The adventure tour in the southern route of Peru lasts 10 days and crosses five different regions, starting in Lima in the direction of Cusco.
The circuit starts with your pick up at the airport or hotel, prior coordination. This circuit is recommended for travelers in good physical condition, since in only ten days you will be able to visit the main tourist attractions of the southern route of Peru.
We start the tour by picking you up from your hotel, very early, at 4:00 a.m. to board the transportation heading to our first destination, the Ica region, where you can enjoy a visit to the “Peninsula of Paracas” for about three hours. After lunch, we will go to the Oasis of Huacachina, where you can experience adventure sports such as sandboarding and a ride in the famous dune buggies. Just before sunset, we will be transferred to our hotel in the city of Ica, where we will spend the night.
In this mysterious city, we’ll marvel at the renowned view of the Nazca Lines during a pre-arranged flight. Following that, we’ll explore the archaeological site of Cahuachi, home to one of the largest pyramids in the region, aiming to unravel its connection with the famous lines. Our journey also includes a visit to the Chauchilla cemetery and the remarkable Cantalloc aqueducts, showcasing the advanced hydraulic engineering of this ancient culture.
As the night falls, our expedition continues towards Arequipa (approximately 10 hours).
In the morning, after settling into a comfortable hotel, we’ll embark on a guided tour of the city of Arequipa. The itinerary includes a visit to the Plaza de Armas (one of Peru’s most beautiful), the Cathedral (a showcase of 19th-century Peruvian architecture), temples, colonial mansions, countryside, old mills, and more.
In the evening, you’ll have free time to explore the streets of the historic city center, do some shopping, and ultimately relax at our hotel.
From Arequipa, we’ll be transported towards the Puno region, where we’ll board boats to reach the floating islands of Uros, located in the middle of Lake Titicaca. In this place, we’ll discover the famous technique of “creating” floating islands and witness the fascinating way of life of the people living on these artificial islands.
In the afternoon, we’ll be transported towards Amantani Island, where we can take a leisurely walk to the highest point of the island (4150 meters above sea level) to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets on the world’s highest lake.
In the evening, we’ll savor a typical dinner immersed in the ambiance created by the native community of the island, where we’ll spend the night.
After breakfast, we’ll be transported by boat to Juliaca, and then continue our journey by bus to Cusco. Along the way, we’ll visit attractions like the ancient Inca temple of Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, and more. We’ll arrive in Cusco in the evening and stay at a comfortable hotel for rest.
After a restful break, around noon, we’ll kick off the classic city tour of Cusco, including visits to the Temple of the Sun (Koricancha) and nearby highlights like Sacsayhuamán, Qenko, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.
Later, you’ll have free time to explore the famous museums, bars, and local attractions that Cusco offers in the evening.
This day, we begin our journey towards the “Sacred Valley,” allowing us to explore the picturesque town of Urubamba along the renowned Vilcanota River. The circuit includes a visit to the archaeological site of Pisac and its traditional craft market. After lunch, we’ll explore the ancient stone city of Ollantaytambo, an impressive Inca fortress that served as a gateway to this part of the valley.
Around 5:30 p.m., we’ll head to the train station, awaiting the service that will take us to Aguas Calientes, where we’ll spend the night in a comfortable hotel at the base of the majestic Machu Picchu.
On this day, we’ll explore the Machu Picchu citadel, starting the journey around 5 a.m. with transportation from the bus station to the entrance of the archaeological complex. Once inside, our professional guide will provide a detailed tour, followed by the enjoyment of the famous views of this world wonder.
After noon, we’ll descend to the town of Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch and await our return transportation, the train heading to Ollantaytambo. From there, we’ll take another bus that will ultimately bring us back to the city of Cusco.
This day, we will visit the famous Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) and the Red Valley.
We will reach the peak of this tour, reaching altitudes between 4710 and 5200 meters above sea level, with renowned views of the mountain and the entire colorful valley.
We’ll return to Cusco in the evening to spend our last night in Cusco.
The tenth day of our “Adventure in Southern Peru” tour concludes with pick-up from your hotel and transportation to the airport.
This 10-day tour requires good physical and mental condition for a smooth itinerary.
Minimum number of participants: 2.