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PeruSouthern Peru for hikers

  • Adventure
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Southern Peru during two memorable hikes in the Colca Canyon and the Andes! Kick things off with big city life before you head off the beaten path to watch the Andean Condor soar. Discover the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, learn about Inca archeological sites and the cultures that came before. Push through the Sacred valley to arrive at the awe-inspir...

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Southern Peru during two memorable hikes in the Colca Canyon and the Andes! Kick things off with big city life before you head off the beaten path to watch the Andean Condor soar. Discover the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, learn about Inca archeological sites and the cultures that came before. Push through the Sacred valley to arrive at the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Traverse mountain passes at altitudes close to 5000 meters and wake up to the sun's warm rays gently encouraging you to get out of your tent, strap the hiking boots back on and make each day an unforgettable adventure.

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Trip highlights
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Lake
    Lake

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Day 1: Welcome to Peru!

Arrival in Lima...

• Our representative will welcome you and transfer from the airport to your hotel

• Begin exploring on your own or relax after your journey

• We're happy to provide recommendations for great restaurants, bars, shopping and activities!

• Make sure to try ceviche and possibly a Pisco sour. Lima is famous for this!

Visited:
Lima
Accommodation
The Place (Lima)

Day 2: Arequipa

The 'White City'...

• Board a flight to Arequipa, then check into your hotel before your guided tour of the city

• Visit the Plaza de Armas and the Santa Catalina Convent

• In the afternoon, view Arequipa from Yanahuara and Cayma

Visited:
Arequipa
Accommodation
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 world

Observe the flight of the condor from Cruz del Condor

Hike to the village of San Juan de Chucco for your overnight stay in a bungalow

Visited:
ArequipaChivaySan Juan de Chuccho

Day 4: Trek to Oasis de Sangalle

Your second day...

• Visit mountain villages Cosnirhua and Malata and meet the locals

• Arrive at oasis de Sangalle, enjoy the pool and relax under palm trees

• Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Visited:
Sangalle

Day 5: Hike in the Colca Canyon

Hiking boots back on...

• Set off on a 3 hour hike to Cabanaconde for breakfast

Bus to Chivay and stop at several viewpoints to enjoy breath-taking vistas

• Continue by bus to Puno, located on the bank of Lake Titicaca

Accommodation
Casona Plaza (Puno)

Day 6: Lake Titicaca

A day on the 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

Visited:
Lake TiticacaPunoIsla Amantani

Day 7: Taquile Islands

Island shaped by terraces...

Learn about the local way of life, unchanged since the Inca days

• Discover the self-sufficient lifestyle of the inhabitants

• Take in superb views of the lake and the Royal Bolivian Mountain Range

Visited:
Isla Amantani, TaquilePuno
Accommodation
Casona Plaza (Puno)

Day 8: Cusco

• Cross the Colla plateau to Pukara, a pre-Inca archaeological Site

• Sample a traditional lunch in Sicuani

• Check out a spectacular Inca sanctuary

• Continue to Andahuaylillas and its 'Sistine Chapel' of South America

Visited:
PunoSicuani, Cusco
Accommodation
Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 9: City Tours in Cusco

Journey back in time...

• Visit the Inca site of Tambomachay

• Continue to Puca PucaraKenko and Saqsayhuaman fortress

Visit the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas, then Santo Domingo monastery

Visited:
Tambomachay, Cusco
Accommodation
Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 10: The Sacred Valley

A sacred day...

• Visit the main Inca sites, and the natural beauty of the Sacred Valley

• Stop at the traditional artisanal market in Pisaq

• Revisit history in the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo

Accommodation
Night at Keros Hotel (Machu Picchu)

Day 11: Machu Picchu

• Discover the 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

Accommodation
Sol Ollantay (Ollantaytambo)

Day 12: The agricultural laboratory in Moray

Learn about farming...

Visit Urubamba in the Sacred Valley

Get a history lesson in how agriculture operated 500 years ago!

Visit the saline of Maras, then enjoy a lunch prepared by locals

Accommodation
Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 13: Free day in Cusco

A day of leisure...

• Get out there for some last minute shopping, try new cuisine or soak up Cusco's incredible energy

• Wander down the charming cobblestone lanes and appreciate the architecture

• Reflect on your journey and watch the bustling city from your hotel

Visited:
Cusco

Day 14: Hiking Ausangate

the Sacred Glacier...

• Transfer to the village Tinqui and view Apu Ausangate

Hike up towards Upis (4380m) - a village at the foot of the Ausangate

• Go for a soak in the hot springs

• Watch the sunset and catch some 'zzz's' in your tent

Visited:
CuscoTinquiAusangate

Day 15: Mountain lake of Ausangatecocha

Reaching the sky...

• Wake up to 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

Visited:
Ausangatecocha

Day 16: Palomani Pass

• Begin your trek towards the Palomani Pass (5050m)

Enjoy the tranquility of this incredible place

Descend back to Ausangatecocha for the evening


Day 17: Hike to Pacchanta

The last pass...

Your final destinationis at 4986m - surrounded by glaciers

• Begin your descent passing the beautiful mountain lakes

Reach Pacchanta and have a rest, take a bath in the thermal springs

Visited:
Pacchanta

Day 18: Return to Cusco

One last hike...

Trek back to the start in Tinqui (2h30)

Transfer back to your hotel in Cusco

• Enjoy breakfast and lunch on us, and explore the city for dining at night

Visited:
TinquiCusco

Day 19: Departure day!

• Say farewell to this wonderful country and its people

• Transfer to the airport in Cusco then fly to Lima

• Connect with your departure flight


Safe travels!

Visited:
CuscoLima

LimaArequipaChivaySan Juan de ChucchoSangalleCabanacondePunoLake TiticacaIsla AmantaniTaquileSicuaniCuscoTambomachayValle SagradoPisacOllantaytamboMachu PicchuMarasMorayTinquiAusangateAusangatecochaPacchanta

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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.

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  • Travel insurance
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