Overview & Highlights
This economical holiday includes Peru’s top sights and features visits to charitable projects and local communities. An excellent budget choice if you’re interested in local community life.
- Tour of the city of Cusco and Sacsayhuamán ruins
- Visit the Los Niños charity project
- Full day guided visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Inca ruins and museums en route to Puno
- Sillustani ruins near Lake Titicaca
This unusual private tour of Peru explores the Inca heartland in the Andes, and includes attractions in and around Cusco and Lake Titicaca. Fly up to the Andes from Lima and stay in historic Cusco, the former Inca capital and a treasure trove of Inca stonework and colonial architecture. Continue by road into the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Next is a rail journey alongside the tempestuous Urubamba river through a narrow gorge leading to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, set on a mountain saddle above the valley. Finally travel to shimmering Lake Titicaca on the altiplano, visiting islands and local communities as well as the ruined artefacts of a long-gone pre-Columbian civilisation.
What makes this holiday special is its community focus: you are staying at two hotels set up to support a street children’s charity established by a Dutchwoman, you visit indigenous communities on the Uros and Taquile Islands of Lake Titicaca and stay with a local family on the shores of the lake. This gives you the opportunity to engage with local people and learn about their lifestyle at first hand.
Arrive in Lima. Airport assistance.
Fly to Cusco; guided tour of the city and Sacsayhuamán temple fortress.
Day at leisure in Cusco.
Guided exploration of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
At leisure in the Sacred Valley.
By road and train to Machu Picchu, guided tour of the site.
Return by rail and road to Cusco.
Day at leisure in Cusco.
By coach to Puno on Lake Titicaca.
By boat to Taquile Island; overnight with a family at Luquina Chico.
Return to Puno.
Visit Sillustani ruins, fly to Lima and connect with international flight home.
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What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Machu Picchu. What a privilege to go to such a stunning place. It was a little too busy in the morning, but walking part of the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate in the afternoon, when it had quietened down was an experience I will never forget. The train from Puno to Cusco was also something very special. In fact, most of the trip was just amazing. Well organised and we saw so much that would probably have been impossible as a solo traveller.RW, Holmfirth
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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.
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Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
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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.
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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.