Enjoy A Family Vacation To Peru With This 8-Day Luxury Tour
Stretching across a craggy, 7,000-foot-high hilltop amid the Andes, the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu mystify and intrigue travelers and historians alike. Tourists can wander through the historical temples, homes, baths, and plazas of the famous Inca Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu. They can view the majestic water dancing of El Circuito Magico del Agua in Lima at the fountains near the downtown area. If you're planning your own trip to the iconic site, our 8-day luxury tour of Peru will help you to make the most of your visit.
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Meet your private guide at Lima airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Stroll around the city's lanes and soak in the city's brilliant vibe, culture, and architecture. Relax and enjoy some coffee at one of the various bistros that line the city. Following that, enjoy a lavish dinner at a premium restaurant before retiring to your resort for the night.
Day 2: Exploring Cusco
Today, fly to Cusco, where Andean history comes alive. Quechua-speaking locals of the Incas fill the alleys and markets, colonial churches are situated over smooth stonework, and Peru's rural farmers dressed in colorful attires move across the plazas. Later in the afternoon, explore the largest open market of Cusco and the neighboring witches' market. After trying a few distinctive local foods, make your way to the Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco, a local organization dedicated to preserving the region's weaving traditions. Witness weavers demonstrate their craft and learn about the history and processes of Peru's most famous art form.
Day 3: Venturing to Sacred Valley
This morning, traverse into one of the most gorgeous areas of Peru called The Sacred Valley, which will be your trip's highlight. Visit one of the great textile markets in the area and test your bargaining skills with the locals. If you are seeking adventure, hike up to the stimulating ruins of Pisac or take a short stroll through the countryside to the less-traveled town of Maras, where pre-Columbian salt mines are still in operation. Head out to the Inca agricultural terraces of Moray, which is considered a nursery to experiment with and modify various varieties of crops. Finally, head out to the living Inca City of Ollantaytambo.
Day 4: Discovering Ollantaytambo
Today, visit the undervalued ruins of Ollantaytambo early in the morning before the larger groups of travelers reach here. During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo acted as a royal estate and a refuge when the Spanish conquered Cusco. The ruins exhibit sweeping terraces, huge building blocks, and amazingly preserved architecture. Catch a glimpse of the history within its territories because the town itself is still set out as it used to be during the Inca empire.
Day 5: Heading to Machu Picchu
This morning, your guide will drive you in a private vehicle to Machu Picchu. Follow the Urubamba River as it rumples toward the Amazon and the holy city of Machu Picchu, Peru. After relishing lunch at Aguas Calientes, start your journey of exploring Machu Picchu, which is the former retreat of Inca kings. Wander along ancient canals still carrying water from the high mountains to the baths used by Inca priests. As tourists, you are welcome to dip your hands peacefully in the cool water. After meandering amongst the huge complex of ruins and receiving a well-guided tour of Machu Picchu, return to Aguas Calientes, situated at the base of Machu Picchu. Soak in the hot springs that are present here.
Day 6: Strolling in Machu Picchu
Today, return to the ruins at Machu Picchu and explore more. It is recommended to reach here early in the morning to witness the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Then, hike to the top of Huayna Picchu for magnificent views of the entire area. Afterward, walk the comparatively easy routes to the Temple of the Moon or the Sun Gate. Stroll among the wide expanse of ruins and explore it as much as you wish. Following that, return back to Aguas Calientes before your guide drives you in a private vehicle to Cusco.
Day 7: Enjoying in Cusco
Visit the churches and make your way to the surrounding ruins, such as the expansive Sacsayhuaman ruins overlooking Cusco. Meander through the buzzing Plaza de Armas in the heart of Cusco and shop in the local markets that line these charming streets. Then, watch people from the cafes and restaurants. For those looking for some activities, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or horseback riding can be arranged. Enjoy some of Cusco's varied and stimulating nightlife in the evening, where excellent food and live folk music overflow.
Day 8: Departure
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.