Frenzied city life in Peru's national capital of Lima rises to a pinnacle with each passing hour. Traffic zooms around quaint, post-colonial plazas while children play energetic games of soccer in grassy pastures. Aromas of lemon-lime ceviche linger in the air while couples stroll along picturesque coastlines that overlook the Pacific. The Pacific’s Ocean waters teem with fascinating marine life while indigenous birds swoop overhead. Meanwhile, less than an hour from the effervescent metropolis,...
Lima – Touchdown and Sunset Dinner at Water's Edge
In Lima, cars whiz down hectic central avenues while cyclists weave in and out of traffic. Taxis will round massive central plazas to pick up excited groups of shoppers. Nearby, children will squeal with excitement during a game of tag or soccer in a grassy green park, and flowers will burst with colors. Meanwhile, couples will meander down a scenic pedestrian strip that snakes along the dazzling coastline.
Upon landing at the Jorge Chávez International Airport, you will meet your private airport transfer. From here, you will board your ground transportation and travel to your luxurious hotel accommodation at the center of the nation's bustling capital. As your car bumps along cobbled streets, you will have the opportunity to admire the ornate, post-colonial architecture that was constructed between the 16th and 19th century. Nearby, street vendors will shout the best deals on colorful textiles, intricately crafted pottery, and handmade jewelry. In no time, you will arrive at the front door of your esteemed hotel, and you will be able to take a moment to unpack and settle in. You will be provided with your first bird's eye glimpse of the city from your beautiful hotel balcony.
Then, in the evening, you will venture to the opulent neighborhood of Miraflores, where locals and visitors alike delight in a sunset meal as waves crash in the distance. Families will gather nearby to look out on the water as paragliders disappear from a rocky cliffside into the horizon. A plethora of high-end dining options await you, each overlooking the iridescent coastline. A moonlight stroll at water's edge will prove the perfect way to culminate your first night as you sip on the lime undertones of Peru's frothy pisco sour.
Lima – Tour of City Highlights and Private Ceviche Cooking Class
Huacachina/Ica – Sand Dune Buggy Ride and Rural Wine Tasting
Paracas/Islas Ballestas – Scenic Boat Cruise and Beach Relaxation
Lima – Tour of Miraflores and the Barranco District
Pachacamac District – Exploration of Ancient Civilizations and Ecotourism
Lima – International Flight Connections
- Marvel at Lima's downtown and participate in an authentic ceviche cooking class
- Whiz down the sand dunes of Huacachina's desert oasis and sip on sweet red wines at a peaceful vineyard in the Ica province
- Indulge in a luxury boat cruise to Islas Ballestas as you search for endemic marine life before enjoying a seaside dinner during sunset in Paracas
- Meander through Lima's prestigious neighborhood of Miraflores and admire the vibrant architecture in the vivacious Barranco District
- Discover Peru's captivating ancient civilizations in the Pachacamac District and traverse the region's beautiful landscape
Cobblestone streets of the Old City lead pedestrians to the sparkling coastlines along the Pacific. Traffic tends to quicken with each passing hour while street vendors toss delectable skewers on the grill that emit smoky aromas. Opulent neighborhoods like Miraflores punctuate the sky with stark-white high-rise buildings. Meanwhile, in the colorful Barranco District, vibrant facades and whimsical street art burst from every angle. The energy of Lima, Peru is magnetic, and soon, you will be in the midst of it.
Your journey begins in the heart of Lima's invigorating downtown, and after settling into your hotel, you will indulge in a luxurious first meal along the iridescent coastline of the Pacific. The following morning, you will partake in a tour of the city's highlights before rolling up your sleeves as you learn to make Peru's authentic ceviche. The stunning neighborhoods of Miraflores and the Barranco District are just beyond the city's center, and in Miraflores, you can admire the new-age architecture and the meticulously manicured parks, which offer unparalleled views of the hypnotic waves that crash against the shoreline. You will then journey to the Barranco District where the electric hues of colonial buildings pop against the muted tones of city streets.
The beauty of Peru extends beyond Lima to include captivating terrain and a riveting history. A speedy dune buggy ride will give you the thrill of a lifetime along the undulating sand dunes of Huacachina's desert oasis. The next day, you will board a cruise along the shimmering waters of Paracas to Islas Ballestas, where marine life such as penguins, sea lions, and even humpback whales may be on full display. In the evening, you will attend a lovely wine tasting event in the beautiful countryside of Ica province, and on your last full day in Peru, you will take a day's trip to the Pachacamac District to discover the fascinating ruins of the country's ancient civilizations. Here you will partake in a scenic hike through the region's mystical cloud forest. The luxurious, 7-day journey through Peru will leave you feeling utterly satisfied, and it may even have you planning your return trip before you depart for home.
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$1,535 per person (excluding international flights)
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