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Andean Wonder 13 Days

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Physical Level:
Intermediate
Highest Altitude:
5000 masl
Recommended Seasson:
all year
Tour Type:
Adventure
Trip Length:
13 days
Group Size:
8 to 20
Price From:
$ USD

Andean Wonder 13 Days


Travel the south of southern Peru with Andean Wonders 13 Days, starting the tour from the city of Lima, where we will visit one of the most important fountains and the most important archaeological and colonial centers.

Then we will leave for Ballestas Island, Huacachina and finish our trip along the coast, with a flight over the impressive Nazca lines. We will continue south we to arrive at Arequipa, the “White City”, where we will visit its architectural constructions, as well as the deepest canyon, the Colca Canyon.

We will bid farewell to Chivay for Puno, to navigate in the highest navigable lake in the world, and continue the trip to our last destination CUSCO, where we will visit one of the 7 wonders of the world Machu Picchu and one of the most visited beautiful landscapes “the Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca”.


Overview

  • DAY 01: Reception at Lima airport / transfer to Lima hotel.
  • DAY 02: Tour Ballestas Island and Huacachina Oasis.
  • DAY 03: Overflight Nazca Lines.
  • DAY 04: City tour Arequipa.
  • DAY 05: Colca Canyon Tour / overnight at Chivay hotel.
  • DAY 06: Visit Cruz del Condor viewpoint / Travel Chivay to Puno / Hotel Puno.
  • DAY 07: Visit Uros Taquile Day 01 / Overnight Taquile.
  • DAY 08: Visit Amantani / return to Puno.
  • DAY 09: Tour Ruta del Sol / Terminal transfer to hotel in Cusco.
  • DAY 10: Tour Super Sacred Valley of the Incas / connection Machu Picchu.
  • DAY 11: Tour Machu Picchu.
  • DAY 12: Visit to Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca.
  • DAY 13: Transfer Hotel – Cusco Airport.

Trip Details

  • Physical classification: Easy (2/5)
  • Activities: boat, overflight, hiking, cultural, archeology, gastronomy, nature, landscapes.
  • Lodging: At the client’s choice (standard hotels, luxury hotels, deluxe hotels, in double, triple or family accommodations, single room with additional cost).
  • Group Size: Groups of 20 passengers, we also offer private services to Andean Wonder 13 Days.

Highlights

Lima

Lima comes from the original Quechua word Rimaq (Speaker), known as “City of Kings” founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, considered the new Spanish city, capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. The first Viceroy of Peru was Francisco Alvarez de Toledo, the most important and praised as the “Supreme Organizer”, who commanded the execution of the last Inca of Vilcabamba, Tupac Amaru I.

Before the conquest of Peru, in was formed by small villages called curacazgo, in the years 1100 A.D. resurfaced the local power formed by the Chancay Culture (culture of prodigious weavers), and Pachacamac (ceremonial center of unquestionable prestige) where the power was concentrated, Pachacamac was the god of the night and earthquakes.

Ica

is located in the southern part of Lima, where the bay of Paracas and important vineyards are located, the first inhabitants settled 9000 years ago, “The man of Paracas” discovered in the pampas of Santo Domingo dates from the year 6870 B.C. being the second oldest horticulturist of Peru. Three pre-Inca cultures settled here: the Paracas, Nazca and Chincha cultures and dominated by Pachacutec in the 15th century.

Cusco.

According to legend, Cusco was founded by Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo who emerged from Lake Titicaca by order of the Sun God.

However, it was Pachacutec who is credited with having made Cuzco a political and spiritual center. Pachacutec ruled since 1438, who together with his son Tupac Yupanqui dedicated five decades to organize the different peoples, thus forming the Tawantinsuyo, within his masterpiece is attributed Machu Picchu.

Cusco is one of the main cities that we will visit in our 13 days Andean Wonder program. Known as the navel of the world. If you plan to visit Cusco, you can take our complete package to Peru.

Arequipa:

The White City of Arequipa is surrounded by 3 imposing Volcanoes Misti (5800 masl), Chachani (6000 masl), Pichu Pichu (5300 masl) surrounding the White City of Arequipa.

It is located one of the most important tourist attractions of Peru, the Colca Canyon, with a depth of 4160 meters, here you can see the flight of the Andean Condor.

It is known as the “White City”, due to the fact that the historical center is built with fossilized volcanic lava material called Sillar, extracted from the Añas Huayco quarry.

Within the most important architectural constructions are the Monastery of Santa Catalina, the cathedral, The temple of the Company.

Puno:

Although Puno is located at 3812 meters above sea level, which makes it have a cold climate, one of its main tourist attractions is Lake Titicaca.

Lake Titicaca is known as one of the largest lakes in South America, and as the highest navigable lake in the world. The lake is located between the borders of Peru and Bolivia.

Titicaca Lake is home to more than 90 islands among the most important are the Uros, Taquile and Amantani.

 


Itinerary

Day 1

Reception at Lima airport / transfer to Lima hotel

Upon arrival at the airport in Lima, our staff will be waiting for you to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel to check in and rest before the night city tour and visit the Magic Water Circuit.

Night city tour / Magical water circuit

At the appointed time, we will start our visit to the colonial part of Lima, where we will visit the Plaza San Martin, the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Government Palace, and the beautifully illuminated main architectural monuments.

We will continue our visit to the Magic Water Circuit, known as the largest fountain complex in the world certified by the Guinness World Records. There we will find a geyser of 80 meters high. We will enjoy an extraordinary show of lights, water and music.

Day 2

Tour to "Ballesta Island" and "Huacachina".

Our 4-hour trip to Paracas beach will begin at 5:40 am, in tourist transportation, and you will be given a box lunch for the trip.

Ballestas Island – Paracas.

From Chaco dock, we will start our trip to Ballestas Island, in modern boats, where we will appreciate one of the natural beauties of marine fauna, and we will also be able to observe the famous candelabra.

On the way back to Puerto Chaco we will take our transportation to Ica.

Ica and Vineyards Tour.

Once we arrive to the city of Ica we will visit the Nietto winery, one of the artisan vineyards, where the grape brandy known as “Pisco” is made, where a staff will show us the process of making wine, and the different cocktails in a traditional way since 1856.

At the end of the guided tour we will be able to taste the different cocktails, then we will continue to one of the artisan chocolate shops to taste the traditional chcoteja, alfajores and others.

At the end of the tour we will go to Chocolatería Noelia, where we will taste the traditional Chocoteja, alfajores, jams, handmade cookies, etc.

Huacachina Oasis

During the afternoon we will visit the famous Huacachina Lagoon, located 5km from the city of Ica, where we can enjoy the ride in the dunes in the dune buggies and perform the famous Sandbording in Sand.

At the end we will take our transportation from the terminal of Ica to Nazca, night hotel Nazca.

Day 3

Nazca Lines overflight / Bus to Arequipa

At the time indicated by our staff, we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the Nazca airport.

Nazca Lines overflight

We will be waiting at the airport to board the plane where we can make the overflight to the Nazca lines, from the top we can enjoy the gigantic figures such as: the trapeze, the monkey, the dog, the spider, the parrot, the astronaut, the tree, the hummingbird, the condor.

At the end of the overflight in Nazca we will have the afternoon free until the departure time of our bus to the city of Arequipa and spend the night.

Day 4

City Tour Arequipa + Santa Catalina Monastery

Continuing our Andean Wonder 13 days program, at the time indicated by our guide we will be able to visit the most important archaeological sites of the “White city of Arequipa”.

We will start the City tour in Arequipa, visiting one of the most important viewpoints Yanahuara, the viewpoint of Carmen Alto from where we can observe the 3 volcanoes that surround the city of Arequipa.

Continuing our visit in Arequipa we will move to the center of the city where we will visit the main square, where we will visit the Cathedral of Arequipa built in 1656, and then we will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina (1580) and the temple of the Company of Jesus.

Day 5

Colca Canyon Tour / overnight hotel Chivay

At 7:00 am, we will start picking up our passengers from their hotels to start the tour of the Colca Canyon.

On the way, we will visit the Pampa de Arrieros and Pampa Cañahuas, where we can observe South American camelids such as the Vicuña, llamas and Alpacas. Continuing we will travel to Viscachani and then to Patapampa, the highest point of our journey known as the viewpoint of the Volcanoes and then continue to the town of Chivay, where we will spend the night.

Day 6

Visit Cruz del Condor viewpoint / Bus Chivay to Puno / Hotel Puno

At 5:30 am, after breakfast at the hotel, we will start our excursion to the Colca Canyon (4910 masl), from the viewpoint of the Cruz del Condor we can enjoy the immense depth of the Canyon. We will also enjoy the majestic flight of the Condor.

At the end we will return to Chivay to have lunch and take our tourist transport to the city of Puno, where we will be able to observe pre-Inca agricultural terraces, visit the villages of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma and Yanque, night hotel Puno.

Day 7

Visit Uros Taquile Day 01 / night Taquile

At 7:00 am our staff will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the post of Puno, from where we will start the trip to the islands of Lake Titicaca.

Visit 3 islands Uros, we will learn about the customs of the families that live there, and also learn about the origin of the islands and how they were built.

Then we will visit Taquile Island, where we will be welcomed by the local families, in order to give us lodging. We will have the afternoon to visit the island and the most important tourist attractions.

We will spend the night in the houses of the villagers, where we will learn more about their traditions and their great textile industry.

Day 8

Visit Amantani / return to Puno

In the morning, after a nutritious breakfast, we will sail to Amantani, from where we will enjoy a privileged view of Lake Titicaca, we will also visit the religious centers of Pachamama and Pachatata.

At the end of the tour of the island, we will return to our boat that will take us back to the city of Puno.

Arrival in Puno approximately 4:00 pm, overnight at hotel Puno.

Day 9

Sunshine Route Tour / Transfer to Cusco hotel

After breakfast at the hotel, at 6:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus terminal.

We will depart from Puno to Cusco by the famous route called “La Ruta del Sol”, a ride filled with discovery of the most important tourist attractions from Puno to Cusco.

On the way we will make tourist stops to visit the majestic Paso de la Raya, the Mythical Mythical Museum of Pukara, the Temple of the god Wiracocha and the Sistine Chapel of America known as the Temple of Andahuaylillas.

Upon arrival in Cusco, our staff will be waiting for you to pick you up from the bus terminal and transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 10

Rainbow Mountain Tour

after having made a great tour through the south of Peru, we will finally start the visit of the most important archaeological centers of Cusco, which are part of the Andean Wonder 13 days program.

At 4:30 to 5:00 am we will start picking up our passengers from their hotels in order to transfer them to the starting point of the hike to the Rainbow Mountain.

We will have a 2-hour trip to our first stop where we will have our nutritious breakfast, continuing for 1 hour more we will arrive to Pampachiri, here we will get ready to start our 1 hour and 20 minutes hike to the top of the mountain (optional you can take horses).

At the top of the mountain, we will be able to appreciate a beautiful landscape surrounded by mountain ranges and snow-capped peaks, among them the Nevado Ausangate. We will have a 30-minute visit and then descend back to the bus to go to the restaurant, where a comforting lunch awaits us.

After lunch we return to Cusco, arrival approx. 5:00 pm.

Day 11

Super Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour / Machu Picchu connection.

We start at 6:30 am, after breakfast at the hotel, where our collaborator will come to your hotel to pick you up and start our trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

We will start with the visit of Chinchero for about 30 minutes, then continue to the district of Maras, from here we will travel 7 km to the terraces of Moray, known as the agricultural research center of the Incas, because each of the 16 terraces have a different microclimate.

After the visit we return to Maras to visit the Salt Mines or Salineras, which since Inca times have produced salt in an artisanal way, currently it is still produced.

At the end of the tour, we will continue to Urubamba where a nutritious lunch awaits us.

After lunch we will continue to the archaeological park of Ollantaytambo, we will have a 40-minute visit, at the end of the visit we will go to the train station, to take our train to Machu Picchu.

We will have a 2-hour drive to Machu Picchu Pueblo, where our collaborators will be waiting for you to transfer you to the hotel in Machu Picchu and spend the night.

Day 12

Machu Picchu Tour

This day will be the big day where we will know the best of our 13 days Andean wonder package, and why Machu Picchu is considered a wonder.

At approximately 7:00 am according to the indications of our guide, we will board the bus to Machu Picchu, a trip of approximately 40 minutes.

Arriving at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu, with our guide we will start the tour of the citadel, we will reach the top of the citadel where the Guardian’s house is located from here, we will have a panoramic view of the Inca citadel, we will start the descent while our guide tells us important aspects of the citadel.

At the end we will return to the buses to descend to Machu Picchu village, where we can spend the rest of the afternoon until the departure time of the train.

30 minutes before the departure of the train to Ollantaytambo we will check in to have the 2-hour return trip, upon arrival in Ollantaytambo our staff will be waiting for you to transfer you to the city of Cusco. Overnight in Cusco hotel

Day 13

Free day, transfer to Apto.

After a trip through the Andean wonderland for 13 days, this will be our last day in Cusco, it will be gratifying to have known the best of Peru.

After breakfast at the indicated time, you will be transferred to the airport where we will say our last farewell.

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Inclusions

Included

  • DAY 01: Reception at Lima airport / transfer to Lima hotel.
  • DAY 02: Tour Ballestas Island and Huacachina Oasis.
  • DAY 03: Flight over the Nazca Lines.
  • DAY 04: City tour Arequipa.
  • DAY 05: Colca Canyon Tour / overnight hotel Chivay.
  • DAY 06: Visit Cruz del Condor viewpoint / Bus Chivay to Puno / Hotel Puno.
  • DAY 07: Visit Uros Taquile Day 01 / night Taquile.
  • DAY 08: Visit Amantani / return to Puno.
  • DAY 09: Tour Ruta del sol / Transfer to Cusco hotel.
  • DAY 10: Rainbow Mountain Tour.
  • DAY 11: Super Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour / Machu Picchu connection.
  • DAY 12: Machu Picchu Tour.
  • DAY 13: Transfer Hotel – Cusco Airport.

No Included

  • Payment of taxes Ballestas Islands S/. 16.00 soles.
  • Paracas National Reserve Fee S/.10.00 soles.
  • Fees for nazca lines S/ 25.00 soles.
  • Ingresos City tours Arequipa.
  • Colca canon entrance fee s/70.00 soles.
  • Ingreso Ruta del Barroco s/55.00 soles.
  • Qoricancha Entrance. s/10.00 soles.
  • Ingreso Mines Salt. s/10.00 soles.
  • Income mountain of colors s/10.00 soles.
  • Entrance fee to the thermal baths of la calera s/15.00 soles (optional).
  • Drinks Phone calls Snacks.
  • Meals after coordination with the guest.
  • Services not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Drinks Phone calls Snacks.
  • Gratuities Food upon coordination with the guest.
  • Service not indicated in the itinerary.

Recomendations

  • Raincoat (long poncho) in rainy season October, November, January, February, March.
  • Warm clothes for the nights in them months of May, June, July,
  • Long sleeve shirts and comfortable pants for hiking.
  • For the routes of the mountain of colors and the Humantay Lake, bring thermal and light clothing, and medicines for personal use.
  • In Machu Picchu preferably use insect repellent.
  • Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat for sunny days for all excursions.
  • Plastic bags so you can keep the trash and leave it in the right place.
  • A small backpack to carry your personal items if necessary.
  • Light briefcase per person with less than 8 kilos for trips to Machu Picchu.
  • Have on hand checks and coins in small denominations, preferably local currency soles.

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Your Travel Guide at a glance

1. Tour in Andean Wonder 13 days.

From Lima with pick up from the airport and installation at the hotel, we will proceed with our first visit the City Tour Lima, the next day we will move to Paracas Ica, Nazca from where we will continue by bus to Arequipa, here we will visit the cathedral of Arequipa as well as the Canyon of the Colca the deepest.

Continuing from Chivay we will travel to Puno, where we can visit Lake Titicaca by boat, to see its floating islands of Uros and Taquile.

At the end we will leave for the Imperial City of Cusco to know the Mountain of Colors and Machu Picchu, without a doubt a tour of the Andean wonder 13 days where we will know the best of the Peruvian South.

2. Food in Andean Wonder 13 days.

In this Adventure we will have the opportunity to enjoy the best of Peruvian food, tasting the typical dishes of each region to visit, and we can also mention being able to delight the palate with the spirits prepared in the wine cellars of Ica, where we will enjoy different pisco and artisan wines.

3. Clothes to wear in Maravilla Andina 13 days.

Without a doubt, from Lima we will leave with all our equipment heading to the south of Peru, so it is recommended that we will have clothing available according to the weather that touches us on each excursion.

From Lima to Nazca the climate is warm so we will wear light clothing, arriving in Arequipa and the cold descends so we will have to wear warmer clothes, In Puno, by this next to Lake Titicaca at night it is cold it is strong so that we had to wrap ourselves up well. In Cusco we will enjoy diverse climates from the coolest in the Mountain of Colors, Temperate in Cusco, and warm humid in Machu Picchu.


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