Taste Of Peru Perfect 8-Day Tour to Peru Family Trip Itinerary

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8-Day Tour to Peru!

Discover the wonders of Machu Picchu in a Perfect 8-Day Tour to Peru!! Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures and breathtaking landscapes of Lima, Cusco City, Sacred Valley, and Maras Moray. This Machu Picchu Package offers the flexibility to extend your adventure to other incredible destinations like the Amazon jungle or the enigmatic Nazca Lines.

Don’t forget to take some time to relax and indulge in Peru’s famous drinks. Such as Pisco Sour and Andean Mojitos. And for food lovers, Lima boasts renowned restaurants like Central, ready to satisfy your taste buds. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Peru!

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Machu Picchu Tour Package
8 Days Machu Picchu Tours

Contact Us to Create a Perfect 8-day Tour to Peru

If our Machu Picchu tour intrigues you and you’re considering booking, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Please be aware that the National Parks authorities regulate visitor numbers to Machu Picchu. With only 2,500 daily permits available, this includes guides.

To ensure optimal availability. Especially during the peak season (June, July, and August). We recommend securing your Machu Picchu permit at least 2 months in advance. In addition, if you’re planning to visit during the off-peak months. We advise securing your Machu Picchu entrance and Huaynapicchu ticket at least three months ahead.

Your train ticket should also be booked at least three months in advance. We look forward to helping you prepare for an unforgettable adventure in Peru.

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Fly To Cusco and check in at your hotel

Upon confirmation of your booking. Tour Leaders Peru will arrange a private transfer to escort you from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Once you’ve landed at Cusco airport, a representative from Tour Leaders Peru will be there to greet you and guide you on the journey to the historic center of the city.

Your arrival at the hotel will be around mid-day, giving you the rest of the day to relax and explore at your leisure. Given that Cusco is situated at an elevation of 11,300 feet, it’s advisable to take things slowly on your first day to acclimate to the altitude.

However, this is an ideal opportunity to take a stroll around the main square. Visit its numerous coffee shops and stores, or perhaps explore a local museum. Cusco also boasts an array of casual and fine dining options, ready to satisfy any culinary curiosity.

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Cusco Hotels Peru
Cusco Hotels Peru

City Tour Half-Day

Start your morning at your own pace, with plenty of options to explore some of Cusco’s hidden gems. Discover the vibrant San Pedro Market, and the artsy neighborhood of San Blas, or immerse yourself in the fascinating exhibits of Cusco’s outstanding museums.

In the afternoon, join our knowledgeable guide on a journey to some of the world’s most remarkable archaeological sites. Marvel at the majestic Cusco Cathedral, experience the sacred atmosphere of the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, and be in awe of the grandeur of the Sacsayhuaman fortress. As the day winds down, you’ll return to your comfortable Cusco hotel.

Take advantage of your evening to savor the delectable local cuisine, immerse yourself in the captivating music, and soak in the enchanting charm of Cusco after dark.

Cusco City Tour
Cusco City Tour Half-Day

Sacred Valley Tour with connection to Machu Picchu Pueblo

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the enchanting Peruvian countryside with a full-day tour of the awe-inspiring Sacred Valley. Discover the magnificent royal estates of the Incan emperors as you explore this magical region.

Your journey begins in the vibrant town of Pisac. Renowned for its bustling indigenous market and breathtaking Incan ruins nestled on the hillside overlooking the city. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and soak in the rich history and culture that surrounds you.

Afterward, indulge in a delectable lunch (not included) at a charming buffet restaurant near the town of Urubamba. Delight your taste buds with a variety of mouthwatering Peruvian and international dishes. Fueling yourself for the rest of your adventure.

Next, prepare to be awe-struck by the spectacular fortress of Ollantaytambo. These majestic Incan ruins, once part of the royal estate of the revered Incan emperor Pachacuti, are sure to leave you in awe. Immerse yourself in ancient history and marvel at the architectural wonders that stand before you.

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As the afternoon unfolds, you will board a train to Aguas Calientes, departing around 3 pm. Indulge in the scenic views and let the anticipation build as you draw closer to your next chapter of exploration.

Alternatively, if you’ve chosen to stay in a comfortable hotel in the Sacred Valley. Take your time to discover the charms of the traditional Incan town of Ollantaytambo at your leisure. Immerse yourself in the local culture, explore hidden gems, and create unforgettable memories.

Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime as you delve into the wonders of the Sacred Valley.

sacred valley cusco
Sacred Valley Tour Full Day

Machu Picchu – Return Train To Cusco

Today we strongly recommend you wake up early in the morning for many reasons. We want you to avoid long lines at the bus station so you can catch one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. It will truly be a beautiful and spectacular view. After two hours of a guided tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the site on your own.

If you have purchased the optional entrance to either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain your tour leader will drop you off at the entrance while you go and explore on your own. You’ll be informe by what time to return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and then board the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy, depending on your schedule.

Your Tour Leader is going to make sure about your transportation, We will be waiting for you at the site of the Peru rail train Station take you back to Cusco, and drop you off at your respective hotel.

Optional:

If you would like to spend more time at Machu Picchu, this package can be customized to include an overnight stay in Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, allowing for a second visit to the ruins — with an optional hike to Huayna Picchu — on the following day. Please let your Travel Advisor know if you’d like to add this to your itinerary.

Machu PicchuPeru
Machu Picchu Cusco Peru

Maras, Moray and Chinchero Private Day Trip from Cusco

Itinerary

To start the Maras Moray & Chinchero Tour we will pick you up from your hotel around 8 AM and head to Moray. The drive is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and is absolutely beautiful. You will drive through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, through lush yellow fields of wheat, past some villages.

Moray Terraces

Finally, you will arrive at the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops.

Moray
Moray Terraces Sacred Valley Peru

Maras Salt Mines

When you are done exploring Moray you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which is about 2 miles away. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that is thought to date back to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt pools all carved into the mountainside, being filled daily by a little stream of water.

Maras Moray Tour Half Day
Maras Moray Tour Half Day

Chinchero

The last place to visit will be Chinchero. Here we can admire the well-preserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. We will also visit the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery.

Moving on we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles; throughout the afternoon we will become acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times.

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Chincheros Cusco
Chinchero Traditional Inca Town

Rest In The Morning Afternoon Flight To Lima

Breakfast at your hotel

Depending on the timing of your domestic flight, you may have the opportunity to enjoy a delightful lunch in Cusco. Please note that dinner in Lima is not included in this package. bust we have many options to suggest to you or find out on your own.

After a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your transfer to the airport for your journey back home.

Alternatively, if you’re up for more adventure, why not extend your thrilling Peru vacation? Choose from our exciting selection of additional Cusco Day Tours or explore our wide range of Peru travel destinations to continue discovering the wonders of this remarkable country!

Lima Peru Travel Guide
Lima Peru Travel Guide

Suggested activities In Lima Peru

Explore the historic center of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating Spanish architecture. Start with a scenic tour of the colonial downtown, which emanates from the main square. Stroll over to the 16th-century Cathedral, which took 80 years to construct and was built in the grandiose style of the Spanish Empire.

Visit the Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains, in 1535. This is the only house from that era that still belongs to the same family.

Stroll around the Pueblo Libre district to the privately owned Larco Museum of pre-Columbian art, housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built over a 7th-century pre-Columbian pyramid. The museum boasts a vast pre-colonial collection of gold and silver artifacts.

In the evening, head to the eclectic “Love Park” in the upscale coastal district of Miraflores, where you can admire a huge kissing statue and beautiful mosaic walls. The park is built on the cliffs of Chorrillos and is a perfect place to enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Pacific.

Enjoy a nightcap at an open-air cafe or restaurant in the diverse Miraflores neighborhood.

Return Flight Home

After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the Lima Airport Hotel, it’s time to bid farewell to the enchanting land of Peru. Packed with memories of breathtaking landscapes, ancient ruins, and vibrant cultures, you will undoubtedly recommend this gorgeous country to your family and friends.

Whether they choose to explore Peru with our travel company or another, an unforgettable journey is guaranteed. We appreciate your visit to this magnificent country and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Buen Viaje! Safe travels!

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