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The great southern route

Be part of the biggest trip of your life. Here you will learn about the best kept secrets of southern Peru and Bolivia.

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In - Out Transfers
03 Nights in Lima + Breakfasts
Tours: City tour Lima
Entrance to the attractions
Professional Guided Spanish or English
PARACAS PROGRAM - ICA - NAZCA
Bus Lima - Paracas - Ica - Nazca Company Cruz del Sur 2nd. floor
In - Out Transfers
01 Night in Paracas + Breakfast
01 Night in Ica + Breakfast
Tours: Isla Ballestas / Paracas Natural Reserve / Buggies + Sandboarding
Overflight Nazca Lines
Bus Nazca - Arequipa Company Cruz del Sur 2nd. floor
Entrance to the attractions
Professional Guided Spanish or English
AREQUIPA PROGRAM
In - Out Transfers
02 Nights in Arequipa + Breakfasts
Tours: City tour + Santa Catalina Convent
01 Night in Chivay + Breakfast
Tour: Colca Canyon
Bus Arequipa - Cusco Company Cruz del Sur 2nd. floor
Entrance to the attractions
Professional Guided Spanish or English
CUSCO PROGRAM
In - Out Transfers
03 Nights in Cusco + Breakfasts
01 Night in Aguas Calientes + Breakfast
Tours: City tour + Sacred Valley / Maras - Moray / Full day Machupichu by Expedition Train
Tourist bus Cusco - Puno + Buffet lunch (Wonder Tourism)
Entrance to the attractions
Professional Guided Spanish or English
PUNO PROGRAM
In - Out Transfers
03 Nights in Puno + Breakfasts
Tour: Uros Island and Taquile / Sillustani
01 Typical lunch in Taquile
Catamaran Puno - La Paz
Entrance to the attractions
Professional Guided Spanish or English
LA PAZ PROGRAM - UYUNI
In - Out Transfers
01 Night in La Paz + Breakfast
Tour: Tiwanaku
Bus La Paz - Uyuni - La Paz
01 Night in Uyuni + Breakfast
Tour: Salar de Uyuni
Bus La Paz - Puno interprovincial bus
Entrance to the attractions
Professional Guided Spanish or English

DAY 1 - TRANSFER OF ARRIVAL
Assistance upon arrival in Lima and transfer to the selected hotel. Free time to rest. Night of accommodation in Lima.

DAY 2 - CITY TOUR LIMA ANTIGUA - MODERN LIMA
Breakfast
09:00 Hrs. Guided tour of the most important places and attractions of Lima, the "City of Kings". The tour includes tour of the Historical Center of Lima, panoramic view of the Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, Cathedral Basilica, Archbishop's Palace, Municipal Palace, Church of Santo Domingo, where the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porres, and balconies of Colonial Lima. Then visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the largest monumental set of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, convent cloisters and chapters and clementine rooms, choir and library of the monks, museum site that displays 11 canvases of the school of Rubens, the Sacristy with canvases of Surbarán and Rivera, the large patio decorated with Sevillian tiles from the 16th century, Moorish arches and underground catacombs. Then we will visit the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing through the Huaca Pucllana, Ceremonial and Administrative Center of the Lima Culture, built in the 2nd century AD. and considered by the Incas as Ñaupallaqta, "Sacred Town"; El Olivar park in San Isidro, with olive trees brought from Spain in the 15th century; the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, tourist and entertainment center, symbol of modern Lima and privileged point to appreciate a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.
Free afternoon.
Night of accommodation in Lima.

DAY 3 - LIMA - PARACAS
Breakfast
Am. Transfer to the bus terminal
06:40 Hrs. Departure to the city of Paracas, company Cruz del Sur
10:40 AM Arrival to Paracas and transfer to the chosen hotel
Accommodation
11:00 Hrs. THE NATURAL RESERVE OF PARACAS
This is a huge protected area located south west of the city of Pisco. The name of this beautiful place is derived from a Quechua word meaning "sand rain" probably due to the strong winds that lash in the afternoon in this place. The reserve of paracas is also very important since in its waters abundant amounts of zooplankton and phytoplankton inhabit, which allows a variety of fish that allow industrial and artisanal fishing. This is a very important activity in the town of Pisco. The Paracas Reserve is located in an area of ​​335,000 hectares and is considered one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. During our visit we can appreciate the beautiful cliffs and beaches along this tour (red beach, yumaque beach, lagoon).
We can also see groups of flamingos feeding on the seashore. In order to better appreciate these beautiful birds, it will be necessary to take a short walk to a small viewpoint from which you can see them closer. According to some historians these were the birds who inspired the liberator San Martin to create the colors of our red and white flag. Then you can visit the interpretation center of the reserve, in this place we can learn about the marine flora and fauna of the Paracas Reserve. End of the program at 3:00 p.m.
Free afternoon
Night accommodation in Paracas.
DAY 4 - PARACAS - ICA
Breakfast at the hotel
Very early
08:00 Hrs. ISLAND BALLESTAS
Excursion to the Paracas Peninsula, the most important wildlife sanctuary of the Peruvian Coast. Motor boat ride to the Ballestas Islands, in the Paracas National Reserve, where we can observe sea lions, boobies, pelicans, penguins and other seabirds. Upon return we will have the opportunity to see the "Candelabro", a giant figure of the Nazca Lines style made in the sand. Free time before returning to take pictures of sea lions, seals and seabirds. Return
Transfer to the hotel free time to arrange the luggage
10:40 AM Departure to the city of Ica in our tourist unit
12:00 Hrs. Arrival to Ica and transfer to the hotel
16:00 Hrs. BUGGIES + SANDBOARDING
Our tour begins on the shores of the Huacachina lagoon, from this point we will drive our tubular sandboxes towards the west, towards the desert, where there is a great variety of dunes. Here we will walk with our buggy or sand cart crossing a large part of the desert going up and down the dunes. The desert of Ica in Huacachina offers some of the most beautiful desert landscapes of South America, with whimsical formations of sand formed by the wind, and with a beautiful view of our Peruvian Andes in the eastern part. Our professional driver will make different stops so that our customers can appreciate the landscape, so much so that they can take pictures. Then we will drive our vehicle to the top of a large dune where our instructor guide will show you how to practice the sport of Sandboarding. Once at the top our customers can enjoy this sport safely, and they can also take many photos. Finally we will return to the Huacachina lagoon.
Night of accommodation in Ica.

DAY 5 - ICA - NAZCA
Breakfast
09:05 Hrs. Departure to the city of Nazca Company Cruz del Sur
11:30 Hrs. Arrival in Nazca and transfer to the aerodrome
OVERFLOW TO THE NAZCA LINES
We will board a small plane that will fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines; huge line drawings of animals, birds and geometric figures, drawn in the desert, which can only be appreciated from the air.
22:00 Hrs. Departure to the city of Arequipa Company Cruz del Sur.

DAY 6 - CITY TOUR - ONVENTO DE SANTA CATALINA
06:30 Hrs. Reception in the City of Arequipa and transfer to the hotel.
14:00 Hrs. We will start our City Tour visiting the Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful in Peru; the Cathedral, an example of Peruvian architecture during the 19th century that houses precious treasures of gold and silver; and the Church of La Compañía, an old Jesuit temple, perhaps the most important in Arequipa due to its history and tradition, with a beautiful facade with columns carved with spirals, wreaths of laurels, flowers, birds, etc. Then visit the convent of Santa Catalina, a "small town" of the seventeenth century open to the public in 1970 after 400 years of cloister, transporting visitors four centuries in the past. You will walk through numerous and spacious patios and gardens, the kitchen and the quarters of the slaves and the stone washings of the convent. 5:00 PM Return to the hotel.
Accommodation night in Arequipa.

DAY 7 - EXCURSION FOR TWO DAYS TO THE COLCA CANYON
Breakfast
08.00 Hrs. We will start our journey on the way to Yura to enter Pampa Cañahuas, where we will be able to appreciate the vicuña herds and the back of the Chachani, Misti and Pichu Pichu volcanoes, entering the Pagodas where we can appreciate the geological conformations of the area. To then stop at the restaurant where we will have lunch (on behalf of Pax) we will continue to the bofedales where we will appreciate the large number of birds, both migratory and local, later we will arrive at the Viewpoint of the Volcanoes, where the Cordillera del Chila and all the volcanoes can be seen from the area, entering Chivay at approximately 13.30 Hrs. Accommodation at the Hotel.
In the afternoon we will visit the thermal baths of La Calera where we will take a refreshing bath in Thermal Waters.
Night accommodation in Chivay.

DAY 8 - CHIVAY - AREQUIPA
Breakfast
In the morning we will visit the Cruz del Cóndor, where we will appreciate the overflight of the condors and the depth of the Canyon, to later visit the villages of Pinchollo, Achoma and Yanque and we will have several stops in the main viewpoints of the Canyon, where we will appreciate Colcas, Hanging Tombs , Litomaquetas and others., Arriving at Chivay where we will enjoy (on account of the Pax) and then we will begin our return to Arequipa, to arrive approximately at 18:00 Hrs.
Transfer to the hotel
Accommodation night in Arequipa.

DAY 9 - AREQUIPA - CUSCO
Breakfast
Free morning for personal activities
20:00 Hrs. Departure to the city of Cusco Cruz de Sur Company.

DAY 9 - AREQUIPA - CUSCO
Breakfast
Free morning for personal activities
20:00 Hrs. Departure to the city of Cusco Cruz de Sur Company.

DAY 10 - CITY TOUR + NEARBY RUINS
06:30 Hrs. Arrival to the city of Cusco, reception and transfer to the selected hotel, welcome coca tea.
Rest of the morning free to acclimatize at the height of 3,350m.s.m. Approx.
Between 13:20 hrs. and 13:45 Hrs. We will begin collecting the hotels, to begin with the visit to the city and nearby ruins: the tour will show us the impressive colonial city built on Inca bases; We will visit LA CATEDRAL, of Renaissance structure and with fine paintings of the "Escuela Cuzqueña", KORICANCHA, or Temple of the Sun. We continue with the visit to the four ruins surrounding Cusco: SACSAYHUAMAN (great fortress located 5 Km. from the city) , QENQO (sacred amphitheater, center of worship to the god Puma, place where human sacrifices were made), PUCAPUCARA ("red fortress" due to the hue that acquires its rocks with the light of twilight) and TAMBOMACHAY (temple to worship water ). Return to the hotel.
Accommodation night in Cusco.
DAY 11 - SACRED VALLEY
Breakfast.
08:30 Hrs. Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, tour through the town of Pisac, picturesque colonial mestizo town, in the same way on Sundays the Mass is celebrated in Quechua, then we visit the villages of Ccoya, Lamay, Calca and Urubamba. Buffet lunch. In the afternoon, the guided tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, where the archaeological park of Ollantaytambo is located, a gigantic agricultural administrative religious and military complex in the time of Tahuantinsuyo.
Transfer to the train station located in Ollanta
19:05 Hrs. Departure to Aguas Calientes in Tren Expedition
20:45 Hrs. Arrival to Aguas Calientes and transfer to the chosen hotel
Night of lodging in Aguas Calientes.

DAY 12 - FULL DAY MACHU PICCHU
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfers to the Puente Ruinas station, where we will take the buses that will take us to the Lost City of the Incas, "Machu Picchu", discovered in 1911. We will enjoy a guided tour of the main buildings of the citadel such as: El Mirador, Templo de The Three Windows, The Intihuatana, The Main Square, etc. We will return to the town of Aguas Calientes
P.m. We will take the train to return to the city of Cusco.
Arrival to the city of Cusco and transfer to the chosen hotel
Accommodation night in Cusco.

DAY 13 - MARAS / MORAY
Our tour starts with the hotel pick-up at 08:30 Hrs. on our private bus to start our visit through the following places
MARAS: Located to the west of Cusco at 3300 m.s.n.m. From there you can see the Urubamba mountain range and the snowy summits of "La Verónica" (5682 meters above sea level) and the "Chikón" (5530 meters above sea level). Its important occupation began when the Inkan Cusquenian nobles were stripped of their palaces in the Qosqo and had They go out to settle in other small towns like Maras. It has a church made of adobes, typical of the religious architecture of the town, inside the church are kept canvases of the Cusqueña School.

MORAY: It is located about 7 km southwest of Maras; It is unique archaeological group in its kind in the region. These are gigantic natural depressions or holes in the surface of the land that were used to build terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation canals, it is therefore a prototype of greenhouse or biological experimental station quite advanced for its time that helped that the American man of antiquity inherits to the humanity a 60% of the vegetable products that he consumes, that the Andean man consumes a thousand and a half of diverse varieties of potatoes, a hundred and a half of corn, and many other products.
P.M. Transfer to the chosen hotel.
Night accommodation in Cusco

DAY 14 - BUS TOURIST CUSCO - PUNO
Breakfast at the hotel
Early in the morning, departure by tourist bus to the city of Puno (3,860 m.s.). During the trip we will pass through the Wacarpay Lagoon, offering a spectacular view of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. We will continue to the picturesque town of Andahuaylillas, where we will visit the temple of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, baptized as the Sistine Chapel of America, for its wealth of colonial art and frescoes that cover walls, baseboards, ceilings and covers. On the way, we will stop at Racchi, where we will visit the spectacular Inca sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacútec dedicated to the great Inca god Wiracocha. It has a large central wall with a stone base and other walls made of adobe. Around the temple there are several old buildings used as houses or warehouses. Approximately 70 km Later, we will pass through the ranch of La Raya, where we will see herds of vicuñas and llamas.
Then we will travel along the Collao plateau, stopping in the city of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile center, where we will visit the Kalasaya temple, belonging to the ancient Pucara culture.
Buffet lunch in a country place, calm and peaceful, where we will delight with the regional culinary art.
In the afternoon, we will arrive in Puno and we will take you to your hotel.
Night of accommodation in Puno.

DAY 15 - EXC. FULL DAY FLOATING ISLANDS UROS / TAQUILE
Breakfast
07:00 Hrs. Transfer from the hotel to the port, to board our motor boat and visit the floating islands of Los Uros, which are approximately 30 minutes away. After a brief visit (40 min. Approx.), We will continue the trip to the Taquile Natural Island. Whose inhabitants are dedicated to Agriculture, crafts and fishing mainly. The locals continue to live according to their ancient Inca traditions and laws with folkloric manifestations, religious and folkloric rituals such as: Marriage (Sirvinacuy), payment to the land (Pachamama).
12.00 Hrs. (half day) Typical lunch.
After lunch: Los Paxs, they will have two free hours to visit the craft center of the town and take pictures with panoramic views and then return to the city of Puno (to their respective hotels).
Night of accommodation in Puno.

DAY 16 - PUNO - COPACABANA - ISLA DEL SOL (SOUTH) - INTI WATA COMPLEX - LAKE TITICACA - LA PAZ
In the first hour, transfer by road to the Sanctuary of Copacabana. Short visit to the Shrine of the Virgin of Copacabana, to then board the Catamaran Cruise enjoying a snack on board to the Isla del Sol, cradle of the Inca Empire. In this legendary island we visit the Garden, the Stairs and the Fountain of the Inca, later the itinerary includes the visit to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the main private tourist attraction of Bolivia, includes the underground museum of the Ekako, the centers of traditional medicine and of construction of totora rafts, the Pachamama terraces of Inca agriculture, an artisan center, the Intica refuge and the largest variety of Andean camelids located in the "Manco Kapac" viewpoint. The visit to the Inti Wata Complex also includes the possibility of sailing aboard an immense typical Totora raft and a panoramic visit to the Inca palace of Pilkokaina.
The catamaran is tackled again to continue the navigation enjoying a buffet lunch and the majestic panorama of Lake Titicaca. Transfer to La Paz.

DAY 17 - TIWANAKU
Breakfast
Pre-Inca archaeological site (1,500 a.c.) to 72 Km. From La Paz, known for its monuments and its admirable lithic sculpture. In this archaeological capital of Bolivia we will visit the Semi-subterranean Temple, Kalasasaya, Puerta del Sol, the museum and the town whose church was built in 1612, partly with materials extracted from the ruins.
P.m. Transfer to the bus terminal to take the Bus to Uyuni
22:00 hrs. departure to Uyuni in the transport company Todo Turismo with service on board

DAY 18 - UYUNI
Reception. Departure to the town of Colchani, place of cutting and the artisan processing plant of iodized salt, then the Salt Water Eyes, visit the first salt hotel and exit to the Tunupa Volcano at whose base we will visit the Pucaras de Ayque (pre-Columbian ruins ), the Tunupa Viewpoint from where you have beautiful views of the Salar de Uyuni. The afternoon begins to fall and the sunset is a magical moment painted with strong red and orange colors like flashes of fire. Lunch and dinner. Accommodation night Night of Stars *.
NIGHT OF STARS (Possibility All year with clear skies)
At night the firmament becomes a vault with flashes of billions of stars, you can see them on the horizon without looking up; the amount of shooting stars that can be observed and perceiving the constellations, make this a wonderful experience.
NIGHT OF STARS from December to March (rainy season)
Just a few millimeters of water cover the surface of the salt and as if by magic the boundary between the earth and the sky disappears and it seems that the stars come down from the sky by the perfect reflection that can be seen in the mirror of the salt.

DAY 19 - UYUNI - LA PAZ
Breakfast.
Visit to the Salar de Uyuni, to the Inca Huasi Island, characterized by its calcareous surface, full of capricious caves and giant cacti from 8 to 10 meters. Lunch. Visit to the Devil's Cave. Return to Uyuni by visiting the Train Cemetery. Transfer to the terminal and at 20:00 hrs. Departure by bus to La Paz.
Dinner and night on board the bus.

DAY 20 - LA PAZ - PUNO
06:30 hrs. arrival to peace and transfer to the chosen hotel
Regular Tourist Transport DAILY - LA PAZ - PUNO Vía Copacabana
07:30 hrs. Pick up from the hotel
08:00 hrs. departure of the tourist bus from La Paz
12:00 hrs. Arrival to the town of Copacabana
13:30 hrs. Exit of the tourist bus Copacabana - Puno
16:00 hrs. (Peruvian time) arrival at the bus terminal in Puno
Transfer to the chosen hotel
Accommodation night

Day 21 - EXC. ON ROUTE SILLUSTANI / AIRPORT
Breakfast
At the indicated time, transfer from the hotel to the Archaeological Center of Sillustani. On the way you can appreciate in its true magnitude the beauty of the flora and fauna of the Altiplano, witness to the flourishing of ancient cultures.
After this excursion (two hours of visit), transfer to the airport of the city of Juliaca, assistance to the passengers until the respective boarding.
P.m. Arrival in Lima and transfer to the chosen hotel
Accommodation night

Day 22 - TRANSFER OF DEPARTURE
Breakfast
Timely transfer for your international flight

Conditions

Prices per person in US dollars
Rates subject to availability previous confirmation of the reservation.
Valid to Cash Payment or via Tranfer.
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Nazca Lines overflight tax
Entrance to La Calera thermal baths in Chivay
Does not include internal flights
Non-refundable, non-endorsable and non-transferable package.
Any incident presented at the hotel or in the transport is important to leave it registered at the destination. Then on your return inform the agency to proceed with the respective inquiries.
If you require an invoice, it is important to detail the ruc number, commercial reason and address when the reservation is requested.
Always consult for the maximum number of people allowed for each type of room required.
Rates only valid for the detailed dates above.
Exclusive rate for foreigners.

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