Peru. Travel and rest in mysterious Peru.
Population 29,907,003 Peru Territory 1,285,220 sq. km Situated on the continent of South America Capital Lima Money in Peru Sol (PEN) Domain area .pe Phone country code 51
The oceanfront, combined with a tropical climate, creates all the conditions for a beach vacation in Peru. The natural conditions in almost every part of the country are favorable for a comfortable resort vacation. Tumbes is a famous resort destination. Local beaches are suitable for quiet rest, and for fans of active rest – divers and surfers. Also it is a fine resort Mankora with excellent waves for windsurfing. The capital of the country is a comfortable resort city for rest, for all tastes. The city of Puno is a unique resort, which is located on the shores of the magnificent Lake Titicaca. You can admire the majestic Amazon by visiting the resort of Iquitos.
Climate of Peru:: The climate varies from tropical in the east to dry desert in the west. From temperate to cold toward the Andes.
It is difficult to describe the sights of Peru, as their number is enormous. Many historical treasures are known throughout the world and have become invaluable assets. For example: the mysterious Machu Picchu or the capital of the Republic, its historical center, the city of Lima. It is noteworthy that entire cities in the country are unique and inherently are landmarks. The cities of Cuzco, Chan Chan and Pisac are a striking confirmation of this fact. Other significant places such as Nasca, where the famous “Candelabra”, Chinchero Fortress, Choquequirao, Chulpas Silustani, Urumbamba Valley and many others can be highlighted.
Terrain of Peru:: The western coastal plain (Costa). High Andes in the center (Sierra). Eastern plains, jungles of the Amazon basin (jungle).
The republic has taken in a large number of tourists and has given thought to the accommodation of guests. To make visitors comfortable, the AttonSan Isidro and Casona Plaza have taken care of comfort. You can always count on the hospitality of the hotels: “De Ville Inn,” “Dorado” and “Eco Inn.” Decent service and home comfort for visitors will be provided in “El Cabildo”, “Eureka” and “Inti Winaywayna. Staying at the killa Inn or Los Girasoles guests will not be disappointed. The staff at the Mancora Marina, Novotel Lima or Plaza Mayor are always helpful and friendly. After interesting excursions, it is always nice to come back and relax at the Rio Sagrado and Tierrasur.
Peru has resources like: : Copper, silver, gold, oil, timber, fish, iron ore, coal, phosphates, potash, hydropower, natural gas.
Most likely the main leisure activity in the country is to travel to its unique places. Nature has generously gifted Peru with its riches, which are definitely worth seeing. Excursions to the Salinas de Maras, the Manu, Paracas and Pacaya Samiria National Parks would be a good pastime. The country’s beaches offer vacationers a full range of water activities: diving, windsurfing, snorkeling, and many other ways to have fun. In major cities, guests will be offered a more traditional leisure – casinos, discos, nightclubs and other such entertainment. Restaurants, cafes and bars will always welcome their customers. In addition, there are many festivals and holidays, which will not let you get bored.
Peruvian money: Peruvian new salts replaced inti in circulation at a ratio of one to 1000000, in 1991. Banknotes in denominations of ten to two hundred soles have been introduced into circulation. There is also the coin equivalent of salts. In addition, sentimas are also circulating in the country. In addition to national money, U.S. dollars are willingly accepted and exchanged in Peru, which is more profitable for tourists.
In a country with such a rich historical and cultural past of museums should be by definition, and Peru has many of them. There are some that have exhibited their exhibits in various countries, for example, the priceless Museum of Gold. All of the museums in the country are literally of interest, because they are full of unique exhibits. It is definitely worth your time to visit the Museum of Nation and the National Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The Museum of Ceramics has an intriguing exposition of works that impress with their magnificence and craftsmanship. The Museum of Pre-Columbian Art has amazing antiquities in its collection.
In the state, transportation is represented by all kinds. The most convenient and widespread are air transportation. Air communications are established between the major cities. International flights are performed from several cities, except for the capital. There are about two hundred airports in the country. Transportation by road is less convenient, because the terrain is very rugged and the condition of the roads leaves much to be desired. However, moving around the country by bus is quite popular, because its cost is much lower than the price of airfare. Rail transport is quite developed and relatively convenient. However, you should keep in mind that the schedule is often disrupted. Water transport is largely developed. The main significant port is located in Callao City.
Standard of living
Manufacturing and mining occupy an important share of Peru’s economy. Large amounts of minerals, oil and gas reserves have been found in the interior of the country. Agriculture and the fishing industry are also developed. Tourist line has received good development. Standard of living in the state is not high. Unemployment is not high. The cost of goods, services and the real estate depends on a region and can considerably differ. Salary at the average is $200. A large portion of the population is poor. The level of security is reasonably high.
On the coast of the Pacific Ocean, in South America, is the state of Peru. The capital of the republic is one of the continent’s largest cities, Lima. More than seven million people live in the main city. The capital is an ancient and unique city. Many historical and cultural monuments are concentrated there.
The country occupies a considerable area. On its territory there is a considerable quantity of large cities. Among them: Pucallpa, Chachapoyas, Tumbes, Tacna, Huaraz, Abancay, Moiobamba, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Puno, Cajamarca, Cerro de Pasca, Callao, Piura, Moquegua, Huancavelica, Chiclayo, Huánuco, Ica and many others.
The mysteries of northern Peru
Itinerary: Lima – Cuzco – Machu Picchu – Cuzco – Puno – Lake Titicaca – Lima – Chiclayo – Trujillo – Lima.
We invite you on a journey through mysterious Peru! The classic itinerary will not only introduce you to very popular places among travelers, but also will reveal many of the mysteries of the country, which carefully preserves the heritage of extinct civilizations. During the trip the group will be accompanied by a qualified Russian-speaking guide. You can see the beautiful pearls of the “city of kings”, stop at a picturesque mountain lake Titicaca, feel the incredibly powerful energy of the ancient temples of Machu Picchu, reach the ancient temple of Korikancha and visit the ceremonial complex of Sacsayhuaman, erected by the first Inca Manco Capac.
Tour duration: 11 days/10 nights.
Tour type: group tour.
Tour dates in 2022-2023: by request (arrival possible on New Year and May holidays!) .
Cost of the tour per person:
|Type of accommodation||3* hotels||4* hotels||5* Hotels|
|DBL||from $3,510||from $3,710||from 4185|
|SGL||from $4,370||from $4,815||from $5,785|
|TPL||from $3330||from $3,570||on request|
Tour price includes:
- all domestic airfare;
- transfers and transfers according to the program;
- meals according to the program;
- services of Russian speaking guide;
- railroad tickets (Expedition class) to Machu Picchu;
- entrance tickets to museums according to the program.
- international flight;
- airport taxes;
- additional excursions (optional);
- meals and drinks not included in the price;
- luggage overload fee;
- early check-in and late check-out (if necessary);
- health insurance;
- tips for drivers, guides;
- personal and other expenses not mentioned in the program.
Program of the tour
Day 1: Lima
International flight to Lima Airport, transfer to hotel, check in and rest.
Day 2. Lima .
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will explore Lima, the “City of Kings,” located along the Pacific coast. The tour of the city will begin with a visit to the preindependence ritual center of Huaca Pucciana, and then you will walk through the heart of the city, which preserves the Spanish colonial heritage of the 16th and 18th centuries.
Later, you will travel to the historic center of Lima. You will surely appreciate the peculiar charm of past colonial times that still exists today. Francisco Pizarro, the founder of Lima, defined the Plaza de Arms as the place where the various power structures are located.
In the center of the square there is a magnificent bronze fountain built in 1650. Not far from it there is the Cathedral (1535) and the Government Palace. You can visit the Monastery of Santo Domingo (1535), construction of which began just after the founding of Lima, but was not completed until the end of the 16th century.
The monastery is decorated with Sevillian tiles. The church contains many paintings illustrating the early years after the founding of Lima. It is also worth noting the rich library with twenty-five thousand books, many of which have been kept there since the early years of the founding of the city. Note the exquisitely carved cedar choir and the altar with the relics of three Dominican Peruvians who have been declared saints – Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan. It was here that the largest National University of San Marcos was founded.
Visit the Museum of Gold. Its exhibition consists of 8,000 objects made of silver and gold. Ancient Peruvian goldsmiths used a variety of techniques to produce these objects.
Techniques – forging, laminating, filigree and polishing. Sometimes gold was mixed with platinum. The jewelry displayed in the museum was worn by chiefs, priests and warriors.
You will see gold posthumous masks, tiaras, earpieces, shoulder pads, ritual knives, ceramics from the Chawin, Wari, Mochika cultures, a tunic covered with a thousand gold plates, and a palanquin embroidered with gold and silver of the Chang Chang lords.
Buffet lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Free time for an independent walk.
Day 3. Lima – Cuzco.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport and flight to the city of Cuzco, located 3,309 meters above sea level. Meeting, check in to the hotel and room accommodation.
In the second half you will visit the temple of Coricancha (the name means “golden necklace” in Quechua). On its foundations the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors built the Church of St. Dominic. Scholars believe that during Inca times, the walls of the temple were covered with gold plates. The shrine has been almost completely destroyed several times by earthquakes. Surprisingly, the foundation and lower walls of the temple, built by the Incas, have always remained intact due to the peculiarities of construction, the basis of which was an elegant system of interlocking polygonal blocks.
Later you will visit the Sacsayhuaman ceremonial complex. According to legend, it was erected by the very first Inca, Manco Capac. Its huge constructions are in amazing harmony with the beautiful surrounding scenery. The tour continues with a tour of the Kenko Sanctuary, where you will see a stone altar hollowed out right inside the rock. On the same day, you will also visit the Puka Pucara watchtower and the sacred springs of health and life, Tambomachay.
After returning to Cusco, you will have dinner with a folkloric program in a restaurant. Dancers and musicians dressed in colorful national costumes will perform before you.
Day 4. Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the train station and transfer to the train. Arrival at the village of Machu Picchu, transfer to the bus stop where you can take a small bus to the top of the “lost city of the Incas” along a winding road and enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful views of the Urubamba River canyon. The whole trip usually takes about 30 minutes.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient city of Machu Picchu is located at the very top of the mountain range, two and a half kilometers above sea level. During its construction, technologies unknown in our time were used. Magnificent terraces, stairs, ceremonial buildings and even residential structures are sure to impress you the most.
A tour to Machu Picchu means a very interesting guided tour of the lost city. This is where the most enlightened priests left after the fall of the Inca Empire, this city the Spaniards could not find. It was built from huge blocks of limestone without the use of mortar on top of the mountain, surrounded by impenetrable jungle.
At Machu Picchu you will see the vast terraces and ceremonial buildings of the urban sector: the Temple of the Sun, the Inti Watana – the sundial, the Three Windows Room, the Temple of the Condor and the residential structures. The energy is strong everywhere and the views are breathtaking.
After the guided tour, you will take the tour bus down to the small town of Aguas Calientes and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the train station and transfer by train to Cuzco and rest at the hotel.
Day 5. Cusco .
Breakfast at hotel. If desired and for an additional fee, optional excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a visit to the fortress of Ollantaitambo.
Day 6. Cusco – Puno
Early breakfast at the hotel. At 7:00 you will take the scenic road to Puno. On the way, stop briefly 40 kilometers from Cuzco, in a place called Andovahuayliyas, to see the beautiful church. It was built by the Jesuits in the 16th century and is located in the main town square.
The next stop is near the ancient Inca temple of Racchi, located more than three kilometers above sea level. The sanctuary, with its immense walls and spacious passageways, was built in honor of the creator god Huiracocha. It was the religious and administrative center of the Inca Empire. Lunch at Sikuani.
After lunch you will stop at La Raya Pass, located 4,400 meters above sea level, with beautiful views of the Andes. There is a roadside market where you can buy local handicrafts. Also on this day you will visit the museum in Pucara, where souvenirs in the form of clay figurines of bulls are sold. This was once the center of the pre-Inca culture (5th century BC – 5th century AD).
Arrival in Puno at 18:00, accommodation in hotel of chosen category. Hotels 4* and 5* in Puno are situated on the picturesque shore of Lake Titicaca.
Day 7. Puno – Lake Titicaca – Lima.
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to the highest navigable lake in the world – Lake Titicaca. You will be taken to the floating islands of Uros, built of reeds, there are more than 40 of them on Lake Titicaca. The Aymara Indians live here, strictly following the traditions of their ancestors. They catch fish, hunt birds, and use coastal vegetation, including reeds, to build houses and boats.
You will visit the ancient burial towers of the pre-Indian cult structure, the Chulpas Silustani. These quadrangular and circular structures reach a height of 12 meters and are surprising in that the diameter of the base is smaller than the top of the structure. Guided tour of the beautiful lagoon of Umayo 34 kilometers from Puno, transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima.
Arrival, meeting with the host representative, transfer and hotel accommodation.
Day 8. Lima .
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for independent wanderings in the city. If you wish, and for a fee, you can go on an excursion (for the whole day) to the islands of Balestas and the Nazca Lines.
Day 9. Lima – Chiclayo
Breakfast at the hotel, after which you will transfer to the airport for departure to Chiclayo. Meeting with the representative of the host country, transfer to the hotel complex, and room accommodation.
On this day you will visit one of the best museums of South America – Museo Senora Sipan. It is located in the tomb where the remains of Sipan were found. In the museum you can see the most beautiful beads, breastplates, earrings to wear in the ears and nose, headdresses, bracelets and wands made mainly of precious stones, gold, silver and their alloys.
On the coast, ten kilometers west of Chiclayo is the village of Pimentel. A tour of the old pier used to export cotton and sugar, now the longest pier in South America.
Lunch in a restaurant with freshly caught seafood. Afterwards we drive to the pyramids of Tucume. Historians believe that they were built by an unknown civilization, older and more powerful than the Incas. Tukume complex consists of 26 clay pyramids or “uakas” (temples), each about 40 meters high. They are located on an area of about 220 hectares. Research has shown that the first pyramids were erected around 700 AD, as the center of the new culture of Lambayeke. According to legend, the necessary tools for their construction were given to people by the god Naylamp and queen Sterni, who came out of the sea.
Day 10. Chiclayo – Trujillo
Breakfast at the hotel complex and transfer by regular bus to the town of Trujillo (travel time – 3 hours).
Immediately after your arrival you will visit the Temple of the Dragon, which is located 5 km from Trujillo. Its building is decorated with anthropomorphic figures and images of centipedes.
Visit the archaeological complex of Chan Chan, located in the Moche Valley. It is an earthen city, the largest in pre-Hispanic America. Chan Chan was once the capital of the Great Chimu Empire and occupied an area of 20 square kilometers. The walls of the complex are decorated with reliefs of geometric figures and stylized animal drawings. In 1986 Chan Chan was recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Lunch in the farmhouse with a demonstration of de paso horses. The Peruvian Paso is a breed of horse that has been bred and preserved for over four hundred years. Next is a visit to the Temple of the Moon, the walls of which display images of the God Ayah-Payek. Also here you can see multi-colored wall paintings with clear outlines of the face of the deity Aya-Paek in the image of an animal. The Moon Temple reaches a height of 21 meters. Inside it, archaeologists found a tomb with the skeletons of more than 40 warriors.
Day 11. Trujillo – Lima
Breakfast in the hotel complex. If desired and for an additional fee, an excursion to the archaeological site of El Brujo is possible with a visit to the Museum of Senora Cao, which contains jewelry and relics, as well as archaeological finds of the last twenty years.
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Lima. Arrival, connection with international flight, international flight.