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South Peru Highlights - 5 Days

South Peru Highlights

Peru · Private Tour · 5 Days
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Private Tour
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culture
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landscape

Unearth the rich fusion of colonial and modern architecture in the city of Lima, then travel to the romantic cobbled streets of Cusco and its stunning ruins, and finish your journey in the breathtaking citadel of Machu Picchu. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Lima
Day 2 - Lima City Tour
Day 3 - Lima → Cusco
Day 4 - Cusco → Machu Picchu → Cusco
Day 5 - Cusco → Lima

What is included

  • 4 nights accommodation at comfort hotels
  • English speaking local guides
  • Peru Rail train service
  • Mentioned meals
  • Tips for luggage porters at airports and hotels

What is NOT included

  • International airfare
  • Domestic airfare Lima - Cusco - Lima
  • Meals not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips for guides, bus drivers and waiters
  • Expenses of personal nature
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Lima

Upon arriving at the Lima airport, get your luggage and go through customs, then walk out the exit and look for a person holding a sign with your name on it. He will give you a brief introduction to the city and what you will experience while on route to the hotel. You will have the afternoon free.

Overnight at the hotel.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Dazzler Hotel

Classic Room Lima

day
2
Lima City Tour

After breakfast, then at the scheduled time, you will be picked up at the hotel to begin a great tour of the city's main avenues, boulevards, and squares.

The tour will begin with an exploration of Colonial Lima. First, you will stop off at the Plaza de Armas (Main Square). There, you will explore the square by foot and admire the exteriors of the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace), the Cathedral of Lima, and the Municipalidad (City Hall), all examples of Lima's still-present colonial architectural opulence.

Afterwards, you will visit La Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion that currently holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously inhabited private residence in the Southern Hemisphere. Next, you will make your way to the Convento de 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.

Lunch at Cafe Del Museo restaurant. The highlight of the tour must be the Larco Herrera Museum. Housed in an elegant, whitewashed mansion with a lovely garden, this museum contains the largest private collection of pre-Columbian pottery in Peru, with several tens of thousands of the finest ceramics from diverse pre-Hispanic cultures.

You will complete your tour of Lima with a visit to the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco, a neighborhood called home by countless artists, photographers, and authors. Walk along peculiar streets lined with Republican houses, admire the splendid views, and visit the Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs), witness to untold numbers of past and present romances, and source of inspiration for one of Peru's great composers, Chabuca Granda.

Remaining of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Dazzler Hotel

Classic Room Lima

day
3
Lima → Cusco

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

Upon arriving in the city of Cusco, get your luggage, walk out the exit and look for a person holding a sign with your name on it. He will give you a brief introduction to the city and what you can expect while en route to the hotel.

In the afternoon, you will then visit nearby Fortaleza de Sacsayhuaman, a colossal structure of enormous stones, carved and fitted together with incredible precision.

As you return to the lower part of the city, just a few blocks away, you will discover one of the most impressive buildings of Incan Cusco: the Korikancha (the Golden Temple) - a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold. You will complete the day with a stroll through the Plaza de Armas (Main Square), where you will visit the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Lima → Cusco 1h 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Novotel Hotel

Contemporary Room Cusco

day
4
Cusco → Machu Picchu → Cusco

After breakfast, you will visit the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Aboard a comfortable train, you will depart for the Aguas Calientes train Station, enjoying a spectacular view along the way. Upon arrival, you will transfer to a bus that will take you to the entrance gate of the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas as you explore this magical citadel along with your guide.

After the tour, you will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Time permitting you will be able to head back to the site for a second visit. At the scheduled time, you will be picked up and taken to Aguas Calientes, where you will board your return train.

Upon your arrival at the station just outside of Cusco, a private transfer service will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in the city.

Overnight at the hotel.


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Ollantaytambo → Machu Picchu 1h 50min
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Machu Picchu → Ollantaytambo 1h 50min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Novotel Hotel

Contemporary Room Cusco

day
5
Cusco → Lima

After breakfast, then at the scheduled departure time, you will be met by the transport service and escorted to the airport or station, as needed.

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Cusco → Lima 1h 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Lima
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Dazzler Hotel

Classic Room
Cusco
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Novotel Hotel

Contemporary Room

Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
4 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018$1329$1105

Photos

Koricancha Temple, Cusco
Plaza de Armas, Lima
Machu Picchu
Barranco, Lima

Map

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