Exploring Peru #49       18 Days / 17 Nights


Lima, Ica, Paracas, Arequipa, The Colca Canyon, Puno, Cusco, Maras Salt Pools and Authentic Quechua Village, Pisac Indian Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress,
Machu Picchu, Amazon Adventure at Posada Amazonas

Day 1 Wednesday
Evening arrival in Lima.

Day 2 Thursday
In the afternoon Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima and Larco Museum. (B)

Day 3 Friday
Motor coach trip to Ica. Flight over the Nazca Lines.
Visit the Archaeological Museum of Ica. (B,L,D)


Day 4 Saturday
Early morning transfer to Paracas. Boat tour around the Ballestas Islands passing the Candelabro.
Evening arrival in Lima. (B,L)


Day 5 Sunday
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Arequipa. Tour of Arequipa and Santa Catalina Convent. (B)

Day 6 Monday

Excursion to Colca Canyon with overnight stay in Chivay. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Tuesday

In the morning visit the Cruz of the Condor. Arrival in Puno. (B)

Day 8 Wednesday

Full Day excursion to the floating island of the Uros Indian and Taquile Island. (B,L)

Day 9 Thursday
Bus to Cusco passing through striking highland scenery and picturesque Andean villages. (B,L)

Day 10 Friday
In the afternoon Tour of Cusco and its Ruins. (B)


Day 11 Saturday
Full Day Quechua Village and Salt Pools. Overnight in Sacred Valley. (B,L)


Day 12 Sunday
Full Day excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress. Overnight in Sacred Valley. (B,L)

Day 13 Monday
Excursion to Machu Picchu with overnight stay. (B,L)

Day 14 Tuesday
Return to Cusco. (B)

Day 15 Wednesday
Free day in Cusco for independent activities. (B)

Day 16 Thursday
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Motorized canoe ride to Posada Amazonas, the river trip is a good opportunity to observe caiman, turtles, and riverside bird life. (B,L,D)

Day 17 Friday
Visit the parrot and macaw clay lick, excursion to Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake in search of giant river otters and other aquatic wildlife and visit eagle-nesting sites. (B,L,D)

Day 18 Saturday
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima and then take your connecting flight to home. (B)

Departures: Weekly. Itineraries are flexible.

Tour includes: All airport transfers, all tours, meals, entrance fees and train tickets listed, hotel accommodation, hotel taxes and service charge. Additional pre and post tours are available.

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru, airport departure taxes (Approximate cost US$31.00 international flights, and US$7.40 for each domestic flight). These tax can not be pre-paid. The entrance fee to the ruins on the second day in Machu Picchu US$54.


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