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Best of Peru

Trip Length

Trip Code

19 days PSBU

Maximum Passengers

16 people
Minimum Age
15

Countries Visited

Bolivia, Peru

Start City

End City

Lima La Paz
Best of Peru

Peru’s history and geography read like myth and fable: earth’s most mysterious figures in the Nazca desert; the world’s deepest canyon; volcanoes guarding cities and a gigantic lake halfway to heaven. On top of all that is the incomparable Sacred Valley, the heartland of Incan culture and home to Peru’s finest monuments and relics from the ancient world. Exploring Cusco then setting off along Incan pathways is a must for all who want to experience the full magic of the region, both to appreciate the quiet splendour of the mountains, and the full power of Machu Picchu, rearing up suddenly on a hidden peak deep in the countless folds of the Andes. Lake Titicaca’s combination of stunning scenery, intense colours and intriguing customs makes it a favourite of many who travel in the region, while La Paz’s striking streets and vivacious culture is a vibrant finale to our adventure.

Why we love it:

Best of Peru


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-2: Lima

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Antigua Mira Flores or Similar, Lima

Activities:

Day 3-4: Lima - Nazca

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Majoro Hotel or similar, Nazca

Activities:

Day 5: Arequipa

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Casa Andina or similar, Arequipa

Activities:

Day 6-7: Colca Canyon - Arequipa

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Casa Andina or similar, Arequipa

Activities:

Day 8-10: Cusco - The Sacred Valley

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Samanapaq hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 10-11: Cusco

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Terra Andina hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 12: Cusco- Aguas Calientes

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Andina hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 13: Machu Picchu- Cusco

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Terra Andina hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 14: Cusco

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Terra Andina hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 15: Cusco- Puno

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Taypikala hotel or similar, Puno

Activities:

Day 16-17: Lake Titicaca - Homestay - Puno

Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Taypikala hotel or similar & Homestay

Activities:

Day 18: Tiahuanaco - La Paz

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Rosario Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 19: La Paz

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Rosario Hotel or similar

Activities:


Your Trip

What's Included

Transport

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Bolivia

Americans currently require a visa for Bolivia. Australians, British, Canadians and New Zealanders currently do not require a visa for Bolivia. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.

Peru
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for Peru. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Bolivia

A Traveller’s Guide to El Dorado & the Inca Empire-L Meisch Backpacking and Trekking in Peru & Bolivia-H Bradt

Peru

Cut Stones and Crossroads - R Wright Exploring Cusco - P Frost The Incas and Their Ancestors - M Moseley


Important Information

On this trip you may link up with travellers on another of our tours.

Local Emergency contact numbers: Peak Adventure Travel Emergency phone: +51 99605 5559 +51 97009 4823

High Altitudes

High altitudes may be experienced during this trip. Please refer to our Altitude Sickness document for more info.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

22 August 2014


General Contact Details

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