Discover a new world steeped in ancient grandeur during your 14-day highlights tour of Peru for seniors. Travel at your pace when uncovering the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu and the vivid colors of traditional Andean clothing. WItness Humboldt penguins and sea lions lingering in the Pacific and traverse the colonial architecture of regal Cusco. Stunning ruins, mystical floating islands, and preserved culture will immerse you in Peru’s endless marvels.
Lima – Arrive in the Capital of Peru
Peru’s capital city is a metropolis of historic splendor and fascinating culture, encompassing the marvels of contemporary Peruvian life and the distinctive character drawn from the various customs from around the country. The streets and homes stretch from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the arid hills, far removed from the colorful Andean villages and llama-clad mountain peaks. Vibrant markets and remarkable museums offer glimpses into the continued traditions and preserved practices reaching the secluded corner of the Amazon and the high-altitude plains around Lake Titicaca. Your private transfer greets you at Jorge Chavez International Airport upon your arrival. You venture to a luxurious hotel in the neighborhood of Miraflores which represents the chic, fashionable, and contemporary side of Lima.
Quiet walkways line the cliffs overlooking the coastline and hang gliders soar above the water like elegant birds. The scent of the sea drifts through the air, accompanying the soft aroma of fresh-squeezed lemon dressing ceviche, a popular Peruvian dish. The remainder of the day is yours to stroll through the city at your preferred pace, discovering the hidden charms of the large city. You venture to the Mercado de Brujas, known for selling unique goods such as snake fat and delicate blends of herbs and spices. Seniors of Peru often visit the market for homeopathic cures to arthritis. The scent of sage floats through the aisles across cactus leaves, displays of shells, and healers eager to help customers navigate the treatments.
Lima – Discover Historic Sites, Bustling Culture, and Charming Neighborhoods
Sacred Valley – Fly to Cusco and Transfer to the Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley – Explore the Fascinating Market at Pisac and Ruins of Ollantaytambo
Aguas Calientes – Enjoy a Scenic Train Ride and Visit Enchanting Machu Picchu
Cusco – Return to the Inca Capital
Cusco – Traverse the Fabulous Sites and Preserved Culture of Cusco at your Pace
Puno – Transfer to Puno on the Shores of Lake Titicaca and Enjoy a Relaxing Day
Puno – Cruise Lake Titicaca to Visit Floating Islands and the Island of Taquile
Puno – Relish a Full-Day Excursion to Bolivia to Visit Copacabana and the Sun Island
Paracas – Travel to Lima for a Scenic Drive to the Oceanside Town of Paracas
Paracas – Wander through the Protected Lands and Waters of the Ballestas Islands
Paracas – Delight in the Pacific Views and Tranquil Ambiance
Paracas – Depart for Home
- Walk along the grand design of famous Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, for insight into the majestic rituals, architecture, and lives of the Inca
- Travel through the Sacred Valley to visit the vibrant and colorful Pisac Market, along with the grand terraces texturing the mountainside unbroken by a single staircase
- Traverse the Spanish colonial architecture decorating the heart of Lima at the Plaza de Armas when visiting the Cathedral, San Francisco Monastery, and the Gold Museum
- Cruise the deep waters of Lake Titicaca, the largest high-altitude lake in the world and home to the unique floating islands of the Uros peoples
- Venture into Bolivia for full-day expedition visiting the mystical Isla del Sol, where Inca ruins and traditional villages mark the birthplace of the Inca Empire
- Delight in a half-day boating excursion on the Pacific Ocean to visit the Ballestas Islands, home to exceptional marine life and wildlife, such as sea lions and Humboldt penguins
- Discover the magnificent engineering techniques of the Inca on a half-day tour of Cusco, capital of the pre-Columbian empire, and home to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman
Explore, experience, and enjoy the highlights of Peru on a senior tour blending exciting excursions with relaxing luxury. Your 14-day Peru tour takes you across the fascinating landscape to reveal the splendors of snow-capped peaks, riverside highlands, and secluded islands found in high-altitude lakes and the Pacific Ocean. Your adventurous and scenic Peru tour begins in Lima where your private transfer greets you upon arrival and escorts you from the airport to your gorgeous hotel in the coastal neighborhood of Miraflores. Take your time in the capital city to discover the hidden charms, bustling ambiance, and amalgamation of Peruvian culture drawn from around the country. View the Spanish colonial architecture, visit historic catacombs, and find the active life in the local markets.
The Sacred Valley offers you an oasis far removed from the rugged highlands of the Andes Mountains. Andean women continue to wear vibrant colors shining from traditional handwoven clothing. Stroll through the aisles of the Pisac Market and wander at your preferred pace up the marvelous terraces leading to the remains of an Inca community. The ruins of a former fortress and ceremonial district at Ollantaytambo towers over the town below where Incan homes continue to line the streets. The scenic train ride leads you to Aguas Calientes where you have a guided tour of the captivating complex of Machu Picchu. Learn about the history and absorb the majestic ambiance of the once hidden Inca complex before returning to Cusco. The capital of the Inca Empire displays the grandeur of its past through the remains of Inca foundations and charms of the Spanish colonial architecture.
Puno presents a remarkable ambiance at high altitudes along the shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy a day on the water discovering floating islands and distinctive cultures before traveling into Bolivia to step onto the Island of the Sun where the Inca Empire began. Transfer to Paracas on the Pacific coast where the change of pace offers pristine beaches and unobstructed views to the western horizon. A full-day cruise immerses you in the natural wonders of the protected landscape, offering visions of sea lions, penguins, dolphins, and flamingos. Bask in comfort with a day at leisure, allowing you to lounge by the pool or at the beach, visit one of the local museums, or enter an archeological site with Inca ruins unique to the coastal region.
Consider browsing our Machu Picchu trips page to gain further insight into your own tip to Peru and Machu Picchu.
$3,075 per person (excluding international flights)
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