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SEASON: MAY – NOVEMBER | DEPARTURE EVERY SUNDAY, TUESDAY OR FRIDAY

DAY 01 .../LIMA

Welcome to Peru. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. | Meals: (-/-/-)

DAY 02 LIMA

In the morning, 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 03 LIMA / JAEN / CHACHAPOYAS

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Jaen. Arrival and transfer to Chachapoyas, located 4 hours from the airport. Arrival and accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 04 EXURSION TO GOCTA FALLS

The tour begins visiting the town of Cocachimba. Then we will have a 03 hours trek through narrow trails to the base of the Gocta Falls. During the trek we will observe the great diversity of flora and fauna. This region offers a beautiful combination of geography and history that makes it a magical place. Time to take pictures and bathe. Hike back to Cocachimba. Return to Chachapoyas. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 05 KUELAP

Departure to Kuelap Fortress. After 45 minutes on the way, we will visit the archaeological complex of Macro located on a hillside. We will continue the way for 2 more hours to reach the cable car-station in Tingo, passing through several villages like Nuevo Tingo, Choctamal, Longuita and Maria. We will take the cable-car to La Malca and after a short walk we will reach Kuelap Fortress, located above 3000 m.a.s.l. Guided tour of the archaeological site, visit Pueblo Alto and Pueblo Bajo sections, ceremonial places, fortress keep, main temple, circular houses, etc. Return via cable-car to Tingo. Return to Chachapoyas. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 06 KARAJIA / CHICLAYO

Start the journey to the province of Luya-Lamud, continue with a visit to the villages of Cocheran and Cruz Pata. From this point we will walk for 20 minutes to the funerary site of Karajia, famous for its unique vertical sarcophagi located high above a river gorge. This burial site was constructed by the Chachapoyas culture. Return to the city. Transfer at night to the terminal to take the bus to Chiclayo. Night on board | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 07 CHICLAYO

Arrival and transfer to hotel. In the morning visit to Royal Tombs Museum of Sipan. This museum was designed in the shape of a pre-Hispanic truncated pyramid. There are 10 exhibition halls that display the treasures of the Lord of Sipan, a large collection of gold, silver and copper artifacts (necklaces, nose rings, earmuffs and others) as well as pottery. Return to Chiclayo. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 08 CHICLAYO / TRUJILLO

In the morning, transfer to the terminal to take the bus to Trujillo, after 3:30 hours, arrival and transfer to the hotel. We will start of the tour on the western area of the city where the archaeological complex of Chan Chan is located, there we will visit the Temple of the Rainbow or Huaca El Dragón, Tshudi Palace, one of the nine best preserved citadels, the walls are decorated with friezes in high relief, we will visit ceremonial plazas, shrines, reservoirs, granaries, shrines, funeral platforms. Then we will visit the traditional fishing cove of Huanchaco port where we will be able to see Caballitos de Totora (traditional reed watercraft used in the area since Mochica times). Return to the hotel. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 09 TRUJILLO

In the morning we start the tour visiting the Moche Valley: Huaca del Sol (Temple of the Sun), built with more than 100 million adobes and that currently has a height of 45m, and Huaca de La Luna (Temple of the Moon), beautiful temple that consists of 6 buildings superimposed one on top of the other. Between both of them, the Moche city, probably buried by the effects of a great El Niño phenomenon. We will also visit the Huacas de Moche Museum. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/-/-)

DAY 10 TRUJILLO / CUSCO


(DEPARTURE EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY OR SUNDAY)

In the morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cusco. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. 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 11 CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

In the morning, transfer to the train station of Poroy station 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 12 CUSCO / PUNO

Transfer to the Terminal to take the bus to Puno. The trip takes about 10 hours, visiting first 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. 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. Lunch at Sicuani. 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. Finally we will find the Alcra Pukara Museum, located 100 km north of Puno, we can find a ceremonial center consisting of terraces. Arrival to Puno at 17:00 Hours. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. | Meals: (B/L/-)

DAY 13 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 14 PUNO / JULIACA / ...

Transfer to the airport of Juliaca to take the flight to Lima and connections. | Meals: (B/-/-)


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).
• Local english speaking guide.
• Bus ticket Chachapoyas/Chiclayo/Trujillo with regular bus.
• Bus ticket Cusco/Puno – Tourist service.
• 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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