Mystical and Colourful Peru - 14 days in The Andes and Machu Picchu!
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Discover the vibrant culture, ancient traditions, mysterious folklore, amazing architectural ingenuity, and colourful heritage of the Peruvian people in this 14 Day tour of Peru! The culmination of this tour is your ascent into the citadel of Machu Picchu - declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Machu Picchu - UNESCO world heritage site and voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a 2007 worldwide Internet poll
This tour will begin in Lima, the capital of Peru, where you will arrive in the city's international airport.
On the morning of your arrival we will begin a 7-hour guided city tour and culinary experience of Lima. You will be taken to historic buildings, monuments, and colonial and republican architecture and you will visit beautiful cathedrals, palaces, churches, a monastery and its catacombs, and the town square called the Plaza De Armas. The guide will also bring you to his mother's kitchen (literally) where she will delight your taste buds with gastronomic Peruvian cuisine. You will also learn how to make the Ceviche, a lovely Peruvian appetiser and the cocktail, Pisco Sour.
Lima with The Andes mountains in the background
After the tour, you will return to your hotel to rest and refresh before taking a overnight bus to Nazca, arriving in the early hours of the morning. You will board a small airplane at the airport to fly over the desert and see the famous Nazca Lines. These large ancient geoglyphs are believed to date from 500 BC to 500 AD and the longest is over 350 metres with over 70 designs of animals tress and flowers. The Nazca Lines was also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.
Nazca Lines, as seen from a plane, depicting a hummingbird.
You also get to ride in a Dune Buggy and travel over the desert sand dunes and have a chance to sandboard your way down the sandy slopes of the dunes. An experience you probably will never have again.
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A hotel check-in will be available for a rest and freshening up as we will again take a night bus to get to our next destination - Arequipa.
The 9 to 10 hour bus ride from Nazca to Arequipa will take us near the western coast of Peru for most of the way and it is best taken as an overnight ride. Very comfortable VIP seats with 160 degrees recline will allow you to sleep comfortable on this journey. A beautiiful coastal sun rise will likely greet you as you look out the window before we reach our destination around 9am.
Arequipa (UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000) with EL Misti, the 5,825m volcano in the background
In Arequipa, we will check-in to our hotel and then go on a guided tour of this beautiful city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru, framed by three volcanoes. The city is proud of its contribution to Peru's gastronomic renaissance - so be prepared to try various classic dishes that originated from here. The guided tour will also take us to the famous Santa Catalina Convent which is like a city within a city and has an interesting history of the nuns that once inhabited this convent.
One of the many viewing points in the Colca Canyon - one of the world's deepest river canyon.
The next day, we will leave for the Colca Canyon where the main attraction is the spectacular sight of Condors flying overhead at various view points. These view points also gives magnificent views of the valley's villages, pre-Inca terraces, and the whole countryside. Our guide will also take us to Maca and Yanque, two interesting towns, with domestic and traditional animals and a beautiful hot spring - where you can take a soak if you want. The tour continues to Chivay, where there is an option to have a buffet lunch. After lunch, we will depart Chivay for Puno.
Condor - flying over the Colca Canyon
We will arrive in Puno at about 7pm to check into our hotel. Puno is the city where Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable body of water, is thought to be the birthplace of ................For more detail info, RSVP and Package cost, pls go to this link: : https://goo.gl/7JVv4Q