Marvelous Circuit: Lima, Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Arequipta, Puno & Cusco 15 days


ITINERARY

Day 1: LIMA

Day 1: LIMA
Day 1: LIMA

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

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


Day 2: DINNER SHOW

Day 2: DINNER SHOW
Day 2: DINNER SHOW

  • Meal: Breakfast, Buffet Dinner + Typical dances peruvian show.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.
  • Places: La Dama Juana Restaurant, Lima.

Breakfast at the hotel – Free day.

19:00 hours.

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

La Dama Juana restaurant is the perfect choice for tonight. Our assigned driver will pick you up and transfer you to the restaurant. You will have as an option a variety of typical Peruvian dishes in a complete buffet dinner. Enjoy the show and the delicious dinner.

At the end of the show dinner, our driver will be waiting to take you back to the hotel.

22:00 Return to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel of choice.


Day 3: LIMA

Day 3: LIMA
Day 3: LIMA

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.
  • Places: Intihuatana, Huaca Pucllana, Olivar Park, Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, Cathedral, .Archbishop, 

Breakfast at the hotel.

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

Then the tour will continue to the Olivar Park and the Financial Center and then head towards the Historic Center of Lima, listed by UNESCO in 1991 Cultural Heritage of the Humanity, where the center of the Spanish colony was stablished in the 16th century where they were erected the first buildings. We will appreciate the Plaza San Martín, its balconies and old mansions, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings such as the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Palace Archbishop and Municipal, the Station of Desamparados and others.

We will enter one of the most important convents of the 17th century. Where the relics are still preserved of the three most important Peruvian saints, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías, and then return to Miraflores where we will finish our tour, you will have the option to stay in the Indian market, in Larcomar or return to your hotel.


Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

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

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Nazca.
  • Places: Paracas, Ballestas Islands, Guaneras Islands, Ica, Main Square Ica, Huacachina Oasis.
  • Highest Elevation(Huacachina) – 328 meters ASL / 1,076 feet ASL

At 2:50 am, we will pick you up from the hotel to transfer you to the bus station with destination to Paracas. The bus will depart at approximately 4:00 am and after 3 hours
We will arrive in Paracas.

At 8:00 am after a pleasant welcome in Paracas, we will start the Tour to Islas Ballestas.

From the Paracas spa, you can visit the Ballestas islands by boat where they live sea ​​lions, guano birds (Aves guaneras), penguins and diversity of marine fauna. In the course, appreciate a very enigmatic figure, El Candelabro, immortalized on the side of a hill,

It is a geoglyph of rock formation eroded by the wind and by the sea. Measures around 120 meters in length which is also known as Tres Cruces or Tridente. It is best to appreciate it from the sea.

Around noon, we will take the bus back to Paracas and heading to Ica for around 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 mountains desert girls.

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

At 06:00 a.m., we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night.

Hotel night in Ica.


Day 5: NAZCA: OVERFLIGHT TO THE MAJESTIC LINES OF NAZCA

Day 5: NAZCA: OVERFLIGHT TO THE MAJESTIC LINES OF  NAZCA
Day 5: NAZCA: OVERFLIGHT TO THE MAJESTIC LINES OF NAZCA

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa.
  • Places: Ica, Nazca Lines, Nazca Aerodrome, Arequipa.
  • Highest Elevation(Arequipa) – 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the agreed time in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the aerodrome of Born where we will board a light plane for an unforgettable aerial excursion over the Nazca lines. Our bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until to board the plane.

This overflight over the Nazca Lines will extend over a large part of the famous lines located in the Nazca desert, whose surface is marked by the gigantic drawings and geometric figures that you can see along the route.

The overflight to the Nazca lines is for approximately 35 minutes, this is the best way of appreciating these extraordinary, and fascinating intrinsically drawn lines that they 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 representations of animals and plants perfectly stylized, distributed in a great extension of labyrinth of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals that have lasted for almost 2000 years. This place is one of the most legacies incredible that a culture has left behind and that can only to be see from the sky to an altitude of 1500 feet.

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


Day 6: AREQUIPA: ROUR LA CAMPÍÑA AREQUIPEÑA

Day 6: AREQUIPA: ROUR LA CAMPÍÑA AREQUIPEÑA
Day 6: AREQUIPA: ROUR LA CAMPÍÑA AREQUIPEÑA

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa.
  • Places: Arequipa, The Main Square, Selva Alegre residencial area, Yanahuara.
  • Highest Elevation(Arequipa) – 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will have the morning free to rest; go a little around the city center and have lunch.

Arequipeña (optional and additional tour)

At around 02:00 pm they will be pick up from the hotel to start the excursion through the Arequipeña countryside. This interesting tour begins by visiting the monuments
Most beautiful architectural and 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 Founder's Mansion, beautiful construction from colonial times, where the founder of the city of Arequipa García Manuel de Carvajal lived in the fifteenth century. To finish we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and arriving thus, the Sabandia Mill, a majestic construction made of known volcanic rock as ashlar, in the place you can see an old stone mill that was built in the 1785. The excursion concludes at 06:00 pm in the city center.

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

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Chivay.
  • Places: Arequipa, Yura, National reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, Pampa Cañahuas, Chivay, Baths of "La Calera".
  • Highest Elevation(Aguada Blanca) – 4,300 meters ASL / 14,107 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00 am - 08:30 am

At the scheduled time, departure to Chivay. We will begin the tour on the way to Yura, where

We will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that area, we will border the majestic Chachani volcano and we will continue through the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in where the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, we can appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA. We will continue with the tour until we reach a small stop in Patahuasi (house on top) to drink the hot coca tea, very for the height where we will be. We will continue the trip to the bofedales where different species inhabit of both migratory birds to the area according to season, we will continue with our trip until we reach Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 masl approx. Which is also how with the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes like Misti, Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.

At midday we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we will have lunch and stop at after moving to the hotel, you will have time to rest and then to meet and visit the thermal baths of La Calera. These outdoor bathrooms have thermo water medicinal where you can enjoy a very relaxing moment, after the bus tour of the morning.

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


Day 8: COLCA CANYON - CRUZ DEL CONDOR

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

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.
  • Places: The Cruz del Condor, Colca Canyon, Chivay, Chilina, Yanque, Puno.
  • Highest Elevation(Cruz del Condor) – 3,800 meters ASL / 12,467 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. approx. After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we will start with the day excursion to the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, where you can observe the majestic flight of the condors and the barrel depth. On this route, we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, dances of the Wititi as well as the typical costume of the Area. Back to Chivay, we will visit the towns of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, where the guide will explain 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 TO TITICACA LAKE (UROS & TAQUILLE ISLANDS)

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

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.
  • Places: Puno, Titicaca lake, Uros floating islands, Taquile Islands, Puno.
  • Highest Elevation(Taquile) – 4,050 meters ASL / 13,287 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

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

We will make the excursion on the island of Uros, visiting its inhabitants and learning about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands.

After visiting these, we will return to the boat and continue our trip to the Island of Taquile.

We will sail for approximately 3 hours through Titicaca towards Taquile, a huge island that 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 garments Andean, everything made by hand, after appreciating these beautiful works by hand, we will continue until we reach the top of the Island, where we will walk along a beautiful path, somewhat inclined that offers spectacular lake scenery. The most advisable thing is to walk slowly, take it easy and enjoy as much as possible, since they are walking over 3,800 meters in a place of the world. Approximately 45 minutes later, we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where finally we will rest and visit a small site museum, which through photos shows aspects important in the lives of the people of Taquile. We will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the plaza; at the end of lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the workshops
Knit and take photos with friendly locals. In the afternoon we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno; we will arrive in the city at approximately
05:00 pm.

We will spend the night in a hotel in Puno.


Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO “La Ruta Del Sol”

Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO “La Ruta Del Sol”
Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO “La Ruta Del Sol”

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Places: Puno, Pucará, La raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Sicuani, Cusco.
  • Highest Elevation(Puno) – 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 06:15 am, they will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the bus station at the Terrestrial terminal in Puno.

Our tour to Cusco will last approximately 10 hours, where we will have 4 excursions and guided visits 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 passage of the Raya at 4335 masl and the Inka Aymara museum in Pukara. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where you can ask questions, take photos and explore the attractions of the place, making this experience an unforgettable activity.

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


Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + FOUR RUINS NEARBY.

Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + FOUR RUINS NEARBY.
Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + FOUR RUINS NEARBY.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Places: Cusco, Main square, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.
  • Highest Elevation(Sacsayhuaman) – 3,700 meters ASL / 12,139 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free morning to acclimatize or make some purchases.

City tour in Cusco in the afternoon.

Our transfer will visit you at your hotel to transfer you to the starting point of your Tour, between 1:00 p.m. and 13:30 hrs. The tour begins in the Cathedral of Cusco, decorated with fine works in carved wood and impressive altars and beautiful paintings, made by the hands of local artists from the School Cusqueña, which keep hidden elements of indigenous thought.

Then we will take a short walk through the streets of the historic center towards the Qoricancha o 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 being able to insert a sheet of paper and that despite the earthquakes remain stable to date. Finished the visit to the Qoricancha we will board the bus that will take us to Sacsayhuaman located 3km away from the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman offers us a panoramic view of the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman was built with large limestone blocks weighing from 25 to 130 tons. Composed of three serpentine overlapping terraces (zigzag).

We will also arrive at Qenqo, which means labyrinth, it is located one kilometer from Sacsayhuaman, establishes a limestone-based construction that shows stone sculpture in 500 m2 accompanied by structures that according to historians were used for astronomical study, religious and embalming and / or mummification.

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

Finally, we will visit Tambomachay: resting place, located 9 km from the city of Cusco, more known as the Inca Baths for the water sources, or also known as the waters of the eternal youth for the flow of its waters that is constant and 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 p.m. approximately near the Plaza de Armas.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

Hotel night in Cusco


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

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

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Calca, Lamay, Pisaq, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes.
  • Highest Elevation(Cusco) – 3,399 meters ASL / 11,151 feet ASL

8:00 am 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 Sacsahuaman archaeological park and arrive at the Taray viewpoint, a wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current cultivation lands that surround the sacred river of the Inka "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq, we will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq, which is very colorful as local people come to sell or purchase products premises that the population needs.

The Pisaq indigenous market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After some free time, we will continue our journey towards the town of Urubamba, where we will have time to have lunch in the restaurant with buffet service, where you can taste a little of the wide variety of dishes presented with the best products from the area.
Continuing our journey, we arrive at the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo.

Ollantaytambo reminds us of a mythical love story, a drama that makes love prevail over all obstacles, it is believed that this city was built by General Inca Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the royal Inca army by preventing its union with the beautiful Princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star".

After our free time and according to a determined time we will be boarding the tourist train heading to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town.

Arrival in Machupicchu town, personalized assistance at the train station and transfer to the selected hotel.

Optionally, visit to the town's hot springs.


Day 13: AGUAS CALIENTES: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Day 13: AGUAS CALIENTES: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Day 13: AGUAS CALIENTES: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Places: Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Cusco.
  • Highest Elevation(Cusco) – 3,399 meters ASL / 11,151 feet ASL

6:30 a.m. m. Transfer from the Hotel to the Bus Station.

We will board the tourist bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu, along the approximately 30-minute journey; we appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve.
After a while, the start of our guided tour

This 02 hour guided tour will be through the main palaces and attractions of the Inca city and its attractions.

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

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

Also ascend to the Huayna Picchu mountain, visit the Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku) and the Inca Bridge or whatever you see convenient to do at that time.

Even if you were unable to visit the town's Hot Springs the night before, this day you will have plenty of time to enjoy it.

At the indicated time, we will be approaching the railway station, to board the train and start our return trip to Ollantaytambo and immediately a tourist bus to Cusco.

The train usually departs at 03:20 pm

07:00 pm arrival in Cusco.

Transfer to the hotel


Day 14: CUSCO - RAINBOW MOUNTAIN FULL DAY

Day 14: CUSCO - RAINBOW MOUNTAIN FULL DAY
Day 14: CUSCO - RAINBOW MOUNTAIN FULL DAY

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.
  • Highest Elevation (Rainbow mountain) – 5,200 meters ASL / 17,060 feet ASL

The excursion to the Rainbow Mountain begins very early at 4:00 am with the pick up of all our participants from their different lodgings and then we will go to the picturesque town of Cusipata south of the city of Cusco, where we will have a rich Andean breakfast.

After having enjoyed the traditional breakfast, we will begin our excursion for 2 hours, up the mountain until we reach the town of Machuraccay and then we will continue ascending to the foothills of the Vinicunca hill, where we will find access control to this mystical place.

Continuing with the excursion we will go through a path that will slowly change the landscape between mountains of intense colors and small streams of icy water that green and give life to this valley, as we walk we will be able to observe how the colors of our environment will vary along the climate, we will reach a height of 5033 meters above sea level, for which we recommend taking things slow to reach the top of the mysterious 7-color mountain (Vinicunca).

Once at the top, we will have enough time to take panoramic shots, videos, etc. from such a beautiful place.

Our view will delight in the magic that the mountains enclose behind its veil of clouds and snowy peaks, after such an impressive experience we will return to the town of Cusipata where a delicious buffet lunch prepared by our cook will wait for us, later we will return to Cusco arriving at Approximately 7:00 p.m. and thus we will finish the walk to the 7-color mountain.


Day 15: CUSCO - LIMA

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Highest Elevation (Cusco) – 3,399 meters ASL / 11,151 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel
At the appropriate time, departure transfer.


End of our Services

INCLUDES

  • Transfer inn and out at each destination.
  • 03 night’s 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 night’s 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.
  • 02 night’s accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca with typical lunch
  • Bus Puno - Cusco or Train Puno - Cusco, according to the hotel category and train availability
  • 04 night’s accommodation in Cusco with breakfasts
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Cusco City Tour + four nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Full Day Mountain of Colors + breakfast and buffet lunch
  • Bus Consetur up and down.
  • Ollantaytambo train - 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 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.