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  • Enjoy a private tour through the spectacular cities, villages, and valleys of Peru.
  • Visit some of the world’s most beautiful sites including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, and visit the indigenous people of the Uros Islands and discover ancient Inca traditions.
  • Stay in a selection of hand-picked hotels with a daily breakfast.

Your Destinations

Peru is a spectacular country with a rich culture, rugged landscapes, and ancient history. Home to Machu Picchu, a 15th-century citadel situated in the Andes Mountains, Peru is a popular destination for hikers and backpackers who seek to conquer the renowned Inca Trail. Those who prefer to take it easy can head to the capital city of Lima for its colonial architecture, landscaped gardens, and picturesque bay. This exciting itinerary will take you on a Peruvian adventure through diverse settings including the Sacred Valley and the ancient Inca capital of Cusco.

Your Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrive into Lima
Day 2: Lima (Breakfast)
Day 3: Lima - Arequipa
Day 4: Arequipa - Puno  - Sillustani En Route
Day 5: Puno - Lake Titicaca - Taquile Island
Day 6: Lake Titicaca: Taquile Islands & Uros - Puno 
Day 7: Puno - Cusco 
Day 8: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Chinchero - Ollantaytambo 
Day 9: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Ollanta Station - Cusco
Day 10: Cusco - Walking City tour & San Pedro Market
Day 11: Cusco
Day 12: Cusco - Departure to Lima

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive into Lima
Upon arrival at the airport, you will receive a transfer to your hotel. Overnight at a selected hotel in Lima.

Day 2: Lima (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel.  Visit Lima's Downtown, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO where you will know the Cathedral of Lima, located in the Main Square, the most important church in Peru built between 1542 and 1622, and one of the several beautiful colonial buildings, which constitutes an important part of the identity of the city. Then walk towards the Aliaga House -viceregal house delivered by Francisco Pizarro to one of his captains (Jeronimo de Aliaga) when the city was established- a jewel of colonial architecture currently inhabited by family members. Continue your tour by visiting the Church of Santo Domingo, built in the late sixteenth century, which has several viceroy altars and sculptures showing different periods and aesthetic manifestations. Then you will be transferred to the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores for a panoramic view, and make a brief stop at the Love Park before moving on to your hotel. Overnight at a selected hotel in Lima.

Day 3: Lima - Arequipa
Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport. Flight to Arequipa. Once you land in Arequipa, a transportation service will take you to your hotel. Then, after a representative informs you about the attractions and services the city has to offer, go enjoy a tour of the town.In the afternoon, you will visit Arequipa´s Main Square, one of the most beautiful in Peru. Front facing this square you will see the imposing Cathedral, built in the seventeenth century.

From there go to the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a cloister and small religious citadel built in 1579, still in use to date. Then, visit the Church of La Compañia de Jesus (1590), considered a classic example of local baroque architecture that houses an exceptional exhibition of paintings and murals. Finally, visit the districts of Yanahuara and Carmen Alto for a panoramic view of the Arequipa countryside.

Overnight at selected hotel.
Day 4: Arequipa - Puno  - Sillustani En Route
Breakfast at the hotel. The journey from Arequipa to Puno passes through almost surreal scenery. You leave the city via Yura, a district characterised by its rugged scenery, through the Pampa Cañahuas Reserve, an extensive plain where you can see vicuñas, an indigenous Andean camelid. At Patahuasi you take the turn-off to Sillustani via Imata, Lagunillas and Santa Lucía.  At Sillustani, a peninsula jutting into Lake Umayo, you can visit a necropolis that is one of the largest in the world, with more than 90 "chullpas": huge and primitive stone mausoleums more than 12 metres high, with their tops wider than their bases.  The road to Puno is a magical journey across the Andean plateau, through petrified forests and emerald lakes.Overnight at the selected hotel in Colca on bed and breakfast basis. Lunch included. Overnight at selected hotel. 
Day 5: Puno - Lake Titicaca - Taquile Island
Breakfast at the hotel. Motorboat excursion to Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca, inhabited by quechua  speaking  natives  who  have  developed  over  several generations both an efficient and original social system and a fine handweaving technique. Lunch at a typical restaurant.In the evening, enjoy  some traditional hospitality  having dinner  and staying at home of local islanders for the night.

Overnight at selected hotel. 

Day 6: Lake Titicaca: Taquile Islands & Uros - Puno 
After breakfast, start off  the morning leisurely and stroll by the quaint streets of this colorful island. In the afternoon, go on a motorboat excursion over Lake Titicaca  to visit the  interesting  and unique floating islands of the  Uros. The Uros are an ancient culture that inhabits a series of artificial islands built using reeds growing in the lake itself. These are constructed by weaving reed in the areas where it grows thicker and thus forming a natural layer. Return to Puno in the afternoon.

Overnight at selected hotel.
Day 7: Puno - Cusco (357 km - 10 hours by bus)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, a transportation service will transfer you from your hotel to the bus station where you will be assisted by a representative. The ride to Cusco is set to have interesting stops on route. The first stop will be made in the town of Pucara and the Pucara Lithic Museum. This was the first urban settlement on the highlands, a civilization that populated the area between 100 and 300 B.C. After a brief break at La Raya, the highest pass on our way to Cusco (at 4313 m.a.s.l), the bus stops at Sicuani where lunch is served. We then head on to Racchi, where Wiracocha Temple, an Inca site built in honour of Wiracocha, a powerful Andean God, is located. The rectangular construction shows thatched rooftops 20 meters above the ground, which are thought to be the highest in the Inca Empire. Later we visit the Church of Andahuaylillas, known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas" due to the high-quality pieces of art it shelters. The church was built during the XVI century on top of Wari remains. Today it houses a beautifully restored Colonial organ. Finally, a short 40 kilometers drive gets us to Cusco at the end of today's journey. Overnight at selected hotel. 

Day 8: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Chinchero - Ollantaytambo (75km - 1.5 hours)
Breakfast at the hotel. During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel to visit the town of Chinchero*, a traditional Cusco urban centre located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. Then, you are transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, a centre of Andean handicraft traditions, where demonstrations of the elaboration of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware are carried out in the same way in which they used to in ancient times; an original recreation of Incan traditions. In addition, you may be able to feed the ´residents´ at this museum. These include llamas, sheep and alpacas!  Later, have lunch in Ollantaytambo and enjoy a superior Andean gastronomy experience in Chuncho restaurant, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley radiates in a cosy atmosphere. Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo, visit its town, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, and climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain. At the end of this activity, you are transferred back to your hotel. *On Sundays, also visit the local market. Overnight at the selected hotel in Sacred Valley on bed and breakfast basis. Lunch included.

Day 9: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Ollanta Station - Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to Aguas Calientes. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu Pueblo" and is the last stop before the entrance to the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes you can see the train station, a crafts market, restaurants and accommodation of different categories for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early. Finally, after a short transfer, reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacuti.  Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO and one of the New Seven Wonders of the world. At the end of the tour, return by bus to Aguas Calientes and have lunch at Café Inkaterra.  Return by train to Cusco during the afternoon. Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco on bed and breakfast basis. Lunch included.
Day 10: Cusco - Walking City tour & San Pedro Market
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will participate on a walking tour starting at the Coricancha Temple, one of the most important buildings in the city. It was one of the most important centers of worship to the Sun God of the Incas that was converted into a convent after the arrival of the Spanish. Then visit the wonderful Cusco Cathedral, built between 1560 and 1664, and end the tour visiting the San Pedro market, a pantry of thousands of products from different areas of the region. Finally, you will return to your hotel.* The visit to San Pedro market can be replaced by a visit to Casa Concha, an old colonial mansion that houses an impressive collection of Inca pieces from Machu Picchu. Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 11: Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to explore on your own. Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 12: Cusco - Departure to Lima
Breakfast at the hotel. A transportation service transfers you from the selected hotel to the airport. A representative assists you during the journey.

Your Hotels

Our members will have a choice of Standard category or Superior category hotels (or similar). They will be accommodated in a Standard Room with Bed & Breakfast.

Standard Category Hotels

Your Hotels
Lima: Britannia or similar
Arequipa: Standard Andean House or similar
Puno: Hacienda Puno or similar
Taquile Island: private house or similar 
Cuzco: San Francisco Plaza or similar 
Sacred Valley: Hacienda Valle or similar 

Superior Category Hotels

Your Hotels
Lima: Casa Andina Select Miraflores or similar
Arequipa: Casa Andina Select or similar
Puno: Posada del Inca Puno or similar
Taquile Island: private house or similar 
Cusco: Sonesta Cusco or similar 
Sacred Valley: Posada del Inca Yucay or similar 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Optional Excursions

Half Day Maras and Moray

Your Optional Excursions
Your half day tour from Cusco includes a visit of about an hour and a half of the terraces of Moray and salt mines of Maras. The archaeological remains of Moray are composed of a mysterious circular concentric terraces which, according to some scholars, would be an agricultural research centre. The higher outdoor terraces have higher temperatures and so the Incas could simulate the various ecological conditions of the empire. Maras is a surreal view. It is an impressive complex of salt marshes that dates back to the pre-Inca era. The enormous amounts of salt extracted have been used as a bargaining chip for the products of other parts of the empire.

Rainbow Mountains

Your Optional Excursions
Why not add an optional excursion to Vinicunca, also called Montaña de Siete Colores, Montaña de Colores or Rainbow Mountains. These mountains multi-coloured as a result of the weather and altitude in this region. See lavender, turquoise and terracotta peaks rolling over the horizon.

Departure at 4am to Quesoyuni. Visit Japura on the way, a small Andean community and have breakfast there. A hike to Kairawiri, starting point of the hike to the impressive 7-color Mountain. Enjoy the natural spectacle that you have in front of you and the imposing mountains that also fill the landscape of colours. After the 30 to 45 minute visit, go to Kairawiri for a packed lunch. Return by bus to Cusco and transfer to the hotel.

Magic Circuit + Dinner and Show

Your Optional Excursions
A modern system of fountains (certified as the largest in the world by the Guinness Record) built in the Exhibition Park that has a large number of people throughout the year, positioning itself as one of the new attractions of Lima. After the visit, a delicious dinner with traditional dance show.

Cooking in front of the sea

Your Optional Excursions
Beginning of a scenic route and along the picturesque coast through the bohemian district of Barranco and the modern district of Miraflores, passing through the Parque del Amor, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. After the walk, you will go to a theme restaurant and you can participate in a cocktail class to learn how to prepare the famous pisco sour . You will also participate in a cooking class to learn how to prepare an excellent dish typical of Peru. Then have lunch overlooking the sea and return to your hotel.

Full day in Palcoyo (the other mountain of the 7 colors)

Your Optional Excursions
You will arrive at the starting point of the hike, before climbing to the top of the impressive colorful mountain of Palcoyo. 

Like the Mountain of 7 colors, also called Vinicunca, Palcoyo gets its color from minerals such as magnesium, calcium and iron that compose it and that have accumulated over millions of years and offer us today.

Balcon del Diablo

Your Optional Excursions
Morning transfer from your hotel to the Sacsayhuaman site. From here you will start the hike to Chacán, also known as Balcón del Diablo. This place presents a perfect harmony between nature and Inca architecture with buildings blending perfectly among the rocks.At the top of the cliff, you will have a view of the entire site. The hike continues to Zone X, known for its mysterious labyrinths of rock. 
After lunch en route, you will visit the Temple of the Moon where you will learn more about the Andean cosmovision and its connection with the stars and the forces of nature. Then you will explore the archaeological complex of Cusilluchayoc. The return to Cusco is made following the route of the old Inca road that went to Antisuyo. You will enter the city through San Blas, an area known for its talented craftsmen, where the hike ends.

Level: moderate
Duration: 8 hours
Maximum altitude: 12358 feet / 3767 m a.s.l.
Walking distance: 10 km

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Private transfers are included throughout your tour.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Weather

Jan
min : 20°C max : 26°C
Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
min : 15°C max : 19°C
Aug
min : 15°C max : 18°C
Sep
min : 15°C max : 19°C
Oct
min : 17°C max : 20°C
Nov
min : 17°C max : 22°C
Dec
min : 18°C max : 24°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Peru for tourism reasons. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Peruvian Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

UK health authorities have classified Peru as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 11 nights (2 nights in Lima, 1 in Arequipa, 2 in Puno, 1 in a private house on the island of Taquile, 4 in Cuzco and 1 in the Sacred Valley)
  • Standard hotel and Standard room or in Superior hotel and Standard room
  • Bed and breakfast (except the last day) + 5 lunches + 1 dinner (see detail)
  • Entrance fees to the main monuments and tourist attractions: Casa Aliaga, Cathedral, Larco Museum, Santa Catalina Convent, Compañía church, Uros and Taquile Islands, Pucará, Racchi, Andahuaylillas, Coricancha Temple, Yucay Museum, Chincchero and Ollantaytambo in Valle Sacred of Machu Picchu
  • Guide in English
  • - TRANSPORTATION
  • Excursion on Lake Titicaca by private boat
  • Group transfers to and from the station
  • Train ticket to and from Expedition (PeruRail) or Voyager (IncaRail)
  • Internal flights Lima / Arequipa and Cusco / Lima
  • Private transfers to and from the airport only for flight deals

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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