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The Condor Empire

Lima • Villa Swamps Reserve Zone • Pisco Paracas National Reserve & Ballestas Islands Tour • Nazca Lines Overflight • Arequipa, Colca Canyon Tour, Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve • Titicaca National Reserve • Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu tour • Manu National Park Jungle Tour.

Day 1 | Lima

Transfer in to your hotel in Lima.

Day 2 | Lima

Early breakfast and transfer to the Villa Swamps Reserve Zone, paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers with more than 100 species of birds, completed with a visit to San Pedro fields and Lurin Valley. City tour in the afternoon, with visits to the Miraflores district, downtown Lima, the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), the Cathedral, and San Francisco Convent. Night free.

Day 3 | Lima - Pisco

Private bus to Pisco very early in the morning. After a journey of about 3 ½ hours by bus we arrive to Pisco. In the afternoon, our search for bird species continues with a visit to the Paracas National Reserve.

Day 4 | Pisco - Nazca

We start the day with a visit to the Ballestas Islands, known as the Peruvian Galapagos, a relaxing boat ride in the company of penguins, seals and more than 200 species of sea birds. No doubt the best place to observe common marine species like the Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti), Peruvian Booby (Sula variegata) and many shore side species. At midday private bus to Nazca.

Day 5 | Nazca - Arequipa

In the morning, overflight of the enigmatic Nazca Lines, afternoon free. At night, public bus to Arequipa.

Day 6 | Arequipa

City tour in the morning including the beautiful Arequipa country side. Afternoon free.

Day 7 | Arequipa - Colca Canyon

Morning departure to Colca Canyon, visit to the Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve which protects a vast area of Puna and a salt lake; home of aquatic birds, many of which are endangered species. It is possible to spot flamingos like Chilean Flamingo, Andean Flamingo & Puna Flamingo. We arrive to the village of Chivay (4800 MASL) at midday. After lunch, we’ll spend a relaxing afternoon in the thermal baths. Night free.

Day 8 | Colca Canyon - Puno

Early in the morning, we depart to Cruz del Condor, border cliff of one of the deepest canyons on earth, where we will spot the Andean Condor and visit the local towns. Private transport to Puno, arriving at night.

Day 9 & 10 | Puno - Llachon - Puno

This tour will take us to the community of Llachon on the shores of the Titicaca Lake where we will spend 2 days and 1 night with a family of this community. Visit the floating islands of the Uros and interact with the people from the community, kayaking on the lake inside the National Reserve searching for its diversity of aquatic birds including the short-winged grebe endemic from this area.

Day 11 | Puno - Cusco

Transfer to Cusco in a scenery bus so you can enjoy the beautiful Andean landscape, after 8 hours we arrive to Cusco, the lunch is included. Day free.

Day 12 | Cusco

City tour in the morning which includes visits to Sacsayhuaman, Qenco, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay complexes, as well as the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha and the Cathedral in Cusco. Night free.

Day 13 to 19 | Cusco - Manu - Cusco

During the next 7 days, we will proceed to an adventure that will probably be the most remarkable from your trip, where we will go from the valley of Cusco crossing the last slopes of the eastern Andes into the Amazon basin, visiting the cultural zone and the Manu National Park. This area is considered to be one of the richest forests on earth, with more than 1000 species of birds including the biggest eagle, the Harpy eagle. On day 19th, we come back to Cusco. Night free.

Day 20 | Cusco

Day free.

Day 21 | Cusco - Pisac - Ollantaytambo

In the morning, visit to the archeological complex of Pisac and downtown Pisac, and then free time to shop in the famous handicraft market here. Lunch included on the way from Pisac to Urubamba at Tunupa restaurant, visit to artist Pablo Seminario's house and to the Ollantaytambo complex. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Day 22 | Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu

Morning train to Aguas Calientes, on arrival, transfer to El Pueblo Hotel and walk through the El Pueblo Hotel trails which offer a really good bird watching opportunity, particularly for spotting hummingbirds including the endemic Green-and-white Hummingbird (Leucippus viridicauda).

Day 23 | Machu Picchu - Cusco

Visit to Machu Picchu complex at sunrise and then free time to enjoy the complex on your own. In the afternoon return to Aguas Calientes and train to Ollantaytambo, from there bus to our hotel in Cusco. Night free.

Day 24 | Cusco

Free day in Cusco, last chance to enjoy the city of Cusco and do your last shopping. Night free!!!

Day 25 | Cusco - Lima

Flight to Lima and transfer to the hotel. End of our services.

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