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Classic Peru

Tailor Made Itinerary

14 Days From $4,375

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 to 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.

Your journey begins in Lima, from where you will journey to the mysterious ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Marvel at the mysterious Nazca lines from the air
  • Journey to the Ballestas Islands to cruise around marine life spotting
  • Horse-ride between Inca ruins and points of interest in the Sacred Valley
  • Take the scenic train to Machu Picchu ruins
  • Explore the colonial buildings of historic Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Boat across Lake Titicaca visiting local communities and the floating islands

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. 

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

DAY 2: LIMA - PARACAS

DAY 2: LIMA - PARACAS

Transfer to the bus station for the public bus from Lima to Ica. Upon arrival, transfer to your vineyard excursion in Ica. Visit a pisco distillery and sample the local product. Afterwards continue the journey to Paracas.

Hacienda Bahia Paracas
Breakfast

DAY 3: PARACAS - NAZCA - PARACAS

DAY 3: PARACAS - NAZCA - PARACAS

Today take an overflight of the Nazca Lines aboard a small, modern airplane. During the flight you can see and take pictures of the most famous figures: the Condor, the Hummingbird, and many more. Best viewed from the air, these huge geometric patterns and hundreds of perfectly straight lines were carved into the desert sand, by the Nazca people centuries ago. Afternoon at leisure.

Hacienda Bahia Paracas
Breakfast

DAY 4: PARACAS - BALLESTAS ISLANDS - LIMA

DAY 4: PARACAS - BALLESTAS ISLANDS - LIMA

Before returning to Lima this afternoon you will be taken out to see the marine life of the Ballestas Islands. The islands are inhabited by boobies, pelicans, sea lions and Humboldt penguins and are locally referred to as the “poor man’s Galapagos”, reflecting on how luxurious trips to the Galapagos are. After your boat trip you will return to Lima by bus, where you will spend a second night.

Holiday Inn Lima Airport
Breakfast

DAY 5: LIMA - SACRED VALLEY

DAY 5: LIMA - SACRED VALLEY

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. When you arrive, you'll be taken straight out of the city to the Urubamba Valley, where you will be able to enjoy a magnificent view of the sacred Valley of the Incas before visiting the village of Chinchero. The main square of the town is bordered by an Inca wall, and its church is decorated with unique frescoes. After lunch in Urubamba you will continue to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, which is a site built by the Spaniards when they arrived in the area. You'll have the afternoon to learn about the construction of the fortress and wandering through the town’s cobbled streets before making your way over to your hotel in town.

Hotel Pakaritampu
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY

DAY 6: SACRED VALLEY

Today you'll enjoy an excursion to the town of Maras by horseback. After visiting the salt plans at Maras, your ride continues to the Incan agricultural terraces at Moray.

Hotel Pakaritampu
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7: SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES

DAY 7: SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES

This morning, head over to the train station in Ollantaytambo for your train journey to Aguas Calientes. When you arrive you will meet your local guide and hop straight on the bus that will take you to the "Lost City of the Incas" where you will have a guided tour of the citadel.  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, return by bus to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night.

El Mapi By Inkaterra
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO

DAY 8: AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO

Today you will have the morning at leisure, and if you'd like to return to Machu Picchu this can be arranged at extra cost and with plenty of warning. If you can face a very early start, it's a great time to visit the citadel as it's much quieter than in the afternoons. This afternoon you will return to Ollantaytambo by train and then be transferred to Cusco by car.

Antigua Casona San Blas
Breakfast

DAY 9: CUSCO

DAY 9: CUSCO

This morning you'll have a guided tour of Cusco with your guide, starting at the Santo Domingo Monastery. The former colonial monastery was previously the Koricancha Temple, devoted to the worship of the sun.  You'll also visit the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. After a morning exploring Cusco city you will be driven out of Cusco to the Sacsayhuaman ruins, and the temple and amphitheatre of Kenko and finally the red fortress of Puca Pucara. In the early afternoon you will return to your hotel in Cusco.

Antigua Casona San Blas
Breakfast

DAY 10: CUSCO - PUNO

DAY 10: CUSCO - PUNO

A ten-hour bus train journey takes you through picturesque Andean landscapes dotted by small villages and herds of llamas and vicuñas. Sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of the trip, the Andean Explorer train is set up as a 1920s-style carriage train with stylish décor, entertainment on board and an elegant bar and observation car at the back. A gourmet lunch is served on board with constant magnificent views passing you by. Upon arrival in Puno, you will be met at the station and transferred to your hotel.

Casa Andina Premium Puno
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11: LAKE TITICACA

DAY 11: LAKE TITICACA

Unlike the classic tour, this full day trip by speedboat offers a reduced time. Our tour takes you against the flow to avoid the busy tourist crowds, offering a more genuine way to experience Titicaca Lake. The first stop is on Taquile, the weavers' island. Across the centuries, 'Taquilenos' have preserved traditions, such as a communitarian life where everything is shared. Men always seem to be walking around the island knitting the woolen caps they wear. Around noon you reach the remote community of Luquina on Chucuito Peninsula. Locals in this lesser known area are not visited by mass tourism yet. After lunch including typical Andean dishes take time to soak up the mesmerising views; the deep earthy red color of the soil in the strong highland sunlight contrasts magnificently against the deep blue of Lake Titicaca. The backdrop of the snow-capped Cordillera Real on the far side completes a splendid picture. On your way back to Puno there is a last stop to visit one of the floating reed islands of the Uros.

Casa Andina Premium Puno
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12: PUNO - LIMA

DAY 12: PUNO - LIMA

Morning transfer to Juliaca airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, you will be transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Breakfast

DAY 13: LIMA

DAY 13: LIMA

This morning, enjoy a half-day city tour starting at the vibrant Miraflores market for authentic insight into the everyday lives of Limeños (people from Lima). Next, head to the city’s historic centre, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, to explore its plazas and colonial buildings. Concluding the tour, there will be a visit to the beautiful Santo Domingo Monastery, the site of the first university in South America. Have a little snoop around the residential neighbourhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores on the way back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, 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.

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores
Breakfast

DAY 14: DEPART LIMA

DAY 14: DEPART LIMA

Today your driver will transfer you to the airport in time for your onward flight, where your tour ends. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes (without traffic).

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

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

CLASSIC PERU (14 DAYS) $4,375

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
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

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is 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.

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