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Mesmerizing Peruvian Dream 360

Peru in 12 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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Unearth the sacred lands of Peru in this action-packed tour of the Andean country’s most emblematic sights. Explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, the gastronomy of Lima and unbelievable landscapes of Arequipa, Colca & Puno.

Trip Highlights

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    Arequipa
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    Colca Canyon
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    Cuzco
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    Lake Titicaca
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    Lima
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    Machu Picchu

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  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the vibrant culture and fascinating history of Peru and its ancient Inca Empire. Explore major cities Lima, the gastronomic capital, and Cuzco, an archaeological delight before uncovering the wonders of Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon and exploring Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World, for an unforgettable bucket-list experience.

1st Day: US - Lima
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Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru, situated on the Pacific Coast. Transfer to the hotel*, and spend the rest of the day exploring the city's colonial streets and magical plazas at your leisure. Alternatively, take part in one of our optional activities to further familiarize yourself with the city. Overnight stay in Lima.

*If you want to have the hotel room available before 2:00 p.m., you can add early check-in at an additional cost. In case you are interested, you will be able to see the price and do the upsell in the next step of the purchase process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Larco Miraflores or similar
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3349 Reviews

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2nd Day: Lima - Arequipa
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, transfer to the airport in Lima to board a flight to Arequipa. Arequipa's city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to various religious monuments and historic buildings such as the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa. The city sits at the foot of the Misti volcano which provides a beautiful skyline backdrop Once arrived at your destination, you will be assisted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon, take part in a half-day tour of Arequipa where you will discover this breathtaking colonial-era city’s Santa Catalina Convent. Begin your journey visiting the districts of Carmen Alto and Yanahuara to visit the viewpoint look out into the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes as well as a panoramic view of Arequipa.

Continue your tour heading towards the Santa Catalina Monastery to marvel at its picturesque cloisters, streets and squares before stopping at the historical center’s main plaza. Overnight stay in Arequipa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Casona Plaza AQP or similar
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281 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day City Tour of Arequipa

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3rd Day: Arequipa
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure for you to discover the city of Arequipa at your own pace. Alternatively, we recommend you take part in our optional private excursion to Sillar Route*. Overnight stay in Arequipa.

*Optional Private Excursion to Sillar Route: Discover how the historic center of the city of Arequipa was built as you acquaint yourself with the materials and processes used by stonemasons. You will participate in the ashlar block-making process using hammers, chisels and volcanic tuff before getting to appreciate the beauty of the church within the walls of Sillar Route.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Casona Plaza AQP or similar
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281 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Half-Day Private Excursion to Sillar Route

Light

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4th Day: Arequipa - Colca
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, transfer to Pampa Cañahuas, a magnificent location with an impressively diverse local fauna, including vicuñas. From here, you will stop in Patahuasi and Tocrapampa to contemplate their natural beauty and array of bird species. 

Next, you will make your way to Chivay to enjoy a buffet lunch (at your expense) before transferring to your hotel in Colca to enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional tour to La Calera Hot Springs*. Overnight stay in Colca.

Optional Tour of La Calera Hot Springs: Tucked in the Colca Valley, enjoy the natural hot springs of La Calera that are said to have medical and healing properties thanks to their high temperature waters rich in sulfur, lithium and iron.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Pozo del Cielo or similar
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502 Reviews

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Activities

included
Journey from Arequipa to Colca

Light

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La Calera Hot Springs Tour

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5th Day: Colca - Puno
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day of adventure as you make your way to Puno from Colca where you will get to visit the Cruz del Condor, a prime spot to gaze at the beautiful Colca Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world. If the weather permits, try spotting the majestic Andean Condor, the largest flying bird in the world. 

From here, head to the town of Maca to visit the church and local market before continuing on to the town of Chivay for a delicious buffet lunch (at your expense). Your next stop will be to Patapampa to admire the impressive volcanic landscapes. 

Finally, you will make a stop in Patahuasi and in Lagunillas to marvel at the beauty of the local fauna. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in Puno.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hacienda Puno or similar
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775 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Journey from Colca to Puno

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6th Day: Puno
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, take part in a mesmerizing visit to Lake Titicaca, Uros and Taquile Islands where you will delve into the magic of Peru's natural beauty and some of the country's most sought after tourist attractions.

Start this exciting journey by visiting the floating islands of the Uros where you will get to interact with the first ethnic group that arrived in Puno 3700 years ago. You will become acquainted with their daily lives and even visit their houses. 

You will then make your way to Taquile, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its stunning landscapes including an immense lake and snow-capped mountains of the Illimani. Enjoy lunch with locals as they sing and dance to traditional music. Overnight stay in Puno. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hacienda Puno or similar
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775 Reviews

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Activities

included
Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile Islands

Moderate

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7th Day: Puno - Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure towards Cuzco, located in the middle of the Peruvian Andes and  ancient home of the Inca Civilization. The city is also famous for its spectacular main square, cobbled streets, and houses with terracotta tile roofs that will remind you of some ancient European villages. You will navigate the route from Puno to Cuzco by bus where you will be making stops along the way to acquaint yourself with some top attractions. 

You will first be visiting the Lithic Museum and archaeological complex of Pucara before heading over to La Raya, where you will stop at the highest point to take in the view of the beautiful landscape. Next, you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.

From here, you will visit the archaeological complex of Raqch’i, also known as the Wiracocha Temple, the tallest Inca structure discovered to date before ending your adventure at the Church of San Pedro Apostol in Andahuaylillas. Board your bus once more for a transfer to your hotel for check-in. Overnight stay in Cusco.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Cuzco or similar
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328 Reviews

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Activities

included
Bus Journey from Puno to Cuzco

Light

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8th Day: Cuzco - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, an exciting day awaits you in Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to the village of Ollantaytambo to travel by train to Aguas Calientes* (Machu Picchu village) and enjoy the beautiful green mountain scenery along the way.

 

Once there, transfer by bus to the ancient Inca city of the Citadel for approximately a 2:30h visit which may take place in the morning or afternoon depending on availability. Enjoy the spectacular views of this Peruvian treasure built in the 15th century at an altitude of more than 2000 meters. 

 

Return by bus to Aguas Calientes and, depending on the return train schedule, you will have free time to explore the town at your own pace. Travel by train back to Ollantaytambo, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Cuzco.

 

*The reservation includes a standard category train (Expedition train or Voyager train). You have the option to add a supplement to travel on a higher category train (360º train or Vistadome train) in the next step of the booking process.

 

Please note: In order to offer this tour, it is the passenger's responsibility to send us a copy of his/her passport at least 55 days in advance; otherwise, we cannot guarantee the visit to Machu Picchu (tickets are limited and subject to availability).

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Cuzco or similar
tripadvisor rating

328 Reviews

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Activities

included
Machu Picchu Citadel Guided Tour

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Optional
Upgrade to a Panoramic Train
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9th Day: Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day at your own leisure. Alternatively, you can take part in one or both of our offered optional activities; the full day excursion to Rainbow Mountain* and/or a Panoramic night tour of Cusco with a Pisco Sour workshop**. Overnight stay in Cusco.

 

*Optional Excursion to Rainbow Mountain: Trek along beautiful landscapes to reach the highest Mountain of this region known as the Apu Ausangate where you will be able to interact with the local fauna (llamas and alpacas) as well as native residents and get to know more about their daily lives and routines. The highlight of this excursion is visiting Vinicunca, or Rainbow Mountain, where you will be given time to discover it at your own pace before making your way to Cusipata for lunch at a local restaurant.

**Optional Panoramic Night Tour of Cusco with Pisco Sour Workshop: Get to know Cusco by night in this panoramic tour where you will familiarise with the city’s top attractions, including Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun god. You will then head towards the Main Plaza to take part in a Pisco Sour workshop in a renowned bar in the city.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Cuzco or similar
tripadvisor rating

328 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca

Moderate

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Private Night City Tour of Cusco and Pisco Sour Workshop

Light

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10th Day: Cuzco - Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, you will transfer from the hotel to the airport to board a flight to Lima. As the capital of the country, Lima offers for its award-winning Peruvian gastronomy, two miles of parks along the Pacific coast, museums and gorgeous colonial Plaza de Armas.

Upon arrival, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure. Take this time to explore the capital of Peru at your own pace. Overnight stay in Lima.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Larco Miraflores or similar
tripadvisor rating

3349 Reviews

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11th Day: Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a half-day city tour of Lima where you will acquaint yourself with the colonial part of the city.Start by exploring the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center, where you will find the impressive Santo Domingo Convent to the Casa de Aliaga, home to the famous conquistador Jerónimo de Aliaga. 

Visit the impressive Santo Domingo Convent and walk to the Plaza de Armas to admire the exquisite colonial architecture that surrounds it.From here, make your way to the Plaza de Armas and gaze at the beauty of the colonial architecture before making a stop to the Larco Museum which houses more than 45,000 pieces depicting five thousand years of ancient Peruvian history. Overnight stay in Lima.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Larco Miraflores or similar
tripadvisor rating

3349 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half Day City Tour of Lima and Larco Museum

Light

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12th Day: Lima - Night on board
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US.* Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Included activities

Included

Half-Day City Tour of Arequipa

Included activity for day 2 in Arequipa

Discover the beauty of Arequipa where you will familiarize yourself with its top attractions, including spectacular views of the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes and the picturesque Santa Catalina Monastery.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

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Light

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Journey from Arequipa to Colca

Included activity for day 4

Take in the views from the Pampa Cañahuas Pass and stop at a local restaurant. Discover the wildlife-rich Pampas of Toccra, the high-altitude Pata Pampa Pass and see the 'Ring of Fire', a circle of 8 volcanoes, before descending into the Colca Valley.

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:45 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Full-Day Journey from Colca to Puno

Included activity for day 5

An unforgettable journey through the Colca Valley to the Cruz del Condor, home of the giant Andean Condor! Head to Huayra Punko viewpoint, visit the town of Maca and, later, continue to Puno, stopping at local villages, viewpoints and restaurants en route.

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile Islands

Included activity for day 6 in Lake Titicaca

Depart by boat to the famous floating Uros Islands where you will meet locals and learn about their daily lives before heading to Taquile Islands to discover the local textile industry and enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Half-Day Private Excursion to Sillar Route

Suggested activity for day 3

Unearth how Arequipa came to be as you learn about the materials and processes used by stonemasons to build the city and participate in an ashlar block-making activity with the help of hammers, chisels and volcanic tuff.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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La Calera Hot Springs Tour

Suggested activity for day 4

Treat yourself to the natural hot springs of La Calera said by many to have medicinal and healing properties due to their waters’ richness in sulfur, lithium and iron.

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional

Upgrade to a Panoramic Train

Suggested activity for day 8

Explore the landscape with panoramic windows and an open-air observatory car where you can enjoy all the beauty of the landscape. This upgrade can be either to the 360ª Train or to the Vistadome, depending on availability.

Physical rating:

Light

Optional

Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca

Suggested activity for day 9

Interact with the local llamas and alpacas by reaching the Apu Ausangate, the highest mountain of this region, before visiting Vinicunca’s stunning landscapes and enjoying lunch in Cusipata.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 04:00 Approx

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Moderate

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Lima - US.
  • Domestic flight: Lima - Arequipa, Cuzco - Lima. *
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  • Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Expedition Train. **
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  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 11 Breakfasts and 2 lunches.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** You can choose to upgrade to a different train for this journey in the next step of the booking process.

You will be able to carry 1 piece of luggage per person weighing a maximum of 5kg. on board the train.

To access the citadel of Machu Picchu, you can bring a personal bag that does not exceed 40x35x20cm. In case it exceeds the indicated measurements, you will be able to keep it during the visit for a price of approx. 2$ per bag. Please note that it is forbidden to enter with plastic bottles or bags.

It is the customer's responsibility to send a copy of their passports in time (no less than 55 days before the trip) in order to guarantee the entrance to Macchu Picchu. Note that tickets are subject to a maximum capacity and availability is limited.

If you are interested in travelling on a date not included on our departures calendar, please contact our Customer Service Department.

We strongly recommend you consult your GP regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness.

Warning: Please note that when filling out the Health Form required to enter Peru, in the Nationality section, you must write EEUU (instead of USA), in order to generate a valid form.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with at least six months validity. One page required for stamp.

  • Visa

    Free visa on arrival.

  • Currency

    Peruvian Sol.

  • Language

    Spanish.

  • Electricity

    220V, 60 Hz. U.S. style plug. Check the voltage.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 05:00.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.peru.travel/en-us/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

Children: 2 - 11 years.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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