Expedition in Peru: INCA CIVILIZATION MYSTERIES - Cusco - Enjoy the beauty of Andes - misteries of Nazca drawings, Machu Picchu - Navigation on Titicaca
Colca Canyon. Altiplano. National Parks and Blanca Salinas Aguadapana Ampato volcano (6400 m), Sabancaya (5976 m), Huallca Huallca (6025 m). Crossing the Andes Navigation on the island of Titicaca and sleeping. Visit Cusco Sacred Valley: Cusco - Ollantaytambo Visit Machu Picchu Visit the mysterious Nazca lines and drawings Visit Paracas Lima-City Tour
Day 3: Arequipa (2400 m) Visiting the "White City" located at the foot of the great volcano Misti, flanked by Chachani 5820m (6075m) and Pichu Pichu (5425m).
Day 4: Chivay (3600m) Colca Canyon.┬ Altiplano. National Parks and Blanca Salinas cross Aguadapana to "Belveder Vulcan" where we will have a panoramic view to Ampato volcano (6400 m), Sabancaya (5976 ), Huallca Huallca (6025 m). Colca Canyon is the second in the world as deeply as diferneta maximum level of 3400m.The Pine River valley winds is a thin silver thread, which suggests a distant murmur.Canyon is dominated by eternal snows and many volcanoes.┬ Here we can admire the winged inhabitants of the canyon: condorii. Our route on a road overlooking the Colca canyon, to the Chivay, capital of Caylloma. Day 5: Chivay (3600m), Puno (3812 m) We leave early to cross the Andes through spectacular and almost uninhabited in the Altiplano. We sleep in Puno on Lake Titicaca (Stone Puma).
Day 6-7: Puno (3812 m) - Island Amantany-Lachon (3825m) Sailing to the island of Taquile.┬ Visit the island.┬ We will discover the island on foot, meeting its people, in their splendid clothing.┬ They live in the community in an extraordinary setting.┬ We meet people who live on fishing and hunting craft.┬ We inopta Amantany island villagers homes, we will offer an evening of traditional dance.┬ In the morning we continue our journey on Lake Titicaca to the "floating islands" Uros, famous building where locals Aymara reed rafts (totoras) with dimensions of tens to hundreds of square meters. During the night we go to Cusco, "navel of the world again" with the coach.
Day 8: Cusco (3350 m) Morning-visit historical capiatlei Peru.┬ Today Cusco, built on the foundations of the old capital of the Inca Empire, is undoubtedly a testament to the advanced architecture and urbanism.┬ After the conquistadors, Cusco was transformed by the Spaniards, because they wanted to be bigger and more beautiful, to hide the past again.┬ The city center is a maze of narrow streets lined with Inca walls: Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo Convent built on the remains "Koricancha"-ancient Temple of the Sun.┬ In the afternoon we visit vizit Templul Sacsayhuaman, located near the town. Another city is famous for cyclopean blocks of stone that symbolizes the head of pumas (Cusco the body).┬ Then we continue our visit to Qenqo, with its prominent limestone buildings, important Inca altar. Then we cross Pucapucara, fort guarding the entrance to the capital that offers a splendid view over the valley and Andean peaks. We will conclude the evening visiting, Tambomachay: Water Temple.
Day 9: Sacred Valley: Cusco (3350 m) - Ollantaytambo (2750 m) In the morning we will enter the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the first stop was Pisac (3400 m).┬ We will visit the impressive Inca site: terraces, fountains, neighborhoods, observatories and largest cemetery in the region (almost 10 000 people buried), very nice complex which controlled and dominated the Incas Sacred Valley.┬ This town is located between the peaks of the Cordillera Urubamba amazing.┬ On route, we cross the fields that combines colors and transparencies from red to green pastures and crops, wild flowers and red and purple young quiwicha quinoa. We follow along the Urubamba valley (sacred river). Crossing towns and villages that have preserved traces of a prosperous imperial past. Finally, we arrive at Ollantaytambo, a village still single, which remained virtually unchanged.┬ We will visit the city.
Day 10: Ollantaytambo (2750 m) - Machu Picchu (2,450 m) - We start the morning on a railway which winds through the legendary Sacred Valley (1:30 to 2:00), dominated the top immaculate Veronica (5820m).┬ Our train then go through a beautiful canyon carved by the Urubamba River to Aguas Calientes (2000 m).┬ A bus transfer us to the famous site of Machu Picchu (old peak) from 2450 m at the edge of the mountain of the same name, set amidst tropical vegetation, whose peace is disturbed only by the murmur of the river Urubamba.Discovered on 24 July 1911 by American explorer Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu is undoubtedly one of the pillars of Inca architecture: neighborhoods, squares, royal houses, large agricultural areas, roads are part of this masterpiece cash.┬ In the evening we return to Ollantaytambo.
Day 11: Ollantaytambo (2750 m) - Cusco (3350 m) We will continue our journey until Tarabamba small village, where we climb up to Pampa de Anta below and amazing salt mines of Maras (3000m).┬ There are over 3,500 ponds, fed by a spring salt at high concentrations.┬ From here we continue the trip by visiting the website Moray. In the afternoon we arrive back in Cusco in the evening we board the bus to Nazca.
┬ Day 12: Nazca (588 m) Mysterious "lines" of Nazca were discovered in 1939 by American scientist Paul Kosok when flying over the area in search of irrigation channels. Born lines appears as a dense network of geometric and zoomorphic (monkey, spider, lizard, hummingbirds┬ , dog, spirals, triangles, reaching from 15 to 300 m for some figures, and up to 10 km of certain lines, visible only from the sky. In the afternoon we continue our journey and we will stop at Paracas Pacific ocean.
┬ Day 13: Paracas Ballestas Islands Boat Tour, located in the Paracas National Park, inhabited by many birds, seals and sea lions.┬ Here you can meet current Humboldt cold current from Antarctica and hot Ni├▒o, which descends from the equatorial zone.┬ The meeting brings their unique marine life that attracts all kinds of birds: eagles, flamingos, cormorants, penguins and other producers of guano, whose deposits were known and used by the Incas.
Day 14: Lima In the morning we go to the City of Kings - Lima.┬ In the afternoon, city tour.
Day 15-16: Lima - home
The price includes:
- Flight tickets for domestic and international flights - Airport taxes - Transfers - English - French speaking guide throughout the journey - Accommodation in double room (the hotel) - Meals (breakfast)
Price does not include:
- Other meals than those specified in the program - alcoholic and soft drinks - Entrances to museums and reserves - Nazca lines overflight - Any other services required by tourists, but not specified in the program Single supplement 300 Euro-
Price is calculated for the EUR / USD> = 1.35. Price is calculated for individual registration in terms of forming a group of minimum 6 people. For group registrations (more than 6 people) - special offers.
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