Grand Tour of Peru

Grand Tour of Peru

  • Visit the awe inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu 
  • Take a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines 
  • Spot Condors soaring over the Colca Canyon 
  • Explore the Amazon Jungle 
  • Shop in the traditional market towns of the Sacred Valley 
  • Enjoy a day out on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world 
  • Direct flights available from the London Gatwick 
  • Itinerary is flexible and any aspect can be tailor-made

Visit the incredible natural and historical highlights of Peru on this in-depth tour.

Our Grand Tour of Peru allows you to visit the highlights of Peru at a leisurely pace. The trip starts with a flight over the incredible Nazca Lines which is the only real way to appreciate these mysterious lines. Head south to Arequipa and admire the stunning scenery of the Colca Canyon. After spotting condors soaring above the thermals, you'll continue onto Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Next, you’ll journey onwards to Cusco, the former Inca capital and explore the colourful market towns of the Sacred Valley before reaching Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. The trip finishes up with 3 nights in the Amazon Rainforest.

Itinerary

Day 1 (arrival into Lima)

Arrival into Lima

Upon arrival, on the first day of your trip to Peru, you will be welcomed by our personnel at Lima airport and transferred to the selected hotel. After check in you will have a briefing in which you will be handed your "Travel kit" which includes all your travel documents such as itinerary, flight, train and bus tickets, and hotel information.

Day 1 (arrival into Lima)

Day 2 ( Lima )

Day at leisure

Free day to explore the City by your own.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 2 ( Lima )

Day 3 ( Lima - Arequipa)

Flight: Lima - Arequipa

At coordinated time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Arequipa. Reception at the airport and transfer to hotel. The afternoon is free to acclimatize or walk by the surroundings of the hotel, go to the Main Square.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3 ( Lima - Arequipa)

Day 4 ( Arequipa - Colca )

Journey Arequipa - Colca (Group Tour - 5 hours)

Today, you will start off with breakfast, and after that you will have a great journey to one of the deepest Canyons in the world - "The Colca Canyon." The tour begins leaving the "White City" of Arequipa, crossing the snowcapped Misti, Chachani and the Ampato Volcanoes, to arrive at the Colca Canyon. Here, you will find the famous and majestic Andean Condor, and where elegant Vicuñas wander the high plains, passing through the villages of Torja, Chucura, Patapampa, with its colonial churches and Inca Farming Terraces. In the afternoon, you can either visit the village of Chivay or enjoy the thermo-medicinal baths of the hotel. Afterwards, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the night.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4 ( Arequipa - Colca )

Day 5 ( Colca - Puno )

Cruz del Condor (Group Tour - 4 hours) Journey Colca - Puno (Group Tour - 6 hours)

Early in the morning departure to the "Condor's Cross" from where the great Andean bird, the Condor, may be spotted flying in circles above still farmed green pre-Hispanic terraces. Enjoy the impressive panorama of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the World (3,180 m). On the way, visit to the Mirador of Wayrapunko, Antahuilque, Choquetico, where we will find the famous Hanging Tombs. At the Town of Yanque, visit its beautiful church and its characteristic cobbled stone streets among other attractions, after return for the town Maca and arrive to Chivay. In the afternoon, you will depart to Puno, passing by Lagunillas, where you will see the typical flora of the area, wild birds, sheep, vicuña and llama, with the ever-impressive Andean Mountains Range. Afterwards, you will arrive at your hotel in Puno, where you will spend the night.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5 ( Colca - Puno )

Day 6 ( Puno )

Uros & Taquile Islands (Group Tour)

In the morning, you will begin your full day visit to the floating island, known as "Uros" in Lake Titicaca. Located 4 km / 2.5 miles from Puno, the original inhabitants of these floating islands are said to descend from one of the most ancient peoples of the Americas, and still to this day practice their ancient traditions. Their dwellings made of totora reed, are built on the surface of Lake Titicaca. Afterwards, you will make your way to the unique Island of Taquile, where time appears to have stopped. The Mediterranean atmosphere of this place is striking, with its steps of stone and its houses centered around the square. Its indigenous community that lives here has around 350 families that are descendants of the Incas and well-known for their textile activities, such as their beautifully woven chumpis (belts), chullos (caps), and ojotas (and sandals). According to the custom, officials are distinguished by black or brown caps. Taquile also offers a magnificent lake landscape from where the impressive snowfalls of the Cordillera Real (Real mountain chain) can be seen. In the afternoon, you will return to the hotel, where you will spend the night.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 ( Puno )

Day 7 ( Puno - Cusco )

Journey Puno - Cusco (Group Tour - 10 hours)

You will be transferred to the local bus station, to board the regular tourist class bus to the city of Cusco. It is a full day trip starting at 7:00 a.m., crossing the great Altiplano with the ever presence snowcapped Andean Mountains. On route, you will pass by the villages of Pucara, Racchi and Andahuaylillas. Lunch is included in a local restaaurant in Sicuani. Arrival to Cusco, reception at the bus station and transfer to hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 ( Puno - Cusco )

Day 8 ( Cusco )

Day at leisure

Free day to explore the City by your own.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 ( Cusco )

Day 9 ( Cuzco - Sacred Valley )

Pisac Ruins, Market & Ollantaytambo (Group Tour - 6 hours)

You will be collected from your hotel and driven overland to the Sacred Valley and to the archaeological complex of Pisac, a journey which will take approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. On the way, you will stop on route to take some pictures, and admire the Pucara Bulls on the roofs of Andean houses. These small bulls are thought to be amulets that bring wealth to each family who owns them; they are usually given as gifts on weddings. On arrival to the archaeological complex of Pisac, you will begin our tour of the site, during our hike around this area; appreciate the magnificent Andean terraces, which were built to expand the agriculture lands. After we will visit the artisan market of Pisac a colorful local event that over the centuries has attracted local traders and remote communities from all over the valley, dressed in their traditional and colorful costumes enjoy the opportunity to interact with local people, appreciate their craftsmanship, handicrafts and local fruit and vegetable stalls. Lunch and after we will make our way to the town of Ollantaytambo, with its distinct Inca urban planning, visit the religious, astronomical and military complex and observe how the ancient Peruvians moved boulders of nearly 60 metric tons from one mountain to another and across the river and valley. Finally you will be transferred to hotel in the Sacred Valley.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 ( Cuzco  - Sacred Valley )

Day 10 ( Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu )

Train: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (Tour Machu Picchu (Private Tour - 2 1/2 hours)

You will be transferred to the train station to board the Train to Machu Picchu, a great World Heritage Site. This archaeological site was hidden for centuries, until it came to light during the early 1900s, by the famous discoverer Hiram Bingham. It is almost impossible to describe in words, how you will feel when faced with the citadel, a huge complex located between the mountains and the jungle and a wonderful challenge to your imagination. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, reception at the train station and transfer uphill to Machu Picchu (approximately 20 minutes). On arrival to Machu Picchu you will begin your tour of the Citadel where you will appreciate the history of this enigmatic and impressive place. The citadel was built on a very special spot covered in vegetation between two mountains: the Machu Picchu (old mountain) and Huayna Picchu (young mountain), at the foot of which meanders the Urubamba or Vilcanota River (lower Jungle featuring abundant flora and fauna). Finally take the bus back to Aguas Calientes where your hotel is located.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 10 ( Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu )

Day 11 ( Machu Picchu - Cusco )

Train: Aguas Calientes - Poroy

Morning is free for personal activities or enjoy the facilities of the hotel. At a coordinated time assistance to the train station to take the train to Poroy. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel in Cusco

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 ( Machu Picchu - Cusco )

Day 12 ( Cusco - Lima - Paracas )

Flight: Cusco - Lima: Regular Bus: Lima - Paracas

At coordinated time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, reception at the airport and transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Paracas. Reception at the bus station and transfer to hotel in Paracas. The rest of the afternoon is free to walk by the beach or enjoy the facilities of the hotel. Overnight.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 ( Cusco - Lima - Paracas )

Day 13 ( Paracas )

Ballestas Islands (Group Tour - 2 hours)

After breakfast, take your two hour boat trip to the famed Ballestas Islands to enjoy the sights and sounds of fascinating Peruvian coastal wildlife living there, marine animals like sea lions, Humboldt penguins, and an endless number of migratory birds. Along the way, there will be ample opportunity to marvel at the Candelabro, a mysterious and huge geoglyph that stands watch over the Ica coastline. After return to hotel and the rest of the day is free for personal activities

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 13 ( Paracas )

Day 14 ( Paracas )

Day at leisure

Day at leisure

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 14 ( Paracas )

Day 15 ( Paracas - Lima )

Regular Bus: Paracas - Lima

At a coordinated time transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Lima. Reception at the bus station and transfer to Lima airport to take your international flight.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 15 ( Paracas - Lima )

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18th June 2018 - 30th December 2019


Note: 'From' prices are per person based on 2 people sharing one room travelling in the season dates indicated and are subject to availability. Call us today for an instant price based on your specific travel dates and travel party requirements.

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