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Is the best combination to fall in love of the andean part of Peru,starting with the Nort Central Part of our Country: Huaraz also known as the "Peruvian Switzerland" with the National Park of Huascaran and the spectacular scenery makes the area particularly attractive for climbers and hikers at every level of proficiency. Besides,Colca Canyon and the Condor's flights, the floating islands on Lake titikaka and least but not last important one of the new wonders: Machu Picchu.


DAY 1 LIMA
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the hotel. Overnight (No meals)

DAY 2 FULL DAY PACHACAMAC RUINS & LIMA CITY TOUR
Breakfast, then you will be picked up from your hotel around 9.00am.
We will visit a place that is near Lima, there is an archaeological enclosure whose constructions conserve the mysticism and religiosity of their past. Its name: PACHACAMAC

Guided tour of the splendid and vast archaeological citadel of Pachacamac, the temple of the deity, Pachacamac, believed to be the creator of the universe and a divinity adored by old Andean civilizations. A sacred and ceremonial site dating back to the beginnings of Christianity where thousands of pilgrims converged to pay tribute and consult the Pachacamac oracle, who they believed could see the past, the future and people’s fate.

The site comprises pyramidal temples and enclosures built by successive pre-Colombian civilizations and finally the Incas. Highlights include the Temple of Pachacamac, the Sun God shrine, and the Palace of the Chosen Women or Virgins of the Sun. At the site museum there is an idol of the deity, Pachacamac, which couldn’t be seen by the profane, and was reserved for the high priests who kept, revered and interpreted the divine oracle in the old times. A sacred site, the temple was considered to be part of the planet’s mystical axis.
Then we return to Lima to take our buffet lunch to continue with the Lima City tour. We will visit the colonial area and to the Plaza de Armas where you will see the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the City Hall as well as the XVII century church and cloister of San Francisco, a world cultural heritage. Then we will go to the modern downtown with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the modern residential suburb of San Isidro. Finally, transfer to the hotel and then pick up at your hotel to take the bus to huaraz that departs at 10.30pm. After 8 hours of bus riding we pick you up at the Bus station (you will arrive at 6.00am) and transfer to the hotel to take your breakfast. (B, L)

DAY 3 LLANGANUCO LAGOON AND CALLEJON DE HUAYLAS
After breakfast, we will cross the Northern part of the Valley of the River Santa located between the Cordillera Blanca White and the Cordillera Negra Black Mountain Ranges, where we will pass through towns and cities like: Carhuaz, Mancos and Yungay. We will appreciate most important snowy peaks of the Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain Range like the Huascaran (6768 ms), Huandoy (6356 ms) and Hualcan (6162 ms). From Yungay we will ascend to the Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain Range to visit the Llanganuco Gorge, protected by the National Park Huascaran, where we will appreciate the beautiful lagoons: Chinacocha and Orcocha. Return to Huaraz (B)

DAY 4 FULL DAY TO CHAVIN DE HUANTAR
After breakfast, we will make the excursion to the Temple of Chavin de Huantar at 3500 m.a.s.l., being this one of the oldest civilizations of America, In this place we will be able to appreciate the impressive Lanzon Monolithic, the Gallery of the Labyrinths, the Choquechinchay Stone, the Stone Heads, the Ceremonial Plazas, the Gate of the Falcons and the Queracocha. During the route we will visit mining Towns, the Lagoon of Queracocha. Also, the Tunnel of Cahuish, that crosses the Cordillera Blanca - White Mountain Range, uniting the Callejón de Huaylas Valley with the Callejón de Conchucos Valley. Return to the hotel.(B)

DAY 5 PASTORURI SNOWED AND PUYA RAYMONDI FULL DAY TOUR
After breakfast begins our adventure tourist circuit located 106 kilometers from Huaraz at an altitude of 5240 meters., is partly the direction of the South and the sketch will know the formation of lagoons, glaciers, exotic plants such as the Puya Raimondi, spring water tiger eye .
We will board our bus to go to south side Huaraz pass through small typical villages Recuay to 3400 meters, Ticapampa 3470 m, 3640 m Catac and the small village of Pachacoto to 3700m., from this point leave the road and continue along the east side surrounded by lots of brush, begin to enjoy the beautiful scenery combined with the blue sky and the dark green of the hills and the distance the snowy peaks of the mountains combined with the landscape, the first tourist will appreciate Patococha Lake, then arrive at the National Park where we find water Pumapampa, a few miles from this point will stop at a colorful little lake called Pumapashimin color-changing solar radiation. At the same time we will be near the great Bromeliadis called Puya Raimondi. The highest exponent of the high Andean flora, a single inflorescence in the world for their height, which can reach 12 feet, and his lifetime that borders 100 years, continue up the road toward the glacier at 5000 m Pastoruri , to finally arrive and see the Nevado Pastoruri 5240m., and all its beauty, here you can see ice caves and ice candles which can be accessed after a short walk or ride from the parking area for cars and buses. .
Today is prohibited Pastoruri snowy ascent, we can only observe it close and then return to Huaraz for overnight (B)

DAY 6 HUARAZ CITY TOUR AND MONTERREY HOT SPRINGS
After breakfast we begin the visit of the town of Huaraz that includes the Main Square and the Regional Museum of Ancash (often referred to as the biggest lithical museum of South America), the church of Soledad and the traditional street José Olaya, Psicultura, the lookout point of Pinar, the archeological ruins of Waullac or Willcawain (optional) and Monterrey hot springs.

ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ANCASH
Considered the biggest lytic museum of South America, this museum contains more than 700 lithical sculptures dating mainly from the Recuay culture with some artifacts from other cultures, such as the Chavin, Waras, Recuay, Moche, Wari, Chimú, Chancay, and Inca cultures. Among the artifacts are: tools, mummies with cranial deformations, textiles, all collected by the priest Augusto Soriano Infante. Presently the museum is undergoing restoration work.

THE TEMPLE AND SANCTUARY OF SOLEDAD (SOLITUDE)
Is located in the highest part of the town, the neighborhood of Soledad (Solitude). Within this temple are found the main images used during the Holy week of Huaraz, such as: The lord if Ramos, which whom the holy week is initiated; the Nazareno, an image that recalls the three falls of Christ on the way to the cross, the Christ, the lord of Resurrection, with which the ceremony is closed. We find as well images of the Virgin in pain, Maria Magdalena and Saint John.

TROUT FARM
Located in Huaraz, this fishery is one of the biggest in the country, known for the production of trout (especially the rainbow species) and salmon.

JOSÉ OLAYA STREET
Although not very well maintained, this street is one of the few that survived the 1970 earthquake, and preserves its charm in the narrow alleys and its balconies. Moreover, it is still used as the entry of the villagers to the neighborhoods of Soledad and San Francisco. This street used to divide the town of Huaraz in two parts: Ichoc - waras (left side of Huaraz) and Allauca waras (right side of Huaraz). On Sundays, on this street one can join local families for traditional food of the region, such as chicha de jora, tamales, pachamanca and other typical food.

MONTERREY
Not far from Huaraz (7 km) are the hot thermal pools at Monterrey, with two swimming pools with hot water at a temperature of about 48ºC and with a high content of sulfur, chlorine and bicarbonate.

At the end return to Huaraz and afternoon free just in time to catch your return bus to Lima (Bus fare included) that departs at 10.30pm and arrives Lima at 6.00am next day. (B)

INCLUDED:
Bus tickets Lima – Huaraz – Huaraz – Lima –Bus Bed Móvil tours transfer in / out
Private transport for each place
Hotel 3 stars
Breakfast each day
English guide
Entrances to each tourist place.

NOT INCLUDED
Nothing that is not specified here

CLIMATE: The climate is very dry, in the morning usually the sky is clean and the climate is warm. In the morning the temperature is between 7º until 15º. In the shadow is cold. The Night is very cold, between 5º until 0º. Exist two seasons very different: dry epoch from April to September, accentuating between June and August and epoch of rain from October and May, the maxim rains are between January and April.

RECOMMENDATIONS
- T-shirts polyester, several changes
- 1 jacket
- 1 impermeable dress coat
- 2 trousers
- socks several changes
- Gloves
- hat
- Sunglasses
- Sun cream
if you bring medicine, we recommended:
- Tablet for altitude sickness: acetosolamida
- Antalgina
- Tablets for the stomach
ADDITIONAL:
- Camera
- 1 book

DAY 7 AREQUIPA PICK UP
Pick up at the bus station and transfer to the Lima’s airport to catch your flight to Arequipa(Airfare not included) Upon arrival to Arequipa Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the height, will have the day to rest.
Overnight (No meals).

DAY 8 AREQUIPA CITY TOUR
Breakfast and morning free. You will be picked up in the afternoon. The tour of the White City of Arequipa begins visiting: Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Cloister of the Church and Society, The Temple and the Plaza of San Francisco, tour of the San Lorenzo neighborhood, visit and tour of the Monasterio de Santa Catalina which was closed to the public for centuries, restored and opened smoothly today allows us to appreciate what was the city of Arequipa in the seventeenth century, walking through its narrow streets, squares and perfumed gardens and impressive addition to the tight Cloisters by huge walls of Ashlar, Stone rustic washes, cells and all that make up this small colonial citadel, then we moved to the beautiful and green countryside of Yanahuara’s Pointview contemplate as the Misti Volcano, Pichu Pichu and Chachani the terraces of Paucarpata, The Mill Sabandia, Tingo and the Mirador de Sachaca. At the end return to the hotel. Overnight. (B)

DAY 9 COLCA CANYON
08:00 am Leave Arequipa to a journey to the center of the Earth, our end Colca Canyon, towards nor west direction behind snow-covered Chachani, Yura, small valley with thermal springs, see wild vicuñas in Pampa Cañahuas national reserve, Alpacas & llamas in Tocra, some birds like flamingoes, ibis, andean gooze, ducks, Andean eagle "Kara Kara" view point of the Volcanoes and snow covered mountains in Patapampa (4,800 m.)(15,000ft.), See the Ampato, Sabancaya, Walca Walca, etc.) Chivay Capital of the valley. Afternoon visit to the thermal springs & pools in La Calera. (Admission to the pools not included, about $5 per person). Overnight at selected accommodation. (B,L, D)

DAY 10 COLCA CANYON - PUNO
Early morning after breakfast leave for a full day excursion. We departure to Cruz del Condor where you can appreciate the flight of the condors. Also the Geographical Impressive scene, created by the Colca river can be admired. Approximately one hour after, the tour will come back to Chivay, stopping in the typical villages of: Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque.

Viewpoints of Chocotetico and Antahuilque where the stone and mock ups Collaguas can be seen that people have used to test, parts of the canyon which are suitable for cultivation. This is a good place to appreciate the Andean valley of the Colca. Hanging pre-Inca tombs.
Lunch in the village of Chivay and then bus transportation to go Puno. Upon arrival assistance and transportation to the hotel. Overnight (B, L)

DAY 11 UROS ISLAND AND AMANTANI ISLAND (OVERNIGHT)
Our trip to Lake Titicaca begins with the pickup from your hotel in Puno to go to the port of Puno where we board the boat that took us to the amazing floating islands of the Uros.
It is said that Uros have inhabited these islands for hundreds of years, people of the Uros know how to remove the abundant existing cane reed and put it together in large quantities and then putting them together to form small islands and platforms so that these ancient inhabitants despite the weather today remain living in artificial islands of reeds, known as the Water Tribe, they have to build their own islands regularly, adding new layers of "Totora." Their homes and boats are made from this material.

During our visit we will visit native families, schoolhouses, souvenir shops and can even ride in one of his little reed boats, then we will go in our boat to the island of Amantani, located at an altitude of 3.817 meters. Arriving at the island will taste typical local lunch, then we will go to the famous pre-Inca temples Pachamama and Pachatata , these temples are dedicated to the fertility of the land and ceremonial rituals are offered there.
This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives still ruled by their ancient traditions, whose main business is the production of ceramics and textiles. The positive energy of this island is so powerful that it is known as the "Island of Love."
Here we have a magnificent panoramic view of the evening, after our visit we will have accommodation at the family home, dinner and overnight at Amantaní (Shared bathrooms, no hot water). (B,L,D)

DAY 12 AMANTANI AND TAQUILE ISLAND
After breakfast descend to the port of Amantaní to take our boat and head to Taquile Island. This island is inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed an efficient work in community and every family to help each other, also implement the barter system, carried through generations (known as the barter exchange of goods) but their main economic activity is agriculture and are also expert weavers and artisans, local residents themselves have been directly involved in improving tourism in the island without losing their ancestral customs, after our visit we will have the typical lunch of fresh fish (Trout) in the afternoon we descend to the port for our boat to take us back to Puno.Overnight (B,L)

DAY 13 PUNO - CUSCO
Early breakfast and transfer to the bus station so you can take the ride to Cusco. Departs Puno on guided bus to Cusco, visiting on the route picturesque towns and archeological sites such as Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, Sicuani, La Raya and Pukara. Lunch included. Afternoon arrival in Cusco, reception and transfer to your accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.(B,L)
(*) Additional fare if travelling by train. Ask for availability.

DAY 14 CUSCO CITY TOUR
Breakfast and will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light lunch in either your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the evening we will depart on a City tour (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then overnight. (B)

*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $24 per person

DAY 15 FULL DAY MACHUPICCHU TOUR
Early breakfast and pickup to go the train station to depart to Machu Picchu, the trip takes about 4 hours. During the trip we will have an amazing view of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba and the Amazon rainforest providing you a small hint of how much Peru has to offer. Upon arrival to the little town of Aguas Calientes you will have to approach the bus station towards the “Ciudadela of Machu Picchu” (Only 20 minutes ride) to receive a professional guided tour by this Huge Historical Sanctuary follow by some free time to explore the zone on your own and then take your buffet lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge restaurant (included), an according time, we will go down to the Aguas Calientes town to return to Cusco City. Reception at the train station and transfer to your accommodation (B,L).

DAY 16 FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will have a good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to interact with the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. The Valley has a distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude of 2,970 ms (9,700 p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley and followed by Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke their ancestral inheritance, lunch in a typical restaurant and then the last visit will be to Chinchero market.
Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, return to Cusco main square at 6:30pm approx.
The night is free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice; although we always have plenty of suggestions for you should you require them. (B, L)

Note: Take this tour on market days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Bilingual Guided tour on different days

DAY 17 TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast and transportation from the hotel to the airport for your flight back to Lima (airfare not included) arriving in time to catch your international connection (B)

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INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double occupancy. All scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.

IMPORTANT: For a better service, the company informs you that it has autonomy to change the Hotels mentioned in the itinerary with another one of similar category if therefore sees it by advisable taking into account justifiable availability of spaces or other reasons, if this it is the case you will be notified ahead of time.

NOT INCLUDE: International and domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.
 

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