|Duration||11 Days and 10 Nights|
|Activities||Discover different Peruvian cultures|
|Airfares||NOT INCLUDED, can easily be included in the package upon request|
|Customizable||YES, feel free to ask for extra services or modifications|
DAY 1 LIMA
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the hotel. Overnight (No meals)
DAY 2 FULL DAY PACHACAMAC RUINS & LIMA CITY TOUR
Breakfast, then you will be picked up from your hotel around 9.00am.
We will visit a place that is near Lima, there is an archaeological enclosure whose constructions conserve the mysticism and religiosity of their past. Its name: PACHACAMAC
Guided tour of the splendid and vast archaeological citadel of Pachacamac, the temple of the deity, Pachacamac, believed to be the creator of the universe and a divinity adored by old Andean civilizations. A sacred and ceremonial site dating back to the beginnings of Christianity where thousands of pilgrims converged to pay tribute and consult the Pachacamac oracle, who they believed could see the past, the future and people’s fate.
The site comprises pyramidal temples and enclosures built by successive pre-Colombian civilizations and finally the Incas. Highlights include the Temple of Pachacamac, the Sun God shrine, and the Palace of the Chosen Women or Virgins of the Sun. At the site museum there is an idol of the deity, Pachacamac, which couldn’t be seen by the profane, and was reserved for the high priests who kept, revered and interpreted the divine oracle in the old times. A sacred site, the temple was considered to be part of the planet’s mystical axis.
Then we return to Lima to take our buffet lunch to continue with the Lima City tour. We will visit the colonial area and to the Plaza de Armas where you will see the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and the City Hall as well as the XVII century church and cloister of San Francisco, a world cultural heritage. Then we will go to the modern downtown with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the modern residential suburb of San Isidro. Finally, transfer to the hotel and overnight. (B,L)
DAY 3 LIMA – ICA
Transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Ica that departs at 07:00 am, arriving at 11:30 am. Assistance upon arrival and transfer to the selected accommodation. Then you will visit the downtown of Ica and other places around; The Regional Museum will be our second stop, inside we can see great quantity of archaeological remains as potteries, textiles, mummies, among others. All they belong to the following ancient civilizations: Paracas, Nasca, Wari, Ica-Chincha and Inca.
Then we will visit a traditional or industrial winery, to have an explanation about how to make “Pisco and Wine” and to see the facilities that are used during the elaboration of those spirits products mentioned. At last you’ll be able to taste all the variety of wine and pure Pisco made with the different kinds of grapes.
Finally, the Huacachina Lagoon will be visited by us. It is also called “El Oasis de America”, there you will see a beautiful landscape that will never be forgotten by you. It is surrounded by sand dunes, palms, huarango trees and beautiful houses. overnight (B, L)
OPTIONAL TOUR: Buggies and Sandboarding (after Huacachina’s visit)
Additional US$37 per person based on 2 people
Additional US$73 per person based on 1 person
DAY 4 BALLESTAS ISLANDS & NAZCA LINES
At 7:00 am transfer to a private dock where you will take a motorboat excursion to the Ballestas island. This Islands are spectacular, eroded into numerous arches and caves , which provide shelter for thousands of seabirds, some of which are very rare, and sea lions and fur seals in their natural surroundings. The Islands are known as “The Galapagos of Peru”. The famous candlestick design, a Nazca civilization figure etched on the desert face, can also be seen from the boat, at the end transfer to Nazca where we will admire the famous Nazca lines. Cut into the stony desert are large number of lines, not only parallels and geometrical figures, but also designs such as a dog, an enormous monkey, a bird with a wing span of over 100 meters, a spider and a tree. The lines, that represent some sort of vast astronomical pre-Inca calendar, are best seen from the air, we will take a half hour flight above the Lines, at the end Overnight (B,L).
DAY 5 NASCA – LIMA
Breakfast and then we will visit The Chauchilla Cemetery, where skulls, mummies and pottery shards littering the desert. At 2.30 pm we will take the Bus to return Lima where we will arrive around 9:00 pm. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight (B)
DAY 6 CUSCO
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cusco (airfare not included) Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the height, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light lunch either at your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the afternoon we will depart on a guided city tour, where tourist have the opportunity to visit 6 places (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q’enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then overnight. (B)
*City tour: from 1.45pm to 6:30pm approx. (Pickup from the hotel starts at 1:15pm)
DAY 7 MORAY –MARAS –SALINAS – PICHINGOTO – OLLANTA – AGUAS CALIENTES
In the morning hours according to a defined time, we leave with direction to CRUZPATA town, place where we arrive after of one hour trip; we prepare our belongings and immediately start our trek that is located in the Andean areas of the Urubamba province; one hour after we are going to observe the circular and concentric platforms used to the agricultural experimentation in Inca’s time named MORAY, place where we take a little rest and our food; we continue our trek to THE SALINAS (SALT MINE) OF MARAS, where we can observe that actually there the SALT is worked as times ago, the open sky with the crystallize process, that whit the plots where they do the work show us beautiful photography; after we continue our descent to PICHINGOTO town, where we are going to find some caves constructed in the same rocks of the place that are conserved by the people there, like part of their history; finally we are going to cross the river through of a picturesque bridge to Yanahuara town, from where with our transport we go to Ollantaytambo, place where we take the train which go to Aguas Calientes. Overnight (B, Box lunch, D)
DAY 8 MANDOR AND/OR PUTUKUSI
After a very early breakfast we started our different walks fairly important points that can be done from the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu village. Will start our walk:
PUTUKUSI: Mountain located next to Aguas Calientes town and in an opposite position than Machu Picchu which allows us have others Machu Picchu’s views. We are going to do this trek according to the passenger’s physical conditions, the same that will take an average of three hours on average. If not we will be able to perform it, we will go to Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel for a soda or other drink and enjoy the beautiful collection of orchids it has.
MANDOR: The botanical garden at the end of the walk that gives us the opportunity to see a beautiful waterfall in addition to enjoying the benefits of a natural pool at the base of the waterfall, this walk will take an average of four hours.
HOT SPRINGS: Located in the same town with hot springs, to which we will go in the evening for a refreshing bath to allow us to replenish our strength. (B, L, D)
DAY 9 WAYNA PICCHU – INTIPUNKU & MACHU PICCHU
Around five in the morning we are going to ascent with direction to the Historic sanctuary MACHUPICCHU; and immediately we start to explore the giant Inca’s citadel in a average time of two and two and a half hours approximately; we are going to visit with our guide: The Main square, INTIHUATANA, THE MORTERO’S ROOM, THE THREE WINDOWS TEMPLE, THE CONDOR’S TEMPLE and many important points in Machu Picchu; after we go to:
WAYNAPICCHU: The picturesque mountain backdrop shown in the classic photographs, the full path will take us an average of four hours the same order to explore constructions located on the top of Wayna Picchu and follow the path towards a place called Temple of the Moon AND / OR GREAT CAVE, which at the sacrifice of walking we will be well rewarded. When we return if we have physical strength necessary to continue our walk we will go to:
INTIPUNKU: Known like Sun’s door that taking the opposite direction of arrival of the Inca Trail can climb an average of one hour to explore the qualities of the place and finally back in the direction of Aguas Calientes.
Then according to our scheduled train return to Cusco, in the station will be waiting for us our transport to return to Hotel or lodging. (B)
Transport: Cusco – near of moray.
Transport: Yanahuara – Ollantaytambo.
Professional bilingual guide.
Entrance fees to: Moray, Maras and Mandor.
Train ticket Backpacker: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco.
Two nights of lodging in Aguas Calientes.
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
Food: 01 box lunch, 01 lunch and 02 dinners.
Bus ticket: Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
Oxygen tank and first aid post.
Entrance fee to hot spring.
DAY 10 VALLEY SOUTH (Note: Take this tour on: Mon, Wed and Fri)
Breakfast and pick you up from your hotel at 7:45 am for a tour in the valley south where you can visit the following sites:
TIPON: A large area of crop that contains 12 impressive terraces that are now grown, whose walls were built with finely carved stone. More impressive still is the irrigation system which is still serving agriculture and the advantage is the water in the spring season.
PIKILLAQTA: Presents characteristics of a major urban center for the development time of the Wari empire with over a thousand spaces between buildings, colcas (deposits food), athletic fields or houses, temples, long and narrow streets with buildings that took up to 4 stories high.
ANDAHUAYLILLAS: Typical Andean village time the colony of origin and unique architecture. Andahuaylillas stressed in his Catholic church from the colonial era with a beautiful decoration and wall painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth century known as the Sistine Chapel of Cusco.
We return to Cusco at approximately 1:30 pm. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight (B, Box lunch)
DAY 11 TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast and according time, transportation will be provided to go the airport (B).
END OF SERVICES
INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double or single occupancy. All scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
IMPORTANT: For a better service, the company informs you that it has autonomy to change the Hotels mentioned in the itinerary with another one of similar category if therefore sees it by advisable taking into account justifiable availability of spaces or other reasons, if this it is the case you will be notified ahead of time.
NOT INCLUDE: International and domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.