Marvelous Luxury Circuit in 15 days


The best way to know Peru, with an Adventure Program Suite and De Luxe, of maximum expressions and adventures in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, knows the Fortress and constructions of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, which undoubtedly will know completely from beginning to end of the existence of this ancient culture. Your best choice if you want to visit Peru in one week, visiting and enjoying the beauty, comfort and luxury.

This tour includes a night tour of the city of Lima in a comfortable transport, which will take you to the Miraflores Park Hotel, one of the most impressive 5 star hotels in Lima, which offers an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. In Cusco you will have a private city tour visiting also the 4 ruins located around Cusco, and a 2 day visit to Machu Picchu with overnight stay at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located at the top of the mountain next to Machu Picchu. You will also travel on the most luxurious train of all, the Hiram Bingham. The Hiram Bingham service cars with their distinctive blue and gold colors are warm and welcoming, with elegant interior upholstery.

Program:

  • DAY 01: LIMA

Transfer in Lima

  • DAY 02: LIMA

Dinner Show in Lima

07:00pm - 10:00pm

  • DAY 03: LIMA

Free day in Lima

  • DAY 04: PARACAS, ICA AND NASCA

Excursion Ballestas Islands

Huacachina Oasis Excursion

03:00am - 09:00pm

  • DAY 05: NASCA

Flight over the Nasca Lines

08:00am

Bus Nasca - Arequipa

2:30pm - 12:30pm

  • DAY 06: AREQUIPA

Day off

  • DAY 07: AREQUIPA COLCA 1ST DAY

Colca Excursion 1st day: Visit to Chivay and La Calera Thermal Baths

08:00am - 05:30pm

  • DAY 08: AREQUIPA COLCA 2ND DAY

Colca tour 2nd day: Visit to Yanque and the flight of the condors

06:00am - 07:00pm

  • DAY 09: PUNO

Lake Titicaca Excursion

07:00am - 04:00pm

  • DAY 10: PUNO – CUSCO

Excursion Route of the Sun

06:00am - 05:00pm

  • DAY 11: CUSCO

City Tour Excursion

01:00pm - 07:00pm

  • DAY 12: CUSCO

Excursion to the Sacred Valley and train to Aguas Calientes

08:00am - 08:00pm

  • DAY 13: CUSCO

Machupicchu Tour

07:00am - 07:00pm

  • DAY 14: CUSCO

Day off

  • DAY 15: CUSCO

Transfer out hotel to the airport in Cusco

Observations for the trip:

  • The Itinerary may change according to availability, weather and health condition of the hikers.
  • Good physical condition is required as the Inca Trail includes walks of up to 9 hours a day.
  • The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.


ITINERARY



Day 1: LIMA

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation: 161 masl / 528 ft ASL

Welcome to Lima, The City of the Kings, the title of nobility that until now has, Lima grows as a metropolis in a fast and modern way. Being the only capital city of America on the seafront, Lima is populous (more than 8 million inhabitants) and full of world-famous attractions and restaurants. It is the gastronomic capital of America and only for that reason, one of the many that it has, becomes a pleasant tourist center. Its beaches also offer us the beauty of its women and its waves. Its neighborhoods, on the other hand, will show us the deep heart of a city that demonstrates the powerful destiny of Peru.

We will receive in the airport then you will be transferred to your hotel for resting this night.


Day 2: DINNER SHOW

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation: 161 masl / 528 ft ASL

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day.

In the evening we will transfer you to a theme restaurant, where you will enjoy a buffet dinner + a spectacular show of typical Peruvian dances.

19:00 Pick up time to go to La Dama Juana restaurant. Our driver will pick you up and take you to the restaurant. Several typical Peruvian dishes in a complete buffet dinner. Enjoy the show and also the exquisite dinner.

22:00 Return to the hotel. Overnight in Lima.

Overnight in Lima.


Day 3: LIMA

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation: 161 masl / 528 ft ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

Rest of the day off to enjoy the wonders of the city.

Overnight in Lima.


Day 4: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Paracas, Ica.

Highest Elevation (Ica): 406 masl / 1,332.02 ft ASL

At 2:50 am we will pick you up from the hotel to take the bus from Lima to Paracas. Our bus will leave at 4:00 am and after 3 hours we will arrive in Paracas.

8:00 am pick up from Paracas and start of the Ballestas Islands Tour. From the Paracas spa, you can visit the Ballestas islands by boat, habitat of sea lions, guano birds, penguins and a diversity of marine fauna. On the way you can see a figure El Candelabro, engraved on the side of a hill, is a geoglyph with a rock formation eroded by the wind and the sea. It is more than 120 meters long and is also called Tres Cruces or Tridente. The best way to appreciate it is from the sea.

At noon we will take a bus from Paracas to Ica for around 3 hours. Upon arrival in Ica we will continue the excursion of Tubular rides is a fantastic adventure in the middle of the desert where you can enjoy the high and low dunes and you can feel the adrenaline on these desert roller coasters.

In the high parts of the desert you can practice sand boarding; our official driver will instruct you so that you can safely drop it if you do not have experience in this sport.

At 06:00 pm we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night there and take the over flight of the Nazca lines the next day.
 

Overnight in Nazca. 


Day 5: NAZCA: FLIGHT OVER THE MAJESTIC NAZCA LINES

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa.

Places: Ica, Nazca, Nazca airfield, Arequipa.

Highest elevation (Arequipa) : 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

Early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the aerodrome where we will board a light plane for a memorable air excursion over the Nazca Lines. A bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until you board the plane. This over flight over the Nazca Lines will cover the extension of the Nazca desert stone, whose surface is marked by gigantic drawings and geometric figures.

The over flight to the Nazca lines takes approximately 35 minutes and is the best way to see these fascinating lines and drawings that have intrigued people for years. Here, you will be able to see the different figures traced on the stone surface of the Nazca desert, representing stylized animals and plants, distributed in a huge maze of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals that have been preserved for almost 2000 years. It is one of the most incredible legacies that a culture has left behind and that can only be seen from the sky at an altitude of 1500 feet. After the over flight we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at 11:30 pm.

We will be assisted upon arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Arequipa 


Day 6: AREQUIPA: CITY TOUR IN AREQUIPA

Locations: surrounding Arequipa

Highest elevation: 2,335 masl / 7.661ft ASL

Breakfast at the hotel.

Colonial City Tour and Miradors in the afternoon.

02:00pm we will start with the pick up from your hotel to go to the first places to visit: the Carmen Alto and Yanahuara viewpoints. From these places we will have panoramic views of the city and the Misti volcano.

Then we will go to the parade ground, where we will receive explanations about the cathedral, the surrounding portals and the church of the Society of Jesus. Later, we will move to the Santa Catalina Monastery, a cloister from the colonial period, which over time was transformed into a small village that gives us a very good idea of how the buildings of the city of Arequipa were in the 17th century. With this tour we will finish our tour.

Overnight in Arequipa.


Day 7: AREQUIPA - CHIVAY (THERMAL BATHS OF LA CALERA AND CHIVAY)

Locations: surrounding Arequipa

Highest elevation (Chivay): 3,635masl / 11,925.85 ft ASL

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Chivay

After the breakfast in the hotel between 08:00am - 08:30am we will pick you up from the hotel and we will begin our journey by the way to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that zone, then we will border the volcano Chachani and we will pass by the National Reserve of Salt mines and Aguada Blanca until arriving at Pampa Cañahuas, in this place the guide will explain on the flora and fauna of the zone, here we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA. Continuing with the tour on the way we will make a small stop in Patahuasi (house at the top) to drink the coca tea. Immediately we will continue the trip towards the bofedales where we will observe different species of birds as much local as migratory to the zone according to season, soon we will continue until Patapampa, highest point of the trip located to 4900 m.a.s.l approx. Also well-known like the Viewpoint of the Andes, here different volcanos like Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani can be seen.

At noon we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we can have lunch and then go to the hotel, we will have some time to rest and then continue to the thermal baths of La Calera. These open-air baths have medicinal hot springs that will make us enjoy a magical moment after the morning bus ride.

We will return to the hotel to rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.


Day 8: COLCA CANYON - PUNO

The highest elevation (Puno): 4,500 m.a.s.l / 14,763.78 feet ASL

Canyon depth: 4,600 meters

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puno

After breakfast we will leave towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, where you will be able to observe the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon. On the way we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, Wititi dances as well as the typical costume of the area. The dance of the Wititi of the Colca Valley is a traditional popular dance that is related to the beginning of adulthood. It takes the form of a love-courting ritual and is usually performed by young people during religious festivities held throughout the rainy season. Pairs of dancers line up in rows and perform various steps to the music. The dancers wear finely embroidered costumes with colorful natural motifs, and are played with characteristic hats. The dancers wear two women's skirts, a military shirt, a shawl and hats with attachments. The representation of the Wititi coincides with the beginning of the agricultural production cycle and symbolizes the renewal of nature and society. On the way back to Chivay we will visit the villages of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, where the guide will explain the different customs of the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces. We will be in Chivay and at noon so we will have lunch and then resume our journey to Puno.  We will board the bus to Puno. The bus makes stops en route and we will be able to appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca.

We will be assisted and transferred to the hotel upon arrival in Puno.


Day 9: PUNO: FULL DAY LAKE TITICACA (UROS & TAQUILLE ISLANDS)

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.

Places: Puno, Lake Titicaca, floating islands of the Uros, Taquile, Puno

The highest elevation (Taquile): 4,050 masl / 13,287 ft ASL

At 7:00 am we will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Lake Titicaca port, where our local guide will be waiting for us with the boat to start our adventure on Lake Titicaca. Once we have departed, our guide will explain important points of this great lake, and a few minutes later we will arrive at the famous floating islands of Los Uros.

Here we will stop at one of the islands, visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities that have lived for years in the highlands.

Later we will return to the boat and continue our journey to Taquile Island.

The boat trip takes approximately 3 hours. Taquile is a huge island that is characterized by its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors will be able to observe how the people of the island make ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high Andean clothing, all handmade. In order to reach the top of the island, we will have to walk along a beautiful trail, somewhat steep, that offers spectacular views of the lake. Here we advise you to walk slowly and take it easy, as you are walking over 3800 meters high.

After approximately 45 minutes we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we will be able to rest and visit a small on-site museum, which shows through pictures important aspects of the life of the people of Taquile. Our group will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the square. After lunch the visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take pictures with the islanders.

Later we will descend to the dock and start our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00pm.


Day 10: PUNO – CUSCO “ROUTE OF THE SUN”

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Puno, Pucará, La raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Sicuani, Cusco.

Elevation (Puno) : 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL

After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and transfer you to the bus station at the Puno terminal

During our tour that lasts 10 hours approximately we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the places of tourist interest of the south corridor of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya to 4335 msnm and the Inka Aymara museum of Pukara. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take pictures and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable one.

We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 pm and will be assisted in our transfer to the hotel where we will spend the night


Day 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Food: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Plaza de Armas, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay

The highest elevation (Sacsayhuaman):  3,700 masl / 12,139 ft ASL

During the morning you can take a short walk through the streets and avenues of the city on your own, to acclimatize, take some pictures or do some shopping. Note that we will have a tour in the afternoon so you should have lunch at noon and buy water to hydrate yourself.

Traditional city tour in Cusco

01:00 pm pick up from the hotel, at 13:30 pm start our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide detailed information of all the tourist attractions that we will visit, will be attentive to any questions and / or needs that each of our visitors require.

The places we have to visit are. The main temple of the Sun also known as the "Qoricancha", "Sacsayhuaman" known as the head of the Puma in reference to the fact that the City of Cusco had the shape of a Puma in Inca times and the head of this puma was exactly Sacsayhuaman, Then we visit Qenqo, a temple in honor of Mother Earth or Pachamama, we continue through Pucapucara or control center of the entrance to the sacred city of Cusco, later we visit Tambomachay, an Inca resting place and at the same time a temple to the natural element of water.

Overnight in Cusco.


Day 12: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY AND TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES

Food: Breakfast and lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.

Highest elevation : 3,999 m.a.s.l /11,151 ft ASL

After breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, we will be leaving the city to cross the archaeological park of Sacsahuaman and arrive at the Taray lookout point, a wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current farmland surrounding the sacred river of the Inkas "Willcamayuc", Later on we will visit the archaeological park of Pisaq , we will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq , which is very colorful as the local people come to sell or acquire local products that the population needs.

Pisaq's indigenous market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After some free time we will continue our trip towards the Urubamba area, where we will have time to have lunch in the restaurant with buffet service, where you can taste a little bit of the great variety of dishes presented with the best products of the area.

Continuing our journey we arrive at the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo.

After our free time and depending on the time, we will be boarding the tourist train to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town.

Arrival to Machupicchu town, personalized assistance at the train station and transfer to the selected hotel.

Optionally, visit to the town's hot springs.


Day 13: MACHUPICCHU TOUR

Food: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Ollantaytambo Station, Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)

Elevation MachuPicchu: 2430 m.a.s.l /7972 ft ASL

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in the morning. Because we will transfer you from the hotel to the bus station. We will board the tourist bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu, along the way of 30 minutes approximately, we appreciate the abundant forest of this national reserve.

When we get there we will have a 02 hour guide through the main palaces and attractions of the Inca city and its attractions.

After that you will have free time to enjoy this world wonder at your own pace. Having enough time to take pictures.

We recommend visiting the Casa de las Escogidas, the Intiwatana (sundial, which marks the seasons), Kallancas (sheds for the warriors), baths and aqueducts, as well as its wide areas with terraces.

Also climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, visit the Sun Gate and Inca Bridge or whatever you see as convenient to do in that time.

Even if you were not able to visit the town's hot springs the night before, this day will have plenty of time to enjoy it.

At the indicated time we will be approaching the train station, to board the train and begin our return trip to Ollantaytambo and then a tour bus to Cusco.

The train usually leaves at 3:20 pm

07:00 pm arrival in Cusco.

Transfer to the Hotel.


Day 14: CUSCO RELAXED

Food: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco.

Elevation (Cusco): 3,999 m.a.s.l/11,151 ft ASL

After breakfast you will have time for activities of your choice.

In Cusco, every corner tells a story and every story is captivating, mystical and welcoming. Peculiar streets with names like: Ataúd, Siete Culebras, Purgatorio, Resbalosa. Streets where time seems to have stopped, where every corner is a story, where the stones are kept alive because they are intact.

Cusco today preserves that ancestral magic that captivates thousands of visitors who become part of this living history. Enjoy this day because it is yours.

Food: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Lima.

This is your last day in Cusco, let's hope this tour has fascinated you as much as it has us. Enjoy your breakfast in the morning and get ready to leave because at the scheduled time we will take you to the airport so you can take a flight to Lima, where you will also take a flight home.


MORE INFORMATION


LIMA

  • Transfer in/out airport - hotel - airport Private Service
  • 03 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Dinner show in Lima with transfers to the restaurant

PARACAS, ICA, NASCA

  • Transfer hotel Lima to the bus station Private Service
  • Bus Lima - Paracas
  • Excursion Ballestas Islands
  • Bus Paracas - Ica and transfer to the Huacachina oasis
  • Huacachina tour and sandboarding
  • Bus Ica - Nazca
  • 01 night accommodation in Nazca with breakfast
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines
  • Bus Nazca - Arequipa

AREQUIPA

  • Transfer from the bus station to the hotel
  • 02 nights accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • Colonial City Tour in Arequipa
  • 01 night accommodation in Chivay with breakfast
  • Colca Canyon Tour 2D/1N with Lunch and Dinner in Chivay the first day and only lunch the second day.
  • Tourist bus Chivay - Puno via 4M

PUNO

  • Transfer in/out airport - hotel - airport Private Service
  • 02 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Lake Titicaca Excursion Full Day + Buffet Lunch Private Service
  • Excursion of the Route of the Sun Puno - Cusco + Buffet Lunch

CUSCO

  • Transfer in/out bus station - hotel - airport Private Service
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes with breakfast
  • Excursion City Tour Traditional Cusco with income and guided tour to Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Pukapukara. Private Service
  • Excursion Sacred Valley Full Day + lunch Private Service
  • Transfer hotel - train station Ollantaytambo - hotel
  • Train to and from Ollantaytambo - Machupicchu Pueblo - Ollantaytambo
  • Bus up and down Consettur Machupicchu Pueblo - Machupicchu - Machupicchu Pueblo
  • Entrance to Machupicchu
  • Buffet lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Guided in Machupicchu Private Service

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International and National Air Tickets
  • Food not mentioned in Lima and Cusco

Extras:

  • Upgrade the Vistadome train ($50).
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu or Sacred Mountain of Machupicchu ($35) - There is a limited space in Huayna Picchu (400 people per day), so it is a good idea to book in advance.
  • Original passport
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) if you have a student discount
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented as well)
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags
  • Water, money to buy water along the way or water purification tablets
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Torch with batteries

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TRIP DETAILS

Duration:

5 Days & 4 Night

Departures Dates:

Every day (Please check availability in our groups)

Activities:

Visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo, trek the Lares route, visit Machu Picchu

Type of Tour:

Archaeological Cultural Landscape Ecological

Meals provided:


Vegetarian option at no extra cost. Check our regular menú

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