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HUARAZ AND CUSCO 12 DAYS      

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
   

HUARAZ AND CUSCO 12 DAYS

 

BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY - 2 PEOPLE

 

Basic Class 2**

Tourist Class 3***

Accom. Lima

La Castellana

Carmel

Accom. Huaraz

La Joya

El Patio

Accom. Cusco

Orquidea Real

Los Andes de America

Accom. A. Calientes

Presidente

El Santuario

Train Tickets

Expeditionr

Vistadome

Buffet Lunch

Hatuchay Tower

Tinkuy

Price per Person

US  $ 1498

US  $ 1729

BASED ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY - 1 PERSON

 

Basic Class 2**

Tourist Class 3***

Accom. Lima

La Castellana

Carmel

Accom. Huaraz

La Joya

El Patio

Accom. Cusco

Orquidea Real

Los Andes de America

Accom. A. Calientes

Presidente

El Santuario

Train Tickets

Expedition

Vistadome

Buffet Lunch

Hatuchay Tower

Tinkuy

Price per Person

US  $ 1940

US  $ 2479

 
 

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 then pick up at your hotel to take the bus to huaraz that departs at 10.30pm. After 8 hours of bus riding we pick you up at the Bus station (you will arrive at 6.00am) and transfer to the hotel to take your breakfast. (B, L)

DAY 3 LLANGANUCO LAGOON AND CALLEJON DE HUAYLAS
After breakfast, we will cross the Northern part of the Valley of the River Santa located between the Cordillera Blanca White and the Cordillera Negra Black Mountain Ranges, where we will pass through towns and cities like: Carhuaz, Mancos and Yungay. We will appreciate most important snowy peaks of the Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain Range like the Huascaran (6768 ms), Huandoy (6356 ms) and Hualcan (6162 ms). From Yungay we will ascend to the Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain Range to visit the Llanganuco Gorge, protected by the National Park Huascaran, where we will appreciate the beautiful lagoons: Chinacocha and Orcocha. Return to Huaraz (B)

DAY 4 FULL DAY TO CHAVIN DE HUANTAR
After breakfast, we will make the excursion to the Temple of Chavin de Huantar at 3500 m.a.s.l., being this one of the oldest civilizations of America, In this place we will be able to appreciate the impressive Lanzon Monolithic, the Gallery of the Labyrinths, the Choquechinchay Stone, the Stone Heads, the Ceremonial Plazas, the Gate of the Falcons and the Queracocha. During the route we will visit mining Towns, the Lagoon of Queracocha. Also, the Tunnel of Cahuish, that crosses the Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain Range, uniting the Callejón de Huaylas Valley with the Callejón de Conchucos Valley. Return to the hotel.(B)

DAY 5 PASTORURI SNOWED AND PUYA RAYMONDI FULL DAY TOUR
After breakfast begins our adventure tourist circuit located 106 kilometers from Huaraz at an altitude of 5240 meters., is partly the direction of the South and the sketch will know the formation of lagoons, glaciers, exotic plants such as the Puya Raimondi, spring water tiger eye .
We will board our bus to go to south side Huaraz pass through small typical villages Recuay to 3400 meters, Ticapampa 3470 m, 3640 m Catac and the small village of Pachacoto to 3700m., from this point leave the road and continue along the east side surrounded by lots of brush, begin to enjoy the beautiful scenery combined with the blue sky and the dark green of the hills and the distance the snowy peaks of the mountains combined with the landscape, the first tourist will appreciate Patococha Lake, then arrive at the National Park where we find water Pumapampa, a few miles from this point will stop at a colorful little lake called Pumapashimin color-changing solar radiation. At the same time we will be near the great Bromeliadis called Puya Raimondi. The highest exponent of the high Andean flora, a single inflorescence in the world for their height, which can reach 12 feet, and his lifetime that borders 100 years, continue up the road toward the glacier at 5000 m Pastoruri , to finally arrive and see the Nevado Pastoruri 5240m., and all its beauty, here you can see ice caves and ice candles which can be accessed after a short walk or ride from the parking area for cars and buses. .
Today is prohibited Pastoruri snowy ascent, we can only observe it close and then return to Huaraz for overnight (B)

DAY 6 HUARAZ CITY TOUR AND MONTERREY HOT SPRINGS
After breakfast we begin the visit of the town of Huaraz that includes the Main Square and the Regional Museum of Ancash (often referred to as the biggest lithical museum of South America), the church of Soledad and the traditional street José Olaya, Psicultura, the lookout point of Pinar, the archeological ruins of Waullac or Willcawain (optional) and Monterrey hot springs.

ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ANCASH
Considered the biggest lytic museum of South America, this museum contains more than 700 lithical sculptures dating mainly from the Recuay culture with some artifacts from other cultures, such as the Chavin, Waras, Recuay, Moche, Wari, Chimú, Chancay, and Inca cultures. Among the artifacts are: tools, mummies with cranial deformations, textiles, all collected by the priest Augusto Soriano Infante. Presently the museum is undergoing restoration work.

THE TEMPLE AND SANCTUARY OF SOLEDAD (SOLITUDE)
Is located in the highest part of the town, the neighborhood of Soledad (Solitude). Within this temple are found the main images used during the Holy week of Huaraz, such as: The lord if Ramos, which whom the holy week is initiated; the Nazareno, an image that recalls the three falls of Christ on the way to the cross, the Christ, the lord of Resurrection, with which the ceremony is closed. We find as well images of the Virgin in pain, Maria Magdalena and Saint John.

TROUT FARM
Located in Huaraz, this fishery is one of the biggest in the country, known for the production of trout (especially the rainbow species) and salmon.

JOSÉ OLAYA STREET
Although not very well maintained, this street is one of the few that survived the 1970 earthquake, and preserves its charm in the narrow alleys and its balconies. Moreover, it is still used as the entry of the villagers to the neighborhoods of Soledad and San Francisco. This street used to divide the town of Huaraz in two parts: Ichoc - waras (left side of Huaraz) and Allauca waras (right side of Huaraz). On Sundays, on this street one can join local families for traditional food of the region, such as chicha de jora, tamales, pachamanca and other typical food.

MONTERREY
Not far from Huaraz (7 km) are the hot thermal pools at Monterrey, with two swimming pools with hot water at a temperature of about 48ºC and with a high content of sulfur, chlorine and bicarbonate.

At the end return to Huaraz and afternoon free just in time to catch your return bus to Lima (Bus fare included) that departs at 10.30pm and arrives Lima at 6.00am next day. (B)

INCLUDED:
Bus tickets Lima – Huaraz – Huaraz – Lima –Bus Bed Móvil tours transfer in / out
Private transport for each place
Hotel 3 stars
Breakfast each day
English guide
Entrances to each tourist place.

NOT INCLUDED
Nothing that is not specified here

CLIMATE:
The climate is very dry, in the morning usually the sky is clean and the climate is warm. In the morning the temperature is between 7º until 15º. In the shadow is cold. The Night is very cold, between 5º until 0º. Exist two seasons very different: dry epoch from April to September, accentuating between June and August and epoch of rain from October and May, the maxim rains are between January and April.

RECOMMENDATIONS
- T-shirts polyester, several changes
- 1 jacket
- 1 impermeable dress coat
- 2 trousers
- socks several changes
- Gloves
- hat
- Sunglasses
- Sun cream
if you bring medicine, we recommended:
- Tablet for altitude sickness: acetosolamida
- Antalgina
- Tablets for the stomach
ADDITIONAL:
- Camera
- 1 book

DAY 7 CUSCO PICK UP
Pick up at the bus station and transfer to the Lima’s airport to catch your 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 day to rest.
Pick up and according time to go a Dinner Show in a tourist Restaurant then overnight (D).

DAY 8 CUSCO CITY TOUR
Breakfast, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light lunch in either your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the afternoon we will depart on a City tour (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)

DAY 9 FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will have a good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to interact with the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. The Valley has a distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude of 2,970 ms (9,700 p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley and followed by Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke their ancestral inheritance, lunch in a typical restaurant and then the last visit will be to Chinchero market.
Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, return to Cusco main square at 6:30pm approx.
The night is free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice; although we always have plenty of suggestions for you should you require them. (B, L)

Note: Take this tour on market days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Bilingual Guided tour on different days

DAY 10 MACHUPICCHU OVERNIGHT TOUR
Early breakfast and pickup to go the train station to depart to Machu Picchu, the trip takes about 4 hours. During the trip we will have an amazing view of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba and the Amazon rainforest providing you a small hint of how much Peru has to offer. Upon arrival to the little town of Aguas Calientes you will have to approach the bus station towards the “Ciudadela of Machu Picchu” (Only 20 minutes ride) to receive a professional guided tour by this Huge Historical Sanctuary follow by some free time to explore the zone on your own and then take your buffet lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge restaurant (included), an according time, we will go down to the Aguas Calientes town to relax at the hot springs or just overnight at the select hotel in Aguas Calientes town. (B,L).

DAY 11 MACHU PICCHU / CUZCO
Breakfast and rest of day at leisure by your own (entrance and bus fee to Machu Picchu not included on this day) in the afternoon return to Cusco. Reception at the train station and transfer to the Hotel where it passed the night (B).

Upon request: You can make a second visit to Machu Picchu and have the chance to know hidden places, such as the Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) or for more adventures can take a hike to the top of Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) to visit the Temple of the Moon and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Or if you have good physical conditions can take a hike full of adrenaline to the Putukusi mountain opposite position than Machu Picchu which allows us to have other unforgettable views from this new wonder.

DAY 12: 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
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