07 December 2016

Lima Tours and Cruises

Essence Of Peru tour - 14 Days

The best way to experience the true essence of Peru

This wonderful tour begins and ends in the capital city Lima, and for the best part of two weeks you will see all the highlights of this stunning country. On your travels you will soar over the mighty Andes like a Condor, sample life in the depths of the Amazon jungle, explore the golden city of Cusco, travel through the Sacred Valley, encounter the majesty of Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the natural world, and head out into the deep blue waters of Late Titicaca. You will be escorted throughout the trip and experienced guides will make sure you get the most out of this great Latin American adventure.

Tour Highlights

  • Amazon    ·
  • Parrot Clay Lick    ·
  • Cusco    ·
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas    ·
  • Machu Picchu    ·
  • Titicaca    ·

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lima

You will be met at Lima Airport by one of our tour representatives and taken to your hotel where you will be briefed on all aspects of your travels in Peru. Lima is a friendly city and the rest of the day is yours to explore. Visit the affluent districts of Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro on the coast and sample the good restaurants and nightlife which is within walking distance of your hotel.

Deluxe Rate Miraflores Park Standard Rate Casa Andina Miraflores Centro Superior Rate Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Day 2: Into the Amazon

After breakfast and a morning at leisure you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado where you prepare for your Amazon adventure. Pack lightly, leaving the rest of your luggage in a safe deposit before boarding your boat at the Tambopata River Port. After a 45 minute boat trip you will arrive at your private forest reserve at Posada Amazonas, in the heart of the rain forest.

Deluxe Rate Posada Amazonas Lodge Standard Rate Posada Amazonas Lodge Superior Rate Posada Amazonas Lodge

Day 3: Parrot Clay Lick

After a 20 minute walk from your lodge base at Posadas Amazonas you reach Parrot Clay Lick, where dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on the river bank every morning. Later take a two hour hike in the rain forest where you will see the wildlife and here about the area's history. Then you will take a boat down river and see life on a local farm.

Deluxe Rate Posada Amazonas Lodge Standard Rate Posada Amazonas Lodge Superior Rate Posada Amazonas Lodge

Day 4: Amazon to Cusco

After breakfast you say farewell to the Amazon and return to Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Cusco. You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel where there will be a comprehensive briefing about your stay in the area. The rest of the day is at leisure giving you the chance to explore the city and gradually acclimatise to the dramatic change of altitude.

Deluxe Rate Inkaterra La Casona Standard Rate Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel Superior Rate Novotel Cusco

Day 5: Cusco City and surroundings

Your guided city tour begins in the afternoon with visits to the impressive Colonial Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun. You will then be taken to the outskirts of the city to see the impressive archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman later visiting the ruins of Puca Pucara. Cusco is a gem of a city and has beautiful squares, cobbled streets and a lively atmosphere.

Deluxe Rate Inkaterra La Casona Standard Rate Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel Superior Rate Novotel Cusco

Day 6: Cusco - day at leisure

Today you have free time to shop for souvenirs or visit more museums and churches. This beautiful colonial town has cobbled stone streets and a lively atmosphere. For the more adventurous there is horseback riding, white water rafting on the Urubamba River and mountain biking down to the Sacred Valley.

Deluxe Rate Inkaterra La Casona Standard Rate Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel Superior Rate Novotel Cusco

Day 7: Through the Sacred Valley

You will travel with a local guide through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the impressive Pisac ruins and the colourful artisan market. The day trip ends in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, site of another big Inca ruin. The town and fortress are situated overlooking the beautiful Urubamba River Valley. Spend the night here.

Deluxe Rate Rio Sagrado Standard Rate La Casona de Yucay Hotel Superior Rate Casa Andina Private Collection

Day 8: Machu Picchu

Today is probably the highlight of the whole tour when you visit the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu. Board the train which winds through the Urubamba Valley to the end of the line at Aquas Calientes beneath Machu Picchu. In the afternoon enjoy a two hour guided tour of the famous Inca ruins then stay for the rest of the day exploring before returning to your hotel at Aquas Calientes.

Deluxe Rate Inkaterra Standard Rate Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu Superior Rate El Mapi Hotel

Day 9: Train back to Cusco

Today you have the option to rise early & experience sunrise over Machu Picchu, the best time to see the Lost City or climp up Wayna Picchu for fantastic birds eye views over the ruins and the surrounding cloud forest.( this must be prebooked before trave & does not include entrance fees). End the day by taking the train back to Cusco which allows great views of the spectacular scenery. In Cusco you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Deluxe Rate Inkaterra La Casona Standard Rate Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel Superior Rate Novotel Cusco

Day 10: Cusco

Today is another free day for you to make the most out of the beautiful and lively city. Plenty of opportunities for more souvenir shopping and visits to the archaeological sites and museums and there is also the horseback riding, white water rafting on the Urubamba River and mountain biking down to the Sacred Valley options available.

Deluxe Rate Inkaterra La Casona Standard Rate Casa San Blas Boutique Hotel Superior Rate Novotel Cusco

Day 11: Cusco Valley and Titicaca

Today you board the Incan Express bus and travel through the Andean Highlands to Lake Titicaca with tours of Rachi, Andahuayillas and la Raya on route. The drive is beautiful but there is an option to upgrade and take a first class train through the high Altiplano region offering great views of the stark yet beautiful countryside.

Deluxe Rate Libertador Lago Titicaca Standard Rate Casa Andina Tikarani Superior Rate Casa Andina Private Collection Puno

Day 12: The Islands of Lake Titicaca

Today you head out into the deep clear blue waters of Lake Titicaca to visit the magnificent floating islands of Uros, as well as exploring the paths of Isla Taquile which is filled with quaint little houses and cobbled streets. Titicaca is the biggest lake in the world above 2,000m and the views are stunning. Overnight at your hotel in Puno.

Deluxe Rate Libertador Lago Titicaca Standard Rate Casa Andina Tikarani Superior Rate Casa Andina Private Collection Puno

Day 13: Return to Lima

After watching the amazing spectacle of dawn breaking over the lake the morning is at leisure before taking your flight back to Lima. Make a short detour on the way to the airport to visit the funeral towers of Sillustani. On arrival in Lima you will be met by one of our representatives who will transfer you to your hotel

Deluxe Rate Miraflores Park Standard Rate Casa Andina Miraflores Centro Superior Rate Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Day 14: Departure or Extension

After breakfast and the morning at your leisure, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or elsewhere. We would like to thank you for your interest in having us arrange a very comfortable and memorable adventure in Peru.

Prices

Standard Rate fr £1641pp

Superior Rate fr £1963pp

Deluxe Rate fr £3208pp

Valid between:

  • 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016

Rates based on twinshare

Price includes

  • · 13 Nights Accommodation
  • · 13 Breakfasts, 5 lunches & 2 dinners
  • · Some transfers & tours
  • · English speaking guide
  • · Entrance fees

NOT included

  • · International & domestic flights
  • · Optional Tours incl Wayna Picchu hike
  • · Macchu Picchu Entrance fee 2nd day

International flights not included unless otherwise stated

 
 
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