Peru awaits you. Enjoy this megadiverse and multi-cultural country that you will simply fall in love with. This vacations will be like nothing else you’ve ever experienced. You will tour and discover its most visited destinations: Lima “City of Kings” and South America’s capital for the best dining; Arequipa and Colca Canyon with their impressive views; Puno and its famous Lake Titicaca and last but definitely not least is Cusco, start point to the highlight of this trip: Machu Picchu. Give yourself the best Peruvian vacation where you will see a little bit of everything: history, archeology, nature, and especially culture.

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Cusco, Arequipa, Puno, Lima, Machu Picchu, Peru

top of the huascaran mountain in the peruvian andes
  • Original Passport.
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher).
  • Warm jacket / Waterproof Jacket or rain poncho.
  • Hat and gloves.
  • T-shirts.
  • Comfortable Trousers.
  • Toiletries, insect repellent and hand sanitiser.
  • Personal medication.
  • Camera and film.
  • 1 night Lima.
  • 1 night in Arequipa.
  • 1 night in Colca.
  • 2 nights in Puno.
  • 3 nights Cuzco.
  • 1 night Sacred valley.
  • All transfers.
  • 9 breakfasts.
  • 2 lunches and 1 dinner at Colca.
  • 1 lunch at Taquile Island.
  • 1 lunch on route from Puno to Cusco.
  • 1 lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.
  • Tours according itinerary in group with local English speaking guides.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary.
  • Airfares.
  • Meals not mentioned on your program.
  • Personal expenses, tips.
  • Airport taxes.

Itinerary (10 days)

Day 1 Arrival in Lima

  • Upon arrival at Jorge Chavez International Lima airport, a VIAJE PERU representative will meet you and take you to your hotel in private transfer. According the time of your arrival the day is yours! There are many options to visit around the capital of Peru like the Main Square with its main attractions: the Cathedral, Archbishop of Lima and Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace). If you have a free evening it would be a great opportunity to go to the Magic Water Circuit with different types of fountains and a main colorful show. It is also a very good time to start tasting a little bit of our famous cuisine in one of the delicious restaurants around the city. Remember that Peru is considered one of the best gastronomic destinations.
  • Overnight in Lima.

Day 2 Arrival in Arequipa & City Tour

  • After breakfast, you will have a scheduled private transfer to take you from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Arequipa.
  • Upon arrival, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in Arequipa, often called “White City” because of its many buildings made of sillar, a white volcanic rock.
  • This afternoon, you will take a 3 hours and a half tour to the city of Arequipa, visiting the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), where the neo-classical Cathedral stands on one corner. Also, you will explore the Santa Catalina Convent and its religious cloisters built in XVI century closed to the public for almost 400 years until 1970, is still home to a few cloistered nuns. The tour continues to the Church and square of San Francisco and Yanahuara area with its famous viewer from where it is possible to have a complete view of the city and the majesty of the Misti volcano.
  • The evening in Arequipa is a great opportunity to taste the local cuisine, this city is very famous for its variety of dishes.
  • Overnight in Arequipa.

Day 3 Colca Canyon Tour & Overnight

  • Start the day with a very nice breakfast at the hotel before starting the 3 hour scenic drive towards Colca Canyon. This journey will take you through breathtaking landscapes making this one of the highlights of your trip. You will cross the Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve, with the highest population of Andean flora and fauna, keep your eyes open for wild vicuñas (smaller cousins of the llama) and viscachas (small rodents that resemble rabbits). The route continues along Patapampa, the highest point of your route (15 748 ft.) where you will find the “Mirador de los andes” a strategic point to see the Chila mountain range and its great amount of volcanoes. On the way down to Chivay town, you’ll begin to see pre-Inca agricultural terraces that characterize the landscape of the canyon. Accommodation at your confirmed hotel in Chivay (11 925 feet high).
  • After lunch, visit “La Calera” hotsprings located 1.86 miles far from Chivay, renowned for the therapeutic effects of its thermal waters (entrance fee is not included). Return to hotel and free time to relax and admire the beauty of the Andean landscape. Enjoy a delicious dinner included.
  • Overnight in Colca.

Day 4 Colca Canyon Tour & Arrival to Puno

  • Early morning, you will meet your guide to start the journey through the main towns of the valley stopping at Yanque, where you will appreciate its typical dances exposed in the main square, then a short visit to its site museum that exhibits a collection of textiles. Then departure towards “El Mirador Cruz del Condor”, one of the best viewpoints to observe the deepness of the canyon (11,155 feet deep and 124 miles long) and also home to the famed condors and see their majestic flying on the thermal currents. Return to Chivay for lunch and make some last minute shopping at the local market.
  • At proper time, you will start the journey to Puno, which is located between 5 and 6 hours from Colca Canyon. During this trip you will be able to see spectacular views of the Andes.
  • Upon arrival to Puno, one of our representatives will meet you and take you to your confirmed hotel. As Puno is higher than Chivay (12 531 feet), it is a very good opportunity to take it easy this evening and relax for next day.
  • Overnight in Puno.

Day 5 Lake Titicaca Tour

  • Make sure you are ready to go this day! This full day tour will take you to the lake´s most fascinating islands. Your first stop will be the Uros Islands, composed of 32 islands buitt by native residents by hand, made of a local type of reed called totora. This “water tribe” continuously adds layers of reed to their islands to maintain them, but not only their “grounds” are made of totora, their homes, boats and everything you can think of has also been built with this reed. The Uros are particular because of their floating islands but also because of how they still maintain their traditions and customs over time, making this a once in a lifetime experience. The boat excursion will continue towards Taquile island, during the boat ride, you’ll be able to enjoy amazing views of Lake Titicaca, perched at 12,500 feet in elevation. Upon arrival, be prepared for some effort to hike up the hill and visit the most important sites of the island, including the main plaza and the market, as well as have opportunities to take pictures of the island landscape and surrounding lake and if skies are clear enough you may even be able to view the volcanoes located on Bolivian shores across the lake. Here is where you will have lunch with an amazing view before heading back to Puno.
  • You will be back to Puno in the late afternoon and you will have time to relax and walk around the city center.
  • Overnight in Puno.

Day 6 Arrival to Cusco

  • After breakfast, you will be taken to the bus station to start the journey to Cusco.
  • On the way you will make some stops to beautiful sites. First you will visit the archaeological site of Pukara, the most important and ancient ceremonial center of this area, then you will reach the highest point of your journey at 14,222 ft., La Raya Pass, this is the place where the aymara and quechua regions meet and where you will be able to enjoy breathtaking Andean sites and prime location for taking amazing photos. Afterwards, you will make a short stop in Sicuani to enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant and then continue making your way to Cuzco. After lunch you will visit Raqchi archaeological site, made of carved stone and said to be a sanctuary for the Wiracocha God. The final stop is Andahuaylillas, called the Sistine Chapel of America, where you will be able to see the incredible contrast between its humble exterior and its lush interior decoration from barroque and colonial styles.
  • If you would like to fly or take the luxury ANDEAN EXPLORER train please ask your travel agent.
  • At the end of the day, arrival to Cusco. Reception at the bus station from one of our representatives who will be taking you to your confirmed hotel.
  • Overnight in Cusco.

Day 7 Cusco City Tour

Morning at leisure. This would be a very good time to explore a little bit more of Cusco’s less-visited attractions, you have for example: San Pedro Market, the beautiful neighborhood of San Blas, or one of Cusco’s fine museums, such as the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the Casa Concha (“Machu-Picchu Museum”), or the Choco Museum, where you can make your own chocolate from scratch. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit the historical city of Cuzco. Your visit will begin with the center of the city, touring around two beautiful colonial landmarks: The Main Square and The Cathedral to see its fabulous wood carvings and impressive altars and the lovely Church of La Compañia de Jesus (Society of Christ). Then you will visit the ancient Koricancha (Temple of the Sun in Quechua), an ancient Inca worship center to the Sun God and a marvelous mixture of Inca and colonial architecture. Later on you will leave the city and head towards the outskirts where several archaeological sites from Inca times can be found, and what better example of this that the Sacsayhuaman Inca Fortress, entirely built in stone, each piece carefully carved to fit perfectly to the other. This Inca fortress is also the chosen site for the Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun) that is celebrated every year on June 24th. Even more archaeological marvels are ahead: Kenko (labyrinth or maze in Quechua), a ceremonial site; Tambomachay, where a never-ending spring can be found, this place is locally known as the Inca Baths, a site that it is believed to be an Inca tribute to Unu (water in Quechua) and you will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucara. In the late afternoon, you will return to your Cusco hotel. Evening at leisure where you can enjoy local cuisine, music, and the splendor of Cusco at night. Overnight in Cusco.

Day 8 Sacred Valley Tour

  • Discover the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas through this route starting on the Inca`s Balcony, in Chinchero, a beautiful place with an impressive view, where twelves families still preserve their traditional costums, showing you the ancestral way in which they process the wool, and obtain those vivid colors for their textiles. Afterwards, we will get to Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress, also served as a temple. Then, we will follow to the town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century.
  • In the late afternoon, you will be taken to your beautiful hotel in the Sacred Valley where you can relax and be ready for your exciting next destination.
  • Overnight at the Sacred Valley.

Day 9 Machu Picchu Tour

  • After breakfast, you will be ready to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world and the highpoint of your Peruvian vacation: Machu Picchu. You will board a beautiful train to the town of Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, this hour-and-a-half to two-hour train journey is considered one of the most impressive routes in the world, watching the magnificent scenery of the Sacred Valley offering passengers dramatic views of the Andean landscape as the train descends from high altitude plains down through the cloud forest. Upon arrival, our tour representative will meet you at the train station and take you to the bus station for a 20-minute ride up to the citadel. A professional English-speaking guide will take you for a 2-hour tour to the most important sites in Machu Picchu, including the Intihuatana (Sun Stone), the Sun Temple, and the Room of 3 Windows. You`ll have some time left over to go for lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge and scout around the ancient city on your own, then return to Aguas Calientes for your train back to Cusco.
  • In the late afternoon, you will board your train back to Cusco. Reception at the train station and transfer to your hotel in the evening.
  • If you want to spend more time at Machu Picchu, this package can be adapted according your preferences, you have the option to stay one more night in Aguas Calientes. This will allow you to make a second visit to the enigmatic citadel on the following day or hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain, this hike offers spectacular views of the surrounding Andes and over the Machu Picchu citadel from above.
  • Overnight in Cusco.

Day 10 Departure from Cusco

  • After breakfast at your hotel, one of our representatives will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport for your journey home or on to your next destination.
  • Optionally, if you want to extend your Peruvian itinerary, click here: PERUVIAN DESTINATIONS.