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Land Only

11 Day Affordable Peru with Nazca Lines

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-Lima
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flights Lima-Cuzco & Juliaca-Lima
  • 10 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
    • 3 nights Lima
    • 1 night Paracas
    • 2 nights Urubamba Sacred Valley
    • 2 nights Cuzco
    • 2 nights Puno
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 15 meals: 10 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Light aircraft flight over Nazca & Palpa markings
  • Trip to Chinchero & Ollantaytambo Ruins
  • Full Day Tour to Machu Picchu via Train
  • Excursion to the Uros Floating Islands

This 11 day “on-the-go” program features the highlights of Peru in an active itinerary which includes several walking tours as well as some early starts and long days.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart the USA, Arrive in Lima
Depart the USA for Peru. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Lima

DAY 2, Sunday - Nazca Lines Overflight
Early morning departure from Lima. Drive south on the Pan-American Highway to Pisco. Enjoy a 45 minute - 1 hour flight on a high-wing light aircraft, over the desert and the mysterious Nazca Lines, which can only be appreciated from the air. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure in Paracas, known for the 800,000 acre Paracas Natural Reserve that preserves coastal desert and marine life
~Please note: the Nazca Lines overflight is subject to weather conditions & availability
Overnight: Paracas
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Monday - Morning at Leisure in Paracas, Return to Lima
Enjoy the morning at leisure or join an optional tour of the scenic Ballestas Islands. In the early afternoon, depart Paracas, taking the Pan-American Highway back to Lima. Balance of the day at leisure
Optional: Ballestas Island Cruise (AM)
Optional: Dinner & Show in Lima
Overnight: Lima
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Fly to Cuzco, Visit Chinchero Market & Ollantaytambo Ruins*
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival, transfer to the Urubamba Sacred Valley to visit the bustling Chinchero market where you can bargain for alpaca wool scarves, jewelry, and other hand-crafted goods. After the tour, enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch before restarting your journey. On the way you will have the opportunity to visit Ollantaytambo. During the Incan Empire, this site was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti, known as the greatest Incan Emporer due to his role in expanding its territory, and served as a town and ceremonial center. Marvel at the architecture of the Incas before being transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy dinner and music at a local restaurant
Overnight: Urubamba Sacred Valley ▲
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Full Day in the Sacred Valley
Today, enjoy the full day at leisure in Urubamba. The Sacred Valley, considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations in Peru, is scattered with ancient ruins and once served as the gateway to the jungle. Perhaps choose to join the full day optional tour to Maras & Moray to explore unusual Inca ruins and terraced salt-pans
Optional: Full Day Maras and Moray
Optional: Dinner with a Local Peruvian Family
Overnight: Urubamba Sacred Valley
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Full Day Machu Picchu
Early this morning, transfer to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station and board the train** for Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site virtually unknown to the western world until Hiram Bingham III's "re" discovery in 1911. Spend the afternoon viewing the ancient citadel before boarding the train for your return to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station in the evening. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Cuzco
**Plan B passengers will ride on the Expedition Train and Plan A passengers will ride on the Vistadome Train
Overnight: Cuzco
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Cuzco
Spend today at leisure in "The Imperial City". The city of Cuzco is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Take time to sightsee or shop independently as Cuzco is known for some of the finest handicrafts and textiles in all of Peru. Cuzco is declared the Historical Capital by the Constitution of Peru and hosts nearly 1 million visitors every year. Visit some of the numerous Inca monuments or investigate the culinary secrets of Andean cuisine. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Half Day Cuzco Behind the Scenes (AM)
Optional: Half Day Highlights of Cuzco (PM)
Overnight: Cuzco
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Raqchi & Puno
This will be a long and rewarding touring day. The regions you will pass through will provide a view of local Peruvian life in the agricultural fields. You will leave Cuzco early in the morning and travel through the Andes Mountain Range to Puno, located on the banks of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake at 12,421 feet above sea level. En route stop at the Incan archaeological site of Raqchi, site of the Temple of Wiracocha, where you will see the temple complex, living quarters, storehouses, fairgrounds, and ceremonial baths. A box lunch will be served on the coach. If time permits there may be a visit to a local school en route to Puno. Arrive to Puno in the evening and check into your hotel
Overnight: Puno
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Sunday - Excursion to Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
Today begins with a boat trip to the Uros Islands. These islands are completely man-made structures, and their inhabitants, the Uros, continue to maintain them as they have since pre-Columbian times, using totora reeds from the lake to build not only the islands, but also their houses. Return to your hotel later in the day and enjoy the balance at leisure
Optional Half Day Sillustani Tombs (PM)
Overnight: Puno
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Fly to Lima, Farewell Dinner
Transfer to the Juliaca airport to catch your flight to Lima. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with local Peruvian specialties and say goodbye to your travel companions and Tour Manager
Overnight: Lima
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Tuesday - Depart for the USA
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your departure flight
~Please note: Some flights to the US depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Tuesday
Meals: Breakfast

▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Ballestas Island Cruise

    Day #3 01 Jan 2012 - 10 Jan 2015         $30
    Enjoy a 2 hour morning cruise around the beautiful Ballestas Islands. Watch colonies of fur seals and sea lions bask in the sun. Be on the look out for pelicans and Humboldt penguins among the thousands of birds that inhabit these islands. Marvel at the mysterious geoglyph, known as El Candelabro, that stands watch over the coastline as it has for centuries.

    Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.

    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Lima-Cuzco, Juliaca-Lima.

    Plan A: The Mar 16, Mar 23, Jul 13, and Aug 3 departures will be accommodated at the Libertador Lima in Lima on days 1, 3 and 10.

    Plan A: The Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 5 departures will be accommodated at the Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay in Urubamba on Days 4 & 5

    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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