MAJESTIC DISCOVERY CIRCUIT LIMA, PARACAS, NAZCA, AREQUIPA, PUNO AND CUSCO 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

Majestic Discovery Peru 13 Days

Description

This circuit you will be able to distinguish the most visited destinations in our majestic Peru, such as the city of the Kings, where we will visit the Intihuatana Park, we will pass through the Huaca Pucllana, the El Olivar park, the main square, appreciating the Plaza de Armas from outside, With the Municipal Palace, Government Palace and the Cathedral of Lima, at the end of the tour you will enter the convent of Santo Domingo.
To continue the tour we will travel south to make the Excursion to the Ballestas Islands being able to observe the penguins and the figure of the chandelier on a dune in front of the sea, we will then continue towards the city of Nazca and then fly over the majestic Nazca lines.
The circuit continues to the beautiful white city of Arequipa and then goes to the city of Puno and navigate Lake Titicaca, to continue advancing on our circuit we will visit the imperial city of Cusco.
On the tour of the Imperial city of Cusco we will enter the Cathedral and the Qoricancha temple, in addition to visiting the 4 ruins near the city.
The next day we will continue our visit to the Pisac Ruins, to the traditional Pisac Market, we will appreciate the majestic landscape of the Sacred Valley and we will end the day with a visit to Ollantaytambo.
To discover our wonderful citadel, we will take the short Inca trail that our 2-day ancestors used, ending in our wonderful citadel of Machupicchu in order to appreciate its majesty.


Day 1
morning
Arrive to Lima.
morning
City Tour Lima.
Day 2
morning
Free Day in Lima.
afternoon
Free Day in Lima.
Day 3
morning
Ballestas Islands Tour.
afternoon
Tour in Ica.
Day 4
morning
Nazca LInes Overflight
afternoon
Transfer to Arequipa
Day 5
morning
Arriving Arequipa
afternoon
Free Afternoon
Day 6
morning
Transfer to Puno
afternoon
Arrive to Puno
Day 7
morning
Uros Islands Tour
afternoon
Taquile Island Tour
Day 8
morning
Route of the Sun Tour
afternoon
Arrive to Cusco
Day 9
morning
City Tour Cusco
afternoon
4 ruins tour
Day 9
morning
Sacred Valley Tour Pisaq
afternoon
Chinchero and Ollantaytambo Tour
Day 10
morning
Arrive and Inca Trail Hiking
afternoon
First views in Machupicchu
Day 11
morning
Machu Picchu Tour Guide
afternoon
transfer to Aguas Calientes
Day 12
morning
Machu Picchu Guided Tour
afternoon
Transfer to Cusco
Day 13
morning
Coming Back Cusco - Lima

Day 1 - Arrive to Lima


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Flight to Lima.
Welcome, reception and transfer to the select hotel.
We will stop at Parque Intihutana and enjoy a nice view of the Pacific Ocean, as we drive down the Miraflores Malecon, a road along the cliffs overlooking the ocean. We will begin our tour visiting the modern suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores. We will ago by the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-inca pyramid shape temple that has survived the expansion of modern civilization. We will see the the Olive Grove Park and the Financial Center.
Then We will visit downtown Lima`s historical center, designated by Unesco as Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1991. In this journey we will enjoy what once was the center of the 16th century Spanish colony. We will see the Plaza Mayor, the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop`s Palace, the City Hall and the Desamparados Train Station. We will also see Plaza San Martin, a large park surrounded by old colonial buildings still displaying beautiful carved wood balconies and other landmarks.
We shall visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, where the relics of the three Peruvian saints Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macias are conserved. At the end of the tour you will have a choice to either shop at the Indian Market, Larcomar Mall or return to your hotel.
Overnight at Lima.



Day 2 - Free Day in Lima

Breakfast at your hotel.
Day Free to personal activities, shopping and restaurants.
Overnight at Lima.


Day 3 - Full Day in Paracas & Ica


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Leaving at 2:50 am to pick you up from the hotel to take the bus from Lima to Paracas. Our bus will leave at 4:00 am and after 3 hours we will arrive in Paracas.
8:00 am pick up from Paracas and start of the Ballestas Islands Tour. From the Paracas spa, you can visit the Ballestas islands by boat, habitat of sea lions, guano birds, penguins and a diversity of marine fauna. On the way you can see a figure El Candelabro, engraved on the side of a hill, is a geoglyph with a rock formation eroded by the wind and the sea. It is more than 120 meters long and is also called Tres Cruces or Tridente. The best way to appreciate it is from the sea.
At noon we will take a bus from Paracas to Ica for around 3 hours. Upon arrival in Ica we will continue the excursion of Tubular rides are a fantastic adventure in the middle of the desert where you can enjoy the high and low dunes and you can feel the adrenaline on these desert roller coasters.
In the high parts of the desert you can practice sandboarding, our official driver will instruct you so that you can safely drop it if you do not have experience in this sport.
At 06:00 pm we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night there and take the overflight of the Nazca lines the next day.
Overnight at Nazca



Day 4 - Over Flight in Nazca Lines – Trip to Arequipa


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Breakfast at your hotel.
Early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the aerodrome where we will board a light plane for a memorable air excursion over the Nazca Lines.A bilingual guide (Spanish / English) will assist you at all times until you board the plane. This overflight over the Nazca Lines will cover the extension of the Nazca desert stone, whose surface is marked by gigantic drawings and geometric figures.
The overflight to the Nazca lines takes approximately 35 minutes and is the best way to see these fascinating lines and drawings that have intrigued people for years. Here, you will be able to see the different figures traced on the stone surface of the Nazca desert, representing stylized animals and plants, distributed in a huge maze of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals that have been preserved for almost 2000 years.
It is one of the most incredible legacies that a culture has left behind and that can only be seen from the sky at an altitude of 1500 feet.
After the overflight we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at 11:30 pm. We will be assisted upon arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.



Day 5 - Arriving to Arequipa and Free Day


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Breakfast at the hotel.
Day free to personal activities.
Overnight at Arequipa.



Day 6 - Expedition to Arequipa – Puno


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Early breakfast at your hotel.
At convenient hour transfer to the bus station for travel to Puno.
13.30 Departure by Tourist bus to Puno, the duration of the trip is about 6 hours.
19:30 Arrival in Puno.
Reception at the bus station and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Puno.



Day 7 - Expedition to the Amazing Lake - Puno / Titicaca / Uros & Taquile Islands


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Breakfast at your hotel.
At 7:00 am we will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the port of Lake Titicaca, where our local guide will be waiting with the boat to start our adventure on Lake Titicaca. Once we have left, our guide will explain important points of this great lake, and a few minutes later we will arrive at the famous floating islands of Los Uros. Here we will stop at one of the Islands, visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands. Later we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Taquile Island.
The boat trip lasts approximately 3 hours. Taquile is a huge island that is characterized by its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors will be able to observe how the people of the island make ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high Andean garments, all made by hand. In order to get to the top of the Island, we will have to walk along a beautiful, slightly inclined path that offers spectacular views of the lake. Here we advise you to walk slowly and take it easy, since you are walking over 3800 meters high.
After approximately 45 minutes we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we can rest and visit a small site museum, which shows through photos important aspects of the life of the people of Taquile. Our group will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the plaza.
After lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take photos with the islanders. Later we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00 pm.
We will spend one night at the hotel in Puno.



Day 8 - Remarcable Route of the Sun Puno – Cusco


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Breakfast at the hotel.
Leaving at 06:15 am from the hotel and transfer to the bus station in the Puno bus terminal During our tour that lasts approximately 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the tourist attractions of the southern corridor of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya at 4335 meters and the Inka Aymara museum in Pukara. Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take photos and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity.
We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 p.m. being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.
Overnight hotel in Cusco.



Day 9 - City Tour in Cusco + 4 Cities of the Incas.


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Breakfast at the hotel.
Free morning to acclimatize to have relaxing day.
City tour in Cusco.
Leaving at 01:00 pm pick up from the hotel, at 13:30 pm start of our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide us with detailed information of all the tourist attractions we will visit, will be attentive to any questions and / or needs that each of our visitors require.
The places we have to visit are. The main temple of the Sun also known as the "Qoricancha", "Sacsayhuaman" known as the head of the Puma in reference to the fact that the City of Cusco had the shape of a Puma in Inca times and the head of this cougar was exactly Sacsayhuaman, immediately We visit Qenqo, temple in honor of the mother earth or Pachamama, we continue through Pucapucara or entrance control center to the Sacred city of Cusco, later we visit Tambomachay Inca resting place and at the same time temple to the natural element of Water.
Overnight in Cusco.



Day 10 - Expedition to Sacred Valley of the Incas.


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Breakfast at the hotel.
Leaving at 8:00 am Pick up from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, we will be departure the city to cross the Sacsahuaman archaeological park and arrive at the Taray viewpoint, a wide lookout from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current cultivation lands that surround the sacred river of the Inka "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq, we will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq, which is very colorful as local people come to sell or purchase products premises that the population needs.
The Pisaq native market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After some free time, we will continue our journey towards the town of Urubamba, where we will have time to have lunch in the restaurant with buffet service, where you can taste a little of the wide variety of dishes presented with the best products from the area.
Continuing our journey, we arrive at the last living Inca city Ollantaytambo.
Ollantaytambo reminds us of a mythical love story, a drama that makes love prevail over all obstacles, it is believed that this city was built by General Inca Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the royal Inca army by preventing its union with the beautiful Princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star".
After our free time and according to a determined time we will be boarding the tourist train heading to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machupicchu town.
Once we arrive to Machupicchu we will be picked up from the train station and transfer to the selected hotel.
Optional, visit to the town's hot springs.



Day 11 - Begining of the Short Incatrail to km 104 - Cusco.


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Early breakfast in your hotel.
Transfer by ITEP Van, from Cusco to Train station, later train service to Km 104 “Inca Trail Entrance”. Trekking Km 104 “Chachabamba to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate”.
Today our trek takes us along the most impressive stretch of the Inka Trail. We'll visit beautiful Inka sites, see a variety of flora and fauna and get to take in the fantastic panoramas of the Andes mountains. Covering 16km of the trail our journey begins in the Sacred Valley and works its way up along an original Inca Trail to the Inca site of Wiñay Wayna before continuing on to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate (Inti Punku).
As we make our way to Machu Picchu we'll pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain and get to see a variety of plants, flowers and birds along the way.
We may also see some larger mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and Spectacled Bears (if we are very lucky).
After a full day trekking, we'll arrive to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) in the late afternoon and get our first views of Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain below. The light at this time of day is great for photos because there are few tourists so it's a perfect time to take some pictures of the site. After we've passed through the Sun Gate, we'll carry on along the trail a little way before taking a side trail that leads us to Aguas Calientes, in the valley below where we'll check in to our hotel.



Day 12 - Journey to the Amazing Fortress of Machupicchu “The Sunrise Experience”


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Awakening up early in the morning at 04:00am, we’ll take one of the first buses back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as soon as it opens (06:00am) we’ll have 2-hours guided tour in the site where you'll learn about the Inkas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour, you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu (2 hours round trip) or Machu Picchu Mountain (3 hours round trip).
You will also have time to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own if you choose (not included in the price)
• Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
• Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes are a visit to the new local museum or bathe in the hot springs.
Back to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes by bus and later board the Expedition train to the Ollantaytambo Train Station “Train departure time can vary according train schedule and availability”. In Ollantaytambo Train station you will meet our private van and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.



Day 13 - Coming Back Cusco – Lima


Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer hotel - airport.
Flight Cusco – Lima. (NOT INCLUDE).
Arrival to Lima.
Waiting at the airport for international flight.

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