Peru is an incredible country for culture, dramatic landscapes, variety, colors, handicrafts and most importantly people. Our traditional costumes are one of the most fascinating aspects of the country. You will get as fascinated by their traditional costumes, an important part of Peruvian culture as they mark the differences between regional areas and how influences melted over time.
The local markets are one of the most interesting places for observing people, and you won’t get short of them while crossing Peru. Here you will get your eyes caught by the lovely big hats and the awesome decorations on the sleeves. And Peru also provides a large number of awesome handicrafts: beautiful and brightly colored cloths, carved seeds with scenes of daily life, lovely knitted woolen sweaters and hats with the traditional Peruvian designs, and lots more.
In the Colca Valley, Lake Titicaca and on the way to Machupicchu you will I step in this group of dancers wearing amazing traditional costumes with wonderful colorful embroideries. Despite being a poor country, Peru distinguishes itself for its beautiful handicrafts, first of all textiles.
Transfer to the hotel.
Pick up from hotel (downtown Lima, San Isidro & Miraflores).
Our tour begins with a visit to a typical market of Lima (San Isidro or Miraflores) where you can see various products icons of Peruvian cuisine, as varieties of peppers, tubers, vegetables, corn, etc. Fruits of our country as cherimoya, lucuma, Awaymanto, pacae, and many others can be found here. You will have the opportunity to try these exotic fruits and enjoy delicious flavors. Also visit the exclusive restaurant "La Rosa Nautica" Huaca Pucllana "Costa Verde", "La Dama Juana" and other space where you can prepare your own "Pisco Sour" and the famous "Ceviche".
Then you can enjoy a delicious lunch which includes the most representative dishes of Peruvian cuisine at its best.
Transfer to the hotel.
On the second days we will visit the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, where a select private collection of more than 3000 years pre-Columbian history is displayed. At night discover the beauty of our capital, visiting the main attractions and beautifully illuminated under the enchantment and tranquility of nighttime Lima architectural monuments. We will also be visiting the magic water, the complex of the world's largest sources, certified by Guinness World Records. Here you can enjoy a wonderful presentation that shows a perfect conjunction and harmony of water, light, music and pictures. This circuit includes 13 water sources, each with a distinct charm. An unforgettable experience. Transfer to the hotel.
This day in the morning we are going to take our fly to Arequipa.
Transfer from the airport to the hotel, free time to relax and in the afternoon we continue visiting the city.
Our first stop takes place in one of the most impressive architectural monuments of the city; it is the magnificent Monastery of Santa Catalina, a miniature city that housed the nuns of Arequipa for over 400 years. Later we pass the beautiful Plaza de Armas, beautifully surrounded by beautiful colonial arches and visit the beautiful Cathedral of Arequipa, which will enter with our guide to appreciate its impressive works of art, as well as its imposing structure. Visit the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries where we see the remains of the mummy Juanita called a spectacular discovery of a girl belonging to the Inca nobility that was discovered in the cold slopes of Ampato Mountain. To finish the route in traditional Arequipa districts Cayma and Yanahuara. Hotel night.
Pick up at the hotel and departure from Arequipa (2325 m.a.l). We drive along the paved road to Yura, through Pampa de arrieros and Pampa Cañahuas, watching incompatible vicunas, llamas, alpacas .and migratory birds and then arrive to Viscachani where we enjoyed a coca tea to acclimate the body, the height. Continuing the journey appreciating lagoons and wetlands and at the same time observe some migratory birds like flamingos, ibis. Then arriving at the highest point of the journey Patapampa (4830 m.a.s.l), also known as the viewpoint of the Volcanoes, because from there you can see the volcanic chain in particular: the Hualcahualca, Sabancalla and Ampato, then descend to Chivay. (3600 m) Lunch. And accommodation at the hotel.
Optional afternoon visit to the hot springs of La Calera, where we will stay for a period of two hours approx. These baths are medicinal thermal water, which surpass 40 degrees C; good for physical illness.
In the evening, we enjoy dinner accompanied by a folkloric music.
In the morning (05.30) breakfast at the hotel. Then depart for the Cruz Del Condor where we will stay for a period of approx. 2hrs. Where can be seen in its larger depth of the Colca Canyon and the flight of the condor at close range. Returning we will observe archaeological remains pre Inca agricultural terraces and other scenic views of the Colca Canyon. We will pass through the villages of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma, Yanque in the latter we stop, where we can see the typical churches, craft center, the typical dress of its inhabitants, among others.
Arrival to Chivay and lunch.
Departure to Puno.
This tour begins at 6:45 am with transfer from your hotel to the harbor of Puno where you will board the motor boat to take you first to the floating islands of Uros which are located 25 minutes from the harbor of Puno, more than 65 small floating islands living today, but you will visit two of them, while we will visit the guide will explain about the history and lifestyle of this people living in these floating islands for many years, you also have the opportunity to talk with the people of these islands and visit their homes and learn a little of their lifestyle, you will enjoy visiting for more than one hour about these floating islands. The tour will continue with an hour boat ride to the peninsula of Chucuito. South of the city of Puno, where the community of Karina and Luquina is located, the remarkable thing about this place is that the tourist is brand new, the inhabitants of this place are very eager to receive visitors in their community, and definitely you will be received directly by the families, they will invited you to their houses where we will spend the night and where you have 3 meals included with families.
Karina community has the white sand beach of Lake Titicaca larger and that we have for you, activities such as sport fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, and also have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear Lake Titicaca which is 10 C, which will be part of the adventure of this tour.
Transfer to the station to start your journey to the city of Cusco. Our first stop will be on the Lithic Museum of Pucara (13900 ft.), Archaeological Complex Kalassaya, pass through the Paso de la Raya (the highest point 15500 ft.) arriving at Sicuani for lunch buffet, continuing visit the Temple of Wiracocha (10200 ft.), Temple Andahuaylillas. (9900 ft.), Finally Cusco.
You can visit the city and enjoy its stunning colonial town, the legacy of an Andean and Hispanic past, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and the famous Koricancha or "Temple of the Sun". It will continue the tour towards Sacsayhuaman, Inca fortress of huge rocks that protect the imperial city. Close by, you will stop at the archaeological sites of Kenko, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara. To get the wonderful archaeological site of Pisac. It was formed by groups of platforms and scattered architectural structures on the slopes and on top of the mountain, Pisac is one of the most beautiful monumental centers; since it combines the landscape with the impeccable finishing of its constructions.
Artisan Market of Pisac, the main square of Pisac home market, colorful and cheerful place, where the most famous handicrafts made by Andean Cusco hands are displayed, including handicrafts, textiles protruding parts, ponchos, bags, etc. and handicrafts ceramics, which are reproductions of Inca archaeologies parts like Keros (ceremonial vessels), necklaces, etc. To this fair traders and craftsman of many indigenous people dressed in their costumes. Hotel cusco.
Discover the best of the Sacred Valley through this route that starts at the Balcon Del Inca, in Chinchero, a beautiful place with a stunning view, where the local families still preserve their traditional customs and show the ancestral way they process wool, and how they get those colors so vivid for its textiles.
Then continue to the town of Ollantaytambo, "the only living Inca town" the best living example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobbled streets, which have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century
We are going to visit one of the most impressive places in the world, the ancient city of Machupicchu
This day we are going to take the train from Machupicchu town, along the way you are going to see part of the fauna and flora, also part of the traditional Inca Trail. Panoramic train.