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CRUISE TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS - LIMA - NAZCA LINES OVERFLIGHT - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU - EASTER ISLAND

Galapagos Islands, Nazca Lines, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, Quito, Lima, Cusco, Santiago de Chile, Sacred Valley

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, LIMA, NAZCA LINES, CUSCO, MACHU PICCHU AND EASTER ISLAND 19 Days 18 nights

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  • Cusco and the Inca Trail 9 days 8 nights

    LIMA, CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY, INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTSCusco and Machu Picchu

    Prices per person USD:
    Tourist Class Hotel 3stars US$ 1946
    based on double occupancy

    First Class Hotel 4stars US$ 2682
    based on double occupancy

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  • Short Combination 11 days 10 nights

    LIMA, NAZCA LINES, CUSCO, INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCCHU, MANU BIOSPHERE RESERVEManu and Machu Picchu

    Price per person in US$:
    Tourist Class Hotel 3stars US$ 2823
    based on double occupancy

    First Class Hotel 4stars and Jungle Lodge US$ 3396
    based on double occupancy

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  • Archaeological Peru 8 days 7 nights

    LIMA, PACHACAMAC, NAZCA LINES, CUSCO, TIPON, SACRED VALLEY, MACHU PICCHUpachacamac and tipon

    Prices per person in USD:
    Tourist Class Hotel 3stars US$ 1716
    based on double occupancy

    First Class Hotel 4stars US$ 2118
    based on double occupancy

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Machu Picchu and Easter Island

Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights

    INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHUInca Trail to Machu Picchu

    4 days 3 nights

    Price per person US$899
    Back Packer train

    The most important Inca road was the Camino Real, as it is known in Spanish, with a length of 5,200 km (3,230 mi). It began in Quito, Ecuador, passed through Cusco, and ended in what is now Tucumán, Argentina.

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Nazca Lines Overflight

  • Paracas and The Nazca Lines

    Nazca Lines

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    Nazca Full day from Lima (Private Service) US$ 588
    Nazca Full day by bus from Ica US$ 540
    Nazca Full day by plane from Lima (only charter)
    Ica Nazca Lima 2/1 US$ 782
    Paracas Ballestas Nazca 2/1 US$ 812

    BASED EN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

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Main Cities of Peru

  • LIMA -  "The City of Kings"
    Lima city

    The current Capital of Peru, was founded in 1535 by conqueror Francisco Pizarro who built his palace over the old buildings of a local pre-Hispanic settlement. The downtown area of Lima was declared by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, due to the many remains of Colonial occupation under rule of Spain.

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Peru General Information

  • Peru General Information
    Peru General Information

    Peru, the largest area in the Andean countries, was the cradle of the most advanced indigenous civilizations and most powerful empire in  South America pre-Columbian cultures. Peru was also the focus of Spanish colonial domination for its first two hundred years of rule. What remained of pre-Columbian America with regard to people, culture, and settlements is perhaps better represented in Peru than in any other country.

    The country has a 2,400 kilometer (1,500 miles) long coast on the Pacific Ocean and bordes Colombia and Ecuador in the North, Brazil and Bolivia on the east, and Chile on the south. It is the only country that borders all the Andean state.

    Language: the official languages of Peru are: Spanish which is used on a 73% of the population; the Quechua or runasimi, spoken for a  24% of peruvians. Some specialists recognise to especific variations of quechua on the national territory : the huáihuash, which is quite popular on the central part of Peru and the huámpuy, spoken by the rest of the country.

    Most of the quechua-speakers are bilingual and have spanish as their second language. 

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Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas

Machu Picchu - Huaynapicchu - Google earth

Machu Picchu "old peak", is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level is an outstanding example of man's interaction with his natural environment, in the midst of a tropical mountain forest in an extraordinarily beautiful setting, Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machu Picchu District in Peru. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacutec (1438–1472). Often referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. See more

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  • Sacsayhuaman Information

    SACSAYHUAMAN (3,600 m.a.s.l.)

    Sacsayhuamán is one of the most amazing Incan constructions for tourists. Its Quechua name means "satisfied falcon", it was the falcon that guarded the capital of the empire, since it was possible to overlook Cusco from the hill in where it was erected. If, as it is known, Cusco was designed with the shape of a lying puma, Sacsayhuamán would be its head, and the Coricancha would correspond to the feline's genitalia. 

    Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Peru

    It is said that the work was started by Pachacútec and continued by Túpac Yupanqui, even though some chroniclers state that it was Huayna Cápac who gave it the final touch. Inca Garcilaso de la Vega says that Apu Huallpa Rimachi was the main architect, and that Inca Maricanhi, Acahuana Inca and Calla Cunchuy successively took control of the works. 

    Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men approximately, both for the foundations and hewn stone works, the transportation of materials, carving and stones setting. Hewn stones could have been located at Muina, Huacoto and Rumicolca, 20 kilometers away from Cusco, and at closer places such as Sallu, Rumi, Chita, Curovilca and Viracocha. Some of its external walls exceed the 9 meters of height and 350 tons of weight. 

    Spectacular fortress built with huge carved rocks jointed with absolute accuracy, this astounding sample of the Incan military architecture is, undoubtedly, the greatest architectonic work of the Tahuantinsuyo. But, in addition, it proves the undeniable firmness of the great administrative capacity of the empire and its powerful logistic system capable of mobilizing and organizing such a work. 

    It is located 2 km away from the city of Cusco, that is, 10 minutes by car. As of the Spaniards arrival its aspect has changed a lot, since this fortress was used as a hewn stone to build the colonial Cusco. 

    Location

    The architectonic complex occupies the edge of the northern slope of the city of Cusco. The southern side of the building was enclosed by a polished wall of almost 400 meters long. The eastern and western borders of the temple were delimited by other walls and cultivation terraces.

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