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Southern Peru   |   24 DAYS

This amazing overland tour of Southern Peru, has been designed for those looking to experience and discover the best of the Peru in 24 days. This tour aims to allow you to enjoy the very best that the south of Peru has to offer. Lasting nearly four weeks travelling from the city capital of Lima to the beautiful town of Paracas, where you will visit the incredible Ballestas Islands, Paracas National Reserve, Tambo Colorado, Huacachina Oasis and the chance to flight over the enigmatic Nazca Lines. As you travel across the Andes to visit one of the deepest canyon in the world "Colca Canyon". Then navigate in one of the heights lake in the world "Lake Titicaca" Travel to Cusco to visit one of the new seven wonders of the world "Machu Picchu" and finally you will visit on of the most beautiful rain forest in Southern Peru "Tambopata Reserve".

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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.

Today 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. Return to you hotel.(B/-/-)


DAY 3: LIMA - PARACAS.

This morning you will be transfer to the coach station to board a tourist class coach service to travel south down the Pan-American Highway to the town of Paracas. On arrival in Paracas, you will be met off the coach and transferred in private to your confortable hotel with a sea view and pool. The rest of the day is free for you to relax, settle into the hotel and unwind. (B/-/-)


DAY 4: BALLESTAS ISLANDS & PARACAS RESERVE.

Pick up from your hotel in Paracas at 07:45am to the Marina Turistica, where you will board our speed boat to begin our adventure to the stunning Ballestas Islands (group service). On the way you will stop at the Paracas Peninsula to see the enigmatic figure of the CANDELABRO, stunning design drawn on the side of a hill in the Peninsula. Nobody knows for sure who did it or why. there are many hypotheses regarding its origin, some believe it is related to the Nazca Lines but still found no proof or evidence that can define its creation. Afterward you will head off to Ballestas Island, where you will enjoy a stunning worlds filled with birds and sea lions. You will navigate around the Islands at a distance allowed and probably some caves but this will be depending on the condition of the sea. You will be returning to the pier for some refreshment before start our second part of the tour to Paracas Reserve.

At Paracas Reserve, you will have the opportunity to learn more about Paracas Reserve by visiting the interpretation center, an interesting building that displays through photos, all the fauna, flora, and many others important facts about the Paracas Peninsula. Afterward we will drive throughout a lifeless desert till we reach an area where once stood a great natural rock formation known as the Cathedral. Unfortunately this old formation did not withstand the 2007 earthquake. At this place you will have amazing views of the desert and the blue Ocean. Driving along the shore of the ocean passing the beach of Yumaque. After some time we will arrive in the little fishing village of Lagunillas, where you will have plenty of time to walk and enjoy great Peruvian food at any local restaurant. Finally you will be returning to the port. (B/-/-)


DAY 5: TAMBO COLORADO - HUACACHINA.

This morning you will be collected for a full day of excursions in private around the Ica region. First stop will be the impressive Inca Site of Tambo colorado, unlike the Andean Incan structures, built of stone. Tambo Colorado is made of adobe mud bricks,thereby using the same techniques as the indigenous people of the coast. Next stop is a visit to a vineyard and a chance to sample some wine or Pisco. a visit to the regional museum of Ica in the city of that name, will allow you to see some of the mummies that have been excavated locally. over the years, as well as some of the trepanned and elongated sculls also found. The day concludes with a visit to the Oasis of Huacachina, where you can walk up the dunes to take a view over this sandy desert. Afterwar you will transferred to your selected hotel for an overnight at this Oasis.(B/-/-)


DAY 6: HUACACHINA - NAZCA.

This morning you will be collected and transferred in private vehcile to Nazca. On the way you will be able to ascend the observation tower to see the Palpa Lines, thought to pre-date the Nazca Lines by hundreds of years, probably putting them in the period of the late Paracas. (600 - 100 BC). Next you will have a visit to the MAria Reich Museum, based around the former home of the German mathmaticiam, archaeologist, and technical translator who carried out detailed research into the Nazca Lines. Eventually you will arrive to your selected hotel in Nazca. (B/-/-)


DAY 7: NAZCA LINES - CHAUCHILLA - AREQUIPA.

This morning, after breakfast, you will be collected and transferred to the airport for your overflyof the famous Nazca Lines. Etched into the high arid platean, the hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, mokeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards. The Nazca Lines were designated as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE in 1994. Following you flight over the lines, you will joing a private land tour to see the graveyard at Chauchilla, this site suffered from extensive looting, but restoration allows us to see examples of Nazca mummies in the classic foetal position. You then return to your hotel with the rest of the day free. In the late evening you will be collected to catch the overnight sleeper coach to Arequipa.(B/-/-)


DAY 8: AREQUIPA.

Breakfast will be served to you on the sleeper coach. On arrival in Arequipa, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the atmosphere of this lively city. Maybe a walk down to the Puente Bolognesi to visit the Tambos (old houses rebuild by the city government and used as apartments), a great experience and good views of the Misti and Chachani from the bridge. Between 16:00 and 18:00 the light is fantastic for viewing the volcanoes, it changes from gold to red as the sun drops. (B/-/-)


DAY 9: 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 Compania 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 10: 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 Canahuas Reserve. The reserve is home to many exotic Andean animals including vicunas, 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 journeys 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: CUSCO.

Today is free to enjoy Cusco at your own peace by taking aditional tours, or you can enjoy visiting local markets and local museums. (B/-/-)


DAY 16: 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 17: 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 join the train for the journey down through the semi-tropical river valley to the town of Aguas Calientes. Here you will be escorted to the selected hotel where you can check in and freshen up ready for the big day in front of you. (B/L/D)


DAY 18: 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 19: CUSCO.

Today is free day in Cusco to visit those markets you haven't been to yet or to see that art gallery or museum you haven't had time for. (B/-/-)


DAY 20: CUSCO - TAMBOPATA.

Upon arriving in Puerto Maldonado, you will be greeted by one of the lodge's representatives, who will welcome you and take you to the Inkaterra offices. There, you will go through the simple check-in process and will be able to store any extra luggage you might have. With your group, you will head to the river port to board the boat that will take you to Reserva Amazonica, one of the best lodges in the region. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by the staff, who will give you a brief tour of the lodge and will explain the schedule of meals and excursions. On the first day, we recommend that you discover the jungle through a guided tour along the trail network of the Inkaterra Nature Reserve, where you will discover the marvelous Amazon River Basin and have excellent opportunities to see some of the birds and insects that live in the area. Once the guided tour ends, you will be invited to take an evening boat tour on the Madre de Dios River and experience nightfall on the river. Witness the fantastic transformation of the jungle as the various creatures active in daylight are replaced by new species, totally adapted to the night. Enjoy lunch, dinner, and an excellent night's sleep at the lodge. (B/L/D)


DAY 21: RESERVA AMAZONICA.

After breakfast, you will have a chance to visit Lake Sandoval in the Reserva Nacional de Tambopata (Tambopata National Reserve), a nature lover's paradise. Enjoy exceptional views on the lake as you canoe across its waters. In the afternoon, visit Canopy walkway Inkaterra. Here you will be able to observe the many animal species that make their home in the treetops as you climb the first tower, 95 feet (29 m) above the ground. Get ready to walk through the treetops of the tropical forest for more than a quarter of a mile on the extensive network of suspension bridges that connect eight observation platforms. After descending from the canopy, you will experience the Anaconda Walk (650 feet [200 m] of wooden bridges spanning the Aguajales Swamp), where you will be able to observe different species of amphibians, birds, mammals, and tropical plant life. Once more, enjoy lunch, dinner, and an excellent night's sleep at the lodge. (B/L/D)


DAY 22: RESERVA AMAZONICA.

You will journey along a portion of the Madre de Dios River to reach your next destination: Gamitana Creek, home to piranhas, caimans, turtles, and a large variety of birds. After exploring the creek, you will return by river and stop to visit the Gamitana Model Farm, where you will get an idea of how a farm operates in the jungle and will get to see the products produced there. In the afternoon, you will journey to the Hacienda Concepcion, an incredible botanical garden home to more than 200 species of plants native to the rainforest. Then, you will take an amazing 30 minute canoe trip in search of turtles, nightjars, and exotic herons. After dinner, you will go on a nighttime trek on the trail network at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge and will enter into the secondary forest. For around two hours, you will enjoy the concert of natural sounds created by the jungle. Prepare yourself to encounter new animals that are only active at night. Return to the lodge. You will have dinner and spend the night at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. (B/L/D)


DAY 23: TAMBOPATA - LIMA.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you leave. You will travel 45 minutes upstream to Puerto Maldonado on the Madre de Dios River. On the way, you will visit the Butterfly House, a nursery where you will be able to observe various native species of butterflies in their natural habitat. You will be met by the transport service and escorted to the airport for your return flight to Lima. On your arrival you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. Later in the evening, you will be join us in our exclusive dinner show.(B/-/D)


DAY 24: 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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