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Icons of Peru

Over 12 days discover the icons of Peru, Machu Picchu, the spectacular Sacred Valley, and Lake Titicaca, where you will visit the unique floating islands of Uros.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,995
  • 2015 Itinerary

    Tour Code:

    STR

    Duration:

    12 Days

    Departure City:

    Lima

    Return City:

    Lima

    Key
    • Scenic Enrich Experience
    • Scenic Sundowners
    • Freechoice

    12 Day Itinerary (Lima > Lima)

    • Day 1 - Lima, Peru
      Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru. On arrival you will be met by a Scenic Representative and transferred* to your luxurious hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.
      Two Night Special Stay: Lima
    • Day 2 - Lima
      Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity. Choose from: (1) a tour of the historic centre; or (2) Pachacamac Ruins and Temple; or (3) Lima’s ancient history and the Larco Herrera Museum; or (4) relaxing spa treatment. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
    • Day 3 - Lima - Sacred Valley
      Included flight to Cuzco and then travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, set at a lower altitude. Your exclusive three night stay allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Incan Empire. SCENIC ENRICH: Visit Hacienda Huayocarri whose history spans over three centuries. Enjoy a delicious Andean lunch and be entertained by the women of Chinchero Village as they demonstrate their centuries old weaving techniques. Transfer to your hotel, a member of the Starwood Luxury Collection, located in the heart of the valley.
      Three Night Special Stay: Sacred Valley
    • Day 4 - Sacred Valley
      This morning your expert local guide will take you on an Included walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. SCENIC ENRICH: Visit the community supported by Scenic. Meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore the charming village of Urubumba.
    • Day 5 - Sacred Valley
      Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity, choose from: (1) walking tour of Chinchero Village; or (2) at Pisac tour the Inca ruins and colourful markets; or (3) visit Moray ruins and the ancient Inca salt pans; or (4) visit a Peruvian Paso Horse Ranch. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight share stories of your excursion with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a tapas style dinner.
    • Day 6 - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
      Take an Included rail journey to spectacular Machu Picchu. The highlight is your Included full day visit to this breath taking World Heritage Site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of this “lost city of the Incas”, with plenty of time to explore these fascinating ruins at your own pace. Included is your chance to walk up to the Guardhouse or the “Sun Gate” with your expert local guide.
      Overnight Stay: Machu Picchu

      Optional Inca Trail Trek 5 hour trek to Machu Picchu on the Inca trail available Mar to Dec 2015. Enquire for full details. Price Per Person: $350

    • Day 7 - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
      You have the morning to explore the township of Machu Picchu at leisure. This afternoon marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages as you journey through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes aboard the Vistadome train. Continue to Cuzco by coach, where your luxurious hotel is located in the heart of the historic centre.
      Three Night Special Stay: Cuzco
    • Day 8 - Cuzco
      This charming city is a World Heritage Site that was the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Included walking tour where you will marvel at the mix of Incan, Spanish and modern architecture, starting with the Cathedral, then at Casa Concha see the exhibits from Machu Picchu excavated by Hiram Bingham and then tour Koricancha (Sun Temple). Your tour finishes with the ruins of Sacsayhuaman fortress with a stunning view over the city.
    • Day 9 - Cuzco

      Enjoy a free day to explore at your leisure. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose from: (1) Calle del Medio Restaurant; or (2) El Tupay Restaurant; or (3) MAP Café.

    • Day 10 - Cuzco - Lake Titicaca
      SCENIC ENRICH: Take one of the great rail journeys of the world aboard the luxurious Andean Explorer for a full day traverse across the high Andes to Lake Titicaca. Exquisitely decorated in the manner of the great Pullman trains of the 1920’s, the open-air Observation Car affords fantastic photo opportunities.Relax in the luxurious surrounds, enjoy the changing scenery and the on board entertainment.
      Overnight Stay: Lake Titicaca
    • Day 11 - Lake Titicaca - Lima
      Considered the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest on the continent of South America, join your expert local guide today for an Included excursion on Lake Titicaca to the unique floating islands of Uros. Be introduced to their quirky traditional lifestyle, meet some of the residents and take a ride on one of the reed boats. Then take an Included flight to Lima.
      Overnight Special Stay: Lima
    • Day 12 - Lima
      Your tour ends after breakfast and you will be transferred* to the airport for your onward or homebound flight (flight not included).

      *Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary

  • Tour inclusions

    Ultimate Inclusions
    • All-Inclusive Touring
    • Small group touring
    • 3 night stays in the Sacred Valley and Cuzco
    • Welcome dinner
    • Expertly designed itinerary to acclimatise to the altitude in Peru
    • Fully escorted by experienced Tour Directors
    • Knowledgeable English speaking local guides
    • Bottled Water for touring days
    • Exclusive Medical Assist service for Peru
    • Personal “oxyshot” canisters in Peru
    • Audio headsets in Peru
    • Scenic Airport Representatives
    • ALL TIPPING, GRATUITIES and PORTERAGE
    Scenic Special Stays
    • Swissôtel Lima
    • Hotel Monasterio by Orient-Express, Cuzco
    • Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection, Sacred Valley
    Scenic Enrich
    • At Hacienda Huayocarri enjoy lunch and a weaving demonstration by the women of Chinchero
    • Meet the students and teachers at a local community school, supported by Scenic
    • Enjoy a private performance by local Andean musicians
    • Board the Andean Explorer and marvel at the spectacular scenery over a champagne toast
    Scenic Free Choice
    • 8 activity options and 3 dining experiences to choose from in 3 destinations
    Dining Experiences
    • 22 superb meals including 11 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L) and 5 Dinners (D)
    So much more included with Scenic
    • Relaxing three night stay in the Sacred Valley
    • A walking tour of the Incan village Ollantaytambo
    • Spend a full day touring awe inspiring Machu Picchu
    • A three night stay in the charming city of Cuzco
    • Take a walking tour to marvel at the mix of architecture styles in Cuzco
    • Visit the floating islands of Uros and learn about their quirky lifestyle
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