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Discover Peru Tour

Discover Peru

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5 Locations (Lima, Iquitos, Amazon Rainforest, Cusco, Aguas Calientes)
14 days
The tour will start on Friday
The tour will end on Thursday
Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)
Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)
Community Development
Maximum 16 persons
Average age range : 30 - 75
Going Solo? : Over 70% of those on our tours start off as solo travellers
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Itinerary

DAY 1 (FRI): Arrival - Lima

On arrival into Lima, one of the team will be there at the airport to meet you when you land and take you back to our hotel to get settled in and meet the rest of your group as everyone arrives.

There'll be a welcome meal tonight for us all to get to know each other before the real adventure begins tomorrow!

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DAY 1 (FRI): Arrival - Lima

On arrival into Lima, one of the team will be there at the airport to meet you when you land and take you back to our hotel to get settled in and meet the rest of your group as everyone arrives.

There'll be a welcome meal tonight for us all to get to know each other before the real adventure begins tomorrow!

DAY 2 (SAT): Lima

Today starts with a tour of cultural Lima, known as the 'City of the Kings'. Starting in the historic centre of the city, we'll wander around the famous Plaza de Armas, surrounded by the stunning architecture of palaces and the Cathedral. We'll also visit the beautiful and romantic Parque de Amor (Park of Love) with its immaculately landscaped gardens overlooking the ocean.

Tonight we'll put on our glad rags and head out to experience the local nightlife over a few Pisco Sours!

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3 (SUN): Lima - Iquitos

It's back to the airport this morning for a short two-hour flight to the northern city of Iquitos: the gateway to the infamous Amazon Rainforest!

Upon arrival, we'll meet our new guides for the next few days. We will head two hours by car to Nauta where we will catch a traditional river boat to La Libertad, a small village of about 500 people where we will, in the next few days, be enjoying the community project.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 4 (MON): Iquitos - Amazon Rainforest Project

This morning, after breakfast, we will head out on a morning excursion to learn about the flora of the Amazon and the infamous traditional medicines.

After lunch, we will head out once again by boat to experience the fauna of the region. This project empowers the community through a variety of different ways that you will learn about.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5 (TUE): Amazon Rainforest Project

This morning we will head out early again by, you guessed it, boat! This is the way you get around in the Amazon. We will do some fishing and maybe catch a piranha or two

Later, we will have a community walk and learn more about the village. In the afternoon, we will visit the world-famous Amazonian giant lily pads. To end the day,we will have a night hike to see some wildlife after dark.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 6 (WED): Amazon Rainforest Project

This morning you will have a variety of options to choose from, or just chill out on the banks of the river watching dolphins and relaxing.

After lunch, we will head by boat back to Nauta, where we will once again journey back to Iquitos for one night in the town before our onward journey!

It's our final afternoon at the project before we have to say goodbye to our new friends. Big hugs and heartfelt thanks for all that we've learned, guaranteed!

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 7 (THU): Amazon Rainforest Project - Iquitos

Today is a travel day as we move from the Amazon to the Andes. We will fly from Iquitos to Lima and then onward to Cusco - the amazing colonial city built on the foundation of Inca palaces!

After checking in to our accommodation, we'll have some time to unpack and get settled before we venture out for an evening stroll around this fascinating city.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 8 (FRI): Iquitos - Cusco

This morning we will head out and get to know the history and some special sites in Cusco on a walking tour. In the afternoon, we will re-group for an interactive local Peruvian cooking class.

Due to its huge range of fresh ingredients, the country has been long recognised as South America's culinary capital and Cusco, with its exciting fusion of Andean ingredients and modern cooking techniques, is the perfect place to learn how to cook some of the best traditional dishes.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 9 (SAT): Cusco - Sacred Valley

We’re up early this morning to head to the Sacred Valley (Patachancha to be exact) where we will go to a traditional Andean village and spend the day with the local community. See a local dance and costume. We will also learn the art of Andean weaving and give it a go ourselves! We will prepare a traditional lunch and maybe even learn a few words of Quechua.

From there, we will head to the center of the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, where we will get some good rest before the main attraction tomorrow.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 10 (SUN): Sacred Valley

This morning we take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu! Get your cameras out as we will be rewarded with breathtaking views every minute we get closer to the spectacular location of this ancient Incan site.

Known as the 'Lost City of the Incas', this World Heritage Site was virtually unknown until the early 20th Century. Shrouded by mist and surrounded by lush cloud forests and steep escarpments, we'll have time to admire the stunning Andean mountain scenery before we explore the sprawling citadel.

In the evening, we'll board the train for our journey back to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 11 (MON): Sacred Valley - Cusco

After our big day yesterday, we will have the morning free in Ollantaytambo. For those interested in visiting the ruins, you can take part in that optional activity, or just relax and wander through this gorgeous town nestled in the Sacred Valley.

We will meet up again for lunch before heading out back to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 12 (TUE): Cusco

Today is your free day!

There are many options for activities to choose from in Cusco and your guide will assist you to coordinate anything that you have been dreaming of.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 13 (WED): Cusco - Lima

After breakfast at our accommodation, we'll travel to the airport and board a flight back to where it all began, the capital city of Lima.

Tonight a visual feast at the illuminated magic water circuit awaits. Here, at the largest fountain complex in the world, we’ll let our inner child out, exploring the interactive and illuminated displays before enjoying our final dinner tonight.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 14 (THU): Depart Lima

That’s it – the end to an unforgettable adventure. You’re welcome to arrange your onward travel for any time today.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Travel Highlights

  • Tour of the capital city, Lima
  • Amazon Rainforest
  • Learn about and work with indigenous communities
  • Explore the fascinating ancient Incan city of Cusco
  • Visit the Sacred Valley
  • Take the train from Cusco to the hot spring town of Aguas Calientes
  • Hike through breath-taking scenery to the infamous Machu Picchu
  • Learn how to make some traditional Peruvian delights in a local cooking class

Accommodation and Meals

You'll be staying in various accommodation types throughout your trip, generally sharing between one and three others in your group (twin to quad share rooms).

The Amazon Rainforest project is in a rustic area and the accommodation is in basic shared bunk houses. This will be bunk bed, dorm-style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities - a bit like camping! There is not always clean running water available so we will sometimes get stuck in with bringing water in pails and jugs to wash with. There are no towels provided so it is important to bring your ow.

WiFi is normally available in each place we stay (with the exception of the Amazon Rainforest Project locations where there is no WiFi), altough not always the most reliable, particularly in more remote areas.

If you nneed to have your laundry done, there are local services that are low cost and readily available.

All meals are provided as noted in the itinerary and will generally be a mix of western and local Peruvian cuisine.

Locations

  • Lima
  • Iquitos
  • Nauta Amazon Rainforest
  • Cusco
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu

What’s Included

Airport pick-up and transfer on arrival into Lima
All accommodation
All in-country transport (including three internal flights)
24/7 support from our experienced local guides
All tour activities included in the itinerary
Heaps of meals
Project donation
Full pre-departure support from our ace travel coordinators
A flashy Travel Hack packed full of helpful advice

FAQ

In short - anything that's not on the "What's included?" list! The main things you'll absolutely need to get that aren't included are:

International flights - we have people join us from all over the world so we leave these flexible so you can choose the departure airport and airline that suits you best.

Travel Insurance - you can choose your own travel insurance or we can organise this for you.

Visas - depending on the passport you hold you may need to get a visa before you travel. Please see below for more information on visas.

Arrival

You need to book a flight that lands into Lima International Airport (LIM) on the Friday that the tour starts, inbetween the times of 8am-6pm for your pickup.

Departure

This tour ends on the Thursday 14 days later in Lima. You can book your departure flight from Lima international airport (LIM) for any time on this day

Some countries do NOT have to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate before entering Peru. A passport valid at least six months with at least 2 free pages in the visa section is enough to get a Tourist Visa (it's only an entry stamp) directly at the border or the airport which will last up to 183 days.

For more detailed information on entry requirements and countries that are visa-except, please visit the link below:

www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/south-america/peru/passport-visa/

This largely depends on you. Lots of breakfasts throughout the tour are included, along with a couple of lunches and dinners. The rest of the meals are up to you. If you are having local meals, it will cost a few dollars per meal. If you prefer western food, it may be more and will depend on where you choose to eat.
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Like any country in the world, there will always be some dangers (just as there are in your own home country!) and it is always important to exercise common sense, particularly when in major cities and tourist destinations. However, Peru is a very safe country to travel in and around. You'll also be with our award-winning team throughout your stay and will be travelling with a group.
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