PERU AT A GLANCE
PERU AT A GLANCE
LIMA – AREQUIPA – COLCA – PUNO – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – AGUAS CALIENTES
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Medium Group
Peru is he largest and most powerful empire in South America built monuments like Machu Picchu, a wonder of the world and living legacy of the ancient Peruvians.
Undeniably a jewel in the crown of South America’s must-see destinations, Peru’s enticing array of attractions are infinite. Celebrated for its medley of landscapes and ancient cultural heritage, this enchanting destination has something to offer every avid traveller.
Home to the iconic Incan remnants of Machu Picchu, Cusco and the glorious Sacred Valley, as well as the mystical Nazca Lines, the country is a veritable “nirvana” for cultural and history enthusiasts.
Outdoor and wildlife fanatics are equally spoilt for choice with fantastic explorations of the emerald jungles of the Amazon and journeys to the world’s second deepest canyon, Colca, and Lake Titicaca featuring as unmissable highlights.
Let’s not forget the cuisine; and oh, what wonderful delicacies await you.
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- International and local Flights
- Services in shared/regular transportation and English speaking guide
- Only driver during airport/bus station transfers Spanish speaking
- Inca Rail Voyager train for Machu Picchu
- Based in 3* Tourist hotels included breakfast
- Meals as detailed in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Phone calls
- Drinks during the meals
- Others not detailed in itinerary
- Anything not in inclusions
- Day 1 Arrival to Lima
LIMA – AREQUIPA (B)
Breakfast at hotel, we can spend sometime in the center and then get ready for another flight, trust us its worth the effort
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for our flight to Arequipa (flight included).
Upon arrival, we pick you up and transfer you to your hotel to settle in.
You have the afternoon at leisure to explore the historic city from your centrally located hotel.
Overnight at 3* Hotel
AREQUIPA - COLCA (B)
In the early morning we leave Arequipa and head towards the Colca valley. After a 3 hour drive you arrive at Chivay, Colca‘s most important town where you’ll make a short stop to explore the local market.
In the afternoon you can visit the nearby thermal springs of La Calera. (entrance fee not included)
COLCA - PUNO (B)
Early morning we drive to an observation point, located between Maca and Cabanaconde, one of the deepest parts of the canyon. Here, you find the perfect spot to look down 1,200 m (3,937 ft) into the canyon at Mirador Cruz del Condor. It’s here that the legendary condor, the bird with the largest wingspan in the world, can be seen rising and circling on the morning thermals, silhouetted against the magnificent backdrop of the mountain scenery. Afterwards we stop at some of the picturesque towns en route to visit their colonial churches. Afterwards we start our journey towards Puno at the Titicaca Lake, which we will reach in the evening.
Our excursion by boat starts with a visit to the floating reed Islands of the Uros Indians followed by the Luquina peninsula. Locals in this less known area are not visited by mass tourism yet and will introduce you to daily activities and customs of their Quechua community. After visiting one of the forty Uros floating islands, an Andean lunch is served at Luquina. The views gained from this tucked away spot are the best that the lake’s offers.
PUNO – CUSCO (B,L)
Early morning. A ten-hour road trip takes you through picturesque Andean landscapes dotted by small villages and herds of llamas and vicunas to your final destination Cusco
From the La Raya pass (4,335 m/ 14,172 ft) we can enjoy a panoramic view of the snow-capped Andes. We then stop at Raqchi to visit the Viracocha Temple. This was the only Inca temple where clay was used in addition to stone as building material. The most impressive features are the cylindrical columns covered by fine clay layers. We also visit the famous church of Andahuaylillas, built in the 17th century by the Jesuits. Due to its wall and ceiling frescoes it is also known as the Sistine Chapel of the Andes.
Lunch is included at Feliphon Restaurant
Morning at leisure.
This afternoon we walk through the major sites of interest in Cusco. You visit the famous cathedral with its magnificently carved woodwork, ornate altar and many hundreds of canvases from the 17th-century Cusco Painting School. You continue exploring the cultural wealth of Cusco at the Temple of the Sun where we witness the incredible masonry of the Incas, an engineering feat that remains an enigma. Afterwards we walk along Hatunrumiyoc Street named after the 12-angled stone clearly visible in the remaining walls of what used to be Inca Roca’s Palace. You make a last stop in San Blas artisan quarter. Its steeped cobblestone alleys not only offer spectacular views of the city but are lined with workshops and galleries, a great way to soak in Cusco’s artistic atmosphere.
CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY (B)
This morning we will be picked up from our hotel for your tour to the Pisaq market in the Sacred Valley. Originally a place where people from remote communities used to barter their products, Pisaq has evolved to one of South America’s most famous souvenir markets. Make sure to sample some ’empanadas’ baked in traditional clay ovens.
Afterwards you continue to the town of Urubamba, where your hotel for this night is located.
SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES (B,D)
Morning transfer to nearby Ollantaytambo, where you will visit the town center which still maintains the original structure dating back to the Inca era. You will also have a panoramic view of the ruins from the town (entrance fee to visit the ruins is not included).
You then head to Ollantaytambo’s train station. The Expedition train ride train takes you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to Machu Picchu.
Upon arrival a small coach takes us up the steep roads to the entrance of the citadel. For centuries Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spaniards and has only been found in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. During a guided tour you will experience the uniqueness of the location and the genius that went into its construction, making this Inca site one of the seven new wonders of the world.
AS CALIENTES - CUSCO (B)
Morning at leisure.
In the afternoon you will board the Expedition train back to Ollanta train station, where you will be gathered and transferred to your hotel.
- Day 11 CUSCO (B)
CUSCO - LIMA (B)
Transfer to the airport in Cusco for your flight to Lima (flight included).
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Our wonderful journey came to an end.
Transfer to the airport in Lima for your international flight.
Peru is basically a country of open doors. The entry into Peru for Citizens of most American and Western European countries does not require a tourist visa. The maximum period of stay granted by the authorities is 183 days (cannot be extended). For longer periods of time for other purposes (business, study, work, etc.) it is necessary to apply for the corresponding visa at a Peruvian consulate.
In order to enter Peru it is indispensible to carry a valid passport. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Chile may enter with their valid national identification document.
- Fill out the form provided by the Peruvian consulate.(DGC 005)
- Personal interview, scheduled by the Peruvian consulate.
- Present a valid passport.
- UAE valid residency visa (in case of residents).
- Emirates ID.
- Round Trip ticket from Dubai to Peru (ticket, electronic ticket or reservation).
- Hotel booking; or tour package booking; or invitation letter legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru (any of these documents);
- Two (2) passport size colour photographs.
- Show financial solvency: recent copy of your bank statement stamped by the bank.
- Payment of the corresponding consular fee.
- Salary Certificate and NOC letter from the company.
– Being holders of valid visa of USA, UK, Canada, Australia or Schengen space countries, with a validity of at least 6 months. (excluded transit visas).
– Permanent resident, accredited with the document of permit (i.e. green card) in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia or Schengen space countries.
– The duration of stay for tourist/business travellers will be up to 180 days as maximum, whether continuous stay or various visits during the period of one year. (The stay will be
determined in the port of entry by the Immigration Officers).
Those rules began from 27th March 2017.