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Signature Peru: Classic highlights of Peru

14 days from £3,660pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru / Lake Titicaca

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Overview & Highlights

Peru’s classic highlights including Machu Picchu and the Spanish colonial treasure-house of Cusco, the Incas’ imperial capital. Climb past ranges of Andean volcanoes to the condor-flecked lip of Colca Canyon and head to the shores of Lake Titicaca.

This journey captures the natural and cultural highlights of this extraordinary country. Arrive in the vast metropolis of the capital, Lima, and move on to the arched colonial plazas of Arequipa, Peru’s atmospheric White City, which sits in the desert in the shadow of Volcano Misti. Travel by road up through stark desert scenery to remote Colca Canyon, where a traditional rural lifestyle has been preserved. 

Drive on to the icy, sapphire waters of high-altitude Lake Titicaca. Continue by road to historic Cusco, the former Inca capital with its meticulous Inca stonework and graceful colonial architecture. It’s a short drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Continue by rail through a narrow gorge to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, set on a mountain saddle above the Urubamba Valley.

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  • Lima: A city tour of Colonial Lima and the Larco Museum
  • Arequipa: City tour with Santa Catalina Convent and Juanita Mummy
  • Colca Canyon: Cruz del Condor
  • Lake Titicaca: Taquile Island, Luquina Chico and the Uros Islands
  • Cusco: City tour and Sacsayhuamán ruins
  • Cusco highlands: Visit to Inca site and traditional villages
  • Sacred Valley: Excursion to Inca ruins Pisaq and Ollantaytambo
  • Machu Picchu: Guided tour
  • Entrance fees to sites above included

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What our clients say

  • The entire trip was very varied. Travelling through the lake lands of Bolivia was great in 4x4s. The clarity of the skies in San Pedro Chile and time to relax.…

    LRA, London
  • Highlights? Friends have asked us this and we struggle because there were so many! The magic of Easter Island and we had to keep reminding ourselves that we were actually…

    LW, Chesterfield
  • 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
  • The fact that we were blessed with exceptionally good weather meant that we could make the most of every day, to the full, bar one day on Lago General Carrera.…

    RD, Amersham
  • An excellent holiday which met our wish to revisit some parts of Brazil and explore new areas; Pantanal was a real discovery and better for seeing wildlife than Manaus.

    PMR, Blandford Forum
  • Everything went smoothly, the flights were good as were the transfer vehicles. The bus to Puerto Natales was fine as were the minibuses for longer trips. I enjoyed the boat…

    PM, Wirral
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Our Expert's Opinion

Being one of Latin America's most iconic destinations, it was important for us to create a holiday that captures the main highlights of Peru. Designed with first-time visitors in mind, this itinerary offers a well-rounded introduction to the country's magnificent landscapes and Andean cultures.

Mary
Mary Anne Nelson Travel Expert Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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  • 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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    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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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 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.

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