Discovering The Wonders Of Peru

Location

LIMA – PARACAS – NAZCA – AREQUIPA – PUNO – CUSCO – TRUJILLO– CHICLAYO – CHACHAPOYAS

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Duration

20 DAYS - 19 NIGHTS

Itinerary

Arrival in Lima and reception in Jorge Chávez International Airport. Transfer and accommodation in the selected hotel. Free time. Overnight.

OPTIONAL:

  • Pachacamac Archeological Site
  • Peruvian Paso Horse Show + Dinner Show
  • Traditional Gastronomic tour

Early in the morning,  we will pick you up from your hotel or meeting point to move to the bus station and go to Paracas. Arrival and transfer to the tourist pier to star our tour, we will board a motor boat that will take us out to Ballestas Islands, which is considered a  Wildlife refugee to preserve sea species like pelicans, tendrils, seagulls, Humboldt penguins, and other ones. Also, we will find Sea lions resting on islands shores or playing in the water. Going back to the pier, we can  see the “Candelabro“, a giant shape similar to Nazca Lines style, engrave on the side of a hill. At the appropriate time, we will move to the city of Nazca. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Nazca.

Breakfast in the morning. At the appropriate time, we will start our tour visiting Maria Reiche Museum, a German archeologist who made a Nazca Lines research, going back to the hotel we will know Nazca Lines viewpoint. Then we will go to aerodrome to over flight to the enigmatic Nazca lines, where we will clearly appreciate figures in large dimensions such as the Monkey, Spider, Whale,  Lizard,  Hummingbird and a famous design known as the astronaut.  Apart from designs, we will also see hundreds of lines that run all over the desert and huge geometric figures that resemble enormous runways. Return to the hotel and free time for lunch. At the appropriate time we will go to the city of Arequipa by tourist bus. Overnight on the route in comfortable reclining seats.

Arrival in the city of Arequipa, transfer and reception at the chosen hotel. Free time for acclimatization. After lunch we will do Colonial City Tour in the White City; we will know Yanahuara viewpoint where we will appreciate the city Arequipa and San Francisco Church; then we will go to Santa Catalina Monastery and Cloister dates from XVI Century, impressive religious monument that was closed for about 400 years; with narrow streets, squares and gardens reminds us of the old neighborhoods of Seville or Granada. Later we will visit Arequipa Main Square where the Cathedral is located with a beautiful water fountain built in 1730 and inside the “Wooden Carved Pulpit”. On the other hand is Compañía de Jesus Church, built in 1698 and its Cloister of the same name; also we will observe in our tour some important colonial mansions. Go back to the hotel, night off. Overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel. Then we will start our excursion to Colca Valley, passing through Yura, around Chachani Volcano, and then Pampa Cañahuas in Aguada Blanca National Reserve, the habitat of vicuña herds.

Beautiful pre-Hispanic terraces will be observed, which are still used by Collaguas people. We will stop in differents towns and from Mirador de los Andes we can see Sabancaya, Ampato and Hualca – Hualca volcanoes. Arrival in Chivay, transfer and accommodation in the hotel. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit “La Calera” hot springs pools. Night off. Overnight in Chivay

Very early we will go to the Cruz del Condor viewpoint, magnificent natural scenery from where we can see the flight of condors, which are huge endengered Andean birds. This impressive bird can reach 1.30 meters high and 3.50 meters from the end of one wing to the other and reach 12 kilograms weight. Besides that, we can see the amazing Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world, which reaches 4, 160 meters approximately. After that, we are going to back visiting traditional villages as Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque; as well as pre-Inca terraces, natural and archaeological attractions. Arrival in chivay and free time for lunch. Then, we will board our bus to go to the City of Puno. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

After breakfast, we will move to the pier where we will take a motor boat to the floating islands of Uros, located on Titicaca Sacred Lake, the highest navigable lake in the world. These islands are currently inhabited by fishermen who will welcome us with their typical hospitality and will show us their peculiar way of life, they exchange their products in houses built of Totora, which is an aquatic plant that is also used to do their craft work. After that, we will go to Taquile, the island of the mainland. Very attractive place thanks to local people, who preserve their ancestral customs, values, clothing and their daily practices. Taquile is an ideal place to enjoy a beautiful landscape with the imposing snow-capped mountains at the background and it is possible to get their handcraft of renowned style. At the appropriate time we will share a delicious lunch made by them. Return to Puno. Overnight.

Early, after breakfast, we will move to the bus station and take a Tourist Bus to go to Cusco. On the way we will stop in Pukara village to visit its old archaeological site formed by a large pyramidal structure and the ALCRA Museum which present items found in that place. We continue our way visiting the town of La Raya, highest point of the route 4335 m.a.s.l; and then we stop in Sicuani, the middle point, to enjoy our lunch.  Next point will be the town of Raqchi where we can find The Wiracocha God Temple, who was supreme deity of the Inca Empire. Finally we will visit the town of Andahuaylillas, very famous thanks to San Pedro Apostle Church known as “Sistine Chapel of America” because of large number of representative paintings from colonial period. Andahuaylillas is a splendid landscape and a pleasant climate. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel, free morning. In the afternoon after lunch, we will start the City tour visiting The Koricancha, temple of the sun; where we will appreciate the magnificence of its walls that were covered with gold. Moreover it was an Inca military and religious centre dedicated to their divinity: The Sun. After that, our tour continue in the Main Square, built during the Inca Empire as an administrative, cultural and religious centre. Then we will visit the 4 nearby archaeological remains such as Kenko; Inca shrine; Puca Pucara, Inca administrative and military center; Sacsayhuaman, Inca fortress full of colossal constructions surrounded by beautiful landscapes in total communion with the environment and Tambomachay known as Inca’s baths. Back to the hotel, night off. Overnight.

OPTIONAL TOURS:

  • Qosqo Cultural Centre (Typical Dance Show)
  • Compañia Church
  • Cathedral of Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel. Approximately at 08:00 Hrs, we will begin our excursion through The Sacred Valley of the Incas where we are going to know Pisac, Calca and Yucay picturesque villages. Then we will visit the Indio Market where we will have free time to explore it, buy handicrafts, learn about population’s customs, and then taste a delicious Buffet Lunch in Urubamba Valley.  Later, our last visit will be Ollantaytambo Fortress named like that for its huge walls; it was a Tambo or City – Lodging, strategically located to dominate The Sacred Valley of the Incas; we will know about the Temple of the same name from where it is possible get impressive photos. At the appropriate time, we will move to the station where we will board our train to go to Machu Picchu Pueblo, known as “Aguas Calientes“. Reception and transfer at the selected hotel. Free time. Overnight.

Early, after breakfast, we will go to the bus station to take our tourist bus and arrive in twenty-five minutes to “Machu Picchu Citadel”, Inca’s Lost City, mysterious and majestic. Machu Picchu is one of the most extraordinary examples of landscape architecture in the world. Upon reaching the summit, its beautiful harmony, its impressive construction, will dazzle our senses while a deep sensation of peace will win our spirit. There, we will enjoy a guided tour of the main buildings of the citadel such as the viewpoint, Three Windows Temple, Main Square, Intihuatana and Ceremonial Areas, among other buildings of unique architecture and importance. At the opportune hour, return to Machu Picchu Pueblo to enjoy a Buffet Lunch. Then, transfer to the train station and go back to the City of Cusco. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time for personal activities. At the opportune hour, transfer to Velasco Astete Airport to take a flight to Lima. Reception and transfer to the hotel. After lunch, our City Tour will be carry out to know about Lima City in its three historical times:  Pre- Hispanic, Colonial and Modern. From the bus, we will have a panoramic view of “Huaca Pucllana”, an archaeological remains composed of a pyramid of 25 meters high, which was built by Lima Culture people between 200 – 700 AC. Then we will visit Lima Historical Center: Palaces, Mansions, Churches, Squares and Balconies, which are of Colonial constructions. We are also going to San Francisco Catacombs formed by a series of subterranean vaults under the chapel of San Francisco Church, which served as burials to members of Brotherhoods of that time. Ending our tour, we will move to residential and financial San Isidro zone where we have an unforgettable visit of Pacific Ocean from Miraflores District.  Come back to the hotel. Overnight

After breakfast, we will go to Jorge Chavez airport to board the flight to Trujillo. Arrival, reception and transport to the selected hotel.In the afternoon, we will go for a walk around Capital de la Eterna Primavera” (The Capital of Eternal Spring) , we will visit the Main Squiare, Recreo square, Perimetral wall, Itúrregui Palace, one of the most luxury mansions; colonials houses as Orbegoso Home which belong to the president Luis José de Orbegoso, we can observe his personal old items. Then, we will visit Casa Emancipación, which was an important place for the first Peruvian governments, and José de la Riva Agüero government home. Moreover, we will go for a brief walk in Casa Urquiaga where Simón Bolivar lived and it is possible see his old and gold ornaments of the Chimú Culture. We are also going to visit Museo del Juguete where we will find toys from the mid of 20th century. Finally, our guide will take us to Archeological Museum of “Universidad Nacional de Trujillo” to appreciate pre Colombian cultures of Trujillo. Back to the hotel, night off. Overnight

After have our breakfast, we will being our cultural tour to Arco Iris Temple (Dragon) belongs to Chimú Culture. The tour continues towards to the impressive Sol and la Luna pyramids, Power Centre in Trujillo valley during Moche times. We will observe incredible group of frescoes in adobe walls of La Luna Temple, unearthed by archeologist. After lunch, we will visit the old Citadel of Chan Chan.  We will know Nik-An Palace, located at south west of Chan Chan visiting ceremonials sites, worshipping sites, barns, cemetery, among others. Ending our tour, we will go to Huanchaco, ancestral fishing bay where keeps millenary tradition of artisanal fishing through the old-local boats called “Caballitos de Totora”. Here we can buy handicraft, walk along the traditional bay with many surfers in the background. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Trujillo.

After breakfast, we will visit El Brujo Archeological Complex, called like that by polychromes friezes of its walls and one of the major archeological finding of last years. The zone includes: Prieta Ruins, Cortada Ruins and Cao Ruins, where we will appreciate archeological remains of Moche Culture with impressive friezes decorated in high relief of polychrome mud. We will also visit its onsite Museum, where Lady of Cao rests is located, the first pre-Colombian woman leader of Perú found in 2006. Free time for lunch. Back to the hotel. At the appropriate hour, transfer to the bus station to go to the City of Chiclayo. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Night off, overnight

After breakfast, we will start our tour and we will move to Sican National Museum an important cultural place where Sican Culture is exhibited, protected, investigated, spread, preserved and fostered. Then we will go to the highest concentration of monumental architecture and the best expressions of mural art in the Lambayeque region.

A combination of simpler buildings where we can find the warm Valle de la Leche in Tucume district. It was made out of 26 enormous adobe truncated pyramids highlighting Huaca del Pueblo, La Raya, El Sol and Las Estacas; we will also visit its onsite museum where is housed unique archaeological pieces which belonged to Lambayeque, Chimu and Inca Cultures. Free time for lunch. We continue to Tumbas Reales Museum to see original pieces were discovered intact in the Royal Cemetery of Sipán, one of the mains are:  Sipan Lord’s Tomb, discovered in 1987, buried next to his retinue; Priest Tomb discovered in 1988; Old Sipan Lord’s Tomb, where are the best works in gold. Return to the hotel to have our dinner. At the appropriate hour, transfer to the bus station to go to the City of Chachapoyas. Overnight on the route

Arrival in Chachapoyas, reception and transfer to the hotel. Then, we will start our tour to Kuelap Archeological Zone, located at 70 km west of Chachapoyas and surrounding by high walls of Chachapoyas culture. This fortress is unique in the world because of location on top of a mountain with three precipices on its four sides, vegetation and elevated outcrops and cliffs. Built in an area of ​​beautiful landscapes between the Andes and the Amazon jungle, creating an incomparable view. In the complex there are more than 400 circular buildings along ​​6 hectares, with a remarkable decoration as “El Castillo”, “El Tintero” and “Pueblo Alto“, this impressive place was declared a Cultural Heritage of Peru in 1998. Our first stop will be Macro Archeological zone to have a brief speech. Then continue the trip to Nuevo Tingo town and boarding the cable car, after 20 minutes enjoying the scenery, we will arrive at La Malca from where we will walk 20 minutes to the fortress. Together with our professional guide we will visit different places such as: ceremonial sites, the main temple, circular rooms, etc. Return in cable cars to Nuevo Tingo where a delicious lunch will be waiting for us. At the appropriate time, transfer to the city of Chachapoyas. Free time. Overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time we will go to Cocachimba Town, 1 hour from Chachapoyas. From there we will start a beautiful hike about two hours crossing a mountain landscapes with a huge variety of flora and fauna; endemic species such as yellow-tailed woolly monkey, Gallito de las Rocas, spoonbill hummingbird, among others until reaching Gocta Waterfall.

This beautiful waterfall, discovered in 2002 by the German Stefan Ziemendorff, was once considered the third highest waterfall in the world at 771m high, today it is the fifteenth. We will arrive at Gocta Waterfall where we will enjoy an impressive natural show. At the appropriate time we will Cocachimba Town (2h approx.) to taste a typical lunch. In the afternoon come back the City of Chachapoyas. Free time. Overnight.

NOTE: This excursion is on foot or riding a mule.

Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Arrival, reception and transfer to the selected hotel. Free afternoon. At the appropiate time, we will go through by the District of Barranco  and then we are going to visit Dama Juana Restaurant where we have delicious Dinner Show, we will delight us with an endless flavors of Peruvian cuisine, together with a magical show of cultural expressions. Come back to the hotel. Overnight.

OPTIONAL:

  • Larco/ Gold Museum
  • Magic Water Circuit + Peruvian Paso Horse show

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport to take the flight to the home city.

B= Breakfast,  L= Lunch

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Detail

IN LIMA

  • Transfer APTO – Hotel – APTO
  • Transfer Hotel – bus station
  • 03 nights accommodation + breakfast
  • City Tour Lima Colonial & Modern
  • Barranco tour + Dinner Show
  • Bus Tickets LIMA – PARACAS

 

IN PARACAS

  • Transfer Bus Station – Tourist pier – Bus Station
  • Ballestas Islands Tour in motor boat + Equipment
  • Entrance ticket to mentioned places
  • Bus ticket PARACAS – NAZCA

 

IN NAZCA

  • Transfer Bus station – Hotel – Bus station
  • Transfer Hotel – Aerodrome – Hotel
  • 01 night accommodation + Breakfast
  • Traditional overflight to Nazca Lines
  • Tour Maria Reiche Museum
  • Bus ticket NAZCA – AREQUIPA
  • Entrance ticket and transfers to mentioned places

 

IN AREQUIPA:

  • Transfer Bus station – hotel – bus station
  • 01 Night accommodation in Arequipa + breakfast
  • 01 Night accommodation in Chivay + breakfast
  • City tour + Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Excursion Chivay + Colca Canyon 02D-01N
  • Colca Tourist ticket
  • Bus ticket CHIVAY – PUNO

 

IN PUNO

  • Transfer Bus station – hotel – Bus station
  • 02 nights’ accommodation + breakfast
  • Full Day Uros and Taquile Islands + Local lunch
  • Full Day Sun Route Puno – Cusco + Buffet Lunch
  • TKT bus Puno – Cusco

 

IN CUSCO

  • Transfer Bus station – hotel – Airport
  • 03 Nights’ accommodation in Cusco + Breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes + Breakfast
  • City Tour + 4 nearby ruins + Koricancha
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • Full day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Train tickets
  • General tourist ticket

 

IN TRUJILLO

  • Transfer Aiport / Bus station – Hotel – Bus Station
  • 02 Nights accommodation + breakfast
  • City Tour Trujillo
  • Full day Ruins + Chan Chan + Huanchaco
  • Full Day EL Brujo Archeological Complex
  • Bus ticket TRUJILLO – CHICLAYO
  • Entrance ticket and transfer to mentioned places

 

IN CHICLAYO

  • Transfer Bus Station – Hotel – Bus Station
  • 01 night accommodation + Breakfast
  • Full day Sican + Tucume + Real Tombs
  • Bus ticket CHICLAYO – CHACHAPOYAS
  • Entrance ticket and transfer to mentioned places

 

IN CHACHAPOYAS

  • Transfer Bus Station – Hotel – Airport / Bus Station
  • 02 nights of accommodation + Breakfast
  • Full Day Kuelap Archeological Complex + Typical lunch
  • Full Day Gocta Waterfall + Typical lunch
  • TKT Kuelap cable car
  • Entrance tickets and transfer to mentioned places

 

ALL OF THEM INCLUDE:

  • Entrance tickets to the places mentioned
  • Professional Guided (Bilingual)
  • Permanent attention
  • First Aid kit
  • Tickets aéreos/terrestres nacionales e internacionales no mencionados en el programa
  • Consumos y/o servicios no especificados en el programa como bebidas adicionales u otros.
  • Hoteles SUJETO A DISPONIBILIDAD.
  • Los itinerarios son sujetos a cambios debido al clima en ciertas temporadas del año.
  • Tarifa no aplica en Fiestas Patrias (Perú), fechas festivas, Navidad, Año Nuevo y en feriados largos programados.
  • El Aeródromo en Nazca, de acuerdo a ciertos meses del año, su apertura está sujeta a las condiciones climatológicas y tráfico aéreo. Puede abrirse a las 08:00 como a las 13:00 hrs.
  • En el sobrevuelo de las Líneas de Nazca, el peso máximo admitido es de 95 KG.
  • Tarifa sujeta a cambios sin previo aviso a causa de hoteles u otros terceros en el caso de las entradas a los atractivos de patrimonio nacional, cuales están sujetos al Ministerio de Cultura del Estado Peruano.


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