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Classics of Peru tour

Classics of Peru

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Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 3,233 $ 404 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore the Sacred Valley’s sights, culture and culinary opportunities
  • Visit downtown Lima, or the “City of Kings”
  • Explore the natural saltwater pools, or “trabajos de sal,” of maras
  • Visit the terraces of Moray
  • Enjoy stunning views of Machu Picchu

Short Description

Discover Lima, Cusco, Macchu Picchu, Pisac, Aguas Calientes and more:

Take the deluxe journey through the Peruvian Andes as you discover the cultural wonders of Lima, Cusco, Macchu Picchu, Pisac, Aguas Calientes and more.

Visit the ruins of Pisac, where you can mingle with locals at its marketplace bursting with authentic Peruvian crafts, and the towns of Maras and Moray where you can admire agricultural terraces. Discover the 15th-century town of Ollantaytambo and explore the Temple complex. Then, bask in the mystic wonder of Machu Picchu and the nearby Huayna Picchu. Wander streets where the legacy of Incan temples can be found side by side with the ornate beauties of Spanish colonial architecture. Join us on this ultimate Peruvian adventure and touch the heritage of the ancient Incas.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Lima
End City Cusco

Travel Theme

Hiking & Walking

Destinations

Peru

Activities

Culture Hiking Nature

Age Requirement

8

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Trip Includes

  • All Accommodations as outlined on the itinerary
  • All meals as outlined on the itinerary
  • Service of a bilingual guide (Spanish/English
  • All transportation while on tour
  • Full service of our Adventure Consultants

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Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

Accommodation: Lima Hotel

Begin your Peruvian adventure by flying into Lima. A Peru Unbound representative greets you upon arrival and escorts you to your accommodations for the evening. Discover Lima’s renowned dining options and historic sites before bed.

Day 2: Cullinary tour Lima, Barrano Neighborhood

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Lima Hotel

This morning takes you one of Lima’s local markets where local produce is bought and sold. After seeing Peru’s market forces in action, learn how to make regional favorites such as ceviche and pisco sour (Peru’s nation beverage) in a cooking lesson. Then, finish your culinary-filled morning with an authentic Peruvian lunch at “el Bolivariano.”

After lunch, visit downtown Lima, or the “City of Kings”—where much of South American history was made. Stroll around the Main Square, where you can find the Metropolitan City Hall, Archbishop’s Palace, Presidential Palace and stunning buildings such as the Spanish colonial cathedral. Our walk then takes us to San Francisco Monastery, possibly colonial Lima’s most stunning church housing catacombs and an exceptional museum displaying religious art from the 17th century. The tour extends all the way to San Isidro, where you can look upon Huaca Huallamarca, a pre-Incan pyramid made of adobe, and ultimately concludes in Miraflores, where you may gaze upon the Pacific Ocean.

Return to Lima for another night of delicious food and adventure before bed.

Day 3: Lima, Cusco & The Sacred Valley

Meals Included: Breakfast and  Lunch

Accommodation: Sacred Valley Hotel

After breakfast, fly from Lima to Cusco. Upon arrival, travel to the verdant stretches of the Sacred Valley. On our way, we stop at the Andean village of Pisac, known for its colorful traditional marketplace where many regional Peruvians gather to buy and sell goods. Then our journey continues on to the massive Ollantaytambo Fortress, where you can get insight into some of the region’s fascinating history.

Explore the Sacred Valley’s sights, culture and culinary opportunities before bed.

Day 4: Chinchero, Maras, Moray

Meals Included: Breakfast and Picnic Lunch

Accommodation: Sacred Valley Hotel

After breakfast, we journey to the nearby town of Chincero. Here, discover the ruins of an ancient Incan palace, well-preserved cultivation terraces and a Spanish colonial church set upon stone foundations.

Today’s adventures then take you to the town of Maras, where you can explore the natural saltwater pools, or “trabajos de sal,” where locals gather salt from the evaporated saltwater reserves. From there, visit the terraces of Moray, where the Incas once crafted microclimates in the hopes of helping plants adapt to the region’s high altitude.

Return to the Sacred Valley where you can enjoy a leisurely evening of exploration.

Day 5: Ollantaytambo, Agua Calientes

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Aguas Calientes Hotel

Wake to a fresh breakfast before setting out to visit the archeological site and village of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo remains a fascinating exemplar of the Inca’s skill at urban planning, which you can appreciate as you wander the temples, military defenses, terraces, quarries and storehouses that can be found here alongside ancient Incan art.

This afternoon, take a scenic train ride up to Machu Picchu Puebo—a track many consider one of the world’s most beautiful. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, check-in to your accommodations and enjoy a free night.

Day 6: Machu Picchu & Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Cusco Hotel

This morning takes you further into Peru’s ancient mysteries with a tour of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Explore the city’s enigmatic archeological sites and get a personal insight into the rich Incan culture. If you’re up to it, you may also hike up to the towering reaches of Huayna Picchu, which offers its own archeological sites as well as stunning views of Machu Picchu spilled on the hillsides below.

After lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge, your afternoon takes you back to Ollantaytambo and from there back to Cusco.

Day 7: Cusco City Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cusco Hotel

Conclude your Peruvian adventure with a final tour through a tour through Cusco’s UNESCO recognized  Historical Centre. Walk through the Main Square, known to the Incas as Huacaypata, or the Warrior’s Square. Look upon the beauties of the El Triunfo Cathedral, built upon the remains of the Incan temple of Suntur Wasi, or House of God. Look upon the Spanish Convent of Santo Domingo and see if you can spot any golden remains of the Incan temple of Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, said to have been walled in gold. Our tour concludes with a visit to the ruins of the city of Cusco and the Incan fortress of Sacsayhuamán, situated upon three layered platforms.

Return to your hotel and discover Cusco’s other sites on your own this evening.

Day 8: Cusco, Lima, Home

Enjoy a final Peruvian breakfast before traveling to the Cusco airport to meet your return flight home.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Cancellation Policy:

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, you should notify Adventure Unbound in writing, by e-mail or fax immediately.  If written cancellation is received (call to verify) before the final balance is due, you will be given a refund less the amount of the deposit.  Deposits are not refundable.  If cancellations are made on or after the final due date, no money will be refunded.  If you are unable to go on the trip, you are welcome to find a replacement for yourself.  Please understand that once you’ve signed up, we lose the right to sell your reserved space to other individuals or groups.  Therefore, we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies.  For this reason we strongly recommend you consider purchasing the Travel Protection Plan we offer.

For non USA-based trips, Adventure Unbound must make substantial payments to its suppliers (hotels, transportation companies, etc.) far in advance of the trip departure date.  If Adventure Unbound cancels any tour, trip or expedition due to acts of insurrection, force majeure, strikes, popular demonstrations, acts of God, earthquake, flooding, or any cause beyond its control, Adventure Unbound will refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible.

If we are not able to provide a substitute trip, river, or altered itinerary and have to cancel the departure completely, you will be refunded in full. Refunds are limited to the amount actually paid to Adventure Unbound.

CANCELLATIONS FOR EXTENSIONS

There is a $100 per person non-refundable cancellation fee for all extensions.  Cancellations must be received no later than 60 days prior to departure to avoid additional penalties.  Cancellations made 59-30 days prior to departure incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total fare.  Cancellations made 29-0 days prior to departure forfeit all fees paid.  For groups of 10 or more, cancellations must be received no later than 120 days prior to departure.  Cancellations made between 119-60 days incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the total fare.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 8

Additional Information:

When is the best time to visit Peru?

Weather in Peru varies by region, for the coast (Lima, Ica, Nazca, Mancora, Trujillo) the best time to visit are the months of November to March when it is summer on the coast. In February in particular you have events like Carnaval, a very fun time of year on the coast. You can visit coastal cities during the winter (June to August) but Lima will be fairly overcast and cold as well as some other coastal cities.

For Andean cities such as Cusco, Ayacucho, Huaraz, Puno and Cajamarca the best time to visit is during their dry season which runs from May to September. During this time you can expect warm days and chilly nights and very little rain.

The Amazon Jungles of Peru have two season and they both can be equally rewarding. If seeing lots of birds and mammals (and enjoying a slightly cooler temperature) is your thing, then the December to May might be your best choice. (Remember: Despite being the "rainy" season, the Amazon only gets about 10% more rain than falls in the low water season). If jungle hikes, exotic migratory on their way through Amazonia, still having the chance to see monkeys and other mammals, and going on great fishing expeditions top your list, you might be happier choosing the warmer, low water season (June - November).

What's the weather like in Peru?

The weather in Peru varied; it has 28 of the world's 32 different climates. Generally speaking, May through October is the dry season; November through April is the rainy season, and the wettest months are January through April in the highlands. In mountain areas, roads and trek paths may become impassable. Peru's climate, though, is markedly different among its three vastly different regions. The coast is predominantly arid and mild, the Andean region (highlands) is temperate to cold, and the eastern lowlands are tropically warm and humid.

On the desert coast, summer (Dec-Apr) is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching 77°-95°F or more along the north coast. In winter (May-Oct), temperatures are much milder, though with high humidity. Much of the coast, including Lima, is shrouded in a gray mist called garua. Only the extreme northern beaches are warm enough for swimming.

In the highlands from May to October, rain is scarce. Daytime temperatures reach a warm (68°-77°F, and nights are often quite cold (near freezing), especially in June and July. Rainfall is very abundant from December to March, when temperatures are slightly milder 64°-68°F. The wettest months are January and February. Most mornings are dry, but clouds move in during the afternoon and produce heavy downpours.

Though the Amazon jungle is consistently humid and tropical, with significant rainfall year-round, it, too, experiences two clearly different seasons. During the dry season (May-Oct), temperatures reach 86°-100°F during the day. From November to April, there are frequent rain showers (which last only a few hours at a time), causing the rivers to swell, and temperatures are humid.

Should I purchase travel insurance before my trip?

Travel insurance is recommended to protect your trip as well as your belongings and scheduling should any unforeseen events arise. Guests must provide their own travel insurance. If you decide not to purchase travel insurance then you are directly responsible for your own belongings and wellbeing. Our guides will always be around to help you should any situation arise, however when it comes to paying for any medical expenses or additional flights due to airline cancellations, you will be responsible for these.

What is the currency in Peru?

The currency in Peru is called the Nuevo Sol or just Sol. The current dollar to sol exchange rate is $1 = S/ 3.00

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  • Airfare to and from Peru
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
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  • Gratuities
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Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts and 5 Lunches

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