Multi-Day Tour | Private

Soar the Southern Andes (9 days)

Peru Empire Co.

Lima, Peru To Puno, Peru

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Nov 2019

Soar the Southern Andes (9 days)

Day 5

Colca Canyon, Peru

Day 6

Colca Canyon, Peru


Day 1
Lima, Peru
Atemporal Snack

Arrival to Lima

Upon arrival to Lima you will be welcomed by your host who will assist and take you to your hotel for the night.

Your host will also provide your welcome kit including some useful items for your Peru trip.

Tonight you will spend at the Atemporal Boutique Hotel.

Day 2
Lima, Peru
Atemporal Breakfast, Snack

Lima Highlights including the Larco Herrera Museum

The list of must-see attractions in Lima is as long as a llama neck, however our experienced guides will help you make the most of your time by showing you the best of Lima in your particular areas of interest. Highlights include archeological wonders, world-class museums, captivating public art, and the most beautiful and photogenic viewpoints in the city.

Visit the exceptional Larco Herrera Museum founded in 1926. Exhibited chronologically, more than 45,000 archeological objects await your discovery. Larco Herrrera is renowned for its famous and fascinating erotic pottery collection, which is on display in the separate “Erotic Hall”.

Overnight at Atemporal hotel.

Day 3
Arequipa, Peru
Casa Andina Premium Arequipa Breakfast, Snack

Fly to Arequipa & Guided visit of the city

Departure from the Lima International Airport "Jorge Chávez" to Arequipa City.

Upon your arrival in Arequipa airport our Guest Services Representative will be waiting in the arrivals area. You will be transferred to your hotel and given assistance with check in.Discover Arequipa, its historic and cultural gems, charming colonial architecture and romantic districts. Explore the elegant UNESCO World Heritage historic center with its notable cathedral, churches and the peculiar traditional villages on the city’s outskirts. Visit the Santa Catalina Monastery. Built in 1579, this is one of the most significant and striking religious sanctum in Peru. Please allow approximately four hours for the entire experience.Overnight at Casa Andina Premium Arequipa.
Day 4
Arequipa, Peru
Casa Andina Premium Arequipa Breakfast, Snack

Guide visit to the Sillar Quarry

Arequipa is also known as "the White City" due to the fact that most of the building in the city center are constructed using Sillar; a whitewashed volcanic stone that is found in the region. Today we will explore one of the quarries where this volcanic stone is mined and processed.

Overnight in the Casa Andina Premium Hotel in Arequipa.

Day 5
Colca Canyon, Peru
Las Casitas Del Colca Breakfast, Snack

Travel to the Colca Canyon

Journey to the colossal Colca Valley and immerse in picturesque Peruvian highlands along narrow gorges and agricultural terraces. Traverse some bucolic towns and admire the vast Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve with wild vicunas, stunning lagoons and wetlands. Glimpse Colca’s man made terraced fields that date back to Inca times, still tended by today. Arrive at the town of Chivay, the gateway to Colca Canyon and the visitors’ convergence zone, to enjoy a delicious lunch inspired by regional dishes. Explore the town and market at leisure.

Overnight at Belmond Las Casitas Del Colca

Day 6
Colca Canyon, Peru
Las Casitas Del Colca Breakfast, Snack

Guided visit of the Colca Canyon & Condor viewing point

In the morning we will drive to the magnificent “Cruz del Condor” view point. From here, you will see the Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon which forms part of a tremendous volcanic mountain range more than 100km (62 miles) long. Marvel at seeing the majestic, giant condors with massive wingspans soaring overhead going along the river.

Overnight at Belmond Las Casitas del Colca

Day 7
Puno, Peru
Titilaka - Relais & Chateaux Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Travel to Lake Titicaca

Embark on a journey on the amazing Andean altiplanos – high plateaus. Appreciate the rustic sceneries of this region; along the paved highway view some rock formation resembling a stone forest. Go through rustic towns passing the highest of point of 4538 meter above sea level. Pass through picturesque territory of Lagunillas with its impressive natural lagoon and other pastoral towns to arrive in Puno.

Transfer to Titilaka Hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, proceed with your check in. Rest and enjoy the scenery as you acclimatize.

Upon arrival at the hotel check in while your luggage is taken to your room. Enjoy sunset cocktails from the panoramic terraces overlooking the lake.

Dinner is served in the main dining room. Then, you may luxuriate in your appointed suite or join other guests and interpreters to talk about your highlands experience.

Day 8
Puno, Peru
Titilaka - Relais & Chateaux Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Guided visit of Lake Titicaca

After breakfast start your full day excursion on the lake. Taquile Island is a living museum, a secluded island of weavers whose textiles have been hailed as heritage masterpieces by UNESCO. Part of the uniqueness of the island’s culture comes from their traditional social structure which is reflected in their dress, traditions and greetings. Depart from Titilaka’s pier and travel by boat for about an hour to Taquile. You will reach the southern point of Taquile which is furthest from the city of Puno and therefore less frequented. You will be welcomed by the local weaver Juan and his family, who will teach you about their weavings and share anecdotes about the island they proudly call home. Juan will explain that though the Aymaras are the dominant culture in the region, Taquile has remained a Quechua stronghold. As you head back toward the lodge, look back and appreciate the stunning scenery: the umber soil contrasts against the intense blue hues of the lake and the sky, while the snowcapped mountains of the Cordillera Real frame the setting.

After a picnic lunch on Taquile head to the legendary islands of Uros and meet one of traditional the families that live there. The Uros Floating Islands are located near the protected National Reserve of Titicaca. The people of Uros are a proud culture who due to persecution by other groups found refuge by living on manmade islands many years ago. They call themselves kot-suña or people of the lake who claim to have "black blood," as they are immune to the cold and consider themselves to be owners of the lake and its waters. Learn about their history, uses for totora reeds and customs after exploring one of these impressive islands. The site is a must for travelers to the area; thus expect to see many other visitors.

Return to Titilaka in times for afternoon tea followed by happy hour and dinner.

Day 9
Puno, Peru
Titilaka - Relais & Chateaux Breakfast, Snack

Transfer to the airport & fly to Lima

Depending on your international flight times there may be time to do an excursion en route to the airport or take advantage of the activities around the hotel before departure. From Juliaca Airport you can fly to Lima.

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At Titilaka

- 01 hour massage per room

- Early check in and late check out according to availability

- Upgrade at check in according to availability

- VIP check in

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Explore Lima, Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca; a combination of culture and awe inspiring nature traversing the Andean Highlands

About Us

Peru Empire Co. offers tailor-made itineraries designed to match each traveler’s personal interests, style and preferences to create ideal Peru trips. We believe in structured yet flexible itineraries to facilitate discovery and exploration complemented by great service, the best guides and extraordinary hotels. Our programs are all inclusive, complete with a private vehicle and driver, a bilingual guide, upon request and an Experience Concierge. This innovative concept of Peru Empire Co., means that the trip is monitored and traveler’s needs are taken care of appropriately.

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We handle even the slightest details, from planning superb menus to organizing pre check-in; from booking special visits to paying airport taxes for domestic flights

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Our Thanks for Creating the PERFECT Peruvian Vacation!

By: jck55

Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2016

We found the team of Judi Glass/McCabe World Travel (in the U.S.) and Empire Peru to be first class. They were knowledgeable, organized, responsive and provided excellent communication throughout the process. We worked together on options that fit our varied interests and budget. Weeks prior to our departure, they sent a detailed itinerary complete with descriptions of our excursions as well as recommendations for restaurant, shopping and points of interest in every city we were visiting. The daily guides were exceptional and provided great insight and information to each of our adventures AND...they were quick to satisfy our every need. Our accommodations were unique and we felt we received a lot of value for our investment. If you are planning a trip to Peru, we would highly recommend Judi Glass at McCabe World Travel/Empire Peru. Thanks again for the wonderful memories!
Travel Advisor:  Judi Glass, CTA
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Wonderful Peru!

By: Mamie

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2017

Excellent service, guides, hotels were great.
Travel Advisor:  Kristie Burke
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Peru Empire Co. was amazing!

By: Berry - Peru 2017

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

This company knows what they are doing and were simply awesome. All the details we thought of and executed perfectly. The guides are knowledgeable, punctual and attentive! I would highly recommenced using them!!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Lise-Marie Wertanzl
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Trip to Peru

By: Lapal

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2017

From the time our driver in Lima met us at the airport to the time we left, Peru Empire was there to make our trip enjoyable. The guides were knowledgeable and the itinerary they planned was perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Lise-Marie Wertanzl
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By: MN

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Peru empire was great. We planned a trip to Peru very last minute. They put together a great itinerary from hotels, excursions, drivers, guides and dinner suggestions. The trip was so well organized and a very high level of service. All the guides were fluent in English, knowledgeable about the areas, and fun to be with. We had a great trip- thank you!!
Travel Advisor:  Keri Kaufmann
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Peru Trip

By: Jeff D

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Very good. All guides and connections were there on time and made helpful suggestions. Most were very knowledgable.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward
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Machu Picchu

By: Rose B.

Reviewed on: 19 May 2018

We loved our guide Gonzalo! We had private tours and he definitely took us on the path less traveled. The lodging at the Belmond properties was exceptional. Of Course the highlight was Machu Picchu and hiking the Sacred Valley. I would recommend checking itinerary closely before leaving the US because we wanted a change and there was no refund. All in all great trip!
Travel Advisor:  Angela Pierson
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Excellent Team & Service

By: JBeasley

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

Peru Empire Tour Co. was wonderful. Everyone on the team was friendly and knowledgeable. They were always looking out for us and making sure we had whatever we needed to have a seamless trip.
Travel Advisor:  Allison Law
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Peru 2018--A Memorable Experience

By: Linda

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Our trip to Peru was even better than expected, thanks to Peru Empire, Co. They provided names, numbers, email addresses, instructions, etc., for our use if problems developed. But no concerns arose! The hosts, guides, drivers, operations personnel were punctual, friendly, warm, and informative! The hotels and staffs were superb! Thanks go to Alexandra Monge and her associates for putting together our Peru 2018 experience! No complaints!
Travel Advisor:  Julie Smothers, CTA
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Peru Guides Extraordinaire!!

By: Peru Adventure

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

They were wonderful! Very reliable, friendly, helpful. They made us feel safe, they were very organized and helpful, always there for us timely and shepherded us the whole week, and made our trip fantastic.
Travel Advisor:  Michele Grace
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