Peru: Visit the best of our circuits Lima-Paracas, Nazca, Puno, Cusco, and – Lima

Lima is the capital of Peru located on the country’s arid Pacific coast. Despite the fact that its colonial center has been preserved, it is a bustling metropolis and one of the largest cities in South America. The Larco Museum houses a collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museo de la Nación traces the history of Peru’s ancient civilizations. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th century cathedral are the core of the old center of Lima

Paracas is a city on the west coast of Peru. It is known for its beaches, such as El Chaco, located in the sheltered bay of Paracas. The city is a departure point to the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, home to sea lions, pelicans, and Humboldt penguins. The rugged Paracas National Reserve is home to abundant wildlife and stretches across desert, ocean, islands, and the Paracas peninsula. The huge prehistoric geoglyph of the Paracas Candelabra on the peninsula is etched into the side of a hill.

Nazca is an archaeological culture of Ancient Peru that basically developed in the valleys of the current department of Ica, around the 1st century and declined in the 7th century. Its center was located in Cahuachi, on the left bank of the Rio Grande, in the current province of Nazca. Its territory came to cover from Chincha in the north, to Arequipa in the south. Until the sixth century AD. C., increased their contacts with the Andean zone, even reaching the highlands of Ayacucho. This contact was especially important in the formation of the Huari culture.

Puno is a city in southern Peru located next to Lake Titicaca, one of the largest lakes in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world. The city is a regional commercial center and is also considered the “folk capital” of Peru, for its traditional festivals with lively music and dance performances. Iconic sites include the Puno Cathedral, a baroque-style Andean construction, and the 19th-century Yavarí steamship (now a hostel).

Cuzco 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 the Baroque style, was built on top of the Inca Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.

Difficulty Condition

Travel Program

Am/Pm. Reception and transfer to the selected hotel. 
Overnight 
 Hotel
Flight
 Arrival with plane to Peru
 Meals
 -/-/-

9am/2pm. Meeting at the starting point of the visit to the city of Lima. Visit to the historic center with entrance to the Catacombs of the San Francisco church and panoramic view of the main colonial buildings on the return visit Modern Lima Miraflores with the Parque del Amor. Daily departures from Miraflores. 
Overnight 
 Hotel
Driving
 3 Hours approx
 Tours/Hiking
 5 Hours approx tours
 Meals
 B/L/D

4:00 am, meeting at the starting point for the trip south of Lima to Paracas Bay; We will embark on a glider for 2 hours sailing offshore and on the way you can see EL Candelabro, which is a large geoglyph on the sand. Thus we will also appreciate important marine fauna such as sea lions, Humboldt penguins and guano birds such as the Guanay, booby and tendrils. Return to the bay to continue to the city of Ica; We will visit the Oasis of America “La Huacachina” to venture into the desert aboard tubular cars or Buggies and practice sandbording, Overnight in Ica
Overnight
Hotel
Driving
7 Hours approx
Tours/Hiking
5 Hours approx tours
Meals
B/L/-

Am. Breakfast at the hotel. Free for personal activities or fly over the Nazca lines, consult options.

P.m. Return to the city of Lima, Arequipa or Cusco at a coordinated time.

Overnight
Hotel
Driving
6 Hours approx
Tours/Hiking
5 Hours approx tours
Meals
B/L/-

8:00 Am. Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for personal activities.

Overnight
Hotel
Driving
1 Hours approx
Tours/Hiking
1 Hours approx tours
Meals
B/L/-

Am. Breakfast at the hotel. During a coordinated flight to the city of Puno (ask for the price of the flight and schedule)

10:00 am / Transfer to the port of Puno to take the classic boat on Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3812 masl). Visit a local family on the island of the uros, an aquatic community built with reed branches, to learn about their customs and way of life on the lake explained by the local guide. Return to the hotel in Puno. 

Overnight 
 Hotel
Driving
 4 Hours approx
 Tours/Hiking
 5 Hours approx tours
Flight
 Go by plane to Juliaca.
 Meals
 B/L/-

Am. Breakfast at the hotel.

07:00 am Transfer to the station to board the tourist bus to the city of Cusco. (06 hours of travel). Consult option of the route of the sun with lunch and guide.

Pm/ Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel. Overnight

Overnight
Hotel
Driving
7 Hours approx
Tours/Hiking
1 Hours approx tours
Meals
B/L/-

Am. Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00 am/ 02:00 pm, Start of the city tour with transportation. Visit the archaeological parks Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay, followed by the return to the historic center to visit the temple of Qoricancha or temple of the Sun to end in the main square of Cusco.

Overnight
Hotel
Driving
4 Hours approx
Tours/Hiking
5 Hours approx tours
Meals
B/L/-

Am. Departure from the city of Cusco in Full Day tour to Machupicchu in bimodal service (private bus + tourist train + shared bus). Arrival to Machupicchu town to continue to the citadel by a zigzagging path of 30 minutes. Entrance to the archaeological complex to start the conventional guided tour of circuit 01. Pm/ Return to Cusco.

Overnight
Hotel
Driving
4 Hours approx
Tours/Hiking
5 Hours approx tours
Meals
B/L/-

04:00 a.m. Departure to the south of Cusco to the mountain of colors. The tour will be 2 hours. Until the first point for breakfast (included) then 1hrs. More to the starting point of the walk. You will walk ascending from 4400 masl to the highest point 5200 masl, duration of 4 hours. Upon return there will be lunch (included) in the town of Cusipata and 5:00 p.m. return to Cusco.

Overnight
Hotel
Driving
4 Hours approx
Tours/Hiking
6 Hours approx tours
Meals
B/L/-

Am. Breakfast at the hotel

Optional Tours to the Sacred Valley, Laguna Humatay… consult with the coordinator

Overnight
Hotel
Driving
1 Hours approx
Tours/Hiking
1 Hours approx tours
Meals
B/L/-

Am. Breakfast at the hotel 

Am/pm Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima.

Overnight 
 Hotel
Driving
 4 Hours approx
 Tours/Hiking
 5 Hours approx tours
Flight
 Go back to Lima by plane.
 Meals
 B/L/-

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

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Reception in Airport Lima and Transfer to hotel
  • Hotel in Lima include Breakfast
  • Hotel in Cusco include Breakfast
  • Hotel in Paracas / Nazca / Puno and Aguas Calientes (include Breakfast
  • Bus Lima / Paracas / Nazca / Puno / Cusco
  • Flight Lima – Puno, and Cusco – Lima
  • All meals along the excursion in Cusco
  • Bilingual Professional Guide during all visit
  • All Entrance ticket in Paracas, Nazca, and Puno
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
  • All Entrance Fees in Cusco
  • Expedition train Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes (Round trip)
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (Round trip)
  • Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel

Not included:

  • International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
  • Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure
  • Exit tax at the airport in Lima
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima – Paracas – Nazca – Puno – Cusco – Lima
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
  • Tips for our local team

What to Bring

What to Bring or take fo Day Hiking and Technical Equipment for Climbing Expedition

This equipment list is compiled to provide you with adequate help when choosing your equipment for a climb. Most items are required. Please consider each of them and make sure you understand the function and exclusive use for mountaineering, before substituting or removing items from this list. Please note that this list has been carefully annotated by the organizer. Remember that mountaineering, climbing or mountain expeditions tours is an extreme, risky sport, therefore everything related to it is of great attention.

Hiking backpack for hiking 50 to 60 liters

Light gloves for hiking or (Optional Mittens waterproof)

Medium weight socks

Sleeping bag (-15º to 20ºC)

Small daypack for one day hiking 30 liters

Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)

Hiking boots or shoes

Medium weight parka with fibber fill or down

Rain poncho (or rain gear)

Long-sleeved shirts

Fleece or Wool sweater and/or trousers

Lightweight pants

Cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts

Water bottle for hiking or trekking

Strong waterproof duffel bag

Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb

Towel for personal hygiene each participantFirst-aid kit

Regular and long underwear

Knife or multi-tool

Light cap and wool hat

Sunglasses with UV certification, Sun block, lips

The rest of the list Essentials as appropriate for your hike

Grooming and personal hygiene kit

One Hiking Buff per person

3 Locking carabiners, we recommended per person

We recommend 2 ice screws for each client

1 Daisy Chain (Life Line) per each person

2 Ice axes (per person) technical, we recommended GRIVEL company

1 ATC descender (Rappel), this is very necessary for technical mountains

2 Cords for prusik, very important (Size Cord 6 mm x 10 m. long)

Gloves(Good gloves) for expeditions over 6000meters

Harness for climbing

Sleeping pad / Mattress, we recommend with air or inflatable mattress

Crampons, we recommended GRIVEL company

Walking sticks – Trekking Poles (optional), a pair per person, we recommended GRIVEL company

Down Jacket for expedition

Very important to have personal clothing such as pants and jacket with GOROTEX certification

First aid kit, for high mountains, because we as guides cannot medicate clients

Backpack Capacity 60 liters, it is better to have a bigger backpack to go comfortably to the high camps, because here you have to carry all your personal things

Gaiters or Leggings, now modern boots already have built-in (Incorporated), but better to have an extra pair

Dressing appropriately for the mountains can make the difference between a pleasant trip and a really uncomfortable one. Clothing must provide the right degree of temperature, perspiration and be well ventilated. Preferably cotton clothing should be avoided, as in humid conditions they absorb body heat.

In general, the weather conditions in in the Andes of South America can vary from day to day and even throughout the day. Therefore, clothing must be versatile.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the necessary equipment.

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Please note: Insurance for emergency evacuation is required for this trip. Call for more details.

» Additional dates available upon request
» Rates may vary from July 26th to 31th for the national holidays

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Deposit for reservations: — USD (– EUR) ✓ Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

Places: 🟢 *Available
Trip-code: Number ►PER-
Duration: 18 days
Participants: Minimal: 4 Maximal: 12
Members: We don’t have an open group to join – We can open a new group – Contact us!
Country / Location: Peru
Mountain Guide: Juventino Albino Caldua
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!

3% early bird discount when booking 6 months prior to departure 2024

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Juventino Albino Caldua

Expert guide certified by IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA
Co-Founder, Peru Expeditions

Hans Honold | Certified Mountain and Ski Guide

For a trip with a Professional Certified Mountain Guide from abroad with your own language that you speak, please request us to get in touch. We have guides working for our company from all over the world who are members of IVBV/UIAGM/IFMGA Certified Guides.

It is very important to have accident coverage for trekking and climbing mountains, more if you go a technical mountains over 6 thousand meters, we oblige and recommend buying travel insurance with our partner Global Rescue, you get the peace of mind that the finest medical, security evacuation, field rescue, intelligence and telehealth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What our travelers or clients always ask questions before joining our trips, tours & expeditions, read all the information provided here.

Suggested FAQs

Every day we have active walks around approximately 4, to 5 sometimes 6 hours of walking, everything is according to your pace and physical condition of each person, in each of our travel programs you will find more detailed information, and if If you need more information about each day of the travel program, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp to clarify your doubts or questions, for this please contact us. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

For our mountain climbing trips: If they are easily accessible mountains: For easy-climb mountains, well, you don’t need much experience, but if you already want to climb mountains above 6,000 meters and the conditions become more difficult, we recommend if you already want to go through mountains above 6,000 meters, have a basic or intermediate course for a good preparation. It is very important to be physically, technically and psychologically prepared.

Regarding the preparation of children: Everything will depend on which mountain you want to climb with your children, once you are clear on which of our tours or mountains you want to go with your children, we can give you some advice or see how to prepare them before going with they.

Regarding older people: It all depends on the condition of experience and how well the person is in health, on many occasions older people are the best to walk in the mountains because they have more experience, so it is always good to ask and find out about their experience of older participant. If you have any other questions, please contact us. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

To do long-distance hiking you need to at least train or do some tours such as visiting lagoons to get the experience and feel comfortable with what you do, it is always good before doing a long-distance hiking tour to test yourself so as not to be with the problems of altitude sickness during the trekking, and if you travel with children it is good to first train them before taking them, if they are accompanied by an adult of legal age, they must do a good acclimatization before going on the long-distance tour or with high altitude camps If you want to know or learn more advice, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp to clarify your doubts. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

The preparation is according to what type and what technical level you want to go and climb a trek or mountain, the preparation will always gain experience little by little.

For this type of demanding or technical climbing sports, it is recommended to do some summits above 5 thousand meters beforehand and have good knowledge of high mountain technical equipment such as the use of technical ice axes, ice screws, correct use of crampons, and of course all the technical material. For more information, we can schedule an appointment to be able to explain in more detail everything about the mountain equipment and the preparations prior to joining our outings. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

For the pick-ups of each trip, depending on the place or the trip that you are going to make with us, the meeting point is always at our office, in one of our trips we pick you up where you are staying or staying, or in some cases a A representative of our company will pick you up and then ship you to your transport to continue with your destination of the tour or trip you have booked with us. If you wish to request more information, do not hesitate to contact us. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

In all our trekking or mountaineering trips we do not include personal equipment in our prices, so you have to have your own equipment: Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc. ) and also within each page of the trips that we sell is a small list so you can see it on our website.

Our company can also rent the materials that you would need for your trip, see the list here on our website: https://peru-expeditions.org/equipment-rental/ . For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

In our trips, either hiking or mountaineering: Depending on the type or destination of the trip that you are going to book, in some parts of the treks you go with mules or donkeys or sometimes with horses, and within the mountain trips, the approach camps are also They go with mules or donkeys, but there are some stretches where pack animals can no longer reach. In this part, our logistics is fully supported by the porters.

Who are the porters? They are people from the area who were born and live in the heights of the towns, they are very strong and are very acclimatized, the reason is that after the tourist season ends they dedicate themselves to agriculture and livestock for that reason they are people They are used to the altitude and have lived in nature all their lives and they are happy to be in the mountains together with our expeditions. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

About accommodation or meals during the tour: Well, depending on the type of tour, when the tour is a classic cultural tour or a city tour, we eat during the route in tourist restaurants and sleep in category hotels that the client has requested.

If the tour is with camps and trekking: During the activity, logistics we include the service of Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with traditional and typical meals of the region where you are going to travel with us, during the night we stay in tents, and we have a special tent for the kitchen and another for the dining room.

If the trip is at altitude or in the mountains: We bring special high mountain food, It are quicker meals to cook and we provide complete logistics such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and we sleep in special 4-season high mountain tents, with the best tents. If you have any questions or concerns, we can schedule an appointment via Whatsapp to clarify all your doubts and give you better information so that your trip is an unforgettable tour.

Safe and effective vaccines are available that provide strong protection against serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Billions of people have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself against COVID-19, help end the pandemic and stop new variants emerging.

We also recommend having accident insurance, we always recommend. We are Partners –Global Rescue. If you have any other questions about the trip we can schedule a date for a calling via WhatsApp. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

For all the trips that we offer within our main tourist destinations such as South America and Central America, also including the ascent of the 7 continents and the 7 highest peaks of each continent, on each page of our website for each trip we indicate that month or what season to travel, then please read the information you find in our travel offers for each tour. If you have any other questions you can contact us by WhatsApp with one of our travel experts. Thank you so much. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

In mountains above 5000 meters: A local guide takes a maximum of 3 clients = Ratio 3pax = 1 local guide

In technical mountains: In large-big mountains we manage the travel policy, a guide and a maximum of 2 clients = Ratio 3pax = 1 local guide. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

For all the trips that we offer within our main tourist destinations such as South America and Central America, also including the ascent of the 7 continents and the 7 highest peaks of each continent, on each page of our website for each trip we indicate that month or what season to travel, then please read the information you find in our travel offers for each tour. If you have any other questions you can contact us by WhatsApp with one of our travel experts. Thank you so much. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

We as a local company and connoisseurs of tours have departures on different dates. The best thing to do is to join a travel group to take care of your budget, and of course you can join our groups, but on trips like mountaineering we recommend going in small groups. To join a group, ask us for the dates and we will send you the necessary information to be able to join any of our trips.

Why go in a private trip: For trips whether trekking or high mountains, going privately is the most recommended option, but the costs are more expensive. So, if one joins a group, the prices will be more reasonable. In the mountains, the only disadvantage is if you are in a wall with another partner and if one of the participants gets tired or gets sick. In this case, you have to abort or cancel the summit and return together. For more information, contact us. We can schedule a call via WhatsApp to clarify all your questions.

In a mountain, for example, if 3 people go and one of the participants falls ill on the route, for security reasons they have to cancel or abort the summit or return all together. The same in a technical mountain if the climbing partner gets sick they all have to return, for these reasons sometimes it is better to go private only because for a single person the costs are more expensive for the same reason that the trip would already be private .

For more information please contact us. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

About the meteorological conditions of the climate, we try to organize the trips of each tour in the best season to have the best views and enjoy the selected trip but sometimes even is good season we can have bad weather, in this case on hiking or treks trips The complications are minimal, but when this happens during high-altitude climbing expeditions, the complications can become very difficult, that is why the bosses or leaders of the local guides must always make the most correct decision for the safety of our passengers, so we always recommend listening to the best advice from the local guide assigned for each tour. If you have any other questions please contact us. For calls or inquiries to this number: +51 943 081 066

Additional information

We help in the purchase of air tickets: we set up convenient flight options with each participant of the trip and book tickets such as international flights and domestic flights in each destination city of the countries that we offer our trips. We recommend you booking international flights tickets well in advance so we can find current flights offer prices from the airlines. In order for us to search for and book your flight, please contact us and we will be happy to help you!. → More information click here
About a Satellite Phone or inReach® Messenger - GARMIN: On each trip we recommend having a satellite phone at your disposal. The possibility of quick contact from anywhere on the mountain will guarantee your safety on the road. In case of need (for example, contact with the family or the travel company), for this service the participants have to request to rent a satellite phone, of course this service has an additional cost, contact us or ask our office for more information. A practical device is to have an inReach® Messenger - GARMIN also helps for any emergency. → More information click here
Many of the participants or clients of our adventures, hikes and expeditions in the mountains are people who sign up alone, but in some of our trips you will be able to find a travel partner companion to join a group. We have many options for you from day tours, short treks, long duration tours, and even the most extreme climbing high mountains on each country or South American continent and other destinations, as like the destinations you can see on our website. The mountains are a great place for rapid integration and a very healthy sport. → More information click here
Our mountain guides or tour leaders: All of our Tour Leaders are multiple conquerors of the peaks they lead the expeditions to. Each of our cultural guides, high mountain guides, mountainbike guides, among others are internationally recognized and certified guides, such as the certifications of (UIMLA) Union of International Mountain Leader Associations & (IFMGA) International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations. The mountaineering experience, skills and knowledge of your guides are a priority for us. → More information click here

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