PERU's 25 MOST FAMOUS PLACES & TOURIST SITES IN 7 DAYS
PERU's 25 MOST FAMOUS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Lima &
Cusco, Machu Picchu combined with beautiful national parks!
Peru's most famous places and tourist sites
As they may not have another opportunity to travel to South America anytime
soon, many visitors to Ecuador would like to combine their trip with the most
famous places and tourist sites of Peru. Therefore we developed the
Peru Lima - Cusco Cultural Attractions Tour.
provides a fantastic program for visiting the most famous cultural highlights of
Coolest things to do en Peru, Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu. At the same time it serves as the
function for the Peru National
Parks Tour. This module is an extension to our
National Parks Tour Module and our
Galapagos National Park Module,
each component of the Top 20 Things to do in Peru. The Manu module
can be taken at the beginning and the end of your visit to Cusco, while the
National Parks Tour is usually taken after your visit to Cusco and surroundings.
Transfer from the
airport to your hotel, 1-2 blocks away from the sea-side Parque del Amor Park.
Located in the up-scale neighborhood Miraflores, Paragliders take off from the
coastal cliff, right in front of the Marriott hotel;
Depending on your arrival
time, we like to take you to the Plaza de las Armas in the late afternoon, when
on sunny days, the Palace and the Cathedral are at their best;
Dinner may be
taken in the center, so that you may walk back to the Plaza at night to enjoy
the buildings in the splendor of their evening illumination;
your hotel behind Parque del Amor.
The Presidential Palace in Lima.
Fountain on the Plaza de las Armas in Lima.
along the highlights of old town Lima with its gorgeous
palaces, manors and streets;
in old town Lima;
Visit of one of
the Huacas - pre-colonial pyramids;
Visit of the
Larco Museum with a fantastic Pre-Colombian collection - debatably the best in
Barranco neighborhood, with countless taverns and restaurants
the ideal neighborhood to have dinner and
an evening-stroll along the pedestrian street descending to the sea;
Spend the night
in the hotel behind Parque del Amor.
La Merced church in historic Lima.
The Palacio Torre Tagle in Lima houses the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Transfer to the
airport on your way to
Cusco and from there to your hotel;
Stay in one of
our favorite lovely
colonial mansion boutique hotels with a central patio (may
not always be available) in old town Cusco, 2 blocks away from the Plaza de las
departure time, a morning excursion in Lima or afternoon excursion in Cusco;
an evening stroll in beautifully illuminated Cusco and walk into any restaurant
to have dinner;
Spend the night
at your boutique hotel.
Patio of a historic boutique hotel in Cusco.
Compania de Jesus Jesuit
church in Cusco.
Historical Cusco. With its combined Inca and colonial cultures, Cusco requires a
full day's visit.
In the morning a
guided walk, and;
In the afternoon: wandering around
on your own to soak up centuries of culture and lose yourself in
one of the Indian art markets;
In the late
afternoon you will be dropped of at the train station of Ollantaytambo, from
where a quality train takes you further down into the Sacred Valley until you
reach the end station
AguasCalientes, a small town stuck between the river and
the steep mountain on which
Machu Picchu is built;
You will stay at
a hotel in the main (pedestrian) street, where you will be surrounded by
countless pleasant restaurants;
If you like, upon
arrival, you can take a 10-minutes walk to the hot springs and take a soaking in
one of the volcanic baths and/or have a massage before dinner.
Saqsayhuaman rock slides.
Saqsayhuaman giant multicornered wall stones.
Early in the morning,
take the bus up the mountain to Machu Picchu World Heritage Site (±20 minutes), before the crowd gets there;
excursion along through Machu Picchu sacred citadel;
availability, hike Huayna Picchu Mountain, towering over the actual site of
Machu Picchu. Only a limited number of tickets per day are sold and availability
is not guaranteed;
In stead of
taking the bus, walk down through the cloud forest of
Picchu Reserve watching birds and plants;
Take the late afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo, where a
transportation is waiting for you to take you back to Cusco.
View over Machu Picchu World Heritage monument.
Machu Picchu Guardian houses.
for your flight Cusco - Lima from where you can board your international flight.
Special adjustments may be needed
to accommodate your international flight itinerary as to include all, or many of
the most famous places and tourist attractions of Peru.
The Cuyabeno Loop explores
the breathtaking scenery of lower Cuyabeno and Zábalo
Rivers and the Cuyabeno Lake. Watch the amazing birds and
wildlife. Pass 2 nights with the amazing Cofan Indians in
the Cofan Lodge and enjoy 2 nights of comfort in the famous
The Lagarto Cocha Expedition on hidden
creeks and lakes is the best Amazon journey in Ecuador!
Discover Indian tribes in Ecuador, Monkeys, Sloths,
Dolphins. No other Amazon rainforest in any of the
Amazon-Andean countries can match the wildlife viewing
of Cuyabeno and it is far better than Yasuní!
The Cuyabeno Lake Program
explores all the wild places surrounding the Cuyabeno Lake.
Bonsai-shaped Macrolobia trees with the whispering of the
mysterious prehistoric Hoatzin birds and the noisy Blue and
Yellow Macaws. Our Cuyabeno Lodge is on the best location,
because we were the first and chose the best location on a
seasonal island in the Cuyabeno Lake itself.
Our Northern Andes Tour lets you get a
taste of some of the best Andean National Parks,
visiting the highest groves in the world: the Polylepis
trees, the highest mountain in the world calculated from
the center of the Earth, the Chimborazo with Vecuñas and
Lamas, the highest active volcano in the world, the
Our National Parks Tours take you on a fantastic
journey along the best possible sample of Andean and coastal
parks. They have been designed to complement
Galapagos and/or Amazon cruises. They can start from different places, particularly Quito,
Guayaquil and Cuenca. While the full program lasts 9 days, it is possible to
make a limited selection of parks, like the 6 days' "Andes
and Coast" module.
A fabulous program for visiting the most
famous cultural highlights Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the
Sacred Valley. At the same time it serves as the Lima hub
for the Peru National Parks Tour. This module is an
extension to our National Parks Tour Ecuador and/or Galapagos National Park
and/or Amazon Cruises.