This tailor-made Peru 2 week itinerary will take you on a journey to South America and the fascinating country of Peru. Home to one of the most famous UNESCO world heritage sites in the world, Machu Picchu, Peru allows you to journey into the past and offers an insight into South America's Inca history. This holiday also takes you to the unique floating islands of the Uros on Lake Titicaca and the incredible Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world.
Steeped in rich Inca history and home to some of the most famous landmarks in the world, a holiday in Peru is a journey into the past where you'll experience one of the richest cultures in South America.
This Peru itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact one of our consultants with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport
On arrival you'll be greeted and transferred to your hotel
After breakfast, you'll be collected from your hotel and taken for a city tour of Lima, visiting El Olivar Park, an ancient olive plantation, historical downtown-Lima, the main square, presidential palace and Saint Francis Church.
After breakfast you'll be collected and taken to airport for your domestic flight to Arequipa.
This afternoon we've included a half-day city tour, which will take you to the main square (one of the most beautiful in Peru), the Monastery of Saint Catherine and the Yanahuara & Chilina districts which offer panoramic views of Arequipa’s countryside.
After breakfast you'll be collected and taken to your hotel in Colca Canyon
Afternoon at leisure
After breakfast, you'll head off for a tour to Colca Canyon
From your vantage point of the Condor Cross, you'll have spectacular views of Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world, with it's deepest side measuring 4km. After lunch you'll visit some incredible pre-Inca constructions, the Ocelle scenic viewpoint and the ampitheatre.
You're free to spend the morning at leisure
After lunch you'll be collected from your hotel and transferred to Puno via Patahuasi. The trip takes 6 hours, but the scenery is ever-changing; journey across high plains, past 'stone forests' that seem as if they're from another world, and past sky blue lagoons.
Today you'll be collected and taken for your trip to the floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca; a village that inhabits a series of islands built by weaving tortora (reefs) together. Afterwards, you'll visit Taqulle Island and learn about the history of this island and its Inca past.
Free time in Puno
Today you'll be collected from the hotel and transferred to the bus station, where a resentative will assist you onto the bus.
You're bound for Cusco, stopping along the way at the town of Pucara. You'll also visit the Church of Andahuaylillas known as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’ before arriving in Cusco.
Today we've included a full day city tour, so after bring collected from the hotel, you'll spend the day exploring key sites in Cusco, including ancient Inca site of Coricancha (also known as the ‘Temple of the Sun’), the Sacsayhuaman Fortress and the archaeological complex of Qenqo, before being returned to your hotel for some well-earn.
After breakfast, you'll be collected for your day trip.
You'll head to the Llama centre to learn about the importance of llamas and alpacas to the Peruvian way of life, before spending some time exploring the local markets. After lunch, you'll continue on to Ollantaytambo, one of the most important Inca archaeological sites.
After breakfast you'll be picked up for your trip to Machu Picchu.
You'll take the train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, a World Heritage Site, considered to be one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
Spend the afternoon at leisure
Your hotel for the night is nearby Aguas Calientes
Today we've included a second entrance to Machu Picchu, as well as the bus from Aguas Calientes so you can spend a second day exploring these splendid ruins independently.
This afternoon, you'll return to Cusco by train.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast you will be collected and transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Peak season in Peru runs from June to August, this is dry season in the Andean highlands and Eastern rainforest and is the best time to visit for festivals and highland sports, including trekking. September to November and March to May is a good time to head to Peru if you want to avoid the crowds, also a good time for rainforest trekking. Low season runs from December to February, rainy season hits the highlands and the Amazon is very wet. The Inca Trail is closed in February but coast and beach regions enjoy their high season during this period.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
13 nights in 4* standard accommodation.
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