Extraordinary Local Living Circuit in 18 days

In the circuit that we present below, was idealized for those people who want to know the wonders of southern Peru, its archaeological and cultural heritage and centers of great concentration of energy power, in this adventure you can also enjoy the Inca roads that were of great importance for the people of the Andes.

Wonders of Peru is one of the best alternatives for excursions and is well known throughout the world, so it is satisfying and comforting for those who want to break away from the traditional, putting a little more effort to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes and sacred mountains.

The Experiential circuit that is part of this circuit, is one of the best options of excursion and super known by the whole world, satisfactory and comforting for those who wish to break with the traditional, putting a little effort and sweat to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes, sacred mountains, its beautiful people and magical customs.

Program:

DIA

DESTINO

ACTIVIDAD

01

Lima

Transfer in to Lima

02

Lima

Dinner show
19:00pm – 22:00pm

03

Lima

Free day to develop free activities.

04

Paracas & Ica

Full day in the Ballestas Islands and Ica.

05

Nazca

Over flight on the Nazca lines.

06

Arequipa

City tour.

07

Arequipa

Chivay.

08

Arequipa - Puno

Colca Canyon.

09

Puno

Excursion to Titicaca Lake and Overnight in floating islands of Uros.

10

Puno - Cusco

Sun route.

11

Cusco

City tour in the afternoon.

12

Cusco

Full day Willoq + Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

13

Aguas Calientes

Excursion to Machupicchu.

14

Cusco

Free day to develop free activities.

15

Cusco – Puerto Maldonado

Transfer to Puerto Maldonado
Excursion to Puerto Maladonado and Cocha Caiman.

16

Puerto Maldonado

Excursion to Apu Victor Lake.

17

Puerto Maldonado - Cusco

Transfer out to Cusco.

18

Cusco - Lima

Transfer out to Lima.

Trip observations:

  • Itinerary may change according to availability, weather and health status of hikers.
  • The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.

ITINERARY

Day 1: LIMA - Free day. (City tour or Pachacamac optional)

Day 1: LIMA - Free day. (City  tour or Pachacamac optional)
Day 1: LIMA - Free day. (City tour or Pachacamac optional)

Welcome, reception and transfer to the selected hotel.


Overnight in Lima.


Day 2: DINNER SHOW

Day 2: DINNER SHOW
Day 2: DINNER SHOW

Breakfast at the hotel - Free morning.

19:00 Hours. At the scheduled time 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.

22:00 Return to the hotel.

Overnight in Lima.


Day 3: LIMA - Free day. (City tour or Pachacamac optional)

Day 3: LIMA - Free day. (City  tour or Pachacamac optional)
Day 3: LIMA - Free day. (City tour or Pachacamac optional)

Ideal day to carry out free activities.


Overnight in Lima.


Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS &  ICA
Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

2:50 - Time for pickup from hotel.

We will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the bus station to Paracas. The bus will leave at approximately 4:00am. After 3 hours, we will arrive in Paracas.
8:00am after a nice welcome in Paracas, we will start the Ballestas Islands Tour. From the Paracas beach resort; you can visit the Ballestas Islands by boat where sea lions, guano birds, penguins and a diversity of marine fauna live. In the course of the tour, you will see a very enigmatic figure, El Candelabro, immortalized on the side of a hill, is a geoglyph of rocky formation eroded by the wind and the sea. It measures about 120 meters long and is known as the Three Crosses or Trident. The best way to appreciate it is from the sea.

Around noon, we will take the bus back to Paracas and head to Ica for about 3 hours. When we arrive in Ica we will continue with the tubular excursions in 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 will be able to feel the adrenaline on these natural roller coasters of the desert.

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

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

Overnight 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 time in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the Nazca airfield where we will board a light aircraft for an unforgettable aerial excursion over the Nazca Lines.

Our bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until you board the plane.

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

The flight over the Nazca Lines is for approximately 35 minutes and this is the best way to appreciate these extraordinary and fascinating intrinsically drawn lines that have been a mystery for many years. We will be able to appreciate the different figures drawn on the surface of the Nazca Desert, with perfectly stylized animal and plant representations, distributed in a large maze of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals that have lasted for almost 2000 years. This place is one of the most incredible legacies that a culture has left behind and that can only be appreciated from the sky at 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 2:30 pm, arriving at our destination at approximately 11:30 pm.

We will be assisted on our arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Arequipa


Day 6: AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR

Day 6: AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR
Day 6: AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR

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.

Arequipeña (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 center.

Overnight in Arequipa.


Day 7: AREQUIPA: CHIVAY - COLCA CANYON

Day 7: AREQUIPA: CHIVAY - COLCA CANYON
Day 7: AREQUIPA: CHIVAY - COLCA CANYON

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00am - 08:30am

At the scheduled time of departure to 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. 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, SabancayaAmpato, 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.

Pick up time from hotel - 06:00 am. approx.

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we will leave for the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, where you will be able to observe the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon. On the way we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, Wititi dances as well as the typical costume of the area. On the way back to Chivay we will visit the villages of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, where the guide will explain the different customs of the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces.

Arrival to Chivay - 11:30 am approx.

Lunch - 11:45 am approx.

At 01:30 pm approx. - We will board the bus to Puno.

The bus stops during the trip to Puno, where we will 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 of your choice.

Hotel night in Puno.


Day 9: PUNO: OVERNIGHT IN UROS - FLOATING ISLANDS IN LAKE TITICACA LAKE.

Day 9: PUNO:  OVERNIGHT IN UROS - FLOATING ISLANDS IN LAKE TITICACA LAKE.
Day 9: PUNO: OVERNIGHT IN UROS - FLOATING ISLANDS IN LAKE TITICACA LAKE.

Breakfast at the hotel

On this day, we will have the wonderful experience of spending the night in Uros, free of pollution, noise and relaxing located 30 minutes from the city of Puno, spend the night and family together on the floating islands of the Uros.

The rooms in this magical place are built as the whole island based on reeds overlooking the lake, hardwood floor and decorated and implemented with fabrics and crafts, to sleep in Uros with comfortable mattresses with cushions decorated with textiles.

The excursion starts at 07:45am with transportation from your hotel to the port. From there we go to the floating islands of Uros. We see 2 of the 60 islands, go inside the house and trips in traditional boats made of cane can be organized. After a 3 hour boat trip we arrive at the island Amantani. On arrival, you may see local families running down the hill towards you. There you will meet the family designated to host you that night. With them, you will have a typical lunch made of natural products. During the afternoon, you will be able to do some inter-cultural activities until dinnertime. After dinner, you will see a very typical show of the locals.

You will spend the night in this wonderful place, the next day you will be able to taste the exquisite typical breakfast of the place, and then you will leave the rooms and return to the city of Puno.

Our native rural lodging to sleep in Uros has reception the 24 hours, restaurant, garden, bar, counter of tourist information, keeps baggage and sample of crafts

Overnight in Uros.


Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO (Sun Route)

Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO  (Sun Route)
Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO (Sun Route)

You will be picked up from your hotel, or from the agreed upon place, to be transferred to the bus station in the Puno terminal

Our tour to Cusco will last 10 hours approximately. Where we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the most interesting places of the south of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the pass of La Raya at 4335 meters above sea level and the Inka Aymara museum of Pukara.

Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where you can ask questions, take pictures and explore the attractions of the place, making this an unforgettable experience.

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

Hotel in Cusco


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.

Our transfer will visit you at your hotel to take you to the starting point of your tour, between 13:00 and 13:30. The tour starts at the Cathedral of Cusco, decorated with fine carved woodwork and impressive altars and beautiful paintings, made by the hands of local artists from the Cusco School, who keep 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 cutting in hard stone without being able to insert a sheet of paper and that in spite of the earthquakes remain stable to date. After 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 integrated by three terraces superimposed in a serpentine form (zigzag).

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

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

Finally, we will visit Tambomachay: a resting place, located 9 km from the city of Cusco, better known as the Baths of the Inca because of the water sources, or also known as the waters of eternal youth because of the constant flow of its waters, which offers us part of the Inca trail that goes from Cusco to Machupicchu. This city tour in the city of Cusco ends at 6:30 pm approximately near the Plaza de Armas.

Overnight in Cusco.


Day 12: FULL DAY WILLOQ + OVERNIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES.

Day 12: FULL DAY WILLOQ + OVERNIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES.
Day 12: FULL DAY WILLOQ + OVERNIGHT IN AGUAS CALIENTES.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy and live, the customs and Inca traditions of the community of Willoq and Patacancha, planting, sewing, cooking and have fun with their typical dances.
The tour starts at 06:00 in Cusco and ends around 19.00h (full day)

After enjoying an exquisite breakfast. We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 6:00 am in the direction of Ollantaytambo (living Inca city), there we will make a brief stop to visit the city, and the tour begins at 06:00 in Cusco and ends around 19.00h (full day)

Learn, interact, and share the customs and traditions of this Inca community, planting, sewing, cooking and having fun with their typical dances.Willoq, is an indigenous community of the Andes, located in the valley of the Patacancha River, belonging to the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba, Cusco.

It is rich in flora and fauna, being able to find 60 species of birds and more than 700 species of plants. In Willoq there is still a direct descent from the last Incas, which can be corroborated by the current surnames of the local people, like Yupanqui, Sinchi, Pukha, Huamán, Cusipáucar, Tupha, among others.

Located to 14 km of Ollantaytambo, once in Willoq our friends of the place will receive us with a welcome drink (mate of coca or muña) and their folkloric dance. Immediately, they will show us and will share their customs and traditions and daily activities (textile shop, agriculture, gastronomy, etc...) the approximate duration of the activity is of about 3 to 4 hours.

Next, we will have a typical lunch of the place and after a rest and some coexistence, we will return to Ollantaytambo to take the train toward Aguas Calientes
Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, our staff will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes.


Day 13: AGUAS CALIENTES: EXCURSION IN MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

Day 13: AGUAS CALIENTES: EXCURSION IN MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO
Day 13: AGUAS CALIENTES: EXCURSION IN MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up from hotel 05:00 am.

Very early in the morning we will board the bus to Machu Picchu. At the archaeological site, we will immerse ourselves in the enigmatic beauty and incomparable Inca engineering perfection of the site, which has made it one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. We will have a 2-hour guided tour accompanied by a specialist guide who will explain the history of the site.

After the tour, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes. There, you will have time for lunch before we have to take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our tourist class transportation will be waiting to take us back to the city of Cusco.

10:30 pm arrival in Cusco.

Transfer to the Hotel

Overnight in Cusco.


Day 14: CUSCO – Free day

Day 14: CUSCO – Free day
Day 14: CUSCO – Free day

Breakfast at the hotel

Day for personal activities.

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 coordinated time, transfer to the airport.

Flight Cusco - Puerto Maldonado.

Reception in Puerto Maldonado and transfer to Ecoamazonia.

We will start our program, with the city tour. Then we will go to the Port Captain's office, where our boat will be waiting for you to sail the Rio Bajo Madre de Dios (Rio Serpenteante), after approximately 02 hours, we will arrive at our Hostel, located thirty kilometers from the city of Puerto Maldonado. On this journey, we will be able to observe rural sites for agricultural and livestock activities near the city. If the weather we will see colorful plants, such as the giant flowering heliconias, and the possibility of observe animals, such as capybaras, alligators, water turtles, herons, cormorants, carrion birds and of prey.

Upon arrival at our lodge, you will be greeted with a delicious tropical fruit nectar and taken to their comfortable rooms (bungalow), conditioned for such a special occasion.

Settled in place, a delicious lunch will be waiting for you, in a very cozy dining room of rustic design.

CAIMAN COACH

In the afternoon, our specialized guide will lead you through a trail interpreting the wonders of the place, duly signposted to Cocha Caiman, a small lagoon hidden in the middle of the jungle, will be waiting for you. Where we will have the chance to observe the black alligator and white alligator, 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 table games and provided with all the drinks you can imagine. At night the fauna

The nightly music will lull you to the tune of an infinite number of songs and voices of various birds nighttime.


Day 16: PUERTO MALDONADO: APU VICTOR LAKE

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

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

LAKE APU VICTOR:

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

On this wonderful journey, you will also have the opportunity to identify species of fruit trees, and medicinal plants, which support the animal and human populations located in the
Amazonian forests. In which stand out the aguaje, the mahogany, the chestnut, the catahua, the cedar, the cético, la copaiba, el shihuahuaco. With a lot of luck and in silence, we will be able to see larger 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 lion, black martin or capuchin; reptiles such as the iguana and the pallet; amphibians such as the toad and birds such as the kettle-paw, the partridge, the golden parakeet and the blue, yellow and red macaw. In the rainforest, you will see insects like 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 huge proportions. We will visit the Mirador Amazónico (observation platform), where you can, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the lake, where we will observe Parrots, Macaws, Toucans, Camungos, Shanshos, Herons and other animals such as Caymans, Turtles, etc. Varieties of fish enter Lake Apu Víctor with the annual floods in the (growing) rainy season. 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 friar, the chozna, the red deer, the añuje and the giant otters of the Amazon Forest. From return to the lodge, they will be waiting for you with a refreshing lunch, in ISLA DE LOS MONOS

In the afternoon, we will accompany our specialized guide to visit the Monkey Island, located at minutes from the lodge in the heart of the Madre de Dios River. This island details an enormous variety of flora exotic and hosts many primate specimens, such as the maquisapa, the capuchin and the puffin and little 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 laying of the Sun, with a stunning sunset in the jungle. Back at 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's sleep, accompanied by the powerful roars produced by the howler monkey will remind you that you are still in his domain and that it is time to leave.
In our dining room, you will be served breakfast before returning 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

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer hotel - airport.

Flight CuscoLima.  (Not include the flight ticket)

Arrival to Lima.


End of our Services

INCLUDES

  • Transfer of entry and exit 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
  • Overflight the Nazca lines without taxes
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Arequipa with breakfasts
  • City tour in Arequipa with viewpoints
  • 01 night accommodation in Colca with breakfast
  • Excursion to the Colca Canyon with Lunch and Dinner in Chivay the first day and only lunch the second day.
  • 01 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Sleep in Uros and experiential activities. + Typical food
  • Bus Puno - Cusco or Train Puno - Cusco, according to the hotel category and train availability-
  • 05 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 Willoq + Typical Lunch.
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Bus Consetur up and down.
  • Ollantaytambo train - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Expedition Train + Lunch at El Mapy restaurant, 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 with stops and income will be used on the Puno-Cusco route.
    • For 4 and 5 star hotels, the Perurail Titicaca Train will be used on the Puno-Cusco route, with departures only Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The other days it will be on a tourist bus and will have a discount of USD $ 200 per person.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation at Eco Amazonía Lodge with full meals and excursions according to the program description.