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Peru & Mystical Machu Picchu

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This land of ethnic splendours offers distinct cultural experiences that vary depending on where you are standing. Experience colonial Conquistador plazas in major cities, local handmade bead wares, charming communities living among the rolling Andean peaks and soaring condors. No visit would be complete without discovering Machu Picchu, the mystical remnants of the great Incan Empire dating back over 700 years. Practice your conversational Quechuan, one of the oldest native languages still spoken today, and cleanse your palate with wedges of sweet Cherimoya fruit, spicy Aji and savory ceviche.

Departure Dates

2023 October 9 - October 24
2023 October 15 - October 30 2x Single Rooms Left | Double Rooms Available
2024 March 14 - March 29
2024 March 21 - April 5
2024 November 7 - November 22
2024 November 21 - December 6

The Details

16 days

All-inclusive

$7,695CAD

Per person in double occupancy


Single supplement: $1,000

Max Group Size: 30 travellers

Our approach perks

Private car service to and from your home airport

International flights and transportation while abroad

Meals and excursions that are typically sold separately

Tips for all service providers

24/7 Group Guru (in addition to tour guide and local guides)

$5 million of emergency medical travel insurance coverage, as well as protection for lost, damaged or stolen luggage

All taxes at home and abroad (including airport and hotel taxes)


Total PERKS value: $2,512

This tour also includes

Tour Essentials

Tour essentials

International flights with Air Canada and 2 domestic flights (details)

14 nights in first class hotels (or the best available in that city)

1 train transfer

Dedicated English-speaking tour guide and local guides

Carefully selected visits, with entrance fees

Luxury coach bus transfers and luggage porterage throughout

Sanitation protocols certified by Safe Travels

Food & drinks

Food & drink

All 42 meals, including: 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners

Folkloric farewell dinner (included in meal count)

Peruvian cooking class (included in meal count)

Welcome cocktail

Pisco sour tasting

Bottled water daily (2 x 500ml)

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Our happy travellers rave about Peru

Highly recommended

Approach Tours delivered an exceptional journey that left an everlasting impression. Our group became like a tight-knit family, and our guide, went above and beyond with his knowledge and warmth. Highlights included witnessing majestic condors, exploring captivating Lake Titicaca’s floating islands, and experiencing the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu. The intimate group size fostered genuine connections and allowed us to create cherished memories. Approach Tours’ attention to detail and personalized care ensured our comfort and safety throughout. Highly recommended for a unique and unforgettable adventure in Peru.

Karen from Toronto, ON
Joined us Fall, 2022

I was astounded

Loved the Santa Catalina Convent. I was astounded at seeing the Juanita Mummy up close. Very luck to see a condor (that was THE highlight for me). I also really enjoyed Lake Titicaca and walking on the floating islands, and boat ride in the reed boat –very cool.

Crystal from Waterloo, ON
Joined us Fall, 2022

Pisac were surprisingly stunning

Our biggest highlight was meeting the other travellers and the laughs we had together. The day on Lake Titicaca was very interesting. Machu Pichu was amazing of course but the ruins in Pisac were surprisingly stunning. Climbing up to Ollantaytambo, Puno, the necropolis of Sillustani, all of these sights were amazing. We were worried about the elevation, but the timing Approach built in to adjust was good. Thanks!

Terry from Waterloo, ON
Joined us Fall, 2022

So happy we booked this trip

The entire trip was amazing. The day on Lake Titicaca was outstanding; Machu Picchu day – outstanding; Arequipa – great; loved time in Colca Valley & Sacred Valley. Activities where we met locals & interacted with them was great. The group size made the trip – very enjoyable & efficient – can’t imagine being in a bigger group. Overall this was an outstanding trip!! So happy we booked this trip with you – felt well cared for & safe. Plus great guides & got to see main highlights in each area we went to.

Dierdre & Linda from Toronto, ON
Joined us Fall, 2019

So many highlights

Joe is a great guy – always there for us! Couldn’t ask for more! Support from local guide – exceptional! So many highlights: Condors; Lake Titicaca; floating islands; lunch with knitting men; afternoon with family – dancing; Sacred Valley; Machu Picchu; San Pedro Market; churches; magical lunches; pisco sours; many more!

Greg & Jeannette from Truro, NS
Joined us Fall, 2019

This trip with Approach Tours has been my most memorable

I have been traveling solo for 15 years and this trip with Approach Tours has been my most memorable. Our group was certainly like family and as for Joe, our guide, to say the least was the kindest and most helpful of all gurus. We enjoyed our meals and free time together and the magnificence of Machu Picchu was beyond my wildest dreams. The Spanish guides were excellent too, and I actually added some words to my vocabulary. I cannot say enough about Approach Tours, your efforts paid off immensely. Many thanks to Daniel, Julie, and off course Joseph!

Kissy from Courtice, ON
Joined us Fall, 2019

This tour’s itinerary

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DAY 1 GOODBYE CANADA, HOLA PERU!

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Travellers departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your dedicated Group Guru and fellow travellers and fly to Lima, arriving late at night. Overnight in Lima.

DAY 2 COLONIAL LIMA

Late morning tour of the colonial center, including Plaza de Armas and the Renaissance-era Cathedral. Then, discover the fascinating underground catacombs of San Francisco Monastery. In the afternoon, head to the trendy seaside districts of San Isidro and Miraflores and visit the National Museum of Archeology. Back at your hotel, raise your first Pisco sour toast at our welcome cocktail. Salud! Overnight in Lima. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 3 COOKING CLASS & CALLAO

In your late morning cooking class, create and sample authentic Peruvian dishes. After lunch, visit La Punta and old Callao, known for its emerging street art scene. Then, explore La Arenilla beach and its display of migrating birds before returning to your hotel. Overnight in Lima. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 4 LIMA & AREQUIPA (FLIGHT)

Morning flight to Arequipa. Upon arrival, take time to adjust to the mildly increased elevation before wandering into the peaceful Santa Catalina Convent, the largest colonial monastery in Peru. Overnight in Arequipa. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 5 EXPLORING AREQUIPA

Guided tour of gorgeous colonial-era Arequipa, including Plaza de Armas, the Basilica Cathedral and Yanahuara viewpoint. In the afternoon, feel free to continue exploring Arequipa on your own, or join us for a visit of Mundo Alpaca, a petting zoo and educational center detailing the rich tradition of the region’s alpaca and vicuña wool trades. Overnight in Arequipa. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 6 INCA MUMMIES & SCENIC COLCA VALLEY (160 KM)

Explore Arequipa by foot, and pop into the Museo Santuarios Andinos, home to the well-preserved frozen body of a young “Ice Maiden” offered to the Inca gods in the 15th century, a story that still mesmerizes to this day. Afternoon roadtrip to our next destination, Colca Valley, for an overnight stay. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 7 CONDORS, HANGING TOMBS & SPA

Gaze in awe at the vastness of Colca Canyon from Cruz del Condor viewpoint and admire the majestic flight of the giant Andean condor. Encounter pre-Incan agricultural terraces on your way to see the hanging tombs of Pinchollo and Maca. Tour the baroque church in the lively village of Yanque before enjoying a dip in La Calera’s thermal waters. Overnight in Colca. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 8 PUNO (450 KM)

Rest and let the memories of Colca settle on your scenic drive to Puno. Along the way, visit the necropolis of Sillustani and its chullpas, the tower-shaped tombs of the Aymara elite. Arrive in the afternoon and settle into your hotel in Puno, Peru’s lovable folkloric capital. Overnight in Puno. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 9 LAKE TITICACA & FLOATING ISLANDS

Lift anchor at Puno’s port and explore Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable body of water. Up-close encounter with the fascinating Uros tribe, who work and live on floating reed “islands”. Sail to the island of Taquile for lunch with sweeping views, and learn about the island’s knitting men and their exquisite wool pieces. In nearby Llachon, you can still hear native Quechuan being spoken by colourfully clad locals. Overnight in Puno. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 10 ANDEAN JOURNEY TO CUSCO (389 KM)

Take in breathtaking views as we cross the La Raya mountain range on our way to Cusco. Stretch your legs and tour the ruins of Pukara, the Raqchi Inca site, as well as Andahuaylillas, whose golden ornaments earned it the name “Andean Sistine Chapel”. Arrive in the Inca empire’s original capital. Overnight in Cusco. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 11 OLLANTAYTAMBO & THE SACRED VALLEY (144 KM)

Enjoy the scenic route to the Sacred Valley. In addition to having the best-preserved ruins in Peru, Ollantaytambo village is a quaint, cobblestone street outpost in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Overnight in neighbouring Urubamba before our highly anticipated adventure. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 12 MACHU PICCHU (110 KM)

Morning train ride to Aguas Calientes, home base for our adventure’s crown jewel. Nothing prepares you for your first gaze of Machu Picchu. Perched high in the Andes, the Incan Citadel offers a glimpse of this people’s structural genius. Guided site tour followed by free time to explore and appreciate this mystical world wonder. Overnight in Urubamba. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 13 URUBAMBA VALLEY, SACSAYHUAMĂ€N & CUSCO

Excursion in the Urubamba valley, where we will explore Inca ruins in Pisac and visit the historically significant citadel of SacsayhuamĂ n. Continue to Cusco and discover its impressive cathedral and labyrinthic streets. Overnight in Cusco. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 14 CUSCO TO LIMA (FLIGHT)

Before our afternoon flight to Lima, take the morning to meander around colonial Cusco and perhaps pick up that baby alpaca wool scarf you were eyeing the night before. Overnight in Lima. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAYS 15 & 16 DISCOVER LIMA & HOME SWEET HOME

Guided tour of the Larco archaeology museum, followed by time to explore Lima. Memorable farewell dinner accompanied by authentic folk music, and evening flight back to Canada, arriving the next day. Your driver will meet you at the airport to help you with your luggage and drive you home. (B,L,D) View image gallery
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Hotels we've previously visited in Peru

Lima Hotel San Agustin Exclusive
Arequipa San Augustin Posada del Monasterio
Colca Casa Andina Standard
Puno Hotel Hacienda Puno
Cusco Munay Wasi Inn
Urubamba San Agustin Urubamba Hotel & Spa
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Our unique approach

 

When we say we are all-inclusive, we mean it. Our tours have everything you need to sit back and enjoy your experience. No precious time wasted, no extra costs, no fine print.

 

While everything is included on an Approach tour, we built our experiences with different travel styles in mind. After all, your time is yours to enjoy as you please.

WHEN I'M ON VACATION...

I want free time

Feel free to break away and to rejoin the group whenever you want – we’ll even give you tips on how to get around and what there is to see. Just give us a heads up!

I want to do & see everything!

Feel free to break away and to rejoin the group whenever you want – we’ll even give you tips on how to get around and what there is to see. Just give us a heads up!

 

We sell directly to you so that you never have to pay for expensive agency commissions

 

 

From 24/7 customer service, to making every interaction as delightful as possible, we make it easy for our guests – every step of the way. Just ask.

 

MULTIPLE GATEWAYS. ONE FLAT SUPPLEMENT.

$100. Flat.
(Toronto gateways are included)

 

 

PRE TOUR

Call, message or email us anytime – we will respond 24/7

ON TOUR

Your dedicated Group Guru is available to help anytime.

 

DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE

We pick you up and drop off in a private car.
All you need to do is pack and walk out your front door!

 

WORLD-CLASS AIRLINES

  • Assisted check-in
  • Complimentary baggage allowance
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Possibility for upgrades at your discretion

FOOD IS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE

We’ve taken time to select our favourite spots for you to safely explore the local cuisine while on tour. Pack your taste buds.

HOTELS WE KNOW AND LOVE

We believe a restful night’s sleep is the cornerstone of any trip. Check out the tour pages for images from our favourite hotels for that destination.

HIGH QUALITY, MODERN COACHES

  • Air conditioning
  • Premium seating
  • Large windows to take in the view
  • Extra seating
  • Dedicated baggage storage so you can stretch out

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