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Day 1 – Wednesday, March 18


Overnight at Casa Andina Select Miraflores or similar.

International arrivals and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 – Thursday, March 19


Overnight at Casa Andina Select Miraflores or similar. (L)


Our full day tour will start at the heart of Colonial Lima.  Founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535 it became the most important South American city of the period.  We will visit Lima’s most imposing colonial churches and mansions including the Government Palace, the Plaza de Armas, the City Hall, the Cathedral and the 17th century San Francisco Monastery. After lunch, we will continue to the Larco Herrera Museum. Founded in 1926, it is located in a unique 18th-century, vice-royal mansion built atop a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The museum showcases a remarkable series of galleries that chronicle 3,000 years of Peru's pre-Columbian history. 

Day 3 – Friday, March 20


Overnight at Casa Andina Select Miraflores or similar. (B, L)

This morning we will visit the extraordinary textile collection at the Museo Amano in Miraflores. The afternoon is available for independent activities, visits to Lima’s archaeological sites or shopping.  

Day 4 – Saturday, March 21


​Overnight at Casa Andina Select Miraflores or similar. (B)

Today we will spend a full day between Miraflores and Barranco, two of the most interesting neighborhoods of Lima.  Barranco is bohemian with many art galleries, a contemporary Art Museum, cafes, restaurants and bars.  We will visit the studio of Amapolay whose work is part of MOIFA’s exhibition and the renowned gallery Las Pallas, whose owner Mari Solari has collaborated with MOIFA in previous exhibits. We will enjoy lunch and allow free time for private visits to the Pedro de Osma Museum and other sites. 

Day 5 – Sunday, March 22


Overnight at Hotel DM Ayacucho or similar. (B)

Transfer to the Lima Airport

Domestic flight from Lima to Ayacucho                            LA#2183                                       3.08pm 4.10pm

Upon arrival we will be taken to our hotel. After check-in and relaxation we will have an orientation walking tour of the center and surrounding areas.

Day 6 – Monday, March 23


Overnight at Hotel DM Ayacucho or similar. (B, L)

This morning our tour begins at the historic center of Ayacucho. Our tour will visit the PlazaMayor, colonial houses such as Casa Castilla, Casa Zamora, the Catedral and if available, the beautiful churches of San Francisco, Santa Teresa, and San Cristóbal. After lunch we will drive to the neighborhood of Santa Ana where we will appreciate the richness of the popular art. We will visit the workshop of artists including Alejandro and Alexander Gallardo, the Sulca family, Rosalia Tineo Torres, Jose Galvez and Saturnino and Vilma Oncebay as well as other artists.

Day 7 – Tuesday, March 24


Overnight at Hotel DM Ayacucho or similar. (B, L)

After breakfast we will visit the pre-Inca ruins of Wari and Pampas of Ayacucho. In 1550, the chronicler Pedro Cieza de León recounted the discovery of several monumental structures whose architecture differed from previously discovered Inca structures. He was describing Wari, the capital of the first Pan-Andean state, from the pre-Inca period (between 600 and 1000 A.D.). Wari is an example of urban planning using pre-Hispanic engineering techniques. The urban core, which spanned some 1,000 acres and at its peak was home to some 40,000 inhabitants, was strategically located in a position with rapid access to the coast and the inland jungle, mid-way between the northern and southern mountain ranges, where they established administrative centers and colonies.


After lunch, we will continue to Quinua, a village located 25 miles from Ayacucho, where pottery is the town’s main activity. The quality of the red and cream-colored clay lends these works a unique characteristic. Here we will visit the workshops of Victor Huaman Quinua, Mamerto Sanchez and Artemio Poma.

Day 8 – Wednesday, March 25


Overnight at Hotel DM Ayacucho or similar. (B)


Our tour this morning will begin at the Museo de la Memoria, where we will meet some of its principals and volunteers. This museum addresses the incredible violence experienced in Peru between 1980 and 2000, and particularly, the political and social situation in Ayacucho where the Shining Path movement started. After lunch, we will visit the Mercado Artesanal Shosaku Nagase where we will have the opportunity to visit with local artists and appreciate their work including the workshop of Edwin del Pino and many others.

Day 9 – Thursday, March 26


Overnight at Casa Andina Select Arequipa or similar. (B)


This morning is free to further explore the town, to do some last minute shopping or to pack. You will be taken to the airport in time to check-in for your flight to Lima.

Domestic flight from Ayacucho to Lima LA#2182 4.40pm 5.35pm

Domestic flight from Lima to Arequipa LA#2103 7.57pm 9.26pm


Upon arrival in Arequipa we will be met and taken to our hotel.

Day 10 – Friday, March 27


Overnight at Casa Andina Select Arequipa or similar. (B, L)


Our morning tour will begin at the Templo y Convento de Santa Catalina, built in 1580 and eventually expanded to include cloisters, plazas, streets, tiled roofs, and cobblestone paving; this walled citadel served as a totally enclosed convent for nuns from the city's most distinguished families. After this visit we cross the beautiful colonial Plaza de Armas and visit the Cathedral as we continue to the Iglesia de la Companía to admire its incredible dome. The tour continues as we explore the neighborhoods of Cayma and Yanahuara where we will have lunch. Arequipa is the best place to appreciate many forms of folk art including alpaca and vicuña textiles, leather work, sillar stone goods, woodwork, furs, musical instruments, excellent straw hats, etc. The afternoon is free to explore this beautiful city.

Day 11 - Satuday, March 28

Colca Valley - Arequipa

Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina Standard Colca or similar. (B, L)


We will travel out of Arequipa to make our way to the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. The trip begins as the winding road takes us through beautiful scenery passing between the Misti and the Chachani volcanoes. We will travel through the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, where elegant vicunas wander the high plains. We leave the main road and stop in the enchanted village of Sibayo. We arrive in the afternoon at the village of Chivay.

Day 12 – Sunday, March 29

Colca Valley Arequipa

Overnight at Hotel Casa Andina Standard Colca or similar. (B, L)

Early in the morning, we leave to the "Condor Cross", the best point for a breathtaking view of the Colca Canyon and if the weather allows, we will have the chance to enjoy the majestic flight of the Andean Condor, which is the biggest bird in the world. Then we will visit the Hanging Tombs at Choquetico before continuing on to the towns of Maca, Achola and Yanque and its lovely white church. After lunch we will meet some of the artisans of the Colca Canyon, members of the Collahua and Cabana cultures, who produce stitch knitting using alpaca threads to make polleras (skirts) and many other items. This tradition is found throughout all the towns of the Colca Valley, using natural motifs such as leaves, flowers, birds and plants as well as geometric designs.

Day 13 – Monday, March 30


Casa Andina Select Arequipa or similar. (B, D)


After breakfast we will walk to the local market and later prepare to depart for Arequipa. Our journey will start as we begin our ascent out of the canyon over the Pata Pampa pass (16,100 feet) and travel four hours back to Arequipa.

Day 14 – Tuesday, March 31

Departure for Lima

After a leisure morning with time for last minute explorations, shopping or packing we will have a transfer to the airport for our flight back to Lima and your international flight connections.

Note: The flight from Arequipa to Lima is included in the cost of the tour.  This flight will be booked as soon as we know the departure time of your international flights.

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