|Short trip, under 3 weeks, to tourist areas||hepatitis A -diphtheria / tetanus -yellow fever|
|Travel over 3 weeks, in addition||typhus -evt. hepatitis B|
|Longer stays, in addition:||hepatitis B -evt. rabies (dog madness) - tuberculosis|
|COVI - 19||3 Vaccines|
On this trip you can visit the famous Nazca lines, fly over with a small plane and see the giant drawings on the sand, In southern Peru we arrive at the beautiful city of Arequipa, where we visit the main square and its mezquita-style colonial architecture in baroque style. Afterwards we go to the colca valley and the pre-Inca terraces, and if we are lucky we see one of the world's largest birds the condor we are in contact with the people in the valley and visit several villages in the valley. Lake Titicaca is something very special and Thor Heyerdal was here and fetched the reed strainer for the Ra expeditions, We visit the island of Uros and Taquile. Finally we visit Machupichu We have bilingual local guides who explain to us about the ruins of this mysterious place from the Inca Empire.
You arrive at Lima Airport, where you will be met by a representative from our travel agency Vikinka Travel sac in Peru who will bring you to your hotel. The trip from the airport takes approx. 40 min., And along the way you will get answers to any questions you may have about your trip. Accommodation Lima.
Transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Paracas bus ride of about 3.5 hours All the way from Lima to Arequipa in the south, there is almost only desert only interrupted by some river beds that bring with them some green valleys, here there are places where it has not rained in 20 years Overnight in Paracas.
Paracas has become one of the most attractive tourist areas in the entire Peruvian coast. This is due to the large diversity of fauna and flora preserved in the Paracas National Reserve, making the area the only protected sea area in the country. You can see animals such as dolphins, Humboldt penguins, sea lions or parihuanas. Boat trip out to Ballestas island Peru's little Galapagos. The trip lasts about 2 hours afterwards, there is lunch. After lunch we travel on to Nasca about 3 hours Accommodation Nasca.
Lines and geoglyphs of Nazca and the Pampas de Jumana World Heritage Site by Unesco. Photograph taken by Maria Reiche, one of the first archaeologists to study the lines, in 1953. The Nazca lines are ancient geoglyphs, found in the Nazca desert, between the cities of Nazca and Palpa, in the department of Ica (Peru). They were created by the Nazca culture and consist of several hundred figures, ranging from simple designs such as lines to complex zoomorphic, phytomorphic and geometric figures that appear on the earth's surface. Since 1994, the UNESCO Committee has registered the Nazca and Pampas de Jumana lines and geoglyphs as World Heritage Sites. Fly over the Nasca lines, this is the only way to see the amazing figures. Trip to Pre - Inca Cemetery Chaucillo The Nasca culture was known for its pottery and we visited a small pottery workshop and saw how they are made according to old traditions. Here we can observe remnants of mummification of the Pre-Inca Period.
The aqueduct of Cantalloc is an aqueduct built by the Nasca culture and is located 4 km north of the city of Nasca. More than 46 aqueducts were built, which were used all year round. There are other aqueducts in different places in the city. They are part of a system of aqueducts of the same type (called puquios) built by the Nasca people themselves. The aqueduct provided water to the city of Nasca and the surrounding fields, making it possible to grow cotton, beans, potatoes, corn, etc. in a dry region. It was built with slab stones and huarango timber. The aqueducts of Cantalloc have ventilation shafts with spiral shapes that go down to the underground channels. Trip to see the aqueduct (irrigation system from the Pre-Incas) Transport to Arequipa about 9 hours by bus Accommodation Arequipa.
Arequipa is a city in the southern part of Peru, near the border with Chile. With over 1900,000 inhabitants, it is the country's second largest city. It is located at the foot of the Misti volcano. Arequipa's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a quiet day, it will be a city trip that lasts about 3 hours the rest of the day it is free. Accommodation Arequipa.
Today we travel further in the morning to Colca Canyon, we arrive at the small village of Chivay after about 4 hours. It is one of the deepest in the world. The Colca Valley is a colorful Andes Valley with pre-Inca roots, and towns founded in the Spanish colonial era, still inhabited by people from Collagua and the Cabana culture. The locals maintain the traditions of their ancestors and continue to cultivate pre-Inca terraces, called platforms. We will have the opportunity to swim in the hot springs there. Accommodation Chivay.
We travel further into the canyon to look for the majestic bird the condors with a wingspan of 3m. Along the way we stop at several places to look down into the canyon on all the Pre-Inca terraces and the mysterious lakes. We continue over the plateau altiplano to Puno Accommodation Puno.
Today it will be a full day trip out to Lake Titicaca First you visit the floating islands of Urus and then take the boat on to the island of Taquile. There you go up to the top of the small village, Taquile which has been given UNESCO World Heritage status for its culture, textiles and traditions, which dates back to the time before the Inca. Here we visit the Eurosindians. we will have lunch in Taquile island.We will get a great view of Lake Titicaca from there After lunch you go down to the boat and then return to Puno Accommodation Puno.
Breakfast Today weíll travel from Puno to Cusco by bus about 9h on the bus. It is with an English speaking guide, we stop at some tourist places and a stop to eat a lunch buffet. Accommodation Cusco.
Cusco Capital of the Empire. The city was originally built in the shape of a puma, one of the sacred animals of the Indians. Today, the city looks completely different compared to when the Spaniards came here in 1532, but the mighty ruins that surround the city and the well-preserved colonial city center around the central square Plaza de Armas. The afternoon is dedicated to Cusco's Inca and colonial riches. We start with Koricancha, also called the Temple of the Sun, which testifies to the Inca people's advanced building technique. Today, only a fraction of this temple remains, something the Spaniards described as supernaturally beautiful and impossible to describe. We will visit the famous Inca ruins Sacsahuaman, quenke, puka pukara and not least the Qoricancha sun temple. Accommodation Cusco.
Early start to take the train to Machu Picchu 104 KM Inca Trail 2 days 1 night. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes This road is the original Inca trail that reaches Machu Picchu. It starts at the place called km 104, those who want to take a short walk and enjoy nature. Today we are picked up from the hotel by private transport and they take us to the train station, we drive in about 1 hour and 30 minutes by train, and we start walking for about 11 km in a whole day and arrive at the village of Aguas Calientes We first reach the Winay Wayna ruins before reaching the sun gate Intipunku where Machu Picchu reveals himself below us with all his mystery. We take the bus down to the small town of Aguas Calientes Those who do not want to go on the Inca Trail have the opportunity to arrive by train to the village of Aguas Calientes and the next day to Machu Picchu by bus. Accommodation Aguas Caliente
Early start to take the train to Machu Picchu 104 KM Inca Trail 2 days 1 night. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes This road is the original Inca trail that reaches Machu Picchu. It starts at the place called km 104, those who want to take a short walk and enjoy nature. Today we are picked up from the hotel by private transport and they take us to the train station, we drive in about 1 hour and 30 minutes by train, and we start walking for about 11 km in a whole day and arrive at the village of Aguas Calientes We first reach the Winay Wayna ruins before reaching the sun gate Intipunku where Machu Picchu reveals himself below us with all his mystery. We take the bus down to the small town of Aguas Calientes Those who do not want to go on the Inca Trail have the opportunity to arrive by train to the village of Aguas Calientes and the next day to Machu Picchu by bus. Accommodation Aguas Caliente.
Todayís excursion will be an immersive tour of Machu Picchu. Weíll have our own tour guide that will show us around, this guided tour will take around two hours and will take us sightseeing around the highlights of Machu Picchu. This afternoon weíll take the train back to Ollantaytambo from Aguas Calientes. From there weíll travel back to Cusco with private transport. Overnight stay in Cusco.
Flight Cusco - Lima. overnight stay Lima.
Free day. Transfer to the airport this afternoon.