International arrival in Lima
Assistance on arrival at the international airport of Lima and transfer to your hotel. 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: City Tour / Arequipa
In the morning, guided tour of the most important and attractive places of Lima, the "City of Kings". The tour includes tour of the Historic Center of Lima, panoramic view of the Plaza San Martin, 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. Then visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, convent cloisters and chapter rooms and tangerine, Chorus and Library of the monks, museum that displays 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings by Zurbaran and Rivera, great patio decorated with Seville tiles of XVI century, Moorish arches and underground catacombs. Finally, we visit 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 in Lima. Lunch on your own. Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival, one of our representatives will greet you and take you to your hotel.
Arequipa: City Tour
Breakfast. 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 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 nuns. Return to hotel in Arequipa. Lunch on your own
Arequipa / Cusco: City Tour and nearby ruins
Breakfast. Transfer to Arequipa airport to take your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, you transfer to your hotel where you will rest to acclimatize. Lunch on your own. 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.
Back to Cusco (Regocijo Square)
Cusco: The Sacred Valley
Guided excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota River for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit a typical Indian market town of Pisac, where we will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its inhabitants and haggle prices with vendors. 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 ( Regocijo Square)
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Cusco: Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
Early in the morning, we will go to the train station for a three hours 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 30 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.
Machu Picchu: 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 you 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.
In the afternoon, back to Cusco by train, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Cusco / Puno
Early morning departure by bus to the city of Puno (3,860 m.s.n.m.). During the trip we pass Wacarpay Lagoon, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. We visit the pre Inca citadel Pikillacta located very close to the lake. Pikillacta is a Quechua word that means "city of fleas" and is one of the most spectacular centers of the Wari culture. These ruins consist of over 700 structures of some walls were erected to nearly 12 meters altura.Seguiremos to the picturesque village of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of America, for its wealth of colonial art and frescoes covering walls, baseboards, ceilings and doorways. Along the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we visit the spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca god Viracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base and other walls made of adobe. Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. Approximately 70 kms. later, we pass through La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of llamas and vicunas. Then we travel along the plateau of Collao, stopping at the town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile center, to visit the temple Kalasaya, belonging to the ancient culture Pucara. Lunch in a pleasant, quiet and peaceful place, where we enjoy the regional cuisine. In the afternoon, we arrive at Puno and take you to your hotel. Overnight in Puno.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Puno: Titicaca Lake, Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile Island
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 continue sailing to Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed from generation to generation, an efficient and original social system while a magnificent weaving technique. Upon arrival lunch. Then we will walk through the various hills and archaeological sites. In the afternoon, we return to Puno for overnight at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
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 of the area. Transfer to the airport for departure to Lima.
End of our services
Travel package that includes a visit to the most outstanding places of Peru: Machu Picchu, a citadel of stone covered with mystery, and whose history, to date, has not been fully discovered by archaeologists, nor the true purpose its construction. Arequipa, which means "yes, I stay." It is not occasional, however, his name has become a reality over time; in the streets of the city, its walls "ashlar", and the attitude of its people, is where you can feel a peculiar energy, a strange impulse that invites you to stay indefinitely in this city. Puno, according to legend, was the place where the Inca civilization was born, as Manco Capac, the first Inca, rose from the foam of Lake Titicaca, and under the command of the Sun god, and founded the great empire. Lake Titicaca, at 3,815 m, is the highest navigable lake in the world and the second largest in South America. The perfect circuit to have a global vision of Peruvian history!
Tour Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile Island.
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.