EXTRAORDINARY DISCOVERY CIRCUIT LIMA, PARACAS, ICA, NAZCA, AREQUIPA, PUNO, CUSCO AND PUERTO MALDONADO 19 DAYS / 18 NIGHTS

Extraordinary Discovery Peru 19 Days

Description

In this circuit you will be able to distinguish the most visited destinations in our majestic Peru, such as the city of the Kings, we will also have an exquisite dinner at the Dama Juana Restaurant. 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 to visit the Plaza de Armar and the Yanahuara Lookout, we will continue our visit to the Colca Canyon where we will have the opportunity to see the majestic flight of the Condor, then we will go to the city of Puno. and we will sail through Lake Titicaca, to continue advancing in 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.
afternoon
Free afternoon.
Day 2
morning
Free morning in Lima.
afternoon
Buffet Dinner Show.
Day 3
morning
Free Day in Lima .
Day 4
morning
Islas Ballestas Tour
afternoon
Ica Full Day Tour
Day 5
morning
Nazca LInes Overflight
afternoon
Transfer to Arequipa
Day 6
morning
Free morning
afternoon
City Tour Arequipa (Optional)
Day 7
morning
Transfer to Chivay
afternoon
Chivay Tour
Day 8
morning
Colca Canyon Tour
afternoon
Transfer to Puno
Day 9
morning
Uros Islands Tour
afternoon
Taquile Islands Tour
Day 10
morning
Route of the Sun Tour
afternoon
Arrive to Cusco
Day 11
morning
City Tour Cusco
afternoon
4 ruins Tour
Day 12
morning
Sacred Valley Tour Pisaq
afternoon
Chinchero and Ollantaytambo Tour
Day 13
morning
Arrive and Inca Trail Hiking
afternoon
First views in Machupicchu
Day 14
morning
Machu Picchu Tour Guide
afternoon
transfer to Cusco
Day 15
morning
Free Day in Cusco
afternoon
Optional Activities in Cusco
Day 16
morning
Transfer Cusco Puerto Maldonado
afternoon
Caiman Cocha Tour
Day 17
morning
Lake Apu Victor Tour
afternoon
Lake Apu Victor Tour
Day 18
morning
Transfer to Cusco
afternoon
Free Activities
Day 19
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.
Overnight at Lima.



Day 2 - Amazing Colorful Night in Lima


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Breakfast the hotel.
Free morning.
Buffet Dinner + typical dances Peruvian show.
At 20:00 Pick up time to go to La Dama Juana Restaurant.
Our driver will pick you up and transfer to the restaurant.
Several peruvian typical dishes in a complete buffet dinner.
Enjoy the show and also the exquisite dinner.
23:00 Return to the hotel.
Overnight at Lima.



Day 3 - Free Day in Lima


Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day.
Overnight at Lima.



Day 4 - Excursion a 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.
At 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 5 - Overflight in Nasca 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 6 - Incoming to Arequipa and Free Day.


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Breakfast at your hotel.
Free morning.
Day free to personal activities.
Overnight at Arequipa.



Day 7 - Journey to Arequipa – Colca Canyon First Day


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08:00 am - 08:30 am Departure to Chivay. We will start our tour on the road to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of that area, then we will border the Chachani volcano and we will pass through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in this place the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, here we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA.
Continuing with the tour on the way, a small stop will be made in Patahuasi (house on top) to take the coca tea. Immediately we will continue the trip to the bofedales where we will observe different species of birds both local and migratory to the area according to season, then we will continue to Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 masl approx. Also known as the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes such as Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.
At noon we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we can have lunch and then move to the hotel, we will have time to rest and then continue to the Calera thermal baths. These outdoor baths have thermo medicinal water that will make us enjoy a magical moment after the bus tour in the morning.
We will return to the hotel to rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.



Day 8 - Journey to Colca Canyon / Condor Cross / Puno


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Leaving at 06:00 am after having breakfast, we will head towards the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, where you can see the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon. On the way we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, Wititi dances as well as the typical costume of the area.
On the way back to Chivay we will visit the towns of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, in which the guide will explain their different customs in the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces.
11:30 am approx. Arrival to Chivay. 11:45 am approx. lunch 01:30 pm approx. We will board the bus to Puno. The bus makes stops in the route and we can appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca.
We will be assisted and transferred to the hotel upon arrival in Puno.
Overnight in Puno.



Day 9 - Journey 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 10 - Amazing 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 11 - 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 12 - Trip 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 13: Begining of Inkatrail 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 14 - 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 15 - Free Day Cusco.


Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day to explore and do some shopping.
Overnight at Cusco.



Day 16 - Journey Cusco – Puerto Maldonado


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Breakfast at the hotel.
At convenient hour, transfer to airport
Fly Cusco – Puerto Maldonado (not include in the price)
Reception in the airport and transfer to Lodge.
Then, we’ll start our program by visiting the city on a bus. Then, we will go to Puerto Capitanía, the port where our riverboat will be waiting for us.
We will sail across Rio Bajo Madre de Dios (Winding River) until arriving at our lodge, 30 km away from Puerto Maldonado City.
On our way, you will be able to observe rural lands destined to agricultural and livestock activities near the city. If the weather is good, you will sight colorful plants like the large-flowered heliconias, and you will have the chance to observe diverse animals such as the capybaras, caimans, water turtles, herons, cormorants, carrion birds and birds of prey.
Upon the arrival in our lodge, you will be welcomed with delicious Amazon tropical fruit nectars and taken to your comfortable room (bungalow) reserved for the occasion. Once you are settled in the room, a hearty lunch will be served for you in our warm, rustically designed dining room.
CAIMAN COCHA
In the afternoon, our specialized guide will take you through an interpretive trail, conveniently signposted, to Caiman Cocha, a little lagoon where you will have the chance to observe the black caiman and the common caiman, as well as efficient predators located at the top of the food chain.
They feed on a rich water fauna—mainly represented by fish— that inhabits the pond. Back in the lodge, a delicious dinner will await you and you will have free time to share unforgettable moments at the bar, equipped with and excellent game room and all the drinks you can imagine. The night fauna will lull you to sleep with the melody of a huge number of bird songs and calls.



Day 17 - Lake Apu Victor


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Breakfast at the lodge.

Magic begins with birds singing from the Amazon paradise, waking up to the howler monkey calls. A hearty breakfast will provide you with the necessary energy for a morning full of new experiences.
LAKE APU VICTOR: After breakfast, we will start a hike to the deep forest on conveniently prepared, preserved and signposted trails. On the way, we will cross the riverside to reach high-elevation forests, and then we will descend to floodable forests, to go up again to the hills.

During the journey, we will see the widest range of flora and fauna in the wild. Along the way, we will see diverse species of medicinal plants and fruit trees supporting the animal and human populations in the Amazon forests. Some of the most important are the moriche palm, mahogany, chestnut, catahua, cedar, trumpet-wood, copaiba, and shihuahuaco, among others.
With luck and in silence, you can see bigger mammals, like the Brazilian tapir and the white-lipped peccary; rodents like the giant otter, the capybara, the spotted paca and the armadillo; primates like the coto or howler monkey, the squirrel monkey, the lion monkey and the black-cap capuchin monkey; reptiles like the iguana and the bothrops atrox; amphibians like the toad and birds like the guan, the partridge, the golden parakeet and the blue, yellow and red macaw.
In the rainy jungle you will see insects such as butterflies (Lepidoptera), scarabs (Coleoptera), crickets, cicadas, ants, centipedes and millipedes of several species. We’ll arrive at the majestic Lake Apu Victor surrounded by immense swamps and gigantic trees.
Then, we’ll go up to an Amazonian observation deck, from which you’ll get to enjoy a panoramic view on the lake, observe parrots, macaws, toucans, horned screamers, hoatzins, herons and other animals like caimans, turtles, etc.

A wide variety of fishes enters Lake Apu Victor with the flooding of (heavy) rainy season. In addition, there are other species of fauna associated to the lake, like the yellow-footed tortoise, the mata mata, the twist-necked turtle, the freshwater blenny, the kinkajou, the white-tailed deer, the Central American agoutis and the giant otter of the Amazon rainforest. Back in the lodge, a refreshing lunch will be waiting for you.
MONKEY ISLAND In the afternoon, joined with our specialized guide, we will visit the Monkey Island, few minutes away from the lodge in the center of Madre de Dios River. This island shows an enormous variety of exuberant flora and hosts numerous primate specimens like the black spider monkey, the black-cap capuchin monkey, the squirrel monkey and the lion monkey.

Also, other species of little mammals like the ring-tailed coati (nasua nasua), the squirrel and an enormous variety of colored birds. Finally, we will complete our visit to the island, enjoying a sunset with the most impressive dusk in the jungle. Back in the lodge, you will taste an exquisite dinner.



Day 18 - Return - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco


Early breakfast at the lodge.
After a refreshing night sleep, the loud vocalizations produced by the supersized voice box of the howler monkey, will greet you good morning. In our dining room, a hearty breakfast will wait for you. In our dining room, a delicious breakfast will await you before going back to Puerto Maldonado. Fly Puerto Maldonado – Cusco (not included the flight ticket).
Reception in the airport in Cusco and transfer to the hotel.
Night accommodation in Cusco.



Day 19 - Coming Back Cusco – Lima


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

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LIMA, PARACAS, ICA, NAZCA, AREQUIPA, PUNO, CUSCO AND PUERTO MALDONADO 19 DAYS / 18 NIGHTS