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Majestic Classic Circuit: Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco 12 Days


Some places in Peru have stopped in time, because they still maintain their customs and their history intact. Peru is definitely a country that you can not miss, not only for the flora and fauna, that has variety an extensive variety of the planet. But its cultural wealth is abundant.

This tour contains beautiful destination like Paracas , Ballestas Islands, where you can see the variety of acuatic fauna in its natural habitat. Canyon Colca has as spectacular show the flight of condors, people say that if you  take a picture of this flight you have good luck this year.

Puno has a one of the large lake of America and in this lake you can know a town with its customs, Taquile and the Uros. In Cusco you have a different places to visit ant take a history bath. We could not fail to mention our great World Wonder, Machupicchu. This tour is made to you.

  • DAY 01 LIMA

Traslado de ingreso en Lima

  • DAY 02 LIMA

Día libre

  • DAY 03 PARACAS-ICA  

Excursión Islas Ballestas

03:00am – 09:00pm

  • DAY 04 NAZCA

Sobrevuelo de las líneas de Nasca

08:00am

Bus Nasca – Arequipa

02:30pm – 12:30pm

  • DAY 05 AREQUIPA

Día libre

Optional: tour de la Campiña Arequipeña.

  • DAY 06 PUNO  

Traslado de salida de Arequipa.

Traslado de ingreso a Puno.

  • DAY 07 PUNO

Excursión Lago Titicaca Full Day

07:00am – 04:00pm

  • DAY 08 CUSCO

Traslado de salida de Puno.

Traslado de ingreso a Cusco.

  • DAY 09 CUSCO

Excursión del City Tour

01:00pm – 07:00pm

  • DAY 10 CUSCO

Excursión del Valle Sagrado Full Day

08:00am – 07:00pm

  • DAY 11 CUSCO

Excursión  a la ciudadela de Machupicchu.

Viaje de retorno a Cusco

5:00am -9:00pm

  • DAY 12 CUSCO

Traslado de salida hotel Cusco al aeropuerto


Day 1: LIMA

Accommodation: Hotel en Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 m.a.s.l/ 528 feet ASL

Flight to Lima.
Welcome, reception and transfer to the select hotel.

Day 2: LIMA RELAX

Accommodation: Hotel en Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 m.a.s.l/ 528 feet ASL

Breakfast the hotel.

Lima Colonial City Tour

The tour begins with the gathering of our passengers from their hotels in Lima, then we stop at the Intihuatana Park, located on the Malecon of Miraflores, where we will observe the Pacific Ocean. We start our tour by modern residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. We observe outside the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial pre-Inca temple pyramid shaped that has survived the urban sprawl of Lima.

We will continue our journey to the park El Olivar and the Financial Center then we drive to the Historic Center of Lima, declared by UNESCO in 1991 Cultural Heritage of Humanity, where the center of the Spanish colony was established in the sixteenth century and erected the first buildings. Know the Plaza San Martin, balconies and old houses, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop's Palace and Municipal, Desamparados Station, among others

We enter one of the most important monasteries of the seventeenth century. Where the relics of the three Peruvian saints “Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres y San Juan Macías” are preserved. then return to Miraflores and ending our tour will have the option to stay in the Indian market in Larcomar and return to your hotel.

Day 3: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

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.

8:00 am pick up from Paracas and start of the Ballestas Islands Tour. 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.

Overnight at Nazca.

Day 4: NAZCA LINES OVERFLIGHT - AREQUIPA

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa.

Places: Ica, Nazca Lines, Nazca Aerodrome, Arequipa.

Highest Elevation(Arequipa) – 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL

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.

Day 5: AREQUIPA RELAX

Places:  Surrounding Arequipa

Highest Elevation: 2,335m.a.s.l /7,661 feet ASL

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day for personal activities or take the tour of the Arequipeña countryside as an optional tour

La Campiña Arequipeña excursion (optional and additional tour)

In the afternoon at 02:00 pm we will be picked up from our hotel to start the excursion to La Campiña Arequipeña. This interesting tour includes a visit to the most beautiful architectural monuments and viewpoints that surround the white city. We will drive our mobility to the outskirts of the city where we will first visit the beautiful Mirador de Sachaca, which will offer us a beautiful natural panorama of Arequipa and its volcanoes.

Then we will drive our vehicle to the Founder's Mansion, a beautiful construction from the colonial era where the founder of the city of Arequipa García Manuel de Carvajal lived in the 15th century. Finally we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and arrive at the Sabandia Mill, an impressive construction based on volcanic rock known as ashlar, where you can see an old stone mill that was built in 1785. Our excursion concludes at 06:00 pm in the city center.

We will have the night in Arequipa.

Day 6: AREQUIPA - PUNO

Highest Elevation(Puno) : 3,827 meters/12,555 feet ASL

Meals: Breakfast

After our Breakfast at the hotel. At convenient hour transfer to the bus station for travel to Puno.

Approximately at the 13.30 Departure by Tourist bus to Puno, the duration of the trip is about 6 hours.
At the 19:30 we will arrive to Puno. A personalized assistant will receive at the bus station and transfer to the hotel. We will rest in the hotel in Puno.

Day 7: PUNO / TITICACA / UROS  & TAQUILE ISLANDS

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.

Places: Puno, Titicaca lake, Uros floating islands, Taquile Islands, Puno.

Highest Elevation(Taquile) – 4,050 meters ASL / 13,287 feet ASL

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.

Day 8: PUNO - CUSCO

At the morning approximately at the 06:15 am We will pick 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 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. 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.

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.

Day 9: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Main square, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.

Highest Elevation(Sacsayhuaman) – 3,700 meters ASL / 12,139 feet ASL

Free morning to acclimatize or make some purchases.

City tour in Cusco

01:00 pm pick up from the hotel, at 13:30 pm 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.

Night in Cusco.

Day 10: SACRED VALLEY OF INCAS TOUR

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.

Highest Elevation(Chincheros): 3,754 meters ASL / 12,316 feet ASL

8:00 am Pick up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, we will be leaving the city to cross 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 lands that surround the sacred river of the Inka "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq, we will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq, which is very colorful as local people come to sell or purchase products premises that the population needs.

The Pisaq indigenous market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After some free time, we will continue our journey towards the town of Urubamba, where we will have time to have lunch in the restaurant with buffet service, where you can taste a little of the wide variety of dishes presented with the best products from the area.

Continuing our journey we arrive at the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo.Ollantaytambo reminds us of a mythical love story, a drama that makes love prevail over all obstacles, it is believed that this city was built by General Inca Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the royal Inca army by preventing its union with the beautiful Princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star".

After our free time and according to a determined time we will be boarding the tourist train heading to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town.

Once we arrive to Machupicchu we will be picked up from the train station and transfer to the selected hotel.

Optional, visit to the town's hot springs.

Day 11: AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

6:30 a.m. m. Transfer from the Hotel to the Bus Station.

We will board the tourist bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu, along the approximately 30-minute journey, we appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve.

After a while, the start of our guided tour

This 02 hour 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 at your own discretion and pace.

We recommend visiting the Casa de las Escogidas, the Intiwatana (sundial, which marks the seasons of the year), Kallancas (sheds for warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as its large areas with terraces.

Also ascend to the Huayna Picchu mountain, visit the Puerta del Sol and the Inca Bridge or whatever you see convenient to do at that time.

Even if you were unable to visit the town's Hot Springs the night before, this day you will have plenty of time to enjoy it.

At the indicated time we will be approaching the railway station The train usually departs at 03:20 pm to board the train and start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and immediately a tourist bus to Cusco. Approximately at the 07:00 pm we arrive to Cusco.

We will transfer to the hotel.

After the breakfast we will transfer to the airport, you will have a flight to Lima.

When you arrive to Lima, you have to wait for your international flight and go home.


LIMA

  • Transfer of entry and exit at each destination.
  • Domestic flights Lima Arequipa and Cusco - Lima
  • 02 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast

AREQUIPA

  • 2D/1N Colca Canyon Tour
  • 02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Nazca with breakfast

PARACAS , ICA, NAZCA

  • Overflight  Nazca Lines

PUNO

  • Full Day Lake Titicaca + Typical lunch.
  • 02 nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast

CUSCO

  • 03 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes Town with breakfast
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Lunch Buffet
  • Full Day Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus Cusco Ollantaytambo train station – Cusco
  • Round trip touristic train tickets Ollantaytambo Machupicchu Town – Ollantaytambo
  • Machupicchu entrance ticket
  • Consettur bus up and down.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Not mentioned meals
  • Flights no mentioned.
  • International flights.

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