Discover the beauty and fascination of history and wild nature in Peru, with this 21 days tour across one of the most mysterious and charming countries in South America. Highlights of the itinerary include:
Today you'll arrive in Lima. Reception and transport to the hotel. Overnight in the city.
On this day you'll depart in an itinerary bus with special frequency and head towards Huaraz city. Once there, you'll be received and transferred to your hotel.
You'll enjoy a full day tour visiting the Callejón de Huaylas, valley between Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra and the meander of Santa river. We will ascend towards the Llanganuco Lakes, located at the lower slopes of the Huascarán and Huandoy snowcapped mountains, in the Huascarán National Park.
Today this tour will enable us to visit the Callejón de Conchucos, rear side of the Cordillera Blanca, where we will find the “Castillo de Chavin”. This castle was an important worship site of the pre-Incas culture that bears its same name. This culture was the matrix of the Peruvian civilization.
Today is at leisure, with the possibility to make an excursion to the Pastoruri mountain, a glacial of easy access. Night transport to the station to catch the regular bus to Trujillo.
You'll arrive in Trujillo in the early in the morning and you'll be transferred to your hotel. You'll enjoy a short rest before starting your trip to Chan – Chan, an importan archaelogical site, and to the Huacas del Sol y de la Luna. The Huaca del Sol belongs to the Chimu culture and the Huaca de la Luna, to the Moche Culture. You will finish your trip in Huanchaco beach watching the typical “Caballitos de Totora.”
Transport from the hotel to the airport or bus station. Departure to Lima. Upon arrival transport to the hotel. Overnight in the capital city.
You'll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Arequipa city. The morning is free, while in the afternoon you'll visit the city and its main attractions, such as Santa Catalina Convent, Iglesia de la Compañía and the Museo de Altares Andinos. Overnight in the city.
You'll depart to Chivay, crossing the volcanoes Misti and Chachani, Salinas National Reserve and Aguada Blanca,in which lamas, alpacas and the shy vicuna can be seen. You'll arrive in Chivay and you'll be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the time is free.
You''ll depart to the viewpoint of “La Cruz del Cóndor”, going through Colca Valley and crossing the typical towns of Yanque and Maca.You'll then return to Arequipa where you'll spend the night.
Today you'll be transferred to the airport and catch your flight to Cuzco city. Transport to the hotel and leisure time. In the afternoon you'll visit the city and the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.
Coinciding with the market days (Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday), you'll enjoy a full-day excursion, visit to the town of Pisac and its popular fair. You'll then continue to Ollantaytambo, passing through different towns of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where Urubamba and Calca stand out among others. You'll also visit Ollantaytambo fortress and return to Cuzco in the late afternoon where you'll spend the night.
You'll be transferred to the train station where you'll catch your train to Aguas Calientes. You'll then take the bus to the Machu Picchu fortress and enjoy a guided visit to the “Lost City of the Incas”. In the afternoon you'll continue to Aguas Calientes. Overnight in this colorful town.
Free day. We recommend visiting the fortress again, enjoying the first rays of sun illuminating the fortress (it is possible to make so from Inti Puno or Puerta del Sol). If you wish, you'll have enough time to climb the Huayna Picchu or “Young Mountain”. In the afternoon you'll return to Cuzco by train. Overnight.
Day at leisure for personal activities and getting lost in the narrow and colorful paved streets of the city, visiting museums, old palaces, churches and old Inca palaces. Overnight in Cuzco.
You'll be transferred to the bus station and set off towards Puno, going through colorful towns. You'll see “La Raya” (peak: 4,300 m.) and the nearby plateau where you'll see llamas and alpacas. Overnight in Puno. (Note: It is possible to make this journey by train -Mon,Wed, Fri or Sat).
You'll be pick up from the hotel and transported to the port of Puno. You'll then visit the astonishing floating islands of the Uros and continue to Taquile island, community that has preserved its ancestral customs until today, and place from which a spectacular sight of the Lake Titicaca can be appreciated. Afternoon return to Puno. Overnight.
You'll reach Sillustani where you will visit the “chullpas” or pre-inca “funerary towers” with a spectacular sight of the Umayo lake. You'll then continue to the airport of Juliaca. Return flight to Lima. Reception and transport to the selected hotel. Overnight.
Transfer to the station. You'll catch the regular bus to Ica. Reception and transfer to Nazca. You'll fly over the enigmatic Nazca Lines, and return in the afternoon to Ica where you'll visit the Regional Museum and to the Oasis of Huacachina. Overnight.
Transfer to the port of Chaco in Paracas. Today you'll go sailing in the Ballestas Islands. You'll then be transferred to to the bus station and return to Lima where you'll spend the night.
You'll visit the modern and colonial Lima: Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral, the San Francisco Convent and the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Also, you'll visit the Gold Museum, which keeps a private collection of pre.-Spanish pieces. Transport to the airport. Return flight.