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Arequipa, Colca canyon & Machu Picchu – 9 Days

  • Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights
  • Physical rating: Easy to Moredate
  • Departure dates: All year arround
  • Min age: 10+
  • Group size Min: 01
  • Group size Max: 16
Trip overview:

Explore the magnificent Colca Canyon and Machu Picchu

Take in the fantastic splendor of Arequipa’s White City, so-called because of the exquisite White Sillar Stone that covers the bulk of the colonial structures. Witness the flight of the Giant Condors at Cruz Del Condor, which overlooks the Colca Canyon, the world’s second-deepest canyon. This enthralling journey will also include a visit to Cusco, the majestic capital of the Inca Civilization, a city brimming with ancient culture and an awe-inspiring blue sky. Journey to Sacsayhuaman’s sacred religious site and the Sacred Valley’s enigmatic Inca ruins. This excursion concludes with one of the world’s seven wonders, the enigmatic and renowned Machu Picchu.

Highlights of Colca Canyon and Machu Picchu tour:
  • A comprehensive adventure package covering Peru's main attractions includes Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Arequipa, and Colca Canyon.
  • Explore the ancient and incredible regions of Arequipa & Cusco.
  • Join an adventure journey to the Inca ruins while immersing oneself in the vibrant and current Quechua and Inca cultures.
  • Take in the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu's sky as the sunsets.
Includes and excludes:

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation: 8 nights in Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon Valley, Cusco, and Aguas Calientes Hotel with breakfast included.
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Cusco, Andean Community, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the tours.
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According to the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

Price Excludes:

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1International Arrival in Lima

Lima Airport Transfer: Arrive in Lima at any time. Our representative will be waiting at Lima airport with a customized sign with the client’s name.
Upon arrival in Lima, assistance at the airport and transfer to the lodging.
There are no scheduled activities, so check into lodging and restore the energy.

  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: None.

Note: when booking a flight to Lima, try to arrive between 15:00 to 22:00 to have time to arrive in Lima, transfer to the hotel, and rest before the Peru Tour the next day.

Day 2Lima Colonial Walking Tour

Hotel breakfast; enjoy a free morning to explore the city alone.
At 14:00, pick up and transfer to Lima historical center. We will take a fascinating walking tour. We will show our clients the palaces, castles, magnificent Saint Francisco Monastery, and the spectacular subterranean Catacombs throughout our city.
We visit the main square, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Municipal Palace, the train station Palace, the unique old-fashioned “Cordano Bar,” colorful mansion palaces, the Jiron del Union Pathway, the Post Office Palace, the Dominicans Tower, and the Historical Rimac Bridge, as well as the lovely surrounded wooden Balconies.
The historical center is considered a World Heritage protected by UNESCO.
The tour will end around 18:00.

  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 3Flight to Arequipa - City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery

Hotel breakfast; at 06:30 am, picked up from the hotel and escorted to the airport for the trip to Arequipa.
Upon arrival in Arequipa, assistance at the airport and transfer to the lodging.
Hotel pickup at 14:30. The excursion will begin at Carmen Alto, where the Chili River is visible. The Yanahuara Viewpoint is our next destination, and this magnificent location is well-known for its charming, winding lanes. Following that, we will go to Arequipa’s Central Square.
During our journey to the main square, we will see the Basilica Cathedral, which still houses the ArchBishop and the Jesuits’ Church of the Company of Jesus.
Finally, we will visit the Monastery of Santa Catalina. The monument’s foundations date back to 1579, and it is one of Peru’s most magnificent, significant, and spiritually famous landmarks. The Monastery has conserved its traditional characteristics for centuries. Its narrow streets and gardens with typical Spanish names bring back memories of the old quarters of Sevilla and Granada. The tour will end around 18:00.

  • Overnight at the Hotel in Arequipa.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.

Suggested flight schedule — Lima (09:45am) – Arequipa (11:20am)

Day 4Excursion to the Colca Valley

Hotel breakfast; pick up from the hotel at 07:30 am and land departure toward an exciting excursion towards the Colca Valley. In the route, we will drive across Pampa Cañahuas at the Aguada Blanca National Reserve. Our clients will be blown away by the magnificent views of the volcanoes named Misti, Chachani, and Pichu Pichu.
Upon arrival at the reserve, they will be able to experience the wild vicuñas in their natural habitats, which is considered a national symbol. Then we continue to Vizcachani, the Pampas de Toccra. Finally, to the Mirador de Los Andes at Patapampa (4800m), we can view the volcanoes that surround Arequipa.
Before entering the Colca Valley, we stop in Mirador. We can admire the magnificent pre-Columbian terraces that indigenous Collaguas are still farming.
Once we get to the town of Chivay, transfer to the hotel.
There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and rest up.

  • Overnight at the Hotel in Colca Valley.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 5Observe the flight of the Condors and back to Arequipa

Hotel breakfast; 06:00 am pickup and travel to the awe-inspiring Cruz del Cóndor for panoramic views of the Colca Valley (the world’s second-deepest canyon, measuring 4 kilometers at its deepest point!). Be taken aback by the enormous and beautiful condors flying just a few meters away.
Afterward, we will make our way to the town of Pinchollo as well as the Antahuilque Viewpoint to see a fantastic terrace built 1500 years ago. On our way back to Chivay, we will stop at the viewpoints of Choquetico and Tumbas Colgantes.
Then we continue to the towns of Maca and Yanque, where we will be able to set eyes upon the valley’s most beautiful church and have lunch in the towns’ quaint small town square. Afterward, have lunch at a nearby restaurant.
We will embark on the 3-hour drive back to Arequipa and drop off at the Arequipa hotel.
The approximate arrival time is between 17:00.

  • Overnight at the Hotel in Arequipa.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 6Flight to Cusco & Colorful Cusco Walking Tour

Hotel breakfast; at 06:30 am, picked up from the hotel and escorted to the airport for the trip to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital.
Upon arrival in Cusco, assistance at the airport and transfer to the lodging.
The rest of the day is free for relaxation to minimize the adverse effects of the high altitude and explore this wonderful city.
Hotel pickup at 14:30. The walking tour starts in the colorful San Pedro market; there is probably no better place to witness Cusquean life. Enjoy a firsthand look at how residents live day-to-day outside the postcard perfection of Cusco’s main square. The guide explains this market’s history as it wanders through the narrow aisles laden with colorful fabrics, meals, fruit juice, bread, and shaman stalls.
After, we visited Cusco’s main square. This busy and vibrant space marks the city’s colonial center, featuring wide stone pathways and well-kept colorful gardens.
Afterward, we will go to Qorikancha, where Santo Domingo’s convent sits atop the ancient temple. For some unknown reason, numerous invaders were awed by the splendor of this temple when they first arrived because, according to tradition, it was fully gold-plated.
The tour ends around 18:00.

  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.

Suggested flight schedule — Lima (09:30am) – Cusco (10:50am)

Day 7Tour to the Sacred Valley (Pisac & Ollantaytambo)

Hotel breakfast; pick up from the hotel at 07:30 am. We embark on a journey back in time to the Inca’s Sacred Valley, beginning in Pisac, 31 km from Cusco. The old Incan archaeological site is on the summit of a mountain. There have the chance to witness the impressive stonemasonry skill of our ancient ancestors.
Afterward, go down into the quaint little town and wander through its colorful market, where it can buy intricate, beautifully hand-crafted products.
Afterward, have lunch at a nearby restaurant.
We next go to Ollantaytambo, an Inca military, religious, and agricultural hub perched on a mountain. Unlike other little villages, this one has retained its original Incan architecture, complete with magnificent stone structures and winding alleyways.
Following the tour, we went to the Ollantaytambo railway station to board the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.

  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Expedition train — Ollantaytambo (19:04pm) – Aguas Calientes (20:45pm)

Day 8Visit the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Hotel breakfast; at 06:00 am. Take a bus to the Machu Picchu archaeological site (2,430m/7,972ft). Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, the mountaintop fortress earned every bit of its notoriety.
Around 07:30 am, the guided tour begins; the guide expertly directs through the astounding ruins and its main streets. Then wander around the town squares and climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom.
The guided tour takes around two hours and 30 minutes.
From 12:30 pm to 13:30, take the bus to Aguas Calientes.
From 13:30 to 15:00, take lunch at a local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
Return to Cusco: Later in the day, board the train to return to Cusco. Arrive at Poroy station and then be picked up and transported to the Cusco hotel.

  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.

Expedition train — Aguas Calientes (15:20pm) – Cusco (19:05pm)

Note about train tickets: We attempt to book tickets on this train, but we may need to book an alternative service if the timetable changes or the trains are unavailable.

Day 9Departure from Cusco

Hotel breakfast; Our representative will meet in the hotel lobby at the specified hour and help with the departure—airport transfer.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast.

Suggested flight schedule — Cusco (10:40am) – Lima (12:05pm)

Price Options:
Hotel category: Double or Triple room Single room – Additional cost
Tourist: US$ 1172 US$ 271
Superior Tourist: US$ 1391 US$ 448

* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Single passengers are subject to an additional fee.
* Prices are based on a group of two to three travelers.
* 5% discount available if the group of 4 or more people traveling together.

Optional services

  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain US$ 25 per person.
  • Upgrade train to Vistadome returns to Cusco US$ 45 per person.
  • Domestic flight tickets (Lima to Arequipa, Arequipa to Cusco, and Cusco to Lima) cost around US$ 381 per person (Baggage allowed: Carry-on 8 kg + Checked 23 kg). * Airfares are subject to change according to availability and travel date.


Arequipa, Colca canyon and Machu Picchu tour map details:
Frequently Asked Question (F.A.Qs.) about the Colca Canyon and Machu Picchu tour:

Q: What are Kempor Tours cancellation terms and changes ?

A: Changes and Cancellation by the Client

Any changes to the original booking must be confirmed by the person signing the booking form. Any costs or charges, which we incur or which are incurred or levied by our supplier as a result of the amendment, will be charged to the client.Whilst every reasonable effort will be made  to accommodate changes and additional requests, their availability cannot be guaranteed.

The Client may cancel the booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to Kempor Tours in writing. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received by Kempor Tours. In addition to the charges shown below airlines may impose 100% cancellation charges.


  1. Seventy days or more days prior to departure, non-refundable deposit.
  2. 45-59 days; we will retain – 20% of the trip cost.
  3. 30-44 days; we will retain – 40% of the trip cost.
  4. 15-29 days; we will retain – 50% of the trip cost.
  5. We will retain – 70% of the trip costs for fifteen days or less.
  6. Less than 7 Days before departure date or no-show:100% of the trip cost.

Q: ¿Does Kempor tours require COVID-19 vaccination for travel?

A: Kempor tours require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on all our Small Group and Private group. Guests on all journeys must comply with country entry and service provider requirements.

Q: What vaccines are accepted by Kempor tours?

A: Kempor tours accept all approved vaccines per the World Health Organization. However, guests must also comply with specific vaccination requirements for country entry. Some countries now require a booster shot if full vaccination for COVID-19 has been administered more than a designated number of days prior to arrival. Visit the U.S. Department of State or the Government of Canada for current entry requirements by country.

Q: ¿Are children required to be vaccinated?

A: Yes, all guests, including children, must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on all Small Group and Private group services.

Q: Are booster shots required?

A: At this time, booster shots are not required by Kempor Tours. However, guests must comply with country vaccination requirements for entry and service provider requirements which may be more restrictive. Some countries now require that full vaccination for COVID-19 and/or a booster shot must be administered at least 14 days and no more than a designated number of days prior to arrival. To meet changing requirements, a booster shot is recommended. Visit the U.S. Department of State or the Government of Canada for current entry requirements by country.

Q: What if I am not vaccinated? What are my options?

A: Our Travel Consultants can work with you to travel on a Tailor Made or Group service destination where vaccinations are not required.

Q: Are there special COVID-19 related entry requirements for the country I want to travel to?

A: Some countries and service providers require proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or proof of a negative COVID-19 test for entry. Visit the U.S. Department of State or the Government of Canada for current entry requirements by country.

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A: On all journeys, masks must be worn in accordance with local regulations and service provider requirements. We encourage you to bring your own masks; a supply will be on hand where needed. Note all protocols are subject to change in accordance with relevant guidelines, local regulations and conditions.


Q: ¿Does Kempor Tours assist with COVID-19 testing if it is required during my journey and to return home?

A: Kempor Tours will facilitate any required in-country testing during your journey or for onward travel. Costs for testing are payable directly to the testing provider at time of service by either credit card or cash depending on the destination.

Q: What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 while traveling?

A: If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, you will be required to follow the local and service provider regulations, which may include quarantine and testing. Any associated costs will be the responsibility of the guest.

Q: Is a COVID-19 test required to return home from my journey?

A: If you are a U.S. or Canadian resident returning home, there are currently no COVID-19 testing requirements for entry. Guests continuing to other countries should check the specific COVID-19 entry requirements for those destinations.