Inca Highlights of Peru
A fantastic 8 days exploring the highlights of Peru
Inca Highlights of Peru
LIMA - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU
8 days

A fantastic 8 days exploring the highlights of Peru. Get acquainted with the history in Lima then travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas discovering vibrant markets and hidden gems. The trip culminates with a private tour of Machu Picchu and scenic Vistadome dome train travel. Complete your journey with 3 nights in Cusco, the beautiful, history filled centre of the Incan empire.

Tour Highlights
  • Private tour of Machu Picchu
  • Explore the Inca treasures of Maras and Moray in the Sacred Valley
  • Visit the Pisac Markets, one of South America’s best
  • Good quality accommodation with breakfast daily
  • Transfers from / to the airport, bus or train station
  • Private touring with English speaking guides
  • Scenic train ride to Machu Picchu in Vistadomeclass
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed.

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    South America, Peru, Machu Picchu

  • What
    :

    History and Culture, Rail

  • When
    :

    May, June, July, August, September, October

Itinerary

Fly from Sydney via Santiago to Lima. Uponarrival, you will be picked up from the airportand privately escorted to your hotel in thevibrant neighbourhood of Barranco.

Your sightseeing tour explores the modern andhistoric centre, declared a World Heritage Siteby UNESCO in 1988. Explore the city’s architecturalheritage and then visit the Larco HerreraMuseum, showcasing 3,000 years of the Peruvianhistory. This afternoon take a guided walkaround Barranco, well-known for its selection offantastic local eateries, and is filled with traditionalhandmade crafts from all over Peru. Thebeauty of this walk is as much in the absorbingof cultural heritage, style and artistic flair, as it isthe individually significant sites themselves.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuscowhere you will be picked up and driven to TheSacred Valley your hotel in the Sacred Valleyto visit the vibrant Pisaq market, one of SouthAmerica’s most famous souvenir markets. Dropoff at your hotel.

Visit the salt mines of Maras, where the intensewhite shine is an impressive sight for any visitor.Salt was extracted from these mines duringInca times and the same method has still beenused ever since. Then visit the circular terracesof Moray, like a Greek amphitheatre hiddenamong the hills. Moray was used as an open-airagricultural lab for adapting crops to differentenvironmental conditions.

The morning Vistadome train ride takes youthrough the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to MachuPicchu. Meet your guide and take a coachto the entrance of the citadel. For centuriesMachu Picchu remained undiscovered by theSpaniards and has only been found in 1911 bythe American explorer Hiram Bingham. During aguided tour you will experience the uniquenessof the location and the genius that went into itsconstruction, making this Inca site one of theseven new wonders of the world. Return by trainto Poroy where you will be privately escorted toyour hotel in Cusco.

Your comprehensive city tour includes the beautifulKoricancha, Sun Temple, the Cathedral aswell as the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a mostremarkable Inca building. This is followed by avisit to PucaPucara, a strategically located ‘redfortress’ that dominates the entire area beforevisiting Tambomachay, with its two distinctiveaqueducts that to this day continue to provideclean water to the area.

Day at leisure to explore as you wish.

Be driven from your hotel in Cusco and escortedto the airport for flights back to Sydney.

Pricing and Inclusions
PRICING

    TWIN $1,980
    SINGLE $2,680
    Price valid for travel in 2017

HOTELS
    • LIMA – Villa Barranco
    • Sacred Valley – Sonesta Posada del Inca
    • Cusco – Antigua Casona San Blas
NOT INCLUDED
    • TIPS
    • BEVERAGES
    • FLIGHTS
GOT MORE TIME?

    Add the spectacular train ride over the Andes to Lake Titicaca and spend a day cruising across the lake.
    From $250pp

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