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Golden arches at Machu Picchu

14 days

from $2,790

Peru Expedition

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itinerary
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Highlights

Discover Lima historic district & Larco Museum
Journey through Arequipa, the "white city"
Watch a Condor fly over the Colca Canyon
Cruise Lake Titicaca's Uros and Taquile islands
Explore Cusco and Sacsayhuaman ruins
Sacred Valley's Pisac market and Ollantaytambo
Small group guided discovery of Machu Picchu
Hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
Adventure into Peru's Amazon Basin

Tour Facts

Pricefrom $2,790
Duration14 Days / 13 Nights

Activity Level

Level 2

Starts / EndsLima / Amazon Basin
DepartsDaily
Location
Peru

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Tour Facts

Pricefrom $2,790
Duration14 Days / 13 Nights

Activity Level

Level 2

Starts / EndsLima / Amazon Basin
DepartsDaily
Location
Peru

Summary

Day
overnight & activities
1
Lima|Welcome upon arrival and transfer to your hotel
2
Lima|City tour, Larco Museum & Water Circuit
3
Arequipa|Travel to Arequipa|City tour of Arequipa
4
Colca Canyon|Travel to Colca Canyon
5
Puno|Colca Canyon|Travel to Puno
6
Puno (Lake Titicaca)|Explore Taqule Island
7
Cusco|Travel through the Andean Highlands to Cusco|Free to explore Cusco
8
Cusco|City tour & Ruins at Pukare and Saqsaywaman
9
Cusco (Sacred Valley)|Visit Pisac's market and Ollantaytambo
10
Machu Picchu|Guided exploration of Machu Picchu
11
Cusco|Self guided hike to Huayna Picchu|Travel to Cusco
12
Amazon Basin|Travel to the Amazon Basin|Lodge's excursions presentation
13
Amazon Basin|Choose from several excursion options
14
Amazon Basin|Travel to Lima

Full Itinerary

Day 1
Lima|Welcome upon arrival and transfer to your hotel
Welcome to Lima, the vibrant capital of Peru, and transfer to your hotel nestled in the enchanting neighborhood of Miraflores. Begin your journey of discovery as you traverse through a city that effortlessly blends ancient traditions with modern allure. If time permits, immerse yourself in the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Peru's captivating renowned gastronomy.
activities
:
Walk
Day 2
Lima|City tour, Larco Museum & Water Circuit
Today we will embark on a captivating city tour, immersing ourselves in the rich history and architectural wonders of Lima's iconic sites like the grandeur of Plaza de Armas and historic Cathedral. During the afternoon we will learn about the vibrant Inca culture at the renowned Larco Museum. The evening will unfold with a mesmerizing display of the Water Circuit followed by a glass of Pisco Sour and local petit-bouchées at a traditional Peruvian tavern.
activities
:
Walk
meals
:
Breakfast
Day 3
Arequipa|Travel to Arequipa|City tour of Arequipa
Early morning flight to the captivating Arequipa, known as the "white city" for its remarkable colonial architecture adorned in volcanic sillar stone. Welcome upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Once you had a chance to rest, we will immerse ourselves in the city's rich history and culture, exploring its charming streets and paying a visit to the mesmerizing Santa Catalina Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
activities
:
Walk
meals
:
Breakfast
Day 4
Colca Canyon|Travel to Colca Canyon
A scenic drive awaits us as we embark on a journey from Arequipa to Chivay. This picturesque route promises glimpses of wild vicuñas roaming the terrain, while the skies welcome us with the presence of Andean geese, kara kara falcons, flamingoes, and black ibises. Along the way, we will stop at various vantage points offering awe-inspiring vistas of volcanoes such as Misti, Chachani, Pichu Pichu, Ampato, and Sabancaya.
activities
:
Walk
meals
:
Breakfast
Day 5
Puno|Colca Canyon|Travel to Puno
We embark on a captivating morning excursion to The Cross of the Condor, where we shall witness the depths of the Colca Canyon and behold the awe-inspiring flight of the majestic Condor. Later, in the afternoon, we will journey to the enchanting city of Puno, situated at an elevation of almost 12,500 feet. Puno is renowned for its celestial marvels and offers an unparalleled opportunity for stargazing.
activities
:
Tourist Bus, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast
Day 6
Puno (Lake Titicaca)|Explore Taqule Island
Morning boat journey on of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake for large vessels. Our first destination is the fascinating floating reed island of the Uros Indians - built upon layers of totora reeds. Afterwards, we will travel to the remote Taquile Island. Here, the echoes of the Inca civilization reverberate through the preservation of the Quechua language by its islanders and handcrafted artwork. Return to Puno in the later afternoon.
activities
:
Power Boat, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast, Lunch Box
Day 7
Cusco|Travel through the Andean Highlands to Cusco|Free to explore Cusco
Today we will travel by land from Puno to Cusco. The drive will offer breathtaking views of Peru’s high-country landscapes. Along the way, we will stop at Pucara, renowned for its intricate ceramics; Racchi, home to ancient Incan ruins; and Andahuaylillas, famous for its colonial church adorned with stunning frescoes. This journey promises a captivating blend of natural beauty and captivating historical sites.
activities
:
Tourist Bus, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast
Day 8
Cusco|City tour & Ruins at Pukare and Saqsaywaman
During the morning, we will embark on an enriching exploration of the magnificent ruins at Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara, and Saqsaywaman. These sites will offer us a glimpse into the ancient Inca civilization, showcasing their remarkable architectural prowess and cultural heritage. Later in the afternoon, we will immerse ourselves in the timeless beauty of Cusco, marveling at its awe-inspiring cathedrals and intricately crafted Inca walls.
activities
:
Walk
meals
:
Breakfast
Day 9
Cusco (Sacred Valley)|Visit Pisac's market and Ollantaytambo
Today we will explore the Sacred Valley (9,350 ft) and experience the rich colors of its traditional towns and ruins. Our first stop after a scenic drive will be Pisac's colorful market a great opportunity to practice your bargaining skills! After lunch, we will tour the town of Ollantaytambo and visit the site of the beautiful rose-colored stone ruins where the Incas fought the Spaniards. Return to Cusco in the late afternoon.
activities
:
Walk
meals
:
Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10
Machu Picchu|Guided exploration of Machu Picchu
Early morning transfer to board the train to the awe-inspiring destination of Machu Picchu (elevation nearly 7,900 feet). This scenic trip offers great views of the mountains, river, and sometimes a glance at the awesome Condor. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Concluding our exploration, we will return to the charming town, allowing you to unwind or shop at the local market.
activities
:
Train, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast
Day 11
Cusco|Self guided hike to Huayna Picchu|Travel to Cusco
Free morning to go back to the ruins and delve deeper into its mysteries or embark on a thrilling hike up either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. As the afternoon unfolds, we shall make our return to the vibrant city of Cusco by train, traversing the scenic landscapes along the Urubamba River.
activities
:
Hike, Train, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast
Day 12
Amazon Basin|Travel to the Amazon Basin|Lodge's excursions presentation
Enjoy an early morning walk in Cusco before your flight to Puerto Maldonado. You will arrive at the lodge after a 20-minute drive and a 45-minute boat ride which offers beautiful views of exotic plants, birds, and caimans. After dinner, participate in an ecotourism lecture by a professional guide.
activities
:
Power Boat, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13
Amazon Basin|Choose from several excursion options
Choose from an array of captivating excursions. Journey to Gamitana Farm, where you'll explore the Model Farm. Uncover the Brazil Nut Tree's significance and try opening one. Experience the wonders of Cocha on a canoe ride, marveling at diverse wildlife. Ascend the Canopy Walkway for breathtaking views. Navigate Lake Sandoval, home to giant river otters and vibrant birdlife or embark on a birding adventure at Cachuela clay lick
activities
:
Walk
meals
:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Amazon Basin|Travel to Lima
Enjoy a walk around the lodge before traveling to Puerto Maldonado to board your flight to Lima or continue on an extension.
activities
:
Power Boat, Walk
meals
:
Breakfast
end of the itinerary
Important: Daily activities description subject to change

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Llamas easting grass.

Pricing Details

Rates shown are per person based on standard double room or cabin occupancy.
Prices in US$ and valid through December 31, 2024
Single occupancy subject to single supplement .
Credit card payments subject to 3% processing fee.
View of a patio at Machu Picchu ruins.

What is Included

Hotels as shown or similar
All meals as shown
Airport transfers as shown
Professional bilingual guides
Excursions as part of a group
Gratuities except to guides
Machu PIcchu passes
Train to and from Machu Picchu

Additional Budget Considerations

International flights
Domestic flights

Ship Categories

LUXURY CRUISES

Exquisite cruising experience, featuring top-notch amenities and personalized services. Plush accommodations, gourmet dining, and an excellent staff-to-guest ratio.

first class

High-quality cruising experience with a balance of comfort and luxury. Well-appointed cabins, a variety of dining options, numerous onboard activities, and attentive service.

mid-range class

Comfortable cruising experience with a balance between affordability and quality amenities. Ships offer cozy accommodations, a range of dining options, and a good assortment of activities. 

tourist class

Enjoyable cruising experience with basic amenities and services. They provide clean and comfortable accommodations and standard dining options.

budget class

Most affordable cruising option. While amenities and services are basic, these ships still offer clean accommodations and simple dining options.

About Your Adventure

Activity Levels

level 1 - easier

Activities: scenic drives, canoe rides, walks up to 1 hour. Trail conditions: cobblestones, pavement, gravel, or dirt paths. Some days require extended walking.

LEVEL 2 - MODERATE

Most travelers can join level 2 adventures without prior experience. Being generally fit is important. Activities include short hikes up to 3 hours, sea kayaking in calm waters, and rafting on Class I-II rapids.

LEVEL 3 - ACTIVE

Includes 3-6 hours of daily physical activity, like rafting and wilderness camping. Hikes cover 8-10 miles, including steep ascents or descents. Rafting features Class III rapids.

LEVEL 4 - CHALLENGE

Hikes up to 14 miles. Rugged terrain, exposure risk, altitudes over 10,000 ft. Rafting: Class IV-V rapids. Kayaking: 4-5 hrs daily, open water with waves and tides.

LEVEL 5 - extreme

For experienced adventurers. Trekking without vehicle support in rugged terrain above 10,000 feet. Long hikes, up to 12 hours, with significant altitude changes. Rafting in: Class IV-V rapids. Experience and doctor's certificate required.