12 days from $5,424 per person*
  • Head into the Andes and discover the lost city of Machu Picchu.
  • Explore the rich ecosystem of the Peruvian Amazon.
  • Embark on private guided tours of ancient and modern capitals, Cusco and Lima.
  • Discover the beautiful scenery of Lake Titicaca, birthplace of the Incas.
  • Includes domestic airfare, and expertly selected premium accommodations.
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A new and improved bestselling tour where you’ll venture deep into the heart of Peru, exploring the Amazon, Lake Titicaca, and the relics of the great Incan Empire.

Peru is a nation that beckons adventurous travelers with its astounding natural and man-made diversity. From the breathtaking peaks of the Andes, and the forgotten temples and ancient tombs bleached from the eternal sun, to the vibrant ancient Incan and modern colonial capitals of Cusco and Lima, the rich ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest, and the expansive beauty of Lake Titicaca, Peru is assuredly one of the world's great travel destinations. With your private guide, roam cobblestone streets that wind through picturesque villages and photograph breathtaking Andean vistas. Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic train rides along the Urubamba River en route to enigmatic Machu Picchu. Behold lost Incan cities that have been carved into rock, and unveil the mysteries that lie within. Venture deep into the rainforest and spot exotic wildlife, and experience the serene beauty of Titicaca, birthplace of the Incas. This journey perfectly encompasses the quintessence of Peru.

Please note that the cost of regional and international air has not yet been included in your quotation. Air experts are standing by to help. Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Lima
    Lima
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Peru - Welcome
    • JW Marriott Executive Lounge Access
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Lima
    Lima
    • Private Tour - Lima City Tour & Curated Larco Museum Visit (with Lunch, 6 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide/Curator
    • Activity - Dinner Reservations & Car Service - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Lima to Puerto Maldonado to Amazon
    Lima to Puerto Maldonado to Amazon
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Air - Lima - Puerto Maldonado [via Cusco, 3 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Shared Transfer - Airport - Shuttle/Driver
    • Shared Transfer - Lodge - Motorized Canoe/Skipper
    • Activity - Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica - Inclusions
    • Activity - Hiking the Oje Trail & Twilight River Ride
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Amazon
    Amazon
    • Activity - Lake Sandoval and the Tambopata National Reserve
    • Activity - The Inkaterra Canopy Walkway
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Amazon
    Amazon
    • Activity - Exploring Gamitana Creek
    • Activity - Rainforest Garden Walk & Rainforest by Night
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Amazon to Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
    Amazon to Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
    • Transfer - Lodge - Motorized Canoe/Skipper
    • Shared Transfer - Airport - Shuttle/Driver
    • Air - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco [Direct, 1 hr] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Afternoon Acclimatization
  • Day 7 Cusco
    Cusco
    • Private Tour - Pisac Market & Cusco Walking Tour (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 8 Cusco to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    Cusco to Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Activity - Note on Luggage
    • Train - Cusco - Aguas Calientes [Vistadome (4 hrs)] - Train Ticket
    • Shared Transfer - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu [Bus up to Machu Picchu (30 min)] - Bus Ticket
    • Private Tour - Machu Picchu Tour (with Lunch, 4 hrs) - Guide/Bus/Entrance tickets
    • Shared Transfer - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes [Bus down to Aguas Calientes (30 min)] - Bus Ticket
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco
    Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco
    • Shared Transfer - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu [Bus up to Machu Picchu (30 min)] - Bus Ticket
    • Private Tour - Sun Gate Hike with Guide (3-4 hrs) - Local Guide/Entrance
    • Shared Transfer - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes [Bus down to Aguas Calientes (30 min)] - Bus Ticket
    • Train - Aguas Calientes - Cusco [Vistadome (4 hrs)] - Train Ticket
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
  • Day 10 Cusco to Juliaca to Puno
    Cusco to Juliaca to Puno
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Local Representative
    • Air - Cusco - Juliaca [Direct, 1 hr ] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - Juliaca - Puno [via Sillustani (with Box Lunch) (3hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 Puno
    Puno
    • Shared Tour - Lake Titicaca Uros & Taquile Islands by Boat (with Lunch) (6-8 hrs) - Guide/Shared Boat
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12 Puno to Juliaca
    Puno to Juliaca
    • Private Transfer - Puno - Juliaca [Airport (1hr)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Juliaca - Lima [Direct, 1.5 hrs] - Separate Purchase
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Day 1: Lima

Upon arrival to Lima, you will be welcomed outside of Customs by an English-speaking assistant holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver, and accompany you to your hotel to assist with check-in.

A welcome package containing a city map, tour vouchers, and other useful information will be waiting for you upon arrival to your first hotel.

Guests staying in select rooms at the JW Marriott Miraflores are provided with complimentary access to the hotel’s Executive Lounge. Found on 24th floor, open 24 hours a day and offering staffed service from 6am to 10pm, enjoy complimentary Wi Fi access, light snacks and soft drinks at any hour, along with a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean, all free of charge throughout your stay. Please note: Executive Lounge access is provided to guests staying in Executive Rooms, Suites, Suites with Whirlpool or the Presidential Suite.

Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel

Centrally located, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima features awe-inspiring architecture and magnificent views of the Pacific. Towering above ocean-side cliffs in Lima’s trendy Miraflores district, the JW Marriott offers sweeping panoramas from every guestroom. The hotel's 25-story, ultra-modern glass tower makes it arguably the most cosmopolitan and contemporary of Lima’s luxury hotels. The spacious ocean-view rooms feature new bedding from Marriott with designer duvets and pillows, air-conditioning, in-room safe and mini-bar. As well, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima is also home to a gourmet restaurant, La Vista, a spa with a wide range of beauty treatments, a fitness center, gift shop, and - seasonally - a swimming pool and tennis court. Enjoy the first-class service and one-of-kind amenities at this premium luxury hotel in the heart of the Peru's capital city.

Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  JW Marriott Executive Lounge
JW Marriott Executive Lounge
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Lima
Lima

Day 2: Lima

Founded in 1535 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, Lima’s history is both fascinating and tumultuous. Discover this history firsthand with your private guide and driver, beginning with a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum; host to what is likely the most comprehensive collection of pre-Columbian art in the world. Peer at ceremonial masks, elaborate busts, golden headdresses, necklaces and earrings, and a sweeping array of earthenware on an insightful curated tour led by an associate scholar of the museum. After lunch at the Larco Museum Café (included), your private guide and driver will take you to Lima’s historical center to marvel at centuries-old buildings such as the Government Palace and City Hall in Plaza Mayor. In the same square, completed in 1774, is the San Francisco Convent. An impressive example of Spanish Baroque architecture, it remains as striking today as it was in the 18th century despite the multiple earthquakes that have shook its foundation. Extensive catacombs underneath the convent host the remains of an estimated 25,000 individuals who were buried prior to the opening of Lima’s city cemetery; a visit to the aged tombs is one you won’t soon forget. Rounding out the day, stop by two of the city’s trendiest barrios, San Isidro and Miraflores. Stroll through well-tended promenades, lush city parks, past embassies, consulates and thriving businesses as you explore San Isidro and then enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean along the expansive, coastal boardwalk in Miraflores. Please note: Your tour of the Larco Herrera Museum will be led by an associate scholar and your guide will not join you.

From award-winning ceviche to mouth-watering Peruvian-Japanese fusion, inspired French-influenced Novoandina cuisine to farm-to-table organic delights, Lima has it all. Tonight, discover this buzzing gastronomic scene firsthand. Reservations will be made in advance at the restaurant of your choice, and round-trip transportation in a private vehicle will also be provided. Our Destination Experts top recommendations for fine dining in Lima include: Maido, Central, Astrid y Gaston, Nobu, Rafael and Chez Wong. Please note: Your meal is not included and will be paid for on location. Reservations are confirmed at the time of booking and are subject to availability.

Accommodation: JW Marriott Hotel
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Lima Government Palace
Lima Government Palace
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Peruvian Ceviche
Peruvian Ceviche

Day 3: Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Amazon

You will be privately transferred between your hotel and Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima by a professional driver and an English-speaking representative.

Board a flight from Lima with service to Puerto Maldonado via Cuzco. Approximate flight time is just under three hours. 

Upon arrival to Padre Aldamiz International Airport in Puerto Maldonado you will be greeted by staff of Inktaterra Reserva Amazonica and begin the brief transfer to the river inlet.

Board a motorized canoe on the banks of the Madre de Dios River and begin the 45 minute transfer to the lodge.

Following lunch, meet with Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica guides to plan your day’s adventure! A range of complimentary activities are available to you during your stay at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. These excursions are group-based and shared with other guests of the lodge.

Please note: 1) All excursions are subject to weather conditions. 2) While your Destination Expert has prepared a suggested course of outings for your itinerary, a range of the many excursions offered by Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica will be available to you daily. In conjunction with local guides, you will design your daily activities based on your interests and energy level. Please let your Destination Expert know if you would like further information on any activity.

The Oje Trail is the perfect introduction to the Amazon’s breathtaking biodiversity. Just over a mile in length, the trail is frequented by guests of lodge, making it one of the easier paths to traverse. Following along the riverside and through seasonally flooded forests, the trail starts at the far side of the lodge’s property through an area featuring kapok trees, strangler figs, catahuya, and oje trees that are home to an incredible range of birds. In the company of a resident guide, head out on this well-marked trail and discover a small sample of what the Amazon has to offer in the coming days. In the late afternoon, head out on a guided boat ride to witness the enchanting transition from day to night as animals of the day time are replaced by nocturnal creatures. Learn about this environment and the many animals the stalk through the night including owls, nightjars, capybaras and caimans. On clear nights, the stars of the southern hemisphere dazzle.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Exotic yet accessible, the Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Lodge is situated in a private reserve surrounded by the vast Peruvian Rainforest. Climb the banks of the meandering Madre de Dios River and enter another world. Wake to a symphony of tropical birdsong and end your days by lantern light, falling asleep to the gentle night noises of the Amazon. As Peru’s pioneer in nature travel and research, Inkaterra provides an unforgettable introduction to this amazing realm of incomparable biodiversity. Inspired by native Amazon design, the private thatched-roof cabañas combine natural materials with contemporary amenities. Four cabaña options are offered, creating the most luxurious of all lodges in the Peruvian Amazon.

Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Inkaterra Activities
Inkaterra Activities
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Amazon Monkey
Amazon Monkey

Day 4: Amazon

Wake up late or rise early — the choice is yours. Breakfast begins at 5:30am for those who want to avoid the heat and enjoy nature at its fullest, and is served until 9:30am. This morning, visit Lake Sandoval into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans. After a morning paddling through this exotic land, you will return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, march along the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. After ascending the first tower, 95 feet above the forest ground, begin this journey through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. During this 90 minute expedition, be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. Back at the lodge, simply relax or perhaps head to the Eco Center to catch the evening’s presentation.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Black Caiman
Black Caiman
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Amazon Canopy Walkway
Amazon Canopy Walkway

Day 5: Amazon

A 25 minute boat ride from the lodge, Gamitana Creek is a dark-water stream that is home to piranhas, caimans, turtles and a wide range of birds. Explore this unfettered land with your Inkaterra guide and learn about the many animals and plants that depend on one another to survive. After a 90 minute tour, make the one hour ride to Gamitana Model Farm for a brief tour of the property and see firsthand how famers grow their fruits and vegetables, perhaps picking up a few tricks to use back home.

In the afternoon and evening, participate on two wonderful outings. First, stroll through the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica rainforest garden. Planted more than a decade ago by locals, the garden showcases an array of native plants, trees and orchids. With an Inkaterra guide offering in-depth insights into the traditional uses and benefits of these plants and trees from construction to clothing to medicine along the way, enjoy this leisurely and informative walk. In the evening, participate in the “Rainforest by Night” program. Venture into the darkened forest and experience the mysteries of the nighttime jungle. With the calls of nocturnal animals ringing all around you, and with the assistance of a flashlight and guide, explore this mesmerizing if at times disconcerting land and, with luck, spot a few Amazonian animals that only emerge at night.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Amazonian Piranhas
Amazonian Piranhas
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Rainforest Wildlife at Night
Rainforest Wildlife at Night

Day 6: Amazon - Puerto Maldonado - Cusco

After an experience in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, it is time to bid farewell to Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica and board a motorized canoe to begin the 45 minute transfer to Puerto Maldonado.

Upon arrival to Puerto Maldonado, you will be transferred to Padre Aldamiz International Airport.

Board a flight from Puerto Maldonado with direct service to Cusco. Approximate flight time is one hour.

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco alongside a professional driver and an English-speaking representative.

The effects of being at high altitude vary from person to person. While some travelers will experience no discomfort, others may find the process of acclimatization more challenging. To ensure an enjoyable experience in the coming days, take some time to rest and allow your body to adjust to the change in environment.

Accommodation: Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel

A storied mansion dating back nearly five centuries, Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Koricancha Temple, it is a five-minute walk from the main square and less than a mile from an array of museums, markets, and restaurants. Designed to showcase a centuries-old blend of pre-Columbian, Incan, Spaniard, and Colonial themes, while embracing modern comforts — Palacio del Inka offers guests a captivating variety of history and state-of-the-art amenities that ensure a memorable stay in Cusco.

Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Afternoon Relaxation
Afternoon Relaxation
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Cusco
Cusco

Day 7: Cusco

Begin the day with a trip to the Pisac Market, where artisans from across the region congregate to showcase their meticulously designed crafts. Vibrantly colored hand-woven textiles, elaborately decorated pottery, carefully constructed jewelry and authentic Peruvian pan flutes are just a few of the wares you’ll find on offer by the many merchants you’ll meet during your guided tour of the market square. Next, head back to Cusco where you will enjoy a delicious lunch at Incanto (included), which specializes in Mediterranean-Andean fusion and is described by Fodor’s Travel as “stylish” and “upmarket." Refueled for the afternoon, your walking tour of Cusco will begin with a pleasant stroll through the quaint, cobbled streets of the San Blas district where a colonial church notable for its incredibly ornate wood-carved pulpit will be visited. Onward, you will proceed to the Koricancha Temple, once walled in plated gold and featuring courtyard statues made of solid gold, Conquistadors described it as “fabulous beyond belief.” Today, the Church of Santo Domingo rests on the site of the original temple, making it an excellent location to learn about the intersection of Inca and Spanish culture and architecture from your expert local guide. Concluding with a visit to Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral, this encompassing tour is an excellent introduction to the traditions and history of this incredible land. 

Accommodation: Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Textiles at the Pisac Market
Textiles at the Pisac Market

Day 8: Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Poroy Train Station found just outside of Cusco alongside a professional driver and an English-speaking representative.

Note on Luggage: This morning, your primary luggage will be placed in secure storage in Cusco. You will bring a personal overnight bag aboard the train to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, you will disembark the train and meet your Machu Picchu guide immediately. This local guide will ensure your overnight bag is forwarded to your hotel in Aguas Calientes via hotel porters. This will allow you to continue directly to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival in Cusco, your primary luggage will be waiting for you.

After arriving at Poroy Train Station, bid farewell to your local assistant and board the iconic Vistadome. Having settled in, the train will depart from high in the mountains along a series of switchback rails, known as The Zigzag, descending into the dale below. Tracing the impressive Urubamba River, enjoy striking views of the dramatic landscape as you begin the voyage into the heart of the Sacred Valley. Pass through the sleepy town of Ollantaytambo which rests beside the imposing Pinkuylluna Mountain where there will be a brief stop to drop-off and collect passengers. Soon the Vistadome will set off on the final, two-hour leg of the journey, before long arriving in the foothills beneath the ancient citadel in the town of Aguas Calientes. Here, your local guide will welcome you together with local hotel porters who will transfer your luggage to your accommodation.

Please note, strict luggage restrictions apply aboard the Vistadome: 1) Only one piece of hand luggage is permitted per guest, weighing a maximum of 11 lbs (5 kgs). 2) Hand luggage cannot be larger than 62 linear inches. Baggage that exceeds weight or measurement restrictions will not be permitted. Please speak to your Destination Expert for more information.

Board a shuttle bus in Aguas Calientes and begin the 30 minute drive to ascend Machu Picchu Mountain on a switchback road carved into the mountainside. Buses depart frequently, leaving Aguas Calientes approximately every 30 minutes.

Steeped in mystery, the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu has dazzled visitors since its discovery by American historian and explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Believed to have been constructed sometime around 1450 CE and abandoned just over a century later, it is one of the world’s most prized heritage sites, and for good reason; complementing a fascinating history and incredible architecture are unforgettable views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the wild Urubamba River some 2,000 feet below. With a private guide catering to your personal interests and providing an informative overview of the history and architecture of this ancient citadel, gain a firsthand understanding of – and intimate appreciation for – the pièce de résistance in Peruvian travel. Depending on the timing of your arrival, you will visit the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel found atop Machu Picchu, to enjoy a leisurely lunch either before or after your in-depth tour.

Board a shuttle bus at the entrance to Machu Picchu and make the 30 minute return to nearby Aguas Calientes. Shuttle buses depart frequently, leaving Machu Picchu approximately every 30 minutes.

Accommodation: Sumaq Hotel

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a family hotel with extensive experience in luxury hospitality. A stay at Sumaq is centered on enjoying the beautiful landscape, rich with lush vegetation, enormous mountains, valleys, the Vilcanota River, a waterfall and ancient trails. Guestroom are luxurious private retreats where you can begin and end the day in complete comfort. In addition to top-notch service, Sumaq Hotel offers a privileged location in Aguas Calientes, on the banks of the Vilcanota River and just a short drive from Peru’s premier tourist attraction, Machu Picchu.

Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Vistadome Train
Vistadome Train

Day 9: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Board a shuttle bus in Aguas Calientes and begin the 30 minute drive to ascend Machu Picchu Mountain on a switchback road carved into the mountainside. Buses depart frequently, leaving Aguas Calientes approximately every 30 minutes.

High in the mountains near Machu Picchu is a well-trodden, ancient rock pathway that leads the way to the ceremonial and traditional entrance to Machu Picchu citadel, known as Inti Punku (or Sun Gate). This trail is considered by many to be the most essential hike in Peru as it affords stunning vistas of the landscape and culminates in a spectacular view of the Machu Picchu citadel where the entire complex can be appreciated from a single vantage point. Roughly one mile in length, and including an ascent of approximately 1,000 feet, the flat-faced stones laid on the mountainside have been traveled for more than five centuries by a dizzying range of people, from the earliest Inca settlers to the intrepid travelers of the present. Today, with an expert local guide by your side, march in the footsteps of the Inca while enjoying dramatic views of the area, including the Urubamaba River, Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Please note: this hike is considered to be moderately difficult, typically takes three to four hours to complete, and is not recommended for guests with mobility restrictions.

Board a shuttle bus at the entrance to Machu Picchu and make the 30 minute return to nearby Aguas Calientes. Shuttle buses depart frequently, leaving Machu Picchu approximately every 30 minutes.

After a fascinating experience in the heart of the ancient Inca world, it is time to depart for the Imperial City, Cusco. Board the Vistadome in Aguas Calientes and relax as you embark on the scenic, four-hour journey to Poroy Train Station near Cusco. The route follows along the Urubamba River, climbing and descending through mountainous terrain utilizing, where necessary, a series of switchback rails. Consider purchasing a light snack or refreshment to make this sojourn through the countryside even more enjoyable. Before long, you will arrive at Poroy Station near Cusco.

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Poroy Train Station found just outside of Cusco alongside a professional driver and an English-speaking representative.

Accommodation: Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  En Route to the Sun Gate
En Route to the Sun Gate
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Train to Cusco
Train to Cusco

Day 10: Cusco - Juliaca - Puno

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco alongside a professional driver and an English-speaking representative.

Board a flight from Cusco with direct service to Juliaca. Approximate flight time is one hour.

Private transfer with English speaking guide and vehicle, including a visit en route to the impressive Sillustani tombs. Sillustani sits on a small hilltop overlooking Lake Umayo. There are about 100 burial towers, demonstrating complex engineering challenges, more than other Incas constructions. The more important people were buried in the towers. Visit this unique site en route. A boxed lunch is included.

Accommodation: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

Located on Esteves Island, GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca offers unforgettable sunrises and sunsets from any point in the hotel. From its private pier, travelers can navigate to islands lost in time to witness and participate in centuries-old traditions with locals. Guestrooms are modern, spacious and elegantly decorated to create an inviting atmosphere. Los Uros restaurant offers international and Peruvian dishes, including a range of traditional Andean specialties, where regional products and ingredients are used.

Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Sillustani tombs
Sillustani tombs
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Puno

Day 11: Puno

Enjoy a full-day shared tour by boat to visit Uros and Taquile Islands alongside an English-speaking guide. A Quechua speaking population developed an efficient and unique social system that continues to be passed from generation to generation in these parts. The islands are also famous for one of the world’s finest hand weaving techniques. Board a small boat and venture out onto the waters of Lake Titicaca. Visit one of the native Uros communities located on a man-made floating island in the lake. The Uros people live totally interwoven with the "Totora" reed which grows abundantly in the shallows of the lake. This way of life began over 500 years ago when the Uros built the islands in an effort to isolate themselves from the Coyas and the Incas. From here, continue onward to visit Taquile Island. The community here lives in perfect harmony with the environment. The locals wear colorful traditional clothes which they make themselves and maintain a strong air of group individuality. Men always seem to be walking around the island knitting the woolen caps they wear. Women weave traditional clothes, which are among Peru's most beautiful. Enjoy lunch on Taquile (included) and then return to Puno in the afternoon.

Accommodation: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca

Day 12: Puno - Juliaca

An English-speaking local representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and accompany you alongside a professional driver and private vehicle to the Juliaca Airport.

Board a flight in Juliaca with direct service to Lima. Approximate flight time is one hour and 40 minutes.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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JW Marriott Hotel: Lima

Centrally located, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima features awe-inspiring architecture and magnificent views of the Pacific. Towering above ocean-side cliffs in Lima’s trendy Miraflores district, the JW Marriott offers sweeping panoramas from every guestroom. The hotel's 25-story, ultra-modern glass tower makes it arguably the most cosmopolitan and contemporary of Lima’s luxury hotels. The spacious ocean-view rooms feature new bedding from Marriott with designer duvets and pillows, air-conditioning, in-room safe and mini-bar. As well, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima is also home to a gourmet restaurant, La Vista, a spa with a wide range of beauty treatments, a fitness center, gift shop, and - seasonally - a swimming pool and tennis court. Enjoy the first-class service and one-of-kind amenities at this premium luxury hotel in the heart of the Peru's capital city.

Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  JW Marriott Hotel
JW Marriott Hotel
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  JW Marriott Hotel
JW Marriott Hotel

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica : Amazon

Exotic yet accessible, the Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Lodge is situated in a private reserve surrounded by the vast Peruvian Rainforest. Climb the banks of the meandering Madre de Dios River and enter another world. Wake to a symphony of tropical birdsong and end your days by lantern light, falling asleep to the gentle night noises of the Amazon. As Peru’s pioneer in nature travel and research, Inkaterra provides an unforgettable introduction to this amazing realm of incomparable biodiversity. Inspired by native Amazon design, the private thatched-roof cabañas combine natural materials with contemporary amenities. Four cabaña options are offered, creating the most luxurious of all lodges in the Peruvian Amazon.

Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel: Cusco

A storied mansion dating back nearly five centuries, Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Koricancha Temple, it is a five-minute walk from the main square and less than a mile from an array of museums, markets, and restaurants. Designed to showcase a centuries-old blend of pre-Columbian, Incan, Spaniard, and Colonial themes, while embracing modern comforts — Palacio del Inka offers guests a captivating variety of history and state-of-the-art amenities that ensure a memorable stay in Cusco.

Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Sumaq Hotel: Aguas Calientes

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a family hotel with extensive experience in luxury hospitality. A stay at Sumaq is centered on enjoying the beautiful landscape, rich with lush vegetation, enormous mountains, valleys, the Vilcanota River, a waterfall and ancient trails. Guestroom are luxurious private retreats where you can begin and end the day in complete comfort. In addition to top-notch service, Sumaq Hotel offers a privileged location in Aguas Calientes, on the banks of the Vilcanota River and just a short drive from Peru’s premier tourist attraction, Machu Picchu.

Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Sumaq Hotel
Sumaq Hotel

GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca : Puno

Located on Esteves Island, GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca offers unforgettable sunrises and sunsets from any point in the hotel. From its private pier, travelers can navigate to islands lost in time to witness and participate in centuries-old traditions with locals. Guestrooms are modern, spacious and elegantly decorated to create an inviting atmosphere. Los Uros restaurant offers international and Peruvian dishes, including a range of traditional Andean specialties, where regional products and ingredients are used.

Quintessential Peru Tours 2020 - 2021 -  GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca
GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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  • Patricia M — May 24, 2019 — South America

    Overall, we were very pleased with the entire experience. Our guides were excellent, knowledgeable, and friendly. We were also amazed as to how well planned the entire trip was and the support we received throughout. For example, the support we received when our flight was delayed was welcomed and greatly appreciated.

  • Lyle I — March 18, 2019 — South America

    Brandi went above and beyond our expectations. This was a bucket list trip for us and it was fabulous. Renee, in Peru, was incredibly attentive and caring. Mariela Zamora was an excellent guide and gave us 110% service. We are very impressed with Kensington and all of their people.

  • Robert S — June 11, 2019 — South America

    This was the second of what will soon be 3 tours with Kensington. The 1st 2 included 17 people. There is absolutely no aspect of the trips that I can find fault with. All the details were carefully dealt with. All of the people from the office to those "on the ground" were professional and pleasant.

  • Lynn N — February 27, 2019 — South America

    Every aspect of our trip to the Galápagos Islands was perfect. Scalesia Lodge and Finch Bay Hotel were both incredible, our excursions were wonderful, our guides were knowledgeable, and our itinerary was planned and executed effortlessly. Best last minute addition: booking a room at the W at the airport in Quito so that we had a comfortable place to nap and relax during our 6-hour layover (especially since our flight back to the States did not depart until 12:45 am).

  • Shelley R — March 24, 2019 — South America

    Kensington Tours planned our trip to Patagonia when we went to visit our daughter in Buenos Aries. Everything worked like clockwork. Flights, transfers and excursions were all well planned with excellent companies and were stress-free. The excursions were varied, and the guides were excellent. Hotels were top notch and very comfortable. This is the second time I have used Kensington to plan a vacation, and they really make it easy. I gave them the places we wanted to visit and our interests and they took it from there. I highly recommend Kensington Tours!

  • Carmen S. — January 20, 2019 — South America

    Thanks to Kensington Tours we had a fabulous, stress free vacation. The Kensington team (Barbara and Jenny) were extremely helpful in helping us decide on sites to visit and planning our airfares connections and always there to timely answer any questions we had. The guides and drivers were always prompt, knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs and we couldn’t asked for a better trip!

  • Gabriele M. — January 10, 2019 — South America

    We had a great time on our trip to Argentina and Chile. The guides were great.

  • Melvin S. — January 31, 2019 — South America

    We enjoyed the experience very much. Our guides in Bogota (Sebastian) and Medellin (Maria) were excellent and very appropriate for those experiences and are highly recommended.

  • Caryl M. — January 07, 2019 — South America

    Sarah Roberts was a joy to work with. She was helpful, responsive and always had a positive can-do attitude. Just fantastic.

  • Ann V. — November 16, 2018 — South America

    It was a trip of a lifetime. Everything worked out perfectly. Thanks so much for all your guidance and help.

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