In the Footsteps of the Incas Summer 2017

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: South America 2017

Treading the paths of the Incas and their ancestors, we uncover the symbols of Peru, from Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, travelling in comfort to this World Heritage Site aboard the Vistadome train.You'll enjoy Insider moments like? sailing across Lake Titicaca to the floating reed islands of the Uros Indians with an expert who introduces you to native villagers. You'll sample authentic tastes, such as the local favourite, chicha, a drink made by local women and served at a chicheria.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Lima and Cusco
  • Cruise Lake Titicaca
  • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley
  • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train
  • Visit an animal sanctuary in Cochahuasi, the outdoor market at Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, historic Sacsayhuaman, and the Uros Islands
Dining Highlights
  • 9 breakfasts.
  • 5 dinners.
  • 4 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 13067168

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LimaArrive Lima (2 Nights): Bienvenidos a Lima. Upon arrival, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Miraflores.
Hilton Miraflores
Day 2LimaLima Free Time and Sightseeing: Today, a unique 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. 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, such as aji de gallina and lomo saltado, created just for you by Ignacio and his sous chefs. After lunch, meet your Local Specialist for a city tour of Lima's highlights. Enjoy Lima's ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. 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 ritual of the Andean culture and Cultural Insight to welcome you to Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary, another Cultural Insight, in Cochahuasi where animals such as vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, and Andean condors are being protected and rehabilitated. You will also learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers as they show their various weaving styles and ways of dress, a Cultural Insight. Enjoy a box picnic 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 luxurious 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: This morning, 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 will how to prepare Peruvian ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. Dinner is served 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. Perhaps hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train where your evening is free to explore Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your elegant hotel. 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 that was completed in 1694 after over 100 years of construction. Also visit bohemian San Blas, a unique neighbourhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the Incan Walls. Meet an anthropologist, your Local Specialist, from the renowned National University of Antonio Abad in Cusco and gain insight into Peru's history, geography and culture. Tonight, enjoy a your choice dining experience, giving you the option to dine at one of several local restaurants.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. Set out for Taquile Island and a private tour where you'll meet local Quechua-speaking villagers, known for their knitting and weaving techniques. Learn more about the culture of the people living on the island and enjoy a Regional Meal luncheon. Tonight, dinner is at a favourite local restaurant in Puno.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal, Dinner
Day 9LimaPuno - Juliaca - Lima: This morning, your journey continues with a flight to Lima. Take advantage of some free time this afternoon. Tonight, experience one of Lima's most renowned museums after dark. Join a Local Specialist on a visit to the Larco Museum, full of pre-Columbian artefacts such as jewelry, ceramics and pots that offer insight into the cultures of ancient Peru. You'll then sit down to a gourmet Farewell Dinner of Peruvian dishes, as you overlook the museum's beautiful gardens; a night of great food and culture celebrating your Peruvian holiday.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Hilton Miraflores
Day 10Depart LimaDepart Lima: Say hasta luego to Peru and transfer to the airport for your flight home, or if you like, extend your stay at the Hilton Miraflores.Full Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
11/14/2017$3,991.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
12/05/2017$3,991.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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