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Wonders of Peru

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,279

MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Spend some time in cosmopolitan Lima, enjoying the vibrant energy and fantastic cuisine. A stop in culture-rich Cusco and the Sacred Valley is the perfect lead up to a visit to the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, a top highlight on any trip to wondrous Peru.


This 7-day Peru vacation starts in Lima, one of South America’s oldest colonial cities. Then discover life before the Conquistadores, visiting the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and Machu Picchu.

Often unfairly dismissed as a mere entry and exit point for Peru, Lima offers much more to any visitor willing to explore its historic streets. You’ll visit Miraflores, a popular tourist area, plus the Historical Centre, Main Square, the Palaces of the government and Archbishop, and Huaca Huallamarca, a pyramid that even predates the Incas. You’ll also visit the Santo Domingo Convent, and tour the Archbishop’s Palace, which is filled with art works dating back as far as the 1500’s.

Fly to Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After some time to acclimatise to the altitude, take a full day to explore Chincheros and Ollantaytambo. In Chincheros, immerse yourself in local culture, admiring Inca ruins, Andean village houses, and the colourful local market. Visiting the citadel of Ollantaytambo, let your imagination take you back to the Inca’s only known victory against a Spanish siege.

Time to visit the centrepiece of your trip, majestic Machu Picchu. This Inca city lay abandoned and unseen by outsiders for centuries, until its rediscovery in the early 20th century. Today, it is one of the world’s ‘must-see’ attractions, but this has diminished none of its mystery or wonder. The scenic Vistadome Train takes you Aguas Calientes, where you’ll transfer to a shuttle bus to visit the main site. Your tour takes you through the ruins in detail, uncovering their original functions and stories – at least, the ones we know so far. There are still many questions surrounding Machu Picchu, and you’ll have plenty of time to contemplate them before returning to Cusco.

Take a day at leisure in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca world and one of South America’s great cultural destinations, before returning to Lima for your departing flight.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,279

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Day 1

Arrival in Lima

Upon arrival in Lima, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Here, a trip representative will present you with a documentation kit including detailed program information, and assist with your luggage and hotel registration.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Pullman Lima Miraflores

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    Pullman Lima Miraflores



    Pullman Lima Miraflores Hotel is in the exclusive district of Miraflores, positioned near shops, gardens, and providing easy access to beaches and the Larcomar Shopping Center. The hotel has 237 rooms and suites, an executive floor, 6 meeting rooms, 2 restaurants, and gym and a …

    Pullman Lima Miraflores Hotel is in the exclusive district of Miraflores, positioned near shops, gardens, and providing easy access to beaches and the Larcomar Shopping Center. The hotel has 237 rooms and suites, an executive floor, 6 meeting rooms, 2 restaurants, and gym and a pool on the rooftop overlooking the sea.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wellness Center
    • WI-FI

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Day 2

Half-Day City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Following breakfast, set on a half-day exploration of Lima. You will visit the modern and colonial parts of Lima, known as The City of Kings, starting at the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, and passing along a “huaca” or sacred pre-Inca site, before heading to the Historic Center. There, you will walk along some of the most historically important streets of the city, leading to the Plaza de Armas, where you will have some time to take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. You will also have the chance to take a peek into an iconic building that has served Lima’s citizens for centuries and continues to be an important landmark. Then you will visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo, an astonishing building with colonial style. After exploring the Historical Center, you will head towards the Larco Museum, which houses the incomparable Treasures of Ancient Peru private collection.

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Day 3

From Lima to Cusco

After breakfast and coinciding with your flight to Cusco, you will be transferred to Lima airport. Suggested flight (subject to change): LA2047 LIM/CUZ 0930- 1053 (not included, extra cost). Once in Cusco, enjoy the charm of this beautiful colonial city that was built upon the remains of amazing Inca buildings. Not to miss: Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), the Cathedral, and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. This afternoon is left at leisure to help adjust to the elevation, though an optional evening activity to visit the San Pedro Market and Ruins can be arranged; please speak to your Destination Specialist for more information.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco

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    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco



    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms …

    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms in the original structure of the hotel feature surviving colonial frescoes unearthed during renovation.

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    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant

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Day 4

From Cusco to the Sacred Valley

Once breakfast is finished, you will set out in the direction of the Maras salt mines, an amazing place where the finest salt in the world is extracted. On the way, you will make a stop at the Raqchi viewpoint, from where you will have an impressive view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then, you will visit the Misminay community. Upon arrival, the villagers will give you a warm welcome with music and typical dances. There, you will be able to learn about the Andean families' lifestyle by sharing some of their daily activities with them. Then, you will enjoy a delicious and traditional lunch prepared with local products. You will continue with a visit to Moray, a fascinating archeological site with huge concentric terraces, which the Incas used as a botanical laboratory.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
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Casa Andina Premium Collection Sacred Valley

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    Casa Andina Premium Collection Sacred Valley



    Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley is a mountain chalet-styled retreat with panoramic Andes views from every room and every angle; it breathes an air of tranquillity and relaxation. Unique among Sacred Valley hotels, it contains a full-service spa, a domed planetarium and observatory, and …

    Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley is a mountain chalet-styled retreat with panoramic Andes views from every room and every angle; it breathes an air of tranquillity and relaxation. Unique among Sacred Valley hotels, it contains a full-service spa, a domed planetarium and observatory, and gourmet restaurant and bar. The 85 inviting, spacious rooms overlook the property and extensive gardens, and feature either private balconies or sunny sitting areas. Located between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, the hotel is perfectly positioned for easy access to the valley's abundant attractions and Machu Picchu.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Medical Services
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 5

The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Cusco

Enjoy another hearty breakfast before setting out to visit indomitable Machu Picchu. To begin, you will board the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu (timetables are subject to confirmation). Upon arrival, prepare to visit one of the most striking wonders of the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to nearby Aguas Calientes for lunch, and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip to Ollantaytambo, then transfer back to Cusco.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco

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    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco



    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms …

    Casa Andina Premium Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. Several rooms in the original structure of the hotel feature surviving colonial frescoes unearthed during renovation.

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    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant

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Day 6

Cusco

Today is yours to do as you please. Feel free to explore the former Incan capital on your own, or perhaps consider an active adventure to visit the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. Though only an excursion for those in good physical shape, this full-day trip brings you to a place of unique, rugged natural beauty. Alternatively, perhaps consider making a reservation to dine in one of Cusco's outstanding restaurants like Ciccolina. Optional (additional cost): Full-day excursion to Rainbow Mountain (minimum of 2 guests are required to operate - please speak to your Destination Specialist for more information).

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Day 7

Farewell

After an incredible exploration of the land of the Inca's, you will be transferred to the Cusco airport to catch your outbound flight (flight not included).

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DEPARTURES:

2024: 6; February 10; March 9; April 13; May 4, 25; June 8, 29; July 13; August 3, 31; October 5; November 9; December 7

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodations in Lima
  • 3 nights in first-class accommodations in Cusco
  • 1 night in first-class accommodations in the Sacred Valley
  • Small group tour of modern and colonial Lima (max 16 guests)
  • Small group tour of Maras, Moray and Misminay Community (max 16 guests)
  • Small group tour of Machu Picchu (max 16 guests)
  • Expedition train to and from Machu Picchu
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 2 lunches

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Transfers on days before or after official start & end days
  • Tours listed as optional
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is not a fully escorted tour. Local English-speaking guides are used in each different location. This small group tour is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 passengers. For your comfort, the maximum group size is capped at 16 travelers. We have enhanced our sanitization and safety protocols to encourage physical distancing. Full passport information is needed at the time of booking to confirm the rail tickets to Machu Picchu. There is a baggage limit for the train to Machu Picchu of 1 bag or backpack with a maximum weight of 5kg / 11lbs

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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