Exotic Peru

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Overview

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: 15 open departures, February – December 2019
Price Includes
  • 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
  • 8 Meals: breakfast daily plus 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Comprehensive guided sightseeing tours including entrance fees
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
Optional
  • 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
  • Visit the Larco Herrera Museum and its pre-Columbian artifacts
  • Wander through the Pisac Market
  • Discover Ollantaytambo Fortress
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Marvel at the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a city tour of Cusco including Koricancha
  • Explore Sacsayhuaman Fortress & Puka Pukara
Departs Miami (MIA), Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK) (flight schedule)
Themes History & CultureBucket List
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 Greece with its Parthenon or Egypt and its Pyramids, 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 11,000 ft high Inca capital; Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas and one of the most impressive archaeological discoveries of all time.

Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

Early Bird Discount: Save up to $300 per person if you book by Dec. 20, 2018!
Departures & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*
2018 DEPARTURES
Depart / Return Package Price Early
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Early Bird
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Your
Price
Departs: Tue, Dec 25, 2018
Returns: Tue, Jan 1, 2019
Dec 25 – Jan 1 $2599 Closed
2019 DEPARTURES
Depart / Return Package Price Early
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Departs: Tue, Jan 22, 2019
Returns: Tue, Jan 29, 2019
Jan 22 – Jan 29 $2299 Closed
Departs: Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Returns: Tue, Feb 26, 2019
Book by Thu, Dec 20, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Feb 19 – Feb 26 $2399 –$300 Dec 20 $2099 Select
Departs: Tue, Mar 5, 2019
Returns: Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Book by Thu, Dec 20, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Mar 5 – Mar 12 $2399 –$300 Dec 20 $2099 Select
Departs: Tue, Apr 2, 2019
Returns: Tue, Apr 9, 2019
Book by Thu, Dec 20, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Apr 2 – Apr 9 $2574 –$300 Dec 20 $2274 Select
Departs: Tue, Apr 30, 2019
Returns: Tue, May 7, 2019
Apr 30 – May 7 $2499 Closed
Departs: Tue, May 28, 2019
Returns: Tue, Jun 4, 2019
Book by Thu, Dec 20, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
May 28 – Jun 4 $2599 –$300 Dec 20 $2299 Select
Departs: Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Returns: Tue, Jul 2, 2019
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Jun 25 – Jul 2 $2599 –$300 Dec 20 $2299 Select
Departs: Tue, Jul 9, 2019
Returns: Tue, Jul 16, 2019
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Jul 9 – Jul 16 $2599 –$300 Dec 20 $2299 Select
Departs: Tue, Aug 6, 2019
Returns: Tue, Aug 13, 2019
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Aug 6 – Aug 13 $2599 –$300 Dec 20 $2299 Select
Departs: Tue, Sep 3, 2019
Returns: Tue, Sep 10, 2019
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Sep 3 – Sep 10 $2499 –$300 Dec 20 $2199 Select
Departs: Tue, Sep 17, 2019
Returns: Tue, Sep 24, 2019
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Sep 17 – Sep 24 $2499 –$300 Dec 20 $2199 Select
Departs: Tue, Oct 1, 2019
Returns: Tue, Oct 8, 2019
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Oct 1 – Oct 8 $2499 –$300 Dec 20 $2199 Select
Departs: Tue, Oct 29, 2019
Returns: Tue, Nov 5, 2019
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Oct 29 – Nov 5 $2499 –$300 Dec 20 $2199 Select
Departs: Tue, Nov 12, 2019
Returns: Tue, Nov 19, 2019
Book by Thu, Dec 20, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Nov 12 – Nov 19 $2499 –$300 Dec 20 $2199 Select
Departs: Tue, Nov 26, 2019
Returns: Tue, Dec 3, 2019
Book by Thu, Dec 20, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Nov 26 – Dec 3 $2399 –$300 Dec 20 $2099 Select
Departs: Tue, Dec 3, 2019
Returns: Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Book by Thu, Dec 20, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Dec 3 – Dec 10 $2399 –$300 Dec 20 $2099 Select
Departs: Tue, Dec 10, 2019
Returns: Tue, Dec 17, 2019
Book by Thu, Dec 20, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Dec 10 – Dec 17 $2849 –$300 Dec 20 $2549 Select

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you reserve. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Exotic Peru
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement +$599
Optional Excursions
Machu Picchu 2nd Visit +$100
Machu Picchu 2nd Visit Plus Huayna Picchu Entrance1
Dec 25, 2018 unavailable
All other departures +$115
Tipon & Andahuaylillas Excursion +$75
Chinchero & Maras (or Moray) Excursion +$89

1. Tickets for Huayna Picchu must be purchased immediately. Therefore, payment must be collected at the time of selecting this option and is non-refundable. After we process your reservation, we will send you a separate link to make this payment.

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc.

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Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
Miami (MIA)
Apr 2, 2019 unavailable
All other departures included
Los Angeles (LAX)
Apr 2, 2019 included
Apr 30, 2019;  May 28, 2019 unavailable
All other departures +$300
New York Kennedy (JFK)
Apr 2, 2019 included
All other departures +$300

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

Want to fly from another city? Unfortunately, we don't offer flights from other cities, but you can book your own connecting flights.

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 Things to Know 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. 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
Deposit $300

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Miami/Arrive Lima

Accommodations: 2 nights Marriott Courtyard Miraflores, Lima.

  • 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: Flights from New York (JFK)  and Los Angeles (LAX) depart 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 (9,160 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 defense. 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, $100 or $115. 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: $100 per person. Entrance to Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu: $115 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.

  • Day at leisure or join one (or both!) optional excursions

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 one, or both, optional excursions!

Market in ChincheroOptional Excursion: Chinchero & Maras or Moray, $89pp.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, dying 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 irrigate these pools with brackish spring water and allow them to evaporate to produce salt for the empire. During the rainy season (late-November though April), visit the archaeological site of Moray consisting of enormous terraces in concentric rings which allowed ancient farmers to create diverse micro climates and harvest a variety of crops.

Optional Excursion: Tipon & Andahuaylillas, $75pp: 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 ceilings and walls.

Day 7: Cusco & Lima

Included meals: Breakfast & lunch.

  • Morning city tour of Cusco
  • Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress & Puka Pukara
  • Afternoon at leisure in Cusco for last minute shopping and exploration
  • This evening transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima

Full Day Itinerary:After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a panoramic city tour of Cusco. You'll see the Plaza de Plaza de Armas, CuscoArmas, 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.

Then, visit the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an emblematic Incan Ruins, Sacsayhuaman Fortressconstruction 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.

Return to Cusco for lunch at a local restaurant. The balance of the afternoon is yours to explore Cusco and shop for last minute souvenirs. Why not make your way to the San Blas neighborhood, known as the "Balcony of Cusco"? Here you'll find excellent workshops and art shops of some of the best artisans specializing in goldsmithing, pottery, and wood and stone carving. This evening, bid adiós to Peru as you transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight via Lima.

Day 8: Depart Lima/Arrive Miami

  • Depart Lima shortly after midnight on your overnight return flight
  • Arrive in Miami or Los Angeles later this morning
  • Flights departing Lima to New York (JFK) will depart just before midnight on Day 7, arriving in JFK in the morning today.

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, require 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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