13 Days + 12 Nights- TURALEZA TOURING
3 Andean Countries
- Transfers to and from Lima and Cusco according to itinerary.
- 1-night accommodation in Lima (1 breakfast)
- 2-night accommodation in Cusco (2 breakfasts)
- Cuzco City Tour & Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park.
- 1-night accommodation in Sacred Valley (1 breakfast)
- Visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Visit to Machu Picchu by train in standard category
- Transportation, tickets and guides (English or Spanish)
- Transfers to and from Quito.
- 04-night accommodation in the city of Quito.
- Daily breakfasts
- City tour
- Visit to the Indigenous Market of Otavalo
- Visit to the Termas de Papallacta.
- Hotel taxes.
- 4-night accommodation at the chosen hotel in Bogota
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Transfer Airport – Selected Hotel – Airport in Bogotá
- Private City Tour Bogota, Candelaria and Monserrate – 4 hours approx.
- Oro and Noter Museum entrance.
- Cable Car and / or Funicular Transport to Monserrate
- Private Tour Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral (6 hours approx)
- Entrance tickets to the foreigners for the Cathedral
- Guide during the tours
Day 1: Lima
Arrival to the city of Lima, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, tour the most prominent places in the city of Lima to get involved with its charm and tradition. We will meet the colonial Lima by visiting its traditional historical center, appreciate the beauty of its Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, Municipal Palace and its imposing Cathedral. Meet one of the most representative Convents of the city, where we will find an architectural set of religious buildings. Observe the modernity of the city while touring the residential and financial area of San Isidro and finally get an incomparable view of the Pacific Ocean from the tourist district of Miraflores. Accommodation.
Day 2: Lima / Cusco – City Tour & Archaeological Park.
At the coordinated time, we will departure to the airport to fly to the imperial city of Cusco. Upon arrival, assistance and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon admire the wonderful pre-Hispanic and colonial legacy of the city of Cusco. Here you will visit El Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, ancient place of worship to the Sun god of the Incas and on which the current Convent of Santo Domingo was built. Contemplate the beauty of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco and admire the most representative sculptural and pictorial samples of Cusco art in its imposing cathedral. Later, we will visit the surroundings of the city, admiring the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and the amazingness of its walls composed of huge stones assembled with great precision. Meet the Kenko shrine, the watchtower of Puka Pukara and finally Tambomachay, an ancient Inca site of water worship. Accommodation.
Day 3: Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Get to know the Sacred Valley of the Incas. A picturesque route where you can appreciate important archaeological remains, landscapes and traditions. Visit the Awanacancha, a center of diffusion of the Andean textile and where you can observe closely different South American camelids. Then, visit the town of Pisac and its artisan market where you can shop, as well as experience the customs of its inhabitants. Admire the imposing archaeological park of Pisac, nestled on top of a mountain, and then travel by bus along the Vilcanota River to the different villages of the Sacred Valley, like the town of Urubamba, where you can enjoy a comforting lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon continue your tour to visit the Ollantaytambo Fortress, walk through its typical streets and ascend to the highest point of the fortress to admire the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Accommodation in the Sacred Valley.
Day 4: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cusco.
Live one of the most fascinating and extraordinary experiences in the world, Machu Picchu. The adventure begins by embarking on one of the most beautiful railway routes, crossing picturesque Andean landscapes and then entering the warm and lush jungle to the town of Aguas Calientes. Board the bus that will take you along a sinuous road to the top of a mountain. Take time to simply delight your senses and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Machu Picchu city, one of the 7 New Wonders of the Modern World.
Experience the sensation of walking through the passageways and alleyways, and witness the architectural greatness of the Inca Empire. Take with you the satisfaction of having contemplated an incomparable place in the world; later descend again to the town of Aguas Calientes to replenish the energies with a pleasant lunch. At the indicated time you will board the train back to Cusco. Transfer back to your hotel. Accommodation.
Day 5: Cusco – Quito.
At the coordinated time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Quito. Arrival, reception and transfer to the Hotel of your choice. Accommodation.
Day 6. Quito city tour and Mitad del Mundo.
At first we pick you up at the hotel to head towards the historic center of the city. The tour starts at the Guápulo Viewpoint where you can see the Church and Convent of the same name. Then, the tour takes Av. 12 de octubre in direction to the National Assembly, where there is a mural with a historical review of the Country. We continue the Alameda park, which is one of the first parks in the city. We arrive at the unique Basilica of the National Vow, different due to having gargoyles in the shape of animals of the Ecuadorian fauna as part of the decoration of the Church. We will have a brief stop and explanation; we continue towards the Plaza de la Independencia, where we must walk. We will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, The Church of the Sagrario, the Company of Jesus, and the Church of San Francisco (It does not include tickets.) We return to our transport to visit the Panecillo viewpoint, from where you can see the whole city, in its four cardinal points.
Afterwards, we head north and towards the “Mitad del Mundo City” (includes entrance) where there is the monument that commemorates the arrival of the French Geodesics who together with Pedro Vicente Maldonado in the colonial era made measurements to determine the center of the world.
In this place you have the possibility to change hemispheres with a single step. Inside the monument there is a recount of the Ethnic groups that exist in the country. You can visit the Intiñan Museum (Tickets not included). Here you can carry out different entertaining and exclusive experiments due to the fact of being in the middle of the equator. Return to the hotel.
Day 7. Quito – Otavalo.
We leave the city through the “Panamericana Norte” highway with panoramic view of the city. We will stop at Guayllabamba where you can taste the “custard apples” typical fruit of the area. We will cross the equator through the town of Cayambe where our guide will give us a delicious biscuit and “leaf cheese”, typical products of the area. We will stop at the Lago San Pablo viewpoint, in order to photograph it and observe the majestic Imbabura Volcano. We continue until we reach Otavalo. The Handicraft Market of this town is possibly the best known in South America, and every Saturday it is packed with different stands where there are hand-made creations made the indigenous Otavaleños. From jewelry, ceramics, tapestries, embroidery, hats, paintings to even musical instruments are offered. The mixture of colors, smells and sounds that invade the Plaza de Los Ponchos is a spectacle. Later, we will visit the town of Cotacachi, where we can see items made of leather and have free time for lunch (not included). Return to the city of Quito.
Day 8. Quito – Papallacta
Breakfast. We will head towards Papallacta, which is known for its hot springs and lagoon, where much of the drinking water for Quito is extracted. The hot springs of Papallacta, at 3300 meters high, are located on the shore of the Papallacta River. It is surrounded by bland lands with a great variety of Andean flora and fauna such as the Andean Condor, the national bird. Papallacta has 9 hot pools and 3 pools of cold water from the river, which provides a very picturesque panorama.
Because it is located between 2 volcanoes, the Cayambe and the Antisana, their magma represents the source of heat for the hot springs. Temperatures may vary between 30ºC to 70ºC; these natural pools contain high percentages of sulfate, chloride, sodium, calcium and a trace of magnesium. They are odorless and colorless but leave a slight salty taste. These waters have healing properties such as: improving intestinal function; anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and anti-rheumatic effects; aid in respiratory, renal arthritic problems. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the treatment of thermal baths or do horseback riding and short walks. Return to Quito.
Day 9. Quito Transfer out
Breakfast at the hotel. At an agreed time according to your flight, our staff will pass by you to take you to the Airport, to take your international flight to Bogotá, Colombia. Reception at the El Dorado International Airport by the driver and transfer to the hotel. Check in hotel. Free night to carry out activities of interest, we suggest visiting the G Zone, located in an exclusive sector north of Bogotá. Its name refers to all the restaurants located in this area that have an excellent Gourmet touch, for this reason it is one of the most visited areas by tourists and locals to delight their palates with the excellent menus that their restaurants provide. (Not included in the plan value). Night at the hotel.
Day 10. City tour in Bogotá
Breakfast at the hotel. At approximately 9:00 am, departure from the hotel for a cultural city tour of Bogotá and ascension to Monserrate. We will make a panoramic tour towards the Historic Center of the city, also known as La Candelaria. Here the memory of the beginnings of the Colombian Capital is still preserved, with its narrow and steep streets, its mansions with roofs and eaves colonial, old doors, hallways, balconies, ornate windows that evoke the memory of times of yesteryear.
We continue the journey to the Gold Museum where we will appreciate the largest collection of pre-Hispanic goldsmiths in the world.
We follow the tour in The Botero Museum. This houses a large collection of works donated to Colombia by artist Fernando Botero with the intention of spreading the arts and culture in his native country. 87 works that correspond to his personal collection of universal art and the rest, near the 123 pieces, were made by the same artist, then we moved to the Ascent to the Monserrate Hill: Monserrate is the quintessential symbol of the Colombian capital.
At the end, return to the hotel and accommodation.
Day 11 Zipaquirá – Salt Mine
Breakfast, Departure at 09:00 am, we will tour the Sabana until we reach the municipality of Zipaquirá commonly called Zipa. We will be arriving at approximately 10:00 a.m.
The Municipality of Zipaquirá is one of the great centers of exploitation of Salt of Colombia, which has given it the recognition as “City of Salt”. In Zipaquirá we will visit the Salt Cathedral considered in Colombia as the architectural jewel of modernity. The Salt Cathedral was declared 1st Wonder of Colombia in 2007.
We will descend 180 meters below the surface until we reach a Catholic church built in the heart of the salt mine, where it is possible to admire sculptures carved in salt, among which a 16-meter-high cross stands behind the main altar.
Once the tour in the cathedral is finished, at approximately 12:30 pm, we will move to the center of the municipality of Zipaquirá to visit its church and its beautiful plazas built with cobblestones. At the end return to Bogotá.
Day 12. Bogotá.
Breakfast. Free day for shopping
Day 13. Bogota – Transfer out.
Transfer in private service from the chosen hotel, to the El Dorado International airport. The hours of service are consistent with the itinerary of departure of the international or national flight depending on the handling.
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Program Does not include:
- Air tickets, personal expenses, optional excursions and food not described
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