South of Peru with Machu Picchu
Colonial Peru with every single worthseeing sights on the south part of this magnificent country plus lots of nature and cultural experiences on the way. This is a program for you if you want to have a little bit of everything and leave Peru fulfill with memories.
After Arriving to Lima, reception at the airport, pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel.
The first day in Peru we will start with tasty breakfast. After that you will have a chance to visit historical centre of Lima where you will be taken with our optional LIMA CITY TOUR with Cathedral, Church of Santa Rosa, San Francisco Monastery with its famous Catacumbs, Palace of Government and many many more of its incredible museos or do it by yourself.
After very early check out from the hotel we will start our journey to the south of Peru at 3am when we need to catch up the bus to Paracas. After arrival around 7am we will be transferred to the port where we start our around 2 hours journey to Ballestas Islands, where we can admire flora and fauna 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 with special vehicle through deserted dunes and try some sandboarding. At the end we will witness incredible sunset. Go back to the hotel.
We start the day after breakfast and go directly to Nazca to explore myserious Nazca Lines. Till now nobody knows
exactly how they become part of the landscape of Nazca región. During 45 minuts flight we will admire most of them
with a huge amount of adrenaline.
After that we will be transfered to Nazca town, where we will chillout during the early afternoon when we will take the bus around 3pm to Arequipa. After arrival around 11pm we will be transferred to the hotel.
After breakfast in this city called White City of Arequipa we will have a chance to take an Arequipa City tour where you will have 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 be taking another 2-day-trip to majestic 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 dinner with elements of local folklor 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 the biggest flying bird on planet – condor. Normally they live and use 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. 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 port, where a small boat will take us for a 2-day-going-back-in-time-journey from Puno to amazingly blue 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. 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. Where has been observed the most beautiful view of the lake (used even by Pascal on the cover of its Travel Guide of Peru) plus where we will admire local handicrafts made mostly by men. After picturesque lunch we will go back to Puno in the early afternoon.
This day we start after breakfast and we will be transfer to the bus station where we begin our journey to Pearl of Medieval Architecture Imperial City of Cusco. On the way we will have many stops to visit Museo de Pukara, the highest mountain pass during our journey La Raya 4335m, Templo of Wirakocha in Raqchi and Sixtine Chapel of South America - Andahuaylillas. On the way we will have a stop for tasty lunch. After arrival in Cusco at 5pm we will be accommodated in a hotel.
After breakfast you may enjoy free day just simply walking and enjoying imperial architecture of Cusco or use our CUSCO CITY TOUR OPTIONAL TOUR with ‘Qorichancha plus 4 ruinas’ in the afternoon. City offers incredible amount of museums and sights worth visiting together with culinary experiences in almost every corner.
This day we start from breakfast and after you will get ready to explore Sacred Valley of Incas. There you will find ruins of Pisaq, second after Machu Picchu biggest complex of remains of Inca´s Empire. On the way down we will stop for small visit to local artesan market where you will be able to purchase some souvenirs. On the way to another ruins we will stop in picturesque place in Sacred Valley for lunch. In the early afternoon you will have a chance to visit the biggest Inka´s fortress Ollantaytambo. After memorable visit we will transfer you to the train station where you will catch a train to Aguas Calientes, small village just next to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. There you will be accommodated in a hotel and have time off to relax before the whole day in Machu Picchu the day after. There´s option to use hot springs in the village (extra charge).
Early morning after breakfast in the hotel you will start your incredible experience in Inca´s the most magnificent place Machu Picchu. At the beginning you will be listening to tour guide during the 2 hours trip around ruins and after you will have a chance to explore and enjoy it by yourself as long as you need to meditate, taking picture or just simple chillout. The train leaves Aguas Calientes village at around 6:30 pm that will take you to Ollantaytambo and after that by bus to Cusco.
After two days of memorable experiences this day is to relax and enjoy atmosphere of this medieval time city or take one of many local trips to surround áreas of Cusco.
After breakfast transfer to the airport and flight back to Lima. After arrival transfer to the hotel in Lima and free time. There is a chance to chilled and walk around the beautiful district of Miraflores and purchase some last souvenirs and gifts.
Transfer to the airport. End of trip.