The Land of the Incas
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
Take in Peru's treasures on our classic signature itinerary covering Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Cuzco.
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Explore Lima, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Pisac, Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines and the Ballestas Islands on this popular weeklong circuit.
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12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
On this Lake Titicaca Extension, travel from Cuzco to Puno via bus with excursions en route to small and rural towns, ancient ruins, and a spectacular vista at La Raya.
Without a doubt Peru’s most recognizable wonder, Machu Picchu is not only a top experience in Peru but among the top experiences around the world. The first glimpse of the ancient citadel of the Inca’s is truly a site to behold, whether it be well-deserved after days of hiking the Inca Trail or by taking the scenic train journey to the nearby town of Aguas Calientes. Gain insight with your guide, explore at your leisure, and then hike up the nearby Huayna Picchu Mountain for iconic views as you peer down at the lost city.
The Camino del Inca is the legendary hike to Machu Picchu culminating as you arrive at the Lost City of the Inca’s at sunset, an impressive reward. The 4-day trek can be tough, but as you traverse Andean mountain passes, stumble around Inca ruins and through dense forest, the site of Machu Picchu feels just a little more special.
Located near Cuzco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, El Valle Sagrado is home to rural villages, colonial towns, Inca ruins, including the citadels of Ollantaytambo and Pisac, colourful markets and numerous archaeological wonders. Beautiful scenery and the attractions mentioned above make this a definite must-see for anyone heading to Peru.
The largest lake in South America, and highest navigable body of water in the world, Lake Titicaca’s superlatives attract attention but it’s the subtleties that leave the greatest impression. An ancient culture still very much in practice, floating islands, island communities that warmly welcome and shed light on their traditional lifestyle, the ubiquitous reed boat rides, homestay options, chilly evenings, and a serene atmosphere punctuated by inspired curiosity. Important to Andean mythology, the lake, according to legend, is the birthplace to the children of the Sun God and the founders of the Inca Empire. Located in the mountainous south of Peru, most commonly accessed from the city of Puno, Lake Titicaca and the surrounding region are a rich and immersive experience that you would do well in adding to your Peru agenda.
The capital of the Inca Empire, Cuzco is South America’s oldest continuously inhabited city, and is an archaeological gem. The clichéd ‘city of contrasts’ comes into play with Cuzco, as you stroll narrow cobblestone streets, marvel at Inca Temples and elaborate cathedrals, and admire the traditional dress, all-the-while the bustle of modernity gains steam. As the gateway to the Sacred Valley, countryside villages, and the train to Machu Picchu, Cuzco and her rich heritage are a must for those on a discovery of Peru.
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Canadian & U.S. citizens traveling to Peru do not require an entry visa when joining one of our tours. Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the expected date of your departure from Peru.
The official currency is the Nuevo Sol (S/). US dollars are widely accepted.
The current used in Peru is 220AC / 50HZ. This system may differ from the one you use at home. We suggest purchasing an adapter to take with you.
The official language is Spanish. English is widely spoken in tourist facilities.
Vaccination certificates are not required unless coming from an infected area. For all health requirements and recommendations, travellers should check with their health authority for the most up to date information.
Shopping in Peru is a great experience with haggling, handicrafts, markets, and villages being the common theme. This being said, the Larcomar shopping center in Lima is a commercial center popular with locals and tourists. Peru is one of the top shopping destinations in Latin America. Top items to buy when in Peru include handicrafts, jewellery, alpaca-wool sweaters/scarves/hat, etc., textiles and ceramics. Lima and Cuzco have the greatest shopping choice, but markets throughout your journey offer various opportunities to find your Peruvian keepsakes.
Peruvian cuisine has gained notable accolades around the world and is continuously gaining popularity as a world cuisine. Lima is a renowned culinary center in South America and genuinely a gastronome’s delight. Its varied culinary fusion inherited its innovation, mix and flavors from Peru’s history, geography, and long process of cultural exchange between the Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Africans, Italians, among others. From seafood, meats, stews and soups to pasta, potatoes and delectable desserts, Peruvian cuisine caters to a diverse collection of palates. Arguably the national dish, Ceviche, a spicy mix of marinated raw fish or seafood with lime, chilli peppers and onions, is the country’s most popular, but the potatoes and avocadoes in Causa, the Lomo Saltado stir-fry, and the skewers of marinated grilled meat ‘Anticuchos’ scratch the surface a little further.