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Discover the vibrant culture and fascinating history of Peru and it’s ancient Inca Empire. Explore Lima, the gastronomic capital and sample its iconic ceviche. Uncover the mysteries of the Sacred Valley and the Inca capital of Cuzco before exploring Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World, for an unforgettable bucket-list experience.

Inclusions
  • Roundtrip airfare to Lima
  • 7 night guided vacation
  • 7 nights in 3-star hotels (upgrade to 4-star available)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Internal flights: Lima – Cuzco, Cuzco – Lima.
  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes on board the Expedition Train.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
2024 Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg
May 10, 13 from $2629
Jun 11, 12, 18 from $3929
Jul 2, 16 from $2929
Aug 19, 26, 27 from $2729
Sep 26, Oct 15, 16, 22, 28 from $2429
Nov 23, 26, Dec 2, 9 from $2229
Single Supplement add from $350 more
Upgrade to 4-star hotels: add from $200 more
Calgary: add from $400 more

Price is per person based on double occupancy.
Dates, prices and promotion are subject to change without notice.
Other departure cities are available – please call for more details!

Not Included: Baggage fee, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

Day 1: Canada – Lima

Arrive at your Canadian departure airport ready to check in for a flight to Lima. Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru, situated on the Pacific Coast. Transfer to the hotel, and spend the rest of the day exploring the city’s colonial streets and magical plazas at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.

Day 2: Lima (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent. Start by exploring the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the older parts of the city. Visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo and walk to the Plaza de Armas to admire the exquisite colonial architecture that surrounds it. Finally, stop in the Parque del Amor, where you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Peruvian coastline. Overnight stay in Lima.

Optional visit to the Larco Museum ($): visit this private museum of pre-Columbian art to explore the history and culture of Peru through an array of outstanding collections of art pieces.

Optional dinner at Huaca Pucllana($): a famous establishment in Lima ideal to enjoy the best of Peruvian gastronomy in a one-of-a-kind setting that includes views of a pre-Inca pyramid.

Pack of 3 optional excursions ($): make the most of your trip to Peru by adding to your experience a pack of three great optional excursions that include a full day excursion to the Sacred Valley, a dinner and unforgettable show at Tunupa Cuzco and entrance to the Larco Museum.

Day 3: Lima – Cuzco – Sacred Valley (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cuzco. Arrive in Cuzco, the former Inca capital, and transfer to the Sacred Valley, on the way stop at Museo Sulca (no guide, only driver) and savour the opportunity to explore this living museum, where ancient customs and traditions have been preserved across the centuries. Watch local communities creating beautiful handmade textiles and soak up the beautiful views, unchanged by time. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the lively immaculate scenery of this iconic region. Overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

Day 4: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, an exciting day awaits you in Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to the village of Ollantaytambo to travel by train to Aguas Calientes* (Machu Picchu village) and enjoy the beautiful green mountain scenery along the way.
Once there, transfer by bus to the ancient Inca city of the Citadel for approximately a 2:30h visit which may take place in the morning or afternoon depending on availability. Enjoy the spectacular views of this Peruvian treasure built in the 15th century at an altitude of more than 2000 meters.
Return by bus to Aguas Calientes and, depending on the return train schedule, you will have free time to explore the town at your own pace. Travel by train back to Ollantaytambo, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

Note: The reservation includes a standard category train (Expedition train or Voyager train). You have the option to add a supplement to travel on a higher category train (360º train or Vistadome train) in the next step of the booking process.

Important: In order to offer this tour, it is the passenger’s responsibility to send us a copy of his/her passport at least 55 days in advance; otherwise, we cannot guarantee the visit to Machu Picchu (tickets are limited and subject to availability).

Day 5: Sacred Valley – Cuzco (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off towards Cuzco, with the opportunity to enjoy the optional Sacred Valley excursion along the way, to experience the best of the region. Arrive in Cuzco and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, enjoying the lively plazas at night. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

Optional Essence of the Sacred Valley Excursion ($): Visit Chinchero and the PARWA Centre, to appreciate the colourful traditional textiles. Next, visit the church of Chinchero before heading to the Racchi panoramic viewpoint for a fantastic view across the valley. Explore Ollantaytambo and its Inca fortress. Lunch and ‘Boleto Turisitco’ included granting entrance to the Sacred Valley and surrounding sights.

Day 6: Cuzco (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on a fascinating half-day tour of Cuzco. Begin in the iconic Plaza de Armas, and visit the Cathedral. From here, walk to the Koricancha Temple, an impressive ancient Inca palace, in honour of the Sun God. Today, a Dominican church stands on the site. Finally, visit the lively San Blas neighbourhood, known for its artists, shops and artisan workshops. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, soaking up the atmosphere of the city and sampling the local cuisine. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

Optional dinner at Tunupa Museo Restaurant ($): A perfect occasion to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the heart of Cusco, with magnificent views of the Plaza de Armas and a lively and colorful show with live music and traditional dances.

Day 7: Cuzco – Lima (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Lima.

Day 8: Lima – Night on board (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight* back to Canada. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

 

 

Optional Tours
(Price is per person based on double occupancy)


Day 2: Visit to the Larco Museum

Price: from $46
A must-see attraction in Lima, the Larco Museum is a privately owned museum of pre-Columbian art. Trace the history and culture of Peru as you walk through this historic gallery!

Day 4: Upgrade to a Panoramic Train
Price: from $184
Explore the landscape with panoramic windows and an open-air observatory car where you can enjoy all the beauty of the landscape. This upgrade can be either to the 360ª Train or to the Vistadome, depending on availability.

Day 5: The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and ‘Boleto Turisitco’)
Price: from $130
Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley including Ollantaytambo, PARWA Traditional Textiles Centre and Chinchero. Lunch and BTCP included.

Day 6: Dinner at Tunupa Museo Restaurant
Price: from $64
Restaurant located in the heart of the Inca city of Cusco, it offers an impressive view of the Plaza de Armas with a dinner-show from 7:45pm to 9:00pm where you can enjoy typical music and dances, traditional of the area.

Day 8: Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant
Price: from $140

A night to remember at this famous Lima establishment. Enjoy elevated Peruvian dishes in an elegant setting, with views of a pre-Incan stepped pyramid.
What’s included: Transfers.

Day 2/5/6: Pack of 3 Optional Excursions: Sacred Valley, Dinner Show & Larco Museum
Price: from $204
Make the most of your time in Peru with this great value pack of three optional excursions including a full-day Sacred Valley excursion, an unforgettable dinner and show at Tunupa Cuzco and entrance to the Larco Museum!

  • Entry requirements
    • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Peru.
  • Important Notes
    • You will be able to carry 1 piece of luggage per person weighing a maximum of 5kg. on board the train.
    • To access the citadel of Machu Picchu, you can bring a personal bag that does not exceed 40x35x20cm. In case it exceeds the indicated measurements, you will be able to keep it during the visit for a price of approx. 2$ per bag. Please note that it is forbidden to enter with plastic bottles or bags.
    • We strongly recommend you consult your healthcare provider regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287