Day 1: Arrival
You will be met at Lima airport and taken to your hotel. Free day at leisure-
Day 2: Lima – Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Nazca
Early in the morning we will collect you from your hotel and take you to the bus station to catch the bus from Lima to Paracas. You will be met at the bus station in Paracas and taken to the port to begin the boat trip to the Ballestas Islands. This group of islands is home to a great number of marine birds like gannets, gulls, cormorants, Humboldt penguins, etc. It is also the habitat of marine animals such as sea lions, dolphins, etc. During the tour you can see the mysterious figure of the Paracas candelabra, a design drawn on the slope of a sand dune.
Afterwards, at around 10.30am, we will visit the Paracas National Reserve, a protected area and a resting place for migratory birds that come from the north and the south. We will visit the Interpretation Centre which has interesting explanations of the biodiversity and the dangers that this zone faces. The Julio C. Tello site museum has a permanent exhibition of artefacts from the Paracas culture that were found in cemeteries in the area.
At Lagunillas beach you can see rock formations, the Otuma salt lake and a viewpoint to see flamingos. Along the way you can feel the presence of the Andean condor which inhabits the hills of the reserve.
After lunch, we take the bus to Nazca. On arrival in Nazca you will be met at the terminal and taken to your chosen hotel.
Day 3: Overflight Nazca Lines
Breakfast. Transfer to Nazca airport. In the waiting room you will be shown a video explaining each of the figures found at this site whilst you wait for your flight. At the indicated time you will fly over the Nazca lines and see the famous figures like the whale, triangles, trapezoids, the astronaut, the monkey, the spider, the hummingbird, the condor, etc.
Lunch. Bus back to Lima and transfer to your hotel.
Day 4: Lima-Cusco city tour
Our representative will be waiting for you at Cusco airport to welcome you and take you to your hotel.
In the afternoon you will visit the city and its principal attractions: the Qorikancha (Sun Temple), Cusco Cathedral, the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqp, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Return to your hotel.
Day 5: Cusco – Machu Picchu
Early in the morning we will collect you from your hotel and take you to the station at Poroy. We will take the train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village) where our representative will help you catch the bus that will take you to the entrance of the citadel of Machu Picchu. Almost a century after its archaeological discovery, thanks to recent studies of archives from the XVI century, there is good evidence to suggest that the citadel of Machu Picchu was like the pyramids of the pharaohs in Egypt or the tomb of emperor Chin Shi Huan in China, a luxurious and well-kept mausoleum for Inca Pachacuteq, founder and first emperor of Tahuantinsuyo.
After the guided tour you will have free time to explore the citadel on your own before then taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes to have lunch. Later we return to Cusco by train and transfer to your hotel.
Day 6: Cusco
Free day at leisure . We recommend visit museums, craft centers, etc.
Day 7: Cusco-Lima city tour
We will pick you up from your hotel to the airport. At your arrival in Lima our representative will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free morning.
In the afternoon we will visit the main attractions of the city of Lima, the Paseo de la Republica, San Martin square, the main square, the Episcopal Palace, the Santo Domingo Convent and the old colonial houses of Lima. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 8: Lima – flight back home
Transfer from your hotel to the airport. Flight home.
- All transport mentioned in the program
- Tours of all places visited, Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Cusco
- Hotel in Lima, Nazca, Machupicchu and Cusco.
- Tourist class train tickets Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco.
- Entrance tickets to all places mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional tour guide for all excursions
Does not included:
- Nazca airport tax
- Personal items
- Flight tickets Lima – Cusco – Lima
- Prices are based on double room
- We offer discounts to groups and travel agencies