Are you passionate about nature and history and have not yet chosen what your holiday destination will be? We make it easy for you: Peru will meet all expectations. An authentic paradise of unique landscapes, charming villages and a thousand-year-old history full of legends and lost cities. To help you get on your journey, and make sure you make the trip of your dreams we propose an interesting circuit that will make you feel like a true Peruvian. Walk along with us for sixteen days some of the most fascinating places in the country: the cosmopolitan capital of Lima, the fascinating "White City" of Arequipa, the lively Puno and the traditional Cusco, the Titicaca Lake and its archipelago of artificial floating islands, the amazing Lost City of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, one of the hearts of the Inca Empire, and the magical forest of Loreto. Travel to Peru, you will have much to discover and much to tell. Peru travel offers you the opportunity to discover an incredible civilization that knew how to dominate its rugged geography and coexist in harmony with the rivers, the sun, the rain, the sea and the Amazon, the mountains and the dry cold of the Andes, adapting to its environment and surviving thanks to the beneficial fruits of the Pachamama (mother earth). Part of that millenary society lives today in each town and is discovered in the customs of the people. Arriving in Peru is to travel through time and rediscover the exciting life of the Incas, the Chancas, the Chachapoyas, the Mochicas and the Wari, as well as their great architectural works, their art, their festivals, the roots of their social strength and the energy of his men. Live the real tourism during this package Peru travel and discover a diversity of worlds with landscapes, sounds, colors and flavors of their own; it travels through time of ancient civilizations and shares with Peruvians its great cultural heritage. Enjoy countless cities, destinations, experiences that can only be fully understood once you live them in your own flesh, once you have thrown your roots and destinies.
Walk the streets of Lima and admire its churches, archaeological sites and large houses with balconies that coexist with modern buildings. Lima also offers a wide variety of cultural shows and is recognized in the world for being the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America. Its cuisine has been nourished by Andean, European, African and Oriental traditions, and in its restaurants you can enjoy the regional cuisines of Peru. Lima has the privilege of being the only capital of South America located on the shores of the sea. Therefore, it offers tourists to start or end the day on hikes or bike rides through its piers. Lima, a love at first sight for those who want to live a unique experience.
After breakfast at a coordinated time we will be at the reception of your hotel to take you to the airport for your flight to the Peruvian Amazon jungle. Reception at the airport in the city of Puerto Maldonado, then take you first to the base office in the city of Puerto Maldonado and then continue to the hostel, (you have to take with you to the shelter what is necessary to use in the jungle, the rest is you can leave at the base office of Puerto Maldonado). Then we will continue to the port about 20 km from the city, where you will board the boat to take it to the lodge. On the way to the hostel you will pass through communities, dense forests and private reserves. The lodge is located next to the Tambopata National Reserve in the south of the Peruvian Amazon jungle. At night, a walk in the jungle exploring the banks with lamps and lanterns to catch the red reflections of the eyes of the alligators among other reptiles. Night in lodge in the Peruvian jungle. During your stay in the Amazon jungle you can enjoy many activities with your naturalist guide, such as tour to the canopy tower, visit beautiful lakes, farmland, parrot clay lick, ethnobotanical excursions, night walk, ecotourism conference at night, among others. On the third day at Amazon jungle, after breakfast you will be taken for a relaxing trip by boat to the embarkation port and then continue to Puerto Maldonado. After a short visit to the office we take you to the airport for your flight to the imperial capital of the Incas, Cusco. Pick up from Alejandro Velasco Astete airport in Cusco, to take you to your hotel. Rest of the afternoon free to rest and adapt to the altitude of the ancient city of Cusco.
This tour starts at approximately 07:00 hrs., we pass by your hotel, to have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota River, for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit the typical Indian market of Pisac , where we will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its inhabitants and haggle prices with sellers, then we go to the city of Urubamba, traveling along the Vilcanota river,to finally arrive at Ollantaytambo, where we will spend the night. This day we will visit:
The first of the Classic Inca Trail begins at Km. 82, in the town of Patallaqta, at an altitude of 2,800 meters, from this place you walk around 8 hours, through Inca trails, and in permanent contact with nature, until reach the area of the first camp, in the Andean village of Hauyllabamba, the same one that is 3000 meters above sea level. The experience of this first night is unique, after having had the first contact with the magic of the nature of the Peruvian Andes. The itinerary of the second day is the most demanding. You will have a walk of 7 to 8 hours, and then climb up to 4215 meters to the highest point called Warmiwañusca. In the open sky, there is a prodigious high Andean landscape accompanied by snow-capped mountains and surrounded by a typical puna vegetation. The third day, the landscape changes remarkably. Little by little you will be able to appreciate the welcome to the jungle area. The climate is different and of course also the flora and fauna. In this 8-hour stretch, we continue traveling to Wiñayhuayna, where you can see several Inca archaeological sites, such as Runkuracay, or Phuyupatamarca (known as the city in the clouds because it is a very foggy area). Finally, you get to spend the night in the last camp. Finally, the physical effort, will be rewarded, upon reaching Inti Punku (door of the sun). This Inca construction, allows to see the impressive sunrise, and appreciate the way it bathes and illuminates little by little, the magical city of Machu Picchu.
This day is free, so you can relax and discover the beauty city of Cusco. There are some places that you can discover by your own:
Main Square of Cusco:
Cathedral of Cusco:
Enjoy the tourist attractions offered by the famous "Route of the Sun". The trip leaves from the city of Cusco to Puno, almost 400 km between both cities. The service includes 5 stops to visit the colonial temple of Andahuaylillas recognized as the Sistine Chapel of America, Raqchi "the temple of Wiracocha, the creator of the Andean world", Sicuani "country place where we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch" and Pucará " known as the temple of fertility".To finally arrive at Puno.
In a mystical equilibrium with the environment, Lake Titicaca shows its vast 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 seek, with tourism, to preserve its incredible culture and landscapes. In addition, the legend tells that this famous lake was born Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, founders of the Inca Empire. Lake Titicaca 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.
Wake up early andtake a delicious breakfast in the beautiful city of Puno, to continue with our adventure and travel to Arequipa (Colca Canyon) It is a long ride, about four and a half hours, but when we arrive the scenic canyon will be worth the travel. Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and the second deepest canyon in Peru, this canyon is beautiful and perfect for hiking or seeing the incredible Andean Condor, which has a wingspan of over 10 feet and a lifespan close to that of a human’s.
The Colca Valley has small colorful villages where indigenous people maintain their ancestral traditions through festivals, crafts and agricultural terraces. The largest city in the valley is called Chivay, where you can enjoy the thermal waters of La Calera. In addition, the Colca Canyon is home to many rare endemic animal species, including giant hummingbirds, vicuñas, the Andean Caracara, vizcachas and of course the Andean Condor, which can usually be seen from the "Cruz del Cóndor". Do not miss the opportunity to see 6000-year-old cave drawings depicting the domestication of the alpaca in Mollepunku near the town of Callalli, or visiting the recently restored Inca ruins in the Uyo Uyo Valley.
This is our last day of the trip, from Arequipa you can either fly out of the airport or continue your travels through Peru by land. To arrange a flight back to Lima or out of the country, you can contact us for help with reservations, as well as transport you to the airport. If you chose to stay in Arequipa any longer, there are beautiful parks, cathedrals, a golf club, and many other interesting locations within and nearby the city.