Join us on a small group tour to Peru, traversing through ancient ruins and the Amazon rainforest. On this Peru Tour you will immerse yourself in the country’s culture, history, and landscapes. Climb Machu Picchu at sunrise, stroll the bustling markets of Ollantaytambo and Pisac, explore Quechua culture with a walking tour of local villages, and canopy walk above the Amazon Jungle. On this ultimate Machu Picchu Vacation, you will travel with some of the best guides and local artisans Peru has to offer.
Trip Summary: Peru Tour | 7 - 10 Days
Trip Dates: Year Round
Group Size: Maximum 16 people
Prices From: $3600 per person
Trip Dates & Prices:
7-Day Peru Tour Price $3600
Single Room Supplement + $300
4-Day Extension to Amazon + $1600
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All inclusive package including accommodation for all nights, in-country transport by private bus, train, or flight, lecture and instruction materials from our expert guides, all activities, and 2 meals per day. *International Airfare and Visa Fees not included
This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort & adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with local peoples and cultures, while experiencing all the historical & culinary highlights along the way.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
+ How intense is the climb to Machu Picchu?
Visiting Machu Picchu is actually not a strenuous experience. Unless you are doing the Inca Trail, most people choose to take the Train from the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes, and from Aguas Calientes a Bus to the Entrance of Machu Picchu. From the entrance it is a short 5-10 minute up-hill walk to reach the ruins.
+ Is there a chance I will get Altitude sickness?
While most people do not experience Altitude Sickness while visiting Peru, it is common for some to feel a slight headache or stomach ache the first day visiting Peru. This is because Cusco (where you spend your first night) is located at the highest elevation of 11,000 feet, where as the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are only 9,000 feet and 8,000 feet respectively. For those who do experience symptoms, we always have oxygen on hand, and usually after only few minutes you will feel a lot better.
+ Is Peru a family friendly destination?
Peru is one of the most family-friendly destinations due to history, culture, adventure, wildlife, and hospitable people. Our other popular family-friendly destinations include The Galapagos, The Serengeti, and Southeast Asia.
+ What to expect on a Machu Picchu vacation?
Peru is one of our most popular destinations, as it is home to one of the 7 Wonder's of the World - Machu Picchu. This trip is catered to travelers of all ages who are looking for an adventure with plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves in the local culture, learn about the history of the Incas, and try some Peru's most delicious cuisine!
+ What should I pack for Peru?
Preparing for your trip to Peru can be overwhelming, so we put together our packing essentials to help you best prepare for your travel experience! Peru Packing Guide
Witness the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu at sunrise
Explore the culinary delicacies of Peru with a hands-on cooking class
Stroll through Ollantaytambo’s bustling markets
Photograph stunning ruins, cultural ceremonies, and artisan markets
Learn about the incredible Salinas De Maras (Salt Pans)
Purchase an array of beautiful hand-woven alpaca textiles
Participate in a cultural llama blessing ceremony
Canopy walk atop the Amazon rainforest (Extension)
Peru Tour Itinerary | 7-10 Days
Arrival Airport: Cusco International Airport (CUZ)
Day 1: Welcome to Peru! Today we’ll arrive in Cusco, where we’ll acclimate to the altitude and settle into our boutique hotel accommodation. Spend the afternoon exploring the historic city of Cusco, and capture the magical golden hour—photographing the ancient cobblestone streets of the Old City’s passageways and bustling squares. In the evening, we’ll have a traditional welcome dinner as we learn about Peruvian culture & cuisine. Accommodation: Tierra Viva Boutique Hotel or similar
Day 2: This morning we will traverse through the beautiful Andean hills above Cusco on our way to the famous Salt Pans of Maras (Salinas de Maras). We will learn about the once-powerful Inca Empire at ruins of Moray, a famous historical archaeological site. After a relaxing lunch, we’ll travel by train to Aguas Calientes, passing dramatic canyons and rushing rivers before arriving at the base of Machu Picchu. Accommodation: El MaPi Inkaterra Boutique Hotel or similar
Day 3: Long before sunrise, we’ll bus up to Machu Picchu, arriving in time to witness the sun crest over the mountains, bathing them in warm, morning light. Explore the ruins and take in their colossal majesty before the hordes of tour groups appear. After we’ve taken countless photos, befriended the famous roaming alpacas, and enjoyed a history lesson about the significance of this ancient city, we’ll head back down to Aguas Calientes. Following a hearty late lunch, and much-needed nap, we’ll spend the afternoon exploring the city (or dipping in the local hot springs) before boarding our train back to Ollantaytambo. Accommodation: Hotel Pakaritampu or similar
Day 4: Today we'll have an enriching cultural experience outside of Ollantaytambo as our guide takes us to witness a traditional llama blessing ceremony in the hills. We'll participate in the blessing ceremony before returning to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon for a delicious meal at a local restaurant. Ollantaytanbo is a fascinating city where many locals still live in ancient homes built over 500 years ago; the juxtaposition of ancient and modern life will be a prominent sight as we travel the city’s sophisticated streets, colossal fortress, and lively markets where Incas once roamed. In the afternoon, we'll be free to explore the stunning Inca ruins in the hills above Ollantaytanbo before we return to the town to unwind and enjoy a relaxing dinner. Accommodation: Hotel Pakaritampu or similar
Day 5: It’s time for us to head into the spectacular Andes, known for its glacier-cracked spine piercing the length of Peru. We’ll head high into the mountains by bus, stopping at the famous textile markets of Pisac where we will browse a number of rich textiles and goods available for sale. If you're lucky you may even make a few local friends and get to kick a football (soccer) ball around! After a delicious lunch break, we’ll spend time with the villagers, seeing first-hand how they live their remote lives in a rapidly changing world, learning about Quechua culture, and having the rare opportunity to experience a truly unique, isolated way of life. In the afternoon we will continue back to the historical city center of Cusco to overnight in our hotel for the evening. Accommodation: Tierra Viva Boutique Hotel or similar
Day 6: This morning we will wake up early and begin our final day in Cusco, exploring the cultural highlights that this ancient city as to offer. We will have a wonderful guided walking tour of the city with our guide as we learn about the intricate history of this famous city. Beyond the rich cultural education we'll receive, we'll also experience the unique culinary delicacies of this city - from Lomo Saltado, to Ceviche and Causa - Peru is known for having some of the best cuisine in South America. Spend the afternoon exploring the village market, learning how to cook authentic Peruvian recipes, and interacting with our host families as we dine on the delicious meal that we have created. Accommodation: Tierra Viva Boutique Hotel or similar
Day 7: After spending a beautiful week in the heart of the Ancient Incan Civilization, we we pack up our bags and continue onwards to the airport where we will catch our connecting flights back home, or onwards into the Amazon basin, where we’ll arrive at the famous city of Puerto Maldonado - the entrance to the Amazon Jungle.
Departure Airport: Cusco International Airport (CUZ)
4-Day Tour Extension to the Amazon Jungle
Day 7: Arrive to Puerto Maldonado in the afternoon and check into your beautiful lodge for the next three nights. Enjoy a morning canoe ride deep into a jungle oasis. We’ll spend the day floating through the canals of Lake Condenado, an area famously rich with wildlife. Later on, we’ll hike to the forest’s canopy to watch the fiery sun set below the lush trees and star gaze. Look for famous constellations lighting up the night sky, such as the Southern Cross. Accommodation: Hacienda Concepcion
Day 8: Get an early start to spot and photograph the abundant rainforest wildlife, such as caiman, toucans, butterflies, howler monkeys, and an unbelievable array of birdlife. Since 50% of the Amazon’s animals are nocturnal, we’ll also do a night walk, allowing ourselves to become completely enveloped in the incomparable magnificence of the jungle at dusk. Accommodation: Hacienda Concepcion
Day 9: After a delicious breakfast, we will head towards Lake Sandoval, navigating by dugout canoe around the beautiful oxbow lake. Here you will learn about the reserves conversation efforts, the lake formation, the water palms, and the animals that the inhabit this lake - such as the giant river otters, blue and yellow macaws, red howler monkeys, and one of the world's largest freshwater fish. If you desire, you can even take your turn at fishing native style using the "catch and release" technique as you enjoy the scenery around you. Return back to your lodge in the evening to enjoy a traditional dinner and relaxing evening. Accommodation: Hacienda Concepcion
Day 10: After several days of diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes, and welcoming locals, our Peruvian adventure must sadly come to an end. From our lodge, we’ll make our way back to Puerto Maldonado, where we’ll catch our flight back home.
Departure Airport: Puerto Maldonado International Airport (PEM)