SHORT TOURS / PERÚ IN A GLANCE
Day 1 | Lima
Transfer in to your hotel in Lima.
Day 2 | Lima – Cusco
Transfer to Lima airport and flight to Cusco, at arrival transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon city tour, includes visit to Qenco, Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucará and Tambomachay complexes, the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha and the Cathedral in Cusco. Night free.
Day 3 | Cusco – Pisac – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo
Early in the morning private tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting with a visit to the downtown Pisac, then free time to shop in the famous handicraft market. For lunch, we suggest the Huacatay restaurant in Urubamba (novo-andina cuisine). In the afternoon visit to artist Pablo Seminario’s house and the Ollantaytambo complex. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.
Day 4 | Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Cusco
After breakfast, train to Aguas Calientes, at arrival private tour to Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary at sunrise, Machu Picchu one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, stands 2,430 m above sea level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. Then we will have free time to enjoy the complex on your own. In the afternoon, we will return to Aguas Calientes and take the train to Ollantaytambo, from there bus to our hotel in Cusco. Night free.
Day 5 | Cusco – Lima
Transfer to Cusco airport and flight back to Lima. Lunch is included in a traditional Peruvian restaurant. After lunch, city tour with visits to the Miraflores district, downtown Lima, the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), the Cathedral and the San Francisco Convent. Night free.
Day 6 | Lima – Paracas – Nazca Lines
We depart at 4 am in the morning on a private transport. On arrival to Paracas, tour to the Ballestas Islands. The Ballestas Islands are home to a great variety of wildlife. There are huge colonies of sea lions and unusual marine birds, such as – Humboldt’s Penguin, cormorants, Peruvian booby and Peruvian pelican. The islands surrounding seas are rich in creel, and associated upper food chain fish. They provide a safe breeding ground for sea lions, pelicans and a large variety of bird life. On return from the islands, private transport through the Ica desert to the town of Nazca, box lunch included. Arrival in Nazca at night, overnight in Wasipunko lodge, dinner included.
Day 7 | Nazca Lines – Lima
Early morning breakfast and over flight of the mysterious Nazca Lines, after that, private transport to Lima, on the way, visit to a prestigious vineyard. At arrival to Lima transfer to your hotel and end of our services.