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Southern Peru's Unmissables

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Audrey Barousse

Terra Andina Peru

Terra Andina Peru is a local travel agency based in Lima and Cusco in Peru.

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Southern Peru's Unmissables

This two week itinerary allows you to discover the diversity of Peru's culture and geography.

DAY 1

Lima

An english speaking guide will greet you at the airport and you will be driven to your hotel by private transport.

Lima (1 night)
DAY 2

Lima - Pachacamac - Paracas

Departure in a private vehicle for Paracas. Note: 163 miles; around three and a half hour travel-time. Leaving Lima, detour to visit the site Pachacamac which was one of the most important ceremonial centre in the pre-Hispanic America. This archaeological site extends 460 hectares and includes over 50 architectural structures which most are made from stones and adobes. It shows various ruins from the Lima civilization (200-600 AD) to the Incas (1450 -1530), revealing a city that held different functions in time: religious centre, commercial crossroads and administrative centre. Night at the hotel San Agustin Paracas Playa. Read more

Paracas (1 night)
DAY 3

Paracas - Nazca

In the morning, departure for the port of Paracas. Excursion to the Ballestas Islands, where we peacefully observe the numerous sea lions, and different bird spices, Arriving at Nazca, you will make a stop to the mirador of Nazca's lines for an overview of these strange geometrical designs and then to visit the Maria Reich museum dedicated to Maria Reich herself, a brilliant mathematician who has devoted her life to study the Nazca's lines. Stop close to the city of Ica to discover the oasis of Huacachina. Night at the hotel Majoro. Included: private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, room & breakfast Read more

Nazca (1 night)
DAY 4

Nazca - Arequipa

Departure in private vehicle to Arequipa, the white city. Visit of the Chauchilla’s cemetery. Interesting site dated to the Huari period (VII to IX DC) cranes, mummies and textiles well preserved to our times thanks to the dry peruvian coast conditions. Night at the hotel Casona Solar. Included: private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, room & breakfast Read more

Arequipa (1 night)
DAY 5

Arequipa

Half day dedicated to the discovery of Arequipa, the "white city". Enjoy a guided tour of the colonial downtown including the main square, the cathedral, the Jesuit church and convent as well as the Santa Catalina monastery. This small city hidden within the city is full of beautiful lanes lined with ochre, blue and white colored houses, small squares and fountains that are reminiscent of Andalucia. Free afternoon in Arequipa, the white city. Night at the hotel Casona Solar. Included: english speaking guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast Read more

Arequipa (1 night)
DAY 6

Arequipa - Colca Valley

In the morning, departure in a private vehicle for Colca by the Colca Canyon route. On the way we will pass through the Pampa Cañahua nature reserve area where we can possibly observe vicunas and other camelids. We will stop at the Patapampa pass at an altitude of 4,900 m to view the surrounding volcanoes of Ampato, Sacanbaya and Hualca-Hualca. Transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit to the local market in Chivay and rest time in the local hot springs. Night at the hotel Pozo del Cielo. Included: english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Colca (1 night)
DAY 7

Colca Valley - Cruz del Condor

After breakfast we will start our day with a stop at Cruz del Condor, at the heart of Colca, to observe Andean condors in flight and appreciate the depth of the canyon (1200m). We will then travel toward Chivay visiting the lookout points at Antahuilque and Choquetico, the pre-Inca cemetery and the traditional picturesque villages of Maca (3262m) and Yanque (3417m) along the way. After lunch the journey continues on toward Puno. Note: around 5 hours of travel. Night at the hotel Intiqa. Included: entrance fees, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Puno (1 night)
DAY 8

Puno - Uros - Taquile - Puno

At 7:30 in the morning, transfer to the port of Puno to embark for the islands of Uros and Taquile. After a 25-minute cruise, we visit of the floating islands. These islands are not natural; the Uros tribe, whose main activity is fishing, built them. We then head for Taquile (around 2-hour cruise), an island of great cultural interest, where residents live in harmony with the ancestral traditions. Back to Puno in mid-afternoon. Transfer to the hotel. NB: You also have the opportunity to make a two-day tour with overnight at the inhabitant. Night at the hotel Intiqa. Included: english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Puno (1 night)
DAY 9

Puno - Pukara - Raqchi - Andhuaylillas

In the morning, departure in a private vehicle to Cuzco, Navel of the Incan Empire. This itinerary allows you to enjoy wonderful landscapes along the way, via the Raya Pass, at 4320 meters above sea level (14,173 feet). Stop at the typical village of Pukara, the archaeological site of Raqchi and the “Sistine Chapel” of the Andes in Andahuaylillas. Transfer to the hotel in Cuzco at the end of the afternoon. Night at the hotel Encantada. Included: private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, room & breakfast Read more

Cusco (1 night)
DAY 10

Cusco - Pisac - Sacsayhuaman

Departure at 7.30am in a private vehicle on an all-day excursion to explore the Sacred Valley and Cusco. The first stop will be at the ruins of Pisac, one of the main Inca sites, where the different areas (administrative, religious, military) are scattered on the mountainside. Also observable are the large terraces that were used for agriculture but also protected from the effects of erosion. Then we will take a walk around the colorful handicraft market before taking to the road again, this time in the direction of Cusco. Discovery of the ruins around Cusco (Sacsayhuaman and Q’enqo) and of the historical center: Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the Cathedral where several paintings of the Cusco School and many gold and silversmithery pieces and precious stone objects are displayed. Return to the hotel in Cusco. Night at the hotel Encantada. Included: private transport, english speaking guide, entrance fees, room & breakfast Read more

Cusco (1 night)
DAY 11

Cusco - Chinchero - Moray

Departure at 7.30am in a private vehicle on an all-day excursion to explore the Sacred Valley. The first stop will be a visit to the colonial village of Chinchero to visit the colonial church and the Inca ruins. Then we will continue our excursion visiting the village of Maras and the salt flats perched in the cordillera there! We then set off to visit to the cultural site of Moray, an ancient Inca agricultural laboratory before continuing on toward Ollantaytambo. Departure for a 2 hours ride by train to Aguas Calientes. The Vistadome's wagons are completely covered with glass for a panoramic view throughout the journey. Night at the hotel Hatun Inti Classic (ex Inti Inn). Included: private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, train ticket, room & breakfast Read more

Aguas Calientes (1 night)
DAY 12

Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

In the early morning, direct connection to the shuttle service that will drive you to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Arrival to Machu Picchu, wonder of the world. Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city of the fifteenth century in Peru. Abandoned during the collapse of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu sacred city, forgotten for centuries, is considered as a masterpiece of Inca architecture. It was unveiled in 1911 by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Together with your english speaking guide, you will start to discover the archaeological complex, still covered by the morning mist, built on top of a ridge and surrounded by precipices. A stunning view that evolves with the progression of the sun! After the guided tour (around 3 hours for the visit), you have the opportunity to discover on your own. Train back to Ollantaytambo. Reception at the train station and transfer to the hotel in Cusco. Night at the hotel Encantada. Included: bus ticket, guide expenses, entrance fees, english speaking guide, train ticket, private transport, room & breakfast Read more

Cusco (1 night)
DAY 13

Cusco - Lima

Transfer to Cusco's airport. English speaking assistance from your hotel to the airport. Flight to Lima. Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Night at the hotel El Tambo. Included: private transport, departure transfer with english speaking guide, domestic flight, airport tax, transfer arrival, room & breakfast Read more

Lima (1 night)
DAY 14

Lima

Free day. Three hours before take-off, transfer to Jorge Chavez airport in Lima. Connection with the international return flight. Included: private transport, transfer departure

Lima

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lima
Hotel El Tambo
Day 2
Location Paracas
Day 3
Location Nazca
Hotel Majoro
Day 4
Location Arequipa
Hotel Casona Solar
Day 5
Location Arequipa
Hotel Casona Solar
Day 6
Location Chivay
Day 7
Location Puno
Hotel Intiqa Hotel
Day 8
Location Puno
Hotel Intiqa Hotel
Day 9
Location Cuzco
Hotel Encantada
Day 10
Location Cuzco
Hotel Encantada
Day 12
Location Cuzco
Hotel Encantada
Day 11
Location Aguas Calientes
Day 13
Location Lima
Hotel El Tambo

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Kurt C., United States

Our trip was wonderful. Traveling around Peru can be complicated. Terra Andina did an excellent job of making it a smooth and easy trip, so we were able to focus on the experience. We desired to visit specific areas and sites, and we succeeded.

Dominique C., France

Un des plus beaux voyages effectués. Hôtels de qualité ( sauf Arwan colca que nous n'avons pas aimé) circuit passionnant et construit. Prestations de l'agence parfaites

Audrey N.‚Äč, France

Voyage fait sur mesure avec Terra Andina! Très bonne expérience avec l équipe qui a été aux petits soins avec nous.

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