South Peru in 18 days, the most popular – individual package

18 days

18 days

Cusco

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Overview

South Peru in 18 days, our most popular tour!

Individual tour with hotels transports and excursions included

From Lima to —Lima

You can choose this tour by selecting the following 3 options

1 Budget tour : in hostals; local transport / excursions in international group

2 Classic tour: at 3* hotels; mix local transport – private / mix private excursions – intenational group

3 Luxe tour: at 4* hotels; most of the time private transport / private excursions/ included entrance fees.

This program is only an example, we can make programs accommodate all your needs !!!

HOW DO WE WORK?

In our packet, you will travel all by yourself. Destiny  Peru tours  take care of you; we reserve all your hotels transfers and transport. When you arrive in Peru you will find in your first hotel, an envelop with the information of all the vouchers, buses and excursions. You will do excursions in International groups with English speaking guides.

DAY 01

DAY 02

DAY 03

DAY 04

DAY 05

  • Arrival Lima
  • Hotel Lima
  • City tour Lima
  • Hotel Lima
  • Lima – Paracas
  • Hotel Paracas
  • Ballestas tour island
  • Paracas – Nasca
  • Hotel Nasca.
  • Overflight in Nasca Lines
  • Chauchilla tour
  • Nasca – Arequipa

DAY 06

DAY 07

DAY 08

DAY 09

DAY 10

  • Free day in Arequipa
  • Rafting, reality tour, mountain bike, city tour
  • Food (OPTIONAL)
  • Colca Conventional Tour
  • Hotel in Colca
  • Colca – Puno
  • Hotel Puno
  • Visit Uros and Amantani Island
  • Overnight in Amantani island

DAY 11

DAY 12

DAY 13

DAY 14

DAY 15

  • Visit Taquile island
  • Hotel in Puno.
  • Puno – Cusco
  • Hotel Cusco
  • City Tour in Cusco
  • Hotel Cusco
  • Sacred valley tour
  • Hotel in Sacred Valley
  • Maras Moray Tour.
  • Hotel Aguas in Machupicchu town.

DAY 16

DAY 17

DAY 18

  • Machupicchu Tour .
  • Machupicchu town – Cusco.
  • Hotel Cusco
  • Rafting / Free day
  • Hotel Cusco
  • Transfer out

 

Itinerary

DAY 01: LIMA

You will arrive at the airport in Lima. Someone from Destiny Peru Tours will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your first hotel in Lima or Miraflores.

INCLUDED:

  • Transfer
  • Hotel and Hostal in Lima

DAY 02 : LIMA

It will be your first day  in Lima and today you will have a half day city tour. The tour begins with a visit to the historical downtown of Lima, also known as “the City of the Kings”. The stops include the Main Square of Lima, upon which lays the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and the City Hall. Next on the itinerary, is a visit to the Santo Domingo Convent. You can also drive through Miraflores and San Isidro. In the afternoon you can visit the Colonial Barranco, Museo National de Arqueologia in Pueblo Libre or Larco Museo” the best museum in Peru” by yourself. You can also walk at the seafront in Miraflores. The city tour will include an english speaking guide. It will take 3 hours. The tour starts and finishes in your hotel.

INCLUDED:

  • City tour in Lima (Hostal group 3*+4* Private)
  • Hotel and hostel in Lima

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance fee
  • Meals

DAY 03: PISCO PARACAS

At around 7 am or 1.30 pm you will take the luxury Crus del Sur bus to Paracas. It’s about a 4 hour drive. Your hotel is close to the harbor. You can walk on the boulevard and eat the delicious fresh fish. Your hotel has a  swimming pool.

INCLUDED:

  • Transfer in Lima
  • Bus tickets to Pisco ( 4* private)
  • Hostal and hotel in Paracas

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals

DAY 04: BALLESTAS / NASCA

This morning at around 8 am, you will go by speedboat to the Ballestas Islands. Paracas is known for its extraordinary marine wildlife and wonderful natural setting. You will get to enjoy a boat tour, lasting approximately 2 hours around the Ballestas Islands, where you can observe countless species, including the world’s largest sea lion colony. You can also view seals, penguins, turtles, albatrosses, pelicans, birds, and seagulls. After this excursion as an option, you can visit  the National Reserve of  Paracas. Then you take the bus or private transport for about 3 hours to Nasca. Hotel with swimmingpool in Nazca:

if you like, you can go by a private car with some stops (we recommend this so you can also do the sand buggy tour in Huacachina  and go to local Pisco bruery)

INCLUDED:

  • Ballestas Islands tour
  • Bus tickets to Nasca ( 4* private)
  • Hostel and Hotel with swimming pool

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Food, pier tax
  • Paracas Reserve tour

DAY 05: NAZCA AND NAZCALINES

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for your journey to the mysterious Nazca Lines! You’ll board a small aircraft. During your adventure, you’ll see first hand several famous line figures, including the spider, monkey, astronaut, flamingo, parrot & condor among many others. Why were these figures created? Do they have an astrological or religious purposes? After your flight, you’ll visit Chauchilla. The area is named after the Nazca civilization that flourished there between 300BC and 800AD. It consists of a pre-Inca cemetery located 28km South of Nazca. The cemetery has exhibits of some  well-preserved mummies, textiles and other artifacts, saved from decay over the centuries by the dry desert conditions. At night you can take the luxury night bus for 10 h to Arequipa. The bus leaves at 10 PM.

INCLUDED:

  • Flight over Nasca lines 30 min
  • Tour Chauchilla
  • Transfer
  • Bus Crusero to Arequipa ( 4* in business)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance fee 10 soles
  • Airport tax 25 soles
  • Food

Optional: If you don’t like nightbus you can take a daybus.

 DAY 06 : AREQUIPA

You will arrive in Arequipa early in the morning, the white city and its famous historic downtown. From there you will visit the Plaza de Armas, the Church of the Company and the Church of San Francisco. The highlight of Arequipa is the 16th century Santa Catalina Convent. This beautiful complex of plazas and buildings is remarkably intact and remained closed to the outside world until 1970. You’ll also get to visit the star of Arequipa “The Mummy Juanita “. In the evening you may choose to dine at one of Arequipa’s many fine restaurants. Try the amazing alpacca steak!

INCLUDED:

  • Transfer
  • Hotel and hostel in Arequipa

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Food
  • Excursion

 DAY 07: AREQUIPA

On the free day in Arequipa you will get to relax or drink a cup of coffee on one of the nice balconies on the Plaza de Armas, or as option, you can go rafting on Chili river, a great adventure or you can take the Campina tour with viewpoints over or the reality tour. Here you visit the local market, the silar stone works and you can see how the poor Peruvian people survive! Or cycle down volcanoes….

This day is perfect to get used to the altitude! Hotel Arequipa.

INCLUDED:

Hotel and hostal

NOT INCLUDED:

Excursions: rafting, reality tour, mountain bike, city tour

Food

 DAY 08: COLCA 02 DAYS / 01 NIGHT

After breakfast you’ll be picked up for your journey to the Colca Canyon. It’s a scenic route 165 km from the city of Arequipa. You’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes as you climb towards the Canahuas National Reserve. Along the way, you will pass through Pampas Cañahuas, a plain in the midst of the Aguada Blanca y Salinas National Reserve. On the way you’ll stop at 3800m to drink some coca tea to counteract the effects of altitude sickness. As you climb further up onto the Altiplano, you’ll begin to spot wild vicunas, llamas and guanacos as well as some interesting birdlife on the lakes. After reaching the highest point at about 4800m, you’ll descend a little to the town of Chivay. The Colca Canyon is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, although its incline is much more gradual. Here we stop for lunch. After we bring our luggage to the hotel, in the afternoon we will go to the nearby hot springs: La Calera. It’s a 1 night hotel  in the small village Chivay.

INCLUDED:

  • 02 days tour in international group (4* Private)
  • Hotel and hostal in Colca Canyon

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance fee 70 soles ( included in 4*)
  • Entrance fee hot springs 15 soles
  • Food

DAY 09: COLCA – PUNO

This morning you will have an early breakfast at your hotel and set out to the Cruz del Condor lookout point, 60 Km from Chivay, for spectacular views across the canyon. We are looking for the world’s largest bird, the majestic Andean condor, gliding on the thermals that rise up through the canyon. Be sure to bring your camera! Upon returning to Chivay you’ll make various stops, firstly at the traditional town of Pinchollo with its 1500 year old stone terraces, and later at the Choqetico view point and the Andean town of Maca. Around 1.30 PM we will take the good tourist bus for a 6 hours journey to Puno over the altiplano. The last part of the day is the drive to Puno. Accommodations for the night in Puno:

Optional 1: You can take the 3 day Colca canyon tour, then you walk down in the canyon, you sleep at an oasis, next morning you start the early climb to Cabanaconde, from where we will take the local bus back to Chivay and up to Puno

Opcional 2: You can take a private car and guide for 1 1/2 day or for 2 days

INCLUDED:

  • Hostal or hotel in Puno
  • Shared bus to Puno at 1.30 PM ( 4* in private)
  • Transfer in Puno

NOT INCLUDED:

  • 03 day trekking
  • Food

DAY 10: AMANTANI

Today you will visit the incredible Lake Titicaca, situated some 3800m above sea level and covering an area of over 8000 square kilometers. You’ll begin your tour by visiting the fascinating Uros islands, home to the descendants of the pre-Inca Urus people, who continue to live on the floating islands, which are constructed by totoro reeds that grow around the lake. It is said that, when seen from above, the lake looks like a Puma hunting a rabbit. Uros is comprised of about 40 islands, but the total number varies over time. Then we will go to Amantania island. You will sleep on the island with a local family; basic but a nice adventure! They will treat you as their own children, in the evening you sing and dance with the whole village in local clothes. This option provides a great opportunity to interact with the warm and hospitable islanders and to learn about their daily lives. We will leave in Puno with our big luggage travel with a day pack.

INCLUDED:

  • Transfer
  • Boat tour in shared service
  • Family stay with food ( basic)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Present for the family

 DAY 11: PUNO

After breakfast, we will leave our local family and go to Taquile Island, another beautiful destination. The island still bears vestiges of a pre-Incan past. There are Ayamara Indians. The intricate and brightly-colored textiles produced here reflect the inhabitants’ Andean beliefs, myths, and ways of life. After a short but steep climb to the main village you’ll enjoy lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the island and finding out about its people. The islanders are known for the beautiful textiles and garments that they produce, and interestingly, the knitting of these garments is done exclusively by men.  Afterward you’ll take a boat back to the Puno hotel.

INCLUDED:

  • Taquile tour
  • Hotel in Puno

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch and dinner

DAY 12: CUSCO

After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the bus station for your journey to Cusco. During this journey you will enjoy spectacular views of beautiful landscapes  of the the Andes. We will take the direct bus for about 6 h. Upon arriving to Cusco, you will be welcomed by Destiny Peru Tours.  In the evening there are many excellent restaurants to choose in Cusco.

Opcional:

You can take the bus with stops at La Raya Pass,  the Incan archeological site of Raqchi, renowned for its massive temple built for god Viracocha. Next on the itinerary is a stop at the village of Andahuayllas, where you will see an actual architectural masterpiece: its main church, built in the 17th century, whose finely painted interior walls will astound you.

Also opcional, its possible to take the amazing train ride andean explorer Puno to Cusco.

Accommodations in Cuzco.

INCLUDED:

  • Transfers
  • Direct Bus to Cusco (in 4* bus stops, lunch and guide + entrance)
  • Hostal and hotel in Cusco

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Bus stops, guide and meals +Entrance fees

DAY 13: CUSCO

Cusco is where you can do many things this day, you can even sleep longer. Your afternoon tour in Cusco will begin with a visit to the impressive Colonial Cathedral, home to finely carved wooden art pieces and impressive altars, followed by a guided tour of the Korikancha (Temple of the Sun). Later at the outskirts of Cusco for a tour of the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, you’ll get to see the Incan fort that guarded the Imperial city. After this afternoon excursion you’ll be taken back to your hotel to relax for the evening. Accommodations in Cuzco.

INCLUDED:

  • Hotel and hostal Cusco
  • City tour 1/2 day in international group with audio phone (4* private, entrance included)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance fees (Cusco visitor ticket 130 soles)( included in 4*)
  • Other entrance fees
  • Meals

DAY 14: SACRED VALLEY

Today we will visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is divided by the Urubamba River and protected by towering mountains, like Veronica, Chicon, and Pitusiray, all above 5000 meters . Your first stop is visiting the local market in a small village of Pisac. After lunch you’ll spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the impressive Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo town and ceremonial center, an important archeological site and an Inca stronghold during the Spanish conquest. We sleep in the sacred valley.

INCLUDED:

  • Sacred Valley tour in internacional group (4* private)
  • Hotel – Hostal in the sacred valley

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Food
  • Cusco visitor ticket ( included in 4*)
  • opcional Vistadome train
  • opcional Private tour (recomended)

DAY 15: MARAS + MORAY + AQUAS CALIENTES

After breakfast, you will be picked up for your next  Sacred Valley adventure  to Maras, a typical Peruvian Andean village near the Maras salt mines. It’s a scenic journey with spectacular views of the snowcapped  mountains. You will visit the ruins of Moray, a series of ancient agricultural terraces laid out in concentric circles. These terraces were built by the Incas and used to test and produce seeds for the empire’s principal crops of maize and potato. The site and science of ancient Inca agriculture is inspiring. Later you will leave for Maras to watch the locals pan the salt mines. The tour last a half day. In the afternoon or evening we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, the village close to Machu Picchu, much warmer than Cusco. We are at the  border of the jungle. Hotel / hostal in Agua Calientes.

INCLUDED:

  • Maras + Moray tour in internat group ( 4* private)
  • Expedition train to Aguas Calientes (4* vistadom)
  • Hostal and hotel in Aguas Calientes

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance fees
  • Food

DAY 16: MACHU PICCHU

Today we will leave early on sunrise to the Machu Picchu ruins. You will start with a guided tour of the ruins for 2 h, in which you will learn all about the origins of this archeological wonder with some free time to explore on your own. Your return train through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Cusco will depart in the afternoon and arrive in the evening. hotel in Cusco

Optional: You can take the train to Ollantaytambo  and sleep 1 night in the Sacred Valley

INCLUDED:

  • Bus to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • 2 h English speaking guide in group with audio phone (4* private)
  • Bus down
  • Train to Cusco or Ollantaytambo
  • Hotel and hostal in Cusco

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Food
  • Wayna Picchu permit

DAY 17: CUSCO

Today you will have a free day or opcional excursions. You can go rafting on the Urubamba river with scenic views or  go by with a mountain bike to the salt pans of Maras. You can also just visit the local market or Inca museum in Cusco.

INCLUDED:

  • Hotel and hostal in Cusco

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Rafting
  • Mountainbike
  • Other tours
  • Meals

 DAY 18: LIMA + FLIGHT HOME

Transfer to the airport, flight back to Lima to connect with your international flight.

Optional, you can stay 1 more night in Lima

INCLUDED:

  • Transfer

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Food
  • Transfer in Lima
  • Local flight to Lima
  • Extra night in Lima

This program is only an example, we can make programs accommodate all your needs !!!

It’s also possible to extend with North Peru or relax some days at the beach.

01 flight included: 1 over the Nasca lines

You can use this tour as a base; you can add the 2 or 4 days Inca trail or extend this tour with a visit to the jungle in Manu or Puerto Maldonado.

People who like to go towards the very famous INCA TRAIL , the 2 or 4 days (look at this website for the program), need to make a reservation for this, together with the reservation of this tour. This Inca trail is so popular that it needs more than 90 days of reservation in advance!

Includes

 INCLUDED:

  • All bus transport, all hotels and all the tours as indicated in the program.
  • All your vouchers, information packet (general info over all the places you visit).
  • All hotels are based on double rooms with private bathroom, single rooms on request for an extra price, all buses are based on good buses, we work most of the time with cruz del sur, the best company in Peru.
  • We can offer this tour in star hotels or local clean hostels. or in a mix
  • all the transfers

 NOT INCLUDED: 

  • Your food, in the hotels breakfast is included.
  • The entrance fees and taxes.
  • *Local flight Cusco-Lima.

Price

Group Service

USD 2076.00

* Servicio compartido mayor a 10 personas.

*If you are a group more than 8 people let us know, we can make special prices.

*Remember that we have 03 kinds packages: Budget Tour, Classic Tour and Luxe Tour.

HOTELS IN PERU

We select some hotels in each destination, here you can find some of them, but if you would like other accomodation we have a lot of  options for you.

HOTELS IN LIMA

HOTELS MIRAFLORES CATEGORY WEBSITE
BELMOND MIRAFLORES PARK 5* www.belmond.com/es/miraflorespark-lima/
JW MARRIOT HOTEL LIMA  5*  www.espanol.marriott.com/hotels/travel/limdt-jw-marriott-hotel-lima/
 HILTON LIMA MIRAFLORES  5*  www.lima.hilton.com
CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION  4*  www.casa-andina.com/casa-andina-private-collection-miraflores/
 CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL  5*  www.crowneplaza.com
 DAZZLER HOTEL  4*  www.dazzerlima.com
 IBIS HOTEL  3*  www.ibishotel.com
 ATRIUM APART  3*  www.atriummiraflores.com
 LEON DE ORO HOTEL  3*  www.leondeoroperu.com

*If you need more information or you need other options of accomodation, please consult us¡

HOTELS IN PARACAS

HOTELS CATEGORY WEBSITE
Libertador Paracas 5* www.libertador.com.pe/libertador-paracas-resort-spa
Aranwa Paracas Resort & Spa 5* www.aranwahotels.com/hotel-paracas
La Hacienda Bahia Paracas 4* www.hoteleslahacienda.com
San Agustin Paracas 3* www.hotelessanagustin.com.pe/es/hoteles/paracas/
Posada del emancipador 3* www.posadadelemancipador.com
Hotel el refugio del pirata 3* www.refugiodelpirata.com
Hostal mar azul 2* www.hostalmarazul.com

*If you need more information or you need other options of accomodation, please consult us¡

HOTELS IN NAZCA

HOTELS CATEGORY WEBSITE
HOTEL NUEVO  CANTALLOC 4* www.hotelnuevocantalloc.com
LAS DUNAS HOTEL 4* www.lasdunashotel.com
HOTEL MAJORO 3* www.hotelmajoro.com
CASA ANDINA CLASSIC NASCA 3* www.casa-andina.com/destinos/nasca/classic-nasca
HOTEL ORO VIEJO 3* www.hoteloroviejo.net
HOSTAL INTI REAL 2* www.hostalintireal.com

*If you need more information or you need other options of accomodation, please consult us¡

HOTELS IN AREQUIPA

HOTELS IN AREQUIPA CITY CATEGORY WEBSITE
LIBERTADOR AREQUIPA 5* www.libertador.com.pe/libertador/arequipa/informacion-general
CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION 4* www.casa-andina.com/destinos/arequipa/hotel-arequipa-peru_casa-andina-private-collection
LA PLAZA AREQUIPA BOUTIQUE 3* www.laplazaarequipahotel.pe
CASONA SOLAR 3* www.hostalsolar.com
TIERRA VIVA AREQUIPA 3* www.tierravivahoteles.com/hotels/arequipa-plaza/
CASONA PLAZA 3* www.casonaplazahotel.com
CASA ANDINA CLASSIC AREQUIPA 3* www.casa-andina.com/destinos/arequipa/classic-arequipa
HOTEL LA GRUTA 3* www.lagrutahotel.com
HOTEL EL CONQUISTADOR 3* www.hostalelconquistador.com

*If you need more information or you need other options of accomodation, please consult us¡

HOTELS IN COLCA/CHIVAY CATEGORY WEBSITE
CASITAS DEL COLCA 5* www.lascasitasdelcolca.com
ARANWA COLCA RESORT & SPA 4* http://www.aranwahotels.com/hotel-colca
COLCA LODGE 4* www.colca-lodge.com
KILLWASI LODGE 3* www.killawasilodge.com
POZO DEL CIELO 3* www.pozodelcielo.com.pe
CASA ANDINA CLASIC COLCA 3* www.casa-andina.com/destinos/colca/classic-colca
LA CASA MAMAYACCHI 3* www.lacasademamayacchi.com
COLLAHUA 3* www.hotelcollahua.com

*If you need more information or you need other options of accomodation, please consult us¡

HOTELS IN PUNO

HOTELS CLOSE THE TITICACA LAKE CATEGORY WEBSITE
LIBERTADOR PUNO 5* http://www.libertador.com.pe/libertador/puno/informacion-general
CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION 4* www.casa-andina.com/destinos/puno/hotel-puno-peru_casa-andina-private-collection
SONESTA TITIKAKA 4* www.sonesta.com/laketiticaca
TAYPIKALA HOTEL 3* www.taypikala.com/website/main.php?hotelid=1&linkid=1&lan=eng

*If you need more information or you need other options of accomodation, please consult us¡

<tr”>HOTEL INTIQA3*www.intiqahotel.com

HOTELS IN PUNO CITY CATEGORY WEBSITE
TIERRA VIVA HOTEL 3* www.tierravivahoteles.com/es/tierra-viva-puno-plaza
CASA ANDINA TIKARANY 3* www.casa-andina.com/destinos/puno/classic-puno-tikarani
CASONA PLAZA 3* www.casonaplazahotel.com
CONDE DE LEMOS 3* www.condelemosinn.com
SAN ANTONIO SUITES 2* www.sanantoniosuitespuno.com

*If you need more information or you need other options of accomodation, please consult us¡

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