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7-Day Lima, Nazca Lines, Ballestas, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

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Lima, Nazca Lines, Ballestas, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

The 7-day tour will let you experience the most important sites of Lima, its historical colonial and pre Inca past. We will have the opportunity to visit the main square, the presidential house, churches and museums, which will give you an idea of the Spanish influence during the time of the conquest.

Fly above the enigmatic lines of Nazca and visit the National Reserve of Paracas, from where you will sail to Ballesta Island to admire its marine life. Continue to Cusco, the imperial city of the Incas where you will meet local cultures and traditions as well as temples and its surroundings.

Travel by train to Machu Picchu and enjoy its beauty and splendor which will take you back to an era where the children of the sun lived in harmony with the universe.

Rates

Price per person USD Single Double Triple
Category-Economy 1,430 1,275 1,196

Departure / Return Location

Lima

Departure Time

To be confirmed on booking

Return Time

To be confirmed on booking

Wear

Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen.

Price Includes

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport.
  • City Tour in Lima
  • 2 night in Lima
  • 1 night in Paracas
  • 1 boat trip
  • 2 nights in Cusco hotel with breakfast.
  • 1 night in Sacred Valley hotel with breakfast.
  • Full day excursion to Sacred Valley, visiting Chincheros Ruins and Church, Handicraft Community of Urpi & Ollantaytambo with buffet lunch.
  • Full day excursion to Machu Picchu by train Peru rail, lunch and all transfers included.
  • Maps and amenities during excursions.

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Local flights
  • Meals not described above
  • Insurance
  • Services not specified in the program
Itinerary

Day 1Lima city tour: Past and present.

Upon arrival, reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance is offered. In the afternoon, you will visit the modern part and the colonial part of the city of Lima, “The City of Kings”, starting with the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, where we will pass by a pre-Inca construction that is 1200 years old, the Huaca Huallamarca. Then, we will go to the Historic Center, where you will visit the Main Square (Plaza Mayor), which comprises the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, The Municipality and the Cathedral. We will stop at the chocolate and pisco museums to do a brief tasting. Later on, we will visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, declared cultural heritage of humanity and house of the remains of our patron saints, San Martin de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima.

Finally, we will visit the Larco Museum, which houses the incomparable private collection of Treasures of Ancient Peru and inspires its visitors making them discover, understand and enjoy the more than five thousand years of history of ancient Peru through more than 45,000 pieces. Overnight in Lima.

Day 2Paracas & Nazca lines overflight.

Early morning, transfer to the bus station to board the special bus service to Paracas (4 hrs. Approx.). Arrival and assistance. Transfer to the airfield Pisco to board the plane and enjoy the flight over the incredible Nazca Lines, located in the plains of the same name. Here you can see the many geoglyphs, figures representing stylised animals and plants, which are distributed in a huge labyrinth of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals recorded over the land and preserved for almost 2,000 years. Overnight in Paracas.
Meals included: breakfast, snack.

Day 3Paracas: Ballestas Island- return to Lima.

Early departure to the port where our boat excursion begins nearly two hours to the Ballestas Islands, located off the coast of the Paracas National Reserve, the largest natural sanctuary of our coasts. These two beautiful islands are home to thousands of migratory birds who share their habitat with restless colonies of sea lions. During the trip, you will appreciate a mysterious design on the side of a hill, called “The Chandelier”. At the scheduled time, return by bus to the city of Lima. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima.
Meals included: breakfast.

Day 4Cusco-City tour & ancient past.

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Rest of the morning to rest and acclimatise. In the afternoon, visit the city of Cusco, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco and place of a particular essence. The tour begins in the temple of Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace and main center of worship of the god Sol, where after the Dominican order built a church that lies prized so far. Then he will tour the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and the beautiful church of the Jesuits, among other colonial buildings are located. Continue the journey to the colonial church of San Cristobal to enjoy a spectacular view of the city, then continue to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Inca construction that stands out for its huge walls of hewn stone, located in a strategic position on a hill, with a broad view of the city of Cuzco. Later you will visit important archaeological sites Puca Pucara and Qenko. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: breakfast.

Day 5Sacred Valley: Chinchero ruins, & Ollantaytambo

Today’s first destination is Chinchero, a quaint little town that houses an important Inca archaeological center, built at the end of the 1400’s, as well as a lovely and very traditional church. You will visit “Urpi” a famous textile center where the townsfolk have preserved the traditional Andean spinning and weaving techniques, they will also show you how they get the vivid natural colours for their fabrics.

On our way to Ollantaytambo, we will stop at the lookout point of Racchi, where we will have the chance to have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley, after that, lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress that also served as a temple. Then, we will continue to the adjacent town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. Overnight in Sacred Valley.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

Day 6Machu Picchu

You will visit one of the most important energy centers in the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion is done by train and during the tour we will have an amazing view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, our staff will assist you to board the bus that will take you to the Citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional guide will transmit us the history surrounding this mysterious and charming place. After the guided tour, you will enjoy free time to explore the area on your own, relax or meditate. When appropriate, descent to the town of Aguas Calientes. Included buffet-style lunch. In the afternoon, it will address the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival, our collaborators will await at the station, from where we’ll move to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Day 7Departure from Cusco

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for flight to Lima and extensions.

Meals included: breakfast.

End of our services.

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including but not limited to weather, road, trail, sea conditions flight schedules adjustments or cancellations, local authorities orders.

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