216 – 10 Day Cusco, Paracas & Lima Package Itinerary
Cost Per-Person – $1,009.00
Child Discount 0 to 17– $20.00
Single Supplement – $367.50
Est. Additional Costs – $200.00*
Day 1 – Arrival in Lima at any time, pick up at the airport and transfer to your accommodation for check in, then you will have the remainder of the day to explore the city.
Day 2 – Transfer back to the Lima airport for your flight from Lima to Cusco (flight not included), arrival in Cusco at any time, you will then be picked up and transported to your accommodation for check in, after checking into your accommodation you will need to visit the agency office for a short briefing regarding your tours, you will then have the remainder of the day to relax or explore Cusco on your own.
Day 3 – Today you will be picked up (time and location set at briefing) around 8:00 am and depart for the Sacred Valley, your first stop will be an artisanal market where you can purchase a variety of commercial and hand made items. After the market stop you will continue on to the town of Pisac and it’s archaeological site where you will enjoy a tour of this important Inka agricultural center. After visiting Pisac you will head West through the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Inkas before taking a break to enjoy a Peruvian lunch buffet. After lunch we will continue on towards the town of Ollantaytambo, here you will have a guided tour of this ancient city before having to be at the train station for your 7:00 pm train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). When you arrive in Aguas Calientes someone from the Inti Killa hostal will meet you at the train station and take you to the hostal for check in. In the evening your guide for the next day will meet you at the hostal (the time will be covered in your briefing) to inform you of the meeting time and location for your Machu Picchu tour the next day.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 4 – You will have two options today, you can hike up to the Machu Picchu entrance, or take the optional shuttle bus, in either case you will need to be at the entrance in time to meet your guide (normal around 7:00 am). Once the group is assembled you will enter Machu Picchu and start your tour that will last for approximately 2 hours, during which the guide will explain the history of this “Lost City of the Inkas”. After the tour you will have free time to explore the site on your own before having to return to the train station in time to catch your 6:20 pm train back to Ollantaytambo, in Ollantaytambo you there will be transportation to take you back to Cusco where you will arrive around 10:00 pm.
Day 5 – Morning breakfast followed by transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima (flight not included), once in Lima you will be picked up and transferred to your accommodation for check in, then you will have the remainder of the day to explore the city.
Day 6 – After breakfast in the morning you will be transferred to the bus station to board your bus (7:30 am or 1:30 pm) to Paracas, once in Paracas you will take a taxi to your accommodation for check in and have the remainder of the day to relax on the beach or explore the town.
Day 7 – Today you will be picked up in the morning at about 7:30 am and then transported to the port to start your Ballestas Islands tour. The Ballestas Islands is a vibrant and colorful wildlife sanctuary that is filled with wild birds and mammals, including sea lions, fur seals, and endangered Humboldt penguins. During this two hour boat tour you will come face-to-face with these animals in their natural habitation while you are on board a speedboat. On rare occasions, it is even possible to see dolphins and whales. During this tour, you can observe a mysterious geoglyph, similar to the Nazca Lines, that was carved into the face of a cliff over 1,000 years ago. This symbol is called The Candelabra, and it remains the source of much speculation and debate. After the tour you will be returned to the port and will have tome to eat lunch before being picked up from your hotel at 1:30 pm and transported to the Huacachina Oasis to start your dune buggy & sand boarding tour. Half the tour is riding in the dune buggy, up and down the dunes at fast speeds. And the other half of the tour is a chance to try the adventure sport of “sand boarding”. This is just like snowboarding, but instead of snow you will be boarding on the fine-grained sand of the desert. If you aren’t athletically talented, no problem! Just lay on your stomach on the board, and go “sand sledding”. This is faster, lots of fun, and doesn’t require any patience or ability. The dune buggy and sand boarding tour is an amazing thrill ride. But this is more than just a thrill ride: the gigantic sand dunes are beautiful, surreal and mesmerizing. A tour into the desert feels like an “out of this world” experience, almost like visiting the surface of another planet. After the tour you will be returned to the hotel where you can relax and enjoy your last evening in Paracas.
Day 8 – This morning you will check out of your hotel and take a taxi to the bus station for your Cruz del Sur Bus back to Lima (7:30 am or 1:30 pm), upon arrival in Lima you will be picked up at the bus station and transported to your accommodation in Miraflores.
Day 9 – Today after breakfast you will be picked up to start your full day Lima tour, your first stop will be Huaca Pucllana, a large mud brick pyramid built in the 4th century. Next you will visit the museum in the Central Reserve Bank (This Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays) where you will see a fine selection of artifacts, ceramics and gold objects from a variety of pre-colonial cultures, as well as the Cohen gold collection. The next stop will be the main square where you will see the Cathedral as well as the Government and Municipal Palaces, after the main square you will visit the San Francisco church where you will not only tour the church itself, but also the catacombs beneath the church with their rooms full of intricately stacked bones.
After the church you will enjoy lunch before setting off for Pachacamac, an archaeological site constructed around 200 AD and located approximately 40km South of Lima, here you will tour the site, visiting the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Pachacamac, and the Temple of Acllahuasi or “Palace of the Virgins of the Sun”. After the tour of Pachacamac you will return to Lima, stopping to visit the bohemian district of Barranco before being dropped off in Miraflores.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 10 – After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight out of Lima.
* Estimated Additional costs are based on required items and do not include package options.
- Lima – Hostel Buena Vista or Similar
- Paracas – Hotel Gran Palma or Similar
- Cusco – Amanecer an el Sol Hotel or Similar
- Aguas Calientes – Inti Killa Hostal or Similar
- All ground transfers and transportation indicated
- 3 nights lodging in Lima, 3 nights in Arequipa, 2 nights in Cusco & 1 night in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Meals indicated
- Tour guides where indicated
- International or Domestic Flights
- Meals not indicated
- Tourist Ticket for entry to sites in Cusco (other than Machu Picchu)
- Entry fee for Huacachina – S/3.70 Soles
- Tips (optional)
- Huayna Picchu
- Machu Picchu Mountain
- Shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu