(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon
This comprehensive journey through Peru visits destinations known for their unique natural beauty, history, and cultural traditions.
Begin with a morning of sophisticated private touring in Lima. This cosmopolitan city is well worth a visit for the opportunity to experience its history as well as Peru’s best museums, shopping and restaurants. Enjoy personalized touring according to your interests, such as an insider tour of the old colonial quarter, a viewing of spectacular pre-Colombian art collections, time for browsing high-quality boutiques and art galleries, or exploring the city’s food markets (including tastings of local specialties).
Next, fly to Cusco, and transfer to the lower elevation of the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley) for a two night stay. Your private guide will ensure you experience the best of the local culture during visits to indigenous markets and villages, gentle walks or hikes to important Inca and pre-Inca sites, and meetings with renowned local weavers. Active pursuits can also be incorporated, if desired, such as day treks, rafting, horse-back riding or mountain biking. A private Nuevo Andean cooking lesson can also be arranged, upon request.
Continue to Machu Picchu and spend one night near the ruins. Your private guide will teach you about the fascinating history of the site and ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the grounds after most tourists have left. Spend the following day exploring the ruins with the option to hike trails to stunning viewpoints around the site before continuing to Cusco on the luxury Hiram Bingham train.
In Cusco, stay at the city’s most historic and distinguished hotel. Your guide will lead you through the narrow cobblestone streets as you learn about the fascinating Incan and Spanish history in the city. During your tour, visit markets, galleries, boutiques and the best artisan workshops. Also opt to see important archaeological sites just outside of the city. In the evenings, enjoy dining reservations at Cusco’s top restaurants. Additional activities can also be arranged, upon request, such as a meeting with a local art expert or an evening cultural performance.
Next, fly to Puno (Juliaca) for two days spent exploring Lake Titicaca by private boat. Your guide will introduce you to some of the local communities living around the lake, each with their distinctive traditional dress and customs. Also enjoy some gentle hiking or opt to ride bicycles through a local village that is off the beaten path, and stop for lunch at the home of a local family.
Continue to the colonial city of Arequipa, one of Peru’s most picturesque cities. Enjoy a private walking tour and visit the most interesting attractions in the area, including the Monasterio de Santa Catalina and other important religious and historic sites.
Spend the next two nights in the Colca Canyon at a luxury lodge on the edge of the canyon. With your private guide, explore villages in the area and see the flying condors. Other outdoor activity options include hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, or simply relaxing in your private Jacuzzi and taking in the dramatic canyon landscape.
Conclude the tour with an overnight in Lima before your onward international flight.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night
Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley
Morning private tour of Lima. Private transfer to airport and flight to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to Sacred Valley hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route
Full-day private touring in the valley
Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
Private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station and Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu – Cusco
Morning private touring and hiking at Machu Picchu. Afternoon luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Full-day private tour of Cusco and nearby ruins
Cusco – Lake Titicaca
Private transfer and flight to Puno. Accommodation for 2 nights on Lake Titicaca
Half-day private touring by boat
Lake Titicaca - Arequipa
Private transfer to airport and flight to Arequipa. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Arequipa
Arequipa – Colca Canyon
Private transfer to Colca Canyon with touring en route. Accommodation at luxury lodge for 2 nights
Morning condor viewing and private touring in the valley
Colca Canyon – Arequipa – Lima
Private transfer to Arequipa airport and flight to Lima. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night
Private airport transfer
Miraflores Park Hotel or Country Club Lima Hotel
Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
or Palacio Nazarenas (supplement applies)
Casa Andina Private Collection
Las Casitas del Colca
Per person (double occupancy)
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