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VIAJARON EN MARZO 2016 Buenas tardes Cintya!! La verdad es que estamos muy contentas y ayer les escribí para darles las gracias por todo lo que han hecho por nosotras en nuestro ultimo viaje a su...


Peru In Your Hands
Lima, Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno, Cusco
15 Days, 14 Nights

OVERVIEW

Enjoy a journey full of new experiences, you could not miss the opportunity to meet with the wonders that Peru has to offer. Starting from the coast, Lima, the capital of the kings, walk around the streets and see the contrast between the past and the present, with its still beautiful and imposing colonial balconies , antique houses and catholic churches that show the religious and historic art that have written the history of this wonderful city.

Continuing the touring and just a few hours away from Lima, connect with nature at its fullness at Paracas National Reserve where many species of wildlife inhabit. This place preserves the marine ecosystem and protects the historical cultural heritage related to ancient indigenous peoples, mostly of the Paracas culture. From water to sand , head to the Ica dunes and feel adventurous to ride on buggies at fast speed and feel all the adrenaline on an exciting tour you can’t not miss or slide on the dunes with board on hand and get dirty with style!.

Now eat light and board an aircraft to see the enigmatic and mysterious Nazca Lines; ascend to the high mountains and valleys, visit the Colca Canyon, and the picturesque villages along the way. See the imposing Condor, and the beautiful volcanoes. Stop in Puno, city of the Peruvian Folklore; meet the locals and learn from their customs, travel through the highest navigable lake in the world and admire the amazing landscapes of this region.

Follow the route to the Imperial city of Cusco where a lot of surprises await you…

Cusco, heart of the Inca Empire, was the most powerful civilization on the South American continent. Inca walls merge distinctively with Spanish architecture. Mix with the locals and observe their habits and customs, as well as their art heritage that still stand alive up until now. Visit the countryside with the magical sacred valley of the Incas before the big day!

Prepare for the day you have been waiting for, ascend on shuttle bus , and in a few start seeing how the path opens and clears on your eyes, as you begin seeing the wonder Citadel Of MACHU PICCHU , this mysterious site was never found by gold-hungry Spaniards. Its remote location saved Machu Picchu from destruction and today is a paramount example of Inca architectural ingenuity, earning the citadel designation as one of the New Seven World Wonders. Explore it at your peace and connect your senses in this vacation with Peru on your hands.

  • DAY 01: Arrival – Lima
  • DAY 02: LIMA – ICA / CITY TOUR IN ICA + HUACACHINA LAGOON
  • DAY 03: BALLESTAS ISLANDS & PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE / DEpaRTURE TO NAZCA
  • DAY 04: nazca lines aerial tour / AREQUIPA
  • DAY 05: AREQUIPA - CITY TOUR + SANTA CATALINA CONVENT
  • DAY 06: CANYON COLCA TOUR – AREQUIPA.
  • DAY 07: CÓNDOR cross– DEPARTURE TO PUNO
  • DAY 08: TITICACA LAKE –UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS – PUNO
  • DAY 09: touristic bus PUNO – CUSCO
  • DAY 10: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 04 RUINS
  • DAY 11:SACRED VALLEY TOUR WITH OVERNIGHT
  • DAY 12: OLLANTAYTAMBO / DEPARTURE TO AGUAS CALIENTES
  • DAY 13: MACHUPICCHU
  • DAY 14: CUSCO / LIMA – CITY TOUR COLONIAL & MODERN (LIMA)
  • DAY 15: LIMA - COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

ITINERARY

Day 01 ARRIVAL – LIMA

Welcome and reception at the International Airport "Jorge Chavez, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Lima.

Day 02 LIMA – ICA / CITY TOUR IN ICA + HUACACHINA LAGOON

Departure to Ica by bus. Departs at 07:30 hrs. The trip takes 05 hrs. approx. Welcome & transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we will have a City Tour visiting an old well-known winery where the grape brandy is made, famously known as Pisco. Here we can learn the whole process of making Pisco, guided by an experienced winery worker. After visiting the winery, visitors will be invited to taste different types of Pisco and wines that the winery produces. Finally we go to Huacachina Oasis, which is located just 5 km from the center of the city of Ica. In these beautiful lake visitors can enjoy the tranquility of the place. Huge dunes surrounding the lagoon allow visitors to practice one of the most fascinating sports in the area, board on sand, popularly called Sandboarding (additional cost). Overnight in Ica.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 03 BALLESTAS ISLANDS & PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE / DEPARTURE TO NAZCA

06:45 hrs . Transfer to Paracas . Arrival & transfer to the dock to board a motorboat to the Ballestas Islands, on the way we will pass by The Chandelier, this is an enigmatic engraved in the sand in the shape of a candelabrum . Then we observe in their natural habitat : sea lions, Humboldt penguins , guano birds , guano exploitations area, stone shapes caused by wind erosion and waves . Then visit Paracas National Reserve, we will move to the bird observatory where we appreciate the diversity in Fauna that this region offered, also observe the remains of the Cathedral singular natural formation, due to wind and sea erosion in this place has modeled a huge domed structure with tower facing the ocean and finally conclude in Lagunillas Beach in which we will have an excellent view of this part of the reserve. 17:00 hrs. Departure to Nazca, the trip takes 02 hrs. Welcome & transfer to hote. Overnight in Nazca.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 04 NAZCA LINES AERIAL TOUR / AREQUIPA

Transfer to the aerodrome to fly over the enigmatic Nazca lines for about 35 minutes, the origin of these lines is completely unknown. These archaeological treasures are found in the desert of Nazca and show representations of men, animals and abstract symbols that have more than 300 meters long. At 15 hrs. Departure by bus (in sofa-bed seats) to Arequipa, the trip takes about 08 and half hours. Approximate arrival at 23:30 hrs. Welcome & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Arequipa.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 05 AREQUIPA - CITY TOUR + SANTA CATALINA CONVENT

Morning for rest and acclimatize. In the Afternoon, start the Colonial City Tour by the "White City", where we will visit the Cathedral, the Convent of Santa Catalina, beautiful convent built in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, domes and cloisters of Jesuit Church of the Company of Jesus, colonial mansions, the Main Plaza, temple and plaza of San Francisco, Yanahuara viewpoint where we have a magnificent view of the volcanoes that surround the city. Return to Hotel. Overnight in Arequipa.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 06 CANYON COLCA TOUR – AREQUIPA

After a filling breakfast, departure from Arequipa (2325 m.s.l.) towards our wonderful trip to the Colca Valley (estimated pick up time :08.00 hrs). In This scenery drive ,we will take the highway to Yura, first passing through Pampa de Arrieros and Pampa Canahuas where we will see vicuñas (smaller cousins of the llama), alpacas, viscachas (small rodents that resemble rabbits) , llamas ( South American camelids ) and migratory birds along the way. We will continue to Vizcachani where we have a panoramic view of the white Mountains; then we arrive to Pampas de Tocra , here can be seen the variety of birds like black ibis, andean duck, "guayatas", "the pajaro bobo", Andean gulls, etc. Bordering the crater, we reach Patapampa Pass ( 4,900 m.s.l.) the highest point in our journey, also known as the Volcano viewpoint of the Andes. From here we’ll see a chain of volcanoes that include Hualcahualca, Sabancalla, and Ampato, the famous volcano where the Inca mummy Juanita (viewable in Arequipa) was sacrificed over 500 years ago.
From Patapampa Pass we will descend to the town of Chivay (3646 m.s.l.), the capital of the Colca Canyon región, where beautiful pre -Columbian terraces are still cultivated by native Indian Collaguas. Arrival to Chivay at about 13:30 hrs. Time for enjoy a energetic and delicious lunch, then Transfer to hotel in Chivay. In the Afternoon you have the option to visit the Calera Hot Springs for about 2 hours. The thermal bath’s medicinal waters reach temperatures of around 40ºC (104ºF) and are wonderful for helping sooth physical ailments. (Optional for passengers staying in Chivay Only – entrance fee: s/.15.00 ($ 6.00) per person, bring your swimsuit).
In the evening you will have dinner in Chivay with entertainment provided by a traditional folk group in a local restaurant ( dinner not included – optional). Overnight Chivay.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 07 CÓNDOR CROSS– DEPARTURE TO PUNO

Very early departure to the Condor cross Viewpoint (about a 2 hour drive) considered the best viewpoint to truly appreciate the vast expanse of Colca Canyon and also the prime location for condor viewing.
Afterwards we will head back, on the way you will admire the hanging tombs of Choquetico and Litomaquetas, the Mirador of Terrazas and finally the towns of Pinchollo, Maca y Yanque with their churches and typical squares. Arrival to Chivay, change of vehicules and continue our journey to the city of Puno. On route we will visit PATAHUASI from where we will observe rock formations caused by the erosion of time, then pass by the village of Imata, where we find the stone forest Pillones which is observed from this
Village. Along this paved road we will drive through small towns, as well as a beautiful lagoon called Lagunillas, where trout farms can be seen and also Andean flamingos along with many other Andean birds feeding on the shores. We will continue the journey directly to Puno, arriving in the city at about 18:30 hrs. Welcome & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Puno.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 08 TITICACA LAKE –UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS – PUNO

Breakfast. At the appropriate time transfer to the port to take the boat that will lead us to the artificial Island of the Uros, island located in the Titicaca Lake, the highest navigable Lake of the world. Uros Island is constructed of "Totora" a local aquatic plant, also is used by the settlers to construct their houses and to elaborate their handcrafted works. Lunch. Then we will visit Taquile's Natural Island, Andean community that preserves its form of ancient life, customs and its typical clothes. Return to the city. Overnight in Puno
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 09 TOURISTIC BUS PUNO – CUSCO

After breakfast we will initiate our trip towards the city of Cusco in tourist Bus, we will stop at the village of Pukara, this is the most important and ancient ceremonial site of the Altiplano, Tiahuanaco , Characterized by a series of raised platforms, the ruins also reveal some litho-sculptures and tombstones, all proof of a pre-Inca civilization, possibly one at the origin of the Andean culture of the Altiplano. Pukara is famous for its pre-Inca ruins, local pottery, and it’s small but fascinating museum. Following with our trip we will visit the village of The Raya that is the limit between Cusco and Puno there we can appreciate beautiful landscapes, llamas and vicuñas. Lunch in Sicuani. Then we will move to Raqchi where we will be visit the Temple of the God Wiracocha. And finally we will appreciate Andahuaylillas's city, Referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel because of its magnificent frescoes, we can visit the famous church of the same name considered as the Chapel, we will appreciate in its interior one of the most beautiful samples of the Colonial art with its golden, wall altars, pictures and polychrome roofs. Arrival at Cusco at 5:00 pm approximately. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 10 CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 04 RUINS

Morning at leisure. This is a good time to explore some of Cusco’s less-visited attractions including the San Pedro Market, the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, or one of many museums, such as the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art, Casa Concha, or the Choco Museum, where you can make your own chocolate from scratch. In the Afternoon we will enjoy a visit around the city and surrounding archeological sites, the visit includes the Main Square, the cathedral, Koricancha Temple, which was a military and religious center of Incas Empire dedicated to its principal god, the sun. The nearby archaeological remains of Tambomachay, Inca Baths, Puca Pucara, center of military control; Kenko Amphitheatre, evidence of mystic character from that time, and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Return to hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 11 SACRED VALLEY TOUR WITH OVERNIGHT

We will begin our day exploring the beautiful countryside with a full day tour to the Sacred Valley. We visit the town of Pisac, famous for its bustling market and beautiful Incan ruins that loom over the city.
Market days in Pisac: Every day, but a little more local on a Sunday, with fruits and food stands.
Our Sacred Valley tour runs every day, but if clients have a particular interest in visiting on market days, they should organize their itinerary.
Time for Lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Ollantaytambo Inca huge complex where realized administrative, agricultural and religious functions. Here you can see great rock walls, temples and palaces. Afternoon free to enjoy the beautiful landscape. Overnight in Sacred Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 12 OLLANTAYTAMBO / DEPARTURE TO AGUAS CALIENTES

Free morning; at appropriate time transfer to the train station to continue trip to Aguas Calientes, the trip takes about 2 hours. Welcome & transfer to hotel. Free afternoon, we recommend visiting the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes which is just 5 minutes walk. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 MACHUPICCHU

Very early (0500 hrs) you can ascend to Machu Picchu to enjoy the beautiful sunrise or if you wish and are in good physical condition, you can climb to Huayna Picchu "Young Mountain" from where you have a spectacular view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. At 11:00 hrs will find the guide to take the guided tour of Machu Picchu, this citadel remained unknown for centuries until by accident in 1911 was discovered by Hiram Bingham. This Inka Center is the greatest wonders of the world. The guided archaeological site of Machu Picchu tour includes the visit through the urban area which houses the major architectural elements of the Inca city, also we will explore other important areas of this impressive citadel such as the Sun Temple, Intiwatana, group of sacred rock, temple of the three windows, the mausoleum, etc. Buffet Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge (the only hotel in the citadel) to have option to return and enjoy the ruins of Machu Picchu to take the afternoon bus back to town. Then take the train to come back to Cusco. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cusco
*** The program is considered entry to the citadel of Machu Picchu, if you want to climb Huayna Picchu must consider an additional $ 12.00 per person to issue a compound ticket Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu (first schedule: 07:00 – 08:00 hrs.) ***
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 14 CUSCO / LIMA – CITY TOUR COLONIAL & MODERN (LIMA)

At opportune hour transfer to airport for flight to Lima. Reception and transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon we start the City tour by colonial & modern Lima, we visit the Main Square, Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Monastery and Church of San Francisco, famous for its catacombs; colonial houses, among others. Then visit the residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Overnight in Lima.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 LIMA - COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Breakfast. At the appropriate time transfer to the airport to board your international flight.
Meals included: Breakfast.

PRICES

PRICE PER PERSON IN AMERICAN DOLLAR

CAT
LODGEMENT, CITIES
CAT
ROOM Twin or
Double Room
LUXURY HOTEL PRIVATE COLLECTION (Lima)
HOTEL PRIVATE COLLECTION (Arequipa)
HOTEL COLCA LODGE (Chivay)
HOTEL PRIVATE COLLECTION (Cusco)
HOTEL SUMAQ (Aguas Calientes)
HOTEL PRIVATE COLLECTION (Valle Sagrado)
HOTEL PRIVATE COLLECTION (Puno)
HOTEL NUEVO CANTALLOC o NAZCA LINES (Nazca)
HOTEL LAS DUNAS (Ica)
5*
5*
5*
4* SUP
5*
4* SUP
4* SUP
5*/3*SUP
3* SUP
U$2424.00
FIRST
CLASS
HOTEL LA HACIENDA MIRAFLORES (Lima)
HOTEL SONESTA POSADA(Arequipa)
HOTEL REFUGIO (Chivay)
HOTEL COSTA DEL SOL PICOAGA (Cusco)
HOTEL TAYPIKALA (Aguas Calientes)
HOTEL SONESTA POSADA (Valle Sagrado)
HOTEL SONESTA LAGO (Puno)
HOTEL NUEVO CANTALLOC o NAZCA LINES (Nazca)
HOTEL LAS DUNAS (Ica)
4*
4*
4*
4*
4*
4*
4*
3* SUP
4*
U$2066.00
SUPERIOR HOTEL TAMBO II (Lima)
HOTEL CASA ANDINA (Arequipa)
HOTEL CASA ANDINA COLCA (Chivay)
HOTEL TAYPIKALA o HOTEL DEL PRADO INN (Cusco)
HOTEL SANTUARIO (Aguas Calientes)
HOTEL CASONA YUCAY (Valle Sagrado)
HOTEL INTIQA / HOTEL CASONA PLAZA (Puno)
HOTEL CASA ANDINA (Nazca)
HOTEL MOSSONE (Ica)
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
3* SUP
U$1724.00
STANDARD HOTEL DUCADO (Lima)
HOTEL ENSUEÑO (Arequipa)
HOTEL COLCA INN (Chivay)
HOTEL PRISMA (Cusco)
HOTEL INKA TOWN o PRESIDENTE (Aguas Calientes)
HOTEL OLLANTAYTAMBO LODGE (Ollantaytambo)
HOTEL BALSA INN (Puno)
CASA HACIENDA NAZCA OASIS / HOTEL ORO VIEJO (Nazca)
HOTEL HUACACHINERO (Ica)
3*
3*
3*
3*
3*
3*
3*
3*
3*
U$1559.00

INCLUDES

In Lima: Transfer In / Out

  • 02 Overnights in Lima + Breakfast.
  • Colonial & Modern City tour

In Paracas - Ica & Nazca:Transfers In / out

  • Motorboat tour to the Ballestas Island
  • Paracas National Reserve
  • City Tour + Huacachina Lagoon
  • Tourist transportation Ica - Paracas
  • 01 Overnight in Ica + Breakfast
  • 01 Overnight in Nazca + Breakfast
  • Nazca Lines Aerial tour + Taxe Boarding
  • Bed Bus Ticket Lima / Ica (First Floor - Lounge vip)
  • Bus Ticket bed Paracas / Nazca (First Floor - Lounge vip)
  • Bus Ticket Nazca / Arequipa (First Floor - Lounge vip)

In Arequipa: Transfer In / Out

  • 02 Overnights in  Arequipa +
  • 01 Overnight in Chivay + Breakfast
  • Tour to Colca Canon 2 Days / 1 Night + 2 lunches
  • City Tour in Arequipa + Santa Catalina Convent
  • Tourist  bus  Colca / Puno

In Puno: Transfer In / Out

  • Touristic Bus  Cusco / Puno + Lunch
  • 02 Overnights in Puno + Breakfast.
  • Uros & Taquile Island tour+ Lunch

In Cusco: Transfer In / Out

  • 03 Overnights in Cusco +
  • 01 Overnight in Sacred Valley + Breakfast.
  • 01 Overnight in Aguas Calientes + Breakfast.
  • City tour & Ruins (Includes entrance to the Cathedral).
  • Sacred Valley Tour + Lunch Buffet in Posada Inca Yucay
  • Machupicchu tour in Vistadome train (SUPERIOR SERVICE) for First class and luxury AND Expeditions  train (TURISTIC SERVICE) for Superior and Standard
  • Lunch Buffet in Sanctuary Lodge
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Tickets & Professional Guide
  • Shared Services (Group)
  • Personalized service.

NOTES

The program does not include: (price per person)

  • Income the Calera Thermal Baths in Arequipa: $ 6.00(Passengers staying at the Hotel Colca Lodge 5 * Hotel Refugio and 4 *, do not go to La Calera because these hotels have their own thermal baths)
  • Tips & extras not mentioned in the program
  • AIR TOTAL PER PERSON(TO BE ADDED TO PROGRAM): $ 129.00 VÍA STAR & TACA
    • Cusco / Lima

*** Airfare tariff charges change depending on availability ***

TYPES OF TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU:

Backpacker

The Backpacker trains are the most economical way to travel on the route between Cusco & Machu Picchu Backpacker wagons have been designed especially for travelers with adventurous or for those seeking comfort and safety without many luxuries spirit.

Vistadome

These spectacular carriages have beautiful panoramic windows offering unsurpassed scenic views and a number of photo opportunities. Completely surrounded by glass, passengers feel they are part of the impressive landscape of Peru. ADDITIONAL TO TRAVEL WITH THIS TRAIN: $ 29.00 PER PERSON

***Hotels are regulated by the International Arrival Time criteria (check in) from 13h00 and departure (check out) until 10h00. This time varies depending on the city to visit***

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