Peru Culture & Nature


A megadiverse country of wonders and possessor of an ancient legacy and past. They say there is a Peru for every person.

  • It is the coast, the Andes, and the Amazon: culture, adventure, and nature. Lima, Cusco, Puno and Machu Picchu
  • Puerto Maldonado are the gateways to its Amazon and astounding biodiversity: enviable landscape and sublime vistas.

Peru is fine food and folklore, but it is mainly Culture and Nature: Puno, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu cultural and natural destinations inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Living cultures, friendly people, and exquisite food.

  • DAY 1: Arrive to Lima

We will welcome to Peru at Lima International Airport. Then you will be transfer to Miraflores area for your accommodations. Night in Hotel.

  • DAY 2: Surroundings in Lima

After breakfast, We will visit the HuacaPucllana, an archaeological precinct build in the IV century A.C., where we will have a panoramic view of this. After that, we will go to the historical center where we shall visit one of its most beautiful buildings and attranctions like, San Martin Square, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishops Palace, the Cathedral, the City Hall, the train station Desamparado. Then, We will enter to the museum of Saint Francis Convent, which displays the biggest collection of religious art in America and its subterranean crypts known as The Catacombs, where you will feel the presence of Limas colonial past. After we will visit Larco Museum to learn part of the history of Peru and their treasure. Dinner and night in Hotel.

  • DAY 3: Trip to Paracas & Ballestas Island boat excursion

 Early drive from our hotel for 3 hours to south of Lima along the Panamericana highway to get into Paracas. We usually arrive at 8:00 to the local Dock in Paracas to board a propeller speed boat in order to visit the Ballestas Islands. Here you can spot sea lions, seals, penguins, guano birds, and turtles (rarely found at this latitude). On the way to the islands, you will also see the Candelabra, a 165-foot (50-meter) long sketching in the rock, which experts believe is connected to the Nazca Lines. Debate with your companions whether the Candelabra formation represents a cactus-a symbol of power in the ancient Chavin culture-or perhaps the Southern Cross constellation. The boat trip lasts approximately 2 hours. Once you have ended your boat excursion, you will have free time to take a look some souvenir stores then we continue our tour visiting the National Reserve of Paracas. (the land tour is optional if you are interested in other activities as the visit to the distillery of Pisco in the city of Ica. Then we will continue our trip towards the south of the country the next stop will be Ica for our lunch time at the Mossone Restaurant in the Huacachina Oasis. this places is located just 01 hour from Paracas. here in Ica we have the oportunity to do some activities depending time for example we can ride dune buggy over the Sand dunes, or if you prefer we can skip this Adrenalina Tour and replace for other tours as the distillery of Pisco or the visit to the Regional Museum if you are really interested in the Nasca Culture (elongated skulls, Nasca pottery etc.). Afterwards we continue our trip going to Nasca for 2 hours more and depending time we will be able to stop in the metallic tower to see 2 Nasca Lines figures. Dinner Night in Hotel

  •  DAY 4: Flight over the Nazca Lines & Aqueduct of Cantalloc - Lima

 After breakfast we will start around 08: 00 am to drive into the local Nazca airdrome to do the flight over the Nazca Lines. We will fly over an enigmatic zone, where hundreds of years ago ancient Nasca people drew huge designs which can be seen only from the air. Ending our flight we can start with our Land tour visiting the Aqueduct of Cantalloc. After our amazing sights we will back to Lima. Dinner Night in Hotel

  • DAY 5: Flight to Puno – City Tour

Today we will be transfer to Lima airport for our flight to Puno located at southeast of the Andes where we will enjoin their unique culture and gastronomy. As soon we arrive to Puno we will be transfer to our hotel for our checking in. After Lunch, we will do some city tour and some view of the amazing Titicaca Lake which we will explore the next day. Dinner and Night in Hotel.

  • DAY 6: Titicaca Lake: Uros, Tequiles Island

After our delicious buffet breakfast, we will get ready for our full day by boat around the most amazing place the Titicaca Lake and its island. We will visit the Uros where they will explain about their culture in general there. Then Tequile island will be our place for lunch with a special welcome for our arrival. After our great experience along the several islands at the huge lake we will back in the afternoon to our hotel for a massage and sauna. Dinner and night in Hotel.

  •  DAY 7: Buss to Cusco – City Tour

Today we will do 3 hours buss drive to Cusco City. The pave road provides a very comfortable ride with the chance to enjoin the mountains and peaks along the Andes on our way which we can top at any time according the area. We usually arrive to Cusco at noon to our hotel and then lunch to delete their local gastronomy. Then we will visit Koriccancha temple to learn part of the Incas history and their treasure. Then we will visit a Cusco Museum and Main Square. Dinner and night in Hotel

  • DAY 8: Sacred Valley and Inca Ruins

After breakfast, we will visit several Inca ruins, artisanal market outside Cusco town. After buffet lunch, we will visit Sacsay Huaman where the most popular Inca celebration happens “the Inti Raimi”. After our full day of culture, local cuisine, artisanal craft and cloth we will back to our hotel. Dinner and Night in Hotel

  •  DAY 9: Machu Picchu Time

We will be transfer to Poroy train station for our train ride for 3 hours to Aguas Calientes town where we will take a private bus for 25 minutes up the mountains to get the Inca site entrance. There we will enjoin one the wonder of the world for the rest of the morning “Machu Picchu”. We will back to Cusco late afternoon for dinner. Night in Jose Antonio Hotel.

  •  DAY 10: Flight to Puerto Maldonado – Posada Amazonas Lodge

After breakfast, we will go to Cusco airport for our short flight to Puerto Maldonado for around 25 minutes. This town is the entrance of Tambopata National Reserve part of the Amazon basin. As soon we arrive to the airport we will be welcome from local guide to take us to our main office to get some extra information. Then we will drive for 30 minutes to get a native community place where we will take our private boat to navigate for 1 hour on the Tambopata River. Along the boat trip we can find several kinds of wildlife such us: Herons, Kingfishers, Alligators, Turtles, Capybara and if we are lucky Jaguar siting on the river bank. There at the lodge we will visit a canopy tower for the sunset and probably macaws, toucans will be seen eye level. Dinner and night in Posada Amazonas Lodge.

  • DAY 11: Oxbow Lake – Medicinal Center

Today we will start early morning. We will do a short boat trip for 20 minutes and then a walk for 20 minutes to get one of the most amazing ecosystem in the Peruvian Amazon an old meander of the main river forming an oxbow lake. There we will navigate on at boat platform known as a catamaran around the lake with the chance to find several species of birds, monkeys and even a family of giant river otter and just before we back we can try to do some piranha fishing. We will back for lunch and after some break we will visit a shaman place where we will learn about medicinal plants. Dinner and night in Posada Amazonas Lodge

  • DAY 12: Parrot Clay Lick – Flight to Lima – Home

We will visit early morning a spectacular natural show of parrots, macaws gathering together in one place looking for clay found on river side cliff which they do only in the morning. After this incredible experience, we will back for breakfast and get ready for being transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport for our flight to Lima and connections.

Enjoin your Peru Holiday!

Peru Birding Web
TOUR TIME 12 DAYS & 11 NIGHTS
GROUP SIZE From 2 People
TOUR DATES Book at any time all year around
PRICE PER PERSON US$ 2,500.00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 300.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)
   
ACCOMMODATION Comfortable places with private toilet, hot water, AC, WI-FI 
EASY OF TRAVEL Easy to moderate
PHOTOGRAPHIC CHANCE Excellent
INCLUDE Domestic Flights, Hotel, lodges, full meals, soft drinks, train, entrance fee, private land, and boat transport, driver and birding guide
NOT INCLUDE International flights, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities

 

Peru Birding Web
Peru Birding Web
Peru Birding Web