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Peru Uncovered

Summary:

Experience the best of Peru on this adventure into the country’s ultimate hotspots. From ancient Inca culture & Amazon jungle to awesome locals, Peru has it all. See the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the cultural-hub of Cusco, the Colca Canyon & our ...

Duration
14 Days
Cities
10
Next Departure
28-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 3,420.00
USD 2,542.00
Price per day
USD 182.00
Tour Type
Tour Type

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Operator
Contiki
Tour
Peru Uncovered
Age Group
18 - 35 Years
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Summary

Experience the best of Peru on this adventure into the country’s ultimate hotspots. From ancient Inca culture & Amazon jungle to awesome locals, Peru has it all. See the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the cultural-hub of Cusco, the Colca Canyon & our highlight, Machu Picchu. When you're done, sit back & relive the memories over a perfect Pisco Sour. You can choose to either trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or take it easy & go by train.

Map: Peru Uncovered (Contiki)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Start Lima
Day 2
Lima To Arequipa
Day 3
Arequipa To Colca Canyon
Day 4
Colca Canyon To Puno
Day 5
Puno
Day 6
Puno To Cusco Via Raqchi
Day 7
Cusco
Day 8
Cusco To Sacred Valley
Day 9
Sacred Valley To Aguas Calientes Via Inca Trail
Day 10
Aguas Calientes To Cusco Via Machu Picchu
Day 11
Cusco
Day 12
Cusco To Jungle Lodge
Day 13
Jungle Lodge
Day 14
Puerto Maldonado To Lima

Travel Cities (10): Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Pisco, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Sacred Valley of the Incas

Highlights

Dining Summary

  • 6 Dinner (D)
  • 13 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Lunch (L)

FAQs

  • Lake Titicaca: We recommend you don't drink the tap water in Peru (even in hotels), because of the high mineral density. Don’t worry, though. We ain’t leaving you thirsty. Your Trip Manager will advise on where to fill your water bottle with safe drinking water.
  • Lake Titicaca: We’ll be visiting parts of Peru that have an altitude of above 2800 metres or 9200 feet. So it’s common for some travellers to experience altitude sickness - which usually results in shortness of breath, nausea and lightheadedness. While it may not be severe in most cases, it’s always best to be prepared. That’s why we recommend that you carry your own medication and read a trusted health advisory for tips on how to combat altitude sickness.
  • Lake Titicaca: You’ll experience different kinds of weather throughout your trip. But mainly, remember to bring layers, comfortable shoes, and a good (and snuggly) jacket. A good bug-spray will come handy during the jungle portion of your trip. And of course, don’t forget to use sun protection, and drink plenty of water during the trip.
  • Lake Titicaca: The local currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/). ATMs are the easiest and most efficient way to get some cash - which you will need, since credit cards aren’t generally accepted. Your Trip Manager will recommend how much money to withdraw at each destination.
  • Lake Titicaca: If you’ve selected to do the Inca trail one-day hike, you’ll be walking 13 km or 8 miles on foot for about 6-7 hours. This is a moderate hike with the highest elevation being 2,720m / 8,924 ft - so there’s no need to do any prior training as long as you’re relatively fit and active.There’s no road access during the hike, so you’ll have to complete the trek in its entirety once you start. Not sure what to bring? Check out your guest document for all the info.

Included Experience

  • Lima: Get to know this magnificent clifftop city. It’s steeped in history and pretty architecture. But we’re all about the epic food.
  • Lima: Sit tight as you swoop into Peru’s second biggest city. The views of volcanic peaks are rivalled only by the incredible food.
  • Arequipa: Get to know the ‘white city’ better. Explore the highlights like Plaza de Armas and take some pics of the incredible backdrop of volcanoes.
  • Colca Canyon: It’s a real ‘pinch yourself’ moment as you ramble around the Andean plateaus, discovering lakes, meadows, llamas and flamingos as you go.
  • Colca Canyon: See these iconic volcanos IRL. Pics or it didn’t happen!
  • Colca Canyon: Brave the lookout point at 3287m. Take in the unrivalled views and spot some Andean Condor birds.
  • Colca Canyon: Experience life in this traditional Peruvian village in the Colca Canyon. It’s an epic 3277m above sea level!
  • Puno: If you’ve secretly always wanted to hop on one of these, here’s your chance.
  • Puno: Jump on a boat to hop around the reed islands in the world’s highest navigable lake (3657m). And stop off to meet the locals.
  • Puno: A humbling opportunity to get to know the local people on these reed islands in Lake Titicaca.
  • Puno: Immerse yourself in culture by getting to know the locals.
  • Puno: Stop off at two traditional Peruvian towns. Step up your cultural knowledge at Pukara’s museum. Then take in the scenic views of Sicuani.
  • See the sights and learn the backstory of why the Incas built this temple for the deity Wiracocha.
  • Unleash your spiritual side, as you explore the ancient Inca ruins known as Raqchi.
  • Cusco: Graze on cancha or cacao nibs as you browse the local wares and see historical sights.
  • Cusco: Your chance to pick up some mementos at San Pedro Markets and then see Cusco Cathedral, San Blas and Coricancha.
  • Sacred Valley: See this former heartland of the Incan Empire and hike around the Pisac ruins.
  • Sacred Valley: The sleepy town will give you a taste of local life in the Sacred Valley. Don’t forget to pick up some mementos at the market.
  • Cusco: AKA ‘corn beer’. This ceremonial bevvy was the drink of choice for Incan nobility.
  • Inca Trail: Embark on the journey of a lifetime. Together we'll spend over 3 hours taking in the enchanting sites of this bucket list trek.
  • Machu Picchu: It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Time to explore the Incan citadel with your new Contiki fam. #travelgoals
  • Lima: Cameras ready. It’s not every day you get a bird’s eye view of the Amazon rainforest
  • Puerto Maldonado:
  • Puerto Maldonado:
  • Puerto Maldonado: Ride on a canoe over the serene waters of the Sandoval Lake, surrounded by lush greenery. Who knows? You might spot giant river otters sticking their head out to give you a show.
  • Puerto Maldonado: Get set to land in the gastro capital of Latin America. Where ‘olde worlde’ meets modern-day life, in this sundrenched, clifftop city.

Make Travel Matter®

  • Sacred Valley: Learn about the vibrant Andean art of weaving & goldsmithing in Pisac Qolque. Every penny you spend here helps them preserve their time-worn cultural identities & form of self-expression.

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