Classic Peru tailor made tour

“This two-week holiday to Peru rattles through the cultural and natural highlights of a country that spans ocean, mountains, jungle and desert.”

Highlights

Lima | Arequipa | Colca Canyon | Mirador Cruz del Condor | Chivay | Yanque | Lake Titicaca | Lampa | Taquile Island | Luquina Chico | Uros Islands | Cusco | Chinchero | Maras saltpans | Moray ruins | Sacred Valley of the Incas | Pisac | Ollantaytambo fortress | train to Machu Picchu

Description of Classic Peru tailor made tour

This tailor made Peru holiday explores an array of headline sites, throwing in locally guided tours of cities and archaeological wonders along the way.

You’ll see vastly different cities: Lima, the huge metropolis between the Pacific and the Andes; volcano-backed Arequipa and its marble-white plazas; the high-rise former Inca capital of Cusco. But you’ll also ramble through remote regions like the Colca Canyon, where traditional rural ways (and flocks of flamingos, alpaca shepherds and llama packs) live on undisturbed. Other hits include Lake Titicaca, a bright blue lake on the Bolivian border, the intangible Uros Islands, the staggered (and staggering) Maras saltpans, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas – AKA the gateway to Machu Picchu.

As this is a tailor made Peru holiday, you’ll be able to spend as much (or as little) time in each place as you like.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
On this tailor made tour, you choose the highlights - from excursions to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu our qualified local guides will be able to describe how bygone civilisations adapted to use the natural resources to sustain a sophisticated agricultural system.

Our hotel choices in Machu Picchu, El Mapi, belong to the Peruvian owned chain Inkaterra which is a pioneer in sustainable tourism and promotes scientific research for the conservation of ecosystems and Natural Resources funded by Ecotourism, as a replicable model for local communities; offering authentic experiences, capturing, disseminating and educating about the culture and nature of Peru. They aim to define and respect authentic cultural, social and environmental values, including: using environmentally friendly products and maintaining good communication with suppliers, using energy and water efficiently, and providing adequate waste treatment, developing continuous improvement in their management and process controls by minimizing negative impacts and providing experience in the formulation of standards and creation of protected areas.

On site visits such as Machu Picchu we follow and draw passengers attention to all the rules of the site to avoid the erosion or damage. These include ensuring that you do not take food onto the site but rather eat outside the grounds, do not approach the llamas and alpacas, do not climb on certain structures on the site or take walking poles with metal pointed ends, among other restrictions. We encourage you to take a moment of respite at the site to take in the views in all its beauty and splendour which in turn helps people to understand the important of the restrictions in place.

Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Our aim is to familiarise you intimately with a rich indigenous culture, introducing you to local markets bursting with produce and crafts, such as that at Pisac in the Sacred Valley and the indigenous market in La Paz. Excursion options to pre-Columbian and Spanish archaeological sites are designed to help you appreciate the value of this heritage and the need to conserve it; our local guides are recruited for their comprehensive knowledge.

The hotels we hand pick all do their bit for the community. Pakaritampu in the Sacred Valley of the Incas for example, supports a local community project providing food for local people of limited income. Our aim is also to familiarise you intimately with the rich contemporary indigenous culture, introducing you to local bursting with produce and crafts. The Uros islanders, for example, depend largely on sales of their crafts to survive and we encourage you to make small purchases on your excursion on Lake Titicaca.

One of our hotels, Pakaritampu in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, supports a local community project providing food for local people of limited income. Our aim is also to familiarise you intimately with the rich contemporary indigenous culture, introducing you to local bursting with produce and crafts. The Uros islanders, for example, depend largely on sales of their crafts to survive and we encourage you to make small purchases on your excursion on Lake Titicaca.

All our excursions to pre-Columbian and Spanish archaeological sites are designed to help you appreciate the value of this heritage and the need to conserve it.

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