Overview

Ascend to new heights with this wonderful Peru package! Your first stop will be the city of Lima along the coast, where you’ll get to discover its most beautiful and historic features. Next up, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu (which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983) await to sweep you off your feet in traditions and history as you enjoy every minute of the journey. Following that, we’ll head to Cuzco, which will take us on a mesmerizing journey across time. Lastly, we’ll head up to the city of Puno and its Titicaca Lake – one of the highest navigable lakes in the world!

What you get

  • Airport Transfers
  • 2 nights at JW Marriott Hotel in Lima
  • Half-day Lima Cultural Tour
  • Full-day Pisac Market and Inkariy Museum Tour
  • Full-day Chinchero Village, Maras Saltpans, and Weaving Workshop Tour
  • 2 nights Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel in the Sacred Valley
  • 1 night at Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Full-day Machu Picchu Tour
  • Half-day Cuzco Tour
  • 2 nights at Palacio del Inka Hotel in Cuzco
  • 2 nights at Libertador Lago Titicaca Hotel in Puno
  • Full-day Titicaca Lake (Uros and Taquile islands) Tour
  • Roundtrip train ticket to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes)
  • Roundtrip bus ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fees for tours

A Sneak Peek

 

Historic Center in Lima, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Taquile Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Taquile Island, Peru
Taquile Island, Peru
Uros Islands, Peru
Uros Islands, Peru
Plaza de Armas in Cuzco, Peru
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Highlights

A professionally guided tour of:

Lima:

  • Historic Center
  • San Martin Plaza
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Government Palace
  • City Hall
  • Central Bank
  • Larco Herrera Museum

Sacred Valley:

  • Pisac Market
  • Inkariy Museum
  • Chinchero Village
  • Weaving Workshop
  • Maras Saltpans

Machu Picchu:

  • A majestic train ride to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu Citadel

Cuzco:

  • Plaza de Armas
  • The Cathedral
  • Santo Domingo Church
  • Sacsayhuaman Fortress
  • Qengo Amphitheater
  • Puca Pucara Fortress
  • Incan Baths of Tambomachay

Puno:

  • Titicaca Lake
  • Taquile Islands
  • Luquina Community
  • Uros Islands
  • Chullpas de Sillustani Burial Site

As well as the following additional benefits:

  • All breakfasts
  • Select lunches and dinners (on certain days)
  • Private services with local, English-speaking guides
  • 24-hour assistance on behalf of our offices in each city

Lima Cuzco Machu Picchu Puno Titicaca Lake Tour Map

Day by Day

Day 1: Arrive in Lima / Transfer to Hotel

Ruins in Lima, Peru

Welcome to Lima! Our representative will meet you and you’ll take a transfer to the JW Marriot Hotel where they will assist you with check-in and provide you with all the information and vouchers you will need for your time in Peru. Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: Lima City Tour

Lima artist street in Peru

On this day, you’ll experience a half-day tour of Lima’s historic center: Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, the Santo Domingo Convent, and the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank, which displays various eras of Peruvian art.

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, at which point you are to spend the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight in Lima.

Day 3: Transfer to Airport / Arrive in Cuzco / Sacred Valley Tour

Sacred Valley Plaza in Peru

Our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and it’s off to the airport to catch your flight to Cuzco. Once you arrive in Cuzco, you’ll begin your tour of the Sacred Valley.

Today we visit the Sacred Valley’s Pisac Market, where regional artisans gather to exchange, buy, and sell products. You’ll have plenty of time to explore and barter for all the typical handicrafts from this area.

Afterward, we’ll visit the Inkariy Museum, where you’ll learn about the most important pre-hispanic cultures of Peru.

Box lunch is included on this day.

At the end of the tour you will be transferred to the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.

Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour

Sacred valley mountain views in Peru

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.

Afterward, you’ll visit the home of artist and master weaver Nilda Callanaupa, where Peruvian textiles – recently believed to be a generation away from extinction – are making a surprising comeback. Here, you’ll enjoy a highly educational weaving demonstration that will include wool spinning techniques, natural dyes, and traditional patterns.

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.

On this day, you’ll have a delicious Andean lunch at Piuray Lake.

At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel. Overnight in Sacred Valley.

Day 5: Machu Picchu Tour

Machu Picchu Ruins in Peru

On this morning, you’ll be transferred to the train station to hop aboard an amazing train ride to Machu Picchu.

Once the train arrives in Aguas Calientes, a 20-minute bus ride to the Lost City of the Incas is followed by a guided tour of the Citadel’s Main Plaza, Circular Tower, Sacred Sun Dial, Royal Quarters, and Temple of the Three Windows.

A box lunch will be served on this day.

In the afternoon, a shuttle bus will take us back to Aguas Calientes where you’ll be transferred to Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu. Dinner will be had here. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 6: Morning at leisure in Aguas Calientes / Transfer to Cuzco

Locals in Peru with traditional dress

On this morning, you’ll be free to explore the town of Aguas Calientes on your own.

In the afternoon, you’ll board the return train. Upon arriving at the train station, you’ll be greeted by a member of our team who will assist you with your transfer to the Palacio del Inka Hotel in Cuzco.

Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 7: Cuzco Tour

Koricancha in Cuzco, Peru

Today, enjoy a guided tour of Cuzco, the Imperial City, and admire the finest examples of Inca history and architecture. Walking along the city’s stone streets is perhaps the best way to discover why this is regarded as the archaeological capital of South America.

Afterward, we’ll head up to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, a ceremonial compound and magnificent example of Inca military power, complete with panoramic views of the city.

At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to the Palacio del Inka Hotel, at which point you will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 8: Transfer to Airport / Arrive in Puno / Transfer to Hotel

Puno City and Titicaca Lake, Peru

One of our team members will meet you at the hotel’s frontdesk to assist you with your transfer to Cuzco’s airport to board your flight to Puno. Once you arrive at the Inca Manco Capac in Juliaca, another one of our team members will be there to assist you with your transfer to your hotel, located on the edge of Titicaca Lake. Once there, you’ll be free to spend the rest of your day as you please. 

Overnight in Puno.  

Day 9: Titicaca Lake Tour

Uros Islands in Titicaca Lake, Peru

Early in the morning, you’ll be picked up to begin an unforgettable day at Titicaca Lake. Upon arriving at the docks, we’ll board a motorboat that will take us to Taquile – an island populated by indigenous Quechua residents which, over the course of the past decades, have developed a unique social system, allowing for many of their ancestral traditions to be kept intact, one of which is weaving! 

At the end of our visit, we’ll head to the Chucuito peninsula, where we’ll get to experience the Aymara de Luquina community. Here, you’ll also get to marvel at the mesmerizing views of Titicaca Lake as you enjoy a delicious buffet lunch complete with traditional fare. 

At the end of the day, we’ll visit the Uros floating islands, the inhabitants of which are referred to as the “water tribe.” This tribe built their communities out of totora reed, which is an endemic plant that grows in Titicaca Lake.  

After thiswe’ll head back to your hotel. Overnight in Puno.  

Day 10: Transfer to Airport / Chullpas de Sillustani / Farewell!

Sillustani Burial Site in Peru

On this day, one of our team members will meet you at the hotel’s front desk to assist you with your transfer to the Inca Manco Capac Airport in Juliaca.  

On our way to the airport, we’ll get to visit the famous preIncan burial site known as Chullpas de Sillustani, which was used by the Ayamara tribe to bury its important leaders. Umayo Lake, which is located right by this visitor site, will give you the chance to admire the scenic views of this region before you finally head off to the airport for your flight to Lima. 

Upon arriving at the airport in Lima, another member of our team will be present to assist you with your flight back home. 

Safe travels! 

Conditions

  • Rates valid for 2019 (except blackout dates)
  • This package, its accommodation options, tours, and prices are subject to availability and changes without prior notice.
  • Deposit per person is required
  • Credit card payments are exempt from additional fees
  • Breakfasts and taxes are included for hotels
  • Rates based on double occupancy, for a single quote please contact your Destination Expert.
  • Rates listed are for adults. Please ask your Destination Expert for rates for children under 12 years old.
  • Restrictions may apply

Not Included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses (late checkout, laundry, gifts, etc)
  • Meals not described in the program