Peru Explorer

Member price from
$3,999
Nonmember price from $4,099
10 days
South America
1
AAA Vacations

Venture off-the-beaten path with our expert Andean guide Ana Maria and our small group of travelers. You’ll learn more about Peru’s many wonders and enjoy special opportunities for real cultural engagement.

Included
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Extensive, expertly-guided small group sightseeing every day including all entrance fees
  • 16 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 9 nights accommodation in our handpicked first class hotels
  • All on-tour transportation including both internal flights
  • Luggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges, and all airline fees and fuel charges for your 2 included flights
Member Benefits
  • Enjoy a complimentary extra night in Lima before your tour
  • $115 savings per person
Highlights
  • Retreat to the Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel in the shadow of Machu Picchu and return to the Lost City early the next morning. Or ascend Huayna Picchu for that iconic bird’s eye view
  • Immerse in the daily rhythms of Cuyuni and get to know the people, life and culture of this remote Andean village
  • Venture across the scenic high-mountain plains to Oropesa, a Colonial town celebrated for its authentic breadmaking traditions
  • From an Indian market and pioneering animal sanctuary to the studios of artists and weavers, you’ll return with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Peru’s modern spirit and enduring ways
Day 1 - Complimentary Pre-night courtesy of AAA Vacations
AAA Vacations Complimentary Inclusion - Enjoy a complimentary extra night in Lima before your tour.
Day 2 - Lima, Peru - Tour begins
Enjoy a day to relax or explore this city on your own. Meals: (B)
Day 3 - Discover Lima
From the vibrant seaside district of Miraflores to historic Plaza Mayor and famed Larco Herrera Museum, your guided exploration of Lima’s richly contrasting old and new facets is capped off in Barranco, where historic buildings are now home to thriving galleries. Enjoy a welcome dinner at Amaz, a signature Peruvian restaurant. Meals: (B, D)
Day 4 - Sacred Valley of the Inca
Fly to Cuzco and join Ana Maria, our Andean-born Trip Leader. Visit the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary in the Sacred Valley. At Awanacancha, see llamas & alpacas and learn about ancient weaving techniques. Explore Pisac’s colorful Indian market and check in to the Aranwa Sacred Valley Resort. Meals: (B, L)
Day 5 - Explore the Sacred Valley
Tour the spectacular hilltop fortress of Ollantaytambo with Ana Maria and stop by a chicheria to learn about chicha, an Andean beverage distilled from corn. Visit the studio of famed pottery artisans Pablo and Marilu Seminario and witness a Tribute to the Earth, performed by an Andean shaman. Meals: (B, L)
Day 6 - Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
A two-day visit to the Lost City of the Inca begins with a rail journey through the scenic Sacred Valley. Arrive Machu Picchu and explore the citadel as Ana Maria illuminates the history of the ancient Inca. Spend the night at the Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel, nestled in a cloud forest below Machu Picchu. Meals: (B, L, D)
Day 7 - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
We include your ticket so you can explore the Lost City again early this morning at your own pace. En route to Cuzco, stop in Chincheros, a mountain town known for its skilled weavers. Enjoy 3 nights in oxygenated rooms at the deluxe Aranwa Cuzco. Meals: (B, D)
Day 8 - Cuzco
Join Ana Maria and discover iconic landmarks like Sacsayhuaman and the Temple of the Sun. Mingle with residents at the San Pedro Market and visit Almudena Cemetery for insight into enduring Andean traditions. Meals: (B)
Day 9 - Off the beaten path to Cuyuni
Rarely visited by tourists, Oropesa is a fine Colonial town celebrated for its bread-making traditions. Take in the aroma and sample fresh Oropesa bread. Continue to the remote village of Cuyuni where you’ll mingle and stroll with residents. They’ll take you through their village and fields, teaching you about traditions and a way of life that has changed little over the centuries. Dine tonight in one of our favorite local restaurants. Meals: (B, L, D)
Day 10 - Cuzco - Lima - Tour ends
Fly to Lima for your onward journey. Meals: (B)
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05/18/1705/27/17
10 Days
$3,999.00
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$3,999.00
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$3,999.00
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$4,099.00
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$4,099.00
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$4,199.00
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$4,099.00
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$4,099.00
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$4,099.00
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$4,099.00
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$4,099.00
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$4,099.00
10/18/1810/27/18
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$4,099.00
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$4,099.00

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