Authentic Perú

Perú | 10 days / 9 nights
Machu Picchu with llama

Day 1: USA | Perú

  • Fly to Cusco, Perú.

Day 2: Cusco

  • ¡Bienvenidos a Perú! Upon arrival, meet your Forum Tour Manager, who will help you transfer from the airport to Cusco.
  • After lunch, follow your Tour Manager on a guided walking tour. See the Plaza de Armas, the legendary founding place of the city, and the 17th-century Cathedral, a masterpiece of colonial architecture.
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Cusco.
Local children with llamas in Peruvian indigenous community

Day 3: Day trip to Piscac

  • After breakfast, travel to Pisac, an Andean pueblo located at the base of a former Incan citadel.
  • Upon arrival, visit the village market where members of the indigenous Quechua community come from the highlands weekly to sell beautiful colorful weavings and handicrafts.
  • Next, discover the Ruins of Pisac overlooking the Urubamba Valley.
  • Then, explore the ruins around Puca Pucara, meaning “Red Fort.”
  • Continue to Tambomachay to see its ceremonial water fountains and visit the Qengo temple and amphitheater.
  • End your day at Korincancha, the Incan temple dedicated to the sun.
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Cusco.

Day 4: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

  • This morning after breakfast, travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incans to Ollantaytambo, the only village intact from the Incan period that is still inhabited today.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
  • From there, take the train to Aguas Calientes, a small town located at the base of Machu Picchu.
  • Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and have dinner with your group.
  • Then, head over to take an evening dip in the natural hot springs that give this small village its name.
Peru - Lake Titicaca by Boat

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU

  • This morning after breakfast, head to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incan Empire and one of the most spectacular sets of ruins in the world!
  • To get to the top, you will have a private bus available or you can walk the 1,280 feet of pathways and stone steps that lead up to the site.
  • Once at the top, enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, then have some free time to explore the site on your own before heading back down.
  • Return by train to Cusco for dinner and night accommodation.

DAY 6: DAY TRIP TO MISMINAY

  • After breakfast, travel to Misminay, a village located at the end of the Sacred Valley, where you will be welcomed by the local community and invited to participate in some of their local rituals and ceremonies.
  • Attend a weaving workshop to learn traditional coloring techniques.
  • Enjoy lunch with the community.
  • After, take an agricultural tour to see how crops are grown and harvested in the Andes.
  • Return to Cusco for dinner and night accommodation.
Jungle canopy in Peru

DAY 7: CUSCO – PUNO

  • After breakfast, board your private bus and travel to Puno.
  • As you pass through the Altiplano look for llamas and alpacas!
  • Stop in the town of Andahuaylillas to visit its 17th-century church.
  • Then, visit Raqchi´s archeological site and the Temple of Wiracocha.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Continue on to La Raya mountain range located 14,000 feet above sea level and admire the majestic view of the Andes.
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Puno.

DAY 8: PUNO – LAKE TITICACA

  • After breakfast at your hotel, start the day with a boat ride on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.
  • Visit the floating islands of the Uros, made of totora reeds.
  • Have lunch with your grupo at a local restaurant.
  • Continue to the Island of Taquile – covered with terraced fields – and explore the island at your own pace.
  • Board your boat and return to Puno for dinner and night accommodation.

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DAY 9: PUNO – JULIACA – LIMA

  • After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Juliaca Airport and board your domestic flight to Lima.
  • Upon arrival, enjoy a guided walking tour of Lima. Start with a visit to the Monastery of San Francisco – famous for its catacombs containing 70,000  graves!
  • Then see the Government and Archbishop´s Palaces in the Plaza Mayor.
  • Have some free time for lunch in the popular Plaza San Martín. I
  • In the afternoon, visit the modern district of Miraflores.
  • Dinner and night accommodation in Lima.

DAY 10: DEPART

  • After breakfast, say “¡Adios!” to your Forum Tour Manager and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.