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Classic Peru tour

13 days from $5,325pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Wander the pretty streets of Arequipa and visit the Santa Catalina Monastery.

  • Spot Andean condors in the Colca Canyon.

  • Visit the former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • See the beautiful scenery and colourful markets of the Sacred Valley.

  • Explore Machu Picchu in depth with your private guide.

Price includes

In-destination transfers
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  • Lima
  • Arequipa
  • Colca Canyon
  • Puno
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco
  • Lima

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Lima

Lima

Upon arrival in Lima today you will be met by a guide and driven to your hotel in the fashionable Miraflores district.

Day 2 Lima

Lima

Enjoy a half day guided tour of Lima, including the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site, Plaza de Armas, cathedral, church and catacombs of San Francisco. In the afternoon you can explore at leisure, or even take a Peruvian cookery course.

Day 3 Arequipa

Lima , Arequipa

Fly to Arequipa, known as the "White City" due to the colour of the local sillar stone. Private transfer to your hotel, with the afternoon to relax and acclimatise. Maybe go people watching from one of the balcony cafes on the main square.

Day 4 Arequipa

Arequipa

Enjoy a private tour of Arequipa including a visit to the Santa Catalina Convent - a beautiful walled city within the city itself. Afternoon at leisure, you could visit the intriguing Santuarios Andinos Museum, and learn about local history.

Day 5 Colca Canyon

Arequipa , Colca Canyon

Travel to the Colca Canyon this morning in the tourist bus. This is a very scenic road journey, passing herds of grazing llama at altitudes of over 4,000 metres. You have the afternoon at leisure to take in the stunning scenery.

Day 6 Puno

Colca Canyon , Puno

You will visit the Condor's Cross in the morning to look for the famous Andean condors and some of the tiny whitewashed villages that dot the valley. This afternoon continue your journey overland to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Day 7 Puno

Puno

You will take to the waters of the mystical Lake Titicaca, where you will visit the people who live on floating islands made entirely of reeds, and the weaving communities on Taquile Island.

Day 8 Cuzco

Puno , Cuzco

Transfer by train across the stunning altiplano through pretty villages and past grazing vicuna to the former Incan capital of Cuzco.

Day 9 Cuzco

Cuzco

Stroll into Cuzco's Plaza de Armas this morning and soak up the mix of colonial and Inca architecture. This afternoon, enjoy a half day city tour of Cuzco and a number of the nearby Incan ruins.

Day 10 Sacred Valley

Cuzco , Sacred Valley

Today travel into the Sacred Valley, visiting the Inca ruins and colourful market at Pisac. You will then head to the impressive ruins at Ollantaytambo.

Day 11 Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley , Machu Picchu

Take the stunning train journey to Aguas Calientes, the small town that nestles in the valley beneath Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins in the afternoon, before spending the night in the town.

Day 12 Cuzco

Machu Picchu , Cuzco

Free morning to return to Machu Picchu to explore again at your own leisure. This afternoon take the train back to Cuzco.

Day 13 Return home

Cuzco , Lima

Fly from Cuzco to Lima in time for your onward international connection.


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Sacred Valley
 
 
 
Machu Picchu