Essential Peru

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Essential Peru - Grand American Adventures
Essential Peru - Grand American Adventures
+9 Destinations
Andes Mountains


Start and end in Lima! With the in-depth cultural tour Essential Peru, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Lima, Peru and 8 other destinations in Peru. Essential Peru includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Home-stay, Lodge
Max Group Size
Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
  • Robert Smith's review about another Grand American Adventures tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    We really enjoyed the hot springs, the kayaking, the snorkelling, Tortuguero National Park, the abundance of birds and mammals and Manuel Antonio National Park beaches. We found being in the bus every other day a bit tiring and would like to see Golfito... Read more

  • Antun Pivovarski's review about another Grand American Adventures tour
    4.0 - Good

    Our guide, Enio, and driver, Junior, were absolutely fantastic. They went above and beyond to make sure we had the best trip possible. The coach was lovely with very good air conditioning. Unfortunately I would have to say that the accomodation was... Read more

  • John Courtney Mundy's review about another Grand American Adventures tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Wonderful tour, My wife & I with 15 other fantastic people. Our tour guide Jorge was born in heaven and was the most professional , friendly, happy person that you dream about. Our memories of Cuba will last our lifetimes. Our group was so lovely we did... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Lima
  2. Day 2: Ballestas Islands
  3. Day 3: Nazca Lines
  4. Day 4: Andes
  5. Day 5: Cusco
  6. Day 6: Cusco
  7. Day 7: Machu Picchu
  8. Day 8: Aguas Calientes
  9. Day 9: Cusco
  10. Day 10: Lake Titicaca
  11. Day 11: Puno
  12. Day 12: Colca Canyon
  13. Day 13: Arequipa Region
  14. Day 14: Arequipa Region, Lima
  15. Day 15: Lima

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Meals


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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • How much luggage am I allowed to take?

      Each traveller is allowed to take 1 main luggage (20kgs maximum) and one small daypack.

    • How can I get from the airport to the meeting point hotel?

      Free arrival and departure transfers are included in this tour package - if traveller would like us to add the arrival/departure transfer to your booking, please, forward us your flight details at least 1 month prior your trip departure.

      There is an option to take a taxi: the journey from the airport to the meeting point takes approximately 45 minutes and we recommend to use offical airport taxis which are safer; e.g. Taxi Green.

    • What is the physical rating of this tour?

      Essential Peru is a discovery tour suitable for travellers will all levels of fitness. This tour has a more relaxed pace focusing on discovering local culture, enjoying beautiful surroundings and visiting main attractions.

    Ask a question logo What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Bernard5th October 2018
      Very efficient and knowledgeable staff, Was quick and complete. We knew what we wanted and the info and reservation was made quickly and efficiently.



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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go



    Plugs & Adapters



    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.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Recommended for Peru. Ideally 10 days before travel.


    Start and end in Lima.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Grand American Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Grand American Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 90 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 12 March 2019 the full payment of $2,351 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2351 for Essential Peru, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Grand American Adventures tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 2,332 km.
    • Lima (Peru)
    • 201 km
    • Reserva Nacional Islas Ballestas (Peru)
    • 199 km
    • Nazca (Peru)
    • 352 km
    • Cusco (Peru)
    • 65 km
    • Machu Picchu (Peru)
    • 8 km
    • Aguas Calientes (Peru)
    • 72 km
    • Cusco (Peru)
    • 333 km
    • Lake Titicaca (Peru)
    • 238 km
    • Canon del Colca (Peru)
    • 95 km
    • Arequipa (Peru)
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