This 7 day “on-the-go” program features the highlights of Peru in an active itinerary which includes several walking tours as well as some early starts and long days.
DAY 1, Monday - Depart the USA, Arrive in Lima
Depart the USA for Peru. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
DAY 2, Tuesday - Lima City Tour
This morning meet with your guide for an orientation. Afterwards, depart for a tour of Lima. Enjoy the sights of Peru's capital city with 2000 years of indigenous and colonial heritage before stopping at the San Francisco Monastery, famous for its 17th century architecture and world-renowned library. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in the "Gastronomical Capital of the Americas" by exploring Lima's nightlife or sampling some of its many restaurants
Optional: Half Day Larco Herrera Museum & Pueblo Libre (PM)
Optional: Dinner & Show in Lima*
DAY 3, Wednesday - Fly to Cuzco, Afternoon at Leisure
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cuzco is declared the Historical Capital by the Constitution of Peru and hosts nearly 1 million visitors every year. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore on your own
Optional: Half Day Highlights of Cuzco (PM)
Overnight: Cuzco ▲
DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day Machu Picchu
Early this morning, transfer to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station and board the Inca Rail Tourist Train for Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as "The Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu was built circa 1450 and abandoned only 100 years later. The purpose of this splendid city is still a mystery to modern historians. Spend the day exploring the ancient citadel and marveling at its corridors, ceremonial centers, and terraces. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel
Optional: Upgrade to Vistadome Train available for $76 per person
Overnight: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5, Friday - Return to Cuzco
This morning, enjoy a little time at leisure before departing Aguas Calientes for your return to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure
DAY 6, Saturday - Fly to Lima, Farewell Dinner
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy one last evening with the group and say goodbye to your Tour Manager at the farewell dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7, Sunday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight**
▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.
* The Dinner & Show in Lima optional is not available on the Dec 23 departure.
** Note: Some flights to the US depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Sunday.