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10D/9N: Lima, Paracas & Cusco
Minimum: 1 passenger.
Operating season: all year.
Service: shared tour.
DAY 1: LIMA | INC: -
Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2: LIMA | INC: B.
In the morning we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. In the afternoon, we will visit the spectacular Larco Museum, which is considered one of the main attractions of Lima. Then, we will take a break to enjoy a drink made of Pisco, our flagship liquor, in a traditional tavern in Pueblo Libre to later head to the Park of the Reserve to enter the Magic Water Tour, the newest entertainment icon in the city, comprised of 13 water fountains that provide a mixture of color, illusion and fantasy. Overnight in Lima.
DAY 3: LIMA / PARACAS | INC: B.
Departure to Paracas Bay in the exclusive “Paracas Premium Service”. We will go the airport of Pisco to fly over the Nazca lines, huge drawing that can only be seen from the sky and which represent several insects and animals like a monkey, hummingbird, condor or a spider. The origins are unknown, while many think it is a big astronomic calendar. Return to airport and transfer to your hotel. Free rest of the day to enjoy the hotel facilities and surrounding areas. Overnight stay at Paracas.
DAY 4: PARACAS /ICA / PARACAS / LIMA | INC: B/L.
Pisco Experience We are pleased to present you Tacama winery, open since 1540. It is a pioneer growing grapes for pisco production. Its colonial architecture will lead us to the deepest roots of Peruvian pisco. We will have a tour of the estate, a bell tower, a vineyard and a wine cellar. We will also visit a handcrafted pisco cellar called “El Catador” in the same region. Here you will be able to observe ancient clay vessels known as piscos and the unique oak press. On our way to this region of vineyards, we will make an incursion in the Ica desert to visit the Huacachina Oasis surrounded by sand dunes and palm trees. You will enjoy Ica gastronomy. In the afternoon, departure to Lima in the exclusive “Paracas Premium Service”.
DAY 5: LIMA/CUSCO | INC: D.
Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces.
DAY 6: CUSCO | INC: D.
In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Free afternoon to explore the city.
DAY 7: SACRED VALLEY | INC: D/A.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas will welcome us today. We will visit Awanacancha, a tourist complex where we will see and feed the Andean camelids such as the llamas and alpacas, and where the locals will show us the weaving and dyeing techniques of their traditional textiles. We will then continue to Inca and Colonial Pisac. Discover one of the most beautiful archeological sites in the Sacred Valley at the top of the mountain where you can have a view of the colonial town of Pisac. Walking tour to the Colonial town. Time to do some shopping at the handicraft market. Then, we will head to the impressive Inkariy Museum. Here we will enjoy a delicious lunch. We will take a guided tour of the museum to learn more about the numerous rooms where cultural representations of pre-Hispanic civilizations of ancient Peru are exhibited. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
DAY 8: SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU | INC: D/A.
Our adventure continues exploring the less visited treasures of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will start in Moray where the view is awesome due to the colossal concentric terraces simulating an amphitheater. The purpose of it: to recreate 20 different types of microclimates, a measure that guaranteed the agricultural production of the empire. After that, we will go to Maras, the famous and millenary salt mines from colonial times. The contrast of the white wells and the green valley is awesome and a must for a spectacular snapshot of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Buffet lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the archeological site of Ollantaytambo, where we will be able to learn about the technique with which the Incas worked the stones.
DAY 9: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO | INC: B/L
We will board the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco and will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
DAY 10: CUSCO | INC: B
LIMA Transfer airport / hotel / airport HD City tour - HD Larco Museum and Magic Water Circuit tour 3 nights of accommodation in Lima - Daily breakfast PARACAS Paracas Premium Service:Trf. hotel Lima / hotel Paracas / Pisco airport / hotel Paracas / hotel Lima Aerodiana - Nasca Lines overflight - Paracas Desert, Ica City, Nasca Lines Pisco Experience: Visit Huacachina lagoon, Tacama winery and handcrafted pisco cellar: “El Catador”. Lunch in Tacama. Tour includes Pisco and wine tasting. 1 night of accommodation in Paracas - Daily breakfast CUSCO Transfers airport / hotel / train station / hotel / bus station HD City tour - HD Sacsayhuaman Archeological Park tour 2D/1N Sacred Valley of the Incas : Inca Treasures Experience 1D Awanacancha, Colonial and Inca Pisac, visit to Inkariy Museum with lunch. 2D Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo Fortress with lunch FD Machu Picchu excursion - Buffet lunch. 3 nights of accommodation in Cusco - 1 night of accommodation in the Sacred Valley - 1 night of accommodation in Aguas Calientes - Daily breakfast