Peru In Your Hands

Location

LIMA- AREQUIPA- CUSCO- PUNO

Life Experience

ENJOY IT WITH YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS

Duration

09 DAYS- 08 NIGHTS

Itinerary

Arrival in Lima and reception in Jorge Chávez International Airport. Transfer and accommodation in the selected hotel. Free time. After lunch, we will know the city of Lima 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 Centre: 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.

NOTE: Depending on the arrival or departure time, this tour can be changed to last day.

OPTIONAL:

  • Dinner Show + Peruvian Paso Horse
  • Magic Water Circuit

Breakfast at the hotel. Then we will transfer to the airport to take a flight to Arequipa. 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

OPTIONAL:

  • Dinner and Show

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

Early in the morning, we will transfer to Ollantaytambo station, where we will board the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes. Then, we will move to the bus station to take our tourist bus and arrive in twenty-five minutes to “Machu Picchu Citadel”, the lost city of Incas, 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 appropriate time, transfer to the Cusco Airport to take a flight to the destination or home city.

 B= Breakfast     L= Lunch

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Detail

IN LIMA:

  • Transfer airport – hotel – airport
  • 01 night accommodation + breakfast
  • City Tour Colonial & Modern

 

IN AREQUIPA:

  • Transfer airport – 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
  • TKT bus Arequipa – Puno

 

IN PUNO:

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

 

IN CUSCO:

  • Transfer Bus station – hotel – Airport
  • 03 Nights’ accommodation in Cusco + Breakfast
  • City Tour + 4 surrounding ruins
  • Visit to Koricancha Temple
  • Full day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Tourist train tickets
  • Partial tourist tickets in Cusco

ALL OF THEM INCLUDE:

  • Entrance tickets to the places mentioned
  • Professional Guided (Bilingual)
  • Permanent attention
  • First Aid kit
  • National and international Air/bus tickets not mention in the programme.
  • Consumptions and/or services not specified in the programme as beverages, additional service or others.  
  • Hotels SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.
  • The itineraries are subject to changes due to the weather in a particular season of the year.
  • Rate does not apply to National Holidays (Peru), Christmas, New Year and long scheduled holidays
  • Fares may change without prior notice because of the lodging or others in case of ticket entrance to touristic places of national heritage, which are subject to the Ministry of Culture/Environment of The Peruvian State


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