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Peru: Ancient Cities & the Andes

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-5248
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Meet the locals at an Andean homestay.
  • Spot soaring condors at Colca Canyon.
  • Sip pisco sours and eat ceviche.
The tour "Peru: Ancient Cities & The Andes" starts from Lima and ends in Cusco. It is a trekking trip that takes 14 days taking you through Wiñay Wayna, Ccaccaccollo Community, Ollantaytambo and 10 other destinations in Peru. "Peru: Ancient Cities & The Andes" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Climb the legendary Inca Trail to the cloud forest citadel of Machu Picchu, dine the traditional way at a ceremonial Pachamanca feast, or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines — the adventure is yours to choose! With the services of a CEO (Chief Experience Officer) and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials — 14 days of maximum Peru at minimum cost. This is everything you imagined Peru would be — and more!
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Lima
  • Day 2: Lima/Nazca
  • Day 3: Nazca/Arequipa
  • Day 4: Arequipa
  • Day 5: Arequipa/Colca Canyon
  • Day 6: Colca Canyon
  • Day 7: Cusco
  • Day 8: Cusco/Ccaccaccollo
  • Day 9: Ccaccaccollo/Ollantaytambo
  • Day 10: Inca Trail
  • Day 11: Inca Trail
  • Day 12: Inca Trail
  • Day 13: Machu Picchu/Cusco
  • Day 14: Cusco
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Simple hotels (7 nts), overnight bus (2 nts), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts).
Meals
  • 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
    Note: Allow USD240-315 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Hiking, local bus, train.
Guide
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit
  • Ccaccaccollo
  • Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Pachamanca
  • Nazca
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Your Local Living Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community Homestay
  • Ccaccaccollo
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Cusco
  • Overnight Colca Canyon excursion
  • Inca Trail hike with local guide
  • cook
  • and porters (4 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Lima and from Cusco 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 Peru: Ancient Cities & the Andes tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Aug 15 2018
5 - Excellent
Loved this tour
Loved this tour. Everything was planned well and it was amazing to get to know Peru. Please don't miss out on this country. Overall, we had a great tour and were accompanied by a professional guide.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Peru: Ancient Cities & the Andes 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.

Payment

For any tour departures within 14 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 October 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Peru: Ancient Cities & the Andes 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.

Visa

For this Peru: Ancient Cities & the Andes 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

minimum 18 years old

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Merchandising : Award Winning Inca Trail Program Named Best Inca Trail Tour Operator by the Regional Direction of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco (RDFTTC) in Peru. Your purchase of this tour helps employ over 560 local guides, porters, cooks, drivers, and office staff — connecting local communities to the global tourism chain.
  • 2. Trip Type : Small Group Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip.
  • 3. Service Level : Basic Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
  • 4. Travel Style : 18-to-Thirtysomethings Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
  • 5. Physical Grading : 4 - Demanding Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
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.
  • Elevated hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the best month to visit Peru? Can I visit Peru during the off-season?

    The best time to visit Peru is between the months of May and September. Corresponding with the dry season, temperatures in the country at this time hover between 16°C to 22°C. But more importantly, traveling to Peru during this time means that there is little fear of getting caught in the country’s torrential monsoon. Another less popular but still good time to visit Peru is between October and December. A shoulder period between dry and monsoon seasons, the climate during this time of year is generally fine, although skies are cloudier and you might have to dodge the odd shower. The wettest months are January and February. It is still possible to visit destinations such as Lake Titicaca during the rainy season, but the Inca Trail is closed for travelers. Find more information here.

  • Is Peru expensive to visit? How do the ATMs work?

    Peru is not expensive for travelers and we recommend it as a top pick for visitors on a budget. Most travelers can get by on USD 30 to USD 40 per day, including transport, accommodation, and food. Tackling the Inca Trail and exploring Machu Picchu are must-do attractions but also relatively costly. ATMs are the quickest way to withdraw neuvos soles, as the country’s currency is called, on the road and visa cards are easily accepted. Many ATMs have an English language option, too. They can be found in some airports, inside banks, and as stand-alone units in major towns and cities. If you are looking for other destinations to visit on a budget, find more information here.

  • How many days do you need in Peru?

    Given its wealth of attractions, there are many reasons why you should consider Peru trips that last between ten days and two weeks. This will give you enough time to see top-rated sites, such as Manu National Park, while also discovering the country’s history and culture in more far-flung and as-yet-unknown destinations. You can still take in a number of attractions even if you can only spare one week in Peru, however, the time constraint would mean that you will have to limit your exploration to a destination or two. For a more detailed rundown, check out our travel guide on how many days to spend in Peru.

  • Do they speak English in Peru?

    Spanish is the most-spoken European language in Peru, alongside several local languages like Quechan and Aymara. Those involved in the tourism industry and those in popular destinations such as Lima and Cusco will speak some English, while guides leading tours for English-speaking travelers will have a good hold of the language. However, knowing a few words of Spanish is always useful.

  • What is considered rude in Peru? What cultural notions should I be aware of?

    Personal contact is an important part of Peruvian culture. Not only do Peruvians tend to stand closer to each other than you might at home, but physical contact (especially on one’s arms and back) is also common. You should avoid the desire to step away, as this is considered offensive. Greetings are important, with handshakes along with a few words of greeting being common. Give the elderly your respect if you are young and leave your seat on public transportation for them. 

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