Arrive today in Lima where you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel in the Miraflores quarter.
Spend the morning at leisure in the beautiful city of Lima. Dubbed the City of Kings; the capital of Peru is filled with many cultural and modern wonders for you to discover. Join your Travel Director at lunchtime for a grand tour of the private colonial manse of Dr. Diez Canseco where you will be presented with a Welcome Reception and Be My Guest home cooked meal made of Peruvian cuisine. Spend the afternoon on a guided tour of the city and see the Plaza San Martin, home of the Archbishops Palace and grand Cathedral. Delve deep into the depths of the haunting catacombs beneath the Church of San Francisco, and spend your evening as you wish.
Catch a flight to Cuzco and drive over to the Sacred Valley, a beautiful landscape filled with history and culture from ancient times. Visit Awana Kancha textile mill and see some of the local alpacas and llamas as well as watch artisan weavers craft some of the local specialities. Enjoy some lunch before browsing the wares and trinkets of the indigenous Pisac market, then moving on to a local chicheria to taste some of the corn beer that is so popular in the region.
Ride the vistadome train on a scenic journey up to Machu Picchu, a wondrous Inca ruin that once stood glorious, overlooking the Sacred Valley. Considered one of The New Seven Wonders of the World, this archaeological site houses a number of monumental highlights left behind from the age-old civilisation for you to discover.
Spend the morning at leisure, return to Machu Picchu to watch the sun rise over the horizon and bathe the valley below in golden light. Pay a visit to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo with its magnificent stone walls and Inca designs before returning to Cuzco.
Explore the ancient city of Cuzco, once the most significant city in all the Inca Empire due to its number of important temples, including Coricancha; so important, the very walls were once showered in gold in dedication to the Sun God, Inti. Walk the cobble stone streets of San Blas, and head over to Sacsayhuaman to see the towering ruins loom over the city up close. A special treat awaits as you meet with a local expert who will educate you on his findings of the Inca settlement he uncovered in the region.
Today you can participate on a tour of the aforementioned Temple of Coricancha before sampling the local cuisine at a restaurant for lunch. Fly over to Juliaca afterwards and transfer to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Join a local guide as you cross the calm waters of Lake Titicaca. Set foot onto the man-made floating islands of the Uros Indians who live a peaceful, traditional way of life. Head over to Taquile Island and meet the local villagers where you can learn more about the culture of the island and enjoy lunch before returning to Puno.
Fly back over to Lima and head south to the Paracas Peninsula. Take a look around the Regional Museum of Ica which houses examples of Paracas handicrafts and textiles and preserved ancient mummies, and finally arrive at your resort on the sands of the Paracas Beach.
Marvel at the stunning spectacle below as you fly over the mystical Nazca Lines, huge designs of animals carved into the ground only viewable from the air. After your trip, visit Bodega El Catador to sample some of the finest Pisco in the country, while the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Ride over to the Ballestas Islands, a group of uninhabited isles that house an abundance of aquatic wildlife and birds. View the Candelabra, a mysterious design carved into the earth, and keep an eye out for sea lion colonies, dolphins, penguins, and birds. Head back to the city of Lima afterwards, and enjoy an afternoon to evening visit of the Larco Museum where you can walk among the pre-Columbian art and relics while learning about ancient Peruvian life from the curator. Finally, join your travel companions for a festive Farewell Dinner in the museums garden.
Transfer to Lima airport for your return flight home.