14-Day In-Depth Peru Vacation
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Admire incredible landscapes and spot wildlife in the Colca Canyon
- Meet local inhabitants in the picturesque Lake Titicaca
- Marvel at the Inca structures and cultures in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
- Fly over the enigmatic Nazca and Palpa Lines for an impressive panoramic view
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- Day 1
Upon arrival in Lima, the capital of Peru, you will be greeted by our representative and escorted to your hotel in Miraflores District. After check-in, recover from the jet lag in your room or step out to explore this coastal city on your own.
Optional: A Lima Culinary join-in group tour (afternoon session from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm) is recommended if you are interested in Peruvian gastronomy.
- Day 2
After breakfast, be escorted to the airport for a 90-minute flight to Arequipa, the colonial-era capital of Peru’s Arequipa Region. Upon arrival, proceed to the Carmen Alto viewpoint (Mirador de Carmen Alto) for fabulous overviews of the city and its surroundings, including verdant farmlands, mountains, volcanos and the Chili River. Head for the Yanahuara viewpoint to overlook the city with volcanoes being its background.
Later, pay a visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery, one of the most fascinating religious buildings in Peru with picturesque plazas and mazy streets. Finally, tour the downtown area to see the Plaza de Armas, the Basilica Cathedral and the Church & Cloisters of the Jesus Company (Iglesia de la Compañía).
- Day 3
After breakfast, start a tour of the Colca Canyon (shared service), one of the deepest canyons in the world. Go by the foot of the Chachani Volcano, stop at the Pampa de Arrieros and the Pampa Canahuas in the Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve, where you will observe cute vicunas. Continue the tour to Patapampa, en route you will spot various bird species. Stop at the Andes viewpoint at 4900 MASL for majestic sights of the volcanoes surrounding Arequipa City.
After that, set off to the traditional town of Chivay for overnight.
- Day 4
After breakfast, explore another part of the Colca Canyon (shared service). Head to the Cruz del Condor, the most popular lookout for viewing the canyon and the majestic flight of condors (depending on the weather). On the way back, visit the towns of Pinchollo, Maca, and Yanque. Go up to the Antahuilque and Choquetico viewpoints to admire the fantastic views of the Andes.
After the tour, check out of your hotel and transfer to Chivay Station to take a 6-hour bus to Puno. En route, you will be amazed at the Andean landscapes, including stone forests and beautiful lagoons. Upon arrival at Puno Station, be escorted to your hotel.
- Day 5
After breakfast, join a full-day shared tour to Lake Titicaca, a shimmering deep blue lake home to highland cultures. Stop by the Uros Floating Islands to meet local inhabitants dressed in colorful costumes. Later, head to the beautiful Taquile Island to enjoy a homemade lunch made by locals while admiring a fantastic view of the lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 6
Get up early this morning to take a shared bus to Cusco. En route drop by some significant archaeological and cultural sites like Pukara, La Raya, Raqchi and San Pedro Church in the town of Andahuaylillas. Upon arrival in Cusco, be escorted to your hotel by your private driver.
- Day 7
After breakfast, start a Cusco city tour. Stroll around the Plaza de Armas, a vibrant space featuring broad stone pathways and well-maintained lush gardens. Visit the magnificent Cusco Cathedral in the northeast side of the plaza, a building with Renaissance style containing nearly 400 colonial paintings.
Later, stop at the Santo Domingo Convent to admire its both Incan and Spanish architecture. Finally, visit four archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Quenco, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara (panoramic). This afternoon is at your leisure.
- Day 8
After breakfast, head for the Sacred Valley. Firstly, visit the Pisac Archaeological Park located on the slopes of a mountain. Then proceed to the colorful Pisac Market for a peek into local lifestyle. Finally, reach to the Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo to see amazing Incan buildings and stonework.
After that, be escorted to the train station for your train to Aguas Calientes (your guide will not go with you for the train ride). Upon arrival, be greeted and escorted to your hotel.
Overnight: Aguas Calientes
- Day 9
After breakfast, take a shuttle bus (30-minute ride, the bus ticket is included) up to the Machu Picchu located on a mountain of 2,430 meters above sea level. It is a mysterious 15th-century Inca citadel where you will marvel at the intricate stone constructions, massive agricultural terraces, and awe-inspiring hilltop views.
After the tour, take a shuttle bus back to the town, and then head to the train station for your train to Poroy Station in Cusco. Upon arrival, be greeted and escorted to your hotel.
- Day 10
Today is a free day. You can stroll around this historical city, capture some great pictures, and shop for some souvenirs.
- Day 11
After breakfast, take a flight to Lima. Upon arrival, be escorted to your hotel by your driver.
In the afternoon, sightsee this charming city. Head for the downtown area to visit the Main Plazas (Plaza Mayor), the Government Palace, the Monastery of San Francisco (Convento de San Francisco) and the Catacombs built under it. Proceed to San Isidro District, a quarter with many beautiful gardens, parks and neo-classic architecture. Here you will visit the Huaca Huallamarca, a 6th-century pre-Inca pyramid nested among high buildings.
After that, return to Miraflores district, roam around the lovely Park of Love and unique Larcomar Shopping Center while enjoying gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean.
Note: Huaca Huallamarca is closed on Mondays.
- Day 12
After breakfast, be escorted to the bus station for a shared bus to the town of Paracas (about 3.5-hour ride). Upon arrival, be escorted to the airdrome to take an aircraft (shared service) to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the enigmatic Nazca and Palpa Lines.
After that, be transferred to your hotel in Paracas.
- Day 13
After breakfast, cruise the Pacific Ocean to reach the Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve, where you will see impressive Candelabra geoglyph, Humboldt penguins, abundant marine life and the famous La Catedral rock formation.
After the tour, be transferred to the bus station for a 3.5-hour shared bus back to Lima.
- Day 14
After breakfast, be escorted to the airport for your flight home.
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