Wonderful Peru in 16 days / 15 nights
Difficulty Level (By Day)
Included Local fligths
Departure Dates: Daily Departures.
Wonders of Perú Super Complete Circuit that includes visits to St. Catalina's Monastery and the Colca Canyon, Cusco and the New 7 Wonder of the World "Machu Picchu". Also, it includes a visit to the Manu National Park (Jungle Area) and the Titicaca Lake.
Lima - Arequipa - Puno - Cusco - Manu – Lima
Day 01.- Lima in
Reception in the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Lima.
Day 02.- City Tour Lima Colonial – Lima out
Miraflores Breakfast, We will begin the tour visiting the Huaca Pucllana, (Panoramic View, we will not enter). Then, we walk around the Historic Center of Lima: the Main Square, The Government Palace, the Lima's cathedral, The Archbishop Palace, The City Hall, the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank and Main streets and colonial houses with balconies in Mudejar style. After this, we will visit the Convent of San Francisco, the Catacombs (underground crypts of the colonial era). Continue in the new financial center of the city, El Olivar San Isidro, Central Miraflores Park, The Park of Love and Larco Mar. Overnight in Lima.
Day 03.- Lima out – Nazca – Arequipa
Breakfast. Early morning bus to Ica for a visit to the Nazca Lines, where we board an airplane to fly over the mysterious lines of Nazca
Night bus rides to Arequipa. Overnight on board.
Day 04.- Arequipa in – City Tour
Monasterio de Santa Catalina Reception and transfer to the hotel. After a little time to rest, we will initiate the tour visiting the White city of Arequipa. We will visit the Main Square, which presents a beautiful bronze fountain of three plates crowned with the figure of a soldier of XVI century. Here we will be able to appreciate The Church of the Company of Jesus Christ. Next we will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina who was a center of absolute retreat, which stayed closed to the public for centuries, today is harmoniously recovered and opened. It allows us to appreciate how the city of Arequipa was in the XVII century. We will see its streets, gardens, walls of ashlar, etc. Immediately we will be transferred to the beautiful and green countryside of the Yanahuara Viewpoint, where we will have a privileged view of the city and Volcanoes like the Misti, Pichupichu and Chachani. Return to the Hotel. Overnight in Arequipa.
Day 05.- Arequipa – Chivay
Breakfast. Early in the morning, we will start our trip to the Colca Valley located in the Province of Caylloma at 3 600masl. In our way, we will pass by the district of Yura, Pampa Cañahua, where the vicunas can be appreciated. We will pass through the old crater of Chucure volcano. Later, we will arrive at Patapampa, the highest point pf the tour (4 800masl). From this point, the maximum number of volcanoes that exist together in the department of Arequipa can be appreciated. We will arrive at the town of Chivay and we will settle ourselves in the hotel. Soon we will have time to have lunch. Also, we will have the chance to visit the thermal baths of La Calera (optional). Overnight in Chivay.
Day 06.- Chivay – Cross of the Condor - Puno
Breakfast. This day we will visit the Cross of the Condor, a place that has an impressive View of the valley and from there we will be able to appreciate the flight of the condor and the depth of the canyon (3 400meters of depth). At Return, we will be able to visit the town of Pinchillo, the Hanging PRE-Inca tombs, Litomoquetas, the town of Maca, Achola, the town of Yanque and Chivay. Lunch in the restaurant of Chivay (lunch on behalf of a passenger). Return to the city of Arequipa. Overnight in Arequipa.
Day 07.- Taquile and Uros Islands
Breakfast. In the morning (7: 30hrs.) we will go to the port of Puno, where we will begin our lacustrine adventure in very quick boats. We will arrive quickly to the floating Island of the Uros, which are a set of floating islands made of Typha (cattail), inhabited by the Uros, people who descend from one of the oldest civilizations of America. We will be able to appreciate its peculiar lifestyle Uros Island and its creations, like the elaboration of dissected animal and tweeds. We will have the afternoon free for personal activities. Next we will visit Taquile Island. Inside, we will visit the town and we will have a time for exploration and shopping inside the community. We will return in the evening to Puno. Overnight in Puno.
Day 08.- Puno – Pukara - Raqchi – Andahuaylillas – Cusco
Breakfast. Early in the morning, we will be translated to the tourist bus Andahuaylillas Churchstation, to start our trip to Puno. During the trip we will be able to see amazing landscapes and visit interesting archaeological sites like Raqchi, Andahuaylillas and Pukara, we will enjoy a buffet lunch and we will enjoy drinks during all our way. Arrival at Cusco. Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 09.- Cusco in
Breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the airport fly to Cusco. In Cusco, reception, welcome in Cusco Main Square and transfer to the chosen hotel. Free day, you can visit the Capital of the Inkas on your step or take this day for a rest. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 10.- Sacred Valley of the Incas
Breakfast. In the morning, we will go to the town of Pisaq (located at 50 minutes from Cusco), where we will appreciate the archaeological complex (20 minutes from town). Also, we will have the chance to visit the Typical Artisan Market and the Main Square. We continue by one side of the Vilcanota river until arriving at Urubamba, where we will have an exquisite lunch buffet. After that, we will discover Ollantaytambo, one of the last living Inca towns. This is so because their streets maintain the same outline to the one of the time of the Incas. We will visit the wonderful archaeological complex located there overnight in this beautiful Village.
Day 11.- Machu Picchu – Cusco
Machu Picchu: Side ViewBreakfast. Very early in the morning breakfast and after that transfer to the train station. The train leaves from Ollantaytambo and arrives at the Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes) station after 2 hours approx. Immediately we will board the bus that will take us to Machu Picchu. We will continue with a guided visit to this magical place for about 2 hours, knowing the temple of the three windows, the solar clock, among others. At the end, we will have a free time, where the bus will pick up us and take us to the town of Aguas Calientes. We´ll take the train and a bus to return to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 12.- Cusco out – Cloud Forest
Explorador Inca - Amazonas - Puerto AtalayaManu River We leave Cusco early in the morning in our specialized overland vehicles. At approximately mid-morning we visit the interesting tombs of Ninamarca, commonly known as "Chullpas". We continue to Paucartambo, a Spanish colonial town, and then to the Acjanacu pass, which marks the beginning of the Cultural Zone of Manu Biosphere Reserve. There, a thick cloak of clouds provides perpetual humidity and makes an ideal habitat plants such as bromeliads. This varied and fascinating world is a home of the Cock of the Rock, Spectacled Bear, Orchids, Tree Ferns (one of the oldest living plants), mosses and lichens. This cloud forest exists between 2,000 and 3,500 masl. and at least 50% of the plant specimens found here are endemic to this region. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 13.- Cloud Forest – Atalaya – Canopy Tour
Today we will wake up very early to observe the Cock of the Rock(Rupicola peruviana), Peru's national bird from a platform. The male birds on this area such as vibrant reddish orange, and as many as several dozens come together for an exhibition of a mating ritual dance in a place called Lek. The males display their crest, showing off and posturing for the females. The females, fewer in number, watch the show to select the most suitable males. After breakfast, we continue in our overland transport down the narrow road between waterfalls and canyons toward the town of Pilcopata town.
A 30 minutes bus ride to the port ofAtalaya where we will board our covered outboard motor boat and head down to the Alto Madre de Dios River for approximately 30 minutes towards our Lodge where we will spend the next one night. The Lodge is located in a transition zone between high and low jungle (600masl to 1,150masl, 1,200 to 3,450 feet)encompassing different habitats. Giant Otter in ManuThis altitude range explains the high diversity of wildlife found in this lodge, so immediately after breakfast, we will start a short ride by boat for 5 minutes to visit a small lake near to the Alto Madre de Dios River.
There we are going to have the chance to see the Hoatzin, a primitive bird, white caimans, many species of birds, insects, etc. then we will walk for 30 minutes. During the hike our guide will talk about insects, medicinal plants, trees, reptiles, mammals, etc.until we reach the Machuwasi Lagoon where we will install the telescope to observe the beautiful and interesting birds. Later, we will have the opportunity to make the Canopy Tour. It consists in having our guests traverse from tree to tree and platform to platform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables zip lines, as they sail through the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy, and over the trails far below. Expert guides assist you in this exciting journey through the different layers of the virgin rain forests and explain what's going on around you from the time you leave the ground until you rappel back down to the forest floor. Overnight in lodge.
Day 14.- Macaw clay lick – Atalaya – Cusco
Macaw Collpa in Manu After having breakfast, we will board our boat to sail for 10 minutes to go to the Collpa, an argillaceous wall on one side of the river where the different specimens of parrots like the dark-brown blue, parrot white eye head and the Macaw Maracano, among others, go there each morning to extract and to lick clay pieces that contain necessary minerals for their dietetic balance.When finalizing this daily activity, we will continue in the boat towards thePort of Atalaya, where the bus is waiting to take us back to the city of Cusco, arriving at this city at night. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 15.- Cusco out – Lima in
Breakfast. Free morning. At an appropriate time transfer to the Airport to board the flight to Lima. In Lima, reception and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Lima.
Day 16.- Lima out
Breakfast. At an appropriate hour transfer to the airport to return to your origin city or next destination.
- Trip Duration: 16 Days / 15 Nights
- Start: Lima / Finish: Lima
What is included?
*** Customized Attention ***
- Transfer Airport/Station – Hotel – Airport/Station.
- 03 nights including breakfasts in Lima
- 01 nights accommodation including breakfasts in Arequipa
- 01 night including breakfast in Chivay
- 04 nights in Hotel in Cusco including breakfasts.
- 01 night in hotel in Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) including breakfast
- 02 nights in Lodge in the Jungle in full board basis.
- 02 nights in Puno including breakfasts.
- 01 night in bus, Transportation Lima – Arequipa in Bed/Bus Service.
- City Tour Lima Colonial and Modern
- Flyby the Nazca Lines
- City Tour, Colca Canyon in Arequipa
- Bus from Chivay to Puno
- Cusco, Sacred Valley, Tour Machu Picchu – train Expedition in Cusco.
- Tour Taquile and Uros Islands in Puno
- Tourist bus Puno - Cusco, with buffet lunch and drinks on board
- Entrances to tourist attractions.
- Tour ,Manu NationalPark 3d2n
- Professional Guidance (Spanish – English)
- Domestic Flight Cusco – Lima
What is not included?
- Air Taxes.
- Drinks and Personal Expenses.
- National and International Personal Calls.
- Others unspecified.