Hidden Mysteries of Peru
Hidden Mysteries of Peru Flyer
13
Days
12
Nights

Day 1 Lima
Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure.

Day 2 Lima I Puerto Maldonado
Private transfer to Lima airport to board your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon arrival, transfer to your lodge. Enjoy activities such as: Concepcion Rainforest Trails, Twilight Canoe Cruise on Madre de Dios River, Lake Sandoval hike, Inkaterra Canopy Walkway over 7 treetop bridges & Anaconda Walk over wetlands, Hidden Rainforest, nocturnal fauna experience, and Visit the Butterfly House, a butterfly and rainforest conservation project. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Lima I Puerto Maldonado
After breakfast, the day is yours at leisure to enjoy activities such as: Concepcion Rainforest Trails, Twilight Canoe Cruise on Madre de Dios River, Lake Sandoval hike, Inkaterra Canopy Walkway over 7 treetop bridges & Anaconda Walk over wetlands, Hidden Rainforest, nocturnal fauna experience, and Visit the Butterfly House, a butterfly and rainforest conservation project. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Puerto Maldonado I Sacred Valley
Shared transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport to board your flight to Cusco. Arrival in Cusco, transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Take your time to delve into Sacred Valley today with the remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 5 Sacred Valley
Start your full-day tour driving the scenic route to the Urubamba Valley, the "Sacred Valley of the Incas.” En route, stop at the textile center of Awana Kancha to discover beautiful South American camelids, guanacos, llamas, vicuña and alpacas, the backbone of traditional Andean weaving culture. Next head to Pisac, home of the famous market where local people have gathered for centuries to sell their crafts. A delicious lunch will be served at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day 6 Sacred Valley
Visit the town of Chinchero, a village in the Andes overlooking the Sacred Valley, with mesmerizing views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay. Next, stop at Maras where more than 500 amazing salt flats built by the Incas continue to yield the finest quality salt. Then travel to Moray and tour the enormous agricultural terraces built atop the hill overlooking the Urubamba Valley. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day 7 Sacred Valley I Machu Picchu I Cusco
Your adventure starts with a beautiful train ride to Aguas Calientes and bus on to the Machu Picchu archaeological site. This comprehensive tour will take you through the history of the Inca civilization. Here you will understand why Machu Picchu was chosen a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World! Later, descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant. Train back to the Sacred Valley, followed by a transfer to Cusco. (B,L)

Day 8 Cusco
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, get to know the city of Cusco, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, an Inca palace and main center for the worship of the sun god, Inti. See Sacsayhuaman Fortress, built of stone blocks expertly shaped by the Incas and located atop a hill overlooking Cusco. Visit Inka’s Expression, showcasing artists working in silver and painting on wood – a wonderful place to appreciate Andean art. (B)

Day 9 Cusco I Puno
Transfer to the bus station to board your comfortable motorcoach to Puno. The first stop will be the small town of Andahuaylillas. Visit the Jesuit church of San Pedro Apostol, built between 1570 and 1620, known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Andes" due to the stunning mural paintings. The last stop before Puno will be La Raya, situated at the border of Cusco and Puno at an altitude of almost 13000 feet, featuring majestic views of the Andes’ snowcapped mountains. (B,L)

Day 10 Puno
Depart to Taquile Island, 12,000 feet above sea level where the culture dates back to Pre-Incan times. Visit the community of Huayllano, where the Taquileños will share their artistic crafts. After a nice box lunch, sail over to the famous Uros Islands, man-made floating islands in the middle of the Lake Titicaca National Reserve. The floating islands are protected within the Bay of Puno and are home to close to 2000 people. Return to your hotel in Puno. (B,L)

Day 11 Puno I Juliaca I Lima
Transfer to Juliaca airport to board your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, depart for your panoramic tour of Lima, Peru’s modern capital. Our first stop is at the historic Plaza Mayor, home of the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the City Hall and the church and cloister of San Francisco. The tour continues to the modern residential district of San Isidro and bustling, trendy Miraflores. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 12 Lima I Paracas I Nazca Lines
Early transfer to the bus station to board your bus to Paracas. Upon arrival in Paracas transfer to your hotel. Next, we head to the local airport for the flight over the Nazca lines. Enjoy your bird’s eye view over 280 square kilometers framing enormous outlines of stylized plants and animals in a sprawling labyrinth of straight lines, trapezoids, triangles, and spirals scattered on the desert floor that has remained undisturbed for 2000 years. (B)

Day 13 Paracas I Lima to USA (or extend your stay)
Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the pier to board a boat to the Ballestas Islands. Situated off the coast of the Paracas Reserve, the Ballestas are Peru's largest coastal wildlife sanctuary, home to thousands of resident migratory sea birds. Here you find pelicans, boobies, cormorants and gulls among others, sharing their habitat with colonies of sea lions. Later head back to Lima and upon arrival, transfer to the airport to board your international flight. (B)

(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner
  • Hotel accommodation for 12 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast, 7 lunches & 2 dinners
  • All Transfers, touring and sightseeing via shared services
  • Full day tour of Awana Kancha, Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo
  • Full day Chinchero, Moray and Maras
  • Full day Machu Picchu by Vistadome train
  • Half day tour of Cusco and nearby archaeological site
  • Full day tour of Taquile & Uros Islands
  • City tour of Lima
  • Morning tour to Ballestas Islands
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

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