Peru Encompassed Tour (19 Days) Lima to Lima

Company : Oasis Overland
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Amazon Rainforest Volunteer / Family Adventures Holidays / Machu Picchu Tours / Tours
Country: Peru
Duration: 2 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)

On this tour you will take in Lima, Ballestas Island, Nazca, Arequipa, Cuzco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca - this will be the adventure of your life

Spend the night with an Uros Indian family on Lake Titicaca, explore bustling Cusco, see the wildlife of the Ballestas Islands and the huge ancient drawings carved into the desert at Nazca. Conquer the Inca Trail and explore the ruins at Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Day 1
The capital of Peru, Lima is a city of contrasts. Here you'll encounter both abundant wealth and grinding poverty, modern skyscrapers next to some of the finest museums and historical monuments in Latin America. You will have a free day to explore its many museums, markets and colonial plazas. 

Day 2
Our first stop, south of Lima, on the Peru overland travel adventure is at the Ballestas Islands in the Paracas National Reserve. Here we take a boat trip to view one of the most important marine reserves in the world with the highest concentration of rare and exotic sea birds and sea mammals. (breakfast) 

Day 3
An hours drive inland in the heart of the Ica Desert is Peru's main wine centre. Here we visit the Tacama winery, originally a Jesuit run Bodega it now produces export quality wines as well as Peru's national drink, Pisco. After our own tasting session we continue a few kilometres to the nearby Oasis of Huacachina. A palm fringed lake surrounded by impressive sand dunes, you can relax on the beach, go for a swim & then if its an adrenaline rush you're after head out with your Tour Leader on a custom made dune buggy & roar across the desert sands to the top of enormous dunes & then sand board down them - imagine snowboarding but on sand instead! Tonight, after an unforgettable desert sunset, we sit around the campfire while our guides cook up a storm, followed by a night sleeping out under the stars. (breakfast)

Day 4
Travel to Peru is not complete without a trip to one of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries - the Nazca Lines. Only discovered 80 years ago from the air, these huge figures carved into the desert floor are best viewed by light aircraft. Thought to have been made by three different civilisations going back more than 2000 years, there are many contrasting theories about what they signify and why they are there, it is worthwhile asking local opinion - you may well be surprised with the replies, this will undoubtedly be one of the best experiences on your Peru travel adventure! Also memorable is a visit to Chauchilla Cemetery with its well-preserved mummies. Leaving the Atacama Desert we begin to climb into the Andes mountain range towards Arequipa. (breakfast)

Days 5 to 8
Four days are dedicated to exploring this beautiful colonial city and the spectacular surrounding area. Continuing as always with our theme of adventure travel, Peru offers many options to go white water rafting, cycling, trekking, horse riding as well as a visit to the Colca Canyon, which at 900m is not only one of the deepest in the world but also the home of the majestic Condors. Here you can view the condors circling lazily in the thermals rising from the canyon floor. (breakfast x 4)

Days 9 to 10
A short flight over the dramatic Andes Mountains takes us to Cuzco, the outdoors capital of Peru and our base for the next 7 days. A mecca for adventure travel, Peru's famous Inca Trail begins near this city. Although Cuzco is today a colonial city most of its churches and museums are built on top of original Inca stonewalls which are clearly visible. You have the option of doing a day tour of the beautiful Urubamba or Sacred Valley of the Incas where you'll find temples, terraces, local communities and markets before returning to Cuzco for a good night's sleep before your Inca Trail! (breakfast x 1)

Days 11 to 14
We head out early from Cuzco to the Urubamba Valley from where we begin our 4 day hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This moderate to strenuous hike is a once in a lifetime experience and anyone with a good level of fitness can master it. A stunning combination of awesome views, Inca ruins, magnificent mountains and exotic adventure. There are also alternatives to this trek available, for when the Classic Trail is unavailable, or by your choice. Please see the section on Inca Trails for details, and ensure that you contact Oasis at the time of booking to arrange any alternatives. Our route back to Cuzco for all options is by train. (3 meals each day)

Day 15
A free day in Cuzco to relax and recover as well as explore more of the city and its museums and churches or look for local crafts from Alpaca woollen jumpers to musical instruments. The adventurous can go white water rafting on the Urubamba or Apurimac River. (breakfast)

Days 16 to 18
Bordering Peru and Bolivia at 3800m lies Lake Titicaca which will be one of the most memorable stops on your tour. Lake Titicaca is the original place of the Uros Indians who have made their homes on floating reed islands. By boat we visit the floating islands during the day and then we go that one step beyond the average and spend the night with one of the Indian families on the lesser known islands Isla Amantani or Taquile. Spending some time in these local communities is a definite highlight of travel to Peru and is almost like stepping back in time. This experience will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about the traditional lifestyle of the Andean people and their customs as well as supporting these families with some extra income. (breakfast x 3, lunch & dinner x 1)

Day 19
You will board the plane today to Lima where the trip ends on arrival. Should you like to stay extra nights in Lima, let your tour leader know whilst in Lima at the beginning of the trip, or arrange direct with the hotel. (breakfast)

 

Travel

  • Internal Travel

Accomodation

  • Accomodation Included

Meals

  • Meals Included

Tour Price

Trip Price: £1045.00 + Local Payment: US$625.00

Start Dates

Start: 10-06-2015 Finish: 28-06-2015
Start: 28-07-2015 Finish: 15-08-2015
Start: 06-09-2015 Finish: 24-09-2015
Start: 04-10-2015 Finish: 22-10-2015
Start: 01-12-2015 Finish: 19-12-2015
Start: 23-12-2015 Finish: 10-01-2016

Booking / Enquiry

Booking Enquiry

Other placements from Oasis Overland

Oasis Overland Peru Encompassed Tour (19 Days) Lima to Lima Reviews

Have you booked Oasis Overland Peru Encompassed Tour (19 Days) Lima to Lima? Please share your experience and submit your review.