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  • See birds and sea lions at the Ballestas Islands.
  • Experience traditional life during a Lake Titicaca homestay.
  • Choose your route to Machu Picchu
The TailorMade Peru: Andes & Machu Picchu tour starts and ends in Lima. The TailorMade Peru: Andes & Machu Picchu is an Explorer tour that takes 21 days taking you through Lima, Peru and other destinations in Peru.

Make it truly your own. Start with this TailorMade sample itinerary, then work with our Private Travel team to customize the tour. Ancient civilizations and incredible animal life come together on this Peru itinerary that you can tweak and craft to your liking. Spot boobies, pelicans, and sea lions at the Ballestas Islands (known as Peru's Little Galápagos) then trek the challenging but rewarding Inca Trail to bask in the sight of Machu Picchu at sunrise.
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Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Santa Cruz (or similar)
    From Kennedy Park, take Avenue Pardo until you reach a roundabout, then make a right onto Street Santa Cruz.
Included Activity
  • Lima Meet and Greet Assistance Services
    A G Adventures representative will meet you at the hotel to go over the details for your trip. The representative can also answer any questions about the tour or the general area.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.25 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Lima City Tour
  • Magic Circuit of Water and Dinner Show
  • Pachacamac and Paso Horse Show
  • Lima Cooking Class
    Get a taste of Peruvian cuisine, visit local markets, sample exotic fruit, select fresh ingredients, and try your hand at preparing unique Peruvian dishes influenced by China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan. This activity is supported by the G Values Fund – a funding initiative that provides low-interest loans to CEOs who wish to start businesses that enhance the experience of our travellers. Best Bite Peru is run by former CEO Ruben Diaz. Contact Ruben (Best Bite Peru) at +51972584092 for further information.
Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling in a private vehicle to Paracas.
Take the morning to explore more of Lima before journeying down the coast to Paracas. Walk the town’s lively peatonal (pedestrian avenue) and find a café to sample some Peruvian food, such as ceviche or papa a la huancaina (potatoes with a chili cheese sauce).

Try your first Pisco sour while staying in Pisco's neighbour of Paracas.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Refugio del Pirata (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.7 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.
Visit the popular Ballestas Islands, an excellent chance to view a lively sea lion colony, pelicans, penguins, and other varieties of birdlife. Back on land, catch a bus south to Nazca. On the way, pass by the pleasant colonial town of Ica.

Ica enjoys a dry, sunny climate year-round and is known for its huge sand dunes. Located around the nearby oasis of Huacachina, the dunes are perfect subjects for photography and for a favourite local pastime: sandboarding. Apart from the dunes, Ica is famous for its wines and there are several wineries and distilleries in the area.
Accommodation
  • Casa Andina Standard Nazca (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Ballestas Islands Wildlife Tour
    Get ready to see some amazing wildlife on this trip to the Ballestas Islands (aka Peru's Little Galápagos). Spot playful sea lions, Humboldt penguins, boobies, pelicans, and more than 200 sea birds. Be sure to bring your camera along!
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Distance : 180 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Sand Buggies & Sand Boarding in Huacachina
Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio and enjoy a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.
Travel south to one of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries, the Nazca Lines. The lines consist of patterns and pictures etched in the ground, crisscrossing a wide area of flat desert. From the ground we can make out very little, enjoy the best view from the air.

Remains of the Nazca culture are still visible during our included tour of the ancient Pre-Inca desert cemetery site of Chauchilla, with 2000-year-old mummies, bones, and pottery on the desert floor. The tour also includes a visit to an artisan’s workshop, where modern masters create Nazca style pottery.

Later, board a night bus to Arequipa.
Included Activities
  • Chauchilla Cemetery Tour
    Take a city tour of Nazca, followed by a fascinating visit to the Pre-Inca desert cemetery site of Chauchilla, with 150- year-old mummies, bones and pottery on the desert floor. The tour also includes a visit to an artisan's workshop, where modern masters create Nazca-style pottery, and a traditional gold-mining centre. This entire desert area was once the home to the ancient Paracas and the Nazca cultures, which preceded the Incas by more than half a millennium.
  • Flight over Nazca Lines
    The duration of the activity depends on how many are taking the flight. One to four passengers takes from 1 to 1.5 hrs. including transportation from the hotel to the airport. As the number of passengers increases, so does the time of the activity as there is limited space on the plane. Total airtime of the flight is 45 mins. It is strongly recommended to book this activity at least one day in advance.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 9.5 hr
    Distance : 567 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Enjoy a city tour of Arequipa and visit the Santa Catalina Monastery.
Explore Arequipa, the 'white city' and visit the Santa Catalina Monastery on a city tour.

For those spicy food lovers, checking out one of the “Picanterías” is a must. Arequipa holds a variety of regional food— alpaca, shrimp, pork, lots of soups, and spicy sauces waiting for you to dig in.
Accommodation
  • Hostal Solar (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.25 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Juanita Museum
    Visit the Museo Santuarios Andinos, also known as the Juanita Museum for the well-preserved mummy of a young Incan girl sacrificed to the Incan Gods in the 1500s. Juanita remained preserved on the top of Mt Ambato until quite recently, she was discovered in the mid-90s and was briefly displayed in the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day, take a guided tour to spot condors.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Colca Canyon - 2D/1N
    Spend the day in Colca Canyon, a great place for spotting condors. Travel a rough, rutted road through the Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve. Along the way there are chances to see vicunas, alpacas and llamas. Stop at Mirador de Patapampa lookout, the highest point on the tour at 4,910m with views of nearby volcanoes. Stay overnight in the town of Chivay.
Optional Activities
  • Hot Springs
    Soak your weary bones in steaming hot water pouring from the earth and relax.
Travel by bus to Puno. Arrive with a little time to wander the markets and explore the city.
Climb over the mountains today, descending at Puno, which is on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Titicaca is also the largest lake in the world above 2000m, and the views from its Islands are stunning.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Pukara (or similar)
    From the Main Square take Lima street, walk 2 blocks, then make a right onto Libertad street.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
Head out by boat across Lake Titicaca. Visit the community on the Taquile Islands.

After, cruise to another village for an overnight homestay on the shores of the lake. This experience provides an opportunity to learn more about rural life in the Peruvian highlands and to participate in local traditions.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Lake Titicaca Homestay Experience & Boat Tour
    Board a boat on Lake Titicaca and head to Taquile Island for a delicious Peruvian lunch at a restaurant followed by some shopping at the local weaving cooperatives. Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing. After, enjoy an overnight stay with a host family and a chance to learn about life on the islands. Play soccer with the children, learn about regional cuisine and dress up in local clothes for an unforgettable evening with the whole village with traditional music and dancing. Lend a hand the next morning, and help out with chores like feeding animals, harvesting local produce, or bringing back buckets of water from the well. Depart after lunch to visit the floating islands of Uros and learn about the unique lifestyle of the locals. Meet residents and learn how they built the islands with totora reeds, used to make their homes, boats, crafts.
Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno.
Spend the morning with the homestay families, then depart after lunch. Visit the floating islands of Uros on the way back, and learn about the unique lifestyle of the locals. Meet residents and learn how they built the islands with totora reeds, which are also used to make their homes, boats, crafts (and are also edible!).
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Hotel Pukara (or similar)
    From the Main Square take Lima street, walk 2 blocks, then make a right onto Libertad street.
Optional Activities
  • Lake Titicaca Kayaking
    Take to the waters of the highest navigable body of water in the world, Lake Titicaca, and paddle out to Laquina Island. Get a glimpse into local island life before heading back across the lake to Puno.
Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco.
The trip from Puno to Cusco takes the better part of the day, with stark, beautiful scenery en route as you travel through the high Altiplano region. Check out a bit of Cusco, find a spot for dinner, or get prepared to head into the Sacred Valley.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Cusco Plaza II (or similar)
    From Main Square, head north towards Calle Plateros, then continue until you reach Saphi Street.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 6.0 hr - 6.5 hr
    Distance : 386 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman. After, enjoy a free afternoon.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Cusco Plaza II (or similar)
    From Main Square, head north towards Calle Plateros, then continue until you reach Saphi Street.
Included Activity
  • Cusco City Tour
    Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.
Optional Activities
  • Inka Museum
    Get ready to explore the artifacts from the Inca Empire, including mummies, jewelry, skulls, and ceramics at this museum of archaeology.
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket
    This ticket allows admission at 16 sights of the city of Cusco including many popular museums and cathedrals, the ticket also provides entrance to Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, and sights in the South Valley of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the Ollantaytambo ruins.
Visit the Ccaccaccollo community centre see local weaving and dyeing techniques used to create garments and souvenirs, and learn how the Planeterra weaving co-operative has impacted the community. This includes the purchase of alpacas to provide a steady supply of wool, looms, and sewing machines as well as several training courses on production, sales and small business management. After, stop for lunch at the Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn how the resident-run restaurant was kickstarted by G Adventures and the Multilateral Investment Fund, to become a successful farm-to-table program that boosts the local economy and several spin-off microenterprises.

Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that's still in use today. Continue on to tour the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo with a local guide. Take a step back in time at this Inca archaeological site.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Ollantaytambo Lodge (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Sacred Valley Tour - Ccaccaccollo, Parwa Restaurant, Pisac & Ollantaytambo Ruins
    Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them.

    Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the G Adventures for Good project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community. After, visit the hilltop citadel of Pisac and the ancient Ollantaytambo ruins.
Optional Activities
  • Ollantaytambo Storehouse Ruins and Hike
    Get your blood flowing on a steep hike up to the Pinkuylluna Incan storehouses. Perched on the hill, these ruins provide excellent views of the Sacred Valley and the Ollantaytambo ruins below.
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Get your blood pumping on this first day of hiking the Inca trail. You'll trek for 11 km (5-6 hours), this first day is fairly easy and serves as good training for the next few days. Pass rambling rivers and a small village, and enjoy scenic mountain views; it’s just a taste of what’s to come. End the day at Wayllabamba Camp and get ready for another day of trekking ahead.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Inca Trail 4D/3N
    Embark on the four-day guided Inca Trail hike ending at mystical Machu Picchu. Enjoy G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products provided on the trail. Hike by meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins. Climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass and the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate first-thing. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day.
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.
Trek over progressively spectacular and steeper terrain on your way to Warmiwañusca (aka Dead Woman’s Pass), the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769ft). Be prepared to face strong Andean weather (blazing sun or cold winds) around the pass. Take the hike slow as this is a 12 km day (6h–7h), and drink lots of water along the way – amazing views are waiting as a reward. Enjoy some ample time to rest and relax after reaching the Paqaymayo Camp; most campers arrive around early afternoon.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Cross two more passes and ruins on today's 16km (9h) trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows before returning to Cusco.
Wake around 03:30 to hike for 4km (1h30m) to reach the Sun Gate as early as possible. Head to the checkpoint and join the lineup to wait for the gate to open. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu (fingers crossed for a clear day). Hike down to Machu Picchu (about 45 mins) for a 1.5 hr guided tour of the site, and free time to explore. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll). Opt to visit the Inca Bridge (a 15-min walk one way) for no additional charge, if time allows.

Catch the bus outside the Machu Picchu gate after your visit for a 25-min downhill ride to Aguas Calientes. Eat and relax before the train ride back to Cusco this evening.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Cusco Plaza II (or similar)
    From Main Square, head north towards Calle Plateros, then continue until you reach Saphi Street.
Transport
  • Local train
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.
  • Private Vehicle
    Distance : 73 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Inca Bridge Visit
    Use any leftover energy from your Machu Picchu hike to visit the Inca Bridge site nearby (thought by some to be a secret back entrance to Machu Picchu). Trek up to the bridge that's cleaving to a 579m (1,900 ft) cliff, and soak in amazing views of cloud forest along the way.
Enjoy a free morning in Cusco before visiting a local market and learning about Peruvian cuisine in a cooking class.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Cusco Plaza II (or similar)
    From Main Square, head north towards Calle Plateros, then continue until you reach Saphi Street.
Included Activity
  • Cusco Cooking Class
    Channel your inner chef with a Peruvian cooking class. Take a trip to the market with your teacher and learn about regional flavours as you pick out the freshest ingredients. Head back to the kitchen for a hands-on lesson and learn to prepare local Peruvian specialties.
Optional Activities
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket
    This ticket allows admission at 16 sights of the city of Cusco including many popular museums and cathedrals, the ticket also provides entrance to Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, and sights in the South Valley of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Inka Museum
    Get ready to explore the artifacts from the Inca Empire, including mummies, jewelry, skulls, and ceramics at this museum of archaeology.
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.
After a brief stop in Puerto Maldonado to store large luggage, drive to the pier and travel by covered motorized boat to the jungle lodge. En route, see birds typical of the river or forest edge. The Tambopata Rainforest holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area.

Local community members make up the majority of the lodge staff, including multilingual naturalist guides. Here you have the opportunity to learn from them not only about the area’s rich flora and fauna, but also about their extensive practical uses for medicinal plants and other forest plant resources, through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.

Later on, get the lowdown on local flora and fauna, and grab a flashlight to discover what’s living around lodge grounds. Receive help from the talented, expert naturalist guide to locate heaps of hidden creatures! Keep an eye out for snakes, tarantulas, owls, and poison dart frogs, just to name a few.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Tambopata Jungle Lodge 3D/2N
    Travel by motorized canoe to the comfortable, intimate, and exclusive G Lodge Amazon your home for the next two nights. Settle into the lodge before a night walk to get the lowdown on local flora and fauna. Receive help from the talented, expert naturalist guide to locate hidden creatures! The next day, enjoy guided excursions and a caiman spotting cruise by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and along jungle trails. Learn about traditional techniques for forest plant resources and plant-based medicine.

    ** Please note - the jungle excursions are shared with other passengers at the lodge. **
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.35 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Plane
    Duration : - 1.0 hr
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Enjoy guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and along jungle trails. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole or visiting a nearby plantation. Go for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.
Head out early to catch the jungle at its wildest (and coolest). Walk slowly through the forest searching for wildlife before heading out on an oxbow lake by canoe. Search for anaconda, the elusive giant river otter or black caiman. Even if you don't spot these shy creatures, there are plenty of other birds, interesting plants and other animals to discover.

After dark head out by motorized canoe to search for caimans on the river banks. Enjoy a lesson on caimans from the expert guide. Take advantage of the keen eyes of the expert naturalist guides – they are truly spectacular at spotting these elusive smaller cousins of alligators hiding on the muddy banks.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Fly back to Lima for a final night in the city.
Have a final delicious Amazonian breakfast before heading back towards the airport by motorized boat and van. Fly to Lima and opt for a final night out for dinner or Pisco Sours.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Santa Cruz (or similar)
    From Kennedy Park, take Avenue Pardo until you reach a roundabout, then make a right onto Street Santa Cruz.
Transport
  • Plane
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.25 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Depart at any time.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Optional Activities
  • Lima City Tour
  • Magic Circuit of Water and Dinner Show
  • Pachacamac and Paso Horse Show
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotels/guesthouses (13 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts), overnight bus (1 nt), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts).
Meals
  • 16 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
    Note: Allow USD460-600 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Public bus, private van, plane, train, boat, canoe.
Included activities
  • Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay Experience & Boat Tour, Puno
  • Your Discover Moment: Tambopata Jungle Lodge 3D/2N, Puerto Maldonado
  • Ballestas Islands Wildlife Tour
  • Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio guided tour
  • Flight over Nazca Lines
  • Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Colca Canyon Overnight
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Cusco Cooking Class
  • Amazon Jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon (3 days)
  • Guided excursions with naturalists
  • Rubber boot use
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • 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
  • Travel insurance is not included in this TailorMade Peru: Andes & Machu Picchu tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Duration 21 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 10 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Lima, Peru/ Lima, Peru
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A deposit of 2525 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 26 July 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The TailorMade Peru: Andes & Machu Picchu 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.

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For this TailorMade Peru: Andes & Machu Picchu 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.

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  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 4 - DemandingSome high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • 4. Trip Type : TailorMadeCreate your own private adventure from a selection of unique itineraries that can be tailored to exactly what you like and how you want to see the world.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this TailorMade Peru: Andes & Machu Picchu 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.
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    -Passport
    -Insurance info
    -Flight info
    -Cash, credit and debit cards
    -Vouchers and pre-departure information
    -Required visas or vaccination certificates

    -Sleeping bag (also available for rent)
    -Weather-appropriate clothing
    -Windproof/waterproof jacket
    -Rain poncho
    -Warm clothing
    -Fleece jacket or warm layer
    -Long trousers
    -Hiking pants/track pants
    -Shorts/skirts
    -Shirts/T-shirts
    -Hiking long sleeve shirt
    -Loose-fitting, light coloured long-sleeved shirts
    -Loose-fitting, light coloured hiking pants
    
-Thermal underwear
    -Socks
    -Knee-high socks
    -Warm gloves
    -Warm hat
    - Small towel and swim wear
    -Waterproof hiking boots
    -Hiking boots/Sturdy walking shoes
    -Sturdy walking shoes
    -Flip flops/sandals

    -Sun hat/Bandana
    -Sunblock
    -Sunglasses
    -Headlamp
    -Money belt
    -Toiletries
    -Watch and alarm clock
    -First-aid kit
    -Rehydration powder
    -Insect Repellent
    - Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)

    -Day pack
    -Camera with extra memory cards and batteries
    -Personal Entertainment
    -Binoculars
    -Waterproof backpack cover
    -Insect Repellent
    -Moneybelt
    -Pocketknife
    -Antibacterial wipes/gel
    -Reusable water bottle
    -Ear plugs
    -Plastic bags
    -Walking poles (Optional, must be rubber-tipped)

    Hiking equipment is available to rent locally if desired (prices subject to change):

    -Walking pole 15 soles each (30 per pair)
    -Sleeping bag 45 soles
    -Air mattress 45 soles

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD460-600 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    16 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

  • Optional_activities

    Lima
    - Lima Cooking Class (79USD per person)
    - Magic Circuit of Water and Dinner Show (68USD per person)
    - Lima City Tour (130-186PEN per person)

    Pachacamac
    - Pachacamac and Paso Horse Show (69-98USD per person)

    Nazca
    - Sand Buggies & Sand Boarding in Huacachina

    Arequipa
    - Juanita Museum (60PEN per person)

    Chivay
    - Hot Springs (15PEN per person)

    Lake Titicaca
    - Lake Titicaca Kayaking

    Cusco
    - Inka Museum (10PEN per person)
    - Cusco Tourist Ticket (130PEN per person)

    Ollantaytambo
    - Ollantaytambo Storehouse Ruins and Hike

    Machu Picchu
    - Inca Bridge Visit (Free)

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    ex Lima

  • Whats_included

    Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay Experience & Boat Tour, Puno
    Your Discover Moment: Tambopata Jungle Lodge 3D/2N, Puerto Maldonado. Ballestas Islands Wildlife Tour. Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio guided tour. Flight over Nazca Lines. Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery. Colca Canyon Overnight. Floating islands of Uros visit. Lake Titicaca guided tour. Sacred Valley guided tour. Pottery making demonstration. Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days). Machu Picchu guided tour. Cusco Cooking Class. Amazon Jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon (3 days). Guided excursions with naturalists. Rubber boot use. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Highlights

    See birds and sea lions at the Ballestas Islands, Experience traditional life during a Lake Titicaca homestay, Choose your route to Machu Picchu

  • Introduction

    Make it truly your own. Start with this TailorMade sample itinerary, then work with our Private Travel team to customize the tour. Ancient civilizations and incredible animal life come together on this Peru itinerary that you can tweak and craft to your liking. Spot boobies, pelicans, and sea lions at the Ballestas Islands (known as Peru's Little Galápagos) then trek the challenging but rewarding Inca Trail to bask in the sight of Machu Picchu at sunrise.

  • Accommodation

    Hotels/guesthouses (13 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts), overnight bus (1 nt), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts).

  • Transport

    Public bus, private van, plane, train, boat, canoe.

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