There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Homeland of the Incas.

Day 1 Lima

Get to know the vibrant capital of Peru, Lima, starting with the bustling Miraflores district. Check out Parque del Amor (Love Park) for a sizzling view of Lima's coast.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Pisco

Explore downtown Lima before heading to the port town of Pisco on a local bus. Stroll along the main plaza then relax in a cafe and watch the world go by.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 3 Nazca

Start the day with an optional boat tour to the Ballestas Islands - a nature reserve for pelicans, flamingos and sea lions. Visit the oasis of Huacachina before continuing to Nazca to learn about ancient mummies perfectly preserved by the dry conditions.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 4-5 Arequipa

Welcome to the dazzling 'White City' of Arequipa, a charming place packed with colonial churches, mansions and monasteries.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 6-7 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Enjoy expansive views - and possibly an Andean condor sighting - at Colca Canyon, which is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 8-9 Cuzco

Inca-built walls line the central streets of fascinating Cuzco. Choose to explore markets, cathedrals, ruins and fortresses before a visit to a coca shop for some tea.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 10 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Meet members of a Sacred Valley community then spot llamas en route to the Ollantaytambo ruins, one of the few places where the Incas defeated the Spanish.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 11-14 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu

Trek the demanding, but incredibly rewarding, Inca Trail, part of a series of ancient highways that linked the Inca Empire from Quito in Ecuador to Santiago in Chile. Seeing the ruins of Machu Picchu for the first time is indescribable.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 15 Cuzco

Optional mountain biking and hiking options abound - or just rest those trek-weary legs at a cafe around Plaza de Armas.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 16 Puno

Travel through the dramatic scenery of the high Altiplano to Puno, Lake Titicaca's waterside city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 17-18 Lake Titicaca/Puno

Set sail for Lake Titicaca's isolated Uros floating islands, built from layers of totora reeds that grow in the shallows. Stay with a local family on the lake and enjoy a trek and a game of soccer or volleyball on a local island.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1, Hotel - 1

Days 19-21 La Paz

Cross the border into beautiful Bolivia and end the adventure with a wander through the streets of market-filled La Paz.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2