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In the Footsteps of the Incas

10 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

See and taste the best of Peru on this Country Explorer adventure, take in Lima, Machu Picchu and more.

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    • Crossovers: 2018 departures will operate as per the 2018 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, Cusco-Juliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM airline 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.
    • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco.
    • Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.
    • 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.
    • 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 www.trafalgar.com/extensions
    • "You will have two opportunities to visit Machu Picchu - upon arrival with your Local Specialist and the next morning. Wander freely, hear the wildlife and walk between the ancient houses while slipping your mind back to Inca times. Contemplate what a morning would have been like here in the 1450s. It's simply astounding."Alan Cook, Manager, Latin America
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    • 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: 2018 departures will operate as per the 2018 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, Cusco-Juliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM airline 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.
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco.
      • Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.
      • 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.
      • 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 www.trafalgar.com/extensions
      • "You will have two opportunities to visit Machu Picchu - upon arrival with your Local Specialist and the next morning. Wander freely, hear the wildlife and walk between the ancient houses while slipping your mind back to Inca times. Contemplate what a morning would have been like here in the 1450s. It's simply astounding."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

      From the clouds of the Andes to the birthplace of the sun, this trek through Peru's altiplanos and the famous floating Uros Islands traces the ancient past of the Incas.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: LLIL

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 9 breakfasts

      • 3 lunches

      • 6 dinners

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      What's Included

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        • City tour in Lima and Cusco

        • Cruise Lake Titicaca

        • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley

        • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train

        • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman ruins, the Uros Islands


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      Dining

        • 9 breakfasts

        • 3 lunches

        • 6 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, Cusco to Juliaca and Juliaca 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


       

      In the Footsteps of the Incas

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      Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

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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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      Cusco – Juliaca – Puno (2 Nights)

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      Day 1

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

      Bienvenidos a Lima, where we'll kick-start our effortlessly delivered journey to the iconic and unexpected sights and sounds of Peru. On arrival, transfer to your luxury hotel in fashionable Miraflores, where this evening you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

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      Hilton Miraflores

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Hilton Miraflores

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Lima Sightseeing Day 2 - Lima Sightseeing

      Take your time this morning and embrace the warm welcome of the "City of Kings". We'll meet a Local Specialist who will reveal the city's highlights including Lima's UNESCO-listed Historic Centre and the baroque-style Church of San Francisco. Descend into the city's underground catacombs and admire the religious paintings, sculptures and books on display in its religious art museum and extensive library. Later, we'll join our Travel Director for a guided walk through the bairro of Miraflores, also known as the Heroic City.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      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)

      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 board a morning flight to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, stopping to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony. 'Dive into Culture' and participate in this ancient Andean ritual to bless your trip. We 'Connect with Locals' next, indulging in a farm-to-table Be My Guest lunch to gain insights into the production of Giant White Corn in the Sacred Valley. Your hosts will demonstrate the difference between age-old farming techniques and the newer technologies now used. Our cultural encounter continues as we watch the graceful romance of the Marinera dance and experience the showmanship of a Peruvian Paso horse. Later, explore the vibrant Pisac market, where local Quechua people come to sell their produce and handicrafts.

      Hotel

      Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Piquillacta Ruins And Andahuaylillas Church

      Visit 17th century Piquillacta, a pre-Inca citadel built by the Wari people, featuring an elusive history and bizarre architecture. Afterward, head to Andahuaylillas to see San Pedro Church, a perfect example of Peru’s colonial architecture and often referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included. (Minimum 4 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$73.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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

      Immerse yourself in the mystique and intrigue of the ancient Inca empire today. Our first visit is to the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo, before boarding the Vistadome train (light snack included) for our epic journey to the Lost City in the Clouds, Machu Picchu. Explore one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, delving into the mysteries of this once-great civilisation as you stroll through the UNESCO-listed ruins with a Local Specialist. Before returning to our hotel for dinner, we'll visit the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana.

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      Sumaq Machu Picchu

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Sumaq Machu Picchu

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

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

      Re-connect with the story of this majestic hill-top fortress this morning and spend some time exploring on your own terms. We return to the Sacred Valley by train, stopping en route to 'Dive into Culture' and learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers, who display their weaving styles and ways of dress. Visit a local chicheria for yet another opportunity to 'Dive into Culture' and learn about chicha, the favourite drink of the Andes. Our 'Stay with a Story' tonight is a centuries-old mansion located in the historic centre of Cusco.

      Hotel

      Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Cusco Sightseeing Day 6 - Cusco Sightseeing

      Cusco's rich colonial heritage built on the foundations of an ancient Incan past are revealed today during a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit the UNESCO-listed Sacsayhuaman ruins that tower over the city and the baroque Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas. We'll stroll through the artists' retreat of San Blas, then meet a Local Specialist anthropologist from the National University of Antonio Abad for insights into Peru's history, geography and culture. This evening, enjoy a your choice dining experience, giving you the option to dine at one of several local restaurants.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Your Choice Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Your Choice Dining

      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 – Juliaca – Puno (2 Nights) Day 7 - Cusco – Juliaca – Puno (2 Nights)

      This morning, fly to Juliaca where you will meet a Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian altiplano. After lunch, we'll visit Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo and view the towering chullpas (above ground tombs). We journey to Puno along the shores of Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the sun.

      Hotel

      Libertador Lake Titicaca

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      Libertador Lake Titicaca

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Day 8

      Lake Titicaca Excursion Day 8 - Lake Titicaca Excursion

      We cruise the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca with a Local Specialist, discovering its floating islands constructed from reeds by the Uros Indians. In the midst of South America's largest lake, we arrive at Taquile Island, where we'll embark on a private tour to gain insights into the tradition of weaving and knitting for which the local villagers-men and women-are renowned. Learn more about the culture of the people living on the island and enjoy a Regional Meal lunch. Tonight, we enjoy a Trafalgar highlight-dinner at our favourite local restaurant in Puno.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal
      • Dinner

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      Day 9

      Puno – Juliaca – Lima Day 9 - Puno – Juliaca – Lima

      This morning we return to Lima, enjoying an afternoon at leisure after our flight. We'll join a Local Specialist this evening, visiting one of Lima's most renowned museums after dark - the Larco Museum. Admire the pre-Columbian artefacts that reveal insights into the cultures of ancient Peru. Then, sit down to a gourmet Farewell Dinner filled with Peruvian flavours as you overlook the museum's beautiful gardens.

      Hotel

      Hilton Miraflores

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Hilton Miraflores

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 10

      Depart Lima Day 10 - Depart Lima

      For now it's time to say a fond hasta luego to Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight home, or consider extending your stay at the Hilton Miraflores.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • STAYS WITH STORIES
        Spend two nights in a Cusco mansion that dates back over 500 years. (Day 5)

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Visit Hacienda Sarapampa, a Quecha word meaning corn field, and savour Peruvian farm-to-table cuisine based around this important crop. (Day 3)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture. Learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers. Visit a local chicheria for some traditional chicha tasting. (Days 3, 5)

      • LOCAL SPECIALIST
        For included sightseeing in Lima, at Machu Picchu, Cusco, with an anthropologist from the National University of Antonio Abad, on the Peruvian altiplano, Lake Titicaca and at the Larco Museum. (Days 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9)

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        • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman ruins, the Uros Islands


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        • 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


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