12 - DAYS TREASURES OF THE INCAS LAND TOUR

OCTOBER 21 TO NOVEMBER 1, 2023

LIMA TO LIMA

SEE THE SPECTACULAR SITES AND TASTE THE CULINARY DELIGHTS OF PERU

 LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE LAND TOUR

SMALL GROUP, AGENCY HOSTED

$9,999CAD PP IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY OR $12,999CAD IF TRAVELLING SOLO

BOOK NOW AND RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY PREPAID GRATUITIES FOR TOUR MANAGER, LOCAL GUIDES AND DRIVERS

LET US TREAT YOU TO A COMPLIMENTARY LIMO RIDE TO PEARSON AIRPORT AT DEPARTURE

AND START YOUR VACATION IN STYLE*

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*$70 CREDIT IN LIEU OF THE LIMO RIDE FOR OUR GUESTS OUTSIDE OF THE GREATER TORONTO AREA

All of this is included!

Inclusions

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and tested
  • Luxury air-conditioned coaches
  • Domestic flights within Peru
  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Immersive and interactive tours
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Agency host with min. 10 guests
  • Expert Travel Concierge, knowledgeable local guides, and professional drivers
  • Tips for Travel Concierge, local guides and drivers

Why We Think You Will Love It

Highlights

  • Lima: Choose between two carefully selected activities; Guided Tour of the San Francisco Monastery or Visit Torre de Tagle Palace
  • Sacred Valley: Learn from locals about the process of salt mining.
  • Ollantaytambo: Join a local expert and visit the ruins See the magnificent views of the ruins on the side of the cliffs above the Urubamba river.
  • Machu Picchu: Explore the ancient Inca citadel
  • Machu Picchu: visit a working tea plantation
  • Cusco: Join your Local Expert for a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuman,
  • Lake Titicaca: Visit the Uros Floating Islands to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the local people over lunch

Intrigued to explore more of South America?

Why not continue your tour of Peru with a 12-day ocean cruise along the spectacular Chilean coastline?

Sail from Valparaiso to the end of the world-Ushuaia and Port Williams! 

Ask us for details on voyage itinerary and fares!

 

“… years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, sail away from the safe harbour, EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER” …

Mark Twain

Lima, Peru 

Day 1: Oct 21, 2023

Welcome to Peru! On arrival at Lima International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your luxurious hotel with ocean view rooms in Miraflores. Meet us again for a Welcome Dinner at MAYTA local restaurant with chef Jamie Pesaque.

MEAL(S):Dinner with Wine

ACCOMMODATION: JW Marriott Hotel Lima (or similar), 2 nights

Lima, Peru

Day 2: Oct 22, 2023

Explore the UNESCO-listed Historic Center of Lima with a Local Expert. Drive to the main square where you will see the Cathedral, the Government Palace, Archbishop’s Palace and the City Hall. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to take a guided tour of the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs, built in 1673 and home to 25,000 antique texts. Alternatively, you can visit the Historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank Museum which exhibits archaeological and artistic pieces from pre-Hispanic cultures. Continue to the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores and make a stop at the “Parque del Amor” for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Chairman’s Collection exclusive: Dr. Francisco Diez-Canseco Távara invites you to lunch at his beautiful villa to learn about his family’s long heritage in Peru. Later, you have a special invitation to visit the house and workshop of renowned Peruvian sculptor and painter Victor Delfin, one of the most recognizable contemporary artists in Latin America.

 

MEAL(S):Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Sacred Valley, Peru

Day 3, Oct 23, 2023

Board your flight to Cusco and continue on to Peru’s Sacred Valley. Visit the colorful market in the town of Chinchero. Afterwards, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, and a recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques and how she has succeeded in bringing weaving once more to the forefront of her community. Later in the afternoon, check in to your luxurious spa resort.

MEAL(S):Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Wine

ACCOMMODATION: Tambo del Inka (2 nights)

Sacred Valley, Peru

Day 4, Oct 24, 2023

Visit the spectacular terraced salt pans where you will meet with a family member from the town of Maras, who will explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate in the tradition. The salt pans, dating back to Inca times, have been passed down through families for generations and today are maintained in much the same way as they were long ago. Dine the local way as you feast on a typical Peruvian meal, a caja china lunch of fresh vegetables and slow-roasted meats, all cooked in a wooden box. After lunch, participate in a shaman ritual. A local shaman will perform a welcoming ceremony to the Sacred Valley and the mystical Andes Mountains that surround it.

MEAL(S):Breakfast, Lunch

Machu Picchu, Peru

Day 5: Oct 25, 2023

Today you’ll visit the town of Ollantaytambo, a national archeological site set on the Urubamba River. Afterwards, board your first-class seats on the Vistadome train for your scenic journey to Machu Picchu village. Enjoy lunch at your rejuvenating resort followed by a guided exploration of its nature trails and fascinating cloud forest ecosystem. Choose to discover a working tea plantation, where you’ll get a hands on experience in the art of tea making while chatting with a local guide. Alternatively, you can see the world’s largest private collection of indigenous orchids, the most diverse plant family on the planet. In the evening, enjoy a dinner with wine at the hotel.

MEAL(S): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Wine

ACCOMMODATION: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (or similar), 2 nights

Machu Picchu, Peru

Day 6: Oct 26, 2023

No trip to Peru would be complete without visiting the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Pichu. Arrive at this striking archeological site before the crowds of day-trippers. Meet your Local Expert for a guided exploration through the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas, rediscovered only 100 years ago by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. See the great Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, believed to be an ancient sun clock. Enjoy an Andean lunch at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. After a full day of discovery, enjoy a delicious dinner with wine, where you can share stories of your day with fellow guests in the serenity of your tranquil hotel

MEAL(S):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Cusco, Peru

Day 7: Oct 27, 2023

Bid goodbye to Machu Picchu as you travel to the Sacred Valley by train en route to Cusco. Stop for a traditional Highlight Lunch and savor a sumptuous Pachamanca feast of Peruvian cuisine cooked underground. After lunch, get up-close to llamas, guanacos, alpacas and even the rare vicuñas. Visit San Cristobal viewpoint which features one of the most panoramic views of Cusco from above before arriving at your historic hotel in Cusco.

MEAL(S): Breakfast, Lunch

ACCOMMODATION: Belmond Hotel Monasterio, 2 nights

Cusco, Peru

Day 8: Oct 28, 2023

Join your Local Expert for a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuman, one of the most important Incan sites. It was designated as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site along with the city of Cusco. In the afternoon, visit Korikancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, and cathedral on a walking tour. Later, In the evening, enjoy a candlelit Highlight Dinner with wine at one of the city’s most prominent culinary scenes, the MAP Restaurant in the central Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.

MEAL(S):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Puno, Peru

Day 9: Oct 29, 2023

Board your included flight to Juliaca and head to Sillustani to explore the impressive burial grounds. Afterwards, continue to Puno, nestled along the majestic shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy the sunsets on the lake while staying at the perfectly located GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca

MEAL(S): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

ACCOMMODATION: Libertador Lake Titicaca (or similar), 2 nights 

Puno, Peru

Day 10: Oct 30, 2023

Join your local expert for a private cruise of Lake Titicaca to the Uros Floating Islands. See how the inhabitants have kept the old empire’s traditions alive for hundreds of years on these man-made islands, boats and platforms all constructed by reeds. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you meet a local family on Amantani Island. As machines are not used on this island, you’ll see how this culture maintains the traditions of their ancestors. Join members of the community for a farm-to-table lunch before exploring the terraced hillsides for superb views and ancient ruins.

MEAL(S):Breakfast, Lunch

Lima, Peru

Day 11: Oct 31, 2023

Depart your lakeside retreat today and return to Lima. Savor a sensational Celebration Dinner with wine at Matria, where chef Arlette Eulert Checa intrigues and delights with creative seasonal dishes that are in harmony with nature’s offerings.

MEAL(S): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

ACCOMMODATION: JW Marriott Hotel Lima (or similar), 1 night

Depart Lima 

Day 12: Nov 1, 2023

Your Peruvian adventure draws to a close as you say goodbye to your fellow travelers and Traveling Concierge, before being transferred to Lima airport.

MEAL(S):Breakfast

The experience

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Tal McKelvey at EXT 301, or by email: tal@clarksontravel.ca

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