Paracas & Ica & Nazca & Arequipa & Puno & Cusco 15 Days
Lima city tour,Paracas Ballestas island,Ica lagoon, Nasca Lines,Arequipa and its historical center, the Santa Catalina Convent, Cañahuas flats, Andes Lookpout, the Chucura Crater, Chivay Lookout, Colca Canyon, Cruz del Condor Lookout, Chilina Lookout, Hanging Tombs, Yanque Village, Puno, Floating Island of the Uros Indians, Taquile Island, Lithic Museum of Pukará, Raya Saddle, Raqchi Saddle, Andahuaylillas Church, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo Fortress, Chincheros Village, City Tour in Cusco, Fortresses of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu.
Day 01: Lima
Arrival in Lima. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodations
Day 02: Lima / Paracas
AM: very early transfer to the the bus station in orde to travel to Paracas, Arrival. Transfer to El Chaco beach in order to board our boat for visiting the Ballestas Islands. On the way we will visit: San Martin international Port, Colorada point, El Candelabra; Geoglyph Pre Inca / similar to the Nazca lines. In the Ballestas Islands we will see guano birds, penguins, boobies, sea lions, etc.overnight in Paracas.
Day 03: Paracas / Ica / Nasca
AM: very early transfer to the the bus station in orde to travel to Ica, At the appropriate time we will make City Tour visiting the main Plaza, the cathedral, mansions. We visit the Regional Museum of Ica, Huacachina lagoon, (where you can ski huge sand dunes), wine cellars.At the appropriate time transfer to the bus station in order to travel to Nasca. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight.
Day 04: Flight over the Nazca lines
08:00: Breakfast. In the morning the journey for Nazca starts. Arrival, transfer to the airfield and flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines which are nearly 50 kilometers long and 15 meters wide and in which are found the drawings. These figures known as the "Nazca Lines" are considered by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage. The lines cover four flats: Palpa, Ingenio, Nazca and Socos, located between km 419 and 465 of the Panamericana Sur highway. At the appropriate time transfers to the bus station in order to travel to Arequipa. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight.
Day 05: Arequipa / City Tour / Santa Catalina Convent
Start the City Tour of the Historical Center of town including: The main Plaza, Cathedral, Polychrome Dome of the Church Society of Jesus, Yanahuara colonial district, residential area of Selva Alegre and finally Santa Catalina Convent. And hotel
Day 06: Arequipa / Colca Canyon
After breakfast we start the tour visiting Cañahuas Flats, The Andes Lookout, Chucura Crater, Chivay Lookout, etc.15:00: Arrival at Colca Canyon. Check in to your accommodation.
Day 07: Colca Canyon / Cruz del Condor / Arequipa
Very early we leave for the Cruz Del Condor Lookout where you can appreciate the magnitude of the Colca Canyon and the spectacular flight of condors. On the return to Chivay we will visit the Chilina Lookout where we find the famous Hanging Tombs, Yanque Village with its beautiful church and its characteristic streets made of stone. 17:00: Arrival in Arequipa and transfer to your hotel.
Day 08: Arequipa / Puno
After breakfast transfer to the bus station for your Southern Cross Cruise Service to Puno connection. The trip takes about 7 hours. Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel in Puno.
Day 09: Titicaca Lake / Uros Floating Island / Taquile Island
After breakfast we visit to the Uros Indians Floating Island, where you can appreciate their customs and in particular the construction of the islands and their homes constructed using ‘totora reeds’, an aquatic plant typical of the island, then we will visit the Taquile Island. Afterwards we return to Puno and transfer to our hotels.
Day 10: Puno / Cusco
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to bus station for your connection to the Imperial City of Cusco in a tourist bus with four stops en route in order to visit the Lithic Museum of the ruins of Pukara, Raya saddle, Raqchi saddle and the Andahuaylillas Church. PM: In addition there will be another stop for lunch in Sichuan. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to your hotel
Day 11: Cusco / City Tour / Ruins
10:00: Start of the city tour visiting tourist attractions such as Main Plaza, Cathedral, Koricancha, etc., then we visit the four ruins located 15 minutes from the city being: the great fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Return to your Hotel.
Day 12: Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas / Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes
At about 7:30a.m., we will pick you up from your hotel in order to start a guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This tour will let you observe an amazing view of the Urubamba River and the valley as well as a visit to the ruins of Pisac and the marketplace of the same name. After lunch, which is not included on the package, we will take you to the Andean town of Ollantaytambo where you will have a guided tour of the incredible Inca ruins of the town. From Ollantaytambo, you will take the backpacker train to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night.
Day 13: Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes / Cusco
Today, you will take a bus to Machu Picchu where you will have a private 3 hour guided tour of the most important rooms and temples. After the tour, you will be free to wander around or just relax around Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, you will be taking a bus to Aguas Calientes from where you will be taking the backapacker train. From the train station we will take you to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 14: Cusco / Flight / Lima
Today, we will pick you up from your hotel and we will drive you to the airport of Cusco in order to take a plane to Lima.