8 Days / 7 Nights

Overfly the mysterious Nazca Lines heading to Cusco

Lima, Ica, Paracas, Nazca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
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OVERVIEW

Wander among the narrow streets, squares, and colonial churches on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, then take flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines and discover for yourself their beautiful forms. But the desert offers more than mystery, and you can see it by surfing on gigantic sand dunes. Then, lose yourself among the beautiful Inca palaces, colonial churches, and ancient fortifications on high mountains that Cusco and the Sacred Valley offer. Just to discover the wonderful Machu Picchu.

On our “Overfly the mysterious Nazca Lines heading to Cusco” tour you will visit Lima and its charming historic center in a private and exclusive way, with the most luxurious hotels and restaurants. In addition to flying over the mysterious Nazca Lines and doing adventure sports, such as sandboarding and sand-buggy over gigantic sand dunes. Our tour will continue visiting Cusco “The Rome of America”, beautiful places in the Sacred Valley, and the definitive exploration of Machu Picchu. As with all our tours, we can provide you with the most luxurious hotels and your tour is fully customizable.

  • DAY 1

    PERU – LIMA

    ARRIVE AT YOUR HOTEL IN LIMA AFTER YOUR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT AND RECHARGE YOUR ENERGY FOR OUR CITY TOUR!

  • DAY 2

    LIMA - NAZCA

    OVERFLY THE MYSTERIOUS NAZCA LINES AND SLIDE OVER THE DESERT BY PRACTICING SANDBOARDING OR BUGGY SAND

  • DAY 3

    NAZCA – LIMA

    NAVIGATE AMONG THE FANTASTIC BALLESTAS ISLANDS AND DISCOVER ITS RICH SEA LIFE

  • DAY 4

    LIMA – CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY

    WELCOME TO CUSCO BY ENJOYING AWANACANCHA ANDEAN CAMELID ZOO AND PISAC INCA NEIGHBORHOOD

  • DAY 5

    SACRED VALLEY

    EXPLORE THE LAST INCA FORTRESS OF OLLANTAYTAMBO, THE INCA SALT MINES OF MARAS, AND THE CIRCULAR TERRACES OF MORAY

  • DAY 6

    SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

    CONQUEST THE MOST INCREDIBLE INCA CITADEL, MACHU PICCHU, ON AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY!

  • DAY 7

    CUSCO

    EXPLORE THE MAGICAL CITY OF CUSCO AND KNOW WHY IT IS CONSIDERED THE ROME OF AMERICA

  • DAY 8

    CUSCO - LIMA

    SAYING GOODBYE TO SUCH BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED

FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1: PERU – LIMA

ARRIVE AT YOUR HOTEL IN LIMA AFTER YOUR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT AND RECHARGE YOUR ENERGY FOR OUR CITY TOUR!

peru lima

Your dream trip to Peru has come! We know you want to get to your hotel to rest after a long flight and enjoy your dreams. Well, Machu Travel Peru makes it simple for you! Once you arrive at the International Lima airport, our host will wait for you at the international arrival zone with a sign indicating your name. He'll welcome you and transfer you to the Lima hotel of your preference in the beautiful Peruvian capital. Of course, he'll also give recommendations of the best restaurants close to your hotel to enjoy the best Peruvian cuisine on your own.

Our local guide will pick you up from your hotel at a specific time to start our unforgettable city tour of Lima's colonial and modern zones.

Our tour will begin by visiting a fascinating boulevard called Jiron de la Unión that leads to Plaza de Armas, the main square of French influence. Afterward, your guide will lead you through beautiful San Martin Square, where you can appreciate enchanting buildings of French styles surrounding the square. Following this, we will visit the Monastery of San Francisco, where you can see beautiful religious painting collections, sculptures, and the enigmatic catacombs, a World Heritage-listed site! This monastery is renowned for its Spanish baroque architecture. The first cemetery of Lima, the catacombs, is hidden underneath this monastery’s floors.

At the end of the day, we’ll drop you off at your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

In the evening, we recommend you enjoy a delicious dinner by yourself at one of the world-renowned restaurants in Lima, also known as “The Capital of the Peruvian Gastronomy,” like Astrid & Gaston, Central, Maido, or La Mar. The decision is always yours!

Tomorrow will be a big day!

  • Overnight in Lima.
  • Included meals: None.

DAY 2: LIMA - NAZCA

OVERFLY THE MYSTERIOUS NAZCA LINES AND SLIDE OVER THE DESERT BY PRACTICING SANDBOARDING OR BUGGY SAND

lima to nazca lines

Today, a big world mystery is about to be revealed by you, the Nazca Lines! The morning can be enjoyed with a delicious breakfast provided by your hotel. Later, our MACHU TRAVEL PERU host will pick you up and take you directly to Paracas bay in a private transfer.

In Paracas, you’ll be taken to your confirmed hotel. After check-in, you’ll be escorted to Pisco Aerodrome. On the route, our local host will explain the Nazca Lines Overfly activity, step by step. Once in the aerodrome, the aircraft staff will give you some security advice. Minutes later, the aircraft will be in the air!

In a few minutes, you will find yourself ascending in a circular path, gradually discovering the fantastic Nazca Lines. Prepare your camera because you will get unique photos of these indecipherable geoglyphs of monkeys, hummingbirds, trees, parrots, astronauts, dogs, condors, and other geoglyphs. All these were graphed by a pre-Columbian culture just as mysterious between 1 and 600 A.D. Their purpose is unknown. Still, many theories propose they were part of a giant astronomical calendar. This is one of life’s unique experiences, and now it's at your fingertips!

After your dream flight, our local host will welcome you again in the aerodrome, and, depending on your free time, he’ll recommend restaurants where you will enjoy a well-deserved meal on your own. The decision is always yours.

Following, you’ll be taken to the beautiful Huacachina Oasis, in nearby Ica city.

Lined with imposing palm trees, this paradise blue-green oasis is also surrounded by giant dunes on which you can have a wild and unforgettable sand buggy experience, crossing deserts at full speed and climbing steep sandy slopes under a stunning sun and a completely blue sky. Without mentioning the extra activity of sand-boarding, which consists of sliding over steep slopes of giant dunes, from the top to the down, similar to surf. Simply wonderful!

We will return to your hotel in Paracas at sunset, where you will take a deserved rest. Take a relaxing shower in your room or maybe enjoy a tasty dinner on your own.

NOTE: The overfly in Nazca Lines requires 2 persons as a minimum per departure. Please contact our Travel Agents about the single-passenger option.

  • Overnight in Paracas.
  • Included meals: Breakfast.

DAY 3: NAZCA – LIMA

NAVIGATE AMONG THE FANTASTIC BALLESTAS ISLANDS AND DISCOVER ITS RICH SEA LIFE

nazca lima ballestas islands

Are you ready to see some marine wildlife, up, close and personal? Well, today, early in the morning, a fresh and varied breakfast will be waiting for you in the dining room of your hotel. Afterward, your host will come to your hotel to drive you to the Chaco port, where you will board a speedboat, which will take you to explore the fantastic Ballestas Islands.

Head out to sea and discover an ancient Candelabro (candle holder) geoglyph on the slopes of a gigantic coastal dune in the Paracas National Reserve. Nobody knows its origin and function, but historians agree, it doesn't belong to the Nazca Lines.

Then, navigate among unique rock formations nestled between the deep sea and the deserted coast and be amazed by the sea lions, seals, guano birds, pelicans, and even penguins resting on these rocky islets in their natural habitat, without meshes and glass in between you. Completely fascinating!

In the afternoon, once the speedboat has docked in the local port and the tour has ended, your host will transfer you back to your hotel, where you can have a delicious lunch on your own and enjoy some free time.

At a particular hour, our host will say goodbye and you’ll be taken to Lima in private transportation.

Another local host will welcome you in the Peruvian capital and transfer you to your hotel of preference. Relax, enjoy the facilities or have an exquisite dinner on your own. This is a good time to recharge your batteries for your adventure tomorrow.

  • Overnight in Lima.
  • Included meals: Breakfast.

DAY 4: LIMA – CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY

WELCOME TO CUSCO BY ENJOYING AWANACANCHA ANDEAN CAMELID ZOO AND PISAC INCA NEIGHBORHOOD

sacred valley awanakancha cusco

Our adventure in Andean lands is about to begin! After a satisfying breakfast provided by your hotel, our host will take you to Lima airport and send you on a comfortable, 75 minute flight to Cusco, the ancient Imperial Inca City.

You can watch the Pacific Ocean merge with blue skies through your plane window which give way to gigantic dunes. These, in turn, collapse on the slopes of gigantic Andean mountains. Which were conquered many centuries ago by the impressive Inca civilization.

Upon your arrival to Cusco, our local host will be waiting for you at the zone of arrival national flights at Cusco airport with a sign with your name. “It is not altitude sickness… it is the feeling of being close to heaven” is a phrase he’ll often say about the altitude. Thus, to avoid altitude sickness, we’ll move directly from Cusco airport to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located 600 meters below Cusco. But please don't worry, you will get to enjoy all the wonderful sights of Cusco at the end of our journey once your body is perfectly acclimatized to the altitude.

Upon entering the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will visit an exceptional project called Awanacancha, where you’ll be able to appreciate the 4 types of South American camelids bred in captivity: the llama, the alpaca, the guanaco, and the vicuña. Also, you can feed them and learn to distinguish them. As if this were not enough, the Sacred Valley locals who work there will show you how they use their Inca ancestors’ techniques to transform the delicate fur of these animals, especially the alpaca and vicuña, into beautiful and colored clothes through traditional weaving, like multi-colored belts and exquisitely embroidered blankets, among others.

Then, we’ll continue descending through the valley slope until we reach a spectacular Inca archaeological site over a hill called Pisac, with magnificent terraced fields on its hill slopes, among Inca enclosures, squares, temples, and even an Inca cemetery! Our first contact with a rich Andean past! Descending into the modern town, we will lose ourselves among the colored stands of the famous Pisac traditional market, where we will be fascinated by its beautiful handicrafts made by local people, like fabric crafts, sculptures, jewelry, and paintings with Andean thematic.

Next, we will go to a charming restaurant in the middle of the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley to enjoy a delicious lunch made from local ingredients, fully included in our program. You can choose the restaurant, in advance, with the advice of our travel consultants.

Finally, we’ll go to our hotel in the middle of the spectacular scenery of the Sacred Valley and you can enjoy a delicious dinner here, on your own. A well-deserved sleep is guaranteed tonight.

  • Overnight in Sacred Valley.
  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY

EXPLORE THE LAST INCA FORTRESS OF OLLANTAYTAMBO, THE INCA SALT MINES OF MARAS, AND THE CIRCULAR TERRACES OF MORAY

sacred valley moray

The Sacred Valley still has treasures to discover, and you will not miss a thing! This day assures an unforgettable trip in a perfect climate. The Sacred Valley is known for its charming climate 365 days a year. First, you'll enjoy a delicious breakfast at your luxury hotel. Then, with our guide, we will begin our adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Discover Ollantaytambo, a fortress that was the last Inca refuge in Andean lands during the Spanish invasion. Wander among its narrow alleys, temples, enclosures and squares of well-carved, perfectly fitted, stone architecture. This incredible experience will be accompanied by stories and myths that your guide will tell you about the place. One notable mention, the fantastic ancient love story legend about an Inca military General and a beautiful Princess, the daughter of the Inca emperor Pachacutec.

Next, you will go to a beautiful farm in the middle of the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley, called Huayocari to enjoy a delicious and exclusive lunch made from local ingredients. Also, you can enjoy a paradise garden full of orchids and its beautiful colonial facilities.

Then, our next stop will be the white slopes of Maras. There, you will enjoy the brightness of 2,000 small Inca salt wells that are still used by local people today to provide themselves with salt. By the way, the Maras salt is recognized worldwide as being perfect for grills and barbecues.

Moving on, our guide will transfer up to Moray, where you'll be fascinated by a series of circular terraces, in the form of rings, that go into the earth's deeps. These circle terraces were used as an Incan laboratory to acclimatize crops. They sowed a specific type of seed in each circular terrace, from the smallest and deepest ring to the largest, to see the quality of the harvest they obtained.

Finally, we’ll return to the hotel to for a deserved rest, you can take a relaxing shower or, maybe, enjoy a fantastic dinner on our own.

  • Overnight in Sacred Valley.
  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

CONQUEST THE MOST INCREDIBLE INCA CITADEL, MACHU PICCHU, ON AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY!

machu picchu

The day to conquer Machu Picchu has come! After a delicious breakfast in your hotel, our host will take you to Ollantaytambo train station to dispatch you on a charming and comfortable train heading to Aguas Calientes, the modern town of Machu Picchu. The magical train trip will last one and a half hours, crossing the spectacular Peruvian jungle, always accompanied by the singing of exotic birds, leafy undergrowth, and the Vilcanota river that will follow the train's movement, like a snake on the lookout for its prey!

Once you arrive at Aguas Calientes train station, our local guide will await you at the arrivals gate. With your guide, you’ll go to the bus station to take a “CONSETTUR” bus heading to the top of a mountain where Machu Picchu citadel is located. After 35 minutes of the bus trip, the bus will drop you at the same entrance gate to Machu Picchu.

Then, you will enter the famous Inca citadel to start living the magic there! You can get lost between enclosures, squares, temples, and stone alleys perfectly carved and fitted. Exploring for two hours the mysteries and magic of an Inca citadel that continues to amaze the world with its beauty. Of course, as a soundtrack, you will listen to the stories of its construction, inhabitants, and function from your private guide.

Once the tour is over, but not before taking your dream photo of Machu Picchu, you’ll enjoy a fantastic lunch in the Tinkuy restaurant, the only one located on the same Machu Picchu mountaintop, to enjoy a fantastic lunch totally included in our program.

Next, we’ll take a CONSETTUR bus back to Aguas Calientes town and then to the train station. You’ll say goodbye to our guide there while he dispatches you on a comfortable train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy train stations. Whatever station you arrive at, another member of our staff will wait for you to transfer to the Cusco Hotel, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner on your own, before taking a relaxing shower and enjoying a well-deserved rest.

Don't worry; as you can see, you will always be assisted at any departure or arrival point!

OPTIONAL: If you want to continue enjoying Machu Picchu, this package, like all the others, can be fully customized by adding a night in Aguas Calientes. So, on the following day, you'll be able to enjoy a second visit to the enigmatic Inca citadel or hike to nearby mountains like Huayna Picchu and get fabulous photos of Huayna Picchu. Just tell us your requirements, and that's it!

  • Overnight in Cusco.
  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 7: CUSCO

EXPLORE THE MAGICAL CITY OF CUSCO AND KNOW WHY IT IS CONSIDERED THE ROME OF AMERICA

cusco square

Are you ready to visit the beautiful, old, Capital of the Inca empire, the “Rome of America” . Of course, we refer to Cusco!  After your hotel provides a comforting and delicious breakfast, your guide will be ready to transport you into the past.

First, you’ll explore the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, with its giant rocks perfectly fitted into its structure. The tour will continue by visiting the Qenqo Inca ceremonial center with its ancient sacrifice vestiges. Then, the Inca, military barrack, Puca Pucara will fascinate you with its beautiful views of Cusco. Following, our guide will show you the retreat place of the Inca sovereign called Tambomachay, with its beautiful water fonts, where the sovereign spent long periods resting and hunting.

Then, we will return to Cusco Center to lose ourselves in its charming stone alleys by appreciating the renaissance architecture of the Cathedral of Cusco and its famous painting collection of unique art style called "Escuela Cusqueña".

Later, your guide will lead you to Qoricancha temple, located a short distance from the Cathedral, where you will be fascinated with the mix of Inca and Spanish architectural styles, besides some original remains of the Inca temples inside it.

Finally, our tour will end in the main square. You might enjoy a nice lunch or dinner on your own in one of the nearby restaurants, or we can arrange transport to drop you off at your hotel. Whatever your decision, tell your guide what you would like to do!

  • Overnight in Cusco.
  • Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 8: CUSCO - LIMA

SAYING GOODBYE TO SUCH BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED

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Saying goodbye to a beautiful place doesn't have to be sad. That is why, at Machu Travel Peru, we want to save you this trouble. You can enjoy one final, delicious and comforting breakfast fully included in your hotel reservation.

Then, we will accompany you to the Cusco airport to say goodbye and send you on your flight to Lima.

What do you think about our "Overfly the mysterious Nazca Lines heading to Cusco" tour? Do you have any extra requests or questions? Please don’t hesitate to write to us. We will always be attentive to personalize your dreams in Peru at your desire!

NOTE: This program will allow you to visit Lima, Paracas, the Nazca Lines, the Ballestas Islands, Huacachina, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Pisac, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. Additionally, you can add more exciting day tours in Cusco or another destination in Peru. Please see our package list for more options.

  • Included meals: Breakfast.

PRICE

The price is fully customizable and can be tailored and flexible to your personal preferences and style, the price is basically based on final accommodation, travel dates, and other custom preferences during the tour.

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INCLUDED

INCLUDED:

  • 07 nights lodging at the hotels mentioned in the program, On Double and Triple Occupancy.
  • All Excursions and Tours In Private Service.
  • All transfers and transportation with a private van.
  • A Professional Driver.
  • All entrance tickets to all the attractions mentioned in the program.
  • Round trip VISTADOME train ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • 1/2-hour flight tour over the mysterious Nazca Lines.
  • See the most fascinating figures: monkey, hummingbird, condor, dog, etc.
  • Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • A Professional English-Speaking Tour Guide.
  • Personal attention.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets.
  • Domestic flights from Lima to Cusco & Cusco to Lima.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mount; extra charge of US$ 60.00 p/p.
  • Travel insurance.

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JW MARRIOTT EL CONVENTO CUSCO

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Cusco

ARANWA CUSCO BOUTIQUE HOTEL

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PALACIO NAZARENAS CUSCO

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ANTIGUA CASONA SAN BLAS CUSCO

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CASA ANDINA PREMIUM CUSCO

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Cusco

MAYTAQ WASIN BOUTIQUE HOTEL

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Cusco

ARANWA SACRED VALLEY HOTEL & WELLNESS

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Sacred Valley

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INKATERRA HACIENDA URUBAMBA

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CASA ANDINA PREMIUM VALLE SAGRADO

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SONESTA POSADAS DEL INCA YUCAY

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DOUBLE TREE RESORT BY HILTON HOTEL PARACAS

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HOTEL PARACAS, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT, PARACAS

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ARANWA PARACAS RESORT & SPA

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HOTEL SAN AGUSTIN PARACAS

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Paracas

HOTEL EMANCIPADOR PARACAS

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Paracas

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Overfly the mysterious Nazca Lines heading to Cusco

Destinations visited: Lima, Ica, Paracas, Nazca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu

Style: Religious, Cultural, Archaeological, Adventure and Experiential.

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