Discover Peru Nº 18

Discover Peru Nº 18

Duration: 12 days

Lima, Larco Museum, Amazon Adventure near Iquitos, Arequipa, Santa Catalina convent, The Colca Canyon, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Pisac Indian Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress. Beginning every tuesday. It is a tour with amazing landscapes.

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Discover Peru Nº 18 - .
Discover Peru Nº 18 - .
Discover Peru Nº 18 - .
Discover Peru Nº 18 - .
Discover Peru Nº 18 - .
Discover Peru Nº 18 - .
Discover Peru Nº 18 - .
Discover Peru Nº 18 - .
 

Rates & Booking

Package Type Accommodation Type Max. Guest Per Room Rate per Person N° Travelers

Tourist Class

Hotels:

Lima: El tambo or Los Girasoles
Cuzco: Samay or Emperador Plaza
Arequipa: Casa Andina Classic Arequipa
Colca: Casa Andina Classic Colca
Iquitos: Ceiba Tops
   
 

  • In single room basis
$3966.00
  • In double room basis
$2623.00

Superior Class

Hotels:

Lima: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or Faraona Grand Hotel
Cuzco: Terra Andina Hotel (Std room) or San Agustin Internacional
Arequipa: QP Hotels Arequipa
Colca: Colca Lodge
Iquitos: Ceiba Tops


 

  • In single room basis
$4241.00
  • In double room basis
$2735.00

First Class

Hotels:

Lima: Jose Antonio or San Agustin Exclusive
Cuzco: Eco Inn or San Agustin El Dorado or Terra Andina Hotel (Superior room)
Arequipa: Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa
Colca: Colca Lodge
Iquitos: Ceiba Tops

  • In single room basis
$4583.00
  • In double room basis
$2916.00

First Class Superior

Hotels:

Lima: Melia or Estelar Miraflores or Sonesta El Olivar
Cuzco: Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco or Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
Arequipa: Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa
Colca: Colca Lodge
Iquitos:Ceiba Tops

  • In single room basis
$4930.00
  • In double room basis
$3082.00

Deluxe

Hotels:

Lima: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores or Double Tree El Pardo
Cuzco: Libertad or Palacio del Inka Cusco or Aranwa Cusco Boutique
Arequipa: Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa
Colca: Colca Lodge
Iquitos: Ceiba Tops

  • In single room basis
$6042.00
  • In double room basis
$3652.00

Luxury

Hotels:

Lima: Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or Country Club Lima
Cuzco: Monasterio or JW Marriott Cusco
Arequipa: Libertad or Arequipa
Colca: Las Casitas del Colca
Iquitos: Ceiba Tops

  • In single room basis
$7377.00
  • In double room basis
$4306.00
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Day 1: Tuesday -  Lima - Arrival
 

  • Arrival in Lima, the "City of Kings" famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas", and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
  • Lima City Tour and Larco Museum 
    Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima including the world famous Larco Museum - This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.
  • Continue to the Larco Museum, founded in 1926, it displays remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Larco Museum also features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions.


Day 2: Wednesday -  Flight to Iquitos, on the Amazon River (B)
 
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iquitos on the shores of the legendary Amazon River. This region is covered by dense vegetation and by primary and secondary jungle with low hills and slightly rolling landscape, crisscrossed by the many rivers of the Amazon River basin, which is born at the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers.
  • Transfer to the Explorama dock. Twenty-five mile journey down the Amazon River to Ceiba Tops where private rooms with air conditioning and hot water provide all of the comforts of home. Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest reserve surrounding Ceiba Tops which includes many huge trees festooned with epiphytes. After dinner there may be local flute or guitar music at the El Toucan Bar or the guides are always ready to relate some of the many legends of the Amazon forest.
  • Overnight Ceiba Tops.



Day 3: Thursday -  Ceiba Tops (B,L,D)
 

  • Morning boat ride, spotting for dolphins, to visit a small village of Yagua Indians where your guide will explain the Yagua Indian culture and how it was affected by the arrival of Europeans and the passing of time. There will also be an opportunity to see some of the local crafts and for a demonstration of the blowgun which some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting. Afternoon walking excursion to the neighboring town of Indiana stopping along the way to see the immense Ceiba tree for which the lodge is named. Originally a Franciscan mission, Indiana has grown into a large river community with its own market, high school and small hospital. Overnight Ceiba Tops.



Day 4: Friday -  Ceiba Tops / Iquitos / Lima (B)
 

  • Early morning departure by boat from Ceiba Tops to Iquitos followed by transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.
  • Due to the ever-changing nature of the rainforest, day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions.



Day 5: Saturday -  Lima / Arequipa  (B)
 

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Arequipa at an elevation of 7,300 feet. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
  • Also known as the "White City" for its many constructions built of white volcanic stone, Arequipa is at the foothills of the Misti Volcano (the guardian of the city) and it has a splendid Cathedral that is considered one of the first seventeenth century religious monuments of the city.
  • Arequipa City Tour and Santa Catalina Convent - Your half day sightseeing of this beautiful city, placed on the World Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO, features Mixed Baroque churches and mansions from the colonial period like the Monastery of Santa Catalina, The Main Square is bordered by various arched walkways and the Cathedral, it showcase a beautiful bronze fountain of three plates crowned by the figure of a sixteenth century soldier. Around the square, you see three granite portals with brick and lime bases.
  • The Santa Catalina Convent is called "a city within a city", a Spanish city in miniature with stone streets, beautiful patios, and plaza, it is a masterpiece of colonial architecture, and houses some of the finest examples of Spanish American religious art. Since 1970 visitors have been able to stroll through the streets and cloisters that during colonial times were the refuge of female nobility who had decided to isolate from the world and dedicate entirely to prayer.



Day 6: Sunday -  Arequipa / Colca Canyon (B,L,D)
 

  • Departure towards the highlands passing through Yura-Pampa Cañahuas and La Pulpera with good possibility of observing groups of wild vicuñas and fighting cattle. The road to the Colca Canyon reaches a high point of 13,000 feet before dropping down to the valley, an area of breath taking landscapes surrounded by terracing and snow-capped peaks. Far below, at a depth of 10,000 feet, the Colca River winds along the bottom of the canyon, the world's deepest.
  • Stop en route to see petroglyphs in the Caves of Mollepunco and in the town of Callali to see natural hill formations with the appearance of enchanted castles. Continue to La Calera to enjoy the thermal baths under the stars.
  • Overnight in the Colca Canyon area



Day 7: Monday -  Colca Canyon / Arequipa (B,L)
 

  • To maximize your probability of seeing condors we depart very early towards a superb natural lookout point “Cross of the Condor” from where one can watch condors wheeling across the Colca Canyon, at about an altitude of 15,000 feet. The valley also features pre-Inca ruins, pre-Inca burial grounds and archaeological remains left behind by the Collagua, the ancient inhabitants of the area. Drive further in to the canyon to observe the way of life in this remote land and to admire the impressive irrigation system and the fertile mountains terraced for farming of the Colca valley.
  • Ask your guide to take you to one of the many workshops in which close to a thousand artisans, scattered throughout the towns in the canyon, turn their ancient sewing and weaving machines into paint brushes to give life to impressively intricate and colorful embroidery and shawls.
  • Afternoon return to Arequipa.



Day 8: Tuesday -  Arequipa – Cusco (B)
 

  • Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for a short but spectacular flight over the snowcapped Andes to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet.
  • Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
  • Tour of Cusco and Nearby Ruins – Visitors are caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco's Cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha “The Temple of the Sun”. This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.



Day 9: Wednesday -  Machu Picchu (B,L)
 

  • Morning train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Guided tour of the ruins upon arrival. Lunch is at the Orient Express’ Sanctuary Lodge located just a few steps from the Inca citadel.



Day 10: Thursday -  Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Archaeological Complex (B,L)
 

  • Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress - Morning departure for a drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where an Indian Market takes place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Other days you will tour the religious nucleus and archaeological site of Pisac. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry.
  • Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a "Living Inca Town" since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Lunch is at a beautiful country estate on the shores of the Urubamba River.



Day 11: Friday -  Cusco – Free Day (B)
 

  • Wandering through this lovely city, exploring the astonishing narrow streets of this tile roof colonial town will be your unforgettable experience. You will find something astounding at every turn. Great buys are the traditional Peruvian handicrafts, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc.  Because there are such a variety of products, we strongly suggest that when you like any particular item, you should buy it - you may not find the same item in other store. Many visitors to Cusco return home wishing they had a free day to discover this imperial city on their own, a free day in Cusco is a MUST!



Day 12: Saturday  – Cusco – Lima – Home (B)
 

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima and your connecting international flight. Arrive home full of great memories of the rich tradition of Colonial Lima and the mystical Land of the Incas.



Valid through December 2013, except on Inti Raymi dates (Jun 21 to Jun 27)

Hotels:

 

CIUDAD

 

TOURIST

TOURIST SUPERIOR

FIRST CLASS

SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS

DELUXE

SUPERIOR DELUXE

 

 

LIMA

 

 

 

El Tambo / Los Girasoles

 

 

Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro / San Agustin Exclusive

 

 

Casa Andina Select Miraflores / Melia Lima

 

Sonesta El Olivar o Four Points by Sheraton / Estelar Miraflores

 

 

Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores / DoubleTree El Pardo

 

 

Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center / Country Club Lima

 

 

 

CUSCO

 

 

 

Samay / San Agustin Internacional

 

 

 

 

Eco Inn o San Agustin El Dorado / Terra Andina Hotel / Casa Andina Classic Cusco

 

Terra Andina Hotel / Sonesta Hotel Cusco / Jose Antonio

 

 

Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco / Novotel

 

 

Palacio del Inka A Luxury Collection

 

Monasterio

 

 

AREQUIPA

 

 

Casa Andina Classic Arequipa

 

Terra Viva Arequipa Plaza

 

El Cabildo

 

 

Sonesta Posadas del Inca Arequipa

 

 

Libertador Arequipa

 

 

Libertador Arequipa

 

 

COLCA

 

 

Eco Inn Valle del Colca

 

 

Casa Andina Classic Colca

 

 

Colca Lodge / Aranwa Pueblito encantado del Colca

 

 

Colca Lodge / Aranwa Pueblito encantado del Colca

 

 

Colca Lodge / Aranwa Pueblito encantado del Colca

 

 

Las Casitas del Colca

 

 

IQUITOS

 

 

Ceiba Tops

 

Ceiba Tops

 

Ceiba Tops

 

Ceiba Tops

 

Ceiba Tops

 

Ceiba Tops

 

 

 

Includes

  • All airport transfers listed in the itinerary 
  • Baggage handling at airports and at hotels
  • All tours and excursions indicated in the itinerary 
  • All entrance fees and transfers needed to operate tours and excursions 
  • All train tickets, bus tickets and boat services needed to operate tours and excursions
  • Excursion to Machu Picchu is aboard the Vistadome train
  • Service of a bilingual licensed tour guide for all tours and excursions
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary. B for breakfast, L for lunch. D for dinner
  • Hotel accommodation and hotel service charge
  • Hotel taxes are exempt for foreigners visiting Peru

 




Not Included
 

  • Air tickets
  • When staying overnight  in Machu Picchu, the entrance fee for the 2nd day in Machu Picchu is not included. This can be added to the itinerary upon request 
  • Expenses such us beverages on meals, tips, laundry, phone calls and other personal expenses are not included 

 

 

 

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