Exotic Peru

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per person, double occupancy* based on Apr. 24, 2018 departure from MIA
$300 Early Bird Discount. Expires Mar. 8, 2018.*   All prices reflect savings.

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; select from 8 open departures, April – 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
  • 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 Miami (MIA), New York Kennedy (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) (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 Mar. 8, 2018!
Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
2018 DEPARTURES
Depart / Return Package Price Early
Bird
Early Bird
Good Thru
Current
Price
Departs: Tue, Feb. 6, 2018
Returns: Tue, Feb. 13, 2018
Feb 6 – Feb 13 $2099 Departed
Departs: Tue, Feb. 20, 2018
Returns: Tue, Feb. 27, 2018
Feb 20 – Feb 27 $2099 Departed
Departs: Tue, Mar. 6, 2018
Returns: Tue, Mar. 13, 2018
Mar 6 – Mar 13 $2099 Closed
Departs: Tue, Mar. 20, 2018
Returns: Tue, Mar. 27, 2018
Mar 20 – Mar 27 $2499 Closed
Departs: Tue, Apr. 17, 2018
Returns: Tue, Apr. 24, 2018
Apr 17 – Apr 24 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, Apr. 24, 2018
Returns: Tue, May 1, 2018
Book by Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Apr 24 – May 1 $2399 –$300 Mar 8 $2099 Select
Departs: Tue, May 1, 2018
Returns: Tue, May 8, 2018
May 1 – May 8 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, May 15, 2018
Returns: Tue, May 22, 2018
Book by Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
May 15 – May 22 $2599 –$300 Mar 8 $2299 Select
Departs: Tue, May 29, 2018
Returns: Tue, Jun. 5, 2018
May 29 – Jun 5 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, Jun. 12, 2018
Returns: Tue, Jun. 19, 2018
Jun 12 – Jun 19 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, Jun. 26, 2018
Returns: Tue, Jul. 3, 2018
Jun 26 – Jul 3 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, Jul. 24, 2018
Returns: Tue, Jul. 31, 2018
Jul 24 – Jul 31 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, Aug. 7, 2018
Returns: Tue, Aug. 14, 2018
Aug 7 – Aug 14 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, Aug. 21, 2018
Returns: Tue, Aug. 28, 2018
Aug 21 – Aug 28 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, Sep. 4, 2018
Returns: Tue, Sep. 11, 2018
Sep 4 – Sep 11 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, Sep. 18, 2018
Returns: Tue, Sep. 25, 2018
Sep 18 – Sep 25 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, Sep. 25, 2018
Returns: Tue, Oct. 2, 2018
Sep 25 – Oct 2 $2399 Closed
Departs: Tue, Oct. 2, 2018
Returns: Tue, Oct. 9, 2018
Book by Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Oct 2 – Oct 9 $2399 –$300 Mar 8 $2099 Select
Departs: Tue, Oct. 16, 2018
Returns: Tue, Oct. 23, 2018
Book by Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Oct 16 – Oct 23 $2399 –$300 Mar 8 $2099 Select
Departs: Tue, Nov. 13, 2018
Returns: Tue, Nov. 20, 2018
Book by Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Nov 13 – Nov 20 $2399 –$300 Mar 8 $2099 Select
Departs: Tue, Nov. 20, 2018
Returns: Tue, Nov. 27, 2018
Book by Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Nov 20 – Nov 27 $2399 –$300 Mar 8 $2099 Select
Departs: Tue, Nov. 27, 2018
Returns: Tue, Dec. 4, 2018
Book by Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Nov 27 – Dec 4 $2499 –$300 Mar 8 $2199 Select
Departs: Tue, Dec. 11, 2018
Returns: Tue, Dec. 18, 2018
Book by Thu, Mar. 8, 2018 (midnight ET) to get the current early bird discount!
Dec 11 – Dec 18 $2399 –$300 Mar 8 $2099 Select

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
Feb 6, 2018;  Mar 6, 2018;  Mar 20, 2018;  Apr 17, 2018;  Apr 24, 2018;  May 1, 2018;  May 15, 2018;  May 29, 2018;  Jun 12, 2018;  Jun 26, 2018;  Jul 24, 2018;  Aug 21, 2018;  Sep 4, 2018;  Sep 18, 2018;  Sep 25, 2018;  Oct 16, 2018;  Nov 13, 2018;  Nov 20, 2018;  Nov 27, 2018;  Dec 11, 2018 +$599
Aug 7, 2018;  Oct 2, 2018 unavailable
All other departures +$649
Optional Excursions
Machu Picchu 2nd Visit +$95
Machu Picchu 2nd Visit Plus Huayna Picchu Entrance +$110
Tipon & Andahuaylillas Excursion +$75
Chinchero & Maras (or Moray) Excursion +$89

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
Miami (MIA)1
May 15, 2018 unavailable
All other departures included
New York Kennedy (JFK)
May 15, 2018 included
Mar 20, 2018;  Jun 12, 2018;  Jun 26, 2018;  Aug 7, 2018 unavailable
All other departures +$175
Los Angeles (LAX)
May 15, 2018 +$100
Jun 12, 2018;  Jun 26, 2018 unavailable
All other departures +$300

1. For flights from MIA, upgrades may be available to Business Class starting from $1,000. For actual prices and availability from this or other cities, please make your request during the reservation process so that our air team can check the availability and provide you with the exact rate for your chosen travel date. Rates and space are subject to availability with the airline, an increased deposit may be required to confirm a seating upgrade.

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 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 (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
Deposit $300

Itinerary

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: Passengers departing from Miami (MIA) must check-in the night before the tour date
  • NOTE: Flights from New York (JFK)  and Los Angeles (LAX) 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 at leisure or join the Tipon & Andahuaylillas optional excursion
  • Visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress & Puka Pukara
  • Afternoon city tour of Cusco

Ruins, Sacsayhuaman FortressFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure. Or, join an optional excursion to Tipon & Andahuaylillas. Later today, visit 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.

Plaza de Armas, Cusco

This afternoon, 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.

Optional Excursion: Tipon & Andahuaylillas, $75. This morning’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.

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 or Los Angeles later this morning
  • NOTE: For Jan through Mar 5 and Sep 17 through Dec departures, 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, 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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Peru was beautiful and our tour guide, Luis, was THE BEST!!! He truly brought this region to life with his vast knowledge of the Andean/Incan culture. I don't think anyone else could have guided me through Machu Picchu and explain the Incan world the way he did. He took us to the best places to find quality products as well as showed us great spots to eat. On top of that, he really cared that we had a great time. He truly helped to make our trip amazing! Peru is an amazing destination that everyone should go to. Friendly Planet is the way to travel and I look forward to future trips with them.

Gayle Gonsalves, Toronto, Ontario

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