So many exciting things to do in Peru and this trip will try to do as much as possible! Stroll through the largest street market in South America in Lima, and visit Machu Picchu, one of the finest archeological sites in all of the Americas. Artisans in the Amaru community will share the customs and traditions of Andean textiles.
Visit Puno, home of Lake Titicaca, whose vast scope is graced with small, terraced farms, adobe buildings and a peaceful lakeshore beach and view the floating islands of Uros.
- RSVP: Friday, August 02, 2019
- Final Balance Due: Friday, August 02, 2019
- Member Fees: $5,200.00
- Non-Member Fees: $5,500.00
- Deposit Amount: $1,000.00
- Single Room Supplement (optional): $600.00
A wonderfully passionate and charismatic city, Lima is a stunning mix of a modern metropolis, colonial charm, and ancient wonder!
Situated along Peru’s Pacific coast, Lima, with a population of over nine million, is the fifth largest city in South America, and the second largest desert capital in the world – after Cairo. Lima begins on the coast and rises to more than 5,000 feet (1500 m) above sea level, allowing for many stunning vantage points.
With a culture dating back millennia, the cityscape of Lima features modern skyscrapers and condominiums sitting side-by-side with beautiful, Spanish colonial mansions, and ancient temples. Today, the city is renowned for its world-class cuisine, trendy shops, and thriving nightlife, as well as fascinating museums and galleries.
Shrouded both in history, and fog that comes off of the Pacific, Lima is a thoroughly cosmopolitan, exciting, vibrant - and often chaotic - city, and one that will win over visitors hearts from the very first moment they lay eyes on it.
Founded in 1535 by the Spanish, Lima is a city full of history. Eventually becoming the capital of all the Spanish new-world colonies,
the city is home to a number of stunning colonial buildings, in addition to several enchanting pre-Colombian ruins.
A guided tour through downtown Lima is your opportunity to experience some of these wondrous sites and to learn more about the history of this magical city! Under the supervision of an expert guide, you will have the chance to visit some of the highlights of Lima’s colonial past: the main square (Plaza de Armas), Lima Cathedral, the Government Palace, amongst other, as well as some of the city’s stunning ancient ruins, including the imposing Huaca Pucllana pyramid, which dates back over 1500 years!
Lunch will be at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant, after which you'll enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Located in the Miraflores area of Lima, and known throughout the city for its fantastic Peruvian cuisine, it is not only the food that draws guests to Huaca Pucllana but also its amazing views.
Gamarra is located in "La Victoria" one of the smallest districts of Lima that stands the largest shopping center in the American continent,
characterized for all the street vendors, food and the huge clothing industry and also the Witch Market that makes Gamarra a very bizarre and
We will walk around the commercial city of Gamarra which is located very close to the first "Pueblos Jóvenes" (Shanty Towns) to do some shopping of clothes for the next days in Peru.
Also, there is the chance to see a market specialized in alternative medicine that is becoming part of the popular culture and also local products used by Shamans in order to make ancestral rituals.
This tour is unique, super interesting and a splendid sight to see if you enjoy lots of action and vibrant streets filled with activity! We guarantee a day you will never forget.
Today enjoy a day lesson with local experts from the Amaru communal project located in the heights of the Sacred Valley whom after a warm
welcome will teach you their traditional way of life through the Agriculture and local rituals to the mother earth. Be ready to use the
Chakitaklla that is a local tool used to plant. Traditional lunch.
After lunch, may be ready for a master class about Andean textiles because locals will walk us through the weaving process from the shear until the interpretation of iconographic design. Return to the hotel.
Located in the picturesque neighborhood of San Blas, the historic quarter of Cusco, featuring colonial houses and steep, narrow streets, Pachapapa serves quite possibly the finest Peruvian cuisine in the city.
Based on a traditional Peruvian open-air quinta, Pachapapa features wooden picnic tables scattered across a beautiful, yet quaint, courtyard – perfect for an atmospheric lunch or dinner. For those colder nights, the restaurant also features three warm, inviting dining rooms.
Pachapapa’s menu features a variety of delicious traditional Peruvian dishes from across the country, including adobo de chancho, a tangy pork stew, and anticuchas de alpaca – skewers of spiced alpaca. For truly authentic experience, try the delicious cuy – roasted guinea pig – which must be ordered 24 hours in advance.
The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.
Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture
amazing pictures and feel connected with the landscape of Peru.
This service offer different departing times to visit Machupicchu during the day. According the number of people travelling we could privately chart different wagons up to 200 pax.
Lunch will be at Toto's, a buffet lunch, pizza, grill, and traditional Peruvian cuisine restaurant. Set across 2 floors and with a capacity to seat 400 people, Toto’s House is the largest restaurant in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). Located in the heart of Aguas Calientes, the restaurant is easy to find located facing the main shuttle bus stop.
The restaurant also features a large central grill and a large traditional adobe pizza oven. While you are having lunch you will enjoy the view of the Vilcabamba River.
San Pedro local market that is located right in the middle of the Cusco town is considered the earliest markets to open in town at the beginning
of the XVIII century. This unique market is visited for locals especially on weekends looking for fresh products brought from farmlands to the city.
Having said that, today is the day when you will interact with local people at the market on your own trying to get the needed ingredients for making a traditional lunch only with the help of a small key Spanish words book and soles ( local currency), so be ready to practice your Spanish skills and negotiate with sellers because after an hour you will be transferred to an opened kitchen where with some chefs assistance you will prepare the Pachamanca that is a traditional Peruvian dish based on the baking with the aid of hot stones of the lamb, mutton, pork, chicken marinated in spices. Also including potatoes, green lima beans or "habas", sweet potato, occasionally cassava or yuca.
Dinner will be at Kion Restaurant, an upmarket and elegant dining option in Cusco, Kion offers without a doubt the finest Peruvian-Chinese fusion cuisine in the city. One of the hottest trends in Peruvian cuisine, the number of Chifas – Peruvian-Chinese restaurants - in the country has exploded in recent years.
Kion serves up this delectable fusion cuisine to an ever-growing clientele of satisfied locals and tourists, making it a must-visit when in Cusco. Unique and delicious dishes such as Kao Choi Yu, mini rice-dough empanadas stuffed with trout and langoustine, duck, and Lomo Saltado - beef cooked in an oyster, hoisin, and ginger sauce, served with traditional Chinese pancakes – are certain to be a hit, and leave guests with a lasting culinary memory of Peru’s dynamic foods!
This is a full day transfer from Cusco city to Puno where the Titicaca lake is located. This journey will go through the andean highlands unitl you get the Collao Plateau. Among the day we you will have few stops for guided visits.The first stop will be at Adahuaylillas church that is considered the Sistine Chapel in American for all the mural paitings made for locals during the colonization period. Then you will stop at Raqchi that is an archaeological complex located near of the border of Cusco and Puno Department. After Lunch near at La Raya Pass you will be able to stop at Pukara that is a rural community , famous for the Toritos de Pukara that is a representation of bull made of clay.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Puno Port to board the motor boat that will take you over the main attractions of the Lake, on the way you will be able to enjoy great views of the highest navigable lake in the world.
The first stop will be in the floating islands of Uros. These group of Islands are made from totora rushes, as are the houses of the local villagers and their boats.
Then, get to know Taquile Island and learn about the lifestyle of the local community, daily activities such as weaving. Enjoy a typical lunch with an amazing view.
Sillustani is a pre- Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo located 35 kilometers from Puno. The tombs, which are built above ground
in tower-like structures called chullpas, are the vestiges of the Colla people, Aymara who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century.
The structures housed the remains of complete family groups, although they were probably limited to nobility.
The "Inca Manco Cápac" Airport is located in Juliaca city an hour away from Puno. Considering your flight departing time you will be picked up from your hotel. Have a safe flight!
Upon your arrival at Lima Airport, our local staff will assist you to check in for your flight back home.
Casa Andina Private Collection Lima
Av. la Paz 46 Miraflores
Casa Andina Private Collection Lima
Av. la Paz 46 Miraflores
- Arequipa, Cusco, Iquitos, Lima, Macchu Picchu, Paracas, Piura, Puerto Maldonado, Puno, Urubamba
Anna Bazan-Munguia joined the People to People International team in 2016 and serves as their Director of Travel and Business Development. Originally a Texas native, Anna relocated to the Kansas City area six years ago. Since her move to Kansas City she has stayed quite involved in the community. Anna is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, served on their diversity task force, volunteered with their BIG Impact Group, and a BBBS Most Wanted Auction alumnus. She is also a member of Young Latino Professionals and served as their Vice President of Membership. For the past three years she was the co-chair of her Texas A&M University-Kansas City chapter club. Anna also volunteers with DIFFA, Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation, is a mentor with The University of Missouri Kansas City’s Avanzando program, and is an alumnus for Woman of the Year with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Anna loves to travel and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She looks forward to traveling with this upcoming delegation!
Purchase your roundtrip airfare on your preferred airline carrier departing Monday, September 2 on an afternoon flight and arriving to Lima, Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) on an evening flight.
For your return flight we ask that you please book your flight to depart Lima, Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) on Wednesday, September 11 on a redeye flight to your destination city.
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