SOUTHERN PERU 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHT
Day 1: Lima As soon as you arrive in Lima, our staff will welcome and pick you up from the International airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city. Night at your hotel. Day 2: Lima – Arequipa (B) At a previously arranged time during the morning we'll pick you up from your hotel in order to start a City tour. We're going to visit downtown Lima where you'll enjoy visiting the Cathedral, the Catacombs, the main square, the “Plaza San Martin” and the San Pedro church. After appreciating the amazing architecture in Lima, you will have a transportation to transfer you out to the airport in order to board an afternoon flight to Arequipa. Our staff in the Arequipa airport will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Arequipa city. You will have the rest of the day for acclimatization and relax. Night at your hotel. Day 3: Arequipa (B) After breakfast in your hotel you'll start a guided city tour (9:00 am). During this tour you'll appreciate the architecture and art of Arequipa city. You'll visit the Cathedral, the Santa Catalina monastery, and Yanahuara. After the tour you will have the rest of the day to enjoy for yourself Arequipa downtown. Overnight . Day 4: Arequipa – Colca Valley (B), (L) After you breakfast around 7:30a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel to visit the Colca valley, a 4 hour trip, on the way you'll be able to observe Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicuñas in their natural environment as well as the local flora and andean birds. Upon your arrival in Chivay, you'll enjoy lunch and after that you will be accommodated at your hotel. In the afternoon you can enjoy the natural local hot springs. Overnight in Chivay. Day 5: Colca Valley – Arequipa (B), (L) After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel to begin a guided tour to the beautiful Colca Valley. We're going to see the Condor Cross where you will observe the impressive flight of the andean condor in its natural habitat. After watching this spectacle, we'll take you to the andean town of Maca where you'll visit the local church and rest before continuing. Upon arrival to the town of Chivay, you'll have lunch and immediately after we'll go back to your hotel in Arequipa. Arriving in Arequipa at around 5:00p.m. Night at your hotel. Day 6: Arequipa – Cusco (B) Early in the morning after your breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Arequipa airport where you'll board a flight to Cusco. As soon as you arrive our staff will welcome and drive you to your hotel in Cusco. Night at your hotel. Day 7: Cusco (B) Morning free for acclimatization and exploring the city for yourself at 2:00p.m. You'll start a guided city tour. With this tour you'll visit the most important temples and archeological sites of Cusco like the Cathedral, the Inca Temple of Qoricancha, and the Sacsayhuaman fortress, Q'enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. The bilingual guide will explain all about the Inca´s Empire the tour will end at around 6:00p.m you will be back at your hotel. Overnight in Cusco. Day 8: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Ollantaytambo – Cusco (B) Early in the morning after breakfast, we'll pick you up from your hotel in order to start a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our guide will explain you the history of all the archeological sites during the trip; you'll visit Pisac remains and the Indian market of the same name. After lunch, (this lunch is not included), you'll visit the archeological site of Ollantaytambo and finally visit the incredible Inca ruins of Chinchero. You will be back in Cusco at around 7:00p.m. Night at your hotel in Cusco. Day 9: Cusco – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (B) Our staff will pick you up from your hotel at 6:15 a.m. in order to board the train towards Aguas Calientes village. As soon as you arrive in Aguas Calientes at 10:50a.m we'll take you to your hotel for the check-in and pick up your box lunch. Immediately after you will board a bus to Machu Picchu where you will have a 2 hour guided tour through the most important rooms and temples. After this you will have a free time to explore for yourself around the "Lost city of the Incas" and then come back to Aguas Calientes when you decide. Once you are in Aguas Calientes you can enjoy the hot springs if you wish. (The entrees for the hot springs are not included). Night at your hotel in Aguas Calientes. Day 10: Aguas Calientes - Cusco (B) After breakfast you will board the train to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival to the Ollantaytambo village staff will wait for you to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco. Night at your hotel. Day 11: Cusco - Lima (B) At a previously arranged time after breakfast we'll transfer you to the airport. End of our services. Meals provided= (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE All transfers mentioned in the itinerary Domestic Flights LIMA/AREQUIPA, AREQUIPA/CUSCO, CUSCO/LIMA Meals as mentioned in the itinerary Accommodation in double rooms 1 Night in Lima 3 Nights in Arequipa 1 Night in Chivay (Colca Canyon) 4 Nights in Cusco 1 Night in Aguas Calientes Lima City Tour Arequipa City Tour Colca Canyon Cusco City Tour Guided visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour in Machu Picchu Bus tickets Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes. Train ticket from Cusco / Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco Entrance ticket to all attractions mentioned in the Itinerary Bilingual and Professional guides Not included in the tour International round - trip airfare to and from Peru International and local airport taxes Tips Travel insurance Breakfasts are included at all hotels. All other meals are not included unless specified in the itinerary.