Welcome to Lima, the "City of the Kings." Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Today, discover the famous Plaza Mayor and Cathedral. See the Government Palace, Archbishop's Palace and City Hall. Visit the San Francisco Monastery, an interesting museum featuring mysterious catacombs. Your afternoon is free. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers as you dive deep into the essence of Peruvian food. Feast on an authentic meal, at Mangos, a restaurant boasting nearly 15 years of service.
Take a morning flight to Cusco where you visit Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha, a living museum where you can see llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanucos. Learn about the traditional weaving techniques of the locals before strolling through the famous Pisac Market. After lunch, settle into your hotel. This evening, discover a hidden gem in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, Añañau Restaurant, where you will dine on traditional Peruvian cuisine, with crops farmed in the valley that surrounds you.
This morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo to board your train to Aguas Calientes, the village at the feet of Machu Picchu. As you make your way through Sacred Valley, the train passes little villages and rugged mountains. Transfer to the shuttle system that completes your journey to the marvellous citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Sacred Valley and share your impressions of Machu Picchu with friends over dinner.
This morning, visit Pablo Seminario's workshop. See beautiful pottery incorporating the techniques and styles of the ancient cultures of Peru. On the way to Cusco, visit a local home in Ollantaytambo, sampling the millenary beverage of the Incas at a chicheria and view the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Once at your hotel, the evening is free.
Today, view Coricancha, also known as the "Temple of the Sun." Discover the Cathedral, considered the best repository of colonial art from Escuela Cuzquena, Cusco's School of Art. Walk through the Inca Street of Loreto, with its remarkable Incan wall construction. Discover the San Pedro market, known for its local products. Later this evening, enjoy spectacular views of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, where you will join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant featuring a folkloric show of song and dance.
This morning, your Peruvian adventure comes to an end or extend your holiday in Puno and Lake Titicaca.