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Upgraded Peru Explorer

15 days, Lima to Lima

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Discover the cultures, history and landscapes of Peru on this two-week adventure that hits the must-see bucket-list items as well as the highlights of the southern coast. Spot wildlife and seabirds at the Ballestas Islands on the way to Nasca, home to the mysterious Nasca Lines, before diving into the cuisine and colonial charm of Arequipa. Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from Cusco, and cruise on the highest navigable lake in the world at Lake Titicaca.

15 days

Lima to Lima

From$18879HKD
was $23599
Valid on May 15 2022
Trip Code: SPNJ

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Discover the cultures, history and landscapes of Peru on this two-week adventure that hits the must-see bucket-list items as well as the highlights of the southern coast. Spot wildlife and seabirds at the Ballestas Islands on the way to Nasca, home to the mysterious Nasca Lines, before diving into the cuisine and colonial charm of Arequipa. Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from Cusco, and cruise on the highest navigable lake in the world at Lake Titicaca.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

15 days

Lima to Lima

From$18879HKD
was $23599
Valid on May 15 2022
Trip Code: SPNJ

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09
Map of the route for Upgraded Peru Explorer

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2Lima/Paracas

Drive south along the coast to the town of Paracas. Take an orientation walk with the CEO and enjoy a free evening to try one of the many nearby seafood restaurants.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Paracas/Nazca

Set off by boat in the morning on an excursion to the nearby Ballestas Islands, home to sea lions, penguins and thousands of seabirds. Then continue to the Tacama Winery to learn about wine and pisco production in Peru with the opportunity to sample. In the afternoon drive to Nasca, with a stop en route at the oasis town and sand dunes of Huacachina.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Foodie Moment Pisco winery visit and tasting

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Nazca

Visit a pre-Inca cemetery in the desert to see the remains of mummies and pottery, then stop by a local ceramics studio for a demonstration of traditional techniques. Opt for an overflight of the Nasca Lines, mysterious ancient drawings etched on the ground that are best seen by air. For dinner, enjoy a delicious pachamanca meal, an age-old practice of cooking food buried in the ground underneath hot stones.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Hands-On Moment Pachamanca

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5Nazca/Arequipa

Travel south on a full-day drive along the coast and into the Andes to Arequipa, surrounded by volcanoes. Enjoy a free evening after settling into the hotel.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Arequipa

Take a guided walking tour of Arequipa, discovering the historical centre and the 16th-century Santa Catalina Monastery. Afterwards dig into the region's renowned cuisine with a cooking class led by a chef at a traditional restaurant, and eat a delicious lunch of local delicacies. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the city or relaxing at a cafe.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7Arequipa/Cusco

Take a flight further into the Andes to Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a free afternoon to acclimatize and to explore the city's plazas, shops and museums.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Cusco/Urubamba

Send a full day exploring the Sacred Valley, stopping first at the G Adventures–supported Parque de la Papa, a rural Andean community working to preserve hundreds of varieties of native potato. Take a tour of the Inca Ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the G Adventures–supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley| Your G for Good Moment Parque de la Papa (Potato Park)

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 9Urubamba/Aguas Calientes

Board a scenic train along the Urubamba River to the town of Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu. The afternoon is free for optional excursions like a visit to the local hot springs or a nearby waterfall. Visit a botanical garden, or wander the handicraft stalls in town as you prepare for an early start the following day to go up to Machu Picchu.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Aguas Calientes/Cusco

Rise early for a guided tour of Machu Picchu to explore the temples and terraces of the Inca mountaintop citadel. In the afternoon, return by train and private bus to Cusco.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11Cusco

Enjoy a free day in Cusco to continue to explore the city or to choose from a variety of optional activities like whitewater rafting, mountain biking or take a cooking class. In the evening visit the Cusco Planetarium to learn about the importance of astronomy to the ancient Inca and, weather permitting, look up at the stars through telescopes.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 12Cusco/Puno

Travel from Cusco across the high Altiplano to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. The rest of the day is free after checking into the hotel.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13Puno

Set off by boat on a guided tour of Lake Titicaca, stopping at the floating reed islands of Uros and then Taquile Island before having lunch with a local family in the community of Luquina Chico on the shores of the lake. Spend the rest of the afternoon free after returning to Puno or opt for a tour to the nearby pre-Inca burial site of Sillustani.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 14Puno/Lima

Transfer to the Juliaca airport and take a flight back to Lima for one final night on the town.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 15Lima

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Pisac
  • Your Foodie Moment: Pisco winery visit and tasting, Paracas
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Pachamanca, Nazca
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Arrival transfer
  • Ballestas Islands boat trip
  • Visit the Chauchilla cemetery and potter's workshop in Nazca
  • Arequipa city tour including the Santa Catalina Convent
  • Guided boat tour of Taquile and Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour
  • Scenic train and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (14 nts).

Meals

14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
Allow USD455-595 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private van, plane, train, boat, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

1 Day Inca Trail Hike Permit Request - From $2119.00

Want to hike the Inca Trail but for less time than the 4 day hike? This permit is perfect for you as you'll jump off the train early, hike six hours to the Sun Gate and meet up with the rest of the trip.

Cusco Cooking Class - From $359.00

Channel your inner chef with a Peruvian cooking class. Take a trip to the market with your teacher and learn about regional flavours as you pick out the freshest ingredients. Head back to the kitchen for a hands-on lesson and learn to prepare local Peruvian specialties.

Flight over Nazca Lines - From $949.00

Take to the skies for the best view of the enigmatic Nazca Lines, a series of patterns and pictures etched in the ground, crisscrossing a wide area of flat desert. Marvel at the lines measuring up to 10km (6 mi) in length, yet, remaining perfectly straight. See depictions of birds, insects, and animals only recognizable from the air. Decide for yourself the origin of the lines – who drew the lines, and why, remains a mystery. Current beliefs suggest that they may be part of complex agricultural calendar.

Lima Cooking Class (4hrs) - From $619.00

Get a taste of Peruvian cuisine, visit local markets, sample exotic fruit, select fresh ingredients, and try your hand at preparing unique Peruvian dishes influenced by China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Upgraded Peru Explorer

| 15 days - Lima to Lima - from $18879 HKD