Peru Essentials

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends La Paz, Bolivia
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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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.
The Peru Essentials trip starts in Lima and ends in La Paz. The Peru Essentials trip is a trekking trip that takes 21 days taking you through Lima, Nazca, Lima, Colca Canyon and 6 other destinations in Bolivia and Peru. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
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Based on 100 reviews
Jovel's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Jovel
  • From Singapore
  • On Jun 15 2018
“Excellent”
Natalie's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Natalie
  • From USA
  • On Jan 23 2020
“Really enjoyed this tour. Itinerary was great. Pace was right, and our tour leader was amazing. Will definitely come back to Spain and Portugal again. Touring Morocco was great too, and very different from travelling in Europe. Had I done this tour as a single traveller it would have costed me a lot more, so got value for money as well. Will soon book my next trip. Recommended.”
Caroline's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Caroline
  • From Ireland
  • On Jul 23 2017
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Lima
  • Day 2: Lima
  • Day 3: Paracas
  • Day 4: Nazca
  • Day 5: Arequipa
  • Day 6: Arequipa
  • Day 7: Colca Canyon
  • Day 8: Arequipa
  • Day 9: Arequipa - Overnight Bus to Cusco
  • Day 10: Cusco
  • Day 11: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  • Day 12: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  • Day 13: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  • Day 14: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option and Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo
  • Day 15: Sacred Valley / Cusco
  • Day 16: Cusco
  • Day 17: Puno - Lake Titicaca
  • Day 18: Puno
  • Day 19: Puno
  • Day 20: La Paz
  • Day 21: La Paz
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (15 nights), Overnight bus (1 night)
Meals
  • 20 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 4 Dinner
Transport
  • Train , Public Bus , Private Vehicle
Included Activities
  • Lima - Leader-led walking tour
  • Colca Canyon - Guided tour
  • Colca Canyon Condor Visit
  • Cusco - Orientation Walk
  • Guided visit of Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley - Community visit & lunch
  • Lake Titicaca - Boat tour & Homestay
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Lima and from La Paz 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 Essentials tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Peru Essentials tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 30 July 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Peru Essentials 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 Essentials 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.

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
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