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Peru Explorer

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The ancient allure of Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley meet the buzz and bustle of Lima and Cusco.

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    • For a trip with more exclusive Insider experiences, more included meals and upgraded hotels, see our Highlights of Peru or In the Footsteps of the Incas itineraries featured in the USA & Canada brochure.
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    • Land and Intra Air: Prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights between Lima-Cusco, and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher.
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    Lima, Peru

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      • For a trip with more exclusive Insider experiences, more included meals and upgraded hotels, see our Highlights of Peru or In the Footsteps of the Incas itineraries featured in the USA & Canada brochure.
      • Crossovers: All 2018 departure dates will operate as per the 2018 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • Land and Intra Air: Prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights between Lima-Cusco, and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher.
      • Please note: This trip experiences high elevations, we recommend guests with preexisting medical conditions talk with a doctor prior to travel.
      • Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Treading the paths of the Incas and their ancestors, the ancient allure of Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley meet the buzz and bustle of Lima and Cusco in time spent with Peru's classic Incan sights and cities.


      Trip type: CostSaver i

      Trip code: VPRU

      6 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 6 Breakfasts

      • 1 Lunch

      • 4 Dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Cusco
          Discover Sacsayhuaman, Coricancha and the famous San Pedro market before enjoying a magical evening featuring an entertaining folklore show

        • Lima
          Explore the "City of the Kings" and see the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace, City Hall and visit San Francisco Monastery, famous for its catacombs

        • Machu Picchu
          Journey to the marvellous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World

        • Sacred Valley
          Visit the famous Pisac Market and stop at the Awanakancha Living Museum where you may see llamas, alpacas and vicuñas


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 Breakfasts

        • 1 Lunch

        • 4 Dinners


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      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • All internal air included in trip cost

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • City orientation tours

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Train excursion to Machu Picchu


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Peru Explorer

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Lima, the "City of the Kings." Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

      Hotel
      La Hacienda

      2. Lima Sightseeing and Free Time

      Today, discover the famous Plaza Mayor and Cathedral. See the Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace and City Hall. Visit the San Francisco Monastery, an interesting museum featuring mysterious catacombs. Your afternoon is free. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers as you dive deep into the essence of Peruvian food. Feast on an authentic meal, at Mangos, a restaurant boasting nearly 15 years of service.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      La Dama Juana Restaurant And Folklore Show

      La Dama Juana Restaurant combines typical Peruvian food with traditional folkloric dancing. The food is served buffet-style in clay pots. As you dine, watch the energetic dancers perform colonial and Inca ceremonial dances. The costumes are colorful and the music is lively. Gratuity included. Total duration is approximately 3 hours.

      Adult Price: US$67.00

      Magic Circuit Of The Water

      The Magic Circuit of the Water is the world's largest fountain complex of beautiful interactive fountains featuring swaying water, colored lights and lasers dancing with the music. The Magic Fountain forces water to a height of more than 250 feet (80 meters). This optional experience is available Wednesday to Sunday. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours

      Adult Price: US$26.00

      3. Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley (2 Nights)

      Take a morning flight to Cusco where you visit Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha, a living museum where you can see llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanucos. Learn about the traditional weaving techniques of the locals before strolling through the famous Pisac Market. After lunch, settle into your hotel. This evening, discover a hidden gem in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, Añañau Restaurant, where you will dine on traditional Peruvian cuisine, with crops farmed in the valley that surrounds you.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      La Casona de Yucay

      4. Machu Picchu Excursion

      This morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo to board your train to Aguas Calientes, the village at the feet of Machu Picchu. As you make your way through Sacred Valley, the train passes little villages and rugged mountains. Transfer to the shuttle system that completes your journey to the marvellous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Sacred Valley and share your impressions of Machu Picchu with friends over dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      5. Sacred Valley – Cusco (2 Nights)

      This morning, visit Pablo Seminario's workshop. See beautiful pottery incorporating the techniques and styles of the ancient cultures of Peru. On the way to Cusco, visit a local home in Ollantaytambo, sampling the millenary beverage of the Incas at a chicheria and view the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Once at your hotel, the evening is free.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      San Agustin Plaza

      6. Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time

      Today, view Coricancha, also known as the "Temple of the Sun." Discover the Cathedral, considered the best repository of colonial art from Escuela Cuzquena, Cusco's School of Art. Walk through the Inca Street of Loreto, with its remarkable Incan wall construction. Discover the San Pedro market, known for its local products. Later this evening, enjoy spectacular views of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, where you will join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant featuring a folkloric show of song and dance.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Moray And Moras

      Visit Moray, the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory that consists of four platforms that seem to disappear into a crater. At a depth of 500 feet (150 meters), the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental location the Incas used to study the adaptation of plants with agriculture. Next is the village of Maras, renowned for its ancient salt mines and wells. The salt has been used for economic purposes since the time of the Inca. You will meet the villagers who explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 5 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$83.00

      Piquillacta Ruins And Andahuaylillas Church

      Visit 17th century Piquillacta, a pre-Inca citadel built by the Wari people, featuring an elusive history and bizarre architecture. Afterward, head to Andahuaylillas to see San Pedro Church, a perfect example of Peru’s colonial architecture and often referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 4 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$73.00

      Visit and Workshop at Choco Museum

      Visit the Choco Museum where you will learn the Peruvian chocolate making process from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar. You will participate in making the chocolate and experience the true feeling of a chocolate maker. Space is limited. Total duration approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 4 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$55.00

      7. Depart Cusco

      This morning, your Peruvian adventure comes to an end or extend your holiday in Puno and Lake Titicaca.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.costsavertour.com:80/en-za/tours/peru-explorer?tripcode=vpru for the latest discounts & departure information.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Cusco
          Discover Sacsayhuaman, Coricancha and the famous San Pedro market before enjoying a magical evening featuring an entertaining folklore show

        • Lima
          Explore the "City of the Kings" and see the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace, City Hall and visit San Francisco Monastery, famous for its catacombs

        • Machu Picchu
          Journey to the marvellous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World

        • Sacred Valley
          Visit the famous Pisac Market and stop at the Awanakancha Living Museum where you may see llamas, alpacas and vicuñas


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 Breakfasts

        • 1 Lunch

        • 4 Dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • All internal air included in trip cost

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • City orientation tours

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Train excursion to Machu Picchu


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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