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US$ 1250Price per person, 3 stars, double occupancy, shared/group tours, airport transfers, Expedition Trains (subject to availability). Airfares & Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain Hikes are not included.
Duration:16 Days
Destination:Arequipa - Colca Valley - Puno - Lake Titicaca - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu


We will start off this fun Peru tour, smartly assorted for your easy enjoyment, travelling through the Southern side of the Andes. The highlights of our trip will be:

The Colca Canyon, the world’s deepest canyon! And a wonderful chance to sightsee real Condors flying very close to you.

Have you ever wonder what is to live, surrounded by volcanos? Arequipa known as the “White City” because of the predominance of volcanic rock when the city was first constructed will offer you this chance.

We will be hopping on a boat to visit the originally man-made islands of Los Uros, right in the middle of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

Travelling into the past by setting foot on the historically famous city of Cusco, ancient capital city of the Inka Empire and its surroundings.

The magnificent scenery of the Sacred Valley of the Incas will open up before your eyes, and you will live through the unique experiences of climbing up Inca stairs to what in the old days was an important military and religious Inca control watchtower called Ollantaytambo and exploring the colorful artisan market in the town of Pisac.

Leading us to the well preserved along the centuries, the impressive and awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu, a formidable architectural complex designed to harbor life within its walls strategically hidden from easy sight.



Airport transfer (morning or afternoon):
We will pick you up at the airport in Arequipa and transfer to your hotel (2,350m/7,708ft).  No tours are scheduled on this day so you can rest and acclimate to the altitude.

Evening free.

Overnight in Arequipa.


Arequipa City Tour:

On this tour, you will learn that Arequipa is an enchanting city also known for its many baroque-style colonial buildings made out of white volcanic rock called sillar. Surrounded by 3 volcanoes, the most outstanding one El Misti.  Arequipa’s historic center is considered a Cultural, Historical and Monumental Heritage by UNESCO.

We will be visiting Arequipa’s main square, the traditional and picturesque Santa Teresa Convent, the Compañia Church (Jesuit order), the Colonial House del Moral, Carmen Alto and Yanahuara Viewpoints and San Lazaro Traditional District. Return to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight in Arequipa.



Colca Canyon Tour (3,800m / 12,464ft): Trip to the Colca Valley:

Situated about 160 km northeast of Arequipa, the Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world.  At 4,150 meters deep, it is more than twice the depth of the Grand Canyon in Colorado US. The name Colca comes from the words Collaguas and Cabanas, two ethnic groups that lived along the Colca River.  In addition to its grandeur, the Colca Canyon is a fantastic place to witness, up close, the majestic flight of the Condor (only found in the Andes).  It’s a great opportunity to take close-ups of this spectacular vulture.

On our way to the Colca Valley (3,800m/12,464ft), we will pass through the Aguada Blanca National Reserve where we will startled at long-neck fine vicuñas running freely on the ichu (Andean thick grass), as well as other camelids and mammals such as the Guanaco, Alpaca, Taruca, Vizcacha, Colocolo (Andean mountain cat) and the Andean fox. On the “Mirador de los Andes” viewpoint you can admire the Andean landscape, here you will also notice many piles of rocks carefully placed separate one from the other, made by the people for the Apus (Sacred Mountains) as they are meant to represent their wishes in an offering. As you can see you can capture life in the highlands in a moment and why not! In a photo as well.

At your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel/lodge.

Evening free.

Overnight in Colca Valley.



Colca Canyon Tour: Cruz del Condor viewpoint and Departure to Puno:

On our way to the Colca Canyon viewpoint, we will go through some of the charming little old towns of the highlands, Coporaque, Yanque and Maca, the town that survived a Sabancaya volcano eruption! An exciting drive on the left side of Colca Canyon will finally lead us to the “Cruz del Condor” viewpoint to admire the majestic flight of the Andean Condors, as they fiercely fly into the appealing depth of the canyon pulling our eyes down, allowing us to live an exciting experience! And also a great chance to take wonderful close-ups.

Then, we will continue our Perú tour, heading to Puno located in the southeastern part of Perú (3,800m/12,464ft) by land. Along the way you will notice the subtle changes in the landscape as we go higher, we will be entering the highest places in the country where Peruvians have been able to harness nature and build their civilizations. Once we arrive in Puno you will be transferred to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight in Puno.



Puno and Sillustani Tour:
Puno was part of the vast territory of the ancient advanced pre-Inca civilization of Tiahuanaco in the middle of the first millennium. It is believed that the first ones to start cultivating potatoes 8,000 years ago were the Tiahuanacos in the highlands of Perú and Bolivia.

To continue exploring more about the civilizations in the highlands, we will visit the pre-Inca cementery of Sillustani, the “chullpas” vertical burial structures which contained the mummified corpses of Collas or Aymara people, in a fetal position, facing east according to the tradition, at the shores of the superb and peaceful lake Umayo. It is no wonder the Collas chose this place to put their ancestors to rest, the scenery is spectacular and spiritually nurturing.  Enjoy the beautiful landscape at sunset and then return to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight in Puno.



Lake Titicaca Tours: The Floating islands of Los Uros and Amantani Island:

We will pick you up at your hotel, head to the port and get on a boat to the Uros Floating Islands where you will learn how locals constructed these long-lasting artificial islands with solely Totora or large reed which not only allowed them to live safe from invasion in past but also kept them warm because of a “greenhouse effect”. In the present islanders continue this life style complemented by modern technology. Then we will continue our tour, travelling by boat for 3 hours to the Amantani Island inhabited by Quechua speaking natives. It is believed the invigorating energy of this island is so powerful that it is known also as the “Island of Love”. Enjoy the friendly hospitality and environment of an Amantani home where you’ll stay for the night. You can explore this soothing and at the same time colorful island by foot and visit the pre-Inca Temple of Pachatata (Father Earth) dedicated to the masculine archetype of the world complemented by Pachamama (Mother Earth) the feminine archetype.

Evening free.

Overnight at the island.



Lake TiticacaTours: TaquiIe Island:
After breakfast, we will travel by boat to Taquile Island, where you will learn about the Quechua islanders traditions and admire their colorful customs. We will visit the main part of the island, the main plaza and artisan market. We will climb up a path to get to the center of Taquile where we will enjoy lunch with a spectacular view and then return to the port to take our boat back to Puno in the afternoon.

Evening free.

Overnight in Puno.



Day Trip to Cusco:
We will pick you up and transfer you to the bus station to take the tourist bus to Cusco, the ancient capital city of the Inca Empire (duration of the trip: 10 hours approx.). We will depart at 07:00hrs. On the way, we will notice the change in the landscape flora, as we go lower in altitude. We will stop by Pucará,named after the important culture, whose art and construction tecniques influenced the Inca culture, then the complex of Racchi where we will appreciate the impressive Temple of Wiracocha (Sun God), and before we reach Cusco, our last stop will be at the town of Andahuaylillas, famous for its baroque style church also popularly called the Sixtine Chapel of America because of the wonderful Frescos on its walls, carefully done in order to resemble the European ones. Once we arrive you will be picked up from the bus station and transferred to your hotel (3,350m/10,988ft).

Evening free.

Overnight in Cusco.



Cusco Tour: Cusco the city, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay:
We will meet you at your hotel and begin your excursion in the city of Cusco. We will make a first stop at the Cathedral of Cusco, part of our colonial legacy considered of high importance amongst the catholic population in the present. Then we will continue with Koricancha (or Temple of the Sun) the most important sacred Inca place within the city, which sheltered all Gods and Goddesses brought by the nations that integrated the Empire centuries ago. After a short drive we will be at the formidable archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, a magnificent stonework with finely cut polygonal blocks; a little further we will stop at the archeological sites of Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay, all part of the limits of the city in the old days. What nowadays we would call Customs checkpoint! After our excursion, we will take you back to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight in Cusco.


DAY 10

The Sacred Valley Tour (2,800m/9,184ft) and arriving in Aguas Calientes:
We will meet you at your hotel and we will begin our visit the citadel of Pisac, an archeological site with extensive agricultural terraces, naturally divided by the mountain ridges, famous because of its impressive cementary constituted by more than a thousand burial niches on a mountain wall. Later on explore and perhaps shop in the historical artisan market located on the main plaza of the town of Pisac. For lunch we will be stopping at the town of Yucay and enjoying some delicious lunch buffet.

We will continue the tour in the next archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, with an awe inspiring construction on a steep mountain, build for military, agricultural and religious control purposes as a watchtower over the Sacred Valley, once you make it to the top you may experience a sense of spiritual communion with nature, you will be stepping in the Wind Shrine, which offers an incredible sight of the magnificent landscape along the Sacred Valley. The tour ends at around 16:00 to 17:00 hrs. You will be instructed to walk on your own, to the Ollantaytambo Train Station (10min walk from the Main plaza) you will easily find your Expedition Train Departing at 19:00hrs, arriving to Aguas Calientes at 20:43. A hotel staff member will take you to your hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Evening free.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes.


DAY 11

Machu Picchu Tour (2,350m/7,710ft):
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and together you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu citadel early in the morning so you can explore this formidable architectural complex at a less crowded time. After your tour, we recommend you to try climbing up to the Sun Gate or Intipunku (the arrival point for hikers trekking their way into Machu Picchu) and feel as one of the few privileged visitors to admire this amazing ad complete sight of the citadel, just as well you can also visit the exciting grass rope Inca Bridge (optional), a secret entrance on the west side of Machu Picchu citadel during the golden time of the Inkas.

You may leave the archeological site on your own and enjoy lunch at the place of your choice (not included), take the bus back to Aguas Calientes (last bus departs at 17:30).  You can do some exploration in the small town or you may wish to try bathing in the town’s Hot Springs (from which the town owes its name) and  then head to the train station on your own, and hop on your Expedition Train departing at 16:43hrs, arriving at 20:13hrs in Poroy (15-20min from Cusco). At your arrival in Poroy, a pickup person will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it, he will transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

Evening free.

Overnight in Cusco.


DAY 12

Airport transfer in Cusco:
We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport in Cusco for your flight back to Lima (morning or afternoon).


B Breakfast.

S Snack.

L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BL Boxed Lunch.


The Amazing 12 Day Peru Vacation Package is customizable.  If you’d prefer to travel for fewer days or add days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form.  You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

  • This 12 day Peru vacation packageitinerary is available every day of the year.
  • Acclimatization: we strongly recommend you drink coca leaf tea, rest for at least 3 hours upon arrival to your hotel, and eat little as digesting food might be a bit slow during your first day due to the altitude.
  • Weather: rainy season starts in mid-October and ends in mid-March in the Mountains and Jungle. January and February are months with heavy rain. The best time of the year to visit Machu Picchu is from April to September.
  • Different train coach services: Expedition / Backpacker – tourist, Inca Rail Executive Class – superior tourist, Vistadome – superior tourist, Andean Railways Panoramic – superior tourist, Inca Rail First Class – Hiram Bingham – luxury.
  • Your luggage: you can leave unnecessary luggage at your hotel in Cusco when going to Machu Picchu. There are luggage weight regulations in the train.
  • Sacred Valley Tour: The best days to enjoy the artisan market of Pisac are Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Package Price Per Person in Shared Service

3 Stars

Double Room US$ 1,230
Additional to have single room US$ 375
Additional in private service * US$ 555
Upgrade to Vistadome Train in shared & private svc (return only) US$ 30
Upgrade to Vistadome Trains (only in private service) US$ 45
* only Lake Titicaca Tour in shared boat / private guide

4 Stars

Double Room US$ 1,435
Additional to have single room US$ 540
Additional in private service * US$ 555
Upgrade to Vistadome Train in shared & private svc (return only) US$ 30
Upgrade to Vistadome Trains (only in private service) US$ 45
* only Lake Titicaca Tour in shared boat / private guide

5 Stars

Double Room US$ 2,000
Additional to have single room US$ 1,140
Additional in private service * US$ 555
Upgrade to Vistadome Train in shared & private svc (return only) US$ 30
Upgrade to Vistadome Trains (only in private service) US$ 45
* only Lake Titicaca Tour in shared boat / private guide


Included in Tour Price

Hotel accomodation according to itinerary.
Meals according to itinerary.
Guided excursion are in English.
Includes all tour and intermediate transfers.
Entrance tickets.
Bus and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu for 1 day.
Expedition Train to/from Aguas Calientes.

Not included in Tour Price

International and domestic flights.
Visas required to enter Peru.
Airport Taxes.
Airport Transfer, hotels, and tours in Lima.
Buffet Lunch at Beldmond Santuary Lodge during Machu Picchu Tour.
Entrance ticket to the mountains of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu.


Peru is a journey of emotions. It is thrilling, majestic, enigmatic and so much more. Where else can you visit the archeological feats of the powerful Inca culture, explore the depths of the Amazon Jungle, experience the globe’s most exciting cuisine or ride the world’s longest wave?  Come experience it yourself.  Here is some information to help you plan your trip:

Top Destinations

  • Machu Picchu – This is Peru’s flagship destination as most people are drawn by its mystical aura, amazing mountain views, and impressive architecture.
  • Lake Titicaca  – This lake situated in the southeastern part of the country in the Puno region is the highest navigable lake in the world at an altitude of 12,500 ft. or 3,810 meters above sea level.
  • Amazon Rainforest – The Amazon Rainforest of Peru is one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World for its biological diversity and pristine eco-system.
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Best Time to Visit Peru

  • The Peruvian winter (May – September) is the driest season and therefore the best time of year to travel, especially if you are planning to visit the Cusco area or trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The summer (December – March) is the wettest season, with frequent heavy showers.
  • BLOG POSTBest Times to Travel to Peru

Peru Facts

  • Capital – Lima, Peru
  • Population – 30,444,999
  • Currency – Peruvian Sol, check exchange rates here 
  • Language – Spanish, Aymara, Quechua
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