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

Day 1 Lima

Welcome to Peru! Plaza Mayor, in Lima's historic centre, the ideal place to begin an exploration of the city's churches, palaces and ornate colonial mansions. Try the local seafood specialty - ceviche.
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Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle

The call of exotic birds and dense jungle awaits. Learn about the Amazon's complex ecosystem on a hike with a local guide.
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Day 4 Cuzco

Become acquainted with Cuzco on a stroll around the city centre. Cuzco is a melting pot of Spanish and Inca influences, rich in history and legend. Visit a coca tea shop - tasting included - then haggle for wares at the colourful San Pedro market.
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Day 5 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

See woolly llamas, and locals dressed in brightly-coloured traditional clothes on a trip through the spectacularly terraced Sacred Valley. Stay overnight in the ancient Inca town of Ollantaytambo and visit its fortress, which played a crucial role in Inca history.
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Days 6-7 Cuzco (or start the Inca Trail)

Make the most of two days in the epicenter of the Inca empire. Top off the stay here with a trip out to the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman. Alternatively, on this trip you can opt to hike the Inca Trail, which once linked this ancient Peruvian Empire. The ancient paths wind around mountains, across high, rocky plateaux, through dense cloud forest and past crumbling temple ruins. Climb over challenging mountain peaks - including the 4,198m high Warmiwanusca (Dead Woman's Pass) - and camp out in the evenings. On the final morning, climb the steps to Intipunku, the Sun Gate, and see mystical Machu Picchu appearing through the mist.
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Day 8 Aguas Calientes

Reach the mountain village of Aguas Calientes by train. Spend free time soaking in the natural hot springs or take an optional sneak peek of Machu Picchu.
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Days 9-10 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu and be sure to have cameras ready - these ruins are seriously photogenic. Return to Cuzco for more sightseeing. The cathedral - built on the foundations of an Inca palace - is well worth a visit. Why not have lunch at Aldea Yanapay Cafe? All proceeds go towards helping Cuzco's underprivileged kids.
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Days 11-12 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Be enchanted by the striking scenery and unique cultures on a cruise around Lake Titicaca. Stop by the amazing floating Uros islands which are created entirely from reeds. Then call into Taquile Island for some woollen handicrafts.
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Days 13-14 Lima

Discover a pre-Inca burial ground at Sillustani. End this adventure back by the seaside in Lima.
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