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Exploring Peru

Lima > Nazca > Arequipa > Puno > Cusco

Itineray

12 Days

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USD$ 2290.00

Peru has so many destinations to offer, from the coastline till the highlands of Cusco.
We have designed this tour package so you can explore Peru, you will overfly the famous Nazca Lines, giant figures than can be only observed from the air. Then, you will discover the Ballestas Islands, a natural reserve where sea animals live. Next, you will head to the south to discover the charm of Arequipa, see the majestic condor, navigate in the highest lake in the world, and of course, explore the mysterious site of Machu Picchu.
A great experience covering the best of Peru!

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Day 1: Arrival in Lima

Upon arrival at the Lima airport a representative of Machu Picchu Explorer will meet you to take you to the hotel and we’ll assist you to make the check-in process.

We’ll explain you all about the city; restaurants, museums, touristic spots, safety tips, etc.
In the afternoon, you’ll be able to explore the Capital on your own, we recommend you to visit the Miraflores district, Barranco and Larcomar, interesting places where you’ll be delighted by the magnificent coastline of the Capital.
Overnight in Lima.

 

Day 2: City tour in Lima

After breakfast, we’ll visit the Colonial & modern capital; thanks to our official tour guide we’ll explore historical, religious, and more interesting contemporary sites. The tour starts at the Huaca Pucllana ruins (enormous adobe pyramid dating from the 4th century A.D.) in the Miraflores neighborhood.  Next, you’ll visit Lima’s historic center, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and founded by the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro. Here you’ll appreciate the colonial Plaza (the central square), which is surrounded  by the Government Palace, the Cathedral (where Pizarro was buried), the Archbishop´s Palace, the Municipal Palace, and the Palace of Lima. You’ll then travel a few blocks to the San Francisco Monastery, famous for its catacombs where over 250,000 human bones are still on display.

Your tour of Lima will end with a visit to some of the modern areas of the city such as San Isidro, Miraflores, and the Larcomar Complex, perched on a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean with views of islands off the coast. Many high-classed restaurants are available in these areas where you’ll be delighted by the Peruvian cuisine.
Free afternoon and overnight in Lima

 

Day 3: Lima - Pisco - Lima 

This trip to Peru continues! After breakfast, we'll be driven to Paracas (260 km from Lima) where we will visit the Ballestas Islands, next we’ll be transferred to Pisco airport (250 Km). After an exciting flight over the Nazca Lines, which takes 90 minutes, the plane will land back in Pisco. During your flight you will enjoy a spectacular opportunity to see 12 of the most famous Nazca Lines, including the hummingbird, dog, hands, astronaut, tree, spider, etc. 
Lunch in Paracas and return to Lima by private transport.
Overnight in Lima.

 

Day 4: Lima - Arequipa

Travel time: 1h30 hrs. by plane
Today we will be transferred to the airport to fly to Arequipa. In the afternoon we will have our city tour. We’ll begin by the main square, next we’ll visit the Compañia de Jesus, the neighborhood of Yanahuara and the convent of Santa Catalina which is a real must-see that will surprise you.
Overnight in Arequipa.

 

Day 5: Arequipa - Chivay

Travel time: 4h by Bus.
After breakfast we’ll be heading to Chivay, a village at the valley of Colca. You’ll be able to gaze nice landscapes during your travel time such as the Chachani Volcano, the natural reserve of Salinas y aguada Blanca where you’ll see vicunas!

The descent into the valley to Chivay also promises some great pictures. A swim in the hot springs of Chivay (optional in the program of this circuit in Peru) is also recommended.
Overnight in Chivay.

 

Day 6: Chivay - Cruz del Condor - Puno

Travel time: 3h in regular bus, 6h in bus to Puno
Puno is located at 3800 m.
A wonderful day in Peru to explore the nature and beautiful landscapes. We’ll drive you this morning to the Condor cross to see in their natural environment the Condors fly! This kind of bird is one of the largest in the world and the fact to observe them in nature is exceptional. An authentic experience that we propose you to see. Next we’ll be driven to the Canyon of Colca, one of the dippest in the world! We’ll continue afterwards by bus heading to Puno admiring wild landscapes at the Peruvian pampa.
Overnight in Puno.

 

Day 7: Puno – Uros Island – Taquile Island – Puno

The Island of Taquile is located at 4000 m.
After breakfast we’ll be transferred to the port of Puno to begin our excursion of the Lake Titicaca. This lake is well-known since according to the legends, it’s here where the Inca empire has its origins. We’ll begin our day by visiting the artificial islands of Uros, these islands are made from reeds of totora. Next we’ll take the boat to get the Taquile Island, you’ll have the impression that time has stopped, people still living with their old traditions in the heart of the Lake. This will be an authentic experience in Peru, nature & simplicity together.

Way back to Puno at the end of the day
Overnight in Puno.

 

Day 8: Puno - Cusco 

Travel time: 10h00 by the Andean Explorer train.
Cusco is located at 3400 m.

In the morning (8h00) you will take The Andean Explorer train features an open-air observatory car, allowing you to take in the majestic views while enjoying the typical music and dances of the Peruvian highlands. During your trip, you will have the chance to take panoramic pictures of some of the quintessential Andean landscapes. The route covered by the Andean Explorer is considered by many travel magazines to be one of the most beautiful in the world.
Late in the afternoon, arrival in Cusco station.
Ovenight in Cusco.

 

Day 9:  Cusco City Tour

A very quiet morning begins today. You’ll have the chance to explore the city and its attractions. Cusco is also known as «the navel of the world» because of its importance as the capital of the Inca empire.  Temples, stone streets, colonial houses, colorful outfits, art galleries, museums and nice people will certainly delight you. During the morning we recommend you visit the San Blas District and be impressed by the cusquenian artisans.

In the afternoon, our tour begins by visiting the faboulous  Cathedral of Cusco where you’ll find a great painting collection of the «cusquenian school», then we’ll visit the temple of Qoricancha (temple of the sun), the most important in the city. Finally, we’ll visit the spectacular ruins of the Sacsayhuaman fortress/temple overlooking the city, as well as the ruins of Q'enko, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay nearby.
In the evening, spend at your leisure enjoying the local cuisine, music, and the lights of Cusco at night, the surrounding hills and the sky overhead littered with stars
Overnight in Cusco


Day 10: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas calientes

Travel time: 3 hours by bus (out of visit time) + 1h40 by train
Our day will begin by visiting the wonderful landscape of the magical Sacred Valley, home to several royal estates of Incan emperors. First, you will visit the town of Pisac, famous for its indigenous market and for the beautiful Incan ruins that overlooks the city. In the market, you will have the opportunity to browse the beautiful handicrafts, local fruits, vegetables, and other natural products. While exploring the Pisac ruins above, you’ll be delighted by the magic of the the valley, its architecture will allow you to understand the harmony betwen the inca constructions and the nature.

After visiting Pisac, we will stop for lunch, we’ll enjoy a variety of Peruvian and international food near the town of Urubamba. Next, we’ll visit the spectacular fortress of Ollantaytambo. This magnificent place was part of the royal estate of the Incan emperor Pachacuteq. The small town of Ollantaytambo still keeps the houses that Inca used to live in, narrow streets and beautiful canals are part of this.

Late in the afternoon we’ll take the train to Aguas Calientes (one hour and a half of journey) where we’ll spend the night in a comfortable hotel.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes. (Lunch included).

 

Day 11: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Today will be a fantastic day because we’ll discover one of the 7 wonders of the World, Machu Picchu
Our team will help you to take the bus and begin our visit. A professional english speaking tour guide will explain you the history and mysteries of the also called “Lost City of the Incas”.  
After this tour, you’ll have the time to explore the site on your own and take final photos. Late in the afternoon you’ll take the train back to Ollantaytambo/Poroy station where our team will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel. 
Overnight in Cusco

 

Day 12: Depart Cusco - Lima

Time of flight: 1h by plane to Lima
After breakfast at your hotel, one of our representatives will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport. Fly to Lima.

               
                    End of our services

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Our Rates: (Valid until December 2016)

N° People Price per person
(USD, American dollars)
2 2290.00 USD

HOTELS (3* Based in a Twin/Double room)
Cusco
San Agustin El Dorado, Maytaq Wasin or similar.

Aguas Calientes
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu, Casa Andina Machu Picchu or similar.

Puno
Casa Andina Tikarani, Tierra Viva Puno or similar.

Chivay
Casa Andina Classic Colca or similar.

Arequipa
Tierra Viva Arequipa or similar.

Lima
San Agustin Exclusive or similar.

Included

Hotels 3 stars

    • 03 nights of accommodation in Lima and breakfast included.
    • 01 night of accommodation in Arequipa and breakfast included.
    • 02 nights of accommodation in Puno and breakfast included.
    • 01 night of accommodation in Chivay and breakfast included.
    • 03 nights of accommodation in Cusco and breakfast included.
    • 01 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes and breakfast included.

    Tours

    • City tour in Lima: English tour guide + transportation (Group Service).
    • Private transportation Lima – Nazca – Lima.
    • Nazca Lines flight from Pisco (90 minutes of flight).
    • Trip boat in the Ballestas Island (Group Service).
    • City tour in Arequipa: English tour guide + transportation (Private Service).
    • Tour Colca Canyon + Cruz del condor + transportation (Private Service).
    • Private transport Chivay – Puno.
    • Tour full day lake Titicaca + english tour guide (Group Service).
    • Train Andean explorer Puno – Cusco. 
    • City tour in Cusco: English tour guide + transportation (Group Service).
    • Tour Sacred Valley: English tour guide + transportation + Buffet Lunch (Group Service).
    • Tour in Machu Picchu: English speaking guide (Group service).
    • Bus Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes.
    • Train Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes (Expedition or Inca Rail).
    • Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy station (Expedition or Inca Rail).
    • Entrance fees at all sites.

    Transfers

      • Transfer Lima airport – Hotel.
      • Transfer Arequipa airport – Hotel.
      • Transfer Puno train station – Hotel.
      • Transfer Cusco Train station – Hotel.
      • Transfer from Ollantaytambo/Poroy station to the Hotel in Cusco.
      • Transfer Cusco Hotel – Airport.

      Not Included

      • Airfare
      • Lunches, dinner or drinks Not mentioned
      • Travel Insurance
      • Tips
      • Airport taxes
      • * Consider the possibility of taking the VISTADOME train instead, an extra of $35.00 will be required.

        * The train ANDEAN EXPLORER departs only on Monday, Wednesday & Saturday. Otherwise, consider taking one of the tour buses; Wonder, Mer or Inka Express.

Our Tips For You:

    • Remember to minimize your efforts and stay hydrated to avoid altitude sickness while traveling in Peru. We highly recommend you taking a coca tea upon arrival! See more information about altitude sickness here.
  • It's not every night that you will have the opportunity to sleep with an Andean family, consider this possibility with us. Find out more here.
  • During each step of this journey in Peru, take some time if you can, to explore on your own. Interesting details in towns and villages might be found!

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