Peru’s rich culture will enchant you with its incredible charm and irresistible sights. Ancient ruins, beautiful cities, and the mesmerizing Amazon await you. The mix of Andean culture and sensational wildlife of the rainforest beckon you with spectacular scenery, rich textiles, delicious nourishment, and non-stop wonder. From the heights of Lake Titicaca to the unique Nazca Lines, Peru is filled with marvels to be seen and experienced. From Incan wonders to wild adventures, this trip will truly...
Lima – King’s Welcome
Arrive in Lima and revel in the City of Kings. The neighborhoods stretch across the metropolis, from the cool shores of the ocean to the foothills of the surrounding mountains. The boisterous sounds of trolley cars rushes through the streets. You can smell the ocean in the air mixing with sweet citrus from fresh ceviche. Each neighborhood offers a variety of culture and flavors distinct from one another. Visit the Mercado Surquillo to see the sensational farmers’ market of Lima, where the stalls are perfumed with decadent goods straight from the sea as well as the fruits of the mountains. Huacatay, Peruvian black mint, hangs from the stalls giving a zesty and luscious spice that carries through the aisles. The vibrant colors of bananas and sweet potatoes carry along the market like rainbows. The life of Lima is active and is buried deep within the cultural roots of the people that call the city home.
Amazon – Incredible to Amazing
Amazon – Morning Glory and Lakeside Beauty
Cusco – Rivers to Peaks
Ollantaytambo – The Sacred Valley of the Inca
Aguas Calientes – The Lost City of the Inca
Cusco – Inca Lost City to Inca Capital
Lake Titicaca – City-side to Lakeside
Lake Titicaca – A Taste of Taquile
Lima – Winding Diversity
Paracas – Lingering Lines
Lima – Incredible Islands
- Experience the stunning natural wonders of the Amazon Basin
- Witness the colorful birds and magnificent wildlife on an Amazon safari
- Discover the grandeur of Machu Picchu as it sits amongst the clouds
- Fly over the famous and mythological Nazca Lines
- Traverse the layers of culture in the Inca capital of Cusco
- Cruise along Lake Titicaca to visit the floating islands of the Uros
- Explore the diversity of Lima, the City of Kings
- See the stunning wildlife of the Ballestas Islands
Explore Peru on this 12-day journey meant for wanderers, adventurers, Amazon enthusiasts, Incan fanatics, line lovers, cruisers, flyers, and anyone that has ever wanted to spend time enjoying themselves within the comforts and sensations of other cultures. From the seaside city of Lima to the towering Incan capital of Cusco, the depths of the Amazon River basin to the heights of Lake Titicaca, no matter how you spend your time in Peru, as long as your eyes are open, the wonders will never cease.
Your journey begins in Lima with the mega city open for you to explore. The Surquillo market is perfumed with sensual aromas that bring thoughts of comforting soup and rotisserie chicken hovering overhead. In the Amazon you will journey by boat to your accommodation where you can witness the wild macaws dangling along the cliff side, fluttering their beautiful wings while eating the famous clay lick. Arrive in Cusco, the Incan capital, and witness the remnants of the Incan Empire beneath Spanish structures and lingering over the city itself. The ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo sit on the outskirts of Cusco and above the traditional Andean villages. Machu Picchu tours are a must see in Peru, so venture deeper into the Sacred Valley until you reach the city that sits amongst the clouds - the Lost City of Machu Picchu.
Continue your discovery of Peru as you depart Cusco for the lakeside city of Puno. Along the way you will visit the Sistine Chapel of the Americas in the town of Andahuaylillas. The glistening interior brings tears to your eyes and pilgrims from all over the world. Once in Puno you will be sitting on the shores of the famous Lake Titicaca. Tour through the lake to witness the incredible floating islands of the Uros which drift along the gentle wake of the water, and have been doing so for centuries. Spend some time on the island of Tequile; the Tequilaños are known for their colorful and warm textiles.
Return to Lima to explore the beauty of the city before venturing out to Ica and flying over the arid desert to see the sensational Nazca Lines. The lines have decorated the desert for almost a millennia and anthropologists still wonder at their meaning. The remainder of the day brings you to the oasis Huacachina Lagoon and eventually you will settle in Paracas. Your final day in Peru brings you off of the shores of Paracas and around the beautiful Ballestas Islands where sea lions and sea birds roam freely along the rocky shores. Stop for lunch at a lovely, centuries-old hacienda before returning to Lima and departing for home. The world is filled with wonders; however, the entire world wouldn’t be able to contain Peru because every day in Peru will be Inca-credible.
$2,635 per person (excluding international flights)
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