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Majestic Classic Circuit: Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco 12 Days


In this circuit you will be able to know the most visited destinations in our  majestic Peru, such as the city of the Kings, where we will visit the  Intihuatana Park, we will pass through the Huaca Pucllana, the El Olivar park,  the main square, appreciating the Plaza de Armas from outside, With the  Municipal Palace, Government Palace and the Cathedral of Lima, at the end of  the tour you will enter the convent of Santo Domingo.

To continue the tour we  will travel south to make the Excursion to the Ballestas Islands being able to  observe the penguins and the figure of the chandelier on a dune in front of the  sea, we will then continue towards the city of Nazca and then fly over the  majestic Nazca lines, The circuit continues to the beautiful white city of  Arequipa and then goes to the city of Puno and navigate Lake Titicaca, to  continue advancing on our circuit we will visit the imperial city of Cusco.

On  the tour of the Imperial city of Cusco we will enter the Cathedral and the Qoricancha temple, in addition to visiting the 4 ruins near the city. The next  day we will continue our visit to the Pisac Ruins, to the traditional Pisac Market, we will appreciate the majestic landscape of the Sacred Valley and we  will end the day with a visit to Ollantaytambo. We cannot finish the circuit  without visiting our wonderful citadel of Machupicchu and appreciating its  majesty.

ITINERARY

Day 1: LIMALIMA: TRADITIONAL CITY TOUR

Day 1: LIMALIMA: TRADITIONAL CITY TOUR
Day 1: LIMALIMA: TRADITIONAL CITY TOUR

Reception in Jorge Chávez´s airport in Lima and transfer to the hotel.

Free day to rest.


Day 2: LIMA RELAX

Day 2: LIMA RELAX
Day 2: LIMA RELAX

Breakfast at the hotel.

Lima City Tour

We will start with the pickup of all our participants from their different hotels in Lima, and then start with a short visit to the Intihuatana Park, established on the Miraflores Boardwalk, where you will appreciate the Pacific Ocean. We will continue our tour of modern residential districts from Miraflores and San Isidro, we will have the opportunity to observe the Huaca Pucllana from the outside, pre-Inca ceremonial temple in the form of a pyramid that despite the urban expansion of Lima to endured.

We will continue with the tour to continue to the Parque del Olivar and the Financial Center to then visit the Historic Center of Lima, named by UNESCO in 1991 Cultural Heritage de la Humanidad, where the Spanish crown founded the center of the colony in the 16th century, where built the first colonies buildings. We will be dazzled by the magnificent Plaza de San Martín, old balconies and old houses, the Plaza Mayor and its most outstanding buildings such as the Palacio de Government, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop and Municipal Palace, the Station of Desamparados and much plus.

Between the tours, we will have the opportunity to visit one of the most outstanding convents of the century XVII. Place where despite the time the relics of the three most holy Peruvians are protected intact highlights, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías, then we will return to Miraflores, place where we will finish the tour, the option of staying in the Indian market, Larcomar or return to your hotel, it will be at your free will.

Overnight at the selected hotel.


Day 3: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

Day 3: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA
Day 3: FULL DAY PARACAS & ICA

At 2:50 am, we will pick you up from the hotel to transfer you to the bus station bound for Paracas. The bus will depart at approximately 4:00 am and after 3 hours, we will arrive in Paracas.

8:00 am after a pleasant welcome in Paracas, we will start the Tour to Islas Ballestas. From the Paracas spa, you can visit the Ballestas islands by boat where sea lions, guano birds, penguins and a diversity of marine fauna live. In the course, you can see a very enigmatic figure, El Candelabro, immortalized on the side of a hill, is a geoglyph of a rock formation eroded by the wind and the sea. It measures around 120 meters in length, which is also known as Tres Cruces or Tridente. The best way to appreciate it is from the sea.

Around noon, we will take the bus back to Paracas and heading to Ica for around 3 hours. Upon arrival in Ica we will continue with the tubular excursions through the dunes of Huacachina, being a fantastic adventure in the middle of the desert where we will enjoy the high and low dunes and where you can feel the adrenaline on these natural desert roller coasters.

On the same desert tour, you can practice sandboarding, our guide will instruct you to do it safely and if you do not have experience in this sport, our guide will instruct you in such a way that you will feel safe to do it.

At 06:00 a.m., we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night.


Day 4: NASCA LINES OVERFLIGHT - AREQUIPA

Day 4: NASCA LINES OVERFLIGHT - AREQUIPA
Day 4: NASCA LINES OVERFLIGHT - AREQUIPA

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the agreed hour in the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the Nazca aerodrome where we will board a light plane for an unforgettable air excursion on the Nazca Lines. Our bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until you board the plane.

This overflight over the Nazca Lines will extend over a large part of the famous lines located in the Nazca desert, whose surface is marked by the gigantic drawings and geometric figures that you will be able to see along the way.

The overflight to the Nazca lines is approximately 35 minutes and this is the best way to appreciate the extraordinary and fascinating intrinsically drawn lines that have been a mystery for many years. We will be able to appreciate the different figures traced on the surface of the Nazca desert, with perfectly stylized animal representations and plants, distributed in a great extension of labyrinth of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals that have lasted for almost 2000 years. This place 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.

At the end of the fly by, we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at approximately 11:30 pm.

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


Day 5: AREQUIPA RELAX

Day 5: AREQUIPA RELAX
Day 5: AREQUIPA RELAX

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will have the morning free to rest, walk around the city center and have lunch.

La Campiña Arequipeña excursion (optional and additional tour)

At around 02:00 pm they will be picked up from the hotel to start the excursion through the Campiña Arequipeña. This interesting tour begins by visiting the most beautiful architectural monuments and natural viewpoints that surround the white city. Our mobility will go to the outskirts of the city where we will visit the beautiful Mirador de Sachaca, which will offer us a spectacular natural panorama of Arequipa and its volcanoes.

Our vehicle will continue towards the Founder's Mansion, a beautiful construction from the colonial era, where the founder of the city of Arequipa, García Manuel de Carvajal, lived in the 15th century. To finish we will travel through a spectacular Andean landscape and thus arriving at the Sabandia Mill, a majestic construction made of volcanic rock known as ashlar, in the place you can appreciate an old stone mill that was built in the year 1785. The excursion concludes at 06:00 pm in the city center.

Overnight in Arequipa.

We will have the night in Arequipa.


Day 6: AREQUIPA - PUNO

Day 6: AREQUIPA - PUNO
Day 6: AREQUIPA - PUNO

Breakfast at the hotel.

Approximately 12:30 pm, we will board the bus to the city of Puno.

19:30 pm approx. we will arrive in the city of Puno, where we will be disappointed at the bus station and transferred to the listed hotel.

Accommodation night in Puno.


Day 7: PUNO / TITICACA / UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS

Day 7: PUNO / TITICACA / UROS  & TAQUILE ISLANDS
Day 7: PUNO / TITICACA / UROS & TAQUILE ISLANDS

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 7:00 a.m., our staff will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the port from Lake Titicaca, our local guide will be waiting for us with the boat to start our great adventure around Lake Titicaca. We will leave towards Uros, on the way our guide will explain us important points of this majestic lake, soon after we will arrive at the famous floating islands from Los Uros.

We will make the excursion on the island of Uros, visiting its inhabitants and learning about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands.

After visiting these, we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Island of Taquile.

We will sail for approximately 3 hours through Titicaca towards Taquile, a huge island that characterized by its magnificent and beautiful fabrics.

Here you will have the opportunity to observe how people of the island produces splendid textiles such as ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high garments Andean, everything made by hand, after appreciating these beautiful works by hand, we will continue until we reach the top of the Island, where we will walk along a beautiful path, somewhat inclined that offers spectacular lake scenery.

The most advisable thing is to walk slowly, take it easy and enjoy as much as possible, since they are walking over 3,800 meters in a place of the world. Approximately 45 minutes later, we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where finally

We will rest and visit a small site museum, which through photos shows aspects important in the lives of the people of Taquile. We will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the square; at the end of lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the workshops

Knit and take photos with friendly locals. In the afternoon, we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno, we will arrive in the city at approximately 05:00 pm.

We will spend the night at the hotel in Puno.


Day 8: PUNO - CUSCO

Day 8: PUNO - CUSCO
Day 8: PUNO - CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel.

At around 06:15 am they will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the bus station in the Terrestrial terminal of Puno.

Our tour to Cusco will last approximately 10 hours, where we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the most interesting places in the southern highlands visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas o Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya at 4335 masl and the Inka museum Aymara from Pukara. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where you can ask questions, take photos and explore the attractions of the place, making this experience an unforgettable activity.

We will arrive in Cusco at 4:30 p.m., we will be picked up from the train station and we will be transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night we will be arriving in Cusco at 16:30 Hrs. being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night


Day 9: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Day 9: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 4 NEARBY RUINS
Day 9: CITY TOUR CUSCO + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free morning to acclimatize or make some purchases.

City tour in Cusco in the afternoon.

Our transfer will visit you at your hotel to transfer you to the starting point of your Tour, between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The tour begins in the Cathedral of Cusco, decorated with fine carved woodwork and impressive altars and beautiful paintings, made by the hands of local artists from the Cusqueña School, who keep hidden elements of indigenous thought.

Then we will take a short walk through the streets of the historic center towards the Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun considered an indigenous religious sanctuary, where we will appreciate the fine work of lithic technology made by the Incas, with the highest level of hard stone cutting without being able to insert a sheet of paper and that despite the earthquakes remain stable to date. Finished the visit to the Qoricancha we will board the bus that will take us to Sacsayhuaman located 3km away. From the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman offers us a panoramic view of the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman was built with large limestone blocks weighing from 25 to 130 tons. Composed of three serpentine overlapping terraces (zigzag).

We will also arrive at Qenqo, which means labyrinth, it is located one kilometer from Sacsayhuaman, establishes a limestone-based construction that shows stone sculpture in 500 m2 accompanied by structures that according to historians were used for astronomical study, religious and embalming and / or mummification.

Then we will meet Puca Pucara: coming from two Quechua words that means Puca (red) Pucara (fortress) “red fortress”, strategic place for control and surveillance of access and exit from the city Imperial of Cusco, which was used as a territorial border to divide the regions and establish the displacement regimes.

Finally, we will visit Tambomachay: resting place, located 9 km from the city of Cusco, more known as the Inca Baths for the water sources, or also known as the waters of the eternal youth for the flow of its waters that is constant and offers us part of the Inca trail that goes from Cusco to Machupicchu. This city tour in the city of Cusco ends at 6:30 p.m. approximately near the Plaza de Armas.

Overnight at the selected hotel.


Day 10: SACRED VALLEY OF INCAS TOUR

Day 10: SACRED VALLEY OF INCAS TOUR
Day 10: SACRED VALLEY OF INCAS TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will start the day with the pick up of our participants from their hotels in Cusco, we will visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas that is located on the margin of the Vilcanota river, we will visit the Inca citadel of Pisac, where we will appreciate platforms and architectural structures located on the slopes of that place and at the top of the mountain, we will return to the traditional town of Pisac to visit the Indian market, where we can get up close to the customs of its inhabitants.

We will have lunch in one of the traditional restaurant located in Urubamba Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon, we will visit the Ollantaytambo fortress and citadel, erected to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it of invasions of the inhabitants coming from the jungle of the east. Back to Cusco, we will visit the picturesque traditional town of Chinchero, where the remains of the royal hacienda of Túpac Inca Yupanqui are located. We will appreciate its well preserved Inca Walls in the main square and you will also appreciate the beautiful colonial temple with interesting frescoes in the portico, built on the bases of an Inca construction.

Accommodation night in Cusco.


Day 11: AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Day 11: AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
Day 11: AGUAS CALIENTES / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel.

04:00 a. m. Pick up and transfer from the Hotel to the Bus Station.

Breakfast at the hotel (Depending on the pickup time of the train schedule)

We will transfer you from the Hotel in Cusco to the Train Station of Ollantaytambo and then head to Aguas Calientes.

After arriving in the town of Aguas Calientes, we will board a bus to visit Machu Picchu the Inca City. We will have the opportunity to visit the Inca city with a professional bilingual guide, for approximately 02 hours.

We will return by bus to Aguas Calientes, where we will have a delicious buffet lunch, and then wait, in the afternoon the return train to Ollantaytambo.

We will arrive at the train station, where they will be waiting for you and will be transferred to Cusco and their respective Hotel.

Accommodation night in Cusco.


Day 12: CUSCO - LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel

At the appropriate time, departure transfer.


End of our Services

INCLUDES

  • Transfer inn and out at each destination.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • Traditional city tour in Lima + Convent of Santo Domingo
  • 01 night accommodation in Nazca with breakfast
  • Ballestas Islands
  • Overflight the Nazca lines without taxes
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Arequipa with breakfasts
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Lake Titicaca with typical lunch
  • 03 nights’ accommodation in Cusco with breakfasts
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • City Tour + 4 nearby ruins, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch
  • Full Day Machu Picchu + Buffet Lunch
  • Bus Consetur up and down.
  • Ollantaytambo train - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Expedition Train + Lunch at El Mapy restaurant, is for category 2 and 3 stars and Vistadome + Lunch at Tinkuy restaurant (Sanctuary Lodge) for category 4 and 5 stars)
  • For 2 and 3 star hotels, the tourist bus with stops and income will be used on the Puno-Cusco route.
  • For 4 and 5 star hotels, the Perurail Titicaca Train will be used on the Puno-Cusco route, with departures only Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The other days it will be on a tourist bus and will have a discount of US $ 200 per person.

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