Majestic Local Living Circuit in 12 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 to 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

DESTINY

EXCURSION

01

Lima

Transfer in Lima

Afternoon City Tour
02:00pm - 06:00pm

02

Lima

Free Day - Free activities.

03

Lima – Paracas

Departure transfer to Paracas.
Full day in Paracas and Ica.

04

Nazca

Overflight in Nazca.

05

Arequipa

Free Day - Free activities.

06

ArequipaPuno

Departure transfer to Puno.

07

Puno

Excursion on Titicaca Lake / Uros
Overnight in the Uros Islands.

08

Puno - Cusco

Transfer out to Puno.
Sun Route.

09

Cusco

City tour in the afternoon.

10

Cusco – Aguas Calientes

Full day to Willoq + Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

11

Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Excursion in Machupicchu.

12

Cusco

Departure transfer.

Observations for the trip:

  • 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: TRADITIONAL CITY TOUR

Day 1: LIMA: TRADITIONAL CITY  TOUR
Day 1: LIMA: TRADITIONAL CITY TOUR

Welcome at the airport, reception and transfer to the selected hotel.

At the appointed time, we will start visiting the city - 02:00 pm.

The day starts with the pickup 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 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.

Stay at selected hotel in Lima.


Day 2: LIMA - Free day. (City tour or Pachacamac optional)

Day 2: LIMA - Free day. (City  tour or Pachacamac optional)
Day 2: LIMA - Free day. (City tour or Pachacamac optional)

Welcome, reception and transfer to the selected hotel

Overnight in Lima.


Day 3: LIMA - PARACAS: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

Day 3: LIMA - PARACAS: FULL DAY  PARACAS & ICA
Day 3: LIMA - PARACAS: 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 4:00 am and 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 4: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Day 4: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE  MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES
Day 4: 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 the 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 at Arequipa.


Day 5: AREQUIPA (Free day to develop free activities such as city tour or tour of the Arequipa countryside)

Day 5: AREQUIPA (Free day to  develop free activities such as city tour or tour of the Arequipa countryside)
Day 5: AREQUIPA (Free day to develop free activities such as city tour or tour of the Arequipa countryside)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Overnight in Arequipa.


Day 6: AREQUIPA - PUNO

Day 6: AREQUIPA - PUNO
Day 6: AREQUIPA - PUNO

Breakfast at the hotel.

12:30pm approximately, we will board the bus to move to the city of Puno.

7:30pm approximate arrival in the city of Puno, reception at the bus station and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Puno.


Day 7: PUNO: OVERNIGHT IN UROS - FLOATING ISLANDS OF TITICACA LAKE

Day 7: PUNO: OVERNIGHT IN UROS  - FLOATING ISLANDS OF TITICACA LAKE
Day 7: PUNO: OVERNIGHT IN UROS - FLOATING ISLANDS OF 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 tour 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


Day 8: PUNO CUSCO (Sun Route)

Day 8: PUNO CUSCO (Sun Route)
Day 8: 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 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 9: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Day 9: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS
Day 9: 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 10: FULL DAY TO WILLOQ + CONNECTION TO AGUAS CALIENTES

Day 10: FULL DAY TO WILLOQ + CONNECTION TO AGUAS  CALIENTES
Day 10: FULL DAY TO WILLOQ + CONNECTION TO AGUAS CALIENTES

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy and live, the Inca customs and traditions of the Willoq and Patacancha community, planting, sewing, cooking and having 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 they 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 11: AGUAS CALIENTES: EXCURSION TO MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

Day 11: AGUAS CALIENTES: EXCURSION TO MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO
Day 11: AGUAS CALIENTES: EXCURSION TO 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.


Day 12: CUSCO OUT - LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel

At the appropriate time, transfer out.

Flight Cusco - Lima.

 


End of our Services

INCLUDES

  • Transfer in and out at each destination.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Traditional City Tour in Lima + Santo Domingo Convent
  • 01 night accommodation in Nasca with breakfast
  • Ballestas Islands
  • Flight over the Nasca Lines without taxes
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Sleeping in Uros and experiential activities + Typical food
  • 03 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.
  • 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.