Off road luxury trip in the South of Peru

In Off Roading Andes 20 Days we’ll travel and see all the South Peru Tour in an off-road comfortable vehicle (4×4). We’ll initiate in Lima, the capital of Peru. We’ll cross the Andes to get to Cusco. We’ll visit the Machu Picchu, continuing to Puno there we will visit the Lake Titicaca, then driving until Chivay and Arequipa, the Nazca Lines and ending back to Lima.

  • Day 1: LIMA

    Travel to Lima.

    Once in Lima, our guide will be waiting for us at the airport.

    Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at Miraflores Park Hotel or Similar

    Welcome dinner with our guide.

    Day 2: LIMA – HUANCAYO

    In the morning, we’ll begin our journey with our 4×4 vehicle. We’ll leave Lima and begin the rise up to 4.800 m. until Ticllo Pass. Along the way, we will see the world’s highest train tracks. After 380 kilometres we’ll arrive in Huancayo (3,300 m.).

    Accommodations in hotel.

    Day 3: HUANCAYO – HUANCAVELICA

    In the morning, we’ll visit the Convent of Santa Rosa de Ocopa (eighteenth century) which has an important library of 20,000 books. Then we will begin the trip crossways the Cordillera Central to Huancavelica (3,600 m.). Depending on the availabilities in the “Tren Macho” we’ll be able to do this ride on this train.

    Accommodation in hotel.

    Day 4: HUANCAVELICA – AYACUCHO

    We’ll visit the colonial centre. Then we’ll go to the village of Sacsamarca, and to the old mine of Santa Bárbara. At the end of the tour we will go down in the valley of the Mantaro River and continue to the city of Ayacucho (250 Km. to 2.800 m.).

    Accommodation in hotel.

    Day 5: AYACUCHO

    Ayacucho, city of the churches. Here we will have all the morning to see: Churches of the Compañía de Jesús, of San Francisco de Assis, of Santo Domingo, of Santa Clara and the cathedral. Then we will visit the Pampa de la Quinua where, between Spanish and Peruvians, in 1.821 was fought the last battle for the independence of Peru. Then we’ll go to the pre-Inca ruins of Wari (450/900 A.D.).

    Accommodation in Hotel.

    Day 6: AYACUCHO – ANDAHUAYLAS

    We will start in the morning to continue crossing the Andes. After 265 km. we’ll be arriving, in the afternoon, to Andahuaylas (3.150 m.): this place is well known as “the land of the potato”, with more than a thousand diversities cultivated.

    Accommodation in hotel.

    Day 7: ANDAHUAYLAS – CUSCO

    We will continue our trip through the Andes, travelling along the city of Abancay (2.700 m.) which is the capital of the Region of Apurímac. Then we’ll visit Sayhuite, where there’s the Inca stone that has more than 200 geometric and zoomorphic drawings. In the afternoon we’ll arrive to the city of Cusco.

    Accommodation in hotel.

    Day 8: CUSCO (City Tour)

    Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire (3,300 m.). Its name in Quechua means “Navel of the world”. This city was the capital of the Inca Empire. It has many interesting places to see. Today we’ll visit the archaeological ruins nearby: Saqsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara.

    Accommodation in hotel.

    Day 9: CUSCO – URUBAMBA – MACHU PICCHU

    In the morning, we’ll take the bus to the Inca’s Sacred Valley (so named for its fertility). We’ll visit the typical market in Pisaq and Pisaq ruins. After lunch we will go to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. In the afternoon we’ll take the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo (1.900 m.).

    Accommodation in hotel.

    Day 10: MACHU PICCHU – SACRED VALLEY

    In the morning we’ll climb by bus for 14 km. to the Machu Picchu (2,500 m.). Guided tour of the lost city of the Incas. We’ll be also able to do part of the Inca Trail up to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate). In the afternoon, we’ll descend to Machu Picchu Pueblo, and then we’ll take the train to Ollantaytambo.

    Accommodation in hotel. 

    Day 11: PICHINGOTO – MORAY – CHINCHERO – CUSCO

    In the morning, we’ll visit the salt works of Pichingoto, the Inca ruins of Moray (which were a nursery made for cultivating tropical plants in the Andes) and also the Inca/Spanish village of Chinchero. Transfer to Cusco, free afternoon.

    Accommodation. 

    Day 12: CUSCO – PUNO

    We’ll travel with our off-road vehicles on the southern Peruvian highlands. Along the way we will visit the most important tourist places (Raqchi, which are Inca ruins), arriving after 400 km. to Puno (town on the Titicaca lake at 4.000 m.).

    Accommodation.

    Day 13: PUNO – UROS – TAQUILE (visiting the floating islands)

    In the morning, transfer to the port of Puno, to make the tour of the Uros floating Islands and even of the Island of Taquile, where we’ll see the way of life of their inhabitants. Return to Puno in the afternoon.

    Accommodations.

    Day 14: PUNO – COLCA CANYON

    In the morning we’ll leave the city of Puno to go to the Colca Canyon (one of the deepest in the world). Along the road we will see the vicuñas (American camelids that only live in the Andes of Peru, Chile and Bolivia).

    In the afternoon we’ll arrive in Chivay (3,200 m.).

    Accommodation, and then we’ll be able to have a tour of the town or even go to the baths of Calera.

    Day 15: COLCA CANYON – AREQUIPA

    In the morning, we’ll go to the Cross of the Cóndor, where we’ll be able to see cóndores flying close to us on one of the deepest canyons in the world. Return to Chivay, and then we’ll continue travelling to Arequipa (2,700 m.).

    Once in Arequipa, transfer to the hotel and City Tour in the afternoon.

    Accommodation.

    Day 16: AREQUIPA

    Half day tour of the city of Arequipa: we’ll visit the Main Square, the baroque churches and the monasteries of Santa Catalina and of the Jesuits.

    Free afternoon.

    Accommodation in hotel

    Day 17: AREQUIPA – NAZCA

    We will take a long leg northward along the Pan-American Highway. We’ll travel almost all the time beside the sea (Pacific Ocean) until Nazca (800 m. /560 km.). Along the way we’ll pass the Village of Camaná. We will arrive in Nazca in the afternoon.

    Accommodations.

    Day 18: NAZCA – PARACAS

    Early in the morning, we’ll go to the Nazca Airport for the flight over the famous Nazca Lines.  We will continue travelling in our cars for 220 km. to Paracas, arriving in the afternoon.

    Accommodations.

    Day 19: PARACAS – LIMA

    During the morning we will do the tour to the Ballestas Islands (where we’ll see the marine wildlife of the Pacific Ocean). Then we’ll continue our journey northbound until Lima (270 km.). In the night we will have our farewell dinner

    Accommodation in hotel.

  • INCLUDED:

    • International flights
    • All the excursions with: English speaking guide and entrance fees (we’ll have Spanish speaking guides in the Ballestas Islands and in Nazca)
    • All excursions in a private service
    • Train ticket to the Machu Picchu in vistadome class.
    • All transfers
    • All the travel in diesel off-road vehicles, with the exception of Cusco and surroundings, where we will have our transfers on vans
    • English speaking tour leader throughout all the tour
    • Accommodation in double rooms in the best hotels around the trip (3, 4 or 5 starts) With breakfast included.
    • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner
    • Courier in English language all over the trip

    Note:

    • Hotels can change according to the availability (with hotels of same category)
    • Not includes
    • Airport taxes
    • Other meals apart from breakfast • the flight over the Nazca Lines;
    • Optional excursions
    • Tips

    Anything that is not listed as: included

  • Prices in American Dollars per person

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