Peru is a country rich in culture, tradition and history but at the same time it is a very large country that has many tourist destinations that are mostly located on the south side of the country whose capital is Lima and it is precisely from here where our adventure begins. Peru, throughout 6 days we will know its territories such as the Coast and the Peruvian Sierra, each one with its main attractions, the most outstanding being the colonial side of Lima, the desert of Ica and Cusco, where all the evidence of that civilization as advanced for its time as the Incas.
By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low income children in Cusco.
During the next 6 days we will travel from region to region in the Peruvian territory to explore its main destinations such as Lima the capital and its colonial and modern side and then make a trip to the deserts of the south of the territory where Ica and its dunes are also located. from the visit to the Huacachina and a walk to the Ballestas Islands and then arrive at the ancient capital of the Incas as Cusco was where we will observe how many of its constructions still maintain evidence of the Incas as well as of the colonial era with its churches, we will cross the famous sacred valley surrounded by artisan markets where we can buy souvenirs and finally we will arrive at Machu Picchu to recharge energy since for many it is a magnetic point in the world to which many people arrive only with the intention of recharging energy.
Day 1: LIMA – CITY TOUR + MAGICAL WATER CIRCUIT
In the morning our staff will go through each of the hotels to pick up our clients and we will start our excursion by first visiting the Parque del Amor where we can enjoy the view of part of what is the Pacific Ocean located on the Malecón Cisneros, next to the Villena bridge, in the Miraflores district. Here we will appreciate the sculpture called "El Beso" artistic work of Don Victor Delfin. We will also be able to see the mosaic-style walls displaying love phrases in both Spanish and Quechua (a native language of Peru) as well as names of famous couples in the history of love and many others who helped finance the work. Our tour will continue with a panoramic view of what the Huaca Pucllana is, which was a ceremonial and administrative center during the Inca times that was considered a sacred town, later we will go to the district of San Isidro to visit the Olivar park and see a little the history that our guide told us about the place.
We will continue our city tour heading to the historic center of the capital where we will see the colonial-style buildings, highlighting the Paseo de la Republica, the Government Palace, the Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martin, the Cathedral among many others.
e will stop at the convent of San Francisco which is considered a sample of religious art in America, in this tour we will have the option of visiting the Choir Room, the library, the sacristy, and the famous catacombs or also known as underground crypts.
To finally finish we will visit the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank (BCR) which has a wide collection and exhibition of objects made of gold, ceramics and textiles from various pre-Columbian cultures, among which stand out the Paracas culture among others.
At 5:30 will transfern you to the Magical Water Circuit, located in the Reserve Park, inaugurated on July 26, 2007. It has status as a historical park, Monumental Urban Environment and Historical Heritage of the Nation.
It has thirteen cybernetic fountains, supported by the highest technology where music, water, sound and laser lights are mixed to present us with unique and incredible shows. Being one of the most colorful attractions of the city of Lima. At 8:30 we Will back to our hotel arriaving aproximatly at 9:00 pm.
Note: Consider that the BCR museum is closed on Monday all day, Saturday and Sunday closed only in the afternoon.
Day 2: LIMA – ICA – LIMA
In the morning at approximately 05:00 A.M. Our team in charge of the trip will go through your hotel to pick you up and board the bus that will take us on a 4-hour trip to the Paracas Bay, on this journey you will be provided with a snack on board before reaching our destination.
After that time we will arrive at the tourist port of Paracas, where we will begin our tour to the Ballestas Islands in modern boats which will provide us with life jackets and our guides in charge will provide us with the necessary support.
During our tour we will be able to appreciate the famous Candelabra, which is a huge hieroglyph of origin not yet discovered, then we will continue on the boat towards the Ballestas Islands, which are made up of a large number of rock formations, we will take advantage of the place to observe a great variety of marine fauna among which guano birds, sea lions and many penguins of the haholdt stand out.
We will return to the bay of Paracas to continue our journey by car until we reach the city of Inca where we can enjoy lunch (not included) and in the afternoon we will visit the vineyards of Ica and we will take advantage of the place to make a tasting of the wine production of the area.
We will continue the trip visiting the Huacachina oasis that arose as a result of the outcropping of underground water currents, which today allows the existence of vegetation composed of palm trees, eucalyptus trees and carob trees in the middle of the desert, here we will take a short rest before continuing our activities as is the ride in Tubulares and Sandboarding.
For approximately 1 hour we will add a bit of speed to our routine and we will also climb some dunes to descend using the board, this activity is called Sandboarding.
Before leaving the city of Ica we will make a quick visit to the Noelia chocolate shop where we will taste the traditional chocotejas that are typical of this area, we will continue with the visits on the
way back to Lima making a stop at the Racimo de Uva winery in Chincha where we will have a music show and we will taste wines and some sweets from the area such as strained beans or the Paciencia cookie.
We will leave chincha at approximately 7 pm to Lima, arriving in the capital at approximately 10 pm.
*Obs: Our order of visits may vary according to capacity and restrictions at each tourist point.
Day 3: CUSCO – CITY TOUR - CUSCO
In the morning our driver will be waiting for your arrival at the city airport to drive you to your hotel, and in the afternoon at approximately 12:30, our guide will go through your hotel to start the City tour where you will You will be able to visit some colonial temples of the city such as the Cusco Cathedral, which is considered the second most beautiful in the entire American continent and inside which stores more than 300 works of art, many of them from the Cusco school that was developed between the years of 1600, we will continue the tour until we reach the famous temple of the sun or Qoricancha that was considered the most important temple in the ancient Inca empire, here the architecture of the place will leave you amazed by the great quality of construction that the place presents.
We will board our transport to leave the city for a moment and in 20 minutes reach the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman where its megalithic constructions with stones weighing up to 120 tons will simply leave us impressed and from which we will also have a panoramic view of the city of Cusco , we will continue the trip by car until we reach the sites of Qenqo, Puca pucara and Tambomachay which, due to their size compared to the others, are small but their importance was very valuable since in Qenqo mummification processes were carried out and in Tambomachay cults of Water .
By late afternoon we will return to the city arriving at approximately 6:30 a.m. where our tour will end near the main square.
Day 4: CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY – AGUAS CALIENTES
At approximately 8 in the morning, our guide will pass by in our private transport to begin our visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas where we will visit the town of Pisac, famous for its craft market and its archaeological center that is located in the upper part of the town. and inside you can see buildings from the Inca era and also one of the largest cemeteries from the pre-colonial era, we will continue the trip through the valley passing through different towns that Coya, Huayllabamba that are mostly producers of white corn which is considered the largest in the world.Approximately at noon we will arrive in the city of Urubamba, which is considered the capital of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it is here where we will take the opportunity to have a buffet lunch and enjoy all the local and Peruvian cuisine in general.
In the afternoon we will continue our trip until we reach the living Inca city popularly known as Ollantaytambo, this place still maintains many evidences of its ancient inhabitants, the Incas, since its streets, squares, and irrigation canals are still considered original from that time. precolonial. We will ascend to the top of the hill to explore its archaeological site where the temple of the sun stands out and is an excellent place to appreciate the beauty of the sacred valley and the Patacancha valley.
After our visit, our guide will take us to the train station to board our train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes for an hour and a half, on this journey you will see how the ecosystem is changing and becoming an area more tropical since we will descend to 2000 meters above sea level.
Already in Aguas Calientes or also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo you can rest and wait for the next day for our visit to Machu Picchu.
Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Early in the morning after breakfast together with our guide we will board the bus that will take us to the main gate of Machu Picchu for 30 minutes, where we will pass the control points to start During our visit, we will go up to the top of the city and be able to have a privileged view of the place and in the same way take advantage of the classic photographs, then our guide will show us each place in the city, we will visit temples, squares and enclosures for approximately 3 hours.
After our tour we will leave the Inca city to board our bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will have time to have lunch and finally board the return train to Ollantaytambo where our driver will be waiting to bring you back to the city of Cusco.
Day 6: CUSCO – AIRPORT
Depending on the departure of your return flight to your country or if you continue your trip to another city or destination, our transport will take you to the terminal so that you can continue your trip.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- City tour Lima + entrance tickets + tourist transport + professional guide
- Ica + Huacanchina all inclusive service
- Free transfer Airport / Hotel / Airport
- City tour + Entrance Tickets + Private Tourist Transportation + Professional Guide
- Sacred Valley + Entrance Tickets + Buffet Lunch + Private Tourist Transportation + Professional Guide
- Machu Picchu + Entrance Tickets + Bus Tickets Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes + Train Ticket Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo + English Tour Guide
- Return transportation Ollantaytambo / Cusco
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Hotel nights in Cusco / Aguas Calientes / Lima (if you want to include le tus know in advance)
- Meals not mentioned
- Travel insurance
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
- Free transfer from the bus station to the hotel
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN CUSCO
All our services start at the airport of the city of Cusco where our driver will be waiting for the arrival of your flight to be able to drive you to the hotel of your choice, this service has no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with your flight details and confirmation 1 or 2 days before your arrival in the city, our staff will be waiting with the Terra Peru Aventuras sign which you have to locate.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE TOURS?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk, or trip then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the tour.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions)
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural tour.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Personal documents
- 30 liter backpack to carry only what is necessary for the 2 days of the tour
- Comfortable clothes
- Long pants
- T-shirts or long-sleeved shirts
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Hat for the sun
- Insect repellent
- Personal hygiene items
- Ziploc bags or similar (to wrap your clothes and avoid soaking them in case of rain)
- Extra money for expenses not included in the tour