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 all the highlights of Peru on this in-depth trip.

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      USD $3,560
      CAD $3,790
      AUD $3,935
      EUR €2,735
      GBP £2,355
      NZD $4,665
      ZAR R35,815
      CHF FR3,375
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Peru Highlights.

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Day 1 Lima

Welcome to Peru! Dive into the sights and delights of Lima and let the Peruvian adventure begin.
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Day 2 Pisco

Set out on a guided downtown tour of Lima before heading to Pisco, birthplace of Peru's much acclaimed national libation.
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Day 3 Nazca

Wildlife enthusiasts can opt to visit the Paracas National Reserve, which is a haven for birdlife, for a chance to spot pelicans, red-footed boobies and flamingos. Photograph the dramatic sand dunes and picturesque lagoon of Huacachina before heading to one of the world's most mysterious archaeological sites, the Nazca Lines. Explore the eerie desert graveyard of Chauchilla, where the arid conditions have naturally interred the remains of the Nazca people buried here.
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Days 4-5 Arequipa

Situated at the foot of imposing El Misti Volcano and replete with colonial architecture, Arequipa's charm quickly becomes evident. Visit the Monasterio de Santa Catalina for an insight into what life was like in the religious service and marvel at the gleaming buildings fashioned from pale volcanic rock.
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Days 6-7 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Spot llamas, alpacas and vicunas – wild ancestors of the alpaca – on the way to Chivay. Gaze in awe at the depth of the Colca Canyon while keeping an eye out for the resident Andean condors, one of the world's largest flying birds. Spend the evening relaxing in thermal baths, dining on a llama steak or listening to live Andean music at a pena before getting a taste of local life on a family homestay.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1, Hotel - 1

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 local culture during a homestay with a local family.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1, Hotel - 2

Days 11-13 Cuzco

Discover Inca ruins and baroque churches in the continent's oldest city, Cuzco. Perhaps hop a local bus to the Sacred Valley, or have lunch at Aldea Yanapay Cafe - all profits go to supporting the city'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

Perhaps take a soak in the natural hot springs that gave Aguas Calientes its name, and bask in the tranquility of the mountainside town.
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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

Spend some more time getting to know this charming city. Shop for quirky souvenirs at the colourful local markets, hit the surrounding hills atop a mountain bike, or simply 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.
ACCOM: Jungle Lodge - 2

Days 20-21 Lima

Catch a flight back to Lima for a final night in this cosmopolitan capital city before bidding adios to mystical Peru.
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