Welcome to Peru

Peru is an irresistible blend of ancient history, vibrant art, traditional music and jaw-dropping natural beauty. Our exploration of Peru begins in Lima and then Arequipa to celebrate the country’s fiery Spanish colonial influences. We also explore Peru’s deep and fascinating Incan roots in the Andean town of Cusco and the Uros Islands on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Our exploration would not be complete without venturing to the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu, the most famous and celebrated archaeological site in the Americas. This bucket list location is perfectly complimented by a country with a rich, varied and welcoming culture.

Tour Highlights

  • Adventure to Machu Picchu, lost city of the Inca
  • Discover the charming colonial remnants of Lima
  • Explore the man-made Uros Islands and their fascinating inhabitants
  • Uncover the markets and Incan citadels of the Sacred Valley
  • Visit indigenous Peruvian villages and historic towns
  • Dates & Prices

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    August 16 - August 31, 2017 (16 days)

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    Discounted Sighted Price: £2199 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 2599 2599 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 1599 1599 Contact us for availability

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    A llama overlooking a blue lake in the Andes Mountains.
  • The man-made Uros Reed Islands under a bright blue sky.

    What's Included

    • Flights & transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 3 & 4 star accommodation
    • All breakfasts & 2 dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Lima City Tour
    • Arequipa & Santa Catalina Tour
    • Uros Islands Tour
    • Raqchi and Andahuaylillas Tour
    • Machu Picchu Tour
    • Peruvian Cooking Demonstration (optional)
    • Sachsayhuaman Horseback Tour (optional)
    • Pisac Market & Awanacancha Tour (optional)
    • River Rafting Tour (optional)
    Peruvians dressed in bright yellows, pinks and purples dancing and singing on a cobbled road.

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Wednesday 16th August

We arrive in Lima and transfer to our hotel.

Overnight in Lima.

Thursday 17th August

Embark on a city tour of Lima, including the 16th century Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the San Francisco Convent and Catacombs, and finally the fantastic Museo Larco. Surrounded by colonial buildings, the museum preserves an extraordinary collection of Artefacts of the nation’s pre-hispanic indigenous peoples. It is a perfect precursor for our exploration into Peru’s past.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Lima.

Friday 18th August

Transfer from our hotel to the airport for a domestic flight to Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city known colloquially as La Ciudad Blanca (The White City) due to the prolific architectural use of a white volcanic rock in the Spanish colonial buildings.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Arequipa.

Saturday 19th August

A half day city tour of Arequipa and the Santa Catalina Monastery. This begins with the extraordinary architecture of the Convent of Santa Catalina, re-opened to the public in 1970 after more than 400 years. From there, we proceed to the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, and the Church of La Compañia, with its treasure trove of colonial jewels and its Jesuit Sistine Chapel. We cross the city along the Chili River, and proceed up to the Carmen Alto, where there’s a panoramic view of the Arequipa valley and the historic district of Yanahuara.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Arequipa.

Sunday 20th August

Today is a day at leisure to relax and discover Arequipa, the perfect opportunity to explore the markets and museums of this prestigious city. Alternatively, you may wish to enjoy a demonstration of authentic Peruvian cuisine to witness the preparation of Pisco Sour, Lomo Saltado and Causa Vegetariana.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Arequipa.

Monday 21st August

We depart Arequipa and transfer through Peruvian countryside to the city of Puno on Lake Titicaca, one of South America’s largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Puno.

Tuesday 22nd August

Discover the Uros islands and their ancient people – these fascinating communities are made of reeds and rise six metres above the lake level anchored by logs and rope. The locals will be fishing and trading in local handicrafts, happy to welcome visitors to their traditional way of life.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Puno.

Wednesday 23rd August

Our adventure continues to Cusco, visiting the beautiful Raqchi, the Wirachoa Inca Temple, holy temple of the god Wiracocha. This enormous Inca temple is believed to have been the largest structure in the entire Incan Empire and was the site of countless religious ceremonies. We will then enjoy a stop for lunch at Sicuani before visiting Andahuaylillas Church, which is decorated by the artists of La Escuela Cusqueña before arriving in Urubamba.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Urubamba.

Thursday 24th August

Today is a day to enjoy at leisure in the Sacred Valley from our base of Urubamba. You may wish to go river rafting or to explore the bustling Pisac Market for traditional Peruvian wares.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Urubamba.

Friday 25th August

A day to relax and acclimatise to the altitude in preparation for our ascent to Machu Picchu.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Urubamba.

Saturday 26th August

Full day excursion to Machu Picchu by train. We journey through the remainder of the Sacred Valley to these unique and magnificent mountaintop ruins. The astonishing remoteness of Machu Picchu enabled it to escape discovery by the Spanish conquerors during the entire period of their occupation. In subsequent centuries, the site lay buried in foliage until Hiram Bingham uncovered it in 1911. Our guided tour of these rare ruins provides an insight into how the city would have appeared at the height of the Incan Empire. Our travels continue by train to Cusco, historic capital of the Incan Empire. Although the city was sacked in 1535, numerous Incan buildings and foundations survive, including the original Incan city walls.

Breakfast included Overnight in Cusco.

Sunday 27th August

A free day to explore Cusco’s numerous architectural wonders, to shop for gifts in the winding streets and to absorb the unique atmosphere of the city. Cusco boasts numerous charms, including a stunning convent which merges Roman Catholic and Incan heritages.

Some may choose to opt for a leisurely afternoon of guided horse riding though the spectacular valleys surrounding Cusco.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cusco.

Monday 28th August

Our optional excursion today is to Sacsayhuamán and Awanacancha that provide insight into Royal Incan life and traditional Andean textiles.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cusco.

Tuesday 29th August

Transfer to the airport for our internal flight back to Lima.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Lima.

Wednesday 30th August

Breakfast included. Overnight on flight.

Thursday 31st August

Arrive home.