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.
- 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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Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel in the Pacific coast district of Miraflores.
Guided tour of Colonial Lima and Larco Museum. Fly to Arequipa.
City tour of Arequipa and Santa Catalina Convent, and Juanita mummy.
Drive up through the Andes to Colca Canyon.
Condor spotting excursion.
Drive to Lake Titicaca via Lampa.
Visit Taquile Island, Luquina Chico and the floating Uros Islands.
Travel across the altiplano to Cusco.
City tour, including nearby Inca ruins.
Visit Chinchero village, Maras salt pans and Moray archaeological site.
Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
By train to Machu Picchu, guided tour. Overnight Machu Picchu.
Optional revisit to the site, return to Cusco.
Depart for international flight, via Lima.
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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.
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.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
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.