Transfer to the Hotel in Lima. We start the City Tour at around 01:00 pm, having a panoramic view of the "Huaca Pucllana", which was a very sacred Inca precinct. Then we are going to visit the Historical Center, San Martin Square, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop Palace, the Municipal Palace, the Cathedral, we will enter the Convent of San Francisco which is a legacy of Art Colonial of all Latin America; after that we will see the main districts of Modern Lima as San Isidro, El Olivar and Miraflores, and its residential, commercial and tourist areas, the panoramic and spectacular view to the Pacific Ocean.
Pick up from the hotel at approximately 2:30 in the morning and transfer to the Bus Terminal. Once we arrive to Paracas, we will take a motorboat excursion and explore the Paracas National Reserve, where we can find a gigantic figure in the sand known as "El Candelabro", colonies of sea lions, Humboldt penguins, coastal birds, rock formations and the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Around 10:30 we will head back to the terminal to take our bus to Ica. Arriving, we take you to the only Oasis in South America known as the "Huacachina". There we can have lunch. In the evening at 9:30 pm we will go to the terminal to take the bus to Nazca where we will sleep.
Optional: relax a bit and take a buggy tour in the dunes around the oasis. If you dare you can try sandboarding also.
After breakfast we will pick you up to take you to visit the enigmatic lines of Nazca which we can observe from a large metal tower (13 meters high)*. Then we will continue to visit the pre-Inca cemetery of Chauchilla (a necropolis of more than 1000 years). We will leave the coast and take our bus to Cusco at 9 p.m
*Optional: flight over the Nazca lines, rates vary according to the season, do not hesitate to contact us.
Transfer to the hotel at around 11am. Short time for rest and have lunch.
In the afternoon at 1pm we will visit the Historic Center of Cusco: its “Plaza de Armas” or main square which was also the center of the Inca Empire, its Cathedral of the colonial period, the Inca Temple of “Qoricancha” or Temple of the Sun; then we are going to visit the complexes of Sacsayhuaman, monument of 3 platforms in a zigzag shape with huge stones; Qenqo, an important and sacred place for Inca’s ceremonies; Pucapucara which was part of defense of Cusco in Spanish conquest times and finally Tambomachay which was possibly considered like the temple of the water, there are aqueducts that run through the terraced rocks; from this place we descend back to the city.
After the breakfast, we start our tour with a bus trip to the colonial village of Pisaq, located 32 km from Cusco, where we will visit its archaeological complex, its famous handicrafts Market here you can buy textiles, handicrafts, jewels, delicious “empanadas” among other souvenirs at an unbeatable price.
We continue our journey for about 45 minutes passing through beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley to reach the town of Urubamba, where we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Then we travel to Ollantaytambo famous for being the only Inca city that is still inhabited, we are going to visit its important archaeological site and then we board the train at Ollantaytambo’s station in order to go to Aguas Calientes. We spend the night here!
After the breakfast, we will take the ascension buses to the citadel of Machu Picchu, arriving, you will have a guided tour for 2 hour approx., we will visit its temples, squares, Andean terraces, palaces, intiwatana or solar clock, its water fountains built on the rock and others places of interest. After the guided tour you can visit the citadel on your own*. At the right time we will descend by bus, arriving at the train station to return to Cusco, transfer to the hotel.
*Optional: Hike up Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (prior booking necessary)
Transfer to the terminal or airport.