Discover Peru Nº 20

Discover Peru Nº 20

Duration: 11 days

Lima, Larco Museum, Arequipa, Santa Catalina convent, The Colca Canyon, Puno, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Pisac Indian Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress. It is one of the best deals.


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Rates & Booking

Package Type Accommodation Type Max. Guest Per Room Rate per Person N° Travelers

Tourist Class


Lima: El tambo or Los Girasoles
Cuzco: Samay or Emperador Plaza
Arequipa: Casa Andina Classic Arequipa
Colca: Casa Andina Classic Colca
Puno: La Hacienda Puno or La Hacienda Plaza de Armas

  • In single room basis
  • In double room basis

Superior Class


Lima: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or Faraona Grand Hotel
Cuzco: Terra Andina Hotel (Std room) or San Agustin Internacional
Arequipa: QP Hotels Arequipa
Colca: Colca Lodge
Puno: La Hacienda Puno or La Hacienda Plaza de Armas

  • In single room basis
  • In double room basis

First Class


Lima: Jose Antonio or San Agustin Exclusive
Cuzco: Eco Inn or San Agustin El Dorado or Terra Andina Hotel (Superior room)
Arequipa: Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa
Colca: Colca Lodge
Puno: Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno

  • In single room basis
  • In double room basis

First Class Superior


Lima: Melia or Estelar Miraflores or Sonesta El Olivar
Cuzco: Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco or Casa Andina Private Collection
Arequipa: Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa
Colca: Colca Lodge
Puno: Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno

  • In single room basis
  • In double room basis



Lima: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores or Double Tree El Pardo
Cuzco: Libertad or Palacio del Inka Cusco or Aranwa Cusco Boutique
Arequipa: Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa
Colca: Colca Lodge
Puno: Casa Andina Private Collection Puno


  • In single room basis
  • In double room basis



Lima: Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center or Country Club Lima
Cuzco: Monasterio or JW Marriott Cusco
Arequipa: Libertad or Arequipa
Colca: Las Casitas del Colca
Puno: Libertad or Lago Titicaca

  • In single room basis
  • In double room basis
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Day 1: Wednesday -  Lima - Arrival

  • Arrival in Lima, the "City of Kings" famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas", and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
  • Lima City Tour and Larco Museum  
    Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima including the world famous Larco Museum - This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.
  • Continue to the Larco Museum, founded in 1926, it displays remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Larco Museum also features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions.

Day 2: Thursday -  Lima / Arequipa  (B)
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Arequipa at an elevation of 7,300 feet. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
  • Also known as the "White City" for its many constructions built of white volcanic stone, Arequipa is at the foothills of the Misti Volcano (the guardian of the city) and it has a splendid Cathedral that is considered one of the first seventeenth century religious monuments of the city.
  • Arequipa City Tour and Santa Catalina Convent - Your half day sightseeing of this beautiful city, placed on the World Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO, features Mixed Baroque churches and mansions from the colonial period like the Monastery of Santa Catalina, The Main Square is bordered by various arched walkways and the Cathedral, it showcase a beautiful bronze fountain of three plates crowned by the figure of a sixteenth century soldier. Around the square, you see three granite portals with brick and lime bases.
  • The Santa Catalina Convent is called "a city within a city", a Spanish city in miniature with stone streets, beautiful patios, and plaza, it is a masterpiece of colonial architecture, and houses some of the finest examples of Spanish American religious art. Since 1970 visitors have been able to stroll through the streets and cloisters that during colonial times were the refuge of female nobility who had decided to isolate from the world and dedicate entirely to prayer.

Day 3: Friday -  Arequipa / Colca Canyon (B,L,D)

  • Departure towards the highlands passing through Yura-Pampa Cañahuas and La Pulpera with good possibility of observing groups of wild vicuñas and fighting cattle. The road to the Colca Canyon reaches a high point of 13,000 feet before dropping down to the valley, an area of breath taking landscapes surrounded by terracing and snow-capped peaks. Far below, at a depth of 10,000 feet, the Colca River winds along the bottom of the canyon, the world's deepest.
  • Overnight in Colca Canyon area.

Day 4: Saturday -  Colca Canyon / Puno – Lake Titikaka (B,L)

  • To maximize your probability of seeing condors we depart very early towards a superb natural lookout point “Cross of the Condor” from where one can watch condors wheeling across the Colca Canyon, at about an altitude of 15,000 feet. The valley also features pre-Inca ruins, pre-Inca burial grounds and archaeological remains left behind by the Collagua, the ancient inhabitants of the area. Drive further in to the canyon to observe the way of life in this remote land and to admire the impressive irrigation system and the fertile mountains terraced for farming of the Colca valley.
  • Ask your guide to take you to one of the many workshops in which close to a thousand artisans, scattered throughout the towns in the canyon, turn their ancient sewing and weaving machines into paint brushes to give life to impressively intricate and colorful embroidery and shawls.
  • The overland trip to Puno features unique natural scenery of the Peruvian Highlands.
  • Evening arrival in Puno.

Day 5: Sunday -  Puno – Uros and Taquile Islands on Lake Titikaka (B,L)

  • Boat excursion to Uros and Taquile Islands on Lake Titikaka. This full day excursion will take you to the highest navigable lake in the world to the floating islands of the Uros Indians, man-made islands by tying totora reeds. The Uros considered themselves Lords of the Lake; they hunt wild birds and maintain traditional fishing methods. The men have developed an extraordinary skill in weaving reeds; producing houses, boats and handicrafts, and the women are expert knitters.
  • Continuing to Taquile where a native community of about 400 families still lives with the traditions and high principals of the Incas. Taquile is a very important site on Lake Titikaka for its archeological remains, the sacred and ceremonial sites, the festive activities and their rituals. Taquile is characterized by its friendly inhabitants, who maintain their customs and traditional clothing. They distinguish themselves by their detailed, fine, and colorful textiles with symmetrical decorations and symbols that reflect their way of life and Andean beliefs. Lunch is included.

Day 6: Monday -  Puno to Cusco (B,L)

  • Bus journey through the Peruvian Andes from Puno to Cusco - Today one of South America's most extraordinary overland trips takes you by coach to Cusco passing through striking highland scenery and picturesque Andean villages. Brief stops at Raqchi to see the remains of the remarkable temple of Viracocha, considered by the historians an important Inca construction, and at the town of Andahuaylillas, a showcase of the colonial art in Peru, sometimes called "the Sistine Chapel of America". Upon your arrival in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you to register Lunch is included.

Day 7: Tuesday -  Cusco City Tour and Nearby Ruins (B)

  • Free morning.
  • Tour of Cusco and Nearby Ruins – Visitors are caught up in the excitement of touring the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco's Cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha “The Temple of the Sun”. This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.

Day 8: Wednesday -  Machu Picchu (B,L)

  • Morning train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Guided tour of the ruins upon arrival. Lunch is at the Orient Express’ Sanctuary Lodge located just a few steps from the Inca citadel.

Day 9: Thursday -  Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Archaeological Complex (B,L)

  • Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress - Morning departure for a drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where an Indian Market takes place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Other days you will tour the religious nucleus and archaeological site of Pisac. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry.
  • Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a "Living Inca Town" since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Lunch is at a beautiful country estate on the shores of the Urubamba River.

Day 10: Friday -  Cusco – Free Day (B)

  • Wandering through this lovely city, exploring the astonishing narrow streets of this tile roof colonial town will be your unforgettable experience. You will find something astounding at every turn. Great buys are the traditional Peruvian handicrafts, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc.  Because there are such a variety of products, we strongly suggest that when you like any particular item, you should buy it - you may not find the same item in other store. Many visitors to Cusco return home wishing they had a free day to discover this imperial city on their own, a free day in Cusco is a MUST!

Day 11: Saturday – Cusco – Lima – Home (B)

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima and your connecting international flight. Arrive home full of great memories of the rich tradition of Colonial Lima and the mystical Land of the Incas.

Valid through December 2013, except on Inti Raymi dates (Jun 21 to Jun 27)
























El Tambo oLos Girasoles  



Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro o Faraona Grand Hotel



Jose Antonio o San Agustin Exclusive



Melia o Estelar Miraflores o Sonesta El Olivar



Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores o DoubleTree El Pardo



Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center o Country Club Lima








Samay o Emperador Plaza





Terra Andina Hotel (Std room) o San Agustin Internacional



Eco Inn o San Agustin El Dorado o Terra Andina Hotel (Superior room)



Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco o Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco



Libertador Palacio del Inka Cusco Aranwa Cusco Boutique



Monasterio o JW Marriott Cusco






Casa Andina Classic Arequipa



QP Hotels Arequipa



Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa



Sonesta Posada del Inca Arequipa



Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa



Libertador Arequipa






Casa Andina Classic Colca



Colca Lodge



Colca Lodge



Colca Lodge



Colca Lodge



Las Casitas del Colca






La Hacienda Puno or La Hacienda Plaza de Armas



La Hacienda Puno or La Hacienda Plaza de Armas


Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno



Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno



Casa Andina Private Collection Puno



Libertador Lago Titicaca




  • All airport transfers listed in the itinerary 
  • Baggage handling at airports and at hotels
  • All tours and excursions indicated in the itinerary 
  • All entrance fees and transfers needed to operate tours and excursions 
  • All train tickets, bus tickets and boat services needed to operate tours and excursions
  • Excursion to Machu Picchu is aboard the Vistadome train
  • Service of a bilingual licensed tour guide for all tours and excursions
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary. B for breakfast, L for lunch. D for dinner
  • Hotel accommodation and hotel service charge
  • Hotel taxes are exempt for foreigners visiting Peru


Not Included

  • Air tickets
  • When staying overnight  in Machu Picchu, the entrance fee for the 2nd day in Machu Picchu is not included. This can be added to the itinerary upon request 
  • Expenses such us beverages on meals, tips, laundry, phone calls and other personal expenses are not included 




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