DAY 1: International arrival to Lima
Assistance on your arrival to Lima "Jorge Chavez" Airport and
transfer to the selected hotel.
2: Lima: City Tour /Paracas:
Breakfast. Guided sightseeing
tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City
of Kings". Visit the
historical center and the most traditional: The Olive Grove of
San Isidro, Miraflores and Larco Mar, distinctive tourist centre
of contemporary Lima. In the afternoon transport by bus from
Lima to Paracas Peninsula, where we can find the most important
wildlife sanctuary on the Peruvian Coast. Arrival in Pisco and
transfer to the selected Hotel.
3 : Paracas: National Reserve / Ballestas Island /Nasca:
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. In the afternoon travel by bus to the city of Nazca
4: Nazca Lines / 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).
5: AREQUIPA: City tour Arrival at the Arequipa City and
transfer to the Select Hotel 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.
DAY 6: AREQUIPA: 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.
7: COLCA CANYON: Condor Cross (B) (L) 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),
the bus departure at 1:30pm and arrive at 19:00 pm approximately. Overnight at selected Hotel.
8 : PUNO: Titicaca Lake, Floating Island of the Uros and
Island of Taquile (L) 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,
return to Puno for overnight at the hotel.Free night.
DAY 09 : Puno / Cusco Breakfast. Early 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 polychrome ceiling.
Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region.
Upon arrival in Cusco, meet and transfer to your hotel.
Dinner on your own.
10: CUSCO: Sacred Valley of the Incas (L) 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.
DAY 11: CUSCO: City tour and visit to
nearby ruins 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.
12: CUSCO: Machu Picchu - 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,.
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 13: Machu Picchu: Aguas Calientes - Cusco
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 Machu Picchu 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 Machu Picchu, 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 travellers 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 14 : Cusco/Lima : International
Flight. Early in the morning, transfer to the airport and
departure to Lima, for international conecction flight.