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Deep Peru Explore

Deep Peru Explore

Peru, the richest country in the world, invites us to discover that it is not richer who has more but who experiences more unforgettable experiences. And to start living them you have to travel to Peru, a place where the diversity and authenticity of its culture, nature and gastronomy, keep the essence of life itself. Peru is located in the central and western part of South America. It has an extension of 1'285.215 Km², and a population of 29 million. Peru is the nineteenth largest country in the world and borders on the north with Ecuador, on the south with Chile and Bolivia, on the east with Colombia and Brazil and on the west with the Pacific Ocean. Come and discover the Nazca Lines, one of the most visited destinations in Peru (after Cusco and Lima) due to its enigmatic lines which are located in an area of 350 km2 and 145km from the city of Ica, consisting of a series of lines drawn in the desert by the Nazca culture which designed different figures of several hundred meters each. Visit the white city of Arequipa, explore The Colca Valley is one of the most extraordinary destinations in the country. In the whole area you can see colorful cultivated pre-Inca terraces, and in the Condor viewer you can appreciate the majestic flight of the condors.Travel with us and Enjoy the beauty of Puno. In a mystical balance with the environment, Titicaca Lake shows its wide natural wealth. Its cold blue waters surround the city of Puno and show fantastic places that keep its history and tradition intact. This source of life and development seeks, with tourism, to preserve its culture and incredible landscapes. In addition, the legend tell that this famous lake was founded by Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, and they are consider now as the founders of the Inca Empire. Titicaca Lake is the highest and navigable lake in the world, this Natural Heritage of Peru is located in the Puno region and is shared with the neighboring country of Bolivia. The islands that inhabit this majestic place are Taquile, Amantaní and Uros, the same ones that maintain their pre-Columbian traditions and customs.Know Cusco (Qosqo in Quechua), the navel of the world, one of the most extensive regions of Peru. Its geographical location has allowed it to develop agriculturally, highlighting the cultivation of corn, quinoa, barley, potatoes, tea and coffee. Today Tourism is its main source of income, due to the great archaeological wealth left by the Tahuantinsuyo empire and the passage of the Spaniards. Without a doubt, the city that preserves the most beautiful and important archaeological monuments of Peru and America. Explore with us the incredible Jungle of Peru. Visit Tambopata at its natural magic.

Quick Itinerary:

Day 01: Lima

Day 02: Paracas

Day 03: Ballestas Islands Tour

Day 04: Nazca Lines over-flight 

Day 05: Arequipa

Day 06: Colca Canyon Tour

Day 07: Bus Arequipa-Puno

Day 8-9: Titicaca Lake Tour

Day 10: Sightseeing bus to Cusco

Day 11: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Day 12-15: Classic Inca Trail

Day 16: Cusco Sightseeing Tour

Day 17-18: Amazonian Jungle Tour

Day 19: Lima

Day 20: Departure

 

Deep Peru Explore Guide:

  • The lines and geoglyphs of Nazca are located in the Ica region, specifically in the valleys of Palpa and Nazca.
  • These mysterious figures drawn by the settlers of the ancient Nazca culture, in the middle of the coastal desert, have shapes of huge figures of animals, birds and gods. It is the main legacy of the Nazca culture, which developed between 100 BC. until 600 AC
  • The Colca Valley is 100 km long and occupies only one sector of the Colca River basin, between the districts of Callalli and Huambo.
  • Arequipa offers exquisite cuisine, beautiful landscapes of beautiful countryside, majestic volcanoes, the Colca Valley, exciting challenges and adventures in the Colca Canyon, protected natural areas, and the warmth of a friendly and willing people for tourists to enjoy and share your charms.
  • Discover Puno and the famous Titicaca Lake, a part of the lake corresponds to Bolivia, while the zone of Peru has the natural islands of Taquile, Amanataní and Soto, as well as the artificial floating islands of the Uros.
  • Puno, the "Folkloric Capital of Peru", thanks to its showy popular dances, is located in the vicinity of the Lake Titicaca 
  • From Puno you can visit the famous "Chulpas of Sillustani", one of the largest necropolises in America. The chulpas are funerary monuments built by the Kollas and according to the mystics here a good amount of energy is concentrated.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas, named for being the main food supplier of the Inca empire, the Sacred Valley sits on the banks of the Urubamba River.
  • The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located 35 kilometers from Cusco, and about 600 meters below the level of Cusco. It covers the part of the basin of the Vilcanota river between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
  • Inca Trail, the total distance of the road is approximately 39.6 km and starts at Km. 82 in the place called Pisqacucho. To start the road you should cross a bridge, then go to the left side through a eucalyptus orchard and start the day calmly.
  • One of the main attractions along the Classic Inca Trail is the ancient network of settlements built in granite rock by the Incas such as Wiñay Wayna an Phuyupatamarca immersed in an overwhelming natural scenery. Hundreds of varieties of orchids, multicolored birds, and dreamy landscapes provide the ideal setting for a route that the walker should walk at least once.
  • Amazonian jungle Tour offers you the opportunity to visit Tambopata , the land of the Ese Eja, ethnic group that has lived in the area since ancient times and knows the reserve to the millimeter. Currently they are grouped into three communities: Palma Real, Sonene and Infierno.
  • Another attraction of the Amazonian jungle Tour is the clay licks that are found on the banks of rivers. They gather hundreds of birds (macaws, hawks and parrots) between 5:30 am and 9:00 am. In the clay or inland clay licks, mammals such as sajinos, huanganas and sachavacas are usually seen at night.

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Day 1: ARRIVAL TO LIMA

Lima, the City of Kings, the noble title that until now it holds. The capital city of Peru grows as a metropolis in a fast and modern way. Being the only capital city of America located by the sea, Lima is populous (more than 8 million inhabitants) and is full of places of interest and restaurants of international fame. It is the gastronomic capital of America and only for that reason, one of the many that has, becomes a pleasant tourist focus. Its beaches, likewise, offer us the beauty of its women and its waves. Their neighborhoods, on the other hand, will show us the deep heart of a city that demonstrates the booming destiny of Peru. This first day is free, you can visit the city by your own. explore the beauty of the capital of Peru.

Day 2: Paracas

Paracas is an excellent ecological destination for lovers of nature and marine biodiversity, it also offers archaeological attractions and is a good alternative for relax. Paracas is located in the department of Ica and the province of Pisco in Peru. Because of its proximity to the sea, Paracas is a balneary in the shape of a bay. The attraction of this balneary is its climate, beach and beautiful residences built there. The name of Paracas means "sand rain" because in this place the winds are carriers of sand; these winds can reach a speed of 32 km per hour. Paracas, covers an area of 335,000 hectares, of which 117,406 are from the mainland and 217,594 from marine waters. Paracas has been declared a regional reserve for migratory birds. Visitors of Paracas, like to observe the different ecosystems, the archaeological remains of the Paracas culture, the place where San Martin disembarked and the great diversity of marine fauna existing in the area.

Day 3: Ballestas Islands Tour

In our tour to the Ballestas Islands (maritime tour), we will visit the Bay of Paracas (landing of General San Martin), Punta Colorado, The Paracas Candelabra (geoglyph similar to the Nazca lines); the ballestas islands that are natural rock formations that harbor an important marine fauna, where great colonies of guano birds live like: The guanay, Piquero, Pelicano Cormorant, Tendrils, Seagulls etc. Humboldt penguins, sea lions, dolphins. Upon returning to the Port you will have 30 free minutes and we will start our excursion to the Paracas National Reserve (Land Tour), visit the Interpretation Center of INRENA (fossil remains), the fosiliferous Way, the Walk to the Flamengos viewpoint, the Cathedral (Formation rocky), Lagunillas Beach: Refreshment and bath (optional). To finish we will return to Paracas.

Day 4: Nazca Lines

Nazca Lines, mysterious geoglyphs in the desert Cahuachi, capital of the Nazcas and pilgrimage center Paracas, great biodiversity and wonderful landscapes.Nazca offers you as a destination a unique place in the world, full of mystery and mysticism, marvelous traces of immense figures and Lines, of spectacular perfection, on a desert plain, the work of a very ancient Peruvian civilization. Tourism in this area is associated to the Nazca Lines and Palpa Lines, only visible in overflights by light aircraft and the visit to archaeological centers, especially Cahuachi. Two hours from the city of Ica is Nazca, during the tour you will reach the Mirador de las Líneas de Nazca, where you can see 2 figures or Geoglyphs: The Hand and the Tree, we will also visit the "House Museum María Reiche" , home of the German archaeologist and mathematician who dedicated his life to the study of the mysterious origin of these lines. We will also visit the Cantalloc Aqueducts which consists of 40 underground channels that were used by the Nazca culture to get water. They will be amazed at the high hydraulic technology obtained in those times. They will also visit the Los Paredones archaeological center that flourished in the Incas period. This complex built with large bricks was an Inca administrative center for the control of trade between the southern and the Peruvian coast. Finally, you will see the process of Gold and Ceramics, which is an important economic income for this region. These ceramics are made in the same way and technique that the ancient Nazca used in ancient times.

day 5: Arequipa

Arequipa is the city of sillar (white stone), with destinations such as snow-capped mountains, volcanoes such as the Misti, deep canyons such as the Cotahuasi and the Colca, a renowned gastronomy, coves and beaches. Settled between the coast and the southern highlands of Peru to the Andes. It contains the snow capped Ampato (6,288 meters above sea level), Chachani (6,075 meters above sea level) and Misti (5,825 meters above sea level).

Day 6 - 7: Colca Canyon Tour

The Colca Canyon, with more than 1 kilometer of depth to the river for what is considered the deepest canyon of Peru, has picturesque pre-Inca terraces, impressive landscapes and friendly indigenous peoples (e.g. Chivay) with traditionally dressed peasants. If you are lucky, you will see the famous Peruvian Condor just a couple of meters from where you are. Unforgettable and impressive.The Colca canyon is the biggest attraction of the Arequipa region and also one of the most important in Peru. It can be divided into 2 parts. Between Chivay and Pinchollo (see map below), the Colca is an open, fertile and populated valley, characterized by beautiful agricultural terraces and a dozen picturesque villages where the Collaguas Indians maintain their customs. Further down, the valley closes and becomes a deep and narrow canyon, which can be admired from the surroundings of Cabanaconde. There are essentially 2 types of tours: the bus tours that allow you to see the canyon from the heights from some impressive viewpoints, and the walks that allow you to go down to the canyon from the village of Cabanaconde.

DAY 8 - 9: Titicaca Lake Tour

Lake Titicaca is one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in America. Its waters bathe and conserve a predominantly indigenous population, who still keep the traditions of the Inca Empire. In this past and present place they are conjugated around one of the most emblematic places of the Inca culture, and its mysteries continue to amaze us. During an expedition consisting of divers from the navy and experts in Peruvian oceanography, carried out during the month of October 2002, remains of what could be a lost city, built by a people predecessor to the Inca, under the waters were found from the lake. In Puno, there are several tours available to visit the famous floating islands. There are many different islands, but the most famous ones are Los Uros, Taquile and Amantani

Day 10: Sightseeing bus to Puno

Enjoy the tourist attractions offered by the famous "Sun Route". The trip leaves from the city of Puno going to Cusco, almost 400 km between both cities. The service includes 5 stops to visit the colonial temple of Andahuaylillas recognized as the Dictina of America, Raqchi "the temple of Wiracocha, the creator of the Andean world ", Sicuani "country place where we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch ", La Raya " tourist hostel with beautiful Andean landscapes "and Pucará " known as the temple of fertility ". During our tour that lasts approximately 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided visits to the places of touristic interest of the southern of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of the Raya to 4335 msnm and the Pukara Inka Aymara Museum. Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take pictures and explore the attraction at their own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity.  

Day 11: Cusco

Mystic sacred city, considered the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire with a great historical and architectural legacy. Surrounded by green valleys with imposing tourist attractions, culture, tradition and faith still dormant. Known as the navel of the world for being the political and territorial center of the Inca Empire, the department of Cusco shows a striking geographical variety from natural mountain ranges and reliefs, to rivers like the Urubamba. The city of Cusco, located in the Andes mountain range at 3 399 m.a.s.l, was declared the Historical Capital of Peru, being an impressive sample of high Inca engineering whose main tool was stone. Come and discover the magic of Cusco.

Day 12: Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour

This day we will visit the incredible Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will  visit:

  • Pisac The town of Pisac is located 33 kilometers from the city of Cusco and is presented as the door to the Sacred Valley. It is world famous for its artisan market and its impressive archaeological remains, located on a mountain above the town. This town was a kind of capital of the region in the time of the Incas, very important for its excellent location and fertile land. The Inca and colonial constructions that are exhibited in its territory, are admirable for their great invoice and for the platforms that surround the mountains and polished stone structures, assembled to perfection. On the other hand, the town of Pisac has become the spiritual center of the Sacred Valley, it can have all kinds of experiences and spiritual retreats, as well as meet people from all over the world interested in this.  
  • Urubamba is one of the most important cities of the valley at present, it is a city that was born during the colony and is considered the world capital of corn. This is possible because it is watered by numerous rivers that are born in the peaks of the glacier mountains; all this territory was very appreciated by the Incas due to the fertility of their lands and the great qualities for cultivation. It is one of the best places to relax in the valley, you will see many foreigners, but beware, they are not tourists, they are people who left their countries and decided to stay and live in this cozy town.  
  • Ollantaytambo, also known as Ollanta, is located 97 km northwest of the city of Cusco; approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes by car. It was during the time of the Incas a fortified city, with temples, urban, agricultural sectors and walls of defense. It is known that the Inca city of Ollantaytambo served as an administrative control post. After the Spanish invasion, it became one of the favorite places of the viceroys. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru and South America; In addition, many people consider that after Machu Picchu, the town and the ruins of Ollantaytambo contain the most impressive Inca stone work in Peru; however, it is not the only amazing thing about this place. Only a few years ago, the global positioning systems allowed us to discover that Ollantaytambo is aligned with other ancient constructions throughout the world; the pyramids of Giza, the islands of Pascua, the Nazca lines, are just some of them; In addition, the most important archaeological remains from all over the world are aligned around this line. We recommend you visit the Inca city of Ollantaytambo, otherwise you will be missing something very big.

 

Day 13 - 16: Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as its final destination, is the most popular and well-known route among tourists. The trek has a total distance of approximately 43 kilometers and takes 4 days to complete, including a day of visit in the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu. The surrounding nature is wonderful, with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, the walk through the jungle with its amazing archaeological remains is an unforgettable experience. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular excursions for those who seek adventure when visiting Peru, its spectacular landscapes of the chain of the Andes, shows a great mix of forest and mountains that you will enjoy from beginning to end. There is no other natural circuit anywhere that leads to a natural world with changing ecological floors constantly adorned with towering snows, rivers and a great fauna and flora. To all these natural wonders are added Inca constructions that are worth visiting, the architectural art harmonizes perfectly with the natural environment. The Incas built their fortresses with a mentality that they can see without being seen, from where they can attack without being attacked. The mysterious citadel of Machu Picchu, hidden on top of a mountain was a very difficult place to find.

Day 17: Cusco

Today is a day of relaxing you can take a massage, walk around the fascinating capital of the Incas, visit its local markets, churches and museums, buy some souvenirs, have a cup of delicious local coffee or chocolate, do some optional activities as well as get ready for the last night in the city.

Day 18 - 20: Peruvian Amazon Tour

The department of Madre de Dios is located in the southeastern part of the country. On the north it borders on Ucayali, on the south and on the west with Puno and on the east with Brazil and Bolivia. Its territory covers areas of high forest and jungle, with a tropical, warm and humid climate and rains from November to April. Its average temperature is 25 ° C. It has an area of 78,403 square kilometers and its population barely borders 50 thousand inhabitants. Its capital is Puerto Maldonado, in the province of Tambopata.

National Reserve of Tampopata-Candamo. Located at the confluence of the La Torre and Tambopata rivers, with an extension of 5,500 hectares of virgin forest. It stands out for its richness and variety of birds (approximately 600 species), butterflies (900 species) and dragonflies (115 species).

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Welcome by our Representative at arrival;
  • All transfers from/to all airports; 
  • Accommodation: 3* hotels (13 nights), a local homestay on Amantani Island (1 night), campsites (3 nights), a jungle lodge (2 nights), a comfortable bed-seat at the overnight bus to Arequipa (1 night);
  • All entrance fees according to the itinerary;
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guides as per itinerary;
  • Meals: 20x breakfast, 7x lunch, 6x dinner and 3x afternoon's hot beverages during the Inca Trail;
  • Porters to carry food, camping and cooking equipment and 7 kg of each passenger's stuff during the Inca Trail.
  • A Cook for the Inca Trail;
  • Camping equipment for the Inca Trail: personal double tents, sleeping foam matts, tables and chairs, a dining tent and a toilet tent;
  • Cooking tent with cooking equipment for the Inca Trail;
  • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C) for the Inca Trail;
  • Domestic flights: Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Lima;
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines;
  • 1x comfortable overnight bus from Nazca to Arequipa;
  • 1x sightseeing tourist bus: Puno - Cusco;
  • Transport by a private van during the tours and local transfers;
  • A shuttle bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town;
  • Tourist train (Expedition Service) from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo;
  • Motorboat transportation during the tours of Ballestas Islands, Titicaca Lake and Amazonian Jungle.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Pre & post tour accommodation,
  • International flights and airport departure taxes,
  • Travel insurance,
  • Meals not mentioned,
  • Tips and baggage portage to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru, however, it is not obligatory),
  • Optional tours,
  • Other extras not specified.

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • Passport Original and copies
  • Travel insurance(+ copies for a case of lost),
  • Flight tickets,
  • Cash in USD or credit cards,
  • Our service voucher (sent by us to you),
  • Entry visa and a proof of vaccination (if applicable),
  • Day pack (to carry your personal items during daily travels),
  • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers or a rain poncho - this can be purchased in Cusco),
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a campsite),
  • Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights during camping),
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold),
  • Sun cream or sun block,
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body,
  • Insect repellent– recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria has been reported during this trip!),
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Flashlight/headlamp + batteries,
  • Handkerchiefs and toilet paper,
  • Small towel and toiletries,
  • Sufficient reserve of underwear,
  • Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes),
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)
    Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle.
    Important: plastic bottles are not allowed on the Classic Inca Trail! Please bring a metallic (alternatively Nalgene) bottles!
  • Optional: walking sticks (please note: rubber covers are required for the Inca Trail!!); you can also rent it from us,
  • Please note: we provide with filtered boiled water during entire Inca Trail, but if you like to use water from streams along the trail, you need to take some water-purifying tablets with you.
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