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The pyramids of Chan Chan, shrouded hilltop citadels and glassy sky-high lakes

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  • Completely private tours of Chiclayo, Tucume, Trujillo, Chan Chan and Machu Picchu
  • Private tour of Machu Picchu
  • Luxury train to Machu Picchu
  • Private Lake Titicaca 'Totoro' reed islands tour
  • Private tour options in Lima, the Sacred Valley and Cusco
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
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At a glance

A private tour of Ancient Peru from the Pyramids of Tucume and Chan Chan to Lake Titicaca.

A journey from the pre-Incan to the present day, showcasing the fantastic depth of Peruvian culture and history. The lesser-known area to the north of Peru is a fascinating region, where archaeological excavations continue to make new discoveries about ancient civilisations. Journeying onto the country’s fascinating Andean highlands, visiting the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the ‘Sea in the Sky’ that is Lake Titicaca.

The excursions have been carefully selected for you to learn and discover the most fascinating archaeological sites, with one of our expert local guides by your side.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-2

Lima

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Lima

Accommodation in Lima

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Overnight in Lima Overnight in Lima

Enjoy an evening in Peru's capital, taking advantage of its world-class restaurants, enjoying a pisco sour and getting a good night's sleep before your adventure in the Amazon.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Lima airport

Days 2-4

Trujillo and Chiclayo

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight from Lima to Chiclayo

Transfer

Private transfer from Chiclayo airport to Trujillo

Accommodation in Trujillo and Chiclayo

Two nights in Trujillo Two nights in Trujillo

Spend your time in this fascinating area in the north of Peru discovering some of the country's most important and interesting pre-Colombian archaeological sites.

Full day private tour of Chiclayo and Tucume Full day private tour of Chiclayo and Tucume

Your guide will first of all drive you to downtown Chiclayo city to begin your private day's tour with Saint Mary's Cathedral, located at the city's main park. Its neoclassical construction dates back to 1869-71, and its design and drawings were entrusted to Gustave Eiffel. Next, you'll be driven to the Park of the Muses, where the region's cultural fusion is more than evident.

Then it's onto one the city's best attractions: the herbalists' market, also known as the witches' market. Your guide will tell you all about the importance role this market and its produce has been to both ancient and modern peoples, where the medicinal properties of plants and the healing properties of other objects are used by local shamans in their spiritual sessions. Now for a spot of lunch at one of Chiclayo's best restaurants, "Fiesta", which specializes in delicious Northern Peruvian cuisine.

In the afternoon your guide will drive you to the famous Túcume archaeological complex, also know as Peru's 'Valley of the Pyramids'. With over 200 hectares, this complex is home to twenty-six major pyramids and other monuments such as squares, walls, courtyards and water canal systems, all reflecting the ancient Lambayeque's sophisticated growth system and complex social structure. Your guide will brief you on the history and help bring to life what was once one of Peru's most impressive cities built over 1000 years ago.

Transfer back to your hotel at the end of the day.

Full day private tour of Trujillo and Chan Chan Full day private tour of Trujillo and Chan Chan

Your guide will collect you from your hotel to begin your full day's exploration of Trujillo's colonial quarter and monuments, with lunch at Huanchaco, an ancient fishing village where you can see the old boats called "Caballitos de Totora". Then in the afternoon, a full guided tour of the largest adobe city in America, the fascinating archaeological complex of Chan Chan.

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Trujillo city and colonial quarter Trujillo city and colonial quarter

Tour of the main attractions of the city of Trujillo, known as the "City of Eternal Spring", and which has a rich colonial heritage, standing out with its baroque-style properties as well as the republican art of its neo-classical mansions. Your tour begins at the Plaza de Armas, a beautiful historic setting where Martin de Estete began tracing the city on behalf of the founder Diego de Almagro in December of 1534, and where you will find the monument of La Libertad, a baroque sculpture built of marble. Proceed to the main city Cathedral, which dates from 1647 and holds in its interior rococo altars painted in white and gold, and baroque paintings by the Cusco and Quito schools. The cathedral also houses the Cathedral Museum, with mainly religious works in gold and silver dating from virreynal times. Continue with a visit to the Urquiaga or Calonge neoclassical Mansions, and in whose interiors you'll find the desk of Simon Bolivar, a large collection of pottery and dishes donated by the Libertador to Mr. Juan Antonio Ochaita y Urquiaga. Today, the mansion belongs to the Banco Central de Reserva del Peru.

It's then onto to visit the House of Emancipation, also known as the "House of Windows", which was the residence of Dr. Pedro Madalengoitia y Saenz de Zarate, cantor of the Cathedral and brother of the Bishop of Trujillo. Continue to the Ganoza Chopitea House, located near the Main Square and called the Lions house. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Plaza El Recreo and the ancient City Wall of Trujillo, before heading to the south of Trujillo to visit a religious center of the Mochica culture, built in the fifth century.

Lunch at Huanchaco Lunch at Huanchaco

You will then be driven onto Huanchaco, an old fishing village, where you can see the traditional "Caballitos de Totora" or reed-built canoe boats, and which are still used for fishing. Watch how a newly built Totora boat is driven into the sea, before enjoying a delicious lunch in a restaurant facing the sea.

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Guided tour of Chan Chan Guided tour of Chan Chan

Your next stop is a comprehensive guided tour of the pre-Colombian archaeological complex of Chan Chan, the largest adobe city in America and also the largest of the Chimu culture, covering an area of 20 km² approximately.

Constructed by the Chimor people, who originated from the Moche civilisation, around AD 850 and what became part of the Kingdom of Chimu. This ancient and imperial adobe city, reported to be where 30,000 inhabitant once lived, lasted until the fall of the Incan Empire in AD 1470.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Trujillo airport

Flight

Flight from Trujillo to Lima

Flight

Flight from Lima to Cusco

Transfer

Private transfer from Cusco airport to your hotel in the Sacred Valley

Days 4-6

Sacred Valley

Accommodation in Sacred Valley

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Two days exploring the Sacred Valley Two days exploring the Sacred Valley

Spend your days relaxing and exploring the incredible scenery of the Sacred Valley. It's a great place to experience the beautiful scenery and culture of Peru.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from the Sacred Valley to Ollanta station

Transfer

Train to Machu Picchu

Days 6-7

Machu Picchu

Trains to Machu Picchu

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Private Tour of Machu Picchu Private Tour of Machu Picchu

Your private guide will take you on a comprehensive tour of the Machu Picchu citadel, really bringing it to life by detailing the history, significance and myths surrounding it as well as taking you to the hidden corners and best viewpoints. After your tour, you'll descend to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch at the rustically elegant Inkaterra hotel, before an afternoon at leisure. You can explore the areas around Machu Picchu or carry on exploring the ruins.

Return in the evening to overnight at your chosen hotel in the Machu Picchu area.

Lodges in Machu Picchu

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Morning Free to explore Machu Picchu Morning Free to explore Machu Picchu

You have the morning free to explore the famous site on your own.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Train from Machu Picchu

Trains from Machu Picchu

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Ollanta Station to your hotel in Cusco

Days 7-9

Cusco

Accommodation in Cusco

Two nights in Cusco Two nights in Cusco

Enjoy this beautiful city and UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this beautiful city. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours to booking fine restaurants for you. Your personal travel designer will be able to recommend activities that are most suitable to your interests.

Days 9-11

Lake Titicaca

The Andean Explorer train from Cusco to Puno The Andean Explorer train from Cusco to Puno

Transfer to Cusco's Wanchaq station to board the Andean Explorer for a scenic and comfortable train ride to Puno on Lake Titicaca. The usual departure time is 8am, the journey takes 10-hours, during which you'll traverse some stunning terrain through mountains, highlands and local villages to arrive at Puno on the edge of Lake Titicaca just before 6pm in the evening.

A gourmet lunch will be served to you in the dining car, there is some on-board entertainment and afternoon tea too.

Your guide will meet you at the train station in Puno to take you onto your hotel on the Lake.

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Full-day expedition to Uros and Taquile Islands Full-day expedition to Uros and Taquile Islands

This tour will allow you to really enjoy and experience the highest navigable lake in the world as well as the extraordinary lives of the communities that inhabit this tranquil yet demanding existence by taking you onto the water and into the local villages.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Puno to Juliaca airport

Flight

Flight from Juliaca to Lima

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