Day 1. LIMA. Arrival. Encounter. Accommodation.
Arrival in Lima. Airport pickup. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation in Lima.
Day 2. LIMA. Sightseeing tour, visiting places of interest.
Breakfast (buffet). Lima sightseeing tour. Visit to the Miraflores tourist area with the Lovers’ Park. Panoramic visit to Huaca Puyan, Olive Park, Huaca Yanamarca, old colonial estates. Tour of the historic center of the city, which preserved the Spanish colonial heritage (San Francisco Cathedral, Central Square with the Presidential Palace and Cathedral, San Martin Square, Casa Aliaga House Museum). Visit to the Casa Aliaga house-museum, built in 1536 on the foundations of an ancient Inca feather pyramid belonging to the Spanish conquistador Jeronimo De Aliaga.
Hotel accommodation in Lima.
Day 3. LIMA-CUSCO. Sacsayhuaman – Kenko Fertility Temple – Puca Pucara Fortress – Tambomachay – Korikancha Palace.
Breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Flight to Cusco. Arrival, pick up at Cusco airport and transfer to hotel. Cusco sightseeing bus tour. Visit architectural complexes: Saxayhuaman Fortress, Kenko Fertility Temple, Puka-Pukara Fortress and Tambomachay Water Temple. Continuation of the tour in the palace dedicated to the Sun God – Korikancha. Visit to the cathedral of the city of Cusco.
Day 4. CUZCO IS THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS.
Breakfast. Transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit to the art fair in Pisac (where you can buy handicrafts – ceramics, carpets, souvenirs, silverware and leather goods). A visit to the Awanakancha Animal Center where you can admire and participate in feeding such charming animals as llamas, alpacas, whanako and vikunyi, learn about the process of dressing and natural dyeing of wool. Tour of the archaeological complex of Olantaytambo, which was the most important administrative, religious and military center of the Inca Empire – Tiwantinsuyo.
Lunch (buffet) at the national cuisine restaurant “Muña”. Return to Cusco.
Day 5. CUZCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUZCO.
After breakfast, transfer by train to Aguas Calientes. Then climb by bus to the Lost City of the Incas – Machu Picchu, considered the most powerful energy center of South America.
Machu Picchu (Machu Pikchu means “Old Mountain” in Quechua) is a mysterious Inca city built in the mid-15th century. It is located about 100 km from the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco, and is so secluded hidden in the Andes that it could not be reached by Spanish colonizers. The world became aware of this city in 1911 thanks to an American scientist from Hiram Bingham. Although the locals have always known about Machu Picchu, they have always been reticent to share information with outsiders.
Machu Picchu has been listed as a UNESCO Monuments of Humanity Heritage Site since 1983 and as a New Wonders of the World since 2007.
Guided tour. In the afternoon, a descent to Aguas Calientes.
Lunch at the national cuisine restaurant “El MAPI”. Return by train to Cusco. Accommodation at the hotel in Cusco.
Day 6. CUSCO – PUNO.
Breakfast. Transfer by tourist bus to the city of Puno, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way the stops are: Piquillacta, Capilla Sicstina de America, Andagualillas, Racci. Lunch (buffet) in Sikuani. The next stops are La Raya (4400 meters above sea level) and Pucara.
Accommodation in a hotel in Puno.
Day 7. PUNO TO LAKE TITICACA.
Lake Titicaca is considered the highest navigable lake in the world. Its total area is 8300 km2. Twenty-five rivers flow into it. The winding shoreline of the lake forms numerous peninsulas and bays.
Breakfast. Transfer to the port. The Uros Floating Cane Islands Tour is a tour of over 40 man-made islands created by the Uros Indians from reeds growing on the lake. Here you will learn the history of the islands and its people. You can buy numerous souvenirs and ride on a cane boat. Our excursion continues deep into Lake Titicaca to Taquile Island. The island is famous for its ethnic cultural values – the island’s population preserves ancient traditions, especially weaving. For its weaving art, Taquile Island was proclaimed a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO in 2005.
Lunch on Takile Island. Return to Puno. Hotel Accommodation.
Day 8. PUNO – COLK. Colca Canyon. Lake Lagunillos.
Breakfast. Transfer by comfortable bus to the Colca Canyon – the deepest and most beautiful canyon in the world. On the way visit Lagunillos Lake, watching Pink Flamingos. Stops at observation points where you can get a wonderful view of the 3 volcanoes.
Arrival at Chivay village. Hotel Accommodation. Those who wish can visit the hot springs.
Day 9. KOLKA – AREQUIPA. Cruz Del Condor Lookout.
Breakfast. Visit to the Cruz Del Condor lookout, where you can enjoy an unforgettable view of the canyon, at the bottom of which the Colca River flows at a depth of 1,200 meters. Watching the flight of the mighty condor. Kolka Gorge is 4,160 meters deep, twice as deep as Grand Canyon in the United States.
Transfer to Arequipa with stops at the viewpoints of 3 volcanoes.
Check-in at the hotel in Arequipa.
Day 10. AREQUIPA – NASCA. Arequipa Tour. Transfer Arequipa – Nazca.
Breakfast. Tour of Arequipa with visits to the Santa Catalina Monastery, the central square, Catholic cathedrals and the Yanahuara Lookout. Transfer Arequipa – Nazca by comfortable sleeper bus. Lunch and refreshments will be served on the bus.
Nazca City was founded by the Spanish in 1591 and is located in the coastal Nazca Desert. The Nazca Desert is famous for its giant drawings of animals, humans and geometric figures, which can only be seen from a bird’s eye view.
Meeting at the station, accommodation at the hotel in Nazca.
Day 11. NASCA TO PARACAS. Flying over the Nazca Lines.
Breakfast. Meeting in the lobby with a Russian guide. Transfer to the airport. Flying over the Nazca Lines.
The Nazca Lines are huge land and rock paintings that can only be seen from a bird’s eye view. These drawings had a ritual purpose related to the cult of water. According to the theory of Maria Reiche, who discovered the Nazca Lines and drawings to the world and studied them in depth, the Nazca Lines are a huge agrarian calendar. But you yourself can express your theory after flying over the lines. Transfer Nazca – Paracas by comfortable bus. The Paracas Peninsula is a state reserve due to its natural wealth and archaeological value.
Hotel accommodation in Paracas.
Day 12. PARACAS-LIMA. Excursion to the Balestas Islands, the little Galapagos.
Breakfast. Excursion to the Balestas Islands, the little Galapagos. The islands are home to harbor seals, seals, albatrosses, cormorants, and humboldt penguins. From here you can see the famous “Candelabra” (a giant drawing on the rock). In the afternoon transfer to Lima by comfortable coach.
Transfer and accommodation at the hotel in Lima.
Day 13. LIMA.
13: LIMA Breakfast. Free time in Lima.
On the way to the airport we suggest visiting one of the 25 best museums in the World – the Larco Herrera Museum. Founded in 1925, it is located in the house of the Viceroy of Peru. The 18th century, colonial style museum rises at the very top of the pyramid. It houses an unimaginably rich collection of ceramics, fabrics, jewelry, gold, mummies, and also displays a one-of-a-kind and one of the richest collections of pottery with an erotic allusion. The total number of exhibits is 45 thousand. They all tell the history, life and culture of civilizations such as the Inca, Moche, Nazca and Chimu.
There is also a very good national cuisine restaurant, Café del Muzeo.
Transfer to the airport. The flight home.