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Peruvian Dream Ex. U.S.A.

8 Days From USD $ 999* Only
Start your 8-day Peruvian dream, in Cosmopolitan Capital city of Lima and spend the day enjoying its colonial architecture and coastal views. Next, ta...
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Tordes Schaefer-Charlton
My love of travel and discovering new places began when I was very young, with my parents regularly taking me abroad on family vacations. Later, as a teenager, if not off having adventures in foreign lands, I could be found reminiscing and daydreaming about travel and sharing my passion with others. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have set foot on all seven continents (the most recent being Antarctica in 2011), to have visited over 65 countries worldwide and to have lived for extended periods in five remarkable destinations: Wales, France, Germany, Australia and Bali. Now in my 15th year in the travel industry, my passion is as fervent as ever and these days I am the one planning the family vacations; taking my own children out to discover the world and to see them grow through their experiences. From snorkelling with sharks in Belize and zip-lining at Copan to watching orangutans in the wild in Borneo and climbing the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, I hope that I have instilled a love of travel in them and that they find as rewarding as I have over the years. Helping people discover the pleasure of travel and watching them get bitten by the travel bug is what I enjoy most.
Home Charming Peru Ex U.S.A.
Description
Arrive in the capital city, Lima, before taking a flight to Cusco, to join a train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. Explore the ancient city of Cusco and marvel with the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture. Return to Lima, where the tour ends after spending a day to discovering this cosmopolitan coastal city.
Tour Highlights
See the world-famous Inca ruins at Machu Picchu
Admire the colonial architecture of the capital city, Lima
Soak up the colonial charm of the Sacred Valley and Cusco
Train ride to Machu Picchu
   

Charming Peru Ex U.S.A. 07 Days


Please note that this tour will be locally escorted. We strongly believe in using guides with special regional knowledge at the destination and therefore experienced local experts will handle your sightseeing arrangements in each city. In addition, they will offer suggestions for your free time, recommendations for local restaurants, and insider tips so you can experience the destination the way a local would. While every city may feature a new guide, each with strong ties, unparalleled access, and invaluable information about the destination, you can rest assured that you will also be taken good care of during your transfers within the country. When flying; local guides will receive you as you arrive at the airport so you will be in knowledgeable, safe hands the moment you arrive in a new city. During land transfers, you will have a dedicated driver available for any questions you may have.
DAY
1
USA - LIMA
Make your own way to your gateway airport for your international flight to Lima. Enjoy inflight meals and services. Arrive in Lima, the "City of Kings" famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the "Gastronomic Capital of the Americas", and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine. On arrival at Lima International Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Lima. Overnight in Lima


DAY
2
LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY (B, L)
After Breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport for your domestic flight to Cusco; a short but spectacular flight over the snowcapped Andes to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet. Upon arrival you’ll be met and transferred to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley. Drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where an Indian Market takes place every day. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry. Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a "Living Inca Town" since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Lunch at “Tunupa Valle” restaurant (beautiful country estate on the shores of the Urubamba River). Overnight in Urubamba


DAY
3
SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU – SACRED VALLEY (B, L)
This morning travel on the Premium Economy train of “Inca Rail” company through the sacred Urubamba Valley to the "Lost City of the Incas" Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. On arrival at Aguas Calientes you will transfer to a shuttle service for a drive up the switch back road to the ruins. A knowledgeable tour guide will share the history of this mystical place of the Inca. This afternoon take the train back to Ollantaytambo rail station, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Overnight in the Urubamba

Note -Buffet lunch is “Ayasca” restaurant located in Aguas Calientes town.
Optional: Upgrade to Vista dome train service – USD 95 / CAD 130 Per Person


DAY
4
SACRED VALLEY - CUSCO (B)
After breakfast enjoy a tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere, Cusco and its nearby ruins. This gives you a chance to see how the Andean and Spanish cultures co-existed and influenced the city. The tour starts at Santo Domingo Convent, built on the site of Koricancha, which was an important ancient Inca palace and center of worship of the Sun God. The tour continues to the Main Square and the Cathedral from the early 17th century, it is a fine example of colonial baroque art. Overnight in Cusco.

Optional: Dinner & Show at Tunupa Cusco Restaurant – USD 30 / CAD 45 per person
Renowed for its variety of dishes and regarded as gastronomic destination of Cusco, Tunupa Cusco Restaurant is located three blocks from the Plaza de Armas with breathtaking views of the city and the Andes. Delight your senses with mouthwatering buffet, exotic fusion of flavours and experience a truly unique Peruvian dining experience.


DAY
5
CUSCO (B)
Breakfast and hotel and remaining of the day free at leisure or consider below optional tour. Overnight in Cusco

Optional: Half day Nearby Inca Ruins of Cuzco – USD 55 / CAD 70 per person
Just outside the city is Sacsayhuaman ("speckled falcon"), the fortress above Cusco whose precise zigzags of massive stone remain unmoved by the centuries. This is the center of the ceremonies for the famous Inti Raymi festival. Continuing away from the city, we'll visit the labyrinthine ruins of Qenqo ("zigzag"), Puca Pucara and Tambomachay ("cavern lodge") where fountains built by the Incas capture the waters of a natural spring. 


DAY
6
CUSCO – LIMA (B)
Today you will be transferred to the Cuzco airport for a flight back to Lima; Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Then, start your half day tour of Lima. The tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Convent and convent of Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo Convent, a religious and architectural gem that houses holy paintings, images, and relics of Peruvian saints, as well as written accounts of the endeavors of the Dominican Order across the country. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Overnight in Lima

Optional: Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant (private transfers and escort) - USD 75 / CAD 100 per person
The Huaca Pucllana restaurant is located within the ancient ruins of Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological site constructed of 1500 years ago. Overlooking the illuminated ruins at Huaca Pucllana, this restaurant serves array of contemporary Peruvian dishes Huaca Pucllana offers a mouth-watering tasty selection of Peruvian Criollo cuisine, cleverly put together by head chef Marilú Madueño (Cordon Blue Paris), using her skills to combine local ingredients and flavours with modern cooking techniques. The menu includes Ceviches, soups, pastas, meats and traditional Peruvian dishes such as Creole style Chupe


DAY
7
LIMA - USA
This morning you will be transferred back to Lima International Airport for your return flight back home.


Prices are on a twin sharing basis. A single supplement of $475 applies for this tour.

For tours departing from Los Angeles (LAX) add $100 to New York (JFK).

Guaranteed Departure Dates

Superior Category
Start Date End Date Ex Miami (MIA) Ex New York (JFK) Land Only
12 Sep 2017 19 Sep 2017 USD $ 1499.00 SOLD OUT USD $ 1599.00 SOLD OUT USD $ 999.00 SOLD OUT
26 Sep 2017 03 Oct 2017 USD $ 1499.00 SOLD OUT USD $ 1599.00 SOLD OUT USD $ 999.00 SOLD OUT
10 Oct 2017 17 Oct 2017 USD $ 1599.00 Per Person USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 999.00 Per Person
17 Oct 2017 24 Oct 2017 USD $ 1599.00 Per Person USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 999.00 Per Person
31 Oct 2017 07 Nov 2017 USD $ 1599.00 Per Person USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 999.00 Per Person
21 Nov 2017 28 Nov 2017 USD $ 1599.00 Per Person USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 999.00 Per Person
28 Nov 2017 05 Dec 2017 USD $ 1599.00 Per Person USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 999.00 Per Person
16 Jan 2018 23 Jan 2018 USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
20 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
20 Mar 2018 27 Mar 2018 USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
03 Apr 2018 10 Apr 2018 USD $ 1699.00 Per Person USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
17 Apr 2018 24 Apr 2018 USD $ 1699.00 Per Person USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
01 May 2018 08 May 2018 USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
16 May 2018 23 May 2018 USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
28 May 2018 04 Jun 2018 USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1999.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
03 Jul 2018 10 Jul 2018 USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1999.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
17 Jul 2018 24 Jul 2018 USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1999.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
14 Aug 2018 21 Aug 2018 USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1999.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
04 Sep 2018 11 Sep 2018 USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
18 Sep 2018 25 Sep 2018 USD $ 1599.00 Per Person USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
02 Oct 2018 09 Oct 2018 USD $ 1699.00 Per Person USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
16 Oct 2018 23 Oct 2018 USD $ 1699.00 Per Person USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
13 Nov 2018 20 Nov 2018 USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
27 Nov 2018 04 Dec 2018 USD $ 1799.00 Per Person USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person
04 Dec 2018 11 Dec 2018 USD $ 1899.00 Per Person USD $ 1999.00 Per Person USD $ 1099.00 Per Person

Accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed hotels or similar
Daily buffet breakfast
2 Lunches at local restaurants
Transportation by deluxe vehicle
Arrival & departure airport transfers
Baggage handling at airports and hotels
All bus tickets, train tickets and entrance fees as per the itinerary
Excursion to Machu Picchu aboard the Inca Rail train
English Speaking local guides as per the itinerary
Domestic airfare Lima – Cusco – Lima
International Airfare from USA/CANADA with taxes & fuel surcharge
Items of a personal nature, Tips & Gratuities
Optional tours
Travel Insurance
Visa fees, if applicable
Any Airfare for Land only options (USD 280 / CAD 380 per person for the internal flights)
Items not mentioned as being included
06 Nights hotel + 01 Night onboard flight
Accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis
Accommodation Type - Standard
Sonesta Posada El Olivar (Lima)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
Comfort and service combine in the Sonesta El Olivar Hotel to create a hotel in the business district of Lima and residential San Isidro district in Peru full of possibilities. Designed as a hotel for events in Lima and as accommodation for city breaks, the hotel offers personalized attention and 5-star services including a restaurant, convention center, roof top terrace with swimming pool and gym in the best area in the capital. Discover the magic of a hotel in Lima for events with free Wi-Fi, Business Corner, transfers, gym, beauty salon and incredible views of the Olivar park... Book your accommodation in the capital of Peru now at the lowest possible price only here on the official website of the Sonesta El Olivar Hotel by GHL Hotels.
Sonesta Posada Inca- Yucay (Sacred Valley)
Our Rating: 5 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
The Hotel Sonesta Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Yucay, built on an ancient monastery dating back to the XVIII century, in an amazing natural setting at the foot Of the mountain, 5 minutes from the city of Urubamba and 30 minutes equidistant from the cities of Ollantaytambo and Pisac.This rustic hotel is ideal for nature trips and romantic getaways for couples. Discover all the mystery halo that surrounds Machu Picchu, immerse yourself in the history of Cusco and Peru or adventure sports.Make your reservation on our official website of the Hotel Sonesta Yucay and enjoy a chapel setting for ceremonies and weddings, meeting rooms, restaurants, pizzeria, cafeteria, rustic rooms with unique mountain views and The beautiful gardens.
Sonesta Posada Cusco (Cusco)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Standard
An 8-minute drive from Velasco Astete International Airport and just a few blocks from the Cusco Plaza de Armas, the Sonesta Cusco Hotel offers guests quick access to the train station and major tourist attractions such as the Palace Koricancha and Sacsayhuamán, as well as the most important Artisan Center of the city.
Accommodation Type - Superior
La Hacienda Del Valle (Sacred Valley)
Our Rating: 3 Star   |   Local Rating: 3 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
Yanahura, magical place of the Sacred Valley is found in the heart of the valley of the Incas, most known for its cloudless skies and captivating environment, it has maintained intact the mysteries of the former priests of ancient Peru. The peace that encircles Yanahura is still felt today even in the wake of modern civilization. It is in this place, just 10 minutes from the Ollantaytambo Train Station, you will find Hacienda del Valle. Located at the stop of Yanahuara, the hotel is proof of the mixing of cultures that can be found in the Andes
Abittare Hotel (Cusco)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
Abittare offers accommodations in Cusco. Free WiFi access is available here. Rooms at Abittare feature a private bathroom and cable TV. Abittare is located 900 metres from Wanchaq Train station and 300 metres from Santa Catalina Convent.
Hotel Jose Antonio Lima (Lima)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
Located in Miraflores, a residential district and an excellent location for business or tourism, nearby you will find shopping, dining and recreation areas. Located 30 minutes from the international airport and 20 minutes from the historic center of Lima.
Every part of our tour was excellent. Our guides were exceptional, we felt well taken care. We had luggage issues (an airline issue) and your staff was very helpful
Susan U.  , Jan 2017
I have used Indus Travels twice now for two great vacations. One in Sep to Machu Picchu - Peru, and the other was a trip to India that we just returned from. They are very easy to use, friendly and knowledgeable, and the trips were amazing. Great hotels, guides, excursions and pricing will have me continue to be a customer for life for sure.
Delnaz M , Jan 2017
Just got back yesterday from Peru and it was amazing!!! The itinerary was brilliant because it slowly increased in elevation and we did fine with it-no altitude sickness. The your guides were magnificent!! Loved Marta, Patricia, Odealia, Berta and the folks at Fiesta Travel. The customer service was impeccable. We also adored Penelope and the culinary experience. The hotels were great too, especially Sumaq. I wanted to stay there longer! I also loved that we were able to go to Uros and spend the night in Tequile. I've been on many group tours and this was by far the best in terms of all around service, itinerary, and guides. I can't wait for India in September!!!
Jennifer H , Mar 2016
Tordes,
I wanted to shoot you a quick email on my last night in Peru and tell you what an EXCELLENT experience this has been for my family. From Gustavo in Lima to Rosa Beth in Cuzco to our Macchu Picchu guide (he was WONDERFUL), everyone made us feel safe, secure and was hospitable. We want thank Washington, our driver in Cuzco also.
None of this would have been possible without YOU! Thank you for your efforts and coordination. I will use Indus Tour again will be telling my friends about it also.
Thanks,

Smriti  , Apr 2017
 
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