International arrival in Lima
Assistance on arrival at the international airport of Lima and transfer to the hotel (not included). Here you will receive a briefing on your tour; receive vouchers for the provision of all services included in the tour and the start of its journey through Peru.
Lima: Pachacamac - City tour in Lima
After breakfast, embark on a 45-minute drive to visit the ancient pre-Columbian Pachacamac Pilgrimage, overlooking the fertile valley of Lurin and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The temple built 700 BC to worship the Sun God is made almost entirely of mud bricks, and is composed of an oracle temple complex, enclosures and catacombs, which have recently been restored. It is considered that was one of the main ceremonial centers of the pre-Inca era. Pilgrims flocked here from far away to worship Pachacamac, creator of the world and its creatures. The best preserved part is the Inca section. Visit the museum that houses an interesting collection of pre-Hispanic relics. Back to Lima, visiting the traditional and picturesque district of Barranco. Free time. In the afternoon. The tour includes tour of the Historic Center of Lima, panoramic view of the Plaza San Martin, visiting the Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, Municipal Palace, Church of Santo Domingo, where the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porres, Lima Colonial and balconies.
To finish our tour, we will take a short walk through the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial and administrative center of the Lima Culture built in the second century A.D. and considered by the Incas as Ñaupallaqta, "Holy People"; Park El Olivar de San Isidro, with olive trees brought from Spain in the fifteenth century; the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, tourist and entertainment center, a symbol of modern Lima and vantage point to appreciate a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Return to hotel.
Lima / Chiclayo: Lord of Sipan Royal Tombs Museum
Early in the morning transfer to Lima airport to board the flight to Chiclayo (not included). Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Then an excursion to the impressive necropolis Rajada 40 minutes from the city of Chiclayo, funeral center of the Mochica culture where they have been discovered many tombs Huaca, the most important are those of the Lords of Sipan (III and V Century) , famous for its gold and semi-precious stones. Discovered in the 80s by a group of Peruvian archaeologists led by Dr. Walter Alva.En the afternoon, visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, museum where you can see a replica of the Tomb of Sipan, and various ceramics and metalwork. This museum has been rated by experts as one of the best and most modern in South America.
Chiclayo: Sican Museum - Pómac - Túcume and Brunning Museum
After breakfast depart for our visit to the Sican Museum, located in Ferreñafe 36 km., To the northeast (20 minutes from Chiclayo) where you can appreciate different treasures from the Sicán Culture, which has been widely studied by the famous archaeologist Dr. Isumi Shimada. The exhibition shows a reconstruction of the tomb, but goes further and presents simultaneously an interpretation of the society to which she belonged, its material elements, their daily lives and mentality. Continuing our excursion to the historical and cultural Forest Sanctuary Pomac, located in centertown of Batangrande, district Pitipo province of Ferreñafe, where we found a set of 20 mud pyramids located in an area of 46 km, being the most important: Huaca de Oro, El Santillo de la Cruz, Horno de los ingenieros, Las Abejas, etc. It is believed that was the center of development of culture Sicán.After lunch, visit the archaeological complex of Tucume 220 hectares, with 26 adobe pyramids; where we find a pyramidal structure known as Huaca Larga 700 mts. long, 280 meters wide, 30 meters high, is the tallest building in South America, and finally a visit to the Brunning Museum, which contains valuable archaeological collections of prehispanic cultures: Moche, Lambayeque or Sican, Chimu and Inca . We also find an important Gold Room with more than 500 pieces of jewelry of our ancestral cultures. Return to your hotel.
Chiclayo / Trujillo: El Brujo - Chan Chan and Huanchaco
Early in the morning after breakfast, shuttle transportation to the city of Trujillo. En route, we visit the archaeological complex El Brujo, three large buildings constructed in different eras: Huaca Prieta, the oldest construction on the Peruvian coast; Huaca El Brujo, a pyramid from the Mochica culture and Huaca Cao Viejo, with remains of an ancient Christian church. Currently, scientific works are being carried out with the magnificent remains recently discovered. On arrival at Chiclayo transfer to hotel. Lunch on your own.Visita to Chan Chan Citadel (10 minutes from Trujillo), ancient capital of the Chimu Empire (XIII century) and the largest adobe city in pre-Hispanic America, covering an area of over 20km2 . Historical and Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO, visiting the Arco Iris Temple, the site museum and Tshudi Palace. Continue to Huanchaco beach frequented by swimmers and surfers, where you can see a marvelous sunset on this beach and fishermen surfing the waves in their traditional "Totora Horses", little reed boats used for fishing since the Inca Empire. Return to your hotel.
Day 6Trujillo / Lima: Huaca del Sol y de la Luna
After breakfast, we going to south of Trujillo (15 min.aprox.), To visit the enormous adobe constructions built by the Mochica culture in the V century, called Temple of the Sun and Moon, with countless tombs and polychrome murals in which their deity is often printed. It is believed that both were complementary, one administrative and the other religious. Return to your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Transfer to your hotel.
Lima / Paracas / Nazca: Excursion to Ballestas Islands
Early in the morning, we moved by bus from Lima to Paracas Peninsula (240 km. South of Lima), where the sanctuary's most important wildlife of the Peruvian coast is. Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands, where we can observe sea lions, boobies, pelicans, penguins and other seabirds. Both the outward and return have the opportunity to see the "Candelabro", a gigantic figure of unknown origin, the style of the Nazca Lines, drawn in the sand on the side of a hill. In the afternoon, transfer by bus transport to the city of Nazca for overnight (450 km. South of Lima).
Free afternoon to enjoy the hotel facilities
We recommend dinner at the hotel.
Nazca / Arequipa Nazca Lines
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we transfer to Nazca airport to board a plane that will make a 30 minutes flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines, huge line drawings of animals, birds and geometric figures etched in the desert, they can only be appreciated from the air. At night departure by bus to the city of Arequipa. Arrival at the White City of Arequipa approx. 6 am, so named for its buildings of white ashlar volcanic stone which is thrown by the Misti volcano. Transfer to your hotel.
Arequipa: City Tour - Santa Catalina Convent and Countryside
In the morning, guided tour of the city of Arequipa, including the Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful of Peru; the Cathedral, an example of Peruvian architecture during the nineteenth century which houses precious treasures of gold and silver; and the Church of the Company, former Jesuit temple, maybe the most important of Arequipa by history and tradition, with a beautiful façade with carved columns, laurel crowns, flowers, birds, etc. A careful look reveals that the European influence had its limits: the angels have Indian faces. Even one of them wears a crown of feathers. Then visit the convent of Santa Catalina, a "small city" of the seventeenth century opened to the public in 1970 after 400 years of faculty, transporting visitors in the past four centuries. It will cover numerous and spacious patios and gardens, the kitchen and slave quarters and stone washtubs of this convent. About 20 nuns still live in a section of the convent, which once housed up to 500 cloistered nuns .Ending the morning tour, transfer to hotel and free time for lunch (not included). We recommend lunch at the restaurant Sol de Mayo. In the afternoon, excursion to the countryside of Arequipa, visiting the Sabandia Mill, flour mill built in 1621, driven by the waters of a waterfall and is currently operational. The Founder's Mansion, an estate of the sixteenth century belonging to the founder of the city, Lord Lieutenant of Governed and Governor Garcia Manuel de Carbajal, then sold to the Jesuits, who used it as a retreat, then passed into the hands of the Goyeneche family . Highlights among its attractions and beautiful restored chapel. Transfer to hotel. Free night. We recommend dinner at the hotel and go to bed early, because the next day our guide will pick you up very early to start your journey to the Colca Canyon.
Arequipa / Colca Canyon: Colca Canyon
Early in the morning, you will embark on an incredible journey of about 4 hours by bus to the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world (3,400 m.), Passing through Pampa Cañahuas in the National Reserve of Aguada white, vicunas and alpacas habitat (South American camelids). We also see beautiful pre-Columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas. Refreshments during the trip. On arrival at Colca Valley, transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon, we recommend rest and acclimatize to the altitude. If you are in good physical condition, you have free time to take a walk around the hotel or take a refreshing bath in the nearby hot springs. Overnight in the Colca Valley.
Colca / Arequipa: Condor Cross
Very early in the morning to the Condor cross, where usually the world's largest bird can be seen flying. During the return we visit the towns of Yanque, Coporaque, Achoma and Maca. Good opportunity to appreciate the life of the inhabitants of these villages has not changed much since Inca times. Lunch at a local restaurant (not included). In the afternoon return to the hotel. Free night. We recommend dinner at the Sambambaia's or La Truffa restaurant.
Arequipa / Puno: Sillustani
Transfer to the airport for departure to Juliaca (Puno Airport) .Arrive to Juliaca and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we visit the famous Sillustani, cylinder burial chambers used by the Aymaras to bury the high priests. Lake Umayo, located in front of the Chullpas, only adds beauty to the place. Here you will have the opportunity to observe several local typical birds from the zone.Transfer to your hotel.
Puno: Lake Titicaca - Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile
Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable motorboat excursion on Lake Titicaca to visit the floating islands of the Uros, ancient pre-Inca Lake, settlers known as the Water Tribe. These Andean natives built their own islands by periodically adding new layers of totora (Scirpus totora), vegetable fiber of the Papyrus family. They also use this material to build their houses and boats. We will continue our trip to Taquile, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed from generation to generation, an efficient and original social system while a magnificent technique of tejido.Para reach the village of Taquile have to climb a stone staircase of 567 steps. There we will have a break and then lunch in a local Taquile inn, walk through the hills and archaelogical sites .In the afternoon, return to Puno and transfer to the hotel.
Free night. We recommend dinner at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.
Puno / Cusco
Breakfast. Morning departure by bus to Cusco, a distance of about 9 hours. We travel along the high plateau of Collao, stopping at the town of Ayaviri, an important center of textile and animal husbandry, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasaya, ruins of ancient culture Pucara. Along the way, we pass through the La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of llamas and vicunas. About three hours later, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec and dedicated to the great Inca God Wiracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. The other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the Temple are several buildings once used as housing or warehouse. During the trip, we pass by the lovely lake Wacarpay that offers spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. Continuing to the beautiful town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sixtine Chapel of the Americas, due to its polychrome ceiling. Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where you can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region. Upon arrival in Cusco, arrival and transfer to your hotel. Dinner on your own.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Cusco: City Tour and nearby ruins
Breakfast. Free morning to rest or personal activities. In the afternoon, we guided tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. The tour continues outside the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco complex. Famous for its enormous carved stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls of the complex. Some of them standing over 9 meters. tall and weigh over 350 tons. Return to Cusco ( Regocijo Square)
Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas / Cusco: Pisac and Ollantaytambo
Guided tour of the Sacred Valley excursion, on the Vilcanota River for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit a typical Indian Market town of Pisac which takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, where we will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its inhabitants and haggle prices with vendors. (Sunday Mass is celebrated in Quechua, the native language) Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley. In the afternoon, stroll through Calca and Urubamba on the way to the Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes of the jungle. We will have the opportunity to walk through the narrow streets and get a clear idea of what this strategic military, religious and cultural center during the Inca Empire. Return to Cusco to spend the night (Plaza Regocijo).
Free night. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the nightlife of Cusco, enjoying a Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the square.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Cusco / Aguas Calientes: Machu Picchu
Early in the morning, we will go to the train station for a three hour drive to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, known as "The Lost City of the Incas". Arrive at Aguas Calientes station to take the bus to take us on a journey of 20 minutes, rising by a zigzag path, to the incredible Machu Picchu. The tour includes a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. free time to stroll around the citadel.
Overnight at the hotel of the town of Aguas Calientes. Free night. We recommend dinner at the hotel.
Aguas Calientes / Cusco
Excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise as well as stroll around the town of Aguas Calientes and visit its thermal waters. Then have time to do any of the following activities (not included in price):
1. Visit the second time the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
2. For the more adventurous, climb Huayna Picchu recommend (if it is not raining) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distance. Top takes about two hours and you can only do so before 13:00 hrs. You need to register at the booth located at the beginning of the course. An exciting adventure for travelers who want to see the contrast between wild nature and the carved stone emerging from the ground as a geological miracle (To visit this place needs to communicate in advance, as revenues are purchased in advance). In the afternoon, return by train to Cusco, transfer to hotel .Free night. We recommend going to bed early.
Cusco / Lima: International Flight
Breakfast. At the appropriate time, transfer to Cusco airport to board your flight to Lima.
End of our services
Lima, Lord of Sipan, Chan Chan and Huaca del Sol y la Luna in Trujillo, Paracas Nazca Lines, Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca Puno and Cusco to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
All our programs can be modified according to your requirements, whatever the length of your tour, interests or specific activities, flight reservations or additional destinations.