Adventure Peru

Biking through Incan salt flats, hiking ancient pathways, stand-up paddling through tranquil lakes — this itinerary takes you through some of the most incredible adventures Peru has to offer.

This inspiration is meant to get you dreaming about your next trip. Your journey will be customized based on your travel time, interests and budget.

Starting from $4,210 per person based on four people

Overview

  • Explore colonial Lima.
  • Discover ancient civilizations as you wander through Incan temples and ruins.
  • Bike through Incan salt flats and amphitheater-like terraces.
  • Stand up paddle on a tranquil lake.
  • Trek the last part of the Inca trail.
  • Hike the exhilarating Huayna Picchu mountain.
  • Wander through Cusco's cobblestone streets.
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Country information

Peru

  • Best time to travel

    Andes: May- early December (driest months) Amazon: Consistent rain throughout the year Coast: December – February

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Lima and exploring the colonial area

    After your arrival, we’ll take you to explore Lima’s historic downtown, main plaza, cathedral, and other highlights of this beautiful capital city.

    Selected hotels

    • Hotel B

      Hotel B is a 1920s restored mansion that once served as the vacation home for Peru’s then-President, Augusto Leguia. With only 17 beautifully decorated rooms, this is an elegant hotel in the bohemian and artsy neighborhood of Barranco.

  • Day 2

    On to the sacred valley of the Incas

    Discover ancient civilizations as you explore Cusco, the capital of the Incan Empire. You’ll visit San Blas market, the impressive Koricancha Temple, and finally, Saccsayhuaman Ruins before you embark on your journey to the sacred valley.

    Selected hotels

    • Sol y Luna Hotel

      This little oasis amongst the Sacred Valley is not just a hotel, but an educational project that has been educating the local children in Sacred Valley through their own school “Sol y Luna Intercultural School”. Staying here means you’ll be pampered by this Relais & Chateaux property while supporting the local school.

  • Day 3

    Bike through Incan salt flats

    On day 3 you’ll take a mountain bike ride to the town of Maras & Moray, where you’ll see impressive Incan salt flats that are still in use to this date.  Bike through Maras town and into Moray — the impressively deep amphitheater-like terracing is a fascinating spectacle. Some speculate that the Incas used the terraces as a kind of laboratory to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops of each species.

  • Day 4

    Stand-up paddling in Lake Huaypo

    Just a stone’s throw from your hotel in Sacred Valley, is the tranquil and beautiful lake Huaypo. Spot rare birds in the reeds around the lake and relax while you enjoy the stunning Andean scenery.

  • Day 5

    Hike Incan pathways

    Hike the last part of the Inca trail as you visit archaeological sites, eventually reaching the Wiñawayna Peak at 2,700m (8,900 ft). Slowly descend towards mystical Machu Picchu at dusk, enjoying the magical views at the best time of day.

    Selected hotels

    • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

      This hotel is an oasis in the town of Aguas Calientes — you’ll feel like you’re in a forest of clouds. Cozy, comfortable, and beautiful, this hotel sports fantastic thermal hot springs. Nature and wildlife abound near the hotel — they even have an Andean bear rescue center!

  • Day 6

    Explore Machu Picchu and hike Huayna Picchu

    Set out at sunrise to hike one of the most impressive peaks, Huayna Picchu, and be rewarded by the magnificent views from above.  You’ll then explore the enormous citadel of Machu Picchu for the rest of the day.

  • Day 7

    Machu Picchu — Cusco

    Take one last glimpse at Machu Picchu before you’re whisked off to visit a family-run hacienda with an impressive private museum containing an eclectic collection of Peruvian pottery dating back to pre-Columbian times. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch before heading back to Cusco.

    Selected hotels

    • Palacio del Inca Luxury Collection Hotel

      Across from the Koricancha, or Temple of the Sun, and just blocks from the main plaza, this classic hotel was built atop an Incan palace. The ancient walls are still part of the structure, while the interior design, paintings, and furnishings evoke Peru's colonial past. The food and the service are simply excellent.

  • Day 8

    Cusco

    Enjoy the day exploring Cusco, its streets,people, amazing food, and crafts markets.

  • Day 9

    ¡Adiós, Perú!

    Today you will fly back home.

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    *Your journey will be customized based on your travel time, interests and budget.

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