Peru Highlights Overview

Visit Peru and see attractions in Lima, fly over the lines of Nazca, take a trip to Machu Picchu, discover things to do in Arequipa and see the highlights of Peru encompassed.

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Visit Peru and explore this incredible country from Lima to Cuzco

Visit Peru and discover its highlights from Lima to Cuzco on an exciting journey that encompasses modern cities and ancient worlds. Explore Peru's lush Amazon Jungle, the epic Lake Titicaca and the vast Colca Canyon. Enjoy local homestays, hike the famed Inca Trail and be immersed in fascinating Peruvian culture while discovering its history buried deep within the walls of lost cities.

  • Be amazed by the Nazca lines
  • Discover desert mummies at Chauchilla Cemetery
  • Experience traditional Lake Titicaca life at a homestay
  • Explore the steamy Amazon Jungle
  • Nibble guinea pig in Arequipa
  • Sample coca tea in Cuzco
  • Sip on a Pisco sour in Pisco
  • Wander among the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Lima, Peru
  • Finish:

    Lima, Peru
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    19 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Homestay (2 nts), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (14 nts), Jungle Lodge (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Canoe, Plane, Van
  • Included activities:

    (Don't use) Chauchilla Cemetery, Colca Canyon entrance fee, Guided jungle walks, La Calera hot springs, Lake Titicaca boat tour & homestay, Leader-led walking tour, Sacred Valley and local community visit

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    951kg pp per trip
  • 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. On the following nights the single supplement is not available: Days 6-7 Colca Canyon Day 9 Lake Titicaca Days 18-19 Amazon Jungle

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Day 1 Lima

Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.

Day 2 Pisco

While Pisco may have lent its name to Peru's most famous drink, this seaside city is also known for being the gateway to the Ballestas Islands.

Day 3 Nazca

Rebuilt completely after a devastating earthquake in 1996, Nazca is home to the mysterious Nazca Lines and a city of colourful houses with a pretty main square.

Days 4-5 Arequipa

The beautiful 'White City' of Arequipa is surrounded by volcanoes, is rich in Spanish colonial architecture and abounds with local culture and cuisine.

Days 6-7 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Over twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and with Andean Condors soaring high above, the Colca Canyon commands reverie.

Days 8-10 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets. Crossing the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and has some fascinating islands and hefty-sized frogs living within its waters.

Days 11-13 Cuzco

Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.

Day 14 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Learn about local traditions at a community in the Sacred Valley and visit Ollantaytambo, a magnificent example of Inca urban planning.

Day 15 Aguas Calientes

Soak in the natural hot springs that gave Aguas Calientes its name then be overwhelmed by the unforgettable sight of mystical Machu Picchu.

Day 16 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Be overwhelmed by the unforgettable sight of mystical Machu Picchu. Spend a day exploring and learning about these fascinating ancient ruins.

Day 17 Cuzco

A World Heritage site set amongst red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.

Days 18-19 Amazon Jungle

A small city sitting on the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers, Puerto Maldonado is the gateway for trips into Peru's incredible Amazon Jungle.

Days 20-21 Lima

Founded in 1535, Lima still has a wealth of colonial buildings and grandiose churches, plus there are many interesting museums and great restaurants to enjoy.
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