Imagine Peru

Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

From $4100 per person in low season
From $5300 per person in high season

based on 10 nights & selected experiences

Price Guide:

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    Mid
  12. Dec
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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Shared transfers

  • Selected experiences

Based on 2 adults sharing

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At a Glance

  • This carefully designed itinerary is perfect for those short on time, it maximizes the experiences you have on the ground and allows you to get a real flavor of Peru in just over a week.

  • From the modern coastal capital Lima, to the ancient capital of Cusco and the long-lost city of Machu Picchu, you will experience a journey of stark contrasts.

  • Explore world-class museums and indulge in gastronomic delights, discover bustling colorful markets and visit famous Inca ruins.

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Best time to Visit

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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. 

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Famed for its outstanding diversity, this short and sweet trip really captures the essence of Peru, combining stunning landscapes with picturesque colonial charm and ancient treasures, we are sure it will leave you wanting more.

  1. Fly to Lima

  2. Days 1-3: Lima and the Desert Coast

    Upon arriving in Lima you’ll be whisked off to your hotel in the trendy Miraflores district. During your time in the capital you’ll uncover some of the city’s highlights on a guided tour and at your own leisure we suggest exploring the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco with its cool pavement cafes, interesting museums and quirky boutiques. There’s a lovely coastal walkway along the top of the cliffs in Miraflores, you can watch paragliders swooping across the sky and surfers fooling around in the waves below. This is also an ideal spot to enjoy your first Pisco Sour whilst the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, and be sure to book a table at one of the city's top restaurants, where exotic and unusual ingredients result in innovative fusion dishes.

    Accommodation: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-5: Sacred Valley

    You’ll need to board a flight to reach Cusco before transferring straight across to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a beautiful region rich in nature, culture and ancient wonders. This is the perfect base for your introduction to the history of the Incas, with many culturally important sites and adventurous activities on offer. Lower lying than Cusco, the Sacred valley forms the gateway to Machu Picchu, thus making it ideal for acclimatising to the altitude here.

    Accommodation: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Sacred Valley (2 nights)

  4. Days 5-6: Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

    Jump on the train and watch out of the window as the scenery changes from snow-capped mountains to fast flowing rivers and tropical jungle as you arrive into Aguas Calientes, the town at the foothills of Machu Picchu. It’s then a short zip-zag bus up to the entrance of the world-famous lost city where you’ll enjoy a guided visit exploring the main sections of the ruins whilst learning about the area’s fascinating history and those who once lived there. The American explorer Hiram Bingham “rediscovered” it in 1911, by which time it was completely buried beneath jungle vegetation. After a busy morning you’ll be thankful for the delicious lunch served at the nearby Sanctuary Lodge before heading back down to Aguas Calientes where you’ll have time to go souvenir shopping and stay for the night.

    Accommodation: El MaPi (1 night)

  5. Days 6-9: Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

    You’ll have the morning free in Aguas Calientes to do as you please. Perhaps you just want to relax or visit the hot springs that give the town its name. The more adventurous may choose to hike up to one of the vantage points high above Machu Picchu for a literally breath-taking bird’s eye view of the citadel down below. In the afternoon, you’ll board the train all the way back to Cusco where you’ll stay for the last few nights of this trip. It’s a vibrant and enticing city, oozing with a rich eclectic history reflected in its intricate Inca temples, fancy baroque churches and colonial architecture. There are lively traditional markets, bustling plazas, boutique galleries and museums, trendy hotels and an ever-growing number of gourmet restaurants. Whilst we have included a guided half-day city to introduce you to some of the highlights, it’s easy enough to then explore the rest of Cusco at your own pace.

    Accommodation: Casa Andina Premium Cusco (3 nights)

  6. Days 9-11: Lake Titicaca

    Travel to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake which straddles the border between Peru and Bolivia. The lake is famed for its unique floating islands made from reeds, home to the Uros Indians. Enjoy a full day tour of the lake, visiting these unusual islands and learning about local life here, interacting with friendly fishermen and farmers.

    Accommodation: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca (2 nights)

  7. Fly home via Lima

    Enjoy a final leisurely breakfast at the hotel and then fly back to Lima, ready to check in for your flight home.

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Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca

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