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Visit the most fascinating and scenic highlights of South of Peru in this 8 days journey

The journey stars direct in the colonial city of Arequipa (UNESCO) located perfectly at 2350 m.a.s.l. The city will also help to get slow to the high altitude. It  continues to the amazing Colca, one of the deepest canyons of the world and with a unique beautiful nature. Then, we will crossing the highland and visit the world highest navigable Lake, the Titicaca, with its Uros floating islands and the cultural Taquile. We take the road again and cross through the Andean mountains forwards to the Inca’s empire Capital, ending this magic journey walking around Cusco city (UNESCO), the Sacred Valley and the lost city of the Incas, Machu Pichu (UNESCO).

For sure the days are long and action packed, but for sure you will love it!

More than a trip, we create unforgettable experiences!

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Lima city

Cultural / Adventure

  • Walk through Arequipa, the colonial white city.
  • Get stunning touring the Colca Canyon.
  • Enjoy more culture visiting Titicaca Lake, Uros floating islands & Taquile island.
  • Visit the Inca’s Sacred Valley, the salt pools of Maras & Moray remains.
  • Feel the magic walking through Machu Picchu citadel (llaqta).
  • Discover Cusco city center, the popular Market & the enigmatic Sacsayhuaman fortress.
  • Enjoy peruvian cuisine with local, fresh ingredients.

 International arrival in Lima capital – Connection flight to Arequipa same day.

Arrive to Arequipa city, contact with your agent and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon we will discover the colonial “white city of Perú” in our Walking tour Arequipa; visiting the main popular market of Arequipa, San Camilo; that opened its door to the public for the first time in 1881 and was declared Historical Heritage in 1987.  After this interesting experience we’ll continue visiting the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) and the Compañia Church, famous because of its incredible baroque style and the colorful Cupola of Saint Ignacio. Then we will escape to the past, visiting one of the Tambos;  which is a multifamily neighborhood located in the historic city center and built approximately in the XVII century and the Monastery Santa Catalina; monument that belongs to the most important attractions of Arequipa.

 Return to your hotel.

Hotel according to your choice.

Breakfast early.
07:30 AM. Departure to the deepest canyons of the world; the Colca Canyon also know as the valley of wonders for its unique beauty and interesting wildlife. After observing and taking pictures of alpacas, stunning land scapes, wild birds and vicuñas during the route to Colca, we will arrive to Coporaque town,  a traditional village located on the right side of the Colca valley. We have a deserved lunch buffet at the Lodge La casa de Mamayacchi in Coporaque, where also we can rest for a while before keep with the program.

After lunch your guide will invite you to a walk through Coporaque town and surroundings areas; exploring the landscape on this side of the canyon and the village. We will have also a visit to the local thermal baths, where you will enjoy a relaxing time (For thermal baths entrance fee and towels are not included).

After this exciting day we will bring you back to your hotel. -Enjoy your dinner in your lodge (included). 

Hotel according to your selection

We will have our breakfast very early in the morning and leave for the famous “Cruz del Cóndor” point.  Arrive to the viewpoint and time enough to have an enjoyable view of the canyon and if the weather permits; spectacular pictures of the gliding flight of the Andean Condor.   After a coordinated time, our guide will take you for a short walk near the Canyon (1 hour approx.).

On the way back to Chivay we’re going to visit traditional villages; the “Antahuilque and Choquetico viewpoints and arrive in Chivay about midday to enjoy your traditional lunch. (Included)

After lunch we will keep the program driving to the city of Puno on Lake Titicaca.  Arrive to Puno city in the evening and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel according to your selection.

Breakfast.  07:00 AM. We will pick up you from your hotel and drive to the lake port in order to board the launch for our full day excursion on Lake Titicaca and its islands.

In this excursion we will visit the Uros floating islands, built using the “Totora” reeds with long leaves that grow in the lake. Here we participate in a cultural demonstration that allows us to discover the Uro’s way of life and get to know their daily life a bit better. 

After this visit we continue by boat to the Port of Taquile Island, from where we will climb a soft hillside towards the main village. This walk takes approximately 1 hour. The “Taquileños” are also expert weavers and their island is one of the most prosperous in the Lake because the tourism administration is managed by its own people.

 * Lunch in a traditional restaurant is included.

Return to Puno and transfer to your hotel. 

Hotel according to your selection

Breakfast early.  06:30AM Transfer to the Bus station to take our tourist bus from Puno to the imperial city of Cusco.

On route to Cusco, we will have some stops to visit some attractions such as the town of Pukara, the pass of “La Raya” (4,335 meters) which its spectacular view of the Andes range, the “Wiracocha” temple with its incredible structures and the colorful Andahuaylillas town and church; that is famous for its “Sixtine Chapel” – (*Entrance fees to these attractions are not included in the program – are optional).

We will have our lunch buffet on the route and  arrive in Cusco around 17:00 PM; contact with your agent and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel according to your selection

Breakfast.  08:30 AM. We will pick up you at your hotel and start our exclusive excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. During tour we will drive through the different towns dotted along the valley, visiting the ruins of Pisac, with its panoramic view, the enigmatic archaeological site of Moray where new crops were developed by the Inca using varying altitudes on a terraced system, and then the complex of Maras, the Salineras, where a salt water spring gushes forth from these high-altitude mountains and tumbles down the mountainside into individual evaporation chambers which have been fully operational in bringing the people of highlands salt until today.

Enjoy a included lunch buffet in a traditional restaurant and then visit the impressive fortress and plaza of Ollantaytambo.

 19:30 PM From Ollantayttambo Train Station, you will take the train to the town of Machu Picchu pueblo. 

Hotel according to your choice.

Breakfast. Depending on your requesting time schedule, today we will enjoy an early excursion to Machu Picchu citadel. The lost city of the Incas is a breath-taking monument declared a World Human Heritage site by UNESCO, and without a doubt, one of the most important archeological centers in the world and also considered among the seven “wonders” of the modern world.

We will enjoy a exclusive guided tour in the citadel. (Max. 3 1/2 hrs.) After the tour we will return down to the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo, where we will have some time free and than from the train station take our train to return to Cusco city.

Arrive in Cusco Poroy train station. Contact with your agent and transfer to the hotel.

Hotel according to your choice.

Breakfast. 08:30am. Enjoy our “Combination City tour” (4hrs.); visiting the city center and the ruins around Cusco. Discover the Plaza Mayor, the historic Cathedral, its most remarkable streets that show the admirable work of the Incas and the Temple of the Sun (Koricancha).  After these visits we drive outside the historic center and explore the temples of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill dominating the city of Cusco.

Finishing the tour and according to your departure schedule we will drive you to the Airport or Bus terminal. 

*Flight to Lima city and international connection same day.

On request we can book the domestic flights, extra overnights in Cusco or Lima & transfers. Please ask for availability.

  • 07 nights in selected hotels with Breakfast.
  • All transfers in & Out in every city in Private Service.
  • Bus tickets from Puno to Cusco on Tourist Bus.
  • Train Tickets tourist class from Ollantaytambo / Machu Picchu / Cusco in Rail company Peru Rail.

Excursions:

1.- Excursion as exclusive Private service.

Inclusions: Qualified Private transportation, Entrances fees, certificated English Guide & permanent assistance.

  • Arequipa: Walking Tour + Monastery (3hrs)
  • Cusco:
  • Sacred valley FD Tour with Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo. 
  • Combo City Tour (4hrs.)

Machu Picchu: Private guided Tour in Citadel – Llagta (31/2hrs.)

2.- Excursion with a small group.

Inclusions: Qualified Group tourist Transport, Entrances fees, certificated English Guide & permanent assistance. – You will join a Group in each Tour

  • Colca canyon: 2 Days Excursion to the Colca valles with tranfser to Puno.
  • Puno: Tour FD to Lake Titicaca Uros and Taquile islands in a fast boat.

Meals:

  • 01 lunch + 01 dinner in Colca Tour.
  • 01 Lunch Menu in Taquile island (Titicacac tour).
  • 01 Lunch Buffet in Route Puno / Cusco.
  • 01 Lunch Buffet in Sacred Valley Tour.

ADDED VALUE

  • Free service fee for booking of domestic flights – Price according to date and availability.
  • Domestic flight tickets Lima – Arequipa & Cusco/ Lima.
  • Entrances to thermal baths in Colca canyon excursion.
  • Tips in all excursions and restaurants.
  • Drinks, meals, or other extras not mentioned as Included.
  • Excursions or activities no mentioned in program.
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    MitchNice
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    We had a wonderful birdwatching tour yesterday, organized by Giardino Tour. Luis was an excellent guide, and Julio was an excellent driver. We drove from Arequipa to the Mejia Lagoons National Bird Sanctuary...
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    Giardino was recommended by a friend, and even though I had booked some hotels on my own, they managed to work around it, and provide us a wonderful experience from Paracas, Nazca, Ica, Huacachina to Puno. The guide Luis Angel was very knowledgeable, answered every question, and went over and beyond his duties to make the tour an unforgettable time in Perú.
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    We had a fun and educational private Colca Valley tour and road trips with Ramiro (guide) and Herbert (driver) from Giardino Tours. They picked us up from the Arequipa airport, took us to our accommodations at Colca Lodge, took us on a beautiful hike to the isolated Chimpa Fortress... We are glad the agency we engaged to plan our Peru adventure chose Giardino Tours for this part of the trip!
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    We traveled in Peru with having all of our trip booked through the Giardino travel agency. Karla helped us with the planning and booked the trip, the individual tours and our flights. The price for the tour overall was very reasonable... The guides were fantastic and were the best part about doing these tours. They were knowledgeable and had some of the best recommendations for us to do
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    Best tour operator in Perú! We have been working with Giardino Tours for years and they have always been outstanding... They will always help us in the best possible way and their service and guides are impeccable. They will sometimes go out of their way just to accommodate our…
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    We went on a two-day tour with Luis and Julio and it was amazing! Luis speaks very good English and knows a lot about the history and culture of is own country. At every question, he could easily give you a good answer and explainating. Julio was a very good driver. We felt very safe and he stopt at the best spots for pictures. This was one of the best trips during our stay in Peru. We highly recommend this tour guide!
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