Peru Guided Walking Holiday

Discover fascinating Inca heritage amidst the awe-inspiring Andes


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  • Culture
  • High Mountains
  • History
  • Stay longer


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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £3,498.00 - 12 nights


Prices are per person

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Holiday overview

Download Peru 2019 Trip Notes

The rim of the Colca Canyon winds past traditional Peruvian villages, and ancient trails through the Sacred Valley lead through to the fortress of Ollantaytambo. More Inca secrets can be discovered following a trek to the Sun Gate, with stunning views across awe-inspiring Machu Picchu.

Holiday highlights

  • Lovely character lodges and hotels in great locations
  • Time to explore Machu Picchu once the crowds have gone
  • Plenty of time in Cuzco to see the Inca capital at leisure as well as the surrounding sights
  • Walks with first class guides, discovering the scenery, culture and rich history of the Andes

Price includes

  • 12 nights’ accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Full board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure
  • All internal flights
  • A full programme of guided walks, led by an expert local guide and experienced tour conductor
  • Sightseeing, entrance fees and travel in private air conditioned coach/minivan
  • Tips

In pictures...


A mix of 3 and 4-star hotels, spa-resorts and lodges, all chosen for their location, comfort and character. Each accommodation has individual character and gives an excellent snapshot of both modern and traditional Peru.


Wyndham Costa del Sol, Lima

In Lima we stay at the Wyndham Costa del Sol. This modern hotel is well equipped with a spa, pool and hot tub.

 Hotel-Maison-D'Elise in Arequipa, Peru

Hotel Maison D'Elise, Arequipa

Moving on to the white-walled colonial city of Arequipa our accommodation is at the Hotel Maison D'Elise. The 43 comfortable rooms offer air-conditioning, TV, safe and mini bar.

 Colca-Lodge in Colca Canyon, Peru

Colca Lodge, Colca Canyon

Stay at the relaxing haven of the Colca Lodge. Unwind in the private thermal springs and take in your natural surroundings and stunning panoramic views. There's also an eco-spa where you can indulge in a massage, spa pool and sauna.

 Casa-Andina in Peru

Casa Andina, Puno

To the shores of Lake Titicaca and Puno, where we stay at the Casa Andina. Rooms open to balconies with lake or garden views and feature television, wireless internet and safe. The restaurant serves delicious local specialties and dishes made from local lake fish.


Quinta San Blas, Cusco

In Cusco stay at the Quinta San Blas (3 nights); this converted Republican house is set in the quaint neighbourhood of San Blas. It has all the amenities without detracting from its ancient history. It is well located near the Bohemian San Blas Plazza and three blocks from the main Plaza de Armas. We spend 2 nights here to start with, then return to Cusco after our travels, for a further night. 

 Boutique-Hotel-Lizzy-Wasi, Urubamba Town, Peru

Boutique Hotel Lizzy Wasi, Sacred Valley

Our base in the Sacred Valley is a delightful Andean-style hacienda lodge located in Urubamba town. With a friendly restaurant and bar, the hotel is set in a side street, a short walk from the centre of Urubamba. Once inside the grounds, you find yourselves in a peaceful oasis, with delightful gardens, stunning mountain views and it is a perfect place to relax.

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El Mapi, Machu Picchu

At Machu Picchu we stay at El Mapi, a contemporary and comfortable hotel in Machu Picchu Town, formerly known as Aguas Calientes, in the valley below the ruins.

On occasion we may need to change the accommodation listed above. If this happens, your replacement accommodation will be of the equivalent standard or higher. In the rare instance this is not possible, we will contact you in advance.


Guided Walking & Sightseeing in Peru

Download Peru 2019 Trip Notes

A mixture of part day walks and full day hikes ranging from 2-8 miles (3-13km), mostly on historic trails past Inca ruins, small villages and in timeless valleys. 

Day 1: Outward Flight

Arrival in Lima (1 night).

Day 2: Arequipa

Fly to the attractive colonial city of Arequipa (1 night). Admire views of the spectacular volcanoes that surround the city. An afternoon’s walking tour explores the charming Santa Catalina Monastery, and visits the “Ice Maiden” – Juanita.

Days 3-4: Colca Canyon

Peruvian lady & alpacaDriving out of Arequipa we enjoy spectacular views of the mountains surrounding the city before climbing high into the Andes and descending into the Colca Canyon (2 nights).

The next day we have an early morning drive to Cruz del Condor, in search of one of the world's largest birds. Afterwards we take a walk along the canyon rim or to nearby ruins, experiencing local culture and admiring the local weavings as we wander through the villages.

Days 5-6: Lake Titicaca

Houses on the shores of Lake TiticacaWe head to Puno (2 nights) and the shores of Lake Titicaca. En route we enjoy a walk to the fascinating pre-Inca burial chambers at Silustani. Our drive takes us through the high Andes, passing stunning lakes, herds of the wild vicuña, accompanied by far-reaching vistas.

The following day we take a boat trip across Titicaca’s sapphire waters to the famous floating reed islands of Uros and Taquile, for a walk traversing the island.

Days 7-8: Cusco

Four peruvian women weavingToday we board the bus from Puno to Cusco (2 nights). Cutting across the Peruvian Altiplano, through high plains, rich with llama herds, and passing time-forgotten mountain villages. We'll make several stops along the way, including the Pukara museum, Abra La Raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas and includes a buffet lunch stop. On arrival at the ancient Inca city of Cusco, we transfer to our hotel, before stretching our legs with an exploration of the city’s spectacular Plaza de Armas. 

An early start, beginning with a visit to the Inca ruin of Tambo Machay, close by is our second stop, Puca Pucara. We now cut across country following the old Inca road from Cusco to Pisac, with views of traditional Andean farming and crops en route. Near Cusco, we visit the fascinating Q’enko, and the most stunning ruin, the extensive Sacsayhuaman.

Days 9-10: Sacred Valley

Terraced hillsides of the Sacred ValleyHead into the Inca heartland of the Sacred Valley (2 nights), our first stop is the picturesque Andean village of Pisac. Afterwards, a short journey brings us to Urubamba for lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the Inca fortress town of Ollantaytambo.

The Maras–Moray walk combines big views, local farming techniques, Inca ruins, ancient towns and astounding saltpans. We begin with the plains of Chinchero, before reaching the Inca ruins of Moray, where we explore these fascinating ruins. Mule trails then take us to the ancient town of Maras from where we descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. En route, are some of the most astounding saltpans covering the hillside.

Day 11-12: Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

Classic view of Macchu PichuTravel by train to Chachabamba to enjoy a “taste” of the Inca trail. Our route, the Royal Inca Trail, was the ceremonial path of the royal Incas en route to the sacred site of Machu Picchu. Pass picturesque ruins surrounded by wild orchids at Winay Wayna, and continue through cloud forest on a trail to the Sun Gate, for our first glimpse of the ancient city of Machu Picchu. We relax tonight in Machu Picchu Town (1 night).

The next day we explore the Lost City of the Incas – Machu Picchu. An extensive tour of the ruins introduces us to its fascinating history, before returning to Cusco (1 night) for our final evening.

Days 13: Return Journey

Some last minute shopping or sightseeing in Cusco before flying to Lima and our flight home.



Amazon Jungle Lodge

Extend your stay in Peru and spend 3 days/2 nights at a jungle lodge in the heart of Tambopata National Reserve.

The Tambopata National Reserve, and the adjacent Bahuaje-Sonene National Park, are home to over 20,000 plant species, more than 900 species of birds, 91 mammals, 1,230 butterflies, 127 amphibians and reptiles, and much more. A visit to our well-appointed jungle lodge is one of the best ways to see some of the rainforest's wildlife in a short stay. Six species of monkeys live in the surrounding forest, a family of Giant Otters are regularly seen fishing in a nearby oxbow lake, a large flooded palm grove harbours hundreds of Red-Bellied Macaws, and at nightfall Black Caimans, the rarest of the crocodilians, head out into the lake to fish.

I took this extension to really make the most of my trip to Peru and I’m glad I did. The extension was a completely different experience to anything we’d done so far. The jungle lodge was set on the side of the lake and was our base to explore the wildlife in the national park. Each day we took early morning canoe trips out on the lake, spotting monkeys and birds in the canopy on the lakeside. My highlights were an armadillo and a family of river otters playing in the lake, and at night seeing the caimans’ eyes watching us. Each afternoon we took a siesta or relaxed with a book to escape from the heat and on an evening after sunset we took a wildlife walk spotting all manner of spiders, snakes and animals on the forest floor. We were privileged to have the expertise of some great guides and felt quite safe. It was a fantastic experience and was a brilliant way to really explore the rich wildlife of the Amazon. (Tricia, Hampshire)

Day 13 - Our journey to our jungle lodge begins with a short but spectacular flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the Amazon rainforest. Here we will be met by our expert resident guide and taken to a nearby dock to board a motorised dugout canoe for the trip to the jungle lodge. On arrival at the lodge, you can choose from a number of activities: from jungle hikes to canoe trips, or simply take a siesta and enjoy the sounds of the jungle from your hammock. 

Day 14 - The Amazon jungle is alive early in the morning, so if you can get out pre-dawn and explore, it is your best chance to see wildlife. There's plenty of time to have a siesta to avoid the hottest part of the day before a lake canoe trip, or explore more trails and catch a beautiful sunset over the Amazon basin. In the evening, feel free to relax, surrounded by the jungle, or head out on foot in search of nocturnal mammals, or by canoe in the hope of glimpsing the rare black caimans that inhabit the nearby waterways.

Day 15 - After breakfast, we'll leave the jungle behind and fly to Puerto Maldonado then onward to Lima. From here, we'll catch our flight to the UK.


Price includes

  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Flights and transfers
  • Full board from breakfast on Day 13 to breakfast on Day 15

Please note: there is no local leader but there will be resident guides available for some activities where required

Essential Information

A full passport valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry will be required to enter Peru.

As part of the booking process, we will require advance passport information from you in the form of a copy of your passport photo page.

New regulations for Inca Trail permits requires this information to make bookings. Without this information, including its late submission to HF Holidays, no booking for this element of the holiday can be made for you.

Therefore, we will require a copy of the photo page of your passport a minimum of 50 days prior to the departure of your tour. Please ensure the copy sent to us is of the passport you will travel with to Peru.

This copy can be:

-          A scanned copy, emailed to method is preferred where possible

-          A colour photocopy posted to Shereena Heaven, HF Holidays Ltd, Catalyst House, 720 Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree, Borehamwood, WD6 3SY.

No visa is required by British citizens with full right of residence in the UK. Other nationals should check with their nearest Peruvian embassy for details of entry requirements.

Visitors are issued with a tourist card on arrival. Keep this safely as you will need to present it on your departure.

Health advice
Before booking, you should check with your doctor to see if any health precautions are needed. The following websites provide a wealth of information on travelling and health:

Vaccines: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Typhoid & Tetanus vaccinations are recommended. Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever are sometimes recommended too. Altitude sickness is also a risk, our itinerary is planned to help reduce this.

Travelling in Peru does not carry major health risks, provided simple precautions are followed.

The tour has been devised to ensure that acclimatisation to altitude takes place gradually, so that by the time you go on your hikes in the Cusco region you should be well acclimatised. To reduce any symptoms of altitude sickness, you should drink at least 2 litres of water per day.

Peru has very distinct climate zones between the coastal plain, the highlands and the Amazon basin. The holiday departures are planned for when the weather is generally at its best in the mountains, generally from March/April to October when the days are usually dry, clear and warm, with perhaps the occasional cloudy and rainy day. Temperatures drop considerably in the evenings and at night due to the altitude, so taking layered clothing is essential. During this season Lima and the coastal plain, where we spend a short amount of time, is often enveloped in a fine mist.

The unit of currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/). US Dollars are the easiest currency to change and usually offer the best rate. Please ensure that you have access to emergency funds, a credit card being the most convenient.

Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and stores, but usually a charge will be added. Often the most convenient and economical way to obtain money is to use a credit or debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM machine. Visa cards are the most widely accepted by ATM’s. Traveller’s cheques are not advised.

Dietary requirements

Please ensure you advise at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. Once on the trip it may be difficult to cater for dietary needs that haven't been advised ahead of time.

Tips are included on this holiday.

For flights information please see the Dates and Prices tab


Efrain Valles

Efrain has been working as a professional guide in Peru for the last 12 years. He is a local Peruvian leader and has led all our holidays since we first introduced Peru to our Worldwide Journeys.

He has travelled all over Peru leading treks and exploring. Efrain’s boundless energy and enthusiasm have always been much appreciated by our groups. He is married with three children, and between work and family commitments, he still found the time to train and compete in the London Marathon in 2012, dressed as a chaski runner. In 2014 he was named the ‘World’s Best Guide’ by Wanderlust magazine.

In any other free time he has, Efrain also volunteers with the charity Chicuchaswasi, which looks after girls in extreme poverty and he is a member of the board.

Efrain’s passion for Peru is infectious and his efforts will ensure you a fabulous holiday.

Here is an example of what our guests say about him:

“Very knowledgeable, passionate about his country”


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Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
6 Oct 2019 LPWHW - Peru
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 6 Oct 2019, 12:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 6 Oct 2019, 6:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Lima Jorge Chavez International

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 18 Oct 2019, 8 p.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Oct 2019, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: Lima Jorge Chavez International
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
12 £4,299.00 £4,298.00 Holiday Guaranteed to run - book now - few places left Book Now
6 Oct 2019 LPWHW - Peru - Without Flight 12 £3,499.00 £3,498.00 Holiday Guaranteed to run - book now - few places left Book Now
12 Jul 2020 LPWHW - Peru
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 12 Jul 2020, 12:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 12 Jul 2020, 6:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Lima Jorge Chavez International

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 24 Jul 2020, 8 p.m.
  • Arrive: 25 Jul 2020, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: Lima Jorge Chavez International
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
12 £4,499.00 £4,499.00 Book Now
12 Jul 2020 LPWHW - Peru - Without Flight 12 £3,799.00 £3,799.00 Book Now
6 Sep 2020 LPWHW - Peru - Without Flight 12 £3,799.00 £3,799.00 Book Now
6 Sep 2020 LPWHW - Peru
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 6 Sep 2020, 12:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 6 Sep 2020, 6:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Lima Jorge Chavez International

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 18 Sep 2020, 8 p.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Sep 2020, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: Lima Jorge Chavez International
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
12 £4,499.00 £4,499.00 Book Now
4 Oct 2020 LPWHW - Peru - Without Flight 12 £3,799.00 £3,799.00 Book Now
4 Oct 2020 LPWHW - Peru
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 4 Oct 2020, 12:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 4 Oct 2020, 6:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Lima Jorge Chavez International

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 16 Oct 2020, 8 p.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Oct 2020, 2:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: Lima Jorge Chavez International
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
12 £4,499.00 £4,499.00 Book Now

Prices are per person

Important information

  • Single room: £499 (2019), £649 (2020)
  • Non-member associate fee of £10 per person applies
  • Amazon Jungle Lodge extension: £669 (2020)

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