Peru Vacation

8 Days - 7 Night
8 Days - 7 Night

8-Day Peru Vacation tour starts in Lima and finiches in Lima

This eight-day Tour into Peru’s culture and history offers an ideal introduction to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites. Take a iconic train to the famous citadel and enjoy free time to explore its many corners. Roam the Sacred Valley, taking in incredible views of the Andes. Travelling with knowledgeable guides who know this region best, we’ll leave no stone unturned.

Highlights

♥ Experience ancient ruins off the beaten path in the sacred valley with our expert guide
♥ Take in mountain views on the scenic train to Machu Picchu
♥ Enjoy traditional treats and foods

Day 1: Lima

→ Get ready for a very busy tour exploring the best of Peru in a week. We recommend booking a pre-night in Lima (in particular if your flight arrives into Lima in the evening) to recover from international flights and rest up before the excitement. ☺ Included Activities: → Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: → Private Vehicle

Day 2: Lima │Cusco │Urubamba (B, D)

Board an early flight to Cusco then head to the Sacred Valley. Explore the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Maras and Moray ruins. Enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal of local specialties.
Additional Notes: There are some very early morning starts on this trip to make the best use of our time and see as much as we can of Machu Picchu Peru in 7 days
► Included Activities: Moray Ruins Guided Tour, Las Salineras Pre-Incan Salt Pans Guided Tour, Traditional Peruvian Dinner Transport and Plane
→ Times includes all stops and visits enroute through the Sacred Valley with Private Vehicle

Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Inkas (B, L)

Today, continue exploring the Sacred Valley with a visit to the → Parque de la Papa ♥ Potato Park. An exclusive experience for Journeys travellers and part of Machu Picchu Tour for Good, you'll walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, explore the Ollantaytambo ruins and Pisac ruins and visit the Machu Picchu Tour-supported Sacred Valley family Restaurant in Lamay.

Included Activities: Traditional Andean Experience Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Pisac Ruins Guided Tour, Lamay family Restaurant, The Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour Transport: Times includes all stops and visits enroute through the Sacred Valley. Private Vehicle

Day 4: Urubamba │Aguas Calientes (B)

For serious archaeology buffs, there is time for an optional independent visit to Machu Picchu before the guided tour the following morning. Additional Notes: Please bear in mind that the town has several amenities, but is also geographically remote meaning services are sometimes more basic than one would assume. As the only option for travellers visiting Machu Picchu, the development of infrastructure has happened quite quickly, much without proper planning, and the focus on providing quality service may not be up to the standards experienced in other parts of the country. Those who have chosen the option in advance to hike the 1-day Inca Trail trek will disembark the train at km 104 to begin the hike . The trail rises steeply up into the mountains and will take hikers past the archaeological sites of Wiñay Wayna and Inti Punku, where the local guide will provide insights into the fascinating culture of the Incas in route to the trek's culmination at the Sun Gate. Enjoy a packed lunch along the way and reach the Sun Gate in the late afternoon with a chance for a preliminary exploration of Machu Picchu before the guided tour on Day 5. Transfer by bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to rejoin the group and spend the night in a hotel.

If time permits, take an optional visit to the nearby hot springs to soak your sore muscles. 1-day Inca Trail option: Approximate Distance: 12 km Estimated hiking Time: 5-6 hours Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 5: Aguas Calientes │ Cusco (B)

♥ Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Get free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.

► Included Activities: Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Local bus, Train to Ollantaytambo and Private Vehicle back to Cusco

Day 6: Cusco Inca City - Free Morning (B)

Remember that star gazing is completely weather dependent and sometimes there can be cloudy skies.

► Additional Notes: If you pre-book the Peru Culinary Bundle, on day 6 you will be picked up from your hotel at approx 11:30 and taken to a local market San Pedro and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. You will return back to your hotel around 15:00.

Included Activities: Cusco Planetarium

Day 7: Cusco│Lima (B)

► Fly back to Lima and spend an afternoon in Peru's bustling capital. Transport: Plane

Day 8: Lima (B)

Depart at any time.
Additional Notes: Our representative can help arrange an optional transfer to the airport. Included Activities: Departure Day

♥ Your Journeys Highlight Moment:
→ Traditional Andean Experience
→ Urubamba in the heart of Sacred Valley
► Your Journeys Highlight Moment:
▬ Cusco Planetarium
▬ Machu Picchu Tour
▬ Potato Park
▬ Family Restaurant in the Sacred Valley Lamay
▬ Cusco - Arrival transfer
▬ Two-day Sacred Valley tour including Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Pisac ruins and pre-Incan salt pans
→ Traditional Peruvian family style dinner
→ Scenic train and guided tour of Machu Picchu
→ Internal flights
→ All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

► USD1450.00 PER PERSON
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