Set off through the Andean countryside on a walking tour of Peru that showcases the region’s rich history and traditions. Explore the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu amidst misty mountain peaks. Follow winding paths through the lush Andean countryside as daily life unfolds before you, just as it has for hundreds of years. Delight in a scenic ride on the Vistadome train descending the Sacred Valley where you visit lively local markets with a myriad of produce and goods for sale. Along the way, sample traditional chicha de jora (corn beer) and other local fare, while staying in luxurious comfort at accommodations where Incan and Spanish colonial influences blend seamlessly together. This unforgettable journey through Peru will leave you with lifelong memories.
Casa Andina PC Cusco
A beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just three blocks from Cuscos Plaza de Armas, Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco is replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. The hotel is distinguished by its three interior patios with wooden balconies. The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cuscos emblematic colonial courtyards. In the hotels cozy lounge and reading room is a massive stone fireplace thats always crackling, while the romantic restaurant invites guests to dine by candlelight in one of four connected salons richly decorated with 18th-century Cusco School paintings. Several rooms in the original structure of the hotel feature surviving colonial frescoes unearthed during renovation.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel is a pueblo of luxurious whitewashed bungalows nestled into terraced hills. The train station is only steps away, but the ambiance at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel seems to exist in a world apart. It is an intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel designed in the manner of a sprawling Andean-style village on 12 secluded acres of exquisite beauty. Guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable one- or two-story whitewashed casitas. Spa services use natural essences, and a first-class restaurant offers grand views of the Vilcanota River.
Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima
The Wyndham Costa del Sol Limaat Jorge Chavez Lima-Callao International Airport is a beautiful 130-room hotel. Each guestroom features a 26-inch LCD TV with cable, complimentary wireless Internet access, marble bathroom with tub and shower, individual climate control, minibar, in-room safe, and hairdryer.
Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
Serenity and relaxation are hallmarks of the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, a contemporary, hacienda-style hotel on a 100-acre property surrounded by a dramatic mountain range. Set in the Sacred Valley, between Cusco and Machu Picchu, it proudly showcases the regions blend of Spanish and Andean influences in its colonial furnishings, Inca mask accents, and handcrafted woodwork. Harvest produce from the haciendas 10-acre organic plantation, where crops are cultivated as they have been for centuries. Gaze in awe at stunning views from nearly every window. And relax on the terrace or in the privacy of your comfortable room.
2020 Pre-Tour Extension - Lima
2 Nights From $548
per person, double occupancy
Overnight flight from USA to Lima, Peru. Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.
After exiting customs, enter the arrivals hall and look for a representative holding a Country Walkers sign. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer will be provided to your Lima hotel, approximately 30-90 minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (breakfast is included see below).
Please note: Regular check-in time at the Casa Andina PC Miraflores is 2:00 p.m. Because most flights have early-morning arrivals, we have secured a check-in time for all guests at 10:00 a.m. Breakfast is included prior to your early check-in.
Dinner is on your own while in Lima and there are many fine restaurants to choose from during your stay. Hour hotel concierge can assist with recommendations and reservations.
Accommodation: Casa Andina PC Miraflores
A County Walkers representative will meet you at 9:00 a.m. in the hotel lobby today for your included exploration of Lima. Today you will visit the Cathedral of Lima, San Francisco Monastery and the Larco Museum. The Larco Museum holds the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art. You may want to try the local ceviche during an included lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Accommodation: Casa Andina PC Miraflores
This morning, after an early breakfast, a complimentary transfer from your Lima hotel to the Jorge Chaves International Airport for your flight to Cusco is provided.. A representative will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and assist with your transfer.
Upon arrival at Cusco Airport, gather your luggage and exit baggage claim to look for a representative holding a Country Walkers sign. Enjoy a complimentary shuttle transfer to your Casa Andina PC Cusco, about 20 minutes away. Please note that your hotel room may not be available until 2:00 p.m.; however, you may store your luggage at the reception desk while you explore the city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Meals are on your own.
Once you arrive in Cusco (10,900 feet / 3,322 meters), it is advisable to rest and avoid strenuous activity as your body acclimates to the altitude. Also, be aware of dehydration and drink plenty of water to help avoid altitude sickness. A couple of hours’ rest at this time will go a long way toward feeling more comfortable later.
Cusco and its many dining options are at your doorstep tonight.
Accommodation: Casa Andina PC Cusco
2020 Post-Tour Extension - Peruvian Amazon Post-Trip Extension
2 Nights From $748
per person, double occupancy
Breakfast is from 5:00 – 10:00 a.m. Today, you can enjoy an excursion to Lake Sandoval. After a 30-minute boat ride to the Tambopata National Reserve, wildlife surrounds you during a one-hour walk along two miles of trails to reach the lake. Then glide in a wooden canoe across a beautiful oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, macaws, prehistoric hoatzins, anacondas, point-tailed palm creepers and side-neck turtles. Spend two hours on the lake enjoying all that it has to offer.
After lunch, discover the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. A five-minute boat ride takes you to the Inkaterra Canopy Interpretation Center. After ascending the first tower, at 95 feet above the forest floor, you will literally walk through the treetops for one hour along suspension bridges that link eight observation platforms. Enjoy landscapes and vistas that would be unimaginable from below, while on the lookout for giant strangler fig trees, orchids, toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, and—with luck—monkeys and sloths. After your descent from the canopy, experience a 30-minute walk through the jungle. In this lush ecosystem, you may observe various species of amphibians, birds, mammals, insects, and flora. At the end of your walk, return to the lodge.
Dinner is in the main dining room tonight. Then fall sleep to the song of the Amazon.
Accommodation: Reserva Amazonica Lodge
After breakfast, spend the morning relaxing. You may purchase a snack or lunch at the Lodge, but the Lodge will need to know by 10:00 a.m. You may also wait and purchase a sandwich at the Butterfly House upon your return to Puerto Maldonado.
In the early afternoon, transfer by boat and van to the Puerto Maldonado airport for your flight home via Lima. Upon arrival, check in to comfortable rooms for day use. Tonight, dinner is at your leisure before returning to the airport for flights departing in the late evening.
Accommodation Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima
Flights arrive home this morning, allowing for connections.
Flight + Tour Combo
|Exceptional boutique accommodations|
|16 on-tour meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners|
|Local guides with you throughout tour|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Emergency travel assistance hotline available 24/7|
|One extra night in Cusco and dayroom at airport hotel in Lima|
|Airport car service for arrival & departure|
|Pre- and post-tour breakfasts|
|Business-class upgrades available|
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
Born and raised in Cusco, Sergio Prieto attended the University of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Cusco, one of the oldest universities in South America. An experienced guide, Sergio knows the key to a successful and enjoyable trip is not only sharing information about a place but also immersing guests in the local culture while providing a deep understanding of an area’s history, natural beauty, and cultural heritage.
A native of Peru, Miguel Stalin Vergara Ugarte studied tourism at Andina University of Cusco and started guiding trips along the Inca Trail in 2004. Miguel’s passion lies in pre-Incan and Incan cultures and he makes great effort to retain his ancestral Andean traditions, particularly around folk medicine, rituals, and music. In fact, when not guiding or hiking in the surrounding mountains, you are likely to find Miguel entertaining his wife and children playing pre-Hispanic musical instruments.
Jorge Olivera, a native of Cusco, is passionate about hiking and sharing the rich history of Peru with travelers from around the globe. As a veteran guide with over a decade of experience, Jorge is a boundless source of knowledge of local culture and gastronomy and looks to give guests unforgettable memories and an experience of a lifetime when they visit his home country.
Alvaro Zamora is a veteran guide who was born and raised in Cusco. He enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge of ecology with guests and feels Peru is a destination that perfectly combines nature, history, exquisite food, and very friendly people, calling it “the perfect place for everyone!”
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