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A comprehensive Peru itinerary that includes the incredible Colca Canyon, the Amazon Rainforest and of course, Machu Picchu
Visit the Amazon Rainforest for an incredible and immersive wildlife experience
Embark on two very special train journeys, from Puno to Cuzco and through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
Observe condors ride the thermals in the Colca Canyon
Visit Juanita the Inca mummy (when on display) in Arequipa, a haunting but amazing experience
April to October is best for time for visiting Peru’s Andean region and main highlights. It is typically sunny in the day and cold at night due to altitude. Heavy rains last from December to end of February with January and February being the wettest months. Peru is very popular in the high season, especially during their many cultural festivals such as Inti Raymi on 24 June, so best to book well in advance.
A comprehensive private tour of Peru taking in all of the key highlights of this incredible and vibrant country. Visit the impressive white city of Arequipa, fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines, take in the dramatic landscapes of the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, colonial Cuzco, the stunning Sacred Valley and the iconic Inca site of Machu Picchu, finishing in the mighty Amazon Rainforest.
Begin your journey in the colonial city of Lima, staying in the artistic Barranco district for one night to ease yourselves in after your international flight. Simply relax or give one of the city’s famous restaurants a try.
From Lima, a three-hour drive brings you to Paracas, a small coastal town which is famous for the nearby Ballestas Islands. These islands are home to an array of wildlife species, from sea lions to dolphins and penguins and can be easily visited on a boat trip from your hotel. From here, it’s also possible to arrange a trip to nearby Nazca, where you can board a tiny propeller plane to observe these mysterious shapes from above (not for those who suffer from motion sickness!)
Return to Lima for one night and spend your remaining time exploring the colonial centre with a guide on a half day tour. Lima has some impressive museums, galleries and an array of fantastic restaurants so you’ll have plenty to fill your time here.
Next stop is Arequipa, nestled in a beautiful valley at the foot of El Misti volcano which provides a spectacular backdrop. Wander the charming colonial streets of the centre with a guide and discover the museum which houses the frozen mummy of a young girl who was thought to have been sacrificed by the Incas hundreds of years ago. There is also an impressive monastery here which you will have the opportunity to visit.
From here you will be driven to the spectacular Colca Canyon, passing snow-capped mountains, lush terraced valleys and Indian villages. Colca Lodge is a small rustic lodge set in the mountains with breathtaking views over the canyon, which is deeper in parts than the Grand Canyon. From nearby Condor Cross, you can watch condors soar gracefully through the air which is a real highlight of a visit to the region.
Continue by road to Puno to the shores of the sacred Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake with spectacular scenery to boot. Here you can visit the famed floating reed islands of the Uros Indians, who use Totora reeds for multiple uses, whether as building materials, medicine, arts and crafts and even snacks.
Then board a train for a scenic journey through the Andean altiplano to Cuzco. A short road transfer will bring you to the serene Sacred Valley of the Incas which is rich with rolling landscapes and is perfect for walking, horse riding and a number of other adventurous activities. There are a number of Inca sites here too and many colourful local villages and markets for those who prefer something more cultural.
Travel by train to the ’Lost City’ of Machu Picchu, nestled high on a cloud-draped ridge and shrouded in mystery. Explore these incredible ruins whilst staying in the village of Aguas Calientes just below. Expert guides will bring to life the history of one of the Inca’s greatest legacies.
Return to Cuzco by train for a final blast of culture in the former Inca capital. This enchanting city has colourful market stalls, great museums and architecture from the colonial and Inca eras and is a wonderful place to spend a few days exploring either with a guide or independently if you prefer.
The final stop on your Peru adventure is the Amazon Rainforest, flying from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado for a stay at one of Peru’s best Amazon lodges. Spend three nights here, exploring by canoe or on foot and observing an amazing array of exotic wildlife and birdlife. Get under the skin of the indigenous culture and learn about conservation efforts of the locals to protect this incredible ecosystem.
Come eye to eye with the primates and birds that live in the treetops of the Amazon rainforest from the canopy walkways at Reserva Amazonica. Towers and hanging bridges link their way through the forest offering a unique perspective.
Explore the magical city of Cuzco on foot with a local guide visiting the highlights from Qoricancha Temple, known as the heart of the Inca Empire, as well as local markets, where you can shop for fine silver, ceramics and famed alpaca crafts.
Explore the Peruvian Amazon, meandering along its rivers and waterways by boat or exploring on foot. Your guide will introduce you to the fascinating flora and fauna here, from the tiniest insects to the colourful birdlife.
A beautiful oxbow lake, home to some truly unique wildlife including the endangered giant river otter, red howler monkeys, macaws and side-neck turtles. The lake's mirror-like reflections and resident wildlife provide countless photographic opportunities.
Enjoy a private guided tour of Lima to discover "The City of Kings", as it was named by its founder Francisco Pizarro is 1535 is now a bustling metropolis, with a vibrant food and art scene.
On arrival at Aguas Calientes train station you will be met by your guide and assisted with boarding the 30 minute bus journey to the ruins. You will be able to take lunch before meeting your guide again to start your tour.
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