Enchanting Peru with Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands


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 Enchanting Peru tour visiting Peru’s highlights from Cusco to Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca and Lima.

Itinerary at a Glance

2024 Tour Itinerary:

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

Tour Highlights

  • Tour of Modern & Colonial Lima
  • Larco Museum
  • Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Indian Market in Pisac
  • Walking Tour of Cusco
  • Lake Titicaca & the Island of Taquile
  • Flight over the Nazca Lines
  • Ballestas Islands

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from Miami (MIA) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Peru flights, ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at First Class hotels
  • 16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English speaking guides

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

2024 Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

Note: Flights are not available on departures.

You must book your own flights to the tour destination and you are responsible for making your own way to the tour starting point, where you will meet your Tour Director. This is normally the first hotel in your itinerary.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Lima

Welcome to Lima, the capital city of Peru. This afternoon, we'll start our guided tour of the modern side of Lima, visiting the districts of San Isidro and Miraflores which feature modern architecture, shopping centers, and beautiful parks overlooking the ocean like "El Olivar" and "Parque del Amor". We'll drive through Lima's downtown where we can see several colonial buildings and monuments. In the historical center, admire the colorful colonial architecture around Plaza San Martín and the Plaza de Armas where we can also see the Government Palace, Cathedral, and Municipality. We'll visit the San Francisco Monastery, and explore its underground maze of tunnels and catacombs. We'll end our day at the Larco Museum where we can appreciate a collection of pre-Columbian ceramics, textiles, gold, and silver pieces totaling over 45,000 artifacts. This evening, we'll enjoy a variety of regional dishes at the Café Del Museo in the museum's lovely terraced garden filled with colorful flowers.

Accommodations: José Antonio Deluxe Hotel or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Day 3: Sacred Valley

Day 4: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Day 5: Cusco

Day 6: Cusco at Leisure

Day 7: Cusco – Andahuaylillas – Puno

Day 8: Lake Titicaca

Day 9: Puno – Lima

Day 10: Lima – Paracas

Day 11: Paracas – Lima

Day 12: Depart Lima

Guided Tour Pricing

Plan ahead to maximize your savings!

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA.

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or 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. Full payment is due days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Ruins of Cusco

Maras & Moray

Chocolate Museum & Workshop

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 3

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods of up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature hikes, stairs, and/or climbs which may be on hilly and/or uneven terrain at potentially high altitudes. Learn More

Pacing Level: Moderate

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

This tour includes destinations with high altitudes. In Cusco, the elevation is 11,000 ft and may be a consideration for those with heart conditions or those affected by altitude. Please consult with your physician.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.