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:: Peru Package tour 2 ::
   

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1:
Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: CITY TOUR OF LIMA
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel for a city tour of colonial and modern Lima, including the cathedral, dating from 1654, the main square, which still houses the original bronze fountain built in 1650, and the San Francisco Convent and its catacombs. Lima was founded in 1535 by Pizarro and rebuilt in 1991, the same year that UNESCO declared it a world heritage site. Lima was home to the Spanish viceroy during the time of the Spanish colonialists. The tour also includes a visit to the residential areas of San Isidro and Miraflores, stopping at Larco Mar to enjoy a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Return to your Hotel.

Day 3: CARAL
Transfer from your hotel for a full day's guided visit to Caral, the oldest civilization in the Americas. Dating back to over 3000BC, this earliest of settlements developed almost simultaneously with the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. There was also a Quipa found at this site which gives Peru possible the second oldest known form of communication in the world. In the evening, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Lima.

Day 4: IQUITOS
Afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Iquitos. Reception and transfer to your Hotel. Free evening to enjoy Iquitos.

Day 5: IQUITOS-CEIBA TOPS
Reception at the airport, brief city orientation and transfer to the Explorama dock. Twenty-five mile journey down the Amazon River to Ceiba Tops, where rooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms provide the comforts of home in the rainforest. Afternoon hike in the beautiful primary rainforest reserve surrounding the lodge which includes many huge trees festooned with epiphytes. After dinner there may be local flute or guitar music at the El Toucan Bar or the guides are always ready to relate some of the many legends of the Amazon forest.Spend the night at Ceiba Tops Lodge.

Day 6: CEIBA TOPS
Morning boat ride, spotting for dolphins, to visit a small village of Yagua Indians where your guide will explain the local Yagua Indian culture and how it was affected by the arrival of Europeans and the passing of time. There will also be an opportunity to see some of the local crafts and for a demonstration of the blowgun which some of the Yagua elders still use for hunting. Afternoon walking excursion to the neighboring town of Indiana. Originally a Franciscan mission, Indiana has grown into a large river community with its own market, high school and small hospital. Ceiba Tops Lodge

Day 7: CANOPY WALKWAY TOUR
Early morning transfer by boat to the beginning of your tour. After breakfast, you will take a short walk to the start of the Canopy Walkway. This is the longest of its kind in South America. After lunch, you will return by boat to your lodge. Ceiba Tops Lodge

Day 8: CEIBA TOPS-IQUITOS
Your choice of morning walking or boating excursion to further enjoy the rainforest and Amazon River. Afternoon transfer to Iquitos and your Hotel.

Day 9: CUSCO
Early transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima and then on to Cusco. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon guided city tour of the four ruins nearby; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking the city of Cuzco, a pre Inca architectural masterpiece; Kenko, a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic altar representing a puma, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring forming a series of basins continue to the city of Cuzco; the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun.Spend the night in your Hotel.

Day 10: SACRED VALLEY TOUR
After breakfast, we will pick you up for a full day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during colonial times and set at the foot of a hill crowned by the remains of an Inca city. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the main square, Indians barter their products and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions, jewelry, etc. On Sundays it is also the meeting place for mayors from all the villages in the region, dressed in their traditional costumes to attend morning mass. After lunch, we will visit Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which was not overthrown by the conquistadores, and explore the ruins which tower above it.Spend the night in your Hotel.

Day 11: MACHU PICCHU
Transfer to the train station for the early morning departure to Aguas Calientes and then a bus ride up to the timeless ruins of Machu Picchu ruins. Upon arrival to the ruins, you will be given a guided visit of Machu Picchu for about 2 hours. There are many theories as to the origins of Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This beautiful city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. After the tour, free time to enjoy this magical and spiritual wonder. After the tour, you will have a few hours to explore at your own pace before taking the afternoon bus back down to Aguas Calientes and your Hotel.

Day 12: AGUAS CALIENTES-OLLANTAYTAMBO-CUSCO
Free day in Aguas Calientes to return to Machu Picchu, relax in the hot springs, or take the short hike to the private waterfall reserve of Mandor Pampa. Afternoon train to Ollantaytambo town and then to Cusco by car transfer to your Hotel.

Day 13: CUSCO-JULIACA-PUNO
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Juliaca. We will then transfer you to Puno and your Hotel. It is important to note that Lake Titicaca is the mythical birth place of the Inca Empire.

Day 14: PUNO-LAKE TITICACA
Early transfer to the port for the boat journey on Lake Titicaca to the floating islands of Uros. Made entirely of reeds and inhabited by the Aymara Uros people. They live in huts built on platforms of reeds, not more than 1 foot thick. Short walk on the islands, then the boat trip continues as far as the island of Taquile. Members of this self supporting Aymara community receive visitors in their colourful national costume and show them around the island. Taquile is renowned for its fine, decorative weavings. A boxed lunch is included.

Day 15: PUNO-JULIACA-LIMA
After breakfast. Transfer to Juliaca airport for the return flight to Lima. Along the way, an excursion will be made to the pre-inca Sillustani funeral towers next to the Umayo lake. The towers form part of one of the largest and most important necropolis in the world. Used by both the Altiplano civilization and the Incas and their wives "Collas" to honor their dead and in preparation for the after-life. It was abandoned when the first Spanish arrived. With over ninety Chulpas (tombs), all built from volcanic rock, those for the Incas can be easily recognized by their finer detail.

NOTE: Prices are subject to change based on current Hotel and airfare rates. Please ask your sale ejecutive for details.

OUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 11nights double accommodation in Hotels plus 3 nights jungle lodgeTransfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary
  • Tourist Guide
  • Flight: Lima-Iquitos, Iquitos-Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Juliaca, Juliaca-Lima
  • All ground transport
  • Vista Dome Train: Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
  • All entrance fees.

OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • International air tickets to South America and associated taxes.
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary.
  • All domestic flights require a US$5.00 charge (airport tax), payable at the airport.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, alcoholic and bottled beverages, etc.
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident.

      

USEFUL LINKS FOR THIS TOUR
         
PERU PACKAGE TOURS

Peru Package Tour 1
Peru Package Tour 2
Peru Package Tour 3
Peru Package Tour 4
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CUSCO TOURS

Machupicchu tour1 day
Machupicchu tour 2 days
Cusco tour 7 days
Cusco tour 4 days
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CUSCO TREKKING TOURS

Inca trail 2 days
Inka trail 4 days
Salkantay trekto Machupicchu
Choquequirao trek 4 days
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PUNO TOURS

Puno tour half day
Puno tour full day
Puno tour 2 days
Puno tour 4 days
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AREQUIPA TOURS

Arequipa tour half day
Arequipa tour full day
Colca Canyon tour 2 days
Cotahuasi tour 5 days
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