Who is this for?
This 12 day package will allow you to discover a large part of Peru focusing on the highlands and the Amazon Rainforest. You will have a day in Lima to understand this massive capital of Peru, fly to the deep jungle in Southern Peru, visit Cusco and the Sacred Valley before taking the train to Machu Picchu. Finally you will continue to the highest navigable lake in the world; Lake Titicaca with its dark blue color and beautiful islands.
DAY TO DAY
DAY 1 - Lima
On arrival in Lima you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel in Miraflores. The rest of the evening you have free to relax after your flight.
DAY 2 - Lima
Today you will be picked up from your hotel for a half day city tour of Lima. You will visit the historic center with its colonial buildings and impressive plazas. See the Plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Armas with its Cathedral and Presidential Palace. Form here we will set course for San Isidro and Miraflores. We will visit parquet Los Olivos and the seaside neighborhood of Miralfores. From here you will be returned to your hotel. The rest of the day you could also visit some of the great museums or do some shopping.
DAY 3 - Lima – Puerto Maldonado
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado where your jungle adventure will commence. In Puerto Maldonado you will be picked up and taken to the river to embark the boat taking you to your lodge. On arrival in the lodge you will be welcomed and given a briefing regarding the lodge and the surrounding nature. In the evening you will have your first activity before enjoying your first night in the jungle.
DAY 4 - Amazon Rainforest
Today will be a day full of jungle experiences. You will be woken in the early morning to take a boat ride over the river to a lake to see the morning wildlife in and around the lake. You will have some small walks in the jungle and be taken to a canopy tower to appreciate the surroundings and to see the jungle from a birds view. In the evening you will also have some optional activities before spending another night in your lodge.
DAY 5 - Puerto Maldonado – Cusco
After breakfast you will be picked up at the lodge and by boat taken back to Puerto Maldonado. From here you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Cusco. On arrival in Cusco you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel in the city centre. The rest of the day you have free to acclimatize to the altitude and enjoy this beautiful city.
DAY 6 - Cusco
Today you will enjoy a half day tour of Cusco and the surrounding Inca sites. You will visit the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun and the 4 known Inca Ruins located just outside of the city. The rest of the day you have free to enjoy this city on your own pace and perhaps visit some of its markets or other sites.
DAY 7 - Cusco – Sacred Valley
In the morning will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will start with a visit to Pisac market, without doubts one of the best artisan markets in South America. From here we will set course for Ollantaytambo, a small village located at the foot of some impressive ruins and more or less the gateway to Machu Picchu. At the end of the day you can either stay the night in the Sacred Valley or go back to Cusco to spend the night.
DAY 8 - Machu Picchu
In the early morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley and taken to the train station in Poroy or Ollantaytambo station for your train to Machu Picchu. On arrival in Aguas Calientes you will be taken to your hotel to drop your luggage before you will take the bus to the magical site of Machu Picchu itself. You will have a guided tour after which you will have some free time to discover this amazing site.
DAY 9 - Machu Picchu – Cusco
This day you may want to start early in order to catch the sun rise at Machu Picchu if the weather allows. You will have the entire day at the site, an ideal day to climb Huayna or Machu Picchu Mountain. In the afternoon you will have your return train to Cusco. You will be picked up and taken to your hotel.
DAY 10 - Cusco – Puno
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel for a great transfer to the city of Puno located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. You can either do this trip in a VIP bus with several interesting stops along the way or in the Luxurious Andean Explorer train. Off course there is also the option to fly from Cusco to Puno.
DAY 11 - Lake Titicaca
Today you will have a full day tour on Lake Titiaca. In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the pier for your boat trip on this amazing lake. You will visit the floating Islands of Uros where people having been living for hundreds of years on artificial islands made of floating reed. From here we will “set sail” for Taquile Island. This island has several Inca sites and is known for its colorful dressed local population. The view from here on the surrounding lake is an unforgettable sight.
DAY 12 - Puno – Lima
During the day you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport in Juliaca for your outgoing flight. If time allows we will also take you for a quick visit to the Sillustani Funerary Towers on the way to the airport.
All our tours are completely customizable and hence you can opt for a combination of different hotels and services depending on your personal preferences. Nevertheless in order to give you an idea of the prices, hereunder you can find the prices for this package in 3 different comfort levels.
All our packages are completely customizable and can be combined to your preferences.
Please note that flights have not been included at this stage.
Please note that all package prices are based on a minimum of 2 people travelling together (sharing a double room). Single travellers, please contact us for the single surplus costs.
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Following are some extra days that can be added on to your package. If you are interested in finding out some more information about these packages please ask one of our sales representatives or add it to the extra comments in the contact form.
2 Day Ica & the Ballestas Islands
Visit Ica, the Oasis of Huacachina, optional you can enjoy a buggy ride in the desert and the next morning embark your boat for a visit to the Ballestas Islands. Here you can see penguins, sea lions and with some luck maybe even a whale.
2 Day Nazca Lines
3 Day Arequipa & Colca Canyon
This 3 day extension will give you the chance to get to know Peru second most important city; Arequipa. Nicknamed “White City” Arequipa has one of the most beautiful plazas in Peru and one of the oldest Monasteries in South America. The next day you will head for the second deepest canyon in the world; The Colca Canyon. In the Colca canyon you will also visit Cruz del Condor and with a bit of luck marvel at these majestic birds, the largest flying birds in the world, soaring right over your head.
3 Day Chiclayo & Trujillo
This 3 day extension takes you to the lesser known Peru. Maybe lesser known but not less impressive, amazing sites such as the Temple of the Sun and the Moon, the Sipan Museum and of course Chan Chan, the biggest adobe city in the world awaits you in this part of Peru.
3 Day Mancora beaches
In order to complete your holiday with some time at the beach, we can offer you this extension to Mancora. Nice weather, large beaches, palm trees and great seafood, what else would one need to relax in this part of Peru after visiting all the amazing sites.
Full Day Chincheros, Maras & Moray
This full day tour starts in Cusco (optionally in the Sacred Valley) and takes you first to the Inca Ruins of Chincheros, one of the older villages between Cusco and the Sacred Valley. From here you will continue to Maras, one of the few Inca agricultural “laboratories”. This is a collection of unique Inca terraces built in a natural depression and served to make different crops resistant to different altitudes and climates. Finally we will take you to Moray, an open salt mine still in use today.
Full Day Lima Culinary Tour
This full day tour gives you the chance to get to know “the new culinary capital” of South America; Lima. You will visit a local market to do the shopping for the day. Later you will be assisted by a local family in making some of the Peruvian specialties and in the evening you will be taken to one of the great restaurants and bodegas in Lima.
Full Day Wild River Rafting (Cusco & Arequipa)
For the adventure seekers we can offer several different wild water rafting adventures on several different rivers in Peru. The most famous places to do one or multiday rafting is in the Cusco and the Arequipa regions.
Lima Culture & Contrasts tour
This one day add on is for people who are looking to discover the real Peru. Lima, a city of over 10 million people or one third of Peru’s population is the economic and political heart of Peru. This metropolitan city is essential to Peru and discovering Lima is like discovering the soul of Peru. This day you will be taken all over Lima and will see the known but also the (maybe even more interesting) lesser known side of this metropolitan city. You will see Lima’s colonial charm, the city’s modern and economic centers and the bohemian seaside barrios all in this one day amazing tour of this fascinating city.