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PeruSouthern Peru for hikers

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Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Southern Peru during two memorable hikes in the Colca Canyon and the Andes! Visit mountain villages and encounter breath-taking panoramas as your tour takes you further into the heart of the Andes. From archaeological sites of the pre-Inca and Incas to stunning famous and impressive historical architecture and ruins – this tour will not disappoint history lo...

Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Southern Peru during two memorable hikes in the Colca Canyon and the Andes! Visit mountain villages and encounter breath-taking panoramas as your tour takes you further into the heart of the Andes. From archaeological sites of the pre-Inca and Incas to stunning famous and impressive historical architecture and ruins – this tour will not disappoint history lovers.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Mountain
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Lake

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: Arrival in Lima

Welcome to Peru...
• 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 18-day adventure ahead

The Place (Lima)

Day 2: The "White City" - Arequipa

The White City...
• Flight to Arequipa, then check into hotel before
   your guided tour
• Visit the Plaza de Armas and the Santa Catalina
• In the afternoon view the White City from
   Yanahuara and Cayma

Night at Hotel Su Majestad (Arequipa)

Day 3: The Flight of the Condor

Colca Canyon tour...
• Early start for one of the deepest canyons of the
• Observe the flight of the condor from Cruz del
• Hike to the village of San Juan de Chucco for your
   night in a bungalow

ArequipaChivaySan Juan de Chuccho

Day 4: Trek to Oasis de Sangalle

Your second day...
• Visit mountain villages Cosnirhua and Malata and
   meet the locals
• Destination: oasis Sangalle, enjoy the pool and
   relax under palm trees
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner on us


Day 5: Hike in the Colca Canyon

Hiking boots on...
• Take a 3 hour hike to Cabanaconde for breakfast
• Bus to Chivay and stop at several viewpoints to
   enjoy breath-taking vistas
• Afternoon bus trip to Puno, located on the bank
   of Lake Titicaca

Casona Plaza (Puno)

Day 6: Famous Lake Titicaca

A day of water...
• Transfer from hotel to the dock in Puno for a boat
   trip on Lake Titacaca
• Reach the floating islands, inhabited by the Uros
• View the archaeological complex Pachatata on
   Amantanj Island

Lake TiticacaPunoIsla Amantani

Day 7: The Incan Taquile Islands

Island shaped by terraces...
• Travel back in time to inherited practises from the
   Inca period
• Discover the self-sufficient lifestyle of the
• A superb view of the lake and the Royal Bolivian
   Mountain Range

Isla Amantani, TaquilePuno
Casona Plaza (Puno)

Day 8: Discover Cusco

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

PunoSicuani, Cusco
Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 9: City Tours in Cusco

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.

Tambomachay, Cusco
Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 10: The Beautiful Sacred Valley

A sacred day...
• Visit the main Inca sites, and the natural beauty of
   the Sacred Valley
• Stop at the traditional artisanal market of Pisac to
   see local displays
• Revisit history in the impressive ruins of
   Ollantaytambo and surrounds

Night at Keros Hotel (Machu Picchu)

Day 11: The Incredible "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

Sol Ollantay (Ollantaytambo)

Day 12: The Agricultural Laboratory in Moray

Learn about farming...
• Visit Urubamba in the Sacred Valley
• A history lesson in how agriculture operated 500
  years ago
• Visit the saline of Maras, then enjoy a lunch
   prepared by locals

Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 13: Free Day in Cusco

Relax and unwind...
• Meet the wonderful local people and learn of
   their culture
• An opportunity to buy souveniers, and explore
   the streets of Cusco
• Relax and enjoy the comforts and ambience of
   your hotel


Day 14: Hiking on Ausangate

View the Sacred Glacier...
• Transfer to the village Tinqui and view Apu
• Hike up towards Upis (4380m) - a village at the
   foot of the Ausangate
• Indulge in the hotsprings, watch the sunset and
   sleep in your tent


Day 15: Mountain lake of Ausangatecocha

Reaching the sky...
• Be awe-inspired with mountain lakes, waterfalls
   and snow-covered peaks
• Pass by Hatun Pucacocha at 4585m, on the
   southern flank
• Reach the highest point, then descend to
   Ausangatecocha for the night


Day 16: The Pass of Palomani

The highest point...
• In the morning begin your trek towards the Pass
   of Palomani (5050m)
• Take panoramic photos of the spectacular view
   and enjoy the tranquility
• Descend back to Ausangatecocha for the evening

Day 17: Hike to Pacchanta

The last pass...
• Your final destination is at 4986m - surrounded by
• Begin your descent passing the beautiful
   mountain lakes
• Reach Pacchanta and have a rest, take a bath in
   the thermal springs


Day 18: Back to Cusco

The last hike is the shortest...
• Take a morning trek back to the starting point in
   Tinqui (2 1/2 hrs)
• Transfer back to your hotel in Cusco
• Enjoy breakfast and lunch on us, and explore the
   city for dining at night


Day 19: Departure

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


Lima Arequipa Chivay San Juan de Chuccho Sangalle Cabanaconde Puno Lake Titicaca Isla Amantani Taquile Sicuani Cusco Tambomachay Valle Sagrado Pisac Ollantaytambo Machu Picchu Maras Moray Tinqui Ausangate Ausangatecocha Pacchanta

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.

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • In-trip flights

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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