Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel in Lima.
Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel
Unwind while your Adventure Guides check you into your fine hotel in the Miraflores section of Lima. If your flight arrives early, take some time on your own to explore the diverse shops and restaurants in this vibrant neighborhood or enjoy the pool or spa* at the hotel. Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions.
*Additional charges apply
After a flight, travel to Cusco (elevation 11,200 feet or 3,413 meters above sea level). Next, journey to the Sacred Valley (8,000 to 9,200 feet or 2,438 to 2,804 meters above sea level). A motor coach then takes you to the Center for Traditional Textiles (12,500 feet or 3,810 meters above sea level) for a delicious lunch of traditional Peruvian foods.
Center for Traditional Textiles
This important center preserves the age-old customs of local Andean communities. Master weavers demonstrate their intricate art, as well as how to spin and dye alpaca wool. You may purchase fine textiles woven in the distinct patterns of different villages at the center's friendly shop.
The Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa
This peaceful hotel nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley is surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful Andean mountains. Relax in your comfortable bungalow or enjoy some time on your own in the hotel's pool or fully equipped spa.* If you feel more energetic, the Sol y Luna offers horseback riding, biking and paragliding,* which you may choose to do independently.
In the evening, you and your fellow travelers celebrate the beginning of your adventure with a traditional Andean feast known as Pachamanca. Learn the history behind this event, then watch Teatro Sol y Luna perform the dances and stories of the Incas.
*Additional charges apply. Horseback riding and other activities have limited availability. They are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and must be booked directly with the hotel.
Enjoy the view and hold onto your hat as you raft down the Urubamba River (Class I - Class II rapids). The experienced guides explain the fascinating cultural and natural history as you glide along this scenic route.
Ollantaytambo Buffet Lunch at Casa Huacatay
Following a hearty buffet lunch explore this quaint town's narrow cobblestone streets and the amazing Inca ruins on the hill above. The hike up the ancient steps is taken at a leisurely pace, enabling you to observe the dramatic surroundings and impressive architecture while minimizing the possible fatigue due to the altitude. (Elevation is 9,160 feet or 2,791 meters above sea level.)
Junior Adventurer's Dinner
Later at the hotel, Junior Adventurers can enjoy their own special dinner and Disney Movie Night. Adults may join them or enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Start the day in the ruins of Moray and learn about its unique circular terraces and the history of agriculture in the region. You have the option of hiking down into the ruin by taking the ancient Incan path, experiencing its history on its steep and uneven stairs. (Elevation 11,106 feet or 3,385 meters above sea level.)
Salt Pans of Maras
Tour the fascinating salt pan terraces where local families have been mining salt for over 500 years. If you choose, you can view more of the salt pans by hiking with an Adventure Guide downhill on a dirt trail into the Sacred Valley.
Lunch at Sol y Luna
After a ride on the motor coach back to Sol y Luna Hotel for a private picnic lunch in the delightful gardens.
Taste of Peru and Pizza Making
Begin the evening with a Pisco Sour tasting for adults and local fruit juices for Junior Adventurers. Then learn how to carve fruits and vegetables. Afterwards, watch a demonstration of Peruvian cooking and taste some of the delicious local specialties. End the culinary evening by preparing your own pizza, rolling the dough, adding your favorite toppings and then eating your savory creation!
Enjoy the memorable and scenic train journey to Aguas Calientes, where you board a coach to Machu Picchu—"the lost city of the Incas" and one of the Seven New Wonders of the World.
As your private motor coach climbs to the site of Machu Picchu, anticipate the extraordinary sight of these magnificent structures surrounded by green peaks glazed by a soft mist. (Elevation is 8,000 feet or 2,438 meters above sea level.) You may even see llamas peacefully grazing among the terraces. Spend the afternoon with a local expert exploring the fascinating ruins and stunning views on your own. Remember that this amazing hike is at a high altitude and requires climbing and descending steep, uneven stairs. Take time to sit and marvel at the wonders around you.
Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge
Join your fellow Adventurers for lunch at the eco-friendly Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located next to the ancient Incan site. After lunch, continue exploring the endless wonders of Machu Picchu.
Dinner at Sol y Luna
After a ride on the motor coach back to Sol y Luna Hotel, enjoy a leisurely dinner and share tales from the day with your fellow Adventurers.
On the way to Cusco, stop at lively Pisac Market where you can shop for local crafts, silver jewelry and alpaca sweaters. Practice your bartering skills or simply enjoy browsing at the colorful stalls.
Awana Kancha Camelids Center
In the Camelids Center (elevation 9,160 feet. or 597.4 meters above sea level), get up close and personal with llamas, alpacas and even the rare and precious vicuña. See how the soft wool from these South American "camels" is used to make beautiful woven textiles.
Lunch at Sara Café Bistro
Enjoy delicious pizzas and pastas at Sara Café Bistro, a modern Peruvian restaurant.
Arrive at Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
Take in the mix of traditional character and modern-day comforts in this authentic 18th-century colonial manor house converted into a luxury hotel and located just 3 blocks from the Cusco's Plaza de Armas.
Explore Cusco on Foot
Discover historic Cusco with a local expert. (Elevation is 11,200 feet or 3,413 meters above sea level.) View the charming Spanish buildings and the amazing stone foundations of the original Inca city. Afterwards, stroll through the cobblestone streets of this colonial jewel and discover more treasures on your own. Again, pace yourself for the high altitude and occasional steep streets. The town is filled with wonderful places to rest.
Dinner On Your Own
Venture into beautiful Cusco for dinner on your own in this lively traveler's destination.
Just outside Cusco is the imposing Inca fortress Sacsayhuaman, where 200-ton stones were moved miles with no modern machinery. Wander through the ruins and tunnels and take photos of the panoramic views. A local expert is there to explain the history and answer your questions. Afterward, you may choose to join an Adventure Guide for a downhill walk back to town.
Lunch on Your Own and Afternoon Activities
Spend your final afternoon on your own in Cusco discovering its many charms. Your Adventure Guides can suggest where you can enjoy a family lunch.
Dinner at Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco
Savor local flavors at Casa Andina's gourmet restaurant, which features fresh produce from Sacred Valley as well as Andean specialties. You can also enjoy evening drinks on the terrace of the colonial-style bar.
Following a short flight to Lima, enjoy a special farewell lunch with your fellow travelers at Casa Aliaga. This magnificent 16th-century colonial mansion is the longest continually inhabited family home in Peru. Pay attention, though, because the mansion is rumored to be haunted! Cap off your exciting week with a splendid meal and musical entertainment.
Afternoon in Lima
Following lunch, you check back into the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel located in the trendy Lima neighborhood of Miraflores. Spend a relaxing afternoon in Lima on your own. Your Adventure Guides will be happy to make arrangements for you should you choose to independently explore the sites of this coastal capital.
Enjoy a last breakfast in Peru with your fellow travelers.
Transfer to the Airport
Relax as your Adventure Guides handle your luggage and arrange for transportation to the Lima airport.