During this fantastic trip in Peru, you will be able to visit the city of Kings, a city full of history and cultural heritage. Travel with South Adventure around Lima and visit great convent of San Francisco, colonial gem that still today keeps all the treasures from the Spanish era. Visit some of the best museums in Lima, such as the Gold museum, Larco Herrera Museum, Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History of Peru. You will also be able to do the Nazca flyover, Paracas and Ica. The Nazca Limes are a series of ancient geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, in southern Peru. They were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Afterwards, you will continue with your Daily tours in Cusco, Sacred valley, Maras Moray & Salt Mines – 5 Day hike to Salkantay & Machu Picchu…Salkantay is large, steep peak with great vertical relief, particularly above the low valleys to the north, which are tributaries of the Amazon River. The standard route on the mountain is the Northeast ridge. Accessing the route typically involves three days of travel from Cusco. The climb involves about 1,800m (5,900ft) of vertical gain, on the glacier, snow, ice, and some rock.
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Important note: Due to the high demand and limit of entrances to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Montaña even to MACHU PICCHU, we strongly recommend you book in advance before sold out… There are only 400 entrances per day, this climbing depends much of weather conditions especially from January to March is not recommendable for rainy season (Cost for entrance to Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Montaña US$ 15 each
Around 8:00am after enjoyed the delicious buffet breakfast, you will begin with this great hike to the village of Lucmabamba where we see the remains of an Inka trail. We follow this rising trail, from which we will see the coffee, banana and passion fruit plantation and the lovely view of the Santa Teresa Valley. After climbing for 4 hours to reach Llactapata (2700m.a.s.l) we will have free time to take relax and observe the mountain of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Inca citadel) and some of this archeological site from afar. A descending trail of 2 HOURS, will take us to Hydroelectric plant (1870 m.a.s.l) where will have opportunity to eat your packed food provided by our cook in the last campsite. Around 4:30pm, you will catch the train straight to Aguas Calientes (it takes 45 minutes of journey) upon your arrival to this lovely town, you will be immediately transferred to Hotel for check in for the night there.
After our delicious buffet breakfast, we start to walk through Collpapampa and the Playa Sahuayaco and during this period, we will observe a town called Collpapampa, also called (Forest cloudy brow) where we will be introduced to the high jungle zone called Ceja de Selva. Here we will see different kinds of Plants, fruits. Flowers, bird`s etcetera plus coca and banana crops can be observed. On the way to this campsite, we will pass a fantastic waterfall where you will have time to shower and take amazing pictures, and with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National bird “Gallito de las Rocas” We stop at Lluscamayo (2400 m.a.s.l) for buffet lunch and free time to take relax before the 4 hours walk to our last campsite which is Santa Teresa (2350 m.a.s.l) A small village located here with electricity and shop. This campsite is interesting because you will have plenty of time to enjoy the hot pools. Dinner will be ready accompanied with hot drinks.
Today is considerate one of the most unforgettable and hardest, but it worth it because you will walk up till the highest point and then, you will enjoy nature. After your delicious breakfast, you will start with this difficult part of the trek. We will pass the Salkantay pampa where you will take a small break and then, we continue towards the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. Finally, we will get the highest point (4600 meters above sea level) from where, we will appreciate the spectacular views of the snowcapped mountains and the imposing peaks of Salkantay (6264 m.a.s.l) knowns as the second highest point of the Cusco region. On the way down to our second campsite, we will have lunch break for around 1 hour. After around 4 hours of walk down, we will get our second campsite of Chaullay located into the high jungle (2920 m.a.s.l) Around 7:00pm, dinner will be ready accompanied with hot drinks.
After your delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up between 4:30am to 5:00am and then, you will be transported in our private vehicle straight to Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) which is the beginning of the famous hike. You will be accompanied by your English speaking guide and upon your arrival to the last destination of our transport, you will have free time to take some coffee in one local restaurants while our porters will coordinate to carry all the equipment. In this small village, you can also do the last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms at a local places. The mules will load our entire equipment, we will also have some horse of emergency, in case that it is needed along the hike. We will continue our journey till Soray Pampa (3850 meters above sea level) during this famous hike, we will have fantastic landscape and the majestic Salkantay Mountain, and other snowcapped mountains and the Valley of Apurimac River. On the way to our first campsite, we will stop for our delicious and tasty buffet lunch prepared by our professional cook. Afterwards, we will walk uphill to Humantay LAKE, a marvelous lake located into the canyon and finally, we will return and get our campsite where the tents will be ready to rest. Around 7:00pm, dinner will be ready accompanied with hot drinks.
At the appropriate time and after your buffet breakfast, pick up from your Hotel for the 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. This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover… along with farms and villages that welcome you with a taste of daily life.
Enjoy a tasty BUFFET lunch for at the restaurant (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional) after the lunch, 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. The tour continues with the visits to Inca site of Moray. This is a fascinating, unique ruin; a fabulous amphitheater of terracing that was used as an agricultural experimental site by the Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops. We shall also visit the Village of Maras, and The salt pans which have made it famous.
Afternoon and on the way back to Cusco we will stop by the colorful village of Chinchero, where we will find the ruins of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House, we will appreciate its well preserve Inca wall in the main square and you will visit the beauty Colonial Temple with invaluable portraits, built over Inca Bases and finally, arrives to Cusco and transfer back to Hotel around 6:00pm (Dinner on your own)
After your delicious breakfast, pick up to start with this famous traditional tour 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. Optional visits to: San Blas area or Barrio de San Blas, one of Cusco’s oldest neighborhoods. Inca Museum installed in the Admiral’s House, an important monument of colonial architecture. The museum keeps the main Inca archaeological collection in Peru Inca culture that reflects and other archaeological cultures of the region of Cusco.
San Pedro Market (One`s of the Biggest market of Cusco) On the walk to it you’ll generally notice more and more street vendors and ladies in traditional dress sitting on the side of the streets selling nuts, popcorn and other small bags of dried foods. You’ll spot more and more local shops (tiendas) selling the most random of things all in the one tienda. If you’re looking for an alpaca jumper, a freshly made juice, a bag of nectarines, some plantains to fry, buttifaras (ham sandwiches served on French bread) or some cheesy gifts for your parents or friends back home you’re definitely on your way to the right place!. (Meals on your own).
At 4:00 am, you will be picked up from your Hotel by our representative and then you will be drive you straight to the first stop Paracas city, then we will start the tour to the Ballista’s Islands, known as the Peruvian Galapagos. These islands are spectacular, eroded into numerous arches and caves which provide shelter for thousands of sea lions and seabirds, some of which are very rare.
Afterwards, you will aboard our private vehicle to Nazca for the flight over in Nazca lines during 45 minutes and then we will continue our journey to the City of 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, we will return to Lima arriving approximately 11:00PM afterwards, you will be drop off at your Hotel.
After enjoyed your delicious buffet breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your English speaking guide to start with the LIMA CITY TOUR – Colonial & Modern: A private tour of the colonial and modern Lima. We will drive you through historical monuments and locations such as the Government Palace, the Municipality palace, the Cathedral of Lima, and main colonial buildings around the Plaza Mayor. It also includes a visit to 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 Clementine and Capitulary 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”. Later you will enjoy a delicious lunch, consisting of the most symbolic dishes of Peruvian cuisine. Dinner on your own.
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 and the free time to explore on your own. In this free time, you will have opportunity to taste the famous ceviche and Peruvian Pisco sour.
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$ 15 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)
After your buffet breakfast or afternoon, pick up and transfer to the airport.
Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near