South of Peru (11 days / 10 nights)

South of Peru(11 days)

Visit: Paracas, Ballestas Islands, Nazca Lines, Colca Valley, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Taquile Island, Cuzco, Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu

Includes: Transfers airport / hotel / airport, 1 night accommodation in Ica, 1 night in Arequipa, 1 night in Chivay (Colca Valley), 2 nights in Puno, 3 nights in Cuzco and 1 night in Machu Picchu, with breakfasts, excursions to Ballestas Islands, overflight Nazca Lines, 2 days excursion to Colca Valley, full day in Lake Titicaca, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, guided tours with entrances, bus and train tickets.

 

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Transfers, excursions and visits as detailed in the program

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9 nights lodging with breakfast included (1 night in Ica City, 1 night in Arequipa City, 1 night in Chivay (Colca Valley), 2 nights in Puno City, 3 nights in Cuzco City and 1 night in Machu Picchu)

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Train tickets to Machu Picchu and bus tickets for all route

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Lunch where specified

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Professional guides and tourist buses during the tours, entrance tickets.

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Taxes and hotel services

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English speaking guide.

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Optional flight tickets or bus tickets

AXA Travel Assistant

Optional AXA Travel Assistant

Itinerary - South of Peru (11 days / 10 nights)

Daily departures

 

Day 1: Lima / Paracas / Ica

 

Day 2: Ica / Nazca / Arequipa (B)

  • Breakfast

  • 08:45 Bus departure from Ica to Nazca City

  • 10:45 Arrival to Nazca City and transfer to Nazca's airfield

  • Introductory video about Nazca Lines

  • Overflight Nazca Lines - the 12 most representative geoglyphs (35 minutes)

  • 22:00 Transfer to Nazca bus station and bus departure to Arequipa

 

Day 3: Arequipa

  • 06:30 Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.

  • Morning free for rest

  • In the afternoon Arequipa City Tour and Monastery of Santa Catalina Convent - Your half day sightseeing in the Historical Centre of Arequipa of this beautiful city, placed on the World Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO, features Mixed Baroque churches and mansions from the colonial period like the Monastery of Santa Catalina, The Main Square is bordered by various arched walkways and the Cathedral, it showcase a beautiful bronze fountain of three plates crowned by the figure of a sixteenth century soldier. Around the square, you see three granite portals with brick and lime bases.

    The Monastery of Santa Catalina is called "a city within a city", a Spanish city in miniature with stone streets, beautiful patios, and plaza, it is a masterpiece of colonial architecture, and houses some of the finest examples of Spanish American religious art. Since 1970 visitors have been able to stroll through the streets and cloisters that during colonial times were the refuge of female nobility who had decided to isolate from the world and dedicate entirely to prayer

  • 17:00 Transfer to your selected hotel

  • Lodging

 

Day 4: Arequipa / Colca Valley (B)

  • Breakfast.

  • At 8:00 a.m. departure toward Colca Valley, on the way you shall pass by Chachani Peak’s backside, then by Pampas Cañahuas in National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, while enjoying the typical Andean landscape and the vicuñas on sight.

  • Stop on route in a restaurant for snacks (not included) and restrooms

  • Then continuing through the short route, you will enjoy the sight of the Volcanoes Balcony, Ampato and Sabancaya peaks among others.

  • 13:30 Arrival to Chivay and transfer to your selected hotel.

  • In the afternoon, visit to La Calera hot springs (entrance ticket is not included).

  • Return to your hotel

  • Lodging in Colca Valley.

 

Day 5: Colca Valley / Puno (B)

  • Breakfast

  • To maximize your probability of seeing condors we depart very early towards a superb natural lookout point “Cross of the Condor” from where one can watch condors wheeling across the Colca Canyon, at about an altitude of 15,000 feet. The valley also features pre-Inca ruins, pre-Inca burial grounds and archaeological remains left behind by the Collagua, the ancient inhabitants of the area. Drive further in to the canyon to observe the way of life in this remote land and to admire the impressive irrigation system and the fertile mountains terraced for farming of the Colca Valley. Ask your guide to take you to one of the many workshops in which close to a thousand artisans, scattered throughout the towns in the canyon, turn their ancient sewing and weaving machines into paint brushes to give life to impressively intricate and colorful embroidery and shawls. On route visit Pinchollo, Achoma and Yanque towns.

  • Return to Chivay and free time for lunch

  • Bus departure to Puno

  • Our first stop will be at Patapampa viewpoint, located at 4,900 m.a.s.l, there is a majestic sight of our volcanoes (Misti, Chachani, Sabancaya and Ampato). Here, we can also find the “Apachetas” (hundreds of years ago, travelers used to build small towers of rock as an offering to the gods to ensure themselves a safe comeback)

  • The next stop will be at the Restaurant “El Chino” located in Patawasi, at this place we offer our passengers a snack and our traditional “mate de coca” (coca leaf tea), we can also rest for some minutes and buy souvenirs. It’s a good idea to use the bathroom at the restaurant.

  • Continuing our journey, if the weather is kind enough, an additional stop will be made to appreciate the panoramic view of the Andean plateau. Finally, our last stop will be at “Lagunillas”, groups of small lakes and Andean flamingos wait for us at this point.

  • 19:30 Disembark in Puno City: Bus station, zone 2

  • Transfer to your selected hotel

  • Lodging in Puno City

 

Day 6: Puno / Lake Titicaca / Puno (B-L)

  • Breakfast.

  • 07:00 Transfer to Puno Port and boat tour to floating island of the Uros - Lake Titicaca

  • Visit floating island of the Uros (40 minutes)

  • Continue boat tour to Taquile Island

  • Visit Taquile Island with typical lunch included (2 hours)

  • Return to Puno and transfer to your selected hotel

  • Lodging in Puno City.

 

Day 7: Puno / Cuzco (B-L)

  • 07:15 Bus departure from Puno City

  • 09:15 Arrival to Pucará and visit theMuseo Alcra Pukara (35 minutes)

  • 11:20 Arrival to passing La Raya and time to take pictures (10 munutes)

  • 12:20 Arrival to Sicuani and buffet lunch

  • 13:10 Arrival to Raqchi and vist the archaeological place and native community (45 minutes)

  • 15:30 Arrival to Andahuaylillas and San Pedro de Andahuaylillas Chapel, denominated the "Capilla Sixtina del Peru" (Sistine Chapel of Peru) (35 minutes)

  • 17:00 Arrival to Cuzco

  • Transfer to your selected hotel

  • Lodging in Cuzco

 

Day 8: Cuzco (B)

  • Morning free for rest

  • In the afternoon, city tour in the Historical Centre of Cuzco and nearby monuments and surroundings: Plaza de Armas (Main Square), Cathedral, Koricancha or Templo del Sol (Sun’s Temple), after go to Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

  • Return to hotel

  • Lodging in Cuzco.

 

Day 9: Cuzco / Sacred Valley of the Incas / Machu Picchu (B-L)

  • Breakfast.

  • Departure on a sightseeing bus towards the Valle Sagrado de los Incas (Sacred Valley of the Incas) visiting Pisac, an ancestral town where the traditional “trueque” activity is still held nowadays (this is a marketplace where agricultural products are exchanged instead of using money). Here, its handcrafts and bakery famous for its traditional “guagua” breads will also be appreciated.

  • Lunch at the Sacred Valley followed by a visit to Ollantaytambo Complex, the city-fortress with giant carved stones and fabulous terraced fields.

  • 19:15 Transfer to Ollantaytambo train station and departure to Machu Picchu

  • 22:00 Arrival to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes) and transfer to your selected hotel

  • Lodging in Machu Picchu Town

 

Day 10: Machu Picchu / Cuzco (B-L)

  • Breakfast.

  • Transfer in minibuses that will climb you up to Machu Picchu Inca City and Guided tour

  • At scheduled time, return down to Machu Picchu Town for lunch.

  • Transfer to the Machu Picchu train station for your trip back to Cuzco City.

  • Upon arrival to Cuzco, transfer to your selected hotel.

  • Lodging in Cuzco City

 

Day 11: Cuzco / .... (Lima or Tambopata) (B)

  • Breakfast.

  • At fixed time transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

 

The program does not includes

  • Flight Tickets

  • Tips for guides and staff members.

  • Services not mentioned in the program

Rates 2018

Option 1 (Budget)

Option 2 (Tourist Superior)

Option 3 (Superior)

Hosteleria Suiza (Ica)
Posada del Monasterio (Arequipa)
Pozo del Cielo (Colca)
Hotel Qelqatani (Puno)
Señorio Real (Cuzco)
Inti Punku (Machu Picchu)

Hotel Mossone (Ica)
Casa Andina Classic (Arequipa)
Casa Andina (Colca)
Casa Andina Tikarani (Pun)
Casa Andina Koricancha (Cuzco)
Casa Andina (Machu Picchu)

Hotel Las Dunas (Ica)
Casa Andina Select (Arequipa)
Pozo del Cielo (Colca)
Htl Jose Antonio (Puno)
Costa del Sol Ramada (Cuzco)
El Mapi (Machu Picchu)

Double Room Basis US $ 1,348

Double Room Basis US $ 1,477

Double Room Basis US $ 1,649

Triple Room Basis US $ 1,315

Triple Room Basis US $ 1,471

Triple Room Basis US $ 1,598

 

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • Rates apply to foreign tourists, not residents in Peru and there are expressed in U.S. Dollars. Our fares include all taxes.

  • The system must only process reserves received at least 7 days before the date of trip.

  • Unused services are not refundable

  • Rates subject to change and / or availability

  • Does not apply to dates of Easter, Inti Raymi, Independence Day (25 to 31 July), National Holidays, Christmas, New Year and Special Events

 

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  • Ballestas Islands

    Boat tour in Ballestas Islands
    © J. Mazzotti

  • Nazca Lines

    Nazca Lines

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  • Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve

    Misti Volcano - Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve

    © Andina

  • Natives of Colca Valley

    Wititi Dance in Colca Valley

    © J. Mazzotti

  • Floating islands of the Uros

    Floating islands of the Uros - Lake Titicaca

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  • Puno Tours

    Natives in Taquile Island - Lake Titicaca

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    Cathedral of Cuzco

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    Sacsayhuaman
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  • Andean Natives

    Andean Natives - Varayocs in Pisac - Sacred Valley

    © J. Mazzotti

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    Machu Picchu
    Natural and Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO
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