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Upon arrival at the Lima airport, you will be greeted by our Inca Expert Travel representative. After a transfer to your confirmed Lima hotel and assistance with the check in, you’ll be provided with everything needed in preparation for your upcoming journey.
Use this arrival day to rejuvenate yourself by resting or enjoying hotel spa services. If arriving early to Lima, take a scenic walk to Parque del Amor (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima’s gorgeous coastline or dine in at one of the many gourmet restaurants throughout the city.
This morning you’ll transfer aboard a comfortable first-class bus to the town of Pisco. Watch the coastal landscapes roll by before arriving at the Pisco airport. Store your luggage here, then board a small aircraft for a thrilling flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines.
Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to your Paracas hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. We recommend you relax by the pool and take in the stunning sunset over Paracas Bay.
Ballestas Islands is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the Earth and today you will embark on a 2-hour boat tour to experience it for yourself. Hear the roars of sea lions and witness teeming colonies of seabirds as they dive into the waters and soar above you. You may even spot dolphins and Humboldt penguins.
After the tour, enjoy the bus ride back to your Lima hotel for one last dinner in the capital city.
Fly to Arequipa where you’ll meet our representative to transfer you to your hotel. After some free time, your guide will meet you back at your hotel for a private tour of Arequipa’s highlights. Take a closer look at the mestizo baroque architecture, visit the San Ignacio Chapel, the imposing Basilica Cathedral, and the mini city of Santa Catalina Monastery. Then you’ll drive to a lookout point for views of the elegant Arequipa city framed by Misti Volcano.
The 3-hour drive from Arequipa to the Colca Canyon passes through the extraordinary landscapes of the Reserva Nacional de Salinas y Aguada Blanca. Pristine landscapes dotted with animals grazing makes for fantastic photography opportunities. Before the descent, you’ll reach Patapampa Pass at a staggering elevation of 16,109 feet (4,910 meters).
Stop in Chivay village for lunch, visit Calera Hot Springs, and continue to your lodge for a relaxing night. After sunset, we recommend you peer up at the starlit skies untouched by light pollution.
Your guide will meet you early this morning, the choice time to view condors, and bring you to Mirador Cruz del Condor where you’ll gaze in awe at the size of the condors gliding on thermal drifts over the gaping canyon below.
Return to Chivay for lunch and then begin the 3 hour drive back to your Arequipa hotel.
Fly from Arequipa to Cusco. Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, be met by an Inca Expert Travel representative. The short drive to your hotel in the historic center will provide you with stunning examples of Cusco’s hybrid Spanish-Inca architecture.
Enjoy your day with some light exploration of Cusco’s main plaza and a cup of coca tea - the local remedy for altitude sickness - while you acclimate on your first day at altitude.
Immerse yourself into the story of Cusco’s past with a private guided tour of its foremost historic sites. Start with a visit to the impressive Cusco Cathedral and Coricancha temple. Then ascend above the sea of terracotta roofs as you visit the monumental Sacsayhuaman citadel.
The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure. Explore new flavors and pick up souvenirs at the San Pedro Market or wander the cobblestone streets of bohemian San Blas.
After a satiating breakfast your guide will meet you for the scenic private drive through the Sacred Valley. Your private tour will visit the Moray archaeological site and multi-hued salt pans of Maras and delight you with the intellectual legacy of the Incas. The tour ends with a visit to the monolithic fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo but the sightseeing continues. Gaze at the changing landscapes on your comfortable train ride to Aguas Calientes, base town for Machu Picchu.
An early morning rewards you with a momentous day of exploring the “lost city of the Incas”. Your private tour guide will take you through the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu, discussing the mystery and skill of its construction as you absorb the magical landscape that surrounds this important ruin. Return to Aguas Calientes for the train journey back to Cusco where your driver will be waiting at the station to take you to your hotel for some much deserved rest.
Climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for views over the ruins or add an extra day in Machu Picchu.
Enjoy a final breakfast at your Cusco hotel. Our Inca Expert representative will meet you in time to transfer you to the airport to begin your journey back home. You can also customize this itinerary to continue your exploration of Peru’s world wonders!
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|Double||$ 4,149||$ 3,419||$ 2,789|
|Single||$ 6,679||$ 5,309||$ 4,099|
Superior hospitality, elegance, location, and premium facilities – these are the standard features of all Inca Expert Travel’s handpicked hotels. Browse our list and find your perfect hotel. If you have a hotel in mind that you don’t see here, just let us know and we can book a room for you in any hotel in Peru.
"It exceeded my expectations and I loved the people I met there. The hikes were so well organized, food was amazing, and the guides were super caring even getting the cooks to make a cake for me on my birthday on the Lares trek."
Traveled to: Lima, Cusco, Lares, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain
"Based on the trip you organized, the historical knowledge, the people, the food, the culture and the natural beauty of Peru, it was simply the best trip I’ve ever taken. This trip will forever be in my memory."
Traveled to: Lima, Puerto Maldonado, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lares Trek, Machu Picchu
"We wouldn’t stop talking about how well executed and planned everything was. I personally loved the Inca trail addition and I am so glad you gave that to us as an option. The hike to Huayna Picchu was also a group favorite."
Natasha Mehta & friends
NY & PA, USA
Traveled to: Cusco, Lares + 2-day Inca Trail Trek, Machu Picchu
"Cusco was amazing and hiking to Machu Picchu was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. Our guides were fantastic! All were so knowledgeable and accommodating to our large group. The trip was well organized and any questions we had were answered quickly."
Tracy Janess & family
Traveled to: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, 2-day Inca Trail, Machu Picchu
"We had a wonderful trip! Everything was perfect! Working with your company was great! The transportation/drivers made traveling so easy. They were always on time, friendly, and made getting around very stress free!"
Traveled to: Lima, Sacred Valley, 2-day Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Cusco
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Maria Migliore & family
Traveled to: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
"We loved our tour very much. All of our guides were terrific and very knowledgeable and fun to be with! The vans were very spacious and the driver’s were courteous."
Traveled to: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
"All in all we had an absolutely amazing time and the trip completely blew my expectations out of the water. The hotels were all fabulous with beautiful views. Thank you sincerely for the trip of a lifetime!"
Traveled to: Lima, Paracas, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
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Traveled to: Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco