Overview & Highlights
A good value holiday which delivers a varied flavour of Peru’s multi-layered history of sophisticated pre-Conquest indigenous empires in their magnificent natural settings.
Surely no country in the world can compete with Peru for the sheer richness and variety of its history of empire. Waves of indigenous cultures, each with its own distinctive traditions, have left a huge cultural legacy. Ruined temples and fortresses abound, artistic artefacts have been discovered all around the country, and the descendants of these peoples maintain a strong identity linking them with their past.
With constantly improving infrastructure in Peru, it is now possible to discover the different vestiges of this heritage in what were once remote locations difficult (and expensive) to access. This exciting good-value holiday takes you to the archaeological sites of northern Peru, including cliff-top Kuelap of the mysterious Chachapoyans, the Moche temples on the desert coast and, of course, Cusco and the remarkable Inca citadel at Machu Picchu.
- Lima: Larco Museum
- Cocachimba: Trek to Gocta Falls
- Cocachimba: Tour of Kuelap ruined walled city
- Chiclayo: Sipán and Tumbas Reales Museum
- Chiclayo: Sican Museum, Túcume
- Trujillo: Full day visit to archaeological sites including Chan Chan
- Cusco: City tour
- Cusco: Full day visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas including Pisac
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
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Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel in Miraflores.
Private guided visit to the Larco Museum.
Fly to Jaen in northern Peru, continue to Chachapoyas.
Full day guided discovery of Kuelap fortress; on to Gocta Falls..
Hike to Gocta Falls.
Continue by road to Chiclayo.
Drive to Trujillo, coastal colonial city.
Guided visits to Moche monuments.
Explore Trujillo then fly to Cusco.
Guided tour of Cusco.
Guided explorations of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Guided tour of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu.
Day at leisure in Cusco.
Transfer to airport to connect with your international flight home.
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Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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