Guided Tour of Peru
During this 5-day escorted tour of Peru from Gate 1 Travel, you’ll explore Peru’s ancient secrets and rich culture in the city of Cuzco and enjoy a full-day trip to Machu Picchu. Lost civilizations and city ruins with a dramatic mountain backdrop help to tell the story of Peru’s 15,000-year history. This trip includes:
- Round-trip airfare from Miami (MIA)
- 1 night accommodation in Urubamba Valley
- 2 nights accommodations in Cuzco
- Intra-flights between Lima and Cuzco and all transfers
- Hotel porterage
- Three breakfasts and one dinner
- Full-day Machu Picchu tour
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
Days 1: Urubamba Sacred Valley and Pisaq
After arriving in Lima, you’ll take a short flight to Cuzco, then take a scenic drive through the Urubamba Valley, where your hotel for the night is located. Relatively unknown until recently, this region is home to small colonial towns and remote villages. This deal includes an orientation and welcome dinner with the tour guide to start the trip on a friendly note.
- Optional tour: Head to the Pisaq Village and market, where handmade jewelry and ceramics are for sale (extra fee).
Day 2: Machu Picchu
Early in the morning, you’ll board a train, the Expedition for Machu Picchu, with your English-speaking guide. Machu Picchu is well worth spending a full day. Historians believe this hallowed Incan site is believed to be a ceremonial center of some kind—based on its impeccably preserved ornamental stonework and 50 burial sites—but its exact purpose remains shrouded in mystery. Hiram Bingham, the explorer who discovered the site in 1911, wrote, “In the variety of its charms and the power of its spell, I know of no place in the world which can compare with it.”
Days 3-4: Cuzco: “The Imperial City” and Temple of the Sun
You’ll have two full days in Cuzco, the former Incan capital that’s surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Cuzco is a living museum of Peruvian history, with Incan ruins, Spanish colonial churches, and several art museums. The town is also full of modern charms—visitors revel in its a thriving culinary scene, with unbeatable gourmet coffee and bustling markets. To explore the city, either choose one of the optional tours (extra fees) or see it on your own. Don’t miss a chance to see the Temple of the Sun (also called “Qurikancha”), once the Incas’ most important religious site. Legend has it that this temple was once covered in gold and filled with priceless statues. Spanish colonists destroyed much of the original structure, erecting a church at the site and incorporating many of the temple’s original elements in its design. At the end of your second evening here, you’ll back fly to Lima.
- Optional tours include a city tour, a “behind the scenes” look at Cuzco, and dinner in a Peruvian home.
Day Five: Homeward Bound
Early this morning, you’ll fly back to the USA.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
This deal is only available from Miami.
Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
This deal is based on set airfares that cannot be altered.
How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
The dates available are listed on each option.
What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
We suggest calling Gate 1 Travel to redeem your vouchers as soon as possible so that you do not run into this problem.
Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
All travelers will need to purchase a Groupon. Children must be at least 8 years of age to travel.