• All taxes and fees Included
  • Private transportation to and from the airports Lima, Cusco, Puno & Arequipa
  • 4 nights in Lima, 3 nights Iquitos, 3 nights in Cusco, 1 night in Aguas Calientes, 2 nights in Puno, 1 night in Colca, 1 night in Arequipa 
  • Domestic flights Lima-Iquitos-Cusco / Arequipa-Lima
  • Half Day Lima City Tour
  • Arqueological Museum 
  • Heliconia Lodge Program 3D/2N
  • Half Day Cusco City Tour
  • Full Day Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu Guided Tour 
  • Full Day The Route of the Sun
  • Full Day Uros & Taquile 
  • Colca & Arequipa
  • Train tickets between Cusco and Aguas Calientes RT
  • Bus ticket to and from Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Lunch where it is indicated
  • Free cellphone for the entirety of your stay in Peru
  • 10,000.00 Medical insurance coverage included when you book with us
  • 24/7 Customer Support for the entirety of your stay in Peru

Day 01 - Transfer in Lima / Overnight - Lima 
Day 02 - Half Day Lima City Tour / Overnight - Lima 
Day 03 - Arqueological Museum + Lunch / Overnight - Lima 
Day 04 - Flight from Lima to Iquitos + Typical City Tour / Overnight – Iquitos
Day 05 - Heliconia Program 3D/2N / Overnight - Lodge 
Day 06 - Heliconia Program 3D/2N / Overnight - Lodge
Day 07 - Flight from Iquitos to Cusco / Overnight - Cusco 
Day 08 - Full Day Sacred Valley + Lunch / Overnight - Aguas Calientes 
Day 09 - Full Day Machu Picchu Excursion + Lunch / Overnight – Cusco
Day 10 - Half Day Cusco City Tour / Overnight - Cusco 
Day 11 - Full Day The Route of the Sun to Puno + Lunch / Overnight - Puno
Day 12 - Full Day Uros & Taquile + Lunch / Overnight - Puno
Day 13 - Puno to Colca + Lunch / Overnight - Colca 
Day 14 - Full Day Colca to Arequipa + Lunch / Overnight - Arequipa 
Day 15 - Arequipa City Tour / Flight from Arequipa to Lima / Depart Home

 

 
DAY 01 - WELCOME LIMA AIRPORT 
Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative and private driver and will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information for each city and a 24-hour emergency number.
 
Meals Included:   None
 
DAY 02 - LIMA COLONIAL CITY TOUR
Get ready for a busy morning, starting with a guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the “City of Kings”. The tour includes Lima’s Historical Center, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum (closed on Sunday and Saturday pm, Santo Domingo Convent is provided instead on these days) as well as San Francisco Monastery and its famous underground crypts known as the Catacombs.
Finally, visit the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Center of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as “Ñaupallaqta” or Sacred Town. Also visit El Olive Grove Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XV Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and El Parque del Amor, or Peruvian Love Park.
The Love Park, located on the cliffs of Miraflores overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is a beautiful natural lookout, where you can see the waves of the Pacific rolling in towards the coast below and the Morro Solar in Chorrillos at a distance, with the coast extending further along the bay until the port of Callao. This is also the perfect spot for a romantic view of the setting sun in the late afternoon, right in front of you.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast
 
DAY 03 – VISIT THE INCREDIBLE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND HISTORY OF PERU
Start your day with breakfast it’s a big day ahead. 
The National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru is the country’s first and largest state museum. The assembly of a national collection of artifacts began in the second quarter of the 19th century, though it lacked a permanent home. Much of it was plundered during the War of the Pacific. In 1905 the National History Museum was housed in Lima’s Exhibition Palace. The National Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology was established in 1945, and in 1992 the National Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology merged with the National History Museum to form The National Museum of Anthropology, Archaeology, and History of Peru.
The museum offers a comprehensive overview of Peru’s cultural history, from prehistoric times to the present day. The permanent collection includes tens of thousands of ceramic, textile, stone, metal, and wood objects, tools, and technologies. It also contains more than 2,000 musical instruments and the remains of ancient humans.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast
 
DAY 04 - FLIGHT FROM LIMA TO TRUJILLO + CITY TOUR
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transported to the airport where you will board your flight to theCity of Trujillo.
Upon arrival in the city, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will give you a brief introduction to the city and our services while on the way to your hotel.
You will start your visit at the Defensive Wall (Baluarte Herrera), Recreo Square, Archeological Museum, Iturregui Palace, Emancipation House, La Merced Church, Marshal Orbegoso’s House, Urquiaga’sHouse , Cathedral, Mayorazgo House and the Main Square.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast
 
DAY 05 - IQUITOS / HELICONIA AMAZON RIVER LODGE 
After breakfast, you will transfer to the Iquitos Port, where you will board one of our speedboats to take you to the Heliconia Amazon River Lodge along the Amazon River.
During the boat ride observe the noticeable convergence of the brown turbid waters of the Amazon River with the dark waters of the Nanay River. Enjoy the impressive jungle landscapes with the rustic small houses of the riverside towns.
Then have a short stopover in Monkey Island (in dry season you will visit Fundo Pedrito), a family social enterprise focused on conserving and protecting endangered monkey species in the Northern Amazon. The goal is to enlighten rainforest guests on the effort to reintegrate monkeys and their survival in the wild. See the monkeys free in this reserve, not in cages. Their temporary stay here depends on their capability to adapt back to its jungle habitat.
After a 60-minute boat ride arrive at the Lodge where our staff will welcome you with an exotic jungle drink. Then check-in and settle in your room, at your leisure. Afterward taste your first Amazonia cuisine lunch. 
In the afternoon, begin your first excursion: set out to a jungle hike into the Yanamono primary rainforest reserve, for approximately two hours accompanied by our expert guides. They will point out and identify several flora species such as heliconia flowers,
medicinal plants and giant trees. You will also have the chance to sight several birds species such as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes Aura), Black Fronted Nanbird (Monasa-Atia), And with a little luck you will be able to view a family of small monkeys such as marmosets (Saguinus Fusicollis), the  Titi (Callicebus Mollock Mollock) and the squirrel monkey (Saimiri Boliviense).
Return to the lodge for rest and relaxation and be enthralled by your first, must-not-miss Amazon Sunset. As the darkness of evening comes around, take a boat ride along one of the Amazon River’s tributaries for an exciting evening in the jungle. With no lights, the jungle flora and fauna sparkle along the river’s edge. Your expert boat guide to take you to where you can appreciate and listen to the magical sounds of the jungle.  If it is a clear night, you will see the bright magnificent moonlight, as well as observe the stars and constellations. With some luck you can also see some falling stars which are quite common in the area. Then motor back to the Lodge to rest and relax for an early wake up the next day.
 
DAY 06 - MORNING BIRD WATCHING
Rise early for the Morning Bird Watching to see the birds flocked together during their morning feeding time, You will start very early going by boat to one of the several streams to look out for a number of variety of Amazon birds. You will be looking out for birds such as the Tuki(Jacana Jacana), Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle-Torquata), Black-Collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis), among others. Thereafter, you will return to the lodge, for a scrumptious and energizing breakfast.
Take a little rest, and then you will visit a riverside village to see an indigenous tribe of the Yaguas community where you will have the opportunity to learn and see their way of life along the Amazon River. See their homes, school, church, shops. Interact with the people, learn their techniques of fishing and farming. Observe their customs and tradition, and get enlightened by their unaffected and austere way of living.
In the afternoon, you will set off to a Native Fishing expedition unto one of the small tributaries of the Amazon River. Learn the local techniques of fishing and for the most daring you can try to fish for Piranhas. If you are lucky you have your catch cooked for lunch, when you return to the Lodge. During this excursion, you can also have the opportunity to look out for the Pink River Dolphin (Inia Geoffrensis). Return to the Lodge for lunch. 
In the evening, consider the Night Hike. Go on an enchanting evening trek within the secure periphery of the Lodge and you will witness the entrancing transformation from daytime to a night atmosphere. As you adjust to the dark environment you will appreciate the rainforest takes on a very different character and be aware of the existence and habits of nocturnal jungle animals. It’s the best time to see stunning tree frogs, shy snakes, and other rainforest creatures that only come out at night. Notice a range of completely distinctive fauna from the day as you listen to magical sounds of insects, birds, jungle cats and night owls. After 30 minutes of hike we back to the Lodge for Dinner.
 
DAY 07 - VICTORIA AMAZONICA
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before we will board the boat towards a lake in Yanamono Island where you will be able to glimpse the Giant Water Lily, the Victoria Regia, the “Queen of water lilies”. Now renamed Victoria Amazonica, this native flora in the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin are mostly found in oxbow lakes and bayous. You may see some flowers that are white as they bloom on the first night some that have turned pink on the second night after blooming. They can grow to 40 cm in diameter and are pollinated by scarab beetles. Victoria Amazonica is well known for its huge circular leaves, which are often pictured with a small child sitting at the center of its leaf to display their size and strength. 
 
Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out. After lunch, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to Iquitos airport to board your flight to Cusco. 
 
DAY 08 – SEDUCTIVE DAY IN THE SACRED VALLEY + LUNCH
An English speaking guide to starting your exploration on the way to the Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley of the Urubamba is located one hour from Cusco and is significantly lower in elevation, which aids the acclimatization process by allowing our bodies to adjust to the altitude more gradually. Today you will have the opportunity to visit Awanacancha, an Andean textile center whose key objective is to maintain the wealth of Incan textile art and keep their traditions alive. Awanacancha means “the palace of weaving” and as its name announces, it is all about textile production. Here we will learn about the dyeing techniques and instruments used for hundreds of years in the weaving of these famous textiles. You will walk along a thatched roof path and will watch and learn about the four different kinds of South American camelids: Huanaco, Llama, Alpaca and Vicuña. At the end of the path, you will find weavers from over 12 communities from southern Peru who alternate exhibitions of threading, dying and weaving traditional Andean textiles, thus avoiding their identity loss.
Then head to the town of Pisac, famous for its ruins which lie atop a hill at the entrance the valley and separated along the ridge into four groups: Pisac, Inti Watana, Q’allaqasa, and Kinchiraqay. Visit the Inti Watana group which includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an inti Watana – a volcanic ritual stone used as an astronomic clock or Inca calendar to define the change seasons.
The Incas constructed agricultural terraces on the steep hillside by hauling richer topsoil by hand from the lower lands, enabling the production of surplus food, more than would normally be possible at altitudes as high as 11,000 feet. The narrow rows of terraces beneath the citadel are thought to represent the wing of a partridge (Pisac), from which the village and ruins get their name.
Continue to the Pisac Markets, which was the place of reunion for all artisans of the region to get together and exchange or buy and sell their products. Originally held only on Sundays, but due to the increase of tourism in the area during the XX century it became increasingly popular to the point that now it is held daily. It is a favorite destination for visitors from all over the world who don’t want to miss the opportunity of enjoying the colorful ambiance in this marketplace. This is an excellent chance to share the peasants’ customs closely with plenty of time to explore and even barter all the goods and crafts typical of the areas around Cusco. Leisurely roam through the textiles and souvenir sections of the market. 
A buffet lunch will be served in a country restaurant. 
After lunch we head to the Ollantaytambo Fortress to continue enjoying this spectacular building that in the time of the Incas. The end of the tour you can enjoy the town of Ollantaytambo while waiting to board your train that will take you to hot springs.
At the indicated time one of our attendants will take you to the station to help you with your Check in.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 09 – SUNRISE MACHU PICCHU CITADEL EXCURSION + LUNCH
You will leave your hotel after breakfast and board a bus that will take you to the entrance gate of the citadel of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is one of the most-visited sites worldwide. Machu Picchu dazzles all who visit it with its beauty and mystery. You will follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas as you explore this magical citadel along with your local and experimented tour guide.
 
After the tour, you will stop at a local restaurant for a buffet lunch. 
 
Afterwards, you will have a little time to explore the town of Aguas Calientes before boarding your train back to Cusco.
Upon arrival at the station, an assistant will be waiting for you to bring you back to your hotel in Cusco.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast, Lunch
 
OPTIONAL
HIKE UP TO HUAYNA PICCHU, the mountain behind Machu Picchu. This hike is strenuous and recommended only for travelers comfortable with heights and who have a good fitness level. A fair amount of climbing is required. Get fabulous views of Machu Picchu from the top. Total time for this excursion is 2.5 hours. You may want to extend your hike and go to the Moon Temple as well, which is close to Huayna Picchu. This adds an extra hour total to this excursion. Total time for the Huayna Picchu visit, including the Moon Temple is 3.5 hours. (This hike requires advanced reservations.)
 
DAY 10 – AN EXCITING DAY of HORSEBACK RIDING IN CUSCO
Have a relaxing breakfast and get ready for some exciting fun.  Pick up from your Hotel around 9:00 am
 
• Arrive to the ranch and meet the horses there. 
• Briefing before we start the tour.
• Your guide will give you instructions for staying safe and enjoying your ride. 
• Starting with the Temple of the Moon we will begin our tour along the path to Q’enqo, and to the community of Huayllarccocha to visit the archaeological sites of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, (Remember you will leave the horses in a specific place because we cannot enter with horses to the archeological site). once the visit is done, we will return back to the community of Huayllarcocha to enjoy our picnic lunch, and have a break with amazing views of Cusco. Afterwards, we will ride downhill to visit Devils Balcony (Chacan mountain). Where we will finish up, we then will return back to the ranch. From there we will drive to the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, an amazing site to see of Incan architecture and engineering in our city.
And return back to your hotel with time to enjoy the rest of the day in Cusco thus ending a day of great adventure and culture.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast, Box Lunch 
 
DAY 11 - FULL DAY THE ROUTE OF THE SUN TO PUNO + LUNCH 
Breakfast will start your day at the hotel, and then we will depart for the City of Puno.
Our journey will take you by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. Then onward to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, where we will visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, (better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its (decorated polychrome ceiling). Next, we will stop in the Town of Raqchi, where we will see a spectacular Incan Sanctuary. Built by the Incan Emperor Pachacutec, and dedicated to the Inca God of Wiracocha. It has a unique central wall with a stone base of fine Incan architecture. Other walls are made of giant adobe bricks.
The structure also has two circular lateral columns. Around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage.
About 34 miles further, we will pass through the Town of La Raya. In this town, we will see herds of vicuñas and llamas while passing through.
Then our next stop, the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile center. Then we will visit the remarkable Temple of Kalasaya, ruins from the ancient Pucara civilization. Afterward, we will enjoy a buffet lunch in a countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region.
Upon arrival in the City of Puno, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will give you a brief introduction to the city and our services while on the way to your hotel.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 12 - FULL DAY UROS & TAQUILE ISLAND + LUNCH 
Breakfast will start your day at the hotel, then you will enjoy 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 fiber of the Papyrus family. Their homes and boats are also made from the same material.
Continuing our trip to the island of Taquile, known for having the best weavers of ancient Peru. This place has preserved many rituals and the lifestyle of the ancient Incas.
We will walk for about 30 minutes to the center of the island, stay there for 3 amazing hours and have lunch. Then we will descend down a long stairwell of 500 steps!
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 13 - PUNO TO COLCA + LUNCH 
Breakfast will start your day at the hotel, then between 06:00 to 06:30 am, we depart Puno to Chivay, on the way we will see several lagoons and diverse migratory birds that can be can be seen on the way.
We will also pass through the crater of an extinct volcano (Chucura). Then we will stop at some point to view the volcanoes, which is also the highest part of the road (4,800 m.s.), and view much of the western mountain range.
Arriving in Chivay around 12:35 pm, we will enjoy a delicious lunch. At which time we will check in to our hotel.
Then at 04:00 p.m. We will pick you up from your hotel to go to the (Calera) The hot springs. Then return to your hotel in Chivay.
Then at 07:00 pm, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy dinner and a show. Where you will enjoy the typical dance of the area that lasts for an hour and a half approx.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 14 - FULL DAY COLCA TO AREQUIPA + LUNCH 
Breakfast will start your day at the hotel; we depart at 06:30 am.
We will head out to the viewpoint of the Cross-of the Condor, a strategic point of observation. On the way, we will stop in the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque; that have beautiful colonial churches, as well as in the viewpoints of Choquetico and Antahuilque, from where we will observe the impressive Valley of Andenería, Hanging Tombs, and the Hanging Bridge of Sifón that joins the Town of Yanque with Coporaque.
On our return to Chivay, we will have Lunch.
After lunch, we return to Arequipa, stop at the viewpoint of the volcanoes, which is also the highest area of the road, from where you can see much of the western mountain range. Taking the road to Yura, bordering the snowy Chachani.
Finally, at 3:00 pm, we will arrive at Arequipa.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 15 - AREQUIPA CITY TOUR / FLIGHT FROM AREQUIPA TO LIMA / DEPART HOME
Breakfast will start your day at the hotel, We will, then, visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, Plaza de Armas, the Jesuit Church "La Compañia", its cloisters and domes, the Tristan del Pozo House, and the Yanahuara neighborhood (vantage point and Church). This vantage point allows for an amazing view of the typical city of Yanahuara Carmen.
 
After enjoying a delicious farewell lunch, it’s time to say good-bye.
 
At the scheduled time, you will be shuttled from the hotel to the airport to board your flight back to Lima, Then to your connecting flight home.
 
Meals Included:   Breakfast
 
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