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Marvelous Discovery Circuit: Lima,Ica,Nazca, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco 16 days
In this circuit we will travel through the most visited destinations of our majestic Peru, like the City of Kings, you can also enjoy the Peruvian cuisine having dinner at the Restaurant Dama Juana. To continue the tour we will travel south to make the excursion to the Ballestas Islands where you can observe the penguins and the figure of the candelabrum on a dune in front of the sea, then continue to the city of Nazca and then fly over the majestic Nazca lines.
The circuit continues to the beautiful White City of Arequipa to visit the Plaza de Armar and the Yanahuara Viewpoint, 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 sail on Lake Titicaca, to continue our circuit we will visit the imperial city of Cusco. We will tour the majestic Sacred Valley.
To discover our wonderful citadel we will take the short Inca road used by our ancestors of 2 days ending at our wonderful citadel of Machupicchu to appreciate its majesty.
DAY 01: LIMA
Traslado de ingrso a la Ciudad de Lima.
DAY 02: LIMA
Cena Show Lima
07:00pm – 10:00pm
DAY 03: LIMA
Colonial City tour Lima
DAY 04: PARACAS- ICA
Excursion Islas Ballestas
03:00am – 09:00pm
DAY 05: NAZCA
Overflight to Nazca lines.
Bus Nasca – Arequipa
02:30pm – 12:30pm
DAY 06: AREQUIPA
Excursion City tour Arequipa.
DAY 07: AREQUIPA
Excursión Colca 1er día: Visit to Chivay and Hot Springs La Calera
08:00am – 05:30pm
DAY 08: AREQUIPA
Excursión Colca 2do día: Visit to Yanque and flight of condors.
06:00am – 07:00pm
DAY 09: PUNO
Excursión Lago Titicaca Full Day
07:00am – 04:00pm
DAY 10: CUSCO
Excursion Ruta del Sol
06:00am – 05:00pm
DAY 11: CUSCO
Excursion City Tour Cusco
01:00pm – 07:00pm
DAY 12: CUSCO
Excursion Sacred Valley Full Day
08:00am – 07:00pm
DAY 13: CUSCO
Trekking km 82 “Piscacucho a Wayllabamba”
DAY 14: CUSCO
Excursion to Machupicchu.
Return to a Cusco
DAY 15: CUSCO
DAY 16: LIMA
Transfer out from hotel in Cusco to the airport.
The Itinerary can change according to the availability, the climate and the state of health of the hikers.
A good physical condition is required since 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.
There are only 500 spaces per day to the Inca Trail (200 approx for passengers and 300 for porters, cooks and guides)
In the evening we will transfer you to a theme restaurant, where you will enjoy a buffet dinner + a spectacular show of typical Peruvian dances.
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 in a complete buffet dinner. Enjoy the show and also the exquisite dinner.
Places to visit: Paracas, Ballestas Islands, Guaneras Islands, Ica, Plaza de Armas de Ica, Huacachina Oasis.
Highest elevation (Huacachina) : 328 meters ASL / 1,076 feet 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.
8:00am 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.
At 06:00 pm we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night and take the flight over the Nasca lines the next day.
Places to visit: Ica, Nazca Lines, Nazca Airfield, Arequipa.
Highest elevation (Arequipa) : 2,335 m.a.s.l. / 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 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 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.
Highest elevation : 2,430 m.a.s.l / 7,972.44 ft ASL
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.
Highest elevation (Patapampa): 4,900 meters ASL / 16076.12 ft ASL
After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up between 08:00am - 08:30am for your departure to Chivay. We will begin our journey by the road to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of this area, then we will border the Chachani volcano and will pass by the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca until arriving at 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. 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 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 thermal water 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.
Highest Elevation : 4,500 meters ASL / 14,763.78 feet ASL
Depth: 4,600 meters.
Pleasures: Viewpoint Cruz del Condor, Colca Canyon, Yanque,Pinchollo,Maca, Achoma, Chivay.
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. 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. Arrival to Chivay at 11:30 am. We will have lunch at 11:45 am approx.
We will board the bus for Puno at approximately 1:00pm. 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.
Assistance personnel will receive us and transfer us to the hotel upon arrival in Puno.
Places to visit: Puno, Titicaca lake, Uros f, Taquile Island, Puno.
Highest elevation (Taquile) : 4,050 meters ASL / 13,287 feet ASL
At approximately 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.
Here we will stop at one of the islands, 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.
After approximately 3 hours of boat ride we will arrive in Taquile. 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 will be able to 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: Pucará Museum, La Raya, Raqchi, The Sistine Chapel in Andahuaylillas.
After having breakfast at the hotel at approximately 06:15am we will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the bus station at the Terrestre terminal in Puno.
During our tour that lasts 10 hours approximately we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the places of tourist interest of the south corridor of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya to 4335 msnm and the Inka Aymara museum of Pukara. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take pictures and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable one.
We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 pm and will be picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.
Highest elevation : 3,454 m.a.s.l / 11,332.02 ft ASL
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel you will have the morning free to acclimatize or do some activities of your preference. Since it is important that you acclimatize a little to continue with our trip the following days.
City tour in Cusco
01:00 pm pick up from the hotel, at 13:30 pm start our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide detailed information of all the tourist attractions that 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 puma was exactly Sacsayhuaman, Then we visit Qenqo, a temple in honor of Mother Earth or Pachamama, we continue through Pucapucara or control center of the entrance to the sacred city of Cusco, later we visit Tambomachay, an Inca resting place and at the same time a temple to the natural element of water.
Places: Pisaq, Pisac handicraft market, Ollantaytambo
Highest elevation : 3,754 meters ASL / 12,316 ft ASL
At 8:00am We pick you up 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 indigenous 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.
Ollantaytambo reminds us of a mythical story of Love, a drama that makes love prevail over every obstacle. It is believed that this city was built by the Inca General Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the royal army of the Inca when he prevented her union with the beautiful princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star".
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.
Arrival to Machupicchu town, personalized assistance at the train station and transfer to the selected hotel.
Walking time: Approximately 6 hours (includes lunch on the trail).
Hiking and terrain: Walk on open roads, some steep trails
Breakfast at the hotel (subject to pick-up time depending on train schedule).
Transfer from the Hotel to the Ollantaytambo Train Station towards Km 104.
TREKKING KM 104 "CHACHABAMBA TO INTI PUNKU, THE GATEWAY TO THE SUN"
Today our hike takes us through the most impressive stretch of the Inca Trail. We will visit beautiful Inca sites, see a variety of flora and fauna and enjoy the fantastic views of the Andes mountains. Our journey starts in the Sacred Valley and advances along the Inca Trail to an Inca site called Wiñay Wayna "always young" then we will continue to Machu Picchu passing the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).
As we drive to Machu Picchu, we will pass through the lush green cloud forest that covers the mountain and see a variety of plants, flowers and birds on the way. We will also be able to see some large mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (if we are lucky).
After a full day of walking, we will arrive at the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the late afternoon and get our first views of Machu Picchu. The light at this time of day is excellent for taking pictures because there are few tourists. After passing through the Sun Gate, we will continue along the trail that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes, once we arrive we will check into our hotel.
Places to visit: Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Cusco
Highest elevation (Cusco) : 3,399 m.a.s.l / 11,151 feet ASL
Distance: 8.9kms / 5.5mls "By bus in 25 minutes
Breakfast at the hotel,
At a coordinated time we will transfer to take the bus to the Machu Picchu Citadel to enter as soon as it opens (06:00 am) we will have a 2 hour guided tour where you will learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the site on your own and if you have income to climb Huayna Picchu (2 hours round trip) or the mountain Machu Picchu (3 hours round trip).
Return to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes and then board the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo. "The train departure time may vary depending on the schedule and availability of the train". At the train station in Ollantaytambo you will meet our mobility and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
You will be able to enjoy a day off to do those activities you left pending, take pictures of the attractions you saw a few days ago, make souvenir shopping for your family or simply rest a bit at your hotel. This day is yours.
After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, at the appointed time we will take you to the airport so that you can take your flight to the city of Lima, where you will wait for your international flight to take you home.
Buffet dinner and artistic show at Dama Juana Restaurant
PARACAS, ICA, NAZCA
01 night accommodation in Nazca with breakfast
City tour Ica
Overflight the Nazca 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 Consettur 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 ).
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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