Lima to Cuzco Itinerary

Fall in love with Peru on this adventure tour. Travel from Lima to Cuzco via the Ballestas Islands, Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon, Arequipa and do an Inca trek.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,190
      CAD $1,285
      AUD $1,260
      EUR €870
      GBP £700
      NZD $1,410
      ZAR R12,610
      CHF FR1,050
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $960
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,160*
      CAD $2,335*
      AUD $2,332*
      EUR €1,579*
      GBP £1,342*
      NZD $2,557*
      ZAR R22,924*
      CHF FR1,908*
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.
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peru ballestas island seals

peru colca canyon

peru lima historical centre


peru machu picchu


Day 1 Lima

Get acquainted with Lima, Peru's modern capital. There's plenty to see in this bustling city, from colonial mansions to vibrant plazas, fine museums and ornate churches.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Paracas/Ballestas Islands

Leave the city behind and travel south along the coast of Peru. Pitch a tent in Paracas, which spans over 335,000 hectares and is one of the world's most important marine reserves. Take a walk along the coastline and spot the vibrant birdlife Paracas is famous for.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 3 Nazca

Spot penguins, sea lions and boobies during a boat tour through the Ballestas Islands. Learn about the mysterious sand images on a Nazca Lines tour and perhaps take an overhead flight to fully appreciate the scale of this puzzling creation.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 4 Puerto Inca

The windswept graves at the Chauchilla Cemetery display the eerie skeletons and mummified bodies of the Nazca people, some of which date from 1,000 AD. Camp overnight near Puerto Inca.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 5-6 Arequipa

Explore the scenic city of Arequipa and perhaps stop by the Museo Santury to view Juanita, the ice princess. The body of this frozen Inca maiden is thought to be more than 500 years old, and was found at a sacrificial site on the summit of Nevado Ampato.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 7-8 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Try to spot the mighty Andean condors as they silently take to the sky thousands of metres above the floor of the breathtaking Colca Canyon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 9 Raqchi Homestay

Get to know a local family as guests at a homestay in Raqchi. Spend the evening huddled around a crackling fire, sharing a meal, and discovering traditional Peruvian song and dance.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 10-11 Cuzco

Arrive in the city set high city in the mountains of Peru, Cuzco. Wander through cobblestone streets lined with massive Inca stone walls and Spanish-colonial architecture. Perhaps enjoy a traditional dance performance or sign up for one of the many adventure activities on offer in Cuzco, including quad-biking and whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 12-15 Quechua Community Trek/Classic Inca Trail

Follow in the footsteps of the Incas on an alternate Inca trail trek through the Andes. Go trekking through the snow-capped Cordillera Urubamba mountains, along winding mountain paths, past herds of grazing llamas. Meet local Quechua communities during the four-day hike before descending into the Sacred Valley to explore the massive Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Days 16-17 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Explore the crumbling ruins of Peru's most frequented attraction, Machu Picchu, the 'lost Inca city'. Why not find a spot near the Sun Gate to sit back and soak up the magical atmosphere.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1