12 Day Peru with Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca & Arequipa from $4299 pp incl. flights

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $4299 per person twin share   escorted tourenglish speaking guides Great Value with Go West
Book with Go West Travel and get super prices, great accommodation and more included that the usual ‘entry level tours’. 

Tour of Colonial Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Discover Cuzco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire and see the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu via The Voyager Inca Rail Train
Drive through the Andean Plains to pristine Lake Titicaca and enjoy an excursion by boat to the fascinating Uros Floating Islands.
Journey to the Colca Canyon, the deepest in the world, and see the exquisite shimmering architecture in the “White City” of Arequipa

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 30 APRIL 2019 

Departs SYD 31 AUG ’19
flying 
 Final Book By:30 APRIL 2019  Deposit: $1999pp
Final Balance: 90 days prior

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Prices correct as at 2019-04-09 16:25:26 Booking Terms and Conditions
Other Travel Dates and prices

Ask for price on these other departure dates;

2019 Dates
Apr-20 $ 6049* Aug-31 $ 4299*
May-04 $ 4649* Sep-14 $ 4649*
May-11 $ 4649* Sep-21 $ 4749*
May 25  (Sold Out) $ 4749* Sep-28 $ 4649*
Jun-15 (sold out) $ 4949* Oct-12 $ 4449*
Jun-29 $ 4749* Oct-26 $ 4449*
Jul-06 $ 4449* Nov-16 $ 4449*
Aug-10 $ 4499* Dec-21 $ 5149*

Very Important note, the Airline used for the highlighted deal may not be the same for all dates, Go West Travel offers best pricing at the time of booking and uses various airlines over the range of dates- and yes, I certainly can book you on your preferred airline or alliance and quote as you ask.

*prices based on two people travelling, Twin Share Accommodation, and flying Economy Class. Sale airfares are correct and available as at date of eBrochure, but strictly subject to availability and confirmation from the Airlines. Space on escorted tours is subject to confirmation from tour operator. Book and confirm early to guarantee availability.

*WARNING, spots on these genuine sales and special tours sell out very fast. Please ask for available dates so I can hold space for you.

~ Ask about a supplement to fly your preferred airline or alliance.

Escorted Package Includes

Round trip flights Sydney-Lima, Lima-Sydney
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
All intra-flights: Lima-Cuzco & Arequipa-Lima
11 nights accommodations
3 nights Lima
3 nights Cuzco
2 nights Puno
2 nights Colca
1 night Arequipa

Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
17 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Services of English-speaking local guides
Entrance fees per itinerary

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.
~to make it easier for you I include tips in the price so you dont have to worry about it.

† Transfers may be in a group coach, minivan or private vehicle

Daily Itinerary

This 12 day “on-the-go” program features the highlights of Peru in an active itinerary which includes several walking tours as well as some early starts and long days.

DAY 1, Saturday – Depart for Peru

Departure Airline Flight # From To  Arrival Total Duration
31-Aug-19 11:15AM Qantas Airways
Operated by LATAM
321

Sydney

Santiago 31-Aug-19 01:20PM 21h 00m
31-Aug-19 02:29PM Qantas Airways 3936 Santiago Lima 31-Aug-19 05:15PM

Depart for Lima, Peru; arrival and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure with time to rest, relax and acquaint yourself with Peru’s vibrant capital, founded in 1535 by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Overnight: Lima

DAY 2, Sunday – Lima City Tour
This morning’s tour of Lima, with its 2000 years of history, begins at the colonial center of the city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its historic buildings surrounding the splendid Plaza Mayor. View the impressive Palace of the Archbishop with its fine carved balcony, the opulent Government Palace, official residence of the President, and the 16th century Cathedral of Lima whose first stone was laid by Pizarro. Continue to the 17th century Monasterio de San Francisco complex with its magnificent tiles, ornate carved ceilings, exceptional paintings and world-renowned library. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure or join the optional Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins tour. Visit the archaeological site of Pachacamac, one of the largest religious centres in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast. This afternoon, join your Tour Manager for an orientation meeting about the wonderful journey that awaits you. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Evening Larco Herrera Museum with dinner. Experience one of Lima’s most magnificent museums by night on this tour, that also includes a light supper. Admire the world’s largest collection of pre-Columbian masterpieces and a stunning exhibition of gold and priceless jewels
Optional: Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins (PM)
Optional: Evening Larco Herrera Museum with dinner
Overnight: Lima
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Monday – Fly to Cuzco, Afternoon at Leisure
Depart Lima this morning by flight to Cuzco in the Peruvian Andes. This ancient capital of the Inca Empire is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in this historic city and spend the rest of the day acclimating to the altitude. Or, attend the optional tour Half Day Cuzco Ruins which explores some of Cuzco’s most unique Inca Ruins
Optional: Half Day Cuzco Ruins (PM)
Overnight: Cuzco ▲
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday – Discover Machu Picchu
Early morning transfer to the Sacred Valley’s Ollanta Station to board The Voyager Train that travels through misty peaks to the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”, designated by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu was virtually unknown to the western world until Hiram Bingham’s rediscovery in 1911. Spend the morning viewing the unforgettable wonders of this 15th century retreat, abandoned nearly 100 years later with the arrival of the conquistadors. See the highlights of the site including the imposing Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved rock likely used as a sundial by the ancient Incas. The images of this significant archaeological site will be a long-lasting memory. Return to the Sacred Valley in the early evening and transfer to your hotel in Cuzco for overnight
*Approximate time spent at the ruins of Machu Picchu is 2 hours
Overnight: Cuzco
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday – Cuzco City Tour
Enjoy this morning at leisure in the “Imperial City” of Cuzco. Take time to explore some of the city’s stunning sights or shop for some of the finest handicrafts and textiles in all of Peru. Perhaps, participate in the optional Cuzco Behind the Scenes Tour, offering a glimpse into the other side of life in Cuzco. On this tour, visit a local market and taste fresh-baked Chuta bread. Stop at the Cuzco cemetery to learn more about Andean life and death and meet with a local “shaman” (holy man). After the cooking demonstration, enjoy a delicious meal. In the afternoon, depart for a tour of Cuzco, view the impressive Colonial Cathedral, which contains over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School in addition to colonial art. Continue on to visit the Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, once the most important religious site of the Incas, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a 3-course set dinner, featuring delectable Andean specialties
Optional: Cuzco Behind the Scenes (AM)
Overnight: Cuzco
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday – Raqchi & Puno
Depart Cuzco early in the morning on a long drive today. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you drive through the Andes mountain range and the Andean plains to Puno on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. In this area, South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) graze on the immense plateaus and plains. En route visit the 15th century Temple of Wiracocha, with its elaborate stonework, the largest Inca temple ever discovered. Today, Raqchi remains home to many farmers, ranchers and artisans. Then, arrive at pristine Lake Titicaca sitting majestically at 12,500 feet above sea level, backed by the snowcapped peaks of Bolivia’s Cordillera Real range. This is the highest navigable lake in the world and South America’s largest fresh water lake. A box lunch will be provided en route
Overnight: Puno
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Friday – Excursion to Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
This morning, an excursion by boat transports you from Puno to the fascinating Uros Floating Islands where the indigenous people of the area, the Uros, live on islands that dot the lake. The Uros live very much the same way as their ancestors did and still follow the ancient customs and traditions. These islands are completely man-made structures, using the totora reeds from the lake to build the islands and houses. Return to Puno for the remainder of the day at leisure. Or, take the optional tour to the Sillustani Tombs, the pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo. The tombs here are built above the ground in tower-like structures called chullpas, vestiges of the Colla people before they were conquered by the Incas in the 15th century. Evening is at leisure in Puno
Optional: Half Day Sillustani Tombs (PM)
Overnight: Puno
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday – Travel through Andean Hills to Colca & Discover Colca Canyon
The scenic drive to Colca takes you into some of the most magnificent terrain you’re ever likely to see. Admire tiny villages on an unspoiled countryside of Andean hills and terraced farmlands sloping into vast valleys. Perhaps you will see shepherds, some of who are descended from indigenous tribes like the Collagua and Cabana, tending to their alpaca. Upon arrival in Colca, settle into your comfortable accommodations at Colca Lodge. The land here is fed by hot springs, and there will be time to relax and enjoy the medicinal benefts of thermal baths, that are due to the high content of calcium, zinc and iron. Tonight, turn your gaze upward to a blanket of stars
Overnight: Colca
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Sunday – Full Day in Colca Canyon
This morning’s journey takes you to the Colca Canyon, reportedly the deepest in the world, thought to be twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. The Colca River has carved this geologic wonder over millennia and some of the terraced hillsides are known to predate Incan civilization. Here, the Canyon is home to the extraordinary Andean condor. Although the population of condors in South America is dwindling, at the Colca Canyon they can be seen soaring gracefully overhead. The floor portions of the canyon are surprisingly habitable, with fields still supporting agriculture and human life. Colca Valley has been known by many different names including The Valley of Wonders, The Valley of Fire and The Territory of the Condor – and now is recognized as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
Overnight: Colca
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Monday – Explore Arequipa
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive to Arequipa. Arrive in time for lunch. Afterwards explore this remarkable colonial city, guarded by three dramatic volcanoes. Its beauty lies in its cultural purity; Arequipa’s remote location has allowed its Spanish-based culture to thrive with little outside influence. Much of the city’s breathtaking architecture was built with sillar, a white volcanic rock. The shimmering stone lends a bright air to the streets – and has earned the city the nickname “La Ciudad Blanca,” the White City. You’ll visit two striking 16th-century structures in the historic Plaza de Armas – the massive cathedral and the Santa Catalina Monastery, beloved for its vividly painted façades. You’ll also browse the local San Camilo Market, whose stalls overflow with colorful produce and textiles. Sample some local fruit here and mingle with farmers who cart in their harvest from the Andean countryside. Enjoy the evening at leisure
Overnight: Arequipa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11, Tuesday – Fly to Lima, Farewell Dinner
Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your flight to Lima. Afternoon is at leisure for individual pursuits. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at a restaurant in the trendy Miraflores District
Overnight: Lima
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Wednesday – Depart Peru
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your departure flight*
*Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Day 12 and will require a transfer on Day 11. Transfers depart the hotel approximately 4 hours prior to flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

Departure Airline Flight # From To Arrival Total Duration
11-Sep-19 01:55AM Qantas Airways 3920 Lima Santiago 11-Sep-19 07:27AM 23h 55m
11-Sep-19 01:30PM Qantas Airways 28 Santiago Sydney 12-Sep-19

▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

 

Other information
Visa Info

Australians should check information on the Smarttraveller Website

Most Australians traveling on an Australian passport will not require a visa for this itinerary to visit Peru. Check for updated information on the Smartraveller Website.  If you’re visiting for tourism, normally permission to stay for up to six months is granted on arrival. It’s not possible to extend this period. In other circumstances, you’ll need a visa.

MMost New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Please check the Safetravel Website.

Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will require a visa for this itinerary. Please check the Safetravel Website or contact me for more information

Accomodation
ACCOMODATION  

Jose Antonio Executive Hotel, Lima ★+
This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the Miraflores district only three blocks from the Pacific Ocean.

Jose Antonio Cuzco Hotel, Cuzco ★+

This superior tourist class hotel is situated nearby Cuzco’s archaeological center.

Hotel Hacienda Puno, Puno 

This tourist class hotel is located in central Puno, just one block from the city’s main square.

Colca Lodge S.A., Valle del Colca  ★★★

This first class hotel is situated on the banks of the River Colca in the Colca Valley.

Costa del Sol Wyndham Arequipa, Arequipa ★★★+

This superior first class hotel is located in Selva Alegre, just minutes from many tourist attractions.

Optional Tours
Prices are per person and can be booked individually if only one person wishes to go
OPTIONAL TOURS

Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins – Day #2  AUD$58.00
Visit the archaeological site of Pachacamac, one of the largest religious centres in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast. Uncover the ancient mystery of the Pachacamac Temple with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Explore the remarkable religious compound and discover its intriguing history and 200 AD origin. Marvel at the majestic pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon and admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs and traditions of the pre-Inca civilization.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Evening Larco Herrera Museum with dinner Day #2  AUD$131.00
This evening drive through Lima and arrive at the Larco Herrera Museum. Experience one of Lima’s most magnificent museums by night on this tour that also includes dinner. Sit down to a light supper in the elegant dining room. The museum is located in an 18th century restored mansion, built over a 7th century pyramid and surrounded by gardens. Following supper, immerse yourself in the cultural intrigue of the museum with your local guide. Admire the world’s largest collection of pre-Columbian masterpieces and a stunning exhibition of gold and priceless jewels.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Half Day Ancient Cuzco Ruins Day #3  AUD$87.00
This half day tour explores numerous Inca ruins that all served unique purposes. First head to Saqsaywaman, an enormous Inca site that overlooks Cuzco. Here observe precision masonry of the massive stones that fit perfectly within one another without requiring any mortar to remain standing walls. Continue on to Kenko and navigate through the engraved passages and canals of this once active worship site. From Kenko proceed to Puca Pacara, “The Red Fortress”, used by the Incas not only as a control station and look-out, but also used to house weapons and provide military support. Continue on to Tambomachay and discover the many aqueducts, canals and also waterfalls used by the Incas as an indulgent spa.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Half Day Cuzco Behind the Scenes Day #5  AUD$87.00
Today’s tour will give you a glimpse into the other side of Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the western hemisphere. Begin with a “Healing Ceremony”. Meet with an Andean shaman or healer and witness an offering to mother earth & the sacred mountain protectors to thank them for this trip. Continue with a visit to a local fruit and vegetable market and observe the locals shopping for their daily goods. Try the local chuta bread and enjoy this colorful market where you will experience many new things. Later, head to the local Cuzco cemetery, where you will learn about the Andean understanding of life and see how the locals decorate the graves with gifts and food for their dead. It is traditional belief that the dead eat and drink as they would during life. Conclude the tour with a cooking demonstration by a local chef showing you how to make a traditional dish from Cuzco, followed by lunch.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Half Day Sillustani Tombs Day #7 AUD$72.00
Afternoon drive to the pre-Incan burial ground of Sillustani. Upon arrival, a walking tour to the “Chullpas” of Sillustani on Lake Umayo, where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests, in cylinder-shaped tombs. Please note that the archaeological site is located approximately a half-mile, 15 minute walk uphill from where you exit the bus.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

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