Peru offers an amazing combination of history, natural beauty, mouth-watering cuisine, and warm people for an amazing value! Your Lima sightseeing features the San Francisco Monastery along with the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the Cathedral. Fly to Cusco where you will be whisked into the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will learn about the importance of the camelids in this area and see the ancient weaving techniques still in use today at Awanakancha. After time to explore the famous Indian market of Pisac, settle into your lush mountain-side hotel. Take the train through Urubamba Valley and spend a day at the impressive Machu Picchu ruins. Your tour of this ancient site reveals the many mysteries shrouded high in the clouds and rainforest. On your return to Cusco, your sightseeing tour includes visits to Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century, and the Kenko Temple.
- 6 night first class guided vacation
- 6 nights in Superior or Moderate First-Class accommodation below or similar
Lima: Pullman Miraflores Hotel
Sacred Valley: La Casona De Yucay
Cusco: The Sonesta Hotel
- 9 Meals: Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner in Cusco
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
|Feb 11-Oct 13, 2024||from $2399 tax included|
|Oct 27-Nov 30, 2024||from $2449 tax included|
|Pre-Pay Gratuities (Tour Director & Driver)||add $127 per person|
|Single Travellers||Add $506|
Note: Globus requires passport and emergency contact information with final payment.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN LIMA PERU
Arrive in Lima where you will be met by your Tour Director. Transfer from the airport to your hotel
Day 2 LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY (B/L)
Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping at AWANAKANCHA to meet local families who preserve the ancient technique of Pre-Columbian weaving using South American camelid fibers. Here is your chance to get up close to the various camelids indigenous to the region, including alpaca, llama, guanaco, and vicuña. Next, continue to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Enjoy lunch today at a local restaurant and stay overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Day 3 SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO (B/D)
Transfer to the Ollanta station and board the Expedition TRAIN for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of the mountain where Machu Picchu is located. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the PreColumbian masters of this sacred land. Later this afternoon, return by train to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
NOTE: 7-8 hours is spent in Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes region
Day 4 CUSCO (B)
This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco city tour, with visits to the Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Kenko Amphitheater, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman.
Day 5 CUSCO (B/D)
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city of Cusco. Perhaps take an optional walking tour to learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards. Visits include the imposing Cathedral and the Inca Temple of the Sun, Koricancha, which became the Spaniards’ Santo Domingo Monastery. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers for a special farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director.
Day 6 CUSCO–LIMA (B)
Fly to Lima today and begin your guided sightseeing. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable San Francisco Monastery. Free afternoon and evening.
Day 7 LIMA (B)
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Transfers to the airport for your return flight home