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IN SEARCH OF THE INCAS
The Best of Peru

Full of mystery and culture dating back millennia, Peru has one of the most breath-taking archaeological sights in the world in Machu Picchu in addition to a wealth of other magnificent sights, from the stunning scenery of the Andes mountains and Lake Titicaca to the colonial cities of Arequipa and Cuzco, the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca and the fascinating and mysterious Nazca Lines.

Lima is Peru's capital city and is filled with colonial-era riches and is the only capital in South America that faces the sea. It is hailed as the gastronomic capital of Latin America. Founded by Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s, modern-day Lima is a populous city scattered with extraordinary Baroque churches, monasteries and contemporary galleries. 

The Nasca Lines - No holiday to Peru would be complete without exploring the Nazca Lines, an awe-inspiring collection of over 300 figures that includes a whale, a condor, snake, llama, spider and a flower. All super sized, etched into the sprawling Peruvian desert and only visible from the sky!

Arequipa - is regarded as Peru's most beautiful city and boasts an incredibly scenic setting in the shadow of mighty snow-capped volcanoes. The city is located at an altitude around 2,300 metres and the streets are dotted with stately colonial buildings made from the white sillar stone earning it the nickname ‘The White City’.

Colca Canyon - the spectacular Colca Canyon, regarded as the second deepest canyon in the world, an area of terraced farmland and charming Andean villages where ancient traditions are still maintained by the locals.  Wild vicuña and alpaca can be seen grazing on the slopes, but head to the Cruz del Condor viewing point for a chance to see Andean Condors soaring effortlessly above the valley floor.

Lake Titicaca stradles the border between Peru and Bolivia, the legendary Lake and its surroundings are an area of supreme natural beauty. The intense blue waters of Lake Titicaca, backed by snowy Andean mountains, is the world’s highest navigable lake at over 3,800 metres above sea level. Set sail on the floating Uros Islands, an intriguing archipelago where everything is made from the tortora reeds found growing on the lake.

Vinicunca also known as the Rainbow Mountains, is located in the Peruvian Andes at an altitude of 5,200 metres. The hike to the rainbow mountain will take around 2 hours and is a distance of 4 kilometers (2.5 miles), during which you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the snow capped peak of Apu Ausangate towering in the distance.

Cuzco is located high up in the Peruvian Andes, the once famous capital of the Inca Empire is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The city is filled with Inca buildings and history that were rebuilt by the Spanish, making it truly unique.

Ollantaytambo is dominated by two massive Inca ruins, the quaint village of Ollantaytambo, also called Ollanta, is the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century.

Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Join Scenic's Bob Cole on this amazing adventure to Peru, including visits to Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, the Rainbow Mountains & Machu Picchu.

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The Best of Peru
Itinerary

Peru has one of the most breathtaking archaeological sights in the world in Machu Picchu. Peru also offers a wealth of other magnificent sights, from the stunning scenery of the Andes mountains and Lake Titicaca to the colonial cities of Arequipa and Cuzco, and the fascinating and mysterious Nazca Lines.

Look What’s Included

  • Lima Airport/Hotel Transfers

  • 13 Days SUV/Car Hire - Toyota Rav 4 or similar 

  • Services of a Scenic Car Tours Representative and a Local Guide Throughout

  • 2 Nights at the DoubleTree El Pardo Hotel, Lima

  • 1 Night at the Aranwa Paracas Resort & Spa

  • Boat trip to the Ballestas Islands

  • 2 Nights at the DM Hotel, Nazca

  • 2 Nights at the Casa Andrina Select Hotel, Arequipa

  • 2 Nights at the Colca Lodge & Hot Springs Hotel, Colca

  • 1 Night at the GHL Lago Titicaca, Puno

  • 1 Night at the Wilkamayu Hotel, Sicuani

  • 3 Night at the Arwana Boutique Hotel, Cusco

  • Buffet Breakfast each morning 

  • Lima Sightseeing & Nicollini Car Museum Tour

  • Optional Flight over the Nazca Lines (price tbc)

  • Sightseeing tour of Arequipa & Santa Catalina

  • Trek to the Rainbow Mountains (optional)

  • Boat Trip & Lunch on Lake Titicaca including Sillustani Toombs, Uros & Taquille Islands

  • Train Excursion (Vistadome Class) from Cusco to Machu Picchu including transfers,  Admission & Guided Tour

  • Internal Flight from Cusco to Lima

  • Detailed Road Book featuring Great Drives, Maps & Local Attractions

  • Commemorative Tour Polo Shirt & Baseball Cap

  • Commemorative Tour Rally Plate

  • Car Parking at all Hotels - some charges may apply locally

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OUR PERU TOUR HOTELS

The hotels on this tour have been hand-picked for their quality, facilities and location. 

Please Note: In some of the remote locations, hotel accommodation is more basic than we would normally consider.

YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA TO ENTER PERU

No visa is required to enter Peru for a stay of up to 183 days, however, while a visa is not required, you must hold a passport valid for at least six months on entry with one blank visa page.

Transatlantic Flights - Our recommended routing is with KLM via Amsterdam, however some US carriers offer flights via New York or Miami. Due to the variety of flight requests we get for these tours, we have NOT included flights in our package. This gives you the flexibility to choose which day you travel on, which airport you travel from and affords you the option to upgrade or utilise any air miles etc you may have. We will of course be happy to book your flights for you, in which case all flight bookings are operated for Scenic Car Tours by our sister company Success Tours ATOL No. 5114

Dates & Prices

The Best of Peru
Earlybird booking offer - £500.00 Off Per Person on all bookings made by 31 December 2023
PLUS Low Earlybird booking deposit 10% per person

*Please note: All prices shown above are per person and based on 2 persons sharing a car and a twin/double room
Meal Basis -​ 
15 breakfasts, 2 Boxed Lunches, 11 Dinners – Including Welcome Dinner on the First Night
Single occupancy supplement - £1450.00

Other Escorted Tours include

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ROUTE 66 - CLASSIC TOUR

CHICAGO TO SANTA MONICA

22 Days - September/October 2023

If you’re looking for great displays of neon signs, rusty middle-of-nowhere truck stops, or kitschy Americana, do as the song says and “get your kicks on Route 66”.

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THE ARCTIC HIGHWAY
CHALLENGE 2024

15th June to 3rd July 2024

Norway’s Arctic Highway is one of the world’s great roads. It runs for about 1500km from Mo i Rana, just south of the Arctic Circle to  the North Cape. 

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NEW ZEALAND
2 ISLAND TOUR

23 Days - 4th to 26th February 2024

Whether you’re a first time visitor or are making a return trip, the sheer majesty of New Zealand’s landscapes is a wonder to behold.

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THE SOLENT TO THE SAHARA
DESERT ADVENTURE

September/October 2024

This incredible desert adventure takes you through Spain and  Morrocco with 3 Nights in Marrakech & 2 Nights in a Bedouin camp in the Sahara desert.

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NASHVILLE, MEMPHIS
& NEW ORLEANS

12 Days, 11 Nights - May 2024

On this tour you'll visit Nashville, the hometown of country music and the birthplace of bluegrass, Memphis, the home of Elvis and the Jazz City of New Orleans

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ICELAND GRAND TOUR
THE LAND OF FIRE & ICE

13 Days - June 2025

If you’re searching for an unforgettable driving experience, a road trip around Iceland’s Ring Road will not disappoint.

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