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Southern Peru: Lima, Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Arequipa and Cusco

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DAY 1: LIMA ARRIVAL

Transfer to your hotel.

DAY 02: LIMA – BALLESTAS ISLANDS – ICA (B)

We will catch a local bus to head Paracas. We will then take a tour to the Ballestas. After lunch, we will head to Huacachina Oasis. 

DAY 03: NAZCA – CHAUCHILLA CEMETERY – NIGHT BUS TO AREQUIPA (B)

During the morning we will visit an ancestral Nazca cemetery located in the arid desert. These people designed the mysterious Nazca Lines, that can only be recognized from the air. 

DAY 04: AREQUIPA –AFTERNOON CITY TOUR  (B)

Transfer from the bus station to the hotel. Arequipa is the most beautiful city in Peru and sits in the shadow of Misti volcano. After lunch, we will take a guided city tour throughout Arequipa.

DAY 05: AREQUIPA – COLCA CANYON – CHIVAY (B)

The trip towards the Colca Canyon will take us 5 hour through breathtaking scenery. Finally, we arrive at our beautiful lodge after which you might want to take a swim in the natural hot springs of Chivay.

DAY 06: CRUZ DEL CONDOR – CHIVAY – PUNO (B)

Today we will visit the Cruz del Condor to observe the majestic condors flying followed by an adventurous walk over the canyon. Afterwards we will take a bus to reach Puno.

DAY 07: LAKE TITICACA: UROS ISLAND – TAQUILE ISLAND (B, L)

Our journey will begin with the Uros Floating Islands. After, you will proceed to the Island of Taquile. Here we will have the lunch. In the afternoon, the boat will take you back to Puno.

DAY 08: TOURIST BUS PUNO – CUSCO  (B)

Transfer to the bus station where you will board the bus to Cusco. You will enjoy several shorts stops to take in panoramic views. In Sicuani where you’ll have a delicious buffet lunch. Upon arrival you will take to your hotel.

DAY 09: SACRED VALLEY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES (B, L)

We are going to visit Pisac site and we have lunch at local restaurant. Our journey continues to Ollantaytambo, where we will visit the archaeological complex. In the afternoon, we will travel to Agua Calientes by train, where we’ll spend the night

DAY 10: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (B)

After a good night sleep, we will travel firstly by bus to the mountain of Machu Picchu. The tour will be guided for 2:30 hours. You will have some free time to discover the secrets of that mysterious place on your own. In the afternoon, we will return to our hotel in Cusco.

DAY 11: AFTERNOON CITY TOUR – CATEDRAL, QORICANCHA, 4 RUINS (B)

We explore the city by foot. After this we take a short drive to visit Sacsayhuaman along with Tambomachay

DAY 12 TRANSFER HOTEL – CUSCO AIRPORT (B)

We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport of Cusco so you can take your flight back home.
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Important Information
Departure Point
You will be picked-up at your hotel.
Departure Time
(Every day, including holidays).
Duration
12 days
Inclusions
  • Accommodation: 11 night(s) in hotel(s) in Lima, Ica, Paracas ,Arequipa Puno Cusco, Aguas Calientes.
  • Excursions: Lima, Ica , Paracas Arequipa Puno Lake Titicaca Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.
  • Transfers: All airport transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off, all transfers are assisted by English-speaking staff.
  • Transport: bus, minivan, train, on foot, boat.
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru.
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items.
  • Pre & post tour accommodation.
  • Spending money – allow approximately US$ 35-50 per day to cover meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras.
  • Meals not noted.
  • Entrance fee to optional climbed of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • WHAT TO BRING:
  • During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both free of charge.
  • Original passport or identity card
  • Small bag for accessories (allowed are maximum 6 kg in the train to and from Aguas Calientes)
  • Daypack for personal items
  • Comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear (hiking boots or sandals recommended)
  • Extra money for souvenirs and handicrafts
  • Camera and charger
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf or hat in order to protect against the intense sun
  • Warm jacket for the evening
  • Personal medications
  • Tickets to Huayna Picchu (subject to availability) US$35.00
  • Train Vistadome Round Trip US$40.00
  • Single Supplement US$300.00
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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  • Duration: 12 days
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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