14 days | 13 nights /

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Archeological sites

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Marine life

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Starting price

USD 1891 per person

Discover the magic of the Peruvian Southern on an unforgettable journey that will take you to explore some of the country’s most stunning destinations! From the bustling metropolis of Lima to the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu, this itinerary will immerse you in the cultural richness, natural beauty, and fascinating history of Peru.

We begin our journey in Lima, the cosmopolitan capital of Peru, where modernity intertwines with colonial history. Explore the fascinating neighborhoods of Miraflores and Barranco, where you’ll find a unique combination of art, gastronomy, and nightlife. From Lima, we head south to Paracas, a coastal paradise famous for its breathtaking National Reserve and the Ballestas Islands, home to an incredible variety of marine life, including sea lions and penguins.

Continuing our journey, we venture into the desert to discover Huacachina, an oasis surrounded by towering sand dunes. Here, you can enjoy thrilling activities such as sandboarding and buggy rides through the desert. Next, we travel to Arequipa, known as the “White City” due to its impressive colonial architecture built with sillar, a white volcanic stone.

From Arequipa, we journey to the Colca Valley, home to the majestic Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world and the natural habitat of the Andean condor. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at stunning landscapes, visit picturesque villages, and immerse yourself in local traditions.

Our journey then takes us to the mystical Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and home to the legendary floating islands of the Uros, inhabited by an indigenous community that has preserved its ancestral traditions over time. You can embark on a boat trip across the lake, visit the islands, and get to know the fascinating culture of this region up close.

Finally, we arrive in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and the gateway to exploring the legendary citadel of Machu Picchu. Discover the remnants of Inca culture in every corner of Cusco, from the imposing remains of Sacsayhuamán to the intricate alleyways of its historic center.

The highlight of our journey will undoubtedly be the visit to Machu Picchu, one of the most impressive archaeological wonders in the world and a lasting testament to the ingenuity and skill of the Inca civilization. Marvel at the majesty of this lost city high in the Andes and let yourself be enveloped by its mystery and incomparable beauty.

In summary, this journey will take you on a fascinating odyssey through some of Peru’s most iconic and captivating destinations, offering you a unique experience full of adventures, discoveries, and unforgettable moments. Join us and let Peru enchant you with its unmatched charm! Contact us now to reserve your spot on this unforgettable journey.

Lima, Paracas, Huacachina, Arequipa, Lake Titica & Cusco

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day1 :

Lima: International arrival

Upon arrival at Lima International Airport our staff will be waiting to greet you and transfer you to your hotel. Here you will receive a summary of the tour contracted, you will be given the vouchers for the provision of all the services included in the tour.

Meals: None

day2 :

Lima - Paracas

As the sun begins to rise on the horizon, marking the start of an adventure that promises to be unforgettable.

07:00 – We prepare to depart from Lima, picking you up at your chosen location. Double-check your booking confirmation to ensure you don’t miss a moment of this journey. On our way, we make a stop to delight in a unique breakfast. From the most authentic bread ovens, savor the incomparable taste of Peru’s finest freshly baked bread, a true feast for the palate.

We uncover secrets buried in the Secret Tunnels of the Slaves, exploring the historic Hacienda San José in Chincha. Immerse yourself in history and learn about the depth of slavery in this region, a lesson that connects us with the past in an intimate way.

2:00PM Our arrival in Paracas greets us with the serenity of a beautiful seaside town, a place where time seems to stand still to allow us to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds it. Afternoon free. Overnight

Meals: Breakfast

day3 :

Paracas: Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve - Huacachina: Vineyard, buggies and sandboard

The dawn finds us ready to continue our journey, eager to explore new horizons and experience unparalleled emotions.

08:00AM We delve into the mysterious marine world of the Ballestas Islands, where wildlife unfolds in its full splendor. Observe penguins, sea lions, and other creatures in their natural habitat, an experience that connects us with the astonishing diversity of nature.

10:30AM We immerse ourselves in the vastness of the Paracas National Reserve, a protected gem that showcases the grandeur of the South American desert in all its splendor. Let yourself be captivated by the immensity of this unique landscape, an invitation to reflection and admiration. After a day full of discoveries, we

bid farewell to Paracas to continue our journey to Huacachina. 1:30PM In a tour of a Pisco Vineyard, we toast to life and friendship with several free samples of Peru’s emblematic national drink. An experience that plunges us into the culture and traditions of this land.

3:15PM We arrive in Huacachina, the only oasis in South America, a dreamlike place that welcomes us with its dazzling beauty and air of mystery. Ready for adventure? We glide down the largest dunes in South America with a session of Sandboarding and Dune Buggy rides, feeling the thrill of speed and freedom with every move.

Each day of this itinerary is filled with surprises and moments that will take your breath away. A journey to remember, where each experience brings you closer to the magic of Peru.

Meals: Breakfast

day4 :

Huacachina - Arequipa

In the afternoon, we bid farewell to the calm of Huacachina to venture into new lands and continue discovering the treasures that Peru holds. We will stop in Nazca for dinner. Overnight in the bus.

Meals: Breakfast

day5 :

Arequipa: City tour and Santa Catalina Monastery

The sun rises over Arequipa, the “White City,” spreading its warm embrace over its cobblestone streets and majestic buildings. It is here where our journey culminates. Morning free to rest.

In the afternoon, we will start our tour taking a leap to the past walking around the Monasterio de Santa Catalina (Saint Catherine’s Monastery), where we will discover more than three centuries of history and contemporary life behind its walls. We will go to Arequipa´s Main Square giving you detailed information about it and then, we will go to the Iglesia de la Compañía (The Church of The Company), famous for its exaggerated baroque façade and altarpieces and its San Ignacio’s polychromed dome, which is one of the most outstanding in the city.

Once we finish our visit to the historic center, we will go to the traditional Yanahuara town, known for its traditional arches and square where we will have a view from the city and the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes.

After the all the visits, you will be taken to your hotel or to a close restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast

day6 :

Arequipa - Colca Valley

Breakfast at the hotel. Group departure at 07:30 a.m. to one of the most beautiful valleys in Peru. At the beginning, we will enjoy the majestic views of the Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes.

Then, we will arrive at the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve, where we will stop to see the vicuñas (the most important camelids in America) in their natural habitat. We will enjoy excellent views of the highlands and we will make several stops to take pictures. Our highest point on the road is “Pata Pampa” at 4,910 meters above sea level where we will be able to see the Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca and Mismi volcanoes, as well as the Chila mountain range.

We will arrive at Chivay and make a short visit to the square and then, we will go to the restaurant where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, we will have activities with the guide such as trekking to the San Antonio ruins, visiting the thermal baths and the town.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

day7 :

Colca Valley: Cruz del Cóndor (Condor’s Cross) - Puno

We will have an early breakfast so we can go to the “Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor” (Condor’s Cross Lookout). Timely arrival to the lookout, where you will have enough time to see the canyon’s depth, and if the weather is favorable, you may take incredible pictures of the condor’s spectacular flight.

After a settled time, we will have a brief trek on the canyon’s edge to see its depth and terraces.

Return to Chivay, visiting the Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque neighboring towns on our way. Choquetico lookout views.

Arrival to Chivay and buffet-style lunch in a typical restaurant. After lunch, we will continue our tour to Puno city. Arrival to the city and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

day8 :

Lake Titicaca: Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island

Get onboard an unforgettable tour on the Lake Titicaca. After having breakfast, we will get on a boat to visit the Uros Floating Islands, very early in the morning. The Uros are Lake Titicacas’ ancient inhabitants, known as the “water tribe”. They build their own islands by constantly adding totora layers. The totora is a material they also use to build their houses and boats.

We will continue sailing until we reach the Taquile Island, inhabited by Quechua natives who have developed an efficient and original social system and a great knitting technique for generations.

We will have lunch once we arrive and then, we will have a trek on its hills and archaeological sites. In the afternoon, we will go back to Puno to our chosen hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

day9 :

Puno - Cusco

Departure in a tourist bus early in the morning to Cusco city. During our trip, we will travel along the Collao plateau, and we will make a stop in Ayaviri city, which is an important cattle raising and textile center. There, we will visit the Kalasaya temple that belonged to the Pucara ancient culture. Approximately 70 kilometers ahead, we will pass by La Raya ranch, where we will see llama and vicuna herds.

Buffet lunch in a calm and quiet rural restaurant, where we will be delighted by the regional gastronomy.

On our way, we will stop at Racchi, where we will visit the spectacular Inca sanctuary built by Pachachutec and that was dedicated to the Inca god Wiracocha. This sanctuary has a central wall with a stone foundation and other walls made of adobe. There are several old buildings used as houses or warehouses around the temple. We will continue towards Andahuaylillas, a picturesque town where we will visit the San Pedro de Andahuaylillas temple, named as the Sistine Chapel of America because of its colonial art richness and the fresco paintings that cover walls, plinths, ceilings and facades. Finally, we will pass by the Wacarpay Lagoon, which will give us a spectacular view of the mountains reflected on its quiet waters. Arrival to Cusco, transfer to the chosen hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

day10 :

Cusco: City tour and nearby ruins

In the afternoon, we will get to know Cusco city on a guided tour, visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. The tour continues outside the city to visit the Kenko, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara archaeological complexes and the impressive Sacsayhuaman Fortress which was strategically built on a hill dominating Cusco. It is famous for its huge carved stones, put together with amazing precision to form the external walls of the complex. Some of these stones are over 9 meters high and weight more than 350 tons.

Meals: Breakfast

day11 :

Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Tour to the Sacred Valley of the the Incas, on the Vilcanota River where you will be able to see the typical Indian market and experience its people´s customs. (On Sundays, the mass is celebrated in Quechua the native language). Lunch in a valley’s local restaurant.

In the afternoon stop by Calca and Urubamba on our way to the Ollantaytambo fortress and citadel, built to guard the entrances to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions from the rainforest´s inhabitants. It is formed by a series of overlapping terraces. We will have the chance to walk through the towns’ streets so we can have a clear idea of how this military, religious and agricultural strategic center was during the Inca Empire.

Overnight stay in the Sacred Valley.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

day12 :

Sacred Valley of the Incas – Machu Picchu - Cusco

Visitors will be transferred to the train station early in the morning, to start their trip to the Machu Picchu citadel, also known as “The Lost City of the Incas”. They will get off the train at the Aguas Calientes station to take a bus that will take them to the wonderful citadel in a 30-minute-long trip through a zigzagging road. Once there, we will have a guided tour over the citadel, visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sundial, the Royal Chambers, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries.

Lunch in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, they will return to Cusco to be taken to their hotels.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

day13 :

Cusco - Lima

At appropriate time, transfer and assistance on your departure to Lima.

In the afternoon, guided tour in the morning through the most important and attractive places in Lima, “The City of Kings”. We will begin our tour in  Miraflores and San Isidro, both modern residential districts. We will go to the Financial Center, “El Golf”, “El Olivar” the “Huaca Pucllana” which is a pre-Inca ceremonial temple that has survived the urban expansion of the city. We will stop at “Parque del Amor” (The Love Park) where we will watch the Pacific Ocean.

We will continue our tour in Lima’s Historic Center, which was declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1991. It also was the center of the Spanish colony in the XVI century and the place where the first buildings were constructed. We will visit the Plaza San Martín, its balconies and old mansions, the Main Square and its important buildings as the Palace of Government, Lima´s Cathedral, the Archiepiscopal Palace and the City Hall, the Desamparados Station, among others.

We will enter one of the most important convents of the XVII century. We will visit the old Library, the choir, the Main Cloister and the underground vaults known as the “Catacumbas”.

Meals: Breakfast

day14 :

Lima: International departure

At appropiate time you will be transferred to the airport. Assistance in the airport of Lima city to board your international flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Destination Tourist Superior tourist Superior Deluxe


Ferré de Ville


San Agustín Exclusive

Casa Andina Premium

Paracas & Ballestas islands

Los Flamencos


Casa Andina Select

Double Tree by Hilton

Ica & Huacachina Lagoon


El Huacachinero

Viñas Queirolo

Viñas Queirolo


Runcu Arequipa

Conde de Lemos

La Hostería

Casa Andina Premium

Colca Valley

Colca Inn

Pozo del Cielo

El Refugio

Colca Lodge

Puno & Lake Titicaca

Balsas Inn

Casona Plaza Centro


Casa Andina Premium



Casona Plaza Hotel


Casa Andina Premium

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Lilium Valley

Doña Catta

Del Pilar Ollantaytambo

Casa Andina Premium

Price per person: USD 1891 2029 3395 4002


Lima Ferré de Ville
Paracas & Ballestas islands Los Flamencos
Ica & Huacachina Lagoon Curasi
Arequipa Runcu Arequipa
Colca Valley Colca Inn
Puno & Lake Titicaca Balsas Inn
Cusco Antawasi
Sacred Valley of the Incas Lilium Valley
Price per person: USD 1891
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Lima Mariel
Paracas & Ballestas islands Emancipador
Ica & Huacachina Lagoon El Huacachinero
Arequipa Conde de Lemos
Colca Valley Pozo del Cielo
Puno & Lake Titicaca Casona Plaza Centro
Cusco Casona Plaza Hotel
Sacred Valley of the Incas Doña Catta
Price per person: USD 2029
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Lima San Agustín Exclusive
Paracas & Ballestas islands Casa Andina Select
Ica & Huacachina Lagoon Viñas Queirolo
Arequipa La Hostería
Colca Valley El Refugio
Puno & Lake Titicaca Taypikala
Cusco Xima
Sacred Valley of the Incas Del Pilar Ollantaytambo
Price per person: USD 3395
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Lima Casa Andina Premium
Paracas & Ballestas islands Double Tree by Hilton
Ica & Huacachina Lagoon Viñas Queirolo
Arequipa Casa Andina Premium
Colca Valley Colca Lodge
Puno & Lake Titicaca Casa Andina Premium
Cusco Casa Andina Premium
Sacred Valley of the Incas Casa Andina Premium
Price per person: USD 4002
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Tour Inclusions


  • 2 nights accommodation in Lima
  • 1 night accommodation in Paracas
  • 1 night accommodation in Ica
  • 2 night accommodation in Arequipa
  • 1 night accommodation in Colca Valley
  • 2 nights accommodation in Puno
  • 3 nights accommodation in Cusco
  • 1 night accommodation in the Sacred Valley
  • Transfer in and out
  • Taxes
  • Guided tours (Spanish /English) according to the itinerary
  • Entrances fee according to the itinerary
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Train ticket Cusco-Aguas Calientes-Cusco
  • Bus ticket Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes



  • International and domestic flights
  • Fees for excess baggage
  • Alcoholic drinks, softdrinks or bottled water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • National or international personal phone calls
  • Not stated meals


All rates are expressed in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice.

All our itineraries have been very carefully prepared taking your trip’s best operation into account. However, changing the order of some tours or routes might be necessary in some cases. Although these changes occur in few instances, the itinerary details should be taken as a basic guide.

If Colourful Peru oversees buying and issuing local-flight tickets, their prices may vary until the date of the flight’s booking and payment. Furthermore, the airline might change the flight number as well as its departure hour.

Once the flight reservation and payment are made, the latter will not be reimbursable. Changes regarding name, flight, route, trip’s date or cancellations are not allowed.

Hotel reservations that are not part of an organized trip

Cancellations and Reimbursements  

  • All reserve cancellations or annulments shall be communicated by email from Monday to Friday. In case the communication is made on Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be considered as the date of receipt.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received 31 days before the date of entry to the hotel, the payment is reimbursable discounting administrative expenses.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received between 16 and 30 days before the date of entry to the hotel, Colourful Peru will charge 50% of the total payment as a penalty.
  • In case of no-show or if the cancellation or annulment is received 15 days or less before the check-in date, the payment will not be refunded.

Booked trips

Cancellations and Reimbursements

  • All reserve cancellations or annulments shall be communicated by email from Monday to Friday, in case the communication is made on Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be considered as the date of receipt.
  • The email shall have the necessary information to be immediately attended.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received up to 35 days before the booked trip’s start, the payment is reimbursable discounting administrative expenses.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received between 16 and 34 days before the booked trip’s start, Colourful Peru will charge 50% of the total payment as a penalty.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received 15 days or less before booked trip’s start, the payment will not be refunded.
  • On rare occasions, some tours can be affected or cancelled by climate conditions, riots, force majeure, etc. which are beyond the control of the airlines, hotels, suppliers or Live Corporation. In those cases, the company will not issue a refund.

(*) Note: some suppliers consider stricter cancellation conditions, consequently, they reserve the right to charge additional fees for other penalties in such cases.

Regarding the Inca Trail: the reserve is subject to its payment and there will not be reimbursements in case of cancellations, moreover, neither name nor date changes are allowed.

During peak season, the company reserves the right to change the cancellation regulations in case the suppliers apply other penalties or make the aforementioned changes.

Live Corporation carries out your trip’s arrangements, books transfer services, hotel rooms or other travel services required on your behalf, consequently, the company takes no responsibility for the loss of items, flight or tours delays due to events of force majeure, accidents or other events.

Live Corporation disclaims any liability for medical conditions, pregnancy, mental or physical limitations that might put at risk the health or integrity of the passenger or third parties during the operation of the booked tours or that might jeopardize the trip’s progress. Therefore, the company will not be obliged to any refunds or to address claims regarding the aforementioned reasons, even when there are not noticeable problems in normal circumstances.

Given this, it is important for the passengers to inform the company whether there is any of the aforementioned impediments, so we can offer and suggest suitable services according to the existing limitations.

Useful Info

The climate in Peru can be divided by zones: the western Andes that has a dry and cold climate in winter and its very rainy during the summer. The rainforest that has a hot, wet and rainy climate and the desert coast with a warm climate without regular rainfall.

The climate in Paracas varies according to the season. During summer, it is very hot and in winter the temperature decreases and there are strong winds so it is advisable to have a windbreaker at hand.

The climate in Arequipa city and the Colca Valley is dry and cold. The temperatures are between 17ºC y 24ºC in the morning and between 2°C and 6°C at night. Arequipa has sunny days and cold nights throughout the year. The rainy season is from December to March. 

Cusco has a mild climate with temperatures that go from 02ºC to 23ºC with warm days and cold nights. The rainy season is from December to March.

Machu Picchu has a semi-tropical climate with warm days and cold nights. The rainy season is from November to April.

The climate is very cold and dry in Puno. The temperature fluctuates between 5ºC and 8ºC throughout the year. It is sunny during the day and very cold during the night (-10ºC).

The rainy season is from December to March.

The weather doesn’t hold the trip back in general, except when the “El Niño” phenomenon is very aggressive. 

Peru Time Zone according to Greenwich Mean Time is -5 (GMT -5), same as Bogotá and Mexico throughout the year and same as New York during summer. When it is midday in Peru the hour in the most important cities is:

São Paulo 14:00
Frankfurt 19:00
Nueva York 13:00
Londres 18:00
Hong Kong 01:00 + 1day
Singapur 01:00 + 1day

In Arequipa: 2,350 meters above sea level
In Cusco: 3,360 meters above sea level
In Machu Picchu: 2,400 meters above sea level
In the Sacred Valley: 2,850 meters above sea level
In Puno: 3,860 meters above sea level


  • Windbreaker
  • Camera
  • Long-sleeve shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sweater and jacket
  • Repellent
  • Trek boots or snickers
  • Cap or hat
  • Water-resistant clothes
  • Sun block

The Peruvian Andes are at high altitudes, so it is necessary to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness or “soroche”. It is important to rest a few hours, to walk slowly and to eat light before beginning any tour. We also recommend drinking coca tea that helps with acclimatization. Even though water is potable in most cities, it is advisable to drink bottled water to avoid any problems.

To know if you need a visa to enter Peru, please go to the closest consulate since the requirement may vary at any moment. For more information, please go to:

Visa types to enter Peru

Peru’s official language is Spanish, which is spoken by 80% of the population. However, there is a large portion of the population that speaks Quechua and Aymara (especially in the Peruvian Andes). Moreover, we can find 55 dialects in the Amazonian rainforest.

Electricity in Peru is 220 Volts and 60 Hertz. In some hotels, you may find dual voltage outlets, however, we suggest checking your appliances’ voltage and take precautions by having a power adapter or converter.

During the last years, the Peruvian gastronomy has become famous because of its variety and exquisiteness. Among the most known dishes you can find the ceviche, a dish made of fish and seafood marinated in lemon juice.

The famous “picanterías” stand out in Arequipa. These are typical restaurants from the past. There, we can find dishes made of cheese, milk and shrimp from the Majes Valley. The best-known dish in Arequipa is the rocoto relleno. The rocoto is a spicy fruit that is stuffed with meat and it is served with potato and cheese.

Other dishes you should try are the ocopa arequipeñasolterito de quesochupe de camarones and adobo arequipeño (dish made of pork’s meat and chicha de jora). The city’s signature dessert is the queso helado prepared with milk, coconut and cinnamon.

You can try alpaca and trout prepared in several dishes in the Colca Valley

You can drink chicha de jora, a beverage made of fermented corn, and a shot of anisado as a digestive.

There is a new gastronomy trend in Cusco called “novoandina”. The novoandina cuisine is based on the creation of new dishes using local ingredients such as quinoa, quiwicha, potato, alpaca and trout. This way, we have dishes such as alpaca tenderloin with “quinotto” (risotto made of quinoa instead of rice) or grilled trout with sautéed vegetables and native potatoes.

In Puno, we can also find restaurants offering alpaca tenderloin and trout dishes with local vegetables and native potatoes. The zone’s pizzas also have a great acceptance due to the Andean cheese used in their preparation and the clay oven used to cook them.

Restaurants during your trip:
Arequipa: international and local food restaurants.
Cusco: international, local and vegetarian food restaurants.
Aguas Calientes: international and local food restaurants.
Puno: local food restaurants. Taquile only has the basic services.

Colourful Peru reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice due to weather conditions, river levels, transport departures or arrivals, etc., to assure a better development of your trip’s operation.


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