñas. In the bofedales of Tocra we will be able to appreciate variety of migratory birds, among which are the flamingos. We will pass through the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura). We will stop at the viewpoint of the volcanoes, which is also the highest area of the road (4800 m.a.s.l.) from where we will appreciate a great part of the western mountain range.
13:30 to 14:00 Approximately, Arrival to Chivay
Installation in the hotel
Lunch (at passenger’s expense)
17:00 in the afternoon we will enjoy the thermal baths in La Calera whose medicinal thermal waters range from 35º to 38º centigrade temperature in the pools.
20:00 Dinner accompanied by a folkloric show.
Overnight in Colca.
5 DAY: CHIVAY – CAÑON DEL COLCA – PUNO
After breakfast, departure to the viewpoint of the cross of the condor. From this point you can see the flight of condors, enormous Andean birds in danger of extinction, symbol of the Andes mountain range. We will observe the depth of the canyon considered the deepest in the world. Visit the town of Maca and Yanque, beautiful towns that preserve their colonial churches. Return to Chivay.
In the afternoon transfer to Puno (360 kilometers). Upon arrival our collaborators will welcome you and help you with your registration at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Puno
6 DAY: PUNO – UROS – SILLUSTANI – PUNO
Breakfast. In the morning, excursion to Lake Titicaca and visit to the floating islands of the Uros, also called “The Town of the Lake. These islands are built with reed roofs and serve as housing and trading center for the natives of the same name who mobilize in rafts built by hand. The “islanders” are skillful artisans and demonstrate in each of their works surprising techniques developed by their ancestors over the centuries. Return to the hotel in Puno.
In the afternoon you will visit the archaeological complex of Sillustani. The archaeological site is located at 34 km north of Puno. They include the famous “Chullpas”, circular funerary towers stone construction. They reach 12 meters in height and were used by both the Collas and the Incas. At the foot of this site is Lake Umayo, a factor that enhances the beauty of the landscape of this mystical and beautiful place. Return to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Puno
7 DAY: PUNO – CUSCO (RUTA DEL SOL)
06:30 Transfer from your hotel to the bus station.
07:30 Tour from Puno to Cusco by tourist bus with visits to attractions en route such as: Andahuaylillas Church, Ruins and Complex of Raqchi, La Raya Pass, Pucara Museum, etc.
17:00 Transfer from the bus station to your hotel.
Overnight at the hotel in Cusco
8 DAY: CITY TOUR
Beginning the tour in the historical center of the city visit to the Cathedral of Cusco, built between 1556 and 1654, its altarpieces are splendid, its pulpit is carved wood, from the end of the s. XVII, and the masonry of the choir is superb. Also highlights his collection of paintings from the Cuzco school. It has one of the richest jewelry treasures of colonial art. Later you will visit to the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha; this set was dedicated to the religious worldview of the Andean world. Then you will go to Sacsayhuaman, an imposing example of Inca architecture 2 km north of the city center, famous throughout the world for the enormous carved rocks, united with astonishing precision. Then visit Qenqo which is an outcrop of limestone rock on which have been carved intricate mythical representations, then visit Puca Pucará, served as a checkpoint of the Inca Trail. Finally you will visit Tambomachay to 7 km of the Cusco, popularly known as the baths of the Inca, important center of cult and water worship.
Hotel Night in Cusco
9 DAY: Sacred Valley
Pick up from your hotel, in the morning around 8:00 am, first we go to the handicraft market of Pisaq, then we will ascend to the archeological complex of Pisaq from the top of the mountain you can appreciate the beauty of this valley To appreciate the architectural skills of the Incas.
Then we will continue through the valley to the small town of Urubamba where we will stop to enjoy the buffet lunch, later we will continue the trip to the Inca city of Ollantaytambo that preserves its streets and Inca houses made of stone. We ascend to the top of the Inca grandstands of this wonderful archaeological complex of great importance for its natural beauty, and its strategic location, since from there you can appreciate the whole valley.
After visiting Ollantaytambo, we stayed at the train station to board your train to Aguas Calientes where our assistant will be waiting for you to accommodate you in your accommodation and coordinate with you your visit to Machu Picchu Park for the following day.
Hotel Night in Aguas Calientes
10 DAY: MACHUPICCHU ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE – CUSCO
According to the coordination’s made with your guide the night before you must board the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, once in the Sanctuary the guide will explain the meaning and history of each of the places of this Inca complex for around 2 Hour and a half, after your guided tour you will have free time to trek on your own and take photos in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
You should approach the train station according to the schedule of your return train, and when you reach the train station we will be waiting to return to Cusco.
Hotel Night in Cusco
11 DIA: CUSCO – LIMA
At the agreed time pick up to take you to the airport (Courtesy of the company).
The Tour Package includes:
- Transfer from the Airport to your hotel in Lima.
- 1 hotel night in Lima
- Transfer from your hotel to the bus station in Lima.
- Bus ticket from Lima – Paracas
- 2 days tour in Paracas and Nazca.
- 1 hotel night in Paracas.
- Transfer to the bus station in Nazca (Including the flight over the Nazca Lines).
- Bus ticket from Nazca to Arequipa.
- Transfer from the bus station in Arequipa to the starting point for the Colca Tour.
- 2 days tour in Colca Canyon.
- 1 hotel night in Chivay (Colca)
- Transfer from Chivay to Puno.
- 2 hotel nights in Puno
- Tour at the Uros and Chullpas of Sillustani – Puno
- Transfer from your hotel in Puno to Bus station.
- Tour “The Sun’s Route” by Bus from Puno to Cusco.
- Transfer from the bus station to your hotel in Cusco.
- Entrance fees to the city tour in Cusco.
- Entrance fees to the sacred valley tour in Cusco.
- Lunch on the sacred valley tour
- Round trip train tickets to Machupicchu
- Entrance fee to the Machupicchu Citadel.
- Round trip bus tickets en Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu
- Professional English guide for all the tours.
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.
- 3 hotel nights in Cusco
- 1 hotel night in Aguas Calientes
- Continental Breakfasts in the Hotels.
- Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the Airport
The Tour Package Not Includes:
- Flight tickets
- Alimentation not mentioned above.
- Services not mentioned above.
- Tax before boarding the plane to fly over the Nazca lines (TUUA – $12 per person).
PRICE: $1613.00 per person in shared service.
We need a minimum of two people to arrange this tourist package.