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Peru off the beaten track

Discover Peru as anywhere else thanks to this unusual circuit. Between cultural sharing within communities and discovery of traditions, this trip will leave you speechless. We created this tour for adventurers who like to get together within local families and think the trip as an exchange directly starting with the meeting of local people.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lima
  • Day 2: Lima - Arequipa - Lima - Arequipa
  • Day 3: Arequipa - Yanque
  • Day 4: Cruz del Condor - Callali - Tres Cañones
  • Day 5: Tres Cañones - Puno
  • Day 6: Puno - Anapia
  • Day 7: Anapia - Puno
  • Day 8: Puno - Lampa
  • Day 9: Lampa - Cusco
  • Day 10: Cusco
  • Day 11: Cusco - Maras - Moray - Ollantaytambo - Moray - Aguas Calientes
  • Day 12: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
  • Day 13: Cusco - Lima
  • Day 14: Lima

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Lima

Upon your arrival at the airport Jorge Chávez of Lima, you will be taken to your hotel.

English speaking assistance from airport to your hotel.

Night at the hotel El Tambo.
Included : private transport, reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast
Included opts : English-speaking guide

Day 2: Lima - Arequipa

You will be transferred to the Lima airport to take your flight.


Flight to Arequipa.


Arrival in Arequipa's airport and transfer to your hotel.


Night at hotel La Casa de Melgar.
Included : private transport, transfer departure, domestic flight, airport tax, transfer arrival, room & breakfast

Day 3: Arequipa - Yanque

Morning departure by private car to the Colca Valley (4-5 hours). Colca Canyon is one of the deepest in the world with 3680 meters high. Then you will cross the National Reserve and will pass by the collar Patapampa. During the trip you will see beautiful landscapes and vicunas and other camelids.
Installation at the hotel.

In the afternoon, you will stroll to the ruins of Uyo Uyo offering panoramic views of the southern slope of the Colca Valley.

Night at hotel Tradicion Colca.
Included : english speaking guide, private transport, entrance fees, room & breakfast
Included opts : Entrance fees

Day 4: Cruz del Condor - Callali - Tres Cañones

Departure at sunrise to Cruz del Condor, ideal observation point of the majestic Andean Condor. Road to the villages of Sibayo and Callali with interesting rock formations. Picnic lunch on the way towards Sukuytambo (about 4 to 5 hours drive).
After 30 minutes, arriving at 3 cañones, entanglement of multiple canyons, wooded of Quenuales, ancient trees that grow at least at an altitude of 3800 m.

Overnight camp or at the inhabitant.

Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, dinner, box lunch

Day 5: Tres Cañones - Puno

After breakfast, free time at 3 cañones to enjoy the beautiful landscape before visiting the archaeological site of Maria Fortaleza and take a short hike to reach its highest part. Discovery of the extraordinary panorama of the site before hitting the road again towards Maukallacta and its funerary tower, considered as the best preserved one in South America.
Transfer to Puno.
Night at the hotel Intiqa.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 6: Puno - Anapia

Departure in a private vehicle for the Bolivian / Peruvian border. Along the way we will visit the village of Pomata with its magnificent baroque chapel that shows mestizo influences. In Punta Hermosa we will meet José, the president of the Anapia archipelago community (also known as the Archipelago of Wiñaymarca), made up of eight small islands. We will take a one-hour boat trip to get to the main island today and settle in and have lunch with a local family. In the afternoon we will find out about our island hosts' customs and traditions (depending on the season you may help out with planting, harvest, milking cows or fishing) and then at the end of the day we will go on a short walk to watch the sunset with the majestic snowy peaks of the Bolivian Royal Cordillera in the background. Dinner and overnight stay. Note: night with a local inhabitant in a private room, sheets, blankets, shared bathroom with hot water.
Included : english speaking guide, private transport, lunch, dinner

Day 7: Anapia - Puno

After breakfast we will depart by sailboat for Yuspike Island and its Vicuña protection area. Two-hour hike that will take us to the lookout point where we can take in 360 degree views of the Anapia Archipelago; we can also observe Andean medicinal plants all along the paths. Outdoor traditional lunch (Huatia where foods are cooked in the ground). Return trip to Puno from Yuspique.
Night at the hotel Intiqa.
Included : english speaking guide, private transport, breakfast, room & breakfast

Day 8: Puno - Cutimbo - Lampa

Departure in a private vehicle for the funeral towers at Cutimbo. These archaeological stone structures from the Lupaca culture stand at over 10 meters tall and have beautiful carved details. Nearby you can also visit cave paintings that are over 8000 years old. Countryside lunch stop and then we continue on toward Lampa, a village also known as the "pink city". This pink village is very well preserved and contains a renaissance church that houses a replica of Michelangelo's Pietá, a famous statue in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Night in an old Casona mansion that belonged to the Frisancho family for several generations.
Night at the hotel la Casona Lampa.
Dinner at the hotel.
Included : english speaking guide, private transport, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)
Included opts : Dinner at the hotel

Day 9: Lampa - Tinajani - Cusco

Along the way we will see a strange plant, the Puya Raymondi, also know to locals as the Tikatika plant. Related to the pineapple, this plant can reach over 10 meters high and lives for around one hundred years, flowering only once with 5000 buds before it withers and dies. We will arrive at the impressive Tinajani Canyon by the end of the morning and take in the amazing rock formations that are worthy of any western American national park. We will take a walk through this volcanic landscape and enjoy a picnic lunch. Transfer to Cusco at the beginning of the afternoon.

Night at hotel Amaru I.
Included : english speaking guide, entrance fees, private transport, box lunch, excursion (private), room & breakfast

Day 10: Cusco

Day in leisure in Cusco.

Night at hotel Amaru I.
Included : entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 11: Cusco - Maras - Moray - Ollantaytambo - Moray - Aguas Calientes

Departure at 8.30am in a private vehicle for the salt flats in Maras and then we head on to the cultural site of Moray, known for terraces that were an ancient Inca agricultural laboratory. In the early afternoon we travel on to Ollantaytambo where we will visit the fortress.
Lunch in the restaurant Parador de Moray.

Departure for a 2 hours ride by train to Aguas Calientes. The Vistadome's wagons are completely covered with glass for a panoramic view throughout the journey.
Night at the hotel Hatun Inti Classic (ex Inti Inn).
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, lunch (no drinks), train ticket, room & breakfast
Included opts : English-speaking guide, Guide's accommodation, Entrance fees, Guide's train ticket.

Day 12: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

In the early morning, direct connection to the shuttle service that will drive you to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Arrival to Machu Picchu, wonder of the world.

Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city of the fifteenth century in Peru. Abandoned during the collapse of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu sacred city, forgotten for centuries, is considered as a masterpiece of Inca architecture. It was unveiled in 1911 by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham.
Entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain.
Visit of the site, one of the wonders of the world, discovered in 1911 by the American anthropologist Hiram Bingham + Ascent Huayna or Montain

Train back to Ollantaytambo.
Reception at the train station and transfer to the hotel in Cusco.

Night at hotel Amaru I.
Included : bus ticket, guide expenses, entrance fees, english speaking guide, train ticket, private transport, room & breakfast
Included opts : Bus guide, Huayna Picchu , Guide's meals, English speaking guide , Guide's train ticket.

Day 13: Cusco - Lima

Transfer to Cusco's airport.
English speaking assistance from your hotel to the airport.

Flight to Lima.


Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Night at the hotel El Tambo.
Included : private transport, departure transfer with english speaking guide, domestic flight, transfer arrival, room & breakfast
Included opts : Assistance by a local guide during the transfer.

Day 14: Lima

Three hours before take-off, transfer to Jorge Chavez airport in Lima. Connection with the international return flight.
Assistance by one of our representative for your check in and customs formalities.
Included : private transport, transfer departure, departure transfer with english speaking guide

Night in the hotel El Tambo   Lima

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

El Tambo hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores district and just a few steps from the Pacific. The hotel rooms are modern, comfortable and evoke the culture and heritage of the country. The perfect place to discovering the different districts of the peruvian capital.

Night in the hotel La Casa de Melgar   Arequipa

Level : 2*
Included : room & breakfast

Perfect example of the "Arequipeña" architectural richness, Casa de Melgar is an ancient colonial mansion dating from the eighteenth century. This is where lived Manuel Segundo Ballon, famous bishop of the city. Preserving this particular colonial style, simple and spacious rooms are furnished with armchairs, traditional beds and dressers. The decor will immerse you in the last century without neglecting the requirements of modern comfort. The hotel is located just a step from city center and the renowned Santa Catalina Convent.

Night in the hotel Tradicion Colca   Yanque

Level : 2*
Included : room & breakfast

Close to the village of Yanque, Tradicion Colca Hotel welcomes you in the Colca Valley. The hotel offers all the comfort and tranquility of the andes. You can enjoy its restaurant, excursions or horse riding, explore the sky of the southern hemisphere thanks to the telescope of the hotel or just relax in the jacuzzi and sauna at your disposal. An ideal setting to discover this valley and its legendary canyon considered as one of the deepest in the world.

Night in the hotel   Puno

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Located just a 5 minutes walk from the center of Puno, the Intiqa Hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms and equipped with free Wi-Fi. You may try and taste the regional flavours in the restaurant. The Intiqa Hotel offers comfortable rooms decorated with warm tones. They are equipped with cable TV and a private bathroom with shower. Every morning you may enjoy a full breakfast with regional products. Guests will also enjoy local specialties at the restaurant.

Night in the hotel   

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

La Casona Lampa offers guest rooms. This house belongs to the Frisancho family since several years which gives it an authentic charm and a special atmosphere in this region.

Option : Dinner at the hotel

Included :
dinner (no drinks)

Night in the hotel Amaru I   Cusco

Level : 2*
Included : room & breakfast

The hotel Amaru I is located in the heart of artists district, "San Blas". Its colonial architecture and gardens allow you to enjoy a calm atmosphere just two blocks away from the central square of Cusco.

Night in the hotel Hatun Inti Classic (ex Inti Inn)   Aguas Calientes

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Hatun Inti Hotel Classic (ex Inti Inn) is a charming hotel located at the foot of Machu Picchu, in the main street of the village of Aguas Calientes. The rooms are cozy and comfortable and the hotel is located close to the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes where you can relax after your tour of the citadel.

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