Southern Peru

Southern Peru 16 days

Description

This tour affords you the opportunity to visit the most popular tourist destinations in Peru with visits to Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco. Most of the travel is by bus.

Intinerary

           | Arrival in Lima
We will pick you up at the airport in Lima and take you to your hotel.

           | Night in Lima
You will have the rest of the day free to rest or walk around the city.

13:00 | Transfer to the bus station
We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the bus station for transfer to Paracas.

17:00 | Arrival in Paracas
After a journey of approximately 4 hours, you will arrive in Paracas. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and spend the night there.

08:00 | Visit to the Balletas Islands and Paracas Reserve
We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the pier from where your boat will depart for the Ballestas Islands. You will enjoy a magnificent view of the local fauna. During the tour you can see sea lions, Humboldt penguins and sea birds such as earrings, flamingos and parihuanas.

12:00 | Lunch
You will have free time for lunch.

17:30 | Bus Paracas – Nazca
You will board a bus that will take you to Nazca.

21:30 | Arrival in Nazca
When you arrive in Nazca, we take you to your hotel.

08:00 | Overflight of the Nazca Lines
We will pick you up from your hotel to transport you to the aerodrome from where you will take a plane to make the overflight. From above you will have a spectacular view of the amazing geoglyphs. (Flight time 30 minutes).

09:00 | Chauchilla Cemetery
After the overflight we head out of the city to enjoy the desert landscape of Nasca and the cemetery of Chauchilla, dating from pre-Columbian civilization.

11:00 | Free time and trip to Arequipa
You will have one hour to walk around the city of Nazca and have lunch. Then we will transfer you to the bus station for your trip to Arequipa.

14:00 | Travel by bus from Nazca to Arequipa
You will travel comfortably in a bus that will take you to Arequipa. Upon arrival we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

            | Free morning
You will have the morning free to rest or tour the city.

14:00 | City Tour Arequipa
We will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 2:00 to start the tour. You will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina, famous for its architecture and history, the Cloisters and Church of the Society of Jesus, the Cathedral of Arequipa and the viewpoints of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara, from where you will have a spectacular view of the volcanoes that surround the city of Arequipa.

            | Night in Arequipa
At the end of the City Tour, we will drop you off at your hotel or near the main square in Arequipa.

08:00 | Trip to Chivay
We will pick you up at your hotel to take you on a 4 hour trip to Chivay, the town from which you will visit the Colca Canyon.

             | Free afternoon in Chivay
Upon arrival in Chivay you will have the afternoon free to enjoy the town and the thermal baths of Calera.

06:00 | Visit to the Colca Canyon
We’ll pick you up and head to the Condor’s Cross Lookout. From here you can appreciate the depth of the Colca Canyon. It is also possible to see condors flying from this viewpoint. You will then have 20 minutes free to tour the site.

             | Return to Chivay
After the visit you will return to Chivay stopping in the towns of Pinchollo and Maca. You will also visit the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque to enjoy a view of Inca terraces and remains of Inca tombs.

             | Trip to Puno
When you arrive in Chivay you will have time for lunch and after that, you will continue your trip to Puno by bus.

             | Night in Puno
Spend the night in Puno.

07:30 | Visit to the islands of Uros and Taquile
Between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. we will pick you up to start the tour to visit the Uros and Taquile Islands.

16:00 | Free afternoon in Puno
You will have the rest of the day free to explore Puno.

06:30 | Travel by train to Cusco
At 6:30 we will pick you up at your hotel to take the train to Cusco. The train arrives in Cusco at 5:30 pm. Upon arrival in Cusco we will transfer you to your hotel where you will spend the night.

09:00 | City tour of Cusco
We will begin the City Tour, in which you will visit the Cathedral, the Coricancha (old Inca temple of the Sun god), the Inca temple of Sacsayhuaman, the ruins of Qenqo, the fortress of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, the temple of water.

              | Free afternoon
The rest of the day is free for lunch and a stroll through the city.

08:00 | Sacred Valley of the Incas
You will enjoy a spectacular tour through beautiful villages that show their culture, art and architecture, visiting the villages of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. The tour ends in Urubamba at 5:00 pm.

17:00 | Night in Urubamba
You will have the evening free to enjoy the comforts of your hotel and prepare for the visit to Machu Picchu the next day.

08:00 | Trip to Aguas Calientes
We pick you up at your hotel and take you to the train station, located in the town of Ollantaytambo for transport to Aguas Calientes.

12:00 | Free afternoon in Aguas Calientes
After the train ride to Aguas Calientes you will have the rest of the day free. You can enjoy a walk through the village, visit the thermal baths or take a walk to the waterfalls of Mandor.

            | Night in Aguas Calientes
At the end of the day, you will spend the night at your hotel.

05:00 | Visit to Machu Picchu
At the beginning of the day, you will take the bus to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, the guide will take you around Machu Picchu visiting the most important places of interest. After the tour you can enjoy the ascent to the mountain Huayna Picchu or to the top of Machu Picchu. (for which you must make your reservation). From there you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the surroundings.

11:00 | Lunch and return to Cusco
After the visit, you will descend in a bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will have lunch before taking the train back to Cusco.

            | Night in Cusco
You’ll have the night free to tour the city.

          | Free day in Cusco
You will have the entire day to explore Cusco.

06:00 | Departure transfer to Cusco airport.
We will transfer you to the airport of Cusco so that you can take your flight to Lima.

08:00 | Flight to Lima
You will take a 1 hour flight to Lima.

14:00 | City Tour of Lima
After landing in Lima, you will tour the most important attractions of Lima.

            | Departure transfer to Lima airport
At the appropriate time, we will transfer you to Lima airport for your departure flight.

Details

Includes

Transportation to all cities.
15 nights stay in 4-star hotels (double or queen room) Hotels include breakfast buffet.
Buses of excellent quality: Lima to Paracas, Nasca to Arequipa, Colca to Puno.
Licensed guide in all the destinations.
Tours in Paracas: Ballestas Islands and Paracas Reserve with group service.
Tours in Nazca: Flight over the Nazca Lines and tour to Chauchilla cemetery with group service.
Arequipa Tour: City Tour and Colca Canyon, with transportation and guide in group service.
Tour in Puno: Islands of the Uros and Taquile, with transport, guide in group service.
Tours in Cusco: City Tour, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu in group service.
Entrance tickets to all places of visit.
Train to Machu Picchu in Vistadome or 360º.
Lunch buffet during the tour of the Sacred Valley.
Lunch in Puno during the visit to the Islands of Uros and Taquile.
Train Puno – Cusco.
Flight Cusco – Lima.

Does not include

Services not specified.
Tips.
Travel insurance and related expenses.

What to wear/bring?

  • Original passport – required to enter Machu Picchu.
  • Warm clothes for afternoons and mornings.
  • A raincoat is recommended from November to March.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Local currency in cash.

Important information

  • Weather in Lima, Paracas, and Nazca:
    • November to March – summer – high temperatures
    • April to October – winter – cold and cloudy days
  • Weather in Arequipa, Puno, and Cusco:
    • From November to March – summer – cloudy and rainy days.
    • From April to October – winter – dry mild days with radiant sunshine, intense cold from evening to early morning

Cancellation Policy

  • You may cancel or reschedule up to 30 days before the start of the Tour with a penalty of 50% of the cost.
  • The full amount is due for cancellations less than 30 days.

To Make Your Reservation:

Make your reservation with a deposit of 50% of the tour cost by clicking on the “Book Now” button.

Balance Payment Options:

The balance can be paid when you arrive in Cusco with cash or credit card.
If you want to make your reservation with the payment of 100% of the cost please contact our email: info@ecotourcusco.com
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