Magical trips of southern Peru

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Magical trips of southern Peru

per person
“Discover the natural wonders and southern culture of Peru”

This program designed just for you, allows you to discover south Peru including natural attractions, archaeological parks and live culture.

Full Circuit: Lima (Capital of Peru), Ica (desert region), Arequipa (white city), Puno (Capital of folklore of Peru), Titicaca lake (highest navigable lake in the world), Cusco (center of the world and rich in culture) and finally but no less important Machu Picchu (gem of the Inca empire).

13 Days and 12 Nights
7+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Pick up from your hotel / hotel
  • Departure Time
    The hours of the excursions will be confirmed
  • Return Time
    The hours of the excursions will be confirmed
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    Magical trips of southern Peru
    Personal Guide
    Departure Taxes
1st Day: Arriving, welcome to Lima - Peru

Reception on arrival and assistance at Lima's airport. Then transport to your chosen hotel, also you have the afternoon free to relax.

*Accommodation in Lima.

2nd Day: Lima City Tour – City of the Kings and The Larco Museum

We visit the modern and colonial part of Lima. We will begin the city tour by visiting the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, where we will have a fantastic panoramic view of the magnificent Huaca Pucllana, which is a pre-Inca Ceremonial Center.

We continue our tour to the historic center of Lima. Here, we can appreciate old monuments and contemplate colonial buildings. Then, we visit the convent of Santo Domingo, declared Cultural patrimony of the humanity. From this part, we walk around the Plaza Mayor, which is surrounded by the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the City Hall and the Cathedral, among others. At the end of this part of the tour, we have a small break to taste the typical and famous Pisco Sour.

Finally, we head to the Larco Museum located in a colonial mansion from the 18th century. This impressive mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens. At the same time, it hosts a great collection of 5,000 years of treasures from the ancient Peru.

*Accommodation in Lima.

*Meals included: Breakfast.

*Duration: From 08:30 to 18.00 hours.

3rd Day: Lima – Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Ica – Nazca

Pick up from your Hotel and transfer towards the city of Paracas. The trip takes around 04-hour bus ride. Immediately, we go to Chaco station, where we will board a boat to the Ballestas Islands, in the Paracas National Reserve. The beautiful natural reserve of Paracas has amazing geological formations, where we can appreciate a wide variety of endemic birds, colonies of Humboldt penguins, sea lions and with a little luck, we will see sea dolphins.

After being in the Pacific Ocean, we take a bus to Ica. In Ica, we visit the Cathedral, some vineyards (Pisco and wine) and the most famous oasis in South America, The Huacachina. Finally, we move to the enigmatic city of Nazca.

*Accommodation in Nazca.

*Meals included: Breakfast.

*Duration: from 04.00 to 20.30 hours.

4th Day: Nazca – Fly Over the Nazca Lines – Arequipa City

After breakfast, we go to the María Reiche Neuman airport for our flight over the mysterious Nazca lines. Then, we have a 01 hour and 30-minute flight in a light aircraft over the desert. During the fly over the Nazca lines, we can appreciate linear figures of animals like a monkey, a spider, a condor and other geometric figures drawn in the desert. The area on which is drawn these mysterious lines, it is a large dimension that reach from 15 to 300 meters each, and around 30 centimeters deep that can only be seen from space.

In the afternoon, we have a 10-hour bus ride to Arequipa city along the beautiful coast of the Pacific Ocean. When we arrive, we go directly to our hotel.

*Accommodation in Arequipa.

*Meals included: Breakfast.

*Duration: From 07.00 to 23.00 hours.

5th Day: Arequipa – City tour in Arequipa – Valley & Colca canyon

We pick you up from your hotel to begin our tour at the Main Square. From this point we walk around to visit important places like; the magnificent Cathedral, built during the 17TH century, la compania de Jesus, Casa Tristan del Pozo, San Francisco and the Museum of Santa Catalina.

In the afternoon, we leave from Arequipa city towards Chivay village. During our journey we make short stops to see and visit Pampa Cañahuas (Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve). Hopefully we see some vicuña herds. At the same time, we can appreciate Chachani, Misti and Pichu Pichu volcanoes back side.

Upon our arrival, we made ourselves comfortable in our lodging, later we have dinner in the picturesque and the colorful village of Chivay.

If you have time, you can take a relaxing bath in the local thermal waters, also you can see folk prints of traditional people.

*Accommodation at Chivay village.

*Meals included: breakfast .

*Duration: from 08.30 to 19.00 hours.

6th Day: Valley & Colca Canyon – Puno

We start our tour in the morning appreciating the immensity and the magnificence of the Colca Canyon. One of the deepest canyons in the world with a maximum depth of 4,160 meters. The excitement of the experience is enhanced by the natural spectacle of the great Andean condors flying over the Canyon.

After being overwhelmed by these majestic birds. We continue our trip towards Puno. During our journey, we make a stop to visit the Chullpas of Sillustani archaeological pre-Inca construction, composed of nearly 90 Chullpas or Ayawasis (House of the dead).

*Accommodation in Puno.

*Meals included: Breakfast.

*Duration: From 05.30 to 19.00 hours.

7th Day: Puno – Titicaca lake and Los Urus – Taquile island

Early breakfast in the morning, then transfer from your hotel to the pier to visit the Uros floating islands made of Totora. We continue our journey to Taquile natural island. This beautiful island located in the middle of the Titicaca lake, it was part of the Tahuantinsuyo (Inca Empire). Here the locals continue living according to their ancient traditions and Inca standards.

*Accommodation in Puno.

*Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

*Duration: from 07.00 to 19.00.

8th Day: Puno – Cusco

We head towards the city of Cusco (Capital of the Inca Empire). Our journey goes along the plateau of Collao, where we see the ancient pre-Inca Temple of Kalasaya at Pukara. Continuing our trip, we pass by La Raya. It is the split point between Puno and Cusco 4335 m.a.s.l. We can see herds of vicuñas and llamas in its natural habitat. Later we have a delicious, typical, culinary dish in Sicuani.

After our meal we visit Raqchi, Inca archaeological construction offered to the great creator of the ancient Inca world, Wiracocha.

The closer we approach to Cusco we observe two beautiful lagoons (Urcos and Wacarpay). Around this area, we visit the colorful village of Andahuaylillas, well known for its Beautiful Chapel called The America Sistine Chapel. Later, we head to Rumiqolqa front, Inca hydraulic construction of the passage of the Qhapaq Ñan. In case we have time left, we visit the urban, walled city of Pikillacta, that literally means "City of Fleas".

*Accommodation in Cusco.

*Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

*Duration: from 07.00 to 18.00 hours.

9th Day: Cusco and surrounds

In the morning, we go away from the city center crowd to visit the great Archaeological Inca construction of Sacsayhuaman, impressive Citadel of colossal buildings. Then, we visit the Inca worship center of Qenqo. Later, we go to Puca Pucara and Tambomachay Temple of the water.

After exploring the surroundings of Cusco, we have lunch at the Casona del Inca restaurant, with a beautiful panoramic view of Cusco, capital of the Inca empire, designed in a shape of a Puma. After lunch, we do a walking tour around the streets, plazas, Inca constructions and colonial houses located in the city center.

First, we go to visit the typical San Pedro market a colorful building full of local products, where we literally soak up in a mix of different and magical tastes. Then, we visit the magnificent Temple of Qoricancha. Quechua word that in English means "The Golden Temple" once completely covered with gold.

Continuing our tour, we walk to San Blas neighborhood colonial district of artisans. From there, we walk down Hatun Rumiyoc Street, finding as we pass the Palace of The Inca Roca, today the Archbishop's Palace. Here, we also contemplate one the gems of the Inca architecture, the famous twelve Angles stone. Finally, we arrive at the charming Huaqaypata (Cusco´s Main Square) surrounded by the astonished Cathedral, which houses colonial works of incalculable value.

*Accommodation in Cusco.

*Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

*Duration: from 08.30 to 18.00 hours.

10th Day: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Pick up from your hotel to start the journey on our own transport. On the route we make a short stop to see the beautiful textile work of local craftsmen at a textile Center called Manos de la comunidad. Then we head to Taray viewpoint for taking excellent pictures of the Andes and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then we go to the traditional town of Pisaq. There, we visit the traditional market and the Intihuatana archaeological park.

In the afternoon we go to Urubamba to get a buffet lunch. After replenishing energy, we drive to Ollantaytambo archaeological Park. Ollantaytambo is an Inca living town because of its cobbled, winding streets. Finally, we go to the train station to continue our journey by train to Aguas Calientes.

*Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

*Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

*Duration: From 08.30 to 20.00 hours.

11th Day: Machu Picchu secrets

After breakfast, we take a bus up to Machu Picchu archaeological park. We have a tour in one of the most enigmatic and mysterious construction in the world. Discover the secret of this ancient wonder of the world with our professional guide. After the tour, you have time to enjoy, explore, relax, recharge positive vibes and of course take incredible pictures. The Machu Picchu experience will simply stay in your mind, heart and soul.

In the afternoon we take a bus down to Aguas Calientes to get lunch and take the train back to Ollantaytambo. We pick you up at your arrival at the train station to take you to your hotel.

*Accommodation in Ollantaytambo.

*Meals included: Breakfast.

*Duration: from 08.30 to 20.00 hours.

12th Day: Moray terraces and Maras salt mines

We start at Ollantaytambo an Inca living town. We say goodbye to the Sacred Valley and the amazing archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, heading to Moray terraces. At the Incas time Moray was used as an agricultural center of experimentation.

After enriching our knowledge about the Incas, we pass through the picturesque and colonial village of Maras. Besides having a beautiful main square, Maras also has the salt mines on its mountains. The mines can be only exploited by locals, in order to export the salt to different countries.

Finally, we head towards Cusco, although we make a short stop in Chinchero. This little town hosts the ancient and ancestral techniques of weaving and dying textile. At the same time, we walk to Chinchero's viewpoint, where we have a breathtaking view of the Chinchero Archaeological Center.

*Accommodation in Cusco.

*Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

*Duration: From 09.00 to 17.00 hours.

13th Day: Cusco – Departure to Lima

You have time after breakfast to enjoy Cusco at your own pace. We will take you to the airport depending on your flight schedule


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Breakfast will depend on your check-out.

The excursion schedule will be reconfirmed at the destination.

It includes

Pick up and transfer to airport/hotel/airport.

Transport to places to visit.

Two nights accommodation in Lima.

One night accommodation in Nazca.

Two nights accommodation in Arequipa.

One night accommodation in Colca Canyon.

Two nights accommodation in Puno.

Two nights accommodation in Cusco.

One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

One night accommodation in Ollantaytambo.

Daily breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner according to the itinerary.

Entrance tickets of mentioned attractions on the itinerary.

Train tickets. (Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo).

Professional guide.

Entrance to Machu Picchu.

Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu.

Permanent assistance.

It does not include

Food and meals NOT mentioned before.

Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks during meals.

Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, insurance, etc.).

Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain.

Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu mountain.

Entrance ticket to Manuel Chavez Ballon museum.

Airplane tickets.


Drink Coca herbal tea to prevent altitude sickness.

Drink liquids during every tour.

What you must carry you at all time

Sneakers or comfortable shoes.

Waterproof jacket or Water poncho.

Long sleeve T-shirts.

Bug spray or mosquito repellent.

Sun scream, hat or a cap.

Binoculars, camera, video camera.

Sun glasses, plastic bags.

Medicine and personal items like contact lenses liquid, etc.


Original ID, passport or any other document used in your booking.

Migration card (in case you sleep in a hotel at Machu Picchu town).

Small bills/change/coins either of dollars, euros or soles.