• ESSENCE OF PERU (15N/16D) : Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon, Nazca Lines, Arequipa & Lima
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Historic Lima, the Ballestas Isles (the 'Galapagos of Peru'), Nazca Lines, the white city of Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, mystic Cuzco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu: These are THE classic highlights of southern Peru. Winding up the Andes, the gradual climb allows for easier adaption to the altitude, with each day's highlights exceeding the last's. Embark on a two-week journey to the Land of the Incas, where the remnants of their magnificent civilization continue to capture the imagination. Starting in the City of Kings, Lima, you'll learn about the history of the Spanish conquistadors. Journey into the heart of Peru, visiting the mysterious Nazca Lines, the beautiful bay of Paracas, the mythical Lake Titicaca, and of course, the city in the sky, Machu Picchu.


  • Accommodation on Double Sharing basis
  • 4 Star Hotel / Resorts
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel
  • Peru Visa Fees
  • All Sightseeing Tours & Transfers As Per Itinerary
  • All Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • All Currently Applicable Taxes


  • Lima, Arequipa & Cuzco City Tours
  • Paracas Bay Beach Resort
  • Ballesta Islands Cruise
  • Nazca Lines Overflight
  • Colca Canyon & Condor Mirador
  • Lake Titicaca & Floating Islands
  • Sacred Valley Pisac Market & Inca Ruins
  • Tour of Machu Picchu


  • Any Air Ticket (Unless Specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Increase in Govt Taxes, Fuel Price And Any Applicability Of New Taxes From The Govt
  • Any Up Gradation in Hotel Room Category
  • Guide Charges / Entrance Fees for Any Sightseeing
  • Price of Insurance Portage (Coolie Charges), Laundry, Telephone Charges, Shopping, Wines & Alcoholic Beverages, Mineral Water (Unless Specified), Items of Personal Nature And Food And Drink Which is Not Part Of Set Group Menu
  • Any Extra Cost Incurred on Behalf of Any Individual Due to Illness, Accident, Hospitalization or Any Personal Emergency
  • Any Services or Activity Charges other Than Those Included in The Itinerary
  • Anything Specifically Not Mention in The Tour Price Inclusions
  • Entrance Fees & Guide Charges of Sight Seeings Mentioned In The Itinerary Are Not Included
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner Charges During Xmas And New Year Period (Any Special Event Charge by Resort)
  • GST 5% (Government Tax) on Total Package Price

Tour Plan

Day 01


Upon arrival in Lima, meet your local travel guide at the airport and transfer to your centrally-located hotel in Miraflores. Your guide will introduce you to Peru's capital, give you your travel documents, and answer any questions you may have about your trip. Enjoy sightseeing on your own in the modern neighborhood of the city. You may want to dine in a restaurant in Larcomar overlooking the ocean, or go shopping in the open-air markets where locals sell traditional Peruvian handicrafts. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02


Breakfast at hotel. Today you will travel to the coastal town of Paracas via coach. Spend the evening walking along the waterfront and enjoying the peaceful bay views of this natural haven. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03


Breakfast at hotel. Today, get to the pier to board a boat to explore the Paracas Bay and its exotic fauna. Home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds, sea lions, cormorants, and Humboldt penguins, the Ballestas Islands are one of the most breathtaking sights along the Southern coastal desert of Peru. Your motorboat ride will whisk you from the Paracas bay (where you are likely to spot a few friendly dolphins) to the Candelabra geoglyph carved into the cliffside and visible only from offshore. Next, continue to the Ballesta, and make sure to bring a warm, waterproof jacket and a hat for this excursion.

After you have had your fill of the Paracas sunshine, take a private transfer to the nearby city of Ica, where a local guide will show you the dune oasis called Huacachina. Continue about 2 hours to the desert town of Nazca, where you can check into your hotel. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04


Early in the morning after breakfast, transfer to the Nazca airport to see the famous Nazca Lines. Due to their impressive size, these 12 lines can only be fully appreciated from the skies. The overflight allows you to see all of them, including the monkey, eagle, and astronaut. The Nazca Lines were etched into the desert floor thousands of years ago but are still visible today due to the incredibly dry climate. There are many theories about the purpose and meaning of the lines, but none of them is conclusive. Take the overflight and try to unravel the mystery yourself!

After your Nazca Lines flight, take a comfortable coach for an eight-hour journey along the south central region of Peru to the high altitude city of Arequipa, nestled at the foot of the towering El Misti volcano. Transfer to your hotel. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05


Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and take a three hour Arequipa City Tour to visit the highlights of "The White City." Its nickname is due to the gleaming buildings made of white volcanic sillar stone. Arequipa was once an important city along the trade route between Lima and Santiago.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arequipa has preserved much of its colonial architecture, including the Cathedral de San Francisco, La Compañía de Jesús Church, and the Santa Catalina Convent. Walk down the cobblestone streets of Yanahuara neighborhood and take in magnificent views of the city as well as three volcanoes: El Misti, Chachani, and Pichupichu. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06


Early in the morning after breakfast, depart to the quiet town of Chivay, located in the Colca Valley. The road winds through the Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve, where you might spot vicuñas, llamas and alpacas. Head to the community of Pata Wasi, from where you can appreciate intriguing rock formations under the gaze of the Misti and Chachani Volcanoes. To help you acclimatize to the altitude, you will stop at a rustic restaurant on the road to drink a local ‘mate de coca’ or another hot drink.

Take a scenic tour of Tocra, a high plain at about 4,500 m (14,765 ft). Admire the Andean lakes and the local fauna made up of migratory birds and camelids. Reach its highest point, Pata Pampa, to feel the presence of mountain peaks and volcanoes of Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca-Hualca, Mismi, and the Chila Mountain Chain. Once you arrive, head directly to your hotel. If you want to take a relaxing break, try a warm soak in the thermal springs of La Calera. Spend the night at your hotel admiring the most beautiful scenery in the Colca Canyon. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07


Breakfast at hotel. Today, delve into the Colca Canyon, where Andean Condors rule the skies. Leave early and head to the Cruz del Condor, the perfect spot for catching sight of the giant Andean Condors flying over the spectacular canyon. A short hike will allow you to peer into the Colca Canyon.

Continue to the Colca Valley and view the canyon and Andean farming terraces built by the Collaguas. Then, visit Choquetico to see its carved stone model of terraces and mountains. Finish the tour with a cultural experience at Maca, an Andean community that experienced an earthquake in 1991, and the town of Yanque, with the most beautiful church in the whole valley. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08


After breakfast at the hotel, set off for a 6-hour journey to the town of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Check in to your Puno hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Go for a stroll along the shores, admire handmade crafts of the locals, or take a tour of the Yaravi, the oldest motorized iron ship of the world. Spend the night on the shores of Lake Titicaca. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09


Breakfast at hotel. No trip to Puno would be complete without a 3-hour boat tour to see the fascinating floating islands of Uros! Discover the ancient tradition of reeds craftsmen, declared an Intangible Cultural World Heritage. Locals have been using this technique to build boats, handicrafts, and even the islands themselves from the Totora reed.

In the afternoon, enjoy a 3-hour excursion to the Chullpas de Sillustani. These funerary towers, built in the 13th century, were an important area in Puno. From the ruins, approximately 35 km from Puno, you can see the nearby Lago Umayo and other breathtaking vistas. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10


Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and meet your guide for a private coach transfer from Puno across the Altiplano to Cuzco. The first stop along the journey will be in Pucara, just North of Puno. Explore these pre-Inca ruins and the ceremonial center built by the Pucara Culture, one of Titicaca's earliest cultures (300 BC to 300 A.D.). The ruins offer a glimpse into the origins of Lake Titicaca's civilization showing clear links to the Chavin culture that flourished in Peru's central mountains. The first temple is U-shaped and was originally decorated with stelae, or carved stone slabs, showing a deity similar to the degollador, or decapitating deity of the Chavin.

Continue to the town of Sucuani and stop for lunch before arriving at Raqchi, a ceremonial center built by Pachacutec.  Raqchi shows the ambition and organization skills of Pachacutec's empire. Walk past the Temple of Viracocha and admire the massive adobe brick wall rising nearly 45 ft high and stretching over 270 ft long. Snap some photos and continue to Andahuaylillas, a colonial village with a charming plaza shaded with red-flowered pisonay trees. Walk inside the San Pedro Chapel, nicknamed the Sistine Chapel of America, admire the dazzling frescos and wall-to-wall colonial paintings in one of Peru's most finely decorated churches.

In the late afternoon, arrive in Cuzco, the old capital of the Inca Empire.  Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the night at your leisure. 

Day 11


Breakfast at hotel. A must-see full day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas takes you from Cuzco along the Urubamba river valley to the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Pisac is most famous for its market, open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Local farmers and craftspeople bring their goods to town to sell and trade. Stroll through the rows of goods and you are sure to find something to take with you back home and remember your trip to Peru. The tour includes lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Ollantaytambo, known for its massive cliffside ruins built by the Incas. Enjoy a tour of the ruins and breathtaking views of the valley, before checking into your hotel for the evening. Overnight in the Sacred Valley, halfway between Cuzco and Machu Picchu.

Day 12


Have an early breakfast at your hotel and prepare for the tour of a lifetime to see Machu Picchu, the stunning city in the sky.

Travel through the Sacred Valley into the cloud forest, where the city of Machu Picchu laid relatively hidden for centuries. The first class Vistadome train, with its glass ceiling, allows you ample room to admire the unbeatable scenery as you take the 2-hour journey towards Machu Picchu. Arrive in Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a short walk over to the shuttle bus station, which will whisk you up the mountain to the entrance to Machu Picchu. There your guide will greet you and take you on a tour of the fascinating city of the Incas.

Gazing in wonder at the extensive stone ruins, steep terraces, and looming cliffs will make you realize why Machu Picchu is one of the natural wonders of the world. The stonework at Machu Picchu is so well-engineered that many of the walls are almost entirely intact since the days of the Incas in the 15th and 16th centuries. After the tour, wander through the ruins on your own. Take the train to Aguas Calientes, the closest town to the ruins. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13


Enjoy breakfast in your hotel in Aguas Calientes. If you wish, you can return to Machu Picchu for an extra day to explore the majestic city in the sky. In the early afternoon, catch your train from Aguas Calientes to Cuzco. Once you arrive in Cuzco, you will be greeted by your guide and taken back to your hotel. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14


Enjoy an early breakfast in your hotel. Discover the fascinating historical and cultural legacy of the Incas in the capital of the Inca Empire on this 4-hour Cuzco city tour. Visit Korikancha, known as the Temple of the Sun during Inca times in the 13th-15th centuries, and the site of the Spanish Convent of Santo Domingo. See the Cathedral, facing the Plaza de Armas in the heart of downtown Cuzco.

Tour the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, located above the city, and enjoy spectacular views of the city. Follow the road up to several other Inca stone ruins, including Q'enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.

In the evening, you'll be taken out on the town for a night of Andean culture and entertainment including dinner and a folklore show. Dine on traditional Andean food while you are serenaded by a troupe of musicians and dancers wearing traditional garb and performing tunes such as Andean Huaynos, Sikus, Tuntunas, Sanjuanitos. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15


After breakfast, your driver will take you to the Cusco airport to catch your flight to Lima. Once you arrive at the Lima airport, a guide will take you on a tour of the city of Lima. Among the highlights of Lima, you will see its colonial architecture and beautiful coastline. Visit the Monastery of San Francisco, the San Isidro olive groves, the pre-Inca worship centers of Huallamarca and Pucllana, the Miraflores Parque Central, and the romantic Parque del Amor. Go to the main square to see the Government Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop Palace, and City Hall. Walk around the old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies, Paseo de la Republica and San Martin Square. An overnight stay at hotel.

Day 16


After breakfast, transfer to the Lima airport to take your international flight or travel on another of our many South America tours.

Travel Documents

  • Original passport with minimum 6 months validity from the date of tour arrival along with sufficient blank pages for the stamping of visa.

Visa :

  • Peru visa required for Indian passport holder. You need to obtain sticker visa from embassy before your travel to Peru.

Payment Terms

  • Payments can be made by Cheque, Demand Draft, NEFT, RTGS or IMPS. Cheque/Demand Draft should be in favor of "VM HOLIDAYS AND HOSPITALITY LLP".
  • You can also book your package online with Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.

Cancellation Policy

  • If the Guest decides to cancel the tour for any reason whatsoever then s/he shall give a written application to the Company within specified time limit along with original receipt issued by the Company. Such cancellation will attract cancellation charges stated here under. 
  • Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation.
  • Cancellation charges for any type of transport ticket are applicable as per the rules of the concerned authority.
  • Air tickets issued on special fares are NON REFUNDABLE and Guest shall bear cancellation charges.
  • Any refund payable to the Guest will be paid after the Company receives refund from the respective authorities. The Company deducts processing charges from the refund to be paid to the Guest.

Cancellation Charges :

  • Before 31 Days :  00%
  • From 30-22 Days :  25%
  • From 20-16 Days :  50%
  • From 15-07 Days :  75%
  • From 06-00 Days :  100%

Refund Policy :

  • Refund Process time is 21 working days for any normal cancellation. You will get refund by Bank transfer only.

Note : For any natural disaster or Government Travel Ban, you will get refund as per supplier / hotel / airline policy. If they provide credit note than you will get credit note as per their terms & conditions. We are not responsible for any cash/Bank transfer refunds for it.

Booking Tnc

  • The above price is per person basis. High Season Surcharges are applicable; rates are not valid for long weekends and public holidays.
  • Child up to 4 yrs is Complimentary, Adult: 12 years and above.
  • Personal identification is mandatory to carry on tour for Air Travel, Hotels for security reason like: election card, Driving Licence, Passport.
  • All rates are valid for Indian national only.
  • The above given prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The quotation is based on Standard room of individual hotel, however if unavailable then the upgrading cost to be borne by the guest.
  • Hotel check in is 1400 hrs and checkout would be 1000 hrs. Early check in and late check out subject to availability.
  • If the above hotels are not available similar category hotels are used as hotel rooms are subject to availability.Hotels may provide room heater at an additional price on direct payment basis.
  • Meals provided at the hotel (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) are based on a set menu.
  • Anything other than the set menu will be charged extra.
  • Driver is NOT A GUIDE; he will take you to the sightseeing’s mentioned in the itinerary. You will have to explore the place of visit on your own.
  • Vehicle will be not at disposal. If guest wish to go for additional sightseeing extra charges will be applicable.
  • Itinerary is subject to change.The above mentioned cost is not valid during National Holidays, festive season/long weekends, Christmas & New year.

Special Notes

  • Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
  • There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour.
  • Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
  • Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. 
  • The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.


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