2020: Peru: A Luxury Adventure with Lake Titicaca by Train (ISVC)
11 days from Lima to Lima
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2020
- 11 Days
- Escorted - No
|Day 1||Lima||Welcome to Lima. On this vacation, experience the best that Peru has to offer from luxury lodging to unforgettable experiences. Your deluxe hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||Lima||This morning, meet your LOCAL HOST who will take you on your PRIVATE CITY TOUR of Lima. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the Santo Domingo CONVENT to see the relics of three famous Peruvian saints-Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres, and San Juan Macias. End with a visit to the LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM, which houses the largest private collection of Pre-Columbian Peruvian art in the world. Your Local Host will be happy to help you plan your free time today. (B)|
|Day 3||Sacred Valley||Fly to Cusco, high in the Andes. Upon arrival, you will be met by your LOCAL HOST who will take you on a scenic drive into the lush Urubamba Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will have lunch. Next, continue to the archaeological site of MORAY with its terraced platforms thought to be used as an agricultural testing area. You will also visit the salt flats of MARAS where salt has been mined using the same process since pre-Inca times. Later continue to your luxurious hotel nestled in the verdant Sacred Valley. (B,L)|
|Day 4||Sacred Valley||Today, your PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING of the Sacred Valley begins in the market town of PISAC. Handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry can be bought here at bargain prices. After time in the market, your next visit is the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO. Here, some of the finest examples of Inca masonry can be seen. Enjoy an included lunch before returning to your hotel this afternoon. (B,L)|
|Day 5||Machu Picchu||Board the Vistadome TRAIN bound for MACHU PICCHU and cut a path through the Sacred Valley to this 'Lost City of the Incas,' discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. On a guided TOUR, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. For hikers, a brisk one-hour walk leads to the Sun Gate, the ancient entrance used by the Incas. Enjoy an elegant dinner at your hotel this evening. (B,L,D)|
|Day 6||Cusco||A morning at leisure allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over MACHU PICCHU with your included second entrance to the ruins. This afternoon, relax at TEA TIME at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel prior to boarding the famous BELMOND HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN bound for Cusco. On board this enchanting luxury train, a four-course gourmet dinner is served along with fine wines and cocktails. Step back into the golden age while traveling in lavish Pullman carriages, breathing in the fresh air from the observation cars, and listening to live music with a Pisco Sour in hand. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to your hotel. (B,D)|
|Day 7||Cusco||Your guided TOUR of Cusco visits the Plaza de Armas and its CATHEDRAL and the Santo Domingo MONASTERY, previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. It is said it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. This afternoon, in your free time, perhaps visit the Inca Museum or wander through the artisan district of San Blas. (B)|
|Day 8||Puno||This morning, transfer to Wanshaq Station in Cusco where you will be greeted by local musicians as you board the PeruRail Titicaca Train bound for Lake Titicaca. Enjoy unrivaled service aboard this beautiful train, dining in 1920s-style Pullman carriages and absorbing breathtaking landscapes. The open-air Observation Car is a dream for photographers keen to capture the quintessential panoramas. The once-in-a-lifetime adventure lasts approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes and the route covered by the train is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the world. During the trip, enjoy a gourmet lunch as well as afternoon tea. Upon arrival in Puno, transfer to your luxury all-inclusive hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca. (B,L,D)|
|Day 9||Puno||Today, enjoy a full-day sailing on LAKE TITICACA and take a motor boat to some of the more unique islands. Start with TAQUILE, once part of the Inca Empire and one of the last areas of Peru to be conquered by Spain in the 16th century. The Spanish banned traditional dress on the island, which is why the Spanish peasant dress can still be found today. Next, travel to the fascinating UROS ISLANDS, home to the Uros Indians, who were forced to live on the lake as the Inca Indians pushed farther into their territory. These islands are completely made by reeds, which are continually added to as they disintegrate to the bottom of the lake. (B,L,D)|
|Day 10||Lima||Depart for Juliaca this morning, visiting the ruins of SILLUSTANI en route. At this pre-Incan burial ground, see where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests in chullpas, aboveground, cylinder-shaped tombs dating back to the 1400s. Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)|
|Day 11||Lima||Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy; single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.2021 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2020.
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