KALEIDOSCOPE OF PERU
Blessed with great natural beauty, secret sites and ancient cultures, Peru offers fabulous food too
KALEIDOSCOPE OF PERU
Peru
12 Days

The classic tour around Southern Peru. Enjoy snow-capped peaks and ancient pre-Inca terraces on your marvelous drive to the Colca Canyon. Explore Cusco´s alleys and experience Machu Picchu´s attraction. See some of the most beautiful views of Lake Titicaca.

Tour Highlights
  • CULTURAL LIMA
  • WHITE WASHED AREQUIPA
  • CONDORS SOARING AT COLCA
  • CRUISE ON LAKE TITICACA
  • MARVEL AT MACHU PICCHU
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    PERU

  • When
    :

    YEAR ROUND

  • What
    :

    NATURE AND WILDLIFE, CULTURE AND HISTORY

Itinerary

Met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Morning tour with a visit to the excellent Larco museum
to gain an overview of Peru’s history. Fly to colonial Arequipa.

Morning walking tour visiting Arequipa’s most traditional quarter and the famous 18th century white stone buildings. Afternoon at leisure.

Early departure to the Colca valley. Condors, volcanoes, and glaciers greet us with panoramic views on the way. Visit the market at Chivay then arrive at your lodge,complete with its own thermal springs.

Early morning drive to ‘Mirador Cruz del Condor’ to look down 1,200 m into the canyon. Watch the condors rising and circling on the morning thermals, silhouetted against the magnificent backdrop of the mountain scenery. Drive higher to the Altiplano, rising to 4,500m as you reach Puno.

Spend the day on the world’s highest navigable lake. Visit the floating Islands of Uros and Taquile where centuries old customs are preserved and the traditional weaving is among the most beautiful in South America. The deep earthy red of the soil, combined with the altitude and the sunlight contrasts magnificently with the deep blue of Lake Titicaca. Snow-capped Cordillera Real on the far side completes a splendid picture.

A 10 hour bus trip along the Andes to Cusco takes you through picturesque landscapes. Stops are made so you can enjoy views of the snow-capped Andes and important cultural sites.

This afternoon you are guided around the major sites in and around Cusco, including Tambomachay, Temple of the Sun, and the Cathedral.

In the morning a bus and train take you through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a private guided tour of the citadel and realise how the uniqueness of its location and the genius of its construction make this one of the great wonders of the world. Explore further on your own and maybe stay long enough to enjoy the beautiful light of the late afternoon when most tourists have left.

Overnight in nearby Aguas Calientes.

Rise early for an optional visit to Machu Picchu and your chance to climb Huayna Picchu before returning to Cusco mid-afternoon.

Day at leisure so you can tailor it as you wish.

Transfer to airport for onward flight.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    FROMTWIN
    2018$3,850
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