This trip includes:
- Round-trip airfare between Miami (MIA) and Lima (LIM) (about six hours)
- Two-night stay at Antigua Miraflores Hotel in Lima
- Two-night stay at San Agustin Urubamba Hotel in Urubamba
- Two-night stay at Hotel Jose Antonio Cusco in Cusco
- Two-night stay at Royal Inn Hotel in Puno
- Day room (for early morning arrival on day 2)
- All transfers (internal flights, ground transportation)
- 14 meals: nine breakfasts, two lunches, three dinners
- Sightseeing tours in modern motor coach
- English-speaking tour manager and local guides
- Entrance fees
- Airline taxes and fuel surcharges
Explore Lost Incan Cities, Lake Titicaca, and Lima
On this 10-day tour, you’ll get an up-close look at Peru’s most popular attractions, including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, as well as the modern cities of Lima and Cusco. Most days have planned activities, but some are open so you can discover Peru on your own. On these open days, you can take optional excursions (extra fee) as well.
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Days 1–2: Flight, Arrival in Lima
- On a guided sight-seeing tour of city, you’ll see the San Francisco Monastery, well-known for its beautiful 17th century architecture and library.
- During free time, you can sample ceviche in cafes or sidle up to a bar to enjoy a pisco sour, the national drink made with lime juice, egg white, and angostura bitters.
Day 3–4: Sacred Valley of the Incas
- In the morning of Day 3, you’ll fly to Cusco and see the Urubamba Sacred Valley and its Chinchero Market where women sell alpaca wool scarves, jewelry, and produce in the mountain air.
- Another trip highlight: Ollantaytambo, a city built into cliffs in the 15th century by Incans; it has some of the oldest continuously occupied buildings in the Americas
- During your leisure time on day 4, consider taking the 1.5-mile Inca Granaries hike—you’ll get a great view of the Ollantaytambo here—or take the longer Moray and Salineras 6-hour hike. The tour group also leads optional excursions on the free day (extra fee).
Day 5: Machu Picchu
- Early in the morning, you’ll board a train for Machu Picchu and spend the afternoon exploring Peru’s lost city.
- With its high-quality, ornamental stonework and 50 burial sites, Machu Picchu is believed to be a ceremonial center of some kind, but its exact purpose is shrouded in mystery. In the evening, you’ll return by train and shuttle to Cusco.
Day 6: Cusco
- On your free day, you can explore Cusco, the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city. It has cobblestone streets, massive Inca-built walls, and many lavish churches.
- On Plaza de Armas, you can shop for handicrafts and textiles.
Day 7: Raqchi and Puno
- A shuttle will take your on a scenic drive to Puno, through the Peruvian agricultural fields and Andes Mountain Range.
- Puno sits on the banks of the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca, at 12,421 feet.
- En route to Puno, the group will stop at the ancient town of Raqchi, home to the Temple of Wiracocha. It was built for the god Wiracocha, who kept the nearby Quimsa Chata volcano in check.
Day 8: Uros Islands and Lake Titicaca
- In the center of Lake Titicaca are the famed floating islands. These man-made islands were crafted by the Uros tribe using totora reeds. Many say that walking on the reed-stacked island is like walking on a waterbed.
Days 9–10: Lima, Depart for Miami
- Say farewell to Puno on Day 9 and depart for Lima. You’ll have one night here and celebrate with dinner at a local restaurant with your travel companions and tour manager. On the following day, you’ll depart for Miami.
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