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12-Day Vacation – Tours in Peru.

Overview

Our recommended 12-day tour package, Tours in Peru, trips to Peru, the best vacations in Peru.

When it comes to visiting magical places in Peru, it is recommended that you take the necessary time to admire the natural and cultural wonders of Peru, especially in the south of the country.

Start your tour in Lima (City tour), then visit Paracas (Ballestas Islands), Ica (Vineyards and Huacachina), Arequipa (City tour – Colca Canyon), Puno (Lake Titicaca – Uros Floating Islands – Amantani – Taquile), Sun Route (Pucara – Raqchi – Andahuaylillas), Cusco (Cathedral, Qoricancha – Sacsayhuaman – Qenqo – Puca Pucara – Tambomachay), Sacred Valley of the Incas (Pisac – Ollantaytambo) and finally, discover Machu Picchu.

The tour begins and ends in the city of Lima, and you can do on the date you want.

Summary

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Tours in Peru – Summary – 12-day vacation.

  • Day 1. Arrival in Lima and City Tour Lima
  • Day 2. Paracas (Ballestas Islands) – Ica (Vineyards and Huacachina) – Bus to Arequipa
  • Day 3. Arrival to Arequipa and City Tour
  • Day 4. Arequipa – Colca Canyon full day – Puno
  • Day 5. Arrival in Puno: Tour to Lake Titicaca
  • Day 6. Tour to the Amantani and Taquile Islands – Puno
  • Day 7. Trip from Puno to Cusco – Sun Route
  • Day 8. Cusco City Tour and Four Ruins
  • Day 9. Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu
  • Day 10. Tour to Machu Picchu – Cusco
  • Day 11. Free Time in Cusco / Optional Tours
  • Day 12. farewell transfer to the airport of Cusco – Lima – House.

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Itinerary

Detailed program of Tours in Peru

Day 1. Arrival in Lima and City Tour Lima

A.M. Upon arrival in Lima, the capital of Peru, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel in the district of Miraflores.

At 2:50 p.m., take a 4-hour tour of the city of the kings, due to its large size it has numerous colonial monuments of great interest. Visit the main square that is surrounded by more than 50 monuments, which show the magnificence and power that this place had. The foundation of this city dates from the pre-Inca era, so you can see pre-Inca and Inca constructions. In addition, tour the modern districts such as Miraflores, San Isidro, etc.

What is included in City tour Lima

  • Reception and welcome to the city of Lima and transfer to hotel
  • Pick up from the hotel for the Lima city tour
  • Entrance to places to visit
  • Tourist transport during the tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Accommodation at the chosen Hotel in Lima

Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner

Day 2. Lima – Paracas (Ballestas Islands) – Ica (Vineyards and Huacachina) – Bus to Arequipa

At 3 a.m., be transferred from your hotel to the bus station. At 3:45 a.m., start a trip from Lima to the port of Paracas, where our staff will be waiting for you. Board a motorboat to take a tour in the Ballestas Islands. While sailing, observe a beautiful candlestick similar to the Nazca lines and enjoy a great diversity of marine fauna formed by migratory birds, Humboldt penguins, pelicans, boobies, flamingos, sea lions, etc.

Then, return to the port of Paracas and board a bus (10:40 a.m.) to the city of Ica. At 13:00, take a tour in the vineyards and buggies in the dunes of Huacachina.

At 18:30 hours, transfer by car from Huacachina to Ica. At 8:00 p.m., start a night trip to the white city of Arequipa.

What is included in the Paracas and Ica tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer from the hotel to the bus terminal
  • Bus Lima – Paracas
  • A motorboat to visit the Ballestas Islands
  • Bus Paracas – Ica
  • Ica tour
  • Entrances to the places to visit
  • Specialized professional guide
  • Buggies ride
  • Night bus from Ica – Arequipa (12 hours trip)

Does not include

  • Lunch and Dinner

Day 3. Arrival to Arequipa and City Tour

Upon arrival in Arequipa, you will be met by our staff and accompanied to your hotel. After chek-in, take your free time.

At 13:30 hours, take the Arequipa city tour, visit the main square, and admire the Cathedral built of ashlar. Also, visit the convent of Santa Catalina and the church of the company of Jesus. To end your visit, head towards the Yanahuara viewpoint, from where you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the white city and the Misti volcano.

What is included in the city tour Arequipa

  • Pick up at the bus station in Arequipa
  • City Tour Arequipa
  • Specialized professional guide
  • Entrance fees to places of visit
  • Accommodation in a chosen hotel in Arequipa

Not include

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4. Arequipa – Colca Canyon full day – Puno

At 3 a.m., start a trip from Arequipa to the Colca Valley. In 3 hours, make a brief stop in Chivay to enjoy your breakfast. Then continue your journey for 2 hours to the Cruz del Condor viewpoint.

At the Cruz del Condor, take your time to enjoy the scenic beauty of the canyon and the majestic flight of the condors. Subsequently, take your mobility back to Chivay, stopping briefly in the villages of Pinchollo, Maca, and Yanque. Then, enjoy your lunch and visit the Calera thermal baths.

In the afternoon, return to Arequipa also making short stops at the viewpoint of the volcanoes, Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserves, inhabited by South American camelids (La Llama, Alpaca, Guanaco and especially Vicuña). Arrival at 6:00 p.m.

At 10 pm, start a night trip from Arequipa to Puno.

What is included in the Uros and Amantani floating islands tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel according to accommodation
  • Roundtrip bus between Arequipa and Colca canyon
  • Specialized professional guide
  • Entrance ticket to the places to visit
  • Buffet lunch in Chivay.
  • night bus from Arequipa to Puno

Not include

  • Ticket to the thermal baths of La Calera
  • Dinner

Day 5: Arrival in Puno: Tour on Titicaca Lake – Floating Islands of Los Uros and Amantani.

In our 12-day package, Tours in Peru, the highest point is Puno (3810 meters / 12,500 feet).

Upon arrival in Puno, our staff will receive you and will indicate a restaurant for your breakfast.

After breakfast, at 7:30 a.m., join a shared tour of Lake Titicaca, a gleaming deep blue lake that houses highland cultures. Stop by the Floating Islands of the Uros to meet the locals dressed in colorful costumes. Later, head to the beautiful island of Amantani to enjoy a homemade lunch made by the locals while admiring a fantastic view of the lake.

At night, share a beautiful experience with the locals and spend the night in a family home in the middle of the highest lake in the world.

What is included in the tour of the floating islands of Uros and Amantani

  • Pick up from the Bus Terminal for the tour.
  • Motorboat on Lake Titicaca
  • Specialized professional guide
  • Entrance to visiting places
  • Lunch and dinner in Amantani
  • Lodging house accommodation in Amantani

Does not include

  • Breakfast
  • Raft ride (10 PEN. Direct payment to local)

Day 6: Tour to Amantani and Taquile Islands- Puno

After the local breakfast, say goodbye to the locals and board a motorboat to sail to the island of Taquile. Another beautiful island in the middle of the lake, from where you will have a splendid view of the lake that occupies part of the Bolivian and Peruvian territory.

At noon, enjoy your homemade lunch prepared by the locals and then return to the city of Puno. Arrival at 4 p.m.

What is included in the Amantani and Taquile Islands tour

  • Breakfast in the family home
  • Boat on the lake
  • Specialized professional guide
  • Ticket to places to visit
  • Lunch in Taquile
  • Accommodation at the chosen Hotel in Puno

Does not include

  • Dinner

Day 7. Trip from Puno to Cusco – Sun Route

After breakfast, at 6:20 a.m., you will be transferred from your hotel to a tourist bus station. At 7:00 a.m., start a beautiful journey with stops along the way and with a tour guide on board. Visit some important archeological and cultural sites like Pucará, La Raya, Raqchi and the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas.

Upon arrival in Cusco (at 6:00 p.m.), a private driver will accompany you to your hotel.

What is included in the sun route

  • Breakfast at the hotel according to accommodation.
  • Mobility from your hotel to the bus station in Puno.
  • Special tourist transport with a guide on board from Puno to Cusco
  • Tickets to places to visit
  • Buffet lunch in Sicuani.
  • Mobility from the bus station to your hotel in Cusco
  • Accommodation at the chosen Hotel in Cusco.

Does not include

  • Dinner

Day 8. Cusco City Tour and Four Ruins

At 1:20 p.m., take a tour of the city of Cusco, explore the capital of the Inca empire and its surroundings for 6 hours.

Start at the Plaza de Armas, a vibrant space with vast gardens. Visit the Cathedral, a masterpiece of the colonial era that contains incalculable wealth. Then, continue walking along Loreto Street and stop at the Temple of the Sun (Coricancha) to admire the perfect combination of Inca and European architecture.

Also visit the four incredible archeological sites built with rocks of more than 130 tons, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay and finally return to your hotel (6:30 p.m.).

What’s included in the City Tour Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Pick up from the hotel for the City tour
  • Tourist transport for the tour
  • Specialized professional guide
  • Entrance to the places to visit
  • Accommodation at the chosen Hotel in Cusco

Does not include

  • Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu

After breakfast, at 8:40 a.m., head to the Sacred Valley. First, visit the archaeological site of Pisac located on the slopes of a mountain. Then, visit the colorful market of Pisac to observe the local lifestyle. Continue your tour of the Sacred Valley and enjoy your buffet lunch in the city of Urubamba. Finally, explore the Archaeological Park of Ollantaytambo and see incredible stone Inca buildings.

After the tour, head to Ollantaytambo station to take your train to Aguas Calientes (at 4:36 p.m. / 7:04 p.m.). Upon arrival, be received and accompanied to your hotel.

What is included in the Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Pick up from the hotel for the tour
  • Tourist transport for the tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to the places to visit
  • Buffet lunch in Urubamba
  • Expedition / Voyager train ticket from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
  • Accommodation at the chosen hotel in Machupicchu Pueblo

Does not include

  • Dinner

Day 10: Tour to Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast and at the time indicated on your access ticket to Machu Picchu, take a 25-minute bus to the lost city of the Incas that is located on top of a rugged mountain (2,430 meters above sea level). It is a mysterious Inca citadel built in the fifteenth century, where you will marvel at the challenging lithic construction and the breathtaking views of the eastern Andes mountain range.

After the tour, catch a bus back to Aguas Calientes and then head to the train station to take your return train to Ollantaytambo / Poroy station in Cusco. Upon arrival, be received and escorted to your hotel.

What is included in the Tour to Machu Picchu

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Bus ticket up and down Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Specialized professional guide
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo train ticket
  • Transfer from the train station to Cusco
  • Accommodation at the chosen Hotel in Cusco

Not included

  • Entrance ticket to Huaynapicchu / Mountain (optional USD 20)
  • Lunch and dinner

Day 11. Free time in Cusco / Optional Tours

Today you can explore the city of Cusco on your own, visit museums, shop, etc.

If you want, you can also hire our optional tours:

  1. Mountain of 7 colors (Viñicunca)
  2. Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain, Raqchi and 4 Lagoons
  3. Humantay Lagoon Tour
  4. Maras Moray Chinchero Tour
  5. South Valley Cusco
  6. Condor watching in Chonta canyon Cusco

Overnight in Cusco

Day 12. farewell transfer to the airport of Cusco – Lima – Home.

With 2 hours and 20 minutes before the departure of your flight, our staff will pass by your hotel to take you to the Cusco airport.

End of our service.

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Prices

The 12-day holiday price – Tours in Peru.

Our prices are expressed in US dollars and per person. Also in a double 3-star hotel room and the regular service tour. If you want to book a single room, you must add a supplement.

N° of people Price per person Apply
From 2 to + people US$ 1360.00
Booking

We offer USD 20.00 off.

  • For countries that belong to the Andean Community (CAN) Colombia, Bolivia, and Ecuador.
  • For university students under 25, they must have an original student card issued by the university, made of PVC material containing the following; university information, student personal information, student photo and expiration date of the card must be valid when visiting Machu Picchu.
  • Also, for children from 8 to 17 years.
  • Special discounts for children under 7 years, Peruvians and groups organized by travel agencies.

Optional services

These services are not included in the package price, if you wish, you must add it.

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu / Mountain US$ 20.00
  • Vistadome train service: US$ 75.00
  • Check the price of Belmond Hiram Bingham / The First Class luxury trains
  • If you want to take a tour on Day 11, ask for prices
  • If you want to spend the nights in a superior category hotel, such as 4 or 5 stars, check our confidential prices.

Inclusions

Please read the Inclusions of each day in the itinerary well.

Recommendation

Recommendation

  • Wear appropriate clothing for the tour
  • Wear insect repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats in the dry season (May – November).
  • If you do this tour from December to March, we recommend you bring a raincoat.
  • We recommend carrying a binocular and camera
  • Medicines and personal items
  • Carry money in small denominations, preferable in PEN
  • Swimwear, if you want to use the thermal baths in Calera and Machu Picchu.
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • It is necessary to carry the identity document or passport.
  • If you are a student, you must take your student card.
  • To climb to Huayna Picchu / Mountain, make the reservation two months in advance.

Useful Information

  • Duración: 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Places to visit: Lima, Paracas – Ica, Arequipa, Puno and Cusco
  • Tour style: Cultural
  • Max. altitude: Volcanoes Viewpoint 4,800 meters / 15,744 feet
  • Min. temperature:  Puno 2°C / 35.6°F

Useful information

About the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Valle sagrado está en el corazón de los andes centrales, al norte de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú, en un promedio de 35

About Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, en quechua significa "Montaña Vieja" Es el nombre contemporáneo dado a una llaqta o un antiguo

About the City of Cusco

La ciudad del Cusco actualmente posee gran cantidad de títulos, que le han atribuido por su historia, arqueología

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