Peru in Depth

Discover Peru over 18 days. Travel to Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and explore Cuzco before finishing in Buenos Aires.

18 Day
From (AUD)
$ 12,795
  • 2018 Lima > Buenos Aires

    Exquisite pilgrimage

    From ancient Incan civilizations to the legacy of the Conquistadors and the extraordinary natural wonders of Colca Canyon. Travel on the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer and never be at a loss for wondrous experiences.

    Stand before Colca Canyon, which is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, glide across Lake Titicaca and discover the delights of Cuzco. Travel across the Andes before arriving in lovely Buenos Aires.

    Tour Code:

    OSPS

    Duration:

    18 Days

    Departure City:

    Lima

    Return City:

    Buenos Aires

  • 18 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Lima

      Welcome to colourful Peru where you start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay in Lima.

      Enrich

      Tonight be welcomed by a family into their private home for a traditional Peruvian dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Lima > Arequipa

      Fly to the colonial city of Arequipa, sitting at the foot of the extinct El Misti volcano for a two night stay.

      Enrich

      Be intrigued as you see the Incan Ice Maidens found frozen in the Andes.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Arequipa

      Discover Arequipa on your walking tour and enter the Santa Catalina convent. Tonight learn how to make Pisco sour and enjoy a tapas style dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Arequipa > Colca Canyon

      Take a picturesque drive through valleys and across the Andes to Colca Canyon, your base for two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Colca Canyon

      An early start to travel to the Mirador Cruz del Condor viewpoint will be rewarded with the sight of the Andean condor rising on the thermal air currents with the stunning backdrop of terraced hillsides.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Belmond Andean Explorer

      Board the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer for your two night Special Stay rail journey travelling across the Andes to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Lake Titicaca

      Be introduced to the lifestyle of the Uros communities floating on Lake Titicaca. Step back on board, relax and enjoy soothing tunes in the elegant lounge car or step onto the observation car to watch the magnificent vistas.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Sacred Valley

      Disembark and say farewell to the crew as you travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for your three days of exploration. See the traditional weavers at Awanakancha textile centre and encounter llamas up close before visiting colourful Pisac market. Enjoy your first of three different lodge stays in the Sacred Valley.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Sacred Valley

      Explore the town of Lamay and tour the Ancasmarca Incan ruins. Later choose an activity that best suits your style and encounter the culture and majestic beauty of this undiscovered region. Settle in for your overnight stay at your next lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Sacred Valley

      Another day of excursions in the Sacred Valley will awaken your senses.  Experience your final lodge stay in the Sacred Valley.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

      This morning the more active can choose an early morning hike to the Incan storage facilities. Explore the Incan ruins towering over the village of Ollantaytambo with your local guide. This afternoon take a rail journey to Machu Picchu for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Machu Picchu > Cuzco

      Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of these majestic ruins including plenty of time to explore at your own pace. Admire the stunning views on your rail journey to Cuzco. Enjoy a three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Cuzco

      Uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed city including the imposing ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

      Enrich

      Visit a community school supported by Scenic and meet the teachers and students.

      FreechoiceDining

      Dine at Inti Raymi restaurant or try Cicciolina restaurant. Alternatively, dine at MAP Café.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Cuzco
      Freechoice

      Take a walking tour of the picturesque San Blas artisan quarter or uncover the secrets of the iconic Peruvian coffee and Pisco on a tasting tour. Or choose to explore the fascinating San Pedro food markets with a local guide followed by a cooking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 15 - Cuzco > Lima

      Enjoy a relaxing morning before flying to Lima for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 16 - Lima > Buenos Aires

      Fly to Buenos Aires for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 17 - Buenos Aires

      Today discover the highlights and the hidden secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the Americas’.

      Enrich

      Learn about the culture of Tango as you meet local dancers and witness their passionate dance.

      Sundowners

      Celebrate the end of your journey and discuss the exciting days ahead on board your Scenic Eclipse cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 18 - Buenos Aires

      Bid a fond farewell to Buenos Aires as you transfer to the airport.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • The intimacy of small group fully escorted touring
    • 2 memorable Special Stays
    • 4 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • 6 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • Experience the luxurious
    • Belmond Andean Explorer
    • Uncover the picturesque Colca Canyon
    • All internal flights
    • 38 meals – 17 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 12 dinners
    • And all tipping and gratuities