Peru in Depth

Overview

This in-depth Peruvian experience begins in the capital city of Lima where you can explore the city before taking the bus to Paracas, a port town which provides access to Ballestas Islands. After spending a day in Nazca, head to the White City of Arequipa. On your trip to Colca Canyon, appreciate the Andean landscape. Visit Puno and the islands of Lake Titicaca then travel to Cusco to visit the surrounding Incan ruins. Finally, end your trip in Hacienda Concepcion where you can immerse yourself in the jungle life of the Amazon.

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TRIP CODE
PETSPID
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
18 Days
LOCATIONS
Peru

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotels and lodge in the Amazon.
Inclusions
Airport transfers
Internal flights
Accommodation with breakfast
All meals in Amazon Lodge
Tours as detailed in itinerary 
Other meals where stated 
 
EXCLUSIONS: 
Entrance Fee to Tambopota National Reserve (US$13 per person for Refugio Amazonas)
Tips, personal expenses
Alcoholic beverages in Amazon Lodge 
International flights 
Visas 
Difficulty Rating 2 (Hight altitude in some areas)
Single Surcharge

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Notes
All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice
This itinerary can be done in the reverse. Contact us for more details.
Price Dependent upon

Season and availability.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures is passionate and dedicated to sustainbility measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

We ensure that we have as little negative impact on the wildlife as possible and minimise disturbances. We also encourage the education and visitation of protection and conservation services, specifically associated with the are. We follow strict guidelines when visiting Machu Pichu as a World Heritage Site, pronounced by UNESCO, and want to facilitate your enjoyment whilst conserving its beauty and wonder. You will also find that we visit many other national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks of which we encourage you to explore yet advise you to remain culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in pre-departure information and en-route by guides and staff.

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

 

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Budget PETSPID-BUD AUD 5309
Standard PETSPID-STD AUD 6279
Superior PETSPID-SUP AUD 6469
Deluxe PETSPID-DEL AUD 7725


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
Superior
 Refugio Amazonas - Puerto Maldonado
Comfort FB Room
Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32 bedroom lodge, well placed immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. It is located 4 hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Refugio Amazonas is ideal for those looking for a three night outing to experience culture and nature in the Amazon. Please note that all rooms in Refugio Amazonas have an exposed wall facing the jungle, for that true jungle experience.
 
 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 Premium 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.
 
 Aranwa Colca - Colca
Deluxe Room
This hotel is a dream, rich in legends, Andean and colonial traditions, and stunning scenery. It is located in the District of Coporaque on the Colca riverbank, 3 hours from the city of Arequipa. Just 10 minutes from the town of Chivay, Coporaque is a place of legends with many colonial memories that will transport you to know the Andean traditions and mysticism, devotion of religious festivals and historical past that only few have experienced closely. The hotel allows guests to enjoy a relaxing experience while they experience the natural beauty of the place, enjoying the majesty of the Andes mountains, lush gardens, and breathing fresh air. At night, the most amazing spectacle of nature that they can be part of is observing hundreds of stars in the sky, as well as many shooting stars that create an atmosphere of magic and enchantment. With beautiful views over the mountains and the Colca Valley. The Deluxe rooms are located either on the first or second floor. Those on 2nd floor have balcony.The perfect choice for a relaxing stay.
 
 Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa - Arequipa
Superior Room
Restored to its original grandeur, this storied sillar (white volcanic stone) colonial mansion is one of the finest hotels in Arequipa's historic centre and is as much a living museum as it is a hotel. Inhabiting the 1794 former Casa de la Moneda (Mint House), a National Historic Monument, it is Arequipa's finest hotel and one of the most sumptuous hotels to stay in all of Peru. Brilliantly illuminated at night, the hotel is in the heart of Arequipa's historic quarter, just around the corner from the magnificent 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent and only 3 blocks from Arequipa's Plaza de Armas.
 
 Casa Andina Classic Nazca - Nazca
Standard Room
Casa Andina Standard Nazca Hotel is located 1 block from the Main Square and 5 minutes from the airport of Nazca. The hotel is the ideal base from which to experience the Nazca Lines & explore the coastal desert. The highlights of the hotel include the outdoor pool and the plant-filled lounge terrace and bar. The hotel is also ideally located in front of the remodelled pedestrian boulevard and only one block away from the well-known Plaza.
 
 Aranwa Paracas - Paracas
Deluxe Room
Located in the Bay of Paracas, the hotel features 115 rooms, 2 pools, a lounge bar and a large restaurant to delight guests with delicious dishes and drinks along with a splendid panoramic view. The hotel has special areas and activities for children and a convention centre for corporate events. Aranwa Paracas is ideally located for you to discover the wonderful biodiversity of the Paracas National Reserve.
 
 Hotel Casa Republica - Lima
Garden 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.
Standard
 Refugio Amazonas - Puerto Maldonado
Superior FB Room
Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32 bedroom lodge, well located immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. It is located 4 hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Refugio Amazonas is ideal for those looking for a three night stay to experience culture and nature in the Amazon. All rooms in Refugio Amazonas have an exposed wall facing the jungle, for that true jungle experience. The rooms are built using local materials such as wood, bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees. Each bed is equipped with its own mosquito net and each room has a spacious private bathroom with hot water. Numerous kerosene lamps and candles provide the lighting. Electricity and internet access are available in the common areas of the lodge.
 
Casa Andina Classic Mapi - Machu Picchu
Traditional Room
Casa Andina Standard 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 Standard 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.
 
 Colca Lodge - Colca
Standard Room
With a design inspired by old pre-Inca structures, Colca Lodge is built completely of stone, mud bricks and straw. Located in the heart of the Colca Valley on the banks of the Colca River, the lodge is surrounded by gardens and pre-Inca agricultural terraces that have been declared a Peruvian National Heritage. It is a magical hotel where you will experience the enigmatic Andean way of life and discover the Inca's past. Rooms are decorated simply in a rustic style and there is limited Wi-Fi available.
 
 Casa Andina Arequipa Jerusalen - Arequipa
Standard Room
Casa Andina Standard Arequipa Jerusalen is housed in a contemporary sillar (white volcanic stone) building with 104 comfortable and practical rooms. It has well located in a safe and relaxed neighbourhood away from the bustle of the city traffic yet just 6 blocks from the Plaza de Armas and Santa Catalina Convent. The hotels facilities cater to both business and independent travellers as well as groups. The 4th floor terrace offers clear views of El Misti volcano and is the perfect setting for enjoying the nearly continuous sunshine.
 
 Casa Andina Classic Nazca - Nazca
Standard Room
Casa Andina Standard Nazca Hotel is located 1 block from the Main Square and 5 minutes from the airport of Nazca. The hotel is the ideal base from which to experience the Nazca Lines & explore the coastal desert. The highlights of the hotel include the outdoor pool and the plant-filled lounge terrace and bar. The hotel is also ideally located in front of the remodelled pedestrian boulevard and only one block away from the well-known Plaza.
 
 San Agustin Paracas - Paracas
Standard Room
The hotel San Agustin Paracas features an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking and rooms with sea views. A daily buffet breakfast is offered and there is free Wi-Fi in common areas. San Agustin Paracas has rooms with flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms with showers. Suites feature seating areas and spa baths. Paracas Natural Reserve is 12 kms from the hotel and Paracas Golf Course is 1 km away and the tour desk can assist with tips for getting around the area. There is also a beach volleyball area and children's games area. There is an on-site restaurant and room service is available by request.
 
 Allpa Hotel & Suites - Lima
Executive Room
Allpa Hotel & Suites provides spacious and modern rooms with a touch of contemporary style. Nearby you can enjoy the best of Lima, excellent restaurants, upscale boutiques, shopping malls, handicraft markets and cultural attractions. Also, within walking distance of the hotel you will have a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.
Budget
 Refugio Amazonas - Puerto Maldonado
Superior FB Room
Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32 bedroom lodge, well located immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. It is located 4 hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Refugio Amazonas is ideal for those looking for a three night stay to experience culture and nature in the Amazon. All rooms in Refugio Amazonas have an exposed wall facing the jungle, for that true jungle experience. The rooms are built using local materials such as wood, bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees. Each bed is equipped with its own mosquito net and each room has a spacious private bathroom with hot water. Numerous kerosene lamps and candles provide the lighting. Electricity and internet access are available in the common areas of the lodge.
 
 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.
 
 Casa Andina Classic Colca - Colca
Standard Room
Casa Andina Standard Colca, located in the Colca Valley, 3 hours from Arequipa, is a rustic, relaxed, and intimate hotel with individual stone cottages with thatched or tiled roofs. The hotel features an open courtyard with a main fountain and a vegetable garden as well as a planetarium. The hotel has 51 traditional rooms in rustic stone cottages, with thatched roofs and tiled floors. Other larger cottages have recently been built (close to the courtyard, fountain and the planetarium) with wooden floors and tiled roofs. The hotel offers Wi-Fi in the common areas, an internet centre, laundry service and restaurant serving locally inspired cuisine.
 
 Casa Andina Arequipa Jerusalen - Arequipa
Standard Room
Casa Andina Standard Arequipa Jerusalen is housed in a contemporary sillar (white volcanic stone) building with 104 comfortable and practical rooms. It has well located in a safe and relaxed neighbourhood away from the bustle of the city traffic yet just 6 blocks from the Plaza de Armas and Santa Catalina Convent. The hotels facilities cater to both business and independent travellers as well as groups. The 4th floor terrace offers clear views of El Misti volcano and is the perfect setting for enjoying the nearly continuous sunshine.
 
 Hotel Don Agucho - Nazca
Standard Room
Boasting a swimming pool and a charming colonial style courtyard with red-tiled floors, Don Agucho offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and courtyard views. Nazca's main square is 500 metres away. At Hotel Don Agucho, guests can relax by the pool or in the many shaded galleries fitted with wicker chairs and decorated with plants and ceramic vases. The famous Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site are a 40-minute drive from the hotel and the tour desk can provide tips on visiting the area. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV and minibars. All of them include bathrooms with showers and free toiletries. A full buffet breakfast with tropical fruits is offered daily. Room service is also available.
 
 Hotel Emancipador - Paracas
Standard Room
This medium size hotel offer spacious rooms with terraces overlooking the sea, an internal pool as well as tours and transport to the tourist areas of the town. The gourmet restaurant Wayra - one of the best in the region - offers a menu featuring fresh seafood. We invite you to live an unforgettable experience through a journey where healthy recreation, adventure and nature will be combined. Located a 10 minute walk from the main plaza of the town of El Chaco in the Bay of Paracas, the hotel also offers 2 bungalows for groups featuring a kitchen, dining room, terraces and direct access to the pool.
 
 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.
Deluxe
 Refugio Amazonas - Puerto Maldonado
Comfort FB Room
Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32 bedroom lodge, well placed immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. It is located 4 hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Refugio Amazonas is ideal for those looking for a three night outing to experience culture and nature in the Amazon. Please note that all rooms in Refugio Amazonas have an exposed wall facing the jungle, for that true jungle experience.
 
 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.
 
 Libertador Puno - Puno
Superior Room
Puno Hotel Libertador Lake Titicaca, the only five-star hotel in the region, is located on Esteves Island on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Located only five minutes away from downtown Puno, 45 minutes from the Manco Cápac International Airport in Juliaca and two hours from the Bolivian border. Libertador Puno is considered the best hotel in Puno because of the services offered, such as restaurants, bars, business center, gift shop, gym, Jacuzzi and outdoor pool. Guests will be able to witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets as well as impressive views of the lake.
 
 Casitas del Colca - Colca
Casita Garden View Room
Casitas del Colca is Peru's hidden gem, a collection of luxurious cottage villas with a fabulous spa, set in the peace and serenity of the remote Colca Canyon. Nestled high in the Andes, this Orient-Express secluded retreat offers a rare opportunity to experience the traditional beauty of Peru. Spot condors high overhead, hike through the fields or visit the hotel's farm.
 
 Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa - Arequipa
Superior Room
Restored to its original grandeur, this storied sillar (white volcanic stone) colonial mansion is one of the finest hotels in Arequipa's historic centre and is as much a living museum as it is a hotel. Inhabiting the 1794 former Casa de la Moneda (Mint House), a National Historic Monument, it is Arequipa's finest hotel and one of the most sumptuous hotels to stay in all of Peru. Brilliantly illuminated at night, the hotel is in the heart of Arequipa's historic quarter, just around the corner from the magnificent 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent and only 3 blocks from Arequipa's Plaza de Armas.
 
 Casa Andina Classic Nazca - Nazca
Standard Room
Casa Andina Standard Nazca Hotel is located 1 block from the Main Square and 5 minutes from the airport of Nazca. The hotel is the ideal base from which to experience the Nazca Lines & explore the coastal desert. The highlights of the hotel include the outdoor pool and the plant-filled lounge terrace and bar. The hotel is also ideally located in front of the remodelled pedestrian boulevard and only one block away from the well-known Plaza.
 
 Libertador Paracas Hotel - Paracas
Superior Garden View Room
Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, is the perfect place to rest. Strategically located in the bay, in front of the Nature Reserve of Paracas, the Libertador Hotel is the most luxurious resort spa in the Peruvian coast and the ideal starting point for excursions to the most important places in the city. It is also one of the most important five-star hotels in the south of Peru with a total area of 34,136m2, 120 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a bar lounge, a luxury spa, a conference rooms that seat up to 500 people and a wide variety of activities available for our guests.
 
 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.

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