Explore the ruins of the ancient Inca civilization to get a first-hand glimpse of their art, celebrations and traditions. See the glorious Machu Picchu, and be surrounded by natural beauty throughout a vibrant, festive Peru vacation.
Day 1: Lima
Arrive at the Lima International Airport Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to the JW Marriott Lima in Miraflores. JW Marriott Hotel Miraflores Unwind while your Adventure Guides check you into your fine hotel in the Miraflores section of Peru's vibrant capital. Surrounded by premier shopping and entertainment offerings, this luxury hotel provides top-level service and luxury accommodations. On Your Own Dinner and Evening If your flight arrives early, take some time on your own to explore the diverse shops and restaurants in this lively neighborhood or enjoy the pool or spa* at the hotel. You can also ask your Adventure Guide for dining and entertainment suggestions. *Additional charges apply
Day 2: Sacred Valley
Breakfast at the Hotel Begin your day with a tasty breakfast and get ready for your trip to Cusco Fly to Cusco After a short flight, arrive in Cusco in the Peruvian Andes with an elevation of 11,200 feet (3,413 meters). Known for its ancient ruins and Spanish colonial architecture, this city was once the capital of the Incan Empire and is a gateway to other Incan sites, including the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which lies at the heart of this historic area. Catered Lunch at The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco Travel by motor coach to The Center for Traditional Textiles in Chinchero where you'll enjoy a delicious private lunch of traditional Peruvian foods. Weaving Demonstration at The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco Explore this important center that preserves the age-old customs of local Andean communities. In a private demonstration, Master weavers practice their intricate art as well as spin and dye alpaca wool. Fine textiles woven in the distinct patterns of different villages are available for purchase at the center's friendly shop. The Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa This peaceful hotel is nestled in the Sacred Valley under the breathtakingly beautiful Andean mountains. Considered the heartland of the Incan Empire, the Sacred Valley is fertile farmland formed by the Urubamba River and spotted with old colonial villages and ancient Incan ruins. Relax in your comfortable casita or enjoy some time on your own in the hotel's pool or fully equipped spa.* If you're feeling more energetic take the afternoon on your own to utilize many of the Sol y Luna offerings, such as horseback riding and biking. Pachamanca Welcome Dinnerr In the evening, celebrate the beginning of your adventure with your fellow Adventurers. Savor a traditional Andean feast known as Pachamancaand learn the history behind this event. Teatro Sol y Luna Performance Watch an incredible Teatro Sol y Luna performance featuring the authentic dances and stories of the Incas. *Additional charges apply. Horseback riding and other activities have limited availability. They are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and must be booked directly with the hotel.
Day 3: Sacred Valley
Breakfast at the Hotel Enjoy a hearty breakfast before you begin your day of adventure. Raft Trip Down the Urubamba* Enjoy the view and hold onto your hat as you raft down the Urubamba River (Class I - Class II rapids). The experienced guides explain the fascinating cultural and natural history as you glide along this scenic route. Buffet Lunch at Casa Huacatay in Ollantaytambo Relish a hearty buffet lunch at Casa Huacatay. Afterwards, explore Ollantaytambo's narrow cobblestone streets and the amazing Inca ruins on the hill above, at an elevation of 9,160 feet or 2,791 meters above sea level. Hike up the ancient steps at a leisurely pace so you can observe the breathtaking surroundings and impressive architecture. Ollantaytambo Town & Ruins Tour Take a privately guided tour of the ruins of the royal estate, citadel and temple of the Incan Emperor Pachacutiwho conquered the region, razed the original town and built a new one using magnificent masonry while creating extensive terracing and irrigation systems. Discover the culture and vitality that has existed in the town of Ollantaytambo from the Incas through the Spanish conquest until the present. On Your Own Afternoon and Dinner at the Hotel Return to the Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa and relax in the pool or spa**. Or if you're in the mood for more activity, go hiking or horseback riding in the beautiful country surrounding the hotel. Later, enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel restaurant, with local Peruvian cuisine interpreted by a renowned chef. Junior Adventurer's Dinner and Movie Night Junior Adventurers can enjoy their own special dinner and Disney Movie Night. Adults may join them for the movie after their own dinner at the hotel * For rafting, you must be at least 7 years of age. Size restrictions apply.
Day 4: Sacred Valley
Breakfast at the Hotel Start the day with a delicious breakfast before heading for Moray. Moray Visit the ruins of Moray and learn about its unique circular terraces and the history of agriculture in the region. Salt Pans of Maras Tour the fascinating salt pan terraces where local families have been mining salt for over 500 years. If you choose, you can view more of the salt pans by hiking with an Adventure Guide downhill on a dirt trail into the Sacred Valley. Lunch at Sol y Luna After a ride on the motor coach back to Sol y Luna Hotel, join fellow Adventurers for lunch at the hotel where you can compare notes on your day's adventures so far. Later, take advantage of the beautiful gardens right outside and enjoy a leisurely stroll. On Your Own at the Hotel or at Seminario Ceramicas Choose to spend a relaxing time at Sol y Luna Hotel in the pool or spa, hiking or horseback riding.* Or choose instead to go shopping at a local food market or visit Urubamba and browse through a collection of ceramics done in "the Seminario Style," developed by famous potters Pablo Seminario and Maril Behar utilizing the aesthetics of Peru's ancient cultures. Cocktails and Pizza-Making Begin the evening with a Pisco Sour-tasting for adults and local fruit juices for Junior Adventurers. End the culinary evening by preparing your own pizza, rolling the dough, adding your favorite toppings and then eating your savory creation! Exclusive Peruvian Cooking Demonstration & Tasting Watch a demonstration of Peruvian cooking and taste some of the delicious local specialties. *Additional charges apply. Horseback riding and other activities have limited availability. They are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and must be booked directly with the hotel.
Day 5: Sacred Valley
Breakfast at the Hotel Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before boarding a train for an unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu. Train to Machu Picchu Enjoy the memorable and scenic train journey to Aguas Calientes, where you board a coach to Machu Picchu—"the lost city of the Incas" and one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu As your motor coach climbs to the site of Machu Picchu, anticipate the extraordinary sight of these magnificent structures surrounded by green peaks glazed by a soft mist. (Elevation is 8,000 feet or 2,438 meters above sea level.) You may even see llamas peacefully grazing among the terraces. Spend the morning with a local expert exploring the fascinating ruins and stunning views on your own. Remember that this amazing hike is at a high altitude and requires climbing and descending steep, uneven stairs. Take time to sit and marvel at the wonders around you. Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge Join your fellow Adventurers for lunch at the eco-friendly Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located next to the ancient Incan site. After lunch, continue exploring the endless wonders of Machu Picchu. Dinner at Sol y Luna After a train ride and motor coach back to Sol y Luna Hotel, enjoy a leisurely dinner and share tales from the day with your fellow Adventurers.
Day 6: Cusco
Breakfast at the Hotel Wake up to a delightful breakfast before beginning your trip to Cusco. Pisac Market On the way to Cusco, stop at the lively Pisac Market where you can shop for local crafts, silver jewelry and alpaca sweaters. Practice your bartering skills or simply enjoy browsing through the colorful stalls. This is a terrific opportunity to purchase a gift for the White Elephant gift swap coming up tomorrow! Awana Kancha Camelids Center Along the way, visit the Awana Kancha Camelids Center (elevation 9,160 feet or 597.4 meters above sea level), get up close and personal with llamas, alpacas and even the rare and precious vicua. See how the soft wool from these South American "camels" is used to make beautiful woven textiles. Lunch at a Local Peruvian Restaurant Enjoy a delicious lunch at a favorite neighborhood Peruvian restaurant. Explore Cusco on Foot Discover this charming town with an elevation of 11,200 feet (3,413 meters) as we walk to the hotel. Take in the beauty of the carved Incan walls that often serve as the foundations for Cusco's Spanish colonial buildings and squares such as Plaza de Armas. After you check into the hotel, stroll through the cobblestone streets of this colonial jewel and discover more treasures on your own. Arrive at Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel Cusco Built in the cradle of the Incan Empire, this hotel was once a palatial, 16th-century estate. It's surrounded by extraordinary historical sites that you'll soon encounter. Dinner On Your Own Enjoy dining in Cusco, where you can choose from a wide variety of restaurants offering traditional as well as international cuisine. Ask your Adventure Guide for dining recommendations.
Day 7: Cusco
Breakfast at the Hotel Wake up to a tasty breakfast and then begin your day of exploration. Food Market Optional Visit a thriving food market and check out the foods of the region before you board a motor coach for your journey to Sacsayhuaman. The Stones of Sacsayhuaman Explore Sacsayhuamanthe imposing Inca site where 200-ton stones were moved miles with no modern machinery. Enjoy a privately guided tour through the ruins and take photos of the panoramic views. A local expert is there to explain the history and answer your questions. Afterward, you may choose to join an Adventure Guide for a downhill walk back to town. Lunch on Your Own Spend your final afternoon on your own in Cusco discovering its many charms. Your Adventure Guides can suggest where you can enjoy a family lunch. Chocolate-Making Class Visit a chocolate shop in the heart of the city to learn the chocolate- making process from start to finish. Begin the class with the cocoa tree from the Peruvian jungle. By the end of the class, you'll be preparing your own chocolate—and tasting it, of course! Dinner at Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel After the day's activities, regroup at the hotel and dine on delicious local and international cuisine in the historic colonial restaurant. Junior Adventurers have their own special menu. White Elephant Gift Swap Swap gifts with other Adventurers using the purchases you made yesterday at the Pisac Market.
Day 8: Lima
Breakfast at the Hotel Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you take a short flight to Lima. Farewell Lunch at Casa Aliaga Cap off your exciting week with a splendid farewell lunch at Casa Aliaga, a magnificent 16th century colonial mansion that's rumored to be haunted. Bid farewell to your fellow Adventurers as you share tales of the exciting adventure you experienced together. Lunch Entertainment of Music and Dance Performances Enjoy the lively rhythms of Peru while you savor your delicious meal. The music resonates, bringing to mind the people, culture and natural beauty you've seen in Peru. Afternoon On Your Own in Lima Following lunch, check back into the JW Marriott Hotel located in the trendy Lima neighborhood of Miraflores. Spend a relaxing afternoon in Lima on your own. Dinner On Your Own Choose from a variety of excellent restaurants and pend a relaxing evening in Lima on your own. Your Adventure Guides will be happy to offer recommendations.
Day 9: Lima
Breakfast at the Hotel Enjoy a last breakfast in Peru with your fellow travelers. Transfer to the Lima International Airport (LIM) Board pre-arranged transportation to the Lima International Airport. And say adiós to Peruuntil you return again!