Machupicchu - Nazca Lines -10day
Day 01: Cusco: Sightseeing tour and Nearby Ruins
Breakfast. Morning at leisure. Lunch on your own.
In the afternoon, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9m / 30ft high and weighing over 350 tons.
at 20.00 p.m evening get ready to enjoy a dinner with a folklore show in a typical restaurant where the musicians play their melodies with Andean instruments of beautiful sounds, while typically dressed dancers will show you different ancient Peruvian dances.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner Show Folklore
Day 02: Cusco: Sacred Valley of the Incas
Early morning excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Visit to the picturesque indian Pisac Market held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this strategic Mlitary, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire.
Evening free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square of Ollantaytambo
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 03: Ollantaytambo / Abra de Malaga / Santa Teresa
We will departure at 07.00 a.m. by private car to Santa Teresa going through Abra de Malaga, which lies at nearly 14500 about sea level and at the foot of the massive glacier of Veronica ( 17500 feet ) We will have some opportunities to take some pictures along the way as well.
We wll arrive in Santa Teresa hotel just 3* there after that we will walk for 30’ to the hot springs of of Cocalmayo It was build on the slope of the mountain and on the edges of Urubamba River. The thermal water complex has three pools of different sizes and depths, its medicinal water supply varies between 40 º C and 44 º C. It differs mainly from the other hot springs of Peru for its clear waters. These waters have medicinal properties to treat skin ulcers, bone pain and rheumatism. In the thermal baths also the traveler can be placed under cold jets from the Uripata gaps, it provide a comforting feeling. At the bottom of the pools there is soft sand and around there are rocks, vegetation, mountains and the sound of the river. Santa Teresa hot springs are fully equipped with restrooms, showers, locker rooms, soccer fields, camping space, coffee, kiosk and a gazebo. It also has a whirlpool system.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 04: Santa Teresa / Aguas Calientes ( Machupicchu Town )
At 08.00 a.m. after breakfast we will walk to Aguas Calientes Town Today will be an even more tropical climate still as we draw nearer and nearer to the ancient city. We will walk for 3 hours by the truck road to Hydro-Electric Power Plant, where there is a sacred ceremonial site, IntiHuatana waiting for us, from here we will get Aguas Calientes trekking by the rail way , where we will immediately transfer to our hotel for the night. That night we will share a dinner with our guide as he briefs us on the next day’s plans before going to sleep.
Meals Included: Breakfast Photo Gallery
Day 05: Aguas Calientes / Huaynapícchu / Machu Picchu / Sun Gate / Aguas Calientes / Cuzco
The day starts with an early morning rise to Bus Station for a 20’ journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as " The Lost City of the Incas ". bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the incredible site of Huayna Picchu also known as Wayna Picchu ( Quechua " Young Peak " ) The number of daily visitors allowed to enter Huayna Picchu is restricted to 200 is a mountain in Peru around which the Urubamba River bends. It rises over Machupicchu, the so - called lost city of the Incas, and divides it into sections. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2,720 metres ( 8,920 ft ) above sea level, or about 360 metres ( 1,180 ft ) higher than Machu Picchu. According to local guides, the top of the mountain was the residence for the high priest and the local virgins
Machupicchu Every morning before sunrise, the high priest with a small group would walk to Machu Picchu to signal the coming of the new day. The Temple of the Moon , one of the three major temples in the Machu Picchu area, is nestled on the side of the mountain and is situated at an elevation lower than Machu Picchu. Adjacent to the Temple of the Moon is the Great Cavern, another sacred temple with fine masonry. The other major local temples in Machu Picchu are the Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Principal Temple, " Unfinished Temple ", and the Temple of the Sun, also called the Torreon.
Then we'll participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, The Sacred Sun Dial the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds.
The Sun Gates of Machu Picchu boast a picture-perfect vantage point overlooking Peru's most famous ruins. Tourists flock to this outcrop high in the Andes Mountains to enjoy the same view featured on virtually every postcard depicting the Machu Picchu citadel. Also known as Intipunku, the Sun Gates consist of two stones perched at a narrow passage in the crevice of the mountain just above Machu Picchu. The sun shines brilliantly through this portal each day when it rises -- hence the name.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 06: Cuzco / Nazca
a.m. San Pedro Market The Central Market or Mercado de San Pedro is one of the oldest of Cusco , founded in 1925 ; despite its age it had no significant changes , but it still remains the largest center of concentration and supply of the city .
The San Pedro Market in Cusco sits about an eight minute walk south from Plaza de Armas but couldn’t be more different!! On the walk to it you’ll generally notice more and more street vendors and ladies in traditional dress sitting on the side of the streets selling nuts, popcorn and other small bags of dried foods. You’ll spot more and more local shops (tiendas) selling the most random of things all in the one tienda. If you’re looking for an alpaca jumper, a freshly made juice, a bag of nectarines, some plantains to fry, buttifaras (ham sandwiches served on French bread) or some cheesy gifts for your parents or friends back home you’re definitely on your way to the right place!
Barrio San Blas
San Blas, a short but increasingly steep walk from the Plaza de Armas, is lined with artists' studios and artisans' workshops, and stuffed with tourist haunts -- many of the best bars and restaurants and a surfeit of hostels. It's a great area to wander around -- many streets are pedestrian - only The neighborhood also affords some of the most spectacular panoramic vistas in the city. In the small plaza at the top and to the right of Cuesta San Blas is the little white Templo de San Blas, said to be the oldest parish church in Cusco Although it's a simple adobe structure, it contains a marvelously carved churrigueresque cedar pulpit. Some have gone as far as proclaiming it the finest example of woodcarving in the world; carved from a single tree trunk, it is certainly impressive. The pulpit comes with an odd story, and it's difficult to determine whether it's fact or folklore: It is said that the carpenter who created it was rewarded by having his skull placed within his masterwork (at the top, beneath the feet of St. Paul) upon his death. Also worth a look is the baroque gold-leaf main altar.
Twelve Angled Stone
Although not the Inca-carved stone with the most sides or angles (there is a 13 angle stone on the opposite side of the building, some say there is a 14 angle stone, and in other places in the region there are stones with up to 44 angles) but it is the stone that has its sides most clearly defined and placed together with such perfection. It is as famous for this perfection as its still quite extraordinary number of angles, becoming symbolic of the skill of Inca stonemasons and architects. It has also become a local symbol and object of pride for Cusqueños and for Peru in general, perhaps what enticed two tourists from Chile (a neighbour who successfully invaded Peru and Bolivia for their mineral wealth) to deface it. At 16.00 p.m transfer to the bus terminal departure to Nazca if wanna leave by private car drop us on line
Meals Included: Breakfast & Snack on Board
Day 07: Nazca / Ica
a.m. Upon arrivel transfer to Nazca Airport for a 30 - minute flight over the enigmatic Nazca Lines. These enormous lineal drawings of animals, birds and geometric figures remain etched in the desert and they can only be appreciated from the air
After The Overflight to The Nazca Lineas we will go on to Ica by private car ( 2 hrs drive ) and we will visit Huacachina Laggon which is surounded for sand dunes, then Optional you will ride the dune buggy cars that will take you through the Ica desert up and down the dunes where you could also practice sandboarding., After Visit Huacachina day free for rest
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 08: Ica / Paracas
around 0930 we will go to the Paracas Peninsula, where we can find the most important Wildlife Sanctuary on the Peruvian Coast.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 09. Ballestas Island / Lima
Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands, where we can observe Sea lions, Boobies, Pelicans, Penguins and other Sea birds. On the way back, from the boat, we can also see the "Candelabro "( Candelabrum ), a giant figure etched in the sand on the side of a hill in the style of the Nazca Lines. On time required transfer to The Bus terminla back to Lima 4hrs
Meals Includes: Breakfast
Day 10: Lima / Home
After breakfast, transfer to Cusco Airport for your fly to Lima transfer hotel this day we wil have a guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the " City of Kings ". The tour includes Lima's Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, The Main Plaza, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies.
We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the Monks, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground Catacombs. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Transfer to Lima Airport fly back home
Meals Included: Breakfast