Peru in 19 days
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-days - long journey around Peru
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 7am we will be transferred to the port where we start our 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. 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.
This day is to relax and enjoy one by one monuments of Inka´s and Spaniard´s legacy. 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 incredibly beautiful 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 transferred to a hotel.
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.
After breakfast you will start your whole day to Sacred Valley of Incas, which made its Empire so strong. There you will see ruins of Pisaq, second after Machu Picchu biggest complex of remains of Inca´s Empire. On the way down from the top of the mountain we will stop for small visit to local artisan market where you will be able to purchase some gifts and souvenirs. During the way to second 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 hotel in Cusco where you will spend the night.
VERY IMPORTANT!!! THERE IS A LIMITATION UP TO 500 SPACES FOR WALKING THIS TREK PER DAY (200 for tourists and the rest for porters and helpers walking with them). IF THERE ARE NO MORE SPACES LEFT AUTOMATICALLY WE OFFER YOU SALKANTAY TREK 4D/3N (with more Andean Mountains landscape views and nature experience) OR IF YOU WISH YOU CAN REPLACE IT WITH INCA JUNGLE TREK 4D/3N (with more adventure and activities on the way including: bicycles, rafting and zip line). During the month of February each year INCA TRAIL is closed for maintenance. In this time we offer only SALKANTAY TREK 4D/3N OR on request INKA JUNGLE TREK 4D/3N. CAMINO INKA TREK 4D/3N:
Early morning we will start our Camino Inka Trel 4D/3N by going by provided transportation to km82 where we start our trek. First day of Inka Trail is pleasent and picturasque as we walk only 11 km and with the altitude going up from 2750m till 3000 m. Most of the time we walk with the view of the river Urubamba. Meantime we will see from the distance some of the first remains of Inka´s Empire. We spend the night in Wayllabamba.
After early morning we will contine our journey for the 2nd day which actually is the most difficult one, because you will reach the altitude of 4200m. But of course it is very slow and easy to achieve process. Meantime we will stop to enjoy the views of spectacular mountains. After reaching the hightest part of our trip we will continue walk down during around 2 hours to Paccaymayu 3600 m., where we spend the night.
Day 3rd of the trek is the longest one (about 18 km), but is very pleasent way down with a lot of Inka´s ruins on the way to admire. After long day we will spend the night at Wiñayhuayna. This night will start for us very early as we need to wake up the next day extremely early to continue our journey and do not reach Machu Picchu too late.
After early wake up we will continue to the place called Intipunku, from where we will be able to see for the first time majestic Machu Picchu. After around 2 more hours of walk we finally arrive to the ruins, where first 2 hours we will spend listening to the guide, who will be explaining all the parts of Inka´s Citadel. After you will get as much free time to enjoy this incredible complex as you will need. Just with one thing in mind. Our train back to Ollantaytambo from the Aguas Calientes, village next to Machu Picchu, leaves around 6:30pm and we need to catch another transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. We spend the night at the hotel in Cusco.
After 4 days of walking you deserve to have some break in the most beautiful city in South America – Cusco. If you missed something and didnt have time to see it or do it this is the day for you. Enjoy and explore.
After breakfast transfer to the airport and flight back to Lima. After arrival transfer to the hotel in Lima where you will have a chance to purchase last souvenirs and gifts.
Transfer to the airport. End of trip.