DAY 1: ARRIVING TO LIMA
Arrival in the capital city of Lima, reception at the airport by a representative of the company, who will welcome you and make the transfer corresponding to the selected accommodation. Overnight in Lima.
DAY 2: LIMA / CITY TOUR
Breakfast, morning City Tour in the city of Lima where we will visit a guided tour of the most important and characteristic places of Lima, with its typical features of colonial times, such as the Plaza de Armas, Government Palace, Cathedral Basilica , The Archbishop's Palace, the Municipality of Lima, Desamparados Station and old streets and the Classical Mansions of the Viceroyal Age and Balconies of Moorish style, then we take a tour of the San Francisco Church with its majestic Convent, Art Museum and Catacombs. Leaving Lima Antigua, we enter San Isidro and Miraflores, to El Mirador or Parque del Amor, making a contrast between ancient and modern Lima. Lunch Creole buffet in the city. Departure by itinerary bus (special frequency) to the city of Huaraz, reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Huaraz.
You cannot stop eating a tipycal dish in Lima well know as ceviche, a fresh combination of fish cooked only with lemon; in Lima there are many "cevicherías" where you can enjoy it.
DAY 3: HUARAZ- CALLEJÓN DE HUAYLAS – HUASCARAN NATIONAL PARK (B, L)
Excursion of the whole day, crossing the Callejón de Huaylas, valley between the Cordilleras Blanca and Negra and the serpentear of the Santa river. We ascend to the Lagunas de Llanganuco, located at the bases of the Huascarán and Huandoy glaciers, inside the Huascarán National Park. Night. Overnight in Huaraz.
DAY 4: HUARAZ – CHAVIN DE HUANTAR (B, L)
Today's day will allow us to reach behind the Cordillera Blanca, to the Callejón de Conchucos, where Chavin Castle is located, an important center of pre-Inca worship of the culture of the same name, the matrix of the Peruvian civilization. Overnight in Huaraz.
DAY 5: HUARAZ DEPARTURE / TRUJILLO (B, L)
Free day, option to take an excursion to Pastorury Mountain, easily accessible glacier.
In the evening transfer to the station, regular bus to Trujillo. Overnight in the bus.
DAY 6: TRUJILLO: CHAN CHAN / HUACA DEL SOL Y LA LUNA Y HUANCHACO (B, L) *
Breakfast, Visit to the CHAN CHAN archaeological complex, visiting the Rainbow Temple or Huaca el Dragón, Tschudi Palace, one of the nine best preserved citadels, its walls are decorated with high relief friezes, funeral platform, we will also visit the Huaca del Sol. Of height, according to oral tradition was built in 3 days employing 250,000 men and 70 million adobes. The Huaca de la Luna is composed of temples superposed according to the different stages of the Mochíca power, in some of its walls you can see beautiful polychrome mural. Finishing the visit in the fishing cove of Huanchaco, a traditional fishing port where you can appreciate the horses of totora (old boats Mochicas). Overnight in Trujillo.
DAY 7: TRUJILLO / CHICLAYO: HUACA RAJADA AND TUMBAS REALES MUSEUM (B, L) *
Breakfast, then departure to the Archeological Complex Pyramids of Túcume, a valley that houses 26 adobe pyramids that testify to the most exceptional time of the Lambayeque culture, among which stand out Huaca 1 and Huaca Larga. We will also visit the Museum of Site where ceramic of the same culture is exhibited. Later we will go to Lambayeque to visit the new and modern MUSEUM TUMBAS REALES DE SIPAN, has 10 exhibition halls throughout its route, where you can appreciate the treasures of the Lord of Sipan and a large collection of gold, silver and copper objects, As well as the treasures of the Lord of Sipan. Overnight in Chiclayo.
DAY 8: CHICLAYO SICAN MUSEUM / LIMA (B) *
Breakfast, we will go to the city of Ferreñafe where is the Museum of Sicán. Here are exposed pieces belonging to the Lambayeque or Sicán culture, which occupied the northern zone after the fall of the Mochica Empire.
Then visit the market Modelo Chiclayo and the area known as the Market of the Witch where you can find various potions, herbs and other implements used by "shamans" for their activities.
After the tour, visitors will be transferred from the hotel to the airport. Assistance on departure flight. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to the accommodation. Overnight in Lima.
DAY 9: LIMA / PARACAS (B)
Breakfast, in the morning free passes through the city or rest. In the afternoon, transfer to the bus terminal for Paracas in about three hours. Reception of the Arrival to be later transferred to the lodging. Overnight in Paracas.
DAY 10: PARACAS – BALLESTAS ISLAND / NAZCA (B, L)
After breakfast we transfer to the embarkation pier to leave in comfortable slippers towards the Ballestas Islands, you will be able to appreciate in our crossing the famous Candelabro of Paracas (beginning of the Lines of Nazca). Arrival to the Ballestas Islands, where we will appreciate its impressive marine fauna, large colonies of guanay birds, guanay, piquero, zarcillo, etc., we will also observe some examples of penguins of Humbolt (in danger of extinction) and the great colonies Of sea lions (wolf and fine wolf) among other species. After 02 hours of travel we return to the Port of Paracas. After a short rest we will make a brief tour to the area of the Reserve of Paracas from where you can see various figures that have been formed by nature. In the afternoon we will be transferred to the bus station heading for the city of Nazca located at 05 hours approx. Overnight in Paracas.
DAY 11: NAZCA – NAZCA LINES / AREQUIPA B, L)
After breakfast transfer to the aerodrome to fly the famous and enigmatic Nazca Lines by plane, for approx. 30 minutes). Being a mystery both its creation and the purpose, and according to Dr. Maria Reiche, who dedicates much of his life to the study of these lines, it is the largest astronomical calendar in the world. We will fly over the mysterious strokes made on sand, covering an area of 350 km2, these represent figures of various animals and plants such as spider, monkey, dog, lizard, hummingbird, condor. In the afternoon or evening be transferred to the bus terminal for the city of Arequipa in a journey of 08 hours approx. Overnight in the bus or in Arequipa depending the time of departure from Nazca.
DAY 12: AREQUIPA – CITY TOUR (B)
Breakfast, free morning, in the afternoon we will do the city tour that includes the visit to the Monastery of Santa Catalina. The Santa Catalina Convent opened to the public in 1970 is one of the most remarkable buildings of the city, behind its walls it has 400 years of history. The city has constructions of Spanish type and old churches built based on sillar, volcanic stone of white color that has been used in the construction of the city of Arequipa. Overnight in Arequipa.
Do not forget to try tipycal food in Arequipa in the restaurants well know as "picanterias".
DAY 13: AREQUIPA / COLCA CANYON (B)
Very early after breakfast, we leave the city of Arequipa taking the north route to Yura, during the tour we will visit the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca we will observe vicuñas, llamas and alpacas in the wild, in Pampa Cañahuas we can appreciate different types of birds Such as flamingoes, herons, Andean geese, ducks, eagles of the Andes "Kara Kara"; Then we will arrive at the viewpoint of the volcanoes where we will have a privileged view of snow-capped mountains in Patapampa (4800 m-15 000 ft). Arrival to Chivay capital of the valley, lunch and accommodation in the lodging. In the afternoon as an option we can visit the thermal baths of "La Calera" that are at a temperature of 40º and whose waters have medicinal properties. Overnight in Yanque or Chivay.
DAY 14: COLCA CANYON / PUNO (B)
After breakfast, we will start our tour along the left bank of the Colca River, we will visit beautiful typical villages such as Yanque and Maca, colonial churches and we will have contact with the friendly people who still dress in their typical costumes embroidered by themselves, Of pre-Inca terraces or terraces that are still used and where maize, quinoa, kiwicha, etc. are grown. In the viewpoint of the "Cross of the Condor" we will be able to appreciate the depth of the canyon as well as the flight of the majestic condor. On the way back we will observe litomaquetas, pre-Inca tombs. After lunch on your own, transfer from the village of Chivay at 13:30 hours approx. To the city of Puno. (trip of 07 hours). Arrival and transfer to the respective accommodation. Overnight in Puno.
DAY 15: PUNO / ISLAS UROS Y TAQUILE ISLAND (B, L)
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Puno in the morning, there will be a two hour motor boat trip on Lake Titicaca to the wonderful floating island of Uros. To those former inhabitants of that lake, they are known as the water tribe, since they have to build their own islands periodically by adding new layers of a unique species of reeds called "Totora". We continue our journey by motor boat on the Taquile Island, inhabited by native Quechua speakers, who have developed an efficient and unique social system, a barter system, carried out through generations. It is necessary to climb a ladder of more than 567 steps to reach the center of Taquile, then we return to Puno looking the sunset over the lake. Overnight in Puno.
DAY 16: PUNO / CUSCO – TOUR WITH STOPS ON ROUTE (B, L))
Breakfast very early, around 07:30 a.m. private transfer to the tourist bus terminal with service on board to take the picturesque route to Puno, there are 04 tourist stops, making an additional stop for lunch. The route is as follows.
PUKARA - PUNO: It is the most important and ancient ceremonial center of the Altiplano previous to Tiahuanaco, characterized by a series of stepped platforms that resemble a pyramid called kalasasaya, culminated in a flat ceremonial center.
LA RAYA: Middle point on the route Cusco - Puno is the highest part of the whole route, is located at a height of 4335 m.s.n.m. In this place we will be able to appreciate beautiful snow-capped mountains, beautiful inter-Andean landscapes, the birth of the Amazon River, llamas, alpacas and vicuñas.
Archaeological Complex of RAQCHI: 117 km from the city of Cusco. Raqchi (3485 masl) is a small town of farmers and potters in which a group of families has adapted their homes to receive the tourists in a new experiential tourism program. It dates from the XV century and is considered by the chroniclers as one of the most daring Inca constructions. It emphasizes the Temple of Wiracocha.
ANDAHUAYLILLAS: In this area you will visit the "Sistine Chapel" of America, as it is known, the church San Pedro de Andahuaylillas is the greatest attraction for visitors due to the quality of its works of art. It was built by the Jesuits in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Its architectural structure is the classic of small town churches, the decoration of its interiors is the most impressive of the enclosure. Arrival in Cusco, reception in the terminal and transfer to the lodging. Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 17: CUSCO – CITY TOUR (B)
After breakfast, we start the guided tour of the city center of Cusco, you will visit. the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha-Santo Domingo, we will also visit the famous artisan neighborhood of San Blas, which is a beautiful hill, covered by Inca walls, where there is a unique stone known as the stone of the 12 angles. Overnight in Cuzco.
DAY 18: CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY (B, L)
After breakfast, start at approximately 9am. We will pass by your hotel, to have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota river, for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit to the typical Indian market Of Pisac, where we will have the opportunity to know closely the customs of its inhabitants, then we go to the City of Urubamba. Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon we visit the Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to monitor the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of the inhabitants of the jungle, is a military, religious and cultural center during the Inca Empire. Transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station to leave for Aguas Calientes (opportunity to see the sunrise in Machu Picchu the next day). Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
DAY 19: MACHU PICCHU TOUR / CUSCO (B, L)
We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, transfer to the bus station for 20 minutes until you arrive, to the incredible world wonder "The Sanctuary of Machupicchu", known as "The Lost City of the Incas". Arriving at the citadel of Machu Picchu, where we will begin our guided tour, visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the royal quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries, approximately for more than two hours . In the afternoon, we will take the train back to Cusco, arriving at the train station in Cusco, we will be waiting to take you to the selected hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 20: CUSCO / PTO. MALDONADO – TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERV (B, L, D)
Breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Arrival to the city. Reception at the airport, transfer to the office and the port to embark in an outboard motor canoe and go up the Tambopata River approx. 3 hours. If the weather permits occasionally we will go by bus to a native community where we will embark saving a 2 hours of canoe trip. On the way we can see alligators, turtles, waterfowl, etc. And we will eat our snack (Box-Lunch). On arrival we will serve a welcome cocktail. After a short break we will take a short walk to a small lagoon from where we will continue to Sunset Point in time to observe an unforgettable sunset in the jungle. At dusk we will board the canoe again, with the help of lanterns, to search and observe alligators. Overnight in the jungle cabins.
DAY 21: TAMBOPATA RESERVE (B, L, D)
Breakfast, wake up and start guided by our Natural Residents, a walk of 5 1/2 km to Cocococha Lagoon. On the way we will have the opportunity to observe exotic plants and insects, butterflies and multicolored birds, monkeys and with some luck perhaps also some (s) of the older mammals. In the lagoon we will have at our disposal canoes for a small tour and observe the rich and varied wildlife on its banks.
Back at the lodge, we may have lunch perhaps a little late. After lunch, rest of the afternoon free. Dinner in the jungle restaurant.
DAY 22: TAMBOPATA DEPARTURE / LIMA (B)
We will wake up early and after breakfast we will embark for our return trip delighting us with the spectacle of an unforgettable jungle sunrise. Once in Pto. Maldonado we will be transferred to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Arrival to the airport of the city of Lima, connection with your international flight.