Peru as a country offers it all. Incredible ancestral heritage and many and varied archaeological treasures to admire. The land is covered with amazing pristine natural areas, preserving much of the world’s biodiversity in one country. Above all, it is Peru’s warm hearted people that let travellers get in touch with the soul of the country.
|Tour Type||Trip Name||No. Days||Bookings||Prices|
|Tour||Best Of Peru||15||Contact us||From $3,590.00|
|Tour||Inca Trail||4||Contact us||From $1,207.00|
Best of Peru
Begin your discovery of Peru in the City of Kings, Lima, then visit Arequipa and the Colca Canyon. Walk on the amazing floating islands of spectacular Lake Titicaca. Then view the incredible ancient ruins and heritage monuments of Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the colourful Indian market of Pisac and Ollantaytambo Fortress in the Sacred Valley. You will enjoy sites of thrilling contrasts when you tour the Best of Peru.
|Day 1: Arrive in Lima||Private transfer from airport to hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Hotel: Miraflores Park Hotel, 2 nights
|Day 2: Lima||Full day at leisure to explore city on your own.|
|Day 3: Lima - Arequipa||After Breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Arequipa. Transfer to your hotel Arequipa. Overnight Arequipa.
Hotel: Hotel Libertador, 2 nights
|Day 4: Arequipa||City tour of Arequipa, also known as "the White City" because of the white volcanic rock, used in its buildings. You will visit the beautiful Santa Catalina convent, founded in 1580. This convent is an almost self-sustained village, made up of houses for the nuns and their servants, cloisters, plazas and narrow streets, kitchens, refectory and laundry. From there proceed to the Jesuit Church, where you will be impressed by the beauty of its facade, considered the best example of the mestizo baroque style in Arequipa. The ancient vestry is particularly beautiful with its cupola and walls covered in murals representing the jungle. The ancient Jesuit seminary is famous for its beautiful principal cloister.|
|Day 5: Arequipa - Colca||Early morning departure to the Colca Valley, admire pre-columbian terraces still employed by native Collaguas. Overnight at a lodge.
Hotel: Colca Lodge, 2 nights
|Day 6: Colca||Early departure to "Condors Cross", observation point from where you can admire these great Andean birds. View the impressive panorama of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world (3,000 mts/9,800 ft). Afternoon at leisure.|
|Day 7: Colca - Puno||Departure for a 6 hour ride to Puno across the Peruvian high plateau. Enjoy the magnificent view of clear blue skies and unusual highland vegetation, known as Ichu. Transfer to Hotel in Puno.
Hotel: Hotel Libertador Isla Esteves, 2 nights
|Day 8: Puno||Full day excursion to Taquile, an island located 38 kilometres from Puno on Lake Titicaca.
On the way, visit to the floating "totora" islands of the Uros Indians, ancient inhabitants of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Taquile´s Island is inhabited by just 1,600 Quechua-speaking Indians, and is considered to be paradise for visitors. Pre-Inca ruins, world famous hand weavings and an ancient communal way of life will be admired. Lunch is included. Return to Puno late afternoon.
|Day 9: Puno - Cuzco||Transfer to the bus station, travel through dramatic landscapes of the highland Plateau. Upon arrival in Cuzco transfer to your hotel.
Hotel: Hotel Monasterio, 2 nights
|Day 10: Cuzco||Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour of Cuzco including the Plaza de Armas square, the Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church, as well as the surrounding Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, Kenko and Tambo Machay.|
|Day 11: Cuzco – Sacred Valley||Full day tour of the Sacred Valley including the bustling Indian market at Pisac where you can bargain for and buy some very beautiful Indian handicrafts. Lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba, followed by a visit to the town and magnificent fortress at Ollantaytambo. Overnight in the Sacred Valley
Hotel: Sol y Luna
|Day 12: Puno – Machu Picchu||Morning scenic train (Vistadome) journey through the Urubamba Valley to the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu. Tour of the ruins followed by lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. Overnight Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes.
Hotel: Sanctuary Lodge
|Day 13:Machu Picchu - Cuzco||Morning at leisure to enjoy the sunrise over the ruins (2nd bus and entry not included). Afternoon train (Vistadome) returning to Cuzco via Ollantaytambo. Overnight Cuzco.
Hotel: Hotel Monasterio, 2 nights
|Day 14: Cuzco||Day at Leisure|
|Day 15: Cuzco||Private Transfer to depart Cuzco. Optional flight (extra cost) to Lima if required. Tour concludes.|
|Meals:||14 breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 3 Dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & land transportation|
|Rail:||Vistadome Train Tickets: Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Poroy|
|Flights:||Flight Ticket: Lima - Arequipa|
|Guide:||Local bilingual speaking guides|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||1 day Machu Picchu Sanctuary Fee, Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
See for yourself why this is the most popular hiking trail in the Andes! Spellbinding mountain scenery, unforgettable Inca sites, and a cornucopia of flowers and hummingbirds await you. Stroll down the Royal Inca Road into the famous Lost City of the Incas. During four hiking days you cover about 45km, starting at 8,400ft and finishing at 7,860ft above sea level. You must cross two high passes with a maximum elevation of 13,776ft. While the trail conditions are generally good, and indeed the condition of centuries old Inca paving stones is astonishing, some steep trail sections require careful footing and good hiking boots with lug soles.
|Day 1: Cuzco - Wayllabamba||Today you will begin to walk a stretch of amazing Inca Trail. After being picked up from your hotel you will be transferred to kilometre 82 of the road leading to the Sacred Valley. The Inca Trail ("Capac Nan" in Quechua) is a network of roads, 60 000 Km. or so, that linked the Inca Empire and had its center in Cusco. You will walk until noon, have lunch and then continue until five in the afternoon, when the camp will be installed. The first day is usually the most complicated because it involves getting acquainted with the route in addition to it being largely a slope. However, the porters, hard men and natives of the Andes, will help you enjoy the journey and transport your luggage without difficulty.|
|Day 2: Wayllabamba - Pacaymayo||Today you will tour the second part of the forty Km. of the trek that ends in Machu Picchu. After an early breakfast you will start walking with the first rays of the sun at seven in the morning and will get to know Wayllabamba, Llullucha, Warmiwañuska and Pacaymayo where finally the camp will be set. The route will have ups and downs and the view is breathtaking. The path is probably the most famous in America and one of the most spectacular in the world. It is a trekk in which the ruins are interspersed with vegetation and the remains of a civilization that came to dominate hostile climates and geographies to connect the administrative and religious centers of the Tahuantinsuyo. Enjoy the walk.|
|Day 3: Pacaymayo - Wiñaywayna||Today will be a spectacular day. Early morning walk but only until one in the afternoon: then you will have reached Wiñaywayna, the most important archaeological section of Capac Nan. This is a small urban area where several fountains stand out, as well as a tower built with finely carved stones. It has two levels connected by a staircase and escorted by terraces built on a cliff that overlooks the Vilcanota canyon. Remainder of the afternoon off to rest and walk.|
|Day 4: Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu||Enter Machu Picchu early in the morning and spend a full day exploring the Lost City of the Incas. For centuries Machu Picchu was buried in jungle until the American historian Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it almost by accident in 1911. Although little is still known about the ‘lost city of the Incas’ it is obvious, by the quality of the stonework and the abundance of ornamental sites that Machu Picchu must have been an important ceremonial centre. Return to Cuzco via Ollantaytambo this afternoon. The tour concludes on arrival in Cuzco late eveving.|
|Meals:||3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Transport:||Hotel Transfers in Cuzco|
|Rail:||‘Backpacker’ service train ticket: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo|
|Accommodation:||3 nights camping - Equipment included twin-share tent, sleeping mat|
|Guide:||Local English speaking guide, Porters for camping and food equipment only|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Inca Trail Entrance fees, Machu Picchu Sanctuary Fee, Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|