Peru Explorer 8 Days 7 Nights

Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
04/22/2017-04/22/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
05/13/2017-05/13/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
06/10/2017-06/10/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
07/08/2017-07/08/2017 $1900.00 $1200.00 $3100.00 $720.00
08/12/2017-08/12/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
09/09/2017-09/09/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
10/07/2017-10/07/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
11/11/2017-11/11/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
12/09/2017-12/09/2017 $1900.00 $1200.00 $3100.00 $720.00
Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl  
04/22/2017-04/22/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
05/13/2017-05/13/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
06/10/2017-06/10/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
07/08/2017-07/08/2017 $1900.00 $1200.00 $3100.00 $720.00
08/12/2017-08/12/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
09/09/2017-09/09/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
10/07/2017-10/07/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
11/11/2017-11/11/2017 $1900.00 $900.00 $2800.00 $720.00
12/09/2017-12/09/2017 $1900.00 $1200.00 $3100.00 $720.00

Day 1 | USA - LIMA, PERU   

Board your international flight to Lima and begin your journey to explore Peru. Arrive in Lima in the late evening today or early morning next day. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival for a good rest.

Day 2 | LIMA  B,DH

Your tour starts with a visit to downtown around the noon time. Arrive at the Main Square, where Lima was first founded as "The City of Kings," in 1535, and then as capital of the Republic of Peru, in 1821, when the country became independent from the Spanish Crown. There you see the Presidential Palace and the Lima Cathedral, apart from the Aliaga House, an ancient viceregal house delivered by Francisco Pizarro to his captain Jerónimo de Aliaga, after the foundation of the city, and its construction started in 1535. You then go to San Francisco Convent Church, which has an enviable collection of old books and it is possible to visit an authentic network of catacombs. When you finish the visit to the built-up area, a World Heritage listed by UNESCO, you will visit the modern Miraflores and San Isidro Districts, ending the tour at the Love Park, located in front of the ocean, which shows a spectacular sight of Lima's Bay.

Day 3 | LIMA - CUSCO  B,DH

A transportation service with a representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for a short flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, meet the local guide and transfer to your hotel. On the way you will be informed about the attractions and services that the city has to offer. Dinner at hotel. It is advised that you rest well on the day of arrival in Peru and drink plenty of water to allow your body to acclimatize in its high altitudes.

Day 4 | CUSCO - SACSAYHUAMAN - QENQO - PUKA PUKARA - TAMBOMACHAY - CUSCO  B,DS

Start your tour with a visit to the Koricancha, also known as the "Temple of the Sun", the construction of which was used as base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. This is when the Sun (Inti, in Quechua) was worshipped during the Inca Empire and at the time of the Incas its walls were fully covered with gold sheets and its courtyards were planted with golden corn and life-size llamas. The Inti Raymi Festival, which worships the Sun, is reenacted on June 24 of each year, during the winter solstice. You then go to the Cathedral, the most important building on the Main Square and one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America. Its construction started in 1560 and lasted almost a century. You then visit the Sacsayhuamán Fortress, an emblematic work of the Incas, which protected the Holy City. Conceived and built by Inca Pachacútec in the 15th century, The Sacsayhuamán Complex was built with megalithic blocks, which transportation and construction continue to be a mystery. Next you go to Qenqo, an archaeological complex mainly used for religious purposes, and it is believed that agricultural rituals took place there. You will finally visit the vestiges of Puka Pukara. which means "red fortress". It was an architectural complex presumably used for military purposes and it is believed that the Incas entourage used it while they rested at Tambomachay. Dinner at a local restaurant, enjoy the best panoramic view of Cusco's Main Square, the traditional music and folk dances together with international buffet cuisine. Note: On the train journey to Machu Picchu, you will be limited to one piece of luggage weighing no more than 11 ponds and a total dimension (length + width + height) of 62 inches. You may keep excess luggage at the hotel in Cusco City. But, keep your personal necessities and valuables with you at all time!

Day 5 | CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY  B,L

Your tour will start going to the Sacred Valley, where you will visit Awanakancha, a farm of South American camelids and textiles showroom, where local families show the entire traditional process of weaving and making garments. You will then visit the Pisac, a town shaped as a partridge, which is known for two reasons: the craft market established between colonial buildings, and for housing one of the most impressive complex of agricultural terraces of the valley. The market has stands that exhibit and sell products manufactured by the residents of the area. You will then have lunch at the agreed restaurant and will arrive in Ollantaytambo, a typical example of the urban planning of the Incas, whose residents still live in accordance with their old traditions. Inca Pachacutec (1438-1471) conquered the town, destroyed it and built a new one, absorbing it as part of his empire. The Ollantaytambo Fortress is a huge archaeological complex which, although it bears the name of fortress, it was actually a tambo, a leisure city used to accommodate the delegations that traveled long distances. Without a doubt, it is one of the most monumental works of the Inca Empire.

Day 6 | SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO   B,L

Transfer to train station. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to Aguas Calientes in approximately two hours. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu pueblo" and is the last stop before the entrance to the remains of the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes there are the railway station, a crafts market, restaurants and accommodation of different categories for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early. Finally, after a short transfer you will reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec (1438 - 1572). Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy an unforgettable guided tour throughout the Citadel. In the afternoon return to Cusco by train.

Day 7 | CUSCO - LIMA  B,D

A transportation service with a guide will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and transfer you to the airport. Enjoy local specialty cuisine for dinner at a fine local restaurant.

Day 8 | LIMA - USA  B

After breakfast free time at leisure until a transportation service with a representative transfers you from the hotel to airport.

All Five Star Hotels For Your Comfort

  • 7 Nights deluxe hotel accommodation

Comprehensive Sightseeing & Extras

  • Excellent bilingual (English and Chinese Mandarin speaking) tour manager throughout the tour in Peru

Fine Dining

  • Daily breakfast at hotel

  • 2 Lunches and 4 dinners as specified in itinerary 

Travel Protection

  • Train tickets Ollanta – Machu Picchu – Ollanta in Vistadome Class
     

  • Airport group transfer-in and transfer-out in Lima

  •  Air-conditioned coach touring