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We start our journey in Lima beautiful King's city ; afterwards we head out to Paracas where you'll enjoy the nature and the wildlife of Ballestas islands.
Then we'll go to Nasca where you'll be amazed by the giant and enigmatic figures.
Immediately, we'll continue to Arequipa's white city surrounded by volcanoes.
Next, we'll see the beautiful Colca canyon with a majestic fligh's condors show.
Progressively, we'll head out to Puno to know the highest navigable lake of the world.
Traveling through the mountains full of wonderful panoramas we'll reach to the Inca's cradle, Cusco and the impressive Machu Picchu.
Pick up in your hotel in the morning to take you on a tour around the following touristic places:
Lima's Colonial Historic Center, the Plaza San Martín, the Plaza de Armas and the surrounding buildings such as the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the Presidential Palace, the Town Hall, and the Colonial-style houses with their balconies along the old streets.
In the heart of the city we'll visit the San Francisco's Convent and their fantastic colonial art's collection.
The city tour takes you from the Historical Center to the modern suburbs of San Isidro, Barranco, Olive Park, Miraflores and Larcomar shopping mall /entertainment complex and its very beautiful view over the Pacific Ocean.
In the afternoon, we head out to the bus station to catch a bus to Paracas.
At your arrival, transfer to your hotel.
In the morning, we pick you up from your hotel to go to Paraca's harbor.
2.30 hours tour on a boat to the Ballestas Islands. On the way, we can see the famous geoglyph known as candelabro carved in the dune, seen only from the sea. Touring by boat around these small Islands you can easily see hundreds of birds, such as flamingos, pelicans, boobies, Inca terns and cormorants. The islands are also a home for the Humboldt penguins, which are usually seen at the entrances of little caves and grottos.
Return to the harbor.
After a brief rest, we'll catch a bus to continue to Nazca.On the way, you can taste the Pisco Sour in a Bodega.
Last stop in Huacachina, post card oasis between the sand hills. At your arrival in Nasca, transfer to your hotel.
* Additional cost if you want some adventure activities like : Sandboarding and Buggy
In the morning, transfer to the aerodrome (the over flight is optional) to observe the enigmatic figures that were made over 2,500 years ago. Seen from the sky only: figures such as the spider, the humming bird, the monkey and others. They are located in an immense labyrinth of lines, strings and triangles.
Then, we'll catch our vehicle to drive inside the desert toward the Chauchilla cemetery.It is a cemetery that contains prehispanic mummified human dating from more than 100 years old.
In the afternoon departure by bus to Arequipa the white city. Late arrival in the evening.
Transfer to your hotel.
*Overflight of Nazca Lines is in option, so you have to reserve it in advance and pay an additional cost.
In the morning, we pick you up at your hotel to begin the City Tour around The Plaza de Armas where you'll see the Cathedral, the Church of the Company, the Cloisters of the Company. You'll enjoy the white city beauty due to the colonial architecture build with the ashlars bricks (volcanic rocks).
Then we'll get into the monastery of Santa Catalina. Our last spot is Yanahuara and Carmen Alto viewpoint. The afternoon will be off and accommodation in the hotel.
Going early in the morning by bus to the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world (3.400 mts./ 11.000 ft.)The canyon's way goes through the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca where the largest camelids population in the region are found.On the way, we'll see American camelids.
We'll arrive in Chivay after getting settled down in our hotel.
In the afternoon we'll have a short walk before taking a bath in Calera's hot waters springs for the ones who want (entrance not included).More informations about Colca Canyons
Early in the morning, we'll head out to "La Cruz condor's viewpoint" (Condor’s cross). Here, we'll see flying the condors just some meters above us (The condor is the biggest existing bird).
On the way, we'll see terraces constructed by the ancient Peruvians, that impress many visitors. Then, on the way back, we'll make short stops in some Andean villages of the area as Yanque, Maca, Pinchollo.
In the afternoon, we'll continue our way by bus to Puno.
Arrival by the end of the day and transfer to the hotel.
Early in the morning, we have an unforgettable boat trip on Titicaca Lake to visit Uro's floating islands. We'll meet the ancient pre-Inca inhabitants of the lake, known as the Water Tribe. Their main economic activity is fishing, farming and handicraft. These natives build their own islands by periodically adding new layers of reeds, fiber plant of the family of papyrus. They also use this material to build houses and boats.
Then, we'll sail to the beautiful Taquile Island,inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed from generation to generation,an efficient and original social system as well as fine hand weavingtechniques.
Next, Come back to Puno in the afternoon.More informations about Amantani Titicaca
After the breakfast, we will take the boat to Taquile Island. From this point, we'll have to climb to the village where we'll have a wonderful panoramic view on the Titicaca Lake.
Taquile is an ancient village with terraces, which confirm the good ability of its inhabitants since many centuries. These people are still living with their ancient customs, and they have developed a very interesting Alpaca'swool handcraft.
After the lunch, we will go down the 533 stairs to the harbor and go to Puno by boat.
Arrival in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel.
In the morning, we'll go to Cusco. On the road, you will visit different interest places such as the Pukara museum where you'll discover the remains of an Altiplano civilization, which existed before the Incas.
You will go to La Raya. It is the limit between Puno and Cusco, where the Inca civilization was developped.
Around midday we'll have a lunch in a restaurant then, you'll catch the bus and you'll be drop off to the Viracocha Inca Temple and the village of Andahuaylillas. Here, we'll find San Perre church, named as the “Sixtine Church of the Andes” because of the frame work.
We'll arrive in the end of the afternoon to Cusco's historic center where will be your hotel.
We begin our city tour with the Cathedral located in the heart of the city.
You'll see its facads from the renaissance period, the baroque's art and the plateresque interiors. It features one the most remarkable examples of colonial silver and gold work as well as very important carved wood altars. It is possible to see very important art pieces of local artists from the Cusco school from those times.
Our next spot is Qoricancha Temple better known as the “Temple Covered in Gold”. It was the most important sanctuary devoted to Sun God during the Inca Empire. Following our tour, we'll get to Sacsayhuaman, an Inca Temple. Then, Qenqo that means "many-turn crooked labyrinth".
After being impressed by Qenqo we'll head out to Puca Pucara. Finally we get to Tambomachay, a Temple dedicated to water, considered as a spirit purification element.
We'll pick you up at the hotel and travel by our vehicle to the Sacred Valley.
Firstly, we'll go to Chincheros, which is a typical Peruvian village that still has one of the most beautiful colonial church built on an Inca temple.
After that, we will catch the bus to Maras. It is an Inca settlement also named Salineras located at 3.100 mts. The extensive terracing salt areas were used by the Inca.
Then, we'll travel passing through the small villages to get to Moray. Moray's surronded are famous for the fantastic views of the valley and the snowcapped mountains. Moray was used by the Incas as a sort of open-air crop nursery, known locally as the laboratory of the Incas.
In the afternoon, we come back to Cusco.
This day we'll visit the famous Sacred Valley, starting in Pisac. This is an important archaeological site in Cusco's region. First, we see the archaeological remains and then the colorful market held on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning.
Here, we'll experience a vibrant atmosphere of communities, traditions and bartering. There are many handicrafts and textiles made in true Pre-Columbian style.
Have a lunch in Urubamba.
Our next spot is Ollantaytambo, the best surviving example of inka town planning.
After a wonderful day we'll take the train to Aguas Calienteit is the Machu Picchu village.
This day, we'll catch a shuttle bus to the Machupicchu entrance.
Then, we'll enjoy an extended 3 hours visit of the great archeological Peruvian paradigm.
Then, we 'll have free time to explore and wonder around the citadel, before getting down to the town and return to Ollantaytambo by train.
• Option to get on the Huayna Picchu (Limited to the first 400 registered visitors, and extra cost)More informations about Machu Picchu
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, and conexion for your international flight.
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- Pick up and drop off at your hotels.
- Transportation: According to your choice.
- Train tickets
- Flight tickets.
- Bi-lingual guide
- Entrance fees (to the mentioned sites)
- Accommodation: According to your choice (Depending on availability), breakfast included.
- Meals: According your choice
- Airport taxes (If necessary)
- Personal expenses
- Tips for your guide and driver
- Personal Insurance
- Meals: All beverages