Private Tour-Land Only
8 Days/7 Nights
Daily January 1-December 31
Price per Person:
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Price is based on 2 passengers
7 nights first class hotel accommodation at the Aranwa Hotels all with private facilities
Breakfast each day
2 Lunches-drinks not included
1 dinner-drinks not included
English speaking guides
Sightseeing as per itinerary
All entrance fees
Transportation as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Lima-Cusco-Sacred Valley
Upon arrival to Cusco, welcome and transfer to the Sacred Valley. Arrival at the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel. Check in and time to rest. In the late afternoon you will join a chaman who will perform a cleansing and flowering Inca ceremony, that will also ensure your well being during the trip. Dinner will be served at the hotel’s restaurant. During dinner, your guide will explain the days to come. Overnight at the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel.
Day 2 Sacred Valley
After breakfast depart around 9am to discover the wonders of this area developed by the Incas: you will visit the textile town of Chinchero and learn about weaving and dying of alpaca and maybe vicuna wool. In this same town, visit the local market and experience the interesting local way of life. Continue the day visiting the Maras salt mines, famous for its pink salt. Tour next stop are the agricultural and experimental rings of Moray, learn the wonders of planting and harvesting in the same area but with marked altitude differences. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel around 5.30pm Time to rest. Around 7pm, you will meet again with the chaman, that will be ready to read what the coca leaves have to say. Overnight at the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel.
Day 3 Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu-Cusco
Very early breakfast at the hotel. Around 6.45am transfer to the Ollanta train station. Enjoy the Inca Rail 360 train to Aguas Calientes. After a 1.5 hour ride, arrive to Aguas Calientes, exit station and walk for 5 minutes to the shuttle bus stop. Ride 25 minutes up to the entrance of Machu Picchu through a switchback road. Tour of Machu Picchu for 2 hours, exit the park and return to the town below. Walk to the Chullpi restaurant and enjoy a superb lunch before boarding the 360 return train to the Poroy Station in Cusco. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel.
Day 4 Cusco
Breakfast at hotel. Around 9am your guide and driver will take you on a visit of the city considered by the Incas as the “navel of the world”. You will visit the main square, Cathedral, Temple of the Sun or Koricancha, 12 angle stone and the nearby ruins: Qenko, Tambo Machay, Puka Pukara and Sacsayhuaman. You will end the tour by enjoying lunch at the Inka Grill restaurant located on the main square. later your guide will escort you on a shopping tour through the most exquisite stores in Cusco and then to the wonderful artisan area of San Blas, were unique antique and high quality handicrafts pieces can be purchased. Overnight at the Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel.
Day 5 Cusco-Arequipa-Colca Valley
Breakfast at the hotel. Early transfer to the Cusco airport. Flight to Arequipa (not included). Upon arrival at the Arequipa airport, transfer to Arequipa’s main square, from where you will start your tour of the “White City”. You will view the majestic towers of the Arequipa Cathedral, built with volcanic white stones, visit the amazing Santa Catalina Convent, walk through the small streets of the city and then visit to the Yanahuara View Point. Later transfer to the Colca Valley, depending on the time of the day you will have some stops to learn about the region and unique traditions of the area. Arrival at the hotel. Time to rest. Before dinner, you will meet with the hotel’s barman who will teach you how to prepare the best Pisco Sour ever. Overnight at the Aranwa Colca Valley Hotel.
Day 6 Colca Valley-Paracas
Early breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will visit the Condor’s Cross to view the flight of these majestic birds; also see the small villages of the area, full of tradition and color. Return to hotel for check out and road trip to Arequipa for the afternoon flight to Lima (not included) Upon arrival, your guide and driver will be waiting to drive you for 3 hours to the town of Paracas. Overnight at the Paracas Aranwa Hotel.
Day 7 Paracas-Nazca Lines-Paracas
Breakfast at the hotel. At 10am enjoy a tour of the Ballestas Islands to discover the wonders of sea life in the area. Return to the hotel, time to rest. In the afternoon, transfer to the Pisco Airport for your overflight of the Nazca Lines. 1.5 hour flight. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the Paracas Aranwa Hotel.
Day 8 Paracas-Lima-End of Tour
After breakfast transfer back to the Lima Airport for your flight home. You can extend your stay in Paracas or visit Lima or take the extension to Vichayito.
Pre and post tour nights in Lima available.
Extension to Vichayito-Price per person $599-land only
Day 1- Fly midday to the Tumbes or Talara airport. (not Included). Upon arrival to the airport, welcome and transfer to Vichayito. Arrival at the Vichayito Bungalows and Tents by Aranwa. Dinner will be served at the hotel’s main restaurant.
Day 2-After breakfast, your driver and guide will pick you up at the hotel for your 25 minute drive to the El Nuro Port where you enjoy the unique experience of swimming with sea turtles. This experience will last around 35 minutes. Later you can walk through the area and enjoy some time for swimming in the nearby beach. You will return to the hotel about 2.5 hours later. At the hotel relax at the beach or by the swimming pool, while sipping Pisco Sours or Chilcanos (not included) and reviewing the photos and experiences of your previous days. Overnight at the Vichayito Bungalows and Tents by Aranwa.
Day 3-After breakfast transfer to the Talara or Tumbes Airport for your flight to Lima.(not included).