Perú Land of the Incas
- Visited Destinations:
The Peruvian coastline is formed by a long snaking desert hemmed in between the sea and the mountains. The Andes to the east and the cold Humboldt sea current that runs along the coast are what make this area so arid. From the Sechura desert to the Nazca plains and the Atacama desert, the dry coastal terrain is occasionally split by valleys covered by a thick layer of cloud and drizzle in the winter.
Arr. Lima. Transfer. to hotel Seafood lunch in waterfront restaurant. Afternoon City Tour & visit museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. O/n Htl La Hacienda.DAY 2
Drive (3hrs), in private “custom-built" overland vehicle, south along pacific coast to Paracas Peninsular Wildlife Reserve. Afternoon visiting Reserve sites & chance to swim and snorkel. O/n Htl.Casa Andina. DAY 3
Morning cruise to Ballestas Islands (Peru’s mini-Galapagos).pm drive (3hrs) to Nazca. O/n Htl. Nazca.DAY 4
Early am over flight of Nazca Lines. (10 hours), with rest stop & picnic lunch, drive to Arequipa. O/n Htl. Queens Villa.DAY 5
Morning City Tour. Spectacular drive (3hrs) to the Colca Canyon deeper than the Grand Canyon. O/n Colca Lodge.DAY 6
Early am drive to The Cross of the Condor. Back to Arequipa. Hotel Queens Villa.DAY 7
Fly to Juliaca and transfer. to Puno on Lake Titicaca. O/n Htl. Casa Andina Tikarani.DAY 8
Cruise on lake to visit Uros "floating Islands" and chance to sail a traditional totora-reed boat. Visit local ruins. O/n Htl. Casa Andina Tikarani.DAY 9
Early am departure for spectacular high-altitude drive (6 hrs) to Cusco Htl Royal Inca IIDAY 10
Full day in Cusco. City & Local Ruins Tour. O/n Royal Inca IIDAY 11
Drive (1 hr) to Sacred Valley of the Incas to tour the Villages & Ruins of Pisaq & Ollantaytambo. O/n in Hotel Pakaritampu.DAY 12
Trains to Machupicchu. Full day exploring to the ruins. Late pm train back to Cusco. O/n Royal Inca II DAY 13
Full day drive into jungle for overnight at a deep jungle lodge.DAY 14
Early am departure in sturdy "outboard powered" dugout canoes to Boca Manu. At this point were entering them recently declared Manu Reserve a "virgin jungle paradise" .o/n riverside camp.
DAY 15 Full day cruising downriver. O/n riverside camp.
DAY 16 Full day cruising downriver. O/n riverside camp.
DAY 17 Morning cruising downriver to jungle settlement of Laberinto -for deep jungle drive (4hrs) to Puerto Maldonado. o/n Tourist Htl.
DAY 18 Mid-morning flight (via Cusco) to Lima.
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