During this 8-day journey, live like a local as you stroll through markets, sample culinary delights, and admire Lima’s eclectic arts scene. Fall in love with captivating stories of the Inca and pre-Inca civilizations, and marvel at Lima’s bustling streets that are full of the citrus aromas of Peru's world-famous ceviche. The cobbled streets of postcolonial Arequipa offer glimpses into Spanish influence while Lake Titicaca and Rainbow Mountain provide stunning and natural beauty.
Lima - International Arrival
As you touch down along the glistening shorelines of the Pacific Ocean in Peru’s capital of Lima, you will catch your first glimpse of the beautiful country. You will make your way through customs, where you will be met by your diver and transferred to your luxurious accommodation in the neighborhood of Miraflores. This afternoon, you will have the opportunity for self-guided exploration in the city's center. When you are ready, you can venture into charming bookstores and coffee shops before meandering down the cobbled streets of Lima's downtown during an introductory tour. Near the end of your tour, you can wander through Parque del Amor and around the area's scenic lighthouse before choosing from a gamut of dining options along the water.
Lima - Ceviche Sampler Event
Rainbow Mountain - Breathtaking Views
Arequipa - Venture to San Camilo Market
Puno - Fresh Lake Trout Dinner
Lake Titicaca - Scenic Boat Ride
Lima - Tour the Barranco District
Lima - Departure
- Uncover Peru's ancient past when you step into Lima's renowned Larco Museum
- Marvel at Miraflores' illustrious coastline and tuck into the tantalizing flavors of authentic ceviche
- Summit Rainbow Mountain and capture pictures with the mesmerizing backdrop of multi-colored hues
- Stroll through Arequipa's frenzied Plaza de Armas and sample endemic fruits at the San Camilo Market
- Venture inside Puno's ornate cathedral and bite into fresh lake trout along the perimeter of the famous Lake Titicaca
- Partake in a scenic boat ride around Lake Titicaca and mount the curious Uros Islands as you learn about these artificial, floating landmasses
- Indulge in an exquisite three-course meal in Miraflores and get lost in the artistic Barranco District
As you set out to explore the enchanting country of Peru, you will be in for the trip of a lifetime. In the capital city of Lima, soothing acoustic melodies will fill the air as couples stroll at a leisurely pace through the luscious gardens of Parque del Amor. Furthermore, street vendors may grill enticing combinations of potatoes, meat, onion, and peppers to delight the taste buds of every passerby. After touching down in Lima, you will spend your first few days in Peru, where you will be immersed in the city’s culture and tour intriguing historical sites. The Larco Museum will offer you insight into the region's ancient treasures and mysteries, and later that day, you will indulge in the tantalizing flavors of the city's ceviche, which is locally sourced and revered throughout the world.
On your second full day in Peru, you will venture away from the city’s action to experience the nation's natural landscapes. Your first stop will lead you to Rainbow Mountain. This location will provide you with the perfect photo opportunity before continuing to the city of Arequipa, where you will experience culture and tradition in an entirely new way. In Arequipa, palm trees decorate Spanish architecture, which is marked by stone facades and plazas. Just beyond the confines of the city, you will be able to catch breathtaking glimpses of the Misti Volcano and its snow-capped peak.
Before returning to Lima, you will make one last detour to the city of Puno, which is situated at the perimeter of Lake Titicaca. During your visit to the lake, you will have the opportunity to ride a boat around the lake and sample delicious trout in addition to learning about the Uros people and their fascinating floating island homes. Upon your return to Lima, you will visit the Barranco District, which is best-known for its vibrant arts scene. You will then cross the Puente de los Suspiros for enchanting views of the neighborhood's downtown before concluding your final evening in Peru in the illustrious town of Miraflores with stunning oceanfront views.
$1,755 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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