PERU A SPECTACULAR COUNTRY

Day 01: Lima

Arrival to Lima’s international airport. Reception and transfer to the selected hotel. Overnight.

Day 02: Lima / City Tour / Paracas
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, you will embark on a city tour of colonial and modern Lima. This tour includes the main square where the Government Palace, the Cathedral, and the Municipal Palace are found. Also a visit to San Francisco Convent and its famous catacombs is included. Then the tour proceeds to the residential and modern quarters of San Isidro and Miraflores and the tour ends up at the seaside where you will contemplate the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. Transfer to the bus station to board your Pullman bus bound for the southern town of Paracas (regular service). The ride takes three hours and half. Overnight.

Day 03: Paracas / Nazca
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the pier to board your boat and start off your excursion to Ballestas Islands which is also known as the “Little Galapagos”. From the sea we can contemplate “El Candelabro” which is a geoglyph, carved on a hillside on the way to Ballestas islands. Departure to Nazca by bus in the afternoon. Arrival lodging and overnight.

Day 04: Nazca / Arequipa
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, transfer to the local airfield to over fly the mysterious and enigmatic Nazca Lines. Return to the hotel. In the afternoon, transfer to the bus station to board your bus for Arequipa a.k.a. the White City.

Day 05: Arequipa / City Tour
Arrival to Arequipa around midnight. Transfer to the hotel. Check in overnight. Morning off to rest. The afternoon, city tour of the most attractive spots of the city and a visit to the Santa Catalina Convent. Overnight.

Day 06: Arequipa / Colca
Breakfast at hotel. Departure for the Colca canyon. Along the way, you will visit La Vicuña’s National Reserve at Pampas Cañahuas and Vizcachani. At Pampas de Torra y Patapampa you will contemplate the wonderful flora and fauna of the region. Arrival to the town of Chivay. In the afternoon, you will visit the thermo medicinal hot springs of la Calera. Lodging and overnight.

Day 07: Colca – Arequipa
Breakfast at hotel. At a pre-arranged hour you will set off for La Cruz Del Condor Mirador where you will admire the incredibly raw beauty of the Colca Canyon and the majestic flight of the Condors soaring high over the canyon. On the way back to Chivay, you will admire the hanging tombs of Choquetico and Litomaquetas, The Mirador of Terrazas and finally the towns of Pinchollo, Maca y Yanque with their churches and typical squares. Arrival to Chivay. In the afternoon, return to Arequipa. Lodging and overnight.

Day 08: Arequipa / Sillustani / Puno
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport and departure to Juliaca, Puno. Along the way, you will visit the old pre Inca cemetery of Sillustani where the cylindrical shape towers known as Chullpas are found. Arrival to Puno. Lodging and overnight.

Day 09: Puno / Uros and Taquile Islands
Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion in the highest navigable lake of the world. First you will visit the floating islands of Uros which is inhabited by the old Aymara. These people have kept their traditions and customs generation after generation. Then the journey continues to Taquile Island where you will have the opportunity to appreciate their handicraft and textiles. Lunch in Taquile. Return to Puno and overnight.

Day 10: Puno / Cusco
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to bus station and departure to the city of Cusco. The ride, which takes approximately eight hours, will allow contemplating the wild meadows of the Andean plateau and also typical andean towns. There will also be brief port of calls at Pukara, La Raya, Wiracocha’s Temple at Raqchi and finally at the little chapel of Andahuaylillas. Arrival at Cusco. Transfer to the hotel. Check in and lodging.

Day 11: Cusco / City Tour
Breakfast at hotel. Morning off. Visit to the most attractive places in the city and naturally the four most important nearby ruins Qenqo, Puca Pucará, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman. Return to Cusco and overnight.

Day 12: Cusco / Sacred Valley
Breakfast at hotel. Departure by bus to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas” in the morning. The first port of call is the picturesque town of Pisaq which is famous for its Indian market. In this market one has the opportunity to haggle with the local vendors and is set up only three times a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Lunch buffet is included. Then the journey proceeds to Ollantaytambo where you will admire and awe at this majestic fortress and the town of Chincheros. Return Urubamba to spend the night there in the sacred valley, dinner included. Overnight.

Day 13: Sacred Valley/ Machu Picchu / Cusco
Early breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the train station. Departure for Machu Picchu in a panoramic ride which takes three hours and a half. Arrival to Aguas Calientes. Transfer to the citadel by a bus shuttle service. Guided tour throughout the Sacred Citadel of the Incas. The visit includes the Intihuatana (the Solar Clock) the Watchtower, the Incas Palace, the Three Windows etc. return to Aguas Calientes by bus. Buffet lunch is included. Return to Ollantaytambo by train, and bus transfer to Cusco. Arrival at hotel. Overnight.

Day 14: Cusco / Lima
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Cusco’s airport for your flight back to Lima. Arrival to Lima and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day off. Overnight.

Day 15: Lima
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport to board your international flight.

INCLUDE
Transfers (airport/ hotel/ airport) according to the itinerary.
Transfers (hotel/ bus-train station/ hotel) according to the itinerary.
Lodging for two nights in Lima at selected hotel. Breakfast included.
Lodging for one night in Paracas o Pisco at selected hotel. Breakfast included.
Lodging for one night in Nazca at selected hotel. Breakfast included.
Lodging for three nights in Arequipa at selected hotel. Breakfast included.
Lodging for one night in Colca at selected hotel. Breakfast included.
Lodging for two nights in Puno at selected hotel. Breakfast included.
Lodging for four nights in Puno at selected hotel. Breakfast included.
Excursions as to mention in each city with official guide according to the itinerary.
Tourist Bus (Pullman) for the regular service Lima/Ica – Ica/Lima.
Nazca Lines overfly from Ica.
Tourist Bus for the regular service Lima/ Paracas – Paracas / Nazca and Nazca / Arequipa.
Nazca Lines overfly from Ica.
Tourist Bus for the regular service Puno / Cusco with stopovers at touristic spots.
Meals as to mention in the itinerary.
Vistadome or Backpacker train. Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco.
Lodging based on standard room.
Official guide in Spanish or English.
Personal assistance
NOT INCLUDED
Extras
Airport fees.
Air Tickets (International or Domestic)
Phone calls, tips, laundry Service, drinks, Bottled Water, Alcoholic Beverages.
Meals not specified.
Consumptions or personal charges.
NOTE
Prices are in American Dollars per person.
Prices may be subject to variations at any time without previous notification.
Booking cancellation and voidance (or parts of it) are subject to penalties and administrative charges.
The itinerary may be subject to change due to timetable variations in: international and domestic flights, trains, buses, delay in rivers and lakes due to weather conditions, social unrest or natural catastrophes and technical malfunction (planes). If that is the case, the best alternative will always be sought to the passengers. Additional charges will be paid by the passenger.

 
 

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