In this tour you will be able to know the most visited destinations in our majestic Peru, such as the city of the Kings, we will also have an exquisite dinner at the Dama Juana Restaurant. To continue the tour we will travel south to make the Excursion to the Ballestas Islands being able to observe the penguins and the figure of the chandelier on a dune in front of the sea, we will then continue towards the city of Nazca and then fly over the majestic Nazca lines,We will visit Arequipa,known as the White City for its beautiful walls of Silla, a volcanic stone, lies at the feet of the mighty volcanos of Mount Chachani, Mount Misti, and the snow covered peak of Mount Pichu Pichu, we will continue our visit to the Colca Canyon where we will have the opportunity to see the majestic flight of the Condor, then we will go to the city of Puno. and we will sail through Lake Titicaca, to continue advancing in our circuit we will visit the imperial city of Cusco.
On the tour of the Imperial city of Cusco we will enter the Cathedral and the Qoricancha temple, in addition to visiting the 4 ruins near the city. The next day we will continue our visit to the Pisac Ruins, to the traditional Pisac Market, we will appreciate the majestic landscape of the Sacred Valley and we will end the day with a visit to Ollantaytambo.
To discover our wonderful citadel we will take the short Inca trail that our 2-day ancestors used, ending in our wonderful citadel of Machupicchu in order to appreciate its majesty.
DAY 01: LIMA
Traslado de ingreso a la Ciudad de Lima.
DAY 02 LIMA
Cena Show Lima
07:00pm – 10:00pm
DAY 03 LIMA
DAY 04 PARACAS- ICA- NAZCA
Excursión Islas Ballestas
03:00am – 09:00pm
DAY 05 NAZCA
Overflight of the Nazca Lines
Bus Nasca – Arequipa
02:30pm – 12:30pm
DAY 06 AREQUIPA
City tour Arequipa.
DAY 07 AREQUIPA
Excursion Colca 1er day: Visita a Chivay y los Baños Termales de La Calera
08:00am – 05:30pm
DAY 08 AREQUIPA
Excursion Colca 2do día: Visit to Cruz del Cóndor y the flight of the condors.
We will receive in the airport and transfer to your hotel in San Isidro or Miraflores, where you can rest to charge energy, because you need to acclimatize. Depends the arrival time you can visit surrounding of city for yourself. If you came on night, you can take a walk for some avenues to Lima. You can ask information about the options you have.
After the breakfast you will have free time to enjoy the weather, walk and take pictures. You can vist the artesanal store and do any purchase. In Lima we have a lot of restaurant with delicious dishes of the Peruvian Gastronomy, you must try it!
Buffet Dinner + tyipical dances peruvian show
At 20:00 we will pick you up to go to La dama Juana Restaurant in our transport and transfer to the restaurant. Several Peruvian typical dishes in a complete buffet dinner. You will enjoy the dishes of our Gastronomy ith a combination of the show live. A dinner really unforgettable.
At 23:00 We will return to the hotel.
This day you need to acclimatize because we will have a journey through different climatic floors, You will have a frre time to walk for the beach, do purchases or only to rest in your hotel enjoying the day.
No go to the bed very later, the next you need to wake up really early.
At 2:50 am we will pick you up from the hotel to take the bus from Lima to Paracas. Our bus will leave at 4:00 am and after 3 hours we will arrive in Paracas.
Approximately at 8:00 am pick up from Paracas and start of the Ballestas IslandsTour. From the Paracas spa, you can visit the Ballestas islands by boat, habitat of sea lions, guano birds, penguins and a diversity of marine fauna. On the way you can see a figure El Candelabro, engraved on the side of a hill, is a geoglyph with a rock formation eroded by the wind and the sea. It is more than 120 meters long and is also called Tres Cruces or Tridente. The best way to appreciate it is from the sea.
At noon we will take a bus from Paracas to Ica for around 3 hours. Upon arrival in Ica we will continue the excursion of Tubular rides are a fantastic adventure in the middle of the desert where you can enjoy the high and low dunes and you can feel the adrenaline on these desert roller coasters.
In the high parts of the desert you can practice sandboarding, our official driver will instruct you so that you can safely drop it if you do not have experience in this sport.
At 06:00 pm we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night there and take the overflight of the Nasca lines the next day.
Highest Elevation(Arequipa) – 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL
Enjoy the breakfast to recharge energy because early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the aerodrome where we will board a light plane for a memorable air excursion over the Nazca Lines. A bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until you board the plane. This overflight over the Nazca Lines will cover the extension of the Nazca desert stone, whose surface is marked by gigantic drawings and geometric figures. The overflight to the Nasca lines takes approximately 35 minutes and is the best way to see these fascinating lines and drawings that have intrigued people for years. Here, you will be able to see the different figures traced on the stone surface of the Nazca desert, representing stylized animals and plants, distributed in a huge maze of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals that have been preserved for almost 2000 years. It is one of the most incredible legacies that a culture has left behind and that can only be seen from the sky at an altitude of 1500 feet. After the overflight we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at 11:30 pm. We will be assisted upon arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.
In the morning we will have enough time to adapt to the weather and to carry out personal activities on our own. In the afternoon at approximately 14:00pm we will pick you up so we can make the pick you up from your hotel in the center of Arequipa.
The tour will begin with a visit to the Carmen Alto district.
From the viewpoint, you can see the three volcanoes that surround the White City of Arequipa: the Misti (5,800 meters), Chachani (6,000 meters) and Pichu Pichu (5,300 meters), as well as the beautiful countryside with its platform.
You will then get off to visit the square, church and other traditional and colonial district of Yanahuara, with its large mansions and typical alleys made with the typical and white sillar, volcanic tuff made stone and that is the reason why Arequipa has the surname of White City.
The Historic Centre, declared by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site, will continue.
Then we will visit the Plaza de Armas, surrounded by its three granite portals with brick and lime vaults, and the central pool with a beautiful three-course bronze fountain crowned with the figure of a 16th century soldier, called "El Tuturutu".
Then we visited the Cathedral Basilica (year 1656), considered as one of the first religious monuments, of neoclassical style, destroyed by a fire in 1844 and rebuilt in 1868. Its frontis is 107 metres long and is decorated with 70 classic-style columns, two towers and two bronze medallions.
Then we go to the Convent of the Society of Jesus erected by the Jesuits, the highest expression of religious architecture where its church stands out (year 1573) and the Polychrome Chapel of San Ignacio de Loyola, as well as its cloisters with arches carved in ashlar, typical white volcanic stone. Its walls, domes and pilasters boast a lush baroque and the altars and altarpieces are covered with gold leaf.
Finally we visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina (year 1580), a citadel built in ashlar with an area of 20 thousand m2.
After your breakfast betweeen at 08:00 am - 08:30 am will be our departure to Chivay. We will start our tour on the road to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that area, then we will border the Chachani volcano and we will pass through the Salinas and Aguada BlancaNational Reserve until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in this place the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, here we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA who produces very fine wool. Continuing with the tour on the way, a small stop will be made in Patahuasi (house on top) to take the coca tea. Immediately we will continue the trip to the bofedales where we will observe different species of birds both local and migratory to the area according to season, then we will continue to Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 masl approx. Also known as the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes such as Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.
At noon we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we can have lunch and then move to the hotel, we will have time to rest and then continue to the Calera thermal baths. These outdoor baths have thermo medicinal water that will make us enjoy a magical moment after the bus tour in the morning.
We will return to the hotel to rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.
Highest Elevation : 4,500 m.a.s.l /14,763.78 feet ASL
Depht: 4,600 meters
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Puno
Early in the morning, after having breakfast we will head towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, where you can see the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon. On the way we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, Wititi dances as well as the typical costume of the area. On the way back to Chivay we will visit the towns of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, in which the guide will explain their different customs in the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces. At 11:30 am approx. We will arrive to Chivay at 11:45 am approx. We will have lunch 01:30 pm approx. We will board the bus to Puno. The bus makes stops en route and we can appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca. We will be assisted and transferred to the hotel upon arrival in Puno.
Places: Puno, Titicaca lake, Uros floating islands, Taquile Islands, Puno.
Highest Elevation(Taquile) – 4,050 meters ASL / 13,287 feet ASL
In the morning have a breakfast in the hotel in order to recharge energy.
At 7:00 am we will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the port of Lake Titicaca, where our local guide will be waiting with the boat to start our adventure on Lake Titicaca. Once we have left, our guide will explain important points of this great lake, and a few minutes later we will arrive at the famous floating islands of Los Uros. Here we will stop at one of the Islands, visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands. Later we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Taquile Island. The boat trip lasts approximately 3 hours. Taquile is a huge island that is characterized by its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors will be able to observe how the people of the island make ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high Andean garments, all made by hand. In order to get to the top of the Island, we will have to walk along a beautiful, slightly inclined path that offers spectacular views of the lake. Here we advise you to walk slowly and take it easy, since you are walking over 3800 meters high. After approximately 45 minutes we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we can rest and visit a small site museum, which shows through photos important aspects of the life of the people of Taquile. Our group will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the plaza. After lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take photos with the islanders. Later we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00 pm. We will spend one night at the hotel in Puno.
After your breakfast at 06:15 am we will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the bus station in the Puno bus terminal.
During our tour that lasts approximately 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the tourist attractions of the southern corridor of the altiplano Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take photos and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya at 4335 masl and the Inka Aymara museum in Pukara.
We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 p.m. being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.
Places: Cusco, Main square, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.
Highest Elevation(Sacsayhuaman) – 3,700 meters ASL / 12,139 feet ASL
In the Cusco city the weather is changing all the time, after the breakfast you have free morning to walk for the street, take picture, do purchase in the artisanal store around the main square or Sol Avenue or rest n your hotel.
City tour in Cusco
Betweeen 13:00 pm to 13:30 we will pick you up from your hotel to start of our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide us with detailed information of all the tourist attractions we will visit, will be attentive to any questions and / or needs that each of our visitors require.
The places we have to visit are. The main temple of the Sun also known as the "Qoricancha", "Sacsayhuaman" known as the head of the Puma in reference to the fact that the City of Cusco had the shape of a Puma in Inca times and the head of this cougar was exactly Sacsayhuaman, immediately We visit Qenqo, temple in honor of the mother earth or Pachamama, we continue through Pucapucara or entrance control center to the Sacred city of Cusco, later we visit Tambomachay Inca resting place and at the same time temple to the natural element of Water.
Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.
Highest Elevation(Chincheros) – 3,754 meters ASL / 12,316 feet ASL
Approximately at 8:00 am Pick up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will be leaving the city to go through the Sacsahuaman archaeological park and arrive at the Taray viewpoint, a wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current cultivation land which surrounds the sacred river of the incas "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq, we will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq, the quality is very colorful as the local inhabitants come to sell or acquire local products that the population needs. The Pisaq indigenous market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.
After a continuous free time we will continue our journey towards Ollantaytambo, known as the last living Inca city. Ollantaytambo reminds us of a critical story of Love, a drama that makes love prevail over all obstacles, believes that this city was built by General Inca Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the Inca's royal army to obstruct his union with the beautiful princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star". We continue with our guided tour and arrive at Chinchero, where its colonial and Inca temple reflects the current syncretism of these 02 great cultures, Chinchero is also known for its great weavers, who perform beautiful works with Inca techniques. Lunch on this tour is included in the Urubamba village. We continue our trip and return to Cusco, through abundant farmland Arrival in Cusco at 19:00 pm, approximately time when you will be at the door of your hotel or place that you indicate.
Accommodation: Overnight in Aguas Calientes town. (Hotel on request)
Distance: 16kms/10 mls (6 hours more or less of hiking)
Walking Time: Approximately 6 hours (including picnic lunch en route)
Walk and Terrain: Walk, canter on open roads, some steep ascending trails
Today our trek takes us along the most impressive stretch of the Inka Trail. We'll visit beautiful Inka sites, see a variety of flora and fauna and get to take in the fantastic panoramas of the Andes mountains. Covering 16km of the trail our journey begins in the Sacred Valley and works its way up along an original Inca Trail to the Inca site of Wiñay Wayna before continuing on to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).
As we make our way to Machu Picchu we'll pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain and get to see a variety of plants, flowers and birds along the way. We may also see some larger mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (if we are very lucky).
After a full day trekking we'll arrive to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the late afternoon and get our first views of Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain below. The light at this time of day is great for photos because there are few tourists so it's a perfect time to take some pictures of the site. After we've passed through the Sun Gate, we'll carry on along the trail a little way before taking a side trail that leads us to Aguas Calientes, in the valley below where we'll check in to our hotel.
Meals: Breakfast (If you booked the hotel with us)
Distance: 8.9kms/5.5mls “By Bus in 25 minutes”
Difficulty: Easy waking
Waking up early (04:00am) we’ll take one of the first buses back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as soon as it opens (06:00am) we’ll have 2-hours guided tour in the site where you'll learn about the Inkas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour, you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu (2 hours round trip) or Machu Picchu Mountain (3 hours round trip).
You will also have time to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own if you choose (not included in the price)
Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes are a visit to the new local museum or bathe in the hot springs.
Back to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes by bus and later board the Expedition train to the Ollantaytambo Train Station “Train departure time can vary according train schedule and availability”. In Ollantaytambo Train station you will meet our private van and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
*** Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains hike depends on availability; please let us know if you want to add one of these extra hikes at the time of your booking.
*** We only take ITEP EcoTravel passengers in our small vans / auto – We do not use public transport.
Meals: Breakfast (If you booked the hotel with us)
Before Your breakfast you have a fre day to walk for Cusco streets and visit its museums, take picture of the streets, they have building of Incas stones. You can visit San Blas, it has a pintorisque museum of art, you can purchase some souvenirs or only enjoy the day.
After the Breakfast at the hotel. At convenient hour, transfer to airport
Fly Cusco – Puerto Maldonado (not include in the price)
Reception in the airport and transfer to Lodge.
Then, we’ll start our program by visiting the city on a bus. Then, we will go to Puerto Capitanía, the port where our riverboat will be waiting for us. We will sail across Rio Bajo Madre de Dios (Winding River) until arriving at our lodge, 30 km away from Puerto Maldonado City. On our way, you will be able to observe rural lands destined to agricultural and livestock activities near the city. If the weather is good, you will sight colorful plants like the large-flowered heliconias, and you will have the chance to observe diverse animals such as the capybaras, caimans, water turtles, herons, cormorants, carrion birds and birds of prey. Upon the arrival in our lodge, you will be welcomed with delicious Amazon tropical fruit nectars and taken to your comfortable room (bungalow) reserved for the occasion. Once you are settled in the room, a hearty lunch will be served for you in our warm, rustically designed dining room.
In the afternoon, our specialized guide will take you through an interpretive trail, conveniently signposted, to Caiman Cocha, a little lagoon where you will have the chance to observe the black caiman and the common caiman, as well as efficient predators located at the top of the food chain. They feed on a rich water fauna—mainly represented by fish— that inhabits the pond. Back in the lodge, a delicious dinner will await you and you will have free time to share unforgettable moments at the bar, equipped with and excellent game room and all the drinks you can imagine. The night fauna will lull you to sleep with the melody of a huge number of bird songs and calls.
Magic begins with birds singing from the Amazon paradise, waking up to the howler monkey calls. A hearty breakfast will provide you with the necessary energy for a morning full of new experiences.
LAKE APU VICTOR
After breakfast, we will start a hike to the deep forest on conveniently prepared, preserved and signposted trails. On the way, we will cross the riverside to reach high-elevation forests, and then we will descend to floodable forests, to go up again to the hills. During the journey, we will see the widest range of flora and fauna in the wild. Along the way, we will see diverse species of medicinal plants and fruit trees supporting the animal and human populations in the Amazon forests. Some of the most important are the moriche palm, mahogany, chestnut, catahua, cedar, trumpet-wood, copaiba, and shihuahuaco, among others.
With luck and in silence, you can see bigger mammals, like the Brazilian tapir and the white-lipped peccary; rodents like the giant otter, the capybara, the spotted paca and the armadillo; primates like the coto or howler monkey, the squirrel monkey, the lion monkey and the black-cap capuchin monkey; reptiles like the iguana and the bothrops atrox; amphibians like the toad and birds like the guan, the partridge, the golden parakeet and the blue, yellow and red macaw. In the rainy jungle you will see insects such as butterflies (Lepidoptera), scarabs (Coleoptera), crickets, cicadas, ants, centipedes and millipedes of several species. We’ll arrive at the majestic Lake Apu Victor surrounded by immense swamps and gigantic trees. Then, we’ll go up to an Amazonian observation deck, from which you’ll get to enjoy a panoramic view on the lake, observe parrots, macaws, toucans, horned screamers, hoatzins, herons and other animals like caimans, turtles, etc. A wide variety of fishes enters Lake Apu Victor with the flooding of (heavy) rainy season. In addition, there are other species of fauna associated to the lake, like the yellow-footed tortoise, the mata mata, the twist-necked turtle, the freshwater blenny, the kinkajou, the white-tailed deer, the Central American agoutis and the giant otter of the Amazon rainforest. Back in the lodge, a refreshing lunch will be waiting for you. MONKEY ISLAND In the afternoon, joined with our specialized guide, we will visit the Monkey Island, few minutes away from the lodge in the center of Madre de Dios River. This island shows an enormous variety of exuberant flora and hosts numerous primate specimens like the black spider monkey, the black-cap capuchin monkey, the squirrel monkey and the lion monkey. Also other species of little mammals like the ring-tailed coati (nasua nasua), the squirrel and an enormous variety of colored birds. Finally, we will complete our visit to the island, enjoying a sunset with the most impressive dusk in the jungle. Back in the lodge, you will taste an exquisite dinner.
After a refreshing night and the loud vocalizations produced by the supersized voice box of the howler monkey, will greet you good morning. In our dining room, a hearty breakfast will wait for you. In our dining room, a delicious breakfast will await you before going back to Puerto Maldonado.
Fly Puerto Maldonado – Cusco (not included the flight ticket)
Reception in the airport in Cusco and transfer to the hotel.
Buffet dinner and artistic show at Dama Juana Restaurant
PARACAS, ICA, NAZCA
01 night accommodation in Nasca with breakfast
City tour Ica
Overflight the Nasca lines without taxes
02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfasts
City tour in Arequipa with viewpoints
01 night accommodation in Chivay with breakfast
Excursion to the Colca Canyon with Lunch and Dinner in Chivay the first day and only lunch the second day.
02 nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast
Full Day Lake Titicaca with typical lunch
Bus Puno Cusco or Train Puno Cusco, according to the hotel category and train availability
05 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfasts
City Tour + 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay
Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
Inca Trail 02 days with Box Lunch and Dinner the first day
01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
Visit to Machu Picchu
Bus Consetur down the first day and up and down the second day on the Inca trail.
Ollantaytambo Train - Km 104 - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
Expedition train round trip + dinner in a tourist restaurant, it is for category 2 and 3 stars and Vistadome train to return + dinner in El Mapy restaurant for category 4 and 5 stars, for those who spend the night in Belmond for dinner in Tinkuy (Sanctuary Lodge )
Tambopata – Puerto Maldonado 4D/3N tour. Includes 3 breakfast / 3 lunches / 3 dinners, 03 nights in a lodge, excursions and tour guides.
For 2 and 3 star hotels, the tourist bus with stops and income will be used on the Puno-Cusco route.
For 4 and 5 star hotels, the Perurail Titicaca Train will be used on the Puno-Cusco route, with departures only Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The other days it will be on a tourist bus and will have a discount of US $ 200 per person.
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