This day depending on the arrival time of your flight, we will stop by the airport to pick up and take you to the hotel in Lima, where you will stay and get some rest. The rest of the day will be free, and can be used to know the city a little.
At the time coordinated, a representative of our agency will go to the hotel to give you the necessary documentation for the program and detailed information.
At dawn around 3:00 in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel and we will go to the bus station, to take the bus that will take us to Paracas, the trip will take approximately 4 hours.
Once we reach Paracas (8:00 am), we will go to the port to take the boat with the direction to the Ballestas Islands, and then to the Paracas National Reserve. During our tour, we will see bird species, sea lions, penguins, and rock formations with similar figure to the Nasca lines, known as "El Candelabro".
The tour will end around 4:00 pm, then we will head to the bus station that leads to Nazca, where someone will be waiting to take us to the hotel booked.
At the coordinated hour we will pick you up from the hotel to head to the Nazca airfield. There we will take the plane that gives us the impressive route on the majestic Nazca lines. In the half hour of overfly, we will observe the different figures that have more than 2000 years, like the hummingbird, the monkey, the spider and others, all engraved on the pampas of Nazca.
At the end of this exciting experience, we will go back to the hotel to pick up the luggage, in the evening we will take the bus to Cusco, that bus will take approximately 14 hours.
We will arrive to Cusco between 11:00 am and 12:00 md, at the bus station will be someone waiting to take us to the hotel reserved in the city of Cusco, where we will settle and enjoy a mate of coca to combat altitude sickness.
1:30 pm after picking you up from the hotel, we’ll start the most popular tour in Cusco "City tour". We will start at the Plaza de Armas where we will visit the Cathedral one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in Latin America. We will continue with the visit to Coricancha; Known as Temple of the Sun, since it was built to worship the maximum Inca God, "The Inti" or Sun.
At the end of this visit, we’ll take our bus and we will go to the 4 ruins located just minutes from the city. We will begin with the fortress of Sacsayhuamán; That is believed it used to be a military fortress where they trained the Inca warriors. We will continue with Qenqo; A rocky hill with carvings of steps, gutters, and dimples; It was believed that is was used to adore Pachamama (Goddess earth). We will continue on the bus to Puca Pucara, another Inca construction that has large walls, stairways, passages and platforms. We’ll finish the tour in Tambomachay, which clearly represents the hydraulic engineering of the Incas, because it has several aqueducts, waterfalls and water channels.
At the end of the visits we will go by bus to the city of Cusco, arriving at about 6:30 pm.
Around 8:30 in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel, we will go by bus to Pisac located an hour from Cusco, visit the craft center considered the most important in the sacred valley, it is located in the main square of this town. We will continue to the archaeological site of Pisac located on top of a hill, an important fortress where we can appreciate impressive platforms and other sectors such as the Intihuatana (solar clock) and El Tanqanamarca (South America's largest pre-Columbian cemetery).
Then we will go to Urubamba; Where we will enjoy a rich buffet lunch, then continue the tour enjoying beautiful views of mountains, green crops, and traditional villages until getting to Ollantaytambo; Inca living village that has perfectly preserved Inca dwellings despite the weather, small cobbled streets with Inca names, inca platforms, and an Inca sanctuary.
At the end of the visit to Ollantaytambo, on our return route to Cusco, we will stop in Chinchero; Place where we will visit the archaeological center of the same name, its colonial temple and its main square.
Finally we will return to Cusco, arriving around 7:00 pm.
At 7:30 in the morning, after picking you up from the hotel, we will go by bus to Abra Málaga; Located at 4300 meters above sea level. During the tour we can enjoy great views of the city of Cusco and the traditional villages of the sacred valley of the Incas. Once we reach the Abra, we will have fascinating views of the vast valley. Soon it will be time to start the descent by bicycle, 3 hours crossing waterfalls and streams until arriving at a village called Huamanmarca, here we will rest while we enjoy our lunch.
Our adventure continues, we will walk to the town of Santa Maria, we will pass by this town and we will continue walking an hour more and until arriving at the town of Pispitayoc; Where we will dine and stay in a basic hostel.
After taking a fortifying breakfast we will continue with the walk. We will go through paths full of vegetation, observing birds of the region, medicinal plants, fruit trees and coca plantations until arriving at the thermal baths of Santa Teresa; Where we can have a relaxing bath (optional activity). We will enjoy lunch en route.
We will continue with our walk until arriving at the town of Santa Teresa; Where we will dine and spend the night in basic accommodation.
We will have breakfast early and continue our adventure, walking we will go towards hydroelectric, on the way we will observe different types of butterflies, variety of parrots, iguanas, birds and insects. 3 hours to reach Hidroeléctrica, where we will enjoy our delicious lunch.
Following the great adventure, we will walk another 3 hours along the train route, contemplating different types of wild plants like orchids and the sound of the Vilcanota river, soon we will arrive at Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), on arrival we will go to the comfortable hotel or hostel reserved. This small village has many restaurants, cafes and shops, including some thermal baths; Where you can take a soothing bath.
Dinner and night in Aguas Calientes
We will get up very early to have breakfast and go to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, we will walk by an ascending route for approximately 1:30 hrs, to be able to arrive at 6:00 in the morning and enjoy the sunrise.
We will visit the citadel accompanied by our guide for 2 hours, then we will have free time to explore more on our own or to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain or the Machu Picchu mountain (as long as we have the entrance ticket).
At the appropriate time, we will have to descend to the village for lunch, then board the train in the direction of Ollantaytambo; Where will be waiting for us the tourist transport for the return to Cusco.
Arrival in the city 10:00 pm approximately, overnight at hotel in Cusco.
At 6:40 in the morning will pick you up to go to the bus station, 7:00 in the morning will leave the bus for a special route to Puno. We will enjoy wonderful landscapes of the southern valley of Cusco, we will make stops in different places of interest.
Our first stop will be the town of Andahuaylillas; Where we will visit its beautiful church known as the Sistine Chapel of America. We will make another stop in the archaeological center of Raqchi "the temple of the God Wiracocha". We will have lunch in the city of Sicuani, we will make another stop in the viewpoint of the Raya; Boundary between Cusco and Puno; From where we will have breathtaking views. Finally we will visit the lithic museum of Pucara.
The duration of the trip will be 10 hours, so we will arrive in Puno at approximately 5:00 pm, on arrival we will be waiting to transfer to the hotel where we will spend the night.
At 7:30 in the morning begins a new adventure, we will go to the port to board the boat to the Floating Islands of the Uros, also known as "El Pueblo del Lago". These islands were built of totora, there are several small Islands; In each one a family lives, who welcome the visitors and show a center of commerce with crafts elaborated by themselves.
We will continue on our boat to Taquile Island, where we will see that the inhabitants wear colorful clothes keeping alive their ancestral customs and traditions, the main activities of the islanders are: Fishing and agriculture, in addition they are skilled craftsmen making fine fabrics. Our lunch will be in this beautiful place. After living briefly with the inhabitants of Quechua speaking, we will return to the city of Puno.
Night in Puno.
Our last day we will pick you up from your hotel at the appropriate time and we will go to Juliaca City; Located 1 hour from Puno, where we will board the flight to the city of Lima, ending our services.
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