Fair South & the Andes 16 days
A fair and solidarity tours, to discover the roots of the fair and solidarity trade! A unique big, big novelty!! We present you the new tours, exclusively designed by Peru Etico, a new experience, where we’ll take you to discover the roots of the fair and solidarity trade.
We’ll take you to: the wonderful Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, the Titicaca Lake and the Taquile Is-land and finally Cusco with the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
Departure date at your choice… all year long!
1º day: Arrival in Lima
Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel in Lima.
2º day: Arrival in Cusco
Transfer to the airport. Flight Lima-Cusco. Pick-up at Cusco airport and transfer to hotel, where you’ll have time to relax and allow your body to get used to the altitude. Free afternoon; we advise you to relax and have a light meal. Night in hotel.
3º day: City Tour of Cusco
Around 9:30 a.m., after breakfast, trip via private transportation to San Pedro Market, where we’ll be surrounded by Andean tastes, colors and smells. This is a real glimpse into local life and is thus the perfect starting point for a visit to Cusco. Next, we’ll go visit the Incan ruins on the outskirts of Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.
In the afternoon, we will go back into town, and we’ll take you to visit one of these places, that you can choose among (entrance fees not included): the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas; the beautiful MAP (Museum of Pre-Columbian Art); Qoricancha or the Temple of the Sun; the suggestive distric of San Blas with the Coca Shop (where they legally use coca leaves to produce alternative products such as infusions, chocolates, cakes, ice creams and so on); a handicraft market where you can buy presents. Night in Hotel.
4º day: Pisaq community
At 8 a.m. we’ll leave for Intihuatana region, in the Incas Sacred Valley, at about 1 hour far from Pisaq. Here, we’ll meet the Communities of Cuyo Grande and Cuyo Chicho, where live about one hundred indigenous farmer families that dedicate their life to agriculture, to the production of essential oils and to the handmade production of clay products. The schedule of the visit is organized alternatively by the two communities persons in charge. Accomodation and night in Cuy Grande or Cuyo Chico, in local family house.
5º day: Sacred Valley of the Incas
After breakfast, at 8.30 a.m., we’ll go back again to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We’ll visit Pisaq, with its impressive ruins and the handicraft market, a unique market in the world, where the colours and the smells are blended with the colonial architecture. Then, we’ll continue our trip to Ollantaytambo, an Incas wonder, with its fortress and a little town perfectly preserved. In the afternoon, we’ll go by train to Aguas Calient to start our Machu Picchu adventure. Night in hotel.
6º day: Machu Picchu
At dawn, we’ll live the ultimate dream: taking the bus from Aguas Calientes and entering Machu Picchu, the “lost city.” If you are feeling particularly energetic, you can also hike to the summit of Wayna Picchu. In the afternoon, we’ll take the train and a bus (from Ollantaytambo or from Poroy) back to Cusco. Night in hotel.
7º day: Do-It-Yourself Day in Cusco
Whole day free in Cusco, you can have a walk or visit another beautiful area of the Sacred Valley: Maras and Moray.
8º day: On the road to Puno highlands
We’ll come to pick you up at 7 a.m. and start our trip to reach the city of Puno. The tourist bus (with heating, air conditioning, chemical toilet, DVDs, service on board and buffet lunch in Sicuani included) will make a series of stops along the way: Andahuaylilla, Rajchi and Pukara. Pick-up at the Puno bus terminal and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, around 7 or 8 pm meeting with Peru Etico person in charge. Night in hotel.
9º day: Titicaca lake
Early wake-up call and breakfast. At 7:30 a.m.a Peru Etico person in charge will come and pick you up at the hotel and we’ll go to the harbor where will board a boat exploring the Titicaca Lake, the highest navigable lake in the world.
First, we’ll visit the floating Uros Islands, north of Puno bay. Next, we’ll head to Taquile, the lake’s biggest island, and dock on the north side of the island. From there, we’ll go to the small harbor of Huayllano. The Huayllano families will show us the island’s ancestral traditions; as their guests, we’ll eat their typical dishes and, for a night, live like real “comuneros”.
In the evening, we’ll have dinner with our host family. Night in the host family’s home.
10º day: Taquile Island
after breakfast, we’ll have time to explore the bay’s surroundings, the beach and some archeological ruins. Then, we’ll walk to Taquile town, where we’ll have lunch. After lunch, we’ll walk down to the harbor and return to Puno, arriving around 6 p.m. Night in hotel.
11º day: Canyon and spa
In the morning transfer by touristic bus from Puno to Chivay, where we’ll arrive in the early afternoon. This small town lies in Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world, where we’ll admire wonderful views and its animals, such as alpacas, lamas, vicunas, guanacos, vizcachas and son on. Those who want, can also bathe in the renowned hot springs of the valley. Night in hotel in Chivay.
12º day: The Condor of the Andes
Departure at dawn to reach the Mirador de la Cruz del Condor, a perfect viewpoint for observing this magnificent Andean bird, which will fly close to us. Then, we’ll continue our tour and go back to Arequipa, along the trip we’ll have some stops to visit some little towns of the valley. The arrival in Arequipa is around 6 p.m.. Night in hotel.
13º day: Arequipa, the White City
Whole day free in Arequipa, the “white city”. Don’t miss the Saint Catalina Convent, the Museum of Juanita Mummy and the delicious traditional meal of the local cuisine. In the evening pick up at your hotel and transfer to the bus station where we’ll take a high quality bus (with heating, air conditioning, chemical toilet, DVDs, service on board) and we’ll reach Nasca at dawn of the following day.
Note> for whom, who is not interested to visit Nasca, it’s possible to go directly from Arequipa to Huacachina Oasis, where it’s possible to go sand-boarding on the dunes or ride through the desert on a dune buggy to see the sunset.
14º day: The mysterious Nazca Lines
Free day. We suggest you try one of these optional activities: fly over Nasca lines with a light plane (needs to be booked at least 10 days in advance); go to an observatory near the Pan-American highway where you can observe a few figures; visit the Cantalloc Aqueduct, 2km from Nasca or visit the archeological site of Cahuachi at a distance of 30km. In the late afternoon transfer by bus to Paracas. Pick up and transfer to the hotel. Night in hotel.
15º day: Ballestas Islands
After breakfast, at 7.30 a.m. we’ll got Paracas harbor, where we’ll board a motorboat that will take us to the Ballestas Islands. During the trip, we’ll see: the Humboldt’s penguins, sea lions, seals and many types of aquatic birds. At the end of the trip, we’ll go the Paracas Museum and we’ll have a wonderful walk in the nature reserve, where we can admire wonderful landscapes and its animals in their natural habitat. In the afternoon, transfer by bus to Lima. Pick up at the bus station and transfer to the hotel.
16º day: Departure and / or City Tours of Lima
Transfer to the airport. Intercontinental flight.
If the intercontinental flight in the evening, you should spend the day with our City Tour, where we will take you to discover Lima, with its more authentic and special aspects.
- 2 persons: 2410.00 US$
- 3 persons: 2270.00 US$
- 4/9 persons: 2210.00 US$
Prices are per person and are expressed in U.S. dollars.
If the length of your vacation isn’t the same as the length of our tour, write us! Together, we’ll draw up an itinerary that suits you. Remember that our tours don’t have fixed departure dates; you decide when to travel !!!
Please note the following:
Transfer from city to city by high quality bus: toilet on board, heating, air conditioning and very reclining armchairs. If you prefer to travel by private car or minibus, please contact us to know the cost at: email@example.com
Private tour: Cusco area, Titicaca Lake, Nasca, Paracasnaturalreserve, Lima.
Tour shared with other tourists: Colca Canyon, Ballestas Islands.
On Taquile and in Cuyo Grande/Chico, the houses are very simple and the services basic. The rooms are pretty and welcoming, and don’t worry about the cold; your hosts will provide blankets.
The project contribution will go to the projects of Taquile community and Cuyo Grande/Chico.
Fully equipped bus from Cusco to Puno, Puno to Chivay, Arequipa to Nasca, Nasca to Ica and Paracas to Lima.
- Flight Lima-Cusco (economy class).
- All transfers airport-hotel and vice versa.
- All transfer by bus, train included in the program.
- Lodging in selected hotel, guest-house, B&B and hostel, mostly family-run, in double or twin rooms with a private bathroom and breakfast included, where the traveler will find all the support that needs.
- Lunch in Sicuani during the trip from Cusco to Puno.
- One night on Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca in a Huayllano family home.
- One night in Cuyo Grande or Cuyo Chico near Pisaqin a family home.
- All meals during the two days on Taquile and during the visit to Cuyo Grande/Chico.
- Tours and excursion that are in the program with an english-spanish guide.
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (only one way).
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, Uros and Taquile.
- Fully equipped bus from Cusco to Puno, Puno to Chivay, Arequipa to Nasca, Nasca to Paracas and Paracas to Lima.
- International flight to and from Peru.
- Project contribution (100 dollars per person).
- Travel insurance policy (mandatory) that covers: emergency assistance, medical, baggage, ground transport, flight.
- Private guide in English at Machu Picchu.
- Lunches and dinners (except those specifically listed above).
- Entrance ticket: BTC ( Cusco Tourism Ticket) 130 soles
- archeological sites on the way from Cusco to Puno 21 soles
- Colca Canion 70 soles.
- Flight over Nasca lines by a light plane.
- Entrance ticket to the archeological sites on the way from Cusco to Puno.
- Lima city tour with private driver at your disposal during the last day.
- Both light and heavy clothing
- Hiking boots
- Swimming suit
- Insect repellent
- US Dollars (Euro has a worse exchange rate)
- Lenght16 days
- RouteCusco – Puno – Arequipa - Nasca
Ethical ranking How much ethical and responsible is this tour?
100 USD per person to deposit in loco for the Association PeruEtico Italia and the social inclusion projects scheduled for the current year.
Projects and other social associations visited during the tour
Community Huayllano - Taquile, Lake Titicaca
Cuyo Grande and Cuyo Chico (ceramic and essential oils) - Pisac, Sacred Valley
Always walk when possible
Eat typical local food (0km)
Low-energy and water consumption accomodations.
Local economy promotion
Local guides and cultural mediators
Lodging and restaurants in local structures.
Rediscovery and enhancement of local and popular legends and stories
Real knowledge of the visited country and enhancement of cultural diversities
Accomodation at local community (Taquile)
Public means, to promote a direct contact with the local population.
Fair and equitable working and salary conditions for all our collaborators.