Group tour South- North Peru/ Huaraz, Lima, Nasca, Arequipa, Colca, Titicaca, Cusco, Machu picchu, Trujillo, Chiclao
Tour for 22 days South- North Peru
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 ! He arranges all the hotels, transport and excursions .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. You buy yourself, your international flight from hometo Lima /Peru .This you can easy do in any flight ticket shop around the world . 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. We also can arrange this tour without Tourleader!
What is included?
*All hotels in good 3*** hotels and hostels 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 sex ,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 luxe night bus from Nasca .
*In all the hotels is breakfast included !
*Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included .
*The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax ,colca canyon entrée.
*The excursions , everything with the blue excursion sign, below there is a list of all the estimated prices
*Insurance, everybody is obligated to have there own travel insurgency from home, before starting this trip.
Kind of Tour
This is an easy tour with North and South 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 !Some of our bus rides can be hard because its not all paved road .People who like to be active, can do 4 days Incatrail trekking,for the others there is enough to see around ! We use good 3 *** hotels and hostels .We’re going slowly to high altitudes ,so you get easily used to it ,together with a coca thee !In this tour its possible to do 1 trekking, but if you don’t like to walk , there are many other options !
* The Capital Lima
*The ballestas islands
*The Nasca lines
*Colca canyon tour 2 days
*The islands on Titicaca
*Cusco , the Inca empire with Machu Picchu
*Trujillo and Chan Chan and huaca sol y luna
*Chiclao and the lord of sipan
*Huaraz With the Chavin culture
Day 2 : Lima – Paracas
Arrive early at Lima airport in Lima, someone from Southamerica planet pick you up from the airport and we drive directly for 4 h to paracas, where we can have some rest in the hotel with swimmingpool close to the harbour.
Day 3 : Nasca
After brakfast we walk to the harbour 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 with swimming pool
Hotel in Nasca
Day 4 : Bus
You can take the excursion the flight over the amazing Nasca lines ,depending on the weather. In the evening you can go to the lecture over the Nazca lines or watch the stars in the planetarium. At night we take the night bus to Arequipa around 10 PM
optional you can take daybus
Day 5 : 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 .Free to visit this beautiful city , or as excursion in a city tour ,visit the star of Arequipa “The MUMMY JUANITA “ or the” Santa Catalina monastery” in the evening you can try in one of the many restaurants the local “CUY” or marmot ,1 night hotel in Arequipa
Day 6 : Arequipa
Today you can sleep some longer, relax , or Excursion visit the reality tour, the market ,silar stones, and the poor surroundings of Arequipa to see the real Peru. Or you can do some rafting, or just relax on the square with a coffee .
Hotel in Arequipa
Day 7 : Colca
Start of the 2 days 1night “Colca canyon tour” included in this tour.
After breakfast we start with our private bus. We take many photo stops to see this beautiful canyon, with many vicunias/Lamas /volcano’s .We arrive in the small Village of “Chivay “were we take lunch, in the afternoon there is an excursion, you can swim in the nice hot spring , and in the evening its possible to take a meal with folkloristic dances . 1 night hotel in the small village of Chivay.
Hotel in Chivay.
Day 8 : 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 !! Its the best point for a breathtaking view of the Colca Canyon with the Colca river flowing 1.200 meters below. 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 with our private bus over a nice road to Puno 6 to 7 h. Hotel in Puno
Day 9 :Titicaca Puno
After breakfast, as excursion you can 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 toTaquile 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 .Or you can visit the Sillustani grave towers as excursion. Hotel in Puno
Day 10: bus to Cusco
After breakfast we take around 8 AM the local morning bus to Cusco, 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 we can take the Turismo Merr with different stops, guide and lunch included.
Or the luxery Andean explorer train. This you have to reserve in advance.
Day 11 + 12 : Cusco
Cusco, here you can do many excursions. Explore the most magical city, capital of the Inca empire (15th century). This day you can sleep some longer, and in the afternoon you can do the excursion city tour, 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. Hotel Cusco
Day 13 : Train to Aquas Cal
Transfer to the railwaystation and train to Aquas Calientes where we stay for the night. Hotel in aquas calierntes
Day 14: Machu Picchu
This morning you can go on excursion, we go very early by bus to Machu Picchu, this to see the sunrise over these amazing ruins,here you go excursion with a English speaking guide, in the afternoon we will take the train back to Cusco, where we arrive in the evening. Hotel Cusco
Day 15 : Lima – Huaraz
Today we take a flight to Lima, this for about 1 h. In Lima we have transfer to the busterminal, where we wil take the luxery day bus for about 8 h to the mountains van huaraz. Because we did stay in at altitude in Cusco, we dont have any problem here. Hotel Huaraz
Day 16 :Huaraz
Today we can discover this scenic city ,in the morning you can visit the busy market ,in the afternoon we can take excursion, local transport ,up to the ruins of willkawain from the Huari empire ,from there we have a beautiful view over Huaraz, than we walk down , about 2 ½ h to Monterrey from where we take a local bus back to Huaraz. Hotel Huaraz
Day 17 Huaraz – Nightbus
Today you can take an excursion to Laguna de llanganuco ,you drive thru the beautiful valley and pass by Yungay , the village who was completed destroyed by a missive arthquake and mudslide in 1970 , 20.000 people lost their lives. Or you can go to the glacier of Pastoruri.
Today we have a luxery nightbus to Trujillo
Day 18: Trujillo – Huanchaco
We arrive early in the morning inTrujillo over a paved road. Here we wave a hotel. We can relax a bit or drive to Huanchaco to the Beach.
This 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. Than 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. Hotel in Huanchaco
Day 19 : Trujillo – Chiclao
Today we take the local bus for about 3,5 h to Chiclao, where we stay the night. Hotel in Chiclao
Day 20 +21 : Chiclao – Lima
Today its possible to go on 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, ( on Sunday )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 museum of Sican or 35 km further the ruins of the 26 pyramids or Tucume. Transfer to the airport and flight to Lima, Where we stay the last night in Peru. Hotel in Lima
You can do a city tour in lima and in the afternoon there is transfer to the airport
Day 22: Home
Finish of the tour
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 !
General info :
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 265 Euro extra a person during the tour and Incatrail 2 days 199 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 474 euro a person 3 days Puerto including 2 extra flights 541 Euro a peron 4 days Puerto maldonado including 2 extra flights price pepend on the flights, after the whole tour, Less after the only south tour
* We advice to bring with you around 700 EURO pocket money,