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Perusing Peru in Late 2019. Sunset & Sunrise Over Machu Picchu Included.

Come "meet" the ancient Inca on a journey through Peru. From colonial Lima, it's a quick hop to the historic and picturesque Sacred Valley, which we wind through. Then to exceptional (and somewhat mysterious) Machu Picchu. Visit the charming city of Cusco and its environs, including Sacsayhuaman, before flying back to Lima and home.

     The Inca—master masons, worshippers of the sun, and rulers of Peru. That is, until one particularly heady conquistador rode into town and single-handedly wiped out an entire civilization. Today Peru, gentle South American republic, is a mix of ancient temples and Spanish colonialism.


Type:Custom Journeys/Rivers & Rails


Sample Journey

This is a nine-day sample itinerary. Remember that R. Crusoe can create a Peru journey of any length to meet your exact specifications.

Day 1-2: United States; Lima, Peru
• Arrive in Lima, city touring including Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, Cathedral, City Hall, Archbishop's Palace, Larco Herrera Muaseum, San Isidro, Miraflores, Barranco.
Overnights at Belmond Miraflores Park
Day 3: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley
• Fly to Cusco, drive into the Sacred Valley, Awanakancha Center, Pisac market.
Overnight at Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrada

Day 4: Sacred Valley
• Chinchero, lunch at Wayra Ranch.
• Ollantaytambo.
Overnight at Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrada
Day 5: Machu Picchu
Vistadome train to Machu Picchu.
• Lunch and private guided tour of the site.
Overnight at Machu Picchu
Day 6: Machu Picchu, Cusco
• Sunrise at Machu Picchu, leisure time at site, options to hike to Inti Punku or Huayna Picchu.
Belmond-Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco, dinner on board.
Overnight at Hotel Monasterio

Day 7: Cusco & Environs
• City tour including Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church-Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko amphitheater, Tambomachay baths, Puca-Pucara fortress.
• Leisure time in Cusco.
Overnight at Hotel Monasterio

Day 8: Cusco, Lima
• Fly to Lima, connect to your flight home.
Overnight in flight

Day 9: United States
• Arrive home.

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Sample Pricing

Per person sharing room from $5,980 for this nine-day sample itinerary.
Internal air per person (estimate) $490
Belmond-Hiram Bingham train upgrade, per person one way $400

For more information, to book, or to speak to an R. Crusoe & Son travel specialist, please call us at 800-585-8555.

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Pre-Tour & Post-Tour Option

Peru is chock full of history, cultural treasures, and sites that command attention. If you have more time, consider extending your journey here with R. Crusoe & Son.

Arequipa, Colca Canyon, & Lake Titicaca Extension. 9 Days.

We suggest an adventure to compliment your Peruvian adventure: Arequipa, Colca Canyon, and Lake Titicaca. You probably didn't know that the world's second-deepest canyon is found in Peru. Colca Canyon is twice as deep as our very own Grand Canyon, and the culture within remains much as it did centuries ago. Authentic, every step of the way.

     The scenery? Gorgeous. The air? Sweet. And the quiet around here is notable. You've discovered a part of South America that most travelers know nothing about. (Keep it under your hat.)

     Consider adding our nine-day Arequipa, Colca Canyon, & Lake Titicaca, Peru Extension as a pre-tour to your Machu Picchu journey.

     From the city of Lima, fly to Arequipa, a Spanish-colonial city tucked high up in the Andes range and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spend a day poking around town. See one of the world best-preserved mummies. Enter the cathedral, whose construction began in 1540 on the day the city was founded. In a convent, see classical colonial architecture and some fine examples of Spanish-American religious art.

     On to Colca Canyon. We put you up at one of two top properties that are themselves reasons enough to head to this part of the world.

     Experience relaxing and interesting activities and excursions around the region (at no charge). Go condor-watching. Horseback ride. Hike. On a private guided tour, visit to some of the 14 villages nearby. Take a cooking lesson. Bike ride. Soak in local thermal waters. Curl up with your novel. Break out your sketch pad. Commune with Mother Earth.

     Your choice. Isn't that splendid?

     Next, Lake Titicaca, tucked into the Andes. Our hotel offers an assortment of activities, from kayaking to village-hopping. From Lake Titicaca, drive to Juliaca and catch a flight to Cusco.

     Love trains? Speak to an R. Crusoe travel specialist about riding the Belmond Andean Explorer, a new luxury train.

     Please note: This extension works wonderfully as a pre-tour to R. Crusoe's Machu Picchu and Cusco journey. If you would like to put these tours together differently, please let us know.

     Sample Pricing: Please contact R. Crusoe & Son for prices for this nine-day extension.

Remember that R. Crusoe & Son can create a Peru pre-tour or post-tour itinerary of any length to meet your exact specifications.

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