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    Itinerary

    1. Day1
      Toronto - Lima

      Make your way to YYZ International airport for your flight to Lima. 


    2. Day2
      Lima - Cusco- Urubamba

      On arrival at Lima International Airport you will connect to your domestic flight to Cusco; a short but spectacular flight over the snow-capped 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.

      Overnight in Urubamba


    3. Day3
      BSacred Valley

      Enjoy the day at leisure.

      Overnight in Urubamba

      Optional: Full Day Excursion to Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress – CAD 210 per person  

      Enjoy a drive through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac, where you can explore the bustling Indian market (open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – on other days you will tour the archaeological site of Pisac), where you can buy many different types of Peruvian handicrafts, before visiting Ollantaytambo, an ancient Incan fort. Lunch today will be served at a beautiful country estate on the bank of the Urubamba River.


    4. Day4
      BSacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco

      This morning you will travel on the Vistadome train through the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes, where you will board a shuttle up to the "Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, the city of Machu Picchu was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungle for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.  A knowledgeable tour guide will share the history of this mystical place with you. This afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo rail station, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

      Overnight in Cusco

       

      Optional: Enjoy lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge – CAD 85 per person


    5. Day5
      BCusco

      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, site of the Cathedral and the La Compañía Church. Later you will visit the imposing Sacsayhuaman Fortress, just one example of the military Inca architecture in the area. Finally, the tour heads to the nearby archaeological sites of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, which can be found to the north east of the city.

      Overnight in Cusco          


    6. Day6
      B, LCusco - Puno

      Today one of South America's most extraordinary overland trips takes you by bus from Cusco to Puno, passing through striking highland scenery and picturesque Andean villages.  En-route you will stop at the town of Andahuaylillas.  The church here was founded in 1580 and is a showcase of the colonial art in Peru, sometimes called "the Sistine Chapel of the Americas” due to its rich interior.  You will also stop at Raqchi to see the remains of the remarkable temple of Viracocha, considered by historians to be a particularly important Inca construction, and at La Raya, the highest pass on the route.  As well as beautiful views of the surrounding countryside you will see llamas, alpacas and vicunas wandering wild.  The last stop before Puno is Pucara, an old ceremonial site that shows evidence of a pre-Inca civilization. You will arrive in Puno later this afternoon / evening. 

      Overnight in Puno


    7. Day7
      B, LUros and Taquile Islands

      Today you can enjoy an amazing boat excursion out onto the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, to see the floating Uros Islands and Taquile Island.  The floating islands of the Uros Indians are made by tying totora reeds together and are a must-see for any traveller.  The Uros people consider themselves Lords of the Lake; they hunt wild birds and maintain traditional fishing methods.  Taquile is a very important site known for its archaeological remains, sacred and ceremonial sites and festivals. The island is characterized by its friendly inhabitants, who maintain the customs and traditional clothing of their ancestors – there are many fine, woollen hand-made goods on sale here. 

      Overnight in Puno


    8. Day8
      BPuno - Lima

      Today you will be transferred to the airport at Juliaca for a flight back to Lima. Upon arrival you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.   

      Overnight in Lima

      Optional: Half Day Tour of Lima and the Larco Museum – CAD 110 per person

      Visit some of Lima’s finest sites, including the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace. In modern Lima you will drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro before visiting the world famous Larco Museum.  Founded in 1926 and housed in in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid, the museum boasts the finest gold and silver from Ancient Peru and a famous erotic archaeological collection. 


    9. Day9
      BDepart Lima

      After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and store your bags at the hotels reception until it is time for your transfer to the airport later this evening.

      Today you will be transferred to Lima International Airport for your flight home. 


    10. Day10
      Arrive in Toronto

      Arrive in Toronto

      Flight details to follow 


  • Other information

    Tour Price:

    $2699 based on double occupancy

    $589  single supplement

     

    TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

    ·         7 Nights’ Accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed hotels or similar

    ·         Daily buffet breakfast

    ·         2 Special Lunches

    ·         Transportation by deluxe vehicle

    ·         All return 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 VISTADOME train

    ·         English Speaking local guides as per the itinerary

    ·         Domestic airfare (Lima – Cusco & Juliaca – Lima)

    ·         International Airfare from Toronto  

    ·         All Air taxes and fuel surcharges

    ·         All local applicable taxes

     

    TOUR PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    -       Items of a personal nature

    -       Tips and Gratuities

    -       Medical / Travel insurance

    -       Optional excursions

    -       Visa fees, if applicable

    -       Early check in or Late check out 

           -       Any item not specified as being included