Peru Escape (K2)

7 days from Lima to Lima

2019 Tour Details

Peru offers an amazing combination of history, natural beauty, mouth-watering cuisine, and warm people. And with Globus, add amazing value to that list!

Discover the wonders of Peru on this week-long vacation featuring the must-see highlights of the Land of the Incas at a price that tells you now is the time! Your Lima sightseeing features the San Francisco Monastery along with the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the Cathedral. Fly to Cusco where you will be whisked into the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will learn about the importance of the camelids in this area and see the ancient weaving techniques still in use today at Awanakancha. After time to explore the famous Indian market of Pisac, settle into your lush mountain-side hotel. Take the train through Urubamba Valley and spend a day at the impressive Machu Picchu ruins. Your tour of this ancient site reveals the many mysteries shrouded high in the clouds and rainforest. On your return to Cusco, your sightseeing tour includes visits to Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century, and the Kenko Temple. These are just some of the many highlights you’ll see on this wonderful Peru vacation designed for savvy, value-minded travelers. All this is now within reach!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

SACRED VALLEY
Visit Awanakancha to learn about various camelids and visit the famous market in Pisac

MACHU PICCHU
Take the train through the Urubamba Valley; Machu Picchu sightseeing with a Local Guide

CUSCO
Sightseeing with a local guide of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko; farewell dinner

LIMA
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery

Notes:

  • Participation in this tour requires the guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner in Cusco

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LIMA PERU. Arrive in Lima where you will be met by your Tour Director.

Day 2

LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY. Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping at AWANAKANCHA to meet local families who preserve the ancient technique of Pre–Columbian weaving using South American camelid fibers. Here is your chance to get up close to the various camelids indigenous to the region, including alpaca, llama, guanaco, and vicuña. Next, continue to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Enjoy lunch today at a local restaurant and stay overnight in the Sacred Valley. (B,L)

Day 3

SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO. Transfer to the Ollanta station and board the Expedition TRAIN for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of the mountain where Machu Picchu is located. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the Pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Later this afternoon, return by train to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Breakfast Dinner

NOTE:
7-8 hours is spent in Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes region

Day 4

CUSCO. Spend the day discovering some of the most famous ancient, Inca sites including semi-circular KENKO Temple with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages, the red fortress of Puca Pucara and the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones—with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons—was built.
Breakfast

Day 5

CUSCO. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city of Cusco. Perhaps take an optional walking tour to learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards. Visits include the imposing Cathedral and the Inca Temple of the Sun, Koricancha, which became the Spaniards’ Santo Domingo Monastery. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers for a special farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director.
Breakfast Dinner

Day 6

CUSCO–LIMA. Board your return flight to Lima. On arrival, your Local Guide focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a walking TOUR. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the Cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals and underground network of catacombs. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight you may want to join our optional excursion to visit the Larco Museum with time to explore and have dinner at its restaurant.
Breakfast

Day 7

LIMA. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast

 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.

MAURICIO YONFA-ESTUARDO

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

"Born in Venezuela and raised in Ecuador, I'm an architect by profession, but a Tour Director by heart. I have worked as a South America lecturer for cruise lines, a guide in Ecuador and the Galápagos, and a Tour Director in South America. My goals are to transform each guest into a Peruvian expert and to encourage them to try and appreciate authentic Incan food. So, let's discover together the mysterious land of the Incas and maybe even sample roasted guinea pig!"

Tour Director -  MAURICIO YONFA-ESTUARDO

 Accommodations

CUSCO

SONESTA HOTEL CUSCO

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LIMA

SONESTA HOTEL EL OLIVAR

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SACRED VALLEY

SONESTA POSADAS DEL INCA - SACRED VALLEY - YUCAY

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

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



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