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Enigmatic Peru, From Nazca Lines to Machu Picchu
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This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  Assistance upon arrival in Lima.
  3 nights in Lima.
  Half day Lima city tour.
  Transfers by bus Cruz del Sur, Lima/Ica and Paracas/Lima.
  Assistance upon arrival in Paracas.
  Overflight to Nasca Lines from Pisco`s aerodrome
  1 night in Paracas.
  Transfer to Paracas and excursion by motor boat to Ballestas Islands.
  2 nights in Cuzco.
  Half day City Tour and nearby ruins in Cuzco with all entrances.
  1 night in Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  Full day excursion to Sacred Valley, visiting Chinchero Ruins, and Ollantaytambo with buffet lunch.
  Full day excursion to MachuPicchu with Expedition train and lunch.
  English Speaking guides.
  Airport transfers.
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Lima (97)     Cuzco (93)     Machu Picchu (54)     Sacred Valley (37)     Nazca Lines - Paracas (10)    

Discover the ancient treasures of Peru!, Visit Lima for a chance to taste its colonial and cosmopolitan sites and its unique and world renowned peruvian cuisine. Continue with a bus ride to Paracas an excellent nature and biodiversity destination; recommended as a start point to visit the mysterious Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, spend a night in Lima before heading to Cuzco to discover more Incan and Colonial sites and enjoy lots of shopping and endless nightlife. Continue to the Sacred Valley, a magical land where Indian Markets and Incan Constructions mix with Corn Fields, the Andes Mountains, Picturesque Towns, and a Legendary river. Proceed to Machu Picchu, the new Wonder of the World and continue with a stay in Cuzco City before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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Lima is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city that has retained much of its classic colonial architecture and pre-Colombian archaeological sites, that features many of South America`s most beautiful historic museums, churches and cathedrals. The city is alive with activity in its trendy neighborhoods like Miraflores, the beach fronts of Costa Verde and Barranco, and the upscale boutiques, massive shopping plazas, and exclusive shops.

Visit the Plaza Bolivar, Plaza Italia, Plaza de Armas, Alameda Chabuca Granda Viewpoint, and much more!
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7 nights - From The Sea to The Andes

Day 1: Lima

You will arrive to Lima: one of the most important and modern cities in South America founded by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Upon arrival you will be received at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Overnight in Lima. Meals Included: None.

Overnight in Lima: Hotels based on category selection (One category for the entire package).

Tourist : Ferre Miraflores, or similar.

Tourist Superior : Ibis Reducto, or similar.

First Class : Jose Antonio, or similar.

Superior First Class : Crowne Plaza Lima, or similar.

Luxury : Hilton Lima, or similar.

Please note: hotels mentioned are for reference only.

Day 2: Lima

In the afternoon, a trip to the essential Lima, known as The City of Kings, starting at the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, and passing along a “huaca” or sacred pre-Inca site, before heading to the Historic Center. There, you will walk along some of the most historically important streets of the city, leading to the Plaza de Armas, where you will have some time to take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. You will also have the chance to take a peek into an iconic building, that has served Lima’s citizens for centuries and continues to be an important landmark. Then you will visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo, an astonishing building with colonial style. After exploring the Historical Center, you will head towards the Larco Museum, which houses the incomparable Treasures of Ancient Peru private collection.  Meals Included: Breakfast at Hotel.

Day 3: Nazca Lines

Early in the morning, transfer to the bus station to board the special bus service to Paracas (4 hrs. approx.). Arrival and assistance to be transferred to the local airport. Overflight of the Nazca Lines (Half day tour) Upon arrival at the Pisco airfield (Paracas), you will board the plane that will fly over the incredible Nazca Lines, located on the pampas of the same name. There, you can see the many geoglyphs, which represent figures of animals and stylized plants,  which are distributed among a huge labyrinth of straight, trapezoids, triangles and spirals, engraved on the earth and preserved for about 2,000 years. Overnight in Paracas. Meals Included: Breakfast at Lima Hotel.

Overnight in Paracas: Hotels based on category selection (One category for the entire package).

Tourist : San Agustin Paracas, or similar.

Tourist Superior : San Agustin Paracas, or similar.

First Class : La Hacienda Bahia Paracas, or similar.

Superior First Class : Aranwa Paracas, or similar.

Luxury : Paracas Luxury Collection Resort, or similar.

Please note: hotels mentioned are for reference only.

Day 4: Ballestas Islands

You will take a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, where you can see thousands of birds, sea lions and seals in their natural environment. The famous Candelabra design, a figure of the Nazca culture engraved in the desert, can also be seen from the boat. At the appropriate time, transfer to the bus station to board your transportation to the city of Lima. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Lima. Meals Included: Breakfast at Paracas Hotel.

Day 5: Cuzco

After being picked up from the hotel in Lima and taken to the airport, embark your flight from Lima into the Capital of the Inca Empire - Cuzco. Upon arrival to Cuzco you will be received at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the morning is free to rest and get acclimatized to the altitude. In the afternoon, you will visit the city of Cusco, known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you will start your tour at the iconic San Pedro market, a local market where you can explore the colors, flavors and traditions of modern Cusco. The visit continues with the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, above which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. You will continue ascending to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Afterwards, you will explore Q’enqo archeological site, where important Inca ceremonies took place. Finally, you will arrive to the Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city.

Overnight in Cuzco: Hotels based on category selection (One category for the entire package).

Tourist : San Francisco Plaza, or similar.

Tourist Superior : Maytaq Wasin, or similar.

First Class : Jose Antonio, or similar.

Superior First Class : Hilton Garden Inn, or similar.

Luxury : Aranwa Cusco Boutique, or similar.

Please note : hotels mentioned are for reference only.

Day 6: Sacred Valley

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Cuzco and driven towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit Chinchero, a small and picturesque town that houses an important Inca archaeological center built at the end of the 15th century, as well as a beautiful and traditional church. Then you will visit the home of a local family where you can appreciate how they have preserved the traditional Andean spinning and weaving techniques and where they will also show you how they get the bright colors for their looms naturally. Then, on the way to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at the Racchi viewpoint, where you will have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Afterwards, lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Continue to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire and one of the few places where the Spanish conquerors lost an important battle. Well known for its platforms, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress that also served as a temple. Finally, continue to the town of Ollantaytambo, known as “the only living Inca city”; It is the best existing example of Inca urban planning, with stone streets that have been inhabited since the 12th century. Overnight in the Sacred Valley. Meals Included: Breakfast at Cuzco Hotel and Lunch during Sacred Valley tour. 

Overnight in Sacred Valley: Hotels based on category selection: (One category for the entire package).

Tourist : San Agustin Urubamba, or similar

Tourist Superior : Agustos Urubamba,or similar

First Class : San Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta, or similar

Superior First Class : Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, or similar

Luxury : Hotel Sol y Luna, or similar

Please note : hotels mentioned are for reference only.

Day 7: MachuPicchu

Early in the morning you will be transferred to the train station. You will visit one of the world`s most famous landmarks: the citadel of Machu Picchu. The excursion begins on board the train. Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin your ascent to Machu Picchu, where, surely, you will live one of the most unforgettable experiences. Once there, you can walk through every corner of one of the Seven Wonders of the world, accompanied by an expert guide, and enjoy free time to explore the area. PLEASE NOTE: The maximum period to stay in Machu Picchu citadel is no longer than 4hrs. Once you leave, it is forbidden to re-enter the citadel, even if you are within the 4 hours stipulated.  After the tour, descend to Aguas Calientes and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Your ride back to Cuzco will consist on the return train ride to Ollanta onboard the Expedition and a ground transfer from Ollanta train station to your hotel in Cuzco. Overnight in Cuzco. Meals Included: Breakfast at Sacred Valley Hotel and Lunch after Machu Picchu tour.

Day 8: Cuzco

At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport in Cuzco to take the flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will take the connection with your international departure flight. Meals Included: Breakfast at Cuzco Hotel.




Not Included:

  • International and domestic airfare, airport taxes, beverages at meals, personal expenses and anything else not listed on the Itinerary.
  • Air extra charge when selecting "Without International Flight" option is not included. Air extra charge can range anywhere between US$ 5 to US$ 199 per flight, per person and will be quoted by email AFTER you have created a booking number. Explanation of this extra charge is that domestic flights are subsided when sold in conjunction with International tickets. When one selects "Without International Flight" the subside is voided and therefore the difference to cover full price is manually calculated based on current air market value. To avoid the air extra charge, select your trip "With International Flight"



Please Note:
  • There might be some alterations in the excursions during festive dates and according to weather conditions.
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Peru's wealth of archaeological treasures is the most extensive in the Americas and includes the incomparable "Lost City" of Machu Picchu and an abundance of spectacular Incan ruins. It is also the home of breathtaking natural wonders like the Peruvian Andes, Lake Titicaca, and the vast Amazon River Basin. Here in the cradle of Pre-Colombian civilization, more than 10,000 years of human culture survives in Peru's archaeological riches, music, dance, sophisticated cuisine, and in the spirit of its fascinating people.
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