The Peru Classic Adventure package: NAZCA - COLCA - CUSCO - TITICACA IN 08 DAYS
PERU CLASSIC ADVENTURE
NAZCA - 01 DAY
LINES AND GEOGLYPHS
|AREQUIPA - CHIVAY||DAY 02|
|CHIVAY - COLCA CANYON - AREQUIPA||DAY 03|
(TRADITIONAL AND MACHU PICCHU)
|CITY TOUR IN CUSCO||DAY 04|
|SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS||DAY 05|
|MACHU PICCHU TOUR||DAY 06|
TITICACA LAKE – A NATURAL WONDER
|PUNO - UROS (FLOATING ISLANDS) - AMANTANI ISLAND||DAY 07|
|AMANTANI - TAQUILE - PUNO||DAY 08|
|END OF OUR SERVICES...|
Note: You can take free days between tuors, just let us know.
NAZCA LINES AND GEOGLYPHS - 01 DAY
DAY 01 (LINES AND GEOGLYPHS): Without a doubt, to enjoy and observe the Nazca Lines, it is preferable to see them from the air, a space from where the perspective of the figures is unique and unrepeatable. To do this, the visitor can make a trip in a plane. For the overflight it is recommended to make a reservation in advance, mainly during high seasons (June-August). The aircraft that fly over this attraction have a qualified guide who will comment on the observed figures with the most important information of each of them.
List of Nazca lines and geoglyphs:
Colibri: It is the most remembered of the figures for its harmonic dimensions, the distance between its two wings is approximately 66 meters.
Monkey: The curiosity of this figure is that it shows the monkey with nine fingers and a tail in the form of a spiral. It is believed that he is representing the Big Dipper.
Frigatebird: With an approximate length of 160 meters, the most characteristic of this figure is in its own head, which is formed by segments of circles that have a radius that varies between 10 and 20 centimeters.
Giant bird: The immensity of this bird is reflected in its 300 meters long by 54 meters wide.
Spider: Being part of a huge network of lines located on the edge of a trapezoid on the earth's surface, is another of the most outstanding figures thanks to the skill to make your stroke.
COLCA CANYON 02 DAYS / 01 NIGHT
DAY 02 (AREQUIPA - CHIVAY): After meeting we left Arequipa at 8:00 am. via Yura. We will pass by the foothills of Chachani, Pampa de Arrieros, Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve where we will appreciate the slender vicuñas, we will continue by Vizcachani, Pampas de Toccra where we will observe a great variety of birds, then we will continue skirting the Chucura crater to arrive later to Patapampa (4 800 masl.) and Mirador de los Andes where we can observe the volcanoes that surround the city of Arequipa. Then we will descend to the town of Chivay where we will enjoy a delicious lunch (not included). Optional afternoon visit to the Calera hot springs, then we will enjoy a delicious dinner (not included). Overnight in a comfortable lodging.
DAY 03 (CHIVAY - COLCA CANYON - AREQUIPA): After enjoying our breakfast (very early), we will go to Cruz del Cóndor, located 41 km from Chivay, where we will observe one of the most spectacular places of our visit to the Canyon. You can almost always see the condors on their masterful flights.
At the end of this activity we will start our return visiting the villages of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma, Yanque and the viewpoints of Antahuilque and Choquetico. At midday we will arrive to Chivay for lunch (not included) and we will return by the Patapampa route, flat (4 800 masl), where we will find "El Mirador de los Andes", from here we will be able to observe the Chila mountain range with the Mismi , a short distance from Chucura and Huarancote, in the distance the Ubinas, Misti, Chachani, Ampato, Sabancaya and HualcaHualca, we continue the journey, cutting the crater of Chucura and continuing through the Pampa de Toccra, finding bofedales almost always with a great variety of Andean birds. After approx. Four hours of travel (151 km) we will arrive at the city of Arequipa at 4:00 p.m. approx.
TOUR IN CUSCO 03 DAYS
DAY 04 (CITY TOUR IN CUSCO): From 1:30pm to 6:30 pm - Cusco tour and surrounding areas
Qoricancha Temple and the Convent of Santo Domingo: The tour starts in this religious center known as “The Temple of the Sun” where you will admire the impressive engineering used in its building.
Sacsayhuaman: Built in the upper part of Cusco city, impressive stone site with an excellent architecture, famous for its huge carved stones some of which are at 9 m/ 30 feet high, with a weigh of 350 tons. Here is where the Inty Raymi or Sun festivity is realized in June Every year.
Qenqo: Amphitheatre, Ceremonial and ritual center, where important sacrifices were made.
Puca-Pucara: An old red Tambo (resting place), a monitoring place throughout the Inka Empire Routes.
Tambomachay: At 7 Km. From the city of Cusco, ceremonial center of cult to the water is traditionally known as the place where water respite.
Specialized and bilingual tour guide; private transport and first aid kit.
Entrance fees, drinks such as sodas, wine or beers, tips and souvenirs.
DAY 05 (SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS): From 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
We pick you up, and then we start our guided tour in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, most of the time surrounding by the Vilcanota river, enjoying the panoramic view in Pisac (an old Inca City), then we will visit the traditional market in this village, where we will have the chance to bargains with the handicrafts and souvenirs sellers, we will enjoy its people customs and traditions afterwards we will arrive to Urubamba, traveling always near the Vilcanota river.
Where we are going to have lunch. In the afternoon we are going to visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to part of the valley and to protect it from the jungle’s habitant invasions. We will have the chance to walk throw the narrow streets and have a clear knowledge of how this religious and military center was during the Inka empire.
After ollantaytambo and going back to Cusco we will visit the colorful village and site of Chinchero, where we are going to enjoy the palace of the Inka Tupac Yupanqui (Royal House), we will appreciate its well preserve Inka wall in the main plaza and then visit the interesting Colonial Church built over Inca Bases with invaluable portraits. Then directly to Cusco
Specialized and bilingual tour guide; private transport and first aid kit.
Entrance fee, drinks such as sodas, wine or beers, tips and souvenirs.
MACHU PICCHU TOUR - 01 DAY
DAY 06 (CUSCO - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO): For this trip, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at a time previously coordinated (variable hours), we will transfer you to the train station (Poroy or Ollantaytambo) where you will board the train heading to the town of "Aguas Calientes" (2 000 masl.). The duration of this part of the trip is variable, depending on the type of service you choose. Aguas Calientes is a little town located 30 minutes (by bus) from the citadel of Machu Picchu; after some snacks, we will take one of the buses to ascend 400 m. by a zigzagging road until reach the world wonder "The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu".
The guided tour in Machu Picchu takes approximately 2 hours. The guided tour will begin visiting the main sectors of the citadel: The sacred plaza, The Sun Temple, The Intihuatana (Solar deal), the Royal Enclosures, the Three Windows Temple and the cemetery. At the end of the tour you will have some free time to explore the citadel. After this visit You have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes and enjoy your food in one of the local restaurants.
Then you will take the train back. The return will follow the same pattern as the outward journey, when you arrive at the train station, we will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel.
• Meeting to start of the tour
• Travel by train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (02 hrs approx.)
• Bus round trip to the citadel of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes)
• Guided Tour in Machu Picchu for approximately 02 hrs.
• Return by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (02 hrs approx.)
• Bus from Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco. (02 hrs approx.)
Meals, drinks (sodas, wine or beers), tips and souvenirs.
THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING (fourth, fifth and sixth):
TITICACA LAKE – A NATURAL WONDER 02 DAYS
DAY 07 (MAIN HARBOR – UROS, THE FLOATING ISLANDS - AMANTANI ISLAND (OVERNIGHT)): We begin our tour picking you up from your hotels at 7:45 am; the first stop will be on the floating islands of the Uros.
UROS.- Located 30 minutes by boat from the main port, then we will begin our visit with the recognition of each island, explaining how they built these islands on the highest lake in the world (built with totora), as well as its importance. Inhabited by the Aymaras, this place is considered one of the oldest Andean civilizations, since it arose long before the Incas; Fishing, bartering and their crafts are part of their economy. Approximate visit: 1 hour and a half.
AMANTANI.- The second visit of the day will be on the island of love. Amantani The largest island of Lake Titicaca, is located 3 hours of navigation (9 km. Approx.), During the trip, we can enjoy the great beauty of the landscapes. In the port of Amantani, the president of the community will welcome us, and begin to divide us into groups so that families are responsible for giving us all the required attention (accommodation, food and company). In the afternoon we will have the option of walking through the sacred mountains known as Pacha Tata, this walk will begin after the coordination of our guide.
Amantani, the natural home of the national flower of Peru la Cantuta, is known for the kindness of its people, where eight communities live on the terraces, raising animals, handcrafting textiles and carving in stone. Overnight at home of locals.
DAY 08 (AMANTANI - TAQUILE - PUNO): After a delicious typical breakfast, we will go to the next island, "Taquile" the trip by boat lasts 1 hour, where we will have the opportunity to meet the people of Taquile, very cooperative and well organized. The Taquileños recognized worldwide by a high degree of advancement in Textile, have been awarded by UNESCO. It should be noted that yarns and fabrics are made mainly by men and women from eight years old onwards. Life in Taquile has not undergone major changes due to modernity; the island is inhabited by Quechua speakers who still exchange (exchange products); however, agriculture, textiles and handicrafts are its main economic source. Approximate visit: 3 hours.
END OF THE TOUR APPROXIMATELY AT 05:00 PM. (CITY OF PUNO).
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