Classic Peru | 22 Days
A complete journey through southern Peru. Follow the desert coastline from Lima to the Ballestas Islands and on to the mysterious and unexplained Nazca Lines. Colonial Arequipa reveals the harshness of convent life, while condors soar in the Colca Canyon. On to Lake Titicaca - the fabled birth place of the Incas - and the fascinating Inca sites at Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The finale is the spectacular Inca Trail to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
Full Itinerary: Classic Peru | 22 Days
Day 1 Fly to Lima.
Day 2 Lima/Paracas Discover Peru’s capital with its great colonial history before driving to the beach at Paracas.
Day 3 Ballestas Islands Continue by boat to the Ballestas Islands, home to countless birds and sea lions.
Day 4 Nazca The purpose of the Nazca Lines, etched into the desert, remains a mystery; take an optional flight for the best view.
Day 5/6 Arequipa Visit Santa Catalina Convent, a town within a town.
Day 7/8 Colca Canyon This huge canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the US. Walk the trails while condors fly overhead.
Day 9 Puno Drive to this lakeside town via Sillustani ruins.
Day 10/11 Lake Titicaca On Urs and Taquile Islands you’ll seethe traditional ways of life preserved on the lake.
Day 12-15 Cusco/Sacred Valley Cross to the Inca city of Cusco, and visit Pisac market and ruins, or maybe raft in the Sacred Valley.
Day 16-19 Inca Trail Four days of trekking in magical mountain scenery to reach the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
Day 20 Machu Picchu A full day to wander among the ruins of this great city, before returning to Cusco.
Day 21/22 Fly to home via Lima.
Hotel Accommodation on BB basis
All excursions program with English speaking guide.
Meals mentioned in the program (lunch)
Entrance fee on the sightseeing
Domestic or International flights
Tips for guide and drivers
ticket to museums or national parks
meals not specified