Majestic Peru

Majestic Peru information and booking

from
$2665
  • Duration
    15
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    4
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Lima
Accommodation
Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 16 travellers per group
Transportation
Private minibus, Train
Important Notes
1. Name and passport number are required at time of booking. Delays to provide this information may result in third party booking fees. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. 3. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.

Highlights

Travel to Peru's wild Ballestas Islands, Survey the mysterious Nazca Lines, Meet the mummies of Chauchilla Cemetery, Taste traditional coca tea in Cuzco, Marvel at the soaring pre-Inca funerary towers at Sillustani, Peruse the remarkable ruins at Ollantaytambo, Visit locals on Lake Titicaca's 'floating islands', Experience wonder at incredible Machu Picchu, Sip a Pisco sour in Pisco, Meet villagers in the Sacred Valley

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Travel to Peru in style, from the hot coastal plains to the high cities of Cuzco and ancient Machu Picchu. Uncover charming colonial towns, stunning Andean landscapes, Inca ruins, colourful markets and a fascinating local culture. Tour through Lima, Pisco, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. This majestic adventure will take you into the true heart of Peru, unveiling a fascinating culture that is sure to astound.

Itinerary

Day 1 Lima
Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.
Day 2 Paracas
Home to a large number of birds and wildlife species, Paracas National Reserve helps preserve Peru's marine ecosystem and the cultural heritage of the Paracas people.
Day 3 Nazca
While Pisco may have lent its name to Peru's most famous drink, this seaside city is also known for being the gateway to the Ballestas Islands. With birds circling ahead, a dramatic coastline with stone arches and caves, and animals galore lazing on rocks and beaches, the Ballestas Islands are a visual feast. Rebuilt completely after a devastating earthquake in 1996, Nazca is home to the mysterious Nazca Lines and a city of colourful houses with a pretty main square.
Days 4-5 Arequipa
The beautiful 'White City' of Arequipa is surrounded by volcanoes, is rich in Spanish colonial architecture and abounds with local culture and cuisine.
Days 6-7 Puno/Lake Titicaca
Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets. Crossing the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and has some fascinating islands and hefty-sized frogs living within its waters.
Days 8-9 Cuzco
Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.
Day 10 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo
The Sacred Valley was once the heartland of the Inca Empire and now contains picturesque villages and impressive archeological sites. Located in the Urubamba Valley, the city of Ollantaytambo is an incredible archeological site and the starting point of the classic Inca Trail trek.
Day 11 Aguas Calientes
Sitting at the base of Machu Picchu in a picturesque valley, Aguas Calientes takes its name from the numerous hot springs that are dotted throughout the area.
Days 12-13 Machu Picchu/Cuzco
Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti. A World Heritage site set among red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.
Days 14-15 Lima
Founded in 1535, Lima still has a wealth of colonial buildings and grandiose churches, plus there are many interesting museums and great restaurants to enjoy.