Countries visited : Peru
TOTAL DAYS : 18 Days
STARTS IN : Lima
ENDS IN : Puno
Highlights : Amazon Jungle , Andes Mountains , Arequipa , Ballestas Islands , Colca Canyon , cuzco , Lima , machu pichu , Lake Titicaca , Sacred Valley , Nazca Lines , Wildlife
TRANSPORT : Air-conditioned vehicle , Airplane , Boat , Foot , train
Of course, Peru is famous for the legendary Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. But the country has so much more to offer, which will be explored on this Peru Highlights Tour. Visit vibrant cities, traditional Andean villages, mystical ruins from distant eras and experience the kindness and warmth of its people.
Starting in Lima, the city of kings, we head South to admire the marine wildlife of the Ballestas Islands and the enigmatic Nasca lines, a mysterious area of the country where great figures were carved into the ground and mountain walls thousand of years ago.
Fly South East, close to the border of Bolivia to the Amazon part of Peru. An area of magnificent flora and untouched nature. Continue to Cuzco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and admire the impressive influence of the Inca culture and colonial treasures first hand.
The trip continues to Arequipa, known as the “White City” with its historic centre built with volcanic sillar rocks. be impressed by the depth of the Colca Canyon while keeping an eye out for the resident Andean condors, the world’s largest flying bird.
Journey South East along the Altiplano through striking scenery of snow capped mountain peaks to the highest navigable lake in the world: Lake Titicaca with its famous reed floating islands of the Uros indians who have inhabited the lake for hundreds of years.
Day 1 Arrive in Lima
Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Lima
Breakfast .Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima followed by a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum. (B)
Day 3 Lima/Pisco/Paracas
Transfer to bus terminal. Regular bus to Paracas (4 hours). Visit the Paracas Reserve. Transfer to selected hotel. (B)
Day 4 Paracas/Ballestas Is./Paracas/Ica
Excursion to the Ballestas Is. Continue to Ica for overnight. (B)
Day 5 Ica/Lima
Overflight by small plane of the Nazca lines. Return to Lima for overnight. (B)
Day 6 Lima/Puerto Maldonado (Flt not included)
Amazon lodge experience 3days/2nights. Opportunities for wildlife viewing and wilderness. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Puerto Maldonado
Different lodge activities and wildlife spotting. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Puerto Maldonado/Cuzco(Flt not included)
Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters – Airport. We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures. Meet and assist in Cuzco and transfer to your hotel. (B)
Day 9 Cuzco
Free day for optional activities (B)
Day 10 Cuzco/Sacred Valley
Full day tour to Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress. Overnight in the Sacred Valley. (B,L)
Day 11 Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes
Morning departure on one of the world’s great train journeys to Machu Picchu. Shuttle buses take you up a 2000-foot serpentine road to the entrance of the fabled Lost City of the Incas. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins, lunch at the hotel and time to explore at your own pace before returning to Aguas Calientes for lunch and overnight at selected hotel. (B,L)
Day 12 Aguas Calientes/Cuzco
Morning free, afternoon train back to Cuzco for overnight. (B)
Day 13 Cuzco/Arequipa(Flt not included)
Flight to Arequipa, meet and assist at the airport. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)
Day 14 Arequipa.
Morning city tour and visit to Santa Catalina Convent . Afternoon free. (B)
Day 15 Arequipa/Colca Canyon
Colca Canyon 2 Day/1 Night – Early departure towards the highlands passing through Yura-Pampa Cañahuas and La Pulpera. Overnight in the Colca Canyon area. (B,L,)
Day 16 Colca Canyon/Puno
Visit the “Cross of the Condor” early in the morning, return to Chivay for lunch. In the afternoon, continue by bus to Puno, crossing the Altiplano with magnificent views of lakes and wildlife. (B,L)
Day 17 Puno
Breakfast. Tour of the Uros Floating islands and Taquile Islands with lunch. This excursion will take you to the highest navigable lake in the world, Titicaca, to visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians and Taquile. (B)
Day 18 Depart Puno
Breakfast. At convenient time, transfer to either airport or bus station.(B)
Peru Highlights Tour
|Lima||Tourist Superior||AUD$10436||AUD$6508||On request|
|Lima||First Class||AUD$13024||AUD$7920||On request|
Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.
Tour name :
Peru Highlights Tour
Custom-made, flexible trips to Central and South America. You tell us when, where and how you’d like to travel.
We will put together a program that best suits your needs and preferences.