Essential Peru Cultural Discovery


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Trip Code: APD
Region: Americas
Countries visited: Peru
Activities: Safari Holidays, Jungle, Point-to-point, People & Religion, Archaeology, History
Duration: 16 Days
Difficulty: Leisurely
Profile: Travel by internal flight, train, boat and minibus, mostly on good roads.
Meals: 13 breakfasts included.
Accomodation: 13 nights hotels, all en suite, 1 night homestay on Amantani Island with basic shared facilities.
Group: Normally 8 to 18, plus leader and appropriate local staff.


Holiday price from: to including flights.


The highlights of Peru on our best-value two week trip


Terraces of the Colca Canyon

A spectacular journey through Peru's varied landscape encompassing coastal desert, snowy Andean peaks, the high altiplano and lush cloud forest. We visit the most famous sites including the mysterious Nazca Lines, the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu in its incredible mountaintop setting, Lake Titicaca, where we spend the night in an island homestay, and the stunning 3000m deep Colca Canyon. On this Peru adventure holiday we encounter traditional indigenous groups, condors, llamas, and a warm welcome from the Peruvian people. Free time is included in this tour, giving us the opportunity to choose how to make the most of our visit: rafting, hiking, history, shopping or just relaxing in beautiful Cuzco. The trip can also be extended with a journey deep into the Tambopata Reserve in the Amazon Basin, offering the chance to see a completely different side to this incredibly diverse country.




Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Fly to Lima.Show detailed information

Day 2: Drive south along the coast and sail out to the Ballestas Islands, home to highest concentration of marine birds in the world. Overnight in Ica.Show detailed information

Day 3: On to incredible Nazca Lines; visit viewing platforms.Show detailed information

Day 4: Turn inland from coastal desert, climbing high into Andes.Show detailed information

Day 5: Drive to Cuzco, on the way visit Inca sites.Show detailed information

Day 6: Free day to relax, shop or explore the many Inca ruins and Spanish churches.Show detailed information

Day 7: Train to Machu Picchu and tour of ruins.Show detailed information

Day 8: Free morning or option to return to Machu Picchu for sunrise; afternoon train to Cuzco.Show detailed information

Day 9: Optional rafting and tours to Sacred Valley.Show detailed information

Day 10: Drive to Lake Titicaca, stopping at the sights along the way; boat to Amantani Island for native homestay.Show detailed information

Day 11: Explore the island; afternoon boat to Puno visiting the floating islands of the Uros.Show detailed information

Day 12: Spectacular drive across the altiplano to Colca Canyon.Show detailed information

Day 13: Morning condor viewing; afternoon drive past huge volcanoes to the White City of Arequipa.Show detailed information

Day 14: Morning visit to Santa Catalina Convent; afternoon fly to Lima.Show detailed information

Day 15: Evening depart.Show detailed information

Day 16: Arrive London.Show detailed information


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