Days
9
From
£1095GBP
 
 

 

Peru is the perfect introduction to South America – a rich history, delicious food, fantastic architecture and friendly locals who’ll welcome you into their lives. We’ve included journeys on local transport, lunch with local communities and even a friendly game of football on the Lake Titicaca islands. All of this, to the backdrop of Peru’s beautiful scenery; lush valleys, lofty mountains and vast plains. A great value, South American adventure.

Tailor-made pricing

This itinerary has been designed by our private groups’ specialists, including some of our much-loved highlights and hidden gems. You can choose to travel just as you see it here, or we can tailor it to suit your specific wishes – it’s completely bespoke. Maybe you’d like to add a night or two, or have a burning desire to visit somewhere special. We’re here to create your perfect holiday.

Call us on +44 (0)208 308 9763 or email groupsuk@intrepidtravel.com

 

  • Local guides throughout trip
  • Accommodation on a twin or triple share basis
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Private and public transport as described
  • Local guides throughout trip
  • Accommodation on a twin or triple share basis
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Private and public transport as described
  • Local guides throughout trip
  • Accommodation on a twin or triple share basis
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Private and public transport as described
  • Local guides throughout from one to five people, and an Intrepid tour leader from six to ten people
  • Accommodation on a twin or triple share basis
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Private and public transport as described
  • An Intrepid tour leader
  • Accommodation on a twin or triple share basis
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Private and public transport as described
  • An Intrepid tour leader
  • Accommodation on a twin or triple share basis
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Private and public transport as described

 

Please note, these are quotation prices for a guideline only and are subject to change and availability. Prices will differ depending on your specific itinerary requirements. 

 

Tailor-made itinerary

Upon arrival, there’ll be a walking tour of downtown Lima. You’ll see the historical centre, where the streets are lined with ornate colonial mansions, palaces and churches. Plaza Mayor is the city’s heart, home to the cathedral which has the remains of Lima’s founder, Francisco Pizarro.

 

Overnight: La Castellana Hotel or similar

An early-morning flight takes you to Cuzco, a city steeped in history, tradition and legend, and the perfect base for outdoor activities and exploring Incan history. Take the time to acclimatize to the city's 3,450-metre altitude and see the city's many Baroque churches, ancient temples and elegant colonial buildings. Your local tour guide will take you on a walking tour that includes a visit to the Coca Museum and the local San Pedro market.

 

Overnight: Inkarri Hostal or similar

Meals: Breakfast

A private bus takes us into the Inca heartland – the Sacred Valley, or Wilcamayo, as it’s known to the locals. We’ve included a community visit today so you can learn about the area’s lifestyles and cultures over a home-cooked lunch with the locals. Later in the afternoon, you’ll board a train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, which is nestled in the cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu.

 

Overnight: Continental Hostal or similar

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Take a bus up the winding road to Machu Picchu (approximately 30 minutes). This is your chance to decide for yourself whether Machu Picchu was built around 1440 as a country retreat for Incan nobility or is an ancient astronomical observatory. Enjoy a guided visit of the incredible site (1.5–2 hours) with plenty of free time afterwards to wander around the many temples, palaces and living quarters.

 

After taking advantage of the seemingly endless photo opportunities, return to Cuzco for a well-deserved shower and perhaps a Pisco sour. Take a train back to Ollantaytambo (approximately 90 minutes) followed by a private transfer to Cusco.

 

Overnight: Continental Hostal or similar

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Enjoy free time to relax, shop and explore more of Cuzco's sights, or simply rest your legs at a cafe on Plaza de Armas. For those who can't get enough active adventure, a mountain bike adventure into the surrounding hills is recommended.

 

Overnight: Continental Hostal or similar

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Travel by local bus across the spectacular Altiplano to Puno, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Mingle with the locals in this melting pot of Aymara and Quechuan Indian cultures and see how traditional Andean customs are still strongly represented here. If you're lucky your visit might coincide with one of the colourful evening parades, which see the streets fill with costumed dancers and musicians.

 

Overnight: Continental Hostal or similar

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

The Uros Islands are floating islands made out of ‘totora’ reeds, found at the bottom of the lake. You will stay overnight on these unique islands and gain a fascinating insight into local life; make the most of your visit by helping your host family with their daily activities, communicating to them in Quechua or perhaps trying your luck with them at football…

 

Overnight: Homestay

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Fly back to Lima for your last night in Peru’s capital. There’s lots to see and do here, including museums, galleries and simply wandering the streets, admiring the architecture. Alternatively, we can help you arrange a visit to a colourful local market, lunch with a local family or a cooking lesson where you’ll be taught how to make Peru’s delicacy, ceviche. Why not extend your trip to Peru to make the most of your time in this fascinating capital!?

 

Overnight: Le Castellana Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

The end of your fantastic adventure in Peru.

 

Meals: Breakfast

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Frequently asked questions

On a standard group trip you travel on a set date and itinerary with other people who you may not know. A private group – whether that’s a private departure or tailor-made - is yours exclusively for your family and friends.

On a private departure, you travel on one of our 1,000+ pre-designed group trips on a date of your choice. The idea is you experience the itinerary as many others have enjoyed it before you, but sharing those special moments just between you and your friends.

A tailor-made holiday offers complete flexibility. You can choose the dates, activities, accommodation, transport, special highlights and things you’ve always wanted to see – and we will plan you an itinerary for your budget, whatever that may be.

Intrepid has 1,000+ group trips that cover most of the world. We can plan a private departure for you on most of these. There will be exceptions, usually because logistics and price make it prohibitive to offer the trip but, as a rule, we can do it!

For tailor-made, the suggested itineraries you see on our website are in our favourite destinations. We know these countries well and can deliver a fantastic, bespoke experience in each of them. Because we’re Intrepid, we also have a vast network of global suppliers and trust them to operate wonderful holidays for our customers worldwide. If you don’t see an itinerary or country on our website that you fancy, call us, and we’ll most likely be able to help you.

To and from the UK - yes, we certainly can. And we only add a nominal fee to do it. You can also book your own flights, if you wish. Those travelling from outside the UK would be best to book their own, because it’s likely to be cheaper.

For private departures, it depends on which trip you’d like to travel on. For bigger groups – eight upwards – we can often give you the itinerary at the price you see on the website. We also offer a discount for larger groups, and can include a free-of-charge place for 10+ people, so it might work out cheaper. 

A tailor-made itinerary is designed to your budget, so you set the price. You tell us what you want to spend and we will do our very best to deliver your itinerary to that specification. We also have to be realistic – 5* hotels are, of course, a lot more expensive than a hostel. But we have lots of ideas, knowledge and operational experience to help you get the holiday you want at the price you want – and we’ll make suggestions to help you achieve that. For example, we might suggest using a train or local bus for one journey, rather than a private charter; that way you save money, as well as getting a fantastic local experience!

Whatever you choose. We can book anything from homestays to jungle lodges to indulgent beach properties. We always try to use locally-run, characterful properties where we can.

We use a variety of transport to suit the itinerary, destination, terrain and budget for the trip. We could take you from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang by overnight train, or plane. Hop aboard a local bus in Thailand, or sit back in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle in India. 4WDs are a great way to safari and camels are the ships of the desert. Getting there is all part of the fun.

If you’ve asked us to, we will make sure someone is there to pick you up on arrival at the airport and take you to your first accommodation. Here, your leader or guide will brief you on your itinerary. From there, Intrepid takes care of the logistics. Together with our local suppliers, we will arrange your accommodation, transport, guides and excursions, where they are included. We will smooth the way, so you can get on with enjoying your travels.

You’ll have the full backing of our 24/7 emergency contacts. The joy of a private group? As it’s just you and your friends if you do want to make a slight tweak to the itinerary along the way, such as an extra photo stop, we’ll do our best to accommodate…

Call Jo, Rena and Vicky on 020 3308 9763.

Email them on groupsuk@intrepidtravel.com

Or fill out our online form above.

Founded in 1988, Intrepid has nearly 30 years’ experience of taking travellers to far-flung corners of the globe. Our operational credentials are second-to-none and we have a global team who will look after you before and during your trip 24 hours a day.

Intrepid also prides itself on its responsible travel credentials. We design our trips to use locally-owned accommodation and suppliers where possible, minimise waste and offer real-life experiences to promote cross-cultural understanding. We also have The Intrepid Foundation, a not-for-profit fund which benefits 50 projects around the world.

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