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4x4 Andean Highlands Expedition - 16 Days

4x4 Andean Highlands Expedition

Peru · Private Tour · 16 Days
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This 4x4 adventure takes you to Peru's essential destinations and beyond: Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Nazca and Ballestas Island, together with the colonial cities of Ayacucho and Andahuaylas. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Lima
Day 2 - Lima → Pisco → Ayacucho
Day 3 - Ayacucho → Andahuaylas
Day 4 - Andahuaylas → Abancay
Day 5 - Abancay → Sacred Valley
Day 6 - Sacred Valley
Day 7 - Sacred Valley → Machu Picchu → Cusco
Day 8 - Cusco
Day 9 - Cusco → Puno
Day 10 - Puno → Lake Titicaca → Puno
Day 11 - Puno → Colca
Day 12 - Colca → Arequipa
Day 13 - Arequipa → Camana → Puerto Inca → Nazca
Day 14 - Nazca → Ica
Day 15 - Ica → Paracas → Lima
Day 16 - Lima

What is included

  • Return airport transfers in Lima
  • Local transports in 4x4 truck Stavic (leather seats) unlimited kilometers with professional English speaking driver including petrol and road taxes from day 2 till day 15
  • Oxygen tank, GPS, first aid kit, tablet and height sickness medical kit
  • 15 nights accommodation in 4* hotels with daily breakfast
  • Entrance fees in Cusco
  • Flight over Nazca Lines - service in group
  • Excursion to Machu Picchu in Vistadome train - service in group
  • Excursion to the Uros and Taquile Island - service in group
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines - service in group
  • Excursion to the Ballestas Island - service in group

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Taxes for the flight over Nazca Lines (USD 8)
  • Alcoholic beverages, soda, soft drinks or bottled water minerals
  • Other entrance tickets not mentioned
  • Excess weight on luggage, or excess luggage
  • Local guides in all cities with exception to those mentioned in the included list
  • Tips
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day
1
Lima

Upon arrival at the Lima International Airport, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

Arrival at the hotel, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel San Agustin Exclusive

Lima

day
2
Lima → Pisco → Ayacucho

After an early breakfast, departure to the city of Ayacucho in 4x4.

Continuing the South Pan Americana until reaching San Clemente, turn off from the Pan Americana onto the Libertadores Highway up to Pampano. On route we will pass by the town of Humay, afterwards visit Tambo Colorado Inca Fortress, which lays approximately 40 kms from San Clemente.

Ayacucho altitude: 2750 m

Arrival and overnight at the hotel.

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4x4
Lima → Ayacucho566 km 7h 40min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ayacucho Hotel Plaza

Ayacucho

day
3
Ayacucho → Andahuaylas

After breakfast, see beautiful landscape by visiting small rural towns.

Before leaving the city of Ayacucho an early morning walking tour will be held in which you will see main square and principal churches. On route you will visit typical rural Andean towns of Ocros, Chumbes, Santa Maria de Chicmo and Talavera.

Arrival in Andahuaylas. Check in at the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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4x4
Ayacucho → Andahuaylas271 km 4h 25min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel de Turistas

Andahuaylas

day
4
Andahuaylas → Abancay

After breakfast, departure to Abancay city in 4x4.

On route you will visit the beautiful Pacucha Lake. Once passing the lake ascend to the archaeological site of Sondor (3500 m), which belonged to the Chankas culture before being conquered by the Incas.

Continuing the journey we will pass by the picturesque towns of San Geronimo and Quishara.

Arrival at Abancay. Overnight at the hotel.

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4x4
Andahuaylas → Abancay144 km 2h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel de Turista

Abancay

day
5
Abancay → Sacred Valley

After breakfast, visit from Abancay to Cusco.

Visit the famous circular carved stone of Saywite, which measures 2.5 meters high. One distinguishes in its carved formed, flora and fauna as well as topographic landscapes of the Inca Empire. Continue the journey to the Sacred Valley in Cusco.

Overnight at the hotel in Urubamba.

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4x4
Abancay → Sacred Valley191 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel San Agustin Recoleta

Sacred Valley

day
6
Sacred Valley

After breakfast, full day expedition within the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Visit the Fortress of Ollantaytambo, Pisac market and its surroundings, the town of Chincheros, salt beds and agricultural complex of Maras and Moray.

Return to Urubamba. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel San Agustin Recoleta

Sacred Valley

day
7
Sacred Valley → Machu Picchu → Cusco

After an early breakfast, transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo.

Departure to Aguas Calientes in a panoramic train ride. Arrival and a 30-minute up hill drive by bus to the entrance registration of the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Guided tour through the sacred ruins 2 hours approximately. In the afternoon return by bus to Aguas Calientes train station in order to return to Ollantaytambo, and then transfer to Cusco.

Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

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4x4
Sacred Valley → Ollantaytambo20 km 26min
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Ollantaytambo → Aguas Calientes30 km 1h 30min
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Aguas Calientes → Machu Picchu9 km 10min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel San Agustin Dorado

Cusco

day
8
Cusco

After breakfast, visit to the 4 nearby main ruins, such as: Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

In the afternoon, guided visit to the main cathedral, Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) as well as the main square.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Hotel San Agustin Dorado

Cusco

day
9
Cusco → Puno

After an early breakfast, depart on one of the most beautiful landscape journeys.

Places that may be visited although unfortunately not all can be visited due to lack of time are: Tipon, Pikillacta, Rumicolca, Andahuaylillas, Pukara, the 4 Lagoons, Raqchi, and La Raya.

The highest point on route between Cusco and Puno is La Raya where we recommend a brief stop.

Arrival in Puno. Overnight at the hotel.

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4x4
Cusco → Puno395 km 6h 3min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Jose Antonio Puno

Puno

day
10
Puno → Lake Titicaca → Puno

After breakfast, transfer to the pier in order to board the boat that will take to the Uros floating islands (3800 m), on which the ethnic groups live in them and survive by fishing and selling their handcrafted products.

From there on continue the excursion to the Taquile Island. Return boat ride to mainland and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Jose Antonio Puno

Puno

day
11
Puno → Colca

After breakfast, departure with destination to Chivay, brief visit of Chulpas de Sillustani and the Umayo Lagoon.

We continue the journey passing by the city of Juliaca, as well as the mirador at Lagunillas. We continue our expedition passing by further towns such as Santa Lucia and Imata.

Arrival in Chivay in the afternoon. Visit the thermal baths of the Calera.

Return to Chivay. Overnight at the hotel.

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4x4
Puno → Colca275 km 4h 5min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Colca Lodge

Colca

day
12
Colca → Arequipa

After breakfast, very early in the morning departure to the Condors Cross Mirador from here if the weather conditions allow it you may observe the Condors gliding in the canyon.

Continue to Arequipa, on the way visiting the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma, Yanque and the observation points of Antahuilque and Choquetico.

On route brief stop at Patapampa, this is a observation point at 4850 m.

Arrival in Arequipa, check and overnight.

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Colca → Arequipa160 km 2h 40min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Sonesta Posada del Inca

Arequipa

day
13
Arequipa → Camana → Puerto Inca → Nazca

After breakfast, departure initially on the Andean asphalted road, passing the valley of Majes.

Downhill drive to the city of Camana, here a brief stop for snacks can be made. From Camana onwards to Nazca its a spectacular drive on the ocean side and amidst the Peruvian desserts, one drives by many valleys and towns, until reaching Puerto Inka, Here a brief stop is recommended, where you can eat typical Peruvian seafood.

Continuing our journey to Nazca another brief stop, which we recommend is Sacaco, here you can observe whale fossils dating back to a couple of millions of years. There is at site a small museum with bathrooms available newly built. From here on final destination Nazca.

Arrival in Nazca and check in at the hotel. Overnight.

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4x4
Arequipa → Nazca566 km 8h 10min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hacienda Cantayo Spa & Resort

Nazca

day
14
Nazca → Ica

Wake up early. Flight over the Nazca Lines, return to the hotel for breakfast buffet.

After breakfast, off-road drive on non-asphalted road to visit the archaeological complex of Cahuachi, once to have been a thriving city from where it is said that the Nazca Lines were born. It is also known as largest sand city in American Continent.

After visiting Cahuachi, we continue to drive to the city of Ica.

Check in and overnight.

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4x4
Nazca → Ica143 km 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Hotel Las Dunas

Ica

day
15
Ica → Paracas → Lima

After an early breakfast, departure to Paracas, boat excursion to the Ballestas Island, here you will be able to observe sea lions, penguins, and different bird species, dolphins etc.

After the visit we continue in the 4x4 by visiting the natural reserve of Paracas. After concluding this tour we continue our journey to Lima.

Arrival and check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

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4x4
Ica → Lima311 km 4h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Hotel San Agustin Exclusive

Lima

day
16
Lima

After breakfast, transfer to the Lima airport in order to assist you with your pre-check in to your flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Lima
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Hotel San Agustin Exclusive

Ayacucho
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Ayacucho Hotel Plaza

Andahuaylas
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Hotel de Turistas

Abancay
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Hotel de Turista

Sacred Valley
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Hotel San Agustin Recoleta

Cusco
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Hotel San Agustin Dorado

Puno
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Hotel Jose Antonio Puno

Colca
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Colca Lodge

Arequipa
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Sonesta Posada del Inca

Nazca
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Hacienda Cantayo Spa & Resort

Ica
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Hotel Las Dunas

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
3-4 pax
Triple Sharing
4 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016$5720$4314$3836

Photos

Salinas de Maras, Sacred Valley
Chauchilla Cemetery
Pisac Market
Lima
Paracas-Sea Lion
Cathedral Main Square, Ayacucho
Ayacucho
Santo Domingo Church
Nazca
Abancay Valley
Fortress of Ollantaytambo, Sacred valley
Colca Canyon, Colca
Train Ride, Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Koricancha Temple, Cusco
Pikillacta, Cusco
Lake Titicaca
Colca Canyon, Colca
Santa Catalina Convent, Arequipa
Camana Valley, Arequipa

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