Lima, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Nazca, Arequipa, Puno, Cusco, Machupicchu 22 days tour

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WHAT THE PACKAGE INCLUDES PER PERSON:

Description of the tour 22 days and 21 nights: Lima Chiclayo, Lord of Sipan Trujillo Chan Chan, Islas Ballestas & Paracas Nazca Lines Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Titicaca Lake, Cusco Machupicchu, Sacred Valley, Maras Moray 2 days, Lima

First day:

"Welcome to Lima -Flight to Chiclayo, Welcome to Chiclayo.Chiclayo Main Square

You should be in Lima's airport at least two hours before the time of the flight to Chiclayo, should approach to the counter of the airline there you can check your tickets by displaying your Id's and take one-hour flight and twenty-five minutes to the city of Chiclayo, where we will welcome you and drive you to the hotel.

Second Day:

"Tour of Chiclayo."

Breakfast at the hotel.

TUCUMAN ,departure to visit the archaeological site, famous for its pyramids and terraces surrounding the mountain on a radial Magic, traditionally known as Purgatory or Raya. You can see 24 to 26 pyramids that cover an area of 49 km2, Señor de Sipan Chiclayo . The greatest achievement of this culture was developed in fisheries, trade and agricultural activities.

Later we will move to Lambayeque to visit the new and modern Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum has 10 exhibition halls in all the way, where you can appreciate the treasures of the Lord of Sipan and large collection of gold objects, silver and copper, and the treasures of the Lord of Sipan.

Then appreciate the Church of St. Peter, the longest balcony in Peru (La Casa de La Loggia), visit the Main Square, then pass by the bakery in that city and eventually spending the night at the hotel.

Third day:

Señor de Sipan Chiclayo

"Huaca Rajada tour and the Lord of Sipan." Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we go to the archaeological site of Huaca Rajada 33 km east of Chiclayo and 2 kms from the village of Sipan, where they found the intact tomb of an elite character, so it's called THE LORD OF SIPAN (Moche 200 to 700 AD) the magnificence of its ornaments and the high degree of technological development makes goldsmith at work that is considered as the most important archeological discovery of the century.

Visit the museum and excavation site exploration. Overnight at the hotel.

Fourth day:

Trujillo Main Square

"Tour of Trujillo." After breakfast at the hotel our staff will transfer you to bus terminal, to take the bus from Chiclayo to Trujillo.

Fifth day:

Tour to Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon " Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will make a tour of the Moche Valley, visiting the Countryside Moche, where there are traditional ways of cultivating the land and the typical clothing of the villagers. On this countryside lies the Sun Temple and the Temple of the Moon, wich walls are decorated with beautiful arabesques in high relief with motifs from Mochica Mitology. Overnight at the hotel.

Sixth day:

Free Lunch at El Sombrero Restaurant (Typical show dance " Marinera ")

Marinera Norteña Trujillo

Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning and afternoon, we recommend you to visit the craft fair and footwear Trujillo.

This day at a time agreed with our staff, we will pass by the hotel to pick you up to go to a tourist restaurant "El Sombrero", where you can enjoy a delicious lunch with typical dishes of the city of Trujillo with a live dance show"La Marinera".(Night at the hotel.)

Seventh day:

Tour to Chan Chan. "(Breakfast at the hotel.)

We will visit the Chan Chan archaeological complex, visiting the temple Huaca Arco Iris, or the Dragon, the Tschudi Palace, one of the nine

Chan Chan Ruins Trujillo

best-preserved towns, its walls are decorated with friezes in high relief, we will seat their ceremonial worship, reservoirs , granaries, temples or hearings, funerary platform, ending the visit to the cove of fishermen of Huanchaco, a traditional fishing port where you can see the totora horses (ancient craft Mochicas).

In the afternoon, we wil drive you from the hotel to the airport to flight back to Lima, in Lima our staff will be waiting at the airport and drive you to hotel for rest.

Eighth day:

Tour to the "Islas Ballestas and Paracas Reserve." Early in the Morning we pick you up from your Hotel in Lima and take you to the Bus

Ballestas Island

Terminal to start with tthe trip on Bus to Paracas, we will go to the port of Paracas, where the tour start to the Ballestas Islands passing through "The Candle" a huge picture on the side of a hill. Arriving at the Ballestas Islands, we will visit the different islands for two hours, watching the different species of sea lions, seals, penguins and birds. After arriving at the port we will make the tour to the Paracas reserve.

In the afternoon we will go to bus terminal in the city of Paracas to take the bus to Nazca the trip usually lasts 3 hours, and our staff in Nazca will be waiting to drive you to your hotel. (Photo: Islas Ballestas Paracas).

Ninth day:

Nazca Lines

"On the flight to Nazca Lines. " At the designated time, our staff will pick you up from your hotel and afterwards you will be transferred to the local airport of Nazca, located just 4 kilometers away from downtown. Upon your arrival at the airport, our staff will show you a video film about The Nazca Lines. This interesting documentary lasts about 40 minutes and involves serious information about the Nazca Culture, as well as the figures you will see from the air. For this aerial tour, you will board a small Cessna single-engine aircraft (Station air, Skyhawk or Skyline type), which has spacious room for 5 people, each person with a window seat. After the video, our English speaking pilot will proceed to give you a briefing about this air tour and also will give each participant a map of the archaeological zone, which shows all the figures you will see from the air. After some basic information about the Lines and safety instructions, you will board the airplane and will take off. In a matter of just 2 minutes you will be flying over the Nazca Lines zone, and the first figure you will see from the air it will be the whale. This beautiful marine deity is located on the eastern part of the archaeological complex, and was drawn over a big rectangular figure (see Nazca Lines map). As soon as we get close to the whale our pilot will let you know and then will fly in circles over it. The next figure you will see is a triangle, which appears over a small hill featuring 3 points. On the other side you will also see the famous trapezoids that, according to Erick von Daniken were ancient runways for visitors from another planet. These trapezoids are about 2 kilometers long and their perfection is stunning. Some kilometers further west we will find one of the strangest creatures on the Nazca desert The Astronaut. Unlike the other drawings, the astronaut was etched on the slope of a small hill, and not on the desert surface. His body is facing to the south and according to Maria Reiche it does not represent an astronaut, but a shaman or ancient Nazca priest, someone with magic powers who could predict the weather. Later on we will fly over the monkey figure, an enormous drawing that measures about 90 meters in length, and shows at one hand five fingers and on the other just four, symbolizing the 9 month of drought the Nazca people suffered every year. The monkey figure was discovered in 1954 by Maria Reiche, and according to her point of view it is associated to the big deeper constellation. After the monkey, we will fly over the dog figure, a small drawing that according to some scholars it represents a divinity worshipped by the Nazca people. Then it comes one of the best preserve figures of the whole area The hummingbird, a gorgeous design perfectly made on a dark plateau located at one corner of the archaeological complex. According to Maria Reiche this figure is associated with the summer solstice, as one of the lines connected to its beak, points towards the place where the sun rises every year during our summer solstice. Not very far from the hummingbird, you will find the spider, a figure that according the local knowledge, represents the fertility and water, as this insect used to appear when it is going to rain or the water in the rivers is about to come. Some meters away we will find the huge condor figure, featuring a straight line that crosses its wings and points towards the place where the sun sets every year on summer solstice. Our next figure will be the flamingo, which is the longest figure on the desert, with over 300 meters. According to Maria Reiche the beak of this bird points towards the place where the sun rises every year on winter solstice. Then we will fly over the parrot figure, a huge bird with about 230 meters in length. In addition to the parrot you will also see several geometric designs around, and the beautiful valley of Ingenio. Finally we will fly over the Pan-American Highway, where you will see 2 figures; the hands and the Huarango tree. If you look carefully, you will find next to the tree, another figure representing a big lizard. Unfortunately when the people built the highway in 1937, they had no idea that ancient figures were drawn there, so the cut the lizard figure in two, destroying mainly the central part of its body, leaving the tail on one side of the road and on the other side part of its back, and its complete head with its two hands. After flying over these figures, we will return to the airport and during the way back you still can enjoy other straight lines that run for kilometers and a stunning panoramic view of the Nazca desert.

Then we will visit the " Chauchilla Cemetery" then we will drive you to the bus terminal in Nazca to go to Arequipa "which is usually delayed 12 hours, the trip lasts all night, the next day our staff will be waiting to welcome you and drive you to the hotel.(Photo: The Hummingbird from the Nazca Lines).

Tenth day:

Arequipa Main Square

"City Tour in Arequipa." Our staff will be waiting for you at the bus terminal in Arequipa, drive you to the hotel where you can rest.

In the afternoon we will pick you up from your Hotel starting the City tour in "La Ciudad Blanca" including the Convent of Santa Catalina: A cloistered convent built in 1580 and was enlarged in the 17th century. The over 20,000-square-meter monastery is predominantly of the Mudejar style, and is characterised by the vividly painted walls. There are approximately 20 nuns currently living in the northern corner of the complex; the rest of the monastery is open to the public. We will also visit Main Square , Compania of Jesus, Cayma and Yanahuara, with a magnificent view of Volcano'' El Misti''.(Foto: Plaza de Armas de la ciudad de Arequipa.).

Eleventh Day:

Condor at the Colca Canyon

"Tour to the Colca Canyon Course and Reserve Vicuñas." Early departure towards the highlands passing through Yura-Pampa Catahuas and La Pulpera with good possibility of observing groups of wild vicuñas and fighting cattle. Stop en route to see petrogliphs in the Caves of Mollepunco and in the town of Callali to see natural hill formations with the appearance of enchanted castles. At five in the afternoon arrival in Chivay in the Colca Valley.

(Accommodations at the Colca Valley.)

Twelveth Day:

"Tour to the Colca Canyon and a view of the condors." To maximize your probability of seeing condors we depart very early towards the "Cross of the Condor" at about an altitude of 15,000 feet. Drive a little further to the canyon to see some pre-Inca ruins and watch the way of life in this remote land. Return to Chivay for lunch in the afternoon return to Arequipa..

Thirteenth Day:

Arequipa to Puno

"Trip on bus from Arequipa to Puno." We will have almost all the morning whether to rest or have little visits around, in the afternoon We'll go to the Bus Station to travel to Puno, in Puno our staff will be waiting for you and will transfer to the Hotel in Puno, where you'll spend the night to start with our visits early next morning.

Fourteenth day:

"Tour of Lake Titicaca, Uros Island and Taquile. Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel by our local guide and then transferred to the harbor.Titicaca Lake We start off our boat excursion of Lake Titicaca by visiting The Uros Floating Islands, a small community that has lived on these reed Islands for decades. Centuries ago the small indigenous Uros tribe conceived of the islands as a way to isolate and protect themselves from rival tribes, the Collas and the Incas. The Uros people harvested the reeds in the shallows of the lake, bundled them together tightly and built floating island platforms complete with reed houses and canoes, creating in this way their own little world. After strolling around the floating Islands, we continue our journey towards Taquile Island (2 hour aprox.), a traditional Quechua speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating back to the pre-Inca times. The Taquile population was relatively isolated from the mainland until 1950s, and the notion of the community and family is still very strong among them. At the top of the Island, you will have free time to explore this place on your own and afterwards you will meet the group for lunch at one local restaurant. After lunch, we will descent to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno. We will be back in Puno by 17:00 hrs. approximately.

Fifteenth day:

Raqchi Ruins Cusco

"Tour from Puno to Cusco, visiting Raqchi." After breakfast, we will drive you to the bus station to start with our trip to Cusco this tour lasts around 8 hours you will have 4 guided visits, Andahuaylillas's temple or South American Sixtine Chapel , the Inka temple of Raqchi, Buffet lunch in Sicuani,La Raya at 4335 m.a.s.l and the Inka Aymara museum of Pukara. Every visit has a duration of 20 or 40 minutes, where the passenger will be able to make questions, take photos and walk a for a while, doing our trip very pleasant .Then we will arrive in Cusco, and our staff will drive you to the Hotel.(Photo: Raqchi).

Sixteenth day:

Cusco Main Square

"City Tour in Cusco and Show of music and dance." We can rest in the morning the tour starts in the afternoon ,Around 13:30 hrs We'll pick you up from your Hotel to start visiting the following attractives with a professional guide :

The Koricancha Palace and Convent of Santo Domingo: Religious center known as "The Temple of the Sun" where you will admire the impressive engineering used in its construction

The Cathedral: Colonial religious monument of extraordinary artistic value.Sacsayhuaman:Built at 3 Km. From the city of Cusco, impressive stone fortress with an excellent architecture, Famous for its huge carved stones some of which are at 9 m/ 30 feet off the floor,with a weigh of 350 tons. Here is where the Inty Raymi or Fiesta del Sol is held in June Every year.

Qenqo :Ceremonial and ritual center, amphitheatre where sacrifices were made.Puca-Pucara:An old tambo (resting place), monitoring place throughout the Inka Empire Routes.

Tambomachay: At 7 Km. From the city of Cusco, ceremonial center of cult to the water,known traditionally as the place where water rests.

At the return to Cusco we can be dropped off near to main Square or at The Dance and Music Show to watch tipical dances of Cusco

Seventeenth day:

Pisaq Cusco

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. " This tour starts around 9 am., we pick you up from your Hotel, we have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota river, with a panoramic view of Pisac an old Inca City and a visit to the Inka market in this village, where we will have the chance to know in a closer way its people customs and get good bargains with the handycrafts and souvenirs sellers, afterwards we'll head for Urubamba, traveling on the borders of the river Vilcanota.

We'll have lunch at a restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the afternoon we visit the fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to watch the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from the jungle habitants invasions. We'll have the chance to walk by the narrow streets and have a clear knowledge of how this militar, religious and cultural center was during the Inca empire.

On the way back to Cusco we will stop by the colorful village of Chinchero , where we will find the ruins of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House, we will appreciate its well preserve Inca wall in the man square and you will visit the beauty Colonial Temple with invaluable portraits, built over Inca Bases. Then we return to Cusco.

Eighteenth day:

Machupicchu Cusco

Tour to Machu Picchu:" The Lost City of the Incas. " From 05:45 hrs to 18:00 hrs., we pick you up from your Hotel in Cusco (3400 mosl) and drive you to the Train Station, located in Poroy, then we get aboard the train and the trip from Cusco starts heading to Aguas Calientes (2000 mosl). Our Guide Will be waiting there , he will lead us to the bus station, to go up by a zigzag way for 30 minutes to reach the world wide marvel The Sanctuary of Machupicchu, known as the lost city of the Incas. Once we get to Machu-Picchu, We'll pass throught the control, where we'll hand in our entrance tickets and where our guided tour will start, visiting the main square, the Circular tower, the sacred solar watch, the royal rooms, the temple of the three windows and the cementeries, it lasts around two hours. Afterwards you'll be given enough time to have a walk around the citadel and have your meals, at any restaurant in Aguas Calientes or if you wish at Santuary Lodge (this is not included). In the afternoon you will return to Aguas Calientes Town and head for the Hotel where you'll spend the night, even you can go to the hot springs at night before to rest.

Nineteenth Tenth day:

Huaynapicchu Mountain

View of the sunrise of Machupicchu and the Huaynapicchu After getting up very early and having breakfast, you can head for Machupicchu in order to see the sunrise from the citadel (on your own), afterwards you can trek up to Huaynapicchu around 2 hours, you will also spend all day long in Machupicchu taking more snaps and pictures, in the afternoon you shall return to Aguas Calientes to return to Cusco on train where our staff will be wating for you to lead you to the Hotel.

Twenty day:

Moray Cusco

Tour to Maras-Moray. " After having your breakfast in the hotel, we will pick you up from your hotel at 9:00 a.m. to drive you to Maras a colorful journey through populations very typical and we can enjoy beautiful scenery on our trip, our first visit will be in Maras, from there you will appreciate the range and Vilcanota snow-capped glaciers as "The Chicon" and "Veronica." At present, this quaint village stores attractive pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican, then we will visit the archaeological complex of Moray located 7 miles southwest of Maras; where set enormous terraces that overlap concentrically in a giant pit, these beautiful terraces that served at the time as a lab Inca Agricultural Greenhouse Prototype. "

Finally we visit the salt mines located in the northwest of the town of Maras are comprised of some 2,000 wells with a smaller average area of about 5 m, exploited since Inca times, colonial times and is still operated by even the locals. After our visit we return to Cusco. (Photo: The Moray Muyus).

Twenty First day:

Lima Main Square

City tour on Lima with visits the Huaca Pucllana After having breakfast we will drive you to the airport in Cusco to flight to Lima (1 hour and 10 minutes). Our staff will be waiting for you in the hall od the airport in Lima to drive you to your Hotel. After resting for a while we'll start visiting the most interesting places of the " City of the Kings ": the Cathedral, Pizarro's Tomb, the Catacombs of San Francisco, passing through the Congress, the Palace of Torre Tagle.

The residential areas of Orrantia, San Isidro, where we will visit the Huaca Pucllana, we will enjoy a spectacular sight of the Pacific Ocean. Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, where you will find a great quantity of preincaica pottery including the World biggest collection of erotic Huacos, then we'll spend the night at the Hotel. (Photo: Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores - Lima).

Overnight in selected hotel in Lima. (Photo: Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores - Lima).

Twenty Second day:

Transfer to Lima Airport and Farewell. After having breakfast we will drive you to the airport in Lima. We should be two hours early for international flight and pay the taxes.

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