Wonder of the south of Peru 17 days 16 nights

The best of south Peru
17 days   16 nights

17 days 16 nights

1 Arrival in Lima

Arrival in Lima.

Spare time to rest from jet lag and accommodate to new surroundings. 

2 Lima City Tour

10:00 Our trip will start with exploring the main attractions of The Pearl of the Pacific or Lima. You will have a unique opportunity to experience the Historic Center of Lima, Main Plaza, Government Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, Municipal Palace, the tour also includes Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage Site. Then we will set off to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of the cloisters, Clementine Chapter house, choir, library of the monks, museum that displays 11 canvas paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with canvas paintings by Zurbaran and Rivera, great patio decorated with Seville tiles of XVI Century, Moorish arches and underground catacombs and the last stop will be the famous San Martin Plaza.

A journey to Lima City of Kings is not complete without trying authentic Peruvian food at a local spot (by passengers).

We will make your adventures in Peru worthy of your time by going to districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, which will help you understand the nowadays rhythm of life of locals, Pucllana an important ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of the Lima Culture, the Olivar de San Isidro Park, the oasis of the city, the Kennedy park in Miraflores and Larcomar, a privileged spot to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.

 

3 City Tour Ica

Transfer to the bus station to take your bus to Ica.Our affordable trip to Peru that feels like the most authentic and luxurious experience includes a tour of the city of Ica immediately upon arrival. You will get the chance to visit the main plaza, where it feels like time has stopped, Huacachina lagoon, built around a small oasis surrounded by sand dunes, artisanal wine, and pisco cellar.

Overnight Ica.

4 Paracas-Nazca

Pick you up to your hotel topie and the Chaco beach.We will make sure you will experience all the wonder of the south of Peru by taking you to Ballestas islands, a place where you can explore the Peruvian flora and fauna like never before. You will get the chance to see thousands of birds and mammals including penguins, sea lions, pelicans and even dolphins. The experience will be better because of the transportation – a small motor-powered canoe. In this excursion, we will see the candelabra and the ecosystem of the Ballestas or Huaneras islands. After all of that amazing sightseeing, we will come back to Chaco

Transfer to the bus station to take your bus to Nazca. Reception and transfer to your hotel.Take your time to see Cantalloc aqueducts, that were built in the 5th century. Overnight Nazca.

5 Nazca-Arequipa

Optional: take a flight over the Nazca Lines – subject of mystery for eighty years. When you are flying above the territory, suddenly you begin to recognize patterns in the rocks. The landscape changes and lines bend, taking a shape of a simple geometric designs.The designs are so familiar in a way that you cannot help, but notice the figures of a spider, a monkey or even of a bird.

Transfer to the bus station to take your bus to Arequipa.

Reception and overnight in Arequipa

6 Arequipa – City Tour – Santa Catalina Convent

14:00 You will get the chance to experience authentic Peruvian vibes: wander around the main Plaza, get swept off your feet at Cathedral, travel back in time in Polychrome Dome of the Church Society of Jesus, Yanahuara and Santa Catalina Convent, nestled in the middle of Arequipa.

7 Arequipa – Colca Canyon

Pick up passengers, from 8. 00 am to 8. 45 am.Taking the YURA road having as a final destiny the COLCA valley, that runs across the slopes of the Chachani volcano, the Salinas Aguada Blanca National Reserve, and fields where alpacas and viscachas feed on ichu and yaret. The trip to Peru will include stopping by high Andean Landscapes, one of them is PAMPA CAÑAHUAS, located at 3 800 m. a. s. l. inside the National Reserve SALINAS Y AGUADA BLANCA, a place where we can see vicunas in their natural habitat and on the back we see the MISTI and CHACHANI volcanoes. Then the tour continues until the community of PATAHUASI, where we will be skirting around 4000 meters above sea level, gets set to adjust to the height, we recommend to take the herbal cocoa tea. We continue with the tour, will go under the TOCCRA zone, a place with small ponds where migratory birds can be seen.

The next point of our trip is Patapampa, a viewpoint in the stretch of the central Andes in the western cordillera, at 4900 m. a. s. l. This is the highest point from where we can see most of the volcanoes in Arequipa region, the BARROSO volcanic cordillera, the Chila cordillera with the Mismi volcano, snowcapped mountain in which the Amazon River has its most remote source. We start to go down and we arrive at Chivay town in Colca valley on time for lunch (not included). Then guests have the chance to choose the hotel accommodation.

At the certain time, guest can come to the Hot Springs LA CALERA, thermo medicinal waters, conveniently located just a few minutes away from the town. Bath will help to fully relax after transfers. And if you will be still in the mood for exploring Peruvian culture after that, it is advisable to visit the small museum site.

8 Colca Canyon – Cruz del Cóndor – Arequipa

Around 6. 00 to the Cross of the condor. On our way, we can make the journey to Peru even more exciting by stopping in YANQUE town to enjoy EL WITITI, a traditional folkdance, associated with the beginning of adult life, and the main plaza of the beautiful city where you can buy an original craft piece as a souvenir. Our goal is to arrive as early as possible to the CRUZ DEL CONDOR, a privileged place for a trip to Peru to see part of the depth of the canyon and the condors fly. The amazing view will help you understand the meaning of the title – the wonder of the south of Peru. We are going to hang out around there for about one hour. We will do everything possible to make this affordable trip to Peru full of good impressions for you. That’s why together with our highly qualified guide with a lots of experience you will get the chance to hike in the region for about an hour to see all of the flora and fauna up close in their natural habitat Many stops on the way back to CHIVAY, like WAYRAPUNKO to see the towns of LARI and MADRIGAL.

Lagoons LEKEMPA and HAÑANCHIHUA are easy to see from ANTAHUILQUE. From the CHOQUETICO viewpoint is possible to appreciate the hanging tombs built by ancient COLLAWAS, a few steps forwards we will find the LITOMAQUETAS, carved stones that represent the terraces with the system of channeling stones that were used for rituals. You will get authentic Peruvian vibes at MACA town, where time has seemingly stopped. We will be back in CHIVAY for Lunchtime (Lunch not Included).then back to Arequipa.

9 Arequipa – Arequipa-Puno -Sillustani

08:30 Am transfer to the bus station to take your bus to Puno

14:00 Arrival and transfer to hotel in Puno.

Together with a guide you will have the chance to visit the archaeological site known as Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground that consists of a group of huge cylindrical tombs, constructed out of stone and clay and between two and twelve meters in height, which stand around the shore of Peru’s Lake Titicaca.

The ruins are located 32 km (22 miles) from Puno on the road from the airport of Juliaca

Overnight in Puno.

10 0 Puno –UROS Island + AMANTANI

Our journey to Peru will include transfer to the port to board the vessel to visit the Uros Indians Floating Island. There are more than forty of these islands, which the Uros people havefashioned entirelyout of thin water reeds, harvested for centuries in the shallow fresh waters of Lake Titicaca to build their homes and boats. They even eat the reeds as part of their diet.Amantani Island, a very peaceful place where times seems to have taken a halt a century ago.

You will get truly authentic Peruvian experience because you will get to stay overnight at home of the true Islanders.

11 1 Puno -ISLAND TAQUILE

Journey to Peru will also include traditional breakfast in an Indian home.

Taquile Island, 35 km east of Puno. This island is Virtually unchanged for the past 500 years and home to the famous male knitters.

The way of getting to the village depends on how adventurous and physically trained you are: if you have some previous training and want to make your journey to Peru even more memorable – you have to climb the island by 533 steps to the entrance arch and descend to the Main Plaza; the second one is more slow approach, but nonetheless exciting. You have to take a climbing slope towards the town, taking about 1 hour of walking.

In the afternoon return to Puno.

12 2 Puno – Cuzco

08:00 transfer tothe Imperial City of Cusco in a comfortable tourist bus.

Along the trip around Pumo, we will make four stops. Lithic Museum of the ruins of Pukara, Raya saddle, Raqchi saddle and the Andahuaylillas Church.

PM Moreover, we will stop one more time in Sichuan to enjoy local Peruvian food.

Arrival in Cusco and transfer to your hotel.

13 3 Cusco – City Tour – Ruins

14:00 Wonder of the south of Peru won't cease to amaze you around here. You will feel the rhythm of history visiting such sights as Main Plaza, Cathedral, Koricancha, etc.

The infamous Cusco ruins are only fifteen minutes away from the city: the great fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.

Return to your Hotel.

14 4 Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

08:30 the Sacred Valley of the Incas is often described as a must-see in the lifetime, that’s why we dedicated all day excursion to visit the towns of Calca, Lamay, and the Pisaq Indian Market.

In the afternoon we will visit the Ollantaytambo Fortress, the ancient Inca site in Peru, returning to Cusco visiting the town of Chincheros. Return to Cusco overnight.

15 5 Cuzco – Machu Picchu

05:30 To see Machu Picchu we are going to need to dedicate around four hours to travel by bus and train.But the sight that is often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas" is totally worth all that time

We will arrive in Aguas Calientes and will board a mini-bus to ascend to the square of Machu Picchu with a guided tour through the main buildings.

PM Return to Aguas Calientes Return to Cusco. Arrival, reception, and transfer to your hotel.

16 6 Cuzco – Lima

Your exciting trip to Peru will end with a transfer to Lima at an appropriate time.

Reception and transfer to the hotel.

17 7 Lima

Your exciting trip to Peru will end with a transfer to airport for your international flight.

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