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PeruBest of the Inca Empire

  • Boutique travel
Discover the diversity of Peru during this 10 day essential itinerary, and its three natural regions: the Pacific Coast, the Highlands and the Amazon Rainforest. Begin by Indulging in Lima's tastebud tingling gastronomy before journeying through the lush beauty of the Amazon rainforest. Immerse yourself into beautiful landscapes of the Andes’ Sacred Valley and walk in the footsteps of the Inca's a...

Discover the diversity of Peru during this 10 day essential itinerary, and its three natural regions: thePacific Coast, theHighlands and the Amazon Rainforest. Begin by Indulging in Lima's tastebud tingling gastronomy before journeying through the lush beauty of the Amazon rainforest. Immerse yourself into beautiful landscapes of the Andes’ Sacred Valley and walk in the footsteps of the Inca's as you climb to the top of the Machu Picchu, high above the Urubamba River valley

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Trip highlights
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Jungle
    Jungle
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine

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Day 1: Welcome to the City of Kings!

Lima arrival...

Transfer from airport to your hotel in iconic Miraflores district

• Get to sampling great restaurants, bars and shops along the Pacific Coast

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

Visited:
Miraflores, Lima
Accommodation
Casa Andina Private (Lima)

Day 2: Lima: More than just a Metropolis

Culture and history...

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

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

• Enjoy great local Peruvian cuisine at the museum restaurant

Visited:
LimaMiraflores, Barranco
Accommodation
Casa Andina Private (Lima)

Day 3: The Amazon Rainforest

Into the wild we go...

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and then transfer to your lodge nested in the Amazon Rainforest

• Enjoy a traditional lunch with organic ingredients from the region

• At dusk, set off on a twilight river excursion on the Madre de Dios River

Accommodation
Hacienda Concepción (Puerto Maldonado)

Day 4: Safari in the Peruvian Amazon

Biodiversity explosion...

Trek into the Tambopata National Reserve towards Lake Sandoval

Navigate oxbow lake by canoe to get up close and personal with the diverse wildlife

• Discover the creatures of the night during the hidden rainforest excursion

Visited:
Tambopata-Candamo Nature Reserve, Madre de Dios, Puerto Maldonado
Accommodation
Hacienda Concepción (Puerto Maldonado)

Day 5: Fly to Cusco

• Transfer to Puerto Maldonado for a drive to the airport and take your flight to Cusco

Relax, acclimatize and explore the city at your own pace

• indulge in fresh local cuisine and fantastic night-life

Accommodation
Night at Novotel Cusco (Cusco)

Day 6: Cusco discovery

• Explore Cusco, one of the most historical cities and once the capital of the Inca Empire

• Marvel at centuries old priceless paintings in the Cathedral

• Wander around Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an important military and ceremonial center during Incan times

Visited:
Cusco
Accommodation
Night at Novotel Cusco (Cusco)

Day 7: The Inca's Well-Guarded Treasure

Private guided tour...

• Head to Pisac, a bustling and fast-growing colonial village

• Sample a traditional Peruvian-Andean lunch overlooking the Urubamba River

• Continue to Ollantaytambo, and view some of the finest examples of Inca architecture

Accommodation
Night at Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay (Urumbamba)

Day 8: Machu Picchu

• Spend the day exploring the Lost City of the Incas and key areas of interest including the Temple of the Sun

• Be stunned by magnificent landscapes from the top of the Citadel

Head back to Cusco by train after lunch

Accommodation
Night at Novotel Cusco (Cusco)

Day 9: Cusco to Lima

• Explore the city at your own pace before your flight back to Lima

Relax at your hotel, or go for some souvenir shopping

• Take a short trip to Barranco, or dine in the district of Miraflores

Visited:
CuscoLimaBarranco, Miraflores
Accommodation
Casa Andina Private (Lima)

Day 10: Departure day!

• Depending on the time of your departure, you may have some additional time for exploration on your own. We recommend indulging on some more local cuisine!

Transfer to Lima airport for your onward flight


We hope you've enjoyed your journey - Adiós!

Visited:
Lima

MirafloresLimaBarrancoPuerto MaldonadoTambopata-Candamo Nature ReserveMadre de DiosCuscoPisacOllantaytamboUrubambaMachu Picchu

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 the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
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  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • In-trip flights

Not included in the price:

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