Conquistadors Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries 2014

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San Francisco Monastery in Lima, PeruMachu Picchu, PeruTemple of the Sun at Machu Picchu, PeruThe National Flag of Peru
San Francisco Monastery in Lima, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
Temple of the Sun at Machu Picchu, Peru
The National Flag of Peru
  • Duration: 11 Days
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  • Brochure: South America 2014
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    Family Experiences 2014
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  • Style: Family Experiences
  • Description: On this exciting Family Experience itinerary see the vibrant cultures and unique traditions that make up this fascinating region. Have the chance to touch llamas, alpacas and vicunas at a Sacred Valley ranch. Then prepare for a thrilling dune buggy ride with the chance to sand board down one of the dunes in the middle of the desert – a truly unique adventure! Create your own masterpiece to take home at a Peruvian pottery factory and learn to play the quena flute, a traditional instrument of the Andean people, all on this action-packed South America adventure! You can customise your trip with one of these itinerary extensions: Galapagos Island Cruises, Easter Island and Peruvian Amazon.
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Optionals

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.

  • LIMA

    • + DISCOVERING THE PERUVIAN STREET FOOD Drive to Barranco and stroll around this quaint and traditional district, considered to be the city’s most romantic and bohemian, being the home and working place of many of Peru’s leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. Stop at the Park of Barranco to try the exquisite traditional Peruvian “anticuchos”, made with beef heart and seasoned with garlic, vinegar, cumin, and aji panca, a mild red chile pepper with a smoky flavor. Don’t knock them till you try them! Have a taste of the typical “picarones”, a fabulous crispy and warm dessert, dripping with syrup. Length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + HD PACHACAMAC PILGRIMAGE CENTER Drive 30 minutes southeast of Lima to visit the Pachacamac Pilgrimage Center. Pilgrims flocked here from far away to worship Pachacamac, who was believed to be the creator of the world and its creatures. The site includes palaces, plazas and temples that have been painstakingly restored. The on-site museum has a collection of local relics. Length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + LIMA FISH MARKET Transfer to the market of Villa Maria. The fishing terminal of Villa Maria constitutes a gastronomic experience not to be missed. Upon arrival, a full menu of all types of seafood is displayed before you. The “caseros” stand before their refrigerated vans offering their fish like “toyo”, “corvina”, “lenguado”, “diablos”, and many other local species. For this visit it is recommended to wear boots as the ground is always wet. Length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

    • + URBAN BIKE TOUR Begin your bike tour riding through the charming streets hidden in the heart of Miraflores before heading to the impressive pre-Inca ruins of the archeological center of Huaca Pucllana that operated between the V and VIII centuries A.C. Continue to the Olivar of San Isidro, that stands out among the parks of the region and symbolizes the colonial and republican tradition of this area, highlighted by its magnificent olive trees dating back to Spanish times. Return to Miraflores and stop on the way to replenish your energy by enjoying a snack in a traditional location. Finish the course riding by the sea, passing by cliffs, parks, modern shopping malls, sculptures, a bridge and an old lighthouse. Length: 3.5 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

  • CUSCO

    • + SAN BLAS WALKING TOUR A pleasant walk through the quaint district of San Blas. Visit its beautiful colonial church, which houses an impressive pulpit, a filigree woodcarving bearing the fruits of the region that is dedicated to the Virgin of the Blessed Event. Stroll through the many handicraft and native art galleries in the little square. Roam the ancient quarters dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 2 pax).

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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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