Legacy of the Incas
Calendar? Astronomy? Alien artwork? None of the above. But the discovery of Peru’s Nazca Lines gave a whole new meaning to drawing a line in the sand. Flightseeing is the best way to see these massive geoglyphs etched into the desert— where the ancient Nazca people likely performed spiritual ceremonies. From the Lost City of the Incas surrounded by the peaks of the Andes to the floating Uros Islands on the highest lake in the world, this vacation to Peru leads you to great heights while also going to greater depths to illuminate its archaeological, historical, and cultural wonders. In addition to two days of exploration at the mysterious and magical ruins of Machu Picchu, you’ll also visit the Sillustani pre-Incan burial ground, cruise to the wildlife paradise of the Ballestas Islands, and frolic through the wonders of colonial and culinary Lima as well as the Inca capital, Cusco.
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SP|Legacy of the IncasSPE|With Galápagos Cruise SPQ|With Peru's Amazon SPY|With Peru's Amazon & Galápagos Cruise
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select South America dates. A Small-Group Discovery 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 tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
We have prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is there to help you make the most out of your free time!Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 ft.
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Legacy of the Incas
Legacy of the Incas
City of Cusco|Historic Center of Lima|Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu|Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana
Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 8 dinners
ARRIVE IN LIMA, PERU Welcome to Lima! Meet your Tour Director upon arrival.
LIMA LIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. Visit and tastings at a [LF] Peruvian food market. Welcome dinner at Casa Garcia Alvarado (one of Lima’s finest historic homes). (B,D)
LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY LIMA Fly to Cusco. SACRED VALLEY Lakeside lunch followed by an [LF] El Pago a la Tierra (Mother Earth Ceremony) with local shaman. Visit Pisac village and its famous market. (B,L,D)
SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU SACRED VALLEY Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Visit a [LF] local Peruvian home. Scenic ride on the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley. MACHU PICCHU Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide. Pisco Sour demonstration and dinner at your nearby hotel. (B,L,D)
MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO MACHU PICCHU Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco. CUSCO Free time this evening. (B,L)
CUSCOCUSCO Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes visits to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Monastery. Inka King greeting and visits to Kenko Amphitheater and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Free time this afternoon before dinner. (B,D)
CUSCO–JULIACA–PUNO (LAKE TITICACA) CUSCO Fly to Juliaca. Scenic drive to the shores of Lake Titicaca. (B,D)
PUNO. EXCURSION TO LAKE TITICACA PUNO Scenic boat ride to Taquile and Uros Floating Islands. Guided sightseeing of Lake Titicaca includes a local home visit and lunch. (B,L,D)
PUNO–SILLUSTANI–JULIACA–LIMA SILLUSTANI Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide to Sillustani Pre-Incan Burial Ground and a [LF] local home. JULIACA Fly to Lima. LIMA Free time this evening. (B)
LIMA–PARACAS. BALLESTAS ISLANDS CRUISE & NAZCA LINES LIMA Scenic drive along the Pan-American Highway to the Bay of Paracas. 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. PISCO Flightseeing over the 500-BC Nazca Lines (mysterious drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the desert). (B,D)
PARACAS–LIMAPARACAS Scenic drive to Lima. LIMA Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
LIMA Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Casa Andina Premium Miraflores||With its stylish contemporary design, cutting-edge technology and ideal location, the flagship Casa Andina Premium Collection Miraflores hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, beauty salon, spa, pool, gym, business center, gift shops, and laundry service.||Lima||Ave la Paz 463||Moderate Deluxe|
|2||Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel and Villas||The Casa Andina Premium Collection hotel in the Sacred Valley is a luxurious and satisfying retreat. Combining fine food, comfortable rooms, and personalized attention, it is the Valley's most complete hotel. In addition to a spa, a fitness center, and romantic dining, this hotel is best known for providing panoramic views of the Andes in every room. This charming mountain chalet-style hotel adds style and comfort to the already stunning atmosphere of Peru's Sacred Valley.||Urubamba Valley||5to Paradero Yanahuara||Superior First-Class|
|3||Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel||The Sumaq Hotel is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu ruins and boasts an Andean health spa, bar, restaurant, gift shop, and business center.||Machu Picchu||Av Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 Lote 3||Moderate Deluxe|
|4||Casa Andina Premium Cusco||A beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house is located 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas. The hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies. The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco's emblematic colonial courtyards. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, bar, reading room, room service, gift shop, and laundry service.||Cusco||Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473||First-Class|
|5||GHL Lago Titicaca||The GHL Lago Titicaca hotell is located on Esteves Island on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Featuring unforgettable views of the lake, the hotel is located in the bay of Puno on a rocky hill surrounded by the extensive reed forest.||Puno||Isla Esteves||Moderate First-Class|
|6||Doubletree Resort by Hilton Paracas||The Doubletree Resort is ideally located along beautiful Paracas beach and offers guests a modern facility with a wide range of on-site amenities. This includes two restaurants, snack bar, private beach, fitness center, spa, pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and business center. The resort also offers a wide array of leisure activities such as aerobics, dance lessons, volleyball, tennis, kayaking, or simply lounging and relaxing to the sound of waves on the beach.||Paracas||Lote 30-34 Urb. Santo Domingo||First-Class|