This short trip can be organized with the following hotels and they are subject to the space availability: Or can be Upgrade to 4 and 5 ***** hotels in everywhere, please just let us know.
Day 1: International arrival to Lima, pick up and transfer to Hotel in Miraflores District:
Upon your arrival to the Capital city of Lima (Flight details: to be confirmed) our representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to Hotel for check in , afternoon free time for leisure.
Day 2: Private LIMA CITY TOUR - Colonial & Modern (B & L)
At 9:00am , pick up to start with the PRIVATE City tour where you will Visit The Government Palace, the Municipality palace, the Cathedral of Lima, and main colonial buildings around the Plaza Mayor, the 17th century Monastery of San Francisco the most magnificent colonial and monumental center of the America's, you will find a Basilica with 21 altars, the convent with the cloister, the Clementina and Capitulars room, the choir, the monks library and the Prefunds Museum that exhibits 11 paintings of Rubens. The sacristy exhibits paints of Zurbaran and Rivera. The Gran Patio is garnished with Seville's tiles from the XVI century and Moorish arcs. It also includes a visit to the underground tombs (catacombs). Then a short tour of the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores visiting places like The Love Park or The Indian Market (souvenirs & handicrafts). Finally we will visit a shopping center named Larco Mar, which was built on a spectacular cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. .. We will also visit an exclusive restaurant “La Rosa Nautica”, where you will have the opportunity to prepare your own “Pisco Sour” and the famous “Ceviche”. Enjoy a delicious lunch, consisting of the most symbolic dishes of Peruvian cuisine.
Dinner on your own.
Day 3: Lima –Amazon Expedition Tambopata 3D/2N in Puerto Maldonado. (B-L&D)
At the appropriate time, you will be picked up and transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado. Reception at the airport of Puerto Maldonado and transportation to the WASAÍ Maldonado Eco Lodge, where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage. You will travel for 3 to 4 hours in motorboat trip up the Tambopata River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge (box lunch on board). During the trip into the heart of the rainforest we will be able to observe clouds of butterflies, birds of the tropical rainforest passing above the boat, caimans, capybaras and many other species of the local wildlife. We will also pass by typical amazon communities. Reception and accommodation at Wasai Tambopata lodge. Introductory walk to understand rainforest ecosystems and see some of the amazing trees. Return to the lodge for dinner. We will enjoy diverse sounds of the jungle which will accompany our first night in the amazon. Sleep at WASAI Tambopata Lodge.
Day 4: Boat trip to the Uper Tambopata River & Macaws (B–L&D)
Early wake up at 4:30 am to take a light breakfast (coffee or mate), to begin with our 40-minute travel upstream to the Macaw Clay Lick “El Chuncho” in the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. We will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries and wildlife of the riverbanks. At our arrival, if weather permits, we will observe one of the greatest wildlife spectacles where hundreds of parrots and different species of macaws gather to eat clay, an unforgettable experience that makes this one of the greatest tours in the amazon. Then, we will walk through the river beach searching for animal footprints while we have refreshment. In the middle morning we return to the lodge to have breakfast and then take a rest to relax or do the adventure activities or enjoy the facilities and the surroundings of Wasai. Also, you will have the chance of swimming in the Tambopata River. Those who wish can do kayaking on the river or you can join us to fish in the river where inhabit more than 250 species of fish. On route if the level of river are adequate, we will visit the Cat cascades. After lunch, we will have an ethno botanical walk into the rainforest by the Tambopata cross path, to learn about plants and medicinal trees of the area; and to observe the amazing jungle ecosystem where we will see walking palm trees, giant lupuna trees, snake trees and so on. At nightfall, we embark again to make a nocturnal caiman search. Night at WASAI Tambopata Lodge.
Day 5: Puerto Maldonado – Cusco & Private City tour (Tambomachay / Pucapucara / Qenqo / Saqsayhuamán / Cathedral & Qoricancha (B)
Enjoy the sunrise from your terrace, walk around the lodge before breakfast. After breakfast we will return by boat to Puerto Maldonado to take our flight to Cuzco. This amazon tour is ideal for nature lovers and bird watchers… join us for an amazing experience! Upon your arrival to Cusco (Flight details: to be confirmed) our guide and representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to our office to get further information about the trip and pay the remainder balance while you will be informed, our staff will served you COCA tea to avoid the altitude sickness.
Afternoon, PRIVATE CITY TOUR and outskirts which involves the visits, first
Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.
Puca Pucara (Reddish place) that was used as a military control center...
Q`enqo (Labyrinth) A religious center dedicated to the adoration.
Saqsayhuamán (Majestic place with impressive works in stone which some up to 120 tons)
Main Cathedral (Marvel of the religious)
The Koricancha (Temple of the sun) afternoon, you will be drop off to your Hotel in Cusco.
(Meals on your own)
Day 6: Lima – Cusco & Private tour to the Sacred Valley , Zoo of Cochahuasi , Alpaca Farm , Pisac market & Ruins ,Urubamba , Ollantaytambo – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo – Urubamba & spend the night here ( B – Buffet lunch )
At the appropriate time, you will be picked up and transfer to the airport for the flight straight to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Cusco (Flight details: To be confirmed) our guide and representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to our office to get further information about the trip and pay the remainder balance while you will be informed, our staff will served you COCA tea to avoid the altitude sickness. At the appropriate time, you start with this lovely Sacred Valley (great option to acclimatize) the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, where you'll board our private coach for a drive to the Sacred Valley.
This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover...The tour includes the visits the small zoo of Cochahuasi where you can observe the flight of the CONDOR`S, Andean pumas, fox, deer’s, parrots, macaws and variety of animals and birds and then you will visit Awana Kancha or (Alpaca farm) which is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can see four members of the camelids family – llama, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos. Alpaca have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. You can meet these fours camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and have change to see native weavers from different areas showing their weaving style and dress afterwards, we continue with visit to the Andean native markets and ruins of Pisac.
Enjoy a tasty BUFFET lunch for at the restaurant (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional) the tour continues towards Ollantaytambo, an archaeological site that the Incas built as a fort and includes a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: Araqama Ayllu, the religious and worship zone, and Qosqo Ayllu, the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs...
Afternoon, you will return to Urubamba and then you will be dropped off in one of this below hotels (Dinner on your own)
Day 7: A full Day Biking tour to Moray Agriculture terracing & Maras -Salt Mines – Ollantaytambo and spend the night here ( B –Box –lunch ):
Pick up from your hotel in private vehicle for the transport service to Cruzpata (Starting point) where you and your guide will start your ride. Passing the lagoon of Huaypo, you'll arrive at the Archaeological Park of Moray, where you stay for about 20 minutes to enjoy the beauty of nature and the unusual Inca terraces. This part of the tour is very attractive because of its rolling hills.
Continuing our trip, you arrive at the village of Maras where a tasty picnic will be waiting. Peru has one of the largest networks of Inca remains and following the innumerable trails that connect with the most amazing sites in the Cusco, passing through remote villages out of the reach of motorized vehicles, and having the chance to get know local Andean communities and learn their amazing life style. Mountain Biking is a relatively new sport in Peru, but new routes are rapidly being opened up, many of which offer excellent opportunities to ride.
After another hour downhill rides, you will feel the peace of the Andean countryside, and enjoy your freedom. You continue your ride to the terraces of salt pans below Maras (with an optional tour) and then again a downhill (approximately 40 minutes), arriving in the Sacred Valley (Pichingoto, Tarabamba) At the end of our Bike tour, we will catch our provide vehicle and then you will be drop off in one of this below hotels (Dinner on your own)
Day 8: 2D/1N Inca Trail – Urubamba – Km104 - Aguas Calientes by INKA RAIL ( Luxury train ) Overnight at the Hotel La Cabaña (B-Box lunch and D)
After your breakfast , our tour guide will pick you up from your Hotel to transfer you to Ollantaytambo train Station for a train journey of just over one hour till kilometer 104 (starting point of our trek). As soon as we arrive to this point , we will cross a bridge to the check point and show your passports and student cards ( If is applicable ) then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota River the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a visit this impressive Inca ruins with buildings on stone, we`ll continue the trail road most of it on stone steps, heads south and begin climbing the mountain, great views around of the high jungle area and mountains, before entering the cloud forest.
Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñay Huayna, steps to climb to reach the superior edifications described as temples. We will have plenty of time for a guided exploration sorted by our experienced guide and time to explore and pictures in our own. By the time we arrive to this complex it won't be crowded, because most trekkers headed to the Sun gate and Machu Picchu. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 liters of water.
After lunch in Wiñay Huayna ruins we continue through a cloud forest full of bromeliads, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos, resting places, and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or "Sun`s Gate". From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs pools are optional or just free time to chill out at this small village….
After your dinner, try to sleep early and be ready for the glorious day in Machu Picchu the next day ... No alcohol & discos for now!!!
Tonight, you can sleep at the following hotels in A.C
Day 9: Private Guided tour to the WONDER of the world “Machu Picchu “& Huayna Picchu (Machu Picchu Montaña: Optional) (B & Box-Lunch)
This day, is one of the most important and interesting days during your whole trip, you will be picked up from your Hotel very early (BEFORE the BIRDS SING) our guide will meet you at your hotel between 4:30 to 5:00am to aboard the first touristic and shared bus to drop off you at the main door where you have to show your original PASSPORTS and ISIC Cards ( If applicable ) at the check point , and then try to be the first visitors inside of the wonder of the world Machu Picchu and the archaeological sites you will have complete guided tour during 2 to 3 hours of this spectacular mystical place.
The GUIDED tour basically includes walk through the different sections such as: The Urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture.
After the guided tour in Machu Picchu, you will have free time to explore by yourself, walk at your own space, a lot of selfies and to meet other tourists into the sanctuary. According with the time and to your physical conditions, you can coordinate with the tour guide to climb to HUAYNA PICCHU or Machu Picchu Mountain from where you can have the best panoramic view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca Citadel. Do not forget that this entrances, must be booked in advance and pay US$ 65 extra. Afternoon and depending on your train schedule back to Cusco, you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. After the guided tour, our guide will give you all the instructions for your bus down and train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Poroy station, you will be meeting again by our staff and then transfer back to your Hotel.(Dinner on your own)
Day 10: Cusco, Nazca, City tour to Aqueducts of Cantalloc, The Chauchilla of Cemetery – Bus Cusco - Paracas by CRUZ del SUR ( B )
After your breakfast, free time to take rest. At 5:00pm, you will be picked up to transfer you to the bus terminal of CRUZ Del SUR (Full bed) leaves at 6:00pm / Arrives to Nazca the next day around 9:00am (Time of journey: 15 hours) Upon your arrival to Nazca, our guide or our representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will immediately be transferred to the airdrome of Nazca to fly over the Nazca drawings. Prior the flight you will watch a video film about the Nazca Lines that will allow you get a better understanding of the archaeological zone you are about to see. This interesting documentary lasts about 35 minutes and involves serious information about the Nazca Culture, as well as the figures you will see from the air.
For this aerial tour, you will board a small Cessna single-engine aircraft (Station air, Sky hawk or Skyline type), which has spacious room for 5 people, each person with a window seat. After the video, our English speaking pilot will proceed to give you a briefing about this air tour and also will give each participant a map of the archaeological zone, which shows all the figures you will see from the air. Among the figures, you will see an impressive representation of a monkey, a whale, a spider, a hummingbird, a parrot, a condor, geometrical shapes and hundreds of straight lines crisscrossing the Nazca desert.
Later on you will have time for lunch (on your own) afterward, you will visit Cantalloc Aqueduct is the name of a great attraction in Nazca. It is located on the way from Nazca to Cusco. In order to survive Man has always been smart to adapt to seemingly impossible conditions to live and on this occasion the Nazca people have had to find a way to have access to water in this arid desert climate of Nazca. In the 5th century the aqueducts were built to provide for years round access to water essential for permanent inhabitation and irrigation of the area. Water running in aquifers was channeled to where it was needed using man-made underground channels. Concentrically paths leading down to these underground channels provided for direct access to the water. In the Aqueducts of Cantalloc where is open air has an S-shaped to slow down the water flow and prevent from running too fast in times of flooding.
The Nazca people also constructed access points, which still now give direct access to clean and also oxygenates the water which is surprisingly fresh. They knew that water coming down from the Andes was flowing not only in rivers, but also in aquifers, and intelligently tapped into these essential resources. Some even argue that the famous Nazca lines actually point to underground sources of water and that the symbols are hints of what can be found in the arid soil. The most popular excursion from Nazca, the Chauchilla Cemetery, 30km south of Nazca, It will satisfy any urges you have to see ancient bones, skulls and mummies. Dating back to the Nazca late civilization around AD 800, Grave robbers and archeologists evidenced the previous discovery of the Nazca civilization in the Nazca desert. Bodies of ancient Nazca people were preserved in the Chauchilla Cemetery. The arid climate of the region helped to preserve those bodies... The Nazca Civilization had the habit of burying their people. Thanks to this practice, the Nazca people left almost untouched ceramics, colorful textiles, mummies, skulls and devices. Local thieves and tomb robbers were aware of this since the end of the XX century; the only things that they left behind on the desert were the mummies and minor belongings. The mummies are reorganized and exposed inside 12 underground tombs, though cloth fragments and pottery and bone shards still litter the ground outside the demarcated trail…
Afternoon, you will be transferred to the bus terminal of CRUZ Del SUR (Full bed) leaves at 3:30pm or 4:30pm / Arrives to PARACAS around 6:55pm and then, you will be dropped off at one the following hotels (Meals on your own)
Day 11: Paracas, Ballista’s Island, Vineyards of Pisco, Ica & Huacachina Oasis – Lima by CRUZ del SUR / over 4 people by PRIVATE transport ( B & Ceviche )
At 8:30am, pick up for the excursion by motor boat to the BALLESTAS Island where you will observe wonderful paces that houses huge colonies of sea lions, hundreds of marine birds, including pelicans, boobies, Inca terns, cormorants and Humboldt penguins. On the trip you will also see the enigmatic figure known as the Candelabro, which was etched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean some hundreds of year ago.
Afterwards, you will explore the Paracas Peninsula driving along the shore of the ocean and stopping at some beaches for short walks, see some marine birds and photos. However, during the whole trip our guide will explain the most important theories concerning this drawing of Candelabro, in order to have a better view of them, we will do a short walk to a little tower, from where it is possible to see them better. According to some scholars, the colors of these beautiful birds inspired the general Don Jose de San Martin (The man who set us free from the Spanish crow and declared our independence) to create our red and white Peruvian flag when he landed at the Paracas Bay. Later on we will visit the center of interpretation of Paracas, an interesting building that displays through pictures and scale models. All the fauna, flora, and many other important facts about the Paracas Peninsula.
Around 1 to 2pm, you will be able to taste the delicious and fresh CEVICHE just catched at sea. Round 2 to 3pm, pick up for the tour to Ica where we will visit the vineyards of Pisco (a grape brandy) and the famous Oasis called Huacachina. The huge white sand dunes surrounding the Huacachina lagoon are perfect to practice one of the ultimate sports in the area "Sand boarding". After our visit in Huacachina.
Afternoon, you will be transferred to the bus terminal of CRUZ Del SUR (Full bed) leaves at 4:05pm / Arrives to LIMA around 9:00PM. Upon your arrival, pick up and transfer to Hotel located at Miraflores district.
Day 12: Lima – Home (B)
After your delicious breakfast or afternoon, pick up and transfer to the airport for the flight back HOME.