Essential Peru

Peru

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Discover southern Peru's archaeological and natural wonders

Itinerary

Start Lima.

Drive south along the coast and sail to the Ballestas Islands, home to the highest concentration of marine birds in the world; overnight in Ica.

On to Nazca; see the Nazca lines; optional scenic flight.

Turn inland from coastal desert, climbing high into the Andes.

Drive to Cuzco (3400m) visiting Inca sites on the way.

Free day to explore Cuzco.

Train to Aguas Calientes; tour of Machu Picchu.

Free morning or optional second visit to Machu Picchu; afternoon return to Cuzco by train and by road.

Free day for optional excursions.

Drive to Lake Titicaca (3800m), with stops en route; boat to Amantani Island for homestay.

Explore the island; afternoon boat to Puno visiting the floating reed islands.

Drive across the altiplano to Colca Canyon.

Morning condor viewing; afternoon drive past huge volcanoes to the 'White City' of Arequipa (2350m).

Morning visit Santa Catalina Convent; afternoon fly to Lima.

End Lima.

Additional Information

A spectacular journey through Peru's varied landscape encompassing coastal desert, snow-capped Andean peaks, the high altiplano and lush cloud forest. The most famous sites are all visited including the mysterious Nazca Lines, awe-inspiring Machu Picchu in its incredible mountaintop setting, Lake Titicaca, where the night is spent in an island homestay, and the remarkable 3000m deep Colca Canyon. On the way we encounter traditional culture, condors, llamas, and a warm welcome from the Peruvian people. The 18 June departures in 2019 and 2020 coincide with Inti Raymi Festival in Cuzco. Translated as 'Festival of the Sun' it is the most important of all Andean festivals; during this time Cuzco is filled with colourful processions and festivities. For full details on this itinerary, search for trip code APDA.

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Starting From

$2,949/person

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Details

Duration

15 Days

Starts

Peru

Group Size

5-18

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