Lima’s Main SquareVisiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru Closeup details of the Plaza de Armas in CuscoCreole Soup, Peruvian CuisineUros Islands on Lake Titicaca

Lima’s Main Square

Visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru

Closeup details of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco

Creole Soup, Peruvian Cuisine

Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca

Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the enchanting city of Lima, brimming with Spanish architecture and pre-Spanish treasures
  • Tantalize your taste-buds at one of Lima’s many “cevicherías” or popular street food stands
  • See firsthand how the indigenous locals make handicrafts and textiles in true pre-Columbian style
  • Delve into the typical Inca community of Ollantaytambo with its steep stone terraces
  • Enjoy a mind-blowing journey through the Lost City of the Incas – Machu Picchu as you explore Peru’s most important archaeological site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
  • Take in the mystifying history and culture in Cusco, the center of the Inca Empire
  • Marvel at the snow-covered peaks of the Andes as you traverse the Peruvian highland to reach the highest point in La Raya
  • Explore the Uros Island and Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca
  • See the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art in Lima’s Larco Archeological Museum


Itinerary

Day 1 - FRI I LIMA

Welcome to Lima and your Best of Peru adventure! Upon arrival at the airport in Lima you will be transferred to your hotel. Museums, archaeological sites, lush greenery and beautiful beaches, a bustling boardwalk and lively nightlife -- come discover the modern metropolis of Lima! A current day Latin American culinary hub, take time to tantalize your taste-buds at one of the many “cevicherías” or popular street food stands.

Day 2 - SAT I LIMA

Today you will enjoy a tour of Lima. See the Plaza de Armas with its colonial government buildings including the Palace, the town hall, and the cathedral. After that you will visit the beautiful San Francisco monastery with its collection of religious art and catacombs. Visit the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, then head to Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum to see the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art. (B)

Day 3 - SUN I LIMA I CUSCO I SACRED VALLEY

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, visit the Chinchero community, featuring remains of the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui as well as colonial temples. On Sundays a colorful and lively market fascinates people with its variety of handicrafts and textiles made in true pre-Columbian style. Transfer to “El Mirador de Racchi” for a splendid view of the Sacred Valley. Then, enjoy lunch before contiinuing to your hotel. (B, L)

Day 4 - MON I SACRED VALLEY

This morning opt for an optional tour after breakfast. In the afternoon, tour the typical Inca community of Ollantaytambo. Stone terraces rise from the edge of town leading up to its fortress’ ruins at the top of the hill. A stone stairway leads up through the terrace walls, allowing you to step out onto them. One of the area’s best-preserved spots sits north of the Hanan Huacaypata square featuring an area of 15 blocks of houses built on top of carved stone walls. (B)

Day 5 - TUE I SACRED VALLEY I MACHU PICCHU I CUSCO

This morning you will be transfered to Ollantaytambo train station. Our adventure starts on a train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes, then it’s on to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu archaeological site. You will never forget this mind-blowing journey through the history of the Inca civilization. Explore Peru’s most important archaeological site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Return by bus and train to Ollantaytambo station. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco. (B)

Day 6 - WED I CUSCO

This morning, begin with a half day city tour of Cusco. Explore the center of the Inca Empire, the Plaza de Armas and see the cathedral built on the ruins of the ancient Inca Palace. Next, stop at the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings. Proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a ruins site located approximately 3 km above Cusco that boasts fabulous views over the city. Afterwards visit the surrounding ruins. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure. (B)

Day 7 - THU I CUSCO I PUNO

Your full day included bus tour from Cusco to Puno leads through the Peruvian highland along the snowcovered peaks of the Andes, passing small villages, and reaching its highest point in La Raya. On route you will visit the town of Andahuaylillas, the ruins of Racchi, and the small town of Pucara. Lunch in a typical restaurant is included. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival in Puno, known as the “Folklore Capital of Peru.” (B,L)

Day 8 - FRI I PUNOI LIMA

In the morning, transfer to Puno’s dock and depart to the Uros Islands on Titicaca Lake. The Uros are 40 small floating islands made of packed totora (reed), located within the Titicaca National Reserve. The Uros live just as their ancestors did, maintaining their customs. Continue by boat to Taquile Island where you can shop for high-quality, hand-woven items and enjoy lunch. Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Lima and to your hotel upon arrival. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - SAT I LIMA TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight home, brimming with amazing memories of your Peruvian adventure to share. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast, 3 lunches & 1 box dinner
  • All transfers and services via shared services with English-speaking guide
  • Half day city tour of Lima including Larco Museum
  • Visit of the Chinchero community and the market
  • Half day excursion to the Ollantaytambo Ruins
  • Round trip train to Machu Picchu
  • Visit to Machu Picchu
  • Half day tour of Cusco and nearby archaeological site
  • Full day excursion to Uros & Taquile including lunch
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Cusco

Xima| hotels in Cusco Peru

Xima

2 Nights / Comfort
Xima Cusco Hotel is a short walk from Cusco's main square and just in front of Cusco's largest craft market. It offers m...

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Aranwa Cusco Boutique| hotels in Cusco Peru

Aranwa Cusco Boutique

2 Nights / Style
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is the essence of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Inca city. Built in a colonial mans...

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Lima

Casa Andina Private Collection| hotels in Lima Peru

Casa Andina Private Collection

3 Nights / Style
A heated swimming pool with a waterfall, a collection of Peruvian artwork and colonial antiques and a chef-designed menu...

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OR

La Hacienda Miraflores| hotels in Lima Peru

La Hacienda Miraflores

3 Nights / Comfort
La Hacienda Miraflores Hotel is strategically located in the heart of Miraflores, just 20 minutes away from Jorge Chavez...

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Sacred Valley

Aranwa Sacred Valley| hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Aranwa Sacred Valley

2 Nights / Style
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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Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado Hotel| hotels in Sacred Valley Peru

Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado Hotel

2 Nights / Comfort
Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley resembles a refuge in the mountains, with fabulous views of the Andes from ...

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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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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.
    Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Intra flights, Local Peruvian Departure taxes, local airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses and other items not mentioned above are not included.

Departures & Rates

HOTELS/STARTING FROM PRICES VALID THRU NOV. 2019

*All services are on private basis with the following exceptions:
Day 7 - transfer Cusco/Puno on regular seat-in-coach basis
Day 8 - excursion to Uros & Taquile on regular seat-in-coach basis

This program can also be booked on a private car basis with daily arrivals*

   Double  Single
 Travel in Comfort  $2,999  $3,539
 Travel in Style  $3,369  $4,249

Travel in Comfort

2019

Date Double Single
January 04 $2139 $2639
January 18 $2139 $2639
February 01 $2139 $2639
February 08 $2139 $2639
March 15 $2139 $2639
March 29 $2139 $2639
April 26 $2139 $2639
May 10 $2139 $2639
May 24 $2139 $2639
June 07 $2139 $2639
June 28 $2139 $2639
July 05 $2139 $2639
September 06 $2139 $2639
September 20 $2139 $2639
October 11 $2139 $2639
November 15 $2139 $2639



Travel in Style

2019

Date Double Single
January 04 $2569 $3429
January 18 $2569 $3429
February 01 $2569 $3429
February 08 $2569 $3429
March 15 $2569 $3429
March 29 $2569 $3429
April 26 $2569 $3429
May 10 $2569 $3429
May 24 $2569 $3429
June 07 $2569 $3429
June 28 $2569 $3429
July 05 $2569 $3429
September 06 $2569 $3429
September 20 $2569 $3429
October 11 $2569 $3429
November 15 $2569 $3429


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