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Majestic Discovery Circuit: Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno & Cusco 13 days

In the expedition that we present to you next, you will know the destinations more required of our majestic Peru, like for example; the city of the Kings, where we will appreciate the Park Intihuatana, we will visit the Huaca Pucllana, the park El Olivar, the main square, with the Municipal Palace, the Palace of Government, the Cathedral of Lima and the convention of Santo Domingo to finish the tour by Lima.

We will continue the tour towards the south and carry out the expedition to the Ballestas Islands where we will see penguins, sea lions and the magnificent figure of the candelabra engraved on a dune in front of the sea. Our expedition will continue towards the city of Nazca and then fly over the majestic Nazca lines.

The magnificent White City of Arequipa will be our next point of visit, to continue to the city of Puno and navigate the highest Nabeglabe Lake in the world - Titicaca, our circuit will continue to visit the imperial city of Cusco.

On the expedition to the Imperial city of Cusco, we will visit the Cathedral and the Qoricancha temple, as well as visit the 4 ruins near the city.  The next day we will continue our visit to the Pisac Ruins, the traditional market of Pisac, we will appreciate the majestic landscape of the Sacred Valley and we will finish the day with the visit to Ollantaytambo.
To discover our wonderful citadel of Machupicchu, we will take one of the Inca trails that were used by our ancestors to reach Machupicchu in 2 days, ending at our wonderful citadel of and be able to appreciate its entire splendor.

Itinerary

Day 1: LIMA: TRADITIONAL CITY TOUR

Day 1: LIMA: TRADITIONAL CITY TOUR

Welcome, reception and transfer to the selected hotel Overnight in Lima.

At the appointed time, we will start visiting the city.

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

Arrival in Lima. The city tour includes a visit to Lima, known as the City of Kings and that will begin his excursion in the afternoon between 14:15 - 14:30 the visit begins at Huaca Pucllana, which was a pre-Inca ceremonial and administrative building.

You will then visit the city center where you will 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 you 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 selected hotel in Lima.

Day 2: RELAXED LIMA

Day 2: RELAXED LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day free activities.

Overnight in Lima.

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

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

2:30 am Pick up from your hotels.

4:00 am Departure from Lima to Paracas from the bus station

7:30 - 7:50 am Pick up from Paracas bus station and transfer to the sea dock

8:00 am Boarding in the sliders, putting on life jackets and start of the guided sea tour through the Ballestas Islands and observation of the Candelabro enriching tour of 2 hours approx. by the whimsical natural rock formations that are home to important marine fauna, such as large colonies of guano birds, Humboldt Penguins, the friendly Sea Lions, Dolphins, Guanayes, Piqueros and more

10:00 AM After the tour, you will have free time to walk around the Paracas Bay that can to take pictures, buy handicrafts and get to know

11:00 AM Tourist mobility trip to Ica - Huacachina

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

04:00 pm Start of the adventure circuit in the dunes of Huacachina, where you will make a pure adrenaline in sand carts (buggies) and they will also be able to do sandboarding (sliding in tables), circuit lasts about one hour. Then you will have free time to walk around the Oasis, take a boat ride, take pictures, and buy crafts.

At about 06:00 pm we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night.

Hotel in Ica

Day 4: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Day 4: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the agreed hour, we will go in our mobility to the Nazca airfield. You will be able to do the overflight to see the ancient geoglyphs located within the Nazca Desert and which are be composed of figures that have various 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 in length at the end of the tour.

Return to the bus terminal in the city of Nazca.

At the end of the flight, we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at 11:30 pm approximately.

We will be assisted on our 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.

Free day free activities.

Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 6: AREQUIPA – PUNO

Day 6: AREQUIPA – PUNO

Breakfast at the hotel.

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

7:30pm approximate arrival in the city of Puno, reception at the bus station and transfer to the hotel.

Hotel 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.

At 7:00 am, we will start the day by picking you up from your hotels to take you to the port start the tour, the program allows you to make a full day excursion on the Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and you will visit as first point the more than 63 floating islands of the Uros, where they are inhabited by Aymara families, these islands have been built of totora reeds and water plants of the place that serves to make their homes, these islands are also known as "the lake town" its activities are artisan fishing, hunting wild birds and textile art, after leaving such a peculiar place.

We will continue its journey to Taquile Island, where you will be able to appreciate the customs and traditions of the islanders, who preserve their customs, traditions and traditional dress from that place you will see a beautiful view of Lake Titicaca and appreciate the beautiful textiles, which received the award by UNESCO, the spinning and weaving are made mainly by men.

We will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the square, at the end of the lunch the visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take pictures with the friendly locals.

In the afternoon we will descend to the dock and start our return trip to Puno,

We will arrive in the city at approximately 05:00pm.

We will spend the night at the hotel in Puno.

Day 8: PUNO – CUSCO

Day 8: PUNO – CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Around 06:15am, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus station at the Puno's land terminal.

Our journey to Cusco will last 10 hours approximately, where we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the most interesting places in the south of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the Raya pass at 4335 meters above sea level and the Inka museum Aymara from Pukara.

Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where you can ask questions, take pictures and explore the attractions of the place, making this experience an unforgettable one.

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

Hotel in Cusco.

Day 9: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Day 9: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning free to acclimatize or do some shopping.

City tour in Cusco in the afternoon.

Our staff will pick you up from your rooms to start the city tour.

Tour 4 Ruins, the first place we will visit is the Archaeological complex of "Sacsayhuamán", this magnificent Inca construction located north of the city of Cusco is famous for its huge blocks of carved limestone joined with amazing precision, the whole complex comprises three large zigzagged terraces, and we will give a small tour to the imposing statue of the white Christ which is also a viewpoint of the city of Cusco.

Continuing with the City Tour we will go to Qenqo this place was a ceremonial center since it. In the central part, there is a giant monolith surrounded by niches, where offerings were placed.

Finally we will visit two other important archaeological ritual ceremonial sites which are Puca Pucara is composed of a small square where you can see rooms, platforms, water channels and Tambomachay (tambo) means resting place and (machay) means underground cavity, east cave place fulfilled the religious function linked to the water and regeneration of the land Puca Pucara. Once after this tour of the City Tour 4 ruins we will return to the city of Cusco.

Overnight at the hotel of your choice.

Day 10: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

Day 10: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will pick you up from your hotel between 08:00am and 08:15am to start the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the course of the day, we will visit the beautiful archaeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, will have the buffet lunch included in Urubamba.

The tour of the Sacred Valley ends for you after visiting the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You will then head to the train station in Ollantaytambo, which is an 8-minute walk away, our guide to the Sacred Valley will guide you, and it is easy to get there.

You should board your train at 4:15pm at the latest, after a 1:45am trip you will arrive in Aguas Calientes where our transfer is waiting for you to accompany you to your hotel, in this same hotel you will contact our guide to coordinate with you for the next day's hearing.

Overnight at the election site in Aguas Calientes.

Day 11: CUSCO – INKATRAIL TO KM 104

Day 11: CUSCO – INKATRAIL TO KM 104

Meals: Box Lunch and dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight in Aguas Calientes town. (Hotel on request)
Distance: 16kms/10 mills (6 hours more or less of hiking)
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate.
Walking Time: Approximately 6 hours (including picnic lunch in route)
Walk and Terrain: Walk, canter on open roads, some steep ascending trails


Breakfast at the hotel (subject to pick-up time depending on train schedule)

Transfer from the Hotel to the Ollantaytambo Train Station towards Km 104.

TREKKING KM 104 "CHACHABAMBA TO INTI PUNKU, THE GATEWAY TO THE SUN

The hour of the pickup from your hotel will have been previously coordinated and it varies according to the train schedule may be this one of 06:10AM or 07:45AM (or others available at the time of your confirmation).

You will deliver their respective box lunches and take them to the Ollantaytambo train station where the transfer will leave you so that you can board your train and it will take you to km 104 (it could be km 106 according to the DRC). At that place your guide will be waiting for you to immediately to begin the tour of the Chachabamba Archaeological Group, which is located at 2250, m.a.s.l. like this the same will pass through the complex until they reach Wiñay Wayna agricultural center.

During the journey, you will be able to appreciate the beautiful views of the Urubamba River as well as the different types of orchids that you will find on the way.
Then we will take a short break for the box lunch that you will I give previously,

After that continue with our walk to Machupicchu and be able appreciate the beautiful sunset over the Inti Punku (Gate of the sun) after this unforgettable experience we will descend until we reach the town of Aguas Calientes, at all times you will be with your guide who will help you locate your hotel so you can get settled, then coordinate the time of your dinner that will be included, taking advantage of the moment to finalize the details of your guided tour in Machupicchu of the next day.

Night in your hotel in the town of Machupicchu (Aguas Calientes).

Day 12: MACHUPICCHU - THE SUNRISE EXPERIENCE

Day 12: MACHUPICCHU - THE SUNRISE EXPERIENCE

Meals: Breakfast (If you booked the hotel with us)
Distance: 8.9kms/5.5mls “By Bus in 25 minutes”
Difficulty: Easy waking

*** Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain hike depends on availability; please let us know if you want to add one of these extra hikes at the time of your booking.
*** We only take ITEP EcoTravel passengers in our small vans / auto – We do not use public transport.


Breakfast at the hotel.

According to what you have coordinated with your guide, you will have to go to the bus station, for this you have to coordinate with your hotel so they can give you breakfast to go.

The upload will be will do together with your guide by bus (if you wish to walk up, please communicate in writing at to request your reservation).

We will visit the archaeological complex of Machupicchu (2400 m) our visit will last approximately 2 to 2.5 hours around the Inca citadel, visiting the main sites such as the enclosures, squares, sacred fountains, temples, and the agricultural and urban sector. After our visit can be used to climb the mountain of Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain (it is important to have the ticket purchased in advance) or you could choose go down to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch (on your own) or rest, considering that you should be 30 minutes before the departure of your train.

The average train schedule included is from 15:20 hours (the schedule could vary according to the availability at time of your confirmation, it could be the train at 4:22pm, 6:20pm, 8:50pm or 9:50pm), if you want an earlier train or another improved service like the Vistadome only please indicate on your application to send you options.

Whatever your train schedule is, it will take you only until the station of Ollantaytambo, and at this point, the transporter will wait for you with the pallet of the company and will bring them to Cusco, leaving them near your hotel.

Day 13: CUSCO OUT - LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel

At the appropriate time, transfer out.

What's Included

  • Transfer in and out at each destination.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • City tour in Lima + Santo Domingo convent
  • Bus Cruz Del Sur Lima - Paracas
  • 01 night accommodation in Nazca
  • Excursion to the Ballestas Islands
  • Overflight to Nazca lines (Airport taxes not included)
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca + Typical Lunch
  • 04 nights’ accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • Cusco City tour + 4 nearby ruins
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • Inca Trail 02 days with Box Lunch and Dinner on the first day
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Visit to Machu Picchu
  • Bus Consetur descends on the first day and goes up and down on the second day of the Inca Trail.
  • Train Ollantaytambo - Km 104 - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Train Expedition round trip + dinner at tourist restaurant, is for category 2 and 3 stars and train Vistadome to return + dinner at restaurant El Mapy for category 4 and 5 stars, for those who spend the night in Belmond dinner in Tinkuy (Sanctuary Lodge).
  • For 2 and 3 stars hotels will be used on the route Puno-Cusco, the tourist bus with stops and income.
  • For 4 and 5 star hotels, the Perurail Titicaca Train will be used on the Puno-Cusco route, departing only on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The other days will be by tourist bus and will have a discount of US$200 per person.

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