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Peru in Two Weeks: A Luxury Tour

PRIVATE TOUR - 14 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $12288+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Feasting on exquisite seafood at a typical cevicheria in Miraflores in Lima, overlooking the ocean.
  • Immersing yourself in the splendor of Lake Titicaca with all-inclusive activities at Titilaka Lodge.
  • Tucking into a delicious brunch the Belmond Hiram Bingham, a luxury train whisking you off to mighty Machu Picchu.
  • Strolling through laidback and traditional Andean villages such as Yanque.
  • Dining in style on a pier off the shoreline at La Rosa Nautica.
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Tour Overview

Your luxury trips starts at the Lima, the world class foodie destination. Feast on exquisite seafood at a classic cevicheria in Miraflores as you overlook the ocean. Lima has historical riches as well as a vibrant modern art scene.  You may choose to stay at the classic Miraflores Park Hotel in Lima or the luxury new Hotel B boutique hotel.

Your introduction to the Andes will be a night in Arequipa, the white city.  Then you will be transported acros the altiplano to a different reality, the Colca Canyon, where Andean Condors can be seen in their natural habitats.  Visit authentic little villages, horseback rise the lovely trails, feed a baby lamb, and watch for Condors.  Stay at the luxurious Las Casitas del Colca in Colca Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world.  In 2017, there will be a new luxury overnight train connecting the Colca Canyon with Lake Titicaca.

Next we will go to the lovely Cusco, where we will wander the cobble stone streets in search of the perfect Pisco Sour. We meander past Inca Walls, Spanish Architecture, and local markets and stroll through laidback and traditional Andeaad villages. Go to the outer lying ruins, and continue until the evening for a sundowner. At night, pamper yourself at the Palacio Nazarenas, the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco, or one of the lovely smaller boutique hotels.  The next morning, enjoy a delicious brunch on board the Belmond Hiram Bingham, a luxury train that will whisk you through the scenic countryside to Machu Picchu.  We will overnight here to have plenty of time to enjoy this magnificent place.  If your up for some hiking, we will arrange special hiking permits of the sites nearby.

Traveling to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Inca civilization, you will soak in the splendor of the high altitude lake and enjoy all-inclusive activities at Titilaka Lodge including kayaking or paddle boarding. The highest navigable lake in the world, this is the place where time seems to stand still, a place where the locals live the same way they have for hundreds of years.  Dine in style on a pier off the shoreline at La Rosa Nautica.

Peruvian authorities have placed restrictions on the visitation of Machu Picchu, the lost Incan ruins. Currently, no more than 2,500 people daily will be allowed to visit the ruins. These new restrictions are great for the preservation of the ruins.  We recommend booking with plenty of notice.  Ask us about the other special access we can get permits for you to enjoy.

Inclusions
Prices include one-way airfare from Lima to Arequipa; one-way airfare from Arequipa to Cusco; one-way airfare from Cusco to Lima; Hiram Bingham Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu, deluxe hotel accommodation including buffet breakfast, all transfers in a private car and English-speaking guide between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, private guided tours by English-speaking guides, including all entrance fees and meals where specified as well as gratuities and taxes.

Note:
*Availability at the Orient Express hotels is very limited. We recommend booking with plenty of advance notice. If we are not able to book some of the hotels, we will request the Libertador Hotel in Cusco, the Pueblo Hotel in Machu Picchu or the JW Marriott in Lima, and will put you on the waiting list at the Orient Express with a chance of confirmation 30 days prior to arrival. If the Orient Express does not confirm, there will be a price adjustment.

*The deluxe service Hiram Bingham train features an observation wagon with a bar and two dining cars. In addition, this train includes a gourmet brunch on board, exclusive bus return to Machu Picchu, entrance to Machu Picchu as well as a guided tour. Afternoon tea in the Sanctuary Lodge, pre-dinner cocktails and a 4-course, a la carte dinner is also included. Does not operate on Sundays.

*From Cusco as part of our program, you may either fly from Cusco or take the fabulous Andean Explorer train on day 11 of the trip. An extra night in Lake Titicaca will be needed if choosing train option. Train departs from Cusco at 8:00 am and arrives in Puno at 6:00pm.

*Andean Explorer train from Cusco to Puno or Puno to Cusco (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday only). A fantastic train ride that takes a gentle climb to higher and cooler altitudes. The first half of the journey is dominated by the magnificent Andean Mountains which tower over the deep valleys of the meandering Huatanay River. It then reaches the gentler, rolling Andean Plains, where vicuña and alpaca can be seen. The glass-walled observation car provides the perfect opportunity to view the beautiful scenery. The journey is broken by a scenic stop at La Raya, which is also the highest point on the route. A three-course lunch included. Restaurant and bar service is available at an additional cost. Train leaves Cusco at 8 a.m. and arrives at Puno at 6:00 p.m.

*At Casitas de Colca you will stay 2 nights in a completely private Casita del Colca which includes buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch, a la carte dinner, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages excluding premium alcoholic brands and special wines, full mini-bar, as well as a choice of la carte activities such as Peruvian Paso horse riding, hiking tours, painting lessons, fly fishing lessons, cooking lessons and pisco sour lessons.

*In Lake Titicaca you will stay 2 nights at the new, luxurious Titilaka Hotel in a dawn suite, as well as all meals and your own personal choice of excursions. (all suites overlook the lake and are furnished with one king or two double beds, lake-view spa bathrooms and have individually controlled heated floors); concierge and trip planner services; choice of excursions in and around Lake Titicaca with bilingual (Spanish and English) guide; breakfast, lunch and dinner; and wireless Internet access.

Titilaka Quarter Day Excursions:
Rowing Around the Reeds
Take a paddle boat tour through the totora reeds on the lake near the hotel. The totora reeds are aquatic plants used by the locals for different purposes ranging from construction to food. Just like land, the reed areas are divided among the villagers, who every so often harvest them for various uses. The reeds also provide a special ecosystem for birds such as wrens, grebes, moorhens and egrets.
Difficulty Level: I Duration: Quarter day Frequency: Daily
Schedule: Morning and Afternoon
Attractions: Birds, Boat and Photos
Transport: Provided
Recommended for children

Inkanatavi
Your excursion starts with a ride by car towards the south of the Titilaka refuge, then a light ascent on foot to a rocky mountain to reach the remains of an Inca Trail, where some polished stone seats were finely carved in large rocks and you can enjoy the panoramic view of the vast lake. After the descent, visit the local community for a brief rest and view their colorful textiles.
Difficulty Level: II
Duration: Quarter day
Frequency: Daily
Schedule: Morning and Afternoon
Attractions: Local Community and Archaeological Site
Transport: Provided
Recommended for children

Socca Beach
Walk towards the east of the Titilaka refuge, through a peninsula to visit the rustic town community of Socca. Continue the tour through the wide sandy shores of the Lake Titicaca, between wetlands and farms where you can appreciate the agricultural practices of the locals, know the customs with an opportunity to relax see the unique sceneries around the highest navigable lake of the world.
Difficulty Level: I
Duration: Quarter day
Frequency: Daily
Schedule: Morning and Afternoon
Attractions: Photos, Birds and Astronomy
Transport: Provided
Recommended for children

Bird Watching
Lake Titicaca is part of the RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands, a conservation and protection of the Wetlands and its wild life, where you can see more than 60 species, including waterfowl and shore birds and some others that are found inland. Depending on the season, you can see migratory birds such as flamingos, shorebirds, aquatic birds, among others, and resident birds like a variety of ducks, herons and grebes. Significantly, from the Titilaka Hotel one can see the Titicaca grebes (Rollandia microptera), endemic birds to the Titicaca Basin (Peru and Bolivia) in its natural habitat, which is in danger of extinction according to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). The Bird Watching route shall be determined according to the season and location by monitoring the places frequented by these birds.
Difficulty Level: II
Duration: Quarter day
Frequency: Daily
Schedule: Morning and Afternoon
Attractions: Photos and Birds
Transport: Provided

Half Day Excursions; Uros
Enjoy a guided visit to Uros floating isles on Lake Titicaca, located on the National Reserve of Titicaca on the Bay of Puno. Made from reeds called totora these Islands are home of the Uros community which pre-dates the Incan civilization. They call themselves kot-suña or people of the lake who claim to have "black blood", are consequently immune to the cold and consider themselves the owners of the lake and its waters. They continue living on the islands by fishing, weaving and now, tourism.
Difficulty Level: I
Duration: Half day
Frequency: Daily
Schedule: Afternoon
Attractions: Photos, Boat, Local Community and Birds
Transport: Provided
Recommended for children

Titilaka Arch
Take a familiarization walk around the Titilaka Lodge. In this excursion, see the community lifestyle adjacent to the hotel, observing residents in their daily tasks. Then ascend towards a stone arch, which is at the top of a hill from where you can see the landscape and magnificent view of the lake, the communities within and the idyllic environment.
Difficulty Level: II
Duration: Half day
Frequency: Daily
Schedule: Morning and Afternoon
Attractions: Photos and Local Community
Transport: Provided

Taquile
Take a boat ride to the island of Taquile, where you can see the beautiful mountain ranges of Cordillera Real of Bolivia and its snow peaks. This traditional island is inhabited by islanders of Quechua origin, as opposed to the majority of population of Puno who are of Aymara origin. Taquile lives in its own world, completely detached from the rest of the world, maintaining their ancient Quechua traditions. Its scenery is stunning, red soil in contrast with the intense blue of the lake, the sky and a striking background of snowcapped mountains of the Cordillera Real. On the higher part of the island are remains of ancient stone buildings, somewhat like quarters and roads. One can also view stone tombs. Enjoy lunch prepared by the Taquile locals. NOTE: Private guide in a shared boat.
Difficulty Level: II
Duration: Half day
Frequency: Every other day
Schedule: Morning
Attractions: Photos, Boat, Local Community, Birds and Archaeological Site
Transport: Provided
Recommended for children

Amantani
A few kilometers north of Taquile is the beautiful island of Amantani located in front of the peninsula Capachica. It is almost circular in shape and is the largest island in the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. The transfer from Titilaka takes about one hour in a motor boat and as you approach the island, you can see its large mountains with its highest point, the Llacastiti peak. Situated 320 meters above the lake, it has interesting ancient stone structures used during the celebration of their festivals and rituals to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) honored every year as the source of their sustenance and agricultural livelihood. During the tour of the island get to know the locals of about 800 families, their prime source of living which is farming, producing potatoes, tubers, barley and beans. Due to the existence of granite in Llacastiti, they have developed it as a handicraft.
Difficulty Level: II
Duration: Half day
Frequency: Every other day
Schedule: Morning
Attractions: Photos, Boat, Local Community, Archaeological Site and Birds
Transport: Provided
Recommended for children

Sillustani
Enjoy a guided tour in Sillustani, a peninsula facing the Umayo lagoon, a short distance from Puno. It was a burial ground of the Colla tribe that lived in the region long before the Inca expansion. The phallic structures known as Chullpas, which symbolized life and birth, are ancient and impressive tombs from the pre-Inca period, served as burial places for chiefs and important people. Later the site was inhabited by the Incas, who made their own version of these towers. That is why there are two types - the rough, smaller towers, and the smooth, larger ones made by the Incas. The biggest tower took about 50 years to make and consists of rocks weighing anywhere from 2 to 6 tons; an interesting site to visit, with a combination of archaeology, history and rustic landscapes.
Difficulty Level: I
Duration: Half day
Frequency: Daily
Schedule: Morning and Afternoon
Attractions: Photos and Archaeological Site
Transport: Provided
Recommended for children

Mountain Biking to Inkanatavi
An excursion with a demanding level where you take an approximately two hours ride in mountain bike through the communities around this area of Lake Titicaca, to Inkanatavi, chosen name for the remains of an Inca Trail built on the edge of a rocky mountain. The ascent up the Inca Trail is moderate and may have some difficulty after riding the bike; the view from the top is privileged and near the Inca Trail some seats were finely carved into a rock. After the descent you may take some refreshing snacks to recharge the energies spent and return by private car to the hotel.
Difficulty Level: III
Duration: Half day
Frequency: Daily
Schedule: Morning and Afternoon
Attractions: Bicycle and Local Community
Transport: Provided

Local Festival
Puno is the folkloric capital of Peru, a fusion of Catholic and Andean beliefs which have created an intense tradition of festival celebration as part of its culture and customs. Each feast involves an infinite number of dances and typical cuisine. Guests may visit neighboring local communities during its festival season according to the calendar of fiestas which we can provide upon request.
Difficulty Level: II
Duration: Half day
Frequency: According to festivals’ calendar
Schedule: Flexible
Attractions: Local Community and Photos
Transport: Provided

Perka
Start the excursion heading towards the totora reeds near Titilaka refuge sailing towards the west, observing these aquatic plants that are still utilized by the locals in their daily tasks. Continue to the shores of the peninsula of Chucuito, with an opportunity to see shore birds such as ducks, the Andean seagulls, flamingos and grebes and then visit homes of the locals and their nearby farmlands. Perka is a quiet community that practically does not have any connection with tourism but it is possible to enjoy its beaches and to enjoy some aperitifs on the shores of the lake in a relaxing peaceful ambience.
Difficulty Level: I
Duration: Half day
Frequency: Daily
Schedule: Morning and Afternoon
Attractions: Photos, Boat, Local Community and Birds
Transport: Provided

Full Day Excursions
Inkanatavi, Juli and Pomata
The excursion begins with Inkanatavi taking a van heading towards the south of the Titilaka refuge and then climb on foot to the rocky mountain, to reach an interesting Inca Trail ruins, where has polished seats carved in large rocks, and you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Lake Titicaca. After the descent, visit the local community for a break and appreciate its colorful textiles. Continue the journey south to visit the beautiful colonial churches of Juli and Pomata, which were the center of evangelization of the highland plateaus. The churches have striking architecture, gold-leafed altars, still maintain remarkable paintings from the viceroyalty era and massive bells that still toll up to today.
Difficulty Level: II
Duration: Full day
Frequency: Daily
Schedule: Morning
Meals: Picnic
Attractions: Photos, Architecture, Local Community and Archaeological Site
Transport: Provided
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Pricing Details
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Double N/A N/A N/A £$12696
Single N/A N/A N/A £$19856

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Lima

Flight to Lima. Upon arrival at the airport, be picked up in a private car by an English-speaking guide and transferred to the hotel.

Flight to Lima. Upon arrival at the airport, be picked up in a private car by an English-speaking guide and transferred to the hotel.

Day
2

Tour of Lima

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Morning, private tour of Lima, one of the most important cities in South America since its founding in 1535. Journey through the historic center of the city. Admire the beauty of San Martín and Major squares, the Cathedral, the Government Palace and visit San Francisco Convent, a religious building from the end of the 16th century, and its catacombs. Also drive through the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. After the tour, have lunch at a typical cevicheria in Miraflores facing the Pacific Ocean.
Afternoon visit to Larco Herrera Museum, Archeological Museum or Gold Museum (see details below). Evening, transfer and dinner at one of the best restaurants of typical Peruvian cuisine: Las Brujas de Cachiche.
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Day
3

Flight to Arequipa

Morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Arequipa. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. City tour including the Catalina Convent, the Plaza de Armas or Main Square, the Cathedral, the Church of La Compania and the colonial district of Yanahuara.

Morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Arequipa. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. City tour including the Catalina Convent, the Plaza de Armas or Main Square, the Cathedral, the Church of La Compania and the colonial district of Yanahuara.

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Day
4

Arequipa – Chivay

This morning, be picked up from the hotel by private car to begin the journey of approximately 3 hours from Arequipa to Chivay, in the Colca Canyon. Cross the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, passing by Pampa Canahuas before making a stop at Patapampa. Patapampa, the highest point of the trip to Chivay, offering a special viewpoint of the Andes situated at 4,800 meters (16,109 feet) above sea level. Exiting the vehicle, one may find themselves a bit short of breath, not only from the altitude, but from the beauty of the unusual landscape. For years and years, travelers have been placing “apachetas”, or small stone towers (commonly called rock cairns in English), showing the way along the highest part of the route and as homage to the Apus or Andean mountains. After taking in the majestic views of the cordillera and the mountains, return to the vehicle and continue on to the town of Chivay. After lunch, transfer to the hotel for the rest of the day free to relax and explore.
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Day
5

Chivay

Enjoy a choice of a la carte activities such as Peruvian Paso horse riding, hiking tours, painting lessons, fly fishing lessons, cooking lessons and pisco sour lessons.

Enjoy a choice of a la carte activities such as Peruvian Paso horse riding, hiking tours, painting lessons, fly fishing lessons, cooking lessons and pisco sour lessons.

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Day
6

Chivay - Cruz del Condor – Arequipa

This morning the private guide will pick up at the hotel to begin exploring the towns and sites along the Canyon rim. Begin the day with a visit famous Cruz del Condor viewpoint to see the majestic flight of the Andean condors.
After taking in the beautiful sight of these enormous birds riding on the winds from the canyon, return towards Arequipa, making stops along the way. Visit the quaint town of Yanque and visit its church before visiting the other Andean villages of Achoma, Maca (visiting its church) and Pinchollo. Stop at the Antahuilque viewpoint, known for its mysterious lagoons to observe the andenes or cultivation terraces for which the canyon is famous. Enjoy lunch on the way to Arequipa, ending at the hotel.
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7

Flight to Cusco

Breakfast. Morning, transfer to the airport for flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to acclimatize. Dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast. Morning, transfer to the airport for flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to acclimatize. Dinner at the hotel.

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Day
8

Walking Tour of Cusco

This morning, enjoy a private walking tour of Cusco and visit the Korikancha Temple, or Temple of the Sun, and the Cathedral and its Art Museum. During this private tour today there is the option to visit the Casa Concha museum or the San Pedro Market.
The Casa Concha museum was recently renovated and houses over 360 archaeological pieces from Machu Picchu, recently returned by Yale University.
San Pedro Market is a lively, local market where one will receive a briefing about the local Andean ingredients and have an opportunity to purchase them. This market visit is a great opportunity to interact with the locals either selling or purchasing items from the market.
This afternoon there will be time for lunch before continuing to the nearby water shrine of Tambomachay (the Inca Fountains), Puca Pucara (the Red Fortress), the amphitheater of Kenko and finally the Sacsahuaman Fortress. This afternoon, return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Note: For more adventurous travelers, Yampu suggests an optional sunset horseback riding tour through the Sacsahuaman Ruins. Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant for more information
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Day
9

Cusco- Machu Picchu

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Morning transfer from your Cusco hotel to the Poroy train station to board the Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu. The train leaves in the morning taking a spectacular journey through a changing landscape with a gourmet breakfast. Pass through the Sacred Valley and its lush fields and colorful villages in the foothills of the Andes. From there, the journey is highlighted by wonderful vistas of the mountains and the beautiful Urubamba River which runs through the Sacred Valley. On arrival in the town of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu, be taken by bus to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge for lunch, overlooking the ancient citadel. After lunch, have a guided tour of the ruins. Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, was a flourishing ceremonial and agricultural site, probably the gateway to the jungle marches of the Inca Empire. The central buildings were erected with the polished stone works of the Cusco Imperial style, though the site was probably occupied well before the Incas started their expansion. It was associated with the earth cult revolving around the Coca leaf, which was a privilege of the Inca Royal family and priests. Typical English afternoon tea will be served at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. Dinner at the Sanctuary Lodge.

Note: Government regulations limit the number of visitors to Machu Picchu daily. Entrance is subject to availability. Please book with plenty of notice so we may confirm your entrance to the ruins for today and tomorrow.
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Day
10

Machu Picchu

This morning our resident guide will pick up at the hotel in the morning for a second visit to the Machu Picchu ruins. Optional hike of the Huayna Picchu, please contact a Yampu travel consultant. Early in the evening return to Cusco by Hiram Bingham Train. Cocktails and dinner will be served on board. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to the hotel.

This morning our resident guide will pick up at the hotel in the morning for a second visit to the Machu Picchu ruins. Optional hike of the Huayna Picchu, please contact a Yampu travel consultant. Early in the evening return to Cusco by Hiram Bingham Train. Cocktails and dinner will be served on board. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to the hotel.

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Day
11

Flight to Titicaca

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Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lake Titicaca. En route to the hotel, visit the necropolis of Sillustani (12,000 feet above sea level), the lagoon of Umayo and the fabulous “chullpas,” cylinder-shaped tombs. Transfer to the hotel.
Note: One may also take the Andean Explorer train from Cusco to Puno (10 hour scenic ride), which operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Fridays also from April to December; surcharge applies, please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant. Note that if one takes the train they will not be able to visit the Sillustani Ruins.
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12

Titicaca

Activities at Titicaca. All meals and activities included (see activities below).

Activities at Titicaca. All meals and activities included (see activities below).

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Day
13

Flight to Lima

Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Evening farewell dinner at La Rosa Nautica. This restaurant is located on a pier on the shores of the Pacific Ocean with amazing views.

Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Evening farewell dinner at La Rosa Nautica. This restaurant is located on a pier on the shores of the Pacific Ocean with amazing views.

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Day
14

Flight Home

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home, or choose from optional tours in Peru or other South American countries (check-out of the hotel at 12 pm. Late check-out available at an additional cost). If the flight departs in the evening, there will be time for a shopping tour of Lima, visiting the famous handicraft markets accompanied by guides. One may also visit some of the fascinating art galleries in Barranco or Miraflores.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home, or choose from optional tours in Peru or other South American countries (check-out of the hotel at 12 pm. Late check-out available at an additional cost). If the flight departs in the evening, there will be time for a shopping tour of Lima, visiting the famous handicraft markets accompanied by guides. One may also visit some of the fascinating art galleries in Barranco or Miraflores.

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Cusco, Peru

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Arequipa, Peru

Colca Canyon, Chivay, Arequipa, Peru

Lake Titicaca

Places You'll See

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    Lima

    Bursting with architectural history and culture, Lima has an eclectic array of attractions. Visit the Santo Domingo Convent, a religious and artistic staple of the city’s historic center. Take a walk along the cliffs of the Miraflores district, showcasing the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, and after, enjoy some shopping at the Larcomar Mall.

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    Arequipa

    With a blend of European and native characteristics, and historical heritage, Arequipa has earned the title of an UNESCO World Heritage Site. With many of its buildings being built out of sillar, a white stone, it was given the nickname the “White City.” Learn about the history and culture by visiting any of the numerous museums and monuments.

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    Colca Canyon

    More than twice as deep as America’s Grand Canyon, Colca Canyon is one of the deepest in the world. It is home to the Andean Condor, a near threatened species of bird. Get a glimpse of many other species of creatures as you enjoy the La Calera natural hot springs. Visit some of the many archeological sites such as the caves of Mollepunko, or attend the Wititi festival.

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    Cusco

    Once a powerful Incan city, Cusco is filled to the brim with relics of its grand history. Visit the ruins of the ancient Incan Koricancha Temple, where the Church of Santo Domingo now stands atop. Behold the many beautiful, colonial buildings in the Main Square, including the Cathedral and Church of La Compania de Jesus (Society of Christ).

  • Machu Picchu

    Recently, following UNESCO recommendations, Peruvian authorities have placed restrictions on the visitation of Machu Picchu, the lost Incan ruins. Currently, no more than 2,500 people daily will be allowed to visit the ruins. While these new restrictions are great for the preservation of the ruins, they may cause some difficulties in your ability to visit them, so we recommend booking with plenty of notice.

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    Puno (Lake Titicaca)

    Situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca, is the picturesque city of Puno. Visit the llama farm where the locals get the fleece to make their signature textiles. Climb to the top of the hillside city for beautiful views of the lake, or head out on the water for a boat ride to see the famous floating islands.

Hotel Options

5 Star Properties

Cusco : Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Lima : Miraflores Park Plaza

Luxury Properties

Machu Picchu : Sanctuary Lodge (standard Room)

Lima : Miraflores Park Plaza (Ocean View)

Colca Canyon : Las Casitas del Colca

Puno : Titilaka (All Inclusive)

Testimonials

Linda

Traveled May, 2014

Yampu Tours planned an amazing trip for our inaugural South America experience

Yampu Tours planned an amazing trip for our inaugural south-america experience. We wanted to cover 6 countries in one month so it would have been a nightmare if we had to plan it ourselves from Asia. Karolina from Yampu put together a great itinerary and gave great advice. She was also extremely patient when we wanted to change things around. All the planning happened over email super efficient. We were very pleased with the accommodation choices, activities planned and the quality of the local tour guides. Thanks again!

Noel M.

Traveled August, 2012

Your professionalism, support, and understanding regarding my personal concerns is greatly appreciated

Ruby, how do I begin to thank you for the amazing trip you arranged for my wife and I to Peru and Bolivia this summer. Your professionalism, support, and understanding regarding my personal concerns is greatly appreciated. You and your staff went above and beyond to help me with my needs that made our trip truly an amazing one. I only have great things to say to my friends and family about all that you did for us. My wife loved Machu Picchu and it was great staying at the luxurious Inkaterra in Aguas Caliente. Ruby, thank you for everything. You know that I will highly recommend you to any of our friends that are considering a trip to south-america. Also, thank Jeff and Stephanie for all their help as well. Speak to you soon.

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Stephen

Traveled June, 2012

Your local connections were very supportive

Even though the loss of the permanent resident card and the loops we had to jump through did stain the trip some, it was nothing against the enormous satisfaction with the whole trip. We were very impressed with entire arrangement. The guides were always on time and all of them were extremely helpful and knowledgeable in their field. The timing of each segment of the tour was excellent and we really felt a great combination of valuable tour segments and adequate time to explore on our own and still get time for a little relaxing. The Amazon was great and the Inkaterra Reservation was first class. The tours there were great. The only disappointment was the lack of animal life outside of the compound. Of course the Machu Picchu was beyond belief and we really enjoyed the climbing of the Huayna Picchu. We topped the day with trekking to the Sun Gate. Cusco was a great experience and it was a real eye opener to travel and visit the backcountry of Peru and see how people live there. It is like going back several hundred years but more importantly it looked like people enjoyed their life.We had not set our hopes for bolivia very high but it was a real surprise. We enjoyed the islands and got a chance to visit one of the floating islands. The trip was very improved by our excellent guide Icla. She was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. La Paz is a very interesting city and with the unexpected extra days there we got to know the city even better.Your local connections were very supportive while we dealt with our paperwork issue and even arranged for a guide and bus to take us to the airport when we finally headed home. Back home we are so much aware of the culture and people of part of south-america and will most likely try other destinations in that part of the world in the future. Again, thank you to you and Yampu Tours for a great trip!

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