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Floating Huts on Lake Titicaca, South America

Enchanting Peru

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
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
11 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Board on rail to see Machu Picchu
  • Visit the world renowned and colorful Indian market in Pisac 
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour around Cuzco
  • Visit lake Titicaca
  • Embark on an unforgettable boat journey to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating life on and around the lake. 
  • Visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians
  • Enjoy a guided afternoon tour of both colonial and modern Lima
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Short Description

Immerse yourself in the enchanted land of Peru during your visit to Yucay, Cuzco, Puno, and Lima! Visit world-famous Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Indian Market in Pisac, the Plaza de Armas, and tour modern and colonial Lima amid your eleven day adventure to this exquisite country. smarTours combines all of this and more with upscale accommodations to create a trip of a lifetime

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Lima, Peru
End City Lima, Peru

Trip Includes

  • Round trip airfare from Miami via LAN Airlines (NY departures add $100)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Peru flights, ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • 11 meals: 8 full buffet breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English speaking guides

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your exciting expedition to Peru begins late this evening with an overnight flight.

Day 2: Arrive Peru.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Yucay Hotel

Early morning arrival in Peru’s capital, Lima. Here, connect for a short flight to Cuzco, the fabled capital of the Inca Empire, perched at about 11,000 feet above sea level. On arrival, journey to the nearby Sacred Valley of the Incas. The valley has amazing landscapes of fertile land, mystical ruins and indigenous villages. On your way to the Sacred Valley, experience a Shaman ceremony, one of the ancient rituals of Peru, and then visit Awanakancha, a weaving center that keeps ancient weaving techniques and traditions alive. Arrive at your hotel located in the quaint village of Yucay and surrounded by lush gardens. This evening your tour director hosts a welcome dinner and orientation. Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel or similar.

Day 3: Pisac and Sacred Valley Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Yucay Hotel

On today’s excursion visit the world renowned and colorful Indian market in Pisac where many beautiful crafts are traded. Later, travel through the lush valley to Ollantaytambo and explore the splendid ruins of this massive ancient fortress. The village below is a fine example of the Incas incredible urban planning skills. Return to your hotel in Yucay later this afternoon. In the evening, meet an experienced weaver at your hotel who will show you different weaving techniques and give you a chance to try weaving yourself.

Day 4: Machu Picchu Rail Excursion/Cuzco.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Novotel Cusco

Embark today on an expedition to Machu Picchu. You’ll ride aboard the Vistadome train through the lush Urubamba Valley passing along stunning scenery. Arrive at “The Lost City Of the Incas” rediscovered in 1911. The beauty of its location and the genius construction make Machu Picchu the jewel of all Inca settlements. To this day nobody can explain how the Incas managed to transport the huge blocks of limestone for the city’s construction onto the mountaintop. An expert guide leads you through the ruins and shares with you the amazing story of Machu Picchu. You’ll have some free time to further discover the mystical ruins and absorb the beauty of this enchanting site. Later, re-board the train and journey to magical Cuzco. Novotel Hotel

Day 5:

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Novotel Cusco

Cuzco is a vibrant town, dotted with archaeological sites. On a guided walking tour, visit the main Inca and Colonialmonuments. See the Plaza de Armas, the center of the Inca Empire and the impressive 16th century cathedral, built on the ruins of the Inca Palace. In the old town view magnificently restored colonial buildings. Your hotel is superbly located in the heart of the old town near the lively Plaza de Armas. This evening you may savor an optional dinner complete with a colorful folklore show.

Day 6:

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Novotel Cusco

A day at leisure to explore vibrant Cuzco at your own pace. Walk the narrow streets of the old colonial town, browse the galleries and shops selling local crafts and relax in one of the many outdoor cafes. You may also venture to the outskirts of Cuzco to visit the amazing ruins of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca architectural masterpiece with fabulous views of the city below.

Day 7: Cuzco/Puno/Lake Titicaca.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Puno Hotel

Embark on a thrilling journey to Puno. As you traverse the rugged snow-capped Andes you’ll enjoy the breathtaking scenery and see quaint local villages as well as herds of llama and alpaca. Visit the charming village of Andahuaylillas, with its renowned 17th-century church. Arrive at your hotel overlooking majestic Lake Titicaca. Sonesta Posada Del Inca Puno Hotel

Day 8: Lake Titicaca Boat Excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Puno Hotel

Situated on the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is South America’s largest and highest navigable lake. Today, embark on an unforgettable boat journey to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating life on and around the tranquil lake. First, visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians that still practice the old traditions of fishing, trapping birds and living on the lake plants. The totora reeds,which grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake, are used for their boats, houses and to build the very islands on which they live. This way of life began over 500 years ago when the Uros built the islands in an effort to isolate themselves from the Kollas and the Incas. Later, proceed by boat to Taquile Island, where the indigenous inhabitants are dedicated to agriculture and crafting of high quality textiles. You’ll witness their customs, traditions and unique costumes before returning to your lakeside hotel.

Day 9: Puno/Sillustani/Lima.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Casa Andina Select Miraflores

This morning visit the mysterious Chullpas at Sillustani. These unique and well preserved burial towers were built by the Kollas, a tribe that dominated the Titicaca Region before the arrival of the Incas. Each tower contained the remains of a Kolla nobility accompanied by their treasures. This afternoon board a short flight to Lima, Peru’s diverse capital. You’ll be escorted to your upscale hotel.

Day 10:

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Enjoy a guided morning tour of both colonial and modern Lima, founded in 1535 and later dominated by the Inca nation. See the historical center and the San Francisco Church as well as Plaza de Armas and the Government Palace. Later, see the fashionable districts of San Isidro and Miraflores with their beautiful parks and elegant residences. Afternoon at leisure for independent exploration. You may visit some of Lima’s excellent museums. This evening join your fellow travelers at a festive farewell dinner at a famous local restaurant. After dinner transfer to the airport for your late night flight.

Day 11: Lima/USA.

Bid farewell to enchanting Peru! Your memorable journey ends as you arrive Miami today.

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Amazing trip!

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Enchanting Peru trip was an amazing experience . Led by Enrique Virto who was very knowledgeable , funny and passionate about leading the tour thru his country. Highlights were the floating islands (lake Titicaca), Manchu Piccu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley. I would highly recommend this tour if led by Enrique . Was the experience of a lifetime !!!
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This was an amazing trip

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This was an amazing trip, made even better by our guide Enrique Virto! His local knowledge added so much to a journey that was already of bucket-list quality. Thank you SmarTours!
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Memorable Peru Tour

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My partner and I just got back from Peru. Wow --- what an excellent tour and memorable experience. Everything was perfectly organized and executed well. All of the lodgings were fantastic, and our tour guide, Enrique Virto (from Cusco), was exceptional (full of energy and passion about his country). My one suggestion: an extra day in Lima. It's a beautiful city with so much to see and do. We were only there for one full day; one more would have been perfect. I highly recommend this tour.
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Peru was Amazing

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We just completed the Enchanting Peru trip. It was fantastic. Our guide Enrique Virto was the best. He made sure that everyone in our group was included in every activity. He was very knowledgable about Peru and it was his home and it made us all feel welcomed to his country. We have been on other tours but Enrique was the best guide ever. We recommend this SmarTour to Peru and ask for Enrique as your guide. It was unfortunate that we did not have him in Lima as our guide. The guide in Lima was fair, but Enrique was the best.All the hotels were top of the line, only complaint is the beds where just a bit bigger than a twin. Luckily there where two bed in our room each night. We have recommended this tour already to a few of our friends. Smartours made this a very easy trip with no worries.
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Our 3rd SmarTour

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We took the June 1st tour and just returned. What a fantastic experience. Our guide, Eunan Smyth, was the best. He has encyclopedic knowledge of the country and a real enthusiasm for sharing it. The hotels were comfortable and in great locations. The pace was just right and each day was a new adventure. We've already booked our next SmarTour!
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Great experience

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The guides were all excellent and very friendly, funny. I just wish we could have spent longer at Peru.

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Flights & Transport

Airfare included

Group Size:

Standard Group

Accomodations

  • Night 1: International Flight: LAN Airlines
  • Nights 2-3: Yucay: Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Yucay Hotel
  • Nights 4-6: Cusco: Hotel Novotel Cusco
  • Nights 7-8: Lake Titicaca: Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Puno Hotel
  • Night 9: Lima: Casa Andina Select Miraflores
  • Night 10: International Flight: LAN Airlines

Cancellation Policy:

Full payment due 75 days before departure. Failure to make final payment on time may result in automatic cancellation of reservation and loss of deposit.

Changes to the original reservation will result in a $150 change fee per person per change. No changes allowed within 75 days of departure.

Cancellation charges per person are:

Up to 75 days before departure: $300

74-45 days before departure: $600

44-30 days before departure: $1000

29-10 days before departure: $1500

9 days or less before departure: No refund.

All cancellations must be received in writing.

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Trip Excludes

  • Baggage and personal insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Gratuities and optional tours
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Meals other than specified in the trip itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature

Meals Included:

11 meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners

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