12 Day Land of The Incas

Trafalgar Guided Tour starting in Lima and finishing in Lima

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 12 Day Land of The Incas. Soar over intricate desert designs carved centuries ago - the vastness of Peru traced from its Pacific edge to the mountain fortresses of the Incas and the shimmering blue of South America's largest lake, where you will journey to the quiet...read more
Overview
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Guided Tour (Premium)
Style: Country Explorer
Max Group Size: 48
Duration: 12 Days
From: Lima to Lima
Tour Code: LLIA
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Peru
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$ 5,734
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1
Arrive Lima (2 Nights)
The Capital of the New World extends a warm welcome on your epic voyage through the iconic and unexpected highlights of Peru. Meet your local host on arrival and transfer to your hotel in the fashionable barrio of Miraflores. This evening, you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. (WR) Stay: Hilton Miraflores
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Lima Sightseeing
Ease in to Lima life with a leisurely morning to enjoy the city. Next, you'll connect with the colonial heritage of Francisco Pizzaro's "City of Kings", joining your Local Specialist for a city tour that reveals Lima's colonial splendour. Admire the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre and see the Church of San Francisco, delving into its hidden catacombs, religious art museum and extensive library. Later, you'll embark on a scenic walk through Miraflores and soak up the local sights and sounds. (BB)
3
Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley
We'll fly to Cusco this morning, the gateway to Peru's treasured Sacred Valley, where we'll 'Dive into Culture', meeting a Shaman who will perform a special ceremony to welcome us to Peru. We 'Connect with Locals' next over a Be My Guest lunch, learning about the culture surrounding the production of Giant White Corn. Our hosts will demonstrate the differences between traditional farming techniques and the newer technologies used today. Later, we'll revel in the romance of the local Marinera dance and admire the showmanship of the Peruvian Paso horses before a visit to the Pisac handicraft market. The sweet flavours of chica are ours to enjoy next, as we 'Dive into Culture' yet again, savouring the favourite drink of the Andes. (CB/L/D) Stay: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness
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Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
Visit the mystical Incan stronghold of Ollantaytambo en route to Machu Picchu, ascending to the Lost City in the Clouds aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Here you will delve into the mysteries of this once-great civilisation, joining your Local Specialist for an exploration of the temples, palaces and terraces whose construction defy imagination. Visit the iconic great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana, most likely used as a sundial centuries ago. We return to our hotel where we'll dine tonight. (BB/D) Stay: Sumaq Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu - Cusco (2 Nights)
The ruins of Machu Picchu beckon yet again and we enjoy one final opportunity to reconnect with its story, spending some time on our own to explore the hill-top fortress. Next, we'll journey back to the Sacred Valley by train, stopping en route to Cusco to 'Dive into Culture' and learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers. Our 'Stay with a Story' tonight is a centuries-old mansion located in the historic centre of Cusco. (BB) Stay: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel
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Cusco Sightseeing
Begin your day at the ruins of the UNESCO-listed Sacsayhuaman fortress overlooking Cusco. Your Local Specialist will guide you through Cusco's colonial centre, built on the foundations of former Inca temples and palaces. Visit the baroque Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the bohemian barrio of San Blas. Later, you'll join another Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina. The afternoon is free before a your choice dining experience, giving you the choice of several local restaurants at which to dine. (BB/YC)
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Cusco Sightseeing - Juliaca - Puno (2 Nights)
Fly to Juliaca and meet a Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian altiplano. After an included lunch, we'll visit Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo. Explore the towering chullpas (above ground tombs) before travelling to Puno along the shores of Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the sun. (BB/L) Stay: Libertador Lake Titicaca
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Lake Titicaca Excursion
Cruise the deep blue waters of Lake Titicaca with a Local Specialist, passing floating islands constructed from reeds by the Uros Indians. In the midst of South America's largest lake lies Taquile Island, where we'll embark on a private tour to gain insights into the tradition of weaving and knitting for which the local villagers-men and women-are renowned. Learn more about the islanders' unique way of life and enjoy a Regional Meal lunch. Tonight, we indulge in a Trafalgar highlight-dinner at our favourite local restaurant in Puno. (BB/RM/D)
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Puno - Juliaca - Lima - Paracas (2 Nights)
Return to Lima this morning, then continue your journey to the coastal playground of Paracas. Discover what life is like in Peru's rural countryside before arriving to Paracas for dinner at your seaside hotel and an evening at leisure. Perhaps there's even time for a stroll along the Malecon? (BB/L/D) Stay: Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa
10
Paracas - Nazca Lines Flight
Take to the skies, soaring above the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines, gigantic geometric designs viewable only from the air. Next, stop this morning at the Regional Museum of Ica where we'll explore the centuries-old cultures of the Paracas and Nazca. 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest pisco in the country. The rest of the day is free. (BB/D)
11
Paracas - Ballestas Islands - Lima
This morning, connect with nature, cruising around the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a "mini-Galapagos" teeming with wildlife. See the mysterious Candelabra in Pisco Bay, then return to Lima where this evening, we'll visit the Larco Museum with a Local Specialist. Our journey almost at its end, we'll indulge in a festive Farewell Dinner in the museum's garden restaurant. (BB/FD) Stay: Hilton Miraflores
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Depart Lima
Say hasta luego to Peru and its ancient treasures, and take transfer to the airport for your flight home or consider extending your holiday in Lima at the Hilton Miraflores. (BB)
Trafalgar Inclusions
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Lima, Cusco
  • Cruise around Lake Titicaca, the Ballestas Islands
  • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley
  • See the other-wordly Nazca Lines from the air
  • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train
  • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, the Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • A Trafalgar bonus - All Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Juliaca and Juliaca to Lima, including porter service at all airports.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 8 dinners
Flights
  • Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Juliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the prices will be higher.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
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