Living your dreams of seeing the most impressive ruins in a history of humankind and also many wonders of nature plus lots of activities on the way – this is your 19-day-long journey around Peru. You will get such a contrastic experiences from insanity on the Ica deserted dunes, throught romantic scenery on top of the Amantani Island on Lake Titicaca, finishing on climbing the most scenery trek in the world – Salkantay trek to magnificent Machu Picchu and Amazon Jungle. Are you ready?.
First day of your journey you will start from arriving to Lima, reception, pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel.
After breakfast you have a chance to visit historical centre of Lima with our Lima City Tour optional trip to see Cathedral, San Francisco Monastery with its famous Catacumbs, Church of Santa Rosa, Palace of Government and many of its incredible museos or simply by yourself. After day long trip return to the hotel.
Today we will continue to the south of Peru. First Paracas, then Ica and the next day Nazca. This another two days will be full of advanture and adrenaline. After very early check out from the hotel we will start our journey at 3am when we need to catch up the bus to Paracas. After arrival around 7 am we will be transferred to the port where we start our optional around 2 hours journey to Ballestas Islands, where we can admire amazing creatures of its amazing natural reserve. After that we will be catching bus to Ica, and Huacachina Oasis where we will be accommodated in one of the hotel. During the late afternoon we will have a chance to experience a little bit of adrenaline on riding a special vehicle through deserted dunes and try some sandboarding during also out optional tour. At the end of the day we will witness incredible sunset. Go back to the hotel.
We start the day after breakfast and continue to Nazca to explore myserious Nazca Lines. Till this year nobody knows exactly how they become part of the landscape of Nazca región. During 45 minuts flight full of extreme experiences full of adrenaline we will admire almost all of the most imporant ones. After that we will be transfered to Nazca town, and chilled till we will get a bus at around 3pm to arriba to Arequipa at around 11pm. After that transfer to the hotel.
This day we will start from tasty breakfast and then we will have a chance to see this White City as Arequipa is called (as from the white volcanic mountain rocks taken to constructed buildings) by using our optional AREQUIPA CITY TOUR TRIP. It is a great possibility to visit Cathedral, Monastery of Santa Catalina, Museo of Culture Nativo with famous mummy Juanita, local artesan market or do it by yourself.
After breakfast we will contiune for 2-day-trip to incredible Colca Cañon. On first day we will go through Pampa Cañahuas Natural Reserve where we will see wild vicuñas, alpacas and llamas to picturesque small village Chivay. After being accommodated in a hotel we will have a chance to visit local hot springs. After a folkloric dinner we will go back to the hotel.
This day we start very early on the way to Cruz del Condor, where around 8am we will be able to admire condor, the biggest flying bird on the planet. Normally they are flying because of natural migration of warm air in its wings to float around the high mountains and deep valleys. Just to add information that Colca Cañon is known as the deepest canion in the world. On the way back we will be able to admire beautiful Inka tarraces used to cultivate crops. After this incredible experience we will go back to Chivay in early afternoon to catch direct bus to Puno. On the way we will be able to admire incredible passes of Andes Mountains. After arrival in Puno transfer to the hotel.
After breakfast we will be transfer to the marine port, where a small boat will take us for a 2-day-going-back-in-time-journey from Puno to Lake of Titicaca. First we will visit floating Uros Islands where indegenous people have lived and worked for century, then we will go to Island Amantani, where native people will host us for the whole day and night offering their local food and hospitality in a most basic way. Just to remind that in modern world most of the very basic human relations and feelings are not existing anymore. This trip is to remind ourselves what have been lost in our culture or what we still need to get back to. In the afternoon we will have a chance to walk to the top of the island to visit ruins of Temple Pacha Mama or Pacha Papa and admire spectacular sunset.
After tasty local breakfast we will continue our journey to another island – Taquile. Because of Pascal´s travel guide the view from this island made it famous by putting the photo of it on its cover. What is more interesting about this island is that local handicrafts are made mostly by men not women. After picturesque lunch we will go back to Puno in the early afternoon. In the late evening we will have a transfer to Juliaca and then we will catch night bus to Puerto Maldonado to enjoy Jungle trip.
After breakfast you may enjoy free day just simply walking and enjoying medieval architecture of Cusco or use our spectacular optional CUSCO CITY TOUR TRIP including ‘Qorichancha plus 4 ruinas´ in the afternoon with most represantative monuments of Inka´s culture (Sacsayhuaman, Quenco, Tambomachay and Pucapucara). City offers incredible amount of museums and sights worth visiting together with culinary experiences in almost every corner.
During the 4 days we will have a chance to enjoy one of the best treks in the world doing Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. This extraordinary experience will take you straight to Andean Mountain and Inka ruins on the way to finish in incredible Machu PICCHU. On day 17 after visit in Machu Picchu return to Cusco and overnight.
At arrival to Puerto Maldonado in the morning, we will be transferrd by car and then by motor canoe across the lake to Sandoval Lodge, from here the trail takes you in a 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) slowly will reach the exotic Amazon Lodge. Accommodation and lunch at the comfortable installations, after lunch we recommend you to rest and relax to avoid the early afternoon heat before taking the afternoon activities.
West Edge Lake Tour: Before boarding the catamaran we will learn about the philosophy of the lodge founders, then set off to explore the entire west end of the lake amongst the flooded palm forest we drift to the sounds of hundreds of red-bellied macaws as they return to their nests, this particular flock mean to be the biggest in the world. Return to the lodge for dinner at its spacious dining hall.
Black Caiman night tour: After dinner, board the canoe to explore the lake by night and search for the extremely rare black caimans, their iridescent red eyes flicking in the dark will discover their position and you can admire amazing panaroma of the stars in the sky. Overnight at The Amazon Lodge
Giant Otter tour: pre dawn wake up and observe the sunrise over the lake searching for a giant otter family that frequents this part of the lake, and are very active at this time of day, as the hoatzin a prehistoric type of bird, the area offers abundant wild life including over 40 species of birds, a true paradise for bird watchers and photographers (mostly fish eating species). Return to the lodge for breakfast.
Brazil nut harvesting tour: at mid morning we see some towering wild Brazil nut trees, these are keep by 5 families who will show you how they harvest and commercialize them. Return to the lodge for lunch and rest.
East Edge lake side & monkey tour: In the afternoon we board the catamaran and explore the eastern side of the lake and look for some of the five species of monkeys that inhabit the surroundings, can be seeing: Brown capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkey. Return to the lodge for a natural history video presentation and dinner.
Black caiman night tour or night hike: after dinner again you will have the chance to look for the black caimans at the lake or just have a night walk through the forest. Overnight at The Amazon Lodge
After down breakfast we take a final short paddle around the west end of the lake and try to spot the resident giant otters for the last time, seeing a spectacular sun rise over the lake we return to Puerto Maldonado from where we will take our night bus to Cusco.
After breakfast transfer to the airport and flight back to Lima.