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Destination

Peru

Duration

9 Days

Price

From $2,998 pp

Gaze in wonder as the early morning mist genlty clears and a fiery sun rises over the majestic Machu Picchu, casting its golden light on the mysterious lost city of the Incas. Sail through the clear blue waters of the massive Lake Titicaca and explore the floating islands of Uros, home to indigenous people who will reveal their intriguing ways of life. Discover the fortress of the legendary Chief Ollantay where tales of forbidden love and extraordinary defeats still linger. All of these unique sites are for your eyes to behold as you make your way through the mystical country of Peru, with passionate local guides by your side. Marvel at the beauty of Lima, the City of Kings, proudly displaying absolutely elaborate colonial buildings and lush avenues. Dive into the archeological legacy in Cusco where Warriors Square and Korikancha Temple offer profound insights into a rich culture with deep historical roots. In this fascinating land, you will come face to face with ancient mystery, thriving local traditions, vibrant cultures and exquisite cuisine. Experience Peru, the land of the Incas!

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Lima
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Lima - Cusco
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
  • Cusco City Tour & Ruins
Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Cusco - Sacred Valley
  • Pisac & Moray Ruins, Maras Salt Terraces & Chinchero Market
Casa Andina Private Collection Valle Sagrado - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) - Machu Picchu
  • Ollantaytambo Train Station Transfer
  • Vistadome Valley Train - Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Machu Picchu Guided Exploration
El Mapi - Superior Deluxe
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Machu Picchu - Poroy Station - Cusco
  • Morning at Leisure
  • Vistadome Train - Poroy Station
  • Poroy Station - Transfer (Arrive)
Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Cusco
  • Cusco at Leisure
Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco - Superior Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Puno
  • Transfer Cusco - Puno
Casa Andina Private Collection Puno - Superior Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Puno
  • Full Day Uros & Taquile
Casa Andina Private Collection Puno - Superior Room
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Juliaca
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Lima

Welcome to Lima International Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by your local Travelous representative who be holding a sign with your name printed on it. Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel for overnight.

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores - Superior Room

Day 2
Lima - Cusco

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking escort to Lima airport.

Upon arrival at the Cusco Airport, transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to your hotel.

In the early afternoon, enjoy a private city tour of Cusco city and its surrounding ruins. This captivating city tour begins with a visit to Cusco's Main Square, known in Inca times as "Huyacaypata" or "The Warrior's Square." This was the location of key political and cultural events in Cusco's history. The next stop is the great Cathedral, which was built between 1560 and 1664 with large stones of red granite taken from the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Next, tour the gold-plated Korikancha Temple, the most important temple dedicated to sun worship. Afterwards, continue to the ruins above Cusco: Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.

Casa Andina Premium Cusco - Superior Room

Day 3
Cusco - Sacred Valley

Bask in the glory of the Sacred Valley through a full-day tour of its alluring attractions. Visit the Pisac Ruins, set high above the valley (9,700ft), by patterned fields and rimmed with terraces, the stone work and panoramas from Pisac ruins are quite striking. Continue to Maras Salt Terraces glistening salt mines where local communities extract salt from these mines that have been in use since pre-Columbian times. Visit the archaeological site of Moray. The Andean terraces, built on retaining walls filled with fertile soil and watered via a complex irrigation system, offered more than 250 different types of vegetables and cereals, such as corn, quinoa and kiwicha.

Next is Chinchero, a vibrant community nestled in the mountains. Its main attraction, however, is its Sunday Market, which was originally dedicated to the barter of produce by the people of the valley, today it is a hub of pulsating activity of color and movement with its range of produce, handicrafts and textiles made in pre-Columbian style.

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas - Superior Room

Day 4
Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) - Machu Picchu

Transfer to Ollanta Station from the Sacred Valley with private vehicle and English speaking assistance.

Travel to Aguas Calientes on board the Vistadome Valley Train, accompanied by your private guide. Upon arrival, board the 30-minutes shuttle bus to the Machu Picchu citadel.

Enjoy a private exploration of Machu Picchu, a citadel considered to be one of the most extraordinary examples of landscape architecture in the world, re-discovered in 1911 by the explorer Hiram Bingham. Located in an enclave on the saddle of a mountain, overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba River, in an area of lush tropical forest, it served as a place of worship, a site for star-gazing and a private hacienda of the family of the Inca Pachacutec. It consists of two main areas: one agricultural and the other urban, which is noted for its sacred zone with its temples, squares and royal tombs.

After the tour, you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes town, escorted by your private guide.

El Mapi - Superior Deluxe

Day 5
Machu Picchu - Poroy Station - Cusco

Enjoy a leisurely morning to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace. Travelous encourages you to return to Machu Picchu for a magical morning sunrise and the chance to climb Huayna Picchu.

The Machu Picchu ruins are limited to only 2,500 visitors per day between 6am and 2pm, while the Huayna Picchu hike is limited to 400 people per day. The 400 visitors are divided into two groups that depart at different times in the morning. The first group departs between 7-8am, while the second group departs between 10-11am. It is necessary to book the Huayna Picchu hike well in advance.

Board the Vistadome train as you journey to Poroy station located 20 minutes from Cusco.

Transfer in private vehicle from Poroy Station to Cusco for overnight.

Casa Andina Premium Cusco - Superior Room

Day 6
Cusco

Today, you will have a free day to explore Cusco at leisure and take in the enthralling cultural, historical and architectural possibilities that the city offers.

Casa Andina Premium Cusco - Superior Room

Day 7
Puno

Enjoy a scenic full day journey from Cusco to Puno (12,421ft) with guided visits of several cultural gems en route.

Visit the crowned jewel of the Andahuaylillas District, San Pedro Apostol Church, a beautiful building displaying Baroque and Mestizo architecture, an architectural style that originated in Cusco. This church is known as the " Sistine Chapel of the Americas" because of its rich decoration and baroque frescoes.

Continue to Raqchi, the archaeological site includes a temple built by the Incas to worship the god Wiracocha. This magnificent edifice is made of stone and clay is 92 meters long and 25 meters wide and dates back to 200 BCE.

After lunch near Sichuan, continue along to La Raya, the midpoint between Puno and Cusco and the area with the highest altitude during the trip. On this mountain pass, marvel at the vastness of the snowy landscapes and the distinctiveness of local fauna (llamas, alpacas and vicuna). It also is the meeting point of two ancestral cultures, the Quechua and Aymara. La Raya, at 14,000ft, displays unique scenery that is specific to the area and different from that in Puno. Visit Alcra Pukara Museum located 140 miles north of Puno, in a town inhabited by native people who are highly involved in the production of ceramic crafts. The museum showcases a series of intriguing objects that have been found in the exploration of this center.

Casa Andina Premium Puno - Superior Room

Day 8
Puno

Explore the wondrous Uros and Taquile Islands of Lake Titicaca by boat.

The tour begins with a visit to Uros Islands, a group of 40 big island-like packs made of floating totora reeds. These islands are located within the Titikaka National Reserve, where the Uros, dwellers of the lake, continue living like their ancestors did, preserving their customs and culture but above all, their own system of communal life.

You will then navigate towards Taquile Island, another enchanting island in the middle of the enormous Lake Titicaca. Visiting Taquile Island, catch a glimpse of the exceptional customs and traditions of the indigenous inhabitants and an understanding of how native peoples manage to sustain themselves so far away from the modern world.

Casa Andina Premium Puno - Superior Room

Day 9
Juliaca

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance at Juliaca Airport. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you again in Peru.

Peru is a country of exceptional natural beauty, with a wide range of places and activities available. Every city, whether on the coast, the mountains or the jungle, offers visitors a wide range of individual landscapes, sounds, colors and tastes. Peru is also known as the land of the Incas, an incredible civilization that learned how to tame its geography and live in harmony with the rivers, the Sun, the rain, the ocean, the mountains and the cold dryness of the Andes, adapting to their surroundings and surviving thanks to Mother Earth's gifts. Travel back in time to ancient civilizations and share the great cultural heritage of the Peruvian people.

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Strategically located in the heart of Miraflores, Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores provides all the facilities and services of a first class hotel with a contemporary design and an unmistakable local style. Features include an exquisite contemporary art collection, along with valuable colonial antiques that decorate the rooms and common areas. The hotel has 148 rooms distributed among 18 floors. Facilities offered include fitness Center, sauna, swimming pool, event rooms, corporate facilities, internet center, Wi-Fi available, ATM, parking and valet parking.

The Superior room offers one Queen, one King, or two Full Size beds as well as a desk or breakfast table. Some of the many amenities the room offers include soundproof windows, air conditioning, heat, and flat LCD TV screens.

Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Casa Andina Premium Cusco is located in a beautiful eighteenth century mansion. Its majestic colonial patios invite you to live an authentic Cusco experience, in a space ful of beauty and history. It is located just 4 blocks away from Cusco's main square, an ideal location for exploring the delights of the Imperial city.

The Superior Room offers one King or two Full Size beds as well as a desk or breakfast table. Some of the many amenities the room offers include a coffee kit, heat, and LCD TV screens.

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas

Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley resembles a refuge in the mountains, with fabulous views of the Andes from all rooms. This is a cozy hotel and has a local inspired design with rustic details. Services offered include complementary Wi-Fi Internet (in public areas), Internet center, Fitness Center, sauna, and spa.

The Superior Room offers one King or two Full Size beds as well as a desk or breakfast table. Some of the many amenities the room offers include a coffee kit, heat, and LCD TV screens.

El Mapi

Step into the contemporary and cozy confines of El MaPi, amidst the hustle and bustle of Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly Aguas Calientes), where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and glimpse a peculiar perspective. Discover an efficient, lively and people-friendly atmosphere; you are welcomed along with other guests expecting an unfussy, down-to-earth break. Relax in a pleasant and wholesome ambience after your enlightening visit to Peru's most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.

Superior Deluxe Rooms offer panoramic windows and blackout curtains, Twin or King size beds, tight-focus reading light, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, direct TV, safe-box, telephone, bedside table, armchair, reading lamp and full size mirror.

Casa Andina Premium Puno

Casa Andina Premium Punois nestled on the shores of The Titicaca Lake and enjoys a spectacular location with stunning views of the highest navigable lake in the world. It is a hotel of 45 rooms, with internet center and complimentary Wi-Fi available.

The Superior Room comes furnished with one King, two Full Size, or three Full Size beds, as well as a breakfast table. Guests in the Superior Room will also enjoy a balcony and amenities such as a coffee kit, safety box, hair dryer, and bathtub.

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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