10-DAY PERU VACATION

USD $ 1,165

Explore the captivating landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Peru on an unforgettable 10-day vacation adventure. From the iconic Machu Picchu citadel to the breathtaking Colca Canyon, this meticulously crafted itinerary by Intense Peru promises an immersive journey filled with wonder. Contact Intense Peru today! Our expert advisors are happy to answer any questions and help you craft the perfect Peruvian adventure.

Price per person. Three-star hotels. Double occupancy. Group tours of up to 16 travelers. Airport transfers. Expedition Trains (tourist class, rates subject to availability). Domestic airfares are not included.

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    10-Day Vacation Package with Intense Peru

    Embark on an unforgettable journey through the majestic landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Peru with Intense Peru’s expertly crafted 10-day itinerary. From the soaring peaks of the Andes to the mystical shores of Lake Titicaca, this immersive experience showcases the best of Peru.

    Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you:

    • Iconic Landmarks: Witness the architectural marvels of Cusco, the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu citadel, and the enigmatic Nazca Lines.
    • Natural Wonders: Delve into the depths of the Colca Canyon, the world’s second deepest, and marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the Sacred Valley.
    • Cultural Encounters: Explore the floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca, immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions of Puno, and connect with the legacy of the Inca Empire.
    • Unmatched Expertise: Travel with confidence knowing Intense Peru’s 5-star reputation and years of experience ensure a seamless and unforgettable adventure.

    Ready to embark on this incredible journey? Contact Intense Peru today to book your 10-day exploration of Peru!

    If you are looking for a complete experience, we highly recommend you to check our:

     

    If you are looking for a complete experience, I highly recommend you add some or all of the following tours/activities:
    1. DAY 1 Airport Transfer (morning or afternoon)

      We will pick you up at the airport in Arequipa and transfer to your hotel (altitude: 2350 m / 7708 ft).  No tours are scheduled on this day so you can rest and acclimate to the altitude.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Arequipa.

      Meals included: none.

    2. DAY 2 Arequipa City Tour

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, guide in English & Spanish)

      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, being 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 Catalina Convent, the Cathedral, the Compañía 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.

      Meals included: B

    3. DAY 3 Colca Canyon Tour (3800 m / 12464 ft) & Trip to the Colca Valley

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, guide in English & Spanish)

      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 as deep as 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 closely 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 (3,800 m / 12,464 ft), we will pass through the Aguada Blanca National Reserve where we will stare at long-neck fine vicuñas  (or vicunas) 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.

      Finally, you will have the rest of the day free to better acclimate to a higher altitude (altitude: 3800 m / 12464 ft). If you choose to stay at the Colca Lodge, you will enjoy the natural hot springs located within the hotel’s premises, and an amazing bottom-up view of the Colca Canyon and the Colca River running through it. Otherwise, you have the option to visit ”La Calera” hot springs, if you stay at another hotel.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Colca Valley.

      Meals included: B L

    4. DAY 4 Colca Canyon Tour, Cruz del Condor Viewpoint & Departure to Puno

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, guide in English & Spanish)

      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 Peru tour heading by land to Puno, located in the southeastern part of Peru (3800 m/12464 ft). 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.

      Meals included: B L

    5. DAY 5 Lake Titicaca Peru Tour: The Floating islands of Los Uros and Taquile

      (Shared service up to 35 travelers, guide in English & Spanish)

      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, a 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 lifestyle complemented by modern technology.

      Then 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 the 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.

      Meals included: B L

    6. DAY 6 Day Trip from Puno to Cusco

      (Shared service up to 50 travelers, guide in English & Spanish)

      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 7:00hrs. On the way, we will notice the change in the landscape flora, as we go lower in altitude. We will stop by Puccara, named after the important culture, whose art and construction techniques influenced the Inca culture; then the complex of Racchi where we will appreciate the impressive Temple of Wiracocha (Sun God). Before we reach Cusco, our last stop will be the town of Andahuaylillas, famous for its baroque-style church also popularly called the ”Sistine Chapel of America” because of the wonderful frescoes on its walls, carefully done in order to resemble the European ones. Once in Cusco, you will be picked up from the bus station and transferred to your hotel (3400 m /11152 ft).

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Cusco.

      Meals included: B L

    7. DAY 7 City Tour of Cusco: Cusco City, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, English-speaking guide)

      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.

      Meals included: B

    8. DAY 8 Sacred Valley Tour (2800 m / 9184 ft) & Arrival in Aguas Calientes

      (Shared service up to 16 travelers, English-speaking guide)

      We will meet you at your hotel and we will begin our visit at the citadel of Pisac, an archeological site with extensive agricultural terraces, naturally divided by the mountain ridges, famous because of its impressive cemetery 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. In the afternoon, we will be stopping at the town of Yucay to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.

      We will continue the tour in the next archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, with 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 (10-min walk from the main square), where you will easily find your Expedition Train*  (tourist class) departing at 19:00hrs and arriving in Aguas Calientes at 20:43 hrs. A hotel staff member will take you to your hotel.

      *Please note that you can upgrade the train to the Vistadome (superior class). Surcharges are detailed in the ”Prices” section.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

      Meals included: B L D (only at 4- or 5-star hotels)

    9. DAY 9 Machu Picchu Tour (2430 m /7970 ft)

      (Shared trains and bus. Private transfers & English-speaking guide)

      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. Recommended time: 8:00 a.m. (duration: 2–3 hours).

      Note: For dramatic views of the landscape that surrounds Machu Picchu, you can hike on your own either the Huayna Picchu Mountain for about 2 hours (entrance schedules: 7:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.), the Machu Picchu Mountain for 3-4 hours (entrance schedules: 7:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.), or the Huchuy Picchu Mountain for 1 hour (entrance schedules: 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.). These treks are optional and not included in the price.

      Once the tour has come to an end, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes (buses depart every 5 min) and get a taste of Peruvian cuisine at a local restaurant overlooking the Vilcanota river.

      You can do some exploration in the small town and then head to the train station on your own, and hop on your Expedition Train (tourist class – upgrade to Vistadome with a surcharge upon request) to Ollantaytambo (2 hours from the city of Cusco). At your arrival in Ollantaytambo, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it to drive you to your hotel in Cusco.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Cusco.

      Meals included: B L

    10. DAY 10 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).

      Meals included: B

      – End of this 10-Day Peru Vacation Package –

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch

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    Prices Per Person 

    3 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 1,165
    Single supplement US$ 535
    Additional for private service * US$ 655
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 19
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 39

    * Lake Titicaca Peru Tour in shared boat / private guide. Transfer from Puno to Cusco is in shared service.

    4 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 1,375
    Single supplement US$ 713
    Additional for private service * US$ 655
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 19
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 39

    * Lake Titicaca Peru Tour in shared boat / private guide. Transfer from Puno to Cusco is in shared service.

    5 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 1,835
    Single supplement US$ 1,135
    Additional for private service * US$ 655
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 19
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 39

    * Lake Titicaca Peru Tour in shared boat / private guide. Transfer from Puno to Cusco is in shared service.

    TOUR NOTES:

    The 10-Day Peru Vacation Package is customizable.  If you would 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 10-Day Peru Vacation Package 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: the 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 (tourist class), Vistadome (superior class), and Hiram Bingham (luxury class).
    • Your luggage: you can leave unnecessary luggage at your hotel in Cusco when going to Machu Picchu. There are luggage weight regulations on the train.
    • Sacred Valley Tour: The best days to enjoy the artisan market of Pisac are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
    • The 10-Day Peru Vacation Package’s prices do not include payment transaction fees.
    • If you are looking for a complete experience, we highly recommend you to check our 16-Day Andean Peru Packages.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel accommodation according to itinerary.
    • Meals according to itinerary.
    • Guided excursions are in English.
    • Includes all tour and intermediate transfers.
    • Entrance tickets.
    • Bus and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
    • Expedition Train to/from Aguas Calientes.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required to enter Peru.
    • Airport Taxes.
    • Drinks.
    • Tips.
    • Airport Transfers, hotels, and tours in Lima.
    • Entrance tickets to Huchuy Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountains.
    • Processing and wire transfer fees.

    Please fill the “Design your trip” form, including information such as: full name of travelers, number of adults and children, start and end dates of the trip, destinations of your interest, hotel category and type of accommodation, and your flight details if already booked. Your travel advisor will contact you soon.

    You can also reach us by email at sales@intenseperu.com, WhatsApp (+51) 99 400 8833 or international phone call +1 800 670 9510 (Toll Free USA and CAN).

    To secure a booking with Intense Peru, we require a 50% down payment at the time of booking in order to guarantee the reservations. Visa, Wise App, wire transfers, or direct deposits are all valid forms of payment. We must have received full payment as well as all relevant personal information and documentation 30 days prior to the initial date of your trip.

    The Expedition (tourist class) features panoramic windows and comfortable seats. Snacks are not included.

    The Vistadome (superior class) has wider panoramic windows, the seats are more comfortable and spacious, plus it offers snacks on board and informative audio. There is a live cultural performance and a fashion show of alpaca garments if you are traveling from Machu Picchu.

    You can also travel on board The PeruRail Vistadome Observatory train, which features an observatory car with live music and typical dances, that will provide you with a unique and relaxing experience.

    We offer a variety of pre-designed tour packages so you get inspired and have a better picture of the whole itinerary. As you notice on the daily activities, tours may be a combination of both private-guided and shared. However, if you are looking for tailor-made experiences or private-guided tours exclusively, your travel advisor will craft a personalized itinerary. Please, feel free to share your preference and interests with us, and we will help you customize your trip to Peru.

    The 14-Day Tour of Peru provides a deeper dive into specific regions and offers a more extensive exploration of Peru, including the capital city of Lima- also known as South America’s Culinary Capital; the Paracas National Reserve with its diverse marine wildlife; and the enigmatic Nazca Lines, a World Heritage by UNESCO.

    In the Highlands, the temperature changes throughout the day and these changes are more evident between the shadow and the sun, so it is necessary to keep warm clothes. Therefore, it is advisable to dress in layers so you can put on/off your clothes depending on the temperature. The climate is generally very dry so it is advisable to use moisturizing creams.

    The tour includes some walking and exploration at various altitudes. While strenuous activities are not a major focus, some days involve climbing stairs, navigating uneven terrain, and adjusting to higher elevations.

    This specific tour is designed for adults. However, Intense Peru offers family-oriented tours with a focus on child-friendly activities and a slower pace. Inquire about these options if traveling with children.

    Altitude sickness is associated with headache, fatigue, nausea and malaise. The symptoms do not always appear and depend on each person.

    We recommend you to rest for at least 3 hours upon arrival, eat light as digestion might be slower during your first days, and drink plenty of fluids.

    You may find some medicine against the altitude sickness, like “sorojchi pills” (it contains caffeine), or people may recommend you to drink coca tea. However, both options are not advisable for people with heart diseases, respiratory disorders, diabetes or high blood pressure.

    We recommend that you consult your physician before your travel.

    A natural medicine, like the “Muña” tea (Andean mint) will help for a good digestion.

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