When luxurious meets affordable: Highlights of Peru
8 Days / 7 Nights
Validity: Until March 2017
Places visited: Lima, Paracas, Nazca Lines, Ballestas Islands, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Cuzco
Begin the tour in Peru`s capital Lima, a bustling blend of Inca heritage, colonial architecture and contemporary elegant neighborhoods. Fly over the mysterious Nazca lines, carved into the arid landscape. Board a boat for an up-close look at fur seals, sea lions, Humboldt penguins and numerous birds at the Ballestas Islands. Then travel to the heart of the former Inca Empire; stroll the pleasant streets of the city of Cuzco and explore the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world.
- International & Domestic flights
- Daily breakfast, all transfers, tours with bilingual guides in shared service, and local taxes
- 2 nights accommodation in double room at Westin Lima
- 1 half-day City tour in Lima
- 1 night accommodation in double room at Paracas Luxury Collection Hotel in Paracas
- 1 half-day tour of the Mystical Nazca Line over-flight
- 1 Desert Adventure tour in Paracas
- 1 half-day tour to Ballestas Islands in Paracas
- 1 night accommodation in double room at Tambo del Inca Luxury Collection Hotel in Sacred Valley
- 1 half-day tour in Sacred Valley
- 1 night accommodation in double room at Sumaq Hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
- 1 half-day tour in Machu Picchu
- 2 nights accommodation in double room at Palacio del Inca Luxury Collection Hotel in Cuzco
- 1 half-day Cuzco City tour and surrounding ruins
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Entrance fees to National Parks
- Optional tours and experiences
- Any items not mentioned
From US$ 2023.00* PER PERSON including international flights departing from NY (JFK) & all domestic flights with Latam Airlines.
*Price per person in US$, based on std. room in First Class accommodation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Airfare included. Please read terms and conditions. Insurance is highly recommended. This is an exclusive promotion through Borello Travel & Tours.
Day 1: Lima
Transfer to Westin Lima Hotel.
Half day City tour
Afternoon tour of Lima’s streets and plazas visiting the city’s key attractions. The tour starts at the Love Park in Miraflores with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean passing through San Isidro, the financial center of the city and goes on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. Visits to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Convent, where San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around the hallways in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. The tour continues to the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco with visit to Dedalo Arts and Crafts, a perfect stop for anyone interested in seeing art with ingenuity. Afterwards, visit Huaca Pucllana (ceremonial center of the Lima culture) for a short visit to the archeological site Museum and go to the restaurant to taste a delicious Pisco Sour. **Please note Huaca Pucllana is closed on Mondays.
Day 2: Lima - Paracas
Nazca Line over flight Tour
Departure from Lima to Pisco airport (4 hrs drive). Be a part of the mystery of the Nazca Lines for a one-hour-forty minutes fly-over the astonishing lines, each with their unique design and immensity (some are 1,500 feet long) that can be only appreciated from 1,500 feet above. The lines comprise simple as well as complex zoomorphic designs that present more than 30 animals such as a monkey, a spider, a humming bird, a condor, as well as the renowned astronaut figure, among others. The origins are unknown, while many think it is a big astronomic calendar. Return to airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities and surrounding areas.
Accommodation at Paracas Luxury Collection Hotel.
Enjoy the action and adventure of the Paracas desert in an all wheel drive vehicle driven by experts who know the spectacular dunes. This region, where the winds blow from east to west, is full of history and culture and the landscape takes your breath away. After a fascinating time around the sand dunes and watching the sunset at one of the driest desert in the world, enjoy a luxury tent-picnic in a magical environment under the stars. Return to hotel via smoother route. Duration: 4 hours.
Day 3: Paracas - Lima
Ballestas Island Tour
Embark on a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands from the pier of the Paracas Luxury Collection hotel for a two-hour boat journey round the islands. Discover the Ballestas Islands diverse and endemic coastal fauna and take a close look at sea lions, pelicans, Humboldt penguins and other sea birds. Brief stop for appreciation and explanation of the Candelabro (“The Chandelier”), a giant figure marked on a costal hill in the style of the Nazca lines that only can be seen from the ocean. At appropriate time, departure back to Lima on a private vehicle (4 hours drive) and drop off at the Hotel.
Accommodation at Westin Lima Hotel.
Day 4: Lima - Sacred Valley
At appropriate time, transfer to the Lima Airport for flight to Cuzco.
Upon arrival to Cuzco city, transfer to Sacred Valley.
Sacred Valley Tour
Today, the Sacred Valley of the Incas awaits. The tour begins with a visit to Awanacancha, a textile center where artisans use the wool of Andean camelids, such as alpacas and llamas, to create beautiful knitted handicrafts and weavings. Next, browse the Pisac Market, a bustling outdoor market with lovely crafts and traditional food products, such as delicious empanadas or freshly baked bread.
In the afternoon, our tour continues to Ollantaytambo, a small town that still features many Inca constructions. Visit the Temple hill and plaza, and admire the impressive Inca terraces.
Accommodation at Tambo del Inca Luxury Collection Hotel.
Day 5: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
At the appropriate time, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station for departure on a two-hour journey to Machu Picchu.
Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Station), continue to the Machu Picchu Citadel. After a guided visit, enjoy a lunch at one of the local restaurants. Time to explore the citadel and at appropriate time transfer to Aguas Calientes.
Accommodation and dinner at Sumaq Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 6: Machu Picchu – Cuzco
Today is free to explore the Machu Picchu Citadel (entrance and bus fee to Machu Picchu not included on this day).
If the weather is good, we highly recommend going up to Huayna Picchu to take in the immensity of Machu Picchu and admire the natural landscape and the enormous stone structure. The hike to the top of Huayna Picchu takes approximately two hours and a half (arrival must be before 1 pm). All hikers must register at the office at the start of the trail. Afternoon transfer to Aguas Calientes to board the train back to Poroy Station (Cuzco).
Upon arrival, transfer from the train station to Palacio de Inka Luxury Collection Hotel.
Day 7: Cuzco
City tour and surrounding ruins
Today’s exclusive city tour begins with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza for a panoramic view of the city. Then, visit the San Pedro Market to soak up the local atmosphere and learn more about regional food products. Step inside the magnificent temple of Korikancha (the Quechua name means “Gold Enclosure”). In its glory days, this Inca temple was completely covered in gold. Next, visit the Santo Domingo Church, a lovely baroque building that contrasts sharply with the nearby Inca construction. Enjoy a pleasant stroll from San Blas, the artisans’ neighborhood, to Hatun Rumiyoc street. Along the way, stop to admire the Inca Roca Palace, now home to the Archbishop’s Palace. The walk continues to the Main Square for a visit to the city’s Cathedral and its valuable collection of beautiful colonial masterpieces. The next attraction is Sacsayhuaman, an impressive fortress on the outskirts of Cuzco, built by the Incas, who used nothing but enormous boulders. Also visit the Inca Shrine Qenqo and observe the sacrificial altar embedded in a rock cave. The last destination on this tour is the Puca Pucara viewpoint, a former Inca military fortress, and Tambomachay, an important archeological site. Return to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 8: Cuzco
At appropriate time, transfer to the airport to take your flight back home.
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Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only. Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.