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Legacy of the Incas – 12 Day Tour from Lima to Lima

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11 Nights and 12 Days
Availability : Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct
Lima
Lima
Tour Details

Peru is one of the great originating centers of ancient culture, and on this vacation, you’ll discover its archaeological treasures, visit its ancient ruins, and learn about its ancient culture. A highlight of your vacation is a tour to Machu Picchu, where you’ll visit this amazing Inca city. Stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! Also, see the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which was built in the early 12th century. Some of the stones used to build the fortress weigh more than 350 tons, and the stones were fit so tightly together that a piece of paper will not fit between the stones. Try to figure out how it was built without the help of modern technology and machinery! While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth ceremony by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels. 

Of course, no trip to Peru is complete without seeing the Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds, as well as 70 figures, which include a monkey, whale, hummingbird, shark, spiders, and plants. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the earth.

These are just some of the many highlights you’ll see on this wonderful Peru vacation. For travelers ready for a new adventure, this tour is not to be missed!

Price Includes

  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches
  • 8 three-course dinners
  • A welcome dinner at a historic home
  • A farewell dinner in Lima
  • Tour director
What to Expect
  • LIMA - Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery and a local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado; farewell dinner
  • SACRED VALLEY - Enjoy a special lunch, complete with live Andean music and a Mother Earth Ceremony performed by a shaman; visit Pisac; visit Ollantaytambo and a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
  • 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; Pisco Sour mixology lesson
  • CUSCO - Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Inca King greeting; visit the cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko Temple, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman
  • LAKE TITICACA - Guided sightseeing to Taquile and the Uros Floating Islands
  • SILLUSTANI - Visit the ruins; learn about the lives of the local people
  • PARACAS - Fly over the Nazca Lines; cruise to the Ballestas Islands
Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU

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

*Overnight at CASA ANDINA PREMIUM MIRAFLORES

Day 2LIMA

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 taste some typical Peruvian fruit and experience a bit of everyday life in Lima. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow traveling companions at one of Lima’s finest historic homes, CASA GARCIA ALVARADO.

*Breakfast and Dinner Included
*Overnight at CASA ANDINA PREMIUM MIRAFLORES

Day 3LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY

Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will enjoy a special lunch prepared exclusively for Globus guests at a private location. Here, enjoy a live Andean band and experience a mystical 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, continue to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, and enjoy a special dinner at the hotel.

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
*Overnight at CASA ANDINA PREMIUM SACRED VALLEY

Day 4SACRED 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 traditional 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, learn how to mix the perfect Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink, before an exquisite dinner at the hotel.

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
*Overnight at SUMAQ MACHU PICCHU HOTEL

Day 5MACHU 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.

*Breakfast and Lunch Included
*Overnight at CASA ANDINA PREMIUM CUSCO

Day 6CUSCO

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. During your city tour, you will be greeted by an INCA KING, so have your cameras ready! Also visit the semi-circular KENKO Temple with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages, and see the ancient site of Puca Pucara before 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. The remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

*Breakfast and Dinner Included
*Overnight at CASA ANDINA PREMIUM CUSCO

Day 7CUSCO–JULIACA–PUNO (LAKE TITICACA)

Board a flight to Juliaca, where you will continue to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

*Breakfast and Dinner Included
*Overnight at LIBERTADOR PUNO HOTEL

Day 8PUNO. EXCURSION TO LAKE TITICACA

Today, take a motorboat trip to some of the more unique islands of LAKE TITICACA. Start with TAQUILE ISLAND, which was once part of the Inca Empire and was one of the last areas of Peru to be conquered by Spain in the 16th century. The Spanish banned traditional dress on the island, which is why the Spanish peasant dress can still be found today. Next, travel to the fascinating UROS ISLANDS, home to the Uros Indians, who were forced to live on the lake as the Inca Indians pushed farther into their territory. These islands are completely made by reeds and are continually added to as they disintegrate to the bottom of the lake.

*Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
*Overnight at LIBERTADOR PUNO HOTEL

Day 9PUNO–SILLUSTANI–JULIACA–LIMA

Depart for Juliaca this morning, visiting the ruins of SILLUSTANI en route. At this pre-Incan burial ground, see where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests in chullpas—above-ground, cylinder-shaped tombs dating back to the 1400s. While here, spend some time with the locals, see their HOMES, learn how they work, what they eat, and gain a better understanding of their lives. Fly from Juliaca to Lima this afternoon.

*Breakfast Located
*Overnight at CASA ANDINA PREMIUM MIRAFLORES

Day 10LIMA–PARACAS. BALLESTAS ISLANDS CRUISE & NAZCA LINES

Enjoy a scenic drive south along the Pan-American Highway to the Bay of Paracas. CRUISE out to the Ballestas Islands, which are inhabited by a wide variety of sea mammals and exotic birds, including boobies, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins. The huge Candelabro, a candelabra-shaped etching on the Paracas cliffside, can also be seen as you cruise back to shore. Continue to the town of Pisco, the wine capital of Peru. Have your camera handy today as you board your aircraft for a FLIGHT over the Nazca plains, which can only be appreciated by air. Your pilot will point out the mysterious markings known as the NAZCA LINES, a series of drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the parched soil—some up to 1,000 feet long! Theories vary, but the most accepted belongs to German mathematician Maria Reiche, who dubbed the land the “astronomical calendar” of the ancient Peruvians. Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.

*Breakfast and DInner Included
*Overnight at DOUBLETREE HOTEL PARACAS

Day 11PARACAS–LIMA

After some free time in Paracas, return to Lima today. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a memorable farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

*Breakfast and Dinner Included
*Overnight at CASA ANDINA PREMIUM MIRAFLORES

Day 12LIMA

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

*Breakfast Included

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