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Highlights
  • Pisco Sours & ceviche
  • Plaza de Armas in Cuzco
  • The richness of the pre-Columbian cultures
  • The mystery & history of Machu Picchu
  • Stunning Andean scenery at every turn
  • Ollantaytambo’s lasting Incan impressions

Lima is home to excellent museums that showcase the achievements of Peru’s oldest cultures, but the country’s main draw is the chance to uncover the very sites where the ancient Inca once thrived. Ascend into the Andes and explore the plazas of colonial Cuzco, the Incan sites in the Sacred Valley and the legendary Lost City of the Incas at Machu Picchu.

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Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu

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Thank you, Go Ahead Tours, for the trip of a lifetime. January 2017

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I was blessed to experience Grand Tour of Italy just a few weeks ago. It was the most amazing time of my life. I am already planning my next trip. The tour guide, the bus driver, the group, the hotels, the tours, the provided meals, the total experience was better than I could ever have expected. I never felt unsafe in my travels. I would recommend Go Ahead to anyone. Thank you, again!
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A trip of a lifetime! January 2017

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Went on the America the Beautiful tour in September which started and ended in Denver. It was such an amazing trip in terms of sights and people. We went to national parks such as Yellowstone where saw bison and elk, Arches with beautiful rock formations, and Mount Rushmore. We travel 6 states and over 2600 miles in 12 days. Our tour director, Stevyn Polk, was so informative ,knowledgeable and with a good sense of humor that I and my fellow travelers all are hoping to travel with him again. My fellow travelers bonded during our experience and when I left, felt that I left family. All of which I would love to see and share experiences with again.
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Had a fabulous trip thru Italy in October. January 2017

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The Go Ahead team took such good care of us throughout the trip. Always on time, total comfortable, great recommendations on our free days. The included and optional side excursions they planned were fabulous. It was a true vacation to be able to sit back and just enjoy. Food and wine - excellent. Can't wait for my upcoming trip to experience Ireland with them.
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I was at ease. January 2017

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My first tour alone to Europe. I had many apprehensions as a solo traveler. Once I arrived in Barcelona my tour guide was waiting. It was a piece of cake from there. Gracia Gonzalez de Rio made the tour a most memorable experience. A Food and Wine: A Taste of Spain, is a must for wine spectators. Art, culture, history, food and wine...what a delightful and educational experience. I cannot wait to plan my next tour! Thank you GoAhead Tours and Senora Gracia Gonzalez de Rio.
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I would recommend Go Ahead Tours to anyone looking for a good tour company. October 2015

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My tour with Go Ahead Tours to London & Paris was incredible. I learned NOT to believe what I read on the internet. The two hotels were very good, 4 Star hotels. People complained about the hole-in-the-wall hotels, where they could not even turn around, without hitting something, was absolutely NOT TRUE! I believe Go Ahead may have heeded the complaints and upgraded their hotels. I stayed at a Marriott, in London and a Mercure Hotel, in Paris. Both were very good chain hotels, with clean, spacious rooms, located near a metro or subway stop. Service was excellent and the free breakfast was very good. The neighborhoods were safe and near restaurants.
Our Tour Director, Alfredo, was excellent. The bus was spacious, comfortable and fairly
new. The AC worked fine. Our city tour guides were excellent, witty & knowledgeable. Our tour director took us on special walking tours, on his own time and it saved us the problem of seeing some attractions, on our own. He showed us how to use the Metro or subways, during this side tour.
The included city tours were excellent. We left at 9:00 and they showed us all the important sights in the city. The tour ended around noon and we were given the choice of staying , near the places of interest or going back to the hotel.The optional excursions were excellent and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. They were friendly, kind and willing to make the tour enjoyable. Our Optional tour to Stonehenge was too short. The tour to Versailles was very nice and our tour guide Terri was excellent.
I tipped the guides according to how wonderful they did their jobs..
I was nervous about the trip and it turned out to be a wonderful vacation. Anne M. was my contact at Go Ahead and she was a tremendous help to me & my family. She would always return my calls or emails.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Flight & arrival in Peru

Board your flight to Lima and arrive later this evening.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Lima

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

View the pre-Colombian art on display at the Larco Museum, then follow a local guide on a tour of both the modern and colonial quarters of Lima.

See the city’s cathedral, Plaza de Armas and the Church of San Francisco, which houses a museum of religious art and 16th-century catacombs

Enter the Huaca Huallamarca archaeological site

Later, get to know your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Day 3: Free day in Lima

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Lima or add excursions.

Optional Excursion - Nazca Lines $459pp* Details

Optional Excursion - Traditional Peruvian Dinner $75pp* Details

Day 4: Flight to Cuzco

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to the airport this morning to fly to Cuzco, where you’ll have free time to acclimate to the elevation or explore on your own.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Cuzco

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Follow a local guide on a sightseeing tour of the magnificent capital of ancient Peru.

Admire the old Spanish cathedral, La Merced Church and the Plaza de Armas

Stroll through ruins at Kenko and Puça Pucara, the “red fortress”

Explore the fortress of Sacsayhuaman and Koricancha Temple, which was once covered completely in gold

Day 6: Full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

A local guide leads you on a full-day sightseeing tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, nestled between Cuzco, Machu Picchu and the surrounding Andes Mountains.

See the famous ruins of Ollantaytambo, once the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti

Stop in Urubamba to enjoy lunch with the group

Visit several local market towns, including Pisac

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Machu Picchu

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Take a train to Aguas Calientes, passing through the verdant valleys that lead to the Lost City of the Incas.

Explore the perfect stonework of the Temple of the Sun

View the fountains of the Royal Sector

Take in the sights from the Temple of the Three Windows

Discover the cave of the Temple of the Condor and the calendar of Intihuatana

Day 8: Return to Cuzco

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Spend a free morning near Machu Picchu or add an excursion to return to the ruins.

Rejoin the group for lunch in Aguas Calientes before taking a train back to Cuzco.

Optional Excursion - Machu Picchu: Return Visit $99pp* Details

Day 9: Free day in Cuzco

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Cuzco or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Incan Traditions: Moray Maras & Chinchero Village $109pp* Details

Optional Excursion - Traditional Peruvian Cooking Class & Dinner $115pp* Details

Day 10: Departure

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Fly to Lima this morning to relax in a dayroom before boarding your flight home tonight or early tomorrow morning. If you are continuing on the tour extension to the Amazon, you’ll spend tonight in Lima.

Day 11: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,949

Price Per Day:

$ 177 per person
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 450
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 4 three-course dinners with beer or wine
  • Multilingual Tour Director
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees
Trip Excludes
  • International flights
  • Any kind of Insurances
  • Passport and Visa expenses
  • Personal expenses
Optional Activities

Extension to The Amazon $899 pp

Please note: Extension is not available on all departure dates.

One of South America's most important natural wonders, the Amazon is the biggest forest in the world and home to the single greatest concentration of life on the planet. Hike through a part of this stunning landscape, take a boat ride to an indigenous Yagua village and visit a former Franciscan mission town.

Meals Included:

9 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Maximum Number of People in Group: 35
Maximum tour group size: 35 travelers
Accomodations

Jose Antonio Lima

The Jose Antonio Lima Hotel is located in Miraflores, a residential district and an excellent location for business or tourism. Nearby you will find shopping, dining and recreation areas. Located 30 minutes from the international airport and 20 minutes from the historic center of Lima.

La Hacienda Hotel Lima

Strategically located in the center of the famous Miraflores, La Hacienda Hotel Lima is very close to the city's many excellent restaurants, nightclubs and shopping centers. The hotel's El Algarrobo restaurant offers a warm atmosphere and a full menu of local and international food. The hotel casino and bar is the biggest and most prestigious in Miraflores. Enjoy a delicious Pisco Sour or your favorite drink by the fireplace in the lobby.

Hotel Jose Antonio Cuzco

Located in the heart of the archaeological center of America's oldest city. A few minutes from the Plaza de Armas, this recently built hotel has modern architecture with fine colonial details.

El Mapi Hotel

Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), from where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective. The hotel is efficient, playful and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit. An amiable and healthy environment after your enlightening visit to Peru’s most distinguished destination, the Machu Picchu Archaeological site.

Hotel Casa del Sol

Casa del Sol Boutique Hotel invites visitors to experience the wealth—both cultural and natural—that has shaped this warm and welcoming community; and at the same time to take refuge into the intimacy of our rooms which combine brilliantly the sophistication, the art, and the history of our location.

Start City
Lima
End City
Lima
Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your reservation, the cancellation fee schedule below will apply. If you are booked in a double/twin room and your roommate cancels his or her tour more than 45 days prior to departure, you will be responsible for paying the single supplement fee. Upon notifying GAT of your cancellation, you will be given a confirmation number that verifies your cancellation. If you purchased travel protection and are cancelling for a reason covered under the policy guidelines, cancellation fees will be reimbursed to you directly from the insurance company. In the event that you have to cancel your tour on the day of departure, you must notify GAT prior to the departure of your first flight. Any penalties for supplemental services/guarantees (including, but not limited to, flights, hotels or late additions) resulting from cancellations made at your request will be your responsibility, and all service fees are non-refundable. Substitution of travelers is not permitted. If you choose not to travel, but fail to cancel your tour prior to the departure date or if you return home before the scheduled completion of your tour, you will not be eligible for any refund or reimbursement from GAT for any unused portion of your trip or costs incurred by leaving your trip early.

For travelers with the travel protection policy (goaheadtours.com/travelprotection), Go Ahead Tours will reimburse the participant in the form of a credit voucher in the event the participant wants to interrupt their tour due to reasons not covered by their travel protection policy. The voucher is valid for one year from the day of the interruption of the tour and represents the value of the missed time on tour including any unused air, land or sea arrangements already paid for by the participant up to a maximum of $1,000 as determined by Go Ahead Tours. The voucher is personal and non-transferable and may be applied towards a future Go Ahead tour and is not exchangeable for cash. The participant is responsible for any additional costs incurred by interrupting the tour including but not limited to the return flight and other transportation costs due to the interruption. Reservation fees, rebooking fees, change fees, late and returned check fees, revision fees, supplemental fees for international deliveries and special arrangement fees are considered Used Fees once incurred and will not be refundable.

  • If Days Prior to Departure is 71 days or more, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $ 450
  • If Days Prior to Departure is 70–46 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is 30%
  • If Days Prior to Departure is 45–8 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is 50%
  • If Days Prior to Departure is 7–0 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is 100%

*Percentages listed above are of the total tour cost, including reservation fee. Listed cancellation fee is applicable per traveler.

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