Peru Vacations

Something simply magical characterizes Peru. How else could so many amazing qualities be found in just one country? To begin to unravel the mystery of modern day Peru, first we must travel back to the origins of the country as the birthplace of the Inca Empire. You will have the chance to visit Cuzco, capital city of the Inca Empire and oldest continuously inhabited city in all of South America, as well as the famed sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a building so impressive that modern day scholars still struggle to explain its construction without the aid of modern engineering and equipment. In Lima, you’ll find much of Peru’s rich colonial history coexisting with the elements of a modern, thriving capital city. As you find yourself meeting colorful and friendly locals, you will peruse their world renowned crafts while being serenaded by the soothing sounds of the Peruvian flute. It will become easy to see why Peru holds such a dear place in the hearts of so many travelers.See the ancient civilization that once lived in Machu Picchu as you stroll through the ruins

  • Experience the artistic traditions and contemporary lives of the people in Lima
  • Visit the remarkable Inca ruins at Sacsayhuamen and the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Sample Itinerary:

Days 1 & 2
Location: Lima
Description: Get acquainted with Peru’s capital city, its 2,000 years of history, colonial heritage and artistic traditions. Tour Lima’s historical city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its high concentration of colonial buildings. Visit the Larco Herrera Museum, housed in an 18th-century colonial mansion that holds the most extensive collection of pre-Columbian art in Peru. (B)
Hotel: Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima

Day 3
Location: Cuzco
Description: Visit one of the remarkable Inca ruins of the Inca Empire, the cultural center of Sacsayhuaman. In San Blas we’ll visit its beautiful colonial church, which houses an impressive pulpit and a filigree woodcarving bearing the fruits of the region. Roam the older quarters of the city, which date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Proceed to visit the Santo Domingo Convent Monastery, which was once the Koricancha temple, the most important Inca temple dedicated to the worship of the sun. (B)
Hotel: Monasterio Hotel, Cuzco

Day 4
Location: Urubamba Valley
Description: Travel to the Urubamba valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit Awanakancha en route, where South American camelids are bred. Learn about the superb llama, alpaca and vicuña fibers as well as ancient weaving techniques that are still in use. Continue to Pisac for an opportunity to bargain with vendors at its handicraft market. At the Wayra Ranch, enjoy a lunch of homemade empanadas served on an outdoor terrace while you watch a spectacular equestrian exhibition. Later, visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, built just as the Spaniards arrived. (B, L)
Hotel: Monasterio Hotel, Cuzco

Day 5
Location: Machu Picchu
Description: In the morning you will be taken to the train station to board the train to Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas,” discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Then you’ll have a guided tour of the marvelous citadel, an awe-inspiring experience. (B, L, D)
Hotel: Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu

Day 6
Location: Machu Picchu & Cuzco
Description: Today we recommend rising early enough to witness the spectacular sunrise over the ruins, a once-in-a-lifetime sight. For hiking enthusiasts, the view from the peak of Huayna Picchu is well worth the walk. In the afternoon, return to Cuzco by train. (B, L)
Hotel: Monasterio Hotel, Cuzco

Days 7 & 8
Location: Cuzco & Lima
Description: Enjoy one more breakfast in your hotel in Cuzco before being transferred to Lima for your flight home. We will provide assistance for your transfers and flights. (B)
Hotel: Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima

Customize Your Trip
With a little extra time for planning, costing and reservations, we will create a unique, custom-designed, independent ininerary just for you. Travel solo, with that special person, with family and friends, or as a group.  Simply contact us today to start planning your next extraordinary adventure.