Peru Highlights Itinerary

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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Day 1 Lima

Bienvenidos and welcome to the city of Lima. Exploring the gardens and beaches of Miraflores is a wonderful way to spend the day.
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Day 2 Pisco

Wander the streets of Lima before heading to Pisco and unwinding the traditional way with a Pisco sour.
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Day 3 Nazca

Take an optional trip to the Paracas National Reserve, a haven for pelicans, red-footed boobies, flamingos and sea lions. See the dramatic sand dunes of Huacachina before heading to the mysterious Nazca Lines. Discover the eerie desert cemetery of Chauchilla, where the arid conditions have mummified the remains.
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Days 4-5 Arequipa

Built at the foot of El Misti Volcano, uncover the colonial charm and gleaming volcanic buildings of Arequipa.
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Days 6-7 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Spot llamas, alpacas and their cousins - vicunas - on the way to Chivay. Be impressed by the depth of the canyon while keeping an eye out for the resident Andean condors, one of the world's largest flying birds. In the evening, relax in thermal baths, dine on a llama steak or listen to live Andean music at a pena. Experience traditional local life staying with a family on a homestay in the Colca Canyon.
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Days 8-10 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Cross the Andes to explore the vast expanse of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit the floating islands and learn about island culture during a homestay with a local family.
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Days 11-13 Cuzco

Discover Inca ruins and baroque churches in the continent's oldest city. Then perhaps take a local bus to the Sacred Valley or have lunch at Aldea Yanapay Cafe - all profits go to supporting Cuzco's underprivileged kids.
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Day 14 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Learn about the traditions of a local community in the Sacred Valley, and visit Ollantaytambo, a magnificent example of Inca urban planning.
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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.
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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.
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Day 17 Cuzco

Shop or rest those weary legs at a cafe around the Plaza de Armas.
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Days 18-19 Amazon Jungle

Fly to Puerto Maldonado. Travel by canoe into the lush Amazon Jungle to stay in an eco-friendly lodge. Explore the jungle with local guides to spot unique flora and fauna and learn about the practical and medicinal uses of native plants.
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Days 20-21 Lima

Head into Lima's centre to discover more of the history and traditions of old Peru.
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