Classic Peru

Suggested Itinerary

10 Days From £3,890

Overview

The perfect introduction for those travelling to the country for the first time, this comprehensive journey spans the rich diversity of Peru’s landscapes and heritage, taking you from the historic “City of Kings” through the high Andean plains and Machu Picchu's epic ruins, to the shores of Lake Titicaca. Staying in some charming boutique hotels along the way, this is an ideal taster of one of South America’s most fascinating destinations.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the hidden gems of the Sacred Valley, from ancient Inca ruins to the salt pans of Maras
  • Unearth the mysteries of the Inca empire as you wander through the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Spend time with different weaving communities and learn about their ancient techniques and traditions
  • Stay on the shores of Lake Titicaca and visit floating islands and local communities
  • Explore the bohemian district of Lima and immerse yourself in Cusco’s fascinating history
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality and delicious cuisine of Peru’s boutique hotels and local restaurants

Suggested Itinerary

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE LIMA

DAY 1: ARRIVE LIMA

On arrival to Lima you will be met by one of our local representatives and taken to your hotel where you will have the afternoon to settle in and recover from your long journey. Depending on your flight arrival time you may have time to begin to explore the city at your own leisure this afternoon.

DAY 2: LIMA

DAY 2: LIMA

This morning enjoy a walking tour of the bohemian district of Barranco with a specialist guide who will take you to all the secret corners where artists have been inspired. Barranco has long been the epicentre of Lima’s cultural elite attracting artists, writers, designers and photographers since its avant-garde heyday during the 1960s and 1970s. Here you must make a stop at the Pedro de Osma Museum, housed in one of the most impressive buildings in the Barranco district. Also spend some time at the Mario Testino Museum, a non-profit organization founded by Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino, as a platform for the development of creative industries, a window for international contemporary art in Lima and to better showcase Peruvian talent to the world. The afternoon is then free, allowing you to choose between exploring some of Lima’s other sites and museums or relaxing and enjoying the city’s fine restaurants and boutique shops.

Breakfast

DAY 3: LIMA - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY

DAY 3: LIMA - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY

This morning, transfer to the airport for a spectacular flight to Cusco. When you arrive, you'll be taken straight out of the city to your hotel in Sacred Valley. En route you will have the chance to visit the camelid farm of Wana Kancha to meet with members of the camelid family and learn about local weaving techniques. From here continue on to Pisac where you have the option to visit the impressive Inca ruins before spending some time at a popular local artisanal market. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be taken to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure, giving you time to acclimatise.

El Albergue
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY

DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY

Spend today exploring the Sacred Valley further. Begin with a short drive to the ancient town of Maras, with its outstanding Spanish door arches, an impressive church, and many tales of espionage. En route you will also get to see the wonderful Maras salt pans which cover the whole hillside, before continuing on to the Incan agricultural terraces at Moray. From here, visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, which is the site of the last battle between the Incas and the Spanish before the remaining rebel Incas fled into the jungle. This is a charming well-preserved village, with some stunning stonework on display on the hilltop Inca sun temple.

El Albergue
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU

This morning, head over to the train station in Ollantaytambo for your train journey to Aguas Calientes. When you arrive you will hop straight on the bus that will take you to Machu Picchu - the "Lost City of the Incas", where you can enjoy a walking tour of the area.  You'll see the Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Sun Dial, amongst other things. At the end of the day, soak up the spectacular scenery as you get the train back to the Sacred Valley.

El Albergue
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY - CHINCHERO - CUSCO

DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY - CHINCHERO - CUSCO

After breakfast you set off back to Cusco, stopping en route to explore the village of Chinchero. The main square of the town is bordered by an Inca wall, and its church is decorated with unique frescoes. Here you can meet with a local weaving family in their courtyard and gain an insight into the Andean weaving process. On arrival in Cusco check into your hotel.

Antigua Casona San Blas
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7: CUSCO

DAY 7: CUSCO

This morning you will be collected from your hotel for a morning hike in the hills above the city to wander around the impressive ruins of Sacsayhuaman fortress, built to defend the ancient Inca capital and host to the annual Inti Raymi festival. As you make your way back down into Cusco, stop at San Cristobel church which offers wonderful views over the city. The final steps then bring you down through the streets of San Blas and into the Plaza de Armas where you can visit the fantastic cathedral. Discover other hidden gems such as Quoricancha for some very well-preserved Inca stonework, and the local market where you can pick up some souvenirs.

Antigua Casona San Blas
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: CUSCO - LAKE TITICACA

DAY 8: CUSCO - LAKE TITICACA

You will transfer to the bus station this morning to catch your bus to Puno. The bus includes an English-speaking guide, and will make stops at a number of interesting sites, including Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, Pukara Museum and Abra La Raya. On arrival in Puno, you will then be met at the bus station by a private driver who will transfer you to your hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Casa Andina Premium Puno
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: LAKE TITICACA

DAY 9: LAKE TITICACA

Explore the lake by shared speedboat today in the company of your own private guide. Lake Titicaca is a photographer’s dream, with clear sapphire waters and astounding blue skies. Today you will get the chance to spend time learning about the local history, traditions and agricultural methods of the islands. Visit the famous floating reed islands of Uros, where the ancient inhabitants of the Lake, known as the water tribe, built their own islands by periodically adding new layers of totora reeds. Also discover the ancient traditions of the weaving community on Taquille Island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who, early on, developed efficient social systems as well as fine hand weaving techniques that have been passed down through the generations.

Casa Andina Premium Puno
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10: LAKE TITICACA - LIMA

DAY 10: LAKE TITICACA - LIMA

This morning transfer to the airport, en route visiting the fascinating pre-Inca burial site at Silustani, a beautiful site which overlooks the crystal blue waters of Lake Umayo. Catch your flight back to Lima, where your tour will end. Here you can either extend your time or connect with your onward international flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

10 days from £3,890

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Flexible booking conditions regarding transfers and cancellations

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Book With Confidence

We understand that flexibility is now a key factor when booking a holiday, and we believe our Covid Promise and Covid Viable Test provide that.

We believe these terms and conditions for making a booking are amongst the most generous in the travel industry right now, and we hope they will give you the confidence, when you feel ready, to go ahead and book your next adventure.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

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