Highlights of Peru

This two-week tailor-made itinerary provides a superb introduction to Peru and is ideal for the first-time traveller to Latin America.

Highlights: Lima – Amazon Rainforest – Cuzco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Lake Titicaca

We can adapt it to include the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or to travel from Lake Titicaca into Bolivia to fly home from La Paz. Other visitors may want to include Arequipa and the Colca Canyon. If you have more time, why not extend it with a week in the Galapagos Islands?

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DAY 1:

Fly to Lima. On arrival you will be met and driven to your hotel. Lima is our gateway to the marvels of Peru so you won’t have much time to explore the city.

DAY 2:

Fly from Lima to across to Puerto Maldonado. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your jungle lodge, your base from which to explore the fascinating surrounding rainforest.

DAYS 3 & 4:

Days to enjoy the excursions and activities on offer in the jungle, such as alligator spotting by flashlight, walking tours through primary and secondary rainforest, birdwatching.

DAY 5:

Fly to Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire. On arrival at Cuzco airport you will be met and driven to your hotel. Situated at 3310m high, you may need a free afternoon to acclimatise to altitude.

DAY 6:

Half-day tour of Cuzco, taking in some of the key sites. These include the cathedral, the Plaza de Armas and Sacsayhuaman and the impressive Inca fortress overlooking the city.

DAY 7:

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The trip includes excursions to villages and local markets, and sites of particular interest such as Ollantaytambo.

DAY 8:

Day at leisure in the Sacred Valley to further explore or take up an additional excursion such as mountain biking, trekking or even white-water rafting.

DAY 9:

Travel to the iconic Machu Picchu – Latin America’s foremost site and a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site. Stay in a hotel next to the site.

DAY 10:

Free morning to return to Machu Picchu if you wish or to explore the markets of the local village, Aguas Calientes. Afternoon train back to the Sacred Valley and transfer to your hotel in Cuzco.

DAY 11:

Take the journey from Cuzco to Puno either by road or by train. The journey offers great chances to see llamas and alpacas against a backdrop of fantastic Andean scenery.

DAY 12:

Full day excursion on Lake Titicaca to the floating Uros Islands and to either Taquile or Amantani island.

DAYS 13 & 14:

Transfer to Juliaca airport for your flight to Lima, where you will be driven to your hotel in Lima for your last night before you fly home the next day.

The above sample Peru holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.


Peru has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Peru holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Peru Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Peru holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made holiday to Peru.

Duration of your Peru Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample Peru itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your Peru holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from this tailor-made holiday in Peru.