South - North Peru highlights tourgroup with Huaraz, Chavin, Lima, Paracas, Nasca, Arequipa, Colca, Titicaca, Cusco, Machu picchu, Trujillo, Chan chan, Chiclao, Lord of Sipan
Category: Groups Tours
North and South Peru/ With English Speaking Tourleader in Private from 8 Persons
16 days only South or 18 days South with 3 days Jungle
23 days Noth and south !
Groepen met Nederlandstalige reisleider !
19 October 2013
gegarandeerd vertrek nog 4 plaatsen
3 od 5 of 10 November 2013
2439 Euro P/P
2799 Euro P/P
These Prices are departure from Brussels, including International flights, with Dutch Speaking Tourleader
Fixed departure, minima 8 persons,maxima 18 persons
From Limato ---Lima
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How do we work ?
Our tours are with an English /Dutch speaking tour leader, he travel all the time with you and the group, he is no guide but after many years working in Peru/Bolivia he knows what a tourist need ! He arranges all the hotels, transport and excursions .He’s support and translate in any problem. He gives you general info in every place, enough info, so you can discover the beauty of this country by yourself, or with members of the group. You buy yourself, your international flight from hometo Lima /Peru .This you can easy do in any flight ticket shop around the world .The tour leader speaks in Dutch/English to the group .We promote a lot of freedom and flexibility in our tours, we call it alone in group, you do your thing with the comfort of a group while de tour leader arrange your excursion or bus ticket. Freedom is one of the big points in this tour!
Minima 1 month before departure we inform you if the tour have enough clients to start, yes or no .If not, than we can arrange the same tour for the same price all arranged with small changes, all individual.
What is included?
*bus transport , and 2 national flights + international flight from brussels
*All hotels in good 3*** hotels and hostels with private bathroom all very clean and central located
*All hotels are based on double room ,if you are single and don’t mind to share the room with a man or women from an other sex ,there is no surcharge ,if you like a single rooms there’s an extra cost and you have to tell us in advance.
*All buses are based on good local buses, sometimes private if written in the program, there’s also an luxe night bus from Nasca .
*In all the hotels is breakfast included !
*Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included .
*The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax ,colca canyon entrée.
*The excursions , everything with the blue excursion sign, below there is a list of all the estimated prices
*Insurance, everybody is obligated to have there own travel insurgency from home, before starting this trip.
Kind of Tour .
This is an easy tour with North and South + a festival in cusco, for all ages . Openyoung 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 !Some of our bus rides can be hard because its not all paved road .People who like to be active, can do 4 days Incatrail trekking,for the others there is enough to see around ! We use good 3 *** hotels and hostels .We’re going slowly to high altitudes ,so you get easily used to it ,together with a coca thee !In this tour its possible to do 1 trekking, but if you don’t like to walk , there are many other options !
* The Capital Lima
The ballestas islands
The Nasca lines
Colca canyon tour 2 days
The islands on Titicaca
Cusco , the Inca empire with Machu Picchu
Trujillo and Chan Chan and huaca sol y luna
*Chiclao and the lord of sipan
*Huaraz With the Chavin culture
Day 1: Departure
Depart in the evening from Brussels to Madrid and at night international to Lima
Day 2 : Lima - Paracas
Arrive early at Lima airport in Lima, someone from Peru planet pick you up from the airport and we drive directly for 4 h to paracas, where we can have some rest in the hotel with swimmingpool at the sea.
Day 3 : Nasca
We go direct to the port, for de excursion to Ballestas islands, its 1 ½ H by speedboat, the islands are full of sea lionsand birds. In the port we can relax with a cup coffee before 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 excursion sand boarding or jeep on the big sand dunes. Later on we continue to Nazca, where we arrive in the late afternoon. Hotel with swimming pool
You cantake the excursion the flight over the amazing Nasca lines ,depending on the weather. In the evening you can go to the lecture over the Nazca lines or watch the stars in the planetarium. At night we take the night bus to Arequipa around 10 PM
Early in the morning we arrive in Arequipa , at 2325 m ,the white city with his amazing “MISTI volcano ,transfer to our hotel. Here we can relax ,after our night bus ,its also good to get used to the altitude before we go to the canyon .Free 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 ,1 night hotel in Arequipa
Today you can sleep some longer, relax , orExcursionvisit the reality tour , the market ,silar stones ,and the poor surroundings of Arequipa to see the real Peru .Or you can do some rafting, or just relax on the square with a coffee .
Start of the 2 days 1night“Colca canyon tour” included in this tour .
After breakfast we start with our private bus .We take many photo stops to see this beautiful canyon, with many vicunias/Lamas /volcano’s .We arrive in the small Village of “Chivay “were we take lunch, in the afternoon there is an excursion, you can swim in the nice hot spring , and in the evening its possible to take a meal with folkloristic dances . 1 night hotel in the small village of Chivay
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 !! Its the best point for a breathtaking view of the Colca Canyon with the Colca river flowing 1.200 meters below. Visit the Hanging Tombs at Choquetico before continuing to the towns of Maca,
Achoma and Yanque with its lovely white church.We return back to Chivay for lunch beforedriving with our private bus over a nice road to Puno 6 to 7 h .Nice hotel in Puno
After breakfast, as excursionyou can go by boat for a visit to the Uros floating reed islands ,the guide explain everything over the Islands and the Titicaca lake ,after this we go toTaquile island , here they have there own way of live . Men’s are knitting the clothes, no animals or cars allowed on the island .Here we have some lunch, most of the time trout from the lake .
From here we take the boat back to Puno .Or you can visit the Sillustani Grave towers as excursion
After breakfast we take around 8 AM the local morning bus to Cusco, its 6 to 7 h over beautiful road and views over the sacred valley, mountain passes from more than 4300mt. Optional we can take the Turismo Merr with different stops, guide and lunch included. Or the train. This you have to reserve in advance. Transfer to our hotel in Cusco
Cusco, here you can do many things. Explore the most magical city, capital of the Inca empire (15th century). This day you can sleep some longer, and in the afternoon you can do theexcursioncity tour, here you visit the cathedral /temple of the sun /saqsaywoman /quenca/puca pucara , the ruins above Cuscoadditional you can also visit these Ruins by horse to see the beautiful surroundings of Cusco
Transfer to the railwaystation and train to Aquas Cal
where we stay the night.
Day 14: Machu Picchu
This morning you can go on excursion, we govery early by bus to Machu Picchu, this to see the sunrise over these amazing ruins,here you go excursion with a English speaking guide, in the afternoonwe will take the train back to Cusco, where we arrive in the evening /hotel in Cusco .
Today we take a flight to Lima, this for about 1 h. In Lima we have transfer to the busterminal ,where we wil take the luxery Day bus for about 8 h to the mountains van huaraz. Because we did stay in at altitude in Cusco, we dont have any problem here.
Today we can discover this scenic city ,in the morning you can visit the busy market ,in the afternoon we can take excursion, local transport ,up to the ruins of willkawain from the Huari empire ,from there we have a beautiful view over Huaraz ,than we walk down , about 2 ½ h to Monterrey from where we take a local bus back to Huaraz
Today you can take an excursionto Laguna de llanganuco ,you drive thru thebeautiful valley and pass by Yungay , the village who was completed destroyed by a massive earthquake and mudslide in 1970 , 20.000 people lost their lives. Or you can go to the glacier of Pastoruri.
This day we have the excursion, Chan Chan , the capital of the Chimú Empire, It extended over more than 18 km2.The Tschudi Palace, placed in the southwest of Chan Chan, is one of the most well-preserved and well-decorated palaces. It is decorated with geometric shapes and low-relieves animal draws. You’ll also visit the ceremonial places, the grain stores and the cemetery. It’s a huge urban complex made of a kind of mud called adobe. The greatness and perfection of this city is expressed in its high decorated walls, long passages, ceremonial squares, palaces, workshops and warehouses. There was room for 100,000 people, virtually a city-state.After this we drive to the pyramids of “Arco iris” ,also known as “Huaca El Dragon”,built by the Chimu culture between the 11th and the 15th century and surrounded by a 6 meters high wall. and “Huaca de la luna and sol “, here the archaeologists still do every day new discoveries .In the afternoon we take the local bus for about 3,5 h to Chiclao, where we stay the night
PS we can do the tour also the day before and drive Sunday To Chiclao to visit Lord of Sipan, because the musea of Sipan is Closed on Monday
Day 20 : Chiclao
This Morning we take the local Bus to Chiclao. This takes 4 h. This day its possible to go in an excursion to one of the most important and beautiful museums of Peru. We charter as excursion ,a mini bus to go to Lambayeque. Here is the highly recommended Bruning Archaeological museum and the New Museo de las Tumbas Reales de Sipan, ( on Sunday )where is the magnificent treasure from the tomb of a Moche warrior/ priest , discovered in 1987.This museum has more than two thousand pieces made of gold. The access to the museum is through a ramp, similar just as it was the access to the ancients Moche Temples.. In the second floor you could appreciate a replica of the funeral chamber for a Moche noble warrior called The Lord of Sipan. Also you can appreciate the ornaments how they were recovered in the tomb .If you have time left you also can visit the museum of Sican or 35 km further the ruins of the 26 pyramids or TUCUME.
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 on a terrace near the seafront in Miraflores International flight.
Day 23: Home
Finish of the tour
Help us to help poor people!Give us your second hand clothes, the ones you don,t need anymore after your trip, so we give them to the poor people !
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 !Incatrail 4 days 265 Euro extra a person during the tour and Incatrail 2 days 199 Euro extra a person
Its also possible to extend your stay with one of our jungle trips to Manu or Puerto Maldonado ,before you go home 435 euro a person3 days Puerto including 2 extra flights 486 Euro a peron 4 days Puerto maldonado including 2 extra flights price pepend on the flights, after the whole tour, Less after the only south tour
What to bring
*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.
* Clothes , in this tour we go from the coast to the highlands , in July /August 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 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!
* 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 )*Credit cards like Master card /Visa are widely accepted , every place we go have ATM machines .
* 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 90days in Peru
The Andes mountains have a lot of influence at the climate in Peru .The coast is one bigdry 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 , frommay 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 Manuyou have to take against yellow fever
We advice that you take some vaccinations like :
- DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, polio);
You have to start with these vaccinations about 6 weeks before departure .
Peruplanet wants you to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with complete success. Please read the following conditions carefully as it is your contract with Peruplanet. 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 group , and in communicationwith the group .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 group , but the tour leader 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 .The tour leader always think what’s the best or safest for the group! In normal circumstances, the tour leader always follows the official program; changes only can be made if 100 % of the group decide to do this! Our prices do not include the international airport taxes, meals not specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, and tips. Peru 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 ofPeruplanet. The client is also responsible for personal belongings. Clients undertake the tours, treks or expeditions, featured in our programme, at their own volition.
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How to make a reservation ? The easiest way to reserve a Peruplanet tour is by sending us the booking form at this website. Some days after we received your reservation, we confirmif there are still some places available on the date of your choice .Than we ask 30 % deposit of the total amount , the other 70% , you can pay 5 weeks before departure .This payment you can do at our Belgian or 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 Peruplanet 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 minut changes.
Ones you find the tour of your choice, don’t wait to long to make a reservation! We only do 2 tourS a month, so there are not many spaces each month! Its also cheaper for yourself, as far in advance you buy your international flight ticket to Peru, as cheaper it gets !
Departure of the tour A tour of Peruplanet in general always start, but its possible that we don’t get minima amount of clients for a tour , what is 8 bookings .In that case we contact you minima 4 weeks before departure to tell you . No message means automatically departure of the tour .If the tour don’t go , than Peru planet can make a special alternative program to your needs on individual base.
Changes and extension possibilities
*It is possible to arrive earlier than the group, also to depart later than the group. This you have to tell us in advance together with your reservation, so we ca arrange something for you .
* We can arrange some extra nights, before or after the tour .Let us now your date, time ,flight number and carrier of arrival , so we can arrange the transfer in Lima to the hotel ,always included .
* You can extend your trip with a jungle arrangement in Manu or Puerto Maldonado /Tambopatta .
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 and curtailment. 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 insurgency , 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 !
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 14days 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.The incatrail reservation is never refundable