Set off on the excursion of a lifetime during this luxurious, 8-day adventure. Peru is a country that boasts some of the most diverse experiences in the world. Lemon-lime aromas of Peru's ceviche waft from the rugged shoreline, waves crash against the sandy shores, and locals stroll along the grassy cliffside. Indulge in the delicious cuisine of Peru, venture to Machu Picchu, ride horseback through the Sacred Valley, and uncover the allure of Lima.
Lima - Sunset Dinner in Miraflores
When your plane descends in Peru's capital city, you will catch glimpses of the shimmering shoreline from your window. Once you have made your way through customs, you will be greeted by your private transport, which will escort you to your luxurious accommodation in Lima's high-end neighborhood of Miraflores. After arriving at your hotel, you and your partner will enjoy a relaxed afternoon and evening of leisurely exploration. At sunset, you can choose from a variety of dining options with impeccable panoramic lookout points.
Lima - Highlights of the City
Cusco - Bartering at Local Markets
Cusco - Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay
Sacred Valley - Culture Class and Horseback Riding
Aguas Calientes - UNESCO Ruins of Machu Picchu
Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
Lima - Departure
- Indulge in a picturesque sunset dinner along the Pacific coast and discover the beauty of the prestigious Miraflores neighborhood
- Amble through Lima's downtown and venture to the eclectic Barranco District
- Peruse the open-aired markets of Cusco and uncover treasures of the Inca Empire at Qorikancha, Saqsayhuaman, and Tambomachay
- Experience the splendor of the Sacred Valley on horseback and immerse yourself in local cultural traditions in the Chinchero village
- Marvel at the beauty of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu and soak in the medicinal hot springs of Aguas Calientes
Locals will gather at the open-aired markets of Cusco while pedestrians and hurried taxis pass by the ancient remnants of the Inca Empire. In Lima, cars will weave along major boulevards while waves crash against the sandy beaches of the Pacific. Meanwhile, in the Sacred Valley, the quickened pace of city life will fall to the wayside as condors swoop and the isolated sounds of cowbells ring out into the green lands.
You and your partner will embark on a romantic getaway to explore Peru's breathtaking natural beauty and fascinating culture and history. You will begin your journey in the bustling city of Lima, where you will indulge in a guided tour of the city's highlights. Your expert guide will lead you through luscious public parks and Lima's downtown area. Here, you will learn about the impact of cultures that were mixed with the influence of Spanish conquistadors during the 16th century. Later, you will venture to the Barranco District, which exudes creativity and artistry with its vibrant buildings and whimsical street art.
During the second half of your visit, you will travel to the charming city of Cusco and the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu. You will visit local markets, where you can converse with charismatic vendors and sample local fruits. On your second full day in Cusco, you will marvel at Incan innovations at Qorikancha, Tambomachay, and Saqsayhuaman before carrying on to the Sacred Valley. In Chinchero, you will sit in on an authentic yarn dyeing class. Then, you will witness this region from an entirely new perspective as you travel on horseback along the undulating hillside. Lastly, you will board a scenic train along the final stretch of the Sacred Valley before arriving at your final destination at the famed ruins of Machu Picchu.
$2,283 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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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