14 Days of Adventure in Peru!

14 days - 13 nights
Lima, Paracas, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
Overview

Tour description 

An adrenaline filled adventure starting in Lima with a paragliding flight near the Pacific Ocean and visiting the city of kings, then cruise by bus to Ica for an thrill seeking dune-buggy ride and sand-boarding in the desert. Continue to Paracas for a visit of the  Ballestas Islands, the mini Galapagos. We then fly to Cusco the Inca Capital. Ride the famous Peruvian paso horse in the Sacred Valley and make an adventurous downhill mountainbike trip to Pisac, then hike along the famous 500 year old Inca trail to Machu Picchu to see the amazing citadel.  Journey to Puno at the shores of Lake Titicaca visiting examples of great colonial architecture and Inca remains, then kayak on the highest navigating lake of the world where you walk on the floating reed islands of Uros.

Tour highlights

• Lima: Paragliding at the Pacific Ocean border and City tour of Lima: Colonial, Modern and contemporary.
• Paracas: Sand boarding, Dune buggy, Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve.
• Cusco: Walking tour visiting the Cathedral, Qoricancha, San Pedro Market where the locals shop, Sacsayhuaman and Qenko.
• Sacred Valley: Pisac ruins/market, buffet lunch in Urubamba, Ollantaytambo ruins.
• Ride the Peruvian Paso horse, considered the Rolls Royce under the horses
• Machu Picchu: A one day hike  through Cloud-forest to Machu Picchu; Tour of the awe inspiring Machu Picchu Sanctuary with many temples and more.
• Kayak Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake of the world.

Departures:
Daily departures year round
Destinations:
Lima, Paracas, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca
Reservation code:
AJ-ADV2
Day by day

Day 1 Arrival in Lima

On arrival to Lima we will be waiting to take you to the centre of Lima where you will check into your hotel. Your Chaska Tours holiday hotel vouchers will be ready for you at the reception desk of the Hotel. 
Transfer to Miraflores: 45 minutes
Overnight in Lima
No meals included

Day 2 Lima  Parapente  and City Tour

After breakfast  a 10 minute walk from our hotel to the nearby park set  on high cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. From the park we have spectacular views of the Ocean where we see surfers ridging the waves. The park has many palmtrees, and the Marina Lighthouse,  an active lighthouse that  was constructed back in 1900 and is the most visited lighthouse of Peru. 
Here we meet with our Parapente instructor and after a safety briefing and instructions we are are ready to take off for a sensational tandemflight high above the Peruvian Pacific coast.
After the flight we have the possibility to enjoy a walk in the park, or walk another 20 minutes to the Larcomar, a food and high quality shopping center with breathtaking ocean views.. This is a great place to have lunch with over 37 restaurants to choose from, of which many have view of the Pacific coastline.
After your lunch meet at the pick-up point  to  enjoy your tour offering best combination of the different attractions of historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. Return to your hotel.
Paragliding flight is 10 minutes long, flying between 80 and 180m.s.l. 
These flights can be done all year round, over the beautiful Costa Verde in Miraflores, city of Lima, Peru. 
We offer tandem flights in Pachacamac, from November to April, in case  there is not enough wind to fly in Miraflores, this can be combined with an excursion to the nearby Pachacamac.
Lima City tour: 3.5 hours
Overnight Lima
Breakfast included.

Day 3 Lima - Bus to Paracas - Sand boarding & Dune Buggy

This morning journey by bus to Paracas.  Arrive in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel. At 4pm we pick up from your hotel and take you for your dune buggy & Sand boarding excursion.  After the tour we return to the hotel with the evening to relax at your hotel.
Bus departs Lima at 7:30am and arrives in Ica at 11:05am
Bus to Paracas: 3 hours and 35 minutes
Sand boarding & Dune Buggy tour: 2 hours
Overnight in Paracas.
Breakfast included.

Day 4 Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve Tours – Return to Lima

Transfer to Ballestas Islands known as the “small Galapagos” because of it’s abundant wildlife. Tour the Islands by boat; here we can observe the hundreds of sea lions and seals and a large variety of seabirds, flamingos, pelicans, boobies, cormorants and many others. Return to Paracas and continue with a visit of the Paracas National Reserve which is home to a diverse collection of marine life and birds. This tour takes you to the picturesque costal area with the never-ending tropical sand-dune desert and where we will see the famous Paracas Candelabra etched into coastal mountainside. Enjoy lunch. After lunch Return to your hotel and free time relax at the swimming pool till we transfer you to the bus station for your trip back to Lima. On arrival in Lima transfer to your hotel.
Ballestas Islands tour: 2 hours
Paracas National Reserver tour: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Bus to Lima: 3 hours and 55 minutes
Bus departs Paracas at 16:05 and arrives in Lima 20:00
Overnight in Lima
Breakfast included.

Day 5 Cusco

After breakfast transfer to Lima airport for your flight Lima / Cusco. On arrival to Cusco we collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the morning is free to relax and acclimatize. In the afternoon your professional guide will come to collect you from your hotel for a relaxing walking tour of Cusco. We visit Plaza Nazarenas, the artisans district San Blas and the colonial church and then to famous 12 angle stone and of course the main square of Cusco. We continue to the market of San Pedro, a vibrant, colourful Andean market giving you an inside look at the local culture of Peru. From here our car will takes us to the megalithic site of Sacsayhuaman and then Qenko. Finishing back at your hotel you have the rest of the afternoon free. 
Flight Lima/Cusco 1 hr and 15 min
Duration tour ~ 4 hrs
Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included.

Day 6 – Downhill mountain bike tour to Pisac.

Pisac market and ruins
Today we start from your hotel for short ride to Corao where our Mountainbike adventure starts. This half day adventure ride is also suitable for all people with no or little experience.  After our safety briefing and instruction we get on our bikes, the ride initiates at Corao pass and we descend deep into the Sacred Valley almost a 1000 mtrs (~ 3000 ft) via dirt roads and one paved road. On this highly enjoyable ride we pass along beautiful scenery, small Andean communities  and local markets. 
When we arrive at Pisaq time for an appetizing lunch, then we visit the spectacular ruins nearby and the colorful local market.
At the end of our tour we check-in to our hotel in the Sacred Valley.
MTB tour: 2 -3  hours
Pisac Ruins & Pisac market: ~ 3 hrs
Overnight in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included.

Note: The market days in Pisac are on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The other days you can still do the tour but only the souvenir market is operational. 

Day 7 Peruvian paso horse ride to the Saltpans, and Maras Moray

We start the day with a short  transfer to the nearby ranch to meet with our ranchero and get instructed and briefed for our ride on the famous Peruvian Paso horses.  Riding our beautiful Peruvian Paso horses we pass along farmers and and their agricultural lands,local fruit trees, then cross the Vilcanota river and our way up to  the salt mines, the Salineras.  The Salineras have a long history and are thought to have existed before the Inca Empire. The local Andean villagers have shared and worked this salt harvesting system for centuries. The source of the salt is an underground stream, which the locals have channeled into a complex terracing system, slowing the water down in such a way that crystallization can take place.  As well as a functioning farming system it is a stunning & beautiful landscape and photographic scenery, definitely worth visiting.
We then  go back on our horses  and visit Moray which is a few miles away.
The magnificent agricultural terraces of Moray are still a mystery, the site is thought to have been an Incan laboratory in order to investigate and improve Andean farming techniques. The site was designed around natural craters or hollows in the landscape from which the ancient farmers manipulated, forming an extensive agricultural terracing system.
We enjoy a box lunch at the very same site before we go back on our horses and 
After this relaxing ride we are transferred back to check in to the hotel in the Sacred Valley. 
Overnight in the Sacred Valley
Breakfast and box lunch included.

Day 8 Short Inca trail to Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley - Km 104 - Machupicchu

An early morning transfer from your hotel to the train station for a three-hour train ride which has been described as one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world. The train climbs out of Cusco to a high plateau before following the Urubamba River down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. From here we pass deep into the narrow Urubamba gorge surrounded by sheer mountains and thick forest. A one day-hike arriving at Machu Picchu via the famous Sungate.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Breakfast and box lunch included.

Day 9 Guided tour of Machu Picchu - Return to Cusco

After breakfast your guide will accompany you for an early bus for the sunrise at Machupicchu. The first buses start leaving at 5.30am and take 30 minutes to get to Machupicchu. The doors to Macchupicchu open at 6am when you will be able to enjoy this magnificent place before the crowds arrive later in the morning. Our professional guide will slowly show you around the main areas recounting myths and legends passed down over the centuries and explaining about some of the advanced building techniques the Incas used. After the tour will be time to head back down to the town by bus. Here you can find many restaurants offering lunch and afterwards you will board the return train through the Sacred Valley to Poroy town with a transfer back to Cusco arriving at approximately 8.30pm.
Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included.

** Our preferred train departures are subject to availability
Note: you can extend the Inca Trail and opt for the 4 day Inca trail, which is a 3 day hike starting at KM 82 and visit of Machu Picchu of the 4th day.
**From the 1st of July 2017 the new visiting regulation of Machu Picchu applies. 

Day 10 Free day in Cusco

Today you have a free day to explore this Unesco world heritage colonial town on your own or opt for one of our tailored excursions.
For your lunch and dinner we will provide you with a listing of our recommend restaurants and will book your preferred restaurants in advance for you.  
Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included.

Day 11 Journey by first class bus from Cusco to Puno

Transfer to the bus station for your 1st class bus ride to Puno. You will visit 4 archeological sites along the way.?Upon arrival to Puno we take you to your hotel.
Places you will visit are:
Andahuaylillas: The church of Andahuaylillas is known as the "Sistine Chapel of America". 
Raqchi, the temple of the God Wiracocha
Pukara: The litho-sculptures of Pukara, belonging to a civilization of the name Pukara 
La Raya:  the highest point between Puno and Cusco, at 14234 feet, where you can admire the snow-peaked mountains.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant halfway in Sicuani.
Driving time: ~ 5 hours
Excursions: ~ 3 hours
Lunch time : ~ 1:30 hrs
Tour with ride: 10 hours
Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 12 Kayaking Lake Titicaca - from Llachon to Amantani island

Transfer from your hotel to the port to board our motor-boat towards Llachon.  There you will have a safety briefing by the specialized kayak guide and you will get dressed with the kayak equipment. Then paddle to Amantani Island taking in amazing views of Lake Titicaca. Arrive and meet your host family and get accommodated at your homestay.  Then enjoy a delicious typical lunch prepared by your host family. Enjoy the cultural experience by joining an optional football match with the locals.  In the afternoon we hike to one of the two temples on the top of the island to observe the beautiful sunset.  Then you enjoy dinner and a celebration with the family. 
Overnight in Amantani
Lunch and dinner included

Day 13 – Amantani - Kayak to Taquile Island and visit the Uros islands

Duration of kayaking: 3 hours. Distance: 10 kilometers from Amantani to Taquile. After breakfast, we continue our adventure by paddling from Amantani to Taquile Island, observing the distant but impressive snow capped mountains on the other side of Lake Titicaca.  We arrive in Taquile where we will see the locals who have preserved their culture and ancestral organization. You will see their famous weaving of textiles. We will have lunch and then descend a stairway of 500 steps to the port to board our boat and head to the floating islands of Uros.  We will visit the Uros people and learn of their incredible building with totora reeds of their homes, canoes and more. Optional Reed boat rides can be arranged directly with the local fishermen. Then we depart and arrive in Puno at approximately 4:30pm. 
Overnight in Puno
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 14 Flight Juliaca / Lima 

After Breakfast buffet,  transfer to Juliaca airport for your flight to Lima.
Upon arrival in Lima connection with your international flight.
Breakfast included.

Included

Included

Hotels included:
13 nights in Hotels: Lima (2 nights), Paracas (1 nights), Cusco ( 3 nights), Sacred Valley (2 nights), Aguas Calientes (1 night), Puno (2 nights).
Entrance tickets:
All entrance tickets for the places to visit mentioned in the program
Excursions:
All excursions mentioned in the program
Guide:
Official bilingual guides during excursions
Machupicchu:
Roundtrip bus tickets and entrance tickets to the Sanctuary
Meals:
Meals as mentioned in program
Tips:
Tips at airports, hotels and tips for guides, drivers or other personal
Train:
train from Aguas Calientes - Poroy - (Vistadome Train with comfort and luxury hotels /Expedition Train Economic and Tourist hotels)

Not included:

Flights: International flights
Flights:  2 Domestic flights Lima/Cusco - Juliaca/Lima  
Flight taxes: National and international departure airport taxes
Tips: Tips at airports, hotels and tips for guides, drivers or other personal.
Insurance: Travel insurance
 

Hotels

Hotels

Prices

  Occupancy Economic 3* Comfort 4* Luxury 5*
Prices in USD Double room US $ 2575 US $ 2895 US $ 4000
Single room supplement US $ 695 US $ 920 US $ 1980
         

 

* Prices for 2018 - based on shared group tours
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