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Peru Coast, Highlands & Jungle – 13 Days

Itinerary

DAY 1 LimaArrival in Lima, meet & greet transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Lima/ArequipaFlight to Arequipa. Arrival, meet & greet transfer to hotel.     Afternoon guided tour of Arequipa: Carmen Alto Lookout, of the Chilina Valley; Yanahuara Lookout, of Arequipa City and Misti volcano; Saint Lazarus; Santa Catalina Convent; Plaza de Armas or “Arequipa’s Main Square”; the Cathedral and the Jesuit Church of La Compañía. Return to hotel.

Day 3 Arequipa/ColcaExcursion through district of Yura; pass by Mount Chachani and the National Reserve of Pampa Cañahuas. Continue through Vizcachani and Pampas of Toccra.   Continue to the Chucura crater, Patapampa Pass and the Andes Lookout.   Lunch at Chivay. Check-in at  hotel and afternoon visit to La Calera Hot Springs. Dinner with a  folkloric show.

Day 4 Colca/PunoExcursion to Cruz del Cóndor.  Return to Chivay for lunch;  tour  the villages of Pinchillo, Maca, Achoma, Yanque and views of Antahuilque and Choquetico. Continue to Puno, via Patahuasi & small Andean communities,  the villages of Imata, Santa Lucia and Juliaca.  Return to the hotel in Puno.

Day 5 PunoTour the National Reserve of Titicaca.  Visit the Uros “floating islands”;  40 islands made of “Totora” reeds.  Return to the hotel.  Afternoon tour of the archaeological site Sillustani, on the shore of Umayo Lagoon.  View the Chullpas; precolumbian funeral towers.  Return to hotel.

Day 6 Puno/CuscoTrip to Cusco by regular bus. Visit the Andahuaylillas’ Chapel and  archaeological sites, such as: Racchi’s temple, La Raya  and Pukara.  Buffet lunch in Sicuani. Upon arrival, meet & greet transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 7 CuscoFree morning. Afternoon guided tour visit to the Cathedral, famous for its architecture and collection of canvases from the

“Escuela Cusqueña” (Academy of Cusco); the Temple of the Sun or “Koricancha”, the foundation of Santo Domingo Monastery, Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Return to hotel.

Day 8 Cusco/Sacred Valley/CuscoTour  the Sacred Valley.   Tour the Pisaq market, where artisans sell a wide variety of handicrafts.   After lunch (included), tour the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo.   Return to the hotel in  Cusco.

Day 9 Cusco /Machu Pichu/CuscoFull day excursion to  Machu Pichu.  Morning transfer to  rail station for rail trip to Aguas Caliente. Continue by bus to the archaeological site for a guided tour.  Return to Cusco hotel and lunch.

Day 10 Cusco/Puerto MaldonadoFlight to Puerto Maldonado. Arrival, reception and transfer by motor boat to the Amazonian lodge. Lunch is provided after a  welcome beverage and check into lodge.  Afternoon tour, led by a naturalist guide, visit the “Isla de los Monos” or Monkey Island.   The island is located in the heart of the Madre de Dios River.  The tour ends after a beautiful sunset.  Dinner at the lodge.

Day 11 Puerto MaldonadoGuided walking tour through the rainforest, to the Amazon Watch Tower, built at the top of the Shihuahuaco, an immense tree   Enjoy a  canoe ride around the lake. Return to the lodge and lunch. Afternoon take another canoe trip down the river to visit a local family living in the rainforest.  Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 12 Puerto Maldonado/LimaFlight to Lima. Meet & greet transfer to hotel.  Tour Lima:  visit  the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the  Archbishop’s and Municipal Palace, Church of San Francisco and Monastery.  The tour ends with a visit to the modern suburbs of San Isidro, and Miraflores. Return to  hotel.

Day 13 Lima—Departure hotel to airport transfer.

Code: PCHJP18

Dates & Rates

Oct 1, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018Expedition TrainSingle Double p.p.Vista Dome TrainSingleDouble p.p.
3* Sup. Hotels$3290$2520$3400$2620
4* Hotels$3840$2940$3890$2890

Included

LIMAAREQUIPACOLCAPUNOCUSCOPUERTO MALDONADO
4 Transfers in/out, city tour2 Transfers in/out, city tour + Santa Catalina ConventTransfer Arequipa/Colca + tour to Colca 1 Transfer in/out 2 Transfers in/out, tours + ruins2 Transfer in/out
2 Nights hotel + breakfast1 Night hotel + breakfast1 Night hotel + breakfastTour to Uros Islands + Sillustani ChullpasTour to Sacred Valley: Pisaq Market + Ollantaytambo ruins + lunch2 Nights hotel + Full Board Meal Plan + Tours
2 Lunches + 1 Dinner2 Nights hotel + breakfastTour to Machu Picchu + lunch
Regular bus transportation Colca/PunoRegular bus transportation Colca/Puno _ lunch + entrance fees4 Nights hotel + breakfast

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Items not mentioned

Price per person in US $ Dollars.
Villa Rates subject availability and subject to change.
High season surcharges apply.
Valid Only: All Year, subject to availability

 


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