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Each Globus South America tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Total meals included:
Welcome to Lima! Meet your Tour Director upon arrival.
LIMA Scenic drive along the Pan-American Highway to the Bay of Paracas.
PISCO Flightseeing over the 500-BC Nazca Lines (mysterious drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the desert.)
PARACAS Scenic cruise to the Ballestas Islands in search of sea mammals, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins. See the huge Candelabro etching on the Paracas Cliffside; Scenic drive to Lima.
LIMA Fly to Cusco.
SACRED VALLEY Visit Awanakancha to see a pre-Columbian weaving demonstration, and llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. Free time for shopping Pisac’s famous market. Lunch at a local restaurant and overnight stay in Sacred Valley. (B,L)
SACRED VALLEY Scenic train ride through the Urubamba Valley.
MACHU PICCHU Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide at Machu Picchu. Return to Cusco via train. CUSCO Dinner at your hotel this evening.
NOTE:7-8 hours is spent in Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes region.
CUSCO Guided sightseeing includes visits to the Cathedral, Santo Domingo, Kenko Amphitheater, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman.
CUSCO Free day. Farewell dinner this evening.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cusco with a walking tour that includes visits to the imposing Cathedral and the Inca Temple of the Sun, Koricancha, which became the Spaniards’ Santo Domingo Monastery. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
CUSCO Fly to Lima.
LIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. Free afternoon and evening.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The Hotel Pullman Miraflores is currently under construction with an expected completion date in November 2020. Please check back for more information about the hotel's location and amenities. Updates will be made as information is received.
Bursting with character, the Sonesta Posadas del Inca hotel is the leader in boutique hotels in the Sacred Valley. Featuring a rustic ambiance with modern comforts, dynamite local cuisine, and friendly service, it makes for a memorable stay in one of the most remarkable places in the world. The colonial-style former monastery is surrounded by views of the Andes and beautiful gardens - a leisurely and soothing escape.
The Sonesta Hotel Cusco features a modern contemporary décor and a fine dining restaurant serving classic Peruvian cuisine. It is within blocks of a handicraft market, Plaza de Armas, shops, and restaurants.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.