Perú DAILY ITINERARY DAY 1 (Wednesday)- Arrival in Lima At your arrival into the International Jorge Chavez Airport, our bilingual staff will transfer you to the Hotel selected, where we will describe briefly the activities you will be attending during your stay in Perú. DAY 2 - (Thrusday) Breakfast at Hotel (B/L/D) Visit to one of UNESCO World Heritage sites(*) - City Tour Lima Colonial and Modern In the morning our bilingual Guide will pick you up from your Hotel. Get acquainted with Perú’s Capital City, its 2000 years of history and Colonial heritage, visiting Lima’s Historical Centre(*): Cathedral, Church and Convent of San Francisco (Catacombs), Convent Santo Domingo, Plaza Mayor, Government Palace. Degustation Lunch on breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean Cala Restaurant – Restaurant Cala is the perfect place to savor maritime haut cuisine while delighting on breathtaking ocean views of the Pacific. Cala’s view and setting blend perfectly with its food, a tasty fusion of Mediterranean and Peruvian cuisine prepared by a talented team of chefs. Cala’s mission is to meet the demands of his clientele, by offering the best quality cuisine and service. Show “The Peruvian Paso Horse and the National Celebration” Hacienda Mamacona - Amazing Spectacle of the best horses- Degustation Dinner This beautiful farm is located 20 kms. south of Lima. You will experience an exhibition of the beautiful “CABALLOS DE PASO”. You will be able to ride one of these unique horses of their kind. The show will be accompanied by a delicious Degustation dinner of Creole food, as well as a spectacular Musical Show, where you can enjoy the traditional dances of the different regions of the country. (*) This Tour has to be scheduled only on Thursday!! Transfer to your selected hotel DAY 3 – (Friday) - (B/L/D/) Breakfast at hotel Visit Lima’s open market - Hands On/Cooking Class and Degustation Lunch – In this special tour you will enjoy and taste the best typical Peruvian food. We will visit an open market to taste a variety of peruvian fruits, vegetables and seafood. Our guide will take you to one of the most renowned restaurant in Lima, where the chef will teach and you will prepare typical peruvian dishes, such as the famous Ceviche; as well as the national drink called pisco sour; follow by lunch. Visit and Dinner on Pre-Inca Archaeological site La Huaca Pucllana Restaurant You will have dinner on the terrace that overlooks an actual pre-Inca archaeological site, built between 200 and 700 AD, and next to a 1500-year -old adobe pyramid. With a philosophy based on paying homage to the roots of Peruvian cooking, using the many superb ingredients available in the country including meat, fish, shellfish and an infinite variety of vegetables, the menus are an attractive mixture of tastes, aromas, textures and colors. DAY 4 – (Saturday) LIMA- PARACAS – ICA (B/L) Breakfast at the Hotel Early in the morning you will have a road trip from Lima to Paracas bay, it will take 3 ½ hours approximately. You will first visit the Paracas National Reserve. It is a masterful reserve of ecology, located in Ica in the coastal desert. It is one of the richer marine ecosystems of the world. Then proceed to Ica city. ICA- Pisco Tasting – Hands On/Cooking class – Buffet Lunch Visit one of the oldest bodega in the South, where you will experience how Pisco is made, from the selection of the grapes, the maceration in modern containers that keep the wine at the right temperature, and the distillation in copper stills, to turn the white wine into our Pisco. You will taste a variety of Piscos. Visit to the Store, where you can buy Pisco. You will participate in the elaboration of some dishes from the Region, follow by a Buffet-Lunch, where you will taste the dishes you have prepared with the Chef!! After the tour, you will return to Paracas, and check in at HACIENDA PARACAS HOTEL (Standard room) DAY 5 – (Sunday) BALLESTA ISLANDS-NAZCA-LIMA (B/L) Breakfast at the hotel Morning boat ride to the Ballestas Islands-Pisco, inhabited by boobies, pelicans, sea lions and Humboldt penguins. The still unexplained Candelabro marking lines can be seen on the way. Then you will be transferred to Pisco airport (15 minutes from Paracas) and check in for the Nazca Lines Over flight. (Please bear in mind that the schedule is subject to weather conditions) Enjoy a 1hour-30minute flight on a high-wing light aircraft, over the desert and the mysterious Nazca Lines, which can only be seen from the air. Even though they are centuries old how were they made and their purpose is still a mystery. You will also appreciate the Palpa Lines and the new discoveries in Pisco, Ocucaje and Cahuachi. Among other figures, you will see the astronaut, the monkey and the spider. Return to Lima on board your private transportation ride along the South Pan-American Highway You will enjoy a delicious typical lunch at El Piloto Restaurant on route Upon arrival to Lima you will transfered to your selected hotel. Shopping Time: Visit to Miraflores Artesanía Market - The largest and most important cluster of handicrafts markets in all of Perú, where you can buy original silver, gold, fabric, sweaters, alpaca rugs and pottery, etc. DAY 6 – (Monday) LIMA-AREQUIPA/ COLCA CANYON (B/L) Breakfast at the hotel - Flight to Arequipa We will transfer you from your hotel to the airport Upon arriving in Arequipa we will provide assistance at the airport and transfer you to your hotel selected. Degustation- Lunch at a Regional Typical Restaurant – Considered one of the best tourist restaurants in Arequipa. It’s colonial-era beauty is unsuerpassed –The menu contains an exquisite variety of typical Arequipa dishes and there are live music and dance to make each visit an unforgetable culinary experience. In the afternoon, you will walk through the Historic Center*, built mostly with a local sillar, a pale volcanic rock, affording Arequipa its glorious architecture and its appropriate nickname, "the White City". Visit the Convent of Santa Catalina, where the first-born daughters of the local elite were cloistered for life, since the mid.16th Century until 1970. *Unesco World Heritage Site” Overnight at CASA ANDINA CLASSIC AREQUIPA (Standard room) DAY 7 (Tuesday) – (B/L) Visit the second deepest canyon in the world -COLCA CANYON/ AREQUIPA Breakfast at the hotel An early start from Arequipa to the village of Chivay approximately at 04:00am. You will then visit the village of Yanque and the vantage points at Antahuilque and Choquetico. This is followed by a visit to Cruz del Cóndor to see the Colca Valley (the second deepest canyon in the world, more than 4 kilometres at its deepest part) followed by an astonishing sight: the great and majestic condor flying only a few metres away. On the way back to Arequipa you visit the villages of Pinchollo. Lunch at Restaurant El Balcon de Don Zacarias Return to Arequipa Overnight at CASA ANDINA CLASSIC AREQUIPA (Standard room) DAY 8 – (Wednesday) AREQUIPA/ CUSCO/ SACRED VALLEY (B/L) Breakfast at the hotel - Flight to Cusco Transfer from hotel to the airport, assistance on departure flight. Morning free In Cusco City to acclimatize. We take a tour of the city, starting out at the Santo Domingo convent monastery. This former Colonial monastery was previously the Koricancha temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. According to the chronicles, it was covered in gold Leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Also included in the tour are stops at the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. After touring the most interesting sites of the city, you will be driven to the countryside outside Cusco to visit some of the remarkable Inca ruins in the area. Included are the cult centre of Sacsayhuaman, the temple and amphitheatre of Kenko, and the Red Fortress of Puca Pucara. (*) Tour and Degustation Lunch at Potato Park Potatoes originated in the South American Andes Mountains more than 8000 years ago, so where else in the world would you go to experience a “Potato Park”? Both a culinary and a cultural experience, Parque de la Papa, located near Cuzco, is a 22,000-acre potato preserve with more than 1300 varieties. Visitors can spend the day learning about the various kinds of potatoes,and the role these crops play in the lives of the local people and their culture. Included on the tour are Kinsaqocha Lake, fields of native potatoes, and workshops featuring handicrafts and medicinal plants. End the visit with lunch/dinner at the park’s Papamanka Restaurant and sample a variety of potato dishes while taking in spectacular views of the park. Overnight at Ramada Costa del Sol (Standard room) DAY 9 – (Thursday) SACRED VALLEY/ MACHU PICCHU (B/L) Breakfast at the hotel We take a trip to the Urubamba valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, You will begin the tour visiting, on route, Awanakancha, where South American camelidae are bred. Learn about the superb llama, alpaca and vicuna fibres as well as the ancient weaving techiques that are still in use. Continue to Pisac for an opportunity to bargain with vendors at its handicraft market. Lunch at El Parador de Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas Parador de Moray has become an innovative culinary alternative. It is in a completely refurbished country house decorated with Peruvian handicrafts. It is located in a privileged area, a few meters from the archeological site of Moray, and offers a culinary proposal designed by the renowned Chef Coque Ossio. Parador de Moray enables the passenger to enjoy a delicious typical meal, while contemplating the awesome snowed-capped peaks and the valley terraces. Our passengers will enjoy a unique experience. Later, visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived, and evidence of how it was constructed is still visible. After admiring the site's magnificent past stroll through the quaint streets of today's town. Overnight at CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION (Superior room) DAY 10 (Friday) – (B/L/D) MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO- Dinner at the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art. Breakfast at the hotel We will transfer you to Ollanta station to board the train to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, you will take a 25-minute coach ride to "The Lost City of the Incas", discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. You will then have a guided tour of the marvellous citadel, an awe-inspiring experience. Later, feel free to stroll around the archaeological site. In the afternoon you will return to Ollanta. Upon arrival at Ollanta, we will provide assistance at the train station and transfer to your hotel in Cusco. Buffet Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge Tonight you will enjoy a farewell dinner at Map Café Restaurant, unique goumet experience in Cusco. The restaurant is housed in a glass structure. In the forecourt of the Museum of Pre-colombian Art. Experienced chef Coque Ossio reinterprets Peruvian classics with a personal touch and achieves memorable results. Overnight at Ramada Costa del Sol Cusco (Standard Room) DAY 11 (Saurday) CUZCO – PUNO (B/L) Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to the Train Station to depart to Puno (Include Lunch) Overnight at Hotel Hacienda Puno Bolivia DAILY ITINERARY DAY 12 (Sunday) PUNO – COPACABANA – SUN ISLAND (B) (L) (D) Breakfast. Today we will cross the Border to Bolivia. We will pick you up in Puno and drive to Copacabana, the most important catholic shrine, where the Virgin Mary figure from the XVIth century is venerated. The church was built by the spanish conquerors to house this image. After the visit, we head to the harbour and start our Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island visiting there the Sun Virgins Temple Iñak Uyu, a tempel dedicated to the Virgins of the Sun. After the visit, we continue to the Sun Island to visit the "Pilcocaina" Sun Temple. Soft llama trek to "Posada del Inca Eco Lodge". Lunch will be served in form of a communal meal called “ajtapi”. Right after lunch, we will start preparing our dinner with our chef. The “huatia”, name for an earthed oven is a typical way of cooking the food, placing it in a hole and covering it then with earth where a fireplace will be maintained until the cooking time is over, many hours later. Time at leisure to explore the surroundings. Around 6:00 p.m. you will start a guided walking tour through the island visiting the community before we reach the top of the island for an impressive sunset on Lake Titicaca. When we return, our “ajtapi” (dinner) will be ready and we can enjoy what we have prepared earlier. Overnight at the "Posada Inca Eco Lodge. DAY 13 (Monday) SUN ISLAND - HUATAJATA (B) (L) (D) After breakfast, visit the Inca Staircase & Sacred fountain and taste the sacred water believed to give eternal youth & happiness. Lunch at the "Uma Kollu" archaeological restaurant previous explanation of the inca grains such as amaranto and quinua with degustation. Our chef and guide will explain you how to make a typical quinua soup after you have tasted it. After lunch, Hydrofoil cruise to Huatajata. Upon arrival, experience the "Andean Roots Eco Village": Visit the Altiplano Museum, where a state of the art audio system will explain in your own language the cultural heritage of the Aymaras and the Incas, the colonial time and Jacques Cousteau Expedition to Lake Titicaca. And if you want, depending on climate conditions, you can also fish your own Titicaca trout for dinner. Before supper, audiovisual and night visit to "The Mystic World of the Kallawayas", natural healers of Bolivia authorized by law to practice natural medicine. "Tata Benjo", -our Kallawaya- will bless visitors and read your future by casting his sacred coca leaves. Welcome drink & Candlelight dinner" . After dinner night visit to the Native Observatory "Alajpacha". Learn from the Aymaras Cosmovision & watch the Southern constellations, just unforgettable. Overnight at "Inca Utama Hotel & Spa" DAY 14 (Tuesday) HUATAJATA – LA PAZ (B)(D) Breakfast. In the morning, bus transfer to La Paz, the administrative capital and largest city of Bolivia. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and registration. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can just enjoy the facilities of your hotel including the spa, or walk aorund downtown to appreciate the daily life at this altitude (3.600 m.a.s.l). At the evening, we will have a buffet dinner with a sort of typical culinary delicacies from Bolivia, like the sajta de pollo or picante de lengua among others . DAY 15 (Wednesd) LA PAZ–COROICO (B) (L) (D) Breakfast. Early morning we head towards the town of Coroico around 96 km northeast from La Paz. On the way we cross the Andes mountain range going down to the rainforest of the Yungas of subtropical climate. In the La Cumbre Pass, the highest point of our trip at 4,800 meters, according to ancient traditions, we make a small ceremony to the Pachamama, the Mother Earth who will protect us in the future. Then the descent begins on a paved road, down to a height of 1,450 m. to the city of Coroico, where we reach our hotel today. After a delicious lunch of local products, we will take a short walk where we see coffee, fruit and coca plantations. Optional: It is possible to make the trip on bikes from the old road to the hotel, where the rest of the group will be waiting for you. DAY 16 (Thursday) COROICO - LA PAZ (B) (L) Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you can enjoy the subtropical climate of the Yungas and use the hotel pool. For lunch we will have our “last hands on /cooking class” of the trip. We will use products of the region, specially the bananas that can also be included in several dishes or the citrics for delicious desserts. After lunch,return to the city of La Paz. Overnight DAY 17 (Friday) LA PAZ – RETURN FLIGHT (B) Breakfast. In the morning tour of the city. La Paz and the surrounding area bring you to a mysterious past, where every corner, every street, is a hidden treasure where the adventure starts a living story that will enhance all their pre-Hispanic traditions and magic in their streets. The colonial quarters, indigenous and modern, the indigenous market, the witch market and fascinating scenarios are framed by the majestic "Illimani" the mountain landmark, in the Cordillera de los Andes. Finally we visit the Valley of the Moon, where you will see bizarre formations of clay. Back to the hotel. On time transfer for your return flight at home. End of our services. (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner What is included in the package: All transfers and local ground transportation as per itinerary. Hotel accommodations in double occupancy and breakfast in the selected Hotel Single Accommodation available for an extra charge Meals and drinks included in the itinerary Side trips to historic and cultural sites, as per itinerary Knowledgeable English/German speaking guide Confirmation of international flights. Paracas-Arequipa-Cuzco-Puno-La Paz-Copacabana- Huatajata-Coroico All transfers and local ground transportation as per itinerary on private basis. Hotel accommodations in Paracas, Arequipa, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Puno, La Paz, Huatajata, Coroico, in double occupancy including breakfast Meals and drinks included in the Itinerary Cusco Tourist Tax. Knowledgeable English speaking guide What is NOT included in the package: International airfares to/from Perú/Bolivia Domestic air tickets Pre and post tour accommodations. International and National Air Departure Tax Travel Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accidents, etc. Personal expenses, such as tips, alcoholic and soft drinks, telephone bills, Laundry and ironing services, etc. Tours, Services, Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program.
GROUP TRAVEL DEPARTURE DATES: 17.04.2013 19.06.2013 17.07.2013 18.09.2013 10.10.2013 31.10.2013
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Trip to Perú: Visit to Paracas/ Ballestas Islands/ Ica/Nazca Visit to Arequipa/Colca Canyon Visit to Cuzco/Machu Picchu/ Puno Trip to Bolivia: Visit to La Paz/Copacabana/Huatajata/Coroico
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