LIMA ARRIVAL (D)
On your arrival, a View Latin America representative will warmly welcome you into the city of kings: Lima, then you will be transfer to your hotel.
On the way and along with your representative you will review your amazing program of the following days and all the questions you may have will be answered. The rest of the day will be yours to explore of the city at your leisure.
By the evening, you will be taken to make a taste of the delicious dinning in Lima to an exclusive restaurant. When you finished you will be transfer back to your hotel to rest for the adventures ahead.
FROM LIMA TO PARACAS (B, D)
Our day must start bright and early, when you have finished breakfast at your hotel you will be taken to Paracas, a 3-hour drive from Lima located in the south and it is also part of the pacific coast of Peru. On our arrival we will begin our visit to the Ballestas Islands the allowed portions that the National Reserve allow us to visit in a share boat ride. Witness the amazing natural habitat of many marine birds such as penguins, pelicans and plenty more. Also pass by the famous “candelabro” geoglyph, a huge design carved in the sand hills, while on the shore sea lions lay enjoying of sunbaths, an amazing and marvelous view. Afterwards, to crown this adventure we will go through amazing cliffs, a red sand beach and never ending dunes.
Once we have finished our visit you will be taken to your hotel to enjoy of the sea views and be refresh by the breeze, where the rest of the day is yours to perhaps walk by the beach or indulge yourself in some spa treatments at your hotel.
By the evening an exquisite dinner will be served at your hotel restaurant.
NAZCA TO LIMA (B)
Take pleasure on a relaxing morning, and at the most convenient time you will be picked to begin with today’s adventure where you will be overflying the mysterious Nazca lines. We will drive for about 3 hours to reach the Nazca airport.
Even though there are plenty of theories about the creation and reason to be of these lines, these massive figures had been engraved in the dessert about 2000 years and they have remained a mystery even nowDuring this amazing experience your guide will provide more information about all these theories and the undergoing studies of these fascinating lines. When the overfly has finished we must head back to Lima for you enjoy of your last night in the city of kings.
Note: To avoid long distances you may ask to overfly the Nazca Lines from Paracas airport for an extra cost.
WELCOME TO THE WHITE CITY AREQUIPA (B, D)
A View Latin America representative will welcome you on your arrival to the gorgeous white city, and transfer you in your private transportation to your hotel.
The rest of the day is for you to adjust yourself to a higher altitude of Arequipa (2,335masl; 7,661ft).
By the evening, you will take to enjoy of a delicious dinner and then we recommend you to stroll the stunning streets of Arequipa since during the night has a different spark.
AREQUIPA – COLCA CANYON (B, D)
Today you must rise early and after your nurturing breakfast, you will be greeted by your guide who will led the way towards the Colca Canyon. On the way, you will be able to observe amazing scenery and even watch vicuñas, alpacas and guanacos in their natural environment as we progress reach Chivay.
Which is indeed a little but most important village along the Colca Canyon, surely you will enjoy the visit we have prepared here.
Afterwards you will be taken to your lodge and what is left of the amazing afternoon is yours to explore on your own, perhaps you decide to indulge yourself with some spa treatments at your hotel. By the evening, be delighted with a delicious dinner served at your hotel restaurant.
COLCA CANYON – PUNO (B, L)
As we progress on our program, after you have enjoyed breakfast we will continue to discover the Colca Canyon which is in fact the second deepest in the world even deeper than the Grand Canyon. We will reach the famous lookout where you will have the chance to observe Condors flying over and crossing from side to side the incredible Canyon.
Once you have experienced this, our journey must continue toward Puno. As we crossed by the Altiplano a vast high plateau that covers territory over part of Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile.
Upon arrival at the evening a representative will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. We recommend you to rest to acclimatize faster to Puno (3,860masl) altitude.
ISLANDS OF TITICACA LAKE (B, L)
The day starts bright and early today, as we will pick you up after you have enjoyed your delicious breakfast to take you to the port for you to start with a complete tour in the Titicaca Lake.
Our first stop, the Uros island, a peculiar community that in order to avoid conflicts with other villages along the shores decided to move into the lake. The lake is absolutely famous since is the highest navigable in the world, besides it has an incredible importance for the communities since pre Columbian times and there is a legend that suggests that the Inca empire was first funded at the Titicaca Lake.
The Uros build their own floating islands which are made purely of Totora reeds, and they are only between of 30 to 40cm thick. The members will welcome you into the islands and explain you more about their lifestyle and how they create their houses and reed boats.
Our next stop will be Taquile island, upon our arrival we will be greet by the locals who will be dress with their pretty and traditional costumes and then you will be shown around the village. Afterward, a delicious lunch will be waiting for you, made by the locals with products grown in the area.
Also you will have the opportunity to witness how skilled weavers they are, and see their beautiful work. When the afternoon arrives, it is time to return back to the port and then you will be transfer to your hotel and rest for your next adventure.
PUNO – CUSCO (B)
After you have enjoyed breakfast, you will be taken to the ancient Inca capital on a private transportation. On the way, you will cross another portion of the Altiplano and also we will be making some stops on archeological sites, a museum and also on the highest point of the route: La Raya. On your arrival, you will immediately feel great as the altitude is way lower than in Puno.
On your arrival, you will immediately feel great as the altitude is way lower than in Puno.
The rest of the day is yours to explore at your leisure and we strongly recommend you to wonder around the cobblestone streets of Cusco or perhaps enjoy of the various gastronomic options that the city has to offer.
CUSCO WALKING TOUR & BAR CRAWL (B, L, D)
Today once you have enjoyed breakfast, your guide will greet you and together start your walk through the cobblestone Cusco streets.
Firstly, you will visit the Main Square where your well informed guide share with you details on the history and architecture of the beautiful Cathedral and more. Then you will move to Regocijo Square and San Francisco Convent while you learn how the city of Cusco has developed over the years.
Our next stop then will be cheerful San Pedro Market, once there you will be shown around the variety of products that reside in the different stalls, surely your guide will provide more insight on the products that are offered here and you can also take on the opportunity to purchase some souvenirs for your loved ones’ back home. By the evening, following our program we will escort you for a special Bar Crawl, this includes you visiting 3 of the most famous restaurants in Cusco, where you will learn the history, types and everything is to know about of Pisco. This adventure will start in our first restaurant Pachapapa and after you have taste some Pisco cocktails we will move towards Kion an Asian Peruvian restaurants to taste more drinks based on Pisco as well and finally to close the night you will be visiting Calle del Medio to taste on last Pisco drink accompanied by snacks and a splendid farewell dinner, as is your last evening in the magical city of Cusco. Cheers!
SACRED VALLEY (B, L, D)
After breakfast in your hotel, your View Latin America guide will transfer you to the Sacred Valley, which has a lower altitude than the current city which of course will make you feel amazing. As soon as we head to Pisac you will encounter a colorful and cheerful market that lays in the middle of the town.
This market is famous as the locals bring different products with vibrant colors and materials such as wool, alpaca, blankets, besides delicate jewelry and carved gourds; this is the perfect opportunity to purchase some souvenirs. Also you will visit the ruins that holds the same name as the town and your guide will give you a deeper explanation on the history and used of the place. Later, you will be delighted by your exquisite lunch prepared out of local products that had been cultivated in the Sacred Valley. Once you have finish lunch another impressive site await us.
The fortress of Ollantaytambo, with its beautiful terraces stands, once again our knowledgeable guide will explain the secrets and theories behind the massive structure and cobblestone paths.
By the evening, you will be taken to enjoy a delicious dinner, afterwards the rest of the evening is yours to perhaps indulge in some restorative massages or just explore the city on your own.
MACHU PICCHU (B, L)
Finally, the most expected day has come. After you have finished breakfast you will be taken to Ollantaytambo train station, for you to board an exclusive wagon that will take you through the Sacred Valley and then head towards the humid forest that is Aguas Calientes. Once you arrived, you will have to take the bus that leads to Machu Picchu entrance, also where your guide will be waiting for you to start this amazing adventure together, please note that the lines must be longer than expected but keep in mind that the rewards is certainly worth it.
Enjoy and make the most of this 2 hours guided tour and immerse on the Incas culture and incredible theories behind this amazing citadel and World Wonder. After your visit you have the chance to take on a short hike toward Huayna Picchu Mountain to access more panoramic views, further more you can also opt to hike the Machu Picchu mountain that offers a more peaceful and less crowded walk. Please take into consideration that this hikes are unguided and have an extra coast, if you would like to include this please consult with your travel specialist as this must be booked far in advanced.
By the early afternoon, a delightful buffet lunch will be awaiting you at Sanctuary Lodge, indulge yourself to taste the dishes on display. After you have finished lunch, we will return down to Aguas Calientes town, for you to board with tranquility your train back to Cusco. On your arrival, our View Latin America representative will be ready to transfer you at your hotel for you to rest after a long but rewarding day.
CUSCO FAREWELL (B)
After your last delicious breakfast at your hotel, this amazing journey has finally come to an end, your representative will take you to the airport at the most suitable time according to your flight schedule.