Seven-Day Multi-City Tour of Peru
This trip includes:
- Round-trip airfare from LAN Airlines
- Six nights of standard accommodations in first-class hotels (seven nights for JFK/LAX departures)
- Vistadome train to/from Machu Picchu
- Five breakfasts and one lunch
- Comprehensive guided sightseeing tours, including entrance fees
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Transportation and hotel transfers
Click here to see the day-by-day itinerary.
Day 1: Lima
After arriving in Peru’s capital city, Lima, you’ll check in at the 4-star Casa Andina Select Miraflores hotel, which features a sports bar, a restaurant, and an outdoor jacuzzi.
Day 2: Ollantaytambo Temple, Sacred Valley
Board a brief flight to Cuzco, the ancient Incan capital. The group visits a colorful open-air market in the nearby village of Pisac, where locals sell hand-woven alpaca sweaters, carved gourds, and pottery.
The highlight of this leg of the trip is a visit to Ollantaytambo temple. Here, granite-hewn temples and fountains are perched atop hundreds of stone steppes carved into the mountainside. The Temple of the Sun is made up of six interlocking pink-granite slabs weighing in at 50 tons each.
Days 3–4: Machu Picchu
The next day, a Vistadome train takes you through the Sacred Valley en route to Machu Picchu, which has been described as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. This 12-acre UNESCO World Heritage site and former Incan estate overlooks the Urubamba River. During the tour, you’ll see stone sculptures, ornate palaces, and rock-carved terraces that were used for irrigation. The following morning, you can independently explore Machu Picchu for an additional $74 fee before boarding a train bound for Cuzco, with arrival slated in the afternoon of Day 4.
Hotel: the eco-friendly El MaPi Hotel, located near Machu Picchu’s base in Aguas Calientes.
Day 5: Cuzco
The next stop is Cuzco, which served as the capital of the Incan Empire. Frommer’s calls this ancient site “one of the undisputed highlights of South America.” During your stay, you’ll tour the city center to see the Plaza de Armas town square and visit the 16th-century Cuzco Cathedral, which features Incan artwork, a silver altar, and South America’s largest bell.
While in Cuzco, you can take advantage of optional tours to the nearby ruins of Tipon and Oropesa ($103 per person) or a visit to the Sacsayhuaman fortress and Incan baths ($75 per person) on Day 5. On Day 6 in the morning, you can visit Chinchero, one of the Incan Empire’s most important cultural and agricultural centers ($89 per person).
Days 6–7: Lima
As Peru’s capital city, Lima is very much the country’s cultural core, packed with open-air markets, archaeological museums, and restaurants serving ceviche. On a driving tour of Lima, you’ll see colonial-era buildings such as the famed Monastery of San Francisco. The monastery’s yellow façade and baroque accents are striking, but it’s the interior that will stay with you. Inside the church’s underground tunnels, thousands of human bones have been arranged to form elaborate geometric patterns.
Optional Trip Extension
For an additional fee, you can stay in Peru a little longer and head to Arequipa, known as Peru’s White City for its stark, ivory-hued buildings. The tour then makes its way to Colca Canyon, one of the earth’s deepest canyons.
Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
This deal is available only from the featured gateways: Miami, Los Angeles & JFK
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal? Late returns are possible at a cost of $100 per person, plus any difference in airfare, as long as the late return is on the date of the extension to our tour. Late returns that fall on dates other than the extension return date will be not be possible at the very special reduced airfare we have negotiated for this tour. To book a late return, just let Friendly Planet know and we’ll do our best to confirm you on the extension return date.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available? If your requested date is available for purchase on Groupon’s site, it should still be available.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available? Technically, you should not be able to buy a Groupon for a sold out date or departure city.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room? Every passenger traveling is required to have one. Triple rooms are not available in Peru, so your child may share a room with one other adult.<p>