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FROM THE SOUTH COAST TO THE ANDES OF PERU

485 Rewies
price from $200 /person

SUMMARY

This trip is a mysterious and fantastic experience throughout the South of Peru and allows us to combine the experience with the visit to the natural reserve of the Ballestas Islands; Nasca and the mysterious lines that, over the years, were drawn by this civilization; Arequipa; Puno and Cusco.

ITINERARIO

Day 1: Arrival to Lima

Upon arrival in the city of Lima, our staff will assist you in the transfer to your hotel; the rest of the day will be free for you to visit the city.
Accommodation in Lima.

Day 2: Lima — Paracas — Islas Ballestas — Huacachina.

At the first light of day, we will have the transfer to the bus station to board our bus to the city of Paracas, where we will visit the Ballestas Islands, populated by countless birds, seals and sea lions. Continuing with our trip, we will arrive at our destination: the oasis of Huacachina, located on the outskirts of the city of Ica. In this place, we can make (optional) the activity of Buggies and sandboarding in the dunes formed by the wind.
Accommodation in Ica.

Day 3: Huacachina — Nazca — Arequipa

This day we will go by bus to the city of Nasca. Upon our arrival, we will visit the tombs of Chauchilla, mummies of the Nasca culture, in an impressive state of conservation due to the special characteristics of the climate of the region. In Nasca, we will overflight the famous lines, which appear as a dense network of zoomorphic and geometric figures (spider monkey, lizard, Hummingbird, murderer dogs, spirals, triangles, parallel, etc.). They are between 15 and 300 meters long. In the afternoon, we will take the bus line to the city of Arequipa; upon arrival, you will have the transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation in Arequipa.

Day 4: Arequipa.

This day’s schedule starts with the visit of the city of Arequipa known as "the white city". The tour begins with a visit to the church of the company of Jesus, the convent of Santa Catalina and the colonial city with colorful houses. Then continues to the outskirts of the city of Arequipa, visiting the viewpoints of Cayma and Yanahuara with a view of the Misti Volcano that guards this city. Return to the hotel.
Accommodation in Arequipa.

Day 5: Arequipa — Chivay

This day, our trip will begin with the journey to the Colca Canyon. We will pass through the slopes of the Chachani Volcano, crossing the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, a village of vicuñas in their natural habitat and some shepherds. In the area, we will see an incredible panorama with huge snow-capped volcanoes like Ampato and Huallca Huallca. Finally, we will arrive at the town of Chivay.
You will have the afternoon on leisure, or optionally with extra cost, you can visit the thermal waters of "La Calera".
Accommodation in Chivay.

Day 6: CHIVAY - CRUZ DEL CONDOR - PUNO

Early in the morning, we will go to the viewpoint of the Cruz Del Condor, where we will observe the flight of the condors, considered one of the largest flying birds in the world. The viewpoint offers a magnificent view of the Colca Canyon. Continuing the trip, we will visit some towns like Coporaque, Yanque, Achoma and Maca. We will return to Chivay where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, we will go by tourist bus to the city of Puno, on the route we will stop at strategic places to observe the impressive geography of this part of the Andes. Upon your arrival, you will have assistance and transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation in Puno.

Day 7: PUNO - UROS – AMANTANI

After breakfast, our trip will begin with the transfer to the port of Lake Titicaca, where we will board the boat to visit the floating islands of the Uros. This is an Aymara town where people build their houses on rafts of totora (plant of the lake); they live from fishing, crafts, hunting and collecting the birds’ eggs of in the area. Continuing the tour, we will arrive to the island of Amantani, where we will have a short walk to the Pachatata area, a place that offers spectacular views of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia and the magnificent sunset over the lake.
Accommodation at the home of a local family

Day 8: AMANTANI –TAQUILE - PUNO.

This day we will enjoy the local breakfast and then continue to the Island of Amantani, a place that offers views of cultivated areas in terraces used and renovated since pre-Inca times. The island population lives in a traditional way, where work is collective, each villager works one day for their family and other days for the community, making this island self-sustainable. In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel in Puno.
Accommodation in Puno.

Day 9: PUNO - CUSCO.

We have to say goodbye to this region of the Altiplano to go to the city of Cusco by bus. On our tour, we will pass through the Collao plateau where we will visit the town of Pucará, famous for its artisanship of the Pucará Bulls. Then we will visit the experimental center of American camelids of La Raya, place surrounded by small volcanoes. We will stop in the city of Sicuani to enjoy the lunch. Continuing the journey, we arrive at the archaeological site of Raqchi, Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacútec in honor of the god Viracocha. The last place to visit on our trip is the town of Andahuaylillas, where we will visit its famous chapel, known as the Sistine from South America. Upon arrival in the city of Cusco, will have assistance and transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation in Cusco.

Day 10: CUSCO - City.

You will have the morning off to rest. In the afternoon, we will start the city tour visiting the Cathedral, the tempo of the Sun or Qoricancha. Continuing later with the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. At night, we will return to the hotel.
Accommodation in Cusco.

Day 11:: CUSCO – PISAQ – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES.

Our tour starts with the trip to the town of Pisac. On the way, we will stop at the viewpoint of Taray, where we can appreciate the beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas; we continue towards the archaeological park of Pisac and the traditional market of the town; then we will start the trip towards Urubamba, where we can have lunch.
After lunch, we will continue the tour to visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, after the visit, we will go to the train station to continue the trip to the town of Aguas Calientes.
Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

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Day 12: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO.

You will have breakfast at the hotel to board the bus that will transport us to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu; the journey on the bus takes about 30 minutes. Upon arrival at the mountain, we will go through the control to enter the citadel and begin the guided tour. After a tour of approximately 2hrs.30 min. You will have free time to explore the place and take pictures. Optionally, you can climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain (This activity has an additional cost and is subject to space availability). In the afternoon, we will return to the Aguas Calientes station to board the train to the Poroy, where we will drive you to the city of Cusco.
Accommodation in Cusco.

Day 13: CHINCHERO-MARAS – MORAY – CUSCO.

This day we will go to the town of Chinchero to visit its archaeological complex and enjoy its beautiful traditional textiles. Following head towards the town of Maras for sitar saw its famous salt mines; then to the archaeological site of Moray, considered a center of agricultural experimentation in which each terrace has a different microclimate. In the afternoon, we will return to our hotel in Cusco.
Accommodation in Cusco.

This day, you will have the morning free so you can learn more about this wonderful city. At the scheduled time, you will have the transfer to the Cusco airport to board the flight to the city of Lima, upon your arrival; we will assist you for the connection with your international flight.
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Day 14: CUSCO – LIMA – International flight

This day, you will have the morning free so you can learn more about this wonderful city. At the scheduled time, you will have the transfer to the Cusco airport to board the flight to the city of Lima, upon your arrival; we will assist you for the connection with your international flight.
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