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zLegends of the Inca

8 days

Our Singular Event in Peru this Fall

Discover the vibrant spirit of this ancient land

  • Dine at Casa Aliaga... Set on property given to one of Pizarro’s soldiers in 1535 and occupied by 16 generations of his descendants, this historic residence is one of the oldest in the Americas.
  • See llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat and witness ancient weaving techniques still in use throughout the Sacred Valley.
  • Venture off the beaten path to marvel at the rarely-visited Inca terraces of Moray, one of Peru’s most enigmatic ancient sites.
  • Delve into the mysteries of the Inca on an extensive guided tour of Machu Picchu... And then return the following morning to behold the grandeur of the Lost City in the soft light of the rising sun.
  • Encounter ancient traditions that endure to this day in the lives of Cuzco residents at the bustling and colorful San Pedro Market.

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Oct 31, 2014 – Fly to Lima

Upon your arrival in the capital, you'll be warmly met and escorted to our deluxe hotel overlooking the Pacific in the lively district of Miraflores.
Overnight at the JW Marriott


Nov 1 – We’ll explore the capital

After a morning to relax, we’ll join our expert guide for a tour of Lima’s historic city center. We’ll see the splendid Colonial architecture of Plaza Mayor and visit Santo Domingo Church and Convent, a lovely complex with courtyards and walls decorated with Spanish tiles. Next we’ll tour the extensive Pre-Columbian collection of the renowned Larco Herrera Museum. Our dinner this evening has been specially arranged just for us at the private residence of Casa Aliaga, still occupied after 16 generations by the descendants of Francisco Pizarro. Meals B,D
Overnight at the JW Marriott


Nov 2 – Into the Sacred Valley

After an early breakfast, we’ll be escorted to the airport for our included flight to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the once-mighty Inca Empire. Upon arrival, we’ll set out for the picturesque Sacred Valley to visit Awanacancha to see llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat and to learn about ancient weaving techniques which are still used today in the timeless villages of the Andes. Then we’ll visit the colorful market town of Pisac before checking in to our enchanting resort, built around a 17th-century colonial hacienda set on the Vilcanota River. Meals B,L
Overnight at the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness Resort


Nov 3 – Maras, Moray & Ollantaytambo

Our exploration of the Sacred Valley continues to Maras, an amazing complex of terraced salt mines which have been worked for generations by the same families. We’ll continue across the mountain landscapes to marvel at the ancient agricultural terraces of Moray, one of Peru’s most intriguing and enigmatic Inca sites. At the lovely Wayra Ranch, we’ll enjoy authentic Peruvian cuisine in an inspiring setting surrounded by the Andes. After lunch, we explore the massive stone fortress of Ollantaytambo, so well built that the Incas were able to successfully defend this site against the Spanish in 1537. Meals B,L
Overnight at the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness Resort


Nov 4 – By rail to Machu Picchu

Our 2-day visit to Machu Picchu begins this morning as we board the Vistadome Train for an unforgettable journey through the spectacular Sacred Valley. We arrive in the charming town of Aguas Calientes and ascend by motorcoach to the mountaintop site of Machu Picchu. Our extensive walking tour through this fabled Lost City is enriched as our expert guide illuminates the history and culture of the once-great Inca Empire. We return down the mountainside for a restful overnight at our enchanting retreat, set in a lush and pristine riverside cloud forest.  Meals B,L,D
Overnight at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel


Nov 5 – Machu Picchu and back to Cuzco

We’ve included your second entry ticket so you can explore Machu Picchu again this morning, at your own pace. Watching the sun’s first golden rays strike the ancient stones of the legendary Lost City of the Inca is an evocative experience you will never forget! Your early access to the site also provides the opportunity to behold the grandeur and mystery of Machu Picchu before the crowds of day-visitors arrive! Enroute back to Cuzco by train, we’ll stop in Chincheros, a charming high-mountain town known for the skill of its resident weavers. Upon arrival, we’ll be escorted to our luxury hotel in the heart of Cuzco where oxygenated rooms promise a comfortable stay in this high-mountain city!  Meals B
Overnight in specially oxygenated rooms at the JW Marriott Hotel


Nov 6 – Out and About in Cuzco

This morning’s sightseeing showcases the most significant Inca and Colonial-era monuments including the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun. We’ll also ascend into the hills outside of town to the Inca site of Sacsayhuaman, famed for its extraordinary masonry work and great views over the mountains and Cuzco’s red-tile rooftops. Back in the city at the Almudena Cemetery and bustling San Pedro Market, our guide will offer enriching insight into how ancient traditions – many dating back to Inca times – still endure in the daily lives of Cuzco’s residents. Enjoy free time this afternoon to relax, shop or explore at your own pace. This evening, we gather together for dinner.  Meals B,D 
Overnight in specially oxygenated rooms at the JW Marriott Hotel


Nov 7 – Fly to Lima

After a leisurely morning, we fly to Lima where you’ll have some free time to shop or explore on your own before our special farewell dinner overlooking Huaca Pucllana, a recently excavated pyramid from the 4th century! Meals B,D

Private Tour Add-Ons

Peru's Amazon Lodges

Discover the remote and pristine Amazon jungles of Peru! We include your choice of eco-lodge deep in the rainforest, roundtrip transportation from Puerto Maldonado and all meals. Then set out with our expert naturalists to explore the unique flora and fauna of the Amazon.

Arequipa and the Colca Valley

Tour this lovely, Colonial-era Peruvian town and then journey into the Colca Valley, one of South America’s greatest natural wonders and home to the magnificent condor! Enjoy a deluxe hotel in Arequipa and wonderful hot spring lodge in the Colca Valley.

Lake Titicaca

With its pristine beauty and unique indigenous communities, Lake Titicaca is a terrific way to enhance your travels through Peru and South America. We include private airport transfers, a choice of fine hotels & resorts and a full-day, expertly guided excursion across the Lake.


Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Prices are guaranteed on deposit.

Deposit: A deposit of $500 per person is due at the time of booking in order to secure your reservation. Full payment is due on June 15, 2014. After June 15, full payment is required at the time of booking. Cancellation penalties: Up to June 15 – $500 per person; June 15-Aug 1 – 50% of package price; Aug 2-Oct 31 – 100% of package price.

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