Ultimate Peru 2 week itinerary

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 16

From: UK - Lima

To: Lima - UK

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Overview

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.

This holiday includes:

  • International flights
  • Accommodation in 4* hotels
  • All transfers
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Highlights

  • Take a stroll around the historical city of Lima
  • Travel through some of the wildest terrain in Peru
  • Visit Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world
  • Experience the unique floating islands of the Uros on Lake Titicaca
  • Spend a day at the ancient Incan site of Machu Picchu
Itinerary

 

Itinerary in brief:

  • 2 nights Lima
  • 1 night Arequipa
  • 2 nights Colca Canyon
  • 2 nights Puno
  • 2 nights Cusco
  • 1 night Sacred Valley
  • 1 night Agues Calientes
  • 2 nights Cusco

 

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart the UK from your chosen airport


Day 2: Arrival into Lima

On arrival you'll be greeted and transferred to your hotel

Included: Hotel & transfers

Day 3: Lima

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.

Included: Hotel, breakfast & day tour

Day 4: Lima to Arequipa  (flight to Arequipa)

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.

Included: Hotel, breakfast, transfers & day tour

Day 5: Arequipa to Colca Canyon

After breakfast you'll be collected and taken to your hotel in Colca Canyon

Afternoon at leisure

Included: Hotel, breakfast & transfers

Day 6: Colca Canyon

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.

Included: Hotel, day tour, lunch & dinner

Day 7: Colca Canyon to Puno

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.

Included: Hotel, breakfast, lunch & transfers

Day 8: Puno

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

Included: Hotel, breakfast, lunch & day trip

Day 9: Puno to Cusco

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.

Included: Hotel, breakfast and transfer to Cusco

Day 10: 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.

Included: Hotel, breakfast & full day trip

Day 11: Cusco to Sacred Valley

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.

Included: Hotel, breakfast, lunch and full day trip

Day 12: Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

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

Included: Hotel, breakfast, lunch, transport and entrance to Machu Picchu

Day 13: Machu Picchu to Cusco

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.

Included: Hotel, breakfast, transport & entrance to Machu Picchu, train to Cusco

Day 14: Cusco

Breakfast will be served at the hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Included: Hotel & breakfast

Day 15: Cusco to Lima

After breakfast you will be collected and transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Included: Breakfast & transfer

Day 16: Arrive UK


 

Info

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.

What's included: 

  • International flights
  • Transfers and services with bilingual English/Spanish guide
  • Accommodation and hotels mentioned on the itinerary (subject to availability)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrances
  • 3D/2N Colca/Puno package (shared basis)
  • Full day Uros & Taquile Island (shared speed boat)
  • Regular bus Puno/Cusco (shared basis)
  • Full day Sacred Valley package (shared basis)
  • Full day Machu Picchu package (shared basis)
  • Second entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Train Expedition Ollanta/Machu Picchu/Cusco
  • Round trip bus Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes x2
  • BTC Cusco tourist tax

Not included: 

  • Domestic flights (Lima to Arequipa)
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Any meals not mentioned
Accommodation

13 nights in 4* standard accommodation.


Hotels in this category include:

  • Four Points by Sheraton, Lima

  • Posada Del Inca Arequipa Hotel, Arequipa

  • Colca Lodge, Colca Canyon

  • Casa Andina Private Collection, Puno

  • Sonesta Cusco Hotel, Cusco

  • Posada Del Inca Yucay Sacred Valley Hotel, Sacred Valley

  • El Mapi by Inkaterra Hotel, Machu Picchu Pueblo

  • Sonesta Cusco Hotel, Cusco

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