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. Accommodations

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

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

07:45 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 13.- 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. City Tour with demonstration classes of Peruvian cuisine and Lunch.
  • 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: 2 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

Deluxe

Superior Deluxe

Super Deluxe

Single room

$ 2135

$ 2360

$ 2815

$ 3510

$ 4540

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Double room

$ 1835

$ 1960

$ 2210

$ 2565

$ 3115

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Triple room

$ 1670

$ 1805

$ 2010

$ 2385

$ 2880

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* Supplement 1 passenger traveling alone, add to the value of Single $ 150  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

Deluxe

Superior Deluxe

SuperDeluxe

Double room (4 Pax)

$ 1805

$ 1935

$ 2175

$ 2525

$ 3080

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Double room (6 Pax)

$ 1755

$ 1880

$ 2120

$ 2475

$ 3025

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* If you want to return in Superior Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco, add $ 55 per person
* If you want train Andean Explorer (Puno-Cusco), add $ 110 per person

AIR DOMESTIC TICKETS INSIDE PERU

Lima/Arequipa Departs 05:30 Arrival 07:00
Cusco/Lima     Departs 13:15 Arrival 14:00
Price per person from …. $ 230.00 Subject to change and availability

HOTELS CONSIDERED FOR TOUR

City Tourist Superior
Tourist
First Class Deluxe Superior Deluxe SuperDeluxe
LIMA Casa Suyay
Britania
Leon de Oro
Mariel
Carmel
Faraona
Tambo
Inkari Luxury
Casa Andina Centro
San Agustín Exclusive
La Hacienda
Jose Antonio
Dazzler
Casa Andina Select
Four Point Sheraton
Estelar Miraflores
Costa Whymdam Salaverry
Delfines
Suite y plaza del bosque
Courtyard Marriott
Casa Andina Private
Double Tree Hilton
Sonesta Olivar
Crowne Plaza
Westin Lima
Marriott
PARACAS Posada del Emancipador San Agustín
Paracas
La Hacienda
Paracas
Hilton Paracas
Aranwa
Libertador
Garden view room
AREQUIPA Asturias Silver
Tierra Sur
Ensueño
Casa Andina Arequipa
Asturias Gold
Casona Terrace
Casona Plaza
Casa Andina Select
Tierra Viva
QP Hoteles
Casa Andina Private Libertador Arequipa
COLCA Pozo del Cielo Casa Andina Colca Colca Lodge Aranwa Aranwa Suites o Chalets
PUNO La Hacienda Puno
La Hacienda Plaza
Royal Inn
Casona Plaza
Eco Puno
Casa Andina Tikarani
Taypikala lago
Tierra Viva
Jose Antonio
Sonesta Puno
Casa Andina Private
*Habitaciones con vista
al lago
Libertador Libertador Jr. Suite
CUSCO Inkarri
Eureka
Mabey Cusco
Prisma
Maytaq hotel
Los Portales
Tierra Viva Centro
Andes de América
Jose Antonio
San Agustín Dorado
San Agustín Plaza
Tierra Viva Saphi
Casa Andina Classic
Sonesta Posada Cusco
Sonesta Cusco
Casa Andina San Blas
Casa San Blas
Esplendor Cusco
Costa del Sol
Casa Andina Private
Novotel
* habitaciones Standard
Libertador Cusco
Marriott Cusco
AGUAS CALIENTES Inkatower
Andina
Intipunku Inn
La Cabaña
Taypikala
El Mapi (Dinner)
Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
Casa Andina Mapi
Mapi Pueblo
(Dinner)
Sumaq (Dinner)
Mapi Pueblo
(Dinner)
Sumaq (Dinner)

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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