“AMAZING PERU is a 15-day trip that will take you to the most beautiful and popular places in Peru.
You will discover the diversity and richness of this country’s culture, nature, and history.
Real Destinations, Real Experiences
“Welcome to Lima”
Lima, the capital city and the starting point of our adventure, is a vibrant and bustling metropolis that offers a blend of rich history, colonial architecture, and a thriving culinary scene.
“Tambopata Reserve, a Nature’s Untamed Sanctuary”
We take a short flight to the enchanting Amazon Rainforest, where we will stay at a lodge in middle of the Jungle.
This pristine natural paradise is home to an incredible array of flora and fauna, such as macaws, monkeys, caimans, and giant otters.
We will travel by boat along the Tambopata River, enjoying the stunning views of the jungle and the river.
Along the way, we will have the opportunity to see and learn about the diverse wildlife species that inhabit this ecosystem.
“Cusco,Where History Comes Alive”
We will continue our journey to the captivating City of Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire.
This remarkable city will enchant you with its fascinating history and culture, which are reflected in its magnificent Inca stone buildings and well-preserved colonial architecture.
“Ruins of Moray, Inca’s Ancient Laboratory”
Discover with us the Ruins of Moray, one of the most intriguing archaeological sites in Peru.
This site consists of circular terraces of different sizes and depths, which form a stunning pattern on the hillside.
It is believed that these terraces were used by the Incas as an agricultural laboratory.
You will be amazed by the ingenious engineering and the breathtaking views of the landscape.
“Salt mines of Maras, Inca’s Sacred Harvest”
We will visit the salt mines of Maras, an ancient complex of terraced salt pans that date back to pre-Inca times.
You will learn about the traditional methods that local communities use to extract salt from this amazing site.
You will also admire the mesmerizing contrast of the white salt pans with the green Andean mountains.
“Sacred Valley of the Incas”
We will travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a place of stunning beauty and historical importance.
You will explore the ruins of Pisaq, an ancient Inca citadel that stands on the mountainside, overlooking the valley.
We will also immerse in the colorful and lively atmosphere of the Indian Market, where you can see and buy products made by local artisans.
“Ruins of Ollantaytambo, the last Inca stronghold”
You will admire the impressive stone terraces and the meticulously crafted structures that reveal the skill and knowledge of the ancient builders.
Visitors will also learn about the history and culture of the Inca civilization that once dominated the region.
From here, we will embark on a scenic train journey along the Urubamba River, enjoying the views of the mountains and valleys, as we head towards our final destination.
“Sanctuary of Machu Picchu”
We will finally reach the pinnacle of our adventure: Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas.
This UNESCO World Heritage site is a true masterpiece of human ingenuity and engineering.
Perched on a mountain ridge above the clouds, this ancient citadel dazzles with its intricate stonework and its harmonious design.
As you wander through the ruins, you will feel the mystical energy and the mystery that surround this once-forgotten city.
Sun Route to Puno – Cultural Gems Along the Way
Enjoy the Sun Route from Cusco to Puno, an extraordinary journey that will take you to some of the most amazing cultural sites in Peru.
You will admire the beautiful Church of Andahuaylillas, a 17th-century masterpiece of art and architecture.
You will also visit the Inka Ruins of Racchi, where you will learn about the history and culture of the Inca Empire and its impressive engineering. You will enjoy a delicious lunch buffet at the village of Sicuani, where you can taste some of the local specialties.
Finally, we will visit the Pukara Museum, which dispplays ancient artifacts made of rocks.
Puno and Lake Titicaca – Cultural Immersion
Discover the wonders of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, from the city of Puno.
Here we visit the Floating Islands, where the Uros people have preserved their unique way of life for centuries.
We will also embark on a remarkable homestay on Amantani Island, where you will share with a local family and learn about their traditions.
The next day, you will visit the traditional Taquile Island, where the people still speak Quechua and maintain their ancestral customs.
Paracas Marine Reserve and Ballestas Islands – A Wildlife Wonderland
Enjoy a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands, a spectacular archipelago that hosts a rich diversity of wildlife.
Often called the “Poor Man’s Galapagos”, these islands are home to sea lions, penguins, dolphins, and hundreds of bird species.
You will be amazed by the sight and sound of these animals in their natural habitat.
Huacachina Oasis – A Desert Escape Experience
A desert adventure like no other as you arrive at Huacachina, a hidden oasis in the middle of the vast sand dunes.
This desert paradise offers you thrilling and fun activities.
You can hop on a dune buggy and speed through the golden sands, feeling the adrenaline rush.
You can also try sandboarding, sliding down the dunes with the wind in your hair.
Huacachina is a perfect place for both adventure lovers and those who want to relax and enjoy the desert scenery.
Nazca Lines – Unraveling the Mystery
Experience an amazing flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that still puzzles scientists and historians.
See from the sky the huge geoglyphs carved into the desert floor, representing different animals and geometric shapes.
You will be amazed by the accuracy and size of these ancient artworks, which can only be appreciated from the air.
We will also learn about the possible meanings and purposes of these enigmatic symbols, which will spark your curiosity and imagination.
On this remarkable 15-day trip, you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced guides who will share their knowledge and insights about each destination.
They will help you appreciate the culture and history of the places you visit, and enrich your experience with fascinating stories and facts.
Day 1º: Welcome to the city of Lima. Pick up from the airport. Overnight in Lima.
Day 2º: Flight to the Jungle. Welcome to the Tambopata Reserve.
Day 3º: Tours at the Tambopata Reserve. Oxbow Lake and the Medicinal Farm.
Day 4º: Flight to the City of Cusco. Welcome to the Inca Capital. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 5º: Cusco City Tour. Visit the best attractions in and around Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 6º: Tour to Chincheros, Maras & Moray. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 7º: Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Train to Aguas Calientes. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
Day 8º: Private tour to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu – Return by train to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 9º: Route of the Sun. Full Day Trip. Overnight in Puno.
Day 10º: Tour to the Uros Floating Islands and Amantani Island. Homestay on Amantani Island.
Day 11º: Visit the Tquile Island. Return to the city of Puno. Overnight in Puno.
Day 12º: Flight back to Lima. Overnight in Lima.
Day 13º: Visit to the Paracas Reserve & Huacachina Oasis. Overnight in Nazca.
Day 14º: Flight over the Nazca Lines. Overnight in Lima.
Day 15º: End of the trip.
Day 1°: Welcome to Lima.
Welcome to Lima, the capital city of Peru.
Upon your arrival, our representative will greet you at the airport and then will take you to your hotel in the district of Miraflores.
Miraflores is an ideal place to stay, as it offers a captivating blend of safety and charm.
You can explore the stunning coastline, enjoy the delectable cuisine at trendy restaurants, and experience the vibrant nightlife.
The district’s well-maintained streets and friendly atmosphere ensure a secure and comfortable stay.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Standard Miraflores *** or similar.
Day 2°: Flight to the Jungle of Tambopata – Canopy Tower – Posada Amazonas.
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Lima and take you to the airport, where you will catch a flight to Puerto Maldonado.
There, our local guide will meet you and take you to our office, where you will pack the necessary gear for your stay.
You will leave the rest of your luggage at the deposit.
Then, we will drive for about 20 kilometers to the port of Infierno, where we will board a boat for about 50 minutes to the lodge.
You will enjoy lunch on board and see the lush vegetation and wildlife of the Tambopata rainforest.
At the lodge, our manager will welcome you and give you some information and tips.
Later, we will visit a Canopy Tower, where you can see a panoramic view of the rainforest and spot some birds like parrots and macaws.
We will return to the lodge before sunset and attend a presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project.
Dinner at the lodge. Overnight at the Posada Amazonas ***.
Day 3°: Tambopata Reserve.
After an early breakfast, we will take a short boat trip to the Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake.
We will walk through the forest until we reach the lake, where we will board a catamaran and look for river otters, caimans and hoatzins.
We will spend about two hours on the lake, enjoying the wildlife and scenery.
We will return to the Lodge and have some free time until lunch.
In the afternoon, we will visit the medicinal garden of Centro Ñape, where we will learn about the ethnobotany of Tambopata.
A native guide will show us the different types of medicinal plants and their uses. We will then go back to the lodge and have dinner.
Overnight at the Posada Amazonas ***.
Day 4°: Flight to the city of Cusco.
At the designated time, our guide will lead you down to the river dock where we will take the boat back to Puerto Maldonado.
Depending on airline schedules, your journey back to the city might require dawn departures.
Once in Puerto Maldonado, we will go to our office to pick up your luggage, and finally, we will drop you off at the airport.
Later on we will flight to the Inca capital of Cusco.
Like many Andean cities, Cusco is situated at a high altitude (3300 m) therefore the weather is usually cold.
Upon arrival in Cusco, our guide meets you at the airport and then drives you to the hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Standard Cusco *** or similar.
Day 5°: City Tour of Cusco.
09:00 h. We will do a City Tour, visiting the highlights of Cusco and its surroundings.
We will start with the impressive Inca ceremonial center of Sacsayhuaman, which overlooks the city with its huge stone constructions.
Then, we will visit Qenqo, an Inca site with underground passages and carved stone channels.
Next, we will see Tambomachay, a temple dedicated to the water god.
We will return to Cusco and visit Koricancha, the most important temple of the Inca Empire, where priests and attendants performed daily ceremonies and offerings.
Finally, we will admire the beautiful Cathedral of Cusco, built in the 16th century.
After the tour, our guide will drop you off at your hotel.
Free evening. Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Standard Cusco *** or similar.
Day 6°: Full Day Tour. Chincheros, Moray and Salt Mines of Maras.
08:30 h. Our tour begins at your hotel in Cusco, where our guides will pick you up.
We will enjoy the scenic views of snowy mountains and fields on our way to Chinchero, a small town 30 km from Cusco.
There, we will visit the Inca ruins, the colonial church, and the textile community.
You will see how Andean women weave alpaca wool into fine textiles using ancient techniques.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will explore Moray, a site of circular terraces that were used for agricultural experiments by the Incas. Then, we will descend to the Salt Mines of Maras, where you will learn how salt is extracted and admire the stunning landscape.
Finally, we will return to Cusco.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Standard Cusco *** or similar.
Day 7°: Sacred Valley of the Incas – Train to Aguas Calientes.
07:30 h. Our tour begins at your hotel in Cusco, where our guide will pick you up.
We will stop at Awanacancha, a textile center where you can see Andean camels such as vicuñas and alpacas.
Then, we will visit Pisac, an ancient Inca citadel with a ritual stone and a colorful market.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will explore Ollantaytambo, a fortress with impressive terraces and stone carvings.
From there, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, enjoying the scenic views along the way.
Our representative will meet you at the station and take you to the hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Machu Picchu *** or similar.
Day 8°: Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
06:00 h. After breakfast, our local guide meets you at the hotel lobby.
Shortly afterward, we take a tourist bus up to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
The bus ride lasts only twenty minutes, but, offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
Upon our arrival, our guide will show you the most remarkable sights of Machu Picchu.
Among the buildings, we will visit the Sun Temple, the Solar Clock, the Condor temple and others.
Likewise, we also visit the Inti Watana altar, a magnificent spot at the heart of Machu Picchu.
After exploring the city, you will have free time to walk around Machu Picchu on your own.
Eventually, we will take the bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes.Free time for lunch.
In Aguas Calientes, you have plenty of restaurant options.
Finally, we head to the station to take the train back to Cusco.
Upon your arrival in Cusco, our driver picks you up at the station and then drives you to your hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Standard Cusco *** or similar.
Day 9°: Tourist Bus to the City of Puno.
06:15 h. Our representative picks you up from your hotel in Cusco and transfers you to the bus station.
At the station, we take a special bus service that includes various tourist attractions on the route.
Firstly, we head to the village of Andahuaylillas, where we visit a church considered as the Sistine Chapel of America.
This little chapel features one of the best religious decorations from the colonial era as well as impressive paintings.
Secondly, we stop at the Inca Ruins of Racchi, a large Inca complex built with mud and stones.
According to archaeologists, these are the remains of the Temple of Viracocha, an important Inca deity.
Shortly afterward, we drive towards the picturesque “village of Sicuani,” where we will enjoy an excellent lunch buffet.
After lunch, we drive up till we reach the highest point on the route, a cold place called “La Raya,” 4335 meters high.
At this natural lookout point, we will get off the bus to strecht our legs and enjoy the views.
Finally, we visit the Pukara Museum, an interesting building that houses ancient monoliths.
Later, we will continue our journey to the city of Puno.
Upon arrival in Puno, our representative will pick you up from the station and transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Standard Puno *** or similar.
Day 10°: Lake Titicaca – Uros Floating Islands & Amantani Island.
07:30 h. Our tour starts at your hotel in Puno; our guide will pick you from there.
Shortly after that, we take you to the local harbor where we board a small motorboat.
First, we visit “The Uros Floating Islands”, a small community that has lived on these reed Islands for decades.
During our visit, we will learn with our local guide about their lifestyle, traditions, and beliefs.
Besides, we also take a short ride on a Totora reed boat, sailing from one island to another.
After strolling around the floating Islands, we continue our boat journey to the “Amantani Island.”
Upon arrival in Amantani, a group of islanders will welcome us to the harbor.
Shortly after that, we join our host family and go up with them to their house.
Late in the afternoon, we will do a short trek towards the summit of a hill.
Once at the top, you can appreciate awe-inspiring views of Lake Titicaca.
Soon after sunset, we return to our house where our family will be awaiting us for dinner.
In the evening our group will gather at the local saloon where islanders celebrate a party, accompanied with live music.
Our local families will provide you with traditional clothing to attend this nice party.
Men get ponchos and wooly hats; the hats are handmade by the families, with unique styles.
Likewise, women get colorful skirts, blouses, and veils.
Overnight at a family house on the Amantani island.
Day 11°: Taquile Island – Return to Puno.
08:00 h. Shortly after breakfast, we will leave towards Taquile, a traditional Quechua speaking community,
Once at the harbor of Taquile, we will walk up along a narrow path to the center of the island.
Along the way, we will enjoy stunning views, including the Bolivian mountain range.
As soon as we get to the top, our local guide will explain about traditional life on Taquile.
Afterward, we visit a workshop where Taquile islanders elaborate beautiful garments, including colorful hats and waistcoats.
Likewise, the iconography on their textiles reflects their way of life, nature, as well as their beliefs.
Among their garments, stands out the Calendar Waistbands, which depicts the annual cycles connected to agricultural activities.
Later on, you will have free time to walk around, and by noon we meet up for lunch at one local restaurant.
Finally, we will descend to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno.
Upon arrival in Puno, our driver will take you back to your hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel Casa Andina Standard Puno *** or similar.
Day 12°: Flight back to Lima.
At the designated time, you will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to the airport of Juliaca.
The flight to the city of Lima takes approximately one hour and a half.
Overnight in Nazca at the Hotel Casa Miraflores ***.
Day 13°: Paracas Reserve & Huacachina Oasis.
04:30 h. We will pick you up from your hotel in Lima and drive to Paracas Bay, about 3 hours away.
There, we will take a boat to the Ballestas Islands, where you will see the Candelabra figure, a mysterious geoglyph on a hillside.
We will also enjoy the wildlife of the islands, such as marine birds, sea lions, and penguins.
Then, we will visit the Paracas peninsula and its beaches, including the Red Beach and the Lagunillas village.
Next, we will go to Ica and visit a vineyard where Pisco is made.
We will also have fun at the Huacachina Oasis, where we will ride a dune buggy and try sandboarding.
Before sunset, we will head to the city of Nazca. Overnight in Nazca at the Hotel Casa Andina ***.
Day 14°: Nazca Lines Flight – Return to Lima.
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to Nazca airport.
For this aerial tour, we use a small Cessna aircraft, which has room for 5 people.
On the flight, everyone gets a window seat.
Before boarding the aircraft, our pilot will give each participant a Nazca Lines Map.
The map will be very useful as it will help to locate the figures on the desert plateau.
Among figures, you will see a representation of a monkey, a spider, as well as other creatures.
Also, you will see bird images, such as a condor, a hummingbird, a parrot, and a heron.
Besides the animal figures, you will also find many lines crisscrossing the desert in all directions.
After the flight, we will drive back to the city of Lima, visiting on route the Nazca Lines metallic tower.
Upon arrival in Lima, we will drop you off at your hotel.
Overnight in Nazca at the Hotel Casa Andina Miraflores. ***.
Day 15°: Departure day.
At the designated time, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and then take you to the airport.
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AMAZING PERU travel package includes the following:
BOOKING AND PAYMENT:
Reservation: To secure your spot on the desired trip, we require 50% payment of the trip.
Final Payment: The remaining balance of your trip cost must be settled no later than 45 days prior to the departure date.
Failure to make the final payment within the specified timeframe may result in the cancellation of your reservation, and the deposit will not be refunded.
Last-Minute Bookings: For bookings made within 45 days of the departure date, full payment is required at the time of booking.
CANCELLATION BY THE CLIENT:
If you wish to cancel your reservation, the request must be submitted to us in writing.
Please take into account that payments for flights, some train services and Machu Picchu bookings are non-refundable due to airline and operator policies.
All other reservations cancelled less than 45 days prior to the arrival date of the tour are subject to the following cancellation fees:
Cancellations made with 22 – 45 days’ notice: 40% charge.
Cancellations made with 9-21 days’ notice: 75% charge.
Cancellations made with 8 or less days’ notice: 100% charge.
In the event of cancellation, it’s important to be aware that specific services, including domestic flight tickets, the train to Machu Picchu, and Machu Picchu entrance fees, are subject to penalties imposed by the airlines and tour operators.
If such penalties are applicable, we will deduct the corresponding amount from your payment to cover these expenses.
We will transparently communicate the deducted amount and provide a breakdown of the penalties incurred.
Rest assured, we will handle this process efficiently and ensure that you are fully informed about any deductions made.
CANCELLATION BY MYSTERY PERU:
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a trip due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be offered an alternative trip of similar value.
If the alternative trip is not acceptable to you, a full refund of all payments made will be provided.
Minimum Group Size:
Some of our trips require a minimum number of participants to operate.
If the minimum group size is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the trip. In such cases, you will be notified at least 30 days before the departure date, and a full refund will be issued.
Passport and Visas:
It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure they have a valid passport with a minimum of six months validity beyond the return date.
Visas, if required, are also the traveler’s responsibility.
We strongly recommend that all clients purchase comprehensive travel insurance covering trip cancellation, medical expenses, baggage loss, and other unforeseen events.
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
It is essential to inform us of any pre-existing medical conditions or physical limitations that might affect your ability to participate in certain activities during the trip.
Before traveling to Peru, it is advised to check with your healthcare provider for recommended vaccinations and health precautions.
While we strive to adhere to the planned itinerary, certain circumstances, such as weather conditions and unforeseen events, may necessitate changes to the schedule. Our team will make every effort to provide suitable alternatives.
Limitation of Liability:
Mystery Peru acts solely as an intermediary between you and local suppliers providing transportation, accommodation, and other services.
We shall not be liable for any loss, injury, or damage resulting from acts of negligence or omissions by these suppliers.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS:
By making a reservation and payment for any of our travel packages, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and accepted these terms and conditions.
We are committed to providing you with an unforgettable experience during your journey to Peru.
Should you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Is international airfare included in the package?
No, international airfare is not included.
Clients are responsible for booking their own flights to Peru.
Are domestic flight tickets included in the package?
Yes, domestic flight tickets for specific segments of the tourare included.
What type of accommodation will be provided during the tour?
Accommodation will be in 3 stars well-selected hotels and lodges with comfortable amenities.
Are meals included in the Amazing Peru tour package?
Yes, specified meals are included as per the itinerary (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
Is the Tambopata Reserve Jungle Tour physically demanding?
The Tambopata Reserve Jungle Tour involves moderate physical activity.
Participants should be able to walk on uneven terrain during jungle excursions.
How much time will we spend in Machu Picchu?
The Machu Picchu tour typically lasts for 2 hours, during which you’ll have a guided exploration of the archaeological site.
Will I need to acclimatize to the altitude in Cusco and other high-altitude destinations?
Yes, acclimatization to the high altitude is essential.
Our itinerary allows for gradual acclimatization to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
Are the Paracas Reserve and Huacachina Oasis tours suitable for all ages?
Yes, the tours are generally suitable for all ages, but some activities may have age or health restrictions.
Please check with our team for specifics.
What are the health precautions and vaccination requirements for visiting Peru?
We recommend consulting with your healthcare provider for necessary vaccinations and health precautions before travel.
How many people will be in the tour group?
Group sizes may vary, but we aim to keep them small to ensure a personalized experience.
Can I customize the tour itinerary?
We can discuss limited customization options.
Please contact our team for more information.
How do I book the Amazing Peru Tour?
You can book the tour through our website or by contacting our reservations team directly.
Is travel insurance included in the package?
Travel insurance is not included in the package.
We highly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance independently.