Peru, South America
Location
9 Days
Duration

Peru Adventure

Welcome to Peru, South America!

ROUTE: Lima, Arequipa, Colca, Puno, Cusco, Lima

DURATION: 9 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to historical sites/monuments
  • Bike tour of Lima’s art district
  • Visit colonial Lima’s downtown and Larco Museum
  • Cusco city tour with visits to the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun and the Main Square
  • Half day horseback riding Cusco & nearby ruins
  • Mountain Bike Moray-Maras Highlands of the Sacred Valley
  • Full day excursion to Machu Picchu with train ride
  • Visit Magic Water Circuit, the biggest fountain complex of the world
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Please inquire
DELUXE:
  • Lima – Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, superior room
  • Cusco – Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco, superior room
  • Sacred Valley – Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley , superior room
  • Aguas Calientes – Casa Del Sol Boutique Hotel, standard room
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

 Included: 

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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1

Day 1 Arrival in Lima

Upon arrival at airport in Peru, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Overnight: Lima

2

Day 2 Lima

Activities:

  • 10:00 HALF DAY GREEN BIKE – BARRANCO’S ART – Visit the boheme area of the city, a place where the most remarkable artists, such as Chabuca Granda, Mario Vargas Llosa and Abraham Valdelomar, have lived since the eighteen century.
  • Ride near the houses of the most remarkable artists, learn about their stories, visit galleries, go shopping to Pórtico, Las Pallas and Dédalo.
  • 14:30 HALF DAY VISITING THE CITY AND LARCO MUSEUM –  Visit colonial Lima’s downtown: go around the Main Square, where you can find the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Metropolitan City Hall, historic and traditional buildings. Then, get to know Santo Domingo church and monastery, a XVII century jewel, recognized as cultural heritage by UNESCO. The tour goes on to the modern district of San Isidro. Finally you will visit Larco Museum, the most complete private collection of treasures from Old Peru that makes visitors discover, understand and enjoy more than five thousand years of ancient Peru’s history through more than 45,000 pieces.

Overnight: Lima – (B)

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Day 3 Lima - Cusco

Activities:

  • At appropriated time, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cusco. Arrival to Cusco, assistance and transfer to the hotel.
  • HALF DAY CITY TOUR & SAN BLAS – The tour will show us the impressive colonial city, built over the foundations of Incan palaces. Visit the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, where you will be able to appreciate the magníficent building work; and the Main Square, where we will visit the Cathedral, with crafts on carved wood and altars. Lastly, visit to the neighborhood of San Blas, where the best artists live since colonial times.
  • Rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Cusco – (B)

4

Day 4 Cusco

Activities:

  • HALF DAY HORSEBACK RIDING CUSCO NEARBY RUINS – CRIOLLOS HORSE – On this excursion, you are going to experience something special: a day of horseback riding around the outskirts of the city of Cuzco. You start off at Sacsayhuaman Fortress built of enormous stone blocks expertly shaped by the Incas. It is strategically located at the top of a hill overlooking the city of Cuzco. What a view of the city! From there, you will ride to the Qenqo archaeological complex, enjoying the lovely countryside and learning a bit more about the Incan past. The ride continues to two other important Incan religious archaeological centers, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, through which you will have an interesting guided tour.
  • Afterwards, you will board the bus that takes you back to your hotel.

Overnight: Cusco – (B)

5

Day 5 Cusco

Activities:

  • HALF DAY TOUR: MOUNTAIN BIKE MORAY-MARAS HIGHLANDS OF THE SACRED VALLEY – We will pick you up from the hotel and drive on route to the Sacred Valley until you will arrive to Chequerek in the Highlands of the Sacred Valley. Once there, you will test the bike and have a safety talk about the route with a specialist guide. After that, you will begin your trip on bicycle along a hilly track toward the experimental Agricultural Site of Moray and there you will have a short visit. The journey will then continue toward the town of Maras, then you will ride downhill all the way to the Salineras of Maras (Salt mines). After visiting the Salineras, we will have a 30-40 minute descent to Pichingoto in the Sacred Valley, crossing the Urubamba River; our private bus will be waiting for us.

Overnight: Cusco – (B)

6

Day 6 Cusco

Activities:

  • At appropriated time, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • FULL DAY EXCURSION TO MACHU PICCHU INCLUDING LUNCH –  Awaiting you today is by far and away one of the high points in world tourism: Machu Picchu. Your adventure starts on a train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes, where you will disembark and then board a bus that drives you to the actual Machu Picchu archaeological site, where you will definitely have an experience you will never forget. You will discover this new 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site; afterwards, there is some free time for you to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Cusco – (B, L, D)

7

Day 7 Cusco

Activities:

  • MACHU PICCHU NEXT DAY VISIT – Second entrance to Machu Picchu – includes round trip bus ride; does not include guide or lunch.
  • Morning is free to visit the Machu Picchu archeological complex on your own.
  • Board the train for your return trip; you will stop at the train station indicated in your ticket where you will be picked up and driven to your hotel.

Overnight: Cusco – (B)

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Day 8 Cusco - Lima

Activities:

  • At appropriated time, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima. Upon arrival, assistance and transfer to hotel.
  • MAGIC FOUNTAINS & LARCO MUSEUM BY NIGHT WITH DINNER –  Visit the impressive the Guinness record Magic Water Circuit, the biggest fountain complex of the world. The main fountain is the Magic Fountain, which ejects a water jet getting up to 80 meters. We recommend The Tunnel of Surprises, about 35 meters long and with public access; the fountain of children, with an irresistible water system to play with; or the Fountain of the Reverie Labyrinth that will make you discover a maze formed by water walls with different effects. After this you will visit Larco Museum, which offers an inspiring collection of treasures from ancient Peru. Learn, discover, and enjoy more than five thousand years of Peru’s history through more than 45,000 artifacts having a lovely dinner on the museum’s restaurant.

Overnight: Lima – (B)

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Day 9 Depart Lima

Departure: At appropriated time, transfer to the airport – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: Peru, South America
Area (SQ KM): 1,285,216
Population: 30,444,999
Capital: Lima
Language(s): Spanish, Quéchua (both official); Aymara; many minor Amazonian languages
Religion: Roman Catholic , Seventh-Day Adventist, Christian
Currency: Peruvian sol - PEN
Time Zone: GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) – 5 GMT
Electricity: 220 V
Phone Country Code to Call (Peru, South America): 51


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