Unesco World Heritages of Peru

19 days - 18 nights
Lima, Huaraz, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Nazca, Arequipa, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu
Overview

7 Unesco World Heritage sites of Peru

On this unique tour you will visit and live 7 of the total of 12 UNESCO 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 enjoying the different cultures now visible to the world.

 

Highlights of the Unesco World Heritage Peru tour:

  • The historic centre of Lima - (UNESCO site)
  • Ceremonial Temple of Chavin de Huantar  - (UNESCO site)
  • Huaran National park - (UNESCO site)
  • Chan Chan Archeological zone near Trujillo - (UNESCO site)
  • visit the Herbal Market in Trujillo 
  • the Lord of Sipán Tomb in Tucumé 
  • The Nazca Lines 
  • The historical centre of Arequipa - (UNESCO site)
  • Machu Picchu - (UNESCO site)
  • The city of Cusco - (UNESCO site)

 

  1. Arrive to Lima
  2. Lima City Tour
  3. Lima – Huaraz
  4. Huaraz - Ceremonial Temple of Chavin de Huantar (Full Day) Private Service
  5. Huaraz – Llanganuco Canyon & Lakes – Huascaran National Park (full day) Private Service
  6. Huaraz – Sechin – Trujillo
  7. Trujillo City tour
  8. Trujillo - Sun and Moon Temples – Chan Chan – Huanchaco
  9. Trujillo – Huaca El Brujo – Herbal Market – Santa Rosa – Original tomb of Sipan
  10. Trujillo /Chiclayo : Túcume - museum Tumbas Reales - Huaca Rajada (the tomb of the Lord of Sipán)
  11. Chiclayo to Lima / Nazca
  12. Nazca Lines Over flight – Bus to Arequipa
  13. Arequipa - City tour & Santa Catalina & Juanita Museum
  14. Arequipa / Cusco - City Tour
  15. Sacred Valley Tour
  16. Sacred Valley / Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu.
  17. Second Day Visit of Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu / Cusco
  18. Free day in Cusco.
  19. Cusco / Lima / International flight
Departures:
Daily departures year round
Destinations:
Lima, Huaraz, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Nazca, Arequipa, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machupicchu
Reservation code:
SP-UWH1
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 Lima – Huaraz

This morning transfer to the Lima airport for your flight to Huaraz. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure acclimatizing to the altitude.
Overnight in Huaraz
Breakfast included.

Day 4 Huaraz - Ceremonial Temple of Chavin de Huantar (Full Day) Private Service

We drive from Huaraz along the southern Callejón de Huaylas Valley across the picturesque towns of Recuay, Ticapampa and Catac. We arrive to Querocoha Lake (3,980mt), which is surrounded by native quenual trees. Then continue to the Cordillera Blanca to visit Chavín de Huántar that developed between 1500 and 300BC. Chavin is one of the earliest and best known pre-Columbian sites and represents the more important expression of the arts and decorative and construction techniques of its time. It is believed the Chavin were primarily a religious based society. Chavin was designated UNESCO a world heritage in 1985. After our visit return to Huaraz.
Overnight in Huaraz
Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 5 Huaraz – Llanganuco Canyon & Lakes – Huascaran National Park (full day) Private Service

After breakfast we set off driving along the amazing Callejón de Huaylas Valley watered by the Santa River and located between the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra mountain ranges.  En route we visit the picturesque towns of Carhuaz -which offers colorful Indian markets-, Mancos and Yungay. Then enjoy the spectacular views as we ascend the slopes of the Cordillera Blanca. Be in awe with the snow peaks such as Huascarán (6.768mt) and Huandoy (6,395mt) form the granite walls of this U-shaped glacial-eroded canyon with its two green turquoise Llanganuco lakes.  This puts us in the heart of the Huascarán Biosphere Reserve, which surrounds Huascaran, the highest peak in Peru. This environment includes glaciers, ravines, and pristine lakes, and the park is home to regional animals such as spectacled bears, condors, vicunas and tarucas. Also, has a unique biodiversity of plants and trees. The Huascaran National Park was designated by UNESCO a world heritage in 1985. After a glorious visit we return to Huaraz.
Overnight in Huaraz
Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 6 Huaraz – Sechin – Trujillo 

This morning after breakfast, we set of to Trujillo. On the way, we will stop at Casma Provinde of Ancash Region to visit the Sechin archeological site dating back to 1600BC. Then continue to Trujillo and check into your hotel.
Overnight in Trujillo
Breakfast included.

Day 7 Trujillo City tour  

In the morning your guide will meet you in your hotel to do the city tour and visit the National University of Trujillo Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History (Museo de Arqueología, Antropología and History de la Universidad National de Trujillo). Tour the museum with your guide, checking out its interesting collection of artifacts and other archaeological objects from Peru’s pre- Hispanic cultures. See such pieces as jewelry, ceramics and feather mosaics. Return to your hotel.
Overnight in Trujillo
Breakfast included.

Day 8 Trujillo - Sun and Moon Temples – Chan Chan – Huanchaco

After breakfast we drive to Huaca de la luna, an adobe mud pyramid made by the Moche culture (100 - 750 AC) which is decorated with mural paintings that represent their main deity, Ai–Paec, known as the Decapitator. We visit the monument and its interesting on-site museum. Afterwards we visit the beach town Huanchaco, where fishermen have fished with reed boats called Caballitos De Totora, made since pre-Inca times. With time for a delicious lunch and to relax on the beach, we then visit Chan Chan, the capital de Chimú dynasty (1200 a 1470 AC) and the largest mud clay city of America. Afterwards we visit the Huaca Arco Iris aka 'El Dragón', an important ceremonial site in Chan Chan. Chan Chan was designated by UNESCO a world heritage in 1986. After our visit return to your hotel.
Overnight in Trujillo
Breakfast included.

Day 9 Trujillo – Huaca El Brujo – Herbal Market – Santa Rosa – Original tomb of Sipan

We start the day with an hour drive to Huaca el Brujo. This splendid monumental adobe pyramid was used by different cultures during the Moche period (100 - 750 AC) and where Lady of Cao lived, the first female emperor of Peru (100 AC). The mural paintings are very intact and the site museum contains remains and belongings of Lady Cao. We continue on to Chiclayo with time for lunch on the way. In the evening we visit the center of Chiclayo and its herbal market, a place where the traditional shamans still buy their herbs. We later visit Santa Rosa and small fishing village and finishing in Pimentel, where fishermen also use the famous Caballitos de Totora. 
Overnight in Chiclayo
Breakfast included.

Day 10 Trujillo /Chiclayo : Túcume - museum Tumbas Reales - Huaca Rajada (the tomb of the Lord of Sipán)

Today we visit to the archaeological site of Túcume where we will see 26 truncated pyramids up to 35 meters high, which were built by the Lambayeque culture (800-1470 AC). We visit the splendid Tumbas Reales museum that houses the tomb of the Lord of Sipán, the most important archeological discovery in Latin America in the last 30 years. We have time for lunch in Lambayeque. After lunch you visit Sipan, where the tomb of the Lord of Sipan was discovered. The Lord ruled around 200 AD over the Moche culture, and his gold-laden tomb is considered to be the richest in the Americas.visit the site of Huaca Rajada (the tomb of the Lord of Sipán) where lie the remains of a Mochica leader, only recently discovered in 1987.
Overnight in Chiclayo
Breakfast included.

Day 11 Chiclayo to Lima / Nazca

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Arrive and our staff will be waiting to transfer you to the bus terminal for the bus to Nazca. Arrive in the evening and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Nazca
Breakfast included.

Day 12 Nazca Lines Over flight – Bus to Arequipa

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. We will return and have lunch. You will board your bus in the afternoon and journey to Arequipa. Arrive in the evening and transfer to your hotel. 
Overnight in Arequipa
Breakfast included.

Day 13 Arequipa - City tour & Santa Catalina & Juanita Museum

Today we will tour the Historical center of Arquipa delegated by UNESCO as a world heritage in 2000.
We will visit the Main Square and the Compañia Church known for its beautiful baroque style and its Cupola of Saint Ignacio. Then we drive to the town of Yanahuara to catch spectacular views over Arequipa and it volcanoes of Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. From there we visit the famous Santa Catalina Monastery of nuns. Thereafter, we visit Juanita, The Ice Maiden” frozen in time and discovered on the top of Mount Ampato near Arequipa, on September 8, 1995 by Johan Reinhard and his assistant Miguel Zarate. Return to your hotel.
Overnight in Arequipa
Breakfast included.

Day 14 Arequipa  / 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 15 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 16 Sacred Valley / Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu.

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.

Day 17 Second Day Visit of Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu / Cusco

Today you will further explore the Citadel of Machupicchu. Then walk to an adjacent entrance and climb Huaynapicchu 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.

Day 18 Free day in Cusco.

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

Day 19 Cusco / Lima / International flight

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. International flight.
Breakfast included.
End of Services  Good bye!.

Included

Included

Hotels included:
Lima (2 nights) Huaraz (3 nights) Trujillo (3 nights) Chiclayo (2nights) Nazca (1 night) Arequipa (2 nights) Cusco (3 nights) Sacred Valley (1 night) Aguas Calientes (1 night)
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 on day
Meals:
Meals as mentioned in program
Train:
Train to Machupicchu by Vista-Dome (roundtrip)

Not included:

  • Flights:International flights
  • Flights: 03 Domestic flights Chiclayo/Lima - Arequipa/Cusco/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 US$ Double room US $ 3275 US $ 3555 US $ 4455
Single room supplement  US $ 520 US $ 730 US $ 1580
         

 

* Prices for 2018 - based on shared group tours
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