Among the main attractions of this segment we can highlight the Ballestas islands, the Huacachina oasis, the Nazca lines, Santa Catalina Convent, El Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Inca Trail of 4 days & 3 nights, the citadel of Machupicchu and Lake Sandoval.
In this actively extraordinary circuit, you will be able to find places never seen before, from enjoying a buffet dinner with the most representative Creole meals and also appreciating a spectacular show of typical dances in the City of Kings.
Continuing with the tour through the south of our country, we will make an excursion to the Ballestas islands, and then we will go to our oasis to see the Huachina lagoon that will captivate us with its legend, continuing the trip we will see the enigmatic Nazca lines, we cannot Stop without visiting the white city of Arequipa, taking a tour of the city to appreciate its beauty, then we will continue to the Colca Canyon to appreciate the majesty of the flight of the condor, in addition to all the scenery and its splendor.
We continue the trip to the city of Puno to be captivated by its immense highland lake and floating islands. We will continue the trip with the route of the sun, making impressive stops in the most important places of the tour.
This circuit gets better because we go to the city of Cusco to appreciate all its wonders, such as its Cathedral, the Qoricancha Temple, the 4 nearby ruins, the sacred valley of the Incas with their imposing fortresses, we will make the impressive Inca trail and to finish we will be in the Sacred Citadel of Machupicchu to see the world in a different way.
We cannot leave Peru without visiting Lake Sandoval in Puerto Maldonado.
|Transfer in Lima airport to the hotel|
|Free Afternoon in Lima|
Flight to Lima.
Welcome, reception and transfer to the select hotel.
Overnight at Lima.
|Free day in Lima|
|Dinner and folkloric show in Lima|
Breakfast the hotel.
Free morning to relax.
Buffet Dinner + typical dances Peruvian show.
At 20:00 Pick up time to go to La Dama Juana Restaurant.
Our driver picks you up and transfer to the restaurant.
Several Peruvian typical dishes in a complete buffet dinner.
Enjoy the show and also the exquisite dinner.
23:00 Return to the hotel.
Overnight at Lima.
|Free Day in Lima|
Breakfast at the hotel.
Overnight at Lima.
|Ballestas Island Tour|
|Sandboarding on Huacachina Oasis|
Leaving at 2:50 am from the hotel to take the bus from Lima to Paracas. Our bus will leave at 4:00 am and after 3 hours we will arrive in Paracas.
Pick up at 8:00 am from Paracas and start of the Ballestas Islands Tour. From the Paracas spa, you can visit the Ballestas islands by boat, habitat of sea lions, guano birds, penguins and a diversity of marine fauna. On the way you can see a figure El Candelabro, engraved on the side of a hill, is a geoglyph with a rock formation eroded by the wind and the sea. It is more than 120 meters long and is also called Tres Cruces or Tridente. The best way to appreciate it is from the sea.
At 12:00 pm we will take a bus from Paracas to Ica for around 3 hours. Upon arrival in Ica we will continue the excursion of Tubular rides are a fantastic adventure in the middle of the desert where you can enjoy the high and low dunes and you can feel the adrenaline on these desert roller coasters.
In the high parts of the desert you can practice sandboarding, our official driver will instruct you so that you can safely drop it if you do not have experience in this sport.
At 06:00 pm we will take the bus to Ica where we will spend the night there and take the overflight of the Nazca lines the next day.
Overnight at Nazca
|Overflight by the Nazca lines|
|Bus Nazca to Arequipa|
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning will pick you up from the hotel and leave for the aerodrome where we will board a light plane for a memorable air excursion over the Nazca Lines. A bilingual guide (Spanish/ English) will assist you at all times until you board the plane. This overflight over the Nazca Lines will cover the extension of the Nazca desert stone, whose surface is marked by gigantic drawings
and geometric figures.
The overflight to the Nazca lines takes approximately 35 minutes and is the best way to see these fascinating lines and drawings that have intrigued people for years. Here, you will be able to see the different figures traced on the stone surface of the Nazca desert, representing stylized animals and plants, distributed in a huge maze of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals that have been preserved for almost 2000 years.
It is one of the most incredible legacies that a culture has left behind and that can only be seen from the sky at an altitude of 1500 feet. After the overflight we will have time to have lunch and take a bus to Arequipa at 02:30 pm arriving at our destination at 11:30 pm. We will be assisted upon arrival in Arequipa and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night.
|Free Day in Arequipa|
Breakfast at your hotel.
At 14:00 In the afternoon, the City Tour starts in the Historic part of the city, which includes: The Main Square, the Selva Alegre residential area, Yanahuara viewer and other more attractions.
Overnight at Arequipa.
|Transfer to Chivay|
|Visit to Chivay and La Calera Hot Springs|
Leaving at 08:00 am - 08:30 am Departure to Chivay. We will start our tour on the road to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural countryside of that area, then we will border the Chachani volcano and we will pass through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve until we reach Pampa Cañahuas, in this place the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, here we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA.
Continuing with the tour on the way, a small stop will be made in Patahuasi (house on top) to take the coca tea. Instantly we will continue the trip to the bofedales where we will observe different species of birds both local and migratory to the area according to season, then we will continue to Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 masl approx. Also known as the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes such as Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.
At noon we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we can have lunch and then move to the hotel, we will have time to rest and then continue to the Calera thermal baths. These outdoor baths have thermo medicinal water that will make us enjoy a magical moment after the bus tour in the morning.
Overnight in Chivay.
|Visit to the Colca Canyon and the flight of the Condors|
|Transfer to Puno|
Leaving at 06:00 am after having breakfast we will head on the way to the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor, to see the majestic flight of the condors and the depth of the canyon.
On the way we will make a stop in the town of YANQUE to observe its colonial church, Wititi dances as well as the typical costume of the area. On the way back to Chivay we will visit the towns of PINCHOLLO, MACA, ACHOMA, in which the guide will explain their different customs in the area as well as the Lito models, colonial churches and terraces.
11:30 am approx. Arrival to Chivay. 11:45 am approx. lunch 01:30 pm approx. We will board the bus to Puno. The bus makes several stops in the route and we can appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca.
Overnight in Puno.
|Titicaca Lake and the Uros Islands Tour|
|Taquile Island Day Tour|
Breakfast at the hotel.
Leaving at 7:00 am we will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the port of Lake Titicaca, where our local guide will be waiting with the boat to start our adventure on Lake Titicaca. Once we have left, our guide will explain important points of this great lake, and a few minutes later we will arrive at the famous floating islands of Los Uros.
Here we will stop at one of the Islands, visit its inhabitants and learn about the customs of these communities that live for years in the highlands. Later we will return to the boat and continue our trip towards the Taquile Island. The boat trip lasts approximately 3 hours. Taquile is a huge island that is characterized by its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors will be able to observe how the people of the island make ponchos, belts, gloves and other typical high Andean garments, all made by hand. In order to get to the top of the Island, we will have to walk along a beautiful, slightly inclined path that offers spectacular views of the lake.
Here we advise you to walk slowly and take it easy, since you are walking over 3800 meters high. After approximately 45 minutes we will arrive at the center of Taquile, where we can rest and visit a small site museum, which shows through photos important aspects of the life of the people of Taquile.
Our group will have lunch in a typical restaurant around the plaza. After lunch, visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take photos with the islanders. Later we will descend towards the pier and we will start our return trip to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00 pm.
Overnight at the hotel in Puno.
|Route of the Sun Puno – Cusco|
|Arrive to Cusco|
Breakfast at the hotel.
Leaving at 06:15 am from the hotel and transfer to the bus station in the Puno bus terminal.
During our tour that lasts approximately 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the tourist attractions of the southern corridor of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya at 4335 masl and the Inka Aymara museum in Pukara.
Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take photos and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity.
We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 p.m. being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night
Overnight in Cusco
|Free Morning in Cusco|
|Traditional City Tour in Cusco|
Free morning to acclimatize or make some shopping.
Traditional City Tour in Cusco.
Leaving at 01:00 pm pick up from your hotel, at 13:30 pm start of our tour of the city, where our professional guide will provide us with detailed information of all the tourist attractions we will visit, will be attentive to any questions and / or needs that each of our visitors require.
The places we have to visit are. The main temple of the Sun also known as the "Qoricancha", "Sacsayhuaman" known as the head of the Puma in reference to the fact that the City of Cusco had the shape of a Puma in Inca times and the head of that puma was exactly Sacsayhuaman, immediately We visit Qenqo, temple in honor of the mother earth or Pachamama, we continue through Pucapucara or entrance control center to the Sacred city of Cusco, later we visit Tambomachay Inca resting place and at the same time temple to the natural element of Water.
Overnight in Cusco
|Sacred Valley and Pisaq Tour|
|Ollantaytambo and Chinchero Tour|
Early breakfast at your hotel.
Departure at 8:00 am from your hotel to start our tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will be leaving the city to go through the Sacsayhuaman archaeological park and arrive at the Taray viewpoint, a wide viewpoint from where you can see the beautiful Inca terraces and the current cultivation land which surrounds the sacred river of the incas "Willcamayuc", later we visit the archaeological park of Pisaq, we will also visit the indigenous market of Pisaq, the quality is very colorful as the local inhabitants come to sell or acquire local products that the population needs.
The Pisaq indigenous market is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. After a continuous free time, we will continue our journey towards Ollantaytambo, known as the last living Inca city.
Ollantaytambo recaps us of a critical story of Love, a drama that makes love prevail over all obstacles, believes that this city was built by General Inca Ollantay in a moment of rebellion against the Inca's royal army to obstruct his union with the beautiful princess Cusi Qoyllor "beautiful star".
We continue with our guided tour and arrive at Chinchero, where its colonial and Inca temple reflects the current syncretism of these 02 great cultures, Chinchero is also known for its great weavers, who perform beautiful works with Inca techniques.
Lunch on this tour is included in the Urubamba village. We continue our trip and return to Cusco, through abundant farmland Arrival in Cusco at 19:00 pm, approximately time when you will be at the door of your hotel or place that you indicate.
Overnight in Cusco
|First Trekking km 82 “Piscacucho to Wayllabamba”|
|Treking Inca Trail|
Starts your adventure of a lifetime experience. We will pick you up from your hotel in our private van very early in the morning at 5:30am. You will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, where our van going to take us to Piskacucho, which is called kilometer 82, where the Classic Inca Trail begins.
On the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo at 6:30-7am to load up on energy for our start of the trail. (Breakfast is not included). Upon arrival at kilometer 82 at 11:30am, we will have some time to organize ourselves, At the Inka Trail first control point be ready to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) your student card.
At the start of the trail (2720m/8923ft) we cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy, a warm-up along the Inka flat terrain. There are great views of the Incan Fortress (‘Huillca Raccay’), the vast and incredible Inka site of Llactapata, (officially
called ‘Patallacta’), and the beautiful snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca’ (5860m/19225ft) known in books as Veronica. Our first campsite is in Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) in the temperate green valley with the same name. Temperatures at night are around 5ºC depending on the month.
During the day, we will enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains Veronica, (5,860m/19,337ft), the lush green valley around us and a myriad of flora and fauna.
|2ndTrekking “From Wayllabamba to Pacaymayu / Runkuraqay”|
|Treking Inca Trail|
After waking up at 5:00 to 5:30am and enjoying a hot breakfast, we start a steep ascent towards the highest pass, abra de Warmihuañusca or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ at 4200m/13779ft. On this day, you will feel a real sense of achievement upon reaching the top! After a well-deserved rest, we begin the descent to where we stop for lunch, which is located at Pacaymayu (3,550m/11,646ft).
On our way up to the pass, we will be able to see an arrange of hummingbirds and a combination of other species of bird life. There will be plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and the ´Polylepis´ or Q’ueuña trees which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650m/11972ft! After lunch, begins the second two-hour steep climb to Runkuraqay.
Pass (almost 4,000m/13,123ft). We arrive at our campsite by 5:00 pm. Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the night.
|3er Trekking “From Pacaymayu to Wiñayhuayna”|
|Treking Inca Trail|
This is the most impressive day so far; keep this in mind as you ascend on day three! We wake up for breakfast at 6:00 am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ (meaning ‘Town in the Clouds’).
Here we reach the third highest point on the Inka trail (3680 meters). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular! The Inca site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’, is located a few minutes’ walk from the third pass.
After visiting this site, we continue walking down 3000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive agricultural Incan site of ‘Intipata. After taking some time to visit this site, we continue until we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna (2680m/8792ft).
Today, we will only walk about 4 to 5 hours. We arrive at camp by lunchtime! Temperatures during the night are about 12º C. A short walk from our campsite is the famous Incan site of ‘Wiñay Wayna’ (‘Forever Young’). Even if you are feeling tired after your day’s trek, it´s a moment you cannot miss, the most impressive site on the Inca trail.
|4th Trekking “Wiñayhuayna – guide tour from Inti Punku to Machupicchu”|
|Transfer Aguas Calientes - Cusco|
Around 4:00am it´s time to wake up, have breakfast and start day 4th on the Inka trail to get to Machu Picchu on time. This is the final part of your journey, arriving by 6:00am to reach Inti Punku or The Sun Gate.
At that point, the majestic Machu Picchu Citadel is in front of us with its intense beauty – an incredible sight for all to see. The reality of what the Inca people must have encountered on their taxing journey to this expansive temple of Machu Picchu. At this point, we walk downhill towards the Machu Picchu Citadel (2400m/7872 ft).
After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the “House of the Guardians”. From there we proceed to the control point where we register and leave our belongings. Your professional guide will direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made from stone. MachuPicchu is considered as the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom.
Once the guided tour is over, you will have free time to explore the site on your own.
You will also have time to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own if you choose (not included in the price)
• Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
• Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or bathe in the hot springs.
Back to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes and later board the Expedition train to the Ollantaytambo Train Station “Train departure time can vary according train schedule and availability”. In Ollantaytambo Train station you will meet our private van and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
|Free Day in Cusco|
|Cusco City Relax|
Breakfast at the hotel.
Free day in Cusco to shopping or rest.
Overnight in Cusco
|Flight Cusco – Puerto Maldonado|
|Transfer by the river- Madre de Dios. Trekking to the lodge|
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer hotel - airport.
Flight Cusco – Puerto Maldonado.
Arrival to Puerto Maldonado.
Transfer to Lodge.
|Sandoval Lake – Puerto Maldonado|
|Sandoval Lake – Puerto Maldonado Tour|
Will start very early, before sunrise between 4:30 and 5:00 am. We will visit the palm clay lick to observe the ambassadors of the Amazon ambassadors (the psittacines), Macaws, Parrots and Parakeets with the characteristic that it is one of the few places where we can observe how they feed on a palm tree that absorbs nutrients and They are salty, returning to the lodge to enjoy our breakfast.
Then we will board our boat to see giant trees of 100 or 200 years old where we can get to know the medicinal plants that people in the area generally use, returning for lunch we can enjoy a well-deserved rest or we will have the option to go to swim in the lake in the company of our guide. in the afternoon we will go in search of the much appreciated river wolves or giant otters and we will be able to observe it from very close since these are used to being observed, ensuring good photographic views and also observing the 5 species of monkeys that inhabit the lakeside as the howler monkey that are generally found in the emergent trees taking a rest, while the friar monkey and stumps are seen very closely and can be appreciated when looking for a tree to spend the night and we will be able to observe the famous ARAPAIMA that in the evening hours generally come to the surface of the lake to take air and make a great noise with its large fin, and return for dinner and then make the night tour in search of the most precious black caiman that can measure up to 4 meters and being able to listen to the sounds of nature in the lake and we will also be able to observe the constellations, a truly unforgettable panorama .
|transfer to Puerto Maldonado|
|Flight from Puerto Maldonado – Lima|
We will get up very early 5.00 am to take a walk around the lake in search of the river otter and in search of more diversity of flora and fauna that inhabit the majestic Lake Sandoval we will take advantage of the last walk to capture unforgettable moments of our tour. To then return to the lodge for breakfast and then start our return trip to the city of Puerto Maldonado. To enjoy this tour more, we must bear in mind that we must bring
• Rain poncho
• Mosquito repellent
• Long-sleeved polo shirts
• Cap to cover us from the sun on the lake
We must not carry • Alcoholic drinks.
Transfer to the Lima airpot
Breakfast at the hotel.
At the appropriate time, transfer out to Csco airport – Lima.
END OF OUR SERVICES
PARACAS, ICA, NAZCA
Note: It is not usual that the campsites, lodges or hotels change after the confirmation, however it can vary per government regulations and authorization, also for bad weather conditions and maybe because physical condition of our visitors: any changes in this matter ITEP travel will be informing you previously and as soon as possible.
Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs, and cooking equipment (all carried by our porters and horses).
Entry ticket to the Royal Inca Trail.
Entry ticket to Machu Picchu Inka Site
1 Duffle Bag: Duffle bag will be provided as complementary so you can arrange your personal belongings, please in case you need extra porter there will be an extra charge to carry it during the tour please let us know in advance.
Professional Trekking Chef: A professional chef specialized in cooking on the trail, with an assistant, will prepare all of your delicious meals along our journey on the Trail to replenish your energy every day. You will never go hungry!
Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners (Vegetarian, vegan, or special menus are available at no extra cost) Please be in mind (1st breakfast and last lunch is not included”
Boiled Water: Beginning from your first lunch until your last breakfast, Inka Trail Expeditions will supply all the water needed. This water will be boiled, filtered and then cooled, before distributing. You must supply your own water bottles or camel back. We recommend carrying about 3L worth. We will refill our waters at each meal.
Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite, you will wake up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent so that you will be warmed from inside out before you start your day.
Tea time daily during the Trek: Every afternoon before dinner, the cooks will provide our tea time with popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you will not have to wait until dinner to relax, warm up, and enjoy a bite to eat!
Products for hygiene: You will be provided with a small towel before each meal to clean your hands and every morning will be also a bucket with warm water for washes your personal hygiene.
Medical kit and Oxygen bottle: Our crew will bring a first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes “Machupicchu village” to Ollantaytambo train station (departure time is confirmed the day of briefing and it´s subject to availability)
Transfer back to Cusco: Private touristic transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
24-hour guest service: We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.
Internacional and local light tickets
Not mentioned meals
Sleeping Bags: You can rent one from our company if you do not have your own. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). They are mummy form and include a sleeping liner. The bags are cleaned after every use.
Bus Consettur to Machupicchu inka City: Most of the times the wait to board the bus to Machupicchu is from 1 hour to 1:30 min, so we prefer that you decide a day before your visit to the Inca city of Machupicchu. If you wish to take the bus considering the waiting time. Or if you prefer to do the last stretch of ascent walking up 45 to 1 hour "everything will depend on your physical state, after the trekking done".
Walking Sticks: You can rent a set from our company if you would like.
Day 1: Breakfast: Approx. Usd5 to usd 10.00, Price can vary according your selection.
Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes. Approx. Usd 20 to 25.00, Price can vary according your selection.
Personal clothing and gear
Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish “Recommendation usd 6 to usd 8 per day per traveler for all the trek staff”- Once again it is optional and can vary according your satisfaction.
Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)
Rain jacket or poncho
Sweater, globes and hat
T – shirts and shirt
Camel bag or bpttle
Money in cash
There are several optional upgrades you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of it, but check our overview section for more details.
Sleeping Bag – $25.00 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
Walking Poles – $12.00 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
Vistadome Train Upgrade “Panoramic train” – $ 50.00 USD per person (Return Only)
Huayna Picchu Sacred Mountain – $75.00 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain –$ 75.00 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Buffet Lunch Celebration in Santuary Lodge on the last day in Machupicchu. $40.00 USD per person (all fresh drinks are included)
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