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DAY 01 .../LIMA

Welcome to Peru. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, tour of the Peruvian capital city, visit downtown Lima (Panoramic view of the Main Square, Government Palace and City Hall, entrance included to the Cathedral of Lima, Church of San Francisco and its catacombs. The tour continues to the modern districts (San Isidro and Miraflores) where we will visit the main parks of Miraflores and the famous Malecon (park facing the Pacific Ocean), the tour ends in Larcomar, shopping center in the cliff looking at the ocean. The tour includes all transfers, tickets and guide. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 02 LIMA / AREQUIPA

In the morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Arequipa. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, the City Tour starts visiting the Colonial district of San Lazaro where Arequipa City was founded: The Main square is surrounded by some of the most important examples of beautiful colonial architecture: the City Hall with its sillar arches, the Cathedral, the Church of the Company of Jesus, founded in the XVII century by the Jesuits with its magnificent cloister, the Church of San Francisco from the XVI century with its beautiful plaza. Then continue the visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina, the most important and impressive religious monument of Peru, founded in 1579. We will then visit to the Colonial District of Yanahuara, famous for its churches built in Andalusian style and its watch site, visit to the District of Carmen Alto with its beautiful landscape of andenes (agricultural terraces); finally visit the residential area of Selva Alegre. Return to the hotel. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 03 AREQUIPA / COLCA CANYON

Departure at 08:30 hrs. On the way, we will pass through the town of Yura, Pampa de Arrieros, Pampa Cañahuas and the National Reserve of Vicunas of Aguada Blanca, Vizcachani, the wetlands of Tojra, here we can find a variety of migratory birds throughout the year. We continue our journey through Chuccura and Patapampa, visiting the Mirador de los Volcanes (Volcanoes viewpoint). Approximately at 13: 30hrs, arrival in Chivay. Free time for lunch and a short break. Visit the Town and market of Chivay. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/L/-)

DAY 04 COLCA CANYON / PUNO

Departure approximately at 06: 15 to visit to the Cruz del Condor, where we will appreciate the depth of the canyon which is deeper than the Colorado Canyon. Also, here we will appreciate the flight of the majestic condor in its natural habitat. Return visit to the towns of Macca and Yanque and their Colonial churches. El Mirador de Antahuilque will also be visited. Arrival in Chivay and departure to Puno at the appropriate time. On the way we will appreciate a beautiful high Andean landscape, with regional fauna and flora. Also, we will be able to observe several rock formations that resemble a stone forest. We will pass through the villages of Pillones, Imata, Crucero Alto (highest point 4538 masl). Continue to the beautiful area of Lagunillas with its impressive natural lagoon, town of Santa Lucia, Cabanillas, Juliaca, until arrive to Puno. The bus trip takes approx. 06 hours. Arrival at the hotel. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 05 PUNO

In the morning, transfer to the main port of Puno to start the fast boat trip and navigate across the Titicaca Lake. Out first stop will be Taquile Island, where we can appreciate the customs of the local population and the beautiful landscapes in the major lake, then we will stop at Luquina Chico to enjoy the lunch buffet and appreciate a typical community. In the afternoon on the way back to Puno we will stop over the floating islands of the Uros, made of reed or lacustrine cane. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/L/-)

DAY 06 PUNO / CUSCO

Transfer to the Terminal to take the bus to Cusco. The trip takes about 10 hours, visiting: Alcra Pukara Museum, located 100 km north of Puno, we can find a ceremonial center consisting of terraces. The tour continues to La Raya, is the highest part of the route and it is possible to see beautiful snowy landscapes and fauna of the place. It is also the geographical encounter of two cultures, the Quechuas and the Aymaras. Lunch in Sicuani and time to rest. The tour continues to Raqchi, an archaeological site built in worship of Wiracocha. Magnificent work of architecture in stone and clay, one of the icons of the route. Finally, we arrive at the Church of Andahuaylillas, 40 km south of Cusco, its church, jewel of Baroque mestizo architecture is developed in Cusco, known as the Sistine Chapel of America for having its nave decorated and framed in gold leaf. Arrival in Cusco around 17:00 Hours. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/L/-)

DAY 07 CUSCO

Free morning in the Inca’s capital. In the afternoon the City Tour starts visiting the Korikancha Temple with the Church of Santo Domingo. Visit of the Plaza de Armas and entrance to the Cathedral of Cusco. The tour includes a visit to the 4 surrounding ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. The tour includes the entrance fee and the guide. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 08 CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY

Day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the ruins of Pisac and the picturesque market town of the same name known by its handycrafts by stone and wool. The tour continues to the different towns of the valley to Urubamba. Lunch Buffet in a local restaurant. Visit of the Fortress of Ollantaytambo with its terraces and spectacular view of the Valley. Return to your hotel. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/L/-)

DAY 09 SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

In the morning, transfer to the train station of Ollantaytambo to take the Expedition service to Aguas Calientes. Arrival and bus up to the citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world. Guided excursion through religious, civil and military areas. Return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cusco (via Poroy station). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 10 CUSCO / PUERTO MALDONADO

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to the city of Puerto Maldonado, upon arrival to the Capital of Biodiversity of Peru, reception and transfer to out office in the city. On the way we will start our program with a bus tour of the city. After, we will go to the river port to embark on a motorized boat, and sail down the Rio Madre de Dios. During the trip, we immerse ourselves in a fascinating natural environment, with luck we see Ronsocos, Caimans, Turtles, Herons, Cormorants and other animal species. In our hostel, we received with a delicious nectar of tropical Amazonian fruits, and drove to your comfortable room (bungalow). A succulent lunch will await you in our cozy rustic design dining room. Satisfied your palate, will be led by our specialized guide through an interpretive trail conveniently pointed towards Cocha Cayman, a small lagoon with an abundant presence of specimens of Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger) and White Caiman (Caiman crocodilus). At the end of the afternoon, you will witness the spectacular sunset in the Amazon, an experience full of color in amazing ranges and intensities. When you return to the hostel, a delicious dinner awaits you, and you will have free time to share unforgettable moments in our bar, equipped with an excellent board games room and provided with all the drinks you can imagine. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/L/D)

DAY 11 PUERTO MALDONADO

The magic begins with the songs of birds of the amazonian paradise, when waking up with the song of the howling monkey (Alouatta seniculus). A hearty breakfast will provide you with the energy needed for a morning full of new experiences. In the afternoon, accompanied by our specialized guide, we will visit the Island of the Monkeys; a unique place in the heart of the Madre de Dios River, five minutes away from the lodge. During the trek, we will observe extraordinary landscapes, with an exuberant flora, sheltering a variety of species of monkeys in their natural habitat, such as Maquisapa, Capuchino, Leoncillo, Fraile and with luck other animal species, such as the Coati and Sloth Bears as well as a great variety of birds. Finally, we will complete our visit to the island, enjoying the sunset, with the most impressive sunset in the jungle. Then, we will return to the lodge and conclude the day with a nice dinner. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/L/D)

DAY 12 PUERTO MALDONADO / ...

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima and connections. | Meals: (B/L/D)


SPECIFICATIONS

The program includes:
• Transfers of entry and exit in each city (Private service).
• Accommodation at the chosen hotel + breakfast.
• Excursions mentioned in shared regular service (seat in coach).
• Bus Ticket Puno/Cusco.
• Local english speaking guide.
• Personalized assistance.
• Meals according to the program.

The program do not includes:
• Domestic and international air tickets.
• Accompanying guide from Lima throughout the tour.
• What is not specified in the program.
• Travel insurance.
• Personal expenses (tips, phone calls, etc.)


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