Marvelous Classic Circuit: Lima, Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Arequipta, Puno & Cusco 15


ITINERARY


Day 1: LIMA
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Welcome at Lima airport by our staff and transfer to the hotel.


Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: DINNER SHOW
  • Meal: Breakfast, Buffet Dinner + Typical dances peruvian show.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.
  • Places: La Dama Juana Restaurant, Lima.

Breakfast at the hotel. Day off.

19:00 hours.

At the agreed time of 19:00 hours, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred by our driver assigned to a themed restaurant, where you can enjoy a Buffet Dinner + a spectacular show of typical Peruvian dances.

La Dama Juana restaurant is the perfect choice for tonight.

You will have as an option a variety of typical Peruvian dishes in a complete buffet dinner. Enjoy the show and the delicious dinner.

At the end of the dinner show, our staff will be waiting for you to return you back to the hotel.

22:00 Return to the hotel.

Hotel night in the selection.

Day 3: LIMA
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.
  • Places: Free day.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Lima City Tour

We will start with the pick up of all our participants from their different hotels in Lima, and then start with a short visit to the Intihuatana Park, established on the Miraflores Boardwalk, where you will appreciate the magnificent Pacific Ocean. We will continue our tour of the residential districts modern Miraflores and San Isidro; we will have the opportunity to observe outside the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca ceremonial temple in the shape of a pyramid that despite the urban expansion of Lima has endured.

We will continue with the tour to continue to the Parque del Olivar and the Financial Center of Lima, to then visit the Historic Center of Lima, named by UNESCO in 1991 Heritage Cultural de la Humanidad, where the Spanish crown founded the center of the colony in the 16th century, where the first colonies buildings were built. We will be dazzled by the magnificent Plaza de San Martín, old balconies and old houses; the Plaza Mayor and its most outstanding buildings such as the Palace Government, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop and Municipal Palace, the Station of Desamparados and much more.

Between the tours, we will have the opportunity to visit one of the most important convents 17th century highlights. Place where despite the time the relics of the three are protected intact most prominent Peruvian saints, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías,

Then we will return to Miraflores, where we will finish the tour, the option of staying at the Indian market, Larcomar or return to your hotel, will be at your free will.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Lima.
 

Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS AND ICA
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Nazca.
  • Places: Paracas, Ballestas Islands, Guaneras Islands, Ica, Main Square Ica, Huacachina Oasis.
  • Highest Elevation(Huacachina) – 328 meters ASL / 1,076 feet ASL

At 2:50 am, we will pick you up from the hotel to transfer you to the bus station bound for Paracas. The bus leaves at approximately 4:00 am and after 3 hours, we will arrive in Paracas. Arrival in the city of Paracas, reception and transfer. Visit to the Paracas reserve, this is a large protected area located southwest of the city of Pisco.

The name of this beautiful place is derived from a Quechua word that means “sand rain”, probably due to the strong winds that blow the nights in this place. The Paracas reserve is also very important since its waters inhabit abundant amounts of zooplankton and phytoplankton, allowing a variety of fish that allows industrial and artisanal fishing.

This is a very important activity in the town of Pisco. The Paracas Reserve is located in an area of ​​335,000 hectares and is considered one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. During our visit, we can appreciate the beautiful cliffs and beaches, in this place we can learn about the marine flora and fauna of the Paracas Reserve.

We will take the bus back to Paracas and go to Ica for around 3 hours. Upon arrival in Ica, we will continue with the tubular excursions through the dunes of Huacachina, being a fantastic adventure in the midle of the desert where we will enjoy the high and low dunes and where we can feel the adrenaline on these natural desert roller coasters.

On the same desert tour you can practice sandboarding, our guide the instruments so you can do it safely and if you do not have experience in this sport, our guide will instruct you in such a way that you will be sent safe to do it. At 06:00 a.m., we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Ica.

Day 5: NAZCA: OVERFLIGHT TO THE MAJESTIC  LINES OF NAZCA
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa.
  • Places: Ica, Nazca Lines, Nazca Aerodrome, Arequipa.
  • Highest Elevation(Arequipa) – 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the agreed time in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the aerodrome of Born where we will board a light plane for an unforgettable aerial excursion over the Nazca lines. Our bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until to board the plane. This overflight over the Nazca Lines will extend over a large part of the famous lines located in the Nazca desert, whose surface is marked by the gigantic drawings and geometric figures that you can see along the route.

The overflight to the Nasca lines is for approximately 35 minutes and this is the best way of appreciating these extraordinary and fascinating intrinsically drawn lines that they have been a mystery for many years.

We will be able to appreciate the different figures drawn in the surface of the Nazca desert, with representations of animals and plants perfectly stylized, distributed in a great extension of labyrinth of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals that have lasted for almost 2000 years.

This place is one of the most legacies incredible that a culture has left behind and that can only be seen from the sky to an altitude of 1500 feet. At the end of the flyby, we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at approximately 11:30 pm. We will be assisted upon arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 6: Arequipa - City Tour
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa.
  • Places: Arequipa, The Main Square, Selva Alegre residencial area, Yanahuara.
  • Highest Elevation(Arequipa) – 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will have the morning free to rest, go a little around the city center and have lunch.
 

Arequipeña (optional and additional tour)

At around 02:00 pm after the pick up we will start the tour, we go to the district of Cayma visiting the Mirador de Carmen Alto where you can appreciate the beautiful valley of Arequipa, the Chili River and the three volcanoes that surround the White city.

Then we go to the Yanahuara District to visit the viewpoint of the same name, built in ashlar like its mestizo baroque church, continuing our tour. We will pass through the Fierro Bridge (Designed by Gustavo Eiffel), to go to the Sachaca viewpoint on which is the highest in the entire city from where you can see the entire Arequipa countryside.

Then we will visit the Founder's Mansion which is a house where the son of the founder of the city ​​of Arequipa which also in one season was taken by the Chileans in the war as a headquarters. Then we go to the town of Sabandia here we can see the Hydraulic Mill of Sabandia, it was used to grind the grain, this mill is from the colonial era, ending the tour we will go through the Paucarpata district to observe its terraces and Pre-Inca terraces. Then we will visit the Plaza de Armas where the day excursion ends.

Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 7: Arequipa - Chivay - Colca Canyon First Day
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Chivay.
  • Places: Arequipa, Yura, National reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, Pampa Cañahuas, Chivay, Baths of "La Calera".
  • Highest Elevation (Aguada Blanca) – 4,300 meters ASL / 14,107 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel. 08:00 am - 08:30 am

At the scheduled time, departure to Chivay. We will begin the tour on the way to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that area. We will border the majestic Chachani volcano and We will continue through the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in where the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, we can appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA. We will continue with the tour until we reach a small stop in Patahuasi (house on top) to drink the hot coca tea, very for the height where we will be.

We will continue the trip to the bofedales where different species inhabit of both migratory birds to the area according to season, we will continue with our trip until we reach Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 masl approx. Which is also how with the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes like Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani. At midday, we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we will have lunch and stop at after moving to the hotel, you will have time to rest and then meet and visit the thermal baths of La Calera.

These outdoor bathrooms have thermo water medicinal where you can enjoy a very relaxing moment, after the bus tour of the morning. After a prudent hour, we will return to the hotel to rest and spend the night in the Chivay town.

Day 8: COLCA  CANYON - CRUZ DEL CONDOR
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.
  • Places: The Cruz del Condor, Colca Canyon, Chivay, Chilina, Yanque, Puno.
  • Highest Elevation (Cruz del Condor) – 3,800 meters ASL / 12,467 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. approx.

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we will start with the day excursion to the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, where you can observe the majestic flight of the condors and the barrel depth. On this route, we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, dances of the Wititi as well as the typical costume of the Area. Back to Chivay, we will visit the towns of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, where the guide will explain their different customs of the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces.

11:30 am approx. Arrival in Chivay.

11:45 am approx. lunch

01:30 pm approx. We will take the bus to Puno. The bus during the trip, makes small excursions in route, where we can appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca.

Upon arrival in Puno, we will be assisted and transferred to the hotel.

Day 9: PUNO: FULL DAY LAKE TITICACA (UROS  & TAQUILLE ISLANDS)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.
  • Places: Puno, Titicaca lake, Uros floating islands, Taquile Islands, Puno.
  • Highest Elevation (Taquile) – 4,050 meters ASL / 13,287 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 7:00 a.m, our staff will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the port from Lake Titicaca, our local guide will be waiting for us with the boat to start our great adventure around Lake Titicaca.

We will leave towards Uros, on the way our guide will explain us important points of this majestic lake, soon after we will arrive at the famous floating islands from Los Uros. We will make the excursion on the island of Uros, visiting its inhabitants and learning about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands. After visiting these, we will return to the boat and continue our trip to the Island of Taquile. We will sail for approximately 3 hours through Titicaca towards Taquile, a huge island that characterized by its magnificent and beautiful fabrics.

Here you will have the opportunity to observe how people of the island produces splendid textiles such as ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high garments Andean.

Everything made by hand, after appreciating these beautiful works by hand, we will continue until we reach the top of the Island, where we will walk along a beautiful path, somewhat inclined that offers spectacular lake scenery. The most advisable thing is to walk slowly, take it easy and enjoy as much as possible, since they are walking over 3,800 meters in a place of the world.

Approximately 45 minutes later, we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where finally we will rest and visit a small site museum, which through photos shows aspects important in the lives of the people of Taquile. We will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the plaza, at the end of lunch visitors will have free time to visit the workshops Knit and take photos with friendly locals. In the afternoon, we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno, we will arrive in the city at approximately 05:00 pm.

We will spend the night in a hotel in Puno.

Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO “La Ruta Del Sol”
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Places: Puno, Pucará, La raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Sicuani, Cusco.
  • Highest Elevation (Puno) – 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel. At 06:15 am, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the bus station at the Terrestrial terminal in Puno.

Our tour to Cusco will last approximately 10 hours, where we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the most interesting places in the southern highlands, 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 from 20 to 40 minutes, where you can ask questions, take photos and explore the attractions of the place, making this experience an unforgettable activity.

We will arrive in Cusco at 4:30 p.m., we will be picked up from the train station and we will be transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night 

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 RUINS NEARBY
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Places: Cusco, Main square, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.
  • Highest Elevation (Sacsayhuaman) – 3,700 meters ASL / 12,139 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning to acclimatize or make some purchases.

City tour in Cusco in the afternoon.

Our transfer will visit you at your hotel to transfer you to the starting point of your Tour, between 1:00 p.m. and 13:30 hrs. The tour begins in the Cathedral of Cusco, decorated with fine works in carved wood and impressive altars and beautiful paintings, made by the hands of local artists from the School Cusqueña, which keep hidden elements of indigenous thought.

Then, we will take a short walk through the streets of the historic center towards the Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun considered an indigenous religious sanctuary, where we will appreciate the fine work of lithic technology made by the Incas. With the highest level of hard stone cutting without being able to insert a sheet of paper and that despite the earthquakes, remain stable to date.

Finished the visit to the Qoricancha we will board the bus that will take us to Sacsayhuaman located 3km away. From the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman offers us a panoramic view of the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman was built with large limestone blocks weighing from 25 to 130 tons. Composed of three serpentine overlapping terraces (zigzag). We will also arrive at Qenqo, which means labyrinth, it is located one kilometer from Sacsayhuaman, establishes a limestone-based construction that shows stone sculpture in 500 m2 accompanied by structures that according to historians were used for astronomical study, religious and embalming and / or mummification.

Then we will meet Puca Pucara: coming from two Quechua words that means Puca (red) Pucara (fortress) “red fortress”, strategic place for control and surveillance of access and exit from the city Imperial of Cusco, which was used as a territorial border to divide the regions and establish the displacement regimes.

Finally, we will visit Tambomachay: resting place, located 9 km from the city of Cusco, more known as the Inca Baths for the water sources, or also known as the waters of the eternal youth for the flow of its waters that is constant and offers us part of the Inca trail that goes from Cusco to Machupicchu. This city tour in the city of Cusco ends at 6:30 p.m. approximately near the Plaza de Armas.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 12: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY AND TRAIN TO  MACHUPICCHU PUEBLO
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Calca, Lamay, Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes.
  • Highest Elevation (Cusco) – 3,399 meters ASL / 11,151 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

This day we will make the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, tour that will start at 08:30 a.m., time when we will pick you up at your hotel, the first place to visit is Pisaq with its typical craft market you will also visit the Pisaq archaeological group with its picturesque terraces cultivated in the mountains. Then we will go to Urubamba where we have included a buffet lunch. Continuing with the tour, we will go to the Ollantaytambo Fortress also known as the living Inca city.

Finally we will go to the Ollantaytambo train station, to board the train which departs at 4:36 p.m. (may change depending on the reservation date), towards Aguas Calientes, where we will arrive averaging 18:09 hrs. (According to schedule), we will spend the night in a selected hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town). Optionally, visit to the town's hot springs.

Overnight at the hotel of choiced in Aguas Calientes.

Day 13: AGUAS CALIENTES: MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Places: Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Cusco.
  • Highest Elevation (Cusco) – 3,399 meters ASL / 11,151 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up from the hotel 05:00 am.

After getting up very early and having breakfast, we will go up to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and we will be able to determine the spectacular sunrise of this wonder.

They will make an excursion with our guide through the citadel of Machu Picchu, for a period of 2 hours, on the tour you will visit the most important sites of this city such as: the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and Cemeteries.

You will be given free time to take a walk around the citadel. They will have the whole morning in Machu Picchu to take photos and be in this mystical place. At the end of your free time you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and according to the train schedule back to Ollantaytambo you will go to the Ollantaytambo station, when you arrive our staff will be waiting for you, to transport you by bus to the city ​​of Cusco, arriving at an average of 23:00 hrs.

Transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 14: CUSCO - RAINBOW MOUNTAIN FULL DAY
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Highest Elevation (Vinicunca) – 5,080 meters ASL / 11,151 feet ASL

The tour starts early in the morning, we will pass by your hotel in Cusco between 04:00 and 04:30 am.

To travel in a tourist transport for approximately two hours to the south, until we reach the Cusipata - Paucarpata district, (3310 masl.) Where we can enjoy a buffet breakfast, then we will travel by car for another 1 hour until we reach the checkpoint and start the walk (Llaqto). The walk will last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes; we will observe the typical flora and fauna of the Andes, among which the presence of Llamas and Alpacas stands out. We will pass through beautiful gorges and we will see snow-capped peaks, upon reaching the viewpoint of Vinicunca or Montaña de Colores (5080 masl.).

Our guide will give us an explanation about the orography, ecosystem and color of the mountain. We can also take advantage of the moment to observe the Vinicunca mountain range (5020 m / 16,466 ft.), take the souvenir photos and admire the beautiful landscape, and then we will return along the same path to the point where we start the walk (Llaqto) where our transport will be waiting to arrive. We return to Cusipata, where we will enjoy the buffet lunch. After lunch, we will start the return trip to the city of Cusco, arriving between 4 and 5 in the afternoon. The last stop will be near the Plaza de Armas of Cusco 

Overnight in Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Highest Elevation (Cusco) – 3,399 meters ASL / 11,151 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer hotel - airport.

Flight Cusco Lima.

Arrival to Lima.

Waiting at the airport for international flight.


MORE INFORMATION


  • Transfer inn and out at each destination.
  • 03 nights accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Buffet dinner and artistic show at Dama Juana Restaurant
  • 01 night accommodation in Nasca with breakfast
  • Ballestas Islands
  • City tour Ica
  • Overflight the Nasca lines without taxes
  • 02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfasts
  • City tour in Arequipa with viewpoints
  • 01 night accommodation in Colca 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
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfasts
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • City Tour + 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Full Day Mountain of Colors + breakfast and buffet lunch
  • Bus Consetur up and down.
  • Ollantaytambo train - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Expedition Train + Lunch at El Mapy restaurant, is for category 2 and 3 stars and Vistadome + Lunch at Tinkuy restaurant (Sanctuary Lodge) for category 4 and 5 stars)
  • 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 USD $ 200 per person.
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  • Repellent
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  • Extra clothes
  • Extra money for buy souvenirs or snacks.
  • Water bottle or canteen.

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*** Each reservation requires a USD $ 200.00 deposit as a down payment per person + 10% transfer tax (Total USD $ 220.00). The final balance can be paid at our Local office in cash during your briefing a day or two before your trip.

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