WONDERFUL PERU 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHT
Day 1: Lima As soon as you arrive in Lima, our staff will welcome and pick you up from the Lima International airport and transfer you to your hotel. After this 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 prearranged time in the morning, we'll pick you up from your hotel in order to start a city tour. We'll go to downtown Lima where you will enjoy visiting the Cathedral, the Catacombs, the main square, the “Plaza San Martin” and the San Pedro church. After enjoying observing the amazing architecture of Lima, you will have a transfer out to the airport in order to board an afternoon flight to Arequipa. Our transfer at Arequipa airport will welcome and will drive you to your hotel in Arequipa. 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) through Arequipa. During this tour you will appreciate the architecture and art of Arequipa. Visiting the Cathedral, the Santa Catalina monastery, and Yanahuara. After the tour you will have the rest of the day to enjoy for yourself the Arequipa downtown. Overnight. Day 4: Arequipa – Colca Valley (B), (L) After breakfast at around 7:30a.m., we'll pick up you from your hotel to visit the Colca valley, north of Arequipa is the higher course of the Colca river valley which has a deep canyon and its well known among rafters. Beginning in the cold puna and running down to warmer regions, showing its great scenic beauty and cultural attractiveness on the way, you will observe Llamas, Alpacas, and Vicuñas in their natural environment as well as the local flora and andean birds. Upon arrival in Chivay you'll have lunch and after that you will be accommodated at your hotel. In the afternoon you could enjoy the natural local hot springs. Overnight in Chivay. Day 5: Colca Valley – Arequipa (B), (L) After breakfast we will pick up you from your hotel to begin a guided tour of the beautiful Colca Valley. We are going to see the Condor Cross where you can observe the impressive flight of the andean condor in its natural environment. After watching this spectacle, we'll take you to the andean town of Maca where you will visit the local church and rest before continuing. Upon arrival to Chivay, you will have lunch and immediately after we'll go back to your hotel in Arequipa. You'll arrive in Arequipa at around 5:00p.m. Overnight in Arequipa. Day 6: Arequipa – Puno (B) Early in the morning after breakfast we'll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Arequipa airport where you will board a flight to Juliaca. Once in the Juliaca airport our staff will transfer you to your hotel located in Puno city, where the Lake Titicaca is close by. On the way you'll enjoy the landscape, also you can visit the Sillustani tombs. Overnight in Puno. Day 7: Puno – Uros and Amantani Islands (B), (L), (D) You will be picked up from your hotel at around 8:00 am, after 2 hours in a motorboat you'll be arriving at the Uros islands. Fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros. The residents of the Uros use the Totora a type of straw, that grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support to the island. The roofs are waterproof but the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water. Then you will visit Amantani Island on Lake Titicaca, experience the Amantani's range of magnetic field is unusual, and the residents known for their gentleness. You can be strolling the streets to get a sense of their culture. There are plenty of opportunities to purchase their woven textiles, pottery and straw baskets. The motorboat will take you to the natural island of Amantani where you'll spend the night with a local family. Your host will provide you lunch and dinner. Day 8: Amantani and Taquile Islands – Puno (B), (L) After breakfast, you'll have time for a stroll at leisure through the narrow streets of this colourful island. Late morning you'll say goodbye to your hosting family, you board a motorboat to Taquile Island, also inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, down through generations. To arrive to the Town of Taquile where we'll have a break to eat in the local restaurant in the afternoon. Then we will return to Puno. Overnight at your hotel. Day 9: Puno – Cusco (B), (L) After breakfast in your hotel you will board a tourist bus towards Cusco. During this trip you'll visit different archeological sites. Your first stop will be the town of Pukara. At Pukara the Pre-inca culture of the same name ruled prior to when the Incas conquered the area. Your next stop will be the town of Sicuani where you can enjoy a typical buffet style lunch. After lunch, you'll visit the ruins of Raqchi where the temple of the Wiracocha deity is located. Your next stop will be the town of Andahuaylillas. At Andahuaylillas, you will visit the church known as the Sistine Chapel of South America. You will arrive in Cusco at around 5:00p.m. Upon arrival, the transfer from our company will welcome and drive you to your hotel in Cusco. Day 10: Cusco (B) You will have a free morning for acclimatization and exploring the city, through the afternoon you'll start a guided city tour visiting the most important places of Cusco. This tour starts at 14:00hrs. you'll visit the following sites: Cathedral, the Inca Temple of Qoricancha, and the Sacsayhuaman fortress, Q'enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. This tour will let you learn about the Inca culture as well as some aspects of the conquest of the Inca’s Empire and the colonial era. The tour will end at around 18:00hrs. you will be back to your hotel. Night at your hotel. Day 11: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas (B) Early in the morning after breakfast, we will 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 will visit in this tour the 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 in Chinchero. You will be back in Cusco at around 7:00p.m. Overnight in Cusco. Day 12: Cusco – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu (B) Our transfer 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 our staff will take you to your hotel for check-in and pick up your box lunch. Immediately you will board a bus to Machu Picchu where your guide will give you an approximate 2 hour guided walking tour through the ruins explaining all about this culture, the buildings and the lifestyle of the Incas. After your tour you will have free time to explore the ruins at your leisure and then come back to Aguas Calientes when you decide. Once you're in Aguas Calientes village you can enjoy the local hot springs. (The entrance fee for the hot springs are not included) Night at your hotel in Aguas Calientes. Day 13: Aguas Calientes - Cusco (B) This morning is free for you to visit the hot springs, explore the Agua Calientes surroundings or shop at the local markets. Alternatively you may wish to revisit Machu Picchu, although only one entrance ticket and return bus ticket is included in the tour price. Upon arrival to the Ollantaytambo train station, transportation will transfer you to your hotel in Cusco. Night at your hotel. Day 14: Cusco - Lima (B) At a prearranged time after breakfast we will 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/JULIACA, 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) 2 Nights in Puno 1 Night at the Amantani island hosted by a local family 4 Nights in Cusco 1 Night in Aguas Calientes Lima City Tour Arequipa City Tour Colca Canyon City Tour Uros, Amantani, and Taquile Islands Tour our bus from Puno to Cusco (Includes a visit to Pukara, Sicuani, Raqchi, and Andahuaylillas) Cusco City Tour Guided visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour in Machu Picchu Bus ticket Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes Train ticket from Cusco to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to 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 and gratuities Travel insurance Breakfasts are included at all hotels. All other meals are not included unless specified in the itinerary