Essential Peru - Inti Raymi Festival

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Festivals and events
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Lima, Peru
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Attend 'The Festival of the sun' (Inti Raymi), when Cuzco is awash with dancing and processions
  • Iconic Machu Picchu by train with guided tour
  • Homestay on traditional Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca
  • Colca Canyon and its soaring condors
The tour Essential Peru - Inti Raymi Festival starts from and ends in Lima. This is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 16 days taking you through Lima, Arequipa, Ica, Puno and 9 other destinations in Peru and Argentina. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A spectacular journey through Peru's varied landscape encompassing coastal desert, snow-capped Andean peaks, the high altiplano and lush cloud forest. The most famous sites are all visited including the mysterious Nazca Lines, awe-inspiring Machu Picchu in its incredible mountaintop setting, Lake Titicaca, where the night is spent in an island homestay, and the remarkable 3000m deep Colca Canyon. On the way we encounter traditional culture, condors, llamas, and a warm welcome from the Peruvian people. 
4.5 - Excellent
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Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“Excellent holiday - good leader and driver. Good mix of people. Good insight into the best of Costa Rica and I want to go back and do it all again!”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“Boy it was all so great! The weather, the hotel, the guide, the group, the range and level of activities. The evenings spent together and the places to eat our guide took us too. I'm over sixty but had no problem with any of the activities even the canyoning and sea kayaking both of which I had not done before. I thouroughly recommend it to anyone who likes to be active on a holiday.”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
    “My husband and I have recently returned from cycling in Albania. What a fantastic adventure it was. Prior to going on this trip our bikes came out of the shed about once a year and since we are not in the flush of youth we had to go out cycling every weekend for the previous 5 months to make sure we were fit enough and boy were we glad we did. It was a challenging trip but we loved every minute of it. The scenery is fantastic, we could not fault the food and the hotels were a lot better than we anticipated and even quite luxurious at times. Armand is an excellent guide with plenty of local knowledge. He offered to run a kitty for meals and drinks and ordered a variety of food at every meal which made meal times so easy and enjoyable. It is a fast paced trip and we had to be up early every day for breakfast and be ready to leave by 8.30 every morning but we were glad of this because at least it was cooler when we set off and we always had a nice stop for coffee to look forward to after a couple of hours. It is a great way to see Albania and it was great to start inland and then move to the coast offering different scenery and a chance to have a swim in the sea. We enjoyed the cultural stops and the chance to learn about the history of Albania. The minibus driver was always there with extra water, bananas and snacks when you needed them and greeted us with a smile at the top of every climb. I would strongly recommend this trip to anyone but to enjoy it make sure you do plenty of hill training. We hired the bikes offered by Exodus and these were of good quality although we took our own saddles. We used the pedals on the bikes ie. no clip ons and managed it okay so if you fancy it go for it - you won't regret it.”
    ITINERARY Expand All
    • Day 1: Start Lima.
    • Day 2: Drive south along the coast and sail to the Ballestas Islands, home to the highest concentration of marine birds in the world; overnight in Ica.
    • Day 3: On to Nazca; see the Nazca lines; optional scenic flight.
    • Day 4: Turn inland from coastal desert, climbing high into the Andes.
    • Day 5: Drive to Cuzco (3400m) visiting Inca sites on the way.
    • Day 6: Free day to explore Cuzco.
    • Day 7: Attend Inti Raymi Festival in Cuzco.
    • Day 8: Train to Aguas Calientes; tour of Machu Picchu.
    • Day 9: Free morning or optional second visit to Machu Picchu; afternoon return to Cuzco by train and by road.
    • Day 10: Free day for optional excursions.
    • Day 11: Drive to Lake Titicaca (3800m), with stops en route; boat to Amantani Island for homestay.
    • Day 12: Explore the island; afternoon boat to Puno visiting the floating reed islands.
    • Day 13: Drive across the altiplano to Colca Canyon.
    • Day 14: Morning condor viewing; afternoon drive past huge volcanoes to the 'White City' of Arequipa (2350m).
    • Day 15: Morning visit Santa Catalina Convent; afternoon fly to Lima.
    • Day 16: End Lima.
    • 15 nights hotels, all en suite, 1 night homestay with basic shared facilities , All accommodation 
    • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
    • Travel by train, boat, private minibus/coach and one internal flight
    • All transport and listed activities
    • (if booking incl. flights)
    • Time spent at altitude
    • Several long drives and early starts
    • Tour leader throughout
    • Arrival and departure transfers
    • Inti Raymi Festival ticket
    • Any international flights to/from Lima are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
    • Travel insurance is not included in this Essential Peru - Inti Raymi Festival tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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    GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

    No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Peru - Inti Raymi Festival tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


    For any tour departures within 21 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

    Travel Insurance

    Essential Peru - Inti Raymi Festival tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


    For this Essential Peru - Inti Raymi Festival tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

    COVID-19 Safety Measures

    This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

    • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
    • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
    • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
    • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
    If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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