Peru is more than just the Incan Empire and Machu Picchu. For travelers, it’s a travel destination that has a rich culture, distinct history and diverse geography comprising of mountains (the Andes), ocean (the Pacific) and rain-forest (the Amazon). Further, you have the beautiful metropolitan city of Lima, the intriguing Nazca lines and the Incan Sacred Valley. A small country holds so much diversity and therefore is a delight for the travelers.
Going to Peru is, well, if you ever have an opportunity in your life to go there, you should do it because it is absolutely mind boggling.Dean Stockwell
- Destination: Peru
- Nearest City (Airport): Lima, Cusco
- Dates: On request
- Months: Throughout the year
- Level: Easy
- Guide: Available
- Price: On request
The classical Peruvian experience takes you to Peru’s most amazing attractions; flying over the Nazca lines, enjoying the wildlife on the Ballestas Islands, taking a boat trip on the highest navigable lake in the world (Lake Titicaca) and visiting the majestic floating islands, traveling to the Colca Cannyon to see the majestic Condors soaring over the deepest canyon in the world and finally hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas!
Following are some of the locations. Based on your interest and time you have we would curate just the right experience and itinerary for you.
PARACAS AND THE BALLESTAS ISLANDS
Ballestas Islands, a.k.a. Peru’s Galapagos are located near the town of Paracas. The Ballestas are home to large colonies of birds as well as sea-lions. The islands are a true delight for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.
The Nazca lines are as intriguing and mysterious as it can get. These lines include geometrical images of animals such as hummingbird, monkeys, fish etc as well as an “astronaut”. Many believe that they were built by aliens or an advanced civilization due to the fact that they are only visible from the air, whoever built them they are impressive.
The main attraction of the city is the nearby Colca Canyon where it is possible to see condors soaring on the thermals. Here is also an impressive colonial center built from the white volcanic rock that is found in the area. There are matny things to do in the city such as visiting the Santa Catalina Monastery or the museum where the Ice Mummy ‘Juanita’ is kept.
Puno is famous for Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake and home to the Uros people. The Uros people have lived on floating islands that they have constructed from reeds for generations, possibly as far back as Inca times. A boat ride on Lake Titicaca is an unforgettable experience, visiting the floating islands as well as the islands of Amantani and Taquile you see a side of Peru that is all but lost.
The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Winicunca, is stunning and can be seen on the spectacular Ausangate area.
On this trip you will see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas and you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Mountain (6,385 m / 20,945 ft.), the highest mountain in Cusco region.
The ancient Incan capital is an absolute delight. Located at 3300m / 10,827ft. above sea level, Cusco has a unique charm and provides an interesting mix of Andean and Spanish cultures. Filled with ancient Inca sites and colonial buildings alongwith modern restaurants and upmarket cafes, Cusco’s charm is unforgettable.
Machu Picchu is the highlight of Peru. Surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery and with some of the most impressive Inca buildings ever constructed.
The lost city of the Incas is a short train journey from Cusco. However, if you have time and are a bit fit we recommend that you trek down the Inca Trail as Inacns did all the way to Machu Pichhu.
We have an itinerary just for that. Please note that there are alternate treks with varying durations for the same.
ITINERARY: SACRED VALLEY + INCA TRAIL TREK
- Day 1 / Lima (154 m/505 ft) to Cusco (3,400 m/11,200 f): 1h 25 m flight time
- Fly from Lima to Cusco. Transfer to hotel. City Tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Cusco.
- Day 2 / Ollantaytambo (2,792 m/9,160 ft)
- Sacred Valley Tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Ollantaytambo.
- Day 3 / Ayapata (3,300 m/10,829 ft)
- We will start trekking today. After a day’s trek our campsite for the night is at Ayapata (3300m / 10829ft) which is a little further along the trail than most groups go; as we're camping further up the trail the next day's trek up to the pass is a little easier for us and with fewer tourists at the campsite we can enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful place.
- Day 4 / Ayapata – Chaquicocha (3,600 m/11,800 ft)
- Today is the hardest day of the trek; with 2 high passes (Dead Woman's Pass is the highest at 4200m / 13779ft) to cross and nearly 16 km to walk today testing your fintness. Today we get fantastic views of the high mountain ranges as we cross the 2 passes and will have the chance to visit 2 Inca sites (Runcuraccay and Sayacmarca). Overnight tent at Chaquicocha.
- Day 5 / Chacuicocha – Winay Wayna (2,680 m/8,792 ft)
- With visits to 2 Inca sites (Phuyupatamarca and Winay Wayna) this is by far one of the most impressive days of the trek. Our campsite for tonight is at Winay Wayna (2680m / 8792ft), which we will arrive to be early afternoon.
- Day 6 / Winay Wayna – Machu Pichhu (2,430 m/7,972 ft)
- Today is the D-Day of the trek. Wake up early you head straight to the checkpoint to enter Machu Picchu and once the site opens can carry on to the Sun Gate where you'll get your first fantastic views of Machu Picchu. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.
- Day 7 / Cusco
- Today is a free day in Cusco, where you could explore the beautiful city, its markets and do some souvenir shopping as well.
- Day 8 / Depart Cusco
- Accommodation with meals wherever mentioned.
- Return transfers: Airport-Hotel- Airport.
- City tour “Group service” + entrances fees (boleto turistico + entrance to Qoricancha and Cathedral).
- Sacred Valley “Group service” + entrances fee + buffet Lunch.
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+.
- Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment.
- Personal porter to carry 8kg of your personal effects.
- Pick-up from your hotel.
- Transportation by bus to Km82.
- Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco.
- Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own).
- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs.
- 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers.
- Sleeping foam mattress.
- Oxygen bottle.
- First aid kit.
- Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
- Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us).
- Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4.
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
- Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
- International airfare and visa.
- Any item not mentioned in inclusions.
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