PERU PANORAMA AREQUIPA AND CUSCO
07 DAYS | 06 NIGHTS
DAY 01: AREQUIPA—PEDESTRIAN CITY TOUR & CONVENT OF SANTA CATALINA
Reception in the city of Arequipa and transfer to the hotel.
Our staff will be waiting for you in the arrival hall with a sign with your name and our company logo. Previously, we will be in contact via e-mail or phone number or WhatsApp.
In the course of the trip you will be given an introduction to our activities, including maps, and recommendations of the best places to eat, among other useful information.
In the afternoon we will visit on foot the city of Arequipa, the Plaza de Armas, where we will see the exterior of the Cathedral, the Church and Cloisters of the Company of Jesus, Casona Tristán del Pozo and the Artisan Center. Then we will visit the convent of Santa Catalina, a "small city" of the seventeenth century opened to the public in 1970 after 400 years of cloister, transporting visitors four centuries in the past, will tour numerous and spacious courtyards and gardens, the kitchen and the rooms of the slaves and stone washhouses. Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Arequipa.
DAY 02: AREQUIPA / COLCA
8.00 Hrs. TWO DAY EXCURSION TO THE COLCA CANYON.
We will start our trip on the way to Yura to enter Pampa Cañahuas, where we can appreciate the herds of vicuñas and the back of the volcanoes Chachani, Misti and Pichu Pichu, entering the Pagodas where we can appreciate the geological formations of the area. Then we will stop in a restaurant where we will have lunch (at the expense of the Pax) and continue to the wetlands where we will appreciate the large number of birds, both migratory and local, then we will arrive at the Mirador de los Volcanes, where you can see the Cordillera del Chila and all the volcanoes in the area, entering Chivay at approximately 13.30 hrs. Accommodation at the hotel. In the afternoon, free time, we suggest visiting the thermal baths of La Calera where we will take a refreshing bath in hot springs.
Overnight in Colca.
DAY 03: COLCA / AREQUIPA / CUSCO
Breakfast at the hotel. 06.00 a.m. approx. visit the Cruz del Condor, where we will appreciate the flight of the condors and the depth of the Canyon, then visit the villages of Pinchollo, Achoma and Yanque and we will have several stops at the main viewpoints of the Canyon, where we will appreciate Colcas, hanging tombs, Litomaquetas and others, We will return to Chivay where we will have time for lunch (on behalf of the Pax) 13.30 hours approx., we will begin our return trip to the city of Arequipa (Estimated time of arrival 16.30 to 17.00 hours). In Arequipa, we can leave the luggage in custody in the offices of the local operator, until the time of departure transfer to the bus station. 20.30 Departure by Cruz del Sur bus to Cusco (estimated travel time 10 hours).
Overnight on board the bus.
DAY 04: CUSCO—CITY TOUR AND NEARBY RUINS
Arrival in Cusco. Reception at the bus station and transfer to the chosen hotel. Between 13:00 - 13:20 hrs., we will start picking you up from your hotel to begin the visit to the city and nearby ruins: the tour will show us the impressive colonial city built on Inca foundations; we will visit THE CATHEDRAL, of Renaissance structure and with fine paintings of the "Cuzco School", KORICANCHA, or Temple of the Sun. We continue with the visit to the four ruins near Cusco: SACSAYHUAMAN (great fortress located 5 km from the city), QENQO (sacred amphitheater, center of worship to the god Puma, place where human sacrifices were made), PUCAPUCARA ("red fortress" due to the hue that acquires its rocks with the light of twilight) and TAMBOMACHAY (temple to worship the water). Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 05: CUSCO—SACRED VALLEY
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, pick up from the hotel to make our visit to the Sacred Valley. During the tour we will visit the town of Pisac, picturesque colonial mestizo town, in the same way on Sundays is celebrated Mass in Quechua, then we visit on the way the towns of Ccoya, Lamay, Calca and Urubamba. Buffet lunch. In the afternoon guided visit of the town of Ollantaytambo, site where the archaeological park of Ollantaytambo is located, a gigantic agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military complex in the time of Tahuantinsuyo. Return and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 06: CUSCO—MACHU PICCHU
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the train station to start our trip to the citadel of Machu Picchu, after a 3:30 hrs tour. Transfer to Puente Ruinas station, where we will take the buses that will take us to the Lost City of the Incas, "Machu Picchu", discovered in 1911. We will enjoy a guided tour of the main buildings of the citadel such as: The Mirador, Temple of the Three Windows, The Intihuatana, The Main Square, etc. Return to the town of Aguas Calientes. Lunch included. In the afternoon, we will take the train to return to Cusco. Arrival to the city of Cusco and transfer to the chosen hotel.
Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 07: CUSCO
Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, departure transfer.
END OF OUR SERVICES
- Breakfast on this day will depend on the time of departure transfer from the hotel.
- Excursion times will be reconfirmed at destination.
- Shared services with professional guide in English or Spanish.
- Entrance fees to the attractions included
- Transfers in / out in Arequipa
- 01 Night accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast.
- 01 Night accommodation in Chivay with breakfast.
- Pedestrian City Tour and Convent of Santa Catalina
- Colca 02D/01N Program
- Bus ticket Arequipa/Cusco night - Cruz del Sur or similar (Night on board)
- Transfers in / out in Cusco
- 03 Nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfasts
- City Tour and nearby ruins
- Sacred Valley of the Incas with lunch
- Machu Picchu with lunch by train, Expedition Peru Rail or Executive Inca Rail (subject to availability).
- Domestic or international air tickets.
- Services not detailed in the program.