Highlights of Peru

Classic Touring

11 Days from $4,049

Was from $4,049

May 2019 - Mar 2020 Departures

​Follow in the footsteps of intrepid adventurers in Peru's mountain wilderness. Explore the remains of the Incas' final stronghold in the 'lost city' of Machu Picchu, visit beautiful colonial towns and discover the world's highest navigable lake on this fascinating trip.

Overview

What's included

• Just You Tour Manager as your host

• 9 nights in 4-star hotels

• 13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

PLUS…

• Specialist Local Guide

• Welcome drink

• Porterage

• Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • ​City tour of Lima including the impressive Cathedral
  • Cuzco city tour including Sacsayhuaman Fortress
  • Visit the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Lake Titicaca boat trip including Uros Islands
  • Visit the pre-Incan burial ground of Sillustani

Optional excursions

  • ​​Sacred Valley & Ollantaytambo​

Itinerary

Join your fellow travellers in Lima, the 'City of Kings'.

Founded in 1535 by the Spanish Conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, much of Spain's colonial influence can still be seen in Lima. Beautiful squares, fine churches and mansions have changed little since the 17th century. Must-see sights include the cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the Presidential Palace, which all feature on our included tour. The pre-Inca and Inca artefacts in the city's many museums are also fascinating and you'll have a chance to see them too. Get to know your travelling companions over a drink this evening.

It's important to allow your body time to acclimatise to the high altitude and we've left most of day 3 free for you to do so.

Cuzco, the former Inca capital, features a fascinating combination of Inca and colonial architecture in its mansions, churches and cobbled streets. Discover the city and the surrounding Inca sites, including the mighty ruins of the stone Sacsayhuaman Fortress, on a tour on day 4. Lovely Andean handicrafts and silver jewellery can be found at Cuzco's markets and boutiques. There is also a lively social scene – perhaps spend time with your fellow travellers in one of the inviting cafés or bars.

Today you'll also visit a school in the Chocco rural community which is supported by Just You Cares.

The famous ruined city of Machu Picchu was rediscovered by the American, Hiram Bingham, in 1911. Perched above a steep valley, swathed in dense jungle and often referred to as the 'Lost City', this is a truly incredible site. We travel to Machu Picchu by narrow gauge railway and take the bus up to mist-shrouded mountain tops and the captivating ruins. A Local Guide will accompany us and be on hand to answer questions. Wandering around the site and exploring the ruins for yourself is one of the greatest ways to experience Machu Picchu.

The Valley of the Incas is awash with intriguing sites and fascinating tales. The colourful village of Pisac is teeming with enticing markets and shops selling all manner of handicraft items - it's a lovely town with a real local feel and you may choose to spend some time here today.

The impressive Inca ruins of the Ollantaytambo fortress and temple offer an insight into the distinctive Inca building style and also deserve your attention. The site was being built at the time when the Spanish invaded, therefore much of the building was abandoned and remained unfinished.

​Today we're going to travel to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. We'll travel through magnificent scenery and make several stops en route. First we'll visit Andahuayluillas, where a beautiful 17th century church contains an organ decorated with angels and cherubs. Next we'll call at the ruins of Racchi, and after an included lunch we;ll see the archaeological site of Puca-Pucara before arriving in Puno.

Covering a vast 3,500 square miles, Lake Titicaca forms the natural border between Bolivia and Peru. At 12,500ft up in the mighty Andes, it's the world's highest navigable lake as well as the legendary birthplace of the Incas. On today's excursion we will board a boat and cruise to the floating Uros Islands. Here we'll admire homes made from a thick type of reed called 'tortora'.

This evening we gather for a farewell dinner in Puno, where we can enjoy views over Lake Titicaca. Later we'll fly to Lima.

Your Just You vacation comes to an end today.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Sacred Valley of the Incas and Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley of the Incas and Ollantaytambo

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Visit Chinchero, a small picturesque Andean village. Enter the home of a textile artisan, where you will see some of his original work and learn about his techniques, as well as his creative process. Then visit its significant Inca ruins dating from the end of the 15th Century, as well as a beautiful traditional church. Afterwards, on the road to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at the Racchi viewpoint, for one of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then it is on to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative building complexes of the Inca Empire and site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress and also a religious center. Finally, you will stop at the village of Ollantaytambo, known as "the only living Inca town". It is the best surviving example of Inca urban planning, with stone-paved streets that have been inhabited since the 12th Century.

Accommodation

The 4-star Jose Antonio Hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to downtown Lima. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and gift shop. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV and hairdryer.
The Jose Antonio Cuzco is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the main square. The hotel is fitted with modern amenities but also features stunning colonial details. Rooms are spacious with features including hair dryers, Wi-Fi and cable TV. The hotel also has two great restaurants serving both Peruvian specialties as well as international options.
The Jose Antonio Puno is positioned in front of the incredible Lake Titicaca, 10 minutes from the centre of Puno. The restaurant''s bar overlooks the lake – an ideal spot for a Pisco sour!
The 4-star Jose Antonio Hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to downtown Lima. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and gift shop. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV and hairdryer.

Jose Antonio Hotel Lima

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Tuesday 08 Oct 2019

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Wednesday 06 Nov 2019

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Saturday 14 Mar 2020

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