PERU | Highlights of Peru FAM Trip

Overview

Peru is as complex as its most intricate and exquisite weavings. Festivals mark ancient rites, the urban vanguard fuels innovation and nature bestows splendid diversity.

Details

Duration: days & 6 nights

Travel Style: FAM Trip

Minimum Passengers: 10
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Group
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Submit Your Application 

Call us at (800) 983-5352 or contact us using the button below to submit your interest for this FAM trip.  We will review your application and get back to you shortly.

What’s Included

● Arrival and departure transfers
● 2 nights in Lima at Four Points by Sheraton Miraflores or similar
● 1 night in Sacred Valley at Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness or similar
● 1 night in Aguas Calientes at Casa del Sol Machu Picchu Boutique Hotel or similar
● 2 nights in Cusco at Hilton Garden Inn or similar
6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner
● Half-day Lima city tour with Larco Museum
● Visit Awana Kancha
● Visit Pisac Market
● Visit Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo
● Excursion to Machu Picchu is aboard the Vistadome train
● Cusco and Nearby Ruins Tour
● All train tickets and bus tickets needed to operate tours and excursions
● All entrance fees and transfers needed to operate tours and excursions
● Service of an English-licensed tour guide for all tours and excursions
● Baggage handling at airports and at hotels

Not Included
● Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco
● Extra expenses.
● When staying overnight in Machu Picchu, the entrance fee for the 2nd day in Machu Picchu is not included. This can be added to the itinerary upon request.
● Expenses such us beverages on meals, tips, laundry, phone calls, and other personal expenses are not included

 

Who is this tour for?

Who can participate: TRAVEL AGENTS
You need to be a travel agent or a guest of an agent to partake in this tour.

VISA Requirements: No
A visa is not required for travelers with a valid US passport.

Physical Rating: 3 – Demanding
Various high-altitude hikes and/or strenuous activities.

Service Level: Upgraded
Quality accommodations, and more inclusions such as meals and private transportation.

Full itinerary
Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

Submit Your Application

Call us at (800) 983-5352 or contact us using the button below to submit your interest for this FAM trip.  We will review your application and get back to you shortly.

DAY 1 | May 18, 2021 – Lima – Arrival

Lima, the “City of Kings” famous for its Spanish Colonial architecture, extraordinary museums, and cuisine. Lima is internationally recognized as the “Gastronomic Capital of the Americas”, and its cuisine is considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world on par with French cuisine.

Upon arrival in Lima, a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel.

| Overnight in Lima
DAY 2 | May 19, 2021 – Lima City Tour and Larco Museum

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

This morning, we are headed to explore Lima and visit the world-famous Larco Museum. This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of Lima. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, San Francisco Church and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, ride along with the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro.

Continue to the Larco Museum, founded in 1926, it displays remarkable chronological galleries providing an excellent overview on 3000 years of development of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Located in a unique vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Larco Museum also features the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and the famous erotic archaeological collection, one of the most visited Peruvian tourist attractions.

| Overnight in Lima
| Breakfast
DAY 3 | May 20, 2021 – Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for a short but spectacular flight (flight is not included, to be booked by agent) over the snowcapped Andes to the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere, Cusco, at an elevation of 11,440 feet. Immediate transfer to the Sacred Valley at 8,200 feet of altitude.

Note: Please ensure your booked flight has arrived in Cusco by 12:00 PM.

Visit Awana Kancha on your way to the Sacred Valley. Upon arrival, a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.

On the way to the Sacred Valley, the group will stop at Awana Kancha, the living museum of the Andes. This museum showcases the South American Camelidos such as llamas, vicuñas, guanacos and alpacas in their native environment. You will also enjoy a spinning and weaving demonstration of ancient techniques on how to make clothing from the wool fibers of these animals. You can also see native flowers and some agricultural terraces from the Inca times.

| Overnight in Sacred Valley
|  Breakfast
DAY 4 | May 21, 2021 – Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Archaeological Complex

Following breakfast, the group is headed to a full-day excursion of the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress. Ride through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where a unique Indian Market takes place daily. The variety of products offered is overwhelming, from pottery with reproductions of archaeological pieces, to all kinds of textiles, jewelry, and Peruvian handicrafts. During your visit to this bustling marketplace, you will have the opportunity to bargain with the artisans and indigenous traders. Grab the items you like, you will hardly see the same one again.

Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a “Living Inca Town” since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Lunch is included.
After the tour, you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo train station in order to take the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes.

Dinner at the hotel.

Note: Your backpack or carry-on on the train to Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes should not exceed 11 lbs. or 5 kgs. The size should not be larger than 62 inches or 1.57 meters. Please ensure you are prepared with a bag that meets the requirements. Your luggage will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco and will be waiting for you upon your arrival at the hotel.

| Overnight in Aguas Calientes
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5 | May 22, 2021 – Machu Picchu – Cusco

The group will head off on a bus ride to the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca “Virgins of the Sun” took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Guided tour of the ruins upon arrival. Lunch is at Café Inkaterra. Afternoon return to Cusco.   

| Overnight in Cusco
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6 | May 23, 2021 – Cusco City Tour and Nearby Ruins

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today the group will discover Cusco and its nearby ruins. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco’s Cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha “The Temple of the Sun”. This tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere also includes the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-Pucara, Tambomachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture.

| Overnight in Cusco
|  Breakfast
DAY 7 | May 24, 2021 – Cusco – Lima – Home

Transfer to the airport for your departure to Lima and your connecting international flight. Arrive home full of great memories of the rich tradition of Colonial Lima, the snowcapped roaring Andean mountains and lush valleys, and the zig-zag road to the overwhelming sight of Machu Picchu, the amazing legacy the Incas.

|  Breakfast
Date and Rate

The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered. 

Tour Start DatePrice Per PersonSingle Supplement
Tuesday, May 18, 2021$959add $699
FAQs

Travel Documentation

If you are a U. S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter Peru and return to the United States.

•  It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining.
•  Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for further details

In addition, guests of 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

You do not need a visa to travel to Peru.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check the Embassy of Peru for information on documentation requirements.

What do you need to bring?

Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

Comfortable walking shoes are needed as this adventure includes a considerable amount of walking. Most attire is casual, although one “smart casual” outfit is recommended. Layered clothes are best, especially sweaters or jackets for cooler mornings and evenings. Also, remember that the Sacred Valley and Cusco are very near the equator and at a high altitude, so sunscreen and a hat are highly recommended for outdoor activities.

Clothing

  • T-shirts (short and long-sleeved)
  • Jeans or long pants
  • Casual dress/skirt (optional)
  • Shorts
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Hat
  • Swimsuits
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Sturdy-soled walking shoes
  • Water sandals with straps – for rafting

Miscellaneous

  • Passport
  • Medication
  • Camera/video camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellant

How strenuous are the tours?

This adventure is physically strenuous. It is not recommended for anyone who has difficulties with high altitudes or a large amount of hiking. Activities on this journey include challenging terrain like uneven surfaces, steep inclines and irregular stairs and cobblestone streets. The trip requires a high amount of stamina in order to participate in the majority of the exciting activities offered on this vacation.

What about the altitude?

Most of this tour takes place at altitudes ranging from 8,000 to 12,500 ft. (2,400 to 3,800 m.) above sea level. Because the adventure starts in Lima (at sea level) and then continues to the lower Sacred Valley (9,200 ft. or 2,800 m.) and Machu Picchu (8,000 ft. or 2,400 m.), you have a chance to get slightly acclimated before you reach the higher elevation of Cusco (11,200 ft. or 3,400 m.).

Altitude does affect some people. Individuals may initially experience some shortness of breath and heart pounding. Other symptoms include: headaches, loss of appetite, nausea and feeling weak and dizzy.

Generally, the effects of altitude sickness are mitigated by drinking lots of water, resting periodically, avoiding alcohol and eating lightly. We strongly encourage you to consult with your physician to determine if this adventure is appropriate for you and whether prescription medications to prevent altitude sickness might benefit you.

Language

The primary language spoken in Peru is Spanish. You will also hear the indigenous language of Quechua spoken in the Cusco area.

Currency

The monetary currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol, though many businesses accept American dollars. In cities, ATMs are available to obtain cash in the local currency, and credit or debit cards are usually accepted. ATMs are scarce in the Sacred Valley, so guests should be sure to obtain some local currency upon arrival in Lima—the airport has convenient exchange booths in the baggage claim area.

Transportation

You will travel by a commercial airline from Lima and Cusco of your own choosing. Travel from Cusco to the Sacred Valley and other nearby sites will be by motor coach. Machu Picchu is reached by train and motor coach.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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