The best way to know Peru, with an Adventure Program Suite and De Luxe, of maximum expressions and adventures in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, knows the Fortress and constructions of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, which undoubtedly will know completely from beginning to end of the existence of this ancient culture. Your best choice if you want to visit Peru in one week, visiting and enjoying the beauty, comfort and luxury.
This tour includes a night tour of the city of Lima in a comfortable transport, which will take you to the Miraflores Park Hotel, one of the most impressive 5 star hotels in Lima, which offers an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. In Cusco you will have a private city tour visiting also the 4 ruins located around Cusco, and a 2 day visit to Machu Picchu with overnight stay at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located at the top of the mountain next to Machu Picchu. You will also travel on the most luxurious train of all, the Hiram Bingham. The Hiram Bingham service cars with their distinctive blue and gold colors are warm and welcoming, with elegant interior upholstery.
DAY 01 LIMA
Transfer in Lima
DAY 02 LIMA
Dinner Show in Lima
07:00pm - 10:00pm
DAY 03 LIMA
Free day in Lima
DAY 04 PARACAS, ICA AND NAZCA
Excursion Ballestas Islands
Huacachina Oasis Excursion
03:00am - 09:00pm
DAY 05 NAZCA
Flight over the Nasca Lines
Bus Nasca - Arequipa
2:30pm - 12:30pm
DAY 06 AREQUIPA
DAY 07 AREQUIPA COLCA 1ST DAY
Colca Excursion 1st day: Visit to Chivay and La Calera Thermal Baths
08:00am - 05:30pm
DAY 08 AREQUIPA COLCA 2ND DAY
Colca tour 2nd day: Visit to Yanque and the flight of the condors
06:00am - 07:00pm
DAY 09 PUNO
Lake Titicaca Excursion
07:00am - 04:00pm
DAY 10 PUNO - CUSCO
Excursion Route of the Sun
06:00am - 05:00pm
DAY 11 CUSCO
City Tour Excursion
01:00pm - 07:00pm
DAY 12 CUSCO
Excursion to the Sacred Valley and train to Aguas Calientes
08:00am - 08:00pm
DAY 13 CUSCO
07:00am - 07:00pm
DAY 14 CUSCO
DAY 15 CUSCO
DAY 16 MALDONADO PORT
Tambopata National Reserve
DAY 17 MALDONADO PORT-LIMA
Transfer to the airport of departure and transfer to the city of Lima
DAY 18 LIMA
Observations for the trip:
The Itinerary may change according to availability, weather and health condition of the hikers.
Good physical condition is required as the Inca Trail includes walks of up to 9 hours a day.
The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.
Welcome to the Lima. Being the only capital city of America on the seafront and full of world-famous attractions and restaurants. It is the gastronomic capital of America and only for that reason, one of the many that it has, becomes a pleasant tourist center. We will receive in the airport and transfer to your hotel where you can rest and get energy for the rest of year.If you arrive in the morning, we suggest to rest a few of hours and then maybe take a little walk in order to acclimatize.
It is a good to acclimatize. You can take time to make some purchase, walk or do any sport or you can take a tour for yourself. In Lima we have other options only ask to your agent.
In the evening we will transfer you to a themed restaurant, where you can enjoy Buffet Dinner + a spectacular show of typical Peruvian dances.
At 19:00 Pick up time to go to La Dama Juana restaurant. Our driver will pick you up and take you to the restaurant. Several typical Peruvian dishes at a full buffet dinner. Enjoy the show and also the exquisite dinner. After having dinner we will return to the hotel for overnight in Lima.
Highest Elevation (Ica): 406 masl / 1,332.02 ft ASL
At 2:50 am we will pick you up from your 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.
After havin breakfast we will pick up from Paracas and start of Ballestas Island Tour. From the Paracas beach, 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 of El Candelabro, engraved on the side of a hill, it is a geoglyph of rocky formation eroded by the wind and the sea. It measures more than 120 meters long and is also known as the Three Crosses or Trident. The best way to appreciate it is from the sea.
At noon we will take a bus from Paracas to Ica for about 3 hours. Upon arrival in Ica, we will continue the tubular tour. Tubular tours are a fantastic adventure in the middle of the desert where you can enjoy the high and low dunes and feel the adrenaline rush on these desert roller coasters.
In the high parts of the desert you will be able to practice sandboarding, our official driver will instruct you so that you can fall down safely if you do not have experience in this sport.
When the sun goes down in the evening we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night.
Highest elevation (Arequipa) : 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL
Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel and depart to the airfield where we will board a light aircraft for a memorable aerial excursion over the Nazca Lines. A bilingual guide (Spanish/English) will assist you at all times until you board the plane.
This flight over the Nazca Lines will cover the extension of the Nazca Desert stone, whose surface is marked by giant drawings and geometric figures.
The flight over the Nazca 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 drawn on the stone surface of the Nazca Desert, representing stylized animals and plants, distributed in a huge labyrinth of lines, trapezes, 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 appreciated 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 on our 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.
Colonial City Tour and Miradors in the afternoon
If you want to discover the oldest area of the city and explore the surroundings in a private way, this is the best option.
Will pick you up from the hotel and then we’ll go to Cayma district, on the way you will see some of the most modern neighborhoods of the city, and will cross by the largest bridge of Arequipa. We reach the Carmen Alto viewpoint, this is one of the most popular lookout in the city, cause there is an amazing view; it is located between agricultural terraces, in the right bank of Chili river. From this viewpoint will see the three volcanoes that surround the city, Misti, Chachani and Picchu Picchu, Also there is an amazing view of the volcanoes that surround the city. Chachani, Misti, and Picchu Picchu volcanoes.
Nevertheless it is not only the amazing landscape what make this place an extraordinary spot, here the guide will explain about the history and culture of Arequipa, will show you typical products, and will make a tasting of "cheese ice cream", the traditional dessert of the city. For the most adventure travellers, those who want to see the city from the air, we have the zip line, it is a relaxed experience of 800 meter over the Chili river that you will enjoy a lot.
Finally we will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina, beautiful building dating from 1579, it is the architectural jewel of Arequipa.
Highest elevation (Chivay): 3,635 m.a.s.l / 11,925.85 ft ASL
Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Chivay.
After having breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up. Between 08:00am - 08:30am we will et ready to leave in direction to departure to Chivay. We will begin our journey by the way to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that zone, then we will border the Chachani volcano and we will pass by the National Reserve of Salt mines and Aguada Blanca until arriving at Pampa Cañahuas, in this place the guide will explain on the flora and fauna of the zone, here we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA. Continuing with the tour on the way we will make a small stop in Patahuasi (house at the top) to drink the coca tea. Immediately we will continue the trip towards the bofedales where we will observe different species of birds as much local as migratory to the zone according to season, soon we will continue until Patapampa, highest point of the trip located to 4900 m.a.s.l approx. Also well-known like the Viewpoint of the Andes, here different volcanos like Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani can be seen.
At noon we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we can have lunch and then go to the hotel, we will have some time to rest and then continue to the thermal baths of La Calera. These open-air baths have medicinal hot springs that will make us enjoy a magical moment after the morning bus ride.
We will return to the hotel to rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.
The highest elevation (Puno): 4,500 m.a.s.l / 14,763.78 feet ASL
Depth: 4,600 meters
Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Puno
After breakfast we will leave towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, where you will be able to observe 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. The dance of the Wititi of the Colca Valley is a traditional popular dance that is related to the beginning of adulthood. It takes the form of a love-courting ritual and is usually performed by young people during religious festivities held throughout the rainy season. Pairs of dancers line up in rows and perform various steps to the music. The dancers wear finely embroidered costumes with colorful natural motifs, and are played with characteristic hats. The dancers wear two women's skirts, a military shirt, a shawl and hats with attachments. The representation of the Wititi coincides with the beginning of the agricultural production cycle and symbolizes the renewal of nature and society. On the way back to Chivay we will visit the villages of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, where the guide will explain the different customs of the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces. We will be in Chivay and at noon so we will have lunch and then resume our journey to Puno. We will board the bus to Puno. The bus makes stops en route and we will be able to 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, Lake Titicaca, floating islands of the Uros, Taquile, Puno.
The highest elevation (Taquile): 4,050 masl / 13,287 ft ASL
At 7:00 am we will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Lake Titicaca port, where our local guide will be waiting for us with the boat to start our adventure on Lake Titicaca. Once we have departed, 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.We will take a boat and head towards to Uros Islands floatings where visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities that have lived for years in the highlands.
Later we will return to the boat and continue our journey to Taquile Island.
The boat trip takes 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 clothing, all handmade. In order to reach the top of the island, we will have to walk along a beautiful trail, somewhat steep, that offers spectacular views of the lake. Here we advise you to walk slowly and take it easy, as 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 on-site museum, which shows through pictures important aspects of the life of the people of Taquile. Our group will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the square. After lunch the visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take pictures with the islanders.
Later we will descend to the dock and start our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00pm.
Places: Puno, Pucará, La raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Sicuani, Cusco.
Highest elevation (La Raya): 4335 masl / 14,222 ft ASL
We will pick you up after breakfast and then transfer you to the bus station in Puno. During our tour that lasts 10 hours approximately we will have 4 excursions, each one of them has a duration of 20 to 40 minutes where the passenger will be able to ask questions, take pictures and explore the attraction at his own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable one.
These guided visits to the tourist attractions of the southern corridor of the altiplano, where we will visit the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, it is very interesting that the bases of this church are blocks of stone from the Inca Palace, built previously in the same place. This was a practice that was repeated during the time of colonization, where the Spanish managed to impose their religion over the Andean customs that predominated in the region.
In fact, the murals of the so-called "Sistine Chapel of America", which are what have earned it the recognition of Outstanding Monument by the World Monuments Fund, contain religious images that sought to instill Christianity in the Incas. The artist of this great work was the parish priest and linguist Juan Perez de Bocanegra.
We will visit the Inka Temple of Raqchi, the Raya Pass at 4335 meters above sea level 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, Plaza de Armas, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay
The Highest Elevation (Sacsayhuaman) : 3,700 masl / 12,139 ft ASL
After breakfast you can take the morning to do activities on your own, where you can go out to know the streets and enjoy the day to take pictures, go shopping, you must acclimatize a little.
Traditional city tour in Cusco
We will pick you up after lunch and at 1:30pm we will start our tour of the city, where our professional guide will give us detailed information of all the tourist attractions we will visit, so you can ask any questions you may have, he will always be willing to leave you with no doubts.
The places we have to visit are. The main temple of the Sun known as the Coricancha, also known as Koricancha, Qoricancha or Qorikancha, is an ancient temple that was the most important in the Inca empire. The name translates as golden enclosure in Quechua.
Built over the temple of Coricancha is the Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built by the Spanish in 1633. Then we will continue our journey to "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 puma was exactly Sacsayhuaman, then we visit Qenqo, temple in honor of Mother Earth or Pachamama, we continue by Pucapucara or control center of entry 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.It is located only 7 kilometers from the ancient capital of the Incas. Due to its location, it belongs to one of the important centers in the "ceques" or imaginary lines that departed from Cuzco and served the Incas to organize their sanctuaries and important centers. Its function was to provide water to the surrounding sites and as Inca baths. The harmony that exists between its stone walls and the surrounding nature transform it into one of the most important places in the empire of the Inkas. Discover some interesting facts about this archaeological site.
Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.
Highest elevation (Chincheros): 3,754 masl / 12,316 ft ASL
we’ll come pick you up in the morning after breakfast from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, we will be leaving the city to cross the archaeological park of Sacsahuaman and arrive at the Taray lookout point, a wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current farmland surrounding the sacred river of the Inkas "Willcamayuc", Later on we will visit the archaeological park of Pisaq , we will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq , which is very colorful as the local people come to sell or acquire local products that the population needs.
Pisaq's craft market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After some free time we will continue our trip towards the village of Urubamba, where we will have time to have lunch in the restaurant with buffet service, where you can taste a little of the great variety of dishes presented with the best products of the area.
Continuing our journey we arrive at the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo .
After our free time and depending on the time, we will be boarding the tourist train to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town.
When you arrive to Machupicchu town, personalized assistance at the train station and transfer to the selected hotel.
We will have breakfast early in the morning (6:30 a.m.). We will board the tourist bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu. Along the way, which takes approximately 30 minutes, we will appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve. When we arrive at the entrance of the citadel we will present our income to be able to enter the citadel. This 02 hours guided tour will be through the main palaces and attractions of the Inca city and its attractions.
After that you will have free time to enjoy this world wonder on your own.
We recommend visiting the Casa de las Escogidas, the Intiwatana (sundial, which marks the seasons), Kallancas (sheds for the warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as its wide areas with terraces.
Also climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, visit the Sun Gate and Inca Bridge or whatever you see as convenient to do in that time.
Even if you were not able to visit the town's hot springs the night before, this day will have plenty of time to enjoy it.
At the indicated time we will be approaching the train station, to board the train that usually leaves at 03:20 pm.
We will start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and then a tour bus to Cusco.
Highest elevation (Cusco): 3,999 m.a.s.l/11,151 ft ASL
Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
In Cusco, every corner tells a story and every story is captivating, mystical and welcoming. Peculiar streets with names like: Ataúd, Siete Culebras, Purgatorio, Resbalosa. Streets where time seems to have stopped, where every corner is a story, where the stones are kept alive because they are intact.
Cusco today preserves that ancestral magic that captivates thousands of visitors who become part of this living history.
Highest elevation (Cusco): 3,999 m.a.s.l/11,151 ft ASL
Elevation of Puerto Maldonado: 139 m.a.s.l/456 ft ASL
Places: City of Cusco, Puerto Maldonado
Accommodation: Lodge in Puerto Maldonado.
After breakfast and at the appropriate time, we will transfer you to the airport where you will take a Flight to Puerto Maldonado. Le we will receive in Puerto Maldonado and transfer to Maloka Lodge.
After your morning arrival in Puerto Maldonado you will be welcomed by our transfer and taken to the office to do the respective repacking, while we have a delicious coffee.
With the appropriate entry permits we will begin our journey to the Tambopata National Reserve along the Madre de Dios River, a tributary of the Amazon, for approximately 40 minutes.
Once we arrive at Sandoval Port, we will take a 1 hour walk through the tropical forest, making a small stop at the checkpoint to register and the guide will explain the importance of the place to visit.
As we move forward, the forest changes from secondary to primary; in it you can observe the abundance of plants and the diversity of birds; We will take a row boat that will take us through a channel to the mirror of Sandoval Lake, arriving at our lodge, we will be welcomed with a delicious fruit drink typical of the region, and will be provided with their respective rooms after lunch and after a rest we will make our first excursion by boat to enjoy the spectacular sunset where we can observe in its splendor some mammals including night monkeys and bats, We return to the lodge for dinner and if we are still energetic we can take a short night walk through the jungle to observe various nocturnal insects, tarantulas, for this we need to take our flashlights returning to the lodge 1 hour later to rest.
Elevation of Puerto Maldonado: 139 m.a.s.l/456 ft ASL
Places: City of Lima and Cusco
Accommodation: Hotel in Puerto Maldonado.
We will start this day very early, before sunrise between 4:30 and 5:00 am. We will visit the palm lick to observe the ambassadors of the Amazon (the psittacids) Macaws, Parrots and Parakeets with the characteristic that it is one of the few places where we will be able to observe how they feed on a palm tree that absorbs the nutrients and therefore they are salty, returning to the lodge to enjoy our breakfast.
After our breakfast we will board our boat to see giant trees of 100 or 200 years old where we will be able to know the medicinal plants that usually are used by the people of the zone returning for lunch we can enjoy a deserved rest or we will have the option to go to swim to the lake in company of our guide. In the afternoon we will go in search of the much appreciated giant otters and we will be able to observe them from very close as they are used to being observed, ensuring good photographic views and also to observe the 5 species of monkeys that live on the shore of the lake such as the howler monkey that are generally found in the emerging trees taking a rest, while the monkey friar and stumps are seen very closely and can be seen when they go in search of a tree to spend the night and we can observe the famous ARAPAIMA that in hours of the dusk usually come to the surface of the lake to take air and produces a great roar with his great fin, and return for dinner and then make the night tour in search of the most precious black caiman that comes to measure up to 4 meters and hear the sounds of nature in the lake and we can also observe the constellations a truly unforgettable panorama.
Elevation of Puerto Maldonado: 139 m.a.s.l/456 ft ASL
Places: City of Lima and Puerto Maldonado
Accommodation: Hotel in Puerto Maldonado.
We will get up very early 5.00 am to take a walk around the lake in search of the river otter and in search of more diversity of flora and fauna that live in the majestic Lake Sandoval we will take advantage of the last walk to capture unforgettable moments of our tour. Then we will return to the lodge to have breakfast and then we will start our return trip to the city of Puerto Maldonado. Transfer to the airport to return to Lima
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Without a doubt it has been a wonderful trip, we have appreciated the most beautiful wonders of Peru. There is no doubt that this trip will have been one of your most treasured experiences.
This is your last day of tour, so with your bags ready, after breakfast we will come to pick you up at the scheduled time to take you to the airport and say goodbye to this city, and then when you arrive in Lima, take a flight to take you back home, with the memory of having enjoyed these weeks in the attractions of Peru.
Buffet dinner and artistic show at Dama Juana Restaurant
PARACAS - ICA - NAZCA
Transfer in and out. Private Service
01 night accommodation in Nazca with breakfast
City tour Ica Private Service
Flight over the Nazca Lines
Airport taxes not included
Transfer in and out. Private Service
02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
City tour in Arequipa with Miradors Private Service
01 night accommodation in Chivay with breakfast
Colca Canyon tour with lunch and dinner in Chivay on the first day and only lunch on the second day.
Does not include Dinner on the second day
Bus Chivay - Puno
Transfer in/out airport - hotel - airport Private Service
02 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
Lake Titicaca Excursion Full Day + Buffet Lunch Private Service
Excursion of the Route of the Sun Puno - Cusco + Buffet Lunch
Transfer in and out. Private Service
04 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
City Tour + 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay Private Service
Excursion Sacred Valley Full Day + lunch Private Service
Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
Bus Consetur up and down.
Ollantaytambo Train - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Expedition Train + Lunch at El Mapy restaurant, it is for 2 and 3 stars category and Vistadome + Lunch at Tinkuy restaurant (Sanctuary Lodge) for 4 and 5 stars category)
For 2 and 3 star hotels, the tourist bus will be used on the Puno-Cusco route with stops and check-ins.
For 4 and 5 star hotels, the Perurail Titicaca Train will be used on the Puno-Cusco route, with departures only on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The other days will be by tourist bus and will have a discount of US$200 per person.
Transfer in/out Private Service
Transportation to and from the Madre de Dios River.
Walking sticks: You can rent a set from our company if you wish.
Personal clothing and equipment
Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid, so please feel free to tip or not as you wish "Recommendation usd 6 to usd 8 per day per traveler for all trekking staff"- Again this is optional and may vary according to your satisfaction.
Additional costs or delays out of management control (landscape, bad weather conditions, change of itinerary for security reasons, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.).
Canes ($15 for a pair of canes).
Extra porter for personal items (90$ for 7 Kilos - max. 7 Kilos).
Upgrade to train Vistadome ($80).
Huayna Picchu entrance ticket ($75) - There is a limited space in Huayna Picchu (400 people per day), so it is a good idea to book in advance.
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