This 5-day Classic Peru Adventure guided tour highlights Peru’s unique culture and history as you visit the must-see attractions of Peru. The Classic Peru Adventure Tour starts in Peru’s capital city, Lima, and will guide you through the historical and architectural icons of the city, as well as the more modern districts such as San Isidro. After spending the night in Lima, you will catch a flight to explore the Imperial City of Cusco before travelling by panoramic train to explore the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu. The Classic Peru Adventure tour is designed to provide you with an exciting opportunity to learn about the exciting history of the Inca Empire, and also includes plenty of leisure time to give you a chance to explore the fascinating cities for yourself.
On arrival from your evening international flight, you will be transferred by our English-speaking representative and driven to your hotel.
Night in Lima
Morning is at leisure and in the afternoon, there is a trip to all the very best parts of Lima, “The City of Kings”. This includes the most important architectural icons of the city, such as the Main Square, where you can find the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace. Then, we continue with a visit to the San Francisco Convent, an architectural jewel dating back to the 16th century. On our way to the modern area of the city, we will cross the exclusive district of San Isidro, the new financial heart of the city and take a look at pre-Inca Huaca Pucllana. Finally, we conclude our circuit in Miraflores, where we will visit the “Parque del Amor” (Love Park), an excellent spot to enjoy great views out over the Pacific Ocean.
Night in Lima
At the scheduled time, there will be a transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Cusco. This afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and we will visit the impressive Imperial City of Cusco, where you’ll soon notice the mixture of Andean and Spanish cultures. We start our trip visiting the Santo Domingo Convent, at Koricancha (The Incan Sun Temple), an ancient Inca Palace. After that, we will stop at the Main Square, where you can find the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of La Compañía. Continuing with the tour, we will visit the imposing ceremonial center and fortress, Sacsayhuaman (a great spot for a meditation session for those who may wish). After that, we will take a look at the archaeological sites of Qenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay located northeast of the city.
Night in Cusco
Get ready to take a million photos of one of South America’s absolute highlights – Machu Picchu! In the early morning, you’ll be transferred to the bus station to catch your bus to ‘The Lost City of the Incas’, discovered by the American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Set against a dramatic backdrop of dark-green forested mountains, Machu Picchu will not fail to impress. In addition, you’ll have a guided tour of the incredible citadel, an awe-inspiring experience. After that, feel free to stroll around the archaeological site at your own pace before sitting down to eat lunch which is included at Sanctuary Lodge. This afternoon, return to Cusco by train. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Night in Cusco
Transfer from the hotel to the airport, assistance on your departure. Flight to Lima and connection with your international flight.
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Gulliver Expeditions is a tour operator that offers unique Ecuador and Peru tours. Specialized in adventure travel such as climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding. We offer both pre-planned packages as well as tailor-made tours that can include the Amazon rainforest, once-in-a-lifetime Galapagos cruises and expeditions to Machu Picchu.