Tour Peru on an adventure along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Travel to South America and tour Peru on an eye-opening sojourn from the depths of the Amazon to the heights of the Andes. Visit Lima, explore ancient Cuzco, see the lush Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo, and marvel at the wonder of Machu Picchu. Offering an up close look at Peru's diverse attractions, this is an unforgettable trip at a relaxing pace. Discover ancient cultures, natural wonders, welcoming locals and vibrant modern life as you journey through the homeland of the Incas.

Start
Lima, Peru
Finish
Cuzco, Peru
Countries
Peru
Themes
Explorer
Code
GGKY
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
930kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Stroll through Lima's vibrant Plaza Mayor
  • Learn the secrets of the Amazon Jungle from a local guide
  • Admire Cuzco's stunning colonial architecture
  • Glimpse terraced walls in the fertile Sacred Valley
  • Stroll geometrically perfect streets in Ollantaytambo
  • Wander among the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Discover Peru's colourful traditional textiles

Itinerary

Welcome to Peru! Plaza Mayor, in Lima's historic centre, the ideal place to begin an exploration of the city's churches, palaces and ornate colonial mansions. Try the local seafood specialty - ceviche.
The call of exotic birds and dense jungle awaits. Learn about the Amazon's complex ecosystem on a hike with a local guide.
Become acquainted with Cuzco on a stroll around the city centre. Cuzco is a melting pot of Spanish and Inca influences, rich in history and legend. Visit a coca tea shop - tasting included - then haggle for wares at the colourful San Pedro market. Top off the stay here with a trip out to the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman.
See woolly llamas, and locals dressed in brightly-coloured traditional clothes on a trip through the spectacularly terraced Sacred Valley. Stay overnight in the ancient Inca town of Ollantaytambo and visit its fortress, which played a crucial role in Inca history.
Reach the mountain village of Aguas Calientes by train. Spend free time soaking in the natural hot springs or take an optional sneak peek of Machu Picchu.
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu and be sure to have cameras ready - these ruins are seriously photogenic. Return to Cuzco for more sightseeing. The cathedral - built on the foundations of an Inca palace - is well worth a visit. Why not have lunch at Aldea Yanapay Cafe? All proceeds go towards helping Cuzco's underprivileged kids.
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Inclusions

Meals
8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Bus, Canoe, Plane, Train
Accommodation
Hotel (6 nights), Jungle Lodge (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Coca Museum
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Guided jungle walks
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Leader-led walking tour
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins
  • Sacred Valley and local community visit
  • Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay archaeological sites

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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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Reviews

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