Discover all Peru has to offer with this 14-day Best of Peru tour, combining diverse landscapes, natural beauty, historical sites, archaeological legends, indigenous culture, and charming colonial cities.
Historical City of Lima
Begin your journey by exploring the historical capital city of Lima, learning about its ancient past all the way up to modern times. See history up close by visiting the historic center before strolling through the exquisite Larco Museum, full of historical objects from jewelry to artifacts to pottery. You’ll also have a chance to visit the modern districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Throughout your land tour, you’ll be staying in the best hotels in Peru and can select between 4-star, 5-star, and Boutique hotels in each location.
Highland Highlights: Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca
From Lima, you will venture to the Sacred Valley to enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you acclimate to the changing altitude. Enjoy chauffeured trips to the colorful market in Pisac, the salt mines of Maras, the ancient Incan concentric terraces of Moray, the centuries-old traditional textiles in Chinchero, and the Incan fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Soon it’s time to experience Peru’s archeological legend, Machu Picchu. Anticipation builds as the train snakes its way through the picturesque mountains, heading uphill to Aquas Calientes. Once you arrive at Machu Picchu, you’ll be escorted by our expert guides throughout the site and return for a rare second visit the next day to ensure you don’t miss a thing.
A tour of Cusco, the ancient Inca capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be next. Here, in this Imperial City, you’ll explore the San Pedro market and various historical, archeological, and cultural sites.
Leaving Cusco, excursions abound as your make your way to Puno, where you’ll stay the night before traveling to Taquile Island and Uros Islands, better known as the man-made floating islands. Here you will experience Pre-Incan culture and meet the indigenous people of the area. Your last surprise in the Highlands will be the funerary towers (chullpas) of the ancient site of Sillustani.
Amazon Adventure Awaits
As your flight arrives in Iquitos, you’ll enjoy a rest at your hotel overnight before embarking on a 3-night Amazon adventure aboard the Perla cruise ship.
Once onboard, you can settle into your tranquil, air-conditioned cabin (Superior, Amazonian View, or Standard) before exploring the ship. Naturalist guides accompany you on board and introduce you to all the wonders of the Amazon throughout the cruise.
Enjoy regional cuisine as well as vegetarian alternatives, and join the various excursions, including elevated rainforest walks and artisanal piranha fishing. You’ll also have a chance to meet an authentic shaman and visit a native community to learn about ancestral traditions.
Skiff outings to discover the unique flora and fauna and to catch glimpses of the amazing wildlife, including pink dolphins and caimans, are also available. On the last night of your cruise, enjoy the sunset on deck before a special farewell dinner to conclude your Best of Peru tour.