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PeruWhite cities, ancient ruins and Lake Titicaca

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Voyage across Southern Peru, from its natural wonders to its historic colonial cities. Roam the charming lanes of ancient Inca capital Cusco, and take in the surreal views from the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu. Journey through the altiplano – the magnificent Andean plateaus – to reach Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable body of water. Finally discover Colca, one of the world's deep...

Voyage across Southern Peru, from its natural wonders to its historic colonial cities. Roam the charming lanes of ancient Inca capital Cusco, and take in the surreal views from the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu. Journey through the altiplano – the magnificent Andean plateaus – to reach Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable body of water. Finally discover Colca, one of the world's deepest canyons! With a mix of modern cities, snow covered peaks, llamas, tamales, traditional weaving techniques, floating islands, ancient civilizations and desert oasis, this itinerary truly has it all! Prepare to be blown away

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Trip highlights
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking

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Day 1: Welcome to Lima!

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:
Miraflores, Lima
Accommodation
Casa Andina Private (Lima)

Day 2: Next up, Arequipa

• Catch a flight to Arequipa

 Discover the colonial center of the 'White City'

• Visit the Plaza de Armas and the Santa Catalina Convent

• Stroll to the Mirador de Yanahuara for sweeping views of Misti Volcano

Visited:
LimaArequipa
Accommodation
Tierra Viva Arequipa Plaza (Arequipa)

Day 3: The deepest canyon in the world!

• Travel across snow-covered volcanoes and Andean villages to Colca Valley

• View vibrant wildlife such as Vicuñas, Alpacas and Llamas in Aguada Blanca National Reserve

• Marvel at ancient terraces created by the inhabitants of Chivay

Accommodation
Night at Casa Andina Classic Colca (Colca Canyon)

Day 4: On the Way to Lake Titicaca

A day of birding...

• Embark on a 6 hour, awe-inspiring journey through the unique high mountain plains

• Keep your eyes peeled for Andean Condor from the lookout at Condor Cross

• Observe numerous species of migratory birds such as flamingos and cranes

Accommodation
Casa Andina Private Collection (Puno)

Day 5: Lake Titicaca, Uros & Taquile Islands

The world's highest lake...

• Hop aboard a boat and cruise to the islands inhabited by the Uros

• Discover the self-sufficient lifestyle of the inhabitants

• Get your crafts on! Learn ancestral weaving techniques from the locals

Accommodation
Casa Andina Private Collection (Puno)

Day 6: From Lake Titicaca to Cusco

The Peruvian Andes...

Voyage by bus across stunning landscapes; villages, llamas, and snow-capped mountains

• Continue on to Andahuaylillas, visiting the 'Sistine Chapel' of the Americas

• Stop at La Raya Pass - highest point of the Peruvian Altiplano

Accommodation
Night at Novotel Cusco (Cusco)

Day 7: Cusco Discovery

Capital of the Inca Empire...

• Explore the amazing city of Cusco, one of the most historically captivating cities of all time

Visit the Cathedral, a treasure trove of architecture and priceless art

• Head to Qoricancha - Temple of the Sun, whose interior walls were once covered in gold!

Visited:
Cusco
Accommodation
Night at Novotel Cusco (Cusco)

Day 8: Pisac & the Sacred Valley

Private guided excursion...

• Travel to bustling and vibrant Pisac, a colonial village surrounded by magnificent landscapes

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

• Spend the evening in the mystical Sacred Valley

Accommodation
Night at Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay (Urumbamba)

Day 9: Machu Picchu

The Lost City of the Incas...

• Travel by bus to spectacular Machu Picchu Citadel

• Visit the Temple of the Sun, theSacred Plaza, and Intihuatana

• Learn the rich history of the these fascinating landmarks from local expert guides

Visited:
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Accommodation
Night at Novotel Cusco (Cusco)

Day 10: Return to Lima

• Take the morning to souvenir shopping and last minute exploration before your transfer to Lima

• Drop into your hotel to unwind and relax

• Indulge over dinner in one of the many restaurants of Miraflores

Visited:
CuscoLimaBarranco, Miraflores
Accommodation
Casa Andina Private (Lima)

Day 11: Valley of Ica, wine & Huacachina

Wine buff's paradise...

• Head down to the valley of Ica, South of Lima

Visit historical vineyards where world class wine, and Pisco liquor are made

• Enjoy a traditional Southern Peruvian lunch

• Continue to the Huacachina Lagoon

Visited:
Ica, HuacachinaParacas
Accommodation
Night in Hotel San Agustin (Paracas)

Day 12: The Little Galapagos

• Discover abundant wildlife of the Ballestas Islands by speedboat

• Witness the enigmatic “Chandelier" only seen from the sea

• Explore stunning caves and rock formations

Accommodation
Casa Andina Private (Lima)

Day 13: Dive deeper into Lima

Perfect blend of history and modern...

• Peruse the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Fransisco Convent

• Afternoon visit to bohemian districts of Miraflores and Barranco

• Watch street-performers, artists, photographers, and before dining

Visited:
LimaMiraflores, Barranco
Accommodation
Casa Andina Private (Lima)

Day 14: Departure day!

Your last day of adventure...

• Explore the beauty of the city at your own pace

Transfer to the airport at the appropriate time


Adiós!

Visited:
Lima

MirafloresLimaArequipaColca CanyonChivayPunoLake TiticacaUrosTaquileCuscoPisacOllantaytamboUrubambaMachu PicchuBarrancoIcaHuacachinaParacasLas Ballestas

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