Lima, Nazca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Amazon, the North Coast & Mancora
Day 1; Arrive to Lima, pickup, transfer to your hotel & overnight
On arrival to Lima our represetnative will be waiting for you and will take you straight to your hotel in the upscale neighborhood of Miraflores or Barranco. The rest of the day you have free to relax and unwind.
Day 2; Full day exploration of Lima
To start your Peru trip the right way, today we will collect you for a full day exploration of the proud capital Lima. Nicknamed the City of Kings, this city has something to offer for every type of traveler. History, art, culture, nightlife and of course the newest star in the spotlight; the culinary scene.
Day 3; Travel to the Peruvian South for a desert adventure
In the morning you will be collected and taken to the city of Ica about 4 hours south of Lima. Ica is the heart of the Peruvian wine country and offers a whole new perspective on Peru. Fata Morgana-like desert with some of the highest dunes on the planet. In the afternoon you will enjoy a buggy ride through the desert completed by an amazing sunset that is so typical for these deserts.
Day 4; Boat excursion to the Ballestas Islands and flight over the Nazca Lines
This day is all about gettting to know the marvels of the South Coast. Our first stop of the day is Paracas where you will embark your boat taking you to the Ballestas Islands. Penguins, Sea Lions and even Dolphins and Condors can be seen at these protected Islandsa in front of the coast. Arriving back to the mainland we will return to Ica where you will embark the plane taking you to fly over the massive and mysterious Nazca Lines. After the flight you will depending on the level either head back to Lima for the night or have some free time at a local hotel in Nazca before your overnight VIP tourist coach to Arequipa.
Day 5; Arrive to Arequipa and afternoon guided excursion of the city
Depending on your preferences you will either arrive to Arequipa by flight or tourist coach and will be welcomed to the “White City”. You will be taken to the hotel and in the afternoon can enjoy a private guided excursion of the town as well as the Santa Catalina Monastery. Optional you can also visit the museum of Juanita the Ice Maiden.
Day 6; Guided excursion to the Colca Canyon & overnight
From Arequipa we will set course for the Colca Canyon. The drive will take about 3 hours and en route we will stop at several interesting points. One of these stops we will be at the literally breathtaking Volcano Viewing point at almost 5,000m. (16,000ft.) above sea level. From here we will descend into the Canyon where your hotel is located. In the afternoon you will have the chance to visit one of the thermal baths in the Canyon, known for its healing powers.
Day 7; Visit to the Cruz del Condor & travel to Lake Titicaca
Today will be an early morning departure as we will have to get to the Cruz del Condor viewing point early. In the morning the thermal winds are best for the Andean Condors and therefore chances highest to spot these majestic birds flying overhead. From here we will start on the next leg of our trip to Lake Titicaca. The drive will take about 5 hours and en route you will stop at several interesting viewing points. In Puno on the shores of the lake we will take you to your hotel.
Day 8; Full day visit to Lake Titicaca and the Islands of Uros & Taquile
This day you will enjoy navigating the waters of one of the highest lakes on the planet. We will start the day with a visit to the floating islands of Uros and its typical population. People have been living on these islands made of reed for centuries. From here we will visit another typical but natural island, Taquile. Taquile island is a calm heaven surrounded by the deep blue lake and the snowcapped mountains on the shores. After a nice lunch you will return to Puno and your hotel.
Day 9; Full day highland crossing from Puno to Cusco
In the early morning you will be collected from your hotel and taken either to the bus terminal or train station for your next trip. Today you will be traveling to Cusco following the route of the Incas. This day trip is either done by tourist coach stopping en route at 4 beautiful Inca and pre Inca sites or you can travel in an original Pullman Train with the luxury Titicaca Train through this beautiful highland pampa. On arrival to Cusco your will be taken to your hotel.
Day 10; Free morning & afternoon guided excursion of the city and surroundings
This morning you have free at leisure to explore Cusco on your own account. The central location of your hotel will make it easy to get around and enjoy this fascinating city. In the early afternoon you will be collected for a guided visit to the historic city as well Sacsayhuaman and three other impressive Inca ruins surrounding the city.
Day 11; Full day guided excursion to the Sacred Valley
From Cusco we will head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas today. Here we will visit the typical Pisac farmers and artisan market but also enjoy a guided visit of two well-known Inca fortresses; Pisac and Ollantaytambo. In the afternoon we will take you to your hotel in the valley where you can enjoy the peacefulness of this beautiful valley.
Day 12; Train journey to Machu Picchu & guided visit
Today we will collect you in the morning from your Sacred Valley Hotel and take you to the train station for your train to Machu Picchu. On arrival you will be welcome and by bus taken to this amazing site where you will enjoy a private guided visit. After some free time in the afternoon you can head back to town where your hotel is located.
Day 13; Morning visit to Machu Picchu, hike Huayna Picchu and return to Cusco
On day two of your Machu Picchu visit you can head up to site in the early morning and enjoy the day on your own pace. If available we will also include the ticket to climb Huayna Picchu. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo and from here returned to Cusco where you will be taken to your hotel.
Day 14; Travel to the Tambopata National Park
In the early morning you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the Cusco airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Puerto Maldonado is located in South Peru and is one of the most diverse parks in the country. From Puerto Maldonado you will travel in boat to your jungle lodge for your jungle adventure.
Day 15; Full day guided jungle excursions & activities
This day is a day full of adventure. Today you will be undertaking several fantastic jungle activities such as for instance; jungle hikes, canoe trips, birdwatching trips, canopy walkways and even nocturnal observation walk.
Day 16; Travel to Chiclayo on the Peruvian North Coast
In the morning we will return by boat to Puerto Maldonado and the airport for your flight to Lima where you can connect with a flight to Trujillo on the North Coast. Trujillo is known as the City of the Eternal spring due to its mild climate and provides a nice change of climate and scenery from the Andean Highlands and jungle. On arrival you will be welcomed and taken to your hotel in the center of town. The rest of the afternoon & evening you have free at leisure.
Day 17; Full day visit to Trujillo, Chan Chan, Huanchaco and Huaca de La Luna
Today we will have a full day to enjoy the amazing sites in and around Trujillo. We will first explore the city center with its historic buildings and square. From here we will head to Chan Chan, the largest adobe structure on the planet. This huge archeological site is one of the nicest in Peru. From here we will head to the fishermen’s town of Huanchaco before ending our day at the beautiful Huaca de la Luna.
Day 18; Flight to Talara via Lima and private transfer to the beaches of Mancora
In the morning you will fly to Lima and in Lima connect with your flight to Talara in the far north at the border with Ecuador. On arrival you will be collected and taken to Mancora/Vichayitos where you can find the best beaches of Peru as well as the best beach hotels. The weather here is warm all year round providing the perfect spot to unwind for a couple of days.
Day 19; Free time in Mancora / Vichayitos
This day is free to enjoy the beach to the fullest; water sports, seafood, doing nothing, whatever you feel like most. The waves in Mancora are great for some surf practice so ever you wanted to know what surfing feels like here is your chance.
Day 20; Return to the airport for your flight to Lima
Depending on your flight schedule you will be collected from the hotel and taken back to the airport for your flight to Lima.