Your 14-day Peru for seniors tour will combine famous cultural highlights and enchanting secluded wildlife. Your South America adventure will fill with the aromas of coca tea in the Andean Altiplano to the calls of the macaws in the Amazon Rainforest. Travel to secluded villages, enjoy the wild ambiance of untamed jungle, and embrace the captivating view architecture of Machu Picchu to capture the dream of the perfect Peru vacation.
Lima – Touchdown and Luxurious Seaside Dinner
As your plane glides to a halt at the Jorge Chávez International Airport, you will be met by private transport and escorted to your luxury hotel in the heart of Lima. Frenzied traffic will ebb and flow as eager taxi drivers sound their horns and effortlessly maneuver around stalled cars. Locals will stroll down beautiful landscapes of green public parks along Peru's sparkling Pacific coastlines, and other pedestrians may follow the tantalizing aromas of freshly grilled anticuchos skewers, which are marinated in vinegar and garlic spices.
You will bump along the cobbled streets of post-colonial downtown until the glimmering white skyscrapers of Lima's opulent Miraflores neighborhood begin to emerge. Soon, you will arrive at your luxury accommodation and be welcomed by the friendly hotel staff. Once you have had time to settle in, you will step out of your hotel for some self-guided, city exploration. You can meander down the alluring coastlines and dig your toes into the soft, sandy beaches at the water's edge. Then, you can choose from a number of fine dining options with sun-kissed patios that overlook the water. Finally, you can cheers to an unforgettable two weeks in Peru with the country's own pisco sour, which is a smooth, frothy liqueur.
At sunset, you can amble through Parque del Amor where light, coastal breezes may waft through the air as acoustic duets strum romantic melodies in the distance. This will be a perfect introductory experience to Peru.
Lima – Tour of City Highlights and Museo De Sitio Parque De La Muralla
Paracas – Scenic Boat Cruise to Ballestas Islands National Reserve
Puerto Maldonado – Woodland Hike and Riverboat Cruise in the Amazon Jungle
Puerto Maldonado – Eye-Opening Visit to Tambopata Research Center
Puerto Maldonado – Amazon Birdwatching and Thrilling Zipline
Lake Titicaca – Uros "Floating Island" Tour and Reed-Weaving Culture Class
Cusco – Tour of City Highlights and Lively Local Markets
Cusco – Up-Close Look at the Tambomachay and Saqsaywaman Ruins
Sacred Valley – Trek to Maras, Moray, and Chinchero Culture Class
Sacred Valley – Glimpse of Ollantaytambo and Scenic Train Ride
Aguas Calientes – Famed UNESCO Machu Picchu Ruins and Hot Springs
Aguas Calientes – Famed UNESCO Machu Picchu Ruins and Huayna Picchu
Lima – Scenic Train Ride and Connecting Flights Home
- Summit to the peak of the UNESCO world heritage site of the famed Machu Picchu ruins and bathe in the hot springs of Aguas Calientes
- Zipline through the Amazon Rainforest's canopy layer and keep watch for rare indigenous bird species
- Behold the awe-inspiring ruins of the Inca Empire and journey through the expansive green pastures of the Sacred Valley
- Drop anchor at the Ballestas Islands and spot diverse wildlife like the humpback whale and the sea lion
- Indulge in a tour of the effervescent streets of Lima and learn about authentic Spanish and Inca architecture
- Barter at the vivacious open-aired markets of Cusco and visit ancient resort towns of the former Inca elite
- Meet the locals of the Chinchero village and practice traditional yarn dyeing techniques
Your plane will touch down just minutes from Lima's center, which is always bursting with boundless energy. You can take a look from your private balcony as shop owners sell vibrant jewelry and listen to the soothing melodies of local musicians while couples take relaxing strolls along the luminescent coastline. Follow your expert guide on a lively tour through whimsical neighborhoods, past opulent skyscrapers, and around coveted relics of history that date back thousands of years. You can dip your toes into white sandy beaches as waves crash against the rocky shores of Paracas, and then, step aboard a private cruise ship for a glimpse of stunning wildlife like the humpback whale as it migrates to warmer waters.
You must cross the sandy beaches of Peru's west coast and the rugged mountains of central Peru to arrive at the palatial terrains of the Amazon Jungle. You will zipline along verdant treetops and keep watch for some of the rarest bird species in the world. As you become one with nature, you will spend the night in a luxurious lodge hotel among the jungle's gorgeous, green foliage.
After a brief visit to the culturally rich region of Lake Titicaca, you will circle back inland to the regal Andes Mountains. As you arrive in the birthplace of the Inca Empire, you will encounter some of the most exquisite examples of Inca design in the city of Cusco and on its outskirts. You will travel through the scenic Sacred Valley as you experience the wonders of Andean traditions that have been upheld to this day. You will disembark at the base city of Aguas Calientes for two unforgettable days at Machu Picchu. Consider learning more about our travelers’ best Peru vacation activities by reading their Peru travel reviews.
$3,999 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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