Lima – Ica – Puerto Maldonado Amazona – Puno – Copacabana – La Paz – Lima

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Peru is the country that can completely satisfy all human tastes, preferences and energy! The people there are extremely earthy, humble and kind – a mentality too close to the senses of much of humanity. It is unique to Peru – Nature, mysticism and unparalleled world cultural and historical heritage!

Lima is the capital: of Peru located on the arid Pacific coast of the country. Although its colonial center is preserved, it is an overflowing metropolis and one of the largest cities in South America. The Larco Museum houses a collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museum of the Nation traces the history of the ancient civilizations of Peru. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th century cathedral are the core of the old center of Lima.

From the Pacific to the Amazon and across the highlands to the Andes

  • The lines of Nazca and the coastal desert
  • Amazon with rich fauna and flora
  • Mystic Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and the sun island

Cusco is a city in the Peruvian: Andes that was the capital of the Inca Empire and is known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. The Plaza de Armas is the center of the ancient city, with galleries, carved wooden balconies and ruins of Inca walls. The convent of Santo Domingo, in baroque style, was built on the Temple of the Inca Sun (Qoricancha) and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.

Machu Picchu: is an Inca citadel located in the heights of the Andes mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba river valley. It was built in the fifteenth century and then abandoned, and is famous for its sophisticated dry stone walls that combine huge blocks without the use of a mortar, fascinating buildings that relate to astronomical alignments and panoramic views. The exact use he had remains a mystery.

This varied journey takes you through diverse areas and offers many highlights in different areas of Peru and Bolivia. From Lima you drive to Ica in the middle of the coastal desert and from there to the protected area of Paracas. A very different area awaits you after a short flight: in the middle of the rainforest, you will discover the flora and fauna of the Amazon, take excursions on foot and by boat and observe animals. In Cusco, the beautiful and historic city, visit the sights and Inca sites. On the way to the fabled Machu Picchu visit the Urubamba Valley with Ollantaytambo and Pisac. An experience is still the trip with the Andean railway from Cusco to Puno. Another highlight: the stay on Lake Titicaca – deep blue lake, snow-capped mountain peaks, colorfully dressed Indians. It goes along Lake Titicaca to the pilgrimage site of Copacabana in Bolivia and then to the Sun Island, where you make short, easy walks at the place of origin of the Inca culture. The return journey is via La Paz, the economic and political center of Bolivia.
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Travel Program

Flight from Europe or the country of origin (USA or Canada), etc. Arrival in Lima – Transfer Hotel the large city in South America; population approximately 11 million. Rest or explore the city on your own.

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

In the morning, the German-speaking cultural guide will pick you up at the hotel. On the guided tour you will visit the old, colonial and new districts of Lima. An interesting insight into the early cultures and their wealth and art is the Gold Museum. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Early in the morning you leave Lima. It goes south on the coastal road to Ica. This city is an oasis right in the middle of the coastal desert. Fertile valleys – among others, the area is known for its vineyards – cross the inhospitable desert. Optionally you can fly over the mysterious lines of Nazca in a small plane in the afternoon. Overnight stay Hotel

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

You travel to the national protected area of Paracas. The Ballestas Islands, where hundreds of sea lions, seals, birds and even penguins frolic, are also called Little Galàpagos. Boat trip to the animal observation. In the afternoon return to Lima. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Camp (B/-/-)

Flight over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado. A completely different landscape awaits you: the rainforest with its rich flora and fauna in the southeast of Peru. In the canoe you drive to the jungle lodge. The Tambopata Nature Reserve covers an area of approximately 5500 hectares of original subtropical rainforest. So far, discovered over 570 bird species and over 1200 butterfly species. Overnight Lodge.

Overnight Lodge (B/L/D)

From the lodge you can take excursions, hikes and boat trips accompanied by a nature guide, including a night cruise to observe nocturnal animals. Overnight Lodge.

Overnight Lodge (B/L/D)

Canoe transfer to Puerto Maldonado. Fly to Cusco and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon visit to the city of Cusco, the Inca temples and colonial churches and the surrounding ruins such as Sacsayhuaman, Qenko and Tambomachay. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Drive from Cusco to Pisac in the Urubamba or Sacred Valley of the Incas. Ollantaytambo is the best preserved village from the Inca period. You will also visit the interesting ruins of the fortress of Ollantaytambo. A stroll through the best preserved inca village Ollantaytambo ends the interesting sightseeing. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Transfer to the train station. The railway meanders through the Urubamba gorge, the vegetation increases and changes to subtropical rainforest, the high Andes peaks surround the valley. After about two hours you will arrive in Aguas Calientes, from where you will take the bus up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. You visit this mystical and fascinating ruin site. Afternoon return by bus to Aguas Calientes. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

They stroll through the village and the rainforest. In the afternoon return journey by train to Cusco, where you will arrive in the evening. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Rest day free day in the capital of Incas – there are many option as a rent a ATV, motorcycles, or visiting cultural places. Overnight tent.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Transfer from the hotel to the train station. Varied ride on the Andes cable car over the pass La Raya 4310 m and the Altiplano to Puno. The journey takes between 8 and 10 hours. In Puno Transfer from the train station to the hotel. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

In the morning boat trip to the floating islands of the Uros Indians. Drive along Lake Titicaca to Copacabana / Bolivia. Boat trip from Copacabana to the sun island. Hike to the Ecolodge. Overnight Ecolodge.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Hike on the sunny island to Challapampa. For a late lunch, return to the lodge. The afternoon is at leisure. Optionally, a trip to the lunar island can be made. Overnight Lodge.

Overnight Lodge (B/L/D)

Morning hike on the sunny island. Boat trip to Copacabana. In the place of pilgrimage many pilgrims worship the “Black Madonna”. You will visit the church from the 16th century, the village and climb over ancient Inca steps to a ceremonial place, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view. Bus ride via Tiquina and the Altiplano to Huatajata. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/D)

Enjoy the morning on Lake Titicaca before heading to Tiahuanaco to visit the ruins. Then continue to La Paz. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Morning visit of La Paz, political and economic center of Bolivia. You visit the old town, the Indio and witches market, the new districts as well as the moon valley. The city, founded in 1548, is located in a basin and is protected from the cold winds sweeping the highlands. Free afternoon. Overnight stay Hotel.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

We spend the morning according to our own preferences. Depending on the departure time, you will have the time in the morning to take a tout maybe city tours or maybe relax day. Transfer from the bus station to the airport. Departure return flight to Switzerland, USA, Canada, Europa, etc.

Overnight flight (-/-/-)

Go back home – end tour in Bolivia / South America.

Overnight flight (-/-/-)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Local culture guides
  • Local guides, cook and escort
  • Domestic flight Lima-Arequipa
  • Domestic flights Lima-Puerto Maldonado and Puerto Maldonado-Cusco
  • All transfers and overland trips
  • Train ride 1st class Cusco-Puno or Bus
  • Boat trips Paracas and Lake Titicaca
  • Primeval forest stay and excursion from the lodge offer
  • 13 hotel nights in a double room
  • 4 nights in lodge
  • Meals according to the program, breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Visits including acoording to the program
  • Enter fees to Machu Picchu
  • Peru Expeditions Tour leader

Not included:

  • Restaurants in cities: Lunch and dinner in Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Copacabana and La Paz
  • Entrances to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast on the first morning
  • Sleeping bag that can be rented at our office
  • Tips for the guide and field staff recommended 200 USD
  • Travel and medical insurance & emergency evacuation insurance

Prices & Dates

TOUR INFORMATION:

Season: April – September
Difficulty: Moderate

Dates & Prices:

More information about dates and prices upon request.

Juventino

Juventino Albino Caldua

Expert guide certified by IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA
Co-Founder, Peru Expeditions
Telephone: (+51) 943780600
E-Mail: [email protected]

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