27 days

Andean Odyssey

Andean Odyssey

The 'Lost City of the Incas' - UNESCO World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu

The potions of 'Witches’ Market'

Tiahuanaco's 'Gateway of the Sun'

Puno - a town four kilometres above sea-level

La Paz - the world's highest 'unofficial' capital city

Uyuni Salt Desert's caves and cacti

UNESCO World Heritage-listed colonial city of Sucre

The colourful market town of Pisac

The condors of one of the deepest canyons in the world - Colca Canyon

The floating reed islands of the Uros people on the highest navigable lake in the world - Lake Titicaca

The towering Inca citadel at Ollantaytambo

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nazca Lines - gigantic lines, symbols and animal images etched into the ground

Warminwanusca - 'Dead Woman’s Pass' on the Inca Trail

The white volcanic 'sillar' architecture and Cathedral of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Arequipa

UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancient Inca capital of Cusco

UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre of the Peruvian capital Lima

Trip rating
  • Peru excels at the mysterious and the magical: we visit the town of Nazca where you have the option to check out the Nazca Lines, sprawled among desert plains; or gaze out onto Machu Picchu, rising like a mirage atop an abrupt, hidden Andean peak; then visit Titicaca’s floating reed Uros Islands or follow the hypnotic flight of Colca Canyon’s condors. This trip takes in all these wondrous moments, and explores the country’s colonial glories in Lima, Cusco and the beautiful white city of Arequipa. But that’s not all – Bolivia provides experiences that Peru can’t: the breathtaking city of La Paz, surely one of the most spectacularly sited anywhere, and boasting an addictive, carnivalesque atmosphere. And to the south lies fantastical, otherworldly Uyuni, a surrealist world of expansive deserts made of salt and trees of rock – a landscape unlike any other, and one that needs to be seen to be believed.

    Why we love it

    • Peru excels at the mysterious and the magical: we visit the town of Nazca where you have the option to check out the Nazca Lines, sprawled among desert plains
    • Gaze out onto Machu Picchu, rising like a mirage atop an abrupt, hidden Andean peak
    • Visit Titicaca’s floating reed Uros Islands or follow the hypnotic flight of Colca Canyon’s condors
    • This trip takes in all these wondrous moments, and explores the country’s colonial glories in Lima, Cusco and the beautiful white city of Arequipa.
    • Bolivia provides experiences that Peru can’t: the breathtaking city of La Paz, surely one of the most spectacularly sited anywhere, and boasting an addictive, carnivalesque atmosphere.
    • To the south lies fantastical, otherworldly Uyuni, a surrealist world of expansive deserts made of salt and trees of rock – a landscape unlike any other, and one that needs to be seen to be believed.

    Itinerary

    Day 1-2 - Lima

    • On arrival at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in the well-known coastal suburb of Miraflores. In the evening at approximately 6pm you'll meet your tour leader and the other members of your group for a pre-tour briefing.
    • This meeting is generally followed by an optional group dinner at a nearby restaurant. Lima has some of the most superb cuisine in South America and is especially renowned for its exceptional seafood. During your time here, you may wish to try ceviche, Peru’s national dish, which is raw fish marinated in lime juice and often served with hot peppers. This culinary delight is a must for all seafood lovers!
    • You will start your exploration of the Peruvian capital with a walking tour kicking off in the morning.
    • Founded in 1535 by the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, it was from Lima that all Spanish territories in South America were governed. Few cities at that time could rival Lima’s power, wealth and opulence. However its glory days ended in 1746 when the city was virtually destroyed by an earthquake. Many of the colonial buildings were rebuilt and you will get a first-hand look at several of them on the tour. The striking Plaza Mayor (Plaza de Armas), flanked by some of the most important buildings in town such as the cathedral, the huge Government Palace and the Archbishop’s Palace, constitutes the heart of the city.
    • You will visit the nearby San Francisco Monastery, with its catacombs containing some 70,000 human remains.
    • Next we will visit the Central market where we will take a walking tour. The market has a huge variety of fresh produce on offer including fruits, vegetables and even Guinea pigs. You will have the opportunity to try some local Peruvian fruits and street food.
    • Next we will visit China town which is close to the Market.
    • The tour will finish in Lima main square, with the option to go for dinner in Down Town or back to Miraflores.
    • In your spare time you might enjoy wandering around around Miraflores, visiting Parque del Amor (Love's Park) where you can enjoy a view aross Lima's beaches, or catching a taxi to visit the Gold Museum or the Larco Museum, which is renowned for its ancient pottery collection. Please remember that you must agree on a fare with the driver before catching a taxi, as the taxis here do not have meters. (Miraflores-Downtown approximately 10-15 soles). You may also want to visit the impressive National Museum of Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Peru, which is home to a wonderful collection of cultural exhibits tracing the history, arts and accomplishments of the people of Peru, ranging from the original inhabitants of the land through to the Inca Empire and the Spanish conquerors.
    Antigua Mira Flores or Similar
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 3-4 - Nazca

    • Using the regular deluxe bus service, you will travel 450 kilometres south to Nazca in the Peruvian desert. Nazca’s origins date back to the 2nd century BC and here, in the dry desert conditions, mummies, textiles, ceramics and other relics have been remarkably well preserved to give archaeologists clear snapshots of this highly developed civilisation.
    • You will visit the desert cemetery of Chauchilla, where millennia-old mummies, bones and skulls litter the desert. You will also have the option to take a three hour tour to visit the viewing platforms of the famous Nazca Lines. Etched into the landscape some 22 kilometres north of Nazca are an assortment of perfectly straight lines, trapezoidal zones, strange symbols, images of birds and beasts on a giant scale.
    • There are many theories about how and why these 'lines' exist, let alone who created them. The forms are so difficult to see from the ground that they were not discovered until the 1930s. This optional tour costs about US$50 per person (price subject to change). Following your stay in Nazca, you will take the regular bus service, fitted with reclining seats, to Arequipa.
    Majoro Hotel or similar
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 5 - Arequipa

    • Arequipa is known as ‘La Ciudad Blanca’ (The White City) because the buildings have been built almost exclusively from a white volcanic material called 'sillar'. The city lies in a beautiful valley and at the foot of the 5822-metre-high El Misti volcano, a perfectly shaped cone. Arequipa is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Peru. Protected by mountains, its wild surrounding landscape consists of high altitude deserts, hot springs and abyssal canyons.
    • You will visit the cathedral and a walking tour of this charming city will take you down cobblestone streets to the beautifully refurbished Santa Catalina Convent. Originally built in 1580, it is a maze of high walls decked in flowers and buttressed houses painted in the traditional colours of white, brown, and blue.
    • You will also visit the Jesuit Church (La Compañia), with its intricate façade and incredible artwork, and there will be time to discover the cafés, shops and arcaded buildings that surround the impressive Plaza de Armas. Along the way, you will pass by many of the existing historic colonial houses that have helped earned this city a UNESCO World Heritage listing.
    Casa Andina or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 6-7 - Colca Canyon - Arequipa

    • Today you will continue your journey by driving into the Colca Valley and Colca Canyon. Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon at an average depth of 3400 metres, this canyon is one of the deepest in the world. During your journey through the 'Altiplano’ (High Plains) you will see grazing wild vicunas, domesticated llamas and alpacas, as well as stone cairns that were built by the indigenous people.
    • You will stop at the highest point (4910m) to enjoy views of the bleak landscape below and snowcaps on Nevado Ampato (6310m) in the distance.
    • At this point you will feel a little shortness of breath, but after you take some photos, you will head back to the vehicle and descend to a lower altitude. You will continue to Chivay, the capital of the provence, and have time to visit the local hot springs. In the evening, you may wish to visit a local 'peñas' to see a show of traditional Peruvian dance and music. You will stay overnight in Chivay.
    • Unlike most of the Grand Canyon, there are small, picturesque villages dotted around Colca Canyon, near the remarkable Inca and pre-Inca terraced fields, that still support agriculture and human life. It is possible to see many of the locals in their highly decorative traditional dress and hats.
    • You will drive through this stunning scenery, for the opportunity to spot one of the world’s largest flying birds, the Andean condor. From Cruz Del Condor, a view point overlooking the valley, you an hope to see the family of condors that nest in the Canyon walls, soar gracefully above and below you. It is truly a magnificent sight.
    Casa Andina or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 8-9 - Cusco - The Sacred Valley

    • Today you'll fly to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, where you will take an afternoon walking tour to explore this fascinating city. Please remember to walk slowly and take it reasonably easy upon arrival, as you will no doubt feel the effects of altitude as you will have travelled from sea level up to 3350 metres.
    • Cusco is a favourite destination of many visitors to Peru. Its main sites radiate outwards from the Plaza de Armas, which is dominated by the 17th century Baroque cathedral. It was in this very plaza that the Spanish conquistadors put to death the last Inca king, Tupac Amaru I. As you wander the streets and side alleys of the city you will witness the perfect tapering Inca stonework that provided the foundations for many of Cusco’s colonial and modern buildings.
    • Your comprehensive Walking tour will take you around the Main Squares, Cathedral, Koricancha Temple and a visit to the Coca Museum included. (Cathedral and Koricancha are not included)
    • In your free time, it is also possible to visit the Inca Museum, Religious Art Museum, Church of San Blas and Santa Catalina Museum.
    • Head to the Sacred Valley for a full day of sightseeing before spending the night there.
    • The Sacred Valley, located between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, was greatly treasured because of its climate, fertile land and the presence of the Urubamba (Sacred) River. On your full day tour of the Sacred Valley, you will see evidence of the Incas' engineering skills in the ruins of ancient aqueducts, irrigation canals, dams on the Urubamba River, imposing sets of terraces and centres of worship dedicated to Pachamama (Mother Earth).
    • At the Sacred Valley you will visit the stone fortress of Sacsayhuaman where massive stone blocks that form the walls of this site give you an awesome picture of how highly developed Inca engineering was. Looking over the city from its hilltop position, the fortress is built out of massive stone blocks and is the ultimate example of the Inca's military strength, the Awana Kancha tourist centre where we see llama, alpaca, vicuna and guanaco all in the one place, the colourful market town of Pisac and the towering Inca citadel at Ollantaytambo. The town of Ollantaytambo was built over an ancient Inca town, which is a magnificent example of Inca urban planning. This is one of the few places where the Incas defeated the Spanish. Ollantaytambo's archaeological site is located to the east of the Plaza de Armas. The upper terraces of this site offer great photo opportunities of the squared grid town below.
    Eco inn or Similar
    Breakfast | Lunch

    Day 10-13 - Important Note

    • We trek the ‘Classic’ and the ‘Quarry’ routes, both of which include a visit to incredible Machu Picchu at the end of the trek. Although you will normally trek the 'Classic' route, it is restricted by the number of trekkers permitted on the trail each day and unless you have booked early, it may be difficult or impossible for you to secure the necessary group permits (especially during the peak season).
    • It is also closed during the month of February for cleaning and rejuvenation. If you are unable to confirm your permit for the 'Classic' route you will instead use the ‘Quarry’ trail. This is an exceptional alternative. Venturing further off the beaten path, this trek winds its way through remote rural villages and provides stunning views across the Andes. Along the way you can mingle with local families, llama herders and weavers, renowned for their brightly coloured hats and ponchos. The trek is of similar altitude and level of difficulty as the 'Classic' route and also includes a visit to the town of Aguas Calientes and the magnificent Machu Picchu, recently voted one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’.
    • The following description refers to the 'Classic' route. Please refer below to the 'Itinerary Variation' section of this trip note for details of the 'Quarry' route.

    Day 10 - Inca Trail Km 82 - Wayllabamba (8km)

    • This morning you will set off for the Inca Trail by travelling from Cusco into the Sacred Valley before heading to Kilometre 82, where your trek begins. Today you will hike past the ancient hilltop fort of Huillca Raccay and the beautiful archaeological site of Llactapata.
    • It is a fairly leisurely hike and along the way there are stunning views of snow-capped Veronica Peak (5860m). Following the river you will pass a tiny village and continue on to your camp at Wayllabamba, located at 3000 metres. Porters are provided on this trek, so during the day you will only need to carry a daypack with your personal items. This needs to be big enough to carry such items as water, camera and a warm jacket.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 11 - Inca Trail - Pacaymayo (11km)

    • Today is the most difficult part of the trek as you climb to Warminwanusca, or Dead Woman’s Pass (4200m). Along the way you will trek through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery to be seen anywhere in the Andes. This is the first and highest of three Andean passes on the Inca Trail, with breathtaking views over the snow-capped Vilcanota and Vilcabama mountain ranges.
    • Ahead of you, you will see the ruins of Runkuracay and in the valley below, Rio Pacamayo (Sunrise River). Here the trail changes from dirt to steps and stone pathways, your route will take you through a landscape dotted with rural hamlets, grazing llamas and well-preserved remnants of the Incan culture.
    • Although it's not too arduous, you will still need to make a steep descent to the valley below where you will camp beneath the cliff tops at Pacamayo (3600m), overlooking the cloud forest.
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 12 - Inca Trail - Winaywayna (15km)

    • You will climb up to the oval shaped ruin of Runkurakay, which is believed to have once been an Inca tambo or post house. Pushing on up the Inca staircase and beside two tiny and fast diminishing mountain lakes, you will be rewarded at the summit of your second pass (3900m) with spectacular views of Pumasillo (6245m) and the entire snow-capped Vilcabamba range.
    • From here it will be a steep descent and then ascent to your third pass and the ruins of Phullupatamarca, where we embark on a long descent into a beautiful orchid-filled cloud forest. The scenery will blow you away! Butterflies flutter across the trail and the air is pure and clean as you head to breathtaking Winaywayna (2650m).
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 13 - Inca Trek -Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco

    • The day starts before dawn with breakfast served nice and early at approximately 4.30 am. The early start serves two purposes, one we farewell our porters as they descend to the train station to catch their 6.30am train home and two, we are ready to start hiking by 6am by when the gate that leads through to the Inti-Punku (sun gate) opens. The walk to the sun gate takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.
    • Here you will enjoy your first views of the complex of Machu Picchu, often referred to as the Lost City of the Incas. On a clear morning the view from the Sun Gate can be quite stunning and creates a lasting impression that will stay with you long after you return home.
    • Built around 1450, the city was deserted less than a century later following the Spanish invasion and ‘lost’ for hundreds of years before it was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The architecture of Machu Picchu is quite extraordinary, with the mortar-free design particularly earthquake resistant and the stones so precisely cut that to this day not even a knife fits between them.
    • You will tour the site with your guide and then have some free time to explore by yourself, before taking the bus down to the small town of Aguas Calientes. There are some small shops and restaurants in the town where you can wile the time away.
    • Alternatively you may choose to wash away the dust and grime of the trail in the hot thermal baths located on the edge of town. In the afternoon you take the train back to Cusco.
    • WAYNA PICCHU: Due to Peregrine's internal safety policy our leaders are specifically prohibited from recommending or assisting with booking this activi
    Terra Andina hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 14 - Cusco

    • Today will be a free day to spend in Cusco. The oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere, Cusco is a wonderful place in which to stroll aimlessly or participate in an outdoor activity. If you are feeling energetic there are a myriad of adventures available in and around town.
    • There are plenty of opportunities to shop for handicrafts or wander around the cobblestone streets and visit museums, churches and colonial sites. You may just wish to relax with a cerveza or a pisco sour in one of the restaurants and penas (traditional local bars) surrounding Plaza de Armas.
    Terra Andina hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 15 - Cusco - Puno

    • You will travel by bus today to the town of Puno, situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at 3810 metres. This scheduled tourist service takes will take you on good roads through some spectacular mountain scenery and you will stop at several sites along the way, including Inca adobe ruins.
    • Lunch is included on a stop in the small town of Sicuani. Along the way you will also make a short roadside stop at La Raya, which at 4335 metres is the highest point of the journey. You will drive through the large sprawling town of Juliaca on your way to Puno, which is a colourful and lively place renowned for its traditional street dancing, often performed in celebration of Catholic festive days in February each year.
    • An important agricultural centre, Puno is reasonably compact and centred around the pedestrian part of Calle Lima, which is full of restaurants and bars. The town is a launching pad for excursions out on Lake Titicaca whilst on the surrounding plateaus, grazing alpacas and llamas are familiar sights.
    Taypikala hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 16-17 - Lake Titicaca - Homestay- Puno

    • This morning you will leave your hotel and head take a 25 minute bus to the lake where you will board a boat.
    • One of your first stops is on one of the floating reed islands of the Uros people, who still live as they have done so for centuries. The islanders use totora reeds for many things, from building their homes and boats to producing hand-woven mats.
    • To get a closer look at daily life in the Lake Titicaca region, we'll be welcomed into local homes for an overnight stay on a local community. Make the most of your visit by helping your host family with their daily activities or trying to chat in the local language, Quechua. A game of soccer is also a great way to make local friends. Our homestay is a mudbrick house. Rooms have beds and many blankets, there are shared drop toilets but no showers.
    • You will return to Puno in the later afternoon. From the port you will take a local trishaw to Puno city where you will have an optional dinner. Following the dinner a private vehicle will take you back to the hotel.
    Taypikala hotel or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 18 - Tiahuanaco - La Paz

    • Peru and Bolivia both share the waters of Lake Titicaca, and today you will follow the shores of the lake to the Bolivian border at Desaguadero. Here you will complete immigration and customs formalities. The journey by road to the Bolivian capital, La Paz, will take you via the ancient ruins of Tiahuanaco and the local museum where you you will take an included tour.
    • This was the base of a great civilisation that began around 500 BC before mysteriously 'disappearing' around 1200 AD. It is believed that the ceremonial complex date back to the 8th century AD and was once at the centre of a powerful and self-sustaining empire based in the southern Central Andes. The sprawling ruins comprise of temples, courtyards, terraced pyramids, monolithic stone statues and gateways. The most famous structure is the Puerta del Sol (Gateway of the Sun).
    • From the ruins it is less than a two-hour drive to La Paz, where you'll spend the night. You will enjoy spectacular views of the city on your approach, due to its unique location in the middle of a vast volcanic crater that resembles a bowl.
    • Once you're settled into your hotel in La Paz you will be taken on a walking tour of La Paz city with a local guide and of course you tour leader. You will visit some of La Paz's unique sites such as; The witches market, San Francisco church and the main street El Prado Ave in Down town.
    Rosario Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 19 - La Paz

    • We spend half a day visiting the sights of La Paz - the highest capital in the world. Towering over the city is Mount Illimani, which reaches a height of 6439 metres with its snow-covered peaks. Much of La Paz is modern; however, there are still some examples of late 19th century architecture such as the Presidential Palace, La Paz Cathedral and National Congress. We view these and visit a few of the city's small, but fascinating museums as well as wander around the Witches Market, where they sell some unusual medicinal potions. A short distance from the town centre is the Valley of the Moon - an eroded maze of canyons and pinnacles that form a bizarre landscape.
    Rosario Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 20-21 - Uyuni - Uyuni Salt Desert

    • Today you fly across the Altiplano to the small township of Uyuni, your base for two nights. From here you will explore the Uyuni Salt Desert, an immense saltpan stretching over an area of 12,000 square kilometres. It was once part of a prehistoric salt lake, Lago Minchin, which covered most of south-western Bolivia.
    • The sunsets here can be quite incredible. Your full day excursion across this strange and fascinating desert includes a visit to the tiny village of Jiria that lies at the foot of the Tunupa Volcano. You will have time to explore the natural caves in the volcano, and enjoy outstanding views over the salt desert.
    • Your next stop is Isla Pescado, a small volcanic island situated 80 kilometres inside the desert. Isla Pescado is home to enormous cacti and there is plenty of time to do some of your own exploring. In the late afternoon you will return to your hotel in Uyuni, where you can enjoy some local cuisine in one of the nearby restaurants.
    Magia de Uyuni Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 22-23 - Potosi

    • You will continue your journey across the Altiplano by private vehicle to the silver-mining town of Potosi. The approx 4 hour journey crosses the high Bolivian Plateau, passing through dry deserts and the occasional oasis towns with their shepherd inhabitants. Arriving in Potosi you will check into your hotel and then take a short stroll around the main plaza, taking in the colonial architecture of this old city.
    • The immense Cerro Rico Mountain (4824 metres) dominates the town of Potosi (4082m). In its heyday it was considered the richest silver mine in the world. Potosi was founded in 1545, following the discovery of silver in Cerro Rico. This discovery proved to be the first of many and the town quickly flourished into one of the richest in Latin America.
    • Silver was the backbone of the Spanish economy and led to its monarchy's extravagance for over two centuries. Millions of miners worked in the mines in terrible conditions, resulting in a stunningly high number of deaths either by disease or preventable accidents. At the turn of 19th century, however, reserves began to dwindle and the city declined. Evidence of Potosi’s rich colonial past can still be seen in the form of its grand colonial architecture, narrow streets and ornate churches.
    • There are many highlights to see if you wish including the San Lorenzo Church, Cobija Arch, the main square and its cathedral, the Jesuit Tower and the Museum of La Casa de la Moneda. This museum has a fascinating section dedicated to art and historical artefacts. You could also indulge in a thermal bath or visit the historical colonial farm at the Marquise de Ottavi, situated in a picturesque valley
    Santa Teresa Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 24-25 - Sucre

    • Actually the official capital of Bolivia, the beautiful colonial city of Sucre is only a three-hour drive away along a well maintained road, which descends more than 1000 metres to the temperate valleys of Chuquisacra. Small rivers, cactus fields, fruit and vegetable plantations dominate the valley, which is inhabited by gentle local people who live in mud huts.
    • Sucre is a pleasant city set in a valley surrounded by low mountains and has retained the flavour of its colonial heritage in its churches, museums and ancient mansions. Sucre was founded in 1538 as the Spanish capital of the vast region of Charcas and in 1776 with the new territorial division created by the Spaniards, its name was changed to Chuquisaca. Chuquisaca played an important role during the long colonial period, influencing much of Bolivia’s history. Indeed, it was here that independence was declared on August 6, 1825. Several years later the name of the city was changed to Sucre, in honour of the general who promoted the independence movement.
    • On arrival you will settle in to your hotel and enjoy a guided tour of the old part of Sucre including Recoleta Church and Monastery, the Chapel of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the cathedral and Museum of La Casa de la Libertad.
    • During your stay you will have enough free time to enjoy this historical town and soak up the colonial atmosphere. In your free time you can choose to visit the local markets and textile museum or to take a walk around the city.
    De su Merced Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 26 - La Paz

    • Take a short flight back to La Paz (approximately 40 mins). Your afternoon will be free to rest or explore more of the city.
    Rosario Hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 27 - La Paz

    • Your trip will come to an end after breakfast today.
    Rosario Hotel or similar
    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • The services of Peregrine's expert English-speaking local leader throughout the tour, and local guides at some sites.
    • Local flight from Arequipa to Cusco, La Paz to Uyuni and Sucre to La Paz.
    • Sightseeing where mentioned in the trip notes.
    • 4-day trek on the ‘Classic’ or ‘Quarry’ route to Machu Picchu.
    • 3 nights full service camping, including the services of porters and a cook.
    • Guided tour of Machu Picchu, including park fees.
    • 2-day excursion to Colca - one of the deepest canyons in the world.
    • Half-day boat excursion on Lake Titicaca, including the floating reed islands of the Uros Indians.
    • Home-stay with a local family.
    • Full-day 4WD excursion to the Uyuni Salt Plains.
    • Scenic train journey around Lake Popoo and across the Altiplano in Bolivia.
    • Free time to explore Lima, Arequipa, Cusco, Puno, La Paz, Potosi and Sucre.
    • Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
    • Arrival transfer to the Peregrine joining hotel.

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Airport departure tax
    • Visas where required
    • Meals not included in the itinerary
    • Insurance
    • Laundry
    • Any optional tours or activities during free time
    • Tips
    • Items of a personal nature
  • Map Itinerary

  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.

    Andean Odyssey

    helen and maurice - New Zealand, 19 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was ashame that due to protests we missed the Nazca area and the scenic trip by bus.Arequipa was lovely but not too happy about the change in hotel we should have made our feelings known to the tour leader. The guide on the Inca trek was very passionate about the cultural history which we found interesting and the trek was amazing and kept me challenged. We were very impressed with the driving skill shown in the trip to colca canyon our driver was the best.

    Andean Odyssey

    Liana - Australia, 27 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating
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