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Majestic Classic Circuit: Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco 12 Days

In this circuit you will be able to know the most visited destinations in our  majestic Peru, such as the city of the Kings, where we will visit the  Intihuatana Park, we will pass through the Huaca Pucllana, the El Olivar park,  the main square, appreciating the Plaza de Armas from outside, With the  Municipal Palace, Government Palace and the Cathedral of Lima, at the end of  the tour you will enter the convent of Santo Domingo.

To continue the tour we  will travel south to make the Excursion to the Ballestas Islands being able to  observe the penguins and the figure of the chandelier on a dune in front of the  sea, we will then continue towards the city of Nazca and then fly over the  majestic Nazca lines, The circuit continues to the beautiful white city of  Arequipa and then goes to the city of Puno and navigate Lake Titicaca, to  continue advancing on our circuit we will visit the imperial city of Cusco.

On  the tour of the Imperial city of Cusco we will enter the Cathedral and the Qoricancha temple, in addition to visiting the 4 ruins near the city. The next  day we will continue our visit to the Pisac Ruins, to the traditional Pisac Market, we will appreciate the majestic landscape of the Sacred Valley and we  will end the day with a visit to Ollantaytambo. We cannot finish the circuit  without visiting our wonderful citadel of Machupicchu and appreciating its  majesty.

Itinerary

Day 1: LIMA

Day 1: LIMA

Welcome at the Jorge Chávez Lima airport and transfer to the selected hotel.

Day off

Day 2: LIMA RELAX

Day 2: LIMA RELAX

Breakfast at the hotel.


Lima City Tour

The city tour in Lima is optional; it is done in two shifts in the morning or in the afternoon depending on your time.

Arrival in Lima. The city tour includes the visit of Lima known as the “City of the Kings” and that

Your excursion will begin in the afternoon between 2:15pm to 2:30pm.

The visit begins in the Huaca Pucllana, which was a ceremonial and administrative pre-Inca building. Then you will visit the city center where find the Cathedral, the Tomb of Pizarro, the Catacombs of San Francisco, the Congress, the Palace of Torre Tagle, and some residential neighborhoods, such as San Isidro and Miraflores where they can see spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Once your tour is over you will be transferred to your hotel or in Miraflores, the districts of San Isidro. Night in Lima.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Lima.

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

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

2:30 am Pick up from your hotels.

4:00 AM Depart Lima for Paracas from the bus station.

7:30 - 7:50 AM Pick up at the Paracas bus station and transfer to the seafront

8:00 AM Boarding on the sliders, putting on a life jacket and beginning of the guided Maritime Tour of the Ballestas Islands and observation of the Chandelier

Enriching tour of 2 hours approx. for the capricious natural rock formations that house important marine fauna, such as large colonies of guano birds, Humboldt Penguins, the friendly Sea Lions, Dolphins, Guanayes, Boobies and more

10:00 AM After the tour, have free time to walk around the Paracas Bay that can be used to take photos, buy handicrafts and meet

11:00 AM Tourist mobility trip to Ica - Huacachina

12:00 PM approx. Arrival in Huacachina where you will have free time to walk, have lunch and do other activities such as a boat ride in the lagoon (we suggest adding another activity)

04:00 PM Start of the adventure circuit in the dunes of Huacachina, where a ride of pure adrenaline is carried out in sand cars and you can do the sand board (sliding on boards), circuit lasts an hour approx. Then, free time to walk around the Oasis, take a boat ride, take photos and buy handicrafts.

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

Day 4: NAZCA: OVERFLIGHT TO THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Day 4: NAZCA: OVERFLIGHT TO THE MAJESTIC NAZCA  LINES

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the agreed time, we will go in our mobility to the Nazca aerodrome. You will be able to make the flight over to see the ancient geoglyphs located within the Nazca desert and that stand out for being made up of figures that have different designs within the Earth's surface. These shapes can be geometric, zoomorphic and phytomorphic figures such as (hummingbird monkey, giant bird, spider and others). The lengths of these impressive figures range from 50 to 300 meters long end of the tour.

Return to the bus terminal in the city of Nazca.

At the end of the flyby, 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 assisted upon arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.

Day 5: AREQUIPA RELAXED

Day 5: AREQUIPA RELAXED

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will have the morning free to rest, walk around the city center and have lunch.
 

La Campiña Arequipeña excursion (optional and additional tour)

Pick up from the hotel at 02:00 pm

Our excursion begins with the pickup of our tourists at their respective hotels, and then we will drive our mobility to the outskirts of the city of Arequipa where we will first visit the beautiful Mirador de Sachaca, which will offer us a beautiful natural panorama of Arequipa and its volcanoes (Volcan Misti). Then we will drive our vehicle to the Mission of the Founder, a beautiful construction from the colonial era where the founder of the city of Arequipa, García Manuel de Carvajal lived in the 15th century.

Finally, we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and we will reach the Molino de Sabandia, an impressive construction based on volcanic rock known as sillar, where you can see an old stone mill that was built in the year 1,785 where we will return to the city of Arequipa ending our excursion.

Overnight at the hotel of choice in Arequipa.

Day 6: AREQUIPA - PUNO

Day 6: AREQUIPA - PUNO

Breakfast at the hotel.

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

19:30 pm we will arrive in the city of Puno, where they will be waiting for us at the bus station and transfer us to the selected hotel.

Accommodation night in Puno.

 

Day 7: PUNO: FULL DAY TO TITICACA LAKE (UROS & TAQUILLE ISLANDS)

Day 7:  PUNO: FULL DAY TO TITICACA LAKE (UROS  & TAQUILLE ISLANDS)

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel to go on a transport to the pier or main port. Around 7:00 am, we start the departure towards the floating islands of the Uros, currently considered the Lake Titicaca National Reserve. Also known as the highest navigable lake in the world. During the trip, you will be able to observe a beautiful panoramic view, landscape. Our specialized guide will introduce you to the existence of the Uros floating islands.

Today the Uros people still maintain their own culture and tradition, as well as artisanal fishing, especially from (CARACHI) and silverside. When the fishing is abundant, they conserve the fish drying them in the sun. They are also engaged in hunting wild birds and collecting duck eggs. There are 75 islands that currently live, and each island is well organized, after a long and beautiful visit, you will say goodbye to the Uros. Our next visit will be the natural island of Taquile.

Natural island of Taquile.- To get to our next visit, we will sail by boat for 2 and a half hours, to the natural Island of Taquile, during navigation you will be able to observe the chain of mountains (the Cordillera Real), not only that, the Taquile people very collaborative and well organized. It is the reason that the Taquileños have demonstrated their high degree of progress in textiles, receiving their award from UNESCO. It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly made by men, starting at the age of eight, and women exclusively make yarn and knitting.

The visit will take an average of 2 hours, and 1 hour will have to taste a delicious typical lunch, if you really want to be part of this community, you can voluntarily collaborate by buying some of their crafts. So that this community has some means of sustainability, that way they can continue to show their existence to future travelers. Finally, our guide will inform you of the return time, arriving at 17:00 pm. to the city of Puno.

We will spend the night at the selected hotel in Puno.

Day 8: PUNO - CUSCO

Day 8: PUNO - CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel.

At around 06:15 am they will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the bus station in the Terrestrial terminal of 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 museum Aymara from 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 bus station and we will be transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.

 

Day 9: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Day 9: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free morning to acclimatize or make some purchases.

City tour in Cusco 13:00 - 13:30.

The City Tour in the city of Cusco will allow you to know the most impressive archaeological and religious tourist places in the cosmopolitan city of Cusco, Peru.

This unmissable tour for all visitors is made daily from 1:00 p.m. starting with the Cathedral Basilica of the city of Cusco, one of the most notable colonial monuments in America, Qoricancha or Coricancha known as the Temple of the Sun and visit archaeological centers outside the city such as Sacsayhuaman a megalithic construction, Qenko considered as an underground chamber where mummifications were made, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, important archaeological centers of a religious nature of the Inca culture.

After a little culture at the end of the tour, why not enjoy the beautiful city, move your body a little and enjoy all the bars and clubs that our beautiful city offers.

Overnight at the hotel of choice.

Day 10: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY

Day 10: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will pick you up at your hotel (8:30 a.m.) and then start our tour in the sacred valley of the Incas, which is a beautiful place with beautiful landscapes and views, its people, its craft markets, and other tourist attractions. In Pisaq, we will visit the artisan market where we will find works in textiles, ceramics, goldsmiths and others.

After visiting this beautiful town, we will go to the top of the mountain where the archaeological center is located with its imposing constructions of agricultural terraces and other constructions that despite being more than 500 years old, they are intact.

After visiting this place, we will continue our tour along the banks of the WILCAMAYU river (sacred river) until we reach Urubamba where they will have time to have lunch and rest a little.

Then continue with the tour in OLLANTAYTAMBO. It is a very unique and picturesque town because the inhabitants of the place still use the Inca buildings as houses and its narrow and cobbled streets make this place a beautiful traditional town, the religious center is located on the top of the mountain where the temple of the sun it continues to impose its majesty.

In this place, the tour ends at approximately 4:00 p.m. and then we will go to the traditional town of Chinchero, where the remains of the royal hacienda of Túpac Inca Yupanqui are located. We will appreciate its well preserved Inca Walls in the main square and you will also appreciate the beautiful colonial temple with interesting frescoes in the portico, built on the bases of an Inca construction, this town is a beautiful example of the mestizo and colonial style and at the indicated time return to Cusco

Accommodation night in Cusco

Day 11: AGUAS CALIENTES: MACHUPICCHU- CUSCO

Day 11: AGUAS CALIENTES: MACHUPICCHU- CUSCO

04:00 am. After breakfast at the hotel, we will go to your hotel to pick you up and then move in the direction of the train station in Ollantaytambo, located 1 hour and 40 minutes from the city of Cusco. Where you will take the train in the direction of the town of Aguas Calientes passing through beautiful typical landscapes of the Andes, the trip will last approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival at the train station in Aguas Calientes we will be waiting for you to transfer you to the bus station, which will lead us to the citadel of Machu Picchu on a zigzagging path for approximately 30 minutes.

In the Inca city of Machu Picchu you will have a guided tour of the most outstanding places in the city, for 2 and a half hours, at the end of the tour you will have free time to take more pictures and get to know the place better on your own. At the appropriate time, you should take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you can enjoy varied cuisine. Then depending on the train schedule back to Ollantaytambo, it is necessary to be 30 minutes before boarding the train.

When you arrive at the Ollantaytambo station, we will be waiting for you for the transfer to the city of Cusco. Overnight hotel.

06:00 - 08:00 PM we board the train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy.

Upon arrival, we will wait for you at the Ollantaytambo or Poroy train station to transfer to Cusco.

Accommodation night in Cusco.

Day 12: CUSCO - LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer hotel - airport.

Flight CuscoLima.

Arrival to Lima.

Waiting at the airport for international flight.

What's Included

  • Transfers inn and out at each destination.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Traditional city tour in Lima + Convent of Santo Domingo
  • 01 night accommodation in Nazca with breakfast
  • Ballestas Islands
  • Overflight the Nazca lines without taxes
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Arequipa with breakfasts
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca with typical lunch
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Cusco with breakfasts
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • City Tour + 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + 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 US $ 200 per person.

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