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 13-day 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!

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

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

2022 Itinerary: 

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

2023 Itinerary: 

  • Overnight Flight
  • 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

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
  • 2022 Departures: 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • 2023 Departures: 15 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English speaking guides

2022 Tour Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart USA

Day 2: Arrive Peru

Day 3: Pisac and Sacred Valley Excursion

Day 4: Machu Picchu Rail Excursion/Cusco

Day 5: Cusco

Day 6: Cusco

Day 7: Cusco/Puno/Lake Titicaca

Day 8: Lake Titicaca Boat Excursion

Day 9: Lake Titicaca/Lima

Day 10: Lima

Day 11: Lima/USA

2023 Tour Itinerary

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Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Day 1: Depart USA

Day 2: Arrive in Lima

Day 3: Lima/Cusco/Sacred Valley

Day 4: Sacred Valley

Day 5: Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu/Cusco

Day 6: Cusco

Day 7: Cusco

Day 8: Cusco/Andahuaylillas/Puno

Day 9: Lake Titicaca

Day 10: Puno/Lima

Day 11: Lima/USA

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Sep. 2, 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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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

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.

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 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. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. 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.

Enhance your trip with our recommended 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.

Maras & Moray

Chocolate Museum & Workshop

Ruins of Cusco

Reviews

Donna

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

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!

Melissa

This tour of Peru was my first international trip after getting vaccinated, but still during the COVID-19 pandemic. I was nervous about traveling, but this trip was so well put together and our health was closely monitored. Our guide, Enrique, was attentive not only to our adjustment to the altitude, but took our temperature daily and SmarTours arranged for a COVID test before we departed. All that to say, I felt safe and we saw so many beautiful sights, the highlight being Machu Picchu. Enrique was so knowledgeable that we learned a lot about history and culture and met some wonderful Peruvian people who were warm and generous. This tour provides great value for the money - the hotels were very nice and the food was tasty. I enjoyed seeing all the embroidery and weavings. I highly recommend taking this tour and hope you are lucky enough to travel with Enrique!

Maria

It was our first time to join a group tour. Smart Tours did not disappoint. Dagmar, our tour director, was very knowledgeable. So were the other tour guides. Dagmar took very good care of our group. Pacing was just right, accommodations excellent. We learned a lot about beautiful Peru. We would consider doing a tour with Smart Tours again.

Marguerite

Just returned from Peru and cannot say enough about this trip. It was all we hoped for and then some. Our guide Lucho was excellent and very patient. Our group of 11 bonded and with every day we just enjoyed all the culture and beauty of this country. Machu Picchu was stunning but Lake Titicaca was so interesting with the floating islands and the Uros people. This was our 4th trip with Smartours and I’m looking for our next adventure with them. Best value and experience around.

Leonard

Enchanting Peru - Originally, we had planned on putting our own Peru adventure together, however, it became quite daunting not knowing which transportation companies to use, which hotels were conveniently located and how to reliably book all of our activities and related tickets. We were "swirling" and not making progress with our planning. We were actually considering a different destination and basically giving up on visiting Peru. Then, a very good friend (who has been on over 20 SmarTours) forwarded an e-mail to us on the "Enchanting Peru" trip through SmarTours. Our prayers were answered! For a very reasonable price, with an amazing itinerary, all we had to do was to make a telephone call...book it...and pack! There ended up being 14 total people on the trip..., which was perfect. All hotels we stayed in were top notch, each day well planned and the transportation comfortable and reliable. The best thing that happened to us on this trip was that our tour guide was Dagmar Becerra, a resident of Cusco. Dagmar became our teacher, our trusted advisor, a comedian, a kind disciplinarian (when some of us deserved it) and most of all, a friend. We learned more from her in 11 days, than we have in years. Based on this first experience with SmarTours, I plan on booking with them next year...but the next tour guide has big shoes to fill. (Thank you Dagmar - you ARE the BEST!!!)

Mark A

Had an excellent time on this tour. We had an excellent tour director Dagnar Becerra that was with us and took us everywhere. Her knowledge of Peru was excellent and always answered our questions that we had. All the hotels were excellent. Very nice and were in good locations. Food was great! Looking forward to my next Smartour in September when I go to Africa.

Carol S

Enchanting Peru was incredible and so was our tour director Dagmar Becerra. Dagmar, did a very professional job as tour director. We had three obnoxious men on this tour that were disruptive to others, yet, Dagmar managed to stay very calm and professional. She has a vast knowledge of Peru. Machu Picchu was so much bigger and magnificent than I thought it would be. The whole country was beautiful. I really enjoyed seeing Native Peruvian women in their native dress. The hotels were all very nice. It was an exceptional trip.

Carol S

I have been on eight Smartours vacations. I can wholeheartedly recommend Enchanting Peru as one of the best vacations. The life of a tour director is never easy. We had a small group of eleven people, and for the most part it was a pretty good group. However, we had three obnoxious men on this tour that were very disrespectful and disruptive to the group and to our tour director Dagmar Becerra. I thought Dagmar did a very professional job as tour director. I don’t know how she keeps keeps calm and professional when dealing with obnoxious people on tour. I admire her professionalism and vast knowledge of Peru. Machu Picchu was so much more amazing than I ever anticipated. Peru is a beautiful country and this vacation was action packed with beautiful places to visit. Go to Peru...you will love this country and Smartours vacation. ❤️❤️

Eileen D

This was my first tour with a large company of any kind, and I wasn't sure what to expect. But I've always wanted to go to Macchu Piccu and wasn't familiar enough with S. America to organize a trip on my own. My choice of Smartours was quite serendipitous. My experience with Smartour was on the whole exemplary. First and foremost, I truly don't know how you keep the prices so low, considering the level of services, accomodation, food and experiences we were given. Our two guides, Lucho and Celestino, were almost frighteningly capable and universally knowledgeable about their country, its history, customs, sites and general info, and worked flawlessly with the other players in the tour, from hotel staffs to bus drivers to security. When we almost ran afoul of a nationwide strike that shut down roads in and around Puno, our schedule was changed and our transporation to the airport for our flight to Lima managed half an hour before the roads closed. Then we had the choice of staying on the comfortable, heated bus or the unheated airport til our check-in time. no drama, no trauma. The hotels were excellent, the Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay being a favorite, considering it was originally a 16th century monastery that had been updated flawlessly. Meals offered were universally excellent, with optional meal recommendations excellent. I especially appreciated getting to see so much in our ten days, not just Macchu Piccu, but Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and all of the small villages and Incan historic sites there in, Macchu Piccu--of course, and the area around Lake Titicaca. Even the time spent in Lima was delightful and instructive. Thank you for the help of every person involved in making this a real trip of a lifetime. I do have one small suggestion. We arrived in Lima and immediately flew to Cuzco at 12,000 ft.. I was mistaken in that I thought we would be heading to a lower altitude before participating in any activities. But we ate a meal at the top of Cuzco before any of us could acclimate to the altitude. As you know, no matter what kind of shape a person is in, he or she can still have trouble with altitude and not know it til we get there. And so it was for some of us. If possible, it might help to have that first meal down the hill a ways. Yeah, that's it. That's my only suggestion. Everything else was all but flawless. I have been and will continue to recommend Smartour to anyone who asks.

Cynthia

Trip was fabulous, Enrique Virto was a superior host and tour guide. The altitude was a problem for both my husband and I as was the inability to brush our teeth with the water, but the hotels helped with Oxygen and Coca Tea to ease the altitude sickness and Enrique was encouraging and very helpful during the entire trip. He was very considerate of our abilities or inabilities and always considered our group as a whole. He was incredibly informative and knowledgeable about all of the places we visited and his English was excellent. The accommodations were excellent, clean rooms, comfortable beds and very kind and helpful staff. This is my 3rd trip with SmarTours and I will travel with them in the future.

Eimer

Enrique our tour guide was fantastic . He has a passion for educating his clients about Peru . Our tour of 6 adults were delighted with his care . Smart Tours got us to see all the important places in Peru . Food and accommodation were great too

Judith

The guide was wonderful. Very organized trip. Hotel accommodations exceeded my expectations. The daily activities were very tiring. Perhaps a lighter schedule would be better. Overall a delightful trip

Pam

Enchanting Peru trip was an amazing experience . Led by Enrique Virto who was very knowledgeable , funny and passionate about leading the tour thru his country. Highlights were the floating islands (lake Titicaca), Manchu Piccu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley. I would highly recommend this tour if led by Enrique . Was the experience of a lifetime !!!

Shannon M

This was an amazing trip, made even better by our guide Enrique Virto! His local knowledge added so much to a journey that was already of bucket-list quality. Thank you SmarTours!
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