This tour of Peru will give you incredible insight into the heart of the country. Venture into the impressive Colca Canyon and onwards to glittering Lake Titicaca. Finish on the path of the Incas where you can witness the lost citadel of Machu Picchu.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2LimaMonastery of San Francisco, Plaza Mayor, UNESCO World Heritage SiteCountry Club Lima, B Arts Boutique Hotel
2 - 3ArequipaUNESCO World Heritage Site City Center, Santa Catalina Monastery, Juanita MummyCasa Andina Private Collection Arequipa
3 - 4ColcaColca Canyon, Andean Condor, Trekking, HikingCasa Andina Classic Colca
4 - 6PunoLake Titicaca, Uros Island, Taquile Island, Amantani Island, ChucuitoLibertador Lago Titicaca, Titilaka
6 - 8CuscoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Koricancha, Tambomachay, Qenko, Puca Pucara, SacsayhuamanEl Mercado Tunqui, JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
8 - 9Sacred ValleyPisac, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray, Chincheros, River Rafting, Horseback RidingSol y Luna, Belmond Rio Sagrado
9 - 10CuscoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Koricancha, Tambomachay, Qenko, Puca Pucara, SacsayhuamanEl Mercado Tunqui, JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
10 - 10LimaMonastery of San Francisco, Plaza Mayor, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 4,135 /person
  • Option 2 $ 4,905 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 9 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Lima – Arequipa, Cusco – Lima
  • All activities as listed :
    • Lima: City Tour of Lima
    • Arequipa: Arequipa City Tour and Visit to Santa Catalina Monastery
    • Colca: Colca Canyon (Part 1/2) – Scenic Andean Drive Arequipa, Colca and Puno
    • Puno: Colca Canyon (Part 2/2) – Colca Canyon Experience with drive to Puno
    • Puno: Included Activties at Titilaka Comprehensive Program
    • Puno: Visit to the Uros & Taquile or Amantani Islands in Private
    • Cusco: Private City Tour in Cusco and visit to Incan ruins
    • Sacred Valley: Visit to Pisac Ruins and Ollantaytambo (Starts from Cusco)
    • Sacred Valley: Visit to Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train from Sacred Valley
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
  • If your itinerary includes self-drive travel, then all such travel is included in a high quality rental car with full insurance, for an unlimited number of kilometers
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to Hotel

Lima

1 Day

Peru’s capital city enjoys a great location directly on the Pacific coast and boasts of spectacular views, elegant neighborhoods, historical districts and a vibrant assortment of cultures.

Included Activities

City Tour of Lima
Explore the highlights of Lima on this privately guided city tour as you gain insights into Peru and her capital. Stroll through the beautiful city center visiting the main square of Plaza Mayor, the Lima Cathedral, and the Government Palace and other historical attractions. (Duration 3 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity.)

Hotel Options

Country Club Lima – Opt 1
RoomMaster Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryDeluxe
B Arts Boutique Hotel – Opt 2
RoomChamber
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryDeluxe
Day 2 - 3

Transfer to Airport

Flight from Lima to Arequipa

Transfer to Hotel

Arequipa

1 Day

The ‘White City’ is located at the foot of three volcanoes: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu, which rises to a height of 2,4m above sea level.

Included Activities

Arequipa City Tour and Visit to Santa Catalina Monastery
Enjoy a half-day privately guided tour of Arequipa, coined the White City for its beautiful architecture constructed of volcanic stone. Visit the major attractions of the city and the must-see Santa Catalina Monastery. Dating from 1579, the monastery was enlarged over the centuries to become a city within a city and an excellent example of Spanish Colonial architecture. (Duration 3 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time.Private Activity)

Hotel Options

Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa – Opt 1
RoomSenior Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryMid-range
Day 3 - 4

Private transfer from Arequipa to Colca (160 km, 4.5 hrs)

Colca

1 Day

The Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, situated 16 km Northwest of Arequipa.

Included Activities

Colca Canyon (Part 1/2) – Scenic Andean Drive Arequipa, Colca and Puno
Explore the beauty of Peruvian countryside on this scenic drive from Arequipa to Colca Canyon. Along the way pass through the Aguada Blanca national Wildlife Reserve where you are able to stop and view the vicuñas and other wildlife such as different migratory birds. Further along the way, stop at the stunning lookout point of Patapama to get an amazing view of Andes Mountain range and the volcanoes in the region. This stunning spot is known as the Viewpoint of the Andes for its magnificent views. Arrive at the town of Chivay, located on the edge of Colca Canyon, in the early afternoon and enjoy a hearty lunch. Take a relaxing afternoon to explore the small local market and the town of Chivay. (08:00 to 15:00. Private Activity. Lunch Included)

Hotel Options

Casa Andina Classic Colca – Opt 1
RoomTraditional Room
MealsBreakfast
CategorySimple
Day 4 - 6

Private transfer from Colca to Puno (360 km, 5 hrs)

Puno

2 Days

Puno lies directly on the banks of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and is located at 3,8 m above sea level.

Included Activities

Colca Canyon (Part 2/2) – Colca Canyon Experience with drive to Puno
Begin your day bright and early in Colca in order to reach the Condor Pass at sunrise. With luck you catch a glimpse of the rare and mighty Andean Condor soaring through the canyon. Visit the small towns of Maca and Yanque, visiting their colonial churches and taking in additional views of Colca Canyon. After an independent lunch in the town of Chivay, your guide will say goodbye as you continue on to the town of Puno with just your driver. (06:00 to 17:00. Private Activity. Lunch not Included)

Included Activties at Titilaka Comprehensive Program
Take in the beauty of Lake Titicaca and the Altiplano as well as the rich and unique culture of the Uros and Taquile people during your stay at Titilaka. Select from a variety of activities that allow you to fully experience the region. On Lake Titicaca you can go kayaking or rowing in the waters near the hotel, go for a longer navigation to the Uros Islands, the famous floating man-made reed islands, and Taquile Island in the middle of the lake or appreciate the flora and fauna found around Chuchito Bay. In the Altiplano for the more active guests you can go biking or hiking to appreciate the natural beauty of your surroundings. Also take an excursion to the Sillustani Tombs on your way to or from the airport. Excursions can also be taken along the Aymara Archeological Route seeing the chullpas of molloco (Aymaran funeral towers) and other ruins or on the Colonial Route visiting the exquisite churches of Juli and Pomata or to the Copamaya community to learn about local textiles. For more detailed information on the activities offered as a part of the comprehensive program at the Titilaka hotel please visit their website: http://titilaka.com/en/the-experience/excursions.

Visit to the Uros & Taquile or Amantani Islands in Private
Visit the floating islands of the Uros, located on the glittering waters of Lake Titicaca during this private tour. The Uros first fled from the Incans and then from the Spaniards, seeking refuge in the lake and creating their own islands made out of reeds. Discover how they adapted to living in the lake and then visit either Taquile or Amantaní islands which offer stunning views of the lake and are inhabited by a small, isolated indigenous group who offer a warm welcome into their simple homes. (07:00 to 17:00, Shared Boat, Private Guide, Lunch Included)

Hotel Options

Libertador Lago Titicaca – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Titilaka – Opt 2
RoomKing Room - Comprehensive Program
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleHeritage
CategoryLuxury
Day 6 - 8

Transfer to Bus Station

Day bus from Puno to Cusco (07:00 - 17:30, includes guide, stops at areas of interest and simple buffet lunch)

Transfer to Hotel

Cusco

2 Days

Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an amazing amalgam of an Inca capital and colonial city.

Included Activities

Private City Tour in Cusco and visit to Incan ruins
Discover Cusco’s heart and the secrets of the Incan Empire on a half-day tour with a private guide. Here colonial flair and Incan culture combine to create a fascinating atmosphere. The highlights will include the Main Square and Cathedral, Santo Domingo Convent, Sacsayhuaman Fortress, and Inca ruins of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay which you will visit as you enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding Andean landscape. (Duration 4 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity)

Hotel Options

El Mercado Tunqui – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryMid-range
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco – Opt 2
RoomClassic Inca
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryDeluxe
Day 8 - 9

Transfer from Cusco to Sacred Valley (60 km, 1.5 hrs)

Sacred Valley

1 Day

The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas) is reachable via Cusco, and links this erstwhile capital of the Incan Empire with the citadel in Machu Picchu.

Included Activities

Visit to Pisac Ruins and Ollantaytambo (Starts from Cusco)
A full day privately guided tour that takes visitors from Cusco to the spectacular Sacred Valley of the Incas. Nestled on the banks of the Urubamba River, you will begin your tour in Pisac, exploring the villages extensive ruins, temple, hillsides and terraces before heading to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon. Here you find an attractive town of Inca origin with remarkable channels and stone streets where you will discover its impressive ceremonial centre and fortress that guarded the access from other parts of the valley. (08:00 to 18:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Visit to Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train from Sacred Valley
The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel to the lost city of the Incas via Vistadome train before spending an afternoon at the sacred citadel with a private guide from Machu Picchu town. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (06:30 to 18:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Hotel Options

Sol y Luna – Opt 1
RoomSol Y - Casita Superior
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
CategoryUpmarket
Belmond Rio Sagrado – Opt 2
RoomRio-Garden Junior Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
CategoryLuxury
Day 9 - 10

Private transfer from Sacred Valley to Cusco (60 km,1.5 hrs)

Cusco

1 Day

Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an amazing amalgam of an Inca capital and colonial city.

Hotel Options

El Mercado Tunqui – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryMid-range
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco – Opt 2
RoomClassic Inca
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryDeluxe
Day 10 - 10

Transfer to Airport

Flight from Cusco to Lima

Lima

0 Days

Peru’s capital city enjoys a great location directly on the Pacific coast and boasts of spectacular views, elegant neighborhoods, historical districts and a vibrant assortment of cultures.

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