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.
Things to do
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What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Most memorable experience? "Lots - Tour of Caracas, the canoe trip to Angel Falls plus the Falls themselves, the night bus trip to St Elena followed by good facilities to freshen up, Rock View (see above), the canopy walkway, which I surprised myself by taking in my stride (!), the somewhat challenging jungle trip by substandard "minibus" to Georgetown, the canoe and parogue crossings along the coast, the trip to the Iles du Salut and the visit to the Arane Space Station.
I was very happy with the experience, but I suspect that this was one of your more unusual trips, as practically all the places we visited were not usual tourist areas. But I got all I could realistically expect from such a tour."ET, Huddersfield
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Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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Real Latin America Experts
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.