Enchanting Peru

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

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. Plus, immerse yourself in fascinating history and lively culture during stays in the country’s most vibrant cities, including Cusco, Puno, and Lima. 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!

Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our Enchanting Peru with Nazca Lines & Ballestas Islands tour which includes 2 nights in Lima and 1 night in Paracas visiting the Nazca Lines and the Ballestas Islands!

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

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

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
  • 14 meals: 9 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

Flights

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: 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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Aug 17–26
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$2,699
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Nov 9–18
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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.

Reviews

Tony a

3 weeks ago
We loved our tour through Peru. Our Travel Director Enrique was exceptional, very knowleable, amusing, great story teller, great personality. We would definitely recommend Smartours Peru to others.

Exceptional value for the price of the tour. All the hotels were great and the pace of the tour was appropriate.

We had a hotel glitch in the beginning in Lima when there were three hotels of the same name, and even Smartours support was confused, but the rest of the tour more than made up for that issue.

Cindy M

1 year ago
I had a wonderful time on this trip. Everything was planned so well, and the sights we seen was amazing! My favorites were Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. I was in awe withe the ruins at Machu Picchu, it was a spiritual experience that I will never forget. Lake Titicaca was an immersion into the culture the people who lived on the Floating Islands. Then, we took a boat ride to see Taquile Island where we were greeted by the most humble group of people who shared their culture with us. And on top of that they made us a delicious lunch! This trip truly immersed us in the culture of Peru. I came back to the U.S. feeling so centered and humbled...

Dagmara R

1 year ago
We had a great time, we visited beautiful places.

Bev R

1 year ago
This was an awesome tour. Our tour director, Enrique Virto was fabulous. He was attentive, intelligent, energetic, and very aware of the group and individual needs. He shared his knowledge and experiences in Peru readily.

Linda

1 year ago
Peru trip with SmartTour was a excellent experience. MachuPicchu, Lake Titikaka, Sacred valley ,Cusco city … were wonderful. Hotels were very nice, food was delicious. Most of most, our tour director is very kind, very knowledgeable, responsible and humor. The bus driver was also very nice and exceptional skill on driving made us feel so safe and relax.

Lilia L

1 year ago
Muy bueno el tour. Recomendaría que el tour al Templo Sagrado (2do día) se hiciera mas adelante, para darnos oportunidad de aclimatarnos o adaptarnos a la altura. Y el cierre fue excelente pero ese tour de 2 horas por el Museo fue hermoso pero al ser de ultimo es algo agotador. Solo se los dejo como una recomendación.
Saludos y gracias.

Herbert L

1 year ago
My wife, Faye, and I just finished your "Enchanting Peru" Tour led by Enrique, Of course, Peru is indeed Enchanting, but it was made even more so by the excellence leadership of Enrique. His vast knowledge of the Incas and Peru is enlightening to his travelers. But his fine sense of humor, his wide travel experience, his facility with languages, and his genuine, friendly helpfulness are all top-notch. Smartours is fortunate to have Enrique as a tour director. His recommendations for restaurants and other venues were excellent in every case. This was my 9th Smartours trip, and because of Enrique it was truly outstanding. I recommend the trip and Enrique very highly!

Donna

1 year ago
Smartours name says it all. We just returned from Peru and because of our extremely knowledgeable tour director, Enrique Virto, we’re much smarter about this country ‘s history, people, geography and culture. I can’t begin to express my appreciation for all that Enrique taught us and his humor, knowledge and resourcefulness were invaluable. Because of him we easily averted several issues that would have been disastrous if we had planned this trip personally. One faux pas that was resolved resulted in us visiting Arequipa, which was a simply beautiful city. Each day on this trip was like stepping into history. Daily we were amazed by something and when we thought it couldn’t get better it did! The quality of everything provided on this tour was top level, making it an AMAZING value for the money. When you travel with Smartours you KNOW that your satisfaction is their top priority.

This was my second trip with SmarTours and I’m already planning my next.

Andrea M

1 year ago
Fantastic tour through high spots of Peru. Hit a few travel snags (cancelled flight, cancelled train) which the tour directors took care of promptly, minimizing disruptions to travel. THAT is what you pay for in a tour! Henriqué truly made the trip!

Donna

1 year ago
SmarTours name says it all! We just returned from Peru and because of our extremely knowledgeable tour director, Enrique Virto, we’re much smarter about this country ‘s history, people, geography, beliefs and culture. I can’t begin to express my appreciation for all that Enrique taught us and how he kept us safe and healthy at such high altitudes. His humor, knowledge and resourcefulness were invaluable and made the trip so special. Because of him we easily averted several issues that would have been disastrous if we had planned this trip personally. His attentiveness to each of our needs as truly commendable! One faux pas that was outside of anyones control was quickly resolved & resulted in us visiting an additional city; Arequipa, which was simply beautiful! Each day on this trip was like stepping into history. Daily we were amazed by something and when we thought it couldn’t get better it did! The quality of everything provided on this tour was top level, making it an AMAZING value for the money. When you travel with SmarTours you KNOW that your satisfaction is their top priority. Not having to struggle with pushing my luggage, knowing that my belongings were safe on our bus, having great sleeping accommodations, good food and any issues and or question quickly addressed are only a few things that keep me coming back. This was my second trip with SmarTours and I’m already planning my next.