Peruvian Marvels

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Duration: 8 Days

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From Lima’s Urban Charm to Machu Picchu’s Wonder, Exploring Nature’s Wonders in Huacachina, Vinicunca’s Rainbow Mountain, and the Cultural Gems of Lake Titicaca

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey through the heart of Peru, where ancient civilizations and breathtaking landscapes come together. Begin in Lima, exploring its Ancestral, Colonial, and Modern dimensions. Venture to Paracas for the enchanting Ballestas Islands and the oasis of Huacachina, experiencing the thrill of sandboarding. Continue to Cusco for a city tour, delving into its rich history. The highlight awaits at Machu Picchu, a marvel of Incan engineering. Discover the vibrant Vinicunca, or Rainbow Mountain, and traverse the scenic Ruta del Sol to Puno, where Lake Titicaca beckons with Uros and Taquile islands. Expertly guided tours, seamless transfers, and comfortable accommodations ensure an immersive and hassle-free adventure.

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  • Peru
  • Today
  • English, Japan
  • Train, Bus, Boat
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Highlights
  • Machu Picchu Exploration: Uncover the mysteries of the iconic Incan citadel, Machu Picchu, as you navigate its ancient ruins with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Vinicunca – Rainbow Mountain Trek: Witness the breathtaking beauty of Vinicunca, trekking through high-altitude landscapes and marveling at the vibrant colors of the “Mountain of Seven Colors.”
  • Ballestas Islands Excursion: Cruise through the Pacific to the Ballestas Islands, encountering diverse marine life, ancient geoglyphs, and the iconic Candelabro.
  • Lake Titicaca Discovery: Explore the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, with visits to the Uros Floating Islands and the culturally rich Taquile Island.
  • Ruta del Sol Journey: Embark on a scenic drive along the Ruta del Sol, exploring ancient sites like Andahuaylillas and Raqchi while soaking in breathtaking views of the Peruvian landscape.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Peru + Lima City Tour

Upon arrival at Jorge Chavez International Airport, we extend a warm welcome and transfer you to your hotel for a brief rest. In the afternoon, embark on a journey through Lima’s Ancestral, Colonial, and Modern dimensions. Explore landmarks such as the “Pucllana Pyramid,” the Historic Center, the Main Square, the Government Palace, and more. Dive into the rich history at the Central Reserve Bank Museum and the San Francisco Monumental Complex, featuring intriguing catacombs. Wrap up the itinerary in the Contemporary Zone, marveling at sites like El Olivar in San Isidro, Miraflores, Larcomar, and the Love Park.

Day 2: Ballestas Islands + Huacachina Oasis

Departing from Lima at 5:00 in the morning, we embark on a journey to the charming resort town of Paracas, where the tranquility of the sea awaits. Our thrilling offshore excursion takes us to the Ballestas Islands aboard motorized boats equipped with all necessary safety measures. En route to the islands, we’ll witness the renowned and monumental geoglyph known as “El Candelabro,” an ancient guano extraction port, and a diverse congregation of sea lions, Humboldt penguins, and other fascinating marine species.

In the afternoon, our journey continues to Ica, where we commence our Pisco Route. Delve into the detailed artisanal process of crafting Peruvian wine and pisco, a tradition dating back to 1856. At the same location, you’ll have time to enjoy lunch (on your own). Our next destination is the oasis of Huacachina and its surroundings. For those seeking an adrenaline-filled experience, there’s the opportunity to venture into the sand dunes of Ica on dune buggies and enjoy one of Ica’s most astonishing activities, sandboarding, from the heights.

Later, we’ll embark on the journey back to the city of Lima.

Day 3: Welcome + Cusco City Tour

We will transfer you early to Jorge Chávez International Airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, our team will take you to the designated hotel, where you’ll have free time to rest and have lunch on your own. At 13:00 hours, we commence a day of discovery, visiting the Cusco Cathedral and the Qorikancha.

Subsequently, we explore the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán, Q’enqo, and Tambomachay, concluding around 18:30 hours. Later, we return to Cusco for you to enjoy your accommodation.

Day 4: Machu Picchu - Wonder of the World

We kick off the day by picking you up in Cusco around 4:00 a.m., depending on your train schedule. We’ll journey to the Ollantaytambo station and board the train to Aguas Calientes. Once there, your guide will accompany you to the buses that will take you to Machu Picchu.

We’ll enjoy 2 hours exploring the citadel, marveling at the grandeur of its constructions. Afterward, we return to Aguas Calientes by bus, and around 4:00 p.m., we take the train back to Ollantaytambo. From there, a bus transports us back to Cusco, where we’ll spend the night, concluding this unforgettable day.

Day 5: Vinincunca - Seven Colors Mountain

An early wake-up is essential to relish the natural wonder. We’ll pick you up at your accommodation and head south of Cusco. After approximately an hour and a half, we’ll reach Cusipata (3,310 m.a.s.l.) for a delightful breakfast. Then, we continue for 1 hour to Fulawasipata (4,660 m.a.s.l.), where you’ll receive details about the journey.

Embark on a 2-hour hike towards the Seven Colors Mountain or Vinicunca (5,200 m.a.s.l.), spotting South American camelids along the way. At the “Red Hill,” you’ll have time to rest and revel in the scenery. Following this, a 1-hour descent back to Fulawasipata awaits before returning to the starting point. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to a restaurant for a nourishing lunch.

Day 6: Ruta del Sol

Kickstart your day with breakfast at your hotel. At 06:15 hours, we’ll head to the bus terminal to commence the journey.

Our first stop takes us to the Andahuaylillas Chapel, renowned as the “Sistine Chapel of the Andes,” featuring exceptional murals and paintings. Next, we’ll proceed to Raqchi, the “Temple of the God Wiracocha,” where you’ll marvel at Colcas and astonishing constructions. Enjoy a buffet lunch in Sicuani and continue towards La Raya Pass, soaring over 4,335 meters above sea level, with panoramic views of the Chimboya snow peak and the source of the Amazon River. We’ll visit the Pukará Lithic Museum to explore ceramics and sculptures, concluding the day in the beautiful city of Puno around 17:00 hours.

We’ll provide assistance at the terminal and escort you to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest.

Day 7: Lake Titicaca + Uros + Taquile

After breakfast at 7:00 a.m., embark on a day filled with exploration.

From your accommodation, we’ll head to the Port of Puno, where a motorized boat awaits. First, explore the Floating Islands of the Uros, visiting one or two of the over 50 islands. The guide will share the fascinating life of the communities that inhabit them. Next, sail towards Taquile Island, declared a “masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity.”

Later, enjoy lunch at a charming restaurant. Subsequently, return to Puno by boat, concluding the tour around 5:00 pm. Back in Puno, you’ll have the opportunity to rest at your accommodation.

Day 8: Airport Transfer

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you to the airport, adjusting to your flight schedule to ensure a seamless departure.

Included

Included
  • Airport transfers.
  • Lima City Tour.
  • Paracas and Huacachina Excursion.
  • Cusco City Tour.
  • Transfers from the hotel to the train station, round trip.
  • Tourist train ticket, round trip.
  • Consettur bus ticket, round trip.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional guide in shared service.
  • Ruta del Sol (Transfer Cusco – Puno).
  • Uros and Taquile Excursion.
  • 2 nights in Lima.
  • 3 nights in Cusco.
  • 2 nights in Puno.
  • 24/7 permanent assistance.
Not Included
  • Airport transfers.
  • Lima City Tour.
  • Paracas and Huacachina Excursion.
  • Cusco City Tour.
  • Transfers from the hotel to the train station, round trip.
  • Tourist train ticket, round trip.
  • Consettur bus ticket, round trip.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional guide in shared service.
  • Ruta del Sol (Transfer Cusco – Puno).
  • Uros and Taquile Excursion.
  • 2 nights in Lima.
  • 3 nights in Cusco.
  • 2 nights in Puno.
  • 24/7 permanent assistance.

Type Experiences

Adicional Services

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:

  1. VISTADOME Train (Panoramic):
    • For an enhanced experience, consider upgrading to the VISTADOME train, offering panoramic views. The additional cost for round-trip service is USD 100.00.
  2. VISTADOME OBSERVATORY Train (Panoramic):
    • Elevate your journey further with the VISTADOME OBSERVATORY train, providing an immersive panoramic experience. The supplement for round-trip service is USD 130.00.
  3. Huaynapicchu or Montaña Visit:
    • If you wish to explore Huaynapicchu or Montaña, a separate ticket is required, with a cost of USD 70.00 per person.
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Important

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Rates do not apply during festive dates (Inti Raymi, Fiestas Patrias, Semana Santa, Navidad, Año Nuevo, Candelaria). Please consult with the executive for details.
  • Student rates are applicable to individuals aged 11 to 17 years.
  • Infants aged 0 to 2 years travel free.
  • The rates are based on promotional prices from both companies and are subject to specific schedules; our sales executive will provide schedule information upon confirmation.
  • Rates are subject to change based on current availability.
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