WONDERFUL PERU CIRCUIT
Lima - Arequipa - Puno - Cusco
10 Days / 09 Nights
Lima: City Tour
Reception at Jorge Chavez International Airport and transfer to hotel guided by Lima, historic downtown tour. Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, City Hall and old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies. San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of colonial art in America. It continues through the residential areas of Lima, the Olive Grove of San Isidro. The pre-Inca shrines Huallamarca and Pucllana, finishing Larcomar from where you can have a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.
Lima - Arequipa (D)
Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Arequipa. Reception at the airport of the city of Arequipa and transfer to hotel. Free morning to acclimatize. Afternoon City Tour, visiting the Mirador Carmen Alto (where you can appreciate Chilina Valley) Yanahuara neighborhood of San Lazaro, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Church and cloisters of the Society of Jesus (Dome of San Ignacio) and the famous Convent of Santa Catherine dating from the sixteenth century Return to the hotel Free afternoon for personal activities Overnight
Arequipa - Colca Canyon (B, A)
Departure by bus to the Colca Valley. Through the town of Yura and the National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Pampa Cañahuas appreciate in their habitat to numerous species of birds as well as alpacas, llamas and vicunas. Arrival to Chivay for lunch In the afternoon, we recommend going to La Calera and enjoy an invigorating bath in the hot springs Overnight at hotel chosen
Colca Canyon - Chivay - Puno (B, A)
Early departure with direction to the Cruz del Condor, from this point the depth of the canyon is appreciated, we will observe the majestic flight of the Condors. Returning know the traditional villages of Maca, and Yanque Pinchillo also . some archaeological attractions of ancient cultures pre-Incas, attractive natural etc. Lunch at Chivay terraces are observed Transfer by bus to Puno (approx 06 hours.) Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Excursion to Taquile (B, A) Uros Islands
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to the Sacred Lake of the Incas, visiting the floating Uros Islands is a group of 20 islands formed based on totora (water plant) observe that its inhabitants still preserve their ancestral customs such as fishing and hunting. After the visit to the island of Taquile, a path lined, winding stone that leads to the village offering great landscape and cultural interest, about 1 hour walk, the inhabitants are mainly engaged in agriculture, handicrafts and fishing, the villagers continue living according to their ancient traditions and Inca laws folkloric events, religious and folk rituals. Free time to visit the craft shops and do some shopping, then headed to the restaurant of the island enjoy lunch prepared based on niche products Return to Puno Overnight
Puno - Cusco (B, A)
Breakfast at the hotel. 7:00 Transfer to the bus station to begin the trip by bus or train to Cusco. On the way (if the trip is a tourist bus) is Pucara view, we stop La Raya (4,335 m). Lunch in Sicuani. Then visits Raqchi archaeological site known as the Temple of God Wiracocha, San Pedro de Andahuaylillas Church built in 1580 and known as the "Sistine Chapel of Peru". Arrival in Cusco Reception at bus station and transfer to the hotel.
Cusco - Pisac & Ollantaytambo (Overnight) (D, A)
Drive to the" Sacred Valley ". We will visit the village of Pisac, where we can appreciate the marketing of locals as well as the typical craft fair where the opportunity to acquire variety of products will . After lunch at a tourist restaurant of the valley, we will continue along the banks of the Urubamba river enjoying beautiful scenery to the military fortress of Ollantaytambo, visit the Temple of the Sun (formed of six gigantic monoliths of granite). Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Cusco (B, A)
Breakfast in the hotel. A time transfer to the train station to start your trip to the" Lost City of the Incas "Machu Picchu, along the way a variety of natural landscapes can be seen. We will arrive at Aguas Calientes, where we will take the bus to take us on a 30 min. to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. We will begin the guided tour the Inca citadel, the main venues of urban and agricultural area to visit, then we descend to Aguas Calientes in time for lunch and shopping A correct time, return by train and bus to Cusco transfer to hotel
Cusco - Lima (B)
AM: Optional city tour and nearby ruins (depending on the time of flight) At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima Reception and transfer to hotel.
Lima - Departure (B)
A time transfer to the airport for your departure.