PERU: Lima – Arequipa – Colca – Puno – Cusco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
11 days/10 nights from Wednesday – Saturday
Budget Class rates exclusive air tickets starting from:
TRIPLE: USD 1399,- P.P.
DOUBLE: USD 1460,- P.P.
SINGLE: USD 1775,–
Tourist class rates exclusive air tickets:
TRIPLE: USD 1475,- P.P.
DOUBLE: USD 1560,- P.P.
SINGLE: USD 1988,-
Minimum number of travelers: 2
Guided from Paramaribo with a minimum of 12
N.B. rates and program are subject to change
Day 1: Lima
Arrival in Lima, assistance, and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Lima.
Day 2: Lima/Arequipa – City Tour & Santa Catalina Convent
At the arranged time transfer from your hotel in Lima to the airport for your flight to Arequipa. At your arrival assistance, and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon, be captivated by the beautiful “Ciudad Blanca de Arequipa” (White City of Arequipa) name given due to the volcanic ashlars stones used in its structure. Admire the Main Square, the Cathedral, make a stop at the viewing platforms of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara to get a great photo of the city, finally visit Saint Catalina Convent built in the 16th century with its 215,000-sq. ft. of monastery cloister, nun´s cell, convents, and volcanic stone fountains surrounded by gardens and narrow alleys. Accommodation in Arequipa.
Day 3: Arequipa/Colca Valley
Admire and appreciate the wonderful mountain scenery near the majestic flight of the condor in the Colca Canyon, considered the deepest canyon in the world. Early in the morning, you will leave Arequipa via Yura along the skirts Chachani mountain, Pampa de Arrieros, Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve where you may admire the vicuñas. We will continue to Vizcachani and Pampas de Toccra, home to a large variety of birds.
Once in Chivay recover your energy with a delicious lunch and then enjoy the afternoon on your own. As a suggested activity, we recommend a visit to “La Calera”, (hot water Springs) known for its natural medicinal properties (this activity is not included, please ask for rates). Accommodation in Colca.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 4: Colca Valley/Puno
Appreciate a beautiful Andean sunrise along the Colca Canyon towards the path that leads to Cruz del Condor (Condor´s Cross), a place offering the most spectacular landscapes of the entire canyon, here you can see the elegant flight of these huge birds whose wings extend up to 3 meters; admire its majestic flight and get an excellent view of the Colca Canyon, a unique opportunity to take great pictures. You will return to Chivay for lunch (not included) and finally take the bus to Puno. At your arrival assistance, and transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation in Puno.
Day 5: Puno/Titicaca Lake/Puno
Sail the waters of Lake Titicaca. Early in the morning, you will start an excursion to the highest lake in the world. The tour includes a visit to Uros Island where you can go by comfortable motorboats. Uros is part of Aymara ethnic family of islands that live on artificial islands made of floating reeds (Totora is a plant that exists in the region).
From here you can reach the hills of Taquile Island. Gifted with several hills and harboring archaeological sites, the island’s main activity are textiles (hand works of art) representing scenes of everyday life. You will have lunch at a nearby local place. Accommodation in Puno.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 6: Puno/Cusco – The Route of the Sun
Embark on a comfortable tour bus and go through beautiful Andean landscapes up to the city of Cusco. On the way, you will see several touristic attractions such as Pukara, the first stop in route to Cuzco. In Pukara you can take a guided tour of the Museum that holds the remains of many archeological figures of Andean times. We will also go through La Raya, the highest point in the entire tour (14,223 ft.). Here you can enjoy few minutes to admire the landscape and take some amazing photos before continuing. The bus will stop for lunch at Sicuani village, where you will then continue the tour to the archeological center of Raqch’i, an enormous building made in honor of Wiracocha God, finally, you´ll arrive at Saint Peter Church of Andahuaylillas, also known as the Sistine Chapel of America. Arrival to Cusco. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation in Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 7: Cusco – City Tour & Archaeological Park
Morning at leisure.
In the afternoon, admire the wonderful pre-Hispanic and colonial legacy of Cusco city, an interesting journey where you will learn about Koricancha (Temple of the Sun), ancient place of worship to the Sun, God of the Incas where the convent of Santo Domingo was built, gaze the beauty of Cusco city´s Main Square and admire the most representative sculptures and paintings of Cusco´s Art inside the cathedral.
Touring the city suburbs, we will visit the Inca complexes of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara and the impressive Sacsayhuaman Fortress, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco, famous for its external walls built with huge stones cut and assembled with stunning precision.
Accommodation in Cusco.
Day 8: Cusco/Sacred Valley of the Incas
Visit the Sacred Valley, a picturesque tour where you can see important archaeological remains, landscapes, and village customs.
This tour starts with the first stop at Awanacancha Complex, here you can have the chance to feed Andean Camelids such as llamas and alpacas; you will also meet local people who will show their techniques for weaving in their sites.
The tour will include the visit of the typical Pisaq Market where you can have the chance to shop or buy handicrafts and try the traditional costumes. Enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you’ll visit Ollantaytambo Fortress, made up by series of overlapped steps and terraces, built to protect the city from any invasion coming from the jungle through this part of the valley. You’ll have the opportunity to walk the narrow streets of the village and get a first-hand feeling of this military, religious and cultural center of the Inca Empire. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Sacred Valley.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 9: Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu/Cusco
Live one of the most fascinating and extraordinary experiences of the world: touring Machu Picchu. The adventure begins by embarking on one of the most beautiful railway routes, go through picturesque Andean landscapes and enjoy the amazing lush jungle until you arrive at the Aguas Calientes town; here you´ll take the bus for a 30-minute drive along a zigzagging path leading to the marvelous citadel. Machu Picchu may have been home to Pachacutec, first Inca emperor and is now one of the New 7 Wonders of the modern world. Walk through go passageways and alleys of the citadel, witness the architectonic greatness of the Inca Empire and Enjoy this unique place in the world. Take free time to enjoy the mystical energy and natural beauty of the site before returning to Aguas Calientes for lunch. In the afternoon, you will take your train back to Cusco. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 10: Cusco/Lima
Transfer from the hotel to the airport to board your flight back to Lima. Assistance and transfer to the hotel.
14.00hrs approx.. In the afternoon, visit the most important sites of Lima and wrap yourself in its charm and tradition. Visit the impressive historical center and go through the Main Square, The Government Palace, City Hall, The Archbishop’s Palace and the Cathedral. You will visit the most representative Convent in Lima that displays the largest monumental group of Colonial Art found in America, here you will see and explore the architectural set of religious buildings.
Finally, take a tour through the financial and residential San Isidro district and enjoy an excellent view of the Pacific Ocean from Miraflores, the most touristic district of our city. Transfer to hotel.
Accommodation in Lima
Day 11: Lima/…
Early in the morning transfer from the hotel to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast 2 go