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Majestic Local Living Circuit in 12 days


This tour has been prepared for the whole people who wants to enjoy interacting with diffrents cultures. Our company possesses (relies on) everything the necessary equipment to satisfy this adventure. You will know beautiful destinations such as the city of Lima with its tourist attractions such as the Arzobispado de Lima, the Cathedral of Lima, the Plaza San Martin, the Palace of Justice among others.

The Ballestas Islands will give you a beautiful picture when they enjoy a whole day in the natural habitat of sea lions and guaneras birds that show that in Peru these species can live in harmony with humans. In addition we will know the mysterious Nazca lines, you will have the pleasure of flying over them and delighting yourself with the beautiful view of the pampas where the gigantic Nazca lines are drawn. We will advance further south in the direction of the white city of Arequipa where we will take a break, then go on to an experiential experience in the Uros Islands, we will continue in the direction of the imperial city, Cusco.

This city awaits us with gratitude and with various attractions to which we can access and enrich ourselves with the culture of this region of the country, for having been in ancient times the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire. We will meet the living community of Willoq, a community a few kilometers from the Ollantaytambo train station, which will take us to enjoy a beautiful day in the majestic and impressive Lost city of the Inca and Modern Wonder of the World, Machupicchu.

Without a doubt, this tour will leave you in love with the culture, traditions and customs of Peru as it contains the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country.

Program:

  • DAY 01 : LIMA  

Transfer in Lima

  • DAY 02 :LIMA

Free day in Lima.

  • DAY 03 : PARACAS-ICA

Full day excursion in the Ballestas Islands

  • DAY 04 : NAZCA

Overflight of the Nazca lines

  • DAY 05: AREQUIPA

Free day in Arequipa.

  • DAY 06 : AREQUIPA -PUNO       

Transfer out Arequipa.

Transfer in Puno.

Time in Puno to acclimatize.

  • DAY 07 : PUNO

Excursion to the floating islands Uros.

Overnight at Uros Lodge.

  • DAY 08 : PUNO- CUSCO              

Transfer out Puno and Transfer in Cusco.

  • DAY 09 : CUSCO

City tour Cusco + 4 archaeological parks.

  • DAY 10 : CUSCO              

Visit to the Willoq community.

  • DAY 11 : CUSCO

Excursion to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Return to the city of Cusco

  • DAY 12 : CUSCO              

Transfer out Cusco.

Transfer to the airport.

Observations for the trip:

  • The Itinerary can change according to the availability, the climate and the state of health of the hikers.
  • The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.


Day 1: LIMA: TRADITIONAL CITY  TOUR

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation: 161 masl / 528 feet ASL

Welcome to Peru! Being the only capital city of America on the seafront, Lima is populous (more than 8 million inhabitants) 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. Its beaches also offer us the beauty of its women and its waves. When you arrive to the hospital.

We will continue our tour to the Parque del Olivar and the Financial Center then we will go 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 16th century and they were erected the first buildings. We will know the Plaza San Martín, its balconies and old houses, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings such as the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop and Municipal Palace, the Station of Desamparados, among others

We will enter one of the most important convents of the 17th century. Where the relics of the three Peruvian saints Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías are preserved. At the end of our tour you will have the option to stay in the Indian market, in Larcomar or return to your hotel.

Day 2: RELAXED LIMA

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation: 161 masl / 528 feet ASL

This day you will have enough time to carry out activities on your own.

It is necessary that you acclimatize since in the following days we will pass through different cities with different climates.

You can visit other attractions on your own, you can make availability inquiries and more.

Day 3: LIMA - PARACAS: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

Accommodation: Hotel in Nazca.

Places: Paracas, Ica.

Highest Elevation (Ica): 406 masl / 1,332.02 feet ASL

Very early in the morning between 2:50 am -3: 00 am, you will be picked up from the hotel to be taken to the bus station and transferred to the bus station. After picking up our passengers from Lima to the Paracas in Cruz del Sur. We will arrive at the city of Paracas, we will be received for a specialized staff and transferred to the tourist pier. Our tour will start at 08:00 am to the Ballestas Islands, while we sail the Pacific Ocean we will appreciate a gigantic and peculiar figure that resembles a chandelier. It is an enigmatic figure that exists in the dunes facing the sea. Then we will continue the tour and we will be able to observe different sea birds that produce the guano of the islands, we will appreciate the ecosystem of the Ballestas Islands, we will see Humbolt Penguins and the sea lions in their natural habitat. After enjoying this beautiful landscape we will return to the Port.

Day 4: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE  MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Foods:Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa.

Places:Ica, Nazca, Nazca aerodrome, from 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 Nazca lines lasts 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.

We will be assisted upon arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.

Day 5: AREQUIPA RELAXED

Places: Arequipa.

Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa

The Highest Elevation: 2,335 masl / 7,661 feet ASL

After breakfast, you will have the day off for the opportunity to go out on the town.

You can choose to do activities of your choice or walk around the city a little, taste its gastronomy or do some shopping, this day is yours, take advantage of it to enjoy it on your own and thus be able to acclimatize yourself better.

Day 6: AREQUIPA - PUNO

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotel in Puno

Places: Arequipa, Puno

This morning after breakfast we have time to walk and acclimatize or make a personal activities, but since at approximately 12:30 pm, we will board the bus to move to the city of Puno. Let's take advantage of buying water to hydrate ourselves a little. At 19:30 pm approximately we will arrive to the city of Puno, We will receive you at the bus station and will be transferred to the hotel. Today our overnight will be in Puno.

Day 7: PUNO: SLEEP IN UROS - FLOATING ISLANDS OF LAKE TITICACA

Meals: Breakfast in a hotel in Puno, lunch and dinner in the Uros.

Accommodation: Lodge in the Uros.

After taking our breakfast in the morning. Our experience begins with the transfer from your hotel to the populated center of Uros-Chulluni where we will embark with destination to the floating islands of the Uros received by a local family. Pleasant place to sleep in Uros, free of pollution, acoustic noise and relaxing located 30 minutes from the city of Puno.The rooms are builtas that the island made of cattails with a view of the lake, firm wooden floor and decorated and implemented with fabrics and crafts, to sleep in Uros with comfortable mattresses, cushions decorated with textiles. Our native rural accommodation to sleep in Uros has all you need to rest in any accomodation, they take us to their rural family accommodation in their traditional boats 15 minutes from the indicated port, then we will settle in the properly equipped rooms so that we can rest, once installed we will taste a delicious lunch offered by the family, then we can appreciate its different activities in the Uros, such as artisanal fishing, Corte de la Totora, its Dress in typical native costumes, kayak in Totora boats and visits to the surrounding communities. Guests can also learn traditional crafts and weaving techniques.

Day 8: PUNO - CUSCO

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco

Elevation:3,999 masl / 11,151 ft ASL

In the morning, we will wake up in the Uros islands, we will taste an exquisite breakfast. Then at the appropriate time, we will transfer you to the city of Puno. Upon arrival at the bus station to move to the city of Cusco. We will be able to observe beautiful landscapes, little by little we will be leaving the city of Puno and entering the city of Cusco.

Day 9: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Plaza de Armas, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.

The Highest Elevation (Sacsayhuaman) : 3,700 masl / 12,139 feet ASL

You will wake up in the beautiful city of the Incas, Cusco. Depending on the season, keep yourself warm. After breakfast, you will have the morning free to be able to walk a little through the beautiful streets of the city center on your own, so that you can carry out your personal activities and get acclimatized a little.

The tour begins with the pick up of our travelers from their respective hotels, panoramic visit of the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. We will also visit the Inca Temple of the Qoricancha, the maximum expression of Inca architecture and engineering. Then you will visit the four nearby ruins of the city located 15 minutes away: Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay at the end of the return to the hotel.

Day 10: FULL DAY WILLOQ

Meals: Breakfast lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Places: Cusco, Willoq, Ollantaytambo.

Willoq's Elevation: 3,754 masl / 12,316 feet ASL

The tour begins at 06:00 in Cusco and ends at 7:00 p.m. (full day) in Willoq, then We will head towards to Aguas Calientes.

We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 6:00 am in the direction of Ollantaytambo (living Inca city), there we will make a brief stop to visit the city, then we will go to the native community of Willoq located 14 km from Ollantaytambo, the town of Willoq, is an indigenous community of the Ande, located in the valley of the Patacancha river, belonging to the Ollantaytambo district, Urubamba province, in Cusco.

It is rich in flora and fauna, being able to find 60 species of birds and more than 700 species of plants. In Willoq there is still a direct descent from the last Incas that can be corroborated by the current surnames of the local people, such as Yupanqui, Sinchi, Pukha, Huamán, Cusipáucar, Tupha, among others. Once in Willoq our local friends will welcome us with a welcome drink (mate de coca or muña) and their folk dance, they will immediately show us and share their customs and traditions and daily activities (Meet, interact, share the customs and traditions Incas of this Community, plant, sew, cook and have fun with their typical dances. The approximate duration of the activity is about 3 to 4 hours, then we will have a typical lunch of the place and after a break. We will move to the Ollantaytambo train station. We will take the train service that will take us to the beautiful town of Aguas Calientes, where we can rest at the hotel. So that the next day we go to the majestic citadel of Machupicchu.

Day 11: AGUAS CALIENTES: MACHUPICCHU- CUSCO

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Machupicchu.

Machupicchu Elevation: 2430 masl / 7972 ft ASL

At a fixed time, we will transfer to the bus station, to board the bus from Machu Picchu town to Machu Picchu the Inca City. We will have a visit in the city with a professional bilingual guide, after 02 hours, we will be able to visit the Inca city on our own. You will able to take pictures of your fascinating journey.

At the appropriate time we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.

Then we will transfer to the train station to return to Ollantaytambo and then to Cusco.

We will take you to the airport at the scheduled time so that you can board your plane to the city of Lima. Where you must wait for your international flight to return home. We hope that your visit to Peru is a reason to return. We will be happy to take you through multiple experiences.


LIMA

  • Transfer of entry and exit at each destination.
  • 02 nights accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Traditional city tour in Lima + Santo Domingo Convent

PARACAS, ICA, NAZCA

  • Excursion to the Ballestas Islands.
  • Transfer hotel Lima to the bus station
  • Bus Lima - Paracas
  • Ballestas Islands Excursion
  • Huacachina excursion and sandboarding
  • Bus Ica - Nazca
  • 01 night accommodation in Nazca with breakfast
  • Overflight of the Nazca lines
  • Bus Nazca - Arequipa

AREQUIPA

  • 02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast

FIST

  • 01 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Sleep in Uros and experiential activities. + Typical food

CUSCO

  • 03 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • City Tour + 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay
  • Full Day Willoq + Typical lunch.
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Consettur bus up and down.
  • Ollantaytambo train - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Expedition Train + Lunch at El Mapy restaurant, is for category 2 and 3 stars and Vistadome + Lunch at Tinkuy restaurant (Sanctuary Lodge) for category 4 and 5 stars)

NOTES:

  • 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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