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Destination

Peru

Duration

8 Days

Price

From $4,498 pp

Experience the magnificence of Machu Picchu and soak in the utter grandeur of the Inca Empire on this exclusive tour of the world’s most enigmatic country. In sheer comfort and style, you will delve into the depths of antiquity while encountering a vibrant culture that offers absolutely unique possibilities. Stroll through the bustling Indian Market and head towards the captivating salt terraces at Maras for a shimmering spectacle. Board the luxurious Hiram Bingham Train and savor the stunning sights and exciting sounds of live Peruvian music as the train winds its way to legendary Machu Picchu. Make your way up sheer cliffs to the astounding Machu Picchu, the heart of a lost empire. Linger by the mysterious ruins, soaking in the harmonious beauty of the surrounding scenery. Explore fascinating cultural museums and monuments in Cusco and Lima, where ancient history and modern culture so naturally mingle. Passionate guides will accompany you on this fascinating journey as you discover the mysteries and breathtaking sights of the ancient Inca Empire.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Lima
  • Lima - Airport Transfer (Arrival)
Belmond Miraflores Park - Junior Suite Ocean View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Lima
  • Lima - Half Day City Tour
Belmond Miraflores Park - Junior Suite Ocean View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Lima - Sacred Valley
  • Lima - Airport Transfer (Depart)
  • Cusco Airport - Sacred Valley Transfer (Arrival) (2hrs)
Rio Sagrado Villas & Spa - Deluxe Terrace Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Sacred Valley
  • Sacred Valley Tour
Rio Sagrado Villas & Spa - Deluxe Terrace Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) - Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo Train Station Transfer
  • Belmond Hiram Bingham Train Ollantaytambo Station - Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Belmond Guided Exploration
Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge - Superior Room
Half Board
Day 6
Machu Picchu - Poroy Station - Cusco
  • Machu Picchu Morning at Leisure
  • Belmond Hiram Bingham Train - Poroy Station
  • Poroy Station - Cusco Transfer
Palacio Nazarenas - Junior Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Cusco
  • Cusco City Tour & Ruins
Palacio Nazarenas - Junior Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Cusco - Lima
  • Cusco - Airport Transfer (Depart)
  • Half Day Larco Museum - Lima Airport Transfer

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.

Belmond Miraflores Park - Ocean View Deluxe Junior Suite

Day 2
Lima

Enjoy a tour of colonial and modern Lima as you visit diverse touristic sites. Your day begins with a visit to Main Square where the Government Palace is located. After exploring this area, an unforgettable visit to Lima's splendid Colonial Cathedral will follow. The Cathedral contains 14 stunning side chapels as well as the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador of Peru. The tour continues with a visit to San Francisco Church and Monastery which display the finest examples of high Spanish Baroque dating back to 1629. The complex was built over underground catacombs, which were used as cemeteries during colonial times.

A visit to the residential areas of San Isidro, with attractive city parks such as El Olivar, as well as a visit to Miraflores, a modern district with lush gardens, bustling avenues, chic cafes and restaurants will culminate the tour. Return transfer back to hotel provided.

Belmond Miraflores Park - Ocean View Deluxe Junior Suite

Day 3
Lima - Sacred Valley

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

Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, you will be greeted by our local Travelous English-speaking representative who will escort you to the Sacred Valley. The transfer from (11,200 ft) to Sacred Valley (nearly 2,000ft lower) is approximately two hours.

Enjoy your afternoon at leisure as you acclimatize to the high altitude in the Valley of the Incas. The Sacred Valley will charm you with its pleasant climate, fertile lands and spectacular views surrounding picturesque communities. Travelous encourages you to relax and relish a traditional Coca or Muna infused tea.

Rio Sagrado - Deluxe Terrace Room

Day 4
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 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.

Rio Sagrado - Deluxe Terrace Room

Day 5
Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) - Machu Picchu

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

Board the Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train as your journey to Aguas Calientes station. Upon your arrival, you will board the 30-minutes shuttle bus to the Machu Picchu citadel.

Enjoy a guided 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.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge - Superior Room

Day 6
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 Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train as your journey to Poroy station.

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

Palacio Nazarenas - Junior Suite

Day 7
Cusco

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.

Palacio Nazarenas - Junior Suite

Day 8
Cusco - Lima

Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to the Cusco airport .

A private guide will greet you at Lima airport and your final tour of Lima will begin upon arrival.

The guide will accompany you on a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum. The Museum showcases remarkable chronological galleries that provide an excellent overview of 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century, built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, it is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Museum features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection. Larco is one of the few museums in the world where visitors may enter the storage area with its 45.000 classified archaeological objects. Its masterpieces are considered worldwide icons of Pre-Columbian art.

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance at Lima 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.

Belmond Miraflores Park

Set in Miraflores, one of Lima"s most exclusive residential areas, Belmond Miraflores Park is an all-suite hotel offering breath taking views out to sea. Its state-of-the-art facilities, spacious suites and pampering services make the hotel the perfect place to stay. This luxury hotel combines personalised service, exceptional dining and indulgent facilities to create the perfect base from which to explore. Colonial architecture, superb museums with Inca gold and Pre-Columbian antiquities, and glamorous shops, bars and restaurants are all just moments from the hotel.

Ocean View Deluxe Junior Suite are located on floors 4, 5, 6 and 7; they feature amazing ocean views, 1 king or 2 twin beds, sitting area and bathroom with separate tub and shower, plus sauna.

Rio Sagrado

Set on the banks of Urubamba River, Belmond Rio Sagrado is built in natural materials to resemble an authentic Andean village. Guests will enjoy a heated swimming pool and ample gardens as well as savour fresh produce in the restaurant. Some inviting alternatives include local Sacred Valley massages, or spending a few soothing minutes feeding the hotel's baby alpacas.

Each Deluxe Terrace Rooms is unique and offers stunning views over the Urubamba River and across the Sacred Valley. Constructed from natural stones and wood, the Deluxe Terrace Rooms come with one King or Queen Size bed, or twin Double Beds.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It offers guest exceptional easy access from early morning to late afternoon. Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is located within the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and voted one of the New Wonders of the World. It sits almost 2,500 metres above sea level. The hotel and citadel are a short bus ride away from the town of Aguas Calientes and 80 kilometres from Cusco.

Each ecologically-friendly room is a cosy sanctuary. Wake up early and be just steps away from the lost city. Some Superior Rooms offer a patio where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the peaceful Lodge courtyard. Guests will also enjoy LCD satellite TV and wireless internet.

Palacio Nazarenas

Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square, this former palace and convent emerged from years of restoration to become one of the city's most exclusive hotels.Step past walls of Inca stones into a cloistered courtyard with an ancient fountain at its heart. Then be surprised as contemporary Cusco comes to the fore: a fabulous spa, the city's first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine.This intimate urban retreat has just 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and with its own private bar where guests can create drinks accented with fresh ingredients grown at and around the hotel.

King-size or twin beds, located in the historic area of hotel, marble bathroom with separate tub and shower, small dining table and chairs, small sitting area. Other features include 24hr butler service, satellite TV, and wireless internet.

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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