Enchanting Peru with Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands

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MACHU PICCHU, LAKE TITICACA, CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY, LIMA, AND PARACAS

Iconic and highly sought out, the natural wonder of Machu Picchu’s towering green mountains and dry-stone wall structures is just one of Peru’s most enticing attractions. Along with getting to visit this ancient Inca settlement in the High Andes, you’ll have the chance to admire even more of Peru’s breathtaking landscapes with stops at the Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca. Next, immerse yourself in fascinating history and lively culture during stays in the country’s most vibrant cities, including Cusco, Puno, and Lima. Continue to Paracas where you’ll see the incredible Nazca Lines from the air and the lovely Ballestas Islands from the sea! From discovering renowned archaeological sites and sampling authentic cuisine to browsing colorful craft markets and cozying up to llamas and alpaca, this trip is a Peruvian dream. 5/5 stars on Tripadvisor!

Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our 11-day Enchanting Peru tour visiting Peru’s highlights from Cusco to Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca and Lima.

For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section.

Did you know that you can make this tour private for your friends and family? Find out more about pricing and options for your group.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • Overnight Flight
  • 2 nights in Yucay
  • 3 nights in Cusco
  • 2 nights in Puno
  • 2 nights in Lima
  • 1 night in Paracas
  • 1 night in Lima

Tour
Highlights

  • Machu Picchu
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Indian Market in Pisac
  • Plaza de Armas (Lima)
  • Tour of Modern & Colonial Lima
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines
  • Ballestas Islands

Activity Level: Adventurer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round trip airfare from Miami (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Peru flights, ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • 15 meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English speaking guides

Tour Itinerary

Depart USA

Your exciting expedition to Peru begins late this evening with an overnight flight.

*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Lima on Day 2.

Arrive Peru

Early morning arrival in Lima. Here, connect for a short flight to Cuzco, the fabled capital of the Inca Empire, perched at about 11,000 feet above sea level. On arrival, journey to the nearby Sacred Valley of the Incas. The valley has amazing landscapes of fertile land, mystical ruins and indigenous villages. On your way to the Sacred Valley, enjoy lunch at Princesita private restaurant and in the restaurant’s gardens experience a Shaman ceremony, one…

Pisac and Sacred Valley Excursion

On today’s excursion visit the world-renowned and colorful Indian market in Pisac where many beautiful crafts are traded. Later, travel through the lush valley to Ollantaytambo and explore the splendid ruins of this massive ancient fortress. The village below is a fine example of the Incas incredible urban planning skills. Return to your hotel in Yucay later this afternoon.

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Machu Picchu Rail Excursion/Cusco

Embark today on an expedition to Machu Picchu. You’ll ride aboard the Vistadome train through the lush Urubamba Valley passing along stunning scenery. Arrive at “The Lost City Of the Incas” rediscovered in 1911. The beauty of its location and the genius construction make Machu Picchu travel the jewel of all Inca settlements and a top stop in your Peru vacation packages. To this day nobody can explain how the Incas managed to transport the…

Cusco

Cusco is a vibrant town, dotted with archaeological sites. On a guided walking tour, visit the main Inca and Colonial monuments. See the Plaza de Armas, the center of the Inca Empire, and the impressive 16th-century cathedral built on the ruins of the Inca Palace. In the old town view magnificently restored colonial buildings. Your hotel is superbly located in the heart of the old town near the lively Plaza de Armas. Evening at leisure.…

Cusco

A day at leisure to explore vibrant Cusco at your own pace. Walk the narrow streets of the old colonial town, browse the galleries and shops selling local crafts and relax in one of the many outdoor cafes. You may also venture to the outskirts of Cusco to visit the amazing ruins of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca architectural masterpiece with fabulous views of the city below.

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Cusco/Puno/Lake Titicaca

Embark on a thrilling journey to Puno. As you traverse the rugged snow-capped Andes you’ll enjoy the breathtaking scenery and see quaint local villages as well as herds of llama and alpaca. Visit the charming village of Andahuaylillas, with its renowned 17th-century church. Arrive at your hotel overlooking majestic Lake Titicaca.

GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca or similar | Breakfast 

Lake Titicaca Boat Excursion

Situated on the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is South America’s largest and highest navigable lake. Today, embark on an unforgettable boat journey to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating life on and around the tranquil lake. First, visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians that still practice the old traditions of fishing, trapping birds and living on the lake plants. The totora reeds,which grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake, are…

Lake Titicaca/Lima

Today transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. The rest of the day is at leisure.

New in 2022: On the way to the airport, stop to visit with a local family. We’ll hear about the family-run business, engage ina  special exchange, and sample a local delicacy.

Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe or similar | Breakfast

Lima

This morning is at leisure. Later enjoy a guided tour of both colonial and modern Lima, founded in 1535 and later dominated by the Inca nation. See the historical center and the San Francisco Church as well as Plaza de Armas and the Government Palace. Later, see the fashionable districts of San Isidro and Miraflores with their beautiful parks and elegant residences. Afterward, enjoy an afternoon tour at the Larco Museum with a lovely dinner…

Lima/Paracas

Early this morning we’ll travel south by bus to Paracas, a coastal village renowned for its climate, beautiful beaches, and rich marine wildlife and ecosystems. We’ll travel to the Pisco airport where we’ll board an aircraft and fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines. Located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, these pre-Columbian geoglyphs were scratched onto the surface of the ground between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D. and are among archaeology’s greatest enigmas thanks to…

Paracas/Lima

This morning, we’ll board a speedboat to Ballestas Islands. On our way out to the Pacific Ocean, we’ll pass by the National Reserve of Paracas and during a short photo stop, we’ll be able to take photos of the “El Candelabro” figure etched into the side of a hill. Once we reach the islands, we’ll have a chance to see animals in their natural environment from our boat. There are thousands of different birds like…

Lima/USA

After breakfast today, we’ll travel to the airport for our return flight to the U.S. filled with memories of our Peruvian adventure!

*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights on Day 13 in Lima.

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Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Jan. 28, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from Miami (MIA). Starting in 2022, travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.

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Rates are based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $699

IMPORTANT TRAVELERS NOTE
The high altitudes reached on this trip (up to 11,000 feet above sea level) requires that you be in good physical condition to fully enjoy the trip. We strongly suggest that you consult a physician regarding any concerns prior to making a reservation.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments 
Reservations can be made by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Maras & Moray

  • From approx. $90 Per Person
We’ll start our morning tour at Moray with its unique circular agricultural terraces. The pre-Inca platforms have underground irrigation channels, different soils, and changing temperatures, which made it ideal for a plant nursery and research center. Walk down 30m (98ft) and appreciate its ingenuity and splendor. About seven miles away, go to Maras and admire over 3,000 salt ponds with a stunning view of the Andes Mountains in the background. To this day, a network…

Chocolate Museum & Workshop

  • From approx. $37 Per Person
On this afternoon tour, visit the chocolate museum and learn about cacao’s history, the cacao tree, and the different processes to make chocolate. Then, roll up your sleeves and get to work. First, help roast the cacao beans and remove the husk. Then, grind the nibs to form a paste. To this paste, add your favorite ingredients: almonds, nuts, coffee beans, etc. While you wait for your chocolate to harden, sip on a cup of…

Ruins of Cusco

  • From approx. $55 Per Person
On this morning tour, we’ll journey into the past as we explore the different Inca ruins around Cusco. We’ll start at Sacsayhuamán, the Inca ceremonial fortress dedicated to the sun. Here we’ll admire the gigantic rocks used to build the site and the way they were perfectly fitted together with some are as high as 8.5m (28ft.) and up to 200 tons. Next, we’ll head to nearby Qenqo, a temple carved in a gigantic monolith.…