Individual tour in south Peru, our topper with Lima,Pisco, Nasca, Arequipa, Colca condor, Puno titicaca, Cusco and Machu Picchu
Category: Individual Tours
South Peru in 19 days, our most popular tour !
Individual tour with, hotels/transport and excursions included From lima to ---lima
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How do we work ?
In our packet tours you travel all by yourself, Southamerica planet take care for you, we reserve all your hotels and transport. When you arrive in Peru you find in your first hotel an envelop with all the vouchers for hotels /buses and excursions. The excursions you do in International groups with English speaking guides. Our local agent arrange also your transfers and give you the bus tickets to go from point A to point B, like this you travel around by yourself but without worry’s ,all arranged thru southamerica planet. If there are any problems, you always find support by contacting our office in Cusco!
What is included?
* All bus transport, all hotels and all the tours as indicated in the program.
* All your vouchers, information packet, like general info over all the places you visit.
* All hotels are based on double room with private bathroom, single rooms on request for an extra price, all buses are based on good buses, we work with cruz del sur, the best company in Peru.
* We can offer this tour in 2 types: star hotels or local clean hostels. or in a mix
* all the transfers
* Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included.
* The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax. *Local flight Cusco / Lima
Arrive at Lima airport , someone from Peru planet pick you up from the airport and bring you to your first hotel in Lima or Miraflores.
hotel/hostal in lima
Day 2 :Lima
First day free in Lima to visit Museo National de Arqueologia, in pueblo libre, the best museum in Peru ,also the old centre is worth a visit , in the afternoon you can visit Colonial Barranco and walk at the seafront in Miraflores .This morning you do a city tour with an english speaking guide, you visit colonial lima /cathedral , plaza de armas and drive thru san isidro and miraflores , it takes 3 h
city tour in lima
hotel/hostal in lima
Day 3: Pisco Paracas
Around 7 am or 1 pm you take the luxe crus del sur bus to pisco, its about 4 h drive: Here close to the harbour you have a hotel with swimmingpool
if you like, you can go with a private car for 2 days with many stops where you like ( we recommend this , so you can do also the sand buggy tour in Huacachina )
transfer in lima
bustickets to pisco
hostal / hotel in paracas
Day 4 : Ballestas / Nasca
This morning around 8 am you go by speedboat to the Ballestas islands, with many sea lions and birds, in the afternoon you can visit optional the national reserve Paracas ,after these tours you take the bus or private transport for about 4 h to Nasca. Hostal with swimmingpool in Nasca:
ballestas islands tour
bustickets luxe bus to nasca
hostal/ Hotel with swimming pool
paracas reserve tour
Day 5 : Nasca and Nascalines
In the morning or afternoon (depend on the weather) you take the flight over the Nazca lines.In the afternoon you visit Chauchilla cemetery with its mummy’s:
At night you take the luxury night bus for 10 h to Arequipa .
flight over nasca lines 30 min
Bus crusero to Arequipa
Entree fee 5 sol
Airporttax 20 sol
Day 6 : Arequipa
Early in the morning you arrive in Arequipa , a day free to visit this beautiful city , visit the star of Arequipa “The MUMMY JUANITA “ or the” Santa Catalina monastery” , in the evening you can try in one of the many restaurants the local “CUY” or marmot ,1 night hotel .
hotel / hostal
Day 7 : Arequipa
Day free in Arequipa to relax or drink a cup of coffee on one of the nice balconies on the plaza de armas ,or you can go optional ,rafting on Chili river ,a great adventure or you take the Campina tour with viewpoints over the volcanoes ,or the reality tour , here you visit the local market , the silar stone works ,and you see how the poor Peruvian people survive !
This day is perfect to get used to the altitude !
Hotel Arequipa .
Day 8 :colca 2 days
Start of the 2 daysColca canyon tour, this is in a International group, many photo stops to see this beautiful canyon with his many vicunias/Lamas /Volcano’s. In the afternoon you can swim in the hot spring and in the evening its possible to take a meal with folkloristic dances . 1 night in the small village Chivay.
2 days tour
hotel / hostal in colca
entree fee 70 sol
entree fee hot springs 15 sol
Day 9 : Colca - Arequipa
Early breakfastand leave to the condor cross to see this amazing bird “The CONDOR”after lunch we return back to Arequipa /Hotel inArequipa.
Optional you can take he 3 day Colca canyon tour , than you walk down in to the canyon , you sleep very basic at an oasis ,next morning you start early the climb to Cabanaconde , from there we take the local bus back to Arequipa
Or optional you can take the 4 M Bus from chivay to puno to save a day traveling
hostal / hotel aqp
3 days with trekking
private car to puno
Day 10: Puno
At 9 AM is there a Luxury bus to Puno over a nice paved road ,around 6 h ,hotel in Puno.Depending on the hour of arrival its possible to visit Silustani grave towers in the afternoon. Hotel Puno .
bus crusero to puno
hotel / hostal in puno
Day 11: amantani
Visit the Uros floatingreed islands and Amantania island ,you sleep on the island with a local family, basic but a nice adventure ! They treat you as there own children, in the evening you sing and dance with the whole village in local clothes.
family stay with food
present for the family
Day 12: Puno
Boat to Taquile island , here they have there own way of life ! Men’s are knitting the clothes, boat back to Puno /hotel Puno .
hotel in puno
Day 13 : Cusco
Morning bus to Cusco 6 to 7 h ,beautiful road and views over the sacred valley, passes of more than 4300mt
Optional you can take First Class bus with guide and lunch included and stops in many villages and ruins on the way to Cusco /hotel .Or optional you take the train Cusco.
Local Bus to Cusco
Hostal / hotel Cusco
Bus with stops / guide and meals
Day 14: Cusco
Cusco ,where you can do many things this day ,you can sleep some longer ,or in the afternoon you can do the city tour , here you visit the cathedral /temple of the sun /saqsaywoman /quenca/puca pucara , the ruins above Cusco , additional you can visit these ruins by horse to see the beautiful surroundings of Cusco /hotel Cusco
Hotel / hostal Cusco
City tour 1/2 day
Entree fees like cusco visitor ticket 130 sol
Other entree fees
Day 15 : Aqua Calientes
This morning you take the train to Aqua Calientes , this is the village close to Machu Picchu , also much warmer than Cusco , it’s the border of the jungle , the active persons can climb already the mountain Pastorouri to have the first views over Machu Picchu or walk to the waterfall in the jungle , or enjoy the new hot spring baths .
Hostal in Aqua calientes
Backpacker train to Aquas (or vistadome )
Hostal/hotel in Aquas
Entree hot springs
for an extra price you can take the vistadome train
Day 16 : Machu Picchu
This morning you go very early to Machu Picchu by bus , this to see the sunrise over these amazing ruins ,here you go with an English speaking guide , in the afternoonyou will take the train back to Cusco /hotel in Cusco
Optional you can take the train to Ollantaytambo , sleep 1 night in the sacred valley and do the next day a private sacred valley tour with English speaking guide
bus to machu picchu
entree to machu picchu
2 h english speaking guide
trein to cusco or ollanta
hotel / hostal Cusco
Day 17: Cusco Sacred valley
On Tuesday/Thursday and Sunday there is market in the sacred valley we will visit the markets and ruins of Pisaq /Ollantaytambo /en Chinchero , this takes a whole day in the beautiful sacred valley /hotel Cusco.
Sacred valley tour
Hotel / hostal
Day 18 : Cusco
Today you have the choice , or you go rafting on the Urubamba river with scenic views , or you go by with a mountain bike to the salt pans of Maras and the agriculture reservoir of Moray ,a day full of adventure ! Optional
Hotel Cusco .
Hotel / hostal cusco
Day 19 : Lima + Flight Home
Transfer to the airport, flight back to Lima to connect with your international flight.
Optional you can stay 1 more night in Lima
Transfer in Lima Local flight to Lima
Extra night in Lima
This program is only an example, we can make programs to all your needs !!!
Its also possible to do this tour the other way around, start first with south Peru, after that you start on the way to the North and finish your holiday in the North, on one of the beaches.
1 flight included: 1 over the Nasca lines
This tour you can use as a base, you can add the 2 or 4 days Inca trail or extend this tour wit a visit to the jungle in Manu or Puerto Maldonado .
People who like to do the very famous INCATRAIL , the 2 or 4 days (look at this website for the program ) have to make reservation for this ,together with the reservation of this tour .This Inca trail is so popular that it need more than 90 days reservation in advance !
What to bring with you
v We advice to travel as light as possible, around 15kg a person, we prefer a backpack or travel bag, we don't like suitcases while they are hard to travel in local transport and buses. v Clothes , in this tour we go from the coast to the highlands , in June its Winter ,so it can be cold at night and at high altitudes , so prepared for cold and warm , good walking shoes ,sunscreen, waterproof clothing ,alarm clock ,lip salve, personal medication, travel dictionary and don't forget , if there is something you miss , you always can buy it cheaper in Peru Money and Passport v We advice to bring with you around 650 EURO pocket money, this in a combination of travel cheques/cash/and credit card. This money is for the cost of the excursions and the meals in the restaurants, not included your souvenirs, its just an indication to eat normal and do the indicated excursions, everybody spend different! v The money in Peru is the Nuevo sol ,EURO is widely accepted around Peru , you better bring around 150 USD to pay the excursions /airport tax and entrée fee ,the rest in Euro .(not included Incatrail ) v Credit cards like Master card /Visa are widely accepted, every place we go have ATM machines. v No visa is necessary for countries of Western Europe /Asia/North or South -America/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa. With a valid passport the tourist card allows you up to 90 days in Peru
CLIMATE The Andes mountains have a lot of influence at the climate in Peru .The coast is one big dry desert ,the Andes have high temperatures in springtime/daytime if the sun shines ,In the evenings it can be cold .The best time to travel :dry season , from may till October , The temperatures are some lower , but the sky is mostly clear with less rain . But be prepared, showers of rain , can be all year around !
MEDICATION Altitude sickness can appear, but after 2 days you get used to the altitude, you feel some headache, but we climb slowly .PS: People who have hart or Long problems, better contact first a doctor before travelling to high altitudes .Peru don't ask officially vaccinations, exception for Manu: for Manu you have to take against yellow fever .We advice that you take some vaccinations like :- Hepatitis-A- DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, polio);You have to start with these vaccinations about 6 weeks before departure .Don't drink tap water!For more info ,look at www.doh.gov.uk/traveladvicewww.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
GENERAL Southamerica planet wants you to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with complete success. Please read the following conditions carefully as it is your contract with Southamerica planet. We don't want to make you afraid, but we like to be very clear! Because of the adventures character of this tour, some unexpected circumstances can appear .That's why we maybe have to change the program or parts of it. Peruplanet do everything to follow the booked program, but it can appear that for example, roads are unexpected not possible to drive because of heavy rain , buses break down , local flights are cancelled or are delayed ,strikes of all the transport . We only change the program to guaranty the safety of the client , and in communication with the client. We keep the right to change the program before or at that moment like,day schedules, hotels, transport or excursions.This is and stay a tour with an adventures character.The changes in the program happens mostly in conversation with the client , but southamericaplanet always have the final decision. If there are some changes before departure, than everybody of the group gets a mail with clearly indicated the changes. The extra travel -or hotel costs are for the members of the tour.In normal circumstances, you always follows the official program. Our prices do not include , international flighs, meals not specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, and tips. Southamerica Planet will not pay compensation if forced to cancel or change your tour because of war, threat of war, riot, civil strike, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or extreme weather conditions, epidemics or health risks, technical or maintenance problems with transport, closed or congested airports or ports, changes imposed by re-scheduling or cancellation of flights by airlines, the alteration of airlines or aircraft types, or similar events beyond the control of Southamerica planet. The client is also responsible for personal belongings. Clients undertake the tours, treks or expeditions, featured in our programme, at their own volition.
TRAVEL INFORMACION This information makes part of the contract with Southamerica planet. Read it well before booking! Clients must be in possession of, and are responsible for arranging a valid passport. Information about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, etc) is given in good faith but Southamerica Planet can not be held responsible for any of this information.
HOW TO MAKERESERVATION? The easiest way to reserve a tour is by filling in the reservation form at this website. Some days after we received your reservation, we confirm the reservation. Than we ask 40 % deposit of the total amount ,the other 60% , you can pay 5 weeks before departure. This payment you can do at our Peruvian banc account. After payment you receive a paper with confirmation of your payment . After full payment you receive the address of the first hotel in Lima. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when Southamerica planet sends out a confirmation invoice (once we have received your deposit) at which point a contract exists and the deposit becomes non-refundable and non-transferable. Give us also your telephone number to contact you if there are last minute changes.
CHANGES and extension possibilities § It is possible to arrive earlier, also to depart later. This you have to tell us in advance together with your reservation ,so we ca arrange something for you .§ Thisisjust an example and we can make some changes wherever you like !
INSURANCE Clients are obligated and responsible for ensuring that they have adequate cover for the full duration of the tour in respect of medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation. It is our policy to check the validity and cover of your insurance policy and we hold the right to refuse travel to anyone whose insurance does not satisfy these criteria..24-h emergency service 24-h of your private travel insurance , but we have an office in Peru/Cusco , Here Peruvian people are working and its always possible to contact them 7 days a week 24 h for emergency .They now there country better than we do and have the best contacts ! Wehave 2 officesin Peru Cusco and Lima.
CANCELATION Should the client wish to cancel, cancellation charges will be imposed. These are calculated from the day written notification is received by Peruplanet The charges are shown below: 56 and more days before departure: 15% deposit 56 to 42 days before departure: 30% of total price 28 days to 14 days before departure: 75% of total price 14 days to 7 days : 90% of price, less than 7 days 100% In addition to the cancellation fees mentioned above, the full insurance premium is also payable. We strongly recommend that full insurance is taken out, which includes cover, under certain circumstances, against the loss of deposit or cancellation charges.. Keep in mind that traintickets and Incatrail NEVER is possible to get arefund.
WE HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY THIS COUNTRY JUST AS MUCH AS WE DO!