Peru private tours. A great escapade of seven days awaits discovering Peru`s culture, history, and delectable cuisine.
The journey begins in Lima, the capital of Peru, tasting ceviche and other exquisite dishes in its finest restaurants. Travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas taking in breathtaking views of the lush valley and Incan archeological sites, observing colorful textiles, and more. Hike the Short Inca trail to the grandiose Machu Picchu and immerse yourself in its past and beauty. Stroll on the cobblestoned city of Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, admiring the Spanish and Incan architecture still present today.
Arrive in Lima, where our View Peru representative will be waiting to welcome you and escort you to the hotel of your choice. On the way, you will receive a briefing of your itinerary. Once you are settled in at your hotel enjoy your first day in Peru at leisure. In the evening, you will be taken to enjoy a fantastic dining experience at one of the best restaurants in Lima. After dinner, we will take you to your hotel for a most comfortable sleep.
After a delicious breakfast, our guide will meet you at your hotel to start your half-day tour through the capital of Lima that lies on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, to appreciate the beautiful contrast between the modern and historic sides of the city.
Our tour starts with a visit to the Huaca Pucclana pyramid, a pre-Incan site that was built around 500 A.D., by the Lima Culture.
We will explore colonial Lima, the historic center, which was declared a UNESCO world heritage. Pass through San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, Government Palace, the Cathedral, Archbishops Palace, and the Mayor`s Palace. Next, we will visit the San Francisco Catacombs.
Then we will travel through the upper-class neighborhoods of San Isidro Olivar, Miraflores, and Larco Mar where you can have a delicious ceviche while taking in stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Our final visit will be to the Larco Museum, which displays pre-Columbian Peruvian art dating back 5000 years. Return to your hotel and the rest of the day at your leisure.
This morning after breakfast, our View Peru Representative will take you to the Lima airport, for your flight to Cusco. Upon your arrival, our representative will give you a warm welcome to the Inca City of Cusco, and introduce you to your well-versed guide. Set off to the Sacred Valley taking in splendid views of the lush valley surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Our first visit will be to the Awanacancha llama farm to observe the lovely camelids. We continue passing the town of Pisac up the hill to the ruins of the same name. Stroll around the Pisac ruins admiring the spectacular landscapes and surrounding terraces. Return to town and optional visit of the Pisac colorful handicraft market where you can pick up some jewelry, woven textiles, and more. Then it is time for a delicious lunch in a fine restaurant where you will savor fresh ingredients grown in the Sacred Valley. After lunch, we will go to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, with its stunning terraces, a ceremonial center that sits atop the terraces, royal chamber, and other temples. Stroll around the city and observe the Inca design still present today. After a fabulous day, we will leave you at your hotel so you can relax.
Today`s adventure begins with an energizing breakfast at your hotel. Depart with your guide to the train station to board the train to Km 104.
The magic begins with a visit to the Chachabamba archaeological site (2178 m. / 7145.7 ft.) in the cloud forest. We will continue our hike admiring lovely colorful orchids, and birds on the trail to the Wiñaywayna archaeological site (2650 m. / 8694.2 ft.). An appetizing picnic lunch awaits you nearby. After lunch, walk up the steep stairs for about 1.5 hours until reaching Sungate (Intipunku (2750 m. / 9022.3 ft.) to be rewarded with the first brilliant vistas of Machu Picchu and its surroundings. Take many spectacular photos, before hiking down to the marvel of Machu Picchu (2430 m. /7972.4 ft.). If you are staying at the Sanctuary Lodge, you will catch sight of tantalizing sunset. Otherwise, take the shuttle bus with your guide down to the town of Aguas Calientes. Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner at your comfortable hotel.
If you spent the evening at the Sanctuary Lodge, then you will have a chance to see the brilliant sunrise over Machu Picchu. Otherwise, you will take the shuttle bus with your guide to Machu Picchu for a 30 minutes ride.
Finally, a dream comes true when you come face to face with the enigma of Machu Picchu! Take a historical tour of the citadel with your well-versed guide that will tell the many theories that surround this massive site with many temples and ingenious structures built by the Incan engineers. Feel the spirit and positive energy surrounding this incredible archeological site that will leave you mesmerized. Afterward, you can hike the optional Huayna Picchu or exit the park with your guide. Enjoy an exquisite lunch before taking the Luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. Take pleasure on board the train with a divine dinner and show. Upon your arrival at the train station, our View Peru Representative will greet you and take you to your hotel in Cusco.
Following a delicious breakfast, our guide will meet you at your hotel to start a wonderful tour of the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman + Qenqo.
The first stop will be at the Qoricancha Sun Temple, a marvelous shrine that was built with religious prophecies during the Inca apogee. Following the tour, we will visit the Plaza de Armas of Cusco (the main square), where our guide will be intensifying the information about the construction and history behind the Cathedral and its beautiful architecture. Our next visit takes us to the well-known San Pedro Market to get a taste of culture and maybe try an enticing fruit juice or eat an exotic fruit. We continue with a short drive up above Cusco taking in lovely scenery. Fix your eyes on the impressive Inca complex of Sacsayhuaman with its huge boulders and magnificent presence. As you cross its massive opening you are in awe with the gigantic stones affixed together so perfectly. Our professional guide will provide the many theories behind the Incan site. Next, we will come upon another mysterious site, Qenqo which means labyrinth, which has subterranean passages in its interior. It is also believed this was a ceremonial place where the Incas used to possibly embalm their dead and make sacrifices. Thereafter, we will return to Cusco to relax and enjoy a divine lunch in one of the finest restaurants in Cusco. After lunch, you will have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
Optional substitute tours extra cost:
Chinchero – Maras – Moray full day tour
Palccoyo alternative Rainbow Mountain full-day tour
Humantay Lake full-day tour
Enjoy a delicious breakfast, and depending on your flight schedule our View Peru Representative will take you to the Cusco Airport for your flight to Lima.