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Peru, Authentic Highlights

8 Days, 7 Nights

Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu 


What you will Love

Inmnerse in the Peruvian Culture, visit local  artisans and learn to cook Peruvian food.  


Explore the markets of Lima with a knowledgeable local expert 

Scape the mass in Machu Picchu .

Go Behind Machu Picchu and Climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain 

Enjoy a picnic in a remote area with stunning views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.


Prices from

Prices per person from

Boutique U$D 7,100.-

Luxury U$D 8.560.-


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Welcome to Peru’s Capital, and Food Lover's Paradise


Welcome to Lima!


Your first day in Peru.

A representative will be waiting for you at the International Arrivals Terminal exit to help with your luggage and transport you to your hotel. You can relax knowing that the check-in process will also be taken care of so that you can start your trip stress-free.

Did you know? 

●    Lima, the capital city of Peru, was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535. The city boasts an extensive history that dates back to pre-Inca empire times.
●    The Larco Museum offers visitors an opportunity to explore over 5,000 years of history, while iconic landmarks such as The University of San Marcos, Catedral de Lima, and the Monastery of San Francisco are must-visit destinations. 
●    With its blend of Spanish, Andean, and Asian cuisine, Lima is a food lover's paradise and home to some of the world's top restaurants.


Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel B Lima, Relais & Châteaux Luxury Category.

Good to know: We can organize a welcome dinner upon request. We’ll suggest the best restaurants to taste local Peruvian dishes.



Discovering Lima’s Culinary and Colonial Wonders 

Your Second day Highlights:

Experience Lima's iconic and picturesque markets with our culinary expert. Taste and purchase popular Peruvian ingredients like chirimoya, mango, and passion fruit. Sample seafood, dried fruits, and woodcrafts. Continue to a traditional "picantería" restaurant owned by famous chef Hector Solís, where you can try authentic Peruvian flavors.

Explore Lima's city Center, the historic center and Plaza Mayor on a half-day guided tour. Admire the Government Palace, City Hall, Cathedral, and Archbishop's Palace. Discover the San Francisco Monastery and Casa Aliaga, an impressive 16th-century house owned by the Aliaga family. Marvel at the elegant salons filled with Colonial furniture and an imposing wooden staircase.


Meals: Breakfast and lunch with drinks.  Accommodation: Hotel B Lima, Relais & Châteaux Luxury Category.

Walking tour of Cusco and Exploring the Vibrant local markets


After your flight to Cusco, our representative will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel.

Your afternoon tour of Cusco begins with your local guide meeting you in the lobby of your hotel. 

Your Third day in Peru, top things to do:

●    You will embark on a  journey to a bustling local market located in the heart of the town, where you can expect to be entertained for hours. This market offers an authentic glimpse into the day-to-day lives of locals, outside of the typical tourist zones, allowing you to experience their native tongue, Andean gestures, and habits. 

●    You will be able to enjoy the scents of local produce and flora, admire the styles and textures of local fashion, and discover the traditional fruits, vegetables, and ingredients that make up the main staples of traditional meals. 

●    After the market, you will visit the legendary Koricancha, the most important temple devoted to worshiping the Sun deity and once plated with sheets of gold. You will then continue to the Plaza de Armas or main square, where you will visit the Cathedral, and end your tour in the bohemian quarter of San Blas, which is home to the workshops and stores of the most renowned artisans in Cusco, including Mendivil and Merida.


Good to know

Cusco, Peru is home to stunning colonial architecture and fascinating archaeological sites that are sure to captivate any visitor. The temple and street of Hathunrumiyoc, both remnants of the Incan city, still stand tall to this day. Meanwhile, the artisan quarter of San Blas offers an abundance of charming cafes, restaurants, and shops to explore. For a truly immersive culinary experience, the San Pedro market is a must-visit maze of vibrant food stands. 


Finally, Sacsayhuaman, a religious fortress with impressive zigzag stone tiers, our  favorite place for anyone interested in history and culture.


Meals: Breakfast. 

Accommodation: Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel, Luxury Category. 


Exciting Journey to Sacsayhuaman and the Sacred Valley.


Today's full day highlights:


Embark on an exciting journey to Sacred Valley and make a stop at Sacsayhuaman, the largest and most impressive archaeological ruin on the outskirts of Cusco, built by the Incas for military purposes.


Immerse yourself in the rich history of ancient weaving techniques used to create Andean clothing at the Textiles Museum, which collaborates with artisans from Andean communities in the Ayacucho and Cusco region to preserve their cultural legacy. 


Savor a delicious lunch at a local Hacienda owned by the Lambarri-Orihuela family, renowned collectors of colonial and folk art. The hacienda boasts a diverse collection of popular and colonial art ceramics, paintings, weapons, photography, ceremonial vessels, and the ceramic bulls of Pucara. 


Finally, arrive at your selected hotel in the Sacred Valley, .

Relax  at the hotel spa. Your next day awaits! 

Did you know?


The north of Cusco boasts of the Sacred Valley, where ruins, villages, and towns are surrounded by  the andes mountains and lush meadows. It's a must-visit place, with popular sites such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Maras, and Moray offering breathtaking views. Moreover, Chinchero is a notable weaving center that you should not miss. If you're into adventure activities, the Sacred Valley is a perfect place!


You can try paragliding, rafting, horseback riding, biking, ATV rides, bungee jumping, or zip-lining, and experience an adrenaline rush like no other.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. 

Accommodation: Sol y Luna - Relais & Châteaux Luxury Category.  


Experience Machu Picchu in Luxury with the Hiram Bingham Train.


Embark on an extravagant journey aboard the Hiram Bingham train from Ollantaytambo station to Aguas Calientes. Revel in the breathtaking scenery as you traverse the foothills of the Andes and take in the stunning views of the Urubamba River.


Savor a delectable lunch on board as you make your way to Aguas Calientes. Once you arrive, ascend to Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the seven new wonders of the world. Spend the afternoon discovering the secrets of the Sacred Inca citadel and exploring its many temples and hidden corners of the inca ruins.

Today you will Stay at the Sanctuary Lodge, Belmond, located in the base of Machu Picchu, a great way to visit the ruins and avoid the crowds. 

Fun facts about Machu Picchu:


●    Situated on a steep ridge between Huayna and Machu Picchu mountains and overlooking the Urubamba river valley lies Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 
●    Built during the 15th century for Inca ruler Pachacuti, it once housed over 600 residents. 
●    This architectural wonder comprises 200 stone structures that were crafted without mortar or iron tools. 
●    The Incas' ability to move huge stone slabs without wheeled carts and shape them so flawlessly still remains an enigma. 
●    The engineering marvel of the citadel reveals the Incas' advanced knowledge of astronomy and agriculture. Nonetheless, it is still uncertain what the Incas' actual purpose was in this location. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Accommodation: Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel; Luxury Category 



Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike and Hiram Bingham back to Cusco


It is entirely possible for average visitors to climb Huayna Picchu behind Machu Picchu, despite the strenuous effort required for the ascent.


Along the way, you'll gain insight into how the Inca were able to carve steps out of the rocks. Passing through a tunnel and other structures, the climb will lead you to some of the most breathtaking views imaginable on a clear day, providing a true sense of the site's grandeur.

Back to the train station. Catch the afternoon Hiram Bigham train departing from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, you final stop on this trip. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board before arriving at your destination. A transfer service will be arranged to take you to your hotel.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation:  Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel, Luxury Category.

Enjoy an unforgettable Culinary Adventure in Cusco 


Join us for a hands-on cooking lesson in Andean cuisine, featuring a variety of exquisite Peruvian ingredients. Our expert chef will guide you through the intricacies of Peruvian seasoning and regional cuisine, while also introducing you to exotic fruits. 

Bonus: You'll even discover the secrets behind the world-renowned Peruvian Pisco sour, or a non-alcoholic variation for younger guests. 

Throughout the class, you'll delight in delectable bite-sized appetizers, and have the opportunity to cook your own meal to perfection.


Don't miss out on this unforgettable culinary adventure!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on this day are the dishes you prepare during your cooking class


Accommodation:  Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel, Luxury Category.



Return to lima


Today you will take a direct flight back to lima. Your final destination. We are pleased to assist you with your transfer to the airport and provide guidance on the procedures for your connecting international flight in the international airport of Lima.

Upon your arrival at the Domestic Arrivals Terminal, our representative will be readily available to welcome you with a sign displaying your name.

Meals: Breakfast.

End of this one week Peru Itinerary. 

8-days  Luxury Lodges  

U$D 8,560.-Per person

Prices are expressed in USA Dollars Per Person / Double occupancy 

*Single basis Supplement APPLIES   

Peak season supplement approx. 15%  ( from December 19th to January 5th )

✔️All Breakfasts ✔️Full board at Awasi Lodge ✔️ Meals as mentioned in the itinerary. ✔️All Transfers in private only for you ✔️Excursions mentioned in the itinerary in private only for you. ✔️Your personal concierge Service (24/7) that will guarantee a stress-free travel experience. Including Bookings at the best restaurants in each destination, and whatsapp assitance during your trip. ✔️Entrance fees to all national parks. ✔️Air ticket fees and management of flights. ✔️Personalized Itinerary and planning of your trip

Included in your trip

✔️International or Domestic Fights (can be included upon request ). ✈️Flights for this trip: Rio de Janeiro-Foz do Iguazu/ Puerto Iguazu-Buenos Aires/Buenos Aires-Mendoza/Mendoza-Santiago de Chile ​ ​

NOT Included in your trip

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This trip is a suggested Peru travel itinerary if it is your first time in Peru. You can check more of our suggested trips to South America HERE, OR book a call with us for a personalized trip consultation and we can design a CUSTOM TRIP FOR YOU. We are local experts in Peru and  South America and founded Across South America, our boutique travel agency 15 years ago. We are eager to design a once-in-a-lifetime vacation for you. Read Here about our custom Trip Service.

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The team you put together for us could not have been any better from Lilia, Gabbi, Andres (Andy), Maggie to all the drivers.   


A friend of mine has already asked me about who helped plan the trip so I will be passing your name to them.

Wishing you, your family, and your team at Across South America a VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY.


Lilly F. Antebi, Dec 11, 2019  

Atlanta, USA




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