Overview & Highlights
This escorted tour of Peru is full of variety: desert volcanoes, the terraced hillsides of Colca Canyon, snowy Andean mountains. Visit Spanish colonial towns and Machu Picchu. Plunge into the Amazon rainforest and pop into Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, via Lake Titicaca.
- Lima: walking tour of colonial centre
- Arequipa: walking tour, Santa Catalina Convent
- Colca Canyon: condor spotting
- Lake Titicaca: Uros Islands
- La Paz: city tour
- Cusco: city tour and local Inca ruins
- Explorations in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Machu Picchu: guided tour
- Amazon: rainforest excursions
This is a comprehensive holiday taking you to all three of Peru’s contrasting natural landscapes: the desert, Andean mountains and the Amazon rainforest. Travel through southern Peru, the heartland of the Inca Empire.
A series of experiences awaits: strolling through the flowery squares of pearl-white colonial Arequipa; driving through the desert on the rim of the Colca Canyon as condors soar alongside; treading a cautious foot on the floating reed islands on the icy waters of Lake Titicaca. Go over the border to La Paz, the highest capital in the world.
The adventure continues amid the intricate stonework and cobbled streets of Cusco, the Inca's imperial city, and at the Lost City of Machu Picchu, set on a ridge spur between forested peaks above the River Urubamba, roaring through a tropical canyon. Finish off your trip with a few days enveloped by bird-filled tropical rainforest in an Amazonian jungle lodge.
UK clients depart, arriving Lima the same day.
Spend 2 nights in the capital Lima.
Fly to Arequipa.
Walking tour of the city and the Santa Catalina Convent.
Drive to Colca Canyon.
Condor spotting and local excursions.
By road to Lake Titicaca.
Visit the floating Uros islands; by lakeside road to Bolivia.
Optional trip to Sun Island.
By road to La Paz, Bolivia’s highland capital.
Explore the city and surrounding area.
Fly to Cusco and explore the famed city of the Incas.
Full day tour of the Sacred Valley with overnight.
Tour of Machu Picchu.
Optional re-entry to the ruins before returning to Cusco.
Fly to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Basin.
Discover the rainforest from a jungle lodge.
Fly back to Lima and connect with your international flight or continue with an extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Peru / Lima
El Tambo Hotel
Peru / Northern Peru
Casa Andina Select Chiclayo
Peru / Lake Titicaca – Peruvian side / Lake Titicaca
Bolivia / Lake Titicaca – Bolivian side / Lake Titicaca
Rosario del Lago
Bolivia / La Paz and the altiplano
Peru / Cusco
Peru / The Peruvian Amazon (south) / The Amazon
If there's somewhere you particularly want to go that isn't included in this tour, we can add on an extension to take you there.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The Jungle was just fabulous, didn't quite know what to expect but it exceeded expectations!...Having travelled with you before and receiving excellent treatment & value we returned and you once again lived up to your reputation and promise. Exceeded our high expectations...the experience of a lifetime.GH, Morpeth
For me, the Uros Reed Islands. I loved it. The Islands, the boat trip, the people. Incredible. Loved seeing the condors. Loved Cusco and Areequipa. Loved the cable cars. Loved Lake Titicaca. Loved the Sacred Valley. Loved Ollantaytambo.CS, Winscombe
The many contrasts never ceased to surprise and delight. We enjoyed it all.GB, Bristol
A wonderful, memorable trip - so happy we chose JLA and the Condor tour - thanks to all the team, and to the tour leader especially. The itinerary was really well thought out and the Bolivia part was an unexpected bonus! This was my first ever visit to Latin America, and our first ever experience of a group tour. I m sure we will be doing both again with JLA.HS, London
This trip offers so many breathtaking moments. Overall it is the variation of landscape and wealth of history that impresses and spotting varied wildlife.WK, Shoreham-by-Sea
Every day was a pleasure. Scenery wonderful. Machu Picchu was jaw dropping.IT, Sutton Coldfield
This is the third year that we have travelled with JLA and each time it was very well organised from start to finish. We have had three brilliant trips.JH, Radstock
I love leading this tour, it really gets to the heart of my fascinating and beautiful country. You get to experience the mix of cultures, history and landscapes of Peru from the coast to the jungle and the high Andes, not forgetting the chance to explore La Paz in neighbouring Bolivia.
Berner Torres - Tour Leader
Berner Torres has been tour leading with Journey Latin America for 18 years, during which he has become an expert tour leader in all respects.
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Real Latin America Experts
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.