The Best of Peru

Duration: About 4 weeks

Pros: Everything touristy about Peru, classic trip

Cons: Lots of travel time

Route:

Start in Lima

South to Nazca (8 hours by bus)

South to Arequipa (12 hours by bus, or take a plane – Arequipa has an airport)

  • See architecture, nightlife
  • Hike through volcanoes and canyons

North to Cusco (10 hours by bus, or take a plane – Cusco has an airport)

  • Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Visit the jungle

  • Fly to Puerto Maldonado and view wildlife in the jungle OR
  • Take a bus to the Manu area OR
  • Go back to Lima and fly to Iquitos

Fly back to Lima

North to Huaraz (8 hours by bus)

  • Hike in the Cordillera Blanca

North to Trujillo (9 hours by bus, or take a plane – Trujillo has an airport)

  • See all the ruins

North to Mancora (9 hours by bus, or take a plane – Mancora has an airport)

  • Relax on the beach

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