Highlights of Peru

Highlights of Peru

8 Days



Highlights of Peru

8 Days Starting and ending in Lima

Visiting: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

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Travel Talk Tours

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Fully Guided

Group size:

13 - 35

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Tour Overview

Discover the best of Peru on this 8-day trip to the country’s unmissable sights, from the wonders of Macchu Pichu and serene Sacred Valley to local villages packed with culture and tradition. Travel to the Inca Empire by train and explore at your own leisure, learn of the artisan craft of weaving wool and sip on Pisco Sour cocktails in the cosmo city of Lima. This 8-day circular route uncovers the highlights of South Peru with two included domestic flights to save on travel time.


  • Experience pinch-yourself moments as you stand amongst the ancient city of Machu Picchu

  • Visit Awanacancha to see the world’s most beautiful camelids

  • Soak in the serenity of the Sacred Valley

  • Take in all the sites of Peru’s vibrant capital Lima, with optional cooking classes, biking tours and water fountain tours

  • Witness the ancient Inca art of weaving


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Day 1 : Lima
Location: Lima
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Aloft Lima Marriott Hotel – 4 Star
Meals Included: No Meals

Welcome to Peru! Meet your guide and new tour mates in the hotel lobby at 6.00pm for an informal welcome meeting. Afterwards, get amongst the hustle of Lima for an optional group dinner or explore the streets as they come to life after dark!

Day 2 : Lima, Cusco
Location: Lima, Cusco
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: San Agustin El Dorado Hotel – 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast

Fill up on breakfast before heading to the airport for an included flight to Cusco! The city of Cusco is the gateway to Peru’s incredible valleys, ruins, villages, and world-famous trails. Follow your guide around the centre of Cusco to discover in-depth the Capital of the Inca Empire! You’ll visit San Blas, a quaint neighborhood that is home to many renowned artists. Stroll along its cobblestone alleys as you make your way toward its iconic church, which features a beautiful pulpit carved from a single block of wood. Then, follow the guided walking tour towards Hatum Rumiyuq Street, translating to “Of the Old Rock”, to admire the famous Piedra de los Doce Ángulos (Twelve-Sided Stone). Feel free to join an optional city tour to leave no stone unturned or finish up a big day exploring Cusco with an optional cocktail making class to perfect the art of Peru’s favourite cocktail, the Pisco Sour!

Day 3 : Sacred Valley
Location: Sacred Valley
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Tierra Viva Hotel – 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning we’ll head towards the Sacred Valley, where our journey into the ruins and mystique of Peru truly begins! But first, we’ll visit Awanacancha — home to the world’s most beautiful camelids (Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas, and Guanacos). After snapping a few Llama selfies and witnessing the ancient Incan art of weaving, hop back on board the coach and grab a window seat as we continue into the depths of the Sacred Valley. We’ll make another stop at Pisac, where Incan and colonial influences blend to create a unique way of life for the locals. Explore the quaint town famous for artisan markets where you’ll be able to splash some cash on fine jewelry, ceramic and textile craftwork! Visit the Ccor Ccor Community and learn of their rural way of life in the Sacred Valley. The community has preserved its pre-Hispanic ancestral customers and the villages open their doors to share their way of life, beliefs, traditions, and culture. Join the Ccor Ccor people for a traditional lunch surrounded by the serenity of Sacred Valley.

Day 4 : Sacred Valley (Aguas Calientes)
Location: Aguas Calientes
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Tierra Viva Hotel – 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is all yours! Enjoy plenty of free time to explore Sacred Village at your own pace. If you’re feeling adventurous join an optional tour to Ollantaytambo and Yucay to explore the impressive ruins and iconic stone terraces along the hillside in the Sacred Valley. Or if you’re after something a little different from ruins and mountainside, join an optional tour to Maras and Moray. Here you’ll find thousands of salt pool terraces strategically dug into the mountainside of the Sacred Valley. These impressive white and blush pools of salt have been used for centuries to mine salt in the Sacred valley.

Day 5 : Machu Picchu
Location: Machu Picchu
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Machu Picchu El Mapi Hotel – 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast

Get ready to tick off an iconic Wonder of the World at the awe-inspiring ancient city of Machu Picchu! We’ll arrive by train and private transfer before heading straight to the heart and soul of Machu Picchu, the mountain citadel itself! Up until 1911, the ‘lost city’ of Machu Picchu was buried in jungle growth amongst the mountains. Today, it is Peru’s premier tourist attraction, welcomed by misty mountain serenity and the beautiful stone architecture of temples, terraces, and palaces standing 2,420 metres in the sky! We will follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incas from the 15th century as we take a tour of the magical citadel led by our private local guides. Make the most of this bucket-list photo opportunity and soak in

Day 6 : Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuso
Location: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: San Agustin El Dorado Hotel – 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast

Take it easy on your last morning in the Sacred Valley. Join an optional second visit to Machu Picchu and explore the archaeological ruins in-depth or hop on board a train to Ollantaytambo, a neighbouring town in the Sacred Valley. Snaking up the hills, you’ll find ruins and terraces dominate the beautiful town of Ollantaytambo from every angle. Find a nice spot in the quaint, cobblestone streets, and enjoy a traditional meal amongst the locals. This afternoon we’ll head back to the capital city, Cusco. Visit the Yucay Museo or Museum of living culture — Here we’ll learn about the washing, dyeing, spinning, and weaving processes all involved in creating Peru’s iconic textile wool goods.

Day 7 : Cusco, Lima
Location: Cusco, Lima
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Aloft Lima Marriott Hotel – 4 Star
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we’ll say goodbye to Cusco and hop onboard a short flight back to Lima! Take in all the city’s sights with a panoramic tour through Colonial Lima including views of the Main Square, Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, and City Hall, and learn about the fascinating local history.

In the afternoon, join your guide on a walking tour of Miraflores and enjoy an optional bike tour along the boardwalk and the luxurious districts of Lima. Miraflores offers stunning cliffside views perfect for a scenic cycle. Alternatively, join an optional Peruvian cooking class where you’ll learn the country’s best dishes and shop for fresh products at a local market. In the evening, head out for an optional tour of one of the world’s most impressive water fountain performances — the Magic Water Circuit of Lima — We’re talking lights, music and interactive displays! Or explore the colourful streets of Lima after dark at your own pace.

Day 8 : Lima
Location: Lima
Meals Included: Breakfast

All good things must come to an end! Finish up an epic 8 days of exploring Peru with new travel mates over one last breakfasts and a final farewell. Hotel check out is at 11.00am. Feel free to enjoy Lima on your own pace until your departure.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    4 Star Hotels

  • Transportation

    A/C Vehicle, train, domestic flights from Lima to Cusco & Cusco to Lima.

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

  • Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced Travel Talk guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )

  • Airport Transfer(s)

    Airport transfers for the included domestic flights on the tour.

What's Not Included

  • Entrance Fees

    Sights and museums

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Travel Insurance

  • Items of a personel nature

  • Optional activities

  • Fully Guided

Add Ons

Local Payment: £

Check out our Q&As

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes, domestic flights from Lima to Cusco & Cusco to Lima.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No children under age of 18 are not allowed

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?


  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?


  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?


  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?


  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    There are always single travellers on our tours. If you don't mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay a single supplement, however, this excludes all of our North American tours where the sharing option for a solo traveller is not available, and the single supplement must be applied if you are travelling alone. The single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a private room for the duration of the tour. PLEASE NOTE: The single private option is not always available, especially for sailing tours and camping.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our tours are suitable for any traveller above 18 years old. The majority of Travel Talkers are from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada or Europe, however we always have travellers from all over the world. What brings them together is a passion for travel, discovering authentic cultures and experiencing unique adventures with like-minded travellers.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travel Talk, we believe that travel is a force for good and show our support through various initiatives and charity organizations, as well as keeping the principals of responsible and sustainable travel at the core of our ethos. These values are engrained in our business culture and the design of our trips just the same. Together with our guests, we strive to make a positive impact on local p

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over 20 years

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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 70% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 85% of booking price.

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