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Peru: A Portrait of Ancient Civilizations
(with optional Extensions to Bolivia)
Daily Departures
7 Days from $1779*

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Look back into Peru's rich past to cultures that predated the Incas by centuries and left a remarkable legacy on the Peruvian landscape! Ascend into the Andean highlands to see the Inca heritage of Cuzco and Machu Picchu. You can extend your trip with optional excursions to Lake Titicaca and Bolivia, where you see the massive ruins of an ancient civilization that predates the Inca, Tiahuanacu. Explore La Paz, cradled at the foot of snow-capped Mt. Illimani. Look back into Peru & Bolivia's rich past to cultures that predated the Incas by centuries!In Peru, you can venture north into the desert areas around Trujillo and Chiclayo to see the newly discovered tomb of the Lord of Sipan or venture south of Lima to the mysterious lines and drawings of the Plains of Nazca.

Day One: Arrive Lima Start your adventure into the Land of the Incas. Walking transfer to the Costa del Sol Ramada Airport Hotel or assistance with boarding the shuttle to the Holiday Inn.
Day Two: Lima/Cuzco/Urubamba Valley EcoAdventures' route to Machu Picchu through the Urubamba ValleyAn hour flight will transfer you to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, at an altitude of 11,300 feet. You will be met upon arrival to commence your tour into the scenic Urubamba Valley. The valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is at a much more comfortable 8,500 feet, and you will immediately feel the difference. If you arrive Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday, you will stop at Pisac for a colorful Indian market. Stalls overflow with weavings, handicrafts and pottery, enticing everyone to bargain! Later, climb the ruins at Ollantaitambo, another sacred site which the Incas fiercely defended from the Spaniards. Overnight at your choice of charming country inns. (B, L)
Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba Valley, PeruDay Three: In the Sacred Valley Today you will enjoy a tour to the Chinchero Plateau between Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. First visit the village of Chinchero. The town always has come vendors selling their handmade weavings and crafts. You will join a local weaving family in the courtyard of their home for a weaving demonstration, and you can and shop for some of the finest textiles in the area. If it is Sunday you will witness the market that traces its roots back to Inca times when barter or 'trueque' existed. Today the market, noted for its textiles, takes place in the main square, at the foot of an Inca wall, and is real hub of activity, vibrant with color and movement variety of handicrafts. You will then visit two relatively unknown sites: Maras, where the Incas gathered salt from steep terraces; and Moray, where they experimented with agriculture in these unusual land formations. A boxed lunch will be provided (B, Boxed Lunch)
Day Four: Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu Morning transfer to Ollantaitambo to board the train for Machu Picchu, where you will have a guided walking tour of the ruins. 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 Aguas Calientes at the base of the ruins. (B, L)Temple of Tambo Mackay
Day Five: Machu Picchu to Cuzco This morning you can revisit Machu Picchu on your own before the afternoon return train to Cuzco. Waterfall at Tambo MachayNOTE: Transfers from Aguas Calientes to/from Machu Picchu and entrance fees are NOT included this day. (B)
Day Six: In Cuzco Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, tour Cuzco, including the recently restored Cathedral and the Inca Sun Temple, Koricancha. Then ascend into the hills overlooking Cuzco to visit the massive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. You'll wonder how the Incas built this massive structure. Nearby, visit K'kenko, sacred Pucapucara and the temple of Tambo Machay (left & above, right). (B)
Day Seven: Cuzco to Lima Transfer to the airport, train or bus station for the continuation of your trip. (B)
NOTE: Click here to extend your tour to Lake Titicaca and Bolivia.

Hotel Category
Tour Rates Per Person*
Low Season
High Season
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 Class 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
*Rates subject to change without notice.

Hotels in Category
Tourist Class
First Class
Superior First Class
Deluxe Class
Deluxe Plus Class
Urubamba Valley
(Sacred Valley)
Aranwa Hotel & Spa
Colonial House or
Machu Picchu
El Mapi Inn (MAP)
Casa Andina Classic
(Superior) (MAP) or
El Mapi Inn (MAP)
Machu Picchu Pueblo
(Superior) (MAP) or
Sumaq (Superior
river view) (MAP)
Aranwa Cusco Boutique
(DeluxE room) or
JW Marriott
(Classic Inka Wall - no view)