Treasures Of The Incas
Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Juliaca, Lake Titicaca, Puno
Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Inca Empire and Peru's modern gastronomy. From classic Peruvian dishes such as ceviche, to a traditional Pachamanca Feast in Sacred Valley, these sumptuous dining experiences will fuel the captivating days that will leave you spellbound by Peru.
Our prices start from5,595 LAND ONLY
12 Days • GUIDED • 27 MealsOperated Tour
- 11 nights accommodation
- Services of a Traveling Concierge
- All on-tour transportation and related fees, including on-tour flight
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (Restrictions apply)
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
Day 1 - Arrive in Lima, Peru
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. Welcome to Peru! On arrival at Lima International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your luxurious hotel in Miraflores. You can relax before meeting your traveling concierge at 18.00 for a welcome dinner, where you'll have the opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers over wine and dinner at MAYTA with Chef Jamie Pesaque.
Day 2 - Lima, City of the Kings
Experience the cultural metropolis of Lima through the eyes of a local expert. A mix of modern high rises and ancient temples, you'll delve into the history of the fascinating City of Kings. Explore the UNESCO-listed historic center of Lima, view the cathedral, and visit the Monastery of San Francisco. A highlight lunch is served at Amoramar, in the trendy bohemian district Barranco. Visit the trendy Barranco district and the workshop of Victor Delfin, one of Peru's leading artists known for his monumental El Beso sculpture.
Day 3 - On To The Sacred Valley
Board your flight to Cusco and continue on to Peru's Sacred Valley. Visit the colourful market in the town of Chinchero. Afterwards, meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, and a recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques and how she has succeeded in bringing weaving once more to the forefront of her community. Later in the afternoon, check in to your luxurious spa resort.
Day 4 - Relaxed Start - Exploring The Sacred Valley
Visit the spectacular terraced salt pans where you will meet with a family member from the town of Maras, who will explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate in the ancient tradition. The salt pans, dating back to Inca times, have been passed down through families for generations and today are maintained in much the same way as they were long ago. Dine the local way as you feast on a typical Peruvian meal, a Caja China lunch of fresh vegetables and slow-roasted meats, all cooked in a wooden box. After lunch, witness a private Pachamama Ceremony, or "Payment to the Earth," as a local shaman performs the centuries-old ritual.
Day 5 - Journey To Machu Picchu
Today you'll visit the town of Ollantaytambo, a national archeological site set on the Urubamba River. Afterwards, board your first-class seats on the Vistadome train for your scenic journey to Machu Picchu village. Enjoy lunch at your rejuvenating resort followed by a guided exploration of its nature trails and fascinating cloud forest ecosystem. One for tea lovers, the afternoon will be spent discovering a working tea plantation, before viewing the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids. In the evening, learn how to blend the perfect pisco sour before your dinner with wine at the hotel.
Day 6 - Mysterious Machu Picchu
No trip to Peru would be complete without visiting the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Pichu. With Luxury Gold, you'll arrive at this striking archaeological site before the crowds of day-trippers. Meet your local expert for a guided exploration through the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas, rediscovered only 100 years ago by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. See the great Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, believed to be an ancient sun clock. In the afternoon, enjoy time to explore Machu Picchu at your leisure or return to town continue your afternoon there. After a full day of discovery, enjoy a delicious dinner with wine, where you can share stories of your day with fellow guests in the serenity of your tranquil hotel.
Day 7 - Relaxed Start - Return To Cusco
Bid goodbye to Machu Picchu as you travel through the Sacred Valley by train en route to Cusco. Stop for a traditional highlight lunch and savour a sumptuous Pachamanca Feast of Peruvian cuisine cooked underground. After lunch, get up-close to llamas, guanacos, alpacas and even the rare vicuñas before arriving at your hotel in Cusco, steps away from the Plaza de Armas.
Day 8 - Relaxed Start - Colonial Cusco
Join your local expert to explore Cusco, where you'll check out the "Temple of the Sun," Korikancha, the cathedral and the citadel of Sacsayhuaman. Shop like the locals do at the San Blas artisan center. Enjoy free time for shopping on the Plaza de Armas, where you can stock up on a few souvenirs. In the evening, enjoy a candlelit highlight dinner with wine at one of the city's most prominent culinary scenes, the MAP Restaurant in the central Museum of Pre-Colombian Art.
Day 9 - Lake Region of Peru
Board your included flight to Juliaca and head to Sillustani to explore the impressive burial grounds. Afterwards, continue to Puno, nestled along the majestic shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy the sunsets on the lake while staying at the perfectly located GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca.
Day 10 - The Floating Islands Of Lake Titicaca
Cruise Lake Titicaca to the Uros Floating Islands, where locals bundle reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes. On Amantaní Island, join the local community for a lunch of regional specialties. Afterwards, you can explore local handicrafts before returning to Puno, where you can relax this evening.
Day 11 - Puno, Back To Lima
Depart your lakeside retreat and return to Lima. Savor a sensational highlight dinner with wine at Matria, where Chef Arlette Eulert Checa intrigues and delights with creative seasonal dishes.
Day 12 - Depart Lima
Your Peruvian adventure draws to a close as you say goodbye to your fellow travelers and traveling concierge, before being transferred to Lima airport. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and on-tour flights only, based on March 19, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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