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16 DAY PERU TOUR PACKAGES

US$ 2,050

Price per person. Three-star hotels. Double occupancy. Group tours up to 15 travelers. Airport transfers. Expedition Trains (tourist class, rates subject to availability). Domestic airfares not included.

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    The Peru Tour Packages is a complete trip of 16 days traveling through the south of Peru. In this Peru Tour Packages, you will observe the interesting multicultural diversity there is in the same country.

    The first city in our Peru Tour Packages is Lima, a capital with beautiful colonial balconies in the center of the city and modern neighborhoods with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

    Then, the Ica region offers natural, adventure, and cultural activities. You will explore on your first day the Paracas National Reserve, and ride a buggy, and sandboarding over the Sand Dunes of Paracas. Likewise, the Peru Tour Packages includes sailing the Ballestas Islands, walking around natural oasis Huacachina, and flying over the Nazca Lines.

    Another highlight is the amazing Colca Canyon, where you will have a wonderful chance to sightsee real Condors flying very close to you. This Peru Tour Packages is designed to maximize your travel experience, therefore you can go to Puno in the afternoon after your Colca Canyon tour.

    Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. You will have a unique experience of 2 days visiting the originally man-made islands of Los Uros, sleeping in a homestay on Amantani Island, and sailing to Taquile island where you will have spectacular views of the Lake Titicaca.

    This Peru Tour Packages ends travelling to the ancient capital city of the Inca Empire. You will visit the historical city of Cusco, its surroundings Inca archeological sites, the magnificent scenery of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the majestic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a formidable architectural complex built strategically on top of a mountain.

    If you are looking for a complete experience, I highly recommend you add a jungle program. For more information, please click on this link:

    For more references about the different destinations Peru has to offer, please go to:

    1. DAY 1 Arrival in Lima

      Welcome to Peru!
      International flight arriving in Lima (booked on your own). Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Miraflores (this service is provided with driver only, without a guide’s assistance).

      Overnight in Lima.

      Included meals: none

    2. DAY 2 City Tour Lima Half Day

      City Tour Lima Half Day:
      You will be greeted by your guide at the hotel lobby. Start your Lima city tour by having a panoramic view of the traditional suburbs of San Isidro and Miraflores. You will pass by Parque del Amor (Love Park) and enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and by the Huaca Pucllana – an impressive pyramid-shaped temple of pre inca times that stands in the middle of the city. Your visit will continue with Lima’s historic center, starting at the San Francisco Convent and its famous underground crypts known as the Catacombs. Afterward, you will make a quick stop at the Plaza Mayor, where the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral are located, and then drive through Plaza San Martin – a large park in the downtown of Lima, surrounded by colonial buildings that still display wood balconies (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

      NOTE: all visits are panoramic except for the San Francisco Convent and its Catacombs.

      Afternoon and evening free to take a stroll along the coastal area and the cliffs above the ocean, watch the sunset or discover the food scene in the Culinary Capital of South America.

      Overnight in Lima.

      Meals included: B

    3. DAY 3 Paracas National Reserve Tour and Buggy Ride & Sandboarding

      Paracas National Reserve Tour:

      Transfer to the station in Lima to take  bus to Paracas (2nd-floor seats) departing at 07:30hrs. (duration: 3 ½ – 4 hours approx.). Upon arrival at the bus station, you will visit the Interpretation Center of the Paracas National Reserve and the Museum of Julio C. Tello. Then, transfer to the natural rock formation known as the CATHEDRAL, due to the whimsical way it has (Damaged by the 2007 earthquake). Finally, you will make a circuit through Playa Roja and Yumaque, where petrified dinosaur eggs have been found that the date has been studied (duration: 3 hours). Return to your hotel.

      Buggy Ride & Sandboarding:

      Pick-up from your hotel. You will be transferred outside Paracas to experience an exciting buggy ride and practice sandboarding along the desert dunes (duration: 1 hour). Return to your hotel.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Paracas.

      Meals included: B

    4. DAY 4 Ballestas Islands Sanctuary and City tour Ica

      Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to a private port for your boat ride at 08:20hrs. Visit the Ballestas Islands, where you will observe a large variety of marine fauna such as Humbolt penguins, sea lions, seagulls, and several coastal bird species. You will also admire the Candelabra (similar to a Nazca line) along the way (duration: 2 hours).

      Afer the Ballestas Island Tour, you will be transferred to Ica in a private transport (duration: 1 hour approx). Upon your arrival, you will visit the Natural Oasis of the Huacachina and a local pisco / wine hacienda.
      NOTE: the Regional Museum of Ica is still closed.

      Then, you will be transferred to Nasca (duration: 2-3 hours). Before reaching Nasca, you will visit the geoglyphs of Palpa, the Maria Reiche Museum and the Nazca viewpoint from where you will observe 2 Nazca Lines. At your arrival in Nasca, you will be transferred to your hotel.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Nazca.

      Meals included: B

    5. DAY 5 Nazca Lines Overflight

      Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Nazca Aerodrome. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will get on your Nazca Lines Overflight for the next 30min from 16:00 to 16:30hrs (subject to weather conditions). The Nazca Lines, a series of geoglyphs in the Nazca desert; hundreds of individual figures, ranging in complexity from simple to more complex detailed figures. You will get a wonderful view of the main lines as the trapezoid, the compass, the long-tailed Monkey, the Dog, the detailed Hummingbird, the abstract Condor, the symmetrical Spider, the Hands, and many others.

      Afterwards, transfer to El Porton restaurante to have lunch.

      After lunch, you will visit the Antonini Museum to learn about the citadel of Cahuachi, the Cantalloc aqueducts and the actual citadel of Cahuachi.

      Then, pick-up from your hotel and transfer to the station to take your bus Nazca – Arequipa (1st-floor seats) departing at 22:30 hours (duration: 9 – 10 hours approx). Upon your arrival (around 08:40 hours), transfer to your hotel in Arequipa (altitude: 2350m/7708ft).

      Meals included: B L

    6. DAY 6 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, 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 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.

      Meals included: B

    7. DAY 7 Colca Canyon Tour (3800m / 12464ft) – Trip to the Colca Valley

      Situated about 160 km northeast of Arequipa, the Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world.  At 4150 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 (3800m/12464ft), we will pass through the Aguada Blanca National Reserve where we will stare 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 lodge.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Colca Valley.

      Meals included: B L

    8. DAY 8 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 by land to Puno located in the southeastern part of Perú (3800m/12464ft) 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.

      Meals included: B L

    9. DAY 9 Sillustani Tour

      Puno was part of the vast territory of the ancient advanced pre-Inca civilization of Tiahuanaco or Tiwanaku 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 Peru 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 why 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.

      Meals included: B

    10. DAY 10 Lake Titicaca Tours – The Floating islands of Los Uros and Amantani Island

      Pick-up from your hotel and transfer 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 lifestyle complemented by modern technology. Then we will continue our tour traveling 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.

      Meals included: B L D

    11. DAY 11 Lake Titicaca Tours – 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.

      Meals included: B L

    12. DAY 12 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 techniques 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 (3400m/11152ft).

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Cusco.

      Meals included: B L

    13. DAY 13 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.

      Meals included: B

    14. DAY 14 The Sacred Valley Tour (2800m/9184ft) and arrival in Aguas Calientes

      We will meet you at your hotel and we will begin our visit the citadel of Pisac, an archeological site with extensie 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. For lunch, we will be stopping at the town of Yucay to enjoy 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. Transfer to the Ollantaytambo Train Station to take your Expedition Train Departing at 19:00hrs, arriving to Aguas Calientes at 20:43. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Aguas Calientes.

      Evening free.

      Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

      Meals included: B L

    15. DAY 15 Machu Picchu Tour (2430m/7970ft)

      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.

      Also, if you want to admire impressive panoramic views of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, we highly recommend you hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain and visit the Temple of the Moon, or hike the Machu Picchu Mountain (not included).

      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 (30min 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.

      Meals included: B

    16. DAY 16 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 16-Day Andean Peru Package –

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

    Prices Per Person

    3 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 2,050
    Single supplement US$ 545
    Additional for private service * US$ 570
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 29
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 59

    * Ballestas and Lake Titicaca Tour in shared boat / private guide. Nazca Lines and transfer from Puno to Cusco are in shared service.

    4 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 2,315
    Single suppplement US$ 809
    Additional for private service * US$ 570
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 29
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 59

    * Ballestas and Lake Titicaca Tour in shared boat / private guide. Nazca Lines and transfer from Puno to Cusco are in shared service. 

    5 Stars
    Double room in shared service US$ 3,095
    Single supplement US$ 1,555
    Additional for private service * US$ 570
    Additional for Vistadome train (return only) US$ 29
    Additional for Vistadome trains (round trip) US$ 59

    * Ballestas and Lake Titicaca Tour in shared boat / private guide. Nazca Lines and transfer from Puno to Cusco are in shared service. 

    TOUR NOTES: 

    The 16 Day Andean Peru Packages 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 16 Day Andean Peru Packages is available every day of the year.
    • Acclimatization: we strongly recommend you drink coca leaf tea, rest for at least 3 hours upon arrival at 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 / 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 on the train.
    • Sacred Valley Tour: The best days to enjoy the artisan market of Pisac are Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
    • If you are looking for a complete experience, I highly recommend you add a jungle program. For more information, please click on this link: Amazing Wildlife Tour in Tambopata National Reserve.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel accomodation 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 for 1 day.
    • Expedition Train to/from Aguas Calientes.
    • Commercial bus: LIM-PAR, PAR-ICA, ICA-NAZ, NAZ-AQP
    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.
    • Entrance tickets to Huchuy Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountains.
    • Taxes of Nazca aerodrome: US$ 10 per person.
    • Air Tourist Ticket (Nazca Lines): 47 soles per person.