South perú

south Peru on Wheels

 Self driving the Grand South: From Lima, drive south along the Panamericana highway to Paracas (Ballestas islands sea excursion to watch sea lions, penguins and several birds).  Continue to Nazca(Optional Flight over Nazca lines and figures). Trip to Puerto Inca to reach Arequipa white city and volcanoes, then to the Colca canyon to see on the higthlands grassing vicuñas and then down to Yanque. In the valley there are more than  20 colonial churches and the spectacular Condors flight.

Puno and the  blue Titicaca Lake, and the unforgettable day navigation to the floating Uros islands and the Taquile cultural island waits for you. 

Next day, crossing the highlands, the Pukara museum shows the idols and other sacred objects of this very old culture. Once passing the La Raya pass, you enter the Cusco region visiting the Inca’s capital and the cultural Inca and Colonial fascinating blend , the Sacred Valley Pisac and Ollantaytambo munuments to finally including Machu Picchu and car drop off in Ollantaytambo), or even returning to Lima along another exciting route in 3 weeks.

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Day 1 | arrival to lima

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel.

Day 2 | Lima

Today you are at leisure and have time to explore the capital of Peru. We are also happy to plan a guided city tour for you, including the interesting San Francisco church down town and the Larco Herrera Museum in Pueblo Libre. Please ask us if you are interested.

Day 3 | Lima - Paracas

After breakfast, your rental car will be brought to the hotel. A guide will help you with the takeover and the contract formalities, who can also give you valuable tips for your further trip.

day 4 | Paracas - (Islas Ballestas) - Ica - Nazca

In the morning there is the opportunity to take a boat tour to the Islas Ballestas, the "Galapagos - Islands of the Little Man" off Paracas (can optionally be booked on site

day 5 | Nazca - (overflight of the lines from Nazca) - Puerto Inca

The morning is at your leisure. On site, on request, there is the possibility of flying in small aircraft over the enigmatic "Lines of Nazca", discovered only in 1926, which cover an

Day 6 | Puerto Inca - Arequipa

Today you drive again on a section of the famous Panamericana through seemingly endless desert areas, which are suddenly cut by narrow green valleys. In Ocona,

Day 7 | arequipa

Arequipa, which is located at an altitude of 2,350m, is ideal for acclimatization for the onward journey to the higher regions of the country. Stroll through the alleys of the

Day 8 | Arequipa - Colca Valey

You drive north to the Pampa de Canahuas, where Vicunas are often observed. From the top of the pass at 4,800m there is a magnificent view of the volcanoes Ambato,

Day 9 | Colca Valey, excurtion to cruz del condor

Today we recommend heading west to Cruz del Condor. The slopes, which have been terraced for cultivation areas since Inca times, are becoming rarer and candelabra cacti

Day 10 | Colca Valey - Puno

You should leave immediately after breakfast, because the route over the lonely expanses of the Aguada Blanca plateau to Lake Titicaca takes about 7 hours by car.

Day 11 | Puno - boat trip to the Uros and Taquile

Today you will leave your car at the hotel and take a boat tour on Lake Titicaca.
You will visit the well-known "floating" reed islands of the Uros and the island of Taquile.

Day 12 | Puno - Cusco

The next stop is a full-day drive north over the Altiplano to the former capital of the Inca Empire of Cuzco. This trip can and should be interrupted again and again at temples,

Day 13 | Cusco

Today is at your disposal to get to know one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the world intensively. In addition to visiting the colonial center with the grandiose buildings

Day 14 | Cusco - pisac - Ollantaytambo

Today's excursion takes you to and through the Urubamba Valley or the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" as it is often called. Protected by the snow-capped giants of the Cordillera

Day 15 | ollantaitambo Machu Picchu

Without a doubt, a highlight of this trip is waiting for you today. After breakfast short walk to the train station in Ollantaytambo and from there with a train ride through

Day 16 | Machu Picchu

WThis morning you will visit the extensive excavation site for a second time. Bus transfer from/to Aguas Calientes, entrance fee and a local guide are included. In the afternoon,

Day 17 | The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Enjoy another day in this special place. You can plan relaxing hours in the lodge, explore the small village or make excursions e.B. to Chinchero, Maras, Moray or Maukallaqta,

Day 18 | Return journey from cusco

Until departure, you still have time for final inquiries or purchases. With the transfer and the return flight via Lima backhome, a journey full of highlights ends. Alternatively, we recommend a detour to the tropical Amazon region or the start of the follow-up program.


Rental car including unlimited freekm, taxes as well as CDW and TDW insurance and accurate route description

Overnight stays in the listed hotels/lodges with buffet breakfast

Guide during excurcions and entrance tickets

Transfers in Lima and Cusco as mentioned

Not Included

International and local flights

Fuel, highway toll taxes and Travel insurance

Meals and other services not mentioned, tips

Personal expenses