What's included

  • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
    11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 11 night's based on sharing twin rooms
    11 night's based on sharing twin rooms
  • All activities with local Flash Pack guides & driver throughout the tour
    All activities with local Flash Pack guides & driver throughout the tour
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • 2 domestic flights to Puerto Maldonado & Cuzco
    2 domestic flights to Puerto Maldonado & Cuzco
  • Private minibus, Amazonian riverboats, mountain bikes & airport pickup any time on day 1
    Private minibus, Amazonian riverboats, mountain bikes & airport pickup any time on day 1

All travel junkies dream of going off the radar. Of discovering some far-flung location that is far from the eyes of tourists yet totally awesome at the same time. Peru’s Rainbow Mountain is one of these places. Hiking its colourful heights is nothing short of spectacular, it can render you breathless and dizzy at times, but all is forgotten when you reach its stripy summit bursting with colour and beauty. Hiking this secret mountain of the Andes is just one part of this epic group tour full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. You’ll trek through the lush Amazonia jungle, discover the lost city of Machu Picchu and mountain bike through the highlands of the Sacred Valley. It’s not a trip for the fainthearted, but boy is it a trip for determined adventure-seekers who want the holiday of a lifetime.

You can even extend the adventure and head to the shimmering plains of Bolivia…<

>>We also run an alternative Peru adventure with a 15km trek to Machu Picchu instead of Rainbow Mountain – click here to find out more!<<

  • Explore the rich culture of Peru’s capital in Lima
  • Head into the jungle on a typical Amazonian boat before trekking through this epic habitat bursting with wildlife
  • Cruise down the Madre de Dios River on a night time boat ride through the jungle
  • Stroll the charming streets of Cuzco and admire the Inca heritage and artwork
  • Hike the kaleidoscopic Rainbow mountain and sleep at a cosy base camp beneath the stars
  • Discover a lost city at Machu Picchu, a true bucket list destination
  • Mountain bike through the highlands of the Sacred Valley
  • Enjoy tasty Latin American cuisine washed down with potent Pisco sours

Itinerary

Day 1: Pisco Sours all round!

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Peru. Your adventure begins with a transfer from the airport to the hotel, then it’s time to ditch the bags and get ready to explore Lima’s lively blend of cultures*. You’ll spend the afternoon discovering the city’s rich history (the city really is built on top of an ancient palace and temples), before an evening of bar hopping in the vibrant Bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco, Pisco cocktails and all. So strap yourself in and prepare for an unforgettable Latin American adventure!

*Don’t worry if your flight arrives late, we’ll pick you up from the airport whatever the time is!

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Kick off your adventure in Lima

Celebrate with some pisco sours

Here's to a new adventure!

Day 2: Explore ancient Lima and its culinary delights

Today kicks off in Lima’s grand main square, the Plaza de Armas, where you’ll find the decadent Presidential Palace and the beautiful cathedral. The fun continues to the upmarket district of San Isidro where you can admire the Huaca Huallamarca, a pre-Incan pyramid which looks even more striking against the contrasting modern buildings. Then enjoy a wander through the swanky neighbourhood of Miraflores, and explore Parque del Amor (Love’s Park) with stunning views across the Pacific Ocean. Afterwards you’ll head to the fancy restaurant of Lima 27 where you’ll watch the chef demonstrate how to prepare Peru’s main dishes. It’s then time to show off your culinary prowess and cook a Peruvian dish yourself, before tucking into a typical Peruvian lunch. As the evening descends, the city changes gear and the nightlife kicks into action. There’s two bars worth checking out—an old, reputedly haunted, German lounge known for its live piano music, and a 1920s bar where you’ll find some pretty potent Pisco sours.

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Learn the art of Peruvian cuisine

Sizzle up a storm

Pisco sour making class in Lima, PeruPisco sour making class in Lima, Peru

Prepare a Peruvian feast

Enjoy the fruits of your labour

Hello Huaca Huallamarca

Look out to the Pacific Ocean

Tuck into some of Peru's amazing streetfood

Day 3: Arrive in Amazonia

Your Amazonian adventure begins with a flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado. After meeting your guide and getting your official waterway permits, you’ll step aboard a typical Amazonian boat and cruise along the Madre de Dios River to your jungle lodge. After freshening up, you’ll then trek through the Amazon with a steamy variety of tropical trees, medicinal plants and fluttering butterflies. Return to the lodge to relax in your exotic surroundings, before an exciting night time boat ride listening to the calling wildlife and gazing up at the starlit sky. A delicious dinner is then waiting for you back at the lodge, this is jungle life at its finest!

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Next up it's Amazonia

Reach your jungle lodge the local way

Tick a steamy jungle trek off your bucket list

Your main method of transport in Amazonia

Cruise along the open waters

Admire an Amazonian sunset

Important notes

Fly into: Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima

Fly out of: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Cuzco

Trekking Rainbow Mountain is breathtaking in more ways than one so please get in touch if you would like some top tips for hiking at high altitude.

At certain times of the year Rainbow mountain is not accessible as it is too cold, so during these months we run a slightly different itinerary which can be seen by clicking on the link at the top of the page. For these adventures, we will take the 15km trek up to the Sun gate at Machu Picchu and it is also a day shorter. If you have any questions about this or would like the Flash Pack team to send you some more details of the itinerary please just say. 

For all Peru trips the adventure starts in Lima and ends in Cuzco. Try and get flights that arrive before 4:30pm, however, we will pick you up no matter what time you arrive. For your flight home you can leave anytime from Cuzco on the last day. As it is such an active adventure we do recommend spending an extra night in the charming city of Cuzco if you have time.

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

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