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PeruNorthern Coast and Machu Picchu

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Soak in the sunshine on the Northern Coast and its many Pre-Inca sites to better understand the origin of the Inca Empire before arriving to its capital, Cusco. These “mother cultures” will only make you appreciate Machu Picchu and its other sacred ruins  that much more.
Tour itinerary includes
  • Mountain
  • Sightseeing
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Seaside
  • Local culture
    Local culture

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: ​The City of Kings 

Your holiday begins...
• Transfer from airport to your hotel in Miraflores -
   iconic district
• Great restaurants, bars and shopping along the
   Pacific Coast
• Make sure to try some ceviche and possibly a
   pisco sour. Lima is famous for this!

Night at Leon de Oro (Lima)

Day 2: Lima: A Modern Metropolis

Culture and history...
• Lima - amazing grand palaces, government
   buildings, convents and cathedrals
• Visit the Larco museum, see its extensive
   collection of artifacts
• Have lunch at the restaurant located in the
   museum. Great local Peruvian cuisine

Meals: Breakfast

Night at Leon de Oro (Lima)

Day 3: ​The Pre-Inca Coast

The Temple of the Sun...
• Visit the site of the Pachacamac temple, of the
   Moche and Huari cultures
• Known for its 2 major pyramids built in honor of
   the sun and moon.
• Discover the Temple of the Sun, made of an
   estimated 50 million clay bricks

Night at Gran Bolivar (Trujillo)

Day 4: ​Trujillo: The Everlasting Spring

Home to the warriors...
• Visit the Huaca of the Moon - temples and tombs
   of sacrificed warriors
• Onto Huanchaco Beach, a most popular beach
   on the North Pacific Coast
• See “Caballitos de Totora” boats, used for fishing.
  Enjoy a traditional lunch.

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'
• Visit Huaca Rajada - an archaeological complex
   located in the Lambayeque valley
• The tomb of the Lord of Sipán - compared to that
   of King Tutankhamun of Egypt

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

Day 6: Chiclayo: Peruvian Pyramids

The tombs of Sicán...
• View fascinating displays of the tombs of Sicán
• Tour the pre-Inca Túcume Pyramids, the largest
   pyramid complex in the world
• Head to The Royal Tombs of Sipán Museum, best
   known for its archaeological importance

Night in the Hotel Mochiks (Chiclayo)

Day 7: ​Pre-Inca to Inca and the Capital of Cusco

Your next destination...
• After breakfast your transfer to Chiclayo airport
   for flight to Lima, then Cusco
• A free day to adjust to the altitude at 11,500 ft -
   don't overdo it
• Take in the sights, the restaurants and bars, and
   all Cusco has to offer

San Agustin Internacional (Cusco)

Day 8: Cusco City Tour

Capital of the Inca Empire...• Explore the amazing city of Cusco, one of the
   most historical cities
• Visit the Cathedral with its architecture and
   centuries old priceless paintings
• Walk through San Pedro market and sample local
   produce, meats and cheeses

San Agustin Internacional (Cusco)

Day 9: The Gates of the Guarded Bread Basket

On the way to Machu Picchu...
• Enjoy the short drive to the incredible Inca ruins
   of Pisac and Ollantaytambo
• Pisac was designed to protect the southern
   gateway to the Sacred Valley
• Ollantaytambo - a fortress at the northern end
   of the Sacred Valley - the Inca’s last stronghold

Machu Picchu
La Casa del Sol (Machu Picchu)

Day 10: Finally... 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 Aguas Calientes
   with free time for lunch

Aguas Calientes Ollantaytambo , Cusco
San Agustin Internacional (Cusco)

Day 11: ​Cusco at Your Own Place

Beautiful ancient city...
• Last minute shopping, try new cuisine or soak up 
   Cusco's incredible energy
• Wander through the cobblestone streets and
   appreciate the architecture
• Reflect on your holiday and watch the bustling city
   from your hotel

San Agustin Internacional (Cusco)

Day 12: ​We Bid You Farewell

Farewell friends...
• Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport
   in Cusco
• Thank you for choosing us for your holiday
• We hope you'll share your experiences with
   family and friends


Lima Trujillo Chiclayo Huaca El Brujo Huaca Rajada Cusco Machu Picchu Aguas Calientes Ollantaytambo

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • In-trip flights
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