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PeruAndean culture and heritage

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Discover the essence of Peruvian culture by visiting an array of communities in the Andes! Stay with local families who will share their daily activities and beliefs with you. Get in touch with local culture, customs, and ancestral traditions. Explore priceless archeological treasures, thriving cities, high plateaus & some of the deepest canyons on Earth!...

Discover the essence of Peruvian culture by visiting an array of communities in the Andes! Stay with local families who will share their daily activities and beliefs with you. Get in touch with local culture, customs, and ancestral traditions. Explore priceless archeological treasures, thriving cities, high plateaus & some of the deepest canyons on Earth!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Local population
    Local population
  • Lake
    Lake
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Arts and crafts
    Arts and crafts

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome To Peru!

Arrival in Lima...

Our representative will welcome you and transfer from the airport to your hotel

• Begin exploring on your own or relax after your journey

• We're happy to provide recommendations for great restaurants, bars, shopping and activities!

• Make sure to try ceviche and possibly a Pisco sour. Lima is famous for this!

Visited:
Lima
Accomodation
The Place (Lima)

Day 2: Arequipa

The 'White City'...

• Board a flight to Arequipa, then check into your hotel before your guided tour of the city

• Visit the Plaza de Armas and the Santa Catalina Convent

• In the afternoon, view Arequipa from Yanahuara and Cayma

Visited:
ArequipaYanahuara, Cayma
Accomodation
Night at Hotel Su Majestad (Arequipa)

Day 3: Colca Canyon

One of the deepest canyons in the world...

Marvel at the Colca Canyon - approximately 3500m deep!

• Hit the road for a 3 hour drive to Chivay and visit the church and the traditional markets

Learn about local crafts: textiles & ceramics in Yanque

Visited:
Colca Canyon

Day 4: Views for days!

Lifestyle of the Yanques...

• Spend the morning learning more about local culture

Visit Cabanaconde, from where you will walk to Achachiua

• Take in wonderful views over the Colca Canyon before returning to the village

Accomodation
Kuntur Wasi (Cabanaconde)

Day 5: The ​Cruz del Condor

Observe the flight of the  condor in Cruz del Condor

• Return to Chivay, stopping at the lookout point of Antahuilque

Return to Llachón village

Visited:
Cruz del condor, Colca CanyonChivay

Day 6: Lake Titicaca by boat

 A day on the water...

• Head to the floating islands of Lake Titacaca by boat

Learn about the 300 inhabitants of Taquile, still living according to Inca period rules

View the lake, Puno Bay and the Royal Bolivian Mountain Range

Accomodation
Casona Plaza (Puno)

Day 7: Pukara & transfer to Cusco

• Cross the Colla plateau to Pukara, a pre-Inca cultural site

• Sample a traditional lunch in Sicuani

• Visit a spectacular Inca sanctuary

• Continue on to Andahuaylillas and the 'Sistine Chapel' of South America

Visited:
PunoCusco
Accomodation
Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 8: Visit the big 4

Journey back in time...

• Visit the Inca site of Tambomachay

• Continue to Puca Pucara, Kenko and Saqsayhuaman fortress

• Visit the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas, then Santo Domingo monastery

Visited:
Cusco
Accomodation
Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 9: The Sacred Valley

• Explore the Pisaq archaeological complex

• Wander around a traditional artisanal market

Meet your hosts in Patabamba, where you will be staying the night


Day 10: From Patabamba to Huchuy Qosqo

A day of hiking...

Trek to Sihuas, then Pukamarca

• Continue to Puma Punku Canyon - 'Door of the Puma'

Go off the beaten path to mysterious and isolated Inca site Huchuy Qosqo


Day 11: From Huchuy Qosqo to Chinchero

Mountains and country...

• Leave your hosts and walk towards Chinchero

• Catch a clear view of the Sacred Valley from Huallata (4418m)

Descend to Cuper Alto where shepherds live, and meet host family in Chinchero


Day 12: Discover Maras culture

The people of Maras...

• Start the day with a tour of the Inca ruins before heading to Maras

• Meet your hosts, visit a local hat maker, in business for over 50 years!

Get your crafts on! Check out workshops on braiding maize leavespainting and musical tales

Visited:
Maras

Day 13: The Saline of Maras

Excavating salt...

• Enjoy bread straight out of the communal oven for breakfast!

Learn how salt is produced from a local expert

• Visit Ollantaytambo

• Continue to Aguas Calientes

Accomodation
Night at Keros Hotel (Machu Picchu)

Day 14: Machu Picchu

• Discover the famous archaeological complex, covered in morning mist

• Roam the alleys of the citadel - it's quarters, squares, paths and observatories

• After an astounding day in Machu Picchu, return to Ollantaytambo

Accomodation
Amaru I (Cusco)

Day 15: Departure day!

• Say farewell to this wonderful country and its people

• Transfer to the airport in Cusco then fly to Lima

• Connect with your departure flight
Safe travels!

Visited:
CuscoLima

LimaArequipaYanahuaraCaymaColca CanyonCabanacondeCruz del condorChivayLake TiticacaTaquilePunoCuscoValle SagradoPisaqPatabambaHuchuy QosqoChincheroMarasOllantaytamboMachu PicchuAguas Calientes

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • In-trip flights
Book your flights to Peru
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
Check out the many benefits:
  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Silvana, in Peru will inform you of any changes to your flights
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