The essential of Peru|
8 days / 7 nights Difficulty: 2/3
Lima Lima Nazca Arequipa Puno lake Titicaca Ollantaytambo Machu Picchu Cusco
Trip the essential of Peru for 1 week
The Peru, short and intensive trip for 1 week
Would you like a quick trip to Peru ? "The essential of Peru" allows you to discover the essential of the country fastly.
During this exceptional trip of one week in Peru, you will discover the 5 most visited regions:
Day 1 : Arrival at Lima
Welcome to the city of the kings: Lima, capital of Peru which is located on the coasts of the Pacific Ocean.
Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 : Lima - Nazca
In the morning, we'll begin our panoramic discovery of Lima city. You'll visit the colonial center where is located the center place, the cathedral, San Francisco, the presidential palace and the republican center.
Lima used to be the most important city of latin america. Today, the capital combines all the cultural and the economic contrasts of Peru.
In the afternoon, departure to Nazca in bus of superior category. We will take the famous Panamerican road to the south and we'lll pass through series of Pacific beaches.
Arrival to Nazca during the night.
Day 3 : the lines of Nazca - Arequipa
In the morning, we'll go in the north of Nazca to the highest desert in the world : "Cerro Blanco" we'll go on a walk to visit the pre-colombian of Chauchilla and its mommies who have more than 1500 years. After that, return to Nazca.
In option : the flight over the Nazca lines has to be reserved in advance.
In the afternoon, departure by bus to Arequipa. Late arrival in the night and reception to the hotel.
Day 4 : Arequipa - Puno
A few time to sleep... ! After this rest, you'll visit Arequipa, beautiful city protected by 3 volcanos. We'll discover Santa Catalina Convent, one of the most beautiful of the continent, the Yanahuara, the principal place and the San Francisco Church.
In the afternoon, departure by bus to Puno, located near the Titicaca Lake at 3800 meters of altitude. We'll cross a large part of the altiplano.
Arrival early in the evening and transfer to the hotel.
Day 5 : Puno - Cusco
In the morning, we will go on the Titicaca Lake to visit the Uros Islands. You will meet its inhabitants and discover their traditions which they still use today despite the modernity which progress all around. Uros inhabitants are by heritage, good fisherman and huntsman but as well specialists in the work of the tortora (reeds), for the construction of the island and their houses.
Return to Puno around midday.
In the afternoon, departure by bus to Cusco, to go in the old capital at the Inca period. Cusco is located at 3400 meters of altitude.
We'll cross andean high plateaus where we can admire some summits snow-covered like the mountain Vilcanota. We will cross pass of the Raya (4313 meters), the highest point of this ride. Arrival to Cusco in the early evening and transfer to the hotel.
In option : visit of the Taquile Island after Uros, and night bus to Cusco.
Day 6 : Secreted Valley - Ollantaytambo
This day includes many visits.
In the morning, departure to discover the Inca city of Cusco with the sun temple, the center place, and after we will visit the archeological inca site of Sacsayhuaman.
After 30 minutes in bus, we'll arrive to Pisaq, one of the most important of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We'll walk to visit the different agricultural sectors. It has cultural patios, probably the most beautiful of all the empire.
Then, we will come back down to the village of Pisaq where is situated one of the best handicraft market of Peru.
In the afternoon, we will cross the Sacred Valley and we take the path to the Salineras De Maras, to discover the colored spectacle of these thousands salt basins exploited from the pre-hispanic period to nowadays.
Then, we'll arrive to Ollantaytambo, the city where we control the entrance of the Sacred Valley. This village is the only one which has preserved its original structure of the Inca period.
We will sleep in this city, at 2700 meters of altitude.
Day 7 : Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu
This day will be dedicated to the visit of the Machu Picchu site, which fascinates a lot of travelers by its beauty and its mysteries.
We will take the train during 1h30 and a shuttle for 25 minutes to climb and we will arrive to the Machu Picchu. We will enjoy a complete guided visit for 2 hours.
You can observe different sectors of the site like the sun temple, the condor temple, the astronomic observatory, the industrial district and the house of the guardian.
During the second part of the day, discover freely all the nooks of the Machu Picchu.
We will come back down at Aguas Calientes in the afternoon to take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Transfer in bus to go back to Cusco.
In option : climb the Huayna Picchu or at the mountain of the Machu Picchu. The entrances are limited and you have to reserve in advance with a supplementary payment.
Day 8 : Flight Cusco - Lima
Free morning to enjoy the city. Cusco, old inca capital, is a reel jewel of the colonial and Inca period.
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima to take your international flight.
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