Discover Peru #26 - 11 Days / 10 Nights

Lima, Ica, Paracas, Puno, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Pisac Indian Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress

Day 1 - Lima
Arrival in Lima. In the afternoon Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima and Larco Museum.

Day 2 - Lima / Ica
Motor coach trip to Ica. Flight over the Nazca Lines. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Ica. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Ica / Paracas / Lima
Early morning transfer to Paracas. Boat tour around the Ballestas Islands passing the Candelabro. Evening arrival in Lima. (B,L)

Day 4 - Lima / Juliaca / Puno
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Juliaca. Half day excursion to the Burial Towers of Sillustani en route. (B)

Day 5 - Puno
Full Day excursion to the floating island of the Uros Indian and Taquile Island. (B,L)

Day 6 - Puno / Cusco
Bus to Cusco passing through striking highland scenery and picturesque Andean villages. (B,L)

Day 7 - Cusco
Free morning. In the afternoon Tour of Cusco and its Ruins. (B)

Day 8 - Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco
Full Day excursion to Machu Picchu. (B,L)

Day 9 - Cusco / Sacred Valley / Cusco
Full Day excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress. (B,L)

Day 10 - Cusco
Free day in Cusco for independent activities. (B)

Day 11 - Cusco / Lima / Home
Transfer from hotel to the airport for your flight to Lima and then take your connecting flight to home. (B)

Departures: Weekly. Itineraries are flexible.

Day 1 – Arrival in Lima

Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you in registering. In the afternoon City Tour of Lima and Larco Museum - This half day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings." Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Continue to the Larco Museum, founded in 1926, it showcases remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions.

Day 2 - Lima / Ica

Breakfast at your hotel. Nazca Lines 2 Day Excursion with Overnight in Ica, Locally Hosted - Today you'll travel by bus (Cruz del Sur) along the Peruvian coast to Ica (a four hour ride). Upon arrival in Ica a local host will transfer you to the airport for a flight over the Nazca Lines. Are they merely huge figures or could they be extraterrestrial landing fields? Lunch is included. After lunch visit the Archaeological Museum of Ica. Dinner is included. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Ica / Paracas / Lima

Breakfast at your hotel. Ballestas Islands Excursion - Early morning you'll take a yacht ride to the Ballestas Islands passing the Candelabro. These islands, also known as the Guano Islands, have large concentrations of sea birds and sea lions in their natural environment. Lunch is included. Evening arrival in Lima. (B,L)

Day 4 - Lima / Juliaca / Puno

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Juliaca. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you in registering. Half Day Excursion to Sillustani Burial Towers en route - These burial towers (Chulpas), are ancient and impressive tombs from the pre-Inca period and they were built from a mixture of stone and adobe, and served as burial places for chiefs and important people. (B)

Day 5 - Puno

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit to the Uros Indian and Taquile Island at Lake Titikaka - This full day excursion will take you to the highest navigable lake in the world, to visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians, considered themselves Lords of the Lake, and they were convinced they had black blood because they did not feel the cold of the lake and the winter. Continuing to Taquile where a native community of about 400 families still lives with the traditions of the XIV century that respect the principals of an Incan way life. Taquile is a very important site on Lake Titikaka for its a archeological remains, the sacred and ceremonial sites, the festive activities, their rituals and for the daily life of the inhabitants which is dedicated to farming, textile production and fishing. (B,L)

Day 6 - Puno / Cusco

Breakfast at your hotel. Bus journey through the Peruvian Andes from Puno - Today one of South America's most extraordinary overland trips takes you by bus to Cusco passing through striking highland scenery and picturesque Andean villages. Upon your arrival in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you to register. (B,L)

Day 7 - Cusco

Breakfast at your hotel. Free morning. Tour of Cusco and its Ruins - This afternoon's tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere includes important landmarks of enchanting Cusco and also the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress. Once the center of the Inca civilization, modern Cusco is a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. During the tour, you will visit Cusco's Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church and the Plaza de Armas. (B)

Day 8 - Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco

Breakfast at your hotel. Full Day Excursion to Machu Picchu - Early wake up for a train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Guided tour of the ruins upon arrival. All transfers are included. Lunch is at the Orient Express' Sanctuary Lodge located just a few steps from the Inca citadel. Afternoon return to Cusco. (B,L)

Day 9 - Cusco / Sacred Valley / Cusco

Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning departure for a drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where a unique Indian Market takes place daily. The variety of products offered is overwhelming, from pottery with reproductions of archaeological pieces, to all kinds of textiles, jewelry and Peruvian handicrafts. During your visit to this bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the artisans and indigenous traders. Grab the items you like, you will hardly see the same one again.

Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a "Living Inca Town" since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Lunch is at a beautiful country estate on the shores of the Urubamba River. (B,L)

Day 10 - Cusco

Breakfast at your hotel. Free day in Cusco for independent activities - Wandering through this lovely city, exploring the astonishing narrow streets of this tile roof colonial town will be your unforgettable experience. Great buys are the traditional Peruvian handicrafts, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc. Because there is such a variety of products, we strongly suggest that when you like any particular item, you should buy it - you may not find the same item in other store. (B)

Day 11 - Cusco / Lima / Home

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to the airport for your flight to Lima and then take your connecting flight to home. (B)

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DISCOVER PERU SERIES

Price valid through December 2017

All prices are per person in US$.

Tourist Class Hotels SIB Premium Private Services
Min 1 Min 2 1 2 3 / 4 5 / 9 10/14 15/19 20/24 25/29 30 up
Double Room $2792 $3542 $2950 $2594 $2267 $2170 $2095 $2023 $1987
Triple Room $2799 $2956 $2600 $2274 $2176 $2102 $2030 $1994
Single Room $4351 $3230 $5920 $3979 $3387 $3031 $2704 $2607 $2532 $2460 $2424
Tourist Superior Hotels SIB Premium Private Services
Min 1 Min 2 1 2 3 / 4 5 / 9 10/14 15/19 20/24 25/29 30 up
Double Room $2903 $3652 $3060 $2704 $2378 $2280 $2206 $2134 $2098
Triple Room $2952 $3110 $2754 $2427 $2330 $2255 $2183 $2147
Single Room $4602 $3480 $6171 $4230 $3638 $3282 $2955 $2858 $2783 $2711 $2675
First Class Hotels SIB Premium Private Services
Min 1 Min 2 1 2 3 / 4 5 / 9 10/14 15/19 20/24 25/29 30 up
Double Room $3067 $3816 $3224 $2868 $2542 $2444 $2370 $2298 $2262
Triple Room $3026 $3183 $2827 $2500 $2403 $2328 $2256 $2220
Single Room $4894 $3772 $6463 $4522 $3930 $3574 $3247 $3150 $3075 $3003 $2967
First Class Superior Hotels SIB Premium Private Services
Min 1 Min 2 1 2 3 / 4 5 / 9 10/14 15/19 20/24 25/29 30 up
Double Room $3207 $3956 $3364 $3008 $2682 $2584 $2510 $2438 $2402
Triple Room $3174 $3331 $2975 $2648 $2551 $2476 $2404 $2368
Single Room $5183 $4062 $6752 $4811 $4219 $3863 $3536 $3439 $3364 $3292 $3256
Deluxe Hotels SIB Premium Private Services
Min 1 Min 2 1 2 3 / 4 5 / 9 10/14 15/19 20/24 25/29 30 up
Double Room $3770 $4519 $3927 $3571 $3244 $3147 $3072 $3000 $2964
Triple Room $3784 $3942 $3586 $3259 $3162 $3087 $3015 $2979
Single Room $6315 $5194 $7884 $5943 $5351 $4995 $4668 $4571 $4496 $4424 $4388
Luxury Hotels SIB Premium Private Services
Min 1 Min 2 1 2 3 / 4 5 / 9 10/14 15/19 20/24 25/29 30 up
Double Room $4748 $5498 $4906 $4550 $4223 $4126 $4051 $3979 $3943
Triple Room $4526 $4683 $4327 $4000 $3903 $3828 $3756 $3720
Single Room $8240 $7119 $9810 $7868 $7276 $6920 $6594 $6496 $6422 $6350 $6314
  • Single room price is the price of the complete itinerary in a single room, with transfers and tours based in a minimum of two persons.
  • Luxury category uses Belmond hotels in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, and their prices are valid until December 22nd.

Departures:Weekly. Itineraries and departure days are flexible, you can add extra days or you can shorten the number of days on a particular city according to your interests.

Tour includes:All airport transfers, tours and meals indicated in the itinerary. All entrance fees and train tickets needed to operate the tours and excursions, hotel accommodation, hotel taxes and service charge. Additional pre and post tours are available.

Not included:International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru, These tax can not be pre-paid. The entrance fee to the ruins on the second day in Machu Picchu $58.