17 Days / 16 Nights
This is one of the most complete routes where you will be able to see the main historical, natural and archaeological attractions of Peru, but also share closely the lifestyles and culture of its current inhabitants.
You will visit Paracas and Nasca lines in the coastal desert. You will cross the city of Arequipa and the impressive Colca Canyon. At Lake Titicaca, you will stay in Luquina, an Aymara community that has preserved its culture and traditions in one of the areas most beautiful views of the lake. Finally, the route will take you to Cusco. You will share stories, knowledge and flavors with the inhabitants of Amaru, one of the indigenous peasant communities, which are valuable heirs of ancestral traditions. Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, will have another color in the light of this cultural, human and closer contact.
. Local flights
. Reception and transfer from/ to airport to hotel and bus terminals
. Bus lines tickets (Lima/Paracas, Paracas/Nasca and Nasca/Arequipa)
. Overflight and taxes in Nasca
. Tourist Bus to Puno/Cusco
. Expedition Train to Machu Picchu
. Entrances to each archaeological site and/or natural reserve
. Official local guide
. All meals included in the program
. BTG (Cusco Tourist Ticket)
. BTC (Colca Tourist Ticket)
. Printed local flights boardingpass
. Follow up phone service and 24 hours emergency phone
. Entrance to Cusco or Arequipa Cathedral
. Entrance to Huaynapicchu Mountain
. Overweight Luggage
. Meals not specified in the program
. Personal expenses and any other items not specified in the program
. Travel insurance
Local Transport – We use local public transport wherever we can to reduce fuel usage per passenger.
Local Food and Local Goods – We endeavour to include and strongly encourage our travellers to eat locally produced food and goods. This reduces the ’embodied energy’.
Water Bottles – We encourage our passengers to refill a water bottle from water ‘bubblers’ where available to avoid unnecessary purchasing of bottled water and the subsequent waste disposal issues.
Economic Empowerment – Economic empowerment of local communities through tourism can help improve education and health services, water supplies and sanitation and reduce dependence on non-sustainable livelihoods.
Local Employment – We use local leaders and guides so that we learn about the culture and way of life directly from those who live it and put money into local hands and economies. We can particularly learn from indigenous rural communities about their relationship to the land and how they’ve practiced sustainable agriculture for centuries.
lights of this Trip
• Visit the most impressive Inca site of all - Machu Picchu
• Admire Cuzco's Spanish and Inca influences
• Survey the vast Colca Canyon
• Experience Peruvian hospitality during a homestay