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8 Day Peru Splendours

Globus Guided Tour starting in Lima and finishing in Lima

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....read more

Overview

Operator: Globus
Style: Premium
Duration: 8 Days
From: Lima to Lima
Tour Code: SO
Our Price From:
$ 2,639
Per Person
Save This Month:
$ 180
Per Person
Countries Visited: Peru

Day By Day

1

Arrive In Lima, Peru.

Arrive in Lima, where you will be met by your Tour Director.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
7

Cusco-Lima.

Board a flight to Lima, where the remainder of your afternoon is at leisure to explore the city. (B)
8

Lima.

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

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

Operator Details

Region: South & Central America
Style: Premium
Accommodation: 5 Star
Hotels: Central - Mostly
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Coach: 5+ Star
Average Age: 50+
Flights: Not Included
Airport Transfers: Available
Tips: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 36 (Avg. 20)
Free Coach WiFi: No
* Source: Globus for tours in South & Central America. Some variances may occur on this tour and information is provided as a guide only.

Reviews (1)

Overall Rating

The tour itinerary was well thought out. The tour director briefed us very well at the beginning of the tour, and kept us well informed daily. The local tour guides were very knowledgeable and approachable. We were impressed and satisfied with the whole tour experience.

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08 Nov 2015 15 Nov 2015 $ 2,709
06 Dec 2015 13 Dec 2015 $ 2,639
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