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South Peru Discovery - 15 Days

South Peru Discovery

Peru · Private Tour · 15 Days
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Private Tour
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culture
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landscape

Take in all of southern Peru's jewels: the modern Lima, the colonial Cusco, the sacred Machu Picchu, the quaint Titicaca Lake, the breathtaking Colca Canyon, the enigmatic Nazca lines and the wildlife haven of Paracas Island. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Lima
Day 2 - Lima → Paracas
Day 3 - Paracas → Nazca
Day 4 - Nazca → Arequipa
Day 5 - Arequipa
Day 6 - Arequipa → Colca Canyon
Day 7 - Colca Canyon → Puno
Day 8 - Titicaca Lake
Day 9 - Puno → Cusco
Day 10 - Cusco
Day 11 - Sacred Valley
Day 12 - Machu Picchu
Day 13 - Cusco
Day 14 - Cusco → Lima
Day 15 - Lima

What is included

  • 14 nights accommodation at standard hotels with breakfast
  • Return airport and Bus Station Transfers in Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco
  • Regular bus tickets: Lima – Paracas– Nazca – Arequipa
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursion to Ballestas Island
  • Overflight Nazca Lines
  • Excursion of Colca Valley and Canyon
  • Half-day Uros Island
  • Half-day Sillustani Chullpas
  • Tour bus Puno – Cusco including entrance fee and buffet lunch
  • Half-day city tour Cusco and nearby ruins - Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca-Pucara
  • Full-day Machu Picchu excursion with tourist class train from Ollanta
  • Full-day Sacred Valley excursion to Awanachancha, Pisac market and Ollantaytambo Fortress

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Local flight Cusco - Lima
  • Tips to drivers, guides, waiters, porters, etc
  • Meals not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Lima

Arrival to Lima airport in Peru, reception and transfer to selected hotel. 

Check in and overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
2
Lima → Paracas

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the bus station to board the regular bus to Paracas.

After 4 hours, arrival and transfer to selected hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Lima → Paracas 4h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
3
Paracas → Nazca

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the pier to start the excursion to Ballestas Island by boat, sailing around the island also known as The Little Galaoagos, from the sea you will observe the Candelabro geoglyph.

Then, transfer to the bus station to board the regular bus to Nazca. Arrival and transfer to selected hotel. Overnight.

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Paracas → Nazca 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
4
Nazca → Arequipa

Very early breakfast at hotel. Overflight of the Nazca Lines, you will see from the plane a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca desert. There are many shapes like The Monkey, The Hand, The Sail, The Dog and more.

In the afternoon, transfer to the bus station to board the regular bus to Arequipa. After 9 hours, arrival and transfer to hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Nazca → Arequipa 9h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
5
Arequipa

Breakfast at hotel. Free day for personal activities. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
6
Arequipa → Colca Canyon

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the Colca Canyon.

Along the way, you will visit La Vicuña’s National Reserve at Pampas Cañahuas and Vizcachani. At Pampas de Torra and Patapampa, you will contemplate the wonderful flora and fauna of the region.

Arrival to the town of Chivay. Free afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Colca Canyon → Puno

Breakfast at the hotel. At a pre-arranged hour you will set off for La Cruz Del Condor Mirador where you will admire the incredibly raw beauty of the Colca Canyon and the majestic flight of the Condors soaring high over the canyon.

On the way back to Chivay, you will admire the hanging tombs of Choquetico and Litomaquetas, the Mirador of Terrazas and finally the towns of PincholloMaca and Yanque with their churches and typical squares. Arrival to Chivay.

In the afternoon, transfer to Puno city. Arrival and transfer to selected hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Titicaca Lake

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you will visit the floating islands of Uros, which are inhabited by the ancient Aymara people. These people have kept their traditions and customs generation after generation.

In the afternoon, you will visit Sillustani Chullpas, it is one of the largest archeological areas in the Americas. These are impressive burial monuments standing over 12 meters high that are stone cylinder burial chambers, used by the Aymaras to bury their important leaders. Return to the hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
9
Puno → Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the bus station to board the bus to Cusco. During the ride, which takes about 8 hours, you will visit PucaraLa Raya, where Cusco (Qechua culture) and Puno (Aymara culture) join.

Buffet lunch in Sicauni. Then, visit the archaeological center of Raqchi (Wiracoha's Temple) and the Little Chapel of Andahuaylillas. Arrival and transfer to selected hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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tour bus
Puno → Cusco 8h
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Dinner

day
10
Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning for personal activities. 

In the afternoon, guided tour of the imperial city of Cusco Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun (Koricancha). We will continue with a visit to Kenko (Ceremonial and ritual center where Inca sacrifices were made), Puca Pucara (Inca surveillance post), Tambomachay (Ceremonial Water Worship Center) and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman (where the main Inca festivals, Inti Raymi and Warachicuy, took place).

Return to the hotel and overnight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
11
Sacred Valley

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Departure by bus to Awanacancha, a place where you can appreciate the beauty of the Peruvian Ande with its South American camels and derivatives gotten thanks to the majestic, traditional and modern technique (dyeing, spinning, weaving process) including used materials and live weaving by the people of the Peruvian andes.

Visit the famous indigenous market of Pisac, a delightful place where you can bargain for the goodies with the local street vendors. Then, visit the majestic fortress of Ollantaytambo. Return to Cusco and visit Chincheros village.

Arrival to the hotel and overnight. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
12
Machu Picchu

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to Machu Picchu. Very early transfer to Ollanta train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, arrival and bus to Machu Picchu.

Arrival and excursion to Machu Picchu for 2hours and 30min. The guided tour includes the well-know Intihuatana (Solar Clock), the Watchtower, the Inka's Palace and the Three Windows.

Then, return to Aguas Calientes by bus and board the train to Ollanta station. Arrival and transfer to Cusco. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Cusco → Ollantaytambo 1h
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Ollantaytambo → Aguas Calientes 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
13
Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day por personal activities. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
14
Cusco → Lima

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the regular flight to Lima.

Arrival and transfer to the selected hotel. Afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

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Cusco → Lima 1h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
15
Lima

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Lima airport to board your international flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Lima
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Hotel Britania

Arequipa
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Hotel Casa Andina Jerusalén

Colca
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Hotel Eco Inn Colca

Puno
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Hotel La Hacienda Puno

Cusco
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Hotel Taypikala

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
3 pax
Triple Sharing Basis
1 Jan 2018 - 20 Dec 2018$1932$1769

Photos

Cathedral, Lima
Machu Picchu
Paracas National Park
Lake Titicaca
Nazca Lines
Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa
Colca Canyon
Condor flight, Colca Canyon
Sacsayhuaman, Cusco
Sacred Valley
Pisac Market
Plaza de Armas, Cusco

Map

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