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I love Peru 12D/11N.


Experience the best of Peru's diverse landscapes and rich history with our exclusive package "I love Peru 12D/11N" with Qoricancha Expeditions. Soar above the mysterious Nazca Lines, trek the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and immerse yourself in the cultural wonders of Lake Titicaca. This extraordinary journey promises an unforgettable tapestry of ancient mysteries, breathtaking natural beauty, and authentic Peruvian experiences.

  • Travel and enjoy the best atractions in Peru.
  • Travel with Local tour operator, Adventure awaits, Go find it.
  • fully customized tour package with local tour guide.

Why Travel with Qoricancha Expeditions?

  • Expertise and Excellence: Qoricancha Expeditions is renowned for its commitment to excellence in guiding and customer service. With their experienced team, you're in the hands of professionals who will ensure a memorable and hassle-free experience.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Peru. Qoricancha Expeditions provides expert guides who will share their deep knowledge of the region, offering insights into the ancient Inca civilization and local traditions.
  • Small Group Advantage: Smaller tour group sizes allow for a more intimate experience, increased interaction with guides, and the opportunity to form connections with fellow travelers.
  • Memories for a Lifetime: Traveling with Qoricancha Expeditions guarantees not only an unforgettable adventure but also memories that will stay with you forever. It's a journey that promises to leave you with a profound appreciation for the wonders of Peru.

Huayna Picchu ticket. There is a popular mountain at the citadel, the famous Young mountain = Huayna Picchu mountain, hiking Inca Trail we can do only the 10am time, for that its important you can let us know in advance, so we can guaranteed the ticket, only 50 spots are available. It cost $75 each tciket. This is Optional.

What ou need to take for this tour:

  • Original Passport.
  • Small day pack.
  • Insect repellent (Machu picchu is located at cloud forest area)
  • Sun hat. sun screen.
  • Rain gear just in case for any month of the year.
  • Camara.
  • Wáter
  • Snack.
  • Trekking cloth
  • Hiking shoes.
  • for more detail information about packing for your journey check here.

Uncover the treasures of Peru on an all-encompassing journey. Sail to the captivating Islas Ballestas, witness the enigmatic Nazca Lines, explore Cusco's rich history, wander through the Sacred Valley, trek the iconic Short Inca Trail, hike the vibrant Rainbow Mountain, and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Lake Titicaca. It's a diverse, adventure-filled experience that showcases the best of Peru's natural wonders and cultural heritage.


  • Experienced english speaking tour guide
  • a 3*** Hotel according the itinerary
  • Aiport pick up and drop off
  • All entry fees according the itinerary
  • Meals according the itinerary
  • We follow you every single day to make sure all details are ok.
  • Expeditions round trip train ticket
  • All entry fees according the itinerary
  • We honor any food restriction, just le tus know at booking time.


  • some meals according the itinerary.
  • Huayna Picchu, it cost $75 each,. but is optional
  • Travel Insurance - optional but advisable
  • Tiiping for the crew


Day 01: Welcome to Peru

Welcome to Lima, the campital of Peru,  Our representative will be waiting for you at the Lima airport, ready to take you to your hotel accommodation upon arrival. No tours will be arranged for this afternoon.

IMPORTANT: Please confirm your flight arrivel and  departure details (airline, flight number, estimated arrival time) so our team can arrange your airport drop-off accordingly.

  • Accomodation: Tierra Viva Miraflores
  • Meals: None
  • Ticktes: None

Day 02: Lima - Paracas - Ballestas Islands - Huacachina Oasis + Nazca

Your adventure begins with an early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Lima between 04:00 to 04:30 hrs. From Lima, you'll embark on a 3.5-hour journey by car to reach Paracas.

The highlight of your tour will be a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, lasting approximately 2.5 hours. You'll witness a remarkable variety of rocky formations and encounter diverse bird and marine species in this captivating natural environment.

Following the Ballestas Islands excursion, you'll explore the impressive and remote Paracas National Reserve. This reserve is part of the Guinness World Record-holding 'Driest desert on Earth,' the Atacama Desert. Be sure to bring sunblock, a hat, and plenty of water, as the climate can be harsh. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the desert's formation, and you'll have the chance to admire the landscape, including lakes frequented by migratory birds, with the possibility of spotting pink flamingos.

Next, your journey will take you to the Huacachina Oasis, where you'll embark on an adventure across the stunning sand dunes. Hop aboard dune buggies and enjoy sandboarding, an exhilarating activity amidst the surreal desert dunes. Brave travelers can even try sandboarding down the dunes!

As the day's tour concludes, you'll head to Nazca for your overnight stay, marking the end of a day filled with exploration and exciting experiences.

  • Accomodation: Casa Andina Nazca
  • Meals: None
  • Entrance tickets: All included

Day 03. Nazca Lines, back to Lima

Your tour today begins with an early start as we pick you up directly from your hotel in Nazca between 07:00 to 07:30 hrs. The first highlight of the day is a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines, a truly unique and captivating experience. Following the flight, we'll visit the Chauchilla cemetery, renowned for its remarkably preserved mummies and soldiers with exceptionally long hair, some measuring over 2 meters.

After these intriguing tours, we'll return to Nazca, where you'll have some free time to enjoy lunch. Later, we'll visit a local vineyard, offering you the opportunity to learn about Peruvian wine production.

Finally, we'll embark on the journey back to Lima, which will take approximately 5.3 hours by bus. Upon your arrival in Lima, we'll ensure you are dropped off directly at your hotel, concluding a day filled with exploration and cultural experiences.

  • Accomodation: None required
  • Meals: None
  • Entrance tickets: All included

Day 04. Welcome to Cusco city + Cusco city tour.

Upon your arrival at Cusco airport, our representative will be there to greet you. They will then transfer you to the downtown area of Cusco, where your hotel is located. Cusco sits at an elevation of 3350 meters, and it's common to experience altitude-related issues upon arrival. To help acclimatize, we recommend enjoying a cup of Coca tea at the hotel.

Check-in at most hotels is typically around 12 pm. If you arrive early, you can leave your luggage at the hotel as they provide free storage. This gives you the opportunity to have lunch, and there are many restaurants around the main Plaza of Cusco.

At 1 pm, your Cusco city tour will commence. This tour includes visits to various sites in the city as well as Inca sites located in the upper part of Cusco. The tour usually begins at the Main Plaza of Cusco, a stunning location. You'll then visit the renowned Qoricancha, considered the center of the Inca Empire and where Inca civilization began.

Continuing the tour, you'll travel by transportation to the next Inca site, Sacsahuayman, which is the largest and most unique site on this tour, distinct even from Machu Picchu. You'll have ample time to explore and appreciate its grandeur. The tour also includes visits to Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay, smaller Inca sites with significant roles in Inca history. Throughout the tour, your expert guide will provide detailed information about each site and help you capture the best photographs.

The tour is expected to conclude by 6 pm, and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Cusco.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

Day 05: Sacred Valley tour, overnight in Ollantaytambo

The tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel at 8 am. Then, we will leave Cusco in our private transportation towards our first stop – an Alpaca farm, where you will have the chance to see the four of them: llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. These animals were very important to our ancestors, and the guide will explain the difference of each of them. Then, we will continue to Pisac, this place was the capital of corn and potatoes. Depending on the season, we will see the farming area.

Once we are in the Pisac Inca site, we will have a walking tour exploring the famous circular Andean terraces, rooms, and water fountains. It's one of the biggest Inca sites in the Sacred Valley. After you explore and see the beauty of this amazing Inca site, we will drive back to Pisac town where we will have the chance to visit the local market. It's one of the typical ones where the population still practices the exchange of products. It will be a good place in case you want to buy some souvenirs.

After that, we will continue driving for almost an hour until Urubamba where we stop for lunch. After enjoying the delicious lunch, we continue for 30 minutes driving to Ollantaytambo, known as the last living Inca city. This beautiful place has a nice Inca archaeological site where you will have a guided tour. It takes around an hour to explore and know the importance of this Inca site. After that, you will have time to walk and explore the local village, then the guide will take you to the hotel.

  • Acomodation: Sol Natura .
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

Day 06.- Hike short Inca Trail to Machu picchu.

We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:45 am and walk a few minutes to the train station, where we will take the train to km 104, the starting point of the short Inca Trail. There is an official checkpoint where you must show your original passport and can get a stamp if desired. You will prepare for the hike and begin the journey.

Chachabamba Inca site is located at the beginning of the hike, where you will have a guided tour. Then, you continue walking. The first section is a gradual uphill climb for about 3.5 hours. Along the way, there will be many stops to enjoy the view, take pictures, and have snacks. The scenery is breathtaking, passing through a cloud forest section that offers amazing flowers, mostly orchids, and hummingbirds. Next, we will reach an incredible Inca site called Wiñayhuayna, often considered a small Machu Picchu by most travelers. You will have a guided tour and time to explore this unique Inca site. Afterward, you will have lunch.

Following lunch, there is about 1 more hour of walking to the Sun Gate. Only Inca Trail hikers have the chance to reach Machu Picchu by walking through the Sun Gate. We usually arrive there around 2 pm, which is the perfect time to enjoy the afternoon views of the citadel and possibly witness the sunset. From the Sun Gate, there is 1 more hour of gradual downhill walking until you finally reach the Machu Picchu citadel. The trail takes you directly to the upper part of Machu Picchu, offering the best views. You will have ample time to enjoy the views and take pictures and videos.

Afterward, you will take a bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will spend the night. Once you arrive at your hotel, you can take a shower, and then you will have dinner at a restaurant.

  • Acomodation. Tierra Viva Machu Picchu *** or similar
  • Tickets: Included
  • Meals: breakfast – lunch and dinner

Day 07: Walking tour in Machu Picchu

Today will be the most important day. After an early breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and take one of the early buses up to Machu Picchu. Once you arrive there, the guide will lead you to the upper part of the Inca site, from where you will have the chance to witness and enjoy the sunrise (depending on the season you visit) and, for sure, capture the best Machu Picchu pictures. You will have ample time to see and relish all the magic that the New Wonder of the World offers to its visitors.

Afterward, we will continue with the walking tour during which the guide will take you to the most important sectors and palaces that Machu Picchu has to offer. This tour lasts around 2.5 hours. Once you complete the tour, if you have a Huayna Picchu ticket, you can hike the famous mountain. The hike takes about 2 hours round-trip, and it costs $75 per ticket. It's necessary to book in advance. If you don't have a Huayna Picchu ticket, you will bid farewell to the Lost City of the Incas until next time and take a bus down to Aguas Calientes town.

There, you will have your last lunch with the group (lunch is not included). Afterward, you will catch the afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo, where our driver will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in Cusco. The approximate return time is around 8 pm.

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

Day 08: Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley.

t promises to be an extraordinary day! Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 4 am to kick off your adventure. You'll embark on a roughly 3-hour drive to the trailhead. Around halfway to your destination, you'll have a chance to enjoy a hearty breakfast. As you approach the trailhead at an elevation of 4,350 meters, make sure you're dressed warmly and prepared for the cold and dry conditions.

The hike itself covers approximately 4 kilometers and takes about 2.5 hours to ascend. It's a challenging but rewarding journey, culminating in the breathtaking summit of Rainbow Mountain, also known as Winikunqa, which stands at an impressive 5,150 meters above sea level. Take your time to relish the experience, capture stunning photographs, and soak in the remarkable surroundings.

Following your time at Rainbow Mountain, your adventure continues with a hike to the Red Valley, located on the backside of Rainbow Mountain. From this elevated vantage point, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the entire valley, drenched in vibrant shades of red – a truly unique sight.

After fully appreciating both Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley, you'll retrace your steps, hiking back along the same route to the point where our driver will be waiting for you. A short 50-minute drive will bring you to a restaurant where you can savor a delicious lunch. After indulging in the meal, we'll begin our journey back to Cusco, and you'll be dropped off at your hotel. You can expect to return to Cusco at around 5:50 pm.

Enjoy this remarkable experience exploring Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley!

  • Acomodation: Tierra Viva Hotels.
  • Ticket. Included
  • Meals: NA.

DAY 9: Journey to Puno - SUN ROUTE

It is now time to continue your journey to Peru´s folkloric capital, Puno. This journey will be by bus and will include guided visits to pre-Inca and Inca sites.

The tour will have an early start between 6:00 a.m. to 6:20 a.m. It will be a full-day tour with stops at the Andahuaylillas church, the archaeological site in Raqchi, la Raya Pass, and the lithic museum of Pukara with arrive in Puno by 5,30pm, Once in Puno, you will be dropped off at your hotel for the night.

  • Accomodation: Tierra Viva Puno Hotel
  • Meals: breakfast and lunch
  • Ticktes: included

DAY 10: LAKE TITICACA TOUR (Urus and Amantani island)

Pick-up will be between 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. You will be transferred to the lakes port where you will take a boat to the floating island of Uros, where you will have time to explore around.

Following this, you will take a boat ride to the next island, Amanti Island, where you will stay with a local family. Tonight will be a basic accommodation, but a memorable one, as you will be surrounded by a nice family. This will allow for an opportunity to see how the indigenous people of the lake live. In the afternoon, you will climb the mountain up to the Temple of Pachatata to watch the sunset and party with the locals.

  • Accomodation: Homestay with local family in Amantani Island
  • Meals: Breakfast - Lunch and Dinner
  • Ticktes: All required

DAY 11: LAKE TITICACA (Taquile sialnd)

You will have an early breakfast with the family and take a boat to the next island called Taquile. This island is known for its intricate and rich textile and weaving traditions and sustainable tourism practices. You will have the opportunity to walk around the island and enjoy a delicious lunch by the lake.

You will return to Puno around 3:30 p.m. for the rest of the afternoon free of activities.

  • Accomodation: Tierra Viva Puno
  • Meals:  Breakfast and lunch
  • Ticktes: All required

DAY 15: Journey to LIMA (return to Lima)

Our representative will come to pick you up from your accommodation in Puno 03 hours prior to your departure flight to Lima. From Puno, you will be shuttled to the nearby airport in Juliaca.  Please know all travelers are required to be at the airport by no later than 02 hours to flight departure (national flights).

IMPORTANT: Please confirm your flight departure details (airline, flight number, estimated arrival time) so our team can arrange your airport drop-off accordingly. Your flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado should be in the morning hours.

  • Accomodation: None
  • Meals: Only breakfast
  • Tickets: None required


                                                  Trank you for Traveling with us! 


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