PE1 Classic Peru Tour
Machu Picchu, Cuzco & the Sacred Valley
Larco Museum, Lima; Exploring Urubamba, "Sacred Valley of the Incas"; Mysterious Machu Picchu-a must see!; Scenic 'Vistadome' train to Cuzco; Beautiful, ancient Cuzco
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to the entries under the blue box below.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Mon 28 Oct 2019||Mon 04 Nov 2019||$2680 USD|
|Mon 13 Jan 2020||Mon 20 Jan 2020||$2680 USD|
|Mon 17 Feb 2020||Mon 24 Feb 2020||$2680 USD|
|Fri 05 Jun 2020||Fri 12 Jun 2020||$2680 USD|
|Fri 11 Sep 2020||Fri 18 Sep 2020||$2680 USD|
|Mon 05 Oct 2020||Mon 12 Oct 2020||$2680 USD|
|Mon 09 Nov 2020||Mon 16 Nov 2020||$2680 USD|
Optional Single Supplement: $316 USD (number of singles limited).
On our Classic Peru tour the sight of Peruvian villagers going about their daily business amid their mud-brick houses that stand in the foreground of the mighty peak of Salkantay is a sight that is perfect material to fill the many pages of our photo-albums once you have arrived back home.
The image of the clustered ruins of Machu Picchu enveloped by the lush green grass that grows high on the slopes of the Andes will definitely provide a photograph rich in colour.
While in the capital city of Lima, take the time to inspect the winding streets lined with many wooden balconies brimming with flowers and let this picture soak into our memory.
The Cuzco area provides imagery that is something truly worthy of wonder, but it also contains antiquity that teaches us more about the country's vibrant past.
The Sacsayhuaman's massive stature shows us the power and influence of the ancient civilizations of this glorious land.
Allen B. (Calgary, AB, CA)
Particularly enjoyed Machu Picchu. Excellent local guides- very knowledgeable and informative. Tour bus extremely clean. Excellent driver. Train ride was very enjoyable. Excellent flights. Our tour leader was very attentive to individual needs. Well organized. Very knowledgeable. Hotels on this tour was excellent. Great experience.
Doyle D. (Arlington, VA, US)
Machu Picchu is Machu Picchu, so I won't say anything about that other than it's an incredible site. Two of my favorite excursions were the Peruvian Paso horses outside of Lima and the llama farm outside of Cusco. I wasn't expecting to be interested in either of these and found I loved them both. I also really enjoyed the Love Park in Lima with all the sayings from Latin American poets embedded in the mosaic wall. Transportation was consistently excellent. The meals more than met my expectations. I live in the Washington, DC area and many of the meals we had were as good as any you can find here. That's saying a lot! I was expecting a kind of rice and beans fare and instead found haute cuisine. One of the things about the trip that was outstanding for me was that the group "gelled", at least from my perspective. We just had a lot of fun.
Julie H. (Sarnia, ON, CA)
Machu Picchu was the highlight -- also, being able to go back the second day & hike to the Sun Gate was amazing. Loved it so much. Would not eliminate any of the excursions. Enjoyed all the historic places. Had 2 local guides: Ricardo for the city tour in Lima and Jackie from Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & back to Cuzco. Both were very knowledgeable & did an excellent job. Paid attention to detail. Bus tour around Lima & the Sacred Valley -- very good. Enjoyed the train ride to & from Ollantaytambo to Aquas Calientes. All the restaurants chosen by our tour leader Pablo were excellent. Lots of variety of food, all very good. Really enjoyed the evening & dinner at the Casa Hacienda (with the Paso horses) outside of Lima. Dinners in Cuzco were also well selected -- enjoyed the music by Peruvian players one evening. Loved the tour. Enjoyed having a smaller group
Rebecca F. (Granbury, TX, US)
Very knowledgeable. Not only related to the tour highlights but also general info. I didn t hear him unable to answer any question that was asked of anyone in the tour group. Was very attentive to clients needs and desires. Daily asking how we felt about the tour and how we were doing.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Hotel Casona de Yucay
53 comfortable and cozy rooms, all of which are decorated in a local style. Rooms with ample windows with views ... colourful gardens, mountains, and countryside. Rooms feature heat and hot water, safety deposit box, telephone, private bath.
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El Mapi Hotel
Location: Agua Calientes
El Mapi is located in the charming village of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu. This centrally located ... is only a few minutes away from the train station "Puente Ruinas", where the buses leave for Machu Picchu.
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Royal Inka II
This charming colonial property offers local flavour and friendly service. Modern rooms offer individual heating, colour TV, international telephone.
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Breakfast and dinner daily (hotels and local restaurants). All transport, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.
International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuity, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), departure taxes, domestic and international air taxes (if applicable). Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, shopping, and locally paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered throughout the year. The cool and dry season runs from May to October; outside this time you will encounter warmer but perhaps rainy / misty conditions in the mountains. Serious heat / humidity are only a consideration in Lima.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Road transport by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Numerous walking tours on uneven surfaces. Most of this tour occurs at high altitude and, though our itinerary spends a night at Yucay before climbing higher to Cuzco, some people are affected-check with your doctor. Scenic VISTADOME train from Aguas Calientes to Cuzco. Internal flight via scheduled local carrier.
Am I suitable for this tour? Please refer to our self-assessment form.
Well-located, heated / air-conditioned, mid-range (3 star) hotels with en suite toilet and bath throughout (probably shower only). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than doubles. Porter service is usually available though you should be independent with your luggage, especially at airports and train stations.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader, driver/s, and local step on guides.
Maximum 18 plus Tour Leader
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