Peru Highlights (8 Days/7 Nights)
Day 1/2: Lima – 2 nights
Day 3: Cusco-Sacred Valley – 2 nights
Day 4: River Rafting Vilcanota – Urubamba River
Day 5: Machu Picchu – 1 night
Day 6: Cuzco – 1 night
Day 7: Lima – 1 night
Day 8: International departure
Please note that all our itineraries are sample tours on a tailor made basis and can be changed to suit your interest, budget and time frame.
Day 1 Lima
Upon arrival, reception then private transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 2 Lima
Panoramic tour to the Cathedral and Main Square (am 4 hours, shared service)
After breakfast visit to San Francisco Convent and its Catacombs continue your visit to the Museum of Banco Central de Reserva where you can admire Perú's treasures: a fine selection of objects made in gold, ceramics and textiles of its different pre-columbian cultures, ranging since their origins to Inca times (BCR is closed on Saturday and Sunday).
Visit the residential areas of San Isidro, Miraflores, the new commercial area south of Lima, and the ocean front to enjoy a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean.
Rest of the afternoon at leisure.
At night visit the Magical Circuit of Water, the greatest complex of fountains in the world, certified by Guinness World Record. Here you will appreciate a wonderful show of perfect conjunction and harmony between water, light, music and images, in a circuit that includes 13 water fountains; each with a unique charm. It is most definitely and unforgettable experience. Return to your hotel for the night.
Day 3 Cuzco – Urubamba
After breakfast private transfer to Lima airport for your flight to Cuzco from where you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley.
Visit the village of Pisac, where the handicraft market takes place everyday. After lunch visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which is still inhabited, and explore the ruins which tower above it. Late return to your hotel.
Day 4 Urubamba
Early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel and drive through the Andes to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to our private put in, located in Pachar, here you will receive your safety talk and equipment.
After a brief period practicing on the flat parts of the river, the first part of the tour will be in easy water with spectacular views of the mountains and archeological remains, passing down to Ollantaytambo and its Inca terraces. There you will find rapids class II and III finishing with “El Resbaladero” (the slippery one) which is a strong class III rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools.
You will then have lunch at the side of the river in a traditional restaurant owned by the local community. You will enjoy the spectacular Andean cuisine and help to support a local community project. Late return to the Sacred Valley for the night.
Day 5 Machu Picchu
After breakfast, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station for your train-ride to Aguas Calientes at the foot of the Machu Picchu Ruins then transportation by bus to the ruins, guided tour of Machu Picchu which is totally built of stone blocks, fitted with masterful precision. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. Lunch included at the famous Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge then return to Aguas Calientes for the night.
Day 6 Cuzco
Morning at leisure to return to the ruins if you wish (not included) before taking the train back to Cuzco in the afternoon. Transfer and overnight in your selected hotel.
Day 7 Lima
City Tour of Cuzco in the morning before flying back to Lima.
The tour includes the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo Church or Koricancha, the Church and Cloisters of La Merced and the artisans' quarter of San Blas, the San Blas Church and baroque pulpit.Upon arrival in Lima you will be transferred to your hotel before heading back home the following day.
Day 8 International Departure
Today depending on your international departure schedule, you may have a day at leisure in Lima or may be transferred early to the airport to take your flight home.
Prices from £1,210 per person (based on 2 people sharing with standard class hotels) – Domestic flights included – Excluding international flight –
Please do contact us should you wish to book this tour, have any enquiries or wish to make any amendment.