Peruvian Andean Experience

Peruvian Andean Experience
 
Peruvian Andean Experience
  • From
    usd 2990
  • Departures
    Daily
  • Style
    Comfort
  • Days
    12

Explore the Peruvian Andes at its best with our Peruvian Andean Experience. With breathtaking landscapes, ancient civilizations and delicious cuisine this tour will take you to discover new horizons.
Starting from the vibrant capital, Lima, you will immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of its streets, colonial history and exquisite gastronomy. Travel towards the heart of the Andes, where the majestic Machu Picchu awaits to reveal its mysteries. But the adventure does not end here. Cross the Andes aboard the legendary Titicaca Lake Train, to end your journey at the mystical Lake Titicaca. Sail through its blue waters while visiting the floating islands of the Uros to discover the unique lifestyle of its inhabitants.

  • Country
    Peru
  • Departure
    Lima
  • Arrival
    Lima
  • Theme
    Explorer
Peruvian Andean Experience

 

Day 1. Welcome to Peru

On arrival at Jorge Chavez Airport, the Peru InsideOut staff will welcome you and take you to the hotel. Tomorrow, a great adventure awaits.

Day 2. Lima City Tour and Culinary Experience

Peruvian Andean Experience - Lima City Tour and Culinary Experience
  • Destination
    Lima
  • Hotel
    Hotel Pullman Lima Miraflores
  • Attractions
    Huaca Pucllana

 

The day will begin with an immersion in the cultural and gastronomic richness of Lima, the city of contrasts and millennia-old history. After enjoying breakfast, you will embark on a captivating tour of the City of Kings, where Colonial Lima welcomes you with cobbled streets and historic monuments that narrate the grandeur of the past. From the historic Plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Armas to the impressive Cathedral, every corner transports us to an era of splendour and tradition. The visit to the San Francisco Convent and its catacombs immerses you in the city's religious and colonial history, while the bustling local market invites you to taste the exotic fruits that only this country can offer. In the cosmopolitan district of Miraflores, you will learn to prepare the famous ‘ceviche’ and the national drink, Pisco Sour, two icons of the national cuisine. To conclude this day, you will marvel at the archaeological history of Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca pyramid, symbol of Lima’s ancient culture. Inside the Huaca, there is a restaurant where you will have lunch facing a panoramic view of the archaeological site. Afterward, you will be transferred to your hotel to rest.

Day 3. Sacred Valley of the Incas

Peruvian Andean Experience - Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Destination
    Sacred Valley
  • Hotel
    Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Attractions
    Pisac

 

The day will begin a new adventure that will take you to explore the wonders of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Upon landing, you will be greeted by a member of our staff to accompany you to the heart of the Sacred Valley. Here, will start a fascinating journey to the Pisac craft market, where local artisans captivate tourists with their unique and colourful creations. Later you will reach the imposing Pisac Fortress, an architectural jewel that rises majestically above the valley, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Among the ancient ruins, history comes alive, and you will be immersed in the legacy of a civilization lost in time. After the tour, it's time to have lunch to replenish energy. After an intense day, return to the hotel to rest, as tomorrow there will be even more places to discover.

Day 4. Maras Salt Mines and Moray

Peruvian Andean Experience - Maras Salt Mines and Moray
  • Destination
    Sacred Valley
  • Hotel
    Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Attractions
    Maras Salt Mines

 

After breakfast, you will embark on a tour of the circular terraces of Moray, an impressive testimony to the agricultural engineering of the ancient Inca civilization. The tour will continue to the Maras Salt Mines, a visual spectacle that challenges the imagination: endless pools of white salt that extend like a sea of glass amidst the Andes. In the salt mines, you will learn of the ancestral technique of salt mininig. The highlight of the day will be lunch at the Hacienda Huayoccari, a gastronomic sanctuary where the authentic flavours of the region merge with the elegance of Peruvian cuisine. Every bite is a celebration of the land and its fruits, a sensory experience that connects you to the history and the culture of this sacred place. At the end of the day, return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Day 5. Ollantaytambo Fortress

Peruvian Andean Experience - Ollantaytambo Fortress
  • Destination
    Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel
    Sumaq
  • Attractions
    Ollantaytambo Fortress

 

The day begins in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After breakfast, you will enjoy a unique experience visiting the imposing Ollantaytambo Fortress, a showcase of Inca architectural grandeur that proudly stands in the valley. Among its stone walls, the whispers of the past transport you to an era of splendour and resislience. Then, you will board a train to Aguas Calientes, a magical town located at the foot of the legendary Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Here, you will meet a guide who will be guiding you through the mysteries and wonders of this archaeological unique world site.

Day 6. Machu Picchu Tour

Peruvian Andean Experience - Machu Picchu Tour
  • Destination
    Cusco
  • Hotel
    Casa Andina Premium Cusco
  • Attractions
    Machu Picchu

 

Finally, the day has arrived when you will visit one of the seven wonders of the modern world: Machu Picchu. After breakfast, you will embark on a journey to this archaeological site where each stone reveals ancient secrets and every corner breathes the essence of a lost civilization . Guided by the guide, you will explore the mysteries of Machu Picchu, enveloped by the mystical energy emanating from this ancient Inca citadel. Later, if you wish, you will have the opportunity to climb the heights of Huayna Picchu or the Machu Picchu Mountain, subject to availability, to view the landscape from new perspectives. Upon returning to Aguas Calientes, you wil start the return journey by train to Ollantaytambo. From there, you will be transferred to Cusco, back in the comfort of your hotel.
Note: The visit to the Machu Picchu ruins has a maximum duration of 3 hours.

Day 7. Discovering the Imperial City of Cusco

Peruvian Andean Experience - Discovering the Imperial City of Cusco
  • Destination
    Cusco
  • Hotel
    Casa Andina Premium Cusco
  • Attractions
    Koricancha

 

Dawn breaks in Cusco. After breakfast, the tour will take you to explore the architectural and spiritual treasures of this ancient city. Beginning with a visit to the Santo Domingo Cathedral, where resonant walls guard centuries of devotion and sacred art. You will then go to the Temple of the Sun, Koricancha, where the stones tell the story of Inca cosmology and reverence for the Sun God. The tour will continue to Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, and the imposing fortress of Sacsayhuaman. These archaeological sites reveal layers of history and mystery that will transport you to past eras of greatness and splendour. At the end of this journey, return to the hotel.

Day 8. Lake Titicaca Train Experience from Cusco to Puno

Peruvian Andean Experience - Lake Titicaca Train Experience from Cusco to Puno
  • Destination
    Puno
  • Hotel
    GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca
  • Attractions
    Lake Titicaca Train Experience

 

Today you will have a unique experience aboard the Lake Titicaca Train, one of the most legendary routes in the world. After breakfast, you will head to the train station to board the Lake Titicaca Train. During the day, you will enjoy a full journey aboard this legendary train, with lunch and snacks included. Finally, you will arrive in Puno, where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 9. Boat Ride on Lake Titicaca

Peruvian Andean Experience - Boat Ride on Lake Titicaca
  • Destination
    Puno
  • Hotel
    GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca
  • Attractions
    Islands of the Uros

 

After breakfast, you will embark on a unique adventure, sailing on the vast Lake Titicaca to reach the floating islands of the Uros, where you can marvel at the skill and life of the local population who build and inhabit these artificial islands. The tour will continue to the stunning Island of Taquile where you will discover the ancestral traditions and unique craftsmanship of its inhabitants. There, you will enjoy a lunch made with local regional ingredients before your return to the hotel in Puno.

Day 10. Lima

Peruvian Andean Experience - Lima
  • Destination
    Lima
  • Hotel
    Hotel Pullman Lima Miraflores
  • Attractions
    Lima

 

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to Juliaca Airport to board the flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, you will be greeted by a Peru InsideOut staff member who will take you directly to your hotel in the city. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of the accommodation as you prepare to continue with the adventures in the Peruvian capital the following day.

Day 11. Free Day in Lima

Peruvian Andean Experience - Free Day in Lima
  • Destination
    Lima
  • Hotel
    Hotel Pullman Lima Miraflores
  • Attractions
    Free day

 

After breakfast, you will immerse yourself in the contrasts and nuances of this cosmopolitan city full of history. From the majestic colonial squares to the bohemian corners of its most modern neighbourhoods, every monument and every corner will reveal stories waiting to be discovered. It's a day to indulge in the acclaimed local cuisine, explore the traditional markets, or simply stroll through the streets and observe daily life. At the end of the day, return to the hotel.

Day 12. Lima

The day will begin with breakfast, marking the end of our services. It's time to say goodbye and head to the airport. Although our adventure together comes to an end, we hope that the memories and shared experiences will continue to inspire you for future journeys. We appreciate your company and trust, and hope to meet again on new trips.

The Tour Includes

  • Services
    • Personal Service

    • 24-hour traveller assistance

 

  • Services
    • Excursions

    • Private transfers: airport/hotel/airport
    • Titicaca Lake Train Experience
    • Private boat excursion to Lake Titicaca
    • Private excursions with an English-speaking guide: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray, Cusco, and Machu Picchu
    • All entrance fees mentioned in the program

 

  • Services
    • Hotel

    • Lima: 4 nights with breakfast
    • Sacred Valley: 2 nights with breakfast
    • Aguas Calientes: 1 night with breakfast
    • Cusco: 2 nights with breakfast
    • Puno: 2 nights with breakfast

 

  • Services
    • Transport

    • Airplane, train, speed boat, VIP bus, private transport for all transfers

 

  • Services
    • Meals

    • Breakfasts (11)
    • Lunches (4): Lima (1), Urubamba (2), Puno (1)

 

Not Included

  • Services
    • International air tickets
    • If applicable, airport departure taxes
    • Internal flights: Lima – Cusco / Juliaca - Lima
    • Early check-in / Late check-out
    • Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain: USD 80
    • Other meals
    • Insurance
    • Personal Expenses
    • Extras or optional excursions as indicated.