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15 Day Colours of Peru

  • Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Visit Sacred Valley, Cusco, Lake Titicaca & More
Includes Return International Flights

With its world-famous sights, colourful cities and ancient living culture, Peru is a destination that begs to be explored. From historic Lima and Cusco to the misty ruins of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley to the glassy solitude of Lake Titicaca, every step through this nation is both thrilling and inspiring.

On this 15 day highlights tour, the diverse wonders of Peru are truly yours to discover. Begin with a tour of vibrant Lima, taking in sights from Plaza Mayor to the adobe and clay pyramid of Huaca Pucllana. Journey into the spectacular Andes Mountains, stopping in the hot springs town of Aguas Calientes, and fulfil your bucket list dreams of walking the grand citadel of Machu Picchu. Learn of traditional weaving at the small village of Ccaccaccollo, spend time among the locals in the Sacred Valley community of Chawaytire, and shop for handicrafts at Chinchero Market. Enjoy a boat ride to the unique Uros Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca, experience a homestay with a local family at Taquile Island and so much more! This awe-inspiring package includes return flights from New Zealand, two additional internal flights, and English-speaking tour guides - plus a whole lot more.

Want the fun to continue? Answer the call of the wild on the 19 day package with Amazon extension. Includes internal flights, jungle lodge accommodation, and sightseeing along the vast Amazon River.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Auckland for Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Fly with the fully serviced LATAM Airlines or Qantas Airways to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Lima 
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour visiting the key sites of Lima. Take in Huaca Pucllana, Colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the historical and modern centres of Lima, the San Francisco Catacombs and the Central Bank Museum. 
 
Afterwards, return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Lima  
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, be met by your guide and drive onwards to the Sacred Valley. 
 
On the way enjoy a stop in Ccaccaccollo - a small and scenic town in the Peruvian Andes. Here there are some 50 families who make a living out of agriculture and textiles. You will have the opportunity to attend a talk and demonstration about how these textiles are made, as well as learn about the different styles and shapes made in this area (blankets, ponchos, chullos etc.). 
 
A member of one of the families will explain, in Quechua (translated in English), the best techniques to understand the secrets of traditional iconography. You will also have the chance to observe the processes involved in the creation of textiles, from the shearing of wool, spinning, the washing of the wool, along with the collection of plants and flowers used for natural dyeing.
 
Afterwards, continue onwards to your nearby hotel accommodation in the town of Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley region of south-eastern Peru. A busy transportation hub, it sits on the Urubamba River, surrounded by rugged mountains.

Overnight: Hotel Agusto Urubamba or similar, Urubamba 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, continue your tour of the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop in the town of Pisac, founded during Colonial times. Here you will have the opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase hand-made souvenirs.
 
Afterwards, learn more about indigenous agriculture and all it has to offer with a visit to the Potato Park. Here you will meet members of the local community, learn about the unique process of potato cultivation in the region, and see the beautiful flora and fauna of Peru!
 
Afterwards, travel to the Chawaytire community and have a tasty lunch made from local products and the native potatoes you have learned so much about with the Qachum Waqchi. Next, it’s time to visit Ollantaytambo. The narrow streets along with their canals have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. Here you will visit the Chinchero market, believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Finish the day back at the hotel in Urubamba to enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Agusto Urubamba or similar, Urubamba 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Following breakfast this morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station (approx. 30 mins) and board a train bound for Aguas Calientes, a beautiful thermal town down the valley from the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. After the approximate 1 hour and 40-minute journey, during which time you’ll be treated to some truly majestic views, you will arrive in Aguas Calientes hot springs town. Here you will take the bus to Machu Picchu archaeological site (approx. 20 minutes).
 
After entering the Citadel you will begin a guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours), learning about the history of the area and the 15th-century ruins. Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore this once-forgotten city at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Aguas Calientes and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic or similar, Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning is free at leisure to explore Aguas Calientes and its surroundings, or perhaps take another trip back up to Machu Picchu (not included) before meeting at the train station in the early afternoon and boarding a train to the town of Poray (approx. 3 hours). Here you will be met and transferred to Cusco (approx. 1 hour) and travel onwards to the hotel for an evening at leisure in this magical city.

Overnight: Costa Ramada Del Sol or similar, Cusco 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your full-day Cusco city tour, starting with the city centre where you will view the Incan foundations of many buildings, the famous Cathedral, and the Temple of the Sun. You will also visit the typical Peruvian market of San Pedro. Next, visit the hills around Cusco for a tour of four of Cusco’s famous ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. Finish the day back at your hotel where you may enjoy an evening at leisure, or enjoy an optional folklore show and dinner (not included).
 
Optional Activity: Folklore Show and Dinner - $45 per person 
Head to the Tunupa restaurant, located just near the central Plaza de Armas of Cusco (a short walk from the hotel), and experience a fabulous buffet dinner. There is a large selection of typical Peruvian dishes featuring meat, fish and vegetables. The night becomes more enjoyable when the traditional dance show begins; get involved with folk, traditional and classical music, enjoying the sounds of Andean instruments. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and enjoy a great, memorable experience.

Overnight: Costa Ramada Del Sol or similar, Cusco 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day in Cusco. Explore at your own pace or take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).
 
Optional Tour: Maras Salt Ponds & Moray Ruins Day Tour - $70 per person
  Be picked up from your hotel early in the morning and travel to Moray - known as the Inca agricultural greenhouse. The drive will take approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes amid the snow-capped peaks of the Andes and lush yellow fields of wheat. Moray boasts three amphitheatre-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, are believed to have been used to determine the optimal growing conditions for crops. Finish exploring Moray and continue to the salt mines of Maras, which is about 3km away. This village is known as a former salt-producing centre and thought to date back to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountainside - a truly epic sight! The highly salty water emerges at a spring, a natural outlet of the underground stream, after which the water is exposed to the sun and left to dry on the land - leaving the precious salt behind. After this dazzling visit, drive back to Cusco where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Costa Ramada Del Sol or similar, Cusco  
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning rise early for breakfast and transfer to the bus station to travel to Puno. This is a great bus trip on a modern vehicle stopping at several interesting sites along the way, such as Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple), an Incan church of monumental dimensions and La Raya: the half-way point between Cusco and Puno.
 
Along the way, enjoy a rest stop and delicious buffet lunch in the town of Sicuani. The landscapes along this route are stunning, with typical Andean animals such as the llama, alpaca and vicuña a common sight. Upon arrival at the bus station in Puno, you will be met and transferred to the hotel, where you will meet your guide who will welcome you and provide you with some extra information for the following day’s activities.
 
Please note: the bus transportation includes Wi-Fi, food and drink services on board, as well as entertainment options, guided narration in English and Spanish, leather seats with wide leg rests, individual tables, and air-conditioning. Buses do not have toilets on board, however this journey does include rest stops approximately every hour to allow for this.

Overnight: Hacienda Puno or similar, Puno Tikarani  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast this morning, transfer from the hotel to the port of Puno, where you will board a motorboat to visit the unique floating Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca - approx. 25 minutes from the port of Puno.
 
The islands have been created entirely from the buoyant totora reeds that grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake. The reeds are used to build homes, boats and handicrafts. The islands are constructed from many layers of totora, which are constantly replenished from the top as they rot from the bottom; the ground is always soft and springy. You will visit two different islands and your guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people who have lived here for many years. You will have the opportunity to visit some of their homes to learn about their lifestyle. 
 
Enjoy a trip to Taquile Island (approx. 2 hours). A traditional Quechua speaking community, the island is full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating from pre-Inca times. When you reach the island, take the opportunity to enjoy impressive views of Lake Titicaca. Take some free time to explore the Island on your own, and then come together for lunch at a local restaurant. 
 
Following lunch, head down to the harbour to take a one-hour boat ride to the Chicuito Peninsula, south of the city of Puno, where the Luquina Karina community is located. Luquina Karina has remained relatively untouched and tourism is a new concept here. The inhabitants are very willing to receive visitors in their community. You will be warmly received by the families who will take you to their homes to spend the night and cook you dinner from locally sourced food.

Overnight: Traditional Homestay, Luquina Island  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy breakfast with your host family and then participate in some local activities. After lunch, say goodbye to your host family and head down to the harbour for your boat transfer back to Puno, arriving in the early evening. 

Overnight: Hacienda Puno or similar, Puno Tikarani  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to Juliaca Airport for your flight to Lima. On arrival into Lima airport, a transfer will be arranged to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Costa Del Sol Wyndham Airport or similar, Lima 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight back to New Zealand via Santiago, Chile. 


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day later.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Auckland for Lima, Peru via Santiago, Chile. Fly with the fully serviced LATAM Airlines or Qantas Airways to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Lima, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Lima 
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour visiting the key sites of Lima. Take in Huaca Pucllana, Colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the historical and modern centres of Lima, the San Francisco Catacombs and the Central Bank Museum.
 
Afterwards, return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Lima  
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, be met by your guide and drive onwards to the Sacred Valley.
 
On the way enjoy a stop in Ccaccaccollo - a small and scenic town in the Peruvian Andes. Here there are some 50 families who make a living out of agriculture and textiles. You will have the opportunity to attend a talk and demonstration about how these textiles are made, as well as learn about the different styles and shapes made in this area (blankets, ponchos, chullos etc.). 
 
A member of one of the families will explain, in Quechua (translated in English), the best techniques to understand the secrets of traditional iconography. You will also have the chance to observe the processes involved in the creation of textiles, from the shearing of wool, spinning, the washing of the wool, along with the collection of plants and flowers used for natural dyeing.
 
Afterwards continue onwards to your nearby hotel accommodation in the town of Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley region of south-eastern Peru. A busy transportation hub, it sits on the Urubamba River, surrounded by rugged mountains.

Overnight: Hotel Agusto Urubamba or similar, Urubamba
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning continue your tour of the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop in the town of Pisac, founded during Colonial times. Here you will have the opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase hand-made souvenirs.
 
Afterwards, learn more about indigenous agriculture and all it has to offer with a visit to the Potato Park. Here you will meet members of the local community, learn about the unique process of potato cultivation in the region, and see the beautiful flora and fauna of Peru! 
 
Afterwards, travel to the Chawaytire community and have a tasty lunch made from local products and the native potatoes you have learned so much about with the Qachum Waqchi. Next, it’s time to visit Ollantaytambo. The narrow streets along with their canals have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. Here you will visit the Chinchero market, believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Finish the day back at the hotel in Urubamba to enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Agusto Urubamba or similar, Urubamba 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Following breakfast this morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station (approx. 30 mins) and board a train bound for Aguas Calientes, a beautiful thermal town down the valley from the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. After the approximate 1 hour and 40-minute journey, during which time you’ll be treated to some truly majestic views, you will arrive in Aguas Calientes hot springs town. Here you will take the bus to Machu Picchu archaeological site (approx. 20 minutes).
 
After entering the Citadel you will begin a guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours), learning about the history of the area and the 15th-century ruins. Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore this once-forgotten city at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Aguas Calientes and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic or similar, Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning is free at leisure to explore Aguas Calientes and its surroundings, or perhaps take another trip back up to Machu Picchu (not included) before meeting at the train station in the early afternoon and boarding a train to the town of Poray (approx. 3 hours). Here you will be met and transferred to Cusco (approx. 1 hour) and travel onwards to the hotel for an evening at leisure in this magical city.

Overnight: Costa Ramada Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your full-day Cusco city tour, starting with the city centre where you will view the Incan foundations of many buildings, the famous Cathedral, and the Temple of the Sun. You will also visit the typical Peruvian market of San Pedro. Next, visit the hills around Cusco for a tour of four of Cusco’s famous ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. Finish the day back at your hotel where you may enjoy an evening at leisure, or enjoy an optional folklore show and dinner (not included).
 
Optional Activity: Folklore Show and Dinner - $45 per person  Head to the Tunupa restaurant, located just near the central Plaza de Armas of Cusco (a short walk from the hotel), and experience a fabulous buffet dinner. There is a large selection of typical Peruvian dishes featuring meat, fish and vegetables. The night becomes more enjoyable when the traditional dance show begins; get involved with folk, traditional and classical music, enjoying the sounds of Andean instruments. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers and enjoy a great, memorable experience.

Overnight: Costa Ramada Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day in Cusco. Explore at your own pace or take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).
 
Optional Tour: Maras Salt Ponds & Moray Ruins Day Tour - $70 per person  Be picked up from your hotel early in the morning and travel to Moray - known as the Inca agricultural greenhouse. The drive will take approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes amid the snow-capped peaks of the Andes and lush yellow fields of wheat. Moray boasts three amphitheatre-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, are believed to have been used to determine the optimal growing conditions for crops. Finish exploring Moray and continue to the salt mines of Maras, which is about 3km away. This village is known as a former salt-producing centre and thought to date back to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountainside - a truly epic sight! The highly salty water emerges at a spring, a natural outlet of the underground stream, after which the water is exposed to the sun and left to dry on the land - leaving the precious salt behind. After this dazzling visit, drive back to Cusco where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Costa Ramada Del Sol or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning rise early for breakfast and transfer to the bus station to travel to Puno. This is a great bus trip on a modern vehicle stopping at several interesting sites along the way, such as Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple), an Incan church of monumental dimensions and La Raya: the half-way point between Cusco and Puno.
 
Along the way, enjoy a rest stop and delicious buffet lunch in the town of Sicuani. The landscapes along this route are stunning, with typical Andean animals such as the llama, alpaca and vicuña a common sight. Upon arrival at the bus station in Puno, you will be met and transferred to the hotel, where you will meet your guide who will welcome you and provide you with some extra information for the following day’s activities.
 
Please note: the bus transportation includes Wi-Fi, food and drink services on board, as well as entertainment options, guided narration in English and Spanish, leather seats with wide leg rests, individual tables, and air-conditioning. Buses do not have toilets on board, however this journey does include rest stops approximately every hour to allow for this.

Overnight: Hacienda Puno or similar, Puno Tikarani  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast this morning, transfer from the hotel to the port of Puno, where you will board a motorboat to visit the unique floating Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca - approx. 25 minutes from the port of Puno. 
 
The islands have been created entirely from the buoyant totora reeds that grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake. The reeds are used to build homes, boats and handicrafts. The islands are constructed from many layers of totora, which are constantly replenished from the top as they rot from the bottom; the ground is always soft and springy. You will visit two different islands and your guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people who have lived here for many years. You will have the opportunity to visit some of their homes to learn about their lifestyle. 
 
Enjoy a trip to Taquile Island (approx. 2 hours). A traditional Quechua speaking community, the island is full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating from pre-Inca times. When you reach the island, take the opportunity to enjoy impressive views of Lake Titicaca. Take some free time to explore the Island on your own, and then come together for lunch at a local restaurant. 
 
Following lunch, head down to the harbour to take a one-hour boat ride to the Chicuito Peninsula, south of the city of Puno, where the Luquina Karina community is located. Luquina Karina has remained relatively untouched and tourism is a new concept here. The inhabitants are very willing to receive visitors in their community. You will be warmly received by the families who will take you to their homes to spend the night and cook you dinner from locally sourced food.

Overnight: Traditional Homestay, Luquina Island
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy breakfast with your host family and then participate in some local activities. After lunch, say goodbye to your host family and head down to the harbour for your boat transfer back to Puno, arriving in the early evening.

Overnight: Hacienda Puno or similar, Puno Tikarani  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, say goodbye to Puno and transfer to the bus station to travel back to Cusco. Upon arrival be greeted for a transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day will be at leisure.

Overnight: Costa Ramada Del So or similar, Cusco 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, a transfer will be arranged from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Upon arrival, transfer to Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the jungle, pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest in a provided safe deposit. 
 
Skirting Puerto Maldonado, drive 20 kilometres to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. Enjoy a 2.5 hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas, which will travel past the community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve's checkpoint into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation area. At night travel the river's edge, scanning the shores with headlamps and flashlights to catch the red gleams of reflecting caiman eyes.

Overnight: Posada Amazonas, Tambopata National Reserve or Refugio Amazonas Lodge 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Paddle around the lake on a canoe or a catamaran, keeping an eye out for lakeside wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman and horned screamers. Macaws may also be seen flying overhead. A 30-minute walk will lead to the 25m Canopy Tower, a staircase providing an excellent vantage over the forest towards Tambopata National Reserve. Along this trail, see a variety of plants and trees used by the local population for medicinal and other purposes. Learn about the medicinal (and other) uses of Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato, Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others. Enjoy nightly lectures by the staff covering conservation threats, opportunities and projects within the Tambopata National Reserve.

Overnight: Posada Amazonas, Tambopata National Reserve or Refugio Amazonas Lodge 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A 15-minute boat ride and a 60-minute walk from Refugio Amazonas will lead you to a clay lick used both by parrots and parakeets. Though it may seem odd to see so many species of bird and animal licking clay, it acts as a kind of mineral supplement for them. With luck, spot Mealy and Yellow-Crowned Amazons, Blue-Headed Pionus, Severe Macaw and Orange-Cheeled parrots (also known as Barraband's parrot). A few minutes hike from the lodge is a beautiful patch of Brazil Nut forest that has been harvested for decades. Here, see the remains of a camp used two months a year by Brazil Nut gatherers, plus a demonstration of the harvesting process. Further along from the Refugio Amazonas is the peccary clay lick. This is where wild rainforest pigs show up in herds to eat clay in the late morning. Take the chance to spot them along with deer, guan or parakeets. Have the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see.

Overnight: Posada Amazonas, Tambopata National Reserve or Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Following breakfast at the lodge, retrace the river and journey back to Puerto Maldonado, and then on to the airport for a flight to Lima. On arrival at Lima airport be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Costa Del Sol Wyndham Airport or similar, Lima 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight back to New Zealand via Santiago, Chile.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the best of historic Lima on a city tour
  • See Huaca Pucllana, the Plaza Mayor and more
  • Witness the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Visit the mist-shrouded ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Stay in the hot springs town of Aguas Calientes
  • Tour Cusco, former capital of the great Inca Empire
  • See the Temple of the Sun, Sacsayhuaman and more
  • Enjoy a free day at leisure in beautiful Cusco
  • Learn about traditional weaving in the small village of Ccaccaccollo
  • Enjoy a guided day tour of the Sacred Valley
  • Visit the Potato Park and learn about the process of potato cultivation in the region
  • Enjoy lunch in the local Chawaytire community
  • Shop for handicrafts in vibrant Chinchero Market
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Pukara and Raqch’i
  • Visit the fascinating Uros floating islands
  • Marvel at impressive Lake Titicaca on a boat ride
  • Visit traditional villages on Taquile Island
  • Step back in time at ancient Inca monuments
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  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL
  • 2 x internal flights: Lima to Cusco and Juliaca to Lima
 
  • 11 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • 1 night traditional homestay on Luquina Island
 
  • Enjoy 17 meals including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airlines taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return train tickets to Machu Picchu with Inca Rail Company or Peru Rail Company
  • Return bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
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  • Return airport transfers
 
    All of the above (minus Juliaca to Lima flight) plus the following:
  • 2 x internal flights: Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, and Puerto Maldonado to Lima
  • 3 day guided Peruvian Amazon Jungle experience 
  • 1 night quality hotel accommodation in Cusco
  • 3 nights quality accommodation in an Amazon Jungle lodge 
  • 10 additional meals including three meals daily in the Amazon
  • Travel past the native village community of Infierno in Tambopata National Reserve
  • Experience the incredible sounds of the Amazon jungle
  • Take a boat ride down the Amazon River
  • Canoe on Oxbow Lake; search for macaws, hoatzin, horned screamers and otters
  • Visit a parrot clay lick and mammal clay lick to look for tropical birds and Amazon deer
  • Tour a Brazil nut forest and see a demonstration of the harvesting process

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 4th November 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.

 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:

 
15 Day Package: $770
19 Day Package: $1300
  
Departure Dates (2020)
April: 29 (SOLD OUT)
May: 13
May: 27 (SOLD OUT)
June: 17
July: 15 (SOLD OUT)
August: 5, 26
September: 9
September: *30 (SOLD OUT)
October: 14, 28 (SOLD OUT)
November: 4 (SOLD OUT)

 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $500 per person.
  
Departure Cities
Auckland



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Latam Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, United Airlines and codeshare partners (subject to availability).



 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.



 

Arrive early in Lima, Peru 
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
18th February - 1st March 2020 
28th March - 27th April 2020 
26th June - 19th July 2020
18th September - 11th October 2020

 
Stay behind in Lima, Peru
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
26th June - 19th July 2020
18th September - 11th October 2020
11th December 2020 - 4th February 2021

 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
*  Santiago
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Not permitted for flights departing within the following dates:
18th February - 1st March 2020 
28th March - 27th April 2020 
26th June - 19th July 2020
18th September - 11th October 2020
11th December 2020 - 4th February 2021
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $7999 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.




Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated):

- Lima: Jose Antonio Hotel, Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, San Agustin Exclusive or similar

- Cusco: Ramada Costa Del Sol, San Agustin Dorado or similar

- Urubamba: Hotel Agustos Urubamba, San Agustin Urubamba, San Agustin Recoleta or similar

- Aguas Calientes: Casa Andina, Inti Punku Machu Picchu or similar

- Puno Tikarani: Hacienda Puno Hotel, Casa Andina Standard Puno or similar



 

19 Day Peru with Amazon Extension

3 Star (self-rated):

- Tambopata National Reserve: Posada Amazonas Lodge or Refugio Amazonas Lodge



 

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Lima, Peru (Pre Tour): $150 per room.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People 
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.

 
Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 7: Day Folklore Show & Dinner: $45 per person
Day 8: Maras Salt Ponds & Moray Ruins Day Tour: $70 per person

 
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Peru is not required if travelling on a New Zealand Passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $5 - $10 USD per person, per day, where a tour or transfer service is provided
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Lima:
Lima is usually described as mild and warm throughout the year without noteworthy rain making Lima one of the driest capitals in the world. The average temperatures range from 18°C to 28°C.

 
Cusco:
Cusco has a subtropical highland climate due to its elevation (3500m above sea level). It is generally dry and temperate, with two defined seasons. The dry season lasts from May to August, with abundant sunshine and occasional night time freezes; July is the coldest month with an average of 9.7°C. The wet season lasts from December to March, with night frost less common; November averages 13.3°C. Although frost and hail are common, the only snowfall ever recorded was in June 1911. Temperatures usually range from 0.2°C to 20.9°C

 
Puno:
As Puno is located at such a high elevation (3830m above sea level), it experiences more extreme weather conditions than would be expected for its tropical latitude. The average annual temperature is about 8.4°C, and the weather never gets overly warm. During the winter months from June to August, night-time temperatures usually drop well below 0°C. At this high altitude, the rays of the sun are very strong. Most of the annual precipitation falls during the southern hemisphere summer, with the winter months being very dry.

 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.

 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.

 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
17 Meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.

 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.

 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required.  This tour will require some walking during tours and up in Machu Picchu visiting the ruins. Walking tours will be no longer than 2 hours at any one time If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

 
High Altitude Illness:
Altitude illness occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the air at high altitudes. Altitude illness will affect some travellers, with no apparent regard to age, gender or physical condition. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. 

 
Please note: inoculations may be required to enter the country visited, along with re-entry into New Zealand after your visit. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.

 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $10 USD per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 

 
Tipping for other services provided on tour such as tour guide’s on optional tours, drivers, porters etc is always a matter of personal discretion and is recommended at approximately $1-3 USD per service provided dependent on the service provided. Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollar equivalent where accepted. 
- Please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and some may approach you for additional "compensation." There is no need to be intimidated by the request, nor should you feel pressured to pay more than recommended.

 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 

 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa for Peru is not required if travelling on a New Zealand passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.




Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.