Peru a la Carte: Explore
Peru in all its dimension
• Explore one of the deepest canyons in the world and observe the majestic Condor in flight.
• Discover the most spectacular of the Incan sites and one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.
• You will feel on the top of the world!
• Explore Cusco, the Capital of the Incan Empire and discover its awe – inspiring streets and Pre-Hispanic buildings.
• Watch the Sunset on the Pacific Ocean in Lima and enjoy the city’s stunning architecture.
• Savor Peruvian cuisine, with its exquisite and unique flavors. It has been recognized around the world as some of the finest there is.
• Be dazzled by the unparalleled beauty of the Sacred Valley and its ancient Incan monuments and villages.
• Cruis the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, and visit the Uros community who live on its islands.
• Explore the Amazon Rainforest and learn about its unique flora and fauna.
Day 1: Lima
Day 2: Lima:City tour – Lunch – Barranco
Day 3: Lima – Arequipa
Day 4: Arequipa – Colca Canyon
Day 5: From Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca
Day 6: Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile Islands
Day 7: Puno – Cusco: From the Titicaca Lake to Cusco
Day 8: Cusco, City tour & San Pedro Market
Day 9: Sacred Valley: Chinchero – Ollantaytambo
Day 10: Machu Picchu, Citadel Excursion – Cusco
Day 11: Cusco – Puerto Maldonado
Day 12: Puerto Maldonado
Day 13: Puerto Maldonado – Lima
Day 14: Lima – Ica: Vineyards, Huacachina & Sand Buggies
Day 15: Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Lima
Day 16: Paracas – Lima
We are not leaving anything out with this package. This 16-day tour encompasses all of our offerings from all of our shorter trips. This is really your opportunity to travel to Peru and see it all. Not only will you cover the coast, high sierra, Amazon Jungle, but also you will have the pleasure of being able to do it at a more leisurely pace. For those that have a bit more time, this tour never disappoints. Maximize your time in Peru and make sure not to miss a thing with this all inclusive package.
Upon your arrival to the Lima Airport, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will provide a brief introduction to the city and our services while driving you to your hotel in Miraflores. You will have the remainder of the day free to relax and get acquainted with the city at your own pace. Depending on your arrival time, we have plenty of suggestions for you so you can make the most of your first day in Lima.
Lima:City tour – Lunch – Barranco
Get ready to explore Lima and all it has to offer! Our tour starts in the morning with a visit to the Historic Downtown area. First, you will stop off at the Main Square, where you will walk through its most important streets and observe its architectural monuments like the Cathedral and the Government Palace. Afterwards you will head to the San Francisco Convent and its renowned catacombs. Lunch will be at a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy classic Peruvian cuisine, as well as learn how to prepare a Pisco Sour, Peru´s signature drink.
You will complete your tour of Lima with a visit to the Bohemian neighborhood of Barranco, a neighborhood called home by countless artists, photographers, and authors. Walk along beautiful streets lined with Republican houses, admire the splendid views, and visit the Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs), the source of inspiration for one of Peru’s great composers, Chabuca Granda.
Lima – Arequipa
Early in the morning, you will be met by our representative at your hotel and escorted to the airport. Upon arrival in Arequipa, a Peruvian Sunrise representative will take you to your hotel before starting the tour.
Arequipa, known as the “White City”, for its unique architecture, is surrounded by three impressive volcanoes.
You will begin your tour visiting the Santa Catalina Convent. Founded in 1579 as a cloister, you will be able to walk through its beautiful buildings. It is considered an icon of colonial architecture in the Americas.
Later on, we will explore the Compañía de Jesús Church. An impressive baroque-style building, its interior is decorated with vividly colored murals. We will then head to Mirador del Carmen, where you will be able to enjoy a spectacular view of the River Valley and the impressive Misti Volcano. Finally, you will stop off in the upscale neighborhood of Yanahuara and get a chance to see its old ashlar stone mansions with beautiful gardens.
Arequipa – Colca Canyon
Early in the morning, you will embark on an amazing journey to one of the deepest Canyons in the world! We will travel across snow-covered volcanoes, quaint Andean villages, finally arriving in the Colca Valley.
One of our stops will be the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, whose rugged terrain is home to vast herds of Vicuñas, Alpacas and Llamas. Next we will visit the Mirador de los Andes (Lookout Point of the Andes) in Patapampa. This lookout point, at 16,100 ft / 1408 m above sea level, offers spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks of the various volcanoes surrounding Arequipa, including the Hualca Calca, the Sabancaya and the Ampato. After, you will head to the town of Chivay (close to where the Colca Valley begins) for a closer inspection of the impressive system of platforms and terraces built by the ancient Collagua and Cabana inhabitants.
After lunch, you will make your way to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon will be free to take advantage of the hotel’s amenities, enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings, and simply rest and rejuvenate for the next day.
Optional: After reaching Chivay Village, we will encounter La Calera Hot Springs, which boasts a wonderful array of hot spring pools, fed by the bubbling brooks that emerge from the mountain sides all around – they average a natural temperature of 85°C. Said to be wondrous for curing arthritis and rheumatism. These clean and well-kept thermal baths are not to be missed.
From Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca
Early in the morning, we will head off to the Condor Cross Lookout Point. Which is an incredible vantage point where you will be able to look out across one of the world’s deepest canyons and if we get lucky, see the majestic Andean Condor in flight! After lunch, you will experience an awe-inspiring trip of about six hours through the unique landscapes of the high mountain plain.
A few miles away, you will be able to see the grand Bosque de Piedras de Imata in the distance. You will then arrive in Lagunillas, which sits at 13,684 ft / 4170 m above sea level. Here you will observe numerous species of migratory and Andean birds. Among them, Andean flamingos and crakes. You will end your trip at the legendary Lake Titicaca.
Lake Titicaca: Uros & Taquile Islands
Today we will explore the world’s highest navigable lake, Titcaca, and explore its unique and breathtaking islands.
We will start by visiting the floating Islands of Uros. There are about 40 small islands made totally of totora, a natural reed that grows around the lake. The friendly island inhabitants will invite you to get to know their traditional lifestyle and customs.
Continuing our journey across the waters of the lake, we will arrive to Taquile Island, a quaint and picturesque place with a unique landscape due to the Incan terraces built around it. Here we will be able to learn ancestral weaving techniques from the locals… amazing! We will have lunch in Taquile before heading back to our hotel in the afternoon.
Puno – Cusco: From the Titicaca Lake to Cusco
Today we will embark on the most scenic trip of the Peruvian Andes!
On board a comfortable bus, we will pass different Andean villages, snow capped mountains, and herds of Llamas. Some of our stops include: Andahuaylillas, also known as the Sistine Chapel of America; Racchi, the ruins of a well known Inca Temple to the God Wiracocha and La Raya Pass, which is the highest point of the Peruvian Altiplano. We will have lunch at a traditional Andean restaurant before we arrive to Cusco, the Capital of the Inca Empire.
Cusco, City tour & San Pedro Market
We will explore the amazing city of Cusco, which was the Capital of the Inca empire and one of the most historical cities in the Americas.
In the morning, you will begin your tour visiting the Fortress of Sacsayhuamán, one the most important military and ceremonial centers in Incan times. We will continue our tour strolling through the main square, where you will be able to explore the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries. Just a few blocks away, you will explore one of Cusco’s most impressive buildings, Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold. As you return to the lower part of the city, you will stop off at the San Pedro Market, where you will be mesmerized by the variety of unique and traditional produce and discover new aromas and tastes of the region.
Sacred Valley: Chinchero – Ollantaytambo
Today you will experience a full-day private guided excursion throughout the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
First, you will visit the ruins of the Andean village of Chinchero, located high-up on the windswept plains of Anta (12,342.52 feet). You will find yourself surrounded by gorgeous views overlooking the Sacred Valley and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay dominating the western horizon. This excursion combines Incan ruins with a typical Andean village, a colonial church, some wonderful mountain views, and a colorful traditional market.
En route, you will witness one of the best sites in the valley: the huge circular agricultural terraces at Moray, built by the Incas in natural sinkholes. They sit on a limestone plateau overlooking the Urubamba Valley.
For lunch, you will enjoy a traditional Peruvian – Andean cuisine at Tunupa Restaurant, conveniently located in a beautiful setting overlooking the Urubamba River. In the afternoon, you will continue on to visit Ollantaytambo, an old Inca fortified village where we may observe some of the best examples of Inca architecture in the region. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions.
Machu Picchu, Citadel Excursion – Cusco
After a very early rise, you will board the train from the Ollantaytambo Station heading to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). This train journey is a spectacle in itself! You will be able to appreciate Peru’s immense biodiversity as you witness the landscape transition from Andean green fields to lush rainforest, descending alongside the Urubamba River.
Upon your arrival to the Aguas Calientes train station, you will take a 20 minute bus ride up to the spectacular site of Machu Picchu. You will explore this enigmatic sanctuary where your expert guide will lead you through the ruins, providing archaeological and historical information on key areas of interest, including The Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana (the Sun Dial) and the Sacred Plaza. You will appreciate the most amazing views from the top of the citadel! This is an opportunity to revel in the energy and atmosphere of one of the most significant and spectacular archaeological sites of the world, surrounded by the cloud forest.
You will also have the opportunity to see Llamas meandering around in their natural environment.
After descending to Machu Picchu Pueblo, you will have some free time for lunch, and wander through this picturesque town. In the afternoon, you will board the return train to Ollantaytambo Station where one of our representatives will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Cusco – Puerto Maldonado
Early in the morning, you will be met by our representative at your hotel in Cusco and escorted to the airport. You will fly to Puerto Maldonado, where you will be welcomed by an Inkaterra representative.
You will start this rainforest adventure by navigating a motorized canoe along the Madre de Dios River to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción. Here, you will enjoy a traditional lunch with organic ingredients from the region.
In the afternoon, you will take a walk through Concepcion Trails, an immersive tour of the jungle and learn about its particular flora and fauna as well as its uses for the native communities. At dusk, you will enjoy a Twilight River excursion via motorized canoe on the Madre de Dios River. You will be able to learn about its ecosystem, Amazonian creeks, and nocturnal animal behavior.
Today get ready for a full on Amazonian experience! You will start with a trek into the Tambopata National Reserve towards Lake Sandoval. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is the biodiversity capital of Peru. You will navigate by dugout canoe across this mirrorlike oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, blue and yellow macaw, red howler monkey, black caiman and one of the world’s biggest fresh water scaled fish, the paiche.
After lunch we will start the famous Inkaterra Canopy & Anaconda Walk.
A 20-minute boat ride will take us to the Inkaterra interpretation center, where we will ascend a 98-foot (30-meters) tower and cross the 7 hanging bridges that connect the treetops more than 90 feet in he air! From here we will have the most breathtaking vistas and get the chance to watch white-throated toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, squirrel monkeys, and other beautiful, exotic animals. After descending, we will keep going along the 656 ft / 200 m wooden bridge over the swamps.
In the evening we can either take it easy or go on a Hidden Rainforest Excursion, where you will explore the Amazon rainforest that gives way to nocturnal animals with fascinating behavioral patterns and enhanced senses they have adapted to survive in this unique environment.
Puerto Maldonado – Lima
After breakfast, you will embark on a boat ride back to Puerto Maldonado, where you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Lima. Upon arriving in the City of Lima, you will be welcomed by a Peruvian Sunrise representative, who will drive you to your hotel.
Today you will have the afternoon free to relax or to explore Lima on your own.
Lima – Ica: Vineyards, Huacachina & Sand Buggies
This morning, we have an early departure heading south along the Pan-American Highway to the valley of Ica located 186 m / 300 km south of Lima and surrounded by the endless sand dunes of the Ica desert.
Ica is well know for its warm and dry climate, perfect for cultivating grapes. We’ll make a short stop for a guided tour through an historical vineyard where world-class wine, as well as our famous Pisco liquor, is made. Afterwards, you will enjoy a traditional lunch highlighting the delights of southern peruvian cuisine.
We then leave for the natural lagoon of Huacachina, known as the Oasis of America.
Optional: From this beautiful landscape we go racing across the desert aboard powerful dune buggies, feeling all their speed and adrenaline. We will make stops along the giant dunes where you can go sandboarding, which is a lot like snowboarding only without the snow – it’s a marvelous, one-of-a-kind experience. After observing the sunset from the vastness of the desert we go back to Huacachina and relax in our charming hotel.
Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Lima
Today we will have an early rise and board a fully equipped speedboat departing from the Libertador Pier to the Ballestas Islands, also known as the little Galapagos because of the great variety of marine wildlife that inhabit them. En route, our boat stops to observe the “The Chandelier”, an enigmatic figure that can only be seen from the sea. You will explore caves and rock formations that have been carved by the sea and wind over time and will be able to observe sea lions, penguins, seagulls and a wide variety of marine fauna.
Today we will have the rest of the day free to relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
Paracas – Lima
At a set time our representative will accompany you to the bus station in Paracas for your transport to the Lima airport and connect with your international flight home. If necessary, we can arrange a hotel in Lima before your international flight.
Price per person (based on 2 people):
Standard: $ 2910 – Comfort: $ 3155 – Premium: $ 4683
Hotels subject to change.
- Hotel accommodations for 15 nights with breakfast, as described in the itinerary.
- Private transportations hotel / airport in every destination.
- Private guided excursions as described in the itinerary.
- Guided Amazon Excursions in shared service.
- Lake Titicaca excursions in shared service.
- Panoramic bus tickets: Colca Canyon- Puno.
- Panoramic bus tickets: Puno – Cusco.
- Bus tickets Lima – Ica and Paracas – Lima.
- Ballestas Islands tour by speed boat in shared service.
- All admission fees.
- 8 Lunches included.
- 2 Dinners included.
- 1 Box Lunch included.
- Train tickets to & from Machu Picchu.
- Bus tickets to & from Machu Picchu.
- International & domestic airfares, unless specifically mentioned.
- Travel insurance.
- Items of personal nature such as gratuities, internet charges, excess baggage charges, laundry, beverages and meals not described in the itinerary.