Peru without altitude: The Lost City, the Sacred Valley and the Nazca Lines

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This itinerary will allow you to visit some of the most important destinations like the Lost City of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco, the Nazca Lines, the Ballestas Islands and Lima. All without touching the fateful altitudes that often discourage travelers to embark on a journey into this mysterious land full of beauty. The only point above 3,000 meters will be the overnight stay in Cusco at the end of the journey when you are already accustomed to the altitude.

Day 1: Arrival in Lima

Contact our agent and transfer to the hotel. 

Day 2: Visit of Lima, Miraflores and Huaca Pucllana

After breakfast, we start with a visit to the Miraflores neighbourhood (Park of Love) and the view of the Huaca Pucllana. Visit of the historic centre, UNESCO heritage and the San Francisco Catacombs. In the early afternoon departure for Paracas by VIP bus. Arrival in Paracas and hotel accommodation. 

Day 3: Excursion to the Ballestas Islands

Two-hour excursion to the Ballestas Islands (group service). The tour continues with a visit to the Paracas National Reserve (private service). At the end of this excursion, we continue by VIP bus to Nazca. Arrival in Nasca and hotel accommodation. 

Day 4: Overflight of the Nazca Lines

Breakfast and opportunity to fly over the Nazca Lines (30 minutes – optional). After the activities, transfer to the bus station and arrive in Arequipa late in the evening. 

Day 5: Visit of the historic centre of Arequipa

Breakfast. Visit of the Historic Center of Arequipa Unesco Heritage. It starts with the Plaza de Armas, the Claustro of the Compañia of the Jesuits, Casa de Moral, visit of the Monastery of Santa Catalina. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 6: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast and transfer to the airport. Flight Arequipa- Cusco. Arrival in Cusco and transfer (private) to the Sacred Valley. Arrival in Urubamba and hotel accommodation. Rest of the day available to acclimatize. Dinner at the hotel included. 

Overnight in the Sacred Valley. 

Day 7: Visit the Incas ruins

Breakfast and start of the tour. The first stop of the day will be at the Inca ruins of Pisaq. Later you will learn about the local market of Pisaq famous for its handicraft. Next stop are the impressive Salinas de Maras. Lunch in Urubamba. In the afternoon visit of the fortress and the citadel of Ollantaytambo. From here take the train to Aguas Calientes. Arrival and hotel accommodation. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 8: Departure for Machu Picchu

Breakfast. Shuttle bus to reach the site of Machu Picchu (2,490 m). Visit the majestic ruins of “the lost city of the Incas”. The complex is divided into two large areas: the agricultural area formed by the typical Inca terraces and the urban area dedicated to daily, civil and religious activities. Return to Aguas Calientes and departure by train to Ollantaytambo station. Private transfer Ollantaytambo-Sacred Valley. Dinner included. 

Day 9: Cusco

After breakfast, we set off for Cusco (the first and only time passengers will sleep above 3,000 m). Start with a visit to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, followed by the Inca Ruins of Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Kenko. Inside the city of Cusco, we will visit the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha and the San Blas district. 

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