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9-Day Peruvian Highlights Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 - 28 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Peru  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1975 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2625 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Today you depart the USA and arrive in Lima. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel.

Day 2: Lima

Today you will tour the "City of the Kings". You will see Huaca Pucllana the archaeological center that was active in the 5th and 8th centuries A.D. Next you will proceed to the Historical Centre of Lima and see the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace. Next you will see the San Francisco Monastery, a masterpiece of Colonial architecture. Drive through the residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro where you will enjoy a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 3: Cusco

In the morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will then be taken on a tour to explore the former capital of the Incas. You will visit to the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Convent Monastery. The Santo Domingo monastery was built over the Koricancha Temple, which was an important Inca temple dedicated to the worship of the sun. According to the chronicles, it was covered in gold leaf and filled with representations of nature. The tour continues with a walk through the picturesque old town. Next, you will be driven to Sacsayhuaman which are remarkable Inca ruins. Includes: (B).

Day 4: Sacred Valley. You will be driven to the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" to visit Ollantaytambo, the Inca fortress, and walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town. Then, take a drive through the valley and bargain with vendors at a typical market in Pisac. Lunch at Tunupa Urubamba Restaurant. Novoandean, national and international dishes. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 5: Sacred Valley. You have the option to take a horseback, mountain bike, or white water rapids tour of this beautiful valley.

Day 6: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Today you will be taken to the train station for your trip to Machu Picchu. Along the way you will see the amazing Andes mountains and beautiful lush scenery in the valley. Then you will arrive at one of the 7 wonders of the world. Machu Picchu is an amazing display of the Inca’s creativity and innovations. After several hours you will then return to Cusco and be transferred back to your hotel. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 7: Cusco – Lima - Ica. Early in the morning or early afternoon you will be returned to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival you will drive south along the Panamerican Highway to Ica, the wine capital of Peru. Includes: (B).

Option 1: If there is time and interest today on your way to Ica you can stop by Tacama Vineyard to see their vineyards and sample their wine. This is an option and not paid for so if you want to skip this or you run out of time it is not a big deal.

Option 2: In the afternoon enjoy a fun filled day visiting the Ica desert. Go on an OFF-ROAD tour in Dune-Buggies that we named "Areneros Tubulares". Thanks to their structures we can enter places inaccessible to other vehicles. The drivers are trained to do these tours in very safe way. We will provide you with goggles and masks to protect your eyes and face. Later you can sand board or sand sled down the dunes.

Day 8: Ica - Nasca Lines – Lima. This morning you will take a 45-minute flight by high-wing light aircraft over the desert and the mysterious Nasca Lines (also known as the Nasca markings). Nasca Lines can only be appreciated from the air and though they were made centuries ago, the reason for their existence still remains a mystery. After your time observing Nasca Lines you will return to Lima. Includes: (B).

Day 9: Lima - USA. The morning is free before your transfer to the airport for your flight back to USA with a lifetime of memories! Includes: (B).

Note: Exact tour itinerary and schedule are subject to change.

Tour Extention:

Day 1: Puerto Maldonado. Depart for your flight to Puerto Maldonado; the biodiversity capital of Perú. Travel down the Madre de Dios River. See a variety of wildlife. You will be taken to the Ecoamazonia Lodge. In the afternoon, tour Monkey Island. End the day by enjoying the sunset. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 2: Puerto Maldonado. Begin your guided adventure through the rainforest on foot to the Lost Cocha. Highlights include the Amazon Watch Tower, a canoe trip down the river to visit a local family living in the rainforest. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- 4 star hotels: $1,975 – 2,175 p/p w/ dbl occ*
- 5 star hotels: $2,525 – 2,625 p/p w/ dbl occ*
* Take $100 off of the per person price for groups of 4 or more. The tour price is based on dbl occ accommodation.

Price Includes:
- Open-group transportation
- Transfers, hotels, guides, drivers
- All tours listed, entrance fees
- Mals as listed (B, L, D).

Price Excludes:
- International Air, Domestic Air, Passport fees, visas
- Drinks with meals, a la carte choice of menu
- Porterage, excess baggage, tourist cards, valet and room service, telephone calls, additional excursions
- Tips for guides, drivers and porters
- Peruvian government departure tax (approx $28)
- Credit card usage fees & any items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary are not included.

Note:
- Trip price range is based on the internal airfare price and specific hotels.
- Additional Supplement includes RT flight: $750 for 4 star Or $925 for 5 star.

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