Peru 21 day itinerary

“A tailor made, 3 week holiday around Peru, staying in small, locally owned accommodation and using a mix of private and public transfers. This covers the gorgeous Peruvian gamut. Go for it. ”

Highlights

Lima | Huacachina | Islas Ballestas | Nazca | Arequipa | Chivay | Cruz del Condor | Puno | Lake Titicaca | Puno | Cusco | Wayllabamba | Pacaymayo | Winay Wayna | Machu Picchu | Hike the Lares Trail | Puerto Maldonado | Andes | Amazon Rainforest

Description of Peru 21 day itinerary

This three week Peru holiday is a tailor made itinerary that we like to think of as the complete Peruvian package. Although far from a package holiday of course, as we devise a carefully crafted itinerary to suit your interests, and also any activities you would like to go for. Our itinerary below is a framework that we can adapt accordingly.

Starting in Lima, where the Centro Historico is home to both pre-Hispanic and colonial architecture, and where there is an extremely lively café scene, with superb food and lively markets. On this trip we encourage you to spend two or three days in each place, so that you have time not only to relax but also immerse yourself in the places you are visiting. Such as in the laid back and very beautiful Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Inca and colonial influences, all with the backdrop of a snow capped volcano.

Enjoy being driven across the famous Altiplano to Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest, famous for its resident condors and where you should take a couple of days to take in the natural wonders of this Peruvian terrain. Next stop is another famous one, Lake Titicaca, where you stay at a waterfront accommodation, enjoy a boat ride and absorb the beauty of this enormous lake.

The next stop is the highlight of the trip for many of our travellers, heading on to Cusco which is gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. You will spend five days in this region, taking on the Lares Trail up to Machu Picchu and then get the train back down to Cusco.

For your last leg you have one of the worlds’ greatest natural sights, the Amazon Rainforest, where you can relax after your days of trekking and enjoy a motorised canoe ride, chilling out a jungle ecolodge on the banks of the river, and just sitting back, watching and listening to the wildlife all around. One extraordinary place to finish your Peruvian odyssey, before taking a flight back to Lima.

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Departure information

Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Peru 21 day itinerary

Environment

In Peru we mainly book small-scale, low key accommodation options for our clients. Mainly clients will stay in Pousada's which are historical buildings that have been restored to help keep tourism sustainable in a highly visited area..

Exploring the scared valley, you will be staying in accommodation that compliments the beautiful landscape of the area without damaging the wonderful cultural heritage of one of Peru’s most popular area.

Heading in to the Amazon you will experience sustainability at its best, lodges running with minimal electricity, educational experiences on the flora and forna which is still used in traditional ways. With excursions focusing on the not only the wildlife but also protecting this amazing ecosystem.

Our local partner in Peru also shares the same values as us in terms of using as little energy in the office as possibe and also recycling. We both use minimal paper in our offices and have all paper used recycled. Including the travel documentation provided on arrival to Peru. We both use minimal paper in our offices and have all paper used recycled, including the documentation provided on arrival to Peru. This documentation covers a range of topics such as wildlife and fauna, how to prevent destruction through sensible buying of local artefacts made of rare wood and not posing for photos with wildlife and interfering with it's nature habitat. Also included is a 'Keeping it Beautiful' section which reminds and encourages our customers to not litter, leaving rocks and plants where they are and trying to set a good example for other tourists and locals alike.

Community

Our local partners actively participate in donation campaigns to send clothes or foodstuff to different provinces in the country, such as the highest cities in Puno and Cusco, and poorer areas of Lima.

Offering tours to off the beaten track areas not visited on the tourist trail enriches not only customer experience supports the local community, keeping areas true to their roots and helping to enrich the culture and history.

At home we also strive to support local businesses, charities and the community. We use a local catering company for fresh, healthy lunches in our Brighton office everyday, use a local recycling company for all our waste, use small independent companies for work events such as the summer party where we took an African drumming lesson in a local church hall and offer all our staff a day out of the office to volunteer at the charity of their choice.

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