Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Arrive at the Jorge Chavez International Airport. You will be met by one of our representatives who will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2: Ica & Huacachina Oasis
Morning transfer to the bus station for your coach to Ica, 300km south of Lima. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken on a guided tour of Ica which includes a visit to the regional museum housing artefacts from the Paracas, Wari, Nazca, Ica & Inka cultures. You will visit a winery this afternoon to learn about Peru’s premiere vineyard region. Finishing off the day, you will visit captivating Huacachina oasis, a tree-fringed lake surrounded by massive sand dunes. Overnight in Ica. (B)
Day 3: Ballestas Islands Cruise. Nazca Lines Overflight. Return to Lima
Early in the morning you will be transferred to Paracas for a motorboat excursion around the Ballestas Islands. The area is home to migratory birds, sea lions, the Humboldt penguin and even wildcats.
In the afternoon you will enjoy a flight over the amazing Nazca Lines in a Cessna aircraft. The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert of Peru. The Nazca Lines, which were built between 500BCE and 500CE, are among archaeology’s greatest enigmas because of their quantity, size and scope. The hundreds of individual figures range in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, llamas, and lizards.
Afternoon coach to Lima where you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Lima. (B)
Day 4: Fly to Cusco. Free Afternoon
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
The city of Cusco, the old capital of the Inka Empire is one of the most enchanting destinations in Peru. Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco is surrounded by awesome mountains which perfectly compliment the blue sky and white clouds. As you explore the captivating colonial centre, marvel at Cusco’s art and architecture which offer a glimpse into her fascinating past. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Day 5: Half Day Excursion of Cusco City
Today you take a tour of Cusco’s colonial centre and nearby sites. You will visit impressive Cusco Cathedral which dominates the city’s main square, the old Inka temple of Koricancha and the fortress complex of Sacsayhuaman. Also visit the outlying sites of Qenko and Puca Pucara.
Included in your programme is the Cusco General Tourist Ticket which permits entrance to many sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Day 6: Full Day Sacred Valley Excursion
Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the Urubamba or Sacred Valley, so named due to the number of sacred sites established by the Inka civilization. First stop will be the colourful, bustling Indigenous Market at Pisac where locals congregate to buy and sell during the main market days on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. In Ollantaytambo you will be taken on a walking excursion of the stunning Inka ruins which overlook the town below. Overnight in Cusco. (B, L)
Day 7: Train to Aguas Calientes. Machu Picchu Private Excursion
Today you will take a train to Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu town, and the closest access point to the sacred Inka city. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes you will be transferred by bus to Machu Picchu for your guided tour of the site.
The enigmatic complex of Machu Picchu, the most important and beautiful legacy of the Inka, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also included among the New Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Let us know if you’d like to stay the night in Aguas Calientes so you can re-visit Machu Picchu the next day. We’ll design your programme accordingly.
Day 8: Free Day in Cusco
Today can be spent exploring the cobbled stone streets of this esteemed imperial city. Take time to enjoy the colourful markets and stunning colonial centre. Overnight in Cusco. (B)
Day 9: Fly to Lima
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima to meet your international connection. Tour ends upon arrival in Lima. (B)
Price per person based on Double Occupancy.
Depart on the date of your choice.