INTERESTED IN MUCH MORE THAN MACHU PICCHU?
THIS PACKAGE IS FOR YOU!
VISIT THE TOP SITES IN CUSCO-PERÚ, EXPERIENCE THE MYSTERY OF MACHU PICCHU AND EXPLORE THE SOUTHERN REGION OF PARACAS & THE SOUTHEAST
REGION OF PUNO AND TITICACA LAKE IN 12 DAYS
YOU WILL CREATE MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME!
On this tour…
Enjoy an evening in Lima before travelling to the southern region of Paracas & Nazca for 3 days. After returning to Lima, travel to Cusco to experience the mystery of the city, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu followed by another 3 day side trip to Titicaca Lake, including Taquile Island and the Floating Islands of Uros.
|Arrive in Lima
Upon arriving in Lima, you will be picked up by a member of our team who we will safely drive you to your hotel for the night. Depending on your arrival time you are free to explore Lima on your own.
|Travel to Nazca
At 9:30 am you will travel by bus, for about 6 hours, along the ‘South Panamerican Highway’ sightseeing the Peruvian coast, until you reach Nazca. On the bus you will be provided with a light snack and a beverage. When you arrive around 1:30 pm you will have free time to rest, find a restaurant to have dinner and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Nazca airport to board a small plane that will take you on a 35-minute flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines. In the afternoon, we will take the bus up to the coastal city of Paracas. On the bus you will be provided with a light snack and a beverage. After arriving at around 1:30 pm you will have time to find a restaurant for dinner and go sightseeing on your own for the rest of the day.
|Paracas – Ballestas Islands
Boat day! Early in the morning you will be transferred to a dock on the Paracas Peninsula located on the Pacific Ocean, where you will board a speed boat that will take you to the Ballestas Islands National Reserve, a wildlife sanctuary, where you can see Otters, Sea Lions, Penguins, and more. Here you will also have the opportunity to see the “Candelabro”, a mysterious gigantic figure in the sand. In the afternoon, you will take the bus back to your hotel in Lima, arriving around 8:30 pm. On the bus you will be provided with a light snack and a beverage.
| Travel to Cusco – City Tour
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel before a member of our team takes you back to the Lima airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arriving in Cusco, you will be picked up by another member of our team who we will safely drive you to your hotel. After freshening up and getting used to the altitude, your 4-hour Cusco City Tour will start at 2PM with a visit to the Cathedral of Cusco and the Temple of the Sun (Koricancha). Into the evening you will continue your tour of the surrounding archaeological sites by hopping on a bus that will make stops at Sacsayhuaman, which has the best lookout of the city, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
|Sacred Valley of The Incas
After breakfast at your hotel, get ready for a full-day bus trip (10-hour) to the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will see the small town of Pisaq and its typical handicraft market. Today you will also enjoy a delicious, traditional Peruvian buffet lunch in Urubamba before visiting Ollantayambo’s archaeological sites. You will return to Cusco for the night via Chinchero.
|Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town (Overnight)
Early in the morning (5AM) you will be picked up by a bus that will take you from Cusco to Ollantaytambo. Here you will catch a train through the mountains to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the area by hiking up the mountain at your own pace or taking the shuttle to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary for a preview of where your tour will start on Day 5, relaxing in Aguas Calientes Hot Springs or exploring the cafes and shops in town before checking into your hotel for the night. Optional: Combine Day 7 and Day 8.
This is the day to tick an item off your bucket list! In the morning you will take a shuttle bus (departs every 30 minutes) up the mountain to the entrance of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary where you will meet your Tour Guide. After your 2-hour guided tour you will be free to explore this magnificent Inka city. When you are ready, take a shuttle back down the mountain to further explore Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town before heading to the train station (approx. 4PM) to return to Cusco for the night.
|Travel to Puno
Get ready for a full day (10-hour) bus trip to Puno! Along the way, we stop in Raqchi, where you will visit the spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec and dedicated to the great Incan god Viracocha. From there you will explore the town of Andahuaylillas before enjoying a delicious regional lunch buffet in the town of Sicuani. By late afternoon (approx. 5pm) you will return to Puno to check into your hotel. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy.
|Titicaca Lake - Taquile Islands and Uros Floating Islands
Get ready to spend the day on the lake! Very early in the morning we will take a boat excursion from the Port of Lake Titicaca. During your guided tour you will visit traditional Andean built homes called the Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have lived there for generations. After enjoying a local buffet lunch on the island of Taquile you will walk through the hills and archaeological sites. In the late afternoon (approx. 5PM) you will return to your hotel in Puno where you will have a free time to enjoy your last night in Puno.
|Leave Puno – Lima
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel before a member of our team takes you back to the Juliaca airport (1 hour from Puno) for your flight to Lima. Optional: Return to Cusco by bus for an additional night before returning to Lima.
|Lima – Free Day
Flight to Lima airport. Optional: Lima City tour
- Ballestas Islands
- Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town
- Machu Picchu Sanctuary
- Titicaca Lake
- Taquile Island
- Uros Floating Islands
GUARANTEED SERVICES & TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED
- Airport/Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off in each city
- 11 nights hotel
- Official English Speaking Tour Guides for all Sites
- Nazca/Paracas – Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4
- Round trip bus travel between Lima, Nazca & Paracas
- Cost of 35 minute flight over Nazca Lines
- Speed boat ride to Ballestas Islands
- Cusco City Pass – Includes surrounding Archeological Sites & Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Machu Picchu – Day 7 & Day 8:
- Round trip bus travel from Cusco to train station in Ollantaytambo
- Round trip train service from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town via INCA RAIL http://incarail.com/index.html
- Hotel night in Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town
- Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town to Machu Picchu Sanctuary
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Sanctuary
- Puno – Day 9 and Day 10:
- Round trip bus travel from Cusco to Puno and surrounding sites
- Entrance Tickets to archaeological sites and churches
- Ferry ride on Titicaca Lake surrounding Puno
- Buffet breakfast at the hotel
- Snack & Beverage on Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4 – On the Bus
- Lunch Buffet on Day 6 – Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Lunch Buffet on Day 9 – Travelling to Puno
- Traditional Peruvian Lunch on Day 10 – Taquile Island
TOUR PRICES (PER PERSON):
- Single – $1468 CAD
- Double – $1680 CAD
STANDARD 3 STAR HOTEL INCLUDED (OR EQUIVALENT)* :
- Lima – Leon de Oro Hotel
- Nazca – Oro Viejo Hotel
- Paracas – Posada del Emancipado Hotel
- Cusco – Puma Hotel
- Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu Town – Hatun Samay Hotel
- Puno – Casona Plaza
*4 & 5 star hotels available for an additional cost upon request
- International and Peruvian Domestic Flights