Peru Splendors with Arequipa & Colca Canyon - 2021

Peru Splendors with Arequipa & Colca Canyon - 2021

Visiting: Arrive In Lima, Peru, Lima, Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley–Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu–Cusco, Cusco, Cusco–Arequipa, Arequipa–Colca Canyon, Colca Canyon, Colca Canyon–Arequipa–Lima


Tour Operator: Cosmos

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Tour Overview

Love a good mystery? This 11-day vacation to Peru is the perfect escape to delve into the world’s most intriguing lost and found story. Featuring not one, but two days behind the misty gates of Machu Picchu, this below-the-equator tour takes you high into the Andes and deeper inside the Lost City of the Incas to unearth its centuries-old secrets. Navigating the cryptic maze of trails, temples, and terraces in the world’s most famous forgotten city is one for the memory books. Other great finds on this tantalizing tour of Peru? Up-close encounters with llamas, alpacas, and other Sacred Valley locals; colorful, handwoven textiles in the former Inca Empire capital of Cusco; bold, multicultural cuisine in the foodie capital of Lima; and a warm welcome inside a traditional family home for an authentic taste of Peruvian hospitality.Craving a deeper Peruvian experience? Add the Colca Canyon and Arequipa to your Peru vacation. Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world. Enjoy the spectacular views below while the giant condor soars above. A visit to the “White City” of Arequipa, built from white volcanic rock, promises more dramatic views.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 Arrive In Lima, Peru

Location: Arrive In Lima, Peru

Welcome to Lima! Meet your Tour Director upon arrival.

icon Day 2 Lima

Location: Lima

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

LIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. Tastings at a LF Peruvian food market. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

icon Day 3 Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley

Location: Lima–Cusco–Sacred Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LIMA Fly to Cusco. SACRED VALLEY Participate in an LF El Pago a la Tierra (Mother Earth Ceremony) with local shaman. Visit Awanakancha to see a pre-Columbian weaving demonstration, and llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. Free time for shopping Pisac’s famous market.

icon Day 4 Sacred Valley–Machu Picchu

Location: Sacred Valley–Machu Picchu

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

SACRED VALLEY Visit to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo and a LF local Peruvian home. Scenic ride on the Vistadome Train through the Urubamba Valley. MACHU PICCHU Guided sightseeing at Machu Picchu. Dinner at your nearby hotel.

icon Day 5 Machu Picchu–Cusco

Location: Machu Picchu–Cusco

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

MACHU PICCHU Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco.

icon Day 6 Cusco

Location: Cusco

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

CUSCO Guided sightseeing includes visits to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery. Traditional LF Pasacalle (Andean Parade) and visits to Kenko Amphitheater and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner.

icon Day 7 Cusco–Arequipa

Location: Cusco–Arequipa

Meals: Breakfast

CUSCO Fly to Arequipa and meet your Monograms Local Host.AREQUIPA Guided city tour of Arequipa shows off the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral, and the Jesuit Church, considered the best example of the mestizo baroque style.

icon Day 8 Arequipa–Colca Canyon

Location: Arequipa–Colca Canyon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

AREQUIPA Drive across Pampa Cañahuas within Aguada Blanca National Reserve, the habitat of vicuñas and a variety of birds. Admire beautiful Pre-Columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas.COLCA CANYON Arrive in Colca Canyon, an impressive geological formation carved out by the river. More than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, Colca Canyon is one of the deepest in the world. Observe the spectacular terracing, considered among the most extensive in southern Peru. These terraces, which allow cultivation and meticulously controlled irrigation of the steep slopes of the canyon, were built by natives between the 9th and 14th centuries.

icon Day 9 Colca Canyon

Location: Colca Canyon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

COLCA CANYON This morning, visit Condors’ Cross, an observation point where you have the possibility of observing the flight of the condor in its native habitat. From here, also enjoy the impressive Colca Canyon panorama. Next, visit the town of Yanque before returning to your hotel.

icon Day 10 Colca Canyon–Arequipa–Lima

Location: Colca Canyon–Arequipa–Lima

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

AREQUIPA Scenic drive to Arequipa. Fly to Lima.LIMA Free time this evening.

icon Day 11 Lima

Location: Lima

Meals: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

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    Meals

    10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

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    Sunday May 02, 2021

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    Sunday, May 30, 2021

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    Sunday, Jun 27, 2021

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    Sunday, Oct 17, 2021

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    Sunday, Oct 31, 2021

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