Group tour North-South Peru, Lima, Nasca, Arequipa, Colca canyon, Titicaca, Cusco, Machu picchu, Trujillo, Chiclao
North and South Peru with the highlights of Peru in 19 days
This tour is leaving only in private tour.
How do we work ?
Our tours are with an English speaking tour leader, he travel all the time with you and the group, he is no guide but after many years working in Peru/Bolivia he knows what a tourist need !
Or you do in private without tourleader.
He’s support and translate in any problem. He gives you general info in every place, enough info, so you can discover the beauty of this country by yourself, or with members of the group. We promote a lot of freedom and flexibility in our tours, we call it alone in group, you do your thing with the comfort of a group while de tour leader arrange your excursion or bus ticket.
Kind of tour
This is an easy hotel tour with 1 nightbus for all ages. Open – young minded persons is what we are looking for. Leave your western look home and just enjoy the beauty of this Andean country. Accept that its different, we come to admire the country, not to change it!
We use good 3 *** hotels central located. We’re going slowly to high altitude so you get easily get used to it, together with a coca thee !
With this tour you have a good idea from total peru North and South !
What is included ?
* All bus transport, and 3 national flights, Chiclao / lima and Cusco /Lima + lima / trujillo + 1 train
* All hotels in good 3*** hotels with private bathroom all very clean and central located,
* All hotels are based on double room ,if you are single and don’t mind to share the room with a man or women from an other sexes, there is no surcharge, if you like a single rooms there’s an extra cost and you have to tell us in advance !
* All buses are based on good local buses, sometimes private if written in the program , there’s also an Luxury night bus from Nasca to Arequipa.
* All breakfast included !
* Your food/ in the hotels is breakfast included
* The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax, entrée colca canyon, entrée national park on the salt lakes, visitor ticket in Cusco ,etc.
* The excursions, everything with the blue excursion in front, below there is a list of all the estimated prices.
* Insurance, everybody is obligated to have there own travel insurance from home, before starting this trip .
* Chan chan in trujillo
* huaca sol y luna
* lord of Sipan
* The ballestas islands
* The Nasca lines
* Colca canyon tour 2 days
* The islands on Titicaca
* Cusco , the Inca empire with Machu picchu
Day 1 :Lima
Departure from home to Peru
Day 2: Lima
Arrive in Lima. Someone of Southamerica planet is at the airport to meet you, and brings you to your first hotel in Lima. There you meet the rest of the group and the tourleader. The tour leader welcomes you all and give a general briefing over what you can aspect from this tour. First day free in Lima to visit Museo National de Arqueologia, in pueblo libre, one of the best museums in Peru, also the old centre is worth a visit, in the afternoon you can visit Colonial Barranco or walk on the seafront in Miraflores. You can do this on your own or as excursion in a city tour in the afternoon.
Hotel in Miraflores
Day 3 :Trujillo
Transfer to the airport and flight to Trujillo. Ones we arrive we take some Taxi,s to our hotel in Trujillo./ HuanchacoThis day we have the excursion, Chan Chan , the capital of the Chimú Empire, It extended over more than 18 km2.The Tschudi Palace, placed in the southwest of Chan Chan, is one of the most well-preserved and well-decorated palaces. It is decorated with geometric shapes and low-relieves animal draws. You’ll also visit the ceremonial places, the grain stores and the cemetery. It’s a huge urban complex made of a kind of mud called adobe. The greatness and perfection of this city is expressed in its high decorated walls, long passages, ceremonial squares, palaces, workshops and warehouses. There was room for 100,000 people, virtually a city-state.After this we drive to the pyramids of “Arco iris” ,also known as “Huaca El Dragon”, built by the Chimu culture between the 11th and the 15th century and surrounded by a 6 meters high wall. and “Huaca de la luna and sol “, here the archaeologists still do every day new discoveries.
We sleep in the beach village og Huanchaco
Day 4 :Trujillo – Chiclao – Lima
Today we drive early in about 3 h from Tujillo to Chiclao. Direct we do the excursion to one of the most important and beautiful museums of Peru .We charter as excursion ,a mini bus to go to Lambayeque. Here is the highly recommended Bruning Archaeological museum and the New Museo de las Tumbas Reales de Sipan ,where is the magnificent treasure from the tomb of a Moche warrior/ priest , discovered in 1987.This museum has more than two thousand pieces made of gold. The access to the museum is through a ramp, similar just as it was the access to the ancients Moche Temples.. In the second floor you could appreciate a replica of the funeral chamber for a Moche noble warrior called The Lord of Sipan. Also you can appreciate the ornaments how they were recovered in the tomb .If you have time left you also can visit the 35 km further the ruins of the 26 pyramids of Tucume .
In the evening we take a flight back to Lima. Hotel Lima miraflores
Day 5: Paracas
After breakfast we have a private bus till Paracas , around 4 h drive
We have a hotel close to the harbour. You can walk in the harbour, enjoy the seafood, or do the excursion to the paracas reserve. Hotel in Paracas
Day 6: Nasca
We go direct to the port, for de excursion to Ballestas islands, its 1 ½ H by speedboat, the islands are full of sea lions and birds .In the port we can relax with a cup coffee before we go with our private transport to “EL CATADOR “ the Pisco brewery. Here we can see the whole making process and taste the Pisco. After this tasting process we drive to our next relaxing destination,”HUACACHINA” this is an oasis in the desert, here you can do some excursion sand boarding or jeep on the big sand dunes. Later on we continue to Nazca , where we arrive in the late afternoon. Hotel Nasca with swimming pool.
Day 7: Nasca
After breakfast, in the morning or afternoon (depending on the weather) you can take the excursion the flight over the amazing Nasca lines ,
Approximately 45 minutes, the mysterious Nasca Lines are on a flat land of 500 km2. They were made by the Nazca people (Nasca Culture) and there are several theories about their origin, none of them with enough proofs to take as real.After or before we can do the excursion to chauchilla cemetery, at night around 10 PM we take the luxury local night bus for around 10 h to Arequipa where we arrive around 7 AM.
Day 8: Arequipa
Early in the morning we arrive in Arequipa, at 2325 m ,the white city with his amazing misti volcano, transfer to our hotel. Here we can relax ,after our night bus ,its also good to get used to the altitude before we go to the canyon .Time free to visit this beautiful city , visit the star of Arequipa “The MUMMY JUANITA “or the” Santa Catalina monastery” ,or you can go on excursion rafting on the Rio Chile , or do the reality tour. In the evening you can try in one of the many restaurants the local “CUY” or marmot or the great alpaca meat,1 night hotel. Hotel Arequipa
Day 9 :Arequipa
Free day to visit this beautiful city, or to do some excursions. This is good to acclimatize before we start climbing to the colca canyon. Hotel Arequipa
Day 10 : colca
Start of the 2 days 1night Colca canyon tour included in this tour .After breakfast we start the tour with our private bus .We have many photo stops to see this beautiful canyon, with his many vicuñas/Lamas /volcano’s . We arrive in the small Village of Chivay were we take lunch ,in the afternoon you can swim in the hot spring as an excursion, and in the evening its possible to take a meal with folkloristic dances . 1 night hotel in the small village of Chivay.
Day 11 : Colca Puno
After early breakfast we leave to the condor cross to see this amazing bird “The CONDOR ,. Its still nature, so we cant promise you anything, but the Canyon is real worth a visit also without the condor. If you see one, just take it as some extra!! It’s the best place for a breathtaking view of the canyon with the Colca River flowing 1,200 meters below. We visit the hanging tombs at Choquetico before continuing to the towns of Maca, Achoma and Yanque with its lovely white church. We return back to Chivay for lunch, before driving further with our private bus to Puno. Hotel in puno
Day 12 :Puno
After breakfast we go by boat for a visit to the Uros floating reed islands, the guide explain everything over the Islands and the Titicaca lake ,after this we go to Taquile island, here they have there own way of live . Men’s are knitting the clothes, no animals or cars allowed on the island .Here we have some lunch, most of the time trout from the lake.
From here we take the boat back to Puno. 1 Night Puno
Day 13 +14 : Cusco
After breakfast we take around 8 AM our local bus to Cusco,if the group is more than 15 we take private bus. its 6 to 7 h over beautiful road and views over the sacred valley, mountain passes from more than 4300mt. Transfer to our hotel in Cusco.
Optional excursion You can take the Tourist bus with guide ans stops along the road and lunch included.Or the train, this you have to tell us with reservation
Day 15: Sacred valley and train to Aquas calientes
This morning we visit the sacred valley with Chinchero and ollantaytambo. In the afternoon we take the train Ollantaytambo to Aqua Calientes, this is the village close to Machu Picchu. There’s also a big tourist market and its much warmer than Cusco, because it’s the border of the jungle. You can visit the hot springs.
We stay overnight in a hotel in Aqua calientes.
Day 16: Machu Picchu – Cusco
This morning you go on excursion, very early to Machu Picchu by bus, this to seethe sunrise over these amazing ruins,here you go with a English speaking guide, in the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Cusco, transfer to our hotel in cusco. Hotel in Cusco
Day 17 : Cusco
Cusco, here you can do many things, this day you can sleep some longer, and in the afternoon you can do theexcursion citytour, here you visit the cathedral /temple of the sun /saqsaywoman /quenca/puca pucara, the ruins above Cusco additional you can also visit these Ruins by horse to see the beautiful surroundings of Cusco. Its real worth to buy the Cusco visitor ticket ,130 sol, for the most of the entrees to ruins and museums in and around Cusco /hotel Cusco.
Day 18 :Lima
Teansfer to the airport and flight to Lima around 9 AM, depending on your flight back home, you can drop your luggage in the airport. People who’s flight home is some later, can take a taxi to by yourself Miraflores to finish this Peru adventure on a terrace near the seafront in Miraflores International flight. The tour leader stay in Cusco
Day 19: home
Arrive at Home
Help us to help poor people!Give us your second hand clothes, the ones you don,t need anymore after your trip, so we give them to the poor people !
People who like to do the very famous INCATRAIL , the 2 or 4 days (look at this website for the program ) have to make reservation for this ,together with the reservation of this tour. This Inca trail is so popular that it need more than 60 days reservation in advance !
Incatrail 4 days 325 Euro extra a person during the tour and Incatrail 2 days 269 Euro extra a person
Its also possible to extend your stay with one of our jungle trips to Manu or Puerto Maldonado ,before
you go home
289 euro a person 3 days Puerto excluding flights
357 Euro a peron 4 days Puerto maldonado excluding flights
The flights we can arrange or you buy in total package as airpas
Single 425 Euro Extra
We advice to bring with you around 790 EURO pocket money