Adventure in Peru
Lima, Nasca, Arequipa, Puno, Colca, Titicaca lake, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
WHY CHOOSE THIS TOUR?
- the best destinations in Peru for incredible price
- includes the visit of UNESCO sights
- lots of excursions and activities included in the price
- possibility to extend the tour by trip to Ballestas Islands
Tour Adventure in Peru offers amazing landscape of Peru, with breathtaking views, rich habitats and incredible wildlife, is also home to impressive cultural, historic and archaeological heritage. Peru is a magical spot with one of the richest biodiversities on Earth. You will visit the most famous destinations in Peru including the Nazca Lines – ancient geoglyphs, Colca Canyon – second deepest canyon on the world, Lake Titicaca famous for its floating islands and mystical place Macu Picchu.
Day 1 – Lima
Welcome to Lima. Meet and be greeted by our English speaking guide – transfer to the hotel and enjoy some free time before your adventure begins! Depending on your arrival time in Lima, you can relax in the hotel or head to the streets and explore the city.
Day 2 – Lima – Nazca (B)
Following breakfast, you will be transported by bus to Nasca. The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert of Peru. They have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon you can choose from 3 different tours: Archeological Tour Nazca, Chauchilla Cementery or the Ceremonial Center of Cahuachi (the tours are optional) or simply relax in Nazca. Overnight in Nazca.
Day 3 – Nazca lines (B)
You can look forward to a flight over the Nazca Lines (the flight is optional – see Supplement section). Hundreds of simple lines or geometric shapes; more than seventy are designs of animals, birds, fish or human figures. It is an amazing experience! In the evening transfer to the bus station and journey overnight on a comfortable bus to Arequipa (VIP seats reserved).
Day 4 – Arequipa
Welcome to Arequipa. Here a guide will wait to pick you up and take you to a hotel. Arequipa is a beautiful city, full of history, made of white stone. You can visit not only the main square, cathedral and the museum known for the frozen Inca princess from the 15th century, but also the Santa Catalina Monastery. The Historical Centre of the city of Arequipa is on the list of UNESCO. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5 – Colca Canyon (B, D)
We will depart at 7:30 am from Arequipa, driving 160 km to the town of Chivay, capital of the Province of Caylloma. At the beginning of our excursion, we will enjoy the majestic views of the Misti, Chachani and PichuPichu volcanoes before approaching the National Reserve of “Pampa Cañahuas”, where our transportation will make a short stop to observe the wild Vicuñas (one of the 4 types of American camels) in its natural habitat. At this point we will be about 3,400 meters above sea level. Moving on we will arrive to “Pata Wasi” (Pata=high Wasi=home), an Andean community at the opposite border of the reserve. Here you might enjoy the natural formation of rocks and the view to the backside of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes. To prevent altitude sickness we will have an original Andean “Mate de Coca” drink or another hot drink in a rustic restaurant on the road (bathrooms are here available).
Continuing on the road we will pass “Tocra”, a high plain at more than 4,500 meters, where we will observe lakes with migrant birds and get pictures of the “Antiplano” with its Llamas and Guanacos. The highest point of our tour will be “Pata Pampa” (Pata=high, Pampa=land) located at 4,820 meters, where we’ll observe the volcanoes Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca, Mismi (the source of the Amazon River), and the “Cordillera de Chila”. When we are getting close to the town of Chivay (3,651 meters) we will see the spectacular multicolor view of the terraces of the Colca valley. We keep driving until Coporaque town and visit a local Coporaque´s house, where we will have our lunch (lunch is not included in program). After lunch your guide will invite you on a short walk through Coporaque and its surroundings (this walk takes around 1 hour and is optional). We’ll come back to our transportation and visit a natural “hot spring” , where we will enjoy a relaxing bath (entrance fee and personal towels to the baths are not included). After this exciting day you will spend the night in Chivay.
Day 6 – Colca – Puno (B, L)
We’ll have our breakfast very early in the morning and leave to the famous “Cruz del Condor” point. Arrive to the view point and enjoy the view of the deep of the Canyon and if the weather permits; majestic pictures of the flight of the Condors. After a coordinated time, our guide will take you for a short walk near the Canyon (1 hour approx.) On the way back to Chivay we’re going to visit the traditional village of Pinchollo and the “Antahuilque viewpoint”, where the wonderful 1,500 year old terraces, constructed by the Collaguas, a culture well before the Incas’ time, can be observed. We will also make a stop at the look-out point of “Choquetico” with its hanging tombs “Tumbas colgantes“, and take a look at the litomaqueta, a model of the canyon terraces carved in a rock. We will continue visiting Maca, an Andean community that experienced an earthquake in November of 1991 and the village of Yanque with the most beautiful church in the valley. Later on, you will take the the bus to Puno. Overnight in Puno.
You can can extend your stay by an extra half day. Authentic experience with overnight and daily activities in local community.
Day 7 – Floating islands of Uros and Taquile Island (B, L)
In the morning you board a boat which will take you for a Titicaca cruise during which you will visit the floating islands of Uros. These islands are man-made from the totora reeds and they are home to the Uros tribe, one which pre-dates the Incan civilization. You will have a chance to hear their language, Aymara. Afterwards you will proceed to the Taquile Island which has preserved its old charm by limiting the amount of tourism exposure. It is a peaceful island, there are no roads or electricity, but there are plenty of hills and archaeological ruins. The native Quechua-speaking people are known for their fine hand-woven textiles and clothing, colourful belts chumpis, caps chullos and sandals ojotas. Return by boat to Puno for the night.
You can extend your stay by one extra day. Authentic experience with overnight in local community.
Day 8 – Puno – Cusco by bus (B)
Around 6.30 am you will be taken to a bus station. A bus will take you straight to Cusco. On the way, you will pass typical Peruvian villages, Pucara, Racchi and Andahuaylillas. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Sicuani. At 5 pm you will reach the town of Cusco and a guide will take you to a hotel for the night.
Day 9 – Cusco (B)
Cusco is located 3200 meters above sea level. Cusco has a marvelous historic square with colonial cathedrals; you can visit the Templo del Sol, which was the heart of the Inca Empire. Furthermore, you can visit a huge fortress called Sacsayhuaman and other Inca ruins, Korincancha or Quenqo. In the evening you can taste local Peruvian cuisine in one of the restaurants. Spend the night in a hotel close to the city centre.
Day 10 – Sacred Valley (B, L)
We will set off for a day-trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas straight after breakfast. Ancient ruins, gentle mountain slopes and scattered farming towns define the valley. We will take you in the afternoon to Pisac village, renowned for its markets, colourful handmade crafts and souvenirs. All the Cusco surroundings are scattered with Inca ruins. Finally, you will visit the town and the Inca archaeological site of Ollantaytambo close to the Urubamba river. Following this you will board a train from Ollantaytambo to Aquas Calientes and overnight.
Day 11 – Machu Picchu (B)
The magical ruins of Machu Picchu were rightfully included in the New Seven Wonders of the World. You will be guided through the site. Active tourists may climb the Huayna Picchu with a superb view. Nearing the end of the day you will move to Aquas Calientes, where a train will take you back to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 12 – Cusco – free day (B)
Today, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the historical town of Cusco. Cusco has a marvelous historic square with colonial cathedrals, you will visit the Templo del Sol, which was the heart of the Inca Empire. The tour includes a visit to the huge fortress Sacsayhuaman and Puca Pucara. Puca Pucara means “red fort” but was more likely a storage area, hunting lodge, or stopping area for travelers rather than a fort. In the evening you can taste local Peruvian cuisine in one of the restaurants. Overnight in hotel, close to city centre.
Day 13 – Lima (B)
Your last morning in Cusco. You will be transported to the airport and continue with your flight to Lima. *End of our services*
- accommodation in hotels or motels in double room with private bathroom
- local airfare- Cusco – Lima
- all services and transfers detailed in the program
- local English speaking guide
- all meals specified in the program (B: Breakfast L: lunch D: dinner)
- excursions and activities as per the program
- train ticket Cusco – Machu Picchu
- bus ticket Puno – Cusco
- entrance fee to Machu Picchu
- permanent English assistance by our Operations Department.
- international airfare
- airport tax
- meals and services not detailed in the program
- tips for guides
- personal expenses
- optional excursions
- single supplement
- accommodation upgrade to 4* hotel
- full day tour to Ballestas Island – 80 USD / person
- overflight Nazca Lines – 100 USD / person
- Nazca airport tax – 10 USD / person
- Archeological Tour Nazca – 2,5 hours – 40 USD / person
- Chauchilla Cementery – 2,5 hours – 50 USD / person
- Ceremonial Center of Cahuachi – 3 hours – 50 USD / person
- extra night at Machu Picchu (Aquas Calientes)
- Price per person (2 people in double / twin room).
- The program can be customized according to your requirements.
- The price is subject to availability and actual airfare cost.
- Difficulty level of this tour – average.
- You will be staying at high altitudes (4,000 meters above the sea level).