Highlights of Peru

Overview

Start your highlights tour of this wonderful country in Lima, located on the Pacific Ocean, before flying to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. From here you will cross the famous scenery of the Altiplano to the capital of the ancient Incan Empire - Cusco, where you visit the amazing Machu Picchu ruins. Finally return back to the capital city of Lima and learn about it's historic past and taste some of its world class seafood.

TRIP CODE
PETSHOP
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
9 Days
LOCATIONS
Peru: Lima, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotels
Inclusions

Airport transfers

Accommodation with breakfast everyday

Tours as stated on the itinerary

Internal flight from Lima to Puno

Other meals where stated

Difficulty Rating 2 (High altitude)
Single Surcharge

FROM US$600 - Subject to season and availability, contact us for more details. 

Notes

Optional extras include first class train from Puno to Cusco and overnight in Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)

Price Dependent upon

Hotel availability and flight schedule.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:
 
1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.
 
2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.
 
3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America. 
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.
 
5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

Find out more about sustainability in:

Peru

Peru

Electricity Generation Currently 48% of energy in within Peru come from renewable energy sources (mostly hydropower…

Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard PETSHOP-STD USD 1745
Budget PETSHOP-BUD USD 1960
Superior PETSHOP-SUP USD 2150
Deluxe PETSHOP-DEL USD 3330


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Budget
 Imperio Machu Picchu - Machu Picchu
Classic Room
Featuring a restaurant, Flower's House offers accommodations in Machu Picchu. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features a safety deposit box, a private bathroom and cable TV. A daily breakfast is included. At Flower's House guests will find free shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk and a bar. The property is a 5-minute walk from the train station and a 7-minute walk from the bus station where guests can take a bus to Machu Picchu.
 
 Inkarri Hostal - Cusco
Standard Room
Located in San Blas, 4 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, Inkarri is a renovated 18th century colonial house. There is an outdoor patio where Wi-Fi is free. Bright and spacious, rooms at Inkarri Hostal are decorated with wooden furnishings and open out onto balconies. They all come equipped with cable TV and private bathrooms with either bath or shower. Guests can enjoy a selection of neo-Andean dishes, with ingredients known from the Inca times combined with modern cooking techniques. A hot breakfast buffet is served daily at the in-house cafe overlooking the courtyard.
 
 Hotel Balsa Inn Puno - Puno
Standard Room
Conveniently located in Puno's city centre, the Hotel Balsa Inn is located very near to the Plaza de Armas and just a short stroll from the Cathedral. The rooms are comfortable and include private bathroom and internet connection and the hotel features a bar and restaurant.
 
 Hotel Buenavista - Lima
Standard Room
In the heart of Lima's Miraflores area, this hostel is close to many shops and local attractions and features an outdoor area, free Wi-Fi and full kitchen. Rooms include private bathroom and cable TV. All of the 19 rooms at Hostal Buena Vista Lima are equipped with telephone and traditional decor. Room service and 24-hour front desk are available. Guests can enjoy a varied buffet breakfast in a cosy internal patio area. Buena Vista Lima also offers a lounge with TV and DVD, tour desk and transportation services. The hotel is 3 blocks from Kennedy Park and a 30-minute drive from downtown Lima. The airport is a 45 minute drive away.
Superior
 El Mapi - Machu Picchu
Superior HB Room
The recently renovated 48 room El Mapi Hotel is a modern, stylish hotel close to Aguas Calientes train station, boasting beautifully landscaped gardens featuring a hot tub where guests can relax with a drink after dinner. The hotel's design creates a smart but casual atmosphere featuring all the essential comforts. Rooms are equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal toiletries, 32 inch flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights. The hotel also features a restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and laundry service.
 
El Mercado Tunqui - Cusco
Superior Room
El Mercado Tunqui is a brand new chic hotel located in the heart of Cusco. Celebrated for its customer service, El Mercado Tunqui brings the magic of the mountains to the city. It is built on the site of a former market and is located just a couple of blocks from the main Plaza de Armas where you can purchase the countries most loved Peruvian products. The rooms (26 superior, 3 junior suites and 2 suites) are charming and well equipped, boasting original decor and homely comforts. Junior suites have fireplaces and stand-alone bathtubs. Main suites are ideal for small families or for those seeking extra space and feature a terrace or a private dining/living room. If you don't want to escape the warm Peruvian atmosphere you can relax in the courtyard beside the fire pit. The restaurant, La Taberna is open for lunch, dinner and drinks. You can sample fresh, locally sourced market food and it is the perfect place to try exotic foods and delicious wines. The separate breakfast room has a stand preparing fresh juices and smoothies made to order with a vast menu of breakfast foods.
 
 Casa Andina Private Collection Puno - Puno
Superior Room
Casa Andina Private Collection Puno has a spectacular location on the shores of Lake Titicaca with stunning views of the highest navigable lake in the world. Hotel facilities include a gourmet restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi and internet centre. The rooms feature private bathrooms and balconies.
 
 Hotel Casa Republica - Lima
Jardin Superior Room
Casa Republica is a brand new boutique hotel in the bohemian district of Barranco, Lima. A 100 year old Republican era mansion has been turned into a 22 room boutique hotel which oozes the character and charm of the era. It is located a stone's throw from many of Lima's best bars and restaurants, boasts a fantastic rooftop bar with ocean views and superb rooms with period features.
Deluxe
 Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo - Machu Picchu
Superior HB Room
Inkaterra is an intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel in an Andean style village that exists in a secluded and exquisite environment, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable one- or two-story whitewashed casitas. There's a definite homelike atmosphere about the hotel, with colourful handcrafted furnishings and spacious rooms filled with plenty of natural light. Moreover, the gardens are incredible with over 372 species of flowers and plants. Services and facilities include: high speed internet, spa, Andean cuisine, Nature Centre guided walks and Inkaterra gallery gift shop.
 
 Libertador Palacio del Inka Cusco - Cusco
Superior Room
Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel is located in front of the Koricancha, in central Cusco. The central train station is within walking distance. Free Wi-Fi is provided. The stylish and modern rooms provide heating and cable TV. There is a choice of twin, or double, beds. All feature quality linen and spacious bathrooms. Oxygen can be provided in the suites upon request to help with the effects of Cusco's high altitude. The restaurant serves both local and international cuisine. There is also a bar, where you can relax with a drink and superb view. Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel features an on-site gym.
 
 Titilaka Hotel - Puno
Suite King FB Room
The award-winning Titilaka is an Experience Lodge located on a private peninsula on the shores of Lake Titicaca, providing sophisticated travelers a luxurious refuge to explore the treasured natural, cultural and historical resources of this remote mystical region. A stay at Titilaka includes: Lake views from each of the 18 rooms Adventure, culture and nature excursions Flexible itineraries customized with our Experience Concierge All gourmet and fusion meals, including drinks Top boutique facilities and outstanding service Set between the water, mountains and sky, Titilaka is a contemporary lodge offering luxury and comfort while integrating with the environment and paying homage to the cultures of Lake Titicaca. Maintaining the best standards of facilities and service, the Titilaka distinguishes itself not only in comforts but with style. From the impressive facade to the crisp dining room, the decor fuses modern ambiance with the colorful heritage of the region. Large windows allow guests to see outdoors, while the heated floors keep them warm from the elements. Those looking for closer contact with the outside need only step outside to the Titilaka's wrap around terraces.
 
 Westin Lima - Lima
Deluxe Room
Located in Lima's vibrant financial and shopping district, the hotel is just 15 kilometers from Jorge Chavez International Airport and minutes from a dazzling selection of restaurants, galleries, and parks as well as banks and corporate headquarters. As the largest convention center in Lima, the Westin caters to every type of meeting and setup, complete with the latest technologies and dedicated staff. After a long day of meetings, guests can recharge at the Heavenly Spa by Westin, indoor pool, or fitness center. Guests can choose from 301 spacious guest rooms or suites with contemporary furnishings and a host of pampering amenities. Sparkling city views and stylish decor enhance each experience. Each Deluxe Room is a contemporary haven, perfectly configured for comfort and easy downtime. Guests can enjoy Lima city views, the convenience of a large desk for work, and a 37-inch LCD TV for relaxation.
Standard
Casa Andina Classic Mapi - Machu Picchu
Traditional Room
Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu is a friendly and cosy hotel in a strategic location in Aguas Calientes, the nearest access point to the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. This hotel has 54 new and comfortable rooms in a 5-storey building, where you can relax after your visit to Machu Picchu. The traditional rooms have mountain views and the hotel offers Wi-Fi and has a restaurant with a spectacular view of the Vilcanota River.
 
 Wakapunku Boutique - Cusco
Standard Room
Wakapunku, meaning 'Door to the Sanctuary' in Quechua, is a small 8 room boutique hotel located just two blocks from Cusco's main plaza and only a very short stroll from some of Cusco's top bars and restaurants. This colonial style hotel is a comfortable, tranquil and calm oasis in Cusco providing exceptional service. All rooms have showers and bathrooms with abundant hot water 24 hours a day. They feature comfortable beds and are also equipped with an LED TV, telephone and safety deposit box as well as an iPhone dock. Suite and Balcony Rooms are also available at an additional cost.
 
 Casa Andina Classic Puno Tikarani - Puno
Standard Room
Casa Andina Classic Puno Tikarani is a medium-sized, quiet hotel with several spacious common areas, including a living room with fireplace and a patio. The hotel is in an excellent location close to Puno's restaurant and bar scene. The rooms are spacious and feature private shower, TV and safety deposit box. The hotel also offers Wi-Fi, internet service and laundry service.
 
 Casa Andina San Antonio - Lima
Standard Room
Casa Andina San Antonio was the first hotel opened by the Casa Andina group in 2003. It is a 5-storey building located in the safe, tranquil residential neighbourhood of Miraflores, close to Larcomar. Miraflores has become the most fashionable and upmarket district of Peru's cosmopolitan capital and is renowned for its dynamic nightlife and gastronomic scene. The rooms were remodelled in 2011 and feature air-conditioning, heating, cable TV and safety deposit box. The hotel has a spacious lobby, interior patio and offers Wi-Fi, internet and laundry service.

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