World Heritage Sites of Peru & Ecuador

12 Days Lima to Quito. 

Highlights Include: Lima, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, & Quito. 

Visit the following UNESCO World Heritage Sites:

  • Historic Center of Lima
  • City of Cuzco
  • Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • City of Quito

IMPORTANT: This private group tour includes walking tours. To enjoy this tour, your clients should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surface.

World Heritage Sites of Peru & Ecuador

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LIMA: Welcome to Peru! After collecting your bags, you will meet with your tour manager. Shortly afterwards, you will depart and make your way to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure. 

DAY 2 LIMA: After breakfast, depart on a city tour of Lima. Visit the Larco Museum. This unique museum contains a large collection of pottery from Inca and pre-Inca civilizations as well as erotic art pieces. Afterwards, visit the Basílica y Convento de San Francisco, the Spanish name for Saint Francis Monastery. The church and convent are part of the Historic Center of Lima, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991. Continue your city tour of Lima and enjoy some free time in the Main Square area. This evening enjoy dinner in Lima. (B/D)

DAY 3 LIMA / CUSCO: This morning, board a flight to Cusco. On arrival, make your way to visit the Chinchero community in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Chinchero features an Incan archaeological site, a colonial church, and living Incan culture and traditions.  On Sundays a colorful and lively market fascinates people with its variety of handicrafts and textiles made in true pre-Columbian style. Transfer to “El Mirador de Racchi” for a splendid view of the Sacred Valley. Then, enjoy lunch before continuing to your hotel. Overnight Sacred Valley area. (B, L)

DAY 4 SACRED VALLEY: The Scared Valley of Peru. The Inca loved this valley which was cut by the Urubamba River and offered fertile soil that allowed the rising empire to feed its people. This reverence led to the name Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, a massive Inca fortress with large stone terraces on a hillside. Major sites within the complex include the huge Sun Temple and the Princess Baths fountain. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in a typical local restaurant. Enjoy some free time. One of its best-preserved areas, known as Hanan Huacaypata lies north of the main square and contains 15 estates built with elegantly crafted stone walls. Overnight Sacred Valley area. (B/L)

DAY 5 MACHU PICCHU: This morning you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo train station. Our adventure starts on a train ride to the city of Aguas Calientes, then it’s on to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu archaeological site.  Nestled high in the slopes of the Andes, the ruins of Machu Picchu continue to reveal the mysteries of the Inca Empire. Enjoy your guided tour of the ruins. Afterwards, transfer to Aguas Calientes for overnight. (B)

DAY 6 AGUAS CALIENTES / CUSCO:  Enjoy your morning at leisure in Aguas Calientes before departing by train to Ollantaytambo station for your train to Cusco. On arrival in Cusco, transfer to your hotel for overnight. (B)

DAY 7 CUSCO: After breakfast, depart on a half day city tour of Cusco. Explore the center of the Inca Empire, the Plaza de Armas and see the cathedral built on the ruins of the ancient Inca Palace. Visit the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings. Proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a ruins site located approximately 3 km above Cusco that boasts fabulous views over the city. Afterwards, your afternoon is at leisure in Cusco. (B)

DAY 8 CUSCO / LIMA: After breakfast, transfer to the airport and board your flight for Lima. On arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel and shortly afterwards depart on a Gastronomic tour through Lima visiting well known markets and tasting classical Peruvian dishes. (B/D)

DAY 9 LIMA / QUITO, ECUADOR: After breakfast, depart for the airport and your flight to Quito, Ecuador. Quito, Ecuador’s capital, sits high in the Andean foothills. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles. Enjoy dinner in your hotel. (B/D)

DAY 10 QUITO: After breakfast, depart on a full-day tour of the city beginning in the historic district, or “Old Town” where you will see the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral, and the Monument dedicated to the heroes of 1809 who fought for independence from Spain. On the way to San Francisco Square, visit the Jesuit church of La Compañia, before heading to the Equatorial Line Monument called the “Middle of the World” where you can stand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously. Your evening is free. (B)

DAY 11 QUITO: After breakfast, enjoy a full day at leisure in Quito. You might like to visit the Otavalo market. Located in a small, unassuming mountain town outside of Quito, Otavalo is known around the world as the home of the largest market in South America. (B)

DAY 12 QUITO / USA: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)

IMPORTANT: This private group tour includes walking tours. To enjoy this tour, your clients should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surface.

Customize to Suit

The above suggested itinerary can be customized to suit; more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests.  You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Please call 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.

Inclusions

  • 11 nights 4-Star hotels
  • Breakfast daily, except day of arrival
  • 2 lunches
  • 3, three course Dinners
  • Professional Tour Manager throughout
  • Private, luxury, air-conditioned transport for transfers and local sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary 
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • 24-hour local customer service while traveling in South America

Private Departures

Please Call 1-855-220-6450 for Group Rates on this Custom Group Journey

This suggested itinerary can be customized to suit; more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your clients’ interests.  You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you. Please call 1-855-220-6450, or simply complete the group request form, and we’ll get back to you with your proposal.

Group Discounts

On custom journeys, discounts vary depending on group requirements. Typically, travel with a group of 20 and the 21st traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land portion of the vacation price. A second traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land on a group of 40 paying passengers.

*Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.

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