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PeruNorthern Coast and Machu Picchu

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Prepare for a voyage of cultural discovery of the mighty Inca Empire, Moche and Huari cultures! Soak in the sunshine on the Northern Coast and explore its many pre-Inca sites to better understand the history of this land. Wander down the charming lanes of Cusco, a former capital of the Incas, high in the Peruvian Andes. Journey through the Sacred valley, be stunned by Peruvian pyramids and surreal...

Prepare for a voyage of cultural discovery of the mighty Inca Empire,Moche and Huari culturesSoak in the sunshineon the Northern Coast and explore its many pre-Inca sites to better understand the history of this land. Wander down the charming lanes of Cusco, a former capital of the Incas, high in the Peruvian Andes. Journey through the Sacred valley, be stunned by Peruvian pyramids and surreal Machu Picchu. It doesn't all have to be a history lesson thought. Why notindulge in local specialities in Lima, like ceviche or a Pisco sour!

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Trip highlights
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Local culture
    Local culture

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Day 1: ​Welcome to the 'City of Kings'

Arrival in Lima...

• Transfer from the airport to your hotel in the iconic Miraflores district

Get to sampling the many great restaurants, bars and shops!

• Don't miss an opportunity to try ceviche and possibly Lima's famous Pisco sour

Visited:
Lima
Accommodation
Night at Leon de Oro (Lima)

Day 2: Lima Discovery

Culture and history...

Dive into the streets of Lima and explore its grand palaces, convents and cathedral

Visit the Larco museum for a thorough overview of 5,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history

Enjoy great Peruvian cuisine at the museum restaurant

Visited:
Lima
Accommodation
Night at Leon de Oro (Lima)

Day 3: ​The Pre-Inca Coast

• Visit the site of the Pachacamac temple, of the Moche and Huari cultures

• Explore its two major pyramids built in honor of the sun and moon

• Discover the Temple of the Sun, made of an estimated 50 million clay bricks!

Visited:
Trujillo
Accommodation
Night at Gran Bolivar (Trujillo)

Day 4: ​Trujillo: the everlasting spring

Home of the warriors...

• Visit the Huaca of the Moon - temples and tombs of sacrificed warriors

• Onto Huanchaco Beach, the most popular beach on the North Pacific Coast!

• Marvel at the “Caballitos de Totora” boats, used for fishing

Visited:
Trujillo
Accommodation
Night at Gran Bolivar (Trujillo)

Day 5: ​Trujillo – Chiclayo: Moche culture 

The Lady of Cao...

• En route to Chiclayo, visit Huaca El Brujo - 'the Tattooed Lady'

• Discover Huaca Rajada - a Moche archaeological site in northern Peru in the Lambayeque Valley

Explore the tomb of the Lord of Sipán - compared to that of King Tutankhamun of Egypt!

Visited:
ChiclayoHuaca El Brujo, Huaca Rajada
Accommodation
Night in the Hotel Mochiks (Chiclayo)

Day 6: Chiclayo: Peruvian pyramids

The tombs of Sicán...

• View fascinating displays of the tombs of Sicán nobility

• Tour the pre-Inca Túcume Pyramids, the largest pyramid complex in the world!

• Head to the Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum, designed to resemble the ancient Moche tombs

Visited:
Chiclayo
Accommodation
Night in the Hotel Mochiks (Chiclayo)

Day 7: Cusco

• After breakfast, transfer to Chiclayo airport for flight to Lima, then Cusco

• Take a day to adjust to the high altitude of 11,500 ft. Don't overdo it!

• Take in the sights, restaurants and bars

Go for a stroll around the historic city center. It's truly beautiful

Accommodation
San Agustin Internacional (Cusco)

Day 8: Cusco City Tour

Capital of the Inca Empire...

• Today, you'll dive deeper into Cusco, one of the most captivating cities in Peru

• Visit the famous Cathedral with its stunning architecture and centuries old priceless art

• Walk through San Pedro market and sample local produce, meats and cheeses

Visited:
Cusco
Accommodation
San Agustin Internacional (Cusco)

Day 9: The Sacred Valley

On the way to Machu Picchu...

• Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sacred Valley

Explore Pisac, designed to protect the southern gateway to the Sacred Valley

• Next up, Ollantaytambo - a fortress at the northern end of the valley and Inca’s last stronghold

Visited:
Machu Picchu
Accommodation
La Casa del Sol (Machu Picchu)

Day 10: Machu Picchu

Peru's immense biodiversity...

• Watch the landscape transition from Andean green fields to lush rain forest

• Explore the enigmatic sanctuary of the historical ruins of Machu Picchu

• Wander through the streets of charming Aguas Calientes with free time for lunch

Visited:
Aguas Calientes Ollantaytambo , Cusco
Accommodation
San Agustin Internacional (Cusco)

Day 11: ​Cusco at your own pace

A day of leisure...

• Get out there for some last minute shopping, try new cuisine or soak up Cusco's incredible energy

Wander down the cobblestone lanes and appreciate the architecture

Reflect on your journey and watch the bustling city from your hotel

Visited:
Cusco
Accommodation
San Agustin Internacional (Cusco)

Day 12: Departure day!

• You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to the airport in Cusco

• We hope you'll share your experiences with family and friends

Safe travels!

Visited:
Cusco

LimaTrujilloChiclayoHuaca El BrujoHuaca RajadaCuscoMachu PicchuAguas Calientes Ollantaytambo

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