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Peru – Tailored 12D/11N

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  • 12 days and 11 nights
  • Max people: 10
  • Min age: 5+
  • Lima, Peru
  • Lima, Paracas, The Nazca Lines, Ballestas aislands, Huacachina, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray, Rainbow Mountain, Aguas Claientes, Machu Picchu
  • Sheduled departures

Tailored tours to Nazca lines, Rainbow Mountain , Machupicchu, Conde travel program will lead you through a historical adventure. First off is Lima, considered as the gastronomic capital of Peru as well as having some of the most important museums in Peru.

Then you will find yourself flying over the intriguing Nazca Lines, amazing shapes carved into the desert century ago which can only be seen from the air.You will then find yourself cruising the Ballestas islands which are teeming with sea lions, penguins, dolphins and birds.

After the Islands you will fly to the heart of the Incan Empire in the Andes, Cusco. Here, you will tour privately through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to explore the unique textile museum Awanacancha. You will also experience Pisac, with its charming Indian market and Inca buildings around the top of the Mountains. The mystical and breathtaking Incan ruins of Ollantaytambo will also be visited, after which you will be lead to the Maras and Moray Salt mines where you will also have an exquisite lunch in the midst wonderful mountainous landscapes.

Machu Picchu is an inevitable and crucial destination for everyone who wishes to understand the mystery of the Andean Culture.Finally, the grand imperial city of Cusco, Inca palaces and Colonial churches blended into a unique experience.

Price Includes

  • Private transfers to and from Airport / Hotel / Airport.
  • 9 nights lodging at the hotels mentioned in the program, including breakfast.
  • Private tours in private transportation as mentioned in the program.
  • Round-trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu (2 days).
  • All entrance tickets to all the attractions mentioned in the program.
  • Fist aid kit.
  • Round-trip VISTADOME train ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Domestic flights.

Price Excludes

  • Dinner

We suggest bringing

  • Walking shoes.
  • Water canting.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunblock.
  • Cash in small bill form.
  • A backpack.

Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.

Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.

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Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival In Lima - City Tour

Upon arrival in Lima, we will transfer you from the airport to your hotel. At 12.30 p.m. we will pick you up for a city tour with a duration of four hours approx. We will start the tour visiting the Plaza San Martin and the Jiron de la Union, which is a fascinating boulevard that leads to the Plaza de Armas, the main square.

Next is the Monastery of San Francisco, a World Heritage Site. This monastery is known for its Spanish Baroque architecture. Lima’s first cemetery, the Catacombs, is hidden beneath these floors of the monastery. Our driver will take you to your hotel where you will have the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2:Lima - Paracas - Islas Balletas - Nazca

Today, after breakfast at your hotel, we will start our trip to Paracas at 3:30 am. Upon arrival we will transfer you to the Paracas Bay to take the boat tour to the Ballestas Islands, three small islands full of wildlife just a few minutes from the coast. On the trip to the islands, we will be able to see the “Candelabro”, a giant candelabra-shaped hieroglyph.

When we arrive at the Ballestas Islands, we will stay on the boat while observing the frenzy of amazing animals that include noisy but playful seals and sea lions, as well as an abundance of seabirds, including Humboldt penguins, pelicans, waders, Inca terns, Peruvian boobies, Peruvian boobies, and sea lions. Peruvian boobies, red-footed cormorants and guanays.

After our tour of the islands, we will have lunch and head to Nazca where we will spend the night.

Day 3:Flight to the Nazca Lines - Huacachina - Arequipa

After breakfast, we will head to the airport, where we will take a 30 minute flight over the incredible Nazca Lines. During this flight over the Nazca Lines, we will be able to see the most fascinating figures such as: monkey, hummingbird, tree, parrot, astronaut, dog, condor and others.

After the flight, we will drive from Nazca to Ica where we will visit the beautiful Huacachina Oasis. A magical view in the middle of the desert. After lunch, you will enjoy this incredible blue-green oasis lined with palm trees, surrounded by sand dunes. In these dunes you can book an unforgettable sand buggy ride and sandboarding adventure.
After enjoying the visit we will drive back to Arequipa.

Day 4:Colca Canyon in Arequipa

At 02: 30 / 3.00 a.m. we leave Arequipa driving for 3 and a half hours to Chivay; the capital of the Colca Canyon heading northwest behind snow covered Chachani. Breakfast.
Then we continue driving for 2 more hours to the most visited point “Cruz Del Condor”, here we will be able to observe the depths and beauty of the deepest canyon in the world.

Also here you will enjoy the imposing beauty of nature and observe the emblem of the Colca, the Condor. The area presents beautiful typical villages, such as Yanque & Maca (where we have stops), colonial churches, gentle people with typical embroidered dresses, hundreds of pre-Inca terraces still in use with Andean crops such as corn, quinoa, kiwicha among others.

Before lunch there is the option to go to the hot springs of La Calera of 39°C.
After lunch we return to Arequipa; on the way we stop at: the highest pass the viewpoint of the volcanoes and snow capped mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m – 15,000 ft) we also see vicuñas, alpacas and wild llamas in the national reserve Pampa Cañahuas.

We can also observe exotic birds such as: flamingos, ducks, ibis, hawks, eagles, and many others. 17:30 hrs. approx. back to Arequipa. End of service.

Day 5: Lake Titicaca in Puno

At 6:45 am we pick you up from your hotel to take you to the port and by motorboat we travel to one of the Uros islands where you can observe the life of the people who live on floating reed islands, some only 20 meters in length.

After a beautiful 2 hour boat ride we arrive at Taquile Island, where we will tour the ruins and visit the friendly people of the island, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings. Afterwards we will have some free time for lunch.

In the evening we will travel to Cusco by bus.

Day 6:7 Colors Mountain Tour

We will pick you up from your hotel around 4:30 am – 5:30 am and head south through the town of Urcos to the district of Checacupe (2 hours by bus) and then follow the road to Pitumarca where we will have breakfast.

Then we continue along the road through hamlets until we reach the community of Hanchipata – Quesiuno (1 hour and 20 minutes by bus), the ideal starting point for the trek.

We will see incredible mountains like Ausangate, beautiful blue lagoons and many other natural sites.
The hike to Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) will take approximately 40 minutes.

At this peak we will savor the view for about an hour taking pictures of the beautiful scenery before descending the trail and returning to our bus.
We will return to Pitumarca for lunch and then head back to Cusco.

Day 7:City tour in cusco

We will pick you up at your hotel at 1:40 pm and visit the city and nearby archaeological sites. The first place to visit is Qoricancha (temple of the sun). This is one of the best examples of ancient architecture, an Inca temple. Then we head to the Convent of Santo Domingo. Continuing to the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, one of the magnificent buildings of Inca megalithic architectural style that only the gods could allow the construction to achieve such perfection of art.

Next Q’enqo, also filled with many mystifying sacred carvings, only to be understood by the ancient Andeans. Then we visit the walls of Puca Pucara, with unique designs that show the authority and control of this once possessed site. Finally, Tambomachay, the temple dedicated to water, exposes its crystalline water fountains giving us a majestic farewell to return to the city of Cusco.

Note: It is possible to start the tour with the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas. Pick up is at 13:10 pm and the entrance fee is 25.00 soles. Let us know in advance if you wish to include this in your tour.

Day 8:Sacred Valley Vip Tour

An amazing tour awaits us today. We will start our VIP excursion through the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Chinchero, where we will join a traditional weaving workshop. This village is mainly comprised of mud brick (adobe) houses and the locals still go about their businesses in traditional dress. The walls and roofs of this town are covered in beautiful floral and religious designs. We will be part of the most remarkable textile hand making shows and see great presentations made by locals. We continue with a guided tour to the non-traditional Moray circuit, a unique archaeological group that is one of a kind. The gigantic circular depressions in the ground surface, with their respective irrigation canals were believed to be an agriculture investigation centre of the Inca’s. Then we drive to the salt mines located 7 km from Moray, pass through a typical Spanish village called Maras. To the northwest of the town of Maras, we will find around 2000 small wells that local people still use today to provide themselves with salt. Then we go to the next stop, Urubamba, where we will enjoy a great lunch. Afterwards we continue to Ollantaytambo where you’ll have the rest of the night at your leisure and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 9:Inca Trail - Ollantaytambo - Chachabamba - Wiñayhuayna - Aguas Calientes

Early in the morning after breakfast we will transfer you from your hotel to the train station. We will take the train around 6:10 am, so be sure to be there at least 30 minutes in advance. The train ride will take approximately 1.5 hours until we reach kilometer 104 where we start our hike. The guide will direct you on foot to the ruins of Chachabamba where the tour will begin.

From there the journey will continue and we will pass by a small and refreshing waterfall on the way to the ruins of Winay Wayna where the impressive platforms will demonstrate the skill of Andean engineering.

After lunch we will continue the hike to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) from where we will have the first view of Machu Picchu as well as a beautiful panoramic view of the village on the hill. From here we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night,

Day 10:Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

At 5:30 am after breakfast, we start the hike to Machu Picchu where we will have a guided tour of the different sectors of the archaeological complex, including the Intihuatana or sundial, used by the ancient Peruvian settlers. Afterwards, you will have some free time to explore the sites on your own. To climb the Huayna Picchu mountain (optional),

At a certain time we take the bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and board the 6:00 pm train, it is also possible to book a train earlier, back to Ollantaytambo and then go by bus to Cusco.

Day 11: Visit to Humantay Lake - Salkantay snow

After we pick you up at your accommodation, we will start our adventure to the Humantay Lagoon with a 3:30 hours trip by transport to Soraypampa (3850 m.a.s.l.).

In Mollepata we will have a delicious breakfast to start the day off right, then we head towards Soraypampa to start our trek to the Humantay Lagoon (4200 m.a.s.l.) with beautiful views and if the sky is clear enough, we can see the impressive Salkantay and Humantay snow-capped peaks.

It is a 2 hour hike to the lagoon with a low to moderate difficulty, and it is worth it when the time. It is also possible to rent a horse. We will have enough time to take pictures, take an offering to the Apus.
After some free time, we will begin our descent to Soraypampa of approximately 2 hours, which is much easier than going up. In Mollepata lunch will be waiting for us and after a rest we will return to Cusco where we will arrive at 6 p.m. approximately.

Day 12:Fin del Tour

Hoy concluye nuestro recorrido. Después del desayuno, lo trasladaremos de regreso al aeropuerto de cusco donde tomara el vuelo de Cusco a Lima.

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FAQ

What is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.

It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.

How to get to Machu Picchu from Lima?

To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.

When to go to Machu Picchu?

It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.

How much luggage can I take on the train?

On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).

Can Machu Picchu be visited by people of any age?

Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.

From what time can I enter Machu Picchu?

Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What to see in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:

• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.