15 Day / 14 Night
The former capital of the Inca empire has an incalculably rich historic and artistic patrimony. From this time period, one of the most important archaeological sites ever found has been preserved: Machu Picchu, the ancient Andean settlement dating to the fifteenth century. A masterpiece of engineering and architecture, it was declared patrimony of humanity in 1983.
The cultural mixture resulting from old Inca traditions and subsequent Spanish colonization can be found in many of Peru’s cities, including Lima, Cuzco, Arequipa, and Trujillo, among others. Peru’s natural environment is another of its unique attractions. The Peruvian Amazon is among the most bio-diverse regions in the world, while the Andean mountain range, where Peru’s highest mountain peaks and volcanoes are found, offers unparalleled landscapes.
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LIMA : Britania Miraflores. ***
PARACAS : Residencial Los frailes ***
NAZCA : Casa Andina Nazca. ***
AREQUIPA : Maison Du Soleil ***
COLCA VALLEY : Colca Llaqta Hotel ***
PUNO : Hotel Qalasaya ***
CUSCO : Hotel Munay Wasi ***
MACHU PICCHU : Hotel Inka Tower ***
TAMBOPATA : Eco Amazonia Lodge
USD $2550 Precio por Persona
USD $2200 Precio por Persona
A representative of The Peru Travel will be waiting for your international arrival to welcome you and will accompany you to help you check in to your hotel.
Today you will get to know the beautiful city of Lima, Peru’s capital. You will get to experience both colonial and modern Lima, visiting San Martin plaza, the Main plaza, the governmental palace, the Lima’s cathedral. After this marvelous experience, we leave Lima and head south to the enigmatic sanctuary of Pachacamaq, which was the primary Inca and pre-Inca pilgrimage site for the central coast region. Continuing south, the Pan-American highway hugs the coast and passes coastal beaches bathed in waters rich in marine life; at one of these beaches, we will stop to enjoy some exquisite Peruvian cuisine made with fresh fish and seafood. Afterwards we will continue on to the seaside resort of Paracas. After checking in to your hotel, you will have the afternoon free to rest or stroll around the town.
Meals Included: Breakfast…
Today we will discover the incredible Ballestas Islands, one of the most striking landscapes of the Peruvian coast. Here, sea lions and marine birds congregate by the thousands on curious rock formations that form their natural habitat, overlooked by the huge and mysterious geoglyph known as the Candelabra. At midday, our adventure takes us to Nazca, but not before stopping on the way among lush vineyards where we will taste some pisco, Peru’s national liquor, see how it is elaborated, and enjoy some exquisite coastal cuisine.
Meals Included: Breakfast…..
On this day we will fly over one of humanity’s grandest mysteries, the enigmatic Nazca lines. These immense lines carved into the desert depict animals, humans, and geometric forms at a scale of hundreds of kilometers; believed to be astronomical calendars built by the Nazca culture, the lines are considered Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. In the afternoon we will follow the route south to the city of Arequipa, where we will rest in our hotel upon arrival.
Meals included: breakfast……
In the morning, we will embark on an incredible trip of approximately four hours to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world at 3,400 meters deep. On the way there we will stop to visit Pampa Cañahaus reserve, habitat of vicuñas and alpacas, south American cousins of the camel, and reach 4,900 meters en elevation. From the road you will observe pre-Columbian terraces that are still cultivated today by that native Collaguas people, until we arrive in the village of Chivay, at 3,635 meters on the eastern slopes of the Andes near the top of the canyon. In the afternoon, we will relax and enjoy medicinal hot springs.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner…
We leave early in the morning to Cross of the Condor, a lookout that affords majestic views of Andean condors in their natural habitat as the glide high above Colca Canyon. On the way back you will enjoy the quaint rural villages such as Yanque, Coporaque, Achoma, and Maca and share an exquisite lunch with some of the locals, giving you the opportunity to learn about their daily life and rich traditional culture. In the afternoon we leave for Puno. Along the way we will visit the stone forest of Imata, where Andean Flamingoes live in their natural habitat. Finally we arrive in the lakeside city of Puno a 3,800 meters in elevation.
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch…
Lake Titicaca, located at nearly 4,000 m (13,123 ft) above sea level, between the high plains of Peru and Bolivia, is the highest navigable lake in the world. This hospitable lake is home to a plethora of communities, each with its specific customs and traditions in such variety that the folklore here is considered the richest in all of Peru. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit two different communities; each community has developed distinct practices that allow them to sustain life on the lake. You will begin with a brief visit to the floating reed islands of Uros, where a community that survives by fishing and hunting lives. Next you will continue to Taquile, where the indigenous inhabitants are famous for their weaving techniques and colorful costumes. You will enjoy a traditional lunch and then be free to spend time getting to know the picturesque village and the locals. Later your boat will pick you up and take to back to your hotel.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch…
Today we travel 360 km (223 mi) to arrive in Cusco, a UNESCO world heritage site. On the way, you will get to visit many interesting places, such as the museum of Pucara, La Raya, considered the half-way point of the trip, and Raqchi, an Inca archaeological site of extraordinary and unusual characteristics, including its adobe construction and what is believed to be the tallest structure constructed by the Inca. Finally, we will visit the idyllic Andean village of Andahuaylillas and its 17th century church, famous for incredible frescoes. Upon your arrival in Cusco we will drop you off at your hotel.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Today we leave the city of Cusco to explore the gorgeous Sacred Valley of the Incas, which full of Andean life and mysticism. While in this impressive valley, we will visit Pisac, where you can stroll through its multicolored artisans market. Continuing with the tour, you will enjoy a taste of Andean cuisine in Urubamba. Afterwards, we will visit the enigmatic archaeological sites of Ollantaytambo, a town full of mythology and impressive architecture. Later we will head to the train station to board the Executive Service train to Machu Picchu’s base town. On arrival, we will take you to your hotel.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Magnificent is the only word that will come to mind today, the moment you stand before the ruins of Machu Picchu. It was only a century ago that these incredible ruins were revealed to world, when the excavation led by Yale University archeologist Hiram Bingham and the National Geographic Society of Washington, D.C. began to bring Machu Picchu the attention it deserves. One of the most fascinating things about Machu Picchu is its location, high on the top of a mountain, at an elevation of 2,430 meters (7972 feet). It is believed that an Inca settlement was built here in order to control the economies of the neighboring communities, and also that it was the royal estate of Pachacutec, the great Inca ruler who initiated the expansion of the empire. Here you will benefit from a guided tour of three hours; afterwards, you will have a chance to get to know this wonder of the world on your own and finally return your hotel to rest.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
In the morning, you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo station, where your guide will be waiting with private transportation. Today you will visit the wonderful village of Ollantaytambo and its archeological sites. This unique town still preserves in original Inca urban planning, where the current villagers live in the traditional market spaces known as canchas, which were once inhabited by the Inca elite. After your visit, we will continue on to Moray to appreciate the beautiful circular terraces at Moray, once a laboratory for agricultural experiments where seeds specially adapted to different microclimates were produced. Each terrace represented a different biome with a unique climate, and an integrated irrigation system ensured every plant received enough water. Moray was also considered a center for astronomical studies, where the seasonal changes in sunlight and the shadows of the mountains to the east were measured. To round out the day’s visit, we will drive to the quaint town of Chincheros, where the villagers are eager to share their famous knowledge of ancient weaving techniques. Through the vivid original designs of their textiles, dyed with natural ingredients and woven lovingly by hand, the locals tell their stories, express their world vision, and keep their culture alive. Deeply symbolic designs in each piece display ancient wisdom, clearly expressing ideas about the life cycles of livestock , agriculture, and the natural environment. We will also get to try some of their local food and learn more about their daily lives and customs, allowing you to feel for a moment as if you part of their culture. Finally, our trip continues on to the city of Cusco.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Starting out from the Main Square, you will venture on foot from one attraction to the next, allowing you to take in the juxtaposition between the solid Inca stonemasonry and the more delicate colonial Spanish architecture. You will visit the principal attractions, including the Cathedral and the Koricancha, stunning art galleries and shops, and little-known museums and churches. After touring the city on foot, you will move on to Sacsayhuaman, the only Inca archeological complex that features megalithic architecture. In the afternoon you have free time to explore Cusco on your own and so discover why it has been declared part of the Cultural Patrimony of Humanity.
Meals included: breakfast….
In the morning we will take you to the airport in Cusco for your 45-minute flight to Puerto Maldonado, where we will be waiting to receive you upon your arrival in the biodiversity capital of Peru. We begin our visit with a bus tour through the city. After that, we head to Port Capitania, where we will board a motor boat and navigate down the Lower Madre de Dios river. During the trip, we will be immersed in a fascinating natural environment; with patience and a little luck, we will observe capybaras, caiman, tortoises, herons, cormorants, and other exotic wildlife. At our lodge, you will be greeted with a delicious tropical fruit nectar and showed to your comfy bungalow. A succulent lunch awaits you in the lodge’s charming, rustic dining room. With your palate satisfied, you will be led by our specialized guide along an interpretative trail, conveniently marked all the way to Cocha Caiman, a small lagoon that is home to abundant specimens of black and white caimans (Melanosuchus niger and Caiman crocodilus). To end the day, you will witness a spectacular Amazon sunset featuring colors and shades of truly stunning intensity. Back at the lodge, a delicious dinner awaits, and you will have free time to share unforgettable moments at the bar.
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
We will begin with a hike into the depths of the jungle, along specially made paths, with bridges to cross ravines and rivers. During the walk we will observe jungle that floods in wet season and a wide spectrum of flora and fauna. As we continue, we will arrive at the majestic Lake Apu Victor, with is crystalline water surrounded by immense swamps and giant trees. Next, we will climb up to the Amazon lookout, from which we will enjoy a panoramic view over the lake and observe parrots, macaws, toucans, horned screamers, hoatzin or stinkbird (a prehistoric species of wild chicken), herons, and other animals such as caimans, and tortoises; with extra good luck we may even see a giant river otter, one of the most spectacular animals of the jungle. Heading back to the lodge, a hearty lunch will be awaiting you. In the afternoon, accompanied by our specialized guide, we will visit Monkey Island, and unique spot in the heart of the Madre de Dios river only five minutes away from the lodge. During the walk, we will observe extraordinary landscapes with exuberant vegetation that shelters a variety of species of monkeys in their natural habitat, including spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, pygmy marmosets, and squirrel monkeys; with luck we may also see other species such as coati and giant sloths, along with a great variety of birds. Finally, we will finish visiting the island and enjoy the jungle’s most magnificent sunset and then end the day with a pleasant dinner at the lodge.
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
After a rejuvenating night of rest, we will have breakfast in the lodge’s dining room before heading back to Puerto Maldonado in time for you to take your flight back to Lima and connecting international flight.
Meals included: breakfast