Around Lima

From $250.00
1 Day
Lima
1 full day Per person from Adult $275.00 / Child $250.00

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Tour Overview

Our full day extension to the north of Lima takes us up the desert coast on a remarkable excursion. Travel by beautiful beaches and through some of Peru’s most unique terrain to Caral, where civilization in the Americas originated.

At the same time that the Egyptians flourished on the banks of the Nile, 5,000 years ago, a similar complex culture began in Peru. The oldest metropolitan center in the Americas found in the central coastal desert of Peru, according to recent carbon dating, began to flourish between approximately 2,627 and 2,100 years before Christ.

Predating the famous Inca Empire by some 3,500 years, the discovery of Caral challenges established theories of civilization in the Americas. The ruins changed history when researchers proved that a complex urban center in the Americas thrived as a contemporary to the ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.

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Prices
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change. Prices based on 3.5% cash discount. Prices based on a group minimum of 2 adult travelers. Deposit is 50% of total. Remaining balance becomes due 60 days prior to tour departure.

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Accommodation
N/A

Group Size
Minimum 1

Meals Included
N/A

Transport
Private bus/van

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Depart Lima / Caral / Lima(B)
After a hearty breakfast our caravan will depart Lima at 5:30am in route to the oldest precolonial settlement in the Americas, Caral. We’ll travel 185km north on the Panamerican highway. We will then head northeast up the Supe river valley for another 25 km, stopping for a beverage and snack at a desert oasis.

Our caravan will reach Caral by 10:00am. We will have a 1.5 hr guided tour of the sanctuary followed by free time to explore and take pictures. Departure will be at approximately 12:30 pm. Don’t miss the fantastic tamales in the rustic village of Supe.

Estimated arrival in Lima 6:00pm. Transfer to hotel.

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What’s Included

Excursion to Caral archeological site Private transport as per itinerary
English speaking bilingual local guides
All entrance fees

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From $425.00
3 Days
Lima
3 days Adult $ 475.00 / Child $ 425.00

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Been to the Andes and Amazon? This 3-day extension will show you the best of southern coastal Peru. See the mysterious Nazca Lines on a magnificent 35-minute flight. Visit Tobe and his potters’ studio, see the ancient desert cemetery of Chauchilla, see the Nazca Lines from the air and enjoy the best Nazca Lines planetarium show in Peru. We finish up outside of the Paracas National Reserve, as we take you on an informative and remarkable boat tour to the Balletas Islands. Tour includes

Nazca Lines over flight, all overland transport on Cruz del Sur as per itinerary, transfers to/from bus stations, excursion to Chauchilla burial ground and local potters’ studio, excursion to Ballestas Islands, English speaking bilingual local guides, all entrance fees and 2 breakfasts.

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Prices
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change. Prices based on 3.5% cash discount. Prices based on a group minimum of 2 adult travelers. Deposit is 50% of total. Remaining balance becomes due 60 days prior to tour departure.

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Accommodation
3 star hotels (2 nts)

Group Size
Minimum 1, no maximum

Meals Included
2 breakfasts are included

Transport
Private taxi/van, luxury bus, light aircraft, motorboat

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Lima / Nazca
Day 2 Nazca / Paracas
Day 3 Paracas / Lima
Day 4 Departure

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Day 1 Lima / Nazca (B)
Early this morning we’ll collect you from your hotel or residence for private transfer to Cruz del Sur bus station for a scenic 7-hour bus trip to Nazca. Cruz del Sur is one of the most reputable bus companies in Peru. Enjoy top-notch Crucero luxury bus service, offering onboard video movies, bathroom, a light lunch and ¾ reclining sleeper seats.

Upon departing Lima, pass through the numerous shantytowns and urban sprawl that extend 70km through the deserts south of the metropolis. The trip passed the numerous beach communities south of the Metropolis, through fertile fluvial coastal valleys and through terrain comparable to the surface of the moon.

Upon arrival in Nazca, you’ll be met at the bus terminal by our local representative and transferred to your hotel (15:00pm). Check in, drop your bags and board your private vehicle for an afternoon trip (1.5 hrs.) to the haunting Pre-Inca burial grounds of Chauchilla where the profanation of tombs by the huaqueros (grave robbers), have left some tombs discovered, in which you can appreciate the old inhabitants’ relics. Following Chauchilla your guide transfer you back to the hotel for the evening.

Day 2 Nazca / Paracas (B)
This morning you’ll be collected from the hotel and transferred to the Nazca airport. Buckle up and get ready to be amazed by the splendor and magnificent art of the Nazca lines. Unfolding beneath you are dozens of animal figures, trapezoids and ruler-straight lines that lie across the rocky Nazca plateau, visible only from the air. The mystery surrounding the Nazca Lines continues to go unanswered. Some say it is an ancient solar calendar. Others suggest the Lines acted as ritual pathways for religious processions. Still others believe it was just an ancient culture’s way of asking for water during a long drought. That will be up to you to decide upon.

Once on the ground again you’ll be taken back to Nazca city for lunch, before picking up your luggage at the hotel and transferring to the Cruz del Sur bus terminal for the 3.5-hour journey north to Paracas.

Upon arrival in Paracas, you’ll be met at the bus terminal and transferred to your selected hotel. Have the afternoon/evening free to enjoy the hotel pool, take a stroll on the boardwalk and have lunch/dinner at one of the numerous seafood restaurants located in ‘El Chaco’.

Day 3 Ballestas Islands / Lima (B)
This morning our local representative will collect you from the hotel (08:00am) and take you to the private port where you’ll enjoy a two-hour boat trip to the Peruvian version of the Galapagos Islands, more commonly referred to as the Ballestas Islands. Located on the fringes of the National Reserve of Paracas, we’ll venture by speedboat accompanied by our local biologist to get a glimpse of the abundant marine life thriving in the Peruvian seas. He will orient the group with a short lesson on to the wonders and tragedies of the Peruvian coastal waters.

Observe Sea lions, Pelicans, Penguins, Peruvian Boobies, Cormorantes and other Marine birds as well as the famous “Candelabro”, an enigmatic desert drawing that many people believe is related to the Nazca lines.

Following the Ballestas tour at 11:00am you’ll have some time for lunch before transferring back to the Cruz del Sur terminal for the last leg of your journey. Upon arrival in Lima you’ll be met at the bus terminal and transferred to your hotel or residence.

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From $55.00
4 Hours
Lima
Daily Morning Departures 4 Hours Adult $ 60.00 / Child $ 55.00

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Trip Overview You’ll be collected from you hotel and depart Miraflores along the coast heading south. We navigate the rush hour traffic and get glimpses at the urban sprawl and numerous ‘pueblos jovenes’ or shanty towns, in route to the Villa Wetlands Reserve Zone, the only area still officially protected in Lima. Due to its strategic location on the Pacific west coast and below sea level elevation, the Villa Wetlands Reserve is an important stop for migratory birds. See the sprawling Totora reed beds that act as home to more than 150 migratory bird species, including 30 species from as far away as the Arctic Circle, the Caribbean and Patagonia.

From Villa we travel another 20 minutes to Archeological site of Pachacamac. It is considered, along with Cusco, as having been a main religious center in Pre-Hispanic Peru. Made entirely of mud adobe bricks, the complex is full of monuments, temples and small palaces. We’ll visit the most important areas including the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of the Virgins of the Sun, followed by a stop at the on-site museum before heading back to Lima. Then, it is time to say ‘adios’ to your guide and driver upon return to your hotel.

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Prices
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change. Prices based on 3.5% cash discount. Prices based on a group minimum of 1 adult travelers. Deposit is 50% of total. Remaining balance becomes due 60 days prior to tour departure.

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Accommodation
N/A
Group Size
Minimum 1, No Maximum

Meals Included
N/A

Transport
Private Van.

What’s Included

All entrance fees
Bilingual English local guide
Privately owned transportation throughout

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From $40.00
4 Hours
Lima
Daily Morning Departures 4 Hours Adult $ 45.00 / Child $ 40.00

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This tour offers the best combination of the main attractions in Lima and its’ three historical periods: PreHispanic or ancestral, colonial and contemporary.

In the Lima area there were numerous pre-Columbian cultures that date back thousands of years. The region was part of the Inca Empire until 1535 when Francisco Pizarro founded the Colonial city of Lima here. The Peruvian Vice royalty was the most important in the Spanish Colonial Empire and Lima was its capital. On this city tour, you’ll see the most important squares, churches and colonial mansions. See the Plaza Mayor (main plaza), Plaza San Martin (San Martin Square) and Plaza Grau. In the main plaza, see the City Hall, the Government’s Palace, the Archbishops Palace and the main Basilica Cathedral. Then spend about an hour in the San Francisco Convent and catacombs, a true 16th century architectural and artistic gem.

In Lima’s historic center we’ll visit one of Lima’s most beautiful buildings, the Museum of the Central Bank Reserve, where in the old basement vault, we can admire many of Peru’s treasures: a fine display of gold objects, pre-Columbian ceramics and textiles.

The tour continues passing near the old ‘Desamparados’ train station, and Exposition park, then on through the modern district of San Isidro passing the famous Parque los Olivos or ‘Olive Grove Park’, where Spanish conquistadores planted thousands of olive trees, then to the district of Miraflores with a visit to ‘Huaca Pucllana’, a pre-Inca adobe pyramid smack in the middle of the bustling city. We round out the tour with a stop at Lover’s Park or ‘Parque del Amor’ with a stupendous view of the Pacific Ocean followed by transfer to your hotel.

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Prices
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change. Prices based on 3.5% cash discount. Prices based on a group minimum of 2 adult travelers. Deposit is 50% of total. Remaining balance becomes due 60 days prior to tour departure.

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Accommodation
N/A

Group Size
Minimum 1

Meals Included
N/A

Transport
Private bus/van

What’s Included

All entrance fees
Bilingual English speaking local guide
Transportation throughout

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