Uncover the treasures of the Inca and the wonders of preserved culture during your 7-day Peru tour. Whether an amateur treasure hunter or an eager adventurer, you will follow the paths of the Inca Empire and explore the mark of the Spanish to discover catacombs and gilded churches, Andean markets and pristine cloud forest. Treasured Machu Picchu will crown your tour as you create priceless memories in Peru.
Lima – Opening the Treasure Chest
Welcome to Lima, the City of Kings, where the history of the city lives along the streets that lie beneath the sprawling modernity of skyscrapers. Each neighborhood stands proud in their differences, creating a confluence of culture where the zesty scent of citrus and seafood drifts through one street, while the juicy and savory aroma of rotisserie chicken hovers along another. The treasures of Lima shines over the Plaza de Armas like pearls, from the Gubernatorial Palace to the bells of the Lima Cathedral. The grand façade of the cathedral radiates opulent white with tall, gothic spires hovering over the square. The sound of bells mixes with the bustle of the city.
The Church of San Francisco looks like gold with its canary yellow façade luminous in the afternoon sun. The white trim of the church runs through the interior, white tiles brighten the church while red trim brings the gilded ornaments of the dais to an impressive glow. Descend the stairs beneath the base of the cathedral where natural light fades to flickering bulbs. The scent of damp earth rises from the dirt path. The catacombs of San Francisco are treasures hidden in plain sight, where the history of the church and the city come to life. The stones are cold against your palms; the quiet hum of electricity breaks the silence. Ascend the stairs and return to the bright sun of the Lima afternoon where the ocean breeze carries with it the sweet salt of the sea.
Cusco – Open Riches Along the Cobblestones
Cusco – Sacred Treasures of the Valley
Aguas Calientes – The Crown Jewel of the Mountains
Cusco – All That Glitters Is Gold
Cusco – Gilded Streets and Treasured Light
Cusco – Treasured Memories Overflow
- Let Machu Picchu take your breath away
- Be one of the select number of guests to climb Huayna Picchu
- Descend below the city into the catacombs of the Church of San Francisco
- Tour through the Inca capital city of Cusco and marvel at the grandeur of Sacsayhuaman Fortress
- Venture into the Sacred Valley and see the colorful Pisac Market and sensational ruins of Ollantaytambo
- Explore the jungle while traveling in comfort in a glass domed train through the Urubamba Valley
Peru is a treasure chest of wonders ready to be collected on this unique 7-day tour tailored to show you just how much gold one country could hold. Journey beneath Lima, the City of Kings, to witness the centuries old catacombs. The stunning colors of the Andes are natural in their lushness and are woven into locals’ clothing. Discover the crowned jewel of Machu Picchu glistening over the sunken Sacred Valley. Explore, adventure, discover, and collect the precious memories of Peru and guard them like the treasures they are.
Begin your search for gold with your arrival in Lima, the City of Kings. Journey beneath the Church of San Francisco where the catacombs flicker with light and history. Venture to Cusco where the streets roll along the hills, rising and falling at the earth’s will, with the remnants of ornate Spanish architecture following the cobblestones. Explore the Sacred Valley where the ancient fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo linger over the once Inca city. The Pisac market explodes with color, a treasure trove of wonder in itself, where garments are traded and bought with traditional precision after centuries of practice.
Venture into the mountaintops where you will find the crown jewel of Machu Picchu sitting above the valley. The stones shine and the city almost flies into the clouds. Return to Cusco and experience the golden sentiments of the city with a tour through the remaining Inca culture and Spanish decadence. From the Temple of the Sun to the Cusco Cathedral, the opulence of the city is within, below, and above the architecture. You will witness the shimmering beauty of the Spanish colonial past with the engineering riches of the Inca, glittering like a gem on a pedestal. Your journey home will remind you that the memories of your time in Peru are precious and you will keep them guarded like the treasures they are.
$1,997 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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