Peru: The best destination os South American destinations and that which offers birdwatches and aficionados of mountain scenery, lost worlds and ancient cultures the travel experience of a lifetime. The magnificent scenery of the high Andes, the ruined cities of the Incas and the great rainforests of Amazonia, images of condors sailing past icy peaks, packed masses of seabirds on guano islands, toucans and macaws eating ripened fruit in the rainforest canopy and the Archaelogic places only enhance the dream of a visit to this fantastic country.
Although the Inca ruins of Peru are the country’s most famous attractions, this tour will open your eyes to the abundance of natural, historical, and cultural interests found throughout this fascinating and diverse country. Over the course of 13 days you will traverse the Peruvian coast, travel through the highlands, and make your way into the Andes.
Day 1: Lima – City tour.
Pick up from hotel.
We visit the historical center of Lima, including "paseo de la republica", "Plaza San Martín", the Main Square and the surroundings monuments: "The goberment palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop`s Palace; City Hall, the Desamparados train station, and the Moorish-style houses and balconies along Lima`s old streets.
In the catedral, the tour guide will show you the sacristy, the side chapels, the impressive Choir seating, and the tomb of Lima`s founder, Francisco Pizarro.
The Next stop is San Francisco convent, with the best exhibition of Colonial art in Latinoamerica. After that we will visit the traditional neighborhood near the San Isidro Golf Club, the olive Grove park and the modern Larco Mar shopping and the entertaiment complex including the Park of Love where we will finish with a spectacular sight of the Pacific Ocean.
- Transfer to the Hotel (Lima centro, San Isidro & Miraflores).
Day 2: Lima – Paracas Island - Paracas reserve zone Boating Excursion
Transfer from Hotel to Bus terminal.
Bus from Lima - Ica, 303km (188 miles) along the Panamericana Sur (Pan American Highway South of Lima).
Boating Excursion Ballestas Island is one of the best place to visit considered as a national reserve + view the famous Candelabro (candelabra) design, a figure of Nazca Culture origin engraved in the desert sandy cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean shoreline.
Transfer to hotel for overnight lodging in Huacachina Ica.
Day 3: Ica - Nazca Lines
bus to Arequipa in the afternoon( 20:30)
- In the morning transfer to Nazca in Tourist transportation
- In option, over flight of the mysterious Nazca Lines
- Visit the Chauchilla Cemetery.
In the afternoon, transportation Nazca – Arequipa
10 hours by bus.
Day 4: Arequipa- City Tour.
Upon arrival, reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we start a three hour sightseeing tour including the Santa Catalina convent, the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit Church of La Compañía and its beautifully-painted Chapel, the Church of San Francisco, the San Lazaro District, Selva Alegre and the typical Districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti Volcano. Return to the hotel.
Day 5: Arequipa - Colca Cañon
Excursion on Private Coach to the Colca Canyon.
Bus stops during the trip to admire the views of the Volcanoes prevalent throughout the region, such as Misti, Chachani, Sabancaya, Ampato and Hualca - Hualca.
Possibility of bathing in the Hot Springs at La Calera.
Overnight in Chivay, Colca Valley.
Lunch - breakfast
Day 6: Colca Cañon -Arequipa
Visit to the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor (The Condor Cross Overlook), possibility of viewing the majestic Condor, king of the Colca Canyon + the fantastical terraces designed by nature and the hand of man. (Cañón Del Colca).
Stops along the way to visit villages and features of natural and archaeological beauty.
In the afternoon, return to the White City of Arequipa and Extension to Puno
( 21:00) arriving to Puno at 6:00 am.
Day 7 : Puno Titikaka Lake- Uros Island - Amantani Island
Puno - Uros Island
pick up from bus station at 6:00am to Hotel then pick up to the lake port of Puno
Excursion in Titicaca Lake;
Visit to: Uros Floating Islands, Amantani island
Lunch, dinner, breakfast
Overnight in Amantani island in a familiar lodging double accommodation.
Day 8: Titicaca Lake, Amantani, Taquile, Puno
Excursion in Titicaca Lake;
Visit to: Taquile Island
Return to Puno and over night at Hotel
Day 9: South Corridor Puno to Cusco
After breakfast transfer to bus station Inka Express
We are going to catch one of the buses of Inka express to visit many atractive places arqueological sites, picturesque Andean villages, colonial chorches and in the middle part of the trip we will have a lunch in a campestral restaurant. Arriving to Cusco at 5 pm.
Duration all day
Transfer to hotel in Cusco.
Day 10: Cusco - City Tour ( 14:00 pm to 18:30 )
City Tour in the city of Cusco in the afternoom
Visit to the Cathedral and the Sun Temple (Qoricancha).in time of the Incas.
Visit to the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay
Overnight at Hotel in Cusco
Day 11: Sacred Valley - Cusco ( 9:00 am to 19:00 pm)
Excursion by bus to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Guided visit to arqueological places called (Pisaq Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and the marcket)
Lunch in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Return to the Hotel in Cusco.
Day 12: Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco ( full day)
Transfer from hotel to train station
Excursion to the Lost City of the Incas by train round trip
Bus to visit the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu round trip
Visit the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Transfer from the train station to the Hotel.
Day 13: Cusco
Transfer out from hotel to airport or bus station.