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Ultimate Inca Adventure

Peru in 16 Days, 14 Nights in Destination

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A complete tour of incredible Peru, from the colonial-era architecture of Arequipa to the condors of the Colca Canyon, the Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and much more!

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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    Nazca
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    Sacred Valley

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 14 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the ancient Inca civilisation with this ultimate tour of Peru. From the mysterious Nazca Lines and volcanic Arequipa to the gastronomic capital of Lima. Head up to Puno, home to Lake Titicaca and enjoy the breath-taking views. Visit Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital and uncover the secrets of the mysterious Sacred Valley. Finally, explore iconic Machu Picchu, a true Wonder of the World. 

1st Day: US - Lima
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Arrival at US departure airport ready to check in for a flight to Lima. Arrive, transfer to the hotel, and depending on the time, spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.

Accommodation

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

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2nd Day: Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent. Start by exploring the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center. Visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo and walk to the Plaza de Armas to admire the exquisite colonial architecture that surrounds it. Finally, stop in the Parque del Amor, from where you can take beautiful photos of the Peruvian coastline. Overnight stay in Lima.

Accommodation

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

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Activities

included
City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

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3rd Day: Lima - Paracas
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, transfer to the bus station and enjoy a scenic journey heading south along the coast to Paracas. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and get out and explore this small port town which boasts beautiful beaches and fascinating wildlife. Overnight stay in Paracas.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Aranwa Paracas Resort & S... or similar
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1670 Reviews

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4th Day: Paracas - Nazca
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, take a boat to the Ballestas Islands, where you can see thousands of birds, sea lions and seals in their natural environment.  From Humboldt penguins and South American sea lions to a multitude of marine birds, be in awe of the beauty of these tranquil islands. The famous Candelabra design, a figure of the Nazca culture engraved in the desert, can also be seen from the boat. In the afternoon, transfer to the bus station for a bus to Nazca. Arrive in Nazca, famous for its mysterious Nazca lines, although the city is named after the civilisation that flourished here between 100 BC and 800 AD. This region also has a strong heritage of viticulture, although today, this is one of the dryest places on earth with only 4 millimetres of rain, on average, a year. Overnight stay in Nazca.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Casa Andina Standard Nazc... or similar
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1434 Reviews

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5th Day: Nazca - Arequipa
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have the unmissable opportunity of taking an optional flight over the Nazca lines.* In the afternoon, transfer to the bus station to catch a regular night bus to Arequipa, one of the most important economic and industrial centres in Peru. 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. Overnight transfer. 

* Optional Nazca Lines Flight: Experience the mystery of the Nazca lines from the sky, with a flight over the ancient lines, some measuring 30 metres in width, which depict strange images, shrouded in conspiracy and speculation. See the Astronaut, the Monkey and the Condor, among other depictions and decide for yourself the meaning of these ancient messages to the Gods. Minimum 3 pax. 180$ approx per person to be paid at the destination.

Please note: the transfer to Arequipa is through the night and you will arrive at the destination the following morning.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Night Bus Nazca - Arequip... or similar
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Optional
Nazca Lines Overflight
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6th Day: Arequipa
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you have the opportunity to take an optional city tour of Arequipa.* Alternatively, spend the day at your leisure, exploring this historic city. Overnight stay in Arequipa. 

Optional City Tour of Arequipa: Visit the sights of Arequipa such as the Plaza de Armas, the Monastery of St Catherine and the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa. The Monastery of St Catherine is the most important and impressive religious construction in Peru. Next, head to the beautiful Barrio del Solar to visit the Church of La Compañía de Jesús, a temple that constitutes the oldest and most important testimony of religious architecture made with ashlar volcanic stone.

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 City Tour of Arequipa

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7th Day: Arequipa - Chivay
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart this morning towards the Colca Valley, and the beautiful city of Chivay. Take in the spectacular views from the 3900-metres high Pampa Cañahuas Pass and continue your journey towards the legendary Colca Valley. Make a rest stop at a local restaurant and perhaps try a cup of coca tea (not included) whilst taking in the views at 4000-metres of altitude! Continue your journey, as you discover the wildlife-rich Pampas of Toccra. Observe llamas, alpacas and Andean birds in their natural habitat before heading to the Pata Pampa Pass, the highest point on today's journey at 4900-metres above sea level. See the so-called 'Ring of Fire', a circle of 8 volcanoes, before descending into the Colca Valley and arriving in charming Chivay. Take some time at your leisure to explore the town or have lunch (not included), before transferring to the hotel where you can get settled into your accommodation. In the afternoon, unwind after your journey at the La Calera Hot Springs (entrance not included), the perfect end to an adventurous day in the Andes! Return to the hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Chivay.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Casa Andina Standard Colc... or similar
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1526 Reviews

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Activities

included
Journey from Arequipa to Colca

Light

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8th Day: Chivay - Puno
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off early this morning, headed for the quaint village of Yanque, home to a historic church and considered the most beautiful village in the Colca Valley. Next, take in the views as your drive towards Cruz del Condor, one of the best places in South America to view the giant Andean Condor! Arrive at the viewpoint and take some time to appreciate the incredible natural landscapes as you watch the legendary flight of the Condor, an unforgettable experience! After an action-packed morning, return to Chivay, stopping at the Huayra Punko viewpoint and the town of Maca along the way. Back in Chivay, enjoy some time at your leisure before departing towards Puno, a journey of approximately 6-hours. Make a rest stop along the way in Patahuasi and stop to observe the birdlife and landscapes in Lagunillas. After another short stop in Santa Lucia, you finally arrive in Puno, home of legendary Lake Titicaca and famed for its rich cultural heritage! Get settled at the hotel and enjoy the evening to relax at your leisure. Overnight stay in Puno.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Casona Plaza Puno or similar
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590 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Journey from Colca to Puno

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9th Day: Puno
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day relaxing at your leisure, enjoying the views of Lake Titicaca or simply enjoying the facilities of your hotel. We recommend an optional excursion to Taquile & Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca.* Overnight stay in Puno.

* Optional Excursion to Taquile & Uros island: Depart by boat to Taquile island, which dates back to pre-Inca times. The Islanders are famous for their beautiful clothing, their incredible knits, and textile industry. Next, visit the community of Huayllano, on the same island, where the locals show their traditional crafts and agriculture.Enjoy a traditional lunch. Afterwards, visit the island of Uros situated in the middle of the national reserve of Lake Titicaca.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Casona Plaza Puno or similar
tripadvisor rating

590 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile Islands

Moderate

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10th Day: Puno - Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Puno station to take a bus to Cuzco. Leave the station and start your journey on the bus to Puno and enjoy the marvellous landscapes of the South Valley of Cuzco. Visit Andahuaylas, a beautiful 17th-century church, featuring an impressive organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Continue on the road and visit the ruins of Racqui, also known as the ´Temple of the God Wiracocha. After lunch, discover La Raya, the highest point on the highway between Cuzco and Puno for amazing views of the landscape. Arrive in Cuzco and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

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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11th Day: Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a fascinating half-day tour of Cuzco. Begin in the iconic Plaza de Armas, and visit the Cathedral. From here, walk to the Koricancha Temple, an impressive ancient Inca palace, in honour of the Sun God. Today, a Dominican church stands on the site. Finally, visit the lively San Blas neighbourhood, known for its artists, shops and artisan workshops. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, soaking up the atmosphere of the city and sampling the local cuisine. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Cuzco or similar
tripadvisor rating

328 Reviews

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Activities

included
Half-Day Cusco Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Cuzco Photography Workshop

Moderate

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12th 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
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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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13th Day: Cuzco
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure with the opportunity to enjoy optional Sacred Valley excursion, to experience the best of the region.* Overnight stay in Cuzco.

Optional Essence of the Sacred Valley Excursion: Visit Chinchero and the PARWA Centre, to appreciate the colourful traditional textiles. Next, visit the church of Chinchero before heading to the Racchi panoramic viewpoint for a fantastic view across the valley. Explore Ollantaytambo and its Inca fortress. Lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco' included granting entrance to the Sacred Valley and surrounding sights.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Agustos Cuzco or similar
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328 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco')

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Rainbow Mountain of Palccoyo (available only in 2023)

Light

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14th Day: Cuzco - Lima
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day relaxing at your leisure before going to the airport to take a flight to Lima. Arrive in Lima, 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. Overnight stay in Lima.

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ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ibis Lima Reducto Miraflo... or similar
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359 Reviews

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15th 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.

16th Day: US
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Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Included activities

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Please note that the schedule may vary if you purchase other activities for the same day.

City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Included activity for day 2 in Lima

Enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

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Light

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Journey from Arequipa to Colca

Included activity for day 7

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

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Light

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Full-Day Journey from Colca to Puno

Included activity for day 8

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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Bus Journey from Puno to Cuzco

Included activity for day 10

Take a scenic bus journey from Puno to Cuzco and admire the marvellous landscapes of the South Valley of Cuzco. Visit Andahuaylas Church, the ruins of Racqui, stop for lunch and take in the views from the La Raya viewpoint.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx

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Light

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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

Nazca Lines Overflight

Suggested activity for day 5

You will board the plane that will fly over the incredible Nazca Lines, located on the pampas of the same name. There, you can see the many geoglyphs. IMPORTANT: Airport Tax is not included – payment on site USD10.00 approx. per person.

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Light

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Half-Day City Tour of Arequipa

Suggested activity for day 6 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

Physical rating:

Light

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Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile Islands

Suggested activity for day 9 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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Cuzco Photography Workshop

Suggested activity for day 11 in Cuzco

Discover the real Cuzco with this unique photography workshop. Using either your mobile device or camera, follow a professional photographer around the city to learn how to capture the essence of Cuzco in unique and exciting ways!

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Lima - US.
  • Internal flights: Cuzco - Lima. *
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  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Voyager/Expedition Train.**
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  • 13 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels and 1 night on a Night Bus.
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  • 14 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with 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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Taxes*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*Tourist air tax is not included in the price and must be paid directly at the airport in your destination (Approximately USD 15 per person, subject to change).

*Documentation of the internal flights will be delivered 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.

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

** 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.

Please note: There are luggage restrictions for the bus journeys between Lima - Paracas - Nasca - Arequipa. The buses used are operated by either Cruz de Sur or Oltursa and each has their own luggage restrictions as follows:

Cruz de Sur:
20 kg hold luggage and 6 kg hand luggage per person
If you are over the weight restrictions you will be charged approx. $1 per additional kilo.

Oltursa:
20 kg hold luggage and 5 kg hand luggage per person
If your luggage is over the weight restrictions you will be charged approx. $2 per additional kilo.

Any excess luggage will only be admitted when the capacity allows and with prior payment of the appropriate charges. The bus company is not responsible for any loss or damage to the luggage.

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 healthcare provider 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 cancelled 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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