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Nazca Lines & Machu Picchu 8 Days

The history of Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines are enigmas of the world. So they are good places to visit, in Our Nazca tours you will see  the magnificent shape of the lines such as the Monkey, The Hummingbird and others that surprised a lot of people and our Machu Picchu tours with a high quality of services where you will have the chance to admire the lost city of the Incas. Those attractive are part of our Peru luxury tours.

DAY 1: Lima
DAY 2: Lima / Nazca
DAY 3: Nazca / Paracas
DAY 4: Paracas / Lima
DAY 5: Lima / Cusco
DAY 6: Sacred Valley
DAY 7: Machu Picchu / Cusco
DAY 8: Cusco - Departure Day

DAY 1: Lima
Arrive in Lima at any time. Our representative will greet you at the airport and private transfer to your hotel. There are no planned activities today so check-in and enjoy the city, although there is an optional walking tour or city tour in a van. This afternoon you are free to explore colonial and modern Lima, with visits to the Government Palace, cathedral, Plaza de Armas and the Archaeological Museum. Or hang around the bustling commercial districts of and Miraflores and Barranco.

  • Overnight in Lima

DAY 2: Lima/Nasca
Transfer to the bus station to depart to Nazca. On arrival, welcoming reception and transfer to hotel. (B)

  • Overnight in Nazca

DAY 3: Nazca/Paracas
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. (B)

  • Overnight in Paracas.

DAY 4: Paracas/Lima
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. (B)

  • Overnight in Lima.

DAY 5: Lima/Cusco
 A morning flight brings us to Cusco, high in the Andes Mountains, upon arrival to Cusco Airport, our staff will be waiting for you to drive you to the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea then you have the free morning to rest for a while.  Later in the afternoon we’ll take you on a guided visit to see Cusco’s highlights, including nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enko, followed by a visit to the Main Square and famous ‘Koricancha’ or Temple of the Sun and of course the local market. (B)

  • Overnight in Cusco (3400 m, 11150 ft.)

DAY 6: Sacred Valley
One of the most spectacular days of the tour takes us through the Sacred Valley of the Incas; once an important source of food for the Inca, the Sacred Valley is a lush agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its produce. As it is 600m lower than Cusco, temperatures are on average 5 degrees Cº higher in the Sacred Valley.
Our travels will bring us through the major archaeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. At Pisac, an optional two hour or 5km hike will allow us to fully appreciate the Incan city nestled high in the Andean range. Later, the colorful artesian market at Pisac will no doubt be a highlight for those in search of unique souvenirs.
The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, location of another large Inca site. This major ruin is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. But more than that, Ollantaytambo is a living breathing Inca City. Here we catch our train to Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes). (B)

  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Altitude: 2000m, 6500ft)

DAY 7: Machu Picchu/Cusco
A pre-dawn start from takes us by bus to Machu Picchu. Enjoy the ruins in virtual solitude for the first hour until sunrise. Make the hour-long hike up to the ‘Intipunku’ or Sun Gate. See Machu Picchu in all its glory and discover Machu Picchu on an expert 2-hour private guided tour. Then, free time at site to explore, rest, meditate or simply chill out in the ruins.
Climb Wayna Picchu (Young Peak 2 hrs, not included, book in advance), hike to the Moon Temple (2 1/2 hrs, book in advance), or venture to the Inca Draw Bridge! There is no shortage of things so see and do in Machu Picchu. Generally we’ll have lunch in Aguas Calientes although it is your choice, afternoon train to Ollantaytambo and transfer to your hotel in Cusco. (B)

  • Overnight in Cusco

DAY 8: Cusco - Departure Day
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima or to continue with an extension program. We can arrange a later flight date out of Cusco or additional post tour accommodation in Cusco or Lima upon client request. (B) 

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Add on this Trip: Amazon Rainforest, Titicaca Lake, Colca Canyon, and other extension tours or treks. Let us know.

What’s Included

  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • All accommodations as per itinerary
  • All land transport along the route
  • 2 domestic flights (Lima – Cusco - Lima)
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Guide service throughout as per itinerary
  • Tours and Excursions as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees for included excursions (Machu Picchu, Sacred valley, Paracas, etc.)
  • All breakfasts
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast /BL: Boxed Lunch / L: Lunch / D: Dinner)

What’s Not Included

  • International Flights
  • International departure taxes and excess baggage fees
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Insurance
  • Meals (see above)
  • Alcohol, Drinks
  • Tips
  • Optional activities/day-tours/excursions