Itinerary

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Majestic Peru.

Day 1 Lima

Visit Lima and uncover the treasures of the capital of Peru on a walking tour, beginning with the bustling downtown area.
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Day 2 Paracas

Watch Peru's fascinating landscapes fly by on the way to beautiful Paracas. Perhaps spend the afternoon exploring the Paracas National Reserve to see the incredible array of bird and wildlife species that live there.
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Day 3 Nazca

Travel to Pisco and boat around the wild Ballestas Islands before stopping off at Ica's sprawling sand dunes. Sample Peru's tipple of choice at a Pisco distillery before crossing the desert to reach the puzzling Nazca Lines.
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Days 4-5 Arequipa

Get acquainted with the 'White City' of Arequipa that dazzles in the sunlight, an effect created by the pale volcanic rock used to construct most of the buildings.
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Days 6-7 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Learn about the incredible pre-Inca funerary towers at Sillustani. The floating reed islands of the Uros people are sure to fascinate during a boat tour of majestic Lake Titicaca. Pick up some handmade gifts on Taquile Island, famous for its knitted goods made - under strict tradition - by men only.
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Days 8-9 Cuzco

Cuzco's status as the hub of the Inca Empire is apparent in its traditions and architecture. Join the throngs at the busy San Pedro market.
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Day 10 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Meet locals and learn about life in this fertile valley - a great opportunity to pick up a bit of Quechua, the language of the Incas. Visit a valley community and admire the perfectly geometric Ollantaytambo ruins.
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Day 11 Aguas Calientes

Soak in thermal baths surrounded by cloud forest, high up in the Andes.
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Days 12-13 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Enjoy a guided walk through the 'Lost City of the Incas', learning the history of the ancient site at Machu Picchu and marvelling at its structure and setting. Thought to have been constructed around 1440, some evidence hints it has existed for much longer. One theory suggests it was built as an astrological observatory. Take the time to contemplate and admire these incredible ruins and reflect on one of the world's great wonders.
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Days 14-15 Lima

Travel back to Lima and bargain at the markets for that perfect memento. Celebrate the end of this adventure with a Pisco sour.
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