Peru Splendors with Arequipa & Colca Canyon


  • 11 days

  • Peru

tour : SOE3

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£3,125pp

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£2,878pp

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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.

Small Group Discovery

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.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU.

Day
1

Welcome to Lima! Meet your Tour Director upon arrival.

LIMA

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY

Day
3

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU

Day
4

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO.

Day
5

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CUSCO.

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CUSCO–AREQUIPA.

Day
7

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

AREQUIPA–COLCA CANYON.

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

COLCA CANYON.

Day
9

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

COLCA CANYON–AREQUIPA–LIMA.

Day
10

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

LIMA

Day
11

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 feet.

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