Wonders of Peru

with Airfare

Book By

Feb 29, 2020

Duration

Days

from USD

$1949

from CAD

$2579

 
Price Includes
  • Any advertised savings

  • International and domestic airfares

  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary

  • Shared transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary unless specified otherwise,

  • Lima City Tour

  • Sacred Valley tour

  • Return train to Machu Picchu

  • Visit to Machu Picchu

  • Entrance fees

  • English speaking guide

  • Meals as per Itinerary

Price Excludes
  • Travel insurance

  • Drinks

  • Items of a personal nature

Group Size

This small group set departure will see you joined by other travelers from around the world. Maximum group size 30.

Private tours also available upon request.

About this Trip

Guaranteed set departures, the "Explore" series of tours offer the best that each country has. Including all tours, transfers, transportation and accommodation these tours are great value.

This 9-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.

 
Discover Peru and Machu Picchu
 
 

Day 1: Lima


On arrival into Lima you will be met and transferred to your hotel. As most flights arrive early morning today is free to relax. NOTE: If arriving prior to the official start date of the itinerary the transfer is NOT INCLUDED. Please ask one of our specialists for transfer options.




Day 2: Lima


A visit to the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the "City of Kings", starting in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. The road passes a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents.




Day 3: Lima to Cusco and Sacred Valley


After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas which allows for acclimatization due its lower altitude compared to Cusco. The remainder of the day at leisure.




Day 4: Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes


A full day excursion to the Chincheros and Ollantaytambo. With an early start, you drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Chincheros. This traditional Andean town is known as 'the birthplace of the rainbow', and it has the full complement of photogenic attractions: Inca ruins, Andean village houses, an elaborate colonial church built on Inca foundations, and of course the lively weekly market. Please note: The main market day is Sunday. Other days the market is open but much smaller in scale.

Continuing down the valley and ever so slightly lower in altitude you head to the impressive archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is a massive citadel located 50 kilometers from Machu Picchu. The citadel served as both a temple and a fortress and the only battle at which the Incas held off the Spanish. You will then be transferred to the train station for train ride into Aguas Calientes near the ruins of Machu Picchu.




Day 5: Machu Picchu and return to Cusco


Awaiting you today is by far and away one of the high points in world travel - Machu Picchu!
After breakfast you board a bus that takes you to the actual Machu Picchu archaeological site. You will definitely have an experience you will never forget. The tour includes every nook and cranny of this New Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. You then return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant and, later on, board the train for the return trip to Cusco; you will stop at the Ollantaytambo Station and be picked up and driven to your hotel.




Day 6: Cusco


Today enjoy a full day at leisure. You may like to do some additional sightseeing, shopping, or simply relax.




Day 7: Onward Travel


You will be assisted with check-in for your flight back to Lima. On arrival into Lima you are assisted with you international connections home. Most flights will leave late on the night of day 8





Itinerary
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Pricing Information
 

Listed dates are day 1 of the small group tour departure from Lima. Flights from North America to meet the listed dates, can overnight and depart the day before or arrive early morning of day 1. Land tour is guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 people. Rates include international and any domestic or regional flights. Prices based on availability and subject to change. Other dates available on request. Different airlines may require a different departure date. Listed flights may include stops en-route and on return. Direct flights may be available at a higher cost. Airlines will vary based on gateways. Listed rates include all airline and airport taxes and subject to change and availability.

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