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Pure Peru

(21 Days)

Lima | Paracas | Nasca | Arequipa | Colca | Puno | Cusco | Sacred Valley | Aguas Calientes | Cusco

Day Routing
01 Lima

Arrival in the Peruvian capital Lima and transfer to the hotel.

02 Lima

Biking tour through Lima's historic center incl. lunch, together with other international guests, to learn about its history and culture. Higlights of this tour are the Plaza de Armas, the Aliaga Mansion, the MALI, as well as the church and catacombs of the San Francisco convent, and it ends with a leisurely stroll along the coast. Optional: Bike and Food Tour Chorrillos (SIC on shared basis).  

03 Lima - Paracas

Transfer from the hotel to the bus station to take a public bus (without guide) along the south coast on the Pan-American Highway to the small fisher village of Paracas. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Optional: Excursion to the National Reserve of Paracas or City tour in Ica and visit of the Regional Museum. 

04 Paracas - Nasca

Tour in an eco-friendly motor boat to the Ballestas Islands (on shared basis). From inside the boat it will be possible to observe the endemic fauna in its natural habitat. Afterwards transfer to the bus station to take a public bus to Nasca (without guide).

05 Nasca - Arequipa

Visit to the Maria Reiche museum and the Nazca view, to see three of the famous Nazca Lines. Optional: Nazca Lines overflight from Nazca (on shared basis). In the afternoon transfer to the bus station to take the public bus to Arequipa (without guide).

06 Arequipa

Walking city tour through the white city with visit to the San Camilo Market and monastery Santa Catalina . The monastery Santa Catalina is a „city within the city“ and was opened to public only in 1970. At the market there are various fresh fruits, medicinal herbs and healing plants to discover. After that visit to an orphanage, where children and teenager find a home and support.

07 Arequipa

Day at leisure. Optional: Gastronomic tour through Arequipa, offering an intense gastronomic experience.

08 Arequipa - Colca Canyon

3D/2N excursion to the Colca Canyon, together with other international guests. On the way stopps at national park Aguada Blanca and the volcano viewing point. Lunch included. In the afternoon time at leisure to enjoy the thermal baths of the hotel.

09 Colca Canyon

Day at leisure. Optional: Visit of the Sibayo community with lunch prepared with regional ingredients of the Andes.

10 Colca Canyon - Puno

Visit to the Condor Cross and the villages Maca and Yanque and transfer to Puno at lake Titicaca (on shared basis).

11 Puno

In the morning transfer to Puno's dock. Visit to the floating Uros Islands on the way to Amantani. After arrival in Amantani the guest will enjoy lunch and be invited to watch traditional dances in the evening. The night will be spend in the community. Lunch and dinner included.
**Remark: This 2-day excursion will be made together with international travellers and accompanied by a shared English speaking guide.

12 Puno

Return to Puno by boat. On the way stopover at Taquile Island. A typical lunch at the island is included. 

13 Puno - Cusco

Transfer to the bus station to take public touristic bus to Cusco, “Navel of the Earth” (on shared basis). On the way, visit to the Pukara village, Raqchi ruins and the church of Andahuaylillas, which is considered to be the "Sistine Chapel" of the Americas. Lunch included.

14 Cusco

Walking City Tour through Cusco from the Plaza de Armas to the temple of the sun, Koricancha. Afterwards visit to San Blas, with its beautiful handicraft, including a panpipe workshop. Optional: Visit of the Planetarium in Cusco (on shared basis). 

15 Cusco - Sacred Valley

On the way to Sacred Valley the guests visit Awana Kancha, to learn about the traditional weaving techniques,  Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, where a family is taking care of rescued wild animals, and Pisac market to participate in an empanadas workshop. 

16 Sacred Valley

Transfer via Ollantaytambo to Pumamarca, an old administrative center of the Inca. Afterwards hike from Pumamarca to Huilloc with shaman ceremony on the way. In Huilloc participation in the daily work of the community. This night you will spend within the community. Lunch and dinner included.

17 Sacred Valley

In the morning visit to a local school in Urubamba. Later on transfer to the old Inca town Chinchero with visit of a weaving community, chicheria and Sunday market. Afterwards hike to Urquillos, following one of the ancient Inca trails passing by several small waterfalls. After the hike transfer to the hotel in the Sacred Valley.

18 Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

Transfer to Ollantaytambo, one of the oldest towns in the surroundings of Cusco, to visit a typical house of a local family. Afterwards heading towards Aguas Calientes by train. Upon arrival a shuttle bus will take the guest to the Machu Picchu ruins. In the following the ruins will be visited. After that, return to Aguas Calientes by bus for overnight. 

19 Aguas Calientes - Cusco

The morning is at leisure. You can visit Machu Picchu on your own for a second time or you can hike along the train tracks to the Mandor waterfall (no guide or entrance fees included). In the afternoon train ride to Poroy and transfer to Cusco.

20 Cusco

Day at leisure. Optional: Andean Horse Back Riding in the surroundings of Cusco or Down Hill Mountain Bike Tour Cusco.

21 Cusco

End of the tour. Transfer to the airport for individual homebound flight.