Peru – Cusco & Machu Picchu

Your expedition to Peru begins and ends in the capital city of Lima and includes a visit to the Larco Museum, which houses an impressive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. Shop in the village of Pisac’s colorful Indian market and go whitewater rafting down the picturesque Urubamba River. Then get a new perspective on Inca ruins on a scenic bicycle or horseback ride through the Sacred Valley. Hike the incomparable Machu Picchu and enjoy the colonial town of Cusco.(

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Language

Spanish

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Time Zone

GMT -5

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Currency

Peruvian Sol (PEN)

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Average Temp

61° F

Peru Expedition

Cusco & Machu Picchu - Heart of the Inca World

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – LIMA, PERU

Arrive in Lima

Escorted transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel

Day 2 – LIMA / CUSCO / SACRED VALLEY

Escorted transfer to airport for flight to Cusco

Private transfer with guide to the Sacred Valley

Visit:

  • Awanacancha – traditional Andean weaving
  • Pisac Market
  • Ollantaytambo Fortress

Accommodations: Hotel Sol y Luna
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – SACRED VALLEY

Choice of one morning activity:

  • White-water River Rafting OR
  • Paso Fino Horseback Riding (supplement applies)

Afternoon private tour:

  • Maras – Salt Ponds
  • Moray – Terraces
  • Chincheros – Private Textile demonstration

Accommodations: Hotel Sol y Luna
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 – SACRED VALLEY / MACHU PICCHU

Private transfer to station for Vistadome train to Machu Picchu

Private guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel

Buffet Lunch at Tinkuy Restaurant – Sanctuary Lodge

Dinner at hotel

Accommodations: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

Morning entrance to Machu Picchu & Wayna Picchu (no guide)

Lunch at Café Inkaterra

Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo

Private transfer to Cusco hotel

Accommodations: Palacio del Inka Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – CUSCO

Private half-day tour:

  • Cusco Cathedral
  • Koricancha Temple
  • Tambomachay Ruins
  • San Pedro Market

Afternoon free or choice of one activity (supplement applies):

  • Meet with Andean Mystical Healer
  • Peruvian Cooking Class
  • Andean Music Workshop

Accommodations: Palacio del Inka Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – CUSCO / LIMA / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to airport for flight to Lima

Private half-day tour:

  • Cathedral of Lima
  • San Francisco Basilica & Convent
  • Larco Museum

Private transfer to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $3,450 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

We took three trips arranged by NEI to Peru, Ecuador and Tanzania. Our private tours, with just the driver/guide, my wife and me, were planned with great attention to detail and helped us enjoy ourselves without having to worry about the logistics. All vacations were spectacular, done very well by the NEI staff and their local contacts. Highly recommend.

Lou D.
Lakewood Ranch, FL

When to go:

Year-round (best times are April to October)

What to eat:

Ceviche (marinated raw fish), Aji de Gallina (creamy chicken), Cuy (guinea pig)

What to pack:

Shirts & t-shirts; trousers, jeans, shorts; jacket or sweater; rain jacket; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking & hiking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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