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Peru

Best of Peru

15 Days / 14 Nights

From

$2665

P/P Double Occupancy

In this two week tour you’ll see all the great highlights that Peru has to offer. Archeological sites north and south of the country, the mythical Nazca lines, the incomparable Lake Titicaca and the most important Inca sanctuary: Machu Picch.

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Map of Peru  -  Holiday Package

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 Colonial 3* Hotel in Lima

Day 02 Lima / Chiclayo / Trujillo (B)

In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport. Upon arrival to Chiclayo, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon you will visit Tucume pyramid complex. Then, visit the Royal Tombs Museum (closed on Mondays), one of the finest in South America. The museum holds a collection of finely crafted gold artefacts and ceramics recovered from the Lord of Sipan Tomb. Then, you will be transferred to the bus station for your bus ride to Trujillo (3,5 hrs approximately). Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Lodging in Trujillo Hotel Conquistadores 3*

Day 03 Trujillo / Lima (B, L)

Today, visit the Sun & Moon Temples. This major archaeological site was built by the Moche culture (100 BC-650 AD), just east of a prominent freestanding hill, the Cerro Blanco (White Mountain). The complex is dominated by two huge adobe brick buildings: the Pyramid of the Sun, or Huaca Del Sol, and the artificial platform called Huaca de la Luna, or Temple of the Moon. Lunch will be served in a small sea side restaurant. Then, continue to Chan Chan, capital of the Kingdom of Chimor, also known as the Chimu Empire. It represents America's largest pre Hispanic mud-brick settlement, and includes walls, labyrinths, plazas, houses and temples. Then, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Lodging in Lima San Agustin Colonial 3* Hotel

Day 04 Lima / Paracas (B)

You will be privately transferred to Paracas (3 hrs approximately). Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Lodging in Paracas Hotel La Hacienda 4*

Day 05 Paracas / Nazca- Ballestas Islands (B)

In the morning enjoy a 2 hour panoramic excursion to Ballestas Islands, where 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. Then, you will be privately transferred to Nazca. Along the way, visit the city of Ica and Huacachina oasis with its amazing surrounding sand dunes. Upon arrival to Nazca you will be transferred to the hotel. Lodging in Nazca Hotel Majoro 3*

Day 06 Nazca Lines / Arequipa (B)

In the morning, fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines (30 minutes). 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. Then you will be transferred to Arequipa. 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. While here, enjoy the city's many famous plazas, squares, parks, and historic structures and monuments. Lodging in Arequipa Hotel Casa Andina 3*

Day 07 Arequipa City tour (B)

After arrival, you will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour to the White City, passing by the Main Square, Cathedral, San Francisco Square and Church, Colonial District of Yanahuara, neighborhood of San Lazaro and Santa Catalina Convent. You will spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Lodging in Arequipa Hotel Casa Andina 3*

Day 08 Arequipa / Puno (B)

You will be transferred to the bus station for your regular bus to Puno. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to the hotel. Puno is known for its strong culture, such as their handicrafts and dancing and has thus been referred to as Peru's folkloric capital. Here you can enjoy the atmosphere and culture and take in the impressive sights that Puno has to offer. Lodging in Puno HOtel La Hacienda 3*

Day 09 Puno Full Day Uros Islands (B, L)

Today you'll enjoy an excursion to the Uros floating 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. Lodging in Puno HOtel La Hacienda 3*

Day 10 Puno / Cusco (B, L)

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 and Raqchi Archaeological Park. Upon arrival to Cusco you'll be transferred to the hotel. Lodging in Cusco San Agustin International 3*

Day 11 Cusco City Tour (B)

Today 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. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Lodging in Cusco San Agustin International 3*

Day 12 Sacred Valley Full day (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. Ollantaytambo was the site of the only successful Incan battle against the Spanish. Lodging in Cusco San Agustin International 3*

Day 13 Machu Picchu (B, L)

Transfer from the hotel to the Train Station. A once in a lifetime experience awaits you, on one of the most scenic and interesting train journeys in the world! The picturesque journey along the Urubamba River takes you to the legendary 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. Upon arrival to the lost city, enjoy a guided tour to the ruins. Lunch is included in a local restaurant. Then, return to Cusco by train. Lodging in Cusco San Agustin International 3*

Day 14 Cusco /Lima (B)

You'll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to the hotel. Lodging in Lima

Day 15 Departure (B)

Visit the Colonial & Modern city of Lima. You'll be transferred to the airport in time for your international departure.

Prices Include
  • Transfers and excursions indicated in the program with local English speaking guide
  • Daily breakfast and meals indicated in the program
  • Accommodations at the above mentioned 3 * hotels or similar
  • Vista dome train to Machu Picchu (RT)
  • Regular bus ticket Puno/Cusco
  • Regular bus ticket Arequipa/Puno (without guide)
  • BTG (Cusco Tax)
Prices Do Not Include
  • Air tickets (domestic or international)
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips to porters at airports and at hotels, to neither drivers nor guides
  • Extras
Notes
  • Rates are per person - double occupancy
  • Rates subject to change depending to specific dates
  • It is possible to upgrade hotels. Please ask for prices!