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The Ancient Secrets of Peru
Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu

Daily Departures
7 Days from $1439

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Specially priced, this EcoAdventures package features the highlands of Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the Inca empire.

Gold head artifact from the tomb of the Lord of Sipan, Peru.
Gold artifact from the tomb of the Lord of Sipan

Extend your vacation to Peru by adding a tour to the north of Peru to see the renowned archaeological discoveries at the tomb of Lord of Sipan or south of Lima to the Plains of Nazca. Also, be sure to check out EcoAdventures' extensions to the Peruvian Rainforests of Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado.

Day One: Arrive Lima Start your adventure into the Land of the Incas. Transfer to your selected hotel.
Day Two: In Lima Enjoy a tour of the modern and colonial highlights of Lima, the City of Kings, followed by a visit to the world famous Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, which will enhance your appreciation of pre-Inca and Inca cultures. (B)
Peruvian Folklore Dancers
Peruvian Folklore Dancers
Day Three: Lima to Cuzco Early wake-up call and transfer to the airport for your one-hour flight to Cuzco. Rest of the day at leisure to acclimate to an altitude
Day Four: Machu Picchu Overnight A special adventure begins. Depart by train* and journey back into the mists of time, arriving at the foot of Machu Picchu. Mini-buses follow a serpentine road to the heights of the ruins.
Follow a serpentine road to the heights of the ruins.
Follow a serpentine road to the ruins
Take a walking tour with your expert guide and a small group. You and the lucky few who will spend the night here will have a few more hours to explore the site after the crowds have returned to Cuzco. Those who select the Deluxe or Deluxe Plus category hotels will enjoy an additional dinner. The Sanctuary Lodge (Deluxe Plus) is located just outside the gate to Machu Picchu at the top of the mountain. The other hotels are located in the quaint village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (formerly named Aguas Calientes), at the base of the ruins. (B, L)
Ancient Inca Walls and Local Muscians
Ancient Inca Walls and Local Muscians
Day Five: Machu Picchu to Cuzco Continue to explore Machu Picchu before winding back down the mountain by bus to catch your afternoon train for Cuzco.
NOTE: Transfers from Machu Picchu Pueblo to/from Machu Picchu and entrance fees are NOT included this day. (B)
Day Six: In Cuzco This afternoon you board a motorcoach for a tour of Colonial Cuzco, including the Temple of the Sun, Cathedral and Plaza de Armas. Next, ascend the hills surrounding Cuzco to visit the Inca ruins of K'Kenko, Pucapucara, Tambo Machay and the great stone fortress of Sacsayhuaman. (B)
Day Seven: Cuzco to Lima Morning transfer to the airport, bus or train station for the continuation of your trip. (B)
Click here to extend your tour to Lake Titicaca and Bolivia.

Tour Rates
Rates Per Person
Sgl Supp**

Woman with llama outside a Cuzco church

Woman with llama
outside a Cuzco church

Tourist Class*
First Class
Superior First Class
Deluxe Class
Deluxe Plus Class – Belmond Hotels
Deluxe Plus Class – Belmond Hotels
Upgrade to Palacio Nazarenas, Cuzco (Junior Suite)
Deluxe Plus Class – Belmond Hotels
Upgrade for Mountain View room at Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu
Suggested Airfare: The airfare LIMA/CUZCO/LIMA or vice-versa is NOT included and may vary from $260 per person to $450 per person depending on availability of space.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Airfares quoted are subject to confirmation in the inventory required for the quote. Inventory is limited and airfares quoted are subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed until tickets are issued.

*In Tourist Class, the
Expedition Train is quoted and lunch is NOT included. In First and Deluxe categories, the VistaDome Train is quoted with a private guide. Dinner is included at El Mapi Inn. In the Deluxe categories dinner is included at the selected Machu Picchu hotel.

**Single Supplement applies to a traveler in a Single room traveling with one or more persons. It does not reflect the rate for a single person traveling alone.
Upgrade to Hiram Bingham Train Round Trip from Cuzco (does not operate on Sunday)
2nd Day admissions to Machu Picchu
2nd Day transfer to Machu Picchu
Admissions to Huayna Picchu
Rates subject to change without notice.

Hotels in Category
Tourist Class
First Class
Superior First Class
Deluxe Class
Deluxe Plus Class
Aranwa Cusco Boutique
Classic room or
JW Marriott (Classic Inka)
Hostal Presidente
Superior Riverview
Machu Picchu Pueblo
(Superior room - MAP)
or Sumaq (Superior
Deluxe room - MAP)

For the extra adventurous, follow the path of the ancient Inca along the Inca Trail Trek.