Example trip

Ultimate Peru

Best for:

Outdoor enthusiasts, adventurists and culture lovers

14 nights
$9000
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Itinerary highlights

  • Explore Lima’s colonial architecture and vibrant districts

  • Tour the magnificent Machu Picchu ruins

  • Take the 1920s-style Belmond Andean Explorer Train to Puno

  • An evening wildlife excursion on the Amazon

  • Cruise on Lake Titicaca and witnessing the floating reed Uros islands

Curated by Olie

“Witnessing Machu Picchu tops many a bucket list. Add the gritty captivation of Lima, the peace of Lake Titicaca and the mystical Amazon and you’ve got a holiday to remember. Away from the action, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a private cooking experience with a chef - a talking point for years to come.”

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arrival Lima

You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure. You'll have our list of recommended attractions to make sure you have a great time here.

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Day 2
Tour Of Lima

Enjoy a full day tour of Lima, Peru's capital city which is a rich kaleidoscope of colonial architecture, pre-Columbian sites, charming residential areas and vibrant shopping districts.

After lunch you’ll head to the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum, and then the Larco Museum, which exhibits the largest private collection of Pre-Columbian Peruvian art in the world. You’ll also discover the city's beautiful Pacific coast through the neighbourhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores.

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Day 3
Cusco – Sacred Valley

Today you’ll fly to Cusco.

After being escorted to your hotel the afternoon will be spent at your leisure.

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Day 4
The Sacred Valley

Enjoy a full day tour of the Sacred Valley, including a visit to the market of Pisac on the northeast of Cusco which hosts a daily fair selling handicrafts, textiles and replicas of pre-Hispanic pottery. 

In the afternoon, visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, built by the Incas, and featuring steep stone staircases, temples and esplanades.

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Day 5
Hiram Bingham Train To Machu Picchu

Board the Hiram Bingham train that winds through the Urubamba Valley to the fascinating mountaintop ruins of Machu Picchu.

Embark on a tour of the historical Machu Picchu ruins which was buried in the jungle until Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911. Today, Machu Picchu represents an extraordinary example of architecture and engineering, with numerous ruins to explore amidst amazing views.

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Day 6
Machu Picchu

Explore Machu Picchu at your leisure. It's up to you how you want to spend your time, and Lightfoot Travel can organise private tours according to your preferences.

You’ll take the Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco in the evening, enjoying a three-course dinner and cocktails while on board.

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Day 7
City Tour Of Cusco

Head on a private city tour of Cusco. You’ll have the chance to visit the Koricancha, Temple of the Sun and  San Pedro market.

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Day 8
Belmond Andean Explorer Train To Puno

Board the Belmond Andean Explorer train to Puno for a 10-hour train journey where you’ll witness mountainous landscapes and the rolling plains of the Altiplano. The train itself is elegantly decorated in the style of the great Pullman trains of the twenties, featuring dining cars and a car-bar outdoor observatory.

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Day 9
Lake Titicaca

Embark on a cruise on Lake Titicaca with your private guide. You’ll sail towards the floating reed Uros islands, and visit Taquile Island for an insight into the culture of the lake and the island's inhabitants.

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Day 10
Lake Titicaca

Today will be spent at your leisure, giving you the chance to enjoy the excursions and activities available at the lodge, or to simply just relax and pamper yourself at the spa.

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Day 11
Puno - Iquitos

Today you’ll fly to Iquitos, via Lima, where you’ll board the MV ARIA Amazon.

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Day 12
Amazon River – Yarapa River – Nauta Canoa

You’ll set sail from the Amazon River to the Yarapa River. Keep your binoculars handy to spot tropical songbirds, black collared hawks and sloths.

You’ll also have the opportunity to go fishing for Amazonia’s ferocious piranhas, and embark on a wildlife excursion with stargazing on the black waters of Nauta Caño.

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Day 13
Maranon Creek – Casual Jungle Walk – Yanayacupucate

After some early morning birdwatching session you’ll take a jungle walk while looking for medicinal trees, insects and poison dart frogs. You’ll also have the chance to swim, canoe or kayak in Yanayacu-Pucate River as you search for pink river dolphins. 

Come nightfall, focus your telescope on the dark sky to identify the planets and constellations. 
 

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Day 14
Nauta Town – Manatee Rescue Centre – Departure

This morning you’ll head to the local fresh market and the Manatee Rescue Centre, an animal orphanage for Amazonian manatees.

You’ll also visit San Juan craft market on your way to the airport for your return flight home.

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Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing