Individual south Peru in a hurry without Nazca and Paracas
Tour for 9 days South Peru with Lima – Arequipa, colca, puno, titicaca, cusco, machu picchu
Individual tour with hotels- hostals , transport and excursions
From Lima to Lima / With flight to Arequipa
You can choose this tour in 3 options
1 /Budget tour : in hostals/ local transport / excursions in international group
2/classic tour: in 3* hotels/ mix local transport – private / mix private excursions – international 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 the transfer
* Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included.
* The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax.
*Local flight Lima / Arequipa + Cusco / Lima ( we also can arrange)
Day 1: 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.
Today you have a half day city tour in Lima. The tour begins with a visit to historic downtown Lima, also known as “the City of the Kings”. Stops include the Main Square of Lima, upon which sits 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 also drive thru Miraflores and san isidro. In the afternoon you can visit by yourself Colonial Barranco, museo national de Arqueologia, in pueblo libre or larco museo” the best museum in Peru”. Or walk at the seafront in Miraflores. The city tour is with an english speaking guide, it takes 3 h. The tour start and finish in your hotel.
city tour in lima in private
hotel/hostal in lima
Day 2: Arequipa
In the morning transfer to the airport and 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 the amazing alpacca steak.
Optional you can do the reality tour. Here you visit the local market, silar works
transfer to lima airport
city tour in Arequipa
hostal / hotel in Arequipa
transfer in Arequipa
flight to Arequipa
Day 3:Start of the 2 days colca
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 or Private
hotel / hostal in colca canyon
entree fee 70 sol
entree fee hot springs 15 sol
lunch & diner
Day 4: colca
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.
Optional 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 you can take 1 1/2 day Private tour
hostal / hotel in Puno
Shared bus to puno at 1.30 Pm
Transfer in Puno
3 days with trekking
lunch & diner
Day 5: Puno
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 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 .
Uros + Taquile tour in group ( in 4* private boat)
hotel in puno
lunch and diner
Day 6 : 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.
opcional its possible to take the amazing train ride andean explorer Puno to Cusco
Accommodations in Cuzco.
Direct Bus to Cusco ( in 4 * bus with guide lunch and entree fee)
Hostal / hotel Cusco
Bus with stops / guide and meals
Day 7: Sacred valley
Today we wil 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. In the afternoon or evening we wil take the train to Aqua Calientes, this is the village close to Machu Picchu, much warmer than Cusco , we are at the border of the jungle. Hotel / hostal in Aqua calientes.
Sacred valley tour in internacional group ( in 4* private)
Expedition train to Aquas Calientes
Hostal/hotel in Aquas
Entree hot springs
cusco visitor ticket
opcional vistadome train
opcional ( recommended) private tour
Day 8: Machu Picchu
Today 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
Optional you can take the train to Ollantaytambo , sleep 1 night in the sacred valley
bus to machu picchu
entree to machu picchu
2 h English speaking guide ( in 4* private)
trein to Poroy or ollanta
hotel / hostal Cusco
Wayna picchu permit 16 Usd
Day 9: Lima
Transfer to the airport, flight back to Lima to connect with your international flight.
Optional you can stay 1 more night in Lima
Transfer in Lima
Local flight to Lima
Extra night in Lima
This program is only an example, we can make programs to all your needs !!!
Its also possible to extend with North Peru or relax some days at the beach.
This tour you can use as a base, you can add the 2 or 4 days Inca trail or extend this tour wit a visit to the jungle in Manu or Puerto Maldonado
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 90 days reservation in advance !
Also possible to continue from Lima to waterfalls , iguazu Argentina
What do we need when you make a reservation?
*Full name as it is written in your passport.* Scanned copy of your passport.
*exact arrival date and flight nr.
*vegetarian or no.
*kind of room 2 beds or 1 big bed.
*we ask 40 % deposit when reserve the rest 4 weeks before departure. Banktransfer to our Peruvian bankaccount or Wetravel ( +4,5% )
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