Perú Trip in 10 Days

Lima, Ballestas Islands, Paracas, Nazca Lines, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno, Floating Islands of Uros, Taquile,

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Peru is one of the countries in South America. It is made up of a variety of landscapes, from mountains and beaches to deserts and rain forests. Lima is the capital of Peru, Most people live along the coast of Peru.

The coast was inhabited by Ancient people, called the Caral, Mochica, Chimú and the Nasca, first inhabited this region thousands of years ago.

Peru has on of the largest rain forest, the Amazon, covers nearly half of Peru, this huge jungle, is home to plants and animals that do not live anywhere else on Earth. The scientists think there may even be Indian tribes there that have never seen the outside world.

Also Peru has one of highest mountain range in the world runs through Peru. The peruvian called to these peaks the Andes. Cusco is located in the south of the Andes, where was developed the Inca’s Empire. Under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, Machu picchu was builted, and nowaday is one the new seven wonder in the World.

An unforgettable way to visit the Capital of Peru – Lima, one of the most beautifull Natural Reserve – Paracas, The Enigmatic Nazca Lines, The city named twice cultural heritage of the world – Cusco, The highest navigable lake in the world – Titicaca Lake. You can visit impressive tourist places such as Ballestas Island, Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca, Cusco city, Sacred Valley of the Incas and one of the new sevend wonder of the world Machu picchu.

June is the most important month for the people of Cusco because this month was chosen by the Incas to carry out the most important festival of the Inca empire, the festival of “Inti Raymi” or festival of the Sun.

At present, Cusco continues to celebrate this festival every June 24 of each year. Thus, this tour in Cusco: Inti Raymi Festival is designed to enjoy the most important festival in Cusco, the Inti Raymi,

This festival begins at the Koricancha temple, and ends with a lavish ceremony on the Sacsayhuaman esplanade. In this Perú Trip in 10 Days you will also be able to know the best attractions of Cusco, Sacred Valley and the wonder of the world, Machu Picchu.

The “Inti Raymi” or “Sun Party” Festival was undoubtedly the largest, most important, spectacular and ostentatious festival that took place in pre-Hispanic times; It was destined to worship the Sun or “Inti”, it was celebrated every winter solstice, June 21. Its celebration lasted 15 days, in which there were dances, ceremonies and sacrifices.

At present this festival is celebrated every June 24 in the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman in the city of Cusco – Peru and the inhabitants of Cusco, together with national and foreign tourists, come to the place to witness the staging of said Andean ceremony in memory of its millenary origin and cradle of the Great Inka Civilization.

Itinerary:

Upon arrival in Lima, we will be waiting for you at the airport, to transfer you to your Hotel, located in Miraflores.

Breakfast. In the morning, we start the City tour in Lima. We will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00 a.m. The city tour begins with a visit to the Plaza de las Armas, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Along two sides there are arcades with shops: Portal de Escribanos and Portal de Botoneros. In the center of the Plaza there is a bronze fountain dating from 1560. Located in the Plaza is the Cathedral, observe the splendidly carved stalls, the silver covered altars surrounded by fine woodwork, walls covered in mosaics with the coat of arms of arms of Lima and Pizarro. Next to the Cathedral is the Archbishop’s Palace.

Then you will visit the Monastery of San Francisco. It is famous for the Sivillian tiles and paneled ceiling in the cloisters, the catacombs below the church and part of the monastery are worth seeing. You will visit the old colonial streets in the center of the city and modern Lima with the district of San Isidro and Miraflores. Overnight at the Hotel.

At 4:00 a.m. We will transfer you to the bus station for your trip to Paracas, upon arrival we will transfer you to the El Chaco pier where you will take a boat excursion to Ballestas Island. You will get to know the incredible Ballestas Islands on a boat ride, which are home to spectacular wildlife, beautiful nature, and some very special phenomena.

Upon arrival at the Ballestas Islands, you will be able to observe amazing animals such as seals, sea lions, seabirds, penguins, pelicans, tendrils, Inca terns, the Peruvian booby, the red-footed cormorant and the guanay. You will travel close to the islands for spectacular views of the animals on the shore, the animals that fly overhead, and the swim underwater.

After touring the islands, we will take you to the beautiful Paracas Reserve. Your time in the reserve will allow you to see various species of birds, oceanic fossils now trapped in the desert, the only red sand beach in Peru, flamingos, the famous Roca Catedral formation and learn all about its flora and fauna. In the afternoon transfer to the bus station, then travel to Nazca, transfer to your hotel.

Breakfast. We will pick you up in the morning from your hotel for your tour to the famous Nazca lines. Cut into the stony desert are a large number of lines, not only parallels and geometric figures, but also designs such as a dog, a huge monkey, a bird with a wingspan of more than 100 meters, a spider and a tree. The lines, which represent a kind of vast pre-Inca astronomical calendar, are best seen from the air, we will take a half hour flight above the Lines and then visit the Chauchilla cemetery, where skulls, mummies and pottery fragments scatter the Desert. Lunch in Nazca. At 15:30Hr. you'll take the motor coach

Royal class to Lima. Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the Hotel located in Miraflores. Overnight.

Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, our staff will be waiting for you for your transfer to the Hotel, where you will receive a courtesy coca tea to help in case you have altitude sickness, you will have the morning free to rest and we also suggest you have a light lunch in your hotel or one of the restaurants in the area.

At 1:30 p.m. The City tour around the city begins, during which we will visit the Plaza de Armas, the Koricancha (temple of the sun) and also visit other archaeological centers such as the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Qenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. The tour ends at 6:30 p.m. approximately in the main square to be able to dine in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then we will transfer to the hotel so that you can rest.

Breakfast at the hotel. At 8:15 am. We start the full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We begin by visiting the colorful market of Pisac, located at the entrance to the Sacred Valley and followed by Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with its canals that have not changed since Inca times, evoke its ancestral heritage, lunch in a typical restaurant. Then we will visit Chinchero, it is believed that this is the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Finally, we will return to the main square of Cusco at 6:30 p.m. approx.

The night is free to eat at the restaurant of your choice; although we always have many suggestions for you in case you need them.

Breakfast. At 04:15 am we will pick you up from your hotel to go to the Ollantaytambo train station. The train departs from the Ollantaytambo station (located 1 hour and 50 minutes outside of Cusco). You will have service on board the train while the passengers observe the spectacular landscape that unfolds before them. From the agricultural plains along the way, to the waters of the Urubamba River, and as you approach Machu Picchu, the towering mountains, the landscape is constantly changing.

The train arrives in Aguas Calientes, from this town we will take the buses that will take us to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, a 30-minute trip to the Citadel.

Upon arriving at the entrance of Machu Picchu, passengers can enter the citadel directly as tickets will have been purchased in advance for all guests.

A guide will accompany you around the citadel, pointing out the best of the ruins and telling the story of this Inca settlement.

After the guided tour, guests have the option of walking around this fascinating site on their own.

In the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our staff will be waiting for you, to transfer you by bus to Cusco.

Breakfast at the hotel. The guide will pick you up from your hotel at 6:30 am. You will be transferred to the Temple of the Suns Koricancha. The INTI RAYMI ceremony has three different scenes in three different places, it begins at the Koricancha temple of the sun, then, we go to the main square (Plaza de Armas), where the second scene is located and finally we go to Sacsayhuamán, where we will go on a tourist bus.

Now that you have visited the great architectural achievements of the Inca, it will become clear to you that the Sun was the main deity worshiped in the Inca culture. Cusco celebrates the Inti Raymi on the occasion of the winter solistice -the solar new year- for a people whose main object of worship was the god Inti (the sun). In the time of the Incas it was a religious ceremony, now it is a theatrical performance. However, this expression generates a feeling of identity in the town that evokes values ​​and memories that are still excellent in our days, it also brings to mind memories that live in the heart of the town of Cusco.

The Inca gives a traditional prayer in the Temple of the Sun, Koricancha, asking for blessings from the sun, which is said to have been the origin of the Inca rulers. From here the Inca leads the procession through the ancient city of Cusco to Sacsayhuaman in the hills above the city. Transfer to the ruins where you have reservations to see the reenactment of the ancient ceremony of sacrificing a llama to the Pachamama, Mother Earth (don’t worry, llama sacrifices are simulated!), To ensure the fertility of the land and the heat from the sun.

At the end of the Festival, you will see the Inca representative carried in a litter drinking chicha (a fermented drink). With an appropriate ending, the Inca gives a speech expressed in the original Quechua language. In the afternoon transfer to the Hotel.

Breakfast at your hotel. Then the guide will pick you up from your hotel before departing by tourist bus along the Ruta del Sol. We leave Cusco by guided bus to Puno. We will visit along the route some picturesque towns, important archaeological and cultural sites such as Raqchi, Sicuani, La Raya (highest point of the route at a height of more than 4,335 meters above sea level) and Pukara, Church of San Pedro in Andahuaylillas. At noon, we will enjoy a buffet lunch in Sicuani approximately halfway there. Finally we will arrive in Puno and we will transfer by private vehicle to our hotel.

Breakfast at your hotel. At 06:45 am. You will be picked up from your hotel and then transferred to the pier to take the motor boat to the Floating Islands of the Uros. Upon arrival we walk through the reed islands and interact with the natives. Many fishermen and hunters inhabit the floating islands of the Uros, they use the bulrush, a type of reed that grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure that the islands stay afloat. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid due to the surrounding water. After the visit, we can ride a reed boat (extra charge US $ 7.00).

Then we go to «Isla Taquile» (2:30 hours). Upon arrival, we walk slowly along a narrow path towards the town inhabited by native Quechua, and you will have the opportunity to explore around the main Plaza and take pictures of Lake Titicaca. Then we walk to a local restaurant for lunch.

We will return to Puno in the afternoon, night at your hotel. End of the Perú Trip in 10 Days

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Package Includes:

  • Round-trip Lima arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Four hours Lima city tour
  • Two nights accommodation in Lima Hotel. Hotel varies by option selected
  • Executive Bus from Lima to Nazca
  • Motor boat excursion to the Ballestas island
  • Thirty five minutes over flight to the Nazca Lines
  • One night accommodation in Nazca Hotel
  • Executive Bus from Nazca to Lima
  • One night accommodation in Lima Hotel
  • Domestic Flights Lima – Cusco
  • Round-trip Cusco arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Four hours Cusco City tour and Archaeological Parks
  • Train ticket round trip to Aguas Calientes Machu picchu
  • Bus to the citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Guided tour
  • Three nights accommodation in Cusco. Hotel varies by option selected
  • Guided bus to Puno. Visiting on the route important archaeological and cultural sites
  • Motor boat towards the Uros Floating and Taquile Islands
  • Two nights accommodation in Puno Hotel
  • Domestic Flights Puno (Juliaca) – Lima
  • Traveland Representatives in Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Cusco – Machu picchu and Puno – Lake Titicaca
  • Group experience.
  • All transfers, tours and excursions specified on the itinerary

Package Excludes:

  • International air tickets and associated taxes
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness
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