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Traditional Peru tour

Traditional Peru

Adventure Unbound
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Travel Style: N/A
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 1,991 $ 249 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit to Lima and Cusco
  • See Sacred Valley, where the colorful Pisac Indian Market and massive Ollantaytambo fortress await
  • Set off toward Chinchero. Here, we visit the remains of an Incan palace
  • Explore the extensive sights of the Ollantaytambo village
  • Journey toward the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Short Description

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lima. Explore quintessential Peru on a tour deep into the heart of the Incan empire. Our journey takes you to the ancient cities of Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lima where age-worn structures harmoniously meld with modernity’s unstoppable bustle. Discover the enigmatic ruins secreted away in the Sacred Valley—lost cities molded from rock, irrigation terraces carved into hillsides and sun-bleached temples still holding mysteries. Ride a train along scenic tracks and watch the sun glowing on Machu Picchu’s verdant slopes. Join Peru Unbound and discover for yourself why Peru remains one of the world’s greatest travel destinations.

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 Lima

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: Peru

 Welcome to Peru! Fly into Lima and meet with your Peru Unbound guide before traveling to your accommodations for the evening.

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Day 2: Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

After breakfast, fly from Lima to Cusco. After landing, travel to the Sacred Valley, where the colorful Pisac Indian Market and the massive Ollantaytambo fortress await. Locals from all over this Peruvian region gather at the picturesque town of Pisac to sell their wares at the traditional market. Pick up a memento and see local culture in action before stopping for a fresh lunch.

This afternoon takes us to the fascinating city of Ollantatambo, known for its extensive Incan urban planning as well as their incorporation of large boulders and stone structures. There are many sights to be had here, including temples, terraces, storehouses, quarries and military defenses—and all retain the ancient Inca artistry that makes this region so amazing.

Note: For this day, we recommended flights that arrive to Cusco before 11:00am.

Day 3: Chinchero - Maras - Moray

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

After a hearty Peruvian breakfast, set off toward Chinchero. Here, we visit the remains of an Incan palace, a colonial church set up on enduring stone foundations and ingenious cultivation terraces.

Our travels then take us to Maras, a town known for its "trabajos de sal,” or series of saltwater pools. Locals fill the waiting pools with saltwater taken from Maras’ natural springs; after several days, the evaporated water leaves a heap of salt waiting to be collected. We then journey to the nearby agricultural terraces of Moray, where scholars believe the Incas attempted to craft their own microclimate in the hopes of helping plants adapt to the high altitude.

Day 4: Ollantaytambo - Agua Calientes

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation : Selected Hotel

Enjoy a leisurely morning where you may explore the extensive sights of the Ollantaytambo village or visit the ancient Ollantaytambo fortress on your own. This afternoon, board a train at Ollantaytambo. This scenic train ride is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, so enjoy the views as you speed your way through stunning Peruvian countryside up to Machu Picchu Pueblo. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, settle into your hotel and discover what sights and authentic Peruvian cuisine await you this evening.

Day 5: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

After an early breakfast, head out to journey toward the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. You have a full day of exploring ahead of you as you walk through ancient monuments and see into Inca’s still palpable past.

You also have the chance to hike up Huayna Picchu today at an additional extra cost. The trek affords sweeping views and new perspectives on iconic landmarks. After the morning’s adventures, rest with some lunch before returning to catch the train to Ollantaytambo. Once we’ve pulled into town, you’re taken to Cusco—our final destination for the day. More historic sights and tasty Andean dishes await you this evening.

Day 6: Cusco City Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

You have another day of discovery ahead of you as you venture into Cusco. Ancient Incan monuments and Spanish Colonial landmarks are on the agenda today. A highlight of the day is the Warrior’s square, or Huacaypata to the Incans. This “Main Square” has witnessed historic events and retains its ancient allure. You also tour the Spanish El Triunfo Cathedral, constructed   on top of the Incan temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God). The cathedral houses impressive altar engravings and an attractive pulpit.

We continue viewing religious monuments with a tour of the Santa Domingo convent here—yet another Spanish landmark laid over the foundations of an Inca Temple. Below the convent lies the remains of the Inca temple of  Koricancha, or Temple of the Sun, whose walls were said to be coated in gold. We finish our afternoon with a stop at the neighboring ruins of Sacsayhuamán, an extensive Incan fortress, and the ancient city of Cusco.

Day 7: Cusco - Lima

Meals Included : Breakast

Accommodation: Selected Hotel

Wake early and travel to Cusco’s airport, where you catch your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival, settle into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely afternoon exploring more of Lima’s cultural highlights.

Day 8: Lima - City Tour - Airport

Complete your adventure with one final half-day tour available in either the morning or afternoon. Meet your guides and travel to the Historic Centre of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Center. As you tour the “City of Kings,” stroll through San Martin Square, or “Plaza de Armas” where the Archbishop’s Palace, Cathedral, Town Hall and Government Palace are located. Our tour then takes us to San Francisco Church, a masterpiece of Colonial architecture preserving the best examples of Colonial religious art in America. We finish today’s excursion up with a visit to the renowned Larco Herrera Museum. Browse the comprehensive display of over 45,000 pre-Columbian archaeological objects chronicling over 3,000 years of Peru’s history.

After our tour of the Historic Centre of Lima, return to your hotel before heading to the Lima airport to meet your return flight.

 

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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).

Do I need a visa to visit Peru?

U.S citizens do not need a visa to visit Peru as long as it's a tourist visit of less than 90 days. You will be given your visa upon arrival in Lima. It's important that you hold on to this visa as many hotels will ask to see this document in order to exempt you from the IGV or Peruvian Sales Tax. As Visa and Entry Requirements can change without prior notice, we recommend you check the current regulations before your trip to Peru with the nearest Peruvian Consulate or Embassy.

Do I need any medications or vaccinations to visit Peru?

There are no required vaccinations to visit Peru unless you plan to visit remote areas of the Peruvian Amazon, in which case you will need a yellow fever shot and you may want to take malaria medication as well. The Puerto Maldonado and Iquitos areas have not seen cases of either Malaria or Yellow fever in recent times. Check with your Travel doctor regarding visiting Peru, we strongly recommend you bring medications for bacterial infections (Ciprofloxacin) that can affect your stomach as well as antidiarrheal medication (Immodium). Dramamine is also great for Altitude and motion sickness. For more Health Information for Travelers in Peru visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

What should I pack for my trip?

Packing for your trip depends on the season and locations you will be visiting. Peru has almost all of the world’s climates nestled between the coast, the Andes and the Jungle. For that reason it is important that you to pack layered clothing, that is bring a piece of clothing for both hot and warm conditions, clothing you can take on and off easily as the climates change. Refer to the provided packing list for details of what to bring on your specific trip.

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  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
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