In this two week tour you’ll see all the great highlights that Peru has to offer. Archeological sites, Museums, Visit the Jungle of Manu National Park, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Ica and the Nazca Lines, Paracas National Reserve, the mythical City of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.
TOTAL PLACES VISITED: Cusco, city tour, Sacred Valley in Cusco, Machu Picchu, Manu National Park Jungle, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Nazca Lines and Paracas National Reserve.
• B= Breakfast
• L= Lunch
• D= Dinner
Early in the morning, at your arrival we will pick up you from the airport and take you to the chosen hotel. We suggest that you get some rest during the remainder of the morning so that you may acclimate yourself to the high altitude, then enjoy lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, we shall take a guided city tour of Cusco visiting the Plaza Mayor (main square), the Catedral, the Templo del Sol (Temple of the Sun) or Qorikancha. The trip shall continue onto the outskirts of town to visit the different Incan complexes such as the impressive Fortaleza (fortress) de Sacsayhuamán, which was strategically built on a hill on edge of Cusco and it is famous for its enormous crafted stones that have been pieced together with stunning precision and that conform to the external walls of the complex; some of these stones extend above 9m in height and weigh over 350 metric tons. Next, we will direct ourselves toward the archeological sites of Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. By nightfall, we shall enjoy some free time. (B.L)
At 9:00am gather of its hotel to make the trip to the Sacred Valley where We will visit the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a mixture of color, tradition will be able appreciated The Valley has a distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and one altitude of 2,970 ms (9,700 p), Pisac where we will visit the market, and is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley followed by Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke their ancestral inheritance, lunch in a typical restaurant and on the evening we will continue to Aguas Calientes town. (B.L)
At Aguas Calientes you will have to approach the bus towards the Ciudadela de Machu Picchu (15min. trip by bus) will receive tour guided by this Huge Historical Sanctuary follow by some free time in the afternoon, after visit Machu Picchu we will return to Cusco in the evening. (B.BOX LUNCH)
We will depart Cusco in a 4WD/minibus vehicle traveling on a small one way road that changes direction by day of week! Along the way, we will see incredible views of the Andean valleys, the snow covered Vilcanota and Urubamba ranges, and the Amazon Basin. Our journey will take us over the Andes Mountains (12,795''pass) and into the cloud forest. On the way we pass pre-Inca burial towers called Chullpas and stop at the historic town of Paucartambo (9,530''). From the high desert we will descend into cloud forest and then the lush rainforest. Overall there is approximately 8 - 10 hours of driving. We will stay the night at our lodge (B.L. D)
After eating our breakfast we continue the tour by bus going through the high forest arriving to Atalaya which is found next to Madre de Dios river (700 meters over the sea). From this point we start to go down river in a motorized boat (55 hp). At the riverside we will have the opportunity to see a lot of bird species such as “Herons”, “Vultures”, “Cormorants” etc. After some hours we will arrive to Aguas Calientes (a hot spring), where we are going to have a comfortable bath. Passing three in the afternoon we will arrive to our lodge, where we accommodate and get new water resources to be able to take an one hour walk through the forest. With luck in this walk we will have a possibility to see a lot of wildlife. After this impressive experience we go back to the lodge where our delicious dinner is waiting. (B.L. D)
After enjoying a delicious breakfast we continue the tour down river until arriving to the lodge, Here you can file up your bottles with water after this, we go back to the boat, but just to sail for a few minutes. Rapidly arriving to the port we continue by foot through the forest more or less for half an hour until reaching The Oxbow Lake called “Cocha Blanco”. Here is a hidden place where we are going to wait for the “Giant Otters” to arrive and after this we go sailing on a Catamaran. Same night we will have the opportunity to spot “Caymans” and there will be a possibility of catching some of them. After this adventure we take a deserved rest in the lodge. (Option to visit a Native Community). (B.L. D)
Activity at the Macaw clay lick begins about 5:30 am as medium sized parrots arrive with the dawn, pair by noisy pair, and land in the treetops above the lick. Hundreds of screeching birds clamber about in the branches in preparation for their descent to the riverbank. Eventually, cascades of green, blue, and red parrots circle down to the clay wall. About 7:00 or 7:30 am large macaws start to arrive. After about 40 to 100 have gathered and deemed the lick safe, they begin to descend. This colourful and noisy scene continues for 20 to 40 minutes while the birds eat their fill of clay or until danger arrives in the form of a hawk, eagle, or ocelot. There are normally between 80 to 100 macaws and 600 or more other parrots. This is truly one of the world's great wildlife spectacles. In the afternoon we will continue sailing down river to Boca Colorado from where we will continue our trip by car to Puerto Maldonado. (B.L. D)
After Breakfast we will drive you to Puerto Maldonado Air Port from where you will say good bye to the jungle. You will arrive to Cusco in the afternoon about 1pm. FREE TIME THE REST OF THE DAY. (B)
Today after breakfast very early in the morning we will travel to Arequipa 10 to 12 hours by Bus, late in the evening we will take you to your hotel. (B.L)
On this day, we shall prepare to take a tour around the Earth’s core, our destination being Colca Canyon. On our way, we will visit the Pampa Cañahuas National Reservation where we will observe the Vicunas; this National Reservation is representative of the Peruvian fauna and the typical scenery of the Andes.Next, we shall visit Vizcachani where we shall enjoy the breathtaking view of the Cordillera Blanca (White Cap mountain range) and the Pampa de Tojra (Tojra Plains), which is host to a vast population of Alpacas and Llamas. We shall briefly come across the Mirador (lookout) de Chucura to finally arrive in Chivay. After an energizing meal, we will visit the baños termales (thermal baths) de la Calera where we will be able to enjoy a refreshing and relaxing bath. By the afternoon, we shall return to the town of Chivay where we will spend the night. (B.L. D)
Early in the morning, we will head to the Cruz del Cóndor (Condor Cross), where the world’s largest bird—the condor—can be seeing flying above the green agricultural terraces, which have been cultivated since pre-Incan times. Take in and enjoy the beautiful views that Colca Canyon—one of the deepest canyons in the world (3,000 m)—has to offer. On our way back to Chivay, we shall visit the Mirador (lookout point) de Chichina, where we will find the Tumbas Colgantes (Hanging Tombs) and the Puente Colgante de Sifón (Hanging Bridge of Sifón) that joins the towns of Yanque and Copóraque. Later, we shall arrive in the town of Yanque to visit its charming church and cobblestone streets among other attractions. Then, we shall take brief stops at the lookout points of Choquetipo, Artahuilque and the town of Maca where we will take advantage of our last chances to see the charming Colca Valley. After lunch, we shall continue on to our destination back to the city of Arequipa. (B.L)
Today after breakfast we will drive all the way to Ica, reaching it after 10 to 12 hours of driving, once there we will take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. (B.L)
In the morning after breakfast we will take you to the famous Nazca lines where we will fly over the Nazca lines in a small aircraft this flight will take 30min. on the tour we will have the chances to observe different strokes like the spider, monkey and fish drawing, those draws are geometric and trapezoids shapes, those draws have been preserved for over 2,000 years in the harsh desert weather conditions. Many people say that the lines were part of a pre Inca-irrigation system others believe that the area was part of an alien landing area, but the theory is that the ancient Peruvians used these lines as a huge astronomical calendar. After the fly we will begin our tour by bus, we will visit the Chauchilla cemetery. In the afternoon we will go to Huacachina by bus where we will spend our last night.
Note: there is a chance to do some sandboarding on the dunes around the Huacachina Oasis (this tour is not included on the price). (B.L)
In the morning after breakfast we will drive all the way to Lima, once we get lime we will take you to the airport from there our SERVICES END. (B)