OVERVIEW

The Peru Highlights Tour! Combine stepping back in time amid the Inca temples of Machu Picchu and a nature trip snorkeling with sea lions on a voyage to the Galapagos Islands! During this trip you will discover the country of the Incas and their remarkable archaeological locations. You will visit the most popular spot Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and the ruins of Ollantaytambo. Enjoy the visits of the magical cities Lima and Cusco and its cultural scenes. In this vast and storied land, ancient, colonial, and modern traditions meld together for an unforgettable cultural experience. Our goal is to provide you with a singular experience that will exceed your expectations and result in a visit to Peru that few have experienced in the same way!

TOUR FACTORS

Difficulty 55%
Adventure 60%
Comfort 70%
Family friendly 90%

ITINERARY:

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Flight to Lima. The Peru Highlights Tour begins

Welcome to the country of the Incas, Peru! The Peru Highlights Tour begins!

Upon your arrival in Lima, your guide will meet you and take you to your hotel in the vibrant city center. Lima is also known as the City of Kings. It was founded by Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535. He chooses the right bank of the Rímac River due to one reason. In particular, because of the excellent strategic and geographic conditions of this valley. Also Lima is Peru’s capital city. Further, it is asymbol of its Spanish colonial history, industry, and independence.

 Overnight in 3* hotel

Inca walls, colorful costumes, churches built on top of palaces, citadels lost in the Andean heights, legendary roads. Enjoy all the beauty of a glorious past that enfolds the visitor who arrives in Cuzco.

An US archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered the citadel of Machu Picchu for the world. Since then Cuzco has fired the imagination of thousands of travelers from all over the world. This sacred city of the Incas is one of the most spectacular destinations in America. A huge reason for this, is sure the archaeological history. All of this is for you to explore during the Peru Highlights Tour!

In the afternoon, you will get to know the city and its nearby ruins. You will get to see the Main Square, known in Inca times as Hucaypata. This was the scene for many key events in Cusco’s history. Also, there is a Cathedral which was built between 1560 and 1664. Further, is has large stones of red granite taken from the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. In the quarter of San Blas, you will visit the Convent of Santo Domingo. This building was built on top of the Temple of the Sun – Korikancha Temple. It is the most important temple. Dedicated to the worship of the sun and whose walls were plated with gold sheets.
Afterwards, you will continue to the ruins above Cusco: Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambomachay and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. Especially the last one is an imposing example of Inca military architecture.

Accommodation during the Peru Highlights Tour Overnight in 3* hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will continue your journey to the Sacred Valley, also known as Urubamba Valley. As well as to the Indigenous markets and to the ruins of Ollantaytambo. The fertile valley was once inhabited by the Incas. However, today it is the home to several typical Andean villages. There you can see locals going about everyday life.

One of the first towns on the Sacred Valley route is Pisac. This town is an Incan fortress with large stone terraces built into the hillside. Due to the wrap around the south and east sides of the mountain, it is a great motive for beautiful pictures. In addition, Pisac boasts the largest market in all of the Sacred Valley.

Known locally as the “birthplace of the rainbow,” Chinchero is another colonial village renowned above all for its complex traditional textiles.

Checking out a weaving collective in this village shows you how locals extract, clean and dye the alpaca hair. Also it shows how they weave traditional handmade items. Many of those goods are available there for purchase.

The village of Ollantaytambo is the best example of Inca city planning still intact today. A city built with narrow little cobblestone streets that have been used since around the 13th century. As remarkable as the village of Ollantaytambo may be, the archaeological site is the main attraction. It was both a fortress and temple, and you will come to the temple area immediately above the terracing.

Accommodation during the Peru Highlights Tour Overnight in 3* hotel

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

In the morning, you board the train to Aguas Calientes. From there you will head to the entrance of Machu Picchu. It is located in an enclave on the saddle of a mountain. There you can overlook the deep canyon of the Urubamba River. Within an area of a lush tropical forest, it served as a place of worship. Your guide will give you interesting information about one of the remarkable archaeological locations.

Accommodation during the Peru Highlights Tour Overnight in 3* hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Leave Peru. The Peru Highlights Tour endsEarly in the morning you transfer to the airport in order to take your flight to Lima. From Lima you continue your journey or fly back home. 
We hope you enjoyed The Peru Highlights Tour!

Meals included: Breakfast

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 4 nights in double room accommodation with private bathroom, in selected 3* hotels/ hacienda, and breakfast included
  • English-speaking guide
  • Private and shared transportation
  • Meals as detailed below
  • Visits and excursions described in the program
  • Entrance fees in Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket to Machu Picchu (Tourist Class)
  • Ticket for shuttle bus to Machu Pichu (roundtrip)
  • Local contact for emergency (24h)- (English language support)

starting from

$ 1190,- p.p.

in US DOLLAR

*Please contact us for special offers and child discounts. Prices are subject to change.

*Price based on double occupancy.

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Consider as you reserve:

My own room:

Single supplement fee: USD $390,-p.p.

Not Included:

International airfare to and from destination; meals not described; cost of medical immunizations as needed; trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance; cost of optional activities; excess baggage charges; airport taxes (if any); alcoholic beverages or soft drinks; optional gratuities to your guides; items of personal nature.

Travel Insurance:

To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance is intended to cover medical expenses, trip interruption and cancellation, theft and other losses incurred while traveling domestically or internationally.

Visa and Entry Requirements

Ecuador requires a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.