The Amazing Peruvian South

Location

LIMA - PARACAS - ICA - NAZCA - CUSCO - PUNO

Life Experience

ENJOY IT WITH YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS

Duration

11 DAYS - 10 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.

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 Ica.

Arrival in Ica, reception in the bus station. Then, we will start the City Tour, visiting the main square of Ica and Templo y Alameda de Luren. Also we will visit Cachiche, , small town where long time ago witches lived, we will see a palm tree of 7 heads and a monument of one of the witches. Later on, we will move to  “El Catador” Wine cellar, where we will learn about production iqueñas beverages and we can taste its local products as Pisco and wine.  

 

Finally we will go to the Huacachina Oasis, located 5 km from Ica city centre. We will make a brief visit in the lagoon and then we will begin our adventure tour at the top of the Huacachina Lagoon, from this point we will drive our buggies to the west, in the direction of Ica desert, where there are various dunes.

Then, we will drive our vehicle to the summit of a great duna where our guide shows us how to do Sandboarding. Back to the Lagoon and at the appropriate time, we will transfer to the bus station to go towards 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, transfer to bus station to return to Lima. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel.

After breakfast, transfer to the Airport to take a flight towards the Imperial City. Arrival at Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, reception and transfer to selected hotel. Free morning for acclimatization. After lunch, we will start the City tour in Koricancha Temple; where we will appreciate its magnificence, which is still felt in its walls that it was once 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 TO ADD:

  • 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.

Our trip starts very early in the morning towards Janchipampa village (two hours and 45 minutes approx.) where we will enjoy a light breakfast. We will continue our journey through beautiful valleys, small canyons and impressive Pre-Inca Terraces until reach Quesiuno Community. The adventure begins with a stunning view of the Apu Ausangate, we will start hiking, gradually ascending. During the journey we will observe a variety of South American camelids such as Alpacas, Llamas, birds, lagoons, valleys, streams and snow-capped mountains.

After walking 3 kilometers approx. we will finally arrive at the “Seven Colours Mountain” or “Rainbow Mountain“, unique and magical for its beauty, impressive geological formations of the Andes and it’s recommended by “National Geographic” as one of the most beautiful places you should visit. After enjoying the spectacular view from the highest point and a quiet moment in contact with nature, we will begin our return to the Janchipampa Community where we will have lunch. Back to the hotel, night off. Overnight.

Early, after breakfast, we will move to the bus station and take a Tourist Bus to go to Puno. Our first stop will be in Andahuaylillas very famous because to San Pedro Apostle Church known as “Sistine Chapel of America” which have large number of representative paintings from colonial period. Andahuaylillas is a splendid landscape and a pleasant climate. Next point is the town of Raqchi where we can find The Wiracocha God Temple, who was supreme deity of the Inca Empire.  After that, we will make a stop in Sicuani to enjoy a delicious lunch; and then we continue our way to La Raya, the highest point of the route 4313 masl. Finally 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. Arrival in Puno and transfer to the selected 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.

After breakfast, free time to do personal activities. Then we will move to Juliaca Airport to take the fight to Lima. Arrival, reception and transfer to the selected hotel.

OPTIONAL:

  • Sullustani Archeological Complex (Puno)

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, transfer to Jorge Chavez Airport to take flight to the destination or home city.

B= Breakfast, L= Lunch,  D= Dinner

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Detalle

IN LIMA

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

 

IN PARACAS

  • Transfer Bus Station – Tourist pier – Bus Station
  • Ballestas Islands Tour in motor boat
  • Lifejacket
  • Bus ticket PARACAS – NAZCA

 

IN ICA

  • Transfer In / out
  • Ica Traditional city tour
  • Bus ticket ICA – NAZCA

 

IN NAZCA

  • Transfer Bus station – Hotel – Bus station
  • Transfer Hotel – Aerodrome – Hotel
  • 01 night accommodation + Breakfast
  • Traditional overflight to Nazca Lines
  • Tour María Reiche Museum
  • Ticket to Nazca Line Overflight
  • Bus ticket NAZCA – LIMA (160º)

 

IN CUSCO

  • Transfer Airport – Hotel – Bus station
  • 03 Nights’ accommodation in Cusco + breakfast
  • 01 Nights’ accommodation in Aguas Calientes + Breakfast
  • City tour + 4 Nearby Ruins
  • Temple of Koricancha
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Full Day Vinicunca “Rainbow Mountain” + Semi Buffet Breakfast & Lunch
  • Full Day Sun Route + Buffet Lunch in Sicuani
  • Bus ticket Cusco – Puno
  • Train Ticket
  • General Tourist Ticket

IN PUNO

  • Transfer Bus station – Hotel – Airport
  • 02 Nights accommodation + Breakfast
  • Full Day Uros & Taquile Island + Local lunch
  • River transportation

 

ALL OF THEM INCLUDE:

  • Entrance tickets and transfers to mentioned places
  • Professional Guidance (English – Spanish)
  • Permanent Attention
  • First Aid Kid
  • Oxygen Balloon on adventure tours in Cusco
  • 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
  • According to certain months of the year, the opening of the Nazca Aerodrome is subject to weather conditions and air traffic. It could be between 08:00 or 13:00 Hrs.
  • The Maximum weight allowed in the overflight of Nazca Line is 95 kg.
  • 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 Ministry Culture/Environment of The Peruvian State


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