Fascinating Peru 12 days

After visiting the fascinating city of Lima, fly to Cusco and the Amazon of Peru.

Peru is a biodiverse country! This tour will give you the perfect chance to explore its many ecosystems: the coast, the desert, and the mountains by visiting the most important tourist attractions of Peru, including coastal sites, the Andes, and Amazonian jungles.

Overview:


Day 1 : Arrival to Lima
Day 2 : Lima City Tour
Day 3 : Lima to Paracas and Nazca Lines flight
Day 4 : Ballestas Islands Tour to Lima
Day 5 - Lima – Cusco tour (flight in)
Day 6 - Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes
Day 7- Machu Picchu – Cusco
Day 8 – Rainbow Mountain
Day 9 - Cusco – Amazon (flight in)
Day 10 : Amazon - Cocha Perdida
Day 11: Amazon - Gamitana river
Day 12: Amazon – Lima

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Full Itinerary

You will be picked up at the airport by Our representative and taken to your Lima hotel.

You'll have the evening to spend at your leisure. We recommend a stroll through the scenic Parque del Amor (Love Park), which has amazing views of Lima's coastline.

Meals Included:

In the afternoon we will take you to the city’s main historical, religious, and more interesting contemporary sites.

Our tour includes the ruins of Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores followed by a visit to the colonial Plaza Mayor in the historic center. Here you’ll see the Government Palaces, the Cathedral where Francisco Pizarro is buried, and the San Francisco Monastery, famous for its catacombs where over 250,000 human bones are still on display, visit the Museo Larco and later You’ll then check out some modern, upscale areas, including Larcomar, and return to your hotel in the evening

Meals Included: breakfast

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be taken to the bus station for your trip to Paracas, a city located 3 ½ hours south of Lima and reached by a comfortable first class bus. It is a port town on the glimmering Paracas bay, near the famous Paracas National Marine Sanctuary. Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to your confirmed Paracas hotel.

After checking in, you’ll next head to the Pisco airport, located about 30 minutes by car from your hotel. Here you’ll take off on an exciting hour-long flight over the world-famous Nazca Lines. Built between 500 BC and 500 AD, the Nazca Lines are a World Heritage Site whose significance continues to perplex researchers despite more than half a century of careful study. After you touch back down on earth, you’ll be taken back to your Paracas hotel, arriving in the late afternoon or early evening.

Note: Flights from Pisco to Nazca require a minimum of two passengers per departure. Please contact your Travel Advisor for single passenger options

Meals Included: breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departing on an adventurous boat trip to the nearby Ballestas Islands, an important sanctuary for marine life. Here you’ll have an opportunity to see sea lions, fur seals, Humboldt Penguins, guano birds, and possibly even Green Sea Turtles and dolphins. On the way to the islands, you’ll also see the Candelabra, a nearly 595-foot (181-meter) long, candlestick-shaped symbol etched into the side of a hill that can be seen from the sea. The tour will last approximately 2 hours.

After your boat excursion, you’ll have some free time at your hotel before going to the bus station to return to Lima for the night. After you check in to your hotel, you’ll then have the evening in Lima to enjoy at your leisure, as well as some of the finest restaurants in the world.

Meals Included: breakfast

After an early breakfast we go to the Airport in Lima, the flight takes about 1 hour,

We pick you up from Airport in Cusco. Transfer to Hotel in Cusco, In the afternoon Private tour.

Visit the Main Square of Cusco and the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful places in Peru, the artwork by goldsmith and silversmiths is just amazing.

The Temple of the Sun - Qorikancha, Its walls and floors were once covered in sheets of solid gold, and its adjacent courtyard was filled with golden statues

Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco, famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9 m / 30 ft high and weighing over 350 tons,

Once in Sacsayhuaman we have the company of an Andean shaman that will show us a typical inca ceremony called Offering to Mother earth

Our Cusco tour will end in the San Pedro Market where you can a appreciate the typical market of Cusco City.

After the guided tour we return to your hotel.
Meals Included: breakfast

Today we will tour the Sacred Valley, our first stop will be Moray (agricultural experiment Inca station), and after this stop, continue to visit the Salineras of Maras (Inca salt mines - evaporation ponds ) the tour will go ahead, and we visit Ollantaytambo town, a beautiful Inca village and the Inca temple.

After the tour we go to the train station of Ollantaytambo to take the train to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu town)

Reception and hotel
Meals Included: breakfast and Lunch

This day finally we visit Machu picchu, after breakfast your guide will meet you by you hotel lobby and you go to the bus stop to board the bus, we will drive for about 30 minutes to reach the citadel of Machu Picchu. We will have a 2-hour private, guided tour, to visit the most important places in Machu Picchu. After the visit, you will have free time to visit Machu Picchu on your own (optional, climb the Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain, this costs an additional $ 35 USD per person). You can also hike to the Sun Gate or the Inka Bridge, for these 02 places there are no additional payments.

At the appropriate time, we will take the bus and descend from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes usual train departure to Ollantaytambo is in the afternoon, followed by car two hours drive to your hotel in Cusco.
Meals Included: breakfast

Early, at 04:30 am approx. You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco, to make our beautiful trip to the South Valley of Cusco, located in the southern part of the ancient capital of the Incas (Cusco), the trip will take a duration of 3 hours approximately.

Our first stop will be in the beautiful village of Cusipata where we will have a short break to enjoy our breakfast and after a brief explanation, we will start our trek towards the mountain Vinicunca or mountain of seven colors. We will start with our walk at the foot of the Ausangate, an approximately 2 hour climb, during this trip we will have the opportunity to see the different varieties of South American camelids and the beautiful reflection of the landscape is impressive. When we get to the mountain of colors we will have enough time to take pictures of this enigmatic and amazing place, later we will return walking until arriving to Pampachiri, where we will take our transport to go to Cusipata and enjoy the delicious lunch.

Finally, between 17:00 hours we will be in the imperial city.
Meals Included: breakfast and Luch

Upon your arrival in Puerto Maldonado, Perus Capital City of Biodiversity, we will welcome you at the airport. Then, we will start our program with a visit around the city, on a bus.

Afterwards, we will go to Puerto Capitania, to board a motorized riverboat, and we will navigate on the Madre de Dios River. During the journey, we will submerge into a fascinating natural environment, if we are lucky we will witness Ronsocos, Caimans, Turtles, Herons, Cormorants and other animal species in their natural environment.

Arriving at the Ecoamazonia Lodge, we will enjoy an exquisite welcome drink, we will get settled in our bungalows and will have lunch together.

Once satisfied, you will be conducted by our specialized tour guide through an interpretive trail conveniently signposted to the Caiman Cocha, a small lake with an abundant presence of specimens of Black Caiman (Melanosuchus Niger) and Caiman (Caiman Crocodilus).

At the end of the evening, you will witness the spectacular sunset in the Amazon, an experience full of intensities overwhelming color ranges.

Upon returning to the Lodge, a delicious dinner will await you, and enjoy free time to share unforgettable moments at the bar, equipped with an excellent game room and all the drinks you can imagine.

Meals Included: Lunch and dinner

Dawn is incredible woke with the singing of birds, the song of the howler monkey. Early breakfast to start our activities jungle trips.

We started a trek deep into the forest trails with bridges to cross streams and rivers. During this journey you can appreciate a host of wildlife and arrive at majestic LAKE APU VICTOR Nature reserve beautiful place surrounded by swamps and gigantic trees home to a variety of birds and animals.

We will have the opportunity to ascend to the viewpoint AMAZONICO (Mirador built on top of the trees) from the top you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the lake from where you can see species such as parrots, macaws, toucans, horned screamers, Shanshos (Hoatzin is a type of wild goose prehistoric appearance), herons and other animals, such as alligators, turtles, etc. If you are lucky you can watch the spectacular Giant Otter, return to the lodge awaits a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon we boarded our boat to cross the river and visit the MONKEY ISLAND only place we walk in the extraordinary places with abundant flora we can find a variety of species of monkeys in their natural habitat such as Mono Maquisapa, Capuchino , lion, Frayle and hopefully the coati and sloths and a variety of birds. Back to the hostel Ecoamazonia lodge enjoy a delicious dinner.

In the usual dinner together and tell our experiences to enjoy our last night in the Amazon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Wake up with the chirping of birds and early breakfast begin our day with a walk we walk in the forest to the Cocha Perdida which constitutes a refuge ecosystem and feeding of an immense variety of animals hopefully we can see otters, caimans, turtles, tapirs, tapirs, birds of colorful plumage and a variety of fish. This unique area remains intact with immense swamps and marshes can reach the AMAZON MIRADOR from where you can appreciate the immensity of the jungle. We will make a small canoe ride around the lake appreciating fruit trees immense habitat of many species of birds return to the lodge Ecoamazonia lodge and lunch. In the afternoon we will have the option to visit the botanical garden or if you prefer you can enjoy bathing in the Amazon pool.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

After breakfast early our boat will bring it back to the city of Puerto Maldonado, capital of biodiversity and from there you can connect to your next destination either by bus or plane.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

What is included

  • Accommodations, Transportation and Tours
  • In Lima - Paracas - Nazca – Ballestas islands
  • 3 nights in Lima,
  • 1 night in Paracas,
  • Transportation: Bus: Lima - Paracas - Lima
  • All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
  • Flight over Nazca Lines
  • All breakfasts
  • In Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu – Rainbow Mountain
  • 3 nights in Cusco
  • 1 night in Machu Picchu
  • All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
  • Train Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco.
  • Entrance fee for Machu Picchu
  • All transfers and entrance fees
  • All breakfasts
  • In the Amazon - Puerto Maldonado
  • 3 nights in Tambopata Lodge
  • All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
  • All transfers and entrance fees
  • All breakfasts

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
  • Baggage excess. (i.e.Puno/Cusco bus)
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls.
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Optional post-tour (cost given separately)

What you need to bring/carry:

  • Daypack,
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars)
  • comfortable footwear
  • Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  • Water bottle and purification tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Cusco)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • Sun block (sun protection cream)
  • Insect repellent
  • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
  • Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  • You also need to bring your original passport on the trail and your student ISIC card (if claiming a student discount)

Suggestions

1- If you are planning to travel to Cusco during the months of December to March, we recommend to bring with you a rain gear since we start the rainy season over here.
However, April to November are the months of dry season, we have sunny days but cold nights

2- If you live at sea level, and planning to visit Cusco, you might experience the Altitude sickness, Cusco is located at 3350 meters about sea level. We recommend a local remedy called mate de coca, it is tea made from coca leaves. This is helpful, but by no means a cure.
Acetazolamide (Diamox ) is drug that has shown good results as prophylaxis and treatment of AMS ( soroche o mal de altura ) It is a prescription drug used in the treatment of glaucoma, and as a diuretic.

3- Hiking boots for the following tours, Rainbow mountain, Inca trail, Salkantay and Choquequirao

4- Light dinner for the first night of your arrival to Cusco. Since the elevation of Cusco slow down the digestion

5- You don´t need to bring a lot cash to Peru since you can withdraw USA Dollars at most ATMs across the country Visa,Master Card,Cirrus, American Express and Diner's Club,etc) Most ATM machines in Peru do not add any charge for withdrawing money from your home bank account, but your own bank might.

Price

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Confirm your Booking: We will require a non-refundable tour deposit of 50% per person.

The deposit is to be paid by the following options, by VISA Payment On-Line, Paypal, and Western Union money transfer; these are the fastest & most secure form of payments in Peru.

The remaining balance is to be paid in Cusco once you arrive prior to your tour departure date.

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