Go Local in Peru

14 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

A typical 3* holiday costs from £4,995pp 


(Based on two people travelling. Low season can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or4 / 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)

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Day 1
You will fly to Lima today. On arrival you'll be greeted by our friendly representatives and transferred to the city. Your guide will give you an overview of the city to help you make the most of your time.
Day 2
Today you will have a shared culinary tour in Lima. The tour focuses on local delicacies and some of the weird and wonderful food that Peru has to offer. Bring a healthy appetite as there will be plenty of opportunities to sample the flavours! Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3
An early start for your flight into the Amazon rainforest. Using a combination of vehicles, motorised canoes, and paddle boats, you will travel to your lodge, your home for the next three nights. All your wildlife activities and meals are included during your stay, along with experienced naturalist guides.
Day 4
Your first full day of group activities. Mornings offer the best chance to spot wildlife, so be prepared for early starts and busy days of wildlife spotting! Typical activities include nature walks, canopy tower climbs, and leisurely trips by paddle canoe. Your expert naturalist guide will scan the treetops and water’s edge, pointing out lurking caiman, playful river otters, or perhaps a swooping, colourful macaw along the way.
Day 5
Your second day of activities in the Amazon. Lodges are set in dense rainforest with surrounding walking trails to explore. Your nature walks will typically take place within the lodge grounds, where a specialist guide will take you on a short circuit in search of curious amphibians, plants, insects, and birds. You may also take a relaxing boat trip around one of the region’s pristine lakes
Day 6
Heading back to the airport today for your flight to Cusco where you will be greeted and transferred into the Sacred Valley to the small town of Ollantaytambo.
Day 7
Head to Ollantaytambo, a stunning Inca fortress, formed by a series of platforms and temples next to the mountain. Then, arrive at Huilloc, a community that maintains the Inca traditions of its ancestors. Meet community members and enjoy lunch there.
Day 8
You will take the spectacular train journey to Machu Picchu. On arrival, you will take the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. You will have an afternoon tour, before returning to the small town where you will spend the night.
Day 9
You have tickets for a second entry to Machu Picchu, to explore by yourselves. You can also climb Huayna Picchu, for bird’s eye views over the Incan city. You will travel back to Cusco this afternoon.
Day 10
You will meet your private guide for a walking tour of the impressive city of Cusco, which is a great way to orientate yourself and ensure you don’t miss the key attractions of the historic centre. Then a wonderful afternoon participating in Sulca Textiles is a place where the traditions of North, South, and Central Peru join each other. The Sulca family comes from Ayacucho, where the textile tradition is very old. Many Ayacuchanos have been engaged in weaving for several generations. 
Day 11
Today, the unforgettable train experience of crossing the Peruvian Andes between Cusco and Puno and visiting the world’s highest navigable lake.
Day 12
Depart your hotel in Puno to cross the waters of Lake Titicaca by boat to the unique floating "islands" of the Uros. The Uros are an ancient culture that lives on these artificial islands built on a base of reeds growing in the lake itself. Experience some of the ancient traditions of the local people and continue by boat to Amantani Island. Stay overnight at the house of a local islander to enjoy the hospitality of a typical Amantani home.
Day 13
After breakfast, you have time to stroll the quaint streets of this colourful island. Late morning, you take a motorboat to Taquile Island, also inhabited by Quechua-speaking natives who have developed unique social systems, as well as fine hand weaving techniques, down through the generations. Follow a stairway of more than 567 stone steps that wind their way among grassy platforms to arrive at the main town of Taquile, where you will have lunch before heading back to Puno.
Day 14
Fly back to Lima today to meet your international overnight flight home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

The best way to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes from the Andes to the Amazon is through colourful indigenous markets, colonial cities, vestiges of ancient civilisations and, of course, the mighty Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. But, here at HA, we like to find ways to really get you under the skin of a country – because after all, Peru is about more than the landscapes! This holiday weaves in opportunities for you to spend time with the amazing, friendly locals and learn about Peruvian life from those who live it every day. Be it through exploring ancient mountain communities, getting stuck into cooking classes or learning how important sustainability is in a vast and kind country, our Go Local in Peru itinerary is for those wishing to appreciate the country beyond the standard must-sees. You’ll really get to know Peru and its friendly people on this Peru holiday. This trip will also show you some of the most important highlights of this diverse and vast country, as well as some incredible wildlife viewing opportunities too. The slower pace of travel will give you ample time to soak up the atmosphere, interact with the locals and return home with a real taste of authentic Peru.

2 nights Lima – 3 nights Amazon – 3 nights Sacred Valley – 1 night Machu Picchu – 2 nights Cusco – 2 nights Puno

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