Peru Highlights Tour



Peru Highlights Tour

Lima, the capital of Peru, lies in the country’s central arid Pacific coast. At its heart, Plaza de Armas is surrounded with 16th-century Cathedral, the Municipal Palace (City Hall) and Government Palace, set on the banks of the Rimac River. Nearby, Casa di Aliaga is South America's oldest house and a treasure trove of period curios. Larco Museum, housed in a former mansion, offers a varied collection of 3,000 years of ceramic, textile and metal artefacts. 

Begin in Lima, the cosmopolitan Peruvian capital. Transfer to the magical city of Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire (15th Century). Visit Santo Domingo convent monastery, built over the Koricancha temple, devoted to worship the sun. Take full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley), a beautiful region dotted with Inca and pre-Inca sites. Continue to Machu Picchu and explore its ruins with option to hike trails with stunning viewpoints in the surrounds.

And, experience a different perspective of Machu Picchu from a high ground.

What We Love
  • Highlights include Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available. 
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour with enough time in each destination to explore.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • Unique, insider travel experiences and network of experts around the world.
  • Around the clock support in each destination during your trip. 
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Peru Highlights

Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu
(6 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
Lima Meet and greet on arrival and private transfer to your hotel for one night. Depending on the time of your arrival, you can either take a half day city tour or extend your stay by one day.

This cosmopolitan city is well worth a visit for the opportunity to experience its history as well as Peru’s best museums, shopping and restaurants.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Miraflores Park Hotel.

Day 2 – Private Touring & Transfer
Cusco Morning private tour of Lima. Enjoy personalized touring according to your interests, such as an insider tour of the old colonial quarter, a viewing of spectacular pre-Colombian art collections, time for browsing high-quality boutiques and art galleries, or exploring the city’s food markets (including tastings of local specialties).

Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel for two-night stay.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Palacio Nazarenas (B)

Day 3 – Private Touring
Cusco (Sacred Valley) Full-day private tour of Cusco and nearby ruins or full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley.

During a private tour, learn about the fascinating Incan and Spanish history in the city as you explore the narrow cobblestone streets, markets, galleries, boutiques and the best artisan workshops.

If desired, also visit important archaeological sites just outside of the city. Alternatively, take a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley), a beautiful region dotted with indigenous markets, villages, and Inca and pre-Inca sites.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Palacio Nazarenas (B)

Day 4 – Transfer & Private Touring
Machu Picchu Private transfer to the train station for luxury Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. Meet and greet on arrival and private transfer to your hotel for your one-night stay. In the afternoon, take a private tour of Machu Picchu with your private guide who will explain about the fascinating history of the site and ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the grounds after most tourists have left.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.

Day 5 – Private Touring & Transfer
Cusco Spend the morning with your private guide exploring the ruins with the option to hike trails to stunning viewpoints around the site before continuing to Cusco. In the afternoon take the luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. On arrival private transfer to your hotel for one-night stay.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Palacio Nazarenas (B)

Day 6 – Depart
Lima Private transfer to airport for flight to Lima. Airport assistance to connecting departure flight.

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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There There are no direct flights from London to Peru but there are direct flights to Lima from Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam. Airlines with regular services to Peru include Air Canada, American Airlines, Iberia and KLM and take anywhere between 16 and 22 hours. The principal international airlines for Peru are Lan and Avianca.

When to go The best time to visit Peru is May to September, which is a dry season in the highlands. The western side of the Andes are very clear, warm, and dry for the greater part of the year. The Inca Trail has limited spaces hence travellers should book at least six to nine months in advance. From October to December, the dry season comes to an end, but conditions are still pleasant. An abundance of birdlife and flora, particularly orchids, can be enjoyed in Peru’s cloud forests at this time. 

January to April is the rainy season. The eastern slope of the Andes, like the Amazon basin, experiences very heavy rainfall, which extends from January through April. Travellers however visit the highlands all the rear round since it rarely rains for more than a few hours and there is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy. During February, the Inca Trail is closed. However, Machu Picchu remains open but it is a bit more challenging for those wishing to trek.