WONDERS OF PERU

12 DAYS/ 11 NIGHTS
LIMA – ICA – PARACAS – AREQUIPA – PUNO – CUSCO – VALLE SAGRADO – MACHU PICCHU
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DAY 01.- LIMA

Reception at Lima Airport and transfer to the chosen hotel. Accommodation in Lima.

DAY 02.- LIMA – ICA – OVERFLIGHT NAZCA LINES – BUGGIES – PARACAS

Transfer to the bus station heading to Ica, located in the south of the Peruvian cost (4 hours traveling) departs 07:00 and arrival 11:00 Hrs. Reception and transfer to the airdrome to over flight through Nazca Lines, declared as World Patrimony by the UNESCO; the Nazca Lines are mystery traces done over the sand, covering an extension of 350km. These lines represent figures of several animals; plants and their dimensions are from 15 until 300 meters. According to Doctor Maria Reiche who had dedicated all her life to the study of these Lines, this is the biggest astronomical calendar of the world.

Afterwards, we will drive southwest towards the Oasis of La Huacachina, a gorgeous lagoon surrounded by palm trees and huge san dunes. Here our clients will be able to have lunch around this beautiful lagoon, and climb one of the sand dunes and practice one the ultimate sports in our country “Sandboarding”.

At the end of the day, private transportation to Paracas. Accommodation in Paracas.

DAY 03.- PARACAS – BALLESTAS ISLAND – LIMA

08:00 AM Maritime Excursion to Ballestas islands (stony formations that lodge Marine fauna where the big colonies of Guano Birds stands out) besides some species such as the Peruvian penguin are in extinction danger. Also there is a big colony of Marine’s wolfs and other species of mammals. Time for having lunch (Not included) and at 15:20 hrs departure to Lima, arriving 19:00 Hrs. Reception and transfer to your hotel in Lima. Accommodation in Lima.

DAY 04.- LIMA – AREQUIPA – CITY TOUR SANTA CATALINA CONVENT

Transfer to the airport to take flight to Arequipa, flights in the morning (1 hour 20 minutes); reception and transfer to your selected Hotel.

We’ll have a trip around the city and its surrounded places. Starting at La Plaza de Armas, the “Cathedral” which inside contains a Mayor Altar made of marble, we’ll visit also the “Church” and “the Cloister of Jesus’s Company” one of the most well preserved temples of the city. Then, we’ll visit Santa Catalina Convent & Museum founded in 1580 in which we’ll visit the Cloisters and the streets which during the Colonia time were the refuge and house of the noble women dedicated to pray. Accommodation in Arequipa.

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Tourist Information

Altitudes

LIMA – 101 m.s.n.m. AREQUIPA – 2325 m.s.n.m. PUNO – 3820 m.s.n.m. CUSCO – 3326 m.s.n.m.

DAY 05.- AREQUIPA – COLCA

08:30 hours. Pick up of the passengers from the hotel and departure to the Colca Valley located in the “Caylloma” Province at 3500 m.a.s.l passing by “the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas” place of the richest fauna and flora of the Andean highlands. During the journey, we’ll see groups of “alpacas”, “vicuñas”, and “Lamas” (Peruvian camelids). Following the trip by the “Bofedales of Torra” with a big variety of Andean birds. Then, we’ll continue cutting the “Chucura’ s” crater joining the route of Patapampa plain close to 4800 m.a.s.l in which we’ll find the “Mirador de Los Andes” from where we can see the Arequipa’s Mountain Chain like the “Misti” ,and “ Chachani”. Arrival to Chivay Town capital of the province and transfer to the accommodation. Lunch in Chivay‘s restaurant. PM Visit to the thermals baths

of “La Calera” (hot springs) located at 3 km from Chivay, it provides facilities to take a relaxing bath (bring your swimsuit). Accommodation in Chivay.

DAY 06.- COLCA CANYON – PUNO

Departure at coordinated hour to the Cruz del Condor Viewer, place of the best view of the Canyon’ s depth. Here we will able to appreciate the Spectacular Condor’s Flights. There is not set time for the condor’s flight. However; you might see them anytime. Great canyons depth is 3,400 meters and 200 km long. Legacy of the technology in agriculture of the Preinca ethnic group Collahuas and Cabañas. At your return, we’ll visit the mayor tourist attractions places such as the Preinca hanging Tombs, litomaquetas, The “Mirador del Terrazas”, and the villages of Pinchillo, Maca, Achola and Yanque. Arrival to Chivay and Lunch. Keep going to Puno city around 3 more hours in a van. Arrival to Puno city and transfer to the selected hotel, accommodation.

DAY 07.- PUNO – TITICACA ISLANDS UROS & TAQUILE

Transfer from your hotel to go to the floating Uros island, these islands are the most famous in Titicaca Lake, it located 6 km from the city of Puno, in this place the guide gives us an explanation how they perform their islands and rafts of Totora; also about the variety of birds that exist in the place, you could participate with the residents living in the islands of Uros.

After the explanations about the island, we will aboard again the boat to move to the natural island of Taquile where you can enjoy the beach that forms the shores of this island; then walking climb to the top of the island where the residents have a main square where you can also see from the top a wonderful view of the Titicaca Lake, then visit a local house where they provide us the lunch, typical lunch Trucha grilled, served with rice and potatoes with salad, quinoa or moron soup and infusion. Then you can have a free moment where you can visit the island and surrounding, watching the people who mostly devoted to crafts where adults and children woven with colored wool.

Later after visiting, we will go down to the port in order to aboard the boat and back to Puno, arrival and transfer back to your hotel in Puno; accommodation

DAY 08.- PUNO – CUSCO

07:00 a.m. Departure on Turismo Mer Bus visiting the tourist corridor “Manco Capac” that joins the cities of Puno and Cusco, the bus has professional guides who will take you to visit the places of “Andahuaylillas” The Church called “the Sixtine of America” where we can see the paintings of the Colonial art, besides of visiting the temple of Raqchi or Temple of the “Wiracocha” Sun, main God of the Inca Empire. Lunch in “Sicuani” and then, we’ll go to the highest point of “La Raya’s” route where we’ll appreciate the snow, the “alpacas”, and the “vicuñas”. Finally we’ll visit “Pukapukara” an Archeological Complex formed by a big pyramidal structure. Arrival to Cusco City at 16:30 approximately. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 09.- CUSCO – CITY TOUR

At 2:00 p.m. Visit to Cusco City where we‘ll appreciate the “Cathedral” that stands out due to its beauty, the “chorus” and the “pulpit” which contains an important collection of paintings of Cusquena School and objects made of embossed silver. Continuing with the trip, we’ll visit the “Plaza de Armas”, the Sun’s temple known as “Koricancha” which was one of the most stunning constructions of Andean “Cusco”. By car 10 minutes away from Cusco City, we will visit the “Sacsayhuaman Fortress”, the type of this construction is Cyclopean due to the stone’s size, some of them weight between 90 and 128 tons. We will go at 15 minutes to Cusco City in car, where we’ll arrive to the archeological center of Qenqo known as the Labyrinth sacred place in which the ceremonies in honor to the Sun, the moon and the stars took place. After 30 minutes ride, we’ll visit another archeological complex named Pukapukara, this center has several grounds, interior squares, aqueducts, watchtowers and roads. Finally, we will finish the journey visiting the Archeological Complex of Tambomachay which played an important function related to the Water and to the regeneration of the land. In the afternoon return to Cusco City. Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 10.- SACRED VALLEY – URUBAMBA – AGUAS CALIENTES

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the journey starts in Pisaq town. – 32km in the north-east of Cusco City (1 hour by car). Pisaq is well known by the Handicraft Makers Market. Then visit Ollantaytambo It was

built during the Inca Times, it was a military area that includes a temple, the andenes, and an urban area. Also there are traces of ancient Inca roads and aqueducts.

Ollantaytambo town is called “Pueblo Inca Vivo” because their people live in the same way the incas used to live in the past, keeping alive their customs and traditions. Transfer to the station Ollanta from where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes. The trip will take 2 hours 30 minutes. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 11.- MACHU PICCHU

Departs from the station of Aguas Calientes, minibuses Tourist Transport ascends 8km through a narrow road. Arrival to Machu Picchu ruins. Entrance control.

Possibility of entry to the Sanctuary of Wayna Picchu (“young mountain” in Quechua) climb to the top is an amazing experience, appreciate the sacred precincts and terraces built on the cliff. The ascent is from the main square of Machu Picchu by a road, built by the Incas, which is marked and in good condition.

The guided visit of the “Archeological complex of Machu Picchu” includes the urban areas that lodge the mayors architectural elements of the Inca City, the Sun’s Temple, the “Intiwatana”, the group of the sacred stone, the temple of the 3 windows and the mausoleum. Return to Cusco by train. Arrival at night. Accommodation in Cusco.

DAY 12.- CUSCO – LIMA – DEPARTURE

Transfer to the Airport to take off to Lima, flights in the morning, arrival and time to way for the flight to the country of your final destination.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast; included in all the cities of the tour.
  • Transfer airport/hotel/airport in Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco.
  • In Lima: 2 nights of accommodation.
  • In Ica/Paracas: Bus ticket Lima/Ica, overflight Nazca Lines from Ica, excursion in Buggies, private transportation Ica/Paracas, 1 night of accommodation in Paracas, Sea Tour Ballestas Islands. Bus ticket Paracas/Lima.
  • In Arequipa: 1 night of accommodation, City Tour, Santa Catalina Convent, 1 night of accommodation in Chivay-Colca, Tour Colca Canyon with 2 lunches. Transfer Colca/Puno.
  • In Puno: 2 night of accommodation, Excursion to Uros and Taquile Islands with lunch, bus ticket Puno/Cusco with tourist tickets and lunch.
  • In Cusco: 3 nights of accommodation, City Tour, Tour Sacred Valley of Urubamba w/buffet lunch, excursion to Machu Picchu by Tourist train, 01 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

IT IS NOT INCLUDED: * International and domestic airfare * Entrances to the thermal water in Arequipa ($4 per person) PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS REGULAR SERVICES SHARED WITH A GROUP (Tour Guides in English/Spanish)

Type of accommodation

Tourist

Superior
Tourist

First Class

Fisrt Class superior

Deluxe **

Super Deluxe

Single room

$2195

$ 2470

$ 2835

$ 3045

$ 3525

$ 4715

Double room

$ 1905

$ 2020

$ 2195

$ 2310

$ 2605

$ 3210

Triple room

$ 1745

$ 1890

$ 2040

$ 2105

$ 2515

$ 3035

PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLARS PRIVATE SERVICES 4 or 6 PERSONS SHARING (Tour Guides in English/Spanish)

Type of accommodation

Tourist

Superior
Tourist

First Class

Fisrt Class superior

Deluxe **

SuperDeluxe

Double room (4 Pax)

$ 1905

$ 2020

$ 2180

$ 2300

$ 2595

$ 3200

Double room (6 Pax)

$ 1840

$ 1955

$ 2110

$ 2225

$ 2520

$ 3125

* If you want to return in Superior Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco, add $ 55 per person

AIR DOMESTIC TICKETS INSIDE PERU

Lima/Arequipa Departs 19:00Arrival 20:30

Cusco/LimaDeparts 11:10Arrival 12:20 or Departs 14:05Arrival 15:30
Price per person from …. $ 200.00 Subject to change and availability

HOTELS CONSIDERED FOR TOUR

City Tourist Superior
Tourist
First Class First Class Superior Deluxe ** Super Deluxe
LIMA Casa Suyay
Britania
Leon de Oro
Mariel
Carmel
La Paz
Standard
Tambo I
La Paz Apart Suite
Tambo
Casa Andina Classic
La Hacienda
San Agustin
Exclusive
Jose Antonio
Tierra Viva
Casa Andina Select
Sonesta Miraflores
Dazzler
Four Point by
Sheraton
Jose Antonio
Bellavista
Delfines
Costa Salaverry
Casa Andina Private
Double Tree Hilton
Sonesta Olivar
Crowne Plaza
Costa del Sol
Aeropuerto
Westin Lima
Country Club
PARACAS Posada del Emancipador San Agustín
Paracas
La Hacienda
Paracas
La Hacienda
Paracas
Hilton Paracas
Aranwa
 Libertador
Garden view room
AREQUIPA Tierra Sur
Casona Colonial
Casa Andina
Arequipa
Casona Terrace
Casona Plaza
Tierra Viva
QP Hoteles
Casa Andina Select
Katani
Casa Andina Private Libertador
Arequipa
COLCA Pozo del Cielo Casa Andina Colca Colca Lodge Colca Lodge Aranwa  Aranwa Suites o Chalets
PUNO La Hacienda
Puno
Casona Plaza
Casa Andina
Tikarani
Tierra Viva
Sonesta Puno
Jose Antonio
Casa Andina Private Libertador  Libertador
Jr. Suite
CUSCO Eureka Munay
Wasi
Prisma
Casa Elena
Maytaq hotel
Siete Ventanas
San Agustín
Internacional
Sueños del Inka
Portales
Casa Andina Classic
San Agustín Plaza
Jose Antonio
Tierra Viva
Sonesta Cusco
Casa San Blas
Esplendor Cusco
Eco Inn
Abitare
Costa del Sol
Casa Andina Private
Sonesta Cusco
executive room
Libertador Cusco
AGUAS CALIENTES Andina
Killa Inn
Tierra viva
Machu Picchu
Taypikala
Casa Andina
Mapi
Hab. Tradicional
Casa Andina Mapi
Hab. Superior
Casa Andina Mapi
El Mapi
Casa del Sol  Mapi Pueblo
Sumaq

RESPONSIBILITY:

  • In all of our arrangements Our Tour Operator CLUB DE VACACIONES operates by order and count of our clients, we organize means of transport, accommodation or another tourist services required, so that we are not responsible in case accidents, losses, robberies, delays or interferences happen to the tour by chance or any other events which we are not responsible for them. We recommend you to hire an international insurance in your country to face something could happen suddenly.
  • Our Tour Operator CLUB DE VACACIONES is not responsible for any change made at the last time by airlines and bus lines, they can modify or cancel their operations for their own reasons, and the consequences that these produce such as additional transfers, accommodation (not included), tours scheduled for the dates shown on this itinerary.
    * Category quoted room: Standard (except where noted).
    * Prices not valid for Holidays and Dates of Meetings and Conventions.

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