Design your unique journey from an exciting list of adventure and cultural immersion activities


Peru is a geographically diverse country that has 11 ecological regions. It has rugged mountains, snow-capped peaks, an arid coastline, rivers, and vast tracts of rainforest.  Peru is split into three starkly different geographical areas, the coast, highlands, and Amazon rainforest, each region boasting its own ecosystems and climates.

In this 16-day program, we will visit two of these geographical regions and experience the best of Peru, starting in its capital city, Lima. Traveling south from Lima, we will visit the Paracas reserve where you will see the natural beauty of the Ballestas Islands and fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines. Then we will take you to the city of Cusco where you can enjoy the most spectacular views of snowy mountains and glaciers and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the sacred Inca citadel of Machupicchu. After Cusco, we will go to Puno and experience the natural beauty of Lake Titicaca and explore its floating islands.  To finish this incredible experience, we will visit the city of Arequipa where culture and nature collide with a tour of the historic city and the Colca Canyon.


Duration : 16 DAYS/15 NIGHTS
Difficulty : MEDIUM

DAY 1 : Arrive Lima

You are met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel.


DAY 2 : Lima

Enjoy a half-day guided tour of Lima, visiting the historical center and one of the most important architectural constructions of the 17th century, The Convent of Saint Francis. We  will then  visit the three most important sites from colonial times: Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martin, and the Palacio de Gobierno (known as the house of Pizarro) and later the Municipality or City Hall. At lunch time we will taste gourmet seafood at one of the most renowned restaurants in Lima. Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Lima.

DAY 3 : Lima – Paracas – Nazca Lines – Paracas

We leave Lima early by private transport, for a 4-hour drive through the coastal desert to Nazca Bay. From the local airport of Pisco, we will fly in a small plane over the Nazca lines. We will have lunch in Paracas, than we go visit the Vineyards of Pisco. At the bodegas, as they are locally known, we will have a guided walking tour exploring the vineyards, visiting the main tasting room, chatting with the Pisco makers, and learning how this delicious Peruvian drink is made. Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Paracas.

DAY 4 : Paracas - Ballestas - Paracas National Reserve – Lima

Our transport picks us up at 6:45 A.M. to take us to the local pier where we embark upon a 2-hour boat tour of the Ballestas Islands. The islands are a collection of rocks that break the waves and wind; it is home to sea lions, fur seals, and endangered Humboldt penguins. Along the way, we can see the Candelabra, an enormous drawing on the side of one of the immense sand dunes that run along the coast. On occasion, it is even possible to see dolphins and whales.

We will continue to the Paracas National Reserve around 11:00 A.M., to view the beautifully wind and wave sculpted rock formations. After the tours, we will enjoy lunch with a view of the Pacific Ocean before taking our transport back to Lima. Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Lima.

DAY 5 : Lima – Cusco

This morning you fly to Cusco. Upon arrival, our team will meet you and transfer you by private vehicle to your hotel in the Centre of Cusco.  In the afternoon you will have a private city tour visiting, Qoricancha (the Temple of the Sun), Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Qenko, Sacsayhuaman, and the cathedral. Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Cusco.

DAY 6 : Sacred Valley Tour - Pisac & Ollantaytambo & Chinchero

This morning you will depart on a full-day private Sacred Valley tour. First we will visit Pisac to see the handmade treasures in the market and then drive up to the archaeological center that overlooks the town to see the ruins.  After Pisac, we will eat lunch in Urubamba, and then visit the Archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. Finally we will visit Chinchero, to see the colonial church built directly upon the walls of the Incas. Chinchero is also well known for its gorgeous woven products and colorful market. Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Cusco.

DAY 7 : Ollantaytambo – Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Today we start by taking you to the train station to board the train that will take us to Km 104 on the Cusco – Machu Picchu railroad (starting point of the hike).  The first stop on the hike is the Chachabamba Archaeological Complex (2,150m / 7,052ft), located very close to the trail control point.  Then we embark upon an 8km (5 miles) ascending trail, which after 4 hours takes us to the impressive archaeological complex of Winaywayna (2,650m / 8,692ft). We eat a box lunch here.

We then continue to climb to Intipunku. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From this fabulous spot, we may gaze at the sacred citadel of Machupicchu. From Intipunku we descend to Machu Picchu and then by bus to Aguas Calientes where you will check into your hotel. Dinner will be at a great local restaurant. Breakfast, box lunch and Dinner are included. We spend the night in Aguas Calientes.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Box Lunch /Dinner
  • Maximum altitude: 2,745m /9,005 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,040 m /6,691 ft.
  • Distance to walk: 13 km /8 miles
  • Approximate walking time: 5-6 hours
  • Level of Difficulty: moderate

DAY 8 : Machu Picchu – Cusco

It is an early start to Machupicchu to see the sunrise over this magnificent ancient city!  We take the first bus up to Machupicchu and have a fully guided tour around 2 hours long. After the tour you have plenty of free-time to explore the citadel on your own and maybe even climb Huaynapicchu or Inca Bridge. Afterwards, you can come back down to the town on a bus for lunch.  Your extra time in the citadel is dependent on your return train time. In the afternoon we take the train back to Ollantaytambo where our driver will be waiting to transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco. Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Cusco.

DAY 9 : Sacred Valley - South Circuit & Puno City

From Cusco we travel in a comfortable tour bus to the Circuit of the South which is along the Sacred Valley on our way to Puno City. We stop at the city of Andahyaylillas to visit the Church of San Pedro, also known as the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas.”

In Raqchi we will visit an archeological site built in the 15th century that includes the astonishing “Wiracocha Temple.” We’ll have lunch in Sicuani and continue to Pukara town, famous for its pottery and “Museo Litico” (Stone Museum). Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Puno.

DAY 10 : Puno - Sillustani and Doorway of Aramu Muro

We will visit the Archeological site of Sillustani (3,900 m/12,795 ft.) which stands on Lake Umayo (Enchanted Lake) where we will see the funerary towers or the Chullpas.

After lunch, we will visit the Doorway of Aramu Muru, or Gateway to the Gods.” Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Puno.

DAY 11 : Lake Titcaca - Uros and Amantani Island

We travel via motorboat to the Uros Island. This is a man-made floating island made from the “totora” reeds. The island is the home of the Uros tribe, a pre-Inca civilization. Here we commune with the locals and learn more about their way of living. Colorful textiles and other goods will be offered to purchase.  Next we go to Amantani Island to visit the pre-Incan Temple of Pachatata. We spend the night in Amantani with a local family. Breakfast Lunch and dinner are included.

NOTE:  Private rooms may not be available at the family’s house in Amantani.

DAY 12 : Taquile Island - Return to Puno

Today we go from the Island of Amantaní to the Island of Taquile. We return to the City of Puno in the afternoon. Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Puno.


DAY 13 : Puno to Arequipa - Chivay city to Colca canyon

From Puno we travel to the City of Chivay to see one of the world’s deepest canyons, the Colca Canyon, an area of astounding scenic beauty, and one of Peru’s top tourist destinations.

We’ll also visit the “Mirador de los Volcanes,” which offers fine views of several volcanoes. After having lunch in Chivay, we’ll spend some time at La Calera hot springs located 3 km outside of town.  We have the rest of the afternoon free in Chivay.  Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Chivay.

DAY 14 : Cruz Del Condor – Arequipa

This morning we will visit the look-out point called "Cruz del Cóndor" which is about a 2 hour drive into the Colca Canyon National Park. Along with viewing the Canyon you should be able to observe several condors flying within a few meters of you!

We’ll return to Chivay where we’ll have lunch then go to the second largest city in Peru, Arequipa. Its main square, the Plaza de Armas, is the most beautiful in the country.  Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Arequipa.

DAY 15 : Arequipa City Tour

After breakfast, we’ll visit Arequipa’s top historical attractions.  Firstly, Carmen Alto, where you’ll have a fabulous view of the outlying farmland and three volcanoes that surround the city:  Misti, Cachani, and Pichu Pichu.  Secondly, Yanahuara, famous for its Andalusia-style church and buildings made from sillar (volcanic rock).

Thirdly, the Monastery of St. Catherine, and finally,  Arequipa’s main square – Plaza de Armas – to see the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa. Breakfast and lunch are included. We spend the night in Arequipa.

DAY 16 : Arequipa to Lima

We will depart from Arequipa on a morning flight to Lima for your journey home or on to your next destination.


US$ 2950 per person: 4+ persons:

2+ persons: Close your group for only you and your family and friends! Add on $100 per person.

Services Included:

  • All transfers
  • Domestic air tickets
  • Entrance fees to all sites visited
  • English / Spanish speaking guide. All our guides are officially licensed tourist guides trained in first aid
  • All guided excursions described in the itinerary
  • Accommodation on double occupancy with private bath in the selected hotel category
  • All specified meals. Vegetarian option is available with no extra charge
  • Pre-trek briefing before the Short Inca Trail trek
  • Roundtrip train tickets on InkaRail/Expedition Train
  • 3x Bus Tickets to / from Machupicchu
  • Entrance permits into the Inca Trail and Machupicchu
  • 1-night homestay at Amantani island
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank for all tours
  • Private Motorboat transportation

Services not included:

  • International Flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for your staff
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Extra expenses originated in itinerary changes or others due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond Peru Wind Travels' control



  • Clothing: long trousers, convertible pants or shorts, long and short-sleeved T-shirts or shirts, cotton socks. Warm clothes for high altitude areas (Arequipa - Colca, Puno, Cusco), especially at night, including sweaters/fleeces and a jacket.
  • Rain gear or poncho (you can buy a basic one in Cusco), especially if visiting in the months of November to April
  • Comfortable footwear, trekking boots recommended
  • Camera, films
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, cold, and rain
  • Sun block (high factor)
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent - minimum recommended 20% DEET - no malaria risk has been reported
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Original passport and passport photocopies

Terms & Conditions

Payment / Deposit

Dear travelers,
Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with PERU WIND TRAVELS!

To reserve any of our services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The following personal information is required:

  • Full name (as appears on passport)
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • A picture of the passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.


In order to guarantee the reservation of every part of your trip, we require a 50% deposit per person in advance. This payment is non-refundable.


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  • A client may not depart for the tour until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.
  • Cash payments are due the day before travel departure and can be paid at the pre-travel briefing. We accept US dollars or Peruvian soles for cash payments. We do not accept any other types of currency.
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Modifications in the booking

Any modification to the original booking must be confirmed by written email. Any cost or charges incurred or perceived by our suppliers as a consequence of the modification will be charged to the traveler.  We will try to meet all reasonable requests, and make all modifications possible, but they cannot be guaranteed

The substitution of a passenger

If some member of the group cannot travel it is possible to transfer the booking to another person if written notification is given at least 30 days in advance before the departure. NOTE: Bookings for the Inca Trail Programs are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Cancellations by the customer must be through written notification to PERU WIND TRAVELS. The expenses for cancelling are applied as follows.

Starting the day we receive the written notification…

  • 29 to 22 days before arrival: 60% loss of the whole price of the trip.
  • 21 to 9 days before arrival: 80% loss of the whole price of the trip.
  • 8 to 0 days before arrival: 100% loss of the whole price of the trip.

Besides the charges that are shown, airline companies and hotels may impose 100% expenses for cancellations.

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If we made a change or cancellation to our programs our passengers will be informed at the moment of the booking. If a necessary change is made after the booking, we will inform our passengers as soon as reasonably possible. Peru Wind Travels has the right to increase the cost of the tour.

PERU WIND TRAVELS is not responsible for circumstances outside of our control that could affect a trip. Circumstances such as, but not limited to: disturbances, civil conflicts, labor strikes, natural or provoked disasters, fires, or adverse weather conditions. Any charges due to cancellations or changes in flights or hotel dates because of these types of circumstances are not our responsibility.

Passports, visas and vaccinations

It is the responsibility of the individual traveler to secure the adequate documentation before booking a tour with us. The customer must be in possession of a valid passport with at least six months of validity after the entrance date and have all the required visas for the whole trip. Any information or advice given by Peru Wind Travels about visas, vaccinations, weather, clothes, luggage, special equipment, etc., is given in good faith, not authoritatively. The agency will not be held responsible for any of this type of advice.

Expectations, children, guests who are a risk

It is expected that all participants in the tours operated by PERU WIND TRAVELS obey the laws and rules of the visited countries.

It is expected that all passengers ensure that they are physically capable of enduring the rigors of the high-altitude trek/tour they have chosen before making the booking. It is advised that anyone over the age of 60 obtain their physician’s authorization to participate in such a trek/tour.

Children (ages 3-17) are welcome on our trips as long as they are accompanied by their parents or legal guardian.  Older adolescents (15-17) are permitted to be accompanied by a responsible adult who is not a parent or guardian (i.e. teacher)   

PERU WIND TRAVELS reserves the right to deny the booking of any guest deemed to be a risk to the security, comfort, health, and well-being of others on our tours (including our personnel).  If a guest becomes a risk before or after the tour has begun, we reserve the right to exclude the guest from any or all parts of the tour. 

Disease or discapacity

Any person who suffers from a disease or incapacity or is in treatment for any physical or medical condition must declare the true nature of this condition at the moment of booking and make the necessary arrangements for treatments and/or medicine during the trip.  Failure to disclose such information at booking will result in exclusion from the tour and loss of all fees for the trip.


We recommend getting travel medical insurance.  We do not offer or include an accident insurance policy for trips. However, in case of sickness, accident, or medical emergency we will contact a physician to provide immediate medical assistance or hospitalization if necessary. In the case of a necessary emergency evacuation, all costs are assumed by the traveler.


If a traveler has a complaint about any of the arrangements for the trip the guest must go to a guide or representative of PERU WIND TRAVELS right away so that we may try to correct the situation. We can only solve the problems if we are aware of the problems. If the complaint is not made immediately it may affect the traveler’s right to claim reimbursement. If the problem finds no solution, a written complaint must be presented to our agency no more than 14 days after the last day of the trip.


PERU WIND TRAVELS holds the right to modify in any way the arrangements of the touring programs when necessary or when in the best interests of the travelers. We hold the right to deny or allow any person to participate in our trips. PERU WIND TRAVELS is not responsible for injuries, diseases, bodily harm, loss of personal belongings, additional expenses, accidental delays, or other irregularities that can be caused by intentional acts, intentional omission, or negligence by part of the enterprises or persons that offer or participate in the transportation, housing or other services related with the journey. We are not responsible for natural disasters or acts of nature.