Peru Trips Fantastic

14 days / 13 Nights

Peru Trips Fantastic Along this tour you will visit Cusco, Capital of the Inca Empire and "Navel of the World" include Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Titicaca Lake, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Tambopata

Day 1: International Arrival in Lima

Assistance at your arrival to Lima International Airport and transfer to your hotel (Not included). There you will receive a briefing on your tour and vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip. Meals Included: None 

Day 2 Lima: Sightseeing Tour.

Breakfast. Morning free to relax. We recommend you to take a long rest and be prepared to begin with this unforgettable journey through our wonderful country. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". The tour includes Lima's Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martín, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies. We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the priests, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Zurbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of the XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground catacombs. And finally we will go to the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well
as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Return to your selected hotel for overnight.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 Lima / Arequipa: Sightseeing Tour and Countryside

Breakfast. Morning transfer to the Airport to board your flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival, meet by our Representative and transfer to your hotel. Lunch on your own. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Arequipa, including the Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru, and the Cathedral, a prime example of XIXth Century Peruvian architecture, housing beautiful treasures in gold and silver. We also visit the La Compañia Church, an ancient Jesuit temple, maybe the most important one in Arequipa due to its history and tradition, with a beautiful façade with carved columns, laurel crowns, flowers, birds, etc. A more careful look at the façade, however, reveals the limits of European influence, as the angels have Indian faces; and indeed one face is even crowned with feathers. Then, we will visit the Santa Catalina Convent; a "small town" built in the XVIth Century and opened to the public in 1970, after 400 years of cloister. Perfectly preserved for four centuries, you go back in time as you enter the Cloister and see the numerous, spacious patios and gardens, the kitchen and slave quarters and stone washtubs of this Convent. About 20 nuns, of what were once 500, still live in a section of the Convent. Then, we shall leave towards Arequipa's beautiful countryside, including the Mill of Sabandia, a still functioning flourmill built in 1621 powered by a nearby waterfall, and the Founder's Mansion, a fully restored XVIth Century Hacienda that belonged to the City's founder. Then it was sold to the Jesuits, who used it as a Retreat Centre, and finally passed on to the Goyeneche family. You will also visit its beautiful fully restored church.
Note: Possibility of visiting the Colca Canyon
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 Arequipa /Juliaca / Puno: Sillustani en route

Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport to board your flight to Juliaca. Upon, arrival transfer to Puno. On the way, we will visit the famous Chullpas de Sillustani: stone cylinder burial chambers used by the Aymaras to bury their important leaders. Lake Umayo, located in front of the Chullpas, adds further beauty to the place. Here you also have the opportunity to observe several local typical birds.
Lunch on your own. Overnight at your hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 Puno: Uros and Taquile Islands

Breakfast. Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake Titicaca to the unique "Floating Islands" of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the Lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own "Islands" by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed unique to the area called "Totora" (Scirpus totora), vegetable fibre of the Papyrus family. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. We continue our motorboat trip to Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua –speaking natives who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, passed down through the generations. Upon arrival at the Town of Taquile we will have a lunch. Then we will walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long Island. In the afternoon, return to Puno and transfer to your hotel for overnight.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6: Puno / Cusco

Breakfast. Early departure by bus to the City of Cusco. We travel along the High Plateau of the Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasasaya, remnants of the ancient Pucara Culture. On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha. It has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks. The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. About 70 km further on, we pass through the La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of vicuñas and llamas. During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. We proceed to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling. Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region. Upon arrival in Cusco, meet and transfer to your hotel.
Dinner on your own.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 7 Cusco: Sightseeing Tour and Nearby Ruins

Breakfast. Morning at leisure. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuamán, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft high and weighing over 350 tons. Return to Cusco (Plaza Regocijo).
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 Cusco: The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast. Full-day excursion to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas", along the Vilcanota River, where we will have the opportunity to share closely the peasants' customs and bargain with vendors at the typical Indian market of Pisac, held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Lunch in a local countryside restaurant. In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes of the Lower Jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this strategic military, religious, and agricultural centre was like during the Inca Empire. Late afternoon return to Cusco for overnight (Plaza Regocijo). Evening at leisure. We suggest going around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere tasting a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the several Pubs around the Square.
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9: Cusco / Aguas Calientes / Cusco: Machu Picchu

Breakfast. The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco Train Station for a 3 ½ hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas". Arrive at Aguas Calientes Station followed by a 30 minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, we'll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you will have time to stroll around the archaeological site at your leisure. In the afternoon, back to Cusco by train, and transfer to your hotel for overnight.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10: Cusco/ Puerto Maldonado / Lago Sandoval Lake

Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport to board your flight to Puerto Maldonado. At arrival, transfer to the Río Madre de Dios River Port. After the river trip, we will take a short walk until we reach a small channel where we will board a canoe that will take us to the Lago Sandoval Lake. Once there, we will board a catamaran, which will take us to the Sandoval Lake Lodge. After lunch, we will go with the catamaran to visit the Western part of the lake. In the evening, macaws come to this area to spend the night or nest. After dinner we will make a night tour in the canoes to search for Black Cayman. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 Tambopata: Lago Sandoval Lake

Before breakfast we will visit the Lake where birds come out early to search for food and, if we are lucky, we will be able to sight Giant River Otters feeding, a specie in danger of extinction. Back to the Lodge for breakfast and afterwards we will, observe how the local people gather, cut open and sell Brazil Nuts, a very important product in the economy of the area. Lunch and time to rest. In the afternoon we will visit the Eastern part of the Lake where we will be able to observe one or more of the five species of monkeys that exist in the area, where the Capuchin Monkey stands out. Back to the Lodge for dinner. In the evening we have the option to, once more, go searching for Black Cayman in the Lake or make a night walk through the Primary Forest.
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12 Tambopata: Lago Sandoval Lake

In the morning, we will cross the Lake in the catamaran and then we will take a short walk through the forest to look for birds such as parrots and macaws. We will cross the Lake again, to explore a Primary Forest trail to appreciate the huge trees of the Rain Forest. Back to the Lodge for Lunch. Free afternoon to rest or for those that feel like it and have the energy, an opportunity to walk the different trails. Then we will board the catamaran to explore the Eastern part of the Lake and observe a fabulous sun set. After dinner, a last chance to go looking for Black Cayman in the Lake.
Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13: Tambopata/Lima

After breakfast, a last short visit to the Lake on the Western side. Back to the Río Madre de Dios River to board the canoe which will take us back to Puerto Maldonado and from there to the Airport. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel (Not included).
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 14: Lima - International Departure

Breakfast. At an appropriate time, transfer to the Airport to board your International Departure flight (Not included).
Meals Included: Breakfast
End of our service
Along this tour you will visit Cusco, Capital of the Inca Empire and "Navel of the World", allowing you to know the most important Inca remains and Colonial buildings; Arequipa, the "White City"; Puno and Lake Titicaca and finally an awesome experience to the Manu Reserve of Biosphere, one of the most virgins areas of our planet. Manu has 2 million hectares (20,000 km²) and receives only 3,500 visitors a year. The best value for money in South America.

Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Titicaca Lake, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Tambopata in Madre de Dios Tour

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.



In Lima: City Tour. 
In Arequipa: City Tour including the Santa Catalina Convent. 
In Puno: Sillustani and the Uros and Taquile Islands. 
In Cusco: City Tour and nearby ruins 
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Full Day Excursion to the Indian Market in Pisac and the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo. 
In Machu Picchu: Guided visit to the Inca Citadel. 
In Tambopata: 4 Days / 3 Nights All Inclusive Tour:
  • 3 Accommodations nights in the Sandoval Lake Lodge.
  • All the transfers indicated in the itinerary.
  • Guided Tours as mentioned in Itinerary
  • All Meals
  • Bilingual Guides (Spanish / English )
  • Radio Communications Equipment in All Places Visited
  • 13 accommodations nights
  • All meals specified in programme
  • All entrance fees to the above mentioned excursions
  • Train ticket Cusco - aguas calientes - Cusco
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes
  • Bus ticket from Puno to Cusco including lunch in a local restaurant on the road.
  • All applicable taxes
  • All bi lingual tours (Spanish / English) as described in itinerary
  • International and domestic flights
  • Baggage excess.
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Optional post-tour (Cost given separately)
  • Tranfers in Lima