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Peru Meeting the Andean Communities

  • Off the beaten track
Discover the essence of Peruvian culture by visiting an array of communities in the Andes! During this exceptional tour, you will stay with local families who will share their daily activities and beliefs with you. This way you will get in touch with their culture, customs, and ancestral traditions. With adventures galore, this holiday will be one you’ll remember forever!

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome To Peru!

You've arrived... • Upon arrival at Lima Airport our
   personnel will escort you to your hotel
• Enjoy the sights of the city - wonderful restaurants
   and bars
• Sleep well for your 14-day adventure ahead

The Place (Lima)

Day 2: Tour in the White City: Arequipa

The White City...
• Flight to Arequipa, discover the colonial centre of
   the 'White City'
• Visit the Plaza de Armas and the Santa Catalina
• In the afternoon view Arequipa from
   Yanahuara and Cayma

ArequipaYanahuara, Cayma
Night at Hotel Su Majestad (Arequipa)

Day 3: The Famous ​Colca Canyon

One of the deepest canyons...
• Look over Colca Canyon - approximately 3500m
• 3-hr drive to Chivay to visit the church and the
   traditional markets
• In Yanque your guests will explain to you a
   specialty: textiles, ceramics etc

Colca Canyon

Day 4: Magnificient View from ​Colca Canyon

Lifestyle of the Yanques...
• Spend the morning learning more about your
   hosts specialty
• Visit Cabanaconde, from where you will walk to
• Appreciate the wonderful view over the Colca
   Canyon before returning to the village

Kuntur Wasi (Cabanaconde)

Day 5: The ​Cruz del Condor

The heart of the canyon...
• Take the opportunity to observe the flight of the 
   condor in Cruz del Condor
• Return to Chivay, passing by the lookout point of
• Wonderful view over the Colca Canyon before
   returning to Llachón village

Cruz del condor, Colca CanyonChivay

Day 6: Boat trip in the Lake Titicaca

 A day of water...
• Boat trip on Lake Titacaca to the Floating Islands
   made of reeds (totoras)
• 300 inhabitants of Taquile still live according to
   Inca period rules
• View the lake, Puno Bay and the Royal Bolivian
   Mountain Range

Casona Plaza (Puno)

Day 7: Transfer to Cusco, arquaeological visit

Pukara Archaeological Site...
• Cross the Colla plateau to Pukara - pre-Inca
   Pukara culture
• Taste a typical lunch in Sicuani, before viewing
   spectacular Inca sanctuary
• Continue on to Andahuaylillas, visiting the 'Sistine
   Chapel' of South America

Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 8: Visit of the Well-Known Four Ruins

More archaeological sites...
• Start your tour visiting the Inca site of
   Tambomachay in Cusco
• Then walk on to Puca Pucara, Kenko and
   Saqsayhuaman - a stunning fortress
• Visit the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas, then
   Santo Domingo monastery.

Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 9: The Sacred Valley Discovery

View the ruins...
• Visit the archaeological complex of Pisaq,
   composed of various formations
• Stop at the traditional artisanal market of Pisaq to
   see local displays
• Meet your hosts in Patabamba where you will be
   staying the night

Day 10: From Patabamba to Huchuy Qosqo

A day of hiking...
• Trek to Sihuas, then Pukamarca, and overlook the
• Continue onto Puma Punku Canyon - 'The Door
   of the Puma'
• Take the track to mysterious and isolated Inca site
   Huchuy Qosqo

Day 11: From Huchuy Qosqo to Chinchero

Mountains and country...
• Leave your hosts and walk towards Chinchero
• Huallata (4418m) allows you a clear view of the
   Sacred Valley
• Descend to Cuper Alto where shepherds live, and
   meet host family in Chinchero

Day 12: Discover Maras Culture

The people of Maras...
• Start the day with a tour of the Inca ruins before
   heading to Maras
• Meet your hosts, visit local hatmaker's workshop
   and 50-year business
• Workshops braiding maize leaves (pankas) and
   painting, then musical tales


Day 13: The Saline of Maras

Excavating salt...
• Bread straight out of the communal oven for
• Learn how to remove salt by a local inhabitant
• Visit Ollantaytambo's archaeological site before
   heading to Aguas Calientes

Night at Keros Hotel (Machu Picchu)

Day 14: The Wonderful Old Summit

Machu Picchu, we've arrived...
• Discover this famous archaeological complex,
   covered in morning mist
• Roam the alleys of the citadel - it's quarters,
   squares, paths and observatories
• After an astounding day in Machu Picchu return
   to Ollantaytambo for the night

Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 15: End of the trip

Thank you for visiting...
• Say goodbye to this wonderful country and its
• Transfer to the airport in Cusco then to Lima
• Take your connecting flight back to Europe - Adiós


Lima Arequipa Yanahuara Cayma Colca Canyon Cabanaconde Cruz del condor Chivay Lake Titicaca Taquile Puno Cusco Valle Sagrado Pisaq Patabamba Huchuy Qosqo Chinchero Maras Ollantaytambo Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,900 / 15 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • Accommodation in 3*** hotels (according to local standards) and in homestays as mentioned in the programme
  • the meals mentioned as “included”
  • private and public/collective transfers
  • assistance at airports
  • English speaking guide as mentioned in the programme
  • excursions scheduled in the programme
  • the national flights Lima – Arequipa and Cusco – Lima
  • the entrances to the national parks, historic sites and museums scheduled in the programme

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • travel insurance
  • lunches and dinners not mentioned in the programme
  • drinks
  • tips
  • the single supplement (ask us)

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