10 Days Best of Peru

Price: $3899

1. Home City > Lima, Peru

Hotel: Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe

Upon arrival in Lima, capital city of Peru, transfer directly to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Will provide lunch for early arrival tour members.         (D)

2. Lima

Hotel: Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe

Today you will enjoy a full day Lima city tour.  The tour will take you to visit the colonial sections of this so-called "City of Kings". Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with Lima’s Cathedral and palace. After then, transfer to Pueblo Libre District, a middle-class community with its name means “Free Town” or “Free People” In Pueblo Libre, we will visit the colonial style Mansion – Casa de Aliaga which is the oldest building that has been home to the same family for 17 generations. Then we will go inside the Larco Museum to see the pre-Columbian artifacts. After tour, we will enjoy the buffer dinner with traditional Peruvian live show before returning to the hotel for rest.       (B/LD)

3. Lima > Arequipa

Hotel: Hotel Casa Andina Select Arequipa Plaza

After breakfast, head to the airport and take a flight to Arequipa known as the “White City”. Upon arrival transfer to lunch and start our city tours after then. We will visit monumental Main Square Plaza and see the massive Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa that stretches the whole length of a plaza. As well as the Church of the Company which is a small Baroque style building and the Santa Catalina Monastery, a 16-century masterpiece of colonial architecture. Then we will head to Yanahuara and Carmen Alto to view the majestic Misti Volcano.              (B/L/D)

4. Arequioa > Colca Valley

Hotel: Hotel Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs 
This morning, we will go to Colca Valley. In route we will drive thru Yura, a district characterized by rugged scenery, hills and ravines. Enter Pampa Canahaus Reserve which you may can see large number of Vicunas which are relative of llama. Then travel to Pampas Viscachani and Toccra to see to Crater of volcano Chucura. And on to Mirador De Los Andes at Patapampa with elevation of 15,748 feet from where you can see the volcanoes surrounding Arequipa, Lunch at the Town of Chivay. After lunch, transfer to hotel at Colca Valley for check in. Afternoon free time for leisure.           (B/L/D) 

5. Colca Valley > Puno

Hotel: Hotel Jose Antonio Puno

After breakfast, we will depart hotel and visit the towns of Yanque, Achoma, Maca and Pinchollo. In between we will stop at viewpoints of Antahuilque and Choquetico to see the beautiful mountain views and agricultural terraces of Colca Canyon. Then we will proceeded to Condor Cross Lookout which is one of the best place to see the great Andean Condors. And it also happens to be a spectacle viewpoint of Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world with 9,800 feet deep. After tour, continue transfer to Puno – a city located on the shore of Lake Titicaca. Dinner at hotel.             (B/L/D)

6. Puno

Hotel: Jose Antonio Puno

Today we depart the port of Puno and cruise Lake Titicaca to the “floating islands” of Uros. The Uros are an ancient culture inhabiting a series of artificial islands created from reeds growing in the lake itself. After then, we continue to the island of Taquile. Taquile was part of the Inca Empire and vestiges of that culture can still be seen in their buildings.  We will take a tour of the island before lunch.  Later, return to the harbor for the boat trip back to Puno. Dinner at the hotel tonight.          (B/L/D)

7. Puno > Cusco

Hotel: Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada by Wyndham Cusco

Today we take a bus journey towards Cusco, the ancient capital of Inca Empire. We will stop to enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant en route. The bus journey will take us through spectacular locations such as Andahuaylillas local church called “The Sistine Chapel of America”, The Temple of Wiracocha, an Inca archaeological site. We will stop by La Raya the highest point of the route which is approximate 14,222 feet above sea level. Once arrived Cusco, enjoy local dinner, then transfer to hotel for rest.               (B/L/D)

8. Cusco > Sacred Valley

Hotel: Hotel Pakaritampu

This morning we set out for a guided tour of Cusco, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere. The tour visits important landmarks such as Main Square, Cusco's Cathedral, San Pedro Market, San Blas Bohemian neighborhood, Convent of Santo Domingo. In addition, Sacsayhuaman Fortress just a few minutes outside Cusco.  The fortress is an imposing example of Inca military architecture. It was built using colossal limestone blocks arranged in a variety of interlocking shapes. Afternoon, transfer to Sacred valley for overnight. Dinner at the hotel.      (B/L/D)

9. Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu > Cusco

Hotel: Costa Del Sol Ramada by Wyndham Cusco

This morning from Ollanta Tran Station, we will take a Vistadome train through the mountains to Aguas Calientes. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu Pueblo" and is the last stop before the entrance to the most important archaeological site in Peru, Machu Picchu.  Our train journey is approximately two hours. Upon reaching Aguas Calientes station, we board a shuttle bus for a short trip up to Machu Picchu, the masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed to have been the sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Emperor Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, or "Old Mountain", is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.  We will have a guided tour of the site. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian lunch in Aguas Calientes on your own. In the afternoon, return by train to Ollanta and transfer to hotel in Cusco.  (B/D)

10. Cusco > Home City

After enjoying the hotel breakfast, transfer to the Cusco airport for flight back to home city. This fantastic journey has come to an end.             (B)

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