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Peru – The Glorious Land of Machu Picchu

Price ₹204000 8 Nights / 9 Days
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Peru – The Glorious Land of Machu Picchu

₹204000 per person

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon River. Peru has a population of over 32 million, and its capital and largest city is Lima. At 1,285,216 square kilometers (496,225 square miles), Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America.

Because of its varied geography and climate, Peru has a high biodiversity with 21,462 species of plants and animals reported as of 2003, 5,855 of them endemic, and is one of the megadiverse countries.

Peruvian culture is primarily rooted in Iberian and Andean traditions, though it has also been influenced by various European, Asian, and African ethnic groups. Peruvian artistic traditions date back to the elaborate pottery, textiles, jewelry, and sculpture of Pre-Inca cultures. The Incas maintained these crafts and made architectural achievements including the construction of Machu Picchu. Baroque dominated colonial art, though modified by Native traditions.

During this period, most art focused on religious subjects; the numerous churches of the era and the paintings of the Cusco School are representative. Arts stagnated after independence until the emergence of Indigenous in the early 20th century. Since the 1950s, Peruvian art has been eclectic and shaped by both foreign and local art currents.

Peruvian art has its origin in the Andean civilizations. These civilizations arose in the territory of modern Peru before the arrival of the Spanish. Peruvian art incorporated European elements after the Spanish conquest and continued to evolve throughout the centuries up to the modern day.

Peruvian cuisine reflects local practices and ingredients – including influences from the Indigenous population including the Inca and cuisines brought in with colonizers and immigrants. Without the familiar ingredients from their home countries, immigrants modified their traditional cuisines by using ingredients available in Peru. The four traditional staples of Peruvian cuisine are corn, potatoes and other tubers, Amaranthaceaes (quinoa, kañiwa and kiwicha) and legumes (beans and lupins). Staples brought by the Spanish include rice, wheat, and meats (beef, pork, and chicken). Many traditional foods – such as quinoa, kiwicha, chili peppers, and several roots and tubers have increased in popularity in recent decades, reflecting a revival of interest in Native Peruvian foods and culinary techniques. It is also common to see traditional cuisines being served with a modern flair in towns like Cusco, where tourists come to visit. Chef Gaston Acurio has become well known for raising awareness of local ingredients.

Peruvian literature is rooted in the oral traditions of pre-Columbian civilizations. Spaniards introduced writing in the 16th century; colonial literary expression included chronicles and religious literature. After independence, Costumbrism and Romanticism became the most common literary genres, as exemplified in the works of Ricardo Palma. The early 20th century’s Indigenismo movement was led by such writers as Ciro Alegría and José María Arguedas. César Vallejo wrote modernist and often politically engaged verse. Modern Peruvian literature is recognized thanks to authors such as Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, a leading member of the Latin American Boom.


This “TVS Exclusive” tour is carefully crafted to suit the needs of explorers who wish to enjoy as much as possible. Itinerary covers Lima, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes and Cusco offering seemingly the best combination of the most scenic areas of Peru.


  • Tour Duration
    8 Nights / 9 Days
  • Best Season
    May to October
  • Cities Covered
    Lima, Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes, Cusco
  • Tour Category
    TVS Exclusive
Arrive at Lima the capital city. Complete the formalities at airport. Meet our representative & proceed to Hotel. Hotel Check in. The Peruvian capital is a modern metropolis full of history, currently undergoing an exciting process of cultural and economic changes. In the afternoon, visit the Magic Water Circuit of Lima, a modern fountain system (certified as the largest in the world by the Guinness World Records) built in La Exposicion Park. The fountain system attracts crowds during summer and winter, consolidating it as one of the new attractions of Lima. After the tour, you will go to a restaurant for a lively dinner and a folkloric show. At the end, return to your hotel. Overnight stay.
Breakfast at Hotel. In the morning, discover the richness of the coast of Lima on a walk through the Palomino Islands, just six miles from the shore. These islands are home to hundreds of animals, including birds and sea lions. After the tour, disembark at the dock and visit Callao Monumental–an urban art project that seeks to encourage cultural development as a way to integrate the community and improve the quality of life of the residents of the area, as well as the promotion of local artists. As a result of this initiative, the area has been recovered and the artists themselves participate by teaching their techniques to children and young people from nearby neighbourhoods, training new talents and giving them a future job opportunity. The route includes visits to art galleries and bohemian restaurants that have become a new fashionable attraction in the city. Finally, a transport will take you to your hotel to prepare you for your flight to Cusco the next day. Proceed back to hotel for overnight stay
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out from hotel. A vehicle will take you to the airport in Lima to take your flight to Cusco (Flight Ticket is not included in cost). Arrive at Cusco complete the formalities. Once in the Imperial City, you will be transfer you to your hotel in Sacred Valley. On the way, visit Awanakancha ('The palace of the cloth'), an exhibition of textiles and South American camelids, considered a living museum where they can see these animals closely, interact with them, learn about the techniques of working with wool and buy high quality knitted garments. Hotel check in & Overnight stay.
Breakfast at Hotel. Head to crossing the Sacred Valley, to the Moray archaeological site. As many Inca sites, its exact purpose remains a mystery, although its concentric circular terraces design suggests that each level had a different microclimate. Continue to Maras, where the salt lagoons create a stunning scene. The thousands of small ponds provide jobs and help feed many local families. In Inca times, the salt deposits were an important economic center of great value to the imperial economy. Finally, start your tour of the town of Ollantaytambo. Appreciate the Andean essence breathed in the place while walking among its streets -which still maintain Inca urban planning and are inhabited since then- and climb the iconic fortress, built next to the mountain. After the walk, enjoy a delicious lunch enlivened with a show of horses passing before returning to your hotel to rest full of the Inca spirit. Proceed for hotel check in Overnight stay at Hotel
Breakfast at the Hotel. Proceed for town of Huayllabamba. Spend a different day in a fun ride to the smal town of Huayllabamba in the Sacred Valley. On the way, you will see local people in their daily activities, like working on their farmland for different products. It also passes through the town of Urquillos, famous for the Inca terraces used for the sowing of corn and its colonial houses such as Pumacahua. Finish the route towards the Huayoccari farm where you can have lunch, but not before admiring the area known as Huycho. Proceed back to hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out from hotel. Proceed to the Ollanta Station to board the train to Aguas Calientes, the nearest town to Machu Picchu. Following a scenic journey through dramatic Andean landscapes, arrive at the station in Aguas Calientes. Here you board a coach for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The ‘Lost City of the Incas’ is believed to have been built in the 1450s by Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat, yet within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was spared the destruction they brought on other Inca sites. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. A guided tour explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel, presenting its most prominent landmarks such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial, and the Burial Grounds. Return to Aguas Calientes for and to enjoy the rest of the afternoon free. Then Check in at hotel and relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Check out from the hotel. Proceed to train station to board the train back to Ollanta station, where a vehicle will take you to your hotel in Cusco. After a well-deserved rest, transportation transfers you to the planetarium to live an unforgettable experience. You will participate in an introductory talk to better understand the connection of the Incas with the stars. Then you can observe the constellations projected on the dome and even use telescopes to explore the Cusco sky. This activity allows you to get in touch with the Andean worldview, learning from the relationship between the ancient inhabitants of the area and the universe. An opportunity for introspection while watching the infinite sky. At the end of the visit, you return to your hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Free time to relax. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour begins by visiting the Santo Domingo Convent that was built on the Inca temple of the Coricancha, one of the most important enclosures dedicated to the cult of the sun. The ancient chronicles say that its walls were covered with gold leaf and full of golden representations o nature. Then, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument of main square. Then head towards the Cusco hills where the fortress of Sacsayhuaman is located, whose imposing walls offer an impressive panoramic view of Cusco. In the afternoon, get sweet in a chocolate preparation workshop where you wil also learn about its origin and production processes. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel Check out in time. Proceed to Ivalo Airport for departure flight, travel back with best memories from the vacation.

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Value for Money

  • 2 Nights' Accommodation at Lima
  • 3 Nights' Accommodation at Sacred Valley
  • 1 Night Accommodation at Agua Calientes
  • 2 Nights' Accommodation at Cusco
  • Visit Magic Water Circuit of the Lima city 
  • Enjoy a Lively Dinner with Folkloric Show at Lima  
  • Boat Ride to scenic Palomino Islands 
  • Visit town of Ollanta Tambosights of Andes Mountains, Inca urban planning. 
  • Take Scenic Train Ride from Ollanta Station to Aguas Calientes Station (2 Hours) 
  • Visit Machu Picchu – Guided tour of the centuries old Lost City of the Incas 
  • Cusco Planetarium Visit - to understand the connection of the Incas with the stars.
  • Cusco City Tour - capital of the Inca Empire 
  • Cusco hills – for panoramic view of the entire city. Visit Sacsayhuaman Fortress
  • Chocolate preparation workshop – tour of the origin and production
  • Visit Callao Monumental – an art project with art galleries & bohemian restaurants. 
  • Visit Awanakancha ('The palace of the cloth') an exhibition of textiles at Cusco city!
  • Watch closely & interact with South American (animal) Camelids 
  • Visit Sacred Valley – Moray archaeological site, puzzling concentric circular terraces.
  • Visit the Maras, where the salt lagoons create a stunning – 1000’s of small ponds.
  • International & Domestic Airfare
  • VISA Fee
  • Medical Insurance
  • 5% GST
  • 5% TCS / 20% TCS based on Government Regulatory
  • Transportation wherever not mentioned.
  • Meals that are not included in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Any expenses of personal nature - Laundry & Telephone calls, Beverages, etc.
  • Tipping to Guides and Drivers
  • Porter Service at the airport and hotel
  • Anything not mentioned in above in Inclusions & itinerary.