Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Titicaca Lake, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

Locations Visited
Machu Picchu

Trip Style
Multi-Day Tour

Length
14 Days - 13 Nights

Frequency
Everyday

Group
Semi - Private

Physical Grading
1

Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Titicaca Lake, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

DAY 1:

International arrival to Lima Assistance on your arrival to Lima “Jorge Chavez” Airport and transfer to the selected hotel.

DAY 2: LIMA: CITY TOUR /PARACAS: (B)

Breakfast. Guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the “City of Kings”.
Our tour will take you through Lima in its 3 historical periods: Pre-hispanic, Colonial and Modern. We will first show you a panoramic view of “La Huaca Pucllana”, and then you will visit the impressive Historical Downtown of Lima: Its palaces, mansions, churches and squares, ending with a visit to the residential district of San Isidro and an unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean from the district of Miraflores.
This tour includes the admission to the BCR Museum and the Complejo Monumental San Francisco and its Catacombs.

  • The BCR Museum is closed to the public on Saturdays and Sundays afternoon. It is closed all day and Mondays.
    In the afternoon transport by bus from Lima to Paracas Peninsula, where we can find the most important wildlife sanctuary on the Peruvian Coast. Arrival in Pisco and transfer to the selected Hotel.

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DAY 3: PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE / BALLESTAS ISLAND /NASCA (B)

Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands, in the Paracas National Reserve, where we can observe sea lions, bobo bird, pelicans, penguins and marine birds. On the way back, from the water, we can also see the “Candelabro” (Candelabrum), a giant figure etched in the sand on the side of a hill in the style of the Nazca Lines. In the afternoon travel by bus to the city of Nazca for overnight.

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DÍA 4: NAZCA LINES / AREQUIPA (B)

Early in the morning, after breakfast, transfer to Nazca airport for a 45-minute overflight of the enigmatic Nazca Lines. At night, travel to the city of Arequipa (about 8n hours).

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DAY 5: AREQUIPA (B)

City tour Arrival at the Arequipa City and transfer to the Select Hotel Afternoon city tour of Arequipa, including Santa Catalina monastery, the Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru, and the Cathedral, a prime example of XIX century Peruvian architecture, housing beautiful treasures in gold and silver. We also visit the La Compania Church, and ancient Jesuit temple, one face is even crowned with feathers. Then, we will visit the Santa Catalina Convent.

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DAY 6: AREQUIPA: COLCA CANYON (B)

Early in the morning, after breakfast, start your trip to the Colca Canyon, visiting on the way Pampas Cañahuas, the Mirador of the Andes, the crater of Chucura, the Mirador of Chivay, where pre-inca andens may be appreciated. Arrival to the town of Chivay at 13:00hrs. approx. Transfer to your selected lodge. Box lunch (light meals in the altitude). In the afternoon free time to visit thermal and medical baths.

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DAY 7: COLCA CANYON CONDOR CROSS / PUNO (B) (L)

After breakfast, very early in the morning, drive to the Condor’s Cross, natural observation point from where the magnitude of the Colca Canyon and the spectacular flight of the majestic condor is appreciated. On the way back to Chivay, visit to the Mirador of Chinina, where we will find the famous Hanging Tombs and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that joins the town of Yanque with Coporaque. At the town of Yanque, visit its beautiful church and its characteristic stone streets among other attractions. To have spectacular views of the Colca Valley, we will drive to the observation points of Choquetipo and Artahuilque and also to the town of Maca. After Lunch depart from Chivay (Colca canyon) to the Lake Titicaca (Puno), the bus departure at 1:30pm and arrive at 19:00 pm approximately. Overnight at selected Hotel.

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DAY 8: PUNO TITICACA LAKE, FLOATING ISLAND OF THE UROS AND ISLAND OF TAQUILE (B) (L)

Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique “Floating Islands” of the Uros. l. We continue our motorboat trip to Taquile island, . After lunch in a local Taquile inn, we have a walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long island. In the afternoon, return to Puno for overnight at the hotel.Free night.

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DAY 9: PUNO / CUSCO (B) (L)

Breakfast. Early departure by bus to the City of Cusco. We travel along the High Plateau of the Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasasaya, remnants of the ancient Pucara Culture. On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass through the La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of vicuñas and llamas. During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters.
We proceed to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling.
Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region. Upon arrival in Cusco, meet and transfer to your hotel. Dinner on your own.

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DAY 10: CUSCO SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS (B) (L)

Excursion to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, a succession of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. Pisac’s typical Indian market, In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns to arrive to the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo,. On our way back to Cusco we will visit the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lies. Admire its well preserved Inca Wall at the Main Square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico. Back to Cusco in the afternoon.

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DAY 11: CUSCO: CITY TOUR (B) (L)

City tour and visit to nearby ruins In the afternoon, we will have a guided city tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha Then, we drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft high and weighing over 350 tons. Return to the hotel. Free night.

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DAY 12: CUSCO: MACHUPICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES(B) (L)

The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco train station for a three hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machupicchu, also known as “The Lost City of the Incas”. Arrive at Aguas Calientes station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible Machupicchu. Upon arrival, we´ll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel,. After the tour you will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure. Lunch in a restaurant at Aguas Calientes town. Overnight in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.

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DAY 13: MACHUPICCHU: AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO (B) (L)

Excellent opportunity to wake up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise as well as stroll around the Town of Aguas Calientes and visit its Hot Spring Thermal waters. Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities: (not included in the overall price):
1. Visit the Citadel of Machupicchu for a second time.
2. For active or more adventurous people, we suggest to climb up the Huayna Picchu (depending on weather conditions) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machupicchu, even more amazing being high and distant. Arriving at the top takes about two hours and a half and it is recommendable before 13:00 hours. It is necessary to register at the checking point at the beginning of the trail. An exciting adventure for the travellers who want to see from the top, the nature and the carved stone emerging from the ground as if a geological miracle.
In the afternoon, back to Cusco by train, and transfer to your selected hotel for overnight.
Evening free.We recommend to dine at the hotel and have an early night.

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DAY 14: CUSCO/LIMA (B)

International Flight. Early in the morning, transfer to the airport and departure to Lima, for international conecction flight. End of our services

INCLUDES:

In Lima: Sightseeing Tour
In Ica: Excursion to the Ballestas Islands in Paracas.
In Nazca: Overflight of the Nazca lines.
In Arequipa: Sightseeing Tour and excursion by Arequipa’s countryside.
In Colca: All included (excursions and meals) and bus 4M.
In Puno: Boating excursion on Titicaca Lake, lunch in Taquile and bus Wonder Puno/Cusco.
In Cusco: Sightseeing Tour and nearby ruins.
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Excursion to Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Lunch included.
In Machupicchu: Guided visit of the Citadel including lunch and overnight.

  • 13 Nights’ accommodation
  • All breakfasts and meals as described in the program
  • All entrance tickets applicable
  • All the transfers indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bus Tkt to Paracas / Nazca / Arequipa
  • Train ticket from Cusco- Aguas Calientes-Cusco
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes- Machupicchu- Aguas Calientes
  • All applicable taxes
  • All bilingual guided tours (english/spanish) as described in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights
  • Baggage excess. (f.i Cusco/Puno bus)
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Second entrance to Machupicchu

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

NOTES:

The following are suggested itinerary to give you an idea of the sorts of personalized travel experiences that we design for our guests. All of our trips are individually customizable and can be adjusted in any way to suit your needs.

It is very convenient to have light raingear available in the daypack for rainny season (rain poncho or jacket and/or rain pants) as the weather changes easily and rains can suddenly occur. At night, warm clothing is required, down jackets can be useful, otherwise a fleece and a jacket. Machupicchu has a warm climate, getting only cold at night.

DAYS OF VISITING:

Day 1: Lima / Sandoval Lake Lodge

Day 2: Jungle Exploration

Day 3: Sandoval Lake Lodge / Cusco

Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour

Day 5: Start the Salkantay Trek: Mollepata – Soraypampa (Camping).

Day 6: Salkantay Trek Soraypampa – Chaullay (Camping).

Day 7: Salkantay Trek Chaullay – La Playa (Camping).

Day 8: Llactpata – Aguas Calientes

Day 9: Machu Picchu – Cusco

Day 10: Cusco – Free Day

Day 11: Bus ride Cusco to Puno(full day)

Day 12: Visit the beautiful island of Uros and Amantani on Lake Titicaca

Day 13: Island Visits – Taquile – Puno

Day 14: Transfer Hotel to Airport (End of the Service)

All departures 100% guaranteed and we departure with 02 people minimun

**January 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
**February 2017: Upon Request (Private service only)
**March 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**April 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**May 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**June 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**July 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**August 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**September 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**October 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**November 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**December 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
**January 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.

Important Note:

  • All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules.
  • Train included in all tours is the Cerrojo-backpacker (Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo) Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 14:00 and being the 9:00 pm the last train. Saywas Expeditions will organize the transport back to Cusco.
  • Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

Saywas Expeditions – “The best local tour operator” – Will create amazing expeditions to Machu Picchu, with great guides, chef, and the unstoppable horseman, as well as the best equipment tents, sleeping bags, thermarest mattresses.

Departures 100% guaranteed!!

  • Do I need to book it in advance? This has departures guaranteed, but train tickets and entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain are subjet to availability. For that reason, we HIGHLY recommend booking it in advance to ensure you receive exactly what you want!
  • PLEASE NOTE: May, June and July are peak months of a HIGH TOURIST SEASON in Cusco. It means that train tickets ARE SELL OUT QUICKLY!! Please be aware that the trek leaves daily; however, return train tickets may not be available, if you like to book on last moment. To avoid this inconvenience, please book it several weeks in advance!

Available Discounts:

  • Students: Discount of USD 20.00 dolars.To the students with valid card International Student Identity Card (ISIC) In case to be a student, the card must be properly scanned and send digitally to our e- mail before you pay the initial deposit for the reservation, in order to qualify for the discount .
  • Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Group of 8 or more: Completely free !! Sleeping bags and trekking poles for groups of 8 or more
    Climate:

Cusco’s climate is divided into two differentiated seasons: the rainy season, from November to April (the heaviest rainfalls occurring usually between January – March); and the dry season, from May to October. The dry season is colder, so temperatures can drop to below 0 degrees at night.

Along the trip, temperatures range from 10-20ºC during the day if it’s sunny, to05-10ºC during the day if not sunny and can drop below freezing at night. In Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu, at lower altitude, temperatures are usually warmer though warm clothes are still recommended at night.

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