View of the ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru

Classic Machu Picchu & Peru Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Peru

Places Visited

Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Urubamba...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Discover the classic wonders of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley during your customizable 8-day Peru tour. Wander the historic center of Lima as it shines like a gem among the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Machu Picchu continues to linger in the clouds like a diamond in the sky, while the tasty Peruvian Pisco Sour cocktail offers a memorable tang to the classic treasures of Peru.

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Trip Highlights

  • Wander through the famous remains of Machu Picchu and the Sun Gate
  • Indulge in a comfortable luxury train ride through the Sacred Valley
  • Be one of the select few to discover the caves forming the hidden Temple of the Moon at Machu Picchu
  • Scour the sensational Incan ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo
  • Venture through the villages of the Sacred Valley to discover the ancient ways of the Amaru villagers
  • Discover the sensational saltpans of Maras during a private tour to view the distinctive images and imaginative method for producing the mineral
  • Bask in the sites and culture of Lima’s distinctive neighborhoods within the celebrated City of Kings
  • Descend beneath the city of Lima to view the fascinating catacombs of The Church of San Francisco

Detailed Description

In Peru, you will discover the masterpieces on this 8-day tour meant for classicists, wanderers, flavor lovers, and anyone interested in uncovering the beauty of Peru. Discover ancient ruins and vivid indigenous culture along the Andean plains. Journey through the heart of the undulating mountains to find the Lost City of Machu Picchu. Step off the beaten path in the Sacred Valley’s vibrant traditional villages where the colorful textiles glow and the markets are filled with vivaciousness. Classic Peru is filled with greatness, from the clothes to the people, the mountains to the ruins, the spices to the cocktails, all you have to do is show up.

Begin your classic tour of Peru with your arrival in Lima for one night. The city is diverse in culture and eclectic in history. You will visit the San Francisco Monastery to experience the sensational architecture and eerie catacombs beneath the grounds. Once in Cusco for two nights, you can experience the stunning narrow cobblestone streets of the city that wind along Spanish architecture, filled with Andean culture. You will explore the city’s surroundings where Sacsayhuaman fort lingers, designed to be the head of a puma along the Andean city, before you venture into the Sacred Valley. You can wander amongst the Andean village of the Amaru, known for the remote location and colorful textiles and help them harvest the plants from which they make dyes and clothing. Outside the village of Maras, you can find the air perfumed with the sea but the scent comes from the saltpans that are layered across the mountain. Outside of the village of Moray, you will view the ruins of circular terraces left by the Incas.

You will continue your tour of Peru’s classic wonders as you watch the sunrise over the mountains that surround the Lost City of Machu Picchu. You can stand amongst the glorious ruins of the famous Wonder of the World and let the sun bathe the stones and plateau. Enjoy a guided tour through the city to experience the history and connection of the Incas to the land. The luxurious train ride from the foothills of Machu Picchu will take you to Ollantaytambo. The village is centuries old and sits beneath the ruins of the Incan fortress that guards the Sacred Valley. When you return to Cusco, you will find the jovial sounds of the Plaza de Armas welcoming you back. You can wander along the quiet Plaza San Blas, let the tangy citrus of a Pisco Sour warm your lips before you depart for home. Your time in Peru will bring with it the experience of classic heritage and majestic cultures. Classics become masterpieces for a reason, and you will taste truly classic Peru.

Starting Price

$1,755 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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