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Latin America - Peru

Description

Peru is probably one of the South American countries with the most tourist treasure. Be it the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu, the little zigzagging train in the Andes or the canoe that descends the Madre de Dios river through the Amazon rainforest, all these curiosities are part of the collective imagery of any incoming tourist for the first time in the country. Know also put aside these clichés to discover this land of extremes, where culture shocks, sometimes sources of violence, contribute to make it exciting.

Sample package

Peru cultural – 10 days / 9 nights

DAY 1 : CANADA – PERU

Departure flight to Lima.

On arrival at the airport, you will be met by your tour guide who will escort the group for the whole stay.

Transfer (50 minutes) in a private motor coach towards your accommodation in Lima.

END OF THE MOTOR COACH SERVICES

Dinner and overnight in Lima.

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DAY 2 : LIMA

Breakfast.

TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THE DAY

Day dedicated to the visit of the Peruvian capital. Discovery of the colonial districts of the city center through Plaza San Martin and Plaza Armas.

Visit the San Francisco Convent and its catacombs.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Visit of the Larco Herrera Museum collection: one of the largest private collections of pre-Columbian art in Peru. Its rooms highlight splendid pieces of pottery, textile art, mummies and other objects that will inform you about the Peruvian past.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight in hotel 2-3 * in Lima.


DAY 3 : LIMA – PARACAS – ÎLES BALLESTAS – OASIS DE LA HUACACHINA

Breakfast.

TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THE DAY

Departure by bus early in the morning for the city of Paracas by the Pan-American road, following the Pacific coast.

Visit of the Ballestas Island, often called the Peruvian Galapagos! It is a 2-hour boat trip on the Pacific ocean.

Lunch at the restaurant on Paracas’ pier.

Continuation to Huacachina Oasis, a natural treasure in the middle of the desert.

Dinner and overnight in Huacachina.

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DAY 4 : HUACACHINA OASIS – NAZCA

Breakfast.

TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THE DAY

Early departure for the city of Nazca.

Visit of the regional museum with its momies and objects from the colonial century.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Free time in the afternoon to make your own discoveries.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight in a hostal in Nazca.

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DAY 5 : NAZCA

Breakfast.

TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THE DAY

Visit the necropolis of Chauchilla. Necropolis of Chauchilla, 1000 D.C. found anthropological and archaeological remains associated with Poroma and Inca cultures.

Visit the Aqueducts of Qantalloc. There are approximately 2000 years, the inhabitants of Nazca developed an underground system of aqueducts to irrigate dry areas of the valley that had no access to water.

Lunch along the way.

Departure to Cusco by early evening and overnight in the bus (14h ride).

Dinner and overnight on the bus.

Ligne de Nazca


DAY 6 : CUSCO

Breakfast on the coach.

TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THE DAY

Reception at the Cusco land terminal in the late morning and transfer to the hotel.

The region of Cusco must be one of the most interesting in South America thanks to its rich past and its ancestral traditions. Its heritage and geography are very varied and will satisfy any traveler. Today, Cusco lives mainly from agriculture and tourism. It is the seventh most populous city in Peru. Near Cusco is the valley of Urubamba called Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Free morning to rest and enjoy the city, nicknamed “the heart of the influence Inca “.

Lunch at the restaurant.

In the afternoon, departure for half a day dedicated to the discovery of the historic center: visit the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and walk in the district of San Blas and its typical streets.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight at Casa Andina Cusco Koricancha **** (or similar) in Cusco.

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DAY 7 : CUSCO – UMASBAMBA COMMUNITY – CUSCO

Breakfast.

TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THE DAY

Departure by private transport towards the community of Umasbamba (1:15)

Arrival in the community around 9:30 am. You will be received by the inhabitants of Umasbamba. They will make you a small presentation of the community, its people and their economic and daily activities.

You will be separated into small groups and will cook with your guide and local residents to prepare for the Pachamanca Hispanic millennium. You will cook quinoa dishes, corn or potato. After more than two hours to prepare delicious dishes, it’s time to enjoy them around a buffet prepared by you

Lunch included.

After eating the people will make you a demonstration and dyeing wool weaving. They will make you discover the ancestral weaving, basic flora wool dyeing and local minerals. We will then see the women of the community weave wool with techniques from both the Incas as the colonial heritage.

Return to Cusco.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel Casa Andina Cusco Koricancha **** (or similar) in Cusco.

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DAY 8 : CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – AGUAS CALIENTES

Breakfast

TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THE DAY

After breakfast, leave in direction of the Inca’s Sacred Valley. This region, located about 700 meters lower than Cuzco, benefits from a wonderful weather and fertile ground where the Incas have lived.

First stop at Chinchero, a local village, to visit the colonial church built in the 15th centuries.

Continuation to Ollantaytambo, the historic fortress where the Incas have won against the conquistadores.

Visit of the fortress.

Lunch at the restaurant.

Transfer by train to Aguas Calientes, starting point for Machu Picchu.

Train in the afternoon. NOTE: The train company authorizes travelers to carry a cabin bag weighing up to 8 kilos per person. It will be advisable to leave your luggage on deposit at the hotel in Sacred Valley or in Cusco.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel Presidente **** (or similar) in Aguas Calientes.

Train pour Aguas Calientes


DAY 9 : AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel.

TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR THE DAY

Shuttle to the entrance of the site and complete tour of the “lost city of the Incas”: Machu Picchu, with its urban areas, agricultural sectors and incredible mountainside buildings. NOTE: The starts for ascent and descent are every 5 minutes (30 minutes). Shuttle for the site: 5h30, last shuttle for the site: 15h30, last shuttle for Aguas Calientes: 16h45

Machu Picchu, wonder of the world, is an ancient Inca city of the fifteenth century in Peru. Abandoned during the collapse of the Inca empire, the sacred city of the Incas, forgotten for centuries, is considered a masterpiece of the architecture of this civilization. Since 1983, the site is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Lunch at Le P’tit Paris restaurant.

Transfer by train to Ollantaytambo.

Train in the afternoon. NOTE: The train company authorizes travelers to carry a cabin bag weighing up to 8 kilos per person. It will be advisable to leave your luggage on deposit at the hotel in Sacred Valley or in Cusco.

Meet at the Ollantaytambo train station and transfer to the hotel in Cusco.

Dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight at Casa Andina Cusco Koricancha **** (or similar) in Cusco.

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DAY 10 : CUSCO – LIMA – CANADA

Breakfast (may not be included depending of your flight schedule).

Coach transfer to Cusco airport.

Flight Cusco – Lima

Return flight.

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