Peru Splendors
8 Days - Roundtrip from Lima

$2,940 CAD PP
SAVE $665 per couple!
*price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, land only, and includes ALL applicable savings.
Based on May 19, 2019 departure date. Other dates available

From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich history to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights. Lima is a cosmopolitan city steeped in history with pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions with lavish, Moorish-style balconies. On your sightseeing tour, you’ll see many of its famous sights, including the San Francisco Monastery. High in the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and is sure to please history buffs. Learn about the Incas’ struggles with the invading Spaniards on your tour of Cusco and visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century with some stones weighing more than 350 tons. Try to figure out how it was built so precisely without the help of modern machinery and technology! Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Urubamba Valley. Stand in awe as you witness it. It is one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the world!

Not only will you visit the must-see sights, you’ll also have an opportunity to learn about Peruvian life. Experience a 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. You’ll also stop at a local Peruvian food market and visit a home to meet some of the locals and experience their way of life. Peru tours from Globus offer travellers the best of both worlds: popular attractions and local cultures. Book your trip to Peru now!

 

DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING
LIMA
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; visit a Globus Local Favorite local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at a local Peruvian restaurant

SACRED VALLEY
Globus Local Favorite Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; visit Awanakancha and Pisac; visit Ollantaytambo and Globus Local Favorite 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

CUSCO
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Globus Local Favorite participate in a celebratory pasacalle (Andean parade); visit the cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman; farewell dinner


MEALS
Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 4 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner in Lima and a farewell dinner in Cusco



ITINERARY
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU
Arrive in Lima, where you will be met by your Tour Director. 

DAY 2 LIMA
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  Globus Local Favorite LOCAL PERUVIAN FOOD MARKET to get a real taste of life for the local people. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Lima’s Peruvian restaurants with your fellow traveling companions. 
Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3 LIMA–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 have lunch and experience an Globus Local Favorite 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, stop at AWANAKANCHA to meet local families who preserve the ancient technique of Pre-Columbian weaving using South American camelid fibers. Here is your chance to get up close to the various camelids, including alpaca, llama, guanaco, and vicuña, indigenous to the region. Continue to PISAC, an old mountain village, where you will have free time to shop its famous market 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 & Dinner

DAY 4 SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU
This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO, followed by the opportunity to visit a Globus Local Favorite HOME, meet some of the locals, and experience their 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, stay at a nearby hotel. 
Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5 MACHU 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 & Lunch

DAY 6 CUSCO
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. A  Globus Local Favorite special treat is in store for you when you are greeted by a group of Andean musicians dressed in colorful Inca textiles. They will escort you on a PASACALLE through Cusco while playing traditional music and performing ancient dances—an experience you won’t soon forget! Also visit the semi-circular KENKO Amphitheater with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages, and 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 a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. 
Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7 CUSCO–LIMA
Board a flight to Lima, where the remainder of your afternoon is at leisure to explore the city. 
Breakfast

DAY 8 LIMA
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast

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*Featured prices are per person, land only, in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy, on the departure dates indicated, and include intra-vacation flights and the Globus 10% discount. Book and deposit a 2019 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding 2020 Oberammergau and Escapes by Globus) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 6 and November 27, 2018 for travel in 2019. Offer not valid with any other offer except Welcome Back Credit and air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2019 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. Available from participating GFOB office only.

Receive $50 per person off the land price exclusive with Maritime Travel. Available on select Globus family of brands vacations (Globus, Cosmos & Monograms – excluding Escapes by Globus and Cosmos Lite tours) of 7 land days or longer; Bookings and deposits must be made between SEPT 1 and NOV 30, 2018, for travel JAN 1/19 thru DEC 31/19.  Not applicable on air only, groups or child rates, and last minute bookings (21 days prior to departure).