About this tour
Travel Date Days Price Sat, Jan 21, 2017 8 days $2,069.00 CAD
Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city set high in the Andes mountains. The area surrounding Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail and the lively city of Cusco, is also rich in Incan sites as well as hiking, rafting and mountain-biking opportunities.
Lima was the bastion of Spanish South America from its founding in 1535 until the independence of the South American republics in the early 19th century. You will see the historical side as well as the modern side of the city. You will also learn about the importance of the alpaca (llama) for Inca cultures as well as the ancient weaving techniques. On this guided TOUR, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct.Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.
Day 1: ARRIVE LIMA, PERU
Arrive in Lima, where you will be met by your Local Host.
Day 2: LIMA
Your included city TOUR focuses on Lima’s rich colonial history as well as the modern city. Lima was the bastion of Spanish South America from its founding in 1535 until the independence of the South American republics in the early 19th century. See the Cathedral, where the remains of Francisco Pizarro are sealed in a wooden coffin and San Francisco MONASTERY with its eerie burial crypts.
Day 3: LIMA - CUSCO
Fly to Cusco high in the Andes. Your guided TOUR visits the Santo Domingo MONASTERY, previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. It is said it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. In the Plaza de Armas, see the Cathedral before taking a short drive outside the city to the ruins of SACSAYHUAMAN with its intricate stone walls, amphitheatre of KENKO, and the Red Fortress of PUCA PUCARA.
Day 4: CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY
Today, a short drive into the Sacred Valley of the Incas brings you to AWANAKANCHA, where you will learn about the importance of the alpaca (llama) for Inca cultures as well as the ancient weaving techniques. Continue, to the market town of PISAC. Handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry can be bought here at bargain prices. At the other end of the valley is OLLANTAYTAMBO. Here, some of the finest examples of Inca masonry can be seen.
Day 5: SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU
Board a TRAIN bound for MACHU PICCHU and cut a path through the Sacred Valley to this “Lost City of the Incas,” discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. On a guided TOUR, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. For hikers, a brisk one-hour walk leads to the Sun Gate, the ancient entrance used by the Incas
Day 6: MACHU PICCHU - SACRED VALLEY - CUSCO
A morning at leisure in MACHU PICCHU allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu. Return to Cusco this evening, where your Local Host can recommend dining options for your free night.
Day 7: CUSCO - LIMA
Fly to Lima, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 8: LIMA
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
• Accommodations as per itinerary
• Local host in Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu
• Sightseeing with a local guide and inside visits
• Transfers as per itinerary; transfers to/ from intra-vacation flights
• Buffet breakfast daily.
• Airport taxes
• Visa fee (if applicable)
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Any tipping and gratuities
• Tour prices based on per person, twin shared room.
• A single supplement is available. Please contact us for more details.
• Travel insurance is available at an additional cost and is highly recommended.