MAGICAL KINGDOM OF THE INCAS
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
LIMA | CUSCO | MACHU PICCHU | PARACAS | NAZCA
DAY 1 LIMA
Welcome to Peru! Arrival to Lima´s airport, reception and transfer to the hotel in Miraflores district, check in (15:00 hours).
Overnight. ( – )
DAY 2 LIMA - CUSCO
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the morning free to acclimatize to the altitude. In the afternoon pick up for your City Tour Cusco where you will visit The Cathedral, Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the nearby ruins: Qenqo (Ceremonial and Ritual center, place where sacrifices were made), Puca Pucara (this complex was probably used by Emperor Pachacutec as a tambo), Tambomachay (also called “The Bath of the Inca”) and Sacsayhuaman Fortress (place where the main Inca Festivals, Inti Raymi and Warachicuy take place). Return to the hotel.
DAY 3 CUSCO
Breakfast at hotel.
Free day per personal activities.
DAY 4 CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Breakfast at hotel. This day will be the highlight of our trip, the visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Very early we will depart from Ollanta train station towards the majestic city of Aguas Calientes, the travel time is approximately 01 hour 30 minutes. Arrival to Aguas Calientes town, from here we will board the buses to ascend to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. The tour will be 02 hours and 30 minutes and the visit includes the Intihuatana (the Solar Clock), the Palace of the Incas, the Three Windows, etc. At the end of it we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to go shopping. At a scheduled time, transfer to the station to board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
DAY 5 CUSCO – LIMA – PARACAS
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the regular flight to Lima. Arrival and transfer to the bus station to board the regular bus to Paracas. After 04 hours, arrival and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 6 PARACAS – NAZCA
Breakfast at hotel. Early morning excursion to the Ballestas Islands, located off the coast of Pisco. They constitute the habitat of a great variety of marine fauna such as the Humboldt Penguin, pelican, pikemen, flamingos, dolphins and sea lions, which can be easily observed from a motor boat. After 02 hours return to the hotel. Transfer to the bus station. Departure by bus in regular service to Nazca. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 7 NAZCA – LIMA
Very early breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport to fly over the enigmatic Nazca Lines. This enormous set of geoglyphs has a network of lines and drawings of figures of animals and plants attributed to the Nazca culture that cover an area of approximately 350 km2. Among the main figures we can see the Hummingbird, the Dog, the Monkey, the Astronaut, etc. The german Maria Reiche dedicated 50 years of her life to the study and research of the place, arriving at the conclusion that it was an astronomical calendar. From a 12-meter-high lookout you can see partially the figures of The Hand and The Tree. In the afternoon, transfer to the bus station to board the regular service bus back to the city of Lima. After 07:50 hours of travel, arrival and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 8 LIMA
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport.
Arrival and connection with the international flight. (B)
> Transfer in and out from/to Lima, Cusco, Paracas & Nazca.
> Lodging for 7 nights at selected hotels + breakfast.
> City Tour Cusco and nearby ruins
> Machu Picchu: Expedition or Executive Class Train from Ollanta.
> Ticket regular bus: Lima – Paracas/Paracas – Nazca/Nazca – Lima.
> Excursion Ballestas Island.
> Overflight Nazca Lines.
> Meals mentioned or according to the itinerary.
> Personal assistance.
> Air tickets national and international
> Travel insurance.
> Overweight in Luggage.
> Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.