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15 Days | Discover the mysterious, deep in the land of the Inca

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Uncover Peru’s best on this 15-day Premium journey through lush valleys, rich rainforests and Inca heartlands. Travel south from Lima to the charming city of Arequipa, see condors circling some of the deepest ravines in the world at Colca Canyon, and experience the wild heart of the Amazon Jungle. Consider trekking along the acclaimed Inca Trail, or relax on a scenic train ride, all to witness the magnificence of the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. With a local leader each step of the way joining you on orientation walks and filling you in on the histories of the land, you’ll get to peruse Peru the local way.

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
GGPP
This trip generates 29 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience the country’s best during a full day of wildlife activities in the Amazon, explorations of Arequipa and Colca Canyon and two guided visits to Machu Picchu, reached by 360 train offering unbeatable views of the Andes.
  • Taste the flavours of Peru during Exclusive Experiences, including dinner at one of Lima’s best restaurants, a snack at a cafe helping single mothers and a home-cooked pachamanca lunch in the Sacred Valley.
  • Take in truly stunning surroundings at your Feature Stay hotel along the Colca River, offering grounds dotted with waterfalls, organic gardens and pools, plus modern rooms, first-class service and fantastic amenities.
  • Get to know the real Peru as you travel with a local leader, stay in a stunning eco-lodge in the Amazon, visit a local community in the Sacred Valley and explore with specialist guides in Cusco and Machu Picchu.
  • Sleep surrounded by nature in the Amazon rainforest in a private thatched cabana at your magnificent lodge. Located in the heart of a 380 hectare-private ecological reserve, this unique resort has an on-site team of expert local guides.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Awamaki. Donations help them empower indigenous women artisans in Peru with skills training and job opportunities that provide financial independence.

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 to 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 5 and 8. 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 second 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

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Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Plane, Train, Private vehicle, Boat

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (12 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

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 - Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Arequipa - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Lima - Downtown walking tour
  • Arequipa - Walking tour
  • Arequipa - Santa Catalina Monastery Admission Fee
  • 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
  • Arequipa - Juanita Museum Admission Fee - PEN20
  • Cusco - Inca Museum (entrance fee) - PEN10
  • Cusco - Pre-Colombian Museum - PEN20
  • Cusco - Machu Picchu Museum & Botanical Garden - PEN25
  • Cusco - Pisco Making Urban Adventure (Based on 2 participants) - USD57
  • 1 Day Inca Trail - Add-on (Must pre-book) - USD380
  • Lima - Private: Home Cooked Tour Ceviche experience Urban Adventure (Based on 2 Participants) - USD85
  • Lima - Coast Biking Tour - Urban Adventure (Price based on 2 participants) - USD52

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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 10 (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 10 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.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 35 reviews submitted.
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Etienne · Traveled April 2024
Giscard was a fantastic tour leader. Extremely responsible and dedicated to every passenger on the tour. Great destination with interesting cities and beautiful landscapes. Only downsides: some accommodations and transportations a little under expectations for a premium trip. Also, very dense itinerary, early wake-ups but it was all worth it.
Review submitted 16 May 2024

robert · Traveled April 2024
Excellent trip covering major sites and ecosystems in Peru. The tour guide Giscard was raised the trip to another level.
Review submitted 13 May 2024

Julie · Traveled April 2024
This was a fantastic trip covering the highlights of Peru. I’m glad I got to do the 1 day trek to Machu Picchu which was incredible. Paola was a fantastic tour leader & very knowledgeable. The accommodation & food was also great. I would definitely recommend this trip.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

Elaine & John · Traveled April 2024
We had a wonderful time on this trip with our leader Paola. We highly recommend visiting the Larco Museum in Lima before the start of the trip, it gave us a great introduction to the many cultures that came before the Inka. The itinerary was well laid out, especially regarding elevation.
Review submitted 12 May 2024

Jennifer · Traveled April 2024
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024
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