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Wonders of Peru


13 Days / 12 Nights

Discover the wonders of Peru during 13 incredible days crossing this fascinating Andean country, visiting the main cities and cultural attractions. Beginning and finishing in the capital, Lima, the tour stops in the desert province of Ica, the culinary capital of Arequipa, the inhospitable Colca Valley, the indigenous world of Lake Titicaca and the Inca and colonial richness of Cusco and Machu Picchu, the 'Lost City of the Incas'.

Prominent
Points


Lima: Peru's capital is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds a large architectural complex with places such as the historic Casa Aliaga, the Cathedral and the Larco Museum.



Ballestas Islands: Discover this maritime sanctuary in the Pacific Ocean where sea lions, penguins and migratory birds find refuge.



Nasca Lines: Look from the sky to these mysterious geoglyphs of animals and geometric figures that have been in the middle of the Nasca desert for more than 1,000 years.


Arequipa: Walk through the old 'forbidden city' of Santa Catalina, meet the Jesuit church and enjoy the majestic views of the Misti Volcano.



Colca Valley: Appreciate the elegance of the condor flying over this 4,000-meter-deep valley and visits some remote villages of the zone.



Lake Titicaca: Visit Taquile and the floating islands of Uros.



Cusco: The ancient Inca capital is a mixture of pre-Columbian constructions and Spanish colonial architecture. Visit the Cathedral, the fortress of Sacsayhuamán and Puca Pucará.

 



Machu Picchu: The lost city of the Incas is hidden on the top of an Andean peak and offers views not only of the mountain range but also of the Inca past.

Itinerary


  • Day 1 | International arrival - Lima


    Upon your arrival in Lima, a transportation service will transfer you from the airport to your hotel.

  • Day 2 | Lima


    Explore Lima´s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square visiting the Cathedral and Casa Aliaga. Continue to the Larco Museum, which is housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion. Finally, head to the "Love Park" in the scenic coastal district of Miraflores, where you can admire the cliffs and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Day 3 | Lima – Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Ica – Nasca


    A mobility will take you to the Chaco station; Point of embarkation for the boat trip to the Ballestas Islands; natural reserve of beautiful geological formations, impressive animal fauna and lags of pre Inca cultures. The Ballestas Islands are inhabited by endemic birds, pelicans, sea lions, Humboldt penguins and other species that find a refuge in the archipelago. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the bus station to return to the city of Lima. After this tour you will visit the Regional Museum in Ica. After lunch you will be transferred to the city of Nasca.

  • Day 4 | Nasca – Flight over the Nasca lines – Arequipa


    You will be transferred from Lima to Paracas by bus. You will arrive at the airport of Pisco for a flight of 1 hour and 30 minutes in a plane over the desert to observe the mysterious Nasca Lines, conformed by figures that form a monkey, a spider, a condor and more. If weather conditions permit, the recent findings in Palpa will be overflown. When finished, you will be taken to the hotel in Paracas, where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the bus station, from where you will depart by regular bus for a 10-hour journey to the city of Arequipa. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

  • Day 5 | Arequipa


    Your journey will start at the Plaza de Armas, next to the magnificent Arequipa´s Cathedral built during the XVII century. Visit to Santa Catalina Monastery, and the ´Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús´ (1590). To end the day, visit the districts of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto, to have a panoramic view of Arequipa´s countryside.

  • Day 6 | Arequipa – Valley and Colca Canyon


    Depart Arequipa, driving through Yura district en route to the Colca Valley. Lunch will be served in the picturesque town of Chivay with transfer in the afternoon to your selected hotel in the Colca Valley. Rest of the day free at leisure or you may visit the local hot springs.

Included


  • Guide
  • Lodging
  • Food
  • Transport
  • Ticket and activities

Not included


  • Expenses of a personal nature, alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages and meals not explicitly mentioned in the program
  • International plane tickets to Peru
  • Domestic plane tickets
  • Domestic and international airport rates

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