Group - Classic

Pelicano: Essential Peru

14 days from £4,042pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru / Lake Titicaca

  • Lake Titicaca
  • Machu Picchu
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Overview & Highlights

Visit Peru's top highlights on this classic escorted group tour. Features Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and Machu Picchu. You travel in comfort throughout, through mountainous landscapes of never ending variety.

This is a a fascinating tour through southern Peru, the heartland of the Inca Empire, where plunging canyons and soaring mountains form a spectacular backdrop to ruined temples and fortresses and indigenous markets awash with bold colour.

Stand on the rim of the Colca Canyon as condors soar alongside you and tread a cautious foot on to the floating reed islands on the icy waters of Lake Titicaca. The journey to Cusco is a superb opportunity to drink in the contrasts of the Andean scenery as you descend slowly from the llama-dotted frosted highland prairies to a landscape of small holdings with kitchen gardens and eucalyptus groves on the other side of the watershed.

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.

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  • Lima: walking tour
  • Colca Canyon: condor spotting
  • Lake Titicaca: boat excursion to the Uros Islands
  • full day luxury train from Puno to Cusco
  • Cusco: city tour and nearby Inca ruins
  • Sacred Valley: tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Machu Picchu: guided tour of the ruins


Duncan Griffin

Duncan Griffin

Tour Leader

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Holiday Extensions

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.

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What our clients say

  • So many highlights it's difficult to say! The routing was excellent both in terms of acclimatising to the altitude and building to the grand finale at Machu Picchu.

    CA, Brighton
  • Machu Picchu. What a privilege to go to such a stunning place. It was a little too busy in the morning, but walking part of the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate in the afternoon, when it had quietened down was an experience I will never forget. The train from Puno to Cusco was also something very special. In fact, most of the trip was just amazing. Well organised and we saw so much that would probably have been impossible as a solo traveller.

    RW, Holmfirth
  • Where do we start? 25 condors at Colca Canyon, vicuna, llama and alpaca at every turn, fabulous weather, the surprising majesty of the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the amazing Iguassu Falls in full flow after heavy rain in the interior. 6 equally wonderful experiences.
    A very well organised and fascinating holiday. An excellent tour leader who helped make the experience very special. Thank you all for all your efforts on our behalf.

    MR, St Albans
  • Seeing the Condors taking flight first thing in the morning in the most stunning setting is a memory that will live with me forever. Looking down from the Sun Gate and seeing the full extent of the magical setting of Macchu Picchu was awe-inspiring.

    CD, Corbridge
  • Our first trip to S. America was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Everything was very well organised and we couldn't have had a better group leader than tour leader. The local guides were very knowledgable and enthusiastic to share their country. When we booked this holiday we thought it would be our only trip to S. America, primarily to see Machu Picchu but now hearing the tour leader talk about other tours she has run we are eager to see more of the continent with JLA.

    FM, Aberdeen
  • Every day was a highlight - loved the train from Puno to Cusco, and then there is Machu Picchu.

    RK, Dorchester
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Our expert's view

Duncan Griffin
Duncan Griffin - Tour Leader

Our qualified tour leaders are Latin American specialists all of whom have travelled widely in the region. Book with Journey Latin America.

This tour offers the perfect way to see the highlights of Peru whilst staying in fantastic hotels. Everything you see on this trip will dazzle you but I especially love the first glimpse I get of the blue shimmering waters of Lake Titicaca as you arrive from the altiplano.

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Meet our team

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  • Ben
    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
    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.

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    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    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.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Chris
    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.

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