Price:$ 3990.00

HighlightsLima, Huaraz, Chavin de Huantar, Chan Chan citadel, Royal Tombs of Sipan, Kuelap, Machu Picchu, and Nasca Lines.
Tour codeECS-008
Duration 18 days
Trip GradeModerate
Max Altitude12,630 ft/3,850 m.
Accommodation3 star hotels
SeasonApr to Oct
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Peru Ancient World

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Explore the Ancient world of Peru and learn about the first Civilizations established in South America, you will visit the amazing temples of Chavin de Huantar, located in the Peruvian Andes, Chan Chan the biggest pre Columbian adobe city in America which was the capital of Chimu kingdom, Temples of the Mochicas, tombs of Kings, Fortresses, the lost city of Machu Picchu and the enigmatic Nasca Lines.

Your travel experience will be enhanced by the knowledge and expertise of our English-speaking Guides who will do their best to ensure all aspects of your trip run smoothly and safely without any hitch. From the moment you arrive at Lima international airport until you fly back home, you will have personalized service, English-speaking guides, quality tours, and 24-hour assistance during your entire tour in Peru.
Please look over the itinerary below to see all details and contact us to arrange your once in a lifetime experience.
Notice all our tours are fully customizable. If you wish to customize this tour please contact us

Day 1: Lima

Upon arrival at Lima international airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel, located in Miraflores the safest and nicest area of Lima.

Overnight in Lima at Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro

Day 2: Bus journey Lima - Huaraz (8 hours)

After breakfast, you will be you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus station to board the tourist bus to Huaraz.
Upon arrival in Huaraz you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Huaraz at Andino Club Hotel - Standard Room
Breakfast included

Day 3: Huascaran National Park (Llanganuco Lake and Calllejon de Huaylas)

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to start your full day tour of Callejon de Huaylas, during this tour you will enjoy the picturesque andean communities of Jangas, Paltay, Marcar

Overnight in Huaraz at Andino Club Hotel - Standard Room
Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 4: Chavin de Huantar tour

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to start your full day tour of Chavin de Huantar, located 110 kilometers from Huaraz. Chavin de Huantar has 2 sections the old temple and the new temple, built around 1500 and 400 B.C. during the Early Horizon period.
This temple complex contains many passageways and underground galleries decorated with sculptures and carvings, which were used for religious rites.
This ceremonial center was designated as a world Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985. Definitely you will have a very rich experience visiting this incredible massive archaeological site!

Evening: Overnight bus journey Huaraz - Trujillo
Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 5: Trujillo

Upon arrival at Trujillo bus station you will be transferred to your hotel.

Afternoon: Chan Chan Citadel tour:

After lunch, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Chan Chan, the biggest pre Columbian adobe city in America which was the capital of Chimu kingdom. This World heritage has its walls decorated with beautiful carved drawings of fishes, birds, foxes and others. You will explore its palaces, temples, squares, gardens and aqueducts.

Overnight in Trujillo at Los Conquistadores Hotel - Standard Room

Day 6: Half day tour of Huaca del Sol y La Luna

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel driven to Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna which functioned as political and ceremonial centers during the Mochica civilization. The sites are composed of houses, large avenues, alleys, corridors and squares.

Afternoon: Bus journey Trujillo - Chiclayo.

After lunch, you will be picked up from your Hotel and transferred to the bus station to board the bus to Chiclayo where you will learn more about Peruvian culture and the ancient kingdoms.
Upon arrival in Chiclayo, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Chiclayo at Inti Hotel - Standard Room
Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 7: Full day tour of The Royal tombs of Sipan Museum and Tucume Pyramids

After breakfast, you will be driven to Lambayeque town where you will visit The Royal Tombs of Sipan National Museum which exhibit the collection of archeological objects of gold, silver, and copper found in the tomb of the Lord of Sipan.
After lunch, we continue our way to Tucume known as The Valley of the Pyramids; this site encompasses twenty six pyramids, which the most impressive ones are the Huaca del Pueblo, La Raya, El Sol, and Las Estacas. Return to Hotel.

Overnight in Chiclayo at Inti Hotel - Standard Room
Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 8: Private Van journey Chiclayo

After an early breakfast, you will be picked up from your Hotel and driven by private van to Chachapoyas through fantastic scenery along the route. You will be transferred directly to your accommodation.

Overnight in Chachapoyas at Casa Vieja Hostel - Standard Room
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 9: Karajia

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to visit the six sarcophagus of Karajia perched on a cliff overlooking the left bank of Utcubamba River.
The mummies placed inside sarcophagi are locally known as

Overnight in Chachapoyas at Casa Vieja Hostel - Standard Room
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 10: Kuelap Fortress

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to start your Kuelap adventure; this ancient massive stone-walled fortress which was built by the pre-Incan Chachapoyas culture is located on a ridge overlooking the Utcubamba Valley in the Peruvian cloud-forerst.
Kuelap fortress which has been compared only to Machu Picchu contains more than 400 circular buildings which walls are decorated with symbolic figures; it is believed that it took more than to 200 years to complete.
Althought there are many theories about the purpose of Kuelap, you can be sure that you will have a great experience surrounded by amazing scenery including the Orchids and bromeliads covering the walls of the fortress!

Overnight in El Tingo at Estancia el Chillo Hostel - Standard Room
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 11: Leymebamba

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to visit the colorful funeral tombs of Revash perched on a ledge up high on a yellow-faced cliff! The cliff walls are decorated with geometric designs representing animal figures. We will have a two hour soft hike to the mausoleum.
After having our box-lunch we continue our way to Leimebamba to visit the Mallqui Institution Mummy Museum where we will appreciate an extraordinary collection of more than 200 Chachapoyan mummies found near the Lake of the Condors.

Overnight in Leymebamba at La Casona Hostel - Standard Room
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 12: Private Van journey Leimebamba - Cajamarca (9 hours)

After an early breakfast, you will be picked up from your Hotel and driven by private van to Cajamarca through fantastic scenery again! You will be transferred directly to your hotel.

Overnight in Cajamarca at Laguna Seca Hotel & Spa - Standard Room
Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 13: Flight Cajamarca

Free morning to rest and relax.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Lima.
Upon arrival at Lima airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima at Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro Hotel - Traditional Room
Breakfast included

Day 14: Flight Lima - Cusco (11,150 ft)

After breakfast, you will be will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to board your early morning flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival at Cusco airport you will be transferred to your hotel located in the center of Cusco.

Afternoon: Guided tour of Cusco and nearby Inca Ruins

14:00: this afternoon your guide will pick you up from your hotel and show you the highlights of Cusco, the colonial cathedral, the great temple of Korikancha and the 4 impressive Inca ruins around Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, with its massive walls, Qenko, site of carved living rock, Puca Pucara, an Inca lodging Site and Tambo Machay, known as the Baths of the Inca. You will learn more about the Incas

Overnight in Cusco at Best Western Andes de America - Standard Room
Breakfast included

Day 15: Machu Picchu by train

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the train station to board the Vista dome train to Aguas Calientes (the base town of Machu Picchu)

Guided tour of Machu Picchu (8,000 ft)

Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes train station you will be met by your guide and take a 25 minute bus journey to Machu Picchu where you will have a guided tour and learn about the history of this site. You will have some insight into the various features of this sacred city and have free time to really enjoy yourself!
After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will have lunch before boarding the train to Cusco.

Afternoon: Train journey to Cusco

Upon arrival at the train station, you will be transferred to your Hotel.

Overnight in Cusco at Best Western Andes de America - Standard Room
Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 16: Flight Cusco

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to board your morning flight to Lima.
Upon arrival at Lima airport, you will be transferred to your hotel located in Miraflores.

Afternoon: Lima Tour

After lunch, you will be driven to the city of the Kings where you will see beautiful monuments Colonial Palaces, Colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies, Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, the baroque cathedral, Palacio de Gobierno (Governors Palace), the Archbishop's Palace with its big carved wooden balconies, and the convent of San Francisco which houses the largest collection of religious art in the Americas. Underneath the convent lie extensive catacombs that served as the cemetery during the colonial period!

Overnight in Lima at Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro - Traditional Room
Breakfast included

Day 17: Tourist bus journey Lima - Paracas (3

6:20: you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus station to board the tourist bus to Paracas bay.
11:00: upon arrival in Paracas you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel.
Free afternoon to enjoy the sun, you can have a walk around Huacachina Oasis or try the sand boarding and the sand dune buggy ride!

Overnight in Paracas at Emancipador Hotel - Standard Room
Breakfast included

Day 18: Flight over Nasca Lines from Pisco airport

Morning: you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Pisco airport to board the flight over the enigmatic Nasca Lines for panoramic views of a monkey, a fish, a spider, a hummingbird and many drawings and geometric figures on the desert visible only from the air. The mystery of these huge figures in the desert continues even today.

Afternoon bus journey Paracas

You will be picked from your hotel and transferred to the bus station to board the tourist bus to Lima.
Upon arrival at Lima bus station you will be met by our representative and transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.

Evening: flight back home
Breakfast included

$3,990 per person in double occupancy.
Single Supplement: additional $990.

Tour price inclusions

Price does not include

International air fares to Peru, airport taxes, meals other than those specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, and tips.

  • International airfare
  • Meals not noted on itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Gratuities