Individual, the 7 wonders of Peru tour with all the highlights of North and South Peru, senor sipan, Chiclao, chan chan, Trujillo, Chavin, Huaraz, Machu picchu, Cusco, jungle
Category: Individual Tours
Total Peru in 27 Days
The” 7 wonders”of Peru tour.
This is our best and most special tour! For people who like "Pure "Peru and something special ! With at the end days jungle, like this you now al the highlights of Peru!
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How do we work:
From Limato ---Lima
This is an individual tour, you start when you like, you can choose what kind of hostal or hotel in 3 or more * Southamericaplanet arrange all. When you arrive in Lima you wil meet someone of our office whio give you all the vouchers and bustickets, as well all the information from each place with places to visit and good restaurants
You travel by yourself but we arrange all in advance
Kind of tour
This is an easy tour but more adventures!, 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 2 or 4 days trekking, We use good 3 *** hotels or hostels. We’re going slowly to high altitudes, so you get easily used to it, together with a coca thee!
What is included?
* All bus transport,
* All hotels in good hotels and hostels with private bathroom all very clean and central located.
* All hotels are based on double room, 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, there’s also an luxe night bus Trujillo to Huaraz and from Chiclao To Chachapoyas
* In all the hotels is breakfast included! * excursions
* Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included.
* The entry fees, like airport tax, colca canyon entrée.
* Insurance, everybody is obligated to have there own travel insurance from home, before starting this trip. * local flights
* Colca canyon tour 2 days
*The islands on Titicaca
*Cusco , the Inca empire with Machu Picchu
*Huaraz and cordillera blanca and Chavin the oldest culture
*Trujillo and Chan Chan
*Chiclao and the lord of sipanand Tucume pyramids
*Kuelap fortress at the border of the jungle * Ballestas and Nasca lines * Jungle of Peru
Arrive at Lima airport someone from Southamerica planet pick you up from the airport and bring you to our first hotel in Lima or Miraflores. In the hotel you get the first information over Peru,
Day 2 Chiclao
We take a transfer to the airport from where we fly to Chiclao. Transfer to our hotel. If there is time left you can visit the witches market in Chiclao.
Day 3: Chiclao
This day its possible to go in an excursion to one of the most important and beautiful museums of Peru. Here is the the New Museo de las Tumbas Reales de Sipan, 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. Before the museum we also visit 35 km further the ruins of the 26 pyramids of TUCUME. This in international group. At night we take the local luxury bus to Chachapoyas .
We arrive very early in chachapoyas. Transfer to our hostel. The rest of the day we have time free to wonder around in this nice village or to rest a bit after the long bus ride, or walk to the viewpoint.
Hostal in Chachapoyas
Day 5: Chachapoyas
Today we visit the surroundings of Chachapoyas. We go as excursion, Here we can do a small trekking in amazing nature, we can visit Karajia, Famous for their guards in front of the graves. Or you can visit a cave with stalactites. Or you take an other excursion to the amazing water falls of gocta but this is an demandang trekking!
Hostel in Chachapoyas.
Day 6: Kuelap
This morning we start our next adventure. We go in international group to Kuelap ,the big Pré Inca fortress at the border of the jungle. Discovered around 1843 and it’s situated at 3000 mt altitude. At this part of the tour we don’t meet many tourist !Leave your western glasses home and enjoy the scenery. Opcional as other excursion you can choose to go to Leymabamba. Here you can visit the famous museum over the last discoveries at Laguna de Condores. In this museum are more than 200 mummies.You also visit the ruins of Revash
People who like trekking, from Chachapoyaswo offer manny trekkings, laguna de los condores or to Kuelap in 3 or 4 days
Day 7: Chachapoyas - chiclao
today we can takea rest day or visit the waterfalls of gocta in the evening we take the nightbus to return to chiclao
Opcional you can go with private transport Chachapoyas / Leymabamba / Cajamarca/ Trujillo ( expensive)
Day 8: Chiclao - Trujillo
We arrive early in chiclao.There a private car waith for us to bring us in 3 h to Trujillo / huanchaco. Huanchaco where you can relax in a hotel close to the beach
Day 9: Trujillo
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 built by the Chimu culture between the 11th and the 15th century “Huaca de la luna and sol “, here the archaeologists still do every day new discoveries. In the afternoon we take the night bus to Huaraz.
Today we can discover this scenic city, in the morning you can visit the busy market, in the afternoon we can takelocal transport, up to the ruins of willkawain from the Huari empire, from there we have a beautiful view over Huaraz
Day 11: Huaraz
Today you can take the excursion to Laguna de llanganuco, you drive thru the beautiful 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.
Persons who like to have some activity, can do the excursion3 days 2 nights trekking from olleros to Chavin de huantar, this is a beautiful trek, amazing snow caped mountains, no many tourist, you real feel the pure nature. But this is a hard trek !! The first day you sleep in tents around 4000 Mt altitude and the second day you cross the pass of puntayanashallash,4700 Mt ,the third day you go down to chavin. Hereyou meet the rest of the group at the ruins. This trekyou do with guide, cook, tents , and mules who carry al the gear. You just walk with your daypack .
Day 12 Huaraz
This day we do the excursion to the Fortress temple of Chavin de Huantar ,this is the oldest and one of the most import cultures of Peru from 800 BC ,the tour takes a whole day ,people who do the Chavin de Huantar trekking meet again with the group in Chavin. In the evening we take the nightbus to Lima
Day 13: Lima paracas
We arrive early in lima. A private car waith for you in the busstation in Lima, The car brings you in 4 h to paracas in paracas you have a hotel / hostal close to the beach and harbour to relax.
Opcional with local bus to paracas
Day 14: Paracas - Nasca
This morning around 8 am you go by speedboat to the Ballestas islands, with many sea lions and birds, after the boattour 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. ( if you take a private car, you can make somestops in Pisco winery and Huacachina oase,where you can do the amazing sandbuggy tour) Included ballestas islands tour bustickets luxe bus to nasca hostal/ Hotel with swimming pool Not included food paracas reserve tour Private carto Nasca Sandbuggy tour ica
Day 15 nasca
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. Included flight over nasca lines 30 min Tour chauchilla Transfer Bus crusero to Arequipa Not included Entree fee 9 sol Airporttax 20 sol food
Day 16+17: Arequipa
Early in the morning you arrive in Arequipa, 2 days 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. Or you can do the reality tour, do some rafting or mountain bike
included transfer hotel / hostal not included food excursions
Day 18: colca canyon
Start of the 2 days Colca 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.
Opcional you can do the 3 days tour where you do some trekking down in to the canyon. You sleep basic in the canyon at the oasis, and next day you climb up to Cabanacondefrom where you continue to Puno. This is a demanding trek !
included 2 days tour hotel / hostal in Chivay not included entree fee 70 sol entree fee hot springs 15 sol food
Day 19: Condors - Puno
After an Early breakfast we leave to the condor cross to see this amazing bird "The CONDOR" after that we drive back to Chivay , where we change bus. At 1 pm leaves thebus to Puno. This over a nice scenic road
included hostal / hotel Puno 4 mm Bus to Puno Colca tour in Group Transfer in Puno not included 3 days with trekking food
Day 20: Puno Titicaca lake
Today we visit the Uros floating reed islands andthe Taquile islands at Titicaca lake. included transfer boat tour uros + taquile in group not included Food
Day 21: Puno - 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 turismo merr bus with guide and lunch included and stops in many villages and ruins on the way to Cusco. Or optional you take the train Cusco ( 3 times a week) .
Included Transfers Local Bus to Cusco Hostal / hotel Cusco Not included Bus with stops / guide and meals Entree fee
Day 22: 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 Included Hotel / hostal Cusco City tour 1/2 day in group, opcional in private Not included Entree fees like cusco visitor ticket 130 sol Other entree fees Meals
Day 23: Cusco sacred valley
Today we visit the sacred valley. We visit the markets and ruins of Pisaq /
Ollantaytambo, this takes a whole day. We visit a lively and colourful Indian market of Pisac, where locals sell or exchange their products, as the ancestors did hundreds years ago. After lunch, passing through the towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the lower jungle. The fortress consists of a series of stepped carved stone terraces accessed by long staircases.In the afternoon we take from Ollantaytambo thetrain to aquas callientes. this is the village below Machu Picchu. Here we stay overnight.
Included Sacred valley tour in Group ( opcional in private) Afternoon train to Aquas cal Hostal/ hotel in aquas cal Not included Entree fees Food
Day 24: 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 an English speaking guide, in the afternoon you will take the train back to Cusco /hotel in Cusco included bus to machu picchu entree to machu picchu 2 h english speaking guide bus down trein to cusco or ollanta hotel / hostal Cusco Not included Food
Day 25 + 26 + 27 Cusco - Puerto Maldonado Jungle
Transfer to the airport and flight to the Jungle of Peru Here you start the next adventure DAY 1 Reception at Padre Almirez International airport. Here your professional guide will await you. He will accompany you during your whole stay. From there we will go to our office to obtain the official waterway permits (you can also guard luggage you won't need during your stay). Meanwhile you can visit the town's main square and also take some photos of the beautiful scenery overlooking the confluence of the rivers Madre de Dios and Tambopata from Grau square. Embarkation will be at Capitania port, the destination being our lodge. We will navigate approximately 40 minutes on the Madre de Dios River in a typical Amazonian boat. Arrival at the Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge. Here we will have a welcome cocktail. Afterwards you will be handed over the keys to your bungalow and we will have lunch. The kitchen of our Lodge stands out for the beautiful presentation and the exquisite tastes of the dishes prepared by our French chef.After that you will have some free time to get comfortable in your bungalow, or take a refreshing dip in our pool. 3:30pm: It gets time to have some first contact with the jungle. On this trek you will see a large variety of tropical trees, medicinal plants, insects, butterflies and other animals. Upon return we will make a small stop at a lookout. Here you can observe toucans, macaws and other species of birds upon your return for sunset. (duration: between 2,5 and 3 hours) Returning to the lodge you can take a refreshing dip in the pool or have an exotic cocktail in our terrace- bar. You could also watch the sunset in the relaxing, tranquility of palm and mango trees at our port. 7pm: Before dinner we will go on a nightly boat trip, a little safari trying to spot the white caiman (caiman crocodilus) that lives in the river banks. 8pm: After the delicious dinner, those who wish can have some Smalltalk in our reclining seats or have some fun and make friends with other travelers in the bar. Another option is to take a bath in the pool (with bar) under the shining Amazon sky and marvel at the Cross of the South.
DAY 2 At 5:30am we will go on a trek of about 20 min until we arrive at the parrot clay- lick. Here a minimum of five different species feeds on special clay, vital to their metabolism. It's a truly marvelous, multicolored spectacle.
8am: Breakfast and free time to explore the splendid gardens of Corto Maltes Amazonia. We have dozens of varieties of exotic plants and flowering trees. 10:30am: Again we will navigate the Madre de Dios River. This time on an expedition destined to "Monkey Island" where some species of these interesting and entertaining animals live in freedom. Following another boat ride of 30 min we will enter the territory of the Tambopata- Candamo National Reserve. We will trek 5km through the dense vegetation of the tropical rainforest. Giant trees, snakes, monkeys, birds and sometimes even the illusive jaguar can be observed here Our destination is heavenly Sandoval Lake. Its privileged settings are shared by numerous species of animals: Birds (in particular Hoatzins, Kingfisher, and Cormorants), different species of monkeys (Squirrel monkeys, Howler monkeys, Capuchin monkeys). At the lake itself we can enjoy the spectacle of Giant River Otters. Black Caimans and Piranhas (sometimes we can even observe anacondas in the areas covered by reed). This is also the habitat of the giant Arapaima, a fish of more than 2,5m, weighing in at +200kg. Traveling by canoe, the sunset in the lake is a spectacular unforgettable sight. On our return to the river we might be able to spot some nocturnal animals. 8pm: The body demands rest and food after an active day in the jungle. You will enjoy the exotic tastes of our meals, especially our desserts. If you still have energy left you can share moments of music and conversation in the bar whilst having a cocktail or enjoy the sounds of the rainforest surrounding you from your hammock. After a long day full of activity you will enjoy the comfort of you bungalows hammocks. You can also recover with a massage by the lodges' qualified masseurs.
DAY 3 After breakfast its time to say goodbye to the setting and staff of Corto Maltes Amazonia. Your guide will accompany you on your way back to the city. We will pass by our office again to recollect the baggage left. Following that we will visit the local market to show you agricultural products of the region; especially fruits of the Amazon. Afterwards our personnel will accompany you to the airport wishing that your stay was as pleasant for you as it was for us to show you this beautiful corner of Peru.
Flight Back to Lima to connect with international flight Back home
After the total Peru Adventure
What to bring with you
vWe 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.
vClothes , 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 itcheaper in Peru
Money and Passport
vWe advice to bring with you around 700 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!
vThe 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 )
vCredit cards like Master card /Visa are widely accepted, every place we go have ATM machines.
vNo 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 big dry desert ,the Andes have high temperatures in springtime/daytime if the sun shines ,In the evenings it can be cold .The besttime 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 .
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 communicationwith 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.
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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 usin 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.
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.. 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!