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15 Days Peru Trip/Lima/Nazca/Colca/Machu Picchu..

Lima
USD:$ 1500
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Additional Info
  • Price: USD:$ 1500
  • Location: Lima
  • Tour Day: 15
  • Open Date: All Year
  • Departures: Every Day
  • Tour Type: Cultural
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Starting Point: Lima
  • Discount: 10%
  Program Detail:
  Tour Sumary and Places Visit:

⇒ This program  of two week tour is the summon from the momentous stages in the Peruvian history which shaped this diverse and rich country whose culture fascinates all kind of visitors regardless their interests. LIMA - ICA - PARACAS - NASCA - AREQUIPA - PUNO - CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU - LIMA

 

√  Day 01: … / Lima
√  Day 02: Lima / City Tours / Ica
√  Day 03: Ica / Paracas / Nasca
√  Day 04: Nasca / Arequipa
√  Day 05: Arequipa / City Tours
√  Day 06: Arequipa / Colca Valley
√  Day 07: Colca Canyon / Arequipa
√  Day 08: Arequipa / Sillustani / Puno
√  Day 09: Puno / Uros and Taquile Islands / Puno
√  Day 10: Puno / Cusco (B)
√  Day 11: Cusco / City Tour (B)
√  Day 12: Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas / Cusco
√  Day 13: Cusco/ Machu Picchu / Cusco
√  Day 14: Cusco / Lima
√  Day 15: Lima / …?
 

 

  Tour Inclusions & Options
  • - Accommodation at selected hotels/breakfast
  • - Meals as described in the itinerary
  • - Permanent Tour Leader
  • - Transfers, (tours and excursions)
  • - All entrance fees.
  Trip Itinerary:

Day 01: Reception and transfer to the selected hotel.
Overnight.

 

Day 02: Breakfast at hotel:
⇒  In the morning, you will embark on a city tour of Lima historical center and modern Lima. This tour includes the main square where the Government Palace, the Cathedral, and the Municipal Palace are found. Also a visit to San Francisco Convent and its famous catacombs is included.
Then the tour proceeds to the residential and modern quarters of San Isidro and Miraflores and the tour ends up at the seaside where you will contemplate the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.
Transfer to the bus station to board your Pullman bus bound for the southern town of Ica (regular service).
The ride takes four hours and half.
Overnight.

Day 03: Breakfast at hotel:
⇒  06:30 hrs Transfer to Paracas and arrival to the pier to board your boat and start off your excursion to Ballestas Islands which is also known as the “Little Galapagos”. From the sea we can contemplate "El Candelabro" which is a geoglyph, carved on a hillside on the way to Ballestas islands.
Departure to Nazca by bus in the afternoon.
Arrival lodging and overnight.

Day 04: Breakfast at hotel:
⇒  In the morning, transfer to the local airfield to over fly the mysterious and enigmatic Nazca Lines.
Return to the hotel.
In the afternoon, transfer to the bus station to board your bus for Arequipa.
Arrival to Arequipa around midnight.
Transfer to the hotel.
Check in overnight.

Day 05: Morning off to rest:
⇒  In the afternoon, city tour of the most attractive spots of the city and a visit to the Monasterio de Santa Catalina.
Overnight.


Day 06: After breakfast, departure for the Colca Valley:
⇒  Along the way, you will visit La Vicuña's National Reserve at Pampa Cañahuas and Vizcachani. At Pampa Toqra y Patapampa you will contemplate the wonderful flora and fauna of the region.
Arrival to the town of Chivay.
In the afternoon, you will visit the hot spring water of la Calera.
Lodging and overnight.

 

Day 07: After breakfast, at a pre-arranged hour you will set off for Mirador Cruz del Condor:

⇒  Where you will admire the incredible beauty of the Colca Canyon and the majestic flight of the Condors soaring high over the canyon.
On the way back to Chivay, you will admire the hanging tombs of Choquetico and Litomaquetas, the Mirador of Terrazas and finally the towns of Pinchollo, Maca y Yanque with their churches and typical squares.
Arrival to Chivay.
In the afternoon, return to Arequipa.
Lodging and overnight.

Day 08: After breakfast, transfer to the Arequipa's airport and departure to Juliaca, Puno:
⇒  Along the way, you will visit the old pre Inca cemetery of Sillustani where the cylindrical shape towers known as chullpas are found.
Arrival to Puno.
Lodging and overnight.

Day 09: After breakfast, full day excursion in the highest navigable lake of the world, the Lake Titicaca:
⇒  First you will visit the floating islands of Uros which is inhabited by the old Aymara. These people have kept their traditions and customs generation after generation. Then the journey continues to the Taquile Island where you will have the opportunity to appreciate the their handicraft and textiles.
Lunch in Taquile.
Return to Puno and overnight. 


Day 10: After breakfast, transfer to bus station and departure to the city of Cusco:
⇒  The ride, which takes approximately eight hours, will allow to contemplate the wild meadows of the Andean plateau and also typical Andean towns. There will also be brief port of calls at Pukara, La Raya, Wiracochas Temple at Raqchi and finally at the little chapel of Andahuaylillas.
Arrival at Cusco.
Transfer to the hotel.
Check in and lodging.

Day 11: After breakfast, rest of the morning at your leisure:
⇒  Visit to the most attractive places in the city and naturally to the four most important nearby ruins Qenqo, Puca Pucará, Tambomachay y Sacsayhuaman.
Return to Cusco and overnight.

Day 12:  After breakfast:
⇒  You will depart to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas” by bus in the morning. The first stop on route is in the picturesque town of Pisac, which is famous for its Indian market. In this market one has the opportunity to bargain with the local vendors and is set up only three times a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Lunch buffet is included.
Then the journey proceeds to Ollantaytambo where you will admire and visit this majestic fortress, and the town of Chinchero.
Return to Cusco.
Overnight.

Day 13: After  breakfast, transfer to the train station:
⇒  Departure for Machu Picchu in a panoramic ride which takes three hours and a half.
Arrival to Aguas Calientes.
Transfer to the citadel by a bus shuttle service. Guided tour throughout the Sacred Citadel of the Incas. The visit includes the Intihuatana - the Solar Clock, the Watchtower, the Incas Palace, the Three Windows etc.
Return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
Buffet lunch is included.
Return to Cusco by train.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight.

Day 14: Breakfast at hotel:
⇒  Transfer to Cusco's airport for your flight back to Lima.
Arrival to Lima and transfer to hotel.
Rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight

Day 15: Breakfast at hotel:
⇒  Transfer to airport to board your international flight.

 

  Rates & Hotels:
  Minimun 02 Participants:

⇒  In this Program we will require a tour deposit of 50% per person payable within five days of All Trek Top Expeditions confirming your tour booking. (this payment in advance is destined to buy the Machu Picchu permissions and booking train tickes, hotels etc..

 

 ¨Rates  are based on double occupancy¨

 

You may choose the quality of the hotel 

   ACCOMODATION QUALITY CLASS ROOM PRICE
Luxury ★★★★★ Standar
USD$: 3,235
Best Value ★★★ Standar USD$: 2,235
Budget ★★ Standar USD$: 1,500

*The Price are per person (American Dollars)

 

*(1) IMPORTANT: Standard Accomodations
Hotel rooms are typically designed and equipped for two travelers. They usually feature a queen- or king-sized bed or two double beds, which are meant to provide adequate comfort for two travelers. If you travel alone, you still have access to the same accommodations as two travelers, so you will typically pay the same rate as if you were traveling with a companion.

*(2)  All reservations must be made well in advance (1 and 2 month is recommended especially during the months June, July and August). Earlier is better due to restrictions on the numbers of peoples in Machu picchu.

*(3)  Importan Note:  We can customize and tailor-make your trip to suit your specific needs and desires – whatever these may be. Our primary concerns are your safety and comfort. All of our packages are built to be as fully inclusive as possible while still giving you the flexibility to spend your vacation time as you wish.

 

  Basic Travel Tips about Peru:
  Informations for Travelers.

⇒  Peru is located on the central west coast of South America: 

Its neighboring countries are: Ecuador and Colombia to the N; Chile to the S; Brazil and Bolivia to the E; and the Pacific Ocean to the W. It is the third largest country in South America, with a surface area of 1 285 215,6 km2 (larger than France, Spain, and Germany combined) distributed approximately in the following manner: 12% coastal territory, 28% Andean highlands and 60% Amazon jungle. Its capital, Lima, is located in the coastal area, where the country's greatest economic activities take place.

⇒  Time Zone:

Peruvian time is five hours past Greenwich Mean Time and is similar to Eastern Standard Time in the United States (except when the U.S. goes on daylight savings time from April to October). In reference to other cities, when it is noon in Peru, it is: Santiago de Chile and Caracas 13:00 Rio de Janeiro 14:00 New York 12:00 Tokyo 03:00

⇒  Weather:

 Peru's climate may be divided into two: The Western Andes and the Desert Coast. On the Coast, it does not rain and the temperature is warm trough the year. On the other hand, in the Andes, there are two seasons: Rainy and dry. As Cusco is situated in the Eastern Andes its rainy season is between October and May.

The rest of the year, it is dry: Rainy time, starting in October/ November has its own maximum in January, continuing until March/ April. In some years, it has meant landslides, floods, etc.
In High altitude cities, it is cold in the evenings but sunny and warm in the mornings. It is even possible to wear t-shirts, but when the sun sets it gets really chilly so please bring a warm sweater (or buy an alpaca one in Cusco) and a good jacket.

⇒  Altitude :
- Lima: Sea level, 54 m / 177 ft (a.s.l) (above sea level)
- Cusco: 3,360 m / 11, 028 ft (a.s.l)
- Machu Picchu: 2,400 m / 7,875 ft (a.s.l)
- Urubamba Valley: 2,850 m / 9,348 ft (a.s.l)

⇒  Water
Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical content varies from place to
place. To avoid problems, we recommend you to always drink bottled water.

⇒  Visas
All travelling passengers should refer to their closest Peruvian Embassy to check which visas are required, although current visa requirements may be subject to change at any time.

⇒  Language
The official languages of Peru are Spanish, spoken by 73% of the population, and
Quechua spoken by 24% of Peruvians. English is widely spoken in hotels and shops.

⇒  Currency
Peru's official currency is the Nuevo sol ; its symbol is S/. The denominations in circulation are bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 nuevos soles; coins of 1, 2, and 5 nuevos soles; and coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 céntimos of a nuevo sol. US$ are widely accepted. At the moment, US$ 1.00 is worth around 3.20 Nuevos Soles.

⇒  Tipping
Whilst tipping is a personal matter, we are happy to give some guidelines: Most restaurants add a 10% tip. The total tip should be about 15%.Doorkeepers should be tipped 1 US$ per bag. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip.

⇒ Photography:

If you are taking photographs of local people, always ask their permission beforehand. Your guide can assist you in this. Do not take photographs of military installations or airports. Film is readily available in all tourist areas. It is advisable to carry your camera in a dust-proof bag. Photography or camera fees are applicable at most sights and museums; your guide can give you details of the latest charges.

⇒  Electricity:

Peru's electrical current is 220 volts AC 60 cycles. However, special travel adapters can be purchased to enable all normal plugs to fit all mains sockets.

⇒  Vaccinations:

Full details of the latest health requirements should be obtained from an authorized medical source, such as your doctor and/or HBS Health Services (ask for Sharon Follayttar). There are no mandatory health requirements for Peru. Because you are visiting Andean areas, don't forget to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. Be sure to try hot tea or infusion of coca leaves on your arrival in the altitude; during your first day move slowly and eat lightly.

⇒  Peruvian Gastronomy:
Peruvian cuisine is highly varied and spicy. Some of our typical dishes are: "cebiche" (raw fish marinated in lemon juice), "aji de gallina" (de-boned chicken cooked in a milk and aji sauce), and "anticuchos" (shish kebabs of beef heart and meat), apart from the typical dishes from each region. Be sure to try "Pisco Sour", Peru's typical mixed drink prepared with pisco, lemon, egg white and sugar.

  Know Before You Book
  Details that help:

√  Cusco - Machu Picchu hotels are in high demand this dates
√  Children 2 and younger are complimentary.
√  At least 2 people are required for the private tour to take place.
√  Double occupancy room rates are per person, based on a minimum of 2 people sharing a room with twin or double beds.
√  Single rooms for 1 occupant are priced per person.
√  Book based on your desired hotel class: Budget, Best Value, or Luxury.
√  Tour is offered in English and Spanish.
√  This activity begins at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, and ends at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima.
√  Please provide your flight details to arrange
√  Pickup is available from Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima on day 1. Please provide your flight details to arrange

 

⇒ The  Flight:  Cusco/ Lima are not included in the tour but we can help book. Consider it!

 

⇒ Important Recommendations: (to carry with you)

⇒ Personal Items:

→ Spare contact lenses or prescription glasses. Make sure you have glasses along if you regularly wear contact lens.
→ Biodegradable soap/shampoo, wet wipes, tooth brush, tooth paste, etc.
→ Light towel
→ Sun screen min. SPF 30 and lip balm
→ Freezer Ziploc bags, to protect camera, binoculars, etc. from dust.
→ Toilet paper. Bring 2-3 rolls along and always have one in your day pack.
→ Energy bars, or chocolate bars, dry fruit or sweets
→ Powdered sports drinks (e.g. Isostar or Gatorade) to remove taste from treated water and improve hydration.

⇒ Personal First Aid Kit:
→ Aspirin / Tylenol / Ibuprofen
→ Diarrhea (Imodium)
→ Antibiotic (Cipro) (consult your physician - prescription required)
→ Gastrointestinal medication (Pepto Bismol)
→ Diamox (not necessary, a question of personal choice. Check with your physician -prescription required)
→ Band aids, sterile gauze pads, porous adhesive tape, bandages, blister pads (Moleskin or similar)
→ Flu and cold medication, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant
→ Insect repellent
→Instant hand sanitizer

 

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