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The Colors of Peru

Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley

A comprehensive private tour of Peru visiting Arequipa, the dramatic landscapes of the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, colonial Cuzco and the stunning Sacred Valley with a visit to the majestic Machu Picchu Inca ruins and enjoying wonderful train journeys.

At a Glance

  • A comprehensive Peruvian itinerary that includes the incredible Colca Canyon

  • Two very special train journeys, from Puno to Cuzco and through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

  • Visiting Juanita the Inca mummy (when on display) in Arequipa

  • Seeing condors ride the thermals at the Colca Canyon

  • Haggling in the markets of Chinchero or Pisac

Adventure, Culture, Rail, Wildlife

Description

Begin your journey in the colonial city of Lima in the artistic Barranco district before flying to Arequipa, nestled in a beautiful valley at the foot of El Misti volcano. From here you will be driven to the spectacular Colca Canyon, passing snow-capped mountains, lush terraced valleys and Indian villages. The Colca Lodge is a small rustic lodge set in the mountains with breathtaking views over the canyon. From nearby Condor Cross, you can watch condors soar gracefully through the air.

Continue by road to Puno to the shores of the sacred Lake Titicaca where you can visit the famed floating reed islands of the Uros Indians. Then board the Andean Explorer for a scenic train ride through the Andean altiplano to Cuzco. This enchanting city has colorful market stalls, great museums and architecture from the colonial and Inca eras.

From Cuzco you will travel 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. Expert guides will bring to life the history of one of the Inca’s greatest legacies.

Finish in the serene Sacred Valley, staying in a charming property near Urubamba set in beautiful gardens, a perfect place to relax or explore the surrounding markets, villages and mountains and perhaps indulge in a spa treatment or two.

Please see our Original Itinerary below. This is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Lima
1 night

Lima, Peru

Hotel B
2 nights

Arequipa, Peru

Casa Andina Premium Arequipa
2 nights

Colca Canyon, Peru

Colca Lodge
2 nights

Puno, Peru

Libertador Puno
3 nights

Cuzco

Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa
1 night

Aguas Calientes, Peru

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
2 nights

Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru

Hotel Sol y Luna
Fly home (via Lima)

Location & Directions

Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley

This itinerary begins at El Olivar Hotel in Lima, located on Pancho Fierro in the attractive business and residential district of San Isidro. From there its onto Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa, situated on a quiet street in the heart of Arequipa's historic district, the hotel is just steps from the entrance of the famed Santa Catalina Convent. Then to the Colca Lodge, 170km north from Arequipa City in the middle of the Colca Valley. Next to Libertador Puno on Esteves Island on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Then the Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco, located 3 blocks from the Cuzco's central square. From there to Inkaterra Machu Picchu which is a 20-minute drive to the Machu Picchu, located at Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes village). Then onto the final destination Hotel Sol y Luna, which is near the town of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley and approximately 2-hours train ride away from Machu Picchu.

When to go

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.

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