SOUTH OF PERU 12 DAYS
Arrive in Lima and transfer to the Hotel.
Free time the rest of the day and hotel night.
Hotel in Lima.
Day 2.- Pisco – Nasca
04:00AM transfer to the Bus station .
04:30AM Bus Cruz Del Sur to Pisco .
07:45AM arrive in Pisco and transfer to visit the Ballestas Island and you can see many sea lions and much kind of sea births, after tour you will go to Nasca by bus Cruz Del Sur..
Arrive in Nazca and transfer to the Hotel.
Hotel in Nasca.
Day 3.- Nasca – Arequipa
After a good breakfast in the hotel we will pick up and transfer to the Airdrome.
Flight over the Nazca lines and visit the Chauchillas cemetery to see the mommies.
15:00PM transfer to take the bus Cruz Del Sur to Arequipa 23.00PM arrive in Arequipa.
Hotel in Arequipa.
Day 4.- Arequipa – Colca Canyon
Pick up 7:30 and at 08:00 am leave Arequipa towards north west directions behind snow-covered Chachani, Yura, small valley with thermal springs, see wild vicuñas in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve (4,500 masl/14,850 ft)., Alpacas & llamas in Tocra, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, Andean goose, ducks, Andean eagle "Kara Kara" view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m.)(15,000ft.), See the Ampato, Sabancaya, Walca Walca, etc.) Once reach Chivay Capital of the valley we will leave our things at the hotel. then have lunch .After lunch at 3:00pm the bus is going to pick us up ,then we will visit Coporaque town place where we will start hiking for approximately 2 hours we will enjoy watching the nature and beautiful landscapes, also we will see an pre-Inca Cemetery . Around 5:00 after hiking we will enjoy the hot spring at the Calera ,the water temperature range from 35º a 38º degree Celsius . at 8:00pm dinner with a folklore show.
Day 5.- Colca Canyon – Arequipa
Early morning after breakfast we will leave toward the "cross of the condor "strategic viewpoint. Lookout and see the deep of the canyon & the flight of the Condor. Stone scale models, some pre Inca graves, when we will return we will see beautiful typical towns, like Yanque & Maca, colonial churches, gently people with typical needlework dresses, hundreds of pre Inca terraces still in use with Andean growing like Corn, Quinoa, Kiwicha (Amaranto), etc. Time for lunch and then return to Arequipa (18:00 approx. in Arequipa).
Hotel in Arequipa.
Day 6.- Arequipa – Puno
08:30AM Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the bus station to take the bus Cruz del Sur to Puno, 5 hours after you will arrive in Puno and someone from Liz´s Explorer will transfer you to the Hotel.
Hotel in Puno.
Day 7.- Titicaca Lake
Early in the morning (6:40am) you will be picked up from your hotel, and then transferred to the harbor. We start off our boat excursion of Lake Titicaca by visiting The Uros Floating Islands, a small community that lives on these interesting reed Islands. After, we continue our journey towards "Taquile Island" (2 hour aprox.), a traditional Quechua, Spanish speaking community, full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating back to the pre- Inca times. The most characteristic garments are the so-called "Chullo", a knitted hat with an earflap. When we reach the shores of Taquile Island, we have to walk up along a narrow path, enjoying on the way nice views of the Titicaca Lake.
At the top of the Island the guide will explain the culture of Taquile, then you will have free time to explore this place on your own and afterwards you will meet the group for lunch at one local restaurant.
After lunch, we will descent to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno. We will be back in Puno by 5:00 pm approximately
Hotel in Puno.
Day 8.- Puno – Cusco
07:00AM We pick up you from the hotel and transfer to the bus station and we take the First Class bus to Cusco, A Professional Bi-lingual Staff. Guided Tours to Pucará and Museum (Archeological Centers), La Raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, and a Buffet Lunch in Sicuani Village. The journey is about 9 hours. (You will live a different experience very close to Inca's customs because people who live in these places still have the same way Inkas used to live.) You can also buy some Souvenirs, take all the pics you want there are beautiful landscapes. We'll arrive in Cusco at 05:00PM and transfer to the hotel.
Hotel in Cusco.
Day 9.- Cusco – City Tour
13:30PM Pick up from your hotel for your City tour visiting 2 temples in the city (the cathedral and Qoricancha – temple of the sun) and 4 archeological sites out side of the city (Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucará and Tambomachay).
Hotel in Cusco.
Day 10.- Sacred Valley
After your breakfast in your hotel we will pick you up from the hotel to go visit the:
08:30AM Pick up from the hotel, Then the bus will come to pick us up and go toward Pisaq (50 min approx.) ,during the trip from Cusco To Pisaq we will stop at a natural viewpoint where we will be able to make out the whole Sacred Valley .
The Sacred Valley was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas; its combination of agreeable climate and fertile plains bestow an unusual abundance for the high Andes.
Later on, we will drive towards Pisaq typical market which is certainly the most famous, handicrafts markets in all of South America and visit the archeological place of Pisac 2,950 masl. At the ruins you can see a fine art of stone works and impressive agricultural terraces. After visit Pisaq we will continue our trip toward Urubamba place where we will stop to have lunch .After lunch we will continue driving to the archeological place of Ollantaytambo 2,700 masl, an important Inca construction built during the Inca's heydays. This is an extraordinary Inca place where besides the ruins you may also see an amazing rock formation representing the Inca god Wiracocha. And finally we are going to visit Chinchero 3,762 masl Afterwards, we will return to Cusco arriving approx 6:30pm.
Hotel in Cusco.
Day 11.- Machupicchu Tour
After early breakfast in your hotel we will pick up you for the:
Early in the morning around 6:20 a.m we will pick you from the your hotel to take to the train station .the Back Packer train leaves at 6:50 a.m which is like 4 hours into the train journey till Aguas Calientes .Once you arrive to Aguas Calientes town, the representative of Liz`s Explorer will take to the terminal to catch the Bus up to Machupicchu which is like 30 mins approximately Once you be there we will have guided tour for (2-3 hours)where you will explore the most important and interesting places in Machupicchu after that you will have free time to explorer by your self aprox.1 hours to make a more pictures or to climb to the big mountain of Waynapicchu 2634masl.
After all your time that you spend in Machupicchu you should take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco leaves at 05:00 p.m arriving in the evening around 09:20 p.m that is with Back Packer train and once you arrive to Cusco we will take from the train station to your hotel which is the end of your tour.
Hotel in Cusco.
On this day we do the transfer to the bus station or airport to continue your travel out of Cusco.
All Transfers .
11 nights hotel + breakfast .
English speaking guide for all the tours.
Entrance fees to all places to visit .
All bus tickets in CRUZ DEL SUR or similar companies.
All the bus transportations for the tours .
Train tickets to Machupicchu round trip (there are two classes of train to Machupicchu – Vistadome & Back Packer) .
We can make programs to all your needs; also we can make this entire program on fewer days using night buses.
This tour you can use as a base, you can add the 2 or 4 days Inca trail or extend this tour wit a visit to the jungle in Manu or Puerto Maldonado.
Ask for our private service.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR YOUR FREE PICK UP
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