Lima – Nazca Lines – Machu Picchu.
Discover Lima, the City of the Kings, Boat tour on Ballestas Island, Fly the Nazca lines. This package does not end without exploring the 7th wonder of the world, Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Lima
Day 2: Nazca lines
Day 3: Ballestas Island
Day 4: Fly to Cusco
Day 5: Cusco city tour
Day 6: Sacred Valley
Day 7: Machu Picchu
Day 8: Cusco
Day 9: Leisure Day
Day 10: Departure Out.
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Upon your arrival into Lima, you will be met and transfered to hotel in Lima in exclusive zone of Lima of Miraflores for overnight.
After breakfast we have a journey to Pisco for about 3 hours. Arrival to Pisco airport and Fly over the Nazca Lines for almost 2 hours.
The Nazca lines are geoglyphs and geometric line clearings in the Peruvian desert. They were made by the Nazca people, who flourished between 200 BCE and 600 CE along rivers and streams that flow from the Andes. The desert itself runs for over 1,400 miles along the Pacific Ocean. The area of the Nazca art is called the Pampa Colorada (Red Plain). It is 15 miles wide and runs some 37 miles parallel to the Andes and the sea. Dark red surface stones and soil have been cleared away, exposing the lighter-colored subsoil, creating the “lines”. There is no sand in this desert. From the air, the “lines” include not only lines and geometric shapes, but also depictions of animals and plants in stylized forms. Some of the forms, including images of humans, grace the steep hillsides at the edge of the desert. Lunch included. Overnight at Paracas Town.
After breakfast, transfer to the port for the boat tour to Ballestas islands. These spectacular islands, eroded into many caves and arches, provide shelter for thousands of seabirds and hundreds of sea-lions. Although the islands fall just outside the Paracas National Reserve they are protected by separate legislation. The islands are home to over 150 species of marine bird including the Humboldt penguin, cormorants, boobies and pelicans. Even condors have been known to visit. On the shores can be seen large numbers of sea-lions and in the sea it is possible to encounter dolphins and even whales. After the boat tour, return to the mainland for our lunch and journey back to Lima and hotel. Overnight.
Today we visit Lima centre, we visit Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, President Palace, San Francisco Church and the Catacombs. Later on we transfer you to Lima airport for your flight to Cusco. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
In the morning City tour of Cusco. This tour include: The Cathedral, Qoricancha, temple of the Sun, the most important of Inca ceremonial sites. Later you will continue to the most important site of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenqo and Puca Pucara. We return to the 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. Overnight at Sacred Valley.
We will start at 8:30 am and we will leave our hotel to discover its most special corners lime Maras and Moray.
The first stop will be Maras, a picturesque town surrounded by beautiful landscapes and which gives its name to the salt mines that surround it. We will go to a viewpoint to contemplate these impressive salt quarries and discover their history for an hour. Later on we will head to the archaeological site of Moray. At 3,500 meters high we will find its emblematic amphitheater with circular platforms. Do you know what function the Inca civilization gave it. For an hour, we will walk through what was its experimental agricultural center.
Return to the hotel and get on board to Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Arrival to Aguas Calientes Town and overnight.
Early morning we’ll 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
Enjoy by your own the Cusco city, ancients street, local restaurants, typical foods and archeological museums. Dinner included
Breakfast and transfer to Cusco airport for your flight back home.
Cost Include & Exclude
- All Private Transfers
- All Entrance Fees
- Domestic Flights
- Accommodation in selected Hotels
- Meals listed on the Program
- Train to Machu Picchu
- International Flights
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.