RUMBO EXPLORA – 09DAYS-08NIGHTS PACKAGE
Lima / Nazca / Paracas / Cusco / Machupicchu / Lima
Travel from the coastal city of Lima across to the soaring Andean mountains to Cusco and Machupicchu, capital of the Inca Empire and onto the vast altiplano – Puno with its unique floating islands on Lake Titicaca and the funeral towers of Sillustani. Besides the deepest Colca Canyon and the rainforest Puerto Maldonado. Destinations known for their unique natural beauty, history, and cultural traditions.
This journey begin in Lima, the capital of Peru. Enjoy our personalized touring to your interests, such as an insider tour of the impressive historic district (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a visit to colonial churches and catacombs, plaza de armas, Miraflores & San Isidro districts and museums.
Next, early morning travel along the Peruvian coast from Lima to Ica. Take a glider (fast boat) to visit the Ballestas Islands a huge variety of marine birds, sea lions, penguins and more than 60 species. (Locally known as aves guaneras) for their production of guano – droppings used as fertilizer, which constitute the habitat to large concentrations colonies in their natural environment. You will pass near the Candelabro (another ancient sand design). The following day transfer to Nazca airport to board a Grand Caravan airplane, seating 12 passengers. Overflight of the Nazca and Palpa Lines discovered in 1927, we will have the chance to see and photograph this immense Pre-Incan astronomical calendar, a series of crafted drawings, such a spider, a hummingbird, a monkey some up to 300 meters long, which can only be seen in their true dimension from an altitude of at least 1,500 feet. (1:40 hours). Then return to Lima.
Continue, fly to Cusco, and transfer to the higher elevation, stay at the city’s most historic and distinguished hotel. Your guide will lead you through the narrow streets as you learn about the fascinating Incan and Spanish history in the city. Visit important archaeological sites just outside of the city. In the evenings, enjoy a dining at Cusco’s top restaurants. The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley) for a one night stay. Your guide will ensure you experience the best of the local culture during visits to indigenous markets and villages, gentle walks or hikes to important Inca sites, and meetings with local weavers. Spend the following day travelling by train to Aguas Calientes. Continue to Machupicchu and walk near the ruins. Your tour guide will teach you about the fascinating history of the site and ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the surroundings. Additional activities can also be arranged, upon request, with a local expert or an evening cultural performance.
On your final day, fly back to Lima for an overnight stay then connect with your onward flight to Home.
Day 01: Arrive in Lima (-/-/-)
Arrival in Lima airport, reception, assistance and private transfer with escort guide from airport to hotel. Overnight in Lima
Day 02: Lima (B/-/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning private tour of Lima city and major attractions, including visits to the Cathedral and Convent of San Francisco, the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores districts. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Lima
Day 03: Lima – Paracas – Nazca (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Early morning land transfer from Lima to Paracas for your 02Days-01Night Lima-Nazca-Lima program, with private car and guide. Arrival in Paracas village and transfer to port. Excursion to the Ballestas Islands. Then drive to Nazca village. Overnight in Nazca
Day 04: Nazca – Lima (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Transfer to airport of Nazca for overflight of Nazca and Palpa Lines with escort guide. Lunch included during trip. Return to Lima and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Lima
Day 05: Lima – Cusco (B/-/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning private transfer from hotel to airport with escort guide for flight to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco, reception, assistance and private transfer from airport to hotel with escort guide. Afternoon half-day tour of Cusco with private guide including Cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery (Qoricancha), and nearby ruins of Sacsahuayman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca pucara. Overnight in Cusco
Day 06: Sacred Valley (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Full-day private touring to sacred valley, including visit to Awanacancha (Andean textile center), Pisac ruins & market and Ollantaytambo fortress. Overnight in Sacred Valley
Day 07: Machupicchu (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station for your train to Machupicchu. Departure on Vistadome class train to Machupicchu. Arrival in Machupicchu village, reception, assistance and transfer to hotel for 01 night. Afternoon excursion to Machupicchu including round trip bus tickets and entrance fees to Machupicchu citadel with private guide. Overnight in Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes
Day 08: Machupicchu – Cusco (B/L/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning second entrance, including round trip bus tickets and entrance fees to Machupicchu citadel for your excursion to Huaynapicchu Mountain. Afternoon return trip by train from Machupicchu village to Ollanta train station. Reception and private transfer to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco
Day 09: Cusco – Lima – Home (B/-/-)
Buffet Breakfast included at hotel. Morning private transfer from hotel to airport with escort guide for flight to Lima. Arrival in Lima, reception and assistance for your connecting international flight.
END OF OUR SERVICES
- HOTELS: CATEGORY 3***
- IN LIMA: Hotel Casa Andina Classic, Tambo II or similar
- IN NAZCA: Hotel Casa Hacienda Nazca, Alegria or similar
- IN CUSCO: Hotel Ruinas, San Agustin Internacional or similar
- IN SACRED VALLEY: Hotel Inkallpa, San Agustin Internacionla or similar
- IN MACHUPICCHU: Hotel Casa Andina Classic, Tierra Viva or similar
- COST OF PACKAGE: US$2053 person (double occupancy – in group tour)
- COST OF PACKAGE: US$2585 per person (double occupancy – in private tour)
- HOTELS: CATEGORY 4****
- IN LIMA: Hotel Sonesta El Olivar, San Agustin Excusive or similar
- IN NAZCA: Hotel Majoro, Nuevo Cantalloc or similar
- IN CUSCO: Hotel Novotel, Jose Antonio or similar
- IN SACRED VALLEY: Hotel Pakaritampu, San Agustin Monasterio or similar
- IN MACHUPICCHU: Hotel Casa Andina Classic, Tierra Viva or similar
- COST OF PACKAGE: US$ 00.00 per person (double occupancy – in group tour)
- COST OF PACKAGE: US$ 00.00 per person (double occupancy – in private tour)
THE ITINERARY INCLUDES:
Domestic airfares: Overflight Nazca lines, Lima/Cusco, Cusco/Lima
Airport tax: It is included in the plane ticket
Airport tax: at Nazca airport, tax is paid locally
Hotel accommodation: As indicated in the itinerary
Meals: As indicated in the itinerary
Transfers: Private transportation + escort guide as indicated in the itinerary
Tour guides: English-Spanish speaking guides, as indicated in the itinerary
Land transport Lima/Nazca/Lima
Guided tour of Cusco city & Sacred Valley in Cusco
Guided tour to Machupicchu: Round trip transport Cusco/Ollantaytambo/Cusco, round-trip train ticket Vistadome coach to/from Machupicchu village + round-trip bus ticket to/from Machupicchu ruins
Entrance tickets: All entrance fees to the sites indicated in the itinerary
THE ITINERARY DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
Late check-out and services
Drinks during meals, hotel extras
Tips for tour guides and drivers
Local taxes (18% V.A.T. is applicable only to Peruvian and foreign residents of Peru; in order to be exempted you will need to show your passport)
This is a preliminary costing, hotels may vary according to availability.
Air fares are referential only. Actual rate are subject to availability at time of purchase and type of ticket (refunds and changes allowed/not allowed, penalties apply/not apply). Domestic airfares: Lima/Cusco US$194, Arequipa/Lima US$151
Airport tax: Lima/Cusco, Arequipa/Lima are included in the plane ticket.
All entrance fees are subject to change without previous notice.
Prices valid for 2016, except on Labor Day (May 01), Inti Raymi (Jun 20/27 in Cusco), Independence Day (July 28/29), Christmas & New Year (Dec 22 / Jan 03) and other National or Religious Holidays when special rates may apply; please verify.
International departure tax should be included in the Air fare; please verify.