Peru in 11 day itinerary
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Description of Peru in 11 day itinerary
This eleven day Peru holiday is a whirlwind trip of the country’s most famous sights, following an itinerary that gives you a great sense of independence. However, because your accommodation and travel are booked for you and all logistics are handled, the Peruvian way is paved in a way that makes your quick trip as straight forward as possible.
You will also have a few days in each location, and we can tweak the itinerary to suit your interests of course, starting and ending in Lima, the lively capital city. Here you will have a local Limeño guide to show you around the Miraflores food market and colonial centre, while staying in a locally owned posada, or traditional inn. Then, after flying south to Juliaca, and enjoying a private transfer across the Altiplano to Puno, you enter the world of Lake Titicaca where you spend a couple of days enjoying the water and exploring the stunning man made reed islands.
Your next journey is north, by bus, to Cusco, gateway to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and where you spend your last few days taking in this great Andean landscape as well as its revered ancient Inca heritage. Take a train up to the starting point of your Inca trek, which is a short version of the great one that takes several days, and which involves a lot of camping. This way you stay in a traditional posada in Aguas Calientes, but have two days to explore the great Inca citadel and various other aspects of the Sacred Valley, before heading back to Cusco to take a flight back to Lima.
1 Reviews of Peru in 11 day itinerary
Reviewed on 05 Feb 2018 by Sally Sheppard
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Walking the shortened Inca Trail. Staying at the station platform hotel in Ollantaytambo- fab accommodation and exquisite food- one of the best meals we have ever had; both evening meal and breakfast were fantastic. The boutique hotel we stayed in (Hotel Encantada, Cusco) was also fantastic - a great location overlooking Cusco, and within easy walking distance of Sascayhuman Inca citadel in Cusco as well as easy walking distance to the old town of Cusco.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Talk to Ross from our tour company, he is excellent at listening to your dreams and making them reality! Fantastic attention to detail too..thanks so much Ross.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes definitely, we had a laugh in a Tuk-Tuk in Urabamba, had lunch in a Inca Courtyard in Ollantaytambo in a traditional Inca settlement, which has been continuously inhabited since Inca times, were given a great tour of the backstreets and local highlights of Lima.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Amazing experience, thanks to the great team that Ross has found in Peru. thank you very much indeed
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Thank you for taking the time to not only speak with me on your return about your wonderful trip but also reviewing online as well.
It really is great to hear that you loved our trips and style of travel and that you found us via our friends at Responsible Travel.
We look forward to welcoming you back to us for your next adventure.
PlanetIn Peru we mainly book small-scale, low key accommodation options for our clients. Mainly clients will stay in Pousadas which are historical buildings that have been restored to sustain tourism.
Exploring the Sacred Valley and staying in accommodation that compliments the beautiful landscape of the area without damaging the wonderful cultural heritage of one of Peru’s most popular areas.
Our local partner in Peru also shares the same values as us in terms of using as little energy in the office and also recycling. 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 artifacts 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.
PeopleOur 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. Meeting the local communities on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca for example, is a way to meet the real people away from tourist trap areas, leading to a better way of life for the locals, whilst offering customers a real insight in to this unusual way of life.
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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