PERÚ: ALWAYS AMAZING – 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTSfrom
Lima, Paracas, Ica, Nasca and Cusco
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Medium Group
First Lima, land of Museums with great works of art, archaeological sites, beaches, the boardwalk, valleys, natural reserves, the nightlife, the thrill of adventure sports, and the exquisite cuisine gives Peru’s capital an authentic personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience in the country.
We continue to Ica boasts characteristic dunes and a vast desert etched with enigmatic figures, the Nasca Lines, transformed into fertile fields by ancient cultures: The Paracas and the Nasca. Land of valleys, sun, beaches and a Natural Reserve inhabited by a lush variety of flora and fauna, it is also a mysterious land of villages, home of fine wine and “pisco”, Afro-Peruvian music, and an oasis like the Huacachina, a patch of life in the heart of a blanket of sand.
Seductive, striking and natural, Cusco’s history lives in its streets, squares, valleys and towns. Stunning destinations and examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons can be seen in Choquequirao, Saysayhuamán, Kenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, the Inca jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological environment. Captivating landscapes such as the Sacred Valley, where the mountains are clothed by terraces.
- All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the itinerary, in regular or private services as it is specified;
- 02 nights accommodation in Lima as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request;
- Bus ticket Lima – Paracas;
- Bus ticket Paracas – Ica;
- 01 night accommodation in Ica as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request;
- Bus ticket Ica – Nasca;
- Overflight of the Nasca lines with round-trip transfers to the aerodrome;
- 01 night accommodation in Nasca as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request;
- 01 night on bus Nasca – Cusco;
- 03 nights accommodation in Cusco as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request;
- Train ticket Cusco-Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) round trip;
- 01 buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes (El Mapi);
- 01 buffet lunch in Sacred Valley (Tunupa);
- International or domestic flights;
- Meals and services not mentioned in the programme;
- Entrance fees;
- Early check in/Late check-out at hotels;
- Optional tours and any kind of insurances;
- Entrance to the National Park;
- Day 1 LIMA
Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Lima, standard room.
- Day 2 LIMA: CITY TOUR
Breakfast. At the appointed time we will pick you up at your hotel to start your visit to the city of Lima, capital of Peru, whose Spanish foundation goes back to 1535. In the Historical Center, we will appreciate the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and The Municipal Palace. We also visit the convent and church of San Francisco, the largest monumental set of Colonial Art in America, we will also admire the stone facades and wooden balconies of colonial houses, we will also appreciate the Huaca Pucllana: Ceremonial and Administrative Center of Culture Lima, built in the second century AD It continues through the most traditional residential areas: El Olivar de San Isidro with olive trees brought from Spain in the 16th century, Amor Park, Central Park of Miraflores, ending at the commercial center of Larco Mar, symbol of modern Lima located at seashore. Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Lima, standard room (B)
- Day 3 LIMA - PARACAS
03:45 a.m. Departure to the city of Paracas.
07:30 am. Arrival to the city of Paracas and transfer to the pier.
08:00 am. Boarding to Ballestas Island.
Excursion to the Paracas Peninsula, the most important wildlife sanctuary on the Peruvian Coast. Motor boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, in the Paracas National Reserve, where we can observe sea lions, birds, pelicans, penguins and other seabirds. On the way back we will have the opportunity to see the ”Candelabro”, a giant figure of the Nazca Lines style made in the sand. Free time before returning to take pictures of sea lions, seals and seabirds.
11:00 a.m. The Paracas Reserve. This is an immense protected area located to the south west of the city of Pisco. The name of this beautiful place is derived from a Quechua word meaning ”sand rain” probably due to the strong winds that whip in the afternoons in this place. The reserve of paracas is also very important because in its waters inhabit abundant amounts of zooplankton and phytoplankton, which allows a variety of fish that allow industrial and artisanal fishing. This is a very important activity in the town of Pisco. The Paracas Reserve is located in an area of 335,000 hectares and is considered one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. During our visit we will be able to appreciate the beautiful cliffs and beaches along this tour (red beach, yumaque beach, lagoon).
During this tour we will stop at lagunilla beach where we can taste the sea food and also take a refreshing bath. We can also see groups of flamingos feeding on the sea. To better appreciate these beautiful birds will be necessary to make a short walk to a small viewpoint from which you can appreciate them closer. According to some historys these were the birds who inspired the liberator San Martin to create the colors of our red and white flag. Then you can visit the interpretation center of the reserve, in this place we will be able to know about the flora and marine fauna of the Reserve of Paracas.
At the right time transfer to the bus station.
5:00 p.m. Exit towards the city Ica.
18:30 P.m. Arrival to the city of Ica and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Paracas, standard room (B)
- Day 4 ICA – NASCA: CITY TOUR + HUACACHINA LAGOON
Breakfast. Free morning. In the afternoon will have the following visits: the cathedral of the city of Ica, regional museum, some wine producers of the zone. The lagoon of the huacachina is a traditional place of rest for the Iqueños, the lagoon appears like an oasis in the middle of the desert, conformed a splendid landscape of dunes palm trees and huarangos. Optional: bugguis and samboarding.
18:25 Hrs. Departure to the city of Nasca.
20:00 hrs. Arrival to the city of Nasca.
Overnight in Nasca, standard room (B)
- Day 5 NAZCA – AREQUIPA: OVERLAP TO NAZCA LINES
Breakfast. 10:00 a.m. Transfer to the airfield.
We will board a plane that will fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines from there we will be able to see the huge line drawings of animals, birds and geometric figures, drawn in the desert, which can only be appreciated from the air.
Lunch (not included).
At the indicated time transfer to the bus station to take our bus to the City of Arequipa.
14:30 P.m. Departure to Arequipa via the southern cross.
22:30 P.m. Arrival in Arequipa.
Overnight in Arequipa, standard room (B)
- Day 6 CUSCO: CITY TOUR – NEARBY RUINS
Breakfast. Between 13:20 and 13:45 pm we will pick you up from you hotel to begin with the visit to the city and nearby ruins: the tour will show us the impressive colonial city built on Inca bases; We will visit the CATHEDRAL, with Renaissance structure and fine paintings of the ”Cusco School”, KORICANCHA, or Temple of the Sun. We continue with the visit to the four ruins near Cusco: SACSAYHUAMAN (great fortress located 5 Km. From the city), QENQO (sacred amphitheater, center of worship to the god Puma, place where human sacrifices were made), PUCAPUCARA (”red fortress” due to the tonality that acquires its rocks with the light of the twilight) and TAMBOMACHAY (Temple to worship the water). Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Cusco, standard room (B)
- Day 7 SACRED VALLEY - FULL DAY
Breakfast. 08:30 hours. Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visit the town of Pisac, picturesque colonial mestizo town, just as on Sundays we celebrate Mass in Quechua, then visit the villages of Ccoya, Lamay, Calca and Urubamba on the way.
Buffet lunch. In the afternoon the guided tour of the village of Ollantaytambo, where the archaeological park of Ollantaytambo is located, a gigantic religious administrative and military agricultural complex in the time of Tahuantinsuyo. Return to Cusco by the town of Chincheros, old agricultural center Inca of beautiful Andean landscape stands out its colonial church.
Overnight in Cusco, standard room (B,L)
- Day 8 MACCHU PICCHU: FULL DAY
Breakfast. At the coordinated hour, transfer to the train station to start our trip to the citadel of Machu Picchu. After 3:15 hrs we will arrive at Puente Ruinas station, where we will take the buses that will take us to the Lost City of the Incas, ”Machu Picchu”, the most famous example of Inca architecture, was discovered in 1911, to hear Hiram Bingham. We will enjoy an excursion guided by the main buildings of the citadel as: El Mirador, Temple of the Three Windows, The Intihuatana, The Main Square, etc. At the end of this tour we will take the bus down to the city of Aguas Calientes where we will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon departure from the train station in Aguas Calientes.
P.m. Departure by train to the city of Cusco
P.m. Arrival to the city of Cusco and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cusco, standard room (B,L)
- Day 9 DEPARTURE
Breakfast. At the right time transfer to the Airport to take your flight to return home. (D)