Wonders of culture abound on this 8-day best of Peru tour. Designed especially to cover the most sought after offerings of Peru, this tour has it all. Get swept up in stellar beauty. Forget about the world outside of Peru. Watch the colors of the Andes swirl into brilliant life as you witness the diversity of Lima, the eclectic streets of Cusco, and the living history of Machu Picchu. Adventure Peru and understand the world inside the Andes. If you ever strolled through a museum and...
Lima - The Writing on the Wall
The capital city of Peru spreads along the coastline overlooking the gentle waves and reaching the foothills where colorful homes climb the hillside. The sweet scent of the sea mixes with the citrus of fresh ceviche. Wander along the stunning boardwalk of Miraflores that straddles the shore where you can hear the crashing waves on the beach. Surfers cut through the rolling water as sea foam rises into the bright sky. The lighthouse stands proudly on the shore surrounded by the lush grass of a small park and shining its light over the sea when the morning marine layer and evening darkness settle in over the city.
A visit to the Museo Larco brings with it the decadence of the Spanish colonial past within an 18th-century viceroy’s mansion. The museum is plush with the fabulously presented displays of ceramics. The pre-Columbian collection is rumored to contain more than 50,000 pots that span warehouses and history, including Nazca and Inca relics. The transcendent Moche portrait vessels, ceramic containers featuring individualized and naturalistic representations of human faces, are dramatic in their simply lit cases, giving a chill down your spine from the quality and detail of the pottery made almost 2,000 years ago. Within the museum’s housed past and Peru’s outdoor history, the wonders of the country begin to blossom in Lima.
Day 2 - 3
Cusco - Historical Wanderings
Sacred Valley - Enriching and Salty Circularity
Aguas Calientes - History Written into the Sky
Day 6 - 7
Aguas Calientes - The Past, Present, and Future Lost and Found
Aguas Calientes - Written in History
- Discover the grandiose and awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu
- Wander through the past and present cultures of the Inca capital, Cusco
- Experience dramatic Nazca and Inca relics at the Museo Larco
- Visit the diverse villages of the majestic Sacred Valley
- Wonder at the engineering and agricultural feats that are the terraces of Moray
- Marvel at the sensational Saltpans of Maras
- Experience the diversity of modern and traditional Peru
- Explore the variety of cultural history in the Museo Larco
Experience the ceaseless cultural marvels of Peru on this tailored tour that offers you the magnificent sights within the heart of the country. Stand beyond the Incas and see the colorful ceramic faces of the Moche portrait vessels. Explore the Sacred Valley and witness the incredible circular terraces. Stand on top of a mountain with the marvelous city of Machu Picchu beneath you. Indulge in the cultural majesty of the people and the history of Peru where you will find endless wonders.
Begin your cultural exploration with your arrival in Lima. Inside of Museo Larco the sharply hued Moche portrait vessels glisten as you wander along the museum exhibits and absorb the past and present cultures of Peru. Transfer to Cusco, the Inca capital high inside the Andes and witness the dichotomy of culture, from the designer present to the traditional past. Watch the streets meander across the hillside where you can see the Spanish buildings straddling Inca foundations. Journey out into the Sacred Valley where the mountain culture comes to life along the vibrant hillsides. The sloping, circular terraces of Moray are grand and impressive. The saltpans of Maras are ingenious and also incredibly inspiring.
Your cultural journey continues as you travel by train from Ollantaytambo village to the foothills of Machu Picchu. The grand city sits on the citadel and watches over the valley below. Spend time exploring the buildings, absorbing the cultural wonders, and basking in the view. Return to Cusco and the following day you will make the trip home. As you fly above the Andes you know that your journey was nothing less than majestic, filled with awe from a witnessing one of the Wonders of the World and all the wonders of Peru.
$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.
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