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Discover Peru's Most Iconic Sites with Our Exclusive Tours

Valencia Travel Cusco specializes in creating personalized tours that highlight the diverse beauty and rich history of Peru. From the bustling cities to the serene landscapes, discover Peru like never before.

Explore the highlights of Peru with our diverse range of tours. The Best of Peru - 9 Days, a comprehensive tour that takes you through the most iconic sites, including Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. For a more extensive journey, the 12 Day – Classic Peru tour offers a deep dive into the cultural and natural wonders of Peru, from the bustling capital to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.

The Sacred Land of the Incas - 13 Days tour immerses you in the rich heritage of the Inca civilization, combining visits to historical landmarks with breathtaking natural landscapes. For an even more magical experience, the Best of Magical Peru - 15 Days tour offers an extended exploration of Peru's most enchanting sites, blending adventure with cultural insights. Lastly, the Colours of Peru - 14 Days tour provides a vibrant journey through Peru's diverse regions, highlighting the country's stunning scenery, rich traditions, and unique flavors.

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Peru?  

 Peru is a land of arid coastal regions, steamy humid jungles, and high-altitude, snow-capped summits. "Diverse" describes Peru´s geographical regions as well as its weather! This basically means that there is no bad time of year to visit Peru!   

Peru Travel from June to August   

 June to August is the best time for a trip to The Amazon Rainforest or head to The Andes to hike the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. These months are the Andean winter, which is also the dry season.  This allows for dry, warm, and sunny days and crisp, chilly nights. It is also the time for Peru Festivals in The Andes, the biggest and most famous being Inti Raymi - the festival of the sun. The Amazon basin is also in dry season and July is probably the driest month in the Amazon. The sunnier weather in the cloud forest brings birdlife out into the open, including Peru´s national bird - the Andean cock-of-the-rock, which chooses this time to breed.  

 Peru Travel from September to November  

September to November is the best time for solitary Peruvian treks and surfing without the masses when you travel to Peru. This period is classed as shoulder season when clear sunny days characterize September. This is similar to spring in the Northern Hemisphere, yet it is actually autumn. This is an excellent time for trekkers who want to have the mountains to themselves, this is the best time to go. The weather is warmer, the trekking trails are more solitary, and the rains have yet to appear… hopefully!  

The Inca Trail is always very much ON the beaten track, but alternative trails such as the Salkantay Trek, or The Ausangate Trek allow you to hike remote Peruvian treks. September also marks the end of the jungle’s dry season, so it's a good time to try rainforest trekking or wildlife-watching in Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado before the rain arrives. Temperatures are also rising along Peru´s coastal region but the masses have not yet checked in for summer. By November, waves have arrived at Peru’s best surfing spots.  

Peru Travel from December to February  

December to February is the height of summer and the best time for the beach.  This is the season to explore Peru’s coastline to the full!  Head to the warm northern beaches of Mancora or Punta Sal and enjoy temperatures around 30°C to 40°C (86°F to 104°F). It's also peak surfing season. Another coastal experience is a boat trip to the Islas Ballestas near Paracas, where sea lion pups are born around January. In The Andes, the wet season is in full swing, and the Inca Trail is closed throughout February. However, if you like lush landscapes without the crowds, some other trekking routes such as The Lares Trek are still hikeable! Carnaval begins at the end of February and Virgen de La Candelaria comes alive in the Puno region.  

Peru Travel from March to May   

High season in The Andes or the Amazon Rainforest is yet to arrive, and the landscapes are greener than green after the wet season.  The coastal region attracts people to Paracas and Ica, where the grapes are ripe and the Fiesta de la Vendimia, in the second week of March, lights up Ica.  The local people in The Andes, are gearing up for Corpus Christi, Q´ollor Riti, and the Easter celebrations when you visit Cusco, Peru. The Andes come alive with a feel of spring as the colors of Peru once more come to the forefront, the festivals begin, and flower petals are strewn all around.  

 So, Peru is a destination that you can travel to, all year round. There are always interesting activities to do throughout the year when you travel to Peru. So, whatever month you are planning to visit Peru, you will be just fine! 

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Peru Tours F.A.Q.s

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Where is Peru? 

 Peru is one of 12 nations in South America. It sits just south of the equator to the west of the continent. Peru is famous worldwide for the Inca archaeological site, Machu Picchu. Travelers also visit Peru for the Amazon rainforest, and the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. The center of Peru is 10 degrees south latitude and 76 degrees west longitude. Peru is the third largest country in South America and it has 3 three distinct geographic zones: the coast, the mountains (The Andes), and the jungle (The Amazon). The country has 5 land borders, with Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and Ecuador. Peru has a total area of approximately 496,224 square miles or 1,285,216 square kilometers which makes it a fascinatingly large country to visit when you travel to Peru. 

What is the Capital of Peru?  

 Lima is the capital of Peru. It was founded in 1535 as the "City of Kings". It took this name because the date it was founded coincides with Epiphany on the 6th of January. The city is the biggest in Peru and has 10,151,200 inhabitants (including the district of Callao). The city was the main port of exit to Europe taking the natural resources of Peru to Spain. Lima has a mild climate, despite its location in the tropics and the fact it is found in the desert. Lima's proximity to the Pacific Ocean leads to intense humidity, thereby making the climate much milder than those to be expected for a tropical desert. The” garua" or mist that comes in off the ocean keeps the temperatures uniform all year round at 12 °C (54 °F) or rise above 30°C (86 °F). The Peruvian capital also has high humidity throughout the year; however, it rarely rains. 

What are Peruvian People like? 

 Peru's population is approximately 25 million. At the time of the Spanish conquest (mid-1500), the indigenous population numbered around 12 million.  Two-thirds of Peru's population is concentrated along the major urban centers of the coastal region. The rest is in the Andean region, making the Amazon the least populated of its regions. There are four major ethnic groups included in the Peru population: White (of European ancestry); mestizos (of mixed European and Indigenous ancestry; Indigenous; and Afro-Peruvians (of African descent). Peruvian people speak Spanish and Quechua, both are recognized as official languages in Peru. Spanish is the language used in the education system and by the government. There are also several other indigenous languages spoken by indigenous groups who live in Peru's Amazon basin. Peruvians are known for their friendliness, are courteous and respectful, are proud of their heritage, many are religious, and know how to celebrate! Peruvian culture is demonstrated in their music and traditional dances, their gastronomy, their love of football, their concept of family, their warmth and welcoming attitude, and are passionate and proud of their country. The Peruvian people are why the country is such an incredible country and definitely why you should visit Peru! 

Is Peru Safe? 

With landscapes verge on the extraordinary, ranging from snow-capped mountains to dense rainforest, and a desert thrown in for good measure, Peru is one of the most astounding places to visit on the planet. Combine this with remarkable history, unique cultural heritage, astounding archaeology, and the most amazing friendly people and you have an unbelievable destination when you visit Peru. However, you may be wondering is Peru safe to visit? or if Peru is a safe country. Check out our blogs about if it is safe to travel to Peru, if Peru is safe to travel alone, or whether it is safe for women to travel alone in Peru. 

Peru History 

 Peru has a pretty colorful history, from cities of gold to mystical lines that appeared in the desert. From earthquakes to conquests, it's sometimes hard to know where fiction ends and facts begin! From a pre-Colombian and pre-Inca history that talks of mummification ceramics, weaving, and gold, to the enigmatic Inca Empire and its magnificent buildings and road networks, to Spanish conquest and Independence. Inca history is profound fascinating, unique, and diverse. Read these blog articles for more detailed Peru history to give you some insight into the fabulous history of Peru. Such as Cusco and its main Square and a  History of  Machu Picchu´s Discovery

Why Visit Peru?  

If you're looking for reasons to visit Peru, then you really don´t have to look too hard! Imagine Incas, llamas, trekking routes, and deep, lush jungles on an Indiana Jones scale of adventure! Whether you are looking for a luxury Peru tour, a family vacation, or a solo backpacking expedition, there are limitless reasons to visit Peru. Peru is full of attractions, activities, culture, and history to surpass any other South American destination. read our blog for just some of the reasons about why you should book a Peru visit now! 

Is Lima, Peru Safe? 

 Lima is Peru´s capital city. Most people will arrive to the country via the Lima International Airport and will generally spend at least a day or two exploring the "City of Kings" This bustling metropolis more than makes up for its crazy traffic and dubious weather with world-class cuisine, spectacular coastal scenery and impressive museums. However, one of the most common questions we are asked here at Valencia Travel is whether Peru is safe to travel to and specifically is Lima, Peru safe.  Just like anywhere on the planet, there is good and bad, and a lot depends on which part of Lima you will be traveling to when you visit Peru. Lima is a fairly safe destination for travelers when it comes to serious crime, which should be a relief to you! However, as is the case with any large city, opportunistic crime, such as theft, pickpocketing, etc. is prevalent in Lima, and tourists are often a target. If you leave a bag unattended in a café, it will disappear, if you flash your iPhone around, it Will be snatched. The best thing to do is dress down, don´t flash valuable items like Tablets or phones watches, etc., and constantly keep you "street Smarts" about you. Read this blog about Is Peru Safe to Travel?  for more information. 

Is A Peru Visa Necessary? and General Entry Requirements for Peru. 

Entry requirements to Peru are luckily pretty straightforward.  Travelers from the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada do not require a visa to enter Peru for touristic activities. When you travel to Peru, you will be issued with a free tourist visa in the form of a passport stamp. You will be given a 30 to 183 days stay, which is determined by border officers on arrival. If you want to extend your trip, you can request an extension before your initial permit expires. You should also be aware that you cannot extend a 183-day permit in any 1 year period. There are other types of visas available if you want to stay longer than this. Read our blog about entry requirements or whether you need a Peru visa for more detailed information! 

What Type of Government Does Peru Have? 

 Peru is a democratic republic with three main branches, The Executive (The president), The Legislative (The National Congress), and The Judicial (The Court system). The President of Peru and the 130 members of Peru’s Congress are elected every five years when there are general elections in Peru. However, true freedom has been a long road for the people of Peru. Ever since independence from the Spanish Peru´s political system has been a story of military leaders, dictators, and an impressive amount of corruption. Since the 1990s however, Peru has eventually found an element of stability in its political system. Voting is compulsory for all Peruvian citizens between the ages 18 to 70. People who don´t vote will be fined.  Peru had one of the world’s fastest-growing economies between 1994 and 1997, which led to the country becoming more stable in general. The country is blessed with impressive natural resources such as silver, copper, and other minerals and metals. Agriculture, manufacturing, banking, and retail services are also significant contributors to Peru´s economy. Foreign investments in oil, gas, and tourism are also contributing factors to Peru´s stable economy. 

Planning & Booking Your Tour

+ How Far Ahead To Book a Trip To Peru

There’s no doubt about it; Peru is one of the best places in the world to go for adventure travelers. The huge variety of landscaped and unique places to visit is enough for anyone to want to head to this wonderful country to see what it has to offer. But the question arises, how far in advance do I need to book my trip to Peru? Here are our recommended booking times for Peru travel and trekking. 

Plan Your Itinerary 

Before you do anything else, you need to know exactly where you’ll be going and what activities you plan on doing. Do you want to stay by the sea? Or are you hoping to do the world-famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? Or maybe you want to hike through all types of climates and vegetation. Take time to carefully plan where you want to go and how you’ll do it. Know how you’ll travel from place to place and how much time it should all take. We recommend doing this well in advance because things can get booked up months ahead of time, especially the Inca Trail. Does this sound daunting? Don´t worry, our expert travel advisors will be with you every step of the way during the planning process of your Peru trip! 

Inca Trail Permits 

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the only trek that requires permits and numbers are limited. Ideally, you should try to book the Inca Trail about six months in advance, especially if you want to go during high season (June, July, and August). During these months, trail permits can sell out six months in advance. The months surrounding high season can also sell out ahead of time. If you want to hike the Inca Trail in April, May, September, October or November, try to book at least four months in advance. 

Trekking in Peru 

When looking at treks to reserve, it’s a good idea to consider your hiking ability. Some people are seasoned hikers and do it all year round, whereas some people come for the first time to somewhere like this. You should be fit and healthy and know your limits. Also, be aware that trekking at high altitudes is much more strenuous, so enjoy a few days at a city or town in the region before setting off on foot. The more you spend acclimatizing, the better trekking experience you will have. The ideal time to book a trip to Peru for trekking can vary depending on several factors, including the specific trek you want to hike, the time of year you plan to visit, and your personal preferences. Here are some general guidelines to help you determine when to book your trek in Peru. 

Peak Season vs. Off-Season 

Peru's peak tourist season typically coincides with the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, popular treks like the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Salkantay Trek can get fully booked several months in advance. If you plan to trek during these months, it's advisable to book at least 4 to 6 months ahead. 

Shoulder Seasons 

The shoulder seasons, which include April and October, can be a good compromise between avoiding the crowds and the risk of bad weather. You can often book treks for these months with a bit less advance notice, around 2 to 4 months ahead. 

Rainy Season 

The rainy season in Peru typically lasts from November to March. While some treks are still possible during this time, such as the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, you'll need to consider the weather and trail conditions. If you're flexible and willing to take a chance on weather disruptions, you can book treks in the rainy season with shorter notice, perhaps 1 to 2 months ahead. You also need to decide if you want to be trekking in the rain for 4 or more days or whether you prefer drier weather, and reserve accordingly. 

Group Tours vs. Private Treks 

If you plan to join a group tour, it's a good idea to book as early as possible to secure your spot, especially if you have specific dates in mind. Group treks have fixed dates so you need to book your trip around these dates and have flexibility with your travel dates. For private treks, you may have more flexibility in booking closer to your desired departure date, but it's still wise to plan ahead to ensure availability. Group treks with be more cost-effective as the expenses are shares between all group members. Private treks will be more expensive but you will have a completely personalized trekking service, trek at your own pace, and leave on the date of your choice. 

Holiday and Festivals 

Consider any major holidays or festivals in Peru when planning your trip, as these can impact the availability of accommodations and tours. Booking earlier is advisable during these times. 

Book Everything You Need 

It is highly recommend booking as much as possible in advance. This way, you will have all your trip set out and won’t need to worry about anything upon arrival. The last thing you want after hours of traveling is to then need to walk around town finding a hotel and booking a hike. 

Sort Out Travel documents in Advance 

You will need to have travel insurance if you plan to go hiking in Peru, as many companies won’t allow you to trek with them if you are uninsured. You also don’t want to be injured on a trip and then be presented by a huge hospital bill. Health care isn’t cheap in Peru, so make sure you’re prepared. You also need to make sure that your passport has at least 6 months validity. It is a good idea to make copies of important documents in case anything gets lost on your Peru adventure vacation, including tickets, booking information, passports and vaccination card. 

Inform Your Bank 

You’re almost ready to jet off, but there’s something else that’s very important you should do before you leave for your Peru adventure trip. Many people forget to let their bank know when they’re traveling abroad and then find that they can’t take cash out at an ATM because of the bank suspects suspicious activity. A few days before you leave, or even the same day, give them a call or access your account online and inform them that you’re going away. Let them know exactly for how long and to which places so you don’t come up against any issues. 

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+ How Long to Plan Your Vacation in Peru?

The ideal length of your vacation in Peru can vary depending on your interests, budget, and the specific places you want to visit. Here are some guidelines to help you plan for how long your vacation in Peru should be! 

Machu Picchu 

If Machu Picchu is a priority for you, like most people who visit Peru, you'll want to allocate at least 2 to 3 days for this experience. This includes travel time to and from Cusco or Aguas Calientes (the town closest to Machu Picchu) and the time spent exploring the site itself. 

Cusco 

Cusco is a beautiful city with a rich history and plenty to see and do. Plan for at least 2 to 3 days to explore the city and acclimatize to the high altitude before heading from Cusco to Machu Picchu. 

Sacred Valley 

The Sacred Valley, which includes towns like Ollantaytambo and Pisac, is worth dedicating 2 to 3 days to explore. It offers stunning landscapes, archaeological sites, and a glimpse into local culture. Many Peru vacation packages include a visit to The Sacred Valley of The Incas. 

Lima 

Peru's capital city, Lima, is often a starting point for international travelers. Spending 2 to 3 days in Lima doing a Lima city tour, allows you to explore its historical center, try its renowned Peruvian cuisine, and visit some museums. 

Other Regions 

 If you have more time, consider exploring other regions of Peru, such as Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, the Amazon rainforest, or the coastal desert. Each of these areas offers unique experiences, and you should allocate several days to each destination on your Peru holiday package. 

Trekking in Peru 

If you want to include trekking in your Peru vacation, you should allocate extra time for the specific trek you plan to undertake. Here are some popular treks in Peru and their recommended duration  

Inca Trail: The classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu typically takes 4 days and 3 nights. This is one of the most iconic and sought-after treks in the world, so you should book it well in advance. 

The Salkantay Trek: The Salkantay Trek is an alternative route to Machu Picchu and usually takes 4 to 5 days. It offers stunning mountain scenery and a more off-the-beaten-path experience. 

The Lares Trek: The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is a shorter option, usually lasting 2 to 3 days. It allows you to explore traditional Andean villages and hot springs along the way. 

Choquequirao Trek: If you're interested in exploring the "sister" city of Machu Picchu, Choquequirao, the Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu  typically takes 4 days with a transfer to Machu Picchu or if you are feeling extra adventurous there is a 9-day Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu! 

Huayhuash Circuit: For more experienced trekkers, the Huayhuash Circuit in the Peruvian Andes is a challenging trek that can take about 10 to 14 days to complete. 

Colca Canyon Trek: Located near Arequipa, the Colca Canyon trek can vary in duration from 1 to 3 days, depending on the route you choose. It's known for its breathtaking views and the opportunity to see condors. 

When planning your Peru vacation, make sure to account for the duration of the trek itself, including preparation and acclimatization time, as well as the travel time to and from the trek starting point. Additionally, consider adding a day or two for rest and recovery after completing a multi-day trek, as these treks can be physically demanding due to high altitudes and varying terrain. Including trekking in your Peru vacation can be a rewarding experience, but it will extend the overall duration of your trip, so plan accordingly. 

Relaxation: Don't forget to factor in some downtime or relaxation days into your Peru itinerary. Traveling in Peru can be physically demanding due to the altitude and various activities, so it's important to rest as well. 

In summary, a well-rounded trip to Peru can vary from 10 days to 3 weeks or more, depending on how many destinations you want to explore and how much time you want to spend in each. It's essential to consider your interests and priorities when planning your itinerary, and don't forget to account for travel time between destinations. Additionally, take into account any seasonal considerations, such as weather conditions, when planning your Peru trip. 

+ Obtaining Machu Picchu Tickets: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to secure your Machu Picchu tickets in advance:

Machu Picchu, the ancient Incan citadel nestled high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic archaeological wonders in the world.  In any Peru vacation package, Machu Picchu is the highlight and standout attraction in Peru. Visiting this remarkable site is a dream and a bucket-list item for many travelers, but obtaining Machu Picchu tickets can be a complex process due to high demand and limited daily visitor quotas. Here, we will walk you through the process of obtaining Machu Picchu tickets, ensuring your visit to this extraordinary archaeological site goes smoothly on your Peru vacation. Plus, we will explain how to secure your Machu Picchu tickets in advance. 

Step 1: Decide on Your Travel Dates 

Before you can secure your Machu Picchu tickets, you must decide when you want to visit. Keep in mind that Machu Picchu is open year-round, but the best time to go is during the dry season from May to September when the weather is most favorable. 

Step 2: Choose Your Type of Ticket 

Machu Picchu offers several types of tickets to cater to different preferences and budgets. The most popular options include: 

General Admission Ticket: This ticket grants you access to the main archaeological site, including the citadel and some surrounding areas. 

Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket: If you're looking for an extra adventure, this ticket includes access to both Machu Picchu and the nearby Huayna Picchu mountain, which offers breathtaking panoramic views. 

Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain Ticket: For those seeking a different perspective, this ticket grants access to Machu Picchu and the Machu Picchu Mountain, which provides equally stunning vistas. 

Machu Picchu + Museum Ticket: This ticket combines a visit to Machu Picchu with the Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum, giving you a deeper understanding of Incan history and culture. 

Step 3: Check Ticket Availability 

Machu Picchu has a daily visitor limit to preserve the site's integrity. Tickets often sell out months in advance, especially during the peak tourist season. To check availability and book your tickets, visit the official Machu Picchu website or use a reputable tour agency such as Valencia Travel that specialize in Peru travel. 

Step 4: Purchase Your Tickets 

Once you've determined the availability of your desired ticket type for your chosen date, proceed to purchase your tickets online. Be prepared to provide personal information for each traveler, including passport details, as this information is essential for entry. Alternatively, you can book your Machu Picchu vacation package with us, and we will take care of the rest! 

Step 5: Plan Your Arrival in Aguas Calientes 

The town of Aguas Calientes, located at the base of Machu Picchu, is the gateway to the archaeological site. You'll need to arrange transportation to Aguas Calientes from either Cusco or Ollantaytambo, where most travelers begin their journey. Trains and buses are the primary modes of transportation, on your Peru Machu Picchu trip and reservations should be made in advance, especially during busy seasons. 

Step 6: Acquire the Necessary Documents 

Before leaving for Machu Picchu, ensure you have the following documents: 

  • Passport: You must carry the same passport used for booking your tickets as it will be checked upon entry. 
  • Machu Picchu Ticket: Print a physical copy of your ticket or have it readily available on your smartphone. 
  • Train and Bus Tickets: If you've booked transportation to Aguas Calientes, have these tickets ready. 

Step 7: Arrive at Machu Picchu 

On the day of your visit, arrive at the entrance gate to Machu Picchu early. The site opens at 6:00 AM, and arriving early allows you to enjoy the site with fewer crowds and cooler temperatures. Remember to respect the rules and regulations of the site to help preserve this ancient wonder for future generations. 

Obtaining Machu Picchu tickets on any of our Peru adventure tours requires careful planning and preparation, but the reward is an unforgettable journey to one of the world's most awe-inspiring archaeological sites. By following this step-by-step guide and making the necessary arrangements in advance, with our help, you can ensure a smooth and enriching experience exploring the wonders of Machu Picchu.

Enjoy your adventure in the heart of the Inca Empire! 

+ The Comprehensive Cancellation Policy Guide

In today's unpredictable world of travel, having a reliable trip cancellation policy is like having a safety net beneath your adventures. Whether you're planning a dream vacation to Peru or an iconic hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, unexpected circumstances can arise, and plans can quickly unravel. Here, we delve into the essential aspects of our trip cancellation policy, why they matter, and how they can offer you peace of mind in an ever-changing travel landscape. So, fasten your seatbelt as we embark on a journey to understand the ins and outs of safeguarding your travel investment in a Peru vacation package. 

If You Cancel Your Trip 

At the time we receive a written notice, that you want to cancel your trip, the following fees will be charged: 

  • 30 to 59 days before departure date: 40% of trip cost 
  • 7 to 29 days: 70% of trip cost 
  • Less than 7 days before departure date or no-show: 100% of trip cost 

On all our Peru vacation Packages, Valencia Travel Cusco, guarantees and provides transportation, bilingual guides, equipment, and food as stated in the detailed itinerary. All tour prices include the services of a driver and/or guide.  

Miscellaneous costs are not included. For example: any service which is not outlined in the itinerary, such as hotel extras, (washing and ironing of clothes, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls etc.), excess baggage costs, airport taxes, visa costs, etc. 

Valencia Travel Cusco is not responsible for delays, inconveniences, and/or expenses of any kind whatsoever resulting entirely, or in part from causes beyond the company’s control, neither for losses or additional expenses due to delays, sickness, bad weather, strikes, riots or other similar circumstances during your Peru Vacation. 

Changes and Cancellations made by Valencia Travel Cusco 

We always make our best efforts to carry out tours / services according to the original schedules as listed in the reservation details for your Peru vacation package. However, by entering into this agreement with Valencia Travel Cusco, the client accepts that necessary changes may need to be made to a Tour/Trek/Trip/Rental/Service due to circumstances beyond our control. 

Valencia Travel Cusco reserves the right to change or cancel any facilities, services and substitute for reasonable alternative of comparable value, during your vacation to Peru. 

In case of a major changes to any of our Peru holiday packages , the client will be notified as soon as possible and we kindly present options and ask the client to accept the change.   

Inca Trail 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT, FOR THE INCA TRAIL, PERMITS ARE NON- TRANSFERABLE, NON-REFUNDABLE, AND DATES CAN'T BE CHANGED UNER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES 

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

We strongly advise you to take out a travel insurance that covers accidents, medical expenses (including rescue and air ambulance) and emergency repatriation. We also recommend that it covers cancellations and loss of luggage. Make sure that this insurance reimburses you for non-refundable trip costs. Once you have purchased travel insurance, please forward a copy of the insurance company name and policy number to us by email. Also bring the information with you when you come to our office. 

To review the full cancellation policy for Valencia Travel in Cusco, visit the official website or contact us directly via our customer support. Valencia Travel has a comprehensive cancellation policy outlined in their terms and conditions, which you will have received at the time of booking. It's essential to review the cancellation policy before booking any services to understand the terms and conditions associated with cancellations and refunds. See more here https://www.valenciatravelcusco.com/terms-conditions 

+ Emerging Trends and unique accommodation experiences in Peru

Peru, with its rich cultural heritage, diverse ecosystems, and stunning landscapes has long been a popular destination for travelers seeking unique and authentic experiences. In recent years, the hospitality industry in Peru has witnessed a significant evolution, with the emergence of new trends aimed at providing visitors with extraordinary and immersive stays. Peru's evolving tourism industry offers a diverse range of trending accommodation options for your’ Peru Vacation Package. From glamping and eco-lodges to boutique hotels, wellness retreats, luxury Amazon River cruises, and community-based tourism experiences, visitors have an array of choices to suit their preferences and interests. These emerging trends reflect the country's commitment to sustainability, cultural preservation, and providing unique and memorable stays for travelers during their Peru vacation. 

Eco-Lodges and Sustainable Eco-Resorts 

Peru's commitment to environmental conservation has led to the rise of eco-lodges and sustainable resorts. These accommodations prioritize minimizing their ecological impact while providing comfortable stays. They often feature environmentally friendly practices, such as solar power, rainwater harvesting, and organic farming. Guests can enjoy a blend of luxury and nature, with activities such as guided eco-tours, wildlife observation, and educational programs on sustainable living. 

Boutique Hotels in Historic Districts 

Peru's rich history and architectural heritage have given rise to boutique hotels in historic districts. These unique accommodations are often situated in beautifully restored colonial buildings, offering guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in the country's cultural past. With their distinctive charm and personalized service, these boutique hotels provide an intimate and exclusive experience. Visitors can explore nearby landmarks, museums, and local markets, truly immersing themselves in the vibrant Peruvian culture. Lima offers a number of boutique hotels in smaller less touristy districts, for a more authentic stay in the Peruvian capital. 

Wellness and Retreat Centers 

Wellness tourism is a growing trend worldwide, and Peru is no exception. Wellness and retreat centers in Peru provide a serene environment for relaxation, rejuvenation, and self-discovery. These centers offer a range of holistic activities, such as yoga, meditation, spa treatments, and healthy cuisine. Nestled in natural surroundings, often near mountains or sacred sites, these retreats provide a peaceful escape from the demands of everyday life, promoting wellness of the mind, body, and soul. The Sacred Valley near Cusco offers a number of wellness centers so you can disconnect in the Peruvian countryside and immerse yourself in relaxing nature. 

Luxury Amazon River Cruises 

For those seeking a unique adventure, luxury Amazon river cruises have become a sought-after option. These cruises allow guests to explore the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest in style. The well-appointed riverboats provide comfortable cabins, gourmet cuisine, and knowledgeable guides. Travelers can embark on daily excursions deep into the Amazon rainforest, encountering wildlife, visiting indigenous communities, and experiencing the wonders of the Amazon firsthand. 

Home Stays and Community-Based Tourism 

To foster cultural exchange and support local communities, homestays, and community-based tourism initiatives are gaining popularity in Peru, especially on Lake Titicaca. Travelers can stay with local families, participating in their daily activities, learning about traditional customs, and sharing meals together. These experiences provide an authentic glimpse into the lives of Peruvian locals while creating sustainable economic opportunities for rural communities. Titicaca has a number of sustainable homestay options, as does the Sacred Valley of The Incas for fascinating insight into local life. 

Glamping in Peru 

Glamping in Peru, or "glamorous camping," is a form of adventurous luxury accommodation that allows guests to connect with nature while enjoying luxurious amenities. This unique trend has gained momentum in Peru, as it perfectly aligns with the country's stunning natural landscapes, from the awe-inspiring Andes Mountains to the mysterious Amazon rainforest and the breathtaking coastline. As travelers become more conscious of their environmental impact, sustainable practices and eco-friendly design have become integral to the glamping experience in Peru. Many glamping sites prioritize minimizing their carbon footprint by incorporating renewable energy sources, utilizing composting toilets, and implementing water conservation measures. These initiatives not only enhance the guest experience but also contribute to the preservation of Peru's natural wonders for future generations. Glamping in Peru offers guests the chance to stay in extraordinary locations that showcase the country's natural beauty. Whether it's a luxurious tent nestled in the Sacred Valley, providing a front-row seat to the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu, or a cozy lodge perched on the edge of the Colca Canyon, offering panoramic views of the world's deepest canyon, glamping sites in Peru guarantee unforgettable experiences and breathtaking vistas. 

Peru's evolving hospitality and hotel industry offers a diverse range of trending accommodation options. From glamping and eco-lodges to boutique hotels, wellness retreats, luxury Amazon River cruises, and community-based tourism experiences, visitors have an array of choices to suit their preferences and interests. These emerging trends reflect the country's commitment to sustainability, cultural preservation, and providing unique and memorable stays for travelers. Whether seeking adventure, relaxation, cultural immersion, or a combination of all, Peru continues to captivate with its evolving hotel offerings. 

+ Packing List for Peru´s Historical and Natural Sights

On our Peru´s Historical and Natural Sights tour you will journey and discover the landscapes, sounds, colors, and flavors of our great Andean Culture. Explore the geography and the history of Peru on this Colours of Peru which offers you the perfect blend of fascinating guided excursions and free time to move at your own leisurely pace. The highlight of nearly everyone’s Peru Trip is the Seventh Wonder of the World, the Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Here is a detailed packing list for your Peru Vacation Package.  

Packing List for Your Peru Vacation Package  

Clothing  

  • raincoat or poncho 
  • lightweight clothing for layering 
  • bathing suit (or two) 
  • lightweight shorts and pants  
  • t-shirts 
  • warm pajamas 
  • wool sweater 
  • light jacket 
  • nice outfit for a night out in Lima 
  • cross-body purse for city touring 
  • brimmed hat  
  • warm hat 
  • sunglasses 
  • sneakers or other walking shoes 
  • hiking boots (waterproof is ideal) 
  • daypack or small overnight bag 

Health  

  • Sunblock  
  • Insect repellent  
  • Personal first-aid items  
  • Personal medicines  
  • toiletries 
  • toilet paper 

Equipment  

  • Walking Sticks  
  • Umbrella 
  • Photographic camera  
  • language app or dictionary for Spanish and Quechua 
  • cell pone 
  • Plastic/Ziploc Bags

Documents  

Do not forget your original passport and your ISIC card if you are a student eligible for the discount  

Finally, don’t forget to bring some cash for tips, shopping, and other small expenses.  

Your Peru packing list depends a lot on the regions of Peru that you will be visiting. You should also bear in mind the weight allowance for your international and domestic flights when you are considering what to pack for your trip to Peru. 

On The Tour - Cultural and Historical

+ Top Tips To Acclimatize To High Altitude In Peru

If you are planning to travel to Peru, you will experience an incredibly diverse range of landscapes and habitats to take part in all types of adventurous and cultural activities. One of the ultimate experiences to be enjoyed in Peru is the incredible Inca trail to the ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu that can be found at over 2400 meters above sea level, close to the city of Cusco. Trekking the Inca Trail can be a phenomenal experience for even the most worldly-wise trekker however, acclimatization to the altitude is just as important as not forgetting your walking boots as this is one important health factor that can’t be cured just by simply popping a few tablets. Here are some top tips to help you avoid suffering from high altitude when traveling in Peru. 

Take it Easy 

On arrival to high elevation, there should be no rushing around. The best thing to do is take it easy for the first 24 hours, the remarkable Inca sites will still be there the next day! The same can definitely be said for the Andes and if you have made plans to trek at high altitude in Peru, then plan your ascent over a period of days, rather than just heading off into the mountains after leaving your bags at your hotel. 

Relax 

There are plenty of amazing things to do in the city of Cusco and if you can allow yourself as much time as possible to relax and take things easy then you will be in much better shape for when you start to take things to a higher level. Coffee shops, reading material and getting to know the area, are all excellent ways to relax in Peru, and as there are some impressive examples of Inca architecture to be visited before you set off on your hike and it is definitely worth taking a look around Cusco as part of your acclimatization to high altitude in Peru.  

Pack Light 

Make sure you only take the absolute necessities on the trek. Carrying an overweight back pack will not only slow you down, but will over-exert you in areas where there is less oxygen at higher elevations and difficult terrains that you may face.   

Eat Well 

This refers to eating the correct way and the right meals, not eating everything in sight! Salads, sandwiches and plenty of water are excellent in order to prepare your body for any altitude issues. Don´t forget, your digestive system slows down at high altitude so smaller more frequent meals are the way to go instead of massive plates of food. 

Avoid Alcohol 

Although all that sitting around can often lead to the more sociable side of life in Peru, it is worth avoiding alcohol until your body acclimatised to the altitude. Feeling nauseas, dizzy and suffering severe headaches can really take their toll even without a few drinks and when altitude is combined with alcohol the effects can be seriously nasty. Save the pisco sours until after the trek! 

The Magical Coca Leaf 

For centuries, the humble coca leaf has been used for medicinal and ceremonial purposes in the Andes, which help to combat altitude symptoms, are diuretic and is downright tasty! Whether you make a herbal brew or chew them directly, this incredible natural remedy will help with the headaches and other side effects of high altitude, immediately.  The porter on the Inca Trail, swear by them (take some to give to the porters as a gift…and they will be eternally grateful!) for the extra energy boost as will you when you are climbing Dead woman´s Pass! 

Time is a great healer as they say, and it certainly is when it comes to adequate acclimatization. Allow in general 2 to 3 days acclimatization before even thinking about a trek in The Andes. Your body will thank you for it and you will have a much better trekking experience if you are feeling at your best. Find out more about trekking in The Andes with Valencia Travel here. 

+ Packing List for Peru´s Historical and Natural Sights

On our Peru´s Historical and Natural Sights tour you will journey and discover the landscapes, sounds, colors, and flavors of our great Andean Culture. Explore the geography and the history of Peru on this Colours of Peru which offers you the perfect blend of fascinating guided excursions and free time to move at your own leisurely pace. The highlight of nearly everyone’s Peru Trip is the Seventh Wonder of the World, the Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Here is a detailed packing list for your Peru Vacation Package.  

Packing List for Your Peru Vacation Package  

Clothing  

  • raincoat or poncho 
  • lightweight clothing for layering 
  • bathing suit (or two) 
  • lightweight shorts and pants  
  • t-shirts 
  • warm pajamas 
  • wool sweater 
  • light jacket 
  • nice outfit for a night out in Lima 
  • cross-body purse for city touring 
  • brimmed hat  
  • warm hat 
  • sunglasses 
  • sneakers or other walking shoes 
  • hiking boots (waterproof is ideal) 
  • daypack or small overnight bag 

Health  

  • Sunblock  
  • Insect repellent  
  • Personal first-aid items  
  • Personal medicines  
  • toiletries 
  • toilet paper 

Equipment  

  • Walking Sticks  
  • Umbrella 
  • Photographic camera  
  • language app or dictionary for Spanish and Quechua 
  • cell pone 
  • Plastic/Ziploc Bags

Documents  

Do not forget your original passport and your ISIC card if you are a student eligible for the discount  

Finally, don’t forget to bring some cash for tips, shopping, and other small expenses.  

Your Peru packing list depends a lot on the regions of Peru that you will be visiting. You should also bear in mind the weight allowance for your international and domestic flights when you are considering what to pack for your trip to Peru. 

On The Tour - The Secrets of Andean Culture

+ Top Tips To Acclimatize To High Altitude In Peru

If you are planning to travel to Peru, you will experience an incredibly diverse range of landscapes and habitats to take part in all types of adventurous and cultural activities. One of the ultimate experiences to be enjoyed in Peru is the incredible Inca trail to the ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu that can be found at over 2400 meters above sea level, close to the city of Cusco. Trekking the Inca Trail can be a phenomenal experience for even the most worldly-wise trekker however, acclimatization to the altitude is just as important as not forgetting your walking boots as this is one important health factor that can’t be cured just by simply popping a few tablets. Here are some top tips to help you avoid suffering from high altitude when traveling in Peru. 

Take it Easy 

On arrival to high elevation, there should be no rushing around. The best thing to do is take it easy for the first 24 hours, the remarkable Inca sites will still be there the next day! The same can definitely be said for the Andes and if you have made plans to trek at high altitude in Peru, then plan your ascent over a period of days, rather than just heading off into the mountains after leaving your bags at your hotel. 

Relax 

There are plenty of amazing things to do in the city of Cusco and if you can allow yourself as much time as possible to relax and take things easy then you will be in much better shape for when you start to take things to a higher level. Coffee shops, reading material and getting to know the area, are all excellent ways to relax in Peru, and as there are some impressive examples of Inca architecture to be visited before you set off on your hike and it is definitely worth taking a look around Cusco as part of your acclimatization to high altitude in Peru.  

Pack Light 

Make sure you only take the absolute necessities on the trek. Carrying an overweight back pack will not only slow you down, but will over-exert you in areas where there is less oxygen at higher elevations and difficult terrains that you may face.   

Eat Well 

This refers to eating the correct way and the right meals, not eating everything in sight! Salads, sandwiches and plenty of water are excellent in order to prepare your body for any altitude issues. Don´t forget, your digestive system slows down at high altitude so smaller more frequent meals are the way to go instead of massive plates of food. 

Avoid Alcohol 

Although all that sitting around can often lead to the more sociable side of life in Peru, it is worth avoiding alcohol until your body acclimatised to the altitude. Feeling nauseas, dizzy and suffering severe headaches can really take their toll even without a few drinks and when altitude is combined with alcohol the effects can be seriously nasty. Save the pisco sours until after the trek! 

The Magical Coca Leaf 

For centuries, the humble coca leaf has been used for medicinal and ceremonial purposes in the Andes, which help to combat altitude symptoms, are diuretic and is downright tasty! Whether you make a herbal brew or chew them directly, this incredible natural remedy will help with the headaches and other side effects of high altitude, immediately.  The porter on the Inca Trail, swear by them (take some to give to the porters as a gift…and they will be eternally grateful!) for the extra energy boost as will you when you are climbing Dead woman´s Pass! 

Time is a great healer as they say, and it certainly is when it comes to adequate acclimatization. Allow in general 2 to 3 days acclimatization before even thinking about a trek in The Andes. Your body will thank you for it and you will have a much better trekking experience if you are feeling at your best. Find out more about trekking in The Andes with Valencia Travel here. 

+ Packing List for Unveiling The Secrets of Andean Culture

On our Unveiling the Secrets of Andean Culture tour, you will journey and discover the landscapes, sounds, colors, and flavors of our great Andean Culture. Explore the geography and the history of Peru on this Colours of Peru which offers you the perfect blend of fascinating guided excursions and free time to move at your own leisurely pace. The highlight of nearly everyone’s Peru Trip is the Seventh Wonder of the World, the Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Here is a detailed packing list for your Peru Vacation Package.  

Packing List for Your Peru Vacation Package  

Clothing  

  • raincoat or poncho 
  • lightweight clothing for layering 
  • bathing suit (or two) 
  • lightweight shorts and pants  
  • t-shirts 
  • warm pajamas 
  • wool sweater 
  • light jacket 
  • nice outfit for a night out in Lima 
  • cross-body purse for city touring 
  • brimmed hat  
  • warm hat 
  • sunglasses 
  • sneakers or other walking shoes 
  • hiking boots (waterproof is ideal) 
  • daypack or small overnight bag 

Health  

  • Sunblock  
  • Insect repellent  
  • Personal first-aid items  
  • Personal medicines  
  • toiletries 
  • toilet paper 

Equipment  

  • Walking Sticks  
  • Umbrella 
  • Photographic camera  
  • language app or dictionary for Spanish and Quechua 
  • cell pone 
  • Plastic/Ziploc Bags

Documents  

Do not forget your original passport and your ISIC card if you are a student eligible for the discount  

Finally, don’t forget to bring some cash for tips, shopping, and other small expenses.  

Your Peru packing list depends a lot on the regions of Peru that you will be visiting. You should also bear in mind the weight allowance for your international and domestic flights when you are considering what to pack for your trip to Peru. 

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Packing List For Peru tours. 

 

Important Items  

  1.  Original passport.  
  2. ISIC card (students).  
  3. Extra money (soles).  
  4. Refillable water bottle or camelbak.  
  5. Personal medication.  
  6. Sunscreen (SPF 50+).  
  7. Hat for sunny or cold weather.  
  8. Sunglasses.  
  9. Mosquito repellent.  
  10. Personal care items. 
  11. Travel Insurance details.  

  

 Clothing  

  1. Comfortable Shoes/walking boots 
  2. T-shirts.  
  3. Layers of clothes for a various temperatures. 
  4. Trekking pants (detachable).  
  5. Waterproof jacket.  
  6. Fleece jacket.  
  7. Socks.  
  8. Gloves.  
  9. Wool hat.  
  10. Brimmed hat. 
  11. Underwear.  
  12. Rain jacket.  
  13. Swimming Suit.  
  14. Sandals.  
  15. Outfit for restaurants in Lima 

  

 Equipment 

  1. Small daypack for day tours.  
  2. Small First Aid Kit (Plasters, antiseptic cream, Iodine, Pain killers. etc).  
  3. Small Umbrella. 
  4. Under clothes money belt. 

  

 Recommended 

  1. Cell Phone 
  2. Electricity adaptor /Travel adaptor (Peru as 220 voltage) 
  3. Power bank.  
  4. Camera.  
  5. Chargers. 
  6. Headlamp.  
  7. Notepad and pen.  
  8. Snacks (Nuts, electrolytes, energy bars).  
  9. Quick-drying towel.  
  10. Cash (soles in small denominations). 

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