6 Days / 5 Nights
Validity: JUL 01 2016- 31 MAR 2017 purchase by 2 Sep 2016
Places visited: Lima, Paracas, Nazca Lines and Ballestas Islands
Begin the tour in Peru`s capital Lima, a bustling blend of Inca heritage, colonial architecture and contemporary elegant neighborhoods. Fly over the mysterious Nazca lines, carved into the arid landscape. Board a boat for an up-close look at fur seals, sea lions, Humboldt penguins and numerous birds at the Ballestas Islands.
- International & Domestic flights
- Daily breakfast, all transfers, tours with bilingual guides in shared service, and local taxes
- 2 nights accommodation in double room at Westin Lima Hotel
- 1 half-day City tour in Lima
- 3 nights accommodation in double room at Paracas Luxury Collection Hotel in Paracas
- 1 half-day tour of the mystical Nazca Line over-flight
- 1 full-day tour Pisco Experience in Paracas
- 1 half-day tour to Ballestas Islands in Paracas
- 1 Desert Adventure tour in Paracas
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Entrance fees to National Parks
- Optional tours and experiences
- Any items not mentioned
From US$2,966 * PER PERSON including international flights departing from NY (JFK) & all domestic flights with Latam Airlines.
*Price per person in US$, based on std. room in First Class accommodation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Airfare included. Please read terms and conditions. Insurance is highly recommended. This is an exclusive promotion through Borello Travel & Tours.
Day 1: Lima
Transfer to Westin Lima Hotel.
Day 2: Lima
Half day City tour
Afternoon tour of Lima’s streets and plazas visiting the city’s key attractions. The tour starts at the Love Park in Miraflores with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean passing through San Isidro, the financial center of the city and goes on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. Visits to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Convent, where San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around the hallways in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. The tour continues to the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco with visit to Dedalo Arts and Crafts, a perfect stop for anyone interested in seeing art with ingenuity. Afterwards, visit Huaca Pucllana (ceremonial center of the Lima culture) for a short visit to the archeological site Museum and go to the restaurant to taste a delicious Pisco Sour.
**Please note Huaca Pucllana is closed on Mondays.
Day 3: Lima - Paracas
Nazca Line over flight Tour
Departure from Lima to Pisco airport (4 hrs drive). Be a part of the mystery of the Nazca Lines for a one-hour-forty minutes fly-over the astonishing lines, each with their unique design and immensity (some are 1,500 feet long) that can be only appreciated from 1,500 feet above. The lines comprise simple as well as complex zoomorphic designs that present more than 30 animals such as a monkey, a spider, a humming bird, a condor, as well as the renowned astronaut figure, among others. The origins are unknown, while many think it is a big astronomic calendar. Return to airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities and surrounding areas.
Accommodation at Paracas Luxury Collection Hotel.
Day 4: Paracas
You will depart to Ica, on your way to this region of vineyards, you will make an incursion in the Ica desert to visit the Huacachina Oasis surrounded by sand dunes and palm trees. Then visit a handcrafted Pisco cellar called “El Catador” in the same region, here you will be able to observe ancient clay vessels known as piscos and the unique oak press. Continue to Tacama winery, open since 1540. It is a pioneer growing grapes for pisco production. Its colonial architecture will lead us to the deepest roots of Peruvian pisco. The visit will include the bell tower, a vineyard and a wine cellar. Here you will have a delicious lunch. After the tour, return to Paracas.
Day 5: Paracas
Ballestas Islands Tour
Embark on a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands from the pier of the Paracas Luxury Collection hotel for a two-hour boat journey round the islands. Discover the Ballestas Islands diverse and endemic coastal fauna and take a close look at sea lions, pelicans, Humboldt penguins and other sea birds. Brief stop for appreciation and explanation of the Candelabro (“The Chandelier”), a giant figure marked on a costal hill in the style of the Nazca lines that only can be seen from the ocean.
Enjoy the action and adventure of the Paracas desert in an all wheel drive vehicle driven by experts who know the spectacular dunes. This region, where the winds blow from east to west, is full of history and culture and the landscape takes your breath away. After a fascinating time around the sand dunes and watching the sunset at one of the driest desert in the world, enjoy a luxury tent-picnic in a magical environment under the stars. Return to hotel via smoother route. Duration: 4 hours.
Day 6: Paracas – Lima
At appropriate time, transfer back to Lima Airport for your flight back home.
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Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only. Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.