Multi-Day Tour | Private

Northern Beaches/Cusco/Puerto Maldonado (15 days)

Metropolitan Touring - Peru

Lima, Peru To Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Valid for Departures Now Through: 29 Nov 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Lima, Peru
None None

Lima

Transfer Lima Airport / Hotel (private)

Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative and private driver and will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information for each city and a 24-hour emergency number.

Overnight in Lima

Day 2
Lima, Peru
Piura, Peru
None None

Lima / Northern Beaches

Transfer Hotel / Lima Airport (private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the Lima Airport to board your next flight. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Transfer Tumbes Airport / Mancora Hotel (private)

Upon arrival into Tumbes National Airport, you will be met by our representative and private driver and will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with the corresponding check-in procedures.

Overnight in Mancora

Day 3
Piura, Peru
None None

Northern Beaches

Day at leisure to relax at the hotel.

Overnight in Mancora

Day 4
Piura, Peru
None None

Northern Beaches

Day at leisure to relax at the hotel.

Overnight in Mancora

Day 5
Piura, Peru
None None

Northern Beaches

Day at leisure to relax at the hotel.

Overnight in Mancora

Day 6
Piura, Peru
Lima, Peru
None None

Northern Beaches / Lima

Transfer Mancora Hotel / Tumbes Airport (private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to Tumbes Airport to board your next flight. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Transfer Lima Airport / Hotel (private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Overnight in Lima

Day 7
Lima, Peru
None Snack

Lima

In the morning: Half day Lima City tour & Larco Museum (private)

Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". Visit Lima's Historical Center, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum as well as San Francisco Monastery and its famous underground crypts known as the Catacombs.

Continue your visit through the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a Ceremonial and Administrative Centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. Also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and El Parque del Amor, or Peruvian Love Park.

Your visit continues with a stop at the Larco Museum, for an excellent overview of Peru's ancient past as it holds the best private collection of pre-Columbian art in the country.

After the visit you will be driven to your hotel.

In the afternoon (pick up at 4:30pm): Half day Lima Gourmet Night Tour (Private)

As the sun falls down, you will be part of a trendy gourmet route that showcases the best of Peru's diversity with mouth-watering menus.

The tour includes a 4-stop city tour highlights Lima nightlife, Pisco Sour lesson at the top beachfront restaurant is also included as you try a variety of Amazonian appetizers at an award-winning restaurant specializing in dishes from the jungle. Make your own exotic ceviche from the Amazon, taste a cocktail made with fruit straight from the Amazon. You will have also the chance to enjoy a gourmet Peruvian dinner amid illuminated pre-Incan ruins at la Huaca Pucllana. As we continue, we will tour the colonial, bohemian Barranco district and taste an artisanal Peruvian Sorbet in Barranco.

Overnight in Lima

Day 8
Lima, Peru
Cusco, Peru
None None

Lima / Cusco

Transfer Hotel / Lima Airport (private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the Lima Airport to board your next flight. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Transfer Cusco Airport / Hotel (private)

Upon arrival into Cusco International Airport, you will be met by our representative and private driver and will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with the corresponding check-in procedures.

PM: At leisure

Afternoon at leisure to rest and adapt to the altitude to avoid altitude sickness.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 9
Cusco, Peru
None Dinner

Cusco

Half day Cusco City tour Panoramic & Sacsayhuaman

Enjoy a guided panoramic sightseeing tour of the city of Cusco, the Imperial City and archaeological capital of South America, where you will be able to admire the finest examples of Inca history and architecture. Visit the city's most important historical monuments that reveal the influence of different cultures: the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral dating from Spanish viceroyalty times, built with great slabs of red granite renaissance style in contrast with the baroque style silverwork of its interior and, the Santo Domingo church built upon the foundations of the Inca temple Koricancha, dedicated to worship the Sun God.

Continue to Cusco City’s main surrounding ruins: the Sacsayhuaman Fortress - a ceremonial compound and magnificent example of Inca military power that boasts a panoramic view of the city.

After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon: Peruvian Home cooking (Private)

Today, enjoy a three-hour culinary adventure. Pick up from your hotel and transfer to a local market. While in the market, the Chef will provide a briefing about local Andean ingredients, meanwhile, you will have the chance to buy products, mix with the colors and fragrances of the variety of fruits, vegetables, tubercles of the region, interacting with local producers and suppliers. Definitely, this is a whole experimental sojourn, in a traditional Andean Market.

Continue the Cooking adventure at the Chef house, for a private culinary lesson. Get hands-on and learn how to prepare the famous Pisco Sour, entrées, and main courses will be also cooked, which you will taste them. Discover the variety of Peruvian food in a cozy environment, interacting with the chef, between stories and pictures you will get the most out of this culinary lesson. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 10
Cusco, Peru
None None

Cusco

In the morning: Half Day Back to the roots of pre-Hispanic music (Private)

Experience the sounds of the past in this musical adventure in the heart of the Andes. Discover musical history in its purest essence by being introduced to the Andean value of sounds immersed in the spiritual concepts of life in each instrument. For 2 hours you will encounter the ancient sounds of war, harvest and love and even your own spiritual sound in this mystical endeavor. Get yourself immersed in playing some of the pre-Inca, Inca, and colonial instruments. This is a unique and special experience with cultural interaction.

Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the house of Maestro Almonacid. This musician is a keeper of pre-Hispanic music culture, as he stores over 4,000 ancient instruments in a small museum in his house. The amazing thing is that he plays each of them. Upon arrival, he will show us his private museum where all these antiques are stored. As we continue, the Master will gather us together in a circle, so he will explain the significance of about 20 different instruments and play them to make you understand the importance of each sound in the Andean Cosmovision. He will then take you to his music workshop where he will show you how to make an instrument. At the end of this unique musical experience, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

PM: At leisure

Afternoon at leisure for activities on your own.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 11
Cusco, Peru
None Lunch

Cusco / Sacred Valley

Full day Awanacancha Textile Center, Pisac Ruins & Pablo Seminario Ceramic Workshop (private)

Today you will have the opportunity to visit Awanacancha, an Andean textile center whose key objective is to maintain the wealth of the Inca’s textile art and keep their traditions alive. Awanacancha means “the palace of weaving” and as its name announces, it is all about textile production. Here you will learn about the dyeing techniques and instruments used for hundreds of years in the weaving of these famous textiles.

Continuing through the Sacred Valley, head to the town of Pisac, famous for its ruins which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the valley and separated along the ridge into four groups: P'isaqa, Inti Watana, Q'allaqasa, and Kinchiraqay. Visit the Inti Watana group which includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an inti watana - a volcanic ritual stone used as an astronomic clock or Inca calendar to define the change seasons.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Our last stop is at Pablo Seminario’s Ceramic Workshop, where you will observe creations in progress and with luck maybe even meet the own artist Pablo Seminario as he mainly works in his studio year round. He dedicates his life to the discovery of techniques and designs from ancient Peruvian cultures and every production of his studio presents a new art expression, providing continuity to these cultural inheritances. In his atelier, Pablo Seminario works on the drafts of winged men and magic creatures with crowned heads and round eyes, which resemble traditional pre-Inca pieces.

At the end of your visit you will have the opportunity to take a look at the exhibition shop and why not maybe even buy one of their unique pieces.

Overnight in Sacred Valley

Day 12
Cusco, Peru
None Lunch

Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Sacred Valley

Full day excursion to Machu Picchu via roundtrip train (private)

Morning transfer to the train station for an amazing train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, the great mountain-top city abandoned by the Inca Empire, reclaimed by the jungle and lost to humanity until its rediscovery in 1911.

Along the way you will enjoy the changing landscape as you travel from Andean highlands to the beginnings of the jungle (“eyebrow of the jungle”), before finally arriving at the town of Aguas Calientes.

From here, board the bus that will take you on a 20 minute ride up to the citadel of Machu Picchu, or Lost City of the Incas, which sits upon the summit bearing the same name, and is one of the most representative and recognized examples of Incan architecture. A guided tour of the Citadel includes the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds.

It sits on a mountain site of extraordinary beauty, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest; Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height, with its giant walls, terraces and ramps, which appear as though they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.

Machu Picchu is also one of the Inca's best kept secrets, since they did not leave written records and Spanish chronicles make no mention of the citadel, it remains a mystery.

Buffet lunch will be served at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.

In the afternoon, return to the Sacred Valley by train and upon arrival at the train station you will be met by our representative and driver for your transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Sacred Valley

Day 13
Cusco, Peru
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
None None

Sacred Valley / Cusco / Puerto Maldonado

Transfer Sacred Valley / Cusco Airport (private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to Cusco Airport to board your next flight. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and all departure formalities.

Arrival in Puerto Maldonado.

3D/2N Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica program (booked directly by the client)

Note: Transfer, program and activities are included in the package by Reserva Amazonica.

Day 14
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
None None

Puerto Maldonado

3D/2N Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica program (booked directly by the client)

Note: Transfer, program and activities are included in the package by Reserva Amazonica.

Day 15
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Lima, Peru
None None

Puerto Maldonado / Lima **End of your program in Puerto Maldonado

Transfer from the lodge to the airport will be provided by Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Lima Airport assistance (private)

Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist you with check-in procedures and any departure formalities for your next flight.

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Description

A once in a lifetime journey through the three regions of peru: Coast, Mountains and Jungle.

About Us

Metropolitan Touring - Peru is a very agile and extremely reliable DMC in Peru providing outstanding custom-made travel experiences. Originally founded as Receptour in the 1960’s, we became Metropolitan Touring Peru in 2007. By merging the local knowledge of our 100% Peruvian staff and the continuous innovation of the Metropolitan Touring network, we are able to constantly exceed our guests’ expectations and to offer important advantages for multi-country trips (ie. Peru & Galapagos combination). Our Dedicated Travel Advisor Desk’s goal is to provide exclusive assistance to the agent community to deliver a perfect travel experience.

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Guide Services in Peru and Machu Picchu

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2018

Metropolitan Tour Group is one of the best tour operators we have ever used. There staff was always on time and told us what we were going to see and how long it was going to take and then they executed the plan with out a hitch. Great !!!!!!!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Denise Sullivan

Metropolitan Touring in Peru was Perfect.

By: Cathryn Buchanan


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2018

Everything went perfectly. And we loved our guide for the Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu. We kept trying to come up with a question she couldn't answer, but were unsuccessful. Our hotels were amazing - completely comfortable, interesting, and with excellent cuisine. The lunch stops were fabulous. I can't say enough about how great this tour company is.
Travel Advisor:  Kari Mollan

Tour Guides to Use in Peru

By: Susan KW


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018

Metropolitan Touring provided a private guide and driver for the various Inca sites in Peru including Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The guide was terrific with our teenagers and took the time to converse with my son in Spanish, who is learning the language. He was well versed in the history of the Incas so we learned quite a bit about the culture including the history and significance of each site. Hotels selected were top notch and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the restaurants that came with our reservation. We would highly recommend
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Cohen-Dumani

Peru

By: Jasmine


Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2018

Excellent. Carlos and El Frasio very professional and knowledgeable. I will recommend them .
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow