Llamas at first light at Machu Picchu, PeruPachacamac near Lima Peru with view of shanty towns in the backgroundCusco, Peru the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Plaza de Armas at twilight.Lake Titicaca Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) in La Paz, Bolivia

Llamas at first light at Machu Picchu, Peru

Pachacamac near Lima Peru with view of shanty towns in the background

Cusco, Peru the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Plaza de Armas at twilight.

Lake Titicaca

Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) in La Paz, Bolivia

Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the modern cities and natural wonders of Peru and Bolivia
  • Delve into Lima’s old-world capital brimming with Spanish architecture and pre-Spanish treasures
  • Tantalize your taste-buds at Lima’s cevicherías or popular street food steak skewer stands
  • Discover Pisac archaeological site showcasing the largest complex of agricultural terraces of the Inca Empire
  • Travel nearly 8,000 feet above sea level and venture on to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru’s most important archeological site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
  • Marvel at the Temple of the Sun, fortress of Sacsayhuaman, and archeological complex of Quenqo in Cusco
  • Visit Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca
  • Climb the Inca “Grand Stairs” and taste water of the Sacred Fountain on the Bolivian Lake Titicaca’s Sun Island
  • Journey on to Moon Island and the Inca Sun Virgins Temple Iñak Uyu in Bolivia


Itinerary

Day 1 - SUN I LIMA

Welcome to Peru! Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Lima and enjoy the remainder of your day to explore the city at your own pace. Museums, archaeological sites, lush greenery and beautiful beaches, a bustling boardwalk and lively nightlife -- come discover the modern metropolis of Lima! A true current day Latin American culinary hub, take time to tantalize your taste-buds at one of the many “cevicherías” or popular street food steak skewer stands

Day 2 - MON I LIMA I CUSCO I SACRED VALLEY

Embark on a city tour starting in the city’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings in Spanish architectural style. See Lima’s Cathedral; the Casa Aliaga colonial mansion; Larco Museum that features a pre-Hispanic collection of objects and is situated on a pyramid from the VII century; and "Love Park" in the scenic coastal district of Miraflores. Later, fly to Cusco and transfer to your hotel in Sacred Valley. (B)

Day 3 - TUE I SACRED VALLEY I PISAC I OLLANTAYTAMBO I SACRED VALLEY

Start your day at Pisac market, featuring alpaca textiles, musical instruments, paintings, carvings, necklaces, and replicas of old Inca pieces. Next, explore the Pisac archaeological site showcasing the largest complex of terraces, an agricultural masterpiece of the Inca Empire. After an included lunch, visit Ollantaytambo, one of the most remarkable complexes of the Inca Empire and a typical example of Inca urban planning. Overnight in Sacred Valley. (B,L)

Day 4 - WED I SACRED VALLEY I MACHU PICCHU I CUSCO

A once-ina- lifetime experience awaits you today in Machu Picchu, Peru’s most important archaeological site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Take the train to Aguas Calientes. Then it’s on to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture situated on a mountain ridge nearly 8,000 feet above sea level that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then back to Cusco. (B,L)

Day 5 - THU I CUSCO

Start today’s Cusco city tour visiting the Coricancha, or “The Temple of the Sun,” that was once covered in gold. Visit the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas. Continue on to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, where during the winter solstice, the Inca feast of IntiRaymi is recreated each year. Next, visit the archeological complex of Quenqo. Then see the PukaPucara, or "Red Fortress," an architectural complex of alleged military use. The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure. (B)

Day 6 - FRI I CUSCO I PUNO

After breakfast, board your deluxe motor coach which will take you from Cusco to Puno, making stops in some fascinating places. Visit the districts of Andahuaylillas with its beautiful baroque Church. Then on to Raqchi for a visit to the Temple of Wiracocha. Enjoy a delicious Andean buffet for lunch at a local restaurant. Your next stop is La Raya, the highest point en route and the last stop before reaching Puno. (B,L)

Day 7 - SAT I PUNO (LAKE TITICACA) I MOON & SUN ISLAND I HUATAJATA

After breakfast we depart for Copacabana located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Visit the shrine and the Dark Indian Virgin. Continue by Hydrofoil cruise on Lake Titicaca to Moon Island and visit the Sun Virgins Temple. Continue to Sun Island. Climb the Inca “Grand Stairs” and taste the water of the Sacred Fountain, believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Savor lunch at Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant. Continue to Moon Island and the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu.” Overnight in Huatajata. (B,L)

Day 8 - SUN I HUATAJATA I LA PAZ

Proceed to the Bolivian capital La Paz, where we will have a half day city tour. You may then explore this marvelous city on your own or participate in an optional excursion. By day you can opt for a half day tour to the Archaeological site of Tiwanaku. Discover Tiwanaku (1.580 BC-1.000 AD), the magnificent ruins of Bolivia and one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. In the afternoon a half day city tour of La Paz and Moon Valley is offered showcasing pre-Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic rites. Overnight at your selected hotel in La Paz. (B)

Day 9 - MON I LA PAZ TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and transfer to the La Paz airport for your flight home. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodations for 8 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast & 4 lunches
  • All transfers and tours are private except on Lake Titicaca
  • City tour of Lima
  • Full day tour of Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo
  • Round trip train to Machu Picchu
  • Full day Machu Picchu with lunch
  • Half day tour of Cusco and nearby archaeological site
  • Tour of Lake Titicaca
  • City tour of La Paz and Moon Valley
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Huatajata

 Inca Utama Hotel & Spa| hotels in Huatajata Bolivia

Inca Utama Hotel & Spa

1 Night / Comfort
On the most panoramic shore of Lake Titicaca is located the ?Inca Utama Hotel & SPA?, a different hotelier concept d...

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La Paz

Casa Grande Hotel| hotels in La Paz Bolivia

Casa Grande Hotel

1 Night / Style
Surrounded by majestic mountains, CASA GRANDE HOTEL is located in the heart of the South, the residential district of th...

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OR

Hotel Europa| hotels in La Paz Bolivia

Hotel Europa

1 Night / Comfort
Europa boasts a full range of spa facilities and is located a 17-minute drive from El Alto International Airport, in Bol...

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Sacred Valley

Tambo Del Inca| hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Tambo Del Inca

2 Nights / Style
With a privileged location in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the luxurious Tambo del Inka is the only hotel in Urubamba...

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OR

Aranwa Sacred Valley| hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Aranwa Sacred Valley

2 Nights / Comfort
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness is built on the banks of the Vilcanota River, on the lands of an old colonial ...

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Cusco

Libertador Cusco| hotels in Cusco Peru

Libertador Cusco

2 Nights / Style
Hotel Libertador Cusco is located within the historical center of the city, occupying the fabulous "Casa de los Cuatro B...

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OR

Novotel Cusco Hotel| hotels in Cusco Peru

Novotel Cusco Hotel

2 Nights / Comfort
The centrally located Novotel Cusco hotel is the perfect base for exploring this historic city and the surrounding area....

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Lima

Jose Antonio Hotel | hotels in Lima Peru

Jose Antonio Hotel

1 Night / Comfort
Located in the exclusive district of miraflores (a residential & commercial area) three minutes away from the pacifi...

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OR

JW Marriott Lima| hotels in Lima Peru

JW Marriott Lima

1 Night / Style
Treat yourself a memorable hotel experience in Peru at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima, ranked among the top 25 hotels in Sou...

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Puno

Hotel Jose Antonio Puno| hotels in Puno Peru

Hotel Jose Antonio Puno

1 Night / Comfort
Featuring a restaurant, Hotel Jose Antonio Puno offers accommodations in Puno. Free WiFi access is available....

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OR

Libertador Puno| hotels in Puno Peru

Libertador Puno

1 Night / Style
The hotel is 45 minutes from the Manco Capac airport. Guests can stay in any of the 123 rooms, make use of the business ...

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods. Visa is required for US citizens traveling to Bolivia.
    Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Services and meals not listed in the itinerary, beverages during the meals, hotel extras, personal expenses and tips for guides, drivers and waitresses, as well as local flights within South America are not included.

    NOTE: A 2-night extension is available and very highly recommended to Bolivia’s amazing Salt Lake (the largest Salt Flat on Earth) in Uyuni! See page 31 and call for details.

Departures & Rates

HOTEL/STARTING FROM PRICES VALID THRU DEC. 2019


Travel in Comfort

2019

Date Double Single
January 13 $1899 $2369
January 27 $1899 $2369
February 10 $1899 $2369
March 10 $1899 $2369
March 24 $1899 $2369
March 31 $1899 $2369
April 14 $1899 $2369
April 28 $1899 $2369
May 05 $1899 $2369
June 02 $1899 $2369
July 07 $1899 $2369
July 21 $1899 $2369
August 11 $1899 $2369
September 08 $1899 $2369
October 06 $1899 $2369
November 03 $1899 $2369
December 01 $1899 $2369



Travel in Style

2019

Date Double Single
January 13 $2759 $4159
January 27 $2759 $4159
February 10 $2759 $4159
March 10 $2759 $4159
March 24 $2759 $4159
March 31 $2759 $4159
April 14 $2759 $4159
April 28 $2759 $4159
May 05 $2759 $4159
June 02 $2759 $4159
July 07 $2759 $4159
July 21 $2759 $4159
August 11 $2759 $4159
September 08 $2759 $4159
October 06 $2759 $4159
November 03 $2759 $4159
December 01 $2759 $4159


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