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Condors and Convents   |   14 DAYS

This awesome itinerary of Condors and Convents, has been designed for those looking to experience Lima, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco. You will travel from the city of kings of Lima to the white city of Arequipa where you will have the chance to visit one of the deepest Canyons of the world the "Colca Canyon", and then you will travel across the Andes, to reach Puno where you will have a unique opportunity to navigate in one of the heights lake in the world. As your travel continues across the Andes you will finally arrive to the imperial city of Cusco where you will have a unique chance to see one of the new seven wonders of the world "Machu Picchu".

This itinerary is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible. We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements. Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: LIMA.

Arrive to Lima airport. collection and private transfer to the selected hotel.(-/-/-)


DAY 2: CITY TOUR LIMA - AREQUIPA.

This morning you will be collected from your hotel to visit the higlights of Lima in a traditional three hour City Tour of Colonial Lima. During the tour, where you will have your own personal transport and guide, you will visit the Main Square, Plaza San Martin, Plaza Grau, Lima Cathedral, San Francisco Church and other places of interest. At the end of your tour you will be transferred to the airport for yoir short flight to Arequipa. On your arrival, you will be transferred to your selected hotel.(B/-/-)


DAY 3: CITY TOUR AREQUIPA.

This morning you will be taken to our private city tour Arequipa. The tour will include the church and square of San Francisco, the dome of La Compañia de Jesus, Colonial houses, the Plaza de Armas and the unforgettable Convent of Santa Catalaina, characterized by its narrow streets and different styles from the 16th century. The Convent of Santa Catalina is perhaps the most fascinating colonial religious building in the country, it was until recently home to almost 450 nuns. When your tour ends, you can remain in the convent to explorer further or retunr to the hotel. (B/-/-)


DAY 4: AREQUIPA - CHIVAY (COLCA CANYON).

Today at 07:50 you will board our tourist vehicle and drive towards Chivay. Make sure to have your camera ready as you will stop at some stunning viewpoints including the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve. The reserve is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, flamingos, ibis and the Andean eagle.You will see astounding landscapes as you drive past lakes, glaciers and some magnificent volcanoes, such as Ampato, Sabancaya, Huallca and Misti. We will reach our journey’s highest point of 4800m (15,000ft), before heading down the canyon to Chivay where we will take you to your selected hotel. In the afternoon, you will have a number of options to spend time at leisure. Enjoy the hot thermal springs of Chivay, go on a short trek or relax in your hotel while taking in the incredible view of the beginning of the canyon and its terraces. (B/-/-)


DAY 5: CRUZ DEL CONDOR - PUNO.

You will be picked up from your hotel very early in the morning and taken to the most spectacular places of the Colca Canyon. Our picturesque journey leads us to the Mirador Cruz del Condor, the most famous viewing point for looking into the depths of the Colca Canyon. Here, the canyon is around 1200m deep, and you will have good chance of luck to see a few condors flying, with the amazing canyon scenery in the background. You will then continue on to Chivay. From here you will take the comfortable tourist coach to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the first Inca, Manco Capac. Along the way, you will be able to appreciate the scenic beauty of the Andes as you pass by lakes, lagoons, trout farms and Andean flamingos. When we reach the altitude of 4850m (12,000ft), you will have an unbelievable view of the highlands. Upon arrival into Puno, you will be transferred to your selected hotel. (B/-/-)


DAY 6: UROS ISLAND - AMANTANI ISLAND.

You will be picked up from your hotel around 7:30am and transferred to the port of Puno where you will meet your guide and board the motor boat. The first stop will be the Uros Floating Islands, where you will spend about 1.5-hour. There are more than 50 floating islands and you will visit two of them. On the first floating island, your guide will explain you about the people who live on the floating islands. Then you will have some free time to walk around, visit the small huts made from reeds, take some pictures and buy a souvenir to support the people of these islands if you wish. After this visit you will continue on with a 3-hour boat ride to Amantani Island where you will spend the night with a local family. You will be met by the families at the dock and then taken to their houses to enjoy a delicious lunch with them. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to go on an optional hike up to the highest point of this community which is located at about 4150m (13600 feet) to enjoy the sunset. There you can admire awe-inspiring views of Lake Titicaca, the Cordillera Real mountain range and the Isla del Sol on the Bolivian side of the lake in the distance. In the evening, after the dinner, the families will organize a local party for you and provide you the traditional dress to enjoy the party (optional). Take plenty of pictures of this crazy mix of locals and foreigners all decked-out laughing and dancing together. (B/L/D)


DAY 7: AMANTANI ISLAND - TAQUILE ISLAND.

The next day you will have an early breakfast before saying goodbye to your family and heading over to the neighboring Taquile Island 1-hour boat ride. The people who live on this island are very famous because they are considered “the best weavers of Peru”. There, you will go on a beautiful hike to enjoy the views of the lake. During this hike you will stop to visit the town square of Taquile and visit the handicraft shops to see the typical weaving. The square is also the highest point of the hike at 3950m or 12960 feet. After enjoying some free time around the square, you will enjoy a typical lunch. Then you will finish the hike going to the second port of the island, where you will take the motor boat back to Puno, finishing the tour at 3:30pm approximately.(B/L/-)


DAY 8: PUNO - CUSCO.

Today you will journey on a full-day tour travelling the length of this road as you travel towards Cusco, stopping along the way at many interesting historical and cultural sites during the journey, including the Inca ruin of Raqchi, an ancient and beautiful colonial church at Andahuaylillas, and a viewpoint overlooking the incredible Peruvian altiplano. The tour concludes in the imperial city of Cusco, and we will escort you to your selected hotel for the evening. (B/L/-)


DAY 9: CITY TOUR INCA & COLONIAL.

After lunch you will be collected from your hotel to visit the highlights of Cusco in private. You will visit the Koricancha temple, Sacsayhuaman, Tambo-Machay. Puka-pukara and Q'enko. Retunr to your hotel. (B/-/-)


DAY 10: SACRED VALLEY TOUR.

This morning you will be collected by our guide who will escort you in private to the amazing Sacred Valley.You will visit Pisac the gateway to the Sacred Valley and home of the famous daily Pisac craft market, you will have lunch in a tourist class restaurant and then you will visit the spectacular Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. After experiencing the grandeur Ollantaytambo stronghold, you will be escorted to your selected hotel.(B/L/-)


DAY 11: TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES.

This morning you will be collected and taken to the railway station to join the train to Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu. The journey will take you back through the Sacred Valley and then down through a semi-tropical river valley. On arrival at Aguas Calientes, you will be escorted to your selected hotel.(B/-/D)


DAY 12: MACHU PICCHU.

After an early breakfast, you will be met at your hote by our guide, who will accompany you on one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu. You will have a private guided tour for around two hours, afterwards you will be free to explore this amazing citadel, in your own time. Returning to Aguas Calientes, you will have time for refreshment before you board the train back to Cusco. On arrival you will be met and transferred back to your hotel. (B/-/-)


DAY 13: CUSCO - LIMA.

Private transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight back to Lima. On your arrival you will be transferred to the selected hotel. Later in the evening, you will be join us in our exclusive dinner show.(B/-/D)


DAY 14: FLIGHT HOME.

At the appropriate time you will be collected from your hotel and transferred in private, to the airport for your international flight back home.(B/-/-)


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Holiday Information

INCLUSIONS.

  All internal transfer in private.
  All transportations (coaches, train and flights).
  All accommodations in 3* in a standard dwb or twin room.
  All meals according to the itinerary.
  All tourist attraction according to the itinerary.
  All tour tickets.
  24/7 guide assistance.


EXCLUSIONS.

  Travel personal insurance
  International flights
  General meals and personal expenses


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