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northern peru beach resort vacation
Duration: 11 Days - From Machu Picchu to Mancora beach
Location: From Machu Picchu to Mancora beach (11 days)
Price: U$1800
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Peru beach vacation, Machu Picchu Mancora

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  • Peru Beach Vacation

    Day 1 Arrival to Lima
    Day 2 Flight to Cusco – City tour
    Day 3 Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes
    Day 4 Machu Picchu – Cusco
    Day 5: Free day
    Day 6 – 10 Flight Cusco – Lima – Mancora beach.
    Day 11 Flight to Lima and home

  • Peru Beach Vacation – Itinerary

    Day 1: Lima

    Begin your vacation in the capital of Peru, Lima. There will be a guide and a taxi waiting at your arrival in Lima airport to transfer you to your hotel.

    Lima is a multi-ethnic and proudly holds a multi-cultural  heritage. The city offers a wide range of tourist attractions such as museums, cultural life, and colonial architecture. Lima, winner of the World Travel Awards’ prize for Best Culinary Destination in South America for the last 5 years, has some of worlds’s finest restaurants. Take advantage of your stay in Lima to discover the exclusive tastes of Peru – we’ll recommend a handful of excellent restaurants. For more information about our culinary trips, please contact us.

    Overnight in Lima.

    Day 2: Cusco

    Start your day with hotel pick up from your hotel via private taxi to Lima airport. Once checked in, board the aircraft for a  50 minute scenic fly over Andes Mountains, lakes, lagoons and canyons. In Cusco our guide will await for your arrival to transfer you to your hotel. We recommend you to take it easy the first days in Cuzco in order to get acclimatized to the altitude. Drink a lot of water and if you feel the need, you can take altitude sickness pills. They are available in every drugstore in Cusco. For more travel tips and information, click here.

    Afternoon free. Optional activities Cusco city tour, horseback riding etc.

    Overnight in Cusco.

    Day 3: The Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes

    The Sacred Valley tour begins with a scenic drive from your  hotel to Pisac. This 45 minutes ride, is the historic section that has connected the villages and towns of the Corao valley, the Sacred Valley with Cusco for centuries. Along the road there will be stops to enjoy panoramic views of the valley, visit weaving centers until we arrive to the  mountaintop of the Pisac complex.

    You will be walking through ruins, tunnels and temples and explore at this Inca complex skillfully built into a steep cliff while your guide describe the history hidden behind this place. We will enjoy spectacular vistas of the mountains sides, stone buildings, temples, crop terraces that still is in used by local farmers.

    After visiting the Pisac complex, we will head back to Pisac and visit its famous handicraft, produce and textile market. Andean people from far away gather here 2 times a week to sell and buy  from potatoes to handicrafts products.

    Later we board the bus for the next scenic 40 minute drive to Urubamba and enjoy an exquisite typical lunch at one of the restaurants. Another 20 minutes and we will be at Ollantaytambo a unique town that keeps its urban plan from Incas time. Your guide will give you a comprehensive guided tour at the town’s impressive fortress. How did they manage to carry giant carved rocks from a specific remote mountain to Ollantaytambo is just one of many unanswered questions.  We only see the fascinating result: enormous stones fitted precisely to built temples, terraces, fountains, an astronomical calendar and much more.

    After the guided tour, we will walk to Ollantaytambo station to take the train for Aguas Calientes (town below Machu Picchu). The train ride follows the Urubamba river and includes great views of the surrounding mountains. Along the way, the landscape dramatically changes from highlands into a deep canyon with lush rain forest. At Aguas Calientes, we check into our hotel and then meet for a nice dinner.

    Meals Included: 1 breakfast – 1 lunch
    Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

    Day 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco

    After an early good breakfast, we will get a 30 minutes transfer by bus to Machu Picchu. A complete guided tour around this magical complex is provided by your trip guide while walking along mystical temples, terraces, chambers, miradors and altars including a full information of the Temple of the Sun, the astronomical observatory and the countless of terraces.

    Machu Picchu, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983, was perfectly planned and contains unnumbered agricultural terraces built below and above Machu Picchu with the idea to control erosion, crop production, temples, palaces and more. All perfectly built in absolute aesthetic harmony with the surroundings.

    After your 2 hour guided tour, there will be enough time to explore Machu Picchu on your own or choose to hike Montaña, Intipunku or Huayna Picchu (highest peak behind Machu Picchu).

    After enjoyed the magic of the place, go back to Aguas Calientes and have a nice lunch. In the afternoon/early evening, we will meet at the train station. The train will take us back to Ollantaytambo where a transfer is waiting for us to drive us to Cusco, where we will spend the night at your hotel.

    Meals Included: 1 breakfast.

    Overnight in Cusco.

    Day 5: Cusco free day

    We need to see more relics of the Incas. Indeed, we must visit Moray which was the Incas experimental agronomic center. Here are three immense holes in the ground with distinctive circular terraces along the sides. These were used to re-create 12 different micro-climates and 20 different environmental zones. Thanks to this intelligent measure the Incas were able to experiment with and develop the use of different crops. Then it’s on to Chinchero, a cozy, small town with a beautiful church from the colonial period. In Chinchero we will visit a woman community weaving center. They demonstrate technique of how to clean the wool from sheep and alpaca, and the use of various natural plant and animal based colors for dyeing of yarn – a method that has been used for many hundreds of years from their ancestors.

    Finally, we head back to Cusco, where you will transfer to hotel.
    Afternoon on your own in Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

    Day 6: Flight to Piura

    Early transfer to airport and flight to Lima and then to Piura where one of our guides will wait for you to drive for 2 hours through mountains, small villages and beaches until Mancora. Once you book into your hotel you can relax and enjoy the sun.

    The turquoise waters of the northern Peruvian ocean have made Mancora one of Peru’s most attractive beach destinations. With 365 days of sunlight (Yes, 365) and temperature of 26 °C – 79 °F the northern beaches has been Peru’s best secret that now are open for tourists.

    The confluence of the know warm Niño and the cool Humboldt currents attracts countless of sea wildlife such as sea turtles, humpback whales, dolphins and fresh fish. This place offer a wide selections of delicious seafood, vibrant nightlife in a perfect fascinating setting makes this place a legitimate paradise.

    Day 7 – 10: Free days at Mancora Beach

    Enjoy your vacation at the beach, discover the local cuisine and just relax.

    We also provide a range of different extra activities you can choose from:

    Boat tour (Half Day): Go on a half-day boat tour along the Pacific Ocean offering wildlife sightings, such as blue-footed boobies, sea turtles, fur seals, dolphins and more. During winter, you can spot humpback whales migrating for warmer waters.

    Snorkel with turtles: Departures everyday from 7 am, finishing at 11 am. The turtle Eco adventure tour is  a unique adventure. North from Mancora the turtle tours prides itself in providing a unique style tours. This is the only opportunity to swim with the beautiful green sea turtles on South America. Once  with the proper snorkeling gear (Snorkeling gear included) jump into the water and  enjoy this magical experience. The turtles often swim close to us, before swimming away again. Be aware that touching the turtles is strictly forbidden, as this could cause them to drown. With these precautions in mind we can enjoy an unforgettable moment close to wildlife.

    Horseback riding: Go riding along the mountain sides. Departure mornings and afternoons.

    Mangrove national park tour (Full day) The tours starts at 8 am. Drive from hotel following the Panamericana highway via the Tumbes city to the Mangrove National reserve. We board a boat towards Puerto Pizarro, an ecosystem composed of mangroves, estuaries, and navigable channels that belongs to the Tumbes River delta. Later, you will visit wonderful island locations such as Amor (Love), La Isla Hueso (The Bone Island) and la Isla Ballena (The wale Island) that counts beautiful beaches where we will have time to relax and refresh ourselves, as well as present you to one of the most exquisite seafood dishes of the Peruvian northern part.  Continuing on with the tour we sail to other islands  to spot variety of birds, sea turtles, crocodiles and caimans, enjoying beautiful views of the mangroves and the surroundings. After the tours ends we will take you back to the the hotel at approx. 8 pm.

    Day 11: Flight to Lima

    Transfer from hotel, Flight to Lima and then home.

  • What’s included?

    Meals Included: All breakfasts and 2 lunches.

    Transfers: All transfers after your arrival in Peru.

    Accommodation: Hotels and lodges.

    Transport: Public busses, local flights, train, motor boat, private transprt.

    Sacred Valley tour: Comprehensive guided tour, entrance fees, private transport and lunch.

    Machu Picchu: Full guided tour, entrance fees, bus tickets Aguas Calientes -Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes, train tickets Cusco – Aguas Calientes – Cusco.

    Beach tour: Hotel resort, all breakfast, transfer in an out.

    Group leader: We provide a guide who will assist you in each city of the trip who will provide information and tips during your Peru Adventure tour.

    What’s not included?

    Hotels and meals when passengers want to stay at the hotels, instead of continuing on with the trips.

    The extra activities at Mancora Beach are not included in the price and cost an extra fee. Please contact us for more info.

    What to bring

    Travel documents: travel insurance certificate, flight tickets, passport, visas (with photocopies).

    Lightweight long trousers, shorts, thermal/fleece top, bathing suit, T-shirts, sandals, sports shoes, sunglasses, watch or alarm clock.

    Personal items: eco-friendly toiletries (bio-degradable – no pollutants please!), hat, sunblock, insect repellent.

    Money: traveler’s cheques/cash/debit card or credit card, money belt.

    Refillable water bottle and water purification pills.

    First-aid kit.

    Small backpack to carry personal items during the day.

    For more information about this tour or any other Peru tours please read our Peru travel info.

  • Hotel rooms

    The price for this package is arranged to accommodate 2 people in a hotel room. If you desire to have your own private room, extra charges will be applied to the standard price.

    Hotels, hostels and lodges are carefully selected according to the best hotels reviews in TripAdvisor, usually 4 and 5 points hotels.

    Not satisfied with the hotels, upgrade to 4 or 5 stars, we have a long range of hotels from colonial to modern in almost all the arrival destinations.

  • Departures 2017

    Flexible departures. Minimum number of people to open a group in any date are 2.

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