The Spirit of Peru - Culture, Andes and Adventure

      Lima, Perú

      28 reviews
      Duration: 12 days
      Group size: 1 - 1
      The Spirit of Peru - Culture, Andes and Adventure
      Lima, Perú

      28 reviews

      Duration: 12 days
      Group size: 1 - 1

      About this trip

      Immerse yourself in all Peru has to offer! Learn about Peru's culture, nature, history, and much more in this wonderful journey along with a great selection of places are sure will be unforgettable! Arrive in Lima and be part of a cultural. Continue to the city of Cusco in the Andean regions, where you will get to admire beautiful sceneries with mountains, flora, fauna, as well as have opportunities to meet local villagers and learn more about their traditions and lifestyle. Disconnect from modern life and soak in thousands of years of Andean culture! Explore Lake Titicaca and its famous islands as well as off-the-beaten-path experiences on the shores of this magical lake.

      *** This itinerary is 100% customizable. Please let us know of any adjustments or changes to any activity, lodging option, length of trip, or region visited. We are here to help you plan your perfect trip!  

      Trip Highlights

      - Take in the sights, aromas, and tastes of Peru's world-class cuisine on a cultural and food tour 

      -  Wander around the cobbled stone streets of historic Cusco and soak in its local culture 

      - Soak in the history and tradition of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas

      - Explore the best of Machu Picchu citadel, the famed Inca citadel

      - Venture into Lake Titicaca and sail along with its natural sceneries

      Our No Gimmicks Pledge

      • When booking a trip with us, we require a 5% front pay, non-refundable deposit. Covers the costs of the hard work our team and collaborators put towards creating your itineraries and making all the necessary pre-trip arrangements.

      • There are scenarios in which the initial payment is higher (e.g. domestic flights, Inca trail, and some high-end hotels that need upfront payments to be booked). In these cases, we always let you know in advance and explain the reasons. You will always be in control of your decisions.

      • Your deposit is non-refundable because we value all our collaborators' hard work highly. Many of them work from long before you arrive to prepare your trips. For guides, drivers, and communities we work with, their time is just as valuable as yours or ours, and it is not easy to find new bookings when cancellations happen. It also allows us to offer better protection to the guides, communities, field staff, and other partners whose livelihoods depend on tourism.

      • Just like with the initial down payment, the final trip payment is a non-refundable commitment from you and us to ensuring that your fantastic holiday experience will happen. The final trip payment is always scheduled 35 days before you arrive.

      • We understand that you are making a significant effort to visit our country. This is why we prefer to make our pledge clear before you book. Having said this, we also assure you that you can always reach us about any issue concerning the trip.

      We do not have a policy stating that you can postpone your journey after booking. Through our time, we could help travelers postpone trips on a case-by-case basis. We are a small, trusted operator, so there is no computer-generated algorithm deciding if we can help with your postponement, a human being is. We will always do the best we can to help accommodate you, however, charges corresponding to new services or penalties are passed to you.

      We ask you to please purchase travel insurance to guarantee that you are well protected in case of any unexpected situations. We can recommend some options that best fit your necessities.

      • As you will have seen, our way of handling bookings is different from most conventional operators, and it requires more significant decisions from your side. That's why we ask you to sign these documents for us.


      • When booking with Peruvian Soul, you are not hiring a one-of-the-lot company. We see ourselves as a caring team, and we see you as our guest. It will be up to us to show you our home, Peru.

      Our responsibilities begin long before you book. Once receiving your first request, we are working hard to present the most inspiring experience. We do this through the booking process and during your stay with us in Peru. Even after your trip, we will still be here for you.

      • We are always available to answer any question you might have before, during, and after the trip. We send all the necessary information to make your trip run smoothly with anticipation. Ten days before you arrive, you can expect the final trip documents with contact information, names of your guides, and your schedule for each activity.

      • Before you travel, we suggest a video or phone call, to get to know each other, answer last-minute questions, and explain our travel documents. We want to guarantee that everything is clear and that you feel confident with all the information.

      • Once your trip begins, we contact you regularly to see how you are enjoying your trip. We are at your disposal 24/7 to solve any issue you might have. All our partners share our philosophy, guaranteeing the same level of service at each destination.

      When booking shared services, we guarantee to have the best available option. However, the personalization or flexibility of these services will not always be the same when compared with private services that are exclusively for you.

      Traveling with us is like traveling with true friends who will always take care of you, be loyal and honest. That's why we want you to be fully informed and ready to proceed with your booking.

      • With us you will have a creative and caring travel specialist who loves working for you and will help you throughout your entire experience with us. We hope to welcome you to Peru very soon!

      Meal clarification

      All diets are compatible with this trip, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free. Just let us know, and we'll adapt the meals offered on this program to your diet. 

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        Hotel accommodations as indicated, including all hotel taxes and service charges
      • Tours and activities
        Unique experiences available daily. See the day-by-day itinerary for recommended tours and additional options available
      • Local Guides
        English speaking local & specialized guides during activities
      • Transport
        All ground transportation for all excursions as indicated
      • Domestic flights
        Domestic flights with Latam Airlines are included (subject to price variation at the time of booking)
      • Entrance fees
        To sites of interest, museums and national parks
      • Food
        Included meals are noted in the itinerary: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, BL= Boxed Lunch, D= Dinner
      • 24/7 Assistance
        In country assistance in English during the whole trip + Comprehensive assortment of pre-tour planning materials and amenities
      • Tips
        For guides or drivers
      • International flights
        International flights are not included (we can recommend options)
      • Travel Insurance
        We can recommend some options
      • Additional activities
      • Not specified meals

      Available Packages

      Trip Price


      Day 1
      Welcome to Peru & Lima (-/-/-)

      Welcome to Peru and Lima! Upon arrival, we'll meet you at Lima Airport and continue together to your hotel in Miraflores, where you are free to relax and wander around at your own pace. After check-in, we'll hand you your travel kit and answer any last-minute questions. Depending on your time of arrival, we have plenty of suggestions for you to make the most of your first day in the city.  

      Optional activity: If your arrival time permits, take a morning biking tour around Miraflores & Barranco Bohemian district. Take an afternoon cultural tour of Lima

      Transportation: Approx. 1 hour from the airport to your hotel.

      Accommodation options: El Tambo Hotel (3-star hotel) 

      Your Organizer

      28 reviews
      Lokal connects travelers to local, sustainable tourism experts around the globe to plan incredible personalized adventures. From wildlife expeditions to stunning indigenous-run ecolodges in the Amazon to workshops with master artisans in Laos, every trip includes unique travel experiences that also support local livelihoods, protect the environment and preserve cultural traditions. Happy travels!


      We loved our day with Fernando & Felipe. They were both very informative and took us to some interesting places. Thank you!
      By Lyn G for Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar (Lyn and Jim Garadis) on Oct 04, 2023
      We had a great time with Fernando. Friendly and knowledgeable. We would be happy to recommend his company if you are in need of a quality day trip.
      By Jim G for Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar (Lyn and Jim Garadis) on Oct 04, 2023
      Pays magnifique à découvrir. Population accueillante, pacifique, qui a beaucoup d'humour et de générosité. La nature est exceptionnelle autour du lac Atitlan. Notre famille a été sous le charme. Les festivités durant la semaine sainte ajoutent une touche de magie et de beauté sans égale. On a hâte d'y retourner.
      By Eveline G for Semana Santa in Guatemala - Eveline Gaillardetz on May 11, 2023
      I had a truly incredible experience in Guatemala - and I have Pablo and the Etnica team to thank for it! Pablo worked closely with me to design a custom trip for my friend and me, taking into consideration our logistical preferences, interests, time window, and budget. As the primary planner for my friend's and my trip, I was in frequent communication with Pablo, and I was impressed by his expertise, professionalism, warmth, and dedication. It is clear that he is passionate about what he does, and wants his travelers to experience the best of what Guatemala has to offer! During our trip itself, everything was smooth, efficient, and executed perfectly, from airport transfers / transportation, food and cultural recommendations, and comfortable, conveniently-located accommodations. All of our guides were incredibly friendly, treating us like friends rather than "tourists"; in fact, I felt that my interactions with the locals were perhaps the best part of this whole experience. At the end of the trip, I remained in Guatemala solo, while my friend returned to the states. During this time, I continued to take tours and explore Guatemala per Pablo's recommendations, and I felt safe, met incredible people, and gained a huge appreciation for the culture and people. I will recommend Etnica to my friends and family with great enthusiasm, and I can't wait to return! Thank you for everything, Pablo! -Kim from NYC
      By Kim T for The lush Maya Biosphere & Guatemalan highlands! - Kim & Reen on Apr 21, 2023
      Great trip! Well balanced between forest an civilzation. Very well organized.
      By Nicolas M for Antigua and jungle trekking (Nicolas Menard) on Apr 11, 2023
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