The Magical Route of the Andean Higlands

  • Lima • Ayacucho • Andahuaylas • Abancay • Sacred Valley • Cusco • Machu Picchu • Cusco • Puno • Arequipa • Nazca • Ica • Lima
  • 16D – 15N
Resting Inca places close to the Sea, colonial architecture in typical andean cities and cultural heritages with wild nature and deep canyons showing giant birds flying above you.

HIGHLIGHTS

★ Tambo Colorado Fortress
★ Pacucha Lake
★ Archaeological Complex of Sondor
★ Stone of Saywite
★ Archaeological Complex of Ollantaytambo
★ Traditional Pisac Market
★ Chincheros Village
★ Salt Beds of Maras
★ Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
★ Temple of Qenqo + Complex of Puca Pucara

★ Archaeological Complex of Tambomachay
★ Sacsayhuaman Fortress
★ Cathedral of Cusco / Qoricancha (Sun Temple)
★ Agricultural Complex of Tipon
★ Rumicolca Fortress
★ Archaeological Complex of Raqchi + Puca Pucara
★ Floating Island of the Uros + Taquile Island
★ Chulpas of Sillustani + Umayo Lake
★ Mirador Cruz del Condor
★ Archaeological Complex of Puerto Inca + Sacaco Museum
★ Nazca Lines + Ceremonial Center of Cahuachi

DAY
01 —

… / LIMA

Welcome to Peru!
Upon arrival at The International Airport of Lima (Jorge Chavez) a representative of Peru 4×4 adventures / Domiruth Travel Service will be awaiting for you, from there on transfer to the hotel. Arrival and check in (15:00 hours). Short briefing about the expedition and the usage of the 4×4 units, as well as safety regulations etc.
Overnight. ( – )

DAY
02 —

LIMA – PISCO – HUAYTARA – AYACUCHO (Total Kms Lima – Ayacucho 558 Kms)

Early 6 am breakfast at the hotel.
Reception of the 4×4 units and departure to the city of Ayacucho. Continuing the South Pan Americana until reaching San Clemente, turn off from the Pan Americana onto the Libertadores Highway up to Pampano.

On route we will pass by the town of Humay, afterwards visit Tambo Colorado Inca Fortress, which lays approximately 40 kms from San Clemente. Arrival at Pampano, continue on route until arriving in Ayacucho city (2,750 m.a.s.l).
Arrival and overnight. (B)

Note

We recommend you to take with you a Box Lunch (Not included in the price)

DAY
03 —

AYACUCHO – ANDAHUAYLAS (Ayacucho – Andahuaylas Total 261 Kms)

Breakfast at hotel.
Most of this route will be made on dusty countryside roads, from which a completely beautiful landscape expedition begins by visiting small rural towns. Before leaving the city of Ayacucho an early morning walking tour will be held in which you will see main square and principal churches.

On route you will visit typical rural Andean towns of Ocros, Chumbes, Santa Maria de Chicmo and Talavera. Arrival in Andahuaylas.
Check Inn and overnight. (B)

Note

We recommend you to take with you a Box Lunch (Not included in the price)

DAY
04 —

ANDAHUAYLAS – ABANCAY (Andahuaylas – Abancay Total 131 Kms)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure to Abancay city. On route you will visit the beautiful lake of Pacucha. Once passing the lake ascend to the archaeological site of Sondor (3,500 m.a.s.l), which belonged to the Chankas culture before being conquered by the Incas. Continuing the journey we will pass by the picturesque towns of San Geronimo and Quishara. Arrival at Abancay.
Overnight. (B)

DAY
05 —

ABANCAY – SACRED VALLEY (Total Kms Abancay – Sacred Valley 191 Kms)

Breakfast at the hotel.
On route from Abancay to Cusco Visit the famous circular carved stone of Saywite, which measures 2.5 metres high.

One distinguishes in its carved formed, flora and fauna as well as topographic landscapes of the Inca Empire. Continue the journey to the Sacred Valley in Cusco.
Overnight in Urubamba. (B)

Note

We recommend you to take with you a Box Lunch (Not included in the price)

DAY
06 —

SACRED VALLEY

Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day expedition within the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the Pisaq market and ruins and salt beds and agricultural complex of Maras and Moray. Return to Urubamba.
Overnight. (B)

DAY
07 —

SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Early Breakfast. Transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. Departure to Aguas Calientes in a panoramic train ride.

Arrival and a 30-minute up hill drive by bus to the entrance registration of the citadel of Machu Picchu. Guided tour through the sacred ruins 2 hrs aprox. In the afternoon return by bus to Aguas Calientes train station in order to return to Ollantaytambo, and then transfer to Cusco.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight. (B)

DAY
08 —

CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today, visit to the 4 nearby main ruins, such as: Kenko, Pucapucará, Tambomachay and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. In the afternoon, guided visit to the main cathedral, Koricancha (Temple of the Sun) as well as the main square.
Overnight. (B)

DAY
09 —

CUSCO – PUNO (Total Kms Cusco – Puno 395 Kms)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Recommended very early breakfast at the hotel, before departing on one of the most beautiful landscape journeys. Places that may be visited although unfortunately not all can be visited due to lack of time are: Tipon, Rumicolca, Andahuaylillas, Pukara, The 4 Lagoons, Raqchi, and La Raya. The highest point on route between Cusco and Puno is La Raya where we recommend a brief stop. Arrival in Puno and overnight. (B)

Note

We recommend you to take with you a Box Lunch (Not included in the price)

DAY
10 —

PUNO – TITICACA LAKE – PUNO

Breakfast.
Transfer to the pier in order to board the boat that will take to the Uros floating islands, on which the ethnic groups live in them and survive by fishing and selling their handcrafted products.

From there on continue the excursion to the Taquile Island. Return boat ride to mainland, transfer to the hotel and overnight. (B)

DAY
11 —

PUNO – COLCA (Total Kms Puno – Colca 395 Kms)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure with destination to Chivay, Brief visit of Chulpas de Sillustani and the Umayo Lagoon. We continue the journey passing by the city of Juliaca, as well as the mirador at Lagunillas.

We continue our expedition passing by further towns such as Santa Lucia and Imata. Arrival in Chivay in the afternoon. Visit the thermal baths of the Calera.
Return to Chivay and Overnight. (B).

DAY
12 —

COLCA – AREQUIPA (Total Kms Colca – Arequipa 148 Kms)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Very early in the morning departure to the Condors Cross Mirador (aprox 41kms from Chivay) from here if the weather conditions allow it you may observe the Condors gliding in the canyon. Return to Arequipa, on the way visiting the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, Achoma, Yanque and the observation points of Antahuilque and Choquetico. On route brief stop at Patapampa, this is an observation point at 4,850 m.a.s.l.
Arrival in Arequipa, check inn and overnight. (B)

DAY
13 —

AREQUIPA – CAMANA – PUERTO INCA – NAZCA (Total Kms Arequipa – Nazca 560 Kms)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure, initially on the Andean asphalted road, passing the valley of Majes. Downhill drive to the city of Camana, here a brief stop for snacks can be made.
From Camana onwards to Nazca is a spectacular drive on the ocean side and amidst the Peruvian desserts, one drives by many valleys and towns, until reaching Puerto Inka, Here a brief stop is recommended, where you can eat typical Peruvian seafood, whilst at the same time visiting the archaeological remains of what was once a pre-inka and later a Inka fishing town. From here the inka received through the Chasqui service fresh fish from the coast. Continuing our journey to Nazca another brief stop, which we recommend is Sacaco, here you can observe whale fossils dating back to a couple of millions of years. There is at site a small museum with bathrooms available newly built. From here on final destination Nazca. Arrival in Nazca and check inn.
Overnight. (B)

DAY
14 —

NAZCA – ICA

Wake up early.
Flight over the Nazca Lines, return to the hotel for breakfast buffet. After breakfast off-road drive on non-asphalted road to visit the archaeological complex of Cahuachi, once to have been a thriving city from where it is said that the Nazca Lines were born.

Cahuachi is also known as the largest sand city in the American continent and probably in the world, surpassing those in Northern Peru known as Chan Chan. Cahuachi is located in the middle of the dessert beside a valley 28 kms from the city of Nazca. After visiting Cahuachi we continue our drive for 2 hrs aprox reaching the city of Ica. Check in and overnight. (B)

Optional:

Full Day San Fernando (For this adventure 4×4 excursion it is required that you stay one additional night in Nazca or Ica.) In this excursion we will drive through sand dunes reaching nearly 1000 m.a.s.l overlooking the bay of San Fernando. San Fernando bay is located nearly 70 kms from Nazca city, and it is in this peculiar place you may observe the Condor, Humboldt Penguins, Sea Lions, Guanacos, Dessert Foxes and other typical dessert fauna. A box lunch or a BBQ is possible this under specific request of the client.

DAY
15 —

ICA – PARACAS – LIMA

Breakfast.
In this excursion we suggest that instead of eating breakfast that you take with you a Box Lunch. Early in the morning departure to Paracas, boat excursion to the Ballestas Island, here you will be able to observe: Sea Lions, Penguins, and different bird species, Dolphins etc. After the visit we continue in the 4×4 by visiting the Natural Reserve.

After concluding this tour we continue our journey to Lima. Arrival and check in at the hotel.
Overnight. (B)

DAY
16 —

LIMA / …

Breakfast at the hotel.
At fixed time transfer to the Airport to board your international flight.

TOUR INCLUDE

  • 15 nights of Lodging in the selected hotels.
  • Breakfast in all the destinations.
  • Transfer in/out Lima.
  • Visit to Tambo Colorado Inca Fortress.
  • City tour Ayacucho + Andean cities of Ocros, Chumbes, Santa Maria de Chicmo and Talavera.
  • Visit to the Pacucha Lake.
  • Visit the archaeological site of Sondor.
  • Visit the famous circular carved stone of Saywite.
  • All entrances in Cusco (Not second entrances).
  • FD Sacred Valley: Pisac Market and ruins + Maras & Moray.
  • HD City tour + 4 nearby ruins.
  • Excursion to Machu Picchu in Vistadome OR The 360° train – Service in Group.
  • Visit Tipon, Rumicolca, Andahuaylillas, Raqchi and Pucara.
  • Excursion to the Uros and Taquile Island – Service in Group.
  • Visit to Sillustani Chullpas.
  • Tour 2d/1n Colca and Condor Cross.
  • Visit Camana city, Puerto Inca and Sacaco.
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines – Service in Group.
  • Visit archaeological complex of Cahuachi.
  • Excursion to the Ballestas Island – Service in Group.
  • Visit National Reserve of Paracas.
  • 4×4 units from the 2nd till the 15th.
  • Petrol on the whole route.
  • Professional Driver on the whole route.
  • Road Taxes on the whole route.
  • Oxygen Tank.
  • Unlimited Kms.
  • Leather seats.
  • Tablet and height sickness medical kit
  • Air tickets national and international
  • Travel insurance.
  • Overweight in Luggage.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Not specified meal
  • Personal charges

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