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Peru Andean Route Complete Tour

Peru Andean Route Complete Tour

USD2419 per person

“The most intensive way to know the Andean way of life!!!”

 

Included:
• Accommodation as specified
• Return transfer to and from Airport
• Meals as mentioned in the program
• Train ticket in “Vistadome Class” to Machu Picchu
• Entrance fees to listed sightseeing in the itinerary
• Bilingual guide

 

Not Included:
• Drinks and food not mentioned in the program
• Phone calls, laundry service, personal insurance
• Visas, tips and extras

15 nights
1

AIRPORT PICK UP

On arrival at Lima you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Lima. FREE NIGHT.
2

LIMA CITY TOUR

After breakfast, you will discover the history and traditions hidden in every corner of the capital of Peru. Your tour starts visiting the market of Surquillo where you can try some exotic fruits and vegetables grown in the country. Continuing the tour, you will see the downtown, stopping at El Cordano bar, a Lima institution since 1905. This old-world dining hall with swinging, “saloon-style” doors and it has received practically every Peruvian president for the last 100 years as a customer. From here, you will visit The Archbishop’s Palace; it was the residence of the Archbishop and the administrative headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lima. The current building is considered a prime example of neo-colonial architectural that developed in Lima. Then, you will pass through The Jiron de la Union, a pedestrian street that for many years was one of the most important boulevards of the city. Afterwards, you will visit the Piscosour at El Bolivar Hotel that was declared an Historical monument on 1972. Finally, you will visit the modern part of Lima, passing through Huaca Huallamarca and ending in Miraflores with a pleasant 10-minute walk in the Malecon with a nice ocean view. Afterwards, you will visit the Traditional Tabern to enjoy a drink made of Pisco. Return to Hotel. Overnight in Lima. Free night. Meals: Breakfast
3

PARACAS BAY TOUR

After breakfast you will depart to Paracas Bay. You will go to the airport of Pisco to fly over the Nazca located in the Nazca Desert. Some locals believe the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca culture between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. Some lines stylize hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards, others are simple lines or geometric shapes. The largest figures are over 200 m across. Scholars differ in interpreting the purpose of the designs but, in general, they ascribe religious significance to them. Free afternoon to explore Paracas. Overnight in Paracas. Free night. Meals: Breakfast
4

BALLESTAS ISLANDS TOUR

After breakfast you will enjoy the life in Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas Islands are a group of small islands near the town of Paracas. These islands are an important sanctuary for marine fauna like the guanay guano bird, the blue-footed booby and the tendril. There, you will be able to observe a beautiful geography and marine life such as sea lions, pelicans, Humboldt penguins and more. Afterwards, you will see the “Chandelier” a giant figure marked in the sand in the style of the Nazca lines. Return to your hotel. You will return to Lima. Overnight in Lima. Free night. Meals: Breakfast
5

AREQUIPA CITY TOUR

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport. On arrival in Arequipa, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. City Tour in Arequipa: In the afternoon, you will visit Arequipa. The city was founded on August 15, 1540, by Garcí Manuel de Carbajal as “Villa Hermosa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción”. During the Colonial period, Arequipa became highly important for its economic prosperity and for its loyalty to the Spanish Crown. The historic center of Arequipa has a natural scenery and cultural sites making the city a major tourist destination. You’ll start your tour at Carmen Alto viewpoint where is possible to have the best view of the city. After, you will see The Santa Catalina Monastery. It is a monastery of nuns of the Dominican Second Order. It was built in 1579 and was enlarged in the 17th century. There are approximately 20 nuns currently living in the northern corner of the complex; the rest of the monastery is open to the public. After, you will pass by the main square to see The Basilica Cathedral Arequipa. It is the most important neoclassical ediicio Peru, product reconstruction started in 1844 and finished three years later and led by architect Lucas Poblete. Later, you will see the Church of the Company. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Arequipa. Free night Meals: Breakfast
6

COLCA VALLEY TOUR

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Colca Valley. You will cross the vicuñas reservation of Pampa Cañahuas. It is located at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, behind the Chachani peak. It is about 4,000 meters and represents one of the best habitats for the protection of vicuñas. You will be served Lunch on our way to the hotel. Free afternoon to rest and explore Colca Valley. Overnight in Colca Valley. Free Night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7

COLCA CANYON TOUR

After breakfast, you will visit Colca Canyon. With a depth of 3,270 m it is one of the deepest in the world, and more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States. The Colca Valley is a colorful Andean valley with pre-Inca roots, and towns founded in Spanish colonial times. It is still inhabited by people of the Collagua and the Cabana cultures. The local people maintain their ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces. You will see Condor cross viewpoint to see the flight of the condors and to appreciate the canyons depth. Afterwards, you will visit Yanque district. It is a small town where people are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. You will stop for lunch. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Puno. Overnight in Puno. Free Night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
8

LAKE TITICACA TOUR

In the morning, you’ll take a short boat ride to visit the Uros Islands, the famous floating reed islands of Lake Titacaca. A unique feature of this part of the lake is the traditional settlement of Uros people on floating islands made entirely of reeds-the same material they use to build their canoes. The islanders also use totora reeds to make boats, and even as food. Although fishing is still an important activity, nowadays the inhabitants earn their living mainly through selling handicrafts to tourists. After Uros, you will continue the journey to the Peninsula in Capachica Llachon community. Then, you can appreciate the landscape of the area and the inhabitants, with their typical costumes and rustic houses. A family will welcome us into their house and you will have the opportunity to enjoy their culture, textiles and everyday activities. Your Lunch will be prepared by the host family. Return to Puno. Overnight in Puno. Free Night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
9

BUS TRAVELLING COLCA - CUSCO

After breakfast, you will be transferred by bus to Cusco. On the way you’ll stop to visit Pucara Museum. Pucara was occupied by Qaluyo cultures, Pucara, Tiwanaku and kingdoms Qolla altiplano many years ago. Today, there is museum with sculptures found in Pucara dated between the years 100 BC and D.C. 300. After, you will sotp at La Raya. La Raya Montain extends in a northeasterly direction approximately about 10 km. It is a natural border between Puno and Cuzco. Continuing your tour, you will know the Racchi Temple of The Wiracocha God. It is an enormous rectangular two-story roofed structure that measures 92 metres by 25.5 metres. The Temple is the only Inca building that people can walk through. According to Inca mythology, Wiracocha came to the region called Kacha but the local people there did not recognize him and tried to attack him. So, he made fire fall from the sky and burn the hills around the people. The Kacha went to Wiracocha pleading forgiveness and he put the fires out and explained to them who he was. Afterwards, you will stop at Andahuaylillas. It was created on January 2, 1857 There you will see the baroque church dedicated to Saint Peter the Apostle. The church is known as “the Sistine Chapel of America” because of the magnificent frescoes that adorn its walls. Then you will check into your hotel. Overnight in Cusco. Free Night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
10

CUZCO CITY TOUR

In the Morning, you will climb up the Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman. Your excursion starts with visiting the fortress with the same name, a beautiful place that radiates peace and quiet, where we will be able to admire the huge rocks measuring up to 4 meters high that were used in its construction. Afterwards, you will head for Q’enqo, an ancient temple of the Puma, where you will be able to view an altar for sacrifices in the inner part of a huge rock, and then Tambomachay, sacred fountains of life and health. Continuing your tour, you will see a panoramic view from Puca Pucara, ata watchtower with a controlled entrance to the city. Then, you will visit the Temple of the Sun “The Korikancha”, on top of which the Saint Dominique Convent. A legend tells that this temple was entirely lined in gold sheets that marveled the Conquistadors upon their arrival. In the end of your tour, you will visit the Main Square and the Cathedral that has invaluable colonial paintings and other works of art such as the Cross that arrived with the first conquistadors. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Cuzco. Free Night. Meals: Breakfast
11

SACRED VALLEY TOUR

After the breakfast, your tour will visit The Sacred Valley of the Incas. The first stop is at Awanacancha, a small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas. Also, learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques. Later, you will explore the Pisac Market and be able to buy handcrafts, taste something traditional food and stop by the wooden ovens. Stop to lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, then your tour continues to Ollantaytambo, a small colorfull town and inhabited since Inca times. There, you will visit the main temple used as a fortress during the Inca resistance. Breathtaking views will be seen. Overnight in the Sacred Valley. Free Night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
12

ANDEAN COMMUNITY TOUR

After breakfast, you will visit an Andean Community, in the Sacred Valley. There, you will discover their culture, social organization system, ancestral practices of organic agricultural production and the shepherding of alpacas and llamas. You will be received by farming families of the community, with whom you will have a chance to talk, share their home and enjoy the typical local gastronomy. You will learn their communal organizational system, participate in traditional farming activities and visit the women weavers. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Sacred Valley. Free Night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
13

MACHU PICCHU TOUR

After breakfast, you will be guided to the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will do take the road to Machu Picchu with a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish you with terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. You will be able to feel the Energy around this magical place. You will follow up the steps carved into the rock of the mountain and get in Intihuatana (“the highest point of the Sun”), which served as a solar calendar that regulated planting and harvesting, and are tangible and concrete expressions of the deep knowledge and technological advancement of the empire. Afterwards, you will stop for lunch at a restaurant in the area. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Machu Picchu. Free Night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
14

FREE DAY

After breakfast, you will have a free morning to explore Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Cuzco by train. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco. Free night. Meals: Breakfast
15

LIMA

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport. On Arrival in Lima, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. You will have free afternoon to explore Lima. Overnight in Lima. Meals: Breakfast
16

GOING BACK HOME

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Airport. Meals: Breakfast End of our service.

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