Treasures of the Incas

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type Latin America Luxury Gold 2025 v1

Indulge in Peru with Pachamanca feasts in the Sacred Valley, a VIP tour of artist Victor Delfin's home in Lima and a menu to rival all others in Cusco at the city's preeminent MAP restaurant. Step back in time at the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, exploring this UNESCO world heritage site and the lost city of the Incas before it opens to the crowds of day-trippers. Explore the great Temple of the Sun and the ancient Intihuatana sun clock with your Local Expert before retiring to the luxury accommodations at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel - an enchanting Andean village resort, set amongst 12 acres of unspoiled cloud forests, with winding rivers, and misty waterfalls. From Machu Picchu enjoy a choice of exploring a working tea plantation or see the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids.The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

Additional Included Highlights
  • Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • Enjoy complimentary hotel Wi-Fi. And, on select coaches, onboard Wi-Fi may also be available.
  • Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.
  • Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
  • In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.
  • Included at all hotels.
  • On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.
  • Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be reques
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Cusco Return to Cusco by vehicle and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating artsy neighborhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight into Peruvian produce.
  • Cusco Visit the ruins of Tambo Machay and enjoy a leisurely 3.7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Quenguo.
  • Lima Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs.
  • Lima Visit the historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum.
  • Machu Picchu Embark on a twilight nature walk where your guide will point out medicinal plants, sacred Pre-Inca pictographs, and an enchanting waterfall in the Cloud Forest.
  • Machu Picchu Seize the opportunity to return to Machu Picchu a second time on this Personalize Your Day option. After exploring the ancient Inca citadel with your Local Expert earlier in the day, you can personalize your experience and create and savor y
  • Machu Picchu View the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids around your hotel surrounded by the Cloud Forest.
  • Machu Picchu Visit a working tea plantation.
Curated Experiences
  • Cusco Savor a Pachamanca feast in the Sacred valley. This traditional way to slow cook local vegetables and meats using hot stones and clay pots underground is a communal rite in the Sacred Valley that dates back to pre-historic times. It is a way to cel
  • Lake Titicaca Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience a you as you meet a local family on Amantani Island. Home to about 4,000 inhabitants, you'll discover how the traditions and language of the Inca culture are being kept alive on this remote location not
  • Lima Visit the home of local artist Victor Delfin, known for his monumental El Beso sculpture at his workshop in the city's trendy Barranco district.
Dining Summary
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 7 Dinner (D)
  • 9 Lunch (L)
Exceptional Dining
  • Cusco Dine at MAP restaurant, one of the city's most prominent restaurants, situated on the lively, modern patio of the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art.
  • Lake Titicaca Sit down with community members for a farm-to-table lunch featuring ingredients grown on the island before exploring the terraced hillsides and viewing the skillfully made crafts the inhabitants are known for.
  • Lima Enjoy a fantastic seafood restaurant in the trendy neighborhood of Barranco in Lima. This restaurant offers Peruvian classics in a great outdoor ambiance underneath the lush trees.
  • Lima Savor a creative array of seasonal dishes created by chef Arlette Eulert at Matria. This Peruvian restaurant boasts organic ingredients that change according to the season.
  • Lima You can relax before meeting your Travel Concierge at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner where local flavors and contemporary culinary techniques highlight the pillars of Peruvian cuisine.
  • Machu Picchu Enjoy lunch at Cafe Inkaterra, located between the Machu Picchu train tracks and surrounded by lush forest.
  • Machu Picchu Savor traditional Andean cuisine at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
  • Sacred Valley Experience a caja china lunch, a popular way to create a delicious meal in Peru, cooked in a wooden box.
Magnificent Stays
  • Dating back nearly five centuries, the storied mansion of the Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun), it is a five-minute walk from the main square and less than a mile from an ar
  • Machu Picchu This enchanting Andean village hotel is located within 12.3 acres of pristine cloud forest. The spectacular grounds are laced with paths that wind past waterfalls and trails, and organic gardens that wander through the misty forest. A place
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Visit the village of Lamay for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience with the locals. First stop at the guinea pig sheds to learn more about the animals and how this traditional activity evolved into a business opportunity in Lamay. Your immersive visit is
  • Cusco Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience as you meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco. Learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques.
Passport Moments
  • Cusco Join your Local Expert for a visit to the ruins of Sacsayhuman, on of the most important Incan sites and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. You'll also visit Korikancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun, and the beautiful colonial neighborhood of
  • Lake Titicaca Visit the Uros Floating Islands to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the local people and enjoy lunch with this community that bundles reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes.
  • Lima Visit Casa Aliaga, one of the oldest houses in Lima which has been in the Aliaga family for 17 generations. This colonial house was built by Jeronimo de Aliaga y Ramirez in 1535, the year Lima was established. The Aliaga family has lived within 40 r
  • Machu Picchu Experience Machu Picchu with a Local Expert. You'll learn about Machu Picchu's history and the use of each section of including ceremonial, storage, agriculture, temples, astronomical, and observatory as well as the possible reasons why the
  • Ollantaytambo Join a local expert and visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo. See the magnificent views of the ruins on the side of the cliffs above the Urubamba river.
  • Puno Enjoy a picnic lunch on the shores of Lake Umayo before visiting the archeological site of Sillustani. Explore the stone burial towers 'chullpas' that have dotted the shores since pre-Inca times.
  • Sacred Valley A local shaman will perform a welcoming ceremony to the Sacred Valley and the mystical Andes Mountains that surround it.
  • Sacred Valley Learn from locals about the process of salt mining.The cascading salt terraces along this scenic canyon have been harvested using an evaporation technique since the times of the Incas and has been passed down by local families, who still ha
  • Sacred Valley Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train, offering you great views with panoramic windows and an outdoor observation carriage.
Personalise your day
  • Cusco Return to Cusco by vehicle and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating artsy neighborhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight into Peruvian produce.
  • Cusco Visit the ruins of Tambo Machay and enjoy a leisurely 3.7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Quenguo.
  • Lima Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs.
  • Lima Visit the historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum.
  • Machu Picchu Embark on a twilight nature walk where your guide will point out medicinal plants, sacred Pre-Inca pictographs, and an enchanting waterfall in the Cloud Forest.
  • Machu Picchu Seize the opportunity to return to Machu Picchu a second time on this Personalize Your Day option. After exploring the ancient Inca citadel with your Local Expert earlier in the day, you can personalize your experience and create and savor y
  • Machu Picchu View the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids around your hotel surrounded by the Cloud Forest.
  • Machu Picchu Visit a working tea plantation.

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Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LimaArrive in Lima, Peru: Journey by private transfer to the JW Marriott Hotel Lima where your ocean view room waits. Tonight, savor the culinary art of chef Jaime Pesaque at SAPIENS to begin your Peru luxury tour.

Accommodations: JW Marriott Hotel, Lima (Ocean View Room).
Day 2LimaLima, City of the Kings: Discover Lima's top sites including the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop`s Palace and the City Hall. Enhance your tour and choose to visit the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs or the Historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank Museum. Afterwards, step inside the historic Casa Aliaga, one of the oldest houses in Lima and in the Aliaga family since 17 generations. A culinary journey of Peruvian cuisine for lunch awaits before visiting Barranco, the bohemian heart of Lima where many of the country's foremost artists, musicians, photographers and designers live and work. Pause at the Bridge of Sighs which has inspired poets and songwriters before you're treated to an exclusive VIP visit to the home and workshop of renowned Peruvian sculptor and painter, Victor Delfin.

Accommodations: JW Marriott Hotel, Lima (Ocean View Room).
Day 3Sacred ValleyOn to the Sacred Valley: A crafted-for-you experience awaits today in the heart of the Sacred Valley as Quechua scholar Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez shares the history and culture of traditional Peruvian Cusqueñan textile weavers at the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco. Learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques before feasting on lunch at her restaurant featuring traditional culinary delights of the region. Your next magnificent culinary encounter features ingredients grown on property.

Accommodations: Tambo del Inka, Sacred Valley.
Day 4Sacred ValleyExploring the Sacred Valley Relaxed Start: A local salt miner shares ancient salt mining techniques, passed down through generations. Uncover more of Peru's past dining on a caja china lunch before a local shaman welcomes you to the Sacred Valley at a traditional blessing ceremony.

Accommodations: Tambo del Inka, Sacred Valley.
Day 5Machu PicchuJourney to Machu Picchu: Board the panoramic Vistadome train for your journey to Machu Picchu, pausing for lunch above the Vilcanota River followed by a guided walk through the lush and enchanting cloud forest. Learn the art of tea making at a working tea plantation or view the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids.

Accommodations: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Superior Deluxe Room).
Day 6Machu PicchuMysterious Machu Picchu: Arriving at the enigmatic Machu Picchu, your Local Expert paints a picture of Incan history on the Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana. Feast on an Andean lunch, then soak in grand views of Machu Picchu or return to the Pueblo for a twilight nature walk showcasing sacred Pre-Inca pictographs.

Accommodations: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Superior Deluxe Room).
Day 7CuscoReturn to Cusco Relaxed Start: Travel back to the Sacred Valley by Train on your way to Cusco where the panoramic windows and observation outdoor carriage bring the stunning surroundings in. Then enjoy traditional Pachamanca feast of Peruvian cuisine cooked underground that will transport you back to pre-historic times. You'll continue your trip to Cusco with a fascinating stop in the village of Lamay for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience. Conclude your day as you check into your five-centuries-old mansion in Cusco.

Accommodations: Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Suite with oxygen).
Day 8CuscoHistorical Cusco Relaxed Start: Step into the past at Cusco's ruins of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most important Incan sites of sacred towers, shrines and zigzagging walls of giant, interlocking stones. Feel like an archaeologist exploring among the ruins before curating your day. Return to Cusco and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating arty neighborhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight in Peruvian produce. Or, continue your exploration of various ruins just outside of Cusco on a picturesque hike. You will end up in the San Blas district. Conclude your day with a memorable dinner at MAP Restaurant, an intimate ?glass box? in the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.

Accommodations: Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Suite with oxygen).
Day 9PunoLake Region of Peru: Take your time in the sacred burial grounds of Sillustani. Reach Puno, for your stay GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca on the private island of Esteves, where you are treated to a lakeside sunset.

Accommodations: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca, Puno (Premium Sunrise Room).
Day 10PunoThe Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca: A private cruise of Lake Titicaca with your Local Expert showcases the incredible man-made Uros Floating Islands made entirely of reeds. On Amantani Island, join a local family for a farm-to-table lunch and stroll among the ancient ruins and terraced hillsides offering views across the water.

Accommodations: GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca, Puno (Premium Sunrise Room).
Day 11LimaPuno, Back to Lima: Return to Lima for your stay at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima in the vibrant Miraflores District. Savor a sensational dinner at Matria, where chef Arlette Eulert Checa intrigues and delights with creative seasonal dishes.

Accommodations: JW Marriott Hotel, Lima (Ocean View Room).
Day 12LimaDepart Lima Departure Flight: Your Peruvian adventure draws to a close as you say goodbye before your private transfer to the Lima Airport.

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