Peru-Ecuador 14 days Group | PEREC14GROUP

Peru-Ecuador 14 days Group | PEREC14GROUP

date_range Next departure: 03/03/19
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check No booking fee | check Private Small Group Tour | check 14 days / 13 nights in Peru/Ecuador


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  • place+ SEE FULL ITINERARY AND VISITSClick to see the full itinerary day by dayhome HOTELS | Accommodation is either in hotel, hostal, shelter, home stay or camping depending on your program.directions_car DAILY TRANSPORTS | Different transport are organized for your trip: Transfer when you arrive and leave, private transport for your visit and programed activities, domestic flight(s) depending on your program. translate GUIDES |English Speaking Guides: private or group tours with different local English speaking guides (no tour leader)restaurant MEALS |For lunch (where included) it will either be a lunch box or a hot meal and for dinner (where included) you will be served a hot meal. Please refer to the program for more precision

    place Day 1. Arrival in Lima Visit Larco museum --- homecheck --- |Hotel Buena Vista or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Transfert Airport - Hotel ~45mn / Transport Hotel – Museum - Hotel translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    Today you arrive in Lima. Upon arrival at the international airport our team will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival we visit the archeologically Museum Rafael Larco Herrera known as Larco Museum. Located on 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid in a house from an 18th-century vice-royal building. We will appreciate showcases chronological galleries that provide a thorough overview of 4,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. It is also well known for its gallery of pre-Columbian erotic pottery. After this visit there are no activities planned for today and the rest of the day will be free.

    place Day 2. Lima – City tour Visit Lima full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Buena Vista or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visits translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    After breakfast we go for a city tour of Lima for the day, We start our tour by the “Ancestral Lima” with a panoramic view of the “Pucllana Pyramid” a magnificent ceremonial and archaeological centre built in the 4th century A.D. and considered a “Sacred Village” by the Incas. The Viceroyalty of Perú was the most important of the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital. Then we will discover the “Lima Colonial” visiting the Historical Centre of Lima, where you will see more than fifty monuments and Colonial buildings, such as the Paseo de la República, the San Martín Square, the Main Square, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Basilica, and the City Council Palace. We also visit the museum of the Banco Central de Reserva where we can admire the “Treasures of Perú” collection which is a fine selection of objects made of gold, ceramics and textiles from different pre-Columbian cultures. During the tour we also visit the monumental San Francisco convent, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. Our highlight will be the visit of the underground vaults, known as “Catacumbas” or Catacombs. We will finish our tour by “Contemporary lima” where we will observe some traditional residential areas of Lima, such as El Olivar of San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar. We will go back to the hotel around 17h00. The evening is free.

    place Day 3. Lima – Cuzco – City Tour Visit Cuzco half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Unaytambo or similar------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- |Transfer Hotel - Airport - Hotel / Private Transport for the visits / Flight Lima - Cuzco ~1h10translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    After breakfast we head to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival we are transferred to the hotel and after lunch we start our city tour where we visit the archaeological sites of the town; Koricancha, the Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, K’enkho, Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay. The evening is free to enjoy Cuzco.

    place Day 4. Cuzco – Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes Visit Sacred Valley half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Santuario or similar------- directions_cardirections_traincheck ---------- |Private transport for the visits / Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes ~1h45translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch included Dinner not included

    After breakfast, we visit the Sacred Valley and all the important Inca ruins in the area. We’ll see the ruins of Pisac with (depending on the day) the market, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo - a superb Inca fortress made of megalithic stones. In the evening we take the train to Aguas Calientes - a small village where all the buildings are concentrated along the railway giving it a “gold-digger” ambiance where we spend the night.

    place Day 5. Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - CuzcoVisit Machu Picchu half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Unaytambo or similar------- directions_busdirections_traincheck ---------- |Bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes / Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo ~1h45 /Transfer Ollantaytambo - Cuzco translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch included Dinner not included

    We leave at 07h00 or earlier by bus to visit the famous Machu Picchu. After this impressive visit we return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where upon arrival we are transferred to the hotel in Cuzco and the evening is free. The Citadel of Machu Picchu is the most important attraction in Cuzco. It was discovered in 1911 by the American explorer, Hiram Bingham, and is considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of scenic architecture in the world. In Quechua Machu Picchu means “old mountain”. The Citadel was built on a hilltop which dominates the deep valley of the Urubamba river in the middle of tropical rainforest. Machu Picchu was both a centre of worship and astronomical observation and the private domain of the family of the Inca Pachacuteq.

    place Day 6. Cuzco – PunoVisit Raqchi ruins half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Mosoq inn or similar------- directions_cardirections_buscheck ---------- |Transfer Hotel – Terminal - Hotel / Touristic bus Cuzco - Puno ~10h00 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    In the morning we are transferred to bus station to take the touristic bus that goes to Puno. On our way we visit the church Andahuaylillas from the XVIIth century where we can observe some beautiful paintings. The tour continues through the valley of Cuzco close to the Huacarpay Lake where we make a halt at the pre-Inca site Pikillaqta from the Wari culture (XIIth century) which is partly destroyed. We continue to the Raqchi ruins where we can observe the remains of the central wall of the Wiracocha temple, which was one of the highest covered buildings constructed by the Inca. We stop at Sicuani for lunch before we pass the Raya mountain pass at 4321m/14.180ft and we visit the thermal springs in the region. Our last visit is the ruins of Pukará and we except to arrive in Puno around 19h30 where the evening is free.

    place Day 7. Puno – Uros – Taquile – Puno Visit Uros/Taquile full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Mosoq Inn or similar------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- |Transfer Hotel – Puerto – Hotel / Puno - Uros - Taquile - Puno ~5h35 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast lunch included, Dinner not included

    We leave at 07h30 to visit the floating island of the Uros. The small islands are made of totora reeds, which grow in the lake. The dense roots that the plants develop and interweave form a natural layer called Khili (about one to two meters thick) that support the islands. They are anchored with ropes attached to sticks driven into the bottom of the lake. The reeds at the bottoms of the islands rot away fairly quickly, so new reeds are added to the top constantly, about every three months. The islands last about thirty years. The islands were originally created by the Uros to prevent attacks from their neighbours the Incas. After this fantastic visit, we continue to the Taquile island. This is quite a unique place at the lake where the inhabitants speak Quechua while all the other islands speak Aymara and the island is famous for its traditions and the lifestyle of the inhabitants. We return to Puno where the evening is free.

    place Day 8. Puno – Quito Visit Equatorial line half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- |Transfer Hotel – Airport - Hotel / Flight Lima - Quito ~5h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch included, Dinner not included

    We will leave early for Juliaca airport to go to Quito. Upon your arrival our team will be waiting for you to accompany you to the hotel. After our installation at the hotel, we will go to visit Quito, this city classified world heritage of Unesco offers us the best preserved historical center of Latin America. The historic centre of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centres in the Americas and was one of the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978. We walk through the Main Plaza, visit the Government Palace, the Cathedral and some of the most important churches built around the XVI and XVII centuries. The tour continues to the north of Quito where we have lunch in a local restaurant with delicious typical dishes before we visit the Equatorial line, known locally as la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world), and some of the museums. Archaeological evidence indicates both pre-Incan and Inca civilizations recognized and worshiped the path of the equator as the marker of the equinox. Late in the afternoon we return to the hotel and the evening is free. Note: Rooms are available from mid-day. For those arriving on morning flights, an early check-in can be arranged for a fee.

    place Day 9. Quito - Cotopaxi Visit Antisana Reserve half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Cotopaxi---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch included, Dinner not included

    After breakfast your guide will be waiting for you in order to depart to the east range of the Andes at the Antisana Ecological Reserve, where you will admire the beautiful Lake Mica and the majestic Antisana Volcano (5758m/18.886.24ft). This reserve is considered a hot spot for bird watching, and we can find the Carunculated Caracara known as Caracara Curiquingue here. This bird is famous because of its movements and characteristics and in the local festivities people will dress up in Caracaras costumes. The Antisana Ecological Reserve is also one of the best places to spot the Andean Condor in its natural habitat. After a delicious box lunch, we depart to Cotopaxi Province where you overnight in one of the incredible haciendas located close to the National Park.

    * Depending on the season and the weather, the itinerary will change and there are some sights which are not always accessible!

    place Day 10. Saquisili Market – BañosVisit Quilotoa lake half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Baños---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visits translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch included, Dinner not included

    Early in the morning after breakfast we leave to the Quilotoa Lake. On our way we stop at the Saquisilí market, this is one of the biggest indigenous markets in the Ecuadorian highlands, the colorful blend of textiles, heaping piles of produce, and local people in traditional Andean clothes is really interesting. We also stop in Tigua, a small town, where you can find amazing handicrafts made by animal skins and beautiful and colourful masks that represent some local animals. Upon arrival at the Quilotoa Lake we can walk down from the border of the crater to arrive at the lake (depending on weather conditions). You have time to visit the area and for the return you have the possibility to hire a mule. After a delicious box lunch, we continue to Baños where you get installed in a new Hacienda. After dinner at the Hacienda the evening is free.

    place Day 11. Waterfall Avenue – RiobambaVisit Waterfall route half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Riobamba---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visits translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch included, Dinner not included

    After breakfast we visit the town of Baños where you can see how people extract a delicious juice from the sugar cane, production of melcochas, and you can buy beautiful handicrafts made by balsa and tagua. We visit the famous waterfall route where you can see beautiful waterfalls like the Manto de la Novia waterfall, where you will cross the Pastaza river by a rustic lift, hanging more than 200m/656ft above the river, Pailon del Diablo, Agoyán and others. After this visit your guide will drive you a local restaurant where a delicious lunch will be waiting for you. In the afternoon we continue to the Chimborazo province where you will overnight.

    place Day 12. Riobamba – Cuenca Visit Ingapirca ruins today --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Cuenca------- directions_cardirections_traincheck ---------- |Train Devil’s Nose Alausí – Simbambe - Aulasí ~2h30 / Private transport Riobamba -Alausi ~2h00 / Private transport Aulausí – Cuenca ~4h00 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    Early in the morning, after breakfast your guide will drive you to the Alausí train station located 2 hours south of Riobamba, where you will take the train that goes to the famous Devil's nose. Work on Ecuador’s first railway, which would link the coastal city of Guayaquil with the capital, Quito, in the highlands was achieved in 1908. The greatest obstacle, which prompted the line to be dubbed “the most difficult railway in the world”, was met 130km east of Guayaquil at a near-vertical wall of rock, known as El Nariz del Diablo (The Devil’s Nose). The ingenious engineering solution was to carve a series of tight zigzags out of the rock, which allowed the train to climb 800m at a gradient of 1-in-18 by going forwards then backwards up the tracks. Currently, only the 12-km stretch from Alausí to Pistishi (usually advertised as Sibambe) at the end of the Devil’s Nose descent, is open, which is the trip you will be taking. The tour offers stunning views of Chimborazo and Carihuairazo and a thrilling descent down the Devil’s Nose itself. At the end of your train adventure, your guide will be waiting for you in Alausí town from where you will continue with your trip to the Ingapirca ruins. The Ingapirca archaeological site is the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. The most significant building is the temple of the sun, an elliptically shaped building constructed around a large rock. The building is constructed in the Inca way without mortar in most of the complex. The stones were carefully chiselled and fashioned to fit together perfectly. The temple of the sun was positioned so that on the solstices, at exactly the right time of day, sunlight would fall through the centre of the doorway of the small chamber at the top of the temple. Most of this chamber has fallen down. After our visit we continue to Cuenca where the evening is free.

    place Day 13. Cuenca city tour - QuitoVisit Cuenca half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- |Private Transport for the visits / Transfer Hotel-Airport - Hotel / Flight Cuenca - Quito ~1h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    After breakfast your guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby ready for your visit of the town. You will walk through magnificent churches, beautiful old buildings with wrought iron balconies and carved wooden doors, flower and handicrafts markets, art galleries, workshops and all the wonders that Cuenca, with its colonial style and pleasant atmosphere, offers to its visitors. You will also ride along the Tomebamba River admiring the ancient houses perched on the riverbank above. Also, you can visit some modern neighbourhoods and enjoy of a panoramic view of the city from the vantage point of Turi. After the tour your guide will drive you to a local restaurant where you will enjoy of a delicious typical lunch. Late in the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport in order to catch your flight back to Quito. At Quito’s airport your driver will meet you and transfer to your hotel and the evening is free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 14. Quito DepartureNo visit today --- homecheck --- |Departure---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Transfer Hotel-Airporttranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included at the hotel depending on your time of departure. If you must leave the hotel before breakfast is served at the hotel (normally at 07h00) breakfast is not included

    According to your time of departure you are transferred from the hotel to the airport in Quito. For international flights it is recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled departure. End of our services.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

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