Extraordinary Classic Circuit in 18 days


ITINERARY

Day 1: LIMA

Day 1: LIMA
Day 1: LIMA

Reception and welcome at the airport in Lima and transfer to the selected hotel.

Overnight in Lima.


Day 2: LIMA - DINNER SHOW

Day 2: LIMA - DINNER SHOW
Day 2: LIMA - DINNER SHOW

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day.

19:00 Hours.

At the scheduled hour in the evening, we will transfer you to a theme restaurant, where you will enjoy of a Buffet Dinner + a spectacular show of typical Peruvian dances.

The restaurant La Dama Juana is the perfect choice for this night. Our assigned driver will pick him up and transfer him to the restaurant. You will have as an option a variety of typical Peruvian dishes in a full buffet dinner. Enjoy the show and the exquisite dinner.

After the dinner show, our driver will be waiting for you to take you back to the hotel.


Day 3: LIMA

Day 3: LIMA
Day 3: LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel.

City Tour Lima

The day starts with the pick up of our participants from each of their hotels in Lima, after the after a short visit to the Intihuatana Park, located on the Malecon in Miraflores, where we will observe the Pacific Ocean. We will continue our tour through the residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, we will also observe outside the Huaca Pucllana, a temple pre-Incan ceremonial pyramid-shaped that has endured the urban expansion of Lima.

Then the tour will continue to the Parque del Olivar and the Financial Center and then to the Historical Center of Lima, catalogued by UNESCO in 1991 as a Cultural Heritage of the Humanity, where the center of the Spanish colony was established in the 16th century where the first buildings. We will appreciate the San Martín Square, its balconies and old houses, the and its most important buildings such as the Government Palace, the Lima Cathedral, the Archbishop and Municipal, the Desamparados Station and others.
We will enter one of the most relevant convents of the 17th century. Where the relics are still preserved of the three most important Peruvian saints, Saint Rose of Lima, Saint Martin de Porres and Saint John Macias, and then return to Miraflores where we will finish our tour, you will have the option to stay at the Indian market, at Larcomar or return to your hotel.


Day 4: Full Day Paracas - Ica

Day 4: Full Day Paracas - Ica
Day 4: Full Day Paracas - Ica

At 2:50 am we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the bus station with destination to Paracas. The bus will leave at approximately 4:00 am and after 3 hours, we will get to Paracas.

8:00am after a warm welcome in Paracas, we will start the Ballestas Island Tour.

From the Paracas resort, you can visit the Ballestas Islands by boat where they live sea lions, guano birds, penguins and a diversity of marine fauna. In the course of appreciates a very enigmatic figure, El Candelabro, immortalized on the side of a hill, is a geoglyph of rock formation eroded by the wind and the sea. It measures around 120 meters long which is also known as the Three Crosses or Trident. The best is to appreciate it from the sea.

Around noon, we will take the bus back to Paracas and head to Ica for about Three hours. Upon arrival in Ica we will continue with the tubular excursions through the dunes of the Huacachina, being a fantastic adventure in the middle of the desert where we will enjoy the high and low dunes and where you can feel the adrenaline on these natural Russians mountains in the desert.

In the same tour through the desert, you will be able to practice sandboarding; our guide will instruct you so that you can do it safely and if in case you do not have experience in this sport, our guide will instruct you in such a way that you will feel safe to do so.

At about 06:00 pm we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night.

Nohe from hotel in Ica.


Day 5: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Day 5: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES
Day 5: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the agreed hour in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the Nazca where we will board a light plane for an unforgettable air tour over the Nazca Lines. Our bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until to board the plane.

This flight over the Nazca Lines will extend over most of the famous located in the Nazca Desert, whose surface is marked by gigantic drawings and geometrical figures that you will be able to appreciate along the way.

The overflight to the Nazca lines is for approximately 35 minutes and this is the best way of appreciating these extraordinary and fascinating lines intrinsically drawn that 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 animal and plant representations perfectly stylized, distributed in a large maze of lines, trapezes, triangles and spirals that have lasted for almost 2,000 years. This place is one of the most unbelievable that a culture has left behind and that can only be appreciated from the sky to an altitude of 1500 feet.

At the end of the flight, we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at 11:30 pm approximately.
We will be assisted on our arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.

Overnight Arequipa.


Day 6: AREQUIPA: TOUR LA CAMPÍÑA AREQUIPEÑA

Day 6: AREQUIPA: TOUR LA CAMPÍÑA AREQUIPEÑA
Day 6: AREQUIPA: TOUR LA CAMPÍÑA AREQUIPEÑA

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will have the morning free to be able to rest, to walk a little for the center of the city and lunch.

Arequipa (optional and additional tour)

Around 2:00pm you will be picked up from your hotel to start the tour through the Arequipa countryside. This interesting tour begins with a visit to the monuments architectural and most beautiful natural viewpoints that surround the white city.

Our mobility will go to the outskirts of the city where we will visit the beautiful Mirador de Sachaca, which will offer us a spectacular natural panorama of Arequipa and its volcanoes.

Our vehicle will continue towards the Mansion of the Founder, a beautiful construction from the colonial period, where the founder of the city of Arequipa García Manuel de Carvajal lived in the 15th century. To finish we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and arriving this is the Sabandia Mill, a majestic construction made of volcanic rock known as sillar, in the place you will appreciate an old stone mill that was built in the year 1785. The tour ends at 06:00pm in the city centre.

Overnight in Arequipa.

We will have the night in Arequipa.


Day 7: AREQUIPA: COLCA CANYON

Day 7: AREQUIPA: COLCA CANYON
Day 7: AREQUIPA: COLCA CANYON

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00am - 08:30am

At the scheduled hour, departure from Chivay.

We will start the tour by the road to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of this area, we will border the majestic Chachani volcano and we will continue through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in where the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the zone, we will be able to appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA.

We will continue the tour until we reach a small stop in Patahuasi (house at the top) to drink the hot coca tea, very for height where we will be.

We will continue the journey to the bofedales where different species live of both migratory birds to the area according to season, we will continue our journey until we reach Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 m.a.s.l. which I also know how to Viewpoint of the 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 followed by a transfer to the hotel, you will have some time to rest and then meet up and visit the thermal baths of La Calera. These open-air baths have thermal water where you can enjoy a very relaxing moment, after the bus tour of the tomorrow.

After a prudent hour, we will return to the hotel so that we can rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.


Day 8: COLCA CANYON - CRUZ DEL CONDOR

Day 8: COLCA CANYON - CRUZ DEL CONDOR
Day 8: COLCA CANYON - CRUZ DEL CONDOR

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. approx. After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we will start with the day's excursion to the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, where you can observe the majestic flight of the condors and the canyon depth. On this trip we will stop at the village of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, dances of the Wititi as well as the typical costume of the Zone. Back to Chivay we will visit the villages of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, where the guide will explain us 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)

Day 9: PUNO: FULL DAY LAKE TITICACA (UROS & TAQUILLE ISLANDS)
Day 9: PUNO: FULL DAY LAKE TITICACA (UROS & TAQUILLE ISLANDS)

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 7:00 am, our staff will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the port of Lake Titicaca, our local guide will be waiting for us with the boat to start our great adventure on Lake Titicaca. We will leave in the direction of Uros, on the way our guide will explain important points of this majestic lake, soon after we will arrive at the famous floating islands of the Uros.

We will make the excursion in the island of Uros, visiting its inhabitants and learning about customs of these communities that have lived for years in the highlands.
After visiting these, we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Island of Taquile.

We will sail for approximately 3 hours on the Titicaca in the direction of Taquile, a huge island that is 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 after appreciating these beautiful handmade works, we will continue with the until we reach the top of the island, where we will walk along a beautiful path, somewhat inclined offers spectacular landscapes of the lake.

The most advisable is to walk slowly, take it easy and enjoy as much as possible, since they are walking over 3800 meters high in a world. Approximately 45 minutes later, we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we will finally we will rest and visit a small site museum, which through photos shows aspects important part of the lives of the people of Taquile.

We will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the after lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the workshops of the knitting and taking pictures with the friendly locals. In the afternoon, we will go down to the pier and we will undertake our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00pm.

Overnight at hotel in Puno.


Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO - The Route of the Sun

Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO - The Route of the Sun
Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO - The Route of the Sun

Breakfast at the hotel.

Around 06:15am, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus at the Puno terminal.

Our journey to Cusco will last 10 hours approximately, where we will have 4 excursions and guided tours 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 Raya at 4335 meters above sea level and the Inka Aymara Museum in Pukara. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where they can ask questions, take pictures and explore the attractions of the place, making this experience an unforgettable one.

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


Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS
Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning free to acclimatize or do some shopping.

City tour in Cusco in the afternoon.

Our transfer will visit you at your hotel to take you to the starting point of your tour, between 13:00 hrs and 13:30 hrs. The tour begins at the Cusco Cathedral, decorated with fine carved woodwork and impressive altars and beautiful paintings, made by the hands of local artists from the Cusqueña, which hold hidden elements of indigenous thought.

Then we will take a short walk through the streets of the historical 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 insert a sheet of paper and that despite the earthquakes they remain stable to date. Completed the visit to the Qoricancha we will board the bus that will take us to Sacsayhuaman located 3km. from the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman offers us a panoramic view of the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman was built with large blocks of limestone weighing from 25 to 130 tons. It is made up of three terraces superimposed in a serpentine form (zigzag).

We will also reach Qenqo, which means labyrinth, is located one kilometer from Sacsayhuaman, establishes a construction based on limestone rock that shows stone sculpture in 500 mts2 accompanied by structures that according to the historians served for the astronomical study, religious and embalming and/or mummification.

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

Finally, we will visit Tambomachay: a place to rest, located 9 km from the city of Cusco, more known as the Baths of the Inca for the water sources, or also known as the waters of the eternal youth by the constant flow of its waters that offers us part of the Inca road that goes from Cusco to Machupicchu. This city tour in the city of Cusco ends at 18:30 hrs approximately near the Plaza de Armas.

Overnight at selected hotel.

Overnight in Cusco


Day 12: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY AND TRAIN TO MACHUPICCHU TOWN

Day 12: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY AND TRAIN TO MACHUPICCHU TOWN
Day 12: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY AND TRAIN TO MACHUPICCHU TOWN

8:00am Pick up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, we will be leaving the city to cross the archaeological park of Sacsahuaman and reach the Taray viewpoint, wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current farmland that the archaeological site of Pisaq is located around the sacred river of the Inkas Willcamayuc; later we visited the archaeological park of Pisaq,

We will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq, which is very colorful because the local people come to sell or acquire local products that the population needs.

Pisaq's indigenous market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. At the end of free time we will continue our journey towards the village of Urubamba, where we will have time to have lunch at the restaurant with buffet service, where you can taste some of the a great variety of dishes presented with the best products of the area.
Continuing our trip, we arrive at the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo.

Ollantaytambo reminds us of a mythical love story, a drama that makes love prevail before all obstacles, it is believed that this city was built by the Inca General Ollantay at a time of rebellion against the Inca's royal army by preventing his union with the beautiful Princess Cusi Qoyllor “beautiful star”.

After our free time and according to the hour we will be boarding the tourist train towards the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town.
Arrival to Machupicchu town, personalized assistance at the train station and transfer to the hotel selected.

Optionally, visit to the town's hot springs.


Day 13: HOT SPRINGS: MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

Day 13: HOT SPRINGS: MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO
Day 13: HOT SPRINGS: MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel.

6:30 a.m. Transfer from the hotel to the bus station

We will board the tourist bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu, along the 30 minutes approximately, we appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve.

After a while, we start our guided tour

This 2-hour guided tour will visit the main palaces and attractions of the Inca city and it is attractive.

After that, you will have free time to enjoy this world wonder at your own pace.

We recommend that you visit the Casa de las Escogidas, the Intiwatana (sundial, which marks the seasons of year), Kallancas (sheds for the warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as its wide areas with terraces.

Also, climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, visit the Sun Gate and Inca Bridge or whatever you see for convenience in that time.

Even if you were not able to visit, the town's hot springs the night before, this day will have time enough to enjoy it.

At the indicated time, we will be approaching the train station, to board the train and start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and then a tour bus to Cusco.
The train usually leaves at 03:20 pm

07:00 pm arrival in Cusco.

Transfer to the Hotel


Day 14: CUSCO RELAXED

Day 14: CUSCO RELAXED
Day 14: CUSCO RELAXED

Breakfast at the hotel

Free day for personal activities and shopping

Overnight in Cusco.


Day 15: CUSCO - PUERTO MALDONADO

Day 15:  CUSCO - PUERTO MALDONADO
Day 15: CUSCO - PUERTO MALDONADO

Breakfast at the hotel

At a previously arranged time, transfer to the airport.

Flight Cusco - Puerto Maldonado

Wait in Puerto Maldonado and transfer to Ecoamazonia.

We will start our program, with the city tour. Then we will go to the Capitanía Port, where our boat will be waiting for you to sail the Bajo Madre de Dios River (Serpentine River). After approximately 2 hours, we will arrive at our lodge, located 30 kilometers from the city of Puerto Maldonado. In this journey, we will be able to observe rural places destined to agricultural and cattle activities near the city. If the weather is good, we will see colorful plants, such as the giant flower heliconias, and the possibility of observing animals, such as capybaras, caimans, water turtles, herons, cormorants, and carrion and prey birds. When you arrive at our lodge, you will be welcomed with a delicious nectar of Amazon tropical fruits and taken to your comfortable rooms (bungalow), conditioned for such a special occasion. Installed in place, a delicious lunch will be waiting for you, in a very cozy dining room of rustic design.

CAIMAN COCHA:
In the afternoon, our specialized guide will lead you through a trail interpreting the wonders of the place, properly marked to the Cocha Caiman, a small lagoon hidden in the middle of the jungle, will be waiting for you, where we will have the opportunity to observe the black and white caiman, very efficient predators located at the top of the food chain, these predators live in the abundant water fauna of the lake, represented by an abundant species of fish.

When you return to the lodge, we will be waiting for you with a delicious dinner and you will have free time to share unforgettable moments in our bar, equipped with an excellent board game room and provided with all the drinks you can imagine. At night, the night fauna will lull you to the tune of an infinite number of songs and voices of various nocturnal birds.


Day 16: PUERTO MALDONADO: LAKE APU VICTOR

Day 16: PUERTO  MALDONADO: LAKE APU VICTOR
Day 16: PUERTO MALDONADO: LAKE APU VICTOR

For this morning, the magic begins with the songs of birds of paradise in the Amazon, along with the song of the howler monkey. A delicious breakfast will recharge you with the energy you need for a morning full of new experiences.

LAKE APU VICTOR:

After breakfast, we will begin a walk into the deep forest, following the route of trails very prepared for this journey, which are conveniently preserved and marked. On this route, we will pass through the riverine forest to higher forests, then descend to the floodplain forest, and then climb back up to the hilltop forest. During this journey, we will witness a very varied range of flora and fauna species in their wild state.

On this wonderful journey, you will also have the opportunity to identify species of fruit, forest and medicinal trees, which support the animal and human populations located in the Amazon forests. In which stand out the aguaje, the mahogany, the chestnut, the catahua, the cedar, the cético, the copaiba, the shihuahuaco.

With a lot of luck and in silence, we will see bigger mammals, like the sachavaca and the huangana; rodents like the giant otter, the ronsoco, the majaz and the armadillo; primates such as the howler monkey and the puffin, black martin or capuchin; reptiles such as the iguana and the pallet; amphibians such as the toad and birds such as the guinea pig, the partridge, the golden parakeet and the blue, yellow and red macaw. In the rainforest, you will see insects such as butterflies (Lepidoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), crickets, cicadas, ants, centipedes and millipedes of various species.

We will arrive at the majestic Lake Apu Victor surrounded by extensive swamps and trees of enormous proportions. We will visit the Mirador Amazónico (observation platform), where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the lake, where we will observe parrots, macaws, toucans, camungos, shanshos, herons and other animals such as caimans, turtles, etc. Varieties of fish enter the lake Apu Victor with the annual floods in the rainy season (growing).

In addition, there are also other species of fauna that live in the lake, such as the motelo, the matamata, the charapita de aguajal, the fraile, the chozna, the red deer, the añuje and the giant otters of the Amazon Forest. On the way back to the lodge, a refreshing lunch will be waiting for you at ISLA DE LOS MONOS. In the afternoon, we will accompany our specialized guide to visit the Monkey Island, located a few minutes from the lodge in the heart of the Madre de Dios River.

This island details an enormous variety of exotic flora and is home to many primate specimens, such as the maquisapa, capuchino and puffin and lion. Also other species of small mammals such as the coati (Nasua), the squirrel and a vast variety of colorful birds. Finally, we will complete our visit of the island, enjoying the sunset, with an impressive sunset in the jungle. On the way back to the lodge, you will enjoy an unbeatable farewell dinner.


Day 17: PUERTO MALDONADO - CUSCO

Day 17: PUERTO MALDONADO - CUSCO
Day 17: PUERTO MALDONADO - CUSCO

After a restful night, accompanied by the powerful roar of the howler monkey, you will be reminded that you are still in his domain and that it is time to leave. A farewell breakfast will be waiting for you in our dining room before you return to Puerto Maldonado.

Transfer to Puerto Maldonado Airport

Flight Puerto Maldonado - Cusco

Reception in Cusco and transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Cusco


Day 18: CUSCO - LIMA

Day 18: CUSCO - LIMA
Day 18: CUSCO - LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the appropriate time transfer to the airport in Cusco.


End of our Services

INCLUDES

  • Transfer in 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 Nazca with breakfast
  • Ballestas Islands
  • City tour Ica
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines without taxes
  • 02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • City tour in Arequipa with Miradors (Viewpoint)
  • 01 night accommodation in Colca with breakfast
  • Colca Canyon tour with lunch and dinner in Chivay on the first day and only lunch on the second day.
  • 02 nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca with typical lunch
  • Bus Puno Cusco or Train Puno - Cusco, depending on the category of hotel and train availability
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • 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
  • Bus Consetur up and down.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - 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 will be used on the Puno-Cusco route with stops and check-ins.
  • For 4 and 5 stars hotels will be used on the route Puno-Cusco, the Train Perurail Titicaca, with departures only Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The other days will be by tourist bus and will have a discount of US$200 per person.
  • 02 night’s accommodation at Eco Amazonia Lodge with full meals and excursions according to the program description.