Individual South Peru in 16 days, Family tour, special for families with children
South Peru in 16 days, Special tour for families with children
What is the differance ?
* less time in buses
* not just city tours , nut activities interesting for children
* more private transport/ only for the family
You can choose this tour in 3 opcions
1 Budget tour : in hostals/ local transport / excursions in international group
2 classic tour: in 3* hotels/ mix local transport – private / mix private excursions – internat group
3 Luxe tour: all 4 * hotels / private transport / private excursions/ included entree fees
How do we work ?
In our packet, you travel all by yourself, Southamerica planet take care for you, we reserve all your hotels and transport. When you arrive in Peru you find in your first hotel an envelop with all the vouchers for hotels /buses and excursions. The excursions you do in International groups with English speaking guides.
Our local agent arrange also your transfers and give you the bus tickets to go from A to B, like this, you travel around by yourself but without worry’s , all arranged thru southamerica planet. If there are any problems, you always find support by contacting our office in Cusco or Lima!
What is included?
* All bus transport, all hotels and all the tours as indicated in the program.
* All your vouchers, information packet, like general info over all the places you visit.
* All hotels are based on double room 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
* Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included.
* The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax.
*Local flight Cusco / Lima
Arrive at Lima airport , someone from Southamerica planet pick you up from the airport and brings you to your first hotel in Lima or Miraflores.
hotel/hostal in lima
Day 2 :Lima
First day in Lima. Not the traditional city tour, but a city tour by bike. We drive thru quit area, like barranco and Chorillas In Lima. This tour last about 4 h with an english speaking guide. The tour start and finish in your hotel.
city bike tour in lima ( private in 4* )
In the evening water fountain tour ( private in 4*)
hotel/hostal in lima
Day 3 +4: Arequipa
Early in the morning transfer to the airport of Lima and local flight to Arequipa. The white city and its famous historic downtown. 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. Visit also the star of Arequipa “The Mummy Juanita “. In the evening you may choose to dine at one of Arequipa’s many fine restaurants. Try tha amazing alpacca steak. Day 2 you visit in a reality tour, the real Peru. You go to the local market, to the stone works.
transfer in lima and Arequiopa
hotel / hostal in arequipa
reality tour day 4
Opcional you can go on rafting
Day 5 :colca 2 days
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 PichuPichu volcanoes as you climb to 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. Along the way you’ll stop at 3800m to drink some coca tea to counteract the effects of altitude sickness. As you climb yet 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 and in the afternoon we go to the nearby hot-springs, la calera. 1 night hotel in the small village Chivay.
2 days tour in international group ( private in 4* )
hotel / hostal in colca canyon
entree fee 70 sol ( included in 4*)
entree fee hot springs 15 sol
Day 6 : Colca – Puno
This morning you will have an early breakfast at your hotel and set out to the Cruz del Condor look-out 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. On the return 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 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 he 3 day Colca canyon tour, than you walk down in to the canyon, you sleep very basic at an oasis, next morning you start early the climb to Cabanaconde, from where we take the local bus back to Chivay and up to Puno
Opcional 2: You can take private car and guide for 1 1/2 day or for 2 days
hostal / hotel in Puno
Shared bus to puno at 1.30 Pm ( private car in 4*)
Transfer in Puno
3 days with trekking
Day 7: amantani
Today you will visit the incredible Lake Titicaca. Situated some 3800m above sea level and covering an area of over 8000 square kilometres. 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 using the totoro reeds which 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. Than we go to Amantania island ,you sleep on the island with a local family, basic but a nice adventure ! They treat you as there 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. Thr bigg lugage we leave in Puno, and we travel with a day pack.
boattour ( private boat in 4*)
family stay with food
present for the family
Day 8: Puno
After breakfast, we leave our local family and go to Taquile Island. Another beautiful destination. The island still bears vestiges of a pre-Incan past. The 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. Boat back to Puno /hotel Puno .
hotel in puno
lunch and diner
Day 9 : Cusco
After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the busstation for your journey to Cusco. During this journey you will enjoy stunning views of beautiful landscapes of the the Andes. We take the direct bus for about 6 h. Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be welcomed by southamericaplanet. In the evening there are many excellent restaurants to choose from in Cusco
Opcional you can take the bus with stops at the La Raya Pass, the Incan archeological site of Raqchi, renowned for its massive temple to the god Viracocha. Next on the itinerary is a stop at the village of Andahuaylillas, 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.
Direct Bus to Cusco ( bus with guide + lunch + stops in 4*)
Hostal / hotel Cusco
Bus with stops / guide and meals or Train
Day 10: Cusco
Cusco, where you can do many things this day ,you can sleep some longer. We don,t do the standard city tour, but just go for 1 h in a wooden old tram around the city. After lunch you wil have a horse ride tour for 10 Km to the ruins above cusco, Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Incan fort that guarded the Imperial city. After this afternoon excursion you walk back to your hotel to relax. Accommodations in Cuzco.
Optional you can learn how to make chocolate
Hotel / hostal Cusco
City tour in wooden old tram for 1 h in cusco
Horse ride to the ruins above cusco ( private in 4*)
Entree fees/ like cusco visitor ticket 130 sol ( included in 4*)
Other entree fees
Private vann and guide
Hotel – hostal in the sacred valley
Cusco visitor ticket
Sacred valley tour in Private
Expedition train to Aquas Calientes
Hostal/hotel in Aquas
Day 13 : Machu Picchu
we leave early to the Machu Picchu ruins for sunrise. 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
bus to machu picchu
entree to machu picchu
2 h english speaking guide ( private in 4*)
trein to cusco or ollanta
hotel / hostal Cusco
Wayna picchu permit
Day 1 arrive + cocktail + jungle walk
Reception at Padre Aldamiz International airport. Here your professional guide will await you. He will accompany you throughout your stay. From there we will go to our office to obtain the official waterway permits (you can also guard luggage you won’t need during your stay). Meanwhile you can visit the town’s main square and also take some photos of the beautiful scenery overlooking the confluence of the rivers Madre de Dios and Tambopata from Grau square.
Embarkation will be at Capitania port, the destination being our lodge. We will navigate approximately 40 minutes on the Madre de Dios River in a typical Amazonian boat.Arrival at the Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge. Here we will have a welcome cocktail. Afterwards you will be handed over the keys to your bungalow and we will have lunch. The kitchen of our Lodge stands out for the beautiful presentation and the exquisite tastes of the dishes prepared by our French chef. After that you will have some free time to get comfortable in your bungalow, or take a refreshing dip in our pool.
3:30pm: It gets time to have some first contact with the jungle. On this trek you will see a large variety of tropical trees, medicinal plants, insects, butterflies and other animals. Upon return we will make a small stop at a lookout. Here you can observe toucans, macaws and other species of birds upon your return for sunset. (Duration: between 2,5 and 3 hours) Returning to the lodge you can take a refreshing dip in the pool or have an exotic cocktail in our terrace- bar. You could also watch the sunset in the relaxing, tranquility of palm and mango trees at our port.
7pm: Before dinner we will go on a nightly boat trip, a little safari trying to spot the white caiman (caiman crocodilus) that lives in the river banks.
8pm: After the delicious dinner, those who wish can have some Smalltalk in our reclining seats or have some fun and make friends with other travelers in the bar. Another option is to take a bath in the pool (with bar) under the shining Amazon sky and marvel at the Cross of the South.
Day 2 Parrot clay lik + Sandoval lake
At 5:30am we will go on a trek of about 20 min until we arrive at the parrot clay- lick. Here a minimum of five different species feeds on special clay, vital to their metabolism. It’s a truly marvelous, multicolored spectacle.
8am: Breakfast and free time to explore the splendid gardens of Corto Maltes Amazonia. We have dozens of varieties of exotic plants and flowering trees.
10:30am: Again we will navigate the Madre de Dios River. This time on an expedition destined to “Monkey Island” where some species of these interesting and entertaining animals live in freedom. Following another boat ride of 30 min we will enter the territory of the Tambopata- Candamo National Reserve. We will trek 5km through the dense vegetation of the tropical rainforest. Giant trees, snakes, monkeys, birds and sometimes even the illusive jaguar can be observed here
Our destination is heavenly Sandoval Lake. Its privileged settings are shared by numerous species of animals: Birds (in particular Hoatzins, Kingfisher, and Cormorants), different species of monkeys (Squirrel monkeys, Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys). At the lake itself we can enjoy the spectacle of Giant River Otters. Black Caimans and Piranhas (sometimes we can even observe anacondas in the areas covered by reed). This is also the habitat of the giant Arapaima, a fish of more than 2,5m, weighing in at +200kg. Traveling by canoe, the sunset in the lake is a spectacular unforgettable sight. On our return to the river we might be able to spot some nocturnal animals.
8pm: The body demands rest and food after an active day in the jungle. You will enjoy the exotic tastes of our meals, especially our desserts. If you still have energy left you can share moments of music and conversation in the bar whilst having a cocktail or enjoy the sounds of the rainforest surrounding you from your hammock. After a long day full of activity you will enjoy the comfort of you bungalows hammocks. You can also recover with a massage by the lodges’ qualified masseurs
Day 3 departure
After breakfast its time to say goodbye to the setting and staff of Corto Maltes Amazonia. Your guide will accompany you on your way back to the city. We will pass by our office again to recollect the baggage left. Following that we will visit the local market to show you agricultural products of the region; especially fruits of the Amazon. Afterwards our personnel will accompany you to the airport wishing that your stay was as pleasant for you as it was for us to show you this beautiful corner of Peru.
Lima + Flight Home
End of the 16 days Tour
This program is only an example, we can make programs to all your needs !!!
From The airport there is private transfer for about 4 h to Paracas . Here you can have a hotel with swimminpool at the beach. Next day you can do the amazing ballestas islands excursion . There is an other vann to take you back to lima and the airport
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