Peru Explorer

15Days 4,

Program Overview

This tour is designed to explorer the main tourist attractions of Peru. We start in the city of Lima where we will know its tourist sites and museums. Then we will go by bus to Nazca where we will fly over its enigmatic lines. The tour continues in the famous White City of Arequipa, with its beautiful Plaza de Armas and great museums. We will visit the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world.

Discover Cusco, the capital of the Empire of the Incas and visit its archeological sites. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas which houses the most interesting archeological sites, and then arrive at one of the wonders of the world: Machu Picchu.

Then we continue to the city of Puno and travel to Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and its beautiful islands.

Group Sizes: Minimum 2 persons

Itinerary

DAY 01: LIMA

Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

DAY 02 : LIMA / NAZCA

In the morning city tour of colonial Lima visiting the Cathedral, Pizarro’s Grave, San Francisco Catacombs, passing through the Senate building, the Palace of Torre Tagle. Pm. Early afternoon departure by bus toward Nasca, B.

DAY 03: NAZCA / AREQUIPA

Morning flight over the mysterious Nasca Lines, huge geometrical and animals figures etched in the desert floor before 800 AD. These may have astronomical signifance , or they may be related to a mountain worship cult.

Afternoon free 21.30 pm. Departure by bus toward Arequipa , B.

DAY 04: AREQUIPA

Arrival and transfer. Morning free to relax In the afternoon A city tour visiting the Santa Catalina convent, without doubt the gem of Arequipa, finally opened to the public in 1970,after 400 years of seclusion. Main square, la Compañía Cloister, and the suburbs of Cayma and Yanahuara with a magnificent view of «el Misti» Volcano. Hotel.

DAY 05: AREQUIPA – COLCA CANYON

Departure by bus toward the Colca Canyon, passing over the Chachani volcano foot. During the trip we will pass by Pampa Cañahuas, Arrieros (Vicuña’s National Reserve) Vizcachani and small villages. We will get to an altitude of 13200 feet where you will apreciate natural lagoons, with its flora and fauna, as well as rocky shapes Haunted Castles like. Arrival to Chivay throught Colca Valley. B.

DAY 06: COLCA – AREQUIPA

Departure toward «Cruz del Condor» where the Canyon begins, appreciating its depth and the famous condors in its natural habitat. After a brief stopover at the condor cross, we will continue the trip throught the Colca Valley, admiring small towns and visiting some of its churches. Also you will appreciate hanging pre-Inca tombs, impressive andean terraces. Return to Chivay and back to Arequipa city Passing by Patapampa volcanoe’s observatory point 15,840 feet Chucura Tojra .B.

DAY 07: AREQUIPA – CUSCO

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

Morning free in the afternoon visit to nearby archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman. qenqo, Puca Pucara, tambomachay and city tour, including the impressive Temple of the sun and the cathedral. B

DAY 08: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the tipycal colorful open air market of Pisaq (only sunday, tuesday, thursday ) in the morning. The impressive Ollantaytambo, an important ceremonial site with some of the finest stonework achieved by the Incas in the afternoon. back to Cusco. B

DAY 09: CUSCO – MACHUPICCHU

Early Morning board train to the legendary Lost City of the Incas. So well hidden by the misty ramparts of the Vilcabamba Range that it was never found by the Spaniards. Guided excursion and overnight in Aguas Calientes.B.

DAY 10: MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

Free day to Visit again Machupicchu by your own or just relax on the Natural hot springs. In the afternoon return to Cusco by train.B.

DAY 11: CUSCO

Free day at leisure or visit museums and churches.B.

DAY 12: CUSCO – PUNO

Full day bus ride through the high Andes to Puno with magnificent scenery of landscape.B.

DAY 13: PUNO

Today we will enjoy a fascinating excursion on the Lake Titicaca visiting the floating reed Uros island and Taquile Islands where the people is renowed for their weaving and handicraft. They have one of the ancient textiles. B.L.

DAY 14: PUNO – LIMA

Morning visit to the pre- Columbian funeral towers at Sillustani inmediatly transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. B.

DAY 15: LIMA – HOME

Transfer to the airport for your international flight.

The price includes

Booking for budget Hostals as detailed above, based on double occupancy. All scheduled land, lake and air transportations. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking professional guide services. All entrance fees. Meals and domestic flight airfares as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L= Lunch; D=Dinner.

The price doesn´t include

International airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages and items of personal nature.

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