Legacy of the Incas with Peru's Amazon, Chiclayo & Trujillo 2021
19 days from Lima to Lima
Starting at $6,169
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
The rediscovered jewels of the Inca Empire, the magnificent scenery in the Peruvian Amazon, the mysterious Nazca Lines, and the archaeological treasures of Chiclayo and Trujillo await you on this tour through Peru. Peru is one of the great originating centers of ancient culture, and on this vacation you’ll discover its archaeological treasures, appreciate its ancient ruins, and learn about its culture. Begin with a trip to Peru’s Amazon, where you’ll discover the tropical jungle on multiple boat trips. Be on the lookout for turtles, caimans, monkeys, river birdlife, and more—not to mention the lush vegetation. Search by canoe for the resident giant river otters, and visit a Parrot Clay Lick to watch the parrots and macaws. In Lima, see vestiges of the Spanish colonial period before heading to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. See the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which was built in the early 12th century. Some of the stones used to build the fortress weigh more than 350 tons, fit so tightly together that a piece of paper will not fit between the stones. Just ponder how it was built without the help of modern technology and machinery! While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth Ceremony, performed by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels. A highlight of your vacation is a tour to Machu Picchu. Stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! No trip to Peru is complete without seeing the Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the Earth. To round out this Incan Empire discovery, head to Chiclayo—Peru’s Egypt—for an archaeological feast! Visit tombs dating back to 100 AD, still intact, and the ceremonial pyramids feared by many natives, who often refer to it as “Purgatory.” Not far from Chiclayo, Trujillo offers the chance to see the Sun and Moon Pyramids, and some of the oldest and largest archaeological sites in South America. Ancient ruins, fascinating culture, and captivating flora and fauna—these all await you on this wonderful Peruvian vacation. For travelers ready for a new adventure, this tour is for you!
Destination & Sightseeing
|PERU’S AMAZON||Enjoy three nights in the Peruvian Amazon|
|LIMA||Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery and a [LF] local Peruvian food market; welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado; farewell dinner|
|SACRED VALLEY||[LF] Enjoy a special lunch, complete with live Andean music and a Mother Earth Ceremony performed by a shaman; visit Pisac; visit Ollantaytambo and [LF] a local home for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life|
|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; Pisco Sour mixology lesson|
|CUSCO||Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Inca King greeting; visit the cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko Temple, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman|
|LAKE TITICACA||Guided sightseeing to Taquile and the Uros Floating Islands|
|SILLUSTANI||Visit the ruins; [LF] learn about the lives of the local people|
|PARACAS||Fly over the Nazca Lines; cruise to the Ballestas Islands|
|CHICLAYO & TRUJILLO||Sightseeing of Sipan, Tucume, El Brujo, Sun & Moon Pyramids, and Chan Chan|
- 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.
- Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 ft.
MEALSBreakfast daily, 9 lunches, 11 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner at a historic home and a farewell dinner in Lima
|Puerto Maldonado||Lima||Sacred Valley||Machu Picchu||Cusco||Puno||Paracas||Chiclayo||Trujillo|
Av Aramburu 166 Dep 4b Puerto Maldonado AMA Peru
Posada Amazonas opened its doors in 1998 and has become a major attraction for those looking for a short stay in the rainforest with the promise of an authentic eco-tourist experience. The lodge is situated within the community's private reserve. Using local materials and architecture combined with modern expertise, Posada Amazonas is community built and as such is a testament to workmanship and endeavor. Posada Amazonas is a 30 bedroom lodge owned by the Community of Infierno and managed with Rainforest Expeditions. Thanks to its accessibility to excellent wildlife observation opportunities, cultural context and comfortable accommodations, Posada Amazonas is ideal for a three night introduction to Amazonia's richest rain forests.
Ave la Paz 463 Lima LIM Peru
With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, beauty salon, spa, pool, gym, business center, gift shops, and laundry service.
5to Paradero Yanahuara Urubamba Valley Peru
The Casa Andina Premium Collection hotel in the Sacred Valley is a luxurious and satisfying retreat. Combining fine food, comfortable rooms, and personalized attention, it is the Valley's most complete hotel. In addition to a spa, a fitness center, and romantic dining, this hotel is best known for providing panoramic views of the Andes in every room. This charming mountain chalet-style hotel adds style and comfort to the already stunning atmosphere of Peru's Sacred Valley.
Av Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 Lote 3 Machu Picchu Peru
The Sumaq Hotel is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu ruins and boasts an Andean health spa, bar, restaurant, gift shop, and business center.
Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473 Cusco CUS Peru
A beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house is located 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas. The hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies. The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco's emblematic colonial courtyards. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, bar, reading room, room service, gift shop, and laundry service.
Isla Esteves Puno PUN Peru
The Libertador Puno Hotel is located on Esteves Island on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Featuring unforgettable views of the lake, the hotel is located in the bay of Puno on a rocky hill surrounded by the extensive reed forest.
Lote 30-34 Urb. Santo Domingo Paracas Peru
The Doubletree Resort is ideally located along beautiful Paracas beach and offers guests a modern facility with a wide range of on-site amenities. This includes two restaurants, snack bar, private beach, fitness center, spa, pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and business center. The resort also offers a wide array of leisure activities such as aerobics, dance lessons, volleyball, tennis, kayaking, or simply lounging and relaxing to the sound of waves on the beach.
Ave. Federico Villareal 115 Chiclayo Peru
The Casa Andina Select Chiclayo is strategically located in the heart of Chiclayo. This comfortable and sophisticated hotel will welcome you and meet all of your travel needs. Its central location is ideal for those who want to enjoy exceptional museums and the archeological sites of the northern desert coast of Peru. Best of all, when not out seeing the sights, you can lounge by the pool, surrounded by palm trees, and enjoy the tropical sun.
Jr. Independencia 485 Trujillo Peru
By far the best hotel in the city, the Wyndham Costa del Sol Trujillo is ideally located on the main plaza, with views of the cathedral and within walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars. All 79 guestrooms feature supremely comfortable beds and all the amenities you'd expect of a hotel. Bovedas Restaurant is the city's prime choice for an exquisite dinner, and Malabrigo Bar is a cozy spot, perfect to sip a cocktail and relax. A fully-equipped gym, sauna, and an outdoor swimming pool complement the days' activities. A dedicated staff will welcome you and attend to your every need.