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Adventurous Peru 19 days

Unleash Your Spirit of Adventure in Peru: Explore Untamed Landscapes, Embrace Rich History, and Create Unforgettable Memories.

Adventurous Peru

Adventurous Peru in 18 days offers you the opportunity to explore the unspoiled nature and the long history of Peru. You will start this unique travel experience in Lima, capital of Peru. Visit the beautiful city of Arequipa and continue your journey to the Colca Canyon. In this 3 days Colca Canyon trek you will be impressed by one of the world’s deepest canyons of 4.160m and which is also the habitat of the majestic condor.

Continue your trip with a visit to Lake Titicaca and the beautiful colonial city of Cusco with the majestic Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Following the 4 days Inca Trail, you will find the treasures of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu (UNESCO World Heritage) behind the Sacred Valley between the peaks of the Andes located at 2.430m altitude. Machu Picchu is often referred to as ‘The Lost City of the Inca’s’ and is one of the most famous symbols of the Inca Empire. After all this adventure, you can just relax on the beaches of Paracas before you will be traveling back home.

Day
1
ARRIVAL IN LIMA

Arrival in Lima, upon arrival at the Lima airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay in Lima.

 

Day
2
Culinary & CITY TOUR LIMA

Today you will discover the secrets of Peruvian cuisine. Our culinary adventure begins in a typical “Peruvian market”. Where you will find a wide range of Peruvian products and enjoy unique fruits such as “chirimoya”, “lucuma”, “aguaymanto” and “pacae”. We will visit the exclusive restaurant, where an expert bartender will teach you how to prepare the famous “Pisco Sour”. The chef of the restaurant will prepare with you the delicious “Ceviche” a typical Peruvian dish. Then you will have a delicious lunch with the most representative dishes of Peruvian cuisine. 
In the afternoon we will explore Lima and its majestic past. This excursion offers the best combination of various attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: the pre-latino, colonial and contemporary periods. Lima has known several pre-Columbian cultures dating back thousands of years, but Lima was also part of the Inca Empire. However, Lima was only founded in the year 1535 by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro. During our tour, we will travel along Lima’s millennial history. Overnight  Lima.

 

Day
3
LIMA - AREQUIPA

You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the airport in Lima. This morning you will travel by domestic flight to the beautiful colonial city of Arequipa. Spend the rest of your day at your leisure. Taste traditional Arequipan flavors like stuffed peruvian peppers, or enjoy the amenities in your comfortable hotel. Overnight in Arequipa.

Day
4
AREQUIPA

Today you will see the beautiful colonial Arequipa with its magnificent Santa Catalina Monastery (UNESCO world heritage listed),  visit the San Ignacio Chapel, the imposing Basilica Cathedral, and the Inca ice mummy ‘Juanita’. This mummy was found in the crater of a volcano. Of course, you can also sit on a terrace, relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the impressive volcano Misty. In the evening Arequipa has an exciting and lively nightlife.

Day
5
AREQUIPA - COLCA CANYON

We venture into the Andes for the first time on the tour.  We ascend to an altitude of approximately 4.910 meters before descending again into the Colca Valley. During the trip we enjoy  the extraordinary landscapes of the Reserva Nacional de Salinas y Aguada Blanca, and the majesty of several volcanoes . We spend the night in our lodge in the heart of the valley, here we will relax and enjoy the thermal baths that are part of this volcanic zone, Make sure you pack your swimming suit! 

Day
6
COLCA CANYON

After an early breakfast, we will bring you to one of the highest points of the Canyon to watch the magnificent condor in flight in the Colca Canyon. The Colca Canyon is the world’s deepest canyon, which was formed by the Colca River eroding through the mountains. This harsh landscape and spectacular scenery are home to the majestic Andean Condor. Our tour is conducted by expert local guides, who know the best locations to view the Condor. 

Day
7
COLCA CANYON - PUNO

Today we will transferred per bus to Puno, arriving there late in the evening.  

Day
8
Puno - TITICACA LAKE

We sail to the floating reed islands of Uros. The Uros originally built these artificial islands to escape the Incas. At that time the Incas dominated the mainland. These islands, also called islas flotantes ‘Floating reeds islands’, are made of totora reed, then weave them together. 

New totora reed are thrown on top each time, so that the islands continue to exist, and don’t rot away. After visit Uros, we sail to the Taquile island. Here we visit the island with its many traditions. This gentle lake is home to a myriad of communities, each with their own specific customs and traditions and with folklore often considered to be the richest in Peru.  Later in the day we go back to Puno. 

Day
9
puno - cusco

The trip from Puno to Cuzco takes us on a high and beautiful mountain pass of 4200m. and along wild rivers, steep slopes and Andean villages. Stay overnight in Cusco.  The comfortable, first-class bus maximizes your time by including stops along the way at esteemed archeological sites including Raqchi and the “Sixtine Chapel of the Andes” Andahuaylillas. 

Day
10
CUSCO city tour

Today you will visit the ancient capital of the Inca empire “Cusco”  the most beautiful cities in South America, live the magic mix of this city between traditions and history of the Incas along with the traditions and history of the Spanish. In the afternoon, you’ll go on a walking tour through the top sites in the city of Cusco. You’ll visit the Cusco Cathedral and the most important temple of the Inca’s Empire: Koricancha, your journey continues high above Cusco where the Inca ruins of Q’enqo, Sacasyhuamán, Pukapukara and Tambomachay watch over the city.  You will explore these enigmatic sites with your private guide who will point out important details and little known facts about these fascinating sites. You’ll be dropped off at your Cusco Hotel after your tour for a free evening to relax and rest. 

Day
11
CUSCO - Sacred valley

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, we leave towards the Sacred Valley. Our first stop is Caccacollo, a local community where mainly women work. They will show you their weaving skills. You will have some free time to wander around the cozy local market and enjoy the artisanal local goods.

Next, we stop in Pisaq. Pisaq is an important tourist destination. The Inca ruins located near Pisac used to be an important Inca religious center. After Pisac, we continue our journey along the river to Ollantaytambo, where during lunch we enjoy a delicious “Pachamanca”, an ancient Quechua cooking technique in which food is prepared in leaves under a heated ground.

Pacha means earth and manca means oven in Quechua, the language of the Inca Empire that is still widely spoken in the Sacred Valley and the Andes of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.

The first step here involves making the stones arranged around a wood fire to heat them up. When they are extremely hot, the stones are placed in a pit dug into the earth. The ingredients are arranged on the stones in the order of the cooking time required. The whole heap is covered with spices and finally an organic cloth. Finally, the whole pile is covered with earth, carefully checking that there are no holes through which steam can escape.

After lunch we visit Ollantaytambo. Here you can find the remains of a huge Inca fort where a famous battle took place between the Incas and the Spanish invaders. This battle was still won by the Incas, you’ll see some of the most impressive functioning series of aqueducts and fountains out of all the Incan ruins in Peru. Transfer to the hotel in Urubamba. Here we have time to relax. We stay in the Sacred Valley. 

Day
12
SACRED VALLEY - MACHUPICCHU

Today you have a private transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo, from here we take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes, the starting point for a visit to Machu Picchu. Stay overnight in Aguas Calientes

Day
13
machupicchu

Today we leave early in the morning to the world-famous site of Machu Picchu the” Lost city of the Incas”. Partly due to its ingenious architecture and unique location in the heart of tropical vegetation, this magical place evokes mystery and admiration. The site was discovered in July 1911 by the young American archaeologist Hiram Bingham.

The sunrise view is known as one of the most beautiful views in the world. After this experience, you will be offered a very comprehensive tour by your private English-speaking guide after which you will also have a few hours of free time to spend in the complex. Today you can climb the Huayna Picchu mountain on your own. Climbing Huayna Picchu is optional (not guided by our staff) and is at your own risk and responsibility.

Tickets for the ascent of Mount Huayna Picchu can be booked combined with a ticket for Machu Picchu. Return to Aguas Calientes and we take the train back to Ollantaytambo, from here transfer to Cusco. 

Day
14
CUSCO

Today you can explore again the Cusco city of take a breath from the rigors of touring,  to relax in the peaceful surrounds of the beautiful city of Cusco. 

Day
15
CUSCO - Lima

Enjoy a final breakfast at your Cusco hotel. Our Inca Expert representative will meet you in time to transfer you to the airport to begin your journey back home.

Day
16
LIMA

Today you will visit the ancient capital of the Inca empire “Cusco”  the most beautiful cities in South America, live the magic mix of this city between traditions and history of the Incas along with the traditions and history of the Spanish. In the afternoon, you’ll go on a walking tour through the top sites in the city of Cusco. You’ll visit the Cusco Cathedral and the most important temple of the Inca’s Empire: Koricancha, your journey continues high above Cusco where the Inca ruins of Q’enqo, Sacasyhuamán, Pukapukara and Tambomachay watch over the city.  You will explore these enigmatic sites with your private guide who will point out important details and little known facts about these fascinating sites. You’ll be dropped off at your Cusco Hotel after your tour for a free evening to relax and rest.

Day
17
LIMA

Today you will visit the ancient capital of the Inca empire “Cusco”  the most beautiful cities in South America, live the magic mix of this city between traditions and history of the Incas along with the traditions and history of the Spanish. In the afternoon, you’ll go on a walking tour through the top sites in the city of Cusco. You’ll visit the Cusco Cathedral and the most important temple of the Inca’s Empire: Koricancha, your journey continues high above Cusco where the Inca ruins of Q’enqo, Sacasyhuamán, Pukapukara and Tambomachay watch over the city.  You will explore these enigmatic sites with your private guide who will point out important details and little known facts about these fascinating sites. You’ll be dropped off at your Cusco Hotel after your tour for a free evening to relax and rest.

Day
18
LIMA

Today you will visit the ancient capital of the Inca empire “Cusco”  the most beautiful cities in South America, live the magic mix of this city between traditions and history of the Incas along with the traditions and history of the Spanish. In the afternoon, you’ll go on a walking tour through the top sites in the city of Cusco. You’ll visit the Cusco Cathedral and the most important temple of the Inca’s Empire: Koricancha, your journey continues high above Cusco where the Inca ruins of Q’enqo, Sacasyhuamán, Pukapukara and Tambomachay watch over the city.  You will explore these enigmatic sites with your private guide who will point out important details and little known facts about these fascinating sites. You’ll be dropped off at your Cusco Hotel after your tour for a free evening to relax and rest.

Day
19
LIMA

Today you will visit the ancient capital of the Inca empire “Cusco”  the most beautiful cities in South America, live the magic mix of this city between traditions and history of the Incas along with the traditions and history of the Spanish. In the afternoon, you’ll go on a walking tour through the top sites in the city of Cusco. You’ll visit the Cusco Cathedral and the most important temple of the Inca’s Empire: Koricancha, your journey continues high above Cusco where the Inca ruins of Q’enqo, Sacasyhuamán, Pukapukara and Tambomachay watch over the city.  You will explore these enigmatic sites with your private guide who will point out important details and little known facts about these fascinating sites. You’ll be dropped off at your Cusco Hotel after your tour for a free evening to relax and rest.

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Price indication for this journey

The listed trip price is calculated at low-season rates. For those traveling during the high season, please be aware of an applicable surcharge.

Included in the trip price are:

The domestic flights, 22 nights in premium lodging, exclusive transport, enjoy the mentioned excursions with the guidance of an English-speaking local expert and all meals provided (O = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Eco-Friendly ‘EC’: CO2 compensation for flights (€20 per person)

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