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Panoramic Peru

  • Duration

    15 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
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    £4,190pp
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On this thrilling journey, much of which is spent at altitude in the Andes Mountains, you’ll discover the heart of the Inca Empire at Machu Picchu, encounter soaring condors and sail on the waters of Lake Titicaca.

Tour Highlights

Our Panoramic Peru tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Authentic Experiences

Our Authentic Experiences Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2

    FLY TO LIMA

    DAYS 1-2: FLY TO LIMA

    Fly to Lima, Peru’s historical capital. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, enjoy your first taste of Peruvian cuisine at a local restaurant a pisco tasting, Peru’s national beverage. (D)

  • Day 3

    LIMA CITY TOUR

    DAY 3: LIMA CITY TOUR

    Originally named the City of the Kings, Lima is rich in heritage, which you’ll see for yourself today. Start in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre to admire the colonial magnificence. Explore the 17th-century San Francisco Monastery. Visit Casa Aliaga, a beautifully-preserved colonial mansion, and finish the day at Huaca Pucilana archaeological centre. (B)

  • Day 4

    URUBAMBA VALLEY

    DAY 4: URUBAMBA VALLEY

    Fly to Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley. Begin in Pisac to see the ruins and explore the colourful market. Continue to Ollantaytambo where you will meet an Inca community. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the town's inhabitants, as well as seeing the beautifully-preserved Inca houses and ancient Inca fortress. (B,L)

  • Day 5

    HUILLOC COMMUNITY

    DAY 5: HUILLOC COMMUNITY

    Visit the remote village of Huilloc this morning, where you will gain a cultural insight into life of the indigenous Quechua community. Meet the villagers and learn about their ancient customs. Admire the beautiful textiles produced by the women of Huilloc, who have a rich tradition of weaving by hand. Finish the tour with a cooking demonstration of a typical Quechua dish before enjoying lunch with the community.(B,L)

  • Day 6

    TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU

    DAY 6: TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU

    Leaving the Sacred Valley today, board the panoramic Vistadome train for your journey to Aguas Calientes, gateway to the world-famous Macchu Pichu. Transfer into a bus for your journey to the ruins. One of the world’s great archaeological discoveries, Machu Picchu sits on a mountain ridge 2430 metres above the Sacred Valley. Built around 1450, it was abandoned about 100 years later, and left ‘undiscovered’ (the local people knew of it) until 1911 when it was brought to international attention. (B,L,D)

  • Day 7

    MACHU PICCHU

    DAY 7: MACHU PICCHU

    Enjoy the morning at leisure or choose one of these optional tours: take the challenging hike up to Huayna Picchu, a viewpoint overlooking Machu Picchu; Aguas Calientes’ thermal baths for a relaxing soak; or a second entrance to Machu Picchu for further explorations - perhaps even venturing up to the Intipunku or Sun Gate. This afternoon, return to Aguas Calientes and take the train to Cusco. (B)

  • Day 8

    DISCOVER CUSCO

    DAY 8: DISCOVER CUSCO

    Home to an incredible Incan legacy, Cusco has some of the richest heritage in Latin America and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour will include visits to the Plaza de Armas, once the heart of the Incan capital of Huacaypata; and Qoricancha, the temple of the sun. Head just out of town to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Puka Pukara, the ‘Red Fortess’. In the afternoon, you will have the option to take part in a chocolate-making tour, followed by a Peruvian dinner and folklore dance show. (B,D)

  • Day 9

    TRAIN TO PUNO

    DAY 9: TRAIN TO PUNO

    Today take a train from Cusco to Puno. Journey through amazing Andean landscapes to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, passing through the spectacular Peruvian highlands. The train has 4 dining cars, a bar car and an observation car. Along the way you will enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared with exquisite Andean ingredients and there will be music and dance shows on board. (B,L)

  • Day 10

    LAKE TITICACA

    DAY 10: LAKE TITICACA

    Journey by boat across Lake Titicaca to the floating islands of Uros, which are constructed entirely from reeds. Spend some time exploring and meeting the local Uros people before continuing to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taquile. Once a stronghold of the Inca, you'll find wonderful textiles here. After your tour of the island, head back to Puno. (B,L)

  • Day 11

    COLCA CANYON

    DAY 11: COLCA CANYON

    Today travel to Colca, approximately a 5 to 6 hour drive, passing through Lagunillas and Tocra along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for flamingos, Andean ducks and llamas. Reach Pata Pampa at 4,820 metres altitude, where you can admire the volcanoes Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca and Mismi (the source of the Amazon River), as well as views of the Cordillera de Chila. Once in Chivay, enjoy the view of the terraces of the Colca Valley before time to bathe in the natural hot springs. (B,L)

  • Day 12

    TRAVEL TO AREQUIPA

    DAY 12: TRAVEL TO AREQUIPA

    After an early breakfast, depart Colca and travel to Arequipa. En route, stop at Condor Cross for a picturesque view of the canyon, and hopefully a few sightings of the native condors gliding on the thermals. Hopping back in the bus, you’ll also visit the remote Andean villages of Maca and Yanque. (B,L)

  • Day 13

    EXPLORE AREQUIPA

    DAY 13: EXPLORE AREQUIPA

    With interesting colonial architecture and being surrounded by volcanoes, Arequipa is quite a site. Head to the Carmen Alto viewpoint, visit Yanahuara Quarter and admire the UNESCO-listed Plaza de Armas and the Monastery of Santa Catalina. Continue on to the San Camilo market to buy ingredients with which you’ll cook a traditional dish with a local family and then dine together. Fly from Arequipa to Lima this afternoon, with a farewell dinner in Lima. (B,L,D)

  • Days 14-15

    DEPART LIMA FOR UK

    DAYS 14-15: DEPART LIMA FOR UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day. (B)

The best time to visit Peru is between May and October, the dry season, where you'll encounter bright sunny days and crisp clear nights

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 22°c
  • 1mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 145mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 18°c
  • 138mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 159mm
  • Arequipa
  • 15°c
  • 25mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 23°c
  • 0mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 134mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 19°c
  • 141mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 158mm
  • Arequipa
  • 15°c
  • 36mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 23°c
  • 5mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 107mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 19°c
  • 151mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 133mm
  • Arequipa
  • 15°c
  • 18mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 21°c
  • 0mm
  • Cusco
  • 12°c
  • 43mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 18°c
  • 62mm
  • Puno
  • 7°c
  • 38mm
  • Arequipa
  • 15°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 19°c
  • 0mm
  • Cusco
  • 11°c
  • 9mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 18°c
  • 23mm
  • Puno
  • 4°c
  • 15mm
  • Arequipa
  • 14°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 18°c
  • 0mm
  • Cusco
  • 10°c
  • 2mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 17°c
  • 17mm
  • Puno
  • 3°c
  • 2mm
  • Arequipa
  • 14°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 17°c
  • 0mm
  • Cusco
  • 10°c
  • 4mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 17°c
  • 22mm
  • Puno
  • 3°c
  • 3mm
  • Arequipa
  • 12°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 16°c
  • 0mm
  • Cusco
  • 11°c
  • 9mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
  • Puno
  • 4°c
  • 7mm
  • Arequipa
  • 14°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 17°c
  • 5mm
  • Cusco
  • 12°c
  • 22mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 18°c
  • 44mm
  • Puno
  • 6°c
  • 28mm
  • Arequipa
  • 14°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 18°c
  • 0mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 39mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 18°c
  • 75mm
  • Puno
  • 7°c
  • 35mm
  • Arequipa
  • 14°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 19°c
  • 0mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 72mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 20°c
  • 86mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 54mm
  • Arequipa
  • 14°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Lima
  • 21°c
  • 0mm
  • Cusco
  • 14°c
  • 123mm
  • Machu Picchu
  • 20°c
  • 121mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 119mm
  • Arequipa
  • 15°c
  • 3mm
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