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Arequipa, is Peru´s second largest city. Located 1,024 kilometers (640 miles) south from Lima, the city was founded in 1540 and is one of the most attractive cities in the country. Arequipa has numerous colonial churches and mansions, including the Monasterio de Santa Catalina (Saint Catherine’s Monastery) which was founded in 1579 and it’s currently opened to the public after 400 years of cloister.

Arequipa is known as the “White City” because of its numerous buildings made of white sillar, which is a stone thrown by the Misti volcano. The landscape is ruled by three volcanoes: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Picchu.

A long time ago, Cusco’s Main Square was the central point of the Inca Empire. The four roads that linked the whole

Inca Empire met at this point. The Inca Empire spread from Ecuador, part of Colombia to the north of Chile and Argentina and included the entire territories of Peru and Bolivia. The ruins, temples, churches, mansions and the varied architecture make Cusco a showcase that displays all the cultures and eras from our country: Pre-Inca, Inca, Colonial and Republican.

Cusco is an unforgettable destination, full of history and culture and a splendid heritage. It is a mandatory destination for everyone visiting Peru.

Cusco is as well the starting point for the tours to the Machu Picchu Inca citadel.

Puno is located at about 4,000 meters above sea level at the Lake Titicaca’s shore. The Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable body of water in the world. According to the local legend, this lake is the Inca civilization birthplace:  Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, children of the Sun god, emerged from the freezing lake waters to found Cusco and start its civilization. Here, you will have the chance to experience the traditions and festivities that have been preserved by the inhabitants for centuries.

 

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Lima, Arequipa, Cusco & Puno 10days/9nights

Cusco, which is the capital of the Inca Empire, proudly holds the title of Archaeological Capital of the Americas since there isn’t another place in the whole continent where the monumental remains of a great culture are so easily accessible and in such good conditions. Cusco is also a museum-city provided with a mystical beauty given by the contrasts between the native and the western, the present and the past.

We can divide Cusco in three main destinations: Cusco city, with its ruins, temples, churches, mansions and archaeological complexes. Machu Picchu: “The Lost City of the Incas”, which is considered one of the archaeological gems of the world and the Sacred Valley of the Incas which has a nice weather, fertile lands, plains and wonderful views that are the frame for picturesque towns, impressive terraces and important archaeological complexes. These archaeological complexes include: Yucay, with its intact Inca terraces at the back of the town; Pisac, the biggest Inca complex; Ollantaytambo, military, religious and agricultural strategic center during the Inca Empire; Maras, salt mines that have provided Cusco with salt from pre-Inca times; Moray, circular terraces that look like giant fingerprints used by the Incas to adapt plants to new climates. These are an evidence of the advanced agricultural levels reached by the Incas.

The Sacred Valley is the perfect place for outdoor sports such as canoeing, mountain bike, climbing, treks etc., due to its warm weather and peculiar geography.

This program is a perfect summary of the Cusco area, visiting the 3 main attractions of this magical destination in 4 days.

 

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Lima & Cusco 5days/4nights

Chiclayo city is the capital of the Lambayeque department located in the northwest of Peru.

The city was founded in 1720 as “Santa María de los Valles de Chiclayo” by decree of the President José de la Mar. In 1835, the city was awarded the “Heroic City”. It is currently known as the “Friendship´s Capital” because of its charming people.

Lambayeque was the Mochica culture’s birthplace which possibly decayed because of a devastating “El Niño” phenomenon. Due to its geographical location, it also had influence of civilizations from Cajamarca, therefore, we will find remains of the Lord of Sipan, ancient Mochica ruler of the III century.

Chiclayo 3days/2nights

Trujillo is the capital of La Libertad department and it is called « The City of Eternal Spring » because the sun shines every day.

Trujillo was founded by Diego Almagro in 1534. He gave this place its name after the city where Francisco Pizarro was born.

Trujillo is located in the north coast of Peru, on the bank of the Moche River. Trujillo has a very fertile valley, which has allowed its fast development since its founding. We can appreciate artistically forged iron grates in the old big houses, which bring a special distinction to the architecture of this lovely city.

The city of Chan Chan was the capital of the great Chimú kingdom, a pre-Inca culture. It is located in the Moche Valley. Chan Chan is the biggest mud city in the world. It has a 20 km2 area and it can only be compared to the archaeological remains of Teotihuacán in Mexico or to the ancient cities of Egypt.

Some examples of the greatness of this culture are La Huaca del Sol (a 20-meter-high terraced pyramid), La Huaca de la Luna (amazing murals that represent the Mochica rituals) and El Complejo del Brujo (a 30-meter-high and 15 century-old adobe pyramid)

The Moche Valley was a profitable place to found the city of Trujillo. It is the land of the sun and mining and it is also the land of the national dance of Peru – the Marinera- that is a source of pride because of its glamour and sensuality. You should not miss this when visiting Trujillo.

Trujillo

Chiclayo, known as the “Friendship´s Capital”, is one of the most important cities in Peru. It is located in the department of Lambayeque in the north of Peru. It offers a wide variety of tourist destinations such as archeological remains, museums and relics that are part of the country’s ancient past’s heritage and an important part of the history of Peru.

Chiclayo wasn’t founded by Spanish conquerors, it was officially acknowledged as a province thanks to José Leonardo Ortiz, our national hero and it was authenticated as such by decree in April 18th, 1935.

Their ancient inhabitants built the Chimú culture, a great pre-Inca culture. The Chimú established big urban centers and moved their capital to strategic zones. This is where the remains of the Lord of Sipán were found. The Incas managed to conquer the Chimú territory after almost 4 decades in which Pachacútec, Inca Yupanqui and Huayna Cápac intervened.

Chiclayo & The Lord of Sipán

Ica is in the department with the same name, south of Lima, capital of Peru.

One of its best-known activities is the production of Pisco, a distilled spirit made from grapes with designation of origin from the valley of Pisco, located in this region since the 16th century.

We can also find in Ica, one of the oases of the Peruvian coast: the Huacachina, which is located 5 km from the city and is easily accessible by car. The lagoon emerges due to the upwelling of underground water currents.

The Paracas National Reserve is in Ica, to the north. It preserves a wide diversity of marine species and birds. To the south we can find the famous Nazca lines, enigmatic geoglyphs that date to Nazca culture times.

Ica & Huacachina Lagoon

Paracas is in the department of Ica, province of Pisco. This sea side town is attractive because of its weather, beaches and beautiful sea side houses.

Paracas means “sand rain” in Quechua. The city got its name because of the strong winds (up to 32 km/h) carrying sand. Paracas was declared a regional reserve for migratory birds.

In Paracas, the visitors can see different ecosystems, archaeological remains from the Paracas culture, the place where San Martín disembarked and the area’s wide marine fauna diversity.

Paracas & Ballestas islands

Nasca is one of the five districts of the province of Nasca. It is located in the department of Ica in the south of Peru and its capital, Nasca city, is at 585 meters above sea level.

The town was founded in November 28th, 1548 and during the first republic years it received the district category.

The Nasca and Paracas lines are located in the Palpa and Nasca valleys in the department of Ica. Also known in the scientific world as geoglyphs, the Nasca lines are one of the most important legacies of the pre-Inca cultures. The Nasca lines are huge drawings of animals, plants, objects, humans, gods and geometric shapes on the desert’s sand. The archaeologists and paranormal investigators have suggested different theories about their origins and meaning. Some interpret the lines as a huge astronomic calendar or a place to worship the water built by the Paracas culture, while others attribute their existence to extraterrestrial forces. In 1990, UNESCO declared the Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana as World Heritage.

Nazca Lines

LIMA, the capital of Peru, was founded on January 18th, 1535. Francisco Pizarro called Lima «the City of the Kings». Lima emerged on the native cacique Taulichusco lands. Nowadays, after almost 5 centuries, Lima has turned into a modern, emerging and developed city that at the same time preserves proudly its convents and colonial buildings, as well as the richness of its historic center that has been declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Ancient Lima has beautiful architectural jewels. For example, the Cathedral of Lima, that was built the same day of the city’s founding, the San Francisco Church and Convent and the San Pedro and Santo Domingo Churches. In addition, the big old houses like La Casa Aliaga that was built over the chapel of the native cacique Taulichusco, as well as the big old house of Goyeneche or house of Rada and the magnificent Torre Tagle Palace from the XVIII century.

Lima also has pre-Hispanic archaeological remains like  the Great Sanctuary of Pachacamac where the Pachacamac god was worshiped, and also the Huaca Pucllana (400 a.c) located in Miraflores district. Miraflores is an important administrative center in Lima

Lima gathers its colonial past, the indigenous culture from which it inherited its name from the Aimara word Limac-Huayta, as well as the modernity that focuses on the future.

Lima

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