- duration 21 days
- tour type Small group
- age requirement 18-60 yrs
- max group size 12
- guiding method Partially guided
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Explore Lima and Cusco and learn more about Peruvian culture
- Choose to add on 2 nights in the jungle or 3 nights hiking the Incan Trail
- Discover Colca Canyon and fly over the Nasca lines
- Visit the magical 15thcentury Incan citadel Machu Picchu
The best part? This adventure is customizable to your own preferences! Our adventure offers two options during the time we will spend in Cusco. These are independent extensions and are reserved separately, please see different price options when booking. On day 8, you can change 2 nights in Cusco for a 2-night excursion to the jungle and enjoy some incredible days learning more about our flora and fauna. Another option is on day 12, where you can swap the cultural visits in Cusco for a 3-day Inca Trail hike and meet the rest of the group at Macchu Picchu. See the itinerary for more details.
Day 1: Arrival day - Lima
Day 2: Nasca
Day 3: Nasca - Night bus to Arequipa
Day 4: Arequipa
Day 5: Colca Canyon
Day 6: Colca Canyon - Night bus to Cusco
Day 7: Cusco
Day 8: Cusco Free Day / Puerto Maldonado Jungle
Day 9: Cusco / Jungle Experience
Day 10: Cusco / Return from Jungle
Day 11: Cusco / Ollantaytambo
Day 12: Cusco / Inca Trail Start
Day 13: Vinicunca / Inca Trail
Day 14: Aguas Calientes / Inca Trail
Day 15: Machu Picchu
Day 16: Cusco Last Day
Day 17: Puno
Day 18: Lake Titicaca Homestay
Day 19: Puno
Day 20: Lima
Day 21: Departure day
- Some meals as per itinerary. Please note the jungle option and the trekking option include meals on the days of those activities.
- All transportation (bus, plane, train, boat)
- Chauchilla cementery tour
- Arequipa city tour and tour to the colca canyon
- Full tourist ticket in Cusco
- Cusco city tour, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray, Huamantay lake and the rainbow mountain.
- Prive tour in Machu Picchu
- Homestay in lake Titicaca
- Food that is not indicated
- International airline tickets
- Visa fees
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40% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 60 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, but the 40% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 60 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 40% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationIf you choose to do the famous Inca Trail, you must book your trip at least 6 months in advance since the spaces are limited. If space is full, we may be able to offer you the option of the Quarry Trek. Climate is unpredictable, it is recommended to wear a jacket or poncho suitable for rain. Problems with altitude are common, in case of suffering "altitude sickness" immediately notify the guide responsible for the group. For those who decide to take the extension to the jungle, we will do this the following 8, 9, 10 (03 days/02 nights). For those who take the extension of the Inca trail, this is done on the following days 12, 13, 14, 15 (04 days / 03 nights)
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.