Escorted Peru Tours, covering the Ballestas Island, Nazca Lines, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa, the amazing Colca Valley, and the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca.
Maximize comfort and value, while taking advantage of the camaraderie that comes with traveling as a group. Our Escorted Peru Tours feature a professional English-speaking tour manager to handle all of your needs. Escorted Peru tours, sightseeing tours are provided by professional English-speaking local guides.
No more than an 16 clients (and probably less) in a group.
Escorted Peru Tours itinerary includes:
• Domestic flight from Cuzco to Lima
• All Airport Transfers
• 01 night of hotel Accommodation in Lima
• 01 night of hotel Accommodation in Paracas
• 01 night of Hotel Accomodation in Nazca
• 3 nights of Hotel Accomodation in Arequipa and Colca Valley
• 5 nights of Hotel Accomodation in Cusco
• 1 night of hotel Accommodation in Machu Picchu
• 2 nights of hotel Accommodation in Puno
• Meals listed on Escorted Peru Tours program
• Escorted Peru Tours are Private
• All entrance fees for all tours during Escorted Peru Tours
• Visit Ballestas Island, Nazca Lines, Arequipa, Colca Valley, Lake Titicaca and Cusco.
• Daily breakfast in all hotels:
• Full Escorted and guided tours.
• Machu Picchu tour on Vistadome Train
• Dinner show on last night
• VIP Club Lounge and Business Center at Lima Airport
• All taxes
Sample prices displayed include domestic airline tickets as per itinerary and ALL airline-related taxes and fuel surcharges and are per person, based on double occupancy, and are dynamic in nature. Prices do not include insurance or delivery charges which are optional and customizable by the traveler. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class.
Prices do not include fees for carry on or checked baggage which can add up to $120 per ticket on a roundtrip flight. It also does not include any entrance fees or visa fees that may be charged at international airports. Some cities may charge local taxes that can only be collected by hotel at destination.
Prices were accurate at the time we posted them. Sample prices were for a specific travel date and specific departure airport, as indicated. We do not control prices (airlines and hotel reservation systems do). Prices may change dynamically and at times significantly numerous times during any given day
Day 1 – Lima:
Arrival into Lima airport, our Escorted Peru Tours manager will meet you at the airport and will be holding a sign with your Last Name. Transfer you to the hotel in exclusive zone of Lima in Miraflores for overnight. We stay at Jose Antonio Lima 4**** Hotel.
Tip! Do not accept the services nor engage with a representative that does not hold proper identification that matches the company name on your vouchers.
Day 2 – Lima – Paracas:
After breakfast, we have a brief orientation before start our escorted Peru Tours. To day we have our private transportation to some three hours south of Lima to Paracas. Arrival and overnight at the hotel selected.
Activities and Tours not included today.If you want to go on a shopping mode, an Indian market can be found in some area, although we suggest you try your shopping chances during your stay in Cusco and the Sacred Valley instead. (Breakfast)
Day 3 – Ballestas Islands – Nazca:
After breakfast, transfer to the port for the boat to the Ballestas islands. These spectacular islands, eroded into many caves and arches, provide shelter for thousands of seabirds and hundreds of sea-lions. Although the islands fall just outside the Paracas National Reserve they are protected by separate legislation.
The islands are home to over 150 species of marine bird including the Humboldt penguin, cormorants, boobies and pelicans. On the shores can be seen large numbers of sea-lions and in the sea it is possible to encounter dolphins and even whales. After the boat tour, return to the mainland for an excursion to the Paracas National Reserve.
Here we will visit several museums showing the natural history of Paracas and also the ancient Paracas culture. Lunch journey to Nazca (about 3 hours) Arrival and overnight at Casa Andina Classic 3*** Hotel. (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 4 – Nazca Lines – Arequipa:
Flight tour over the enigmatic Nazca Lines; The Nazca lines are geoglyphs and geometric line clearings in the Peruvian desert. They were made by the Nazca people, who flourished between 200 BCE and 600 CE along rivers and streams that flow from the Andes. The area of the Nazca art is called the Pampa Colorada (Red Plain).
It is 15 miles wide and runs some 37 miles parallel to the Andes and the sea. Dark red surface stones and soil have been cleared away, exposing the lighter-colored subsoil, creating the “lines”. There is no sand in this desert. From the air, the “lines” include not only lines and geometric shapes, but also depictions of animals and plants in stylized forms.
Some of the forms, including images of humans, grace the steep hillsides at the edge of the desert. Lunch and bus night to Arequipa. Arrival late night and overnight at Casa Andina Classic 3*** Hotel. (Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 5 – Arequipa City Tour:
Free morning. Afternoon city tour visiting the Chilina valley and the old San Lazaro district. General view of the city from the Yanahuara Belvedere, the Plaza de Armas and its Cathedral, the cloisters of La Compania Church, the Church and Square of San Francisco and the extraordinary Santa Catalina convent which is built from volcanic lava and dates from the 16th century. Return to Hotel (Breakfast)
Day 6 – Arequipa – Colca Canyon:
Departure from Arequipa, passing near the thermal baths of Yura and climbing up towards the National Reserve of Pampa de Canahuas which is situated at 3,800m. The colors and scenery are spectacular as we pass endangered grazing Vicunas and ponds with Andean Geese. We can see many snow peaks and volcanoes from here. Winding down into the Colca, we stay at the comfortable Colca Lodge 4****. (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 7 – Colca Valley – Puno:
After breakfast, early departure to reach the Cruz Del Condor viewpoint, a few kilometers before Cabanaconde, where the Colca Canyon starts. Here Andean Condors and other Birds of Prey, roost on inaccessible ledges and once hot air thermals have developed, produced by the burning Andean Sun, they circle out gaining height and provide stunning photographic opportunities.
The Condors are big and one cannot help but be amazed by these creatures. Here we will see a fine view of the flight of the condors as well as of the depth of the mighty canyon. In the afternoon journey to Puno. Transfer to Royal Inn 3*** Hotel. (Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 8 – Lake Titicaca:
After breakfast, a tour by boat to the islands of Uros and Taquile on Lake Titicaca. Our first stop are the floating reed islands of the Uros indigenous group who maintain houses and evens schools on these floating reed islands continuing to Taquile, where members of this self-supporting island will welcome you and offer a glimpse into their ancient traditions and customs. Box Lunch on the island and an opportunity for some spectacular views over the haunting beauty of Lake Titicaca. Returm to our Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 9 – Puno – Cusco:
Early breakfast and transfer to the Bus Station to take the Tourist Bus to Cusco (Luxury Orient Express Train available), a long the way we will have stops and guided tours to the Incas sites of Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, and Pikillaqta. We have lunch at the restaurant in Sicuani. After our arrival into Cusco we stay at Picoaga 4**** Hotel for overnight. (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 10 – Cusco:
Morning City tour of Cusco, and include: The Cathedral, Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun, the most important of Inca ceremonial sites). Later we will continue to the most important site of Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenqo and Puca Pucara. We return to our Hotel (Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 11 – Sacred Valley:
After breakfast private vehicle through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Later on, we will have the opportunity of visiting the lively local Ancient Pisac market where many of the local Indians sell their hand made textiles.
For lunch we will have the chance to eat a buffet lunch at the local hacienda restaurant with traditional Andean foods and music. We continue to Ollantaytambo the major Inca fortress. Probably built by the great Inca ruler, Pachacuti in the 1460s, it was the site of Hernando Pizzaro’s defeat by Manco Inca in 1536. Constructed of finely cut polygonal stones and rhyolite blocks, the fortress and nearby town represent the best of Inca architecture and construction.
Large worked blocks, some weighting as much as 100 tons were quarried from a site more than a thousand vertical feet above the valley floor using a technique of pecking with hammer stones, then skidded down and across the Urubamba river several kilometers to the temple site. Inclined ramps were built to raise the blocks several hundred feet up hill to the construction area. Back to the hotel. (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 12: Cusco – Machu Picchu:
Early in the morning after breakfast we aboard the Vistadome class train to Machu Picchu for one of the world’s great railway journeys. We’ll descend 1300 meters through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and follow the Urubamba river until the final stop at Aguas Calientes. Hotel in the Town of Aguas Calientes. (Breakfast / Lunch)
Day 13: Machu Picchu – Cusco:
It is said that Machu Picchu is a place of great spirituality, and the best time of the day to sense this is at sunrise. Early risers may walk through Machu Picchu in the mist to explore the ruins without crowds. We’ll take the 20 minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu, perched 600 meters above the river.
Our guide will explain the history and the myths that surround this archeological wonder. Machu Picchu, the famous lost city of the Inca is one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth! Stand 2,430m above sea-level in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. Constructed from precisely sculptured granite blocks carefully joined with the projecting exposed stone of the surrounding mountain, the site may well be the finest architectural achievement of the new world. We take the bus for our return to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Train back to Cusco. Reception and transfer to our Hotel (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 14: Cusco:
Leisurely day with plenty of opportunity for shopping. If you are planning to stroll down the streets of Cusco, doing some shopping in the city, or simply going at your own pace, please keep in mind that Lunch has not been included in your Escorted Peru tour group Series.
To the contrary, if you decided to book a Full Day optional tours (South Valley, Horses, river rafting), Lunch is included. This is our last group activity, as we get ready to leave Peru, our farewell dinner will include a folkloric show of about 1 ½ hours duration, a great selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Drinks are not included though. Round trip Hotel transportation is provided. Enjoy the music, dances and a very nice local atmosphere while we say our good byes to the wonderful Land of the Incas, its people, its history and its culture. (Breakfast/Dinner)
Day 15: Lima:
After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight back to Lima. Arrival and check your international flight details to back home. (Breakfast)
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|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Jan 04 – Jan 18||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Feb 06 – Feb 20||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Mar 05 – Mar 19||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Apr 09 – Apr 23||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||May 07 – May 21||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||May 22 – Jun 05||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Jun 11 – Jun 25||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Jul 09 – Jul 23||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Aug 06 – Aug 20||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Aug 24 – Sept 07||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Sept 15 – Sept 29||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Oct 01 – Oct 15
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Nov 12 – Nov 26||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
|Escorted Peru Tours 15 Days||Dic 05 – Dec 19||$3,160||$2,490||Available|
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CURRENCY: Nuevo Sol; as of February, 2013, $1 USD = 2.60 Nuevo Sol. Local currency and SD are available from ATM’s at Lima airport and major cities
DOCUMENTS: For U.S. citizens, a passport valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure is required. Non-United States citizens should check with their local Peruvian consulate or embassy. A visa is not required; a tourist card will be issued by the airline