fbpx

Peru Group Tour For Solos 30s & 40s !

A country absolutely spoiled with an abundance of rich culture, stunning landscapes and world class cuisine, you could easily spend months travelling Peru. But with this Peru group tour we’ve carefully crafted the perfect way to experience the very best Peru has to offer in only 12 days. Cook ceviche in Lima, sail down the Amazon, hike to Machu Picchu and become awestruck by the Sacred Valley. It’s epic.

Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu + Pacific Ocean + Andes Mountains !

Amazon rainforest during small group tour of Peru

Highlights

  • Bike the sweeping coastal paths of LIMA
  • Learn the art of the perfect CEVICHE and PISCO SOUR
  • Experience the sights and sounds of the AMAZON
  • Hike the notorious INCA TRAIL
  • Gaze upon MACHU PICCHU at sunset
  • Marvel at the ingenious SALT MINES of Maras
  • Breathe in the authentic charm of CUSCO
  • Create your own CHOCOLATE from Peruvian cacao
Other Way Round travellers during small group tour of Peru

Included

  • 12-days / 11-nights: 3 Lima, 2 Amazon, 2 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes, 3 Cusco
  • Accommodation in hand-picked 3 & 4-star hotels (based on sharing twin room)
  • Meals – All breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners
  • Airport pickups and drop-offs
  • All transportation & activities within itinerary (excluding optional activities)
  • A trip host plus various local experts
  • Note – international flights not included (we will recommend best options)
Amazon rainforest during small group tour of Peru

Highlights

  • Bike the sweeping coastal paths of LIMA
  • Learn the art of the perfect CEVICHE and PISCO SOUR
  • Experience the sights and sounds of the AMAZON
  • Hike the notorious INCA TRAIL
  • Gaze upon MACHU PICCHU at sunset
  • Marvel at the ingenious SALT MINES of Maras
  • Breathe in the authentic charm of CUSCO
  • Create your own CHOCOLATE from Peruvian cacao
    Other Way Round travellers during small group tour of Peru

    Included

      • 12-days / 11-nights: 3 Lima, 2 Amazon, 2 Sacred Valley, 1 Aguas Calientes, 3 Cusco
      • Accommodation in hand-picked 3 & 4-star hotels (based on sharing twin room)
      • Meals – All breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners
      • Airport pickups and drop-offs
      • All transportation & activities within itinerary (excluding optional activities)
      • A trip host plus various local experts

      • Note – international flights not included (we will recommend best options)

      Itinerary

      Day 1

      HOLA LIMA!

      Welcome to Peru’s chaotic capital city, Lima. Arrive at any time (we can help recommend flights) and we’ll be at the airport ready to pick you up. Get yourself settled into our chic hotel and then why not go for a stroll along the nearby malecón (seaside boardwalk) enjoying the leafy green parks and sweeping Pacific ocean views. In the evening we’ll meet for a welcome dinner where you’ll get to bond with your fellow travellers and learn more about your upcoming trip.

      Other Way Round tour group doing 2 week Peru group tour
      Exploring Lima during Peru group tour
      Walking in downtime Lima tour
      Peru flag
      Lima bike tour during 12 Peru group tour

      Day 2

      CITY BIKE TOUR

      Today we’re going to get to know Lima by taking to its bike friendly streets. We’ll explore the Miraflores and Barranco neighbourhoods and gain a real insider perspective from Lima native Franco, who’ll provide the cultural, historical, societal and economic backdrop to this captivating city. Enjoy the stark contrast of modern skyscraper towers, charismatic tranquil neighbourhoods and rugged coastline cliffs. This evening you’ll put Lima’s “foodie” reputation to the test as we head to our absolute favourite restaurant in the city.

      Plaza de Armas, Lima, Peru
      Walking in Barranco, Lima, Peru
      Parque de Amor, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

      Day 3

      COOKING UP A STORM

      In recent years Lima has emerged as a “culinary powerhouse” of the world and today you’re going to find out exactly why during our Peruvian cooking lesson. We’ll meet with a local chef and accompany him to one of Lima’s legendary fresh food markets to help select ingredients for our meal. We’ll then head back to his trendy ‘cevicheria’ restaurant and learn how to cook our very own ceviche and prepare the infamous pisco sour cocktails. A perfect day of eating, drinking and soaking up Peruvian culture.

      Making cocktails during Peru group tour
      Traditional Peruvian food
      Peruvian food market in Lima
      Cooking class during Peru group tour
      Amazon river cruise in Puerto Maldonado, Peru

      Day 4

      WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

      Time to leave big city life now and dive headfirst into nature as we make our way to the Amazon Rainforest. After a short 90-minute flight we’ll land into the small Amazonian town of Puerto Maldonado and from here we’ll take an eye-opening boat ride down the Madre de Dio river towards our remote jungle lodge. Take some time to settle in and enjoy your new exotic surroundings – this evening will be our first opportunity to explore the neighbouring jungle as we leave camp to enjoy a night time nature walk.

      Sunset in Puerto Maldonado, Peru
      Swimming pool in our hotel during Peru group tour
      Other Way Round Travel small group tour of Peru

      Day 5

      AMAZON ADVENTURE

      Get ready for an action packed day of adventure navigating through the stunning Peruvian Amazon. We’ll hike the rainforest of Tambopata National Reserve, canoe the stunning Lake Sandoval and seek out wild animals from high up in tree-top canopies. Keep your eyes peeled for the abundance of wildlife in the vicinity – howler monkeys, caimans, giant river otters, macaws – to name only a few and marvel at the sounds, scents and solitude of this magical slice of earth.

      Solo travel group hiking the amazon rainforest in Peru
      Looking for monkeys in the Peruvian rainforest
      Picking cacao during Peru group tour
      Exploring lake sandoval in Peru
      Other Way Round tour group visiting salt mines of maras in Peru

      Day 6

      SACRED VALLEY

      We now swap one natural wonder for another as we catch a 1 hour flight towards Cusco and make our way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a wondrous setting located deep in the Peruvian Andes. We’ll spend the day there visiting some of the most spectacular sights in the valley – once home to the ancient inca empire – including the towns of Ollantaytambo, Moray, and the ridiculously cool Salt Mines of Maras (a UNESCO world heritage site). Afterwards we’ll make our way to our rustic countryside hotel for a chilled underneath the stars.

      Other Way Round tour group in Cusco, Peru
      Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Peru
      Eating Peruvian cuisine during group tour of Peru

      Day 7

      FREE DAY

      Free day to further explore the Sacred Valley at your own pace. You could go visit the quaint market towns of Pisac or Chinchero. Or if you prefer to get your fix of ancient ruins, there are plenty of additional sights in the valley to rival Machu Picchu. And for the adrenaline junkies in the group there’s an absolute abundance of adventure activities on offer to help really take in your epic surroundings – horse riding, mountain biking, white water rafting or you could even attempt Peru’s longest zip line!

      Visiting sacred valley during Peru group tour
      Town of Ollantaytambo, Peru
      Other Way Round Travel tour group guests travelling Peru
      Moray, Peru
      Hiking the inca trail during Peru group tour

      Day 8

      HIKE THE INCA TRAIL

      Today we take on one of the world’s most epic hikes – the legendary “inca trail”. Built by the inca empire as a way to connect its most important settlements with centres of civilisation the trail is a breathtaking journey filled with inca ruins, cloud forests and majestic valley views. We’ll do the 1 day hike, catching the early morning train from Ollantaytambo to the fabled “kilometer 104” station. From here we’ll begin our 15km (9 mile) ascent towards the “Sun Gate”, where we’ll end our day with the most spectacular view looking down on Machu Picchu. We’ll spend the night in the nearby town of Aguas Calientes.

      Ruins on the inca trail Peru
      Taking in views of inca trail
      Inca trail ruins

      Day 9

      DISCOVER MACHU PICCHU

      It’s time to go see exactly what all the fuss is about as today we now get to fully explore one of the ‘new 7 wonders of the world’ – Machu Picchu. We’ll make our way back up to the iconic citadel, this time with a short bus ride, and spend the day there wandering the mystical ruins and learning the fascinating history of the ‘lost city of the incas’. It really is awe inspiring. In the afternoon we’ll make our way by train and bus towards our next destination, the quaint city of Cusco.

      Overlooking Machu Picchu during Other Way Round Peru group tour
      Exploring ruins of machu picchu
      Tour guide in Machu Picchu
      Exploring Machu Picchu
      Other Way Round Travel group tour in Cusco, Peru

      Day 10

      CHARMING CUSCO

      In keeping with the spirit of this relaxed Andean city, we’ll ease our way into the day as we slowly adjust to Cusco’s high altitude (3,400m). The coca tea is going to help! We’ll spend the morning strolling the cobbled streets and taking in the striking colonial architecture along with our local Cusqueño guide who’ll share with us some of his favourite spots. After lunch it’s on to a fun filled afternoon with a chocolate making workshop. Here you’ll use cacao beans straight from the Peruvian jungle and to create your very own signature chocolate. Delicious!

      Enjoying drinks in Cusco Peru
      Ladies with traditional dress and Llamas in Peru
      Cathedral in Cusco Peru

      Day 11

      FREE DAY

      Today is all yours to explore your own personal interests. If you still have some hiking left in you then two fantastic options are nearby day trips to the dazzling Rainbow Mountain or the equally spectacular Humantay Lake. If you prefer to get more of your city fix there’s still plenty more to do in and around Cusco (we’ll share with you our personal favs). For our last evening in Peru we’ll get together for a final group meal and enjoy some of the most traditional food you can find in the Cusco region.

      Tour group guest looking at view of Cusco
      Food in Cusco, Peru
      Rainbow mountain, Peru
      Group tour of Peru
      Group photo in Sacred Valley, Peru

      Day 12

      SEE YOU LATER

      The time has come to say goodbye to this magnificent country (and sadly also to your equally fantastic travel companions). What a blast it has been. From the big city vibe of the energetic Lima, to the deep depths of the Amazon jungle, the otherworldly Machu Picchu and the traditional vibe of picturesque Cusco. You’ve experienced the very best of this magical country and we’re sure that Peru has stolen a special place in your heart. Have a safe journey home and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

      Catching train to inca trail in Peru
      Cobbled streets of Cusco, Peru
      Tour group enjoying swimming pool in Peru

      Hotels

      We know that accommodation is important to you and it’s important to us too. We’ve therefore carefully hand-picked a selection of our favourite 3 & 4-star hotels for this itinerary. These are the hotels we typically use.

      Staying in Tariq Boutique Hotel, Cusco during group tour of Peru
      Staying in Inkaterra Hacienda Hotel, Amazon during group tour of Peru

      Tariq Boutique, Cusco

      Panoramic views. Stylish decor. Quiet location.

      Hotel Enai, Amazon Rainforest

      Tranquil setting. Luxurious vibe. Spa facilities.

      Staying in Lizzy Wasi Hotel, Urubamba during group tour of Peru
      Staying in Tierra Viva Hotel, Lima during group tour of Peru

      Lizzy Wasi Urubamba, Sacred Valley

      Remote setting. Mountainous views. Traditional feel.

      Tierra Viva Mirafloris, Lima

      Perfect location. Nearby nightlife. Nice ambiance.

      Staying in Tariq Boutique Hotel, Cusco during group tour of Peru

      Tariq Boutique, Cusco

      Panoramic views. Stylish decor. Quiet location.

      Staying in Inkaterra Hacienda Hotel, Amazon during group tour of Peru

      Hotel Enai, Amazon Rainforest

      Tranquil setting. Luxurious vibe. Spa facilities.

      Staying in Lizzy Wasi Hotel, Urubamba during group tour of Peru

      Lizzy Wasi Urubamba, Sacred Valley

      Remote setting. Mountainous views. Traditional feel.

      Staying in Tierra Viva Hotel, Lima during group tour of Peru

      Tierra Viva Mirafloris, Lima

      Perfect location. Nearby nightlife. Nice ambiance.

      What Our Guests Say

      Other Way Round traveller testimonial of Peru group tour
      Other Way Round traveller testimonial of Peru group tour
      Other Way Round traveller review of Peru group tour
      Other Way Round traveller review of Peru group tour

      “Head and Shoulders Above the Rest”

      Having been on numerous group holidays with more than 5 different companies, my standards are high and I can honestly say that Other Way Round is head and shoulders above all of them.

      “Not Mass Produced or Touristy”

      What I loved about this trip was that it didn’t feel mass produced and touristy. There was a sense of originality to it and uniqueness about the trip and the itinerary.

      “Completely Hassle Free”

      I usually travel DIY, where I arrange and book everything myself, and it was such a welcome change to have all that time and stress of booking the different elements of the trip taken away from me.

      “Trip of a Lifetime”

      I will never forget this trip. Not only because of the country itself, but because of the experience that Other Way Round gave me and the other group members. It was a trip of a lifetime and you will be missing out if you don’t just book it!

      What Our Guests Say

      Other Way Round traveller review of Peru group tour

      "Head and Shoulders Above the Rest"

      Having been on numerous group holidays with more than 5 different companies, my standards are high and I can honestly say that Other Way Round is head and shoulders above all of them.

      "Not Mass Produced or Touristy"

      What I loved about this trip was that it didn’t feel mass produced and touristy. There was a sense of originality to it and uniqueness about the trip and the itinerary.

      “Completely Hassle Free”

      I usually travel DIY, where I arrange and book everything myself, and it was such a welcome change to have all that time and stress of booking the different elements of the trip taken away from me.

      “Trip of a Lifetime”

      I will never forget this trip. Not only because of the country itself, but because of the experience that Other Way Round gave me and the other group members. It was a trip of a lifetime and you will be missing out if you don’t just book it!

      Prices, Dates & Booking

      Other Way Round travel group during tour of Peru
      Arriving at Machu Picchu on Peru travel tour
      Lake titicaca on Peru group tour

      Prices

      Dates

      Booking Info

      2024 Trip Prices

      UK: £3200

      EU: €3650

      US: $3950

      CA: $5370

      2025 Trip Prices

      UK: £3600

      EU: €4320

      US: $4680

      CA: $6120

      2024

      01 Jun – 12 Jun

      20 Jul – 31 Jul (last few spots)!

      31 Aug – 11 Sep

      14 Sep – 25 Sep (trip full – waiting list)!

      2025

      05 Apr – 16 Apr

      07 Jun – 18 Jun

      19 Jul – 30 Jul

      13 Sep – 24 Sep

      • Get in touch (using form below) and tell us your preferred dates
      • We’ll confirm availability within 24 hrs
      • Confirm that you’d like to go ahead
      • Pay £200 / US$250 deposit to secure place
      • Pay remainder 2 months before departure
      Other Way Round travel group during tour of Peru

      Prices

      2024 Trip Prices

      UK: £3200

      EU: €3650

      US: $3950

      CA:$5370

      2025 Trip Prices

      UK: £3600

      EU: €4320

      US: $4680

      CA: $6120

      Arriving at Machu Picchu on Peru travel tour

      Dates

      2024

      01 Jun – 12 Jun

      20 Jul – 31 Jul (last few spots)!

      31 Aug – 11 Sep

      14 Sep – 25 Sep (trip full – waiting list)!

      2025

      05 Apr – 16 Apr

      07 Jun – 18 Jun

      19 Jul – 30 Jul

      13 Sep – 24 Sep

      Lake titicaca on Peru group tour

      Booking Info

      • Get in touch (using form below) and tell us your preferred dates
      • We’ll confirm availability within 24 hrs
      • Confirm that you’d like to go ahead
      • Pay £200 / US$250 deposit to secure place
      • Pay remainder 2 months before departure

      Important Notes

      Am I a good fit for an OWR trip?

      We know it’s important to you to choose the right tour company for you.

      And equally, for us, it’s super important that we get the right people joining our trips (people who are likely to get the most out of it).

      We’d therefore appreciate if you could please read the following page carefully before signing up: OWR Trip Style

      Are international flights included?

      No.

      International flights are not included in the price of our tours. This is something you would book yourself seperately.

      Which airports should I fly into?

      Our trip starts in Lima (LIM) and ends in Cusco (CUZ). You should organise your flights accordingly.

      You can arrive at any point on the first day.

      You can leave at any time on the last day. There are no activities scheduled for that day.

      If you need help researching flights, contact us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form on this page.

      Are airport transfers included?

      Yes, they are included at both the start and end of every trip.

      Notes

      • We only do transfers between airports and our selected hotels. No other locations.
      • For those tagging on extra days, we will endeavour to include transfers up to 2 days outside of official tour dates.

      Can I book a private room?

      Yes.

      Our standard prices are based on sharing a twin hotel room with one other person of the same gender.

      However, if you prefer a private then you can select this option for £660 / $770 extra.

      Just let us know at the time of booking.

      Can I book pre and/or post accommodation?

      Yes, we can book you in for extra days at either our arrival hotel or departure hotel.

      This is up to a maximum of 2 days on either side. If for longer, we suggest you book directly with the hotel.

      Contact us at [email protected] for rates.

      I’m traveling solo, will I be the only one?

      No.

      Our trips are specifically designed for solo travelers so you will fit in perfectly.

      Some people may bring a friend but the majority will always be traveling solo.

      How do I book?

      You contact us either via the contact form on this site or by emailing us at [email protected].

      You confirm your name, your age, which country you are based in and you tell us the destination and dates you would like to join.

      We then send you an electronic invoice to collect your deposit payment.

      To reserve a spot you pay a £200 / $250 deposit and then the remaining balance must be paid by 60 days before the trip.

      If your booking is within 60 days, then you must pay the full balance at that point.

      Is the deposit refundable?

      No, the deposit is non-refundable.

      However, if you can no longer make the trip you can transfer that deposit onto any other future trip.

      Do you have payment plans?

      Yes.

      We can either split your balance into even monthly payments, or we can set it up so you can pay any smaller amounts as and when you like.

      Just let us know at the time of booking.

      Visas, vaccinations & packing lists?

      Two months before your trip you will receive a comprehensive pre-trip pack which tells you everything you need to get prepared for the trip (including info on visas, vaccinations & packing lists).

      In general, most of our guests don’t need visas to come to Peru.

      Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

      Yes.

      We cater for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and other dietary requirements. We will always make sure there are options available to you in the restaurants we visit.

      Please be aware though that there will not likely be the same range of options as you have available in your home country.

      Will I get to meet other members of the group before the trip?

      Yes.

      In the week before the trip we will create a WhatsApp group with all the people joining the trip. This is a great opportunity to connect ahead of the trip.

      Are the hotels listed on the website the actual hotels you use?

      Generally yes, it will be these hotels.

      From time to time we may need to change a specific hotel if for example it’s not available on those given dates. But in such situations, we will always replace with another hotel at the same quality.

      What’s the cancellation policy?

      The £200/$250 deposit is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel at any point, you can put this towards any future trip you book with us (in any location).

      The rest of the balance is refundable up until two months before the trip. From that point we have to start committing funds to local suppliers and so:-

      > 30-60 days before trip – 50% refund

      > 0–30 days before trip – 0% refund

      But, we also recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover you for any unexpected last-minute cancellation.

      Enquire Now

      For bookings or enquiries, complete the form below or email [email protected] 

      And if you prefer to chat to someone, you can schedule a zoom call