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Enchanting Peru

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

 

    Save up to $800 per couple!!!

For a limited time only save up to $800 per couple on these amazing Peru vacation packages. Reserve by October 5, 2017 to qualify for the early booking discount. Space is limited so please reserve early.

Itinerary at a glance Tour Highlights Your tour includes
Itinerary A:

  • Overnight Flight
  • 2 nights in Yucay
  • 3 nights in Cuzco
  • 2 nights in Puno
  • 1 night in Lima
  • Overnight Flight

Itinerary B:

  • Overnight Flight
  • 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
Itinerary A:

  • Round trip airfare from Miami via LATAM 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

Itinerary B:

  • Round trip airfare from Miami via Avianca (NY departures add $150)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Peru flights, ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • 12 meals: 8 full buffet breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English speaking guides
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Guided Tour Pricing

Pricing includes land and airfare

(Land only pricing available upon request)

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Oct 16 (A)

Oct 26

$ 2399

$ 2499

$ 2799

Oct 23 (A)

Nov 2

$ 2199

$ 2299

$ 2599

Nov 6 (A)

Nov 16

$ 2199

$ 2299

$ 2599

Nov 13 (A)

Nov 23

$ 2199

$ 2299

$ 2599

2018

 

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Jan 7 (B)

Jan 16

$ 2049

$ 2149

$ 2449

Feb 4 (B)

Feb 13

$ 1999

$ 2099

$ 2399

Feb 25 (B)

Mar 6

$ 2199

$ 2299

$ 2599

Mar 11 (B)

Mar 20

$ 2199

$ 2299

$ 2599

Apr 15 (B)

Apr 24

$ 2299

$ 2399

$ 2699

May 6 (B)

May 15

$ 2299

$ 2399

$ 2699

May 20 (B)

May 29

$ 2299

$ 2399

$ 2699

Jun 24 (B)

Jul 3

$ 2299

$ 2399

$ 2699

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $499
NEW YORK DEPARTURES: Add $100 for 2017 departures (Itinerary A), and add $150 for 2018 departures (Itinerary B)
Note: 2017 departures will be 11 days (Itinerary A), and 2018 departures will be 10 days (Itinerary B).
IMPORTANT TRAVELERS NOTE
The high altitudes reached on this trip (up to 11,000 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.
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:30-5:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.
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, non-transferable 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. (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  travel the jewel of all Inca settlements and a top stop in your Peru vacation packages. 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 Colonial monuments. 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. Evening at leisure. (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. Hotel Libertador Puno or similar (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. Hotel Jose Antonio Bellavista or similar (B)

Day 10
Enjoy the morning at leisure before a guided afternoon 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. 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 in the US today.

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 Bogota. 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, enjoy lunch at Princesita private restaurant and in the restaurant’s gardens experience a Shaman ceremony, one of the ancient rituals of Peru. Next, 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. (L,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. (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  travel the jewel of all Inca settlements and a top stop in your Peru vacation packages. 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 Colonial monuments. 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. Evening at leisure. (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. Hotel Libertador Puno or similar (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
Lake Titicaca/Lima
Early this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. This afternoon, enjoy a guided 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. This evening join your fellow travelers at a festive farewell dinner at a famous local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 10
Lima/USA.
 Bid farewell to enchanting Peru! Your memorable journey ends as you arrive in the US today.

Check out this video from a smarTours traveler on this trip of a lifetime!


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 LATAM Airlines. You need to arrive at the designated airport at least 3 ½ hours before your scheduled departure. Schedules are as follows:

Departure Date

Airline

Miami

New York (JFK)

Depart

Return

Depart

Return

2017: Aug. 28, Sep. 11, Sep. 18, Oct. 16, Oct. 23

LATAM Airlines

11:55PM

7:30AM

11:00PM

9:00AM

2017: Nov. 6, Nov. 13

LATAM Airlines

11:55PM

6:30AM

10:00PM

7:30AM

2018: Feb. 4, Feb. 25

Avianca

11:55PM

4:00PM

11:55PM

9:00PM

2018: Mar. 11, Apr. 15, May 6, May 20, Jun. 24

Avianca

11:55PM

5:00PM

11:55PM

10:00PM

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

LATAM Airlines (Lan Chile/Lan Peru Airlines) and Avianca Airlines do 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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by Angela on smarTours
Enchanted Peru

We just returned from our Tour in Peru, unfortunately it was riddled with strikes by the Transportation Department. HOWEVER!!! we must say that Smartours went beyond what was normal. We were treated like Royalty, additional nights at the hotel, flight upgrades. We were able to see everything we came for. Some other Tour Groups we shared our hotel with were not that lucky and they ended up stranded. Also I like to say that our Tour Guide in Peru (Enrique) was funny, very knowledgeable and just overall a super nice person, we never felt like that we were a burden or "just a job". Too bad he wasn't able to come to Lima, we really missed him there. Overall our group was amazing and fun, we had a wonderful time. This was one of our many trips with Smartours and I am looking to see where we will go next. Thank you for all your effort. I will email some pictures 😉

by Bruce Chan on smarTours
Peru trip was great

This was our second guided vacation with Smart Tours. Outstanding trip and memorable due to the main guide, Enrique Virto. Rosario Rojas who we spent two days with was also excellent. Enrique's knowledge and passion for explaining the art, history and culture of the country were evident to everyone on the trip. Many of the other members of the group commented that Enrique was the one of the best guides they ever had in their world travels. I hope your company continues to hire Enrique as he is a real asset to Smart Tours.

by mike peraino on smarTours
Enchanting Peru

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Our guide, Enrique Virto, was exceptional and made a fantastic trip a memorable one! Highly recommend this tour. This was our second trip with Smartours and both were amazing!

by William Woodbury on smarTours

Our guide Enrique, (from Cusco) was excellent, full of knowledge and interesting and very helpful with all our requests and needs. Bus drivers were excellent. We had a great time enjoying all the wonderful sights, Machu Picchu, floating islands, Lake Titicaca, Sacred Valley, cities of Cusco, Lima, Pisco, and Puna, and great shopping places. Enjoyed seeing all the beautiful animals, Llamas, Alpaca, Vaicuna, etc. Hope to join another SmarTours trip in the future.

by Susan Ransier on smarTours
Enchanting Peru

Hello -- This is a review of a tour when everything goes wrong and this can happen with best laid plans. The tour had just begun with our overnight flight to Lima from JFK. LAN asked us to off-load for 20 minutes, which turned into an overnight cancellation. I got in touch with smarTours and spoke with Linda (not 100% sure of the name). She was in constant contact with LAN and us to make sure we had a flight booked the next day with connection to Cusco and a guide and driver to meet us at Cusco airport and transfer us to meet up with our group. Then the high altitude hit me. Our guide in Cusco, Enrique, saw to it that I got prompt medical attention including transfer to hospital in Cusco. Also a local tour rep, Javier, worked with us to get our flights rescheduled for return stateside per doctor's orders. I felt smarTours and their representatives took very good care of us. Enrique was in constant touch with us and I felt went out of his way to get us good care.

by Teresa Tancredi on smarTours
Trip of a Lifetime

I am 67 years old and I have bad knees and balance issues. I was skeptical about this trip but I went anyway and I am so very glad I did. I did things at the pace I felt comfortable with and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I settled on a plateau at Machu Picchu, with a great view, taking in all the beauty of it, without climbing all the way to the top. The climb up on the 'big island' was quite difficult, but with the help of some new friends, I made it and the lunch was fantastic. The tour was well organized and our tour guide Luis offered great information with such a passion. The hotels were beautiful and I made some very lasting memories. I would recommend this trip to friends and family. Thanks for a great experience.

by Barb and Bob Wollak on smarTours

Excellent tour in all respects.

by Michele Guffanti on smarTours
great for the hearty

this was a great tour but the altitude can slow you down if you are used to flat land at sea level. the history was amazing and so were the people. the guide knew her way around the area and helping us adjust to the altitude. the trip is mostly in the Andes with the final days in Lima.

by Rose P on smarTours

Such an amazing tour.. thanks to the excellent guide Dagmar Becerra. She's everything a tour guide should be.. competent, knowledgeable, smart, patient. Our group was so much fun and interesting too, from riding the vistadome train to trekking Machu Picchu, exploring the Uros floating islands and riding the double-decker reedboat in Lake Titicaca, and even just enjoying the live music at the restaurants and group dancing the night away.. what an incredible experience!

by Rachel Nieves on smarTours

This was an amazing tour. The tour guide Dagmar Becerra gave us a good feel for the culture and the history of the people. She took care of the young and the mature people of the group. Thank you Dagmar for taking your job seriously and making this trip enjoyable to everyone.

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