Classic Peru Itinerary

Visit South America and travel to Peru. Visit Lima, Cuzco and Lake Titicaca, tour the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo, and travel to ancient Machu Picchu.

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      USD $1,610
      CAD $1,632
      AUD $1,695
      EUR €1,181
      GBP £1,015
      NZD $2,010
      ZAR R15,436
      CHF FR1,453
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Day 1 Lima

Admire the ornate churches and palaces that line Plaza Mayor on a guided walk through the city's well-preserved historic centre. In free time, pop into a museum or sample some typical Peruvian fare at one of the well-heeled local eateries.
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Day 2 Cuzco

Catch a morning flight to Cuzco and spend some time acclimatising to the altitude – coca tea may help. Take a slow stroll around the Inca-built walls lining the cobblestone streets or head to the central plaza and be immersed in the local life and customs.
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Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Travel through the lush, fertile Sacred Valley, once a primary Inca life source; maize crops can still be seen adorning the landscape. Spend the night in Ollantaytambo, an Inca town designed and constructed to staggering geometric precision.
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Day 4 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Spend the day at Machu Picchu – Peru's veritable jaw-dropper. Explore the iconic ruins with a local guide, taking advantage of the awesome photo opportunities. Travel back to Cuzco for another night in this beguiling city.
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Day 5 Cuzco

Soak up more of Cuzco's sights, either by venturing to the stone ruins that dot the city's outskirts or through hitting the mountain bike trails further afield.
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Days 6-7 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Spend the night in Puno before setting off to sail the waters of Lake Titicaca. Visit the intriguing floating islands of Uros, fashioned entirely from totora reeds, and be welcomed into the home of a friendly local family for an overnight stay. Participate in a lively game of soccer or pick up some quality knitted goods.
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Days 8-9 Lima

Return to Puno for a flight back to Lima. Spend another night in this cosmopolitan capital city before this wonderful Peruvian journey finishes up.
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