Peruvian Treasures

Peruvian Treasures
 
Peruvian Treasures
  • From
    usd 2650
  • Departures
    Daily
  • Style
    Original
  • Days
    12

Join an exciting expedition that will take you from the historic cities of Lima and Cusco to the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu, before venturing into the lush Amazon rainforest in Puerto Maldonado. Our Peruvian Treasures tour combines Peru's cultural richness with the astonishing biodiversity of the tropical jungle. From the towering Andes Mountain range to the vast greenery of the Amazon, to admire breathtaking landscapes and unique species in their natural habitat. Get ready to uncover the Amazon's best-kept secrets on an adventure that will be etched in your memory forever.

  • Country
    Peru
  • Departure
    Lima
  • Arrival
    Lima
  • Theme
    Explorer
Peruvian Treasures

 

Day 1. The journey around Peru begins!

Welcome to Peru! Upon arrival at Jorge Chavez Airport, you will be greet by a Peru InsideOut representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2. Discovering Lima

Peruvian Treasures - Discovering Lima
  • Destination
    Lima
  • Hotel
    Pullman Lima Miraflores
  • Attractions
    Plaza de Armas

 

After breakfast your Peruvian adventure begins with the visit of the iconic Parque del Amor in Miraflores, where the beauty of the surroundings is intertwined with art and poetry. Immerse yourself in the millennia-old history of the region by visiting the archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana. From there, you will walk to the imposing Plaza San Martín and the historic Plaza de Armas, where the impressive Cathedral and the grandeur of the colonial architecture are just preludes to the magnificence that awaits at the San Francisco Convent. This is a place that resonates with centuries of history and mystery, especially when descending into the catacombs. With each step, Lima unfolds before you. At the end of the visit, you will return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Lima.

Day 3. The land of the Incas awaits!

Peruvian Treasures - The land of the Incas awaits!
  • Destination
    Sacred Valley
  • Hotel
    Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Attractions
    Pisac

 

After breakfast you will be board a private transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Cusco, a city steeped in history and surrounded by the magnificence of the Peruvian Andes. Upon arrival, you will begin the exploration of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a land imbued with myths and ancestral legends. The first stop of the journey is the picturesque artisan market of Pisac, a place where local craftsmanship comes to life in the hands of skilled artisans. Next, you will visit the ancient and imposing Pisac Fortress s which is a reminder of this region’s glorious past. After a morning of exploration, it will be time to rest in a carefully selected hotel at the heart of the Sacred Valley, where the serenity of the mountains and natural beauty provide an unforgettable experience filled with peace and tranquility.

Day 4. Excursion to Maras Salt Mines and Moray

Peruvian Treasures - Excursion to Maras Salt Mines and Moray
  • Destination
    Sacred Valley
  • Hotel
    Aranwa Sacred Valley
  • Attractions
    Maras Salt Mines

 

Under the radiant sun of the Andes, a new day of exploration awaits you. After breakfast, you will journey to the Maras Salt Mines, a unique visual spectacle where the millennia-old tradition of salt extraction unfolds in white terraces contrasting with the mountainous landscape. Your journey of wonders continues with the visit to the circular terraces of Moray where you will discover an ancestral engineering that defies logic because of its unique design that has intrigued archaeologists and scientists for centuries. After a morning of exploration, it's time for a well-deserved lunch. Physically and spiritually restored, you will return to your hotel to rest under the starry sky of the Sacred Valley.

Day 5. Visit to the Ollantaytambo Fortress – Train to Machu Picchu

Peruvian Treasures - Visit to the Ollantaytambo Fortress – Train to Machu Picchu
  • Destination
    Aguas Calientes
  • Hotel
    El Mapi by Inkaterra
  • Attractions
    Ollantaytambo Fortress

 

The day begins and new adventures await. After breakfast, the tour begins and the first stop will be the imposing Ollantaytambo Fortress, an architectural monument which is a silent witness to the greatness of the Inca Empire. From there, the journey continues through the rugged landscapes of the Sacred Valley on a legendary train. Arrival at Aguas Calientes, a vibrant town located 2,040 meters above sea level at the foot of the majestic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Here you will meet the guide who will accompany you to your hotel.

Day 6. Machu Picchu Tour

Peruvian Treasures - Machu Picchu Tour
  • Destination
    Cusco
  • Hotel
    Novotel Cusco
  • Attractions
    Machu Picchu

 

Dawn breaks below the majestic Inca citadel. The long-awaited day has arrived; today you will visit one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the legendary Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Your guide will explain the history and mystery of this archaeological wonder, while the ancient stones reveal their secrets with each step. Those who wish to do so can venture to climb to the top of Huayna Picchu or the Machu Picchu Mountain, depending on availability, challenging their physical limits while being rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views. In the afternoon, you will catch a train to Ollantaytambo, from where you will return to Cusco. Upon arrival in the city, located at 3,400 meters above sea level, you will be transferred to your hotel to relax. It is important to note that the visit to the ruins of Machu Picchu has a maximum duration of three hours, a rule that guarantees the preservation and respect for this world-renowned archaeological site.

Day 7. Cusco and its Impressive beauty

Peruvian Treasures - Cusco and its Impressive beauty
  • Destination
    Cusco
  • Hotel
    Novotel Cusco
  • Attractions
    Sacsayhuamán

 

The day dawns with the sky painted blue and the aroma of fresh coffee welcomes you to breakfast. Today you will discover the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuamán, legacy to the greatness of a lost civilization. From there, you will explore the most picturesque corners of Cusco: you will discover the charming San Blas Neighborhood and you will marvel at the geometric perfection of the famous Twelve-Angle Stone. The tour will then take you to the emblematic Plaza de Armas, at the heart of the city; later you will reach Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, a sacred place that evokes the splendor and spirituality of the ancient civilization. Finally, you can immerse yourselves in the hustle and bustle and the colorful atmosphere of the local San Pedro market, where the aromas of spices and the freshness of local produce are emblematic of Cusco's culture.

Day 8. Free day in Cusco - Trekking to Palcoyo Mountain or Humantay Lake (Optional)

Peruvian Treasures - Free day in Cusco - Trekking to Palcoyo Mountain or Humantay Lake (Optional)
  • Destination
    Cusco
  • Hotel
    Novotel Cusco
  • Attractions
    Free day

 

After breakfast, you will enjoy a free day in the captivating city of Cusco. With its cobbled streets and its air imbued with history, Cusco offers endless possibilities to explore and discover. If you wish, you can choose to enrich your experience with an optional excursion to the Palcoyo Mountain, where you will admire unique geological formations and breathtaking landscapes. Or perhaps you might prefer to explore the turquoise waters of the Humantay Lake, where the majesty of the Andes is reflected in the calm waters of this natural wonder. Whatever your choice, a world of wonders and discoveries opens up in this ancient city. At the end of the day, return to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 9. Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción – Twilight River Excursion

Peruvian Treasures - Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción – Twilight River Excursion
  • Destination
    Puerto Maldonado
  • Hotel
    Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción / Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica
  • Attractions
    Twilight River Excursion

 

After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to Cusco and embark on a new and fascinating stage of your adventure: Puerto Maldonado, a gateway to the lush world of the Amazon rainforest. After a short fight to Puerto Maldonado, you will be greeted by the staff of Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción and board a boat to reach your accommodation on the Madre de Dios River. After a 30-minute boat ride, you will discover a luxury refuge immersed in dense tropical vegetation where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Amazon rainforest at its best. As night falls, a night boat ride on the river offers the possibility of spotting caimans and capybaras in their natural habitat, while the sounds of the jungle envelop visitors in a cloak of mystery and charm. Dinner will be served to end a day full of emotions and discoveries, before retiring to rest in the serene atmosphere of Hacienda Concepción, located on the riverbank and only 185 meters above sea level. Here, amidst the whispers of the jungle and the melody of nature, travelers find peace and connection with the natural environment that surrounds them.

Day 10. Lake Sandoval - Inkaterra Canopy Walkway experience

Peruvian Treasures - Lake Sandoval - Inkaterra Canopy Walkway experience
  • Destination
    Puerto Maldonado
  • Hotel
    Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción / Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica
  • Attractions
    Canopy Walkway experience

 

After a delicious breakfast, you will embark on an exciting journey through the lush Amazon rainforest. A fascinating jungle walk leads you to discover the secrets of this unique ecosystem, while marveling at the diversity of flora and fauna that inhabit it. The highlight of the adventure is navigating the serene Lake Sandoval, where the tranquility of the surroundings allows for a close observation of the Amazonian wildlife in its natural habitat: playful otters and enigmatic hoatzin birds. Return to the cozy Hacienda Concepción to enjoy lunch celebrating the authentic flavors of the region.
The afternoon brings an exciting activity: a walk through the treetops on the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway from where you gain a privileged view of the jungle from a height. As night falls, the jungle comes alive with vibrant nocturnal activity, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in a world of sounds and mysteries. Dinner, served under the starry sky, will bring the day to a close.

Day 11. Return to Lima

Peruvian Treasures - Return to Lima
  • Destination
    Lima
  • Hotel
    Pullman Lima Miraflores
  • Attractions
    Lima

 

Today is the last day in the Amazon rainforest, enjoy and savor the breakfast flavors. Then, the return journey to Lima begins, with a tranquil boat ride from the lodge to Puerto Maldonado Airport.
Upon arrival in Lima, you will be transferred to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 12. Peru farewell!

The last day has arrived and, after a memorable journey, it is time to bid farewell.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.
With the end of our services, an exciting chapter closes, but the spirit of adventure and discovery remains, ready to inspire future trips and experiences.

The Tour Includes

  • Services
    • Personal Service

    • 24-hour passenger assistance

 

  • Services
    • Excursions

    • All private transfers included in the program in/out: from the airport to the hotel, from the hotel to the bus/train station
    • Private excursions with an English-speaking guide: Lima, Pisac, Maras & Moray, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Cusco
    • Excursion in shared service with English - Spanish speaking guide: Puerto Maldonado

 

  • Services
    • Hotel

    • Lima: 3 nights with breakfast
    • Sacred Valley: 2 nights with breakfast
    • Aguas Calientes: 1 night with breakfast
    • Cusco: 3 nights with breakfast
    • Puerto Maldonado: 2 nights with breakfast

 

  • Services
    • Transport

    • Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes / Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
    • Shuttle bus Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
    • All entrance tickets mentioned in the program (unless specified as optional)
    • Guided tours in English during private excursions / Spanish or English during group excursions

 

  • Services
    • Meals

    • Breakfasts: (11)
    • Lunches (5): Urubamba (2), Rainbow Mountain (1), Puerto Maldonado (2)
    • Dinners: Puerto Maldonado (2)

 

Not Included

  • Services
    • International flights to and from Peru
    • Internal flights:
      Lima – Cusco
      Cusco – Puerto Maldonado
      Puerto Maldonado – Lima
    • If applicable, airport departure taxes
    • Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain: USD 80 (subject to availability)
    • Other meals
    • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.
    • Theft and loss insurance
    • Other unspecified extras
    • Early check-in / late check-out