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PERU OVERLAND 15 DAYS JOURNEY      

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
   

PERU OVERLAND 15 DAYS JOURNEY

 

An interesting trip along the Panamericana road from Lima to Arequipa visiting Paracas, the Ballestas islands and the Nazca lines. Once in Arequipa we will take an overnight excursion to the Colca canyon to admire the condor's flight, furthermore we will visit the Titikaka lake and Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu.

 

BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY - 2 PEOPLE

 

Basic Class 2**

Tourist Class 3***

Accom. Lima

La Castellanar

Carmel

Accommodation

La Gruta

Maison D'Elise

Htl in Colca

Eco Inn

Casa Andina

Accom. Puno

Conde de Lemos

Casona Plaza

Accom. Cusco

Orquidea Real

Los Andes de America

Accom. A. Calientes

Continental

El Santuario

Train Tickets

Expedition

Vistadome

Buffet Lunch

Hatuchay Tower

Tinkuy

Price per Person

US  $ 2445

US  $ 2792

 

BASED ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY - 1 PERSON

 

Basic Class 2**

Tourist Class 3***

Accom. Lima

La Castellana

Carmel

Accommodation

La Gruta

Maison D'Elise

Htl in Colca

Eco Inn

Casa Andina

Accom. Puno

Conde de Lemos

Casona Plaza

Accom. Cusco

Orquidea Real

Los Andes de America

Accom. A. Calientes

Continetal

El Santuario

Train Tickets

Expedition

Vistadome

Buffet Lunch

Hatuchay Tower

Tinkuy

Price per Person

US  $ 2919

US  $ 3598

 

DAY 1 LIMA
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the hotel. Overnight (No meals)

DAY 2 FULL DAY LIMA CITY TOUR & GOLD MUSEUM
Lima.jpg (33422 bytes)Breakfast, then you will be picked up from your hotel around 9.00am.
The city tour begins with the visit to the Plaza the Armas, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Running along two sides are arcades with shops: Portal de Escribanos and Portal de Botoneros.
In the centre of the Plaza is a bronze fountain dating from 1560. Located in the Plaza is the Cathedral, note the splendidly carved stalls, the silver covered altars surrounded by fine woodwork, mosaic covered walls bearing the coats of arms of Lima and Pizarro. Next to the Cathedral is the Archbishop's Palace. Then you'll visit the Monastery of San Francisco, this is famous for the Sevillan tile work and paneled ceiling in the cloisters, the catacombs under the church and part of the monastery are well worth seeing, You'll visit the old colonial streets in the centre of the city, and the modern Lima with the district of San Isidro and Miraflores. We will also visit the Peruvian Gold Museum; this excellent collection includes pre-Columbian gold, silver and bronze, ceramics, weavings, mummies, etc. Upstairs is a remarkable arms collections with an impressive exhibition from Spanish colonial times. Finally, transfer to the hotel and overnight. (B,L)

DAY 3 PARACAS
Pick up at your hotel early morning and transfer to the Bus Station to take the Bus to Ica that departs at 07:00 am arriving at 11:30 am. Approx. Assistance upon arrival and transfer to the Hotel, then excursion to Paracas of about 3 hours. Paracas is one of the best marine reserves, with the highest concentration of marine birds, we will visit the Interpretation Centre of the RNP, The Cathedral, Lagunilla beach, Red Beach and Yumaque beach to see petrified dinosaur eggs (in studio) and finally the Independence Obelisk. In the afternoon return to the hotel and Overnight. (B,L)

DAY 4 BALLESTAS ISLANDS - NAZCA LINES
ballestas.jpg (28420 bytes)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 then we will have a visit to the Chauchilla Cemetery, where skulls, mummies and pottery shards littering the desert.
At 10:00 pm approx transfer to the Bus Station to take your Bus to Arequipa (Bus Ticket included) (B,L)

DAY 5 AREQUIPA
colca canyon.jpg (37225 bytes)Upon arrival reception and transfer to the selected Hotel. You will be picked up in the afternoon. The tour of the White City of Arequipa begins visiting: Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Cloister of the Church and Society, The Temple and the Plaza of San Francisco, tour of the San Lorenzo neighborhood, visit and tour of the Monasterio de Santa Catalina which was closed to the public for centuries, restored and opened smoothly today allows us to appreciate what was the city of Arequipa in the seventeenth century, walking through its narrow streets, squares and perfumed gardens and impressive addition to the tight Cloisters by huge walls of Ashlar, Stone rustic washes, cells and all that make up this small colonial citadel, then we moved to the beautiful and green countryside of Yanahuara’s Pointview contemplate as the Misti Volcano, Pichu Pichu and Chachani the terraces of Paucarpata, The Mill Sabandia, Tingo and the Mirador de Sachaca. At the end return to the hotel. Overnight. (B)

DAY 6 COLCA CANYON
08:00 am Leave Arequipa to a journey to the center of the Earth, our end Colca Canyon, towards nor west direction behind snow-covered Chachani, Yura, small valley with thermal springs, see wild vicuñas in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve, Alpacas & llamas in Tocra, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, andean gooze, ducks, Andean eagle "Kara Kara" view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m.)(15,000ft.), See the Ampato, Sabancaya, Walca Walca, etc.) Chivay Capital of the valley. Afternoon visit to the thermal springs & pools in La Calera. (Admission to the pools not included, about $5 per person). Overnight at selected accommodation. (B,L, D)

DAY 7 COLCA CANYON - PUNO
Early morning after breakfast leave for a full day excursion. We departure to Cruz del Condor where you can appreciate the flight of the condors. Also the Geographical Impressive scene, created by the Colca river can be admired. Approximately one hour after, the tour will come back to Chivay, stopping in the typical villages of: Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque.

Viewpoints of Chocotetico and Antahuilque where the stone and mock ups Collaguas can be seen that people have used to test, parts of the canyon which are suitable for cultivation. This is a good place to appreciate the Andean valley of the Colca. Hanging pre-Inca tombs.
Lunch in the village of Chivay and then bus transportation to go Puno. Upon arrival assistance and transportation to the hotel. Overnight (B, L)

DAY 8 UROS ISLAND AND AMANTANI ISLAND (OVERNIGHT)
Our trip to Lake Titicaca begins with the pickup from your hotel in Puno to go to the port of Puno where we board the boat that took us to the amazing floating islands of the Uros.
It is said that Uros have inhabited these islands for hundreds of years, people of the Uros know how to remove the abundant existing cane reed and put it together in large quantities and then putting them together to form small islands and platforms so that these ancient inhabitants despite the weather today remain living in artificial islands of reeds, known as the Water Tribe, they have to build their own islands regularly, adding new layers of "Totora." Their homes and boats are made from this material.

During our visit we will visit native families, schoolhouses, souvenir shops and can even ride in one of his little reed boats, then we will go in our boat to the island of Amantani, located at an altitude of 3.817 meters. Arriving at the island will taste typical local lunch, then we will go to the famous pre-Inca temples Pachamama and Pachatata , these temples are dedicated to the fertility of the land and ceremonial rituals are offered there.
This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives still ruled by their ancient traditions, whose main business is the production of ceramics and textiles. The positive energy of this island is so powerful that it is known as the "Island of Love."
Here we have a magnificent panoramic view of the evening, after our visit we will have accommodation at the family home, dinner and overnight at Amantaní (Shared bathrooms, no hot water). (B,L,D)

DAY 9 AMANTANI AND TAQUILE ISLAND
After breakfast descend to the port of Amantaní to take our boat and head to Taquile Island. This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed an efficient work in community and every family to help each other, also implement the barter system, carried through generations (known as the barter exchange of goods) but their main economic activity is agriculture and are also expert weavers and artisans, local residents themselves have been directly involved in improving tourism in the island without losing their ancestral customs, after our visit we will have the typical lunch of fresh fish (Trout) in the afternoon we descend to the port for our boat to take us back to Puno.Overnight (B,L)

DAY 10 PUNO - CUSCO
Early breakfast and transfer to the bus station so you can take the ride to Cusco. Departs Puno on guided bus to Cusco, visiting on the route picturesque towns and archeological sites such as Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, Sicuani, La Raya and Pukara. Lunch included. Afternoon arrival in Cusco, reception and transfer to your accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.(B,L)
(*) Additional fare if travelling by train. Ask for availability.

DAY 11 CUSCO CITY TOUR
cusco plaza.jpg (34210 bytes)Breakfast and 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 evening 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)

*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $24 per person

DAY 12 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 13 CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU (*Overnight in Aguas Calientes)
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 selected 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 14 MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
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 15 CUSCO / LIMA
Transfer from hotel to the airport for your return flight back to Lima, (airfare not included).(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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