Classic Luxury Peru (Lima, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa and Colca) 12 days 11 nights

Classic Luxury Peru (Lima, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa and Colca)

12 Days | 11 Nights

Embark on an unforgettable trip in Peru!, which combines colonial buildings in Lima, historical ruins in Machu Picchu, marine life in Ballestas Islands, thermo medicinal baths in Chivay and floating islands in Puno.

On this trip of 12 days and 11 nights, you will be able to learn about the history of Peru in Lima, visiting its main tourist attractions. Afterwards you will visit Ica to enjoy the islands, marine fauna and Huacachina. Then, in Cusco you can tour the Sacred Valley and visit Machu Picchu. In Puno, you will visit Lake Titicaca and you will be able to visit the floating islands of the Uros and the Island of Taquile. In Arequipa, the White City, you will visit the Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world.

Machu Picchu

This tourist package provides you with all the transfers, accommodation in first-class hotels, food, a professional guide in Spanish or English and an unforgettable experience. What are you waiting for to book your trip? Live the magic of Peru with us!

DAY 01: “LIMA – CITY TOUR”

Love Park of Lima

Transfer from Lima airport to the selected hotel.

Our tour begins by visiting El Parque del amor, where we appreciate the extraordinary landscape of the Costa Verde and the Pacific Ocean.

Then we move to the Lima Pre-Hispanic Pyramid Huaca Pucllana (panoramic visit), ancient Ceremonial and archaeological Center built in the 4th century AD. and considered a Sacred Town of the Incas. We will also visit El Olivar Park.

Then we will arrive at the Historic Center of Lima, to visit on a pedestrian basis and appreciate the Plaza de Armas, Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace, Municipal Palace, its beautiful Balconies, Colonial Mansions, main streets.

We will also find the Monumental Complex of San Francisco, which constitutes the largest example of colonial religious art in America. Where its main attraction is the visit to its underground crypts known as The Catacombs.

Night in Lima.

DAY 02: “LIMA – FULL DAY PARACAS ICA”

Oasis Huacachina

Between 4:30 to 5:00 am We will pick you up from the hotel

9:30 AM The first stop will be the marina dock to pass the SERNAMP control and wait to embark to the Ballestas Islands. On the slides we will enter the wonderful marine world for an average of two hours. We begin by stopping at the figure on the sand known as “The Candelabra” where the guide will explain to us. the different theories about its function. We continue sailing with the sea breeze above us until we reach the Islands and surround ourselves with the abundant marine life. Sea lions, Humboldt penguins, countless guano birds and with luck a curious dolphin await us. You won't want to put away your camera! Then we travel to Ica for an average of 1 hour until we reach the “10 Acres” restaurant and winery, here. We will have our lunch and an exquisite and fun tasting of wines and piscos from the area. Then we continue to the Huacachina Oasis. There We will get off the bus to get on the tubes that will take us up and down the endless dunes of Ica. We will also slide with the sandboards from the highest heights. After this adrenaline experience you will have enough time to walk through the oasis, take photos and do the last shopping.

5:30 PM We begin the journey home.

10:30 PM Approximate arrival at the hotel.

Night accommodation in Lima

DAY 03: “LIMA – CUSCO – CITY TOUR”

Koricancha

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the indicated time transfer to Lima airport.

Flight Lima Cusco (on behalf of the Paxs)

Reception at the Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel.

At the coordinated time we will begin picking up from the hotels, to begin the visit to the city and nearby ruins, we will visit KORICANCHA, the most sacred and important building of the Tahuantinsuyo empire, also known as the Temple of the Sun.

We continue with the visit to the four ruins surrounding Cusco: SACSAYHUAMAN (large fortress located 5 km from the city), QENQO (sacred amphitheater, center of worship of the god Puma, place where human sacrifices were made), PUCAPUCARA (“Fortress Red” due to the hue that its rocks acquire in the light of twilight) and TAMBOMACHAY (temple to worship water).

Night in Cusco.

DAY 04: “SACRED VALLEY”

Ollantaytambo Citadel

Breakfast at the hotel.

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Tour of the town of Pisac, a picturesque colonial mestizo town, in the same way, on Sundays the mass is celebrated in Quechua. Then we visited the towns of Ccoya, Lamay, Calca and Urubamba on the way. Buffet lunch. In the afternoon, a guided tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, where the Ollantaytambo archaeological park is located, a gigantic agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military complex in the times of Tahuantinsuyo.

Train departure from Ollantaytambo station to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Overnight in Machu Picchu Village.

DAY 05: “MACHU PICCHU”

Machu Picchu

Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the Puente Ruinas station, where we will take the buses that will take us to the Lost City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”, the most famous example of Inca architecture. It was discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. We will enjoy a guided tour of the main buildings of the citadel such as: El Mirador, Temple of the Three Windows, the Intihuatana, etc.

At the end of this tour we will take the bus down to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

You will have free time for lunch. (PASSENGER ACCOUNT)

In the afternoon departure from the Machu Picchu Pueblo train station.

Departure by train to the city of Cusco.

Arrival in the city of Cusco and transfer to the hotel.

Night in Cusco.

DAY 06: “CUSCO - PUNO”

Sistine Chapel

Breakfast at the hotel

Early in the morning, departure by tour bus with destination to Puno city (3,860 m.s.n.m.). During the trip we will pass by the Wacarpay Lagoon, offering us a spectacular view of the mountains reflected in its tranquil waters. We visited the pre Inca citadel of Pikillacta located very close to the lake. Pikillacta is a Quechua word meaning “city of fleas” and is one of the most spectacular centers of Wari culture. These ruins consist of more than 700 structures of some walls which have been erected to almost 12 meters high. We will continue towards the picturesque town of Andahuaylillas, where we will visit the Temple of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, christened as the Sistine Chapel of America, for its wealth of colonial art and frescoes covering walls, plinths, ceilings and porticoes. On the way, we will stop in Racchi, where we will visit the spectacular Inca sanctuary built by the Pachacútec Inca dedicated to the great Inca god Wiracocha.

It has a large central wall with a stone base and other walls made of adobe. In the surroundings of the temple there are various ancient buildings used as houses or warehouses. Approximately 70 km. Later, we will pass through the La Raya ranch, where we will see herds of vicuñas and llamas. Then we will travel along the Collao plateau, stopping in the city of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile center, where we will visit the Kalasaya temple, belonging to the ancient Pucara culture. Buffet lunch in a quiet and peaceful country place, where we will delight ourselves with regional culinary art. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Puno and take you to your hotel.

Night in Puno.

DAY 07: “FULL DAY UROS ISLANDS + TICKET OFFICE”

Uros Taquille

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer from the hotel to the port, to board our motor boat and visit the floating islands of Los Uros, which are approximately 30 minutes away. After a brief visit (approx. 40 min.), we will continue the trip to the Natural Island of Taquile. Whose residents are mainly dedicated to agriculture, crafts and fishing. The locals continue to live according to their ancient Inca traditions and laws with customs, religious and folklore rituals such as: Marriage (Silvinacuy), payment to the land (Pachamama).

12.00 hrs. (half day) Typical lunch. After lunch: Passengers will have two free hours to visit the town's craft center and take photographs with panoramic views and then return to the city of Puno (to their respective hotels).

Night in Puno.

DAY 08: “PUNO - CHIVAY”

Chivay thermal baths

Breakfast at the hotel

At the coordinated time, transfer to the bus station, to head to the white city of Chivay (Arequipa).

Upon arrival in the city of Chivay, we will have the reception and transfer to the hotel.

15:00 Hrs. approx. The bus will take us to the relaxing Thermo Medicinal Baths.

18:00 Hrs. approx. Return to your hotel.

20:00 Hrs. approx. Dinner in the town of Chivay.

Night accommodation in Chivay Colca

DAY 09: “COLCA – CRUZ DEL CONDOR – AREQUIPA”

Cruz del Condor Viewpoint

06:00 Hrs. approx. Breakfast at the hotel in Chivay.

07:00 Hrs. approx. Departure from Chivay to the Cruz del condor viewpoint

08:00 Hrs. approx. Arrival at the Cruz del CĂłndor, from this point you can observe the flight of the condor and also the depth of the canyon (4280m). On the way we will visit small towns and viewpoints such as:

  • Wayra Punku Wind Viewpoint: To contemplate colorful platforms.
  • Antahuilque Viewpoint: You can see amphitheater-shaped terraces.
  • Choquetico Viewpoint, The Hanging Tombs: Place where Litomaquetas made by ancient Collahuas are found.
  • Maca Church: It has beautiful altars made of Gold Leaf.

 

13:00 Hrs. approx. Time for lunch and return to the city of Arequipa.

16:00 Hrs. approx. Arrival in the City of Arequipa.

Night accommodation in Arequipa.

DAY 010: “AREQUIPA – CITY TOUR + SANTA CATALINA CONVENT + VIEWPOINTS”

St. Catherine's Monastery

Breakfast at the hotel.

14:00 Hrs. We will start our City Tour visiting the Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful in Peru; the Cathedral, an example of Peruvian architecture during the 19th century that houses precious gold and silver treasures; and the Church of La Compañia, an old Jesuit temple, perhaps the most important in Arequipa for its history and tradition. With a beautiful façade with columns carved with spirals, laurel wreaths, flowers, birds, etc. Then we will visit the convent of Santa Catalina, a 17th century "small city" opened to the public in 1970 after 400 years of cloister, transporting its visitors four centuries in the past. It will travel numerous and spacious patios and gardens, the kitchen and the slaves' quarters and the stone laundry rooms of the convent.

17:00 Hrs. Return to the hotel.

Night accommodation in Arequipa

DAY 11: “AREQUIPA (FREE)”

White city of Arequipa

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day.

Night accommodation in Arequipa.

DAY 12: “AREQUIPA - LIMA”

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the time, coordinate transfer to the airport.

END OF SERVICES.

LIMA

  • Incoming and outgoing transfers.
  • Tour en servicio compartido: Full Day Paracas Ica.
  • 01 night in Lima + breakfast.
  • Shared service tour: City Tour Lima.
  • Entrance to the attractions + Professional Spanish or English guidance.

 

CUSCO

  • In-out transfers.
  • 02 nights in Cusco + breakfast.
  • 01 night in Machu Picchu Pueblo + breakfast.
  • Shared service tour: City tour + Nearby Ruins / Full Day Sacred Valley / Machupicchu Expedition train.
  • 01 lunch on Sacred Valley tour.
  • Entrance to the attractions + Professional Spanish or English guidance.

 

PUNO

  • In-out transfers.
  • 02 nights in Puno + breakfast.
  • Tourist bus Cusco – Puno + buffet lunch.
  • Shared service tour: Full Day Uros Island + Taquile.
  • 01 lunch on Uros Island + Taquile tour.

 

AREQUIPA

  • In-out transfers.
  • 03 nights in Arequipa + breakfast.
  • 01 night in Colca + breakfast.
  • Tourist bus Puno – Arequipa.
  • Shared service tour: City Tour + Santa Catalina convent + Viewpoints + 2 Days/1 night in Colca with Visit to the Canyon
  • 01 lunch in Colca.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

  • Rates expressed in US dollars, per person.
  • Guided in Spanish or English.
  • Shared service.
  • Subject to availability, does not apply to festivities such as Easter, Inti Raymi, National Holidays, Christmas, New Year and other local festivities).
  • The order of the tours may vary.
  • Pick-ups are from central hotels, if they are outside the pick-up area, a cost will be added for transfers outside the center.

Traveler Reviews

Mayra Villa
United States (US)
Estoy muy contenta con la atencion de William y de Jheremy en este viaje a Peru realmente superaron mis expectativas adicional el guia Efrain fue muy amable explĂ­cito y saco unas fotos geniales de los dos mi esposo y yo para que lo contraten en privado.
Kriss A
Realmente muy contenta con el servicio brindado, hicieron que tenga una estadía sin preocupaciones y sobre todo la puntualidad. Gracias a nuestro guía que hizo más amena la visita, nos sentimos en casa.
Maria
Lima, PerĂş
Gran experiencia que combina lo maravillo de la naturaleza con la aventura, la visita a las Islas Ballestas fue espectacular con el Candelabro y los lobos marinos y estar en Huacachina haciendo buggy sandboarding y ver el atardecer es maravilloso. Todo es perfecto en este lugar, definitivamente lo recomiendo.

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