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Peru Explorer

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7 Days from $1,338 per person
Traditional Weaving, Cusco

Countries Visited

Peru

Locations Visited

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, CUSCO, Puno
  1. Day 1 Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

    Welcome to Lima, the "City of the Kings." Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

    hotel La Hacienda
  2. Day 2 Lima Sightseeing and Free Time

    Today, discover the famous Plaza Mayor and Cathedral. See the Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace and City Hall. Visit the San Francisco Monastery, an interesting museum featuring mysterious catacombs. Your afternoon is free. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers as you dive deep into the essence of Peruvian food. Feast on an authentic meal, at Mangos, a restaurant boasting nearly 15 years of service.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley (2 Nights)

    Take a morning flight to Cusco where you visit Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha, a living museum where you can see llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanucos. Learn about the traditional weaving techniques of the locals before strolling through the famous Pisac Market. After lunch, settle into your hotel. This evening, discover a hidden gem in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, Añañau Restaurant, where you will dine on traditional Peruvian cuisine, with crops farmed in the valley that surrounds you.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel La Casona de Yucay
  4. Day 4 Machu Picchu Excursion

    This morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo to board your train to Aguas Calientes, the village at the feet of Machu Picchu. As you make your way through Sacred Valley, the train passes little villages and rugged mountains. Transfer to the shuttle system that completes your journey to the marvellous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Sacred Valley and share your impressions of Machu Picchu with friends over dinner.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5 Sacred Valley – Cusco (2 Nights)

    This morning, visit Pablo Seminario's workshop. See beautiful pottery incorporating the techniques and styles of the ancient cultures of Peru. On the way to Cusco, visit a local home in Ollantaytambo, sampling the millenary beverage of the Incas at a chicheria and view the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Once at your hotel, the evening is free.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel San Agustin Plaza
  6. Day 6 Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time

    Today, view Coricancha, also known as the "Temple of the Sun." Discover the Cathedral, considered the best repository of colonial art from Escuela Cuzquena, Cusco's School of Art. Walk through the Inca Street of Loreto, with its remarkable Incan wall construction. Discover the San Pedro market, known for its local products. Later this evening, enjoy spectacular views of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, where you will join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant featuring a folkloric show of song and dance.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day 7 Depart Cusco

    This morning, your Peruvian adventure comes to an end or extend your holiday in Puno and Lake Titicaca.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Dining Highlights

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 4 Dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • All internal air included in trip cost
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Train excursion to Machu Picchu

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Cusco Discover Sacsayhuaman, Coricancha and the famous San Pedro market before enjoying a magical evening featuring an entertaining folklore show
  • Lima Explore the "City of the Kings" and see the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace, City Hall and visit San Francisco Monastery, famous for its catacombs
  • Machu Picchu Journey to the marvellous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
  • Sacred Valley Visit the famous Pisac Market and stop at the Awanakancha Living Museum where you may see llamas, alpacas and vicuñas

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
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Start Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2019
Return Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2019
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Start Date: Fri, Nov 15, 2019
Return Date: Thu, Nov 21, 2019
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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Lima

La Dama Juana Restaurant And Folklore Show

La Dama Juana Restaurant combines typical Peruvian food with traditional folkloric dancing. The food is served buffet-style in clay pots. As you dine, watch the energetic dancers perform colonial and Inca ceremonial dances. The costumes are colorful, and the music is lively. Gratuity included. Total duration is approximately 3 hours. (Minimum 4 Guests)
Adult Price: $65 

Magic Circuit Of The Water

The Magic Circuit of the Water is the world's largest fountain complex of beautiful interactive fountains featuring swaying water, colored lights and lasers dancing with the music. The Magic Fountain forces water to a height of more than 250 feet. This optional experience is available Wednesday to Sunday. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours
Adult Price: $27 

Cusco

Moray And Moras

Visit Moray, the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory that consists of four platforms that seem to disappear into a crater. At a depth of 500 feet, the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental location the Incas used to study the adaptation of plants with agriculture. Next is the village of Maras, renowned for its ancient salt mines and wells. The salt has been used for economic purposes since the time of the Inca. You will meet the villagers who explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 5 Guests)
Adult Price: $86 

Visit and Workshop at Choco Museum

Visit the Choco Museum where you will learn the Peruvian chocolate making process from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar. You will participate in making the chocolate and experience the true feeling of a chocolate maker. Space is limited. Total duration approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 4 Guests)
Adult Price: $45 

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Patricia Sanford
Travel date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Service
Harvey was our tour guide in Peru and he provided excellent, informative, thorough and humorous commentary throughout our tour. His knowledge of the areas in which we traveled was worthy of a couple of college level credits for all of us on the tour! We have spoken so highly of him and the tour itself that others of our friends are considering the tour WITH HARVEY as the guide. The accommodations, food and transportation were exemplary. We fell in love with the country and the people we met. My husband and I have never been disappointed in the tours we've taken with your company.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That's fantastic to hear. We will be sure to share your feedback with Harvey and the rest of the team.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Vacation
We couldn't have stayed home for what this cost! Joking... but such a bargain because it included planes, a boat and train! If we were to have booked this adventure on our own we couldn't have afforded it!
George Riedl
Travel date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Service
The five stars are due to two people. Our tour guide, Harvey Martinez, an independent contractor, who was the best guide we have ever had. He was knowledgeable, kind and fun to be with. The second person, Alyssa Rucker, works in the administrative office of GET. She made arranging our tour and answering our questions and making change a smooth process. Thanks to both of them
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much! We are so pleased to hear about how much you enjoyed Peru and the expertise of Harvey Martinez and Alyssa. We will be sure to share this with both of them.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Vacation
Traveling with our guide Harvey Martinez was like traveling with a good friend.
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Service
Yes, I would probably purchase another trip from GET in the coming years
Vacation
The trip was what I expected
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