The Student Highlight Peru Tour – 12 Days

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The perfect journey that ensure you will visit the most important highlights of Peru. It starts from the coast and capital Lima, and then takes you to the “White City” Arequipa as you make your way to the Colca Canyon and then end up in the Titicaca Lake to learn more of its community lifestyle […]
  • Vacation style

    Cultural, Nature

  • Holiday type

    Standard

  • Activity level

    Easy

    2/10

  • Group size

    Shared

THE STUDENT HIGHLIGHT PERU TOUR – 12 DAYS

EXPERTISE

We have a expert team of travel specialists, who have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation. Between them, they have visited nearly every corner of Peru and Bolivia.

FLEXIBILITY

We curate tailor-made, truly individual travel experiences for our clients. View Latin America approach leaves our travellers with unforgettable memories.

24/7 ASSISTANCE

At every stage of your holiday, from inception to conclusion, a View Latin America hand will be there to guide you.

WE ARE THE OPERATORS

View Latin America is the Operator of all your experiences in Peru and Bolivia, This ensures a seamless holiday experience.

DAY 1
LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!

Upon your arrival into the City of Kings airport, you will be immediately greeted by your View Latin America representative who will assist you and transfer you to your accommodation.

On the way you will received an overview and solved all the questions you may have. Once your settle into your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to explore at your leisure. We highly recommend you to try the extraordinary gastronomy.

DAY 2
LIMA – CITY TOUR (B)

After you have enjoyed and finished breakfast, you will be ready to discover the two more remarkable sides of Lima, and let be surprised by Peru’s capital, highly populated and the largest city.

Let yourself carried away by this busy, fast paced and cheerful place, the experience will definitely challenge the expectation you may have. Along your expert and knowledgeable guide, you will learn about the historic side of Lima, how the conquered convert the city into what it is nowadays, by visiting firstly the main saquare, the cathedral, and also the mysterious catacombs that are shelter inside the San Francisco Convent.
Then we will move towards the most residential and high end neighbors of San Isidro and Miraflores, where we will be able to see Lima at its finest. Once we had accomplished our tour, you will the rest of the day to explore at your own, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the gastronomy and great nightlight.

DAY 3
LIMA – AREQUIPA (B)

After an early breakfast, you will be transfer Lima airport to take your flight to Arequipa well known as the white city.
Upon your arrival a View Latin America representative will transport you to your hotel into the most beautiful city of Peru. The rest of the day is yours to explore of this gorgeous city, perhaps you want to take a walk and relax until you get used to the high altitude proper of the place (2,335masl, 7,661ft).

DAY 4
AREQUIPA – COLCA CANYON (B)

For today, we have prepared a stunning program full of wonderful views. We will pick you up very early from your hotel to begin with our two-day program in the beautiful Colca Canyon one of the world's deepest.

On our way, we will encounter amazing landscapes as we ascend toward Pampa de Cañahuas National Reserve, where is likely to find in their natural habitat llamas and alpacas. As we continue on the route for a few hours more, we will start to see little glimpses of the Canyon as we also start descending.
By the afternoon you will be left on your Chivay hotel, this village is indeed the most important one of the whole Colca Canyon. Enjoy the precious views and of the rest of the day that is yours to explore at your leisure, perhaps you decide to soak your muscles into the relaxing water of the hot springs located in town.

DAY 5
COLCA CANYON – PUNO (B)

An early arise await us, as we must head to the deepest part of the Canyon, called Cruz del Condor where you will be able to see Condors overflying.
The Colca Canyon is twice deeper than the Grand Canyon in US, and its actually the second deepest in the world, and had great importance on the pre-Incan history. From Cruz del Condor we will access a vast and stunning view of the valley down, besides being totally amazed by the condors over crossing he Canyon in all its magnificence, it is important to note that their most active during April to October, but it is possible to see them all year long.
Let’s enjoy of a shot hike walk down the Canyon before it is time for us to return back to Chivay in order to board on time our touristy bus towards Puno. The ride to Puno it will last around 6 hours. Upon your arrival into Puno, you will be immediately welcome by your representative and taken to your accommodation to spend the night.

DAY 6
TITICACA LAKE (B, L)

Once you have enjoyed breakfast, we will take you to an incredible adventure through the Titicaca Lake, which is the largest Lake in South America and the highest navigable lake around the world. The Lake has been worshipped since ancient times, and its rich in culture and famous due to the floating islands made of reed that moved into the Lake seeking for shelter and avoid the enemies that live in the shores, and that we will be lucky to explore on today’s adventure.

Our first stop will be straight into the Uros islands, once there you will be welcome by some members of the community that will explain more of the built the impressive islands and boats. To continue with our tour, we will then move to Taquile to experience a heartwarming experience as you witness the lifestyle of the locals that has maintain on a very small scale of agriculture and farming.
Also, you will be amazed but how skilled weavers they are, while your expert guide takes you around the island until is time to enjoy of lunch prepared with ingredients that had grown in the area.

By the afternoon, you will be taken back to Puno, after you have enjoyed of this incredible experience.

DAY 7
PUNO – CUZCO (B)

Once you have enjoyed breakfast, we will take you to an incredible adventure through the Titicaca Lake, which is the largest Lake in South America and the highest navigable lake around the world. The Lake has been worshipped since ancient times, and its rich in culture and famous due to the floating islands made of reed that moved into the Lake seeking for shelter and avoid the enemies that live in the shores, and that we will be lucky to explore on today’s adventure.
Our first stop will be straight into the Uros islands, once there you will be welcome by some members of the community that will explain more of the built the impressive islands and boats. To continue with our tour, we will then move to Taquile to experience a heartwarming experience as you witness the lifestyle of the locals that has maintain on a very small scale of agriculture and farming.
Also, you will be amazed but how skilled weavers they are, while your expert guide takes you around the island until is time to enjoy of lunch prepared with ingredients that had grown in the area. By the afternoon, you will be taken back to Puno, after you have enjoyed of this incredible experience.

DAY 8
HORSEBACK RIDING CUSCO CITY RUINS & SPANISH LESSONS (B)

On today’s adventure, we will enjoy of the countryside of Cusco to enjoy of its precious surroundings and visiting its nearby ruins that are located in the northern outskirts of Cusco. You will be picked up from your hotel and then taken to the ranch where you will finally meet your companion of the day, your horse.

Firstly, we will visit the archeological site of Saqsayhuaman an impressive fortress built on massive stones, then we will head to the sacred Qenqo that used to be a temple where its believed the Incas embalmed their death. Do not miss the opportunity to capture the stunning views with your camera!
Once we have accomplished our tour, it will be time to head back to Cusco, and transfer you to your accommodation. Later on the afternoon you will be taking to a recognize Spanish school for your lesson of the day it will the perfect and interactive experience to reinforce your knowledge according to your level of Spanish.

DAY 9
SACRED VALLEY (B, L)

Todays, we have a wonderful day programmed for you, after breakfast we will be heading towards the stunning Sacred Valley. You will first encounter the beautiful landscaped until we reach our first stop in Pisaq, where we will visit the cheerful market located in the middle of the main square.
The market is the busiest on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday, the locals take advantage to offer all kinds of products and souvenirs such as woven blankets, clothing, jewelry and so much more. Later on we will move to Ollantaytambo to witness the incredible enclosures of this fortress, your expert guide will give you further explanation of the purpose and theories about this impressive Inca construction.

By the afternoon, you will indulge in a delicious lunch to later on be transfer to the train station in Ollanytambo in order to board the train that will take to Aguas Calientes. Once you arrived you will be taken to your hotel and the rest of the day will be yours to explore of this peculiar town.

DAY 10
MACHU PICCHU (B)

An early arise await you, as the highlight of your trip has arrived. Shortly, after a 30 min ride you will encounter Machu Picchu entrance where your guide will meet you. Once you set a step inside this amazing citadel you will be amazed by its magnificence, your knowledgeable guide will explain and lead you toward the most important enclosures of the citadel while learning more about the Inca lifestyle and culture.

When all your doubts were solver, you will have some time to wonder around the sanctuary at your leisure, capture these precious moments with many pictures. As an option you also have the chance to hike up to Huayna Picchu mountain to access a more panoramic views or Machu Picchu if you would like a more tranquil walk, please note these are unguided hikes and have additional costs also they must be booked far in advanced.
After you have accomplished your visit, it is finally to head down to Aguas Calientes by bus in order to reach the train and return to Cusco. Once in the train station your representative will transfer you to your hotel to rest after a rewarding day.

DAY 11
HUMANTAY LAKE (B, L)

An early arise await us, as we delve into a drive through the Sacred Valley until we reach Mollepata village, where we will enjoy breakfast to warm up our bodies. Then we will head towards a Soraypampa, where is located the start point of the Salkantay Trek. As we begin to walk, the stunning views will immediately catch your eyes, if the day is clear and so the sky we will be able to witness the grandiosity of Salkantay and Humantay, these snowcapped mountains are known as “Apus” which mean guardians mountains, in these case of the Salkantay Pass.
The walk will take around an hour and a half until we reach the lake at a regular pace since this excursion has moderate to challenging parts, of course any effort will be forgotten as soon as you lay eyes on the turquoise waters contrasting the blue sky.

Also, keep in mind that you may want to consider renting a house (for an extra cost) in case you do not feel like walking. Once we have arrived you will have some time at your lisure to capture this precios moments and scenary with your camera, we will also make an offering to the Apus for them to look after our hike and for the bravest ones to swim, only if the weather allows it.

After we have enjoyed of this break, we will begin with our descending towards Soraypampa, this part will be much easier than the first one. As we arrived to the village we will be welcome with a rewarding lunch to recover the lost energy, later on it will be time to start our journey back to Cusco.

DAY 12
TRANSFER OUT (B)

When you haven finished with breakfast, a View Latin America representative will be awaiting to take you the airport at the most opportune time and according to your flight schedule. We wish you a safe travel back home!

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