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The Highlights of Southern Peru


11 days starting at $2,639/Person

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This customizable adventure brings you face to face with the authentic highlights and diversity of Southern Peru. Arequipa’s colonial architecture is compelling, watching the Andean Condors at the Colca Canyon is unforgettable, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca are magical, exploring the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley is intriguing for both history buffs and casual visitors and experiencing the World Wonder of Machu Picchu at sunrise is mind-blowing.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Sacred Valley at Sunrise

Sacred Valley Tour

Peruvian Paso Horse Show

Private Ollantaytambo Tour

Dinner in the Sacred Valley

Slumbertime

11 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer ruins? More trekking? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-3

Arequipa

  • Tour of Arequipa’s highlights: Plaza de Armas, Church of San Francisco.
  • Explore the remarkable and colorful Monastery of Santa Catalina.
  • Stunning view of Arequipa in the shadow of El Misti Volcano from Yanahuara.

Welcome to the White City of Peru’s Andes! Situated at the foot of the snow-capped El Misti Volcano, Arequipa is one of Peru’s best colonial treasures. The highlight of the city is the peaceful haven of the Santa Catalina Convent which after 400 years continues to function as a convent. Like a miniature city within a city, exploring Santa Catalina’s charming terracotta, blue and white-washed walled streets and fascinating history cannot be missed.

Days 3-4

Colca Canyon

  • Spot soaring condors at the famous Cruz del Condor.
  • Visit Colca’s quaint and traditional villages: Pinchollo, Maca, Yanque.
  • Optional activities include natural hot spring spa, Uyo Uyo ruins & more.

Passing rugged scenery and volcanoes, wild llamas and vicuñas, the road from Arequipa to the Colca Valley is one of the most spectacular in South America. Set amongst a beautiful landscape, the Colca Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world and from the Condor’s Cross you’ll be able to view Andean Condors, the world’s largest flying bird, majestically soaring above and below you.

Days 4-6

Lake Titicaca

  • Walk on the Uros’ unique floating reed islands.
  • Explore the mysterious culture & history of the Uru.
  • See local Aymara Indians make colorful garments on Taquile Island.

The glistening blue of Lake Titicaca, surrounded by the white snow-capped Andean Mountains is the place of age-old legends, ancient customs, colorful garments and magnificent floating reed islands. Journey out to the floating Uros Islands which made from totora reeds feel springy yet reassuringly sturdy.

Days 6-8

Cusco

  • Spectacular train journey across the Altiplano to Cusco
  • Private tour of Cusco’s highlights including aerial city views from Sacsayhuaman.
  • Explore Cusco’s authentic museums, Inca ruins, unique shops & enchanting streets.

Regarded as one of the world’s best train journeys, you’ll travel right across the Altiplano from Lake Titicaca to the Inca Capital of Cusco. From the Temple of the Sun and Cathedral to the Inca Citadel of Sacsayhuaman and all the secret stops in between, Cusco is just ripe with historical stops and archaeological sites. The Inca capital is also home to a number of incredible restaurants and romantic bars that will keep you entertained all night. You’ll have an extra day in Cusco towards the end of the tour to explore Cusco and its surroundings on your own.

Days 8-9

The Sacred Valley

  • Inca past meets Peru’s present: impressive terraces, local communities & Inca sites.
  • Lunch at a spectacular Sacred Valley ranch with an award-winning Peruvian Paso Horse Show.
  • Scenic 1st Class Vistadome train ride to the foot of Machu Picchu.

Explore the unfathomable scenery, history and archaeology of this mystical valley surrounded by the peaks of the Andes. The days are filled to the brim with unforgettable views and cultural strongholds, but you can take everything at a leisurely pace! In addition to Inca ruins, you’ll see locals work the looms to produce those iconic textiles, visit Peru’s liveliest artisans’ market and enjoy a couple of gourmet meals along the way.

Days 9-10

Machu Picchu

  • The big event: See the sunrise & stay overnight at Machu Picchu!
  • Full day private guided tour and gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge.
  • Exclusive entrance & aerial view from a mountain peak above Machu Picchu.

Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu in one of the quietest hours of the day. You’ll have this profound experience almost entirely to yourself, before hiking to the peak of one of the two limited entrance mountains surrounding Machu Picchu for an unrivalled bird’s eye view of the Inca city. Your private guide will provide you with all the facts, figures and legends while making sure you avoid the crowds to get the most from this once in a lifetime experience.

Days 10-11

Cusco

  • Ride the 1st Class Vistadome train back through the Sacred Valley to Cusco.
  • Free day to explore Cusco’s main plaza, cobbled streets and surroundings.
  • Taste the best Peruvian ‘fusion’ cuisine in the heart of the Inca Capital.

Having explored Cusco in more detail earlier on in the tour, you’ll now be able to enjoy the city’s beauty and vibrancy on your own. Many visitors even like to add an extra day in Cusco to give them more time to soak up the atmosphere, shop for high-quality alpaca garments and taste some of the local delicacies in Cusco’s top restaurants.

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Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$3,189 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$3,579 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$4,399 /person
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Looking for a Group Experience
We have small group tours with daily departures for 8-15 people, with private guides and transfers dedicated to each group. Group tours save around 20% per person compared to individual private trips! Just tell us when you want to depart, what you want to see, and we’ll make sure you join in on the adventure!
$2,639 /person
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