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18-Days Tour Mysteries of Peru

Lima, Nazca, Paracas, Cuzco, Arequipa, Puno
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Duration

18 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

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Overview

Visit Peru and discover one of the most varied and fascinating countries in the Americas. This was home to the sun-worshipping Incas whose empire was once the largest in the world. Since the time of the Spanish Conquest the riches of Peru has fired the imagination of adventurers from around the world. Experience the bustling city of Lima, and an excursion on the highest navigable lake in the world. Your stay in Cusco, the historic capital of the Incas, will be highlighted with a trip to magnificent Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. You’ll do a flyover to view the mysterious Nazca Lines and take a cruise to view the wildlife on the Ballestas Islands, known as the “Galapagos of Peru”. Along with a wide range of spectacular scenery you’ll enjoy the unique music, dance and cuisine native to this diverse country.

 

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Day 1 - Departure Day

Arrival in LimaUpon arrival into Lima, the "City of Kings" founded in 1535 by Pizarro and rebuilt in 1991. You'll be transferred to the hotel and rest for the day.

Day 2 - Free Morning - Pachacamac Tour

This morning we have time to sleep in and rest up from our flight. This afternoon we venture outside Lima and visit the archaeological site of Pachacamac which dates back before the Inca arrived. This was the most important pilgrimage centre in ancient Peru, and in its glory days Pachacamac attracted worshippers from all over. The site contains numerous pyramids, temples, large plazas, dwellings, and impressive remains of frescoes which decorate the adobe walls. This will be a great introduction to the tremendous history of the region. Tonight we will attend the Lima Magic Water Show, a spectacular display of water and lights.

Day 3 - Lima Tour - Free Afternoon

This morning we enjoy a tour of colonial modern Lima. Included is a visit to the historical centre of Lima, declared a World Heritage Site (WHS) by UNESCO. We'll see the Cathedral, Main Square, Government Palace and City Hall. Then we'll visit the San Francisco Convent and its catacomb. This afternoon is free to relax and explore on our own. Tonight we enjoy a dinner and local folklore show that includes the marinera style of dancing, considered the national dance of Peru.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - To Cusco

Today is a travel day. After breakfast we transfer to the airport for a flight to Cusco, the fabled capital of the Incan Empire. We check into our hotel and the rest of the day is free to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude (3400 metres above sea level).

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Cusco Tour - Sacsayhuaman

Our tour of Cusco (WHS) starts with a visit to the centuries-old civic square and the Cathedral Plaza de Armas, which houses a solid silver altar. Next we'll visit Santo Domingo, the 17th century church built on the original site of the Incan Temple of the Sun. There will be a stop at a panoramic viewpoint for pictures. We'll also visit the Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman, overlooking Cusco, Qenko and Puka Pukara. Later tonight we savour a Peruvian dinner and folkloric show.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Cusco - Free Time

This morning we will visit a local charity that helps underprivileged children and young people. The rest of the day is at our leisure in this fascinating city. Perhaps enjoy a coffee in the plaza, revisit a museum or temple or enjoy some shopping. This evening we'll pack a small bag to take with us tomorrow for our overnight near Machu Picchu.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Machu Picchu

An adventure to remember as we take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley to the town of Aguas Calientes, situated in the valley below the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu (WHS). We are taken by bus up to the ruins where we have a guided tour of one of the most spectacular ancient cities in the world. This fabulous city features houses, temples, warehouses and a large central square; all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour we'll have some free time to enjoy this spiritual wonder. Lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge will be included. We return to Aguas Calientes and our hotel for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Aguas Calientes - Cusco

This morning we have the opportunity to spend time in the colourful market town of Aguas Calientes. Or, for an additional cost, we can return to the Machu Picchu site to do more exploring on our own (must be booked in advance). In the afternoon we'll board the train and return to Cusco and our hotel for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Tour's Location

Lima, Nazca, Paracas, Cuzco, Arequipa, Puno

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O Glaciar Perito Moreno é a maior geleira em extensão horizontal do mundo e está em constante mudança, principalmente devido ao aquecimento global. A cidade mais próxima é El Calafate, que tem estrutura turística pros visitantes montarem base para os passeios no parque.
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