“This trip packs a punch in just 17 days. You'll discover not just the best of Peru, but of South America - from the high Andes to the Amazon, via Inca ruins and soaring condors.”
Arequipa | Condors at Colca Canyon | Puno | Lake Titicaca | Floating Uros and Taquile Islands | Cuzco | First class train ride across Altiplano | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu by train | Aguas Calientes | Pisac | Puerto Maldonado | 3 days in Amazon Rainforest
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This trip can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.
Our top tip:
Do book as far in advance as possible, especially if travelling in the peak months of July and August, to ensure tickets for Machu Picchu and the trains.
Accommodation of your choice, including colonial haciendas and rainforestlodges.
Accommodation, transport, local and international flights (if booked), some meals, driver guide, listed activities.
Responsible tourism: Tailor made holiday in Peru
Many tourists only spend one day at Machu Picchu before returning to Cuzco on the evening train. By doing this they miss out on a stay in the wonderful Pueblo Hotel. With over 5km of ecolological walks in 12 acres of private cloud forest the hotel offers educational and recreational programs, including orchid and bird walking tours and expeditions throughout the day.
Sandoval Lake Lodge is the only lodge in the Tambopata Reserve that lies on the banks of a protected oxbow lake. This privileged location gives you exclusive access to the lake in the early morning and late afternoon, the choice hours for wildlife viewing and photography. The Lodge is built entirely of mahogany driftwood and is owned jointly by a nonprofit conservation group and five families of indigenous Brazil nut collectors. Rooms come complete with en-suite facilities with hot-water showers, restricted hour electricity with power generated by solar panels.
Alternatively you may wish to have an extended stay in the Amazon at Refugio Amazonas and the Tambopata Research Centre. These lodges are part owned by the Infierno community, providing an invaluable income allowing the indigenous population to retain their identity and not be dependent on government or oil company handouts. The Research Centre is a working scientific project, monitoring breeding patterns of macaws on the nearby mineral clay lick (the largest in the world!). Therefore staying here will contribute to both the human and environmental future of the Amazon rainforest.
Reviews of Tailor made holiday in Peru
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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
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 11 Sep 2014 by Barbara Buchegger
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
EVERYTHING - it was just great!
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
To inform themselves very early (6 month before booking) to get the most out of it. We therefore had the best holidays ever and people we met on our tour were just jealouse, because we could do all the cool stuff (we had organised the permits for Huayna Picchu, the Trek to Huchuy Qosqo etc.)
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes I do
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?