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PeruWildlife and pre-Incan heritage sites

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Discover the immense diversity of Peru - both in nature and wildlife and its blend of historic and modern cultures. From the surreal landscapes and archeological treasures of Cusco and Machu Picchu, to the delights of Peruvian-Andean cuisine on the beautiful Urubamba River – this voyage will enhance your senses, invigorate and inspire you....

Discover the immense diversity of Peru - both in nature and wildlife and its blend of historic and modern cultures. From the surreal landscapes and archeological treasures of Cusco and Machu Picchu, to the delights of Peruvian-Andean cuisine on the beautiful Urubamba River – this voyage will enhance your senses, invigorate and inspire you.

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Trip highlights
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking

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Day 1: Welcome To Peru!

Arrival...

• Transfer from airport to your hotel in Lima's iconic Miraflores district

• Begin exploring on your own or relax after your journey

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

Visited:
Peru, Lima
Accommodation
Night at Tambo II (Lima)

Day 2: Discover Lima

Perfect blend of history and modern...

​• Peruse the Government PalaceCathedral, and San Fransisco Convent

• In the afternoon, explore to bohemian districts of Miraflores and Barranco

• Watch street performersartistsphotographers, and before dining out

Visited:
Lima
Accommodation
Night at Tambo II (Lima)

Day 3: Flight to Cusco

Your next destination...

• After breakfast your transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco

A free day to adjust to the altitude (11,500 ft)

• Take in the sights and hit some restaurants and bars

Visited:
LimaCusco
Accommodation
San Augustin (Cusco)

Day 4: Explore Cusco

Ancient Inca empire...

• Begin your tour visiting four major ruins above Cusco

• Explore Sacsayhuamán, one the most important centers in Incan times

• Experience local produce, meats, cheeses at the colorful San Pedro market

Visited:
Cusco
Accommodation
San Augustin (Cusco)

Day 5: Pisac & Ollantaytambo

Private guided tour...

• Indulge in a traditional Peruvian-Andean lunch, overlooking the Urubamba River

• Continue to vibrant Pisac, a bustling colonial village

• Fall in love with the stunning landscapes and Andean villages

• Continue to Ollantaytambo, and view some of the finest examples of Inca architecture

Visited:
Los Incas, Urubamba
Accommodation
Sol Ollantay (Ollantaytambo)

Day 6: Machu Picchu

Peru's immense biodiversity...

• Watch landscapes transition from Andean green fields to lush rain forest

• Discover the stories behind Machu Picchu while exploring its well preserved ruins

Return to Cusco via Ollantaytambo

Visited:
Ollantaytambo , Aguas CalientesMachu PicchuCusco
Accommodation
San Augustin (Cusco)

Day 7: ​Cusco at your own pace

A day of leisure...

Sample local cuisine like the famous Guinea Pig or a Pisco Sour

Visit boutiques and jewelry stores providing excellent deals on pure gold and silver and crafts

Bikes, rafting and day hikes are available for those preferring a more active approach

Visited:
Cusco
Accommodation
San Augustin (Cusco)

Day 8: ​High Sierra to the Amazon

More adventure...

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and travel the Madre de Dios River

• Enjoy a traditional lunch, followed by the rain forest walk with toucan spotting

• See caimans and, with luck, other predators on a twilight river excursion

Accommodation
Corto Maltes (Puerto Maldonado)

Day 9: ​Lake Sandoval

Canoe among giant river otter and see other water and land creatures

Journey to Monkey Island, then sample the region's fresh cuisine for lunch

Take in the views from two great lookout towers

Visited:
Madre de Dios, Puerto Maldonado
Accommodation
Corto Maltes (Puerto Maldonado)

Day 10: A day in Lima

Leaving the Amazon...

 Take a boat to Puerto Maldonado then fly to Lima

• Relax at your hotel, or ask about their in-house activities

• Later, explore Lima's sights and restaurants

Accommodation
Night at Tambo II (Lima)

Day 11: Pre-Inca culture and wildlife reserve

The Ancient town of Paracas...

Take a scenic drive along the Pacific coast to the town of Paracas

• Explore the town or take an optional tour to the Paracas National Reserve

• Observe bird and marine life, and amazing rock formations

Visited:
Paracas
Accommodation
Night at El Emancipador (Paracas)

Day 12: ​The Little Galapagos Islands

Unique islands experience...

• View the abundance of birds, sea lionsseals and other marine life

• Seek out the “Chandelier” - a mysterious figure carved into the coastline

• Travel to Lima and sample coastal cuisine in Miraflores

Visited:
ParacasLima
Accommodation
Night at Tambo II (Lima)

Day 13: Departure day!

• Depending on departure time, you may have additional time in the morning for last minute shopping or a stroll

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport at the appropriate time


Adiós!

Visited:
Lima

PeruLimaCuscoLos IncasUrubamba Ollantaytambo Aguas CalientesMachu PicchuPuerto MaldonadoMadre de DiosParacas

Price details

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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.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to you customized trip
  • Airport transfers
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  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

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