On this exclusive Peru Express Tour, you will enjoy memorable experiences as you explore the richest country in the whole world. Take our Peru Itinerary 8 Days and discover the wonders of Lima and the authentic treasures of the ancient Inca Empire. Lima, the City of Kings, is home to the oldest civilization of the Americas. During the Colonial period they built magnificent churches, monasteries, mansions and balconies here. Even before that in the pre-Inca period, Lima was a religious center where vast temples like Pachacamac and La Huaca Puccllana dominated the landscape. Larco Herrera Museum is the best museum in South America.
Take your vacation on our Tour Peru Express and explore fantastic destinations while you are coddled in luxury at the finest hotels. On our Peru Travel Express you will discover the magnificent Imperial capital of Cusco. Here you will experience the magical heritage of our ancestral civilization. Take an adventure to the mystical city of Cusco, wander through the colorful villages located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and embrace the mystery of the world-famous Sanctuary of Pachacuteq at Machu Picchu. Within the mountains surrounding Cusco lies a wealth of ancient Incan temples, Spanish colonial towns, and breathtaking Andean vistas.
You will get to know both Lima and Cusco on our 8 Days in Peru. There is no place in the world that compares with Machu Picchu when it comes to unique spiritual energy and absolutely majestic beauty. Travel aboard the Vistadome Machu Picchu Train to the historic Seventh Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu. Live the best experience of your life on your Tour Peru Express trip through this country of wonders, and explore the top tourist destinations in Peru. Come join us on our Peru Express Tour and live your dream.
Travel style: Geographical, historical, archeological and cultural.
Level of service: some tours are small group service tours and other tours are personalized private tours.
Accommodation: 4 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and pampered.
Lima: Casa Anidna Premium Hotel.
Sacred Valley of the Incas: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness.
Cusco: Costa del Sol Ramada by Wyndham.
Train Service: Vistadome by Perurail or Machu Picchu Train 360 by Inca Rail.
Private guided tours in:
Cusco City Tour: Cusco Cathedral, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman and Tambomachay.
Lima: City Tour fo Lima (Small group tour).
The Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and arrival in Cusco: Moray, Salineras, Chinchero and arrival in Cusco.
Machu Picchu Tour: The Historic Santuary of Machu Picchu.
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*Price in USD per Person.
At whatever time you arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport, we will be there to welcome you and to escort you to your hotel in the most exclusive neighborhood of Lima, Miraflores. There if you would like, you can explore this section of Lima at your leisure
If you are going to arrive in Lima very early in the morning or on the day before your tour begins, then you will need your hotel room to sleep in. We will be happy to arrange for you a night of pre-accommodation at the same hotel or at a different hotel if you would prefer.
Lima City Tour. Enjoy a complete tour of the beautiful town of Lima, which is also known as the City of Kings. You’ll see classic historical sights, colonial and Inca influenced architecture, residential neighborhoods, beautiful shrines and churches, and incredible panoramic seascapes. You’ll be able to view Lima through the eyes of a local guide and feel at home for the rest of your stay in Peru!
Departing from your hotel you’ll head to the Lima Historical Center. This used to be capital of the Peruvian viceroyalty. Next you’ll visit the Huaca Pucllana, which is an ancient Peruvian archeological site. La Huaca Pucllana was a sacred religious center long before the arrival of Spaniards
Then you will explore the main square (Plaza de Armas) where the Presidential and Municipal Palaces are located. Also on the Plaza de Armas is the famous Lima Cathedral which contains the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish Conqueror. Santo Domingo Convent and it’s expansive monastery will be your next stop. Other interesting locations visited on this Lima sightseeing tour include the Museum of Religious Art and the Historical Center. After the City Tour in Lima, you will return to your hotel in Miraflores.
In the afternoon after your City Tour you will be free to try out Peruvian Gastronomy at exellent restaurants, explore the Larcomar shopping center or, if you want, go to the beach
Today you will start your brand new adventure in Peru! In the morning, after a delicious breakfast, our team will pick you up and take you to the airport where you will catch your flight from Lima to Cusco. When you arrive in Cusco, we will be there to welcome you to the Imperial City and show you to our comfortable private van where our local guide will begin to explain to you the mysteries of the Andes.
From Lima you will fly over the great snow-capped peaks to the wonderfull town of Cusco that is located in the heart of the Andes. During your overland trip from this ancient Incan Capital to your hotel located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you can discover the magic and charm of this area. Incredible landscapes and the marvelous views of the Vilcanota Range await you. Finally, upon your arrival at your luxurious resort hotel in the Sacred Valley, you can check in and relax.
This will be one of the most special days of your journey through ancient Peru. In the morning you will eat a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Then our team will drive you to the Tambo del Inka train station in Urubamba where you will board the classic Vistadome train for your journey along the banks of the beautiful Urubamba River to the Seventh Wonder of the World. On the way you will enjoy the sight of the timeless villages, the sacred mountains, and a wide variety of plants and wild animals typical to this area. Along the route the Vistadome train will stop at a couple of places to pick up some more passengers, such as the Belmond Rio Sagrado Hotel and the Ollantaytambo Train Station.
When you arrive at Aguas Calientes we will take you to the bus stop where you will catch your bus to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. At Machu Picchu ruins you will have a 3-hour private guided tour accompanied by our expert local guide. After your guided tour there will be free time to explore on your own, and to take some fantastic photos. Later you will ride the bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will enjoy a delicious lunch at Cafe Inkaterra at Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. When you finish lunch you will catch your train to the Ollantaytambo train station or the Urubamba train station. From there our team you will drive you in our private van back to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. At your a hotel you can relax after an exciting day.
On the fifth day of your Peru Express Adventure you will enjoy a private guided tour of the unique Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting Moray, Salineras and Chinchero. Later in the afternoon you will arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Cusco.
The tour begins when we pick you up around 8:00 am at your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Moray is the first place that you will visit. This is an impressive Incan experimental center for agriculture where the Incas demonstrated their knowledge regarding the adaptation of plants. Here you will see a large complex of circular terraces which historians believe were used to study climatic conditions and to adapt different types of crops from all different places in their Empire, from the jungle to the high Andes. As you descend the terraces, the temperatures rise gradually little by little. Incan wise men had extraordinary knowledge concerning climates and microclimates. During the tour you might have the opportunity to see local farmers and herders working on their farms and cultivating their land.
After the tour in Moray you will return to Maras and stop for little while to see the beautiful houses with the coats-of-arms of Incan nobles inscribed on the lintels. Noble Cusqueños settled here after the Conquest. Next you will travel to the salt mines of Salineras which is a magnificent salt mining complex made up of 5000 small wells which were already producing salt during Inca times and continue producing up to the present.
Chinchero is where you can observe some of the best weavers of textiles in all of South America. Also, you will visit Chinchero’s archeological ruins and the colonial church. Finally you will arrive in the ancient capital of Cusco. Upon your arrival you can relax and walk around the pre-Columbian streets.
This will be a very memorable day on your journey around Peru. Today you will be absolutely free from any kind of schedule or itinerary. You can explore on your own the magical passageways of this, the oldest continually inhabited city in the Americas. If you prefer you could take one of our unique tours from Cusco to Rainbow Mountain or to Humantay Lake.
In the morning after breakfast you will explore Cusco on our City Tour. On this tour you will begin with the medieval Cathedral of Cusco on the Plaza de Armas. This iconic church contains more than 400 paintings from the Cusco School of Fine Arts, as well as an impressive collection of colonial art. Next you will visit the Incan Temple of the Sun, the Koricancha (the Santo Domingo Church and Convent). The walls of this temple were covered with sheets of pure gold during Incan times. Koricancha was the most sacred site in the whole Inca Empire (Tahuantinsuyo).
Next, you will leave the city and go up to the immense Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. At this magnificent destination you can see how Sacsayhuaman was built of gigantic blocks of cut stone. Some of these blocks weigh more than 100 tons. This is really one of the ancient world’s most amazing constructions. Even today this marvelous example of Incan engineering surprises travelers from all over the world. Visiting the historical site of Quenco will be your next activity. Discover here a carved limestone formation which is full of subterranean passages and decorated with mythical figures. Finally, you will explore the Bath of the Incas, Tambo Machay. Nearby you will find venders of handmade popular arts and crafts. Your entire adventure lasts about 6 hours.
Our team will drive you to Cusco’s Velazco Astete International Airport in time for you to check-in and catch your flight to Lima or your next destination. We hope that you will carry with you fond memories of fulfilled dreams and, above all, positive energy so you will be able to continue to explore the best that our world has to offer.
If you would like to continue exploring the richest country in the world, we have the absolutely best tours of Lima, Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines and the Amazon Jungle at theTambopata National Reserve.
Eight days of wonder and beauty is how I would describe this tour. It sure was an eye-opener. I never knew that the Andes were so steep, or that the building methods of the Incas were so intricate. Besides Machu Picchu I think that my favorite place was Ollantaytambo. It seems like the terraces are reaching up to the sky there. I would really like to thank the Travel 1 team. I did give them a pretty good tip, but they deserved every penny of it and more. They took the hassle out of navigating in a Spanish based culture. I always felt safe and comfortable.
We had a great time visiting all the Incan places. I especially liked the ruins above Pisac. Everything on this tour was very well organized. The Travel 1 Tours team was very knowledgeable about the history and the traditions of the inhabitants of the area. We always felt safe and well-taken-care- of. So I would highly recommend this package if you only have a short time to stay in Peru.