Peru Classic Tour: August 2019

Peru Classic Tour: August 2019
 
Peru Classic Tour: August 2019

Discovering Machu Picchu with our Peru Classic Tour: August 2019

If you have always dreamt of visiting Peru and getting to know its awsome beauties, the Peru Classic Tour is for you. A 15-day tour that will allow you not only to visit the main places of interest in the country, but also to know its history and the populations that have influenced and that still influence Peru. You will have the opportunity to visit the ancient Inca ruins, from the Sacred Valley to the wonder of the modern world: Machu Picchu. You can sail on Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and see its famous floating islands made of totora reeds. The tour will touch the three main Peruvian cities: Lima, Arequipa and Cusco. Unmissable stops at the Colca Canyon and the Ballestas Islands, also known as the Peruvian Galapagos. Our Peru Classic Tour - Travel to Machu Picchu was put together by our team with great care, choosing best accommodation and restaurants. The best time to visit this wonderful country? August, no doubt! Why not book today the trip that will make your 2019 unforgettable? Here is the detailed tour:

Day 1: Upon arrival in Lima one of our representatives will welcome you and accompany you to the hotel where you can relax after a long journey. The rest of the day will be free.

Day 2: You will visit the city of Lima, also called "City of the Kings". You will have the opportunity to walk along the streets of this ancient colonial town and visit the Larco Museum, which houses a large collection of ceramics dating back to the Peruvian culture. In the afternoon departure for Paracas along the Panamericana.

Day 3: Day dedicated entirely to the town of Paracas. The first stop will be the Ballestas Islands, inhabited by numerous species of marine fauna such as penguins, sea lions, pelicans and many others. Afterwards you will visit the Red Beach, in the Paracas National Reserve, a great tourist attraction.

Day 4: You can admire the famous lines of Nazca from a sighting tower, or decide to fly to see them from above (optional). Afterwards you will visit the Antonini Archaeological Museum and the Chauchilla Cemetery to learn as much as possible about the Peruvian culture since its origins. Late at night departure for the city of Arequipa.

Day 5: Visit the city of Arequipa and its main places of interest. Strall through the streets of the old town, visit the Santa Catalina Monastery but above all you can try the famous Peruvian cuisine.

Day 6: Day dedicated to Peruvian traditions. You will then visit Canteras de Sillar, a stone quarry from which the city takes its name; you will see with your own eyes the art of weaving with the alpaca thread and you will learn how to cook typical and traditional dishes of the Arequipa cuisine. In the afternoon you will have free time for souvenirs.

Day 7: You will visit the second deepest canyon in the world, the Colca Canyon. But before you even arrive, you will explore the Aguada Blanca National Reserve with its breathtaking views and the patures with alpacas and vicuñas. Later arrival in Chivay and you can bathe in the local hot springs.

Day 8: Early morning departure to Cruz del Condor to admire the condors in flight. Small stops on the way to Puno.

Day 9: Visit to the floating islands aboard a boat from the port of Puno. Overnight stay with a family on Amantani island. In the afternoon visit to the Tiwanaku ruins and later you can watch traditional dances.

Day 10: Departure to the island of Taquile where you can admire the craftsmanship and handmade fabrics that made the island famous. This will be a perfect time to buy souvenirs. Lunch based on typical island cuisine.

Day 11: On the way from Puno to Cusco you will be stopping at Pukara, a small pottery town. Another of the stops will be the La Raya mountain pass from where you can admire a wonderful view. The archaeological sites of Raqchi and Andahuaylillas will follow.

Day 12: Day dedicated to visiting different places of interest: Korichanca and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko and Puca Pucara.

Day 13: Visit to Pisaq and the craft markets, later Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. Lunch with typical dishes and in the evening departure by train to Aguas Calientes.

Day 14: The most anticipated day of the tour begins before dawn to admire the sunrise from Machu Picchu. You will learn about the history of the sanctuary thanks to a qualified guide ready to teach you everything you need to know about the famous Inca Citadel. After the visit, return to Ollantaytambo by train and departure for Cusco.

Day 15: Transfer from Cusco to Lima where you will catch your flight back home.