8-Day Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines, Ballestas Islands
From $1,821.00 Adults / $1,354.00 Child
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIMA
This Program is Fully Customizable
Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines, Ballestas Islands
Escape from the ordinary and learn about Peru Ancient Civilizations while enjoying a different look at the Peruvian landscape and the most beautiful and enigmatic landmarks, such as the colonial city of Cusco and the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, the majestic Machu Picchu, the mysterious Nazca Lines and the Galapagos-like Ballestas Islands on the Pacific Coast. Your journey also includes a guided visit in Lima to explore this vibrant city, its monuments and ever-green parks.
This 8-Day fully customizable Peru Ancient Civilizations vacation package includes the Nazca Lines, the Galapagos-like Ballestas Islands, Machu Picchu, and Cusco. It is the best vacation deal to learn about the great Peru Ancient Civilizations brought to you by EcoAmerica Tours.
- 7 nights hotel accommodations, including 1 night in Machu Picchu Town and 1 night in Paracas Bay
- 9 meals (7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
- Guided visit of Sacsayhuaman and Cusco
- Round-trip train tickets to Machu Picchu
- Guided visit of Machu Picchu
- Guided visit of Lima
- Flight over the Nazca Lines
- Ballestas Islands Boat Expedition
- All entrance fees as per itinerary
- All transfers, sightseeing and attractions in modern A/C vehicles
- English-speaking local hosts and guides
- Personalized service of our Peru-based operational office
Day 1 | Welcome to Lima.
Upon arrival in Lima, meet and greet service at the airport and assistance with check-in at the Costa Sol Wyndham Airport Hotel. Overnight stay with breakfast included.
Day 2 | Lima / Cusco / Afternoon Guided Visit of Cusco & Sacsayhuaman Park | B.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco (airfare is not included; we recommend arriving on or before 11:00 AM). Upon arrival in Cusco, meet and greet service at the airport and transfer to the hotel of your choice for a two-night stay. Enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure to get adjusted to the altitude.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha
- First Class: Jose Antonio
- Deluxe Class: Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection
In the afternoon, we will enjoy a half-day tour combining Sacsayhuaman and Cusco Historic Center and it will start visiting the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman. The first stop will be at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, a beautiful place that radiates peace and quiet, where we will be able to admire the huge rocks measuring up to 4 meters high that were used in its construction. We will then head for Q’enqo, the ancient temple of the Puma, where we will be able to appreciate an altar for sacrifices, and then will continue on to Tambomachay, the sacred fountains of life and health. On the way we will have a panoramic view from Puca Pucara, a watchtower that controlled the entrance to the city. After that we will visit the Temple of the Sun, known as Korikancha, on top of which the Saint Dominique Convent was built. A legend tells that his temple was entirely lined in gold sheets that marveled the Conquistadors upon their arrival. Finally, we will go to the Main Square and will visit the Cathedral that reassures invaluable colonial paintings and other works of art such as the Cross that arrived with the first conquistadors.
Important Note: People are not allowed to enter religious sites wearing shorts. Taking photos is not allowed inside the Cathedral.
Day 3 | Cusco / Guided visit to Machu Picchu / Overnight in Machu Picchu | B.L.D.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu. During the journey, we will appreciate several landmarks in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including the hanging bridge that signals the start of the Inca Trail. The railway follows the course of the Urubamba River, also known as Vilcanota River, climbing down and entering a canyon until we reach Aguas Calientes, the town that is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu Mountain. Upon arrival at the train station, a local representative from your hotel will keep your luggage until your check-in time.
After getting off the train, we will board the mini-bus that will take us up the winding road to Machu Picchu; the Sacred Citadel of the Incas that is considered one of the New Wonders of the World. The Lost City of the Incas will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy will be all around us. After a well-paced guided visit, we will have lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Belmond Hotel, and then will be ready to check-in at the selected hotel for an overnight stay with breakfast included. Dinner at the hotel.
- Standard Class: El Mapi Hotel
- First Class: Casa Del Sol Machu Picchu
- Deluxe Class: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Day 4 | Machu Picchu / Cusco | B.
Spend this day at leisure either exploring the little town of Aguas Calientes, or enjoying a second visit to the Machu Picchu Citadel (a second admission ticket is not included; we recommend to include it at booking time in order to guarantee availability). On your second visit to Machu Picchu, you can also include the hiking to Intipunku (the Gate of the Sun) and/or the hiking to the Huayna Picchu Mountain (the Huayna Picchu hiking is limited to 400 visitors per day; we recommend to include it at booking time in order to guarantee availability).
In the afternoon, we will return to Cusco by train for an overnight at the hotel of your choice.
- Standard Class: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha
- First Class: Jose Antonio
- Deluxe Class: Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection
Day 5 | Cusco / Lima / City Tour | B.
After breakfast at the hotel and at the appropriate time, you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima (airfare is not included; we recommend arriving on or before 10:30 AM). Meet and greet service at the airport and transfer to the hotel of your choice for an overnight stay with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: Allpa Hotel & Suites
- First Class: Casa Andina Select Miraflores
- Deluxe Class: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
In the afternoon, enjoy a fantastic tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Your tour will start at Larcomar, the city’s most exclusive shopping center located in front of the Pacific Ocean, and will transfer you to the Pucllana Temple, a pre-Inca pyramid found in the Miraflores district, to mark a contrast. You will the visit the El Olivar Park, an ancient olive plantation, which is now part of the city, located in the San Isidro district, and from there you will be transferred to Lima’s historical downtown, a World Heritage listed by UNESCO. You will stop at the Main Square, located in front of the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipality and the Archbishop’s Palace, beautiful colonial buildings that are an important part of its identity. A few blocks away, you will visit Santo Domingo Convent, one of the most impressive religious architectural complexes of the 17th century. It contains the relics of the three Peruvian saints, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías, and a library with a collection of 25 thousand old books. The visit will end up at your hotel, at Larcomar or at the Indian market. Visits to locations may vary.
Day 6 | Lima / Paracas Bay / Ica / Nazca Lines | B.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the local bus station for a 4 hour bus ride to Paracas Bay. On arrival, you will be escorted to the Ica Airport to board your plane for a flight over the Mysterious Nazca Lines: huge drawings that can only be seen from the sky and which represent several insects and animals such as a monkey, a hummingbird, a condor, and a spider, among others. The origins of these prehistoric geoglyphs are unknown, although many think it is a big astronomic calendar. After this interesting and exciting experience, you will be transferred to the hotel of your choice for an overnight stay with breakfast included. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the hotel facilities and surrounding areas.
- Standard Class: La Hacienda Paracas
- First Class: DoubleTree by Hilton
- Deluxe Class: Paracas Luxury Collection
*Important Note: In the airport in Inca, you will have to pay the $5 per person airport usage fee.
Day 7 | Paracas / Ballestas Islands / Lima | B.
Early in the morning we will embark on a boat excursion to the Galapagos-like Ballestas Islands. On our way to the islands, we will see the famous Candelabra (El Candelabro) a giant figure marked in the sand in the style of the Nazca Lines. In Ballestas Islands you will be able to observe sea lions, pelicans, Humboldt penguins and other sea birds. In the afternoon, we will depart back to Lima for an overnight stay at the hotel of your choice with breakfast included.
- Standard Class: Allpa Hotel & Suites
- First Class: Casa Andina Select Miraflores
- Deluxe Class: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Day 8 | Lima / Home or Next Destination | B.
At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport to check-in for your onward flight.
PRICES PER PERSON STARTING AT US$1,821.00
– SHARING DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS –
PERU ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS LODGING
In Lima: Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport is conveniently connected to the Jorge Chavéz International Airport, with easy access to all of Lima’s many cultural and historic wonders and a wealth of upscale services and amenities designed for discerning travelers. The Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport is the premier upscale international hotel in Peru’s capital city. This Lima Airport hotel is perfect for those in transit, with the unparalleled ability to walk to or from your flight within minutes of the front door – and 24-hour dining options, they have endeavored to deliver round-the-clock service in a world where round-the-clock is the norm. Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport has a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and a computer station is located on site. This spa hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include spa services, fitness center, and steam room.
STANDARD CLASS HOTELS
In Cusco: Casa Andina Standard Cusco Koricancha is a comfortable and cozy 54-room hotel, 100% non-smoking, located just 4 blocks from the Plaza Mayor of the city of Cusco. This spacious hotel is removed from the traffic, and hustle bustle of the center but still just 3 blocks from Cusco Plaza de Armas. An atmosphere of spaciousness and serenity, spread across 2 sprawling, connected 18th-century manor houses and 2 peaceful courtyards. Just steps from Koricancha (the Inca Temple of the Sun) and Santo Domingo church. All the bedrooms feature one Queen or 2 Twin beds warmly decorated with Cusco textiles, and include either writing desks or breakfast tables, closets with safes, cable TV, heating system, Wi-Fi access, and more. Oxygen is available upon request.
In Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes: El Mapi is a smart and contemporary hotel situated in the commercial village of Aguas Calientes, where you can admire and interact with the local residents and get a different perspective. The hotel is efficient, lively and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests who expect an uncomplicated visit. You will be enlightened when you visit Peru’s most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site. The hotel rooms are equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, and 32″ flat screen TVs. Step into the smart, contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the picturesque Machu Picchu Pueblo. The flowing lobby creates a sense of vitality. Lofty ceilings, panoramic windows and an open café allow natural light to filter between tall eucalyptus, creating an ambience of order and wellbeing.
In Lima: Allpa Hotel & Suites provides spacious and modern rooms with the latest technology and comfort for today’s guest demand, integrating a magnificent environment of trends, decoration and art. Conveniently located in Lima, the Allpa Hotel & Suites is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. All the rooms have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with in room safe, shower, satellite/cable TV, desk, and hair dryer in each room. Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Allpa Hotel & Suites.
In Paracas: La Hacienda Bahia Paracas sits on the edge of the lovely Paracas Bay surrounded by the sublime setting of the Paracas National Reserve. It is a refuge, just three hours south of Lima, for anyone seeking peace and tranquility. Be prepared to experience sunsets beyond compare, beaches as if created by Hollywood, nature bursting all around you, and utter, complete relaxation. Let yourself be seduced by the hands of our qualified staff in Océano Spa. In our elegant dining room with breathtaking views of the bay you will enjoy varied and exquisite culinary experiences. The lounge is decorated with a large collection of sea shells; one of the largest in the world. All double rooms offer sea views, 32 “LCD” with cable, air conditioning, heating, minibar, IDD telephone, digital safe, hair dryer and private terrace. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy the tennis courts and gym. The hotel was built respecting the traditional Peruvian design and architecture, creating the ambience of an old coastal plantation house.
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In Cusco: Jose Antonio Cusco Hotel is located in the heart of Cusco’s archaeological center, the oldest city of America. A few minutes away from the Main Square, this recently built hotel has a modern architecture, with a fine colonial touch. The 6-stories building is one of the highest hotels in the city, offering excellent views over the city of Cusco. All the 126 rooms are divided among 5 floors and on the rooftop you can enjoy a solarium, the Jacuzzi and sauna. These can be quite refreshing after a full day of sight-seeing in the beautiful city of Cusco or in the nearby Sacred Valley. Spacious rooms and suites with double glazing windows, hair dryer, heater, safe deposit boxes, international direct dialing telephone, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and fully stocked minibar.
In Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes: Casa del Sol Machu Picchu is located in the middle of the honored and revered sacred lands in the village of Aguas Calientes. Nestled in the mountains, this boutique hotel gives visitors a true luxury experience and is a 5 minute walk to the Machu Picchu train station. Featuring mountain views and Andean textiles, the rustic-chic rooms have flat-screens TVs, safes and bathrooms with granite sinks. Wi-Fi is available. Enjoy dinner in a casual restaurant with exposed beams and views of Vilcanota River. Other amenities include a casual bar with a class on cocktail mixology, plus a spa area with a Jacuzzi, massages and Incan-inspired treatments. The hotel is surrounded by nature and splendor; it is located very close to the imposing buildings full of knowledge and wisdom where the fascinating Inca citadel was erected with stories yet to be fully told.
In Lima: Casa Andina Select Miraflores is ideally located in Miraflores, the Casa Andina Select Miraflores is the perfect choice for sophisticated travelers who expect efficiency, excellent service and a comfortable design. All 155 non-smoking, comfortable rooms and suites are outfitted with LCD cable TV, digital safe deposit box, work desk, telephone and mini bar/refrigerator. Casa Andina Select Miraflores features complimentary Wi-Fi access. Start your day with a delicious, complimentary breakfast buffet at La Plaza Bar and Grill. When dinner comes, indulge yourself with a dining experience highlighting exceptional local ingredients. For on-site leisure, guests can unwind at the gym, spa or Jacuzzi. Currency exchange, 24/7 front desk, souvenir shop and hair dresser are also available.
In Paracas: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton is on the beach overlooking Paracas Bay. This upscale all-suite hotel is 3 km from the Paracas History Museum and boating at Marina Turistica de Paracas. It is located in one of the most interesting and richest ecosystems in the world; the desert peninsula of Paracas on the south coast of Peru which encompasses Paracas National Reserve, two-thirds of which is water. This natural wonder teems with diverse species of fish, birds, and marine mammals, while Paracas Bay hosts water sports of all sorts. Hilton DoubleTree Resort offers two stories of luxurious, spacious and modern suites featuring a terrace or balcony with magnificent views of the tranquil azure waters of Paracas Bay or palm gardens. All two-room suites are outfitted with a full array of guest amenities, including Sweet Dreams® beds, two 32″ flat screen TVs, MP3 clock-radio, free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes with mini-fridge, and living room with soft bed. There is a bright restaurant and a bar, fitness center, a kids’ club, and an outdoor pool featuring a bar.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In Cusco: Palacio del Inka a Luxury Collection Hotel, is built within an historic mansion known as the Casona de los Cuatro Bustos, which, from its privileged position next to Qoricancha Palace in the center of Cusco, has lived over five centuries of this storied city’s history. Each of the 203 guest rooms are exquisitely decorated with colonial art and furniture and all the creature comforts that modern technology provides like the exclusive Luxury Collection bed, LCD TVs and high speed Internet. Uniting the ancient wellness secrets of the Inka with modern facilities and rejuvenating therapies, Palacio del Inka Spa offers a rare, holistic escape that restores, both physically and spiritually. Designed to showcase a centuries-old, magical blend of pre-Columbian, Inkan, Spaniard, Colonial, and modern cultures, Palacio del Inka presents a captivating variety of rare opportunities and state-of-the-art amenities that guarantee an enriching and memorable stay in Cusco.sco.
In Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Popular with those heading to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest. Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, the property has 12 acres of exquisite natural beauty, where 214 bird species – such as the golden-headed quetzal and the iconic Andean cock-of-the-rock – and the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) have been registered. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel sits on 12 serene acres of natural paradise, just across from the train station of Aguas Calientes. It is located at 2,020 meters (6,627 ft.) above sea level the hotel occupies a private five-hectare (12.3-acre) mountainside reserve. After exploring the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, guests can enjoy the Unu Spa, which combines the classic nurturing with a mystical Andean approach. Natural products are derived from local botanical extracts (mint, eucalyptus and orchids), thus providing a pleasing spiritual, sensual and soothing experience. The first-class restaurant features stunning views of the Vilcanota River, and shares the secrets of Peruvian cuisine with a contemporary twist.
In Lima: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores. With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Premium Miraflores is the top of its class in every aspect. This modern icon was dramatically transformed in 2008 into the capital’s newest luxury hotel. Its quintessential Peruvian flavor reverberates in the exquisite art collection of contemporary local artists and prized colonial-era antiques, in both public spaces and accommodations. The 17-story hotel, with views over Miraflores and the Pacific coast, offers 148 sophisticated, contemporary luxury rooms and suites, with soundproofing and LCD flat screen TVs in every room. First-class amenities include a heated, covered pool and breezy terrace, gymnasium with the latest exercise equipment, prestigious Joop salon & massage room, and business center.
In Paracas: Paracas Luxury Collection: nestled 250 km south of Lima, Hotel Paracas is ideally situated for travelers looking to immerse themselves in nature and those seeking a glimpse into the mysterious and intriguing history of Peru’s central coast. Sparkling like a jewel on Paracas Bay, the hotel beckons with distinguished architecture and design that harmonizes with dazzling surroundings offering unforgettable excursions and adventures. The smoke-free hotel begs to be explored, offering two outdoor swimming pools—one specifically designated for families. Rooms are available with one king or two queen beds wrapped in 400-thread-count sheets. Recline on the nearby chaise lounge and enjoy the iPod docking station and 37″ LCD television. Bathrooms offer the ultimate relaxation: you will find a shower with glass doors, a large bathtub ideal for soaking, and first class toiletries. Complimentary robes and slippers enhance each experience. Creativity is the touchstone of the many restaurants that both delight and inspire your palate with the flavors of Peru.
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