Peru Explorer

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Countries Visited:

  • Peru

Description

A fusion of history, natural wonders, colour and culture, incredible Peru is just waiting to be explored. Travel to the biodiverse Peruvian Amazon Rainforest from Lima before ascending into the Andes. Be enchanted by the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, admire vast Lake Titicaca, discover the canyons of the Colca Valley and explore the volcanic 'white city' of Arequipa.

Amazing Peru

Discover the many sides of Peru. Immerse yourself in the diverse eco-system of the Peruvian Amazon Jungle, visiting Tambopata Candamo National Reserve and palm-fringed Lake Sandoval, spotting wildlife and soaking up the tranquil atmosphere. Fly to the former Incan capital of Cusco, then travel to the Sacred Valley and explore the ancient ruins, markets and Inca history. Travel by vista-dome train to the famous Lost City of the Incas, breathtaking Machu Picchu!  

Lakes, Valleys and Volcanoes

Enjoy a wonderful day cruising immense Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, before continuing to volcanic Colca Valley. Travel to the Cross of the Condor, with amazing viewpoints over the canyon and where the majestic Andean condor can be seen cruising on the morning thermals.

Explore the white city

Framed by three volcanoes, the ‘white city’ of Arequipa is simply stunning. Spend the day exploring the colonial-era streets filled with white buildings. Highlights include the Convent of Santa Catalina, Plaza de Armas and the Church of La Compañía. A trip to the Carmen Alto viewpoint provides beautiful vistas of the surrounding landscape and imposing volcanoes.

SPECIAL DEPARTURE 15 JUNE 2020 - INTI RAYMI FESTIVAL

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Inti Raymi Festival, Cusco

Witness the colour and pageantry of Inti Raymi Festival ("Festival of the Sun") featuring street fairs, dancing, and live music from Peruvian musical groups. Enjoy the day, taking in the spectacle and incredible sights & sounds of this annual festival.

Visit Peru

 

The Peru Tourism website is a great resource for anyone considering a trip to this vibrant South American nation.

Click here to view the website.

Itinerary

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia - Arrive Lima

Bienvenido a Peru and its capital city, Lima!

Day 2. Lima

Get acquainted with Lima on a city tour. We'll see the Lima Cathedral, Convento de San Francisco and the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts. Enjoy a group welcome dinner tonight. [B,D]

Day 3. Lima - Amazon Jungle

Adventure awaits! We fly to the Amazon Jungle. After a short cruise along the river we'll reach our jungle lodge in time for lunch.  [B,L,D]

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Special Experience: The largest rainforest on Earth, the Amazon Jungle is an incredibly diverse ecosystem. We'll cruise along rivers, canoe across lakes and spot the native wildlife, including monkeys, giant otters and caiman!

Day 4. Amazon Jungle

Walking Man

This morning we visit Tambopata Candamo National Reserve and the beautiful palm-fringed Lake Sandoval, home to the endangered giant river otter. Later we'll stroll through the canopy on hanging bridges, before a night walk to spot the nocturnal wildlife. [B,L,D]

Day 5. Amazon Jungle

This morning we cruise to a local farm to learn about the cultivation of products in the jungle. [B,L,D]

Day 6. Amazon Jungle - Cusco

Today we fly to Cusco, the former Incan capital. This afternoon we explore Koricancha, considered the most spectacular of all the Incan temples. We'll then enjoy a group dinner. [B,D]

Day 7. Cusco

Visit the colourful San Pedro Market and be amazed by the fortress of Sacsayhuaman this morning. Later, we'll see the 17th century Cathedral of Santo Domingo, a fine example of colonial baroque architecture, and the neighbourhood of Barrio San Blas on a walking tour. [B]

Day 8. Cusco - Sacred Valley

Travel into the unique Sacred Valley, stopping at Awanacancha and Pisac on the way to see the lively market and impressive Incan ruins. [B]

Day 9. Sacred Valley

This morning we explore the archaeological ruins of Ollantaytambo. We’ll also visit the salt ponds at Maras and terraces of Moray. [B]

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Special Experience: Enjoy a traditional chicha and taste some cuy, a regional delicacy of guinea pig, at a local chicheria.

Day 10. Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Walking Man

A magical day as we travel by Vistadome train through the Sacred Valley to the legendary Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu! [B,D]

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Inca Trail - optional trek. See the Inca Trail tab or contact us for more information.

Day 11. Machu Picchu - Cusco

There's time for an optional second visit to Machu Picchu this morning. We'll then head back to Cusco via Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration. [B]

Day 12. Cusco

Enjoy a day at leisure in Cusco. Use the day to rest and recuperate, or explore the interesting plazas, ruins and shops at your own pace. [B]

Day 13. Cusco - Lake Titicaca

We travel through the majestic High Andes Mountains to the city of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable body of water. [B]

Day 14. Lake Titicaca

Cruise across Lake Titicaca, which is split over Peru and Bolivia. We visit the Uros Islands, made from reeds, to learn how each of the local families lives on their own island and survives the harsh climate. We'll also visit beautiful Taquile Island where we'll enjoy lunch. [B,L]

Day 15. Lake Titicaca - Colca Valley

We make our way down into the incredible Colca Valley today, home to the world's deepest canyon and some spectacular scenery. Along the way we'll pass through tiny local villages and admire the changing landscape. [B,D]

Day 16. Colca Valley - Arequipa

On our way to Arequipa, we'll stop at the mountain terraces of Antahuilque, where we'll learn about the importance of the balconies and choquetico (hanging tombs). [B,L]

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Special Experience: The Cross of the Condor is the deepest point of the Colca Canyon. It is where the majestic Andean condor can be seen cruising over the morning thermals. Watching this amazing bird in flight is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Day 17. Arequipa

This morning we explore the ‘white city’ of Arequipa. Highlights include the Convent of Santa Catalina, Plaza de Armas, Church of La Compañía and Carmen Alto - a viewpoint for beautiful vistas over the surrounding landscape. Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 18. Depart Arequipa

Today we bid farewell to Peru and begin our journey home. [B]

Day 19. In Transit

Day 20. Arrive Australia

Inti Raymi

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This Itinerary is for the 15 June 2020 departure only. It includes the Inti Raymi Festival on Day 10

Day 1. Depart Australia - Arrive Lima

Bienvenido a Peru and its capital city, Lima!

Day 2. Lima - Amazon Jungle

Adventure awaits! We fly to the Amazon Jungle. After a short cruise along the river we'll reach our jungle lodge in time for lunch. [B,L,D]

Special_walking

Special Experience: The largest rainforest on Earth, the Amazon Jungle is an incredibly diverse ecosystem. We'll cruise along rivers, canoe across lakes and spot the myriad of native wildlife, including monkeys, giant otters and caiman!

Day 3. Amazon Jungle

Walking Man

This morning we visit Tambopata Candamo National Reserve and the beautiful palm-fringed Lake Sandoval, home to the endangered giant river otter. Later we'll stroll through the canopy on hanging bridges, before a night walk to spot the nocturnal wildlife. [B,L,D]

Day 4. Amazon Jungle

This morning we cruise to a local farm to learn about the cultivation of products in the jungle. [B,L,D]

Day 5. Amazon Jungle - Cusco

Today we fly to Cusco, the former Incan capital. This afternoon we explore Koricancha, considered the most spectacular of all the Incan temples. We'll then enjoy a group dinner. [B,D]

Day 6. Cusco - Sacred Valley

Travel into the unique Sacred Valley, stopping at Awanacancha and Pisac on the way to see the lively market and impressive Incan ruins.  [B]

Day 7. Sacred Valley

This morning we explore the archaeological ruins of Ollantaytambo. We’ll also visit the salt ponds at Maras and terraces of Moray. 

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Special Experience: Enjoy a traditional chicha and taste some cuy, a regional delicacy of guinea pig, at a local chicheria. [B]

Day 8. Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Walking Man

A magical day as we travel by Vistadome train through the Sacred Valley to the legendary Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu! [B,D]

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Inca Trail - optional trek. See optional excursions tab.

Day 9. Machu Picchu - Cusco

There's time for an optional second visit to Machu Picchu this morning. We'll then head back to Cusco via Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration. [B]

Day 10. Cusco, Inti Raymi Festival

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Special ExperienceWitness the colour and pageantry of Inti Raymi Festival ("Festival of the Sun") featuring street fairs, dancing, and live music from Peruvian musical groupsEnjoy today taking in the spectacle and incredible sights & sounds of this annual festival. [B]

Day 11. Cusco

Visit the colourful San Pedro Market and be amazed by the fortress of Sacsayhuaman this morning. Later, we'll see the 17th century Cathedral of Santo Domingo, a fine example of colonial baroque architecture, and the neighbourhood of Barrio San Blas on a walking tour. [B]

Day 12. Cusco - Lake Titicaca

We travel through the majestic High Andes Mountains to the city of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable body of water. [B]

Day 13. Lake Titicaca

Cruise across Lake Titicaca, which is split over Peru and Bolivia. We visit the Uros Islands, made from reeds, to learn how each of the local families lives on their own island and survives the harsh climate. We'll also visit beautiful Taquile Island where we'll enjoy lunch. [B,L]

Day 14. Lake Titicaca - Colca Valley

We make our way down into the incredible Colca Valley today, home to the world's deepest canyon and some spectacular scenery. Along the way we'll pass through tiny local villages and admire the changing landscape. [B,D]

Day 15. Colca Valley - Arequipa

On our way to Arequipa, we'll stop at the mountain terraces of Antahuilque, where we'll learn about the importance of the balconies and choquetico (hanging tombs). [B,L]

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Special Experience: The Cross of the Condor is the deepest point of the Colca Canyon. It is where the majestic Andean condor can be seen cruising over the morning thermals. Watching this amazing bird in flight is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Day 16. Arequipa

This morning we explore the ‘white city’ of Arequipa. Highlights include the Convent of Santa Catalina, Plaza de Armas, Church of La Compañía and Carmen Alto - a viewpoint for beautiful vistas over the surrounding landscape. Tonight we'll enjoy a group dinner. [B,D]

Day 17. Arequipa - Lima

Fly to Lima this morning and then get acquainted with the city on a tour. We'll see the Lima Cathedral, Convento de San Francisco and the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts. Enjoy a group farewell dinner tonight. [B,D]

Day 18. Depart Lima

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 19. In Transit

Day 20. Arrive Australia

Inca Trail - Optional trek

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This tour includes the option to hike a portion of the famous Inca Trail! Mind-blowing and magical, this journey will leave you marvelling at the achievements of this ancient civilisation.

The trek commences early in the morning, when we're picked up from our hotel and taken to the train station. We board the train to the 'Km 104' train station, the starting point of our trek. While this is one of the easier treks around the Cusco region, you will need a reasonable level of fitness to complete it.

The first site along the way is the incredible archaeological complex of Chachabamba. From here the trail ascends for 8km.

At approximately the 4 hour mark we arrive at the impressive ruins of Wiñay Wayna built into the steep countryside. As we continue, we'll enjoy magnificent views of the Urubamba River Valley and the Choquesuysuy archaeological complex.

We continue along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle for another hour or so, until we arrive at the picturesque Sun Gate of Inti Punku - a wonderful photo opportunity.

The trek ends in the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and there really is no better way to tick off this unique bucket list item. Our guide will take us through this mind-blowing site, pointing out the most important parts of the ancient civilisation.

Details

  • A good level of fitness is required
  • Altitude levels will range from 2,400-2,700m
  • The portion of the trek we'll be completing covers 13km over a 7-8 hour period
  • The tour will be led by a professional English-speaking guide
  • Boxed lunch and entrance fees for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are included.

Cost

$570pp

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers may apply. Solo supplementary pricing applies. The trek is strictly limited to permit availability and must be pre-booked at the time of tour booking. The trek is not available in February due to trail closure. 

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Peru. Taxes included.
  • 2 economy-class flights within Peru
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $260pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 13 nights in 3½-4½ star hotels
  • 3 nights in an Amazon Jungle lodge near Puerto Maldonado
  • 1 night stay at the 4½ star Inkaterra Machu Picchu Eco Retreat, Aguas Calientes
  • 17 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based tour director (based on minimum of 8 passengers)
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Sightseeing

Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour and visit the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts.
  • Explore the Amazon Jungle from Puerto Maldonado, discovering village life, sampling local food and spotting wildlife. Visit beautiful Lake Sandoval and Tambopata Candamo National Reserve, and keep an eye out for the parrots, caiman and the endangered giant river otter.
  • Take a walking tour of Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, and enjoy the old world ambience over dinner at Casa Qorikancha restaurant, behind the Church of Santo Domingo in Cusco.
  • Explore the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman followed by a visit to the buzzing San Pedro Market, selling all things weird and wonderful.
  • Discover Cusco on a walking tour, visiting the 17th century cathedral and the beautiful San Blas neighbourhood.
  • Travel into the magical Sacred Valley and visit the village Awanacancha to see locals weaving and meet the herds of llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicunas.
  • Stop in the small town of Pisac and explore the impressive ruins and lively market.
  • Tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, then visit a house for a taste of local life.
  • Visit a local chicheria. Learn about and taste the traditional chicha and try some of the local delicacy, guinea pig.
  • Explore the patchwork of salt pans at Maras and the elliptical terraces of Moray before visiting the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba.
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, gateway to Machu Picchu!
  • Feel the magic of the Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu on an in-depth guided tour and enjoy some time to explore the ruins at your own pace.
  • Spend the night in a nature retreat in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo. Continue to Cusco by road, stopping at Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration.
  • Marvel at the amazing scenery travelling through the High Andes Mountains from Cuzco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
  • Cruise out to the incredible floating reed Uros Islands, made entirely out of reeds from the lake. Then visit Taquile Island and learn about the unique traditions of the islands' inhabitants.
  • Make your way into the incredible Colca Canyon (the world's deepest), via the villages of Patapampa, Chucura, Toccra, Vizcachani and Patahuasi.
  • Visit the Cross of the Condor, the canyon's deepest point, and watch the majestic Andean condors as they cruise over the morning thermals.
  • Stroll through the villages of Yanque, Alchoma, Maca and Pinoholloand stop at the mountain terraces of Antahuilque to learn about the importance of the balconies and hanging tombs.
  • Discover the "white city" of Arequipa and its beautiful buildings built from volcanic stone. See Santa Catalina Convent, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Church of La Compania and Carmen Alto viewpoint.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

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Valid From: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Adelaide
Other departure cities: Clients ex Hobart add $100pp & Perth add $250pp
Tips: Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $260pp pre-paid
Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes, $835pp
Single supplement: from $2,350
  • Day/Date Variations: Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
  • Taxes & Fuel Costs: Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
  • T&C: All prices shown are per person based on twin share and include airfares, all taxes and tips. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here

Fitness to Travel

Let's Talk Fitness

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At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.
We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.
Our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.
Bunnik Tours are for independently-minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:
1. Generous amounts of free time
2. Lots of walking
3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:
1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda
4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:
1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
4. Carry their own luggage
5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

Optional Excursions

Machu Picchu 2nd visit - half day - $91pp US
Your tour already includes one visit to Machu Picchu; however you may wish to take a second visit to explore this phenomenon further. Please note that the 2nd visit includes entry and transportation only (guide not included).

Machu Picchu 2nd visit & Huayna Picchu - half day - $110pp US
Your tour already includes one visit to Machu Picchu; however you may wish to take a second visit to explore this phenomenon further and incorporate a climb up to Huayna Picchu (considered to provide the best view over Machu Picchu). Please note this includes entry into Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and transportation only (guide not included).

Please note: Huayna Picchu has a limited number of tickets available each day. These usually sell out well in advance and it is unlikely it will be possible to arrange entry upon arrival into Aguas Calientes. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you purchase your entrance ticket online in advance to secure entry. However, it is important to note that this option is non-refundable even if entry is cancelled due to bad weather. The online option will only secure your ticket to Huayna Picchu and entrance to Machu Picchu; the return bus from Aguas Calientes will be in addition and will need to be arranged locally. http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe

Please Note: All optional tours are based on a minimum of 2 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without prior notice. Payment by cash is preferred as there are no guarantees that credit card facilities will be available. Please check with your Tour Director locally for information relating to this. Credit card fees and exchange rates are at the discretion of your bank.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to change and every effort is made to avoid this. However if a change does become necessary, accommodation of a similar standard will be used.

Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe, Lima

Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe is located in the trendy Lima neighborhood of Miraflores. Within walking distance of the Larcomar oceanfront entertainment, dining and shopping complex, as well as Las Pizzas Street, the Miraflores Central Mark and Kennedy Park, this hotel is the perfect base for exploring the Peruvian capital from. The hotel boasts a rooftop outdoor pool with poolside bar and terrace, a fitness centre, a restaurant and bar/lounge. Comfortable guest rooms feature modern conveniences and amenities such as soundproof windows, flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, coffee makers and ironing boards.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

Hacienda Concepcion, Puerto Maldonado

Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and accessed by the Madre de Dios river from Puerto Maldonado port, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion is located in the heart of Puerto Maldonado's Amazon Jungle. The rooms and bungalows provide rustic comfort, with dark wood floors and furniture. Each comes with a private bathroom and forest or oxbow lake views. Guests can make the most of the onsite restaurant and bar, and the hotel can also organise extra excursions like canopy tours, jungle walks and night sailing on the river.

Facilities: safe deposit box

Novotel, Cuzco

The Novotel in Cusco is ideally located in the historic city centre close to the Plaza de Armas and Cathedral. This hotel is housed in a renovated 16th century building with spacious modern rooms and hosts an atmospheric restaurant and bar in an atrium at the centre of the hotel.

Facilities: wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities (public areas)

Pakaritampu, Sacred Valley

The name Pakaritampu derives from the Quechua words 'pakari' meaning dawn and 'tampu' meaning home. Pakaritampu Hotel is located in the Sacred Valley in the quaint village of Ollantaytambo, just 2 minutes from the train station with direct connection to Machu Picchu. The town of Ollantaytambo is the starting point of the Inca Trail, a beautiful place that also offers various tourist attractions, shops, restaurants and cafes.

Facilities: wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities (public areas)

Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel, Machu Picchu

An intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel in a sprawling Andean-style village within 12 acres of secluded exquisite beauty, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable whitewashed casitas nestled into terraced hills. Spa services use sublime natural essences, and a first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. Savor a cup of tea by a crackling fire in the hotel reception lounge and discover the indulgences, amenities and excursions that await you.

Facilities: wifi; outdoor swimming pool

 

Casa Andina Premium, Puno

Casa Andina Premium Puno is nestled on the shores of Lake Titicaca and enjoys a spectacular location with stunning views over the highest navigable lake in the world. The property features a restaurant and bar/lounge, as well as a terrace, and complimentary newspapers and a fireplace in the lobby.

Facilities: wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

Colca Lodge, Colca Canyon

Boasting a wide range of spa services, access to thermal baths and 3 gourmet dining options, this resort offers garden views from every room. Basic internet satellite service is available at the front desk. Rooms feature a warm ambiance - there are parquet floors, rugs, stencilled walls, fire places and decorated wood panelling. Puye Restaurant offers Alpandina cuisine and the BBQ bar serves typical Peruvian specialties on the banks of the Colca River.

Facilities: heating; wifi (public areas); safe deposit box; outdoor pool

Casa Andina Premium, Arequipa

Restored to its original grandeur, this storied pillar colonial mansion is as much living museum as it is hotel. Inhabiting the 1794 former Casa de la Moneda (Mint House)—a National Historic Monument — it is Arequipa’s finest hotel and one of the most sumptuous hotels to stay in all of Peru. Brilliantly illuminated at night, the hotel is located in the heart of Arequipa’s historic quarter.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

Weather

Weather

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Currency

Currency

Nuevo Sol

The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN; S/).

  • 1 Nuevo Sol = 100 céntimos
  • Nuevo Sol notes are in denominations of S/.200, 100, 50, 20 and 10
  • Coins are in denominations of S/.5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 céntimos

Tour Extensions

These optional extras can be included in your tour.

Reviews for Peru Explorer

This tour has a rating of 4 stars based on 3 reviews.

Here's what others have had to say about this tour.

Peru Explorer Dreams fulfilled 4
All at once I was able to fulfill my dream of experiencing the Amazon Jungle, Machu Picchu and condors soaring above my head. I was particularly impressed with your tour director Carlos - he is clearly deeply connected to his land and was able to not just help us experience these special places but to feel them as well. Very special. Lesley M - January 2019
Peru Explorer I loved Peru & all it had to offer, amazing 4
All of the guides were excellent. Accommodation was wonderful, food fabulous. Small group size -very lucky! Denise S - April 2018
Peru Explorer An amazing place with great history. One highlight after another. 4
The place, the organisation made it so easy, the food, the friends and our amazing tour guide Jesus. Lexie P - June 2018

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Special Experiences!

  • Explore the Amazon Jungle, an incredibly diverse ecosystem. Cruise along rivers, canoe across lakes, wander through rainforest and spot the native wildlife. Think monkeys, otters, parrots and caiman!
  • Enjoy a traditional chicha and taste some guinea pig at a local chicheria.
  • Visit The Cross of the Condor in Colca Canyon, where the majestic Andean condor can be seen cruising over the morning thermals. Watching this amazing bird in flight is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Trip Info

Group Size

Max: 20

Transportation

Coach, plane, boat & train

Tips

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $260pp pre-paid

Tour Highlights

• Explore the Amazon Jungle from Puerto Maldonado, discovering village life, sampling local food and spotting wildlife • Feel the magic of Peru's Sacred Valley and the Lost Incan city of Machu Picchu • Cruise across Lake Titicaca to the floating Uros Islands • Tour the Colca Valley and its incredible canyons • Discover the 'white city' of Arequipa and its beautiful buildings built from volcanic stone

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Bunnik Tours Reviews for Peru Explorer

This tour has a rating of 4 stars based on 3 reviews.