Latin America - Peru
Peru – 10 days / 9 nights
DAY 1: LIMA
Flight from Montreal 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 (30 minutes) in a private motor coach towards your accommodation in Lima
Overnight in Lima
DAY 2: LIMA / PISCO / ICA
Departure by bus early in the morning for the city of Pisco by the Pan-American road, following the Pacific coast (4-hour trip). This city gave its name to the national beverage, the Pisco.
Visit of the Ballestas Island, often called the Peruvian Galapagos! It is a 2-hour boat trip on the Pacific ocean.
After lunch, continuation to Ica, a urban city located in the desert. You will pass by the Oasis of Huacachina, a natural treasure in the middle of nowhere!
Dinner and overnight in Huacachina
DAY 3: ICA / NAZCA
Visit of the city of Ica and its regional museum.
Then, continue south to join Nazca
Arrival in Nazca at the end of the afternoon and free time around the city
Dinner and overnight in a hostal in Nazca
DAY 4: NAZCA
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.
Departure to Cusco by early evening and overnight in the bus (14h ride).
Lunch and dinner along the way
Overnight on the bus
DAY 5: CUSCO
Arrival in Cusco in the morning
Free morning to rest and enjoy the city, nicknamed “the heart of the influence Inca “.
Depth tour of the city in the afternoon: walk in the historic center of Cusco, we will visit the Qoricancha; a better known Inca religious center under the name “Temple of the Sun”. Its impressive construction and remarkable finish illustrate the ingenuity of the Inca architecture. Then you will discover the historic center of Cusco, instead of weapons and the San Blas.
Dinner and overnight in Cusco
DAY 6: UMASBAMBA COMMUNITY
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
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.
DAY 7: CUZCO / SACRED VALLEY
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.
After lunch, continue on the way to Pisac to visit the famous ruins on top of the valley. In Pisac, you will find one of the richest artisan market of Peru.
Dinner and overnight in Sacred Valley.
DAY 8: SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU / CUZCO
Waking up early in the morning to catch the first train called the Andes train. It will bring you at the bottom of the Machu Picchu, a place called Aguas Calientes (hot waters), 2-hour train trip.
There, a shuttle brings you to the top of the historic wonder. (20 minutes).
Enjoy 3 hours on site with a guided tour of this famous Inca site, known everywhere in the world. This is the “must” of your trip!
Return with the shuttle to Aguas Calientes at the beginning of the afternoon.
Free time during the waiting of the train who will transfer you to Cuzco.
Arrival at the beginning of the evening.
Dinner and overnight in Cusco
DAY 9: CUZCO / LIMA
Coach transfer to Cusco airport.
END OF SERVICES FOR YOUR TOUR GUIDE
Flight Cusco -Lima (1:00)
Arrival in Lima and meeting with your local guide
Transfer to your hotel in the Miraflores district of Lima.
In the second part of the afternoon, visit the colonial and central part of Lima (Cathedral, San Francisco and its catacombs, the Mayor place).
Dinner and overnight in a 3* hotel in Lima
*** ACCORDING TO YOUR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT SCHEDULE, IT’S POSSIBLE THAT YOU WILL BE LEAVING ON DAY 9 AROUND 11PM. IN THIS CASE, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A HOTEL ROOM DURING THE DAY BUT A MOTORCOACH WILL BE AT TO YOUR DISPOSAL.***
DAY 10: LIMA
Breakfast (may not be included depending of your flight schedule)
Transfer to the airport.
Destination on map
This trip includes
Transportation in a deluxe motorcoach on site
Accommodation of your choice
Professional guide services
24-hour emergency phone service
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