july 2024
10 day itinerary

Hot Springs, Trekking and Desert Adventure


Trip 1: 15th – 24th July 2024 – FULL

Trip 2: 1st – 10th August 2024 – 1 SPOT AVAILABLE

Country: Peru
Cost: €2,200
Availability: 11 spot left

Janet’s Journeys’ is back again with another EPIC trip planned, and this time we are heading back to South America and visiting the unique, diverse and mountainous country of PERU!

Come with us for a 10 day adventure, seeing everything Peru has to offer like the famous UNESCO World Heritage site Machu Pichu, Rainbow Mountain and much much more!

JJ LEADER: Sarah Rothwell


What’s Included



  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities
  • All accomodation
  • All domestic transport
  • Two domestic flights and airport transfers
  • Licensed Peruvian guide & Irish trip leader


  • Additional snacks and meals
  • International Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides etc


Throughout our stay in Peru, we will stay in a mixture of hostels and guesthouses. The full hotel list will be available once the 12 spaces are booked, and I assure you you’re gonna love every single place! 

All rooms on all trips are shared, with 2 people in each room. We will partner you with an adventure buddy – an amazing way to make new friends! You’ll be moved around to pair up with a new friend every couple of nights. 

All rooms will be twin sharing, private rooms, not dorms! 


Day 1 - Lima

Welcome to Peru! You will land in Lima, where your transfer will collect you and bring you to your hotel.

This evening will give you time to relax ahead of your hectic and exciting day tomorrow!

Depending on the average group arrival time, we might organize an afternoon walking tour of Lima.

Day 2 - Flight to Cusco

We fly from Lima to Cusco, domestic flights are included in trip price.

After checking in to our hotel, we will head off on a guided visit around the city of Cusco and the surrounding archaeological sites.


  • Historical capital of Peru
  • Incan and Spanish Colonial architecture
  • Cathedral of Santo Domingo, a Baroque church built on the ruins of the opulent Incan Koricancha Palace (Temple of the Sun)
  • Incan holy place of Q’enko, an amphitheater once used for ceremonial sacrifices
  • Incan monument of Tambomachay, ceremonial site of water worship
  • Sacsayhuaman, an Incan fortress and site of the IntiRaymi (Fiesta del Sol), most notable for its hand-carved stones up to 9m tall and weighing over 350 tons
  • Incan tambo (travelers’ rest stop) of PukaPukar

Meals included: breakfast and group dinner

Day 3 - Sacred Valley

After an early breakfast at our hotel in Cusco, we head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the lush Andean landscapes and traditional villages that dot the hillside!


  • Pisac, a small town with its exquisite architecture is the perfect place to buy authentic Andean souvenirs. As you browse through the selection of traditional clothing and handicrafts, you’ll easily understand why the Pisac market has a reputation of its own. In this town you will have the opportunity to visit its many ¨Pueblos de Cuy¨ or town of guinea pigs.
  • Ollantaytambo, an Inca site that began as a palace but was eventually used as the last Inca stronghold against the invading Spanish conquistadors.
  • Maras, the sight of this still-operating salt mine, in use since Incan times, will amaze you! The stark white of its steeply descending salt pans juxtaposed against the green of the surrounding mountain slopes
  • Moray, used as an agricultural testing ground, the site’s system of circular terraces descends 490 feet (150m) from where you will be standing, serving as a perfect testament to the level of advancement achieved by the Incas

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Machu Picchu

Today, you can tick one of the seven wonders of the world off your list as we head to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu!


● Guided tour of Machu Picchu

● Insight into the construction history of Machu Picchu

● Information on Hiram Bingham’s discovery of this sacred site in 1911

● Explanation of the most significant architectural features, including the Sun Stone, Sun Temple, and Room of the Three Windows

After the tour, we return to Aguas Calientes where we can spend the late afternoon in the town hot springs before going for dinner and spending one night here.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 5 - Cusco

We get the train in the morning from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and from Ollantaytambo private transportation to return to Cusco.

We have a relaxing afternoon to get ready for our dinner buffet show where you will enjoy the most representative dances of Peru.

Meals included: Breakfast & 3 course dinner

Day 6 - Rainbow Mountain

After a delicious breakfast, we will begin our walk on the trailhead at Cusipata and visit the famous Rainbow Mountain!


● Spectacular excursion to Vinicunca, also known as the Rainbow mountain

● Natural wonder with slopes striped with vivid colours created by minerals

● Picturesque hike through fields and small towns

● Panoramic view of Ausangate mountain during the trek

● Opportunity to see native animals such as chinchillas and vicuñas

Meals included: Breakfast & lunch

Day 7 - Huacachina

Today you’ll fly back to Lima in the morning and we’ll take a 4 hour bus to the desert oasis town of Huacachina. We’ll stop somewhere for lunch along the way and have time to walk around the lake in the evening and go for drinks etc 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Huacachina

Today is a full day of activities and adventure. We’ll start the morning doing a wine tasting tour followed by lunch at a beautiful winery – we’ll even stop at the oldest winery in all of South America.

In the afternoon we’ll do a dune buggy adventure with the opportunity to try out sand boarding then watch the sunset from the top of the sand dunes.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Ballestas Islands

Today is all about nature and wildlife viewing with a visit to some national parks and nearby islands to see dolphins, seals, flamingos and more in what some people call “the Galapagos of Peru”.

In the afternoon we’ll drive back to Lima where we’ll have a farewell dinner!

Meals included: Breakfast & dinner

Day 10 - Departure Day

Airport transfers to catch your flight home unless you choose to extend your stay in Peru.

Meals included: Breakfast 

Want to join? 

Click here to send an email to letting me know briefly WHY you want to come, and then I’ll let you know if a spot is yours or not. Once I email you back and confirm, you can pay the deposit to secure your spot.


Terms and Conditions 

Your deposit is non refundable. 

For the balance of your payment, I can refund you the full amount (minus your deposit) up to 8 weeks before the trip begins should you have an emergency / illness / need to cancel.

Anything closer than 8 weeks, I cannot refund you. I suggest you take out travel insurance that covers trip cancellations, that way should something happen like you get Covid, you will get a full payout from your insurance company.

Feel free to email me should you have any questions about payment methods, payments schedule etc.


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