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Our Ultimate Peru Holiday: Classics Redefined

Machu Picchu at its quietest; Titicaca at its most authentic; Colca's condors after the crowds. Enjoy Peru's highlights at their unhurried and peaceful best.

Arriving at Machu Picchu after the crowds are gone. An insider’s tour of Cusco. Uncontrived interactions with local people and time to appreciate the vast landscapes of the Andes. That and more is what transforms this guided private holiday from a grand tour into a true immersion into the places and people, cultures and cuisines of Peru.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Land in Lima

Arrive in the Peruvian capital to be met and transferred to your downtown hotel - a converted colonial house in the artistic Barranco district. Relax this afternoon.
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Day 2 - Explore Lima with your guide

Spend today in the company of our local guide who introduces you to their city. The tour is flexible so ley us know your interests, be it food, history, art or architecture.
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Day 3 - Travel north to colourful Trujillo

Travel north to Trujillo on Peru's Pacific coast. Settle into your comfortable hotel, right on the main square, and then head out to explore the compact colonial city on foot with your guide.
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Day 4 - Visit Chan Chan, eat ceviche

Step back into history as you visit the remains of what was the largest adobe city in the world - the Chimu capital of Chan Chan. Lunch is a freshly prepared dish of ceviche by the coast.
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Day 5 - See the ancient site of El Brujo

Today brings you more fascinating history blended with traditional life. Start with a visit to the El Brujo archaeological site of the Moche culture, end with a traditional horse show.
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Day 6 - Travel to your Amazon lodge

Fly to the Amazon, board the boat to travel up the Tambopata River to your remote jungle lodge. Your local guides help you spot the wildlife along the way.
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Day 7 - Wake up to the sounds of the Amazon

Your first full day in the Amazon. Explore the extensive walkways of the canopy where the wildlife is most active. Spot macaws, monkeys and sloths.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru amazon frog poised branch

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Day 8 - Discover the nocturnal wildlife

Many animals, especially insects, amphibians, and reptiles hide during the day and this is a great opportunity to find tree frogs, snakes and insects.
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Day 9 - Travel to the Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco in the Andean highlands. You are met on arrival to travel into the heart of the Sacred Valley with a stop a visit the hilltop Inca fortress of Pisac. Settle in to your comfortable hotel.
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Day 10 - Experience traditional local life

Spend today in the company of your guide getting to know how people live in the Andean villages. Explore a local market, drink chicha with the locals, and have dinner with a local family.
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Day 11 - Enjoy dramatic scenery and inca ruins

Visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo before the crowds arrive and walk along old mule tracks through rural countryside following a dramatic river canyon.
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Day 12 - Cycle to the salt flats of Maras

Spend the morning cycling your way across the wide-open Chinchero plain, in splendid isolation, before weaving in visits to the unique Moray Inca ruins and the spectacular Maras salt flats.
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Day 13 - Day walk to Machu Picchu

Walk the one-day, ‘Royal’ Inca trail. Arrive at Sun Gate on foot, take in your first views of iconic Machu Picchu in the quiet of the afternoon.
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Day 14 - Explore Machu Picchu with your guide

Spend the afternoon with your guide exploring the remarkable citadel of Machu Picchu, the most enchanting and dramatic of the Inca sites.
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Day 15 - Visit a weaving co-operative

Visit a women's weaving co-operative before walking across the high altitude grasslands towards an Inca staging post high above the city of Cusco.
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Day 16 - Explore Cusco with your guide

Cusco has been known historically as, ‘the navel of the Andes’, and was the unquestionable hub of the Inca Empire. Spend today exploring the city with your guide.
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Day 17 - Free day to rest, relax, explore Cusco

Today is yours to relax and enjoy more of Cusco. Visit some historic sites or you may prefer to wander and enjoy some of the city's fantastic cuisine and a pisco sour.
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Day 18 - Travel by train to Lake Titicaca

Take the scenic train from Cusco across the high altiplano to the shores of Lake Titicaca, watching the landscape change completely on the way.
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Day 19 - Spend the day on Lake Titicaca

Spend the day on the crystal waters of Titicaca, visiting floating islands made of reeds and the ‘weaver’s island’ of Taquile.
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Day 20 - Travel to the beautiful Colca Canyon

Travel west to the Colca Canyon taking in the dramatic scenery along the way. Arrive at your lovely lodge with its own hot springs.
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Day 21 - Enjoy the natural hot springs

Today is yours to sit back, take it all in, and enjoy your comfortable surroundings. There are optional tours you can take in and around the area, or relax in the natural hot springs,
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Day 22 - Discover the canyon with your guide

Today your guide introduces you yo the beautiful canyon. They will lead you on three different short walks over the course of the day to showcase the variety of wildlife, culture and scenery.
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Day 23 - Visit the condor viewpoint before travelling to Arequipa

Leave Colca today via the famous condor viewpoint and enjoy a short walk around the canyon. Continue to the lovely colonial city of Arequipa.
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Day 24 - Explore Arequipa with your guide

Spend the morning with your guide exploring this beautiful city, including the chance to visit the Santa Catalina convent. This evening try one of Arequipa's excellent restaurants.
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Day 25 - Head for home

Enjoy your final morning before transferring back to the airport for your flight back to Lima, connecting with your international flights home.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru lima view of the cathedral church and the main square in the down town

1 of 25

Day 1 - Land in Lima

Arrive in the Peruvian capital to be met and transferred to your downtown hotel - a converted colonial house in the artistic Barranco district. Relax this afternoon.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru lima street mural

2 of 25

Day 2 - Explore Lima with your guide

Spend today in the company of our local guide who introduces you to their city. The tour is flexible so ley us know your interests, be it food, history, art or architecture.
Images itinerary images original 8qixakfz2nykq0ud1wc941djwkhe1e20 peru trujillo colonial plaza c sarah pura20190726 22552 dbe4x0

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Day 3 - Travel north to colourful Trujillo

Travel north to Trujillo on Peru's Pacific coast. Settle into your comfortable hotel, right on the main square, and then head out to explore the compact colonial city on foot with your guide.
Images itinerary images original ldccfh36u3n6pdikut7uogdcb3lr41j2 peru north chan chan ruins trujillo peru20190726 7269 3cbfxz

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Day 4 - Visit Chan Chan, eat ceviche

Step back into history as you visit the remains of what was the largest adobe city in the world - the Chimu capital of Chan Chan. Lunch is a freshly prepared dish of ceviche by the coast.
Images itinerary images original hq2bp06w5ebzg1dkzpw3hhf49vamd49v peru trujillo el brujo c sarah pura120190726 2642 1tam0dr

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Day 5 - See the ancient site of El Brujo

Today brings you more fascinating history blended with traditional life. Start with a visit to the El Brujo archaeological site of the Moche culture, end with a traditional horse show.
Images itinerary images original 81zyhl48fdpq0vj4aqze7u2dokhx18th brazil amazon reflect of the jungle on the water of the river20180425 3139 1bx3xyl

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Day 6 - Travel to your Amazon lodge

Fly to the Amazon, board the boat to travel up the Tambopata River to your remote jungle lodge. Your local guides help you spot the wildlife along the way.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru amazon blue yellow macaws

7 of 25

Day 7 - Wake up to the sounds of the Amazon

Your first full day in the Amazon. Explore the extensive walkways of the canopy where the wildlife is most active. Spot macaws, monkeys and sloths.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru amazon frog poised branch

8 of 25

Day 8 - Discover the nocturnal wildlife

Many animals, especially insects, amphibians, and reptiles hide during the day and this is a great opportunity to find tree frogs, snakes and insects.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru sacred valley sacred valley of the incas urubamba valley it is located in the present day peruvian region of cusco

9 of 25

Day 9 - Travel to the Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco in the Andean highlands. You are met on arrival to travel into the heart of the Sacred Valley with a stop a visit the hilltop Inca fortress of Pisac. Settle in to your comfortable hotel.
Images itinerary images original wguzt3j08do8qpgesrqhe3qo418bf407 peru sacred valley pisac bakery oven20200619 31102 vad3m0

10 of 25

Day 10 - Experience traditional local life

Spend today in the company of your guide getting to know how people live in the Andean villages. Explore a local market, drink chicha with the locals, and have dinner with a local family.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru sacred valley walking from pumamarca to ollantaytambo c sarah pura

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Day 11 - Enjoy dramatic scenery and inca ruins

Visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo before the crowds arrive and walk along old mule tracks through rural countryside following a dramatic river canyon.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru sacred valley mountain bike c sarah pura1

12 of 25

Day 12 - Cycle to the salt flats of Maras

Spend the morning cycling your way across the wide-open Chinchero plain, in splendid isolation, before weaving in visits to the unique Moray Inca ruins and the spectacular Maras salt flats.
Images itinerary images original gusj2t4b07mplmh2wk5ji76xjiwh932h peru royal inca trail to machu picchu hiking up steps original20180611 9735 1g22x1n

13 of 25

Day 13 - Day walk to Machu Picchu

Walk the one-day, ‘Royal’ Inca trail. Arrive at Sun Gate on foot, take in your first views of iconic Machu Picchu in the quiet of the afternoon.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru machu picchu c val leal bennett

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Day 14 - Explore Machu Picchu with your guide

Spend the afternoon with your guide exploring the remarkable citadel of Machu Picchu, the most enchanting and dramatic of the Inca sites.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru sacred valley chinchero weavers hands

15 of 25

Day 15 - Visit a weaving co-operative

Visit a women's weaving co-operative before walking across the high altitude grasslands towards an Inca staging post high above the city of Cusco.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru cusco plaza man on bench

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Day 16 - Explore Cusco with your guide

Cusco has been known historically as, ‘the navel of the Andes’, and was the unquestionable hub of the Inca Empire. Spend today exploring the city with your guide.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru cusco peruvians waer a traditional cloth on parade plaza de armas cusco peru

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Day 17 - Free day to rest, relax, explore Cusco

Today is yours to relax and enjoy more of Cusco. Visit some historic sites or you may prefer to wander and enjoy some of the city's fantastic cuisine and a pisco sour.
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Day 18 - Travel by train to Lake Titicaca

Take the scenic train from Cusco across the high altiplano to the shores of Lake Titicaca, watching the landscape change completely on the way.
Images itinerary images original 71e2ukqiiyu88mo45ju70gl4dlbh2zjr peru lake titicaca young children dressed in yellow rowing boat20180131 17361 1myjtqm

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Day 19 - Spend the day on Lake Titicaca

Spend the day on the crystal waters of Titicaca, visiting floating islands made of reeds and the ‘weaver’s island’ of Taquile.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru colca man looking out over canyon

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Day 20 - Travel to the beautiful Colca Canyon

Travel west to the Colca Canyon taking in the dramatic scenery along the way. Arrive at your lovely lodge with its own hot springs.
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21 of 25

Day 21 - Enjoy the natural hot springs

Today is yours to sit back, take it all in, and enjoy your comfortable surroundings. There are optional tours you can take in and around the area, or relax in the natural hot springs,
Images itinerary images original 9gxbplu1zanoju29o5inmhvstjsqjs2d peru colca canyon not identified women in typical clothes caring souvenirs for sale in her bag circa 2013 in chivay peru20160606 16968 16mw2sm

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Day 22 - Discover the canyon with your guide

Today your guide introduces you yo the beautiful canyon. They will lead you on three different short walks over the course of the day to showcase the variety of wildlife, culture and scenery.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru colca canyon condors circling colca canyon

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Day 23 - Visit the condor viewpoint before travelling to Arequipa

Leave Colca today via the famous condor viewpoint and enjoy a short walk around the canyon. Continue to the lovely colonial city of Arequipa.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero peru arequipa volcano el misti overlooks the city arequipa in southern peru arequipa is the second most populous city of the country arequipa lies in the andes mountains

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Day 24 - Explore Arequipa with your guide

Spend the morning with your guide exploring this beautiful city, including the chance to visit the Santa Catalina convent. This evening try one of Arequipa's excellent restaurants.
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Day 25 - Head for home

Enjoy your final morning before transferring back to the airport for your flight back to Lima, connecting with your international flights home.

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