Peru Essentials

11/27/2020 through 12/21/2022
11/27/2020 through 12/24/2022
Intrepid Travel

Peru Essentials

Get Peru-sing through this South American hotspot on a 21-day in-depth adventure with Lonely Planet, powered by Intrepid Travel. Setting off from its cultural capital in Lima, pass by Paracas, Nazca and Arequipa on your way to Cusco. Watch condors ruling the skies of Colca Canyon, follow the ancient trade route of the Inca on the legendary Inca Trail – finishing up at the breathtaking Machu Picchu – and get a feel for local life on a visit to Lake Titicaca’s floating islands. You’ll have a knowledgeable local leader alongside to point you in the right direction, plus plenty of freedom to tailor your own adventure, so what’s stopping you from getting a feel for Peru.

Activities

  • Lima – Leader-led walking tour
  • Colca Canyon – Guided tour
  • Colca Canyon Condor Visit
  • Cusco – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Machu Picchu – Guided visit
  • Sacred Valley – Community visit & lunch
  • Lake Titicaca – Boat tour & Homestay

Highlights

  • The giant desert inscriptions of the Nazca Lines are one of Peru’s great unsolved mysteries. See them up close on foot or treat yourself to a bird’s eye view on an unforgettable scenic flight.
  • Wake early and observe Andean condors taking to the sky during their morning routine as the sun rises in the spectacular Colca Canyon.
  • A trip through Peru wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Machu Picchu. With three different options to choose from, how you experience this lost Inca citadel is up to you.
  • Experience a memorable night with a local family on Lake Titicaca, taking you right to the heart of island traditions.
  • Consider extending your stay in Bolivia to peer through the shop windows of the Witches’ Market in La Paz, witnessing a world of unique, curative traditions.

Itinerary

Day 1 Lima
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Day 2 Lima
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Day 3 Paracas
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Day 4 Nazca
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Day 5 Arequipa
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Day 6 Arequipa
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Day 7 Colca Canyon
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Day 8 Arequipa
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Day 9 Arequipa - Overnight Bus to Cusco
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Day 10 Cusco
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Day 11 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
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Day 12 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
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Day 13 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
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Day 14 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option and Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo
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Day 15 Sacred Valley / Cusco
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Day 16 Cusco
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Day 17 Puno - Lake Titicaca
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Day 18 Puno
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Day 19 Puno
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Day 20 La Paz
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Day 21 La Paz
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