Overview

Everything you’ve always wanted to see in Peru’s capital city, Lima, and Imperial Incan City, Cusco, together in one package. Discover Lima’s colonial past at its Historic Center, then explore the city’s most popular neighborhoods, San Isidro, Miraflores, Barranco, and Pueblo Libre. Next, relive ancient Inca history in the sublime ruins of the Sacred Valley: Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman.

What you get

  • All transfers (airports, tour sites)
  • scenic tour quitoHalf-day Lima City Private Tour
  • Roundtrip train ticket to Machu Picchu citadel
  • Bus ticket to and from Machu Picchu ruins
  • All entrance fees
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Lima
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Cusco
  • 2 nights of accommodation in the Sacred Valley
  • Free: Cooking class in Cusco
  • 1 night of accommodation in Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes)

A Sneak Peek

Lima's Historical Center
Lima's Historical Center
Maras Salt Pans
Maras Salt Pans
Moray Archaeological Site
Moray Archaeological Site
Sacsayhuaman Fortress
Sacsayhuaman Fortress
Barranco District in Lima
Barranco District in Lima
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Highlights

A private, professionally guided tour of:

Lima:

  • Historical Center
  • San Isidro District
  • Miraflores District
  • Barranco District
  • Pueblo Libre District
  • Larco Herrera Museum

Cusco:

  • The Sacred Valley:
    • Inkariy Museum
    • Chinchero Town
    • Maras Salt Pans
    • Moray Archaeological Site
    • Full-day excursion of Machu Picchu
  • Historical Center
  • Koricancha Inca temple
  • Sacsayhuaman Fortress

Day by Day

Day 1: Arrive in Lima / Transfer to Hotel

Cathedral in Lima, Peru

Welcome to Lima, Perú! At the airport, you will be greeted by a member of our team who will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your hotel, where they will assist you with check-in and provide you with all the necessary information and vouchers for your time in Peru.

You will receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel
details, our offices’ contact information and a 24-hour emergency number.

You will also receive a special welcome kit.

Overnight in Lima

Day 2: Private Lima City tour

District of Barranco

Full-day Lima City tour, Barranco, Pallas & Larco Museum (private)

On this day, enjoy a full-day guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in the “City of Kings”. In the Historical Center, see Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral, either the Religious Art Museum or the Santo Domingo Convent, and San Francisco Monastery, with its famous underground crypts.

The tour continues through the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, visiting the Central Park of Miraflores and El Parque del Amor (Love Park). You’ll also stop by the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site, which dates to the II Century AC and was considered by the Incas as a Sacred Town.

Following that, we’ll head to the district of Barranco, heart of the bohemian history of the city. Towards the end of the 19th Century, it became the favourite hangout spot for poets, writers, painters, and sculptors, who were inspired by the coastal scenery. You’ll see the most emblematic symbol of the neighbourhood is the wooden bridge, Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs).

You’ll also walk through Cajamarca, one of the most picturesque and colourful streets, where Las Pallas is located. This is a renowned repository of Peruvian handicrafts where you can admire and/or buy a great variety of artisan goods, such as tapestries and ceramics.

The tour continues over at the Larco Herrera Museum and Hacienda, where you’ll get to admire one of the best collections of pre-Columbian art in the country. You’ll also get to walk around the hacienda itself, which was built over a sacred pre-Incan site that is located in the Pueblo Libre District. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at the museum’s café.

At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Lima.

Day 3: Arrive in Cusco/Inkariy Museum

Sacred Valley snowy mountains in Peru

Transfer to Airport/(private)

Our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the Lima International Airport to board your next flight. Once you arrive in Cusco, you will be transferred to your hotel to begin your tour of the Sacred Valley.

Sacred Valley and Inkariy Museum visit (private)

On the way there, we will stop at Inkariy Museum, which guides travelers through a chronological overview of the ancient cultures  found in Peru before the arrival of the Inca Empire, including the Caral, Chavín, Paracas, Moche, among others.

Ancient experience: Visit for free Textiles Sulca, including activities for the real experience in Quipumayoc. 

Overnight in Sacred Valley.

Day 4: Private Cusco City Tour

Maras Salt Pans Sacred Valley Peru

Full-day Chinchero Village, Maras Saltpans & Moray Terraces tour (private)

This day begins with a tour of Chinchero Town. Here, you’ll get to amaze yourself with the picturesque views that surround this authentic slice of the Andes Mountains. On weekends, the main plaza of the town becomes a hub for artisans to gather and sell their wares.

Following that, we’ll head to the Maras Salt Pans. This impressive site offers visitors breathtaking views that consist of countless terraces where salt (which is extracted from nearby springs) is produced. It takes about a month for the terraces to produce thick, crystalized salt that varies in color.

Then, we prepare to admire the Moray terraces, evidence of the advanced agricultural knowledge the Incas held. It is thought that Moray was used to adapt plants to new climates through its circular terraces that create a series of microclimates at the different heights of the terraces. This technology enabled the Incas to experimentally improve a great variety of crops.

Lunch Buffet at La Feria Restaurant

After lunch, you will be transferred to the Ollantaytambo Train Station to board your train to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes). Our representative will assist you with the corresponding check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 5: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

Full-day excursion to Machu Picchu (private)

On this morning, you’ll hop aboard a bus that will take you on a 20-minute ride to Machu Picchu (3,400masl/11,15ft), or Lost City of the Incas. Here, we take a guided tour of the Citadel, probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire, with its giant walls, terraces, and ramps, which appear as though they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.

Lunch a la Carte at Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel.

In the afternoon, we return to Ollantaytambo by train. Upon arrival at the train station, you will be met by our representatives and driver for the transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 6: Cusco (Sacsayhuaman Fortress)

Koricancha in Cuzco, Peru

Half-day Cusco City tour & Sacsayhuaman (private)

Today, enjoy a guided tour of Cusco, South America’s Imperial City and archaeological capital, where you’ll admire the finest examples of Inca history and architecture. We will visit the city’s most important historical monuments: The Main Square, the Cathedral, and the Santo Domingo church, built upon the foundations of the Inca temple Koricancha, dedicated to worshiping the Sun God.

The tour continues at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, a ceremonial compound and a magnificent example of Inca military power, with a superb panoramic view of the city.

After the tour, we return to the hotel.

Spend the afternoon at leisure, enjoying activities on your own.

Also, enjoy a free: Cooking class in Cusco

Overnight in Cusco

Day 7: Transfer to Cusco Airport

Machu Picchu & Galapagos islands: Cuzco city tour

Transfer Hotel / Cusco Airport (private)

Our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to Cusco Airport to board your flight back home. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Farewell!

Conditions

  • This package, its accommodation options, entrance fees, and prices are subject to availability and changes without prior notice.
  • Prices are listed in U.S. dollars. Rates are per person and based on double occupancy. Single occupancy rates require a USD 616 supplement for 2023.
  • Published rates are valid for four-star hotels. Your destination expert can customize your package, including accommodation in five-star hotels.
  • Published rates are valid for 2023 (excluding blackout dates (Dec. 23-Jan. 2), national and religious holidays, and Labor Day (May 1)). Blackout dates may have special rates. Please verify with your Destination Expert. Restrictions may apply.
  • A deposit is required to confirm your booking. Please contact your Destination Expert for more details.
  • Does not apply to other promotions.

Not Included

  • Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary.
  • Additional costs resulting from early check-in or late check-out, if applicable.
  • Personal expenses, tips, or gratuities for guides and hotel staff.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages not included as part of the meal.
  • Additional expenses incurred at the hotel.
  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Domestic flights in Peru (Lima-Cusco). We can arrange this for you for approximately USD 350 per person, including airport tax. Rates are subject to availability. Tickets are non-refundable and non-endorsable if canceled.

Testimonial

“Paulo ensured no detail was missed and that we were comfortable and enjoyed the transit to see cultural activities. He provided excellent coordination of required travel between air, car, bus, pier, and train to include hotels, guides, and activities. When it came to our many special requests, ‘no’ was not in their vocabulary. As experienced travelers, the company exceeded all our expectations.”
– christophercdg on TripAdvisor, 29/sep/2021