Discover Peru Nº 22

Discover Peru Nº 22

Duration: 12 days

It is an exciting tour. Lima, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Arequipa, The Colca Canyon, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Pisac Indian Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress

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Discover Peru Nº 22 - .
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Discover Peru Nº 22 - .
Discover Peru Nº 22 - .
Discover Peru Nº 22 - .
Discover Peru Nº 22 - .
Discover Peru Nº 22 - .
Discover Peru Nº 22 - .
 

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
Chiclayo: Garza Hotel
Trujillo: La Posada del Rey
Arequipa: Casa Andina Classic Arequipa
Colca: Casa Andina Classic Colca

 

  • In single room basis
$2427.00
  • In double room basis
$2803.00

Superior Class

Hotels.

Lima: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or Faraona Grand Hotel
Cuzco: Terra Andina Hotel (Std room) or San Agustin Internacional
Chiclayo: Garza Hotel
Trujillo: El Gran Marques
Arequipa: QP Hotels Arequipa
Colca: Colca Lodge

 

  • In single room basis
$3191.00
  • In double room basis
$2598.00

First Class

Hotels:

Lima: Melia or Estelar Miraflores or Sonesta El Olivar
Cuzco: Eco Inn or San Agustin El Dorado or Terra Andina Hotel (Superior room)
Chiclayo: Costa del Sol Chiclayo
 Trujillo: Costa del Sol Trujillo
Aequipa: Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa
 Colca: Colca Lodge


 
 

  • In single room basis
$3355.00
  • In double room basis
$2678.00

First Class Superior

Hotels:

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

  • In single room basis
$3704.00
  • In double room basis
$2864.00

Deluxe

Hotels:

Lima: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores or Double Tree El Pardo
Cuzco: Libertad or Palacio del Inka Cusco or Aranwa Cusco Boutique
Chiclayo: Casa Andina Select Chiclayo
Trujillo: Libertador Trujillo
Aequipa: Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa
Colca. Colca Lodge

 

  • In single room basis
$4504.00
  • In double room basis
$3220.00

Luxury

Hotels:

Lima: Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or Country Club Lima
Cuzco: Monasterio or JW Marriott Cusco
Chiclayo: Casa Andina Select Chiclayo
Trujillo: Libertador Trujillo
Arequipa: Libertador Arequipa
Colca: Las Casitas del Colca
 

  • In single room basis
$6276.00
  • In double room basis
$4122.00
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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 -  Lima – Chiclayo -  Lord of Sipan Archaeological Site (B)
 
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiclayo.
  • Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you in registering Visit the complex of Huaca Rajada, which comprises two huge pyramids made of adobe mud in front of which there is a platform wit two royal mausoleum. The intact remains of this important Mochica ruler were discovered here in 1987. Continue to visit the Lord of Sipan archaeological site. In the fourth century AD, the Moche people buried one of their greatest warlords. He was buried with his head pointing south, his nose and ears covered with gold relics and his feet clad in silver. Also known as The Lord of Sipan, he was accompanied by his sacrificed subjects; women, children and llamas, similar to the way the finest warriors of the era accompanied their overlord on his voyage to the Afterlife.



Day  3: Thursday -  Chiclayo - Trujillo – City Tour (B)
 

  • Transfer in bus to Trujillo. A host will meet you and assist you to your hotel upon arrival. Tour the city of Trujillo, known as “City of the Eternal Spring". Tour includes the Main Square, the Cathedral and the beautiful residential and commercial areas with magnificent colonial houses and well preserved porches, balconies and churches such as the Colonial Mansions of "Casa Iturregui" and "Casa Bracamonte". Visit the National University of Trujillo Museum where you will find cultural expressions of Peru´s diverse Pre-Hispanic periods.



Day 4: Friday – Trujillo –  Chan Chan Archeological Site - Lima (B,L)
 

  • Visit Chan Chan, the former capital of Chimu Empire. This Empire reached its apogee in the 15th century, not long before falling to the Incas . The planning of this huge city, the largest in pre-Columbian America, reflects a strict political and social strategy, marked by the city's division into nine 'citadels' or 'palaces' forming autonomous units. This pre-Columbian adobe city is famous for its archaeological site in South America!. From Chan Chan you will visit the seashore village of Huanchaco, known for its totora seahorses - a typical small reed boat used for fishing. Then visit one of the most important centers of the ancient Moche. This pre-Inca civilization, a warrior culture, once dominated the valleys of the northern coast of Peru.
  • Temple of the Moon
    The Temple of the Moon is a beautifully decorated temple representing the spiritual center of the Moche culture. The monument consists of a series of temples built one above the other along several years. At the top of the ramps of mud can be seen the remains of massive walls decorated with colorful figures of deities, the most important god man Ai-Aipek feline content within sophisticated geometric designs of vibrant colors, yellow, red, ocher, black and white. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you in registering.



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: 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:

 

CITY

 

TOURIST

 

TOURIST SUPERIOR

 

FIRST CLASS

 

FIRST SUPERIOR CLASS

 

DELUXE

 

DELUXE SUPERIOR

 

 

LIMA

 

 

 

El Tambo o Los Girasoles

 

 

Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro Faraona Grand Hotel

 

 

Jose Antonio o San Agustin Exclusive

 

 

Melia o Estelar Miraflores o Sonesta El Olivar

 

 

Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores o DoubleTree El Pardo

 

 

Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center o Country Club Lima

 

 

 

CUSCO

 

 

 

Samay o Emperador Plaza

 

 

 

 

Terra Andina Hotel (Std room) o San Agustin Internacional

 

 

Eco Inn o San Agustin El Dorado o Terra Andina Hotel (Superior room)

 

 

Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco o Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

 

 

Libertador Palacio del Inka Cusco o Aranwa Cusco Boutique

 

 

Monasterio JW Marriott Cusco

 

 

CHICLAYO

 

 

Garza Hotel

 

 

Garza Hotel

 

 

Costa del Sol Chiclayo

 

 

Costa del Sol Chiclayo

 

 

Casa Andina Select Chiclayo

 

 

Casa Andina Select Chiclayo

 

 

TRUJILLO

 

 

La Posada del Rey

 

 

El Gran Marques

 

 

Costa del Sol Trujillo

 

 

Costa del Sol Trujillo

 

 

Libertador Trujillo

 

 

Libertador Trujillo

 

 

AREQUIPA

 

 

Casa Andina Classic Arequipa

 

 

QP Hotels Arequipa

 

 

Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa

 

 

Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa

 

 

Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa

 

 

Libertador Arequipa

 

 

COLCA

 

 

Casa Andina Classic Colca

 

 

Colca Lodge

 

 

Colca Lodge

 

 

Colca Lodge

 

 

Colca Lodge

 

 

Las Casitas del Colca

 

 

Include

  • 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
  • When domestic airfare within Peru is specified as included: Airfare includes all queues, security fee, fuel surcharges and 19% Peruvian sales tax.


Not Include

  • 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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