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An affordable 10 days vacation, awaits you to discover the coast and Andes of beautiful Peru. Explore Lima the capital of Peru, located on the coast on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, tasting the delicacies of Peruvian gourmet food, and sightseeing the modern and historical sides of the city. Then off to the powerful Andes Mountains for a wonderful experience in the Inca city of Cusco at a high altitude that will leave you breathless but intrigued with the stunning city full of Inca and Colonial architecture. Take a journey to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to discover the Inca archeological sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. Admire the beautiful colorful textile weavings and impressive landscapes. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the iconic Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World that will leave mesmerized. Next travel the magnificent sun route from Cusco to Puno visiting interesting sites like Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, and La Raya. Take a boat ride on the smooth waters of Lake Titicaca the highest lake in the world. This is a memorable vacation visiting the most important sites in Peru.
Upon your arrival in Lima, Peru, our View Peru Representative will greet you and take you to your comfortable hotel in Miraflores and provide a briefing on your upcoming tours. Get settled in and enjoy the rest of the day or evening at leisure.
Today we set off from your hotel in the morning or afternoon, with our well-versed guide for an introduction to the cosmopolitan city of Lima, Peru. We start our tour by going through the modern districts of Miraflores and San Isidro which are very affluent and passing by the pre-Inca ruins of Huaca Pucllana, an adobe clay pyramid, which was occupied by the Lima culture from 200 to 700 CE. Next, our tour takes us through Colonial Lima visiting its historic center, Plaza Mayor, observing the elegant architecture, cathedral, and the cryptic San Francisco Catacombs. After a fabulous time, we will leave you at your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
In group services, you can add 1 hour.
In private services, you can add more hours.
Add Pachacamac ruins
Add Lima Gourmet Tour
Add Larco Museum
After a delightful breakfast, our View Peru Representative will transfer you to the Lima airport to connect to your flight to Cusco. Arrive at the Inca City of Cusco, situated in the high Andes Mountains, where our representative will be waiting to take you to your hotel in the center of Cusco near all the tourist spots.
You will receive a briefing on your upcoming tours in Peru. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure exploring the amazing city of Cusco.
Today depart your hotel in Cusco with your guide and group or private en route to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Enjoy the beautiful vistas of the precious Sacred Valley of Peru, surrounded by the impressive Andes Mountains. Continue to the Inca Pisac archeological site surrounded by many terraces built on the side of the hilltop, for a stroll on the top trail of the ruins to catch impressive views of the Sacred Valley, Sun Temple, and water channels below. Then continue to the colorful Pisac handicraft market to wander about the many stalls, where you can pick up some lovely souvenirs for your family and friends. Our next stop will be in Urubamba to relax and have lunch. After lunch, we will drive to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo for a tour of the spectacular archeological site of many terraces facing the town. Following a fantastic time, board your train to Aguas Calientes, where you will be met by the hotel staff that will escort you to your hotel.
In the morning, our professional guide will walk you to the bus stop to board the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu, One of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most visited site in Peru.
Now is the WOW moment you have waited all your life coming face to face with the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu! Discover the world of the Incas with your well-versed guide who will provide the theories behind this impressive citadel. Relish in its beauty and be inspired by the spirit of Machu Picchu that the Incas once frequented. Stroll by the many temples, corridors, Sun Temple and check out the carefully cut stones that were adjoined together, and not even a knife can penetrate it. The sheer genius of the Incas to have an out-of-this-world skill of building. After a fabulous time exit the park with your guide or if you booked Huayna Picchu, please proceed to the entrance to do your exciting hike to the top of the mountain to catch spectacular views. Return to town and have lunch on your own before boarding your train to the Ollantaytambo or Poroy station, where our View Peru Representative will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
We depart Cusco making our way to the small Andean town of Chinchero (3762 mt.) to start discovering the world of the Incas. Chinchero was once a country resort to the Incas and was recognized for its very rich soil for farming. It is a lovely town with red earthly hues and spectacular landscapes of the mountains and plateau. Visit the ruins full of aqueducts and agricultural terraces said to have been built by Inca Tupac Yupanqui. Afterward, visit the lovely small colonial chapel and admire the beautiful colorful textiles unique to this region. Next, visit the stunning Maras salt mines to see the white salt ponds sprawled in between the mountains. If lucky you will see the locals gathering the salt by hand not using machinery. Our final visit takes us to extraordinary Moray circular terraces which look like deep bowl depressions on the earth resembling an immense amphitheater or something extraterrestrial. Nonetheless, It is thought the Incas used Moray as an agricultural laboratory. After a fascinating experience, we return to Cusco.
Cooking Class Peruvian Cuisine
Vinicunca Full-Day Tour
Palccoyo Full-Day Tour
Humantay Lake Full-Day Tour
ATV Adventure Maras Moray
White Water Rafting Full Day
Today explore the Inca Capital of Cusco in the morning or afternoon.
Start the tour at the stunning Plaza de Armas (main square) to sightsee the stunning architecture and tour the beautiful Cathedral built on an Inca Temple with the stones from Sacsayhuaman. Then walk along the narrow streets on cobbled stoned streets to Qoricancha, the sacred Inca Sun Temple that once had gold-covered walls. Following this, we will take a short drive above Cusco for a visit to the impressive Sacsayhuaman, with its immense boulders that will leave awe-struck. Then move on to the mysterious site of Qenko, a rocky construction that has tunnels, and was used for embalmment of the royal Incas, rituals, and sacrifices. From here we will visit the Puka Pukara red fort and finally a tour of Tambomachay, the Inca baths. Return to Cusco to enjoy time at leisure.
This morning our View Peru Representative will escort you to the bus stop to board your comfortable shared tourist bus from Cusco to Puno. Journey through the dramatic scenery of the altiplano of Peru surrounded by the spectacular Andes Mountains. Our first stop will be to the lovely Andayhuallilas San Pedro Church said to be the Sistine Chapel of the Americas. Then continue to Raqchi, the Temple of Wiracocha, to see the imposing gigantic walls. Afterward, relax and have a Peruvian buffet lunch in Sicuani. Continue to La Raya the highest point between Cusco and Puno to see llamas and alpacas grazing in their natural habitat and the natural fauna. Our final visit will be to the Pukara museum to see many pre-Incan pottery pieces. Arrive in Puno around 5 pm, where our representative will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
This morning we will depart the hotel, accompanied by our professional guide, to commence your Cultural experience visiting Lake Titicaca. Board the lancha and ride the still waters of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.
Our first visit takes us to the Uros floating islands, a masterpiece made by the inhabitants of Totora reeds. The Uros people are thought to be descendants of the first civilization that arrived at Lake Titicaca 3700 years ago. Also, studies have shown that the Uros people have distinct genetic differences in Peru and Bolivia. Delve into the world of the Uros learning of their way of life and taking a stroll around the island and snap many pictures. Optional pay directly: take a short ride on their boats made of Totora reeds. Continue your journey to the island of Taquile taking in breathtaking views of the immense Lake Titicaca. Once we arrive climb up a hill to the town where you will meet the Taquile people to get an introduction into their daily life. The men are renowned for their weaving textiles which are beautifully designed and the best in Peru. Enjoy a delightful lunch with incredible views of Lake Titicaca that surrounds Taquile. After lunch, take a hike around the island until reaching your lancha. Following an immersive cultural experience, we head back to Puno and onto your hotel.
Amantani Homestay 2 Days
Taquile – Llachon – Uros Ccappi Full Day Tour (less touristy)
Kayaking on Lake Titicaca
Today, after breakfast, it’s time to take a ride with our View Peru Representative, from Puno to the airport at Juliaca. Connect to your flight to Lima, reminiscing of the special memories made in Peru.
Farewell Peru until we meet again!