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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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!

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

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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!

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

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 the bohemian district of Barranco to experience the local nightlife over a few Pisco Sours!

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

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!

After checking into our accommodation, we'll visit the indigenous museum in the town for a fascinating introduction to the traditions and beliefs of the numerous Amazon tribal groups.

As the sun sets we'll venture out for a walk along the boulevard to see the many shops, restaurants and artisan markets come to life.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 4 (MON): Iquitos - Amazon Rainforest Project

This morning we'll be driving a couple of hours south the the Amazon town of Nauta, located on the banks of the Marañon River. Once here, we'll stop at a fantastic award-winning, non-profit organization we've partnered with. Focused on serving indigenous communities in the heart of the beautiful and biodiverse Amazon Rainforest, their work empowers women and their communities through a variety of projects.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5 (TUE): Amazon Rainforest Project

Boarding a traditional boat this morning, we set sail for a small village and its community of less than twenty families. These are the descendants of an indigenous community that is practically now extinct, having inhabited the surrounding area for centuries. Here we will learn about their tumultuous past, how they have survived, their current struggles and get to meet the families and their energetic children.

This afternoon, we'll be getting stuck in to some more project work. We'll learn how human rights, environmental conservation and knowledge of basic healthcare define our organisation's mission in the Peruvian Amazon; one of the most isolated and neglected regions. We'll directly connect with the local communities and learn about the various cultures inhabiting the Amazon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6 (WED): Amazon Rainforest Project

This morning’s visit is to another community and to the legendary mouth of the Amazon. From here we’ll experience stunning vistas of the Amazon River dense jungle and its amazing flora and fauna.

It's our final afternoon at the project before we have to say goodbye to our new friends. Big hugs and heart-felt thanks to all that we've learned guaranteed.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7 (THU): Amazon Rainforest Project - Iquitos

It’s back to the river this morning for a visit to a local community; an indigenous tribe of around 500 fishing and farming people. Wander around the community to see the beautiful handicrafts the women make to sell to visitors and meet the local leaders to hear their stories about life and education in this unique and remote place.

Late afternoon we say our farewells to Nauta as we make the journey back to Iquitos.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 8 (FRI): Iquitos - Cusco

Goodbye Iquitos, hello Cusco! This morning we’ll be catching a flight 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 9 (SAT): Cusco

We’re up early this morning for a fascinating tour of Maras, Moray and Salineras Salt Mines. Discover strange agricultural ruins, a charming town and white blankets of salt before we stop to enjoy lunch at the tip of the Sacred Valley surrounding by panoramic mountain views.

This afternoon will be free for you to relax before we head out to a local artisan market tonight.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 10 (SUN): Cusco - Aguas Calientes

Today we’re off out of the city by train to explore the small town of Aguas Calientes. Literally translating as ‘hot water’, the place gets its name of the series of natural hot springs that run through it. Nestled in a valley of cloud forests, Aguas Calientes is the gateway to Peru’s star attraction, the famous Incan ruins and Machu Picchu itself.

On arrival we’ll disembark the train and head to our accommodation before an evening meal to celebrate what is undoubtedly going to be the highlight of the trip.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 11 (MON): Aguas Calientes - Cusco

This morning we take the bus from Aguas Calientes 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 part of the 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.

After lunch we’ll board the train for our journey back to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 12 (TUE): Cusco

This morning we’ll all have some free time to have a lie-in and relax after a big day yesterday.

In the afternoon, we’ll re-group for an interactive local Peruvian cooking class! Due to its huge range of fresh ingredients, the country has long been 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 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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