NAZCA LINES & MACHU PICCHU

8 DAYS

Highlights: Lima, Ica, Nazca, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Peru is a country of great civilizations that have left their mark. Come and discover it! Start your tour in Lima, then head south towards Paracas. Visit the mysterious astronomical calendar of the Nazca Lines. If you are looking for nature, visit the Ballestas Islands, a paradise of marine biodiversity. Continue the route to Cusco; tour the city of the Incas and discover the citadel that centuries later would become one of the Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1: LIMA

 

Pacha Perú Explorers staff will be waiting for you at Lima International Airport to drive you to your previously selected hotel.

 

DAY 2: PARACAS PENINSULA - ICA - HUACACHINA OASIS

 

Our trip starts at your hotel in Lima, our driver will pick you up from there. Shortly after, we drive to the Paracas Bay. The car ride to Paracas lasts about 3 hours.

 

During the boat tour, you will see a large design on the slope of a hill, known locally as The Candelabra. Afterward, we will reach the Ballestas Islands, here you will see hundreds of marine birds. Likewise, you will also see large Colonies of sea lions, as well as groups of Humboldt Penguins.

 

Later on, we continue our trip to the city of Ica, which is located only one hour away from Paracas. Once in Ica, we will visit a small vineyard where we locals produce a grape spirit known as Pisco. Our trip continues at the Huacachina Oasis, where we will take a dune buggy tour. During the ride, we will have the chance to practice Sandboarding.

Afterward, we continue our trip to the city of Nazca.

 

DAY 3: NAZCA LINES - LIMA

 

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to the Nazca airport.
For this aerial tour, we use a small, Cessna aircraft which has spacious room for 5 people, each one gets a window seat.

Our pilot will give each participant a Nazca Lines Map, which will be very useful during the flight.
Among the animal figures, you will see a representation of a monkey, a spider, as well as other creatures.

Likewise, you will see various birds, such as a condor, a hummingbird, a parrot, and a heron.
After the flight, we will drive back to the city of Lima.

Upon arrival in Lima, we will drop you off at your hotel.

 

DAY 4: LIMA - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY

 

At a previously arranged time, our staff will pick you up and escort you to Lima International Airport where you will take an hour and ten minute flight to Cusco.

 

Upon your arrival to Cusco, known as “The Archaeological Capital of America", you will be greeted and welcomed by a Pacha Peru representative. Then, we will start our tour through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First, we will visit the exceptional project of Awanakancha where locals use their ancestor’s techniques to transform the fur of the South American camelids into clothes through traditional weaving. We will witness people weave beautiful textiles such as multi-colored belts and exquisitely embroidered blankets and see the complete procedure of this art.

 

Then, we will continue through the valley until we reach the town of Pisaq which boasts a great Incan archaeological site with magnificent terraced fields on the mountains. Once back in town, we will visit the traditional market, famous for its beautiful handicrafts made by local people.

 

Finally, you will be escorted to your hotel for the night which is surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Sacred Valley.

 

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU

 

In the morning, you will board the train from Ollantaytambo Train Station. This spectacular train ride will be a one and a half hour, scenic journey to Aguas Calientes.

 

Once you arrive to Aguas Calientes, we will take a bus to Machu Picchu. The bus journey only takes 30 minutes and follows a winding road up a slope with beautiful views.

 

Once we are in Machu Picchu, we will take a private guided tour around the city for around two hours. On this tour, we will explore the mysteries and magic of the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu.

 

After, you will take a train back to Ollantaytambo where our driver will be waiting to escort you to your hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

 

DAY 6: MORAY - CHINCHERO - CUSCO

 

First of all, we will have a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then, our tour guide and private transportation will pick us up at 8:00 hrs to start our private tour to Ollantaytambo. This was the Last Incan refuge during Spanish colonization and is a place which will make you feel like you have stepped back in time due to the style of the buildings.
Next, we will go to the incredible circular terraces of Moray which were used as a kind of Incan laboratory to acclimatize crops.


Finally, you will be escorted to your hotel which is surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Sacred Valley.
After breakfast, we will pick up from your hotel at 8:00AM and head to the Sacred Valley for our visit to the Salt Mines of Maras and the archeological site of Moray.

 

Afterwards we will go to Chinchero; this site has terraces that Incas used to grow potatoes. The Incas discovered that 3700 meters was the perfect altitude to cultivate potatoes, they used them to feed the entire population.

At the end of the tour we will return to Cusco.

 

DAY 7: CUSCO - CITY TOUR 

 

Leaving early (8:30 hrs) by private transportation, we will visit Sacsaywaman, a vast fortress built on three platforms overlooking the city of Cusco. From here we continue to Qenqo, a site of worship with a high rock carved into the shape of a puma. This feature dominates a series of canals and passageways also painted with animals.

 

The road then continues uphill to Pukapukara and Tambomachay, the latter an interesting site containing Incan baths.

 

We will then return to Cusco and visit the main attractions around the Plaza de Armas such as the Cathedral of Cusco and the Sun Temple of Qorikancha inside the Temple of Santo Domingo. After this, we will take you back through the city to your hotel.

 

DAY 8: CUSCO FAREWELL

 

Depending on the departure time of your flight from Cusco, our staff will pick you up and escort you to the airport in a private vehicle. Once you arrive to the airport, that concludes our program.

INCLUSIONS

INCLUDED

  • Reception and Transfer from Airport to your Hotel in Lima.
  • Bus tickets  Lima - Paracas - Ica - Nazca - Lima.
  • One night hostal in Ica (Breakfast included).
  • Transfers from bus station go and back.
  • Motor boat for Paracas peninsula. 
  • Entrance fee for the National Reserve of Paracas.
  • Sand-boarding, and buggies.
  • Pisco-tasting (city tour Ica).
  • Flight upon the Nazca Lines. 
  • Transport from your hotel (Lima) to the International airport of Lima.
  • Domestic flights Lima to Cusco & Cusco to Lima.
  • Pick up you at the Airport of Cusco.
  • Transport for the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Professional speaking guide service.
  • Entrance ticket for the archeological sites (Pisac and Ollantaytambo).
  • Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba).
  • Round trip Train tickets to Machupicchu town.
  • Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance Ticket for Machu Picchu.
  • Professional speaking guide service for Machu Picchu.
  • Transport from the train station to your Hotel in the Sacred Valley.
  • Transport for Moray, Chinchero to  Cusco.
  • Transport for the city Tour in Cusco.
  • Transport from your hotel to the airport.
 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (45.00 dollars).
  • Hotel in Cusco.
  • Travel insurance.
PRICES

Pricing Information & Categories


INCA RAIL - Comfort Executive Class Train

Begin your journey by luxuriating in our comfortable seats and excellent service. Delight in the incredible landscape along the route to Machu Picchu, including towering mountains, snow-capped peaks, serpentine river, and the gradual change in vegetation to the point of entry to the magical rainforest that hosts the Inca citadel.
Enjoy a variety of natural drinks on the house, prepared using Andean essences representative of the region. The hospitality of our staff will assure you of a fantastic experience along the way to the AguasCalientes train station.

 

 


VISTADOME MACHU PICCHU - Exclusive Train Service

If you love nature and the countryside, the Vistadome is exactly what you’re looking for.

The panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

The Vistadome* train offers a unique connection with the scenery along the way to Machu Picchu, making passengers feel as if they were somehow part of the nature that surrounds them.

Return trips on the Vistadome also offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. As an added bonus, you can enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. Passengers also receive a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through our cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment.


BELMOND HIRAN BINGHAM - Luxury Train Service

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through the Peruvian Andes on a train modeled on the Pullman cars of the 1920s The Belmond Hiram Bingham train not only makes this possible, it turns a magical journey into an unforgettable experience, with personalized service that takes care of every last detail on your trip.

Travel on the exclusive and luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train and enjoy the elegant dining car, the bar car, and the observatory, where you can take in the unmatched scenery in the open air while sipping on a traditional Peruvian cocktail and listening to live local music.

Start your experience off with a welcome cocktail. Once onboard, the maître will invite you to a brunch and gourmet lunch. The return trip includes a fine dining experience at dinner. In both cases, you can accompany your meals with beverages (non-premium) and an excellent wine selection.

To the beat of the Peruvian cajón and tambourines, live traditional Peruvian and international music will set the tone throughout the trip for an unforgettable trip to the Machu Picchu citadel.


Service Prices

 

COMFORT

$1290

PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT 

ALL TRANSPORT MENTIONED AT PROGRAM

PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER

INCA RAIL ROUND TRIP TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU

ALL ENTRANCE TICKET FOR THE ATRACTIONS

AIR TICKETS LIMA - CUSCO - LIMA


EXCLUSIVE

$1390


PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT 

ALL TRANSPORT MENTIONED AT PROGRAM

PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER

VISTADOME ROUND TRIP TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU

ALL ENTRANCE TICKET FOR THE ATRACTIONS

AIR TICKETS LIMA - CUSCO - LIMA

LUXURY

$2180


PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT 

ALL TRANSPORT MENTIONED AT PROGRAM

PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER

BELMOND HIRAN BINGHAM ROUND TRIP TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU

ALL ENTRANCE TICKET FOR THE ATRACTIONS

AIR TICKETS LIMA - CUSCO - LIMA

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Call us: 0051 998037474 / WhatsApp: +51 998037474 or write us: pachaperuexplorers@gmail.com 

 

 

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