Peru culture tour: A Voyage to the Cultural Heart of Peru
Your 10 day Peruvian adventure will begin right in the historic heart of Lima, the world’s second biggest desert city. Let your imagination soar when you move onto the White city of Arequipa, spellbound by the majestic condors of the Colca Valley.
Pay a visit to the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, where unique Andean camelids wander freely and spend nights like no other staying in cozy local homes where a host family will welcome you to share their customs and cultures.
Allow your tastebuds to be tantalised with delicious foods, locally prepared in picturesque small towns along your trip. Witness the spinning and shearing of sheep in traditions pioneered by Inca ancestors, and finally retrace their steps in the most precious of citadels, Machu Picchu.
Highlights of the Peru Culture tour:
Watch the condors soar above the mountains, feeling the power of this majestic animal in its natural habitat.
Witness the snowcapped mountains in awe as the beauty of nature surrounds you.
Share rich culture and customs as you spend memorable nights with local communities.
Watch as the world’s best wool is spun and visit the one-of-a-kind living museum in Ollantaytambo.
Click through to “Tour Plan” to see the full itinerary for the Peru cultural tour.
Day 1 | Lima: You will be transferred from the Lima airport to your hotel to explore the neighborhood highlights.
Day 2 | Lima: Explore the best parts of historical Lima and modern culture on a guided city tour.
Day 3 | Lima to Arequipa: Rise early for a flight to Arequipa, a city famed for it’s gastronomy, white walls, and supreme architecture. Taste rocoto relleno along with other local specialties.
Day 4 |Arequipa to Yanque: Venture to the Colca Valley where you will join the Collaguan people and have a chance to see local wildlife. Then, travel through Chivay to Yanque where you will learn about local life and stay in a comfortable homestay.
Day 5 | Yanque to Sibayo: After breakfast, watch a traditional dance performance before traveling on to Cruz del Condor for a chance to see the Andean Condor. Tonight, you will stay with a local family in Sibayo where you’ll learn about the process of weaving llama wool.
Day 6 | Sibayo to Arequipa: Travel to see alpaca herders and learn about the art of alpaca shearing. From there, you will venture along an Inca Trail for 2 hours to the hot springs of Chivay before returning to Arequipa.
Day 7 | Arequipa to Cusco: Say farewell to Arequipa and travel onto the home of Incan civilization. Take a tour around Cusco to explore the city’s most famous archaeological sites – Kenko, Puka Pukara and Sacsayhuamán.
Day 8 | Cusco to the Sacred Valley: Meet the Incan descendants who live in the Sacred Valley and carry on ancient traditions. Then, travel on to Ollantaytambo, a charming town where you will see some of the best preserved ruins in the Sacred Valley.
Day 9 | Sacred Valley to Cusco via Machu Picchu: Embark on an early morning train ride to Aguas Calientes where your adventure through Machu Picchu begins. Explore the park with a guide and hike high above the park to Huayna Picchu if you so choose (advanced notice required). After a full day of wandering, travel back to Cusco for a final night in the historical city.
Day 10 | Cusco to Lima: For the final day of this Peru cultural tour, you’ll have the option to return to Lima or continue on with your adventure to the Peruvian Amazon.
DepartureLima / Lima
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Day 0ne :Arriving at the colonial city of Lima
Day Two:Lima’s Centre through the eyes’ of a local
Day Three: Small colonial town hidden in a wonderful monastery
Day Four: Be part of the local family in the Colca Valley Valley
Day Five : Soar with the Condors and learn about the town of Sibayo
Day Six :Shearing alpaca and llamas in Sibayo
Day Seven :Exploring the heart of Inca civilization
Day Eight : Meet a unique community where tradition and custom is an everyday task
Day Nine :Machu Picchu at its maximum splendour
Day Ten: Farewell to the navel of the world