4. PERU

Individual Luxe South Peru in 4**** Hotels with Lima, Nasca, Arequipa, colca, Condor, Puno, Cusco and Mazchu Picchu
Individual Luxe South Peru in 4**** Hotels with Lima, Nasca, Arequipa, colca, Condor, Puno, Cusco and Mazchu Picchu
15 days
Difficulty: 1
  COD: PE-112
Category: Individual Tours

Tour for 15 days relaxed South Peru in 4 ****

Individual Tour


In this tour we use most of the time ****hotels and only day busses


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How do we work ? 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. We 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! 

Kind of tour: Kind of tour:

This is an easy tour, for all ages

Open  young minded persons is what we are looking for. Leave your western look home and just enjoy the beauty of this Andean country. Accept that its different ,we come to admire the country, not to change it ! People who like to be active, can do 2 or 4 days Inca trail trekking in this tour. We use good 4 *** hotels. In This tour mosly the verry good Casa Andina hotel chain + Hilton.
We’re going slowly to high altitudes, so you get easily used to it, together with a coca thee!

The most of the transport and tours are in private. 


What is included? What is included?

* All private and luxe local bus transport.
* All Hotels 4* with breakfast with private bathroom all very clean and central located
* Entree fees   

Not included
* Your food and drinks
* The extra  excursions 
* Insurance, everybody is obligated to have there own travel insurance from home, before starting this tour.
* Local flights 


* The New Paracas hilton or hacienda hotel 4*
* The Nasca lines
* Colca canyon tour 2 d
* The islands on Titicaca
* The ballestas islands
* Cusco , the Inca empire with Machu Picchu

Day 1:  Lima Day 1: Lima

Arrive at Lima airport in the morning, someone from Southamerica planet pick you up from the airport and bring you to our first hotel in Lima. You have to tell us your flight number and hour of arrival. In the hotel you get the first information over Peru. At 9 AM we do the private city tour in Lima 3 h , with private car and guide. Like this you can have a good idea of Lima.
Hotel Casa Andina Private Collection


hotel in lima /Miraflores
3 H city tour in lima( depending on H of arrival)
Entree fee in the city tour
Transfer from the airport 
not included

Day 2:  Paracas Hilton or hacienda hotel Day 2: Paracas Hilton or hacienda hotel

In the morning we have a private car to Hilton Paracas or Hacienda hotel, both 4* hotels. At the harbour are manny fish restaurants. Today we have one of the new hotels with Swimmingpool close to the sea, to rest and enjoy the sun!
Hotel Hilton Paracas or Hacienda 

Day 3: Hilton Hotel + Ballestas Day 3: Hilton Hotel + Ballestas

In the morning we go to the port, for de excursion to Ballestas islands, its 1 ½ H by speedboat ,the islands are full of sea lions  and birds. In the afternoon you can relax in our luxery hotel on the beach or you can visit as excursion the Paracas Reserve  
Hotel Hilton Paracas 

hotel in Paracas
Ballestas excursion
Paracas excursion
not included

Day 4:  Nasca Day 4: Nasca

After the breakfast we go with our private transport to “EL CATADOR “ the Pisco brewery. Here we can see the whole making process and taste the Pisco. After this tasting process we drive to our next relaxing destination,”HUACACHINA” this is an oasis in the desert, here you can do some opcional excursion sand boarding on the big sand dunes. We stay overnight in an hotel with swimming pool in Ica or Huacachina. Today we continue to Nasca, where we arrive in the late afternoon Hotel Nasca with swimming pool.  You have time to discover small Nasca.
Hotel Majoro in Nasca


hotel in nasca 
Private car to Nasca with stops
Entree fees
Not included 
Sandbuggy tour 
Chauchilla cementery tour

Day 5:Nasca - Arequipa Day 5:Nasca - Arequipa

This morning or yesterday afternoon you can  take the flight over the amazing Nasca lines, depending on the weather. After lunch we start our day bus ride for about 10 h to Arequipa. We drive about 6 h along the coastline and 4 h climbing to Arequipa. 
We arrive late in the evening in Arequipa  
Hotel  El cabilfo **** Arequipa

hotel Arequipa 4*
Flight over Nasca lines + Airporttax
Cama ( bed)Day Bus to arequipa
not included 

Day 6:  Arequipa Day 6: Arequipa

Arequipa, the white city with his amazing “MISTI volcano. Here we can relax. its also good to get used to the altitude before we go to the canyon. Free time to visit this beautiful city, or as excursion in a city tour, 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. You also can do a reality tour, where you visit the local market and the pour nabourhoods.

Day 7: Colca Day 7: Colca

Start of the 2 days 1 night Colca canyon tour included in this tour. After breakfast we start with our private vann and guide. We take many photo stops to see this beautiful canyon, with his many vicunias/Lamas /volcano’s. We arrive in the small Village of Chivay were we take lunch, 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 casa andina hotel in the small village in the canyon.
Hotel Casa Andina Classic Chivay

Day 8:  Colca - Condor - Puno Day 8: Colca - Condor - Puno

After early breakfast we leave to the condor cross to see this amazing bird “The CONDOR, its still nature, so we cant promise you anything, but the Canyon is real worth a visit also without the condor. If you see one , just take it as some extra !! Than we return to Chivay and after Lunch we continue to the Village of Puno at the Titicaca lake in 4  MM bus . This is a 6 h beautifull drive. In Puno we wil sleep in a luxery
Hotel Royal inn **** in the centre.

Day 9: Puno - Titicaca Day 9: Puno - Titicaca

Today we visit to the Uros floating reed islands, the guide explain everything over the islands and the Titicaca lake. After this visit we go to the Taquile island. Here we take lunch and after lunch we return back to Puno where we stay the night in our luxery hotel.

Day 10:  Puno - Cusco Day 10: Puno - Cusco

After breakfast we take around 8 AM the amazing train to Cusco ( only 3 times a week) if there is no train we have bus with guide and stops, its 6 to 7 h with beautiful views over the sacred valley, mountain passes from more than 4300mtTransfer to our hotel.
New Sonesta posada del inca hotel Cusco

Day 11:  Cusco Day 11: Cusco

Cusco,here you can do many things, this day you can sleep some longer, and in the afternoon you can do the excursion  citytour, here you visit the cathedral /temple of the sun /
saqsaywoman /quenca/puca pucara, the ruins above Cusco additional you can also visit these Ruins by horse to see the beautiful surroundings of Cusco. 


People who like to walk the 4 days or 2 days incatrail ,have to make reservation Far in advance !

Day 12: Sacred valley Day 12: Sacred valley

Today you we visit the ruins and village Pisaq /Ollantaytambo / Chinchero, included in this tour in private.

This takes a whole day in the beautiful sacred valley. We stay overnight in the Sacred valley in the beautufull hotel.
San agustin Recoletta , a monastery

Day 13: Saltpans Maras + Moray+ Train to Aquas Day 13: Saltpans Maras + Moray+ Train to Aquas

Today we visit the saltpans of Maras and in the afternoon we go to Ollantaytambo, from where we take the train to Aqua Calientes, this is the village close to Machu Picchu, there’s also a big tourist market and its much warmer than Cusco, because it’s the border of the jungle. We stay overnight in a hotel in Aqua calientes.
Hotel Inti

Day 14 : Machu Picchu cusco Day 14 : Machu Picchu cusco

This morning you go very early to Machu Picchu by bus, this to see the sunrise over these  amazing ruins, here you go with a English speaking guide, in the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Cusco, transfer to our hotel in cusco

Day 15 : Flight to Lima Day 15 : Flight to Lima

Transfer to the airport and flight to Lima. Depending on your flight back home, you can drop your luggage in the airport. People who’s flight home is some later, can take a taxi to by yourself Miraflores to finish this Peru adventure 

Not included
Flight to Lima ( we can also arrange) 



General Info

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 60 days reservation in advance !

GENERAL INFORMATION What to bring with you

v     We advice to travel as light as possible, around 15kg a person,
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    
We advice to bring with you around 550 EURO pocket money, this in a combination of travel cheques/cash/and credit card. This money is for the cost of the extra 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 

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 !  

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/traveladvice    www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk   

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 information 
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 make a reservation ?

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 .
§    This is just an example and we can make some changes wherever you like !

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. 

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.  






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