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Tour to Peru: Machu Picchu & Adventure

ABOUT THIS TOUR

This tour to Peru has been specially designed for those who want discover Cusco and Machu Picchu from a different perspective or who want to enjoy the adventure of riding the Peruvian desert in specially prepared cars.  Thus, you can be part of great adventures in the Sacred Valley and canoeing in Urubamba river, or riding across the Colca Valley.  These activities will allow you to enjoy the nature and the mystery of the region.  Another interesting option is to walk by the Inca trail from Cusco to Machu Picchu using the same paths that were built over 500 years ago.

But this is not the only adventure.  You can also explore Peru’s Amazonian jungle, using special vans totally equipped for a more comfortable ride.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS TOUR

  • Paraglide alongside the cliffs of Lima’s Pacific coast
  • Dive and and swim with dolphins and seals off the Ballestas Islands
  • See Andean condors gliding over the Colca Canyon; twice as deep as the Grand Canyon!
  • Buy local crafts in the famos Pisac market

PROGRAM DETAILED

DAY 01: LIMA

We will attend you from the moment you arrive at Lima. MPS Journey personnel will receive you at Jorge Chavez airport and will take you to your hotel.

 

DAY 02: LIMA

The trip starts in the morning.  The private city tour consists of visiting the colonial constructions in Lima, as well as the modern places.  For example, you will visit the churches and the Presidential Palace, the Main Square, the Cathedral and San Francisco Convent; which were constructed in XVI century.

In the afternoon, we will take you to Miraflores, accompanied by a bilingual guide, to go paragliding.  You will receive general information and specialized techniques.  The flight will be with an experienced instructor.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

 

DAY 03: LIMA / ICA

We will take you to Ica in the morning of this third day, where you will participate in an unforgettable activity: you will ride the desert’s dunes in small cars specifically prepared for this trip.  We will provide security equipment, assessment and previous information.  At the end we will take you to your hotel.

Includes: Breakfast (B)

 

DAY 04: ICA / PARACAS / LIMA

In the morning we will take to the port of Paracas, where you will travel on a yacht to Ballestas Islands.  You will be able to see birds and different types of seals. You will also be able to see the famous candelabra, mysteriously designed on the desert sands.  Finally, you will visit the “seal viewpoint”, a rocky formation from which you will be able to appreciate the seals in their natural habitat.  We will give you a full equipment to dive and swim next to the seals and occasionally some dolphins.  Finally, we will return to Lima.  We will take to the airport, where you will go by airplane to Arequipa.

Includes: Breakfast (B)

 

DAY 05: LIMA / AREQUIPA / COLCA VALLEY

In the morning the trip begins with a ride to Colca valley, one of the most impressive landscapes of the continent.  We will go to Chachani mountain, Pampa Cañahuas, and Aguada Blanca, where you will enjoy the views.  Among the flora we have: ichu (grass), trees like Tola, Ccapo and Yaretas. Among the fauna: vicuñas, llamas and alpacas, exotic birds like Kara-Kara (falcon), black Ibis, Guallatas, ducks, flamencos, vizcacha (rabbit).

We will then travel to Patapampa.  During the trip you will visit the Volcano Viewpoint, with a maximum height of 4,800 meters.  You will be able to see the most beautiful mountains of the Andes.

Finally we will return to the hotel where you will enjoy a bath butler with salts or the massages of the spa.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch (B, L)

 

DAY 06: COLCA VALLEY

In this morning the trip consists of riding by the left margin of Colca river until we reach a viewpoint named La Cruz del Condor (Condor cross), where you will see the depth of the canyon and the majestic flight of the Condor.

You will then visit the towns of Yanque and Maca, where you will see the pre-Inca hanging tombs as well as the beautiful typical clothes of the people. You will also see the pre-Inca platforms on the mountains, where the people cultivate food such as potato, corn, quinua, kiwicha, olluco, etc.

We will then take you back to your hotel.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch (B, L)

 

DAY 07: AREQUIPA / CUSCO / URUBAMBA VALLEY

In the morning we will take you to the airport, where you will aboard an airplane towards Cusco (Flight LP115 06:10 / 08:20).

Once in Cusco, you will visit Pisac, an important colonial town, where you can buy ceramic crafts and clothes. You will then visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo.  Finally, we will take you to your hotel.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch (B, L)

 

DAY 08: URUBAMBA VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU

In the morning we will take you to the train station, where you will aboard the first class train Hiram Bingham that will take you to Machu Picchu while you enjoy the incredible landscapes.  It will be an unforgettable experience, enriched by the company of a professional guide.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch (B, L)

 

DAY 9: CUSCO / LIMA

In the morning we will take you to the airport where you will aboard an airplane towards Lima.  Once you arrive, we will take you to your hotel.  You will visit the bohemian district of Barranco, where you will visit “Puente de los suspiros”. You will then visit the workshop of Alfredo Alcalde, who is famous for his paintings of landscapes and human expressions. You will also visit a famous jewelry shop which sells jewels from different Peruvian cultures.  Finally, there will be a farewell diner for you.  Transport to your hotel.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner (B, D)

 

DAY 10: LIMA

We will take you to the airport, where you will aboard an airplane towards your country.

Includes: Breakfast (B)

 

INCLUDES

  • Transport airport – hotel – airport
  • City tour in Lima
  • Transport hotel – bus station – hotel (Lima)
  • Transport bus station – hotel – bus station (Paracas)
  • Ride in buggy (Dunes, Ica)
  • Excursion to Ballestas islands
  • Transport hotel – airport – hotel (Lima)
  • Transport airport – hotel – airport (Cusco)
  • City tour in Cusco
  • Excursion to Machu Picchu.
  • Transport hotel – train station – hotel (Cusco)
  • Transport airport – lodge (Puerto Maldonado)
  • 9 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D)
  • 4 nights at Lima
  • 1 night at Ica
  • 2 nights at Colca
  • 1 night at Sacred Valley
  • 1 night at Cusco