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21-Day Peru Greatest Hits

21-Day Peru Greatest Hits

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21-Day Peru Greatest Hits
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This exciting circular route makes the most efficient use of airline, bus and car transportation to the most popular areas of the country: Lima (colonial and modern), the Nazca Lines and Ballestas Isles, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, Puno and Lake Titicaca's floating isles, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, ending with a visit to the Amazon Rainforest.

This itinerary may be adjusted to suit interests and time for your travel.

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Day 1: Arrive Lima; transfer; overnight Lima

You will arrive Lima airport and be greeted by our bi-lingual agent. Private transfer to your hotel in Miraflores. If you have an early arrival, you may have an optional tour or explore the shops and craft markets of Miraflores. There is also an opportunity to take in the Lima night lights tour. Overnight in Lima.

Meals included: n/a
Mid-Range Accommodations: Casa Inca Hotel or similar in Lima

Day 2: Full day Lima City tour and nearby ruins (in a group); overnight Lima (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up for a full day tour of Lima city (colonial and modern) and the Pachacamac Archaeological Complex (pre-Inca and Inca ruins). Tour is in a group. Andean lunch at a local restaurant included. Overnight in Lima.

BL

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Casa Inca or similar in Lima

Day 3: Tourist bus to Paracas; transfer; overnight Paracas (B).

Free morning in Lima. Transportation to the bus station for the afternoon tourist bus to Paracas. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Paracas.

B

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hotel Emancipador or similar in Paracas

Day 4: Nazca Lines overflight; tour of Paracas Marine Preserve (group); overnight Paracas (B)

You will be picked up for transportation to the Ica airport for the Nazca Lines morning overflight with your licensed pilot/guide. View and wonder over the amazing drawings that pre-Inca cultures created! After your flight, you will be transferred to Paracas for an afternoon tour of the Paracas Marine Reserve (group), with optional time on the beach! Overnight in Paracas.

B

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hotel Emancipador or similar in Paracas

Day 5: Boat tour of Ballestas Isles (group); tourist bus to Lima; fly to Arequipa; transfer; overnight Arequipa (B)

Early morning transfer to the boat docks for your guided boat tour of Ballesta Isles (in a group), viewing hundreds of marine mammals and birds. Afternoon transfer to the bus station for the bus to Lima, transportation to the Lima airport for the evening flight to Arequipa.  Arrive, transfer and overnight at your Arequipa hotel.

B

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: La Hosteria Hotel or similar in Arequipa

Day 6: Free morning; afternoon tour of Arequipa; overnight Arequipa (B)

Free morning. You will be picked up at your hotel for an afternoon tour of the city of Arequipa (in a group). Your guide will also tour the famous Santa Catalina Convent with you.  You may visit the Museum that houses Juanita, the "ice maiden", either in the morning or later afternoon.  Overnight in Arequipa.

B

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: La Hosteria Hotel or similar in Arequipa

Day 7: Tour to Colca Canyon; overnight in the canyon vicinity (B)

Pick up at your hotel for a trip to the Colca Canyon (group tour), viewing the sights en route and the canyon itself. Lunch stop en route (pay your own). You will check into your hotel and have an option for afternoon hiking, time at the hot springs baths or other activities. Overnight in the Colca Canyon vicinity.

B

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Casa Andina Colca or similar in the Colca Canyon

Day 8: Morning visit to Cruz del Condor; afternoon tourist bus to Puno; arrive, transfer and overnight Puno (B)

Your guide will take you for a spectacular early morning viewing of the condors at the rim of the canyon (Cruz del Condor). In the afternoon you will be transported (tourist bus) to Puno. Overnight in Puno.

B

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Intiqa Hotel or similar in Puno

Day 9: Free morning; afternoon tour to Sillustani ruins (private) or other optional tour; overnight Puno (B)

Free morning in Puno. Afternoon tour of Sillustani (pre-Inca and Inca burial grounds) ruins and optional bird watching at the lake nearby.  Other tours are available.  Overnight in Puno.

B

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Intiqa Hotel or similar in Puno

Day 10: Boat tour to Taquille and Uros Isles with lunch (group); overnight at family lodge (BLD)

Full day boat tour with a private guide of Lake Titicaca, stopping at Taquille Island and hiking to the village. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then, in the afternoon, you will continue on to Uros Isles and a tour of the floating islands.  On to the peninsula, where you meet a local family and spend time with them. The cultural experience includes local dancers and supper with the family. Overnight at a family lodge.

BLD

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Family lodge on Luquina Peninsula

Day 11: Morning activities with family; return to Puno afternoon; transfer; overnight Puno (BL)

After breakfast and a visit with the family, your boat will return you to Puno.  Transfer to your hotel.  Overnight in Puno.

BL

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Intiqa Hotel or similar in Puno

Day 12: Bus tour from Puno to Cusco; arrive and transfer; overnight Cusco (BL)

Early morning transfer to the Puno bus station for the Wonder First Class Bus to Cusco. There will be several stops and visits to pre-Inca and Inca ruins, a colonial church, mountain pass and an Andean buffet lunch. Upon late afternoon arrival in Cusco, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

BL

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Casa Andina Cusco Plaza or similar in Cusco

Day 13: Free morning; tour of Cusco city and nearby ruins (in a group); overnight Cusco (B)

You will have a free morning in Cusco. Pick up at your hotel for the afternoon city tour and nearby ruins (in a group). Visit city plazas and churches (Cathedral and la Compania) and the Sun Temple (Qoricancha) and tour Sacsayhuaman, Tambo Machay and Qenqo ruins. Overnight in Cusco.

B

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Casa Andina Cusco Plaza or similar in Cusco

Day 14: Full day tour of the Sacred Valley with lunch (in a group); overnight Ollantaytambo (BL)

Pick up at your hotel for a full day tour of the Sacred Valley (in a group). Visit Pisac's colorful market and walk through town. On to Ollantaytambo and tour the famous Inca ruins and village. Lunch at an Andean restaurant. Late afternoon drop off at your hotel in Ollantaytambo (or your bus/van will return to Cusco for overnight there).  Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

BL

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Tunupa Lodge or similar in Ollantaytambo

Day 15: Early Vistadome train to Machu Picchu; shuttle, entrance and guided tour of Machu Picchu (in a group); overnight in Aguas Calientes (B)

Transfer to the train station for the early morning Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Meet your guide for the shuttle, entrance and guided tour of Machu Picchu (tour is in a group). Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge, located at the ruins. The morning will be spent exploring the famous citadel on your own. Hike to Inti Punku (sun gate) (no charge). Shuttle return to Aguas Calientes. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

B

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hatun Samay Hotel or similar in Aguas Calientes

Day 16: Free day or return to Machu Picchu (not included); option to climb Huayna Picchu; afternoon Vistadome train return to Ollantaytambo; overnight Ollanta

Free morning to return to Machu Picchu or explore Aguas Calientes.  As you wander the village, you may visit the outdoor market, the hot springs baths, or local museum and gardens.  Your optional return to Machu Picchu can include a ticket to climb Huayna Picchu at 7 or 10 a.m. Climb Huayna Picchu (ticket not included; must order 60 days in advance).  Afternoon Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

B

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Tunupa Lodge or similar in Ollantaytambo

Day 17: Full day tour to Maras/Moray and Chinchero (private tour); return to Cusco; overnight Cusco (BL)

Pick up at your hotel for a full day tour of Maras and the salt pans and Moray National Park (private tour). Walk around the amazing agricultural terraces at Moray. Picnic lunch (or buffet restaurant) en route. On the way back to Cusco, you will visit Chinchero, it's colonial church, museum and outdoor market. Overnight in Cusco.

BL

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Casa Andina Cusco Plaza or similar in Cusco

Day 18: Transfer to airport; fly to Puerto Maldonado; check in and transfer to lodge; begin Amazon Rainforest activities; overnight lodge (BLD)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Welcome upon arrival, check in and you will transfer via motorized boat/canoe to your rainforest lodge, lunch enroute. After settling in and having an orientation by your guide, you begin jungle activities with a hike on the lodge trails; after dinner there is a twilight river excursion. Overnight rainforest lodge.

BLD

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hacienda Concepcion Lodge or similar

Day 19: Continue Amazon jungle activities; overnight lodge (BLD)

Jungle activities continue with a visit to Lake Sandoval and the Inkaterra canopy walkway and anaconda walk. Overnight at rainforest lodge.  (The excursions may vary, determined by the itinerary of a particular lodge).

BLD

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hacienda Concepcion or similar

Day 20: Continue Amazon jungle activities; overnight rainforest lodge (BLD)

Your jungle activities continue with possible excursions to Cachuela and inlaid Collpa, cocha and the hidden rainforest. Overnight at rainforest lodge.  (Excursions determined by the lodge).

BLD

Meals included: Breakfast
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hacienda Concepcion or similar

Day 21: Conclude Amazon activities; transfer to Puerto Maldonado; check out and transfer to airport; fly to Lima, depart Lima late (B).

After breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer back to Puerto Maldonado by canoe/motorized boat, visit the butterfly house and check out. Transfer to the airport in time for your flight to Lima. Depart Lima evening.

Meals included: Breakfast

Pricing

21-Day Peru Greatest Hits
from $3800 USD

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • Transfers, assistance and transportation per itinerary
  • All accommodations (3-star hotels)
  • All tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as listed (B=breakfast in hotel, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance fees and Cusco tourist ticket
  • Bi-lingual guides
  • Tourist bus Lima to Paracas, and Paracas back to Lima
  • Tourist bus Colca Canyon to Puno
  • Wonder first class bus Puno to Cusco
  • Prices are for one night Puno and one night family lodge.
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Tips for your guides, drivers, transfer agents, hotel staff
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Meals not listed
  • Optional additional tours
  • Personal expenses: alcoholic beverages, internet, insurance, airport taxes, laundry, etc.

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