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Ancient ruins, fascinating culture, and captivating flora and fauna—these all await you on this wonderful Peru holiday. For seasoned travellers ready for a new adventure, this tour is for you!

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GL. 15 Night Tour. 1 night Lima, 3 nights Puerto Maldonados, 4 nights Lima, 1 night Sacred Valley, 1 night Machu Picchu 2 nights Cusco, 2 nights Puno, 1 night Lima,

Ancient ruins, fascinating culture, and captivating flora and fauna—these all await you on this wonderful Peru vacation. For seasoned travelers ready for a new adventure, this tour is for you!
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Day 1

UK-Lima
Arrive in Lima where you will be met and transferred to your hotel by your Tour Director.
Overnight in Lima
Hotel: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores

Day 2

Lima- Puerto Maldonaldo (B,L,D)
Fly to Puerto Maldonado, capital of Madre de Dios and the entry to Peru’s Amazon Jungle. Embark on a MOTORBOAT for a journey up the Tambopata River to view turtles, caimans, monkeys, and river birdlife, such as capped herons, black skimmers, and kingfishers. Arrive at your unique Amazon Jungle Lodge within the Ese’ Eja native Indian community. After settling in, take a walk to the CANOPY TOWER to observe the forest and river and its inhabitants. Overnighht Puerto Maldonado
Hotel: Posada Amazonas Lodge

Day 3

Puerto Maldonado (B,L,D)
A boat trip and walk brings you to TRES CHIMBADAS OXBOW LAKE to search by canoe for the resident giant river otters—the largest and most endangered of the otter species. This afternoon, learn about medicinal uses of the area’s endemic plants. Tonight, why not participate in a night walk to observe nocturnal wildlife? Overnight in Puerto maldonado
Hotel: Posada Amazonas Lodge

Day 4

Puerto Maldonado (B,L,D)
For more insight into jungle life, visit the Parrot Clay Lick and watch parrots and macaws perch to eat clay. Also visit a native slash-and-burn FARM, once thought to be wasteful but now a proven sustainable method. Overnight in Puerto Maldonado
Hotel: Posada Amazonas Lodge

Day 5

Puerto Maldonado-Lima (B)
Fly to Lima today, where the remainder of your day is at leisure. Overnight in Lima
Hotel: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores

Day 6

Lima (B,D)
This morning, your Local Guide focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a walking TOUR. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the Cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. This evening, meet your Tour Director and enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow traveling companions.
Overnight in Lima
Hotel: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores

Day 7

Lima-Ica-Nazca Lines (B,D)
Enjoy a scenic drive south along the Pan-American Highway to the town of Ica, the wine capital of Peru. Have your camera handy today as you board your aircraft for a FLIGHT over the Nazca plains, which can only be appreciated by air. Your pilot will point out the mysterious markings known as the NAZCA LINES, a series of drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the parched soil—some up to 1,000 feet long! Theories vary, but the most accepted belongs to German mathematician Maria Reiche, who dubbed the land the “astronomical calendar” of the ancient Peruvians. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.
Hotel: Doubletree Paracas

Day 8

Ica-Ballestas Islands Cruise-Lima (B,D)
Head north to the Bay of Paracas. CRUISE out to the Ballestas Islands, which are inhabited by a wide variety of sea mammals and exotic birds, including boobies, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins. The huge Candelabro, a candelabra-shaped etching on the Paracas cliffside, can also be seen as you cruise back to shore. Board your motorcoach and arrive in Lima by late afternoon. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant accompanied by an ANDEAN FOLKLORIC SHOW.
Hotel: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores

Day 9

Lima-Cusco-Sacred Valley (B,L,D)
Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Spend the day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a visit to the semi-circular KENKO Amphitheater with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages. See the ancient site of PUCA PUCARA before reaching the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones—with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons—was built. Next, visit PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Later, visit the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO followed by the opportunity to visit a home, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, with dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley

Day 10

Scared Valley-Machu Picchu (B,L,D)
This morning, board a TRAIN for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Tonight, stay at a nearby hotel.
Hotel: Sumaq Hotel

Day 11

Machu Picchu-Cusco (B,L)
Your entrance to MACHU PICCHU is included for a second day. Enjoy the tranquility of the morning with free time to wander the ruins at your own pace and experience the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by train and continue on to Cusco.
Hotel: Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

Day 12

Cusco (B,D)
This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco city TOUR with visits to the imposing CATHEDRAL and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY. The remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure.
Hotel: Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco

Day 13

Cusco-Juliana-Puno (Lake Titicaca) (B,D)
Board a flight to Juliaca, where you will continue to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Hotel: Libertador Lake Titicaca

Day 14

Puno - Excursion to Lake Titicaca (B,L,D)
Today, take a motorboat trip to some of the more unique islands of LAKE TITICACA. Start with TAQUILE ISLAND, which was once part of the Inca Empire and was one of the last areas of Peru to be conquered by Spain in the 16th century. The Spanish banned traditional dress on the island, which is why the Spanish peasant dress can still be found today. Next, travel to the fascinating UROS ISLANDS, home to the Uros Indians, who were forced to live on the lake as the Inca Indians pushed farther into their territory. These islands are completely made by reeds and are continually added to as they disintegrate to the bottom of the lake. Later, your Tour Director hosts a memorable farewell dinner.
Hotel: Libertador Lake Titicaca

Day 15

Puno-Sillustani-Juliaca-Lima (B,D)
Depart for Juliaca this morning, visiting the ruins of SILLUSTANI en route. At this pre-Incan burial ground, see where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests in chullpas—above-ground, cylinder-shaped tombs dating back to the 1400s. Fly from Juliaca to Lima this afternoon.
Hotel: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores

Day 16

Lima (B)
Your tour ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Day 17

Arrive UK




B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

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