Andean Wonder 9 Days
Within our Andean Wonder 9 days program we will visit the most important sites between the cities of Lima, Ica and Cusco (Machupicchu). From Lima we will travel by bus throughout the Peruvian South visiting the most important places in each department. In Lima we will have a tour of the modern and contemporary area; in Ica we will visit the Ballestas Island, a beautiful place surrounded by marine fauna. Finally we will visit the city of Cusco and its tourist attractions and its imposing Machupicchu.
- DIA 01: Recepción en Lima – City tour Lima
- DIA 02: Tour a la Isla Ballesta y Huacachina.
- DAY 03: City Tours in Cusco.
- DAY 04: Maras Moray an Salt mines Tour.
- DAY 05: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Tour.
- DAY 06: Humantay Lake Tour.
- DAY 07: Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour.
- DAY 08: Machu Picchu Tour.
- DAY 09: Transfer Hotel – Cusco Airport.
- Departure Dates: Flexible travel dates, tell us when you travel and we take care of organizing it.
- Suitability: Is suitable for 15 years old and under 55 years old, If you want to customize with flights we can do it too
- Difficulty: Intermediate (4/5) Our Andean Wonder Program, is considered moderate, since we will have hours of travel by bus, and our package includes in some places long hikes.
- Type of vacation package: Culture, Sightseeing Tours, Architecture, History, Hiking Tour, Adventure
- Group Size: Groups of 20 passengers, we also offer private services.
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.
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.
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.
Reception in Lima
After you step on Peruvian soil our staff will welcome you at Jorge Chavez airport in Lima and drive you to the hotel, where you will be given the indications of our 9 days Andean Wonder Package.
City Tour Lima:
We will begin the tour with a panoramic view of the “Pucllana Pyramid”, an ancient ceremonial and archaeological center.
Then we will go to the Historic Center of Lima. Where we will appreciate what was the old Lima Cuadrada, and colonial buildings within which include the Paseo de la Republica, La Plaza San Martin, La Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, among others.
Continuing the tour we will visit the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank (not open Saturday and Sunday). We will also visit the Monumental Complex of San Francisco. Its main attraction is the subway crypts known as the Catacombs.
Finally we will go to the Contemporary Zone of Lima where we will appreciate the main buildings and residential areas of Lima, El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores, Larcomar and Parque del Amor.
Paracas - Ica - Huacachina Tour
A 3:30 Hrs. Report to Avenida Javier Prado Este 1109 La Victoria (Alt. Clínica Ricardo Palma) – Cruz del Sur Agency. A 7:40 Hrs. transport to the El Chaco-Paracas pier.
Visit Paracas – Ballestas Islands.
We will arrive at the port of El Chaco in Paracas, from where we will depart in modern aircrafts to the Ballestas Islands. On the way to the islands we will observe El Candelabro located in the bay of Paracas and a small guano dock.
We will arrive at the port of El Chaco in Paracas, from where we will depart in modern aircrafts to the Ballestas Islands.
Transfer to Ica – City tour Ica:
We will visit the main attractions of this beautiful city, including the main square, the village of Cachiche (Cachiche witch and 7-headed tree).
Hrs. Visit to a winery:
We will visit the main attractions of this beautiful city, including the main square, the village of Cachiche (Cachiche witch and 7-headed tree). We will have an explanation of the elaboration of wine and Pisco guided by an experienced worker of the winery. We will taste different types of Pisco, wines and the traditional Cachina.
Hrs. Visit to Huacachina Oasis..:
After the tour we will live an adventure through the desert of Ica aboard tubular cars going up and down the dunes. We will practice the famous sport of Sandboarding. We will enjoy the wonderful sunset in the Iquitos desert.
17.30 Hrs. End of the tour – Transfer to Ica bus terminal.
City tour Cusco
At the agreed time you will be transferred to the airport in Lima to take the flight to the imperial city of Cusco. At the agreed time you will be transferred to the airport in Lima to take the flight to the imperial city of Cusco.
City tours Cusco
At 1:40 pm, we start our visit from the main square of Cusco Huacaypata, then we will go to the Temple of Qoricancha, built on the basis of the Inca foundation where the god “sun” was worshiped. Then we will take the bus that will take us to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, place of offering to the Sun God, where every June 21st the Inti Raymi ceremony takes place. Then we went to the temple of Qenqo. Mystic temple of the Incas where religious sacrifices were made, Pucapucara military center, Tambomachay Temple. Mystic temple of the Incas where religious sacrifices were made, Pucapucara military center, Tambomachay Temple. Return to the hotel and free night.
Maras Moray - Salt mines
A las 8:30 a.m. comenzamos a recogerlo en su hotel para comenzar nuestra aventura hacia Chincheros.
En Chinchero a 3780 m.s.n.m. donde visitaremos su mercado tradicional y seremos parte de su cultura y artesanía.
Continuing on to the circular terraces of Maras Moray, we will take a colorful tour, passing through very typical villages and beautiful landscapes that we will be able to enjoy.
Moray are a set of huge terraces that overlap concentrically in a gigantic pit, these beautiful terraces that served in Inca times as an agricultural laboratory “Greenhouse Prototype”.
Finally, we will visit the salt mines located northwest of the town of Maras, which consist of about 2000 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², exploited since Inca times, Colonial times and still being exploited by the locals.
After our visit we will return to the city of Cusco.
Montaña de Colores Full Day
At 4:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. we will pick you up from your hotel to begin our trip south of Cusco.
We will travel approximately 2 hours to Cusipata to enjoy a delicious breakfast.
Then we will continue for another hour and a half until we reach Vinicunca and start our hike.
The hike will average an hour and a half until we reach the highest point above 5000 meters above sea level, where we can enjoy an impressive view of the “mountain of 7 colors.
After our visit we will return to Cusipata to enjoy a delicious lunch that will comfort us, our adventure of the Vinicunca mountain range.
Then we will return to the city of Cusco where we will arrive at approximately 6:00 pm.
At 4.30 am to 5.00 am our transfer will pick you up at your hotel and take you to our departure point.
At 5:00 am we start our departure with the tour guide taking the road to Abancay.
After approximately an hour and a half drive we will arrive at Limatambo from where we will take the detour to Mollepata where we will enjoy a delicious breakfast.
Then we will continue by bus for another hour to Soraypampa. Place where we will get ready for our hike, ascending for approximately 1 hour to the Humantay Lagoon;
After a time to visit and explore the place and the view of the Humantay mountain in the Vilcabamba chain in the Andes in the company of our guide who will explain us about this magnificent place then we will start our way back to Soraypampa to enjoy a delicious lunch and return to Cusco city.
Approximate arrival to the city of Cusco 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Tour To The Sacred Valley Of The Incas
We start with pick up from your hotel at 8:30 am, and then board our tourist bus to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas.
After about 30 minutes of travel we arrive at the handicraft center of Corao where we will stop for 20 minutes, then we continue to the town of Pisaq from where we can enjoy a beautiful view of the sacred valley. Once in the archaeological park of Pisaq we will have a 40 minute guided tour of the archaeological park. After the visit we descend to the town of Pisaq and visit its market.
Continuing our trip, along the Vilcanota River that runs through the entire Sacred Valley, we move to Urubamba to rest and have time for lunch at a local restaurant prepared with local ingredients.
After 40 minutes of rest we continue the trip to Ollantaytambo where we will visit the archaeological park for about 30 to 40 minutes.
At the end of our visit to Ollantaytambo we will board the train to Machu Picchu. Where we will spend the night and rest for the next day to visit the most important attractionof Peru “Machu Picchu”.
Visit Machu Picchu Citadel
Machu picchu tour
According to the time indicated by our guide we will approach the Consettur bus station to board and start our most desired journey “Machu Picchu”, together with our tour guide we will travel for 2 hours and a half the Inka citadel of Machu Picchu, we will visit the Guardian’s House from where we will have the panoramic view of Machu Picchu with the Huanapicchu, the stone quarry, the temple of the sun, temple of the 3 windows, the agricultural area and the urban area.
Train from Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo.
At the end of our guided tour, we will have an average of one hour to rest inside the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Luego tomaremos nuestro bus de regreso a Machu Picchu pueblo.
Depending on the departure time of our train, 30 minutes before departure we will board the train to Ollantaytambo.
Upon arrival in Ollantaytambo our transfer will be waiting for you to take you to Cusco city, ending our tour in San Francisco Square.
- DAY 01:Pick up from the apt, overnight at hotel Lima, City Tours + entrances
- DÍA 02: Transporte Lima-Paracas-Ica-Lima, visita Isla Ballesta, Visita Viñedos, Autos Tubulares en Huacachina, Noche Hotel Lima.
- DAY 03: Night hotel Cusco, Tourist ticket for the City Tour.
- DAY 04: Night Hotel Cusco, Entrance to Moray.
- DAY 05: Night in Cusco hotel, Breakfast and lunch, First aid kit, Oxygen, Walking sticks, etc.
- DAY 06: Night in Cusco hotel, Breakfast and lunch, First aid kit, Oxygen, Walking sticks, etc.
- DAY 06: Night in Cusco hotel, Breakfast and lunch, First aid kit, Oxygen, Walking sticks, etc.
- DAY 08: Entrance to Machu Picchu, Bus in Machu Picchu, Professional English/Spanish guide, Train Machu Picchu-Ollanta, Transfer Ollanta-Cusco, Night hotel Cusco.
- DÍA 09: Traslado Hotel – apartamento
- Payment of taxes Ballestas Islands S/. 24.00 soles
- Huacachina Oasis Tax s/4.00 soles
- Qoricancha Entrance. s/15.00 soles
- Entrance to Salineras s/10.00 soles,
- Income mountain of colors s/10.00 soles
- Humantay Lagoon entrance fee s/10.00 soles
- 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.
- National and/or international flights.
- 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 lagoon, 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
Transportation in Peru – Andean Wonder 9 days.
Flights are available throughout Peru, but most flights fly in and out of Lima. International flights are limited and can be expensive due to limited availability in South America. If you want to get around locally, the main means of transportation include: car, cab, bus or combi.
2. Lifestyle in Peru – Andean Wonder 9 days.
Definitely in this tour we will find different cultures, traditions and lifestyles, from the Coast where life is related to the industry and fishing, the Vineyards where we will enjoy delicious liquors, a variety of foods from the coast and jungle Sierra delicious dishes that you will not want to missed.
The lifestyle is characterized by cultural and gastronomic biodiversity as well as customs and traditions.
3. Food in the Andean Wonder 9 days.
When you are in Peru you will experience food like never before. They have many dishes on the coast, including dishes based on seafood with their main dish, the “Flagship”. Ceviche, the predominant food in the Andes is the NovoAndina Food, With delicious dishes that include Sufle de Rocoto, roasted guinea pig, chicharon and dishes based on quinoa and other high Andean products, as well as vegetarian and vegan food options can also be found.
4. Language in the Andean Wonder 9 days.
If you don’t speak Spanish, that’s fine. It will be very beneficial and welcoming if you know the language, but in the big cities you can easily get by with just English. There are also many people who want to learn English and will talk to all travelers to practice.
Definitely the ancestral language of the Inca culture is Quechua as the first language followed by Aymara and other native languages native to each region.
5. Environmental Care in the Andean Wonder 9 days.
Most of the time you will receive everything in a plastic bag. Literally everything. Even drinks can be served in a plastic bag! Try to refuse plastic bags as much as possible. see more
6. Medical Services.
Medical services vary throughout Peru. There are high-level hospitals and clinics, and there are low-level hospitals and clinics. If you are in one of the larger cities you will be able to find decent medical services with English-speaking doctors.
In case you have a prescription, it is recommended that you can buy in the big cities and avoid unpleasant surprises, since the same medicine may not be available in remote towns.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Departure Dates: Flexible travel dates, tell us when you travel and we take care of organizing it, and we will adapt the itinerary to your travel date to Peru,
Suitability: Our package Andean Wonder 13 days, is suitable for over 15 years old, and recommended for people under 55 years old, because we will have long hours of travel by bus, if you want to customize, we can adapt them for the trip to be with domestic flights, where if you can suit all ages and families.
Moderate: Our Andean Wonder Program, is considered moderate, since we will have hours of travel by bus, and our package includes in some places long hikes (especially Ollantaytambo, Rainbow Mountain, Colca Canyon and Machu Picchu) requires a certain degree of fitness and basic mobility.
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