PERU IN 12 DAYS
Peru Face your Dreams 12 Days / 11 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Lima, reception and transportation to the hotel.
Day 2: Lima City Tour
This excursion includes a combination of Pre-Hispanic era, colonial period, and modern Lima, and enables the visitor to get acquainted with Lima's complete history.
The tour takes you to the historical center, Paseo la Republica, San Martin Square, Main Square, Government Palace, Basilica Cathedral , City Hall Palace, and colonial mansions. It also visits the convent and church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental assembly of colonial art in America. The tour continues through the residential areas of San Isidro, Miraflores and modern Lima.
Day 3: Lima - Arequipa
AM – You will be transported from the hotel in Lima to the airport for a flight to Arequipa. After arrival and transportation to the hotel, you will have the morning free.
PM – In the afternoon, we will take a city tour of the beautiful city of Arequipa, visiting the Chilina valley and the old San Lazaro district. A broad view of the city will be seen from the Yanahuara Belvedere, followed by a visit to the Plaza de Armas and its Cathedral, the cloisters of La Compañia Church, and the church and square of San Francisco. We will visit the extraordinary Santa Catalina convent, which is built from volcanic lava and dates from the 16th century, and we’ll see with the best preserved mummy in South America, “Juanita,” stored at the university. After the tour, you will return to your hotel.
Day 4: Arequipa - Colca Canyon
We will depart Arequipa, passing near the thermal baths of Yura and climbing up towards the National Reserve of Pampa de Cañahuas, which is situated at 3,800m. Here, groups of alpacas, vicuñas and sometimes guanacos can be seen. After driving several hours, the group descends into the Colca Valley until we arrive in Chivay, the most important town of the valley. We will spend the night in a hotel set in the Colca Valley with its very own hot springs, relaxing in the fabulous surroundings of the Canyon.
Day 5: Arequipa - Colca Canyon
After breakfast and an early departure, we will reach the Cruz del Condor viewpoint, a few kilometers before Cabana conde, where the Colca Canyon starts. Here you will enjoy fine views of the flight of condors and views into the mighty canyon’s depths. In the afternoon, we will return to Arequipa and to the hotel.
Day 6: Arequipa - Cusco
AM - Early in the morning you will be transported to the airport for a flight to Cusco.
After 45 minutes, you will arrive and be taken to the hotel
PM - Cusco City Tour
Duration: From 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The tour includes the most significant sites in and around Cusco City, such as: the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), which displays the best Inca stonework in the city, and the Cathedral in Cusco’s Main Square with its magnificent colonial art. The tour drives along the Circunvalacion Road up to the famous fortress of Saqsahuaman, the amphitheatre of Qenqo, the fortress of Pukapukara and the spring shrine of Tambomachay.
Included: Spanish and English speaking professional guide, Tourist ticket valid for the entrance to many museums and ruins as well, round trip transportation by bus
At night, we will enjoy a buffet dinner (typical show included).
Day 7: Cusco - Sacred Valley Tour
AM - Duration: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
The tour includes a guided visit to the native market of Pisaq, where you can purchase beautiful textiles, jewelry and ceramics at bargain prices. Our next stops will be Calca and Urubamba, where we will have lunch. We will continue to Ollantaytambo, where the group will visit the archeological site, and then visit Chinchero's market.
Included: Spanish and English speaking professional guide, Tourist ticket valid for entrance to many museums and ruins as well, round trip transportation by bus.
Day 8: Cusco - Inca Trail 4D/3N
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Day 1: Cusco - Km 82 - Wayllabamba)
We will depart from Cusco and travel to Urubamba, where we will have a brief stop, and then continue on to Chillca to start the trek. We will have lunch in Miskay with an additional rest of about a half hour, after which we will start our trek to the first campsite. Along the way we will visit the archeological site of Llactapata.
Day 9 - Inca Trail
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Day 2: Wayllabamba - Warmiwañuska - Pacaymayu)
We will have breakfast early and start trekking to the highest point of the Inca Trail, where we can see different ecological zones and enjoy changing climates. We will cross the Warmiwañusca pass at 4200 meters above sea level. After lunch we will continue on to the campsite at Pacaymayo and enjoy dinner and a well deserved rest.
Day 10 - Inca Trail
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Day 3: Pacaymayo - Chaqicocha - Wiñaywayna)
We will walk approximately 45 minutes to reach the second pass at 3850 meters above sea level and visit Runcuracay along the way. We will also visit the Sayacmarca archeological group and continue on to the Phuyupatamarca ruins. After lunch we will head to Wiñaywayna, where we will spend our last night.
Day 11 - Inca Trail
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Day 4: Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu)
After an early breakfast, we will start on the final leg of the trek to Machu Picchu. We will arrive at Inti Punku, where we will have a panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel. After a short hike down to Machu Picchu, we will register and start our 3 hour guided visit. After enjoying the ruins, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have a buffet lunch in a typical restaurant and then have free time to enjoy the town before we return to Cusco.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Inca Trail Includes:
Day 12: Cusco - Lima
After breakfast, you will be transported to the Cusco airport to return to Lima and onward for your flight home.
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