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Peru
golden South
14 days

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Our program Peru Golden South 14 Days is our “Best Seller” Package and it was  designed to cover the most renowned attractions of the south part of Peru. This itinerary  was elaborated so, that our trevelers slowly acclimatizes to the high altitude, have experiences interacting with locals, enjoy culture and the amazing nature and visit the main archeological remains of our Peru.

More than a trip, we create unforgettable experiences!

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Lima city

Peru Essence

From the shores of Peru’s capital Lima our journey leads us south to Ballestas islands & Paracas with their nature reserves and marine wildlife. After crossing giant dunes and pampas and overflying the enigmatic Nazca Lines we will arrive to Arequipa, the White City that welcomes us with its colonial architectural. Slowly adapting to the high altitude, we will admire one of the deepest canyons in the world “Colca”, which is also known as the valley of wonders for its natural beauty. From there we keep our journey forwards crossing the “altiplano” and then explore and navigate Lake Titicaca; the highest navigable lake in the world with its floating islands of the Uros people and the cultural island of Taquile.
After passing the La Raya pass at 4338m, we discover the imperial city of Cusco with its famous Inca ruins, the beautiful landscape, markets and ruins of the Sacred Valley, closing with the highlight of our journey, the unique and mystical lost city of the Incas, MachuPicchu.

  • Immerse in Lima capital with a city tour & Larco Herrera Museum.
  • Enjoy Paracas National Reserve & Ballestas islands.
  • Overflight the breathtaking Nazca lines.
  • Visit Chauchilla cemetery and Nazca Aqueducts.
  • Discover Arequipa white city with its beautiful Monastery.
  • Get stunning views exploring the Colca canyon.
  • Experience the Lake Titicaca with floating island Uros & Taquile islands.
  • Enjoy Incas wonders, discovering Cuzco city with Sacsayhuaman Fortress.
  • Discover Inca’s Sacred valley with Ollantaytambo fortress.
  • Walk and admire the amazing Machu Picchu citadel.

Reception at International Airport in Lima city.  Contact your agent and private transfer to your selected hotel.

Hotel according to your selection.

Breakfast.  09:00 am. We will pick up you from your hotel and start discovering Lima in this 4hrs. exclusive private Tour. Lima’s UNESCO-listed old town is rich in culture and history and in this City tour we’ll discovering its traditional neighborhoods, streets, Plaza Mayor, the convent and museum of San Francisco with catacombs and close the experience visiting the amazing Larco Herrera museum, where you will admire more than 5000 years of ancient Peruvian history.

Return to your hotel. – Afternoon free for personal activities or rest.

*You can also take this tour in the afternoon: 14:00PM

Hotel according to your selection.

Breakfast. Early morning transfer to the Main bus station to take the public bus (Departure 07:15 AM) from Lima to the city of Paracas. – Arrive in Paracas. – Contact with your agent and transfer to your hotel.

About 11:00 am. You will joing group tour to “Paracas National Reserve “, where in an area of 335,000 hectares you will observe different eco-systems, the archeological remains of the Paracas culture and an incredible diversity of marine life.  – Return to your hotel.

Hotel according to your selection.

After your breakfast we will drive to Pisco harbor where you will enjoy the excursion
to the Ballestas Islands, also called the “Peruvian Galapagos”.
After this beautiful experience you take your private transport service and continue to your next destination, Nazca city. On the route  your driver will make a visit to a Wineyard and also to the fascinating Oasis Huacachina, where you can take some optional tours  such as Dunne Buggy and Sandboarding.
Arrive in Nazca late in the afternoon.
Hotel according to your selection.

Breakfast.  We will transfer you to the local airport of Nazca to enjoy an amazing view  over the enigmatic Nazca lines. (30 minutes of flight) –  Flight Schedule 09:00 am.

The Nazca lines are until today one of the world’s biggest mysteries; during your flight you will observe huge geometric figures such as “the monkey”, “the spider”, “the fish”, “the hand” and others, which are only possible to be seen from the air.

*Be aware that flights schedules will depend on Weather conditions.

14:00 PM Visit to the pre-Inca Chauchilla Cemetery, located 28 kilometers from downtown Nazca. This is a necropolis from the period between the second century B.C. and the 9th century and where you can observe skulls, bones, ceramics,  that were gathered from all over the surrounding desert. Then we will continue to the aqueducts of Cantalloc; spirals and channels that demonstrate the ingenuity of the ancient Peruvians people.

Return to Nazca city.

At night we will take an overnight bus (special service with 160 recline seats) to  Arequipa city.

Overnight Bus.

We will arrive early in the morning to Arequipa city, declared a World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO in December 2000. A beautiful colonial city that is also known as the “White City” because of the use of “Sillar”, a white volcanic stone that is used in the construction of the homes and buildings.  

14:00 PM Exclusive 3 hrs Walking City Tour visiting the Popular Market, exploring some of the Colonial neighborhoods, its Main Square, Cloister and Churches and finishing this walking experience, exploring the Monastery Santa Catalina; one of the most fascinating religious buildings in Peru.  

Hotel according to your selection

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.  You will have this morning free to relax and rest after the long journey the day before or realized some personal activities.

13:00- 13:30pm We’ll start with our city tour with the 4 ruins around Cusco; visiting 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 city 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. – Return to the hotel.

Hotel according to your selection

Breakfast. 06:00- 06:30am. We will pick up you at your hotel and start our excursion to one of the most beautiful places and major centers of agricultural production of the Incas, the Sacred Valley. We will visit Chinchero town, where you will be introduced to the weaving culture – the preparation of the wool, how they use natural dyes to color the wool, and the weaving process. Then, visit to Moray remains, a series of circular terraces that served as an agricultural laboratory and the fascinating Salt Mines of Maras, that still active today.
After this visit we will enjoy a lunch buffet and then visit the impressive fortress and plaza of Ollantaytambo.

*Be aware that during the visit to the fortress you will walk up and down steep stairs.

The group tour will return to Cusco (Via Pisaq). You’ll stay in Ollantaytambo to take the train forwards to Machu Picchu.
About 15:37pm. Train to the town of Machu Picchu pueblo.

Hotel according to your selection.

Breakfast. Early in the Morning 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 have our Guided tour in the citadel. (Max. 3 1/2 hrs.) After the tour we will return to the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo where we will take our train returning to Cusco city.

Arrive in Cusco, contact with your agent and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel according to your selection

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to your next destination.

*According to your international schedule, flight connection same day.

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

Transfers:

  • Transfers in /out in every city as exclusive Private Service.

Accommodation:

  • 12 nights in superior tourist hotels /Lodges according to your selection.

Transportation:

  • Public Bus Tickets: Lima to Paracas, Puno to Cusco.
  • Private transport: Paracas to Nazca (visit Huacachina Oasis & Pisco yard on the route).
  • Public Bus Ticket:  01 overnight bus from Nazca to Arequipa (Public Bus service Vip class)

Excursions:

Our Tours Include: Entrances, transport and Professional English Guide.

Exclusive private Service

  • Lima:  City tour + Museum Larco.
  • Nazca: Chauchilla cemetery with Aqueducts.
  • Arequipa: Walking Tour with Monastery.

Small Groups tours (You will joing a organized group in every city)

  • Paracas Ballestas Islands. / National Reserve of Paracas.
  • Nazca: Nazca Lines over flight. – 30 minutes of flight.
  • Arequipa: Colca Canyon excursion 2d/1n + transfer to Puno on lake Titicaca.
  • Puno Lake Titicaca:  Uros floating Islands and Taquile Island.
  • Cusco: City Tour and 4 ruins
  • Cusco: Sacred Valley excursion.
  • Machupicchu: FD Excursion –  3 hrs guided Tour with Group in Citadel + 1 entrance + Round trip train tickets.

Meals:

  • Breakfast in Hotels. (Buffet or American).
  • 02 lunches buffet + 1 dinner in Colca Canyon.
  • 01 lunch in Taquile Island (Lake Titicaca).
  • 01 Lunch – Buffet Route Puno – Cusco.
  • 01 traditional lunch in the Inca’s Sacred Valley.

Staff :

  • Specialist English & Spanish speaking local guides. *In every city a local guide will be in charge of your services.

 

*On Request all excursions can be customize or perform as  Exclusive private service.  For more information  Please consult with us!

  • 27 years of experience, record of guarantee with fair prices.
  • Environmental responsibility and policy.
  • Free service fee for booking domestic flights in our programs – Price according to date and availability.
  • Focus on personal assistance.
  • During the trip permanent communication by phone or WhatsApp.
  • Digital Vouchers send by email before beginning of journey.
  • International flight or domestic flight Cusco – Lima.
  • Tips in any the excursions or restaurants.
  • Meals not specified in this programs as “included“ (It is calculated 25$ per day).
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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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