Lima / Paracas / Trujillo / Chiclayo / Mancora Beach

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a Peruvian culinary experience – learn how to prepare the traditional ceviche and pisco sour
  • Fly over the Nazca Lines – a unique look at the geoglyphs which are a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Yacht ride to the Ballestas Islands – watch sea lion colonies in their natural environment
  • Visit archeological sites in Trujillo – including Chan Chan, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Relax on the sand of Mancora Beach

Note: Airfares are not included. Ask our Destination Experts about great pricing on international and domestic Peruvian airfares.

ACCOMODATIONS

CITYNIGHTSHOTELS
Lima3Casa Andina Select
Paracas1La Hacienda Bahia
Trujillo1Casa Andina PC Costa del Sol
Chiclayo1Costa del Sol, Wyndham
Mancora Beach2Aranwa
DAY 1
Arrival in Lima

Upon arrival, a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.

DAY 2
Lima

Morning visit to a local market, you will be impressed by the large variety of fish and seafood showcased at the local markets. Try some local produce and watch a demonstration of how to prepare ceviche, pisco sour and other Peruvian cocktails. Stroll through the bohemian district of Barranco and walk across the Bridge of Sighs. Next is the Pedro de Osma Museum, where you will see the finest collection of colonial paintings, furniture and textiles. Continue to Mario Testino photograph exhibition, one of the world’s most influential photographers. (B,L)

DAY 3
Lima | Paracas

Travel through the coast of Peru and arrive to Paracas. Transfer to the local airport for a spectacular flight over the Nazca Lines, a series of complex designs, some up to 984 feet long, which can only be seen in their true dimension from an altitude of at least 1,500 feet. The geoglyphs in this UNESCO World Heritage site are the most extraordinary legacy left by a culture that flourished over 2,000 years ago. (B)

DAY 4
Paracas | Lima

Early morning yacht ride to the Ballestas Islands, passing the Candelabro. These islands, also known as the Guano Islands, constitute the habitat to large concentrations of sea bird and sea lion colonies in their natural environment. El Candelabro (The Candelabra) is a geoglyph of more than 394 feet, better appreciated from the ocean. (B)

DAY 5
Lima | Trujillo

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Trujillo. Upon arrival, a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel. Visit nearby archeological sites, including Chan Chan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was the largest city in pre-Columbian America. It was the capital of the historical empire of the Chimor from the 10th to 15th century. Lunch is included at the seashore village of Huanchaco, known for its totora seahorses – a typical small reed boat used for fishing. (B,L)

DAY 6
Trujillo | Chiclayo

Morning transfer to Chiclayo. This three-hour journey, down the Pan-American highway, offers a panorama of scenes from coastal Peru, alternating irrigated river valleys and stretches of arid dune and rocky desert. Later, you have an excursion to the magnificent mud-brick burial platform of Huaca Rajada, where the world-famous Tomb of the Lord of Sipan was discovered. Admire fabulous gold artifacts, precious stones and the ancient Moche civilization’s history. Then, visit Túcume, also know as the Valley of Pyramids, with 26 pyramids riding out of the plains. Afterwards, visit the brand new Tumbas Reales Museum and discover the historical richness there. (B,L)

DAY 7
Chiclayo | Mancora Beach

This morning, you will be driven by the bay on the way to the Peruvian northern beaches. It is over 75 degrees and the sunny sky is there all year long! Lunch upon arrival. Overnight at your hotel in Mancora. (B,L)

DAY 8
Mancora Beach

The day is yours to relax on the beach or visit the bohemian Mancora town. (B)

DAY 9
Mancora Beach | Departure from Lima

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, to connect with your return flight home. (B)

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