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The Essentials of Peru

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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Small group
  • minimum participants 6
  • age requirement 18-55 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Partially guided
  • Tour Code BM-38638
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Lima, Peru
  • Explore Lima and learn more about the capital of Peru
  • Visit Cusco, the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city
  • Let yourself be amazed by a small Inca town, Ollantaytambo
  • Explore the magical Machu Picchu
This 10-day group trip is the perfect adventure if you want to see the cultural and archaeological treasures of Peru in just a short time. And best of all, you have two different options: choose to take the Inca trail trekking option and trek to Macchu Picchu from days 4 to 7, or choose to stay and explore the highlights in and around Cusco.

Those who follow the Inca Trail, one of the best-known treks in the world, will be rewarded with dazzling combinations of mountainous landscapes, forests cloudy, and jungle. Those who stay will get to visit the most important attractions located in the city of Cusco!
  • Day 1: Arrival day - Lima
  • Day 2: Cusco
  • Day 3: Cusco or Ollantaytambo
  • Day 4: Cusco/ Start of trek
  • Day 5: Cusco, Huamantay lagoon / Trekking day 2
  • Day 6: Chinchero, Maras, Aguas Calientes / Trekking day 3
  • Day 7: Machu Picchu
  • Day 8: Cusco
  • Day 9: Lima
  • Day 10: Departure day
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • All transportation (bus, plane, train,)
  • Full tourist ticket in Cusco
  • Cusco city tour, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Moray, Huamantay lake.
  • Prive tour in Machu Picchu
  • Accomodation
  • Food that is not indicated
  • Tips
  • 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.


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.

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Other Practical InformationClimate changes in the places to visit are 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 take the extension of the Inca trail, this is done on the following days 4, 5, 6, 7 (04 days / 03 nights)
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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