This suggested itinerary is the perfect introduction to the wonders of Peru. Explore the colonial heritage of Lima; discover the cultural heritage of Cuzco and visit the nearby ruins; travel to the town of Aguas Calientes and explore the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. This journey will give you a fascinating insight into the cultural heart of Peru.

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The stunning archaeological ruins of Machu Picchu

The museums and atmosphere of the capital, Lima

The narrow cobblestone streets and quaint markets of Cuzco

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Day 1

Lima

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Lima

Enjoy a half day city tour of Lima, taking in the city's Main Square, with views of the traditional colonial-style buildings: the Presidential Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace and Metropolitan City Hall. Visit the Santo Domingo church and monastery, recognised as a cultural heritage site by UNESCO, before exploring more than 5,000 years of Peruvian history showcased by the private collection of treasures at the Larco Museum. (B)

Day 3

Lima - Cuzco

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Take a half day city tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cuzco, starting at the Koricancha temple, an ancient Inca Palace and the main worship centre of the Sun God, and in more modern times the site of a Dominican Church. Tour the Plaza de Armas, and marvel at the spectacular Cathedral and Church of the Society of Jesus surround the square, along with other magnificent colonial buildings. Journey out of the city to the Church of San Cristóbal for a spectacular view over the city before visitng the hillside fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca building known for its massive walls of hewn stone. (B)

Day 4

Cuzco

Enjoy a cooking demonstration and lunch at a local restaurant. (B) (L)

Day 5

Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Explore the beautiful Sacred Valley, starting with the Inca's Balcony, with its view of Chinchero ruins, where twelve families still preserve their traditional textile methods. Travel via Moray, the unique archaeological site which may have been used for agriculture by the Incas; explore the enormous  stone terraces of Ollantaytambo which served as a fortress and temple in Incan times. (B)

Day 6

Cuzco - Machu Picchu

Travel by train to the city of Aguas Calientes where you will board a bus to take you to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Explore the ruins and take in the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)

Day 7

Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Travel by train from Aguas Calientes to Cuzco where you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 8

Cuzco

Transfer to Cuzco airport for your onward flight (B)

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Advertised prices are per person (pp) twin share based on lead in season and already include discount/bonus. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing, price is correct as at (27Aug19) but is subject to availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Seasonal surcharges & single supplements may apply. Airfare Lima/Cuzco included, based on LATAM air pass). Offer can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Credit card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please view adventureworld.com/terms-and-conditions. *Discover Peru: Offer is valid for travel from 01Oct19 to 31May20, except December 23rd to 31st, January 01st to 2nd, April 08th to 12th. Valid for booking until 31Oct19.