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Few destinations have as much to offer visitors as Peru, an astonishingly varied country. Here you'll find panoramic mountain ranges, vast deserts, beautiful beaches and tropical jungle, not to mention fantastically rich history, archaeology, wildlife and enduring indigenous cultures. Ascend to Peru's top attraction, the awe-inspiring Inca city of Machu Picchu, perched atop a remote mountain northwest of Cusco. This World Heritage site, rediscovered in 1911, is arguably the most important archaeological site in South America, not to mention the most dramatically located.

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Peru - 7N/8D

DAYS 1 & 2 - Lima, Peru

Get acquainted with Peru’s capital city, its 2,000 years of history, colonial heritage and artistic traditions. Tour Lima’s historical city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its high concentration of colonial buildings. Visit the Larco Herrera Museum, housed in an 18th-century colonial mansion, it holds the most extensive collection of pre-Columbian art in Peru.(B)

DAYS 3 & 4 - Cuzco the Urubamba Valley

Visit one of the remarkable ruins of the Inca Empire, the cultural center of Sacsayhuamán. In San Blas, we’ll visit its beautiful colonial church. Then it’s on to the Santo Domingo Convent Monastery, once the Koricancha temple - the most important Inca temple dedicated to the worship of the sun. Travel to the Urubamba Valley, the “Sacred Valley of the Incas,” and continue to the Pisac handicraft market. At the Wayra Ranch, enjoy homemade empanadas. Later, visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo.(2B, L)

DAY 5 - Machu Picchu

In the morning, board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas,” which was discovered by American explorer, Hiram Bingham in 1911. Take a guided tour of the marvelous citadel - a trule awe-inspiring experience - and stay at the exclusive Sanctuary Lodge.(B, L, D)

DAY 6 - Machu Picchu Cuzco

Today we recommend rising early enough to witness the sunrise over the ruins, a spectacular sight. For hiking enthusiasts, the view from the peak of Huayna Picchu is well worth the trek. In the afternoon, return to Cuzco on the Hiram Bingham train and enjoy a silver service four-course dinner on board.(B, L)

DAYS 7 & 8 - Cuzco, Lima Depart for Home

Enjoy one more breakfast before being transferred to Lima for your flight home or on to your next destination.(B)

DAYS 7 & 8 - Cuzco, Lima Depart for Home

Enjoy one more breakfast in your hotel in Cuzco before being transferred to Lima for your flight home. We will provide assistance for your transfers and flights. (2B)