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The essential of Peru
8 days / 7 nights        Difficulty: 2/3

Trip the essential of Peru for 1 week

The Peru, short and intensive trip for 1 week

You want to do a quick trip to Peru ? "The essential of Peru" allows you to discover the essential of the country rapidly.

During this exceptional trip of one week in Peru, you will discover the 5 most visited regions: 

  • Lima, capital with its many colonial monuments
  • The mysterious lines of Nazca
  • The "White City" of Arequipa and the Santa Catalina monastery
  • Sail on the Titicaca Lake and share the traditions and the cultures with the inhabitants on the islands
  • Discover the mysteries of Cusco and the Sacred Valley and feel the magic of the Machu Picchu Mountain
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Day 1 : Arrival at Lima

Welcome to the city of the kings: Lima, capital of Peru is located on the coasts of the Pacific Ocean.

Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel.  

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Day 2 : Lima - Nazca

In the morning, we will begin our panoramic discovery of the city of Lima for the visit of 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 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 will pass through series of beaches of the Pacific.

Arrival to Nazca during the night. 

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Day 3 : the lines of Nazca - Arequipa

The morning, we will go in the north of Nazca to go in the highest desert in the world : "Cerro Blanco" et we will 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.  

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Day 4 : Arequipa - Puno

A few time to sleep in ! After this rest, you will visit Arequipa, beautiful city protected by 3 volcanos. We will discover the 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 will cross a large part of the altiplano.

Arrival early in the evening and transfer to the hotel. 

More informations about Arequipa
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. The inhabitants of Uros 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 will 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. 

More informations about Puno lake Titicaca
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 of bus, we will arrive to Pisaq, one of the most important of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will 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 will 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.

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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.  

More informations about Machu Picchu
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.

End of our services ! 

More informations about Cusco

Details of the services by the agency


  • Hotels : You choose the category of the hotel
  • Transport : private vehicle for the visit provide for the rides in the city and the bus for the long rides between the big cities (Lima/Nazca ; Nazca/Arequipa ; Arequipa/Puno and Puno/Cusco)

  • Flight between Lima and Cusco
  • Meals : Breakfast included. You have the choice between half-board, full board or without meals
  • Tours : All the visits mentioned in the program with the entrances except the optionals
  • Guide : French speaking


  • International flight
  • Options proposed
  • No types of assurance
  • The charges of banking transaction
  • Personal expenses, drinks and tips
  • Entrance ticket for the Mountain of the Machu Picchu or the Huayna Picchu

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