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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA | Machu Picchu, Lima, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco | 9 Days / 8 Nights

Peru

A grand water fountain in a plaza near a cathedral A family views Machu Picchu from a nearby mountaintop A Peruvian weaver teaches a mom and son to use a loom 3 tourists raft down a river Tourists view the ruins of Moray Hand-woven textiles and crafts line the stalls at Pisac Market
A grand water fountain in a plaza near a cathedral
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Discover the fountain in Cusco's "Plaza de Armas" featuring a statue of an Inca pointing at a hill.
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Explore the ruins of the ancient Inca civilization to get a firsthand glimpse of their art, celebrations and traditions. See the glorious Machu Picchu, and be surrounded by natural beauty throughout a vibrant, festive Peru vacation.

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Cusco

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodations: Palacio del Inka Hotel Cusco – Luxury Collection

A llama stands in front of Incan ruins

Breakfast at the Hotel

Wake up to a delightful breakfast before beginning your trip to Cusco.

Pisac Market

On the way to Cusco, stop at the lively Pisac Market where you can shop for local crafts, silver jewelry and alpaca sweaters. Practice your bartering skills or simply enjoy browsing through the colorful stalls. This is a terrific opportunity to purchase a gift for the White Elephant gift swap coming up tomorrow!

Awana Kancha Camelids Center

Along the way, visit the Awana Kancha Camelids Center with an elevation of 9,160 feet (597.4 meters) and 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 a Local Peruvian Restaurant

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a favorite neighborhood Peruvian restaurant in Cusco.

Explore Cusco on Foot

Discover this charming town with an elevation of 11,200 feet (3,413 meters) as we walk to the hotel. Take in the beauty of the carved Incan walls that often served as the foundations for Cusco's Spanish colonial buildings and squares such as Plaza de Armas. After you check into the hotel, stroll through the cobblestone streets of this colonial jewel and discover more treasures on your own.

Arrive at Palacio del Inka Hotel Cusco – Luxury Collection

Built in the cradle of the Incan Empire, this hotel was once a palatial, 16th-century estate and the summer home of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, who conquered the Inca people and eventually all of Peru. It's surrounded by extraordinary historical sites that you'll soon encounter.

Dinner On Your Own

Enjoy dining in Cusco, where you can choose from a wide variety of restaurants offering traditional as well as international cuisine. Ask your Adventure Guide for dining recommendations.