Your 8-day luxury Peru tour will combine contemporary comfort with the thrills of immersive history. The colors of the Pisac Market will embody the essence of the Andes while the surrounding terraces reveal the ingenuity of the Inca Empire. Remarkable fortresses will create magnificent silhouettes above the mountain slopes while colonial streets lead to hidden archeological treasures. You can bask in charm and enchantment as you discover Peru’s captivating highlights.
Lima – Ocean to Hills
When your flight descends in Lima, you can gaze upon a city that touches the Pacific Ocean and stretches to the distant hills. At its core, the city holds the historical cultures of Peru inside a mixture of urban streets and colonial architecture. The city was founded in the 16th century and labeled “the King of Cities.” The church and monastery of Santo Domingo have roots dating back to 1540. A tranquil colonnade encircles the interior courtyard. The interior contains mosaics depicting the life of St. Dominic, founder of the Dominican order.
The city embodies both the past and the energetic presence of modernity, from the historic center of the Plaza de Armas to the contemporary seaside neighborhood of Miraflores. Walkways line the cliffs, providing marvelous views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The scent of lemon juice emanates from celebrated restaurants specializing in ceviche. Old colonial homes mix with pockets of verdant parks. Surfers ride the waves stretching across the coastline. The ocean mists into the air after crashing against the cliffs. You watch the abundance of hang gliders catching the sea breeze, drifting across the sky. Lima embraces its past and delights in the present.
Cusco – Accessing the Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley – Heart of the Valley
Aguas Calientas – Remaining Images of the Incas
Aguas Calientas – Looking Down from the Sky
Cusco – Gaining Altitude in Cusco
Lima – Collected Days of Lima
Lima – More than Inca
- Embark on a tour of Machu Picchu, overlooking the Urubamba River
- Explore the captivating culture of Pisac’s marketplace, exuding the essence of the Andes
- Ascend the impressive agricultural terraces of Pisa to discover the temple ruins atop the citadel
- Visit the remarkable fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo
- Enjoy a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley with views of the marvelous landscape
- Delight in a private tour along the treasured Colonial streets of Cusco, providing insight into the architecture and art of the city’s past
- Revel in an in depth look into the Church of San Francisco in Lima, from the sensational library to the extraordinary catacombs
Remnants of the Inca Empire can be seen in the gigantic stones making up powerful structures across the Sacred Valley. The colonial touches of the Spanish beautify historic cities. Your 8-day Machu Picchu tour shows you a history that encompasses diverse cultures and a modernity that embraces comfort. The majesty of your vacation begins with your arrival in Lima. You have the day at your leisure to enjoy the city as you please, taking in some of the modern delights that touch the hillsides and the coastline.
The following day, you head to the airport via private transfer for a brief flight to Cusco. Your private transfer escorts you into the meandering hills and rushing waters of the Sacred Valley, where you have time to luxuriate in the scenery and acclimate to the altitude. A full day tour takes you to the captivating town of Pisac. Consider reading more about your premier Machu Picchu travel agents who strive to make this trip both informative as well as personally memorable. The marketplace brims with Andean culture, bright with textiles and aromatic with traditional cuisine. Your guide leads you on a tour of the ruins, rising to the top of the citadel.
Your tour continues in Ollantaytambo, where you can view the prowess of the remaining fortress overlooking the valley. A train ride from Ollantaytambo provides you with a first-class view of the Andes en route to Aguas Calientes. Once in town, you reach the steps of Machu Picchu and follow your guide on a tour along the breathtaking plateau. With another half-day in Machu Picchu, you can climb to the top of Huayna Picchu and explore the hidden crevices of the historic complex before returning to Cusco.
The splendor of Cusco becomes clear with a half-day guided tour of the city’s Colonial façade, constructed over remnants of the Inca Empire. Return to Lima where your guide meets you at the airport. Your half-day guided tour of the capital shows you the modern marvels and colonial beauty emanating from the central streets and celebrated neighborhoods. Your private transfer takes you to the Jorge Chávez International Airport on your final morning in Peru, where you board your flight home.
$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.
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