Lima - Nazca - Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Puno - Lake Titicaca - Cusco - Machu Picchu - Lima 17d/16n
Peru tours Day 1
Arrive in Lima , reception and transfer to hotel, information on city and tours. Hotel accommodations
Peru tours Day 2
Breakfast. Lima City Tour. Tour the most important and characteristic colonial areas of the city including the Plaza de Armas, capitol buildings, cathedral, archbishops palace, Desamparados train station and old streets with classical mansions with Moorish style balconies, San Francisco church with its majestic convent and catacombs. Leaving central Lima visit the neighborhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores and Love Park , demonstrating the contrast between old and modern Lima
Peru tours Day 3
Breakfast . Transfer to the bus station for travel to Nazca. Tranfer to hotel in Nazca. In the afternoon, tour the archaeological sites of Nazca – Chauchilla cemetery, Katalloc Geogliphs, and the underground aqueducts that demonstarate the hydrolic engineering of this culture.
Peru tours Day 4
Breakfast. In the morning, fly over the Nazca Lines. These lines, whose purpose is unknown, include geometric lines and figures sucn a the hummingbird and monkey. Extremely large and created by removing the stones and topsoil to leave lighter colored soil below, they are best seen from the air.
Bus transportation to Arequipa (10 hours).
Peru tours Day 5
Reception and transfer to hotel. Afternoon tour of Arequipa , visiting thes of this World Heritage Site. Plaza de Armas, cathedral, Jesuit church and convent, San Francisco complex, colonial buildings, colonial area of Yanahuara and the Santa Catalina Convent.
Peru tours Day 6
Two day excursion to Colca Canyon , leaving at 8 am . Passing the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca y Salinas, seeing vicuñas, llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat. Arrive in the town of Chivay , capitol of the province. Lunch. In the afternoon visit the medicinal thermal baths of La Calera. Visit the Ethnological Museum. Night in Chivay.
Peru tours Day 7
In the morning we continue down the Colca Canyon to the Mirador de la Cruz, where we have the opportunity to see condors. Returning toward Arequipa we visit the villages of Collahuas and Cabanas, see agricultural terraces, tombs and other archaeological sites. Night in Arequipa .
Peru tours Day 8
Breakfast. Transfer to bus station to take bus to Puno (5 hours). Traveling through picturesque land we pass the towns of Imata, Santa Lucia and Juliaca. Afternoon free.
Peru tours Day 9
Breakfast. Tour of Uros and Taquile Islands . Lake Titicaca is considered the highest navigable lake in the world. We arrive by boat at Uros, a complex of about 40 islands made of totora reeds. We continue to Taquile, climb a beautiful Inca trail to the village, appreciating the natural environment and views of the lake. We visit the artisan center where we find a variety of fine weavings. The community preserves its ancient way of life such as clothing and customs.
Afternoon return to Puno, hotel.
Peru tours Day 10
Breakfast. Travel by bus to Cusco , with guide. On the way, visit the archaeological site of Pucara; La Raya, the continental divide; the Inca site of Raquchi; and the colonial church of Andahuaylillas . Transer to hotel in Cusco . Reception with coca tea.
Peru tours Day 11
Afternoon City Tour: Koricancha, cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Q'enko, Pucapucara, Tombomachay.
Peru tours Day 12
Breakfast. Excursion to Machu Picchu . Early in the morning transfer to the train station to begin the all day excursion to Machu Picchu , the “lost city of the Incas” and one of the best known examples of Inca architecture. The city is located in a jungle like environment. Lunch is not included. Hotel.
Peru tours Day 13
Breakfast. Free day to return to Machu Picchu or visit the thermal baths at Aguas Calientes. Afternoon return to Cusco by train. Transfer to hotel.
Peru tours Day 14
Breakfast. Sacred Valley Excursion. Visit the traditional market of Pisaq, buffet lunch in Urubamba , and the town and ruins of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is perhaps the longest occupied town in the Americas and the original Inca houses, canals, streets and walls. Return to Cusco , hotel.
Peru tours Day 15
Afternoon tour of Museums in Cusco . The Museum of Religious Art, San Blas Church, Santa Catalina , Regional History Museum .
Peru tours Day 16
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Lima . Transfer to hotel.
Peru tours Day 17
Transfer to the airport for international flight.
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