Traditional Peru

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12 Days
Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru
Max People : 20
Tour Details

This tour takes you to the most famous and interesting places in Peru. This includes the Inca capital of  Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and Lima. Although the trip is only 12 days, you will have the best experiences Peru and the Andes have to offer. It’s the same trip as “Magical Peru” but without the Amazon jungle and the Inca trail.

Departure & Return Location

Lima, Peru

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in 3 or 4 * hotels throughout the roundtrip except one night at Amantani island (day 10).
  • Meals as specified in the program (approx. 65% of all meals).
  • All transport in Peru (flights, bus, train, boat).
  • All transfer between hotel and airport, train station etc.
  • All excursions including guides.
  • All tickets, entrance fees to museums, etc. with a few exceptions (see below).
  • 24/7 available phone no. in Norway (Norwegian) or Peru (English and Spanish) you can call if there are any issues.
  • Whatsapp service for boarding cards etc. For smaller private groups you can borrow one Smart phone with Peruvian sim card for free during the entire roundtrip in Peru.

Price Excludes

  • Tips in restaurants, to guides etc.
  • Laundry service.
  • Meals not specified in the program.
  • Show in Lima (day 2).
  • Excursion to Rainbow mountain (day 8).
  • Visit to local school for disabled children (day 12).
Itinerary

Day 1

Pick-up at the airport in Lima.

Reception at the designated hotel, where you will be offered your first Pisco Sour and have the opportunity to taste a few delicious fruits of our country. Afternoon is free.

You will stay in hotel in Lima.

Day 2

Pick up at the hotel.
Tour begins by visiting COLONIAL LIMA, where a historical route takes us to the most important and characteristic places of Old Lima, such as the Palace of Government, Municipality of Lima, the Basilica and the Cathedral, one of the oldest and most beautiful examples of Latin American architecture. The route continues by the Church of San Francisco allowing us to appreciate its Museum of Art, Convent and Catacombs.

Afterwards we continue to CONTEMPORARY LIMA, at Miraflores, Larco Mar where our lunch is waiting. You will be introduced to our delicious Peruvian cuisine. Our restaurant has a magnificent view over the ocean.

After lunch we visit tourist areas such as “El Parque del Amor”, (the love park) and admire a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.

The tour concludes by visiting one of the most interesting museums of our city, the Anthropological Museum – where you can obtain a good idea of our pre-Hispanic culture.

Optional:
In the evening, we invite you to participate in a traditional show where you can enjoy our Peruvian folklore. This is not included in the price.

You will stay in hotel in Lima.
Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 3

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

Reception at Cusco airport when you arrive and transfer to the designated hotel in Cusco where a herbal tea of the coca leaf will be served, to assist with the physical effects caused by the altitude of the city. We advise our clients to rest in order to acclimatize themselves to the altitude. You should take it easy the first two days and eat light meals, drink plenty of water and limit alcohol intake to avoid altitude sickness.

In the evening: Just relax and take it easy.

You will stay in hotel in Cusco.
Included: Breakfast only.

Day 4

Breakfast.

You will start with the city excursion tour, which includes a visit to the Seat of Arms (Plaza de Armas), the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha, a visit to two ruins that are around the city; The Fortress of Sacsayhuamán, Kenko.

After finishing the tour, we will head to Chinchero were our lunch will be waiting made by the local Indians, and we can assure you that it is delicious.

After lunch you will be introduced to the Chinchero community, where you will be able to appreciate the incredible weaving culture that has been inherited from our ancestors. Then you will visit the remains of the Inca ruins where the Spanish conquistadores raised a church in an attempt to eliminate the old Peruvian culture.

Back to the hotel late in the afternoon.

You stay in hotel in Urubamba.
Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 5

You will be picked up at your hotel.

The guided excursion begins to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, where you will visit the town of Pisac and also be able to visit the typical market of indigenous locals.

Lunch.
Afterwards we arrive at the town of Ollantaytambo which is one of the most prized jewels of Peru with its Incan architecture. You will not only visit the rest of the archeological sites in this place, but also appreciate the Andean world in its natural environment. On the way back, you will visit the local brewery to see how the locals make their own beer. You can have a taste if you like.

Finally returning to Urubamba to spend the night in the designated hotel.

You stay in hotel in Urubamba.
Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 6

Early pick-up at the hotel to get to the train station in time for departure. We take the train to the village of Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu. You can stroll around this picturesque town and take a bath in the hot springs which you can find here.

You will stay in hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 7

After a very early breakfast we will board the bus in order visit the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in the early hours of the morning. After the visit we will return to the town in time to have lunch at a designated restaurant. In the afternoon we return to Cusco by train and when we arrive in Cusco we will be transferred to the designated hotel.

You will stay in hotel in Cusco.
Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 8

Breakfast

Today is free.
One option is to visit the Rainbow mountain. This is a mountain which due to the layers of various minerals produce a colorful scenery of this mountain. You first drive for 2 hours along a narrow road and then trek for 3 hours to get to the summit which lies at 5200 meters. Due to this altitude it can be very cold and windy and thus require good physical condition and proper multilayer clothing and trekking boots. You can also ride on a horse instead of walking.

Alternatively, there are many other things to do and see in Cusco. Please contact us for further information.

You will stay in hotel in Cusco.
Included: Breakfast only.

Day 9

After the hotel breakfast in the morning, there is transfer to the bus station where we leave with bus for Puno. During our journey we can appreciate the impressive nature and changing landscapes on the way to the plateau (Altiplano), having lunch along the way. We arrive around 5 p.m. and have the rest of the day free.

You will stay in hotel in Puno.
Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 10

We begin our day with a delicious breakfast, followed by a boat ride to the floating islands of Uros and afterwards continue towards the island of Amantani, thus being able to appreciate and share unforgettable experiences with the natives of the island, who not only invite us into their homes, but also invite us into their culture and demonstrate to us their proud customs. Lodging is simple, but clean, a small price to pay for an unforgettable experience. You will stay the night at Amantani.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11

Early in the morning we say goodbye to our family and travel by boat back to Puno. From there we will go by bus to Juliaca and have a box lunch on the way. In Juliaca we will board a plane and fly back to Lima.

When we arrive back in Lima, the rest of the evening is free. If you wish our staff in Lima will be happy to help you with any activities and advise of what to do. One option which we recommend is to visit the bohemian district of Barranco with lots of picturesque restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a meal or a drink and the magnificent view over the Pacific ocean.

You will stay at hotel in Lima.
Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 12

Free day for shopping or resting.

Optional, we can arrange a visit to another part of Lima, where you will visit a local school for disabled children which we have raised money to build two extra class rooms, and a ‘common kitchen’, an organization of women who provide healthy food for poor families.

Transfer to the airport, with best wishes for a safe travel back to your home country.