Peru Escape with Nazca Lines
Escape to Peru with a 9-day adventure from its valleys to mountaintops. Discover Peru’s Nazca Lines giving 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. Get up close and personal with llamas and alpacas in the Sacred Valley and get more than you bargained for in textiles and treasures at Pisac’s famous market. Journey by train through the Urubamba Valley to explore the lofty “Lost City of the Incas”—Machu Picchu. Dig deeper into ancient Peru with visits to the Incan temple of Sacsayhuaman, as well as cathedrals of Spanish conquistadores. Enter this Incan empire of the past and please the palate with a taste of Peruvian classics in Cusco. Meet the locals who weave magic upon their looms and be won over by the warmth and hospitality of the Peruvian people.
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Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on all South America tour 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.
Prices are for all land arrangements including intra-vacation flights and taxes.
City of Cusco|Historic Center of Lima|Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu|Lines and Geoglyphs of Nazca and Pampas de Jumana
Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 ft.
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word); to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites!
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN LIMA PERU Welcome to Lima! Meet your Tour Director upon arrival.
LIMA–PARACAS Lines in the SandEnjoy a scenic drive south along the Pan-American Highway to the town of Pisco, the wine capital of Peru. Have your camera handy today as you board your aircraft for flightseeing over the Nazca plains. Your pilot will point out the mysterious markings known as the Nazca Lines, a series of drawings of animals and geometric figures etched into the parched soil—some up to 1,000 feet long! (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTEPIC RIDE Take a once-in-a-lifetime flight over the Nazca Lines which can only be appreciated by air. Dating back to 500 BC, these geoglyphs etched into the ground consist of over 10,000 lines depicting plants and animals. Theories vary, but the most accepted belongs to German mathematician Maria Reiche, who dubbed the land the “astronomical calendar” of the ancient Peruvians.
PARACAS–BALLESTAS ISLANDS–LIMA Wild Island Honeys Embark on a cruise out to the Ballestas Islands, which are inhabited by a wide variety of sea mammals and exotic birds, including boobies, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins. The huge Candelabro, a candelabra-shaped etching on the Paracas cliffside, can also be seen as you cruise back to shore. Continue back to Lima this afternoon. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS Nicknamed “The Peruvian Galápagos,” the protected area of the Ballestas Islands are a must-see for wildlife lovers. Search for sea mammals, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, and Humboldt penguins commonly found in these waters.
LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY Empire of the AndesFly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you stop to visit Awanakancha. See a pre-Columbian weaving demonstration, and llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. Continue to Pisac, an old mountain village, where you will have free time to shop its famous market for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewellery, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight. (B,L)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURE & TRADITION At Awanakancha, meet local families who preserve the ancient technique of Pre-Columbian weaving using South American camelid fleece. This is your chance to get up close to the various camelids, including alpaca, llama, guanaco, and vicuña, indigenous to the region.
SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO Mystery on the Mountain Board a scenic train that travels through scenic Urubamba Valley. Upon arrival, ascend to legendary Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas,” high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the Pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Later this afternoon, return to Cusco via train. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (B,D) NOTE:7-8 hours is spent in Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes region.TOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SPOT Machu Picchu – Found between the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon basin, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the most impressive Incan site from the Incan Empire. Discover this city that was abandoned in the 16th Century when the Spanish conquered the Incas, only to be rediscovered in 1911.
CUSCO Monumental Stories This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco city tour, with visits to the imposing Cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery, Kenko Amphitheater, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORY & MYSTERY Visit the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones—with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons—was built.
CUSCO Sun Worship & Spanish Rule Enjoy a free day before a farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)FREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE 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–LIMA From Plaza to Palace Fly to Lima today and begin your guided sightseeing. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable San Francisco Monastery. Free afternoon and evening. (B)FREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE in Lima with a visit to Larco Herrera Museum, which houses the largest private collection of Pre-Columbian Peruvian art in the world, followed by dinner at the museum’s restaurant. 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.
LIMA Hasta Luego, LimaYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Hotel Pullman Miraflores||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.||Lima||C. Juan Fanning 515 - 525||Moderate Deluxe|
|2||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|
|3||La Casona Yucay||Constructed as a private family home in the 18th century, this beautiful mansion has been transformed into a comfortable hotel set around a colorful courtyard with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, spa, communal fireplace, and organic garden.||Yucay||Av San Martin 104||Moderate First-Class|
|4||Sonesta Hotel Cusco||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.||Cusco||Av. El Sol 954||Superior First-Class|