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Highlights of Peru - 13-Day Group Tour

Highlights of Peru
13-Day Small Group Tour
Starting from £2,899 per person

Holidaysplease are delighted to announce our collaboration with Latin America travel specialist, Latin Routes to bring you the ultimate tour of Peru!

Explore the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, stand at the edge of Lake Titicaca; the world’s highest navigable lake, discover the world-famous Sacred Valley and more in this action-packed holiday!

As well as a fabulous itinerary, carefully designed by Peru travel specialists, you can customize your stay by choosing from the ‘cultural’, ‘local’, 'gastronomic' or ‘active’ experiences on offer in the bucket-list cities of Lima & Cusco.

Here’s What’s Included…

A fantastic group tour itinerary with a maximum of 16 guests
Customized experiences on days 2 & 9
Economy class domestic flights
3 & 4-star accommodation
A dedicated Tour Leader & expert local guides
All excursions listed with entrance fees
All domestic transport
All meals as stated
*See below for day-by-day inclusions

Itinerary Summary…

Days 1 & 2 - Lima
Day 3 - Arequipa
Days 4 & 5 - Colca Canyon
Days 6 & 7 - Lake Titicaca
Days 8 & 9 - Cusco
Day 10 - Machu Picchu
Day 11 - Cusco
Day 12 - Lima
Day 13 - Depart Lima

Here’s What You’ll Get Up To…

Day 1 – Arrive in vibrant Lima, the capital of Peru, and head to the popular district of Miraflores for your first night’s stay.

Day 2 – Awake to a hotel breakfast and depart on your choice of adventure…

Cultural Experience – Enjoy a guided tour of Lima’s top sights, including the photo-worthy Cathedral and main square.

Gastronomic Experience – Take a foodie tour into a traditional Peruvian market, then use fresh ingredients to prepare and sample some tempting local dishes.

Active Experience – Jump on a bicycle and enjoy a riding tour of Lima’s cultural hotspots, including the colourful district of Barranco, known for artists and captivating street art.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Enjoy breakfast before taking a morning flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival, you will join a guided tour of the city’s stunning colonial structures and a 16th century monastery, still in use today!

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4 – This day will be a feast for the eyes as you travel through the altiplano towards Colca Canyon. The journey takes around 5 hours in total, with plenty of opportunities to get out and appreciate the scenery.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 – Rise early in the morning in search of condors soaring across the incredible Colca Canyon! A day for wildlife lovers, your guide will help you spot various creatures residing in this impressive habitat.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 – Travel from Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. The journey takes between 5 to 6 hours, accompanied with fantastic scenery and entertaining stories from your Tour Leader to keep you occupied.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7 – Home to multiple indigenous communities for hundreds of years, the stunning Lake Titicaca is best appreciated from a vantage point with panoramic views. Alongside this bucket-list sight, guests are greeted by a small restaurant with a menu of freshly-caught fish and local dishes.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8 – As you travel on the tourist bus towards Cusco, you will stop off in the town of Andahuaylillas. Nestled between the green hills, this town is well-known for an incredibly ornate 17th century church. You will then embark on a guided visit of the Raqchi archaeological site before visiting your final excursion of the day, La Raya, the highest point in the area with amazing photo opportunities.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 9 – Today you will get to choose from another three activities…

Cultural Experience – Embark on a detailed tour of the Sacred Valley, including the Moray archaeological site, the Maras salt mines and Ollantaytambo; one of the largest Inca complexes in the country. You will then have some free time to wander through the local streets and markets.

Local Experience – Meet with the local community within the Sacred Valley, who are renowned for the craft of colourful alpaca textiles. Misminay is a fascinating community of 100 families who live at a staggering 3,700 meters altitude! Enjoy a warm welcome and learn about their lifestyle through multiple engaging activities.

Active Experience – Set out on a trek to see the stunning Humantay Lagoon, set against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains.

Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 10 – Receive an early awakening to begin the journey worth waiting for… Machu Picchu! After a train journey, followed by a bus ride, you will reach this Wonder of the World, enjoying a tour, a delicious lunch and some free time to appreciate this Incan citadel.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 – Receive a second entry to Machu Picchu to enjoy a morning of leisurely explorations or an optional hike to the Sun Gate. In the afternoon, you will then take the train back to the city of Cusco.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 – Discover the Sacsayhuamán fortress on the outskirts of Cusco before joining a walking tour of the local area. This is the perfect time to find souvenirs as your tour will take you to a local market filled with fresh produce and handmade goods. After your sightseeing, you will be transferred to the airport and board a flight to Lima, where you will spend your final night.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 – Your Highlights of Peru tour has come to an end, yet you have a couple of hours to say goodbye to Lima and make final purchases. You will then be taken to the airport to begin your journey home.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Tour dates are available from April to October 2022, starting from £2,899 per person – Enquire for options*

Are you looking to book our fantastic Highlights of Peru tour? Place an enquiry today and allow one of our Personal Travel Experts to begin planning your trip!

*Tour places are subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. Selected departure dates may result in cost changes. The above package is exclusive of flights but we can source these for you.

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