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12 Day Cultural Safari in Peru

Hotel Leon De Oro, La Paz Avenue 930, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Mesmerizing Safari in Peru

Alegria Tours Peru invite you to join this one-of-a-kind tour that will lead you through the most important sightseeing and natural spots of Peru. You will start in Lima, with a city tour, and continue with a complex tour during which you will get to see, among many other focus destinations, the Colca Canyon and Tocrapampa with its beautiful lagoons where different species of birds find their food and the famous flamingo can be spotted.

Key information

  • Minimum group size: 2 persons
  • Children policy: Children of any age are allowed as participants
  • Starting point and ending point: Lima

Highlights

  • Entrance fee included
  • Transportation for a minimum of two passengers
  • Take a Lima city tour to visit El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores, and Larco Mar
  • See the seabirds and sea-lions of Ballestas Islands and the flamingos of Tocrapampa
  • Visit Ballestas Islands, the Huacachina Oasis, the Colca Canyon, and many more
  • Practice sand boarding in Ica with the dune buggies
  • Take a 35-minute flight over the Nazca Lines
  • 11 nights accommodation

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10 activity days
Group size: Minimum of 2 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
00:00
Check-out Time:
00:00

You will be accommodated at different hotels along the way, as follows:

  • Lima: Hotel Leon De Oro or Hotel Ducado
  • Nazca: Hotel Alegria or Hotel Oro Viejo
  • Arequipa: Hotel Conde De Lemos Aqp or Hotel Majestad
  • Chivay: Hotel Pozo Del Cielo or Hotel Colcallaqta
  • Puno: Hotel Conde De Lemos Puno or Hotel Sol Plaza
  • Cusco: Hotel Prisma or Hotel Centenario
  • Machu Picchu: Hotel Inka Town or Hotel Vista Machupicchu

Program

Day 1

Alegria Tours Peru's representative will be waiting for you at Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima to transfer you to your hotel, then, in the afternoon, they will pick you up from your hotel to begin with a city tour in Lima, visiting “El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores, and Larco Mar”. You will enjoy a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, then go back to the hotel.

Day 2

They will pick you up from your hotel in the morning to transfer you to the bus station; you are going to take the Touristic Service bus to Paracas. It takes approximately four hours to get there. When you get to Paracas, there will be a person waiting for you to transfer you to The Paracas Harbor, to visit Ballestas Islands.

Ballestas Islands are spectacular islands with many caves and arches, which provide shelter for thousands of seabirds and sea-lions. Even condors have been known to visit. On the shores, large numbers of sea-lions can be seen and in the water it is possible to spot dolphins and even whales. After visiting the Ballestas Islands, you will transfer to the bus terminal to continue with the tour in Ica.

Upon your arrival in Ica, they will be waiting for you at the bus terminal to transfer you to the The Oasis of Huacachina where you are going to practice sand boarding in Ica with the dune buggies. You will go around the Ica dunes, having fun while practicing sand boarding and you will get the chance to take great pictures of this beautiful landscape. After this tour, you will go back to Huachina Oasis to transfer to the bus terminal for Nazca. In Nazca, they will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.

Day 3

In the morning, after having breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for a Nazca Lines tour. The flight over the Nazca Lines takes 35 minutes in the air during which you will see the following figures: The Astronaut (35 meters), The Monkey (90 meters), The Condor (135 meters), The Hummingbird (97 meters), etc.

Before the flight, you are going to watch an informational video about the different theories of the Lines, one of which being Maria Reiche´s. Maria Reiche studied the lines for more than 50 years and concluded that all these lines and figures are the biggest astronomical calendar. Following them, people could see the summer and winter solstices.

After flying above the Nazca Lines, you are going to transfer to the bus terminal to take the touristic bus to Arequipa. At the bus station in Arequipa, there will be a person waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.

Day 4

In the afternoon, you will begin with a city tour in Arequipa, which will take three hours. You are going to see the beauty of the white city of Arequipa, visiting Santa Catalina Convent, then you will continue with visiting the main square of Arequipa, the portals, and the church of Compañia de Jesus.

Day 5

At 8:00 a.m., you will be picked up from your hotel to begin with the tour of the Colca Canyon considered the deepest in the world. On your way to the Colca Canyon you are going to stop at Pampas Cañahuas to see the Vicuñas in their area.

Then you will continue by visiting Tocrapampa with its migratory birds and its beautiful lagoons where different species of birds find their food and you are going to see the famous flamingos. Continuing with the tour, you are going to stop at Patapampa, the higgest point on the route (4890 m.o.s.l.) from where you can see the volcanoes and The Andes Mountains.

You are going to arrive in Chivay at around 1:00 p.m. and transfer to your selected hotel. You are going to have a free afternoon and the option to visit the hot springs of The Calera.

Day 6

Early in the morning, after having breakfast, your bus is going to take you to the Cruz del Condor. From this tower, you will see the spectacular flight of the condor and the depth of the canyon. After this interesting tour, you are going to take the bus to Puno. Arriving in Puno, you will be transferred to your selected hotel.

Day 7

Early in the morning, you are going to begin the tour of Uros Islands. You are going to find out more about the life of these people, knowing their customs and ancient traditions, and, then, you will continue to Taquile. You are going to see the main square of Taquile, enjoying the beauty of the Titicaca Lake.

After having lunch, you will find out more about the local people. You are going to visit the artisanal market and you´ll see how they create beautiful textiles. After visiting Taquile, you are going to return to Puno.

Day 8

After having breakfast, you are going to transfer from your hotel to the bus station to take the bus from Puno to Cusco and, upon your arrival in Cusco, a representative will be waiting for you at the bus terminal to take you to your selected hotel. You will spend your time at leisure.

Day 9

You will have a free morning to acclimatize and, in the afternoon, you will begin with a city tour, visiting the main square, the cathedral, and the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha, Inca constructions like Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. After this interesting tour, you´ll go back to your hotel.

Day 10

You are going to begin with your tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca, visiting the Pisac Indian Market, continuing with Calca and Urubamaba, to get to the fortress of Ollantaytambo. Then, you will transfer to the train station to get to Aguas Caliente Town.

Day 11

Very early in the morning, you will take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, also known as The Lost City of the Incas. After 30 minutes on the bus, you will get to the majestic city of the Incas, visiting the main square, the circular tower, the sacred solar clock, the royal quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, and the cemetery.

You will also have some free time to go around Machu again. Then, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and then the train to Cusco and transfer to your selected hotel.

Day 12

Transfer to the airport and fly to Lima.

Daily schedule

Day 1

  • 00:00 Arrival at Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in Lima and transfer to the chosen hotel
  • 14:00 City tour
  • Night in Lima

Day 2

  • 03:00 Transfer from your hotel to the bus terminal
  • 03:45 Bus Lima - Paracas
  • 07:30 Arrival in Paracas and transfer to the harbor
  • 08:00 Tour of Ballestas Islands
  • 10:30 Transfer from the harbor to the bus terminal
  • 11:00 Bus Paracas - Ica
  • 12:00 Arrival in Ica and transfer to Huacachina Oasis
  • 16:00 Sand boarding in Huacachina
  • 18:00 Transfer from Huacachina to the bus terminal
  • 19:20 Bus Ica - Nazca
  • 21:30 Arrival in Nazca and transfer to your three-star hotel
  • Night in Nasca

Day 3

  • 08:00 Transfer to the airport
  • 09:00 Flight over the Nazca Lines
  • 12:00 Transfer to the bus terminal
  • 14:30 Bus Nazca - Arequipa
  • 00:30 Arrival in Arequipa and transfer to your three-star hotel
  • Night in Arequipa

Day 4

  • 14:00 City tour in Arequipa
  • Night in Arequipa

Day 5

  • 07:45 Arequipa - Colca (Chivay)
  • 13:00 Arrival in Chivay
  • Free afternoon
  • Night in Chivay

Day 6

  • 07:30 Transfer hotel - Cruz del Cóndor Tower
  • 12:30 Transfer to the bus terminal
  • 13:00 Bus Chivay - Puno
  • 19:30 Arrival in Puno and transfer to your three-star hotel
  • Night in Puno

Day 7

  • 06:30 Full day tour of Los Uros and Taquile Islands
  • 17:00 Transfer back to your three-star hotel
  • Night in Puno

Day 8

  • 07:00 Transfer hotel - bus terminal
  • 08:00 Bus Puno - Cusco
  • 14:30 Arrival in Cusco and transfer to your chosen three-star hotel
  • Free afternoon
  • Night in Cusco

Day 9

  • 09:00 Cusco city tour
  • Night in Cusco

Day 10

  • 08:00 Sacred Valley tour

Day 11

  • 06:00 Machu Picchu tour

Day 12

  • 00:00 Transfer Cusco airport - Lima

Location

What's included

  • Entrance fee
  • Transportation for a minimum of two passengers
  • 11 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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