Peru tailormade holiday

“From pre-Inca ruins and preserved ice mummies to the bustling metropolis of Lima, you’ll feel like you’re time travelling on this highlight-packed tour of Peru.”

Highlights

Lima | Arequipa | Colca Canyon Group Tour | Coporaque village & the San Antonio hill | Cruz del Condor | Uros & Taquile Islands | Cusco & Ruins | Sacred Valley Tour | Train to Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu Guided Tour |

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
With Alpaca wool on tap, it'll be hard to resist the hand woven textiles so make sure you leave some room in your suitcase.
Trip type:
Tailor made.
Activity level:
Moderate.
Accomm:
13 nights hotel, 1 night lodge.
Solos:
Welcome. A surcharge might apply for single rooms.
Included:
Accomm., transport, transfers, guide, listed activities, entry fees.
Meals:
All breakfasts, 3 lunches.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Peru tailormade holiday

Environment

On our Highlights of Peru Holiday we take great care to preserve the environment in the areas you will be visiting. By travelling overland from Arequipa to Puno, and from Puno to Cusco, (in shared or public transport where possible) you will reduce the domestic flights needed to get around the country and lower the carbon footprint of your trip.

We are proud to support our local operator in Arequipa in annual clean-up and reforestation campaigns. In 2013 over 400 people participated in the Colca Canyon clean-up, including school and university students, local people and professionals from Arequipa. In the Corporaque area, 550 new trees were planted by our local operator and volunteers from the local community. By working with the community on these projects, local people are involved in dealing with waste disposal in remote areas and caring for the environment in their daily lives.

We provide responsible travel guidelines to all our travellers with advice on how they can help to preserve the environments they are visiting.

Community

We work with local operators and accommodation owners who share our commitment to responsible travel wherever possible.

The Highlights of Peru Holiday includes a stay in a community run lodge in the Colca Canyon, as well as a visit to the local community in Puno. You will meet local people and eat locally sourced and prepared traditional foods. Your participation will directly benefit local communities economically and also socially, as traditional ways of life and customs are validated. We are respectful towards the communities that we will take you to visit, and you will always be accompanied by a local guide. The family run tour operator you will travel with in the Colca Canyon organises and finances regular events such as travelling clinics and environmental projects in Colca, so that the wider community benefits from tourism, not just those directly involved.

Our local operator in Cusco is owned and run by a local family who take pride in employing local people and in giving back to the wider community. They organise regular events to support isolated communities in the Cusco area, including emergency relief campaigns to areas affected by flooding during the rainy season.

Reviews of Peru tailormade holiday

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 01 Oct 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Peru is a wonderful destination with so much more to offer than just the iconic Machu Picchu - all thoroughly recommended.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


As we did, do the circuit in an anti-clockwise direction, so that you finish up with
Macchu Pichu as the jewel in the crown, but don't miss out Arequipa and Colca Canyon.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


In a relatively poor country where tourism is so important to the economy, every aspect of such a trip benefits the people somehow - even paying a child to take their photograph is a valuable contribution. Likewise, tourism as a source of income, by its very need, supports conservation of the tourist sights. Balancing this need with the reduction in environmental impact is a conundrum that Peru seems more aware of than a number of other countries we have visited. We wish them well in their efforts.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


A first rate and memorable experience made to run like clockwork by the efforts of the team at the Holiday providers.

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