Colourful Peru

25 April, 2024

15-day journey

Embark on a remarkable 15-day journey through Peru, a land of ancient marvels, diverse landscapes, and rich cultures. In this comprehensive itinerary, we’ll guide you through a mesmerizing exploration of Peru’s most iconic destinations, from the coastal wonders of Paracas to the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu and the breathtaking biodiversity of Tambopata. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime as we uncover the best of Peru in just two weeks.

Day 1-2: Paracas – Gateway to the Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines

Begin your Peruvian odyssey in the coastal town of Paracas, renowned for its stunning natural beauty and vibrant marine life. Spend your first day exploring the Ballestas Islands, often dubbed the “Galapagos of Peru,” where you can encounter sea lions, penguins, and an array of seabirds.

Ballestas Islands - Islas Ballestas Paracas - 15-day journey

On the second day, venture into the desert to discover the enigmatic Nazca Lines, ancient geoglyphs etched into the arid landscape. Take a scenic flight over these mysterious formations to witness the intricate designs, including the iconic hummingbird and spider.

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Day 3-6: Lake Titicaca – Mystical Waters and Floating Islands

From Paracas, journey south to the mystical shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and a sacred destination steeped in Andean mythology. Spend your next four days immersing yourself in the tranquility of the lake, visiting traditional communities, and delving into indigenous culture.

lake titicaca - 15-day journey

Explore the Uros Floating Islands, where the indigenous Uru people have crafted artificial islands from totora reeds, showcasing their ingenuity and resilience. Continue your exploration with a visit to Taquile Island, renowned for its intricate textiles and centuries-old traditions.

Day 7-10: Cusco – Gateway to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Travel to the historic city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the next four days uncovering the treasures of Cusco and its surroundings, including the awe-inspiring Sacred Valley and the legendary citadel of Machu Picchu.

Explore the archaeological wonders of the Sacred Valley, including the Pisac ruins and the vibrant market of Pisac, where you can admire local crafts and interact with artisans. Then, embark on a memorable journey to Machu Picchu, marveling at the ancient citadel nestled amidst towering Andean peaks.

Day 11-15: Tambopata – Immersion in the Amazon Rainforest

Conclude your Peruvian adventure with an unforgettable expedition into the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Tambopata. Fly from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon, where your jungle exploration begins.

Reserva Nacional de Tambopata - Birdwatching Manu Road - Avistamiento de Aves ruta Manu - Tambopata National Park

Over the final five days, delve into the pristine wilderness of Tambopata National Reserve, encountering an astonishing diversity of flora and fauna. Trek through lush jungle trails, navigate tranquil rivers, and embark on wildlife-spotting excursions led by experienced local guides.

Each evening, unwind in a comfortable eco-lodge nestled in the rainforest, savoring the sounds of the jungle and reflecting on the wonders of your Peruvian journey.

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With this meticulously crafted 15-day itinerary, you’ll embark on a transformative voyage through Peru, immersing yourself in its natural wonders, ancient civilizations, and vibrant cultures. Whether you’re exploring the coastal marvels of Paracas, marveling at the mystical allure of Machu Picchu, or venturing into the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Tambopata, your journey promises to be an unforgettable odyssey filled with discovery, adventure, and awe-inspiring moments.

Are you planning your next trip to Peru?

Colourful Peru invites you to experience our region. We are committed to offer you the best options so you can live a Colourful journey. If you want to know more about our suggested journeys, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.



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