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Peru Andean Tour 12 Days

Peru Andean Tour is a 12-day tour travelling through the southern part of Peru where you’ll visit Cusco, Puno and Arequipa departments; book now and explore the most important places of Peru, this trip takes you to visit the Historical City of Cusco and the nearby Inca ruins, The Sacred Valley of the Incas, trek the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, navigate the Lake Titicaca lake and visit the islanders; then, discover the lovely Colca Canyon and see the Andean condors; All of them in a comfortable tour and with experienced guide.



Our Peru Andean Tour is a great adventure trip that shows you the most attractive parts of South America. You will travel through the high Andes of Peru visiting the enchanting sites of Cusco: the Sacred Valley of the Incas, trek the ancient trail to Machu Picchu; then, you will visit the local families in the Lake Titicaca before you go to see the deepest canyon of the word at Arequipa: the Colca Canyon.


  • City of Cusco.
  • 1 Day Sacred Valley of the Incas – Cusco.
  • 4-Day Inca trail to Machu Picchu – Cusco.
  • 2 Day Lake Titicaca Tour – Puno.
  • 2 Day Colca Canyon Tour – Arequipa.


TIMING: 12 days & 11 nights.
STARTING POINT: Cusco Airport.
ENDING POINT: Arequipa Hotel.
DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOUR: Adventure, Cultural and History.

TRANSPORT: Bus, train, and motorized canoe.
DIFFICULTY: Does involve some narrow trails amongst archaeological site like: Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.
TRAIN OPTIONS: Expedition Option: This is the cheapest, but still a very comfortable way of getting to Machu Picchu.
VISTADOME OPTION: Vistadome train is faster, has snack-service, bigger windows and is generally a more comfortable experience; if you prefer this service, please let us to know at the booking time (Extra US$30pp).
HOTEL OPTIONS: We use 3-star hotels if you would like higher level, please let us know.
MY OWN ROOM: If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25).


DAY 1: Arrival to Cusco.

Arrival to Cusco at any time; however, we must know your flight details for the reception.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Full-day tour, we will travel toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas which was an important cradle of food in the time of the Incas.

DAY 3-4-5-6.- Inca trail to Machu Picchu

4-day trek the Inca trail with our best guide, everything is included in this tour.

NOTE: The passengers who are not able or nor interested in the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, we will spend 2 days in Cusco, and then you’ll travel by train to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, and the next morning, you’ll take the bus to Machu Picchu entrance and join the group for Machu Picchu tour. If you decide to do not make the trek, we’ll need to know prior to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

DAY 7: Cusco to Puno

Today, you will have bus tour to Puno with stops at the interesting places.

DAYS 8-9: Tour to Lake Titicaca & Bus to Arequipa

Explore the Island in the Lake Titicaca with overnight at Takile Island.

DAYS 10-11: Colca Canyon Tour

Discover the deepest canyon of the word and observe the Andean Condor overflying the canyon.

DAY 12: Departure from Arequipa

Departure from Arequipa at any time.



DAY 1: Arrival to Cusco

The Peru Andean Tour begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time; however, we must know your flight details; we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel; here you will have briefing about Cusco and complete review of your tour itinerary. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy the city (optional city tour).

DAY 2.- Sacred Valley of the Incas

Peru Andean Tour

The Inca ruins of Pisaq – Peru Andean Tour

This tour begins at 08:30 a.m. We will pick you up from the hotel and travel toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas which was an important cradle of food in the time of the Incas, the Sacred Valley is  lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production especially  corn and vegetables. We will visit the extraordinary Pisac Inca ruins and the colourful artisan market, where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers.

The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of the town of Ollantaytambo, we will visit also the Ollantaytambo Inca ruins that is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spanish lost a major battle during the conquest. We’ll spend the night in this small town before heading out for the start of the trek the next morning; here you also can purchase some items for the trek.

DAYS 3-4-5-6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu – Peru Andean Tour

After breakfast, we’ll take our tourist bus for one hour to Pisqhak’ucho or Km 82 where we will start the 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, it´s physically challenging but worthy, It’s a 45 kms of distance, with 2 high passes to be crossed, one of which reaches an elevation of 4,200 masl (Dead woman’s pass) and the other is at 4,000 masl (Runku pass); The trail is often steep, and it may rain even during the dry season. The temperatures change constantly: during the day is dry hot (18°C to 26°C) and at night may fall below zero, so it is important to come prepared.

We’ll the trek at km 82 the porters carry the majority of the gear for the trek in duffel bags that we provide, so those passengers doing the trek only carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc. We will pass several Inca ruin, the first of which is “Llactapata” (up city); then “Patawasi” (up house), “Runkuraqhay” (round balcony); “Sayacmarka” (inaccessible town); “Phuyupatamarka” (town over the cloud) and “Wiñayhuayna” (forever young).  

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu goes through beautiful scenery like: cloud forest, over the mountains, through high Andean Valleys, etc. On the final day of the trek, we’ll climb the steps to the Sun Gate overlooking the peaks that surround Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu was discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingham at 1911 and he assures that he found the famous Vilcabamba.


The passengers who are not able or nor interested in the Inca Trail to Machupicchu, we’ll spend 2 days in Cusco, and then you’ll travel by train to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, and the next morning, you’ll take the bus to Machu Picchu entrance and join the group for Machu Picchu tour. If you decide to do not make the trek, we need to know prior to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

Distances of the Inca Trail:

Day 1: Km 82 to Llulluchapampa
Approximate distance: 15 km
Estimated hiking time: 7 – 8 hours.

Day 2: Llulluchapampa -Chaquiccocha
Approximate distance: 15 km
Estimated hiking time: 7 – 8 hours.

Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Wiñaywayna
Approximate distance: 10 km
Estimated hiking time: 5 hours.

Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate) – Machu Picchu
Approximate distance: 5 km
Estimated hiking time: 2 hours

Day 7: Cusco to Puno

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Lake Titicaca – Peru Andean Tour

At 07:30 a.m, we’ll pick you up from the hotel and start with a fantastic journey through the Peruvian south lands, crossing the high “Altiplano”. Today, you will visit interesting places and stop at the volcanic hot springs. We will arrive in the afternoon to Puno, which is a small city located at the banks of the highest navigable lake of the world – the Titicaca Lake.

DAYS 8 – 9: Tour to Lake Titicaca & Bus to Arequipa

At 07:30 a.m, we’ll pick tou up from the hotel and head to the LakeTiticaca port, board our comfortable and fully equipped, speed boat to explore the floating Island of Uros which is built with Totora that grows in the shallows of the lake.The Uros began their unusual floating existence, centuries ago in an effort to isolate themselves from the Qollas and Inca tribes. Sadly, the Uros language has died out, and today the islanders speak Aymara due to intermarriage with Aymara-speaking clans.

Then, we’ll visit Taquile Island with unique culture style of dress and lifestyle make for a memorable visit. The men of the community do all the knitting, as this is strictly a male domain, while the women do the spinning. High quality, locally knitted goods are available for purchase at various cooperatives on the island; we share their conditioned house one night and the next day, we’ll return to Puno and arrive there in the afternoon and in the evening we will take 6 hours bus to Arequipa and have accommodation in the hotel.

DAYS 10-11: Colca Canyon Tour

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Colca canyon – Peru Andean Tour

The tour to Colca Canyon stars at 08:30 a.m. We will travel through the high Andes to the small and picturesque village of Chivay where there is a magnificent natural hot spring. The next day, early in the morning, we continue the tour toward LA CRUZ DEL CONDOR, considered the best place to appreciate the world’s deepest canyon and view the majestic condors over flying the canyon and then we return to Arequipa.

The city of Arequipa maintains a traditional colonial style and more laid back pace in comparison with the capital – Lima. Arequipa is located at 2,350 masl above sea level and surrounded by the Andes Mountains several of them are volcanic like: Misti, Chachani, Pichu Pichu, Ampato, etc. Arequipa was built from a very light colored volcanic rock called sillar.

DAY 12: Departure from Arequipa

Departure from Arequipa at any time.



 Expedition  US$ 1,490
 Vistadome class  US$ 1,520
 Hiram Bimgham class

Optional Extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$40
  • Walking Pole US$12
  • Inflatable Mattress US$30
  • Single Tent Supplement US$45
  • Personal Porter to carry extra 7kg of personal items US$120


  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • Transportation: All scheduled transportation; all transfers.
  • Entrance Fees: For all the visited tourist places.
  • Meals: All Breakfasts in the hotels and along the road: in the trail 3 breakfasts, 3 hot lunches, 3 hot dinners prepared by our professional chef. Meals include pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruits, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking; hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for adjusting to the altitude. Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn). We offer a vegetarian menu option.
  • Guide & Porters: Licensed bilingual official Tour Guide; 2 guides over 8 people. Porters will carry both your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags (provided by Sunrise) and the camping equipment for the Inca trail. You must carry your day-to-day packings such as your camera, snacks and some drinkable water.
  • Camping Equipment: We provide brand new 4 season four people capacity tents for two people, Thermal-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the guides, tent for the porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Accommodations: 7 nights ***hotel, 1 night with a local family and 3 nights in camping tents.
  • Other Items: Local Guide available for permanent assistance, first-aid kit, oxygen bottle.


  • Meals: All Lunches and dinners except on the Inca Trail. You should consider a budget from US$15 to US$25 for each meal in an average restaurant. We will assist you with all local matters
  • Sleeping Bag: You can rent it from us for US$15 for the entire Inca trail Trek.
  • Entrance to the thermal baths: US$ 3
  •  Airport Taxes and tips for the staff.



see the map of 12 days Peru andean tour


Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.


If you think all the travel companies are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we don’t just say it, we can prove it! We create, organize and guide all by ourselves! Sunrise Peru Trek has been organizing and guiding travel groups since 1999, and every time we travel, the trips just keep getting better and better! We have been turning the dreams of thousands of our visitors into memories by providing first-class services. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best service and support throughout your journey to Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. With professional and experienced team, there is no better travelling companion than Sunrise Peru Trek Team. Let us enlighten you why we are different!


SUNRISE PERU TREK pioneered adventure Company for nearly two decades and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations to Machu Picchu We are one of the Peru’s leading tour operators trusted for professional, efficient, and highly hospitable services. We focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu only, which encourages us to polish our itinerary and improve constantly.

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek