1 Day : Flight from U.S. to Lima, Peru. Usually you will arrive in Lima around midnight. Your guide Washi will transfer you to the Hotel for overnight in Lima. Dinner on your own (usually you will have eaten on the plane.) Welcome to Peru. http://www.costadelsolperu.com/peru/hotels/lima/
2 DAY: LIMA – ICA – NAZCA
Breakfast and pick up at hotel and drive to the city of Ica to Visit the Regional Museum of Ica, which is one of the best Museums in these part of the area, we will appreciate interesting old artifacts from Many Pre Inca Culture that were developed in Ica Region. Lunch together, finally we will have the opportunity to visit the Oasis of the Huacachina that is located just 4 miles from Ica City, to our next adventures, the Sand buggy on the Amazing desert drive and enjoy the sun set and amazing pictures, like our ancestors eyes will see. Drive for About 2:30 hours to Nazca Town. For another great night at the hotel. www.hotelmajoro.com (B, L)
3 DAY:NAZCA FLIGHT
Breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. Pick up at 10:00 a.m. and then private transportation to the Aeropodromo for Your flight to see all the Nazca Lines.
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert of Peru. They have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The high, arid plateau stretches more than 80 kilometres (50 mi) between the towns of Nazca and Palpa on the Pampas de Jumana. Although some local geoglyphs resemble Paracas motifs, scholars believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks or orcas, llamas, lizards, etc.
The lines are shallow designs made in the ground by removing the ubiquitous reddish pebbles and uncovering the whitish ground beneath. Hundreds are simple lines or geometric shapes; more than seventy are designs of animal, bird, fish or human figures. The largest figures are over 200 metres (660 ft) across. Scholars differ in interpreting the purpose of the designs, but they generally ascribe religious significance to them, as they were major works that required vision, planning and coordination of people to achieve.
After Your Nazca flight you will have a good Lunch. Pick up luggage’s from Hotel to return to Lima for another night at Mirflores. http://www.costadelsolperu.com/peru/hotels/lima/ (B, L)
4 DAY: LIMA TO TRUJILLO. Pick up from hotel after breakfast and walk to the airport for your flight from Lima to Trujillo (specific time depending on flight schedules.) Exchange currency and learn about the activities. You will be welcomed with a good lunch and then take a nice afternoon City Tour of the Plaza de Armas, the Emancipation House and Church San Francisco. Trujillo is famous for its good food. Dinner on your own. (B, L) Trujillo is at approx. 120 ft. www.libertador.com.pe/en/libertador/trujillo/general-information
5 DAY: THE SUN AND MOON HUACAS AND CHAN-CHAN After a good Breakfast. We will pick you up at 9:00 a.m to drive to visit the Sun and Moon Temples. located 8 km south of the city of Trujillo, doing a tour of the Moche huacas where these are, especially MOON HUACA, religious center of the Moche composed 3 and 4 places ceremonial platforms, which have been discovered overlapping six buildings built around 600 years. Also visit the New Museum of Huaca of the Moon. Lunch provided at a good restaurant of the City. After we will TOUR CHAN – CHAN which include the Temple of the Rainbow or Dragon Axe; then in also Chan – Chan an finally the palace. Early afternoon back to the Hotel for diner on you own. (B,L) www.libertador.com.pe/en/libertador/trujillo/general-information
6 DAY: HUACA DE DRAGON AND HUACA EL BRUJO (IN CHICAMA VALLEY) – CHICLAYO. Morning Pick up from the Hotel in Trujillo after breakfast to drive and then visit the ARQUELEOLÓGICO COMPLEX ” El Brujo” and the MUSEUM LADY CAO, which is located in the valley of Chicama, located about 60 kilometers north of Trujillo. Which is being prepared a special exhibition hall for this mummy. This mummy belongs to a ruler of the Mochica culture believed governed the north of present Peru in the fourth century AD. It is believed that the lady had status in the ruling theocratic society Chicama river valley, besides being considered an almost divine character. The luxury of the decorations and costumes that accompany the funerary bundle of women confirmed the status of the ruling. After a good lunch we will drive to the City of CHICLAYO hotel for another amazing evening. (B,L) www.costadelsolperu.com/secciones/chiclayo/index/lang/en
7 DA: ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOURS AND THE ROYAL TOMBS OF SIPAN.
We will start today at 9:00 am to first visit the National Museum of Sipán, which is located at the Province of Ferreñafe. After visit the Túcume Pyramids, museum, lookout mountain stripe and walk through the archaeological zone. Afternoon we will Visit the Royal Tombs of Sipan ( Lambayeque) ,which expose the golden tomb of Sipan, After good lunch visit the HUACA RAJADA or Cracked Huaca , and place of the discovery of the treasure of the tomb of the Lord of Sipan , burial chambers and the Museum site where you can see the replicas of excavations. afternoon back to the Hotel for another good night. (B,L) www.costadelsolperu.com/secciones/chiclayo/index/lang/en
8 DAY: CHICLAYO – LIMA – GUAYAQUIL After good breakfast morning transfer to the Airport for Flight to Lima to connect to GUAYAQUIL, the Capital of finance of Ecuador. In Guayaquil you will be pick up by our team, to be transfer to your beautiful Hotel. Afternoon to relax and get ready for your next Adventure for Galapagos Island. Diner on your own (B, L) http://www.tangara-ecuador.com/
Note: for Ecuador Tours we hire this company: www.neotropicexpeditions.com for example this tour: www.opuntiahotels.com/tour/opuntia-multisport-adventure-7-days
9 DAY : Morning of the day 9th transfer to the Guayaquil airport for a flight to the Galapagos Islands – San Cristobal, flight on your journey is included (B, L, D)
15 DAY: GALAPAGOS – GUAYAQUIL Breakfast at the hotel starting at 5:00 am. Your final morning will include lots of great activities as they describe on the itinerary before being transferred to the airport for your return flight to Guayaquil. Before flight we will provide a delicious lunch. Arrive in the late afternoon and transfer to your comfortable Guayaquil hotel. Farewell Dinner. (B, L) http://www.tangara-ecuador.com/
- While in the islands you will be able to do Snorkel any time you want.
- You will have the opportunity to see as many amazing Animals.
- Best food is available.
- You will have bilingual guide to explain all the diversity of animals.
- You will sleep in beautiful and comfortable places.
16 DAY (? /?/?) GUAYAQUIL –LIMA- HOME
Breakfast at the hotel, and then pick up at hotel at any time arranged for the fly to Lima and then connect home Lunch and Dinner on your own. End of the service by Magical Tours Peru.
Key: (B)reakfast (L)unch (D)inner
*Please note that exact pick up times and tour start times will be reconfirmed daily with your local guides.
HOTELES: Are listed in each day, you can get more information by entering to their Web page; all of them have Wi-Fi in room.
Tour Price Includes:
- Internal flights to and from Galapagos / Lima – Trujillo and Chiclayo to Lima and airport taxes.
- International flight Lima – Guayaquil – Lima and airport taxes.
- Entrance fee to Galapagos National Park ($100 USD p.p. subject to change).
- Galapagos transit card ($10 USD p.p. subject to change).
- Galapagos full tour as described at Itinerary.
- Nazca line flight and entrance fees.
- Private ground transportation the entire trip.
- Beautiful Hotels (double occupancy).
- Entrance fees to all sites.
- All breakfasts and lunches and 5 Farewell diners in the Galapagos part (Vegetarian option available) and 1 in main land Guayaquil.
- Shaman-trained Guide the entire trip.
- Bottled water daily.
- Service for children (Optional)
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International airfares. ( HOME – LIMA – HOME)
- Most Dinners.
- Hotel & restaurant beverages.
- Tips. Bellmen, waiters, guides, cooks, drivers,
WHAT TO TAKE:
- Hiking boots, comfortable walking shoes and good sandals
- Waterproof Jacket and pants
- Clothes for swimming on Galapagos and hot springs.
- Wind proof jacket
- Good Camera and extra battery and memory card
- Good flash light
- 220/ 110V (plug) adaptor (Hotels)
- Insect repellent
- Sun block, sunglasses, hat
- Bottle for water
- Some school supplies to share with the children while visiting communities
PRICE: is according to number of participants and accommodations to be used.
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