peru classic destinations
lima - paracas - ica - nazca - arequipa - colca canyon - puno - lake titicaca - cusco - sacred valley of the incas - ollantaytambo - machu picchu - cusco - lima
reception at the airport of lima and transfer to the selected hotel.
morning we travel 4 hours to pisco, by private transport (private service) or luxury public bus (according your request) - at 11am tour to the national reserve of paracas, coastal landscape with sea fauna. short hike inside of this reserve, where we will visit the cathedral, is a natural rock formation around the sea, mirador de lobos is located at the top of the huge cliff, with nice view of the pacific ocean. late afternoon come back to the selected hotel in pisco or paracas (b).
excursion to ballestas islands (8/10am) by speedboat, on this trip we appreciate the sea wildlife of this part of the pacific ocean and view of the candelabrum, is a figure drawing on the slope of the huge sand dune, located in front of the islands - transfer to the huacachina oasis and sandboarding/dune buggy tour on the hundreds sand dunes - 2 hours travel to nasca, by private van or luxury public bus - stay at the hotel of nazca (b).
in the morning flight over the nasca lines in light plains to observe the mysterious and enigmatic line and figures drawing on the flat driest land by the ancient nasca culture. at 11am land trip to chauchilla cemetery where there are real mummies as old as 2000 years, located on the right bank of the chauchilla valley - in the evening travel to arequipa by luxury public bus - overnight in the bus to arequipa (b).
reception at the bus station and transfer to the hotel - morning city tour to visit the santa catalina monastery and the museum of santuarios andinos, were is the juanita mummy; also know such as "the ice maiden". afternoon is leisure for your personal activities - stay at the selected hotel (b).
departure to the colca canyon in our private 4wd, travel to see the rest of the north part of desierto de atacama and drive up to the highlands crossing the valley of vitor, alto sihuas, el pedregal - short explore the remains of wary culture named huacan - visit the south part of the volcanoes range named pampa qerqe - ampato mountain viewpoint (4300m). arrival to cabanaconde (3280m) and lodging in the hotel - afternoon is at leisure - stay at the selected hotel of cabanaconde (b - l - d).
early morning short hike to the condor cross - after wait for the condors flights - visit several remote villages on the left bank of the second deepest canyon in the world - arrival to chivay (3600m) to have buffet lunch and then 6 hours travel in private 4x4 vehicle to puno (3800m) - stay at the hotel of puno (b - l).
after breakfast we will be transferred to the port in puno to start our titicaca tour, we will use a speed motor boat to visit the floating islands of los uros, and head towards amantani where we will become one more islander. tonight we will be welcome with an andean party, with local musicians. stay in a family home (b - l - d).
after breakfast we will board our boat to move to taquile island, explore hiking the biggest island of this highest navigable lake in the world - after lunch come back to puno - hotel in puno (b - l).
early breakfast and departure to cusco by luxury tourist bus - stopping at different places like la raya pass (4250m), sicuani (lunch), raqchi and pikillaqta archaeological sites - arrival to cusco (3500m) and transfer to the hotel - stay at the selected hotel of cusco (b - l).
morning is leisure for personal activities or optional visits - after lunch is a half day tour to visit the plaza de armas, colony churches, qorikancha sun temple, saqsayhuaman moon temple, qenqo, pucapukara, tambomachay. stay at the selected hotel (b).
full day excursion to the sacred valley by tourist mini bus to visit inca sites and andean markets of pisaq, calca, urubamba and ollantaytambo - hotel in ollantaytambo town (2700m), located in the heart of the sacred valley of the incas (b - l).
morning pick up from the hotel and transfer to the train station to board the train to aguas calientes town and transfer by tourist bus up to machu picchu (2450m), "the lost city of the incas". complete guided tour of this amazing complex located over the urubamba river and protected with the exotic plants and the impressive natural stone walls surrounding this inca architecture - back to aguas calientes by bus (optional 2 hikes down) followed by buffet lunch and then train to cusco - night in the selected hotel (b - l).
the morning is leisure for shopping or personal activities follow by buffet lunch - afternoon transfer to the airport and flight to lima and end of the trip to peru (b - l).
note: if you like to stay one more night in lima, let know us at the booking time to make reservation in the hotel.
b = american breakfast / l = buffet lunch / d = tourist dinner / s = snack
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