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Deluxe Peru: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu

  • Destination: Peru, South America
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Start: 04/15/2021
  • End: 04/22/2021

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  • Double Occupancy $4695 | Single Occupancy $5995
  • 8 days/7 nights in Lima, Cusco, The Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
  • Deluxe (4★ & 5★) accommodations throughout
  • Activity level: Moderate – High Altitudes
  • ADDITIONAL: International Air Routing: USA – Lima (LIM) – USA

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Itinerary

Please click ( + ) signs by each day for detailed information.


Day 1

THU, APR 15, 2021 • Depart USA to Lima

Arrive Lima (LIM) on any regularly scheduled flight. Transfer to the AC Hotel by Marriott Miraflores.

Hotel: AC Hotel by Marriott Miraflores
Room: Deluxe City View
Meals: None

Day 2

FRI, APR 16 • Lima

After breakfast, a city tour begins with a visit to the Plaza Mayor, the official center of the city and the original site where Lima was founded by Francisco Pizzaro on January 18, 1535. It is also a World Heritage site. From the historic center, drive across modern Lima for a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, an extensive private collection of pre-Incan ceramics – probably the largest collection of its kind in the world. Lunch at Café del Museo Restaurant. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure to further explore Lima. This evening we will host our Welcome Dinner at one of Lima’s best restaurants.

Hotel: AC Hotel by Marriott Miraflores
Room: Deluxe City View
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

SAT, APR 17 • Lima | Cusco | The Sacred Valley

Transfer to the airport for our domestic flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, an ancient Andean community and former capital of the Inca Empire, we stop for lunch at Calle del Medio Restaurant.
After lunch we drive to The Sacred Valley, stoppng en-route to visit Awanankancha, a center where South American ‘Cameloids” (varied members of the camel genus) – Llamas, Alpacas, Guanacos, and Vicunas – are bred.
Continue on to the Inkary Museum, created by an inspired group of artists and archaeologists introducing today’s Peruvian youth to the pre-Columbian cultures of Peru. Check-in at the Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Hotel. Overnight in The Sacred Valley.

Hotel: Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Hotel
Room: Deluxe Terrace
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

SUN, APR 18 • The Sacred Valley

Today we visit the Andean Highlands where we meet the Quechua-speaking farmers and weavers of this rural Andean community, and experience Incan lifestyles and traditions. Explore the magical and inspiring world of Quechua Highlanders, learning how traditional people live and work today in the Andean countryside. Participate in the daily activities of Chivay village “…the village of beautiful flowers”, roaming its quiet streets lined with Spanish Colonial buildings, pausing at local craft shops displaying multi-colored yarns, weaving looms and finished woven garments adorned with ancient Incan designs. Accompanied by the music of flutes and drums, our Quechuan hosts perform age-old terraced-farming farming techniques, blessing their earth, their animals, and the newly plowed land. Lunch will be served at Rancho Wayra. A spectacular equestrian exhibition – The Paso Horses – will impress with their elegance and synchronized prancing to the rhythm of live Marinera music.
After lunch, continue on to the Hotel. Overnight in The Sacred Valley.

Hotel: Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Hotel
Room: Deluxe Terrace
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

MON, APR 19 • Machu Picchu

Today visit the massive fortress of Ollantaytambo. The fortress, a formidable stone structure that climbs massive terraces reaching the top of a high peak, was the valley’s main defense against the Antis and was the site of the Incas’ greatest victory against the Spanish during the wars of conquest. Constructed of rose-colored granite, this huge installation was once a thriving complex of baths, temples and military barracks. It is a short walk to the station to board the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. Brunch is served on board. Arrival and short walk to the station to take the bus to Machu Picchu Citadel.
With our guide, explore the incredible ruins of this once indomitable city, assembled sans the use of modern machinery and held in place for centuries without the aid of any mortar. After our visit we stop for tea at the Sanctuary Lodge. Afterwards, return to the town of Aguas Calientes to check in to the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
Dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Room: Superior
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

Day 6

TUE, APR 20 • Machu Picchu

Morning at leisure. This morning, you will have the opportunity to hike up the Huayna Picchu (additional cost) – the highest mountain which is actually part of the ruins, from where you are afforded excellent views of the surrounding area, as well as a unique view of the famous ‘lost city’, (approx 2.5 hours). Or explore the grounds of our hotel where there are many wonders to discover, such as the rate orchid tour.
In the afternoon, board the Vistadome train back to Cusco city. Once in Cusco, we transfer to our Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection Hotel.

Hotel: Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection
Room: Classic
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

WED, APR 21 • Cuzco

Morning at leisure. This morning, you will have the opportunity to hike up the Huayna Picchu (additional cost) – the highest mountain which is actually part of the ruins, from where you are afforded excellent views of the surrounding area, as well as a unique view of the famous ‘lost city’, (approx 2.5 hours). Or explore the grounds of our hotel where there are many wonders to discover, such as the rate orchid tour.
In the afternoon, board the Vistadome train back to Cusco city. Once in Cusco, we transfer to our Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection Hotel.

Hotel: Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection
Room: Classic
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

THU, APR 22 • Cuzco | Lima | US

Transfer to the airport to board your domestic flight back to Lima. We will have day rooms at the Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel while we await our return flights to the USA.

Hotel: Costa del Sol Wyndham Hotel
Room: Standard


Rates & Facts

Rates Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
Per Person $4695 $5495

Economy Class Business Class
Approx. $450 Pls inquire

Special Notes:
  • Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.
  • Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.
  • Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.
Included
  • 2 nights at the 4★ AC hotel by Marriott Miraflores, 2 nights at the 5★ Tambo del Inka, 1 night at the 5★ Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, 2 nights at the 5★ Palacio del Inka Luxury Collection
  • Private arrival & departure transfers
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu
  • Vistadome train to Cusco
  • Land transfers, as required by the itinerary
  • Sightseeing excursions and entry fees, as stated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Coda Tour Representative, with minimum participation
  • Pre-departure assistance and Information Portfolio from Coda Tours
Not Included

International airfare and baggage fees; Intra-tour airfare and baggage fees, quoted separately; Passport and visa fees (if applicable); Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance (highly recommended); Gratuity for local guides, drivers and Coda Tour Manager; Items of a personal nature (laundry, phone, drinks, etc.)

Travel Prep

International Airfare

American, Avianca, Lan and JetBlue are among airlines that can be used to book international airfare for this tour. We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer Miles or the American Express Platinum card 2-4-1 program. Coda Tours can assist you with your international air booking in Business or Coach class (First Class is rare nowadays on international flights, but if available, we can quote it.) Please ask us to quote for you. We often have favorable rates. There is a standard $35 per ticket ticketing for this service.

Intra-Tour Airfare

Intra-tour flights will be booked and issued through Coda Tours. Pricing is quoted separately under RATES. Only economy class will be booked. If you wish to have a quote for Business class on these flights, please inquire.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required for international travel and must be valid for 6 months after the return date of travel and must have at least two blank pages. No visa is required for entry into Peru for US and Canadian passport holders.

Health

ALTITUDE IN PERU

Weather

Average Temperature Low High Altitude (ft)
Lima 66 76 505’
Cusco 43 66 11152’
Machu Picchu - - 7972’

Packing

Coda trips are casual at all times. There is no need for a jacket or tie unless you personally opt to dine at a fine restaurant requiring formal dress. We do not book these restaurants for our group experiences. Pack for a variety of weather. Bring a light jacket or sweater. Jeans, khakis and shorts are fine for daily wear. Comfortable shoes are a must. All hotels offer laundry service but it can be expensive.

Minimums

All departures are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour, can be customized and repriced based on a final itinerary. Rates are based on a minimum participation, if the minimum is not met, rates may need to be revised.

Pre-Departure Information

A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to departure.