Price
1360$ per person
Duration
7 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
1+
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For the past 12 years, the desert oasis of Huacachina has served as the site of one of the most popular adventure tours in South America: the dune buggy and sandboarding tour. This is a world-famous tour that really made Huacachina a popular tourist destination, and is a must-do activity in Peru for fans of adventure tourism and people who love exotic and memorable scenery. Then journey on to visit the magnificent city of Cusco and explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas with its vibrant Pisaq Market. You can also view the ruins of Machu Picchu and explore the rich heritage of the area that presents a spectacular visage perched high atop the Andes.

What's included

Destination
Cusco , Lima , Machu Picchu 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

Highlights

  • The dune buggy and sandboarding tour is an amazing thrill ride.
  • A ride in a 4-wheel-drive dune buggy and a chance to try sandboarding on several dunes of increasing size.
  • Witness the external influence of Spain and Inca in Cusco region.
  • Note the perfect geometry of the streets and lanes in Ollantaytambo.
  • Explore the regions of Machu Picchu on board a train.

PRICES FOR THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Hotel Category Double or Triple room Single room option
Additional cost
Tourist US$ 1360 US$ 238
Superior Tourist US$ 1509 US$ 332

* Prices per person in US dollars.

MORE ABOUT HOTEL CATEGORIES
Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 2-star and 3-star hotels and some guesthouses.
  • Appeals to tourists looking for more than basic accommodation.
  • The rooms and bed are simple, comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • Rooms with private bathroom and hot shower.
  • Breakfast is included.
  • Ideal for travelers on a reduced budget.

Superior Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 3-star and 4-star hotels.
  • Standard accommodation. Accommodation is deemed “very good”.
  • The rooms and bed are comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • They have spacious reception with seats and other public rooms.
  • Some of these hotels have food and drink service; restaurant and bar.
  • Buffet breakfast is included.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Trip code SBMP7D01
Travel style GROUP TOUR
Type of activities Culture & History, Walking, Multiple sports, Adventure.
Group size Min 1, Max 16.
Physical rating Some easy physical activities included in this trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
Departure dates Guaranteed departures any day. Departures are available along the year. We do not have fixed departures.
Min age 1+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Group tour means, each day you will join to meet new travelers at each destination, and a highly specialized guide for every excursion, share the bus or minivan and you will have guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the Itinerary.

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

International Arrival Assistance

  • 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 Walking Tour

  • Breakfast at Hotel; free morning to rest or visit the city.
  • At 14:00pm pick up and transfer to Lima historical center. We'll take you to a fascinating walking tour. We will show you Palaces and castles our city hides, we also going to take you to our great Saint Francisco Monastery and the impressive underground Catacombs!
  • Also we visit "The Main Square", Archbishop's Palace and the Municipal Palace, other great places you will visit are: the Train Station Palace, unique old fashioned "Cordano Bar", colorful mansion palaces, Jiron del Union Pathway, Post Office Palace, Dominicans tower, Historical Rimac Bridge and lovely surrounded wooden Balconies and the next big project in the City the Under river subway.
  • Our historical center is considered a World Heritage protected by the UNESCO; we will show you the Original Spain Mansion Palace and enjoy its great collection of 18th Century paintings, its impressive sculptures, wooden varandas, trendy gilded mirrors and great original terrace.
  • After the tour we will take you back to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 3

Ballestas Island, Dune Buggy and Sandboarding Huacachina

  • Breakfast at hotel. At 06:30am pick up from your hotel and transfer to Paracas in a private vehicle, journey takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes along the South Pan-American Highway.
  • Around 10:00am once you arrive you will be taken to the Paracas Bay to embark on a 2 hour motorboat trip to the Ballestas Island. You will board a boat to reach the Ballestas Island.
  • Attractions on the Island include sea lions and exotic birds. You will be able to delight in a personal stroll around the islands, giving you the opportunity to photograph the wonders of nature. From the water off the shore of Paracas, you will get a full view of the Candelabra of the Andes, an inconceivable 180 meter painting carved into the mountains side along the Bay of Paracas. Then transfer to Huacachina Oasis where you will have lunch at local restaurant.
  • At 15:00pm Dune Buggy and Sandboarding adventure, the tour begins driving over impressive sand dunes around the Oasis La Huacachina.
  • Hop into a 4-wheel-drive dune buggy with a professional driver, and “fly” up and down dunes the size of mountains while everyone yells with delight. Then, try sandboarding down the dunes on a sandboard. It’s like snowboarding, but with more sand.
  • A tour into the desert feels like an “out of this world” experience, almost like visiting the surface of another planet. You will have multiple opportunities to take photographs. And you will be able to watch the amazing sunset over the dunes.
  • At 17:00pm back to Lima in a private transport.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 4

Flight to Cusco and City Tour & Archeological ruins

  • Breakfast at hotel; at 05:40am 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.
  • Pick up from the hotel at 13:20pm - Tour begins from Cusco’s Main Square, Plaza de Armas.
  • Includes a visit to Cusco’s cathedral in which you will be able to see the intricate woodwork and colonial paintings that contain detailed Incan iconography.
  • After, we will head to the Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha) upon which the Convent of Santo Domingo has been built. Interesting fact: according to a legend, this temple was entirely gold plated which left many conquerors impressed with its magnificence when they came here!
  • The tour continues with visits to 4 archeological sites: Sacsayhuaman is an archeological complex, a masterpiece of Incan architecture in which you will see mindboggling huge stone blocks, almost 9 meters in height that are still placed perfectly. Qenqo is a temple dedicated to animal worship. Puca Pucara is another Incan archeological site located on top of a hill, used as a fort and administrative center. Tambomachay, which is also known as the Inca Baths.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.
Day 5

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • 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 6

Visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; at 06:00am take bus to Machu Picchu citadel, you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site (2,430m/7,972ft) and tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: an unforgettable experience. Your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets.
  • Around 07:30am the guided tour begins, your 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.
  • From 10:30am to 12:00pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, relax, or meditate.
  • From 12:30pm to 13:30pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:30pm to 15:00pm take lunch at local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
  • 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 7

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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