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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
| Breakfast, Lunch
Machu Picchu Rail Excursion/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.
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
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
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.
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.
|2022 Tours||Tour Only||With Flights|
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.
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
Chocolate Museum & Workshop
- From approx. $37 Per Person
Ruins of Cusco
- From approx. $55 Per Person
Enchanting Peru Room UpgradesFrom $349 per person
Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Yucay HotelYucay
Once an 18th-century monastery, this beautiful hotel is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley and is surrounded by gorgeous gardens. Your hotel room features a digital safe, hairdryer, and WiFi.
Plaza Manco II 123 Yucay
Urubamba, Cusco, Peru
Sonesta Hotel CuscoCuzco
Just blocks from the main square, the Sonesta Hotel Cusco boasts a restaurant and bar with excellent food, laundry service, and rooms with a hairdryer, minibar, safe-deposit box, and WiFi.
GHL Hotel Lago TiticacaLake Titicaca
Formerly the Hotel Libertador Puno
Isla Esteves s/n Lago Titicaca
Hotel Jose Antonio DeluxeLima
Located in Lima’s cosmopolitan Miraflores district, enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool, gym, restaurant and WiFi! Rooms here have a hairdryer, coffee kit, safe, and WiFi.
Calle Bellavista 133
Miraflores, Lima, Peru
La Hacienda Bahía Hotel ParacasParacas, Peru
Lote 25 Urbanización, Paracas, Peru
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented some COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
Returning to the U.S.: In accordance with U.S. entry requirements, smarTours will arrange testing for the group in destination. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. More details including cost will be added when available.
Please note entry requirements are changing rapidly. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (Peru)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (Peru)
The high altitude reached on this trip (up to 14,000 feet above sea level) as well as the considerable amount of walking involved, often on uneven terrain, requires that you be in good physical condition to enjoy this trip. We strongly suggest that you consult with your physician regarding any concerns as well as possible medications to ease the effects of the high altitude. Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
Your flights from the U.S. to Peru and back are via the airlines listed below. You need to arrive at the designated airport at least 3 ½ hours before your scheduled departure. Schedules are as follows:
|Departure Date||Airline||Depart Miami||Return Miami|
|2022: Apr. 17, May 1, Jun. 5, Jul. 10, Sep. 18, Oct. 9||LATAM Airlines||11:55 PM||7:00 PM|
|2022: Nov. 6||LATAM Airlines||TBA||TBA|
Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
The above airlines do not accept advance seat assignment. Actual seat assignment will be provided at the airport. Please note that smarTours is not involved with your seat assignments.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour + Extension: Land-only services start upon independent check-in (no later than 7:30AM) at the Lima Airport for the flight from Lima to Cusco on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on the tour page. Land-only services end after breakfast at the Lima hotel on Day 13 of the itinerary listed on the tour page.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of return. American passport holders do not require a visa. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instructions and travel tips will be sent to you 7 – 10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.
Since Peru is located near the Equator, the weather is temperate with average daytime high temperatures ranging from 60’s to the 80’s. Evening temperatures will be about 20 to 30 degrees cooler.
You may dine at either of the hotels used on this tour or other nearby restaurants recommended by your guide. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the hotel’s coffee shop is about $10-20 per meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange your cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage not to exceed 44 pounds and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”.
Check out this video from a smarTours traveler on this trip of a lifetime!