10 to 20 persons
Travel the south of southern Peru with Andean Wonders 13 Days, starting the tour from the city of Lima, where we will visit one of the most important fountains and the most important archaeological and colonial centers.
Then we will leave for Ballestas Island, Huacachina and finish our trip along the coast, with a flight over the impressive Nazca lines. We will continue south we to arrive at Arequipa, the “White City”, where we will visit its architectural constructions, as well as the deepest canyon, the Colca Canyon.
We will bid farewell to Chivay for Puno, to navigate in the highest navigable lake in the world, and continue the trip to our last destination CUSCO, where we will visit one of the 7 wonders of the world “Machu Picchu“ and one of the most visited beautiful landscapes “the Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca”.
Lima comes from the original Quechua word Rimaq (Speaker), known as “City of Kings” founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, considered the new Spanish city, capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. The first Viceroy of Peru was Francisco Alvarez de Toledo, the most important and praised as the “Supreme Organizer”, who commanded the execution of the last Inca of Vilcabamba, Tupac Amaru I.
Before the conquest of Peru, in was formed by small villages called curacazgo, in the years 1100 A.D. resurfaced the local power formed by the Chancay Culture (culture of prodigious weavers), and Pachacamac (ceremonial center of unquestionable prestige) where the power was concentrated, Pachacamac was the god of the night and earthquakes.
is located in the southern part of Lima, where the bay of Paracas and important vineyards are located, the first inhabitants settled 9000 years ago, “The man of Paracas” discovered in the pampas of Santo Domingo dates from the year 6870 B.C. being the second oldest horticulturist of Peru. Three pre-Inca cultures settled here: the Paracas, Nazca and Chincha cultures and dominated by Pachacutec in the 15th century.
According to legend, Cusco was founded by Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo who emerged from Lake Titicaca by order of the Sun God.
However, it was Pachacutec who is credited with having made Cuzco a political and spiritual center. Pachacutec ruled since 1438, who together with his son Tupac Yupanqui dedicated five decades to organize the different peoples, thus forming the Tawantinsuyo, within his masterpiece is attributed Machu Picchu.
Cusco is one of the main cities that we will visit in our 13 days Andean Wonder program. Known as the navel of the world. If you plan to visit Cusco, you can take our complete package to Peru.
The White City of Arequipa is surrounded by 3 imposing Volcanoes Misti (5800 masl), Chachani (6000 masl), Pichu Pichu (5300 masl) surrounding the White City of Arequipa.
It is located one of the most important tourist attractions of Peru, the Colca Canyon, with a depth of 4160 meters, here you can see the flight of the Andean Condor.
It is known as the “White City”, due to the fact that the historical center is built with fossilized volcanic lava material called Sillar, extracted from the Añas Huayco quarry.
Within the most important architectural constructions are the Monastery of Santa Catalina, the cathedral, The temple of the Company.
Although Puno is located at 3812 meters above sea level, which makes it have a cold climate, one of its main tourist attractions is Lake Titicaca.
Lake Titicaca is known as one of the largest lakes in South America, and as the highest navigable lake in the world. The lake is located between the borders of Peru and Bolivia.
Titicaca Lake is home to more than 90 islands among the most important are the Uros, Taquile and Amantani.
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