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Exquisite cuisine, extra-ordinary landscape, the Sacred Inca Trails & the Magical Machu Picchu. It is 10 days of Peruvian charm, culture and adventure.

Explore the hustle of Peru’s capital city, Lima and it’s many charms, romance and history. Visit the gateway to the Amazon forests in Puerto Maldonado, and on to the Sacred Trails of the Inca’s in the delightful Cusco and have a cathartic experience in the Sanctuary of the Machu Picchu. The history, culture, gastronomy and adventure will keep you exhilarated for 10 days.

An all LGBTQ+ adventure of Peru.

The tour will take place with a minimum of 15 travellers. 

Itineraries

Day 0

Date : September 1, 2022

Departure

Upon your arrival to Jorge Chavez International Airport, meet our Coltur Representative and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima
Meals: None

Day 2

Date : September 2, 2022

Lima

Breakfast at the hotel.

The adventure begins with a tour of the city’s main areas. First, we will stop off at the Main Square, to get a chance to explore the square on foot and admire the exteriors of the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, and the City Hall, all examples of Lima's still-present colonial architectural opulence.

We will then visit the Cathedral of Lima; as walking through the Cathedral’s numerous chapels, we'll travel to the past and discover various architectural styles (from Renaissance to Neo-Classical) and learn about the religious history of Peru. Followed by a visit to Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion that is the oldest continuously inhabited private residence in the Southern Hemisphere.

Afterwards, we will head to the Pueblo Libre District and visit the Larco Museum, an eighteenth-century Viceregal mansion that houses more than 3,000 years of Peru's pre- Columbian history. The museum boasts a supremely fine collection of gold and silver jewelry and worship paraphernalia that demonstrates the superb skill of ancient Peruvian gold and silversmiths. The Larco Museum also contains a famous collection of erotic ceramic tomb art that gives insights into various aspects of pre-Columbian sexuality.

Lunch will be at Café del Museo Restaurant.

We will complete our tour of Lima with a visit to the Bohemian neighborhood of Barranco, an area called home by countless artists, photographers, and authors. Walk along peculiar streets lined with Republican houses, admire the splendid views, and visit the Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs), witness to untold numbers of past and present romances, and source of inspiration for one of Peru's great composers, Chabuca Granda.
Overnight in Lima
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 3

Date : September 3, 2022

Lima / Puerto Maldonado

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport in time for a short flight to Puerto Maldonano.

Upon our arrival in Puerto Maldonado, we will be met at the airport and escorted on a 25-minute boat ride on the Madre de Dios River to the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción lodge. After lunch, we will take a walk along the Concepción trail system, where we can explore and learn more about primary and secondary forest, their vegetation, uses, the changes caused by humankind, and the importance of the forests to the rest of the world. In the late afternoon, we will set off on an excursion by motorized canoe to learn more about the night-time forest. We will learn about this ecosystem composed of Amazonian gullies, how the forest’s nocturnal fauna behaves, and even take the time to enjoy the sight of the southern hemisphere’s constellations.

Dinner at the lodge
Overnight at Hacienda Concepcion
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Date : September 4, 2022

Puerto Maldonado

Breakfast at the lodge.

During the morning, we will take a forest trail walk to Lake Sandoval in the Tambopata National Reserve.

We will explore the lake’s waters in a wooden canoe. This lake is home to many endangered species, such as giant river otters, red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, and side-necked turtles. After lunch, we will literally walk through the tropical forest canopy for around a quarter of a mile, crossing a network of bridges that connect eight observation platforms. This excursion offers the prospect of spotting colourful toucans, woodpeckers and trogons, as well as monkeys, sloths, and many other Amazon species.

Dinner at lodge
Overnight at Hacienda Concepcion
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Date : September 5, 2022

Puerto Maldonado / Cusco / Sacred Valley

There will be time to enjoy a full breakfast before we leave. A 25-minute boat ride on the Madre de Dios River will take us to Puerto Maldonado, where we will visit the Butterfly House.

Peru has more species of butterfly than anywhere else in the world, with 3700 known species. Many of these can be seen at the Butterfly House, where these fascinating insects can be observed in all their rich variety and extraordinary beauty.

Following this visit, we will be transferred to the airport for our return flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival to the airport In Cusco, meet our Representative and transfer to the hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Date : September 6, 2022

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast at hotel

This morning, we will continue the trip toward Chinchero village, with an altitude 12,375 feet above sea level (3,772 meters), famous for the extraordinary beauty and quality of its’ textiles, and for its Sunday fair, where local people dress in traditional colourful outfits and travel down from their villages to trade their goods.

We will walk along its traditional alleyways, and visit the weavers’ workshop of Nilda Callañaupa, who 28 years ago decided to bring together like-minded women who shared her passion for weaving, and in time was able to motivate younger women who had lost interest in weaving to learn from their elders and connect once more with this ancestral art. She began working in the yard of her own house in Chinchero, and in 1996 her project became the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, a strong organization dedicated not only to the preservation, but also the commercialization of beautiful, high quality textiles. This visit will be greatly enriched with the explanation of the protagonist of this story, Nilda Callañaupa.

Then we will head towards the Salt Pans of Maras. The sight of this still-operating salt mine, in use since Incan times, will amaze you the stark white of the steeply descending salt pans juxtaposed against the green of the surrounding mountain slopes.

The journey will continue on until we reach the archaeological site of Moray. Used as an agricultural testing ground, the site's system of circular terraces descends 490 feet (150 m) from where we will stand, serving as a perfect testament to the level of advancement achieved by the Incas, who excelled at building masterful constructions in harmony with nature.

Lunch at Hacienda Huayoccari.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 7

Date : September 7, 2022

Sacred Valley of the Incas / Machu Picchu

Breakfast at hotel.

This morning, we will continue the trip toward Ollantaytambo, which was once fiercely guarded by a massive fortress. We will discover the large archaeological complex of what used to serve as a wayside inn for royal delegations on long journeys. Surviving structures here include multiple walls and towers that were used to protect the citadel from possible invasions.

Thereafter, we will visit the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Aboard a comfortable VISTADOME train, we will depart for the Aguas Calientes train Station, enjoying a spectacular view along the way.
Upon arrival, we will be escorted to the Restaurant to have lunch at Café Inkaterra. Once done, we will board a bus that will take us to the entrance gate of the Machu Picchu citadel.

Rediscovered by Hiram Bingham more than a century ago, Machu Picchu is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its architectural beauty, spectacular natural landscapes and the energy held in its enigmatic structures will take your breath away.

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Incans as you explore this magical citadel along with the tour guide.

At the scheduled time, we will return to Aguas Calientes.

Dinner at hotel
Overnight in Machu Picchu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8

Date : September 8, 2022

Machu Picchu / Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today we will have a 2nd visit to Machu Picchu, as well as a visit to Huayna Picchu

Lunch at Sumaq Hotel.

At the scheduled time, you will be escorted to the Aguas Calientes train Station to board the return VISTADOME train.

Upon the arrival at the station just outside of Cusco, our private transfer service will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in the city.

Overnight in Cusco
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9

Date : September 9, 2022

Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, we will set out on a day trip to see some of the sights of Cusco's southern region. After fourteen miles (23 km), we will take the turnoff toward Tipon, an amazing archaeological complex of elevated platforms and terraces, where spring waters still flow through the site's impressive system of fountains and aqueducts.

Continuing the trip, we will make our way across stunning Andean landscapes filled with quaint, remote villages until we reach the pre-Incan citadel of Pikillacta (City of Fleas). We will stop to visit this impressive site of nearly 120 acres (50 hectares) of small enclosures, terraces, stonewalls, and storage buildings.

Next, we will head towards Andahuaylillas, which is home to San Pedro Apóstol (St. Peter the Apostle), one of the most outstanding churches in the Andes. Known as the Sistine Chapel of Peru, this church will dazzle us with the beauty of its splendidly decorated murals and frescoes.

Box lunch in Andahuaylillas

Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast and box Lunch.

Day 10

Date : September 10, 2022

Cusco / Lima / Depart

Breakfast at the hotel

We will embark on a short cultural city tour of Cusco with the visit to the nearby Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a colossal structure built with huge carved rocks jointed with absolute accuracy, this astounding sample of the Incan military architecture is, undoubtedly, the greatest architectonic work of the Tahuantinsuyo. In addition, it proves the undeniable firmness of the great administrative capacity of the empire and its powerful logistic system capable of mobilizing and organizing such a work.

As we return to the lower part of the city, we will stop off at the San Pedro Market, which being the city’s main street market, will give you an opportunity to get to know the products of Cusco, overwhelming you with the sights, aromas, tastes, and colors of the region.

Just a few blocks away, we will have a Panoramic visit to one of the most impressive buildings of Incan Cusco: the Qoricancha (the Golden Temple) - a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold. We will complete the day with a stroll through the Main Square, where we will visit the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries.

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Lima, arriving at 6pm.

Upon your arrival to Lima, you will be assisted at the airport for your international flight.

HOTELS, subject to availability:

Lima: Aloft Hotel 4*: Breezy Guest + BB

Puerto Maldonado: Hacienda Concepcion by Inkaterra: Cottage + FB

Sacred Valley: Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay: Standard room + BB

Machu Picchu: El Mapi Hotel by Inkaterra: Superior Deluxe + HB

Cusco: Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco: Standard room + BB

Trip Includes:

  • Tour Leader
  • Professional local English-speaking guide
  • Transfers and excursions on private services
    • Except: Hacienda Conception 3days / 2nights (based on shared service)
  • Hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrances fee to Machu Picchu and bus tickets (roundtrip)
  • Second entrance fee to the ruins and busticket (roundtrip)
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu
  • Train Vistadome to / from Machu Picchu
  • All domestic air tickets in Peru
 
  • International Air tickets to Lima
  • Health and travel insurances
  • Visas, if required
  • Tips at hotels and restaurants
  • Beverages
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Other services not specified in the itinerary
  • Early check in or Late check out
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  • Pricing Name Per Person Sharing
    Start Monday January 24, 2022
    End Monday January 24, 2022
    14Pax - No size limit
     

    Adult ( 14 Pax - No size limit. ) R48,700.00 R0.00 /Person

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    Start Monday January 24, 2022
    End Monday January 24, 2022
    1Pax - No size limit
     

    Adult ( 1 Pax - No size limit. ) R58,300.00 R0.00 /Person

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