Cultural Tourism

MACHU PICCHU AND THE NAZCA LINES (CT06E-19S)

PROGRAM 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Lima, Nazca Lines, Paracas, Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Itinerary Tourist Destination

Day 1: Lima

Upon arrival in Lima, reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance is offered.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima

Meals included: None

 

Day 2: Lima

HALF DAY LIMA CITY TOUR

Our guided visit to Lima allows you to see the Historical Center: Plaza Mayor ("Main Square"), the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the City Hall and old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies. You will also visit one a historic convent, an icon of colonial architecture. The tour goes all the way to modern district of San Isidro and Miraflores, where you’ll appreciate huacas or sacred Inca structures. Also, you will observe the Pacific Ocean coast from the vast seafront.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 3: Lima, Paracas

At proper time bus transfer to Paracas.

 

NAZCA LINES OVER FLIGHT

At local airfield, you can board a light aircraft and enjoy overflying at Pisco, Ocucaje, Palpa and the amazing Nazca Lines, located on the namesake pampas. There you can see a number of geoglyphs, representing stylized pictures of animals and plants, distributed amidst a huge labyrinth of rects, trapeziums, triangles and spirals carved on the lands and preserved for almost 2,000 years, according to the experts. Finally, you will appreciate a mysterious design, known as El Candelabro (The Candelier). According to legends, it refers to hidden pirates treasures or as a signal of the disembarkation spot for the pro-independence hosts, led by General Don Jose de San Martin.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Paracas

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 4: Paracas, Lima

BALLESTAS ISLANDS

Starting from the Paracas Hotel pier in the Pisco area, this 2 hour boat ride will lead you to visit the Ballestas Islands situated off the coast of the Paracas Reserve, Peru's largest coastal wildlife sanctuary. These two beautiful islands are home to thousands of resident migratory sea birds. These include pelicans, boobies, cormorants, gulls among others, who share their habitat with colonies of sea lions. On the way you will also see one of the mysteriously drawing etched on the desert face, the Candlestick.

At proper time return to Lima by bus.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 3: Lima, Cusco

At scheduled time pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival in Cusco, meet and transfer to the hotel.

 

HALF DAY CUSCO CITY TOUR & NEARBY RUINS

The tour will show you the amazing colonial city built on the foundations of the Inca palaces. You will visit the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, where you can appreciate the incredible masonry of the Incas, the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral with its carved woodworks, altars and paintings. Then you will be driven to the Inca fortress of Sacsahuamán, to the underground cave and temple of Kenko, have a panoramic view of PucaPucará and then you will enter to Tambomachay, known as the Baths of the Inca. Finally, we stop at the living art the workshop “ Inka´s Expression”. The visit will allow passengers to admire how the local artisans create wonderful silver pieces, paintings and wood carvings.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 4: Cusco

PISAC MARKET & OLLANTAYTAMBO FORTRESS

You will be driven through a scenic landscape to the Urubamba Valley, the "Sacred Valley of the Incas". In the route, stop at AwanaKancha and discover the beauty of South American camelids, guanacos, llamas, vicuña and alpacas, and an exhibition of traditional Andean textile art. Then arriving at the town of Pisac, an hour drive from Cuzco, you will visit the colorful Pisac Market, where the local Indians meet to sell their merchandise as they have done it for centuries. There is also a handicraft market. The tour continues to the town of Ollantaytambo from where you will climb up to its imposing Inca fortress at the top of the mountain. Lunch will be provided at local restaurant.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in the Sacred Valley

Meals included: breakfast & lunch

 

Day 5: Cusco

MACHU PICCHU

You will visit one of the seven new wonders of the world and an important source of energy: Machu Picchu. The excursion is made by train and, on the way we will be able to enjoy an impressive view of Urubamba's Sacred Valley. Once we arrive at AguasCalientes, our collaborators will assist you in order to board the bus that will take you to the citadel.

It will be an unforgettable experience. A professional guide will walk us through the marvelous story that enwraps this charming place. After our guided visit, you shall have free time to explore the place at your leisure, or simply relax and meditate. At the appropriate time we will begin our descent to AguasCalientes and further along the afternoon, board the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Return to Cuzco by train. Reception and transfer to the hotel.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco

Meals included: breakfast & lunch

 

Day 6: Cusco, Lima

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Lima, where you will be assisted to connect with your international flight.

 

Meals included: breakfast

 

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What Includes

The program includes:

  • Assistance Program with a total coverage of USD 2,000.00 within Peru (at no extra cost).
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in Lima, 1 night in Paracas, 2 nights in Cusco and 1 night in the Sacred Valley.
  • All transfers to and from airport / bus station
  • All tours include entrance tickets and guided tour in English.
  • Roundtrip train to Machu Picchu

 

 

The Program does not include:

  • International and domestic air tickets 
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips

 

List of Hotels

Hotel Cantayo Spa & Resort

Nazca Lines Hotel

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Majoro Hotel

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Casa Andina Nazca

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