Peruvian Pathways Itinerary

Travel to Peru and discover the landscapes and traditions which make this country such a popular travel destination. Spy wildlife in the Amazon, explore delightful Cuzco, visit Machu Picchu and encounter the intriguing cultures of Lake Titicaca.

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      USD $3,925
      CAD $3,990
      AUD $4,145
      EUR €2,885
      GBP £2,480
      NZD $4,905
      ZAR R37,715
      CHF FR3,555
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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 Peruvian Pathways.
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Day 1 Lima

Welcome to Peru! Head out on a guided orientation walk of Lima beginning in Plaza Mayor, the capital's historic centre. Marvel at the city's churches, palaces and ornate colonial mansions, and don't miss the opportunity to try a Pisco Sour - the national tipple.
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Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle

Fly into Puerto Maldonado, Peru's premier Amazon outpost town. Learn about the jungle's intricate ecosystem and wildlife on a nature walk with a well-versed local guide.
ACCOM: Jungle Lodge - 2

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

Journey through the lush, picturesque landscape of the Sacred Valley, keeping an eye out for quaint hilltop towns and villagers dressed in brightly coloured traditional garb. Be treated to lunch prepared by a local community, and perhaps pick up some Quechuan lingo. Stay overnight in the ancient Inca town of Ollantaytambo and scale its imposing cliff fortress.
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Days 6-7 Cuzco (or start the Inca Trail)

Make the most of two days in charming Cuzco, ancient epicenter of the Inca empire. Check out the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman dotting the town's hillsides, or simply settle back with a mug of coca tea at a cosy cafe. Alternatively, there is the option to hike the mighty Inca Trail. Traverse high, rocky plateaux and challenging mountain peaks, trek through dense cloud forest and pass crumbling temple ruins. Climbing the steps of the Sun Gate and seeing majestic Machu Picchu rising from the mist is an experience to remember.
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Day 8 Aguas Calientes

Arrive at the ambient mountain village of Aguas Calientes after a scenic train ride. Soak away the afternoon in the town's natural hot springs, or wander along the road for a 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. For a meal with a difference, head to Aldea Yanapay Cafe. With all proceeds going towards Cuzco's underprivileged children, it's an excellent place to splurge.
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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. Then end this adventure back by the seaside in Lima with one more night to explore this irrepressible city.
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