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PERU OVERVIEW

PERU OVERVIEW

$2875 per person

This trip sees your average tour itinerary, and raises it. The 15-day tour includes the bucket-list topping Incan city of Machu Picchu; Lake Titicaca with its science-defying floating islands; Colca Canyon where condors slice up the sky; the enigmatic Nazca Lines; and an overnight stay in the wilds of the Amazon Jungle.

Customizable Tour

Daily Departures

Private Transfers

24/7 Support

Small Groups

Glowing Reviews

  • Highlights
    Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Amazon Rainforest, Nazca Lines, Paracas
  • Duration
    15 days
  • Start Point
    Lima
  • Finish Point
    Lima
  • Trip Style
    History & Culture, Wildlife
  • Included
    Flight over the Nazca Lines
    Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley
    All Breakfasts
    Hotel nights as per the itinerary
    Travel Insurance
    Train to/from Machu Picchu
    Meals during the trek
    24/7 Support
    Entrance fees
    Accredited Tour Guides
    Tours and Transfers
  • Not Included
    Domestic airfare
    Tips
    Meals not mentioned
    International airfare

PRICE PER PERSON

US$2875

US$3145

US$3710

US$4985
1
Day 1: LIMA

Touchdown in Lima and take your private transfer to your hotel.

No meals included.

2
Day 2: AREQUIPA

Arrive in Arequipa and private transfer to your chosen hotel.

Embark on a tour of Arequipa, the Colonial-era capital of Peru. The historic centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your guide will show it off to you, taking you to the districts of Cayma and Yanahuara, before showing you the Santa Catalina Convent.

Meals: B.

3
Day 3: COLCA CANYON

Journey to Colca Canyon for a tour. Scoring into the Earth`s crust to depths of 10,725 feet, Colca is twice as deep as its American counterpart, the Grand Canyon.

Meals: B.

4
Day 4: COLCA CANYON

Explore more of Colca Canyon. You`ll stop at the towns of Yanque and Maca before visiting Cruz del Condor, one of the best viewing platforms for spotting the canyon`s condors, with their seven foot wings.

Later, you'll take the Tourist Bus to Puno, where you'll transfer to your selected hotel.

Meals: B.

5
Day 5: PUNO

Venture out onto Lake Titicaca on a tour. Your guide will take you to the one-of- a-kind Uros islands, which float on the lake. Later you`ll get an insight into local life over lunch on Taquile Island.

Meals: B, L.

6
Day 6: PUNO

Hop on the shared Tourist Bus and follow the Sun's route back to Cuzco. The journey will be punctuated by stops at important cultural sites. Plus, you'll have a buffet lunch in Sicuani half way.

Meals: B, L.

7
Day 7: CUZCO

Get on first name terms with Cuzco during a city tour. Your guide will tell you all about the city that used to be the capital of the Incan Empire. You`ll visit the main plaza with its eye-catching Colonial cathedral, the Santo Domingo Convent, and the ancient Incan sites of Sacsayhuaman, Quenco and Tambomachay.

Meals: B.

8
Day 8: CUZCO

Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In ancient times, this fertile valley was a bit of a cash and carry. Essential crops were grown here like maize and potatoes. Your guide will show you the ruins of ancient settlements like Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, as well as take you to a modern day weaving centre.

In the afternoon, you'll catch the train to Aguas Callientes; the launch pad for Macchu Picchu.

Meals: B, L.

9
Day 9: CUZCO

Set your alarm to get to Machu Picchu for sunrise.

As far as sights are concerned, this one is Peru`s A list celebrity. You`ll get to know it personally on a tour. Your guide will show you locations like the ritual baths, the Palace of the Princess and Temple of the Sun.

Meals: B.

10
Day 10: PUERTO MALDONADO

Arrive at Puerto Maldonado and catch your shuttle to your chosen jungle lodge.

Explore the Rainforest. In this part of the world the only high rises you'll find are the towering oje, wimba and mango trees. Each lodge offers different activities, but options often include guided jungle walks and parrot clay licks.

Meals: B, L, D.

11
Day 11: PUERTO MALDONADO

Continue to explore the wilds of the Rainforest. In some lodges you can try activities like piranha fishing or go caiman spotting.

Meals: B, L, D.

12
Day 12: LIMA

Arrival in Lima and private transfer to Lima center.

Embark on a guided tour of Peru`s capital. Lima is a chameleon of a city. Your guide will show you how its character changes from one area to the next as they take you from the UNESCO World Heritage main plaza, to the Presidential Palace, to the San Francisco Church and Catacombs, and finally to the Park of Love at Miraflores.

Meals: B.

13
Day 13: PARACAS

Arrive in Paracas and transfer to the airdrome.

Take flight over the puzzling Nazca Lines. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features a series of huge-scale drawings, which were carved into the earth by the Nazca people around 500 BC. From the air the drawings look like pieces of ancient over sized graffiti. Scholars and scientists have yet to agree on why they`re there.

Meal: B.

14
Day 14: PARACAS

Set sail on a tour of the Ballestas Islands. None of the inhabitants here are human. From the boat you`ll spot sea lions slobbing around on the rocks and see birds like the blue-footed booby, cormorants and zarcillos looping about in the sky.

Later you`ll return to Lima where a private transfer will take you to your hotel.

Meal: B.

15
Day 15: LIMA

Bid the capital farewell and catch your private transfer to the airport.

Meals: B.