Discover Peru in a different way with its different snowy mountains from Cusco to Huaraz: the Cordillera Blanca, an unmissable, magical corner of Peru.
LIMA/AREQUIPA/TREKK COLCA / PUNO / CUSCO / TREKK CUSCO – MACHUPICCHU /LIMA / HUARAZ / LIMA
Airport welcome and transfer to the hotel in the neighborhood of Miraflores. No scheduled visit on this day as flights usually arrive in the afternoon. If your flight arrives in the morning, a visit can of course be scheduled in the afternoon on day 1. We guarantee the transfer from the airport to the hotel regardless of your arrival time.
The day will begin with a tour of Lima, offering an interesting blend of the pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary Peru. Colonial Lima used to be the capital in the virreinal era, and beautifully showcases the architecture of the time. In ancestral Lima we have the Huaca Pucllana, built by the IV century of our era; they will have a good view of the administrative center as ceremonial and considered by the Incas as a sacred city. Contemporary Lima is made u of the lovely districts of San Isidro, Miraflores, the Park of Love with its spectacular view over the Pacific Ocean, and finally the bohemian district of Barranco. Lunch. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Arequipa.
Transfer and overnight stay at the hotel in Arequipa.
In the morning we will visit the most interesting points of the white city, such as the cloisters of the Company of Jesus with its imposing architecture and one of the most impressive churches of the historical Center of Arequipa. We will also explore the lovely main square, the “Plaza de Armas”, accompanied by its impressive and imposing cathedral. Later on, we will wander around the grandiose Monastery of Santa Catalina, a city which seems to have stopped in time, with an incredibly rich history. At the end we will make our way to San Camilo market, a picturesque place where local daily life is reflected in each one of its different colorful, delicious-smelling aisles.
Free afternoon and night at the hotel in Arequipa.
Today, a beautiful adventure awaits: a journey towards one of the deepest canyons in the world. We will pass through the Salinas National Reserve, inhabited by vicuñas, alpacas and llamas, then up to the highest point in our route at 4910 meters, to later descend towards the Colca Valley, route towards the Condor Cross and Cabanaconde where we will have lunch. This afternoon we will also begin our adventure towards the bottom of the canyon, driving down 7 kilometers until we get to our pleasant but basic lodgings in the community of San Juan de Chuccho at 2200 meters. Lunch and night at the lodge.
The adventure continues after a big breakfast. We will depart at 8am, driving over to the other picturesque villages of Cosñirhua and Malata, then on to Sangalle. This is where we will have lunch. The afternoon will be for you to relax and enjoy the place and nature as well as the hot springs (22 °C approx.)
Night in Sangalle.
Our Colca adventure ends today, departing at 4:00 am from Sangalle towards the town of Cabanaconde where we will have a buffet breakfast. Afterwards, in a private vehicle we will continue your journey up the valley making stops until you reach the town of Chivay. After lunch (not included), we will board a shared tourist bus to the city of Puno.
Night in Puno.
In the morning we will visit the Socca Peninsula, a beautiful place off the beaten track where we will find Aymara communities dedicated mainly to agriculture, and from here we will have a spectacular view over Lake Titicaca, making it an ideal picnic spot. We will then be able to visit the Uros islands on the lake. Return to the hotel.
Night in Puno.
Departure in the morning to visit the “Chullpas de Sillustani”, an interesting place with its funeral towers from the pre-Inca period. We will continue to the lithic museum of Puka Pukara, an important place where Apus rituals were performed, later we will reach a beautiful plain at the foot of the Nevado Kunurana (part of the Eastern Cordillera) where the pleasant atmosphere of the Hacienda de Tambo Queque Norte will shelter us in its quietness and beautiful landscapes.
Dinner and overnight at the Hacienda Tambo Queque Norte.
Departure in the morning to drive over to the limit of the Puno region, to Cusco at the foot of Nevado Chimboya, an important place for the Inca culture and the birth of the Vilcanota river, the origin to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After lunch we will visit the Temple of Wiracocha, the main deity of the Incas, and later continuing the descent we will arrive at the Sistine Chapel of South America.
Arrival and overnight stay inCusco.
Cusco city is also known as the Archaeological Capital of America. The professional guide will pick you up at 7:00 am to take you to the four ruins, starting with the site of Sacsayhuaman, with its huge granite rock monoliths and its lost history, then over to Tambomachay, Temple of the water, home to ancient water rituals. Finally we will continue towards Puca Pucara, and Quenco. Return to Cusco, and overnight stay at the hotel.
Back to the adventure of discovering where our ancestors once walked. We will leave early in the morning (5:00 am) en route to the town of Mollepata where we will have breakfast, and later continue the journey by the private vehicle until Canchacorral to start our adventure. During the tour, we will witness the beauty of the Andes until you reach Soraypampa for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have the option of visiting the Humantay Lagoon at 4100 meters. Next stop, our base camp at Salkantaypampa 4100 meters. Night under the tent.
Today your guide will wake you up with a hot “coca” tea. After breakfast in the middle of the tranquil silence, surrounded by immense mountains, we will begin the ascent with a breeze of the Nevado Salkantay 6265 meters. After a while we will have reached the Huayracmachay pass at 4600 meters, where we will take a moment to enjoy the great scenery. We will then begin to descend to our lunch spot before continuing the descent to your next camp, Colpabamba at 2770 meters. Meals are included. Night under the tent.
After a delicious breakfast, we will continue along a route full of flora and fauna, crossing streams and waterfalls, (a beautiful experience!) until we reach our camp in Lucmabamba where we will have lunch. This afternoon will be the perfect time to relax your muscles in the thermal springs of Colcamayo (38 °C) before carrying on with your adventure the following day. Night under the tent.
Today’s departure will be at 7:00 am on the Inca Trail, up a 5 kilometer slope until we reach Llactapata, an archaeological site with a view of Machu Picchu over in the distance (weather permitting). We will then descend 6 kilometers dow to the Hidroeléctrica area, where we will have lunch. The adventure will then continue on foot along the train tracks, over to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night at the hotel.
Finally, the most eagerly awaited day has come. Your visit to one of the 7 wonders of the world will begin in the morning. Your visit will be divided into two shifts, both in the morning and in the afternoon. Your professional guide will share beautiful stories that are bound to get lost in the mystery between science and myth, where the traveler takes a deep breath and asks: How was that possible? We will then return to the town for lunch, and finally make your return journey by train over to Ollantaytambo station followed by your transfer to Cusco. Night at the hotel.
In the morning, departure from the Imperial city to the capital by flight, where we will continue on to Huaraz by first-class bus.
Arrival in Huaraz in the afternoon, transfer and overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning departure from the hotel to the province of Caraz. After breakfast we will arrive at the village of Cashapampa, where we will meet your porters and start your last trek in Peru through the middle of the Huascaran National Park. On the way, we will be able to enjoy some incredible views over the mountain range.
Lunch, dinner and night under the tent in Llamacorral (3800 meters).
Departure in the morning along the Chiccocha and Jatuncocha lagoon, the latter of an impressive turquoise color, from where we will be able to perceive the snowy mountains of Caraz and Pumapampa. Breakfast break in the “Bosque de Quiswar” before leaving again towards the Arhuaycocha valley, where we will enjoy views over the Alpamayo, one of the most beautiful mountains in Peru, but also Quitarraju which towers over the country at over 6000 meters. We will then continue walking, over to the Taullipampa camp (4200 m) from which we will be able to contemplate the imposing Taulliraju.
Lunch, dinner followed by a night under the tent.
On this third day of trekking, we will pass through the Punta Unión pass at 4750 meters, from which we will have a magnificent view over the Santa Cruz and Huaripampa valleys. You might have the chance to see the flight of the Condor right above your heads, if you’re lucky! Later on, we will trek back down towards the Huaripampa valley, at the foot of the imposing Chacraraju. In the afternoon, we will meet at the Cachina campsite, which boasts gorgeous views of Taulliraju.
Lunch, dinner and night under the tent.
Last day of trekking. e will leave the National Park of Huascarán to arrive to the town of Huaripampa, where we will take a vehicle towards Portachuelo. The vehicle will stop to let you admire the most important mountains of the Cordillera Blanca: Nevado Huascarán, Peru’s highest peak (6789m), the peaks of Huandoy, Chopicalqui, as well as the beautiful lagoon of Llanganúco. On the way back, we will make one last stop in Yungay, a city whose 25,000 inhabitants were tragically buried in 1970 by a landslide. Lunch, return to Huaraz and overnight at the hotel.
Free morning in Huaraz. Transfer at noon to the bus station to take a first-class bus to Lima. Arrival in the afternoon.
Transfer and overnight stay at the hotel in Lima.
Transfer to Lima airport. End of your “Peru Adventure” trip. If your international flight leaves in the morning, you will have to spend an extra night in Lima.
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International Flight Connection
- The 2 domestic flights from Lima-Arequipa and Cusco – Lima with airport taxes.
- Transportation by first-class bus on the terrestrial journey.
- Transfers from the airport or station / hotel and vice-versa by private vehicle.
- Hotel nights with breakfast.
- The excursions and trekks mentioned in the program with the entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Meals during the treks.
- The international flight.
- Meals, except on days 6, 10, 16, 21, 22 and food during the treks.
- Tickets on certain sites that must be paid upon arrival
- Cancellation/repatriation insurance.
- Any bank transaction fees.