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Highlights of Peru

8 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Experience the history and allure of Peru, you'll meet llamas, explore the Plaza de Armas in Cusco and more.

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    • Crossovers: All 2019 departures will operate as per the 2019 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2018.
    • Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.
    • Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your primary suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco.
    • Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. This trip also experiences high elevations so we recommend guests with preexisting medical conditions talk with a doctor prior to travel.
    • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Galapagos Legend East Cruise (Ref LGCE) available this departure.
    • Galapagos Legend North Central Cruise (Ref LGCN) available this departure.
    • Trafalgar offers a selection of optional itinerary extensions to customize your vacation in South America. Please note, you cannot book these extensions online. To book and for more information, please contact your local Travel Agent or Trafalgar directly. For more information about the optional extensions offered on this program, please go to trafalgar.com/extensions
    • "Should you have some extra days in Lima before or after your trip, make sure you take advantage of the fantastic local seafood. Cevicherias are restaurants famous for their ceviche. The ones located at along the sea side will also have a great sunset."Alan Cook, Manager, Latin America
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

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      • Crossovers: All 2019 departures will operate as per the 2019 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2018.
      • Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.
      • Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your primary suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco.
      • Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. This trip also experiences high elevations so we recommend guests with preexisting medical conditions talk with a doctor prior to travel.
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Galapagos Legend East Cruise (Ref LGCE) available this departure.
      • Galapagos Legend North Central Cruise (Ref LGCN) available this departure.
      • Trafalgar offers a selection of optional itinerary extensions to customize your vacation in South America. Please note, you cannot book these extensions online. To book and for more information, please contact your local Travel Agent or Trafalgar directly. For more information about the optional extensions offered on this program, please go to trafalgar.com/extensions
      • "Should you have some extra days in Lima before or after your trip, make sure you take advantage of the fantastic local seafood. Cevicherias are restaurants famous for their ceviche. The ones located at along the sea side will also have a great sunset."Alan Cook, Manager, Latin America
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      Inca treasures, wild landscapes and ancient legends are brought to life in the Sacred Valley, centuries-old ruins of Machu Picchu and the charismatic capital streets of Lima.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: LHPA

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 7 breakfasts

      • 2 lunches

      • 5 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

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        • City tour in Lima, Cusco

        • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley

        • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train

        • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, the ruins at Ollantaytambo, 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu, historic Sacsayhuaman, the Larco Museum in Lima


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 5 dinners


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • A Trafalgar Bonus - All Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima, including porter service at all airports.

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

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      Lima Sightseeing

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      Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

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      Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

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      Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights)

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      Depart Lima

      Day 1

      Arrive Lima (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

      Welcome to the Capital of the New World - the launch pad to our effortlessly delivered encounter with the iconic and unexpected highlights of Peru. On arrival in Lima, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the exclusive bairrio of San Isidro where you'll enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening to meet your Travel Director and travel companions.

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Lima Sightseeing Day 2 - Lima Sightseeing

      Connect with the colonial heritage of Francisco Pizzaro's "City of Kings", admiring the colonial splendour of Lima's UNESCO-listed Historic Centre. Stand in the birthplace of this ancient, yet modern city, surrounded by the Baroque façades of Cathedral of Lima and Palace of the Union. See the Church of the San Francisco and discover its hidden catacombs. Celebrate Lima's status as the culinary capital of South America and 'Connect with Locals' when you meet Ignacio Barrios, who has worked alongside many of Peru's most award-winning chefs. We visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats are the basis of Peruvian cooking. Then, continue to Chef Ignacio's cooking school where we'll enjoy a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru's most popular dishes and have an opportunity to sample some at a Be My Guest lunch before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Optional Experiences

      La Dama Juana Restaurant And Folklore Show

      La Dama Juana Restaurant combines typical Peruvian food with traditional folkloric dancing. The food is served buffet-style in clay pots. As you dine, watch the energetic dancers perform colonial and Inca ceremonial dances. The costumes are colorful and the music is lively. Gratuity included. Total duration is approximately 3 hours. (Minimum 4 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$65.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Magic Circuit Of The Water

      The Magic Circuit of the Water is the world's largest fountain complex of beautiful interactive fountains featuring swaying water, colored lights and lasers dancing with the music. The Magic Fountain forces water to a height of more than 250 feet (80 meters). This optional experience is available Wednesday to Sunday. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours. Gratuity included.

      Adult Price: US$27.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley Day 3 - Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

      We leave the coastal capital behind and board a morning flight to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. 'Dive into Culture' at Awanakancha and learn how your visit 'Makes a Difference' to this living museum, which provides sanctuary to llamas, alpacas and vicuñas and preserves traditional weaving techniques. Enjoy a picnic lunch before visiting the Pisac market where local Quechua people come to sell their produce and handicrafts. Stroll past the colourful stalls, sip a cup of coca tea to acclimate to the altitude and keep your ears open for roving bands playing the traditional music of the Andes. Later this afternoon, we arrive at a former 18th century colonial-style monastery in the heart of the Sacred Valley, our hotel for the night. 'Dive into Culture' and meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, who will share centuries-old Andean weaving techniques. Tonight, we dine at our hotel.

      Hotel

      Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu Day 4 - Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

      The mystical empire of the Incas takes centre stage today. We visit the famous Sacred Valley stronghold of Ollantaytambo, before boarding the Vistadome train (light snack included) for our epic journey to Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Delve into the mysteries of this once-great civilisation, admiring the 15th century stone ruins of temples, palaces and terraces perched high amidst the clouds. Join your Local Specialist for an exploration of the iconic great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial centuries ago. We return to our hotel where we dine tonight.

      Hotel

      El Mapi by Inkaterra

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      El Mapi by Inkaterra

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights) Day 5 - Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights)

      The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu beckon again and we have an opportunity to re-connect with this ancient wonder. If you're feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress. We board a train to the Sacred Valley, then head to the colonial city of Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria. 'Dive into Culture' and enjoy the sweet flavours of chica as you learn how this Peruvian corn beer is brewed by the local women.

      Hotel

      Novotel Cusco

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Novotel Cusco

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Visit and Workshop at Choco Museum

      Visit the Choco Museum where you will learn the Peruvian chocolate making process from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar. You will participate in making the chocolate and experience the true feeling of a chocolate maker. Space is limited. Total duration approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 4 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$45.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Cusco Sightseeing Day 6 - Cusco Sightseeing

      Embark on a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of Cusco this morning, admiring the 16th century Spanish colonial buildings that stand on the foundations of former Inca temples and palaces. See the baroque Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and 17th century Church of Santo Domingo. Visit the ruins of the Sacsayhuaman fortress and see nearby warehouses where the Incas once stored their grain. The afternoon is free to explore on your terms. This evening, gather for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant, enjoying Cusquenian dishes and ancestral dance performances.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Moray And Moras

      Visit Moray, the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory that consists of four platforms that seem to disappear into a crater. At a depth of 500 feet (150 meters), the overlapping concentric circular stone rings widen as they rise. It was an experimental location the Incas used to study the adaptation of plants with agriculture. Next is the village of Maras, renowned for its ancient salt mines and wells. The salt has been used for economic purposes since the time of the Inca. You will meet the villagers who explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 5 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$86.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Cusco – Lima Day 7 - Cusco – Lima

      A leisurely start to our day sees us return to Lima this afternoon. Meet a Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world. This evening we join our travel companions for a Farewell Dinner in the museum's garden restaurant.

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Novotel Lima

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Lima Day 8 - Depart Lima

      Our discovery of an ancient civilisation has come to an end. We transfer to the airport for your onward flight or perhaps extend your stay at the Novotel Lima.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 8

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Visit a local market with a young chef and enjoy a special lunch at his cooking school. (Day 2)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Visit Awakancha to see where the delicate alpaca, llama and vicuña wool is sourced from and learn about the age-old tradition of weaving from a fascinating Quechua scholar. Visit a local chicheria for some traditional chicha tasting. (Days 3, 5)

      • LOCAL SPECIALIST
        For included sightseeing in Lima, Machu Picchu and at the Larco Museum. (Days 2, 4, 7)

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        Support the quest to preserve and promote Andean weaving traditions and visit Awanakacha to discover how local families are taught to preserve ancient weaving techniques. (Day 3)

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        • City tour in Lima, Cusco

        • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley

        • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train

        • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, the ruins at Ollantaytambo, 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu, historic Sacsayhuaman, the Larco Museum in Lima


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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        • A Trafalgar Bonus - All Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima, including porter service at all airports.

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

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        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


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