Welcome to Peru

Peru is an irresistible blend of ancient history, vibrant art, traditional music and jaw-dropping natural beauty. Our exploration of Peru begins in Lima and before delving into the Amazon jungle near Puerto Maldonado to explore Peru’s wildlife. We also discover Peru’s deep and fascinating Incan roots in the Andean town of Cusco and the Uros Islands on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Our exploration would not be complete without venturing to the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu, the most famous and celebrated archaeological site in the Americas. This bucket list location is perfectly complemented by a country with a rich, varied and welcoming culture.

Tour Highlights

  • Adventure to Machu Picchu, lost city of the Inca
  • Discover the charming colonial remnants of Lima
  • Explore the man-made Uros Islands and their fascinating inhabitants
  • Uncover the markets and Incan citadels of the Sacred Valley
  • Learn about the wildlife and conservation efforts in the Amazonian jungle
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  • Dates & Prices

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    August 9 - August 24, 2019 (16 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £3999 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £2999 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 3299 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 2299 GBP Contact us for availability

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    View of Uros floating islands with typical yellow boats on blue water.
  • An alpaca looking over a blue lake in the mountains of Peru

    What's Included

    • Direct flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 1 night accommodation at Hotel Costa Del Sol Wyndham Lima Aeropuerto
    • 2 nights' accommodation at Sandoval Lake Lodge
    • 2 nights' accommodation at Hotel Ferre Cusco
    • 3 nights' accommodation at Casona de Yucay Hotel Urubamba
    • 3 nights' accommodation at Hotel Jose Antonio - Cusco
    • 2 nights' accommodation at Hotel Jose Antonio - Puno
    • 1 night accommodation at Hotel El Tambo II - Lima
    • All breakfasts
    • Six lunches
    • Two dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • 3 days in the Amazonian Jungle
    • City Tour Of Cusco
    • Half day tour of Maras and Moray
    • Tour of Sacred Valley
    • Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes
    • Tour of Machu Picchu
    • Full day tour of Uros and Taquile
    • City Tour Of Lima
    Squirrel Monkey with baby squirrel monkey on back in amazon rainforest

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Friday 9th August

Today we’ll depart the UK on our flight to Lima where we’ll arrive in the evening.

Overnight in Lima.

Saturday 10th August

After a good night’s sleep, we’ll travel to Puerto Maldonado to start our journey in the Amazonian jungle. Once we’ve landed, we’ll travel via boat for a 25 minute journey to the path that leads to Lake Sandoval. After a 30 minute walk to the shores of Lake Sandoval, we’ll board a canoe which takes us to our accommodation. We’ll enjoy a well-deserved lunch before boarding a catamaran to sail over to the Western side of the lake. This is when we get our first experience of the nature of the jungle!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Puerto Maldonado.

Sunday 11th August

Today we’ll wake early to experience sunrise over the lake. A magical way to start the day before learning about the ecosystem of Lake Sandoval. This area of water is actually a meander abandoned by the river and is home to giant otters, caimans, and shanshos, an exotic bird with a prehistoric appearance. We’ll then go back to the lodge for breakfast and then its time for a tour around the jungle to see the wild chestnut trees. The nut from this tree provides an important source of income for the native communities and we’ll learn about the harvesting, packaging and trading processes associated with the chestnut tree. It’s then time for lunch before enjoying time by the lake to watch capuchin monkeys – otherwise known as “organ grinder” monkeys thanks to their features in many movies and TV shows. In the evening, we’ll take a night time tour to experience the night fauna – the insects and reptiles come alive at night so this will be a totally different atmosphere to daylight hours.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Puerto Maldonado.

Monday 12th August

This morning, we’ll depart our lodge to start our journey to Cusco. When we land in the city, a guide will accompany you to the hotel and tell you about the attractions and services the city has to offer.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cusco.

Tuesday 13th August

Our half day city tour begins at Coricancha, also known as “The Temple Of The Sun”, which was built by the Inca ruler Pachacuti. The tour will then take us to the imposing cathedral in the Plaza de Armas Square which took over 100 years to complete and then we’ll continue to the Sacsayhuaman complex which was built with megalithic blocks. The last part of our tour will take us to Quenqo and Puka Pukara, an architectural complex of alleged military use with plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers. After the tour, the rest of the day is at leisure so enjoy some free time at the hotel or take in the joys of Cusco at your own pace.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cusco.

Wednesday 14th August

Before transferring to our hotel in Urubamba, we’ll take a tour of the terraces of Moray and the Maras salt mines. Firstly, Moray is an archaeological site which consists of concentric circular platforms. It is thought that years and years ago, Moray was used as an agricultural research station because of the different conditions at each terrace level. For example, the temperature difference between the top terrace and the bottom terrace is 15 degree Celsius. This temperature difference allowed the Incas to study wild vegetation thanks to the mini micro climates they created. Next up, we visit the contrasting salt flats of Maras which has such surreal scenery thanks to the large deposits of pink salt. Over 2000 staggered salt pits are irrigated by an underground spring and create quite the view.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Urubamba.

Thursday 15th August

Our tour today will start with a visit to Pisac Market, a place that sells local products from textiles to carvings and replicas of ancient inca objects. After a bit of shopping, we’ll enjoy lunch before going to Ollantaytambo Park. This is a typical example of urban planning by the Incas and the residents here still live in accordance with their old traditions. You’ll learn about how this town was destroyed, then rebuilt and absorbed as part of Pachacutec’s empire.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Urubamba.

Friday 16th August

It’s the day for our visit to Machu Picchu. We’ll take the expedition train to Aguas Calientes, a 2 hour journey through spectacular Peruvian landscapes. When we’re in Aguas Calientes – or “Machu Picchu pueblo”, we’ll take a short transfer to reach the magnificent Machu Picchu. This site is a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed to have served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec. Machu Picchu means old mountain and is considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO and is also one of the new seven wonders of the world. It’s also incredibly likely that we’ll come across alpacas and llamas on our visit here so be prepared for your photos to be bombed by these cute creatures! Lunch is at Café Inkaterra then we’ll get on the expedition train back to Ollanta before driving back to Urubamba.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Urubamba.

Saturday 17th August

After a few days of exploring, today is free for you to enjoy at your leisure after we’ve transferred from Urubamba to Cusco. You might want to explore the local food markets, learn about Inca astronomy at Cusco Planetarium, or why not visit the highest owned Irish bar in the world – Paddy’s Irish Pub. Not exactly local to Peruvian culture but an experience none the less!

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cusco.

Sunday 18th August

There’s another day at leisure today – this means you can take the day exactly how you want to. Relax at the hotel and indulge in a spa treatment, do some souvenir shopping, visit the Museo del Chocolate Cusco, or take part in a Peruvian cooking class. If you want to dance the night away, Cusco also has quite the bar scene too for the night owls!

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cusco.

Monday 19th August

Dig into some of Cusco’s delicacies today with a cooking class – learn how to make chocolate using Peruvian cocoa beans or alternatively, try your hand at pouring your own Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink. Alternatively, if you want to explore more Inca structures, visit Sacsayhuaman – one of the most impressive ruins around Cusco. For the daredevils in the group, you might want to get your adrenalin fix on the highest bungee jump in Latin America. Whatever you fancy doing today, the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Cusco.

Tuesday 20th August

Today we’ll travel to Puno via a private bus stopping by spectacular locations along the way. The town of Andahuaylillas, the Temple of Wiracocha, and La Raya which is a mountain range spanning from the Cusco region to the Puno region of Peru. We’ll have lunch en-route as well before arriving in Puno later in the day.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight at Puno

Wednesday 21st August

Our early start this morning will be more than worth it as we head out from Puno’s lake port to the floating islands of the Uros. This ancestral society inhabits a series of artificial islands built with totora, a reed that grows in the lake. The islands are built by weaving this reed in the thickest places to form a natural layer. Houses are built on top of this layer and food is cooked in the open air to prevent fires. Our next stop is Taquile Island, which is inhabited by Quechua speaking residents whereas all the other islands in the lake are inhabited by Aymara speaking people. We’ll attend a cultural activity here and make our way back to Puno after lunch.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Puno.

Thursday 22nd August

Today we get our second glimpse of Lima after we land here from Juliaca. A guide will wait for us at the airport and will tell us all about the things to see and do in Lima before we arrive at the hotel.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Lima.

Friday 23rd August

After a leisurely morning at the hotel or around the city, we’ll get to enjoy a half day tour of Lima before we leave for the airport. We’ll explore Lima’s downtown area which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here we’ll visit the Cathedral of Lima, located in the Main Square, as well as Aliaga House, the Church of Santo Domingo, and the financial district of San Isidro with its modern, towering buildings, and Miraflores, the residential and upscale shopping district of Lima.

We’ll conclude our tour with a visit to Love Park, a park on the coast which was built to celebrate love in all its forms, before transferring to the airport.

Breakfast included. Overnight on flight.

Saturday 24th August

We’ll arrive back in the UK in the afternoon after an overnight flight from Lima. We hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday to Peru!

Single supplement: £600

Visa information: If you’re a British passport holder, you don’t need a visa to visit Peru if the main purpose of your travel is for tourism. Your passport does have to be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Peru.