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Marvelous Classic Circuit: Lima, Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Arequipta, Puno y Cusco
This circuit invites you to appreciate the beauty and mysteries of its attractions, such as the colonial constructions of the City of the Kings, Lima. The enigmatic lines of Nazca, which have had more than one very intrigued, you will know why they call Arequipa the White City, you will visit the wonderful Colca Canyon, we will visit the Uros Island through the longest lake in South America which is also navigable, Lake Titicaca. We cannot fail to mention the majestic city of the Incas and its beautiful archaeological parks and the majestic citadel of Machupicchu that invite you to visit it. Certainly an unforgettable trip.
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
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
Excursion to Machupicchu.
Return to a Cusco
DAY 14: CUSCO
Excursion to Rainbow mountain.
5:00am – 6:30pm
DAY 15: LIMA
Transfer out from hotel in Cusco to the airport.
Observation of the trip:
The Itinerary can change according to the availability, climate and health status of hikers.
The train schedule can be changed according to the availability of the train company
Breakfast the hotel.
Free morning. Buffet Dinner + tyipical dances peruvian show.
20:00 Pick up time to go to La dama Juana Restaurant.
Our driver pick up up you and transfer to the restaurant.
Several peruvian typical dishes in a complete buffet dinner.
Enjoy the show and also the exquisite dinner.
23:00 Return to the hotel.
Overnight at Lima.
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.
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.
Highest Elevation(Arequipa) – 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL
Breakfast at the hotel.
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 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 we will reach the Molino de Sabandia, an impressive construction based on volcanic rock known as sillar, where you can see an old stone mill that was built in the year 1785. Our excursion concludes at 06:00 pm in the city center.
08:00 am - 08:30 am 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 Blanca National 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. 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
Depth: 4,600 meters
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Puno
06:00 am. approx. 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. 11:30 am approx. Arrival to Chivay. 11:45 am approx. 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
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.
Places: Puno, Pucará, La raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Sicuani, Cusco.
Highest Elevation (Puno) – 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL
06:15 am 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.
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.
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.
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, to board the train and start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and immediately a tourist bus to Cusco.
Highest Elevation(Vinicunca): 5,200 m.a.s.l / 17060.37 ft ASL
The Hike to the Mountain of Colors starts very early at 4:00 am we will start the pick up for its different lodgings and then go to the picturesque town of Cusipata to the south of the city of Cusco, where we will have a rich Andean breakfast.
After having enjoyed our breakfast we will start our walk for 2 hours, up the mountain until we reach the town of Machuraccay and then we will ascend to the foothills of the Vinicunca hill, access control place to this mystical place.
Continuing the walk we will go through a path that will gradually change the panorama between mountains of intense colors and small streams of frozen water that feed and give life to this valley, as we walk we will observe how the colors around us will change by the climate, we will reach a height of 5033 meters above sea level. Top of the mysterious 7-color mountain (Vinicunca).
This will be the point where we will have enough time to take photos, videos, etc.
Here our view will delight in the magic that the mountains enclose behind its veil of clouds and snowy peaks, after such an exquisite experience we will start the return walk to the town of Cusipata where we will have a delicious buffet lunch prepared by our cook, later we will return to Cusco arriving at around 7:00 p.m., this is the end of the trek to the 7-color mountain.
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