Experience classic Peru touring South America's ancient Inca sites.

Visit South America and travel to Peru on an adventure from mountains to jungle, and seasides to great plains. Visit Peru's incredible natural and historical highlights on this awesome adventure. Retrace the steps of the Incas to Machu Picchu, admire colonial cities, explore vibrant markets and meet the locals in this South American country with a difference. Return home with incredible memories of the panoramas and people of Peru.

Start
Lima, Peru
Finish
Cuzco, Peru
Countries
Peru
Themes
Explorer
Code
GGSD
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
244kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Meet Peru's locals on a Lake Titicaca homestay
  • Step back in time in the Sacred Valley
  • Be awestruck by Ollantaytambo
  • Witness the glory of ancient Peru in Machu Picchu
  • Bask in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes
  • Get a feel for Cuzco in the Plaza de Armas

Itinerary

Welcome to Peru! Admire ornate churches and palaces on a walk through the well-preserved historic centre of Lima. In free time, perhaps wander through one of the many excellent museums that shed light on the interesting history and culture of Peru.
Spend the night in Puno before heading off to sail on iconic Lake Titicaca, where water stretches as far as the eye can see. Be welcomed by friendly locals during an overnight island homestay, travel by boat on the calm waters and pick up some quality knitted goods - handmade by the local men - on Taquile Island.
Travel by local bus to Cuzco - the heart and soul of Peru. Take a slow stroll around the Inca-built walls that line the streets. Head to the buzz of Plaza de Armas - a great place to people watch and interact with the locals.
Travel through the lush, fertile Sacred Valley, known to the Incas as Wilcamayo. Spend the night in Ollantaytambo, a town built by the Incas with geometric precision.
Take a winding train ride through the Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes. Nestled in the cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes's hot springs are a refreshing way to relax.
Spend the day at mesmerising Machu Picchu. Explore the iconic ruins, taking advantage of the abundance of awesome photo opportunities. Be sure to take time to stop and reflect on the profound beauty of this famous site. Travel back to Cuzco for a final night in this city that is big on charm.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transport
Boat, Bus, Plane, Train
Accommodation
Homestay (1 night), Hotel (7 nights)
Included activities
  • Lake Titicaca boat tour & homestay
  • Leader-led walking tour
  • Sacred Valley and local community visit

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Important notes

Name and passport number are required at time of booking. Delays to provide this information may result in third party booking fees.
A single supplement is available on this trip.

Trip notes

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Classic Peru , July 2015

Classic Peru , July 2015