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Peru Odyssey

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,123

Discover the highlights of Peru in the company of a private guide on this comprehensive vacation. Explore the capital of Lima and enjoy its culinary delights before delving into Cusco and the Sacred Valley to experience the wonders of Machu Picchu. Cap off your trip with a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines.


This 8-day Peru vacation takes you from the capital Lima to the archaeological wonders of Cusco and Machu Picchu to Pisco and the Nazca Lines. Stay in premium accommodations as you explore the wonders of this South American nation.

Your Peruvian vacation begins in Lima, the capital of Peru and one of the driest capitals in the world. This fog-draped city offers up history, food, and nightlife so no matter your interests, you’ll find something to suit you here. A city tour will make sure you don’t miss the highlights of the colonial era, such as the Plaza de Armas, the city’s 16th-century heart, as well as the Larco Herrera Museum, which showcases pre-colonila art. Apart from the tour, you’re free to explore the city on your, surveying its architectural wonders and feasting on its gastronomic pleasures.

Pass from Peru’s capital to Cusco, the oldest continuously-inhabited city on the continent. If Lima is the toast of modern Peru, Cusco is its cultural heart. It served as the capital of the Inca Empire for 500 years before the Spanish invaded in the 16th century. Today, it’s a city boasting colonial buildings and vibrant city squares and boulevards at every turn. Take a city tour to explore some of the city’s historical landmarks, including the Inca ruins of Kenko and Sacsayhuaman Fortress and the colonial Cusco Cathedral.

Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping by Moray to see the remarkable amphitheatre-like bowls the Incas carved out of the hillside and Maras to see the famous salt pools. The crown jewel of the valley is Machu Picchu, the most popular archaeological site in South America and possibly the entire world. Machu Picchu has an undeniable air of mystery to it. The city remained hidden for centuries, unknown to the conquering Spaniards, until American explorer Hiram Bingham visited the site in 1911. Of course, not even a story can match the actual experience of visiting Machu Picchu itself. As you explore its dry-stone walls and sky terraces, it’ll be as if you’re walking among the clouds. Breathe in the fresh air and take it all in. This is truly one of the wonders of the world.

Return to Cusco and connect to Pisco, the picturesque town on the coast that lends its name to the famous Peruvian brandy. Opt for an excursion to the Ballestas Islands if you want to explore more of the coastline. Then fly high into the air on a trip over the famous Nazca Lines, the mysterious geoglyphs of plants and animals made centuries ago by unknown creators. View shapes of monkeys and trees from high above before landing and connecting back to Lima for your onward journey.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,123

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Day 1

Lima

On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. As most flights arrive very early morning, you will have until lunch time to catch up on sleep and or refresh yourself before heading out on an afternoon city tour of Lima.

The city tour begins with a visit to the Plaza des Armas, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Plaza is lined along two sides with shops: Portal de Escribanos and Portal de Botoneros. In the center of the Plaza is a bronze fountain dating from 1560. The plaza is also home to the Cathedral, with its splendidly carved stalls, silver-covered altars surrounded by fine woodwork, and mosaic walls bearing the coats of arms of Lima and Pizarro. Continue to the Monastery of San Francisco, famous for the Sivillian tile work and paneled ceiling in the cloisters. You will also see the old colonial streets in the center of the city. Conclude your tour with a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, famous for its collection of pre-Columbian art.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

El Pardo Double Tree by Hilton Lima

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    El Pardo Double Tree by Hilton Lima



    Double Tree is a modern hotel in Miraflores with tasteful rooms and free WIFI . Facilities include a rooftop pool with panoramic views, 2 restaurants and a gym offering yoga classes. El Pardo Double Tree is 9.7km from Jorge Chavez Airport, and 8 blocks from ...

    Double Tree is a modern hotel in Miraflores with tasteful rooms and free WIFI . Facilities include a rooftop pool with panoramic views, 2 restaurants and a gym offering yoga classes. El Pardo Double Tree is 9.7km from Jorge Chavez Airport, and 8 blocks from Larcomar entertainment center. Miraflores is a great choice for travelers interested in friendly people, shopping and food.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Fitness Centre
    • Mini Bar
    • Reception
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Tour Desk
    • TV

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Day 2

Lima to Cusco

After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your flight (not included in the trip price) to the ancient Incan Capital of Cusco. On arrival into Cusco, you are again met and transferred to your hotel before starting an afternoon walking tour of the city.

This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere includes the important landmarks of enchanting Cusco and the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca Pucara, and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. Once the center of the Inca civilization, modern Cusco is a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. During the tour you will visit Cusco's Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church and the Plaza de Armas.

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Duration1 Night
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Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel

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    Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel



    Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is the essence of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Incan City. Built on a 17th century colonial mansion, it reveals unique architectural details. Distinctive paintings, colonial sculptures and carvings around the property hearken back to the splendour of ...

    Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is the essence of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Incan City. Built on a 17th century colonial mansion, it reveals unique architectural details. Distinctive paintings, colonial sculptures and carvings around the property hearken back to the splendour of the era.

    Facilities

    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Room Service

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Day 3

Sacred Valley

Today you pass through unspoiled and picturesque Andean communities on our way to the Incan agricultural experimental center of Moray, famous for its sunken amphitheatre, made up of four circular terraces, which appear to fade away into the earth like an artificial crater. The site was apparently an Inca agricultural research station filled with fertile earth and watered by a complex irrigation system, designed for experimenting with crops at various altitudes.

Continue onto the impressive Maras salt pools formed by water emerging from a lake inside the mountain in the Urubamba Valley. An amazing view is offered of the evaporating ponds used for the extraction of salt. Learn about ancestral techniques, which are still used, in agricultural, irrigation and salt-recollection tasks, as well as in Andean festivals and rites.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness

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    Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness



    This is a very charmy hotel, it offers wirelesss internet in all areas, pools, jacuzzi, orchid pyramid, laundry, private parking, currency exchange, beauty salon, boutiques, Museum, Art gallery, movies, library and golf carts. Located at the route to Machu Picchu at the Village called Huayilabamba. ...

    This is a very charmy hotel, it offers wirelesss internet in all areas, pools, jacuzzi, orchid pyramid, laundry, private parking, currency exchange, beauty salon, boutiques, Museum, Art gallery, movies, library and golf carts. Located at the route to Machu Picchu at the Village called Huayilabamba. The deluxe room are equipped with with two queen beds or one king size bed, modern decorated, with a sophisticated minimalist style, and they overlook the gardens, inland lakes, or the colonial mansion, also they have a terrace or balcony, depending on location.

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Day 4

Machu Picchu

Hop aboard the 360 degree train to Machu Picchu. Experience a unique way to travel to Machu Picchu, exploring the Andean landscape like never before with wider and taller panoramic windows and an observation outdoor carriage including a bar. The only train in Peru with an entertainment app on board which will allow you to learn more about the train journey and the Inca civilization.

After lunch is an afternoon Guided day tour of Machu Picchu
There are two available entrances for Machu Picchu. Morning visit valid from 6:00AM to 12:00PM midday and an afternoon entrance valid from 1:00PM to 5:00PM with a maximum stay of 4 hours in each admission period. The below tour is the afternoon option.

You will be met by your guide you upon disembarking from your train, at the Aguas Calientes train station. If you are already in Aguas Calientes, your guide will meet you at your hotel reception at approximately 12 midday. He/she will then escort you to the nearby bus stop where buses transport travelers from the town of Aguas Calientes to the ruins of Machu Picchu (it's about a 20-min bus ride up to the idyllic mountain top location). On arrival at the ruins, you will begin your guided tour. You must exit the ruins by 5:00PM.

After the tour, you will exit with your guide and board the first available bus down the hill to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will continue to the Sumaq Hotel.

NOTE: Any excess luggage not required for your Machu Picchu visit will be transferred from the Sacred Valley hotel to your Cusco hotel, awaiting your return from your Machu Picchu visit.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

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    Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel



    At the foot of the imposing mountains surrounding Machu Picchu, by the banks of the Vilcanota River, stands Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. The only five-star hotel in Aguas Calientes is architecturally inspired by the enigmatic lost city of the Incas. The exquisite culinary creations of ...

    At the foot of the imposing mountains surrounding Machu Picchu, by the banks of the Vilcanota River, stands Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. The only five-star hotel in Aguas Calientes is architecturally inspired by the enigmatic lost city of the Incas. The exquisite culinary creations of the hotel's restaurant are prepared with regional ingredients and its luxury suites await you for an enchanting trip to the historical past of the Andean culture.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Currency Exchange
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 5

Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

This morning you will visit Machu Picchu for the second time and spend time exploring the ruins at your leisure. As this visit is NOT GUIDED, you will be required to present your first visit ticket. Make your way to the shuttle bus station at the south end of town near the bridge that crosses the river Vilcanota. Buses begin running from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu at 5:30AM. The ruins open at 6:00AM. No reservation for the bus is required. Your guide will assist with boarding your bus in Aguas Calientes

After ascending the multi- switch-back dirt road, you will be dropped off at the entrance to Machu Picchu. Enjoy Machu Picchu at your pace or partake in one of the following walks below. You must exit the ruins before 12 noon.

Climb Huayna Picchu (the famed peak in the ruins). This must be pre booked at the time of your Machu Picchu reservation with Goway Travel. Time spent climbing the peak would be considered part of your morning entrance ticket.

Climb Machu Picchu Mountain. This must be pre booked at the time of your Machu Picchu reservation with Goway Travel. Time spent climbing the peak would be considered part of your morning entrance ticket.

Walk to the Incan bridge - no costs. Approx. time 90 minute round trip. Not allowing for time at the bridge. Time spent trekking to and from would be considered part of your morning entrance ticket.

Walk to the Sun gate - no cost. Approx. time 2.5 hours round trip. Not allowing for time spent at the Sun Gate. Time spent trekking to and from would be considered part of your morning entrance ticket.

After your time in the ruins, you will exit and board the first available bus down the hill to the town of Aguas Calientes where your guide will be waiting to assist with boarding your train for your return to Cusco (departs approx. 4:00PM - schedules vary and subject to change without notice).

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Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel

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    Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel



    Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is the essence of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Incan City. Built on a 17th century colonial mansion, it reveals unique architectural details. Distinctive paintings, colonial sculptures and carvings around the property hearken back to the splendour of ...

    Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is the essence of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Incan City. Built on a 17th century colonial mansion, it reveals unique architectural details. Distinctive paintings, colonial sculptures and carvings around the property hearken back to the splendour of the era.

    Facilities

    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Room Service

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Day 6

Cusco to Pisco

Enjoy breakfast before being transferred to the airport for your flight (not included in your trip price) to Pisco on the Peruvian coast and the base for visits to the Ballestas Islands (extra cost), sand dune adventures (extra cost) and your flight over the Nazca Lines.

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Duration1 Night
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DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paracas

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    DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paracas



    Welcome to beautiful Paracas Beach and the Doubletree Resort by Hilton Paracas hotel. With one of the most interesting and richest ecosystems in the world, the desert peninsula of Paracas on the south coast of Peru encompasses Paracas National Reserve, two-thirds of which is water. ...

    Welcome to beautiful Paracas Beach and the Doubletree Resort by Hilton Paracas hotel. With one of the most interesting and richest ecosystems in the world, the desert peninsula of Paracas on the south coast of Peru encompasses Paracas National Reserve, two-thirds of which is water. Here you will experience Paracas attractions and Peruvian national treasures from your suite at the Doubletree Resort by Hilton hotel in Peru.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Beach Volleyballs
    • Children's Activities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities
    • Windsurfing

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Day 7

Nazca Lines then to Lima

After breakfast it is a short drive to the local airport and your air adventure over the Nazca Lines. Scattered over 500 square kilometers on an arid plateau between the Nazca River and Ingenio River, exist huge representations of geometric patterns, animals, humans figures and thousands of perfectly straight lines that go on for kilometers. The images on the ground are so huge, that the only way to fully observe them is only from the sky which is where you will find yourself.

Flying over the Nazca Desert you can marvel looking at the perfect shape of a monkey, a spider, a while, a lizard and various types of birds, including humming birds, sea birds, and the mighty Andean Condor. After the flight there is time for a quick lunch (not included) before you are transferred back to Lima by road arriving early evening at your hotel.

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Duration1 Night
Accommodation

El Pardo Double Tree by Hilton Lima

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    El Pardo Double Tree by Hilton Lima



    Double Tree is a modern hotel in Miraflores with tasteful rooms and free WIFI . Facilities include a rooftop pool with panoramic views, 2 restaurants and a gym offering yoga classes. El Pardo Double Tree is 9.7km from Jorge Chavez Airport, and 8 blocks from ...

    Double Tree is a modern hotel in Miraflores with tasteful rooms and free WIFI . Facilities include a rooftop pool with panoramic views, 2 restaurants and a gym offering yoga classes. El Pardo Double Tree is 9.7km from Jorge Chavez Airport, and 8 blocks from Larcomar entertainment center. Miraflores is a great choice for travelers interested in friendly people, shopping and food.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Fitness Centre
    • Mini Bar
    • Reception
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Tour Desk
    • TV

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Day 8

Depart

After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your onwards journeys. As most flights leave late at night we recommend speaking to your South America expert about the many day tour options for Lima such as Culinary tours, bike tours or visits to local museums and ruins. En-route to the airport you stop for dinner at the Larco Museum.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner

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DEPARTURES:

2019:  Jun 23; Jul 21; Aug 18; Sep 22

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Local Tour Escort
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Lima City Tour
  • Larco Museum visit
  • Walking tour of Cusco
  • Visits to Maras, Moray and the local community of Misminay
  • Luggage transfer from the Sacred Valley to Cusco
  • Return train to Machu Picchu,
  • 2 visits, one guided, to Machu Picchu
  • Nazca lines flight
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Local private guide services

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Requires a minimum of 6 people to operate.
Maximum Group size is 18.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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