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Peru Classic Southern Tour

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Experience Southern Peru, from its natural wonders to its historic colonial cities. Ancient Inca capital Cusco, and the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu are on top of the list. Embark on an amazing journey through the altiplano – the magnificent Andean plateaus – to reach Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable body of water. Finally discover Colca, one of the world's deepest canyons....

Experience Southern Peru, from its natural wonders to its historic colonial cities. Ancient Inca capital Cusco, and the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu are on top of the list. Embark on an amazing journey through the altiplano – the magnificent Andean plateaus – to reach Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable body of water. Finally discover Colca, one of the world's deepest canyons.

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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 the City of Kings!

You have arrived...
• Transfer from airport to your hotel in Miraflores -
   iconic district
• Great restaurants, bars and shopping along the
   Pacific Coast
• Let us know about your interests so we can help
   you make the most of your day.

Visited:
Miraflores, Lima
Accomodation
Casa Andina Private Collection (Lima)

Day 2: Arequipa - The White City

Historical icons...
• Flight to Arequipa, discover the colonial centre of
   the 'White City'
• Visit the Plaza de Armas and the Santa Catalina
   Convent
• Stroll to the Mirador de Yanahuara for sweeping
   views of Misti Volcano

Visited:
LimaArequipa
Accomodation
Tierra Viva Arequipa Plaza (Arequipa)

Day 3: The Deepest Canyon in the World

Vicuñas, Alpacas and Llamas...
• Travel across snow-covered volcanoes and
   Andean villages to Colca Valley
• Aguada Blanca National Reserve will display herds
   of Vicuñas, Alpacas and Llamas
• Discover ancient terraces formed long-ago by
   inhabitants of Chivay

Accomodation
Night at Casa Andina Classic Colca (Colca Canyon)

Day 4: On the Way to Lake Titicaca

A day for the birds...
• Lookout from Condor Cross across the deepest
   canyon, for the Andean Condor
• A 6-hr awe-inspiring trip through the unique high
   mountain plains
• Observe numerous species of migratory and
   Andean birds - flamingos and cranes

Accomodation
Casa Andina Private Collection (Puno)

Day 5: Uros and Taquile Islands

The world's highest lake...
• Take a boat to the floating islands, inhabited by
   the Uros
• Discover the self-sufficient lifestyle of the
   inhabitants
• Learn ancestral weaving techniques from the
   locals

Visited:
Lake TiticacaUros, TaquilePuno
Accomodation
Casa Andina Private Collection (Puno)

Day 6: From Titicaca Lake to Cusco

The Peruvian Andes...
• Bus tour of stunning landscapes; villages, llamas,
   and snow-capped mountains
• Continue on to Andahuaylillas, visiting the 'Sistine
   Chapel' of the Americas
• Stop at La Raya Pass - highest point of the
   Peruvian Altiplano

Accomodation
Night at Novotel Cusco (Cusco)

Day 7: Something Old and Something Ancient

Capital of the Inca Empire...
• Explore the amazing city of Cusco, one of the
   most historical cities
• Visit the Cathedral with its architecture and
   centuries old priceless paintings
• Qoricancha - Temple of the Sun, whose interior
   walls were covered in gold.

Visited:
Cusco
Accomodation
Night at Novotel Cusco (Cusco)

Day 8: The Inca's Well-Guarded Treasures 

Private guided excursion...
• Travel to bustling and vibrant Pisac, a colonial
   village with amazing views
• Traditional Peruvian-Andean lunch,
   overlooking the Urubamba River
• Spend the evening in the mystical Sacred Valley

Accomodation
Night at Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay (Urumbamba)

Day 9: Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Incas

The beautiful citadel...
• Bus tour to spectacular Machu Picchu Citadel
• Visit the Temple of the Sun, the Sacred Plaza, and
   Intihuatana
• Listen to historical information about these
   fascinating landmarks

Visited:
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Accomodation
Night at Novotel Cusco (Cusco)

Day 10: Back to Lima

Bye bye Cusco...
• Take the morning to shop and explore before
   your transfer to Lima
• Drop into your hotel to unpack and unwind for
   your next journey
• Enjoy an incredible dinner in one of the many
   restaurants of Miraflores

Visited:
CuscoLimaBarranco, Miraflores
Accomodation
Casa Andina Private Collection (Lima)

Day 11: The Egypt of the Americas

Wine buff's paradise...
• Head over the valley of Ica located 186 miles
   South of Lima
• Visit historical vineyards where world class wine,
   and Pisco liquor is made
• Traditional lunch of Southern Peruvian delights,
   before going to Huacachina Lagoon

Visited:
Ica, HuacachinaParacas
Accomodation
Night in Hotel San Agustin (Paracas)

Day 12: The Little Galapagos

An abundance of sea life...
• Explore the Ballestas Islands and its amazing
   wildlife
• Aboard your speed boat, witness the enigmatic “Chandelier" only seen from the sea
• Explore caves and rock formations, carved by the
   wind and sea

Accomodation
Casa Andina Private Collection (Lima)

Day 13: More than just a Metropolis

Perfect blend of history and modern...
• Peruse the Government Palace, Cathedral, and
   San Fransisco Convent
• Afternoon visit to bohemian districts of Miraflores
   and Barranco
• Enjoy artists, photographers, and street-
   performers before dining

Visited:
LimaMiraflores, Barranco
Accomodation
Casa Andina Private Collection (Lima)

Day 14: Last Day in Lima

Your last day of adventure...
• Explore the beauty of the city at your own pace
• Our representative will take you to the airport at
   the required time
• Connect with your international flight home -
   Adiós

Visited:
Lima

Miraflores Lima Arequipa Colca Canyon Chivay Puno Lake Titicaca Uros Taquile Cusco Pisac Ollantaytambo Urubamba Machu Picchu Barranco Ica Huacachina Paracas Las Ballestas

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.

Approx. £2,220 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person in Comfort Room, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • Hotel accommodations as described in the itinerary
  • Private transportations from the hotel to the airport in every destination
  • Bus tickets from Lima to Ica and from Paracas to Lima
  • Private guided excursion in Ica
  • Private transfer from Ica to Paracas
  • Shared guided excursions as described in the itinerary
  • Tourist Bus: Colca - Puno - Cusco
  • All admission fees for specified activities
  • Train and bus tickets to and from Machu Picchu

Not included in price:

  • Domestic airfares (approx £150/person)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures such as gratuities, internet charges, excess luggage charges, laundry, drinks and meals not described in the itinerary
Book your flights to Peru
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