Classic Peru

Classic Peru
Classic Peru
Classic Peru
Classic Peru
Classic Peru
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  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
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  • Intrepid Travel

Visit South America and travel to Peru on an adventure from mountains to jungle, and seasides to great plains. Visit Peru's incredible natural and historical highlights on this awesome adventure. Retrace the steps of the Incas to Machu Picchu, admire colonial cities, explore vibrant markets, and meet the locals in this South American country with a difference. Return home with incredible memories of the panoramas and people of Peru.

Highlights
  • Marvel at the mother of all Inca cities, magical Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and free time to explore on your own
  • Enjoy plenty of time in gorgeous Cusco, the perfect place to launch into further outdoor adventures, or simply relax and take in mountain views
  • The floating reed islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca are astounding in concept, construction, and history. Take a boat tour on the world's highest navigable lake and stay with a local family there
  • Discover the breadth of Peru's diverse heritage, from the gorgeous Spanish colonial architecture of Lima to the Aymara and Quechuan Indian cultures of Puno
Accommodation
  • Homestay (1 night), Hotel (7 nights)
Transport
  • Plane , Train , Boat , Taxi , Private Vehicle , Public bus
Included Activities
  • Lima - Leader-led walking tour
  • Cusco - Orientation Walk
  • Cusco - Chocolate Museum Visit & Hot Chocolate
  • Sacred Valley - Community visit & lunch
  • Machu Picchu - Entrance and guided tour
  • Lake Titicaca - Boat tour & Homestay
Destinations
  • Peru
  • South America
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Active
  • Singles
  • Cultural
  • Small Group
  • Explorer

Location: Lima

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Lima, Peru’s capital, and one of South America’s most beautiful cities. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 2 pm, where you’ll meet your fellow travellers and tour leader. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. After the meeting, stroll the streets of downtown Lima and check out some of its main attractions on a leader-led walking tour. Enjoy free time before an optional group dinner this evening. The unofficial food capital of South America, there’s no better place to sample Peru’s national dish, ceviche, than at one of Lima’s excellent restaurants. As there's little time spent in Lima, you may like to arrive a few days early to see the sights, including the chic suburb of Miraflores, Central Park, Lovers' Park, and the National Museum.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Lima - Leader-led walking tour</description><br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Lima - Archaeological Museum</description><br/>-<description>Lima - Museum of the Inquisition - Free</description><br/>-<description>Lima - Gold Museum</description><br/>-<description>Lima - Museo de la Nacion</description><br/>-<description>Lima - Private Lima: Home Cooked Tour Urban Adventure (price from)</description><br/>-<description>Lima Coast Biking Tour - Urban Adventures</description>

Accommodation: Hotel

Location: Cusco

Catch an early flight to Cusco. Spend a little time acclimatising to the high altitude (3450 metres/11,320 feet) and then get acquainted with this charming town on a walking tour with your leader. Check out Cusco’s vibrant main square (Plaza de Armas). Witness the flurry of activity that characterises the San Pedro market. Stroll past the slew of quaint restaurants and artisans found in San Blas Square. See Qoricancha (an Inca Sun Temple) and the famous 12 Angle Stone, then end your tour at the chocolate museum, where you’ll get a chance to sample hot chocolate made from local cacao beans. This might be a good opportunity to purchase some gifts or souvenirs. There’s a small store where you’ll find various handicrafts and a variety of artisanal chocolate products. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Cusco - Leader-led orientation walk</description><br/>-<description>Cusco - Chocolate Museum Visit &amp; Hot Chocolate</description><br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Cusco - Full Boleto Turistico Pass (access to 16 archaeological sites, transport &amp; guides not included)</description><br/>-<description>Cusco - Half Boleto Turistico Pass (access to selected archaeological sites, transport &amp; guides not included)</description><br/>-<description>Cusco - City tour</description><br/>-<description>Cusco - Pre-Colombian Museum</description><br/>-<description>Cusco - Inca Museum (entrance fee)</description><br/>-<description>Cusco - Cathedral Entrance Fee</description><br/>-<description>Cusco - Coricancha Temple (entrance fee)</description>

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,

Location: Aguas Calientes

Travel by private bus through the Sacred Valley (approximately 2 hours) on the outskirts of Cusco. This lush valley was known as Wilcamayo to the Incas and has long been the main source of food for the high Andes. Maize crops can be seen surrounding the river and covering the terraces carved high into the valley walls. You will visit a community in the valley to learn about local lifestyle and activities. If your visit coincides with market day you can browse the stalls in search of hand-painted beads or warm ponchos, and perhaps practice your newfound language, Quechua. Later in the afternoon, board a train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, which is nestled in the cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu. This extra journey ensures that we can travel to Machu Picchu as early as possible tomorrow morning.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Sacred Valley - Community visit &amp; lunch</description>

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,

Location: Machu Picchu / Cusco

Take a bus up the winding road to Machu Picchu (approximately 30 minutes). This is your chance to decide for yourself whether Machu Picchu was built around 1440 as a country retreat for Incan nobility or is an ancient astronomical observatory. Enjoy a guided visit of the incredible site (1.5–2 hours) taking in the many temples, palaces and living quarters. After taking advantage of the seemingly endless photo opportunities, return to Cusco. Note: Due to Intrepid's internal safety policy, our leaders are specifically prohibited from recommending or assisting with booking climbs of Wayna Picchu. Visiting Machu Picchu: According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Machu Picchu - Entrance and guided tour</description>

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,

Location: Cusco

Enjoy free time to relax, shop and explore more of Cusco's sights, or simply rest your legs at a cafe on Plaza de Armas. For those who can't get enough active adventure, a mountain bike adventure into the surrounding hills is recommended.<br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Sacred Valley - Mountain Biking</description><br/>-<description>Sacred Valley - Via Ferrata &amp; Zipline</description><br/>-<description>Cusco - Stand Up Paddle Boarding</description><br/>-<description>Cusco - Totem painting workshop</description><br/>-<description>Rainbow Mountain Hike</description>

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,

Location: Puno

Travel by local bus across the spectacular Altiplano to Puno, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca (approximately 7 hours). Mingle with the locals in this melting pot of Aymara and Quechuan cultures and see how traditional Andean customs are still strongly represented here. If you're lucky your visit might coincide with one of the colourful evening parades, which see the streets fill with costumed dancers and musicians.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,

Location: Lake Titicaca (Homestay)

Take a tour of the lake by slow motorboat, stopping off to visit the Uros floating islands. Using the versatile totora reeds found in the shallows of the lake, the Uros originally built their islands to isolate themselves from rival tribes. To get a closer look at daily life in the Lake Titicaca region, you'll be welcomed into the home of a local community and stay the night. Make the most of your visit by helping your host family with their daily activities, communicating with them in Quechua, or perhaps trying your luck with them at soccer. <br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Lake Titicaca - Boat tour &amp; Homestay</description>

Accommodation: Homestay

Meals: breaksfast,dinner,

Location: Lima

Depart your homestay this morning and take a bus to Juliaca airport (approximately 2 hours). In the afternoon take an included flight back to Lima (approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes). Enjoy a last night out with your fellow travellers in Lima.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,

Location: Lima

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning. Departure flights can be booked for any time as there are no activities planned for today.<br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Lima - Private Lima: Home Cooked Tour Urban Adventure (price from)</description><br/>-<description>Lima Coast Biking Tour - Urban Adventures</description><br/>-<description>Lima - Lima Discovery - Urban Adventures</description>

Meals: breaksfast,

Included
  • Machu Picchu - Entrance and guided tour
  • Cusco - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Lima - Leader-led walking tour
  • Sacred Valley - Community visit & lunch
  • Lake Titicaca - Boat tour & Homestay
  • Cusco - Chocolate Museum Visit & Hot Chocolate
  • Accommodation
    -Homestay (1 night), Hotel (7 nights)
  • Meals
    -8 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners

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Touring with Intrepid Travel

Intrepid was started by two friends from Melbourne, Australia, in 1988 after embarking on a trip through the wilds of Africa in a modified ex-council truck, crammed with friends, supplies, a handful of aviator sunglasses and a case or two of beer. Could this type of travel be something others would be interested in? The answer was a resounding yes and today Intrepid send 100,000 travellers across the globe each year with the help of a staff of 1,000.

After three decades, founders Darrell and Manch, feel they know what travellers want. They get that it’s a big decision to fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. They understand that you’re looking for a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience. Their leaders are born and raised in-country and they know their destination better than anyone. So you’ll do more than just see a place, you’ll live it. Small groups, big adventures and responsible travel – that’s Intrepid’s thing. With 1,000 trips in a variety of styles across 100 countries, you’re sure to find something you like.

Intrepid believe the real magic happens well away from the beaten path. It’s the little noodle bars, hidden galleries and backstreet bodegas and real life experiences you won’t find in a search engine. Real life experiences are those moments you know you’re really alive and experiencing something special. While it could be the instant you see one of the world’s great icons for the first time, it is more likely to be the moment you find yourself in the middle of a village square soccer game, being treated to a home-cooked meal by your new local friends or sharing a laugh with your fellow travellers as you try a new mode of transport … camel anyone? These unexpected moments are what travelling with Intrepid is all about, giving you a trip like no other.

Intrepid realises the world is a really big place. And there’s a plethora of different languages to learn, borders to cross and cultures to negotiate. Small group adventure travel makes these things easy and allows you to maximise your precious time off. Instead of worrying about logistics, you can focus all your energy on having the experience of a lifetime. Their tour groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe. Group size will vary depending on where and how you’re travelling, but the average group size is about 10.

Intrepid’s themed trips encompass all hobbies and interests or could pique an interest in a new hobby you never knew you needed. From foodie explorations across Asia or India, sailing the seas in Thailand or the Caribbean, wildlife encounters in the Serengeti or Antarctica, scenic cycling or walking to Base Camp or through Tibet, and epic expeditions in Burma or Russia, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Intrepid is committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way they provide travellers with real life experiences. These values are ingrained in the culture and daily operations of every Intrepid office and tour. In addition, they hope their travellers also demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

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This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel

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Start:Lima
Finish:Lima
Group size:1 - 12
Suitable for: 15-99 years
Accommodation:Homestay (1 night), Hotel (7 nights)
Physical rating:Low
Meals:8 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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