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The Best of the South 11 days

Duration 11 Days
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If what you are looking for is to know the best of the South of Peru, this could be a complete package for you. We have selected the best of each department in the South of the country. Beginning with the tours in the great white city of Arequipa and ending in the great Imperial Cusco city. It will be 11 days of a lot of culture, adventure and beautiful landscapes. Throughout this trip, you will be able to appreciate the best of Arequipa, Puno and Cusco, including the great wonder of the modern world, Machu Picchu. Are they two people? Do not hesitate and book your departure for any date of the year. Keep in mind that you can also make the necessary modifications to the package we detail below.

Itinerary

DAY 1: LIMA 

Upon arrival in Lima, our staff will be waiting to welcome you and take you to your respective hotel located in Miraflores, one of the best areas of Lima.

Double accommodation in hotel.

DAY 2: LIMA – AREQUIPA

At the indicated time, we will have the transfer to the airport

Flight from Lima to the great white city of Arequipa (Not Included)

We will arrive in Arequipa, and we will have a transfer to our hotel located in the city center.

14:00 – 14:30 We will go through the hotels of our clients and then start our tour, we will go to the districts of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara where we will be able to observe wonderful landscapes of the city of Arequipa which in turn are surrounded by the Chachani, Misti and Picchu Picchu volcanoes; its beautiful countryside formed by It’s still preserved pre-Inca terraces and its Chili river. Yanahuara will be the next destination of our tour, in the main square we have the church of the year 1750, the baroque style façade, but the most outstanding are the arches that frame beautiful pictures of the city and where texts have been engraved with the inspiration of the arequipeño.

The Yanahuara neighborhood is also a sample of Colonial Arequipa, it has picturesque narrow streets and houses made of ashlar; After this visit, we will return to the historic center to visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, which is a sample of four centuries of Arequipa architecture, the intrusive cells, the alleyways and the cloisters full of colorful flowers. Visitors will be revived and lost in the path of time. Next, we will visit the Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful in Peru, the Jesuit Church of the Company, which on its beautiful façade announces the so-called mestizo architecture, its cloisters and dome, and as a sample of the colonial mansion style, we will visit the Tristan mansion from the well.

Double accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 3: AREQUIPA – COLCA CANYON

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Our transport will go through the different hotels to start the trip to one of the deepest canyons in the world, taking the Yura highway, bordering the snowy Chachani, we head towards Pampa Cañahuas, which belongs to the National Reserve from Aguada Blanca and Salinas, habitat of the beautiful South American camelids such as vicuñas. In the Toqra bofedales you will be able to appreciate a great variety of migratory birds, among which are the flamingos; you will pass through the crater of an extinct volcano, Chucura; then enjoy a stop at the viewpoint of the volcanoes, which is also the highest area of the road (4,910 m.s.n.m.) from here you will appreciate a large part of the western mountain range.

Approximately 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Arrival in Chivay, here you will enjoy a delicious lunch.

Installation in the hotel

In the afternoon, take advantage of the thermal baths in La Calera whose thermo-medicinal waters oscillate between 35º to 38º Celsius degrees of temperature in the pools. At 7:00 p.m. Optional, a dinner accompanied by a folkloric show. As long as the hotel is located in Chivay.

Double accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 4: COLCA CANYON – PUNO

Early in the morning you will have breakfast at the hotel and then make the excursion to the viewpoint of the Cruz del Cóndor, a strategic point of observation of the canyon and the spectacular flight of the Andean condor. On the return there will be a stop in the towns of Maca and Yanque; that have beautiful colonial churches; as well as in the viewpoints of Antahuilque, Huayrapunko and Peña Blanca, from where you will appreciate the beautiful landscape of the Colca with its impressive terraces.

After lunch, you will be transferred to Puno, in route the transport will have stops in lagoons so that you can appreciate various lagoons and various migratory birds.

Arrival time in Puno at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Double accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 5: PUNO

We will pick you up from the hotel at 06:30 am after breakfast. Then, we will move to the lake port of Puno and we will depart by motorized boat at 07:00 a.m. After 45 minutes of travel we will arrive at the floating islands of the Uros and we will have a 40-50 minute visit to the main islands. The inhabitants of the place will receive us with typical dances and we will be able to appreciate the little reed houses and the handicrafts that they themselves make with fine fabrics. In these handicrafts they represent their customs and various typical animals of the area. Our guide will provide extensive information about Lake Titicaca, the legends of the Uros, their uses, customs and folklore. It will also make visitors aware that the Uros people live from fishing, hunting and gathering, as well as tourism and crafts.

Later, we will continue our journey to Taquile Island, arriving at 11:20 a.m. We will walk for approximately 30 minutes from the port to the town, visiting Taquile for a period of two hours during which we will be able to observe the magnificent fabrics of the community . Then we will walk through its hills and archaeological sites. Upon our arrival we will taste the typical dishes of the area, made from trout and if you wish, a vegetable soup. After a delicious and nutritious lunch, we will leave Taquile at 02:30 a.m., arriving at the lake port of Puno at 05:00 a.m. Then we will transfer you to your respective hotel.

Double accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 6: PUNO – CUSCO

Transfer from the hotel to the bus station.

Tourist bus from Puno to Cusco with visits on the route. The stops are made at the archaeological museum of Pucara, in Sicuani, to enjoy a delicious lunch, we will continue to visit the archaeological site of Racchi and finally the Andahuaylillas temple (The Sistine Chapel of America).

Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel

Double accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 7: CUSCO

Free morning

In the afternoon we will visit the city, we begin the visit with the temple of the Sun called Qorikancha, and 4 archaeological sites near Cusco, such as: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara.

Double accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 8: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

Tour to the Sacred Valley. We will visit the archaeological site of Pisac, we will continue with a buffet lunch in Urubamba and our last stop will be the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo

In the afternoon transfer to the train station, train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.

Double accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 9: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Early in the morning, we will board one of the first buses that goes to Machu Picchu. We will have a guided tour of approximately 2 hours, and then we can return to Aguas Calientes to have lunch and take the return train to Ollantaytambo. Arrival in Ollantaytambo and transfer to the hotel in Cusco.

Double accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 10: CUSCO – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – CUSCO

4:00 – 4:30 a.m., the transport will pass through your hotels located in the downtown area of Cusco. From here you start a trip to the South for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to the restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then we will continue for approximately one more hour to the starting point of the hike. Before the hiking, our guide will provide you with walking sticks and give you the necessary information for such a long-awaited tour. The hike is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to the Rainbow Mountain. It is advisable to be at least two days before in the city of Cusco, this for a correct acclimatization since the trek is not that complicated, but the height makes it a challenge to get there.

After the visit we will return by the same route to where our transport is located, then we will return to the same restaurant to enjoy a pleasant buffet lunch. A moment of relaxation and we will take our transportation back to Cusco. The vehicle will leave you in a place close to the parade ground.

Double accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

DAY 11: CUSCO

Transfer hotel to the airport

End of our services!!!

Included

INCLUDED:

  • All mentioned transfers
  • Double accommodations in 3-star hotels with breakfast.
  • Visit to the city of Arequipa in shared service with guide, transportation and entrance ticekts.
  • Visit to the Colca Canyon in shared service with guide, transportation, entrance tickets and 1 lunch.
  • Shared bus from Chivay to Puno.
  • Uros and Taquile tour in shared service with transportation, guide, entrance tickets and lunch.
  • Visit to the city of Cusco in shared service with transportation, guide and entrance tickets.
  • Visit to the Sacred Valley in shared service with guide, transportation, entrance tickets and lunch.
  • Expedition class train: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Tour to Machu Picchu in shared service with entrance tickets and guide.
  • Bus ticket: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.
  • Tour to the Mountain of Colors in shared service with guide, transportation, entrance tickets, breakfast and lunch.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Things not mentioned in INCLUDED.
  • National Flights (We can quote for you).
  • Tips.
  • Extras.

Recomendations

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • Original passport.
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat.
  • Long sleeve shirts.
  • Long pants.
  • Light shoes or sneakers.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Swimwear.
  • Summer/winter clothing.
  • Hat.
  • Sunglasses and plastic bag.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Reusable or disposable water bottle.
  • Personal medications.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra money.

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REVIEWS

Verónica C
Verónica C
2024-03-28
Excelente experiencia. Volvería a Perú y a contratar a Inca Perú Travel La experiencia con la agencia de turismo fue excelente y el personal es muy atento. Siempre puntuales y cumpliendo con lo pactado. Muy recomendable
Preeti K
Preeti K
2024-03-11
Excellent - keep it going The more that is said about this team is definitely less. Jhon and I had been in touch for the last six months to draw this trip and since then to now when it is in conceptualisation it has been top notch professional with a touch of personal with them checking on my well-being etc. Abel came in once I arrived at Lima and since then has been my support. Guys this is a tour operator must to be considered. Infact I have met so many in Cusco who asked me of my trip details and I have no hesitations in recommending them. Bravo
ivani a
ivani a
2024-03-07
Viagem Fantástica Agência incrível! Guias fantásticos! Em especial John, Abel e José Luiz. Super educados! Muito atenciosos! Tornaram a nossa viagem ainda mais inesquecível! Receba o meu abraço carinhoso ❤️
Andreia L
Andreia L
2024-03-07
Uma inesquecível viagem por Machu Pichu Atendimento personalizado que nos encantaram! Serviços e as recomendações foram incríveis! Sempre muito atentes! Parabéns em especial para Abel, John e José Luís em Cusco!
Caroline d
Caroline d
2024-03-01
Ótimo passeio! Fizemos o passeio para Machu Picchu e tudo foi incrível, nós buscaram no horário combinado no hotel, o carro e motorista eram ótimos. Eles cuidaram de reservar as passagens de trem e ônibus e os ingressos para vista à Machu Picchu e tudo saiu perfeito. O guia da vista também foi excelente, muito atencioso e solicitou, além de ótimo fotografo. Tudo foi impecável!
Andreia S
Andreia S
2024-02-29
Surpreendente Desde o primeiro contato eles foram super atenciosos, montaram meu roteiro do jeito que eu queria e foi tudo pefeito. Cumprem todos os horarios e a atençao dada pelo Abel do inicio ao fim da viagem fez toda a diferença. Com toda certeza indicarei a Inca Peru Travel a todos os meus amigos do Brasil.
Léa B
Léa B
2024-02-28
Merveilleux, foncez ! Que dire à part un grand merci. Nous avons contacté l’agence la veille, ils nous ont répondu directement en nous proposant des expéditions sur mesure selon nos envies et nos disponibilités (2 jours d’expéditions : 1. Vallées sacrés des incas et 2. Machu Picchu). Abel s’est rendu disponible pour nous expliquer tous les détails avant le départ et même pendant les expéditions. Nous avons passé deux jours incroyable, tout était planifié, nous n’avions plus qu’à visiter et s’émerveiller. Le tout pour un prix raisonnable ! Nous recommandons ! (Francais 22 & 26 ans)
Cristiani F
Cristiani F
2024-01-28
Excelente experiência Desde o primeiro contato até o último passeio, a agência foi muito eficiente. Fomos atendidos pelo Abel, que foi sempre muito atencioso, correto e nos ajudou com todos os detalhes da nossa viagem, garantindo que tudo ocorresse perfeitamente. Os guias (Ed, Vilma, Monica, Giovanni) também foram excelentes. Recomendamos muito a agência Inca Peru Travel!
Allen D
Allen D
2024-01-24
Cuzco trip January 2024 Wonderfull The services was great (follow up, assistance, attention to detail, tour guides friendly , etc) I would recommend them. Adventure and satisfaction 100% guarantee
Flávia A
Flávia A
2024-01-18
Encantada Estou encantada com as belezas do Peru e com o atendimento que recebi em todos os locais que fui, a empresa Inca Travel foi excelente na indicacao dos passeios e escolha dos parceiros e guias, estão de parabéns. Estendo meus agradecimentos especiais ao atendente.Abel, Jhon e aos guias que nos acompanharam.

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