Peru is full of hidden mysteries, get ready for an incomparable adventure visiting the natural and architectural treasures of this wonderful country! We will visit the mysterious Nazca Lines, the natural reserve of Paracas, the city of Arequipa, the city of Cusco and Machu Picchu where we will contemplate the harmony of nature.
Summary travel plan
- Day 1: Airport Transfer - Hotel in Lima
- Day 02: City tour in Lima - Bus to Paracas
- Day 3: Ballestas Islands, Paracas Reserve and Paracas Bus -
- Day 4: Nazca Lines - Ica - Night bus from Ica to Arequipa
- Day 5: Arequipa City Tour
- Day 6: Arequipa - Cusco City Tour and Cusco City Tour
- Day 7: Maras - Moray Tour, Transfer to Machu Picchu Pueblo
- Day 8: Machu Picchu Citadel - Cusco
- Day 9: Transfer Hotel - Airport.
Itinerary Natural and Archaeological Mysteries of Peru
Day 1: Airport Transfer - Hotel in Lima
The day of your arrival to the city of Lima, we will pick you up from the airport to transfer you to the hotel. Later a representative of our agency will give you the detailed explanation of the itinerary and will provide a documentation kit that you will need for the fascinating adventure.
Day 02: City tour in Lima - Bus to Paracas
In the morning around 9:00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel to take the Lima city tour, we will start by passing through the Huaca Pucllana; An Inca ceremonial center that is located in Miraflores, we will observe this huge construction of adobe, then we will go to the center of Lima that has many buildings of the colonial and republican times, where we will appreciate the Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Martín, The Cathedral Basilica, the Government Palace and many other buildings.
We will visit the museum of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru which has three exhibition areas: archeology room, where we can see textiles, ceramics, gold and wood pieces from different Inca and pre-Inca cultures; A gallery of paintings showing techniques of Peruvian painters; and a room of popular arts where we will observe different textiles and other articles of the different regions of Peru.
We will also visit the San Francisco Monastery with famous religious art in America.
Finally we will go to the residential areas of Lima such as the park El Olivar, San Isidro and the Park of love, located on the pier of Miraflores with fascinating views of the Pacific Ocean.
In the afternoon around 1:00 pm, we will go to the bus station to take the bus that will take us to Paracas and after a trip of 3 and a half hours, we will arrive in Paracas and we will go to the hotel reserved.
Day 3: Ballestas Islands, Paracas Reserve and Paracas Bus -
Early around 7:30 am we will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the port, 8:00 in the morning we will board the boat and head to the Ballestas Islands, the largest natural sanctuary on the Peruvian coast, these islands host thousands of birds of different species and sea lions, then we will continue to the reserve of Paracas where we will observe an immense rock formation known as "The Cathedral" in its beaches we will see thousands of guano birds and penguins, in the passage we will even be able to see a huge similar geoglyph To the Nazca lines known as "El Candelabro".
Ending this incredible visit, we will go to the bus station of paracas and take the bus that will take us to Nazca arriving in this city around 9:00 in the evening.
Day 4: Nazca Lines - Ica - Night bus from Ica to Arequipa
9:00am we will pick you up from your hotel and go to Nazca aerodrome, we will board a plane and we will enjoy wonderful views of the famous Nazca lines that are engraved in the desert for more than 2,000 years, surprising everyone for their perfect Figures of enormous sizes.
At the end of this unique experience we will go to Ica by Bus, and then to Huacachina, where we will practice a sport of adrenaline sandboarding.
At approximately 1:00 pm we will do a city tour through Ica, where we will visit an artisan wine and pisco winery, and we’ll learn about the process of making these drinks. We will also visit a hacienda and industrial warehouse, we will continue to a chocolate factory, the Main Square and the Cathedral.
At the end of these visits we will take you to the bus station of Cruz del Sur, 7:00 pm approximately our bus will leave to Arequipa, and the trip will last between 12 and 13 hours approximately.
Day 5: Arequipa City Tour
Arriving in the city of Arequipa between 7 and 8 in the morning, one of our agents will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel where you will have time to rest.
2:00 pm will start our tour of the city after picking you up from the hotel and together with our experienced guide, we will visit La Plaza de Armas, declared as a World Cultural Heritage by Unesco because of the great portals of its surroundings and its pool of Bronze in the middle. We’ll continue to the Cathedral Basilica, built of volcanic ashlar and considered as one of the oldest religious monuments. We will also visit the church of the Company, which stands out for its mestizo architecture, the church of San Francisco, the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries, Tristán del Pozo House, Moral House, all located in the historic center of Arequipa.
Finishing our tour, we will take you back to the hotel.
Day 6: Arequipa - Cusco City Tour and Cusco City Tour
In the morning we will transfer you to the airport of Arequipa to board the flight to the imperial city of Cusco, upon your arrival at the airport we will be waiting to take you to the hotel.
In the afternoon approximately 13:00 hours will be our meeting to make a visit for this wonderful colonial city built on Inca palaces. We will start the city tour visiting the Cathedral which can be said to be one of the most beautiful religious monuments in America, then we will make a stop at the Coricancha, this golden enclosure (as it was known) was a sacred place for the God Sun. (Inti).
Then in our tourist transport we will go to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman located only 20 minutes from the city of Cusco, we will have a guided tour of this Inca place and we will continue to Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay; Great Inca constructions.
We will return to Cusco around 6:30 in the afternoon.
Day 7: Maras - Moray Tour, Transfer to Machu Picchu Pueblo
Around 8:00 in the morning begins our adventure, we will begin picking you up from the hotel in Cusco and we will go to the traditional village of Maras, later we will go to Moray archaeological complex that is formed by several circular platforms; It is believed that in times of the Incas it was an agricultural laboratory. Continuing with the tour we will go to the “Salinas Maras”, a visual scenario that will surprise you, at first glance it looks like snow, but it is small salt water pools where the inhabitants extract the salt for their own use, and also for the export.
At the end of this amazing visit, we will go to Ollantaytambo to take the train that will take us to Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes), we will take the train and after approximately 2 hours we will arrive at the town of Machu Picchu where an agent will be waiting to take us to the hotel. Depending on the time that we arrive, we can go to the thermal baths of this small town.
Night in the town of Machu Picchu.
Day 8: Machu Picchu Citadel - Cusco
Very early after breakfast, we will go to the station to board the bus that will take us to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, upon arrival we will meet the guide that will teach us the history about this wonderful place, at the end of the tour we will have free time to explore the place on our own.
Subsequently and according to our itinerary we will have to board the bus back to the town, we will have lunch and after that we will board the train to Poroy. Upon arrival to this small town one of our agents will be waiting to take us to Cusco (the total trip will last approximately 4 hours).
Night in the city of Cusco.
Day 9: Transfer Hotel - Airport.
At the coordinated time and depending on the time of your flight, we will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the airport and with this we finish our services.
This tour includes
1 night accommodation in Lima
1 night accommodation in Paracas
1 night accommodation in Nazca
1 night accommodation in Arequipa
2 nights accommodation in Cusco
1 night accommodation in Machu Picchu town
Transfers in and out in each city
English or Spanish guide
Flight Arequipa - Cusco
Flight Cusco - Lima
Bus ticket Lima- Paracas in Cruz del Sur
Paracas- Nazca bus ticket in Cruz del Sur
Bus ticket Nazca - Ica in Cruz del Sur
Bus ticket Ica - Arequipa in Cruz del
Excursions in private service
City tour Lima: tourist transport, Guide, tickets
Tour Ballestas and Paracas Islands: tourist transport, professional guide, tickets
Nazca Lines: Flight 35 minutes, transfers
City tour Ica: Tickets tourist transport, guide
Tours Sandboarding Huacachina: tourist transportation, Bilingual Guide, tickets
Arequipa City Tour: Transfers, Guide, Tickets
City tour in Cusco: hotel pick up, guide, tourist transportation
Tour Maras Moray: Hotel pick up, Guide, Tourist transport to ollantaytambo
Train ticket Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu village
Entrance to Machu Picchu.
In Machu Picchu: bus Return / return town- Ciudadela
Train ticket Machu Picchu town - Poroy
Transfer Train station Poroy - Cusco
This tour does NOT include
Tickets in Cusco: City tour and Maras Moray
Entry to the Salinas de Maras S / 10.00
Entrance to the mountain Huayna Picchu (confirm with the reservation)
Airfare in Nazca S /.25 soles per person.
Important tour information "Natural and Archaeological Mysteries of Peru"
What to bring for this tour?
Light and warm clothing