The following program stands like an extensive example. It can be modified or reduced, customizing it to fit to the traveler demands.
1st day / Lima
Reception at the Airport and transfer to the Hotel. The itinerary of today can change, according to your arrival time to Lima. We will have an introductory exposition about the long travel experience that awaits us, by the professional guide who will accompany us throughout the tour.
2nd day / Lima - Paracas
We will visit the catacombs of San Francisco, the historic center of Lima and the Larco Herrera Museum, which contains a rich collection of pre-Inca objects. Then we travel to Paracas, where we will spend the night.
3rd day / Ballestas Islands - Huacachina - Nazca
In the morning we will have a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands. Then we moved to Ica, to have lunch with a tasty "pachamanca" and visit a tipical “bodega” (production of Pisco). We will recognize the oasis of Huacachina, being able to take a ride in "dune buggy", in the desert of Chillca. Trip to Nazca, where we will stay; in the course, sighting of the lines of Palpa.
4th day / Nazca - Camaná
In the morning, we will fly over the enigmatic Nazca lines.
Visit to the aqueducts of Cantallo and Chauchilla and the ceremonial center of Cahuachi.
Traveling to Camaná, where we will spend the night, stops will be made to take pictures of the spectacular landscape of the Peruvian coast (possibility to see dolphins and whales). Lunch in a fishermen village. Overnight in Camaná.
5th day / Camaná - Arequipa
Transfer to Corire to visit the petroglyphs of Toro Muerto. Today we will have lunch with shrimps of river. Continue to Arequipa, overnight at Hotel.
6th day / Arequipa
City tour of Arequipa. Visit to the Andean Sanctuary Museum (where the famous Juanita mummy is conserved, which deserved a special edition of National Geographic); Cathedral; viewpoints towards the snowy Chachani, Pichupichu and the Volcano El Misti (still in activity); visit to the neighborhood and viewpoint of Yanahuara.
In the afternoon, we will visit the monastery of Santa Catalina and the convent of La Compañía; Overnight at Hotel.
7th day / Arequipa - Colca Canyon
Transfer to Chivay, in the Colca Valley; we will visit the natural park of Aguada Salinas Blanca, where alpacas, llamas and vicuñas are kept.
After having lunch in Chivay, we head to the Hotel. In the afternoon you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the "Las Calderas" hot springs of Colca. Overnight.
8th day / Colca Valley - Puno
Very early (05.30 a.m.) transfer to the Cross of the Condor, observatory of the majestic Andean Condors. During the trip you will know the villages of the Colca Valley and their customs. Transfer to Puno and accommodation in hotel.
9th day / Puno - Sillustani Necropolis - Uros Islands
Visit to the Necropolis of Sillustani, sacred place of the cultures Qolla and Inka. Returning to Puno we will be able to visit a local family of farmers, knowing their lifestyle, their culture and their typical craftsmanship.
For the afternoon we will have two options:
1) Visit to Puente Bello, a magical place, with sulphurous waters and caves;
2) Visit to the floating islands of the Uros. The islands are built with the "totora", an autochthonous plant of the lake, used by the inhabitants since ancestral times.
Overnight in Puno.
10th day / Puno - Lake Titicaca
Today, on the border of Lake Titicaca and in front of the snowy mountains of the Bolivian mountain range, we will know something of the Aymara culture. We will visit the town of Chucuito, the Temple of Fertility, Pomata with its unique Church, White Chimbo Beach. Typical lunch in Yunguyo (Aymara capital), prepared by the Aymara peasants (trout, pejerrey, carachi, chuño, fried cheese, salads and "mate de muña"). After lunch, transfer to Punta Hermosa in the lagoon of Waiñaymarca. We will practice a bit of Vivencial Tourism, taking a boat trip to the island of Anapia, where we will diner and spend the night as guests of local people.
11th day / Lake Titicaca - Puno
Visit to the island of Anapia and the island of Yuspique; visit to the pre Inka ruins of Tiwanaqu culture. Lunch with a typical "huatia" and return to Punta Hermosa. Transfer to Puno, overnight at Hotel.
12th day / Puno - Cusco
On route to Cusco we will visit the Lyctic Museum of Pucara; Paso de La Raya (Nevado Chimboya); Raqchi (Archaeological complex); the Church of Andahuaylillas, nicknamed the "Sistine chapel" Andean. Lunch in Sicuani.
Overnight in Cusco.
13th day / Cusco - Ollantaytambo
After breakfast, we board the bus to Ollantaytambo, which we will visit.
Ollantaytambo village seems it has remained to the time of the Incas, cause its inhabitants continue living in the palaces and residences of the time.
After a visit to the Archaeological Group of Ollantaytambo, we will transfer by train to Machu Picchu village, where we will spend the night. Possibility to take a bath in the hot springs.
14th day / Machu Picchu
Early in the morning we will aboard the tourist bus that leads to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, that we will recognize with a guided tour. Transfer to Aguas Calientes station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Private transportation to Cusco, overnight.
15th day / Cusco city tour and visit of the 4 ruins by horse
In the morning, we will visit Qenqo and then, on horseback, we will travel to Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, to finish in the Saqsayhuamán Park. As an alternative to horseback riding, these visits can be done in private mobility. Return to the city of Cusco. In the afternoon, visit of the city (Church of the Merced, Qorikancha, Main streets, Stone of the 12 corners, typical neighborhood of San Blas, tasting of the "chicha" (inca's beer, based on fermented corn).
16th day: Cusco - Lima
In the morning, we will take a walk through the colorful handcrafted markets of Cusco. At the coordinated time, transfer to the Cusco airport to return to Lima and take the international connection to your final destination.
Profesional guide (English – Spanish) throughout the tour; Private bus throughout the tour; Entrance tickets to all sites included in the itinerary; Tren Vistadome Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu village – Ollantaytambo; 14 nights in Hotel, including breakfast; all lunches througout the tour; only 1 dinner, at Anapia island*; Flight Cusco - Lima; Saddled horse with helmet; boat at the island; Tourist bus Machu Picchu village – Sanctuary - Machu Picchu village.
* In all site we’ll visit, the guide will suggest you the best restaurants for enjoing the tipycal peruvian food
SELECTED HOTELS TO CHOOSE FOR YOUR TOUR
*** Gran Hotel Bolivar, Hotel Maury, Hotel San Martin, San Agustin Riviera e Colonial, Casa Andina Classic, Hotel Runcu, Hotel Ferre’, Hotel Mariel, Hotel Faraona, El Tambo I e II, La Paz Apart Hotel;
**** Hotel Sheraton, Casa andina PrivateCollection, Casa Andina Select, Hotel Jose Antonio, San Agustin Exclusive, Hotel Picoaga Costa del Sol, Hotel La Hacienda, Hotel del Pilar;
***** Miraflores Park Hotel, Hotel Libertador, Hotel Marriott, Los Portalkes Country Club.
*** Villa Manuelita, El Mirador Hotel, Hotel El Emancipador, Hotel Los Flamencos, Hotel San Agustín, El Hucachinero, Hosteleria Suiza;
**** El Cóndor Club, Hotel La Hacienda, Las Dunas Resort;
***** Hotel Libertador a Luxury Collection Resort;
*** Casa Andina Classic, Hotel Don agucho;
**** Hotel Majoro
*** Hotel Turista, Hotel Campestre Las Cabañas, Hostal Punta Arena.
*** Casa Andina Classic, Hotel La Gruta, Hotel San Agustín Posada Monasterio;
**** Casa Andina PrivateCollection, Casona Plaza Hotel;
***** Hotel Libertador.
Valle del Colca:
*** Casa Andina Classic, Hotel Colca llaqta;
**** Hotel El Refugio, Colca Lodge, Hotel Eco Inn;
***** Aranwa Boutique, Casitas del Colca.
*** Casa Andina Classic, Hotel Munay Tambo, Casona Plaza Hotel Centro, Hotel Camino Real, Hotel Sol Paza, Hotel MosoqInn;
**** Casona Plaza Hotel, Casa Andina PrivateCollection, Hotel Eco Inn, Hotel José Antonio;
***** Hotel Libertador Lago Titikaka.
*** Casa Andina Classic, Hotel Ruinas, Hotel Amerindia, Hotel Los Andes de America, Hotel Royal Inca I y II, Hotel San Agsutin Internacional, Hotel El arqueologo, Hotel Sueños del Inka, Hotel Los Portales, Hotel MunayWasi, Hotel Inti Wasi, Hotel Kenamari;
**** Casa Andina PrivateCollection, Hotel Eco Inn, Hotel Jose Antonio, Hotel Novotel, Hotel Picoaga Costa Del Sol, Hotel San Agustin Dorado, Hotel San Agustin Plaza, Sonesta Posada Del Inka, Hotel Terra Andina, AndeanWings Boutique.
***** Palacio Del InkaLuxuryCollection, Hotel Monasterio, Palacio Nazarenas, Inkaterra La Casona, Hotel Marriott, Casa Cartagen Boutique, Aranwa Boutique.
*** Hotel Royal Inca, Hotel san Agustin Urubamba & Spa, Hotel Sol Peru’ Ollantaytambo;
**** Casa Andina PrivateCollection, Hotel SanAgustin Monasterio Recoletta,
***** Tambo Del Inka, a Luxurycollection Resort & Spa, Hotel Rio Sagrado Resort & Spa, Hotel Sol Y luna Resort & Spa, Hotel Aranwa Resort &Spa.
Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes):
*** Casa Andina Classic, Hotel IntiWiñaywayna, Hotel Hanaqpacha Inn, Hotel Incanto Boutique, Hotel Inka Town, Hotel IntiPunku, Hotel Santuario, Hotel Gringo Bill;
**** Hotel El Mapi, Hotel Inti Inn, Hotel Hatuchay, Hotel La cabaña superior,
***** Santuary Lodge, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Hotel Sumaq.