Peruvian Treasures #28 - 12 Days / 11 Nights

Lima, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Puno, Cusco, Pisac Indian Market and
Ollantaytambo Fortress, Machu Picchu

Day 1 - Lima
Evening arrival in Lima.

Day 2 - Lima
Tour of Modern and Colonial Lima and Larco Museum. (B)

Day 3 Lima / Chiclayo
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiclayo. Visit Sipan site and Royal Tombs Museum. (B)

Day 4 -Chiclayo / Trujillo
In the morning transfer in bus to Trujillo. In the afternoon city tour. (B)

Day 5 - Trujillo / Lima
Visit the Chan Chan Ruins, Sun and Moon Temples and Huanchaco Beach. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.

Day 6 - 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 7 - Puno
Full Day excursion to the floating island of the Uros Indian and Taquile Island. (B,L)

Day 8 - Puno / Cusco
Bus to Cusco passing through striking highland scenery and picturesque Andean villages. (B,L)

Day 9 - Cusco
Free morning. In the afternoon Tour of Cusco and its Ruins. (B)

Day 10 - Cusco / Sacred Valley / Cusco
Full Day excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress. (B,L)

Day 11 - Cusco / Machu Picchu / Cusco
Full Day excursion to Machu Picchu. (B,L)

Day 12 - 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.

Day 2 - Lima

Breakfast at your hotel. 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. (B)

Day 3 - Lima / Chiclayo

Breakfast at your hotel. Tranfer to the airport for your flight to Chiclayo. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you in registering. Visit the complex of Huaja Rajada which comprises two huge pyramids mad of adobe mud in front of which there is a platform which is to have contained the royal mausoleum. The intact remains of an important Mochica ruler known as the Lord of Sipan were discovered here in 1987. Then continue to the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, a museum inaugurated in November 2002. Rated as one of the most outstanding archaeological museums in South America, the building is modeled after an ancient pyramid of the region. Here you can find a reconstruction of the tomb of Sipan, dubbed the "Tutankhamen of the Americas" because of the golden splendor of his tomb : hundreds of pieces of pottery and exquisite gold jewelry. (B)

Day 4 - Chiclayo / Trujillo

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer in bus to Trujillo. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you in registering. In the afternoon visit the city of Trujillo, known as "the City of the Eternal Spring", where you will visit the Main Square, the Cathedral and the beautiful residential and commercial areas which contain grandiose colonial houses and well preserved porches, balconies and churches such as the Colonial Mansions of "Casa Iturregui" and "Casa Bracamonte". Transfer to the National University of Trujillo Museum, that contains cultural expressions of Peru´s diverse Pre-hispanic epochs such as: ceramics, weavings, metal, etc. (B)

Day 5 - Trujillo / Lima

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit to Chan Chan, the former capital of Chimu Empire. This Empire reached its apogee in the 15th century, not long before falling to the Incas. The planning of this huge city, the largest in pre-Columbian America, reflects a strict political and social strategy, marked by the city's division into nine 'citadels' or 'palaces' forming autonomous units. This pre-Columbian adobe city is famous for its archaeological site in South America!. From Chan Chan you will visit the seashore village of Huanchaco, known for its totora seahorses - a typical small reed boat used for fishing. Then visit one of the most important centers of the ancient Moche. This pre-Inca civilization, a warrior culture, once dominated the valleys of the northern coast of Peru. Experience the amazing adobe engineering of the Temple of the Sun (sol), the tallest pyramid in the Americas at a height of 48 meters, which is estimated to have involved over 200,000 workers in its construction and over 140 million adobe bricks. Steps away is the temple of the Moon (Luna), the Moche political center where recently uncovered friezes of mystical images are believed to belong to a divinity of sacrifices. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you in registering. (B,L)

Day 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - 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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Peruvian Treasures 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 $2323 $3110 $2566 $2268 $1930 $1850 $1800 $1719 $1687
Triple Room $2299 $2542 $2244 $1906 $1826 $1776 $1695 $1663
Single Room $3692 $2762 $5363 $3548 $3004 $2707 $2368 $2288 $2239 $2158 $2126
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 $2450 $3236 $2692 $2395 $2056 $1976 $1927 $1846 $1814
Triple Room $2524 $2767 $2470 $2131 $2051 $2002 $1920 $1888
Single Room $3988 $3058 $5659 $3844 $3300 $3003 $2664 $2584 $2535 $2454 $2422
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 $2598 $3384 $2840 $2543 $2204 $2124 $2075 $1994 $1962
Triple Room $2566 $2808 $2511 $2172 $2092 $2043 $1962 $1930
Single Room $4262 $3331 $5932 $4118 $3574 $3276 $2938 $2858 $2808 $2727 $2695
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 $2748 $3535 $2991 $2694 $2355 $2275 $2226 $2144 $2112
Triple Room $2696 $2939 $2642 $2303 $2223 $2174 $2092 $2060
Single Room $4588 $3658 $6259 $4444 $3900 $3603 $3264 $3184 $3135 $3054 $3022
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 $3248 $4035 $3491 $3194 $2855 $2775 $2726 $2644 $2612
Triple Room $3264 $3507 $3210 $2871 $2791 $2742 $2660 $2628
Single Room $5608 $4678 $7279 $5464 $4920 $4623 $4284 $4204 $4155 $4074 $4042
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 $4214 $5000 $4456 $4159 $3820 $3740 $3691 $3610 $3578
Triple Room $3979 $4222 $3924 $3586 $3506 $3456 $3375 $3343
Single Room $7548 $6618 $9219 $7404 $6860 $6563 $6224 $6144 $6095 $6014 $5982
  • 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.