Lima, Nazca, Cusco and Amazon Jungle
12 Days 11 Nights
NOTE: All our Expeditions can be customized to suit you.
- Lima’s Photo Day Tour
- Paracas National Park and Ballestas Islands
- Nazca Lines
- Machu Picchu
- Andean Community Visit
- National Park visits in the Amazonian Jungle
- All transport from Lima 1st Day to Lima 13th Day.
- Private Guide
- Photography support and advice the whole way.
- Flights Pisco-Cusco Cusco-Puerto Maldonado and Puerto Maldonado-Lima
- Hotel rooms. Double occupancy rates. Ask for single room rates.
- Breakfast everyday.
- Entrances to all the archaeological sites and national park tickets.
NOT INCLUDED :
- International Flights
- Personal Insurance
- Lunch and Dinners
WHAT TO BRING?:
- All your photography equipment,
- Clothes for the cold of Cusco. Rain coat in case of bad luck. Long and light clothes for the jungle treks.
- Sunscreen. Repellent
- Good comfortable shoes to walk.
- Sharp eyes and your smile.
Departure/Return LocationYour hotel in Lima
What to wearComfortable seasonal clothing & shoes.
IncludedAccommodationEntrance FeesGuideLocal FlightsLunchMealsPhoto AssistanceTransport
After you finally reach Lima, We will pick you up at the airport, and take you to your hotel in Miraflores.
After breakfast, we will start our Lima Photo Day Tour. This Tour will take you to the best places in Lima, get a chance to see the city as a local would do.
Early in the morning we will take a 3h30 car ride to Paracas .
When settled in our hotel, and after a quick lunch, we’ll visit the unique Paracas national reserve. This area is known for beautiful desert beaches by the Pacific Ocean.
After Breakfast it will be time to visit the Ballestas Islands. They are like a small sample of the famous Galapagos. Get on a comfy and private speed boat and expect to see Penguins, sea lions and lots of different birds.
From there we will head to the Airport of Pisco.
This is the moment you will fly to the Nazca Lines. 1h40 flight until Nazca and back.
And it will be time for us drive back to Lima Airport and catch our flight to Cusco.
It will be a full city tour of Cusco.
Your guide will offer you different options.
The museum of Qoriqancha is a must visit. The best streets for street photography, the main plaza, the market of San Pedro, the neighborhood of San Blas.
After breakfast we will take our private transport for 1 hour to the town of Chinchero. Here we will visit a local textile market where the ladies there will explain the dyeing and weaving process this region is so famous for, we get the opportunity to shoot portraits of these ladies in their typical clothes.
Afterwards we will drive higher to get an amazing view of the Andes mountains.
We will head to the Salt mines of Maras, a unique location full of photographic potential, from big landscapes to abstract details and local workers.
From there we will reach the train Station of Ollantaytambo, to catch our train to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes).
We will spend the morning in the lost city of the Incas - Machu Picchu. Enjoy 2 hours with a local guide who will explain everything about this archaeological location after which you will have plenty of free time to explore solo and seek out intimate shots of the site.
We will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then a private transport to our hotel in the Valley where we will spend a relaxed night.
We leave our hotel around 8am. Stop at the local market to shoot a little and to try some fresh peruvian specialities after breakfast. Here we can also buy some basic supplies for the family we later visit.
From here we drive 1 hour through scenic valleys to the community where we will meet with our hosts. Once we have arrived in our host house we will drink a welcome tea. From there one of the parents will lead us to the local school, we can gain an insight into the local life and education of children in the Andes, the kids will be on their break when we arrive so be prepared for lots of fun and portrait opportunities.
From there we will head back for a lunch of delicious local food prepared by our friends in their home.
After lunch we will have portrait sessions with the family then next we head a little higher up in the Valley. From there we will have an amazing view over lakes and mountains. Our models will be joining us, so get your camera ready.
Around 5pm we will start the return to Cusco. Upon Arrival we have dinner and get some rest at the hotel.
It is time for us to head to the Jungle.
Around 10am, we will depart for the Cusco airport. 30 minutes of flight to Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian rainforest. We will take a short while to settle in our hotel and enjoy this incredible place.
Before Sunset, we will get on our boat. Enjoy the last light of the day before starting the Caiman Hunt.
Early start this morning.
We will head to the Sandoval Lake (Tambopata Reserve) where we will have a 5.5 km walk in the jungle with many oportunities to observe monkeys, snakes, tarantulas, wild pigs and when we reach the shores of Sandoval Lake we will take our boat to navigate the lake. Be on the lookout for local fauna such as alligators, giant river otters, parrots and a diversity of birds.
Early in the morning we will head to the Parrot Clay lick. For parrot enthusiasts, visiting a macaw and parrot clay lick is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable highlights of your trip to the Amazon rainforest. The Tambopata National Reserve in southeastern Peru protects the world’s largest known parrot clay lick and the area contains the highest known concentration of them in the world.
A claylick (locally known as colpa or collpa) is a naturally forming wall of clay on a riverbank caused by erosion from the river. Every morning at around dawn, macaws, amazons, parakeets, parrotlets and other parrots flock to these clay licks to eat clay, sometimes hundreds at a time, creating an incredible wildlife spectacle.
In the afternoon, we will head to our native family for our Photography session. 1h30 with amazing models belonging to the Machiguenga tribe.
Relaxed Breakfast in our Lodge and optional visit at the Market of Puerto Maldonado.
Then it will be time for us to fly back to Lima.
Paracas is a beautiful coastal town located in the Ica region of Peru, famous for its stunning natural landscapes, rich marine life, and fascinating cultural heritage. Home to the Paracas National Reserve, this area boasts an incredible variety of wildlife, including sea lions, dolphins, and a wide array of bird species.
Photo tourists can explore the stunning landscapes of the reserve, including the stunning rock formations of the Cathedral and the Red Beach. The area is also home to the Ballestas Islands, a small group of rocky islands inhabited by sea lions, penguins, and other marine wildlife. Visitors can take boat tours to explore these islands and capture breathtaking photos of the wildlife.
Paracas is also home to a number of historical and cultural attractions, including the Paracas Candelabra, a massive geoglyph etched into a hillside, and the Paracas Necropolis, a series of ancient tombs and burial sites that provide a fascinating look into the culture and traditions of the ancient Paracas people. With its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural history, Paracas is a must-visit destination for any photo tourist visiting Peru.
The Nazca Lines
The Nazca Lines are a series of enormous geoglyphs etched into the desert floor in Nazca, Peru. These massive drawings are only visible from the air, and have been a subject of fascination and mystery for decades. The lines, which range from simple geometric shapes to intricate animal figures, are believed to have been created by the Nazca culture between 500 BCE and 500 CE.
Visitors to Nazca can take a thrilling and unforgettable flight over the Nazca Lines, providing a unique perspective on these massive designs. The experience of seeing these ancient wonders from above is truly awe-inspiring, and allows photo tourists to capture stunning images of these incredible works of art. In addition to the Nazca Lines, the region is home to several other historical sites, including ancient tombs and ruins, as well as picturesque landscapes such as the nearby Cahuachi Desert and the Rio Grande river valley.
Chinchero is a beautiful and historic Andean village located in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, Chinchero is a must-visit destination for photo tourists looking to capture the essence of traditional Peruvian life.
The village is home to a number of fascinating historical and cultural attractions, including the Chinchero Archaeological Park, which features the ruins of an ancient Incan palace and temple. Visitors can explore these ruins and learn about the fascinating history of the Inca Empire and its influence on the local culture.
Chinchero is also famous for its traditional textile weaving, which has been practiced in the region for centuries. Visitors can learn about the techniques and traditions of local weavers and purchase handmade textiles as souvenirs.
In addition to its historical and cultural attractions, Chinchero is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including the snow-capped peaks of the Andes Mountains and the fertile agricultural terraces that have been cultivated by local farmers for centuries. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or natural beauty, Chinchero has something to offer for every photo tourist visiting Peru.
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Very good trip with Dan and his good knowledge of Peru and photography.
I really recommend this expedition for beautiful places and great memories.