Peru Highlights Tour Overview Travel around the best of Peru with our Andean Highlights Tour package. From the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu to the vibrant city of Arequipa, this tour will take you on a journey through Peru’s rich history and culture. Explore the Sacred Valley, visit the colonial city of Cusco, and witness […]
Peru Highlights Tour 10-Day – Travel plan between Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, and Machu Picchu: start your trips in not-so-high elevations of the Andes near the Peruvian coast in the vicinity of Arequipa and then gradually ascend to the remote Andes visiting exclusive tourist sites such as bird watching the Condors through the Colca Canyon and then continue to Lake Titicaca to navigate its blue waters and finally conquer Machu Picchu and the rainbow mountains.
Highlights of Peru: Explore the magnificent constructions of Machu Picchu to the impressive architectural structures of the White City of Arequipa, heading towards the imposing Colca Canyon until you reach the legendary ruins of Lake Titicaca; each combined itinerary contains the best and ranked tourist attractions in southern Peru. Visit the most outstanding destinations in Peru, and get ready to discover the best of the Arequipa, Puno, and Cusco regions in South America.
Venture on an unforgettable experience through Peru with our Highlights Tour. This carefully crafted itinerary will take you to some of the country’s most iconic destinations, including the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, and the mysterious Rainbow Mountain. Along the way, you’ll experience the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes, making Peru a unique and fascinating destination.
Travel around the best of Peru with our Andean Highlights Tour package. From the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu to the vibrant city of Arequipa, this tour will take you on a journey through Peru’s rich history and culture. Explore the Sacred Valley, visit the colonial city of Cusco, and witness the beauty of Lake Titicaca. Our expert guides will provide an in-depth understanding of the local culture and traditions, while the comfortable accommodations and transportation will ensure a stress-free and enjoyable trip.
Why You’ll Love the Highlights of Peru
PRESENTATION OF HIGHLIGHTS OF PERU TOUR: Travel to Peru to the Andes Arequipa, Colca Valley, Lake Titicaca, Rainbow Mountain, and Machu Picchu Highlights of Peru Tour. Explore ancient ruins, vibrant cities, and breathtaking landscapes.
DURING THE MORNING ARRIVAL BY PLANE TO AREQUIPA
Organize your trip from Lima or another place in Peru to Arequipa during the morning! Our guide and driver of the vehicle are waiting for you at the airport, “look for the Kondor Path Tours sign with your name inscribed on it” Then we have the transfer service to the hotel in the center of Arequipa.
CITY TOUR AREQUIPA IN THE AFTERNOON
At 1:30 pm, we begin with a guided tour of the White City of Arequipa, declared a “Cultural Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO. Explore the most attractive historical and architectural areas of Arequipa.
At 09:30, we start the trip towards the Andes of Arequipa, towards the valley of Chivay; the journey takes approximately three and a half hours. Enjoy technical stops to enjoy the panoramic views and especially the fauna of the Andes, such as the Vicuñas “family of South American camelids” with incredible views of the Valley of the Volcanoes. In the afternoon, enjoy the thermal baths of La Calera near Chivay.
At 06:30, the Colca Canyon trip begins towards Condors’s most spectacular viewpoint: “Cruz del Condor viewpoint.” Observe the Andean condor between 8 am and 9:30 am.
AFTER THE CONDOR VIEWPOINT:
Optional visits to the folkloric towns of Pinchollo, Maca, and Yanque, with their incredible viewpoints and white ashlar chapel.
At approximately 11 in the morning, we start the trip to Puno. At 3:30 pm m., explore the ruins of Chullpas de Sillustani before entering Puno to spend the night near Lake Titicaca, “the highest navigable and inhabited lake in the world.”
At 07:40 am, pick up service from the hotel in Puno to go to the port of Lake Titicaca to start the excursion to the islands of Uros and Taquile. The tour is done by speedboat to have more time in our visits, enjoying the trip around Lake Titicaca to the fullest.
UROS FLOATING ISLANDS
A magnificent trip to take pictures of the entire population or islands of the Uros. Visitors can ride inside the boat, on the back, or the roof for one of the best full-perspective photos. Enjoy walking on one of the floating islands and visiting the native families of Lake Titicaca.
When we arrive at the port of Taquile, we have to climb a slope that we recommend strolling until we reach the Taquile square. Once in Taquile, we take a guided tour through the traditions and culture of the islanders with unique panoramic views of Lake Titicaca. We arrive back in Puno between 03:30 to 04:30 pm.
At 05:00, we start the trip to the northwest of Puno towards the rainbow mountains of Vinicunca, “approximately 4 hours and 50 minutes of travel”.
Once we get to the Rainbow Mountain parking lot! The saddle horses wait for us to ride them for 50 minutes near the colorful peak! 18-minute walk to the rainbow mountain Passes to enjoy the views and the rainbow mountain range.
To have the complete experience through the Andes of Cusco – The return on horseback takes about 35 minutes until you reach the vehicle! The vehicular trip continues to Cusco, which lasts about three more hours.
For many travelers, the center of Cusco, especially the main square, is one of the most charming in all of Peru, so it is worth giving yourself a day of free time to explore the center of Cusco at your leisure or do other activities. Cusco is the tourist metropolis of all of Peru.
Activities to explore in Cusco
At 09:00, we start a trip to explore part of the Sacred Valley and the Inca ruins in the northwest of Cusco, known as the four ruins. Visit the ruins of Pisac, such as the Cuyo Chico and Taray viewpoint, with views of the Inca terraces and the Inca Valley.
Returning to Cusco, visit the incredible Inca fountains of Tambomachay with their peculiar and unique architecture, then explore the Inca control of Puca Pucara and the Qenqo labyrinth. The exploration ends with the colossal temple of Sacsayhuaman, where the stones are immense! United perfectly for many researchers, Sacsayhuaman is the maximum architectural expression of the Inca empire.
At 7:30 we start the trip to Machu Picchu Pueblo! Firstly, by car and then by train.
During the trip, visit charming places such as the textile center of Chinchero and, the incredible ruins of Chinchero, the salt mines of Maras, with their white views intermingling with the valleys. Guided visit to the magnificent circular terraces of Moray and the ruins of Ollantaytambo with its imposing temple of the sun.
In the afternoon, travel by train for approximately one hour and 40 minutes until we reach Machu Picchu Pueblo, better known as Aguas Calientes, to spend not far from the ruins of Machu Picchu. “at the foot of the mountain.”
In the morning, enjoy a 2-hour guided tour inside the Machu Picchu citadel through Circuit 1 or 2, which are the best for panoramic views from the Machu Picchu viewpoint!
The guided tour consists of visiting the fantastic sites of the Inca citadel, such as the house of the Inca guardian, the agricultural area, the residential area, the temple of the sun, the quarries, the sundial, and the residence of the chosen ones of the sun, and the Inca sources. The tour takes you walking to enjoy every corner of Machu Picchu to have some of the best photographic perspectives of Machu Picchu.
After noon we return to Cusco by train to the Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo, we board the private tourist vehicle to travel to Cusco; “The whole trip takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes.”
When travelers indicate their air flight from Cusco to Lima, we have a transfer service from the hotel to the Cusco airport.
Thank you very much for your trips with Kondor Path Tours in Peru.
5th. Day: Rainbow Mt. from Puno to Cusco
6th. Day: Free Day in Cusco
7th. Day: Tour Pisac with Cusco City Tour
8th. Day: Chinchero, Moray, Ollantaytambo | PM Train to Machu Picchu Pueblo
9th. Day: AM Machu Picchu Guided Tour | PM Return to Cusco by Train
10th. Day: Cusco Out
On-site logistical support from our office in Peru
All taxes (Peru)
We recommend using a duffel bag or backpack, whichever you find easiest. A good size daypack is also essential.
Cold Weather: Cusco Andes Mountains
Health & Safety:
Notes of Highlights Peru:
Machu Picchu Tickets are valid for a single entry, and re-entry is impossible! To re-enter, you have to buy a new entrance ticket in advance.
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PRICES PER PERSON [U.S Dollar] 2023, with hotel*** twin-share or matrimonial
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Highlights of Peru Tour 10-Day: Embark on a journey through history and culture with our Peru highlights tours. Explore ancient ruins, sample local cuisine, and immerse yourself in Peru’s vibrant culture.