South of Peru (8 days / 7 nights)

South of Peru(8 days)

Visit: Paracas, Ballestas Islands, Nazca Lines, Colca Valley, Cuzco, Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu

Includes: Transfers airport / hotel / airport, 1 night accommodation in Paracas, 1 night in Chivay (Colca Valley) and 3 nights in Cuzco, with breakfasts, excursions to Ballestas Islands, overflight Nazca Lines, 2 days excursion to Colca Valley, full day in 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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5 nights lodging with breakfast included (1 night in Paracas, 1 night in Chivay - Colca Valley and 3 nights in Cuzco)

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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

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Optional AXA Travel Assistant

Itinerary - South of Peru (8 days / 7 nights)

Daily departures


Day 1: Lima / Paracas


Day 2: Paracas / Nazca (B)

  • Breakfast

  • 08:00 Boat tour to Ballestas Islands - on route you can see the Candelabra

  • Return to Paracas

  • 11:00 Bus departure to Nazca

  • 14:30 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)

  • 20:00 Transfer to Nazca bus station and bus departure from Nazca to Arequipa


Day 3: Arequipa / Colca Valley (B)

  • 06:30 Arrival to Arequipa City

  • 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 lunch (not included)

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

  • 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 4: Colca Valley / Arequipa (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 Arequipa

  • 17:00 Arrival to Arequipa and free time

  • 20:00 Transfer to Arequipa bus station and bus departure to Cuzco


Day 5: Cuzco

  • Upon arrival to Cuzco City, reception and transfer to your hotel.

  • Simple coca leaf tea ceremony followed by rest, recommended for altitude acclimatization.

  • 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 6: Cuzco / Sacred Valley of the Incas / Cuzco (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.

  • Return to Cuzco City.

  • Lodging in Cuzco.


Day 7: Cuzco / Machu Picchu / Cuzco (B-L)

  • Breakfast.

  • Transfer to the train station for boarding the train to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes)

  • Upon arrival to Machu Picchu Town station, transfer in minibuses that will climb you up to Machu Picchu Inca City. Guided tour.

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

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

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

  • Lodging in Cuzco.


Day 8: Cuzco / .... (Lima, Puno or Tambopata) (B)

  • Breakfast.

  • At fixed time transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (or bus / train station)


The program does not includes

  • Flight Tickets

  • Tips for guides and staff members.

  • Services not mentioned in the program

Rates 2018 - Rates per person in US Dollar

Hotels Class

Double Room

Triple Room

Single Room

Option 1 (Budget)
Santa María (Paracas)
Posada Chivay (Colca)
Carlos V (Cusco)

$ 946

$ 933

$ 1,031

Option 2 (Tourist Superior)
San Agustín Paracas (Paracas)
Pozo del Cielo o Casa Andina (Colca)
Ht. San Freancisco Plaza (Cusco)

$ 1,040

$ 1,020

$ 1,225

Option 3 (Superior)
Aranwa (Paracas)
Colca Lodge (Colca)
Casa Andina P. Collection (Cusco)

$ 1,363

$ 1,345

$ 1,797


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    Boat tour in Ballestas Islands
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  • Nazca Lines

    Nazca Lines

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  • Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve

    Misti Volcano - Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve

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  • Natives of Colca Valley

    Wititi Dance in Colca Valley

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    Cathedral of Cuzco

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    The Lost City of the Incas
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