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Tour Overview

This tour explores Paracas, the Ballestas Islands, the mysterious Nazca Lines, Arequipa “the White City” and Colca Canyon, home of the majestic condor. The tour also takes you to Lake Titicaca and Cuzco – a showcase of different cultures and the oldest inhabited city in the Americas. The tour culminates in the Amazon basin, which contains some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.

Highlights
Mysterious Nazca lines
Colonial Arequipa
Cuzco
Machu Picchu

Route Map

Best of Peru Route Map

Itinerary

DAY 1
Lima

On arrival, transfer to hotel

DAY 2
Lima

Half day city tour of colonial and modern Lima

Breakfast
DAY 3
Lima – Pisco – Nazca

Travel by coach to Pisco, where you will board your flight to Nazca, site of the famous geoglyphs of giant animals and geometric figures. Overflight of the mysterious lines. Transfer to your hotel in Paracas. (Over flight included).

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
Ballestas Islands – Arequipa

Visit to Ballestas islands to see thousands of birds, sea lions and fur seals. Overnight transfer to Arequipa.

Breakfast
DAY 5
Arequipa

Afternoon half day tour of the stunning colonial city and Santa Catalina Convent.

Breakfast
DAY 6
Arequipa – Colca Canyon

Scenic bus journey to Colca Canyon. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the hot springs.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Colca Canyon – Puno

Journey through spectacular mountain scenery to observe the Condor in full flight at the impressive Condor Cross lookout. Travel to Chivay town for lunch, before taking the bus to Puno.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
Puno

Full day tour to the floating islands of Uros and Taquile island, to experience the authentic Andean culture.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9
Puno - Cuzco

Bus journey across the altiplano to Cuzco.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10
Cuzco

Half day city tour of Cuzco & nearby ruins.

Breakfast
DAY 11
Cuzco – Sacred Valley

Day tour to the Sacred valley of the Incas, visiting Chinchero, Moray and Ollantaytambo fortress.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 12
Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Train journey to Machu Picchu followed by a comprehensive tour of the ruins.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 13
Machu Picchu – Cuzco

Return to Cuzco on afternoon train.

Breakfast
DAY 14
Cuzco – Amazon Basin

Flight to Puerto Maldonado, then motorized canoe journey to your Amazon lodge. Afternoon Canopy Tower tour, for impressive views of the vast rainforest.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 15
Amazon Lodge

Full day of activities including trekking through the jungle, piranha fishing, alligator spotting and visiting local indigenous communities.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 16
Amazon Lodge

Another full day of activities including trekking through the jungle, piranha fishing, alligator spotting and visiting local indigenous communities.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 17
Amazon Lodge – Lima

Transfer to airport for your flight to Lima.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation at selected hotels with private facilities
  • Sightseeing and tours as indicated with English guides.
  • All meals as indicated (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner

Tour Exclusions

  • International into South America
  • Any items not listed in the inclusions or mentioned in the itinerary

Tour Pricing

17 Days / 16 Nights
Single
Twin / Double
Tourist Class Hotels
$5,961
$4,643 / person
First Class Hotels
$7,577
$5646 / person
Deluxe Class Hotels
$9,398
$6,575 / person

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