South of Peru with Cusco & Mancora
You have nearly three weeks and want to see almost everything what is posible in Peru. As everybody likes to force himself to achieve the best memorable experiences in South America, we like to add something extra.
After Arriving to Lima, you will have a reception at the airport from where you will be picked up from the airport and transfer to your hotel.
After breakfast you have a chance to visit centre of Lima during our optional LIMA CITY TOUR with all the historical monuments, including Cathedral, San Francisco Monastery with its famous Catacumbs, Church of Santa Rosa, Palace of Government or do it by yourself. After day long trip return to the hotel.
After very early check out we will start our journey to Paracas, the south of Peru. The bus leaves around 3am from the bus station. After arrival around 7am we will be have a chance to explore during to 2 hours journey to Ballestas Islands, where we can admire flora and fauna of its natural reserve. After that we will contunue to Ica, and Huacachina Oasis where we will settel in one of the hotel for the night. During the late afternoon we will have a chance to experience a huge dose of adrenaline during riding special vehicle through deserted dunes and do some sandboarding aftermath. At the end we will have a chance to admire incredible sunset. Go back to the hotel and chillout.We start our journey to explore Peru with very early check out from the hotel at 3am, when we need to catch up the bus to Paracas. After arrival around 7am we will be transferred to the port where we start our around 2 hours journey to Ballestas Islands, where we can admire flora and fauna of its amazing natural reserve. After that we will be catching bus to Ica, and Huacachina Oasis where we will be accommodated in one of the hotel. During the late afternoon we will have a chance to experience a little bit of adrenaline on riding with special vehicle through deserted dunes and try some sandboarding. At the end we will witness incredible sunset. Transfer to the hotel.
We start the day after breakfast and go directly to Nazca to explore myserious Nazca Lines. Till now nobody knows exactly how they become part of the landscape of Nazca región. During 45 minuts flight we will admire most of them with a huge amount of adrenaline. After that we will be transfered to Nazca town, where we will have possibility to rest a Little or do some shopping till we will leave it around 3pm to reach around11pm the WHITE CITY of Arequipa. After that trasfer to the hotel.
After breakfast the whole day to admire and explore this magical City surrounding by 6 volcanos using our optional AREQUIPA CITY TOUR. It is a great possibility to visit Cathedral, Monastery of Santa Catalina, Museo of Culture Nativo with famous mummy Juanita, Casa de Moral and possibly local artisan market or or do it by yourself.
After breakfast we will be taking spectacular 2-day-trip to majestic Colca Cañon. On first day we will go through Pampa Cañahuas Natural Reserve, where we will see wild vicuñas, alpacas and llamas to picturesque small village Chivay. After being accommodated in a hotel we will have a chance to visit local hot springs. After a dinner with elements of local folklore we will go back to the hotel to get ready for next part of our journey.
After very early start this day we will continue to Cruz del Condor, where around 8am we will be able to admire condor - the biggest flying bird on planet. Normally they flying using natural migration of warm air in its wings to float around the valleys and mountains. Just to add information that Colca Cañon is known as the deepest canion in the world. After this morable experience in the early afternoon we will go back to Chivay to catch direct bus to Puno. On the way we will be able to see incredible passes of Andes Mountains. After arrival in Puno tansportation to the hotel.
After breakfast we will be transfer to the port, where a small boat will take us for a incredible journey back in time during another 2-day trip from Puno to amazingly blue wáter of Lake Titicaca. First we will visit floating Uros Islands, where indegenous people have lived and worked for century, then we will go to Island Amantani, where native people will host us for the whole day and night offering their local food and hospitality in a most basic way. In the afternoon we will have a chance to walk to the top of the island to visit ruins of Temple Pacha Mama or Pacha Papa and admire beautiful sunset.
After tasty local breakfast we will thank for hospitality to our ´family´ and continue our journey to another island – Taquile. There has been noticed the most beautiful view of the lake also what is typical for this island - local handicrafts is made mostly by men not women. After lunch with a spectactacular view we will go back to Puno in the early afternoon.
This day we start after breakfast and we will be transfer to the bus station where we begin our journey to Pearl of Medieval Architecture of Cusco. On the way we will have many stops to visit Museo de Pukara, the highest mountain pass during our journey La Raya 4335m, Templo of Wirakocha in Raqchi and Sixtine Chapel of South America - Andahuaylillas. On the way we will have a stop for tasty lunch. After arrival in Cusco at 5pm we will be accommodated in a hotel.
After breakfast you may enjoy free day just simply walking and enjoying medieval architecture of Cusco or use our CUSCO CITY TOUR option with ‘Qorichancha plus 4 ruinas’ in the afternoon. City offers incredible amount of museums and sights worth visiting together with culinary experiences in almost every corner.
After breakfast you will start your trip to Sacred Valley of Incas where you will visit the biggest Inka´s fortress Ollantaytambo. After memorable visit we will transfer you to the train station where you will catch a train to Aguas Calientes, small village just next to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. There you will be accommodated in a hotel and have time off to relax before the whole day in Machu Picchu the day after. But first we will be shooting to ruins of Pisaq, second after Machu Picchu biggest complex of remains of Inca´s Empire. On the way down we will stop for small visit to local artesan market where you will be able to purchase some souvenirs. On the way to second ruins we will stop in picturesque place in Sacred Valley for lunch. In the early afternoon you will have a chance to There´s option to use hot springs in the village (extra charge).
Early morning after breakfast in the hotel you will start your incredible experience in Inca´s the most magnificent place Machu Picchu. At the beginning you will be able to listen to tour guide during the 2 hours trip around ruins and after you will have a chance to explore and enjoy it by yourself as long as you desire. The train leaves Aguas Calientes village at around 6:30 pm that will take you to Ollantaytambo and after that by bus to Cusco.
After two days of life time experience we have a free day in Cusco just to use this day to relax and enjoy atmosphere or take one of many local trips to surround áreas of Cusco.
After breakfast transfer to the airport and flight first to Lima and then to Piura, from where you will be taken by transportation for 3 hours journey to Mancora. After arrival at the bus station in Mancora we will be transferred to the hotel, when we will start 2 days living in a Paradise with stunning view on the Pacific Ocean and totally chillout. There is an option to use several beach activities like snorkeling, surfing, trips to see whales, dolfines and many more.
Continuing ´living in a dreams on the beach´ for recharging batteries after the whole two and a half weeks of Peruvian journey. .
After breakfast we will take transfer by bus (around 3 hours) to the airport in Piura, where we catch the flight to Lima. After arrival will be transfer to the hotel and free time to use for buying last suvenirs.
Transfer to the airport. End of trip.
How about having all the interesting sights to visit in Peru on the way plus a little bit of left out north of Peru with incredible remains of pre-incas Moche Culture.
That is why within 8 days you can find busy and always exiting Lima, historical Cusco and surroundings with its enormous amount of monuments and magnificent Machu Picchu.
Living your dreams of seeing the most impressive ruins in a history of humankind and also many wonders of nature plus lots of activities on the way – this is your 19-days - long journey around Peru.