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Sample 7 Day Itinerary

Tailored to Your Group's Interests, Budget, Time and Available Dates.

A travel itinerary can be designed to include educational interests (pre-Columbian pottery, textiles, cultural history, early Spanish Colonial arts, weaving, ancient and contemporary horticulture, Andean cuisine, pre-Columbian and Colonial architecture and archaeology) with Peruvian specialists providing educational experiences in your area of interest.

Activities such as trekking, horseback riding, rafting, spiritual experiences, homestays, preservation or social projects can be added.

You can also tailor your trip with various extensions, unique intercultural events and hands-on cultural encounters. We specialize in customized quality experiences for groups of close friends or family members, couples, university students or alumni, members of museums, clubs or other organizations, a business associates group, high school expeditions, senior center groups or travel clubs.

Personalized attention to your particular needs is our specialty. We work with renowned, top-of-the line tour operators, guides and specialists in each area of interest.

Private tours are priced individually according to the length of the travel, what activities and extensions are included, the number of participants, the category level of the accommodations, special lecturers and guides presenting educational material and meals and extra services that are included.

What makes the difference is not just a matter of economics but the richness and caliber of your experience.

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Sample itinerary for 7 days

Basic 7 Day vacation package that can be tailored to your group's needs.

Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Expedition

Day 1: Arrive Lima/City Tour/Museums/Elegant Buffet Lunch You are met at the airport in Lima and driven to a comfortable hotel in the level of accommodations you requested. You are then escorted for an afternoon visit to the colonial and modern parts of the city and experience one of the famous museums on pre-Columbian cultures and artifacts. Included is a buffet lunch at a famous Restaurant to experience the fine cuisine of Peru. (Elegant Buffet Lunch)

Day 2: Lima-Cusco/Cusco City Tour We arise early in order to be transferred to the airport for a one hour flight to Cusco, the center of the ancient Inca Empire. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel and will rest during the remaining part of the morning in order to acclimatize to the altitude. In the afternoon, we educate you on the astonishing cobbled stoned, red roofed city of Inca and colonial history. We also visit the fascinating streets, palaces and temples in this memorable "World Heritage City". (B)

Cusco at night

Day 3: Cusco Area Inca Ruins/Sacred Valley/Market We start the day with a visit to the Inca ruins above Cusco, which is a massive ceremonial center and fortress. The guided visit will continue on to a water temple, a ceremonial site where the worshipping of water flowing permanently from a hillside spring is associated with long life and fertility. Our visit continues with a drive to the fortified temple site located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas 31 Km from Cusco. We'll walk over ancient Inca trails and observe incredible agricultural terraces, housing areas and ancient temples of the Incas. In a small town we visit a colorful, picturesque Market. The handicraft displays take place under the main square's century old trees, with wares displayed on varied and colorful textiles. We return to Cusco for the night. (B, picnic lunch)

Day 4: Cusco-Machu Picchu Train The day starts out with an early escort to the train station to board your train down the spectacular gorge of the Urubamba River to Machu Picchu, the famous "Lost City of the Incas", one of the world's most memorable archeological sites. You experience the dramatic site of Machu Picchu, a world heritage site of astounding beauty. You tour the ruins with your guide, who will explain the latest theories about this mysterious, spectacular citadel. You spend the night at a hotel of your choice and can enjoy the areas relaxing hot springs. (B)

Day 5: Machu Picchu-Urubamba During this second day at Machu Picchu the tour also allows time for individual exploration of this dramatic site and contemplation of its manmade wonders. Ambitious hikers may follow an Inca highway through vegetation called the "eyebrow of the jungle" to the nearby Inca ruins, or trek up the famous picture postcard mountain to a higher level above the ruins. Late afternoon we return by train to Urubamba and your hotel. (B)





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Day 6: Urubamba-Chincheros/Market/Weavers/ Salt Ponds In the morning we travel across a high rolling plain with magnificent views of the Andean snow peaks to a village at 12,500 feet. The colorful Sunday Market transforms the quiet highland Quechua town into a vivid multicultural gathering. In the main plaza, local farmers barter their produce for fruit and staples. We wander into a church with its 17th century murals and artworks, and then investigate the carved boulders on the enormous Inca terraces. We will meet with a group of Quechua weavers who demonstrate the art of Andean weaving, before returning to Cusco we will drive to the famous salt ponds, an incredible scenario out of one of the fantastic de Lucas films. The local people have been processing and harvesting salt for over 1000 years.(B)

Day 7: You are transferred to the airport for the flight to Lima for your departure home.(B)

Cusco shopping courtyard

Services Included:

• Comprehensive pre-departure planning packet.

• A trust account protects funds received and an insurance company will be recommended for additional flight and travel insurance.

• All transfers (on the scheduled days) and ground transportation in private vehicles with professional drivers.

• Reconfirmation of International, local and return flights as well as check-in and luggage assistance at all airports in Peru.

• Round-trip Machu Picchu tourist bus and train tickets. • All meals indicated on the itinerary (B-breakfast; L-lunch; D-dinner). Vegetarian meals accommodated on request (advance notice required).

• All tours and excursions listed including all of the necessary entrance fees. • Local English-speaking escorts, and local English-speaking assistant guide for services and transfers.

• Single Supplement provides single room accommodations in all hotels.

Not Included:

• Local airport departure taxes, flight tickets from gateway city to Lima or Lima/Cusco/Lima flight tickets.

• Meals, tours, services or excursions not indicated on the itinerary, nor alcoholic beverages. • Personal clothing and equipment, nor items of a personal nature like laundry or phone calls.

• Tips to the local staff as warranted.

• Expenses incurred in preparing for this program such as but not limited to nonrefundable airline tickets or traveler's insurance, nor additional expenses resulting from flight delays, schedule changes, cancellations, or missed connections.

Numerous trip extensions can be included to make the most of your expedition to Peru. An expedition can also be designed to include educational interests such as, pre-Columbian pottery, textiles, cultural history, early Spanish Colonial architecture and archaeology, Peruvian horses, weaving, ancient and contemporary horticulture, ancient mining techniques, Andean cuisine, birdwatching, trekking, rafting, horsebackring and more. Follow the special interest tours link for some suggestions to tailor your experience to Peru.

We provide itineraries that have an expert's touch and taps into the insights and knowledge of a vast variety of people that are well educated and deeply involved in Peru. From designing your trip to leading your trip. We believe a traveler's experience is enhanced by proper site interpretation and provide extra experiences that allow the traveler to get a better understanding of the cultures that built the site. Interpretation is a critical component of an authentic experience and we ensure that interpretations are accurate and current.

A two-week tailor made itinerary for two, excluding international flights, staying in four and five star hotels, starts from approximately $3400 per person.

If you choose tourist-standard hotels, the price can start at $2300 per person.

In budget accommodation the prices can go down to $1400 per person. Contact us for a better idea of our itineraries and prices.

Payment Schedule:
$500 p.p.deposit due upon registration
Second payment due 90 days before departure
Balance Due 60 days before departure

Compare with:
High rated agency: 9 day tour at $5,590 per person
Travcoa: 14 day tour at $9,495 per person
Top rated agency: 11 day tour at $8,295 person
Blue Parallel: 7 day tour $7,500


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Oh Elvi!
What a grand trip Tom and I had. The weather was perfect, the food delicious, and the scenery marvelous!! The guides were all wonderful though Wilbert in Cusco was the most fabulous guide anyone could imagine. He was so thorough , answered all our questions, and knew every nuance of Inca culture and tradition anyone could want to know. I learned so much from him and he was so gracious that it makes me want to go back and have him again with a group of my friends. The one drawback was every where he took us was up, up, and more up.... which led me to ask him if anything was down in Peru? The driver, Antonio, even let me practice my bad Spanish on him and he used what little English he knew on me. We had a good time together!!

But you know what I lost 10#'s walking and loved the people, culture, food and environment that I plan on going back again. Thank you for all the work in putting a fab trip together. Take care and am recommending you to some friends.












7 day sample travel package to Peru.

Customized luxury group tours to Peru, Cusco and Machu Picchu as well as other locations in Peru.

Travel to Peru's Spanish and Andean history, archaeology, arts and culture with expert knowledgeable trip leadership.

Travel packages tailored to your interests and dates of travel.

Add another extension to this tour such as Lake Titicaca or the Nazca Lines.