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Essential Peru - Exodus Travels
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15 days

Essential Peru

Start and end in Lima
Tour Operator:
Exodus Travels
Max group size:
18
Age range:
16 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33216
Private available:
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Highlights

  • Take a boat to the Ballestas islands
  • View the mystical Nazca LInes
  • Explore the lost city of Machu Picchu
  • Visit Uros floating islands

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

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Itinerary

Start and end in Lima! With the Adventure tour Essential Peru, you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Lima, Peru and 13 other destinations in Peru. Essential Peru includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Lima.
  2. Day 2: Drive south along the coast and sail to the Ballestas Islands, home to the highest concentration of marine birds in the world; overnight in Ica.
  3. Day 3: On to Nazca; see the Nazca lines; optional scenic flight.
  4. Day 4: Turn inland from coastal desert, climbing high into the Andes.
  5. Day 5: Drive to Cuzco (3400m) visiting Inca sites on the way.
  6. Day 6: Free day to explore Cuzco.
  7. Day 7: Train to Aguas Calientes; tour of Machu Picchu.
  8. Day 8: Free morning or optional second visit to Machu Picchu; afternoon return to Cuzco by train and by road.
  9. Day 9: Free day for optional excursions.
  10. Day 10: Drive to Lake Titicaca (3800m), with stops en route; boat to Amantani Island for homestay.
  11. Day 11: Explore the island; afternoon boat to Puno visiting the floating reed islands.
  12. Day 12: Drive across the altiplano to Colca Canyon.
  13. Day 13: Morning condor viewing; afternoon drive past huge volcanoes to the 'White City' of Arequipa (2350m).
  14. Day 14: Morning visit Santa Catalina Convent; afternoon fly to Lima.
  15. Day 15: End Lima.
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.4
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  • FK
    · October 30th, 2019
    Peru is a fantastic country with so much to offer the traveler; this tour was amazing, sites, hotels, food and most of all the guide, Raul. Exodus clearly worked hard to get an adventure packed country tour into a limited timeframe but with time to see... Show more
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • R
    · October 8th, 2019
    is this a review of our guide??.if so...professional at all times, very communicative, knows his subject, v good at both the important and not so important things, English is fine, sociable with group...all in all a credit to himself, his country and to... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • RH
    · October 2nd, 2019
    Definately a bucket list trip. Beautiful country, nice people, good food.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • A
    · October 16th, 2013
    This trip is amazing, I can't believe all of the amazing things that we saw in such a short time. There is a lot of travelling involved but it is all worthwhile.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Machu Picchu - Seeing the site for the... Show more
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  • A
    · September 16th, 2013
    A tiring but absolutely amazing trip. Best way to see a lot of the amazing sights and scenes Peru has to offer. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Walking up to the entrance to Macchu Picchu and looking down on the old city. Also seeing... Show more
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  • A
    · August 28th, 2013
    One word describes this Exodus trip - 'exceptional.' ‘Essential Peru’ is a comprehensive trip covering the highlights of such a wonderful country. Trip is really well planned and paced allowing one to discover the dramatic contrasts Peru has to offer.... Show more
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  • A
    · August 28th, 2013
    One word describes this Exodus trip - 'exceptional.'
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  • A
    · August 15th, 2013
    The trip of a lifetime.So many varied sights and experiences packed into a fortnight made even better by a hugely supportive,friendly and entertaining set of fellow travellers and a brilliant guide.  What was the most inspirational moment of your... Show more
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  • A
    · August 13th, 2013
    Essential Peru packs a huge punch. It's 14 days of none stop action, sights and experiences. It's tiring at times but gives you a wonderful flavour of a wonderful country.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing Machu Picchu from the... Show more
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  • A
    · June 23rd, 2013
    From start to finish this is a full on adventure - constantly on the go but seeing so much as a consequence.  Stunning scenery and very friendly people.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Climbing up to Machu Picchu and the view fromÂ... Show more
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Essential Peru
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  • For this trip, Is it possible to stay in a hotel instead of the one night homestay?

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Good to Know

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  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F. As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, C, E, F.

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  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 10 days before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
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    • For any tour departing before June 29th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 29th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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