Days
21
Price from
8310AUD
Map of Peru Highlights including Peru

Explore the cities, mountains, jungles and floating islands of Peru

Discover the very best of Peru on this 21-day adventure. Start in the fast-moving capital city of Lima, then go back in time with a visit to the mysterious Nazca Lines. Walk the volcanic lands of Arequipa and weave through the Andes to the archaeological wonders of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Float across the waters of Lake Titicaca and complete your Peruvian experience with a stay in an Amazon Rainforest eco-lodge. With a local to reveal the secrets and history of each destination, this is an unforgettable journey through Peru.


Start
Lima, Peru
Finish
Lima, Peru
Destination
Peru
Style
Peregrine
Code
PSPKC
Physical rating
Trip rating
19 reviews
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • The floating reed islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca are a marvel of concept, construction and history. Take a boat tour around them and stay on a private island.

  • Visit an archaeological site near Cusco with a specialist historian guide who will provide interesting insight into the region and share knowledge about Peru's history and culture.

  • Marvel at ancient Inca architecture throughout the fertile Sacred Valley before discovering the mother of all Inca cities, magical Machu Picchu, with two guided visits.

  • Peru is a world-class culinary destination. Explore an area unknown to tourists in Lima on a street food tasting tour.

  • Experience the untouched world of the Amazon Rainforest with two nights in an eco-lodge. Stroll along jungle trails on the lookout for monkeys, parrots, otters and caimans.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Due to the high altitude of the places we visit some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary! Please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.

  • There are a couple of long journeys on this trip, in particular from Nazca to Arequipa, which is a 10-hour drive in a private van.

  • The Amazon Jungle can be very humid, and mosquitoes are a fact of life. Please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.

  • Accommodation in the Amazon is clean and comfortable, but it is more basic than other accommodation throughout the trip. There is no electricity at night, so rooms are lit with candles and kerosene lamps. Wi-fi is only available in the common areas. Please remember that this is a very remote part of the world.

Itinerary

Welcome to Peru! On arrival into Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Meet your leader and fellow travellers for a pre-trip briefing, usually held at 2 pm. Please check the noticeboard near the hotel reception for confirmation of the location of the meeting. After the meeting your leader will take you on a brief orientation tour of the Miraflores area – your in-depth city tour will take place tomorrow morning. Lima has some of the best cuisine in South America and is especially renowned for its seafood. Perhaps sample Peru's national dish of ceviche – raw fish cured in lime juice and often served with hot peppers.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Antigua Miraflores or Similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Lima - Leader led orientation walk of Miraflores
Optional Activities
  • Lima - Gold Museum - PEN35
  • Lima - Museo de la Nacion - PEN10
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
If you wish to take part in any optional activities today, you will need to arrive earlier and book additional accommodation prior to the tour start date as there won't be any spare time on Day 1 once the tour has commenced.

Due to the high altitude of many of places we visit some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary! Please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
This morning at approximately 8 am your leader will take you on a walking tour of downtown Lima, including the city's historical centre. Flanked by streets of ornate mansions, palaces and churches, Plaza Mayor is the best place to start any exploration of Lima. Take a walk through the old streets to get a feel for colonial life. On one side of the plaza is the Cathedral of Lima, which houses the remains of Lima's founder, Francisco Pizarro. You have an included visit to the nearby San Francisco Monastery, with its catacombs containing some 70,000 human remains. Continue on to the Central Market where you'll take a walking tour. The market has a huge variety of fresh produce on offer, including fruits, vegetables and even guinea pigs. You'll also have the opportunity to try some local Peruvian fruits and street food. Next, head away from the tourist trail and visit Alameda de Chabuca Granda, an area really only known to locals. It's a place where people go as a treat to enjoy a variety of local street food and authentic Peruvian desserts such as ‘mazamorra morada’, a sweet porridge made from purple corn, or ‘picarones’, Peruvian donuts made from local squash called macre and sweet potatoes served with a sweet syrup – both are a must to try while in Peru! Later in the afternoon, travel by minivan for approximately 4 hours to Paracas, arriving in the early evening.
Accommodation
  • Hotel San Agustin Paracas or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Lima - Guided tour, including San Francisco Monastery, the Catacombs and Central Market
  • Lima - Alameda de Chabuca Granda - Street food tasting
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
This morning, rise early for an excursion to the Ballestas Islands. We will depart the hotel at approximately 7.30 am. Make your way to Paracas port to board a boat at approximately 8 am. The Ballestas Islands are home to an abundance of wildlife, including pelicans, red-footed boobies, flamingos, sea lions and even penguins. You'll have the opportunity to see wildlife up close on a boat tour of the islands (approximately 1.5–2 hours). Afterwards, drive to Nazca (approximately 3 hours) with a possible stop at Huacanchina – a small lakeside village – on the way, if your group chooses. On arrival in Nazca, visit the viewing platform to see the famous Nazca Lines. Etched into the landscape some 22 kilometres north of Nazca, these mysterious wonders are an assortment of perfectly straight lines, trapezoidal zones, and strange symbols of birds and beasts on a giant scale. For another perspective on the Nazca Lines, opt for an aerial tour this afternoon. The plane ride lasts for around 30 minutes and covers the 26 figures scattered throughout the desert. Although bumpy at times, the experience is unforgettable.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Majoro or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Ballestas Island - Excursion
  • Nazca Lines - Viewing tower
Optional Activities
  • Nazca - Flight Over the Nazca Lines - USD100
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Between June and September, the Paracas port may be closed due to adverse weather conditions. If this is the case, an alternative land tour of the Paracas National Reserve will be arranged.

On occasion Nazca lines flights may be cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Should this happen on the day you have booked this activity, it will be rescheduled to the following morning (Day 4 of this trip). The flight can be bumpy and is only recommended for those with a strong stomach. Your Peregrine leader will suggest certain operators that have been risk assessed and comply with company policy. Your tour leaders are prohibited from recommending or booking through any other operators.
Early this morning, make the 10–12 hour journey (depending on traffic and stops) to Arequipa by private van. The trip may be long, but it's well worth the effort. There will be toilet and lunch stops along the way. Arequipa is a beautiful Spanish colonial city. Known as La Ciudad Blanca (The White City), the buildings have been built almost exclusively from a white volcanic material called sillar. The city lies in a valley at the foot of the El Misti volcano – a perfectly shaped cone.
Accommodation
  • Casa Andina Arequipa or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
As mentioned on Day 3, on occasion we may need to schedule Nazca Lines flights for this morning. Should this happen, we will have an early lunch in Nazca before boarding the bus for Arequipa. In this case there will be toilet stops, however the next meal break will be in the evening for dinner.
Enjoy a walking tour of Arequipa at around 9 am with a local guide. Explore the main square, the Santa Catalina Monastery, the San Ignacio Chapel with its colonial mural paintings and the suburb of Yanahuara. The tour will finish at approximately 1 pm, just in time to cosy up at one of the plaza's cafes. Another option is a visit to the museum that houses 'Mummy Juanita' – the well-preserved body of a young Inca girl who died sometime between 1450 and 1480.
Accommodation
  • Casa Andina Arequipa or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Arequipa - Walking tour
  • Arequipa - San Ignacio Chapel Visit
  • Arequipa - Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Arequipa - Cathedral Visit
Optional Activities
  • Arequipa - Juanita Museum - PEN20
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Take a free day to further explore the laidback city of Arequipa. Pick up an Alpaca jumper and meet the llamas and alpacas of Mundo Alpaca, stroll to the pretty, peaceful neighbourhood of Yanahuara or take part in any optional active adventures in the surrounding hills and rivers.
Accommodation
  • Casa Andina Arequipa or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
This morning will begin at approximately 8 or 9 am, depending on what the group decides. Drive through the Altiplano – high plains – to the Colca Valley and Canyon. This drive takes approximately 5–6 hours including stops. On the way you'll see grazing vicunas, llamas and alpacas, as well as stone cairns built by local indigenous communities. More than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, the Colca Canyon provides some breathtaking views. The pre-Inca terraces carved into its walls are still cultivated today, and traditional Indian villages are dotted around, where it's possible to see locals in colourful traditional dress. Stop at the highest point (4910 metres) to enjoy views of the bleak landscape below and the snow-capped volcano of the Nevado Ampato in the distance. At this point you might notice the thinner air, but after taking some photos you'll quickly get back in the vehicle and descend to a lower altitude. Continue on to the town of Chivay, where you'll have some time to visit the local hot springs. In the evening, you may wish to visit a local 'pena' to enjoy a Peruvian dance and music show. Spend the night in Chivay.
Accommodation
  • Casa Andina Colca Hotel or Similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Colca Canyon - Guided visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Around 6 am this morning, you'll visit the Cruz del Condor viewpoint, where Andean condors, one of the world's largest flying birds, can often be seen soaring in the air. This journey will take approximately 5 hours return. After lunch it's about a 6-hour (including stops) drive to Puno. On the way the group will stop at the Sillustani archaeological site. The ruined 'chullpas', or funeral towers, of Sillustani were built by a pre-Inca civilisation centuries ago to house the remains of noble men. Located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Puno is full of Aymara and Quechuan Indian culture. The town is known as the folklore capital of Peru and is renowned for its traditional dances.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Hacienda Puno or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sillustani archaeological site (time permitting)
  • Colca Canyon - Condor view point
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Be enchanted by the striking scenery and unique cultures on a cruise around Lake Titicaca today. As Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, the sun can be extremely strong, so make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen, even on cloudy days. This morning at about 8 am you will depart from the port in Puno for the floating Uros Islands. The boat journey will take about 30 minutes before reaching the Islands. The Uros people constructed these islands to isolate themselves from rival tribes in ancient times. They are built completely from multiple layers of totora reeds, which grow in the shallows of the lake. Call into Taquile Island for some woollen handicrafts. On the island, knitting is strictly a male domain, while women do the spinning. You will spend approximately 1–1.5 hours here. Later the afternoon you will travel a further hour or so to the private island of Suasi where you'll spend the next two nights.
Accommodation
  • Suasi Island Eco lodge or similar, Feature Stay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Lake Titicaca - Floating Uros islands & Taquile island visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Due to luggage restrictions on the boat you will be required to pack all necessary items for the next two days into a smaller bag. The remainder of your luggage will be stored securely in the Puno hotel.
This morning you will visit the cultural museum on the island which houses maps, pictures of the lake and books about the history of the lake and its communities. There are handicrafts and fabrics from the different groups that developed around the lake, types of Andean grains like quinoa, and a chance to learn about the process of painting wool. An easy late-afternoon walk (approximately 1–2 hours) will take you to the highest point of the island – the perfect place to witness an unforgettable sunset over the waters of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy a private picnic with drinks; a unique moment to soak in the beautiful landscape, appreciate the serenity and – if the clouds behave – watch the sun go down.
Accommodation
  • Suasi Island Eco lodge or similar, Feature Stay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Suasi Island - Cultural Museum Visit
  • Suasi Island - Spectacular Sunset over Lake Titicaca, Picnic & Drinks
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Around midday (12 pm) today, travel back across the lake to Puno. On the way you will be provided with a packed box lunch. Enjoy a free night in Puno to explore, eat dinner at a local restaurant or relax in the hotel. Puno is famous for its festivals. If you're lucky, your visit might coincide with an evening parade, when the streets fill with costumed dancers and musicians.

Accommodation
  • Hotel Hacienda Puno or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
This morning, continue to Cusco by private van. This will be a long ride with opportunities to stop for breaks, but you may want to stock up on snacks for the journey. Cusco is South America's oldest continuously inhabited city, and was the home of the Inca for two centuries before the Spanish built their first capital here. Today Cusco is a fascinating combination of both cultures. At 3450 metres (11,150 feet) above sea level, it’s important to take time to acclimatise to the city’s altitude. After settling in at the hotel, take a casual orientation walk around the hotel and Plaza de Armas with your leader. This tour will also include a visit to the Cusco Cathedral with specialist guide Professor Alfredo Hinojoza Galvez. Alfredo was born and raised in the city of Cusco. He studied at the National College of Sciences of Cusco and later studied Administration and Tourism then a Masters in Colonial Art at National University San Antonio Abad del Cusco (NUSAAC). Alfredo has served as Dean of the College of Tourism and has published eight books, including a guidebook for the Touristic Tour of the East Valley. He is considered an icon among colonial art and tourism students for his impressive career spanning 30 years. Alfredo will be uniquely placed to offer special insight into Cusco Cathedral, which is also a World Heritage site.
Accommodation
  • Hotel San Agustin Plaza or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cusco - Orientation Walk
  • Cusco - Cathedral Entrance Fee
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
If you are hiking the Inca or Quarry Trail a pre-trek briefing will be held this evening. Your tour leader will provide details of the exact time and place.
This morning your leader will take you on walking tour of Cusco. Visit the Coricancha Temple for a tour with a local guide. The temple was once covered in sheets of gold that were eventually removed to raise a ransom for the life of Atahualpa, and later the Spanish demolished the temple to build a Dominican church on its foundations. Soon after, head to the San Pedro market, where you can practice your bargaining skills and take some colourful pictures. The tour will finish at Cafe Manos Unidos for an included snack. This cafe's core purpose to improve the quality of life for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities though vocational training and education in the hospitality industry. The food is all natural and is prepared and served by the students on site – a great way for travellers to interact with locals. This afternoon, continue your own independent explorations with some free time in Cusco.
Accommodation
  • Hotel San Agustin Plaza or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cusco - Coricancha Temple entrance fee
  • Cusco - Walking Tour: Main Square, San Blas Square, Coricancha Temple, San Pedro Market & 12 Angle Stone.
Optional Activities
  • Cusco - Inca Museum - PEN10
  • Cusco - Pre-Colombian Museum - PEN20
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Due to luggage restrictions on the train to Machu Picchu you will be required to pack all necessary items for the next two days into a smaller bag. The remainder of your luggage will be stored securely in the Cusco hotel.

On this trip you can opt to hike the Classic Inca Trail on Days 13–16 or the Quarry trail on Days 13–15. These treks are within the abilities of most reasonably fit people, but you must be prepared, as you will hike up to 45 kilometres often on steep terrain. The maximum altitude reached on the Inca Trail is 4200 metres above sea level and each day's journey generally consists of 7 hours of walking (uphill and downhill), with stops for snacks and lunch. Speak to a Peregrine booking agent for more information.
This morning at around 9 am you'll board a private bus for the Sacred Valley. Just outside of Cusco, visit the fortress ruins of Sacsayhuaman. The massive stone blocks forming the settlement's walls give you an idea of the ingenuity of the Inca. Continue on to the Sacred Valley. Treasured for its climate, fertile land and the Urubamba (Sacred) River, the valley has long been the main source of food in the high Andes. Afterwards, stop for lunch at the Chichubamba community in Urubamba to take part in an ancient cooking ritual known as pachamanca. This cooking method, which dates back to the time of the Inca empire, sees meats marinaded in spices then placed in a huatia (earth oven) with a selection of root vegetables and cooked slowly over hot stones. You will also visit a couple of local workshops and a chicheria (corn beer) bar. If it happens to be a market day, you can wander the stalls in search of hand-crafted beads and ponchos. Later, continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Built over an ancient Inca settlement, this is one of the few places where the Inca defeated the Spanish. The ruins of the upper terraces offer great photo opportunities of the town below.
Accommodation
  • Tika Wasi Valley Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sacred Valley - Community visit & lunch
  • Cusco - Full Boleto Turistico Pass (access to 16 archaeological sites, transport & guides not included)
  • Cuzco - Guided visit of Sacsayhuaman
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Due to a luggage restriction of 7 kg per person on the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes you will be required to pack all necessary items for the next three days into a smaller bag. The remainder of your luggage will be stored securely in the Cusco hotel.
Your destination today is Aguas Calientas, nestled in the cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu. Early this morning at approximately 7.45 am you will travel by train for around 90 minutes through the meandering Urubamba Valley to reach the town. From here take a 30-minute bus up the winding road to Machu Picchu, where you will be joined by a guide who will take you through the ruins and tell you stories of its history and the ancestral people of the region. Looking at Machu Picchu for the first time, as it sits against a backdrop of forested mountains, is a truly breathtaking experience. The true purpose behind Machu Picchu may always be a mystery, since no historical records of the complex exist. In fact, none were made in the first place, since the Incas had no written language. Most archaeologists, however, believe it to be the 15th-century headquarters of ‘he who shook the earth’: Emperor Pachacuti. Today, enjoy a guided visit (approximately 1.5–2 hours) with plenty of photo opportunities. Later, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to spend the night before heading back up to Machu Picchu first thing in the morning for your second visit.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Hatun Inti or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Guided visit of Machu Picchu
Optional Activities
  • 1 Day Inca Trail - Add-on (Must pre-book) - USD380
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Due to Peregrine's internal safety policy, our leaders are specifically prohibited from recommending or assisting with booking trips to the mountaintop ruins of Wayna Picchu.

The 1-day Inca Trail is a great option for those wanting to experience trekking in Peru, but don’t want to do the full four days. This trek starts from the train station known as 'Km 104' and after a steep ascent it follows the last portion of the Classic Inca Trail. Trekkers enter Machu Picchu at the Sun Gate in the afternoon, where there will be some time to take a few photos before taking a short bus ride down to Aguas Calientes to spend the night and rejoin the rest of the group. This trek is subject to permit availability, must be pre-booked and will incur a surcharge. For more information please speak to a Peregrine booking agent.
At around 5.30 am this morning, take the bus back up the winding road to Machu Picchu. On your second visit to the ruins, join a local Machu Picchu guide once again to explore more of the extraordinary architecture of the many temples, palaces and living quarters. Its mortar-free design is particularly earthquake resistant and the stones are so precisely cut that, to this day, not even a knife fits between them! You'll have time along the way to take any photos you may have missed yesterday. In the afternoon, return by bus and train to Cusco, where you'll spend the night. In the evening, perhaps head out for a celebratory dinner with your group in the city.
Accommodation
  • Hotel San Agustin Plaza or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Second visit of Machu Picchu (unguided)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted.

Sunrise at Machu Picchu – Inca Trail trekkers:
The first bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu departs at 5.30 am. The estimated arrival time is between 6–6.30 am. The sun rises at Machu Picchu at approximately 5.30 am, therefore it's not possible to be there in time for sunrise.
Bid farewell to any fellow travellers leaving the trip today. Enjoy a free day to relax, shop or explore more of Cusco's sights. Perhaps head to a cafe on the Plaza de Armas, or for those seeking an active adventure, try mountain biking in the hills surrounding Cusco. In the evening, you might like to unwind with a meal and drink in a local restaurant. You could even sample the Peruvian delicacy of cuy (guinea pig), if you are yet to try it.
Accommodation
  • Hotel San Agustin Plaza or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
This morning take an included 40-minute flight to Puerto Maldonado, where you will be met by a local guide who will accompany you during your time in the jungle. Make a quick trip to your jungle accommodation’s office in town, where you will be required to transfer any items you need for the next few days into a provided duffel bag. The remainder of your items will be stored securely in the office. Continue by private vehicle to port (45 minutes), then board a motorised canoe and travel down the Tambopata River to reach your jungle lodging. This journey will take between 45 minutes and 2.5 hours, depending on which lodge you are staying in. Arrive, unpack and unwind for about an hour before a short orientation and briefing. After dinner tonight, your local guide will take you into the jungle on a night walk.
Accommodation
  • Posada Amazonas or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
Due to boat transfer to the jungle lodge you will be given a duffel bag to transfer any necessary items (maximum weight limit 12 kilograms).

Rooms at the lodges are simple but comfortable. They are built using local materials such as bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees. Rooms have heavy curtains instead of doors and each room opens to the rainforest for a fully immersive experience. Rooms are equipped with flushing toilets, hot showers, mosquito nets and kerosene lamps. Electricity and Wi-Fi are only available in the common areas at designated times. Please note that drinks and tips are not included during your stay.
Embrace a 4.30 am and shake off the sleep with a 40-minute hike to Oxbow Lake. Board a catamaran and take a leisurely cruise. Keep your eyes peeled for squirrel monkey troops that sometimes forage in bushes at the edge of the lake. Overhead, macaws and parrots are a regular sight. After the boat ride, walk back to the lodge, arriving at about 11 am depending on the groups pace. Take a quick break, then head back out on a 20-minute walk to a clay lick frequented by ten species of parrots and parakeets. While watching from a blind, you’ll be able to get very close to view the dusky-headed and cobalt-winged parakeets, chestnut-fronted macaws and mealy, yellow-crowned, blue-headed, and orange-cheeked parrots. Walk back to the lodge for lunch. Take free time until mid-afternoon, when you’ll take a 20-minute boat ride downriver to Centro Nape, a traditional community clinic that produces medicines from rainforest plants. An local from the Infierno community will take you on a unique tour of Centro Nape to explain the uses of various medicinal plants. Head back to the lodge at around 6 pm and enjoy some free time before dinner. After dinner, choose whether you’d like to take an optional night walk.
Accommodation
  • Posada Amazonas or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
At approximately 7 am, take a boat transfer back to the port, then continue to the lodge office to collect your belongings. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima. On arrival thsi afternoon in Lima, transfer to your hotel and enjoy  free time to explore or relax at your leisure for the rest of the day. 
Accommodation
  • Antigua Miraflores or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today your Peruvian adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Flights out of Lima can be booked for anytime, as there are no planned activities.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

20 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Train, Motorised Canoe

Accommodation

Hotel (16 nights), Jungle Lodge Feature Stay (2 nights), Eco Lodge Feature (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Lima - Leader led orientation walk of Miraflores
  • Lima - Guided tour, including San Francisco Monastery, the Catacombs and Central Market
  • Lima - Alameda de Chabuca Granda - Street food tasting
  • Ballestas Island - Excursion
  • Nazca Lines - Viewing tower
  • Arequipa - Walking tour
  • Arequipa - San Ignacio Chapel Visit
  • Arequipa - Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Arequipa - Cathedral Visit
  • Colca Canyon - Guided visit
  • Sillustani archaeological site (time permitting)
  • Colca Canyon - Condor view point
  • Lake Titicaca - Floating Uros islands & Taquile island visit
  • Suasi Island - Cultural Museum Visit
  • Suasi Island - Spectacular Sunset over Lake Titicaca, Picnic & Drinks
  • Cusco - Orientation Walk
  • Cusco - Cathedral Entrance Fee
  • Cusco - Coricancha Temple entrance fee
  • Cusco - Walking Tour: Main Square, San Blas Square, Coricancha Temple, San Pedro Market & 12 Angle Stone.
  • Sacred Valley - Community visit & lunch
  • Cusco - Full Boleto Turistico Pass (access to 16 archaeological sites, transport & guides not included)
  • Cuzco - Guided visit of Sacsayhuaman
  • Guided visit of Machu Picchu
  • Second visit of Machu Picchu (unguided)

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Important notes

HIKE ADD-ON
Your tour itinerary includes taking the train to Machu Picchu, however on this trip you can opt to choose between either of the hiking options below if you advise at the time of booking:
- The four-day/three-night Inca Trail trek (Days 13–16 of this itinerary) – included in the tour price if advised at the time of booking.
- The one-day Inca Trail trek (Day 15 of this itinerary) – additional surcharge required.
Both options are subject to permit availability. Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book either option (the default itinerary does not include hiking so you must specifically request this). More information on the treks can be found in the itinerary.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement for solo travellers to secure their own room is available on this trip, however it excludes Days 18 and 19 (Amazon Jungle) where you will be in shared accommodation.

PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally, on certain trips the details are needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays in providing this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.

Recently, Peruvian authorities released a new list of regulations for visiting Machu Picchu. The main points impacting our visits are:
1. Tickets are now only valid only for one entry, that means that passengers cannot leave the site and re-enter as we have in the past.
2. Once passengers begin on a chosen circuit (there are three options) they cannot walk backwards and once they finish the circuit, they must leave the site. They cannot explore afterwards.
3. The two allotted times to visit are 6 am–12 pm and 12–4.30 pm.
4. It is technically mandatory to have an official site guide (not our local leaders) to visit the site. However, as there are not enough official guides to cover the large amount of people visiting, authorities are being flexible.

We encourage passengers to explore the upper part of Machu Picchu (Sun Gate and Inka Bridge) before their guided tour starts (about 2 hours before meeting the guide). Your leader will provide more information on what the group options are at the welcome meeting.

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