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Peru Itinery Classic 14 days

Trip Summary

Peru itinerary 14 days

Whether you're looking for adventure, culture, or nature, Peru is the place to go! Retrace the steps of the Incas and visit the impressive tourist attractions in Peru, including one of the New Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu. But Peru offers so much more!

Included in this 14-day Peru itinerary are the beautiful colonial cities of Lima and Arequipa. In between, you visit the Ballestas Islands to see sea lions and the mysterious Nazca Lines. We watch condors and enjoy the fantastic scenery in the Colca Canyon. After an overnight tour on Lake Titicaca, you will make it to the highlight and final destination of your Peru trip: the stunning city of Cusco and the old Inca citadel Machu Picchu.

Peru is an irresistible travel destination packed with adventure and culture.

Route

Lima - Paracas – Ica – Nazca – Arequipa – Colca – Puno – Cusco - Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Lima.

Transport

Long-distance busses

Short distance bustrips

National flights

Accommodations

Hostel or hotel in different options from budget standard tourist hotels to comfort and luxury.

A local guest family.


The Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

Welcome to the Peruvian capital Lima.

The former City of Kings maintains its colonial past and beauty. Today, Lima is one of the leading culinary destinations in the entire world. You will delight in unforgettable Peruvian meals that combine the unique flavours from various Peruvian regions and cultures.

Lima offers something for everyone. There are many museums with brilliant modern and ancient art, monasteries, mansions, archaeological sites, beaches, boardwalks, shopping opportunities, world-class restaurants, buzzing nightlife and adventure sports!
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Day 2: Lima

Visit the magnificent ceremonial and administrative center, "Huaca Pucllana", considered to have been a sacred village by the Incas. In Lima's historical centre, visit the Paseo de la República, the Plaza San Martín, the Plaza Mayor, the Government House, the Basílica, the House of the Archbishop, the Municipality and the oldest streets with colonial mansions and Moorish style balconies.

One of the highlights is the convent and the church of San Francisco, the largest colonial art complex in America. The residential neighbourhoods are also attractive, e.g. Barranco and Miraflores, where you can visit the modern commercial center Larcomar near the coastline and the beautiful green spaces along the boulevards.
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Day 3 - 4 - 5 : Paracas, Ica, Nazca

During the boat trip to the Ballestas Islands, you can see the Candelabro, the famous geoglyph of the beach and the collection of rocky islands, home to seals, Humboldt penguins and many different types of birds.

Ica and the nearby Huachachina oasis, not that far from Paracas, offer great sandboarding opportunities and a fun buggy tour.

A visit to the mysterious and enigmatic Nazca Lines is something extraordinary. The lines, some over 2,000 years old, have blown away historians for hundreds of years. Up till now, there is no uniform agreement as to how or why they were created. A Nazca Lines flight is an excellent experience for travellers who want to see the lines' history.
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Day 6: Arequipa

In the beautiful colonial city of Arequipa, don't miss out on the Plaza de Armas, the impressive church, the San Francisco square, the dome of La Compañía de Jesús, elegant colonial houses, and the unforgettable Santa Catalina Convent, characterized by its narrow streets and different styles that were famous in the 16th century.

Day 7 - 8: Colca Canyon

Travelling to the Colca Canyon, see the incredible landscapes, beautiful terraces, and volcanoes covered with snow, including the Misti Volcano of Arequipa at 5,825 meters above sea level. You will pass through the reserves where rare vicunas live (Peru's national animal - similar to the alpaca). The highest point of our trip will be at 4,910 meters in Patapampa. Most people overnight in the small village of Chivay.

If you wake up early the next day, you have the best chances of seeing condors at the Choquetico viewpoint. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Colca Canyon and hopefully see the impressive Andean condors rising above the void.

On the way back to Chivay, explore the Pre-Inca tombs hidden in the mountainside and visit the "Litomaquetas," the terraces' clock tower. Along the road, there are three unique traditional villages to take a close look at local handicrafts and customs
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Day 9 - 10: Puno & Lake Titicaca

We continue our Peru itinerary with a tour to Lake Titicaca. We visit to the famous floating Uros Islands and Taquile, one of the most beautiful islands in the region. The inhabitants of the island produce beautiful textiles such as hats, ponchos, and blouses. Spending the night on one of the islands with a local family is an unforgettable experience. Amantani is another beautiful island with lots of amazing views and incredible crafts.  read more

Day 11: Cusco

In Cusco, the capital of the old Inca empire, you don't want to miss the impressive Colonial Cathedral of Cusco in the Plaza de Armas and Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun, the main religious center of the Incas dedicated to the cult of the Sun God. According to the chroniclers, the walls of this temple were once completely covered with golden plates.

At only 8 km from Cusco, you will find beautiful Inca Ruins: Sacsayhuamán - famous for its enormous carved stones - Quenqo, Tambomachay and Puka Pukara.
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Day 12: Sacred Valley

A visit to the Sacred Valley includes places of interest such as Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo. In Pisac, you can visit the colourful traditional market or the Inca ruins. Ollantaytambo is a small town full of Inca architecture and an impressive fortress. Ollantaytambo has a small train station where you can hop on a train to Machu Picchu.  read more

Day 13: Machu Picchu

Today's the day for our breathtaking excursion to Machu Picchu, one of the most fabulous places in the world.

The train journey to Aguas Calientes itself is a spectacle. You will appreciate the changing landscape from green fields and eucalyptus forests to lush jungle.

An impressive mountain setting surrounds Machu Picchu. Enjoy your first views of the fantastic scenery and start exploring every corner of the lost Inca citadel.
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Day 14: Lima

The flight from Cusco to Lima takes approximately an hour and 15 minutes. This is where our Peru itinerary "Peru Classic in 14 days" ends.


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