An idyllic romantic adventure awaits you in Peru. You and your partner will enjoy two unforgettable weeks of uncovering the heart and soul of the ancient Inca Empire. Step into the forefront of a civilization's riveting past and uncover the fervor of vibrant Andean traditions that have been proudly upheld to this day. Upon touchdown, you will surely grow lovesick over the luscious green pastures and sparkling blue beaches. Hand in hand, explore these majestic lands as you traverse the rugged Inca...
Lima – Tour of Miraflores, Barranco District, Old City
You will have to keep up with the busied pace of urban life in the eccentric capital city of Lima. Pedestrians stroll through well-manicured public parks while hurried taxi drivers weave in and out of stalled traffic. You will spend your afternoon getting to know several eclectic, urban districts within close walking distance of your five-star accommodation.
You will begin in the neighborhood of Miraflores, which the most luxurious and sophisticated neighborhood in the country. It will be easy to understand why Parque del Amor is dedicated to lovers as this expansive green space is flanked by mosaic-tiled benches and offers couples an enchanting view of the iridescent coastlines below. At the water's edge, you may see children maneuvering high-flying kites and tugging on strings with each assertive gust of wind. You can listen to the cooing seagulls overhead as you circle the perimeter of La Marina Lighthouse, which was constructed in the 1970s as an ode to the original landmark in Punta Coles.
In the afternoon, you will venture off the beaten path with your expert guide as you explore the Barranco District. Here, you will be exposed to a different side of Lima that is both artistic and playful. Culture is turned inside out within former colonial mansions that local artists have since reenvisioned as trendy bars and flamboyant cafes. Against technicolored street art designs, friendly-faced women will sell handicrafts and jewelry while charismatic cooks convince passersby to indulge in a buttery cob of corn or a perfectly seasoned skewer of chicken.
You will return to the Old City at the Plaza de Armas where warm hues of yellow, pink, and orange pop against the Spanish architecture of carefully adorned churches and government buildings. Step inside the ornate Basílica y Convento de San Francisco de Lima and in front of the Government Palace of Peru before returning to the sandy beaches of Miraflores for your satisfying, sunset dinner.
Huacachina/Paracas – Dune Buggy Ride and Seaside Dinner
Tambopata National Reserve – Arrive at Tambopata National Reserve and Visit to Lake Sandoval
Tambopata National Reserve – Canopy Walkway and River Kayaking
Tambopata National Reserve – Conservation Center and Macaw Clay Licks
Cusco – Plaza de Armas, Qorikancha, and Markets
Cusco – Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay
Sacred Valley – Chinchero, Maras, Moray and Horseback Riding
Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo and Zipline
Inca Trail – Ollantaytambo to Wallabamba
Inca Trail – Wallabamba to Winay Wayna Visitor's Center
Inca Trail – Winay Wayna Visitor's Center to Hot Springs
Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu – Ruins and Huayna Picchu
Lima – Train Ride and Connecting Flight
- Immerse yourselves in the nation's capital and get an up-close look at the upscale neighborhood of Miraflores and the whimsically artistic Barranco District
- Hike the grassy plains of the Sacred Valley on a unique three-day expedition along the internationally acclaimed Inca Trail
- Marvel at the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu and visit nearby relics of the Inca Empire including fortresses and centers of agriculture
- Bask in the medicinal hot spring of Aguas Calientes and learn about the healing properties of mate de coca tea
- Stroll along the cobbled streets of Cusco and converse with vendors at open-aired markets
- Cruise across the sand dunes of Huacachina in an all-terrain buggy and learn sandboarding techniques from an expert instructor
- Indulge in a trek along secluded paths in the Amazon Rainforest and watch for hundreds of indigenous species on a riverboat cruise
- Whiz across the country's largest zipline attraction and sleep amongst the stars in the Sacred Valley
There is no better way to experience a country's natural beauty than to venture beyond the city limits. On this adventurous, two-week expedition, you will travel by plane, train, boat, and bus to uncover a multitude of breathtaking panoramas. Follow in the footsteps of your expert guide through the depths of the rainforest, peaks of the Andes, and along each scenic winding bend in between. Meanwhile, delve into the captivating history and culture of this beloved country that has been woven into the very fabric of Andean tradition to this day.
You will start your journey in the bustling capital of Lima, which is known for its opulence, intellect, and artistic innovation. Tour the city center to admire the unique blend of ornate Spanish architecture and robust Inca stonework. Then, travel south to the desert oasis of Huacachina where you will hold on tight as you plummet down undulating sand dunes that converge at a serene lagoon basin. For the next three days, you and your guide will trek through the secret labyrinthine paths of the Amazonian Jungle where you will uncover indigenous bird and mammal species and spend the evenings in your luxurious outdoor lodge accommodations.
In the days to come, return to Cusco, which is the former birthplace of the Inca Empire. Amble along the cobblestoned streets that were present during the Spanish Conquest of the 16th Century. The careful craftsmanship and architectural expertise at sites like the sun temple of Qorikancha, which is the military fortress of Saqsaywaman, and the lavish baths at Tambomachay are a testament to a civilization's acute engineering capabilities. Finally, depart Cusco as you set course on a magnificent three-day hike along the scenic Inca Trail. At last, you will reach the esteemed ruins of Machu Picchu and spend the remainder of your trip exploring the grounds and ruminating in the splendor of the majestic masterpieces. Read some of our travelers’ reviews for Peru travel to discover new experiences to add to your own tour.
$3,075 per person (excluding international flights)
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