TOUR DESCRIPTION 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHT
LIMA-PARACAS-ISLAS BALLESTAS-PARACAS-NAZCA LINES-AREQUIPA- COLCA CAYON-LAKE TITICACA-CUSCO-MACHUPICCHU-SACRED VALLEY
DAY 01: TRANSFER AT THE AIRPORT IN LIMA
Welcome and transfer in Lima Our Staff will be waiting for you in Lima , we will transfer you to your Hotel in the Capital, you will recieve information about your trip next morning .
Ovenigth in lima
DAY 02: City tour on Lima with visits the Huaca Pucllana
We pick you up from the hotel in Cusco at least two hours before your flight leaves to Lima , There our personal will welcome you back in the hall of the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After resting for a while we’ll start visiting the most interesting places of the ” City of the Kings “: the Cathedral, Pizarro’s Tomb, the Catacombs of San Francisco, passing through the Congress, the Palace of Torre Tagle.
The residential areas of Orrantia, San Isidro, where we will visit the Huaca Pucllana, we will enjoy a spectacular sight of the Pacific Ocean. Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, where you will find a great quantity of preincaica pottery including the World biggest collection of erotic Huacos, then we’ll spendthe night at the Hotel.
Ovenigth in lima
DAY 03:LIMA PARACAS AND TOUR BALLESTAS ISLAND
Very early in the morning you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Lima to the Bus Station in lima them we take the bus with direction to Paracas then you will be transferred to the Paracas harbor located nearby. At the Paracas dock you will board a speed-boat equipped with life vests and comfortable seats. At this point is advisable to wear a good jacket or wind breakers as it gets very windy once the boat gets in motion. We will leave then towards the Ballestas Islands. Along the way we will see the famous figure known as The Candelabro, an enigmatic design etched on the desert floor hundreds of years ago. The Candelabro is overlooking the Ocean, so here you will have the chance to take pictures, as well as to learn about the most popular theories about it. Afterwards we will continue to the Ballestas Islands.The Ballestas Islands are inhabited by an amazing marine life,
After visit Islas ballestas we continue to Huacachina Where you have the change to do sumboarding and see the sun set.
Ovenigth in Huacachina
DAY 04: NAZCA LINES:
At the designated time, our staff will pick you up from your hotel and afterwards you will be transferred to the local airport of Nazca, located just 4 kilometers away from downtown. Upon your arrival at the airport, our staff will show you a video film about The Nazca Lines. This interesting documentary lasts about 40 minutes and involves serious information about the Nazca Culture, as well as the figures you will see from the air. For this aerial tour, you will board a small Cessna single-engine aircraft (Station air, Skyhawk or Skyline type), which has spacious room for 5 people, each person with a window seat. After the video, our English speaking pilot will proceed
to give you a briefing about this air tour and also will give each participant a map of the archaeological zone
Once the tour is over , we will start with our trip on Bus to Arequipa where our staff will be ready to driver you to the Hotel in Arequipa.
Ovenigth in the bus
DAY 05: City tour in Arequipa
Reception and transfer from bus station to the hotel in Arequipa. Afternoon city tour, which includes a visit to the Santa Catalina convent. Afternoon free.
Ovenigth in the bus
DAY 06: Arequipa – Colca Valley
Early departure towards the highlands passing through Yura-Pampa Catahuas and La Pulpera with good possibility of observing groups of wild vicuñas and fighting cattle. Stop en route to see petrogliphs in the Caves of Mollepunco and in the town of Callali to see natural hill formations with the appearance of enchanted castles. Drive to La Calera to enjoy the thermal baths under the stars. Return to Chivay for overnight.
Ovenigth in Chivay
DAY 07: Cruz del Condor – Arequipa
To maximize your probability of seeing condors we depart very early towards the “Cross of the Condor” at about an altitude of 15,000 feet. Drive a little further in to the canyon to see some pre-Inca ruins and watch the way of life in this remote land. Return to Chivay for lunch and afternoon return to Arequipa.
Ovenigth in Arequipa
DAY 08: Bus to Puno
Free day in Arequipa and then bus to puno
Ovenigth in Puno
DAY 09: TOUR TO THE TITICACA LAKE, UROS ISLAND AND TAQUILE
Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel by our local guide and then transferred to the harbor. We start off our boat excursion of Lake Titicaca by visiting The Uros Floating Island, a small community that has lived on these reed Islands for decades. Centuries ago the small indigenous Uros tribe conceived of the islands as a way to isolate and protect themselves from rival tribes, the Collas and the Incas. The Uros people harvested the reeds in the shallows of the lake, bundled them together tightly and built floating island platforms complete with reed houses and canoes, creating in this way their own little world. After strolling around the floating Islands, we continue our journey towards Taquile Island (2 hour aprox.), a traditional Quechua speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating back to the pre-Inca times. The Taquile population was relatively isolated from the mainland until 1950s, and the notion of the community and family is still very strong among them. At the top of the Island, you will have free time to explore this place on your own and afterwards you will meet the group for lunch at one local restaurant. After lunch, we will descent to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno. We will be back in Puno by 17:00 h. approximately.
(Photo : Uros Island on the Titicaca Lake in Puno)
Ovenigth in Puno
DAY 10: TOURIST TRIP FROM PUNO TO CUSCO, VISITING RAQCHI
After breakfast, we will drive you to the bus station to start with our trip to Cusco this tour lasts around 8 hours you will have 4 guided visits, Andahuaylillas’s temple or South American Sixtine Chapel , the Inka temple of Raqchi, Buffet lunch in Sicuani,La Raya at 4335 m.a.s.l and the Inka Aymara museum of Pukara. Every visit has a duration of 20 or 40 minutes, where the passenger will be able to make questions, take photos and walk a for a while, doing our trip very pleasant .Then we wll arrive in Cusco, and our staff will drive
Ovenigth in Cusco
DAY 11: Free day in cusco
Ovenigth in cusco
Day 12: City Tour cusco & Archaeological Ruins / 13:30pm – 18:30pm
Breakfast in your hotel . in the Afternoon tour of the city, a blend of Spanish and Inca Cultures; visit the main squares, the Cathedral, the Koricancha (or Temple of the Sun) ruins. Continue to Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Kenko and Sacsayhuaman Fortress.
Overnigh in Cusco
Day 13: Sacred Valley of the inkas – Aguas calientes
We will come to pick you upa round 8:20am at your hotel, the Excursion to The Sacred Valley of the Inca. The first stop, Pisac, is famous for its Sunday Mass and daily outdoor market. The excursion is best when taken on Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday, when the market is expanded and attracts traders from surrounding communities. The Sunday mass is held very early in the morning in the native language, Quechua, and is attended by the community elders from neighboring villages, wearing traditional dress. (Note: Special arrangements can be made in private service to witness this weekly religious event, as well as to hike to the impressive Inca ruins of Pisac, which towers above the village.) After lunch, visit the Inca Citadel at Ollantaytambo, a sprawling complex of ruins characterized by fine masonry, terraces, canals, fortress walls, and the Temple of the Sun.
Overnigh in Aguas calientes
Day 14: Machu Picchu Excursion
After getting up very early and having breakfast, you can head for Machupicchu in order to see the sunrise from the citadel (on your own), afterwards you can trek up to Huaynapicchu around 2 hours, you will also spend all day long in Machupicchu taking more snaps and pictures, in the afternoon you shall return to Aguas Calientes to return to Cusco on train where our staff will be wating for you to lead you to the Hotel.
Day 05: Free day in cusco city .
Overnigh in cusco
DAY 15: Tour Moray maras and salt flat
On this day trip from Cusco, you will travel to Peru’s historic Urubamba Valley. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Urubamba Valley is known for its lush scenery, picturesque colonial towns and a magnificent Inca fortress.
We will pick you up from your hotel around 8 AM and head to Moray. The drive is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and is honestly beautiful. You will drive through snow capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow fields of wheat and pass some villages. Finally you will arrive to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray has three amphitheater-like terraces, made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.
When you are done exploring Moray you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which are about 2 miles away. The village is known as a former salt-producing center that dates back to colonial times. There are over 3000 salt pools, all carved into the mountain side, being filled daily by a little stream of water. The area is amazing and spectacularly beautiful. Once you are done with the visit, you will head back to the city in time to enjoy some lunch on your own. Overnight in Cusco.
Free day cusco.
Farewell We’ll be at your hotel at least two hours before your flight leaves to take you to the airport where you should check your plane ticket and pay the airport tax, we’ll see you to the departure launge.
Included / not Included
Included in the tour:
- 2 transfer to Lima Airport Hotel
- 1 City tour to the “City of Kings”
- 3 Nights at selected hotel in Lima including breakfast (as accommodation)
- 1 night in selected hotel in Nazca includes breakfast (according to accommodation)
- 2 Nights at selected hotel in Arequipa includes breakfast (according to accommodation)
- 1 night in selected hotel in Colca Canyon includes breakfast (according to accommodation)
- 2 nights in selected hotel in Puno includes breakfast (according to accommodation)
- 4 nights in selected hotel in Cusco including breakfast (as accommodation)
- 1 night hotel in Aguas Calientes includes breakfast (according to accommodation)
- 1 flight to the Nazca Lines (40 minutes)
- 1 airport transfer to Cusco hotel.
- 1 City tour of Cusco and Surroundings (Afternoon 13:30 hrs – 18:30 hrs)
- 1 Typical dance and music night show (from 19:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs)
- 1 Tour Machupicchu Expedition Train (Full Day 06:00 hrs – 20:00 hrs)
- 1 Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas 1 includes lunch (Full day 08:00 hrs – 19:00 hrs)
- 1 Transfer from the hotel andalusia tourism terminal Puno to Cusco.
- 1 guided tour of Cusco and Puno 1 includes lunch (Full day 08:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs)
- 1 Tour Lake Titicaca, Uros Island, Taquile
- 1 Transfer from the hotel in Lima to the bus terminal in Lima
- 1 Bus ride from Lima to Paracas (08:00 hrs – 13:00 hrs)
- 1 Travel by bus to Nazca Paracas (13:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs)
- 1 Tour to the Ballestas Islands
- 1 Bus ride from Arequipa to Nasca (13:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs)
- 1 Transfer from the bus terminal to hotel or airport
- 14 Breakfast at hotels
- 03 Buffet lunch in Urubamba, Lake Titicaca and Sicuani.
- 1 Airplane Flight Cusco – Lima (1 hour)
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Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted by email and include all relevant information and will be answered within before 48 hours.
If a cancellation is received until and including 45 days before the date of arrival in Peru, the total payment will be refunded in full, minus the full administrative costs. (25% of the contract price)
- Cancellations 30 – 20 days before departure you have pay the 50% of the total expenses
- Cancellations 20 – 10 days before the departure you have pay the 60% of the total expenses
- In case of No – Show or cancellations 6-1 days before days before the start of your trip there will be no refund. you will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.
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PRICE: 2020 DOLLARS PER PERSON (Based in double room)