Mysteries of Peru
Mysteries of Peru
|Purpose:||Adventure, Culture, Discovery|
|No. of days:||6 days - 5 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Cusco, Lima|
|Other cities:||Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines and Ballestas Is.|
Day 1: Lima, Cusco
At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Rest of the morning to rest and acclimatize. In the afternoon, visit the city of Cusco, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco and place of a particular essence. The tour begins in the temple of Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace and main center of worship of the god Sol, where after the Dominican order built a church that lies prized so far. Then he will tour the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the beautiful church of the Jesuits, among other colonial buildings are located. Continue the journey to the colonial church of San Cristobal to enjoy a spectacular view of the city, then continue to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Inca construction that stands out for its huge walls of hewn stone, located in a strategic position on a hill, with a broad view of the city of Cuzco. Later you will visit important archaeological sites Puca Pucara and Qenko. [B]
Day 2: Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo
Visit Chinchero, a small picturesque Andean village. Enter the home of a textile artisan, where you will see some of his original work and learn about their techniques, as well as their creative process. Then visit Chinchero’s significant Inca ruins, dating from the end of the 15th Century, as well as a beautiful traditional church. Afterwards, on the road to Ollantaytambo, stop at the Racchi viewpoint, for one of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afterwards head to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress and also a religious center. Finally, you will stop at the village of Ollantaytambo, known as "the only living Inca town". It is the best surviving example of Inca urban planning, with stone-paved streets that have been inhabited since the 12th Century. [B/L]
Day 3: Machu Picchu
Visit one of the major energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion will be by train and during the trip we will have an amazing view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, our representatives will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional guide will transmit us the history around this mysterious and charming place. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore the zone on your own, relax and meditate. At appropriate time, descent to Aguas Calientes. Lunch included. In the afternoon, board the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival, our collaborators will be waiting at the station, from where we will transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco. [B/L]
Day 4: Cusco, Lima, Paracas
At the scheduled time transfer to airport to board your flight to Lima. On arrival transfer to the bus station to board the special bus service to Paracas (4 hrs. Approx.). Arrival and assistance. Overnight in Paracas. [B/S]
Day 5: Nazca Lines
At the scheduled time, transfer to the aerodrome of Pisco to board the plane and enjoy the flight over the incredible Nazca Lines, located in the plains of the same name. Here you can see the many geoglyphs, figures representing stylized animals and plants, which are distributed in a huge labyrinth of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals recorded over the land and preserved for almost 2,000 years. Overnight in Paracas. [B]
Day 6: Paracas, Ballestas Island, Lima
Early departure to the port where our boat excursion begins nearly two hours to the Ballestas Islands, located off the coast of the Paracas National Reserve, the largest natural sanctuary of our shores. These two beautiful islands are home to thousands of migratory birds who share their habitat with restless colonies of sea lions. During the trip, you will appreciate a mysterious design on the side of a hill, called "The Chandelier". At the scheduled time return by bus to the city of Lima. [B]
B] = Breakfast | [B/L] = Breakfast & Lunch | [S] = Snack Pack
- Shared transfers between airports, hotels and bus stations where required
- Assistance upon arrival in Paracas
- Excursion by motorboat to Ballestas Islands.
- Cusco - 2 nights
- Sacred Valley - 1 night
- Paracas - 2 nights
- Breakfast daily
- 1 buffet lunch
- 2 lunches
- City Tour in Cusco & Ruins
- Full day excursion to Sacred Valley, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo
- Full day excursion to Machu Picchu
- Overflight to Nasca Lines from Pisco’s aerodrome
- Inka Rail train tickets
- Travel Assistance Program.
- Maps and amenities during excursions.
Not included in tour
- Air tickets, taxes and surcharges.
- International or domestic border taxes.
- Travel Insurance
- Meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Optional tours and extensions
- Personal expenses.
- Meals or any other items not specifically mentioned as included
Hotels in your Tour
|Category||Hotel Name||Room Type||Tripadvisor|
|Sacred Valley||San Agostin Monasterio de Recoleta||Standard||4|
|Cusco||Costa del Sol Ramada||Contemporary||4|
|Sacred Valley||Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay||Standard||4.5|
|Paracas||Double Tree Resort||Suite||4.5|
|Cusco||JW Marriott Convento||Classic Inca||5|
|Sacred Valley||Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection||Superior||5|
|Paracas||La Hacienda Bahia Paracas||Standard||5|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
Rates are per person, based on 2 passengers traveling together, valid through December of 2020. Single and triple rates are available upon request Rates do not apply to the following holidays: Inti Raymi (the week of June 24), Independence Day celebrations (Week of July 28 and 29). Christmas and New Year’s (December 23 through January 1). Other blackout dates apply.
Tour Code: PE06CUZ20CT