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📅 June 20 - July 4, 2024

Embark on a 14-day Peru tour, exploring the rich tapestry of ancient Incan ruins, vibrant cities, and breathtaking landscapes. From the mystical Machu Picchu to the colorful Rainbow Mountain, experience Peru's cultural and natural wonders in a journey filled with adventure and unforgettable memories!

PRIVATE ROOM
$4,999
8 spots left

DEPOSIT: $1,000

FULL PAYMENT 45 days before the trip

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Highlights

 

🪂 Lima, the heart of Peruvian heritage
🏝️ Paracas, where the desert meets the ocean
🦭 Ballestas Islands, the poor man's Galapagos
🏜️ The golden sand dunes of Huacachina
🍇 Pisco, the birthplace of the Peruvian spirit
🌋 The white city of Arequipa
🏺 Puno, the home of the Uros people
🚣‍♂️ The marvelous Lake Titicaca
🦅 Colca Canyon, home to the soaring condors
📜Cusco, the gateway to the Incan Empire
🏔️ Sacred Valley, the cradle of the Inca civilization
⛰️ Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas

PERU TOUR ITINERARY

✈️ Arrival in Lima
All participants must be in Lima by 10:00 PM. A driver will pick you up at the airport according to your arrival date. For those who are arriving before 10:00 PM, we will have a welcome dinner at a restaurant and have drinks after dinner (optional).

🧭 Lima Walking Tour
Begin at the Plaza Mayor, the heart of Lima's historical center, adorned with colonial buildings and the stunning Cathedral of Lima. Next, visit the San Francisco Church, famous for its catacombs and Baroque architecture. Stroll through the bustling Miraflores district, known for its parks and ocean views. Explore the Larco Museum to witness pre-Columbian art. Finally, enjoy authentic Peruvian cuisine at a local market, immersing yourself in Lima's rich flavors and lively atmosphere.

🚌 Transfer from Lima to Paracas
We will make our way to our next stop: Paracas. The travel time from Lima to Paracas is 4 hours.

🛏️ We will spend the night in Paracas

🦭 Ballestas Islands
We will visit Ballestas Islands, also known as the poor man's Galapagos Islands. Highlights include observing sea lions, penguins, and a myriad of bird species. The boat ride offers stunning views of the coastline and the enigmatic Candelabra geoglyph.

🏝️ Paracas National Reserve
We will visit the striking red beach of Playa Roja, diverse wildlife such as flamingos, and ancient Paracas culture remnants. The area's unique ecosystem and scenic beauty captivate nature lovers.

🚌 Transfer from Paracas to Huacachina
We will make our way to Huacachina where we will spend the night and so sand dune boarding.

🏜️ Sunset Sand Dune Boarding in Huacachina
Sand dune boarding in Huacachina is an exhilarating adventure set against a stunning desert oasis backdrop. This activity features thrilling rides down vast, golden sand dunes, offering a unique blend of excitement and scenic beauty.

🛏️ We will spend the night in Huacachina

🚌 Transfer from Huacachina to Arequipa
The trip to Arequipa from Huacachina will take 12 hours but we will have some interesting stops along the way.

🍇 Pisco Vineyard Tour
We will journey through lush vineyards in Pisco, offering insights into the traditional pisco-making process. Tasting sessions of various Pisco varieties, amidst the picturesque vineyard setting, highlight the rich flavors and heritage of this famous Peruvian spirit.

🔭 Nazca Lines Viewing
Viewing the Nazca Lines in Peru is a mesmerizing experience, featuring aerial views of these ancient and mysterious geoglyphs. The highlights include seeing the various animal and geometric figures etched into the desert, providing a unique glimpse into Peru's rich pre-Columbian history and culture.

🛏️ We will spend the night in Arequipa. The altitude in Arequipa is 2,335 m (7,660 ft).

🧭 Arequipa Walking Tour
We will visit the majestic Arequipa Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas, the historic Santa Catalina Monastery, and panoramic views of Misti Volcano. Wander through charming streets and visit local markets, experiencing the vibrant culture and cuisine of Arequipa.

🥘 Visit a picanteria in Arequipa for lunch
A traditional picantería in Arequipa offers a culinary journey through authentic Arequipan cuisine. Highlights include spicy rocoto relleno, succulent adobo, and chupe de camarones. These dishes, cooked in wood-fired stoves, reflect the rich flavors and heritage of the region, served in a rustic, homely atmosphere.

🛀 Free time and optional evening activities
We will be very tired, full, and a bit tipsy at the end of this day so we'll play it by ear on what we want to do. Make sure to pack in the evening as we leave for Colca Canyon tomorrow.

🛏️ We will spend the night in Arequipa

⛰️ Full-day Colca Canyon hike and tour
Altitude: 3,400 m (11,155 ft)

The full-day Colca Canyon Tour in Peru is a captivating journey showcasing one of the world's deepest canyons. The tour begins with a scenic drive through Andean landscapes, passing traditional villages and terraced fields.

Highlights include witnessing the majestic flight of Andean condors at Cruz del Condor, exploring the picturesque town of Chivay, and soaking in the relaxing hot springs.

We will see panoramic views of the Colca Canyon's vast expanse, learn about local cultures, and potentially spot diverse wildlife.

🛏️ We will spend the night in Arequipa

🚌 Transfer from Arequipa to Puno
We will leave Arequipa at 5:15 AM so make sure you are at the hotel lobby at this time. The journey to Puno is about 10 hours.

🛀 Free time and optional evening activities
We will be very tired at the end of this day so we'll play it by ear on what we want to do. We will have dinner in Puno.

🛏️ We will spend the night in Puno

HALF-DAY VISIT TO UROS ISLANDS AND LAKE TITICACA
Lake Titicaca and the Uros Islands offer a unique glimpse into the world's highest navigable lake and its fascinating floating islands. This excursion begins with a serene boat ride on Lake Titicaca's azure waters, revealing panoramic views of the Andean landscape.

Upon reaching the Uros Islands, we will be greeted by the warm Uros people, who maintain their ancestral traditions on islands made entirely of reeds. Highlights include learning about their unique way of life, exploring the reed islands, and experiencing the tranquil beauty of Lake Titicaca, making this day a memorable blend of cultural discovery and natural splendor.

🚌 Transfer from Puno to Cusco
We will leave Puno at 9:30 PM and take the night bus to Cusco. The journey takes 6 hours.

You can sleep in as we are going to start this day late! The altitude in Cusco is 3,399 m (11,151 ft). This is the best time to acclimatize as Machu Picchu has a lower altitude than Cusco.

🧭 Cusco Walking Tour
We will visit the impressive Koricancha (Temple of the Sun), the grandeur of the Cusco Cathedral in Plaza de Armas, and the ancient Sacsayhuamán fortress. Wander through cobblestone streets, exploring vibrant markets and local artisanal crafts.

🥘 Lunch at San Pedro Market
This market bustles with colorful stalls selling fresh produce, traditional dishes like ceviche and lomo saltado, and exotic fruits. Highlights include sampling local delicacies, sipping on fresh juices, and immersing in the lively, sensory-rich atmosphere of the market.

🛍️ Cusco Markets and shopping
We will explore vibrant markets like San Blas, renowned for handwoven alpaca wool products and intricate tapestries. We will engage with local artisans, learn about traditional weaving techniques, and find unique, handcrafted souvenirs and garments. This is your time to go shopping!

🛀 Free time and optional evening activities
We will be very tired at the end of this day so we'll play it by ear on what we want to do. We will have dinner in Cusco.

🛏️ We will spend the night in Cusco

FULL-DAY SACRED VALLEY EXPEDITION
Altitude: 2,800 m (9,186 ft)

Breakfast in Pisac
We will explore the impressive archaeological site of Pisac with ancient temples and panoramic views, and browsing the vibrant Pisac market for local crafts and textiles.

Ollantaytambo Ruins
Ollantaytambo tour showcases a well-preserved Incan village and fortress. Key attractions are the massive terraces, the Temple of the Sun, and the intricate stone work. Strolling through the old town reveals a living example of Incan urban planning.

Moray Ruins
The Moray Ruins tour highlights unique Incan agricultural terraces forming concentric circles. This intriguing site offers insights into Incan farming techniques and their understanding of micro-climates, set against a backdrop of stunning Andean scenery.

Maras Salt Mines
Visiting the Maras Salt Mines reveals thousands of individual salt pans cascading down a hillside. Highlights include witnessing the traditional salt harvesting methods, learning about the site's historical importance, and enjoying the picturesque contrast of white salt pans against the green highland scenery.

🛏️ We will spend the night in Cusco

This day, we will have a full-day of rest and get ready for our trip to Machu Picchu tomorrow. The hikes are very tiring so you are free to sleep in, do what you want and go for last-minute shopping!

Optional: Rainbow Mountain Tour
For those who still have the energy to hike, we can arrange a Rainbow Mountain tour for you as an add-on. Just let us know when you inquire!

🛏️ We will spend the night in Cusco

FULL-DAY HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU (EASY)
Altitude: 1,888 m (6,194 ft)

We will start the hike to the town Aguas Calientes. The walk is relatively easy and it will take us 4 hours. The terrain is flat so you don't have to worry about being tired. Make sure to only bring an overnight bag. We can store our belongings in Cusco.

🚆 Optional Train Ride: If you don't want to join the 4-hour hike with us, you can take the train and meet us in Aguas Calientes. This is an extra cost.

🛏️ We will spend the night in Aguas Calientes

⛰️ Visit the Machu Picchu Citadel
Altitude: 2,430 m (7972 ft)

We will take the bus to visit the Citadel and tour Machu Picchu for half a day. You have an option to hike up or take the bus with us. If you want to hike down, that is an option too but the bus fare is already included in the tour price. After the hike, we will have lunch in Aguas Calientes.

🚆 On-board the train to Hidroelectrica
We will go on a train to go back to Hidroelectrica where we started our hike. After which, we will transfer to Cusco (via bus). This trip will take 6 hours.

🛏️ We will spend the night in Cusco

✈️ End of Peru Tour: The driver will take you to the airport 3 hours before your flight. For those flying in the evening, we will have a farewell brunch (optional).

If you want to book this Peru tour on a different trip date, get in touch for a discounted rate!

The tour cost includes:

✅ Local tour guides
✅ 14-day accommodation (boutique hotel)
✅ All meals during the trip (3x a day)
✅ All ground transportation
✅ Airport transfers
✅ Entrance fees and tour tickets
✅ All local experiences mentioned in the itinerary
✅ Travel Concierge via Whatsapp

The tour cost excludes:

❌ Flights to Peru (trip starts in Lima and ends in Cusco)
❌ Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
❌ Passport/visa fees to Peru (we can help with visa assistance)
❌ Additional meals not mentioned
❌ Some alcoholic drinks
❌ Tips for guides

This Peru tour is fully refundable 45 days before the trip. If you need to cancel beyond that, you will be charged a 16% IVA or you can keep your deposit/payment to use for our other trips worldwide.

  • Lima Airport: Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)
  • Cusco Airport: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)

Tour Manager 2024

Trisha lived in Peru for 2 years and has been doing Peru Tours and expeditions since 2014. She has extensively traveled the whole country (from North to South). You are in good hands!

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What our community says

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This Peru tour is worth every penny and given the extensive itinerary, I was surprised with the price. My partner and I joined this Peru tour and we had a blast! One thing to note is that not all hikes are easy so I recommend that you do some exercises at home before the trip! Overall, the whole experience was amazing and I can now say that I know Peru very well!

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This Peru tour is worth every penny and given the extensive itinerary, I was surprised with the price. My partner and I joined this Peru tour and we had a blast! One thing to note is that not all hikes are easy so I recommend that you do some exercises at home before the trip! Overall, the whole experience was amazing and I can now say that I know Peru very well!

I have joined Trisha's Mexico trips and what is consistent about her tours is the visit to local communities. I love supporting locals and I would have never seen Peru this way because all the tours I see on the Internet are very commercialized. This one is very hands-on and different from the rest!

Frequently Asked Questions

We will have time to acclimatize in Cusco so you don't have to be really physically fit. We do acknowledge doing exercises or walks while you're still at home.

The highest altitude is the Rainbow Mountain, which is about 5,200 m (17,060 ft). The rest are between 2,400 which are manageable once you acclimatize.

Yes, you can book this Peru tour exclusive to your group. We will assign a guide to your group. The minimum number of participants to book this privately is 8 and can go up to 25 pax.

ABSOLUTELY! The minimum number of travelers for booking this tour is 2 pax. However, a group this small will not be provided with a guide. We will only arrange the whole trip for you (all-inclusive without a guide) plus a WhatsApp concierge to assist you all the way!

We can provide a local sim card for you upon request, topped up with unlimited data for 30 days and all set-up for use. You just need to purchase it as an add-on for $30 USD.

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