Sacred Land of the Incas

Sacred Land of the Inca
Sacred Land of the Inca
Sacred Land of the Inca
Sacred Land of the Inca
Sacred Land of the Inca
Sacred Land of the Inca
Sacred Land of the Inca
Sacred Land of the Inca
Sacred Land of the Inca
Sacred Land of the Inca

Sacred Land of the Incas

Duration

13 Days / 12 Nights

Package Type

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Cultural

Activity Level

Activity Level

Very High

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Trip Overview

The authentic sites of South America’s most-popular country, Peru, come to life before your eyes on our Classic Peru Packages. The highlight of your Vacation in Peru Machu Picchu will be, of course, the Seventh Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu. Also, on your Peru Vacation Packages you will sample the delights of the capital, Lima. You will walk on the cobblestone streets of Cusco and view the incredible landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. When you travel to Machu Picchu follow the spectacular Route of the Sun to the sapphire jewel, the spectacular Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon.  Peru Vacation will show you all around our land full of hidden treasures, you will take excursions to the most wonderful places in the Peruvian Andes Mountains, and explore Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas & Machu Picchu. Fulfil the dream that you have had since you were a kid on our Classic Peru Packages when you explore South America’s best destinations, including Cusco, the oldest continuously inhabited city on the continent. If Lima is the center of modern Peru, Cusco is its cultural heart. Peru’s magical Inca civilization called Cusco the most sacred place in all of their Empire.  

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DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE

At the moment you arrive in Lima, a team member of Valencia travel will be waiting for you at the airport and take you, on private transport, to your hotel. Then you will have all day to relax and enjoy the beauty of Lima and its surroundings.

  • Meals Included: Not Included
  • Accommodations: Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

The first stop on our Lima city tour is Huaca Pucllana, a huge archaeological site in Miraflores, one of Lima’s most popular districts. Huaca Pucllana was an important ceremonial and administrative center of the Lima culture, which developed along this part of the Peruvian coast between 200 AD and 700 AD. This sacred place was built from seven staggered platforms surrounded by a plaza and large walls. It’s a very impressive site, and certainly not what you expect to find i...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: San Agustin Paracas. Accommodation in Superior Room with private bath.

Your trip to the Ballestas Islands begins at 8 a.m. when we meet you at the Paracas Terminal or at the Paracas Explorer Office. We’ll then go to the harbor and head out into the Bay of Paracas. It takes about 30 minutes to get out to the islands. 

On the way, we’ll pass by the famous El Candelabro (Candelabra), a large-scale geoglyph built by the Paracas culture around 200 BC. While its exact purpose is unknown, some theories suggest it represents the trident ...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: Casa Andina Standard Nazca. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

Optional - Overflight Nazca Line – Cost $ 85 per person; 

Our Nazca Lines adventure begins when we pick you up from your hotel in Nazca or at the bus terminal. We’ll then head to the small Nazca Aerodrome, where we can board a light aircraft for our magnificent flight over the Nazca Lines. 

The light aircraft have seats that guarantee a good view of the geoglyphs, and each passenger has professional noise-canceling headphones thro...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: Hotel Conquistador. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

After Breakfast, the visit of convent Santa Catalina, you have the opportunity to walk around the white city and its surroundings. The architecture in the historic center is characterized by the prominence of ashlar, the use of which begins in the last third of the s. XVI. This volcanic stone, white or pink exceptionally soft, lightweight, and weatherproof, emerged as a seismic structural solution.

Afterward, Arequipa Gastronomic Experience:

Our gastronomic tour begins...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodations: Hotel Conquistador. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

Day 1 begins early in the morning as we leave the White City of Arequipa and set off along the route to the Colca Valley. It’s a beautiful drive, passing snow-capped volcanoes, rugged pampas, traditional terraced farms and picturesque villages where the old traditional ways of life are still very much alive. 

 

We’ll make a few stops along the way, the first at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, where we can watch innumerable guanacos, alpacas an...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: Casa Andina Standard Colca. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

It’s another early start on Day 2, because there’s so much great stuff to see! First we’ll go to the lookout point known as Cruz del Condor (Cross of the Condor), near the small villages of Maca and Cabanaconde. Here, strong winds rise up from the canyon, providing a favourite spot for Andean condors. They soar on the thermals, often in pairs, normally in the early morning and late afternoon. There’s a good chance you’ll see these huge condors, with their...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: Hotel Royal Inn Puno. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

Our full-day trip begins at around 7 a.m. when we pick you up from your hotel in Puno. We’ll then head down to the port and board our comfortable motor launch to ride out to the island of Taquile. 

Taquile is one of the most beautiful islands in Peru, where the traditional way of life is still very much alive. We’ll meet some of the master weavers of this ancient Andean community, whose textiles are considered among the best in the country. According to legend...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodations: Hotel Royal Inn Puno. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

We will pick you up at 7:10am and take you to the bus station to catch the bus to Cusco. The bus trip is more like a tour - it stops at four interesting sites along the way where you have guided tours:

Pukara: This is the most important and oldest ceremonial center of the altiplano. There are interesting sculptures and tombs. 

La Raya: This is the halfway point between Cusc...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodations: Hotel Augusto Urubamba. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

Our day begins when we pick you up from your hotel, it’s a 1-hour drive to Huilloc. 

Arriving in Huilloc, we’ll be greeted by the friendly locals, and then we’ll begin to see how they have kept their language and customs alive, most immediately evident in the colorful traditional clothes that they wear. This is a cultural immersion experience, and as such you’ll be free to interact with the locals, and choose how you spend your day. You can take pa...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodations: Jaya Hotel. Accommodation in Superior Room with private bath.

To best appreciated Machu Picchu, we’ll wake up early in the morning so we can get to the citadel in good time. You’ll have time for breakfast first, and then your guide will pick you up from the hotel at around 05h40. We’ll then walk to the bus departure point for the short but zigzagging ascent up the road to Machu Picchu. 

We’ll then pass through the gates into the Machu Picchu archaeological site. Here you’ll begin your guided walking tou...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Accommodations: Costa Ramada del Sol. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

Our Cusco city tour begins in the morning, when we’ll first head to the wonderful Koricancha, next door to Santo Domingo Church. According to the chroniclers who wrote during the period directly after the Spanish Conquest, the Koricancha was the most sacred and most important temple in the Inca Empire. Its walls were covered with gold, and life-size statues of plants and animals – all made of pure gold and silver – decorated its rooms and hallways. Sadly, this wealth...

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  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodations: Jose Antonio Hotel. Accommodation in Standard Room with private bath.

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport.


    Important Dates

    Booking window: From September 2021 to December 2021. Travel window: January 2021 to December 15th 2022.


    Fixed Departures

    Only during the following days of the week, within the travel window: Wednesdays and Fridays.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • Accommodation: Jose Antonio Hotel  (2 nights), San Agustin Paracas (1 night), Casa Andina Standard Nazca (1night), Hotel Conquistador (2night), Casa Andina Standard Colca (1night), Hotel Royal Inn Puno (2 nights), Hotel Agustos Urubamba (1 nights), Jaya Hotel (1 night), Costa Ramada del Sol (1nights),  
    • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunch,1 dinner 
    • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lima, Nazca, Paracas, Arequipa, colca, Puno, Uros islands, Sacred valley, Machupicchu  
    • Private or share transportation  
    • All of the entry tickets for the tours on your itinerary 
    • Professional guide who speaks English 
    • Roundtrip train ticket on Expedition service to Aguas Calientes 
    • First aid kit 
    • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu  
    • 24/7 support and emergency line available throughout the itinerary 

    WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

    • Airfare to and from destination 
    • Domestic flights 
    • Minimum medical and emergency evacuation insurance 
    • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance 
    • Evacuation: in the event of a serious medical injury, we will coordinate with your travel insurance company to arrange evacuation 
    • Visas 
    • Any activity not described in What's Included 
    • Meals on your own 
    • Gratuities 
    • Optional excursions 

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