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12 Days | Incas, Amazon and the Ica Valley in beautiful Peru

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Coloured by colonial buildings, vibrant wildlife and lush rainforests, Peru is a sight to behold. Join a local leader to discover the Incan, indigenous and modern sides of Peru on an immersive 12-day Premium journey. From the colonial charm of Lima to the wonders of the Ica Valley, the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest, the historically rich city of Cusco and the spectacular Incan ruins of Machu Picchu – this adventure takes you straight to the heart of it all. Get a real look at local life and leave with memories to last a lifetime.

Trip overview

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Start
Lima, Peru
Finish
Cusco, Peru
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Peru
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
GGPIC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • 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.
  • Get to know local culture during interactions with the Willoq community, let a local leader show you the country’s best, and explore with expert guides in Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu.
  • See Peru’s wild side when you set out in search of pelicans, flamingos, sea lions and penguins on an exciting boat tour around the Ballestas Islands, and enjoy an unforgettable day of wildlife activities in the Amazon Jungle.
  • Take your taste buds on a trip during Exclusive Experiences, from one of Lima’s best restaurants, to a coffee break at a cafe that aids single mothers and a traditional Andean lunch in the Sacred Valley.
  • Sleep surrounded by nature in the Amazon rainforest in a private thatched cabana at your magnificent feature stay lodge. Located in the heart of a 380 hectare-private ecological reserve, this unique resort has an on-site team of expert local guides.

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.
  • This trip visits Peru's coast, mountains and the Amazon Jungle, which means you'll need a flexible wardrobe no matter what time of year you travel. Please review the 'Climate and seasonal information' and 'Packing' sections of the Essential Trip Information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The 1-day Inca Trail hike is a great option for those wanting to experience trekking in Peru, without committing to the full four days. This trek starts from the train station known as 'KM 104' and after a steep ascent it follows the last portion of the Classic Inca Trail. Trekkers enter Machu Picchu at the Sun Gate in the afternoon, where there will be some time to take a few photos before taking a short bus ride down to Aguas Calientes to spend the night and rejoin the rest of the group. The following day, trekkers will return to Machu Picchu for a guided tour, while the rest of the group has an unguided visit. This trek is subject to permit availability and must be pre-booked (at a surcharge). Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book this activity.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Plane, Train, Private vehicle, Boat

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (9 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 - Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Lima - Welcome Dinner
  • Boat Tour
  • Ica - Vineyard tour with a sommelier
  • Ica - Sunset drinks
  • Lima - Downtown walking tour
  • Lima - Alameda Chabuca Granda tour and tastings
  • Lima - San Francisco Monastery and the Catacombs
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Amazon Jungle - Night boat tour
  • Amazon Jungle - Oxbow Lake
  • Amazon Jungle - Night jungle walk
  • Cusco - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Cusco - Coricancha Temple (entrance fee)
  • Cusco - Walking tour
  • Cusco - Cathedral tour with Specialist Historian Guide
  • Ollantaytambo - Archaeological site
  • Sacred Valley - Community workshops visit
  • Cusco - Sacsayhuaman
  • Sacred Valley - Home-cooked lunch
  • Sacred Valley - AMA Snack and Drink
  • Machu Picchu - Entrance & Guided visit
  • Ollantaytambo - 360 degree train to Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu - Second visit
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 (entrance fee) - 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 (taxes and transfers not included) - USD349
  • 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
  • Sacred Valley - Mountain Biking (Price Based on 2 Participants) - USD170
  • Cusco - Rainbow Mountain Hike (Based on 4 participants) - USD105
  • Cusco - Full Day Stand Up Paddle Boarding (Based on 4 participants) - USD85
  • Cusco - Full Day Via Ferrata & Zipline - USD95
  • Cusco - Humantay Lake Hike (Based on 4 participants) - USD130
  • Cusco - Cusco Cooking Class - USD70
  • Cusco - Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Hike (Based on 4 paticipants) - USD100

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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

5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Stephen · Traveled May 2024
We completed the Premium Peru trip in May 2024 and have to say it was very well organised and ran smoothly throughout. Our guide was Ale who was exceptional and with us throughout the whole trip. We didn’t do the Inka trail so climbing to the top to view Machu Picchu was easy enough. The jungle was definitely an experience to remember – in a positive way.
Review submitted 24 May 2024

Christopher · Traveled October 2023
We spent 2 weeks travelling Peru with Norma our guide from Intrepid. Wow, what a great 2 weeks!! We saw and experienced so many things! The varied landscape, climate, culture and people diversity made it so memorable, our guide made the trip simply fantastic!!
Review submitted 16 Nov 2023

Inês · Traveled October 2023
This tour is great! You really get a good grasp on Peru as a whole, you get a small taste of everything the country has to offer. Norma, the tour leader, was a real expert on Peru and went out of her way to provide us with the best experience possible.
Review submitted 19 Nov 2023

Alysa · Traveled May 2023
This trip was a great overview of lots of aspects of Peru. Our amazing guide Desi ushered us everywhere we needed to be with efficiency and lots of fun along the way. Her passion was infectious and she did a great job of keeping us going on this busy itinerary. I learned so much about Peru and had so many "wow" moments along the way. Every day was something incredible.
Review submitted 24 May 2023

Shikha · Traveled August 2022
The trip was very well planned by Intrepid and exceptionally executed by our leader Giuliano! He ensured that we had the best experiences, were comfortable and safe, and enjoyed every single activity/day! It’s difficult to imagine this trip without him, thankyou Giuliano and the entire Intepid team for this memorable adventure :)
Review submitted 12 Sep 2022
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