All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.
DAY 01: International Arrival in Lima
Assistance at your arrival to Lima International Airport and transfer to your hotel. There you will receive a briefing on your tour; receive vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organisation of your Peru trip.
DAY 02: Lima: Sightseeing Tour
Morning free to rest after your International travel. We recommend you to sleep long enough to be ready to start this unforgettable journey through this wonderful country.Free time for lunch.
Guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". The tour includes Lima's Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin
, Plaza Mayor
, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies.
We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the priests, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of the XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground catacombs.
We then drive through the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial and administrative centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Late afternoon transfer to your hotel.
Dinner with show at Junius restaurant.
DAY 03: Lima / Arequipa: Sightseeing tour and Santa Catalina Convent
BBreakfast and Transfer to the airport of Lima to take your flight to Arequipa. At your arrival you will be transferred to the chosen hotel to accommodate you baggage's and continue with the Sightseeing tour of Arequipa.
Lunch on your own.
The tour includes the Main Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru, and the Cathedral
, a prime example of XIXth Century Peruvian architecture, housing beautiful treasures in gold and silver. We also visit the La Compañia Church, an ancient Jesuit temple, maybe the most important one in Arequipa due to its history and tradition, with a beautiful façade with carved columns, laurel crowns, flowers, birds, etc. A more careful look at the façade, however, reveals the limits of European influence, as the angels have indian faces; and indeed one face is even crowned with feathers.
Then, we will visit the "Santa Catalina" Convent; a "small town" built in the XVIIth Century and opened to the public in 1970, after 400 years as a Cloister. Perfectly preserved for four centuries, you go back in time as you enter the Cloister and see the numerous, spacious patios and gardens, the kitchen and slave quarters and stone washtubs of this Convent. About 20 nuns, of what were once 500, still live in a section of the Convent. Return to your selected hotel in Arequipa. Lunch on your own. We recomended to take your lunch in the restaurante "Sol de Mayo".
Possibility of visiting the Colca Canyon
DAY 04: Arequipa / Juliaca / Puno: Sillustani en route
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport of Arequipa to take your flight to Juliaca. At your arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. On the way to the Hotel, we will visit the famous Chullpas of Sillustani
: stone cylinder burial chambers used by the Aymaras to bury their leaders. Lake Umayo, located in front of the Chullpas, adds further beauty to the place. Here you also have the opportunity to observe several local typical birds.
DAY 05: Puno: Titicaca Lake, Floating Islands of Uros and Taquile
Breakfast. Early in the morning, we will have an unforgettable motorboat excursion on the waters of Lake
Titicaca to the unique "Floating Islands" of the Uros. These ancient inhabitants of the Lake, known as the Water Tribe, have built their own "islands" by periodically adding new layers of a type of reed called "totora" (Scirpus totora)
, vegetable fibre of the Papyrus family. Their homes and boats are also made from this material. We continue our motorboat trip to Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives
who have developed efficient and unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, passed down through the generations. Upon arrival at the Town of Taquile we will have a lunch. Then we will walk through the various hills and archaeological sites of this 6 km long Island. In the afternoon, return to Puno for overnight at your hotel.
Breakfast and lunch
DAY 06: Puno / Cusco
Breakfast. We leave in the morning by bus to the city of
Cusco. We travel along the High Plateau of the Collao, stopping
at the Town of Ayaviri, an important textile town, to
visit the impressive Temple of Kalasasaya, ruins of the
ancient Pucara Culture. Later on we stop in Raqchi, where
we can appreciate a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca
Pachacutec, and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha.
It has a big central wall with a stone base of fine Inca
architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks.
The structure also has two circular sideward pillars. Around
the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and
storage. About 70 km ahead, then we visit the Stripe Ranch where we can see herds of llamas and vicunas.
During the trip, we go through the lovely lake Wacarpay that offers spectacular views of mountains reflected in its peaceful waters.
We proceed to the beautiful village of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, also known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling.
Buffet lunch in a lovely countryside restaurant, where you can enjoy the delicious cuisine of the region.
Upon arrival in Cuzco, you will be tranferred to your hotel.
Dinner on your own
DAY 07: Cusco: Sightseeing Tour and Nearby Ruins
Breakfast. Free in the morning to rest and to acclimatize. We recommended have your lunch in your hotel.
By the afternoon, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha
Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman
, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft high and weighing over 350 tons.
Return to the hotel
Breakfast and dinner
Dinner in a typical restaurant with a folklore show where the musicians play their melodies with Andean instruments of beautiful sounds while typically dressed dancers will show you different ancient Peruvian dances.
DAY 08: Cusco:
Breakfast. Day off for personal activities.
We suggest you the following tours:
DAY 09: Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco
Breakfast. The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco Train Station for a 3 ½ hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas" and now one of the seven wonders of the world. Machu Picchu was discovered for science in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. Arrival: Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, you will make the 25-minute motor coach ascent to Machu Picchu.
We tour the ruins for around 3 hours, during which time our guide explains the astounding degree of technology achieved by the builders of this famous site. The tight construction, the water channels, the staircases carved from the living rock of the mountain, and the Intihuatana, (or "Hitching Post of the Sun"), which served as an astronomical calendar, all show technological advancement far beyond anything this area of the world was thought to have achieved. These, along with the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, the Priests' House, the Inca Baths and the Temple of the Three Windows, all allow us to glimpse back into the past and, with the help of our guide, revisit the lives of these truly remarkable people.
We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
The mid-afternoon train takes you back to Cusco. Meet by our Representative and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 10: Cusco / Puerto Maldonad
Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport to board your flight to Puerto Maldonado "biodiversity of the world Capital". You will be received by our guides upon your arrival to the Airport of the City of Puerto Maldonado. We will then board our bus and pass through the City of Puerto Maldonado until we reach the Puerto Capitanía Port on the Madre de Dios River where we
will board our motorised out board engine canoe to go downstream the Madre de Dios River to the Eco Amazonia Lodge. Upon arrival at the lodge you will be served an exquisite welcome drink and then you will be taken to your bungalow where you will have time to install yourself and have a quick shower before heading back to the dining room for Lunch. In the afternoon, accompanied by your specialised guide, you will be visiting the pioneering and unique place called La Isla de los Monos or Monkey Island, located on the Madre de Dios River, only five minutes away from the lodge. During the walk you will be able to observe extraordinary landscapes with exuberant flora, in which you will find a great variety of monkeys in their natural habitat, such as Spider monkeys, Capuchin monkeys, Black Hooded Saddle Back tamarin monkeys, Common Squirrel monkeys, Red Howler monkeys as well as other species of mammals, such as the Coatimundo, Sloths and others, as well as a great variety of birds. At the end of our walk through the Isla de los Monos Monkey Island, we will, weather permitting, enjoy a splendid sun set. Sunsets in the jungle are really a spectacular sight! We will then take the boat back to the Lodge, where we will have Dinner and Overnight.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
DAY 11: Jungle Walk to the Cocha Perdida Lost Lake
After breakfast, we will accompany our specialised guide for a walk through the jungle until we reach the so called Cocha Perdida or Lost Lake Oxbow Lake. This area
constitutes an eco system, which gives shelter and food to a great variety of animals. You will have the possibility to see Giant River Otters, turtles and tortoises, tapirs, many coloured birds, maybe even the majestic Jaguar and a great variety of fish species. This is a unique wilderness area, which is kept untouched, with immense swampy areas and water logged forest. You will be able to climb up to the top of the extraordinary Mirador Amazónico Amazon Look Out Point at the top of a huge tree, and you will return to the lodge, paddling through the swampy area part of the way before boarding your motorised canoe and returning to the Eco Amazonia Lodge in time for Lunch. In the afternoon you can make an optional visit to our Botanical Medicine Plant Garden or, if you would rather relax, you can enjoy a swim in our huge indoor Amazon Pool. We will be back to the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
DAY 12: Puerto Maldonado / Lima
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take your flight to Lima, Where you can make your flight connexion to return your country.
End of our services.