Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hike the celebrated Inca Trail and discover mystical Machu Picchu during VBT’s unforgettable vacation in Peru. Along the way we’ll learn how ancient Incan traditions endure in modern Peru, stroll the cobbled streets of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and much, much more.
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Daily Mileage: 4 - 8 mi
- Daily Walking: 2 - 6 hr
- Small Groups: 20
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Pre-Trip Extension - Lima
2 nights for only $445
- 2 nights at Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores Hotel
- Guided visits in Lima including the Larco Museum
- Daily breakfast and 1 lunch
- City Information
- Airport transfers
Recharge after your intercontinental flight with a comfortable stay in Lima’s convenient, seaside Miraflores neighborhood. There is plenty of time for independent exploration of South America’s only capital city that faces the Pacific Ocean. We’ve included a morning guided exploration of some of Lima’s most interesting sites. After an included lunch at one of Lima’s best known restaurants, it’s off to the Larco Museum. The museum’s remarkable chronological galleries provide an excellent overview of 3,000 years of pre-Columbian, Peruvian history. Located in a unique 18th century vice-royal mansion, and built over a 7th-century pyramid, the museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Larco Museum is one of the few museums in the world where visitors can also choose to enter the storage area with its 45,000 classified archaeological objects. Available only with the Air Inclusive Package. Single Supplement: $195
DAY 1: Depart from home for Peru
Depart from home and travel to Peru. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.
DAY 2: Arrive Peru
Upon arrival at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport, proceed through immigration, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is delayed, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area—VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. (Please note: Also make certain that your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you.) After exiting customs, enter the arrivals hall and look for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign and will make arrangements for your transfer via van to your Lima hotel. (Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes depending on traffic). Your VBT representative will also confirm your transfer time for your flight to Cusco at the conclusion of your Lima extension and the pick-up time for your included Lima Larco Museum visit and city tour. Please note: Regular check-in time at the Casa Andina PC Miraflores is at 2:00 pm. Because most flights have early morning arrivals, we have secured a check-in time for all guests at 10:00 am. Breakfast is included prior to your early check-in. VBT provides you with City Information that includes information and recommendations on what to see and do in Lima during your stay. You have the rest of the day to relax or to begin your exploration of the city. Hotel: Casa Andina PC Miraflores
DAY 3: Lima / Larco Museum / Pacific Ocean lunch
A VBT representative will meet you at the hotel today for your included exploration of Lima. Tour the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art at the wonderful Larco Museum. You may want to try the ceviche during an included lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The rest of the day and dinner tonight is on your own. Hotel: Casa Andina PC Miraflores Meals: B, L
DAY 4: Cusco
This morning, transfer from your hotel to Lima's Jorge Chaves International Airport for your flight to Cusco. Please be waiting in the hotel reception area 15 minutes prior to your transfer time; you will have received this time from your VBT representative on your first day in Lima. Once you have arrived at the airport in Lima, please check in and proceed to the departure lounge. Upon arrival at Cusco airport, claim your luggage and look in the arrivals hall for your VBT representative, who will be holding a VBT sign. Make certain that your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you. Your representative will make arrangements for the transfer to your hotel in Cusco. Once you arrive in Cusco (10,900-foot elevation), it will prove very helpful to rest and avoid strenuous activity as your body acclimates to the altitude. Also, beware of dehydration, and drink plenty of water to help avoid altitude sickness. A couple of hours' rest now will go a long way toward making you more comfortable later. VBT provides you with City Information that includes information and recommendations on what to see and do in Cusco. You have the rest of the day to relax or to begin your exploration of the town. Cusco and its many dining options are at your doorstep tonight. VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day. Hotel: Casa Andina PC Cusco Meals: B
Post-Trip Extension - Amazon
2 nights for only $595
- 2 nights at Reserva Amazonica Lodge
- Flights between Cusco, Puerto Maldonado and Lima
- Daily guided exploration including the Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk
- Entrance fees for Lake Sandoval (INRENA), Canopy Walkway and Butterfly House
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
- City Information
- Airport transfers
Enjoy your rainforest travel experience by walking the banks of the meandering Madre de Dios River. Wake to a symphony of tropical birdsong, end your days by lantern light and fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the Amazon rainforest. Exotic yet accessible, Reserva Amazonica Lodge is situated in a private reserve adjacent to Tambopata National Park in the southern Peruvian Amazon Basin. Guided walks by day and night will help you discover some of the 1,000 flora species, 300 butterfly species and more than 300 bird species that make their home here. Thirty-five private thatched roof cabanas offer simple comfort and feature screened porches and hammocks, tropical ceiling fans, warm-water showers, lantern light, low-impact electricity, organic bath products, robes and slippers. Available only with the Air Inclusive Package. Single supplement: $195
DAY 1: Peruvian Amazon
Breakfast will start at 5:00 am and continue until 10:00 am. Today, you can enjoy an excursion to Lake Sandoval. After a 30-minute boat ride to the Tambopata National Reserve, wildlife surrounds you during a 1½-hour walk along two miles of trails to reach the lake. Then glide in a wooden canoe across a beautiful, mirror-like, oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, macaws, prehistoric hoatzins, anacondas, point-tailed palm creepers and side-neck turtles. Spend two hours on the lake enjoying all that it has to offer. After lunch, discover the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway & Anaconda Walk. A five-minute boat ride takes you to the Inkaterra Canopy Interpretation Center. After ascending the first tower, at 95 feet above the forest floor, you will literally walk through the treetops for 1½ hours along suspension bridges that link eight observation platforms. Enjoy landscapes and vistas that would be unimaginable from below, while on the look-out for giant strangler fig trees, orchids, toucans, woodpeckers, trogons and—with luck—monkeys or sloths. After your descent from the Canopy, experience the Anaconda Walk for about 30 minutes, as you stroll along the 760-foot-long wooden bridge over the Aguajales swamps. In this lush ecosystem, you may observe various species of amphibians, birds and mammals along with the abundant flora of this flooded marshland. At the end of our walk, we return to the lodge. Dinner is in the main dining room tonight. Then, fall sleep to the sounds of the Amazon! Hotel: Reserva Amazonica Lodge Meals: B, L, D
DAY 2: Peruvian Amazon Extension departs for home
After breakfast, spend the morning relaxing. You may purchase a snack or lunch at the Lodge, but the Lodge will need to know by 10:00 that morning if you wish to do so. You may also choose to wait and purchase a sandwich at the Butterfly House upon your return to Puerto Maldonado. In the early afternoon, transfer by boat and van to the Puerto Maldonado airport for your flight home via Lima. Upon arrival, check in to comfortable rooms for day use. Tonight, dinner is at your leisure before returning to the airport for flights departing in the late evening. Hotel: Ramada Costa Del Sol Lima Meals: B
DAY 3: Peruvian Amazon Extension arrives home
Flights arrive home this morning, allowing for connections.
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