Peru Splendors with Arequipa & Colca Canyon (SOE3) - 2015 / 2014

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11 Day Tour from Lima to Lima


Peru Splendors with Arequipa & Colca Canyon
The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
San Francisco Monastery in Lima, Peru
Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, with intricate stone walls
The Peruvian village of Pisac
Crops growing on the hillsides of the Andes
The Santo Domingo Altar is richly decorated with sculptures and paintings
Peruvian peasants of the area had always known about the site and gave it its name, Machu Picchu, which means Ancient Peak
The “Lost City of the Incas”
Experience the wonder of Machu Picchu in Peru

Vacation Overview

From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich history to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions. On this tour you’ll experience its highlights, finishing in Colca Canyon and Arequipa, a spectacular natural wonder in Peru! Start in Lima, a cosmopolitan city steeped in history with pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions. On your sightseeing tour you’ll see many of its famous sights. High in the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and is sure to please history buffs. Learn about the Incas’ struggles with the invading Spaniards on your tour of Cusco and visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century, with some stones weighing more than 350 tons. Try to figure out how it was built so precisely without the help of modern machinery and technology! Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Urubamba Valley. Stand in awe as you witness it—it is one of the most majestic images in all of South America!

Not only will you visit the must-see sites, you’ll also have an opportunity to learn about Peruvian life. Experience a Mother Earth Ceremony, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. You’ll also stop at a Peruvian food market and visit a home to meet some of the locals and experience their way of life.

Conclude your vacation by heading south to Arequipa and Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. Colca Canyon is an outdoor escape where you can take a day trek to see some of the most impressive views in Peru, mingle with locals in the villages, or maybe spot majestic condors overhead. Known as the “White City,” Arequipa is a picturesque location with its sillar volcanic stone buildings and Mount Misti as a backdrop. It’s a unique finish to a uniquely Peruvian discovery!

     

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Similar Vacations that may interest you:

LIMA
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at a local Peruvian restaurant

SACRED VALLEY
Visit the Kenko Amphitheater, the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, and Pisac; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; dinner and Peruvian Paso Horse Show

MACHU PICCHU
Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with a Local Guide and a second entrance to the ruins on your second day in Machu Picchu

CUSCO
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery; farewell dinner

COLCA CANYON
Guided sightseeing of Arequipa & Colca Canyon

Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • Participation in this tour requires guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.


DAY 1Arrive in Lima, Peru

Arrive in Lima, where you will be met by your Tour Director.

Walk through the beautiful streets of Lima 
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DAY 2Lima

This afternoon, your Local Guide focuses on the city’s colonial heritage during a walking TOUR. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals. For a special treat, stop at a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOCAL PERUVIAN FOOD MARKET to get a real taste of life for the local people. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at one of Lima’s Peruvian restaurants with your fellow traveling companions. (Breakfast, Dinner)

San Francisco Monastery in Lima, Peru Walk through the beautiful streets of Lima 
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DAY 3Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Spend the day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting with a visit to the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones—with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons—was built. While at the ruins, experience an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite El Pago a la Tierra, or MOTHER EARTH CEREMONY, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. Next, stop at the semi-circular KENKO Amphitheater with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages. See the ancient site of Puca Pucara before continuing to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop its famous market for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, and enjoy a special dinner outing with a PERUVIAN PASO HORSE SHOW. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The Peruvian village of Pisac Visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, with intricate stone walls 
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DAY 4Sacred Valley–Machu Picchu

This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO, followed by the opportunity to visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HOME, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life. Next, board the Vistadome TRAIN for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Tonight, stay at a nearby hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Legendary Machu Picchu Machu Picchu 
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DAY 5Machu Picchu–Cusco

Your entrance to MACHU PICCHU is included for a second day. Enjoy the tranquility of the morning, with free time to wander the ruins at your own pace and experience the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by TRAIN and continue on to Cusco. (Breakfast, Lunch)

The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu Experience the wonder of Machu Picchu in Peru Peruvian peasants of the area had always known about the site and gave it its name, Machu Picchu, which means Ancient Peak The “Lost City of the Incas” 
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DAY 6Cusco

This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco city TOUR, with visits to the imposing CATHEDRAL and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY. The remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The Santo Domingo Altar is richly decorated with sculptures and paintings 
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DAY 7Cusco–Arequipa

Fly to Arequipa, known as the “White City,” as its buildings are made of sillar, a white volcanic rock found throughout the area. Upon arrival, a city TOUR of Arequipa shows off the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral, and the Jesuit CHURCH, considered the best example of the mestizo baroque style. (Breakfast)

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DAY 8Arequipa–Colca Canyon

Drive across Pampa Cañahuas within the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, the habitat of vicuñas and a variety of birds. Admire beautiful pre-Columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas. After lunch, arrive in COLCA CANYON, an impressive geological formation carved out by the river. More than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, Colca Canyon is one of the deepest in the world. Observe the spectacular terracing, considered among the most extensive in southern Peru. These terraces, which allow cultivation and meticulously controlled irrigation of the steep slopes of the canyon, were built by natives between the 9th and 14th centuries. (Breakfast, Lunch)

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DAY 9Colca Canyon

This morning, visit CONDORS’ CROSS, an observation point where you have the possibility of observing the flight of the condor in its native habitat. From here, also enjoy the impressive Colca Canyon panorama. Next, visit the town of Yanque before returning to your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

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DAY 10Colca canyon–Arequipa–Lima

Return to Arequipa and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Lima. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Walk through the beautiful streets of Lima 
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DAY 11Lima

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 4 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner in Lima and a farewell dinner in Cusco


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