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Unmissable Sites of Peru Tour

PRIVATE TOUR - 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 2581

Private Tour Highlights

  • Enjoying an overnight stay near the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ and an optional second day to return to Machu Picchu, to hike Huayna Picchu or to relax in the village of Aguas Calientes and its hot springs.
  • Appreciating the key sites of Peru with private transfers between points of interest and private tours with local guides, far away from any crowds for a genuine experience.
  • Experiencing Peru's capital on a private city tour of Lima with a journey through the historic center of the city and the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores.
  • Taking a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to the town of Aguas Calientes before reaching Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the ruins.
  • Shopping in San Pedro Market, a lively, local market where victors can interact with the locals either selling or purchasing local Andean ingredients and goods.
  • Witnessing the once flourishing ceremonial and agricultural site and the gateway to the Inca Empire., Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.
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Tour Overview

Experience the Unmissable Sites of Peru in style with private tours lead by knowledgeable, local guides, private transfers, and stays in the stunning Casa Andina, all starting at $1985 per person!

Yampu Tours’ travel experts have crafted this exclusive offer in celebration of the news of Peru receiving the Safe Travels seal, the world’s first safety and hygiene seal for tourism against covid-19. With Peru carefully reopening to tourism with advanced safety precautions, visitors can safely discover the highlights of Peru.

Sample regional delicacies at the colorful San Pedro Market while discovering ancient Incan architecture in the city of Cusco. After spending time walking Cusco’s cobblestoned streets, taking in the beautiful architecture, and visiting historic points of interest, the tour continues to Machu Picchu.

After taking a scenic train ride through the picturesque Sacred Valley, visitors will be welcomed to the Lost City of the Incas to enjoy a private tour of the ruins. Making the long venture worthwhile, visitors will enjoy an evening at one of Yampu’s preferred top of the line hotels, just outside of the ruins. The next morning, explorers will have a myriad of optional activities to choose from including a sunrise hike up Huayna Picchu.

The tour concludes with a tour of Peru’s capital Lima. Travelers will take a journey through the historic center of the city, the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, and the newly renovated Larco Herrera Museum.

 

 

*Trip must be booked as-is without customization or additional alterations. Cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, or promotions. Booking must be made by December 15th, 2020, and travel by December 15th, 2022. Restrictions and terms & conditions apply. Pricing is inclusive of local flights, 4-star hotel accommodation with breakfast, all private tours, and transfers with an English speaking guide. 
Inclusions
Prices include round-trip airfare from Lima to Cusco; hotel accommodation including daily continental or buffet breakfast; transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including all entrance fees; and meals where specified. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.

Note:
*Cost includes Vistadome train from Cusco or the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Vistadome is ideal for travelers who want a personalized immersion of Andean culture with traditional dances and music along the way. This train features panoramic windows, leather seats, new table design as well as heating and air conditioning. Deluxe service Hiram Bingham train features an observation wagon with a bar and two dining cars. In addition, this train includes a gourmet brunch on board, exclusive bus return to Machu Picchu, entrance to Machu Picchu as well as a guided tour. Afternoon tea in the Sanctuary Lodge, pre-dinner cocktails and a 4-course, a la carte dinner is also included. The train does not operate on Sundays. Upgrades available from Vistadome to Hiram Bingham Deluxe; please ask your Yampu Tour Consultant for the cost of the upgrade.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$2581 £$3155 £$5389
Single N/A £$3897 £$5054 £$9473

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Peru

Overnight flight to the capital of Peru, Lima.

Overnight flight to the capital of Peru, Lima.

Day
2

Welcome to Peru!

Upon arrival, be met by staff to assist with a connecting flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, be greeted and transferred to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to acclimate. Cusco’s elevation is approximately 3,400 meters (11,200 feet), so it is highly recommended to rest upon arrival for a few hours and taking in some coca tea.

Note: Check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed). Also, if one is to take a day flight to Lima, we can accommodate a night at the airport hotel (at extra cost). Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant. ...read less

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3

Introduction to Cusco

This morning, enjoy a private walking tour of Cusco and visit the Korikancha Temple, or Temple of the Sun, and the Cathedral and its Art Museum. During this private tour today there will be the option to visit the Casa Concha museum or the San Pedro Market.

The Casa Concha museum was recently renovated and houses over 360 archaeological pieces from Machu Picchu, recently returned by Yale University.
San Pedro Market is a lively, local market where one will receive a briefing about the local Andean ingredients and have an opportunity to purchase them. This market visit is a great opportunity to interact with the locals either selling or purchasing items from the market.

This afternoon there will be time for lunch before continuing to the nearby water shrine of Tambomachay (the Inca Fountains), Puca Pucara (the Red Fortress), the amphitheater of Kenko and finally the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. This afternoon, return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Note: For more adventurous travelers, Yampu suggests an optional sunset horseback riding tour through the Sacsayhuaman Ruins. Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant for more information. ...read less

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4

Exploration of Machu Picchu

Early morning transfer to the train station. The train will head through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to the town of Aguas Calientes. From here, board a bus to Machu Picchu and then have a guided tour of the ruins. Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, was a flourishing ceremonial and agricultural site, probably the gateway to the jungle marshes of the Inca Empire. The central buildings were erected with the polished stone works of the Cusco Imperial style, though the site was probably occupied well before the Incas started their expansion. It was associated with the earth cult revolving around the coca leaf, which was a privilege of the Inca royal family and priests. Enjoy lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge, at the entrance of the ruins, before returning to the hotel at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a wonderful dinner at the hotel or in the town of Aguas Calientes.

Note: Government regulations limit the number of visitors to Machu Picchu daily. Entrance is subject to availability. Please book with plenty of notice to confirm entrance to the ruins. Machu Picchu entrance tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. ...read less

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5

Day of Leisure

Day at leisure. One may choose to return to Machu Picchu, hike Huayna Picchu or relax in the village of Aguas Calientes and its hot springs. In the afternoon, board the train to return to Cusco. Upon arrival, train station reception and transfer to the hotel.

Note: Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu on this day are not included. Please contact a Yampu travel consultant to go back to the ruins or hike the Huayna Picchu at time of booking (subject to availability).

Day at leisure. One may choose to return to Machu Picchu, hike Huayna Picchu or relax in the village of Aguas Calientes and its hot springs. In the afternoon, board the train to return to Cusco. Upon arrival, train station reception and transfer to the hotel.

Note: Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu on this day are not included. Please contact a Yampu travel consultant to go back to the ruins or hike the Huayna Picchu at time of booking (subject to availability).

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Day
6

Return to Lima and Private City Tour

This morning be met at the hotel in Cusco and transferred to the airport for a flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, be greeted and transferred to the hotel.

In the afternoon enjoy a private city tour of Lima—one of the most important cities in South America since its founding in 1535. Journey through the historic center of the city, admire the beauty of San Martin and Major squares, the Cathedral, the Government Palace, and visit San Francisco Convent, a religious building from the late 16th century, and its catacombs. This tour also includes a drive through the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. Please note the Cathedral is open daily except on Sundays.
During the tour, visit the Museo Larco. Founded in 1926 the Museo Larco chronologically showcases the past 3,000 years of Peruvian history and culture including its pre-Colombian history. The museum is located in a beautiful 18th century vice-royal mansion built atop a 7th century pre-Colombian tomb. After exploring the Museo Larco enjoy a complimentary cocktail and appetizer at the onsite Larco Cafe overlooking the beautiful, surrounding gardens. ...read less

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Day
7

Flight Home

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home, or overlap with the add-on of choice.

Note: If the departing flight is in the evening, Yampu recommends adding a tour to Pachacamac with an introduction to the Peruvian Paso horse.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home, or overlap with the add-on of choice.

Note: If the departing flight is in the evening, Yampu recommends adding a tour to Pachacamac with an introduction to the Peruvian Paso horse.

Lima, Peru

Cusco, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Places You'll See

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    Lima

    Bursting with architectural history and culture, Lima has an eclectic array of attractions. Visit the Santo Domingo Convent, a religious and artistic staple of the city’s historic center. Take a walk along the cliffs of the Miraflores district, showcasing the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, and after, enjoy some shopping at the Larcomar Mall.

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    Cusco

    Once a powerful Incan city, Cusco is filled to the brim with relics of its grand history. Visit the ruins of the ancient Incan Koricancha Temple, where the Church of Santo Domingo now stands atop. Behold the many beautiful, colonial buildings in the Main Square, including the Cathedral and Church of La Compania de Jesus (Society of Christ).

  • Machu Picchu

    Recently, following UNESCO recommendations, Peruvian authorities have placed restrictions on the visitation of Machu Picchu, the lost Incan ruins. Currently, no more than 2,500 people daily will be allowed to visit the ruins. While these new restrictions are great for the preservation of the ruins, they may cause some difficulties in your ability to visit them, so we recommend booking with plenty of notice.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Cusco : Casa Andina Premium, Cusco

Machu Picchu : Casa del Sol

Lima : Doubletree El Pardo, Lima

5 Star Properties

Cusco : Palacio del Inka by Libertador, Cusco

Machu Picchu : Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo (Superior Room)

Luxury Properties

Lima : JW Marriott, Lima

Cusco : Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Machu Picchu : Sanctuary Lodge (standard Room)

Lima : Belmond Miraflores Park Plaza (Junior Suite City View)

Testimonials

Ron C.

Traveled June 2018

A life rewarding experience

Our family of four just returned from a two-week excursion in Peru. We traveled to Lima, the Peruvian Rainforest, Cusco, Urubamba, Machu Picchu and Puno/Lake Titicaca. We stayed in five different amazing hotels during our stay. Our tour operator, Yampu Tours did an exceptional job organizing the trip. We had an incredibly knowledgeable guide with us every step of way meeting us at our hotel managing our domestic air, bus and train transportation in Peru. Every guide was extremely knowledgeable about the sites/attractions. At no point did we ever get lost, feel rushed or left to our own devices (we do not speak Spanish… but we tried). This was easily one of the most carefree/safe trips with lots of adventures along the way. Lima is a city full of culinary delights, the biodiversity of the rainforest was incredible and visiting Cusco, the ancient Inca ruins, indigenous cultures of Puno, and Peruvian people in general was a life rewarding experience. I would wholeheartedly and emphatically recommend Yampu Tours (without reservation) for individuals and families alike for any travel considerations to Peru.

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Mark L.

Traveled January 2018

Can’t recommend Yampu highly enough!

Yampu put together an outstanding trip for us to Chile (Santiago, Patagonia and Cape Horn), Argentina, and Peru (Lima, Cusco/Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu). Karolina was amazingly professional, well organized and knowledgeable! She was there for all of our questions with the right answers. Wonderful lodging, fabulous guides and all arrangements in place for each location. That the weather cooperated throughout the trip was simply icing on the cake! Can’t recommend Yampu highly enough! Thank you so much for making our journey such a memorable success!!

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Bob K.

Traveled August 2017

All of the upgrades were appreciated!

Our trip was fantastic! And everything seemed to go without a hitch.  Both Anne and I successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro without any altitude signs or symptoms; not even a headache. (Although we did see lots of people getting sick, and three with severe altitude sickness.  And one lady fractured a leg.) Adding the post-climb safari was wonderful! And all of the upgrades were appreciated! Shah Tours did a great job!  Anne and I were very lucky to have the guides we had. Hillary and Musa were particularly excellent.  We probably were successful to summit because of these two excellent professionals.

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