EXCURSION IN PERU 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
LIMA - NAZCA - AREQUIPA - CUSCO - 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS FROM U.S. ONLY $ 1,299
DAY 1: Lima
Arrival at the airport in Lima where you will be greeted by a Inglés.Traslado speaking guide to hotel
DAY 2: Lima – Paracas
Today you will travel from Lima to Paracas in a luxury bus (without guide). In the afternoon arrive in Paracas and you will receive the rest of the day off.
DAY 3: Paracas – Nazca
After breakfast, you will have an excursion by boat to the Ballestas Islands, where many species of animals can be observed. You also have the opportunity to see the famous three-pronged candelabra (candelabra), carved in the sand with a technique similar to the Nazca Lines.
Evening transfer to Paracas to Nazca in a luxury bus (without guide).
DIA 4: Nazca – Arequipa
After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to fly over the mysterious Nazca lines and see the huge figures in the sand - the spider, monkey, bird.
In the afternoon drive back to Arequipa in a luxury bus (without guide). Spend the night aboard the bus.
Pase la noche a bordo del autobús.
DAY 5: Arequipa
Early arrival in Arequipa, where an English speaking guide will be welcomed.
Transfer to hotel In the afternoon, we toured the city's historic center, visiting the Santa Catalina Convent, the Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit church of La Compañía and its beautifully-painted chapel, the Church of San Francisco, San Lazaro District, Selva Alegre and the typical districts of Cayma and Yanahuara for a magnificent view of the Misti volcano. Return to hotel.
DAY 6: Arequipa – Colca
After breakfast, begin your journey to the Colca Canyon, taking the road to Yura Chachani up to Pampa Cañahuas (White Wash and Book Salt Mine) "habitat of vicunas.
You can also see the alpacas and flora of the area. After lunch (not included), we arrive at Chivay of the city and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 7: Colca – Arequipa
Today early in the morning we visit the Cruz del Condor, where you can observe one of the deepest canyons in the world where you can see the impressive and majestic flight of the condors. On the way back to Chivay small towns such as crosses, Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma, Yanque, etc. After the return to Arequipa.
DAY 8: Arequipa – Cusco
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Cusco (flight not included). On arrival to Cuzco, to be received by an English speaking guide at the airport and transfer to comfortable hotel which is advised to rest for a while to acclimate to the altitude.
DAY 9: Cusco
Morning at leisure.
In the afternoon city tour half day begins. It will show the exact center of the Inca empire, the Plaza de Armas. There you will find the cathedral built on the ruins of the Inca Palace. The cathedral borders on other churches on both sides. Next stop is the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings that are being used as hotels, for example. Also visit Sacsayhuaman, a ruin located approx. 3 km above the Cuzco.
Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view of the city. After that, then stop shortly Tampu Machay, the bath of the Inca, Kenko, the giant rock whose niches and gaps were carved in a strange way, and Puca Pucara, the ruin of a fortress. Return to Cuzco, where you can relax, enjoy local food and a lively nightlife.
DAY 10: Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
After breakfast, you will discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas, there you will have the opportunity to purchase local handicrafts in the special and traditional Pisac Indian market performed every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. This shows the market and markets a variety of fine crafts of various kinds: real tissues, sweaters, alpaca rugs, tapestries, sculptures, jewelry, etc. On the way to Ollantaytambo, free time for lunch at a restaurant típico.Ollantaytambo is the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas, with canals unchanged since Inca times, a stroll through the narrow streets will recall its ancient heritage. Return to Cusco.
DAY 11: Cusco – Machu Picchu – CuscoAfter breakfast, pick up from your hotel and transfer by bus to the train station where the journey begins on a train that climbs the mountain in zigzag slopes and then rattles down into the fertile plain of the valley of Urubamba, Ollantaytambo happens and go to Aguas Calientes. Small buses from here go up the steep mountain to the ruin of Machu Picchu town called Lost City of the Incas. You will be amazed at how the Incas were able to build this city on a misty mountaintop.
In the afternoon return by train to Cuzco.
Moving the train station to your hotel
DAY 12 Cusco – Lima
In time transfer to airport for your flight back to Lima and Puerto Maldonado if you continue your journey in Peru.
The Service Includes
- 11 Nights accommodation at selected hotels in each city to visit.
- 11 breakfasts
- Tours as specified in the itinerary with the help of a local professional guide.
- Regular services in the home group
- Tax Law