Day 1 – Outbound
Fly from London to Lima.
You will be met at the airport in Lima and transferred to the hotel for a two-night stay.
The trendy Miraflores area of the city in time to take a walk around the elegant Parque Kennedy and perhaps to take in an evening meal on your first night in Peru. Of course, since this is your first night on holiday in Peru, then if you're feeling up to it then Miraflores is a great place for a night out...
Day 2 – Lima
Half day city tour of Lima in the morning or afternoon.
Day 3 – Lima to Nazca
Check out of the hotel. Very early in the morning (4.00am) we will pick you up from your hotel to go to the beautiful Paracas peninsula, to the south of Lima, along the Pan-American Highway. (3 hours journey).
At 08.00hrs - Excursion to the Ballestas Islands, Peru's very own answer of the Galapagos! You can see loads of birds and sea life including flamingos, sea-lions and dolphins!
Tour with buggies on the desert and sand boarding (2 hours). After the tour, transfer to the coach station to go to Nazca. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the hotel for a one-night stay.
Day 4 – Nazca to Arequipa
In the morning you will take a flight over the Nazca Lines. To ensure optimum conditions (and optimum photos!) You'll need to get up early this morning for us to take you to the airstrip for your flight over the mysterious Nazca lines. Experienced and knowledgeable pilots will make sure you get the most out of this intriguing spectacle.
Take an overnight coach from Nazca to Arequipa (10 hours journey).
Day 5 – Arequipa
Arrive in Arequipa in the morning. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a one night stay.
In the afternoon city tour of Arequipa and the Convent of Santa Teresa Convent.
Day 6 – Colca
This morning you will set out from Arequipa on a guided tour of Colca Canyon. The Canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon and is home to a stunning array of wildlife and also some great natural hot springs! You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a one-night stay.
Day 7 – Colca to Puno
A very early start this morning, as your guide and driver take you to the 'Cruz del Condor', a natural viewpoint opposite the nesting-sites of the famous Andean Condors. We'll arrive in time to see these majestic birds launch themselves into the Canyon as they set out on their day's hunt. After spending more time in the Canyon, continue journey to Puno arriving in the evening. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 8 – Puno
Full day tour to the floating islands of Uros and Taquile with lunch included.
Day 9 – Puno to Cuzco
Check out of the hotel and take a bus up to Cusco, stopping on different sites on the way (8hrs journey) and with lunch included. Arrival to the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, where we will take to your hotel just off the main square for a two-night stay.
Day 10 – Cuzco
In the afternoon, half day city tour of Cuzco and archaeological sites.
Day 11 – Cuzco
Early pick up at hotel – Start Inca Trail (full board included)
Day 12 – Cuzco
Inca Trail (full board included)
Day 13 – Cuzco
Inca Trail (full board included)
Day 14 – Cuzco
End of Inca Trail – Spend full day in Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, take a train back to Cuzco for one-night stay.
Day 15 – Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado
Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport.
Fly from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado. You will be met on arrival and transferred by canoe to an Amazon Jungle Lodge for a three-night stay with full board basis.
Day 16 – Puerto Maldonado
Hike to Lake Condenado. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 17 – Puerto Maldonado
Hike to Lake Sachavacayoc (Tapir Lake). Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 18 – Return flight to the UK
After breakfast, a dawn start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado giving memorable views of the sun rise over the river.
Arrive at the airport and take your return flight back to the UK.
International and internal flights in economy class
All airport departure taxes
All entrance fees included in the tours
Tours included as specified in the itinerary
Meal plan: Daily breakfast, full board in the Inca Trail and the Amazon
Excluded In The Price:
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, tips, porterage, etc.
Personal porters for the Inca Trail
Sleeping bag for the Inca Trail
Hotel 3* (16 Nights)