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Paracas and the Ballestas Islands
Ultimate Peru Explore the many ecosystems and cultures of Peru: from Nazca to the Colca Canyon, and Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, ending with the Amazon rainforest. A luxury Peru tour takes you across the country in comfort.
 
 

  17 DAY PERU TOUR PACKAGE


  Luxury Holiday Itinerary


Plaza San Martin, Central Lima
Day 1 - Arrival in Lima, Peru

Upon arrival to Lima, you will be greeted and driven to your selected hotel. If staying at the Lima airport Costa del Sol Ramada, you will only need to walk out the airport exit and across the street to your evening accommodations.



Nazca Lines
Day 2 - Lima City Tour and Gastronomy

Your first morning in Peru you will take a tour of Lima's best attractions, including the San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs, and the Larco Arqueological Museum. Peruvian gastronomy is earning its place among the world’s great cuisines and your tour of the city will conclude with dinner at one of Lima's many fine dining options.



Nazca Lines
Day 3 - Nazca Lines

Travelling south of Lima to the coastal resort town of Paracas, you will continue by private transport to board a small plane that will give you a bird’s eye view of the Nazca Lines – mystifying animals and figures carved into the desert sands nearly 1,000 years ago. Your Paracas beach resort awaits you after the flight, where you’ll have time to relax by the pool or indulge in a spa treatment.



Paracas
Day 4 - Paracas and Islas Ballestas

The morning begins with a journey to the Ballestas Islands off the coast of Paracas. En route you will stop by the enormous Candelabra geoglyph carved into the desert hillside, before touring the rich and varied marine life camped out on the rocky islands. In the afternoon, you will be returned to Lima for your flight to Arequipa.



Arequipa - Santa Catalina Monastery
Day 5 - Arequipa City Tour

Your first morning in Arequipa you will explore the city that many consider to be the most beautiful in Peru. Key sights include the Santa Catalina Monastery where nuns lived in seclusion for 400 years, the Plaza de Armas, and the museum that houses one of the world’s best preserved mummies, Juanita the Ice Maiden.



Colca Canyon
Day 6 - Depart for Colca Canyon

Early in the morning you will depart for the Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world, where Andean culture has preserved its way of life for hundreds of years. The venture into the valley will be highlighted by the majestic volcanoes that form the backdrop of the brushed landscape.



Colca Canyon - Condor
Day 7 - Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca

As the sun is rising over the canyon you will take off for the Cruz del Condor, a fantastic area for viewing the Andean Condor. To see groups of these enormous birds with 10 ft. wingspans glide by at such close range is unforgettable. Continuing the journey to Puno you will arrive at your hotel on the banks of Lake Titicaca by evening.



Lake Titicaca
Day 8 - The Islands of Lake Titicaca

The first stop will be the floating islands of Uros where local families build not just their houses but also boats and whole islands out of reed. Next, if opting to stay the night with a local family you will travel to Amantani, meet your host family, and hike to the island’s summit for a breathtaking sunset. If opting for the luxurious private island of Isla Suasi, you will first visit the island of Taquille en route before arriving at your island resort.



Lake Titicaca - Taquille
Day 9 - Taquille or Isla Suasi

If you spent the night with a family on Amantani, you will head out in the morning for the island of Taquille, where you will learn about the many traditions of the island culture and take in some more awe-inspiring views before returning to Puno. For those that spent the night on Isla Suasi the morning will be free to explore the Island before returning to the mainland.



Cuzco Cathedral Tops
Day 10 - Lake Titicaca to Cuzco

For travelling from Lake Titicaca to Cuzco we recommend the overland route to take in the scenery and historical sites along the way. If desiring a bit more luxury, the Andean Explorer train conveys you to Cuzco in the utmost of comfort and classic style.



Sacsayhuaman, Cuzco
Day 11 - Cuzco City Tour

Experience firsthand the remnants of the great Incan capital. At Sacsayhuaman you will see the largest and most impressive stonework of Pre-Columbian America. Your visits to the Koricancha and the main cathedrals will highlight the differences between Native American and European architecture.



Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley
Day 12 - Sacred Valley Tour

Your Sacred Valley tour will include visits to the ancient circular agricultural terraces of Moray, the salt mines at Maras, and the ruins and village of Ollantaytambo. Departing from Ollantaytambo, enjoy a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley to the town of Machu Picchu where you will stay in your hotel at Aguas Calientes.



Machu Picchu
Day 13 - Machu Picchu Tour

Awake early to avoid the crowds at the great Inca citadel. During the morning, your private guide will walk you through the details of the site's construction and examine how a city survived perched atop this mountain. The afternoon is free to continue to explore the ruins on your own before heading back to Cuzco via another scenic train ride.



Canoes on the Amazon
Day 14 - Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado

From Cuzco you’ll depart for Puerto Maldonado, the Amazon Rainforest. At the airport you will be picked up and taken via covered canoe to your Jungle Lodge. En route you'll have the opportunity to spot some of the abundant wildlife living along the banks, and upon arrival you'll have time to settle in before embarking on a night excursion!



oxbow lake
Day 15 - Oxbow Lake and Farm Visit

Your first morning in the Amazon, you will navigate the shores of an Oxbow Lake, looking for black caimans, giant river otters, and innumerable species of birds and monkeys. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to learn about the crops that are farmed in the rainforest, and the native plant species that are used for medicinal purposes.



rainforest macaws
Day 16 - Exploring the Jungle Canopy

Depending on the lodge you select, your morning will be spent observing macaws feeding at a clay lick, or hiking through some of the forest trails. In the afternoon, you will ascend up into the canopy via an observation tower, from which you will be able to experience the life of the macaws, parrots, and other jungle birds.



Miraflores coastline, Lima
Day 17 - Puerto Maldonado to Lima

Your flight from the Amazon Rainforest back to the civilized confines of Lima will bring you full circle through the cultural and ecological treasures of Peru. Upon arrival in Lima you can organize further exploration of the city or depending upon your international flight departure stay at the airport for your journey home.


Trip Pricing

W/ Superior Hotels W/ Luxury Hotels
$ 5,590.00 $ 6,890.00 ( Per person pricing, based on double occupancy)


 Internal Airfare (OW Lima - Arequipa + OW Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado + OW Puerto Maldonado - Lima)
$ 600.00 ( Approximate per person pricing, subject to change)


What's Included

  13 Hotel Nights ( breakfast included )
        - 2 Nights in Lima
        - 1 Night in Paracas
        - 2 Nights in Arequipa
        - 1 Night in the Colca Canyon
        - 3 Nights in Lake Titicaca
        - 3 Nights in Cuzco
        - 1 Night in Machu Picchu town
  Private Lima City Tour
  Flight over the Nazca Lines
  Small-group Islas Ballestas Tour
  Private Arequipa City Tour
  Private 2 Day Colca Canyon Tour
  Small-group 2 Day Lake Titicaca Islands Tour
  Group Puno - Cuzco Tour
  Private Cuzco City Tour
  Private Sacred Valley Tour
  Private Machu Picchu Tour
        - Includes RT Vistadome Train
        - Includes RT Bus to Ruins
        - Includes Entrance Fee
  4 Day / 3 Night Jungle Program
        - RT Transfer Airport - Jungle Lodge
        - Daily Guided Excursions
        - All meals during program
  RT Private Lima Airport Transfers
  RT Private Paracas Transfers
  OW Private Arequipa Airport Transfer
  OW Private Puno Tour Transfer
  RT Private Cuzco Airport Transfers
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