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Pachamama, the Mother Land | 15 days

Colonial and modern Lima private tour •  Ballestas Islands Nazca Lines overflight, aqueducts and cementery of Chauchilla private tours Arequipa private city tour and Colca Canyon private tour Amantani overnight, Taquile and Uros private tour Sacred Valley of the Incas private tour 1 overnight in Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu private tour City tour Cusco.

Day 1 | Lima

Transfer to your hotel in Lima.

Day 2 | Lima

After breakfast the tour starts in Miraflores district with a visit to the Miraflores Market to learn a little about the diversity of the products in our country. Walk along the Miraflores “Malecon” with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean and then, transfer to the Barranco district, which is considered to be the city's most romantic and bohemian district, home and working place of many of Peru's leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. Gourmet buffet lunch included at Puro Peru restaurant, here we will taste the diversity of the Peruvian cuisine. After lunch, colonial Lima tour, we pass by the “Paseo de la República” avenue where we can observe the magnificent Courthouse, the French Palace, continuing with San Martin Square and the Main Square where we have the Cathedral, the Archbishopric, the Government Palace and the Lima City Hall. Finally visit to the Larco Museum, which features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, and is one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions. Return to your hotel and night free. Remember that Lima has a very wide range of excellent restaurants, like Astrid & Gaston and Central considered among the 20 best restaurants in the world.

Day 3 | Lima – Paracas - Nazca

We depart at 4 am in the morning with private transport. At arrival to Paracas tour to the Ballestas Islands. On return from the Islands, private transport through the Ica desert to the town of Nazca, lunch box included. Arrival in Nazca at night, overnight in Wasipunko lodge, dinner included.

Day 4 | Nazca - Arequipa

Early morning over flight the mysterious Nazca Lines. An amazing Pachamanca, a traditional Inca Ceremonial Lunch included; during the afternoon, the aqueducts and Chauchilla cemetery tour, which conserves hundreds of pre-Inca mummies and tapestries. At night, a very comfortable bus to the White City of Arequipa.

Day 5 | Arequipa

Transfer in & check in, city tour in the afternoon that includes: the monastery of Santa Catalina, Yanahuara and Carmen Alto districts, the cathedral and La Compañia Church and cloister.

Day 6 | Arequipa - Colca Canyon

Morning departure to Colca Canyon, on the way we visit the reserve Aguada Blanca and Salinas, which is located at 4800 meters above sea level , arrival to the village of Chivay at midday. After lunch we spend a relaxing afternoon in the thermal baths. Night free.

Day 7 | Colca Canyon - Puno

Early in the morning we depart to Cruz Del Condor, border cliff of one of the deepest canyons on earth. Here with a little luck we'll spot the Andean Condor, we'll also visit various towns and observation points of the canyon along the way, return to Chivay at midday, lunch in Chivay and private transport to Puno. At arrival transfer to the hotel.

Day 8 | Puno - Taquile - Amantani

This excursion begins at 7:30 am with transfer from your hotel to the port, here you have 10 min. to do any last minute shopping, then a boat ride of three hours will take us to the unique Taquile island. There a long path gradually ascending will take us to the village (50 min. hike approx) to visit the communal cooperative. We'll have lunch at one of the local restaurants. The scenery is magnificent. Then, after lunch you have a walk of 30 min. aprox on boat to continue to the Amantani Island where we overnight with a local family that will provide us with food and shelter. Optional activities for the afternoon, hike to the highest point of the island to watch the sunset or just interact with the locals at night.

Day 9 | Amantani - Uros - Puno

Breakfast and departure to Uros island. After 3 hours of navigation we will arrive to Uros floating island. We'll see the houses, the islands and sailing on traditional reed boats can be arranged and Return to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel.

Day 10 | Puno – Cusco

Morning transfer to the bus station where we take the scenery bus to Cusco, on the way we will make some stops in Andahualillas town to visit its famous church, them at the arqueological complex of Raqchi, the Raya pass and Pucara. Arrival to Cusco in the evening and transfer to your hotel.

Day 11 | Cusco - Pisac

Transfer to our hotel in Pisac town on the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Afternoon walk into town and the nearby points of interest.

Day 12 | Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

In the morning visit to the downtown of Pisac and then, free time to shop in the famous handicraft market. Lunch included on the way Pisac - Urubamba in Tunupa restaurant (novo-andina cousine). Visit to artist Pablo Seminario's house and to the Ollantaytambo complex. In the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes. Overnight there.

Day 13 | Machu Picchu - Cusco

Morning visit to Machu Picchu History and Natural Sanctuary 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.

Days 14 | Cusco

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

Day 15 | Cusco – Lima

Transfer to Cusco airport, flight back to Lima and transfer in at arrival. End of our services.

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