Last Updated on November 25, 2022 by Umer Malik
Peru is one of the highlights for travelers coming to the continent of South America. There are travelers from all over the world just waiting to have a culinary tour in Lima, fly over the Nazca lines, sail Lake Titicaca, take the Inca Trail and hike Machu Picchu. If those aren’t enough options for you, then add exploring the Amazon rainforest to the list or check out the 5,000-year-old city of Chan Chan in the north.
With all the possibilities within one country, travelers might have difficulty planning out a full itinerary. In addition, not everyone has 10-20 days to spend on vacation, so making sure you optimize your time during the trip is key to successful Peru tour packages.
Spend an average of 1-3 days in Lima. This will give you time to at least have a culinary tour or a city tour. If you stay for the three days, you might have time to book a Nazca lines flyover tour to the South of the Peruvian capital.
We can then move to the Peruvian highlands, and the first stop is Cusco. Remember to acclimate on the first day; this means plenty of rest, fluids, and light meals. Elevation sickness can be a burden if not correctly adjusted.
On day 2 of the trip, we recommend a tour to the Sacred Calley of the Inca. In addition, you’ll have a chance to visit Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and local street markets where merchants sell regional products.
The following morning we can head to the town of Aguas Calientes via railroad. The train ride is considered one of the most beautiful globally, thanks to the scenic background of the Andes mountains and the Urubamba valley. Once we reach the small town, you’ll have time to check in at your hotel and explore the natural hot springs at the edge of town.
The following day we head to Machu Picchu for the guided tour. This tends to be the high point of the Peru travel package since it is the most famous landmark on the continent. Normally this is done in two days but you can also have a Machu Picchu day trip. We return to Cusco that very evening by train.
Our next destination is Puno and Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. A full-day tour takes you through the 85 floating Uros islands, where you’ll see how the locals live in these artificial. They fish, cook, and work on surfaces made from hay and other materials. Another great stop near the lake is the mysterious Sillustani cemetery. A place where the ancient Aymara buried their dead.
Once we finish with the highlands in Peru, we can head towards the Amazon rainforest. Our first destination is the city of Iquitos. We’ll have time to visit the exotic street markets, and the houses build right on the Amazon river.
The following day we take a 3-hour boat ride into Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon nature reserve, where we can go on jungle tours on the canopy treetops. We can also go canoeing on the river, bird watching, and even fish for piranhas.
Our Peru tour package could end here, or we can extend our trip a few days and head towards the northern section of Peru.
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