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Discovering Peru

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Discovering Peru

Explore Peru and know its heritage, fauna and inhabitants during 10 dreamy days of crossing the country. This unforgettable circuit from and to Lima visits beautiful colonial cities, archeological sites left by ancient civilizations and some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Admire the condor of the Colca Valley and the native camelids of the Andes and discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

DAY 1

International Arrival

Upon your arrival in Lima, a transportation service will transfer you from the airport to your hotel. The Peruvian capital is a metropolis filled with history and has approximately 10 million inhabitants. Nowadays, the city goes through an exciting process of cultural and economic change. (Includes the assistance of an English speaking representative) Read more

Lima
DAY 2

Lima City Tour

Explore Lima´s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Be amazed by Lima´s Cathedral, built during the 16th century and took over 80 years to complete. Then visit the Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that time that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Continue to the Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district, which is housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the VII century. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects, as well as pieces of erotic art. Finally, head to the "Love Park" in the scenic coastal district of Miraflores, where you can admire the cliffs and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Read more

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DAY 3

Trip to Arequipa & City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. You will be transferred from the hotel to Lima airport. Once you arrive at the airport of Arequipa, a transportation service will be there transfer you to your hotel. A representative will inform you about the attractions and services that the city has to offer. The route begins in Arequipa´s Main Square, one of the most beautiful of Peru; in front of it is the imposing Arequipa´s Cathedral, built in the seventeenth century. From there you will go to the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a cloister and small religious citadel built in 1579, still in use today. Then you will visit the Society of Jesus Church (1590), considered a classic example of local baroque architecture that keeps inside an exceptional exhibition of paintings and murals. Finally, visit the districts of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto for a panoramic view of the Arequipa countryside. Finally; you will be transferred to your hotel in Arequipa. Read more

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DAY 4

Colca Canyon Valley Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. You will leave the city via Yura, a district characterised by its rugged scenery, hills and cliffs. Then, enter Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, an extensive plain where vicuñas, Andean camelids and national symbol, can be seen. Then head to Vizcachani, Pampas de Toccra, up to the crater of the volcano Chucura and on to Mirador de los Andes at Patapampa (4800 m.a.s.l.) where the volcanoes surrounding Arequipa can be seen. Lunch will be served in the town of Chivay and in the afternoon you can rest in the hotel, or visit the thermal springs at La Calera. Read more

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DAY 5

Colca to Puno

You will head to the Condor Cross, from where you may appreciate the Colca Valley (one of the world´s deepest canyons) to see the huge and majestic condor flying a few meters away. Back in Chivay, you will visit the Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma and Yanque towns, and the Antahuilque and Choquetico viewpoints. From there, you will go to Puno through the detour to Patahuasi. Along the way, you will see stone forests and sky blue lagoons populated by cranes above 4 masl. You will arrive at Puno after this amazing journey. Read more

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DAY 6

Uros & Taquile Islands Tour

Upon your arrival at Puno's lake port, a vessel will take you to the floating islands of the Uros. Uros are an ancestral society that inhabits a series of artificial islands built with totora, a reed that grows in the lake. The islands are built by weaving this reed in the places where they grow the thickest and form a natural layer. They build their totora houses over it and cook in the open air to prevent possible fires. After a one and a half-hour tour, you will continue your trip to the Taquile Island. Unlike other islands, inhabited by Aymara-speaking people in the lake, its residents speak Quechua. It was part of the Inca Empire and it is possible to note vestiges of said culture in their buildings. Upon your arrival, you will receive a brief explanation on the island and will attend a cultural activity. You will return to Puno after lunch. Read more

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DAY 7

Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel. At the established time, a transportation service will transfer you from your hotel to the bus station where you will be assisted by a representative. The ride to Cusco is set to have interesting stops on route. The first stop will be made in the town of Pucara and the Pucara Lithic Museum. This was the first urban settlement on the highlands, a civilization that populated the area between 100 and 300 B.C. After a brief break at La Raya, the highest pass on our way to Cusco (at 4313 m.a.s.l), the bus stops at Sicuani where lunch is served. We then head on to Raqchi, an Inca site built in honor of Wiracocha, a powerful Andean God. The rectangular construction shows thatched rooftops 20 meters above the ground, which are thought to be the highest in the Inca Empire. Moments later we visit the Church of Andahuaylillas, known as the "Sixtine Chapel of the Americas" due to the high quality art pieces it shelters. The church was built during the XVI century on top of Wari remains. Today it houses a beautifully restored Colonial organ. In addition, we will visit the districts of Huaro and Checacupe, with its beautiful churches. A short 40 kilometers drive gets us to Cusco at the end of today's journey. Read more

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DAY 8

Cusco City and Nearby Ruins

Breakfast at the hotel. You will start your tour visiting the Coricancha, also known as "The Temple of the Sun" (Quri Kancha 'Golden Temple'), which was built by the Inca Pachacutec and at the arrival of the Spaniards became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent. Here, during the Inca Empire reverence was surrendered to the sun ("Inti"), and there was a time when it was covered with gold. Then visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in the Plaza de Armas. Its construction began in 1560 and ended only in 1654. For this purpose hundreds of stones were extracted and transported from Sacsayhuaman fortress under the command of the Ecclesiastical Council. You will continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Incas (located just minutes from town center) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the fifteenth century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains still a mystery. Each June 24th, during the winter solstice, the feast of Inti Raymi is recreated here, where the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, located 4 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Quenqo is an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally get to know Puka Pucara, located 7 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Puka Pucara, which means "Red Fortress", was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers, and it is believed the entourage of the Inca used it while he rested in Tambomachay. Return to the hotel. Read more

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DAY 9

Trip to Machu Picchu Sanctuary

Breakfast at the hotel. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to Aguas Calientes. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu Pueblo" and is the last stop before the entrance to the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes you can see the train station, a crafts market, restaurants and accommodation of different categories for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early. Finally, after a short transfer you will reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO and one of the new seven wonders of the world. Once in the citadel you may optionally also visit the Intipunku (Sun Gate), the Wayna Picchu (subject to space availability) and the Inca Bridge. Return by train in the afternoon. Read more

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DAY 10

International Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. A transportation service will transfer you from the selected hotel to the airport. A representative will assist you during the journey.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lima
Day 3
Location Arequipa
Day 4
Location Colca
Day 5
Location Puno
Day 7
Location Cusco
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lima
Day 3
Location Arequipa
Day 4
Location Colca
Day 5
Location Puno
Day 7
Location Cusco
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Lima
Day 3
Location Arequipa
Day 4
Location Colca
Day 5
Location Puno
Day 7
Location Cusco

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation (Two nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis in Lima, one night on a bed-and-breakfast basis in Arequipa, one night on a bed-and-breakfast basis in Valley &Colca Canyon, two nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis in Puno, three nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis in Cusco.)
  • Local guides
  • Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in above itinerary: Casa Aliaga, Cathedral and Larco Museum in Lima; Santa Catalina Monastery and Society of Jesus Church in Arequipa; Condor Cross in Valley & Colca Canyon; Uros and Taquile Islands in Puno; Pucara, Racchi and Andahuaylillas on route from Puno to Cusco; Coricancha, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay in Cusco, Machu Picchu and Cusco Tourist Tax (BTC ticket) included.
  • Meals (All meals mentioned in the program. Breakfast from day 2 to day 10. Lunch on day 4 inValley &Colca Canyon, on day

Package excludes

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

More information

  • All rates are per person and apply only to foreign passengers.
  • Please note these packages are not available during Holly Week, June 24th, July 28 & 29th, Christmas and New Year (Dec 31st & Jan 1st).
  • Prices may change without warning and can only be guaranteed once the reservation has been made.
  • The rates do not apply to residents staying for more than 60 days or to corporate passengers (staying 4 or more nights in Lima.
  • Bookings shall include the passenger’s full name, nationality, passport number, age, birthdate and flight schedule.
  • The accommodation options mentioned in the itinerary above are available at the creation of this quotation; the final accommodation options depend on the availability at the moment of payment of the deposit. If an accommodation option is unavailable, we will reserve accommodation of equivalent quality.

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Suzanne Kochevar, United States

As on each trip, there are situations that stand out as very special. LimaTours found us a guide who made our time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley unbelievably special. He wanted us to have the very best experience we could have…and he put himself ‘out there’ so that would happen. Thanks again for creating a wonderful, amazing trip for us!! Read more

James Fraser, United States

My wife and I recently visited Peru having arrangemed the itinerary, through our travel agent, with Travcoa. It was our good fortune that Travcoa uses your agency in Peru. Your staff was terrific - knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, efficient - the arrangements flawless, the chosen hotels were superb. And when LAN had a problem with a connection making us anxious about getting to Iquitos in time for our boat trip, a few of your staff at Lima airport willingly provided me with aid and reassurance. Thank you very much. Read more

Matias Andres, United States

Thank you Lima Tours for a truly memorable and professional Peru experience! We loved every part of our vacation including the guides, private arrangements, highly recommended properties, and transportation services. Everyone at Lima Tours is a true professional and ensure that their guest feel comfortable and at ease throughout their visit. Machu Picchu and Lima are spectacular sites, and having the services of Lima Tours behind them makes it that much better. Shout out to Patricial Roncal, Diego, Alejandro, Javier, and Magda for the phenomenal experience. Read more

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