Cuzco to Lima Overview

Visit South America and travel through Peru from Cuzco to Lima. Follow the Inca Trail, visit Machu Picchu, explore the Colca Canyon and discover the Nazca Lines.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,190
      CAD $1,285
      AUD $1,260
      EUR €870
      GBP £700
      NZD $1,410
      ZAR R12,610
      CHF FR1,050
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $970
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,160*
      CAD $2,335*
      AUD $2,332*
      EUR €1,579*
      GBP £1,342*
      NZD $2,557*
      ZAR R22,924*
      CHF FR1,908*
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Trip Validity

  • 2011-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Travel from Cuzco to Lima to discover the Inca secrets of Peru.

Visit South America and travel through Peru from Cuzco to Lima. Uncover ancient mysteries and discover the rich culture of this unique corner of the globe. Starting in Cuzco, the heart and soul of Peru, this exceptional Overland adventure includes an unforgettable trek through spectacular Andean scenery taking in ancient ruins and stopping at remote villages. Behold the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu before spending a night with a Raqchi family and visiting the enormous Colca Canyon. Be enchanted by the dazzling buildings of Arequipa, marvel at the mysterious Nazca Lines and soak up the breathtaking scenery of Paracas National Reserve before ending the journey in lively Lima. This incredible adventure is the perfect way to discover the hidden charms and spectacular natural beauty of this sensational country.

  • Admire Cuzco's Spanish and Inca influences
  • Follow Peru's ancient Inca paths
  • Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu
  • Experience Peruvian hospitality during a homestay
  • Survey the vast Colca Canyon
  • Marvel at the Nazca Lines
  • Cruise around the Ballestas Islands

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cuzco, Peru
  • Finish:

    Lima, Peru
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (6 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (9 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Overland vehicle, Train
  • Included activities:

    Alternative Inca Trail and Quechua Community trek, Ballestas Islands boat trip, Chauchilla cemetery, Colca Canyon entrance + IGV, Cuzco Visitor Ticket, Paracas National Park, Raqchi Artisan Centre and ruins, Tour of the Sacred Valley, Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    491kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman. 2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 3. You need to choose whether you wish to hike the Classic Inca Trail or the Quechua Community Trek at the time of booking. If you do not indicate a preference, the Quechua Community Trek will be confirmed automatically. Classic Inca Trail permits are sold on a request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you. If Classic Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you will be booked on the Quechua Community Trek instead. The Classic Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Quechua Community Trek . Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.

  • Trip price from

    USD $1,190
    CAD $1,285
    AUD $1,260
    EUR €870
    GBP £700
    NZD $1,410
    ZAR R12,610
    CHF FR1,050
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    USD $970
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  • Total price from

    USD $2,160*
    CAD $2,335*
    AUD $2,332*
    EUR €1,579*
    GBP £1,342*
    NZD $2,557*
    ZAR R22,924*
    CHF FR1,908*
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    USD $127
    CAD $137
    AUD $137
    EUR €92
    GBP £78
    NZD $150
    ZAR R1,348
    CHF FR112
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Cuzco to Lima Summary

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Day 1 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.

Days 2-5 Inca Trail/Quecha Community Trek

Winding around mountains, through valleys and up steep slopes, the iconic Inca Trail is a series of beautiful vistas and challenging hikes all the way to Machu Picchu.

Day 6 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti.

Day 7 Cuzco

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

Day 8 Raqchi

Traditional houses, customs and handicrafts are a signature part of Raqchi, a small village just outside of Cuzco.

Days 9-10 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Known for its love of karaoke, Chivay is a small town located near the Colca Canyon with an interesting market and some relaxing hot springs close by. Over twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and with Andean Condors soaring high above, the Colca Canyon commands reverie.

Days 11-12 Arequipa

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

Day 13 Puerto Inca

Puerto Inca is a tiny, sandy place with an abundance of ruins and beautiful coastal scenery to enjoy.

Day 14 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.

Day 15 Paracas National Reserve

Home to a large number of birds and wildlife species, Paracas National Reserve helps preserve Peru's marine ecosystem and the cultural heritage of the Paracas people.

Days 16-17 Ballestas Islands/Lima

With birds circling ahead, a dramatic coastline with stone arches and caves, and animals galore lazing on rocks and beaches, the Ballestas Islands are a visual feast. Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.
    • 17
    • GDOB
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,190
      CAD $1,285
      AUD $1,260
      EUR €870
      GBP £700
      NZD $1,410
      ZAR R12,610
      CHF FR1,050
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $970
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,160*
      CAD $2,335*
      AUD $2,332*
      EUR €1,579*
      GBP £1,342*
      NZD $2,557*
      ZAR R22,924*
      CHF FR1,908*
      *
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.