“The best of Southern Peru”

Tour Highlights

Ballestas Islands, Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

  • Tour starts and ends in Lima
  • Departs any day
  • Inca trail tour and permit included
  • Machu Picchu and all tickets included
  • All domestic air included

Andean Adventure in Peru 15 days

“Witness the unique view from the Sun Gate as you make your way to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu…”BOOK NOW

Starting point : Lima

Ending point : Lima

Duration : 15 days

Activities : Archaeological, Cultural, Camping, Ecological, Hiking

Airfares : All Peru domestic flights included (AQP/CUZ, CUZ/LIM and Nazca Lines overflight included)

Highlights : Ballestas Islands National Reserve, Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.

Trip Code : IT15D

Price includes all credit card transaction fees and taxes

An incredible 15 days Nazca Lines, Ballestas Islands, Colca Canyon, the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Tour taking in the main attractions in Peru to combine the best the Inca Empire offers in one of the best custom made travel package you will find to travel to the Land of the Incas

Andean Adventure Itinerary
15 days

(B)=Breakfast ; (L)=Lunch ; (D)=Dinner

Day 1 : Lima

Upon arrival to Lima, we will take you to your hotel in Miraflores, Lima. If you arrive early, we can arrange a City Tour that includes museum visits or sight-seeing excursions. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 : Lima – Paracas (B)

You will have time in the morning to walk around the beautiful town of Miraflores or visit Larcomar. At midday we will pick you up from your hotel and we will take you to the Cruz del Sur bus station. You will take a first class bus from Lima to Paracas. You will be in Paracas at about 5:00p.m. You will spend the night at a local hotel located near to the port.

Day 3 : Paracas – Nazca (B) – Ballestas Islands

Early in the morning you will have a guided visit of the Ballestas Islands located at the Paracas National Reserve which is the first marine conservation center of the country and one of the most important in the world. It was established in 1975 and it covers a total area of 335,00 ha. from which 117,406 are on land and 217,594 are in the ocean. Nearby half the birds and marine mammal populations inhabiting the southern island’s are protected within the fifty six hundred square mile, Paracas National Reserve. You will take a motorboat excursion to the Ballestas Islands, a critical hub for rare and endangered species including sea lions, Humboldt penguins, and more than one hundred an ten migratory and resident sea birds. Upon arrival, you will take a first class bus towards Nazca. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 4 : Nazca – Arequipa (B) – Nazca Lines Overflight

Early in the morning, we will take you to the small airport of Nazca where you will board a 6-passenger, Cessna Grand Caravan for about 40 minutes. This flight will let you observe fourteen of the mysterious Nazca Lines. Using as their canvas Pampa Coloradan (Red Plains), a plateau 37 miles long and 15 miles wide, Nazca artists etched works of monumental proportion: a montage of geometric designs, or “geoglyphs”, and whimsical portrayals of plants and animals such as the hummingbird, fish, dog, lizard, puma, spider, condor,and monkey. The lines spread over hundreds of square miles and were created by removing the rust-colored stones that cover the desert, revealing the light-colored soil beneath. In this dry, rainless environment, erosion has been practically nil, allowing the markings to endure virtually intact for 1,500 to 2,000 years. At 4:30p.m. you will take a first class bus from Nazca to Arequipa. Upon your arrival to Arequipa at about 11:45p.m., we will take you to your hotel located in Arequipa downtown. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 5 : Arequipa (B) – Santa Catalina Monastery

After lunch, you will start the City Tour. You will visit: Main Square, Colonial Churches (“Claustros de la Compañia”), and majestic Santa Catalina Monastery, considered a masterpiece of colonial architecture, this monastery is a large complex of rooms, picturesque plazas, ornate fountains and a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets. Return to the Hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 6 : Chivay (B)(L) – Colca Canyon, la Calera hot springs

Early in the morning, you will take a comfortable small bus towards Chivay. On the way you will the National Reserve of Pampa Cañahuas (vicuña reserve). Transfer your hotel in Chivay. After lunch you’ll prepare to head to the Thermal Waters of La Calera: this compound has several pools of thermo-medicinal waters with high amounts of sulphur and iron, which help on the treatment of illnesses such as rheumatism and arthritis. They are located at approximately 5 minutes from the City. (bring a swimsuit). Return to the Hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 7 : Chivay – Arequipa (B) – Condor Cross

After an early breakfast, you will head to the “Condor Cross” following the Colca Canyon downstream as it gets deeper and deeper. This is the best viewpoint to admire the Colca Canyon and the majestic flight of the Andean Condor (the biggest flying bird on earth). You will return to Chivay for lunch and prepare the return to Arequipa, on the way you’ll have stops in local towns such as Pinchollo, Maca, Yanque to have a close view of Andean life. Upon arrival, you will have time to relax. Overnight at your hotel in Arequipa.

Day 8 : Arequipa – Cusco (B)

In the morning, we will take you to the airport in order to take a flight to Cusco, center of the Inca Empire. Arrival and transfer to you Hotel after a quick tour of the beautiful Plaza De Armas. You will be free for the remainder of the day to relax and acclimatize to the altitude (10,856 ft). Overnight at your hotel located at the most emblematic neighborhood of Cusco. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 9 : Cusco (B) – City Tour

In the afternoon, you will have a guided CITY TOUR and 04 archeological sites in Cusco. Guided visit to the City’s CATHEDRAL with magnificent colonial art and the Santo Domingo Church – KORIKANCHA which displays the best Inca stonework in Cusco, and Archeological Ruins near the city: Indian sanctuary of SACSAYHUAMAN with its megalithic stone terraces, The amphitheatre of Q’ENQO, the fortress of PUKA PUKARA and the spring-shrine of TAMBOMACHAY. Return to the Hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Cusco.

Day 10 : Cusco – Ollantaytambo (B) – Sacred Valley

Today you will embark upon a day-long guided excursion through snowcapped mountains to the legendary Sacred Valley of the Incas. Begining in PISAQ, lunch buffet at URUBAMBA, then we continue to the Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO located at the Andean town of the same name. You will spend the night at a local hotel.

Day 11 : Ollantaytambo – Km 82 – Wayllabamba (B)(L)(D) – Inca Trail – about 5 – 6 hr. trekking)

At about 8:30a.m., your guide will pick you up from your hotel. After meeting your group, we will take you to the starting point for the trek located in Piscacucho (Km82). You will enjoy lunch at Miskay and after that you will head towards your first camp at Wayllabamba, on the way we will have a good view of the archaeological complex of Llactapata, where you will have lunch. Dinner and overnight in tents at the campsite.

Day 12 : Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo (B)(L)(D) – Inca Trail – (about 6 – 7 hr. trekking)

After breakfast, the toughest part of the trail begin, walking towards the highest point in the Inca Trail – Warmihuañusca or Dead Woman`s Pass located at 13776 feet above sea level – where you will have an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole area and will observe different types of microclimates. Here, you will have a tremendous feeling of achievement mixed with relief on reaching the top. After a well deserve rest, you will continue hiking towards Pacaymayo where we will camp and have lunch and dinner.

Day 13 : Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarks – Wiñay Wayna (B)(L)(D) – Inca Trail – (about 7 hr. trekking)

After breakfast, you start the ascent towards the second most important pass of the trail at 12630 f.a.s.l. having a guided visit at the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and the Inca citadel of Sayacmarca. Lunch will be served after the second visit. Continue your trekking towards Phuyupatamarka (Cloud-level town), another important archaeological monument. After a short break, you will continue walking to Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young) for a guided visit of this impressive archaeological complex with a spectacular setting. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 14 : Wiñay Wayna – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (B) – Machu Picchu

After breakfast, you will start hiking very early to arrive in time at Machu Picchu. After an one hour walk through the forest towards the Inti Punku or the Gate of the Sun, also known as the Entrance Gate to Machu Picchu, you will have the most impressive panoramic view of the citadel. Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, you will have a two hours guided tour around the citadel, visiting the main sites and monuments. After the tour, you will have some free time to wander around, and then you will meet with the rest of the group to drive by bus down to Aguas Calientes. The afternoon train (18:20 hrs) will take you to Ollantaytambo where a transfer will take you to your hotel in Cusco. Overnight at your hotel in Cusco.

Day 15 : Cusco – Lima – Return Home (B)

Today, we will pick you up from your hotel in order to take you to the airport. Flight from Cusco to Lima. This marks the end of our services. Trip extensions to other regions or extra days in Lima or Cusco can be arranged.

Inca Trail Tour Inclusions

  • All transfers stated on the itinerary
  • Entrance ticket to all attractions stated on the itinerary
  • Accomodation on single, double or triple rooms
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 night of accommodation in Lima
  • 1 night of accommodation in Paracas
  • 1 night of accommodation in Nazca
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Arequipa
  • 1 night of accommodation in Chivay
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Cusco
  • 1 night of accommodation in Ollantaytambo
  • 3 nights camping during the Inca Trail
  • First class bus Lima/Paracas, Paracas/Nazca
  • Ballestas Islands excursion
  • NAZCA LINES overflight
  • First class bus Nazca/Arequipa
  • City Tour in Arequipa (Santa Catalina Monastery included)
  • Colca Canyon Tour (Hot sprngs of La Calera included)
  • Domestic Flight AREQUIPA/CUSCO
  • CITY TOUR and 04 archeological sites in Cusco
  • Sacred Valley Tour
  • Domestic Flight CUSCO/LIMA
  • Informative presentation of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation to head of trail (82 Km.)
  • English/Spanish-speaking professional guide during the Inca Trail
  • Personal pad (double foam)
  • Tents (Marmot Limestone)
  • Cooking equipment
  • Porters service (to carry the tents and cooking equipment only)
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the trail.
  • One bus ticket one way down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train ticket one way Aguas Calientes/ Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to downtown Cusco
  • Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
  • First Aid equipment
  • Transfers in/out in every city.
  • Entrance ticket to all attractions stated in the Itinerary
Excluded in tour cost
  • International round – trip airfare to and from Peru
  • Nazca airport tax (around US$7)
  • Tips and gratuities to guide and support staff
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Travel insurance
  • Continental breakfasts are included at all hotels. All other meals are not included unless specified in the itinerary.
Note: If you are considering bringing some photography equipment or other heavy accessories, please request additional portering service to carry your personal belongings, this way you will freely enjoy the hike. (This is highly recommended if you have never hiked over 10000 feet). Cooks handle all the kitchen chores during the Inca Trail. † Vistadome train upgrade : USD 70.00

Group Service Price : 2017 Andean Adventure

LIMA NAZCA PARACAS AREQUIPA CHIVAY CUSCO OLLANTA Double/Triple Single
TOURIST: La Castellana Casa Hac Oasis Emancipador Viza Colca Llaqta Antawasi Ollanta Lodge 2315.00 2585.00
SUPERIOR1: La Hacienda Majoro San Agustin Tierra Viva Pozo Cielo Taypikala Tierra Viva 2615.00 3199.00
SUPERIOR2: Libertador Casa Andina Aranwa Casa Andina PC Casa Andina Casa Andina PC Sol y Luna 3529.00 5205.00

NOTE: Should the requested hotel be fully booked, Inca Trail Reservations, reserves the right to book another hotel in the same category and characteristics.

*If any of the third party costs included on this package experiences an increment, we will immediately update the package price. Trekkers affected by the modification must pay the difference upon arrival in Cusco. If the price of the domestic flight included experiences a variation, the agent in charge of your account will inform you immediately in order to add or substract the difference.

Optionals:
  • Additional portering service : USD 130.00 (full) – USD 65.00 (half) + view details If you are considering bringing some photography equipment or other heavy accessories, or just simply don’t want to carry anything, please request additional portering service (US$ 130) to carry your personal belongings (i.e. sleeping bag, foamy pad), this way you will freely enjoy the hike. (This is highly recommended if you have never hiked over 10000 feet). Cooks handle all the kitchen chores. Working conditions of our porters is a very important issue for us, that is why we enforce inca trail regulations. Request Additional Porter when filling the Booking form. Porters require a permit and they won’t be available if permits are sold out. Each porter is allowed to carry up to 20 kg (44 lb). If you request additional portering service, the additional porter will carry up to 15 kg (33 lb) of your belongings, the remaining 5 kg (12.5 lb) will be for the porter’s personal belongings. Support inca trail porters as they do the hardest job. Half porter service to carry up to 7 kg (15 lb) is available for USD 65.00
  • Vistadome train upgrade Aguas Calientes to Poroy : USD 70.00 + view detailsTransfer from Poroy train station to Cusco is still included when upgrading to Vistadome
    • * Not available from January to April
  • Huayna Picchu entrance ticket : USD 85.00 + view detailsOnly 200 spots are available per day to hike Huayna Picchu, please request this additional ticket at the time of booking.
  • Single tent supplement : USD 25.00
  • Sleeping bag : USD 25.00 (per unit / 3 nights)
  • Walking pole : USD 20.00 (per unit / 4 days)
  • Aguas Calientes overnight: + view detailsNormally you return to Cusco the fourth day, but it is possible to arrange an additional night in Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes). Different types of accommodation are available as well as activities for the next day like climbing Huayna Picchu (could also be done on the fourth day), taking a hike along the Orchid Trail or visit Mandor waterfall. This also gives you the opportunity to return to the Machu Picchu Archaeological complex the next day and keep exploring…(additional entrance ticket required).

Please proceed to booking by clicking on the date you would like to start the tour. The Inca Trail is closed in February for conservation projects.

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Duration: 15 Days
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“The best of Southern Peru”

Tour Highlights

Ballestas Islands, Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

  • Tour starts and ends in Lima
  • Departs any day
  • Inca trail tour and permit included
  • Machu Picchu and all tickets included
  • All domestic air included

Tour Details