Best of Peru – Top destinations in 10 days

Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Colca canyon, Arequipa, Nazca lines, Huacachina Oasis & Ballestas islands

With so much to see and do, it can be hard to decide where to go and what to do during your stay. That‘s why we‘ve created this 10–day itinerary to help you make the most of your time in Peru and explore some of the country‘s top best destinations. From exploring the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu to taking in the stunning views of the Andes Mountains, you‘ll be sure to have an unforgettable experience in Peru. So, let‘s get started!

Details

Price from

US$ 1920 Per person
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Start

Lima

Group size

min. 2 - max 12

Finish

Lima

Age

12 - 90

Tour level

2/3

Own room

From U$250

Highlights

Itinerary

Embark on the ultimate Peruvian adventure with our “Best of Peru” tour, a 10-day journey that explores the country’s top destinations. This immersive experience takes you through the cultural and natural wonders of Peru

Your private transfer will take from your hotel to Lima airport to catch a scenic flight to Cusco. In Cusco your private vehicle and guide will pick you up at the Cusco airport and take you immediately to the Sacred Valley (the best place to get easily acclimatize and reduce the altitude sickness symptoms) on a private tour to some of the most incredible sites in the Sacred Valley. Our experienced guides will provide interesting insights into the history and culture of the ancient ruins of Moray, Chincheros and the breathtaking Salineras salt mines. You will also have the opportunity to taste some of the local cuisine and purchase handmade souvenirs. We look forward to providing you with an unforgettable experience in Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
  • Maximum Altitude: 3800 m – 12467 feet above sea level.
  • Accommodation altitude: 2792 meters – 9160 ft above sea level.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in the Sacred Valley.
  • Meals: No meals included.
Todays adventure starts with a guided tour around Ollantytambo Inca complex. This archaeological site is considered one of the best-preserved ruins in Peru and is an important part of the Incan legacy. Ollantaytambo is a great place to explore the history, culture and traditions of the Incas and to marvel at the impressive architecture of the ruins. After exploring the ruins, you will take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, a small town at the base of Machu Picchu. The train journey takes about two hours through stunning mountain scenery, making it a great way to get to Machu Picchu.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
You will board a bus shuttle to Machu Picchu for a full guided tours around this amazing place. As you approach the ruins, you will be able to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. You will explore the ruins with your guide and learn about the myths, history that lies behind every structure. After you’ve seen the ruins, you can take a hike to one of the popular mountain peaks of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain to get a better view of the ancient city. After you’ve explored the ruins and taken in the incredible views, you will catch the bus back to Aguas calientes and then take the train back to Ollantaytambo.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Hotel in Ollantaytambo
  • Today’s tour starts early when your guide and private transport will pick you up at your hotel. You will first make a stop at the beautiful and ancient Inca site of Pisac, which overlooks the Sacred Valley. Here you will get to explore the archaeological site and take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You will learn about the significance of the site and the various structures and ruins that remain such as the Temple of the Sun and the Intihuatana. You will also get to explore the local markets, which are filled with unique crafts and souvenirs. Next, you will take a short drive to the charming city of Cusco.
    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Overnight: Hotel in Cusco
Take the morning to relax and then you will have and city tour around Cusco. You will explore the city’s beautiful colonial architecture and get to visit some of the important sites such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the famous Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Overnight: Hotel in Cusco
You will board an eight hours panoramic bus ride from Cusco to Yanque town in the Colca Canyon. The bus will take you through one of the less explorer areas of Cusco and Arequipa region. You will pass through traditional villages surrounded by picturesque snow-capped mountains, lakes and lagoons. As you get closer to the Colca Canyon you will descend into the area’s unique high-altitude desert.
  • Meals included: Breakfast – lunch.
  • Overnight: Hotel in Yanque
The tour starts early in the morning, when you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Cruz del Condor. Along the way, there will be some stops and small hikes where you will get to experience the spectacular scenery of the Colca Canyon, including its towering cliffs and deep ravines. Once at the Cruz del Condor, visitors will get the chance to see the Andean Condors soaring in the sky and take in the incredible views of the canyon from the best lookout point. After soaking in the scenery, you will then drive back to Arequipa allowing some stops for pictures and lunch.
  • Meals included: Breakfast – lunch.
  • Overnight: Hotel in Arequipa.
You will take a first class 10 hour bus ride from Arequipa to Nazca City in a comfortable and luxurious bus. You will travel in a modern, air-conditioned bus with reclining seats, ample legroom, and plenty of overhead storage space. You will also be served a delicious meals, snacks, and drinks on board. Additionally, the bus is equipped with full on-board entertainment systems. Besides you will get to experience the different geography that totally differs from the other places you have visited in Peru.
  • Meals included: Breakfast – lunch – dinner.
  • Overnight: Hotel in Nazca.
The flight itself offers stunning views of the Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca desert in Peru. During the flight your guide will take on a 30 minutes flight overlooking animals, plant, and geometric designs that make up the lines so mysterious. After the flight, you will take a 3 hour bus to Ica bus terminal and then a private  transfer to the nearby Huacachina Oasis.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.
  • Overnight: Hotel in Huacachina Oasis.
First, early in the morning you can explore the stunning sand dunes and listen to the tranquil sounds of the desert on your own. You’ll have the chance to take a relaxing walk around the oasis, marveling at the stunning views and exploring the charming town. Next, you’ll be taken to the Ballestas Islands, located off the coast of Peru. Here you’ll be able to enjoy the spectacular view of the rocky islands and the abundance of wildlife that calls the islands home. Seals, sea lions, and many species of birds can be seen from the boat, making this a great spot for bird-watchers. Finally, you’ll be taken back to Lima and then transfer to Lima airport.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.

What is included?

  • All domestic flights.
  • Private transportation during the tours.
  • Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
  • Tourist bus to Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes.
  • Tourist bus to Puno, colca and Arequipa
  • Transfer from airports.
  • Transfers from bus terminals.
  • Transfers from train stations.
  • Transfers from ports.
  • Nine nights at three stars hotel in Cusco, Sacred valley, Puno and Colca canyon and Arequipa.
  • To Machu Picchu.
  • Pisaq, Moray, Salineras and Ollantaytambo.
  • Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara.
  • Colca Canyon.
  • Lake Titicaca.
  • Profesional English speaking guides during the tours.
  • Support for transfers in every city.
  • All breaksfasts.
  • Three lunches.

What is not included?

  • Lodging and dining expenses for passengers who choose to stay in Cusco, Puno, or any other city, instead of continuing on with the plannes itinerary.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Extra activities not mentioned in the tour itinerary.

Checklist

  • Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your return date, and obtain any necessary visas for Peru.
  • Travel Insurance: Purchase travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unexpected events.
  • Vaccinations: Check if any vaccinations are required or recommended for your trip to Peru and consult your healthcare provider.
  • Flight Tickets: Confirm your flight reservations, and keep a copy of your itinerary.
  • Accommodation: Double-check your hotel reservations and ensure you have confirmation numbers.
  • Itinerary and Travel Documents: Print copies of your itinerary, hotel reservations, and any necessary travel documents.
  • Currency: Exchange some currency to Peruvian soles (PEN) or ensure you have a reliable method of accessing local currency.
  • Weather-appropriate Clothing: Pack clothing suitable for the climate during your visit, which can vary depending on the season and location.
  • Medications and First-Aid Kit: If you have any prescription medications, bring an adequate supply. Also, pack a basic first-aid kit.
  • Electrical Adapters: If needed, bring electrical adapters or converters for your electronic.
  • Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your return date, and obtain any necessary visas for Peru.
  • Travel Insurance: Purchase travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unexpected events.
Before the Trip: Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your return date, and obtain any necessary visas for Peru. Travel Insurance: Purchase travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unexpected events. Vaccinations: Check if any vaccinations are required or recommended for your trip to Peru and consult your healthcare provider. Flight Tickets: Confirm your flight reservations, and keep a copy of your itinerary. Accommodation: Double-check your hotel reservations and ensure you have confirmation numbers. Itinerary and Travel Documents: Print copies of your itinerary, hotel reservations, and any necessary travel documents. Currency: Exchange some currency to Peruvian soles (PEN) or ensure you have a reliable method of accessing local currency. Weather-appropriate Clothing: Pack clothing suitable for the climate during your visit, which can vary depending on the season and location. Medications and First-Aid Kit: If you have any prescription medications, bring an adequate supply. Also, pack a basic first-aid kit. Electrical Adapters: If needed, bring electrical adapters or converters for your electronic devices. Packing List: Comfortable Walking Shoes: Peru involves a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are essential. Layers of Clothing: Peru’s weather can vary greatly, so pack layers that you can add or remove as needed. Rain Jacket: Especially if you’re visiting the rainforest or high-altitude regions. Sun Protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat to protect against the strong sun at high altitudes. Daypack: For day trips and carrying essentials. Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated and reduce plastic waste by using a reusable water bottle. Camera and Chargers: Don’t forget to capture the stunning scenery! Travel Adapter: If your electronic devices have different plug types. Toiletries: Personal hygiene items, including hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and any special toiletries you may need. Travel Guidebook: A guidebook can provide valuable information and recommendations. During the Trip: Travel Essentials Bag: Keep your passport, tickets, and important documents in a secure, easy-to-access bag. Local Maps and Guidebooks: Helpful for navigation and finding interesting places. Language Basics: Learn a few basic Spanish phrases or carry a phrasebook to help with communication. Respect Local Customs: Be aware of and respectful towards local customs and traditions. Emergency Contacts: Have a list of emergency contacts, including your country’s embassy or consulate in Peru. Stay Hydrated and Rested: Peru’s high altitudes can affect some people, so take it easy and stay hydrated. Enjoy the Cuisine: Try local dishes and savor the flavors of Peru. Remember to tailor this checklist to your specific needs and the destinations you plan to visit in southern Peru. Enjoy your 10-day adventure!
  • Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your return date, and obtain any necessary visas for Peru.
  • Travel Insurance: Purchase travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unexpected events.
  • Vaccinations: Check if any vaccinations are required or recommended for your trip to Peru and consult your healthcare provider.
  • Flight Tickets: Confirm your flight reservations, and keep a copy of your itinerary.
  1. Accommodation: Double-check your hotel reservations and ensure you have confirmation numbers.
  2. Itinerary and Travel Documents: Print copies of your itinerary, hotel reservations, and any necessary travel documents.
  3. Currency: Exchange some currency to Peruvian soles (PEN) or ensure you have a reliable method of accessing local currency.
  4. Weather-appropriate Clothing: Pack clothing suitable for the climate during your visit, which can vary depending on the season and location.
  5. Medications and First-Aid Kit: If you have any prescription medications, bring an adequate supply. Also, pack a basic first-aid kit.
  6. Electrical Adapters: If needed, bring electrical adapters or converters for your electronic

How we will handle your tour?

Your vacation blends the best of both worlds: a fusion of private and shared experiences. As you explore captivating attractions, you’ll relish the luxury of having your own private vehicle and dedicated guide. The shared aspect comes into play when we travel from one city to antoher via public transportation, airplanes, trains, ships, or local buses.
Our prices are tailored for double occupancy hotel rooms, designed with your comfort in mind. We’ve meticulously selected each hotel with spaciousness, prime locations, and safety as top priorities. It’s worth noting that all our accommodations have earned impressive ratings of 4 to 4.5 bubbles out of 5 on both Booking.com and TripAdvisor, ensuring a delightful stay at every stop on your journey.

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