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Ica, Ballestas islands and Machu Picchu 8 Days

Ica, Cusco


8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people



Tour Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival and city tour in Lima
  • Day 2: Travel by bus from Lima to Ica (City Tour, Sand-boarding and buggies)
  • Day 3: Tour of the Ballestas Islands and the national reserve. Return to Lima
  • Day 4: Pick up from your hotel and flight from Lima to Cusco. City Tour in Cusco in the Afternoon
  • Day 5: Tour in Machu Picchu 1 day
  • Day 6: Tour to Rainbow Mountain 1 day
  • Day 7: Tour to Humantay Lake 1 day
  • Day 8: Transfer to the Airport

Packages Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Lima and city tour in the afternoon
Day 1: Arrival in Lima and city tour in the afternoon

Arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel in Miraflores

City tour in Lima

Modern Lima

Our tour begins with the residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. We make a stop at the panoramic view of the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca, pyramid shaped, ceremonial temple that has survived the urban expansion of Lima.

Colonial Lima

Next is the historic center, declared a cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1991, where the heart of the Spanish colony was established in the 16th century. We will visit the Plaza San Martín with it’s beautiful old houses and balconies, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings such as the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Municipal and Archbishop Palaces, Desamparados station, among others.

Lima Cathedral and its Museum of Religious Art

The Cathedral has several styles, from late Gothic and Renaissance to Baroque and Plateresque. When the construction began, the place had a Renaissance architecture. It has a rectangular hall plan, emulating the Cathedral of Seville. The ceiling is supported by Gothic ribbed vaults that recreate a starry sky, which are made out of wood and stucco to ease the weight on the walls and prevent it from collapsing in the event of an earthquake.

Day 2: Lima- Ica- City Tour and Sand-boarding
Day 2: Lima- Ica- City Tour and Sand-boarding

05:00am Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Cruz del Sur Bus station

06:30am Bus journey from Cruz del Sur (second floor) Lima- Ica

11:00am approx. Transfer from the bus station to the accommodation of your choice

13:00pm ICA CITY TOUR: We visit the Plaza de Armas and its surroundings, the church of Luren and its avenue; We continue to the artisan wine cellar to learn about the process of making Pisco, our traditional drink. You have the opportunity to taste the best piscos and wines. Lastly is Huacachina Lagoon, an oasis surrounded by immense sand dunes, palm and carob trees.

16:00pm Buggy adventure tour + sand boarding: Live the extreme adventure in one of the most spectacular deserts of the Peruvian coast sliding down on the boards over the huge sand dunes.

Transfer to the accommodation of your choice. Overnight in Ica.

Day 3: Lima - Paracas - Ica
Day 3: Lima - Paracas - Ica

6:30- 7:00am Transfer Ica- Paracas

08:00am Ballestas island tour: We will sail on a boat to see magnificent rock formations and the enigmatic chandelier, associated with pirates and aliens and the extraordinary marine life such as sea lions, penguins, pelicans, booby birds etc.

Paracas national reserve tour: We begin our tour at the Independence Monument. Then continue to the rocky formation, the cathedral, as well as the Supay beach viewpoint. Next we visit the interpretation center to learn about the biodiversity of the Paracas Reserve.
We finish our tour with the spectacular Playa Roja (Red Beach).

15:30 PM Bus from Paracas to Lima

20:30 PM Pick up at the bus station and transfer to the hotel.

Day 4: Flight from Lima to Cusco and City tour in the afternoon
Day 4: Flight from Lima to Cusco and City tour in the afternoon

Transfer from your hotel to the airport (Flight Lima- Cusco)
In the morning transfer from Cusco Airport to your hotel.

Accommodation in Hotel

13.00 Our tour begins at the Cusco Cathedral (Main Church of the city of Cusco), located in the Plaza de Armas, which was originally built in the ancient temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God), known today as “The Church of Triumph“. The highlights of this place are the paintings by important artist and work on embossed silver, the choir, the pulpit, the wood carvings on altars and furniture by Martin Torres and Melchor Huaman.

We continue to the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo, a Spanish construction on the Inca temple of Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun.

Qoricancha (in Quechua "gold enclosure"), was the main religious building of the Incas dedicated to the worshiping of the sun and whose interior walls, according to the chroniclers, were covered with sheets of gold.

Next, we visit the archaeological sites located on the outskirts of the city:
Sacsayhuaman Fortress, located 2 km from Cusco: A cyclopean masonry fortress from the Inca period. It was built on three superimposed platforms that have an average of 360m long.
Tambomachay, located 7km from Cusco: Known as the Inca baths. The place was used for the worshiping of water.

Qenqo: 3 km from Cusco; it’s believed that it was a shrine. It has passages, canals, stairways, engravings and a huge stone block of 5.90 m. all resembling a puma.
Puka Pukara: 6 km from Cusco. It was an administrative and military center made up of platforms, stairways, passages, towers and niches.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 5: Tour to Machu Picchu
Day 5: Tour to Machu Picchu

04:00am approx. Pick up from your hotel in Cusco to go to Ollantaytambo station.

06:10am We board our train to the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).

07:45am Arrival at the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) to take a bus for 30 minutes directly to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Our guide will be waiting to give you a 2 hour guided tour in the citadel.

This tour offers a visit to the most important archaeological site in South America (Machu Picchu) and it’s main places such as: the Inti Huatana, Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Three Windows, Temple of the Condor, among others. Once the guided tour is finished, you will have free time to go around on your own, take pictures or rest contemplated the majestic place

Then, we will enjoy lunch in a restaurant in the town of Aguas Calientes (Not Included). (In the town of Machu Picchu there are many restaurants of different quality, variety and prices)

06:20 pm Later you will have free time to visit the streets and plazas of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). At an established time we board our train to Ollantaytambo where our vehicle will take us back to the historic center of Cusco.

Day 6: Humantay Lake
Day 6: Humantay Lake

Pick up at your hotel between 4:00a.m and 4:45a.m to travel in our private transport to the town of Mollepata located in the lush valley of the Apurímac River. After a well-deserved breakfast to fill ourselves with energy we continue to Soraypampa (3900amsl). Here, we begin our walk to Humantay lake located at 4200mt (13779 feet). It’s 1.5 hour to the summit with incredible panoramic views. We return to our camp for lunch surrounded by beautiful scenery of the snowy peaks. Finally, transfer back to Cusco.

Day 7: Tour to Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain
Day 7: Tour to Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain

Excursion to Rainbow Mountain

Difficulty level: Intermediate

The tour to Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain is a full day. Pick up it’s at 4:00am and we return approx. 5:00- 5:30pm

We travel from Cusco for about 2hrs by van until Cusipata for breakfast (Continental) and then continue for about another 10 to 15 minutes to the starting point of the walk. It’s 1.5hrs approx. to the top, perfect spot for photographs.

We return to the parking lot where our transport will take us to the restaurant to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. After our meal we return to Cusco.

Day 8: Farewell and flight Cusco- Lima
Day 8: Farewell and flight Cusco- Lima

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time in the morning

2 hours before your flight, you will be transferred to Cusco Airport.

Tour Included/Excluded

  • Hotels: Breakfast included in all of them
  • Lima 2 nights
  • Ica 01 night
  • Cusco 4 nights
  • The package includes the following services:
  • Breakfast in all the hotels
  • Lima:
  • Transfer Airport- Hotel- Airport in Lima and Cusco
  • City Tour in Lima including entrance to all places
  • Lima- Ica/Paracas - Ica:
  • Entrance tickets to all places
  • Tour: Ballestas Islands / shared service
  • Ica City tour
  • Certified Guide Spanish / English
  • Round trip transfer in Paracas and Ica
  • Personalized assistance throughout the tour
  • Buggie + sand-boarding
  • Transfer Cruz del Sur terminal- hotel
  • Transfer Hotel- Airport (in Lima and Cusco)
  • Cusco:
  • Transfer Airport- hotel
  • City tour
  • Entrance ticket to all places
  • Certified tour guide and transport
  • Entrance to Qoricancha
  • Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance ticket
  • Round trip train tickets. (Executive or Expeditions train companies)
  • Bus up and down Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu
  • Transfer Ollantaytambo train station- Cusco
  • Certified bilingual guide (English- Spanish) for all excursions.
  • Personalized assistance throughout your visit
  • Vinicunca or Rainbow mountain
  • Pick up from the Hotel
  • Round trip bus journey to the trek’s starting point
  • 01 Continental Breakfast
  • 01 Buffet Lunch
  • Certified Guide
  • First aid kit
  • Portable oxygen kit
  • Humantay Lake
  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Certified tour guide
  • Transport from Cusco- Mollepata / Soraypampa- Mollepata- Cusco
  • Kitchen equipment, dining tent, chairs, table- cooks.
  • Meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch)
  • First aid kit, portable oxygen kit.
  • Entrance ticket to the Rainbow mountain (10.00 soles per person)
  • Entrance ticket to the Humantay Lake (10.00 soles per person)
  • Optional visit in the City Tour: Cusco’s cathedral (25 soles or USD $ 8.00 per person)
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain ($ 20 per person)
  • Lunch in Machu Picchu and other meals not previously mentioned.
  • Flights Lima- Cusco- Lima
  • Tips
  • Dinners
  • Personal expenses

What to take on the trip


Please read this carefully to enjoy this all-inclusive package

  • Passport (very important) to visit all the sites
  • Warm clothes for Cusco
  • Light clothes for Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley
  • Waterproofs or rain jacket in the rainy season (Nov- Mar)
  • Small backpack for your belongings
  • Camera
  • Drinking water
  • Sun cream


Price of the package

  • From January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020
  • Price per person, Lima, Ica, Cusco and Machu Picchu from US $ 770.

* Includes the Expeditions or Voyager train companies from Ollantaytambo station to Aguas Calientes round trip

Optional services

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountain: US$ 45 per person.


  • Children: We have special rates for children:
  • University Students: To claim this discount it is mandatory to have a valid student card.(Discount of USD $ 10.00 per person)
  • For the Andean Community: You must be from any of the following countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia. (Discount of USD $ 20.00 per person)
  • For Peruvians: Have a Peruvian nationality (Discount of USD $ 34.00 per person)

Cancellation policies post COVID-19

Read carefully the cancellation policies post Covid-19

  • Cancellation of this tour does not have a 100% refund policy.
  • If you cancel with more than 30 days in advance, only 35% of the amount already paid will be refunded.
  • If you cancel with less than 30 days in advance, the amount already paid will not be refunded.

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Tour's Location

Ica, Cusco


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