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8 Day Peru Splendours

Globus Guided Tour starting in Lima and finishing in Lima

Countries Visited: Peru 
2015 Globus South & Central America Tours Operator: Globus Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
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Duration: 8 Days    Compare Tour
From: Lima to Lima    Save to Shortlist
Tour Code: SO
  

Tour Description

Globus has created special experiences that will bring you behind the scenes, spotlight the unique stories of your journey, and bring to life the local flavour of your destination. Discover the best of Peru on this 8 day tour including sighseeing in Lima, the Sacred Valley and of course two days to explore Machu Picchu. Take a train through the Urubamba Valley, enjoy sightseeing with a local guide. Finish of your tour with sightseeing in Cusco.

Included Features

  • LIMA: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; visit a local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at a local Peruvian restaurant
  • SACRED VALLEY: Visit the Kenko Amphitheatre, the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, and Pisac; visit a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life; Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; dinner and Peruvian Paso Horse Show
  • MACHU PICCHU: Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu
  • CUSCO: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery; farewell dinner
  • MEALS: Breakfast (B) daily, 3 lunches (L), 4 three-course dinners (D) including a welcome dinner in Lima and a farewell dinner in Cusco
  • HEADSETS throughout the tour
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Best Available (BA), Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F)
  • Lima Casa Andina Select Miraflores (F), Sacred Valley Posada del Inca Yucay (F), Machu Picchu El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu (F), Cusco Sonesta Hotel Cusco (SF);

Tour Meals

  • Breakfast - 7
  • Lunch - 3
  • Dinner - 4

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Day
1
Arrive In Lima, Peru.
Arrive in Lima, where you will be met by your Tour Director.
Day
2
Lima.
This afternoon, your Local Guide focuses on the city's colonial heritage during a walking TOUR. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. For a special treat, stop at a LOCAL PERUVIAN FOOD MARKET to get a real taste of life for the local people. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Lima's Peruvian restaurants with your fellow travelling companions. (B/D)
Day
3
Lima-Cusco-Sacred Valley.
Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Spend the day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting with a visit to the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones-with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons-was built. While at the ruins, experience an El Pago a la Tierra, or MOTHER EARTH CEREMONY, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. Next, stop at the semi-circular KENKO Amphitheatre with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages. See the ancient site of Puca Pucara before continuing to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop its famous market for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewellery, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, and enjoy a special dinner outing with a PERUVIAN PASO HORSE SHOW. (B/L/D)
Day
4
Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu.
This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO, followed by the opportunity to visit a HOME, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life. Next, board the Vistadome TRAIN for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the "Lost City of the Incas," high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Tonight, stay at a nearby hotel. (B/L/D)
Day
5
Machu Picchu-Cusco.
Your entrance to MACHU PICCHU is included for a second day. Enjoy the tranquility of the morning, with free time to wander the ruins at your own pace and experience the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by TRAIN and continue on to Cusco. (B/L)
Day
6
Cusco.
This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco city TOUR, with visits to the imposing CATHEDRAL and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY . The remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
Day
7
Cusco-Lima.
Board a flight to Lima, where the remainder of your afternoon is at leisure to explore the city. (B)
Day
8
Lima.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
The combination of popular and innovative destinations, flawless service, and integrity, have earned Globus an enviable record in the travel industry. Customer loyalty is such that seven out of ten Globus customers have been recommended by past travellers, or travelled before.
Region: South & Central America Guided: Tour Host & Driver Average Age: 50+
Style: Premium Coach: 5+ Star Flights: Not Included
Accommodation: 5 Star Max Group Size: 36 (Avg. 20) Airport Transfers: Available
Hotels: Central - Mostly Free Coach WiFi: No Tips: Option to Pre Purchase
* Source: Globus for tours in South & Central America . Some variances may occur on this tour and information is provided as a guide only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we choose a Globus Tour?

From vibrant Rio de Janeiro to the intriguing Amazon Jungle, and from enigmatic Machu Picchu to the fascinating Galápagos Islands and the scenic beauty of Costa Rica, you're sure to have a vacation like no other with Globus. Explore the major cities - Rio, Buenos Aires, Lima, Quito, Santiago, and San José - and observe the amazing scenery found throughout Central & South America. Witness breathtaking Iguassu Falls, walk through Monteverde's cloud forest, explore the Amazon Jungle, snorkel with sea life in the Galápagos Islands, and marvel at the Andes Mountains. See the historical monuments and ancient ruins - from Machu Picchu to the moai at Easter Island. Plus, Globus offers you unique experiences, such as a Mother Earth ceremony with a shaman in Peru, a Tango lesson in Buenos Aires, and an Andes Lake crossing. All of this and more await you on Globus tours to Central & South America.

When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Travel documents, including your paper tickets or e-ticket itineraries and other information, are posted by Global Journeys approximately two to three weeks prior to departure from Australia, provided full payment has been received.

Who else will be travelling with me?

The average number of people on a Globus tour is 38, and we limit the number of tour members on our tours to a maximum of 44. This ensures smaller groups giving you more space, comfort and legroom. However our Platinum Collection tours carry a maximum of 40 passengers.

Will the coach be modern and comfortable, and how many will be on tour with me?

If there is ever a time you'll appreciate choosing Globus, it's when you board our luxury coaches. In Europe for instance, we limit our group size to just 44 people with the average group size being 38, this means fewer seats providing extra legroom for greater comfort. With panoramic windows, air-conditioning, state-of-the-art sound system and reclining seats, you'll journey in style when travelling from one superb destination to the other. Our Platinum Collection tours carry a maximum of 40 passengers. We offer daily rotation of seating, which gives everyone a variety of views.

What is the difference between a tour director and a local guide? What are they like?

Your tour director will accompany you from the start to the end of your tour, educating you on the places and the history of the destination. Local guides are included in many cities to give you in-depth information on the culture, history and attractions of the city. Both Tour Director and Local Guides have a passion for travel, people and the destination and look forward to sharing their passion with you. If you chose to book either a "pre" or "post" - vacation extension, please note that your Tour Director may not escort you during this part of your vacation. However, in such cases, a Local Host will be available should you require any assistance.

Do the prices include tips to Tour Directors, Drivers & Local Guides?

It is customary worldwide to pay tips to Tour Directors and Drivers on all international vacations and these are not included in your quote. The option to prepay these tips prior to departure is possible however. Please ask your consultant to include this in your quote. You will receive Gratuity vouchers with your travel documents and all you need to do is give this to the Tour Director and driver or Cruise Director and ship's crew at the end of the vacation.

Does Globus offer more tours that are not printed within each brochure?

Yes, Globus offers over 200 tours worldwide and it's not possible to include them all in a brochure. All tours are featured on our website however!

I'm finding it difficult to match two tours together?

Have you considered pre or post tour accommodation? We offer fantastic rates hard to find elsewhere and this may enable you to select sequential tours with minimal disruption to your intended travel plans.

Do you have a share program for singles?

Globus do not take reservations on a "share" basis. Sidestep the single room supplement by travelling with a friend if you can.

Where can I find out more information on Globus?

We have a dedicated section on our website providing more detailed information on Globus including FAQ's on what you need to know before, during and after your travel; as well as information on their 'Touring Styles', and a comprehensive search facility to enable you to easily find more of their tours. Read more> (NB: This link will take you away from this tour itinerary page).

Airport Transfer Information

Arival transfers are free on brochured dates for most South & Central America tour itineraries. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant will provide pricing (if applicable) and details in your quote. Departure transfers are only available direct from your Globus tour director while on tour. Please see travel documents for full details regarding set pick-up times at designated airport locations. For very early departures, please note that breakfast cannot be included.

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01 Feb 2015 08 Feb 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $110 AU $2,709  
15 Feb 2015 22 Feb 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $110 AU $2,709  
01 Mar 2015 08 Mar 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $110 AU $2,709  
15 Mar 2015 22 Mar 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $110 AU $2,709  
29 Apr 2015 06 May 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
10 May 2015 17 May 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
24 May 2015 31 May 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
21 Jun 2015 28 Jun 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
19 Jul 2015 26 Jul 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
16 Aug 2015 23 Aug 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
13 Sep 2015 20 Sep 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
27 Sep 2015 04 Oct 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
25 Oct 2015 01 Nov 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
08 Nov 2015 15 Nov 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
06 Dec 2015 13 Dec 2015 AU $2,819 AU $3,267 AU $180 AU $2,639  
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