Land of the Incas Summer 2018

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Soar over intricate desert designs carved centuries ago-the vastness of Peru traced from its Pacific edge to the mountain fortresses of the Incas and the shimmering blue of South America's largest lake, where you will journey to the quiet island of Taquile, still firmly rooted in the past.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • City tour in Lima, Cusco
    • Cruise around Lake Titicaca, the Ballestas Islands
    • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley
    • See the other-wordly Nazca Lines from the air
    • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train
    • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, the Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca

What's this trip about?

    Soar over intricate desert designs carved centuries ago-the vastness of Peru traced from its Pacific edge to the mountain fortresses of the Incas and the shimmering blue of South America's largest lake, where you will journey to the quiet island of Taquile, still firmly rooted in the past.

Details

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Group sizeOperator does not provide
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLima
End CityGuayaquil

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Transformative

Destinations

  • South America
  • Peru

Attractions

  • Cusco
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Nazca
  • Puno
  • Sacred Valley

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

Bienvenidos a Lima. You will be met by your Travel Director upon arrival and taken to your hotel in fashionable Miraflores. At 6 p.m. meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Welcome Reception

Day 2: Lima Sightseeing

Enjoy a leisurely morning before meeting your Local Specialist for a city tour of Lima's highlights. Enjoy Lima's ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. Later, join your Travel Director for a scenic walk through the Miraflores neighbourhood. Full Breakfast

Day 3: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco this morning. On the way to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture and Cultural Insight to welcome you to Peru. Enjoy a farm-to-table Be My G...

Day 4: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Visit the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo before heading toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and mountains are sure to delight. Once you arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the ruins with...

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights)

Return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring on your own. Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train. Learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers as they show their various weaving styles and ways of dress, a Cultural Insight. Your evening is free. Full Breakfast

Day 6: Cusco Sightseeing

Meet a Local Specialist and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture. Also visit bohemian San Blas, a unique neig...

Day 7: Cusco Sightseeing – Juliaca – Puno (2 Nights)

In the morning, fly to Juliaca where you will meet your Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian Altiplano. After an included lunch, visit Sillustani, a lakeside pre-Incan burial ground to explore its chullpas (above ground tombs) before arriving in Puno along the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake at sunset. Full Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Lake Titicaca Excursion

Cruise beautiful Lake Titicaca with a Local Specialist. Discover the floating islands constructed out of reeds by the Uros Indians. Visit Taquile Island for a private tour to meet local Quechua-speaking villagers, renowned for their knitting and weaving techniques. Le...

Day 9: Puno – Juliaca – Lima – Paracas (2 Nights)

Fly back to Lima this morning and travel south along the Pan American Highway to Paracas for a closer look at rural life in Peru (box lunch included). Dinner is at your lovely seaside hotel. Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Paracas – Nazca Lines Flight

Explore the Regional Museum of Ica with its superb examples of Paracas weavings and textiles, well-preserved mummies and scale model of the Nazca Lines. Take to the skies for an unforgettable experience as you soar high over the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Naz...

Day 11: Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Lima

Cruise around the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a "mini-Galapagos" teeming with wildlife. See another mysterious design in the earth-the majestic Candelabra. Back on dry land, travel back to Lima. Upon arrival, freshen up and join your travel companions for a visit t...

Day 12: Depart Lima

Say hasta luego to Peru and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your holiday in Lima at the Hilton Miraflores. Full Breakfast

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Meals Included
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 7 dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • A Trafalgar bonus - All Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Juliaca and Juliaca to Lima, including porter service at all airports.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights
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