PERU HIGHLIGHTS TRIP 12 DAYS
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Peru Highlights Trip is definitely is the best tour of the Southern of Peru and surrounding settlements. You will experience the most authentic Inca culture and lifestyle and visit some of the archaeological sites like Machu Picchu.
Peru Highlights Trip is introductory small group tour to Southern Peru, takes you on a fascinating journey of discovery, visiting many of the country’s most iconic sights. Experience Peru’s unique culture as you explore the famous Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Colca canyon. Peru Highlights Trip takes you to visit exotic Inca temples, splendid palaces, incredible wildlife and enticing cuisine, India promises to be a place you’ll never forget.
Explore a diverse land that combines the traditional and modern with surprise around every corner. At one side Peru Highlights Trip boasts of the immense Machu Picchu while on the other it enjoys miles of exotic Mountains. Every landscape will inspire and you’ll be welcomed by a culture of fascinating traditions and warm smiles.
The Peru Highlights Trip is a wonderful 12-day tour where you’ll enjoy fantastic places and great atmosphere; in this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, trek the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and visit the Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon. All of them in a comfortable tour and with experienced tour guide.
Our Peru Highlights Trip offers an intriguing combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery, wildlife and cultures or climbing the ancient trail of the Incas to Machu Picchu, situated in the heavens of the Americas. Because we run on our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment so that you’re free to enjoy the beauty of the region.
All departures of Peru Highlights Trip are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.
All About Peru Highlights Trip
At a glance:
- TIMING: 12 days and 11 nights.
- STARTING POINT: Cusco Airport.
- ENDING POINT: Arequipa Hotel.
- DEPARTURE DATES: The date that you suit you better.
- TYPE OF TOUR: Trekking, Cultural and History.
- Explore the city of Cusco
- Full-day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Hike four days the Inca trail to Machu Picchu
- Machu Picchu tour
- Visit the Islands of the Lake Titicaca (Takile, Amantany and Uros)
- See the deepest canyon of the world: the Colca Canyon.
- The city of Cusco
- Sacred Valley Tour – Cusco
- Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Cusco
- Lake Titicaca Tour – Puno
- Colca Canyon Tour – Arequipa.
Day 1: Cusco
Arrival to Cusco at any time, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the designated hotel.
DAY 2: Sacred Valley
Full-day tour includes the visit of the Pisac Market and the guided tour of the Inca ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
DAYS 3-4-5-6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Trek the 45 km of well-preserved Inca Trail surrounded with splendid mountains scenery. The last day, we will start very early to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu.
Day 7: Puno
Enjoy the bus tour from Cusco to Puno.
Days 8-9: Lake Titicaca
Discover the floating island of the Lake Titicaca, with overnight at Amantani Island.
Days 10 – 11: Colca Canyon
Explore the Colca Valley and watch the Andean Condors overflying the deepest canyon.
Day 12: Departure Arequipa
Departure from Arequipa at any time.
Places to be visited
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The 12-day Peru Highlights Trip will show you the most attractive parts of South America. You will travel through the high Andes of Peru visiting the enchanting sites of the city of Cusco as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, hike the trail to Machu Picchu; then, you will visit the local families in the Lake Titicaca before you go to see the deepest canyon of the word: the Colca Canyon in Arequipa.
Peru is divided into three geographical regions: the coast, the mountain chain and the jungle. Each one has numerous activities suited to its particular climate and environment. The sand dunes of Ica are popular for dune buggies. Mountain bike and river rafting has become very popular among national and international tourists in recent years, and availability in Cusco. Rapids range in difficulty and there are rafting options from novices to experts.
Trekking has become the most popular type of adventure sport among tourists in Peru. This is because of the treks offered from Cusco to Machu Picchu, as well as trails in other parts of the country such as Arequipa.
- The price of the tour does not include flights. You must buy your flight ticket.So, you’ll need to arrive to Cusco for the tour.
- The Confirmation for 12-Day Peru Highlights Trip, will be received when the tour booking is made.
Passport name, number, date of birth, gender and country is required at time of booking for all participants.
- Valid passport required on day of travel. (Expiration dates older than 6 months are valid).
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
- Not wheelchair accessible
Child seats or chairs available
- Most travelers can participate in the experience.
- Airport pickup and drop-off will be provided by arrangement with your flight information.
- There will be a maximum of 12 travelers on the tour or activity Operated by: SPT Travel & Tours.
If our scheduled departure dates don’t work for you, or you would prefer not to travel with a group, then we can also run this tour privately for you. Please contact us for more information and prices.
Departure and returning Times for the excursion differs; it will be coordinated with your guide at the briefing time. However, the excursions include from hotel to hotel.
Important note.- FOR AIRPORT TRANSFERS WE ARE FLEXIBLE, WE CAN PROVIDE THIS SERVICE AT ANY TIME.
Hotels in Cusco and Aguas calientes town / We use comfortable tourist class hotels 3-stars category.
- Address: Calle Garcilaso 233-285 – Cusco – PERU
- Rating: 3 stars
- Web: http://www.hotelesgarcilaso.com
Set over 3 floors, Hotel Garcilazo is a charming hotel decorated in a classic Cusco style – using local artisans to create an aura of beautiful Inca tradition. The hotel also benefits from cocktail bar and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel is located to half a block from the main square.
HOTEL IN «AGUAS CALIENTES» – HOSTEL PRESIDENTE OR SIMILAR
The “Hostal Presidente” is located in the heart of Aguas Calientes town. The hotel is very clean, helpful, and friendly and all rooms have a private bath and 24 hour hot water. Some of the rooms have small balconies with great views over the river Vilcanota.
- Restaurant (open to public for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Telephones with international and national dial up
- Fax services
- Luggage porters
- Laundry service
For 12-Day Peru Highlights Trip, is Included «Expedition calss Train». The traveler in the Expedition class train, will be comfortable and relaxed, and will also be informed about the most important points that we pass along the route. The Expedition has wagons completely covered by wide windows so that the traveler immerses himself in the beauty of the natural landscape, and makes his experience to Machu Picchu begin on the train.
The tour includes a 24-hour airport meet & assists service in Cusco airport, your arrival and departure airport-hotel transfers and all other transfers.
Private vehicles are used for all sightseeing tours and most of the journeys throughout the tour. A variety of transport including vans, bus and train is used when you visit Machu Picchu.
We are committed to being a small group operator, as we feel this gives everyone in the group the best chance to get to know their fellow travellers and to hear and make the most of their guide. There’s no point in us providing great guides if you’ve got to peer over 30-40 shoulders to see them! So, we won’t ever put you in a 50-seater coach with 49 other people and just one guide. Instead, we set this Peru Highlights Trip group departure to have a maximum of 10 travellers. Average group sizes are around 6 people, lower during the low season (December- March.
Fully trained English-speaking Local guides are provided for Peru Highlights Trip and many of our travellers consider them a highlight of their tour. We also provide a fully trained English-speaking guide for any sightseeing tours.
It is important when considering and preparing to travel anywhere in the world that you have a good understanding of the country you are visiting, its laws and customs, and the possible risks and situations that may occur. This includes specific risks related to your itinerary (eg. does it involve water & can you swim, are you fit enough for the activities included), as well as more general risks such as natural disasters.
General details and links to more information about health risks, visa requirements, money, and travel insurance are given in these tour notes. We recommend that you re-read all these before your departure as well as the small print of your travel insurance policy so you know exactly what is covered and what is not.
You should take copies of your important travel documents with you and ideally also store them online securely as a backup. Make sure that you have given us your emergency contact details and told that person where and when you are travelling. Ensure you take enough money with you and that you have access to emergency funds.
While an accepted part of the culture and customs in Peru, tipping is always optional, and any amounts paid should reflect excellent service.
It is normal and accepted for people to tip differently, and you should not feel under any pressure to tip any particular amount. We are often asked for advice on common amounts however, and suggest that you consider around US$ 5-10 per person per day for guides, US$ 3-7 p/p/day for assistant guides or tour leaders, and US$ 2-5 p/p/day for porters and drivers.
12-Day Peru Highlights Trip experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel it or request a modification, the amount paid will not be refunded. More information see at term & Condition.
Yes! You must bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport that you sent us to reserve your Machu Picchu Permits. Your passport will be checked at the Machu Picchu checkpoint and when you board the train.
Update passport numbers:
If you are renewing your passport, feel free to email us a copy of your old passport to reserve your Machu Picchu Permits. If you no longer have your old passport, any government-issued ID will be accepted, as long as the name is the same. Once you have received your new passport. Email us a copy of your new passport as soon as possible to change your ticket information.
Travelling at Peru will be best during the seasons from Mach to November. But according to the will of the travellers, the trekking and visiting Peru can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the autumn and winter time or April to October but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.
Yes, our staff will be waiting in the airport and will pick you up. We will be displaying our name card of “Sunrise Peru Trek” with your name on it, and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is Included in the bugged of the tour.
The trekking in Peru is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Peru want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Peru to different parts of Peru. Generally, trekking in Peruwill goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 2000 meters to 5,200 meters which has categories in various stage of grade the most popular treks are the Inca Trail and Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
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About remining balance?
The remining balance you’ll pay in cash once you arrive to Cusco in USD or soles (Peruvian currency), to the change of the day; or if you prefer PayPal (7% service charge applies) for the bank commission. Also, you can pay us by Visa credit card only (5% service charge applies). Please let us know which one you prefer.
Yes, As travelers, we know how important it is to spend quality time with family. For this reason, we want to offer a unique experience in Peru where even the little ones will be amazed by the incredible beauty of our country. If you want more information, do not hesitate to contact our team.
It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly for you. Choose the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.
Yes. Since we are Cusco – Peru based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Cusco city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package; if you like to organize individually tour, can be organized according to your interest.
While visiting to Peru, guides is almost mandatory to visit the archaeological sites in Peru for everyone; when you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Peru many times then s/he may not need guide. But the guide can play big role to make your tour. They will provide information about the tour destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the tour, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the travellers themselves to solve them.
Yes Peru is safe to Travel. Safety during traveling in Peru is one of the prime concerns that every tourist or traveler want to know. In the past, Peru has experienced problems with terrorist; but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking and tour as well as in whole Peru.
You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up 5000m. We suggest you buy insurance policy in your country. We don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Peru.
Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will travel in high altitudes like Cusco. But there are certain measures that can be applied while traveling at the high altitudes; which help the travellers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affect to any trekkers/ traveller then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.
Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek /tour. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip.
We advise you to bring US dollars; it is always better to travel with US dollars.
Peru has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available through Peru. There is some ATM in bigger town on treks; when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. Some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.
We recommend you to book your trip in few month advances. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodate LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Inca Trail to Machu Picchu we need to reserve the permits so we highly recommend earliest is best for us. [/wptab] [end_wptabset]
You need to pay 40% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Cusco – Peru and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Cusco.