14 Day Classic Peru with Flights

$3,699
Per Person

Typically $5,299
Visit Peru, the Jewel of South America, on your next holiday. Peru is a country with splendid diversity in both its nature and culture. Witness Machu Picchu, one of the 7 Wonders of the World!

the tour

Classic Peru tour with flights included from Australia! On this incredible 14 day package to Peru you will experience one of the 7 wonders of the Modern World, Machu Picchu. Shrouded by mist, located on lush flora, Machu Picchu is a heavenly sight that lives up to every expectation. It is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime. Feel free to enjoy this marvellous Incan masterwork that was built centuries ago. Some of the recommended sites to visit are: House of the Guardian, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Sacred Plaza. This is your opportunity to soak up some of the atmosphere of this magical place. After your done exploring, it will be time to go back down to Aguas Calientes and catch your train back to Cusco. Your train ride to Cusco will be aboard the scenic Vistadome Train.

On this tour, you will also see all the highlights of the beautiful and fascinating City of Kings; Lima and also the exciting sights of the city of Cusco. You will also explore Puno and the Uros floating islands of Lake Titicaca. At Uros, the Peruvians who live here maintain their ancient customs and way of life by weaving together totora reeds which grow in the shallows of the lake. These reeds are used to construct their floating islands and their houses.

More highlights include seeing the majestic Condor soaring through the vast Colca Canyon and quaint little town of Aguas Calientes; the gateway to Machu Picchu.

INCLUSIONS

This tour includes return flights from Australia, 2x internal flights, 11 Nights accommodation, all transportation sightseeing, professional English speaking guides, daily breakfast and more. Plus we have many departure dates to choose from until the end of 2021 and the tours depart with only a minimum of 2 people so there is no risk of your trip getting cancelled! Secure your Peru tour with flights for a small deposit today. See our terms for details.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart Australia ~ Arrive in Lima, Peru

Depart from either Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney on your flight to Peru. Upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by our tour representative and transferred to your hotel which is in the district of Miraflores.

MEALS: In-Flight

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Lima

DAY 2: Lima City Tour

Today you will embark on a Lima City Tour. On this fantastic guided tour of Lima you will explore the beautiful and fascinating City of Kings. You will visit iconic places that are rich in history. There will be plenty of picturesque churches and exquisite colonial architecture. Begin your journey by travelling thousands of years into the past. Your first stop will be the ancient ceremonial centre called “Huaca Pucllana”, which was built centuries before the arrival of the Spanish. Next, you will drive into the centre of the city so you can stroll around the main square, the Plaza de Armas of Lima. Here you will find imposing architecture which was built a very long time ago. Also, on the main square is the grandiose Lima Cathedral. After that you can tour the Santo Domingo convent and its extensive monastery.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Lima

DAY 3: Lima ~ Arequipa

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the airport where you will take your flight to Arequipa. When you arrive at the Arequipa airport our team will be waiting there to warmly welcome you and to help you get settled in your hotel. At your hotel you will find complementary coca tea and muña tea freely available. These natural beverages will help your body to adjust to the high altitude of the White City.

The White City of Arequipa is crowned by the three volcanoes: Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. The majestic White City has extraordinary architecture and dream-like landscapes.

We will begin our tour with a visit to the Convent of Santa Catalina. Founded in 1579 as a cloistered convent, it initially housed a small number of religious women from the local elite. Our tour of the city continues with a visit to the Church of the Society of Jesus. This grandiose church will surprise you with its Baroque facade and its impressive sacristy which is meticulously decorated with vividly coloured murals.

After this visit, we will go to the Mirador del Carmen which is 10 minutes from downtown. From here, we can enjoy a spectacular view of the Valley of the Chili River and the majestic Misti Volcano. Then we will go to the historical neighbourhood of Yanahuara to walk through its narrow cobbled streets and see its old mansions. Here we can also admire its beautiful church that was built in 1750. From here you will admire the white buildings of Arequipa which were built out of volcanic Sillar. (White stone)

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Arequipa

DAY 4: Arequipa ~ Colca Canyon

Soon after eating a delicious breakfast. you will leave the White City behind as you go out on a new adventure to the Colca Valley. You will travel through the verdant countryside until you reach one of the deepest canyons in the world. During your journey you will pass through colourful villages that have been here for thousands of years.

During the trip you will make a brief stop at the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve where you will see wild Vicuñas in their natural habitat. Next stop is the town of Chachani which is surrounded by Andean peaks and is full of llamas and alpacas. White glaciers covering the mountains contrast beautifully with the blue of the sky. The shepherds that are watching their flocks of llamas and alpacas sing out beautiful melodies that help them pass their time out in the fields.

In the afternoon you will arrive at the town of Chivay which is very close to Colca Canyon. That is where you will check into your hotel which is located just outside of town, and which has an incredible view of the canyon. After checking in you will be able to relax and take it easy for the remainder of the afternoon.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Colca Canyon

DAY 5: Colca Canyon, Home of The Condor!

Today you will get up a little earlier than usual and have breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast you will ride to the Condor Overlook (Mirador del Condor), which is located on the edge of the canyon. Colca Canyon will be spread out below you in all its glory. Condors will fly up out of the canyon very close to you, and the sun will be rising over the jagged Peruvian peaks.

After feasting your eyes on these amazing sights, you will return to Chivay. Along the route you will stop and see the pre-Incan tombs located on the nearby cliffs. Then you will pass through the very colourful towns of Pinchoyllo, Maca, & Yanque. The beautiful town of Yanque has some lovely churches and there are amazing scenic overlooks.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Colca Canyon

OPTIONAL: La Calera Hot Spring $3USD per person

DAY 6: Colca ~ Puno

Around 10am, you will start travelling in the direction of Puno, the Capital of Peruvian Folklore. Along the highway you will stop briefly at Patapampa (4900 m.a.s.l.) which is the highest point of all your journeys in Peru so far. From this mountain, nature will be spread out before you and the views of the volcanoes to the west, Sabancaya, Ampato, Misti, and Chachani, will be excellent. At the same time, you will also be able to appreciate the great pile of stones left here by travellers and pilgrims throughout the centuries. Usually, leaving a stone on the pile is the way of asking deities for a safe and pleasant trip.

Finally, you will arrive in Puno around 3:30pm. Our team will help you to get settled in your hotel where you can enjoy a well-deserved on Lake Titicaca’s shore.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Puno

DAY 7: Lake Titicaca ~ Uros Floating Islands ~ Taquile islands

After breakfast, you will go out boat riding on Lake Titicaca. Pick up time at your hotel will be around 7am. You will go over to the port, board our motor launch, and ride south to the Island of Uros. At Uros, the Peruvians who live here maintain their ancient customs and way of life by weaving together totora reeds which grow in the shallows of the lake. These reeds are used to construct their floating islands and their houses. Afterwards we will sail towards Taquile Island. At Taquile, you will enjoy a 2-and-a-half-hour tour of the island which has been ranked the fourth most beautiful island in the world. In the community you will eat a wonderful Andean style buffet lunch. Here you will visit the isolated weavers of this ancient community. According to pre-Columbian legend, the Incas actually learned how to weave from the artisans of this island. They are very, very skilled weavers. Taquile has been declared to be part of the Cultural Heritage of the Humanity by UNESCO. Later in the afternoon, you will then have free time to explore the Island on your own, and afterwards return to Puno.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Puno

DAY 8: Puno ~ Cusco

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel at 7am and dropped off at the bus station to take a bus trip, more like a tour – a guide will be on board, and you’ll stop at four exciting sites: Andahuaylillas, Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple), La Raya and Pukara. Andahuaylillas is the Sistine Chapel of South America. This church is one of the most beautiful examples of Andean popular religious art. Raqchi was an Inca church of considerable dimensions; 328 feet long, 85 feet wide and 45 feet high. The temple is divided into two naves, and each nave has 11 large columns. La Raya is the half-way point between Cusco and Puno and also the highest point (14,222 feet above sea level). The landscapes here are stunning and typical Andean animals like the llama, alpaca and vicuña are familiar sights. It is also the geographic border between two cultures – Quechua and Aymara. Finally, Pukara is the most important and oldest ceremonial centre of the altiplano which holds new lite-sculptures and tombs. After you will proceed to Cusco and arrive at about 5pm.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Cusco

OPTIONAL: Folklore Show and Dinner $25USD per person

DAY 9: Cusco City Tour

After breakfast, you’ll have a full Cusco city tour. During the Cusco City Tour you will discover the beauty and the magic of Cusco, the Imperial Capital of the Incas. Your tour starts at the Koricancha and the Santo Domingo church. According to the Chroniclers who wrote during the period directly after the Spanish Conquest, the Koricancha was the most sacred and the most important site in the Quechua world. The walls of the Koricancha were covered with gold. There were life-size statues of plants and animals made out of pure gold and silver. Next will be the Cusco Cathedral where you can appreciate the works of the Cusco School of painters, and also the gold and silver relief work on the main altar and the pulpit. The next stop on your tour will be the imposing Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Here you will note the stones that form the walls are the size of a truck. They have been carefully cut and perfectly fitted together. Sacsayhuaman is a very impressive Incan construction. From here you will head up the hill to the Tambomachay Archeological Complex. This was an important ceremonial centre during Inca times. It is sometimes called the Bath of the Incas, and the cult of water used to perform their rites here. Finally, you will return to Cusco.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Cusco

DAY 10: Sacred Valley ~ Aguas Calientes

Today we travel from Cusco and descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, where we find ourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and the village of Pisac. In Pisac, we stop to visit a traditional market, where you can browse and buy some local souvenirs if desired. Then, we drive up to the ruins of Pisac. Here, we explore the extensive ruins whilst enjoying stunning views over the valley. You will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which we will see temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, “The hitching post of the sun”. We have about 90 minutes to explore the ruins. We continue on towards Urubamba, where we make a stop for lunch.

Afterward, we visit Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. In Ollantaytambo, we get further exposure to Incan constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. Then we will transfer to the Train Station Ollantaytambo for a train trip to Machu Picchu Pueblo. When you arrive at MachuPicchu Pueblo you will be greeted by our team members. They will walk with you on the 5-minute stroll over to your Hotel by Inkaterra. In Aguas Calientes there are no motorized vehicles except for those buses that take people up and down from the Citadel of Machu Picchu. The afternoon is free time. If you like you can wonder around the town or stay at your marvellous hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Aguas Calientes

DAY 11: Marvellous Machu Picchu ~ Cusco

After breakfast at the hotel you will go exploring the 7th Wonder of the Modern World, Machu Picchu. It is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime. Feel free to enjoy this marvellous Incan masterwork that was built centuries ago. Some of the recommended sites to visit are: House of the Guardian, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Sacred Plaza. This is your opportunity to soak up some of the atmosphere of this magical place.

After your down exploring, it will be time to go back down to Aguas Calientes and catch your train back to Cusco. Your train ride to Cusco will be aboard the Vistadome Train. Upon your arrival at the Poroy station you will be picked up and driven back to your hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Cusco

DAY 12: Cusco ~ Departure via Lima

After breakfast enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your return flight home. We hope you enjoyed your Holiday 2 Peru with MyHoliday2!

MEALS: Breakfast, In-Flight

OVERNIGHT: In-Flight

DAY 13: In Transit

DAY 14: Arrive Australia

Today you will arrive back to Australia after your flight from Cusco via Lima. Some flights may also have a short stop in Auckland before reaching your final home destination. We hope you had a holiday to remember!

MEALS: In-Flight

Description

Classic Peru tour with flights included from Australia! On this incredible 14 day package to Peru you will experience one of the 7 wonders of the Modern World, Machu Picchu. Shrouded by mist, located on lush flora, Machu Picchu is a heavenly sight that lives up to every expectation. It is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime. Feel free to enjoy this marvellous Incan masterwork that was built centuries ago. Some of the recommended sites to visit are: House of the Guardian, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Sacred Plaza. This is your opportunity to soak up some of the atmosphere of this magical place. After your done exploring, it will be time to go back down to Aguas Calientes and catch your train back to Cusco. Your train ride to Cusco will be aboard the scenic Vistadome Train.

On this tour, you will also see all the highlights of the beautiful and fascinating City of Kings; Lima and also the exciting sights of the city of Cusco. You will also explore Puno and the Uros floating islands of Lake Titicaca. At Uros, the Peruvians who live here maintain their ancient customs and way of life by weaving together totora reeds which grow in the shallows of the lake. These reeds are used to construct their floating islands and their houses.

More highlights include seeing the majestic Condor soaring through the vast Colca Canyon and quaint little town of Aguas Calientes; the gateway to Machu Picchu.

INCLUSIONS

This tour includes return flights from Australia, 2x internal flights, 11 Nights accommodation, all transportation sightseeing, professional English speaking guides, daily breakfast and more. Plus we have many departure dates to choose from until the end of 2021 and the tours depart with only a minimum of 2 people so there is no risk of your trip getting cancelled! Secure your Peru tour with flights for a small deposit today. See our terms for details.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021

January: 18, 25

February: 1, 15

March: 1, 15, *29

April: *12, *19

May: 3, 10, 17, 24

June: 7, *21

July: *12, *26

August: 2, 16, 23

September: 6, *13, *27

October: *4, 18

November: 1, 8, 15

December: *1

 

Departure dates marked with * incur a high season surcharge of $400 per person

INCLUSIONS

 

Return International Flights ex SYD/MEL/*BNE

12 Day Guided Classic Peru Tour

11 Nights hotel accommodation

11x Breakfasts, 2x Lunches

Return airport/hotel transfers

English speaking local guides

City tour of Lima

Domestic flight from Lima – Arequipa

Guided walking tour of Machu Picchu (One of the New 7 Wonders of the World)

Puno City Tour

Cusco City Tour

Explore the floating islands of Uros by boat

Experience Taquile Island & Lake Titicaca

See wild Vicuñas at the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve

Visit the sensational Colca Canyon

Sail to Chucuito

Traditional activities (fishing & farming)

All Entrance Fees

All National Park Fees

AC transportation throughout

All car expenses such as fuel, toll, taxes etc

Small Groups MAXIMUM 15 people

 

*Flights ex Brisbane incur a surcharge of $100 per person

EXCLUSIONS

 

Beverages for all meals

Tips for guides and drivers (Recommended $5 per person per day)

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Optional tours

Other meals not included in itinerary

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Lima: Allpa Hotel & Suites

Arequipa: El Conquistador Hotel

Colca: La Casa de Mamayacchi

Puno: Hotel Royal Inn Puno

Cusco: Royal Inka Cusco Hotel

Aguas Calientes: Inti Punku Machu Picchu Hotel

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Lima: Jose Antonio Hotel

Arequipa: Casa Andina Select Arequipa

Colca: La Casa de Mamayacchi

Puno: Hotel Royal Inn Puno

Cusco: Jose Antonio Hotel

Aguas Calientes: Hatun Inti Boutique

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used.

Triple share rooms are available.

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:
Upgrade to 4 star hotels for $250 per person

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Not available with this package

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

DAY 5: La Calera Hot Spring – $3

Here the water of Life at the La Calera Hot Springs flows out of the Cotallumi Volcano at 80°C. Nevertheless, it is stepped down and finally reaches the pools designated for human use at a very comfortable 38°C. Calera hot springs are medically significant because they contain high levels of zinc, calcium, and iron. These pools were built so that you might receive the benefits of soaking in this mineral rich environment.

 

DAY 8: Folklore Show and Dinner – $25

Spend the evening at your own leisure or choose to enjoy the Folklore Show & dinner optional tour. This optional tour includes a fabulous buffet dinner which includes a large selection of a range of cuisines. After you enjoy your dinner you will be entertained by a traditional dance show where you can have a boogy or play some of the Andean

 

Optional tours are per person and priced in USD. They are payable on arrival

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 1 December 2021

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 60 days prior to travel

 

RATES:

3 Star Package ex SYD/MEL/PER –  $3699 per person

3 Star Package ex BNE – $3799 per person

4 Star Package ex SYD/MEL/PER –  $3949 per person

4 Star Package ex BNE – $4040 per person

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

3 Star Hotels – $550 per person

4 Star Hotels – $650 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum 15 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 7 pay only airfare, taxes and service fees. Contact MyHoliday2 for pricing.

Children aged 7-11 require a child voucher:

ex SYD/MEL – $3399

ex BNE – $3499

 

Contact MyHoliday2 to purchase

Children aged 12+ require an adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

This package is available with flights from Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney and are subject to availability.

Flights ex BNE incur a surcharge, see rates above.

Airlines used include and are not limited to Latam, Qantas and other airlines and their codeshare partners.

Flight portion of this package is non-refundable and 21 Day Money Guarantee does not apply

All travel documents are non-transferrable / non-changeable

Any required extensions to flights must be made prior to tickets being issued. If customer requests to change their outbound/return date after tickets are issued, request shall be denied.

Name changes are not permitted. Should a name change be required a full new ticket shall be issued and customers will be required to purchase a new ticket at market rate.

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

Although some airlines no longer require reconfirmation of flights, Reconfirm the ticket 3 days prior to each journey.

For frequent flyer eligibility, baggage allowance and special requirement (Special meals, seating request, medical requirements), please contact your travel consultant.

Please note maximum 2 pieces of checked luggage allowed per person / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch).

Please note, flights may require a stopover of more than 5 hours.

Some departure dates may require you to depart Australia on Day 0 or return to Australia on Day 15

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