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Discover Peru’s most iconic locations and experience a trip like no other.Explore the Wonders of the World’s Largest Rain Forest. Peru’s Amazon rain forest is a thrilling place for an adventure.

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15 DAYS
CLASSIC PERU
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Pit Stops

  • UK – Lima (3N)
  • Arequipa (2N)
  • Cusco (5N)
  • Puno (3N)
  • UK

Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 13 nights in hotel and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 29 meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 13 Dinners
  • Entrance fees, guides and daily tours

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the pre-Inca ruins of the Temple of Pachacamac
  • Visit the famous Temples of the Sun and Moon
  • Enjoy the Inkaterra Canopy walk
  • Explore the unique wildlife at Amazon
  • Take the train to explore Marvellous Machu Picchu
  • Explore Cusco and Sacred valley
  • Board Andean Explorer train across the Peruvian altiplano
  • Admire the stunning views of the world’s highest navigable lake.
  • Explore the idyllic floating islands of Lake Titcaca
  • Spend some time with local Uru people and learn about their customs and traditions

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 UK – LIMA

Fly to Lima. On arrival Lima you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Casa Andina Private collection .

DAY 2 LIMA (B/D)

After breakfast take half day excursion of Colonial and Modern Lima Tour. This excursion provides a perfect combination of pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern Lima, that will enable you to become acquainted with Lima’s complete history. This tour will take you to Huaca Pucllana, a magnificent ceremonial and administrative site, built in the 4th century AD, and considered by the Incas as aupallaqta, a ‘sacred village’. You will see the Historical Centre: Paseo de la Republica, San Martin Square, Government Palace. We also visit the Museum of the Banco Central de Reserva, a beautiful building hosting Peru’s treasures. The tour continues through modern Lima: El Olivar in San Isidro, Miraflores’ Central Park and Larco Mar.

DAY 3 LIMA (B/D)

We visit Sacred Citadel of Pachacamac .The tour will take you to this sacred and ceremonial centre where, in the early Christian era, pilgrims came to present their offerings and consult the Oracle of Pachacamac, who could see into the past and the future to predict destiny. You will visit the pyramids, temples and precincts built by pre-Colombian cultures including the Incas. The Temples of the Sun and of the Virgins of the Sun (Acllahuasi) are part of the archaeological park..

DAY 4 LIMA – PUERTO MALDONADO – AMAZON (B/L/D)

After early breakfast transfer to Lima airport to board your flight to Puerto Maldonado. On arrival you welcomed and take a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge. On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along the Trail system, into the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area, where you will discover the Amazon Basin. This trail offers an excellent introduction to the forest environment, winding past impressive trees such as the staggeringly tall kapok, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects. Overnight stay at Inkaterra Reserva – Amazon

DAY 5 – AMAZON (B/L/D)

This morning you may visit the Sandoval lake excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, point-tailed palm creepers and side-neck turtles.After lunch, consider visit the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for bright toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth. Overnight stay at Inkaterra Reserva – Amazon

DAY 6 – AMAZON – PUERTO MALDONADO – CUSCO (B)

Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado. Then we take a flight to Cusco.On arrival check in at hotel Casa Andina Private collection. Afternoon is free for your own leisure and other activities.

DAY 7 – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY– CUSCO (B/D)

Enjoy this fantastic experience in the Sacred Valley, which undoubtedly was a key area for Inca settlements. We start this full day tour with a visit to the market at Pisac Town, where you can buy typical Peruvian handicrafts at the best prices. After lunch you will tour the remarkable Inca village and fortress of Ollantaytambo . A very steep stone staircase leads into the fortress. Across an esplanade there is a Temple with 10 niches, and beside it a block of partially unworked stones. Beyond another esplanade, stand six huge rectangular monoliths (weighing approximately 50 tons) from the Temple of the Sun. Vestiges of rooms are seen on top, and on the other side of the hill a four storey building can be seen, which was either a military school or a prison. During the afternoon we visit the town of Chinchero . This place lies on the foundations of animportant Inca site built in the late 1400s.

DAY 8 CUSCO (B/D)

After breakfast we visit the impressive sites of Maras, a complex of exploitation of salt and Moray, an important centre of Inca agricultural research on crops. Moray is a huge series of circular terraces worked into the ground, they are natural sinkholes on a limestone plateau overlooking the Urubamba valley and local people refer to them as the greenhouse of the Incas. We then continue to the nearby age-old terrace salt mines and ponds that sit below the colonial town of Maras, this is simply an outstanding sight.

DAY 9 CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (B/D)

Start the day by rising early and enjoying a scenic train tide to the Peruvian town of Aguas Calientes. Transfer to a bus for a brief journey to the much-visited archaeological site of Machu Picchu.Built at the height of the Inca Empire, it is widely believed that this place was built to serve as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacutec. Learn about the historical background of this impressive site from your guide while you spend the morning walking around the ruins. After the tour you will have free time to explore the complex at your own pace. By 4pm it’s time to make the return journey back to the bright lights of Cusco. Hop on the train and ride back to the city, away from the magnetic heritage of mighty Machu Picchu.

DAY 10 CUSCO (B/D)

After breakfast, Kick off your historical Cusco tour with a visit to the San Pedro market, which at an altitude of 3,400m, is one of the highest in the world. Talk about starting the morning on top of the world! On this day tour you’ll visit key Incan highlights to experience Cusco at the grassroots level. Start at the vibrant San Pedro local market. Then head out of town to explore two major Inca sites, Sacsayhuaman and Q’enqo. Practice your language skills and bargain for snacks. Visit the amazing Sacsayhuaman & Q’enqo Enjoy breathtaking views over Cusco. Descend back to Cusco exploring charming Inca streets

DAY 11 CUSCO – PUNO (B/L/D)

After early breakfast transfer to station to take the Andean Explorer train.08:00 hrs Departure of the train to Puno – includes lunch on board. Andean Explorer “Between the Pleasure & the Legend” Enjoy the mysticism offered by the beautiful Peruvian Andean landscape aboard on our luxury train. Riding the Andean Explorer is a unique experience, a journey between mountains and clouds, and between mountains and highlands. Ten hour train journey, which ends at the majestic Lake Titicaca and in whose path, the traveler will see the changing landscapes among mountains, rolling plains, and the various weather of the area. The Andean Explorer involves you in an exquisitely area decorated with subtle, delicate style of the great Pullman trains of the twenties. It includes dining cars and a car-bar outdoor observatory. The Andean Explorer is one the most of luxurious and different way of travel between Cuzco and Lake Titicaca. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel Casa Andina Private collection .

DAY 12 PUNO (B/L/D)

Enjoy this amazing experience in the Lake Titicaca, including a visit to floating islands of the Uros and Taquile Island.The Islands of the Uros are located in the east of the city of Puno. These islands are made of ‘totora’ reeds, rising six metres above water level. They are anchored by logs and connected to each other by ropes. They still keep the ancient traditions and community living, with their activities being fishing and handicrafts. We continue to Taquile Island which has two characteristics:the spectacular views from its hills, and its standing as a first rate textile centre. The local people (Taquilenos) live on their textile activities. This is noticeable as the men, walking in their rubber sandals (‘ojotas’ in Quechua), still wear black trousers, white flannel shirts and beautiful, finely woven chumpis (belts), with their heads covered by finely knitted ‘chullos’ (caps with ear flaps). This is an ancient civilization that continues living the traditions and laws of the Incas.

DAY 13 PUNO (B/D)

Enjoy this half day tour to the Sillustani Towers, a magical place that will provide a profound energetic experience .This archaelogical area is located 34 km North of Puno city. We will visit the magical tombs called Chullpas, which are big burial monuments, built in tower forms by the Collas Indians. The Chullpas were built by the Aymara-speaking Collas, a tribe that dominated the Titicaca region before the Incas. Sillustani is located on a peninsula in the beautiful Umayo Lagoon and these constructions have a height of more than 12 meters each

DAY 14 PINO – LIMA – UK (B)

After breakfast transfer to Juliaca airport to board your flight to Lima and then connect flight to UK . Overnight flight

DAY 15 UK

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  • Lima
  • Arequipa
  • Colca Canyon
  • Puno
  • Cusco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu

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