Tour of Peru with
From Lake Titicaca, the
highest navigable lake in the world and Urubamba, the sacred valley
of the Incas you will be immersed the fascinating ancient history
and modern Peruvian culture. Visit Machu Picchu, the last stronghold
of the Inca Empire, fly over the mysterious lines of Nazca, meet
with the Peruvian Indian tribes residing on the floating islands of
and experience the culture of the
12 Nights/13 Days
Lost Civilization - Peru and the Incas
Itinerary - Based on minimum 2 passengers traveling together
Day 1 Lima.
Arrive in Lima.
Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2 Lima/Arequipa. Morning city tour including the historical
center of Lima, the Cathedral, San Francisco Convent and the
residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. In the
afternoon transfer to the airport for the flight to Arequipa.
Upon arrival, transfer to selected hotel.
Day 3 Arequipa
Morning guided tour of the city
featuring the Convent of Santa Catalina, a fascinating relic of
colonial times which remained closed to the public for almost 400
years. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Arequipa.
Day 4 Arequipa/Colca
Departure for a full day journey to the Colca Valley.
Several stops will be made for photographing the vicunas in Pampa
Canahuas. Arrival in Chivay. Lunch at a local
restaurant and accommodation at the selected hotel for overnight.
Day 5. Colca/Puno
Early departure to the Cruz del Condor to admire the Canyon at one
of its deepest points and look at the majestic condors in flight.
Transportation from Colca to Puno regular bus service. Evening
arrival in Puno , transfer from the bus station to the hotel. Overnight in Puno.
An unforgettable excursion to Taquile island on Lake
Titicaca inhabited by Quechua-speaking Indians. On the way
back stop at the floating Uros Islands where
complete villages are built on totora reed. This local
community continues to live like the ancestors, the Uros
Indians, descendants of the Incas. Lunch included.
Overnight in Puno.
Day 7 Puno/Cusco
Leave by regular bus service to Cusco.
at Racchi and Andahuaylillas. (entrance to the monument is optional
for small fee). Evening arrival in Cusco and transfer to your
hotel. Lunch included.
Day 8 Cusco.
Morning at leisure. Aftenoon city tour including the nearby ruins, the
Inca fortresses of Sacsayhuaman and Puca Pucara, the amphitheater
of Kenko and the Inca baths of Tambomachay..
Day 9 Cusco/Urubamba Valley/Cusco
Full-day excursion to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Stroll and bargain at the artic rafts market of Pisac. After lunch
at a countryside restaurant, drive to Ollantaytambo to admire the
magnificence of an Inca fortress.
During the Inti Raymi (17Jun tour departure) you will stay in Cusco for the full day to enjoy the colourful feast of the Inti
Raymi at the explanade of Sachayhuaman. Box lunch included.
Day 10 Cusco/Machu Picchu
Early transfer to the station for a 3 hour train ride to
the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, guided
tour of the last cities of the Incas, This citadel, a breathtaking
and inspiring sight was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. Stroll
by the archaeological site. Dinner and overnight in a local hotel at
Day 11 Machu Picchu/Cusco - Morning at leisure. Afternoon
return by train to Cusco and overnight in Cusco.
Day 12 Cusco/Lima
Transfer to the airport for a one- hour- long flight to Lima. Upon
arrival, transfer to selected hotel. Afternoon visit the gold Museum.
Overnight in Lima.
Day 13 Lima
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home
or optional excursions.
Rainforest Tour Extension:
Extension to Puerto Maldonado, the rainforest experience
2 Nights/3 Days
Program for those who take the optional
Excursion to Puerto Maldonado:
1 Puerto Maldonado
arrival in Puerto Maldonado and after a brief city
tour embark in small canoes for a two-hour cruise
to the selected lodge. After lunch first
exploration of the jungle around the lodge. Full
Day 2. Puerto Maldonado
Full journey dedicated to explore the area.
Walking and canoe excursions scheduled to see
animals in their natural habitats: such as
monkeys, giant otters, colorful macaws, hoatzins
among many other species. The local guide will
instruct you about the local herbs medicine. Full
3. Puerto Maldonado/Lima
Return to Puerto Maldonado and immediate transfer
to the airport for the flight to Lima or Cusco.
Extension to the Nasca Lines
2 Nights/3 Days
Departure from Lima on regular bus service
along the Panamaricana Highway to Nasca where you
will arrive after the 8 hour bus ride. Overnight.
Day 2 Nasca /Paracas
Morning flight over the famous Nasca Lines and
designs etched on the Pampa de San Jose and
discovered by the mathematician Maria Reiche in
the early 50s. In the afternoon head off to the
Peninsula of Paracas. Overnight.
Day 14 Paracas/Lima
Morning yacht cruise to Ballestas Islands. On the
return trip the famous "candelabrum" can
be seen at the distance. Departure by regular bus to
12nights Escorted Tour
Accommodations at First Class
or Standard hotels with daily breakfasts
meals as per itinerary
All transfers to and from the
airports or bus terminal
Bus ticket in Royal Class
service and private transportation as indicated
Excursions and visits with
local English speaking guides
Domestic and International air
fares, all airport taxes
Tips, beverages, items of
Hotels for the tour:
Superior First Class / DELUXE HOTELS
- 4*+ / 5*
Casa Andina Private Collection in Lima, Casa Andina
in Arequipa, Colca Lodge in Colca, Casa Andina Private
Collection in PUno Hotel Aranwa in
Cusco , SInkaterra Pueblo (Machu Picchu)
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
Jose Antonio in
Lima, El Cabildo in Arequipa, Casa Andina Classic in
Colca, Jose Antoniio in Puno, Picoaga in Cusco,
Sumaq in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
TOURIST CLASS HOTELS
Casa Andina Classic hotels in Lima, , Colca, Puno and
Cusco; Posada del Monasterio in Arequipa, Hatuchay Towers in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
for the excursions :
Superior first class/deluxe:
Reserva Amazonica in
Puerto Maldonado , Cantayo in Nasca
First Class: Corto Maltes in Puerto Maldonado, Nasca Lines in Nasca
Eco Amazonia Lodge in Perto Maldonado, Majoro in Nasca