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Lima Nazca Arequipa Puno Cuzco – 15d/14n

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      2-8
    All about the Lima Nazca Arequipa Puno Cuzco – 15d/14n.

    This amazing tour will take you to see the best of Peru. Our tour starts in Lima, a city full of rich flavours, unique experiences and the magical union of the past and the present. After Lima we will travel to Ica region with characteristic dunes and a vast desert with enigmatic figures, the Nazca Lines, made by ancient cultures: The Paracas and the Nazca. This is also home of Pisco, Peruvian national brandy. Then our journey leads us to the noble and volcanic Arequipa. This is a city with snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, deep canyons and renowned gastronomy. Our next stop is the folkloric capital of Peru, Puno, located on the Andean plateau this region is dominated by the Lake Titicaca, sacred place of the Incas. Puno is a legend, a multicoloured festival and home to natural and artificial islands. Our final destination is Cusco and Machu Picchu. Seductive, striking and natural, Cusco’s history lives in its streets, squares and valleys. The ancient citadel of Machu Picchu is considered to be the most extraordinary example of landscape architecture in the world.

    Type of tour: Cultural and historical
    High season: March- December
    Duration: 15 days/14 nights
    Group size: 2-8 persons
    Difficulty: easy.
    PRICE :$ 2700 per person
    NOTE: This tour is a private tour.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Transfer from Lima airport to your hotel.
    • Hotels for the whole tour.
    • Transportation for the whole tour.
    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals (during the tours of Colca Canyon, Sacred Valley and Machupicchu Town)
    • Professional bilingual tour guide.
    • Train tickets in Cusco.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Meals during the free time.
    • Water
    • Snacks
    • Tips

     

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    This tour must be book at least 2 months in advance.

    1. Day 1 Arrival at Location

      Arrival to Lima, free time

    2. Day 2 CITY TOUR AND SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH.

      The day begins with an excursion to the historic center of Lima, the famous “City of the kings” and part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage list. You will walk through the main square and visit its principal landmarks. Then you will visit the San Francisco church and its famous catacombs. Later you will continue the tour to the city’s modern sections: the exclusive district of San Isidro financial capital center of Lima and Miraflores, with a stop at the “Parque del amor” ( a sort of lovers lane) and its incredible view of the pacific ocean.

      Accommodation for the night in NAZCA

    3. DAY 3 THE ENIGMATIC NAZCA LINES.

      Enjoy a thrilling 45 minute flight over the NAZCA LINES. This tour starts when we pick you up from your hotel and take you to the MARIA REICHE airport, offering you a spectacular opportunity to see 12 of the most famous NAZCA LINES, including the hummingbird, dog, hands, astronaut, tree, spider, lizard, whale and more. After this fantastic experience you will enjoy your meals and then continue to AREQUIPA.

      Accommodation for the night in NAZCA

    4. DAY 4 CHAUCHILLA CEMENTERY AND CANTALLOC AQUEDUCTS.

      Around 8 am we will start our journey picking you up from your hotel and take you to the archeological place of CHAUCHILLA, which is located in a desert zone, where you will see an open preincan cementery which is more than 1000 years old. After visiting this amazing place we will continue our trip to the Aqueducts of CANTALLOC where almost 2000 years ago in preincan times the inhabitants of Nazca built an underground system of aqueducts to irrigate the dry parts of the valley which did not have superficial water. This type of irrigation system is unique in Peru and even in the world. After this fantastic experience we will get our lunch box on the way to AREQUIPA

      Accommodation for the night in AREQUIPA.

    5. DAY 5 AFTERNOON CITY TOUR.

      Around 1:30 pm we will head to San Camilo local market, where we will see the way of living of local people, how they’re still offering as it was before, more variety than in supermarkets; after that we will continue to La Compania de Jesus (Jesuit Church) to finish in the famous Santa Catalina monastery where you going to learn how it was the life for the nuns around 16th to 17th century.
      Accommodation for the night in AREQUIPA.

    6. DAY 6 COLCA CANYON TOUR.

      This day we will make your way to one of the deepest canyons, the Colca canyon 165 km from the city of Arequipa. On the way you will pass through AGUADA BLANCA AND SALINAS NATIONAL RESERVE. Which is peculiar setting, surrounded by peaks, precipices and is home to LLAMAS, ALPACAS AND VICUNAS. Then we will continue our trip passing the highest point PATAPAMPA (4910 MASL) finally arriving to CHIVAY a fascinating community, with a lively market, and proximity to the la Calera hot springs. The afternoon is free to enjoy those thermal water or the comfort of your hotel.

      Accommodation for the night in YANQUE.

    7. DAY 7 CRUZ DEL CONDOR AND YANQUE.

      The day begins with an early drive to the Cruz del Condor, a natural lookout and perfect spot for watching the majestic Andean condor, the largest flying bird in the American continent. After watching the condor we are going to do a small trek in different part of the canyon with very few tourists. On the way back you will stop by the village of MACA to visit its charming handicraft market and colonial church. Finally after having lunch in Chivay, free afternoon in Yanque

    8. DAY 8 YANQUE TO PUNO.

      Around 7 am we will leave to Puno. On the way we will see more southamerican camels, flamingoes and some other birds. Arriving to Puno approx. 1pm, where you will have lunch and enjoy the free afternoon.

    9. DAY 9 LAKE TITICACA THE FLOATING UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS.

      Today will be a full day excursion on the Lake Titicaca, located at 3808 masl, the world’s highest navigable lake. This tour gives you a chance to visit Puno’s main attractions like: the floating Uros islands located 6km from the Puno’s bay and 35 min from there is Taquile Island, where the community gives you a traditional welcome, show you their customs, traditional and colourful outfits and teach you what knitted patterns mean.

      Accommodation for the night in Puno.

    10. DAY 10 PUNO TO CUSCO, TOUR OVER THE HIGHLANDS.

      You will be taken to the bus station, where you will begin your trip to the city of Cusco. A vacation in Peru would be incomplete without a few days in this historic place. There is a scheduled stop at the La Raya Pass, the natural border between the departments of Cusco and Puno, which is a prime location for taking impressive photos. Afterwards, you will tour the Incan archeological site of Raqchi, renowned for its massive temple to the god Viracocha. Next on the itinerary is a stop at the village of Andahuaylillas, where you will see an actual architectural masterpiece: its main church, built in the 17th century, whose finely painted interior walls will astound you.

      Accommodation in Cusco.

    11. DAY 11 AFTERNOON CITY TOUR, VISIT TO SACSAYHUANAN AND NEARBY ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES.

      Today’s tour will show you the amazing Cusco’s colonial center, inheritance from its Andean and Spanish past, as well as an UNESCO world cultural heritage site. Two of the city’s famous landmarks are on the schedule, The Korikancha or ‘’The Temple of the Sun’’, and the cathedral home to finely curved wooden art pieces and impressive paintings from the 16th century. Then we will visit Sacsayhuaman, an Incan fort that guarded the imperial city, and also Tambomachay, and Quenko.

      Accommodation for the night in Cusco.

    12. DAY 12 FREE DAY

      Explore the city on your own.

      Accommodation for the night in Cusco.

    13. DAY 13 AUTHENTIC SACRED VALLEY: CHINCHERO, MORAY, OLLANTAYTAMBO.

      Today’s tour will take you to the famous Sacred Valley starting on the Inca’s balcony- Chinchero, a beautiful place where families still preserve their traditional customs showing you the ancestral way to process the wool and obtain those vivid colours for their textiles. Then our trip will lead us to Moray, an Incan agricultural experimental place, which was a center for the ancient study of domestication, acclimatization and hybridization of wild plants. Finally we will visit Ollantaytambo, an authentic Inca living town which houses one of the main Inca buildings with sumptuous constructions.

      Accommodation for the night in Aguas Calientes.

    14. DAY 14 MACHU PICCHU, THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS.

      This is the main day of our tour, today you will see one of the seven world wonders, the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. This citadel is considered to be the most extraordinary example of landscape architecture in the world. This tour will last around 3 hours with your guide and then you will have some free time to explore on your own. Then we will return to Aguas Calientes and take our train back to Ollantaytambo.

      Accommodation for the night in Cusco.

    15. DAY 15 Departure to Lima according to your flight time.
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    Peru Sensations is a local travel agency based in Cusco, Peru, founded by two local tour guides (Jaime and Elias), together with over 30 years of experiences. We offer personalized and high quality one-stop shop service focusing on treks and adventure tours from Inka trail to Amazon jungle. The company is established with clear visions – to support the sustainability of local communities and the preservation of the nature.

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