All Around The Country, Lima
Ica and surrounding areas are the traditional source of Pisco brandy. Ica is home to Museo Regional de Ica, a local museum with many exhibits. On display are pre-Columbian mummies with elongated heads bearing evidence of trepanning. There are also furniture, paintings and artifacts from the Spanish colonial era.
Ica is an important agricultural region, where grapes, cotton, asparagus, olives and other produce is cultivated. It is known by Peruvians as the land of the sun, and although there are the 4 seasons, the warm dry climate makes it feels like summer year-round. Natives also claim the climate of the city can help in the curing of asthma.
The Peruvians have a breed of dog that is like no other. Hairless, they also have very high body temperatures. Throughout history they have been used for medical purposes - now don't worry none of the dogs were harmed. They used the dogs essentially as hot water bottles. The would put the dogs on aching joints to relieve pain and cramps.
Day 1: Lima, Peru
Arrival in Lima is late in the evening; you are met and transferred to your
hotel, just outside the city in the fashionable suburb of San Isidro.
Day 2: Lima
Your morning is at leisure until this afternoon's tour explores colonial and
modern Lima, including a visit to the fascinating Gold Museum.
Day 3: Lima Cosec
Transfer to the airport this morning for a flight to Cusco. Today's city
tour includes the great fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the sacred Tambomachay
Day 4: Cusco
Further afield, you explore the 'Sacred Valley of the Incas' with a stop at
the massive Ollantaytambo Fortress, a huge complex constructed of
Day 5: Cusco Machu Picchu
An early start as you board the autorailcar bound for Machu Picchu. Your
late morning arrival gives you time to begin your explorations of this
mysterious Inca citadel.
Day 6: Machu Picchu Cusco
The prospect of a walk through Machu Picchu at sunrise inspires early
risers. After breakfast continue your own explorations in this 'Lost City,'
then return via autorailcar to Cusco.
Day 7: Cusco Lima
Fly to Lima, where your afternoon is at leisure.
Versus our private tour itinerary:
Arrive in Lima, meet and transfer to your hotel.
Morning city tour of Lima. Afternoon free.
Early morning transfer to the airport of Lima for your flight to Cusco.
Arrive in Cusco, assistance at the airport and continue by private
Urubamba, visiting Pisac. Lunch included at local restaurant. Afternoon
visit Ollantaytambo fortress.
Transfer to Ollanta train station (by Sonesta Posada del Inca hotel). Train
to Machu Picchu, guided tour. Lunch. Afternoon by helicopter back to Cusco.
Transfer to your hotel. (lunch)
Morning city tour of Cusco, including the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman,
Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Afternoon at leisure.
Transfer to train station. By train to Puno. Arrive in Puno and transfer to
Full day excursion on Lake Titicaca, visiting the Uros floating island and
Taquile island, lunch.(lunch)
Transfer to the airport of Juliaca, for flight to Lima, visiting the
Sillustani ruins on the way. Arrive in Lima assistance at the airport to
connect with your intl flight.
air fare $136.00 per person
helicopter $100.00 per person
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You must get in a canoe and experience the Amazon of Iquitos. Yes, it's a bit of a flight from Lima, but it is worth it.
You will feel the rush of the water that comes from melted snow in the Andes.