Fantastic 16-day itinerary in Peru for the perfect and complete trip! Enjoy Machu Picchu, visit the capital of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley, Titicaca Lake, Colca Canyon, Nazca Lines, Lima and much more. Explore the richness of South America and learn about the rich Peruvian culture.
Upon your arrival in Cuzco you will be assisted by our tour representative at the airport and then escorted to your hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day as it pleases you, either to rest from the trip or to explore the city.
Enjoy a touring day in Cuzco. First we will visit the Convent of Santo Domingo followed by the Cathedral.
We will continue towards the Cuzco hills and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the fortress of Sacsayhuamán before proceeding to Qenqo, a religious archaeological site.
Last but not least, it is time for Puka Pukara, in Quechua, an architectural complex of military use.
We will head to the Sacred Valley and visit the Palace of Tissues known as Awanakancha, where you can see the Andean camelids and know more about the techniques used for the confection of garments.
In Pisac, let’s visit a market of local handicrafted before lunch, and then proceed to Ollantaytambo, a town and a fantastic arquelogical park of Incan architecture. Visit to the fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
We will start the journey to Machu Picchu passing through Aguas Calientes, that offers some magnificent Andean landscape. From Ollanta station we will take a bus tour to Machu Picchu, where upon your arrival you will explore the archeological site and discover more about its history and cultural facts.
Visit important monuments such as the main square, the royal quarters, the three-window temple, the circular towers, the sacred clock and the cemeteries.
Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and overnight.
Note: Luggage restrictions on board trains to and from Machu Picchu are imposed. Therefore passengers can only carry one (1) small package of maximum 5 kg (11 lbs).
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
The morning will be again dedicated to Machu Picchu so you can explore parts of the site you could not on the previous day. Check out places such as Intipunku (Puerta del Sol) and the Inca Bridge.
In the afternoon, we will return to Cuzco. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy the day at leisure in Cuzco.
You will be taken to the train station and board on the train to Puno. On the way you will be able to see a beautiful landscape composed by mountains and villages.
Break in Pucará, an archeological site that dates back to 300 AD, followed by Wiracocha, where you will visit the Raqchi Temple.
The last stop will be in the town of Andahuaylillas to visit the 'Sistine Chapel of America'.
Arrival in Puno and transfer to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Visit to the Uros Islands, a group of man-made totora islands that on the surface of Lake Titicaca.
Next, let’s head to Taquile and return to Puno.
Transfer by bus to Arequipa.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
We will leave the hotel quite early, between 2:30 and 3:00 AM, towards Chivay. There you will have breakfast and we will buy tickets.
The trip continues to Cruz del Cóndor and we will visit Wayrapunko, Antahuilque, Choquetico, places of pre-Inca works, hanging tombs and litho-models.
On the way back we will pass by the towns of Maca and Yanque and reach Chivay again, where you will be able to enjoy hot water pools.
After lunch, we will return to Arequipa.
Enjoy the free day in Arequipa as you like.
Transfer to Nazca by bus at night.
Arrival in Nazca early in the morning and explore its lines, some ancient geoglyphs in the desert of Nazca that form interesting figures. They range between 50 to 300 metres.
Next, we will take a bus to Paracas, where we will spend the night.
Enjoy the day at leisure in Paracas or choose an optional excursion to the Ballestas Islands, part of the Paracas National Reserve, which serves as a sanctuary for the marine ecosystems and species of penguins, sea lions and pelicans.
Transfer to Lima by bus followed by transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy a tour in Lima, Peru’s capital. It will include the Paseo de la Republica, Plaza San Martín and the Plaza Mayor.
Next, see the fantastic Convent of San Francisco and visit the nice neighborhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores.
Enjoy the day at leisure in Lima.
At the agreed time, we will escort you to the airport to take your flight back home or to your next destination.