Majestic Peru

15 Days | See ancient sites and dazzling heights on a journey through Peru

4.8 out of 5 based on 43 reviews submitted.
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Explore Peru in style on this 15-day adventure, journeying from coastal plains to ancient cities that sit on mountaintops. As you travel through Lima, Puno, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, and Aguas Calientes, uncover colonial architecture, stunning Andean landscapes, Inca ruins, colourful markets and fascinating local culture. Visit the famed Machu Picchu – one of the Seven Wonders of the World – and opt to take the One Day Inca Trail trek to experience the ancient citadel from two angles. Rub shoulders with the locals with two pachamanca meals – one in the middle of the desert near the Nazca Lines in a local’s home and one in the Andean highlands community of Huilloq. With the guidance of a local leader, you’ll get beneath the surface of this captivating country and leave with a deeper understanding of Peru’s history, wildlife, cuisine and people.

Trip overview

Map of Majestic Peru including Peru
Start
Lima, Peru
Finish
Lima, Peru
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Peru
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
GGKP
This trip generates 39 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • See the famed Machu Picchu – perched high in the Andes on a mountaintop, surrounded by mountain rainforest – and discover the secrets and history of this iconic Inca ruin.
  • Spend a full day exploring the floating islands of Uros (made entirely of reeds) on Lake Titicaca and make the most of the chance to meet the local Uru people who live here.
  • Witness the giant desert inscriptions of the Nazca Lines – one of Peru's greatest unsolved mysteries – from the viewing tower. Then, head to a local’s home in the middle of the desert for a traditional pachamanca dinner.
  • Visit the scenic Sacred Valley, where you’ll stop for lunch in the Huilloq community and participate in their ceremony blessing Pachamama. Listen to their life stories of the Andean highlands and learn more about their fascinating culture through a textile demonstration.
  • Choose to trek the One Day Inca Trail – an excellent option for those wanting to experience trekking in Peru – and see the famed Wonder of the World twice.
  • 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?
  • This trip visits places that are at high altitude, where it’s common for travellers to experience altitude sickness. Regardless of your age, gender and fitness, please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more detail.
  • Visitors are not permitted to explore Machu Picchu without a Machu Picchu guide (this doesn’t include your trip leader) and must follow set routes within the site. This trip includes one guided visit of Machu Picchu (approximately 1.5 to 2 hours). Your leader will provide more information to ensure you get the most out of your visit to this incredible site.

Itinerary

Map of Majestic Peru including Peru

Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Plane, Train, Private vehicle, Public bus, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (14 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Lima - Leader-led Miraflores walking tour
  • Lima - Guided tour, including San Francisco Monastery, the Catacombs and Central Market
  • Islas Ballestas - Guided tour
  • Nazca Lines - Viewing tower
  • Nazca - Pachamanca dinner
  • Arequipa - Walking tour
  • Arequipa - San Ignacio Chapel
  • Arequipa - Santa Catalina Monastery Admission Fee
  • Arequipa - Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa
  • Puno - Sillustani archaeological site
  • Puno - Lake Titicaca day tour
  • Cusco - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Cusco - Full Boleto Turistico Pass (access to 16 archaeological sites, transport & guides not included)
  • Sacred Valley - Community visit, Pachamama offering & lunch
  • Sacred Valley - Coffee & cake
  • Machu Picchu - Entrance and guided tour
Add on activities
  • Lima - Coast Biking Tour - Urban Adventure (Price based on 2 participants) - USD52
  • Lima - Bohemian Barranco (Based on 4 participants) - USD75
  • Lima - Lima Discovery + San Francisco and Pisco Sour - Urban Adventures (Price based on 2 participants) - USD39
  • Lima - Private: Home Cooked Tour Ceviche experience Urban Adventure (Based on 2 Participants) - USD85
  • Lima - Lima Water Show (Based on 4 participants) - USD40
  • Lima - Lima Pisco Making (Based on 4 participants) - USD35
  • Lima - Lima Eat Street (Based on 4 participants) - USD75
  • Lima - Private Larco Museum (Based on 4 participants) - USD50
  • Lima - Cathedral of Lima (entrance fee) - PEN12
  • Nazca - Scenic flight over the Nazca Lines (excluding 77 PEN Taxes at Nazca Airport) - USD100
  • Arequipa - Juanita Museum Admission Fee - PEN20
  • Cusco - Humantay Lake Hike (Based on 4 participants) - USD130
  • Cusco - Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Hike (Based on 4 paticipants) - USD100
  • Cusco - Cusco Cooking Class - USD70
  • Cusco - Pisco Making Urban Adventure (Based on 2 participants) - USD57
  • Cusco - Full Day Stand Up Paddle Boarding (Based on 4 participants) - USD85
  • Cusco - Rainbow Mountain Hike (Based on 4 participants) - USD105
  • 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 starts in Lima on Day 1 at 2pm. This allows time after the welcome meeting to explore Miraflores with your leader.
4. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 23kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
5. Full passport details are required at the time of booking. These details are used to obtain entrance and transport tickets. 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 new tickets.
6. This trip includes taking the train to Machu Picchu. You can choose to hike the 1-Day Inca Trail for an additional cost. Please see Day 11 of the Itinerary and contact your booking agent if you’re interested in this activity.
7. Fees may apply if you choose to change from the Inca Trail to the Train or Quarry Trail after your booking has been made.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 43 reviews submitted.
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Mike · Traveled January 2024
Magestic Peru was magnificent, made so by a combination of the most amazing scenery and historic sites on the planet and by our amazing tour leader Enrique. A true gentleman and legend.
Review submitted 22 Jan 2024

Richard · Traveled January 2024
An excellent experience. The well qualified guides navigated the vagaries' of travelling in Sth America without any apparent problems. The kept our altitude sickness concerns under control. All the visits were well managed. A wonderful trip.
Review submitted 30 Jan 2024

Pamela · Traveled January 2024
Our majestic trip allowed us the ability to engage in the culture and the people. Our group was amazing and our tour leader was awesome, very knowledgeable and helpful. We had an amazing experience, thanks Intrepid.
Review submitted 22 Jan 2024

Pardaman · Traveled December 2023
Very happy overall with arrangements and selections of places to visit , hotels and guide. We have been lucky to have a highly motivated people’s person team organiser guide who made our trip a pleasant one Good luck to him
Review submitted 04 Jan 2024

Noel · Traveled December 2023
An outstanding trip full of colour , variety , beauty and history - vividly brought to life by our tour leader with his knowledge, enthusiasm, approachability and availability. Highly recommended
Review submitted 15 Dec 2023
Majestic Peru
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USD $3,480