The South and the Enigmatic Lines of Nazca

Lima – Ica – Arequipa – Cusco
Líneas de Nazca
Líneas de Nazca

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Líneas de Nazca
Líneas de Nazca

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Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights

Location: Lima - Coast/Ica - Coast/Arequipa - Andes/Cusco - Andes

Height: Lima (center) - 154 m.a.s.l/Ica - 406 m.a.s.l/Arequipa - 2,335 m.a.s.l/ Cusco - 3,400 m.a.s.l

Difficulty: Low/medium

 

 

Day 01: Lima

Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Lima at the designated hotel.

Meals: None.

 

Day 02: Lima -City Lima Tour - Museum of Archeology & Larco Museum

In the morning, we will have the best excursion to know Lima and its history. We begin our tour with a panoramic view of the "Pucllana Pyramid", magnificent ceremonial center. We visit the Historical Center of Lima, where you will appreciate more than fifty monuments and colonial buildings, highlighting the Paseo de la República, Plaza San Martín, the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, and the Municipal Palace between others. We will enter one of the most important convents of the seventeenth century, the Santo Domingo Convent, where the relics of the three Peruvian saints Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías are still preserved. After the visit to Lima, we will taste a lunch. We will continue our tour through the two most emblematic museums of the city of Lima; we will visit two beautiful colonial mansions that house the most important collections of gold, ceramics, textiles and art of pre-Hispanic Peru. First, we will know the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, is the oldest state museum in Peru, its importance lies in the varied cultural heritage exhibited in its exhibition rooms of ceramics, textiles, metals, organic material, lithic and human remains preserved with techniques that still surprise the specialists. Then we will visit the Larco Museum, considered one of the best museums in Latin America. Its rooms exhibit the best and most complete collection of gold and silver of pre-Hispanic Peru in the world. As well It is known for its large warehouses and erotic ceramics exhibition rooms of the main pre-Inca cultures of the north of the country such as Mochica, Chimú, Sicán and Lambayeque among others. After our visit, return to the hotel. Accommodation in Lima at the designated hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

 

Day 03: Lima/Paracas/Ica

At the indicated time transfer from the hotel to the terrapuerto to board the bus category tourism to the city of Paracas, Arrival and transfer to the pier to board and embark on the sliders that will take us to the Ballestas Islands, where we can appreciate from very close its fabulous marine fauna, as large colonies of sea lions and if we are lucky, groups of Humboldt Penguins, among other species. After the tour we will go to the city of Ica to visit the Regional Museum of Ica and appreciate our own pre-Inca cultures that were developed in the region. We will continue our tour with a visit to the "Laguna de la Huacachina" and we will also enjoy a little adventure doing a tubular and sandboarding tour through the dunes of the region. Accommodation in Ica at the designated hotel.

Meals: breakfast and lunch.

Day 04: Ica / Nazca / Arequipa

At a coordinated time, transfer to the city of Nazca to board the plane that flew over the famous and "Enigmatic Nazca Lines" located in the Pampas of San José. These zoomorphic and geometric lines were studied by the German archaeologist Maria Reiche Neuman and the anthropologist. American Paul Kosok, she was also called "The Lady of the Desert", arrived in Peru in 1932 and years later she studied them until 1993 of her sad death, according to her studies these lines were an astronomical calendar that they did the ancient Peruvians. In the overflight, you can observe the mysterious and enigmatic lines that were drawn in different parts of the area, including figures of plants and animals such as the Monkey, the Hummingbird, the Condor, the Dog, among others. They were drawn by ancient inhabitants of the Nazca culture and it is still studied as the largest astronomical calendar in the world made in soil. Finishing the overflight transfer to a lococal restaurant to enjoy a lunch, and then transfer to the terrapuertos to board the bus category tourism to the city of Arequipa. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.

Meals: breakfast and lunch.

 

Day 05: Arequipa - City Tour - Arequipa & Santa Catalina Convent

Free morning to acclimatize to the altitude or to carry out personal activities. In the afternoon we will start our tour to the city of Arequipa called "The White City", you can appreciate the colonial architecture of the city, mansions, churches and public buildings made with volcanic stone and sillar stone. In our tour, you will visit the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Casonas Coloniales, then visit some viewpoints such as Yanahuara and Carmen Alto, then we will visit the Convent of Santa Catalina, appreciate its colonial architecture, gardens, narrow streets, and other passages. attractive After the tour, return to the hotel. Accommodation in Arequipa at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

Arequipa
Arequipa

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Catedral de Arequipa
Catedral de Arequipa

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Convento de Santa Catalina
Convento de Santa Catalina

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Arequipa
Arequipa

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Day 06: Arequipa / Colca Canyon

Today we will leave very early to know the "Colca Canyon", the second deepest canyon in America and the fourth deepest canyon in the world, in this incredible excursion you can admire Andean landscapes, flora and fauna of the area which includes the Condor and its majestic flight through the canyon, to this wonderful experience adds the landscapes that gives the canyon that is 4,165 meters deep. Once the tour is finished, we will go to the town of Chivay to enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation in Chivay or its surroundings in the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch.

 

Day 07: Colca Canyon / Arequipa.

Today we will go on an Andean tour to La Cruz del Cóndor, place located and privileged geographically located to appreciate the Colca Canyon and get the best view, here we can appreciate the depth of the canyon and the most spectacular is to appreciate the majestic flight of the Condor, After the visit we will go to the town of Chivay to enjoy a lunch. Return to the city of Arequipa. Accommodation in Arequipa at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch.

Day 08: Arequipa/Cusco 

Transfer from the hotel to the airport to board the flight to the city of Cusco. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon for personal activities. Accommodation in Cusco at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 09: Cusco - City Tour Cusco & Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán - Cusco

Free morning for personal activities. In the afternoon, we will begin our visit to the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco. You can admire the wonderful Inca and Spanish legacy of the colony. Visit among other attractions the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built, you can also admire the Plaza de Armas and its colonial architectural legacies. Finished the visit to the city we will go to the outskirts to be able to appreciate the four more important archaeological rest like Sacsayhuamán, Kenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. Return to the city. Accommodation in Cusco at the designated hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 10: Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Very early, we will go to the railway station, to board the train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes and station of the same name. In this station, our staff will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the citadel of Machu Picchu (meaning "Old Mountain" in Quechua), considered a masterpiece of Inca architecture and engineering. Our wonder of the world is located at 2,450 m.a.s.l. In our guided we will be able to appreciate all its majesty. After the visit we will go down to the village to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Finished the tour return to the city. Accommodation in the city of Cusco at the designated hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

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Day 11: Cusco 

Transfer from the hotel to the airport to board your flight to the city of Lima, arrival and direct connection with your international flight.

Meals: Breakfast.

End of the program

Included:

  • Transfers of entrance and exit in private service.

  • Excursions scheduled in shared service (English or Spanish).

  • Official bilingual tourism guides.

  • FD City tour Lima & Museums of Lima.

  • HD Excursion to the Ballestas Islands.

  • HD City Tour Ica & Regional Museum.

  • Visit Laguna de la Huacachina.

  • Overflight to the Nazca Lines.

  • HD City Tour Arequipa.

  • 02 days / 01 night excursion to the Colca Canyon.

  • HD City Tour Cusco & Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuamán.

  • FD Excursion to the citadel of Machu Picchu by train tourist category.

  • 02 nights in Lima.

  • 01 night in Ica.

  • 03 nights in Arequipa.

  • 01 night at the Colca Canyon.

  • 03 nights accommodation in Cusco.

  • 10 breakfasts.

  • 06 lunches.

 

Not included:

  • National and international plane tickets.

  • Meals not mentioned in the program.

  • Additional nights for cancellation of flights.

  • Extra expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, consumption of the bar.

  • Other expenses not indicated in the itinerary.