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18 Days | Discover a land of infinite variety in spectacular Peru

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Fall under the spell of beautiful Peru on an in-depth 18-day Premium adventure. Discover the winelands of Ica, stroll the streets of Arequipa, marvel at the landscapes of Colca Canyon and venture into the wild heart of the Amazon. Stand in awe of Machu Picchu and search for wildlife in the Ballestas Islands in a land that truly has it all. From the myths of the Incas to colonial culture, an experienced local leader will bring the country’s history to life.

Trip overview

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Start
Lima, Peru
Finish
Lima, Peru
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Peru
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
GGPPC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Taste the flavours of Peru during Exclusive Experiences, including dinner at one of Lima’s best restaurants, a snack from a cafe supporting single mothers, and a home-cooked pachamanca lunch in the Sacred Valley.
  • Uncover the country’s best sights during Exclusive Experiences, including a sunset tour of a wine and pisco vineyard and two guided visits to remarkable Machu Picchu, reached by 360 train offering unbeatable views of the Andes.
  • Soak in truly stunning surroundings at your Feature Stay hotel along the Colca River, offering grounds dotted with tumbling waterfalls, organic gardens and gorgeous pools, plus modern rooms, first-class service and fantastic amenities.
  • Set out in search of pelicans, flamingos, sea lions and penguins on an exciting boat tour around the Ballestas Islands.
  • Take a walk on the wild side when you stay deep in the Amazon and enjoy a full day of wildlife activities, including a boat tour, night jungle walk and more.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Due to the high altitude of the places we visit some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary! Please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
  • Visitors are not permitted to explore Machu Picchu without a Machu Picchu guide (not our trip leaders) and must follow set routes within the site. This trip includes two guided visits of Machu Picchu and each visit is approximately 1.5 - 2 hours long. Your leader will provide more information to ensure you get the most out of your visits to this incredible site.
  • There are a couple of long drives on this trip, in particular on Days 8 and 11. These journeys are by private vehicle and although they may be a little tiring, they're a great chance to sit back and enjoy the passing scenery and chat to your fellow travellers.
  • According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only, and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted. Please refer to the itinerary for details.
  • Travellers who choose different ways of reaching Machu Picchu (Inca Trail, Quarry Trail or Train), will not follow the same routes within Machu Picchu. This means that you may not be able to have photos together, overlooking Machu Picchu. This applies to travellers on the same booking or separate bookings. It is possible for passengers who have taken the train to join passengers who have done the Inca Trail on the 2nd visit of Machu Picchu, by repeating the guided tour. If you are interested in this option, you must tell your sales agent when you book.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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Inclusions

Meals

16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Plane, Train, Private vehicle, Boat

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (17 nights), Feature Stay (1 night)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Lima - Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Lima - Welcome Dinner
  • Boat Tour
  • Ica - Vineyard tour with a sommelier
  • Ica - Sunset drinks
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Arequipa - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Lima - Downtown walking tour
  • Arequipa - Walking tour
  • Arequipa - Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Arequipa - San Ignacio Chapel
  • Arequipa - Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
  • Colca Canyon - Viewpoint photo stop
  • Colca Canyon - Mirador Cruz del Condor
  • Puno - Sillustani archaeological site
  • Lake Titicaca - Floating Uros Islands & Taquile Island
  • Cusco - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Raqchi Inca Site, between Puno and Cuzco
  • Cusco - Cathedral tour with Specialist Historian Guide
  • Cusco - Coricancha Temple (entrance fee)
  • Cusco - Walking tour
  • Ollantaytambo - Archaeological site
  • Cusco - Sacsayhuaman
  • Sacred Valley - Community workshops visit
  • Sacred Valley - Home-cooked pachamanca lunch
  • Sacred Valley - AMA Snack and Drink
  • Machu Picchu - Entrance & Guided visit
  • Ollantaytambo - 360 degree train to Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu - Second visit
  • Amazon Jungle - Night boat tour
  • Amazon Jungle - Oxbow Lake
  • Amazon Jungle - Canopy Walkway
  • Amazon Jungle - Night jungle walk
  • Lima - Farewell Dinner
Add on activities
  • Lima - Private Larco Museum (Based on 4 participants) - USD50
  • Lima - Private: Home Cooked Tour Ceviche experience Urban Adventure (Based on 2 Participants) - USD85
  • Lima - Lima Water Show (Based on 4 participants) - USD40
  • Lima - Museum of the Inquisition - Free entrance - Free
  • Lima - Coast Biking Tour - Urban Adventure (Price based on 2 participants) - USD52
  • Lima - Archaeological Museum - PEN15
  • Lima - Lima Eat Street (Based on 4 participants) - USD75
  • Lima - Lima Pisco Making (Based on 4 participants) - USD35
  • Lima - Bohemian Barranco (Based on 4 participants) - USD75
  • Lima - Lima Discovery + San Francisco and Pisco Sour - Urban Adventures (Price based on 2 participants) - USD39
  • Nazca - Scenic flight over the Nazca Lines from Pisco - USD280
  • Arequipa - Juanita Museum - PEN20
  • Cusco - Inca Museum (entrance fee) - PEN10
  • Cusco - Pisco Making Urban Adventure (Based on 2 participants) - USD57
  • 1 Day Inca Trail - Add-on (Must pre-book) - USD380

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 23kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
4. Full name exactly as per passport is required at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on the passport), for activity and transport bookings. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
5. This trip includes two visits to Machu Picchu, however you may choose to book the 1-day Inca Trail hike on Day 14 (additional surcharge required). This optional activity is subject to permit availability. Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book this activity. Please refer to Day 14 of the itinerary for details of the hike. It is possible for passengers who have taken the train to join passengers who have done the Inca Trail on the 2nd visit of Machu Picchu, by repeating the guided tour. If you are interested in this option, tell your sales agent when you book.
6. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.
7. The GGPPC230921 departure will feature 1 night in Arequipa and 2 nights in the Colca Canyon due to a mining conference.

Essential Trip Information

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Teresa · Traveled August 2022
This was an exceptional trip, met my expectations, covered Peru really well. Included highlights, meals, transport was all of a high standard. Tour leader was really great, happy, friendly, well organised. Local guides were very knowledgeable. Tour leader and guides spoke very good English.
Review submitted 23 Sep 2022
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