Peruvian World Heritage Sites.

20 days - 19 nights
Lima, Nazca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu, Manu
Overview

On this unique tour you will visit and live the UNESCO delegated world heritage places in Peru. Journey through time visiting the pre–Inca and Inca archeological sites, National Parks, Historical centers, and fly over the Nazca Lines, and visiting the jungle with its nature and wildlife. A terrific time enjoying the different cultures and sites now visible to the world.

  1. Arrive to Lima
  2. Lima City Tour
  3. Caral Full Day
  4. Lima – Nazca
  5. Nazca Lines Over flight – Bus to Lima
  6. Lima / Cusco – City Tour
  7. Sacred Valley Tour
  8. Sacred Valley / Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  9. Second Day Visit of Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu - Cusc
  10. Free day in Cusco
  11. Cusco – Manu (Must be on a Monday in group service) Cusco To The Mountains Of Manu Cloud Forest
  12. The Cloud Forest To Romero Rainforest Lodge
  13. Romero Rainforest Lodge To Cocha Salvador
  14. Cocha Salvador To Romero Rainforest Lodge
  15. Romero Rainforest Lodge To Manu Wildlife Centre Lodge
  16. Manu Wildlife Centre
  17. Manu Wildlife Centre
  18. Manu Wildlife Centre
  19. Manu Wildlife Centre - Lima
  20. Lima / International Flight
Departures:
Daily departures year round
Destinations:
Lima, Nazca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu, Manu
Reservation code:
SP-UWH2
Day by day

Day 1 Arrive in Lima

Arrive in the Lima airport and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores.
Overnight in Lima
No meals included.

Day 2 Lima City Tour

Today we will visit Lima’s Historical Center, which was declared a World Heritage by Unesco in 1988, and a Cultural Patrimony in 1991. We will visit the colonial sites of the Plaza Mayor, the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archibishp’s Palace. Then visit the San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs. 
We continue to modern section and visit the suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores. On our way we will pass by the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca pyramid shaped temple. We will visit the Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) and enjoy refreshing views of the Pacific Ocean as we drive down to the Miraflores Malecon, a road overlooking the ocean. Then return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight in Lima
Breakfast included.

Day 3 Caral Full Day

A full day excursion to Caral which is one of the most ancient cities in the Americas dating as far back as 2600BC. It is located 190 km (120 miles) north of Lima in a lush valley. Its stone pyramids, plazas and residential buildings spreads out over 150 acres of desert. Caral was a thriving metropolis at roughly the same time that Egypt's great pyramids were being built. UNESCO delegated Caral as a world heritage in 2009. We return to Lima.
Overnight in Lima
Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 4 Lima – Nazca

Today we will take a 7-hour bus ride to Nazca.  Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at  your leisure.
Overnight in Nazca
Breakfast included.

Day 5 Nazca Lines Over flight – Bus to Lima

This morning transfer to the airport for the over flight of the mysterious Nazca Lines. These designs are believed to have been made by the Nazca Culture between 400 and 650AD. Be in awe with the mysterious lines of animals such as a monkey, hummingbird, plants, and geographic shapes. The Nazca Lines were declared by UNESCO a world heritage in 1994.  After your flight we will visit the Chauchilla Cemetery and tour the many tombs containing pottery and human remains.
Afterwards, return to your hotel and relax or walk around town. Board your bus back to Lima.
Overnight in Lima
Breakfast included.

Day 6 Lima / Cusco – City Tour

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.  Arrive and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon your guide will meet you to visit the Inca city delegated by UNESCO as a world heritage in 1983.  We start our walk to the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas, and then to Qoricancha the Inca Sun Temple. Then we will visit the atmospheric San Pedro Market where the locals shop for Andean grains, fruits, natural medicine plants and more. Afterwards, drive up above Cusco for a visit of the spectacular Sacsayhuaman complex with stupendous stonework, Qenko a place of rituals and the Temple of the Moon; a mysterious site with two caves which contain alters and carvings of serpents and more. Afterwards, we will visit the house of Sulca to see the lovely textiles made by hand. Return to your hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included.

Day 7 Sacred Valley Tour 

Today we will visit the famous Pisac Colorful Indian market to see the handicrafts and taste delicious empanadas baked in huge typical ovens. Afterwards, continue to the Pisac ruins above the town for a visit of the Sun Temple and admire the many surrounding terraces. We will continue to Urubamba to enjoy lunch in the Wayra Restaurant while watching a Peruvian Paso horseshow. Then off to one of the original Inca towns of Ollantaytambo to be amazed by the ruins that sit in front of the quaint town.  After a wonderful day you will return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the night.
Overnight in Sacred Valley
Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 8 Sacred Valley / Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu 

This morning you will ride on the train with breathtaking views to Aguas Calientes. You will check into your hotel and then take the bus to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. This magical Citadel of Machu Picchu was declared by UNESCO a world heritage in 1983. It is believed to have been built in the 15th century and abandoned by the Inca Empire when the Spaniards conquered them. The locals always knew about the ruins and some locals lived around it. The ruins were brought to the world’s attention in 1911. Visit the Sun Temple, the Room of the Three Windows, the Royalty sector and more. After your tour walk to the Inca bridge or Sungate. Return to Aguas Calientes for the night.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Breakfast and lunch included.
*From the 1st of July 2017 the new visiting regulation of Machu Picchu applies. 

Day 9 Second Day Visit of Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu - Cusco

Today you will further explore the Citadel of Machu Picchu with your guide. Then walk to an adjacent entrance and climb Huayna Picchu overlooking the ruins and valley below. Return to Aguas Calientes and enjoy lunch on your own. Then board your train for a spectacular ride to the Poroy station. Private transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included.
Note: New Park Regulations state you must be accompanied by a professional guide to Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak and exit with guide.

Day 10 Free day in Cusco

Today enjoy a free day in Cusco shopping or visiting museums.
Overnight in Cusco
Breakfast included.

Day 11 Cusco – Manu (Must be on a Monday in group service) Cusco To The Mountains Of Manu Cloud Forest 

Day 1
Today we start our journey to the Manu National Park delegated by UNESCO a world heritage in 1987.
We depart Cusco after breakfast around 7:00 am traveling through traditional Quechua communities with spectacular views of the eastern range of the Andes to the village of Paucartambo. Admire the snow capped peaks and small Andean farmsteads. Enjoy sometime visiting the plaza. We continue to ascend to the last pass overlooking the Amazon Basin and begin the breath taking descent from 3500 meters to 1600 meters above sea-level to our comfortable lodge in the orchid laden Cloud Forest. This is a beautiful journey passing cascading waterfalls and multicolored birds along the way. In the late afternoon, we'll walk into the lodge to the sounds of Quetzals, Trogons and Gray-breasted Wood-Wrens. 
Overnight at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge or the nearby very comfortable Paradise Lodge. 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12 The Cloud Forest To Romero Rainforest Lodge 

Day 2
Before breakfast we walk to a nearby spot in the Cloud Forest where the strange and beautiful Cock-of-the-Rock displays at dawn. A delightful sight, as up to 25 bright red-orange males dance and sing, attempting to attract the favors of the duller, burgundy colored females. After visiting this lek we return to the Lodge for a leisurely breakfast and continue in our all terrain bus to the Madre de Dios River and our motorized dugouts and we begin our journey down the river, past the last folds of the Andes down the Madre de Dios River to its confluence with the Manu River. On our way, we'll pass may settlements and native communities. Just before we get to the village of Boca Manu we pass the native community of Diamante, which belong to the Piro and is the largest settlement of Amerindians in the area. We will reach clay laden waters of the Manu River and check in at the park ranger station at Limonal to present our permits and may visit an overgrown oxbow lake where many Parrots and Macaws come in to roosting the late afternoon. We travel another hour to our destination – The comfortable Romero Rainforest Lodge situated close the banks of the Manu River. We are now deep in the pristine Manu National Park and Rainforest.
Overnight at  Romero Rainforest Lodge.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 13 Romero Rainforest Lodge To Cocha Salvador

Day 3
This morning we head upriver – as deep into the park as allowed, to Cocha Salvador. Beaches, especially in the dry season, are loaded with nesting birds and feeding Herons, Egrets, Orinoco Geese, Terns and Skimmers to name but a few. Some beaches will host sunning White and Black Caimans (South American relatives of the Alligators) and breeding Side-necked Turtles. Hundreds of Sand-colored Nightjars roost during the day on logs and beaches and there is a chance of encountering a sunning Jaguar - the world's third largest cat. You will see some species of primate on this river trip, possibly Colombian Red Howler Monkeys or the smaller Black-headed Squirrel Monkeys. At Cocha Salvador some of the time will be spent canoeing the lake on a floating catamarans observing ox-bow lake animal life from the water. If we are lucky we may encounter an Agami Heron or a Sungrebe and Shock-headed & Large-headed Capuchin Monkeys are usually feeding on fruits nearby. Specially constructed piers that jut out into the lake enable us to look for a family of Giant Otters that live here. These, the world's largest freshwater carnivores, remain common only in Manu, having been hunted to extinction throughout most of their former range. 
Overnight  in Aguaje Tented Camp or the Casa Machiguenka. 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 14 Cocha Salvador To Romero Rainforest Lodge 

Day 4
This morning we will have time to explore the trails in the area and a visit to the lake of Cocha Otorongo is planned, where observation piers and a 20-meter observation tower in the rainforest canopy overlooking the lake are available for observing wildlife. Then we will explore the plant and tree life is astounding and we'll take a look at some of the medicinal plants used by indigenous peoples in the area. Be on the lookout for a large family of Giant Otters that inhabit this lake. In the afternoon we'll boat back to Romero Rainforest Lodge, to a refreshing shower, snacks and iced drinks. 
Overnight in  Romero Rainforest Lodge 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 15 Romero Rainforest Lodge To Manu Wildlife Centre Lodge 

Day 5
After breakfast we can explore the trail system at the lodge in the morning before heading downriver river to Manu Wildlife Centre Lodge. The afternoon we can relax or, if you want, to explore a trail through the untouched forest to a canopy platform and an observation tower. The canopy platform is accessible via a spiral staircase so everyone can get to enjoy the rainforest canopy. If you are up to it you can participate in a night walk with your guide in search of nocturnal animals and visit the Tapir Lick. Tapirs, the largest South American land mammal is a frequent visitor with up to 12 animals visiting in one night. We watch them from the comfort of mosquito nets and mattresses from our specially constructed blind. Other nocturnal creatures are always possible. 
Overnight at Manu Wildlife Center. 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 16 Manu Wildlife Centre 

Day 6
Today we explore trails where groups of Manakins, perhaps the most enigmatic of neo-tropical birds, perform their strange mating dances. We may want, to explore a trail through the untouched forest to a lookout point on a cliff over the river to watch roosting flights of Parrots and Macaws as the sun sets. Then an excursion for those who wish perhaps to do the canopy tower or walk along quite trails looking for primates such as Emperor and Wedell's Saddleback Tamarins, and we have seen the rare Goeldi's Monkey repeatedly in this area. 
Overnight at the Manu Wildlife Center
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 17/18 Manu Wildlife Centre 

Days 7/8
You will have 2 full days to explore the forest and trails around the lodge. One morning we'll make an early start for the Blanqullio Macaw Clay Lick. This is truly one of the world's great wildlife spectacles as hundreds of Parrots and their larger relatives, the Macaws, congregate at this traditional locality to eat the mineral rich clay that is essential to their digestion. We'll use a comfortable blind (hide) to get close to the birds and breakfast will be served. The noise alone is incredible and the sight of these brightly colored birds at the lick is a sight not to be forgotten. As the lick slows down in midmorning we'll head back to the lodge for lunch and a siesta.. We'll be on the lookout for Gray's Bald-faced Saki Monkey, an uncommon and rarely seen monkey of the terra firme forest that is occasionally seen here. One morning we'll take an excursion for those who wish perhaps to the canopy tower or along quite trails looking for primates and the strange Pale-winged Trumpeter we have seen repeatedly in this area.. One morning we'll head for Cocha Blanco, an old ox-bow lake, in search of a family of Giant Otters that live there, and canoe around the lake on our floating platform looking for other wildlife, including the bizarre Hoatzin. Here too are groups of Black Spider and Capuchin Monkeys. Each day we'll take leisurely lunch at the lodge with time of to swing in hammocks or watch the multicolored Hummingbirds' coming to the Butterfly bushes and feeders in the garden. We'll explore other trails and perhaps enjoy a last rainforest sunset. 
Overnight at the Manu Wildlife Center.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 19 Manu Wildlife Centre - Lima 

Day 9 
Early morning start as flocks of birds pass over the boat, and we may see a Capybara, the world's largest rodent. Our destination Boca Colorado, a frontier gold rush town, where we'll take local transport for an hour to the Inambari river and by paved road to Puerto Maldonado in order to catch the afternoon Commercial LAN Airbus flight to Lima. On arrival in the afternoon in Lima transfer to your hotel to relax after a long journey through nature with wildlife.
Overnight  in Lima
Breakfast included.

Day 20 Lima / International Flight

Today it is time to say goodbye to wonderful Peru and its inhabitants. Transfer to the airport for your international flight.
Breakfast included.
End of Services  Good bye!.

Included

Included

Hotels included:
Hotels: 5 nights in Lima, 1 night in Nazca,  3 nights in Cusco, 1 night in the Sacred Valley, 1 night in Aguas Calientes, 8 nights in Manu (Amazon Jungle)
Entrance tickets:
All entrance tickets for the places to visit mentioned in the program
Excursions:
All excursions mentioned in the program
Guide:
Professional English/Spanish Speaking Guides
Machupicchu:
Roundtrip bus tickets and entrance tickets to the Sanctuary + second day visit Huayna Picchu if available or Machu Picchu Mountain Peak with guide
Meals:
Meals as mentioned in program
Train:
Train to Machupicchu by Vista-Dome (roundtrip)

Not included:

  • International and Domestic flights
  • Flight Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in program
  • Tips
     
Hotels

Hotels

Prices

Occupancy Economic 3* Comfort 4* Luxury 5*
Double room US $ 5915 US $ 6115 US $ 7085
Single room supplement  US $ 615 US $ 750 US $ 1670
Notes:      

* Prices for 2018
Contact one of our Experience Travel Consultants to tailor this trip for you or if you have any questions, we are here to help you and strive to respond the same business day.