Classic Peru

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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.

  • 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Lima, Peru
  • Finish:

    Cuzco, Peru
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Plane, Train
  • Included activities:

    Lake Titicaca boat tour & homestay, Leader-led walking tour, Sacred Valley and local community visit

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    244kg pp per trip
  • 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.

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Day 1 Lima

Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.

Days 2-4 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets. Crossing the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and has some fascinating islands and hefty-sized frogs living within its waters.

Day 5 Cuzco

Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.

Day 6 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

The Sacred Valley was once the heartland of the Inca Empire and now contains picturesque villages and impressive archeological sites. Located in the Urubamba Valley, the city of Ollantaytambo is an incredible archeological site and the starting point of the classic Inca Trail trek.

Day 7 Aguas Calientes

Sitting at the base of Machu Picchu in a picturesque valley, Aguas Calientes takes its name from the numerous hot springs that are dotted throughout the area.

Days 8-9 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti. A World Heritage site set amongst red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.
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