Enigmas Of The South

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 10-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-33207
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Spanish
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Colca Valley: Appreciate the elegance of the condors as they soar over the Colca Canyon. With a depth of approximately 3,400 metres, this canyon is one of the deepest in the world.
The "Enigmas Of The South" trip starts from Lima and ends in Cusco. It is an art and architecture tour that takes 15 days taking you through Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Ballestas Islands and 10 other destinations in Peru. "Enigmas Of The South" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Experience the very best of Peru on this fifteen-day tour of the south of the country, one of the most privileged regions of this unique territory. Discover natural treasures in Paracas and delight your palate with the intense flavours of the local cuisine in Peru’s capital of gastronomy, Arequipa. Explore the dizzying heights of the Andes and visit fascinating, traditional villages on Lake Titicaca. Of course, no trip to Peru would be complete without delving into its rich history, and the Incan archaeological sites you will witness as you travel along the Sacred Valley to Cusco are unrivalled. It is sure to be a trip you will never forget!
  • Day 1: Arrival Lima
  • Day 2: Lima: City Tour
  • Day 3: Lima – Paracas (265 Km – 4 Hrs)
  • Day 4: Paracas - Ballestas Islands - Nasca (215km - 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Nasca Lines – Arequipa (570km – 10 Hrs)
  • Day 6: Arequipa: City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Day 7: Arequipa – Colca (165km – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 8: Colca Canyon & Valley
  • Day 9: Colca Canyon - Puno (250 Km – 4 Hours)
  • Day 10: Puno - Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile
  • Day 11: Puno - Cusco (390km - 8 Hours)
  • Day 12: Cusco: City Tour & Archaelogical Sites
  • Day 13: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Chinchero – Ollantaytambo (75km – 1.5 Horas)
  • Day 14: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (115km – 3 Hours)
  • Day 15: Departure Cusco
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • Standard Hotel Category = Tierra Viva or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Jose Antonio Deluxe or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Pullman Lima Miraflores or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = San Agustin Paracas or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Aranwa Paracas or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Hotel Paracas, A luxury Collection Resort or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Casa Andina Nasca or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = DM Hoteles Nasca or similar 3*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = DM Hoteles Nasca or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Tierra Viva Arequipa or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hampton by Hilton Arequipa or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Wyndham Costa del Sol Arequipa or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Casa Andina Standard Colca or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Colca Lodge or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Aranwa, Pueblito Encantado del Colca or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Hacienda Puno or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Jose Antonio Puno or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Tierra Viva Cusco or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hilton Garden Inn or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Aranwa Cusco Boutique or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = AVA Spots or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba or similar 5*
  • 14 breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches on day 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14
  • 1 box lunch on day 9
  • Transfers in a private vehicle from and to airport
  • Transfers from/to train/bus stations in shared vehicle as noted in the itinerary
  • Ticket for Public bus transfer from Lima to Paracas
  • Ticket for Public bus transfer from Paracas to Nasca
  • Ticket for Public bus transfer from Nasca - Arequipa
  • Transfer from Arequipa to Colca and Puno in shared vehicle
  • Ticket for a public bus transfer from Puno to Cusco (accompanied guide during transport)
  • Roundtrip train to Machu Picchu in Expedition Service (PeruRail) or Voyager (IncaRail) for Standard and Superior category and Vistadome Service (Peru Rail) or 360 (Inca Rai) for Deluxe category
  • Admission to all major monuments and sightseeing attractions mentioned in above itinerary: Half day city tour in Lima (Casa Aliaga, Cathedral and Larco Museum in Lima); Ballestas Island tour in Paracas, Flight over Nasca Lines, Arequipa half day tour (Santa Catalina Monastery and Society of Jesus Church); Full day Colca Canyon and Valley tour; Full day Lake Titicaca (Uros and Taquile Islands) in Puno; Pucara, Racchi and Andahuaylillas on route from Puno to Cusco; Half day Cusco City tour (Coricancha, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay), Full day Sacred Valley (Chinchero, Ollantaytambo); Machu Picchu tour, Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC)
  • Operated with bilingual: English -Spanish speaking local guide only during activities
  • Expenses of a personal nature. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals. Meals not stated in the programme
  • International flights to Peru
  • Domestic flights (we advise booking the first flights in the morning)
  • International and domestic airport departure taxes
  • Tips for driver and guide
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Enigmas Of The South tour. You can cancel the tour up to 34 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 33 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 23 May 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 May 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 33 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Enigmas Of The South tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Enigmas Of The South tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

Day 1: Optional extra Magic Water Circuit with Dinner and Folk Show does not operate on Mondays. Rates do not apply to Peruvians or residents with more than 60 days of stay. If passengers are Peruvians or exceed 60 days of stay, sale taxes (18%) will be collected by our local operator.  Please note that check-in in most hotels begins at 13:00 hrs. Clients will be subject to the availability of the room if they arrive before, waiting in the hotel lobby.  If your trip includes the visit to high-altitude cities such as Cusco and Puno located at more than 3,400 metres, do not forget to take precautions in order to avoid altitude sickness. Passengers who have heart problems or high blood pressure should check with their doctor before travelling.  Upon arrival it is recommended you rest for a few hours, drink coca tea and eat lightly. As a reference, Machu Picchu is located at 2,400 metres.  During the months of December-March (rainy season), we will visit Chinchero, Maras and a ‘chichería’ (local corn beer factory) instead of Las Salineras. Also, during these months, you have the option of replacing this tour with a visit to the South Valley.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW ENTRANCE REGULATIONS TO MACHU PICCHU The current restrictions on visits to Machu Picchu allow a maximum stay of 4 hours in the citadel accompanied by a guide during the first entry. If the visitor tours an alternate route (Mountain Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu) he/she will have 3 hours for this in addition to the 4 hours in the citadel. If the passenger wishes to enter the citadel again during the afternoon shift or the next day, he must previously acquire an additional ticket to enter during the new shift. There is no ticket sale point in the archaeological zone.  The following objects are forbidden within the premises: professional cameras that require lights and tripods, or are equipped with telephoto lenses weighing more than 2 kilos (in order to use them, special authorisation and an additional fee is required), drones, selfie sticks, sprays, high heels, walking sticks without rubber tips, banners and posters, sharp objects and backpacks that surpass the following measurements: 40cm x 35 cm x 20 cm.  NEW PLASTIC REGULATION: After the prohibition of bringing single-use plastic items into the 76 natural reserves, including Machu Picchu, it is important to use reusable bottles. INSTRUCTIONS Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco must arrive no later than 10:30 hrs. Noon arrivals are too late.  Carry the same document that you presented to the agency, as the train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu will be issued with the same information.  In all train services to Machu Picchu, passenger can carry only one piece of hand luggage (backpack, bag or briefcase) weighing no more than 5 kg. You will find your luggage at the chosen hotel. Allowed size: 157 cm (height + length + width).

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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