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Peru

Entirely Peru

12 Days / 11 Nights

From

$1815

P/P Double Occupancy

During these 12 days you’ll experience some of the best places to see in Peru such as Nazca, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, “The White City” and timeless Cusco, gateway to Machu Picchu. This trip is the perfect blend of culture and history.

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Map of Peru  -  Multi-Day Trip

Day 01 Arrival to Lima

Upon arrival to Lima, you will be transferred to the hotel. Resting on the Peruvian coastline, Lima is the country’s largest city with nearly ten million people. Declared a World Heritage Site, downtown Lima is filled with many historic, colonial buildings, such as the famous Cathedral of Lima and the Presidential Palace. Visitors will fall in love with the diverse cuisine served in the city’s countless restaurants, including the ever popular exquisite local seafood! Lodging at the San Agustin Hotel in Lima

Day 02 Lima / Paracas (B)

You will be transferred to the bus station for your regular transfer to Paracas (departures at 7:30 an 13:30). After a three hour bus ride (261 km), arrive to your Paracas hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Lodging at the Hotel Paracas in Paracas

Day 03 Paracas / Nazca (B)

In the morning, you'll depart by motorboat from the pier of Hotel Paracas. Upon arrival to Ballesta islands, you'll be able to observe sea lions and seabirds like the Guanay Cormorants and Peruvian Pelicans. If you are lucky, you might even see one of the famous Humboldt penguins In the afternoon you’ll be transferred to Nazca. After a 3 hour regular bus ride, you’ll arrive to your Nazca hotel. Lodging at the Casa Andina Hotel in Nazca

Day 04 Nazca / Arequipa (B)

Spend the morning at leisure. You have the option to take a flight tour over the Nazca lines (not included). The Nazca Lines refer to figures created centuries ago in the Nazca Desert. These figures, varying from simple lines to detailed monkeys and lizards can only be viewed from the sky, which means their creators could never actually see their work. In the afternoon (around 15:00) depart by regular bus towards Arequipa, the “White City”. The trip lasts about 9 hours. Resting at the foot of the El Misti Volcano in the highlands of southern Peru, Arequipa is one of the country’s most important cities. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arequipa’s historic downtown is home to many white buildings made with a pearly volcanic rock. Come enjoy the city’s many famous plazas, squares, parks, and historic structures and monuments. Lodging at the Posada del Monasterio in Arequipa

Day 05 Arequipa (B)

In the morning, you will start the City Tour of Arequipa, passing by the Main Square, Cathedral, San Francisco Square and Church, the Colonial District of Yanahuara with its observation point and the neighborhood of San Lázaro. You’ll also see a colonial mansion known as “La Casa del Moral”. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Lodging at the Posada del Monasterio in Arequipa

Day 06 Arequipa / Puno (B)

You’ll be transferred to the bus station for your 5 hour regular bus transfer to Puno (departures at 9:00 am and 11:00 am). Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Puno. Lodging at the Casa Andina Hotel in Puno

Day 07 Puno (B)

On the way to Taquile visit one of the 40 Uros Islands. These islands are located within the Titicaca National Reserve, where the Uros continue to live like their ancestors used to. They still preserve their customs and system of communal life. After a 2 hour boat ride, you’ll arrive to visit to Taquile Island. This island is renowned for its wonderful landscape and for its great cultural interest. Its inhabitant’s main occupation is agriculture. They have developed an original form of communal tourism, in which visitors share their homes, foods, customs and traditions. Spend the afternoon at leisure Lodging at the Casa Andina Hotel in Puno

Day 08 Puno / Cusco (B)

Transfer to the bus station for your bus ride to Cusco (the trips takes about 10 hours). You’ll make several stops along the way (entrance fees not included) in places such as Andahuaylillas with its colonial church; Raqchi Archaeological Park; La Raya, where you’ll see typical highland flora and fauna; and Pukara Archaeological Site. Upon arrival to Cusco you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Lodging at the San Agustin Internacional in Cusco

Day 09 Cusco (B)

Spend the morning at leisure. In the afternoon enjoy a guided sightseeing tour to the Imperial City of Cusco. Some of the landmarks you’ll see are: the main square, which was scene for many key events in Cusco’s history; the Cathedral, built between 1560 and 1664 out of large slabs of red granite; the Santo Domingo Convent, built on the Koricancha, an important temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun. Afterwards, visit the nearby ruins: Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture; Kenko, a ritual site with underground galleries and a semicircular amphitheater; Puka Pukara, the red fortress and finally Tambomachay, the Inca Baths. Lodging at the San Agustin Internacional in Cusco

Day 10 Machu Picchu (B, L)

Early morning escorted transfer to the train station, where you will board the train headed to Aguas Calientes station (4 hour train ride). Then, transfer by bus to the ruins. Afterwards, enjoy a guided excursion to the Lost City of the Incas: Machu Picchu. This is the most famous and impressive Incan site. Divided into three districts; this site was intricately built using impressive, ancient techniques. In the afternoon return to Aguas Calientes Town, where lunch will be served. Then, take the train back to Cusco. Lodging at the San Agustin Internacional in Cusco

Day 11 Sacred Valley (B, L)

Early in the morning, enjoy an excursion to the Pisac artisan market (Tue, Thu and Sun), where you can buy colorful handicrafts and will have the opportunity to attend a Quechua Mass (Only Sundays). Afterwards, a typical buffet lunch will be served, followed by a tour to the Ollantaytambo Fortress. Lodging at the San Agustin Internacional in Cusco

Day 12 Cusco/Lima (B)

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima (not included). Upon arrival enjoy a sightseeing tour of Lima. This tour includes various points of interest such as the Historic Center, San Martin Square and the Main Square. You’ll also visit the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral, the Senate Building and Torre Tagle Colonial Palace. You’ll be enchanted by the old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies! Then you will see also the district of San Isidro, Miraflores Parque Central (Main Park) and Parque del Amor (Love Park). Then you’ll be transferred to the airport for your international flight.

Prices Include
  • Transfers and excursions indicated in the program (shared/group)
  • Daily breakfast and meals indicated in the program
  • Regular bus ticket Puno / Cusco
  • Train ticket Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco (vista dome class – Orient Express)
  • Cusco Tourist Tax (BTC)
  • Accommodations at the above mentioned hotels or similar
Prices Do Not Include
  • Air tickets
  • Airport taxes (Lima $6.05; Cusco $4.30; International: Lima $30.25)
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines (optional tour)
  • Tips to porters at airports and at hotels, to neither drivers nor guides
  • Extras
Notes
  • Rates are per person - double occupancy
  • Rates are per person in double occupancy in USD and are subject to change depending to specific dates.