DAY 1: FLIGHT FROM U.S. TO LIMA, PERU. Usually you will arrive in Lima around midnight. Your guide 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. www.hostalelpatio.net
DAY 2 :LIMA – PARACAS Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at the hotel with the private transportation 3 hour Aprox. In to an amazing Place call Paracas (known as a Peruvian Galapagos Island). Evening walk in town. Expend the night at amazing hotel at the ocean from. Amazing choices for lunch and dinner on your own.
Note: For your convenience, we provide water daily. www.aranwahotels.com/paracas-the-hotel.php (B)
Note: Paracas is at sea level is why we begin here to ease your acclimation to the altitude. For your convenience, we provide water every day. (B, L)
DAY 3: PARACAS – NAZCA Breakfast starting at 5:00 a.m. Pick up at 8:00 a.m. for boat transportation 25 minutes Aprox. To the Peruvian Galapagos Islands, were we will see Gumball Penguins, Birds, turtles and more animals. We will explore these place for about 2:00 hours and take many beautiful photos. In the way back from the islands we will see the candelabro, carve on the sand mountain by the ancient cultures that have live in these region. Back to town for a nice early lunch and Pickup our luggage’s to drive for About 2:30 hours to Nazca Town. For another great night at the hotel. www.hotelmajoro.com (B, L)
DAY 4: NAZCA – ICA – LIMA Breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. Pick up 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 Lunch together drive 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 back to Lima. For another great night at the hotel. www.hostalelpatio.net
DAY 5:LIMA TO TRUJILLO. After a good relax 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
DAY 6: 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
DAY 7 :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
DAY 8: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
DAY 9: CHICLAYO – LIMA – CUSCO After good breakfast morning transfer to the Airport for Flight to Lima to connect to CUSCO. Fly to the Inca capital city of Cusco. Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel in Sacred Valley. Exchange currency and learn about the day’s activities. Delicious lunch provided. Rest at the hotel. Welcoming ceremony in the afternoon at the hotel with Guide. Dinner on your own.
Note: Sacred Valley is lower than Cusco which is why we begin here to ease your acclimation to the altitude. For your convenience, we provide water and energy bars for all days. (B,L) www.pakaritampu.com
DAY 10: SACRED VALLEY – MORAY AND SALT MINES After breakfast we begin our day boarding a private bus and drive for 45 minutes to stop and visit the circular terraces of Moray – the Navel of the Earth. At this sacred site we will feel the connection with the three worlds represented by the Condor, Puma and Snake sacred animals. See how our ancestors built an amphitheater-like structure to study different microclimates. We will also visit an amazing salt flats operation en route to Ollantaytambo, and for those who want to stretch their legs and get a little exercise, there is an opportunity to hike down into the valley for a while and meet up with the bus further down the road. Buffet Lunch at Tunupa Restaurant at the Sacred Valley. Then, spend the remainder of the day at leisure in this picturesque and magical setting Hotel. Dinner on your own. (B, L) www.pakaritampu.com
DAY 11: OLLANTAYTAMBO ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE Breakfast starting at 6:00 a.m. Pickup at your hotel at 9:00.a.m. and walk to the archeological site in Ollantaytambo. Visit the site for approximately 3 hrs. See many temples of pink granite stone and the famous Princess’ Bath. Lunch together at a restaurant in Ollantaytambo. We have some options for this afternoon, hike the Pinkulluna Mountain noted for the storage houses there or expend the Afternoon getting ready for MachuPicchu the next day. dinner on your own. (B, L) www.pakaritampu.com
DAY 12: SACRED VALLEY – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHU PICCHU Begin today with walk to the train station at Ollantaytambo. The train travels along the scenic the Urubamba River before gaining elevation and mountain views and passing through a magnificent cloud forest before reaching the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch and making connections for the last leg of the trip by bus. Spend the entire day exploring the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.), returning in the late afternoon to nearby Aguas Calientes for a soak in the hot springs before a delicious dinner of regional cuisine. Spend a restful night at Hatuchay Tower Hotel. (B,L) www.casa-andina.com/casa-andina-classic-machu-picchu
DAY 13: MACHU PICCHU – CHINCHEROS TEXTILE MARKET – CUSCO The morning is dedicated to exploring extraordinary Machu Picchu for about 4 hours. You have various opportunities for your own exploration, including a climb to the sacred Gate of the Sun. For those looking for the picture perfect view of the ruins, getting up early is essential as sunrise is not to be missed! The afternoon train takes you back to Ollantaytambo, where you will meet your private driver and travel to the Chincheros Market. This traditional weaving community is known for is impressive textile works and artisan products. Here the local artisans will give you an introduction to their handy work including their processes for shearing, dyeing, spooling, and weaving from alpaca. Take advantage of last minute shopping before you are transferred to your Hotel www.aranwahotels.com (B, L)
DAY 14: CUSCO CITY TOUR Morning free to relax pick up at the Hotel around 1:00 p.m. First we will see the 12 square stone at Inca Roca Palace in Cusco. We will also visit the Temple of the Sun. Lunch on the main square at a good Peruvian Japanese restaurant. Afternoon visit to Sacsayhuaman Temple, Tambomachay and Qenqo, famous sites around Cusco. Return to hotel by 6:00 p.m. to get ready for our next adventure. www.aranwahotels.com (B, L)
Note: this day we will visit the path of the heart Restaurant for small service and share hot chocolatada to the children of the community.
DAY 15: CUSCO TO LAKE TITICACA Breakfast beginning at 6:00 am. Pickup from the hotel at 7:30 am. On the way we visit the site of Racchi also known as the Temple of Wiracocha, the spiritual God of the Incas. Picnic lunch at the site. Stop at various attractions on the way. Dinner on your own in Puno Lake Titicaca is at 12,500 ft. Accomodation at: www.qelqatani.com (B, L)
DAY 16: FLOATING ISLANDS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Titicaca after breakfast, 7:30 a.m. pick up at the hotel for a boat ride to the floating islands. There are 70 islands where the locals still wear the beautiful costumes of their ancestors’ heritage. You will ride on a reed boat like the ancient people used, seeing a diversity of colorful birds. Your boat will take you to the amazing Island Takile. This is a great location to see the Bolivian side of the lake and their part of the Andean snowcapped mountains. Surface elevation of the lake is 12,507 ft. Climb to an ancient temple (2 miles round trip, 650 ft elevation change); have a lunch of local trout on the island of Takile, which is famous for its food and weavings. Back by boat to Puno hotel Dinner on your own. www.qelqatani.com (B, L)
DAY 17: PUNO TO AREQUIPA Breakfast starting at 6:00 a.m. We will pick you up at 9:00 a.m. from the Hotel for your private transportation to Chivay town, Arequipa passing stop points to see the Sacred Andes in these part of Peru, where the Incas burry their gifs to mother earth (Pachamama), also we will see the petroglyphs of the Colca Canyon. Colorful customs and beautiful native people, well the mountain that we are going to see is the Ampato, very sacred mountain and the native people used to come from different places, from the Inca nation to pay, here is where they have found the Juanita Moomy. Check in Our Nice hotel looking over the Colca canyon and hot springs to relax. Diner show on your own. www.aranwahotels.com/colca.php (B,L)
DAY 18: COLCA CANYON – CONDOR CROSS – LIMA. Breakfast starting at 5: 00 a.m. pick up at 6:00 a.m. to drive to the Condor cross, where we will enjoy seeing very closet majestic bird from the Andes flying few feet from us. We have here the Opportunity to take Good Photos of the second deepest canyon of the world and the native communities. We will be back in Chivay town for a Buffett Lunch with amazing choices from Vegetarian to meet eaters. Afternoon you will be transfer to Arequipa city for a evening flight to Lima and Hotel. Accommodation at: www.costadelsolperu.com/peru/hotels/lima
Day 19: LIMA TOUR Breakfast starting at 6:00 am. This exciting tour begins at your hotel at 12:00 a.m. join the driver for a visit of the historical center of Lima and discover the architectural beauty of its colonial and republican buildings, monuments and then drive to the Plaza de Armas where you will see the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the City Hall, and the nearby the Presidential palace, known as Pizarro Palace. Also visit the Peruvian Gastronomy Museum http://www.limaeasy.com/culture-guide/museums-lima/museum-of-the-peruvian-gastronomy and luch on your own at the main square with good food available. In the afternoon, visit the Larco Museum http://www.museolarco.org/ . This is on of the most important museums in South America, where you will discover the most extraordinary treasures from ancient Peru. This night dinner on your own at the amazing ocean front restaurant La Rosa Nautica www.larosanautica.com, after dinner, the driver will take you to the airport for your flight home. (B) 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.
- Flights from Lima – Cusco. Lima – Trujillo – Chiclayo Lima – Arequipa – Lima.
- Private ground transportation for all trips in Cusco and to Lake Titicaca / Puno to Colca Canyon / Colca Canyon to Arequipa, Nazca, Paracas, Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo and Lima.
- Hotels for all nights.
- All breakfasts and lunches
- Shaman-trained Guide and expenses.
- Boat in Lake Titicaca and Paracas
- Entrance fees to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Nazca, Paracas, Trujillo and Chiclayo
- Train fares (VISTADOME)
- Airplane for Nazca Lines.
- Entrance fees to Nazca Lines
- Bottle drinking water every day
- Bread and Hot Chocolate to share with the children.
- International airfares.
- Most Dinners.
- Extra beverages.
- Tips. (bellmen, waiters, guides, cooks, drivers)
What to bring:
- Comfortable walking shoes and shoes you can hike in.
- Waterproof Jacket and pants
- Wind proof jacket, mostly clothes for mild weather 60-70 degrees F. Warm jacket, hat and gloves for high altitude evenings.
- Good camera and extra battery and memory card
- Good flash light
- 220/ 110V ( plug) adaptor
- Insect repellent (you can buy it there if needed)
- Sun block, sunglasses, hat
- Some school supplies to share with the children while visiting communities. (Pencils, Pens, notebooks etc.)
PRICE: is according to number of participants and accommodations to be used.
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