12-Day The Best of Peru

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Overview

Visit Peru on this amazing journey and explore all the way from the coast to the peaks of the Andes. We will start by flying over the Nazca lines and going on an exciting adventure down the sand dunes at Huacachina. Afterwards, we will discover the Ballestas Islands and the many animals that inhabit them.

Later, we will travel to the White City, Arequipa. Surrounded by stunning volcanoes, this city has beautiful attractions such as the Santa Catalina Convent and the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world! Next, we will go to Puno, where the grand Titicaca Lake is located. You will feel the culture come alive as you talk with locals and learn about their current way of life. You will also walk on the famous floating islands!

Finally, we will travel to Cusco where we will see Incan Heritage through their most important sites. Be amazed by the Inca's cultural traditions and history. We will also go to the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu! A site that will definitely leave you breathless.
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Destination:

Peru

Start:

Lima, Peru

Finish:

Cusco, Peru

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Peru! Arrival in Lima

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Welcome to Peru! Arrival in Lima

Today you will arrive in Peru. Upon your arrival, a representative will be waiting for you at the airport to drive you to your hotel. Take some rest after your flight to Peru.

Day 2

Discover the Nazca Lines & Huacachina

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Discover the Nazca Lines & Huacachina

Early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the bus station. From there, you will take the bus to Paracas. Upon arrival, a representative will pick you up and take you to experience the flight over the Nazca Lines! After lunch, we will head to the Huacachina Oasis, where you will go on sand buggies through the dunes and try sandboarding! We will finish the day at your hotel in Paracas.

Day 3

Exploring the Ballestas Islands

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Exploring the Ballestas Islands

After an early rise, we will go to the Paracas Port to start the Ballestas Islands tour. We will see all the flora and fauna from the region as we go by boat into the Pacific Ocean. After lunch, we will go back to Lima. You will have a free evening to rest and explore the city at your own pace.

Day 4

From Lima to Arequipa!

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From Lima to Arequipa!

Today, we will drive you to the airport to catch your flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival, you will go to your hotel and have some free time to settle in and have lunch. Afterwards, we will pick you up to start the city tour. You will visit the most important sites and attractions in the city such as the main square, the Yanahuara lookout where you will see the stunning volcanoes surrounding the city, the beautiful Santa Catalina Convent and more!

Day 5

Into the Colca Canyon

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Into the Colca Canyon

In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel to go into the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world! We will make some stops on the way to take a look at the amazing volcanoes around us. Enjoy the spectacular views!

Day 6

From the Colca Canyon to Puno

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From the Colca Canyon to Puno

After breakfast, we will go to the Condor Cross Lookout to see the flight of the Condors that live in the canyon. This guarantees to be a great spectacle! Later, you will board the bus to Puno. After some scenic stops along the way, you will arrive in the Andes and we will drive you to your hotel.

Day 7

Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile Islands

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Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile Islands

The grand Titicaca Lake features the natural island of Taquile as well as the floating Islands of the Uros. Get to know the locals and the traditions they have! You will go to these unique islands by boat and have lunch with the community.

Day 8

From Puno to Cusco: The Sun's Route

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From Puno to Cusco: The Sun's Route

Continue to visit Peru's Andes by going to Cusco on a tourist bus with stops along the way. You will explore beautiful archaeological sites as well as the Andahuaylillas church, also known as the Sistine Church of America before settling down at your hotel in Cusco.

Day 9

City and Sacred Valley of the Incas

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City and Sacred Valley of the Incas

We will pick you up and explore some of the greatest sites around Cusco such as Sacsayhuaman. Later, we will go into the beautiful Sacred Valley. Be amazed by its scenic roads and feel the culture come alive as we show you the best sites in the region.

Day 10

Day Excursion to Machu Picchu

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Day Excursion to Machu Picchu

Explore this sacred citadel that will leave you breathless! One of the most famous sites in the world, this unfinished kingdom has many secrets that are yet to be uncovered. You will learn some of what we do know and some of what we don't. Please be aware that the stairs of Machu Picchu are very steep and the air is very thin, so we'll take our time today!

Day 11

Maras, Moray & Ollantaytambo

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Maras, Moray & Ollantaytambo

The first point is Ollantaytambo, a fortress and the last Incan living town. Then head to Moray, where you'll see the three famous amphitheatre-like terraces made by the Incas. When you are done exploring Moray, you will head about two miles away, to the salt mines of Maras. Afterwards, we will stop for a delicious buffet lunch featuring the best of Peruvian food. Finally, we will visit Chinchero and see a demonstration of the ancient techniques used to weave and dye clothing.

Day 12

Historic Centre and Goodbye Peru!

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Historic Centre and Goodbye Peru!

Today we will discover the Main Square, Cathedral, and Qoricancha Temple. These beautiful buildings with a mix of Inca and colonial culture will amaze you! For lunch, we will have a selection of delicious Peruvian dishes, you can choose your favourite. Later, it will be time to say goodbye to your adventure in Peru! We will take you to the airport to catch your flight to Lima, where you can make a connection with your international flight back home. We hope you come visit Peru again soon!

Included in Price

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 28 activities
  • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Airport transfer
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

Not Included in Price

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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