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Discover the spectacular Colca Canyon and Machu Picchu

Enjoy the magnificent beauty of the ¨White City¨ of Arequipa nicknamed after the beautiful White Sillar Stone covering the majority of the colonial buildings. Witness the flight of the Giant Condors at Cruz Del Condor overlooking the world´s second deepest gorge known as Colca Canyon. This captivating tour will also take you to Cusco, the magnificent capital of the Inca Civilization, a city full of ancient culture and mesmerizing blue sky. Journey through the sacred religious site of Sacsayhuaman and the mysterious Inca ruins located in the Sacred Valley. This tour ends at one of the 7th wonder of the world, the mysterious & iconic Machu Picchu.



Highlights

  • A comprehensive adventure package that covers Peru’s main attractions including Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Arequipa and Colca Canyon.
  • Explore the ancient and incredible regions of Arequipa & Cusco.
  • A complete tour of Ollantaytambo and the Sacred Valley that is bound to leave you amazed.
  • Become part of an adventurous trip to the Inca ruins while indulging in the rich and modern Quechua and Inca cultures.
  • View the beautiful skies of Machu Picchu when the sun lights them up.

What's included

Destination
Arequipa & Colca Canyon , Cusco , Lima , Machu Picchu , Sacred Valley Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Lima
Return Location
Cusco
Price includes
  • 24 hour support by our local staff
  • Accommodation in Hotel with breakfast included
  • All entrance fees and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • All transfers airport, train station or bus station transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transfers are assisted by English speaking staff
  • Guided tours by local quality English speaking guides
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available)
  • Train tickets
Price does not include
  • Anything not specified in the itinerary description
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Guidance in other languages
  • International flight tickets
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, drivers and other staff
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation

Trip code: BA-CCMU09

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
Day 1

International Arrival in Lima

  • Lima Airport Transfer: Arrive in Lima at any time. Our representative will be waiting for you at Lima airport with a customized sign with your name on it and private transfer to your hotel.
  • There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and rest up.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: None.
Day 2

Lima Colonial Tour

  • Breakfast at Hotel; free morning.
  • Pick up from your hotel at 14:00pm first, we will show you a panoramic view of “La Huaca Pucllana”. This magnificent piece of architecture was built back in the 4th century AD and possesses Incan religious significance.
  • You will then visit the impressive Historical Downtown of Lima, also known as “the City of the Kings”, which is the cradle of its Colonial past. We will then stop at the Main Square of Lima which is home to the Government Palace, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace.
  • Afterwards, we will visit the San Francisco Convent. The highlight of this tour will undoubtedly be the interesting, cryptic Catacumbas (catacombs).
  • Lastly, we will visit the residential and financial districts of San Isidro as well as enjoy an unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean from the Miraflores district.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 3

Flight to Arequipa and explore Arequipa

  • Breakfast at hotel; at 07:00am pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival to Arequipa reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Balance of the day is at leisure.
  • In the afternoon join the optional Arequipa City tour - the tour will begin in Carmen Alto where we can see the Chili River. Our next stop will be the Yanahuara Viewpoint. This stunning place is famous for its lovely narrow streets. Afterward we will continue on to the Main Square of Arequipa. The scenery here is one of the most important aspects of the White City’s history since Arequipa´s foundation.
  • During our visit to the main Square we will visit The Basilica Cathedral, where the Arch Bishop still resides, and the Jeusit Chruch of the Company of Jesus. We will have the opportunity to gaze upon golden alters, beautifully hand painted Polychrome Cupolas, hand painted stained glass cloistered windows, gorgeous 17th century Inca Art and awe inspiring Bell Towers. Lastly, we will visit the Santa Catalina Monastery. The monument´s foundations dates back to 1579 and are one of the most marvelous, important and religiously iconic monuments in Peru. The Monastery has conserved its traditional characteristics for centuries. Its narrow streets and gardens with typical Spanish names bring back memories of the old quarters of Sevilla and Granada.
  • Optional: Arequipa City Tour (PM)
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Arequipa.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 4

Excursion to the Colca Valley

  • Breakfast at hotel; pick up from the hotel at 07:30am land departure toward your exciting excursion towards the Colca Valley. In the route, we will drive across Pampa Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve. You will be blown away by the magnificent views of the volcanoes named Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu.
  • Upon arrival to the reserve, you will be able to first-hand experience the wild vicuñas in their natural habitats, which is considered a national symbol. We then continue on to Vizcachani, Pampas de Toccra, up to the crater of the volcano Chucura and lastly on to the Mirador de los Andes at Patapampa (4800m) from where the volcanoes that frame Arequipa can be seen.
  • Before arriving to Colca Valley our last stop will be at the Mirador, from where gorgeous pre-Columbian terraces that are still being cultivated by native Collaguas can be carefully observed. Once we get to the town of Chivay transfer to your hotel.
  • There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and rest up.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Colca Valley.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 5

Observe the flight of the Condors and back to Arequipa

  • Breakfast at hotel; pick up at 06:00am we will make our way to the awe inspiring Cruz del Cóndor to gaze upon the Colca Valley (the second deepest canyon in the world, 4km at its deepest point!) and be blown away with amazement as we marvel at the great and majestic condors soaring only a few meters away.
  • Afterward we will make our way to the town of Pinchollo as well as the Antahuilque Viewpoint to see an amazing terrace built 1500 years ago. On our way back to Chivay we will stop at the viewpoints of Choquetico and Tumbas Colgantes, meaning ¨hanging tombs¨ where hundreds of Inca & Pre-Inca souls have been laid to rest.
  • Then we continue to the towns of Maca and Yanque where you will be able to set eyes upon the valley’s most beautiful church and have lunch the town quaint small-town square.
  • After our visit we will make our way to Arequipa.
  • You can expect to be back in Arequipa city around 5:00pm.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Arequipa.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 6

Flight to Cusco & Discover Cusco

  • Breakfast at hotel; at 06:30am pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas.
  • On arrival in Cusco, assistance at the airport and transport to your hotel, where the rest of the morning is free time to rest in hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Balance of the day is at leisure.
  • In the afternoon join the optional Colorful Cusco Walking Tour – walking tour will begin at Colorful San Pedro market, there's probably no better market to experience Cusqueñan life. Enjoy a first-hand look at how local residents live day-to-day outside the postcard perfection of Cusco’s main square. The guide will explain the history of this market as you wander through the narrow aisles laden with colorful fabrics, meals, fruit juice, breads, shaman stalls, etc.
  • After we visit Cusco's main square, a busy and vibrant space that marks the colonial center of the city; which features wide stone pathways and well-kept colorful gardens. Then we walked towards the street of Hatun Rumiyoc. The walls of the palace have a Snake and Puma on it. Moreover, there you can observe the well-known 12 angle stone which is a symbol of perfection in Incan Architecture - the tour will end around 18:00pm.
  • Optional: Colorful Cusco Walking Tour (PM)
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 7

Tour to the Sacred Valley (Pisac and Ollantaytambo)

  • Breakfast at hotel - pick up from your hotel at 07:30am.
  • We then will then embark on a journey back in time to the Incan´s Sacred Valley beginning in Pisac, 31 km from Cusco. The ancient Incan archeological site and city is located on the top of a mountain. There you will have the chance to firsthand witness the impressive stonemasonry skill of our ancient ancestors.
  • Afterwards, you will go down into the quaint little town and wander through its colorful market where you can buy intricate, beautifully crafted locally hand-made products.
  • After this, lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
  • Then, you will continue to Ollantaytambo, a military, religious, and agricultural center of the Incas located at the top of a mountain. Note: unlike other small towns, this one has maintained its original Incan design including outstanding stone buildings and narrow streets. It was once used as a fortress and administrative and urban center.
  • Stop in Ollantaytambo from where we catch the train to Aguas Calientes, upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 8

Visit to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; around 06:00am you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site (2,430m/7,972ft) declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, the hilltop citadel deserved every bit of its fame.
  • Around 07:30am the guided tour begins, the guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered to be the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom. The guided tour takes around two hours.
  • From 10:00am to 12:00pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own.
  • From 12:30pm to 13:30pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:30pm to 15:00pm take lunch on you own.
  • Return to Cusco: later board the train for the return trip to Cusco. You will stop at the Poroy station and then be picked up and driven to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 9

Departure from Cusco

  • Breakfast at hotel; at the scheduled time our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby, transfer and assistance on your departure.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.

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