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Essential Peru

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Essential Peru - Exodus Travels
Essential Peru - Exodus Travels
Excellent
105 reviews
Starts
Lima
+15 Destinations
Andes Mountains
Ends
Lima
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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
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Adventure, Train & Rail
Start and end in Lima! With the adventure tour Essential Peru, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Lima, Peru and 14 other destinations in Peru. Essential Peru includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

105 Reviews

  • Essential Peru reviewer 1
    Written on October 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 first... Read more

  • Essential Peru reviewer 2
    Written on September 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 the... Read more

  • Essential Peru reviewer 3
    Written on August 28, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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. From... Read more

  • Essential Peru reviewer 4
    Written on August 28, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    One word describes this Exodus trip - 'exceptional.'

  • Essential Peru reviewer 5
    Written on August 15, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 trip?Each... Read more

  • Essential Peru reviewer 6
    Written on August 13, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 sun... Read more

  • Essential Peru reviewer 7
    Written on June 23, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 from  the... Read more

  • Essential Peru reviewer 8
    Written on June 17, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    For a Solo Traveller who wishes to see as much of a Country as possible then this is the trip for you.  From start to finish this trip was well organised and ran like a well oiled machine.  There was a lot to pack into this trip and this required some very... Read more

  • Essential Peru reviewer 9
    Written on June 10, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent trip if you want to see as much as possible in time available. Long journeys but broken up and comfortable transport. Marcial our guide was excellent - thankfully he had a great sense of humour!What was the most inspirational moment of your... Read more

  • Essential Peru reviewer 10
    Written on April 30, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Peru is a beautiful country - there's lots to see and experience What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Classically it has to be Macchu Picchu - an amazing place and luckily we  had glorious weather too. Have to say watching the condours came... Read more

Itinerary

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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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  • For this trip, Is it possible to stay in a hotel instead of the one night homestay?

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Vaccinations

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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
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Rabies
Recommended for Peru. Ideally 1 month before travel.
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Location
Start and end in Lima.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Exodus Travels to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 January 2019 the full payment of $2,199 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2199 for Essential Peru, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,379 km.
  • Lima (Peru)
  • 201 km
  • Reserva Nacional Islas Ballestas (Peru)
  • 26 km
  • Reserva Nacional De Paracas (Peru)
  • 57 km
  • Ica (Peru)
  • 3 km
  • Oasis of Huacachina (Peru)
  • 122 km
  • Nazca (Peru)
  • 352 km
  • Cusco (Peru)
  • 72 km
  • Aguas Calientes (Peru)
  • 8 km
  • Machu Picchu (Peru)
  • 8 km
  • Aguas Calientes (Peru)
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