Peru Highlights holiday: Visit Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
On our small group, fully guided adventure holiday, we travel southern Peru, stopping off at the highlights and then trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
We fly first to the colonial city of Arequipa and the dramatic landscapes of the Colca Canyon. This canyon is one of the deepest in the world and a great place to spot the Andean condors.
From Arequipa we fly to the market town of Juliaca on the altiplano and continue by bus to Puno at a breathtaking 3,830m, lying on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake.
We make a two-day lake trip to visit the Indians of Taquile and Amantani Islands, one of Peru's unique and beautiful spots.
Cusco and the Inca Trail
Next we continue to Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire and hub of activity for local highland Indians trading in today’s busy markets. This is a beautiful city with plenty to see and an active nightlife to suit all tastes.
Now well acclimatised, we set out from Cusco for the Inca Trail. This stunning four day trek along the royal road leads us to the enigmatic site of Machu Picchu - read our blog about its highlights.