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Treasures of the Incas

Discover Peru’s Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Girls with llamas in Peru
12 Days
1 Country

Peru

13 Cities

Lima, Monastery of San Francisco, Casa Diez Canseco, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Saqsaywaman, Cusco Cathedral, Juliaca, Sillustani, Puno, Lake Titicaca

27 Meals

7 Dinners, 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunchs

Comfortable

Mainly 2–3-night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires 1-3 miles of walking per day that might involve some uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones and stairs.

Average group size average 20
Tour brand Luxury Gold
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Indulge in Peru with Pachamanca feasts in the Sacred Valley, a VIP tour of artist Victor Delfin’s home in Lima and a menu to rival all others in Cusco at the city’s preeminent MAP restaurant. Step back in time at the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, exploring this UNESCO world heritage site and the lost city of the Incas before it opens to the crowds of day-trippers. Explore the great Temple of the Sun and the ancient Intihuatana sun clock with your Local Expert before retiring to the luxury accommodations at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel - an enchanting Andean village resort, set amongst 12 acres of unspoiled cloud forests, with winding rivers, and misty waterfalls. From Machu Picchu enjoy a choice of exploring a working tea plantation or see the world’s largest private collection of indigenous orchids.

The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

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Day 1

Arrive in Lima, Peru

Journey by private transfer to the JW Marriott Hotel Lima where your ocean view room waits. Tonight, savor the culinary art of chef Jaime Pesaque at SAPIENS to begin your Peru luxury tour.

Beach in Miraflores neighbourhood, Lima, Peru
JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Room) View Hotel Details
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JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Room)

About the Hotel

Lima, Peru

Discover Lima from the luxury Miraflores hotel - JW Marriott Hotel Lima. The hotel offers a perfect setting to acquaint yourself with the upscale shopping and must-see attractions in Lima, Peru's vibrant Miraflores District. The hotel boasts about its views of the ocean is near Playa Redondo, the pyramids of Huaca Pucllana and abundant parks which you are sure to enjoy during your stay.

 

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Contemporary
Exceptional Dining Restaurant, JW Marriott Hotel, Lima, Peru
Welcome Dinner in Lima

You can relax before meeting your Travel Concierge at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner where local flavors and contemporary culinary techniques highlight the pillars of Peruvian cuisine. 

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Exceptional Dining

Day 2

Lima, City of the Kings

Discover Lima’s top sites including the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop`s Palace and the City Hall. Enhance your tour and choose to visit the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs or the Historic Torre Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank Museum. Afterwards, step inside the historic Casa Aliaga, one of the oldest houses in Lima and in the Aliaga family since 17 generations. A culinary journey of Peruvian cuisine for lunch awaits before visiting Barranco, the bohemian heart of Lima where many of the country's foremost artists, musicians, photographers and designers live and work. Pause at the Bridge of Sighs which has inspired poets and songwriters before you’re treated to an exclusive VIP visit to the home and workshop of renowned Peruvian sculptor and painter, Victor Delfin.

Cathedral de Lima, Lima, Peru
JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Room) View Hotel Details
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JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Room)

About the Hotel

Lima, Peru

Discover Lima from the luxury Miraflores hotel - JW Marriott Hotel Lima. The hotel offers a perfect setting to acquaint yourself with the upscale shopping and must-see attractions in Lima, Peru's vibrant Miraflores District. The hotel boasts about its views of the ocean is near Playa Redondo, the pyramids of Huaca Pucllana and abundant parks which you are sure to enjoy during your stay.

 

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Contemporary
Founder's Collection Dr. Canseco House, Barranca, Peru
Meet Dr. Canseco

If you are traveling on a Founder's Collection departure you will meet Dr. Canseco – a local politician who comes from a long lineage of Peruvian p...

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Founder's Collection

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Guided Tour of the San Francisco Monastery

Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs.

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Personalise your day Torre De Tagle Palace, Lima, Peru
Visit Torre Tagle Palace

Visit the historic Torre Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum. 

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Personalise your day

Curated Experiences Meet Victor Delfin, Barranca, Peru
Meet Local Artist Victor Delfin in Lima

Visit the home of local artist Victor Delfin, known for his monumental El Beso sculpture at his workshop in the city's trendy Barranco district.

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Curated Experiences

Exceptional Dining Lunch at Amor Amar, Barranca, Peru
Lunch at Amor Amar

Enjoy a fantastic seafood restaurant in the trendy neighborhood of Barranco in Lima. This restaurant offers Peruvian classics in a great outdoor ambiance underneath the lush trees.

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Exceptional Dining

Passport Moments
Visit Casa Aliaga

Visit Casa Aliaga, one of the oldest houses in Lima which has been in the Aliaga family for 17 generations. This colonial house was built by Jeróni...

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Passport Moments

Day 3

On to the Sacred Valley

Quechua scholar Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez shares the history and culture of traditional Peruvian Cusqueñan textile weavers at the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

Mountains, Chinchero, Peru
Tambo del Inka View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tambo del Inka

About the Hotel

Sacred Valley, Peru

Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado is a luxury hotel in Sacred Valley, Peru that invites visitors to experience a warm and welcoming atmosphere, along with adventure tourism experiences nearby including historical and cultural tours of the vestiges of the Incan Empire.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Traditional
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez, Chinchero Market, Sacred Valley, Peru
Meet Quechua Scholar and Community leader Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez

Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of C...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER

Day 4

Exploring the Sacred Valley

A local salt miner shares ancient salt mining techniques, passed down through generations. Uncover more of Peru’s past dining on a caja china lunch before a local shaman welcomes you to the Sacred Valley at a traditional blessing ceremony.

Sacred Valley Salt Mines in Maras, Peru
Tambo del Inka View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Tambo del Inka

About the Hotel

Sacred Valley, Peru

Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado is a luxury hotel in Sacred Valley, Peru that invites visitors to experience a warm and welcoming atmosphere, along with adventure tourism experiences nearby including historical and cultural tours of the vestiges of the Incan Empire.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Traditional
Exceptional Dining Caja Chia Lunch, Sacred Valley, Peru
Enjoy a Local Caja China Lunch

Experience a caja china lunch, a popular way to create a delicious meal in Peru, cooked in a wooden box.

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Exceptional Dining

Passport Moments Salt mines, Maras, Sacred Valley, Peru
Visit the Terraced Salt Pans of Maras

Learn from locals about the process of salt mining.The cascading salt terraces along this scenic canyon have been harvested using an evaporation te...

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Passport Moments

Passport Moments Sacred Valley Cusco, Peru
Sacred Valley Shaman Welcoming Ceremony

A local shaman will perform a welcoming ceremony to the Sacred Valley and the mystical Andes Mountains that surround it.

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Passport Moments

Day 5

Journey to Machu Picchu

Board the panoramic Vistadome train for your journey to Machu Picchu, pausing for lunch above the Vilcanota River followed by a guided walk through the lush and enchanting cloud forest. Learn the art of tea making at a working tea plantation or view the world’s largest private collection of indigenous orchids.

Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

About the Hotel

Machu Picchu, Peru

This enchanting Andean village hotel is located within 12.3 acres of pristine cloud forest. The spectacular grounds are laced with paths that wind past waterfalls and trails, and organic gardens that wander through the misty forest. A place to relax, while exploring nature and encountering the wonders of the Incan civilization, experiencing authentic travel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Style

  • Traditional
Passport Moments Ollantaytambo Fortress Visit Machu Picchu, Peru
Visit Ollantaytambo

Join a local expert and visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo. See the magnificent views of the ruins on the side of the cliffs above the Urubamba river. 

Included in Trip

Passport Moments

Personalise your day Tea Plantation, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru
Discover a Working Tea Plantation

Visit a working tea plantation. 

Included in Trip

Personalise your day

Personalise your day Indigenous Orchid Garden, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru
View Indigenous Orchids

View the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids around your hotel surrounded by the Cloud Forest.

Included in Trip

Personalise your day

Exceptional Dining Café Inkaterra Exterior​, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru
Lunch at Café Inkaterra

Enjoy lunch at Café Inkaterra, located between the Machu Picchu train tracks and surrounded by lush forest.

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Exceptional Dining

Magnificent Stays Guest Room, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Peru
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

This enchanting Andean village hotel is located within 12.3 acres of pristine cloud forest. The spectacular grounds are laced with paths that wind ...

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Magnificent Stays

Day 6

Mysterious Machu Picchu

Arriving at the enigmatic Machu Picchu, your Local Expert paints a picture of Incan history on the Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana. Feast on an Andean lunch, then soak in grand views of Machu Picchu or return to the Pueblo for a twilight nature walk showcasing sacred Pre-Inca pictographs.

Sightseeing at Machu Picchu, Peru​
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

About the Hotel

Machu Picchu, Peru

This enchanting Andean village hotel is located within 12.3 acres of pristine cloud forest. The spectacular grounds are laced with paths that wind past waterfalls and trails, and organic gardens that wander through the misty forest. A place to relax, while exploring nature and encountering the wonders of the Incan civilization, experiencing authentic travel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Style

  • Traditional
Passport Moments Group, Machu Picchu, Peru
Explore Ancient Machu Picchu

Experience Machu Picchu with a Local Expert. You’ll learn about Machu Picchu’s history and the use of each section of including ceremonial, storage...

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Passport Moments

Exceptional Dining Lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary, Machu Picchu, Peru
Lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary

Savor traditional Andean cuisine at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.

Included in Trip

Exceptional Dining

Personalise your day Cloud Forest Twighlight Walk Machu Picchu, Peru
Cloud Forest Twilight Walk

Embark on a twilight nature walk where your guide will point out medicinal plants, sacred Pre-Inca pictographs, and an enchanting waterfall in the Cloud Forest.

Included in Trip

Personalise your day

Personalise your day Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Peru
More Time at Machu Picchu

Seize the opportunity to return to Machu Picchu a second time on this Personalise Your Day option. After exploring the ancient Inca citadel with yo...

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Personalise your day

Day 7

Return to Cusco

Travel back to the Sacred Valley by Train on your way to Cusco where the panoramic windows and observation outdoor carriage bring the stunning surroundings in. Then enjoy traditional Pachamanca feast of Peruvian cuisine cooked underground that will transport you back to pre-historic times. You’ll continue your trip to Cusco with a fascinating stop in the village of Lamay for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER ® Experience.  Conclude your day as you check into your five-centuries-old mansion in Cusco.

Machu Picchu Train, Cusco, Peru
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Suite with oxygen) View Hotel Details
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Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Suite with oxygen)

About the Hotel

Cusco, Peru

Dating back nearly five centuries, the storied mansion of the Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), it is a five-minute walk from the main square and less than a mile from an array of museums, markets and restaurants. Uniting the past and present, Andes Spirit Spa presents indigenous treatments and an indoor therapy pool. Meanwhile, Inti Raymi Restaurant offers authentic Peruvian dishes.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Historic
Curated Experiences Pachamanca Lunch, Cusco, Peru
VIP Experience Lunch in Cusco

Savor a Pachamanca feast in the Sacred valley. This traditional way to slow cook local vegetables and meats using hot stones and clay pots undergro...

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Curated Experiences

Passport Moments Vistadome Train to Sacred Valley, Cusco​, Peru
Vistodome Train Ride to Ollantaytambo

Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train, offering you great views with panoramic windows and an outdoor observation carriage.

Included in Trip

Passport Moments

Magnificent Stays
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Dating back nearly five centuries, the storied mansion of the Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Qor...

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Magnificent Stays

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Make Travel Matter, Visit Lamay Village, Lamay, Peru
Visit Lamay

Visit the village of Lamay for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER ® Experience with the locals. First stop at the guinea pig sheds to learn more about the animal...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER

Day 8

Historical Cusco

Step into the past at Cusco’s ruins of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most important Incan sites of sacred towers, shrines and zigzagging walls of giant, interlocking stones. Feel like an archaeologist exploring among the ruins before curating your day. Return to Cusco and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating arty neighborhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight in Peruvian produce. Or, continue your exploration of various ruins just outside of Cusco on a picturesque hike. You will end up in the San Blas district. Conclude your day with a memorable dinner at MAP Restaurant, an intimate “glass box” in the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.

Sightseeing, Cusco, Peru​
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Suite with oxygen) View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Suite with oxygen)

About the Hotel

Cusco, Peru

Dating back nearly five centuries, the storied mansion of the Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), it is a five-minute walk from the main square and less than a mile from an array of museums, markets and restaurants. Uniting the past and present, Andes Spirit Spa presents indigenous treatments and an indoor therapy pool. Meanwhile, Inti Raymi Restaurant offers authentic Peruvian dishes.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Historic
Passport Moments Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, Peru​
Cusco City Tour

Join your Local Expert for a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuamán, one of the most important Incan sites and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. You'll ...

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Passport Moments

Exceptional Dining Dinner at MAP Restaurant, Cusco, Peru
Cusco Dinner at MAP Café

Dine at MAP restaurant, one of the city's most prominent restaurants, situated on the lively, modern patio of the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art.Dine ...

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Exceptional Dining

Personalise your day Tambo Macha Cusco, Peru
Visit Tambomachay

Visit the ruins of Tambomachay and enjoy a leisurely 3.7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Qenqo. 

Included in Trip

Personalise your day

Personalise your day San Blas Church San Pedro Market Cusco, Peru
Visit San Blas Church and San Pedro Market

Return to Cusco by vehicle and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating artsy neighborhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue...

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Personalise your day

Day 9

Lake Region of Peru

Take your time in the sacred burial grounds of Sillustani. Reach Puno, for your stay GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca on the private island of Esteves, where you are treated to a lakeside sunset.

Reed Boat Puno Lake Titicaca Peru
GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

About the Hotel

Puno, Peru

A stay at GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca, on the private island of Esteves, offers you a privileged position from which to marvel at the richly colored dawn sky or relax at the end of the day with a glass of red wine as you watch the sunset over the lake. The hotel is located at one extreme of Titicaca, in the bay of Puno on a rocky hill surrounded by the extensive reed forest or totorales that dominate this side of the bay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Traditional
Passport Moments Picnic Lunch at Lake Umayo​, Puno, Peru​
Visit Sillustani

Enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Umayo before visiting the archeological site of Sillustani. Explore the stone burial towers 'chullpas' t...

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Passport Moments

Day 10

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

A private cruise of Lake Titicaca with your Local Expert showcases the incredible man-made Uros Floating Islands made entirely of reeds. On Amantani Island, join a local family for a farm-to-table lunch and stroll among the ancient ruins and terraced hillsides offering views across the water.

Lake Titicaca Sightseeing​, Lake Titicaca, Peru
GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

About the Hotel

Puno, Peru

A stay at GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca, on the private island of Esteves, offers you a privileged position from which to marvel at the richly colored dawn sky or relax at the end of the day with a glass of red wine as you watch the sunset over the lake. The hotel is located at one extreme of Titicaca, in the bay of Puno on a rocky hill surrounded by the extensive reed forest or totorales that dominate this side of the bay.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Traditional
Curated Experiences Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru
Visit Amantani Island

Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience a you as you meet a local family on Amantani Island. Home to about 4,000 inhabitants, you'll discover how the...

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Curated Experiences

Passport Moments Private Boat Cruise, Lake Titicaca, Peru
Lake Titicaca Private Boat Cruise

Visit the Uros Floating Islands to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the local people and enjoy lunch with this community that bundles reeds...

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Passport Moments

Exceptional Dining Dine with Locals on Amantani Island, Lake Titicaca
Dine with the locals of Amantani Island

Sit down with community members for a farm-to-table lunch featuring ingredients grown on the island before exploring the terraced hillsides and vie...

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Exceptional Dining

Day 11

Puno, Back to Lima

Return to Lima for your stay at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima in the vibrant Miraflores District. Savor a sensational dinner at Matria, where chef Arlette Eulert Checa intrigues and delights with creative seasonal dishes.

Chullpa Tomb, Lake Umayo, Puno, Peru
JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Room) View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Room)

About the Hotel

Lima, Peru

Discover Lima from the luxury Miraflores hotel - JW Marriott Hotel Lima. The hotel offers a perfect setting to acquaint yourself with the upscale shopping and must-see attractions in Lima, Peru's vibrant Miraflores District. The hotel boasts about its views of the ocean is near Playa Redondo, the pyramids of Huaca Pucllana and abundant parks which you are sure to enjoy during your stay.

 

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Business Centre
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

Style

  • Contemporary
Exceptional Dining CD at Matria Restaurant, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Lima Celebration Dinner at Matria

Savor a creative array of seasonal dishes created by chef Arlette Eulert at Matria. This Peruvian restaurant boasts organic ingredients that change according to the season.

Included in Trip

Exceptional Dining

Day 12

Depart Lima

Your Peruvian adventure draws to a close as you say goodbye before your private transfer to the Lima Airport.

Skyline, Lima, Peru​
Included Meals Breakfast

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Founder's Collection
Meet Dr. Canseco

If you are traveling on a Founder's Collection departure you will meet Dr. Canseco – a local politician who comes from a long lineage of Peruvian p...

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Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Guided Tour of the San Francisco Monastery

Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs.

Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Visit Torre Tagle Palace

Visit the historic Torre Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum. 

Included in Trip
Curated Experiences
Meet Local Artist Victor Delfin in Lima

Visit the home of local artist Victor Delfin, known for his monumental El Beso sculpture at his workshop in the city's trendy Barranco district.

Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Visit Casa Aliaga

Visit Casa Aliaga, one of the oldest houses in Lima which has been in the Aliaga family for 17 generations. This colonial house was built by Jeróni...

See More
Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
Meet Quechua Scholar and Community leader Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez

Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of C...

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Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Visit the Terraced Salt Pans of Maras

Learn from locals about the process of salt mining.The cascading salt terraces along this scenic canyon have been harvested using an evaporation te...

See More
Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Sacred Valley Shaman Welcoming Ceremony

A local shaman will perform a welcoming ceremony to the Sacred Valley and the mystical Andes Mountains that surround it.

Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Visit Ollantaytambo

Join a local expert and visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo. See the magnificent views of the ruins on the side of the cliffs above the Urubamba river. 

Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Discover a Working Tea Plantation

Visit a working tea plantation. 

Included in Trip
Personalise your day
View Indigenous Orchids

View the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids around your hotel surrounded by the Cloud Forest.

Included in Trip
Magnificent Stays
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

This enchanting Andean village hotel is located within 12.3 acres of pristine cloud forest. The spectacular grounds are laced with paths that wind ...

See More
Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Explore Ancient Machu Picchu

Experience Machu Picchu with a Local Expert. You’ll learn about Machu Picchu’s history and the use of each section of including ceremonial, storage...

See More
Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Cloud Forest Twilight Walk

Embark on a twilight nature walk where your guide will point out medicinal plants, sacred Pre-Inca pictographs, and an enchanting waterfall in the Cloud Forest.

Included in Trip
Personalise your day
More Time at Machu Picchu

Seize the opportunity to return to Machu Picchu a second time on this Personalise Your Day option. After exploring the ancient Inca citadel with yo...

See More
Included in Trip
Curated Experiences
VIP Experience Lunch in Cusco

Savor a Pachamanca feast in the Sacred valley. This traditional way to slow cook local vegetables and meats using hot stones and clay pots undergro...

See More
Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Vistodome Train Ride to Ollantaytambo

Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train, offering you great views with panoramic windows and an outdoor observation carriage.

Included in Trip
Magnificent Stays
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Dating back nearly five centuries, the storied mansion of the Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Qor...

See More
Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
Visit Lamay

Visit the village of Lamay for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER ® Experience with the locals. First stop at the guinea pig sheds to learn more about the animal...

See More
Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Cusco City Tour

Join your Local Expert for a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuamán, one of the most important Incan sites and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. You'll ...

See More
Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Visit Tambomachay

Visit the ruins of Tambomachay and enjoy a leisurely 3.7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Qenqo. 

Included in Trip
Personalise your day
Visit San Blas Church and San Pedro Market

Return to Cusco by vehicle and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating artsy neighborhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue...

See More
Included in Trip
Passport Moments
Visit Sillustani

Enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Umayo before visiting the archeological site of Sillustani. Explore the stone burial towers 'chullpas' t...

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About this trip

Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.  
In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.  
Included at all hotels.
Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.  
On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.
Enjoy complimentary hotel Wi-Fi. And, on select coaches, onboard Wi-Fi may also be available.
Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.  

Authentic Dining

7 Dinners, 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunchs

Great food is at the heart of every journey with us. Here is a selection of the incredible dining experiences you'll enjoy on this tour.

Welcome Dinner in Lima

You can relax before meeting your Travel Concierge at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner where local flavors and contemporary culinary techniques highlight the pillars of Peruvian cuisine. 

Lunch at Amor Amar

Enjoy a fantastic seafood restaurant in the trendy neighborhood of Barranco in Lima. This restaurant offers Peruvian classics in a great outdoor ambiance underneath the lush trees.

Enjoy a Local Caja China Lunch

Experience a caja china lunch, a popular way to create a delicious meal in Peru, cooked in a wooden box.

Lunch at Café Inkaterra

Enjoy lunch at Café Inkaterra, located between the Machu Picchu train tracks and surrounded by lush forest.

Lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary

Savor traditional Andean cuisine at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.

Cusco Dinner at MAP Café

Dine at MAP restaurant, one of the city's most prominent restaurants, situated on the lively, modern patio of the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art.

Dine with the locals of Amantani Island

Sit down with community members for a farm-to-table lunch featuring ingredients grown on the island before exploring the terraced hillsides and viewing the skillfully made crafts the inhabitants are known for.

Lima Celebration Dinner at Matria

Savor a creative array of seasonal dishes created by chef Arlette Eulert at Matria. This Peruvian restaurant boasts organic ingredients that change according to the season.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Room)
Tambo del Inka
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Suite with oxygen)
GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Languages across Peru: Spanish is the official language of Peru.
  • Currency used in Peru: The currency of Peru is the Peruvian Sole (S/).
  • Capital city: The capital of Peru is Lima.
  • Time Zone(s) in Peru: The main time zone used in Peru is Peru Standard Time (PET).

 

Perupassport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Peru.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

The weather and climate in Peru vary significantly due to its diverse geography and varying elevations. Along the coastal region, which includes cities like Lima, the climate is generally mild and arid. Summers are warm and dry, while winters are cooler and often overcast. In the highland areas of the Andes, such as Cusco and Machu Picchu, the climate is cooler due to the higher elevations. The weather can change rapidly in the highlands, with cool temperatures during the day and cold nights. The Amazon rainforest region in eastern Peru experiences a tropical climate, with high temperatures, high humidity, and abundant rainfall throughout the year. In the southern region, including Arequipa and Lake Titicaca, the climate is more temperate, with warm summers and cooler winters.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable hiking shoes or boots: Suitable for walking and light hikes. You should also consider bringing sandals or flip-flops for lounging or beach days.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Quick-dry pants: Opt for comfortable pants that dry quickly if they get wet.
  • Layers: To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing.
  • Rain gear: Waterproof rain jacket and pants are a must to stay dry during rainy spells.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

As an American citizen traveling to Peru, here's what you need to know about electricity, adapters, hair dryers, and air conditioning:

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz. In  Peru, the standard voltage is also 220V, and the frequency is 60Hz. The outlets commonly used are Type A and Type C. Type A outlets have two flat parallel pins, while Type C outlets have two round pins.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in Peru. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

Adapters and Converters

  • If you plan to bring American appliances, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220 from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the power outlets.
  • It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.
  • To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances.

We recommend purchasing a universal adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Many hotels in Peru provide hair dryers in their rooms for guests to use, especially those catering to international travelers. These hair dryers are usually compatible with the local voltage and plug types, so you won't typically need to worry about bringing your own unless you have specific preferences or requirements.

If you have a high-powered or specialized hair dryer that you prefer to use, or if you're staying in accommodations that might not provide hair dryers, you can bring a travel hair dryer that's designed to work with various voltage levels and plug types. This way, you'll ensure that you can use your hair dryer regardless of the specific electrical setup in the hotel.

Remember also to pack any necessary travel adapters or voltage converters if your hair dryer is not compatible with the local voltage and plug type. It's always better to be prepared to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free experience during your trip.

If you are unsure about the electrical compatibility or amenities provided by a specific hotel, you can see if they provide this information on their site or contact them directly before your trip to inquire about the availability of hair dryers and other electrical considerations for international travelers. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but cannot find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

  • Air conditioning is used in Peru, especially during the hot summer months. Given the warm climate, air conditioning helps maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. Restaurants, shopping malls, museums, and other public spaces typically have air conditioning to provide relief from the heat. 
  • In more traditional or older buildings, air conditioning might not be as prevalent as in modern structures.
  • Keep in mind that local customs and practices might influence the use of air conditioning.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold, and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

Traveling on a guided tour can be an exciting and enriching experience. However, it's essential to prioritize your health and safety while exploring new territories. Staying informed, prepared, and cautious will go a long way in ensuring a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Always stay in touch with your Travel Director and always follow their recommendations.

Here are some health advice and recommendations for travelers:

Visit the Doctor: Before embarking on your trip, schedule a visit with a medicine specialist or your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized health advice based on your medical history, current health status, and the specific countries you'll be visiting.

Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trip cancellations.

First Aid Kit: Carry a basic kit with essential items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any prescribed medications.  

Stay Hydrated: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, and rest in air-conditioned or shaded areas.

Respect Local Customs: Respect local customs and dress codes, especially in conservative areas. Dress modestly, particularly when visiting religious sites.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medications and carry them in their original packaging, along with a copy of your prescription. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these. 

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Samuel Burstein
Review date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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Knowledgeable about their tours. Rapidly respond to questions. Very easy to reach.
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We so appreciate your kind words and couldn't be happier to see how much you enjoyed Lima and the Treasures of the Incas. Thank you for taking the time to write.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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Fantastic trip. Visiting multiple different environments including Lima, Machu Picchu, the sacred valley and Cusco, in addition to Lake Titicaca, Good food and comfortable transportation.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, June 19, 2016
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Everything was well planned. Guides always helpful and informative
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Great trip. Great experience. Tour guides could not have been better. They were the greatest.
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