Experience the best of Peru in a way the whole family can enjoy! Enjoy Lima City Tour in Peru, take the best tour of Lima before arriving in Cusco, travel with QOSQO EXPEDITIONS, we are a recommended agency in Trip Advisors. We will go through the Palomino Islands in Puerto del Callao. and one day after knowing the city of Cusco on a Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Peruvian Incas, additionally half-day excursions through Cusco and its most important limitations, before buying tickets to travel to Machu Picchu, the most important place in the Ancient Peru, and with a still mysterious meaning, we enjoy an exclusive train service to reach Machu Picchu, to enjoy its landscapes without problems with the height in the town of Aguas Calientes.
DAY 1 WELCOME TO PERU
Upon arrival to our bustling capital city, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Lima for a good night’s rest before tomorrow’s activities.
DAY 2 PALOMINO ISLANDS AND LIMA
Islas Palomino is truly a hidden treasure where a variety of unexpected and charismatic species live, including sea lions and Humboldt penguins. Not only will you see and explore the Peruvian coast by catamaran, you’ll have the opportunity to swim alongside the resident wildlife! We’ll sit down for lunch at a restaurant in the main square of Lima, after which we’ll take time to explore the streets of the colonial, historic center. This afternoon after returning to the hotel, you’ll have time to relax and enjoy dinner on your own in the city.
DAY 3 LIMA TO CUSCO AND SACRED VALLEY
This morning, we’ll catch our flight to Cusco, crossing the continental divide to reach the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Once we land, we´ll continue directly to the Sacred Valley, stopping along the way to meet some four-legged locals – alpacas and llamas! After lunch, we’ll continue to the picturesque, mountain town of Pisac, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the colorful street market and try some unique foods. Tonight, you’ll have the evening free to taste Peruvian cuisine at a local restaurant.
DAY 4 PADDLE BOARDING IN PIURAY LAKE – CIRCULAR TERRACES OF MORAY
Let´s go splash around! Today we’ll try out paddle boarding on one of the most beautiful lakes in the Cusco region. The surrounding mountain backdrop and small, Andean communities will make this an experience you won’t likely forget. Once we dry off and get comfortable, we’ll head to our unique and equally scenic lunch spot at the circular terraces of Moray. Afterwards, we’ll explore these mysterious terraces which were once used as a crop engineering laboratory by the Incas. By late afternoon, you’ll head back to the hotel for dinner and an evening of relaxation.
DAY 5 FREE FAMILY DAY
Today´s goal is to relax to enjoy the hotel property it is time for that special massage treat you were waiting for, or eventually get to join any of the alternative choices from the amazing activities we can organize for you, we have some horseback riding, zip line, biking through the valley or ATVs to the salt ponds of Maras. Lunch will be on your own account today, but dinner will be a celebration grilled where kids will be delight with the storytelling of an Inca legend.
DAY 6 OLLANTAYTAMBO AND AGUAS CALIENTES
Today, we head to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where we´ll visit the impressive “sun temple” constructed with massive stones. Then we’ll catch the train for a 3-hour scenic ride through the Andes mountains and cloud forest to the small town of Aguas Calientes. Here, we’ll spend the rest of the afternoon trying our hand at fly-fishing just a half-hour downriver from town.
DAY 7 MACHU PICCHU AND WAYNA PICCHU
This morning, we’ll rise before the sun and make our way to legendary Machu Picchu! Together, we’ll lose ourselves in the labyrinth of passageways and learn more about the meaning behind the mysterious site. Later in the morning, join your guide for a climb to the top of Wayna Picchu Mountain or stay a little longer at the Machu Picchu citadel to explore on your own. In the afternoon, we’ll have lunch at the nearby Sanctuary lodge before we return to town to catch the train back towards Cusco. Tonight, enjoy a much-deserved night out on the town as well as dinner at your leisure.
DAY 8 CUSCO CITY TOUR
This morning, we’ll reunite to explore as much of the city as we can! From the impressive Inca structures of Sacsaywaman, we’ll head to the Qoricancha or “sun temple”, then lastly to the Cathedral of Cusco after we explore all the unique products of a local food market. Lunch will be served at a restaurant on the main square, Plaza de Armas, after which we’ll have a wildly-entertaining chocolate-making experience – and you get to bring home your finished product! This evening you’ll be free to enjoy your last night in Cusco.
DAY 9 CUSCO BACK TO LIMA
This morning, we’ll say our goodbyes before you catch your flight back to Lima, and our driver will take you to your hotel in Miraflores upon arrival at the Lima airport.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- All transportation while on tour, including train to and from Machu Picchu and regional flights between Lima, Cusco and Puerto Maldonado
- Admission to all archeological sites
- Qosqo Expeditions Guide
- Camping equipment
- Inca Trail permits
- Gratuities for transportation, restaurant and hotel services
- Some meals during your free time as mentioned in the itinerary
- Sleeping bags (We have them for rent)
- Gratuities for your guide
Additional Information and Recommendations:
- We recommend this adventure from March to October.
- All our adventures can easily be customized as you wish.
- Most of our adventures include a farewell meal which allows us to give back to the community through a local, charitable organization.
- Machu Picchu is a fantastic spot to do some bird watching, so don´t forget your binoculars!
- Peru uses Soles as currency, but dollars are widely accepted all over the region and both currencies are available in most ATMs. We encourage you to have local cash on hand.
- Read more of our travel tips here: www.qosqoexpeditions.com/recommendations
The most memorable experiences in Peru come together to instill awe and wonder for all the members of your family. Come to Peru and discover a whole new world of nature, history, gastronomy and most importantly, adventure!
Peru Travel information
When to travel to Peru? Considering that Peru is categorized as one of the 17 megadiverse countries on earth, you have a variety of climates and seasons to consider. That being said, you can visit Peru year-round depending on where you would like to visit. However, if you are looking to explore the Amazonian rainforest or traverse through the Andes Mountains, many travelers choose to avoid the rainy season which runs from November to March with its peak between January and February. Visiting from April through October lands you in the generally dry winter season, which is an excellent time to visit Machu Picchu, experience a world-class trek, traverse the exotic Amazon Rain forest not to mention the other amazing destinations Peru has to offer. Speak with a Qosqo Expeditions Designer today to discover the best time for you to experience a luxury tour of Peru.
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Lima, Peru`s Capital City
Peru`s Population: Approx. 31 million
Official Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Official Currency: Peruvian Sol
12 designated UNESCO sites