Tour to Lima, Pachacamac, Caral, Kuelap, Revash, Chankillo, Ballestas Islands, Paracas, Nazca, Cusco, Urubamba Valley, and Machu Picchu.  Titicaca Lake (Optional). 15 Days/14 Nights

Day 1: LIMA

Depart from USA or home country. Arrive in Lima in the evening, transfer to the hotel in Miraflores.
O’N Hotel Ferre or similar.

Day 2: PACHACAMAC - ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY MUSEUM

Spend the morning visiting Pachacamac, this is a mystic center and the location of one of the most important cults during the pre-Inca and Inca era.
Dedicated to the cult of an oracular Creator god for both Inka and pre-Inka cultures, it was a site for ceremonial pilgrimage.
Visit to the local museum, provincial temples and the Aclla-Wasi Convent.

PM: Visit to the Lima National Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. The guide will explain the historical and anthropological description and an esoteric viewpoint that will include all Peruvian cultures in various and diverse manifestations. For example, Chavin viewed from an esoteric point of view, an interpretation of the mystery of the Lanzon de Chavin, the mantle of Paracas, a theory about the Nazca Lines, and la Portada del Sol – Sun gate (Tiahuanaco). The visit continues with the Chimu Civilization, notable for its work in gold (up to 20 karats).
 

O’N Hotel Ferre or similar – Lima City.
MEALS: B, L.

Day 3: LIMA – BALLESTAS ISLANDS – PARACAS - NAZCA

We take our private van/car to drive south Lima for about 3 hours, upon arrival we will go to the harbor to board our boat to visit The Ballestas Islands to see Humboldt penguins, sea lions, blue footed boobies, thousands of seabirds, even condors have been known to visit, in the sea it is possible to encounter dolphins and even whales.
We will also visit The Paracas National Reserve, a land-based tour of the beautiful scenery of the national park, including dramatic cliffs, coastal dunes, ancient red-sand beaches, and more.
Optional: A Dune buggy and sandboarding tour in the nearby desert oasis Huacachina, an unforgettable adventure tour where a professional driver will take you deep into the desert to explore the huge sand dunes and a chance to try sandboarding down the dunes.
Thereafter we will continue to Nasca city.

O’N Hotel Casa Andina or similar – Nasca City
MEALS: B, L.
 

Day 4: NAZCA LINES - LIMA

Transfer to the airport, an early morning flight lifts us above the Nazca lines and figures in low-angled light for the best view of the geoglyphs. Every passenger is guaranteed a seat with a window.
These giant ground markings cover a vast area of Peru's Pampa de San Jose and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will see the following figures: The Astronaut (35 meters), the Monkey (90 meters), The Condor (135 meters), the hummingbird (97 meters), and others.
Before the flight you are going to watch an information video about the different theories of the Lines one of them is Maria Reiche´s Theory; Maria Reiche was the person who studied for more than 50 years, she said that all these lines and figures are the biggest Astronomical Calendar, following them we could know the summer and winter solstice.

After the flight, our explorations take us to our final stop which is the Cantalloc aqueducts, created almost a thousand years ago to provide a year round regional source of water. The underground canals minimized evaporation as they carried water from the mountain springs down to Nazca, and some of them are still in use today.

PM: Return to Lima.

O’N Hotel Ferre or similar – Lima City.
MEALS: B, L.
 

Day5: JAEN - CHACHAPOYAS

Today is a travel day. We depart on an early morning flight to the far north of Peru and Jaen city, where we shall board a bus for our four-hour ride into the mountains to Chacapoyas, with a box lunch along the way.

O’N Hotel Casa Andina Classic – Chachapoyas city (a small hotel housed inside a Colonial-style hacienda).
MEALS: B, L.

Day 6: KARAJIA – REVASH - LEYMEBAMBA

 

A 2 hour drive takes us to the archeological site of the Sarcophagus of Karajia, within the complex of Chipuric of the Chachapoyas Culture (1100 to 1300 A.D.) located 48 km northeast of Chachapoyas city. These are pre-Inca tombs nailed to the top of the cliff.
They have about 2 m. high; are molded in clay and decorated with geometric motifs. They are an original form of burial since it appears in groups of 4 to 8 and they are located in cliffs; go laterally united and reclined with backs to the rock of the cave.
It is interesting to note that the sarcophagi consist of two parts: head and busts, these sarcophagi are also called Purumachos.

Thereafter we return and drive to the village of Leymebamba. From there we hike (or ride horses) for an hour to the stunning funerary complex of Revash, which has numerous chullpas, or stone mausoleums, attached like ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings to the limestone cliffs overlooking the Utcubamba River. Plastered and painted in shades of cream and red, some of the chambers have two levels and contain hundreds of mummy bundles.
In the afternoon, we visit the Leymebamba Museum, where more than 200 mummies and their burial offerings are on display. They were recovered by archaeologists from a looted tomb site discovered in 1996 on the vertical cliffs that overlook the Laguna de los Condores, located ten hours by horseback from Leymebamba.

O’N Hotel La Casona – Leymebamba city
MEALS: B, L.

Day 7: KUELAP - CHACHAPOYAS

We depart by bus to Kuelap, a spectacular antiquity with evocative appeal like Machu Picchu. It takes an hour and half to get to this colossal fortress/temple complex located high in the cloud forest. It is one of the largest ancient monuments of the Americas. The massive exterior stone walls encircle more than 400 buildings, and many of them have decorated walls and carved friezes. Little is known about the culture that created this citadel, but radiocarbon dates show that it existed from at least the sixth century and was still inhabited during the Spanish Colonial period. In the afternoon, we return to Chachapoyas

O’N Hotel Casa Andina – Chachapoyas
MEALS: B, L.

Day 8: JAEN - LIMA

Today we return to Jaen and take our flight back to Lima.
Upon arrival transfer to our hotel in Miraflores.

O’N Hotel Ferre or similar – Lima City.
MEALS: B.

Day 9: CARAL – The Oldest City of America

We will depart early in the morning to Caral, now considered to be the oldest city in the western hemisphere and one of several pre-ceramic period sites located in the Supe Valley.
The Carales joined the oldest, Egypt and China contemporary civilization in America. They settled in the north-central area, between 3000 and 1800 BC.

They built 25 settlements where about 3,000 people were housed. The Carales raised their holy city in a high place surrounded by hills, which had an aquifer, good solar radiation during the year, little rainfall and moderate winds.
The sacred city of Caral consists of elaborate complex of temples, an amphitheater and ordinary houses. The urban complex is spread out over 150 acres (607,000 m²) and contains plazas and residential buildings. Caral was a thriving metropolis at roughly the same time that Egypt's great pyramids were being built.

They used local materials for constructive purposes. The shicras bags were stuffed vegetable fibers of stones that were used in the foundations of buildings, while the technique, a woven thatch log frame, rods and fibers was coated with clay and was used on the walls.
Villagers studied uneven ground or slopes and undulations.
Understanding the environmental conditions was essential for food security, so they built a laboratory where they had record of what they observed.

“They paid attention to other indicators of changes in climate, in the presence or absence of certain species of animals, changes occurring in the sea with El Niño or La Niña, but also on the ground with the abnormal movement of birds, frogs, crickets and insects.
After lunch return to Lima.

O’N Hotel Ferre or similar – Lima City.
MEALS: B, L.

Cusco, Urubamba Valley and Machu Picchu

Day 10: LIMA - CUSSCO

An early morning flight takes us to Cusco, the Holy City, capital of the Incan Empire. Cusco, “Navel of the Earth” according to the Incas, is situated 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains.
Upon arrival group will be transferred to your hotel at the sacred Valley (Urubamba), to the beautiful Willka T'ika Guesthouse Spiritual Retreat Center (www.willkatika.com), the beautiful healing center and garden guest lodge, the facilities include a spacious yoga studio, a massage and aromatherapy center, meditation sites, seven sacred gardens filled with flowers and medicinal Andean plants, food is 100% vegetarian and all the meals are lovingly prepared with organic, home-grown vegetables, herbs and Andean grains. There are also 3 outdoor solar baths carved into stones. Guests may soak in hot waters filled with medicinal herbs, flowers and earth minerals after a workout, or gaze at the star-filled southern skies at night.

Group will stay for a couple of days, acclimating yourselves to the elevation (3,000 m/9,842 ft) and to this timeless place where other dimensions open quickly and easily.

* Group will participate on an important ancient religious ritual and ceremony of offering to Mother Earth – Pachamama, known by the Inca or Quechua people as Ayni, the Universal law of Reciprocity.

O’N Hotel Willka T’ika or similar – Urubamba Valley

MEALS: B, L, D.
 

Day 11: SACRED VALLEY VISIT TO THE INCA SITE AND MARKET OF CHINCHERO, MORAY.

Early this morning we travel to the colorful market and ruins of Chinchero. This market offers a wonderful opportunity to buy woven goods, wall hangings, rugs, pottery, and many other types of handicrafts, as well as wonderful photographic opportunities. Observe the traditionally dressed campesinos coming to barter and sell their produce at the market.
We’ll visit an artisan’s workshop where expert weavers demonstrate the process of dyeing alpaca, llama, sheave, and wool textiles using natural and organic vegetables and minerals in the way the Quechuas (Incas) did hundreds of years ago.
We will also explore the ancient city of Chinchero which was occupied by the Wari culture well before the Inca’s.
Observe the remains of shrines like Teteqaqa/Stone Puma, rock sculptures of pumas and the wall of a temple with large trapezoidal niches big enough to stand up in.
Then Continue to "sacred terraces of Moray where there are four huge natural depressions that have been sculpted into deep terraces. These circles represent for us the Cosmic Spiral, and we work with the energy of this place to connect with the womb of the Mother Earth (Pachamama).

O’N Hotel Willka T’ika or similar – Urubamba Valley

MEALS: B, L.

Day 12: SACRED VALLEY, INCA SITES OF PISAQ AND OLLANTAYTAMBO.

We’ll see magnificent countryside, sandstone cliffs, fertile soil, amazing irrigation terrace systems, and glorious mountains along the Urubamba River.

Tour to the spectacular Inca site of Pisaq located on top of the mountain, which provides one of the finest examples of ancient stonework. Panoramas at Pisaq’s Inca citadel are magnificent. Terraces, water ducts and steps have been cut out of solid rock, we’ll hike the non-tourist trail to the Inkan Temple of the Sun, a doorway to Hanakpacha, the upper Andean world of the Condor, messenger of the Gods.
Visit to the tipycal market.

Therafter continue to visit Ollantaytambo, the Incan Temple of the Sun. considered one of the masterpieces of Inca stonework. Six giant monoliths of pink rhyolite are perfectly slotted together with thin slices of stone and oriented to glow with the rising sun.
We will also visit the different astronomic observatories, temple of the Condor, ceremonial fountains, and the village of Ollantaytambo, the remains of Tanpuquiro (Corn City), visit a Quechua house to see and understand the Andean or Inkan religion, their altars and different religious items and representations of the Andean cosmology that is now mixed with the Catholic religion.

In the afternoon group will take the train to Machu Picchu.

O’N Hotel El Santuario or similar – Machu Picchu Village (Aguas Calientes)
MEALS: B, L.

Day 13: MACHU PICCHU

Early in the morning we will board the bus to the sunlit terraces of the historical Inkan center of spiritual and political power.
Tour to all the Inca city of Machu Picchu we will visit and see the impressive work of Archaeoastronomy, the cosmic wisdom and sacred architecture.
In the general plan all the sections of the Sanctuary are aligned to the laws of the Andean cyclic order. The architectonic structures are perfectly oriented to the rise and set of the Sun, Moon and Stars on sacred moments during the year.
Thereafter there is plenty of time to explore by your self, for personal meditations, connection to the spirit world, explorations in feminine and masculine energy sites. Peruvian Magic Journey’s leaders will assist you in deciding which areas you might wish to further explore or hike. There are options for all levels of hikers.

O'N Hotel El Santuario or similar – Machu Picchu Village (Aguas Calientes)
Meals: B.

Day 14: MACHU PICCHU/HUAYNA PICCHU

Early in the morning we will journey back to Machu Picchu, you keep exploring and feeling the great energy of the Crystal City, thereafter we will hike Huayna Picchu with those who are being called to view Machu Picchu from even higher realms.
The rest will continue their exploration of this magical place. At this time we invite you to find a special place that speaks to your heart, relax, and listen to your spirit.

PM: In the afternoon we take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then continue by bus to Cusco City.

O'N Hotel Los Portales or similar - Cusco City
Meals: B.

Day 15: CUSCO INCA SITES

AM: Tour to visit the Qoricancha – Temple of The Sun, the most important religious complex in the Incan Empire, thereafter continue to Sacsayhuaman fortress, Temple of the Sun, Temple of The Lightning, House of Nobles, is overlooking the city of Cusco. Impressive stonework and structures weighing hundreds of tons will leave you in awe.

Quenqo – The Labyrinth, astronomic observatory and temple.

* For people going back to Lima, transfer to the airport to take your flight Cusco/Lima around 15.00 PM, and connect to your international flight back to USA or home country.
People taking the extension to Puno will stay one more night in Cusco.

O'N Hotel Los Portales or similar - Cusco City
MEALS: B.
 

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO TITICACA LAKE - PUNO

4 Days/3 Nights

 

Day 01: CUSCO - PUNO

Bus to Puno, in the way you will visit some sites like RAQCHI and others. The evidences indicate that Raqchi was a complex village with multiple constructions for various purposes; including farming terraces, "kanchas" (apartments), "wayranas" (buildings having only 3 walls), "qolqas" (storehouses), different shrines, religious water fountains, etc. Possibly, it was an important "tambo" in the route toward the "Collasuyo". The most important building within the complex is the WIRAQOCHA TEMPLE

We will have lunch in a nice restaurant on the route.
Also we’ll stop at reservations of Vicuñas and Alpacas (Andean Cameloids) herds to take pictures.

O'N Hotel Taypikala or similar in Puno.
MEALS: B, L.
 

Day 02: TITICACA LAKE

Breakfast and transfer to take the boat to visit the floating islands of Uros on the highest navigable lake of the world the Titicaca Lake, we will continue to visit Taquile Island a natural island, people are still living in their millenarian traditions, the guide will share information about their social life, costumes, their beliefs, Pacha Mama - Mother Earth, Mama Qocha – Mother Lake or Sea

Lunch in a nice restaurant at Taquile Island (optional vegetarian lunch).
We return to Uros Islands where we’ll stay overnight.
You will stay overnight at the floating Uros island in a family Lodge. You will have a little house/room for yourself, it is very simple.
This will be a unique experience that will give you an opportunity to interact with the families an experience life as they have been doing for hundreds of years, feel the feminine energy of the lake and nurture your whole being.

O'N Uros Island Lodge.
MEALS: B, L, D.

Day 03: UROS ISLANDS/ARAMUMURO/PUNO

After breakfast we will interact with the Uros families and thereafter return to Puno.
Tour to Aramu Muro a huge mysterious door-like structure has recently been discovered in the Hayu Marca mountain region of Southern Peru. Hayu Marca, 35 kilometers from the city of Puno has long been revered by local Indians as the "City of the Gods",
The door, or the "Puerta de Hayu Marca" (Gate of the Gods/Spirits) has been at some time in the distant past carved out of a natural rock face and in all measures exactly seven meters in height by seven meters in width with a smaller alcove in the center at the base, which measures in at just under two meters in height.
There is a legend that spoke of "A gateway to the lands of the gods", and in that legend it was said that in times long past, great heroes had gone to join their gods and passed through the gate for a glorious new life of immortality, and on rare occasions those men returned for a short time with their gods to "inspect all the lands in the kingdom" through the gate.
Another legend tells of the time when the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in Peru, and looted gold and precious stones from the Inca tribes - and one Incan priest of the temple of the seven rays named Aramu Muro fled from his temple with a sacred golden disk known as "The key of the gods of the seven rays", and hid in the mountains of Hayu Marca. He eventually came upon the doorway which was being watched by shaman priests. He showed them the key of the gods and a ritual was performed with the conclusion of a magical occurrence initiated by the golden disk which opened the portal, and according to the legend blue light did emanate from a tunnel inside.
The priest Aramu Muro handed the golden disk to the shaman and then passed through the portal "never to be seen again". Archeologists have observed a small hand sized circular depression on the right hand side of the small entranceway, and have theorized that this is where a small disk could be placed and held by the rock.
According to some individuals who have laid their hands on the small door, a feeling of energy flowing has been commented on, as well as strange experiences such as visions of stars, columns of fire and the sounds of unusual rhythmic music.

Others have said that they have perceived tunnels on the interior of the structure.
We will also visit the Temple of Fertility; we will share the knowledge of the Sacred Alchemy, phallic cult, etc.
Late in the afternoon Transfer to the airport at Juliaca to take the flight to Lima, upon arrival group stays at the airport for the flight back home, unless other arrangements are made.

O'N Hotel Taypikala or similar in Puno.
MEALS: B, L.
 

Day 04: PUNO/LIMA

After breakfast, you will be visiting the Silluastani towers on the outskirts of Puno. These ancient funereal towers are from pre-inca times and are examples of the most ancient cultures found on the Altiplano.
After a guided excursion of the site, continue onto Juliaca’s airport to take your flight back to Lima and connecting flight home.

* Flights JULIACA/LIMA available at 8.21 am, 13.20 pm, and 21.30 pm

MEALS: B.

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REGISTRATION, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

To reserve your space and the dates for the journey a US $ 500.00 deposit per person has to be paid immediately, 50% deposit of tour balance has to be paid 90 days prior the trip starts and 45 days the trip starts has to be paid in full. Every person has to fill out and sign the registration form of Peruvian Magic Journeys and send or bring it with them before the tour starts.

 

Deposit has to be made directly to a bank account or send it through Western Union to Cusco – Peru to Romulo Castilla.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Hotel Accommodations 4 and 3 STAR PLUS, breakfast, all entrance fees to archaeological sites and others, tour guides, all air and ground transportation as listed in itinerary once you arrive in Lima arranged by PERUVIAN MAGIC JOURNEYS.

NOT INCLUDED: Tips to porters, maids, bellmen, bus drivers, Tour Leader, guide, airport taxes, and other things not described in the itinerary, international airfare to/from Lima/Peru is not included and it is responsibility of the traveler make the reservation and obtain it.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 45 days prior 50 % and less than 30 days will be charged 80 % of total fare; NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN ONCE THE TOUR BEGINS.

WAIVER: I/we agree to take responsibility for all inconveniences and challenges that can happen while traveling in a third world country. I/we release Romulo Castilla and Peruvian Magic Journeys, from all responsibility and liability for unforeseen circumstances and /or changes in the schedule, weather, earthquakes, etc, acts of terrorism, and any other unforeseen events, mental/physical illnesses occurring during tour dates.
I/we are aware of and agree to the REGISTRATION, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICIES and understand and agree to all above information.