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Grand Discovery of Peru

14 days5 cities
Peru1 country
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 10 Reviews
Private tour to Peru

Embark on the Grand Discovery of Peru tour, an exhilarating journey that unveils the treasures of this diverse nation. Immerse yourself in ancient history, from the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu to vibrant cultural experiences in Lima and Cusco. Explore captivating landscapes, savor culinary delights, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

14 days5 cities
Peru1 country
From
 $5,268 
Lima
3
days
Peru

Lima city is a vibrant destination in Peru known for its rich history, diverse culture, and culinary delights.

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1
day
Arrival in Lima

Welcome to Lima - the enchanting capital of Peru and the gastronomic capital of South America! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at leisure to relax. 

2
day
Historical Lima Highlights & Culture-Infused Dining Tour

In the morning, you'll meet your guide and driver to embark on a journey through Lima's Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rich in cultural and historical significance. Walk through Lima's Main Plaza, where you'll encounter the Government and Municipal Palaces on your way to the Lima Cathedral, home to rich religious art and 14 chapels, including the final resting place of Francisco Pizarro.

Your journey will then take you to modern districts like San Isidro and Miraflores. Explore the Larco Museum, followed by lunch in an authentic restaurant surrounded by historical artefacts.

When your tour ends, you will be taken to your hotel. 

In the evening, your gourmet journey begins as you meet your guide for an unforgettable exploration of Peruvian cuisine and culture. The evening starts with a touch of elegance as you relish a Peru food tour that commences with a stylish beachfront cocktail at sunset, introducing you to a fusion of flavors that pay tribute to Lima's rich culinary heritage.

As the sun sets, venture up the cliffs and back in time to the renowned Huaca Pucllana restaurant, nestled amidst pre-Incan ruins. Here, you'll indulge in a variety of mouthwatering Peruvian dishes while basking in breathtaking views. You'll be in esteemed company, as this establishment has hosted iconic figures like Mick Jagger, Gene Simmons, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, as well as heads of state and royalty.

At Huaca Pucllana, you'll have the privilege of savoring the finest creations of top chef Marilú Madueño, featuring a menu exclusively curated for our guests, providing a truly unique dining experience. Afterward, you'll journey to a hidden gem in Miraflores, a secret gourmet haven, where you'll roll up your sleeves and partake in preparing an extraordinary Peruvian recipe under the guidance of the rising culinary star, Ralf Zúñiga, and his skilled team.

Surrounded by a vibrant tapestry of color and culture, you'll immerse yourself in the culinary world, relishing a creative and exclusive menu that concludes with a delectable dessert. The night concludes with a leisurely moonlit stroll, complete with a sweet treat, in the charming Barranco neighborhood of Lima.

This gourmet tour of Miraflores and Barranco offers more than just a taste of Peruvian culture; it promises an unforgettable culinary adventure that will leave an indelible mark on your senses and your understanding of this rich and diverse cuisine.

3
day
Guided Walking Tour in Bohemian Barranco

Today you will explore Barranco, Lima's most enchanting bohemian neighbourhood, beloved by renowned musicians, poets, writers, painters, and sculptors, especially during the 20th century. This tour will guide you through its charming streets, historic homes, notable squares, the museum dedicated to the famous street artist Jade Rivera, the Pedro de Osma Museum.  Your tour will finish at Dédalo - a concept store of Peruvian modern craft, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and explore samples of Peruvian modern art.

For the second half of the day we recommend you booking one of our optional activities 

The next morning, following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and depart from Lima.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Jose Antonio Deluxe

Experience the epitome of luxury and sophistication at Jose Antonio Deluxe, a glamorous oasis in the heart of Lima, Peru. With its chic and contemporary design, world-class amenities, and exceptional service, this hotel promises a truly indulgent stay.

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Lima
Sacred Valley
3 h

Experience the convenience of a quick and seamless plane connection that takes you from Lima to the breathtaking Sacred Valley, a captivating destination nestled in the heart of Peru.

Sacred Valley
3
days
Peru

In the heart of Peru, where ancient traditions dance with nature's grandeur, the Sacred Valley weaves a tapestry of history and wonder. Explore the Sacred Valley, where the echoes of ancient civilizations resound, and every vista unveils a new chapter in the story of time. Journey through terraced mountainsides, vibrant markets, and mystical ruins, and let the spirit of the Sacred Valley ignite your imagination.

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4
day
Arrival in Sacred Valley

Welcome to the Sacred Valley, a place where the past and present seamlessly coexist, and where nature and history join forces to create a remarkable tapestry of beauty and culture. 

Upon arrival, you check in at your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and acclimatization. 

5
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Treasures of the Valley

On this day, you will visit the most outstanding sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After meeting your guide and boarding a comfortable private transport, our first stop will be in the town of Chinchero, known for its Inca archaeological site and colonial Church. You'll also have the chance to learn about traditional Inca techniques for dyeing and spinning Alpaca wool from local women weavers.

Next, visit Moray, an intriguing Inca archaeological complex with concentric terraces that served as an agricultural laboratory.

Continue to Maras to see the ancient salt mines, still in operation, offering a striking photo opportunity with their white wells against the clayey landscape.

Enjoy lunch at a typical restaurant or we can arrange your lunch in restaurant MIL by  Best Chef in the World Virgilio Martinez.

Conclude your tour at Ollantaytambo, an essential Inca site known for its military, religious, and agricultural importance. Visit the Temple of the Ten windows, the ñusta's baths, the Temple of the Sun, and other key points of interest. The breathtaking views from Ollantaytambo will be the perfect end to your day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then you return to your hotel.

6
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The Land Of The Yachaqs – Decoding The Andean Textile

Your tour begins in the early morning with pick-up and departure from your Hotel. Upon arrival, you will receive a warm welcome from the local community. The tour kicks off with an intriguing "Decoding the Andean Textile" experience. This involves an explanation of the various organic materials used for natural dyes, including their botanical sources, symbolic significance, and other applications, often with medicinal qualities.

The second activity involves shearing, cleaning, and coiling sheep or alpaca wool, which is a crucial material for textiles. The process of dyeing the wool by boiling will also be demonstrated. Iconography plays a significant role in the textiles created by the villagers of Amaru. Throughout this activity, a local guide will elaborate on the symbolism and meaning behind the various motifs woven into the textiles.

Following this immersive experience, you'll enjoy a delightful lunch featuring fresh, local cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. As the day concludes, you'll bid farewell to the community and return to your hotel.

The next day, your journey to the city in the clouds begins! Before heading to Machu Picchu, you will receive specific instructions regarding luggage and items permitted at the site.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel & Villas is a luxurious retreat nestled in the heart of Peru's Sacred Valley, surrounded by the majestic Andes mountains.

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Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
2h 7min

The Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu train connection offers a seamless and scenic journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Peru's Andean highlands. Traverse the stunning Sacred Valley, passing through picturesque villages and ancient Inca ruins, before arriving at the iconic Machu Picchu. This unforgettable train ride combines convenience and natural beauty, making it a captivating part of any Machu Picchu adventure.

Machu Picchu
2
days
Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

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7
day
Arrival in Machu Picchu

After arriving, you'll check into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely day in Aguas Calientes.

You will have one day to discover Machu Picchu, but if you're up for a deeper adventure, there's another option. 

8
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Exploring City In The Clouds

After breakfast, you, along with your guide, will take a bus to ascend to the cloud city of Machu Picchu. Today, you will explore Machu Picchu for approximately 3 hours with a guide, following a route that allows you to tour both the upper and lower parts of the archaeological site, including the upper and lower religious areas. Of course, it also includes the main constructions of the Inca citadel. Upon completing your tour, you will return to the town of Aguas Calientes. After checking out of the hotel, you will then return to the Sacred Valley.

Upon completing your exploration of Machu Picchu, you will return to the Sacred Valley by train, where you will pick up your luggage.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra

El MaPi Hotel by Inkaterra in Machu Picchu offers a perfect blend of comfort and eco-friendly luxury in the heart of Aguas Calientes.

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Machu Picchu
Cuzco
3h

The Machu Picchu - Cuzco train connection offers an enchanting journey through the Andean landscapes of Peru. Travel from the historic city of Cuzco to the iconic Machu Picchu, crossing lush valleys and meandering rivers. This scenic train ride provides a convenient and picturesque route to one of the world's most renowned archaeological wonders.

Cuzco
3
days
Peru

Cuzco, also known as Cusco, is a captivating city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It's primarily known as the historic capital of the Inca Empire and is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.y

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8
day
Arrival in Cuzco

Welcome to Cusco, a city where history and culture converge to create a truly enchanting experience. Nestled in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, boasts a rich and storied past that is palpable in every cobblestone street and ancient stone wall.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

The rest of the day is free for you to unwind, or you can take an experience that will help you to better understand the Inca World, like travelling to Pisaq Ruins or taking Andean Ceramic Class. 

9
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Cultural Crossroads: Inca and Colonial History in Peru

In the morning, you will meet your guide and begin the exploration of Cusco, the former capital of the Incan Empire, where history, architectural marvels, and cultural treasures converge. Your adventure commences at the mystical "Plaza," revered by the Incas as the centre of the world. Then you will visit the resplendent Temple of the Sun, seamlessly integrated with the Convent of Santo Domingo. This union of indigenous and colonial architecture encapsulates the fascinating fusion of two distinct worlds.

Embark on an exclusive city stroll, beginning at the serene Plaza de San Cristóbal, offering a panoramic view of Cusco's charming landscape. Your next stop is the vibrant San Pedro Market, a sensory delight where you'll immerse in local flavours, vibrant colours, and the rhythmic pulse of daily life. After that, your journey ascends to the awe-inspiring Qorikancha Temple, once adorned with glistening gold-covered walls. You'll be captivated by its splendour and gain a profound appreciation for the Incan reverence for the sun.

From Qorikancha, you will explore the artisanal haven of San Blas, Inca Roca Palace, and the world-famous Twelve Angled Stone. Your journey culminates at Cusco's heart, the Main Square, where you will visit The Cathedral.

This captivating journey through Cusco offers an immersive experience where history, culture, and architecture entwine, transporting you to a bygone era.

Afterwards, you will enjoy lunch at the finest restaurant in Cusco and prepare to continue your journey to the roots of the Inca Empire, leaving behind the bustling crowds.

This immersive experience invites you to explore the remarkable archaeological treasures that adorn the landscape surrounding Cusco - Sacsayhuaman, the mystical forest of Quenco, and the PukaPukara Archaeological Complex. Prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring Incan architecture and the spiritual essence of the Andes.

When your tour ends, you will return to your hotel.

10
day
Day at Leisure

Dedicate this day to relaxation and exploring the ancient city of Cusco. Take a stroll through its inspiring streets, immerse yourself in the spirit of history at every turn, and soak in the atmosphere of colourful streets with shopping opportunities at local artisans' stalls.

Furthermore, you have the opportunity to select from a range of captivating tours we've curated for your enjoyment. You can embark on an expedition to discover the vibrant Rainbow Mountain, explore the stunning Laguna Humantay, or partake in a thrilling hike around the enchanting 7 Lakes. 

The next morning, following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and depart from Cusco.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Casa Andina Premium Cusco is a charming 5-star hotel located in the heart of Cusco, Peru. Known for its colonial architecture, the hotel offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities. It features a beautiful courtyard, perfect for relaxation.

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Cuzco
Titicaca Lake
1h

The Cuzco - Titicaca Lake air connection offers a swift and breathtaking journey between two of Peru's most captivating destinations. Soar above the Andean landscapes, witnessing the rugged beauty of the region from above, as you make your way between the historic city of Cuzco and the enchanting shores of Lake Titicaca. This convenient flight link provides travelers with an efficient and scenic route to explore the wonders of both destinations.

Titicaca Lake
2
days
Peru

Titicaca Lake, Peru

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11
day
Arrival in Titicaca Lake

Welcome to Puno and Lake Titicaca, where culture and nature converge! 

Upon arrival, you check in your hotel and have an unforgettable setting for your exploration and relaxation. 

12
day
Lake Titicaca And Islands Exploring

In the morning you will embark on an unforgettable journey to explore the wonders of Lake Titicaca. Discover the unique Uros Floating Islands, visit the picturesque Taquile Island, explore the ancient archaeological site of Sillustani, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes of this high-altitude jewel in the Andes. Enjoy a delicious lunch on Taquile Island, where you can savour local cuisine while taking in the stunning surroundings.

The tour commences before sunrise. At this time, your guide will collect you from your hotel and accompany you to the Puno port, where you'll board a boat bound for Amantani Island. Upon arrival, a walk to Apu Coanos will lead you to Pachatata's ceremonial centre, a fascinating remnant from the Inca era dedicated to the performance of Andean ancestral rituals.

The journey then proceeds to Taquile Island, where you will savour a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, you'll explore the island's craft market, admiring the exquisite handmade textiles created by skilled male and female weavers. Should you desire, these symbolic designs are available for purchase as souvenirs.

Next on the itinerary is a brief visit to the Floating Islands of Uros, with stops at two distinct islands. The first is a family island, offering insights into the Uros lifestyle, while the second is the main island, where you can access essential services or have your passport stamped as a memento. You will opt for a Totora raft ride.

To conclude this memorable day, you will return to Puno, arriving at the city's port in the evening. Our team will be ready at the port to transfer you back to your hotel, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free return.

The next day, after breakfast and hotel check-out, you will head to your next destination.

Alternatively, you can choose to extend your stay for another day and explore the wonderful places of the Puno region, as suggested in our experiences. 

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Casa Andina Premium Puno

Casa Andina Premium Puno is a captivating lakeside retreat nestled on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. With its stunning panoramic views, luxurious accommodations, and warm Andean hospitality, this hotel is a haven of tranquility in the heart of Puno.

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Titicaca Lake
Lima
1h 30min

The Titicaca Lake - Lima air connection offers a convenient and scenic link between the mystical shores of Lake Titicaca and the bustling capital city of Lima, Peru. Soar above the dramatic Andean landscapes, witnessing breathtaking views as you journey from the serene beauty of Puno to the vibrant energy of Lima. This flight connection provides travelers with a seamless way to explore the diverse wonders of Peru's highlands and coastal regions.

Lima
2
days
Peru

Lima city is a vibrant destination in Peru known for its rich history, diverse culture, and culinary delights.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
13
day
Arrival in Lima

Welcome back to Lima.

Depending on your arrival time, we recommend finishing your Peruvian adventure with a reservation at one of Lima's top restaurants, such as Maido with Head Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura or Astrid y Gaston with Head Chef Gaston Acurio or Central with Head Chef  Virgilio Martínez Véliz.

We will make all the arrangements for you, as you enjoy an evening that serves as the perfect introduction to Peru, the ultimate food mecca of South America.

14
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Departure

You will be transported to the airport for your journey back home. You will be transported to the airport for your journey back home.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Jose Antonio Deluxe

Experience the epitome of luxury and sophistication at Jose Antonio Deluxe, a glamorous oasis in the heart of Lima, Peru. With its chic and contemporary design, world-class amenities, and exceptional service, this hotel promises a truly indulgent stay.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Admire the breathtaking views from the hills of Machu Picchu;
  • Explore the best sights of Lima & Cuzco and learn the history of the Incas at Sacred Valley;
  • Immerse yourself in the Inca culture through exciting master classes: learn how to cook traditional dishes and create masterpieces from ceramics;
  • Enjoy the nature of Peru by exploring grand mountains and glorious lagoons.

What To Know

  • The currency of Peru is the Peruvian sol, so we recommend changing some money before the trip
  • Don’t forget to bring an insect repellant and sunscreen