Treasures of the Incas (Summer 2018)

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold USA, Canada & South America 2018

Delve into the mysterious world of the Inca empire on this luxurious exploration of Peru. Every detail is seamlessly taken care of, as you journey from the pulsating capital of Lima to the mist-cloaked mountains of Machu Picchu and on to the halcyon waters of South America's largest lake. Along the way, savour flavourful local cuisine and discover the Lost City of the Incas alongside a Local Expert.

Additional Included Highlights
  • Cusco: Sunday market in Chinchero, truly authentic and local
  • Visit the Salt Pans of Maras and learn about the ancient economy of the Inca empire revolving around caring for terraced salt pools. Lake Titicaca: Stand on the floating islands of Uros and hear about the day to day struggle just to stay afloat on top of Lake Titicaca from family members who know no other way of life.
Exceptional Dining
  • Cusco: Dine at MAP, one of the city's most prominent dining venues. This contemporary Peruvian haute cuisine restaurant offers an artistic dining experience, candlelit for a dazzling evening ambiance.
  • Included Quality Dining: 11 Breakfasts (BB), 9 Lunches (L) and 9 Dinners (DW).
  • Lima: Over a hot chocolate or authentic cafe pasado, learn the secrets and discover the unique flavour of Peruvian coffee with an expert barista.
  • Macchu Picchu: Learn how to blend the perfect pisco sour.
  • Sacred Valley: Delight in a Pachamanca Feast prepared in an underground oven and served in an exquisite garden.
Journey Highlights
  • Aguas Calientes: With a Local Expert, explore the cloud forest, visit a working tea plantation and an orchid farm.
  • Cusco: With a Local Expert, practice your bartering skills at a local market. Enjoy a fun challenge of purchasing items from the market (with money and a list supplied by your Travelling Concierge) for the best prices possible. All purchases are later donated to local needy families.
  • Lake Titicaca: Cruise the lake and learn about the lifestyle and customs of the local people, who bundle reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes.
  • Lima: Experience the beautiful 'City of Kings' through the eyes of a Local Expert.
  • Puno: Explore Sillustani to view the stone burial towers 'chullpas' that have dotted the shores since pre-Inca times.
  • Sacred Valley: Learn of the importance of ancient rituals to the people of the Sacred Valley as a local shaman performs a a centuries-old ritual just for you that expresses reverence to the Earth.
Luxury Hotels
  • Cusco: The JW Marriott El Convento is a meticulously restored 16th century convent, which uniquely blends historic grandeur and modern luxury in the heart of Cusco.
  • Lake Titicaca: Enjoy the sunsets on the lake from the only five-star hotel region, the Libertador.
  • Lima: Explore the very best of Peru's capital city at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima.
  • Machu Picchu: With your Local Expert, spend a full day exploring the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911 after being forgotten for centuries.
  • Sacred Valley: Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley and built atop ancient Incan ruins, the Tambo Del Inka, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa hotel providing tranquillity and comfort in a green and lush setting.
VIP Experiences
  • Lima: Meet painter, sculptor and local legend, Victor Delfin, best known for his monumental El Beso sculpture in Parque del Amore, Miraflores. Explore his oceanview workshop in the arts district and chat with Victor as he shares stories about his life.
  • Cusco: Meet Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez, an expert in traditional weaving, to learn how the TreadRight Foundation is helping protect this ancient skill.
Inclusive Luxury Gold Services
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

Call (800) 752-7963 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13867563

Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LimaArrive in Lima, Peru.: On arrival at Lima International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel in Miraflores. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner and an opportunity to meet with your fellow travellers over wine, dinner and seaside views at CALA. (Dinner with Wine)
JW Marriott Hotel, Lima (Ocean View Rooms).
Day 2LimaLima City of the Kings.: Experience Lima through the eyes of a Local Expert as you are introduced to the 'City of Kings'. Explore the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Lima, view the cathedral, and visit the Monastery of San Francisco. Your Highlight Lunch is at Amoramar, in the bohemian district of Barranco, a favourite known only to the locals. Next, visit the workshop of Victor Delfin, one of Peru's leading artists. Over a hot chocolate or authentic cafe pasado, learn about Peruvian coffee with a barista. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine on the terrace of Huaca Pucllana, overlooking the illuminated ruins of a 1500-year-old, pre-Inca pyramid. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
JW Marriott Hotel, Lima (Ocean View Rooms).
Day 3Sacred ValleyOn To The Sacred Valley.: Board your flight to Cusco before continuing to Peru's Sacred Valley. Visit the colourful market in the town of Chinchero. Next, you will meet Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, president of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco and a recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Have lunch with Nilda and learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques. Later, check in to your luxurious resort. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Tambo del Inka, Sacred Valley.
Day 4Sacred ValleyExploring the Sacred Valley.: Enjoy a leisurely start before heading to the town of Maras to meet with a local family and learn about the traditional arts and crafts of the region. View the spectacular terraced salt pans, dating back to Inca times. These have been passed down through families for generations and today are maintained in much the same way as they were long ago. Next, experience a typical Peruvian meal, a caja china lunch of fresh vegetables and slow-roasted meats, all cooked in a wooden box. After lunch, witness a private Pachamama Ceremony, or 'Payment to the Earth', as a local shaman performs the centuries-old ritual. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)
Tambo del Inka, Sacred Valley.
Day 5Machu PicchuJourney to Machu Picchu.: Visit the town of Ollantaytambo, a national archeological site. Travel by Vistadome train for your scenic journey to Machu Picchu, before enjoying an included lunch at your resort. A Local Expert will then show you the nature trails of this fascinating cloud forest ecosystem. Discover a working tea plantation and the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids. In the evening, learn how to blend the perfect pisco sour before enjoying dinner with wine at the hotel. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
Day 6Machu PicchuMysterious Machu Picchu.: The entire day is for you to discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu. Meet your Local Expert for a walk through the enigmatic 'Lost City of the Incas'. Witness the great Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, believed to be an ancient sun clock. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
Day 7CuscoReturn to Cusco.: Return by train to Sacred Valley for a Pachamanca Feast Highlight Lunch, a traditional Peruvian meal cooked underground. Next, get up-close to llamas, guanacos, alpacas and even the rare vicunas. Later, arrive at your hotel, steps away from the Plaza de Armas. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco.
Day 8CuscoColonial Cusco.: Join your Local Expert to explore Cusco, visiting the Temple of the Sun at Korikancha, the cathedral and the citadel of Sacsayhuaman. Set out for San Blas, Cusco's artisan centre, to visit a candle shop and learn about its importance to the locals. Enjoy some free time for shopping on the Plaza de Armas. Later, a candlelit Highlight Dinner with wine is served at the reputed MAP restaurant. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco.
Day 9Lake TiticacaLake Region of Peru.: Board your included flight to Juliaca and then continue to Puno, nestled along the majestic shores of Lake Titicaca. Your lakeside hotel is on Esteves Island. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Libertador Lake Titicaca, Puno.
Day 10Lake TiticacaIslands of Lake Titicaca.: Cruise Lake Titicaca to the floating islands of Uros, where locals bundle reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes. Enjoy lunch hosted by the local community of Amantani Island. Afterward, there will be time to explore local handicrafts before returning to Puno, where you can relax until dinner with wine. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Libertador Lake Titicaca, Puno.
Day 11LimaPuno, Back to Lima.: Head to Sillustani on the shores of Lake Umayo to explore the impressive burial grounds, before your flight to Lima. In the evening, you are treated to a sensational Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine at world-renowned Astrid y Gaston, located in a magnificent San Isidro hacienda with over 300 years of history (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Rooms).
Day 12Depart LimaDepart Lima.: Your Peruvian adventure draws to a close today with a transfer to the Lima airport. (Buffet Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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07/06/2018$5,026.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/10/2018$5,026.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/07/2018$5,026.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
10/19/2018$5,026.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
11/23/2018$5,026.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/30/2018$5,026.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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Notes: Twin prices are per person. Prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima - Cusco, Cusco - Juliaca and Juliaca - Lima and require purchase of round trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. This trip experiences high elevations, we recommend guests with preexisting medical conditions talk with a doctor prior to travel.

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