The Best Of Peru 15 Days & 14 Nights

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Price From USD 1,396.00
Price includes all credit card transaction fees and taxes
Starting point LIMA
Ending point LIMA
Duration 15 Days / 14 Nights
Trip style Archaeological, Cultural and Ecological
Place to visit Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Cusco, Machupicchu and the Titicaca Lake









Our tour will take you through Lima in its 3 historical periods: Pre-hispanic, Colonial and Modern. We will first show you a panoramic view of “La Huaca Pucllana”, and then you will visit the impressive Historical Downtown of Lima.
Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands, in the Paracas National Reserve, where we can observe sea lions, bobo bird, pelicans, penguins and marine birds.
City tour of Arequipa, including Santa Catalina monastery, the Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru, and the Cathedral, a prime example of XIX century Peruvian architecture, housing beautiful treasures in gold and silver.
We will have an unforgettable motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique "Floating Islands" of the Uros.
We travel along the High Plateau of the Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasasaya, remnants of the ancient Pucara Culture.
Excursion to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", a succession of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites.
Excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise as well as stroll around the Town of Aguas Calientes and visit its Hot Spring Thermal waters.

Day 1: INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO LIMA PERU

International arrival to Lima Assistance on your arrival to Lima "Jorge Chavez" Airport and transfer to the selected hotel.



Day 2: LIMA CITY TOUR + BUS LIMA/PARACAS

09.00 AM. : Our tour will take you through Lima in its 3 historical periods: Pre-hispanic, Colonial and Modern. We will first show you a panoramic view of “La Huaca Pucllana”, and then you will visit the impressive Historical Downtown of Lima: Its palaces, mansions, churches and squares, ending with a visit to the residential district of San Isidro and an unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean from the district of Miraflores. This tour includes the admission to the BCR Museum and the San Francisco and its Catacombs.
13.00 PM. Transfer to the bus station and departure to Paracas, the bus leave at 14.00 PM.
18.00 PM. Arrival to Paracas and transfer to the selected hotel.

Day 3: BALLESTAS ISLAND EXCURSIONS + BUS TO ICA + BUGGY AND SANDBOARDING IN DUNES + BUS TO NAZCA

08.00 AM. Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands, in the Paracas National Reserve, where we can observe sea lions, bobo bird, pelicans, penguins and marine birds. On the way back, from the water, we can also see the "Candelabro" (Candelabrum), a giant figure etched in the sand on the side of a hill in the style of the Nazca Lines.
10.30 AM. Transfer to the bus station to departure to Ica.
13.00 PM. Arrival to Ica and transfer to the office to leave your luggage
02.00 PM. Excursion to the Huacachina
03.00 PM. Dune buggy and sandboarding tour
05:30 PM. Transfer to the bus station to take Bus to Nazca at 18.25PM.

Day 4: NAZCA LINES OVERFLIGHT+ NIGHT BUS TO AREQUIPA

Early in the morning, after breakfast, transfer to Nazca airport for a 45-minute overflight of the enigmatic Nazca Lines. At night, travel to the city of Arequipa (about 8n hours).


Day 5: AREQUIPA CITY TOUR + SANTA CATALINA MONASTERY

08.00 AM. Arrival to Arequipa and transfer to the Hotel 14.00 in Afternoon city tour of Arequipa, including Santa Catalina monastery, the Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru, and the Cathedral, a prime example of XIX century Peruvian architecture, housing beautiful treasures in gold and silver. We also visit the La Compania Church, and ancient Jesuit temple, one face is even crowned with feathers. Then, we will visit the Santa Catalina Convent, after the visits return to Arequipa and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 6: COLCA CANYON EXCURSION + OVERNIGHT AT CHIVAY

07.00 AM. Early in the morning, after breakfast, start your trip to the Colca Canyon, visiting on the way Pampas Cañahuas, the Mirador of the Andes, the crater of Chucura, the Mirador of Chivay, where pre-inca andens may be appreciated. Arrival to the town of Chivay at 13:00hrs. approx. Transfer to your selected lodge. Box lunch (light meals in the altitude). In the afternoon free time to visit thermal and medical baths.

Day 7: VISIT CRUZ DEL CONDOR + BUS TO PUNO

06.00 AM.After breakfast, very early in the morning, drive to the Condor's Cross, natural observation point from where the magnitude of the Colca Canyon and the spectacular flight of the Majestic condor is appreciated. On the way back to Chivay, visit to the Mirador of Chinina, where we will find the famous Hanging Tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that joins the town of Yanque with Coporaque. At the town of Yanque, visit its beautiful church and its characteristic stone streets among other attractions. To have spectacular views of the Colca Valley, we will drive to the observation points of Choquetipo and Artahuilque and also to the town of Maca. After Lunch depart from Chivay (Colca canyon) to the Lake Titicaca (Puno)
13.00 PM. Transfer to the bus station and departure to Puno by Tourist bus 4M, the bus leave at 13.30 PM
19.30 PM. Arrival to Puno and transfer to the selected Hotel

Day 8: LAKE TITICACA EXCURSIONS – VISIT UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS

07.00 AM. Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique "Floating Islands" of the Uros. l. We continue our motorboat trip to Taquile island. After lunch in a local Taquile inn, we have a walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long island. In the afternoon 15.00 PM, return to Puno for overnight at the hotel. Free night.

Day 9: TOURIST BUS FROM PUNO TO CUSCO INCLUDING VISITS ON THE WAY

07.00 AM. After Breakfast transfer to the bus station and departure by bus to the City of Cusco. We travel along the High Plateau of the Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasasaya, remnants of the ancient Pucara Culture. On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha It has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks The structure also has two circular lateral columns Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass through the La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of vicuñas and llamas. During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters.
We proceed to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated with olychrome ceiling.Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region. Upon arrival in Cusco at 17.30 PM, meet and transfer to your hotel

Day 10: CUSCO CITY TOUR & NEARBY RUINS

14.00 PM. In the afternoon, we will have a guided city tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha Then, we drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft high and weighing over 350 tons. Return to the hotel. Free night.

Day 11: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS EXCURSION INCLUDING PISAQ MARKET & OLLANTAYTAMBO

09.00 AM. Excursion to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", a succession of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. Pisac's typical Indian market, In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns to arrive to the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo. On our way back to Cusco we will visit the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lies. Admire its well preserved Inca Wall at the Main Square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico. Back to Cusco in the afternoon at 18.00 PM

Day 12: VISIT TO MARAS AND MORAY

09.00 AM. Our tour begins with the pick up from the hotel of the city of Cusco in our tourist mobility, to go to the population of Maras, passing through very typical populations and beautiful landscapes that we can enjoy in our tour, arrival and visit to the following places
MARAS: Located in the province of Urubamba at 3300 m.s.n.m. From there you can see the Vilcanota mountain range and snowy peaks: "El Chikón" (5530 m.s.n.m), "Putukisi" "La Verónica" (5682 m.s.n.m). Nowadays this picturesque town keeps attractive of the pre-hispanic, colonial and republican period, emphasizing in the town streets and colonial fronts with shields of the nobles and caciques of the centuries XVII and XVIII.
MORAY: It is about 7 km southwest of Maras and 53 km from Cusco with altitude of 3,385 m.s.n.m; Is a unique archaeological group of its kind in the region. These are giant natural holes that were used by the Inkas who built terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels, is therefore a prototype of greenhouse, the largest hole has depth of 150 meters and Average height of platforms is 1.80 meters, between each one of them. The structures found here are Inkas, it is also estimated that the bottom is on a natural rocky formation that facilitates the inland filtration of the earth, so that no flood occurs in the rainy season. What is striking is the average annual temperature difference between the top and bottom, it is a difference that reaches up to 15 ° C. This is where incredible gains in agriculture were made.
15.00 Pm. Return to Cusco and transfer to your selected hotel.

Day 13: EXCURSION TO MACHU PICCHU + OVERNIGHT AT AGUAS CALIENTES

The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco train station for a three hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas". Arrive at Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, we´ll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure. Lunch in a restaurant at Aguas Calientes town.
Overnight in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Day 14: MACHUPICCHU: AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO (B) (L)

Excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise as well as stroll around the Town of Aguas Calientes and visit its Hot Spring Thermal waters. Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities: (not included in the overall price): 1. Visit the Citadel of Machupicchu for a second time.
2. For active or more adventurous people, we suggest to climb up the Huayna Picchu (depending on weather conditions) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machupicchu, even more amazing being high and distant. Arriving at the top takes about two hours and a half and it is recommendable before 13:00 hours. It is necessary to register at the checking point at the beginning of the trail. An exciting adventure for the travelers who want to see from the top, the nature and the carved stone emerging from the ground as if a geological miracle.
In the afternoon, back to Cusco by train, and transfer to your selected hotel for overnight.
Evening free. We recommend to dine at the hotel and have an early night.

Day 15: FLIGHT CUSCO/LIMA + INTERNATIONAL CONEXION FLIGHT

At certain time transfer to the airport and departure to Lima, arrival to Lima and international conexion to Europe.

INCLUDES:

In Lima: Sightseeing Tour
In Paracas/Ica: Excursion to the Ballestas Islands in Paracas. Huacachina, dunes & buggy.
In Nazca: Overflight of the Nazca lines.
In Arequipa: Sightseeing Tour and excursion by Arequipa's countryside.
In Colca: All included (excursions and meals) and bus 4M.
In Puno: Boating excursion on Titicaca Lake, lunch in Taquile and bus Wonder Puno/Cusco.
In Cusco: Sightseeing Tour and nearby ruins + Maras & Moray
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Excursion to Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Lunch included.
In Machupicchu: Guided visit of the Citadel including lunch and overnight.

  • 14 Nights’ accommodation
  • All breakfasts and meals as described in the program
  • All entrance tickets applicable
  • All the transfers indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bus Tkt to Paracas / Nazca / Arequipa
  • Train ticket from Cusco- Aguas Calientes-Cusco
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes- Machupicchu- Aguas Calientes
  • All applicable taxes
  • All bilingual guided tours (english/spanish) as described in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights
  • Baggage excess. (f.i Cusco/Puno bus)
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Second entrance to Machupicchu


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner