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The Ancient Secrets of Peru
Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu

Daily Departures
7 Days from $1445*
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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 Larco Herrera Museum, 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. 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 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 Aguas Calientes 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
Low Season Dbl
High Season Dbl
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)
Low Season = JAN through MAR
High Season = APR through DEC

Rates do not apply during Easter, Inti Raymi Festival in Cuzco (JUN 23-25), Peruvian National Holidays, Christmas & New Year.

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.

*In Tourist Class, the
Expedition Train is quoted and lunch is NOT included. In First and Deluxe categories, the VistaDome Train is quoted and does NOT include lunch. Dinner is included at the Casa Andina Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel or Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, and where specified below at El Mapi Inn. The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge includes lunch and dinner.
Upgrade to Hiram Bingham Train One way from Cuzco to Machu Picchu or Machu Picchu to Cuzco (does not operate on Sunday).
JAN 11 thru FEB and
NOV 01-DEC 19
JAN 01-10, MAR thru OCT,
and DEC 20-31
2nd Day admissions to Machu Picchu
2nd Day transfer to Machu Picchu
Admissions to Huayna Picchu
Upgrade to a private guide at Machu Picchu (per person)
Upgrade to a private tour in Cuzco
Rates subject to change without notice.

Hotels in Category
Tourist Class
First Class
Superior First Class
Deluxe Class
Deluxe Plus Class
Miraflores Park

City View Jr. Suite
Aranwa Cusco Boutique
Deluxe room or
JW Marriott (Classic Inka Wall - no view)
Casa Andina Classic (MAP) (Superior room)
El Mapi Inn
Suite (MAP)
Machu Picchu Pueblo
(Superior room - MAP)
or Sumaq (Superior
River View room - MAP)

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