Alpacas, Machu Picchu

Exotic Peru

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8 days  •  from $2249 $1949
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based on Sep. 27, 2017 departure from MIA
$300 Early Bird Discount. Expires Aug. 24, 2017.*   All prices reflect savings.


Featuring Colonial Lima, then to the Andes for the Sacred Valley & awe-inspiring Machu Picchu; plus explore rich South American heritage in Cusco
Style Small Group TourTravel with a small, intimate group of 15-24 likeminded travelers escorted by an English speaking guide and/or tour manager for some or all of your journey. More of these packages
24 travelers max, dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures Scheduled Dates; select from 31 open departures, September 2017 – December 2018
Price Includes
  • Flights
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round trip flights from Miami via LATAM Airlines, including fuel surcharges and airline taxes & fees
  • All flights within Peru
  • All ground transportation & transfers
  • Accommodations in first class hotels
  • Vistadome Train to/from Machu Picchu
  • 7 Meals: breakfast daily plus 1 dinner
  • Comprehensive guided sightseeing tours including entrance fees
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Optional second visit to Machu Picchu or opportunity to climb to Huayna Picchu
  • Exciting excursions from Cusco to Tipon & Andahuaylillas and/or Chinchero & Maras (or Moray)
Highlights Larco Herrera Museum (Lima), Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Koricancha (Cusco)
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA) (flight schedule)
Themes History & Culture
What to Expect This fast-paced, partially escorted tour involves a significant amount of walking or hiking, often on uneven terrain, and reaches high altitudes requiring a high level of physical fitness to fully enjoy the trip. This tour also includes long scenic drives between destinations and may have limited rest stops.

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Exotic Peru itinerary

Join us on a fascinating voyage of discovery as we visit some of the most splendid and awesome sites in the world. Peru, like the Parthenon in Greece or the Pyramids of Egypt, provides an unforgettable glimpse of the genius of a lost world. Highlights of this tour package to Peru include visits to Lima, the City of Kings and the country's capital; Cusco, the 11,000ft high Inca capital; Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas and one of the most impressive archeological discoveries of all time.

Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

Early Bird Discount: Save up to $300 per person if you book by Aug. 24, 2017!
Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
Depart Return Price Book by
Aug 24
Tue Jul 11 2017 Tue Jul 18 2017 $1999   Departed
Wed Jul 19 2017 Wed Jul 26 2017 $1999   Departed
Tue Jul 25 2017 Tue Aug 1 2017 $1999   Closed
Wed Aug 9 2017 Wed Aug 16 2017 $1999   Closed
Tue Aug 22 2017 Tue Aug 29 2017 $1999   Closed
Wed Sep 6 2017 Wed Sep 13 2017 $2249 $1949 Closed
Tue Sep 19 2017 Tue Sep 26 2017 $2249 $1949 Closed
Wed Sep 27 2017 Wed Oct 4 2017 $2249 $1949 Available
Wed Oct 11 2017 Wed Oct 18 2017 $2249 $1949 Closed
Wed Oct 25 2017 Wed Nov 1 2017 $2249 $1949 Closed
Tue Nov 14 2017 Tue Nov 21 2017 $2299 $1999 Available
Wed Nov 22 2017 Wed Nov 29 2017 $2299 $1999 Available
Tue Nov 28 2017 Tue Dec 5 2017 $2299 $1999 Available
Wed Dec 6 2017 Wed Dec 13 2017 $2299 $1999 Available
Wed Dec 13 2017 Wed Dec 20 2017 $2299 $1999 Available
Sat Dec 30 2017 Sat Jan 6 2018 $2499 $2199 Available
Tue Jan 23 2018 Tue Jan 30 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Feb 6 2018 Tue Feb 13 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Feb 20 2018 Tue Feb 27 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Mar 6 2018 Tue Mar 13 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Mar 20 2018 Tue Mar 27 2018 $2499 $2199 Available
Tue Apr 17 2018 Tue Apr 24 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Apr 24 2018 Tue May 1 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue May 1 2018 Tue May 8 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue May 15 2018 Tue May 22 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue May 29 2018 Tue Jun 5 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Jun 12 2018 Tue Jun 19 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Jun 26 2018 Tue Jul 3 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Jul 24 2018 Tue Jul 31 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Aug 7 2018 Tue Aug 14 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Aug 21 2018 Tue Aug 28 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Sep 4 2018 Tue Sep 11 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Sep 18 2018 Tue Sep 25 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Sep 25 2018 Tue Oct 2 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Oct 2 2018 Tue Oct 9 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Oct 16 2018 Tue Oct 23 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Nov 13 2018 Tue Nov 20 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Nov 20 2018 Tue Nov 27 2018 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Nov 27 2018 Tue Dec 4 2018 $2499 $2199 Available
Tue Dec 11 2018 Tue Dec 18 2018 $2399 $2099 Available

Want to stay longer? We may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates. Contact us about prices and availability. (details)

Options & Fees

Exotic Peru
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement
Dec 30, Jan 23, Feb 6, Mar 6, Mar 20, Apr 17, Apr 24, May 1, May 15, May 29, Jun 12, Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 7, Aug 21, Sep 4, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 16, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 11 +$599
All other departures +$649
Optional Excursions
Machu Picchu 2nd Visit
Jul 11, Jul 19, Jul 25, Aug 9, Aug 22, Sep 6, Sep 19, Sep 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 14, Nov 22, Nov 28, Dec 6, Dec 13 +$85
All other departures +$95
Machu Picchu 2nd Visit Plus Huayna Picchu Entrance
Jul 11, Jul 19, Jul 25, Aug 9, Aug 22, Sep 6, Sep 19, Sep 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 14, Nov 22, Nov 28, Dec 6, Dec 13 +$95
All other departures +$110
Tipon & Andahuaylillas Excursion
Jul 11, Jul 19, Jul 25, Aug 9, Aug 22, Sep 6, Sep 19, Sep 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 14, Nov 22, Nov 28, Dec 6, Dec 13 +$69
All other departures +$75
Chinchero & Maras (or Moray) Excursion +$89

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
Miami (MIA)
Jul 25, Oct 11 unavailable
All other departures included
New York Kennedy (JFK)
Jul 11, Jul 19, Jul 25, Aug 9, Sep 6, Sep 19, Sep 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 14, Nov 22, Nov 28, Dec 6, Dec 13 +$195
Aug 22 unavailable
All other departures +$175
Los Angeles (LAX)
Jul 11, Jul 25, Aug 9, Aug 22, Sep 19, Sep 27, Oct 11, Nov 14, Nov 22, Nov 28, Dec 6, Dec 13 +$275
Jul 19, Sep 6, Oct 25 unavailable
All other departures +$300

This package includes round-trip flights from the cities listed above, subject to availability. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Coming from somewhere else? Unfortunately, we don't offer departures from cities that are not listed, but you can book your own connecting flights separately.

How to Make a Reservation

To make a reservation, simply select an available departure date and reserve online using our secure booking system. Or call one of our travel specialists at 800-555-5765. But first, check out our Before You Book section.

We only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package, and is generally non-refundable (details). The balance is due 75 days prior to departure (or within 72 hours, if you're booking less than 75 days prior to departure), and can be paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.

Deposit $600


Day 1: Depart Miami/Arrive Lima

Accommodations: 2 nights Marriott Courtyard Miraflores, Lima. (Atton San Isidro on Apr 17, 2018 departure)

  • Depart Miami on your flight bound for Lima, Peru
  • Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in
  • Please refer to your flight schedule for departure times, you must check in at the airport at least 3 hours prior to your flight's departure
  • NOTE: Tuesday departures from Miami must check-in the night before the tour date
  • NOTE: New York (JFK) departs the night before the departure dates listed above for Miami

Day 2: Lima

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • After breakfast visit the Larco Herrera Museum
  • Enjoy some free time for lunch
  • In the afternoon embark on a panoramic tour of Lima

Plaza de Armas, LimaFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, your exploration begins with a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, boasting one of the greatest private collections of pre-Columbian artifacts. Its permanent exhibition includes a variety of colorful textiles, ceramics and jewelry, but perhaps its most interesting collection consists of ancient erotic artifacts. Next, enjoy some free time for lunch before embarking on a panoramic tour of Lima, driving by the Monastery of San Francisco, the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Lima, the ornate Archbishop’s Palace and other buildings. You will also visit the fashionable districts of San Isidro and Miraflores with their beautiful parks and elegant residences overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Day 3: Sacred Valley

Accommodations: 1 night Casa Andina Private Collection, Sacred Valley. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner

  • After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco
  • Explore Pisac Market and shop for unique crafts
  • Continue to Ollantaytambo and tour the fortress and ruins

Full Day Itinerary: After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board a short flight to Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire (11,000 feet above sea level). Upon arrival, travel to nearby Pisac, a picturesque Andean village with a wonderful market. Here you'll have a chance to buy locally made ponchos, sweaters and other handcrafted clothing, ceramics and hand-painted beads. Enjoy browsing the "locals" section of the market, where villagers come from miles around, dressed in their traditional clothing, to barter and sell their produce.

OllantaytamboContinue to Ollantaytambo (10,000 feet above sea level), located at the foot of spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley. The temple area is at the top of a series of steep terraces which helped provide excellent defenses. Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, an incredible feat involving the efforts of thousands of workers. Afterwards, check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Machu Picchu

Accommodations: 1 night El Mapi Hotel, Machu Picchu. Included meals: Breakfast

  • Transfer to Ollanta station to board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu

Machu PicchuFull Day Itinerary: It's a short drive from your hotel to the Ollanta railroad station where you'll board the Vistadome train that will take you through the lush Urubamba Valley, passing through stunning scenery en route to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the most spectacular and enigmatic archaeological sites in the world. (8,000 feet above sea level)

Unknown to the outside world until archaeologist Hiram Bingham rediscovered it in 1911, Machu Picchu is now the most recognizable symbol of the Incan Empire. Believed to have served as a country retreat town for Inca nobility, the complex consists of giant walls, terraces, and ramps constructed from precisely cut rock formations. This impressive architectural feat, in combination with its breathtaking natural setting amid mist-covered green mountains above the rushing Urubamba River, makes for a visually stunning, and even mystical, experience. Enjoy the remainder of the day and evening in Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu.

Day 5: Machu Picchu & Cusco

Accommodations: 2 nights Novotel Cusco. Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Morning at leisure or optional second visit to Machu Picchu
  • Return to Ollanta station by Vistadome train then transfer to Cusco by bus

Machu Picchu panoramaFull Day Itinerary: Enjoy the morning at leisure to explore the quaint town of Aguas Calientes, revisit the citadel at Machu Picchu or trek to the top of Huayna Picchu on an optional excursion. This afternoon, journey back to Ollanta station by Vistadome train, then continue to Cusco by motor coach. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for overnight.

Optional Excursion: Second Visit to Machu Picchu, $95 or $110. Early this morning, there will be an opportunity to independently visit Machu Picchu for a second time, and for the more adventurous, to test their limits with a climb to Huayna Picchu, the sharp peak which towers above the citadel. Entrance to Machu Picchu: $95 per person. Entrance to Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu: $110 per person. Price includes reserved ticket and roundtrip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. Please contact us to reserve this option in advance as availability is limited.

Day 6: Cusco

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Morning city tour of Cusco
  • Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress & Puka Pukara
  • Afternoon at leisure or join the Tipon & Oropesa optional excursion

Plaza de Armas, CuzcoFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic city tour of Cusco. You'll see the Plaza de Armas, center of the Inca Empire, where Francisco Pizarro proclaimed the conquest of Cusco. Here, you'll visit Cusco's beautiful 16th century cathedral. Then, just a few blocks away, you will discover the ruins of the Koricancha, an important temple built to honor Inti, the Incan sun god. When the conquistadors first arrived in Cusco, the temple was covered in sheets of solid-gold and adorned with golden statues, but within months of their arrival, the temple was stripped and the gold plundered as treasure for Spain.

Ruins, Sacsayhuaman FortressNext, continue to the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an emblematic Inca construction built in the 15th century. The size of the fortress and its massive stones are remarkable, and the manner in which they were transported, cut, and laid is still a mystery. Next, travel to Puka Pukara, also known as the "red fortress", which is thought to have been a military stronghold. It has many rooms, courtyards, bathrooms, aqueducts, and towers to explore. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure or take advantage of an optional excursion to Tipon & Oropesa.

Optional Excursion: Tipon & Andahuaylillas, $75. This afternoon’s optional excursion begins with a scenic drive to Tipon, an impressive complex located 15 miles outside of Cusco. Tipon is an ancient marvel of engineering consisting of twelve agricultural terraces and an advanced irrigation system that is still used by the local population to this day. Next, continue to Andahuaylillas and visit the Church of San Pedro Apostol, considered the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” because of its ornate gold-leaf altar and beautiful artwork adorning its ceiling and walls.

NOTE: On Sundays, the Cusco city tour will be in the afternoon and the optional tour of Tipon & Andahuaylillas will be in the morning.

Day 7: Cusco & Lima

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Day at leisure or join the Chinchero & Maras or Moray excursion
  • This evening transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima

Full Day Itinerary: Enjoy the day at leisure in this beautiful town in the high Andes Mountains. You may stroll through the main square, or wander through the many charming side streets. Alternatively, take advantage of an optional excursion to Chinchero and Maras or Moray. This evening, bid adiós to Peru as you transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight via Lima.

Market in ChincheroOptional Excursion: Chinchero & Maras or Moray, $89.This morning’s optional excursion begins with a visit to the ancient village of Chinchero and its beautiful colonial church built upon the original foundations of Tupac Yupanqui Palace. Explore Chinchero’s artisan weaver’s complex, and discover the traditional techniques of weaving, dyeing and spinning. Next, depending on your departure date, you will visit Maras or Moray. During the dry season (May through late-November) visit the salt works of Maras, consisting of about 3000 small pools, constructed on a mountain side. The ancient Inca would irrigated these pools with brackish spring water and allow them to evaporate to produce salt for the empire. During the rainy season (late-November through April), visit the archaeological site of Moray consisting of enormous terraces in concentric rings which allowed ancient farmers to create diverse microclimates and harvest a variety of crops.

Day 8: Depart Lima/Arrive Miami

  • Depart Lima shortly after midnight on your overnight return flight
  • Arrive in Miami later today
  • NOTE: Due to a schedule change on LATAM Airlines, return flights to Miami on Wednesdays will depart Lima around 8:30 am and arrive in Miami later in the day

The high altitudes reached on this trip (up to 11,000 feet above sea level) and the amount of walking involved, often on uneven terrain, requires that you be in good physical condition to fully enjoy the trip. We strongly suggest that you consult your physician if you have any concerns regarding your ability to handle these conditions.




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We just returned from our vacation to Peru. I must admit we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hotels, the airline, and the professionalism of each individual that we dealt with. It was my dream to visit Machu Picchu and Friendly Planet made this an amazing experience. All three tour guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. They went above and beyond to make this experience unique for us. We will definitely be booking another tour with Friendly Planet again.

Beth Chevere, Waterbuty ,CT

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