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Best of Peru

Spend 10 unforgettable days exploring this spectacular country with the “Best of Peru” tour. Gain insight into a captivating history with excursions to ancient archaeological sites and impressive colonial cities. See the floating reed-woven islands of the Uros, the ancient Coricancha, Arequipa, Colca Canyon and Cusco. Furthermore, this tour encapsulates the highlights of Peru and finishes with a visit to one of the most famous places on Earth. Finally, see the incredible Machu Picchu, offering an insight into the impressive engineering of the Inca.



10 Days from $2,359 pp, twin share

Inclusions:

9 nights accommodation on a twin share basis

Meals as indicated (B, L)

Private transfers

Shared transfers to and from train stations

English-speaking guide

Train to Machu Picchu (round trip)

Admission to all major monuments as per itinerary

NOTE: International and Domestic flights not included.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Lima

On arrival at Lima Airport, you will be met and transferred to your HOTEL for your two-night stay.


Day 2 - Lima

After breakfast, you will be taken on a guided city tour. Explore the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site that boasts a rich history and exquisite architecture. Visit the Main Square, Lima Cathedral, Casa Aliaga and Larco Museum. In the afternoon, visit Love Park, offering a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean from the cliffs. (B)


Day 3 - Lima – Arequipa

This morning you will be transferred to the Lima airport for your flight to Arequipa. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your HOTEL before exploring the city and the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a religious citadel built in 1579. Continue to the Yanahuara and Carmen Alto districts, which boast incredible views of the countryside before returning to your hotel. (B)


Day 4 - Arequipa – Valley and Colca Canyon

After breakfast, depart the city via Yura. Enjoy views of the rugged landscape before reaching Pampa Canahuas Reserve where you will have the chance to see vicunas and Andean camelid. Continue to Mirador de los Andes, from where you can see the volcanoes that surround Arequipa. Enjoy lunch in Chivay before checking in to your HOTEL. (B, L)


Day 5 - Valley and Colca Canyon – Puno

Today you will head to Condor Cross, where you can observe the stunning Colca Valley. Return to Chivay and visit multiple viewing points before continuing to Puno. On your journey, witness crystal blue lagoons that are home to cranes, as well as stone forests. Upon arrival, check in to your HOTEL for your two night stay. (B, L)


Day 6 - Puno – Lake Titicaca

This morning you will be transferred to Puno’s lake port. Here, you will board a boat that will take you to the floating islands of Uros. The Uros community live on islands constructed from woven reeds. It is here, they live in houses woven from reeds and cook outdoors to avoid fires. After your tour, continue to the island of Taquile, which was once part of the Inca Empire. Enjoy lunch before returning to Puno. (B, L)



Day 7 - Puno – Cusco

After breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Cusco. Along the way, enjoy stops at various points of interest. Pucara is the first stop, the first urban settlement in the highlands. Continue to La Raya before enjoying lunch at Sicuani. Racchi is the next stop, where you will visit Wiracocha Temple. The final stop is at the Church of Andahuaylillas. This religious site is hundreds of years old and houses beautiful artwork, as well as a spectacular colonial organ. Continue to Cusco and check in to your HOTEL for your three-night stay. (B, L)


Day 8 - Cusco

Today you will be taken on a tour of the city and nearby archaeological sites. Begin at Coricancha, also known as “Temple of the Sun”. Built by Inca Pachacuti, the Spaniards reclaimed it as the foundation of the Santo Domingo Convent. Continue to other sites including the Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. At the conclusion of your tour, return to the hotel. (B)




*Terms and Conditions: All pricing is per person based on twin share. Package is valid for sale between 25th March 2019 and 30th April 2019. Valid for travel from 25th March 2019 to 31st December 2019. Blackout dates apply. Package may be withdrawn or extended at any time without notice. All segments of the package are subject to availability and seasonal surcharges apply. Package excludes lunch and dinner throughout the tour, visas, airport taxes, tips and gratuities, personal expense items, early check in, late check out, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals, medical insurance, evacuation cover or travel insurance. Package subject to change without notice. Valid for new bookings only and not valid with any other offer. If paying by credit card, credit card fees will apply. For more information, contact your travel agent. SUPPLIER: South America Travel Specialists.

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