Highlights of Peru - 10 Days

Highlights of Peru.

At the top of the Peruvian Andes there is an ancient city called Machu Picchu, made of stone, it is a citadel that defies all explanation, who were the mysterious people who built it …?

Discover the highlights of Peru with us in this 10-day program and find out who they were …

Visit the city of Arequipa and the Colca Valley, the deepest canyon in the world and feel the breeze of the condor’s flight.

Overview

Day 1: Lima

Day 2: Arequipa

Day 3: Explore the City

Day 4: Colca Valley

Day 5: Return to Arequipa

Day 6: Fly to Cusco

Day 7: Visit Cusco

Day 8: Sacred Valley

Day 9: Explore Machu Picchu

Day 10: Departure Out.

Places we go

  • Lima City
  • Arequipa City and Colca Valley
  • Cusco City and Machu Picchu

Itinerary

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Arrival into Lima – capital and largest city of Peru. We will meet and transfer you to the Hotel, located in Miraflores Distric.

Lima was named by natives in the agricultural region known by native Peruvians as Lima. It became the capital and most important city in the Viceroyalty of Peru. Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru (República del Perú). Around one-third of the national population lives in the metropolitan area.

Hotel****

Today we enjoy city tour which includes old as well as new part of the Lima city, the Palace of the Archbishop, the Town Hall, the Plaza de Armas, the Plaza San Martin and the Cathedral.

Afterward we continue to Lima airport for your flight departure to Arequipa.

Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Breakfast
Hotel****

Morning tour to the city of Arequipa, “The White City” made of volcanic stone, and enjoy Beautiful Warm Weather & Sunny City. Half day city tour, country sides and  colonial spanish districts, lookout of the volcanoes that surrounds Arequipa & the famous citadel of Santa Catalina Convent.

Breakfast
Hotel****

Early morning after breakfast we drive to the Colca Valley for two days The Realm of the Condor. We will pass hundreds of pre Inca Terraces still cultivated, Ancient towns, Communities, Snow capped mountains, andean birds, typical dresses and thermal pools…

Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel****

Breakfast and drive t the Croos of the Condor to watch the amazing fly of the condors, see the deep of the canyon, typical churches, customs, religiosity, wild vicuñas, llamas & alpacas. Afternoon return to Arequipa.

Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel****

This morning we transfer you to the airport for your flight departure to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Rest of the day Free

Breakfast
Hotel****

Today we enjoy city tour which includes the Inca empire, the ruins of the Inca Palace, the Plaza de Armas and the Old Town with its restored colonial buildings.

Tour include Sacsayhuaman fortress, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara Archaeological place.

Breakfast
Hotel****

After breakfast we travel by van through the Sacred Valley of the Inca. Where life has remained almost unchanged for 500 years. Upon decent into the Sacred Valley you will know that you’ve arrived in the area the Inca revered for its lush fertile soils. Later on, you will have the opportunity of visiting the lively local Ancient Pisac market where many of the local Indians sell their hand made textiles. It is here that many fine Andean garments are for sale and you can test your haggling powers as you bargain for trinkets and souvenirs. For lunch you will have the chance to eat a buffet lunch at the local hacienda restaurant with traditional Andean foods and music. We continue to Ollantaytambo the major Inca fortress. Probably built by the great Inca ruler, Pachacuti in the 1460s, it was the site of Hernando Pizzaro’s defeat by Manco Inca in 1536. Constructed of finely cut polygonal stones and rhyolite blocks, the fortress and nearby town represent the best of Inca architecture and construction. Large worked blocks, some weighting as much as 100 tons were quarried from a site more than a thousand vertical feet above the valley floor using a technique of pecking with hammer stones, then skidded down and across the Urubamba river several kilometers to the temple site. Inclined ramps were built to raise the blocks several hundred feet up hill to the construction area. Return to Cusco

Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel****

Early risers to transfer you to the train station to aboard the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Arrival to Aguas Calientes Town and we take the 20 minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu, perched 600 meters above the river. Our guide will explain the history and the myths that surround this archeological wonder. Machu Picchu, the famous lost city of the Inca is one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth! Stand 2,430m above sea-level in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. In an extraordinarily beautiful setting, it was probably most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height, its giant walls, terraces and ramps seen as, if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. Constructed from precisely sculptured granite blocks carefully joined with the projecting exposed stone of the surrounding mountain, the site may well be the finest architectural achievement of the new world. Afterwards we take the bus for our return to Aguas Calientes for lunch. We take the train back to Cusco. Reception and transfer to our Hotel. Overnight

Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel****

This day we transfer you to Cusco airport for your flight back to Lima and back home. Remenber you need to stay at the airport 2 hours before for domestic flights and 3 hours before for International flights.

Breakfast

Cost Include & Exclude

Include

  • All Private Transfers
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Accommodations in selected Hotels
  • Meals listed on the program
  • Train to and from Machu Picchu
  • Tour Guide during the Tour
  • Domestic Flights

Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Extras
  • beverage
  • Tips

This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

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Highlights of Peru

Trip Information

  • Domestic Flights Included
  • Confortable Hotels
  • Peru
  • 10 Days
  • Lima
  • Cusco
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