Land of the Incas Summer 2017

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: South America 2017

Peru's classic Incan sights and cities meet experiences like sailing to Ballestas Islands, known as the mini-Galapagos, home to unique and elusive wildlife.You'll enjoy Insider moments like? flying over the prehistoric Nazca Lines-enigmatic geometric designs etched in the coastal desert sand, over such a vast distance that they can only be seen from the air.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Lima and Cusco
  • Cruise around the Ballestas Islands
  • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley
  • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train
  • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and the Uros Islands
Dining Highlights
  • 11 breakfasts.
  • 7 dinners.
  • 5 lunches (including Be My Guest).
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • A Trafalgar bonus - All Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Juliaca and Juliaca to Lima, including porter service at all airports.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13067164

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LimaArrive Lima (2 Nights): Bienvenidos a Lima. You will be met by a local host upon arrival and taken to your hotel in fashionable Miraflores.
Hilton Miraflores
Day 2LimaLima Free Time and Sightseeing: Late this morning, a memorable experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Ignacio Barrios, a young chef who has worked alongside many of Peru's award-winning chefs. Visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat are the bases of Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Ignacio's cooking school where you will see a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru's most popular foods. Then enjoy a Be My Guest Welcome Reception lunch of typical Peruvian dishes, created just for you by Ignacio and his sous chefs. After lunch, meet your Local Specialist for a city tour of Lima's highlights. View Lima's ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. The evening is yours to enjoy. Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 3Sacred ValleyLima - Cusco - Sacred Valley: Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient Andean, and Cultural Insight, to welcome you to Cusco. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary, a Cultural Insight, in Cochahuasi where native animals are being protected and rehabilitated. You will also learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers from different areas and see various weaving styles and ways of dress, a Cultural Insight. Enjoy a picnic box lunch before exploring the vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit a local chicheria to learn about chicha, a Cultural Insight and favourite drink of the Andes. Arrive at your valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon. Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness
Day 4Machu PicchuSacred Valley - Machu Picchu: Visit the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo before heading toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and mountains are sure to delight. Once you arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the stunning ruins of this once-great fortress with a Local Specialist. Visit the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana. Later, if you're interested, a cooking class will be offered by the hotel's head chef where you can learn how to prepare Peruvian ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. Dinner is at the hotel this evening.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Sumaq Machu Picchu
Day 5CuscoMachu Picchu - Cusco (2 Nights): Return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring on your own. Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train where your evening is free to explore Cusco or simply relax. Full Breakfast
Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel Authentic Accommodation
Day 6CuscoCusco Sightseeing: Meet a Local Specialist and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture. Also visit bohemian San Blas, a unique neighbourhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Learn more about the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina with a Local Specialist like Peter Frost who discovered this hidden site back in 1999. The afternoon is free before a your choice dining experience, giving you the choice of several local restaurants to dine at.Full Breakfast, Your Choice
Day 7PunoCusco Sightseeing - Juliaca - Puno (2 Nights): In the morning, fly to Juliaca where you will meet your Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian Altiplano. After an included lunch, visit Sillustani, a lakeside pre-Incan burial ground to explore its chullpas (above ground tombs) before arriving in Puno along the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake at sunset.Full Breakfast, Lunch
Libertador Lake Titicaca
Day 8Lake TiticacaLake Titicaca Excursion: Cruise beautiful Lake Titicaca with a Local Specialist. Discover the floating islands constructed out of reeds by the Uros Indians. Visit Taquile Island for a private tour to meet local Quechua-speaking villagers, renowned for their knitting and weaving techniques. Learn more about the culture of the people living on the island and enjoy a Regional Meal lunch. Tonight, dinner is at a favourite local restaurant in Puno.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal, Dinner
Day 9ParacasPuno - Lima - Juliaca - Paracas (2 Nights): Fly back to Lima this morning and travel south along the Pan American Highway to Paracas for a closer look at rural life in Peru (box lunch included). Dinner is at your lovely seaside hotel. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa
Day 10ParacasParacas - Nazca Lines Flight and Free Time: Explore the Regional Museum of Ica with its superb examples of Paracas weavings and textiles, well-preserved mummies and scale model of the Nazca Lines. Take to the skies for an unforgettable experience as you soar high over the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines, gigantic geometric designs viewable only from the air. Marvel at their stylized lines and wonder about the civilisation that created them. Then visit Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest pisco in the country, a Cultural Insight. The rest of the day is free.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11LimaParacas - Ballestas Islands - Lima: Cruise around the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a "mini-Galapagos" teeming with wildlife. See another mysterious design in the earth-the majestic Candelabra. Back on dry land, travel back to Lima. Upon arrival, freshen up and join your travel companions for a visit to the Larco Museum with a Local Specialist to learn about ancient Peruvian cultures, before enjoying a festive Farewell Dinner at the garden restaurant of the museum.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Hilton Miraflores
Day 12Depart LimaDepart Lima: Say hasta luego to Peru and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your holiday in Lima at the Hilton Miraflores.Full Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
11/14/2017$4,516.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
12/05/2017$4,516.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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