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Marvelous Circuit: Lima, Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco 16 days

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

We will continue the tour towards the south and make 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 Nasca lines.

The magnificent White City of Arequipa will be our next point of visit, to continue to the city of Puno and navigate on the highest navigable lake in the world - the 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 thus be able to appreciate its entire splendor.

Itinerary

Day 1: LIMA - FREE DAY

Day 1: LIMA - FREE DAY

Welcome, reception by our staff in the Jorge Chavez Airport and transfer to the selected hotel.

Free day free activities, not included in the program.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: DINNER SHOW

Day 2: DINNER SHOW

Breakfast at the hotel - Free day.

At 19:00 hours, our staff will pick you up to take you to a theme restaurant, where you will have the pleasure of enjoying a buffet dinner show of typical Peruvian dances.

The restaurant at night will be La Dama Juana a perfect choice for this night.

You will have as an option a variety of typical Peruvian dishes in a very complete buffet dinner and varied.

At the end of the dinner show, our staff will be waiting for you to return to the hotel.

22:00 Return to the hotel.

Hotel night in the selection room.

Day 3: FREE DAY LIMA

Day 3: FREE DAY LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day to develop free activities, not included in the program.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

Day 4: 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 of the Ballestas Islands and observation of the Candelabra.

Enriching tour of 2 hours approx, through the whimsical natural rock formations

They are home to important marine fauna, such as large colonies of guano birds, penguins Humboldt, 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 you can take pictures, buy crafts 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 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 will have a ride of pure adrenaline in sand carts (buggies) and they will also be able to the sandboarding (sliding on boards), circuit lasts about an hour. Then you will have time free for them to stroll around the Oasis, take boats, take pictures and buy handicrafts.

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

Hotel in Ica.

Day 5: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Day 5: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the previously agreed hour in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the Nazca airfield where we will board a light aircraft for an unforgettable aerial excursion over the Nazca Lines.

Our bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until you board the plane.

From the sky, we will observe the majestic lines and figures of the Pampas of San Jose that have 500 hectares and that have been studied for many years by Dr. Maria Reiche (According to Dr. Maria Reiche, who has dedicated a large part of her life to the study of these lines, is the Calendar Astronomical world). The Nazca Lines are mysterious traces made.

From the Nazca Airfield. We will board a small plane that will take us to the mysterious Nazca Lineswhere 12 figures will be shown: whale, trapezoid, monkey, dog, condor, spider, hummingbird, alcatras, parrot, hands, tree, and the most mysterious The Astronaut among others in large dimensions that reach from 15 to 300 meters each and with a depth of approximately 30 centimeters.

The overflight lasts 30 - 35 minutes approximately.

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.

Hotel in Arequipa.

Day 6: AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR

Day 6: AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel.

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

Optional excursion to the Arequipa countryside

Pick up from hotel at 02:00pm

Our excursion begins with our tourists being picked up at their respective hotels, and then we will drive our mobility to the outskirts of the city of Arequipa where we will visit firstly the beautiful Sachaca Viewpoint, 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, beautiful colonial-era building where the founder of the city of Arequipa Garcia lived Manuel de Carvajal in the 15th century.

Finally, we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and we will arrive at the Sabandia Mill, 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 to end our tour.

Overnight at the hotel choiced in Arequipa.

Day 7: AREQUIPA: COLCA CANYON

Day 7: AREQUIPA: COLCA CANYON

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. approx. We will pick you up at your hotel to take our bus and leave the city of Arequipa with direction to Chivay. On the way, we will be increasing the height, so we will go making stops to acclimatize. One of them is Pampa Cañahuas, a reserve where you can watching alpacas and vicuñas. Afterwards, we will make a short stop in Patahuasi, from where we will continue to a place called Tacra, where we will have the chance to observe the flora and fauna of the region.

The tour continues with a visit to Patapampa, the viewpoint of the volcanoes, which is located at 4800 m from altitude. After this, we will continue to the city of Chivay, where we can have lunch and settle in our respective hotels. During the afternoon, we can visit the thermal baths of La Calera to relax and be free for dinner in the same town of Chivay.

After this, we will go to rest for the next day.

Overnight at the designated hotel in Chivay.

Day 8: COLCA CANYON - CRUZ DEL CONDOR

Day 8: COLCA  CANYON - CRUZ DEL CONDOR

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. Approx. we will get up early to take advantage of the breakfast at the hotel and then we will take our vehicle to go visit the Cruz del Condor. In this place, we will be able to walk and visit the viewpoint where you can see some condors in flight.

In addition, we will make stops at some villages like Yanque and Maca, where we will have access to the local squares and some crafts. After this, we will return to Chivay for lunch and then continue our trip to Puno with a tourist bus, which goes on small excursions along the route to to get to Puno.

Overnight at selected hotel in Puno.

Day 9: PUNO / TITI CACA LAKE / UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS

Day 9: PUNO / TITI CACA LAKE /  UROS & TAQUILE 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 port main. 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 lake the highest navigable area in the world. During the trip, you will be able to observe a beautiful panoramic view, landscape.

Our specialized guide will tell you about the existence of the floating islands of the Uros.

Today the people of the Uros still maintain their own culture and tradition, as well as fishing especially the (CARACHI) and the silverside. When fishing is abundant, the fish drying them in the sun. They also hunt wild birds and collect eggs from duck. There are 75 islands living today, and each organized, after a long and nice visit, you will be saying 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 the navigation you will be able to observe the mountain chain (the Cordillera Real), not only that, the people of Taquile are very collaborative and well organized. This is the reason why the Taquileños have demonstrated their high level of progress in the textile industry, receiving their award for UNESCO. It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly done by men, starting at the age of eight and women make exclusively from yarn and fabric.

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 volunteer to help by buying some of his crafts. So that this community has, some means of sustainability, so that they can continue to show their existence to future travellers.

Finally, our guide will inform you of the time of return, arriving at 17:00 pm. in the city of Puno.

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

Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO (Sun Route)

Day 10: PUNO - CUSCO (Sun Route)

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, we being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night

Hotel in Cusco.

Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning free to acclimatize or do some shopping.

City tour in Cusco

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

This unmissable tour for all visitors is held daily from 1:00pm starting with the Cathedral Basilica in the city of Cusco, one of the most notable colonial monuments of America.

The Qoricancha or Coricancha known as the Temple of the Sun and visit archaeological sites at outside the city as Sacsayhuaman a megalithic construction, Qenko considered as underground chamber where mummifications were carried out, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, important archaeological sites of religious character of the Inca culture.

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

Overnight at the hotel choiced in Cusco.

Day 12: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

Day 12: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel.

8:00am Pick up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. We will be leaving the city to cross the archaeological park of Sacsayhuaman and reach the Taray viewpoint, wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current farmland that surround the sacred Inca river "Willcamayuc" later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq. We will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq, which is very colorful because the local people come to sell or acquire local products that the population needs.

The Pisaq Indian market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. At the end of free time we will continue our journey towards the village of Urubamba, where we will have time to have lunch at the restaurant with buffet service, where you can taste some of the A great variety of dishes presented with the best products of the area.

Continuing our trip, we arrive at the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo.

Ollantaytambo reminds us of a mythical love story, a drama that makes love prevail before all obstacles, it is believed that this city was built by the Inca General Ollantay at a time of rebellion against the Inca's royal army by preventing his union with the beautiful princess Cusi Qoyllor - beautiful star.

After our free time and depending on the time, we will be boarding the tourist train towards the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town.

Arrival to Machupicchu town, personalized assistance at the train station and transfer to the hotel selected.

Optionally, visit to the town's hot springs.

Day 13: SACRED VALLEY – INKA TRAIL TO KM 104

Day 13: SACRED VALLEY – INKA TRAIL 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 SUN GATEWAY.

The hour of the pick up 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 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 the next day.

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

Day 14: MACHUPICCHU “THE SUNRISE EXPERIENCE”

Day 14: 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 Mountains 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 service 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 15: CUSCO – FREE DAY

Day 15: CUSCO – FREE DAY

Breakfast at the hotel

Day off for personal activities.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 16: CUSCO OUT - LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel

At the appropriate time, transfer out.

What's Included

  • Transfer in and out at each destination.
  • 03 nights accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Buffet dinner and artistic show at Dama Juana Restaurant 
  • 01 night accommodation in Nasca with breakfast
  • Ballestas Islands
  • City tour Ica
  • Flight over the Nasca Lines without taxes
  • 02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • City tour in Arequipa with Miradors
  • 01 night accommodation in Chivay with breakfast
  • Colca Canyon tour with lunch and dinner in Chivay on the first day and only lunch on the second day.
  • 02 nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca with typical lunch
  • Bus Puno Cusco or Train Puno Cusco, depending on the category of hotel and train availability
  • 05 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • Cusco City Tour + 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay
  • 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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