Overview & Highlights
Peru’s classic highlights including Machu Picchu and the Spanish colonial treasure-house of Cusco, the Incas’ imperial capital. Climb past ranges of Andean volcanoes to the condor-flecked lip of Colca Canyon and head to the shores of Lake Titicaca.
- Lima: A city tour of Colonial Lima and the Larco Museum
- Arequipa: City tour with Santa Catalina Convent and Juanita Mummy
- Colca Canyon: Cruz del Condor
- Lake Titicaca: Taquile Island, Luquina Chico and the Uros Islands
- Cusco: City tour and Sacsayhuamán ruins
- Cusco highlands: Visit to Inca site and traditional villages
- Sacred Valley: Excursion to Inca ruins Pisaq and Ollantaytambo
- Machu Picchu: Guided tour
- Entrance fees to sites above included
This journey captures the natural and cultural highlights of this extraordinary country. Arrive in the vast metropolis of the capital, Lima, and move on to the arched colonial plazas of Arequipa, Peru’s atmospheric White City, which sits in the desert in the shadow of Volcano Misti. Travel by road up through stark desert scenery to remote Colca Canyon, where a traditional rural lifestyle has been preserved.
Drive on to the icy, sapphire waters of high-altitude Lake Titicaca. Continue by road to historic Cusco, the former Inca capital with its meticulous Inca stonework and graceful colonial architecture. It’s a short drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Continue by rail through a narrow gorge to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, set on a mountain saddle above the Urubamba Valley.
Arrive in Lima and transfer to hotel in the Pacific coast district of Miraflores.
Guided tour of Colonial Lima and Larco Museum. Fly to Arequipa.
City tour of Arequipa and Santa Catalina Convent, and Juanita mummy.
Drive up through the Andes to Colca Canyon.
Condor spotting excursion.
Drive to Lake Titicaca via Lampa.
Visit Taquile Island, Luquina Chico and the floating Uros Islands.
Travel across the altiplano to Cusco.
City tour, including nearby Inca ruins.
Visit Chinchero village, Maras salt pans and Moray archaeological site.
Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
By train to Machu Picchu, guided tour. Overnight Machu Picchu.
Optional revisit to the site, return to Cusco.
Depart for international flight, via Lima.
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