Explore the best of South America's cultural sites on this comprehensive 16-day itinerary. Start in Peru, where you'll explore ancient Inca sites & set sail on Lake Titicaca. Transfer to Bolivia for a three-day adventure in the Uyuni Salt Flats, then end your trip on Rapa Nui for an in-depth exploration of the culture that built massive stone moai.
Peru 16-Day Tours & Itineraries
If you’re interested in exploring deeper into Peru than just the (admittedly) incredible archeological site of Machu Picchu, then 16 days is enough time to do it. You could head to rural northern Peru, off the beaten tourist trail, stay with host families along the Huallaga River, and visit the ancient archeological site of Kuelap, a fortified citadel. You could also do a combined tour of the Sacred Valley, near Cusco, and the Amazon jungle, as well as embark on an abbreviated version of the famous Inca Trail that leads to Machu Picchu.
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Get off the beaten path and explore rural communities on this 16-day tour of northern Peru. Discover fascinating archaeological ruins and perfectly preserved mummies as you encounter the pre-Inca Chachapoya, Chimú, and Moche cultures. Stay with host families in remote villages where you'll learn traditional Peruvian handicrafts and farming techniques.
From metropolitan cities and ancient Inca ruins to remote jungle lodges, this 16-day exploration of Peru's history and nature is perfect for the adventurous traveler. Start in Lima, Peru's capital city, then continue to the Amazon rainforest. Spend a few days deep in the Amazon exploring the jungle and seeing rare wildlife. Next, head to the imperial Inca capital of Cusco to explore narrow cobblestone streets and 15th-century archaeological sites. Then, embark on the Salkantay Trek to get some breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley. End your trek at Machu Picchu, and spend a day immersed in the beauty and history of its ancient ruins. Reward your hard work with two relaxing days exploring the villages and historical sights of the Sacred Valley. Finally, head back to Cusco and summit the colorful Rainbow Mountain.
Explore Peru's history from Pre-Incan cultures to the Inca empire, all the way to modern times. Start in the modern capital of Lima, then take a spectacular flight over the iconic Nazca lines. From here, head north to discover the Mochica pyramids, the mud-brick city of Chan Chan, and the Tucume pyramids of the Sican people. Then, challenge yourself on the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and enter the iconic ruins through the Sun Gate.
Experience the best of Peru with this comprehensive tour. Spend three days at an ecolodge in the Amazon Rainforest, where you'll view wildlife like the giant river otter and multiple parrot species. Next, travel to Cusco and the Sacred Valley to learn about its ancient ruins and take short treks to Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu. End your trip at Lake Titicaca, immersing in the culture of this region's famous Islands.
You will start this 16-day adventure in Ecuador's stunning Andean capital Quito, and get to visit the centre of the world. Next you'll fly to the wildlife-rich Galapagos, possibly the planet's best-preserved national park, travelling around the islands by yacht. You complete your South American journey in Peru, first in historic Lima and then by experiencing the beauty and history of the Sacred Valley as well as Machu Picchu citadel, one of the new seven wonders of the world.
Perfect for first-timers, this exciting Peru tour promises an extraordinary exploration of the country's rich heritage and natural wonders. Over the course of 16 days, you'll embark on memorable experiences from savoring Peruvian cuisine with a Lima food experience to tracing the footsteps of ancient civilizations with the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. You'll also ride the luxury Titicaca Train from Cusco to Puno, seek thrills with a zipline over the Sacred Valley, and soak in thermal hot springs.
This multifaceted adventure covers the marks of Peru's ancient Inca civilization and its colonial history, plus awe-inspiring landscapes and city attractions in Lima and Cusco. Over the course of 16 days, you'll explore breathtaking ruins and sites, from the enigmatic Nasca Lines to the majestic Machu Picchu. You'll also hike in the beautiful rainbow mountains, admire the towering peaks of the Andes, and spend two nights in the lush Amazon rainforest.
Uncover Peru's natural and cultural wonders on this comprehensive 16-day trip. Begin in the north-coast desert, where you'll discover archaeological sites and ancient pyramids, then spot endangered wildlife on a four-night cruise through the Amazon Rainforest. Next, tour Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley, including UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu, before heading south to witness marine life in Paracas National Reserve, camp among the Huacachina dunes, and fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines.
Experience Peru's diverse landscapes during this 16-day trip by boat, car, plane, and train. Begin with a food tour in Lima before escaping to the Amazon Rainforest for wildlife-studded hikes and boat trips. Next, head for the heights of the Andes to tour UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley's lesser-visited gems, from Inca ruins to salt pans and local villages. The adventure ends on Máncora's relaxing beaches for whale watching and swimming with sea turtles off the Pacific coast.
Discover the heart and soul of Peru with this epic journey through diverse landscapes, ancient wonders, and culinary delights. Over the course of 16 days, you'll hike the famous four-day Inca Trail, uncover the mysteries of Machu Picchu, and experience the enchanting Amazon Rainforest. Between these grand adventures, local guides will show you the food scene in Lima, historical treasures in Cusco, and ancient Inca civilizations at various villages and sites, including Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo.