Peru Encompassed
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From $3,263 (was $3,625), 21 days, Peru Trip code: GGSA

  • Adventure 4 out of 5
  • Relaxation 2 out of 5
  • Culture 4 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Sip on a Pisco sour in Pisco
  • Scale Huacachina's sand dunes
  • Be amazed by the Nazca lines
  • Discover desert mummies at Chauchilla Cemetery
  • Nibble on guinea pig in Arequipa
  • Search for condors in Colca Canyon
  • Experience traditional Lake Titicaca life at a homestay
  • Sample coca tea in Cuzco
  • Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Explore the steamy Amazon Jungle

Trip Summary

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Visit Peru and discover its highlights from Lima to Cuzco on an exciting journey that encompasses modern cities and ancient worlds. Explore Peru's lush Amazon Jungle, the epic Lake Titicaca and the vast Colca Canyon. Enjoy local homestays, hike the famed Inca Trail and be immersed in fascinating Peruvian culture while discovering its history buried deep within the walls of lost cities.


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What will I be doing?

  • 21 day Itinerary ()

  • Important note: Inca Trail ()

21 day Itinerary:

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Destination info

This fascinating country borders Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the Pacific Ocean. Comprised of three distinct regions, the wide Andean mountains in the north, a narrow coastal belt running down the centre, along the Pacific Ocean, and the deep Amazon rainforest in the south. Although the coastal belt is a desert, that is where most of the population lives.

 

Peru is renowned as the land of the Incas, but many other great pre-Columbian civilizations flourished here.

 

Visitors can see the ancient ruins of the Inca capital of Cusco and explore the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu as well as visit ruins from a variety of other cultures including the Nazca and the Moche. The fascinating culture existing there today reflects this diversity.

  • Location:

Day 1 Lima
Bienvenidos and welcome to Peru! Dive into the delights of Lima and let the Peruvian adventure begin.
Day 2 Pisco
Tour downtown Lima with a guide before heading to Pisco, the epicentre of the unmistakeable Pisco sour.
Day 3 Nazca
Wildlife-lovers can opt to visit the Paracas National Reserve, a haven for pelicans, red-footed boobies, flamingos and sea lions. Cameras poised to capture the dramatic sand dunes and lake of Huacachina, before heading to one of the world's most mysterious archaeological sites, the Nazca Lines. Explore the eerie desert cemetery of Chauchilla, where the arid conditions of the desert have naturally mummified the remains of the Nazca people buried here.
Days 4-5 Arequipa
Built at the foot of El Misti Volcano, Arequipa's colonial charm is enchanting. Marvel at the gleaming buildings made from pale volcanic rock.
Days 6-7 Chivay/Colca Canyon
Spot llamas, alpacas and their cousins - vicunas - on the way to Chivay. Be impressed by the depth of the canyon while keeping an eye out for the resident Andean condors, one of the world's largest flying birds. In the evening, relax in thermal baths, dine on a llama steak or listen to live Andean music at a pena. Experience traditional local life staying with a family on a homestay in the Colca Canyon.
Days 8-10 Puno/Lake Titicaca
Cross the Andes to explore the vast expanse of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit the floating islands and learn about island culture during a homestay with a local family.
Days 11-12 Cuzco
Discover Inca ruins and baroque churches in the continent's oldest city. Then perhaps take a local bus to the Sacred Valley or have lunch at Aldea Yanapay Cafe - all profits go to supporting Cuzco's underprivileged kids.
Days 13-16 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu
Embark on the trek of a lifetime through dense forest and high plateaus, up the steps of the Sun Gate to the Machu Picchu ruins. Spend a day exploring and learning about the fascinating ancient ruins.
Day 17 Cuzco
Shop or rest those weary legs at a cafe around the Plaza de Armas.
Days 18-19 Amazon Jungle
Fly to Puerto Maldonado. Travel by canoe into the lush Amazon Jungle to stay in an eco-friendly lodge. Explore the jungle with local guides to spot unique flora and fauna and learn about the practical and medicinal uses of native plants.
Days 20-21 Lima
Soak up Lima's colourful history before bidding adios to wonderful Peru.

Important note: Inca Trail:

Destination info

This fascinating country borders Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and the Pacific Ocean. Comprised of three distinct regions, the wide Andean mountains in the north, a narrow coastal belt running down the centre, along the Pacific Ocean, and the deep Amazon rainforest in the south. Although the coastal belt is a desert, that is where most of the population lives.

 

Peru is renowned as the land of the Incas, but many other great pre-Columbian civilizations flourished here.

Visitors can see the ancient ruins of the Inca capital of Cusco and explore the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu as well as visit ruins from a variety of other cultures including the Nazca and the Moche. The fascinating culture existing there today reflects this diversity.

  • Location:

You require an Inca Trail permit to be able to access the Inca Trail on Days 13 to 16. Inca Trail permits are sold on request basis only. Once you have provided us with your deposit and passport details, we will endeavour to secure a permit for you. If Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you can opt to hike the Inca Quarry Trail instead which still takes you to Machu Picchu using an alternative route.

 

Please note that all Inca Trail permits have now been sold for hikes starting before October 2012, therefore if you wish to travel before this you will be hiking the Quarry Trail Instead.

 

The Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works, therefore we do not offer the Inca Trail during this time period.

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What's included?

  • All accommodation
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Some meals
  • Services of a trip leader throughout
  • 24 hour support

What's not included?

  • Flights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Some meals
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature including spending money, drinks, tips and gratuities

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18 years, maximum decided upon health and fitness of participant. These trips can and do attract a variety of ages and customers will be of different nationalities too. It's all about having a passion for travel which is age-less!

 

Accommodation

Hotel (9 nts), Hostel (3 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts), Jungle Lodge (2 nts), Homestay (2 nts), Overnight bus (1 nt)

 

Transportation
Bus, Van, Overnight bus, Plane, Boat, Canoe

Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group

Budget
Allow USD $420 for meals not included.

Trip Kitty
 

Tour Operator

This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel.

 

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

You will be assigned a personal travel adviser who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

In addition, you will have access to a 24-hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our staff at any time should you need to.

 

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Overall rating: (10/10) (2 reviews)
Peru Encompassed

Sophie Edmonds - June 2014

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

Exciting, varied, loved every minute!

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(3/10)
Please rate the accuracy of your pre-departure information
(9/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(9/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(10/10)
Please rate your airport pickup (where applicable)
(10/10)
Please rate your in-country orientation
(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

It really was an amazing all-round trip. I especially enjoyed lake Titicaca, the Inca Trail and the time in the jungle.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

Make the effort to join in and meet locals; pack light; and keep a positive attitude r.e. Altitude sickness and the Inca Trail! I took no drugs, didn't do a rigorous training regime and didn't suffer at all on the trail - just keep smiling.

Would you travel with our company again?

no

Would you recommend us?

5

Peru Encompassed2014-06-13

Kimberly Mishoe - October 2013

How would you rate your overall experience?
(10/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

amazing experience, made lifelong friends, fell in love with peru

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(9/10)
Please rate the accuracy of your pre-departure information
(10/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(10/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(10/10)
Please rate your airport pickup (where applicable)
(10/10)
Please rate your in-country orientation
(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

The inca trail, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, homestays

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

travel light, keep an open mind/heart, sunscreen

Would you travel with our company again?

yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

Peru Encompassed2013-10-28

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