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Tour: "Highlights South Peru"

Duration: 10 days
Tourcode: ACT-Z01
Places of interest: Lima, Arequipa, Cuzco, Macchu Picchu, Puno
Description: if your time is limited and still you want to enjoy some of the best that Peru has to offer, this tour is excellent for you.


Day 1: LIMA
After you arrive in Lima, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight.

In the morning transfer to the airport of Lima and flight to Arequipa. In the afternoon, City tour of Arequipa, the "white city", including the 16th century convent "Monasterio de Santa Catalina" which is built entirely of volcanic lava.

In the morning, you will have a guided tour in the surroundings of Arequipa; visiting El Molino de Sabandia, a mill built in 1621 and located in a beautiful landscape. La Mansión de Fundador is a big colonial building that was built by the founder of Arequipa for his depressive son. Also you will visit the Sachaca viewing point and "El Monasterio de la Recoleta", which dates from the 16th century with an impressive collection of books from the 15th and 16th century. Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 4: CUZCO (B)
Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Cuzco. In the afternoon: Cuzco City Tour. This tour includes the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the Cathedral. The tour drives along the Circunvalacion Road up to famous fortress of Sacsahuaman, then to Q'enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 5: CUZCO (B)
A day to spend as you wish. Different options such as horseback riding, a visit to an Indian market or a tour to the Sacred Valley.

Train journey to Aguas Calientes and a full day guided tour in Macchu Picchu, the most spectacular ancient city of the Incas.

Day 7: PUNO (B,L)
Departure by bus to Puno, visiting en route Inca ruins such as: the Pukara (fortress), a culture predating the Tiahuanaco, where we see an example of the Chacana or mystic Andean cross. During the trip we will enjoy a typical lunch buffet. Overnight in Puno.

You will be picked up from your hotel at 7:30 a.m. After a short boat ride, you will arrive at the floating Uros islands in the Titicaca lake. Afterwards we will visit the Taquile island, where we will have lunch in the cooperative restaurant. We will return to Puno in the afternoon and overnight.

In the morning transfer to the airport; on the way we have one stop in Sillustani at the funerary towers. Then we head to the airport for the flight to Lima; at your arrival transfer to the hotel.

Day 10: LIMA (B)
Free day in Lima before your transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

End of service.

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