Enchanting Peru

MACHU PICCHU, LAKE TITICACA, CUZCO, SACRED VALLEY & LIMA

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  • Duration: 11 days
  • Price: from $1,999
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For a limited time only save up to $800 per couple on this amazing journey to enchanting Peru. Reserve by September 4, 2014 to qualify for the early booking discount. Space is limited so please reserve early.

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Immerse yourself in the enchanted land of Peru during your visit to Yucay, Cuzco, Puno, and Lima! Visit world-famous Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Indian Market in Pisac, the Plaza de Armas, and tour modern and colonial Lima amid your eleven day adventure to this exquisite country. smarTours combines all of this and more with upscale accommodations to create a trip of a lifetime! Call us today to book!
Itinerary at a glance Highlights Your tour includes
  • 2 nights in Yucay
  • 3 nights in Cuzco
  • 2 nights in Puno
  • 1 night in Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Indian Market in Pisac
  • Plaza de Armas (Lima)
  • Tour of Modern & Colonial Lima
  • Round trip airfare from Miami via LAN Airlines (NY departures add $100)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Peru flights, ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • 11 meals: 8 full buffet breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English speaking guides

 

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2014

 

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Aug 11

Aug 21

$ 2199

$ 2299

Sep 1

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$ 2199

$ 2299

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$ 2199

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Nov 17

Nov 27

$ 1999

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Feb 9

Feb 19

$ 1999

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Feb 22

$ 2099

$ 2199

$ 2499

Mar 2

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$ 2099

$ 2199

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Apr 6

Apr 16

$ 2199

$ 2299

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May 11

May 21

$ 2199

$ 2299

$ 2599

Jun 8

Jun 18

$ 2199

$ 2299

$ 2599

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $499
NEW YORK DEPARTURES: Add $100
IMPORTANT TRAVELERS NOTE
The high altitudes reached on this trip (up to 14,000 feet above sea level) requires that you be in good physical condition to fully enjoy the trip. We strongly suggest that you consult a physician regarding any concerns prior to making a reservation.
Reservations and Payments 
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable deposit (by check) which must be received within 7 days of reservation. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.

 

Day 1
Depart USA.
Your exciting expedition to Peru begins late this evening with an overnight flight.
Day 2
Arrive Peru.
Early morning arrival in Peru’s capital, Lima. Here, connect for a short flight to Cuzco, the fabled capital of the Inca Empire, perched at about 11,000 feet above sea level. On arrival, journey to the nearby Sacred Valley of the Incas. The valley has amazing landscapes of fertile land, mystical ruins and indigenous villages. On your way to the Sacred Valley, experience a Shaman ceremony, one of the ancient rituals of Peru, and then visit Awanakancha, a weaving center that keeps ancient weaving techniques and traditions alive. Arrive at your hotel located in the quaint village of Yucay and surrounded by lush gardens. This evening your tour director hosts a welcome dinner and orientation. Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay Hotel or similar. (D)
Day 3
Pisac and Sacred Valley Excursion.
On today’s excursion visit the world renowned and colorful Indian market in Pisac where many beautiful crafts are traded. Later, travel through the lush valley to Ollantaytambo and explore the splendid ruins of this massive ancient fortress. The village below is a fine example of the Incas incredible urban planning skills. Return to your hotel in Yucay later this afternoon. In the evening, meet an experienced weaver at your hotel who will show you different weaving techniques and give you a chance to try weaving yourself. (B,L)
Day 4
Machu Picchu Rail Excursion/Cuzco.
Embark today on an expedition to Machu Picchu. You’ll ride aboard the Vistadome train through the lush Urubamba Valley passing along stunning scenery. Arrive at “The Lost City Of the Incas” rediscovered in 1911. The beauty of its location and the genius construction make Machu Picchu the jewel of all Inca settlements. To this day nobody can explain how the Incas managed to transport the huge blocks of limestone for the city’s construction onto the mountaintop. An expert guide leads you through the ruins and shares with you the amazing story of Machu Picchu. You’ll have some free time to further discover the mystical ruins and absorb the beauty of this enchanting site. Later, re-board the train and journey to magical Cuzco. Novotel Hotel (B)

Day 5
Cuzco is a vibrant town, dotted with archaeological sites. On a guided walking tour, visit the main Inca and Colonialmonuments. See the Plaza de Armas, the center of the Inca Empire and the impressive 16th century cathedral, built on the ruins of the Inca Palace. In the old town view magnificently restored colonial buildings. Your hotel is superbly located in the heart of the old town near the lively Plaza de Armas. This evening you may savor an optional dinner complete with a colorful folklore show. (B)
Day 6
A day at leisure to explore vibrant Cuzco at your own pace. Walk the narrow streets of the old colonial town, browse the galleries and shops selling local crafts and relax in one of the many outdoor cafes. You may also venture to the outskirts of Cuzco to visit the amazing ruins of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca architectural masterpiece with fabulous views of the city below. (B
Day 7
Cuzco/Puno/Lake Titicaca.
Embark on a thrilling journey to Puno. As you traverse the rugged snow-capped Andes you’ll enjoy the breathtaking scenery and see quaint local villages as well as herds of llama and alpaca. Visit the charming village of Andahuaylillas, with its renowned 17th-century church. Arrive at your hotel overlooking majestic Lake Titicaca. Sonesta Posada Del Inca Puno Hotel (B)

Day 8
Lake Titicaca Boat Excursion.
Situated on the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is South America’s largest and highest navigable lake. Today, embark on an unforgettable boat journey to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating life on and around the tranquil lake. First, visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians that still practice the old traditions of fishing, trapping birds and living on the lake plants. The totora reeds,which grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake, are used for their boats, houses and to build the very islands on which they live. This way of life began over 500 years ago when the Uros built the islands in an effort to isolate themselves from the Kollas and the Incas. Later, proceed by boat to Taquile Island, where the indigenous inhabitants are dedicated to agriculture and crafting of high quality textiles. You’ll witness their customs, traditions and unique costumes before returning to your lakeside hotel. (B)

Day 9
Puno/Sillustani/Lima.
This morning visit the mysterious Chullpas at Sillustani. These unique and well preserved burial towers were built by the Kollas, a tribe that dominated the Titicaca Region before the arrival of the Incas. Each tower contained the remains of a Kolla nobility accompanied by their treasures. This afternoon board a short flight to Lima, Peru’s diverse capital. You’ll be escorted to your upscale hotel. Casa Andina Select Miraflores Hotel (B)

Day 10
Enjoy a guided morning tour of both colonial and modern Lima, founded in 1535 and later dominated by the Inca nation. See the historical center and the San Francisco Church as well as Plaza de Armas and the Government Palace. Later, see the fashionable districts of San Isidro and Miraflores with their beautiful parks and elegant residences. Afternoon at leisure for independent exploration. You may visit some of Lima’s excellent museums. This evening join your fellow travelers at a festive farewell dinner at a famous local restaurant. After dinner transfer to the airport for your late night flight. (B,D)
Day 11
Lima/USA.
 Bid farewell to enchanting Peru! Your memorable journey ends as you arrive Miami today.

Trip Preparation

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

The high altitude reached on this trip (up to 14,000 feet above sea level) as well as the considerable amount of walking involved, often on uneven terrain, requires that you be in good physical condition to enjoy this trip. We strongly suggest that you consult with your physician regarding any concerns as well as possible medications to ease the effects of the high altitude. Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Your flights from the U.S. to Peru and back are via LAN Airlines (operating as LAN Chile, and LAN Peru). You need to arrive at the designated airport at least 3 ½ hours before your scheduled departure. Schedules are as follows:

Departure Date

Miami

New York (JFK)

Depart

Return

Depart

Return

         Aug. – Oct. 2014,        Mar. – Jun. 2015

11:55PM

8:00AM

11:30PM

9:30AM

Nov. 2014 – Feb. 2015

11:55PM

7:00AM

10:30PM

8:30AM

Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight.  We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.

ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT

LAN Airlines (Lan Chile/Lan Peru Airlines) does not accept advance seat assignment. Actual seat assignment will be provided at the airport. Please note that smarTours is not involved with your seat assignments. 

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of return. American passport holders do not require a visa. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.

TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS

Your airline tickets along with final instructions and travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.  Please make sure to advise us in writing in case of a change of your address.

CLIMATE

Since Peru is located near the Equator, the weather is temperate with average daytime high temperatures ranging from 60’s to the 80’s. Evening temperatures will be about 20 to 30 degrees cooler.

NON-INCLUDED MEALS

You may dine at either of the hotels used on this tour or other nearby restaurants recommended by your guide. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the hotel’s coffee shop is about $10-20 per meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals. 

CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY

Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards.  However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. dollars.  Your hotels will be able to exchange your cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.

BAGGAGE

Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage not to exceed 44 pounds and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”.

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