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Highlights of Peru

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$2983

Days

8

Operated by Trafalgar
  • Itinerary
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Day 1

Welcome to Lima!

Welcome to the Capital of the New World! On arrival in Lima, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the exclusive bairrio of San Isidro.

Day 1
Welcome to Lima!
Day 1
Historic Centre of Lima

Day 2

Lima Sightseeing

Connect with the colonial heritage of Francisco Pizzaro's "City of Kings", admiring the colonial splendour of Lima's UNESCO-listed Historic Centre.

We visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats are the basis of Peruvian cooking.

Day 2
Fruits at the Mercado de Surquillo Market

Then, continue to Chef Ignacio's cooking school where we'll enjoy a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru's most popular dishes.

Day 2
Chef Ignacio's kitchen

Day 3

Travel to Cusco & the Sacred Valley

We leave the coastal capital behind and board a morning flight to Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

Day 3
Overview of the Sacred Valley

Dive into Culture at Awanakancha and learn how your visit 'Makes a Difference' to this living museum, which provides sanctuary to llamas, alpacas and vicuñas and preserves traditional weaving techniques.

Day 3
Make some new Llama friends

Meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, who will share centuries-old Andean weaving techniques.

Day 3
Traditional Weaving Techniques

Day 4

Hike to Machu Picchu

We visit the famous Sacred Valley stronghold of Ollantaytambo, before boarding the Vistadome train (light snack included) for our epic journey to Machu Picchu.

Day 4
Doorway framing Huayna Picchu Peak at Machu Picchu

Join your Local Specialist for an exploration of the iconic great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial centuries ago.

Day 4
View Machu Picchu from the Sun Temple
Day 4
Explore Machu Picchu

Day 5

Machu Picchu to Cusco

If you're feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress.

Day 5
Machu Picchu from Sun Gate

We board a train to the Sacred Valley, then head to the colonial city of Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria.

Day 5
View of Plaza de Armas in Cusco

'Dive into Culture' and enjoy the sweet flavours of chica as you learn how this Peruvian corn beer is brewed by the local women.

Day 5
Native Inca Peruvian Corn to Make Local Beer

Day 6

Cusco Sightseeing

Embark on a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of Cusco this morning. See the baroque Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and 17th century Church of Santo Domingo.

Day 6
Baroque Cathedral in Plaza de Armas

Visit the ruins of the Sacsayhuaman fortress and see nearby warehouses where the Incas once stored their grain.

Day 6
Walls of Sacsayhuaman Fortress
Day 6
Get up close with the walls

Day 7

Go Back to Lima

A leisurely start to our day sees us return to Lima this afternoon. Meet a Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world.

Day 7
Back in Lima Main Square
Day 7
Tour the Larco Museum

Day 8

Depart from Lima

Our discovery of an ancient civilisation has come to an end. We transfer to the airport for your onward flight or perhaps extend your stay at the Novotel Lima.

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Highlights Of Peru

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$2983

Days

8

Operated by Trafalgar
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Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome To Lima!

Welcome to the Capital of the New World! On arrival in Lima, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the exclusive bairrio of San Isidro.

Day 1
Welcome to Lima!
Day 1
Historic Centre of Lima

Day 2

Lima Sightseeing

Connect with the colonial heritage of Francisco Pizzaro's "City of Kings", admiring the colonial splendour of Lima's UNESCO-listed Historic Centre.

We visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats are the basis of Peruvian cooking.

Day 2
Fruits at the Mercado de Surquillo Market

Then, continue to Chef Ignacio's cooking school where we'll enjoy a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru's most popular dishes.

Day 2
Chef Ignacio's kitchen

Day 3

Travel To Cusco & The Sacred Valley

We leave the coastal capital behind and board a morning flight to Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

Day 3
Overview of the Sacred Valley

Dive into Culture at Awanakancha and learn how your visit 'Makes a Difference' to this living museum, which provides sanctuary to llamas, alpacas and vicuñas and preserves traditional weaving techniques.

Day 3
Make some new Llama friends

Meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, who will share centuries-old Andean weaving techniques.

Day 3
Traditional Weaving Techniques

Day 4

Hike To Machu Picchu

We visit the famous Sacred Valley stronghold of Ollantaytambo, before boarding the Vistadome train (light snack included) for our epic journey to Machu Picchu.

Day 4
Doorway framing Huayna Picchu Peak at Machu Picchu

Join your Local Specialist for an exploration of the iconic great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial centuries ago.

Day 4
View Machu Picchu from the Sun Temple
Day 4
Explore Machu Picchu

Day 5

Machu Picchu To Cusco

If you're feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress.

Day 5
Machu Picchu from Sun Gate

We board a train to the Sacred Valley, then head to the colonial city of Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria.

Day 5
View of Plaza de Armas in Cusco

'Dive into Culture' and enjoy the sweet flavours of chica as you learn how this Peruvian corn beer is brewed by the local women.

Day 5
Native Inca Peruvian Corn to Make Local Beer

Day 6

Cusco Sightseeing

Embark on a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of Cusco this morning. See the baroque Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and 17th century Church of Santo Domingo.

Day 6
Baroque Cathedral in Plaza de Armas

Visit the ruins of the Sacsayhuaman fortress and see nearby warehouses where the Incas once stored their grain.

Day 6
Walls of Sacsayhuaman Fortress
Day 6
Get up close with the walls

Day 7

Go Back To Lima

A leisurely start to our day sees us return to Lima this afternoon. Meet a Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world.

Day 7
Back in Lima Main Square
Day 7
Tour the Larco Museum

Day 8

Depart From Lima

Our discovery of an ancient civilisation has come to an end. We transfer to the airport for your onward flight or perhaps extend your stay at the Novotel Lima.