Live the Experience of the most outstanding places we have to offer with southern Peru Tour

Why you have to Book this Tour?

This travel program Southern Peru Tour brings you to an astounding list of highlights we have in the south of Peru, and you can see all of them in 20 days’ journey.

Choosing this tour, you will not only be enjoying the wonders that this tour offers you, but you will also be supporting the sustainability and the economic improvement of the farmers living in high Andean communities of Peru. Because part of our profits is destined to support our nonprofit projects Colours of Peru, this project supports building rustic houses in the Andes of Cusco. Travelers who wish to visit one of the projects, choose your community and ask your Travel Advisor to add 1 or 2 days to your initial itinerary.

In this Tour program we will take you through the following destinations:

* In Lima: We will take you to a local market to show you the various products that we have in Peru, then accompanied by a Professional chef you will learn how to prepare your own Peruvian food then accompanied by a Professional chef you will learn how to prepare your own Peruvian food in your cooking class tour, like Causa Rellena, Ceviche, Lomo Saltado, and Picarones.

* In Paracas: You will enjoy the visit to the National Park of Paracas, one of Protected Natural Areas Peru has on the coast.

* In Ica: You will have an unforgettable walking Experience to Laguna Moron in the middle of the Peruvian desert, then Wine & Pisco tasting in one of the top brands of vineyards we have in Peru.

* In Nazca: You will discover the mysterious Nazca Lines in a 40-minute overflight, then with a Private van you will visit Chauchilla Cemetery.

* In Arequipa: You will have your own Exploration

* In Colca Canyon: You will visit one of the deepest canyons that exist in the World at 0.6 miles in depth, In Cruz del Condor, keep on the eye, here you will appreciate the flight of Andean Condors, one of the largest birds of prey in the world.

* In Titicaca Lake: you will witness the traditional local living experience, here you will interact with farmers in Luquina Community, next day enjoy your visit to Titicaca lake through a kayaking tour.

* In Cusco: Walkthrough its narrow streets built with Inca stones at the base and with colonial balconies, a living museum. Today on your own.

* In the Sacred Valley: We will take you to the Ancient town of Pisac and ruins, Stunning agricultural experimental center of Moray, Salineras (salt mines) in Maras Town, the Impressive Ollantaytambo Inca Site.

* In Machu Picchu: Witness the glory of ancient Peru in Machu Picchu in the company of your expert local Guide

* In The Amazon: Learn the secrets of the Amazon Jungle from a local guide during your 4 days journey, you will visit, Parrot Clay Lick, Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake, Cocococha Oxbow Lake.

Itinerary:

  • Day1 - International Arrival in Lima

    On your landing in Lima, you will be welcomed by our staff with a sign of Go Get Peru and your name, then you will be escorted to your hotel located in Miraflores district; today no planned activities. If you arrive in the morning use the rest of the day to walk through Miraflores, we recommend walk by Larcomar and enjoy the view to the Pacific Ocean, then by Parque del Amor. Overnight in Lima Hotel.

    • Hotel: In Lima - Casa Wayra Miraflores hotel or similar
    • Meals Included: None
  • Day2 - Peruvian Cuisine Experience: Visit Traditional Market – Cooking Lessons

    Breakfast at the selected Hotel, our staff will pick you up from your hotel around 08:30 am, today we will start with a guided visit to one of Lima´s local market in order to learn about the variety of products and ingredients we have in Peru, then your trip experience continues with the cooking class directed by our specialized chef. This class can be done vegetarian and vegan on request.

    Course one: CAUSA RELLENA - Mashed potatoes with lime and mild chili paste stuffed with chicken and avocado.

    Course two: CEVICHE - Cured fish salad with corn and sweet potatoes.

    Course tree: LOMO SALTADO - Sauteed beef, onion, and tomatoes with rice and yellow potato fries.

    Course four: PICARONES - Fried pumpkin - sweet potato dough with molasses.

    After enjoying your lunch, you will return to your hotel on your own, the restaurant is located just a few blocks away from your hotel. Afternoon free on your own exploration or just relax.

    • Hotel: In Lima - Casa Wayra Miraflores hotel or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel, Lunch
  • Day3 - Lima – National Reserve of Paracas Tour

    Breakfast at the selected hotel, we continue our journey to Paracas, our staff will pass by your hotel at 06:00 am, then 4 hours by comfortable bus through the Panamericana highway we will arrive in Paracas. Assistance by our staff and transfer to the hotel. After lunch in the company of your guide, you'll head for the National Reserve of Paracas, you will first visit the Interpretation Center of the Paracas National Reserve to have a better knowledge about the importance of this Natural Protected Area for biodiversity and national history. Our private van will cross part of the desert, where we will appreciate gigantic cliffs, natural rock formations, your private guide will continue to playa Yumaque y Playa Roja, here you will be surprised by the Playa Roja by its natural reddish sands.

    • Hotel: In Paracas - San Agustin Paracas hotel or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel
  • Day4 - Laguna Moron – Vineyard of Tacama – Huacachina

    Today we will continue exploring the Peruvian desert, at 08:00 am our private van will be ready to pick up, then the exploration starts with 50 minutes driving from your Hotel to reach this amazing Oasis in the middle of the desert, this is one of the most beautiful short hiking experience on the Peruvian desert, now you have reached this paradise in the middle of the desert, enjoy the scenery, you can walk to the top of the mountain to appreciate the endless sand desert, if you are looking for unique experience with fewer people, this is the perfect place for you, the tour last around 2 hours. Then the next destination is waiting for you, The Winery of Tacama. Our private vehicle will take you to the Vineyard of Tambo de Tacama where we will have an extensive explanation of the Wine and Pisco elaboration by hand with its respective Wine and Pisco tasting. Here you can organize your lunch at Tacama restaurant. Free time to walk around before continuing to Ica, our private vehicle will be ready to take us to Ica town, then Huacachina, place where you will spend the night.

    • Hotel: In Huacachina Oasis - El Huacachinero hotel or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel
  • Day5 - Bus Ica to Nazca – Fly-over the Nazca lines – Night bus to Arequipa

    Breakfast at the hotel, your assistant will be ready in the hotel at 08:30 am, escort to the bus station, comfortable bus to Nazca (journey approx. 2 ½ hours), once you reach Nazca town, our representative will be waiting for you and escort you to Nazca airport for your fly-over the Nazca lines. You will witness figures like the monkey along with a spider. All these figures hold symbolic value in the Nazca culture. The fingers of the monkey quantify the drought faced by the locals every year and the spider is supposed to be symbolic of water and fertility. After lunch, you will visit the Chauchilla cemetery. You can see skeletons, skulls, tombs in good condition with more than a thousand years old, long braids of human hair, and mummified bodies of children in perfect condition, which belonged to the Nazca culture. In the evening at around 10 pm you will continue your journey by comfortable bus to Arequipa. After 9 hours journey, you will reach Arequipa city.

    • Overnight: In comfortable night bus to Arequipa
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel
  • Day6 - Arrival by bus to Arequipa – Free day

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    Upon arrival at Arequipa, our staff will escort you to your hotel, breakfast in the hotel. You will have the freedom to explore the city on your own.

    We really recommend have a walk through the colonial center, like Santa Catalina a past colonial building, then short 30 minutes walking to reach Yanahuara neighborhood here you will have a sensational view of Arequipa and its volcano Misti.

    • Hotel: In Arequipa - Casa de Avila hotel or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel
  • Day7 - Colca Canyon Tour: Arequipa - Chivay with Overnight

    Today after breakfast at the hotel we set out Colca Canyon Excursion by Chivay village. Feast your eyes on the magnificent views of the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes as you draw near National Reserve of “Pampa Cañahuas”. Upon reaching the reserve you can witness the wild Vicuñas, Llamas and Alpacas in their natural habitat. Our exploration continues to wasi (3800m/12460ft) where you will take pleasure in the natural rock formations with the Misti and Chachani volcanoes behind you. We will ascend further to a mountainous and splendid 4500m/14,760ft. height, passing “Tocra” on the way. The “highlight” of the tour will be “Pata Pampa” where you will stand at 4820m/15,810ft. Approaching the Chivay town (3651m/11,978ft.), you will be amazed at Colca Valley’s multicolored terraces. After lunch optional visit to La Calera hot springs, or just relax in your hotel.

    • Hotel: In Chivay - Yanque Valley - Casona Plaza Ecolo Lodge or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch
  • Day8 - Chivay – Colca Valley – Condor Cross – Bus to Puno

    The second day in Colca, after breakfast we will drive to Cross of the Condor, where you can see the largest Andean flying condors (largest in the western hemisphere). Then we will move on to visit Colca Valley in Cruz del Cóndor. This is the second deepest canyon on earth. Along the way back to Chivay we will have the chance to see the town of Pinchollo; as well as the “Antahuilque watching point” to view a marvelous terrace built 1500 years ago by the Collagua civilization. Another stopover will be at viewpoints “Choquetico” and “Tumbas colgantes” which means ‘hanging tombs’. Our tour will progress with visits to the towns of Maca (shaken by an earthquake in 1991) and Yanque where you can see the most beautiful church of the valley. After arriving in Chivay again you can enjoy a hearty lunch at a local eatery. After we will take the bus to Puno journey will take around 6 hours. Upon arrival, reception, and transfer to your Hotel.

    • Hotel: In Puno - Casona Plaza Puno or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch
  • Day9 - Puno – Taquile Island – Lunch – Luquina community Homestay

    Pick up from your hotel at around 07:00 am, we depart early by motorboat. Only 30 minutes ride we will reach Uros Floating Islands, an ancient people living on a series of artificial islands made from totora reed that grows in the lake itself. They are made by weaving the totora to form a natural mat, where the reeds grow the thickest. They build their homes on top and cook in the open air to prevent fires. After an hour you will continue to the island of Taquile, along the way, we will have some Aymara language lessons & more. We will arrive at this unique place in the most secluded section of the island. Apart from it being the least visited sector of Taquile Island, there is also a pristine sandy beach to enjoy. We will have at least 3 hours to explore this paradise including a 1-hour soft and gradual hike along a pre-Inca pathway with breathtaking landscapes. while members of the community show us their dances, textiles and other unique cultural expressions. Once we arrive the members of the community of Taquile will show us their dances, textiles and other unique cultural expressions, then we will continue to Luquina to enjoy our organic Lunch (Pachamanca the traditional food of the island). Then one of the members of the family in Luquina will escort you to the family house where you will spend the night, there we are welcomed by the friendly inhabitants and accommodated in a local family homestay. Take some time to learn about the local culture and in the late afternoon, there is an optional hike to the top of a nearby hill for an unforgettable Titicaca sunset. After dinner enjoys a small celebration with traditional music and dances. Overnight at the Homestay; It has basic but comfortable facilities, good mattresses, blankets & sheets, sheets, clean toilet.

    • Overnight: In Liquina Community - Family house
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel, Lunch, Dinner with the family
  • Day10 - Kayaking in Luquina – Lunch – Puno

    After having breakfast at your family house, at around 9 am we will start walking to the base camp, at around 9:30 am we will begin with the security briefing and basic paddling instructions and help us the get on properly the kayak gear, flotation device, etc. Then we start paddling towards the tip of the Peninsula of Chucuito, from here it is possible to distinguish the high Bolivian snow-capped mountains at the other side of the Lake. Enjoying the cool lake breeze we continue paddling and at 11:30 am. reach a pristine sandy beach at the community of Karina. short break to enjoy the spectacular views. Then we start paddling again back to our base camp of Luquina, finally, we will walk to the family house, where the family will be waiting for us with a delicious lunch, later on, the boat will pass to pick you up and return back to Puno.

    • Hotel: In Puno - Casona Plaza Puno or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast with the family, Lunch
  • Day11 - Bus Puno to Cusco with Guided Tour

    Breakfast in the hotel and private transfer to the bus station, bus departs Puno at 07:00 am, then enjoy the landscape while traveling by bus to Cusco. Along the way, you will stop in la Raya to take a short break, and enjoy the view to the snow mountain, and also we will stop in Sicuani town for our lunch in a local restaurant. Two more interesting places to visit still await us on this trip to Cusco, we visit Raqchi the Wiracocha Temple and have the guided tour, then Andahuaylillas chapel, known as the Sistine Chapel of América, finally at around 5: pm arrival to Cusco and private transfer to your hotel.

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch
  • Day12 - Free day in Cusco on your own

    classic cusco city tour

    Today after breakfast in your hotel you can visit the neighborhood of San Blas, with its artisans.

    There are other interesting places that you should not miss.

    *The Cathedral of Cusco, the first Catholic church ordered to build on 1559

    *The Temple of the Sun (known as Koricancha) on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built.

    *San Pedro local fruit market: Interact with the local vendors, colorful fabrics, flower vendors and shaman stalls; see the real life of the townsfolk.

    * Walk to Sacsayhuaman fortress, from where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman boasts impressive Incan design and artwork with massive stones over 9 meters (30 feet) tall and weighing up to 125 tons.

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel
  • Day13 - Super Sacred Valley: Pisac, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

    Pick up at 7:30 a.m. Then you will continue to the picturesque town of Pisac, in about 50 minutes driven we will arrive in this town, short ride 25 more minutes up to Pisac archeological site. Here you will participate in the guided tour, visiting all its holy places including terraces, aqueducts, paths that are associated with walls and gates, water channels, cemeteries, bridges, etc. After we will continue to Pisac local Market where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals. From there, you'll head to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops. Then you will start your descent into a gorge where terraces, this time holding salt deposits, are visible. These salt terraces have been uninterruptedly in use since Pre Inca times. Your next destinations will be the remains of Ollantaytambo Fortress and the Temple of the Sun, a mysteriously built structure with a massive 12 foot (3.5m) tall stones. In the afternoon we will take the train to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town.

    • Hotel: In Aguas Calientes - Flowers House hotel or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch
  • Day14 - Machu Picchu Tour – Back to Cusco

    Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, and you will participate in a guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the most important preserved Intihuatana, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows.

    Optional climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain; from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more, amazing being high and distant (not included in the price): In the afternoon you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for the train ride to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo station, private transfer to Cusco.

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel
  • Day15 - Free day in Cusco to relax before heat to the Amazon Rainforest

    Full day in Cusco to take a leisurely walk around the ancient capital of the Incas, today will be the last option to buy souvenirs made of Alpaca fiber, time for shopping.

    • Hotel: In Cusco - El Balcon or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the hotel
  • Day16 - Flight to Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata Lodge

    Breakfast in the hotel; transfer to Cusco airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado; upon arrival, reception by an English speaking guide and transfer to the office in Puerto Maldonado, here you can store your extra luggage, then on your return, you can be picked up. The transport will be ready to take you to the port, one hour along a dirt road to Puerto Nuevo (Port) in the Native Community of Infierno from where we board our boat one and a half hour along the Tambopata River to reach the lodge. The lodge is located inside the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve and Bahuaja Sonene National Park. Along the journey by boat, you have the opportunity to appreciate the flora along the Riverbank made up principally of cañabravales, cecropias, focus, as well as the fauna such as birds.

    Once in our Lodge, you’ll be received by the administrator and your guide will indicate the best ways for you to enjoy your stay, later showing you the different areas of the lodge. After lunch, the guide will lead you on a walk to observe the flora and fauna in the vicinity of the lodge. After dinner, the guide will give you a more detailed talk describing the programmed activities.

    • Overnight: In the Amazon Lodge
    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day17 - Parrot Clay Lick - Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake

    Breakfast; leave early in the morning by boat to observe the activity of the birds (psitácidos, macaws, parrots, and parraquits). The “La Torre” clay lick is similar to the rest of the salt licks along the Tambopata River, comprising of an embankment on the side of the river with a height of 4m and a length of 20m. Then visit Native Community Farm; where you will have the opportunity to learn about farming directly from a local farmer and will get an introduction to the various exotic fruits of the Amazon such as copazú, arazá, pijuayo, and yuca, as well as species such as el pajillo y Sacha cilantro. In the afternoon downriver for 15 minutes to start a 45-minute walk to reach the Tres Chimbadas Lake. On the lake we will board a traditional catamarán which functions with oars, allowing us to travel around the lake. This lake is home to a family of Giant River Otters which means we frequently get the chance to observe them. There will also be a demonstration of the traditional fishing methods during which you may get the chance to see the famous piranha fish.

    • Overnight: In the Amazon Lodge
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day18 - Cocococha Oxbow Lake

    Breakfast; Cocococha Lake is found inside the Tambopata National Reserve, and occupies an area of 60 hectares. If you put together the beautiful landscape, the high biodiversity in the area and the isolation of the lake, it is certain that the lake represents an important habitat for many species. Thus providing valuable food sources and allowing for the reproduction of various endangered species, many of which are emblems of the Amazon such as the macaws (ara sp), the black caiman, (Melanosuchus Níger) and the giant river otter (Pteronura brasilensis). At dusk accompanied by your guide where you will have the chance to enjoy the night time noises, a storm or the southern constellations such as the scorpion, and the Southern cross. We will take a reflector with us in the boat just in case we come across the night time activity of the caiman, capybaras, chotacabras in the River Tambopata.

    • Overnight: In the Amazon Lodge
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day19 - Departure from Lodge – Flight to Lima

    Breakfast at lodge; transfer by boat – Lodge to Tambopata River port then to Puerto Maldonado, we retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Upon arrival in Lima, assistance, and transfer to your hotel in Miraflores.

    • Hotel: In Lima - Casa Wayra Miraflores or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast
  • Day20 - Departure from Lima - Connect at International Flight

    After breakfast in the hotel, at the scheduled time, pick up and transfer to the Airport. Adios Peru!

    • Meals Included: Breakfast in thehotel

DO YOU WANT TO CHOOSE OTHER HOTELS? or YOU WANT TO CUSTOMIZE MORE YOUR ITINERARY? Feel free to contact one of our expert travel designers, all our Itineraries are 100% customizable.



Whats included

  • Excursions

    Lima Cooking class

    Nacional Park of Paracas

    Tacama vineyard experience

    Flight over Nazca Lines

    Colca Canyon Tour 2 days

    Titicaca local lining and Kayaking

    Journey Puno to Cusco by Bus

    Super Sacred Valley (Pisa, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo)

    Machu Picchu guided Tour

    Puerto Maldonado Amazon Rainforest 4 days

  • Tickets

    All Entry tickets to sightseeing sides are included

    Entry ticket to Nacional park of Paracas

    Tax ticket for the flight-ever the Nazca Lines

    Ticket to access Chauchilla cemetery

    Entry ticket for Colca Canyon

    Entry ticket for Titicaca

    Boleto Turistico to visit Pisac, Moray, Ollantaytambo

    Entry ticket for Salineras

    Entry Ticket to Machu Picchu Inca site

    Entry ticket to accessing to Puerto Maldonado Tambopata

    NOTE: The Boleto Turistico is only to cover the Sacred Valley, not for other sites around Cusco.

  • Transportation

    All Transfers and assistance Lima

    All transfers and assistance in Paracas

    All transfers and assistance in Ica

    All transfers and assistance in Paracas

    All Transfers and assistance in Arequipa

    Comfortable bus for Colca Canyon Tour

    Comfortable bus from Chivay to Puno

    Comfortable motorboat transport during your Titicaca Tour

    All Transfers and assistance in Puno

    High Quality single and tandem kayaks

    Comfortable bus from Puno to Cusco

    All Transfers and assistance in Cusco

    Private van for Sacred Valley Tour

    Comfortable tourist train from Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (round trip)

    Bus from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (round trip)

    Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco hotel

    All transfers and assistance in Puerto Maldonado

    Boat transport in the Tambopata Amazon Tour

  • Others

    Meals according mentioned in the itinerary

    Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions

    24-hour support by our local staff

Not included

  • Additional tickets

    Ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain

    Ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain

    Boleto Turistico to visit around Cusco

  • Insurance

    No cover Travel Insurance during this tour

  • Others

    Internal flights within this Exciting Peru Experience Tour

    Personal items, pre & post-tour accommodation, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, and any extras

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