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Highlights of Peru 2014

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Plaza de Armas in Cusco, PeruSan Francisco Monastery in Lima, PeruMachu Picchu, PeruTemple of the Sun at Machu Picchu, PeruThe National Flag of PeruSpinning wool in Peru
Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru
San Francisco Monastery in Lima, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Temple of the Sun at Machu Picchu, Peru
The National Flag of Peru
Spinning wool in Peru
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: South America 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Experience the history and allure of Peru through the colonial sights of Lima and the Incan heritage of Cusco, Machu Picchu and Plaza de Armas where you'll learn the fascinating history of these ancient archaeological sites. Peru is famed for its staggering scenery, so enjoy the verdant views of Sacred Valley and the spectacular surroundings of the quaint village of Ollantaytambo. You can customise your trip with the following extensions: Galapagos Island Cruises, Easter Island and Peruvian Amazon.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + DINNER AT TUNUPA CUSCO Enjoy dinner and a Folkorkic show at Tunupa Cusco. In the nice environment of this well known restaurant, you will choose from a variety of typical Peruvian dishes. Length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + MARAS AND MORAY Visit two uniquely traditional sites outside of Cusco, starting with Maras, a salt production centre that dates back to colonial times. Continue to Moray, where the Incas constructed greenhouse terraces to study and improve their refined farming techniques. This place is famous for its amphitheater formed agricultural terracing. Length: 4.5 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + PIQUILLACTA AND AHUAYILILLAS You will visit two important centers located in Cusco’s Valley. First you will visit Piquillacta, a pre-Inca citadel (Wari culture) that maintains its ancient mystery and bizarre architecture. Afterwards you will be transferred to visit Andahuaylillas, a town of the Spanish conquerors that keeps the art and gold treasures in its church. Due to its outstanding art and craftsmanship,it is called the Sistine Chapel of America. If you wish you are invited to taste the typical Peruvian chicharrones (pork) or cuy (guinea pig). Length: 4 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + VISIT SAN PEDRO MARKET AND THE CHOCO MUSEUM Enjoy visiting a local market in Cusco and the Taki Museum where you will see an extensive sample of original musical instruments of native Andean, Amazonian and foreigner communities. Length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + VISIT WORKSHOP AT CHOCOLATE MUSEUM Visit the Chocolate museum where you can learn about the history of the Cacao and the chocolate, the Cacao’s tree and its small chocolate factory where the products are made. Enjoy a cacao preparation workshop and experience the making of hot chocolate with a selection of special ingredients. Length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

  • LIMA

    • + DINNER WITH SHOW AT LA DAMA JUANA RESTAURANT Enjoy a variety of local food at the Dama Juana located in Barranco. Inside the restaurant you will be delighted by its atmosphere, the rich cuisine offered and the folklore shows that are presented by night. Length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + HALF-DAY INDIAN MARKET Enjoy a guided tour to the Indian Market. It is Located in Lima’s modern district of Miraflores. The market offers Peruvian handicrafts, potters, paintings and unique souvenirs. At the numerous stands you will find a variety of carpets, sweaters, coats, t-shirts, hats, metal crafts, such as bronze-, silver-, gold- and precious stone arts. There is also beautiful leather, wool, wood and stone goods available. Length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + HALF-DAY PACHACAMAC The tour will start by taking the South Pan American Highway, arriving at Pachacamac, the most important Ceremonial Center of the Peruvian Coast during pre- Inca and Inca times. Here, you will see several mudded buildings from different early times. Over the course of the centuries, Pachacamac was occupied by many different Andean civilizations such as Lima, Wari, Ichma, even the Inca´s Empire, but it always kept its religious status. Length: 4 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + HUACA PUCLLANA AND HUACA HALLAMARCA Visit two of Lima’s ancient oracle centers with an archaeologist. You will start with the Huaca Pucllana archeological center that was active between the 5th and the 8th centuries A.D. Next, visit Huaca Huallamarca, an oracle center that functioned for 1,200 years up to the Spanish Conquest. Length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + MAGIC CIRCUIT OF THE WATER Enjoy this guided tour to the Magic Circuit of the Water, the world’s largest fountain complex of beautiful interactive fountains with playing water, colorful lights and laser rays, which dance with the music rhythm. Length: 3.5 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

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