Perú Land of the Incas
- Visited Destinations:
The Nazca Lines, discovered in 1927, are the most extraordinary legacy left by a culture that flourished in 300 BC. The lines are a series of complex designs, some up to 300 meters long which can only be seen in their true dimension from the sky, from an altitude of at least 1,500 feet. The Nazca culture is not believed to have been capable of manned flight. But the question remains as to how they crafted the drawings, what technology they used and what purpose the lines served.
Arr. Lima. Transfer to hotel. Seafood lunch at waterfront restaurant. Afternoon City Tour & visit superb Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. o/n Htl. La Hacienda.DAY 2
Early morning coastal drive (3hrs) to the Paracas Peninsular wildlife Reserve. Afternoon free to relax at beautiful Htl Casa Andina..DAY 3
Morning cruise to the Ballestas Islands (a mini Galapagos). Afternoon drive to Nazca. O/n Htl. Nazca.DAY 4
Morning flight. In small aircraft. Over the famous Nazca Lines. Afternoon drive (5hrs) back to Lima. O/n Htl. Casa Andina.DAY 5
Early morning flight (1 hr) to Arequipa. Visit the remarkable Santa Catalina Monastery Afternoon picnic at the lovely Molino de Sabandia. Set below the ‘classic' volcano "El Misti" o/n Htl. Casa Andina..DAY 6
Short morning flight to Juliaca and drive (1 hr) to Puno -set on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Afternoon visit to Sillustani ruins and a "shopping tour" -chance to purchase some of the superb locally made Alpaca wool products. O/n Htl. Casa Andina Tikarani..DAY 7
Full day cruising on Lake Titicaca -including visit to Taquile island (a small community of weavers) and the Uros Islands (the famous "floating" totora reed Islands). O/n Htl.Casa Andina Tikarani.DAY 8
Early morning departure for spectacular train journey (10hrs) to Cusco (11.200'). o/n El Novo HotelDAY 9
Full day in this remarkable city -including a City Tour, a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and chance to explore and shop. Evening show of Andean music and dance. o/n Htl. El Novo HotelDAY 10
Morning drive (1 hr) to Chinchero a beautiful market town, renowned for its superb weavings. Late afternoon drive (1hr) down to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to Yucay (9400) o/n Htl. La Casona de Yucay.DAY 11
Early morning drive (1/2hrs) to Ollantaytambo and train journey (90 minutes) to Machupicchu. Tour of the superb ruins site. O/n in Hotel Inti Inn.DAY 12
Full day in Machupicchu to explore ruins. Late afternoon train ride back to Ollantaytambo, Htl. Pakaritampu.DAY 13
Morning visit to ruins and village of Ollantaytambo and short drive back to Cusco via Pisaq. Farewell supper o/n Htl. El Novo Hotel.DAY 14
Morning flight back to Lima.
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