The Great Machu Picchu ruins in Peru

Idyllic Peruvian Getaway Tour for All Ages

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Countries Visited

Peru

Places Visited

Lima, Isla Palomino, Cusco, Machu Picchu...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

The vast treasures of Lima, Peru will be yours to uncover during this 7-day journey that will have you indulging in many of the most exclusive experiences that this country has to offer. Discover the mystic ruins of ancient civilizations and the wonders of modern life in the eclectic city of Lima. Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu, Cruise along the water of Isla Palomino during a marine wildlife exploration, and visit Inca ruins.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit Lima's main square and sip on a pisco sour as part of an immersive tasting experience
  • Indulge in a tour of the ancient clay pyramids of Huaca Pucllana and enjoy a sunset dinner in the opulent neighborhood of Miraflores
  • Set out on a luxurious cruise to Isla Palomino and keep watch for the region's most fascinating marine life
  • Descend on the eclectic city of Cusco and visit the ancient ruins at Qorikancha, Tambomachay, and Saqsayhuaman
  • Barter with locals at open-aired markets and board a scenic train to the mountain town of Aguas Calientes
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu alongside your guide and marvel at the backdrop of Huayna Picchu
  • Stroll through the picturesque parks along Lima's coastline and peruse handicrafts in grassy plazas

Detailed Description

The mysticism of centuries past is waiting for you to uncover it in the illustrious, South American country of Peru. Jagged mountain peaks, sparkling coastlines, and grassy plains offer spectacular views and are the ideal respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. In the nation's capital of Lima, modern-day activities will be in full-swing as taxis wind around busy plazas, and couples stroll through parkways along the Pacific. Your exciting tour through Peru's diverse terrain will culminate with a two-day expedition to the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu, where you will discover the site alongside your expert guide.

Your luxurious, 7-day Peruvian adventure will begin in the country's capital city of Lima, where street vendors sell grilled delights, and acoustic buskers serenade families. As you arrive, you will settle in to your luxurious accommodation before enjoying your first meal in Peru along the coast. In the morning, you will join your expert guide for a customized tour of Lima's historic district. During your tour, you will pass by intricate government buildings in addition to stepping inside grand cathedrals, including the mysterious catacombs underground. You will even indulge in a pisco sour tasting and learn about the national drink's history. At Huaca Pucllana, you will travel back in time to the ancient Lima rise to fame. Your final day trip from Lima will consist of a scenic cruise to the Isla Palomino, where you will have the opportunity to witness rare marine species, such as Peruvian pelicans and sea lions.

During the second half of your Peruvian adventure, you will embark on a two-day tour of Cusco and the famed ruins of Machu Picchu. In Cusco, you will explore the downtown area, including the Plaza de Armas and the San Blas neighborhood. You will also have the chance to venture inside the ancient Inca temple, which is known as Qorikancha, and sample freshly squeezed juices at one of many open-aired markets. Afterward, you will board a train and transfer to Aguas Calientes. After settling in to this charming mountain village, you will join your expert guide for a thrilling tour of the famous ruins. As you marvel at the breathtaking Andes mountains and the mystical ruins that have captivated people from around the world for centuries, you will know that you made the right choice in choosing Lima, Peru for your travel destination.

Starting Price

$1,535 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

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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