The Nazca Lines are mysterious and impressive enigmas, consisting of geometric and animal shapes that can only be fully seen from the sky. Some fascinating figures include a spider, a hummingbird, the monkey and geometric birds, which could have possibly been an ancient astrological calendar. Although, its construction and real intentions still remain a mystery until now. Following this same mystique, the Nazca Lines and Machu Picchu tour takes you on an experience to the magnificent city of Cusco, where you can discover one of the most enigmatic and remarkable archaeological sites in the world: Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, also known as the Lost City of the Incas, is located on the top of a flattened mountain. The Inca citadel shows work made by man in harmony with nature. Peru Travel Now invites you to enjoy, become inspired and be amazed by the magnificent construction, picturesque fertile valleys, and snowcapped mountains of Machu Picchu.
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A DOUBLE ROOM
Day 1: Lima
Arrival to Lima and welcoming reception. In the afternoon we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. Later we will go to San Isidro, financial center of the city to visit de Huaca Huallamarca, ancient pre-Incan shrine. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the San Francisco convent, built in the seventeenth century, to discover the mystery of its catacombs. Overnight stay in Lima.
Day 2: Lima/Nasca - (Breakfast Included)
Transfer to the bus station to depart to Nazca. On arrival, welcoming reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Nasca. Day 3: Nasca/Paracas - (Breakfast Included) In the morning we will then go the local airfield to fly over the Nazca lines, huge drawing that can only be seen from the sky and which represent several insects and animals like a monkey, hummingbird, condor or a spider. The origins are unknown, while many think it is a big astronomic calendar. In the afternoon we will get on the bus to Paracas bay. Overnight stay in Paracas. Day 4: Paracas/Lima - (Breakfast Included) Early in the morning we will embark on a boat tour to the Ballesta Islands. The “Chandelier” a giant figure marked in the sand in the style of the Nazca lines can also be seen on our way to the islands. On the islands you will be able to observe sea lions, pelicans, Humboldt penguins and other sea birds. In the afternoon, departure bus to Lima and hotel transfer. Overnight stay in Lima. Day 5: Lima/Cusco - (Breakfast Included) Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, welcoming reception and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon our exclusive city tour starts with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we will visit the San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and to learn about more of the products grown in the area which supply the whole city. After this, the Korikancha temple will welcome us in all his magnificence; this temple, whose Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure” still bedazzles us with the thought of its gold covered walls. Then it is the turn to visit the Santo Domingo Church. We will walk from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to the Hatun Rumiyoc street, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, nowadays home to the Archbishop’s Palace and also at the famous Twelve Angle Stone. We will continue our walk to the Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its valuable and beautiful colonial masterpieces. Overnight stay in Cusco. Day 6: Cusco - (Breakfast Included) In the morning we will distance from the crowds and visit Sacsayhuaman, a huge and impressive fortress of colossal constructions and surrounded by beautiful views blending together perfectly. Our adventure continues at the Inca Shrine Qenqo, to see the sacrificial altar embedded inside a rock cave. Finally we will arrive to the Puca Pucara viewpoint and Tambomachay, monument of impressive architectonic knowledge considered as one of the pillars of Andean Cosmo vision. Free afternoon to explore the city. Overnight stay in Cusco. Day 7: Cusco/Machu Picchu/Cusco - (Breakfast and Lunch Included) A train trip away to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We arrive at the Aguas Calientes station where our staff will assist us on boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After a guided visit, we will have time to explore the fortress and have lunch at one of the restaurants in the area. At the arranged time, we will take the train back to Cusco to be transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cusco. Day 8: Cusco/Lima - (Breakfast Included) Departure transfer to the airport.
Our programs include all entrance fees and guides on all excursions.