COLORS & CULTURE OF PERU -from $ 1999
 
 

A Travel Agent will reconfirm your request. No credit Card needed at this point.
 
PRICES
  $1999
From Miami
  $1999 From New York
  $2083 From Los Angeles
...Call us for other cities
 
SIMILAR TOURS

  (7 Days) Discover Peru $647

  (8 Days) Inca Ruins & Jungle Adventure $1099

  (9 Days) Inca Trail $929
 
 
 
 
 
  Leaving From:
  Going to:
  Departure Dates
 
  Return Dates
 
  Adult
   [age12+]
  Child
   [age 2-11]
Roundtrip:
One Way:
 
 
   
  Unravel the mysteries of the ancient Inca Empire on this fascinating 8-day tour. Travel from Lima into the heart of the Andes and the charming colonial town of Cusco. You will have the opportunity to explore Cusco and its nearby, then take a train ride to join one of our expert local guides to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu. Alive with marvelous heritage and surprising sophistication, Machu Pichu is forever enveloped in an aura of mysticism. You will overnight in Aguas Calientes, Machu Pichu. Relax on the pristine waters of Lake Titicaca, while gaining insight into rural Quechua culture.  
   
  ITINERARY:
Lima – Cusco –Machu Picchu – Puno – Lake Titicaca
  NUMBER OF DAYS: 8 Days / 7 Nights
  TRAVEL BY: December-14-14
  BOOK BY: April-30-14
  DEPARTURE DATE: Everyday
   
Check the price for this tour from your city
   
  INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS: for Tourist
   
Hotel Category:

 
   
 
  • 2 Nights in Miraflores at Embajadores Hotel
  • 2 Nights in at Mabey Palacio Imperial Hotel
  • 1 Nights in Aguascalientes at Wirachoca Hotel
  • 2 Nights in Downtown at Taypikla Hotel Spa
  •  
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Half Day guided city tour of Lima (Modern & Colonial)
  • Half Day guided tour of Cusco and nearby Ruins
  • Full Day guided excursion to Machu-Pichu with Train Ride(ON Expedition) and Lunch
  • Guided tours, and boat excursions to Uros and Taquile floating Islands
  • Transfers throughout the itinerary
  • English speaking guides & representatives

    Note: Airfares between Lima, Cusco and Juliaca (Puno) are included only when priced along with the international airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, air and hotel taxes are included
  •    
      DETAILED ITINERARY:
       
     

    Day 1: Lima
    Upon arrival, our representatives will meet and escort you to your hotel.

    Day 2: Lima
    Breakfast. Start with a panoramic city tour of Colonial Lima, including a visit to the Main Square, located in the heart of downtown to view the Government Palace, the Town Hall, the Bishop's Palace with its beautiful balconies and the Cathedral of Lima, where you will visit inside. Its outstanding features are the choirstalls, the Churrigueresque Chapel of the Immaculate, the main altar and a Christ made of carved ivory. On the right is the crypt with remains of conqueror Francisco Pizarro. You will pass by the church and convent of San Francisco, considered to be the most important religious monument of Lima, built in 1542 in Baroque style and consecrated in 1673. Your drive through Lima will pass by several Colonial squares, churches and mansions, then you will continue to the Modern Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, for a glimpse of life in this huge city, as well as its beautiful parks, modern buildings and great ocean views.(B)

    Day 3: Lima - Cusco
    Very early this morning you will board a flight to the imperial Peruvian city of Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, mid-morning, transfer to your hotel. Take the remainder of the morning to nap or relax as you adjust to Cusco's high altitude. In the afternoon your guided tour of the Inca Royal City of Cusco starts in the very impressionable Central Square, known as the "Plaza de Armas," which is surrounded by a beautiful stone arcade. In the Plaza is the Cathedral, which is exceptional because of its contrasts of styles. The outside façade is in Renaissance style, in contrast to its Baroque and plateresque style of its interiors. The Church of the Society of Jesus, (commonly known as the Jesuits), is highlighted by its carved stone façade and its large alter carved in cedar, plated in gold. The Covent of Santo Domingo was built above the most important Inca Temple, the Temple of the Sun, or "Koricancha," as it was known in the Inca language Quechua. Gold laminas or sheets covered the original Inca Temple walls. Near the City of Cusco, you will visit the extraordinary Inca Fortress Sacsayhuaman, made up of three gigantic terraces, superimposed in a zigzag form, and surrounded by enormous walls of rock, some of which are up to 300 meters in length.Q'enqo, was a religious centre formed by a singular flowering of calcareous rock. It has underground galleries and a semicircular amphitheatre with a series of stone seats. Puca Pucará or the "Red Fort" was military base made up of stone stairways, terraces, and walls. Nearby is Tambomachay, well known as "Baths of the Incas", a place dedicated to the cult of the water, formed by aqueducts, channels and small cascades worked in the rock. (B)

    Day 4: Cusco - Machu Pichu
    To travel to Machu Pichu today, you will take a train ride from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, followed by a motorcoach transfer to Machu Pichu. Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to San Pedro Station to take a three-hour train ride along the Urubamba River to the Aguas Calientes Station. By minibus you will climb the switchback road up to the ruins of Machu Pichu. "Discovered" in 1911, Machu Pichu, called the Lost City of the Incas, represents the cultural heritage of mankind. It is a stone city constructed by incredibly sophisticated techniques, even in present-day terms. Stone upon stone are fitted together perfectly without cement, with exquisite detail worthy of the world's greatest palaces. After a guided visit to the ruins, you will have lunch , transferring back to Aguas Calientes.Overnight. (B,L)

    Day 5: Machu- Pichu - Cusco
    Breakfast. Morning at Leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the station for the train ride back to Cusco. (B)

    Day 6: Cusco - Puno by Scenic Bus Transfer

    After breakfast, you are picked up from your hotel and transfer to the bus station, departure by Tourist Bus to Puno (389km) from Cusco. On route visit of Andahuaylillas situated 40 kilometers from Cusco, it is one of the prettiest colonial villages in the region. Large leafed trees and huge old mansions dominate its beautiful Plaza de Armas. However, its principal attraction is its church, San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, proudly called by its inhabitants, the Sistine Chapel of America for its meticulously interior decorated, its baroque wood sculptures, and numerous rich paintings, and murals done in the Cusco School style. We will visit Raqchi: Temple dedicated to Wiracocha, supreme god of the Incas Empire. The temple is built out of sun-dried mud-brick walls and stones. The sides show remains of terraces, bridges, warehouses and cottages and also Pucara: Archaeological complex formed by a pyramidal structure. Here we can observe the first sign of civilized culture in the Peruvian Altiplano. The ruins date from 4,000 B.C. Visit to the Site Museum. We will take lunch in the town of Sicuani. Route: Cusco, Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, Sicuani, La Raya, Pukará, Puno Departures at 8AM and arrives in Puno at 3PM. Duration: 7hours approx. Transfer to your hotel in Puno.

    Day 7 : Puno – Lake Titicaca
    Breakfast, then you will take a full-day trip to the Floating Islands of the Uros, located to 10 kilometers in front of the port of Puno. Their inhabitants live on reed islands, and are skilled fishermen, taxidermists, and artisans. They have been able to consolidate, and embed the reed layers one above other, which gives the islands a special balance, and allows them to live on the lake without suffering from accidents. Then Taquile, a firm earth island located on the biggest lake, 35 kilometers from Puno, and offers a scenic and cultural extravaganza. It is an essentially communal island where "Tourism Vivencial" is practiced. That is to say the tourists actively participate in the daily life of the residents. (They share houses, foods, customs and traditions). Taquile is famous also for the coloring and originality of its fabrics and garments world famous, as well as for its music. Then you will return to Puno and be transferred to your hotel. (B)

    Day 8: Puno - Lima - USA
    Breakfast. Our representative will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Juliaca airport at the indicated time for your flight to Lima and connection with your flight back home. (B)

     
       
      NOTE: PRICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL FULLY PAID.Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and change without notice. Blackout days may apply. Airfares may not be available on all flights and are subject to change without notice. Fares include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.70 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Weekend surcharge and /or last minute booking fees may apply. The final price for your tour package depends on day of departure, departure city, length of stay, hotel selected, room category and class of airfare available at time of booking. Hotel photos are representative only and do not necessarily depict the actual room in which guests will be accommodated. Travel Insurance: We highly recommend to all customers to protect their trip obtain Travel Insurance The tour to Machu Pichu requires traveling from sea level to an altitude of 11,200 feet, which may cause altitude sickness for some guests. Touring the ruins of Machu Pichu requires climbing many stairs and negotiating uneven and rugged terrain in rarefied air. Guests with a heart condition and/or known respiratory difficulties should consult their physician prior to booking this tour. There are two paths at the ruins that guests may choose from; both are fully guided. One requires moderate walking and the other requires considerable walking. These prices do not apply for traveling from December 15, 2013 through January 1,2014  
       

    Departures from all US GATEWAYS.
    Please check out our Discounted Airfares


    (A Travel Agent will reconfirm your request. No credit Card needed at this point. )

     
     
     

    Low Season Special $200.00 OFF for Limited  Time ONLY
    Daily Departure Dates Monday - Friday

     
    $2199 from Atlanta
    $2199 from Chicago
    $2299 from Dallas, Texas
    $2299  from  Portland  
    $2283  from San Francisco
    $2283  from  Denver 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A Travel Agent will reconfirm your request. No credit Card needed at this point.
     
     
    PRICES
     
    $1999
    From Miami
    $1999 From New York
    $2083 From Los Angeles
    ...Call us for other cities
     
     
    More Options
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Pictures from Peru
       
     
       
     
    Copyright @2007 Victory Travel, Inc.
    All rights are reserved by International Law.