Highlights of Peru

Highlights of Peru

Sacred valleys and astonishing vistas

There isn’t a country in South America more complex and fascinating than Peru. From ancient Incan civilisations and the legacy of the Conquistadors to the impressive valleys and peaks of the Andes, you’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time in this intriguing country.

Delve into Peru’s Sacred Valley and discover the culture, arts and cuisine of the many remarkable communities that make the valley their home. Archaeology buffs will be in their element, with plenty of ruins to explore including the World Heritage-listed Incan Site of Machu Picchu before the delights of the charming city of Cuzco are revealed to you. There’s an abundance of included activities from community visits, local market explorations and fascinating museums to exploring ancient sites across the entire journey. This itinerary is at the perfect pace to relax and explore this fascinating destination.

Day 1 - Lima Highlights: Welcome

Welcome to Lima, the capital of colourful Peru. Start your journey into wonder with an overnight stay and meet your Tour Director on arrival.

Fly to Cuzco then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley for your three night stay. Your relaxing stay in the Sacred Valley allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca Empire. This evening delight in a Farm to Table dining experience. Harvest, prepare and cook with the close guidance of your chef, then sample your gourmet delights in the grounds of the hotel with the backdrop of the surrounding peaks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. At Hacienda Huayoccari sample a delicious lunch of Andean specialities and see the Chinchero village weavers demonstrate their centuries old hand-woven techniques. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.

Enrich
Enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked five different ways over an open flame, with ingredients grown in the hotel’s organic garden.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Freechoice
Tour the impressive ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see the ruins of Moray and the Incan salt pans. Alternatively, at Chinchero meet a local family, learn about their lifestyle and explore this picturesque village.

Sundowners
Tonight share stories of your excursion with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a tapas style dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walk to the train station for your rail journey to Machu Picchu. The mighty Incan Empire built this astonishing World Heritage-listed Site in the 15th century. Standing 2,430 metres above sea level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the mighty rock escarpments. Abandoned when the Spanish conquistadors arrived and only rediscovered in 1911, you’ll be amazed as your expert local guide shares the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight relax in your charming hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the village of Machu Picchu at your leisure this morning. Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey through the incredible Andes. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco for your three night Special Stay, set in the heart of the historic centre.

Meals included: Breakfast

The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. On your walking tour you will uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site. Your final stop will be the imposing ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

Enrich
Visit a community school supported by Scenic and meet the teachers and pupils.

Meals included: Breakfast

Freechoice
Uncover the secrets of the iconic Peruvian coffee and Pisco on a tasting tour, or choose to explore the fascinating San Pedro food markets with a local guide followed by a cooking class. Alternatively, discover the picturesque San Blas artisan quarter on a walking tour.

Freechoice Dining
Dine at the MAP Café restaurant or try the intimate Cicciolina restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Lima and visit Museo Larco. Continue to your hotel for an overnight stay. Join your Tour Director for a Farewell dinner this evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

Prices are in Australian Dollars

Start Date End Date Prices
30 October 2019 8 November 2019 From $6,995
8 November 2019 17 November 2019 From $6,995
28 November 2019 7 December 2019 From $6,995
5 February 2020 14 February 2020 From $6,995
14 February 2020 23 February 2020 From $6,995
17 February 2020 7 March 2020 From $6,995

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