Independent Peru with Lake Titicaca ( ISL1)

11-Day Package from Lima to Lima

2024 Tour Details

If your independent spirit is filling your dreams with new heights in adventure, just point your compass south to soar higher in the Andes and the heart of Peru. This Independence by Globus vacation in South America takes you to the legendary sites in Lima, Cusco, magnificent Machu Picchu – the “Lost City of the Incas,” and Lake Titicaca. Explore ancient ruins that defy explanation and encounter the captivating cultures that live on in the Sacred Valley. Fly to Juliaca and travel to the shores of Lake Titicaca and sail on the highest navigable lake in the world to explore Taquile Island, a remnant of the Inca Empire. Marvel at the Uros Islands, where locals continue age-old traditions on these floating islands made entirely of reeds. and the locals continue their traditional way of life. Visit the ruins of Sillustani—the fascinating pre-Inca burial ground of ancient high priests. Timeless temples, textiles, and tantalizing dishes are all on the menu on this free-spirited sojourn in Peru, including the I-time you crave to explore on your own.

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Notes:

For your overnight stays in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu you will only be allowed to bring an overnight bag weighing no more than 11 pounds due to luggage restrictions on the train. Your main luggage will be stored at the Cusco hotel where you will return.

Maximum enjoyment of this vacation requires walking on cobblestone streets, uneven pathways, and climbing stairs. Elevations exceeding 10,000 feet can make even modest exertion a challenge. Maximum elevation on this tour is 13,000 ft.

 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Buffet breakfast daily; 3 lunches; 1 three-course dinner

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE LIMA, PERU
Welcome to Lima, where your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

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Day 2

LIMA
• Your included city tour focuses on Lima’s rich colonial history as well as the modern city. Lima was the bastion of Spanish South America from its founding in 1535 until the independence of the South American republics in the early 19th century. See the cathedral, where the remains of Francisco Pizarro are sealed in a wooden coffin, and the Santo Domingo Convent to see the relics of three famous Peruvian saints—Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres, and San Juan Macias.


Breakfast Breakfast

Today’s I-Time Tips
This evening, you may choose to head over to a nearby park to witness the largest electronic water fountain complex in the world, certified by the Guinness Book of Records. You will enjoy a wonderful show of water, lights, music, and images.


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Day 3

LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY
• Fly to Cusco, high in the Andes, where you will be met by your Local Guide.
• Upon arrival, begin your scenic drive into the lush Urubamba Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas and your home for the next two nights.


Breakfast Breakfast


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Day 4

SACRED VALLEY
• Today, your private sightseeing tour of the Sacred Valley begins in the market town of Pisac. Handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry can be bought here at bargain prices.
• After time in the market, your next visit is the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo. Here, some of the finest examples of Inca masonry can be seen.
• Enjoy an included lunch before returning to your hotel this afternoon.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch


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Day 5

SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU
• Board a train trip bound for Machu Picchu and cut a path through the Sacred Valley to this “Lost City of the Incas,” discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911.
• On a guided tour, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. For hikers, a brisk one-hour walk leads to the Sun Gate, the ancient entrance used by the Incas.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner


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Day 6

MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO
• A morning at leisure allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu with your included second entrance to the ruins.
• Return to Cusco by train trip.


Breakfast Breakfast


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Day 7

CUSCO
• Your guided tour of Cusco visits the Plaza de Armas and its Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery, previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. It is said it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature.
• This afternoon is free to explore on your own.

Today’s I-Time Tips
Perhaps visit the Inca Museum or wander through the artisan district of San Blas.


Breakfast Breakfast


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Day 8

CUSCO–JULIACA–LAKE TITICACA (PUNO)
Fly to Juliaca, where you will be transferred to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.


Breakfast Breakfast


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Day 9

PUNO. EXCURSION TO LAKE TITICACA
• Today, enjoy a full day sailing on Lake Titicaca and take a motorboat to some of the lake’s more unique islands. Start with Taquile Island, once part of the Inca Empire and one of the last areas of Peru to be conquered by Spain in the 16th century. The Spanish banned traditional dress on the island, which is why the Spanish peasant dress can still be found today.
• Next, travel to the fascinating Uros Islands, home to the Uros Indians who were forced to live on the lake as the Incas pushed farther into their territory. These islands are completely made from reeds, which are continually added to as they disintegrate to the bottom of the lake.


Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch


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Day 10

PUNO–SILLUSTANI–JULIACA–LIMA
• Depart for Juliaca this morning, visiting the ruins of Sillustani en route. At this pre-Incan burial ground, see where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests in chullpas (above-ground cylinder-shaped tombs) dating back to the 1400s.
• Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Lima, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.


Breakfast Breakfast


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Day 11

LIMA
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.


Breakfast Breakfast


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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JULIO CASTRO

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

" Hello my name is Julio Castro and for many years I worked in the Sales Department of a very large International Corporation. There it was always emphasized that we were not supposed to create satisfied customers because that was not enough. What we were required to do was to produce ONLY delighted customers and that has been my personal philosophy ever since. I am eager to show the many wondrous and beautiful features of Lima, Peru with our guests."

Tour Director -  JULIO CASTRO

PATRICIA SCHEGGIA

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" My name is Patricia Scheggia, and I have the pleasure to work as a Globus representative and support our visitors with interesting and useful information about my beautiful country. I´m a mother of three children and also take care my parents, which means I am a busy woman, but when I receive visitors, I always welcome them with a smile and a warm hospitality! I like to travel, and years ago I worked for an airline. Now, after 20 years working in tourism, I can say that I enjoy the opportunity to share with visitors my experience and knowledge. Lima is a big city and traffic can be heavy, so I provide guests with confidence and security when transferring them to our destinations!"

Tour Director -  PATRICIA SCHEGGIA

 Accommodations

LIMA

HOTEL PULLMAN MIRAFLORES

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

SACRED VALLEY

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM VALLE SAGRADO HOTEL AND VILLAS

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

MACHU PICCHU

SUMAQ MACHU PICCHU HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate Deluxe
  Free Wifi

CUSCO

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM CUSCO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

PUNO

GHL LAGO TITICACA

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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