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Tour the best Peru has to offer on this 16 day holiday that includes the finest accommodations in the regions that you visit. This tour of Peru includes the countries greatest highlights -- the Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon, the islands of Lake Titicaca, and the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
Preparing for the parade at Plaza de Armas
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  • Adventure Life Exclusive
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Arrive Lima

Arrive in Lima and be transferred to the capital city's exclusive Miraflores district. Relax in comfort after your long flight at the Country Club Lima Hotel in a Master Bedroom.

Day 2: Paracas | Nazca Lines Over-Flight

The morning is free to wander around Miraflores and explore Colonial Lima. Transfer to the airport for your flight over the Nazca Lines or wait for the others on the ground. These mysterious lines date back to the Nazca period, between 900 BC and 600 AD. The images of the monkey, hummingbird and lizard are so large that they can only be fully viewed from the air. After you are back on ground, transfer to your hotelthe Hilton in the beachside village of Paracas.

*If weather does not permit for flights on this day, they can be scheduled for the following day.

Day 3: Islas Ballestas and Paracas National Reserve

Referred to as a Little Galapagos, this morning you'll depart by boat to the Ballestas Islands. Sea lion colonies lounge on the rocks and thousands of sea birds (such as Guanay Cormorants and Peruvian Boobies) circle overhead and strut along the rocky shoreline. After your island visit, it's off to the giant sand dunes of Paracas National Reserve for a bit of hiking. In the afternoon, continue south to Nazca where you will stay at the Hotel Majoro, a three star hotel but one of the finest lodging options in this region.

Day 4: Arequipa

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, it's off to Chauchilla cemetery where thousand-year-old mummies lie in the open, and ancient bones and pottery shards litter the ground - an archeologists playground! This evening, take an overnight bus trip to Arequipa (8 hour trip on a bus with reclining "sleeper" seats; contact us for alternative private transportation options).

Day 5: Arequipa Free Day

Located 7750 feet above sea level and surrounded by snowy peaks, Arequipa delights visitors with its colonial charm and friendly inhabitants. Visit the Santa Catalina Monastery (a 4.5 acre maze of gardens, plazas, and churches in the town center), people watch in the main plaza or just relax at the Casa Andina Private Collection where we stay in a Superior room.

Day 6-7: Colca Canyon

As rich in history as the Cusco area, Colca's pre-Inca terraces rise straight up the canyon and ancient tombs can be found perched on vertical canyon walls. You'll leave Arequipa early this morning for the deepest canyon in the world. The drive takes you back in time, past herds of llamas and alpacas and through 400-year old colonial towns where residents raise potatoes and tend sheep according to the rising and setting of the sun. During your two nights in the canyon at the Colca Lodge take ample time to relax in the hot springs! One morning you'll head to the Cruz del Condor where you'll have your best chance to see the Andean condor. In the afternoon you'll walk along the canyon edge to the pueblo of Cabanaconde for a taste of village life in the Colca.

An optional one-night homestay on Day 2 with a local family is available for travelers wanting to experience the daily and communal life in a Peruvian village. Travelers will return to the Colca Lodge for the night of Day 7. Click here for homestay details.

Day 8: Transfer to Puno

Today, you will transfer to Puno. On the way, visit Sillustani, the pre-Inca burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo. Settle into your hotel in the afternoon on the shore of Lake Titicaca.

Day 9-10: Lake Titicaca

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Today you will transfer to the Titilaka Lodge, a remote luxury lodge. You will stay in the Dawn Suites (situated to face to watch the sun rise over the lake).

Over the next day and a half, explore the islands of Lake Titicaca with the exceptional staff of Titilaka. Quarter, half and full day private excursions are included and focus on the cultures, history, wildlife (great birdwatching), and spectacular landscape of one of the highest lakes in the world. Click here for excursions from Titilaka Lodge.

Day 11: Cusco

A spectacular drive to Cusco crosses the 14,403 foot La Raya pass. Your final destination is the Navel of the World--Cusco, Peru! Andean history comes alive in Cusco. Quechua speaking descendents of the Incas fill the streets and markets, colonial churches sit atop bases of smooth stonework laid centuries before the Conquistadors, and campesinos (Peru's rural farmers) in colorful dress move busily back and forth across the plazas. In the afternoon, you'll tour Cusco's largest open market and the adjacent witches' market. After tasting a few unique local foods, you will visit the Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco, a local organization committed to preserving the region's weaving traditions. (If visiting the Sacred Valley on Sunday, you will visit their center in Chinchero instead). Watch weavers demonstrate their craft and learn about the history and processes of Peru's most well-known art form. Overnight at the Hotel Monasterio in a Deluxe Room.

Day 12: Sacred Valley

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
This morning journey into one of the most beautiful areas of Peru. You'll test your bargaining skills with the locals while visiting one of the great textile markets in the area. You may hike to the inspiring ruins of Pisac, or take a short walk through the countryside to the seldom-visited town of Maras and its pre-Columbian salt mines (still in use today with salt being collected in traditional fashion) as well as the Inca agricultural terraces of Moray, thought to have been a nursery to experiment with and modify different varieties of crops. Eventually, you will make your way to the living Inca city of Urubamba where you can relax for the night at the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel in a Suite.

Day 13: Train to Machu Picchu

This morning board the Vistadome train to continue our journey towards Machu Picchu (alternatively take the Hiram Bingham luxury train; contact your trip planner for details and pricing). Follow the Urubamba River as it tumbles its way towards the Amazon and the sacred city of Machu Picchu. Ancient canals still bring water from the high mountains to the baths used by Inca priests. As visitors, you're welcomed to respectfully dip your hands in the cool water. After your tour of the Machu Picchu, you'll return to Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly called Aguas Calientes) to the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel were you stay in a Junior Suite.

Day 14: Free Day at Machu Picchu. Return to Cusco

Today is your chance to watch the sunrise at Machu Picchu and to listen to the spirits of the city's past inhabitants before the hikers from the Inca Trail arrive. You can choose to book a permit to climb the sacred peak of Huayna Picchu, hike to the Sun Gate which overlooks the ruins or take a walk through the lush cloudforest to the Temple of the Moon. In the afternoon, you'll return by train to Cusco with your guide. (Let us know if you would like help arranging hiking permits for today – these are not included and sell out in advance!)

Day 15: Cusco Free Day

Today is free to relax and explore with your guide or on your own. Travelers can go on a city tour of the churches and surrounding ruins, such as the enormous Sacsayhuamán ruins that overlook Cusco (these ruins showcase building blocks the size of SUVs). You can also wander through the bustling Plaza de Armas in the heart of Cusco, shop for love potions in the local markets, or people watch from the cafes and restaurants that line these lovely streets. For those bursting with energy, horseback riding, mountain biking, or even whitewater rafting (Class III-IV) can be arranged. The evening is yours to take in some of Cusco's varied and exciting nightlife.

Day 16: Fly Lima and Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast

Photo Gallery

How often have we seen this photo?  Why not take it yourself! Preparing for the parade at Plaza de Armas SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS SCENERY Uros the floating islands Andean condor in flight in Colca Canyon during a Peru trip Spider, Nazca Lines Kathy on one of the Floating Islands (Uros) Huayna Picchu rises high behind the Machu Picchu ruins during your Peru tour



Casa Andina Premium Arequipa

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel

Colca Canyon Lodge

Country Club Lima

Hilton Paracas

Hotel Libertador Puno

Hotel Majoro

Hotel Monasterio

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Titilaka Lodge

Dates & Prices


Flexible Departure Policy
For new bookings made from March 30, 2020, forward pay 2020 prices for 2021 departures, with the flexibility to change travel dates free of charge through December 2021. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for more details.
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2021

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  • 12 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners, 1 Box Lunch
  • 15 Nights Accommodations
  • 12 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Round Trip Vistadome train
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • If you are interested in purchasing a hiking pass for either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, please contact us asap. These are not included in the cost of the trip and must be arranged in advance. Hiking permits, especially for Huayna Picchu, often sell out months in advance. 
  • Entrance Fees in Arequipa - Travelers pay locally
  • Optional Excursions - $20 for second day's hiking passes at Machu Picchu


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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